MyMediaDiary Podcast

MyMediaDiary Podcast

Podcast for MyMediaDiary.com, a blog of creative writing jump-started by media. Produced by Kevin Walsh, Royal Oak, Michigan.

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March 15, 2021 66 min

The phenomenon of WandaVision is explored along with the magic of 5 decades of sit-coms and the nostalgia of anticipation in the days before streaming and binging.

Special guests from LA: Adam Cooper, Daniel Cooper, Kale Davidoff & Erin Ben-Moche

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We visit with noted cinematographer Declan Quinn—whose career has spanned now five decades with such memorable work as director of photography for major films such as Leaving Las Vegas, In America, Vanity Fair and Monsoon Wedding along with David Letterman's Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”. 

While focusing primarily on the production of the Disney Plus movie of Hamilton, we'll also discuss his career wh...

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October 1, 2017 33 min

Kevin Walsh of MyMediaDiary.com hosts David Wells, Ph.D, co-founder of the non-partisan research group The Grand Canyon Institute who co-authored with Curtis Cardine Following the Money:  Twenty Years of Charter School Finances in Arizona the first of three reports which reveals that up to 77 percent of Arizona’s charter school holders use their state taxpayer funds for potentially questionable financial transactions.

Specifically,...

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July 13, 2016 58 min

Join Digging Detroit host Pete Kalinski from Royal Oak's Boo's Music Bistro inside Mr. B's Restaurant as he welcomes two of the city's foremost fans and promoters of Detroit's legendary blues legacy--President of the Detroit Blues Society, Steve Soviak and Vice President Tom McNab.

It's first meeting in 1985 began a multi-decade of transformations to increase public interest in the Society. Large-scale event...

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Tune in to our latest podcast, another Archivist's Roundup as we visit with four archivists and historians about Detroit's rich and varied Jewish history. The archivists share how they collect and preserve the stories of Detroit's Jewish community and also how they help connect today's generation with their heritage.

Host:  Pete Kalinski

Guests:  Aimee Ergas -Collections Archivist for Jewish Detroit at the Reuther L...

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In this second of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro–each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history–ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.

Check out more, including Part 1 at www.DiggingDetroit.com

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In this first of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro--each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history--ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.

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October 21, 2015 42 min

A look inside the "Arsenal of Democracy" as Professor Gregory Sumner of University of Detroit Mercy joins Digging Detroit's Thomas J. Reed Jr. and Detroit History Tours' Bailey Sisoy Isgro at Detroit's historic Abick's Bar.   Sumner previews his upcoming book-signing, Detroit in WWII, at Abick's on November 10, 2015.

Thanks to our Abick's host, Eric and Kit, we visit with Prof. Sumner in the cigar ro...

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September 25, 2015 29 min

Playwright Frank Anthony Polito shares his journey from blue collar Hazel Park Michigan to New York's theater scene, then back again, nearly 20 years later with a drama about his teenage years with his best friend--both discovering they are gay in the late 1980s.  

For two more weekends--through October 4th, audiences can share this remarkable show in Hazel Park at the the Slipstream Theatre Initiative's production of "...

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Some of Michigan's top historical archivists join us for a roundtable discussion on their unusual world--sometimes spent in dusty shelves and digging through dark basements and mysterious attics--but often waiting for you at the reference desk.

They'll share some familiar requests, general misconceptions, surprise treasures and offer some great advice for everyone on preserving documents, photographs and memories for poster...

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Woodwords, "Your Detroit Avenue to Alternative Pop Culture and Talk" is a new blog and podcast created by MMD contributing writer and podcaster Kale Davidoff.

Kale joins Kevin to discuss:

  • The first two months of a blog
  • Writers and stage-fright
  • The big thing before the big thing (aka "Off the Wall" pre "Thriller")
  • Cold-calling special guests for podcasts
  • Just diving in and keep on swimming forward
  • Surprises and th...
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    Ken Pickering, GM's retired Executive Director, Engineering and Design Services, joins Digging Detroit's Kevin Walsh and Pete Kalinski to discuss his career in the exciting years of design in the 1950s and beyond.

