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Dec 11, 2018

Michel Behar was born in Amsterdam, and has worked as a tour manager/study leader since 1986. He has a command of 12 languages.

Michel enjoys pioneering and leading people to challenging destinations, mostly in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, to prepare new lectures, and document them with photos.

Far flung destinations and the USSR have intrigued Michel since the age of 7, perhaps because his great-grandfather was Vice President of the Communist Party in Amsterdam. If he wasn't participating in one of the Komintern international communist political meetings in Moscow, he was smuggling diamonds on behalf of the broke Soviet regime (as Michel discovered on the front page of a 1920 New York Times when digging in its archives).

Perhaps it was that Soviet connection that led Michel to name his company Stakhanovets, the Russian tongue-in-cheek word for an ambitious worker, inspired by the exemplary Soviet coal miner, Stakhanov.

When leading tours, Michel wears two neckties a day, unless the destination is Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chechnya, Somaliland or Iraq, where it's advisable to keep a low profile. For the record, his favorite ties include his bipolar one with penguins and polar bears, and the other one featuring rubber duckies.

In this episode Michel shares his one way ticket to Uzbek oasis towns during the Islamic Renaissance between the 9th -12th centuries. He also talks about his adventures traveling to far flung lands, and how he navigates speaking 12 languages!

Michel is just one of the superb guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with them where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Nov 27, 2018

David Henry Hwang is a playwright, screenwriter, television writer, and librettist, whose stage works include the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Yellow Face, Kung Fu, Golden Child, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan.

Hwang is a Tony Award winner and three-time nominee, a three-time OBIE Award winner, and a two-time Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist, whose works have been honored with two Grammy Awards. Additionally, he co-wrote the Gold Record Solo with the late pop star, Prince.

He is currently a Writer/Consulting Producer for the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair. His screenplays include: Possession, M. Butterfly, and Golden Gate. Hwang was a Residency One Playwright at Signature Theatre, which produced a season of his plays. M. Butterfly was recently revived on Broadway.

Hwang's opera An American Soldier, with composer Huang Ruo, premiered in June 2018 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Recent honors include 2011 PEN/Laura Pels Award for a Master American Dramatist, the 2012 Inge Award, the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright “Mimi” Award, a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, and a 2015 Ford Foundation “Art of Change” Award. He serves on the Board of the Lark Play Development Center, as Head of Playwriting at Columbia University School of the Arts, and as Chair of the American Theatre Wing.

In this episode David talks about multicultural representation in the arts, the future of theatre, and his one way ticket to post-Majoritarian America circa 2040.

David is just one of the superb guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Oct 30, 2018

Rob Karp, CEO & Founder of MilesAhead, a luxury travel concierge, founded the company when he was just a sophomore in high school. Today he’s a 20-year old rising senior at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. 

At 14, Rob developed a passion for the travel industry and a drive for delivering a best-in-class customer experience. Self-taught, Rob developed his airline knowledge by learning about points and began helping family and friends with their travel. What began as a hobby and one man operation throughout his high school years developed into MilesAhead. The company grew exponentially during Rob’s freshman year at Cornell University, where he met most of today's employees at the School of Hotel Administration. Today the company is powered by more than ten dedicated and passionate employees located across the country who sold $7 million in travel in 2017. In 2018, MilesAhead is on pace to generate revenues in excess of $1,000,000. Not bad for a company whose founder started with $600 he earned from refereeing soccer matches. 

Since hiring his first employee during the fall of 2015, Rob has grown MilesAhead into a ten-plus person organization, employing part-time college students and full-time “adults.” Rob and his team have visited over 300 hotels since 2016, spanning from Italy to Bora Bora to Japan, and utilize their time off from school to travel the world and deliver that first-hand knowledge to their 500+ clients. Rob has been featured in various news outlets, including CBS TV, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg TV and various Ivy League and Cornell publications. Named one of Travel + Leisure’s International Rising Stars in 2017, Rob plans to grow MilesAhead after college and follow his dream of creating the world’s best travel advisor.

In this episode Rob talks about MilesAhead, the travel biz, and his one way ticket to Florence, Italy!

Rob is just one of the superb guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Oct 16, 2018

Natalie Glebova - author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and public figure, has been intensely focused on empowerment coaching and gender equality activism for the last decade. A former Miss Universe (2005) and UN Women's advocate, she is very passionate about encouraging young people to build their self-confidence and reach their biggest goals.

