Uncorking a Story

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

Exquisite Loneliness, with Richard Deming

Exquisite Loneliness, with Richard Deming

Richard Deming is an award-winning poet and critic, whose work explores the intersections of literature, philosophy, and visual culture. He’s the author of five books, including Day for Night and Art of the Ordinary. Richard teaches at Yale University where he is the...

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Keeping Secrets, with Peggy Townsend

Keeping Secrets, with Peggy Townsend

Peggy Townsend is an award-winning journalist who has panhandled with street kids, taken to the skies with pararescuers, and once chased an escaped murderer through a graveyard at midnight. Her first mystery, "See Her Run," was listed as one of "13 Thrillers to Keep...

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Writing from a Center of Love, with Shelley Fraser Mickle

Writing from a Center of Love, with Shelley Fraser Mickle

Shelley Fraser Mickle is an award-winning author who has published over a dozen books, which, along with her commitment to literacy and the power of story, led to her being nominated to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014. Her books have been New York Times...

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Releasing the Prisoner, with Justin Woodbury

Releasing the Prisoner, with Justin Woodbury

Justin Woodbury was raised on a small farm out in the country on the west side of Ann Arbor, Michigan. A child survivor of church abuse, Justin began advocating for victims of abuse after he held his son in his arms for the first time and realized the weight of...

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Finding Sunlight, with Chrissy Holm

Finding Sunlight, with Chrissy Holm

Chrissy Holm is a writer, editor, and project manager and is the host of the podcast Stirred By Words, where she talks about words, writing, and wellness. Her writing has been featured on Everyday Health, National Council on Aging, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and more. She...

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Taking a Stand, with Robert W. Norris

Taking a Stand, with Robert W. Norris

Robert W. Norris was born and raised in Humboldt County, California, where he played basketball in high school and junior college. In 1969, he entered the Air Force but subsequently became a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War and served time in a military...

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A Journey Through Grief, with Natasha Daniels

A Journey Through Grief, with Natasha Daniels

Natasha Daniels is an anxiety and OCD child therapist and has published multiple books including How to Parent your Anxious Toddler, Anxiety Sucks: A Teen Survival Guide, Social Skills Activities for Kids and It is Brave to Be Kind. She also hosts the AT Parenting...

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Snakes, Society, and Storytelling, with Ginger Pinholster

Snakes, Society, and Storytelling, with Ginger Pinholster

Ginger Pinholster’s first novel, “City in a Forest,” won a Gold Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association in 2020. She is a volunteer member of Florida’s Volusia Turtle Patrol and resident of Ponce Inlet, near Daytona Beach. She joined me on...

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A Blank Canvas, with Lynne Golodner

A Blank Canvas, with Lynne Golodner

Lynne Golodner is the author of eight books and thousands of articles as well as a marketing entrepreneur, writing coach and host of the Make Meaning Podcast. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her first novel, Woman of Valor.  Key Takeaways Lynne's...

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There’s Always a Way, with Christina Henry

There’s Always a Way, with Christina Henry

Christina Henry is a horror and dark fantasy author whose works include Horseman, Near the Bone, The Ghost Tree, Looking Glass, The Girl in Red, The Mermaid, Lost Boy, Alice, Red Queen, and the seven-book urban fantasy Black Wings series. She joined me on Uncorking a...

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You Matter! With Ellen Yashinsky Chute

You Matter! With Ellen Yashinsky Chute

Ellen Yashinsky Chute is a clinical social worker, consultant and educator who has dedicated her life to helping individuals, families and teams unlock their potential. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her latest book, What Drives You?: How Our Family...

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Cat Scratch Fever, with Audrey Gale

Cat Scratch Fever, with Audrey Gale

Audrey Gale long dreamed of being a writer, but never anticipated the circuitous road she’d take to get there. After twenty-plus years in the banking industry, she grew tired of corporate gamesmanship and pursued her master’s in fiction writing at the University of...

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A Spiritual Forgiveness, with Diane Danvers-Simmons

A Spiritual Forgiveness, with Diane Danvers-Simmons

Diane Danvers Simmons is a born-and-raised Brit who moved to America in her late twenties for business and success. After an accomplished career as a senior vice president at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising and then Omnicom Media in London, New York, and LA, she...

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A Bold Faced Lie, with Carissa Orlando

A Bold Faced Lie, with Carissa Orlando

Carissa Orlando has a doctorate in clinical-community psychology and specializes in work with children and adolescents. Prior to her career in psychology, she studied creative writing in college and has written creatively in some form since she was a child. An avid...

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Crumbs of Love, with Donna Marie Hayes

Crumbs of Love, with Donna Marie Hayes

Donna Marie Hayes is a SAG-AFTRA actress and cabaret singer who can be found on a stage or in front of a camera and has been featured on the Dr. Oz Show, Orange Is The New Black, Black Girls Rock, Celebrity Ghost Stories, as well as in several other New York City...

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Be Bold, with Edward Carey

Be Bold, with Edward Carey

Edward Carey is a novelist, visual artist, and playwright. His previous novels include The Swallowed Man, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Little, Alva & Irva, and Observatory Mansions. He joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about his...

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Turning Pain into Purpose, with Bill C. Potts

Turning Pain into Purpose, with Bill C. Potts

Bill C. Potts is a motivational speaker, business leader, and community builder who has held executive roles at IRONMAN Group and Clearwater Marine Aquarium. He is co-founder and managing director of marketing agency Remedy 365 and a lecturer at Tulane University. An...

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A Light Bulb Moment, with Will Harris

A Light Bulb Moment, with Will Harris

Will Harris is on a mission to help save the world. He inherited a highly profitable, conventionally run farm from his ancestors. After many years, he found himself disgusted with the excess, cruelty, and small-town devastation. He decided to make a change to the land...

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