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Dec 20, 2016

Geoffrey Kent has been inspiring travelers to discover the world in a uniquely stylish manner since founding Abercrombie & Kent with his parents in 1962. Kent has served as President of the Prince of Wales Foundation in the United States and as Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council. In April 2012, he was named to the British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the travel industry, and in December 2014, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Travel Weekly.

Geoffrey Kent is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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: Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Dec 6, 2016

Alan Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor Emeritus of Law at Harvard Law School. He joined the faculty there at age 25 and at just 28, became the youngest full professor in the Law School’s history.

Professor Dershowitz has published well over 1000 articles, has written more than 30 books, has taught subjects ranging from philosophy to delicatessens, has advised many world leaders and has participated in some of the most famous precedent-setting legal cases of the past fifty years.

Professor Dershowitz is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Nov 22, 2016

Ronald Blumer has written, produced, or co-produced eighty documentary films, including three series with Bill Moyers: “Creativity”, “A Walk Through the Twenty Century” and “The U.S. Constitution”. For PBS, he has written & co-produced the six-part series, “Liberty! The American Revolution”, a three-part mini-series on the life of “Benjamin Franklin” and “American Photography, A Century of Images”. He also co-wrote an episode of Ric Burns' “New York”.

Blumer’s written a program on the 1929 stock market crash for “The American Experience”, in the PBS series “Dancing” and “Discovering Women”, the Turner Broadcasting series “Portrait of America”, a one-hour dramatic film, and “An Empire of Reason” on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

His script for the National Film Board's “Paperland, The Bureaucrat Observed”, won the Canadian Film Academy's award for best non-fiction script. He wrote treatments for a six-hour dramatic series on the life of Prime Minister Mackenzie King for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and for PBS's four-hour special on the life of Lyndon Johnson. He worked on the design and scripted interactive exhibits for the new National Constitution Center in Philadelphia as well as interactive exhibits for “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” now touring the country and a video on the history of the First Amendment for the Newseum which opened in Washington, D.C. in 2008. Blumer wrote a NOVA episode on the re-encasement of the founding documents (a short version which is currently showing to all visitors to the National Archives in Washington). He wrote a film on the Mariinsky opera & ballet, “The Sacred Stage”, which premiered at the Kennedy Center.

In 2006 he wrote the two part PBS series “The New Medicine”. His two-hour PBS program on the life of Alexander Hamilton was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award in 2008 as was his work “Dolley Madison” in 2011.

A U.S. citizen born in Montreal, Canada, Blumer received a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, a Master’s degree in Film Production from Boston University and was in the Ph.D. Communications program at McGill University where he was John Grierson's assistant (Grierson coined the word "documentary" film).

His articles have been anthologized in various books and publications including film program notes for the Museum of Modern Art. He has written a book on the film director Donald Brittain and co-authored the companion book to The New Medicine.

Blumer has taught documentary film research and writing at New York University's Film School. In recent years he has been invited as a guest speaker at the History Departments of Yale University and Princeton University, the films schools of York University in Toronto, The New School in New York and The University of North Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth. He also gave presentations at The American Revolution Round Table, The New York Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The New York Bar Association.

His work has received thirty major awards including five Emmy’s and a George Foster Peabody.

Ronald is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Nov 8, 2016

Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who works from his home office in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the top-rated business podcast, The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which has earned over 30 million downloads, multiple awards and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor for LeadPages and other companies in the digital marketing arena.

Pat is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Oct 25, 2016

Middlemarch Films, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Ellen Hovde (now retired) and Muffie Meyer. Over the past thirty years, Middlemarch Films has produced more than one hundred films and videos. These have been distributed nationally and internationally in theaters, on television, in the home video and educational markets. All of Middlemarch's major productions have opened to extremely favorable reviews in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, People, and many more. Their productions include documentaries, theatrical features, video series and children's films, for which they have won numerous awards: Emmys, Cine Gold Eagles, the Japan Prize, Christopher Awards, the Freddy Award, the Columbia-DuPont and the George Foster Peabody Awards for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Their works has been selected for festivals in Japan, Greece, London, Edinburgh, Cannes, Toronto, Chicago and New York. They have been twice honored by the Directors Guild of America.

