HumorOutcasts Interview with Linda D’Ae-Smith “Standing Against the Rage”

Linda D’Ae-Smith is the author of, “Standing Against the Rage,”
based on the true story of Mildred Flatau’s miraculous escape from domestic violence.

Based on newspaper accounts and historical records along with Mildred’s own diary, author Linda D’Ae-Smith tells Mildred’s story of survival from a horrific day of violence that occurred on March 17, 1933 and how Mildred’s faith was pivotal in her perseverance.

During this podcast episode Linda discusses the writing of Mildred’s story and other aspects of domestic violence.

For your convenience the full interview is at the bottom of this post. Just hit “play.” You can also find the Billy Dees Podcast on nearly all of your favorite podcast networks.

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Kevin Barhydt Author of “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother: A Memoir”

Kevin Barhydt is the author of, “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother: A Memoir.

The book is a memoir of how a young boy who was abandoned, abused, and addicted; transformed into a man with the hope, courage, and resilience to seek his biological mother.

At 45 and after many years of recovery, Kevin began a painful journey to uncover his origins and search for his mother. A quote Kevin often uses is,

“When the bird falls out of the tree, the bird is traumatized.

So is the mother.”

Kevin now leads a happy and fulfilling life. He does interviews to help fight stigmas that plague survivors of various hardships and conditions.

You can Find Kevin Barhydt on YouTube.

For your convenience the podcast interview is available below on Spotify. Just hit play.

The webcam version of the podcast is also available here.

Underprivileged Overachiever – A Crenshaw Story

Our guest on this podcast is Yohance Salimu who is the author of, “Underprivileged Overachiever – A Crenshaw Story.”

The book is his memoir chronicling Yohance’s journey from youth at Crenshaw Senior High School in California to his study of Geospatial Science at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Yohance speaks openly and candidly about his experiences and hardships on his way to success as a fighter and a survivor.

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same… you’ll be a Man, my son!” – Joseph Rudyard Kipling

For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and many others under the Billy Dees Podcast.

The episode is titled on these services as:

Yohance Salimu – Underprivileged Overachiever – A Crenshaw Story

The webcam version of the interview is available here on YouTube.

HumorOutcasts Podcast Interview with Wil 3 with Video

On this HumorOutcast interview is Wil 3 who is the author of, “Heartly Law?

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During this interview Wil 3 covers how aspects of his own life fold into his stories, his writing techniques, and how little moments can be character inspirations.

(Synopsis) A congregation is packed into a church and witnesses a would-be assassin shoot Nicholas Rossi, a young man believed to be responsible for numerous miracles. After the shot rang out, Father Thomas O’Toole stood on the altar with a .38 Special still smoking and his intended victim, Nicholas Rossi, was gone. Ari Meyer, Esquire, a 15-year veteran of the Public Defender’s Office, is assigned to represent Father O’Toole at trial for attempted homicide.

Heartly Law?

The case becomes oddly personal to Meyer and puts his personal life into a downward spiral down along with his law practice.

“Heartly Law?,” the sequel to “Heartly God?,” follows Ari Meyer as he attempts to convince a jury that a single isolated event should not outweigh an entire life dedicated to service and kindness for others.

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For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and many others under the Billy Dees Podcast.

The episode is titled on these services as: HumorOutcasts Interview with Wil 3

We also have the interview with Wil 3 on YouTube via Zoom.

HumorOutcasts Podcast Interview with Bill Spencer

Our guest in this interview is Bill Spencer who is the author of, “Uranus is Always Funny.”

Bill Spencer

Bill Spencer’s humor writing has been published by numerous outlets including Funny Times, Narrative Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Sun, and HumorOutcasts.com.

Bill has also published scholarly articles on the novels of Cormac McCarthy, has written more than 140 comic skits performed at the Wildacres Writers Workshop, and has co-authored an un-produced screenplay entitled “Angel Pays a Visit.”

Bill taught English for thirty-one years, twenty-five of them at Delta State University and six at Western Carolina University. He lives in a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife, artist-poet Carolyn Elkins.

“Uranus is Always Funny”

During this interview Bill discusses his style of humor, his early influences, and offers some tips for aspiring writers.

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For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and many others under the Billy Dees Podcast.

The episode is titled on these services as:

HumorOutcasts Interview with Bill Spencer

You may also access the podcast via this link on YouTube:

Dorothy Rosby Humor Columnist and Author

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Dorothy Rosby

Our guest on this episode is Dorothy Rosby, who is the author of, “Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About: Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time.”

Dorothy Rosby is a speaker and syndicated humor columnist whose writing appears in publications across nine states and is featured nationally in Exceptional People Magazine.  During this interview we discuss humor writing during difficult times and why it is important to laugh and share those moments with others.

You can find Dorothy on Twitter @DorothyRosby and her website is DorothyRosby.com.

dorothy-rosby-cover-apr20 (2)Dorothy is also a frequent guest on the Billy Dees Podcast.

You can find Billy Dees Podcast and related social media links here: Billy Dees Linktree

For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and many others under the Billy Dees Podcast.

