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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 19 April 2021

Headlined Guests

Guest Occupation: Producer, director, cinematographer and published author
Guest Biography:

Parrish Smith is an award-winning producer, director, cinematographer and published author. Smith has shot more than 50 short films and numerous feature films — including commercials for clients Gillette, Kraft and L’Oreal; music videos for artists Jaheim, Ghostface and Naughty by Nature; as well as various documentaries.

Parrish's credits have aired on networks such as Netflix, BET, TV One, Bounce, MTV and Showtime. His last film, “The Scroll,” which included Bishop T.D. Jakes, Al Sharpton, Bernice King, Jesse Jackson and Marvin Sapp was acquired by UpTV and aired on Aspire and Netflix. "The Scroll" screened at more than 100 venues nationwide including film festivals, theaters and churches and has achieved major national and international success. In addition, "The Scroll" caught the eye of Kensington Publishing and was adapted into a self-help book.

Smith also directed and produced the documentary film, “THE MECCA OF COMEDY: The Rise of Standup Comedy in Washington D.C.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Former RCMP Officer and Leadership Coach
Guest Biography:

Hi (pronounced Hee) is a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer with 14 years of service across Canada. He spent time as a patrol officer, a close-protection bodyguard to the Prime Minister and a counter-terrorism officer. He is now the Director of a large campus security team and a leadership coach. He was the recipient of 2 leadership awards in 2023: The OACUSA Award of Excellence and the Canadian Security Magazine Community Leadership Award.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Politics & Government, Psychology, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Dan Harary is a longtime UFO Researcher and has experienced three UFO sightings during his life. 🌟
Guest Biography:

My guest is the author of several books, including My Paranormal Life.  Dan Harary is an entertainment industry publicist, UFO experiencer, author, and chairman of the Hollywood Disclosure Alliance. Dan is host of the weekly podcast: Live from Hollywood, It's Paranormal Tonight! Dan’s other books are: Flirting with Fame, Carrots, and After They Came. 

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Keynote Speaker, Advocate, Author
Guest Biography:

Proven Human Services Counselor with 12+ years of experience. Worked in social services, non-profit, individual & family services, military, education, and hospitality fields. Passionate about helping others who are struggling to overcome problems with health, education, aging, addiction, and other life issues. Competitive skier and cooking enthusiast. Empathetic, organized, positive attitude.

✦ Legal System
✦ Social Field
✦ Legal Assistance
✦ Child Welfare
✦ Adoption
✦ Family Law Assistance
✦ Problem Solving
✦ Communication
✦ Critical Thinking
✦ Time Management

MS Office, Google Workspace, Impact, CPS System, Extended Reach, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Blogger, WordPress, MLA Format, APA Style, LiveJournal, Dropbox

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Australian Sports Hypnosis Performance & Recovery Specialist
Guest Biography:

Dr Sue Williams DQC is a passionate horse rider, devoted mother, and proud grandmother. Beyond these roles, she is deeply committed to making a difference in people's lives through the incredible power of natural therapies.

Sue's journey into the world of holistic healing began years ago, fuelled by a desire to explore alternative approaches to health and wellness. Today, she is a multifaceted practitioner, specializing in various modalities such as Clinical Hypnotherapy, Quantum Journeys Hypnosis, NLP, life coaching, mindfulness, and more.

With a Doctorate in Quantum Counseling, Sue has dedicated herself to mastering techniques that harness the body's innate ability to heal and thrive. One aspect of Sue's practice that she is particularly excited about is bioenergetics, where she utilizes cutting-edge technology like NES Health scans and infoceuticals to assess and rebalance the body's energy systems.

Whether it's for humans, horses, dogs, or cats, her goal is to optimize well-being and vitality on all levels.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Chairman of the Open World Leadership Center
Guest Biography:

Senator Ben Nelson served two-terms in the United States Senate representing the State of Nebraska from 2001-2013. During his tenure, he earned a reputation as a moderate who was adept at bringing his colleagues on both sides of the aisle together to find compromises on some of the biggest issues facing the country.

Earlier in his career, Senator Nelson was Governor of Nebraska. As governor, he pledged to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas to move forward as "One Nebraska" and to create a more efficient and effective state government. In 1994, he became the first Nebraska Governor to be elected to a second term in two decades.

