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January 28, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Episode 203 - Jeff Cull

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Jeff Cull is Florida Weekly’s executive editor and is responsible for all content and management for nine newspapers with a combined circulation of more than 90,000, and is co-founder and managing partner of Florida Media Group LLC, publishers of Florida Weekly.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy. He flew the Navy’s carrier-based S-3 Viking and retired as a Commander.

Jeff began his journalism career in 2000 as a reporter at The News-Press and pursued public-service journalism as an investigative reporter.

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January 21, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Episode 202 - Mariapia Malerba

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Mariapia Malerba is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in Puglia , a region in Southern Italy.  She has created textile designs Dolce Gabbana and Versace. She is now Senior textile designer for White House Black Market, and her work has been showcased in various galleries in all over Italy and America. 

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January 14, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Episode 201 - Marie Heisler

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Marie Heisler leads PR and communication efforts at Mercola, a global brand that provides natural health information and biodynamic and organic supplements. Marie sits on the board of the Cape Coral Chapter of the FGCU Alumni Association and is active with the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

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January 7, 2022 @ 2:00 am

Bonus Mini-Episode: Rock Talk

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Wherein Mike and Meg launch their 1-minute rock tumbling podcast.

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January 7, 2022 @ 1:00 am

Episode 200 - Meg Favreau

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Meg Favreau is a filmmaker, writer, and artist whos worked primarily on animated series for Netflix, Hulu, Warner Brothers Animation, Hasbro, and Mattel. In 2020, her short film Hot Dog Steering Wheel won Best Short Short at the Fort Myers Film Festival.

Meg has also worked in food writing, often focusing on weird and forgotten recipes. In 2011, she published the cookbook Little Old Lady Recipes: Comfort Food and Kitchen Table Wisdom.

Her essays have appeared in The New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs, Real Simple, Eating Well, McSweeney’s, and The American Bystander. 

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December 31, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 199 - B. Stille

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Buffalo “B.” Stille is a Grammy Nominated musician, and vocalist for the Nappy Roots, an American alternative Southern rap quartet, best known for their hit singles "Awnaw", "Roun' The Globe" and "Good Day". They were the best selling hip hop group of 2002.

In 2019, Stille completed his bachelor’s degree University of Louisville, and is sharing his back-to-college experience in hopes of inspiring others in Kentucky to further their education.

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December 24, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 198 - Dean Davis

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Dean Davis. Dean is Vice President of the Foundation Board of Directors, at the State University of New York College at Oneonta. He’s also a retired senior instructor at FGCU, and his early efforts at the university laid the foundations of the communication department.

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December 17, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 197 - Joseph Hall

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Joseph Hall is a third year Journalism student at FGCU, and is “Joe the sound guy” on  the Razzle Dazzle podcast (hosted by our own Jared "the Intern" Gonzalez) as well as the How To Cry Monster podcast.

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December 10, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 196 - Dr. Wilson Bradshaw

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Dr. Wilson Bradshaw served as FGCU’s third president for a decade beginning in 2007. During his tenure, the university’s student body grew from about 9000 in 2007 to about 15000 when he retired; and the faculty grew by 50% over that time.

Dr. Bradshaw also managed the transition to Division 1 athletics, and the FGCU Eagles have won 54 conference and tournament championships in eight years, including the meteoric rise to national visibility when the Men’s basketball team was the first #15 seed to make it to the Sweet 16 in NCAA history gaining the nickname ‘Dunk City’ because of their explosive success in the tournament.

 

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December 3, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 195 - Kyle McCurry

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Kyle McCurry is Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communication at FGCU. He’s been a television journalist, a radio program director, and host of Classic Rock Insider, where he got to interview guests like Joe Perry, Mick Fleetwood, Huey Lewis, and Tommy James. He ended up becoming James’s publicity and media relation manager after their meeting.

