Dondi Dahlin - Discover your Personality Type

October 21, 2016


Have you ever met someone and immediately disliked him/her? Ever wonder why your relationships are screwed up? There's a reason. Ever felt like you were in the wrong career? There's a reason, sportsfans. And Dondi Dahlin's new book will answer your questions. 

Wanna ride Space Mountain, Baby? Listen to today's episode. Carefully.

The Five Elements brings the wisdom of an ancient healing system to modern readers, helping them understand themselves--why they do what they do--better.

Dondi Dahlin shows us that we are all born with individual rhythms that go beyond the influence of our genes and upbringing. The five elements originated in ancient Chinese medicine over 2,000 years ago--when scholars theorized that the universe is composed of five forces: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal. Understanding these elements helps us stay in balance physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. By explaining the efficacy of wood, the depth of water, the joy of fire, the compassion of earth, and the wisdom of metal, this book helps people understand themselves and form lasting connections to others, answering the age-old question of why we do what we do.

Heal Your Past w/Author Michael Hider

October 20, 2016

Would you like to make perfect peace with your past, regardless of what that despicable person did to you? Regardless of that really stupid, stupid thing you did?

Contrary to conventional thinking, you can have enduring and lasting peace of mind—right now, regardless of what happened in your past. In Spiritual Healing: Making Peace with Your Past, Michael Sage Hider will instill in you the know-how to bravely face and triumphantly slay the Other People Dragon, the Me Dragon, and the Fate Dragon.

William Arntz - The (Not So) Little Book of Surprises

October 19, 2016

What the Bleep do we Know? Remember the life-changing documentary? Well, today we're chatting with its producer, William Arntz, who recently co-authored another life-changing "little" book, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises!

What is Surprise in your life but an instant opportunity for transformation? An unexpected moment that sends you careening into joy and wonder, or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness.

The (not so) Little Book of Surprises brings all that home in—of course—surprising ways! A mystical journey into consciousness, an exploration of what touches our souls, a laugh you never saw coming, and an inspiration for becoming our better selves are just some of the milestones in store for those embarking on this magical journey.

Created by William Arntz, the filmmaker who brought you What the Bleep Do We Know!?The (not so) Little Book of Surprises takes the poetry, wisdom teachings and otherworldly visions of Deirdre Hade and the exquisite images of award-winning photographer Endre Balogh into a new world of words and pictures, of revelation and delight.

Are You Generous? (Or a Greedy Pencil Neck Geek?)

October 18, 2016

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When defining yourself as generous- or not - do you restrict the meaning of the word to giving others big presents or large sums of money? The concept of generosity carries far greater meaning, one that starts with the heart. In fact, when distilled down to its earlier roots, generosity actually points to the “great soul” within us, one that finds varied ways to express itself liberally in the world. In this podcast, learn some of the finer attributes that constitute generosity. Discover also how we can see ourselves in grander and more gracious fashion, even when others around us are having trouble viewing themselves well. Expect to connect with peace, happiness and a greater measure of well being. Then, listen in as Diane Kutz shares with us what makes her happy from the inside out, too.   #Happiness #Spirituality #SelfDevelopment #Gratitude #Generosity #Peace


Is there Life after PAIN?

October 17, 2016

Jacob CramerJacob Cramer is a 16yr old high school junior from Pepper Pike, Cleveland who calls himself an ordinary teen. Jacob likes writing, traveling, baking, playing in his high school’s marching band and running cross country. but he is anything but ordinary.
This extraordinary young man runs and operates a global nonprofit organization he founded when he was 14 called, Love for the Elderly. Jacob and his volunteers have impacted over 15,000 seniors by writing them letters of hope, love and by interacting with them in seniors homes. Jacob has taken his organization beyond letters to now including 2 new programs called, Senior Buddies and Sunshine Box. Visit his website at 

Welcome Jacob..please tell us how this orgaizaiton startred for you?

Darnall Beth Darnall, PhD a Clinical Associate.Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University where she is a pain psychologist and scientist. Dr Darnall is also author of The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit © 2016 and Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain She is a past President of the Pain Society of Oregon and is current Co-Chair of the Pain Psychology Task Force at the American Academy of Pain Medicine.beth.jpg
Her NIH-funded research investigates mechanisms of pain catastrophizing and the effectiveness of a single-session pain catastrophizing treatment she developed.
Tune in to her interview…if you suffer from chronic pain, then you need to hear what she has to say, it may change your life.

Blind, and Overcoming the Odds w/Robert T. Branco

October 14, 2016

Today I, your Favorite French Canucker, go to Perkins School as we chat with Robert Branco about succeeding despite being blind. For those of you with excuses, this will kick you in the butt.

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Robert Branco is a life-long resident of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Legally blind since birth, Robert attended "sight-saving classes" in the public school system until his parents learned of the Perkins School for the Blind. Robert has self-published four books, including one chronicling his life at Perkins, two collections of essays, and a cookbook. He is currently the publisher of the online newsletter Consumer Vision Magazine, commissioner of an adult slow-pitch softball league, and the president of a bowling league for disabled persons. He also loves sharing his views on numerous issues pertaining to blindness, including legislation, discrimination, employment, adaptive technology, and myths about the visually impaired.

People have lots of questions about the blind. These include what was it like growing up without sight, how did it feel going away to a special school at the age of 12, what was it like living at Perkins School, and so much more. My life experiences have convinced me that there are many people who simply do not feel comfortable asking these kinds of questions, but who really are interested in knowing the answers.

If you, as a sighted person, have ever wondered what a blind person is capable of doing, the answer is that we're no different from the sighted. What we don't know, we are taught.