Senator Nelson earned a bachelor's degree in 1963, a master's degree in 1965 and a law degree in 1970 — all from the University of Nebraska. Nelson also received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nebraska College of Law and an honorary doctor of letters from the University of Nebraska in 2013.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Pianist, Composer, Songwriter
Guest Biography:

Composer Barron Ryan was recognized by Smithsonian Magazine as a Top 10 Innovator for his capacity to take inspiration from a narrative, discover its melody, and communicate a story through music.

Honey, If It Wasn’t For You is the true story of a song written by Barron Ryan and Don Feagin. Don, a professional

songwriter, wrote the words and Barron wrote the music. But this wasn’t your average collaboration. That’s because Don died in 1981—six years before Barron was even born.

Barron releases his original work without copyright. He gives it as an offering, with the hope that it will make the world a better place. When the work of writing or recording is finished, he prefers the results be enjoyed by any who might be edified by them. He made this ‘videobook’ of Honey, If It Wasn’t for You in that spirit:

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Biography:

Jack Lynch is the Senior Advisor for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. In this role, Jack continues to strengthen relationships with community leaders throughout the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue donor network service area. He is also leading the efforts on the development of the Gift of Hope training center on Chicago’s southside. Prior to becoming the Senior Advisor, Jack served as Director of Community Affairs. In this role, Jack was responsible for developing and maintaining communications that promote organ and tissue donation within selected community groups and hospitals.

He also oversaw Gift of Hope’s African-American Task Force, composed of more than 100 volunteers who coordinate donor education programs in the African-American communities throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana. Before joining Gift of Hope in 1987, then known as the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois, Jack was a manager of hospital development for Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in Hanover, N.J. Recognized as a leader in addressing organ donation and education in the African-American community, Jack was appointed by former Illinois Governor George Ryan to serve as chairman of the Illinois Department of Public Health Organ Donation Committee in 1993. He carried out this role until 2003 and currently serves on Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Organ Donation Advisory Board.

A member of numerous healthcare and donation-related organizations, he is a guest instructor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, the University of Illinois School of Public Health in Chicago and the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. In addition to speaking at numerous hospitals and organ transplant programs across the country, Jack has been frequently interviewed on minority organ and tissue donation for local, regional and national media.

Guest Occupation: ley lines expert, dowsing expert, earth energies, Secrets of Sacred Sites
Guest Biography:

My guest Maria Wheatley is a second-generation dowser who was taught by European Master Dowers, her late father, and Chinese geomants. Maria is the U.K.’s leading authority on earth energies and ley lines that were skillfully incorporated into megalithic sites. Maria runs tours to sacred sites worldwide to experience Gaia’s numerous energies. Maria is an accomplished author of many books on sacred sites, dowsing, past life astrology. She discovered the Neolithic longheaded long-lost civilization of the British Isles that had a mythical appearance and memories of them were woven into legends of the Fey. Maria has recently discovered that certain geodetic energies correspond to healing musical harmonics – the Music of the Earth that flows into sacred sites. She has studied Neolithic Britain and Bronze Age prehistory at Bath and Oxford University and works closely with Gaia’s healing energies that can help the body to heal itself. Maria is also a Druid who follows the Celtic Path, and she has also written many diploma courses and runs that offers certificated courses on holistic subjects. Maria teaches advanced dowsing techniques which are not taught anywhere else in the world. 

To learn more: and 

Maria and I and other notable presenters are speaking in September at the Portal to Ascension Glastonbury UK Conference. Tickets 

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, History, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy, Travel & Leisure
Guest Occupation: Dispatcher, and founder of The Raspy Dispatcher LLC
Guest Biography:

Ashley has been a 911 dispatcher since 2018 after experiencing the lack of information available to folks interested in this career she created The Raspy Dispatcher, an online resource for current and aspiring dispatchers.

Guest Category: Education, Courses & Training, Politics & Government, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Technology
Guest Occupation: Visionary, Speaker, Bestselling Author, Coach, Surfer, Dad
Guest Biography:

Marcel Kuhn

Website:, Unthinkable Living

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Occupation: Marcel Kuhn - Visionary I Speaker I Bestselling Author I Coach I Surfer I Dad


Catching Waves and Empowering Dreams - I am passionate about sharing two important messages with the world.

1. - Is about Surfing to an Unthinkable Life and catching your dreams.

2. - STOKED - Empower Your Children to Catch Their Dreams - guides divorced dads to build relationships with their children, while they can't be physically present, practice self-love, and empower their kids to catch their dreams. As a surfer dad, I know firsthand the challenges of balancing parenthood, personal growth, and pursuing our passions. That's why I want to help other divorced dads to overcome these obstacles and become the best version of themselves, for themselves, and for their kids.

