Memories of a Moonbird

Memories of a Moonbird

What is the Memories of a Moonbird Podcast? It's a human interest show where we explore the human life through "infinite forms of travel." It accompanies my website of the same name. I interview people from all walks of life and we discuss what it really means to be human. We talk about careers, family, friends, travel, and touch on some important issues, hopefully bringing awareness to the multitude of journeys people take.My goal is to simply make the world a better place one cool and interesting episode at a time. :-)... Show More

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June 25, 2020 41 min

In light of recent events after the death of George Floyd and the international protest and awareness that it’s created, I reached out to several people I know from the black community and asked them if they’d like to join me for a conversation.

I wanted to find out what it’s really like for them, how they feel about these subjects and most importantly… where we go from here.

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June 23, 2020 41 min

He’s a very funny and talented guy and for almost twenty years, he’s been cracking us up on tv shows and commercials with his sarcastic and dry wit.

He’s also the creator and host of “Silly Billy Toys," a children's show on Amazon.

Today, we’re going to talk about life, entertainment, and the glory of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.  Which just may be a vital component in the meaning of life.  Let’s find out!

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June 21, 2020 56 min

You know her from the legendary John Hughes movie, “Sixteen Candles,” where she played Marlene, the “sexy American girlfriend” of Long Duk Dong. It's a really fun episode when we go behind the scenes of this American classic and also talk about her love of travel and so much more.

In a recent follow-up portion of the podcast, we talk about life with the Coronavirus, the good things it's done for the world, and the unity of p...

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June 14, 2020 105 min

He's been flying around planet Earth for thirty years and has flown more than 10,000 hours. Now he takes celebrities, dignitaries and executives where they need to go in a Gulfstream Jet. In the first part of our episode, which was recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic, we talk about travel, technology, the environment, and what it's like to be in the cockpit.

In a new follow-up portion of the episode, we talk about the Coro...

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At night, she's a bad ass, motorocycle-riding mom and stand-up comedian.  By day, she's a bad ass, motorocycle-riding mom and Master Electrician who works in a field that's predominately male.  Whether it's climbing rigs, laying thousands of feet of electrical cable, or setting up all the various lights and gizmos that have to work, she not only does this as a woman in a man's world, but she’s done it fully preg...

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She was born hard of hearing, and grew up with a loneliness she says many don’t really understand.  Using humor, she’s spent the last few years creating awareness of those kinds of issues in the hopes of bridging the gaps and creating understanding between the deaf / hard of hearing communities and the hearing world.

She's also an artist, photographer and graphic designer… and... an awesome human being.

Join us as we talk about e...

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He’s an Emmy nominated Actor, Director and Playwright, and for over fifty years has been performing in movies, television and on the stage.

Some know him as the Scorpio killer from the classic film "Dirty Harry.” Most people know him as Elim Garak, the beloved Cardassian Tailor from all seven seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

He’s also had an amazing career on stage, is a published author, and for fifteen years was the Direc...

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April 12, 2020 43 min

On a very special episode of the Podcast, I talk with Dr. Kevin Baker, a retired dentist from Chicago. He and my father were fellow dentists and the best of friends.  They traveled together back in the 1980’s on a couple of great adventures.

Come enjoy a fun podcast and share not only some great stories, but some of the Memories of this Moonbird’s Dad.

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April 1, 2020 77 min

For more than twenty-five years, he’s been a critic and reporter at newspapers including The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Detroit News and USA Today. 

He’s a wizard with words, wit and writing.

In 2000, in an effort to cure his juvenile diabetes, he became the recipient of a controversial kidney and pancreas transplant, the side effects of which can be as terrible as the disease.

Here to talk about that, and so m...

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She began her career in casting when she was only eighteen years old and has worked on huge Hollywood productions like Criminal Minds, Law and Order, and Star Trek. She not only continues to work in casting, but is also an acting coach, teacher, and consultant who believes wholeheartedly in actors.

Come listen to the amazing Erica Silverman Bream talk about the entertainment business, life after #metoo, raising children as a working...

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February 16, 2020 49 min

He grew up a Catholic Arab Israeli from Nazareth and after emigrating to America more than twenty years ago, began working behind the scenes in Hollywood as a cameraman and steadicam operator.

He's also a husband and proud dad of three kids, who has been doing a lot of traveling inward in search of life's answers.

On this episode, we talk about traveling around the world, and... traveling within ourselves.

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A military mom on the move, she’s been serving with the United States Air Force for more than fifteen years and spent more than 3,500 hours in the air.  She joins us to talk about how travel has been such an extensive part of both her military career and her civilian life.

It's a fun-filled podcast, so come learn what it's like to refuel a plane in the air and much, much more!

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January 12, 2020 62 min

Almost always hidden underneath incredible prosthetics and costumes created by Academy-Award winning artists, he’s been the creatures, creepies, demons, aliens, and bad guys you’ve loved in movies and t.v. shows like American Horror Story, Star Trek, Grimm, Men in Black, Z Nation, Sleepy Hollow, and Teen Wolf.

Today, he’s not only currently the big bad guys on CBS’s new show “Evil,” but he’s also going to be appearing in the upcomin...

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December 29, 2019 12 min

Welcome to the Epilogue with Moonbird, my annual wrap-up and last look at this year’s travel and life lessons.

Every year, on every episode of the Epilogue, I’m going to share with you a short story from an unexpected moment in my travels. I’m also going to leave you with a couple of tips for your own adventures as we journey into the next year, and in this case, as we head into a new decade!

Please enjoy the final Moonbird podcast o...

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December 22, 2019 60 min

It's a Happy Holidays podcast with author David Hofmeyr!

He joins me to chat about travel, life, and of course... writing.

His 2015 debut young adult novel, entitled “Stone Rider,” was a big success and has been described as a gripping, intense, and gritty dystopian thrill-ride with non-stop action.  His second novel, “The Between,” is being released this coming February, 2020, and fans worldwide can’t wait.

Pop in your headphones...

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December 8, 2019 59 min

She's not only an amazing chef, but she's traveled all around the world!

From Sydney to Paris and lots of places in between, her delightful humor and incredible culinary skills are only the beginning.  Join us, as she shares stories from her life, travel tips, and some insights into food. She even tells us what it was like to fly in the concord!

It's another fun-filled and informative podcast, so tune in now!

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December 1, 2019 70 min

He’s an actor and writer who's deeply passionate about the arts, human rights, and the LGBTQ and Latinx communities. Originally from Venezuela, he's funny, smart and knows how to tell a good story.

Join us on this funny and poignant podcast as we talk about travel, social and political issues, and the quest we're all on to better understand the human condition.

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November 24, 2019 41 min

A funny interview with comedian Jackie Gold, talking about her Brooklyn, New York roots, traveling for her career, and what it's like being in comedy as well as a woman in the entertainment business.

And you'll also find out what happens when we get a little silly with a translator app.

Enjoy!

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November 10, 2019 43 min

In honor of Veterans Day, I was fortunate enough to interview a former Staff Sergeant and combat veteran. As a Ranger in the United States Army, he saw some of the darkest sides of humanity through combat in Panama, Bosnia, and the Gulf.  He’s a recipient of the Purple Heart, and a man who credits his service with allowing him to see the best in people and maintain a positive outlook on life, despite everything he’s seen and been t...

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October 27, 2019 25 min

On today's episode, I have the privilege of interviewing Susi, who's been a flight attendant with one of the major airlines in the United States for over twenty years.  She’s spent more time in the air than most of us ever will and is going to share some great travel advice from the perspective of a veteran flight attendant.

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