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Episode 35 – Tony Madalone

Happy 2018! This is the first authentic audio pod episode of the New Year and it features a conversation with entrepreneur Tony Madalone. Tony is the owner of Fresh Brewed Tees & Tready Shoes. He was on the podcast back in 2017 for a conversation during his run for mayor of the City of Cleveland.

​Now, in 2018 after an unsuccessful but memorable bid for public office, Tony and I sat down for a vibrant and raw conversation at his Fresh Brewed Tees headquarters in Cleveland.

In this episode we talk about many things including:
Cuba Gooding Jr. and his karaoke skills.
Tony’s return to the private sector, his new projects & growing his brand.
Strategies and motivation for starting your own business and living your dream.
What it’s like to run for mayor (the good, bad and ugly).
The genius of Lavar Ball.
NBA Basketball, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and who the best player in world is.

More about Tony’s company FreshBrewedTees:
https://freshbrewedtees.com/

This episode brought to you by
Cleveland Scene Magazine

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 35 – Tony Madalone

Happy 2018! This is the first authentic audio pod episode of the New Year and it features a conversation with entrepreneur Tony Madalone. Tony is the owner of Fresh Brewed Tees & Tready Shoes. He was on the podcast back in 2017 for a conversation during his run for mayor of the City of Cleveland.

​Now, in 2018 after an unsuccessful but memorable bid for public office, Tony and I sat down for a vibrant and raw conversation at his Fresh Brewed Tees headquarters in Cleveland.

In this episode we talk about many things including:
Cuba Gooding Jr. and his karaoke skills.
Tony’s return to the private sector, his new projects & growing his brand.
Strategies and motivation for starting your own business and living your dream.
What it’s like to run for mayor (the good, bad and ugly).
The genius of Lavar Ball.
NBA Basketball, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and who the best player in world is.

More about Tony’s company FreshBrewedTees:
https://freshbrewedtees.com/

This episode brought to you by
Cleveland Scene Magazine

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 34 – Mark Klaus

Happy Holidays Authentic Audio Pod listeners! This special festive episode features a conversation with Mark Klaus. Mark is an eccentric personality and the brilliant mind behind Castle Noel, the largest indoor Christmas attraction in the country. Castle Noel is located in my hometown of Medina, Ohio located about 30 minutes south of Cleveland.

Mark and I recorded this episode on location at Castle Noel and talked about his insatiable passion for Christmas, the incredible impact his family had on his life and the tragedy he overcame that eventually inspired a tribute of love to his parents and the community.

To learn more about Castle Noel or to purchase tickets visit

Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio

This episode brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 34 – Mark Klaus

Happy Holidays Authentic Audio Pod listeners! This special festive episode features a conversation with Mark Klaus. Mark is an eccentric personality and the brilliant mind behind Castle Noel, the largest indoor Christmas attraction in the country. Castle Noel is located in my hometown of Medina, Ohio located about 30 minutes south of Cleveland.

Mark and I recorded this episode on location at Castle Noel and talked about his insatiable passion for Christmas, the incredible impact his family had on his life and the tragedy he overcame that eventually inspired a tribute of love to his parents and the community.

To learn more about Castle Noel or to purchase tickets visit

Castle Noel in Medina, Ohio

This episode brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 33 – Van Jones

This episode of the Authentic Audio Podcast features a conversation With CNN’s Van Jones. Van and I sat down this past October and had a fascinating talk about politics, Trump, the 2016 election, the American Rustbelt and his latest New York Times bestselling book Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart. How We Come Together.

No matter where you stand politically, Van’s new book and this conversation is something most everybody will find common ground with.

More Authentic Audio Pod Here:
http://www.authenticaudiopodcast.com/

Purchase your copy of Beyond the Messy Truth Here:

Beyond the Messy Truth

This episode brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine, Fresh Brewed Tees & Disowned Customs

*Special Thanks to the Cuyahoga County Public Library (Parma-Snow Branch) for providing the space for this interview.

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 33 – Van Jones

This episode of the Authentic Audio Podcast features a conversation With CNN’s Van Jones. Van and I sat down this past October and had a fascinating talk about politics, Trump, the 2016 election, the American Rustbelt and his latest New York Times bestselling book Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart. How We Come Together.

No matter where you stand politically, Van’s new book and this conversation is something most everybody will find common ground with.

More Authentic Audio Pod Here:
http://www.authenticaudiopodcast.com/

Purchase your copy of Beyond the Messy Truth Here:

Beyond the Messy Truth

This episode brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine, Fresh Brewed Tees & Disowned Customs

*Special Thanks to the Cuyahoga County Public Library (Parma-Snow Branch) for providing the space for this interview.