Through my experience and teachings, I want to help divorced dads and anyone who wants to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. Join me in exploring the unthinkable, catching our dreams, and empowering the next generation to do the same. Let's ride the waves of life together and positively impact the world. 


Marcel Kuhn is a Swiss visionary speaker, author, coach, father, dreamer, and soul surfer who passionately explores the edges of his comfort zone and what it means to create an unthinkable reality through FLOW: Finding Love and Oneness Within. Marcel has spent over a decade immersed in personal development, traveling globally to work with top experts, from coaches, speakers, and trainers to spiritual healers and shamans. Through his impeccable storytelling, discoveries, and practices, Marcel guides and inspires others to connect with their dreams and do the unthinkable while creating joy and fulfillment along the way.

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Earth & Space, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Personal Development, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: co-owner U.S. Athletic Training and clinical director of Gary Guerriero P.T., P.C.
Guest Biography:

Gary Guerriero is the co-owner U.S. Athletic Training and clinical director of Gary Guerriero P.T., P.C. Prior to opening U.S.A.T.C. in 1994, Gary was head Physical Therapist for the New York Rangers from 1983-1993. Gary also worked with the New York Knicks and the New York City Ballet. At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Gary was the Head Athletic Trainer for U.S.A. Baseball and U.S.A. Track and Field. His involvement with Team U.S.A. also included time with the bobsled, luge, and alpine events at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York. In the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Gary was the physical therapist and strength coach for the Modern Pentathlon.

Since opening U.S.A.T.C., Gary has treated numerous world-class and professional athletes, Billboards Top 100 artists and performers, industry icons, and business executives. He was named one of the "55 Best Trainers" in America and #1 in New York. He has been featured most recently in the Financial Times, New York Times, Daily News, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Elle Magazine, and numerous appearances on Eye Witness News with Dr. Jay Adlersberg. Gary has been treating patients for over 35 years and has close relationships with top orthopedic surgeons across the country. He holds a degree in Physical Therapy from Downstate Medical School.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Program Director @ IRL Social Skills
Guest Biography:

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Variety
Guest Biography:

Mikkal Harris, LCPC, a Clinical Division Director, relationship and interpersonal skills coach, and the Founder and Host of “The Blue Room Podcast,” unravels the complexities of these differences that contribute to misunderstandings and tensions between partners. In this thought-provoking conversation, we aim to provide valuable insights and practical strategies for couples striving to cultivate understanding, respect, and harmony in their relationships.

Whether you're navigating the early stages of marriage or seeking to strengthen an existing partnership, this episode offers valuable perspectives and tools for fostering greater connection and intimacy amidst the inherent differences between men and women.


  • Why critiquing your husband or mate can be heard as "You're trying to be my daddy!"
  • Why it’s hard for men to learn from their wives what they should’ve learned from their fathers
  • Why we can’t learn from someone that we don’t see ourselves in, don’t identify with
  • Why rites of passage into manhood are important to having healthy relationships
  • How a lack of healthy role models sets us up for unhealthy relationships
  • How your spouse or partner are your mirror – reflecting your values, standards & generational patterns
  • Everyone has expectations for marriage but often lack the emotional skills to create their vision
  • Are you in love with a fantasy, not the reality of your spouse or mate
  • How lack of self-awareness, fantasy, unexpressed expectations, unconscious family blueprints, and making your spouse responsible for your happiness undermine and damage relationships & marriage.
  • The importance of adaptation, flexibility, negotiation & accountability to maintain connection and like-mindedness as people change over the course of a marriage.

If you don't want the same thing and aren't going the same place, then what are you doing?! Divorcing! 

Mikkal Harris, LCPC, has more than 15 years of clinical experience, is a Clinical Division Director, a relationship and interpersonal skills coach, and Trauma Trainer who brings healing to men with past trauma. He’s also a dynamic public speaker and the Founder and Host of “The Blue Room Podcast,” where he provides a space for men to heal and to be seen, while challenging them and helping them grow in all areas that matter.





Guest Occupation: Business Owner, CEO, Retired NFL Athlete,
Guest Biography:

Andrew Sendejo: From Gritty Safety to Savvy Entrepreneur.

12-year NFL veteran Andrew Sendejo transitioned seamlessly from the gridiron to the boardroom. This San Antonio native defied the odds, rising from an undrafted All-American at Rice to an NFL starter. His journey is a testament to resilience and business acumen.

