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Jul 7, 2020

Matt Gutman is an ABC News Chief National Correspondent based in Los Angeles. He reports for all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including "World News Tonight with David Muir," "20/20," "Good Morning America," and "Nightline." He has reported for ABC from 40 countries across the globe. Matt is also the Host of the Cutthroat Inc. Podcast.

In 2018 Matt followed every step of the treacherous mission staged to save twelve boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. He is the author of The Boys in the Cave, which recalls the dramatic story that captivated the world's attention for weeks.

A multi-award winning correspondent, Matt has covered the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Europe, the upheaval in Venezuela and countless domestic terror attacks.

Over the past half-decade Matt has been one of the most frequently used correspondents on "20/20." Matt's tireless reporting helped "20/20" win an Emmy for its documentary on the 2017 Las Vegas massacre and a Christopher Award for its reporting on the Thai cave rescue. Lately, Matt's been focused on the multitude of crime stories being prosecuted out of Orange County.

Previously based in Miami, he won awards for his coverage of the Trayvon Martin Shooting and the BP Oil spill.

Before joining ABC News in 2008 where he started at ABC News Radio, Matt was a Jerusalem-based reporter for seven years, covering every major conflict in the Middle East.

Matt is married and a father of two. He is a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts. 

On this episode, Matt shares his one way ticket to the day after the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. He also talks about covering the mission to save the twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in Thailand in 2018, the life of a journalist and the unique time in which we find ourselves living in today.

Matt is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Jun 23, 2020

Best known as the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans - the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian - Rosalind Savage inspires us to think again about what is possible, and encourages us to step up fully into the potential of our highest selves.

After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in law, Roz spent the first eleven years of her career working as a management consultant, braving nothing more intrepid than rush hour on the London Underground, before an environmental epiphany led to a radical personal transformation into a world class adventurer.

During the seven years of her ocean rowing career, Roz Savage had more chance than most to explore the far horizons of courage. Spending up to five months alone at sea on a 23-foot rowboat, thousands of miles from land and humanity, at the mercy of winds, waves and currents, she evolved from a nervous novice adventurer into the world's foremost female ocean rower.

While crossing a total of fifteen thousand miles of ocean she had to redefine her comfort zone on a daily basis, and reach deep into her inner sources of strength, self-discipline, and commitment to her goal. She discovered the vital importance of keeping a cool head in life-endangering situations, to optimize her capacity for smart decision-making, accurate risk assessment and creative problem-solving. 

She now combines her self-taught life skills with principles from neuroscience, psychology, personal development and leadership theory, to inform and inspire corporate audiences. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people across six continents, including Google, eBay, Hershey, Disney, Kaiser Permanente, National Geographic, the Royal Geographical Society, TED and TEDx, plus numerous schools, universities and corporations.

Roz has appeared on numerous TV channels including CBS, ESPN, Fox News, Channel Four and the BBC, and has been a frequent guest on various radio stations including NPR, BBC (Radio Four, World Service), and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

She has been featured in a wide range of newspapers including the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Financial Times and the Evening Standard. Magazine features include Sports Illustrated, Grazia, Red, Outside Magazine and Fortune Magazine. She has written for numerous magazines and websites including Forbes and the Huffington Post, and contributed to over a dozen books on conservation, adventure, lifestyle and women.

A documentary based on her Atlantic voyage, “Rowing the Atlantic”, was screened in 32 countries as a finalist in the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Roz has authored three books: “Rowing The Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean”, "Stop Drifting, Start Rowing” and "The Gifts of Solitude: A Short Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Isolation".

In 2010 she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. In 2012 she was a World Fellow at Yale. In 2013 she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors for services to fundraising and the environment. In 2017 she took up a position at Yale, lecturing on Courage in Theory and Practice.

On this episode, Roz shares her one way ticket to the year 2067. She also reflects on her epic journeys across three oceans, offers thoughts on creating an environmentally sound planet, and provides direction in leading a more impactful and meaningful life.

Roz is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Jun 9, 2020

Designer, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother of five, India Hicks was born in London, England, and comes from both British and design royalty. Her father was famed interior decorator, David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last Viceroy of India, hence her name.

