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Paul Cook Talks

By Paulie Cook
A jaded, yet hopeful veteran broadcaster, author and speaker.
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Forever Chemicals, Political Discourse & What To Do Now
The documentary "The Devil You Know" stirred me big time. I learned so much about the cancer causing chemicals in TEFLON, PFOA and PFOS. Some of these chemicals were in microwave popcorn bags for years and years. I loved on microwave popcorn.
September 13, 2022
Fentanyl And National News Attention For A St. Louisan
His name is Justin Smith. He's been on quite a ride across his life and over the past year. I was thrilled when I heard about Martha MacCallum from a worldwide news network interviewing him live on TV. How in the hell did that go down? Listen and hear the whole story... and more.
September 05, 2022
RecoveryFest STL Event 9-25-22
Please join us for RecoveryFest STL in Kirkwood on 9/25. Great bands, food trucks... I speak to the organizer Jim Murphy.
August 21, 2022
Low Energy - Low Mood - Apathy Platypus Story
Solutions to that Covid hangover, low mood, low energy. Thank you Caroline Adams Miller!
August 18, 2022
The Most Memorable People
With my wife and Guy Phillips, the best or worst interviews we've ever done... Lenny Kravitz, John Mellencamp, Tom Hanks, Marshall Faulk and David Hasselhoff! The last two happened to be naked!
August 08, 2022
**Who Will Win A "Paulie" - 1st Year Anniversary Show!
Hear back to some of my favorite interviews over the past year AND see who wins a Paulie Award! Interviews with Spencer Pravitt about working on EVs, Inspirational Author and TEDx Speaker Caroline Adams Miller, Chicago White Soxs player Jake Burger about PTSD, and News Talk STL Host Vic Porcelli - along with a few surprises in our first anniversary show. The most awesomeness you can have with 25 minutes and one tuxedo tshirt! Brought to you by "Sponsor of the YEAR:" OUR FREE WATER STORE Your home is your sanctuary. It's a safe haven from the outside world. Yet everyday, we bring harsh chemicals and toxins into our home under the guise of cleanliness. We rely on these harsh household cleaners to help us maintain a clean home and rid us of dirt and germs, but they are actually harming us and the environment. What if we had cleaning products that were safe, effective and much more affordable? With Kangen Water® you can make your own environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, chemical-free cleaning products that actually work! Clean your home, wash your clothes, do your dishes and sanitize your counters all while maintaining a cleaner, greener home with Enagic®.
July 10, 2022
The Importance of Great Customer Service in 2022 with Shep Hyken
When was the last time you saw bad customer service? Last week, or maybe last hour?  Life is a customer service proposition to me. I love to show people that they are important. I think I was made for that, and as much as I tell myself to "hold back" and to "play this one really cool, dude" - usually I can't do it. The truth is I don't lie, or try to blow smoke up your skirt, usually I see in someone something that is very admirable, which deserves to be made know.  I love "human connection" in the now. I think I heard a lot of that in my interview with customer service guru Shep Hyken. I also learned a ton of things about trust and getting people to come back for what you are offering. Shep is pretty damn awesome, but I told myself to "play this one really cool." -Paul Our Free Water Store
June 26, 2022
Father's Day - Dads Who Stay & Behind The Music 1975
My Dad Terry Cook calls in live while I'm "on the air." The reason will make you laugh. Beautiful.  Also, "A child arrived just the other day....Cats In The Cradle" Courageous dads who stay. The doc, "Fatherless Ameica." #fathersday #fatherlessamerica #behindthemusic #jakeburger #whitesox Our Free Water Store
June 19, 2022
Radio Personality Sherry Farmer Hebert
Disney talk with a Disney college faithful. Try the best water on earth for FREE.