The episode is titled on these services as:

Dorothy Rosby Humor Columnist and Author

HumorOutcasts Interview with Mary Farr “If I Could Mend Your Heart”

Marr Farr Book CropOur guest on this podcast episode is Mary Farr. Mary has been a guest before in regard to her book, If I Could Mend Your Heart” which deals with the subject of managing grief. This sorrow may be due to the loss of life but also any event or circumstance which heavily impacts our lives.

We talk about these subjects again and this time around we discuss how the techniques of managing loss and stress may relate to people who are strongly being impacted by the Covid19 crisis.

Even though these are a difficult themes, this is not a depressing discussion. Mary’s message is that often times carving out an alternative and positive path in life can be a part of how we manage stress and difficult times.

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Mary Farr and Billy Dees

Donna Cavanagh and Mary Farr have teamed up to offer non-profits and other organizations bulk and package rates for the book. For more information please contact Donna at Donna@HOPress-ShorehouseBooks.com. Donna also was responsible for setting up this interview for HumorOutcasts.com.

You can find more information about Mary Farr and her books on her blog Desire to Inspire.

For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and many others under the Billy Dees Podcast.

The episode is titled on these services as:

HumorOutcasts Interview with Mary Farr – If I Could Mend Your Heart

HumorOutcasts Interview with Daniela V. Gitlin, MD Author of “Practice, Practice, Practice: This Psychiatrist’s Life”

PracticeCoverthumbnailThis HumorOutcasts interview is with Daniela V. Gitlin, MD who is the author of, “Practice, Practice, Practice: This Psychiatrist’s Life.”

Daniela’s book gives you a view of therapy sessions from her side of the couch along with transcripts of what’s going through her mind as she’s working. Along with stories from her growing up and training years, the majority of the book spans 25 years of rural psychiatric practice. Written with candor and a light touch, these clinical and personal tales reveal a way of thinking that is essential for living actively, fully, and doing good work with a sense of wonder.

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Daniela V. Gitlin, MD

The interview is lighthearted, informative, and entertaining. Even if mental health fields are not of a particular interest to you, her career journey and life experiences are worth a listen. Much of the same can be said about the book. If you are in the field of mental health I’m sure you will find the material that much more stimulating but even as a novice or just someone who is just curious about human behavior, the book might very well be worth your time.

The interview was set up by the publisher, Corner Office Books and HumorOutcasts.com.  You can find out more about Daniela at DanielaGitlin.com.

For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and many others under the Billy Dees Podcast.

The episode is titled on these services as:

HumorOutcasts Interview with Daniela Gitlin Author of “Practice Practice Practice …”

HumorOutcasts Interview with Concha Alborg – Author of “My Mother, That Stranger, Letters from the Spanish Civil War”

Concha Alborg CoverThis episode is an interview with Concha Alborg who is the author of “My Mother, That Stranger, Letters from the Spanish Civil War.”

This interview was done with our partners at HumorOutcasts.com.

Concha Resize1This book is a memoir about Concha’s mother based on the letters her mother wrote to her fiancé who was fighting against Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

During this fascinating interview Concha talks about the scope of the Spanish Civil War, the plight of immigrants, and how she rediscovered her mother by researching and writing this book. We also discuss how certain historical elements and past political ideologies have relevance in today’s world.

You can find out more about Concha Alborg at ConchaAlborg.com.

Concha Resize2For your convenience the interview is available below at the bottom of this post. Just hit play. The podcast episode is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and many others under the “Billy Dees Podcast.”

The episode is titled on these services as:

HumorOutcasts Interview with Concha Alborg Author of “My Mother, That Stranger, Letters from the Spanish Civil War”

People of Twitter Podcast Interviews

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Dorothy Rosby and Billy Dees

Are you on Twitter? Do you use it to help market your blog, books, photography, or other creative endeavors? Have you been on Twitter with an active account for at least five years?

We are launching a new series of podcast interviews with Twitter users to talk about why they joined, how they have utilized the social media platform, and how the user experience has changed for them over the years.

On this episode we talk to Dorothy Rosby who is on Twitter @DorothyRosby

I originally met Dorothy working on an interview for HumorOutcasts.com.

coverjDorothy Rosby is a speaker and syndicated humor columnist whose writing appears in publications across eleven states. Her column has been recognized by the South Dakota Newspaper Association. She was a finalist in the 2015 Robert Benchley Annual Award for Humor Writing and was the 2015 first-place winner in the Humor Column category of the National Federation of Press Women contest.

Rosby Cover HODorothy is the author of I Used to Think I Was Not that Bad and Then I Got to Know Me Better,” who refers to the book as the book for people who read self-improvement books and never get any better. She also is the author of I Didn’t Know You Could Make Birthday Cake from Scratch, Parenting Blunders from Cradle to Empty Nest.”

For your convenience the podcast interview is available below at the bottom of this post. The Billy Dees Podcast is also available on nearly all of the major podcast networks including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and Stitcher. You can follow Billy Dees on Twitter @BillyDees.

People on Twitter by Billy Dees Interview with @DorothyRosby Author and Humor Writer