Episode 216: Derick Johnson - Life Coach & Motivational Speaker

On this episode, Derek sits with Derick Johnson.  Derrick is a former US Army soldier and is now a Motivational Speaker and Life Coach.  Derick will be sharing some of his life story, and some of his professional advice on how we can be living fuller richer lives.



Episode 215: Bridget Case - Former NFL Cheerleader turned Sports Analyst and Content Creator 

On this episode, Derek sits with Bridget Case.  Bridget is a former University of Oregon and San Diego Chargers Cheerleader, a sports analyst, podcaster and an internet content creator.  She will be discussing the ins and outs of professional cheerleading, including mental health and other issues, her rise in the ranks in on air sports commentating and how she made the leap to Twitch armed with the incredible Power of Self Belief.  

Bridget is a firecracker of a guest and a lot of fun to chat with to the point that I was so incredibly impressed with her knowledge on a wide array of topics and mental health issues.



Episode 214: Mikaila Cruz - September 11th, 2001 Survivor, Keynote Speaker, Author and Yoga Instructor 

On this episode, Derek sits with Mikaila Cruz.  Mikaila is a survivor of the September 11th, 2001 Attacks.  She will be discussing growing up in New York City, her ordeal about how she got out of the South Tower of the World Trade Center alive.  She will also be discussing how she has dealt with the tragedy over the years.  Mikaila is also a very accomplished author having written the book, “Pursuing Your Destiny: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams” and a popular yoga instructor.



Episode 213: William Yeske - US Army Combat Veteran / Author

On this episode, Derek sits with William Yeske.  William is a former member of the US Army, who has written a book about his combat experience in the deadly Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, called, "Damn the Valley: 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2/508 PIR, 82nd Airborne in the Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan".  The book has been incredibly well received and paints a very accurate picture of the trials and struggles the soldiers went through while conducting combat operations in that region.  William will be discussing his own life, his journey through the Arghandab River Valley and what led him to write this courageous memoir.



Episode 212: Jack Hues - Founding Member of "Wang Chung" 

On this episode, Derek sits with Jack Hues.   Jack is one of the founding members of the 80’s British New Wave Rock Band, "Wang Chung".  Jack will discuss his origins and how he got into music, his rise to stardom, the formation of the band, the highs and lows of success, various hit songs, the break up of the band and so much more.



Episode 211: Nikki Klugh - World Class Interior Designer

On this episode, Derek sits with Nikki Klugh of the "Nikki Klugh Design Group".  Nikki is a world class interior designer who has made a name for herself in the design world and on YouTube and social media.  Nikki will be discussing the importance of her theory on design, Creating “The Sacred Space” and we will be discussing her incredibly popular show, “ The Create Your Sacred Space Podcast”.


Episode 210: Dana S. Diaz - Narcissistic Abuse Survivor & Best Selling Author

On this episode Derek sits with Dana S. Diaz.   Dana will be discussing how she survived a horrific, abusive narcissistic marriage, her incredibly terrible decades of abuse, how she escaped her marriage, how she turned those tragic years into a powerful memoir, "Gasping For Air - The Stranglehold of Narcissistic Abuse" and how she now spends her days using her activism to educate the world on the dangers of narcissism.  

Dana is a walking inspiration and we were very lucky to have her on the show plus when I told Duvall Nation she was going to be on the show, my female listeners wrote in so many questions that Dana answered as many as we could get to.


Episode 209: Jon Pethke - Founder of "CoyAmore" - The Introvert Dating Website

On this episode, Derek sits with Jon Pethke.  Jon is the Founder of the Introvert Dating Service, "CoyAmore".  Jon will be discussing his time in the Air Force, how he founded "CoyAmore", some of the features of the dating service and more.


Episode 208: Ashley Stahl - Career Coach, Speaker, Best Selling Author & Podcaster

On this episode, Derek sits with Ashley Stahl.  Ashley is a former Counter Terrorism expert turned Career Coach, Best Selling Author, a TEDX Speech Writer and successful Podcaster.  She will be discussing her successful career in the Department of Defense, her work for Forbes, her Best Selling Book, “You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career”. Plus she will also be talking about her viral TED Talk, her current work as a TEDX speech writer and finally her incredibly popular podcast, "YouTurn".


Episode 207: Helané Wahbeh - Director of Research for the IONS Institute

On this episode, Derek sits with Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR.  Helané is the Director of Research for the IONS Institute.  She will be discussing her extensive research into channeling and intuition.  She will also be discussing her book, “The Science of Channeling: Why You Should Trust your Intuition and Embrace the Force That Connects Us All”.


Episode 206: Jon Levy - Founder of The Influencers Dinner & New York Times Best Selling Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Jon Levy.  Jon is a Behavioral Scientist, Speaker, the Founder of The Influencers Dinner and New York Times Bestselling Author.  Jon will be discussing his research, his incredibly popular TED Talk, his first book, “The 2am Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure”, and founding the famous Influencers Dinner.  Jon will also be discussing best selling latest book, "You’re Invited - The Art and Science of Connection, Trust and Belonging".


Episode 205: Dr. Candace "Candy" Campbell - Former Nurse, Motivational Speaker, Author & Actress

On this episode, Derek sits with Dr. Candace "Candy" Campbell.  Dr. Campbell is a former Nurse, Speaker, Best Selling Author of the book, "Improv to Improve Your Leadership Team: Tear Down Walls and Build Bridges" and actress.  You can catch her in her Off-Broadway production of "Florence Nightingale: The Reluctant Celebrity".


