What kind of interviews do we have in the Growing Bolder Radio vault?
When we started Growing Bolder Radio back in 2006, we decided from day one that we wanted the individual interviews to be as evergreen as possible. The result, after 8 years of Growing Bolder Radio, is exactly what we had hoped for — a fascinating, historical, and still timely and relevant library of over three thousand 8-to-12 minute inspirational interviews with some of the most amazing men and women on the planet.
We don’t do interviews to sell tickets or books. We do interviews to change lives. We talk less about specific events and more about basic philosophies. We remove any unnecessary reference to time or place that might date the interview. We’re not here to promote someone’s next book, film or album. We’re here to ask about and share life lessons learned. Hope and inspiration has no shelf life.
Pick a topic or category and we’ve got dozens, if not hundreds, of interviews with a who’s who of thought leaders in that category; masters sports, musicians, active centenarians, actors, cancer survivors, entrepreneurs, health and fitness experts, artists, philanthropists, CEOs, and ordinary people living extraordinary lives. If someone is the oldest person in history to do something cool, we’ve interviewed them. And odds are, they were great. Passion makes for great interviews.
We have conducted so many interviews that I often forget about them. When I see someone fascinating and ask Jill, our radio producer, to book them as a guest, she’ll often say, “OK, but we’ve had already them on.”
While we’ve done a great job of booking and interviewing these fascinating men and women and sharing the secrets to their success and happiness, we’ve not done a great job of figuring our how best to organize and make their interviews easily accessible. All interviews from Growing Bolder Radio are now archived on GrowingBolder.com and can be listened to at any time but we want to make it even easier to enjoy this one-of-a-kind library. In the not too distant future, we’ll be rolling out regular podcasts for each category that you can subscribe to and be automatically notified when new interviews are available. Below are just some of interviews we’ve done in just one category — musicians.
Kenny G, Greg Allman, Herbie Hancock, Neil Diamond, Pat Boone, Roger Daltry, Rosanne Cash, Ian Anderson, Roger McGuinn, Chubby Checker, Johnny Mathis, Rita Coolidge, Jackie DeShannon, Philip Bailey, Mickey Gilley, Charlie Daniels, Boz Skaggs, Don McClean, Rickie Lee Jones, David Cassidy, Mark Volman, Peter Frampton, Charlie Pride, Eric Burdon, Davy Jones, Neil Sedaka, Mel Tillis, Andy Williams, Gary US Bonds, Don Felder, Brenda Lee, Arlo Guthrie, Darlene Love, Liberty Devitto, David Frieberg, Pat Travers, Dave Davies, Randy Bachman, Fred Schneider, Weird Al Yankovic, Bill Tapia, Tanya Tucker, Bobby Vinton, Petula Clark, Mary Wilson, Gloria Gaynor, Bobby Goldsboro, Ronnie Milsap, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Tom Rush, Martha Reeves, Gary Puckett, The Nelsons, and many, many more.