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May 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 112 - Katy Weirich


Katy Weirich is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, and worship leader who lives in Estero, FL. She’s the owner of Melodic Expressions: The Professional Musician Collective, and Embella Brands Music Publishing. Katy is currently working with multi dove and grammy award winning producer Tedd T. on a debut EP, set to release later this year. She came across our radar on episode 89 as one of Barbara Fischer’s shout-outs, so here we are!

Here's a link to Katy's single, "Fear Not", free for download.

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April 24, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 111 - Christopher Phillips


Christopher Phillips is the founder and executive director of Democracy Cafe, which he says is dedicated to making ours a more connected, understanding and participatory world in which one and all can be co-creators of a more liveable and loveable universe.

Christopher is author of works including the international bestsellers 'Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy,' 'Six Questions of Socrates: A Modern-Day Journey of Discovery through World Philosophy,' 'Constitution Cafe: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution,' and most recently, 'A Child at Heart: Unlocking Our Creativity, Curiosity and Reason at Every Age and Stage of Life.' He also wrote two children's books 'Day of Why,' and 'The Philosophers' Club.'

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April 17, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 110 - Elyse Maher


Elyse Maher is one the hosts of the super cleverly named podcast “Two Girls Scissoring,” where she and her best friend Amanda (who is a dog groomer) discuss the trials and tribulations of cutting hair. Elyse is a hair stylist, dog lover, trivia enthusiast. We met Elyse, and her dog Rue, at our post-Palace-podcast-recording trivia night when Lee Bretschneider was asking questions based on our podcast.

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April 10, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 109 - Larry Ford


Larry Ford is a Grammy-winning gospel singer who’s found audiences all over the world because of his truly commanding voice. His bio says his facility with language has made it possible for him to carry his message in song to more than thirty countries in all. His passion for ministry abroad has led to his being described as “gospel music’s ambassador to the world.”

In 2003, he won a Grammy for Best Southern Gospel Recording. His arrival to the world stage was as a featured soloist on the Gaither Music Homecoming Series, which consistently ranks in the top of Billboard Magazine's music charts, and which we heard a song from in episode 75 with Seth Ford, Larry's son.

You may have also heard Larry sing the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox or Tampa Bay Lightning.

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April 3, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 108 - Marty Bourgeois


Marty Bourgeois is a professor of psychology at FGCU, and owns a local record store called Beach Records. Besides FGCU he's taught and done research on social influence and group dynamics at FAU, the University of Rochester, and the University of Wyoming. He has two grown sons who are both musicians, and he lives and spends as much time as he can on Fort Myers Beach. 

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March 27, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 107 - Ashleigh Droz


Ashleigh Droz is a formally trained and certified career counselor, coach, teacher, writer, and speaker, and she has her own private career coaching practice, Linnea Consulting.

She’s got a Master’s degree in Counseling & Guidance for Higher Education, and two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Theatre Arts. At FGCU, she's the Internship Coordinator for the Department of Communication & Philosophy, Career Specialist for the PAGES Program, and as an adjunct instructor.

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March 20, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 106 - Sergio Munoz


Sergio Munoz is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning videographer. He’s shot news, ads, live events, television, sports, and film, and has worked production for PBS, Dunkin Donuts, Publix, Wells Fargo, Fox Sports, Fox News, MTV, the Boston Red Sox, etc. etc. etc. He's also an accomplished drummer, guitarist, and vocalist - and while performing in local band Cadence Wednesday, he opened for national groups like Shinedown. 

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March 13, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 105 - Chris Duffus


Chris Duffus is our executive producer, an experienced financial technology entrepreneur, and currently founder and CEO of Fonbnk, Inc. an emerging mobile technology company addressing financial inequity across the developing world by enabling anyone with a prepaid mobile phone to have a bank account.

Chris's first entrepreneurial venture was the Scholar's Club, an academic not-for-profit focused on developing a peer culture of accomplishment and academic excellence among disadvantaged and underserved students. It has become one of Southwest Florida's premier academic organizations having served nearly 100,000 students.


This episode is supported in part by a City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant.


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March 6, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 104 - Year 2 Review


It's the show's anniversary again, and Mike, Richard, and Tara sit down in the studio to talk about how the year went, what we learned, and which songs from our guests are now part of our own musical histories.

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February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 am

Episode 103 - Barbara German


Barbara German is the real name of WXNX's afternoon DJ, Sadie. She’s a music lover/nerd (she got a record player for her First Communion) and she wanted to be in the media. She’s been in radio professionally since 2002 and she also promotes animal fostering through "Sadie's Puppies" on 93X.

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