A graduate of IT Management from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce, she also has a certificate in Nutrition and Sport from Washington State University. Natalie has been actively involved in charity work ever since she moved to Thailand in 2006, and was a spokesperson for world-wide and local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Operation Smile, SOI Dog Foundation, UNDP, WWF, and Freeland Org.

Her first book Healthy Happy Beautiful became a best-seller in Thailand between 2006 and 2007, offering principles which highlight some fundamental steps towards taking care of our bodies through nutrition, exercise and a healthy mind.

Using principles she's learned from world renowned coaches such as Tony Robbins and Simon Sinek who she considers her personal role models, Natalie became successful in many areas of her life including career, relationships and personal development.

As an avid entrepreneur, she co-founded an online startup - Travelbook™ with her husband Dean, a travel-sharing platform that connects travelers through their experiences (travelbook.com). Her most recent business venture is EMPOWERED - a series of workshops, training courses and seminars to teach young minds valuable skills for living an accomplished and fulfilling life, such as building self-confidence, mastering public speaking, goal-setting, negotiating effectively, and positive thinking (EmpoweredClub.com).

Being a Russian immigrant in Canada when she was just 13 years old, Natalie overcame many obstacles and low self-esteem as she was growing up in a new country and adapting to a new culture. It was with this strong attitude and winning mindset which she learned from her young life, that she found the audacity to set big goals and break through barriers - becoming the first immigrant ever to obtain the Miss Canada and the Miss Universe titles.

Now, as a mother to her daughter Maya, Natalie's mission is to help young people become happy and self -assured. With her latest book, I am Winning - A Guide to Personal Empowerment, Natalie's hope is to ignite the spark of courage in her readers towards becoming the best versions of themselves.

In this episode Natalie shares tips for being the best one can be, plus her one way ticket to the very first Burning Man in 1986!

Natalie is just one of the superb guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

 

 

Oct 2, 2018

Karen Salmansohn is a happiness and wellness expert who is the author of numerous best-selling self-improvement books like “Life is Long”, “Think Happy” and “How to Be Happy, Dammit”, with more than one million copies sold.

She has studied to be a yoga and meditation teacher at Ishta Yoga and designed a line of inspirational jewelry showcased on HSN. She is also the founder of two popular sites which help people reach their highest potential: www.NotSalmon.com and www.MastersInLife.com (a video learning site).

Karen has been featured on the Today show, The View, CNN, and Fox News; served as a columnist for Oprah.com, Psychology Today, CNN, MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Match, and Huffington Post; and has been featured in the New York Times, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Time, Marie Claire, Fast Company, InStyle, Self, ELLE, and the New Yorker. She lives in New York City. 

In this episode, Karen shares her one way ticket to one year from now and offers tips on how within just 365 days, we can all be our best selves.

Jenny is just one of the superb guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

 

 

Sep 18, 2018

Jenny Buccos is a multi-award winning director and producer. She is the founder and creator of the ProjectExplorer education series and an agent for global citizenship.

In 2003, before the existence of YouTube or widespread online video, Jenny founded ProjectExplorer.org as a means to educate children and families about global cultures and histories.  To date, she has directed and produced more than 500 webisodes. Under her direction ProjectExplorer.org reaches a global audience of over 6 million viewers.

Jenny is a three-time recipient of the prestigious GOLD Parent’s Choice Award for Excellence in Educational Programming. She is a 2010 recipient of the National Award for Citizen Diplomacy; honored alongside Academy Award winner Robert Redford for her exemplary work as a citizen diplomat. In July 2012, she was named a White House Champion of Change. 

Jenny’s work has taken her to more than 70 countries. Currently, she is filming a family-focused ProjectExplorer TV series with Kari Byron (Mythbusters) and Intuitive Content for broadcast in spring of 2019. She serves as the Show's Creator and Executive Producer.

In this episode, Jenny discusses the role ProjectExplorer plays in educating children and families about global cultures and histories.  She also shares her one way ticket to Mars!

Jenny is just one of the accomplished guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

 

Aug 28, 2018

The big news this summer on the New York theatre scene has been the premier of the Yiddish version of the much beloved musical, "Fiddler on the Roof", presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Directed by Oscar and Tony Award Winner, Joel Grey.

In fact, both Mr. Grey and the Folksbiene’s CEO, Chris Massimine were previous guests on the program.

The Yiddish version of "Fiddler" has been such a hit that its run keeps getting extended!

In this episode, Host Steven Shalowitz sits down to chat with three of the show's cast members: Jennifer Babiak who plays Golde; Adam B. Shapiro who plays the Rabbi and Bobby Underwood who plays the Constable.

Each talks about the relevance of "Fiddler" today, working with Joel Grey, and of course, they each share their own one way ticket destinations.

