Big Time Talker with Burke Allen — by SpeakerMatch

Big Time Talker with Burke Allen — by SpeakerMatch

Big Time Talker with Burke Allen brings you compelling conversations the best Authors, Entertainers, and Experts with longtime broadcaster Burke Allen. Our sponsor SpeakerMatch is the leading provider of tools and services for emerging and professional speakers, authors, and others with a message to share.

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August 16, 2022 55 min
Dr. Lincoln Stoller, an academic jack of all trades, currently specialized in hypnosis and sleep therapy speaks with Burke about the intricacies of the human mind and what we can learn from our thoughts and dreams. Lincoln offers free services on his website, Mind Strength Balance, that are meant to help with one of the most difficult challenges of all, getting a good night's sleep. Free consultations are also offered through ...
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This episode of the Big Time Talker is a special collaboration with Headline Books! Calvin Fisher returns to the Big Time Talker to discuss the newest chapter of his Northfield Saga: Stormrise. Calvin has spent his entire early life writing science fiction and has received generous acclaim from Kirus Reviews, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, and more. As a native of Minnesota, Calvin Fisher learned to spend long winters tear...
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Have you ever thought about running away to Mexico to live by the ocean and enjoy the sun and surf on an extended siesta from the pressures of work and life in the United States? Think again. This week Burke speaks with Janet Sanders, an American business owner who, with her husband, rented a property in the mesmerizing Yucatan Peninsula only for their lease to end in a bloody attack after being wrapped up in a criminal scheme. ...
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This week Burke speaks with Charl Brown, a Broadway singer who was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Smokey Robinson in Broadway's Motown: The Musical. Charl has spent years as a young Broadway actor and international touring musician. Charl talks about how he worked to make it on Broadway as a young actor, with no backup plan Charl has devoted his entire life to performing. Charl is part of the Doo Wop Project...
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Tonni Lea Larson, a recovering victim of abuse and sexual assault now commits her life to helping people who have been through trauma similar to her own. Being an expert on toxic relationships, Tonni constantly works to help others to find peace in themselves after confronting their emotional bruises. Now having written four books, Tonni continues to speak publically and work to inspire and motivate women all around the country. T...
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Longtime West Virginia broadcaster, Dave Allen, speaks with Burke about the media and communications issues of their home state.  Dave is the host of WCHS news network's 580 Live radio show, aired weekdays at 9 AM. The program offers political commentary with a dash of sarcasm, proudly sponsored by West Virginia companies like Par Mar Stores and the Thornhill Auto Group. After spending decades working in West Virginia's s...
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This week Burke speaks with Richard V. Battle, a longtime friend and award-winning author about the future of American patriotism coming off independence day weekend. Life’s Daily Treasure offers 366 readings based on logic, philosophy, or faith that will improve anybody’s day upon reading them. The book is meant to help out when things are at their most difficult. Richard talks about his experiences in life and how it’s importan...
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This week Burke speaks with Chris MacDonald, a nationally celebrated musician who pays great respects to the history and story of Elvis Presley. Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis concert series has advanced across the nation for years selling out venues at one of the most authentic music tribute performers in the world. He talks about the history of Elvis and the elements of his character that have been long forgotten. Chris’s...
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Love showbiz? Love Las Vegas? This week Burke Allen welcomes Vegas legend Mark Prows, one of the top behind-the-scenes entertainment executives in the City Of Entertainment! Mark spent over two decades on the executive team at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, including a long stint as Senior VP of Entertainment Operations. Now Mark is the Chief Operations Officer at www.chargergogo.com, and he has a great way to make sure you neve...
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This week Burke speaks with Roger Smith, a New York City native who suffered in a long battle with addiction that left him facing homelessness and time behind bars, after decades of struggle Roger turned his life around and climbed the corporate ladder.  Roger Smith found success early in his life, but it only fueled his addiction and bad behaviors, it took a big wake-up call after a suicide attempt to commit to setting things str...
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This week Burke speaks with Kevin D. Miller, the nationally awarded author behind historical fiction novels like White Skies Black Mingo, Heart of Steel, and his celebrated newest story; Eyes of Morpheus. Kevin began his writing career after discovering a horrifying chapter in his family's history starring his ancestors in a grizzly murder mystery. After investigating his ancestral background, Kevin was inspired to look back a...
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This week Burke speaks with Jennifer McGill, a former Mouseketeer and lifelong performer. With her first time on stage during kindergarten and signing her first contract at 10 years old, Jennifer has experienced the highs and lows of being a child star. Having palpable, unrivaled confidence and drive to perform from such a young age Jennifer is all too familiar with the stress of growing up as a performer. Jennifer has also experi...
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This week Burke speaks with Tony Vincent, a longtime rock artist and Broadway star who now commits his time to helping young actors and musicians become greater performers. During his time at university, Tony founded his own record company, Adobe Flats leading to his first recording contract. Directly out of college he made his way onto Broadway where he played lead roles in smash hits like American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar, ...
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Season 6 America's Got Talent Winner, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. speaks with Burke about his life before and after winning big in front of the world over a decade ago. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Landau sat down and decided to work towards getting his high school diploma, an accolade he's been missing throughout most of his life. With the pandemic finally on its way out the door, Landau will be celebrating his high school g...
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This is a special collaboration with Headline Books. “He was born blue; he was barely alive. All the air had been sucked from the room.” Kelly Speck had planned for her newborn son, Bennett, to be placed on her bare chest for his first attempt at breastfeeding. Instead, he was whisked away to the NICU. It was, as Speck writes, “the kickoff of a nightmare journey.” In this episode, Kelly talks with Burke about the hardships that ...
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This is a special collaboration episode with Headline Books. Coal Country, by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the creative minds behind the award-winning docudrama The Exonerated, delves into the aftermath of 2010’s Upper Big Branch mine explosion, highlighting the indomitable resilience of a small West Virginia community on a quest for justice. Featuring the musical talents of three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle from his...
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This is a special collaboration with Headline Books In this week's episode, Peter Golenbock revisits the Big Time Talker to talk about his lifelong experience interviewing and writing about America's greatest baseball legends after a lifetime of conversations with them. Peter talks about his wonderful conversations with Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson, and many others! Peter tells these personal, first person accounts from...
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This is a special collaboration with Headline Books This week's episode of the Big Time Talker features Bruce McLaughlin, a Virginia-based attorney,  who under false accusations of sexually abusing his children, was sentenced to 13 years in prison. After 4 years of watching his back and surviving by his wit's end in prison, he was exonerated and let out of prison, fighting to get back into the business of doing law. In Br...
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This episode of the Big Time Talker is a special collaboration with Headline Books. Daniel Boyd, a retired world-class professor, has spent decades writing and creating movies. As a creator of all things storytelling, Danny has written plays, films, graphic novels, children's books, and more.  Daniel, a proud West Virginian, is joined by the illustrator of his most recent children's book, Hector Mexia, to talk about the c...
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April 5, 2022 39 min
This week, Lisa Foster talks about her new book that tells the story of how she became the entrepreneur who helped to revolutionize reusable bags in the face of the climate issues drawn by plastic bags. Lisa serves as a business coach after the success of her push for a greener way to shop, founding 1 Bag at a Time, Inc. which would lead to the revolutionization of climate-cautious shopping. She talks about how she came to find su...
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