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Billy O'Connor Vietnam Veteran, retired New York City Firefighter and Frank Pace (TV producer) who has produced more than 700 episodes of network television, discuss their fascinating journeys through life with combined experience of over 140 years. Both have Co-Authored 3 Books together with the first publication of their collaboration "If These Lips Could Talk" released in September 2020. Billy and Frank take you through their vast knowledge of the world and the people they have encountere ...
 
Addiction takes many forms and knows no boundaries. Anyone is susceptible to this cunning baffling and powerful disease, even clergy. In fact, clergy are more susceptible than average because of the nature of their work. In this podcast you will hear the personal testimonies of clergy who were caught in the hell of addiction and by the grace of God found a way out. Listen to their powerful stories of what it was like while they were addiction, what happened that caused them to get free, and ...
 
Interruptions is a podcast hosted by Rev. Odell M. Cooper and Cathy Patton, two parents whose lives were Interrupted - one by gun violence and the other by autism. The hosts use their voices to Disrupt the Silence caused by inherited faith and family traditions, cultural and societal stigmas, and fear. Each episode openly addresses racial and economic disparities and the impact on mental health in communities of Black and Brown people. Their guests share personal stories about how their live ...
 
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The October 13th episode of A Mick A Mook and A Mic will feature multi-talented actress, Faith Ford. Faith is a recipient of five Emmy Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations for eleven season portrayal of reporter ‘Corky Sherwood’ on the CBS series “Murphy Brown.” She also starred in the ABC hit comedy series “Hope & Faith” with K…
 
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Pitcher, Jim Maloney, joins ‘A Mick A Mook and A Mic’ on Wednesday, October 6th. The former Reds right-hander was one of the premier pitchers in Major League Baseball during the 1960s, when he threw two no-hitters and was a two-time 20-game winner. During the 60s, Jim was one of the hardest throwers in Major League Base…
 
Perry Rogers is the CEO and founder of PRP, a sports management and corporate consulting company with a client roster including NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal, Boston Celtic Jayson Tatum and Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic. He is also an investor and part owner of HEXX Kitchen + Bar and BEER PARK, located at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas. R…
 
Colonel David Scott was the Commander of Apollo 15 Moon mission in 1971. Col Scott was the first man to drive the Lunar Rover on the Moon and is one of only four surviving astronauts to have walked on the Moon’s surface. Col Scott flew to space three times in this illustrious career. His maiden voyage was on Gemini 8 with Neil Armstrong, when he be…
 
The multi-talented Adrienne Barbeau will be featured on the September 15th podcast of A Mick A Mook and A Mic. Barbeau, a highly acclaimed actress, is also a singer and author of three books. She came to prominence in the 1970s as Broadway’s original Rizzo in the musical Grease, and as Carol Traynor in the sitcom, Maude, featuring Bea Arthur. In 19…
 
In this episode the Reverend Rich Gelson shares his personal life journey with co-dependency and how the grace of God led him to discover a new way to understand his life and some new ways to relate to those he loves. Pastor Rich is an ordained Presbyterian serving as the pastor of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, since 2015…
 
Chief Richard Picciotto is the highest ranking firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse. On September 11, 2001, FDNY Battalion Chief Richard “Pitch” Picciotto answered the call heard around the world. In minutes, he was at Ground Zero of the worst terrorist attack on American soil, as the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center began to…
 
Grant Gordon is a longtime sports writer who has written columns, features, game stories and previews on just about every sport – with a little news mixed in. In addition, Grant is an editor whose tasks involve designing, posting stories online and social media. Currently, Grant is the Digital Content Editor for NFL Media. He is the former sports e…
 
Entrepreneur and former left-handed minor league pitcher Rob “Nellie” Nelson, the inventor of Big League Chew, discusses his bubble gum company’s history and success in the marketplace with Mick and Mook in the upcoming episode of ‘A Mick A Mook and A Mic’ slated for August 18th.By Billy O'Connor and Frank Pace
 
