Breaking down the Audie Award Winners with Robin Whitten of AudioFile MagazineProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Robin Whitten from AudioFIle joins Adam to dive into all the major Audie Award winners for the best audiobooks of 2019! They talk about the Audie Award gala and how the awards are selected before breaking down some of the biggest categories.
A Look Beyond: The Next Frontier in Marketing
For this final episode, Paul Roetzer interviewed two experts on the future of marketing including Tameka Vasquez, Assistant VP, Marketing Lead, Genpact, and David Meerman Scott, Marketing Strategist. During the episode, the experts discuss how AI can make us better professionals and even better people.
Migrating to the Public Cloud...so, What’s the Big Deal?
This episode features a keynote from ISS 2019 by Grant Asplund from Check Point Software “Migrating to the Public Cloud...so, What’s the Big Deal?”. The presentation is both enlightening and entertaining while examining the many factors an organization should consider when migrating to the Public Cloud.
Programmatic Advertising Explained
I have three guests on the show this week. Jon Hull, Head of Resourcing Delivery at Nationwide Building Society and Ben Gledhill, Head of TA at Yodel will be sharing their experiences as practitioners. I'm also joined by Rob Prince from Talent Nexus who will be acting as our programmatic expert and helping to demystify what is fast becoming a significant area of talent attraction.
Transforming Customer Experiences with Personalization
Jody Bhagat president of the Americas for award-winning financial services personalization agency, Personetics, discuss the importance and process of delivering hyper-personalized experiences, across all channels, as part of digital transformation.
Cassandra ClareProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam interviews YA Queen Cassandra Clare! They discuss her new Shadowhunter novel Chain of Gold, her research into Edwardian England, and they have a long conversation about tattoos. Her friend (and previous PBN guest) Holly Black naturally comes up as well.
March's Biggest BooksProfessional Book Nerds
Spring has... just kidding, it's dark and dreary here in Nerd land but thankfully March is jampacked with a ton of amazing new books to keep us company while we wait for the sun to come out. Listen in to hear the new books coming out this month that we're most excited about.
Sonic the Hedgehog, The Pedestrian, & Graphene Battery TechGenXGrownup
Who says we can’t talk about serious topics every now and again? Well, we do. But in this episode, we have a discussion about some cutting-edge technology! But we quickly slip back into form and talk about some great video games and other media we are (hopefully) enjoying!
Roger Meyers: A Lifestyle of Contentment
Roger Meyers has been a long time employee of Lehman’s and even before working at Lehman’s he was truly living the Lehman’s lifestyle. Grown up a farm boy this country loving guy is still raising animals, making and baking from scratch and just enjoying every aspect of this life he’s built.
Shannon Watts and Casey Weinstein: The Dangers of Fighting for Gun SafetyBurn the Boats
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, and Casey Weinstein, state representative for Ohio’s District 37, talk about gun safety and the intimidation they have received for standing up for what they believe.
Elizabeth LittleProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam interviews mystery author Elizabeth Little in Philadelphia about her new novel Pretty as a Picture. They breakdown the storytelling aspects of writing a murder mystery, surprising herself as a writer, and they have a lengthy discussion about their favorite films.
I've been producing this podcast for five years, and I have to say that my guest in this episode, Balaji Ganapathy, is one of the most insightful people I've ever had on the show. Balaji is Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Head of Workforce Effectiveness at Tata Consultancy Services, a company with 450,000 employees.
Boys and Sex: How To Change the Toxic Locker Room BanterYour Teen with Sue and Steph
From the condemnation of dozens of high-profile men in the media, to conflicting messages about consent and pleasure in today's hyper-accessible world of pornography, the lives of teenage boys are more complicated than ever.
Together We Read U.S. with Pat SimmonsProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam interviews Pat Simmons, the Together We Read digital book club selected author about her latest novel, Lean on Me. Pat has written 30+ novels and her latest is available to U.S. library cardholders with no waitlists or holds on Libby. Adam and Pat talk about the life of a caregiver, trying to care for parents who are sick, and take a deep dive into genealogy!