Episode 204: Eduardo Sánchez - Film Director

On this episode, Derek sits with Eduardo Sánchez.  Eduardo is a very talented and successful filmmaker, best known for co-directing the 1999 blockbuster horror film, "The Blair Witch Project" with Daniel Myrick.  Eduardo will be discussing his Cuban heritage, his early years in film school, the struggles of getting "The Blair Witch Project" off the ground, plus it’s production and the incredibly clever marketing that led to one of the most successful independent films in the history of cinema.  Eduardo also has had a successful career directing television shows and will be discussing various shows he has worked on including "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds".


Episode 203: Deborah Kagan - Mojo Recovery Specialist

On this episode, Derek sits with Deborah Kagan.  Deborah is a Mojo Recovery Specialist, helping countless women rediscover their erotic powers. Deborah will be discussing how she got into this line of work, what drives her, takes listener questions and discusses her latest book, “Undressed: An Invitation to Claim Your Erotic Nature”. 

TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE, SEXUAL ASSAULT 


Episode 202: Paul Berriff, OBE - Documentarian, Photographer / 9/11 Survivor

On this episode, Derek sits with Paul Berriff, OBE.  Paul is a documentary filmmaker and photographer.  Paul will be talking about how he got started in making films, his various projects he has worked on, working with The Beatles, James Bond's, "Live and Let Die", and cheating death 4 times including his powerful story of his involvement in the September 11th Attacks in which he survived the collapse of both of the World Trade Center Towers.  This is a very graphic retelling of this day and there might be some details that might be upsetting for some listeners so be aware.

Episode 201: Jennifer Drummond - Mountaineer

On this episode, Derek sits with Jennifer Drummond.  Jenn is a Mountaineer, Podcaster, Author and Public Speaker.  Having survived a horrific car crash, she changed her life and holds the Guinness World Record for being the first woman to climb the "Seven Second Summits".

Episode 200: Brian O'Halloran - Actor

On this Milestone 200th Episode, Derek sits with Brian O'Halloran.  Brian is the actor who made Dante Hicks such a memorable character in the immortal film classic, "Clerks" and it’s subsequent sequels.  Brian will be discussing his approach to acting, working with Kevin Smith, the cult classic "Vulgar", his love of hockey and Formula 1 plus so much more.  This is an incredibly in depth interview and no stone is left unturned.  Taped before the SAG-AFTRA Strike.

As a bonus, former "School of Rock" actor and Country Music Artist, Brian Falduto comes on to discuss his latest single, "Just a Phase", plus a tribute to Matthew Perry.

Episode 199: Joe Barksdale - Former NFL Player / Stand Up Comedian

On this episode, Derek sits with Joe Barksdale.  Joe is a former Professional Football Player, musician and now a stand up comedian.  We will be discussing his college football career at LSU, his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers, post NFL and his stand up career.  This is a very raw and honest interview with a very real human being.

TRIGGER WARNINGS - DEPRESSION/SUICIDE

Episode 198: Samantha Peszek - Former Elite Olympic Gymnast

On this episode, Derek sits with Samantha Peszek.  Samantha is a former elite gymnast having competed for TEAM USA in the 2007 World Championships and then in the 2008 Summer Olympics.  Samantha will talk about her love of gymnastics, competing at the elite level, the 2008 Olympics, UCLA and so much more.

Episode 197: Stephen P. Jarchow - Hollywood Producer & AI Expert

On this episode, Derek sits with Stephen P. Jarchow.  Stephen is an Academy Award winning Producer, lawyer and real estate investor as well as an expert in the field of AI.  He is the co-author of the new book, “The New Roaring Twenties: Prosper in Volatile Times”. Stephen will be discussing AI and it’s place in our ever developing modern world.

Episode 196: Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson - Authors

On this episode, Derek sits with Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson.  These two former Navy Officers, one a former Submariner, the other a Surgeon, Fighter Pilot and was then imbedded with a Navy SEAL team have teamed up to become a writing juggernaut with such bestselling books such as the "Tier 1" series, "Sons of Valor" and more.  They are now entering the world of "Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan" with the new book, "Act of Defiance".

Episode 195: Andrew D. Bernstein - Sports Photographer

On this episode, Derek sits with Andrew D. Bernstein.  Andrew is a Legend in the Sports Photography industry having been the gold standard for shooting NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, the Dream Team and hundreds more.  He is the Team Photographer for the Los Angeles Kings and has been for over 4 decades.  We discuss his meteoric rise as a photographer, his success working in the NBA, his time with the 1992 NBA "Dream Team", collaborating with Kobe Bryant on his book, "The Mamba Mentality: How I Play”, his new media platform he Co-Founded called "Legends of Sport” and so much more.

Episode 194: Emma G - Musician & Youth Empowerment Activist

On this episode, Derek sits with Emma G.  Emma is a musician and mental health activist.  With her music, she has been able to reach teens and adults alike with messages of hope and topics such as bullying and youth empowerment.  She will be discussing a wide range of issues.

Episode 193: Jonathan Sposato - Chairman of Geekwire / CEO of the Joy Sauce Network

On this episode, Derek sits with Jonathan Sposato.  Jonathan is a legend in the technology community as the co-founder and Chairman of Geekwire and the CEO of PikMonkey.  He has moved into the entertainment industry and has launched the Joy Sauce Network which caters to the American Asian community. We discuss how he co-founded Geekwire and launched PikMonkey, how the Joy Sauce Network was conceived and the many successes it has had plus so much more.