India has always made bold life choices, which have led to a multi-faceted, unexpected life journey. She has authored four design books, modeled for Ralph Lauren, among others, and been an on-air personality for networks ranging from Bravo to the BBC. She has had her hand in the design world for over two decades - from hotels to home collections.

In 2015 India launched her eponymous Direct Sales brand. British Heritage and a fresh perspective on island life informed this exclusive lifestyle collection. Despite closing its doors after 5 years of trading, thousands of women saw talents and qualities in themselves that had been undiscovered.

More recently India launched a Podcast series - a look into the life of her extraordinary mother Lady Pamela - recording wonderfully intimate conversations between mother and daughter. With over 100,000 downloads already, the Podcast repeatedly sits at the top of many charts.

The India Hicks company had a strong focus on Giving Back as has India herself. Having run 3 marathons in aid of Bahamian children's education and cycling two 100 mile races raising funds for breast cancer in the Bahamas - a cause close to her heart as this disease took the life of her adopted son's mother.

Living in the Bahamas for the past 25 years India is in the position to now partner with Global Empowerment Mission as an on the ground force, brining awareness to the continuing crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

On this episode, India shares her one way ticket on a sailboat that continuously sails around the world. She also reflects on traveling through the country for which she is named, the status of recovery in the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian struck, the importance of humor in life & design, and her favorite memory of Diana, Princess of Wales for whom she was a bridesmaid. 

India is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

May 26, 2020

Justin Breen is CEO of the PR firm BrEpic Communications and author of the book "Epic Business". Justin is hard-wired to seek out and create viral, thought-provoking stories that the media craves. And he finds the best stories when he networks with visionary entrepreneurs and executives who understand the value of investing in themselves and their businesses. Justin believes strongly in the power of introductions and creates important relationships through those introductions. He is a leading member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Strategic Coach and ProVisors and mentors countless emerging entrepreneurs.

BrEpic is a PR firm that writes compelling, newsworthy stories for its clients and pitches those stories to media across the country (to help amplify messaging). BrEpic clients have included Allstate, Morgan Stanley, University of Illinois, Salvation Army, White Lodging, McCormick Foundation, Safe + Fair Foods, national IT firms, financial planners, physicians, several schools, universities, nonprofits and many more.

On this episode, Justin shares his one way ticket to the 1944 Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. He also shares wonderful nuggets from his book "Epic Business".

Just is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

May 12, 2020

Tony Dokoupil is a co-host of "CBS This Morning." Previously, he was a CBS News correspondent and a "CBS Sunday Morning" contributor. His reporting has appeared across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.

Since joining CBS News in 2016, Dokoupil has interviewed a variety of major artists, entertainers and newsmakers, among them First Lady Hillary Clinton, comedy legend Steve Martin, and music superstar Dolly Parton.

He recently anchored "CBS This Morning" live from the Kennedy Space Center on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. In October, Dokoupil anchored the broadcast from The Empire State Building, previewing the re-vamped Observation Deck on the 102nd floor.

Dokoupil has also led original coverage of vaping, including a broadcast exclusive interview with Juul CEO Kevin Burns.

His cover stories for "CBS Sunday Morning" include features on the scourge of suicide, the struggles of public school teachers, and a successful rehab program for drug and alcohol-addicted airline pilots. His long-form work for "Sunday Morning" includes profiles of Chuck Lorre and Ben Stiller, and cultural pieces on the joys of quitting your job, the benefits of working with your hands, and the fight over plastic straws.  

As a daily reporter for "CBS This Morning" and the "CBS Evening News," he has written about marijuana legalization, digital privacy and the second amendment. In addition, Dokoupil has served as substitute anchor on CBSN, the "CBS Weekend News," and "CBS This Morning."

Dokoupil joined CBS News after three years at NBC News, where most recently he was a correspondent for MSNBC. He was the network's lead reporter on a run of big national stories, including the Paris climate agreement and the Flint water crisis. He also covered the 2016 presidential primaries. 

From 2007 to 2013, Dokoupil was a senior writer at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, where his reporting landed him on NBC's "Today," ABC's "20/20," and NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross."  

Dokoupil is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, "The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son and the Golden Age of Marijuana" (Doubleday, 2014), a memoir in which he documented his father's exploits smuggling marijuana during the 1970s and '80s.

Dokoupil earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from George Washington University and a master's degree in American Studies from Columbia University.