Steve Sansweet Blows Up The Death Star!
The history of Star Wars is forever immortalized at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, CA, home to Steve Sansweet’s Guinness World Record largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Steve joins us to give us an update on a cool auction of Death Star art to benefit the museum and more.
How to Get Started with Marketing AI—Specifically with Content and Email
In this episode, Paul Roetzer interviews Loren McDonald, Program Director, Marketing Research at Acoustic (formerly IBM Watson Marketing) and Mike Kaput, Director of the Marketing AI Institute. He chats with the two AI experts about how to use AI to optimize email and content programs for success.
Backtrack: Record ClubsGenXGrownup
8 CDs for a penny?! This must be too good to be true. I mean, who would fall for such an obvious bait and switch? Well apparently, by 1975, over 3 million suckers were on the hook for buying a set number of full price records over the next year and it just kept growing.
Special Guest: Nina Turner7 Minute Stories
Nina Turner is a former Ohio State Senator and the current Co-Chair of the 2020 Bernie Sanders Campaign. In 2016, I interviewed Nina and our conversation has stuck with me. It was emotional, authentic and refreshing. This guest episode features 7 “very real” minutes from our talk.
Doug and Stacy: A Day on The Homestead
As we working on getting you more details for Doug and Stacy's return to Lehman's for A Day on the Homestead on April 18, 2020, tune in to this rerun from Doug and Stacy’s visit in 2018. We hope you’ll come visit Lehman’s in April to talk with them in person about all the exciting things they are up to now.
Star Trek: Picard, Just Watch, & The CouncilGenXGrownup
George finds a way to help navigate the complicated world of video streaming, Jon raves about the latest incarnation from the world of Star Trek, and Mo discovers a game that’s a little different than other stuff out there. As usual, all this and much more!
The Rise Of Talent Intelligence
My guest this week is Marlieke Pols, Talent Intelligence analyst at Philips. Marklieke recently authored a whitepaper that Phillips has published aimed at helping employers better appreciate the immense value of talent intelligence as a critical part of any talent acquisition strategy.
Dr. Marc Gillinov: Heart Health, Chocolate, and WineUp2
Dr Marc Gillinov is the chairman of Heart Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, ranked #1 in the U.S. for more than 20 straight years. Considered by many to be the most sought-after heart surgeon in the world, today's guest is the epitome of humble.
Rumored Trevorrow Ep IX Script & The Rise Of Skywalker Call-In Show
We're taking listener calls about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, breaking down one of the rumored Colin Trevorrow/Derek Connelly Episode IX scripts, talking about # ReleaseTheJJCut, and reviewing the present and past of Star Wars at The Oscars.
Mary Beth Bruggeman: Inclusion, Leadership, and ServiceBurn the Boats
ary Beth Bruggeman, the president of The Mission Continues, talks about her experiences as a woman in the Marine Corps, about the responsibility of teaching military leadership in wartime, and about the work TMC does to harness the energy and skills of veterans to work on social issues in their communities.
All that Jazz - Books set in the 1920sProfessional Book Nerds
We've entered the 2020s so we thought it'd be fun to take a look at some wonderful books set a hundred years ago in the famed Roaring 20s. We're talking flapper girls, prohibition New York, Old Hollywood, lost libraries, and so much more!
Cyber Incident Response and Business
This episode features an interview with Tom Hardin from the Franciscan Alliance with host Rob Nettgen. The conversation discusses the correlation between “Cyber Incident Response and Business” and the importance of preparing for Cyber Incidents within an organization.
Bernie Moreno: The Delusional OptimistUp2
As an adult, Bernie Moreno risked everything to purchase an underperforming car dealership, eventually having over 15 car dealerships under ownership. Having achieved immense success in the retail car market, he has now turned his attention to the emerging technology of blockchain.