June 12, 2022
What's Blocking You Off & The Pickleball Craze in St. Louis
Go to: Our Free Water Store Credit: Jack White "Temporary Ground" Credit: Guys Next Door "I've Been Waiting For You"
June 07, 2022
HEAR: Depp/Heard Trial Closing Remarks with Amber Alert in Courtroom
Depp/Heard Trial Closing Remarks with Amber Alert in Courtroom. So weird! Also, 1st Amendment arguments. Later in podcast - Missouri's NARCAN shortage - the lifesaving medicine given in opioid overdoses. Usually those involve the volcano eruption of Fentanyl in our state. Why is this happening? Please get healthy with some free water from Our Free Water Store in Chesterfield.
May 28, 2022
2 Shows: Remainder of F1 then the lastest on The Fentanyl Epidemic
Jim Hammond on Racing until minute 16, then the rest of the show on Fentanyl and some of my story.
May 21, 2022
The NETFLIX EFFECT: Meteoric Rise of Formula One in U.S.
Racing historian and collector Jim Hammond takes us on a rollercoaster ride of Formula One and Indy Car racing.
May 21, 2022
Momma's Day Broadcast
Supreme court leak, Doctor Bligh and songs about Mom.
May 09, 2022
Truth About Electric Vehicles Zooming Out
His name is Spencer Prawitt. He's spent his life working on engines, has 2 degrees and knows his stuff about electric vehicles. He tells me there's a lot more to the story than just "zero tailpipe emissions."
April 04, 2022
What Is Allowed in STL Area Water
More from my bud at "Our Free Water Store" in Chesterfield. Ken "Coach" Redman has made incredible discoveries. This is truly stunning!
March 28, 2022
Could We Follow ROCKY Today?
Paul's much anticipated "Rocky In Today" episode. Finally.  The hypervigilant parenting of today would call the authorities about the "excited man running through the Philadelphia streets," while he's shadow-boxing and leaping park benches before ever allowing their kids to run around him. Listen to: EXACTLY WHY that kind of thinking has been a problem for millennials and younger in society.
March 15, 2022
The Epidemic of Not Showing Up Really Is Pissing Me Off!
Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos, another all talk no deliver situation. Why aren't people showing up for jobs? Why can't I employ a plumber?
March 06, 2022
Actor Sean Penn in Ukraine
Today he's in Ukraine making a documentary. I spent a few hours unlikely with Sean Penn 20 years ago. Nicole Kidman popped up. The late author Hunter S. Thompson was also there. Listen to hear what bizarre things he did.  Also, hear more about my Audible book out in a few months. Major updates on COOKED IN LA (and now St. Louis) about the rollercoaster of discoveries since my story came out in 2009.
February 27, 2022
When You Leave a Job Must You Take COBRA? (And More)
Daniel Jung is a talented health insurance specialist. My conversation with him was very eye-opening, and highly useful in these "pandemic times." Reach out to Dan at or call 314.544.5400
February 23, 2022
Name 1 Thing You Bought Recently Worth It?
Greg Hewitt, Tali Burns, Guy Phillips, Vic Porcelli and Jennifer Cook
February 20, 2022
Snow Blind: Recovering After The Random Shooting (Incredible Story)
Author William M. Johnson
February 01, 2022
Be Enriched By Your Peers And Avoid The Familiar "Mean Girls" Friend Group
I truly believe this interview will change your life. Caroline Adams Miller is a huge believer in sharing the actual science of grit and happiness, not just opinion.  She'll also share her breakthrough of exactly how women can more authentically root each other to new heights and happiness. Questions? Say "Hi!"
January 17, 2022
MUST HEAR: The Key To Having The Courage To Keep Your New Years Resolution
Author Ryan Berman started as a "Mad Men" of advertising in New York. Now he motivates millions in the art of Courage.  You will gain great and useful insight if you listen to this episode of The Paul Cook talks Podcast. Feedback to Paul Cook Check out Paul Cook Talks Tools
January 03, 2022
A New Device in Opioid Recovery
It sounds incredibly futuristic! Kelly Reed from RecoverUS is my guest and she talks about her personal family story and The Bridge implant.
January 03, 2022
Tim Convy: Talent Extraordinaire
Former St. Louis morning radio host, great working comedian and musician. Also has a "to die for" recipe to carrot cake.