He has three children and lives in New York with his family.

On this episode, Tony shares his one way ticket to the beginning of the universe. He also offers why morning television is hallowed ground, why he never has notes with him during interviews, and why journalism school isn’t essential. Plus, he reveals which brand of peanut butter he digs into after the show!

Tony is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Apr 28, 2020
Steve Herz is Founder of IF Management, President of The Montag Group, a talent agent and career advisor. He is the author of "Don't Take Yes For An Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results" (Harper Business). 
 
On this episode, Steve shares his one way ticket back to 1966. Plus, he offers how we all can be AWEsome using Authority, Warmth & Energy as spelled out in his fantastic new book.
 
Steve is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Apr 14, 2020
Seth M. Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, water activist and a New York Times bestselling author. His critically acclaimed award-winning book Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World has been published in 17 languages and is on sale in more than 50 countries. 
 
His newest work, Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink, sets forth an ambitious agenda for a fundamental rethinking of America’s drinking water system. 
 
Seth has been recognized for his thought leadership and advocacy on water scarcity and quality. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Water Policy. 
 
His commentary has appeared in many leading publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Seth has spoken on water issues at more than 275 venues in 66 cities, 24 states and on four continents. 
 
For more information, visit www.SethMSiegel.com. You can connect with Seth on Twitter @SethMSiegel. 
 
Seth returns to The One Way Ticket Show with a new one way ticket --  to 1880 to the eastern portion of the United States to warn about the dangers of using lead pipes. He also shares the startling findings about the quality of water in the US as featured in his book, Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink.
 
Seth is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Apr 5, 2020

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 recipes 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.

On this Weekend Special, Jennifer shares the etymology of the word "Quarantine" and highlights Passover traditions and foods in African, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries.  

Jennifer is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Mar 31, 2020

Join Host Steven Shalowitz on this, the 8th anniversary special of The One Way Ticket Show, where he shares his one way ticket on a vegan journey!

Check out all the other 200 episodes of the show where Steven explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

 

Mar 17, 2020
Zozibini Tunzi is Miss Universe 2019. Affectionately known as Zozi, she had previously been crowned Miss South Africa 2019, and is the third woman from her country to hold the Miss Universe title.
 
Born in Tsolo, Eastern Cape and raised in the nearby village of Sidwadweni, Zozi is one of four sisters. She later moved to Cape Town and attended Cape Peninsula University of Technology. In 2018 she graduated with a National Diploma in public relations management. She had also worked as a model in East London, Eastern Cape.
 
Prior to winning Miss South Africa, Zozi was completing a Bachelor of Technology graduate degree in public relations management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and worked as a graduate intern in public relations at Ogilvy Cape Town.
 
Zozi is a passionate activist and engaged in the fight against gender based violence. She has devoted her social media campaign to changing the narrative around gender stereotypes. She is a proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way they are.
 
On this episode, Zozi shares her one way ticket to a place where women and men are equal in society. She also talks about competing in the Miss Universe pageant, and what she would love to show us most on a tour of her beloved South Africa.

Zozi is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

 

Mar 3, 2020

Eddie Perfect is one of Australia's most diverse, respected and prolific writers/composers/performers, having made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition, playwriting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. As a composer/lyricist, Eddie's credits include Shane Warne The Musical (Token), Drink Pepsi Bitch (Malthouse Theatre), Misanthropology (Sydney Festival), Songs From The Middle with The Brodsky Quartet (Sydney Opera House), Strictly Ballroom (Global Creatures), Vivid White (Melbourne Theatre Company), King Kong: Alive On Broadway and most recently, Beetlejuice: The Musical (Warner Bros Theatrical Ventures) which received eight Tony Award Nominations, including "Best Original Score." In 2016 Eddie wrote the hit play The Beast for Melbourne Theatre Company and wrote the screenplay, musical score and starred in The Future Is Expensive - an absurdist comedy for ABC television.

Eddie's acting stage credits include The Threepenny Opera (Macheath), the Lincoln Center/Opera Australia production of South Pacific (Billis) and Keating The Musical (Alexander Downer/John Hewson). Eddie can be seen on Australian television's Playschool where he is a presenter, and on Netflix as Mick Holland in the Australian Drama/Comedy series Offering.