Decade Top Tens
The boys cover items this week from Indeed-owned ClickIQ and Monster's BetterThing. Better who? Exactly. And, as if that wasn't enough, Chad & Cheese discuss their Top Tens from the decade. Balls will drop on this first show of 2020. Enjoy, and make Sovren, JobAdx and Canvas your New Year's resolution.
Looking Back on Looking Forward 2019GenXGrownup
For this show, we’ve scoured every episode from the past year to find anything we were looking forward to that sort of dropped off the radar and we didn’t talk about it again. What happened? Did we see/do that thing? If yes, was it worth looking forward to?
RFR LIVE: Skywalker Rises In Ohio
We gathered on opening day for STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, December 20th, in downtown Cleveland to commemorate the end of an era at Kennedys Cabaret in the famous Playhouse Square for a special live episode of RFR, featuring insights and analysis of the finale to the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: First Review OPENING NIGHT
RFR gathered with listeners and friends in downtown Cleveland to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER on opening night. We gathered immediately following the first public screening to share our fresh and raw opinions, emotions, criticisms, reactions, and occasional confusion, with a live “studio audience."
A Christmas Story With No Author7 Minute Stories
Every Christmas Eve, I listen to a beautiful story recited and made famous by radio legend Paul Harvey. It’s called “The Man & the Birds”, and ironically, nobody has been able to find the original author. This holiday season, I’d like to read it to you…
Adam Frankel: Healing Family Trauma through HonestyBurn the Boats
Adam Frankel, former speechwriter for President Obama and author of a new memoir, The Survivors, talks about generational trauma - from his grandparents’ experiences in the Holocaust to his mother’s struggles with mental illness and a revelation about Adam’s own identity - and the importance of honesty in his family’s healing process.
The Rise of Skywalker, The End of an Era
In our last weekly show before the release of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we review the media hype surrounding it with audio highlights from cast and crew interviews, talk show appearances, and media junkets. We hear from J.J. Abrams, Chris Terrio, Daisy Ridley, and more.
Dear SantaEvergreen Cheer
Producer, Julie Fink (a.k.a. Big Jingles) conducts a live broadcast from the North Pole with two of Santa’s top Christmas elves (Dave Douglas & Brigid Coyne) as they read some colorful, imaginative (and often hostile) letters to Santa Claus written by real children from all over the world.
Crowded Gets Acquired
The Shred is a bite-sized bit of recruitment news to help make sure you’re in-the-know, even if you’re on-the-go. The Shred is brought to you by Recruitology -- Recruitology brings artificial intelligence - that's AI kids - to job posting and distribution for employers large and small.
Joe Sestak: Individual Rights and the Common GoodBurn the Boats
Joe Sestak, retired 3-star Admiral in the US Navy and former candidate for Democratic presidential nominee, talks about the similarities between the Navy and the campaign trail, about his daughter’s illness inspiring him to run for office, and about a pilot under his command who chose to defy his orders.
Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney Talks to GhostProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam interviews Kate Racculia, author of the award-winning Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts. They chat about Edgar Allan Poe, Kate's many exceptional past jobs, her experience working in a library and so much more wonderful nerdery. Take a listen!
Gina Ortiz Jones: Overcoming Barriers to Serve Her CountryBurn the Boats
Gina Ortiz Jones, Air Force veteran and Congressional candidate in Texas’s 23rd district, talks about the tough decision her mother made to immigrate here from the Philippines and about the challenges of being an LGBT service member under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as well as her difficult race to represent her district.
Control Systems – A New Cyber Security Paradigm
This episode of the Information Security Podcast features an interview with Joe Weiss, Managing Partner of Applied Control Solutions by host Rob Nettgen (@Robert_Nettgen). The conversation examines the inter-relationship between controls systems and cyber security.
Kathy Harrison: Being a “Prepper” but not for Zombies
Kathy and her husband along with their seven children own a small hobby farm. They raise bees, have an orchard and grow organic vegetables. They also raise a few pigs and chickens. She has written two books on family preparedness for Story Publishing...