Episode 192: Andrew Biggio - Author & Historian

On this episode, Derek sits with Andrew Biggio.  Andrew is a former US Marine turned Police Officer and Historian.  His incredible project, "The Rifle" has seen the recording and preservation of hundreds of World War 2 Veterans stories.  His tireless humanitarian work in the Veteran community has made him a legend. After the success of his first book "The Rifle", he has now released the much anticipated follow up, "The Rifle 2: Back to the Battlefield".

Episode 191: Énola Bédard - Dancer & Musician

On this episode, Derek sits with Professional Dancer and Singer, Énola Bédard.  With her incredible dance videos and her extraordinary singing voice, she has taken Instagram and TikTok by storm.  We discuss how she got into dancing, the difficulties of maintaining a social media presence, her singing career and so much more.

Episode 190: Manuj Aggarwal - Elite Technology Consultant

On this episode Derek sits with Manuj Aggarwal. Manuj is one of the leading voices in the world of AI Technology.  He is going to be discussing the many hot button issues surrounding AI, from the fears of job displacement to malicious use and also how it can be used for the benefit of mankind and for future companies to prosper.

Episode 189: Gene Kranz - Former NASA Flight Director

On this historic episode, Derek sits with a legend in the space exploration community, former NASA Flight Director, Gene Kranz.  Gene will discuss growing up during the Great Depression, World War 2, flying in Korea, joining NASA, and becoming an Assistant Flight Director during Project Mercury.  After being Promoted to Flight Director, Gene oversaw many Gemini missions before switching over to Apollo and was Flight Director for Apollo 11 which landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. Gene was also the Flight Director for Apollo 13 during which he oversaw the task of returning the astronauts of the crippled spacecraft returned safely to Earth.  This is a very in-depth interview and no stone is left unturned as Gene gives his thoughts on the Kranz Dictum, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the current state of the Space Program.  He has also written a new book, "Tough and Competent: Leadership and Team Chemistry".

Episode 188: Erin Sloan & Kimberlina Gutierrez - CEOs of Madre Love

On this episode, Derek sits with Erin Sloan & Kimberlina Gutierrez, the CEO's of Madre Love.  These two hockey moms turned entrepreneurs have proved that it’s never too late to venture into business on your own and have become franchisees with Funbox, the world's largest Bounce Park.

Episode 187: Nicole Eggert - Actress

On this episode, Derek sits with famed actress Nicole Eggert.  Nicole has appeared in countless television shows and films and is best known for her work on "Charles in Charge" and of course "Baywatch".  Nicole will be talking about growing up as a beauty pageant contestant turned actress, her various roles, working with Corey Haim, "Baywatch", and we will talk about her incredibly popular podcast, "Perfectly Twisted" and the art of podcasting.

Episode 186: Parteek Saran - Founder & CEO of UNO

On this episode, Derek sits with the Founder and CEO of UNO, Parteek Saran.  Parteek is a software engineer, graphic designer, and entrepreneur, having designed the brand-new password  management system, Uno.  Parteek will also be talking about his time working with Lady Gaga, Google, and will be dispelling the myth about online password protections.

Episode 185: Homer Hickam - NASA Engineer & Author

On this episode, Derek sits with the legendary Homer Hickam.  Homer is a former NASA engineer and best-selling author. His biographical memoir, "Rocket Boys" was turned into the 1999 film, "October Sky".  We also discuss Homer's new book, "Don't Blow Yourself Up". Homer is also a Vietnam veteran, an accomplished scuba diver, and so much more.

Episode 184: Dr. Garret Yount, PhD - Scientist

On this episode, Derek sits with Dr. Garret Yount of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). He will be discussing his advanced research into Lucid Dreaming.

Episode 183: Kim Shapira, MS, RD - Celebrity Dietitian & Nutritional Therapist

On this episode, Derek sits with Kim Shapira, M.S., R.D.  Kim is a famed Celebrity Dietitian and Nutritional Therapist with over 25 years of experience in the field.  She is the founder of the Kim Shapira Method and works with a wide range of high-profile clients.  She has written a brand-new, best-selling book, “This Is What You're Really Hungry For” and she will be discussing ways that we can be having a better relationship with what we are putting in our bodies.

Episode 182: Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell - Lawyer, Speaker, Author, Life Coach

On this episode, Derek sits with Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell.  Lynita is a successful lawyer, speaker, bestselling- author and life coach.  She will be dishing out some life advice, talking about her latest book, "Live Life on Fire" and we will be discussing some aspects of her incredibly interesting life.

Episode 181: David Sinclair - Music Journalist & Musician

On this episode, Derek sits with Music Journalist and Times of London music critic, David Sinclair.  David will tell stories of hanging with The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Tina Turner, David Gilmour, and more.  He is also an accomplished musician and will be discussing writing the foreword for the new book,  “Pop Rock Icons: London’s Swinging 60’s and 70’s Revisited” by Phillipe Margotin.

Episode 180: Ulrich Dempfle - CEO & Co-Founder of CAROL

On this episode, Derek sits with the CEO and Co-Founder of CAROL, Ulrich Dempfle.  Ulrich will be discussing how his invention, the CAROL BIKE has revolutionized exercise by being the first AI interlaced and powered bike.  Ulrich will also be telling you about the Reduced Exertion or REHIT program which is the signature workout of the CAROL BIKE.