Robert T. Branco
359 Coggeshall St.
New Bedford, MA 02746

Phone: 508-994-4972

If you are interested in subscribing to Consumer Vision Magazine please contact Bob Branco at (508) 994-4972 or email

Magic, Children, and Purpose w/Jedlie

October 13, 2016

Today, on What's Your Excuse w/Max Ivey, we're naitchin' and riding space mountain with a wheelin' and dealin' kind of a guy: Jedlie!

Jedlie is one of the nation’s most exciting school show performers. He uses positive reinforcement, storytelling, illusions, comedy, music and dance to motivate audiences to make healthy choices, build safe schools, stand up for one another and to be inclusive. 

Jed Doherty, a former licensed, certified social worker, has been inspiring audiences as Jedlie since 1983. Since that time he has brought a magical message of caring and community to millions of hearts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. In addition to thousands of performances in schools, libraries and churches Jedlie has been the headline family entertainer at hundreds of great events. 

One of his most memorable accomplishments was serving as the Producer, Screenwriter and Featured Performer in “MELTDOWN!!! (The Walls That Separate)”. This internationally acclaimed disabilities awareness video was cablecast nationally and seen in classrooms around the World.
He has also successfully completed the Protecting God’s Children safety program, administered by the Archdiocese of Boston. Doherty creates his programs in collaboration with his wife, Carmen Sonia Guerrios-Doherty, M. ED., a veteran special needs teacher in the Boston Public Schools and former member of the Board of Education for the Archdiocese of Boston. The Doherty family lives in Boston and are active members of their community.

Make Dough with your Art w/ Founder Cory Huff

October 12, 2016
What's more fun than making your Art? Nothing much, to be honest, except paying them gimmicks they send in the mail called bills! 

This is a replay of an interview I did back in February 2016 with one of the most sought-after coach and teacher in the biz!

In 2009 Cory started (TAA for short) as a way teaching internet marketing to his artist friends who were asking him for help. Since then, he's helped dozens of artists go from never sold anything to now selling pieces monthly or weekly. Some of his artist friends and clients have gone on to sell their work for $20,000 or more.

He teaches artists to dispel the starving artist myth by using the Web to sell art directly to their fans. If you want to get into a gallery or museum, the marketing skills he teaches can help you do that. Building your own business online can be complimentary to a gallery business for the right artists and galleries.

Creating your Culture

October 11, 2016

Most of us absorb and assimilate into cultures that surround us, but did you know you have a role to play in creating culture, too? We don’t often think about the word, but it provides a powerful topic for anyone wishing to influence positive shift or desiring a more satisfying life experience. In this podcast, we’ll explore some of the definitions of culture. I’ll also share two of my personal stories about how I’ve been a recipient of positive culture and how I had to become a creator of one as well. Prepare to be inspired, empowered and uplifted as you imagine ways you can create culture in your world. Then, listen in to University of South Florida student Sebastian Blumberg share what makes him happy from the inside out, too.

SPECIAL! My SWEET Interview on FrankieSense and More!

October 10, 2016

cropped-DSC_1506-e1445733999398.jpgI thought it would be interesting to be on the other side of the mic for once. For those of you who don't know me, it will be an opportunity to hear my story, as I am joined by musician Damon "Daril" in the second part of the interview. We chat about my life in wrestling, what my life would have been if I had grown up in Gabon, Africa, a little bit of politics, and more...

It is an interview I did with her a couple months ago, right before I joined her on her show. :)

Hope you enjoy it! 

Hasta Luego, egg sucking dogs!

With Purpose, Passion, and Love,


MONEY Smack for Creatives and 9-5 People w/Latasha Kinnard

October 7, 2016


Latasha Kinnard is the Chief Freedom Builder at Start Young Financial Group and the #1 Amazon bestselling author of 20-Something & Rich. Tasha began her career in corporate America where she managed $100 Million Budgets and led some of the biggest brand names in the world to higher profitability. Now, Tasha uses the skills she learned in corporate America to help her clients maximize their income and effectively build for the future.After starting her investing career at the age of 19, Tasha went on to grow her portfolio in the first five years at close to 20% annually and used that money to purchase her first real estate holding.She leads by example to show her clients that no matter what your background may be, financial freedom is possible.

Going forward, Tasha plans to continue leading Millennials on their journey to achieve financial security, freedom, and abundance by promoting cutting-edge strategies that are specific to the Millennial generation.

To Contact Latasha Kinnard:
Phone: 1-858-848-7934

How to be Happy (and not a shmuck) w/ Maura Sweeney

October 6, 2016

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In this episode of What's your Excuse with Max Ivey, we chat with our co-host so that you don't turn into a shmuck in life. No seriously, Maura Sweeney shares her secrets on how to live inspired and maintain your vitality, no matter what age you are. 

Maura Sweeney is an AuthorPodcasterInternational Speaker and HuffPost blogger. Also known as "The Ambassador of Happiness," Maura guides people on the path of “Living Happy – Inside Out.”

This former corporate manager, business owner and home schooling mom stepped out of her comfort zone at midlife and invites others to join her along the way. Maura’s story of learning to dance at age 50 launched her Art of Happiness  series on Amazon and the beginning of fun, ironic and sometimes profound inspiration.

Featured in outlets like, Midlife Boulevard and Britain’s BBC, Maura can be seen around the block or around the globe searching for great people, great stories and good news to share. When not chatting about comfort zones and leadership on radio shows and podcasts, she is probably looking for another reason to laugh. @Maura4u and

Take your Vitamins, say your Prayers…and MEDITATE!

October 5, 2016

Today I, your Favorite French Canucker, go DEEP as we talk one my favorite subject, Meditation? How does it affect your creative life? Why is meditation so important and popular today? Where does it come from? 

