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Disruptive conversations is a blog series where I record Skype conversations with people who are working to transform or disrupt a sector or system. Sometimes I do in-person interviews, but they are usually done over Skype. This podcast was recorded on Skype. For my first 30 episodes music was provided by Clint Harewood. Email - clint.harewood@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tamo.T Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clint-harewood-42446342
 
Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan to a prominent family and pursued a career as a lawyer before being drawn to Alaska at the time of the Klondike Gold Rush. After five years of unsuccessful prospecting, he turned to writing. His first novel, The Spoilers, was based on a true story of corrupt government officials stealing gold mines from prospectors, which Beach witnessed while he was prospecting in Nome, Alaska. The novel begins with the return of Dextry and Roy Glenister to Nome to rec ...
 
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Today on Episode #17 of The Grail my guest is Josh Warner owner/creator of one of the greatest Jewelry company's in the world Good Art Hollywood. Have you ever seen one of you favorite Rock Stars or Movie Stars wearing some incredible piece of Jewelry and wondered where they bought it at? Chances are it was Handmade by Josh Warner right in Los Ange…
 
Content warning: paranoia, references to homophobia, unreality, child loss, scenes of mental and emotional breakdown Glasgow is a city of contradictions, where the weather changes on a whim, it seems, and where it’s easy to believe something else lingers in its strange spaces. This week, we're talking about Folxlore, a queer horror podcast with a p…
 
Today I sit down with Artist, Porsche Enthusiast and former Clothing designer Mr Magnus Walker. In 1986 this man bought a 1 way flight from Sheffield to NYC and the rest is History. Busing it across America to live the Rock n Roll dream in Los Angeles Magnus's story is incredible. From sleeping in a YMCA to starting his own clothing line to renting…
 
Today we have a genius on The Grail, Mr John Nady Inventor of the Wireless Guitar and Microphone. John grew up in the Bay Area playing in Rock n Roll bands and one day he had an idea. What if you could play your guitar wireless and from that day on he made history. He went from his garage to a Multi Million Dollar company called Nady Wireless in ju…
 
Elizabeth Stokoe is a conversational analyst. This means she studies conversation in the wild. She looks at real-life conversations works to understand how talk works. Her work focuses on social interactions. What are people doing as they interact? Here are some of the highlights from our conversation. We build our world through social interactions…
 
Today on The Grail my guest is Gary Stern owner of the legendary Pinball company Stern Pinball. At 75 years old Gary has been working in the Pinball Business most of his whole life and I can tell you this he loves it. Today we celebrate Rock n Roll Pinball Machines including Stern's newest release the incredible Led Zeppelin machine. Gary goes way …
 
On this Episode of The Grail my guest Jamie Stillman owner of EarthQuaker Devices talks about how he went from being a Tour Manager for the Black Keys to a successful business man in the competitive world of guitar effects pedals aka STOMP BOXES This episode is not just about guitar effect pedals it's really about a man in his 30's starting a small…
 
Dr Larry Richard is a former Lawyer, who now works to understand what makes Lawyers tick. In our conversation, he shares his findings from his work with lawyers. His major insight is that skills and tools that make Lawyers good at law do not necessarily make them good leaders. In analyzing a variety of personality assessment tools, he found that La…
 
Today on The Grail I sit down with an amazing Brazilian artist Alvaro Naddeo. After seeing this mans Paintings on Instagram I new right away I had to talk to him. He has only been painting professionally for 9 years but I feel it's only a matter of time before this man explodes in the Art World. Do yourself a favor and follow him on Instagram https…
 
Today I sit down with Daniel Engelman owner of Honomobo. I feel Honomobo is the Holy Grail of Container Homes. These guys are building the most amazing homes out of Shipping Containers that I have ever seen. Some of their homes have a full on Mid-Century almost Joseph Eichler vibe. It was so cool to be able to talk to Daniel about how these Homes a…
 
In this conversation with Daniel, you hear from two people who are really fascinated with understanding conversations. We take a practical and philosophical journey thinking about and exploring our current thoughts on conversations. Here are some of the things that stood out for me in this conversation. We are designing conversations all the time. …
 
Today we have a fantastic artist on The Grail, Mr Matt Hughes owner and master guitar builder at Banker Guitars. This man has been building guitars for some of the best in the business including Marcus King, Scott Holiday of the Rival Sons and Brent Hinds of Mastodon. Tune in and hear his story on how he got started building guitars and what it tak…
 
Today I sit down with my friend Jesse James and talk Choppers, Guns, BMX and the return of Monster Garage. I have known Jesse for a long time and I have owned some of the bikes he has built and I will tell you this no one is better at building a Handmade Chopper than Jesse. Jesse was the king of those Chopper shows on TV back in the day and now he …
 
