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Erratic Dispatches

By Outre Tomes, Inc.
Hosted by Eric Morris Eskenazi and featuring interviews with actors, artists, comedians, journalists, poets, public speakers and writers discussing their current and upcoming projects.

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Interview with Carly Fisher, author of Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City

Erratic Dispatches

Interview with Carly Fisher, author of Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City

Erratic Dispatches

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Interview with Andrew Shanahan, author of Before and After
London-based author, Andrew Shanahan, discusses his brilliant dystopian fiction novel, Before and After, featuring an isolated protagonist and his dog with an eerie premise that written a year before COVID-19. Andrew is also the founder of the organization, MAN V FAT, and shares how his own personal life experiences and journalism career has spawned his imagination and inspired him to help other men struggling with weight problems.  Check out Andrew's official website:  https://helloshan.co.uk/ Order Before and After now from Andrew's Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Shanahan/e/B00DXG9ZFE?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1603474772&sr=8-2 Listen to Andrew read from the first chapter of Before and After on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/andrew-shanahan/before-and-after-first-chapter?ref=clipboard&p=a&c=1 Follow Andrew on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nervouscrying Learn more about MAN V FAT: https://manvfat.com/
57:02
October 23, 2020
Interview with Scott Milne, author of Win The War On COVID-19: Virus Defense Strategies for Home and Business
Scott Milne discusses his professional career as the founder of Rocky Mountain Efficiency and now the author of an essential book on implementing crucial measures to fight off COVID-19 in homes and businesses titled Win The War On COVID-19: Virus Defense Strategies for Home and Business. Scott also has a website to purchase devices to protect against COVID-19 called the Virus Depot. Purchase Win The War On COVID-19: Virus Defense Strategies for Home and Business on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Milne/e/B08HVVCSQ7?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1602763112&sr=8-2 Check out COVID-19 fighting products at the Virus Depot: https://www.virusdepot.com/
1:36:03
October 16, 2020
Interview with Datta Groover, author of Different
Colorado-based writer, Datta Groover, is the author of the multi award-winning novel called Different. This touching story about a family in Oregon dealing with both domestic and external conflicts is a wonderful debut. Datta discusses his professional background as an inspirational public speaker and the joys of being a successful writer. Check out Datta's official website: https://dattagroover.com/ Purchase Different from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Different-Datta-Groover-ebook/dp/B07PB48QX6/
38:44
October 16, 2020
Interview with Angel B. Jimenez, author of Age of the Kings
Teenage author, Angel B. Jimenez, recently published the first part of a series of fantasy novels called Age of the Kings, out now through Newman Springs Publishing.  He discusses his literary inspirations and plans to become a full-time writer. Angel also hosts a podcast called The Athenaeum. Check out Angel's official website: https://www.ageofthekings.net/ Purchase Age of the Kings from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Age-Kings-Angel-B-Jimenez-ebook/dp/B08633JW15/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1R6160AXHJBMH&dchild=1&keywords=angel+b+jimenez+age+of+the+kings&qid=1602762123&sprefix=angel+b+jimenez%2Caps%2C168&sr=8-1 Listen to Angel's The Athenaeum podcast: https://www.ageofthekings.net/the-athenaeum
38:13
October 16, 2020
Interview with Ja'Quintin Means, author of Willie
Ja'Quintin Means is the author of a new historical fiction novel about life on a plantation in Arkansas. Willie features conflicted and passionate characters who battle the master of the slaves and those who plot to escape the clutches of human cruelty. Ja'Quintin plans to further expand the story as a trilogy soon. In addition, Ja'Quintin is a noted poet and lecturer of symbols and alchemy. Check out Ja'Quintin's official website below: https://www.thewonderingalchemist.com/ Purchase Willie and Thoughts Of A Prince from Ja'Quintin's Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/JaQuintin-Means/e/B08H4C74LG/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1
24:35
September 17, 2020
Interview with Maggie Dwyer, author of What The Living Do