Jennifer, Adam and Bobby are just some of the accomplished guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Steven explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

 

Aug 14, 2018

Victoria Moran (www.mainstreetvegan.net) is the author of thirteen groundbreaking books about inner and outer wellbeing, and has appeared on The Oprah Show, Today Show, Good Morning America Now, and NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s been an ethical vegan for thirty-five years, maintaining a 60-pound weight loss as a result.

Victoria’s undergraduate thesis in religious studies became the 1985 Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism – her first book and the first full-length book on vegan philosophy and practice ever to come from an actual publisher. Twelve additional books have followed, including the best-selling Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages), the essential vegan weight loss guide, The Love-Powered Diet; the good health/peace-of-mind manual, The Good Karma Diet; and the genre classic: Main Street Vegan, which VegNews magazine called “The Vegan Bible, New Testament,” and which Ellen Degeneres wrote “offers practical advice and inspiration for everyone interested in going vegan, no matter what tax bracket you’re in!” Victoria was assisted on Main Street Vegan by her daughter, Adair, a lifelong vegan who is now an aerial performer, a stuntwoman, and a wildlife rehabilitator.

Victoria has written for Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Vegetarian Times, VegNews, and The Huffington Post; and her work has been noted in publications included USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Self, Real Simple, Glamour, Woman’s World, Vegan Health & Fitness, and O the Oprah Magazine. She hosts the weekly Main Street Vegan podcast, recipient of a Vegan Media Outlet 2015 Award. In addition, she has appeared on the covers of Barefoot Vegan and La Fashionista Compassionista magazines, and she was voted Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50 in 2016.

A moving and engaging speaker, a certified holistic health counselor (CHHC, AADP) and graduate of the T. Colin Campbell/eCornell program in plant-based nutrition, Victoria is the founder of Main Street Vegan Academy, training Vegan Lifestyle Coaches and Educators in a boutique program in Manhattan with graduates from twenty-four countries. The program inspired The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, coauthored with JL Fields, which debuted in December 2017 in the number 1 spot in vegetarian diets on Amazon. Victoria is also the producer of A Prayer for Compassion, a documentary from filmmaker Thomas Jackson which will debut this fall with the mission of introducing veganism to people who identify as religious or spiritual. She lives with her husband and their rescue dog, Forbes, and a handicapped rescue pigeon, Thunder, in a LEED-certified green condominium in Harlem.

In this episode, Victoria shares her one way ticket to the mystical isle of Avalon. She also shares the myriad of reasons why one should explore adopting a vegan lifestyle.

Victoria is just one of the accomplished guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

 

Jul 31, 2018

Ihab Zaki is the President of Spiekermann Travel Service, a Michigan-based travel agency established in the 1940's.

It was only natural that Ihab selected a career in the travel industry. His mother is one of Egypt's top Egyptologists/guides who instilled in her son a love of history and travel. He began his career working in a travel agency in Egypt handling inbound visiting tourists from all over the world.  

After moving to the U.S. and purchasing Spiekermann in 1991, the Cairo native decided to expand the business beyond his familiar Egypt. He began scouting nearby destinations which at the time were obscure and seldom visited by Americans, including Jordan and Syria. It snowballed from there where every year or two he would offer new destinations. 

Today, Spiekermann's repertoire includes adventures to all of the Near East from Morocco to as far as Central Asia, plus the Balkans and little visited countries in East and West Africa and South America.

Spiekermann has established its reputation as being a leading operator of private and group tours to some of the world’s most exotic and least know locations.  Their claim to fame is for running adventures to some of the world’s diciest and scariest destinations. Their clientele has mushroomed through the years with many guests becoming repeat customers.  In fact, a few have even taken 20 or more trips with Spiekermann!

Ihab earned both his B.A. in Economics and his M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from The American University in Cairo.

In this episode, Ihab shares his one way ticket to continuous travel! In so doing, he talks about journeys to some of the places he'd like to revisit including: Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, and his native Egypt.

Ihab is just one of the accomplished guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Jul 17, 2018

A graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris, Mohamed is an expert on Punic and Roman Civilizations, Islamic and secular architecture and eastern decorative arts.  

Mohamed is a skilled polyglot and has served as a translator and interpreter for the French Government for over 15 years.

The Tunis-born Mohamed is also the President of the Cultural Tourism Federation of Tunisia. He currently resides in Paris.

In this episode, Mohamed shares his one way ticket to Madrid! He also talks about his guiding for Spiekermann Travel Service to Tunisia, Algeria and Mauritania and the treasures found in each of those countries.