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 32 – Christopher Johnston

This episode features a conversation with writer Christopher Johnston. Chris is a dynamic writer and journalist from the Cleveland area whose work is wide ranging. From writing about and covering human trafficking, medical miracles and serial killers, Chris has some incredible insight you’ll want to hear.

You’ll also want to hear us talk about his upcoming book which is so very timely in the light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The book titled Shattering Silences: New Approaches to Healing Survivors of Rape and Bringing Their Assailants to Justice (Skyhorse Publishing), is the first book to cover new innovative approaches and partnerships that treat sexual assault victims and shows how the people and organizations implementing these new approaches are having far-reaching impacts on helping victims heal and making it more likely that predators will be arrested and sentenced.

Also, for the purposes of this episode and since it’s produced in Cleveland, We wanted to provide the website for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (below). To learn more about the important work they are doing and if you live in Northeast Ohio and have been victimized by sexual violence please consider contacting them.

Their 24/7 support hotline is (216) 619-6192.

Pre-Order Shattering Silences:
http://skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/12906-9781510727571-shattering-silences

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center:

Home

This episode brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine
&
The City Club of Cleveland

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 32 – Christopher Johnston

This episode features a conversation with writer Christopher Johnston. Chris is a dynamic writer and journalist from the Cleveland area whose work is wide ranging. From writing about and covering human trafficking, medical miracles and serial killers, Chris has some incredible insight you’ll want to hear.

You’ll also want to hear us talk about his upcoming book which is so very timely in the light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The book titled Shattering Silences: New Approaches to Healing Survivors of Rape and Bringing Their Assailants to Justice (Skyhorse Publishing), is the first book to cover new innovative approaches and partnerships that treat sexual assault victims and shows how the people and organizations implementing these new approaches are having far-reaching impacts on helping victims heal and making it more likely that predators will be arrested and sentenced.

Also, for the purposes of this episode and since it’s produced in Cleveland, We wanted to provide the website for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (below). To learn more about the important work they are doing and if you live in Northeast Ohio and have been victimized by sexual violence please consider contacting them.

Their 24/7 support hotline is (216) 619-6192.

Pre-Order Shattering Silences:
http://skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/12906-9781510727571-shattering-silences

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center:

Home

This episode brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine
&
The City Club of Cleveland

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Episode 31 – Joey Sprinkles

This is an episode for musicians, music lovers & music nerds.

Joe Boyer aka Joey Sprinkles is a dynamic musician, songwriter and experimental punk-pop artist. Several months ago we sat down, drank some coffee and had a conversation about his love of music, his passion for punk rock and his deeper mission with music and as he tours the country as a solo-artist.

Joe, who has played in local bands based in Cleveland for over a decade, was most notably the former guitarist for the Cloud Nothings. Now, as Joey Sprinkles, he’s in the midst of a new tour and will be releasing a new album called 7” on September 29th.

This album is filled with soulful punk-pop gems and you’ll actually get a chance to listen to a couple of songs from the album during the duration of this podcast. The end of podcast features one of my favorite Joey Sprinkle’s songs: “If Only Once” in its entirety.

Connect with Joey Sprinkles and his music at

*Support the Podcast at
http://www.authenticaudiopodcast.com/support

This episode is brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine
&
The City Club of Cleveland

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce

Episode 31 – Joey Sprinkles

This is an episode for musicians, music lovers & music nerds.

Joe Boyer aka Joey Sprinkles is a dynamic musician, songwriter and experimental punk-pop artist. Several months ago we sat down, drank some coffee and had a conversation about his love of music, his passion for punk rock and his deeper mission with music and as he tours the country as a solo-artist.

Joe, who has played in local bands based in Cleveland for over a decade, was most notably the former guitarist for the Cloud Nothings. Now, as Joey Sprinkles, he’s in the midst of a new tour and will be releasing a new album called 7” on September 29th.

This album is filled with soulful punk-pop gems and you’ll actually get a chance to listen to a couple of songs from the album during the duration of this podcast. The end of podcast features one of my favorite Joey Sprinkle’s songs: “If Only Once” in its entirety.

Connect with Joey Sprinkles and his music at

*Support the Podcast at
http://www.authenticaudiopodcast.com/support

This episode is brought to you by:
Cleveland Scene Magazine
&
The City Club of Cleveland

All original music & audio production
Ken Wendt D.M.A

Graphic Design & Original Artwork
Alex Collier

Outreach & Coordination
Cori Birce