In our last episode of the season, host Ely talks to Samy Souissi, creator of Desperado, about death gods, found families, urban fantasy, and more. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Desperado on Patreon. Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website. This episode of Radio Drama Revival was recorded in the unceded terr…
 
Today on The Grail I present you the Holy Grail of Cool Mr Jeff Decker. This guy is an amazing Artist and Friend. Jeff is an expert on the early world of Motorcycles and the culture but what really blows my mind is his art. This man does some of the finest Bronze Sculptures on the planet. You can see his 16-foot-tall, 5,000-pound bronze located on …
 
My guest is Mikey Weiss former Bass Player for the Dance Hall Crashers and now the owner of Mikey's Hook Up. After years of touring Mikey decided to try something else in life so he moved to NYC and the rest is History. Mikey started selling different types of electronics Cables on the street then moved it into a Kiosk in the back of a small shop a…
 
Desperado is one part folklore, one part road trip, one part rag-tag team of death god champions learning more about themselves and each other. Join us for this showcase of a breakout audio drama of 2020. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Desperado on Patreon. Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website. This episod…
 
In this conversation between host Elena Fernández Collins and Ivuoma Okoro, creator of VEGA, hear conversations about moving to LA only to find the industry lacking, methods of storytelling, dystopias versus utopias versus protopias, and why Avatar: The Last Airbender rules. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Ivuoma Okoro on Patreon. Learn…
 
Today on The Grail my guest Brian Romero stops by and talks about how he created the art for The Grail Podcast Tons of people have reached out and asked who did the art for The Grail so I thought I better have Brian on ASAP. Brian's art is absolutely next level and it was so cool to hear his story on how he started. This man left a guaranteed paych…
 
On this episode of The Grail my guest Jason Schott, fourth-generation owner of Schott Bros. Inc stops by and talks about the history of Schott Bros. Schott Bros was started in 1913 and has been making Jackets in the USA for 102 years. Schott LEATHER JACKETS have been worn by some of the most iconic people in show biz including THE RAMONES,BRUCE SPR…
 
A bounty hunter looks for her next target--and she's the best at what she does. But what happens when one of her marks gets away? Listen in to our showcase of Ivuoma Okoro's VEGA! Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Ivuoma Okoro on Patreon. Moment of Wil: Yhara Zayd's "Holes & The Prison-Industrial Complex" Learn more about how to support R…
 
Today on The Grail I sit down with Bahzad Trinos creative & sales director at Naked and Famous Denim. This is a fantastic talk on all things Denim. I absolutely love Denim and I know a lot of you guys do to. Bahzad and I dive deep into Denim Mills, Denim Design, History and the Myths of Denim. Sit back and enjoy this episode and don't forget to let…
 
Listen in to Ely's conversation with the mysterious narrators of Midst--aka Matt, Ben, and Sara. Hear discussions about narration, improvisation, millennial struggles, and more. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Midst on Patreon. You can read the essay from the Moment of Wil on LitHub. Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival o…
 
Dan Doty describes himself as a father, husband, entrepreneur and outdoorsman. He is the co-founder of Everyman. A global organization that brings men together to learn and practice emotional skill sets. Men too can learn to be in touch with the vulnerable parts of life. They can learn to express as fully as possible. This conversation with Dan was…
 
Today I sit down with Charlie Emery owner of Spooky Pinball LLC. 7 years ago Charlie did something that would freak out 99% of the world. He left a good job and decided to start building custom made Pinball Machines. With no guarantee of success and only a small savings in his bank account he went for it. It's 7 years later now and he has 30 employ…
 
Fall into the strange world of Midst, where the moon is falling, the vibes are shady, and the narrators are unreliable. This week, we're showcasing the sci-fi podcast's first two episodes. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Midst on Patreon. Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website. This episode of Radio Drama Rev…
 
In this interview with two of Windfall's creators, siblings Adam and Bob Raymonda, hear details about music, sound, and texture--but also about family, cults of personality, and police states. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support Rogue Dialogue on Patreon. Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website. This episode of Ra…
 
Today I continue my conversation with the legend of Handmade guitar builders Mr Grover Jackson. On this episode we pick up at the selling of the Charvel, Jackson company, His time at Washburn Guitars, Working with Dimebag and Grovers future. It was an honor to talk to this man and I hope you guys enjoy Part 2. Don't forget to subscribe to the podca…
 
In this episode of Disruptive Conversations, we hear from Liz Elam, founder of the largest coworking conference in the world know as the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC). There are a number of great takeaways. Here are a few of the insights I found helpful. To change your life, you have to change something you do every day. Later in …
 
