Nadine Thompson has
dedicated her life as a social entrepreneur to empowering women and creating
innovative entrepreneurial opportunities for people who want to improve the
quality of their lives. Nadine has created a number of successful businesses
under her brand Soul Purpose and is now working on her latest venture CBD
Thomas Ott earned his Ph.D. in Caribbean History from the
University of Tennessee and is the author of The Haitian Revolution: 1791-1804
and Saturday and the Witch Woman. In 2010 he retired from the University of
North Alabama to write the story of Saturday, a slave on the French side of his
ancestors and a participant in the world’s greatest slave rebellion. He joins me
from North Alabama.
Kasey Bergh found new love when she sent a text and got a
wrong number. Ultimately, they met, fell in love and got married 3 years
later. Kasey and Henry’s love story has
gone viral, not only because of that serendipitous text message but also
because Henry is 29 years younger than she is. Kasey shares the circumstances
behind their first meeting and the ways they have dealt with some of their unique
struggles in order to go all in.
Mansfield joins me again to talk about her new book The Narcissist’s Wife. This is Laura’s second book. For this
episode, we found more common ground and talked about our own experiences with narcissists,
how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from becoming enmeshed with narcissists,
and that it is possible to have a fulfilling life after we remove the toxicity in
Three songs that
would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “Breathe (2
AM)” by Anna Nalick; 2nd song: “Love in the
Dark” by Adele; and 3rd song: “This Is the Sea” by The Waterboys.
Abby Rosser lives
in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her husband and four children. She is a former
kindergarten teacher who is now an author, publishing 5 books in 6 years, and
currently working on book 6. Abby talks about her writing journey, her books,
what it means to her to go all in, and where she finds meaning in her life.
Three songs that
would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “In Your
Eyes” by Peter Gabriel; 2nd song: “Beautiful Boy” by
John Lennon; and 3rd song: “Look Up Child” by Lauren
Molly Campbell and Krista Jackman are UNH Lecturers and have
started The HUGEmanities Project, a collaboration between The New Hampshire
Humanities Collaborative, and UNH College of Liberal Arts. It is an initiative
that highlights the engaged, active thinking and digital humanities work UNH
students are doing. We discuss why the humanities are an important field of
study, define the humanities through song, and talk about going all in.
Defining the Humanities through
song: 1st song: “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday 1939; 2nd
song: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton 1980; and 3rd song: “For What it’s
Worth” by Buffalo Springfield 1966.
Amy Greene is a SAG stunt performer and stunt coordinator. Some of her films include Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (currently on Netflix), The Nun, Woodshock, and All Creatures Here Below. Amy talks about how she got started as a stunt performer, the film industry, and what it means to go all in.
Three songs that
would be on the soundtrack of her life: “Car” by Built To Spill; 2nd
song: “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” by George Strait; and 3rd song: “Eye
Of The Tiger” by Survivor.
Jody Clark joins me again to talk about The Ring on the Sill the final book in his trilogy “The Soundtrack to My Life.” Jody grew up in the Kittery/York area of southern Maine and his books are based on his experiences growing up in a beach town. Jody talks about his recent launch party, meeting John Cusack, his writing habits, and what’s next.
The three songs he shared: 1st song: “With or Without you” by U2; 2nd song: “I Melt with you” by Modern English; and 3rd song: “Wild Irish Rose” by The Push Stars.
Jordan Formichelli and Marina Altschiller join me to talk about Little Shop of Horrors (opening May 31 at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord, NH), the show’s origin, producing a big name show as a start-up theatre company (Dive-In Productions), and what it means to them “to go all in.”
They shared three songs from the musical: 1st song: “Prologue”; 2nd song: “Feed Me”; and 3rd song: “Suddenly Seymour.”
For more information on Dive In Productions, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Hanrahan is back for his third appearance. David is a former Boston trial attorney and now the author of three novels. He just released his latest novel, Sanctuary: A Catalyst for Murder. David talks about his new book, a book club in Florida he visited, when he was on the NYC television show “So You Want to be a Star,” and a few near-death experiences.
1st song: “Tired” and 2nd song: “You’re in Heaven When You’re in Love.” Both songs sung by David Hanrahan and written by fellow students at Brooklyn Technical High School, William Goldenberg and Robert Hanning.
3rd song: “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord,” sung by “The Choirmen” at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Abington, MA performed for a special celebration of Cardinal Cushing’s 75th birthday (David is the soloist).
4th song: “Oh Lord I Am Not Worthy” sung by David Hanrahan