Mohamed is just one of the accomplished guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Jul 3, 2018

In a theatre career that was launched in the early 1950’s, Joel Grey’s credits include Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout); Anything GoesWickedChicagoGeorge M! (Tony Award nom.); Cabaret (Tony Award). 

He was Ned Weeks in the Public Theatre’s original off-Broadway production of Larry Kramer’s seminal play, The Normal Heart, in 1986, and co-directed the Tony Award-winning Broadway premiere in 2011. 

Mr. Grey's film credits include Cabaret (Academy Award), Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Dancer In the Dark, The Seven Percent Solution and many more

He is also an internationally exhibited photographer with four published books, Pictures I Had to Take (2003), Looking Hard at Unexamined Things (2006), 1.3 – Images From My Phone (2009), and The Billboard Papers (2013).  Mr. Grey's work is part of the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art. His memoir, Master of Ceremonies, was released in 2016 (Flatiron Press). 

Joel Grey made his professional debut at the age of nine as Pud in the Cleveland Playhouse production of On Borrowed Time.

In this episode, Mr. Grey shares his one way ticket to be hunkered down in his apartment with his family! Grey also sings a little ditty penned by his father, the entertainer, Mickey Katz, whom he lovingly recalls. Plus, he sheds light on the relevancy of the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, the US premier of the Yiddish version which he's directing for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

Joel Grey is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Jun 19, 2018

Timothy J. Bono, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis where his teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development.

His work has been featured in a number of media outlets including NBC News, CNN, Fast Company, and the Associated Press.

Over the last decade, thousands of students have taken Professor Bono's popular courses on the Psychology of Young Adulthood and the Science of Happiness. He summarized the research from those courses, along with how his students have put that information into practice in their own lives, in his new book entitled, "When Likes Aren't Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness."

In this episode, Professor Bono shares his one way ticket to a place of happiness, plus, highlights how one can lead a happier life.

Professor Bono is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Jun 5, 2018

Vladimir Duthiers is a CBS News correspondent based in New York. He became a correspondent for CBSN, the 24/7 digital streaming network from CBS News, at its launch in November 2014.

Since joining CBS News in 2014, the Peabody Award and Emmy Award-winning journalist has covered a wide-range of breaking and feature stories. He spent a month covering the protests against police in the aftermath of a white police officer shooting an unarmed African-American man in Ferguson, Missouri and spent several weeks reporting on the police manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, who allegedly killed a Pennsylvania State Police officer. He’s explored how the New Jersey shore rebounded after Superstorm Sandy, flown with the Navy’s Blue Angels, profiled NBA star Russell Westbrook, looked at the high-end jets of the mega-wealthy, including a visit with Donald Trump, and has interviewed President Bill Clinton and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.

His work has been featured on CBS THIS MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY, CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD and all CBS News platforms.

Before CBS News, Duthiers was an international correspondent at CNN, based in Lagos, Nigeria. His work there was honored with a Peabody Award for his reporting on the more than 200 girls kidnapped from their school in Northeastern Nigeria by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram. During his assignment in Nigeria, Duthiers reported extensively on the terrorist activities of Boko Haram which has been responsible for killing thousands of Nigerians since 2009. While in the region, Duthiers covered the ongoing military intervention in Mali, the terrorist attack on the Amenas gas plant in Algeria, the trial and sentencing of the former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor at the ICC in Sierra Leone, the crash of Dana Air Flight 992, and President Barack Obama's visit to Senegal. He also reported from the Middle East on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, from the streets of Bangkok during Thailand's political turmoil and the birth of the royal baby Prince George in July 2013. 

Duthiers has reported on the plight of trafficked children in Haiti and investigated the American missionary Doug Perlitz, who was accused of sexually abusing Haitian street orphans under his care. In 2011, he interviewed Haitian President Michel Martelly, pressing him on his country's efforts to crack down on child trafficking.

He began his career at CNN in 2009 as a production assistant on the news program “Amanpour” before going on to serve as an associate producer for “Anderson Cooper 360°.” He was among the first journalists to arrive in Haiti to cover the 2010 earthquake and was part of the team that won two Emmy Awards for their coverage.

Prior to his career in journalism, Duthiers spent 18 years in the investment management industry, most recently as a managing director at an investment company, where he led global investment initiatives for clients based in 21 countries.

Duthiers graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in political science and from Columbia University with a M.S. in journalism. He is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and is learning Mandarin Chinese.

In this episode, Duthiers shares his one way ticket back to his childhood in the 1970s. He also talks about his mid career move from finance to journalism, and offers his thoughts on the news landscape today.

