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Celebrity maps to success, The Road Taken BROADcasts are conversations with my hereos ~ people living their dream… the paths they took to get there… the lessons learned, and the tools gathered along the way. Guests to date include: Mike Nesmith, Michael Imperioli, Anson Williams, Rob Morrow, Jim Beaver, Robert Wuhl, Wendy Liebman, Drew Nieporent, Allee Willis, Craig Bierko, Phil Rosenthal, and Tom Bergeron. Inspiration, information, motivation... and, fun. Friends going in, we laugh. A lot.

Celebrity maps to success, The Road Taken BROADcasts are conversations with my hereos ~ people living their dream… the paths they took to get there… the lessons learned, and the tools gathered along the way. Guests to date include: Mike Nesmith, Michael Imperioli, Anson Williams, Rob Morrow, Jim Beaver, Robert Wuhl, Wendy Liebman, Drew Nieporent, Allee Willis, Craig Bierko, Phil Rosenthal, and Tom Bergeron. Inspiration, information, motivation... and, fun. Friends going in, we laugh. A lot.
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Celebrity maps to success, The Road Taken BROADcasts are conversations with my hereos ~ people living their dream… the paths they took to get there… the lessons learned, and the tools gathered along the way. Guests to date include: Mike Nesmith, Michael Imperioli, Anson Williams, Rob Morrow, Jim Beaver, Robert Wuhl, Wendy Liebman, Drew Nieporent, Allee Willis, Craig Bierko, Phil Rosenthal, and Tom Bergeron. Inspiration, information, motivation... and, fun. Friends going in, we laugh. A lot.

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Korel Tunador On The Road Taken

5/17/2018
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Korel Tunador On The Road Taken by Vicki Abelson

Duration:01:31:26

Jules Galli On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

5/10/2018
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Jules Galli. What an inspiring example of talent, grace, vision, artistry, service, sensitivity, intelligence, gorgeousness–which, as stunning as he is, is far from just a handsome face... the rest of him ain't bad neither. Soulful, empathetic, passion-driven, he may truly, have it all. Opening the BROADcast with the title cut from his just dropped EP, Without Your Love, even just sitting there in a chair, Jules is riveting. Closing the show with his latest, The Beginning. Wow, just wow,...

Duration:01:17:55

Tom Bergeron On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

5/3/2018
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America's Funniest Host, Tom Bergeron, was, as always, an easy, affable, adorable, fantastical guest. Great stories from an amazing storyteller who continues to challenge himself creativity every time he picks up a mic. What other TV host is so present, in the moment, trusting of himself, and, trusted by the networks to let the funny rip, off the cuff, every single show. That would be Tom. As a 16 yr old broadcaster he tracked down Larry Fine, interviewed him, and from Larry got to Moe...

Duration:01:24:02

Paula Poundstone On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

4/26/2018
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On the road to PAULA POUNDSTONE'S house we were greeted by the sound of drums (Paula), her 15 housemates, Lucy, Desi, Bogie, and The Three Stooges benches, and, a few tech issues. And the password is... we finally got it, got online after a bit of a sweat, mine. The video is a tad compromised... oh lord let this be a bandwidth issue... but it doesn't really matter. God is she funny! "I'm a slow reader. I can read a current event and by the time I finish it's history." We talk Paula's very...

Duration:01:49:15

Paul Provenza On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

4/19/2018
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Comedy gold! Paul Provenza took us on a thrill ride through comedy from his earliest memories of stand up on Ed Sullivan, afternoon talk shows in the 60s, Klein, Carlin, to Davi, the early days of The Improv... the funniest of the funny Aristocrats, Penn, TV sitcoms, the earliest days of Comedy Central to The Green Room, Set LIst... to his current passion project, a documentary about sexual abuse which is... hysterical. Yup. Who but Paul could pull that off?!? Put it all together and this...