On the Field: Sendejo’s work ethic propelled him from the UFL to a starting role on the Minnesota Vikings’ record-setting defense (2017).** Off the Field:** He established Dejo Capital, a thriving real estate investment firm.

A Career-Ending Concussion ignited a new passion. Sendejo co-founded BrainTree Nutrition, a research-driven brain health supplement company committed to athlete well-being. BrainTree donates to Alzheimer’s research, reflecting Sendejo’s dedication to the cause.

Beyond Business: Sendejo actively supports Rice Athletics. He secured the first team-wide NIL deal with BrainTree and mentors student-athletes. His philanthropy extends to the Andrew Sendejo Nutrition Center, providing state-of-the-art facilities for Rice athletes.

Sendejo’s entrepreneurial spirit extends to angel investing with 4th & 1 Ventures. He’s a leader both on and off the field, empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Andrew Sendejo’s story is one of grit, vision, and giving back. He’s a role model for aspiring entrepreneurs, proving that success can be built on resilience and purpose.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Games & Hobbies, Hobbies, Society and Culture, Sports & Recreation, Professional, Variety
Guest Occupation: Singer/Songwriter
Guest Biography:

Piper Hays is an Americana-soul singer/songwriter from Los Angeles.

She began her musical journey overseas while on various adventures through Africa and Europe.  Piper realized the traditional path was not for her, so she packed a backpack and her guitar and started playing on the streets of Spain, Germany, and England to survive while so far away from home.

Her music can be described as soulful Americana music, but Piper herself refers to it as “Astro-Soul” which is a mix of all her various influences including Billie Holiday & Norah Jones to Lead Belly & Led Zeppelin, Shakey Graves and Florence and the Machine and many more.

Her producer Matt Ross-Spang explains that “Piper’s music has moments of cool darkness with a real grown-up groove”. During the pandemic, Piper redirected her path from helping others through music to working directly with people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders which she has been doing for the past 4 years. She is excited to dedicate more time to music and continue helping people wherever she can.

More About Piper Hays at; Instagram: @piperhays

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter
Guest Biography:

Anika Paris is an award-winning singer/songwriter for theater, television and film. Her poems have appeared in Poetic Voices without Borders II, The Mom Egg, Extreme, Ghost Anthology, Whirlybird Anthology of Kansas City Writers and is a co-author of the book Woven Voices: Three Generations of
Puertorriquena Poets Look at Their American Lives (Scapegoat Press) which was nominated for the International Latin Poetry Award. Most recently, her poetry has been chosen to be on NASA’s Codex Polaris rocket mission to the moon in Nov 2024! Anika’s written two music educational books (Hal Leonard) and teaches at UCLA and the Grammy.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film, Variety
Guest Biography:

Lee Rossi is a winner of the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize. He is the author of five poetry books Say Anything (Plain view Press) Darwin’s Garden (Moon Tide Press, 2019), Wheelchair Samurai (Plainview Press, 2011), Ghost Diary (Terrapin Press, 2003) and Beyond Rescue (Bombshelter Press, 1992.

Individual poems have appeared in The Southwest Review, Rattle, Spillway, The Chiron Review,
The Southern Review and many other venues. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a Contributing Editor to Poetry Flash.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Entertainment, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Author, Poet
Guest Biography:

Florence Weinberger is the author of six published collections of poetry, most recently These Days of Simple Mooring, winner of the Blue Light Book Award.

Six times nominated for a Pushcart, her poetry has appeared in literary magazines, including Nimrod, Poetry East, Rattle, Baltimore Review, Calyx, The River Styx, December, North American Review, The Los Angeles Review, Shenandoah and numerous anthologies.

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film, Variety
Guest Occupation: Poet, Award-Winning Author, Founding Publisher, Editor,
Guest Biography:

Gloria Vando’s is the author of three poetry books, Promesas: Geography of the Impossible, Shadows and Supposes (Arte De Publico) and Woven Voices (Scapegoat Press) and has won numerous awards, including the Poetry Society of America’s di Castagnola Award, Latino Literary Hall of Fames: Best Poetry Book of the Year, and others. She’s founding publisher/editor of Helicon Nine, which received the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award, is a contributing editor to the North American Review, and serves on the boards of the Venice Arts Council and Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles.

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Visual Arts, Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, Society and Culture, Pop Culture, TV & Film