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From the 1920s to 1950s, sitting around the radio – or wireless as some called it – to take in a popular series or variety programs was a family ritual…. Join The Drama Merchant and his cast as they bring back the listening experience, and fuel the imagination with recreations of old radio drama's with live sound effects, interviews, historical news updates, some times old ads and local musical talent in the guise of The Radioplay Hour!
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The Radio Spin Show was created for no sensible reason, other than to give the author, and regular Radioplay Hour collaborator, D. A. Kennedy a bit of a giggle. It is a spoof on journalism featuring news, fake news, interviews, talk back, and a few other surprises along the way.
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The only podcast designed to help driven wedding professionals elevate your wedding business, travel to amazing locations, and double your revenue even if you don’t think this is possible…yet. Each week we talk to luxury wedding pros who have broken through & built a high-net-worth clientele. Together we share the strategies, success tips, and roadmap to follow. So you can build a lifestyle filled with powerful experiences, inspiring relationships, and long-lasting connections. ‌
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Welcome to the I Love Winnipeg Real Estate podcast. Your premier resource for buying, owning and investing in Winnipeg’s real estate market. Hosted by Adrian Schulz, who loves all things real estate, property management and mortgage financing. According to Feedspot we’re a Top 40 Canada Real Estate Podcast You Must Follow in 2022.
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Mitchell Kaplan has been a bookseller and has owned the independent bookstores Books & Books for over 35 years. He is also co-founder of the acclaimed Miami Book Fair. If you love books, writers or are a passionate reader, this podcast is for you. Enter The Literary Life where every Friday you’ll hear candid conversations with Mitchell and his guests.
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17. The Old Housekeeper's Last Comment The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 17 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. This is the Final Episode of our story. Visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story at your own pace and ad fre…
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Offer a discount, drop your rates, or put more into the package - this is what most people will do when they want to get more business. The problem is, in doing this, you’re devaluing yourself in the eyes of the client, which works against you in luxury. The secret to raising your rates is actually refining your brand and elevating your proposal wh…
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16 In the Name of the Law The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 16 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme …
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As luxury shifts from conspicuous consumption to conscious consumption, we have to change how we think about the services we provide. It’s not that people are spending less money, they are just choosing to spend smarter, and putting more meaning behind every buying choice. In the luxury travel space, crafting a great experience shouldn’t start with…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 15 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 14 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story at …
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Every human being has moments where inspiration strikes them, but not everyone will chase it. A great creative concept, collaboration, or business idea can fade because you’re scared to put it out there. Not for Sofia Crokos. She goes down every avenue of creativity from fashion and weddings to food and flowers. Her secret: manifesting, chasing bea…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 13 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story…
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When your successful planning business has a thriving floral arm, why would you shut it down? To make room for more creativity and collaboration! Most people wouldn’t dream of ending something that’s doing so well, but that could be keeping us from what we really want. If a business is just chugging along, it’s easier to keep going as is. Shaking t…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 12 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story…
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When it comes to branding and approach, most photographers are focused on themselves. It’s all about their aesthetic and getting clients to fit into it. We make ourselves the thing our clients should aspire to. That was our approach for years…until we realized that it wouldn’t allow us to sustain real success in luxury. So we switched to this: focu…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 11 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story…
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Get to know your client and match yourself up to that. That’s the format of traditional marketing we’re taught to use. What if we could accomplish more by going about it in a completely different way? In luxury, cost isn’t the biggest factor in the decision making process - desire is. If we make people want our service, they will buy it. Creating d…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 10 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story…
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For many photographers, weddings are a highly intimidating niche. The idea of shooting a once in a lifetime event, at the highest spectrum of emotions can be daunting. And that’s before you add a luxury component to it. Shooting that level of event and having that caliber of client comes with a lot, but the biggest thing is a shift in our own minds…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 9 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story …
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 8 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story …
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 6 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story …
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At the luxury level of weddings, it’s easy to think you have to live in an epicenter city and have a ton of notoriety to succeed. The whole world has to know you if you want your business to grow. But bigger, famous and splashier isn’t the only route to visibility, success can happen without notoriety. You can thrive while being the best kept secre…
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Creating a magical wedding is a dance of balancing contradictions. You have to saturate the senses without over-producing, steep the event with individual details that become seamless, pace a fast-moving day, and counter the emotional crescendos with much needed lulls. The planners responsible for this do multiple events a year, but they still have…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 5 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story …
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In this business, the biggest leaps don’t come from adding bells and whistles to our approach. They come from stripping what we do down to the clearest, most actionable and exceptional basics. Going an inch wide and a mile deep produces more profound results than going a mile wide, an inch deep. When you really think about it, we spend 10% of our t…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 4 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out the audio theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story …
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A simple, kind and meaningful act can have a powerful ripple effect, like giving a haircut to someone in need. Not only does it create doorways to connection. It can open up entire portals that break the typical pattern of how we interact with the community around us. Through one simple compassionate act, we can create moments that matter - moments…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 3 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out Audio Theatre page for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story at y…
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Interior design and wedding design have always had a natural synergy. Inspiration from interiors has always trickled into events. Now that there’s a huge movement to make weddings feel residential, interiors aren’t just inspiring events, they are informing them. People want the big day to feel authentic, and not just like another decorated ballroom…
