Month: October 2018

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 Fool Us, The Jay Leno Show, The Late Show with David Letterman & The Late Late Show with James Corden.

For more information, visit http://www.flexiblecomedy.com

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MARS INVASION: 80th Anniversary of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio broadcast – interview with Erika Dowell

80 years ago, Orson Welles caused a panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds”. This broadcast, on Sunday evening, October 30, 1938, was realistic enough that some listeners actually thought the Earth was under attack by Martians.  Erika Dowell, the associate director and curator of modern books and manuscripts at Indiana University’s Lilly Library joins us to discuss the impact of this broadcast. Recently the Lilly Library used cutting-edge technology to digitize the original recording of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast.

For more information, visit https://orsonwelles.indiana.edu

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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 years back with an amazing original Chewbacca costume for GenCon. She specializes in transformation costumes, combining elements to create unusual and eye-catching works. Her custom costume business, based out of Indianapolis, has flourished and she’s been featured in USA Today with work performed for the New York Yankees and MTV.

BONUS: In the video version of this interview (available at OnlineCoffeeBreak.com) Jess shows how to bring her mixed Batman villain characters to life including what makeup to use and how to apply it for an incredibly convincing costume.

For more information, visit http://www.jesswestcostumes.com/

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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 Writing Excuses and a three-time Hugo Award winner. Mary Robinette is with us today to discuss the Lady Astronaut novels, an amazing science fiction series that takes us on an alternate timeline after a meteor strike in the 1950s threatens the future of humanity.

In this interview we also discuss Mary Robinette's experience as she joined me for the launch of the Parker Solar Probe in August 2018 and how this will impact her future writing.

For more information, visit https://www.maryrobinettekowal.com

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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. Her new album, Beautifully Broken, includes the title track for the recently released film of the same name. She also just released her book called FIGHT FOR HER: Even If You Have to Fight Her. Her book is a moving challenge to women of all ages to fight for each other—even if that means fighting WITH each other using love, hope and grace.

For more info, visit http://www.plumbmusic.net

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