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50 - The art of being fabulous with Derek Warburton

10/15/2018
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Derek Warburton is the co-owner and creative director of LAPALME Magazine. He's worked as a stylist for celebrities like Beyonce, Jessica Alba and Miranda Kerr, travels across the country doing a lot of fashion-related talk show appearances, he owns his own jewelry line called Mr. Warburton and is about to launch a new magazine under the same name. Derek has also done a lot of philanthropic work in LA and across the country. So much so -- he was recently honored with the Style Ambassadorship...

Duration:01:31:15

49 - Real estate 101 with Tami Halton Pardee and Marla Tellez

10/8/2018
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Tami Halton Pardee is a self-made entrepreneur and one of the top ranked real estate brokers in Los Angeles. Her company, Halton Pardee + Partners, has done more than $3 billion in residential and commercial real estate since 2005. Tami is also a mother of four and the CEO and Founder of Life Change Warriors, a foundation aimed at helping women in need overcome their challenges and set goals for their life. She and FOX Los Angeles anchor Marla Tellez joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk...

Duration:00:57:57

48 - Norman Aladjem shares life lessons to his daughter in new book 'From Me to You'

10/1/2018
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Norman Aladjem is a successful Hollywood talent manager, producer and most recently -- author. His new book, "From Me to You: Stories about Life, Love, Family, Faith, and How to Negotiate a Bigger Allowance, is made up of letters that he wrote to his daughter, Mackenzie. She was born a month after Norman's 45th birthday. Being an older parent, Norman wanted to make sure Mackenzie and his two older step-daughters knew how he felt about various topics in life as they grow older and embark on...

Duration:00:49:34

47 - Elie Seckbach, YouTube reporter talks boxing for ESNews, Internet hate and more

9/24/2018
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If you’re a boxing fan, you’ve most likely stumbled upon one of Elie Seckbach’s videos from his YouTube channel, ESNews. His channel has nearly 331,000 subscribers, 71,000 videos and more than 617 million views to date. The Los Angeles Times recently did a feature on Elie, describing him as “quirky,” “always smiling” and that he could be “the most influential reporter in boxing today.” He’s constantly working, shooting video, editing and uploading to his YouTube channel, in addition to other...

Duration:00:53:12

46 - Dana Pollack: Former magazine photo editor turned successful bakery entrepreneur

9/17/2018
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Dana Pollack is the CEO and founder of Dana's Bakery, known for taking the traditional French macaron and putting that unique American twist on them with flavors like birthday cake, s'mores, fruity cereal, red velvet and more. But Dana wasn't always sending these delicious love bombs to people in the mail. At 30, she left her career as a photo editor at Muscle & Fitness magazine and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Education to study fine baking and the pastry arts. She says she admired...

Duration:01:04:45

45 - Andrew Rayel, world-touring DJ, producer and pride of Moldova

9/10/2018
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Andrew Rayel tours the world every weekend as a DJ and producer, known for his harmonic style of trance music -- a sub-genre of electronic dance music (EDM). ***Songs featured in the episode: ** **Andrew Rayel & Fernando Garibay feat. Jake Torrey, "Last Summer" (Armada Music) ** **Andrew Rayel, Corti Organ & Max Cameron, "New Dawn" (inHARMONY Music) ** The 26-year-old is from the country of Moldova. He studied orchestral music as a kid, and after developing an interest in EDM, he kicked off...

Duration:01:03:10

44 - Going solo with Girls' Generation superstar Tiffany Young

9/3/2018
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Tiffany Young was raised in Southern California, and at the age of 15 she was discovered by SM Entertainment—one of Korea's biggest entertainment agencies. She moved to Seoul on her own and trained to become a pop star, eventually making her debut in the popular K-pop group Girls' Generation. With her bandmates, Tiffany enjoyed a decade of number one singles, millions of album sales and more than a billion YouTube views in what some would call the most influential K-pop girl group around....

Duration:00:37:38

43 - The People Walker: Chuck McCarthy and Ary Sarbaz on walking people for a living

8/27/2018
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Imagine hiring someone to go on a walk with you around your neighborhood, and at the same time, you could study a new language, learn about the history of an area or just have an accountability partner to exercise with. That's the idea behind The People Walker, an on-demand service that lets you book people to go on walks with around Los Angeles and form new human connections. When Chuck McCarthy first moved to LA, he began working in production and eventually acting. He also started walking...

Duration:00:55:36

42 - Singer-songwriter Conrad Sewell talks 'Firestone,' musical influences and his rockstar hair

8/20/2018
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Many people first heard the soulful voice of Conrad Sewell in the massive song "Firestone" with Kygo. Since being released in late 2014, it's racked up billions of streams. The singer-songwriter, originally from Australia, also found success with his debut EP "All I Know," his Coca-Cola collaboration with the late Avicii and touring with Ed Sheeran and Maroon 5, among other things. Life on the road took a toll on his life, however. He says he was drinking a lot and it affected a previous...

Duration:00:51:11

41 - Hal Eisner, Texas cowboy to award-winning LA journalist

8/13/2018
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Hal Eisner is currently in his 36th year on television here in Los Angeles. He's a reporter at FOX 11 and also hosts a show called "FOX 11 News In Depth." The longtime broadcast journalist just won an Emmy Award for his news special taking a look at the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Hal got his start in Texas on the radio (by sending in a postcard, believe it or not). Eventually making the transition to television news, he has since covered all kinds of local and national news stories, including...