  • Moving from western Pennsylvania to WWII to GM
  • Hard work combined with some great breaks
  • Harley Earl & Bill Mitchell
  • How long a car takes from design to production
  • Women in design via Harley Earl
  • The Corvette SR2 c...
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    Ladd Biro has loved music and been a performer his entire life--but never wanted to be a starving artist either.  For 40 years he has worked in the entirely non-9-to-5 world of the track--and been in bands and created albums.

    He contacted Kevin Walsh about creating a music video for "In Days Gone By," a song that a friend of his wrote for his niece's wedding--dedicated to the special relationship between a father and da...

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    February 26, 2015 54 min

    Following a contest on MyMediaDiary.com, the top three winners guessing the 24 categories from the 2015 Academy Awards, Collin Ward, Melissa Balan and Steve Palizzi, were invited by hosts Kevin Walsh and Kale Davidoff to discuss the following:

  • Best and Worst of the Show
  • Bad Clips Shown for Good Actors
  • Underwhelming Films
  • New Categories such as:Neil Patrick Harris and the Hosting Curse--Too Naughty/Too Nice
  • Best Picture--5 Years from N...
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    February 16, 2015 70 min

    The 1967 vision of a new teacher transformed Royal Oak Dondero High School's choir into a ground-breaking force with its annual Pop Concert for the next 35 years.

    Author and alumnus of Mr. Rick Hartsoe's program at Dondero, Pete Wurdock previews the March 7th release of his book, Love Will Steer the Stars:  A History of the Dondero Pop Concert and is joined by Rick along with Dan Palmer, another alum from the programs early...

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    On the two-year anniversary of MyMediaDiary.com, featured writers Kale Davidoff (a MSU Spartan) and Steve Mitzel (a UofM Wolverine) cover the following sports topics with host Kevin Walsh:

  • Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes national title
  • The new NCAA playoff system
  • Jim Harbaugh's arrival in Ann Arbor--and likelihood to stay?
  • The Big Ten's return to power
  • Is the SEC hurt by the new system?
  • Different venues, different fans
  • Being a stran...
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    January 11, 2015 59 min

    MyMediaDiary welcomes back Tom Reed with his fellow co-producer of Digging Detroit, Pete Kalinski, as they discuss the early days of Detroit's automotive history with historians Bailey Sisoy Isgro and Madelyn Rzadkowolski, curator of Meadowbrook.

    Topics include:

  • Advertising’s current portrayal of the Dodge Brothers
  • Dodge's famous dependability—and fix-it-yourself car kits
  • General Patton and the Dodge military contract
  • Women...
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    Following the December 7, 2014 publication of his New York Times Sunday Review, "Detroit By Air" which examines the city's dramatic haves and have-nots, photographer Alex MacLean is interviewed by Kevin Walsh and Thomas J. Reed, Jr. of the new website,  DiggingDetroit.com.  

    Topics include...

    ·      Alex’s background, including his fear of flying leading to his pilot’s license

    ·      Detroit’s past, present and future

    ·...

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    December 23, 2014 23 min

    Veteran film and TV sound expert Ric Viers, author of The Sound Effects Bible and The Location Sound Biblejoins Kevin Walsh following a workshop Ric gave to Michigan high school students on his 10 Location Sound Commandments, which offer important life-skills as well.  

    They discuss:

  • Soft Skills and Reputation-how the most skilled person on the set may not be the one who stays on the set.
  • How Does One Begin as a Sound Guy?
  • Fatherho...
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    December 10, 2014 30 min

    Kevin Walsh interviews author and educator Dr. Erik Bean on his most recent books, including:

    Rigorous Grading Using Microsoft Word AutoCorrect

    WordPress for Student Writing Projects, Grades 6-12

    They discuss...

    - Overcoming student and teacher fatigue essay-fatigue with the technology

    - Student and teacher reactions to new tricks for the old dog of MS Word

    - Advantages of blogging for students (and overcoming stage fright)

    - T...

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