Uncorking a Story

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

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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Building Credibility, with Michael DeLon

Building Credibility, with Michael DeLon

As the president of Paperback Expert, Michael DeLon helps business owners publish a book that positions them as the expert in their field. He recently joined me to talk about how and why he became an expert in credibility marketing. What role did his father’s death...

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Stolen Moments, with May Cobb

Stolen Moments, with May Cobb

May Cobb earned her MA in literature from San Francisco State University, and her essays and interviews have appeared in the Washington Post, the Rumpus, Edible Austin, and Austin Monthly. She recently joined me to talk about her latest novel, My Summer Darlings,...

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Full Circle, with Fabian Nicieza

Full Circle, with Fabian Nicieza

Fabian is a comic book writer and editor who is best known as the co-creator of Marvel's Deadpool and for his work on titles such as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable, and Thunderbolts. He is the author of Suburban Dicks, a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best...

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I Saw the Sign with Eileen Brill

I Saw the Sign with Eileen Brill

About Eileen Brill: Eileen is a painter, writer, and Sign Language Interpreter who grew up outside of Philadelphia and graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. in Economics. She has written professionally for the restaurant, hotel, and commercial real estate...

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Writing is Therapy, with Elissa Grossell Dickey

Writing is Therapy, with Elissa Grossell Dickey

Elissa Grossel Dickey is a former journalist who now works in higher education communications. She has shared her journey of living with multiple sclerosis through blog posts for the National MS Society and is the author of The Speed of Light. Her latest release is...

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Paying it Forward, with Rochelle Weinstein

Paying it Forward, with Rochelle Weinstein

Rochelle Weinstein is the USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of emotionally driven women’s fiction, including This Is Not How It Ends, Somebody’s Daughter, Where We Fall, The Mourning After, and What We Leave Behind. Her latest book is entitled When We Let Go,...

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The Final Hurdle, with Jade Beer

The Final Hurdle, with Jade Beer

Jade Beer is an award-winning editor, journalist, and novelist who has worked across the UK national press for more than twenty years. Most recently, she was the editor-in-chief of Condé Nast's Brides. She also writes for other leading titles including The Sunday...

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Getting Angry, with Sandra Feder

Getting Angry, with Sandra Feder

Sandra Feder is a graduate of Stanford University and is an MFA candidate in the Writing for Children and Young Adults program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a black belt in Taekwondo, likes to paint, and has a sweet tooth — particularly for dark...

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Just Between Us, with Allison Raskin

Just Between Us, with Allison Raskin

About Allison Raskin: Alison is a New York Times best-selling author. She is also the co-host of the popular podcast, Just Between Us and co-creator of a YouTube channel of the same name. Allison has written and developed multiple TV shows and created the original...

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Yes, And…with Kelly Leonard of The Second City

Yes, And…with Kelly Leonard of The Second City

Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation at The Second City. He began his Second City career in 1988, eventually becoming producer of Second City in 1992 and Executive Vice President through 2015. He has produced hundreds of...

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