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.
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.
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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.
The book is available online or for discounts and information about obtaining a signed copy visit GigiLanger.com/buy.
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.
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.”
Our guest on this episode of the podcast is Dave Jaffe. During this interview Dave talks about his style of humor, his love of dogs, and offers up some writing tips for aspiring writers.
Dave Jaffe is a writer, columnist, former Chicago reporter, and humorist who has written for online media, print, television, and radio. Dave’s work has appeared in an assortment of outlets, including HumorOutcasts, HuffPost, National Public Radio, and The National Lampoon.
During this discussion we also talk about Dave’s book, Sleeping between Giants, Book I: Budleigh, the Early Year. The book was the Indies Today 2019 Best Humor Book Award winner; a 2020 International Book Awards finalist in both the Humor and Animals/Pets categories; an Independent Author Network 2020 Book of the Year finalist in Humor/Comedy/Satire; and an American Book Fest 2020 Best Book Awards finalist for Humor.
Smitha Gunturi is a women’s advocate who helps others get through the adverse effects of their lives. Being a single mom working in IT and the corporate world for the last 18 years, she hopes to provide insight and bring new light to conversations around other’s journeys with lessons she’s learned.
Smitha has started The Journey Podcast, guesting similar walks of life to her own, focusing on: child sexual abuse, domestic violence and haunted relationship, rape, child loss, suicidal thoughts & lone parenting.
On this episode of the Billy Dees Podcast, Smitha shares some of her long journey of trauma and recovery. Her story is one of struggles, but also one of inspiration and success in life.
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.
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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Our guest today is Penny, who is a Hospice Nurse who shares her experiences to normalize death and dying. She also describes herself as the CEO of sass. As Penny says in the podcast in regard to life, no one gets out of here alive.
This discussion may not be for everyone. For those who are interested, however, the topics range from death itself, the consistencies the dying often experience in the final stages of death, and personal beliefs regarding the afterlife.
Penny is a major influencer on TikTok, her screen name is @Nurse_Penny.
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