November 23, 2021
Exactly HOW Your Water Choice Can Change Your LIFE
Coach Redman owns the "Free Water Store" in Chesterfield
November 22, 2021
FEAR An Underlying Condition To Covid 19 Death Now
What is FEAR? Why is it now listed as a condition involved in Covid death? And how do your overcome it?
November 22, 2021
Pro Baseball Star Jake Burger - CANDID
Not your normal everyday, Bull-Durham-like baseball player interview! Jake Burger talks from PTSD and Depression to the highs of his first Major League Home Run with the Chicago White Sox (against the Astros,) and EVERYTHING in between. Interviewed by his uncle Paul.
October 31, 2021
Paul talks about a true advancement in wellness
Paul Cook talks about a true miracle in wellness: Kangen Water - with Coach Redman!
October 01, 2021
A Profound September in STL
I attended the Police Chiefs Prayer Breakfast. Powerful. 
September 30, 2021
The Trauma of 9/11 - The Resilience Created
Please let me speak to your group about the things I've discovered about finding resilience and building that in our kids.
September 16, 2021
Resilience Is THE Mission with My Wife Jennifer Cook
A very candid interview with Jen about overcoming cancer in our 40's. Jen was surprised with Breast Cancer and I was the same with colorectal cancer in 2017 and 2019. Hopefully, our journey shows that no one is without HOPE. (from an interview in 2020)
August 27, 2021
Paul Hovers Over Random Netflix Documentaries For His "Expert" Reviews and Recommendations
Somehow most of the docs that showed up were in the area of "tragic evil." What does this say about me? Lightning fast reviews to save YOU time when searching. "The Mind Explained"   "Jeffrey Epstein Filthy Rich"   "American Murder: The Family Next Door"   "Abducted In Plain Sight"   "The Social Dilemma"   "The Mind of Aaron Hernandez"   "Athlete A" (American Gymnasts sexual abuse by trainer)   "My Octopus Teacher" all seen and possibly recommended.
August 19, 2021
Mysterious Unsolved Double Murder In A Nice St. Louis Neighborhood
This is part 2 of Sarge Burgoon's interview. He details the tragic murder of two 18 and 19 year old teens by a active park in a popular St. Louis neighborhood in 1980. The rollercoaster takes him to prisons, considering serial killers, working the evidence and staying in touch with the  Dooling and Consolino families. (Please forgive the delay in publishing. The interview was stuck in the ether)
August 19, 2021
St. Louis's Most Notorious Cold Case with Detective Joe Burgoon
The details will shock you. Come with us back to the winter of 1983. "Facedown amid the boiler-room rubble lay the headless body of an African-American female. Naked from the waist down, she wore only a yellow V-neck sweater fitted loosely around her torso." From Chad Garrison, RIVERFRONT TIMES, The Case That Haunts (This is not a true crime podcast. It's a native St. Louis podcast.)
July 02, 2021
Netflix - Murder (Preview) - STRESS
"Workin my weave" through topics and life.
June 24, 2021
Mechanic Says He Loves Me, Chrissy Teigen Talk and Post Traumatic Growth
I thought I heard the car guy say he loved me. You tell me! Chrissy Teigen Cancelled and Learn about Post Traumatic Growth and my Hair Growth.
June 14, 2021
Watch Your Kid's Influencers! And The Jane Doe Murder Preview
The Influencer Industry will make $13.8 billion in 2021. It was just $1.7 billion five years ago. But our kids don't always know it's an ARTIFICIAL WORLD creating a warped FOMO. Also, I preview my conversation with Sgt. Burgoon one of St. Louis's biggest unsolved murder investigations.
June 14, 2021
Paul Finds a Microphone, a Mouse AND the Solution to Forgetfulness
We are living in the "Age of Anxiety" and it causes lots of things, including FORGETFULNESS. Then: Ever donated an old couch to someone? Be careful how long you let it sit in your garage. Your old presence will attract more fans.
June 13, 2021