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Dean Sluyter (pronounced "slighter") has taught natural methods of meditation since 1970. He is the author of 


several highly acclaimed books and audio programs, including Cinema Nirvana and The Zen Commandments. His latest book, Natural Meditation: A Guide to Effortless Meditative Practice, is an Amazon #1 best seller in stress management and winner of the Nautilus Book Awards Gold Medal as 2015's best book on body, mind, and spirit practices. Dean gives talks, workshops, and retreats throughout the United States and beyond, from Ivy League colleges to maximum-security prisons. He and his work have appeared frequently in national media, from National Public Radio and The New York Times to The Dr. Oz Show and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Stop Being Superficial, Be Real

October 4, 2016

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You read the title, right? No, I am not talking about the other gender here, I am talking about YOU, toward YOURSELF. Cut the BS and stop living on the surface, it's time to BE first, then Maura Sweeney says. (in a more gentle way)

In an externalized world, we often seek life everywhere but at its source: our essence! Discover some of the intriguing and powerful definitions for this little referenced word. Learn how it addresses and points to some of the intrinsic and desirable properties of who we truly are. If you’ve been looking to increase your sense of happiness and connect with your true life, tune in to this latest podcast which is all about your “be-ing” rather than your do-ing. Then, listen to Guy Djoken, director of the UNESCO Center for Peace, share what makes him happy from the inside out, too.    


Ancient Chinese Health System fuels Kindness Today!

October 3, 2016

Sportsfans,  this is your favorite French-Canucker (and Mother-Canucker, hehe)  here. Today I am co-hosting with my fellow Canucker (not French) Frankie Picasso  and we have a firecracker in da house, in the name of Gabriella Van Rij, as she is taking the Ball of Kindness and takes it on the road! Lemme tell ya. our guests today are no pencil neck geeks

Stuck? Change your Aura, Change your Life w/ Dimitri Moraitis

September 30, 2016

Dimitri Moraitis is an accomplished metaphysical teacher, healer and is co-author of Communing with the DivineKarma and ReincarnationThe Healing Power of Your Aura andChange Your Aura, Change Your Life.

Originally trained in Film/TV, Dimitri redirected his life's work early to pursue the path of metaphysics. Having worked with Barbara Y. Martin and metaphysics for 30 years, Dimitri has been instrumental in organizing the teaching material and bringing Spiritual Arts Institute to the place it is today. He is an eloquent speaker on a wide variety of spiritual topics. He has lectured across the country, appeared on numerous radio shows and teaches workshops and classes offered at the Institute with Barbara.

Coaches: Do You Smell What Marc Mawhinney Cooking?

September 29, 2016


Max Ivey, host of What's Your Excuse, and I, your favorite Canuck, chat about what it takes to a great coach! We all need one, yes, even you...stubborn creatives! 

Marc Mawhinney is on a mission to help coaches build stronger businesses!  He has a passion for entrepreneurship, having started a number of businesses in his life and growing one to 100 employees. 

After becoming a coach, he saw the struggles that coaches face while trying to build their businesses, and decided to do something about it!  He launched “Natural Born Coaches” - a podcast to help coaches grow their businesses – and also has his coaching programs and a popular Facebook group: “The Coaching Jungle”.  

Marc frequently makes media appearances and is a contributor for  You can learn more about him at!

Social Media Links:

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Keep going NO MATTER WHAT w/ Author and Podcaster Timo!

September 28, 2016

timo-headshot-2016I, Frederic Bye, your favorite French-Canucker, along with the Queen of Yellow, Vanessa Mbamarah, chat with author and podcaster Timo! Brothas and Sistas, egg sucking dogs have no power over your life!
Read his story below for a fascinating conversation:
"I have written a book called Growing Up Nobody where I talk about being raised in a dysfunctional home. My dad suffered from mental illness.  He was diagnosed with depression and paranoia.  His insecurities made our home life difficult and it was only made worse when he lost his dream job.  He became angry and bitter as his family started to fall apart and when my mom left him he fell into a downward spire and never recovered.  I was left to tend to him and his mental illness as my mom moved to California and remarried.  I was 17.  Over the next 5 years I would find myself dealing with his delusional thoughts, anger, and his declining mental state which was made worse when my mom suddenly died.  He believed that our family would once again be reunited.  I then had the task of raising my sister and taking care of my dad until he died three years after my mom.  I was 24 by the time all of these events occurred.  In between I also had my own personal failures including a marriage. 
Thankfully, I became a Christian at age 40, and this helped me to forgive the people who had hurt me as well as helping me to forgive myself. Forgiveness is the biggest part of my book.  I believe it helps people live a better life when you forgive those who hurt you.  Because of forgiveness I was able to let go of the anger I carried around for my dad and many others. 
Now days, I am a husband, father (of 3) and a business owner.  I helped develop a men's ministry at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo where I help men become better husbands and fathers and help inspire others with my story.  I host a podcast called "The Timo Show" where I interview interesting people who have a story to tell about their lives and are now helping others.  My wife and I host Bible studies, marriage classes, and have recently started to write for a site called"

Is Your Silence Golden?

