HumorOutcasts Interview with Lee Gaitan Author of “My Pineapples Went to Houston”

My Pineapples Went to Houston: Finding the Humor in My Dashed Hopes, Broken Dreams and Plans Gone Outrageously Awry 

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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.

Lee Gaitan

The story that resonates in My Pineapples Went to Houston, is Lee Gaitan’s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss, or what she refers to as, “shock and awfulness.” Told with a batch of honesty and humor, My Pineapples Went to Houston both inspires and entertains readers along with offering hope and encouragement to those struggling with their own “plans gone outrageously awry.”

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Ken Stark, Award-Winning Horror Writer, Talks About What Makes a Good Scary Story

Ken Stark

Our guest on this episode is award-winning horror writer, Ken Stark.

According to Ken’s Twitter bio he is a questionable painter, unapologetic nerd, and committed beer enthusiast.

During this episode Ken shares many of his insights into writing, the importance of relatable characters, and what makes a good scary story.

Ken Stark’s books are available on Amazon including, “Arcadia Falls.”

You can find more about Ken Stark on his website and on Twitter.

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Samuel Moore-Sobel “Can You See My Scars?”

Samuel Moore-Sobel

Billy’s guest on this podcast episode is Samuel Moore-Sobel, an author, speaker, and columnist. His debut memoir, “Can You See My Scars?” is the story of a harrowing encounter with sulfuric acid, trauma, and severe burns.

Samuel writes about his experience as a burn and trauma survivor. Samuel has a degree in government and international politics and currently lives with his wife in Northern Virginia.

You can find Samuel’s website here www.samuelmoore-sobel.com and his Twitter account here @smoore_sobel.

This episode may contain triggers for survivors.

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Erika Port and her Advocacy for Survivors of Abuse

Erika Port

Our guest on this episode is Erika Port who is a businesswoman from the Cleveland area. She is also an advocate for abuse survivors especially in regard as to why many of them do not realize that they have been abused until years later. Erika is also somewhat unique in her study regarding this subject because she has also interviewed sex offenders since 2015. Erika has heard sex offenders share how they became sex offenders.

Erika also describes her journey as a survivor along with how her path to recovery began. She also details insights into the cycle of abuse, such as why the abused individuals will often stay in bad situations and what some red flags may be to signal that path.

Erika can be found numerous places online. She is @EgalityMatters on Twitter and erika.with.ak on TikTok. Her blog is Tomorrow’s Memoir.

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The Role of Food Regarding Well Being with Lenora

Lenora

On this episode we are discussing the role of food regarding our well-being with Lenora Colarusso.

Lenora is a frequent guest on the podcast and you can find her on TikTok @itsanewdawn4you. Lenora is passionate about the role of eating properly as part of an overall strategy for personal wellness, which she also discusses on this episode.

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Deborah Fezelle Author of “Full Circle”

On this episode, we are talking to Canton, Oh native and Juilliard alumni, Deborah Fezelle who recently released her new book, “Full Circle.” This is her third installment of the Nick McDeare suspense book series; the previous books being, “The Evil That Men Do” and “A Walking Shadow.”

During this discussion Deborah talks about her childhood, her career as an artistic creative, and her writing style.

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Talking Generation “X” with Julie from TikTok and Billy Dees

Julie Anderson

This podcast episode is an interview with Julie Anderson who many people know from her large following on TikTok. Julie is an advocate for Generation “X” and the vibe that goes along with it.

Julie champions kindness and positivity in all of her content. During this discussion we cover topics such as Generation X, TikTok, and certain aspects of social media in general.

You can find Julie on TikTok @julieanderson426

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Talking Generation “X” with Julie from TikTok and Billy Dees

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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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HumorOutcasts Interview with Bill Spencer

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Interview with Catherine Bosley about Her Advocacy of Avoiding Online Digital Dangers

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Catherine Bosley

Our guest on this episode of the Billy Dees Podcast is Catherine Bosley, an accomplished speaker, group consultant, personal coach, and television journalist.

Her mission is to help people stay safe in this day of increasing “digital dangers.”

Her passion is as an advocate of hope for those who have been victims of cyber humiliation and bullying. A better you can emerge on the other side once we find the steadfast inner strength that she believes we all possess.

During this interview Catherine talks about her background and experiences as a public figure and why she is such a strong advocate for online safety. We cover the topic of how some people are currently venting their negative opinions and frustrations regarding the Covid19 crisis on social media and how those online remarks could potentially come back to haunt them. We then discuss 5 online tips to avoid falling into this trap.

We also cover numerous categories of “digital dangers” that social media usage and online activities in general can often pose.

If the worst does happen, and we fall victim to a cyber catastrophe of some kind, the interview concludes with Catherine’s recommendations of how we can regain control of the situation.

You can find out more about Catherine Bosley on her website which is CatherineBosley.com.  You can also find her on Twitter @CBosley19.

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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.”

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