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There’s no one you wouldn’t love if you knew their story. Michael Franti is a globally-recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts, and the power of his optimism. Tune in each week as he speaks with guests from all walks of life, but in particular, people who are cultural creatives — people who through their music, their art, their entrepreneu ...
 
"my American friend" : English language blog and podcast. Learning English by using it to explore the American and European cultures, habits and lifestyle. The Italian singer/songwriter Marta Innocenti and her American friend Cindy are going to help you improve the language while taking you into a pleasant journey on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. www.myamericanfriendblog.com myAmericanfriendpodcast@gmail.com twitter: mAf_podcast youtube channel : myAmericanfriendblog facebook page : my A ...
 
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Bestselling author Polly Samson reads an excerpt from her novel, A Theater for Dreamers, about a young woman's time on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s. Polly and her husband David Gilmour, of the band Pink Floyd, discuss their long collaborative relationship, and describe writing the song "Yes, I Have Ghosts" in response to a passage in the …
 
Widely considered a feminist icon, GRAMMY winner Ani Di Franco has been called the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica, and more. Her most recent release titled Revol…
 
As a founding member of the hip hop group The Sugarhill Gang, Master Gee has been penned as one of the godfathers of Hip Hop. With the first and most popular hip hop single of all time in 1979 called "Rappers Delight,” The Sugarhill Gang revolutionized the music industry. "Rappers Delight" was the first rap song to be played on the radio & TV, expo…
 
Lucia Berlin died years before her collection "A Manual for Cleaning Women" became an international bestseller. Berlin's friend and former student Elizabeth Geoghegan reads her story, "Mama," and songwriter Rebecca Rego performs a song written in response.由Ben Arthur, Elizabeth Geoghegan, Lucia Berlin, Rebecca Rego
 
As a follow-up to a previous episode with Andrew DeAngelo of Last Prisoner Project, we’re taking a deeper dive into the amazing work this organization is doing with regard to cannabis criminal justice reform. Corvain Cooper and Evelyn LaChapelle were both formerly unjustly incarcerated themselves and are now through intervention, advocacy, and awar…
 
Ray Johnston's story typically starts with a pivotal moment in 2004. While playing point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, he was diagnosed with leukemia and endured a two and a half month-long medically-induced coma. Since then, Ray has persevered by reigniting his passion for music, building a solid foundation based on melodies and lyrics that alwa…
 
Lori McKenna released her 12th studio album titled 'The Balladeer', produced by GRAMMY Award-winner Dave Cobb in July of 2020. She was a 2x nominee at the 2020 GRAMMYs, she received back-to-back GRAMMY awards in 2015 and 2016 for “Best Country Song," and at the same time, she was the first female songwriter to win back-to-back CMA Awards for Song o…
 
Entrepreneur Ben Weiss founded the antioxidant beverage company Bai in his basement in 2009 and quickly built it into the fastest-growing brand in the industry. With Bai, Weiss led a “bevolution” against giant soda companies by delivering great-tasting drinks without mounds of sugar and artificial ingredients. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group acquired Bai …
 
Andrew DeAngelo is a visionary leader with a proven track record of enacting systemic social change and developing best practices in cannabis. As Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Board for the non-profit Last Prisoner Project, Andrew helps to fight criminal injustice and reimagine drug policy. Through intervention, advocacy, and awareness, the Las…
 
Bestselling author Roxane Gay reads a piece called "Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You," about love in the pandemic, and making a home with her wife, Debbie Milman. Songwriter and actor Celisse talks about writing her song, and about properly understanding the work of rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharp. Songwriter, composer, and prod…
 
Laura Hutfless is a Co-Founder of FlyteVu, a Nashville based full-service entertainment marketing agency founded in 2015 that connects brands to consumers through compelling storytelling, unparalleled experiences, and the power of pop culture. After experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one due to substance abuse as a result of trauma, Laura’…
 
Dave Morin is a multifaceted entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. His early career was at Apple, and he then went on to work for Mark Zukerberg at Facebook as one of the original 200 employees (employee #29!) that co-created the Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect. He built his own social media platform called Path after that (which he ha…
 
As a frontman of the band Guster and Co-Executive Director of REVERB, Adam has rallied his fellow musicians and their millions of fans to take action toward a better future for people and the planet at concerts and beyond. REVERB partners with major musicians like Billie Eilish, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Harry Styles, Fleetwood Mac, Dead & …
 
In deze aflevering praat Kees Schepel via Skype met Jade Bird, de 23 jarige Engelse zangeres-songwriter. Zij verblijft momenteel in de VS en gaf in februari een live-stream concert vanuit de RCA studio's in Nashville. Over haar nieuwe album 'Open up the heavens' dat in augustus 2021 verschijnt, de honger naar publiek en meer. We laten twee nummers …
 
Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands out of Nashville, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Their lyrical wit and hook heavy songwriting has certainly proved a winning method: since breaking onto the music scene in 2014, the band has notched eight No. 1 singles at country radio, surpassed one billion on-demand stre…
 
