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Thursday, April 29th – Guests: Douglas Wellman and John Byner

Douglas Wellman and John Byner – The Man of 1,000 Voices

Legendary actor, comedian and impressionist John Byner joins us along with Douglas Wellman, who authored a book on Byner’s life and career. Then in Hour 2, Doug will continue with us to discuss the compelling true story Surviving Hiroshima.

GUEST BIO:

The proud owner of tons of dialects and hundreds of uncanny impersonations, the short (5’7″), slight, deadpan, rubber-faced, fair-haired funnyman John Byner is the forerunner to such latter-day gifted comic impressionists as Dana Carvey, Frank Caliendo and Jim Carrey. Byner’s spot-on impressions have run the entertainment and historical gamut – from John Wayne, Ed Sullivan, Walter Brennan and George Jessel to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson. As icing on the cake, he hilariously unleashed over-done singing vocals to such stylists as Johnny Mathis and Dean Martin. At his heyday in the late 60s and early 70s, John and Rich Little were the cream of the mimicking crop – he is deservedly recognized as the “Men of 1,000 Impressions.”

Douglas Wellman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied television broadcasting at the University of Minnesota. After working at television stations in Minneapolis-St. Paul, he moved to Los Angeles where he had a 35-year career as an award-winning television producer-director. He worked primarily in comedy on shows such as The Facts of Life, Gimme a Break, Comic Strip Live, An Evening at the Improv and Comedy on the Road. Concurrent with the last 17 years of his career, he taught sitcom production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and also served as Assistant Dean at that school.

BOOKS:

Five Minutes, Mr. Byner!

Surviving Hiroshima: A Young Woman’s Story

Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes

WEBSITES:

JohnByner.com

DouglasWellmanAuthor.com

SurvivingHiroshima.com

TWITTER:

@DouglasWellman
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All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
For more info on The Rentals and Q36 visit: https://therentals.bandcamp.com/

APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/q36/1509863328

 

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Wednesday, April 28th – Guest: Leela Hutchison

Leela Hutchison – Journey into the Giant Selenite Crystal Caves

Leela Hutchison takes us on a journey like none other, into an underground alien world right here on Planet Earth. The mysterious giant Selenite crystals of Naica are now known to be the largest crystals discovered. She will discuss why this magical crystal palace has drawn researchers and scientists from around the world to study these giants. This place is considered one of the most hostile environments on earth where a human can die in less than 30 minutes.

GUEST BIO:

Leela Hutchison is a Graduate Gemologist, explorer, researcher and author of the giant selenite crystals of Mexico. She is the first American woman to explore the deadly crystal caves of Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico seven years earlier than teams brought in by National Geographic or NASA in 2008. Born in El Paso, Texas, she spent her summers exploring near White Sands Missile Range and Roswell and the Sierra Blanca mountains of New Mexico. She is an avid hiker of the southwest deserts in the U.S. Her research and rare first images to come out of the initial exploration of the giant crystal caves has been presented in cities of the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Leela has also been interviewed on several radio shows including an interview with Mexico’s top leading Ufologist, Jaime Maussan, in Mexico City.

BOOKS:

TO ORDER HER BOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/LeelaHutchisonG.G

FOR LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
https://www.facebook.com/thecrystalgiants

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All music by The Rentals featuring special remixes from their album Q36.
For more info on The Rentals and Q36 visit: https://therentals.bandcamp.com/

APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/us/album/q36/1509863328