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Shine Light Podcasts aims to tell stories of our lives, the music that has moved and shaped us and the connections that we share. Our first series is "Everyone has a Jeff Buckley Story". Come along as we hear how 90's musical phenom Jeff Buckley left an indelible mark upon us all. Produced, hosted and edited by Jeff Haley. Co-Produced by Konrad. Executive Producer- Chris via Biointegrity....
 
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Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. Produced by Ben Hosley.
 
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We’re wearing our Hot Topic sweatshirts and enunciating every dramatic syllable to pay tribute to one of the greatest animated films of all time - Tim Burton’s (but really Henry Selick’s) THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Academy Award-nominated animator and Blankie Michael Rianda (THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES) joins us to talk about this multi-hol…
 
New York Times bestselling author and internationally known essayist/poet BARBARA KINGSOLVER joins BOOKSTORM to discuss her newest novel, Demon Copperhead! Although Appalachia is the locale for this life-changing novel, we dove deep into its resilient people and our common humanity. We talk about our innate need to be loved, accepted, nurtured, and…
 
Drummer Jeff Lipstein has been around the New York music scene for years and has developed some theories about why Jeff Buckley is so enduring. Listen in as we discuss Buckley's covers, his unique vocalizing style and emotional intensity of lyrics, which perhaps took a toll on him. Additionally, Jeff Lipstein goes into detail about Matt Johnson's u…
 
For the first time in years, both Griffin and David are in agreement on a new Steven Spielberg film - what a picture! We’re playing both film critics and armchair psychologists in this episode as we unpack THE FABELMANS, a movie that is less sentimental and more complex than one would assume based on the poster. What sets this film apart from the e…
 
Best-selling author and attorney Scott Turow joins us to discuss SUSPECT, his newest thriller! No subject was taboo … we talk about sex positivity and shame. We address the multiple purposes for which people engage in sex. His characters aren’t just using sex for love, connection, need, honesty, or vulnerability, but also for selfish gratification,…
 
Roxanne tells us about the very first time she heard Jeff Buckley on the car radio, the first time she saw him play live and later, when she moved to New York and actually played at Cafe Sin-E where Buckley made a name for himself. Interspersed are relationships and how Buckley was almost a shadowy figure thorough-out that time in her personal and …
 
Cruise. Kidman. Kubrick. Ehrlich. We’re concluding our Stanley Kubrick series with 1999’s EYES WIDE SHUT and a trip to cinema’s most famous masked orgy. Indiewire’s David Ehrlich joins us as we discuss liminal spaces, the late-90s ABC sitcom “Dharma & Greg,” Nick Nightingale’s skills as a piano player, and Sydney Pollack’s barrel chest. Are there “…
 
Bestselling author Lisa Unger joins BOOKSTORM to discuss Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six, her newest thriller! An isolated cabin. A storm. A stranger ... and a family that's about to be confronted with long-held secrets. Wow! We love talking about family trauma, and coping when a family falls apart. And this discussion delivers! We examine isolation, and…
 
Host Jeff Haley has known Chris Garrigues since the 1990's. Their bands Doghouse and Twang Twang Shock A Boom played many of the same venues. In 1993 Doghouse performed at the Chicago House in support of Jeff Buckley. The evening transpired in a highly unusual way and Chris tells the story as a hilarious slacker/noir monologue. You will not forget …
 
Alright, maggots, listen up! We’ve got the Action Boy himself - Jon Gabrus - back on the podcast to talk about Kubrick’s bifurcated Vietnam War classic FULL METAL JACKET. We’re retiring the “retired bit” in order to talk about Matthew Modine as Private Joker. We’re getting into the etymology of “poontang.” We’re attempting to articulate what makes …
 
Kristina McMorris returns to BOOKSTORM to discuss her newest release, The Ways We Hide! If you’re like us, you believe there can never be enough novels about WWII. This one is offers an entirely different perspective. Join us as we explore the idea that no mission is more treacherous than escaping one's past. We talk about the impacts of trauma. We…
 
I’m your host Jeff Haley and this is a special episode of Everyone Has A Jeff Buckley Story. Today we will be looking at Hallelujah, a Leonard Cohen composition, crafted by John Cale, and perfected by Jeff Buckley I asked some friends to tell me where they heard Hallelujah and what the song meant to them. And why it has become so famous Grammy nomi…
 
Just in time for Halloween, we’re checking into the Overlook Hotel - a haunted place not unlike the Beachwood, Ohio, Homewood Suites that Griffin and guest Timothy Simons stayed in while they were filming DRAFT DAY! Is THE SHINING about Native American genocide, or is it about how Stanley Kubrick thought ghosts were kinda nice? Is Shelley Duvall th…
 
New York Times Bestselling author Shelby Van Pelt joins us to discuss her bestseller Remarkably Bright Creatures! We dove deep into the aquarium of life with this fantastic story. We saw truths about one another from the unusual perspective of a remarkably bright – or perhaps remarkably observant – octopus. We discuss his observations about how hum…
 
