Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Unfolding Story Continues

Everyone has  story. What''s yours?

As we rev up for a second season of compelling conversations, The Amy Beth Arkawy continues to grow.

What started as an under-the radar-over the radio-rainbow experiment has emerged as a popular and critically acclaimed podcast. We are so honored to be named one of the "Best Professional Podcasts" by Media Byte. "Helmed by a savvy and warmly amusing radio vet and author with some sort of advanced degree in psychology or counseling, the show is an empowering, entertaining tour de force." Wow! We'll do our best to live up to such high praise.

And the show will continue to weave together a  mosaic of notable and emerging voices in the arts, pop culture, personal growth and justice,. The focus is storytelling, and the inspiration and influences that fuel a creative life. We mix in cultural commentary, too. Yeah, I can't help myself.

Our Inspiration to Action Challenge has garnered more listener participation than I could have ever imagined. And the success stories keep pouring in. So we will continue to showcase that feature, as well as others that propel positive life changes and help facilitate creativity.

We've already featured an impressive array of guests including authors Tania Grossinger, Eliot Tibor, Jessica Handler and Andrew Cotto; true crime experts Dr. Daniela Schreier, David Diamond and  Bill Deane; filmmakers Lora Lee Ecobelli, Marta Cunningham and John Alan Simon; theatre pros Mike Selkirk and Mary Catherine Wilson; music artists Caroline Rose, Jerry Strull and Matt Williams and pop culture gurus Cate Meighan and Kristen Burtt.

I always ask for listener input: so if you have a compelling story to tell, feel free to query us. The easiest way is through my website . We're always looking for authors, filmmakers, theatre folks, musicians, social commentators, etc. We also have Coffee Klatch editions, where we feature our free flow pop culture convo. So if you're a loquacious free thinker who likes to dish TV, movies, hot topics in the news, be in touch and we'll talk.

It's been great to re-connect with so many 'old' fans and forge partnerships with so many new voices. Your kind words of encouragement. mean so much.

Please join us: The Amy Beth Arkawy Show live Mondays and Fridays at noon (ET)  Or anytime on demand. That's the beauty of the Internet podcasts. you can listen anytime. The only drawback: we still don't get as many calls as I'd like. As my hearty radio irregulars know: I love interacting live on the radio with listeners. So if you get a chance, please call in and join the conversation. Or do so before/during the show via Twitter @abwrites

Drive safe. Play nice. Dream big.

Happy New Year!



Connie said...

Love your show, Amy Beth. Some guests more than others-love the justice stuff. music & some authors. but you're always great. So much insight, always wrapped around with humor and compassion. Continued success.

Anonymous said...

Great Beatles special. Like your chats with writers, too.

Holly said...

Great show! Glad I found it. Love your conversations with authors and creative jumpstarts. Trying the Inspiration challenge. Thanks