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Joel Byars comes on to discuss comedy - the craft and the lifestyle.

For Joel, stand up comedy is an outlet to examine the fine print of life and he will continue to provide authentic entertainment until deemed illegal.

Growing up in a house of educators, Joel has combined his passion for educating and entertaining by hosting his award winning Hot Breath! Podcast, teaching a weekly comedy class and co-authoring “The Comic’s Playbook” with MIT alum Dr. Robert Joseph. All of Joel’s professional endeavors are designed to help people discover their creative potential.

Joel’s inspirational story has been featured in publications ranging from Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Creative Loafing’s “Best of Atlanta,” VoyageATL, ATL Eats and being selected as “Morning Person of the Day” by international creative community Creative Mornings. Some of his accolades also include writing for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and being crowned the National Champion of Search For The One Comedy Competition in Washington D.C.

This success has only driven Joel to keep challenging the limits of himself and comedy to empower others.

Web: https://www.joelbyarscomedy.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoelByarsComedy

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

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

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He is there on people's worst day. When things are out of hand and threats abound, Dr Andy Young is on the case.

Andy Young received a bachelor’s degree in Bible from Lubbock Christian University in 1993, a masters degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University in 1995, a masters in Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in 1999, and a doctorate in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University in 2003.  He has been a professor at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and currently teaches in the undergraduate Behavioral Sciences Department and graduate Nursing department.  He has also taught in the graduate Counseling and undergraduate Bible departments.  He has worked with the Lubbock Police Department since 2000 and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office since 2008 and currently serves on the negotiating teams for both agencies.  He also serves as a clinical director for the Critical Incident Stress Management Teams for the South Plains Regional Response Team, the Lubbock Police Department, and the Lubbock Fire Department.  Dr. Young is a founding member and current coordinator for the Lubbock Police Department’s Victim Services Crisis Team, which has now grown to 40 members.  He has many published academic articles and speaks frequently on crisis intervention, and has spoken at many state association of hostage negotiator conferences.  He married his wife, Stacy, in 1995 and they have two young children.

Andy's links

Web: http://www.drandyyoung.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-andy-young-68bba319/

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In this roundtable, we discuss dynamic ads in podcasting? Are they good? Are they horrible? Whatever they are, they are the future.

Jason can be found at https://jpd.me

James hosts a kind of popular newsletter at https://podnews.net

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Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken the art of leadership and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST. Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well as small companies in every aspect of their business. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his Code of Trust for quick results and maximum success. 

Robin's links

Web: https://www.peopleformula.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdreeke

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Robin.Dreeke

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August 11, 2019

The Thrill Begins

This is a special episode that includes three authors that are all part of the writer's group The Thrill Begins. We discuss the group and their individual thoughts on writing.

EA Aymar - https://eaymarwrites.com

Shannon Kirk - http://shannonkirkbooks.com

Wendy Tyson - https://wendytyson.com 

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Rick Alan Ross is the founder and Executive Director of The Cult Education Institute. He is an internationally known expert regarding destructive cults, controversial groups and movements and author of the book "Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out." Since 1982 he has been studying, researching and responding to the problems often posed by controversial authoritarian groups and movements.

Ross has been qualified and accepted and testified as an expert witness in court proceedings across the United States including US Federal Court. He has also frequently assisted local and national law enforcement and government agencies.

He has personally assisted thousands of families in an effort to help the victims of destructive cults, groups and movements.

Rick Ross is one of the most readily recognized experts offering analysis about destructive cults, controversial groups and movements in the world today.

He has been a paid consultant for the television networks CBS, CBC and Nippon of Japan. And also was retained as a technical consultant by Miramax/Disney.

Ross' commentary has been quoted within publications such as Time Magazine, People, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and theWashington Post.

His appearances on national television have included a wide range of venues from news programs such as the "Today Show, "CNN World News," "Dateline", ABC 20/20 and "48 Hours" to popular interview shows such as "Oprah," "Dr. Phil" and "Inside Edition."

Ross has lectured at such prestigious institutions as Dickinson College, the University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University, Baylor University, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Wuhan University, China, Zhengzhou University, China, GuangXi International University, China, Heilongjiang University, China, Shandong University, China and Assumption University, Thailand.

Ross' analysis has been sought on virtually every major cult story for decades.

Rick's Links

Web: https://www.culteducation.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RickAlanRoss

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

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Margot Leitman is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker and teacher originally from Matawan, New Jersey.
 

A leading expert in the growing field of storytelling, Leitman has written two books on the subject: the best-selling, Long Story Short- the Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need and her latest What’s Your Story? A Workbook For the Storyteller in All of Us both from Sasquatch Books.  Her comedic memoir, Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase is available from Seal Press/ Perseus Books. 

She has written for NBC, DreamWorks TV, the Hallmark Channel and the PixL Network and a variety of print and online sources including Cosmo and Backstage Magazine. In 2016 she worked as the west coast story scout for This American Life. 
 

Margot is a five-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM, and was the Moth GrandSLAM winner in New York City achieving the series' first ever score of a perfect 10. Her stories have been featured on NPR's  “The Moth Podcast,” “Good Food," “Unfictional,” "Strangers," and is a frequent contributor to the popular podcast “RISK!"
 

Leitman is the founder of the storytelling program at the UCB Theatre, where she has performed in dozens of shows over the years and is a frequent monologist at their flagship show "Asssscat." 
 

Margot travels all over the world as a public speaker, storyteller and teacher. Internationally she has performed and taught at the SPOKEN FEST in Mumbai, India as well as a six-week teaching residency at the Blue Room Theatre in Australia. 
 

In her spare time Leitman is an amatuer baker, avid yogi and a devoted bibliophile. A proud graduate of the Ithaca College Theatre Department, Leitman now resides in Los Angeles. 

 

Margot's Links

Web: https://www.margotleitman.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargotLeitman

 

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