Maneet Chauhan is an award-winning chef, author, television personality and founding partner and president of Morph Hospitality Group in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a recipient of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award for her role as a permanent judge on Food Network’s 'Chopped.' Chauhan is the author of two cookbooks, 'Flavors of …
 
While touring alongside artists such as John Mayer and Dave Matthews Band, David Ryan Harris has released six solo albums and has co-written with the likes of Guy Sebastian and Lupe Fiasco (“Battle Scars”), James Bay, Phillip Phillips (“Collateral”), Tedeschi Trucks Band (“Revelator”), Marc Broussard (“Carencro”), Hunter Hayes, Lady A, The Shadowbo…
 
In Part 2 of their conversation, Jeff and Michael go beyond the surface and take a deeper dive into ‘The Social Dilemma’. Jeff Orlowski’s latest film ‘The Social Dilemma’ had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was penned as the #2 most watched documentary on Netflix, reaching 38 million households in 28 days! He is also the d…
 
Jeff Orlowski’s latest film ‘The Social Dilemma’ had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was penned as the #2 most watched documentary on Netflix, reaching 38 million households in 28 days! He is also the director, producer, and cinematographer of the award-winning films ‘Chasing Coral’ a​nd ​‘Chasing Ice’.​ ​‘Chasing Coral​‘ …
 
Growing up poor with a single mom as Latino immigrants left Lovelace with a burning desire to create wealth and do good. As a result, he is a 5x serial entrepreneur and investor, focused on social impact at scale (people, planet + profit). Lovelace is the Founder of Thrive Market (providing organic groceries online at wholesale prices), which has r…
 
From the farm to the factory to our closets, we all have an opportunity to create positive change through clothing. Start asking questions about your clothes in the same way you ask about the food you eat, and you can help fundamentally change the way clothing is made. Since 2010, prAna has taken a grassroots approach to reduce plastic in their pac…
 
Selema Masekela is a beloved commentator, journalist, host, and Emmy-nominated producer best known for his work across VICE, E!, ESPN/ABC, Nat Geo, Red Bull Media House, and beyond. A relentlessly curious narrator of the human experience, he thrives as a Black man who has historically been ‘the only’ in the spaces of action sports and entertainment…
 
Formed in 1978 and naming themselves after the unemployment benefit form, UB40 released their debut album 'Signing Off' in August 1980 - which is considered by many to be one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band. They’ve seen forty UK Top 40 hit singles, have sold over 100M records, and are one of the most successful Britis…
 
Dyana Williams is a revered entertainment powerhouse and music activist. Whether showcasing her talents in broadcasting, print journalism, television producing and reporting, inspiring others through community activism and lecturing, or shaping the careers of major label artists through media coaching and artists development, she’s remained a const…
 
Owner/Founder of Whole Foods Market John Mackey speaks with Michael about the hardships of starting and maintaining a business. Mackey talks about his upbringing, the role his father played in supporting his dreams, and how he had to go against the grain to achieve his goals. Listen in to hear about how Mackey’s choice to drop out of school at the …
 
Since the tragic loss of his 7-year-old son Daniel, one of 20 first-graders and six educators murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, Mark Barden has dedicated himself to bringing people together to find sensible solutions that will prevent future tragedies and spare other families the pain of losing a child to gun violence. …
 
James “JC” Curleigh is the President and CEO of Gibson Brands, responsible for leading the major comeback of their iconic music portfolio after the company filed for bankruptcy in 2018. He’s one of the world’s true visionaries and has led game-changing initiatives at Levi’s, KEEN, Salomon, and Mars. As a triple citizen of Canada, the US, and the UK…
 
Brandon Chrostowski joins Michael to talk about his fascinating life story, including how at just 18 years old, he was staring at a potential prison sentence. Chrostowski speaks on how these events led him to become a successful chef, restaurateur, and politician. During the conversation, they discuss incarceration, the “turn around” stories Chrost…
 
Bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates reads a haunting story, and banjo legend Tony Trischka and songwriter Jennifer Marks each play songs written in response. The show was recorded at a live performance in New York City, with Grammy-nominated musician Tracy Bonham performing with Tony Trischka, and comedy legend Steve Martin in the audience.…
 
Patty and Manny Oliver speak on the tragic death of their son Joaquin, who was killed in the shooting that occurred on February 14th, 2018 at MSD High School in Parkland, Florida. Ever since Joaquin’s passing, they have turned to art and activism to ensure their son’s voice stays in the forefront of the gun violence prevention movement. Patty and M…
 
Bert Jacobs is the Co-Founder of the $100M lifestyle brand Life Is Good. When Bert and his brother John started the company in 1994, they had $78 in their pockets, lived out of their van, and sold t-shirts on the streets of Boston. Was this their way of avoiding the “real world”? You betcha. Did it turn into something much bigger? Absolutely. Bert …
 
Author Alison Gaylin reads an excerpt from "Never Look Back," a novel based loosely on the Starkweather murders. Gaylin discusses how Caril Ann Fugate was understood at the time to be a willing accomplice (she is portrayed that way in Springsteen's "Nebraska" and "Natural Born Killers," which were also based on the notorious murder spree), but poin…
 
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