Clent Moore and Sweet Afton

November 16, 2018

The title, Sweet Afton, comes from Irish poet Robert Browning’s lyrical poem.  The theme in the book is how calming the poem is, starting with a man reading it to his wife to ease her pain.  This book has nothing but great reviews.  It’s the story of a man born with a silver spoon – but raised without a sense of entitlement – and how he almost loses it all, and his journey to keep his family.

If you know Georgia, you’ll recognize Tybee Island, Savannah, and other places.  Clent – yes, not Clint – Moore always wanted to write an adventure novel, so he did.  But it was also therapy for him.  Listen to him talk about it.

 

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BOB CLENDENIN: The Creepy Creepy Dude and the Giant Nose

October 26, 2018

This is our second visit with the ever-entertaining Bob Clendenin, the guy you don't know, but when you see his picture, you go, "Oh, yeah, that guy!"  

On his first visit, we did not get a chance to talk about his adventures as a giant nose.  And we talked a lot more about improv and discovered he is a woodworker and makes a mean Adirondack chair!  

Enjoy another fun, funny, and oh so interesting 20-ish minutes.  And if you haven't heard the first interview yet, click here.

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Jewish Museum of Maryland: Harry Houdini and Lots of Other Stories You Didn’t Know Where Jewish

July 29, 2018

I talked with the Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.  They're featuring a  Harry Houdini show right now. Marvin and I talk about the prodound impact of Jewish American history on American History.  Did you know The Three Stooges were Jewish?  How about Superman and Stan Lee?  Or Dr. Jonas Salk, inverntor of the polio vaccine.  Or Spartacus himself and one of the first cross-dressing movie characters, Tony Curtis (nee. Bernie Schwartz)  And did you know Marvin himself thought the only job you could have in a museum was guard?  Interesting stories!

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Lisa Lindhal and her Amazing, World-Altering Underwear!

May 6, 2018

Lisa Lindahl created the sports bra because she needed one.  I get it.  I used to run with my arms folded across my chest before her invention. 

Along with Title 9, which came along at the same time, the sports bra is considered to have contributed greatly to rise to prominence of women athletes.  The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History said of it: “The introduction of the sports bra did more than improve athletes' performances. It represented a revolution in ready-to-wear clothing, and for many women athletes, past, present, and future, it actually made sports possible.”   

And yes, the first one was made from two jock straps.  It looked something like the picture on the left.  For obvious reasons, Lisa wanted to call it the jockbra.  But the word jock had connotations then that it doesn't have now, so she had to change it to — yes, you guessed it: the jogbra.

She's got a book out now, called Beauty as Action: The Way of True Beauty and How its Practice Can Change Our World.

Click here to listen to the 20-minute edit.

Click here for the blog post.

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Bob Clendenin: The Full 60_minute Interview

May 6, 2018

Bob Clendenin is one of those actors who, when you see him, you go, “Hmm… Why does his face look familiar?  He’s the creepy dude.  In his recurring role on the TV show Scrubs, another character tells Bob’s, “You are hands down the most disturbing man I’ve ever met in my life.”  Yep, Bob has made a living by being weird.  Or sad, like Emmett Kelly’s clown. Bob has been featured on 10 Items or Less and an improvised Western series called Quick Draw.  He became a regular on Cougar Town, with Courtney Cox.  And he’s had guest appearances in too many more tv shows to mention here.  Same thing with movies.  And commercials… 

Capable of looking downright normal when he chooses to, he does Shakespeare and dramatic roles, too.  He was one of seven actors in 1996 to start Circle X Theater in Los Angeles, a theater that is still winning awards and critical acclaim today.

For a 20-minute edit of this show, click here.

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Bob Clendenin: You know you’ve seen that face somewhere before…

April 29, 2018

Bob Clendenin is one of those actors who, when you see him, you go, “Hmm… Why does his face look familiar?  He’s the creepy dude.  In his recurring role on the TV show Scrubs, another character tells Bob’s, “You are hands down the most disturbing man I’ve ever met in my life.”  Yep, Bob has made a living by being weird.  Or sad, like Emmett Kelly’s clown. Bob has been featured on 10 Items or Less and an improvised Western series called Quick Draw.  He became a regular on Cougar Town, with Courtney Cox.  And he’s had guest appearances in too many more tv shows to mention here.  Same thing with movies.  And commercials…  …

Capable of looking downright normal when he chooses to, he does Shakespeare and dramatic roles, too.  He was one of seven actors in 1996 to start Circle X Theater in Los Angeles, a theater that is still winning awards and critical acclaim today.

For the full 60–minute interview, click here.

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Lisa Lindahl and the Underwear That Changed the World!

February 12, 2018

Lisa Lindahl created the sports bra because she needed one.  I get it.  I used to run with my arms folded across my chest before her invention. 

Along with Title 9, which came along at the same time, the sports bra is considered to have contributed greatly to rise to prominence of women athletes.  The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History said of it: “The introduction of the sports bra did more than improve athletes' performances. It represented a revolution in ready-to-wear clothing, and for many women athletes, past, present, and future, it actually made sports possible.”   

And yes, the first one was made from two jock straps.  It looked something like the picture on the left.  For obvious reasons, Lisa wanted to call it the jockbra.  But the word jock had connotations then that it doesn't have now, so she had to change it to — yes, you guessed it: the jogbra.

She's got a book out now, called Beauty as Action: The Way of True Beauty and How its Practice Can Change Our World.

Click here for the full 61-minute interview, which includes her work with the Epilepsy Foundation.

Click here for the blog post.

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Local Boy Does Good: Aaron Marcus, successful Baltimore actor, model, teach, and author

February 6, 2018

This was a fun one for me because Aaron and I went to school together.  And he was always the one behind the scenes.  All of a sudden, he's a successful commercial model (not fashion or runway) and actor.  Aaron has arecurring rold on House of Cards and has appeared in nearly every other TV show that's filmed here in Baltimore, as well as many, many others around the country.  He has done thousands of print ads, written 2 books about the industry, and he teaches seminars around the world. Here he talks with us about the business of acting. Click here for the full 76-minute interview.

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That Girl Who Sings the National Anthem.

June 19, 2017

She's been singing the national anthem at college and minor league ball games since she was in high school.  And just recently, she got to sing with her idol, Josh Groban, and be on the cast recording of his new show, the Tony award winning Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.  How cool is that!

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Kukuwa Fitness – Move your Boombsey

May 31, 2017

Dance is the newest fitness trend, but you've never seen one like this!  Kukuwa Fitness with Move Your Boombsie (yes, it's exactly what you think it is) burns 1,000 an hour!  Yes!  And more than that, anyone can do it.  Whatever your age  or your fitness level, If yo move easily or you have troubel moving, if you have tricky knees or back problems, whatever.  You can do this.  And love it!

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