Kristi Lee Uninterrupted

Kristi Lee Uninterrupted

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Kristi Lee steps out of the shadow of the Bob and Tom Show where she can start a new venture, beginning with this show, Kristi Lee Uninterrupted. This show will bring you interviews from people you may have heard of before and people who you may not know, but all of them have a story. Plus Kristi will touch on some news stories, as that is what she's known for. If you have something to add to the show or would like to contact Kristi, find all the contact information at KristiLeeNews.com

Episodes

Life and Death with Dr. Will and Dr. Sally  

Most of you are familiar with therapist, keynote speaker, professor and former stand up comedian Dr. Will Miller. He was the first guest I ever had on my podcast and you may have heard him on one of his many visits to The Bob and Tom Show; However, his wife Dr. Sally Miller is just as engaging and interesting and she joins us today as well.

Sally is a national authority and speaker on coping with a loss. She has written books on the topic, (Mourning & Dancing: A memoir of grief and recovery), made appearances on TV talk shows, and tours extensively discussing a topic that makes many of us uncomfortable. Not Sally; however, she loves to talk about grief and loss and she speaks from the heart.

At 24 she suffered the tragic loss of her husband unexpectedly. She was left a widow with two children under the age of 4. How did she move on? What tools did she learn that may help you deal with a loss?

We also talk about Will and Sally’s belief in the afterlife. Will's from his near death experience and Sally from an encounter with her first husband Bob after his death. An encounter that happened the day their first grandson, Henry, was born with a serious complication. One that has left Henry with Cerebral Palsy, paralyzed from the the waist down and limited use of one arm.

Now, at 23, Henry is an inspiration to all who meet him. He works for the Purdue Women’s Basketball team as a statistician and is a delight to all of his friends and family. Sally is on a personal crusade to help Henry and others with physical disabilities.

She is spearheading a program to build "Henry’s House" on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.This self-sustaining co-op will be designed so that people with physical challenges yet intellectual abilities would be responsible for their own care. While tenants without disabilities would provide help with simple tasks. The mission is simple give people like Henry the chance to live independently. YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN. If you would like more information on “Henry’s House” , find them on Facebook, or check out their Go Fund Me page: gofundme.com/ecxunyks.

Also be sure and check out Dr. Will’s podcast at DrWill.com. I hope you find this show as special as I do.

Until next time:
Be Kind!

Circling Around the Biscuit with Britt  

It’s been awhile but Britt and Tiffany are back! I have to admit this show has a little bit of something for everyone and a lot of something for a few.     We talk about Tiffany’s weekend getaway with her husband which includes a serious reflection of 9/11. Moves to Britt attending a dance at West Point while in college. Then it’s on to Cards Against Humanity.     A discussion that includes a vocabulary lesson not for the timid. And I mean NSFW!!!!! And all this time I thought Limp Bizkit was just a band.   Back to serious with body shaming and working out. Prom, Parenting advice for Britt, and Tiffany’s trip to the Sundance Film Festival. (I want Tiffany’s life!)   We wrap the show up with a little sex and menstruation talk. Find out what a menstrual cup does and learn about Toni the Tampon Coloring Book.   See I told you this show has A LOT going on. Enjoy!

Jimmy Ryser and That Same Old Look  

In 1990 you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing “Same Old Look” by Jimmy Ryser. Fast forward to 2017 and Jimmy has changed to Jim and his “look” is anything but the same. The musician, known for other top charting songs like “Rain Came” and who played with John Mellancamp, Tracy Chapman, and Hall and Oates, is now the Director of the Chronic Pain and Chemical Dependence programs at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

In part one of our interview with Jim, we listen to his music and mainly talk about the early days of his and his “taste of rock n roll success”, which would eventually play into the bigger role his life has taken. We get to that portion of his life in part two as we hope to enlighten and enterain you over these two episodes.

For more info on Jimmy Ryser’s music: Google Jimmy Ryser or check Amazon

To listen to part 2, click here.

Addiction and Jim Ryser  

Jim, himself 17 yrs sober from any mood altering drug including alcohol, has left rock and roll to help others with addiction, mainly to prescribed opioids. With a heroine epidemic touching many of our lives this subject is one that is top of mind. And a calling that hits VERY close to home.

In part 2 of our interview we talk about Jim's spina bifida and how he has endured over 55 surgeries. He received opioid treatment for 18 years and is convinced he was addicted for 17 of those years. In 1999 he decided to get help. He went back to college and acquired a Master’s degree in counseling and human services from John Carroll University and is a licensed mental health counselor and licensed clinical addictions counselor.

He was determined to find a better way to manage chronic pain. Including treating addiction/mental illness with the same dignity that we treat other behaviorally based illness such as diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure. Very few people “shame” a diabetic for ending up with problems because they forgot to take their insulin or ate too much sugar. Jim believes the same can be done for those suffering from addiction.