On this episode, Eddie shares his one-way ticket to New York City! He also talks about the hit Broadway musical, "Beetlejuice" for which he wrote the music and lyrics. Plus, Eddie offers his perspective on taking risks in life! 

Eddie is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

 

Feb 18, 2020

Bret Stephens is an Op-Ed Columnist and Associate Editor for the New York Times since 2017. Mr. Stephens began his newspaper career at the Wall Street Journal in 1998 as an editor in New York, and later wrote editorials and articles for the newspaper from Brussels. In January 2002, at age 28, he was named editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post at the height of the second intifada.

Mr. Stephens returned to the Wall Street Journal in late 2004 and reported from around the world and interviewed dozens of world leaders, including Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump and every Israeli Prime Minister since Shimon Peres. In June 2017 he added senior political analyst for NBC to his portfolio.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, awarded to him “for his incisive columns on American foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist.”

His essays and articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Commentary magazine and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on RealTime With Bill Maher, Morning Joe, Hardball and many other news and talk shows.

Mr. Stephens has twice been chairman of Pulitzer Prize juries and is a national judge of the Livingston Awards for young journalists. He holds three honorary doctorates, most recently from Yeshiva University, and many other distinctions from organizations dedicated to promoting the values of liberal democracy in the face of rising populism and authoritarianism.

He is the author of "America In Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder," which was published in 2014 to wide acclaim.

Mr. Stephens is a widely acclaimed public speaker. In 2017 he delivered the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture at UCLA, later republished in Time magazine and read by over two million people.

Mr. Stephens was born in New York and raised in Mexico City. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from the University of Chicago and a Master’s of Science from the London School of Economics. He is married to Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, a classical music and opera critic for the New York Times. They live in New York City with their three children.

On this episode, Bret shares his one-way ticket to New York City in 2112 and what the future holds for both him and Gotham. He also shares his thoughts on the band RUSH, the regeneration of cities and societies, and what every budding journalist should know.

Bret is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

 

Feb 7, 2020

Anthony Nunziata is the New York City-based, internationally-acclaimed singer and songwriter who brings his soulful voice to classic jazz, pop standards and his original music.

Anthony has performed over 400 concerts over the past few years headlining major performing arts centers, theaters, symphony concert halls and private events across the country and around the world. The Brooklyn-born, classically trained singer is hailed by Broadwayworld as “an explosion of love and entertainment.” Anthony recently co-headlined Carnegie Hall for two sold-out concerts with the New York Pops Symphony Orchestra. Anthony recently appeared in the Netflix film "The Last Laugh" opposite Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss.

Anthony's original songs include co-write collaborations with Victoria Shaw (No. 1 hits for Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum) Jim Brickman (21 No. 1 Albums) Jeff Franzel (Josh Groban, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Dayne), Tom Kimmel (Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Art Garfunkel) Maria Christensen (Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez), and Nina Ossoff and Porter Carroll Jr. (Daughtry, Patti Austin, The Temptations).

His original pop song "The Gift Is You" - which he wrote honoring his mother's battle with breast cancer (she is now cancer-free) - is currently being used as an anthem for The Susan G. Komen Foundation. His music is featured on his upcoming solo album released in the Fall 2019 which will coincide with his concert tour.

Anthony has brought his fresh take on classic & contemporary songs as well as his movie-bound original tunes across the United States and around the world to performing arts centers, theaters and private events, as well as intimate jazz clubs and symphony concerts with orchestras such as the New York Pops, Detroit Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Colorado Symphony, Lancaster Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Plymouth Symphony, Cape Cod Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and more. He has performed at private events across the United States and recently in England, Spain, Italy and Singapore.

In his 2019-2020 concert tour Anthony brings his soulful and lyrical tenor voice to the greatest love songs ever written. He and his Grammy-winning musicians re-imagine “Unchained Melody,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” “When I Fall In Love,” “The Prayer,” “O Sole Mio,” “Somewhere,” originals including “Will You Be My Everyday?” and many more.

Anthony studied music, acting and directing at Boston College, and trained in improv comedy at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. Featured on Good Morning America and The Rachael Ray Show, Anthony is most proud of his "ARTS MATTER!" Educational Outreach Initiative and Master Class Workshops that educate and inspire students to fearlessly pursue their passions. Anthony is an avid tennis player, a two-time jr. National Platform Tennis Champion, and can cook up a delicious chicken parmesan. Artist website: www.AnthonyNunziata.com.