Episode 179: Burt Ward - Actor & Animal Activist

On this Bat-tastic episode, Derek sits with Burt Ward, the Hollywood Legend who played Robin - Boy Wonder on the hit television show, "Batman".  Burt will talk about growing up as a chess prodigy, how he locked in the coveted role of Robin, tales from the set of Batman, his lifelong friendship with Adam West, and he talks about his incredible work in activism with Gentle Giants, a dog rescue and dog food supplier. Burt has been running this rescue now for close to 29 years and has saved over 16,000 dogs and his dog food has been helping dogs live well past their expected life span.

Episode 178: Shana Francesca - Keynote Speaker, Life Designer, Writer, & Founder of Concinnate, LLC

On this episode, Derek sits with Keynote Speaker, Life Designer, Writer, and the Founder of Concinnate LLC, Shana Francesca.  Shana is an incredible woman and she will be talking about escaping a terrifying environment growing up to becoming empowered in her adult years, to how she founded Concinnate.

**Trigger Warning - Sexual Assault**

 Episode 177: Commander Kirk Lippold (Ret.)-Former Commanding Officer of USS Cole 

On this episode, Derek sits with Retired US Navy Commander, Kirk Lippold.  Commander Lippold is the former Commanding Officer of USS Cole, when it was attacked by Al Queda in Yemen in 2000.  He will tell the story of incredible bravery of the crew as they fought to save the ship and their own lives, and he will talk about the political fallout, his post-Navy career, his latest book, “Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole”, and so much more.

Episode 176: Julie Rogers-Pomilia - Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Julie Rogers-Pomilia.  Julie is the granddaughter of Hollywood legends, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.  We discuss growing up around them, she tells some tales of Roy Rogers, we talk about the Duvall faithful who wrote in in droves about "Die Hard", plus the book Julie wrote, “Your Heroes, My Grandparents, A Granddaughters Love”.

Episode 175: Janet Gardner & Justin James - Musicians

On this episode, Derek sits with Janet Gardner and Justin James. Janet is the former lead singer of the legendary rock group "Vixen" and she is joined by her husband James as a rocking duo putting out albums including their latest, "No Strings".  We discuss the secret to keeping their musical partnership intact, recording during lockdown, Vixen rocking with Ozzy Osbourne, the new album and so much more.

Episode 174: Jeff Seckendorf - World Record Cyclist, Scuba Instructor

On this episode, Derek sits with Jeff Seckendorf, a world record cyclist and scuba instructor.  Jeff will be talking about what drives him on the bike, his years working in the film industry, his career as a scuba instructor and so much more.  Also, former guest Michelle Fabre joins the show to discuss her latest single, "I'm All That I Need".

Episode 173: Nancy Duitch - CEO of Avenir Wellness Solutions

On this episode, Derek sits with Nancy Duitch, the CEO of Avenir Wellness Solutions which is the parent company for Sera Labs.  Nancy will be talking about her role in the company, the struggles of being a woman CEO in a male-dominated role, her numerous successes, working with Nicole Kidman, and she will walk us through the amazing line of products that her successful company offers.

Episode 172: Byron Morrison - High Performance Coach, Speaker, and Author

On this episode, Derek speaks with Speaker, High Performance Coach, and Author, Byron Morrison.  Byron will talk about what drives him to motivate and inspire others, and we discuss various topics from his new book, “Maybe You Should Give Up: 7 Ways to Get Out of Your Own Way and Take Control of Your Life”.  Also, former guests of the show, Jaron and Maggie of "The Blonde Brewer" return to talk about what they have been up to lately.

Episode 171: Jill Miller - Co-Founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide, Author

On this episode, Derek sits with the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and author of the best selling new book, "Body by Breath: The Science and Practice of Physical and Emotional Resilience", Jill Miller.  Jill will be imparting her wisdom on a variety of health-related topics such as the best use of the diaphragm muscle, breath work, and her New Fitness Paradigm Regiment.

Episode 170: Amy Gravino - Autism Sexuality Advocate

On this episode, Derek sits with his old friend, Amy Gravino.  Amy is an Autism Sexuality Advocate, Professional Speaker, and Autism Relationship Coach.  Amy will be discussing her speaking roles including her TED Talks and speaking at the United Nations, how the modern world views and understands autism and the work that still needs to be done, her appearances in documentaries and films, and explaining her relationship coaching work at Rutgers University.

Episode 169: Julian Glover- Actor

On this epic episode, Derek sits with legendary actor, Julian Glover.  Julian discusses growing up in World War 2, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company, his various roles in such films as "For Your Eyes Only", "Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" & "Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade", plus his work in "Game of Thrones"and various stage roles.  We also discuss his brand-new book, "Cue to Cue - A Career in Episodes".

Episode 168: Amy Scruggs - TV Host, Media Coach, Author, & Musician

On this episode, Derek sits with Amy Scruggs. Amy is a jack of all trades in the form of a TV Host, a Media Coach, a published Author, and a celebrated recording artist.  Her latest single, "What If It All Goes Right?" is out right now.  We discuss how Amy got into music, her methods in media coaching, her book, and so much more.

