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Philip Ingram MBE BSc MA is a widely published journalist, specialising in the security and intelligence arenas, who has built on a long and senior career in British Military Intelligence, with years of experience in all aspects of intelligence and security as well as strategic planning.

Philip is frequently asked to comment for BBC TV News and Radio, CNN, ABC, CBC, Euronews, Turkish TRT World TV, Russia Today - RT.com, and has given content in the past to BBC Mundo, Japanese NTV and many many more. He has presented INTERPOL World TV in Singapore in 2015, 2017 and again in 2019. He has taken part in BBC Inside Out documentaries on online terrorist grooming, the expose of criminal activities on Craigslist and the murder of Jill Dando for ITV as well as several current affairs programmes on subjects such as the influence of drill music on street crime, the Novichok attack in Salisbury and other security and intelligence related subjects.  He has provided expert commentary for The Daily Telegraph, The Times, the Daily Mail, the Sunday People and Sunday Mirror and many more, not just in the UK but across the globe, he is often sought out for expert opinion. You will not be surprised at him popping up on latest news commentary, on the radio or reading his comments in the papers.

Philip's links

Web: https://greyharemedia.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilipIngMBE

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Abby Ellin is an American author and journalist. The author of two books, including Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married, she writes regularly for The New York Times, and has contributed to Time, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast, among other publications.

Ellin grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, and attended Brookline High School. She holds a BS in Communications from Ithaca College, an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and a Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married was published in January 2019. Based on her relationship with a man she identifies as The Commander, an ex–Navy Seal who falsely claimed to be the high-level CIA operative mastermind, the book "turns her heartache into a riveting memoir that's also an insightful investigation into the nature of emotional con artists." The book expanded on "The Drama of Deception," a cover story Ellin wrote for Psychology Today in 2015.

Abby's links

Web: https://www.abbyellin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abby.ellin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyellin

Instagram: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbyellin/

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Dan is a former pro football player, American Gladiator, #1 Bestselling Author, TV Host, Entrepreneur, and Speaker.

He has been featured on Good Morning America, The Early Show, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, ESPN, EXTRA, People, Time Magazine, Esquire, Men’s Health, Sport’s Illustrated, and the Huffington Post to name a few.

After suffering a major heart attack Dan has rebuilt his own life and helps inspire others to do the same. 

Dan's links

Web: http://dannitroclark.net

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannitroclark

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanNitroClark/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanNitroClark

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Shane Barker named a top marketing influencer by Salesforce and the Content Marketing Institute. Shane is recognized on the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential People in Influencer Marketing alongside Kim Kardashian, Gary Vaynerchuk, and legendary PR leaders like the CEO of Edelman.

Shane really knows his stuff when it comes to influencer marketing. And his knowledge isn’t theoretical -- he works directly with influencers like Zoe RodriguezChris Ruden, and others. Working with Shane, Zoe’s business ZBodyFitness went from $400,000 to $1.6 million in sales in less than a year through the exclusive use of influencer marketing tactics.

A bit more about Shane: He is the author of “How to Build a Successful Influencer Marketing Program,” and has published a valuable guide offering a step-by-step blueprint to help brands connect with the right influencers (could make for great conversation points in the podcast)! Also, he teaches the first-ever influencer marketing course for UCLA.

He’s spoken extensively about influencer marketing around the world. Recent speaking engagements include Influencer Marketing Days in New York City, the first-ever Influencer Summit in Mexico, and Influencer Marketing Hub’s Influencer Marketing Conference where he was one of 10 invited speakers. He’s contributed to Inc., Social Media Examiner, HuffPost, Forbes, and countless other publications, and he has been quoted in USA Today, Vice, Entrepreneur, ABC News and more.  

Shane's links

Web: https://shanebarker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shane_barker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shanebarker/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShaneBarkerConsultant/

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This episode is a tour through the television comedy world form the 70s through the 00s. 

Kevin Kelton is television writer-producer who started with a game show, continued on Saturday Night Live for seasons 9 and 10 where he wrote sketches for legends like Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, and Jim Belushi.

He went on to write for sitcoms like Night Court and Boy Meets World as well as articles for National Lampoon Magazine. 

Kevin now teaches TV and Film Writing for UCLA

In this interview we travel from the comedy scene in New York to the Comedy Store scene in the late 1970s when there was the strike and suicide of Steve Lubetkin. We then pivot to his television writing career.

Kevin's links

Web: https://www.kevinkelton.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KevinBKelton

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinkelton

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keltonmedia/

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Brian Schulmeister is the co-host of Grumpy Old Geeks where they ponder "what went wrong on the Internet and who’s to blame" with previous guest Jason DeFillippo. 