Vladimir Duthiers is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's other guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

 

May 23, 2018

Judy Isaacson Schaffer is the Founder and President of Heroes to Heroes, an organization dedicated to helping American veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder come back to life again. She founded Heroes to Heroes in 2010 and has built it into an organization that is respected internationally for the successful work it does.

Judy also served as the Regional Manager/Northeast for Regional Reps Corp, a radio advertising rep firm that represents privately owned radio stations throughout the U.S. She spent two years in the financial services industry, working as a rainmaker with Morgan Stanley, where her responsibility was to develop new business for a to financial team. Before working in financial services, Judy spent over twenty years in media and advertising. She began her career as a media negotiator at a variety of advertising/barter agencies and then moved on to radio where she sold advertising on XM Satellite Radio and represented the African-American Community as a sales manager of WNEW-FM, she introduced the on-air teams of Opie & Anthony and The Radio Chick, to the New York City metro area.

Judy received her bachelor's degree in social work at Kent State University and attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently pursuing a Master's of Science in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Fordham University.

In this episode, Judy discusses the groundbreaking work of Heroes to Heroes. Plus, she shares her one way ticket destination to May 14, 1948 when David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of The State of Israel.

Judy is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

May 9, 2018

Christopher Massimine, Chief Executive Officer at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, is responsible for the brand transformation of Folksbiene over the last six years. Since his arrival to Folksbiene, seasonal attendance has more than doubled, social reach has emerged as an Industry leader, thousands of new press and promotion opportunities have been secured, and service-focused growth-driven organizational policies have been developed and enacted.

Christopher has stewarded the company in securing prominent producing affiliations and led the planning and execution of Folksbiene’s 2015 critically-acclaimed award-winning hit musical The Golden Bride (and its 2016 remount), and the timely and relevant Amerike—The Golden Land. This past season he shepherded Folksbiene’s first Broadway venture as producers on Paula Vogel’s poignant period drama Indecent, which garnered several prominent accolades, including a Tony Award nomination for Best Play.

He is a Founding Board Member of the Immigrant Arts Coalition, a Board Member at the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and serves on Committees for the Producers Guild of America, Off Broadway League, NY Emmy Awards, NYU Alumni Society, NY Festivals, and Mayor’s Cultural Community Council.

In this episode, Christopher discusses his one way ticket to Easter Island! Plus, he shares the vibrant history of the NYTF and the work of the Immigrant Arts Coalition.

Christopher is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Apr 24, 2018

Nikki Dinki is a chef, TV host, cookbook author, blogger, recipe developer, professional voice over artist and terrace gardener living with her family in New York City. She cooks in a way called "Meat on the Side" which focuses on veggies, making them unique and the star of the plate. It's also the title of her terrific cookbook from St. Martin's Griffin.

In this episode, Nikki shares her one way ticket destination to ten years into the future. Plus, Nikki offers fantastic inspiration for "meat on the side" cooking.

Nikki is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Apr 10, 2018

Seth M. Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, water activist and a New York Times bestselling author. He is a campaigner for change in water policy in the US and around the world.

Seth has been recognized for his thought leadership and advocacy on water scarcity and quality. He is the Daniel M. Soref Senior Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Water Policy and his commentary has appeared in many leading publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

He is the author of the award-winning, international bestseller Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World. The book is now available in 15 foreign-language editions and in more than 50 countries. It has won praise from Tony Blair, Michael Bloomberg, Shimon Peres and Robert F. Kennedy, among other global figures. 

Seth has spoken about water issues before hundreds of audiences on four continents, and in more than 60 US cities. He has appeared in Congress, the United Nations, the World Bank, Davos, Google’s headquarters and many other venues as well as dozens of universities, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Seth’s views are regularly featured on TV, radio and in print.

Trained as a lawyer, Seth left the law after only five years, to pursue a business career. The company he co-founded became a worldwide enterprise representing such global brands as Harley-Davidson, AT&T and Coca-Cola, finally being sold to Ford Motor Company. Seth has since devoted the bulk of his energies to community service, while helping to incubate companies in financial services, real estate brokerage and digital entertainment. He also received a Tony Award nomination as a producer of the Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha.

Seth is currently at work on a book about the widespread contamination of America’s drinking water, and what must be done to improve it.

Seth lives in New York, and is married to Rachel Ringler.

In this episode, Seth shares his one way ticket to 1920s & 30s pre-state Israel. He also talks about the world water crisis and how Israel is at the forefront of water technology and management.