On this episode, Anthony returns to The One Way Ticket Show where he's Steven's first Weekend Special guest! Anthony shares tunes off his "The Love Album" and talks about his music and more. 

Anthony is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show,  where Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Feb 4, 2020

Elaine Kwon is a prize-winning concert pianist, martial artist, and Lecturer in Music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), whose diverse talents have placed her in a category of her own. She is also Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the immersive music pairing series, Savor Your Senses®, which has delighted audiences world-wide with sensory music experiences of wine, food, spirits and more.

She has performed solo and chamber music concerts globally and has been broadcast on TV/radio in the US, Canada, China and Bulgaria. Elaine received standing ovations in seven sold-out Carnegie Hall benefit concerts for Best Buddies (Elaine Kwon and Friends, 2008-2016), and as soloist with numerous orchestras including the National Music Festival Symphony, Toronto Philharmonia, Union Symphony, and Slovak Sinfonietta. As collaborative pianist, she has performed with musicians of all genres, including multi-Grammy winning drummer/DJ/producer, Questlove (Roots, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Hamilton), multi-Tony/Grammy winner, David Bryan (keyboardist of Bon Jovi, composer of Memphis and Diana), jazz pianist/singer Tony DeSare, R&B singer/actress Kiana Ledé, members of Freestyle Love Supreme, and many others. She also concertizes as the pianist in the Piazzolla Trio. Elaine holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and has been a Lecturer/Affiliated Artist in the music department at MIT since 1999.

Dr. Kwon has been a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show and StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. She was named a Power Woman of New York and was the subject of a documentary for the Arirang television series, Dream It (broadcast to 89 million households internationally). She has been profiled in numerous TV segments, videos and magazines.

As an avid martial artist, Elaine is a second-degree black belt, five-time U.S. National Tae Kwon Do Forms Champion and currently studies Shaolin Kung Fu. She represented Nike in Asian ad campaigns and has appeared in Vogue, Elle, Women's Health, and many other ads, magazines, and books.

She is the creator of LifeChord® and makes her home in New York City, where she continues to explore ways to combine and communicate her passion for music, martial arts, creative education and optimal living.

On this episode, Elaine shares her one-way ticket to a time when everyone fully appreciates life and savors the elements of each moment. She also shares her Savor Your Senses®, weighs in on music as therapy, and reflects on the humorous time Tim Gunn dressed her for her Oprah appearance!

Elaine is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Jan 21, 2020

Shamil Idriss is the Chief Executive Officer of Search for Common Ground, the world’s largest organization dedicated to peace building.

As CEO, and in previous roles as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Burundi Country Director, Shamil has led Search’s efforts to end violent conflict in more than 35 countries, including conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa.

Starting in 2005, Shamil served as the Deputy Director of the United Nations Alliance for Civilizations, supporting political and religious leaders in improving relations between Western and Muslim-majority countries.

A pioneer in cross-cultural media technologies, Shamil worked from 2008 to 2014 as the CEO of Soliya, a nonprofit at the intersection of technology, peace building, and global education.

Shamil graduated from Swarthmore College with degrees in Economics and Philosophy.

On this episode, Shamil shares his one way ticket to meet New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern. Plus, he highlights the phenomenal work being done around the globe by Search for Common Ground.

Shamil is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Jan 7, 2020

Sir Martin Sorrell is Executive Chairman of S4 Capital, which is building a new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services platform for global, multi-national, regional, local and millennially-driven clients.

Sir Martin was CEO of WPP for 33 years, building it from a £1 million "shell" company in 1985 into the world's largest advertising and marketing services company. When Sir Martin left in April 2018, WPP had a market capitalization of over £16 billion, revenues of over £15 billion, profits of approximately £2 billion and over 200,000 people in 113 countries. Prior to that, Sir Martin was Group Financial Director of Saatchi & Saatchi plc for 9 years and worked for James Gulliver, Mark McCormack and Glendinning Associates before that.

