Life Changes Show, December 7, 2020

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
How the Space Frontier Can Benefit Humanity with Robert C Jacobson and musical guest Phill Fest

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“How the Space Frontier Can Benefit Humanity,” with Guest, Multi-Faceted Entrepreneur, Accomplished Space Industry Enabler, Advocate, Investor, and Author, Robert C. Jacobson; and Musical Guest, Singer / Songwriter, Guitarist / Vocalist, Phill Fest, on The LIFE CHANGES Show #610

Guest: ROBERT C. JACOBSON; and Musical Guest: PHILL FEST

Guest, Robert C Jacobson

Guest Name: 
Robert C Jacobson
Robert C Jacobson
Guest Occupation: 
Entrepreneur and accomplished space industry enabler, advocate, and investor
Guest Biography: 


Robert C. Jacobson is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and accomplished space industry enabler, advocate, and investor. Jacobson is the founder of Space Advisors, a strategic and financial consulting firm for space startups.

His decade-plus of professional experience in NewSpace includes roles at Arch Mission Foundation, where he notably worked to initiate the first Solar Library (the payload famously launched in Elon Musk’s Tesla in 2018), and Space Angels (formerly Space Angels Network), the world’s first space-focused angel investment group. Jacobson is a graduate of University of Southern California and California Institute of the Arts. 

Guest, Phill Fest

Guest Name: 
Phill Fest
Phill Fest
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
Performing Artist, guitarist, vocalist
Guest Biography: 


Phill Fest is a natural born talent, making his performances a fun and exciting experience. With 35 years of professional stage experience, being onstage is like being at home. Phill Fest is one of Florida’s (including Tampa Bay & South Florida) most in-demand guitarist/vocalists.

Whether performing as a solo, duo, trio or full ensemble, the audience is always captivated and left wanting more. Often asked to emcee an event, in English and Portuguese, speaking to a crowd/audience always flows with comfort and ease.

Phill Fest’s background and training give his musicality a unique twist uncommon for his generation.Phill was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Brazilian parents, and currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. Phill grew up in a musical family. His father was a recording artist and his mother a composer and music instructor. Phill was exposed to Brazilian and American Jazz right from the start. “I remember hangin’ with Sergio Mendes backstage many times as a kid.” His father, Manfredo Fest, was the Keyboardist and Music Director for Bossa Rio, the opening act for Brasil ’66 for three years.

Phill started guitar at age 16. Having already studied clarinet and violin, the ‘six string’ came easy. Phill studied at Music Tech of Minneapolis in ’89. “My training is a combination of school and self-taught techniques.”Phill performed for five years with Deeforce, an all original eclectic rock-n-roll band that won best original band of Florida ’93-’94 at the Florida Jammy Awards. During this period, the band also moonlighted as The Starliters as in ‘Joey Dee and The Starliters’, known for the hit singles Peppermint Twist and Shout. “I’ve played with the who’s-who of oldies; Bo Didley, Spencer Davis, Coasters, Drifters, to name a few.

“Phill recorded four compact discs with his father Manfredo Fest for Concord Jazz. Each of these recordings feature a composition by Phill.2009 saw the release of his CD “Smooth Edges” which garnished critical acclaim. Returning to his Brazilian Jazz roots, 2013 saw the release of “Projeto B.F.C.”, which reached 18 on the Jazz Charts,Followed by 2015’s “That’s What She Says” reaching 23

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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BBS Station 1
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