Meyer is currently in the last stages of fundraising for a 2-hour special about Stalin and his legacy. She has produced and/or directed numerous major series and specials. These include "LIBERTY! THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION", a six-hour mini-series for PBS (Peabody Award); "ALEXANDER HAMILTON", a two-part program for PBS; "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN", a three-part mini-series for PBS (Emmy); "GREY GARDENS", a theatrically released documentary that received much acclaim, (co-directed with the Maysles Brothers & Ellen Hovde); "MYSTERY OF MATTER", broadcast fall 2015 on PBS (Emmy); "MAKING ROUNDS", released theatrically winter 2015; "SAVING THE NATIONAL TREASURES", a NOVA Special about the National Archives' restoration of the Declaration of Independence; "TWYLA ON TWYLA", Middlemarch's third film with choreographer, Twyla Tharp; "AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY - A CENTURY OF IMAGES", a three-hour series for PBS about the impact of photography on America in the 20th century; "BEHIND THE SCENES", a ten-part children's series (PBS) on the arts featuring David Hockney, Julie Taymor, Max Roach, Matt Groening and others; "THE CRASH OF 1929", tracing the economic boom, the "New Era" of prosperity, that ends with the great stock market crash of 1929; "AN EMPIRE OF REASON", a docu-drama about the debate surrounding New York State's ratification of the United States Constitution, starring Walter Cronkite, John Chancellor, William F. Buckley, Jr., Phil Donahue, Robert MacNeil, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Forrest Sawyer, Andrea Mitchell, Governors Mario Cuomo, Tom Kean, Mayor Ed Koch and more; "THE NEW MEDICINE", a two-hour special for PBS about the humanistic practice of medicine; "EARTH EXPLORER", follows a geophysicist as she investigates the break-up of the North American continent; "ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE", a feature film for ABC, released theatrically in 1982 and based on stories by Grace Paley, written by John Sayles, starring Ellen Barkin, David Strathairn and Kevin Bacon.

Middlemarch Films has also produced corporate films for clients including: Morgan Stanley, Sullivan and Cromwell, Johnson & Johnson, and Kodak.

Muffie is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Oct 11, 2016

Lauren Streicher, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s Medical School, The Feinberg School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. Dr. Streicher is a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc., The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, The Scientific Network on Female Sexual Health and Cancer, The Association for Gynecologic Laparoscopy, and is a Certified Menopause Practitioner of The North American Menopause Society.

Dr. Streicher appears frequently in the media and is a recurrent guest on shows such as WGN News, The Steve Harvey Show, The Doctor Oz Show, The Today Show and Good Morning America. Her consumer articles can be found on Drstreicher.com and EverydayHealth.com.  She serves on the Editorial Advisory board for Prevention Magazine. In 2015 she released a comprehensive sexual health book: Sex Rx: Hormones, Health and Your Best Sex EverDr. Streicher has also published, The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy, (2004 and 2013).

Dr. Streicher is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Sep 27, 2016

Joshua Hammer was born in New York and educated at Princeton University.

Between 1992 and 2006 he served as Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent At Large on five continents. He is currently a freelance writer based in Berlin, a contributing editor to Smithsonian and Outside, and a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New York Times Magazine. Hammer is the author of four non-fiction books and won the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2016.

Josh is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Sep 13, 2016

Mignon Fogarty is the founder the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network, the creator of of the Grammar Girl website, and the creator and host of the Grammar Girl podcast.

Mignon is the author of the New York Times best-seller Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and six other books on writing. She appeared as a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times, Business Week, the Washington Post, USA Today, CNN.com, and more. She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame and is also the Donald W. Reynolds Chair of Media Entrepreneurship in the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Mignon is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Aug 30, 2016
Gary Mancuso yearned to travel ever since he was a boy.  
 
Then, the summer before his senior year in high school, he left his family home in Ohio and drove to California.  Arriving in Los Angeles with four dollars in his pocket, he slept on the beach for a spell until he got his footing.  
 