Duration:01:55:38

Barry Katz On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

4/12/2018
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Katzapalooza! Spectacular show with one of the most generous, gracious, informative, fun guests, ever. Barry Katz barely mentioned himself, it was all about how to help us, the listeners, still seeking. And, about others... those he respects, admires, and why he puts himself all in for those he believes in. He knows at the first handshake... hmm... wonder what he can tell from a hug. I loved every second of this. I cannot recommend spending your time here, enough. A little background since...

Duration:01:56:03

Ray Parker Jr On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

4/5/2018
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Who you gonna call… me, please. Ray Parker, Jr., swoon. I'm at a loss. Bandwidth issues, Facebook Live issues... iPhone X issues... sure gonna find out what the hell’s happening this show and last. Why the blurry, dammit?!? Mercury Retrograde?!? No problems with last Tuesday's Women Who Write, maybe we can't take the show on the road? We'll work it out! In the meantime, if you can stand the blur, Ray Parker Jr.’s conversation and underplaying throughout, are stellar. I don’t even know what...

Duration:01:02:58

Henry Jaglom On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

3/29/2018
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I don't even know where to start... Henry Jaglom has lived a life beyond my imagination. He's shared intimate relationships with Orson Welles, Jack Nicholson, Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, Natalie Wood, Georgia Brown, Tuesday Weld, Peter Bogdanovich, and those are just a few he spoke of here. Who suggested Davy Jones for The Monkees, helped edit Easy Rider, directed Orson's last filmed performance, got Nicholson, already a star, in his own first film... Henry did. Actor (Gidget, to name...

Duration:01:23:12

Syd Straw On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

3/22/2018
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On this rainy, snowy, soulstice eve, we gots what’ll warm you, @Syd Straw, singing Casually, with @Louise Palanker on back-up, moving in to talk, Jack Straw who sang 7 1/2 Cents to Doris Day in Pajama Game, to Mr. Bill Thomas, a teacher who changed Syd’s life, right here in my hood, at my kid’s High School., a mother with a spine-tingling voice, to CBGBs where we must have banged into each other at least a gazillion times, to a happenstance at The Bitter End to meet Anton Fier, and join...

Duration:01:09:14

Nancy Allen On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

3/15/2018
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If there’s a kinder, sweeter, more adorable, generous, fabulous human than Nancy Allen, I haven’t met them yet. Crazy fun talking about everything from her challenging upbringing in the Bronx, to the High School of Performing Arts, dance, a bad/lucky break, commercials, Carrie, Brian DePalma, John Travolta, Betty Buckley, Sissy Spacek, PJ Soles, Piper Laurie, 1941, Steven Spielberg, John Belushi, Tim Matheson, a scary fire, Dressed to Kill, Michael Caine, Keith Gordon, Emma Stone, to...

Duration:01:52:25

Allee Willis On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

3/8/2018
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Grammy and Tony and Emmy, oh my! Allee Willis, from the hatcheck at Catch A Rising Star to being inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame, Allee tells all, and no one tells it better. Live from Allee's Queendom of Kitsch, she talked Laura Nyro, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Cher, Carrie Fisher, Patti LaBelle, Lily Tomlin, Clive Davis, Verdine & Maurice White, Barry Manilow, Motown, Detroit, Andy Kaufman, Elayne Boosler (the nicest)... so many stories from there and here,...

Duration:01:46:35

Gary Stockdale On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

3/1/2018
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From Glendale, CA when it was a sundown town… I had no idea what that was, Gary Stockdale tells all. No African Americans, Chicanos, or Jews, oh my! Is that really possible? Guess so. With no plan B, Gary’s life and living has been all music, all the time. From $20 a night at The Comedy Store to singing at The Oscars with Mary J Blige this Sunday night, Gary, twice Emmy nominated, has spent years on the tube with Penn & Teller, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Cop Rock, where his scene’s been...