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November 26, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 194 - Will Prather

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Will Prather is the Executive Producer and Owner of Prather Productions - he operates Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida; the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; along with Prather Touring and Apex Touring which are national touring companies that bring productions around the country and across the world. Prather Touring is currently producing Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

He is past-president and current Advisory Board Member of the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, past secretary of the National Dinner Theatre Association, and past Chairman of the Lee County Democratic Party.

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November 19, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 193 - Andryanna Sheppard

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Andryanna Sheppard is the Consumer Reporter at WINK News in Fort Myers, where she’s been a reporter since February of 2020. Before moving to Southwest Florida, she was a nightside reporter at KDRV in Medford, Oregon, where she was also the go-to breaking news reporter.

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November 12, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 192 - Ryan Boland

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Ryan Boland is Chief Business Office at Mercola Market, and was was recently named a 40 Under 40 honoree by Business Observer. Originally from New York, Ryan began his career in the food and restaurant industry selling ingredients to restaurants but later transitioned to natural health formulations, working for a supplement manufacturer. 

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November 5, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 191 - Jack Massing

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Jack Massing formed The Art Guys in 1983 with Michael Galbreth - it was a conceptual art collaboration that ended after 37 years in 2019 when Michael passed. Their “direct to the public” methodology often circumvented the established art world and incorporated a wide range of not-so-conventional materials and activities in an effort to make art more accessible and to challenge notions about perceived divisions between art and life.

Jack is currently working on William WEGMAN & Jack MASSING: TWO CLEVER BY HALF – A Call & Response Project at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery that will remain on display and will evolve until March of 2022. 

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October 29, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 190 - Glenn Whitehouse

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Dr. Glenn Whitehouse has taught philosophy and religious studies at FGCU ever since it opened its doors in 1997. He's now the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and director of PAGES, a career program for liberal arts students at FGCU. 

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October 22, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 189 - Brian Weaver

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Brian Weaver is a street artist and co-founder of Artsemble Underground which was created to help local businesses attract traffic with murals, sculptures, or art events. He owns a gallery of the same name with fellow artist Cesar Aguilara

Artsemble Underground gallery is where the current “Battle of The Arts” is held, every second Saturday of the month. Brian and Cesar consider this event less of a battle and more of an opportunity for local artists to connect and network all while raising money for a different non-profit organization each month. At the end of the year all of the winners from each month will compete for the “SWFL’s World Cup of Art!”

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October 15, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 188 - Patrick Pereira

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Patrick Pereira is a student at FGCU majoring in Journalism with a minor in Creative Writing. He is a reporter for ENTV and Co-host of Razzle Dazzle. He also currently works as a production assistant at WINK News, a helping hand for his parents remodeling company, and a freelance model.

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October 8, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 187 - Doug Berman

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Doug Berman is Executive Producer of Car Talk; and Creator and Benevolent Overlord of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

A two-time Peabody Award-winning producer, Doug began his career in news while still in college, serving as a production assistant for NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. It was at WBUR that Doug met and became friends with Tom & Ray Magliozzi brothers, who were doing a local call-in show. He produced a pilot for them, and that became the first episode of Car Talk.

In the late 90s after Car Talk proved there was an audience for such silliness on NPR, Doug was asked to create another show to pair with Car Talk and so Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was born. These days he’s Wait Wait’s “Benevolent Overlord.”

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October 1, 2021 @ 12:01 am

Episode 186 - Sean Milchan

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Sean Milchan Channel Partner Program Executive at BlueCrest - he said that means he’s a salesman.  He’s been many things through his life, a missionary, a carpet-store worker, and a mailing equipment salesman - that last one stuck. Sean went from almost being fired his first year, to being the number one salesman in the U.S. within 4 years with no college degree.

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September 24, 2021 @ 1:00 am

Episode 185 - Mike Patella

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Mike Patella is the business director for Eagle Media on FGCU's campus, where one of his main jobs is creating the Eagle Radio Music Festival every year, an event that brings live local music to FGCU’s campus. He’s also a multi-instrumentalist who plays drums, guitar, bass, ukulele, and vocals.

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