World Leaders & Thinkers “In Their Own Words

Here is where you can experience the vast wisdom and knowledge of geniuses as interviewed by Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones. Listen to them in their own words as they share their expertise. This experience will give you strength for your journey and food for thought. Please feel free to browse the interviews listing by clicking it. Some audio and video is in Windows Media Format. To download a free Windows Media Player, click the link below. Thanks for stopping by.

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Featured Interviews

 

NBC-TV The National Dog Show With David Frei chats with Dr. Alvin

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Scribe: My Life in Sports By Bob Ryan chats with Dr. Alvin

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Ever since he joined the sports department of the Boston Globe in 1968, sports enthusiasts have been blessed with the writing and reporting of Bob Ryan. Tony Kornheiser calls him the “quintessential American sportswriter.” For the past twenty-five years, he has also been a regular on various ESPN shows, especially The Sports Reporters, spreading his knowledge and enthusiasm for sports of all kinds.

Born in 1946 in Trenton, New Jersey, Ryan cut his teeth going with his father to the Polo Grounds and Connie Mack Stadium, and to college basketball games at the Palestra in […]

Rainbow In The Cloud: The Wisdom And Spirit Of Maya Angelou With Guy Johnson chats with Dr. Alvin

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“Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing. Through a long and prolific career in letters, she became one of the most celebrated voices of our time.

Now, in this collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations culled from the author’s great works, including The Heart of a Woman, On the Pulse of Morning, Gather Together in My Name, and Letter to My Daughter, Maya […]

NBC-TV Marry Me’s Dan Bucatinsky chats with Dr. Alvin

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Dan Bucatinsky stars as Kevin 2 in the NBC comedy “Marry Me.”

Bucatinsky won the 2013 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category for his portrayal of James Novack on the hit Shonda Rhimes series, Scandal, which began airing its 3rd season on ABC this Fall.

Bucatinsky wrote, produced, and starred in indie romantic comedy All Over the Guy (Lionsgate). In 2003 he and partner Lisa Kudrow founded Is Or Isn’t Entertainment, which produced the cult, Emmy-nominated HBO comedy The Comeback co-starring Bucatinsky as publicist, Billy Stanton. Their acclaimed docu-series Who […]

No Land’s Man By Aasif Madnvi chats Dr. Alvin

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“It always bothered me that Aasif was more than merely funny-he’s also a great actor. Now I’ve learned he’s an amazing storyteller as well, and I am furious . . . but also grateful. Aasif’s movement between cultures and genres is what makes him and his story singularly funny, poignant, and essential.”
– John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require

“My father moved our family to the United States because of a word. It was a word whose meaning fascinated him. It was a singularly American word, a […]

Off The Grid’s Jesse Ventura chats with Dr. Alvin

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Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer chats with Dr. Alvin

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Join New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman and his wife (and rock star, crowd funding pioneer, social media maven and TED speaker) Amanda Palmer as they discuss their careers, recent works and the joy of audio books

Thanksgiving is the biggest travel holiday of the year with millions of Americans anticipating hours of unavoidable traffic, gridlock, and delays. Audio books are the perfect way to transform time that would otherwise be wasted into the most entertaining part of your trip! Nearly all of today’s biggest books are available in audio. Read by […]