Seth is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Mar 27, 2018

Andrea Miller, Artistic Director and choreographer of Brooklyn-based company, GALLIM, has established herself as a perpetually groundbreaking artist who brings unbridled empathy, intimacy, and sensitivity to her work. A sought-after creator and collaborator in dance, film, theater, tech, and fashion, Miller was named 2017/2018 Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, becoming the first choreographer to hold that distinction. Miller's residency opened with Stone Skipping, named 2017 Best Choreography by Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine, a site responsive work for The Temple of Dendur. Miller culminates the Residency with an installation at The Met Breuer (May 2018).

Miller’s highly acclaimed works and commissions have been performed worldwide including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frieze Festival, Art Basel, Carmina Burana at Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center, BAM Next Wave, The Joyce, Jacob's Pillow, Spoleto USA, Theatre National de Chaillot, Grec Festival de Barcelona, The Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, and Canal Madrid. Recent Commissions include Pennsylvania Ballet, NDT2, Bern Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Grace Farms, Noord Nederlands Dans, Peak Performances, and The Kimmel Center. Collaborations in Fashion include Hermès, VOGUE, Lacoste, Calvin Klein, Lane Crawford, Kswiss and Zach Gold. Releasing this year is Miller’s collaboration with film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018), directed by Xavier Dolan.

Additional awards and honors include: Guggenheim Fellow, Sadler’s Wells Jerwood Fellowships, Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship in Choreography, Special Projects Awards and Works in Progress Award, New York City Center Choreography Fellowship, Joyce Theater Artist in Residence, and more.

Miller’s educational programming is run from GALLIM’s Brooklyn home studio and has been brought to Universities and educational centers across the US, recently at Harvard, Juilliard, Barnard, NYU, Marymount, Wesleyan, UCSB, among others.

In this episode, Andrea shares her one way ticket to a society we should all work toward achieving. Andrea also talks about GALLIM, becoming the first choreographer to be named Artist in Residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and answers the question whether anyone can dance!

Andrea is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers, intellectuals and more. 

Mar 13, 2018

Jennifer Abadi lives in New York City and is a researcher, developer, and preserver of Sephardic and Judeo-Arabic recipes and food customs. A culinary expert in the Jewish communities of the Middle East, Mediterranean, Central Asia, and North Africa, Jennifer teaches cooking at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) and at the Jewish Community Center Manhattan (JCC). She also offers private lessons and works for a variety of clients in the New York City area as a personal chef. In addition, Jennifer provides Jewish food and culture tours on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Her first cookbook-memoir, A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes From Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen, is a collection of recipe and stories from her family. Too Good To Passover: Sephardic & Judeo-Arabic Seder Menus and Memories from Africa, Asia and Europe, her second cookbook released in January 2018, specializes in traditional Sephardic, Judeo-Arabic, and Central Asian recipes and customs (covering both pre and post Passover rituals) appealing to Sephardic, Mizrahic, and Ashkenazic individuals who are interested in incorporating something traditional yet new into their Seders.

In this episode, Jennifer shares her one way ticket to be a confectioner in the kitchens of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent during the height of the Ottoman Empire in the mid 16th century! Jennifer also talks about Judeo-Arabic cuisine and the treasures she unearthed in assembling her book, Too Good To Passover.

Jennifer is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more. 

 

Feb 27, 2018

Luke Frazier, a rapidly rising star in the Pops world, has proven himself as both an innately musical conductor and a sensitive pianist. His commitment to re-envisioning pops programming has quickly established him as a dynamic force across the music community. Frazier has demonstrated his versatility and range by conducting in venues both grand and intimate, from Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center to the Rainbow Room. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch put it best, calling Frazier “so talented, and sensitive to every nuance.”

As a testament to his mission to re-imagine pops programming, Frazier founded the American Pops Orchestra in 2015, presenting all original programming. This professional orchestra boasts outstanding musicians from New York and Washington DC, featuring leading Broadway singers, dancers, and celebrity performers. In only three seasons The American Pops Orchestra has already garnered rave reviews, including the following from The New York Times, “As much as any individual singer, what warmed the evening was the sumptuous lilt of The American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier.”

His commitment to the American Songbook is also evident through his involvement on the Board of the Great American Songbook Foundation. In demand as a clinician, adjudicator, and speaker, Luke recently addressed the National Symphony Orchestra’s “Summer Music Institute” students. He appeared as the Keynote Speaker for the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) Award for Excellence in the Arts at the Kennedy Center and also addressed VSA Arts, an international organization for artists with disabilities. Mr. Frazier serves as the Artist in Residence with the DC Youth Orchestra and most recently presented a series concerts celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s birth.

