On Mic Podcast

On Mic Podcast

On Mic with Jordan Rich discusses the art and business of voice-over with some of the most renowned talents in the industry.

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May 25, 2022 37 min
Peter Altschul is a psychologist and writer with a message worth sharing---people with different points of view CAN learn to get along.   His book of essays on the subject features many important touchpoints.  We will talk about Riding Elephants: Creating Common Ground Where Contention Rules and what Peter has to say about human nature and  how and why it’s critical we develop respect for one another.
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Writer Joe O’Donnell, best known for his series of mysteries starring  the rugged Boston private investigator Gallagher, returns to the podcast but he’s not alone. Introducing Steve Sachs, the subject of Joe’s new book, Living on the Fringe of the Mob. Through Steve’s eyes and life experiences Joe has compiled a riveting collection of true stories about the New York Mob from the 1960s through the early 2000s. Rather than being a &#...
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May 18, 2022 27 min
She’s written a must-read novel right out of the gate!  Meet first-time novelist Karen Winn who goes on-mic to talk about Our Little World,  a superbly crafted coming of age story that works on multiple levels, with irresistible characters amidst a tragic mystery. Set in the mid 1980’s, it’s a relatable story of bedroom communities with a lot  going on behind closed doors. Your host thinks it the best novel of its type in years. En...
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May 15, 2022 50 min
We welcome the “King of Historical Thrillers,” William Martin back to the podcast.  The international best-selling author of such classics as Back Bay, Harvard Yard, The Lincoln Letter, City of Dreams and so many more, brings us his latest, December ’41.  It’s a World War II thriller that combines remarkable  history with a fictionalized plot that has Nazis in America plotting to kill FDR on Christmas eve of that year.  Bill is at ...
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May 11, 2022 34 min
Award-winning author and historian Nancy Rubin Stuart joins us to talk about her new book, Poor Richard’s Women: Deborah Read Franklin and he Other Women Behind the Founding Father. Nancy does a terrific job uncovering the story of Ben Franklin’s romantic and flirtatious relationships with women. It’s a beautifully written snapshot of life in colonial times at the birth of a nation.  The women of the era finally have their stories ...
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We devote today’s episode to the ongoing work of the Professional Center for Child Development locadte just north of Boston.  Joining us is the executive director Chris Hunt, family liaison Ellen Waddill and Caroline Pounds, mom to a little boy currently receiving care and education at the Center.  The focus is on its mission which is to provide children, of all abilities, with a solid foundation of life-long learning.  As they cel...
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May 4, 2022 32 min
Tammy Gooler Loeb is a top rated career and executive coach with a new book that many will find helpful as they  look to “reinvent themselves.” We explore some of the helpful info and lessons in Work from the Inside Out: Break Through Nine Common Obstacles and Design a Career That Fulfills You.
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May 4, 2022 24 min
Today we talk about a taboo subject for many. It’s a conversation about death, transition and how trained, empathetic people like today’s guest Stephanie Garry, Executive VP for Communal Partnership at the Plaza Jewish Community Chapel help people get through difficult life events. We then take a little detour and chat with Stephanie about what she does outside of her “day job.”  She is an accomplished actor with many national tele...
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April 29, 2022 35 min
Meet the author of a different kind of war memoir.  Tom Keating has written Yesterday’s Soldier about his experiences about his coming of age in the turbulent 1960’s.  On his way to becoming an ordained priest, a series of life altering detours places him in Vietnam.  There he is trained as a war-fighter, only to have a greater battle with his conscience.  As he aptly says, “ My book is dedicated to all who object to waging war and...
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April 29, 2022 27 min
Meet a thought and action leader who is tackling the challenges that women of color face in the corporate world head on. Deepa Purushothaman is co-founder of nFormation, a company for women of color by women of color. Her new book is entitled, The First, The Few, The Only:  How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America. We talk about how business must evolve and the important role women of color, who have the skills an...
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April 25, 2022 30 min
Getting a chance to catch up with standup star Steve Sweeney is always fun. We chat about Steve’s work on stage as an impressionist and storyteller, how comedy has come under attack in some circles, what it is that makes Boston just a funny environment and more. Steve is standup royalty and it’s a kick getting a chance to chat with him!
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April 20, 2022 29 min
Kim Dower’s poetry is powerful, moving and eminently readable .  The Los Angeles Times describes her work as “sensual and evocative...seamlessly combining humor and heartache...” We know you’ll agree her poetry connects with audiences and is something special.  We’ll discuss her latest anthology, perfect for Mother’s Day,  I Wore This Dress Today for You, Mom.
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April 17, 2022 27 min
Meet the man that supervillains with megalomania have been waiting for!  He’s the inimitable Ryan North, the creator and author of Dinosaur Comics who has also  written for the comic series Adventure Time and Marvel Comics’ The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl.  Ryan is a New York Times best-selling author who happens to be a pretty sharp science guy.  His “sinister” masterpiece is his latest  book, “How to Take Over the World: Practical S...
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April 17, 2022 32 min
The Star of Prairie Home Companion and Lake Wobegon’s most famous son is back to share stories, humor and wisdom.  It’s a return appearance for Garrison Keillor,  here to talk about two new book projects, “Boom Town: A Lake Wobegon Novel,” and Serenity at 70, Gaiety at 80,” a funny and thoughtful treatise on aging. As always the conversation is lively and fun. Enjoy!
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April 13, 2022 31 min
He’s back with another thriller and that’s all we need to know to welcome Brad Meltzer back to On Mic! Brad’s latest is entitled, “The Lightning Rod,” and wait to you read about more of America’s deepest secrets.  As always, Brad researches and unveils hidden history in his latest novel. We suggest you hold on tight for an unbelievable ride!  
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April 10, 2022 21 min
A creative force on Broadway and beyond, theatre producer Rashad Chambers joins us to talk about his work producing a variety of plays and musicals, including his latest off-Broadway production of “Little Girl Blue,” a musical about the life and times of Nina Simone.  Rashad is a rising star in the fascinating behind-the-scenes world of theatre.
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April 4, 2022 39 min
Meet one of this era’s finest jazz singers. Not only does Amanda Carr have a talented hold on the Great American Songbook, she is a musician of many talents, composing, play many instruments, recording, teaching and more.  Amanda’s music touches the heart and soul of audiences.  But she offers so much more as a person.  Enjoy a conversation with a creative dynamo who we’re honored to call our friend!
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April 4, 2022 43 min
Dr. Barry Taylor, ND is a naturopathic healer of the first order. Over many decades he has helped thousands with his “Love Your Body” program, a well balanced approached to healing and achieving vibrant health. His new book tells the story in depth  We will talk with him about “Love Your Body: Your Path to Transformation, Health and Healing.” For those who are tired of merely treating symptoms or putting up with disease, Dr. Taylor...
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April 4, 2022 34 min
A fascinating true crime story comes to life with acclaimed writer Ron Franscell joining us to talk about his new book, “ Shadow Man: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling.  Ron’s non-fiction reporting in this one will have readers on the edge of their seats as the FBI races to stop a murdered before he kills again!
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March 30, 2022 26 min
Carmen Mariano is one of the most amiable chaps you’ll ever meet. Now in his seventies, he has been in school as a student, teacher, coach or administrator since he was 6. In that time, Carmen has earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The Catholic University of America, a Master’s degree from The Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Boston College.  He  developed long lasting friendships ...
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