A Chatter Of Fact
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What's China like? What does a 14 and 1/2 hour flight do to your body and mind? You'll enjoy this hilarious and informative tale of Robby's trip to Shanghai and it's surrounding villages. The episode features everyone's favorite sounding board, Paul Celestin. (How To TED Talk EP 31). You'll feel like you were there! Sort of.

Direct download: EP_40_Whats_China_Like.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:14am CDT
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Have you ever heard someone groggily converse before the coffee kicks in? That's how it starts before the one second break in which Zara and Robby return fully caffeinated. It's time to dive into the second part of Zara Zaharieva's fascinating story. In Part 2 we find out how to deal with a language barrier, how to find work in the music in world and how to maintain a positive attitude. Along the way laughs and other insights are joyously brought to life. Enjoy!

Direct download: EP_39_Strings_of_Life_Pt._2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 5:17am CDT
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Strap your ears in and hang on! This hilarious, thought provoking and sexy roller coaster of a chat features violinist Zara Zaharieva. She came to Chicago barely speaking English armed with $200 in her pocket, passion in her heart and world wide talent. Enjoy!

Direct download: EP38_Strings_fo_Life_PT_1.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:42am CDT
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Robby had to perform onstage hours after his mother passed away. This was recorded on his phone days later. -How do you get on stage after tragic news? How do you deal? (Excuse the sound quality as this was not the podcast's typical studio recording.)

Direct download: A_Chatter_Of_Fact_-_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:55am CDT
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Do it all. Be it all. And do it well. From looping, writing and singing to voice over work to acting on television, this is the life journey and story of Taylor Mallory. Listen in and be inspired. This episode will remind everyone how to stay on track and keep moving.

 

Direct download: EP_36_Taylor_Mallory.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:01am CDT
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Social media strategies. Also- Do you rant? Do you promote? If so, where and when? Master of fashion and social media Sararose is back with a twisty turny tale as well as tips and info for building your brand on social media. Your ears will give this a "Like".

Direct download: EP_35_Surviving_Social_Media_.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:05am CDT
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Listen to a brave and talented comedian talk about life and work in the midst of her battle with cancer. R.I.P. Miss Nikki.

Direct download: EP_34_Living_with_Death.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:32am CDT
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A real life take on being a top 15 contestant in the Ms. America Pageant. Life's twists and turns took a young beautiful singer/songwriter from a town in Massachusetts to the national stage. This will be the most fun, down to earth take on the pageant world you'll ever hear! Alissa Musto shares her story about starting out as a piano player at 16 and ending up in front of millions as Ms. Massachusetts. Wrap this episode around your ears like a fancy sash!

Direct download: EP_33_Smile_til_it_hurts..mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:15am CDT
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Working hard, being fearless and using what you got can yield amazing results. Molly Callinan does this and more. Whether she's traveling the world with Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band, bouncing around the US in theater productions or singing in the popular Chicago based band Catfight, this girl succeeds! Robby and Molly swap hilarious stories and thoughtful insights. The chat is rounded out by an interesting unravelling of why performers may find themselves depressed during down time. From performing for the troops overseas to taking it all off for a stage play - this episode covers (and uncovers) it all!

Direct download: EP_32_Molly_Callinan.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:42am CDT
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Rome walkin' and TED talkin'! Robby and his wonderfully witty brother Paul Celestin talk you through the streets of Rome. If you've never been (or if you just want to hear a twisted and crazy take on the ancient city) listen to this hilarious Roman tale. But that's not all - Robby gave a TEDx Talk! He dishes on the entire process and experience. This is a fun behind the scenes look at a great city, a great TED event, and a GREAT brotherly chat. You will laugh, giggle and even learn a thing or two if you're not careful. 

Direct download: EP_31-_How_to_TED_Talk..m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32am CDT
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