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NOAH ADAMS is an American broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. A former co-host of the daily All Things Considered program, he has also served as senior correspondent at the network's National Desk.
RICK ADAMSON's voiceover credits include industrials and commercials for radio, television, and audiobook recordings, including The Secret and Younger Next Year.
In addition to his voiceover and theater work, JOHN APICELLA has appeared on a variety of television shows and movies.
Actor EDWARD ASNER is known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant.
JOHN ASTIN is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, but is best known for the role of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family television series and similarly eccentric comedic characters.
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JOEL BEN IZZY tells stories at festivals throughout the world and has written and produced six CDs, which have won awards from the American Library Association and the Parents’ Choice Foundation. He’s been a storytelling consultant to various companies, including Hewlett-Packard, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and Pixar Animation Studios. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and two children.
EDGAR BERGEN was an American actor and radio performer, best known as a ventriloquist
GIGI BERMINGHAM is an accomplished stage and television actress, with several audiobooks to her credit.
ROY BLOUNT JR. is the author of 19 previous books, most recently Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans. He is a panelist on NPRs Wait Wait...Dont Tell Me, a columnist for Oxford American, a contributing editor to The Atlantic Monthly, and president of the Authors Guild. TIME puts him squarely in the tradition of the great curmudgeons like H.L. Mencken and W.C. Fields. He lives in western Massachusetts.
Boehmer, J. Paul
J. PAUL BOEHMER appeared in Sir Peter Halls’ acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions. His film and television appearances include The Thomas Crown Affair, Star Trek: Enterprise, Voyager and Deep Space Nine, Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light andAll My Children. He is an award-winning audiobook narrator.
DAVID BRENNER has been making people laugh since 1971. He made a record 158 appearances on The Tonight Show during the Johnny Carson era, has starred in four HBO specials, and regularly appears on all the major talk shows. He is the author of four previous books, and he makes his home in Las Vegas.
RHONDA BRITTEN can be seen life-coaching on NBC's daytime show Starting Over and in the UK on Channel 5's nighttime hit Help Me Rhonda, as well as on PBS. As the founder of the Fearless Living Institute, she trains coaches, facilitates corporate and public workshops, and speaks internationally. She has been featured extensively in the media, including national magazines and regularly on The Montel Williams Show.
MATTHEW BRODERICK is a Tony® Award winning American film and stage actor.
Hypnotist and psychic SYLVIA BROWNE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Insight, Phenomenon, Prophecy, and other titles. She has been working as a psychic for over 50 years. She appears regularly on The Montel Williams Show, and has also appeared on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CNN, and Entertainment Tonight. She lives in California.
Reader TYLER BUNCH can be seen and heard on Henson/Disney's Bear in the Big Blue House and PBS's Between the Lions. His acting credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
CHRISTOPHER BURNS has appeared on the stage in New York and London. His acting credits include Law & Order: SUV and The Guiding Light.
A gifted performer, TIM CAIN has an eclectic résumé that includes Off-Broadway and many regional theatre prdoductions. He credits his storytelling skills to working live with varied artists such as jazz performers Eric Reed and Patti Austin, in additon to several holiday seasons traveling with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
JOSEPH CAMPBELL (1904-1987) was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, gifted storyteller, avid scholar, and a foremost interpreter of myth. Among the many books he wrote and edited, he is best known for The Hero with a Thousand Faces, his four-volume The Masks of God, and his magnum opus, Historical Atlas of World Mythology.
GEOFFREY CANTOR made his Broadway debut in the tony Award winning Sideman. He has appeared on numerous television shows, including Ed, The Street, and Law & Order. He is most recognized for his numerous television commercials.
GEORGE CARLIN (1937-2008) was a product of Manhattans West Harlem. He released more than 20 comedy albums, wrote and performed 14 HBO specials, and entertained in theatres and concert halls nationwide. He won five Grammys and six Cable ACE awards, and was nominated for five Emmys. In 2008 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
"BARBARA CARUSO is an American graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She enjoys a rich acting career which has included Broadway, off Broadway, and many theaters across the country. On those stages she has performed in plays by Shakespeare, Chekov, Williams, O’Neil, and Neil Simon, to name but a few.