Canadian writer, Maggie Dwyer, is the author of the novel, What The Living Do, which covers the murder of a young woman whose adoptive family is Jewish and biological family is from the Cree tribe.      For this podcast episode, Maggie discusses the research done for the novel, Canada's vibrant creative communities and the inspiration for her previously published work, Misplaced Love: Short Stories. Check out Maggie's official website below: https://www.maggiedwyer.ca/ Purchase What The Living Do and Misplaced Love: Short Stories from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Dwyer/e/B001KIUEHU%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
50:17
September 11, 2020
Interview with Richard Kiers, Author of Swindled by Faith
Richard Kiers' book, Swindled by Faith, details growing up as a member of the cult, The Move, and escaping it as a teenager. He discusses being subjected to and witnessing various forms of abuse within the cult; and eventually moving on to become a prolific writer of many genres. In addition, Richard has been profiled in the Discovery documentary, The Movement of God, which features interviews with former members of The Move. Purchase Richard's book, Swindled by Faith, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Swindled-Faith-Reconciliation-Richard-Kiers-ebook/dp/B07RWTKQ73/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=richard+kiers&qid=1597506743&sr=8-2 Watch The Movement of God documentary on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TPv4K7mHDsM
1:05:28
August 17, 2020
Interview with Brenden Kumarasamy, Communication Expert and Founder of MasterTalk
Brenden Kumarasamy discusses his inspirations and passion for sharing the technique of mastering public speaking to everyone. He has produced hundreds of speeches to corporations, nonprofits, startups and universities. In addition, Brenden has couched business owners and individuals to strengthen their oratory skills and make their methods of communication effective and interesting. Check out Brenden's MasterTalk website: https://www.mastertalk.ca/ Watch the MasterTalk Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBYFP4mZLQovr7W6Si6sueA Follow Brenden's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/masteryourtalk/
27:56
August 13, 2020
Interview with Jan McInnis, Corporate Comedian, Keynote Speaker, Author and Podcaster
Jan McInnis is a unique comedian who uses clean humor to showcase the power of comedy in the workplace by speaking at company events throughout the United States. She has written books on her experiences as a stand-up comedian and how the corporate world should adapt to using humor to elevate their employees quality of life. Check out Jan's official website: https://theworklady.com/ Watch Jan's videos on her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgujEuaycVPdaTKtJjvmV0g Purchase Jan's books below: https://theworklady.com/comedy-writing-book/
38:50
August 7, 2020
Interview with Paz Ellis, author of Plantains And The Seven Plagues
Paz Ellis is the author of a very touching memoir about her family called Plantains And The Seven Plagues. She discusses growing up with a Cuban father and Dominican mother, cultural differences, conflicts with obtaining an American identity and her writing career.  Check out Paz's official website: www.pazellis.com Purchase Plantains And The Seven Plagues below: https://www.pazellis.com/memoirs.html Here's Paz's Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Paz-Ellis/e/B071Y2PT1J?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1595869042&sr=8-1
54:34
July 27, 2020
Interview with Nir Bashan, author of The Creator Mindset
Nir Bashan discusses his book, The Creator Mindset, which is out on August 4 through McGraw-Hill Education; and background of consulting brands, celebrities and entrepreneurs. He has previously worked in both the film and music industries, which has strengthened his outlook on providing brilliant steps for creatives to succeed in the business world. Check out Nir's official website: www.nirbashan.com Here's Nir's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOiXZjhjjVQ2jTpI2iukBAg/videos Purchase The Creator Mindset below: www.thecreatormindset.com
30:56
July 24, 2020
Interview with Caleb Harris, author of Suffering in Silence: August 15th, 2003
Caleb Harris is an emerging writer from Connecticut and author of the harrowing new novel, Suffering in Silence: August 15th, 2003. He discusses the inspirations behind the book and topical essays from his blog, Unpopular opinions.  Below is Caleb's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/charr8 Definitely read Caleb's blog entries: https://unpopularopinionsdots.com/ Purchase Suffering in Silence: August 15th, 2003 through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Suffering-Silence-August-15th-2003-ebook/dp/B0899QVGNN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CINA0OOTHJ20&dchild=1&keywords=suffering+in+silence+august+15th+2003&qid=1595262810&sprefix=suffering+in+%2Caps%2C159&sr=8-1 Here's Caleb's Amazon profile: https://www.amazon.com/Caleb-Harris/e/B079J3PTT3/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1 Watch the Help Us documentary on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eSq_GBB3oNg
