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 Good
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 Country
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 Aisle
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 Climate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Child's Play, GoCube, & Mutant Year ZeroGenXGrownup
In this episode George puts his foot down and goes old school, Mo finds a video game that pushes all the right buttons, and Jon continues to defend his statement that “there is no such thing as a bad puppet movie!” Of course we talk about a whole lot of other stuff too!
Guest Storyteller: Van Jones7 Minute Stories
For this special 4th of July episode, I’d like to share a 7 minute segment from an interview I did with Van Jones in 2017. I thought it was compelling because the crux of our conversation still speaks to the current state of division we find ourselves in as Americans.
Back Issue: New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract ConclusionDrawn & Paneled
Your patience has paid off! We have finally made it to the main event, New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. We dive deep into Tales of the New Teen Titans #42, 43, 44 and Annual #3. George fills in the gaps on all of the Titan’s history.
Geek Debates at Infinity Con Tallahassee 2019 Special EditionGenXGrownup
Who’s the best Doctor? Han Solo or Mal Reynolds? Great debates! Along with Nerd Lunch, Fire & Water, and Drawn & Paneled, GenXGrownUp co-hosted a podcast panel at Infinity Con Tallahassee, 2019. We recorded this lively show on Geek Debates in front of a live audience.
Back Issue: New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract PrequelsDrawn & Paneled
Yeah, we know this episode was supposed to be about The Judas Contract but George decided he wanted to talk about two key issues that set the stage for the story. That means today we’re talking about New Teen Titans Issues #2 & #34.
All About Audiobooks!Professional Book Nerds
Get your headphones ready because today Jill and I are offering up a big pile of audiobook recommendations! A cool new update in Libby that just came out lets you enjoy your audiobooks through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so it's perfect timing! Enjoy!
Cadwell Turnbull, Author of The LessonProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats with Cadwell Turnbull about his novel The Lesson, which comes out June 18th. This story about an advanced race of aliens coming to The U.S. Virgin Islands explore colonialism and the history of an oft-overlooked part of the world.
A Dangerous Stalker: Debbie’s Promise to Her Sister PeggyBecause I Said I Would
This is the story of big sister's love for her little sister. Peggy's boyfriend started acting strange and the whole family was worried. Her older sister Debbie saw the red flags. They were impossible to miss. Stretching from Ohio to New Mexico to California, the actions of a deranged man would impact the lives of everyone who surrounded Peggy.
Interview with Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner!Professional Book Nerds
Today's interview is one Jill did with the immensely popular author, Jennifer Weiner about her new book MRS EVERYTHING. The book covers multiple decades and the pair discuss Jennifer's research process, the idea of "chick lit" and how Jennifer's mom inspired this book.
Telling the Story of a Podcast Start-up
We’re helping to tell the story of each company’s history and growth through the creation of office art. In the case of David Moss and Paige Koteles of Evergreen Podcasts, we’ve been with them from the beginning to the extent we’ve become a touchstone in their company story. “We’ve made Artmill’s product a part of our culture and how we celebrate our creative programming.”
Is Your Next Marketing Win A Branded Podcast?
There are now roughly more than half a million podcasts to choose from, according to one estimate, though experts say we’re still in the early days of the boom, thanks to the explosion of smart speakers and enhancements to discoverability. For companies looking to articulate a brand story and connect with audiences, a branded podcast is a compelling solution.
Embracing the Gift of FailureYour Teen with Sue and Steph
Sue and Stephanie are thrilled to be sharing their first episode of Your Teen with Sue and Steph! They share the origins of Your Teen Media, share some of their most meaningful "a-ha" moments as parents, and are joined by friend of the show Jessica Lahey, author of "The Gift of Failure."
Ali Benjamin, National Book Award finalist and International bestselling authorProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats with Ali Benjamin about her latest novel, The Next Great Paulie Fink. The book is all about how storytelling can shape an individual, how we experience stories, and how we relate them to others.
Guest Storyteller: Shannon Cason7 Minute Stories
This episode features the first official guest to the 7ms Podcast. During this 7 minute segment I talk with fellow storyteller Shannon Cason. We dive into Shannon’s creative process, what inspires some of his stories and something we hope the storytelling art form can adopt in future.
Wolverine: The Long Night #1, Excellence #1, & Last Stop On the Red Line #1Drawn & Paneled
First up in the podcast is a brief Megacon report just before we dive into What’s Happening with two upcoming comic-inspired shows, the casting rumors for Batman and Netflix’s new deal with Dark Horse comics.
Back Issue: Superman: The Man Of SteelDrawn & Paneled
Today, we discuss the 1986 mini-series; Superman: The Man of Steel from DC Comics. George, Jason & Jon reminisce about their favorite versions of Superman and then take a deep dive into the series that retold the Man of Steel’s origin in a post Crisis on Infinite Earths world.