Mr. Frazier has worked with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Renée Fleming, Chita Rivera, Rumer Willis, Andra Day, Darren Criss, Vanessa Williams, Liz Callaway, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mo Rocca, Lea Salonga, Laura Osnes, Eric Owens, Marilyn Maye, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Lindsay Mendez, Michael Feinstein, Christine Ebersole, Elaine Paige, Arturo Sandoval, and Norm Lewis, among many others. 

In this episode, Luke shares his one way ticket to 10 years into the future. He also talks about the American Pops Orchestra, music today and the stimulating Washington, D.C. cultural landscape.

Luke is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more. 

Feb 13, 2018

For over a decade, Jason Van Orden has studied top Internet influencers in order to decode the systems, psychology and strategies they use to launch and grow world-class personal brands and profitable businesses. He’s taught thousands of people around the world how to grow their audience, attract bigger opportunities, expand their influence and have a greater impact in the world. Many of his and students have become top authors, bloggers, podcasters and speakers in their field.

In September of 2005, Jason co-founded the first ever podcast about internet business and online marketing. It quickly became one of the top business podcasts in the world. To this day it’s one of the most profitable podcasts on iTunes — having generated millions of dollars in sales directly from his podcast.

Jason has spoken around the world at some of the biggest conferences (such as CES, National Association of Broadcasters, New Media Expo, and many others) teaching how to use Internet media to launch and grow influential personal brands. In 2006, he wrote the bestselling book, Promoting Your Podcast, in which he was the first to “crack the code” for optimizing podcasts to get maximum exposure on iTunes. His work has been used to teach marketing at the university level and has been referenced on sites such as Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com. He also practices what he preaches, having created multiple world-class, influential brands of his own.

In this episode, Jason shares his one way ticket to his mid 20s just after he got married. He also talks about podcasting and building yourself as your own brand.

Jason is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

 

Jan 30, 2018

Georgie Badiel is the Founder of The Georgie Badiel Foundation which focuses on providing access to clean water and sanitation facilities and services to the people of Burkina Faso.

Born in Abidjan, Georgie was raised between Cote D’Ivoire and Burkina Faso. She was named Miss Burkina Faso 2003 and Miss Africa 2004. She is the co-author of The Water Princess and has always been a true citizen of the world. As a model, she loves working in fashion; as an activist, the Georgie Badiel Foundation is her passion. 

As young girl, Georgie used to walk for 3 hours every day to fetch water. After traveling the world, Georgie went to visit her sister who was almost nine months pregnant. Her sister still needed to awaken between 2 am and 4 am to get water. Inspired by this experience and in response to the critical need for water and sanitation for tens of millions just like her sister, Georgie founded the Georgie Badiel Foundation in 2015.

In this episode, Georgie shares her one way ticket to a new Burkina Faso. She also shares the beauty of the country and its people.

Georgie is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

 

Jan 16, 2018

Corporate Executive by day.

Celia Berk has spent over 20 years at WPP, the world’s largest marketing communications company.  As Chief Employee Experience Officer, J. Walter Thompson, she reports to the CEO and focuses on ensuring the work lives of JWT employees are as rewarding as possible. As Group Talent Partner, WPP she reports to the company’s Chief Transformation Officer and works with over 50 global account teams to advance WPP’s strategic focus on “horizontality.”

Award-winning Singer by night.

Celia set out to have a life in the theatre, and returned to performing in 2009. She is the recipient of the 2017 BroadwayWorld Award for Best Female Vocalist and her highly anticipated second album, MANHATTAN SERENADE, won the 2017 LaMott Friedman Award. Of her extended run of shows at New York’s Metropolitan Room celebrating its release, Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times, “Ms. Berk makes you feel about New York the same way a Cole Porter song makes you feel about Paris.”  It received the 2016 BroadwayWorld Award for Best New York Cabaret Show, Female.  Rex Reed calls Celia "One of the best singers I've heard in a long time" and Michael Feinstein says, “I so enjoy Celia’s beautiful vocal sound and style, and her taste in song choices.” MANHATTAN SERENADE is arranged and conducted by Alex Rybeck and co-produced by Tony Award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer, the team behind her 2014 debut album YOU CAN’T RUSH SPRING. That album and Celia’s solo cabaret debut, directed by Jeff Harnar, earned Celia a 2015 Bistro Award: Vocalist, 2015 MAC Award: New York Debut – Female, 2015 BroadwayWorld Award for Best New York Cabaret Debut, and The 2015 Margaret Whiting Award. Celia has made memorable appearances at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Town Hall.