S4 Capital PLC merged with MediaMonks, its content practice in July 2018 and MightyHive, its programmatic practice, in December 2018 and has added seven further content programmatic and data companies to both practices in 2019. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange under SFOR.L and after a little over one year, S4 Capital PLC has almost 2000 people in 26 countries, with a market capitalization of over $1 billion.

Sir Martin supports a number of leading business schools and universities, including his alma mater, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University and a number of charities, including his family foundation, which his wife runs. He is married to Lady Cristiana Falcone-Sorrell and has four children and seven grandchildren.

On this episode, Sir Martin shares his one way ticket which is first back to this private moment and then on to this paradise location. Plus, he talks Brexit, entrepreneurship, failure as the platform of success, and predicts the winner of the 2020 US Presidential election.

Sir Martin is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Dec 24, 2019

Adrian Cunningham is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and world traveler. Originally from Sydney, Australia and now based in New York, Adrian is proving to be one of his country’s top exports.  With fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute, he is one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in jazz today.  Adrian is the recipient of the Hot House Saxophone Award for 2017.  Adrian’s band, Professor Cunningham and His Old School, is the winner of international band competition World Jam (Madrid: 2016, 2017) and Best Band Award at 2017 Harlem Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania).  When he is not busy performing in New York with some of its finest players, he is touring the world playing jazz festivals and swing events.  

Since relocating to New York City in 2008, Adrian has performed at some of the Big Apple’s finest clubs, including The Blue Note, Smalls, Birdland, 55 Bar, Apollo Theatre, Fat Cat, Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center and even an event at the hallowed Village Vanguard.  He has played with such jazz stars as Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Jon Batiste, George Coleman Jr., Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Ted Rosenthal, Chris Potter and René Marie. 

Adrian is currently performing with world-class trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, including a performance at the London Jazz Festival and a recording in Abbey Road Studios alongside Wess Anderson, Reginald Veal and Herlin Riley.  Adrian’s travels with the Wycliffe Gordon quintet have also included appearances at the Johannesburg Jazz Festival, Bern Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Newport Jazz Festival and regular performances in New York at Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Adrian has also appeared on two of Wycliffe’s albums to rave reviews (“One of the unexpected joys [of the album] is the rich, woody clarinet of Cunningham,” Hot House NYC).

In 2013 Cunningham formed a traditional New Orleans-style outfit called Professor Cunningham and His Old School, deeply rooted in the jazz tradition.  They have become one of the top bands on the international Swing scene, performing at the Blue Note Jazz Festival (NYC), Melbourne International Jazz Festival (Australia), Sopot Molo Jazz Festival (Poland), Snowball (Stockholm), SLOX (California), CPH:LX (Copenhagen) and Melbourne International Jazz Festival. 

Cunningham also has a busy individual jazz festival schedule, including repeat appearances at the North Carolina Jazz Festival, Central Illinois Jazz Festival, Newport plus concerts at the famous Gennett studios (Richmond, Indiana).  Additional international festival credits include Montreux Jazz Festival (3 times), Johannesburg, Japan, London, Tokyo and Sopot Molo (Poland).

From 2014 to 2017, Adrian was the leader of the saxophone section of the Grammy-winning Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, a NYC-based 1920s swing orchestra responsible for the soundtracks for “Boardwalk Empire” and movies including The Aviator

As a leader, he has recorded ten CDs and two DVDs both in Australia with his quartet and also in New York through Arbors Records.  His 2017 release Jazz Speak, recorded with jazz stars Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton and Ted Rosenthal, broke the top 20 in the U.S. national JazzWeek charts. His new CD Adrian Cunningham & His Friends Play Lerner & Loewe – which explores the jazz influence of the legendary songwriting team known for iconic musicals like My Fair LadyCamelot and Brigadoon – features Fred Hersch on piano, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums, with guest stars Randy Brecker on trumpet and Wycliffe Gordon on trombone. 

On this episode, Adrian shares his one way ticket to Barcelona. Plus, he talks Lerner & Loewe. We also play tunes off his album, too!

Adrian is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

 

Dec 10, 2019

Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. She is also the author of the stunning Deluxe Edition of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: The World as You've Never Seen It Before.

A veteran travel journalist with over 30 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer's and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly, where she is a contributing editor. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

Her home base is New York City though she is rarely there.

Patricia returns to The One Way Ticket Show to share her top 2020 travel picks, as well as news about her latest book.

