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Dragon Brag is about the HBO series Game of Thrones and is not interested in covering the books by George RR Martin. This is a podcast for show watchers that book readers may also enjoy. It is a part of the Blowout Podcast Network that you can find on itunes. Dragon Brag is hosted by Mike Marshall (@machinesports) and Mike Sirois (@mikesirois). If you enjoy Dragon Brag feel free to review and subscribe via itunes.
 
Learn how to podcast, get inspired, and stay motivated! Podcast Tactics is a free show featuring in-depth conversations with new, up-and-coming, and experienced podcasters. You’ll hear their origin stories and learn how they develop and grow their show. Listen, subscribe, and follow Podcast Tactics to get a good dose of inspiration and motivation while getting to know ambitious and dedicated creators. You may even discover your next favorite podcast! Join the mailing list to get new episode ...
 
Join father-son authors and paranormal adventurers Paul & Ben Eno, with their 65+ years of experience in the field, for the most refreshingly thoughtful paranormal show around since 2008. Take in their interviews with eminent experts and everyday experiencers alike (who are sometimes one and the same), along with on-location shows and panel discussions from conferences and their own case sites. Their unique and progressive theories and methods are brought to bear on everything from ghosts, U ...
 
Canadian discussions - a global retail perspective. As the world entered lockdown in March 2020, a small, diverse group of Canadian thought leaders gathered virtually to speculate, collaborate and share their insights on the waves of disruption facing retailers. "The Business of Retail” podcast emerged as an unflinching strategic alternative to the conventional discourse. Listen or watch as root causes are revealed and new paths forward for the wider retail ecosystem are explored.
 
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It is Part 1 of the Clubhouse mini-series for Excelsior Journeys, and to celebrate this audio-based app - and get the Android users acquainted with it - host & producer George Sirois welcomes voice actors Ellie Rodz and Aly Del Vee. The two share their experiences with getting into VO, discovering Clubhouse and quickly falling in love with it, coll…
 
After spending just a little bit of time in the company of Jaima Fixsen and Regina Sirois, you will feel motivated to call your BFF and gush on each other for a while. Not only are they two individual, talented authors in their own right, but as a writing duo, they become the irrefutable pen name, Audrey Blake, and they have co-authored their debut…
 
Learn how to launch and grow an inspiring podcast while keeping your day job! In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will discover how to create a podcast that puts a spotlight on creative people and shares their inspiring stories on their journey to success. Today's guest is an international best-selling author. Listen in to learn how he balances…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will get inspiring podcasting tips from a creator who is empowering his listeners to take a stand in order to create a balanced life. Be sure to join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ so you can keep learning, get inspired, and stay motivated! Please share what you got out of my conversation wit…
 
There is an escalating war of engagement by brands in an overcrowded and noisy consumer marketplace. We can’t compete without digital and we can’t afford to get it wrong. But beyond the hype, are current levels of spend sustainable? Why are so many overemphasizing acquisition over retention?By Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson
 
Launch and grow an entertaining and educational podcast with a work colleague! This episode of Podcast Tactics features a pharmacist who has created a show with a friend and colleague. Their podcast uncovers what they and their fellow pharmacists encounter in their everyday practice. Listen in for helpful podcasting tips and advice! Be sure to join…
 
Author and radio personality Dave Kane returned to the show after several years to update us on amazing phenomena having to do with his late son (youngest victim of the 'Station' nightclub fire in Rhode Island in 2003) and communications by way of the number 41. Now Dave has written another book, this one with other people's stories of the same phe…
 
Why didn't I post this episode on Monday? Because running a bookshop is a lot of work, and this girl doesn't have a producer or editor - I am doing all this podcast stuff myself. And I know you're the graceful sort who is not hemmed in by legalistic rules and dates, so I appreciate you. Today we are talking about Non Fiction, Canadian Non Fiction m…
 
Learn how to start a podcast to amplify your political ideals. Today's Podcast Tactics guest is a Constitutional Conservative who launched a show during the 2020 United States presidential election. By his own admission, his show is controversial, but many of the challenges he's ran into are common among podcast creators. Listen in to learn how he'…
 
Learn how to create a podcast that prepares students for life after graduation. Today's Podcast Tactics guest launched a show to help his fellow students bridge the gap between what they're being taught in school with what the real world needs from a marketing graduate. Listen in for great podcast tips and advice! Remember to join the mailing list …
 
Jessica Marie Baumgartner's writing can be seen all over your bookstore: in the children's section, in speculative fiction, even non-fiction in a Chicken Soup for the Soul book! And now, with her participation in the All Things Weird and Strange anthology coming out May 4, she sits down with Excelsior Journeys host & producer George Sirois to discu…
 