When he wasn't off wondering somewhere he studies economics, communications and political science and got a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.  
 
Before setting off on the journey that became the subject of his book, Gary headed business development in the trading room of a large regional bank.  Along with his passion for travel, he is an avid trekker, swimmer, scuba diver, environmentalist, and private pilot.
 
Gary is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Aug 16, 2016
A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is Americas most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist.
Known in the industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the travel editor for CBS News,
appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday
Morning, among other broadcast platforms.
 
The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Greenberg hosts the television show, “The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg,” airing on Public Television. The series offers 42 half-hour episodes with cutting-edge travel information and insider tips you need to know before you ever leave home, plus in-depth reports on the good, bad, and yes, even ugly aspects of travel.
 
Greenberg also produces and co-hosts an ongoing series of acclaimed public television specials, “The Royal Tour,” featuring personal, one-on-one journeys through countries with their heads of state. Along with such figures as the King of Jordan, Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Israel and presidents of Mexico and Peru. Greenbergs newest special features the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa.
 
Among other television projects, Greenberg is creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBCs specials “Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life” and “Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas,” and is co-executive producer of “Baggage Battles,” airing on the Travel Channel, and The History Channels two-hour special “Lost Magic.” On
radio he hosts the nationally syndicated show “Peter Greenberg Worldwide,” broadcast each week from a different remote location worldwide, and is heard on hundreds of radio stations across the U.S.
 
Greenberg is also author of The New York Times best-selling Travel Detective series. His most recent book, The Best Places for Everything, comes in the wake of such titles as Don’t Go There! and The Complete Travel Detective Bible. He has also been a featured guest on CNN, “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Rachael Ray Show,” and “The View.”
 
Travel Weekly named him one of the most influential people in travel, along with Bill Marriott and Richard Branson. In 2012, he was inducted into the U.S. Travel Associations Hall of Leaders for his contributions to the travel industry. Among his other honors, Greenberg received a News & Documentary Emmy Award as part of the “Dateline” team for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story, “Miracle on the Hudson.”
 
Peter began his career in journalism as West Coast correspondent for Newsweek in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He won a national Emmy Award (Best Investigative Reporting) for his ABC “20/20” special on the final orphan flight out of Vietnam, “What Happened to the Children?” Greenberg also received an Emmy Award for
“Miracle on the Hudson” for NBC Dateline.
 
His website, PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the leading travel news resources for consumers and industry insiders alike. When he is not traveling the globe, Greenberg also serves as an active volunteer firefighter in New York.
 
Peter is just one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli"); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Aug 2, 2016

Larry Potash

Larry joined WGN-TV News in August 1994 and has been anchoring WGN Morning News since 1995, just one year after its inception. 

Larry does in-depth stories about history, science, religion and more. In 1996, he travelled to Asia to do a multi-part series on the culture of Hong Kong and the transition to Chinese sovereignty. His daily feature, “Larry’s World,” takes a look at the offbeat, fun and sometimes lesser known facts behind various pop culture phenomena and television news-making itself.

Larry has been recognized for his achievements in broadcasting. Four of his nine Emmy Awards have been for Best Anchor. The Illinois Broadcasters Association also honored Larry with nine Silver Dome awards for Best Anchor in Chicago.

Larry came to WGN-TV from KOTV-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a weekend anchor and political reporter. Prior to that, Larry worked at WFIE-TV in Evansville, Indiana, as a morning anchor. He also reported and anchored for KLMG-TV in Longview, Texas.

Larry received his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston.

Robin Baumgarten

Three-time Emmy Award winner Robin Baumgarten co-anchors the WGN Morning News from 6-10am. Robin joined the show in 1996 as airborne traffic reporter and transportation reporter.

When WGN Morning News expanded to 4 hours in 2004, she became the solo anchor of the 5 am show. In 2004, Robin became the main anchor of WGN Morning News, from 5:30 am to 9 am. When the show expanded in 2013, she extended her duties again to cover the 6-10 am hours. In addition to anchoring, Robin enjoys reporting on stories unique to Chicago and the South Side.