Together, Laurel and Wendy Prieb have formed the most dynamic couple in baseball over the last 40-years. Since the 70s Laurel has served as an executive with the Twins, Brewers and now as a Vice President for Special Operations for Major League Baseball. Laurel may be the foremost authority alive today on Rod Carew.…
 
Michael Freed was Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2020. He has a wealth of experience in the courtroom and arbitrations, administrative proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution. He serves as counsel for a variety of companies, with regular involvement in personnel matters, labor relations, contract negotiations, insurance, risk analysi…
 
In this episode the Reverend Joseph Pusateri shares his personal journey with addiction and how the grace of God led him into recovery and into the ministry. Pastor Joey lives in Danville, Kentucky, with his wife, Jennifer, a PhD student at the University of Kentucky, and their two daughters, Kira and Sadie. Pastor Joey is an ordained Disciples of …
 
Upton Bell is a former National Football League executive, currently a talk show host and commentator. He is the son of former National Football League commissioner Bert Bell and Broadway actress Frances Upton. Bell was the NFL's youngest General Manager. One of his notable and lasting accomplishments as Manager with the The Patriots organization w…
 
Dwight Hicks is a former professional American football player who played safety for the Toronto Argonauts in 1978, the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1985, and for the Indianapolis Colts in 1986.Hicks was a very key player on the 49ers dynasty in the 1980s, assisting his team to two Super Bowl NFL Championship wins in Super Bowl XVI and Super Bo…
 
Matthew Biggins - CEO of Cremo Company - premium grooming products crafted with the highest standards on the market. Home of The Original Cremo Shave Cream. Matt built and helped lead company from $2.5MM to $70MM in revenue accelerating growth of flagship Shave Cream to become #1 Men's Shave Cream on Amazon. This hard work and keen marketing master…
 
Joe Regalbuto - actor and director. He is known for his role as Frank Fontana on the CBS television sitcom Murphy Brown, which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 1989. Joe shares candid insight into his lengthy career as an actor and director. Appearing on television shows such as Knots Landing Mork & Mindy and Magnum, P.I. In 1982 Joe…
 
Pastor Bohdan Vadis lives in San Diego, California. For the past several years he has been the lead pastor of Tierrasanta Lutheran Church. In this episode Pastor Bodhan shares his personal journey of addiction, becoming a Lutheran pastor, his journey of recovery, and his relationship with the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy. Bohdan was bor…
 
Chuck Tatham is a Canadian screenwriter and television producer best known for his work on Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother, and Modern Family. Chuck moved to Los Angeles in 1991 with his brother Jamie to pursue a career in writing in the film and television industry after working in the advertising business for fifteen years in Toronto.…
 
James Lesure - Actor, best known for roles on the NBC/The WB sitcom For Your Love, and NBC comedy-drama Las Vegas, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and Good Girls. James sits down with Billy and Frank to chat about his successful actor career spanning for more than 2 1/2 decades.By Billy O'Connor / Frank Pace / James Lesure / Derrec Harris
 
Pastor Ed Treat lives in Minnetrista, Minnesota, and is the founder and CEO of the Center of Addiction & Faith. He is also the host of this podcast. After 8 episodes his producer, Marshall Saunders, of the Minnesota Podcasting in St. Paul, Minnesota asked him, “When are we going to hear your story of Addiction & Grace?” In this episode Marshall Sau…
 
The Mick and The Mook interview legendary director and actor Howard Storm. Howard Storm's acting credits include The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Rhoda, and Sanford and Son, among other television series. In 1975, he began his directing career, directing episodes of Laverne & Shirley, Busting Loose, Joanie Loves Chachi, Mork & Mindy, Taxi, The Redd Foxx…
 
