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THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, a new Christian Animated film – Interview with director Robert Fernandez

Robert Fernandez, an award-winning writer, producer and director, joins us to discuss his latest movie, THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, an animated classic...

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SOCIAL ANIMALS – A Look into the Digital World of Teenagers with Movie director Jonathan Ignatius Green

Jonathan Ignatius Green is the director of SOCIAL ANIMALS, a new documentary that examines the unique challenges and opportunities that social...

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The New Vulcan Centaur Rocket – Mark Peller, ULA Program Manager for Major Development

Mark Peller is the program manager for major development at United Launch Alliance (ULA), and in this position is responsible for...

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BEACH PARTY with The Surf Dawgs – interview with Bernie “Bombers” Bomberg

Bernie “Bombers” Bomberg Plays rhythm guitar & keyboards for The Surf Dawgs, a rock instrumental band. Despite the word “Surf” in...

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Coffee: BEHIND THE BEANS with Steve Hall, co-founder of Tinker Coffee Co.

A lot of our audience, including me, are huge coffee fans. But many of us don’t know much about exactly how...

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ALAN PARSONS – Musician, Songwriter, Audio Engineer & Record Producer

Alan Parsons is an English audio engineer, songwriter, musician and record producer best known for his work on The Alan Parsons...

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Jesus, Coffee & Jiu Jitsu – Pastor Bob Fabey & his new book “Not My Jesus”

Bob Fabey is an Anglican priest with over 20 years of ministry experience with a variety of organizations. He holds a...

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How lasting change can happen in an instant – JAMES FELL

How lasting change can happen in an instant is the focus of the new book by James Fell. James is a...

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Is Faster Than Light Travel Possible? The Science of SciFi with Dr. Erin Macdonald

Is faster than light travel possible? Dr. Erin Macdonald joins us to discuss the current theories–and how they relate to science...

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Butch Patrick aka “EDDIE MUNSTER”

Butch Patrick became known worldwide as the iconic TV character “Eddie Munster”—the wolf boy with pointed ears on “The Munsters”. But...

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Ultima Thule Part 2 – BRIAN MAY, Queen Lead Guitarist & Astrophysicist

Brian May is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer, also a Doctor of Astrophysics, 3-D...

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Ultima Thule Part 1 – Dr. Alan Stern, New Horizons Principle Investigator

Dr. Alan Stern is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, leading NASA’s exploration of the Pluto system and the...

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Apollo 8 – 50 Years Later – What really happened during the Space Race to the Moon

In this episode Dr. James Rice, the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, discusses Apollo 8—the first manned mission to...

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America's Pastor Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey – Interview with Ken Barun

Witness the amazing story of America's Pastor in the new documentary, “Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey” Ken Barun, the Chief of...

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KEVIN SORBO – Hercules in Human Form (actor, producer, director)

Kevin Sorbo is an actor, producer & director, who received international stardom when he booked the lead role in “Hercules: The...

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THANKSGIVING BONUS: A WAY TO FORGIVENESS – Erin Dooley – writer, producer, speaker

Erin Dooley is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker. She has produced two feature films, numerous short films, two comedy web series,...

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Holiday Shopping? Consider the Enormously Successful NINTENDO SWITCH – featuring YouTuber SKUL

Skul is a YouTuber who creates video game content from some of Nintendo’s best-known current games. During this interview Skul discusses...

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Mr. Speed – The World’s Best KISS Tribute Band

Mr. Speed was voted “the Best KISS Tribute Band in the World” in the 2012 KISS OFF competition by guitarist Tommy...

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Interview with JONATHAN BURNS: Flexible Comedy

Comedian & magician Jonathan Burns has performed magic acts, shows and stunts around the globe, and has appeared on Penn & Teller’s...

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HALLOWEEN EDITION: Costume & Makeup Artist Jess West

Take your Halloween costume to the next level! Costume & makeup artist Jess West got her big start just a few...

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Lady Astronaut Sci-Fi Series Writer – Mary Robinette Kowal

Mary Robinette Kowal is a writer, professional puppeteer and an incredible narrator. She is also cast member of the award-winning podcast...

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Plumb – Christian Songwriter, artist, performer & author

Plumb is a songwriter, recording artist, performer & author. She’s sold more than 500,000 albums and over two million singles worldwide....

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Running for Grace – Behind the Scenes Interview with Director David L. Cunningham

David Cunningham is an international filmmaker known for striking visuals, authentic performances and dynamic subject matter. For more than two decades,...

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Behind the Sun with Dr. Nicky Fox, Heliophysics Division Director at NASA HQ

Dr. Nicky Fox is the Heliophysics Division Director at NASA Headquarters. She earned her PhD in Space Physics from the Imperial...

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ECOSTRESS – Monitoring Plants from Space – Dr. Joshua Fisher, JPL

Dr. Joshua Fisher is the Science Lead for the ECOSTRESS Mission, a mission designed to study the Earth’s climate. Dr. Fisher...

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Millennial Coach Lindsay Boccardo – How to Unleash Your Career & Maximize Your Talent

Lindsay Boccardo is a speaker, trainer and career coach who has spent the last 10 years learning about what makes Millennials...