Welcome to my brand new show The Grail with Dean Delray. I will be constantly searching for the Holy Grail in all things Handmade and Cool to bring to the show. Today I kick off the new podcast with a full blown legend Grover Jackson. This man is the king of Handmade guitars and his story is unbelievable. From the early days of buying Charvel, To h…
 
Things are dire in the city of Windfall. The childish monarch, Wanda, rules over her people with little care for who they are. A team of all-powerful police called the Wolfpack keep people "in line." Listen in to our showcase of Windfall and see how people cope in this high-genre, but all too real, podcast. Like what you hear? Us too. You can suppo…
 
Join Ely in this conversation with NIGHTLIGHT creator Tonia Ransom, in which the two discuss the rise of Black horror, tension and suspense in fiction, what makes a good twist ending, and more. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support NIGHTLIGHT on the show's site. About Radio Drama Revival: Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on…
 
In this episode of Disruptive Conversations, I interview Isobel Stevenson, Director of Organizational Learning at the Connecticut Center for School Change. The Center is a nonprofit based in Hartford, Connecticut. In this conversation, we discuss a range of topics that span areas like coaching, leadership, evaluation, and even the role of gaming th…
 
This Halloween season, we bring you a spotlight of NIGHTLIGHT, a podcast of Black horror fiction by creator and producer Tonia Ransom. Buckle in--it's going to be a wild, chilling ride. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support NIGHTLIGHT on the show's site. About Radio Drama Revival: Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our web…
 
In this conversation with Muna Hussen and Jon Ware of I Am In Eskew, hear discussions of horrific architecture, isolation, greed and love, and creating about all of these topics . . . during a global pandemic. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support the team on their website. Moment of Wil: Jacob Geller's "Cities Without People": https://www.yo…
 
In this special bonus episode, learn how the Writers Guild of America is helping provide resources for audio fiction creators! More about the WGA Audio Alliance: https://wgaeast.org/wgaaudio Get added to the database RSVP to the October 26th, 2020 panel About Radio Drama Revival: Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website Su…
 
Let's kick off Spooky Month with I Am In Eskew, a completed story filled with body horror and other creeping terrors. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support the podcast on their website. Moment of Wil recommendations: Junji Ito's Gyo (for the story "The Enigma of Amigara Fault): https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Gyo-Deluxe/Junji-Ito/978142157915…
 
David Burkus has focused much of work, writing and research on how to not make work suck. A common joke in the world of organizational psychologists. He written books on creativity, networking, teams, teamwork and more recently remote work. In general, he asks, what do we think we know about work? Now that we have some ideas around that, what does …
 
In this interview with Moonface's James Kim, we tackle questions of emotional processing, collaboration, and the differences between public radio and indie podcasting. Like what you hear? Us too. You can find more about James Kim on his website. About Radio Drama Revival: Learn more about how to support Radio Drama Revival on our website Support El…
 
Jay Campbell is a client of Rosewood Wealth Management who--back in 2003--argued a case before the Supreme Court, representing a group of West Virginia coal miners in the case Doe v. Chao. At a time when the Supreme Court is getting lots of attention from lots of folks, Jay shares his behind-the-scenes story of how the Court really works.…
 
Explore the discomfort of disconnect in identity with James Kim's MOONFACE, a realistic, semi-autobiographical audio drama mini-series about a gay Korean-American man's struggle to come out to his mother using the language they can both understand. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support James Kim on his website. About Radio Drama Revival: Lear…
 
In this week's interview, host Elena Fernández Collins talks with Temujin creator Roshan Singh about colonization, Shakespeare, the histories of storytelling, and how Temujin was created starting from its earliest inspirations. Moment of Wil: You can watch Sherliza Moé's video "Asian cultural app𝖗opriation : Star Wars & Avatar the last airbender PA…
 
In this episode, I interview John Ruffolo former Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Ventures. We explore how many of the entrepreneurs they invest in have a passion for solving a problem. He tells the story of Shopify. One of Canada’s great entrepreneurial stories. John and his team look for founders who care deeply about the problem to be solved. He…
 
What if you were forced to tell your history at the end of an arrow aimed at your head? That's the onset for this adaptation of Temujin, known as The Secret History of the Mongols, a Mongolian epic saga about Genghis Khan's life. This is a showcase that will grip your heart and squeeze. Like what you hear? Us too. You can support find more about Te…
 
Larry Falivena is a client of Rosewood Wealth Management who has been battling ALS for the last several years. He joins John Stillman in studio to discuss the disease, the emotional and financial effects on his family, and the nationwide tour of all 30 Major League ballparks that he went on last year in an effort to raise funds and awareness.…
 
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