Prior to joining WGN-TV, Robin worked at Shadow Broadcast Services in Chicago. During that time, she worked as a traffic, news and sports reporter for WLUP Radio’s Jonathon Brandmeier Show.

She also worked as a traffic reporter for CLTV News, and spent one year doing freelance work with ABC Sports.

Robin received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a proud Illini alumna. She is a lifelong Chicagoan, born and raised in South suburban Burbank, and has two daughters.

Larry & Robin are just two of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jul 20, 2016

Lou Mongello was among the first to experience Walt Disney World in November, 1971. Today, he makes a career as a Disney author, host, publisher, historian, speaker and trusted Disney expert and creates unique content via a variety of multimedia outlets.  A former attorney and owner of an IT consulting firm in New Jersey, Lou left the practice of law to move with his family to Florida, pursue his passion, and follow a dream of sharing his love for Disney with others.

Beginning in 2003, Lou launched his first Disney web site, and had his first two Walt Disney World Trivia Books published. Lou started podcasting in early 2005 and has been awarded Best Travel Podcast for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

In 2015, Lou’s WDW Radio show was ranked the #2 overall podcast in iTunes!

Lou has expanded his offerings to include a continuing series of Audio Guides to Walt Disney World, as well as videos, events, and live broadcasts for WDWRadio.com. In 2014, he wrote and published his “102 Ways to Save Money For and At Walt Disney World” book in print and digital formats. He founded the Dream Team Project to help grant the wishes of children with serious illnesses to visit Walt Disney World through the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, and has raised more than $250,000.00 to date.

A social media pioneer and influencer, Lou connects with his loyal audiences (he prefers “friends”) via a variety of online social networks, and also hosts monthly meet-ups in Walt Disney World and around the country. As one of the leading authorities on Disney, podcasting and new media, Lou is frequently interviewed by the media for expert perspective and analysis. He has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Boston.com, VentureBeat, Bloomberg Business, WPIX 11 TV New York, CBS 46 News Atlanta, AOL.com, Parenting Magazine, Readers’ Digest, Fodors, Robert Scoble and numerous others.

Lou is one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jul 15, 2016

Shalom Klein serves as Director of Communications for The S4 Group, a full-service government affairs firm.  As Vice President, Shalom has grown, managed and developed Moshe Klein, & Associates and MKA Receivables.  Shalom oversees a staff of more than 10 associates and the operations of three offices, as well as handling client relationships and consulting opportunities.  He also oversees a college and career program at Fasman Yeshiva High School, Hanna Sachs Bais Yaakov and Lubavitch Girls High School.

As Founder of Jewish B2B Networking and Jewish Business News, Shalom Klein saw a need in the small business and Jewish communities and created the vision for what is now the premiere business and employment networking organization across the Midwest.  Shalom plans and runs events, oversees volunteers, meets with members / participants, and consults with other organizations in how to plan similar resources.  He was also engaged in December 2013 to become the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park, leading marketing and economic development efforts in the Chicago community, which includes Devon Avenue.

Shalom received Keshet’s 2013 Community Service Award, the ATT’s Young Leadership Award, multiple proclamations from the Illinois General Assembly, Senate, City of Chicago and the Illinois Villages of Lincolnwood, Evanston, and Skokie.  He earned his Certificate in Jewish Leadership from Northwestern University and Master of Arts degree in Jewish Professional Studies with a concentration in non-profit management along with a Certificate in Jewish Arts Education from Spertus Institute.  Shalom is a bone marrow donor and received honorary initiation from the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, and has been named “Jewish Community Hero” by Jewish Federations of North America and listed as one of the “36 under 36″ by the Jewish United Fund.  Shalom’s work has been discussed twice on the floor of the United States Congress.

Shalom is one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jun 22, 2016

The New York Times has called him "a public relations all-star who knows everything about new media and then some", while Investor's Business Daily has labeled him "crazy, but effective". 

Peter Shankman is a spectacular example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. A bestselling author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about Customer Service, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, PR, marketing and advertising.

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week. HARO’s tagline, “Everyone is an Expert at Something”, proves over and over again to be true, as thousands of new members join at helpareporter.com each week. In June of 2010, less than two years after Peter started HARO in his apartment, it was acquired by Cision, Inc.

