David Hanrahan returns to the show to talk about his latest novel, A Deadly Recollection, a brutally suspenseful and riveting foray into the connection between Boston organized crime, the syndicates of Brooklyn and the legal communities who try to keep them at bay. David is a veteran trial attorney with life experiences you need to hear to believe! He is also a singer and brought recordings from his barbershop quartet to share for the soundtrack of his life.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of his life (all by his quartet Spindrift): 1st song: “The Irish Blessing”; 2nd song: “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”; and 3rd song: “Panis Angelicus”
Wendie Appel is a professional publicist with over 20 years of business and public relations experience on both the west and east coasts, specializing in promoting artists, authors, entrepreneurs, mid-sized businesses and non-profit organizations. She is currently running two businesses: Spotlight Publicity and Purple Finch Press. Wendie also talks about her own writing and Granite State Arts Academy, a school she founded.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence; 2nd song: “In The End” by Linkin Park; and 3rd song: “You and Me” by Dave Matthews.
Stephanie Lazenby and Catherine Stewart have collaborated on a television pilot called “Domesticated.” They are now applying to competitions and working together to break into the industry. They talk about their journey as a team and as writers.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of their livess: 1st song: “Mississippi Goddam” by Nina Simone; 2nd song: “Cross Bones Style” by Cat Power; and 3rd song: “Wake Me Up” by Wham.
Natalia Iyudin, an award-winning Polish born filmmaker, is a Director and Development Producer at Fictionless. Her films have been screened around the world. As an editor and writer, she has worked on nonfiction series for MTV, BET, PBS and VH1 alongside hundreds of short pieces with partners like ESPN, Sothebys, Intel and Verizon. Natalia shares what it means to “go all in” in this business and gives excellent advice specifically to filmmakers, but anyone who is pursuing their dreams.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “Everybody’s Talkin’” by Harry Nilsson; 2nd song: “Take Five” by Dave Brubeck; and 3rd song: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.
Dennis McCarthy talks about his new book, A Brief Discourse of Rebellion & Rebels by George North: A Newly Uncovered Manuscript Source for Shakespeare’s Plays, a book he coauthored with June Schleuter. Dennis made the front page of the New York Times with the release of his book and shortly afterwards hit every major newspaper around the world. He talks about how he found this unpublished manuscript, how it’s been received, and what’s next.
Songs that would be on the soundtrack of his life: 1st song: “Heathens” by 21 Pilots; 2nd song: “Can’t you hear me knocking” by Rolling Stones; and 3rd song: “Dream On” by Aerosmith.
David Hanrahan, a seasoned Boston trial attorney, and author of Downsized with Extreme Prejudice, talks about his book and the incredible journey he has been on from his early life in Brooklyn, NY to his time in Panama as a lieutenant in the army where he built a school that was named after him. David sings for us live on air and shares music that shaped his life.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of his life: 1st song: Peter J. Wilhousky’s choral arrangement of the “Battle Hymn of The Republic”; 2nd song: “Drinking Song” from Verdi’s La Traviata; 3rd song: the Italian street song, “Wey Marie” by Dean Martin and then David’s version of the same song.
Steven Szmyt, author of The Kingdom, talks about his novel, his writing process and journey, and the literal dreams that made him fulfill his desire to be a writer. Steven is a native New Englander and lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire with his wife and two daughters.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of his life: 1st song: “Der Kommisar” by After the Fire; 2nd song: “Cat People” (Putting Out Fire) by David Bowie; 3rd song: “Slip Of The Lip” by RATT.
Priscilla Carr is a Mother, Widow, Friend of Sentient Beings, Educator, Psychotherapist, Interfaith Chaplain, Poet, Essayist, Memoirist, Literary Mentor, and in 2008 the Founder of New Hampshire Studio of Integrated Arts. She shares how she has lived her life with purpose and joy.
“We all got something. I embrace these unique entities as strengths rather than deficits and believe they have propelled me into multifaceted careers, universal travel., the arts, and chaplaincy. I am happiest when able to serve.”
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “The Happy Wanderer”; 2nd song: “Beautiful in my eyes” by Joshua Kadison; and 3rd song: “How can I keep from singing” by Enya