September 27, 2016

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Are you choosing when to speak and when to be silent, too? In this podcast, we explore the old adage “Silence is golden” that dates back to the early Egyptians. Using a bit of observation with life scenarios common to us all, we’ll discover new ways to inject peace into our own lives and into the lives of others as well. Enjoy this inspiring self-empowerment episode that reminds you of your own power to positively influence the world around you. Then, listen in as Helena from Bosnia & Herzegovina shares with us what makes her happy from the inside out, too.   #Inspiration #Empowerment #Happiness #Spirituality

Looking into the Soul of Autism

September 26, 2016
French-Canucker Frederic Bye and Frankie Picasso chat about autism! 
Andrea Libutti, M.D., is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and spent several years in private practice treating children with autism. When her son Jack was diagnosed with autism at 20 months old, Andrea immersed herself in a variety of different healing modalities including biomedical and alternative therapies. Through this immersion, she has helped a number of children achieve far higher functionality than is typically assigned to this population, and several children were fully integrated from a social-relationship perspective.

imageHer book Awakened by Autism, published by Hay House, is a culmination of her extensive knowledge and a guide for viewing autism from a mind-body-spirit perspective. Andrea has appeared on Hay House Radio, spoken at national and regional autism conferences, and guest blogs for a variety of different websites, including the Huffington Post, Hay House’s Heal Your Life and Mind Body Green.

In 2016 Andrea started the Autism Wellness Revolution to transform the lives of children with autism and their families. The Autism Wellness Revolution is a two-part endeavor that includes an interactive online community and online workshops for parents and professionals. The free online community includes an informational website and blog, a weekly newsletter packed with tips for healing and ongoing inspiration.

Andrea’s greatest hope is to empower families to take useful action to restore their children’s physical and emotional wellbeing while embracing them with the love and acceptance they deserve.

Andrea received her medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.

Also joining Frederic and Frankie was April Roga whose son Morgan age 6 is on the autism spectrum. Morgan is nonverbal and delayed both developmentally and cognitively. April is hoping to inspire others whose child(ren) are recently diagnosed. Many parents struggle with hearing this diagnosis for their child, and she sthem to know it is not the end of the world.

Says April 
BACK STORY: We have experienced intervals of difficulty with meltdowns, head banging, and moments of physical aggression. This has been the greatest area of struggle because of the communication barriers that prevent my son from expressing what’s locked inside his mind. However, I would not change any of it because my greatest joy in having a child on the spectrum is what I have learned from him about love, happiness, and perspective. He has taught me way more about life than I could ever hope to teach him.
FRONT STORY: Me and my business partner, Roy Montero, are in the blue printing stages of our Netfriending movement for the special needs community in which we will be putting together a “people search engine” that will help bring special needs parents together to socialize via video chat and conversation platforms (aka TV 2.0) and to share much needed resources for our kids!

Cerise Patron son Alexander is a fraternal twin who today is 4 years old. His twin has developed typically, but Alex never reached his milestones on time.
By 13 months old, he was losing words, stopped eye contact, and would not answer to his name.

Say’s Cerise
Alexander started receiving Early Intervention Therapies at 14 months old, and has continued getting multiple therapies ever since.
My greatest joy has been to see how beautiful his connection to everything he actually is.
I am an inspirational singer and songwriter, and he really responds well to music, so we sing a lot together.
Music makes his eyes light up in a way that nothing else can. He inspires me to find new and creative ways to connect without words on a daily basis.
>He is beautiful, affectionate, funny, joyful, and intelligent, and he is one of my greatest teachers.

Law of Attraction, Purpose, and Business w/ Jan Moore

September 23, 2016


Frederic Bye welcomes Jan Moore who is a Spiritual Empowerment & Intuitive Success Coach/Mentor and Trainer. 

Jan Moore helps enlightened executives, entrepreneurs, coaches and healers step into their power, live their truth and fulfill their purpose so they create a thriving professional and personal life that they love. Jan is a certified professional life and executive coach/mentor and creator of the “Empower Your Life: Achieve Your Dreams” program and she's the author of 'Dream Achievers Success Kit' and 'Empowered Manifestation'.

Jan specializes in personal empowerment, providing practical life and business success strategies combined with intuitive guidance and sprinkled with spiritual/metaphysical principles.

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Visit Jan’s website,  and pick up a free copy of her Dream Achievers Success Kit.

Blogging from Paradise w/ Ryan Biddulph

September 22, 2016
Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon to help you with your most painful blogging mistakes. If you're struggling with your blog and feel overwhelmed with blogging information overload, Ryan can help you increase your blog traffic, comments and online income at Blogging From Paradise.

Former NFL Player JJ Birden on Opportunity and Success

September 21, 2016


JJ Birden was a graduate and two sports star athlete from the University of Oregon. After college, he went on to the NFL where he played nine years with such teams as the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs and the Atlanta Falcons. The bulk of his career he was with the Chiefs where he played two years with Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Montana.

JJ's hard work ethic and intensity carried over to his personal and professional life. Since leaving the NFL, JJ has owned and operated several profitable businesses in the Health and Wellness Industry. He is experienced as an entrepreneur, keynote motivational speaker, elite trainer and success coach and now a best-selling author with the release of his first book, “When Opportunity Knocks 8 Surefire Ways to Take Advantage!”  He currently lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his lovely wife Raina and their children.

This year, he's been very busy on the speaking circuit. Speaking for such companies as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Ivy Funds, Isagenix, Rise Athletics, West USA Realty and various high schools.

Have You Discovered the Beauty of You?

September 20, 2016

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Whether you realize it or not, there is a beauty that is waiting to be discovered in you. We often reduce our ideas about beauty into narrow categories that restrict our awareness and experience of beauty. But there are definitions to beauty that far exceed our imagination and beg for disclosure in and through your life. Join me in this podcast as we take a look at fuller definitions of beauty and consider how limiting our traditional senses are to perceive it. You’ll come away with an increased consciousness and expectation of what’s yet to be manifested about true and lasting beauty. Inspiration, empowerment and self-help for anyone seeking to better their own life experience and the experience of others around them. Then, listen to coach and fellow podcaster Jody Flynn as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.   #Beauty #Inspiration #Empowerment #Happiness

Night Radio-A Story of Fiction that May Imitate David’s Life?