Duration:01:23:54

Doug Herzog On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

1/11/2018
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“A great visit with two friends. Vicki Abelson took us on a perfect ride through Doug Herzog​'s career. From the backstreets of Jersey to Emerson & through the glory days of MTV, Comedy Central and more at CNN, ET, Fox, USA & as our fearless leader for all the MTV Networks....Doug’s unending instinct to bring together the best producers and staff with undiscovered breakthrough talent, and brave original ideas co-created the culture and changed TV forever.” ~ Rob Barnett​, Audible, CBS...

Duration:01:19:20

Steve Postel On The Road Taken (online - Audio - Converter.com)

1/4/2018
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Steve Postell is man of music. So, we started with some. His. Other than a couple of weeks driving for a car service at 19, before starting his 2-year stint playing on Broadway (Evita with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin) Steve has earned his living doing what he loves. Sparked by Dylan. Bob. Who, unbeknownst to him, shaped the life of his 16 yr old co-art-class student. Stories... does Steve have stories... he's played with seemingly everyone. Within minutes of meeting Steve, fresh out of...

Duration:01:25:56

Eliza & Eric Roberts On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

12/28/2017
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I can’t even process how fantastical and forthcoming Eric Roberts is, how open and honest Eliza is, how much love, reverence, affection, and respect they share... how they live and work in unison within that love and respect. We got stories! Holy shit! The truths behind The Pope of Greenwich Village, “juicy,” Eric’s word ~ trudat. Bob Fosse, Mickey Rourke, The Killers, sister Julia, daughter Emma, Dr. Drew, Dr. Who... just tune in... I promise, worthy. Eric speaks to why it works, how it...

Duration:01:24:07

Ron ZImmerman On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

12/14/2017
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Wow, did we get into it with writer/producer(7th Heaven, V.I.P., Action, The Simpsons), performer, Ron Zimmerman... Cher, Jodie Foster, Ryan O'Neal, Bill Maher, Larry David, Gilbert Gottfried, The Simpsons, Mueller, Moore, Doug Jones, Al Franken, Woody Allen, the great Alan Zweibel, his presidential bid, the 10 Commandments, Joe, Biden, Obama, what it takes to make it in this town, first, you gotta be here and you gotta do the work. A lot of work. And of course, we laughed. With Louise...

Duration:01:41:30

Ed Asner On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

11/30/2017
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It's beginning to feel a lot like X-Mas. Is there anything more fun than interviewing Ed Asner in his house, surrounded by his look-a-like dog, cat, bird, daughter, granddaughter, Scott, whilst he eats pizza, drinks Ice, takes a pee break, and coughs his ass off, while singing Old Man River, schools us on history, tenacity, repeatedly curses me out, orders Louise around, and charms the pants off of us. Not quite, Matt Lauer. And, I got to sit on Santa’s lap. Sweetest grouch ever... he wore...

Duration:01:15:55

Gregory Harrison On The Road Taken

11/23/2017
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My grateful Thanksgiving offering… promise it’ll make your day even more than the stuffing. Just as I don't have a favorite kid, Samantha, I don't have a favorite show, this. Not. But, it sure is up there. Gregory Harrison, Trapper John MD, Sisters, The Middle, Logan's Run, The Harrad Experiment (you're welcome, Michael), to name very few, after going full Franken, offered up the absolutely stellar conversation, filled with jaw-dropping, amazing stories. And what a storyteller. Opened the...

Duration:01:36:56

Anthony Fedorov On The Road Taken (online - Audio - Converter.com)

11/16/2017
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We went Live with American Idol finalist, Anthony Fedorov, maybe the nicest, most evolved human I’ve had the pleasure to get to know. Anthony sees only the good, the best, in everything, and everyone. Not a negative word, not a one. Precious take-away––every suggestion is an opportunity for growth, constructive criticism (think Simon) helps construct a better person, a better artist. Humble, self-aware, comfortable in his skin, and, self-confident, in a mature, realistic, measured, true...

Duration:01:12:25

Tai Babilonia On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken

11/9/2017
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Tai Babilonia On Vicki Abelson's The Road Taken by Vicki Abelson

Duration:01:09:17

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