Author Rose Smith tells host Jeff Haley about when she saw Jeff Buckley and his band at Liberty Lunch in Austin, Texas in 1995. Rose went with their mutual friend Lisa Hargus. Rose talks about a typical female response to Buckley's performance. Rose and Lisa saw Buckley backstage and Rose imagines what it would have been like if she had spoken with…
 
NASA-quality lenses, a himbo canon-worthy performance from notoriously “chill and normal guy” Ryan O’Neal, and some flirty ribbon games all combine to make what we consider to be Kubrick’s warmest and most sumptuous film - 1975’s “Barry Lyndon.” Karina Longworth of “You Must Remember This” makes a long-awaited first appearance on the pod to wonder …
 
Bestselling author Thrity Umrigar joins us to talk about Honor, her newest novel! At its heart, this is a love story - love for one another, love for the place of our birth. It features a character who experienced India in a whole new way when she returned as an adult. We see her trying to reconcile different aspects of her birth country. On the on…
 
Drummer JJ Johnson tells host Jeff Haley about the first time he heard Grace at friend Billy White's house. The album changed the way JJ looked at what rock music was capable of. JJ was at several Austin, Texas performances in 1994 and 1995 and talks about how he and many others were transfixed by Buckley and his band. Additionally, JJ discusses so…
 
Attention all droogs: grab your Nadsat dictionaries and your bowler hats, it’s time to drink some drug-milk! We’ve got our very own Alex - Ross Perry, that is - on the pod to go long on Kubrick’s controversial X-rated dystopian nightmare, 1971’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. We’re reminiscing about our rebellious teenage years, which for Alex included a trip…
 
Bestselling author Jaime Ford joins BOOKSTORM podcast to discuss The Many Daughters of Afong Moy! Have you ever wondered whether trauma can be passed down to subsequent generations? What about gifts and aptitudes? Would you ever use an experimental medical treatment to remember those incidents? Are answers that important? We tackle the incredibly p…
 
Episode 2 - Part 2 Jeff interviews Johnny Goudie on the 11th Anniversary of his masterful podcast “How Did I Get Here?” (recorded on 8/10/2022). Johnny has been a friend for years and has interviewed Twang Twang Shock A Boom frontman Davíd Garza on his podcast several times. Johnny, who was a young performer himself in 1995 saw Jeff Buckley at Towe…
 
Open the pod cast doors, HAL - it’s time for us to talk about one of the most important movies in cinema history. Jordan Hoffman - the friend of the pod who best represents both the “diamond-hard Sci Fi” and psychedelic head-trip factions of 2001 fandom - returns to Blank Check, and we’re doling out the knowledge *and* the giggles. When is the idea…
 
Every marriage has its secrets! Is falling in love irrational? Should we run from it? Best-selling author John Searles joins BOOKSTORM to talk about some of the harsher aspects of love! The characters in Her Last Affair all experienced serious trauma in their past. Some of them later harmed others. Do we view people with deep wounds with empathy? W…
 
Bestselling author Laurie Lico Albanese joins BOOKSTORM to talk about HESTER, her masterful reimagining the tragic heroine in The Scarlett Letter! You’ll never read that classic the same. Laurie captivated us with little-known historical facts — the very beginnings of the Underground Railroad, the dark side of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the black fam…
 
Episode 2 - Part 1 Jeff interviews Johnny Goudie on the 11th Anniversary of his masterful podcast “How Did I Get Here?” (recorded on 8/10/2022). Johnny has been a friend for years and has interviewed Twang Twang Shock A Boom frontman Davíd Garza on his podcast several times. Johnny, who was a young performer himself in 1995 saw Jeff Buckley at Towe…
 
Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, Sean Fennessey is finally on our podcast! The Big Picture Pod host joins Griffin and David to talk about Kubrick’s razor-sharp satire, the Peter Sellers tour-de-force that is “Dr. Strangelove”. We’re asking all the questions - Could Sellers have played *every* character in this movie? Is the film paradoxically fu…
 
Bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton joins BOOKSTORM to discuss her incredible novel THE POSTMISTRESS OF PARIS! Why would an American heiress risk her life to help artists and intellectuals in France who were being hunted by the Nazis? What role generally did Americans play in helping the French Resistance? How were war refugees treated across Euro…
 
In our debut episode (1 of 8) Chris Searles tells the host, Jeff, about hearing an advance copy of Grace in 1994 and how it changed his perspective on music and playing the drums. Buckley took an amazing "set list" and attacked it with a muscular approach. Additionally Chris goes into why Matt Johnson's drumming is outstanding on Grace. Jeff tells …
 
It certainly feels great to cover a good movie again! Our mini-run of new releases ends with Gina Prince-Bythewood’s crowd-pleaser - the African female warrior epic “The Woman King”. We’ve got David’s exclusive report on the film’s world premiere at TIFF (humblebrag), a deep dive on the career of Viola Davis (did you know her early industry champio…
 