September 19, 2016


David W. Berner is the award-winning author of three memoirs,and his first Fiction Novel- Night Radio – A LOVE STORY. Night Radio is a love letter to music and rock ‘n’ roll radio of the 1970s. It’s the story of an American boy and an American family, and of dreams just out of our reach. David W Berner is a broadcast journalist, radio reporter and news anchor for CBS Radio and teaches writing and radio docu-mentary at Columbia College Chicago. His other books include, ACCIDENTAL LESSONS, ANY ROAD WILL TAKE YOU THERE, and THERE’S A HAMSTER IN THE DASHBOARDdavidwberner-300x300


Military, Crayon Boxes, and Entrepreneurship w/ Shannon Challender

September 16, 2016


Shannon Challender's particular journey in the military, law, and finally entrepreneurship taught him the importance of overcoming challenges and setting goals for oneself. An officer at the age of 20, he learned quickly how to deal with others and most importantly overcoming challenges. During this insightful interview, Shannon goes in depth about the day the Berlin Wall came down - he was right in the middle of it -, he talks about his tough time in the military and introduces us to his latest company - Readyxo - as he is doing a Kickstarter Campaign for The Last Crayon Box You Will Ever Need.

Visually Impaired and a Visual Storyteller w/Michael Schwartz

September 15, 2016

michaelshootigMichael Schwartz is an award winning reporter with more than twenty years experience in television news and production. He’s the founder of Trailhead reductions, a video production house that focuses on serving nonprofits, NGO’s and specialists in health and wellness.

What many people do not know is that Michael is also visually impaired. The gradual and continuing loss of his eyesight did not stop him from pursuing his career as a visual storyteller, and his latest documentary film, called The Palette Project, is about Michael’s travels around the world as a visually impaired filmmaker, highlighting the accomplishments an achievements of visually impaired men, women and children around the world - people who are changing perceptions, raising expectations and making a difference.

Gypsies, India, Music, and Arts w/ Liam Rickard

September 14, 2016

Liam is a singer-songwriter from North Wales currently active in London in several music projects, primarily his solo project Worldwide Welshman which often features guest musicians under the banner Worldwide Welshman & Beyond, and the duo Liam & his Ego, a collaboration with singer-songwriter and trumpeter Paul Murray.

He is an avid world music enthusiast with a mission to promote non-English music in a world that often appears dominated by an Anglo-American culture (which is great and high-quality, but all cultures have great music & arts; English speakers are not intrinsically more creative*). In his music and as he hopes to celebrate multiculturalism & diversity, and to help promote a world in which traditional art forms and the (transformed & diversified) international mainstream can exist side by side.

Aside from being perhaps overly involved in music & culture, Liam is interested in sustainable development, innovative technology & practices, and in finding ways to live in harmony with the planet and one another. He believes that we should all do our best to benefit others in what we do in order to collectively build a better world.

Be Your Own Cookie

September 13, 2016

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If you’ve ever baked cookies with a cookie cutter, you’ll know exactly where this message is heading. In this light hearted podcast, I talk about the well-intentioned but sometimes limited paths we occupy because of our upbringing and “cookie cutter” social training. As a result, many of us leave extra cookie dough on the kitchen’s cutting room table. We’ve forgotten to cook up our life with self-expressed flavorings, spices and flair. Listen as I share a bit about zumba instructor Debbie Rivas who grew out of her own cookie cutter upbringing. Drawing upon an early but unfulfilled desire to become a teacher, she continues to grow and express her life in new and fun ways toward that end. Doing so, she’s become her own kind of cookie – a happy one. Then, listen to author Brenda Martin share what makes her happy from the inside out, too!

Why DAN AYKROYD Jumped to say YES!

September 12, 2016


Today we went DEEP! Fred chatted with the one and only Grammy-winning producer Kevin Mackie about his latest project Action Moves People United. Fred and Kevin talked making a positive difference in the music and uniting people from around the world. There is no divisiveness in the world, folks, we're all one and we must help each other out. Kevin talked about his journey and challenges as he and several other artists from around the world shared their musical talents to create the Action Moves People United CD. And at the end of the show, exclusively for the people who listen to the recorded version, we play a wonderful song: Enlighten Your Soul. This is a can't miss episode!

Hot Air, Branding, and Success w/ #1 Bestselling Author Terry Lancaster!

September 9, 2016
This is a special episode with my new Co-Host and founder of Ztallion Vanessa Mbamarah! 

Terry Lancaster is an entrepreneur, speaker, and #1 best selling author of BETTER! Self Help For The Rest Of Us. He helps salespeople and entrepreneurs build your Personal brand, find your authentic voice and tell the tale of you. He is the co-founder and VP of Making Sh!t Happen at Instant Events Automotive Advertising serving car dealers around the globe for the last two decades, most of that time, working from home in his underwear. He’s a husband of one, a father of three and spends his free time, like every other native southerner, at the ice rink, playing hockey.

Middle East, Mandarin, and Comedy w/ Actor Len Rosen

September 7, 2016

lenRosen“It’s LEN!” will have the feeling of a live reality show, while at the same time take on the form of a wholesome comedy series.  Many of these kinds of series do very well because the audience forgets they are watching a comedy while being pulled into a virtual real world.

The series seeks to educate the viewer rather than merely amuse them.  In other words, while Len gets himself into comedic situations, similar to a reality show, the viewers are not only entertained, but exposed to real life problemsthat many up and coming artists have to deal with when struggling to succeed in the industry.

