Uncorking a Story

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All episodes of the Uncorking a Story podcast including both short-form and long-form interviews.

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Tess Gerritsen

Bestselling author of the Rizzoli and Isles series (and many other medical thrillers)

There’s Always a Yes

There’s Always a Yes

Recently, I caught up with my former boss and mentor Shelley Zalis who is probably the most positive person I’ve ever met in my life. In our conversation, she reminded me how important it is to go after what you want, to always get the deal (however the getting the...

Raise Your Hands

Raise Your Hands

This week, while doing some interviews for a travel client, I met a young man named Matthew who reminded me that there is joy in service.  My conversation with him got me to thinking about how my mother, the church lady of Stamford, CT, would “volunteer” me and my...

Playing Against Type

Playing Against Type

Last week I reconnected with an old college friend, Kevin Savage, who recently published a blog post that got me to thinking about the things that are really important in life. It also reminded me of some conversations I had with three strangers who reminded me how...

A Leap of Faith

A Leap of Faith

When I was a kid, sometimes TV shows would have the very special episode, which would deal with a difficult or controversial subject. Do you remember these? Topics dealt with things such as AIDS, teen pregnancy, or drug use. Memorable ones include The Bicycle Man on...

The Otto Penzler Interview

The Otto Penzler Interview

Listen in as Mike chats with Otto about his life and career including his experiences as a young boy emigrating to the US from Germany during the middle of World War II, how he traded in his desire to become a physicist for either the prospect of being a great American novelist or the center fielder for the New York Yankees, and how some harsh criticism towards his first novel pushed him towards a career as a journalist.

Author Dustin Lawson

Author Dustin Lawson

It’s not every day that I get to talk to someone as interesting and, dare I say, enlightened as author Dustin Lawson. I’m excited to announce that today was one of those days! Throughout high school and college, Dustin worked as a lion and tiger trainer at a big cat...

Author Matt Haig

Author Matt Haig

Matt Haig is a British author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children's book, A Boy Called Christmas, was a runaway hit in his own country and has been translated...

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