MANHATTAN SERENADE and YOU CAN’T RUSH SPRING are available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby.com, and Pandora. More information can be found at GramercyNightingale.com and at Facebook.com/Instagram/Twitter/YouTube: CeliaBerkMusic

Paying it forward through Philanthropy.

Celia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Hofstra University and serves on the school’s Women in Leadership initiative. She is on the Advisory Council of the National Executive Service Corps, and sits on the Global Advisory Board for the Future of Advertising Project at Wharton. She is a Trustee of the Nina Abrams Fund. 

In this episode, Celia shares her one way ticket to the "present perfect". She also talks about music, music and more music! And of course, the episode features Celia taking to the mic on three enchanting tunes. 

Celia is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

 

Jan 2, 2018

Michael is an award-winning filmmaker who began his career as a film student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he won the William Morris Screenwriting Award for his short film KILLIN' TIME and later graduated with top honors after receiving the school's most prestigious filmmaking award, the merit-based WTC Johnson Fellowship.

He went on to study with director Cory Allen and legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner and has written and/or directed several award-winning feature films and scripts including PLAYBACK (starring Christian Slater), JUST PECK (starring Brie Larson), and the animated feature BUNYAN & BABE (starring John Goodman).

As a cinematographer, Nickles has shot several acclaimed documentaries, including HANDS ON A HARDBODY, which won the Audience Award at the AFI Festival and which was recently turned into a Broadway musical. He also shot the travel doc MIKE'S INDIAN and the rock-doc MOTORCITY MOTOR MOUTH along with several music videos and behind-the-scenes episodes on musical artists for MTV and VH1.

Most recently, Nickles wrote, directed and produced the Main-based holiday/comedy HOLLY STAR and is the Executive Producer of Heather Graham's directorial debut HALF MAGIC. He is also the writer/director of the upcoming international thriller CIRCLE 9.

 

In this episode, Michael shares his one way ticket to the state of his best self. He also talks about the making of the film "Swing Away", the many charms of Greece, and offers advise for up and coming filmmakers.

Michael is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Dec 19, 2017

Conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather is Music Director of New York City’s The Dessoff Choirs, known for performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. An Assistant Professor, he is Director of Choral Studies and Voice Department Coordinator at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Artist in Residence at Union Theological Seminary, and Artistic Director of Voices of Haiti, a 60-member children’s choir in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, operated by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. Merriweather is also in demand as a baritone soloist, often performing throughout the eastern United States.

During the summer of 2017, Merriweather led Voices of Haiti in performances with Andrea Bocelli at Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico, Italy and for Pope Francis at the Vatican. Other conducting highlights of the 2017-18 season include: David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem, Bach’s Singet dem Herrn, BWV 225, and Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229 with The Dessoff Choirs; Handel’s Messiah at Brooklyn College and the Harvard Club of New York; and Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (Concert Selections) and Honegger’s King David at Brooklyn College. Recent conducting highlights have included Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Orff’s Carmina Burana.

Solo engagements for the 2017-18 season include the premiere of Sanctuary Road by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec with Kent Tritle and the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall; and Fauré’s Requiem and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem​ with Christopher Shepard and The Masterwork Chorus.

Recent performances have included the baritone solos in Rautavaara’s Vigilia as a part of the Great Music in a Great Space series at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; the music of William Byrd with Parthenia; and Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem with the Grace Choral Society. Additionally, Merriweather has been featured as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Dessoff Choirs, the New York Choral Society, and Bach Vespers Choir and Orchestra at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York City. The baritone has also premiered contemporary solo works by Eve Beglarian, John Liberatore, Ju Ri Seo, Douglas Fisk, and James Adler, and he has been a fellowship recipient at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center.

Merriweather holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the studio of Kent Tritle at the Manhattan School of Music, where his doctoral dissertation, Now I Walk in Beauty, Gregg Smith: A Biography and Complete Works Catalog, constituted the first complete works list for the composer and conductor. He received Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting and in Vocal Performance from the studio of Rita Shane at the Eastman School of Music, as well as a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Syracuse University, summa cum laude.

Merriweather’s professional affiliations include membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, the American Choral Directors Association, and Chorus America, and he sits on the Board of Directors of the New York Choral Consortium.

In this episode, Malcolm shares his one way ticket to join the Fisk University Jubilee Singers on their first tour in 1871! He also talks about his work with the Voices of Haiti, the life of a Conductor, and his eclectic play list.

Malcolm is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they'd go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind.

Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca; ; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

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