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Dr. Eugene Parker – The Mysteries of the Sun & NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Dr. Eugene Parker is the solar astrophysicist who developed the theory of the supersonic solar wind and predicted the Parker spiral...

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From Coffee Shop to Space Station – Death Wish Coffee

The amazing story of Death Wish Coffee – how it went from the basement to Space. In this episode, we speak...

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Dr. Linda Yueh – What Would the Great Economists Do?

In this episode Dr. Linda Yueh discusses her latest book, “What would the great economists do?” which looks at how we...

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Lost in Space Reboot Review with Alpha Control's Laen August

In this episode (Spoiler Alert!) we review the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space with Laen August, co-host of the Alpha...

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Gary Varvel – Award-winning editorial cartoonist, actor and screenwriter

Gary Varvel is an award-winning, editorial cartoonist, actor and screenwriter. He draws political cartoons for The Indianapolis Star and has over...

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Take Four – Chill Rock Band Releases New EP “Intentions”

Check out the jazz-fused chill rock band, Take Four, an incredibly talented group of young musicians from the Indianapolis area. Take...

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Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution – biologist Menno Schilthuizen

Menno Schilthuizen is a senior research scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and a professor of evolutionary biology at...

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2001: A Space Odyssey – The Making of a Masterpiece featuring Michael Benson

Michael Benson works at the intersection of art and science. A writer, artist, and filmmaker, his new book, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick,...

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Mind Your Money & Reduce Financial Stress with Chellie Campbell

Chellie Campbell, author of The Wealthy Spirit, Zero to Zillionaire and From Worry to Wealthy, treats money disorders–spending bulimia and income...

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Hotel in Space: Aurora Station – featuring Orion Span CEO Frank Bunger

Aurora Station will be the World's First Luxury Space Hotel in orbit 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Frank Bunger, the...

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Social Media Marketing Tips with Corey Walker, The Marketing Specialist

Marketing specialist Corey Walker breaks down social media marketing, tools, and strategies for your business in today's episode. Corey is the...

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Homer Hickam – Rocket Boys, T-Rex and Albert the Alligator

Homer Hickam is the bestselling and award-winning author of many books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Rocket Boys,...

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Kari Byron, her career with Mythbusters and her new book “Crash Test Girl”

Kari Byron has had an amazingly strong presence in the world of reality-based science television. She is best known as a...

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How to achieve your “Why”, featuring International bodybuilder Kassie Alnwick

Kassie Alnwick is a certified personal trainer, nutritional advisor and empowerment speaker, with more than 28 years in the fitness industry....

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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly: How The Right Stuff led him to a Year in Space

Captain Scott Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut, is a veteran of four space flights. He commanded three expeditions to the International...

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NASA Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave: Success starts with Curiosity

Dr. Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He has seven graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry,...

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Active Shooter Response in the Workplace featuring Former Navy SEAL Jesse Barnett

As a Navy Seal, Jesse was part of the first unit deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. He's learned combat tactics in...

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A Conversation on Success in Life & Business featuring Award-Winning Entrepreneur April Yvette

April Yvette is an award-winning entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, author, trainer and innovator. She has been featured on ABC's Shark Tank, Fox...

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How to use Instagram for Business, featuring Greg Cross, CEO of CCM

Greg Cross is the Founder and CEO and CCM, a marketing agency based in Greenfield, Indiana, located just outside of Indianapolis....

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Avoid Software Delays with Rapid Application Development

Is your software development project facing constant setbacks? Rapid Application Development may be just the right ingredient to jumpstart your projects...

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Protect your files from ransomware with automatic backups

Are your files protected in the event of a hard drive crash or ransomware attack? Online backup services can help. In...

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The Apple iPhone revolution, from the original iPhone through SlowPhoneGate & SmartPhone Rehab

Apple’s iPhone has come a long way since the original release in 2007, revolutionizing an industry, changing our culture and even...

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Meltdown and Spectre Bugs Explained

Meltdown & Spectre have hit the news recently as device manufacturers and software organizations are beginning to roll out updates to...

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How are you protecting your data? Here are 3 questions you need to ask yourself

In this episode we discuss how to preserve your company’s data.  That is, your key information on your customers, including not...

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Shop safer online with these four strategies

In this episode we discuss how you can shop a bit safer online with some common-sense tips to keep you one...

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Three things you can do right now to reduce your risk of a Cyber attack

In this episode we discuss the three best practices for keeping you, your employees, and your critical data safe from hackers....

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Show Host

Chuck Fields

Software innovator, award-winning marketer and astronomy buff.

I’m Chuck Fields, the host of Your Online Coffee Break.

I have more than 20 years of experience in application development, business analysis, marketing and project leadership.

I fell in love with astronomy at a young age, where I ventured into astrophotography and had my first photo published internationally at the age of 15. I started my career as a marketing director, where I did some pretty wacky PR stunts like having a dinosaur run lose through a city before we cornered it (with the help of local police) on the roof of a downtown building.

I also fell in love with technology and computer programming, eventually starting my own web/software development consulting company in 2006 (SpaceTechCorp.com). It’s here where I found that sometimes you need to take a break from the busyness of life in order to see clearly. Hence came the birth of Your Online Coffee Break.

So step back, sip that coffee, and browse through our podcasts that will hopefully inspire you, educate you, or entertain you (maybe all three!).

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