Spoken word audio is an important part of that career. Her countless recordings include the works of Edith Wharton, Margaret Atwood, Maeve Binchy, Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, and children’s classics. AudioFile magazine has chosen her one of their Voices of the Century. She’s won numerous Earphones Awards, including for her narration of The Year of Magical Thinking (an Audie® Award finalist) and The House of Scorta, both published by HighBridge. She is the recipient of the Alexander Scourby Award, presented by the American Foundation for the Blind."
MICHAEL CHABON has published several novels including the recent bestsellers The Wonder Boys and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Playboy and in a number of anthologies, among them Prize Stories 1999: The O. Henry Awards. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, and their children.
STEVE CHANDLER is a consultant, trainer, author, and keynote speaker whose clients include over 100 Fortune 500 companies.
MARGARET CHO has won awards for both her comedy and her activism.
JAMES CLAMP is a young British actor and voiceover talent from London, England. He lives in New York.
"JOSH CLARK is a veteran of the New York stage, having performed on and off Broadway and in the surrounding regional theaters for many years prior to moving to the west coast. He has continued his theater work in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum, Pasadena Playhouse, and the Antaeus company. Mr. Clark has guest starred on many television shows and movies, including Inherit The Wind, Sleeper Cell, ER, E Ring, Women's Murder Club, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, and recurring roles on Star Trek Voyager and most recently Heroes. With LA Theatreworks, he has done three National tours of a radio re-enactment of the Orson Welles version of HG Wells' War of the Worlds."
ESMÉs RAJI CODELL is a teacher and children's literature specialist at a Chicago elementary school. Her public radio feature based on this diary was awarded First Prize for National Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association. She is also the recipient of the Dr. Peggy Williams Award for the outstanding new teacher in the field of reading and language arts, given by the Chicago chapter of the International Reading Assocation. Esmé live in Chicago with her husband and son.
TONY COHAN's eight books include the bestselling travel memoir On Mexican Time. He has also written for national newspapers including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Before becoming a writer he was a professional drummer. His lyrics can be heard on albums by Chick Corea and others.
NEAL CONAN is the host of Talk of the Nation, the national news-talk call-in show from NPR News. Conan brings three decades of news and radio experience to the show, which reaches nearly 3 million listeners a week on more than 280 NPR member stations. Conan has won both Peabody and duPont awards for his work.
ERIC CONGER has voiced over 150 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright (The Eclectic Society. He lives in Weehawken, New Jersey, with his wife, Gayle, and two children.
LYNNE COX is a world-record-holding swimmer and bestselling author. She was named the Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year in 1975, inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in 2000, and honored with a lifetime achievement award from U.C. Santa Barbara. She has been featured on 60 Minutes and The Discovery Channel and lectures around the world. Her writings have appeared in The New Yorker and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, among others. She lives in California.
Cullum, J. D.
J. D. CULLUM has appeared in over 40 plays both on and Off-Broady. TV and film work include 24, Frasier, Judging Amy, MYPD Blue and the HBO film *61.
JASON CULP has been featured on General Hospital and Days of Our Lives and in the cult film Skinheads. His audio narration credits include For the Love of the Game and A Hole in the Universe. He lives in New York.
RICHARD M. DAVIDSON's career spans all venues of the acting business: theatre, film, and narration.
SAMPSON DAVIS is an emergency medicine physician at Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
ANDREW DENNIS is a winner of the BBC Audiobooks' "Young Voice of Bath" competition. He was 12 when he recorded The Dead Fathers Club. He lives outside of Bath, England.
LISA DESIMONE is a successful singer, actress, and narrator. She lives in New York with her husband and daughter.
Amy Sedaris, PAUL DINELLO, and Stephen Colbert met at Chicago's Second City and have been collaborators ever since. They have developed two separate series for Comedy Central: Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy. In addition to TV work, Dinello and Colbert are successful screenwriters.