23:38
July 20, 2020
Interview with Jonesy, Comedian and Podcaster of Weird AF News and Free Your F'N' Mind
Jonesy is a very unique and hilarious comedian who hosts several podcasts including Weird AF News and Free Your F'N' Mind. He also appears in many videos displaying his satiric skill of sharing bizarre stories from America and beyond. For this podcast, Jonesy discusses a wide range of topics including his former time on the East Coast, relocating to Los Angeles and his love for the very genuinely weird. Check out Jonesy's Official Website below: https://jonesy.com/ Definitely head over to Weird AF News for the latest podcast episodes: https://www.weirdafnews.com/ Here's Weird AF News' YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/weirdafnews Jonesy's YouTube Channel of Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/funnyjones/videos Don't forget to listen to Jonesy's Free Your F'N' Mind Podcast: https://jonesy.com/free-fn-mind-show/
1:19:37
July 15, 2020
Interview with Pamela Enz and Alexandra Guerineaud discussing their upcoming film project, Airtime
Playwright/screenwriter/producer, Pamela Enz and actor/writer/producer, Alexandra Guerineaud, discuss their latest project in development, Airtime, an epic film spanning from 1968 to 1988. This film will take place in both France and the US; and it will cover many historical events such as The Paris Riots of 1968, The Trilateral Commission and The Tompkins Square Park Riot of 1988.  Check out the trailer from Frennemis Jurés (Sworn Frenemies) featuring Alexandra: https://youtu.be/WqR9D2cfY7M Below is a trailer from Satin White, a project from Alexandra: https://www.facebook.com/SatinWhiteShortFilm/videos/1701977229936594/ Check out another project by Alexandra, After Laughter (Teaser) from the link below: https://vimeo.com/374316458 Watch The Trouble with Alice (Teaser) below from Alexandra: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqr29yr28fgepxk/The%20Trouble%20With%20Alice_HYBRID_1080_H264.mov?dl=0 Below is information about Pamela's play, Casablaca on the Hudson, which is the basis for Airtime: http://dixonplace.org/performances/casablanca-on-the-hudson/ Here's a short clipping about Casablaca on the Hudson: https://www.brooklynpaper.com/event/8220casablanca-on-the-hudson8221-brooklyn/2019-09-18/
1:22:46
July 2, 2020
Interview with journalist/founder of the Center for Contemporary Political Art, Charles Krause, and artist/archivist/chronicler of the Lower East Side, Clayton Patterson
Washington D.C.-based, Charles Krause, and Clayton Patterson from the Lower East Side have a lengthy discussion about surviving Jonestown, Trump's dangerous narcissism, the upcoming election, the recent protests, political unrest, the Lower East Side, gentrification and much more. Check out Charles Krause's Center for Contemporary Political Art: https://www.politicsartus.org/ Watch the Launch Event for the Center for Contemporary Political Art: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVm4KU42lE8&t=1159s Read an interview with Charles: https://www.upenn.edu/gazette/0113/feature4_1.html To purchase Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary: https://www.etsy.com/listing/797248690/clayton-godfather-of-the-lower-east-side?ref=shop_home_active_1 Check out Clayton's Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaytonLES?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=758752848 Clayton's website: http://www.claytonpattersonles.com/ Read more about NO!art: https://patterson.no-art.info/memo-en.html
1:47:51
June 30, 2020
Interview with Pamela Enz, Julian Voloj, Clayton Patterson and Charles Krause discussing collaborations in theater, graphic novels and political art
This episode features brief appearances from playwright, Pamela Enz, and graphic novel author, Julian Voloj, before artist/archivist/chronicler of the Lower East Side, Clayton Patterson, and journalist/founder of the Center for Contemporary Political Art, Charles Krause, have a lengthy one-on-one discussion about the chaos of Trump's America.  To purchase Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary: https://www.etsy.com/listing/797248690/clayton-godfather-of-the-lower-east-side?ref=shop_home_active_1 Check out Clayton's Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaytonLES?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=758752848 Clayton's website: http://www.claytonpattersonles.com/ Read more about NO!art: https://patterson.no-art.info/memo-en.html Short clip of Pamela Enz interviewing Clayton about the Lower East Side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etGAkkkrGzs&t=30s Read more about Julian Voloj: https://jewishartsalon.org/category/julian-voloj/ Check out Charles Krause's Center for Contemporary Political Art: https://www.politicsartus.org/