Peter is the founder of ShankMinds: Breakthrough, a private online entrepreneurial community, with members in more-than ten countries. Peter also hosts the award-winning podcast on ADD and ADHD, Faster Than Normal, which is helping to turn the conversation around ADHD from curse to gift, by interviewing successful people who have made ADHD their secret superpower.  Peter’s Customer Service and Social Media clients have included American Express, Sprint, The US Department of Defense, Royal Bank of Canada, Snapple Beverage Group, Saudi Aramco, Foley Hoag, LLP, NASA, Haworth, Walt Disney World, Abercrombie and Kent, The Ad Council, Discovery Networks, New Frontier Media, Napster, Juno, Dream Catcher Destinations Club, Harrah’s Hotels, and many, many others.

Peter is the author of four books: Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015); Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is Over, and Collaboration Is In (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013,); Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World (Que Biz-Tech 2010,); and Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work--And Why Your Company Needs Them (Wiley and Sons, 2006,). 

He’s a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and tradeshows worldwide, including:  South by Southwest, Affiliate Summit, BlogWorld, TBEX, The Public Relations Society of America, CTIA, CTAM, CES, PMA, OMMA, Mobile Marketing Asia, and the Direct Marketing Association.

Peter is an angel investor in early stage startup companies, sits on multiple advisory boards, and is honored to sit on the NASA Civilian Advisory Council, appointed to his position by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

A marketing pundit for several national and international news channels, including Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, Peter is frequently quoted in major media and trade publications, including:  The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, The Associated Press, Reuters and USA Today.

A proud Boston University graduate, Peter started his career at America Online as a Senior News Editor, helping found the AOL Newsroom and spearheading coverage of the Democratic and Republican 1996 conventions, which marked the first time an online news service covered any major political event.

Born and raised in New York City, Peter still resides there with his beautiful wife and daughter, and two cats. In the few hours of spare time Peter has per month he’s completed 13 marathons, seven Olympic distance triathlons, two half-Ironman triathlons, and one full Ironman Triathlon. He’s also a “B” licensed skydiver with over 400 jumps. In 2011, Peter authored a tweet that was voted as one of the Top Ten Tweets of the year by Twitter, out of more than 160,000,000,000 tweets sent.

Peter is one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Jun 7, 2016

Dr. Efraim Chalamish is a powerful public speaker whose intellect and passion have seen him travel across the globe to lecture, provide high-level government counsel, educate and inspire.

Efraim has worked in international legal practices in New York, Paris, and Israel.  His work has included international arbitration disputes, energy and cross-border transactions for multinational clients.  He has been teaching International Investment Law and Energy Deals at New York University and serves as a visiting professor at IESE Business School.

He was selected to be a Global Fellow at New York University, where he explored global governance of corporations and multilateral institutions, the intersection of business and national security, energy and sovereign wealth funds’ economics and policy, international investment arbitration, and global governance and financial regulation.

His articles have been published in leading journals and magazines in the US and Europe.  An exclusive contributor to Economonitor of Roubini Global Economics and regular analyst for The Huffington Post, Project Syndicate, The Gulf Times, The Jerusalem Post, The marker, Haaretz and Jewish Week.

Efraim was the founder and president of the Global Center for Economic Development and Security and is distinguished by his passion for law, Israel and empowering others to better understand complex realities and make informed choices.

He has worked intimately with the sovereign funds and asset management industry and provided advice on funds’ governance, investment management and risk allocation. 

Efraim has been consistently involved in public service and diplomacy.  He is highly committed to helping various non-profit organizations with their strategic thinking and leadership needs and is a frequent guest speaker at many international institutions, communities and universities.  He has the ability to transmit complicated concepts in a straightforward and accessible manner.

He was named by the French Government as a Future Global Leader for 2011.  He has served as a board member and a Permanent Representative to the United Nations of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and was the founding Co-Chairman of the American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS.  Dr. Chalamish is a recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships, such as “36 under 36” of the Jewish world and Goldman International Fellowship.

