Long-time listeners know that I’m the proud father of triplets and anyone who has seen me perform stand-up knows that I lean on my experiences raising them heavily when I perform. Well, today’s guest on Uncorking a Story, Cort Casady is also a father of triplets and joined me to talk about his latest book Not Your Father’s America: An Adventure Raising Triplets in a Country Being Changed by Greed.
Cort is a TV writer-producer, songwriter, playwright, and author. He has won two Emmy Awards and three NAACP Image Awards for his work as a writer-producer in television. He began his TV writing career by creating the story and characters for a five-installment movie mini-series called Kenny Rogers as The Gambler. He went on to help format and launch the long-running talent competition, Star Search with Ed McMahon, the forerunner of American Idol. His credits include numerous other series, awards shows, and specials.
For the past 19 years, he has been supervising producer of the American Film Institute tributes to America’s leading actors and filmmakers, including AFI’s tributes to George Clooney in 2018, Denzel Washington in 2019, and Julie Andrews this year (after being delayed by COVID for two years).
His songs have been recorded by Crystal Gayle, Jessie Colter, and Marshall Chapman and commissioned for the films Electric Horseman and Honeysuckle Rose. His musical play, King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story, co-written with Mary Miller, had its world premiere at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach in 2017. His memoir, Not Your Father’s America: An Adventure Raising Triplets in a Country Being Changed by Greed, was just published.
- Emotions experienced while having difficulty trying to start a family
- How a sense of humor helps your sanity (and marital relationship) when raising triplets.
- Sanity-saving advice given to him by a nurse before leaving the hospital.
- The importance of rasing multiples as individuals and not part of “a set.”
- Cort’s take on the changes taking place in the America his triplets are inheriting.
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