Subject Matter Experts of many varieties…

088: Neil Gordon

Sound Matters episode #088 features Tom’s compelling conversation with communications expert and speaker coach, Neil Gordon. Neil’s message is valuable far beyond those who work as professional speakers…

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068: Vicky Hamilton

Sound Matters episode #068 features Tom’s great conversation with music industry executive, Grammy winner, and author of the compelling memoir, Appetite for Dysfunction…

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062: Scott Flynn

July 14, 2018 Sound Matters episode #062 features Tom’s long form conversation with Scott Flynn, author of the memoir My Life… Don’t Try This At Home – a collection of 55 funny short stories. Scott is a husband, stepdad, mentor, entrepreneur, artist, and philanthropist. Scott is also the founder and CEO of two international companies, Best…

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057: Jeanne Robertson

June 02, 2018 Sound Matters episode #057 features Jeanne Robertson… a professional speaker and humorist for over five decades. With no signs of slowing down, Jeanne fills venues around the country telling hilarious stories from her storied life as a teenage contestant in the Ms. America pageant, to a mother, a wife, and a successful…

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056: Theron Moore

Being from the Midwest, northern IL/southern WI, specifically, and playing in rock bands myself for over 30 years, I know quite a bit about the local and regional music scene

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054: Joel Moutray

May 05, 2018 I came across Joel Moutray from The empower_good Podcast via the great expanse known as the internet, and was really taken by his passion and enthusiasm for putting and positivity out into the world (which also happens to be a foundational purpose of this show…). Joel joins me on Sound Matters to talk…

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053: Phillip Ryan Block #2

Sound Matters episode 053 features Tom’s 2nd conversation with serial entrepreneur, Phillip Ryan Block from Independent Ear, Block Media Group, and now, The Open Heart Collective

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036: Freddy Negrete & Steve Jones

November 11, 2017 Sound Matters show #036 features Tom’s interview with Freddy Negrete and Steve Jones, authors of Smile Now, Cry Later: Guns, Gangs, and Tattoos – My Life in Black and Gray. This conversation with both Freddy and Steve deliberately focuses primarily on the journey from recovery to discovery, health, life, and ultimately… giving back. Digging…

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031: Amy Dresner

September 23, 2017 Sound Matters episode #031 features Tom’s in-depth interview with the hilarious and insightful Amy Dresner, author of the riveting book My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean on Hachette Books. This episode and subject matter represent a more overt shiFt in the direction of the Sound Matters show. Longtime…

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018: Phillip Ryan Block #1

May 06, 2017 Episode #018 of the Sound Matters radio show features Tom’s interview with serial entrepreneur Phillip Ryan Block from Independent Ear Productions and Block Media Group. And the inaugural ROCKFORD’S LOCAL MUSIC SCENE update with 96.7 The Eagle’s Kevin McCarthy. On This Episode: Get Sound Matters Radio interview podcasts on >> iTunes & Spreaker INTERVIEW Guest: PHILLIP RYAN BLOCK from Independent Ear…

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015: Susan Masino

April 15, 2017 Episode #015 of the Sound Matters radio show kicks off with headlines in music and entertainment news, and spotlights two classic albums & tracks tied to this week in music history by Van Halen & Ozzy Osbourne… Tom also interviews accomplished music journalist, author, and paranormal researcher SUSAN MASINO. Each Sound Matters Radio episode concludes with…

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