Efraim is a sought after and dynamic public speaker and his presentations have consistently engaged and inspired around the world.

Dr. Chalamish is one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

May 24, 2016

A “celebrity photographer who also photographs celebrities”, Russel Wong is one of the most profiled photographers in Singapore and Asia.  He enjoys the acclaim of being the first Singaporean to break into the notoriously difficult Hollywood movie industry, and is also among the elite photographers commissioned to photograph covers for Time magazine.

From his beginnings in sports photography covering world record miler Sebastian Coe, Russel went on to carry out coveted photographic work for Nike, capturing luminaries including Carl Lewis, Mary Decker and John McEnroe.  A Fine Arts degree in Photography from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles followed, and it was then that Russel began to establish a name for himself in international fashion photography, working for the world-renown Elite Modeling Agency.

His celebrity fashion spreads for the Los Angeles Times opened the door to working with top celebrities like Joan Chen, Isabella Rossellini, Oliver Stone, Paloma Picasso, Michael Jackson, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Glenn Close, David Lynch, Bruce Willis, and Jackie Chan.  In developing a signature style amidst this highly competitive culture of fashion photography, Russel strove to distinguish his work by re-defining and re-styling the images of these glamorous figures with greater depth, texture and imagination.  Supermodels, designers and musicians soon populated his portfolio – Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valetta, Kenzo, Anna Sui, Yo Yo Ma, and Luciano Pavarotti.

The establishment of his photographic studio in Singapore in 1989 brought in accounts with Raffles Hotel, Singapore Airlines, Cartier, American Express, Nike, British Airways, Sony, Visa, Compaq, Four Seasons Hotel, Nokia, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, the Development Bank of Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Telecoms and Apple.  Meanwhile, the success of his commercial work also began to draw the attention of leading publications, which all sought Russel’s work to grace their covers.  These include the debut cover of Vogue Singapore, and international covers for Time, Fortune, Elle, GQ, Marie Claire, New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

The allure and acclaim of Russel’s work draws from his ability to infuse his commercial accounts with creative elements, combined with a sensitive, thoughtful take on his subjects.  This is clearly in the vein of the photographers he admires and appreciates – Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Herb Ritts.  Such balance and versatility may be seen in Russel’s work photographing stories and fashion spreads for movie sets, such as Oliver Stone’s Heaven and Earth, and publicity shoots for Lee Ang’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Zhang Yimou’s Hero and House of Flying Daggers, as well as portraits of Asian movie starts like Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fatt, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi.

Russel’s latest work in filmmaking has also been an impactful one, having recently attended the prestigious New York University Film Program, and with plans underway for directing his first feature film.  To date, he has directed numerous award-winning commercials, from a Breast Cancer spot that earned him a CLIO award – the advertising industry’s Oscar equivalent – to commercials for Discovery Channel featuring Joan Chen, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung.  Also referred to as “The Richard Avedon of Asia” by many, he was recently commissioned to photograph a set of portraits for the Prime Minister of Singapore.

Today, Russel’s photography continues to make its mark both regionally and internationally.  In its millennium issue, a top regional magazine voted Russel as one of the Asians to look out for in the next millennium.  He is the first Singaporean photographer to have a solo exhibition at the Singapore Art Museum (Russel Wong:  1980 – 2005), and also the first and only photographer to be invited for the art residency at the renowned Singapore Tyler Print Institute.  In addition, his art works can be found in public and private collections, with his “Bamboo Forest” print going for a record US$40,000 at a recent Christies auction in Hong Kong.

Russel is one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.  

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett;  CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

May 10, 2016

Prince Dimitrije "Dimitri" Karađorđević was born on 18 June 1958 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.  Also known as Dimitri Karageorgevich, or Dimitri Karađorđević, he is the Founder, President and Creative Director of the jewelry firm bearing his name, "Prince Dimitri Company".

Prince Dimitri was raised in Versailles, and attended boarding schools in France and Switzerland, before graduating from the University of Paris with a degree in Business Law. He then moved to New York City in 1983.