Using an Outpatient program that encompasses support groups, a 12 step program and physical and occupational therapy he hopes to keep fighting the war on drugs one recovering addict at a time. This podcast will enlighten and entertain as we talk about the early days of his music and “taste of rock n roll success” to the continuing job of staying sober and helping others. He even pulls out the guitar for a live musical treat.

Since the time spent with Jim was so informative and entertaining we are separating the podcast into 2 episodes this week. Enjoy!

To listen to part 1 click here.

For more info on the Chronic Pain program please email Jim Ryser at Jryser@iuhealth.org

or for immediate assistance call: 317-962-2622

The Soulful Stylings of Tad Robinson  

When the blues sound this good you will want them all the time! Singer Tad Robinson has been nominated for 8 Blues Music Awards so far in his career.

Born and raised in New York City, Tad’s first gig was playing at Tavern on the Green in Central Park, Not bad for a kid who was in 5th grade at the time.

With idols that included, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, James Cotton and Sonny Boy Williamson, Tad knew he wanted to be a singer. In the late 70’s he attended Indiana University’s School of Music and started the Hesitation Blues Band.

From there it was off to the vibrant Chicago Blues scene where he fronted the house band at the famous Rosa’s Lounge. During that time Tad also became well known in the commercial jingle business both as a performer and producer.

In 2003 Tad signed a deal with Severn Records and to date has recorded four titles: Did You Ever Wonder? (2004), A New Point of View (2007), Back in Style (2010) and Day into Night (2015).

Also a talented and accomplished harmonica or “harp” player, Tad Robinson is the ultimate bluesman. He and his band have played all over the world and at some of the biggest Blues festivals.

I am honored to sit down with Tad and talk about his career up to this point. And even more importantly share with you a few songs from his work on Severn Records.

Here’s to the Blues…

For more information on Tad Robinson go to tadrobinson.com

ESPN, Super Bowls, Racing and Terry Lingner  

You may not recognize his face or even remember seeing his name in the credits but my guest today has been behind many televised sporting events and documentaries.  Including, The Verizon Indy Car Series for NBCSN, The Indy 500, NASCAR, X Games, The Olympic Games, College Football, NBA,  Super Bowls and many more.  

He was a producer and coordinating producer for the first 9 years of ESPN.  He has received 3 Emmy Awards and is the co-owner of the production company called INNOVATIVE.  Oh and did I mention he has also produced a Broadway play.  Always on the brink of the new and exciting his latest venture is into the world of eSports.  Please enjoy my chat with Television and Event Producer Terry Lingner!

 

Today's show is sponsored by Audible. Get a free audiobook with a 30 day trial at audible.com/kristi

Keeping the Resolution with Joe Boggs  

So you made a resolution to “get lean in 2017”. How are you doing? Maybe you haven’t even started, maybe you have fallen off a bit... Well, today’s show will hopefully help keep you motivated or get you motivated to begin a new fitness lifestyle. I have invited my own personal trainer Joe Boggs to join me in discussing what it takes to “be fit”.

Joe studied exercise science at Ball State University, is an HCCS Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise Certified Health Coach and a Certified Power Plate Instructor.

We explore the options available to those of us who weren’t born to work out everyday for hours at a time. The positive and negatives of the “Big Box Gym," the power of having the right mind set, what to look for in a trainer, nutrition, stretching, bad gym etiquette and STRESS. We discuss the “I have to lift heavy weights to get buff” mentality, one that almost cost Tom Brady his football career, and ladies, yes you can lift weights and not bulk up. I promise.

So pop in your earbuds and jump on the treadmill. Or take a walk outside and listen as Joe and I hold a pep talk just for you! Let’s GET LEAN in 2017 together! You’ve got this! For more information on Joe Boggs check out his website: myconcepttraining.com

 

Rovin' on the Bog with Henry Phillips  

The most creative, talented guy I know who hasn’t made it big in show business, yet!

Comedian Henry Phillips has been a favorite on The Bob and Tom Show and the Friends of Bob and Tom Comedy Tours for years.

Today he joins me on the podcast to talk about his comedy, his early years in LA, family, and movies. More importantly HIS movies.

The first, Punching the Clown which was an audience award winner at the Slamdance film festival in 2009. And the sequel Punching Henry that will be released in February of 2017.

The latest film stars academy award winner J.K. Simmons, comedians Sarah Silverman and Doug Stanhope along with Silicon Valley’s Mike Judge. We find out how the films came about and how hard it is to get people in the seats to see them.