Paul & Ben welcomed Jim Bouck ("UFOs Above the Law") back to the show, along with his co-author on a new book, Bob Long. Imagine getting into your car and driving to a place you know. But for some reason, you end up at an unintended location. You see something unusual. Then you forget all about it. An hour or so passes. And now you don’t remember a…
 
Discover how to create short yet beautifully produced podcast episodes. Today's Podcast Tactics guest brings her experience with radio and broadcasting into the podcasting space. Listen in to find out how she crafts each episode to deliver maximum transformative impact. Remember to join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ to keep learni…
 
Launch a new podcast fast! This episode of Podcast Tactics features a guest who launched his podcast just two weeks prior to the recording of this episode, and he's already growing an audience of loyal listeners. Remember to join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ to keep learning how to podcast from other podcasters! I would love to h…
 
George and Gary wanted to get real about what might happen to the retail sector whenever we get to a point of full return, no restrictions - and what might be a very serious concern that dampens the mood of at least some the sector. On a lighter note, David wondered why the heck we are calling a potential spending surge "revenge spending" ?!?! "Wak…
 
More often than not, creative people deal with the crippling self-doubt and self-defeating voices that make up Imposter Syndrome, the belief that you are a fraud and you don't deserve your success. This week's episode of Excelsior Journeys introduces the latest adversary to Imposter Syndrome: author/teacher/communications coach Dr. Melissa Hurt. Th…
 
Today is a first for this podcaster - I get to talk with 2 Guests at the same time! It was an absolute delight to talk with Sarah Chan & Jhenifer Pabillano about their new anthology, Midlife. If we are fortunate enough to reach middle age then we also know it comes with as many victories as challenges, especially during a pandemic when so many thin…
 
Take your podcast to the next level! This episode of Podcast Tactics has tons of podcasting tips from networking, to putting systems in place, to sponsorship strategies. Today’s guest covers all of this and more! Remember to join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ to keep learning how to podcast from other podcasters! I would love to h…
 
Discover how to turn your passion for a rich and storied culture into a very popular podcast. Listen in for tips on creating a travel show that’s been taking its listeners on a journey for over 6 years. Remember to join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/ to keep learning how to podcast from other podcasters! I would love to hear what y…
 
Arrested at 16 and wrongfully convicted at 17, Jeffrey Deskovic spent 16 years in a men's maximum security prison fighting to prove his innocence. After a re-run of DNA overturned his conviction, Jeffrey went back to school to get his Bachelor's degree, then his Masters, then his law degree while founding the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice…
 
It's been awhile since we have discussed the business side of bookshop life, and since I have received a significant number of requests for more info about the booktruck and WHY I switched to a brick & mortar business instead of a mobile bookshop, this is the episode for answering ALL the questions! I also discuss the books I'm currently reading be…
 
There are few factual books written about poltergeist phenomena, though our senior co-host has written chapters in his own books on the subject. John's Fraser's "Poltergeist! A New Investigation Into Destructive Haunting " fills that void, advancing and updating Colin Wilson's work "Poltergeist!" written 38 years ago. In a fascinating discussion th…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will learn how two life-long friends have created an intriguing paranormal show. Listen in for tips on podcast promotion and strategies for getting relevant show guests. If you want to keep learning how to podcast from other podcasters, join the mailing list at https://podcasttactics.com/. I would love to hea…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will learn the secrets to successful solo podcasting! Today’s episode features solid practical advice from a seasoned podcaster who launched his show 15 years ago. Listen in and discover what it takes to solo host a very popular podcast. You’ll also find out how to avoid common pitfalls that new and experienc…
 
The TBOR team invited guest Claude Sirois, the forward-thinking former President of Retail at Canadian Shopping Centre giant Ivanhoe Cambridge, to a two-part discussion. Part 2 takes a look at what the future of “physical” for retailers, developers, and landlords might look like, including tremendous opportunities to collaborate on innovation in re…
 
More than twenty years after meeting him, host & producer George Sirois sits down with acclaimed musician Zach Comtois, who has lots of stories to tell about working with blues legend Keb' Mo', rapper Bryce Vine, and - for the full run of her Las Vegas residency - Britney Spears! Check out Zach's Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/zachcomtoi…
 
From aliens or ghosts to the djinn, electric-voice phenomena and UFO abductions, the one-and-only Anthony Peake joined us from the UK to talk about his latest book, the most comprehensive survey ever made of encounters with the Others. The 2019 book references our father-son co-hosts' work on paranormal parasites. See the video of this show.…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will learn how to launch a podcast to level up in life! Today’s guest is a film and TV actor whose podcast features conversations and stories with talented people in the show business industry. Listen in to learn how his podcast strengthens his personal and professional development. If you want more podcastin…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will learn how to create a powerful legacy podcast. What’s a “legacy podcast”? Stick around... I can’t wait for you to find out! In today’s show, you will meet a brother and sister who have created an inspiring and impactful podcast. Listen in to hear their story and learn how to create a podcast that celebra…
 