1:01:01
June 29, 2020
Interview with Carlos Walker, a self-taught artist whose exhibition of race reversal paintings at the Center for Contemporary Political Art is a must see
Carlos Walker discusses his exhibition of 48 race reversal paintings at the Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington D.C., titled What If? The Prison Drawings of Carlos Walker, which is open to the public until Sunday, July 5. He also mentions artistic, historic and political influences for the paintings and his upcoming projects. In addition, Charles Krause, the Founder of the Center for Contemporary Political Art, is seeking donations to frame more of Carlos's paintings. So, please consider making a contribution at the link below: https://www.politicsartus.org/donate-2/ Check out more info about this exhibition: https://www.politicsartus.org/events/what-if-the-prison-drawings-of-carlos-walker/# Carlos Walker's Instagram account features more of his work: http://www.instagram.com/walkers_gallery2 Here's Carlos' Official Website: http://www.walkersgallery.net
48:08
June 26, 2020
Interview with Sarah Relyea, author of the powerful new novel, Playground Zero
Sarah Relyea discusses her novel recently published by She Writes Press called Playground Zero, growing up in California during the counterculture 1960s, her academic career and upcoming writing projects. Click below for Sarah's official website: https://sarahrelyea.com Purchase Playground Zero from the link below: https://sarahrelyea.com/standalone-books/playground-zero Check out the Virtual Book Tour for Playground Zero: https://sarahrelyea.com/virtual-tour-playground-zero-a-novel
37:46
June 23, 2020
Interview with Carly Fisher, author of Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City
Super prolific and immensely gifted writer, Carly Fisher, discusses her new travel book, enthusiasm for Upstate New York and cannabis culture. Click the link below to purchase Easy Weekend Getaways in the Hudson Valley & Catskills: Short Breaks from New York City: https://www.carlyfisher.com/book Be sure to check out Carly's published writings and essays from her website: https://www.carlyfisher.com/publishedworks
1:14:53
June 10, 2020
Interview with Ketriana Yvonne, author of poetry collection, Sequin Soul
Brooklyn poet and host of The Ketriana Yvonne Show, discusses literary influences, collaborating with BRIC Arts Media and reads from her latest poetry collection. Below is the link to purchase Sequin Soul through Balboa Press:  https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/790253-sequin-soul Check out episodes of The Ketriana Yvonne Show through the YouTube link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkW4TcjFX0__G7Tmlrqeaw
1:00:43
May 29, 2020
Interview with Ellen Levitt, author of the Lost Synagogues of New York City
Ellen Levitt is the author of a trilogy of books covering the Lost Synagogues of New York City, Walking Manhattan and a prolific essay writer. Check out her Facebook page on the Lost Synagogues of New York City: https://www.facebook.com/TheLostSynagoguesOfNewYorkCity Be sure to purchase her books from the links below including the upcoming Monologues From The Makom, Intertwined Narratives of Sexuality, Gender, Body Image, and Jewish Identity: https://www.avotaynu.com/books/LostSynagoguesManhattan.htm https://www.wildernesspress.com/product.php?productid=17105&cat=286&page=1 https://benyehudapress.com/books/monologues-from-the-makom/
50:22
May 25, 2020
Interview with Leonard Feldman, writer of the play, Waiting For Irving.
Leonard Feldman is a writer from Brooklyn, NY, who had one of his plays, Waiting For Irving, adapted into the short film, Irving. During this podcast he discusses his career as a chiropractor and business owner, becoming a writer later on in life, literary inspirations and the success of his daughters, Rebecca and Liz, who both work in the entertainment industry. Below is the link to view the short film, Irving, on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/188938146
41:46
May 21, 2020
Interview with author, John DeSimone, for his latest book, The Road to Delano
California-based author, John DeSimone, is the inaugural guest for the Erratic Dispatches podcast. His latest novel, The Road to Delano, is out now from Rare Bird Books. It explores the history of the Delano Grape Strike in 1968 with Cesar Chavez and dueling farmer families caught amongst the turmoil of the labor movement.  Check out the author's website at www.johndesimone.com
1:18:36
April 22, 2020