This class novel has impacted generations and was voted America’s best-loved novel during The Great American Read. We spoke with Cheryl Goodman, English teacher at Nease High School, about the ways this book stays relevant in the 21st century. Listen on to discover which book won!
Celeb chef Kenny Gilbert is here to share his top BBQ secrets. He discusses his journey to becoming a multi-restaurant owner and contestant on Top Chef and Beat Bobby Flay, plus his experience writing his first book, A Chef’s Journal. We also get into a heated round of rapid fire questions, plus a pimento cheese and smoked conch dip tasting that leaves Hurley and Jenna (and even Producer Bryan) speechless.
On Nov. 1, 2018, fourth grader Micah Hall took office as the Mayor of Jacksonville. He was nominated by two of his teachers to be Kid Mayor for the day with Mayor Lenny Curry. Micah stops by the podcast studio to tell Jenna all about his day in office and his hoop dreams. Micah was our first mayor on the show, but definitely won't be the last.
Dr. Tracy Alloway is an associate professor of Psychology at UNF and a working memory expert. Dr. Alloway stops by to tell us how her research of working memory can improve our health. She also explains the reasoning behind her odd hobby of barefoot running.
His videos headbanging to Slayer holding an American flag during hurricanes have millions of views. He has been featured on Fox News and invited to rock out with some incredible bands. Lane Pittman is a Jacksonville legend and he talks all about his overnight fame with Hurley and Jenna. Don't miss our video of Lane doing his infamous headbanging throughout the Main Library!
On this special Halloween episode of Completely Spooked we sit down with the Ghostbuster of Jacksonville, Misty Darnell. Misty is the founder of PFC Paranormal, a local nonprofit that investigates what goes bump in the night. Misty tells a spooky ghost stories that keeps Jenna and Hurley up for weeks.
This week, local author Nikesha Elise Williams joins us to chat about her books, Four Women and The Appeal of Ebony Jones. As a television producer, many of the stories in her books derived from real news events, such as the killings of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis. Williams shares her motivation for writing fiction, plus a startling tale of a novel she lost in a technology incident.
Pablos Holman is an inventor, futurist and notorious hacker from Seattle. Producer Bryan and Jenna caught up with him before his talk at UNF to chat about his work saving the world with his inventions, his friendship with Bill Gates, and why we should be nice to robots. One of our longest episodes yet but worth the full listen for sure.
Eileen Kelley is an investigative reporter for the Florida Times-Union. She and Gary Mills produced the podcast, Have You Seen Kamiyah?, telling the story of the 5-hour-old baby taken from a Jacksonville hospital in 1998. Eileen tells us about the emotional journey she went through to retell this tragic story on it's 20th anniversary.
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