Life Changes Show, 05/09/2022
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy
Bandleader and Multi-Instrumentalist, Richárd Bernard – Ep701
This Episode Features Performance Guest, Bandleader and Multi-Instrumentalist, Richárd Bernard; and Interview Guest, Entrepreneur, Author, Public Speaker, Athlete, Philanthropist, and Author of “Cycle of Lives,” David Richman on The LIFE CHANGES Show, Titled “Insight Into the Human Experience in Dealing with Trauma”
Interview Guest: DAVID RICHMAN; and Performance Guest: RICHÁRD BERNARD
David is an author, public speaker, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. His first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their emotional journeys with cancer.
He continues to do Ironman triathlons and recently completed a solo 4,700-mile bike ride.
More about Cycle of Lives
Raising funds and awareness for cancer research and care while sharing stories of emotion and inspiration.
WHAT CYCLE OF LIVES PRESENTS:
• 15 REAL STORIES OF TRIALS AND TRIUMPH WITH VICTORY AND DEFEAT: Many books only share one perspective; however, David’s book provides cancer stories told from 15 different perspectives, allowing readers to examine a wide range of experiences, events, emotions, backgrounds, and viewpoints. This array of human experiences will help readers to grow in empathy and better understand how issues like suicide, abandonment, loss, survivor guilt, abuse, fertility, and more, affect the way people deal with the traumas that shape their lives, cancer, or otherwise.
• LIFE WISDOM WITHIN EACH PAGE: Readers of Cycle of Lives will be better equipped to deal with trauma, be there for the people around them, and feel more supported in starting hard conversations.
100% of the net proceeds from the book are donated to the cancer-focused charities as chosen by the book participants
Bandleader, actor and multi-instrumentalist Richárd Bernard is seen frequently in whimsical commercials playing Contra Bass Balalaika, Bouzouki, Sitar, Concertina or other exotic instruments.
He is known for his work on films Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Iron Man, Oscar-winner The Artist, Love Affair, TV shows The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls, Monk and many more.
When not leading his Klezmer-fusion band The OY!Stars, he has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and been seen by millions as the Orchestra Conductor in United Airlines commercials.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Richárd began playing music professionally in rural Georgia at age 13, his first gig being backing up strippers in the district now represented by Marjorie Taylor Greene. By 15 he was on the road playing lead Guitar for Jerry Lee Lewis and other Sun Records Rockabilly pioneers. At age 20 after earning a BFA in Theatre from University of Georgia, he moved to Atlanta where he wrote and performed songs for theatre and bands, including a “Black consciousness raising theater” of which he was a founding member along with Samuel L. Jackson (Richárd generally acting the villainous white roles).
Performing in shows by Sid & Marty Krofft led to relocating to Los Angeles where he was a regular on NBC’s Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters for two seasons while simultaneously leading his trio in downtown L.A.’s Bonaventure Hotel. Session work for films and major artists followed, as did performing in concert with Blue Man Group, Marvin Hamlisch, Theodore Bikel and many others. Along the way, Richárd has written hundreds of songs, authored TV animation scripts for Hanna Barbara and Filmation, brought the creations of Jim Henson to life in major films, and played Mandolin, Tenor Banjo and Classical Guitar for Geffen Playhouse’s Klezmer Musical production Schlemiel the First.
His several international, Rock, and Folk music bands are regularly seen performing around Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Richárd gives seminars in Ethnomusicology for students at California State University and University of Southern California, and is active in performing for Holocaust survivor groups.
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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.