Uncorking a Story

In-depth conversations with storytellers including authors, filmmakers, comedians, and podcasters.

Timeless Maverick, with Allison Gilbert

Timeless Maverick, with Allison Gilbert

Allison is an award-winning journalist and author of numerous books including Passed and Present and Parentless Parents. Her forthcoming book, Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman, is the inspiring story of a timeless...

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Happy Little Accidents, with Katherine Linn Caire

Happy Little Accidents, with Katherine Linn Caire

I’ll admit it, I love watching The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Here’s the thing, though, I can’t draw to save my life, but I am drawn to that show the way some people are drawn to watching fish swim in a tank. He was a talented artist, no doubt, but what I...

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Runaway Train, with Ava Glass

Runaway Train, with Ava Glass

About Ava Glass: Ava Glass is a former civil servant and journalist who once worked closely with spies. She lives in the same town in the south of England as Christopher Steele. But this is, of course, a coincidence. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about...

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Seeing in Color, with Annette Libeskind Berkovits

Seeing in Color, with Annette Libeskind Berkovits

Every now and then I uncork a story that just won’t leave me and Annette Libeskind Berkovits’ story is exactly one of those. While this is a story about a person growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust, I want to be clear, as does Annette, that this is not a...

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Addressing Shame, with Jim Young

Addressing Shame, with Jim Young

About Jim Young: Jim is on a personal mission to help men defeat burnout. He does this through his coaching business where he is known as The Centered Coach, and is also doing it through his new book entitled Expansive Intimacy: How Tough Guys Defeat Burnout. In this...

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Mindset is a Muscle, with Carrington Smith

Mindset is a Muscle, with Carrington Smith

About Carrington Smith: Carrington Smith is a single mom, attorney, business owner, and executive search professional. Despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, life gave her a hard kick in the tail. She has survived sexual assault, two divorces, piles of...

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Enjoying The Ride, with David Bell

Enjoying The Ride, with David Bell

About David Bell: David is the USA Today-bestselling author of twelve novels from Berkley/Penguin, including THE FINALISTS, KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS, THE REQUEST, and LAYOVER. His work has been translated into numerous foreign languages, included on several bestseller...

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If Not Now, When? with KJ Dell’Antonia

If Not Now, When? with KJ Dell’Antonia

About KJ Dell'Antonia: KJ is the author of The Chicken Sisters, a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, and a timely, humorous exploration of the same themes she has long focused on in her journalism: the importance of finding joy in our...

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Fortune Hunting, with Sophie Irwin

Fortune Hunting, with Sophie Irwin

About Sophie Irwin: Sophie has spent years immersed in the study of historical fiction, from a dissertation on why Georgette Heyer helped win World War Two, to time spent in dusty stacks and old tomes doing detailed period research when writing this book.  Her love...

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Going Off Script, with Annabel Monaghan

Going Off Script, with Annabel Monaghan

About Annabel Monaghan: Annabel is the author of two Young Adult novels: A Girl Named Digit, optioned by the Disney Channel, and the sequel, Double Digit. She is also the author of Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?, a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that...

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Keeping it Hot with Ashleigh Renard

Keeping it Hot with Ashleigh Renard

About Ashleigh Renard: As a figure skating coach and choreographer, Ashleigh Renard spent two decades building trust and fostering teamwork, growing her synchronized skating organization to one of the biggest in the world. Now she offers support and encouragement to...

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Ripple Effects, with Johnny Sirpilla

Ripple Effects, with Johnny Sirpilla

Every now and then I uncork a story that simply inspires the hell out of me—and this is one of those stories. Meet Johnny Spirilla As Founder and CEO of Encourage LLC, Johnny Sirpilla specializes in leadership development. Every year he addresses organizations with...

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Inner Voices with Sandra Butler

Inner Voices with Sandra Butler

About Sandra Butler: Sandra is the author of several books, each designed to identify something unspoken and move those issues into the public conversation. Over the past three decades, Sandra has written dozens of articles, reviews, and essays that have appeared in a...

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At the Seat of your Pants, with Anastasia Zadeik

At the Seat of your Pants, with Anastasia Zadeik

Anastasia Zadeik is an author, editor, and narrative nonfiction storyteller. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her practicing yoga, hiking, biking, swimming, or hanging out with her husband and her empty-nest rescue dog, Charlie. She’s here today to talk...

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Writing with the Door Closed, with Eleanor Brown

Writing with the Door Closed, with Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris, and the editor of the anthology, A Paris All Your Own.  She holds an M.A. in Literature and teaches writing workshops at writing conferences and centers nationwide Her...

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Rewired, with Carl Marci, M.D.

Rewired, with Carl Marci, M.D.

Dr. Carl Marci is a leader in the fields of social and consumer neuroscience and serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Cava Capital. Formerly the Chief Neuroscientist at the Nielsen Company, he’s also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is a psychiatrist at...

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Give Me Some Sugar, with David Winkler

Give Me Some Sugar, with David Winkler

About David Winkler: David comes from Hollywood royalty and is a very successful film producer. His work includes the films Creed, Rocky Balboa, and The Mechanic. He joins us today to talk about his memoir, The Arrangement, a Love story, in which he depicts the time...

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Make it Happen, with J.R. Harris

Make it Happen, with J.R. Harris

Robert Harris (JR) has been exploring and backpacking long distance for more than 60 years in some of the most remote and inhospitable wilderness areas in the world, unsupported and mostly alone, and he has written numerous articles about his experiences, as well as a...

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