Your Online Coffee Break

Your Online Coffee Break

In this podcast we interview scientists, writers, business leaders, directors & producers, musicians and more. Take your next break with us to get inspired, geek out, or learn something new.

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November 23, 2021 18 min
Jude Cole releases two new albums: Coup De Main and Coolerator


JUDE COLE is a singer, songwriter, guitarist/sideman, film composer, producer, manager. His scored his top 10 hit “Baby It’s Tonight” in the early 90s and just released his few new music in 21 years. This year he released two albums, COUP DE MAIN, a multi-genre solo release, and COOLERATOR, a collection of his favorite songs from the 1950s. Jude also manager & prod...

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Interview with Will Turpin, a Multi-platinum artist and songwriter, bassist for the Atlanta rock band Collective Soul.


Will is a member of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and has spent his life surrounded by all types of music. Collective Soul officially formed in late 1993 and charted an astounding seven No. 1 hits and 19 Top 40 singles in a seven-year period. To date they have sold more than 15 million records worldwide and conti...

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Interview with SpaceX Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn

The Crew-3 mission launched November 2021

Dr. Thomas Marshburn is the pilot of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and second in command for the SpaceX Crew-3 mission. He is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. Once aboard the International Space Station (ISS), he will serve as an Expedition 66 flight engineer.

Tom is a Statesville, North Carolina, native who became an a...

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October 19, 2021 19 min
Actor, Singer, Songwriter Ben Barnes releases his first EP “Songs For You”

Fans of BEN BARNES all over the globe know him as Prince Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Billy Russo from Marvel’s The Punisher, Logan from HBO’s Westworld, and Neil McCormick, Bono’s best friend in Killing Bono. More recently, he stars as General Kirigan in Netflix’s #1 show, “Shadow and Bone”. After years of being directed, written ...

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Roger Earl is the drummer and a founding member of Foghat. The band formed in 1971 and has achieved eight gold records, one platinum and one double-platinum record. Their amazing hits include Slow Ride, Fool for the City, and Stone Blue. They just released “8 Days on the Road” a live album celebrating their 50th anniversary. Roger joins me today to discuss his music journey, including Foghat’s latest music.

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Chris Lane co-founded STATION in 2011 along with vocalist Patrick Kearney. The band, which also includes Emi Asta and Tony Baptist, has been branded by GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE as the “New Wave of Classic Rock”. Chris joins me today to discuss the band’s upcoming fourth album, PERSPECTIVE, which will be released on October 8, 2021.

PERSPECTIVE shows why Guitar World magazine recently put Station on their list of 15 current bands who ...

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Space Careers & News with Laura Seward Forcyzk

Astralytical's Laura Seward Forczyk

In this episode we interview space consultant and author, Laura Seward Forczyk. Laura is the owner of Astralytical, a space consulting firm specializing in space science, industry, and policy. Laura & her company also offer space & aerospace career coaching services to students and professionals. In this episode we’ll dive more into ...

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September 1, 2021 22 min
Interview with Rogue Space Systems CEO Jeromy Grimmett

In this episode we explore speak with Jeromy Grimmett, the founder & CEO of Rogue Space Systems. Rogue is a new space startup company that is creating orbital robots, or “Orbots”, that will repair and service satellites using Artificial Intelligence. Their new service will increase satellite lifespans, reducing the need to replace expensive space assets; by repairing them....

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A space journey to an alien ocean

Is there alien life on Europa? We may find out sooner than you think. And it just might be at the bottom of an alien ocean on an icy moon of Jupiter.

In this episode we going to explore Europa, the ice moon of Jupiter and the mission to get there. NASA is currently building the Europa Clipper spacecraft which will begin its voyage to the Jovian Moon in 2024. Joining us today to discuss his new boo...

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International Chart-Topping Music Artist Gloria Estefan

In this episode, we interview international chart-topping music artist Gloria Estefan. A winner of three Grammy Awards, her amazing hits include “Conga”, “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Cuts Both Ways”, “Get On Your Feet”, and “Don’t Wanna Lose You”. Her music sales surpass more than 75 million worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time and the most s...

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The Resounding Maybes recently released their debut album, Sine Qua Non, featuring a mix of alternative rock songs with a dream-pop flavor. Guitarist/vocalist Patrick O’Conner and keyboardist/vocalist Savannah O’Conner join us today to discuss their incredible music and inspiration, and why Sine Qua Non is a must-add for your music collection. About the Resounding Maybes...

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Award Winning Christian Comedian Nazareth is today's guest. He’s been featured on Comedy Central, Dry Bar Comedy, ABC Family, NBC, CBS and TBN. Nazareth has been making audiences laugh for 30 years. This Interview will provide an outlook and how he has accumulated so much success and what his journey has felt like. He toured...

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SpaceX Crew-2 – ESA call for astronauts – Parastronaut Feasibility Project Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 4! In this episode we discuss NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission, the upcoming second rotational flight to the ISS which is currently scheduled to launch in late April 2021. We feature an interview with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and...

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November 25, 2020 1 min

I’m taking the holidays off but we’ve added another 50 episodes this year, so there are plenty of amazing guests to keep you going during this break. This past year our musical guests included Air Supply, The Go-Go’s, The B-52’s, The Motels and many more. Our space topics included Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise, SpaceX...

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Planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern has been chosen to be the first to conduct NASA-funded science experiments while flying aboard a commercial spacecraft. In this interview Dr. Stern discusses the experiments he will perform aboard Virgin Galactic’s “SpaceShipTwo” on a suborbital mission from the Spaceport America launch site in New Mexico. He also discusses software...

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Interview with OSIRIS-REx Project Scientist Dr. Jason P. Dworkin On October 20th, 2020, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft made history as it collected samples from asteroid Bennu, which are expected to return to Earth in 2023. For this episode I’m pleased to introduce Dr. Jason Dworkin, the project scientist for OSIRIS-REx, for an update and more details...

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Water on the Moon – Sunny side up! NASA’s aircraft SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) has confirmed for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. Previously NASA had discovered evidence for water in shadows of craters, but this new discovery has incredible implications for possible use of this water as...

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CREATED EQUAL is a new two-hour documentary film about the life of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. With unprecedented access, producers interview Justice Thomas and his wife Virginia, letting Justice Thomas tell his entire life’s story, taking viewers through his complex and often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power, and personal resilience. Producer/Director Michael...

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Taj Farrant is an amazing 11-year-old guitarist from Long Jetty, Australia. Taj has appeared on ELLEN and performed around the world with Carlos Santana, KISS and orianthi. He just released his debut single “Just Can't Sleep”. In this interview Taj talks about his passion for guitar and plays an acoustic version of his latest single....

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In this interview, recorded via phone on September 29, 2020, I speak with Commander Mike Hopkins about this mission, his training and the challenges (and thrills) of commanding the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, currently scheduled to launch in mid-November 2020. BONUS: Mini-Interview with Felix Schlang of What About It!? Felix joins me briefly to share how...

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