Episode 5 – What is the Thread that Connects a Story to a Storyteller – John Theissen from the John Theissen Children’s Foundation and Author Susan Isaacs



What is the thread that connects a story to a storyteller?

Larry is joined by John Theissen.  John is the founder of the John Theissen Children’s Foundation which came to be in 1992.  John tells the story of his diagnosis of brain cancer at 17, his recovery and the inspiration to start his foundation.  John also shares the story of a fellow cancer patient he shared his experience with Tasha a girl who he would very much like to meet again.  John’s story is inspirational and heart stirring. 

John’s son is also a movie maker and created a movie about the Covid pandemic.

Also Joining the program is author Susan Isaacs. Susan Isaacs is the author of fourteen novels, including Compromising Positions, Shining Through, After All These Years, and As Husbands Go. Her newest novel, Takes One to Know One, published in October 2019. She is a former editor of Seventeen and a freelance political speechwriter. Susan is chairman of the board of Poets & Writers and a past president of Mystery Writers of America. She shares her inspiration for her newest work, talks about character development and her love for writing.


Episode 4 – The Thread that Connects a Story to an Audience – Author Joseph Kanon and Film Maker Gerry Ferretti



What is the thread that connects a story to an audience?

Larry sits down with Joseph Kanon, New York Times best selling author of the works Defectors, Leaving Berlin, Los Alamos, Istanbul Passage, and his latest work The Accomplice.  Joseph talks about The Accomplice, relationships with families and the perspective of a child and how they deal with the realization of their father is a war criminal.

Also in studio, Gerry Ferretti, independent film maker and Founder/Director of the Long Island Film Festival.  Gerry talks about why he started the festival, the world wide response to it and the impact it has had on both the public and the film makers.  He also discusses his passion for film and film making.

 

 


Episode 3 – The Intersection Between Good & Evil, Right & Wrong – Author Reed Farrel Coleman and Independent Actor and Executive Producer Francis Leik



What is the thread that connects the intersection between good and evil, right and wrong and those in that orbit?

Today Larry speaks with New York Times bestselling author Reed Farrel Coleman.  Reed has been described as a hard boiled poet and noir poet laureate.  Reed chats with Larry about how he develops characters and their voices, organized crime, and being insightful about life.  Reed has written Robert Parker’s Bitter Sweet PillRobert Parker’s Colorblind, Robert Parker’s Hangman’s Sonnet, Robert Parker’s Debt to PayWhat You BreakWhere it HurtsWalking the Perfect Square, and They Don’t Play Stickball in Milwaukee, just to name a few.  You can find out more about Reed Coleman by visiting his website at reedcoleman.com.

Also in studio, independent film actor and executive producer Francis Leik.  Larry delves into the mind of an actor, the process and what its like being in the independent film industry.  Francis has been in Chasing the Green, Broken Hearted, Interview with the Hitman, and many other works.  You can find out more about Francis Leik by visiting his Internet Movie Database site.


Episode 2 – The Thread Between a Child & a Parent Alex DeMille and Caroline Doctorow



What is the thread that connects a parent to a child and a child to a parent?

Today Larry speaks to Alex DeMille, son of Nelson DeMille who co-authored the book The Deserter.  Alex speaks about when he first became cognizant of his father’s fame, what it was like collaborating on this project along with their process in preparing for and writing the book.  You can find The Deserter at nelsondemille.net or on Amazon

Also in studio, Caroline Doctorow, singer songwriter.  Caroline shares her experiences at home with her famous writer father E. L. Doctorow.  Caroline shares childhood secrets, shares some inspiration for her music (including her father’s Country Squire station wagon) and performs 2 of her original works.  You can learn more about Caroline on her website carolinedoctorow.com


Episode 1: Truth Tellers



Thomas Maier, author and journalist visits the podcast to talk about the inside story of the CIA, gangsters, JFK & Castro.  Wes Houston, singer/songwriter also drops in and plays some music!