Enola G. Aird is an activist mother. A former corporate lawyer. She was born in the Republic of Panama, of Caribbean heritage, and attributes much of her vision and passion for the movement for emotional emancipation to stories passed down in her family about her great-grandfather, Samuel Alleyne, a loyal follower of Marcus Garvey. Enola shares the…
 
Billy and Frank chat with Doug Flynn. Doug is often referred to as "The Glue" that brought the Cincinnati Reds two world Championships. Doug played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1975 to 1985 as an infielder for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos and the Detroit Tigers. Flynn was a member of two world championshi…
 
Billy and Frank chat with Steven about his successful career as a writer, producer and actor in the entertainment industry. Steven Peterman is a television producer, screenwriter, and actor. His credits includes Square Pegs, Family Ties, Murphy Brown, Suddenly Susan, Becker, and Hannah Montana. He is an Emmy winner in the category of Primetime Emmy…
 
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Streets shares how and why he integrated Mental Health Ministries into the fabric of his church. Listen to how he selected, implemented, and executed a safe place for disciples and leadership to share their stories without judgement. The Trauma informed ministries have begun to disrupt the silence of the myths and stigmas of ment…
 
Lauren Chats with Billy and Frank about the life of a professional soccer player and more. Lauren Sesselmann - Canadian soccer defender, former forward and Olympic bronze medalist currently playing for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. She was also a member of the Canada national team from 2011 to 2015, and is also a trainer, producer and host of the fi…
 
On the Show Today @1pm Peppy Castro Peppy Castro - One of the Founding Fathers of "Blues Magoos" and Star of the Broadway Production Hit "Hair". https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PlP7v31mnkJ5UcjDVkvzQ Peppy Castro is a successful seasoned professional with great variety in his music! His fame and 1st hit record began at the age of 17 as one of the…
 
Pastor Todd Morrison lives in the Pacific Northwest and until recently was serving a non-denominational church. I recently got to know Pastor Todd after he reached out to me through a mutual colleague. After hearing his amazing story, I invited him to share it on an episode of My Story of Addiction & Grace. Todd has just released his first book ent…
 
For many persons of faith it has been our cultural to turn to God and pray to ask for relief, direction, and/or healing when we experience a traumatic life event. We have exercised the same practices when we or a family member displays unrecognizable or misunderstood behaviors. For generations, rather than seek professional guidance, we excuse thes…
 
Matthew Laurance Frank and Billy chat with Matthew Laurance. Fillm and television actor and comedian. From 1991 through 2000, he performed the recurring role of Mel Silver, father of David Silver and Erin Silver on Beverly Hills, 90210. Laurance appeared on Saturday Night Live during its sixth season. He left SNL after one season (albeit a short se…
 
In this episode of My story of Addiction & Grace Pastor Melanie Martin-Dent shares her journey of addiction & recovery. Pastor Mary Melanie is the solo pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in, Polson, Montana, where she lives with her husband pastor and her horses. Pastor Melanie is a founding member of the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Cler…
 
In the midst of police killings of innocent unarmed Black Men, meet two young black men who reconnected with God and committed to stopping generational trauma in our youths in a unique methods. Both Kirk Wesley, a lead organizer for Congregations Organized for a New CT (CONECT) and Chaz Carmon, President for "ICE The Beef" are disrupting generation…
 
Burton “Bubba” Gilliam. Co-Star of Movies like Blazing Saddles, Paper Moon & Honeymoon in Vegas. Boxer, Fireman. - Episode # 41 Frank and Billy chat with Bubba about his journey into the world of Hollywood that is truly unbelievable. It would seem that the path is pre-written for us all, as Bubba describes how he was essentially called on to partic…
 
Mitchell Haddad, Photographer of the stars. Seen here with pal baseball HOF'er Ken Griffey Jr in a light moment. YouTube and Facebook. https://youtube.com/channel/UC_PlP7v31mnkJ5UcjDVkvzQ #baseball #Hollywood #podcast #photography #celebrityBy Billy O'Connor / Frank Pace / Mitch Haddad
 