For the latest episode of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois speaks with actress Jen Eldridge - his high school Drama I, II, and III classmate from 1991-1994 - and her husband, writer / producer / director / Emmy Award-winner Carl Hansen. This creative duo have been in the film & television industry for more than 20 years now, and th…
 
How do you determine if your reading is valuable? How do you get more out of what you are already reading? How do you choose books that make you a better human? Today's chapter is all about you and your reading life, and how to make it the best it can be! Our bookstore offers audiobooks which you can listen to on your iPhone, Android device, or PC.…
 
In a rare show on mediumship, empathic medium Valerie Lofaso joined Paul & Ben today to talk about what it is and how it works. Also discussed were crossover phenomena (how to ID ghosts vs. aliens) and Bigfoot experiences, spirits vs. physical parallel worlds, and more. See the video of this show.By Paul & Ben Eno
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will discover the art and joy of podcasting. Today’s guest learned about podcasts just two years ago! Since then, she’s been hooked on podcasts, and she was driven to create her own powerful and inspiring show. In today’s show, you will meet a joyful podcaster and learn how she has created a show that motivat…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will learn how to podcast powerfully and be unstoppable, one day at a time. Today's guest is a successful and experienced podcaster who happens to be on the autism spectrum. Despite this, his passion for podcasting shines through. I can't wait for you to hear his remarkable story! In today's show, you will be…
 
The TBOR team invited guest Claude Sirois, the forward-thinking former President of Retail at Canadian Shopping Centre giant Ivanhoe Cambridge, to a two-part discussion. Part 1 reviews the deep, persistent shifts in the real estate landscape the past few years and the jarring impacts on landlords and tenants triggered by Covid responses. Part 2 in …
 
For me, it's all about Community. While we read it is a private thing between you and the book, but once you close that book, you NEED PEOPLE. Especially when the world is struggling with so many social challenges at one time, we need to find a way to connect with other humans. We are pack animals, even if we often prefer to hide out in our caves a…
 
In February of 2021, host & producer George Sirois sat down with bestselling author (and previous guest) Amy Hale on her YouTube show Creative As Hale (Best. Title. Ever.) to discuss his own journey as an international bestselling author, voice actor, audiobook narrator, and podcaster. To celebrate Episode 80, here is the complete audio from that c…
 
Covering everything from UFOs and lost loved ones to synchronicities and ancient reports of the paranormal, today's show was busy and fast-moving, with Shane Sirois, and a visit by Rick Eno. See the video of this show.By Paul & Ben Eno
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will learn how a sci-fi podcaster organically grew his show into seven popular shows. Today’s guest is a seasoned podcaster who provides his insights into creating successful shows. Plus, he gives the definitive answer to the age old question, “Did Han Solo shoot first?” In today's show, I interview a very ex…
 
In this episode of Podcast Tactics, you will learn how to create a podcast that makes a difference in people's lives, in a very deep and meaningful way. Today's guest understands the power of voice in the most profound way. I can't wait for you to hear her story. In today's show, I had the honor of interviewing Vera-Lee an extraordinary podcaster f…
 
With several film festival official selections and awards given to the dark comedy Closure, it's safe to say that actress Catia Ojeda and writer/director Alex Goldberg make a terrific team, both professionally and personally. And this week, they both sat down with host & producer George Sirois to discuss their respective Excelsior Journeys in both …
 
Hey, You! The reading life is a beautiful, solitary, peaceful thing, is it not? However, many of us encounter dilemmas that cause a tiny bit of stress or uncertainty - you are not alone! We touch on a few of those today because I am about keeping it real, we don't paint life with a rainbow sparkly brush here. We know there are bumps in the road. Si…
 
Author and renowned researcher Linda Zimmermann, based in New York's Hudson Valley, shares her groundbreaking research on a neglected subject: Animal reactions to UFOs. The discussion ranged from reactions of different species, to an alien presence in a home, to animals and other areas of the paranormal... and whether pets can be harmed by the expe…
 
Perhaps this should be titled The High Cost of Data Illiteracy in Retail. In fairness, retail is very literate about a narrow range of data: skus and sales. But how many retail leaders have a vision and roadmap behind statements such as "we are a data driven business" or have applied critical thinking to scope out a range of data needs, over time, …
 
After being accepted into more than fifteen international film festivals and winning five different awards (and counting), Minerva Vier - the writer, producer, and star of the short film "Shevolution" - sits down with host & producer George Sirois to discuss her own Excelsior Journey and tell you the first step you should take to reach your own cre…
 
Our bookstore has been open for 5 months now, and I cannot believe it. I've been caught up in this glorious whirlwind and have met the most wonderful people! Today I am sharing a conversation I had with Scott Messenger, author of Tapping the West, a book about the craft beer industry right here in Alberta. Since it has been on our shelves, Scott's …
 
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