The Pale Blue Dot7 Minute Stories
After finding out the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course, I nearly panicked. But then, after some serendipitous inspiration from the great Carl Sagan, I made a discovery I had to share with one of the most important people on earth...
Avengers Endgame, Mortal Kombat 11, & Ossii Sound GlassesGenXGrownup
Like everyone else, we hash out Avengers Endgame, but even we know there is so much more to life! Jon talks about the shows that have been renewed (or had better be), George gets mad at Jon for not watching Cobra Kai, and Mo talks about a (relatively) new superhero TV show that’s a little offbeat!
Recent Reads and How Books Helped Me Fight DepressionProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats about his recent book festival travels before discussing the books he's enjoyed recently. Then, he gets into how he overcame depression last year by focusing on stories in the books he was reading.
Downtown Cleveland’s Renaissance: Big Bets. Big Investments. Bold Leadership.Then There's Cleveland
The first episode of Then There's Cleveland features hosts Lauren and Michael asking guests Tom Yablonsky, one of Cleveland's well known underdogs Executive Director for the Historic Warehouse District and Historic Gateway District as well as and Justin Bibb, Vice President of Corporate Strategy at KeyBank who discuss some very poignant questions about Downtown Cleveland's renaissance.
Alafair BurkeProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam chats with Alafair Burke who was in town for a library event! They discuss her latest thriller The Better Sister, how she uses tension from the criminal justice system to up the stakes for family dramas, and what it's like getting to work with Mary Higgins Clark.
Chill with the return of our Summer Reading ProgramProfessional Book Nerds
On today's episode, Adam returns from LA to chat with Christina about the upcoming OverDrive Summer Reading Program! She breaks down the awesome collection available to our school and library partners and then dives into the titles she's most excited about.
There Were Never Such Devoted Sister BooksProfessional Book Nerds
Christina and Rickie are back, this time joining Jill to discuss books featuring sisters! From going into hell to save your sister's soul to helping your sister cover up multiple murders to fighting your sister over the King of England, there's a little something for everyone in this list.
Johnny Phantasm, Little Bird, Low Road West (feat. Patrick Parnell)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome their new co-host, Jon to the show where we discuss What’s Happening with Avengers ticket sales, the new Joker trailer, Umbrella Academy’s renewal & weekly comic book reviews on the GenXGrownUp website.
Famous Father - Bridget's Last Promise to her DadBecause I Said I Would
Amongst the glitz and the glam of a childhood brimming in Hollywood royalty, Bridget - now a retired marriage, family and child counselor from Charlotte, North Carolina - gave one final nod to her family's legacy by making a promise to her Dad.
Spotlight: Cosmic Times (feat. Martin Pierro)Drawn & Paneled
Martin Pierro from Cosmic Times sits down with the Drawn & Paneled crew for our 1st Spotlight. We dig into his background, love of comics and the inspiration for creating Cosmic Times. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about Cosmic Times!
Unikorn, Assassin Nation, Obliv18n (feat. Don Handfield)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome film and comic creator Don Handfield to the show where we discuss what’s happening with the Disney/Fox merger, Marvel auctioning off props and where to start if you’re new to comics. In the round table, we cover Don’s book Unikorn, Assassin Nation, and Obliv18n. Finally, we give our top picks for March 27th, 2019.
Evergreen Podcasts Partners with GenXGrownUp and Drawn and Paneled
Founded in 2017, GenXGrownUp is a content creation organization dedicated to celebrating the nostalgia of growing up in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s. The content is focused on media, games, tech, toys, comics, and pop culture of yesterday and today through the eyes of Generation X'ers who refuse to grow up.
Evergreen Podcasts Partners With Your Teen Media to Launch Parenting Podcast
Founded in 2007, Your Teen is the leading source for parents seeking the highest quality parenting information and advice about raising teenagers. Friends and co-founders, Sue Borison and Stephanie Silverman, are the hosts of the new Your Teen with Sue and Steph podcast.
Evergreen Podcasts Partners with Downtown Cleveland Alliance to Launch Then There's Cleveland
Evergreen Podcasts (Evergreen), a Cleveland, Ohio-based podcast publisher, is proud to announce a partnership with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA). This is Evergreen’s first Cleveland-centric podcast. The DCA is a not-for-profit organization committed to making Downtown Cleveland the most compelling place to live, work and play.
Back Issue: Batman Year One (feat. Joel Rodriguez)Drawn & Paneled
The guys welcome comic creator Joel Rodriguez from Metal Ninja Studios back to the show to talk about Batman Year One. The guys dig deep discussing diary writing styles, corrupt cops, rookie vigilantes and more while marveling at the fantastic artwork. Check the show notes for all the ways to find out more about Joel’s book, Dusk County Chronicles!