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Home of the Uncorking a Story Podcast and the work of author Michael Carlon. Check out long-form author interviews, “Open Mike” reflections, and some truly great reads.

Uncorking a Murder

A detective short on time due to his declining health races against the clock with Podcaster Farrah Graham and her assistant Jimmy Doubts to free an innocent man.

The Last Homily

A Catholic priest is murdered while celebrating mass in the resort village of Chatham, MA and it is up to Farrah Graham, host of the Uncorking a Murder podcast, to find out who did it and why, before the killer strikes again.

Motel California

The Motel California isn’t a lovely place—a fact that podcasters Farrah Graham and Jimmy Doubts learn the hard way when Jimmy is framed for the murder of an outlaw country artist hellbent on distancing himself from his past.

Slippery People

Greg James is a former investigative journalist seeking redemption by reuniting a Country singer with her birth father. When the father dies in a mysterious fire, Greg enlists the help of podcasters Farrah Graham and Jimmy Doubts for help.

All the F*cks I Cannot Give

After getting fired three weeks before Christmas, Kelly Carson learns how not giving a F*ck can be the path to self-enlightenment.

Winning Streak

Winning Streak is the story of how three lives intersect as each comes to learn critical lessons in order to heal from the pain of loss in their lives. 

Return to Casa Grande

A washed up 80s soap star is thrust back into the spotlight after an accidental appearance on a hit reality show.

The Ruin of Souls

Doctoral candidate Michael Corrigan is trying to reinvent himself while atoning for the sins of his past. When his dissertation advisor, Holocaust survivor Dr. Sam Shoah, goes missing, Michael decodes a cryptic message and uncovers a plot hatched by enemies of the United States.

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Long-Form Interviews

Do the Hustle

About this EpisodeWhile interviewing author Christina Sweeney-Baird about her debut novel The End of Men, I started thinking about how most authors, and other creators in the arts including comics...

Author Julie McGue

Julie Ryan McGueJulie Ryan McGue was born in Chicago, Illinois. She and her identical twin sister were adopted together. Her debut memoir, Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and...

Jim Carlon Part 2

Jim Carlon Part 2 of my interview with Jim Carlon about his book Conversation with a Desperate Man: A book for any man on the brink; and anyone who loves him.Host & Guest Mike Carlon Jim...

“Open Mike” Reflections

The Little Things

The Little Things

Listen Here or Read BelowNew Release FollowfacebooktwitteryoutubeinstagramBack in 2017, U2 toured the world performing The Joshua Tree in its entirety to commemorate the 30th anniversary of that iconic album. Really, there’s not a bad song on it and you haven’t lived...

Do the Hustle

Do the Hustle

About this EpisodeWhile interviewing author Christina Sweeney-Baird about her debut novel The End of Men, I started thinking about how most authors, and other creators in the arts including comics and actors, have to work additional jobs long before they can earn a...

The Tiger Within

The Tiger Within

In April of 2019, I was in Florida with my kids for their spring break. We stayed where we always stay, with my parents, and that year a special visitor came along—my twin brother Jimmy. I hadn’t really seen much of Jim in the years prior, for a variety of reasons,...

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

About This EpisodePrefer to listen? Click on the play button below.Today I am inspired to share with you one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. It came from my sister and she gave it to me this weekend. It wasn’t for a special occasion; then again, just getting...

Giving 100%

Giving 100%

About this EpisodeThis week I sat in on the first of hopefully many episodes of Comedy Roads, an online show featuring interviews with established stand up comedians reflecting on their path to success. It's hosted by the one and only Bob DiBuono. A-Lister Eddie Brill...

The Ruin of Souls Chapter 1: A Coded Message

The Ruin of Souls Chapter 1: A Coded Message

Mike Carlon Today we are going to switch gears a bit as I'd like to share with you the first chapter of my latest book The Ruin of Souls. Now look, I'm not a professional voiceover artist nor am I an audio engineer, so keep both in mind as you listen in. If you like...

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