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Claire Cook wrote her first novel in a van at 45 years old. Her second novel became the hit movie Must Love Dogs starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. We chat her reinvention and how to make a turn yourself. â†³Continue Reading

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Alex Weaver is the Managing Editor of BostInno, an online news source for innovation and all things Boston. We chat about his journey from Maine, getting in copy writing, and BostInno's groundbreaking coverage. We also chat beer. Continue Reading

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Cheryl McNeil is so committed to the students she teaches she visits the various countries they come from. We chat about her career as a teacher, why she loves travelling so much, and her career as an opera singer. Continue Reading→

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Marsha Wright is an author, journalist, and businesswoman who grew her brand through strategic alliances. We chat about the difference between joint ventures and strategic alliances, her incredible journey, and have fun from Thailand. Continue Reading→

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Alex Avina wanted to be a soccer player and turned out becoming a history professor. We chart his journey from professional soccer player to professor, the modern history of Mexico, the drug war, and even touch on Ferguson, MO shootings. Continue Reading→

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Chad Watkins fell in love in French culture then wine and then teaching others about wine. He is the head honcho at Uncommongrape, a blog that makes wine part of life. He reviews a few wine wines as well. Continue Reading→

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Dante Bartolomeo started by fighting for services for her child and ended up working on behalf of families in Connecticut. We chat about the challenges of being a politican, advocating for children, and how Sandy Hook shooting changed everything. Continue Reading→

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Two PhD degrees 25 years apart are just one of the things that distinguishes Kalyan Raman. A business professor with a focus on electrical engineering of neuroscience is a pretty darn cool distinction. Enjoy this awesome story. Continue Reading→

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Meg Sylvia runs Artful Publications where she helps entrepreneurs create and successfully market awesome E-Books. We chat about making the entrepreneurial leap and what goes into a good E-Book. Continue Reading→

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Hannah Engelson is the director of Jonah Stands Up, a documentary that tells the story of a stand up comedian, candidate for mayor who happens to be a wheelchair bound guy with Muscular Dystrophy. We chat about the documentary and her life.  Continue Reading→

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In our very first Bonus Episode our host Derrick gets two very provactive questions from Laura Ettinger, History Professor at Clarkson University who is featured in Episode 105.

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Eric Tivers is a social worker who specializes in work in ADHD and Autism. We talk his struggles with ADHD and why he took the choice of working with people like him. Plus we talk about something has him awfully excited. Continue Reading→

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Irem Eren is the Marketing Director at Ayza Chocolate, a wine and chocolate bar in New York. Her road there included starting in Turkey, many years in a Spain as a scientist. We chat about fantastic wine + chocolate combos and her life. Continue Reading→

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Bill Vitek believes we can think differently about our environment. We talk about his career as professor, musician, stumbliing into environmental ethics and what we can do to change perception of conservation. Continue Reading→

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Michael Willis is one of half of the Willis Bros surfing and a twin. We talk about his days in Hawaii, how he used surfing for networking, and the secret sauce behind their world famous surfboards. Continue Reading→

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Laura Ettinger studies women throughout history in medicine, technology, and science. We talk about her journey to becoming a professor at Clarkson University, the choices she made for work-life balance, and a game changing project on the horizon. Continue Reading→

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Banks White is the Chef de Cuisine at Minton is historic Harlem. He quit college to pursue cooking and became a trained chef. We talk about the challenges of becoming a chef with few role models and the big change in his diet that came from his kitchen. Continue Reading→

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Kelly Urbanik studied chemistry then switch majors to the chemistry of wine. We chat about her road to running Macari Vineyards in New York and the challenges of being taken seriously as a young wine maker. Continue Reading→

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Kyra Davis was divorced, young, and hurting when she started writing her Sophie Katz novel series. She talks about the pain of the time, her writing process, and what's coming up in her career. Continue Reading→

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Kristy Bromberg decided to start writing at age 35 and 18 months later she became the New York Times best selling author of 3 books. We talk about her scandalous 'Driven' series, her writing process, and synonyms for body parts. Continue Reading→

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You are awesome. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for your support. Hope you enjoy some highlights from the first 100 episodes. 

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Scott Barton is tracking the migration of food of the African Diaspora. We talk about his journey as a chef which covers New York, France, San Francisco, and Brazil. In this interview we name drop like crazy, including Sean Penn and Madonna. Continue Reading→

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