She is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Nov 26, 2019

TIEFENBRUN Founder, Yosel Tiefenbrun, was raised in London and comes from a long line of tailors, fabric merchants and artists. The love of fine clothes, design and exquisite workmanship runs in his blood and has been his passion from a young age. Growing up, his studies took him to France, New York, Israel and then on to Singapore to become a rabbi. In Singapore he also began to pursue his love of design and clothing, studying design at NAFA while interning at Harpars Bazaar Magazine.

At the age of 21, Yosel moved to London to study at the Savile Row Academy, where he spent two years training in both cutting and tailoring. He was then chosen to apprentice under Master Tailor Andrew Ramroop of Maurice Sedwell, where he dealt with many high profile clients, celebrity sports players, award winning actors and international royalty.

Upon finishing his apprenticeship, Yosel moved back to Singapore to work as both a rabbi for the Jewish community and a tailor at Kevin Seah Bespoke. In his new role, he worked with many Asian and international clients, gaining a broader sartorial mindset for the various cultures, traditions and unique styles of Asia.

Following his dreams, Yosel moved to New York to open his own tailoring house, and at the age of 28, launched TIEFENBRUN in Williamsburg, New York. 

On this episode, Yosel shares his one way ticket to New York City in the 1920s. He also reflects on his journey becoming a much sought after bespoke tailor, and offers how men can look and dress their best.

Yosel is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Nov 12, 2019

Dusty Wright is an edutainment (education + entertainment) content creator based in New York City. He’s been on the forefront of utilizing cutting edge technology for over 30 years. These past three years he’s immersed himself and brokered deals in AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality). Dusty was the executive producer for campaigns for Magnolia Bakery using AR and Swarovsky using VR. He’s a founder and head of business development for disruptEDgroup.com — an immersive learning and development education platform using AR/VR.

He is the owner/co-founder of the smart culture website CultureCatch.com — one of the first websites to produce and post both podcasts and webcasts. As a podcaster, he's interviewed hundreds of celebrities including David Lynch, Gore Vidal, Bob Weir, Ron Howard, Julie Taymor, Kevin Bacon, Danny Glover, and Tilda Swinton. He’s the former editor of Creem and Prince’s New Power Generation magazines.

As a writer, Dusty's developed multiple TV projects and pilots. He’s also written 8 feature film scripts and co-wrote the indie feature The Gentleman Bandit (staring Ed Lauter and Ryan O’Neil), produced the award-winning PBS documentary Wildwood Days (Bruce Willis, Dick Clark, et al), and worked as a segment producer for ESPN, Lifetime, etc.

Dusty got his start in entertainment as a TV variety agent at the William Morris Agency. And, as a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter (DustyWright.com), he’s released seven albums and has had his music featured in films, television and online. His most recent album Gliding Towards Oblivion was released in December 2018. It featured a cover of Donovan’s 1966 hit “Mellow Yellow” with the acclaimed Scottish bard on background vocals. His next album of protest music entitled Can Anyone Hear Me? will be released in 2020.

He loves tennis, skiing, and meeting strangers.

On this episode, Dusty shares his one way ticket stepping aboard the mothership at the end of the film "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" to explore life outside of this solar system. He also reflects on his celebrity interviews, the early days of podcasting, music today, and why New York City is such a great place in which to engage strangers in conversation.

Dusty is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Oct 29, 2019

Lior Lev Sercarz is the Chef, Spice Master and Owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York, which has been featured in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Vogue, InStyle, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Food & Wine Magazine and the SAVEUR 100.

Born in the north of Israel, Lior spent the beginning of his life living with his family across Europe. He returned to Israel at age 10 where he quickly learned that the best food in Israel was not at restaurants but in people’s homes where the flavors of their origin countries combined with the Middle East. Though his path to the spice kingdom began after completing three years as a sergeant of the Israeli army. Lior traveled to South America where his exposure to new cultures and cooking further developed a passion for the culinary world.

Upon returning to Israel, Chef Gil Frank gave him his first job and after three years encouraged him to take the next step. Lior enrolled in culinary school at the acclaimed Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France. During that time, he did an externship with chef Olivier Roellinger in Cancale, France, who had earned three Michelin stars at his hotel and restaurant Les Maisons de Bricourt. Roellinger became known for his rare understanding of spices, blends, oils, and pastes, areas Lior found the most interesting.

