Episode 63, Glenn

July 25, 2013

EnneagramJoin us as we have another insightful conversation with our dear friend psychotherapist, Dr. Glenn Berger. This time we’re talking about greatness and what he learned during his years in the music business under the guidance of all world music producer Phil Ramone. Plus we have a survey about cabbage! What more do you need! Okay, probably a little more. How about some news, a quiz and other guests you never knew existed! And Mikie meets a coyote! Now we’re talking! Click the little play arrow to find out all about it! Was that too many exclamation points? Yeah, maybe; but maybe not!

More about the topics in this show: greatness, Phil Ramone, glands

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Episode 62, Mary

June 24, 2013

romanceEpisode Sixty-Two, Mary! Thank you for supporting all that episodic exposition! This episode we speak with romance novelist Mary Tate Engels. Author of thirty-one books and counting, she discusses the genre, how it’s changed and the writer’s life. She’s cute and cool. Plus we have a quiz! And some news! Just like always! And there’s another guest as well but his name has been smudged on the script here. You’ll just have to click in to find out who. Plus Mikie talks pets! How can you resist romance and pets? You can’t, so just click the little play arrow and love your furry friend with The Mikie Show!

More about the topics in this show: romance, RWA, twigs

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Episode 61, Stephen

April 13, 2013

piano insidesJoin us as we speak with concert pianist Stephen Cook. Along with being a wonderful player, he is bringing back the old-school piano recital (as Franz Liszt, inventor of the form, would have done it) to interact more with the audience using multimedia, art and poetry as part of his performances. Very cool. And we have a lot lot more! Lot lot means news, a quiz, a visit from an odd friend and Mikie goes to the amusement park! We sure hope it’s amusing! Just click the little play arrow to find out!

More about the topics in this show: piano, Franz Liszt, haunted house

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Episode 60, Leslye

March 22, 2013

gender-equalityFor our sixtieth (but far from the last) episode, we speak with Leslye Obiora, Ph.D., a person committed to community and women’s equality. Law professor, a former cabinet minister for The Republic of Nigeria, founder of the gender equality program at The World Bank… oh, there’s a lot more. We discuss the law and the best ways to move forward towards gender equality, especially in Africa. There’s a lot more: we have news and a quiz and another guest of, shall we say, the French derivation? Plus, Mikie goes to the beach! Don’t worry, it’s too cold, he’s fully clothed. Just click the little play arrow below to saunter the sands of solid!

More about the topics discussed in the show: LEAD, Nigeria, peanut butter sandwich

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Episode 59, Christopher

February 21, 2013

watchEpisode fifty-nine! Wait, I guess that was the Stratocaster ’59. Still, it’s fifty-nine-y time! This episode we speak with certified master watchmaker, Christopher Lucic, about his amazing craft of beauty and precision. I didn’t know that maintaining and repairing these mechanical marvels require him to manufacture the parts he needs! It’s very cool.

There’s a lot more so, buckle up, because Mikie takes a hair-raising trip with, hmm, not so fast, you’ll have to tune in to find out. And we have a quiz and news and a feathered visitor. I ask you: where else do you get a feathered visitor!

I know, so why resist, just click the play arrow below and fly to our little nest of top-notch entertainment, no feathers required!

More on topics from this show: watchmaking, Jura Mountainsdonut

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Episode 58, Carolyn

January 25, 2013

Hopi quiltWoo boy another big show comes your way! This time we speak with historian, curator, author and lecturer, Carolyn O’Bagy Davis. Credited with almost singlehandedly raising the art of quilting to archaeological, historical and academic status, she has written twelve books, many of which are about quilting and the amazing women who made them. She specializes in Hopi quilts, but has also recounted the lives of other fascinating quilt makers in American history.

There’s so much more! Yes, we have a quiz you’ll never get! And some news you’ll never get! And another guest comes by in a sneaky sort of way! I don’t get him either! And Mikie goes to the airport! What a line-up! What a lot of exclamation points!

Just click the little play arrow and enjoy twenty-eight minutes of patched together entertainment!

More on topics discussed in this show: Quilting, Hopi people, cupcakes

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Episode 57, Pete

December 7, 2012

Join us as we speak with Dr. Peter Mitchell, ace Orthopedic Surgeon, specialized in foot and ankle. You see, I had this bunion and I… nevermind. He’s a great guy and a great doctor. Plus he is one of the consulting physicians for two of the pro sports teams in Phoenix (the Diamondbacks and the Cardinals) and the Arizona Ballet as well. Mostly, though, we talk about the craft of orthopedic surgery, the latest techniques and the doctor’s life.

There’s more (we like more). Yes, we have a quiz and some local news and Mikie runs into another guest at the Natural History Museum. What could be better: a quiz, a doctor, a museum! Nothing, I say. So why not click the little play arrow and enjoy twenty-eight minutes of first-rate entertainment without anesthetic!

More on topics from this show: Orthopedic Surgery, cartilage, jelly bean

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Episode 56, Jane

November 6, 2012

Well, well, here we are again. Another episode hits the airwaves or cyber-lanes, whichever you like, we’re there for you!

We’re all the way up to episode fifty-six and it’s a good one: we speak with Jane Eppinga, writer and author and charming interviewee. Most of her books are about history; my favorite: women geographers! No joke, I love geography. Plus we discuss her book of ghost stories and La Malinche, her book about the lover of Cortez. There’s even more: news, a quiz, a secret guest and a chat by the campfire with a woodland creature! So why not click the play arrow and travel from Mexico to the desert to the dark wood of first-rate entertainment!

More on topics from this show: Society of Women Geographers, La Malinche, fins

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Episode 55, Curtis

October 13, 2012

Hi there and welcome to episode fifty-five! We love music so we are very excited to have had a chance to speak with Curtis McCrary, Executive Director and General Manager of The Rialto Theater Foundation, a non-profit music venue in Tucson. A beautiful old converted movie theater, it’s now in the top sixty venues of its size in the world.

And, we have other items like a quiz and some news and other guests that we’re afraid to talk about. So why not click that little play arrow and head down to the music hall of The Mikie Show—in your mind of course. And remember, The Mikie Show dissolves even the toughest stains!

More on topics from this show: music hall, rock music, mayonnaise

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Episode 54, Puppets Amongus

September 23, 2012

Join us as we speak with Puppets Amongus, the coolest puppeteering troupe in all the land! Yes, we get to spend time with Matthew and Sarah Cotten, the heart and soul of Puppets Amongus. Because they are both originally visual artists, they bring a unique interpretation to puppetry and puppet design. Plus they’re about to head off to the World Puppet Carnival in Kazakhstan, that’s right Kazakhstan. Why there? Well why not tune in and find out! And we get to travel down to their playhouse and talk whilst mingling with their beautiful, funny and sometimes bizarre puppets.

There’s more: we repeat all the things we always do! Like a quiz and the news and, hmm, there’s a new “other” guest that shows up for a survey. Next time remind me not to answer the door. So why not click the play arrow and travel to a world where puppets live in harmony with all of us! And don’t forget, The Mikie Show prevents cavities!

More on topics from this show: puppetry, World Puppet Carnival, yawning

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