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Home of the Uncorking a Story Podcast and the work of author Michael Carlon. Check out long-form author interviews, “Open Mike” reflections, and some truly great reads.

Uncorking a Murder

A detective short on time due to his declining health races against the clock with Podcaster Farrah Graham and her assistant Jimmy Doubts to free an innocent man.

The Last Homily

A Catholic priest is murdered while celebrating mass in the resort village of Chatham, MA and it is up to Farrah Graham, host of the Uncorking a Murder podcast, to find out who did it and why, before the killer strikes again.

Motel California

The Motel California isn’t a lovely place—a fact that podcasters Farrah Graham and Jimmy Doubts learn the hard way when Jimmy is framed for the murder of an outlaw country artist hellbent on distancing himself from his past.

Slippery People

Greg James is a former investigative journalist seeking redemption by reuniting a Country singer with her birth father. When the father dies in a mysterious fire, Greg enlists the help of podcasters Farrah Graham and Jimmy Doubts for help.

All the F*cks I Cannot Give

After getting fired three weeks before Christmas, Kelly Carson learns how not giving a F*ck can be the path to self-enlightenment.

Winning Streak

Winning Streak is the story of how three lives intersect as each comes to learn critical lessons in order to heal from the pain of loss in their lives. 

Return to Casa Grande

A washed up 80s soap star is thrust back into the spotlight after an accidental appearance on a hit reality show.

The Ruin of Souls

Doctoral candidate Michael Corrigan is trying to reinvent himself while atoning for the sins of his past. When his dissertation advisor, Holocaust survivor Dr. Sam Shoah, goes missing, Michael decodes a cryptic message and uncovers a plot hatched by enemies of the United States.

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Long-Form Interviews

Do the Hustle

About this EpisodeWhile interviewing author Christina Sweeney-Baird about her debut novel The End of Men, I started thinking about how most authors, and other creators in the arts including comics...

Author Julie McGue

Julie Ryan McGueJulie Ryan McGue was born in Chicago, Illinois. She and her identical twin sister were adopted together. Her debut memoir, Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family, and...

Jim Carlon Part 2

Jim Carlon Part 2 of my interview with Jim Carlon about his book Conversation with a Desperate Man: A book for any man on the brink; and anyone who loves him.Host & Guest Mike Carlon Jim...

“Open Mike” Reflections

Betting on Yourself

Betting on Yourself

Dave Mezzepelle"Riding bikes and delivering newspapers and then going around the neighborhood washing cars and cutting lawns...I've been an entrepreneur since I was about nine. And I love it and I could not see myself working for somebody else. I just couldn't do it."...

Men and Lifestyle Changes

Men and Lifestyle Changes

Why it's so hard for men to make lifestyle changesThis week I held some curiosity conversations with men about weight loss and learned that we are full of contradictions. These contradictions go beyond weight loss though (and make me want to stress eat). Listen in to...

Enjoying the Journey

Enjoying the Journey

Shihan Manny EsmeraldoOne thing I have struggled with is remaining in the moment. This reminded me of  an interview I did a few years back with Shihan Manny Esmeraldo who shared his thoughts on enjoying the journey. Happy listening!Host & Guest Mike Carlon Shihan...

Reinvention: Lessons from the man in black

Reinvention: Lessons from the man in black

Gay Hendricks"Relationship problems are perpetuated by both people rushing for the victim position and trying to claim to be the victim and then each one tries to out victim the other one, and so there's no way out of that."Host & Guest Mike Carlon Gay Hendricks...

Finding Meaning

A Man's Search for MeaningHolocaust survivor Viktor Frankl believed that those who survived the atrocities of living in a concentration camp did so mostly because they somehow found meaning in what they were going through. He would go on to state that it is important...

Born to Run

Born to Run

Kevin Knight“At the end of the day, if you can impact someone's life for a moment, maybe connect with them, maybe make them smile, just maybe make them think differently about another human being. That’s what it’s all about.”Host & Guest Mike Carlon Kevin Knight...

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