We also explore his wonderful Youtube series, Henry’s Kitchen. Which has become a creative outlet for not only his comedy but also his music. (We are including one of those songs in this episode.) Last but not least Henry has the BEST hidden talent story to date. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

To find out more about Henry and his work check out HenryPhillips.com or @henlips on Twitter.

Letterman and Chill with Comedian Nick Griffin  

Smart, Talented, and Funny! Just a few adjectives to describe this weeks guest, Comedian Nick Griffin, a veteran of Conan, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central and 11 appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman stops by the podcast!

A longtime friend of The Bob and Tom Show, Nick shares with us his how he started in stand up and his upcoming taping at the Comedy Cellar-The Village Underground on the 31st!

We talk about his life in New York City, his love of horror movies, screenwriting and the revelation that he has NEVER taken a vacation. Enjoy spending some time with one of the hardest working comedians in the business and one of my favorites! Find out more about Nick at nickgriffin.net and @thenickgriffin on twitter.

The Manish Boy Ralph Harris  

Ralph Harris brings his hilarious, infectious and warm personality to the podcast this week. His credits are many: DREAMGIRLS with Jamie Foxx and Beyonce, EVAN ALMIGHTY, ON OUR OWN, (which can be seen in syndication on TVOne), SEINFELD, THE PARENT ‘HOOD, LIVING SINGLE, IN LIVING COLOR, THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JAY LENO, LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN and more. He has had specials on HBO AND COMEDY CENTRAL. And is a regular guest on THE BOB AND TOM SHOW.

To me, Ralph is family. We sit down and discuss the early days growing up in a very “untraditional” home. How joining the Army led him to comedy. And growing into finding his "voice" on stage. We also talk about his one man show MANISH BOY. And the special relationship he has with Bob Kevoian and his wife Becky. I hope you enjoy this time with Ralph and much as I did. Like I said earlier he is and always will be family.

Dr. Rob and Hanging Out with Orangutans  

Step into the world of the Orangutan with Indianapolis Zoo Executive Vice President and Zoo Director, Dr. Robert Shumaker, PH.D. Dr Shumaker or as we like to call him Dr. Rob is one of the foremost authorities on primate behavior, including the cognitive abilities of the highly intelligent orangutan.

In 2009 Dr. Shumaker moved to Indianapolis to open the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center. After opening in 2014 it has become the largest of it’s kind. His main goal is to make people care more about these amazing, intelligent creatures that deserve our respect and the chance to survive.

The wild orangutan habitat is being threatened in the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. We discuss ways to help replenish forests and keep the species thriving. If we do nothing the orangutan could die out in 10 to 20 years. We also discuss the incredible cognitive skills of the orangutan and the role “Rocky”, one of the orangutans, is playing in the origins of spoken language.

Fascinating insight and conversation with one of the leaders in his field. I hope you are inspired to help these spectacular animals. For more information please go to: indianapoliszoo.com or check out Dr. Rob on twitter @RobShumaker

Brad Williams Brings Fun Sized Comedy to the Podcast  

Get ready to be “knocked out” by my guest this week. He may only stand 4ft 4in tall but comedian Brad Williams packs quite a talented punch. Brad’s comedy specials for Showtime, “Fun Size” and “Daddy Issues” and tours with the likes of Carlos Mencia have catapulted him to the best of the best in the comedy world. He also co-hosts a podcast with comedian Adam Ray called “About Last Night”. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss. On this episode we cover not only comedy and acting but Brad’s recent engagement and discover his hidden talent! Find out more about Brad at bradwilliamscomedy.com.

Party Guy Bert Kreischer  

I can’t think of a better way to kick off 2017 than with comedian Bert Kreischer! He is the most energetic, happy, enthusiastic person I have ever met. His genuine passion for his work is palatable. Bert began his rise to fame by being the “party guy” at Florida State University. Seriously. His love of having a good time became the subject of an article in Rolling Stone Magazine that changed Bert’s life path. It made him an instant celebrity. He cashed in on his “15 minutes of fame” and is now a star! Standup, movies, tv shows, a book... We dive into as many of these topics as time allows. And maybe the biggest surprise to some is the family side of Bert. Yes this party boy is a happily married father of two girls. Find out how he balances work and home. Let’s jus say, I think he married a saint! To learn more about Bert Kreischer simply go to his website: BertBertBert.com

The Retired Bob Kevoian with White Grayson (Rebroadcast)  

This podcast was the best of the year. It was my first and strongest to date. I am sharing it again for those who loved it the first time and for those of you who may have missed it. The special guest: retired radio hall of famer, Bob Kevoian with his writing partner and long time voice artist (one of the Love Brothers) Whit Grayson recorded at Bob’s secret home studio. Hard to believe it’s been one year since Bob decided to retire from The Bob and Tom Show.