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The Radioplay Hour presents to you chapter 2 of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website and check out audio theatre for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story at your o…
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Just like dress trends and decor trends, weddings and how they are planned have gone through a huge evolution of their own. How the special day was crafted used to be formulaic and predictable. There were traditions that had to be met and boxes the event had to check. Today, there’s plenty of room for the unexpected, the whimsical and the meaningfu…
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The Radioplay Hour has presents to you the first chapter of The Master of the World, written by Jules Verne and Narrated by Nathan Schulz. For the next 17 weeks, tune in every Wednesday to hear the latest chapter of our story. Or, if you prefer, visit our website for the Pay-What-You-Think scheme and enjoy the entire story at your own pace. For the…
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Among the many superpowers of a luxury wedding planner, is the ability to turn 18 months of planning into a timelined, well-executed event with hundreds of moving parts. The secret: there is absolutely no room for indecisiveness. The clients hire you to guide them and make decisions. If you’re still thinking “I wonder if we should…” on the day, it’…
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Luxury is the ability to surprise, delight, anticipate, and deliver. In the wedding space, it's ultimately the difference between planning an event and creating an experience. Our clients are incredibly discerning individuals, so we have to be discerning too. The job is going above and beyond “what we have in the warehouse” to actually bring about …
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In the realm of ultra-luxury event design, the pressure to exceed the client’s high expectations comes with the territory. Creatively speaking, it’s hard to say no to the vision, and that requires us to constantly push the boundaries of what’s possible. The work of designers is incredibly detailed and precise, and that can be a heavy energy expendi…
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In an industry like wedding photography, “there are as many opinions as there are planners”. It's easy to get caught up in groupthink and herd mentality. People parrot information about running our businesses and what it takes to succeed like it’s universal truth when it’s one perspective. All information and advice is meaningless if it’s not filte…
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Obsessive craftsmanship, storytelling, collaboration. If we could sum up wedding photography, it would be in these 4 words. It’s not just about taking a pretty picture, and it’s definitely not just about the technical stuff. At some point focus, light, and composition become so deeply ingrained in us we have to reach for something more. We have to …
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“Your vision is safe with me.” That’s what a planner needs to say and deliver to their clients. When you’re at the helm of a magical moment where every detail matters, how things look isn’t your first consideration. You have to go 30,000 ft up, take what they want to see and steep it in reality, while still maintaining the magic. To do this effecti…
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If you’re good at the craft, raising your rates isn’t a question of skill. It’s more about doing the mindset work so you can confidently elevate how you show up in the marketplace. Your work has to be good - that’s a given, but you’ll hit a ceiling if you only focus on that. To grow our revenue, we have to raise what we think our work is worth - an…
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Luxury wedding or not, we’re in the business of serving our clients and pulling off a once-in-a-lifetime fairytale for them. Of course, we have to be exceptionally talented, but there’s also a whole strategic process of unglamorous, behind-the-scenes work to make it look seamless and luxurious. All wedding vendors are in the unique position of not …
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An emotion-provoking image that speaks to the planner, not a wasteful unsolicited gift. Steady, quiet persistence, not annoying pushiness. Understanding the cues that say ultra-luxury, and nothing less. That’s how you get on the radar of an elite ultra-luxury planner, and get hired again and again. In the high stakes, high-touch and high detail wor…
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“If only I was just better at the craft....” If you’re a creative in the wedding industry struggling to get those next level weddings, you’ve probably said this to yourself. It’s easy to think getting better at what you do is the missing link. The truth is: digging into and putting an emphasis on the business side is the solution. Most creatives fe…
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On this edition of The Literary Life, John Grisham is live at Books and Books in Coral Gables for a great night with a room full of readers, basking in the brilliance of a master storyteller. John's new book is The Exchange, and he brings back Mitch McDeer, the hero of The Firm -- and he talks with Mitchell Kaplan about this new book and much, much…
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Books & Books recently had the pleasure of hosting three-time National Book Award finalist and best-selling author Lauren Groff, presenting her new novel, The Vaster Wilds. The New York Times calls it “a lonely novel of hunger and survival.” The brilliant Groff reads from her adventure novel and answers questions from her audience of fans. This new…
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Nathan Hill is the guest on this edition of The Literary Life. His new novel Wellness is one of the most anticipated books of the year: following his critically acclaimed The Nix, Wellness tells the story of a marriage at its inception and then into its future. Two days after Oprah selected Wellness for her book club, Nathan visited Books and Books…
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Books and Books in Coral Gables, our flagship store, is right across the street from the Coral Gables Cinema. Our indie bookstore so close to this indie cinema is my idea of heaven. Over the years, we've had many collaborations and just a few weeks ago, during the cinema's first run showing of Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, Kai Bird, the co-autho…
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In this Readers Theatre episode Experience the classic tale of Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree this audio file narrated by The Drama Merchant. Follow Pooh Bear as he embarks on an adventure to get his favourite treat, honey. This heart warming story by A.A. Milne is sure to bring a smile to your face. Enjoy the classic tale of Winnie the Pooh an…
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Imagine this: my guest has published over 105 novels and has sold over 450 million copies of his books. That's right, 450 million copies. That's the output of Dean Koontz and my revealing conversation with him covers lots of territory: his book collection, his love of reading, his new works, his thoughts on artificial intelligence, his writing proc…
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Campbell McGrath is among South Florida's most revered poets recognized with the MacArthur Genius Award, a Kingsley Tufts poetry Award and by admirers from Robert Pinsky to Elizabeth Alexander. His newest collection is Fever of Unknown Origin and on this edition of The Literary Life, we celebrate its publication with a reading at the Coral Gables l…
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On this edition of The Literary Life, what makes for a happy life, a fulfilling life? Robert Waldinger and Mark Schulz, the directors of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, have just published The Good Life: Life Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study on Happiness. Their invaluable insights emerge from the revealing personal stories …
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The Velveteen Rabbit is a classic children's story that has captured the hearts of generations. The tale follows the journey of a stuffed rabbit who longs to become real. As a free or paid subscriber, you have the opportunity to access Pay what you think scheme and rent video book for a discounted cost allowing you to experience the magic of The Ve…
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