Originally pursuing a career on Wall Street, he decided to move into the field of jewelry. He was offered a position in Sotheby's jewelry department, eventually rising to Senior Vice President. During his 15 years at Sotheby's, he also became an appraiser and studied gemology.

In 1999, Prince Dimitri began designing jewelry, with a collection of gemstone cufflinks that was sold at Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. He also designed a line of women's jewelry for Barneys New York and Neiman Marcus. In 2002, he moved to the Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg auction house to head their jewelry department. In 2007, he and business partner Todd Morley founded the Prince Dimitri Company. His jewelry has also been sold at auction by Christie's.

Prince Dimitri was named to the International Best Dressed List's Hall of Fame in 1994.

In 1958, with his brother, Prince Michael of Yugoslavia, they became the first set of twins born to Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and his first wife, Princess Maria Pia of Savoy, the eldest daughter of Umberto II of Italy.  Alexander and Maria Pia had a second set of twins, Prince Sergius and Princess Helene of Yugoslavia in 1963.  Prince Dimitri has a younger half-brother, Prince Dushan of Yugoslavia, from his father's second marriage to Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein.

Prince Dimitri belongs to the cadet branch of the Royal House of Yugoslavia, descending from Prince Regent Paul of Yugoslavia. He is a third cousin of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia.

His maternal grandmother was Princess Marie José of Belgium, whose father was Albert I, King of the Belgians. His paternal grandmother was Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (sister of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent). His paternal great-grandfather was Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, an avid oil painter and son of George I (1845–1913), King of the Hellenes. His paternal great-great grandfather was the Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia, patron of the avant-garde, who spurred the creation of the Ballets Russes. From here, Prince Dimitri’s lineage of creativity can be followed, as can his curiosity and love for fine gems and jewelry. It was his paternal grandmother who related first-hand the magnificence of the jewelry collection of her mother and grandmothers. His great-grandmother Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia had inherited all of the diamonds belonging to her mother, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, a collection renowned the world over for its lavish, exquisite breadth.

Prince Dimitri is also a first cousin of Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice, the son and heir of the pretender to the throne of Italy, and also first cousin of the actress Catherine Oxenberg. Through Prince Dimitri's parents he is related to every royal family in Europe, making him over 1000th in the line of succession to the British throne.

Prince Dimitri is one of the extraordinary guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show.  

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett;  CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Apr 26, 2016

Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician.  With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the U.S., with Oscar winning composers and symphony orchestras, for NFL halftime shows and major sporting events while surrounded by 70,000 people, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at The White House, Michael has made a name for himself around the world as an extremely talented and innovative illusionist and entertainer.

He has starred in NBC's "The World's Most Dangerous Magic" television special, The CW's "Masters of Illusion" series, and Pop Network's "Don't Blink" series, and has been featured in FOX's "Bones" series, the "Hollywood Christmas Parade" on The CW, "Entertainment Tonight", "Access Hollywood", "SportsCenter", "NBA on TNT", "New York Today", "FOX & Friends", and "The Bold and the Beautiful".  Michael was recently featured on the cover of TV Times magazine, released in newspapers across the U.S. Entertainment Weekly named Michael as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience”.

Michael has also pioneered live magic in one of the most challenging environments imaginable, major-league football stadiums, baseball stadiums, and basketball arenas for NFL and NBA halftime shows and large-scale sporting event shows.  For example, at Bank of America Stadium, Michael caused people to appear, disappear, shrink in size, and levitate above the 50-yard line, while 70,000 people witnessed the magic with a 360 degree view.  At Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium, Michael performed one of the largest live interactive illusions in history when he read the minds of all 45,000 people in the stadium at the same time.  At University of Phoenix Stadium, for the Arizona Cardinals, Michael's halftime show was part of large-scale entertainment at the game, which included legendary rock band Journey who performed the national anthem.  Michael's performance for halftime at the Chicago Bulls NBA playoff game at United Center in Chicago caused commentators Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley to comment in amazement during the live national broadcast on TNT.

Michael was recently honored to be the first Illusionist ever invited to perform in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC.  During this remarkable celebration of the U.S., Michael levitated a girl high above one of the floats as it moved down Constitution Avenue, while a live audience of 250,000 people lined the streets.