Brian lives in Venice, frequents Toronto and London and has spent a lot of the last 10 years happily living out of a suitcase – and a large backpack filled with laptops, cords, wires and various bits and bobs that bloop and bleep.  He’s the co-founder of Slender Fungus, a design company working primarily within the music industry.  He is also the co-writer with Rob Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls in Amungus, an electronica based music project that’s released an EP and played a few festivals.  Brian started with technology at the dawn of time, even running his own BBS at the age of 13, and has stuck with it since then.  Needless to say, he’s quite grumpy.

Brian's links

Web: https://gog.show

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bschulzie

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Gordon Firemark helps artists, writers, producers and directors achieve their dreams in the fields of theater, film, television and new media. Since his admission to practice in 1992, he has focused his attention on providing sound practical, legal and strategic advice to his clients so they can make smart deals, grow their businesses, and do great things.

Gordon is the producer and host of Entertainment Law Update., a podcast for artists and professionals in the entertainment industries. His practice also covers intellectual property, cyberspace, new media and business/corporate matters for clients in the entertainment industry. He is the author of "The Podcast, Blog and New Media Producer's Legal Survival Guide."

Gordon's links

Web: https://firemark.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gfiremark

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/gfiremark 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gfiremark

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This episode is a Halloween special. The interview has two parts. First we discuss the book and then we discuss what Jeff Abraham looks for as a publicist.

"The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage" is the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died while performing before an audience. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called The Art of Murder, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate recounting of events leading to the moments they died "doing what they loved." The Show Won't Go On covers almost every genre of entertainment, and is full of unearthed anecdotes, exclusive interviews, colorful characters and ironic twists. With dozens of heart-stopping stories, it's the perfect book to dip into on any page.

Jeff Abraham is one of Hollywood's foremost comedy historians and the go-to pop culture expert for television producers, documentary directors and authors.  As senior account executive at Jonas Public Relations, he's gained a reputation for representing some of the top names in comedy, including Andrew Dice Clay, Steve Harvey, George Lopez, Bill Maher and, for the last eleven years of his life, George Carlin.  Not limiting his work to comedians, Jeff has a varied clientele that includes many actors, actresses and authors, for whom he's created countless successful book launch and promotion campaigns. The owner and curator of the largest comedy album archives in Hollywood, he's been called upon as research consultant to countless authors and numerous film documentaries and television specials including Make ‘Em Laugh for PBS; Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All TimeLet Me In, I Hear Laughter: A Salute To Friar’s Club on Cinemax; and the acclaimed Encore film, Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis.  Jeff has conducted interviews for The Archive of American Television, worked closely with The Paley Center for Media, and is on the board of The National Comedy Center.  He's also author of the upcoming authorized biography of The Ritz Brothers. 

Jeff's Links

Web: https://theshowwontgoon.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrComedyPR

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Rebecca D. Costa is an American sociobiologist and technology futurist. She is a renowned global expert on the subject of “fast adaptation in complex, high failure-rate environments” and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her career spans four decades of working with founders, executives and leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Costa’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, and other leading publications. She presently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Lifeboat Foundation along with futurist Ray Kurzweil and Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman, Eric S. Maskin, Richard J. Roberts and Wole Soyinka.
Costa was the founder and CEO of one of the largest technology marketing firms in California, where she developed an extensive track record of launching game-changing technologies. Her clients included industry innovators such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Oracle, Siebel Systems, General Electric, 3M and others.
Retiring at the zenith of her career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing the international bestseller The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse. Her follow-on book, titled On the Verge, was introduced in 2017 to critical acclaim, shooting to the top of Amazon’s #1 New Business Releases. The success of The Watchman’s Rattle led to a popular weekly news program called The Costa Report which was syndicated throughout the United States until 2018.
Owing to global pressures to respond more rapidly and efficiently to the accelerating pace of change, Costa is a popular international speaker. She brings both an evolutionary biologist and technologist’s perspective to the subject of fast adaptation.

Rebecca's links

Web: https://www.rebeccacosta.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebeccacosta

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccadcosta

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Adaleta Avdić has been working since she was 16 and went on to graduate from the University of Arizona, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Writing.

Taking that writing degree to a new level, Avdić established her blog adaatude.com in 2013 as part of a senior class college project. Fast forward to present day, after years of dedicated posts, she speaks to 85K readers with 47K unique page views a month. Now known globally as @adaatude on social media, she is sought after by major brands to be their brand ambassadors.

Now known globally as @adaatude on social media, she is sought after by major brands to be their brand ambassadors. Over 650,000 followers later, Adaleta Avdić is an accomplished Social Media Influencer and well-known blogger that covers various topics including beauty, travel, lifestyle and fashion.

Adaleta's links

Web: https://adaatude.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adaatude/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/adaatude 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adaatude 

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