Episode 167: Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany - Artists

On this episode, Derek sits with world acclaimed sculptors and artists, Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany.  We discuss how they got into art, some of their notable pieces and of course, their most famous piece, "The Spirit" - The Statue of Michael Jordan which resides outside the United Center in Chicago.  Plus old friend of the show and the star of Episode 99, Rachel Pizzolato checks in to talk about becoming a "Guess Girl".

Episode 166: David Millbern - Writer, Actor, Director, Producer

On this episode, Derek sits with Hollywood Actor, Writer, Director and Producer, David Millbern.  David will be discussing his storied career including his Emmy wins, "Now What?", "The Modd Show" and his latest film, "100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection", a documentary focusing on a unique, moving and joy-filled collection of vintage photographs of men in love from the 1850’s to the 1950’s.

Episode 165: Kristofer Goldsmith - CEO of the Task Force Butler Institute

On this episode, Derek sits with Kristofer Goldsmith, whose mission is to identify, expose and interrupt organized extremist groups and their illegal activities here in the United States.  Kristofer will talk about his time in the Iraq War, how he founded Task Force Butler, and the success of the group.

Episode 164: Rebecca Lee - Actress & Podcaster

On this episode, Derek sits with Rebecca Lee.  Rebecca is an established Hollywood actress and the host of the popular podcast, "How the F*ck did you Bounce Back?".  We discuss how she got into acting, some of her popular roles, her very successful podcast and so much more.

Episode 163: Flobo Boyce- Comedian, Author, DJ, Entrepreneur

On this episode, Derek sits with a true Renaissance Man, Flobo Boyce.  This DJ, Comedian, Entrepreneur will be talking about how he got started, his many ventures, we swap wedding DJ stories and so much more.

Episode 162: Brian Falduto - Musician, Actor, Life Coach

On this episode, Derek sits with famed musician, actor, and life coach, Brian Falduto. Brian got his acting start as Billy, "Fancy Pants", in the hit 2003 film, "School of Rock" and talks about his time on the set, how he became a popular life coach and continued to break barriers as a gay country music singer, with his first album, "Gay Country" and its hit single, "Same Old Country Song", setting the country music scene ablaze. We also hear Brian's brand new single, "Big Boys Club (Pride Remix)". Brian is an amazing guest, very funny, and very insightful into a variety of issues.

Episode 161: Crash Test Dummies - Musicians

On this episode, Derek sits with frontman for the 90's Canadian rock band, Crash Test Dummies, Brad Roberts. Brad talks about the genesis of the band, the highs and lows of success, the global hit, "Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm", "Superman's Song", a meeting with "Weird Al" Yankovic and so much more. Plus, the Teeth Talk Girl herself, Whitney DiFoggio stops by to discuss dental health in the COVID-19 world.

Episode 160: Josh Piven & David Borgenicht - Creators of the "Worst-Case Scenario" Franchise

On this hilarious episode, Derek sits with Josh Piven and David Borgenicht, the genius minds that brought you the "Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook", and the franchise that followed. We discuss how they met, the creation of "Worst Case Scenario", future plans and much more.

Episode 159: Col. David Fivecoat (Ret.) - CEO of FiveCoat Consulting Group & Author

On this episode, Derek sits with retired US Army Colonel, David Fivecoat to discuss his decorated military career, how he founded The Fivecoat Consulting Group, we talk about our shared passion for World War 2 history and we discuss his new book, “Grow Your Grit: Overcome Obstacles, Thrive and Accomplish Your Goals”.

Episode 158: Andrew Owens, PhD - Academic & Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Dr. Andrew Owens, Ph.D., who teaches at the University of Iowa. Dr. Owens will be talking about the courses he teaches, the power of the horror genre in modern cinema, we have some great conversations about the current state of cinema, he takes a few of your fan questions and we talk about his book, “Desire After Dark: Contemporary Queer Cultures and Occultly Marvelous Media”.

Episode 157: Jill Donovan - CEO & Founder of Rustic Cuff

On this episode, Derek sits with the inspiring CEO and Founder of Rustic Cuff, Jill Donovan. Jill will talk about how she turned disappointment on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" into a pure motivation which led to the creation of a small empire. Rustic Cuff is an incredibly successful boutique line of bracelets, metal cuffs and custom handcrafted leather. Jill will talk about the struggles of entrepreneurship, future plans and so much more. A highly motivating and highly inspiring episode.

Episode 156: Chancellor K. Jackson - Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Chancellor K. Jackson, author of the best-selling memoir, "14 Days in Beijing - The Unforgettable Story of a Young American’s Journey Through a Chinese Penitentiary", which chronicles his terrifying 2 weeks in the custody of Chinese Authorities. We also touch on Chancellor's incredible college football career, and his future plans.

Episode 155: Nick Gillard - Stunt Choreographer/Swordmaster

On this episode, Derek sits with stunt choreographer and sword-master for the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Nick Gillard. Nick will talk about how he got into stunt work and his involvement in many other film productions.

Episode 154: Haley Shapely - Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Haley Shapely, Freelance Writer and Author of the best selling book, “Strong Like Her - A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers and Unstoppable Athletes”, which celebrates the untold stories of female strength and celebrates the physical power of women.

Episode 153: CG5 - Musician

On this episode, Derek sits with exciting new musical talent, CG5. CG5 will be talking about his rise in the music industry, his incredibly popular YouTube Channel, his unique approach to creating music, influences, and his latest single, "Out of My Mind".