Mikie Sherrill: Challenging Authority and Reaching Across the AisleBurn the Boats
Mikie Sherrill, former navy pilot and federal prosecutor and current Congresswoman from New Jersey, discusses the challenges of pushing back against leadership and reaching across the aisle to do what she believes is best for her district and the country.
New RISE OF SKYWALKER Footage/"I Am C-3PO" Highlights
With less than a month until THE RISE OF SKYWALKER opens, we look at some of the latest Episode IX headlines including a review of the new "social media" trailer featuring new footage and excerpts from a recent Kathleen Kennedy Rolling Stone interview on the future of the franchise and her role within it.
Meet Lisa Linke - Actor, Improvisor, Producer, and Entrepreneur
Lisa Linke opens up about her new podcast and her journey thus far. We learn about her shift from the corporate world to becoming a creative artist full-time. We discover the ways this has shaped her view and ideas of creating her best work.
Holly Black, author of The Queen of NothingProfessional Book Nerds
This week, the final book in Holly Black's wildly popular "Folk of the Air" series, The Queen of Nothing, came out and Holly stopped by to chat! Adam and Holly get into the creation of the world of Elfhame, the relationship between Jude and Cardan, and so much more.
Michael Gerson: Faith, Friendship, and Empathy in Today’s Political ClimateBurn the Boats
George W. Bush's former presidential speechwriter, Michael Gerson, talks to Ken about his dissension from the Republican party, about the role of faith in motivating his decision to speak out, and about where he thinks our country is headed.
Tom Gill of the Urban Community School
Tom Gill saw a gaping need in his community. Filling it meant stepping on some toes. Gill, 36, has led the Urban Community School on the near West Side for two years, providing education to many students who come from low-income households and lack access to health services.
Cyber Security Issues and Cloud Migration
This episode of the Information Security Podcast features an interview with Bob Kalka @bobkalka from IBM @IBM with host Rob Nettgen (@Robert_Nettgen). The conversation examines the definition of Cyber Security and its relationship with and how it is impacted by an organization’s migration to the Cloud.
AI and the VoiceFirst Revolution
To get a perspective on the future of voice, we reached out to Brian Roemmele to discuss his vision of a highly personalized AI assistant that will keep data secure, while connecting to the outside world on an as needed basis to simplify a consumer's daily interactions.
Books for Aspiring Writers: Surviving and Thriving during #NaNoWriMoProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Jill and Adam dive into National Novel Writing Month, how they're approaching this monumental task, and offer up loads of books to help you get through #NaNoWriMo. Need help? We've got your back.
Interview with Actress, Producer, and Founder Lisa Durupt
Lisa Durupt has taken her art and dance background to new heights in the world of film and television over the years. Now, she is a network favorite on the Hallmark Channel and has spread her wings as producer and Founder of Tricities Film Studio.
A Sit Down with Adam McArthur, Founder of Booth & Bus Co.
Adam brings wit and fun to his candid conversation of balancing an acting career, including doing voiceover for Disney’s Star vs. Forces of Evil, Netflix’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the gaming world in Final Fantasy along with running a business.
Backtrack: GenXGrownUp's Top Ten '70s Horror FilmsGenXGrownup
In honor of Halloween, after much infighting and only the smallest amounts of bloodshed, we have come up with our top ten list of favorite horror movies of the 1970s! And if anyone asks about what happened to Jon... George and Mo were playing cards all night and have no idea...
Michelle Visser: Cooking Up Something Sweet…With Maple Syrup!
Tune in to meet and learn from Michelle Visser. Author of the new book Sweet Maple (out now!) was was at Lehman’s to talk about how she has cut out refined sugar completely and is now exclusively baking with…yup, you guessed it, maple syrup.
Michael Connelly LIVE!Professional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam sits down for a live interview with Michael Connelly, creator of the legendary and wildly popular Harry Bosch series of books. His latest book, The Night Fire is out now and reconnects Bosch and Ballard and will keep you guessing until the very end.