This is magic on a major scale.

Make sure you catch Michael when he stars in Season Three of the hit CW series "Masters of Illusion", premiering in the summer of 2016. 

Michael is one of the extraordinary people featured on The One Way Ticket Show.  

In the podcast, 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett;  CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

 

Apr 13, 2016

Steven Shalowitz is the Host of The One Way Ticket Show.  In the podcast, he 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.

Several of Steven's guests have included:  Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett;  CNN's Richard Quest & Bill Weir; Journalist-Humorist-Actor Mo Rocca (of CBS Sunday Morning & The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli" fame); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; as well as leading photographers, artists, writers and more.

Mar 15, 2016

The Secretary-General appointed Mr. Edmond Mulet (Guatemala) to serve as his Chef de Cabinet effective 2 December 2015. Mr. Mulet has most recently been serving as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, since 1 June 2011, a function that he had previously held from 2007 to 2010. In this function, he has helped oversee and manage operations on four continents, in a period when peacekeeping operations reached historic heights in levels of deployment, troops and police contributors, budgets and complexity of mandates. Mr. Mulet has served twice as Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), most recently in 2010-2011. In 2010, he deployed to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the January earthquake and led the United Nations’ contribution to the country’s recovery, from the provision of humanitarian assistance to reconstruction to the holding of presidential elections. During his tenure in MINUSTAH from 2006 to 2007, the Mission worked in close partnership with the Haitian authorities and international partners to make significant improvements in the country’s stability and to undertake key institutional reforms. Prior to his appointment with the United Nations, Mr. Mulet served his country as a diplomat and a legislator, having been posted as Ambassador both to the European Union and to the United States, and having served as a member of Guatemala’s National Congress for some 12 years, including one term as President of the National Congress. During his years in the legislature, he was intensely involved in the Central American peace process, the Esquipulas Accords and the Guatemalan Peace negotiations. Mr. Mulet was educated in Guatemala, Canada, the US and Switzerland. In addition to his public service, he worked for many years as a journalist and as a legal counsellor to public institutions and for the private sector, including as manager of several private enterprises and as senior partner in a legal consulting firm. Born in Guatemala in 1951, Mr. Mulet is married and has two children. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French, and understands Portuguese and Haitian Creole.

Feb 16, 2016

Chris McGinnis is the Founder of the Travel Skills Group, and the purveyor of the popular travelskills.com website which offers money-saving, comfort-enhancing travel advice, with a business travel bent. During Chris’ more than 25 years in the industry he’s done it all -- from being the travel columnist for BBC.com to travel correspondent for CNN Headline News.  His popular Frequent Travel Advisor column is a mainstay on SFgate.com, the website of his adopted-hometown newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle.  Chris regularly comments about travel trends on TV, and creates occasional special business/luxury travel sections for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Bloomberg-BusinessWeek magazines. The author of two books on business travel, Chris is a regular speaker and panel moderator.

Feb 2, 2016

For more than 30 years, Jeffrey Shaw has been a portrait photographer whose images have appeared in numerous publications, including People and O Magazines. These days, Jeffrey’s attention has turned to numerous other pursuits, including business coaching and speaking. He’s a self-proclaimed freedom fighter for the Uncommon Entrepreneur -- encouraging talented individuals and transformation agents to use their natural creative strengths to build businesses that are profitable and fulfilling, so they can make a living doing what they love. Jeffrey’s also the host of the popular podcast, Creative Warriors, often ranked as one of iTunes hottest business podcasts. He’s a contributor to the Huffington Post, and creator of the online training program The Creative Warrior Unleashed.

Jan 19, 2016

John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EOFire, an award winning podcast where he interviews today's most successful Entrepreneurs 7 days a week. JLD has interviewed over 1200 Entrepreneurs, which has generated over 1 million monthly listens to EOFire. John's latest project is The Freedom Journal, a gorgeous leather bound journal that guides you in setting and accomplishing your #1 goal in 100 days. You can learn more about it at [link=http://TheFreedomJournal.com]TheFreedomJournal.com[/link].

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