Episode 152: Kashif Khan - CEO and Founder of The DNA Company

On this episode, Derek sits with Kashif Khan, the CEO and Founder of The DNA Company. The DNA Company is a organization that analyzes your unique DNA and can give you feedback with their custom DNA 360 Report which in turn will give you glimpses into your sleep, hormones, fitness, cardiovascular system, mood, immunity, and more. Plus we will be talking about Kashif’s brand new book, dropping on May 16, 2023, “The DNA Way: Unlock the Secrets of Your Genes to Reverse Disease, Slow Aging and Achieve Optimal Wellness”.

Episode 151: Lalage Snow - Journalist, Photographer, Filmmaker, & Author

On this powerful episode, Derek sits with journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and author, Lalage Snow. Lalage will be talking to us about being entrenched in Afghanistan as well in other hot spots in the Middle East. We will also be talking about her incredibly powerful photo essay entitled, “We Are Not Dead" which features portraits of British Soldiers, Before, During and After their deployment in Afghanistan. We will also be discussing her critically acclaimed book, "War Gardens: A Journey Through Conflict in Search of Calm".

Episode 150: Dr. Patrick Porter - CEO & Founder of BrainTap, Inc.

On this episode, Derek sits with Dr. Patrick Porter, the Founder and CEO of BrainTap. BrainTap is an electronic headset that delivers gentle light pulses through the ear and around the retina by sending direct signals to the brain. This can help you think, sleep and perform better. Dr. Porter will also be educating us on the functions of the Human Brain.

Episode 149: Tyler Foley - Author & Actor

On this episode, Derek sits with actor and author, Tyler Foley. Tyler will be talking to us about the myth around the fear of public speaking, his work on the cult horror film, “Freddy vs Jason", how challenging a Hollywood audition can be, overcoming a severe health crisis in his teens and will be talking to us about his book, "The Power to Speak Naked: How to Speak with Confidence, Communicate Effectively and Win Your Audience".

Episode 148: Russ Bray - Legendary PDC Darts Referee

On this incredible episode, Derek sits with the legendary "Voice of Darts", Russ Bray.

In this very in-depth interview, Russ discusses how he got into darts, his iconic voice, playing with the late Eric Bristow and THE GOAT of Darts, Phil Taylor, his thoughts on the standard of the PDC today, his "Guinness World Record" and his takes on the stars of Professional Darts today.

Episode 147: Clifford Ismay - Author & Historian

On this "Titanic-sized" episode, Derek sits with acclaimed Author and Historian, Clifford Ismay. Clifford is the author of, “Understanding J. Bruce Ismay - The True Story of the Man They called The Coward of the Titanic”, which gives new evidence into removing the vilification of J. Bruce Ismay, former President of the White Star Line and a 1st Class Passenger and Survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking. Clifford is also a former Governor for the Titanic Heritage Trust and is a member of the British Titanic Society.

Episode 146: Dallas Dupree Young - Actor

On this episode, Derek sits with up and coming actor, Dallas Dupree Young. Dallas will be talking about growing up in a MLB family, his first acting jobs, working with the legend we call Steven Spielberg, and how he landed the role of Kenny Payne on the Netflix juggernaut, "Cobra Kai".

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Episode 145: Dr. Clare Bertucio - CEO of Medicine Mama's Apothecary

On this episode, Derek sits with a renowned Radiation Oncologist who went on to become the CEO of Medicine Mama’s Apothecary, Dr. Clare Bertucio. Dr. Bertucio will be discussing her latest product, "VMAGIC", a specialty vulva care product. The good doctor will also be discussing how she got involved with the company, her approach to cancer treatment, answers a few fan questions, and much more.

Episode 144: Marielle Songy - Author

On this episode, Derek sits with his old friend, Marielle Songy. Marielle will be talking about her new book, "The Absinthe Frappé". Marielle will be educating us on the history of Absinthe and the deep connection it has to her home of New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Episode 143: Andy Saunders - NASA Digital Restoration Expert & Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Historian, Author and one of the world's foremost experts of NASA Digital Restoration, Andy Saunders. Andy is going to tell us about the incredible undertaking of combing through thousands of images to produce some of the most pristine restorations of photos from the Apollo Missions Era which he has compiled into a stunning book titled, “Apollo Remastered”. 

Episode 142: Fred Haise - Apollo 13 Astronaut / Bill Moore - Historian & Author

On this truly historic episode, Derek sits with Historian and Author, Bill Moore and Apollo 13 Astronaut and American Hero, Fred Haise.

Bill will be talking about his work preserving the stories of Oklahomans in Space and talking about his 2 books, “Retrofire: The Story of Tom Weichel from Colony, Oklahoma to the Moon!” And “Never Panic Early: An Apollo 13 Astronaut’s Journey”.

Fred will be talking about growing up during the Second World War and his journey from a fighter pilot in the Korean War, to a test pilot and from there joining the astronaut corp. Fred will then tell us about his incredible story of survival during the Apollo 13 mission, where a ruptured oxygen tank caused an explosion that crippled the spacecraft and led to one of the greatest and most inspirational rescues in the history of mankind, plus piloting the Space Shuttle "Enterprise".

Episode 141: Steven Capsuto - Interpreter & Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Interpreter and Author, Steven Capsuto. Steven talks about his love of languages, the battles being waged currently in Washington D.C. over LGBTQ Rights, and we discuss his popular book, "Alternate Channels: Queer Images on 20th Century TV". 

