Food, Exercise, and Their Impact on Wellness with Guest Lenora on Twitter Spaces

Billy Dees and Lenora Colarusso

Twitter Spaces is an audio medium allowing for a configuration of hosts, speakers, and listeners. This Space was hosted Thursday January 6, 2022, at 2:00pm EST.

If you are familiar with the app “Clubhouse,” you are likely to recognize Twitter Spaces which is very similar. Spotify, LinkedIn, and any number of other social media platforms are also exploring what is being termed as “social audio.”

Currently, the only way to take part in a Twitter Space is via the Twitter smartphone app. If you already have Twitter on your phone you can utilize Twitter Spaces.

Spaces is an audio only platform.

In my opinion, for podcasts and as a production tool, the guests sound a bit “phoned-in” on Spaces but otherwise is acceptable. I am not sure how much I will be using Spaces for podcast episodes, but it has potential as a break-through medium. Real-time and trending topics are built into the fabric of Twitter which gives the platform a head-start in the social audio spectrum.

Our guest for this episode was Lenora Colarusso, who has been on the podcast numerous times. The first part of the episode covers Lenora and her journey of recovery and well-being. It is followed by snippets from a Question-and-Answer period that followed on the Space. Guests take part from all over the world, which is one of the great things about the Twitter Spaces format.

Writing Humor with Lee Gaitan and Dave Jaffe

What happens when you get two accomplished humor writers together to talk about their methods? The result is a lively and informative discussion about the art of humor writing.

Lee Gaitan and Dave Jaffe are together sharing some of their writing strategies and trade secrets. Does all humor come from pain? How do you select topics? How do you create humor during troubled times?

Listen to this episode to find out!

Lee Gaitan is a multi-award-winning author of three books. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, Yahoo News, Erma Bombeck Humor Writers’ Workshop, The Good Men Project, Mothers Always Write and Bella Grace. Her most recent release, “My Pineapples Went to Houston,” (2021) was just named a Maincrest Media Award winner.

Dave Jaffe is a humorist, writer, columnist, and a former Chicago reporter who has written for online media, print, television, and radio. His work has appeared in a wide range of outlets, from HumorOutcasts and HuffPost to National Public Radio and The National Lampoon. Dave’s book is, “Sleeping Between Giants: Life, If You Could Call It That, With A Terrier.”

Be sure to visit HumorOutcasts.com.

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on nearly all the major podcast carriers. For your convenience, the podcast is below. There is also a YouTube video with the webcam version below that. Thank you!

HumorOutcasts Interview with Deborah Fezelle Author of “Discretion”

On this podcast episode, we are talking to Deborah Fezelle who released her fourth installment of the Nick McDeare suspense book series, “Discretion.” The previous installments have been, “Full Circle,” “The Evil That Men Do” and “A Walking Shadow.”

During the interview, Deborah Fezelle talks about her early days, her love of the theater, and how being an actress influences her writing for the characters.

Deborah Fezelle

I very much enjoyed hearing about this side of the creative process.

Deborah also happens to be from my hometown which was pretty cool for me as an interviewer.

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on your favorite podcasting platform or inserted in this post from Spotify. 

Be sure to visit HumorOutcasts.com.

“Tour Book” Author Rachel Pfennig Hales

Rachel Pfennig Hales

On this podcast episode we are talking with Rachel Pfennig Hales about her first full length publication “Tour Book,” which came out just this past April.

The book talks about what happens behind the scenes of your favorite concert tours. Every trick, costume or scene change, and the sound and lighting; require the preparation and skill of a dedicated support staff.

After it is done, it is time to move on to the next venue and do it again.

Tour Book

The book contains true stories from the rock and roll roadies who have helped create the world’s biggest concert tours.

Rachel Pfennig Hales has a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University, a Master of Arts in English Studies from National University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College.

You can find the Billy Dees Podcast on nearly all of the major podcast networks. For your convenience, the episode is available in this post.

You can also view the webcam version of the podcast on YouTube.

“50 Ways to Worry Less Now” with Gigi Langer

On this episode of the podcast we are talking with Gigi Langer, PhD who is the author of the book, “50 Ways to Worry Less Now” which presents practical spiritual, cognitive, and energy strategies; to gain peace, clarity, and wisdom, no matter what is going on in our lives.

During this interview and in her book, Gigi shares her personal journey of alcohol along with struggles with worry, negativity, perfectionism, and chronic pain.

Gigi Langer, PhD

The book is available online or for discounts and information about obtaining a signed copy visit GigiLanger.com/buy.

For Gigi’s blog, courses, and study groups, check out GigiLanger.com.

As always the Billy Dees Podcast is available on most of the major podcasting platforms. For your convenience this episode is available in this post.

The webcam version is also available here.