Duration:01:03:20

40 - Fact-checking in the fake news era with Snopes founder David Mikkelson

8/6/2018
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David Mikkelson started one of the first online fact checking sites known as Snopes.com. In a time before social media and the convenience of search engines, David was discussing urban legends in the Usenet newsgroup alt.folklore.urban. In 1994, he started Snopes. Originally, the website focused on his interest in researching urban legends. More than two decades later, in the era of fake news and misinformation purposely being shared online, Snopes is still fact-checking but the website has...

Duration:00:53:25

39 - Ashley Bell's 'Love & Bananas' documentary will leave you in love with elephants

7/30/2018
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Ashley Bell's documentary "Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story" will take you on an emotional journey that ends with a love of elephants. Bell is an actress you may know from films like “The Last Exorcism” and “Psychopaths,” but over the past five years, she’s worked on a passion project that she both directed and produced. In the film, she joins Thai conservationist Sangdeaun Lek Chailert on a mission to rescue a 70-year-old, partially blind elephant named Noi Na from a trekking camp and...

Duration:01:09:15

38 - Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer on the dos and don'ts of healthy skin

7/23/2018
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This episode is all about skin! Dr. Jacqueline Schaffer a board-certified medical doctor, author of "Irresistible You," and founder of Schique Skincare. While studying at Semmelweis Medical School in Hungary, her mother was diagnosed with skin cancer. After learning about the harsh chemicals in her mother's beauty products, she was inspired to create her own skin care line full of natural ingredients. Dr. Schaffer joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about her background and her decision to...

Duration:00:48:28

37 - Garagiste: Doug Minnick talks winemaking for the rule-breakers

7/16/2018
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Doug Minnick is the co-founder of the Garagiste Festivals (www.californiagaragistes.com), which bring together small, artisan winemakers and wine lovers in various cities across California. He loves wine, but not in that snobby, intimidating kind of way that the world of wine sometimes holds. "Garagiste" is a French term originally used in the Bordeaux region to criticize small-production winemakers, sometimes producing out of their garage. Think rule-breakers and renegades -- driven by...

Duration:00:53:20

36 - For the love of cars with 'Sticker Shock' appraisers Todd Wertman and Nick Smith

7/9/2018
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Todd Wertman and Nick Smith are both car buffs and are professional appraisers on the Discovery Channel show "Sticker Shock." The 13-episode show features some classic cars and asks the question: "What's my car worth?" It's a show for everyone (even those who are non-car buffs), telling the owner's story behind the vehicle. More often the not, the owner of each car has spent years and thousands of dollars restoring the vehicle -- and it holds a lot of sentimental value for each person. Todd...

Duration:00:48:02

35 - Drew Manning on purposely gaining and losing 75 pounds, keto diet and vulnerability

7/2/2018
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Drew Manning was working as a personal trainer when he purposely gained and lost 75 pounds in order to gain a better perspective on the struggles of his clients. He has since become a New York Times bestselling author and hosted the A&E show "Fit To Fat To Fit," which follows other personal trainers from across the country as the undergo a similar experiment in which they intentionally gain weight -- and then lose it alongside their clients. Drew has also become very knowledgeable about the...

Duration:01:02:40

34 - Photographer Francesco Mastalia captures inner light of world-renowned yogis

6/25/2018
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Francesco Mastalia is a photographer who takes portraits of people using an old and beautiful photographic technique from the 1850s, called the wet plate collodion process. The photographs are taken on glass plates, and Mastalia uses a large format wooden camera and antique brass lens. The glass plates are hand coated to produce images that are each individually unique -- yet possess an ethereal-like quality in all. For his new book "Yoga: The Secret of Life," Mastalia met and photographed...

Duration:01:07:14

33 - Tony McEwing: (Almost) tax attorney turned LA news anchor of 25 years

6/18/2018
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Tony McEwing was surprised this week by Los Angeles City Council with June 13th being proclaimed "Tony McEwing Day." He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary on Los Angeles television at FOX 11, and there were a lot of surprises for him. Tony says he doesn't really like all of the attention on himself, but is very grateful and appreciative for all of the love. He joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about his early days in Chicago, what made him switch from law school to a news man, his...

Duration:00:33:42

32 - Saving Carter with Jen and Samir Sarkar

6/11/2018
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Jen and Samir Sarkar are the loving parents to 6-year-old Carter and 8-year-old Sophia. Their son, Carter, was diagnosed with a fatal disease called Sanfillipo syndrome, which is sometimes referred to as childhood Alzheimer's. It's a progressive brain disorder in young children -- caused by a missing enzyme. Carter’s parents say as the disease progresses, he will eventually lose the ability to talk, swallow and walk. He will develop seizures, suffer severe dementia and eventually pass away....

Duration:00:40:30

31 - Tracy Pattin, host of 'The Wonderland Murders' by Hollywood & Crime

6/4/2018
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If you're drawn to true crime shows and podcasts, you may have heard the voice of Tracy Pattin. She is the host and co-producer of the popular Hollywood & Crime podcast by Wondery, which delves into the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short (aka The Black Dahlia) in 1947, as well as the murder of more than a dozen other women who died in similar circumstances around the same time. Most recently, Tracy's new six-part series called "The Wonderland Murders" skyrocketed to No. 1 on Apple Podcasts...

Duration:01:10:55