Best-selling author Lauren Belfer joins us to talk about Ashton Hall, her newest novel! We were immediately immersed in this brilliant, atmospheric story that explores marriage, motherhood, societal expectations, and the historical role of women. Lauren draws parallels between the challenges facing women in the Sixteenth Century and now: struggles …
 
The King of the Uncanny Valley - our boy Bob Zemeckis - is back with his spin on perhaps the most iconic un-real boy in cinema…it’s Pinocchio, baby! Our friends from Podcast: The Ride - two Disney daddies and one small wooden boy - join us to chat about Disney’s latest live-action remake, and we’re mostly just confused. How many days did Tom Hanks …
 
Wade Rouse joins us to discuss a number of universal life themes from his newest novel, The Edge of Summer. Wade vividly recounts anecdotes from his formative years in the Ozarks. He shares memories of his cherished late grandmother, and acknowledges the tremendous positive influence she’s had on his life. He talks about how his characters had to r…
 
George Miller returns with a sweeping romantic fantasy and if we had a djinn, we’d wish that more people went to see this movie in theaters! Plus - Ben wishes for infinite sandwiches, and the two friends go long on Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. This episode is sponsored by: Backbone (playbackbone.com/check) DraftKings (CODE: BLANKCHECK) Join our Pa…
 
Join us for an important and absolutely riveting discussion with Brendan Slocumb about his best-seller, The Violin Conspiracy! This interview was a no-holds-barred discussion about race, appearance, bias … and the world of classical music. How can we respond to racism and oppression - is respectful discussion enough? What about the role of anger? Y…
 
Here is a preview of our new podcast! Jeff starts us off by playing clips from these insightful guests:drummer JJ Johnson -author Rose Smith - songwriter Django Haskins - pianist/singer Rachel Eckroth - producer Chris Searles -musician/podcaster Johnny Goudie - guitarist/singer Chris Garrigues --Please click SUBSCRIBE and share with your friends if…
 
How did they ever make a podcast of LOLITA? Let’s just say that it wasn’t easy, but thankfully our guest Fran Hoepfner is in her “brave era” and was more than up for the task! If our SPARTACUS episode was full of Tony Curtis impressions, we’re classing up the joint this week with plenty of James Mason bits. In this episode, Ben learns about the Hay…
 
Join us as we discuss The Secret Keeper of Jaipur with best-selling author Alka Joshi! This story, although it stands alone, is a follow up to The Henna Artist, her immensely popular novel that was published in 2020. We explore universal themes of power, class, respect, corruption, and parenthood … all against the backdrop of 1960s India. We were f…
 
Join us as we tackle The Lost Girls of Willowbrook, Ellen Marie Wiseman’s powerful, heartbreaking, and complex novel about young people institutionalized in a New York “school” that was anything but. Senator Robert Kennedy once called Willowbrook a “snake pit.” Ellen talks about how children were essentially warehoused for years in this understaffe…
 
I am Spartacus! I am Spartacus! Heck, we’re *all* Spartacus today as we talk about the “sword-and-sandals” epic that solidified Stanley Kubrick’s hit-making potential…and soured him on Hollywood forever. Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson returns to the pod and we’re covering all the major topics: How did a young Kubrick manage all the different stars on…
 
Katherine Center (The Bodyguard) is on the Radar! Want to talk about LOVE? Join us for a lively discussion with the delightful Katherine Center as we dive deep on The Bodyguard! Her newest bestseller is pure joy - a much needed breath of fresh air in today’s challenging world. We cover the universal themes of love, grief, jealously, escapism, balan…
 
People tell us who they are, don’t they? How do we recognize when someone’s motivations are way off … evil even? How do we telegraph our vulnerabilities? The thrills don’t stop in Karin Slaughter’s Girl, Forgotten, her gripping follow up to Pieces of Her (now a Netflix hit series!) Join us for a deep discussion about some fascinating topics, includ…
 
Perhaps the most humanistic of Kubrick’s films, PATHS OF GLORY is a blistering study of injustice, middle-management, and anti-war sentiment. We’re down in the trenches this week with Sarah Marshall (“You’re Wrong About” and “You Are Good”), and we’re asking the big questions. Like - what crazy scheme did Timothy Carey pull during production that c…
 
If Stanley Kubrick’s previous two films were exercises in learning on the job, THE KILLING is where we start to see him put that knowledge into action. A thrilling noir, it allowed Kubrick to connect his passion for chess to a story about the best laid plans of a too ambitious crook. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome dream guest Patton Oswalt…
 
We’re talking revenge, justice, and The Lies I Tell with Julie Clark! Con artists are often charismatic and intelligent … they’re also good at being whoever you need them to be. On this episode, we deconstruct them - what drives these scammers? What are the hallmarks of one? How do we avoid them? Do we telegraph our weaknesses to others? We talk ab…
 
He dominated the field in this year’s 20th Century March Madness competition, and now we’re celebrating with a parade and a big brass band…it’s time for our series on the films of Stanley Kubrick - Pods Wide Cast! Join us as we fill in the background strokes of Kubrick’s early career - his childhood in the Bronx, his photography apprenticeship with…
 
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