Uncorking a Story

Conversations that Inspire

Embracing Life’s Unexpected Twists, with Link Forester

Embracing Life’s Unexpected Twists, with Link Forester

“Be quick to forgive yourself. It's hard to do, but be quick to forgive people around you. We're going to disappoint ourselves, and people are going to disappoint us. Just forgive, get over it. Don’t let a mistake ruin a relationship—it's not worth it. The...

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Be Your Own Fool, with Joe Di Prisco

Be Your Own Fool, with Joe Di Prisco

“Be your own fool. You’ve got to be a little bit crazy to believe your writing matters, and it does!” Today, I chat with author Joe Di Prisco who shares the mosaic of his life, from a Brooklyn childhood shadowed by mob connections to his spirited pursuits in poetry...

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Wine, Women, and Dementia, with Kitty Norton

Wine, Women, and Dementia, with Kitty Norton

"It's like a honey badger; dementia doesn't give a shit. It doesn't care about what you want to do." — Kitty Norton Tune into this episode of Uncorking a Story for an honest and inspiring exploration of the highs and lows of caregiving, the power of storytelling, and...

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From Lost to Found, with Tracy Mayo

From Lost to Found, with Tracy Mayo

"Right, you'll forget it ever happened. That's what my social worker told me and other girls at the Florence Crittenton home for unwed mothers. But yeah, you don't forget that you are a mother. And also, how does one keep the secret from oneself? That's an absolute...

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Pathways of Light, with Gary Smith

Pathways of Light, with Gary Smith

"It's interesting to compare the process of creating an image with writing. In photography, I find myself editing the scene to highlight what draws my interest, focusing on the essence and minimizing distractions. This approach is similar to writing, where the goal is...

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Triumph over Tragedy, with Reggie Reed

Triumph over Tragedy, with Reggie Reed

"I have my wife as my ultimate support system. But as a man, it feels like you shouldn’t show weakness or talk about things that might make you vulnerable because you worry about what others will think. That’s why I decided to just go for it, to muster the courage to...

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The Power of Strength, with Lori Brand

The Power of Strength, with Lori Brand

"The day my dance instructor had her jaw wired shut to lose weight was the day I realized how deep the rabbit hole of body image issues really went. It wasn't just about being thin; it was about battling your body at war with societal expectations." - Lori Brand...

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From Punk Bands to Bestsellers, with Richard Roper

From Punk Bands to Bestsellers, with Richard Roper

"I kind of almost became an author by accident. It was a case of rediscovering a love of fiction, and then, on idle weekends, working on things purely to entertain myself. It grew from there." — Richard Roper In this episode, author Richard Roper shares insights into...

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