The viewing audience will get to experience two siblings from two very opposite worlds struggle in a quest to find themselves and win against very thin odds within a cut throat industry that shows no mercy, especially to two individuals, who desperately need to find their way.

Can You Learn from Bad Examples?

September 6, 2016

We’ve all experienced some bad examples in life. Bad examples show up as parents, teachers, bosses and other supposedly superior personalities. Their effects often remain with us, even long after those relationships have passed! In this podcast, I share two bad examples I had in my life and how the difficulties I experienced were ultimately used for good. We’ll look into why some people we’ve expected better from flounder in their own frailties. We’ll also consider how to become beneficiaries of what we’ve learned from others’ errors. If you have struggled with bad examples in life or ever felt like a victim, this is an empowering and thought-provoking podcast. Expect it to help you move forward in life as you change your perceptions, create new intentions and make a choice for inner happiness on the subject. Then, listen in to Frederic Bye from Montreal, Canada as he shares what makes him happy from the inside out, too.   #Leadership #Empowerment #Influence #Happiness #EmotionalIntelligence

If the Crown FITS, WEAR IT!!!

September 5, 2016

Meet award winning French photographer and animal Advocate,  Sophie Gamand who is helping to change the FACE and Perception of Pit Bulls throughout the world with  her FLOWER POWERphotographs. Sophie travelled to WetDogFinal_RGB300Lshelters across the USA, photographing  over 300 Pitbulls she   adorned with her homemade flower crowns. These dogs have gone from scary to sweet in a heartbeat. Sophie also authored WET DOG, a humerous look at dogs being bathed.

sophieestherLiving and working in New York City, Sophie has be focusing her camera on dogs and our relationship with them. She has won several prestigious photography awards for her work (including a Sony World Photography Award in 2014), as well as advocacy awards for her dedication to animal rescue and adoption. Sophie’s work has been published in the press worldwide, online and in print (Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Oprah, etc) 

Meet   Nigerian Columnist, youth activist Esther Ijewere – Kalejaiye , who is the Brains behind  W.A.R,  Walk Against Rape, an advocacy initiative created to lend a voice for the victims of rape and demand justice for the estherIMG_20160416_110449perpetrator’s, which is endorsed by the Lagos State Ministry Of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. With 3 out of 4 women being the victim of Rape in Nigeria, this support allows them come forward  knowing that their perpetrators will receive stiff jail sentences. Esther also runs a very popular column in the Guardian, known asWoman of Rubies. She is the Author of Breaking the Silence, a book for young women and girls, a guide that explains which places to avoid, tells them about the law, where to go if they are raped, etc.

Discover your Purpose with author Rhys Thomas

September 2, 2016

discoverpurposeIn this life-changing book, energy medicine expert Rhys Thomas shows you how to discover your life purpose and align your decisions with your deepest self, so your life is fulfilling, productive, and full of joy. Trying to meet everyone else’s expectations about the type of role you should play—whether in your job, your family, or society—can leave you constantly striving but ultimately dissatisfied. In this inspiring book, Thomas guides you in using the Rhys Method® Life Purpose Profile System to identify your purpose and reconnect with your passions, so you can find true happiness and fulfillment.

Abundance, Health, and Miracles w/ Dr. Joe Gallenberger

August 31, 2016

aboutJoePhotoDr. Joe Gallenberger is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience as a therapist and a great interest in the universal principles of manifestation. In 1995, he began exploring psychokinesis, the ability to influence matter through non-physical means. He has achieved statistically powerful results in university laboratories and, after advancing his methods over years of study, began to teach this skill to groups that share his passion and interest in the fundamentals of manifestation.

What if We Didn’t Need Money to Live?

August 30, 2016

Do we really need money to live?

Have we substituted money for our true wealth, what American essayist Henry David Thoreau describes as the ability to fully experience life? 

The question has often piqued my curiosity. 

If money were the final arbiter to an abundant life, wouldn’t those with the largest sums of it would be legendary? They’d claim the best health and longevity; the greatest joys from personal pursuits; the happiest marriages and relationships; and the highest levels of peace and well-being.

But they don’t.

Admittedly, money is a necessary vehicle of exchange that provides us with access to clothing, shelter and transportation. Money can connect us with lots of good things, but it has hardly lived up to its reputation for delivering us true wealth.

The Creative Magic Network is Born!

August 29, 2016

The Creative Magic Network will be a combination of podcasts/radio shows from entertaining and inspiring hosts posted every week. The Creative Magic Network is for people who aspire to a creative life but is afraid to take the first step. It is for regular people who work nine-to-five, or artists and business people looking to learn something new. The aim will be to entertain, inspire, and educate.

See ya, down the road… 🙂 

With Purpose, Passion, and Love

Frederic Byé

Nigeria’s Two HEARTS OF GOLD

August 29, 2016

Vanessas-Brand-Logo-256x300Meet Vanessa Mbamarah, a Nigerian born socialpreneur who is the founder of Ztallion, a multi armed organization that is dedicated to raising up woman and children regardless of where they are from.

She is feeding street kids, helping woman learn digital services to grow their own businesses and also serves as a marketing agency for small and medium sized business’s. She started EWD Africa- Empowering Woman with DIGITAL.

Vanessa created this non-profit Humanitarian Organization out of her own pain and suffering. After losing her Mom, she looked after her siblings, and one day found herself living on the street. She has a soft spot in her heart for these street kids and last year, made sure to feed 500 of them for Christmas. While she focues on girls, street kids and orphaned kids her goal is to bridge the gap between them and the society, She calls her outreach LAC.  EWD AFrica.. stands for Empowering Woman with Digital. EWD recognizes the significant contribution to economic growth and development that woman led businesses provide, so in order to help them continue to grow, Ztallion ( operating in the Republic of Benin) has partnered with  TWAY Media in Nigeria to teach woman how to leverage digital in today’s world.

and development that woman led businesses provide, so in order to help them continue to grow, Ztallion ( operating in the Republic of Benin) has partnered with  TWAY Media in Nigeria to teach woman how to leverage digital in today’s world.