When we recorded this it was still fresh for both of us. Much has changed but the memories will always be the same. We reminisce, talk about the future, drink whiskey and take you behind the scenes of some of you favorite Bob and Tom moments...

You also get to hear some of those on air moments from the Bob and Tom archives. Disclaimer: the interview portion of the show was produced and edited by Bob Kevoian. Who did such a great job he now has his own podcast with his lovely wife Becky called June Bug Podcast find it on iTunes or at JuneBugJourneys.com.

The Pillars of Comedy with Dave Dyer  

If you are a regular listener to The Bob and Tom Show then my guest is no stranger. Dave Dyer hails from Michigan and has distinguished himself in the world of comedy as both a writer and stand up. He has written for Bill Maher on ABC’s Politically Incorrect and Jimmy Fallon on Late Night. He is a theater major from Michigan State and has also played drums in a band. His radio skills are not limited to Bob and Tom, he is also a regular fill in host in the Grand Rapids, MI area. On this podcast we discuss some of these things and a lot more. How did he get his start? The influence his dad had on his comedy. His favorite karaoke song. Plus the wonderful “Pillars” series he films for Youtube. You can find out more about Dave at: daviddyercomedy.com!

Holiday Sh*t with Britt  

Tis the holiday season and along with it go the pressures of family, gift giving, traditions and more. What better way to talk about the stresses and fun of the holiday season than with Tiffany and your favorite guest, Britt. She's back and she's been laid on this Holiday edition of Shit with Britt.

Getting NAKD with Kristi Lee and Nate Davis  

Excited to share with you a hot new band out of Atlanta NAKD!   This trio features Frontman Nate Davis, Guitarist and Singer Davey Heritier, and the fabulous DJ/Producer DJ Krillz. Speaking for the group Nate Davis shares the origins of their "Soulful Street Pop" sound that combines pop riffs and hooks, passionate Motown-influenced vocals and the energy of EDM.   You will hear a sample of their latest work and we discuss the struggles of making it in the music business today.  Nate talks about touring in Europe that may or may not include an interesting "trip" to the Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam. There was also a memorable trip to the Playboy Mansion which included a meeting with Hef and more.   Watch for this up and coming band with an incredible live show to come to a town near you.  For tour dates and more info follow: NAKDMUSIC.com    

Revving Up with Comedian Adam Ferrara  

Sure Adam Ferrara is a top notch stand up comic and an amazing actor but his is also a “good man”. After you listen to this episode you will understand exactly what I mean. We chat about his career which includes 3 Comedy Central Specials, working along side his best friend Dennis Leary on the Emmy nominated “Rescue Me” and countless other roles in movies and television.

On his latest TV gig he was as one of the co-hosts of “Top Gear US”. So naturally we talk cars. Lots of car talk! However, the best part of our conversation focuses on family and the important role his father had in Adams life. From early in childhood to the wonderful husband he has become today the love and respect Adam has for his dad is heart warming.

In a very unexpected twist we remember 9/11/2001. Adam a native New Yorker was in Manhattan that fateful day. He shares with us what it was like in the area around ground zero the day of and for many many days after. We could use a few more “good” men like Adam Ferrara these days...

Ian Bagg Take Two  

Haling from the small isolated Canadian town of Terrace, my guest today has made a big name for himself in comedy. Ian Bagg shares with us his journey through Canada into the United States all in the name of making people laugh. His stand up has come a long way from his first open mic, where all of his jokes that were written on his hands melted away in his nervous sweat, to one of the finalist on “Last Comic Standing”. Ian shares his thoughts on hockey, a horrible reaction to a tattoo, and his brush with dynamite. We also get a glimpse into his private life as we talk about his wife and dogs. Find out what terrifies him and what it was like to hear that your mom may or may not have slept with Wayne Newton. And how could we not talk about his movie career which included working with chimpanzees. Who wouldn’t want to do a film about a hockey playing chimp? All that and more as we have a fascinating conversation with comedian Ian Bagg.

Swap-Cast with Chad Zumock  

Comedian Chad Zumock joins me on the podcast! Chad is from Cleveland and a HUGE Cleveland sports fan. We will touch on the World Series, the Cavaliers Championship and Chad’s most prized possession, which happens to be sports related but NOT from a Cleveland team.

Chad shares with us the touching story of meeting his dad for the first time at the age of 22! How his mom almost named him Elvis. A stint in radio on the legendary WMMS which came to end with a DUI. A bout with depression that lead him to therapy, anti-depressants and ended with finding himself in a “good place”. And it wouldn’t be a podcast without finding out about Chad’s hidden talent. Oh and I think he is the first stand up comedian I have ever met that has never taken a selfie!

Check out Chad at chadzumock.com. He is also on the Twitter, Facebook, etc...

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