Gemini Man, John Wick Hex, & Logitech Artemis HeadphonesGenXGrownup
This week, some headphones that Mo and George don’t think are as cool as Jon does, Mo talks about a TV show that wasn’t on Jon and George’s radar, and George talks about a show that wasn’t on Mo or Jon’s radar! All this and much more on this week’s installment!
Elvis Duran!Professional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with Elvis Duran in front of a soldout audience to discuss his new memoir Where Do I Begin?, the future of radio, and life in general. This was such a wonderful event to be a part of and you're going to love this conversation.
The Applied Side of Attending the 2019 Information Security Summit
During this episode, Host Rob Nettgen (@Robert_Nettgen) speaks with William (Billy) Heiser, Manager, IT Security at Lincoln Electric, who explains why he plans to attend the 2019 Information Security Summit and the value and benefits he has realized from past Summits.
Daemons & Dust: The importance of His Dark MaterialsProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam breaks down why His Dark Materials his essential in society for readers of all ages. He discusses the connection to spiritualism and religion and how the origins of the story can be traced to Paradise Lost.
The Value of Attending the 2019 Information Security Summit
During this episode, Host Rob Nettgen (@Robert_Nettgen) speaks with Christopher (Chris) Ortiz, Security Engineer with MTD Products, who explains why he plans to attend the 2019 Information Security Summit and the value and benefits he has realized from past Summits.
Building One to One Digital Relationships
In this episode, world renowned bestselling author and customer experience guru Don Peppers shares his insights on what is needed to be a customer-focused leader in a digital world. He also looks back 25 years and discusses how the lessons from his first book, ‘The One to One Future’ still apply today.
What we're reading and motherhood misconceptions with Nefertiti AustinProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam & Jill discuss the books they've been enjoying recently before Adam sits down with Nefertiti Austin to talk about her book Motherhood So White. Nefertiti's book breaks down all the misconceptions about adoption and being a single parent as an African American.
October's biggest new book releases!Professional Book Nerds
Happy Spooky SZN y'all! We're breaking down the books we're most excited about that will be coming out in October. We've got horror books, memoirs, young adult, and yep more horror! There's something for everyone though, whether you love scary books or not. This might be our largest list yet.
A Futurist's View of Banking and Technology
In this episode, Brett King, bestselling author, founder of neobank Moven, and host of the weekly radio show, Breaking Banks, discusses the threat of new competition in banking, some potential solutions, and the potential for global unrest caused by the impact of automation and new technologies.
Joel Salatin: Back at Lehman’s!
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms is a farmer, author and as we like to call him “Pastor of the Pasture.” Joel had a second visit to Lehman’s this summer and we can’t help but soak in the wealth of knowledge that Joel shares with us. Tune in to hear his tips for making your homestead the most efficient it can be.
Back Issue: The Amazing Spider-Man #298-#300 (1988)Drawn & Paneled
Today’s Back Issue has Rachel and George web crawling all over the 1st appearance of everyone’s favorite Spidey foe, Venom, in The Amazing Spider-Man #298-#300! Join us as we discuss Spider-Man, MJ, Chance, Carlton Drake, and of course Venom!
Kaleb De Keyrel InterviewPit Pass Moto
At 22 years old, Kaleb De Keyrel won his debut race in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in mid-July. Unfortunately, Kaleb was seriously injured in a crash on July 27 at Thunderhill Raceway Park. He broke his femur and sacrum in the crash.
The Magic of Digital Transformation at Disney
In this episode, we talk to Doug Lipp, consultant and author of the book, “Disney U” about the importance of building a digital culture from the inside-out, leveraging training and continuous reinforcement to encourage a magical mix of modern technology and human engagement.
Tommy Gun Wizards, Roman Ritual, & Vigis #2 (feat. C. Matthew Foote)Drawn & Paneled
In this week’s episode we talk about a possible African-American Batman, the independent comic, “The Vigis”, and have an interview with its co-creator and writer C. Matthew Foote! Plus many more items in our round table discussions!