Episode 140: Dee Wallace - Actress

On this episode, Derek sits with legendary Hollywood Actress, Dee Wallace. Dee has been on the acting scene since 1975, becoming a staple on the Hallmark channel, an iconic performer in the Horror genre and of course, known for her portrayal of Mary Taylor in one of the most successful films in the history of cinema, Steven Spielberg's, “E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial”. We discuss various highlights of her film career as well the other side of Dee, which is in the field of healing and spirituality. With her call-in radio show, Ted Talks, and books, Dee is a leader in healing yourself and accepting your own magnificence and power in a loving, positive way.

Episode 139: Frankie Raye - Musician

On this episode, Derek sits with up-and-coming musician, Frankie Raye. This Florida-based musician is turning heads with her incredible voice and fantastic songs. We discuss everything from her unique process for songwriting, her past success, her future plans, and we get to hear her new single, "Over Now".

Episode 138: Bobby Luisi - Former Caporegime for the Patriarca Crime Family turned Pastor & Author

On this incredible episode, Derek sits with former Caporegime for the Patriarca Crime Family, Bobby Luisi. Bobby talks about his life in organized crime, his subsequent arrest and imprisonment, and how he denounced the Mob after finding Christ, his time in Witness Protection and how he became an author, an ordained pastor and founding "Robert Luisi Ministries" and how he runs the popular YouTube channel, "The Bobby Luisi Show".

Episode 137: Michelle Danner - Acting Coach & Film Director

On this episode, Derek sits with famed Acting Coach and Film Director, Michelle Danner. Michelle discusses how she got started in the business, her love for the craft of acting, founding the "Michelle Danner Acting Studio" and her turn as a successful Film Director, including her latest hit film, "Miranda's Victim" starring Abigail Breslin, Luke Wilson, Andy Garcia and Emily VanCamp.

Episode 136: Dr. Jill Carnahan - Famed Medical Diagnostician

On this episode, Derek sits with famed Medical Diagnostician, Dr. Jill Carnahan. The "Sherlock Holmes of Medicine" tells her story of overcoming countless medical adversities to becoming one of the world's leaders in solving countless medical conditions. She will also be talking about how MOLD has been the culprit in many medical cases and how to check for it. Plus we will also be discussing her new memoir, "Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science and Faith" dropping on March 28, 2023.

Episode 135: Wylde Nept - Musicians

We discuss their origins, some highlights in their discography, the joys of playing Celtic music live, the famed COVID Livestream Concert, and so much more. This is an incredibly fun interview.

Episode 134: Dr. David Tholen - Astronomer

On this episode, Derek sits with Dr. David Tholen, who holds a PhD in Planetary Sciences and works at the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy. Dr. Tholen talks about getting interested in Astronomy, his very early successes identifying asteroids, the success of the NASA DART System, and the discovery that put him on the map, Asteroid 99942 Apophis, which for a reasonable amount of time was classified as a Near Earth object which crossed into the orbital path of our Planet Earth within 20 years.

Episode 133: Scott DeLuzio - Combat Veteran, Author, Podcaster

On this powerful episode, Derek sits with Combat Veteran turned Author and Podcaster, Scott DeLuzio. Scott is a former Army National Guardsman who along with his brother served in the Afghanistan War. Scott’s brother was killed in action, and Scott grappled with survivor guilt, alcoholism, and PTSD. He funneled that pain into an incredible memoir, “Surviving Son - An Afghanistan War Veteran Reveals His Nightmare of Becoming a Gold Star Brother". Also, Scott is a successful podcaster with his show, “The Drive On Podcast”. 

Episode 132: Dr. Helen Caldicott - Nobel Laureate & Anti-Nuclear Arms Activist

On this historic episode, Derek sits with Anti-Nuclear Arms Activist and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Helen Caldicott. We are going to be talking about growing up in World War 2 Australia, her decades of activism, the Nobel Peace Prize, The Cold War, the Current War in the Ukraine, and so much more.

Episode 131: Fritz Coleman & Louise Palanker - Hosts of "The Media Path" Podcast

On this episode, Derek sits with Fritz Coleman and Louise Palanker, the hosts of "The Media Path Podcast". We discuss Fritz's historic run as the weatherman at KNBC Los Angeles and we discuss Louise's ventures into documentary film work, how the two of them met, and what the goals and triumphs of the Podcast have been like.

Episode 130: Ahmard Vital - Motivational Speaker & Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Motivational Consultant, International Speaker and Best Selling Author, Ahmard Vital. Ahmard will be talking about how he got into sports journalism, and his books, "Now What - 5 Steps to Get Up and Create the Most of Life", "Awaken the Baller Within" and "I Am More Than Enough - 3 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Your Own Reflection" and so much more.

Episode 129: Richard Blade - Legendary Radio DJ

On this historic episode, Derek sits down with the legendary Radio DJ, Richard Blade. We discuss everything from how he got started in the radio business, his time at KROQ, hanging with Depeche Mode, a brief history of British Radio and the Pirates who provided Rock and Roll to a musically starved United Kingdom and of course, his incredibly successful program on SiriusXM 1st Wave, plus so much more.

Episode 128: Chari Hawkins - Athlete

On this episode, Derek sits with TEAM USA Track & Field star, Chari Hawkins. Chari is the 2022 US National Pentathlon Champion and Gold Medalist, along with many other accolades and is also an incredible social media presence, giving daily lessons, affirmations and so much more. We discuss how she gets into "The Zone", her incredible training regiment, her mental health triumphs and struggles, and so much more.