Vanessa also runs a successful marketing company that helps small and medium sized companys leverage who they are through digital services on the

Victoria Nkong is the C.E.O of  QTABY EVENTS, and as such is  a multilingual Entertainment consultant, An Events Producer, Talent Manager & Public Speaker, who has been involved in events production for over nine years. While she started out working for  a trade expo, it was her  involvement in the prestigious KORA All Africa Music Awards as a bilingual presenter, that gave her a lot of exposure in entertainment field. After that event, she  became the Personal Assistant to the KORA President and Line Producer for KORA AWARDS. In 2009, she started her own events company QTABY EVENTS and has been involved in series of high profile events within the West African Region. She produced THE HEADIES 2015, was involved in the International African Athletic Competition 2012, Bank of Africa 20th Anniversary 2012 amongst other events.

As a philanthropist, Victoria is a founding member of Jegede Paul foundation and she is on the board of trustees and has acted as the administrator of the foundation for the past three years, birthing and executing projects like the annual slum invasion, reaching out to slums and empowering slum residents through skill acquisition projects and scholarship to indigent children. Victoria is also the vissionnaire behind “Share Your Closet Charity Sales aimed at empowering widows. Victoria also runs an orphanage home and is the mother to the children at Life Fountain Orphanage

Make Perfect Peace with Your Past with Author Michael Sage Hider

August 26, 2016
Would you like to make perfect peace with your past, regardless of what that despicable person did to you? Regardless of that really stupid, stupid thing you did?

Contrary to conventional thinking, you can have enduring and lasting peace of mind—right now, regardless of what happened in your past. In Spiritual Healing: Making Peace with Your Past, Michael Sage Hider will instill in you the know-how to bravely face and triumphantly slay the Other People Dragon, the Me Dragon, and the Fate Dragon.

Michael Sage Hider obtained a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, an MA degree in Philosophy from the University of Toledo, and a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University. He also pursued studies at Ohio State University, San Jose State University, and Stanford University.

The Thriving Orphan with Entrepreneur Vanessa Mbamarah

August 24, 2016

VanessaPicOrphaned at a very delicate time of her life and being a single mother with 3 siblings to raise alone, Vanessa’s dream of becoming a pillar of support for other children and women passing through similar experiences was kindled. Her experiences taught her that life is no bed of roses but with a clear vision, determination and focus, anything is achievable.Today, Vanessa Mbamarah is the Founder/CEO of Ztallion, a platform that was born out of a need to reach out to less privileged kids and women. She also runs a social media marketing agency and training institute  through her Ztallion for Business and Ztallion Academy respectively.

She shares her success story and how she joggles it all together.-->

I CALLED HER A FRAUD-& You Won’t Believe what Happened NEXT!

August 22, 2016

What do you get when you put an indie author, songwriter and a pet entertainer in the same room with two french, Fred Bye one english, Frankie Picasso? A GREAT SHOW!~!!

donegrowedupCome and meet Mary Moroney, author of Done Growed Up, a fictional story set in the good ole south in the late 5o’s early 60’s when Jim Crow laws prevailed and southern gentility was still a THING..throw in heroin, alcohol, black/white issues and you have a WINNING NOVEL.

Romeo Crow is a family man, songwriter, musician, photography, writer, filmmaker, presenter and teacher who loves to inspire, entertain and educate people (preferably all at the same time!). Romeo_Crow_-_2015_Thumbnail_Full-300x169

LEE DAY, Pet Entertainer, Bark Mitzvah officiant and GRoomer for the STARs, joined us- she is putting on an amazing variety Show, Sept.17th  at the Metropolitan Room in NYC,  to entertain your PETS and YOU in order to raise money for Rowdy Girl Vegan Animal Sanctuary in lee-day-petertainerf-258x300Texas. She sings some rousing show tunes!! 2 Dog Biscuit minimum to get in:)

Divorce, Miracles, and Magic w/ Author Amy Van Atta Slater

August 19, 2016

Amy is a SVP to a high tech Fortune 500 company in the Bay Area, she is a leadership mentor and a highly sought after keynote speaker who wrote a book on how she overcame an onslaught of challenges that hit her at the same time.  The issues ranged from chronic IBS, the surprising end of a 17 year marriage, becoming a single parent to her three daughters overnight and her father’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia, Amy was determined not to fall into depression or resign all hope.  It was Amy’s commitment to maintaining a positive outlook and taking responsibility for her happiness that has changed not only her life, but the lives of all those she comes in contact with.

As a keynote speaker, Amy has present all over the country.

You can visit Amy’s website at www.AmyVSlater.

The Power of Creativity and Visionary Fiction w/ Novelist Eleni Papanou

August 17, 2016

Eleni Papanou is a lightworker and author of visionary fiction. She wrote her first poem when she was an outcast at school. Honored with the name  “Greek Freak,” she believed life was plagued with misery, torment and endless suffering. A spontaneous kundalini awakening thrust Eleni on a spiritual path that constantly tested her to the breaking point by challenging her world-view and everything else she held sacred. Through visions and personal insights, Eleni eventually discovered the Universe has a sense of humor. She started laughing more—mostly at herself—whenever she caught herself taking things too seriously. After many years on the path of self-rediscovery—along with the addition of a husband, two daughters and a bout with cancer, Eleni had a lot to say. Having already written several screenplays, she decided to describe her experiences in novel form. Eleni’s second  novel, Jessie’s Song, will be published in June, and she’s currently plotting her eighth book. She’s also one of the founding members of the Visionary Fiction Alliance.