Dragon Con 2019 Day-by-Day Audio Blog Special EditionGenXGrownup
GenXGrownUp attended Dragon Con 2019 in Atlanta, GA this year and ran a fan table to recruit new listeners & subscribers. Throughout the weekend, Jon & George recorded audio segments chronicling the experience, and share those segments with you in this Special Edition episode.
Death of Video Recruiting?
Video recruiting has been touted pretty much since the dawn of the Internet. And we’re still waiting for it to be the huge success it was supposed to become. No company encapsulates this more than HireVue, who was in the news this week as the boys discuss the future of video in the recruiting game.
Contextual Data is Changing the Future of Banking
In this episode, Hossein Rahnama, CEO and Co-Founder of Toronto-based Flybits, discusses how the future of financial services will be based on the ability of institutions to use contextualized insights to enrich consumers’ daily lives inside and outside of banking.
How to Humanize Digital Experiences in Banking
In this exclusive interview, Abigail Posner, Director of Strategy for Google’s Brand Unit, discusses the importance of having an in-depth understanding of consumers in the digital space and translating these insights into personalized strategies for creative and content development.
Ghosted In LA #2, Berserker Unbound #1, Shades Of Magic #1 (feat. Sina Grace)Drawn & Paneled
Today we’re kicking things off with news about how a teacher is using comics to help educate students, DC Comics is asking people to destroy two of their most popular titles, and a massive Silver Age auction.
All Things Preserved
Just to take a step back and reflect… these conversations on our Wake Up Call podcast series are truly evergreen: everlasting in spirit and refreshingly genuine. Our team is grateful for these down to earth, thought-provoking exchanges with people from all walks of life. As this podcast has grown, it seems we’ve grown, together.
Creating Business Value with Employer Branding
It's not a magic trick. A strong employer brand doesn't just attract a better class of talent, it actually helps shape perceptions of everyone in the business. Done well, you can help people inside and outside your company see the business as more valuable than before.
Back Issue: Avengers Annual #10 (1981)Drawn & Paneled
Today’s Back Issue has the team digging in deep on everyone’s favorite power steeling mutant, Rogue, with her 1st appearance ever in The Avengers Annual #10! We talk all about Chris Claremont and the creative team behind the story as well as the characters themselves.
Kat Cho, Author of Wicked FoxProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam sits down with Kat Cho, debut YA author of the splendid and fantastical Wicked Fox! They discuss how Kat realized her story and heritage were interesting to others, how K-Dramas relate to Young Adult literature, and the power of having a positive writing group.
Make Patterns, Not Consistency
great brands are about consistency, but more about understanding the core elements within the brand experience and think of ways to re-apply them to other arts of the business. They don't try to copy, they create patterns. Which is what you need to be doing with your employer brand.
Interview with Daniel SilvaProfessional Book Nerds
Today on the podcast, Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. His new book The New Girl is out now. Daniel shares the real-life kidnapping that inspired the book and why he decided to get rid of the first 200 pages and start over.
The Orville: New Beginnings #1, Alienox #1, Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 (feat. Alberto Dearmas)Drawn & Paneled
That’s right and we’re kicking things off with news about a new female ninja turtle and some inside info on the new Joker film. Indie creator Alberto Dearmas joins us for our interview segment this week. Then we jump right into the Round Table with his book Alienox #1 followed by Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1
True Gamerz 2019 Special Edition InterviewGenXGrownup
True Gamerz Expo 2019 is the Premier Gaming and Technology Expo of Northeast Florida and takes place this year on July 19th-20th at The Schultz Center in Jacksonville, FL. George had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Jadee, one of the founders of this event for a chat about what you can expect at this year’s event.
Canto #1, Stabbity Ever After #1, Postal Deliverance #1 (feat. Wayne Hall)Drawn & Paneled
After an extended trip to the past, we’re back with news and comics! Listener feedback provides us with news on DC ending the Vertigo line. We also discuss What’s Happening with the finale of the Walking Dead comic, Sandman heading to Netflix, and our thoughts on Spider-man Far From Home.