MikeyPod 301 | Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

When Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2016, he started researching how lifestyle change might help his condition. He discovered the work of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, among others, and was quickly convinced to begin a plant-based whole foods lifestyle. Within months, his symptoms were gone! Since then, Mr. Adams has been a staunch advocate for plant-based eating, and will soon be releasing a book on the subject, Healthy at Last.

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MikeyPod 300 | A Look Back

On the occasion of this, the 300th episode of MikeyPod, I thought I would go back to my roots of 15 years in podcasting and just turn on the mic and start talking. That’s how we did it in those days, and if you have been listening to this podcast since it started in 2005. . . you know. So, this episode is a reflection on the last 15 years of making this podcast with some visits from long time listeners and past guests I know you’ll love!

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MikeyPod 299 | Pandemic Pioneer Peter Michael Marino

Peter Michael Marino

I’ve been a big fan of Peter Michael Marino for quite a few years, but recently I’ve been especially fascinated with his seemingly instantaneous move from live to online performances when theaters closed back in March of 2020. We chatted about that transition, his momentum toward helping others with his work, and how the theater landscape might evolve as we adapt to this COVID-19 world.

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MikeyPod 298 | Composer/Performer Karl Saint Lucy

Karl Saint Lucy and I have traveled in many of the same NYC creative circles (and been friends – HELLO!) for long enough that it’s downright silly that Karl hasn’t been a guest on the podcast yet. The premiere of their brilliant song cycle, Different Stars, inspired me to correct that! We talk about the work itself, the challenges of producing a piece with multiple performers while under quarantine, and the magic that appears when you embrace those challenges.

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