Dear Terrorist, Why do you Hate Me?

August 15, 2016


This is my debut episode on FrankieSense and More! 

What motivates Islamic terrorists? What is in the mind of terror? Our news reports from the Middle East cover events—bombings, massacres, and suicide attacks. Our newscasters take time to explain who the players are—from Hezbollah to the Iranian Quds, from ISIS to the Palestinian National Authority. But there is something underneath these events and players that fuels atrocity after atrocity in the Middle East. What is it? Tass Saada provides the answer to that question as he delves into the mind of terror, explaining what motivates extremist groups throughout the Middle East. A former Muslim and a onetime sniper with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization, Tass has lived it himself. At age 42, he steered his life in a radical new direction, committing it to Jesus. Tass not only describes the motivations and aspirations of those who live in the Middle East, he also outlines a peaceful solution. We can plant seeds of hope that will transform not only the Middle East, but also our increasingly diverse neighborhoods at home. Discover the mind behind terror and how to oppose its grip.

carreCarre Armstrong Gardner is a delightful guest, wonderful author who also happens to have a full time nursing career. They Danced On, is the third book in her Darling Family Trilogy. Carre is amazing at building her characters and the themes she presents in this novel are sure to touch any reader. I personally felt aligned with Jane Darling, the main character, whose last child just left home and she is feeling bereft at the absence. It’s very difficult to go from theydanced onMother to not being one. She also grapples with addiction in the novel, a terminal illness and a child who moved from the USA to AFrica. This was the last of her ‘Christian novels and Carre says she is moving on to youth SciFi.

Carre is a former worker with children at risk in Russia. Now she lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and three teenagers, . Visit her at

Historical Fiction, War, and Nisei w/Novelist JJ White

August 12, 2016
We are Happy to have novelist JJ White on the show! After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States government encouraged all eligible young men to enlist immediately in the fight against its enemies overseas. All eligible young men except Japanese-Americans.Nisei is the story of Hideo Bobby Takahashi, a Hawaiian-born Japanese-American who must overcome prejudice, internment, and the policies of his own government to prove his loyalty to his country.Narrated by Bobby Takahashi and read by his son, Robert, 46 years after Bobby’s death, the story details the young Nisei’s determination to fight honorably for his country and return to the young love he was forced to leave, a girl he cannot have because she is white.

Erase the Problem of Bullying w/ Author Jill Vandewood

August 10, 2016

eraseBullyingBullying, discrimination, teasing, and abuse are harmful. Some violate your civil rights, as well. And all of them are wrong.

Bullies nearly kept NBA All Star James Donaldson from a successful basketball career. Abby was bullied by her friends' parents because of her mom's occupation. Federal prisoner Cedric Dean learned at a young age to bully others to get what he wanted, but now works to educate troubled youth. Their stories, along with many others, offer insight into bullying from the perspective of both the victim and the bully.

Experts, from authors to retired court judges, share information and resources to help both kids and parents learn their rights and ways to protect from bullying.

Others have survived bullying and built successful lives.

You can, too.

Building a Successful Idea w/Inventor Warren Wilson

August 5, 2016

WarrenWilsonWarren Wilson is a proven expert in using the inventive process to create new businesses, products, services or solutions to your problems.

More importantly, he explains proven strategies to increase the creative abilities of your listeners and the people they work with. Within a very short space of time they can have more new products, services and solutions to their problems than they ever thought possible.

Everything Warren does, including his book, How to Think Like an Inventor, is designed to help people have more of what THEY want in life.

He hopes to inspire and educate people to have a more successful and fulfilling life by sharing the strategies that allowed him, an introverted backyard inventor from Australia, to turn his idea - a kid's building block system called BetterBlocks - into a product which had $45 Million in sales.

The Emergence of Visionary Fiction w/ Novelist and Founder Jodine Turner

August 3, 2016

jodineTurner bestJodine Turner is a best-selling, and multiple award winning author of Young Adult/Adult fantasy, visionary fiction, magical realism, and paranormal romance. She is also an Adorata Practitioner in the spiritual path of embodying divine love and balancing the feminine and masculine within; as well as a therapist, consecrated priestess, and deacon in the Gnostic Church of Mary Magdalene.

What Is Visionary Fiction?

Visionary Fiction embraces spiritual and esoteric wisdom, often from ancient sources, and makes it relevant for our modern life. Gems of this spiritual wisdom are brought forth in story form so that readers can experience the wisdom from within themselves. Visionary fiction emphasizes the future and envisions humanity’s transition into evolved consciousness. While there is a strong theme, it in no way proselytizes or preaches.

Visionary is a tone as well as a genre. The ‘visionary’ element can technically be present in any genre and set in any time.

To Be Unstoppable w/ Frankie Picasso!

July 29, 2016

frankieblack1The Unstoppable Frankie Picasso is the Founder of The Good Radio Network, Radio Host  of Mission Unstoppable Radio & FrankieSense & More.

She is also an Author, Professional Certified Life, Business, Relationship and Master Coach Trainer, Hypnotherapist and Social Entrepreneur!

Frankie is socially conscious and is currently working on growing her radio platform The Good Radio Network into a profitable, philanthropic venture where Talk radio goes beyond talk into the realm of doing. Her tag is ‘ RADIO that Does a World of Good!’

Frankie’s dream is to use The Good Radio  platform to build a legacy of giving that will continue to impact the social good  long after she is gone.

She can be reached at and her website is www.thegoodradionetwork. And