Rev. Kal Rissman is an ordained minister of the ELCA, Certified Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Hospital Chaplain, Licensed Marriage and Family Life Therapist, Nicotine Dependency Counselor and Licensed Social Worker. He currently serves as a part-time parish pastor of two Lutheran churches and is the author of the book, "Knowledge to Power: …
 
Billy and Frank chat with Grant Rosenberg. Grant Rosenberg is a novelist, screenwriter and producer who has worked on such television series as Bitten, Lost Girl, XIII-The Series, Fear Itself, Eureka, Masters of Science Fiction, Masters Of Horror, The Outer Limits, and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. Prior to moving into writing and p…
 
Mark Sweet - Hypnotherapist, comedian, magician and host - Mark Sweet has worked on more than 4000 episodes of Television spanning a career of 40+ years. Starting his career as a teenager, he has worked on some of most successful shows in Hollywood including Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond & It's Garry Shandling's Show. Check out this episo…
 
Pastor Mary is from Tacoma, WA, and shares her story with Host Pastor Ed Treat. Addiction takes many forms and knows no boundaries. Anyone is susceptible to this cunning baffling and powerful disease, even clergy. In fact, clergy are more susceptible than average because of the nature of their work. In this podcast you will hear the personal testim…
 
Brett Dos Santos talks to Billy and Frank about his journey to Director in the film industry. Brett has worked on many hit shows including Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Mayans and Lie to Me. Brett has also worked in Reality TV genre as well. Check out the segment where Brett talks about prepping a shot segment for an Episode on the TV Series Maya…
 
Frank and Billy interview Andy Strasberg. Andy recounts his fascinating and bold moves to break his way into the Major League Baseball association as well as his captivating stories of how he became Roger Maris' biggest fan. In his 22 years with the San Diego Padres, Andy Strasberg established himself as one of the sports world's most innovative ma…
 
We welcome Rev. Marcia Clinkscales as we honor and recognize Women’s History Month. She has been instrumental in educating and empowering women to thrive in careers, earn their doctorate degree and become changers of the world. Rev. Clinkscales was raised as an only child, she thought, until one day, she learned from one of her doctoral students re…
 
In this episode, we introduce you to Dori Dumas, President of NAACP New Haven Chapter. Dori shares her journey in politics and passion toward providing change in the New Haven community. Dori shares how she uses her voice and power as a the president of New Haven Chapter of NAACP to honor the legacy, history and mission of the organization. The New…
 
In this episode, we introduce you to State Senator Gary Winfield, CT State Senator-Democratic Party, Chief Deputy Majority Leader. State Senator Gary shares his journey in politics and passion toward providing change in his community. State Senator Gary shares how he uses his voice and power as a Black man who is the CT State Senator in speaking up…
 
In this episode we hear from RanDe Rogers, owner and Head Chef of Sister's Cuisine in East Harlem, NY. Learn how his mid-town Manhattan upbringing and family culture has prepared him to acquire the family restaurant in Harlem and making a strong impact in the community. Chef RanDe has continued the legacy of providing a powerful and authentic flavo…
 
Rev. Michelle Knight is a Lutheran Vicar completing her final year of seminary at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. She is a person in long-term recovery and has become an outspoken advocate in the church on the topic of addiction and raises awareness wherever she can. She shares her journey of Addiction & Grace and her hopes for the future of th…
 
Billy and Frank interview Jay Kernis about his life as a producer in television. Jay walks us through the details of his role a CBS Sunday Morning. Jay Kernis is one of the founding producers of NPR morning edition. Also Billy and Frank discuss the alternative uses of National Geographic, the importance of coaches in sports, Mick Calloway, what's w…
 
Danielle and Jensen talk with Billy and Frank about their life successes and failures. They tell stories about navigating the business of entertainment while growing up at the same time. The interview takes twists and turns from the birth of their first child together to therapy to what it's like to return to the business after a long hiatus. The c…
 
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