Episode 127: Daniel Ross - Voice Actor

On this episode, Derek sits with Emmy Award-winning voice actor, Daniel Ross. Daniel will be talking about the amazing highs in his career, from how he got started in voice acting, to landing roles in video games, The Transformers and being one of the few actors to ever land the prestigious role of Disney’s Donald Duck for which he recently won the inaugural Children's and Family Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice Performance in a Preschool Animated Program.

Episode 126: Johanna Siegmann - Photographer

On this episode, Derek sits with Photographer, Johanna Siegmann. She will be talking about her amazing life and her brand new book, “In Good Company - Notable People with their Pets” that releases on Feb 20, 2023. In Good Company features various images of animals and their famous pet parents. 

Episode 125: Debra S. Yates - Author

On this episode, Derek sits with Debra S. Yates, the writer of the biography, "Woman of Many Names" which chronicles the life of Nancy Ward (also known as Nanyehi), a Cherokee woman and a key forgotten member of the earliest days of the American Revolution and the Founding of the United States.

Episode 124: Presley Tennant - Musician

On this episode, Derek sits with Country Music Artist and The Voice alumni, Presley Tennant. Presley is going to be talking about her incredible good fortune from how she got started in the music business, her amazing run on The Voice to becoming one of the most in demand artists opening for some of the most elite musicians touring today, plus we will be hearing her newest single “Break My Heart” and we talk about the new EP, 600 Miles. Plus as an added bonus, friend of the show, Katie Kinder returns to talk about her triumphant TED Talk.

Episode 123: Stephen Tobolowsky - Actor

On this episode, Derek sits with Master Thespian, Stephen Tobolowsky. Stephen tells of how he got into acting, takes us through a few various roles he has played on Film, Television and Stage, working with the legendary Harold Ramis, and of course, his portrayal of Ned Ryerson in the dark comedy, "Groundhog Day".

Episode 122: Dr Efraim Zuroff - Chief Nazi Hunter for the Simon Wiesenthal Center

On this powerful episode, Derek sits with the Chief Nazi Hunter for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Dr. Efraim Zuroff. Dr. Zuroff speaks about how he got involved in hunting down the perpetrators of the most evil act in the history of Mankind, The Holocaust. Plus, he discusses such things as the role in foreign countries knowingly hiding Nazis and he discusses his work against Holocaust Distortion.

Episode 121: Brenden Kumarasamy - Founder of "MasterTalk"

On this episode, Derek sits with the legendary Brenden Kumarasamy who is the Founder of the popular YouTube Channel, "MasterTalk". He discusses how he got started, his love of languages, his life as a public speaking coach, and gives us little nuggets of wisdom that you can employ in your presentations or public speaking.

Episode 120: Benjamin Sledge - US Army Combat Veteran & Author

On this incredible episode, Derek sits with a friend he has not spoken to in over 20 years, US Army Combat Veteran turned Bestselling Author, Benjamin Sledge. Ben will be discussing his experiences during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the horrors and hardships that veterans experience, and the immense struggles that Veterans face when they return from a 2 decade long war. Plus Ben gives his opinions on the End of the Afghanistan War and what led him to write his Bestselling memoir, “Where Cowards Go to Die”.

Episode 119: Patrick Baker - Musician

On this episode, Derek sits with a musician who is creating amazing waves right now, Patrick Baker. He talks about how he got into music, his early success with "Call Me Up", The "Dusk EP" and his incredibly popular cover of RY X's "Only". Plus Patrick offers his opinions on the state of the streaming services, his brand new single, "Sorrow", and so much more.

Episode 118: Florian "Venom" Kohler - Pool Trick Shot Artist

On this incredible episode, Derek sits with the Pool Trick Shot Legend himself, Florian "Venom" Kohler, an 11 time Guinness World Record Holder and the founder of Venom Trick Shots. We discuss how he got interested in the art of trick shots, his successes, a great story of how he earned his nickname "Venom", his incredible Guinness World Records, his outlook on the future of the sport, and so much more.

Episode 117: Dr. Tamir Aldad - Psychiatrist & Founder of "Mindful Care"

On this episode, Derek sits with renowned psychiatrist and the CEO and Founder of "Mindful Care", Dr. Tamir Aldad, MD, MBA. We discuss his start in medicine, founding his company, and the struggles many are facing in mental health such as COVID Isolation, Post-War Veteran Traumas, Alcohol Abuse and much more.

Trigger Warning: SUICIDE, DEPRESSION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Episode 116: Suzanne Westenhoefer

On this episode, Derek sits with LGBTQ Comedy Icon, Suzanne Westenhoefer. We talk about her early career aspirations, how she broke barriers in comedy, her 1994 HBO Special, and how she has remained one of the constant forces for gay voices in comedy.

Episode 115: Jennifer Steil - Author & Journalist

On this episode, Derek welcomes Journalist and Acclaimed Author, Jennifer Steil. Jennifer will be talking about her career as an accomplished journalist, her incredible COVID tale, her celebrated career as an author of such books as, "The Woman Who Fell From the Sky", "The Ambassador's Wife", "Exile Music", and so much more.

Episode 114: Alison Haislip - Actress

On this episode, Derek sits with Actress, Alison Haislip. During this fun interview, Alison talks about how she got started in show business, her rise to fame on G4's "Attack of the Show", projects she is working on, her story about winning on Bob Barker's, "The Price is Right", and so much more.