In 2002, Lior brought his newfound understanding of spice blending to New York, where he had the honor of working with chef Daniel Boulud at his flagship restaurant Daniel as a sous chef and catering chef. He left Daniel in 2008 to start La Boîte, originally making and selling a line of French biscuits as well as experimenting with spices. In 2011, deepening his spice knowledge, he opened La Boîte Biscuits & Spices, an art gallery and spice shop in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen on 11th Avenue and 51st street.

Lior has worked closely with chefs from around the world, developing custom blends for them and for other customers with all levels of cooking experience. Restaurant collaborations include: Daniel, Le Bernardin, Zahav, Momofuko Ssam Bar, Kawi, Del Posto, Marc Forgione, Blackbird, Oleana, and Michael Mina, among others.

In 2012, he produced a cookbook entitled The Art of Blending, which features 41 blends along with recipes and cooking tips provided by renowned chefs and culinary minds. His second book, The Spice Companion, is an illustrated guide to 102 spices, complete with blends and recipe ideas was published by Clarkson Potter in November 2016. Lior released his third book, Mastering Spice: Recipes and Techniques to Transform Your Everyday Cooking, in October 2019 (Clarkson Potter) and offers 250 recipes informing readers on how spices change the way one makes every meal.

Up next for Lior includes the expansion of La Boite’s presence in Manhattan with a new wholesale headquarters and test kitchen on West 46th street.  He also serves as the culinary director of the future Jewish National Fund-USA Galilee Culinary Institute in Israel’s Upper Eastern Galilee, set to open in 2021.

Lior lives in New York’s Upper West Side with his wife Lisa and their two boys.

On this episode, Lior shares his one way ticket to have a meal with Winston Churchill prepared Auguste Escoffier. He also talks about spices and the Galilee Culinary Institute.

Lior is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Oct 16, 2019

Joshua is the Co-Founder of "Atlas Obscura".

A Yale graduate, Joshua won the 2006 USA Memory Championship, an event he described in his international best seller, "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art & Science of Remembering Everything".

His writings have appeared in The New YorkerNational GeographicEsquireSlateOutside, the New York Times, and other publications.

On this episode, Joshua shares his one way ticket back in time to North America 13,000 years ago! Plus, he talks about some of the remarkable curiosities found in "Atlas Obscura", whose second edition is now available.

Joshua is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Oct 8, 2019

Dylan Thuras is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of AtlasObscura.com. He is is the Co-Author of the New York Times bestseller Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid.

He has reported for NPR's All Things Considered and spoken at conferences, including SXSW and The New Yorker Festival, about the changing nature of exploration.

Visit Dylan online at @dylanthuras.

On this episode, Dylan shares his one way ticket to visit all the greatest Atlas Obscura locations!

Dylan is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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-orta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Sep 25, 2019

Doris Schechter was born in Vienna to Jewish parents. Forced to flee Austria for Italy, she and her family eventually settled in the United States.

She is the founder of the My Most Favorite Dessert Company, now known as My Most Favorite Food – a not to be missed bakery and restaurant in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Doris is also the author of the "My Most Favorite Dessert Company Cookbook" and "At Oma’s Table".

On this episode, Doris shares her one way ticket through her remarkable life - from Vienna to Italy to New York where she became a trailblazing woman entrepreneur/restauranteur, author and film producer.

Doris is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

Sep 11, 2019

Vinay Singh is a strategist, consultant, influencer and thought leader in the field of Talent Acquisition, Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion. He has been a trusted adviser to over one hundred businesses including many Fortune 500 companies.

In recent years, Vinay’s vast industry experience has opened his eyes to the ever-changing plight of the American workforce.  He has become a leading advocate in the fight against Ageism (age discrimination) and wage/income inequality. This “age and wage” crisis, as he calls it, led Vinay to write his first book, "Your Future In Pieces - The Brutal Truth: How Ageism And Income Inequality Are Destroying America."

On this episode, Vinay shares his one way ticket to a time in the future when wages in America would equally grow for every income class, and society would have respect for each other as we grow as humans. He also shares his thoughts on income inequality and ageism.

Vinay is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would 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; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.

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