IVAN DOIG was born in Montana in 1939 and grew up along the Rocky Mountain Front, the dramatic landscape that has inspired much of his writing. His first book, This House of Sky, was a finalist for the National Book Award in contemporary thought. “The language begins in western territory and experience but in the hands of an artist it touches all landscape and all life,” Robert Kirsch wrote in the Los Angeles Times. “Doig is such an artist,” Richard Critchfield added in the Washington Post, “Nor is Doig’s gift merely literary. Besides his intuitions and artistry there is the iron purpose of an ex-ranchhand who has earned his Ph.D. in history.”
TERRY DONNELLY has been a member of the prestigious Abby Theatre company in Dublin and the National Theatre of Great Britain in London. TV credits include Law & Order and The Irish: How They Got That Way.
NIKE DOUKAS has appeared in numerous plays including Cyrano de Bergerac, Major Barbara, Much Ado about Nothing, Everett Beekin, The Beard of Avon, Pygmalion, How the Other Half Loves, Arms and the Man and Green Icebergs. She has also performed at A Contemporary Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Doolittle Theatre, Shakespeare Festival/LA, American Conservatory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and the California and VITA Shakespeare Festivals. Television and film credits include “Desperate Housewives,” “Almost Perfect,” “Without a Trace,” “Criminal Minds,” “Boston Legal,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” Little Girls in Pretty Boxes and Seven Girlfriends. Ms. Doukas has an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater and is a member of The Antaeus Company.
JOHN EDWARD is an internationally acclaimed psychic medium. He has appeared on national television and a number of talk shows including Larry King Live. John publishes his own newsletter and also conducts workshops and seminars for people who wish to develop their own psychic ability. He has created two videos, One Last Time: After Death Communication and Building Bridges to the Spiritual Realm. John lives with his wife on Long Island.
DANIEL ELLSBERG, a Harvard graduate, ex-marine, and Rand Corporation analyst, was one of the "whiz kids" recruited to serve in the Pentagon during the Johnson administration. In 1971, Ellsberg made headlines around the world when he released the Pentagon Papers. Now a prominent speaker, writer, and activist, Ellsberg lives in California and Washington DC.
RAFE ESQUITH is beginning his 17th year at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles. He is the product of the LA public schools and a graduate of UCLA. His many honors and awards include the 1992 National Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, the top teaching honor from the English Speaking Union, an SBD Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University, Parents Magazines top national teaching honor, and Oprah Winfrey's Use Your Life Award. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Barbara Tong.
TERRY EVANS was born in Texas, not far from the border with Mexico. He was seen on Dallas, the Showtime movie Lone Star Bar and Grill, The Jesse Owens Story, and other productions. He now lives in Los Angeles.
CHRIS FARRELL is economics editor for Marketplace Money, a weekly one-hour personal finance show syndicated nationally on public radio by American Public Media. He is economics correspondent for two other American Public Media programs, the business program Marketplace and the documentary unit American Radio Works. He is contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. Farrell is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
JOHN FARRELL made his stage debut in high school in the title role of Barbara Garson's political satire "Macbird". Since then, he has made thousands of appearances onstage, on camera and in front of the microphone. Among his many credits are numerous radio and tv commercials, documentaries, audio books and the voice of Franklin, the wise old British car, in the "Auto B. Goode" cartoon series. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Jeanine.
Award-winning narrator RICHARD FERRONE is a lawyer-turned-actor who spent eight years with the Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory and then Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre. He has appeared on several popular TV series including Law & Order and Against the Law.
MICHAEL FINLEY is a business columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Knight-Ridder newspapers.
LAURA FLANAGAN has numerous regional theater, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway credits, including an Obie award for Salt Theater's New York production of “The Cherry Orchard*#8221; and the Charles Bowden award for Acting from New Dramatists in New York. Originally from Berkeley, CA, she now lives in Silverlake, CA with her family.
JULIA FLETCHER has numerous regional theatre productions to her credit. Her voiceover work includes numerous video games as well as audiobooks.
ELIZA FOSS has appeared in numerous theatrical productions, regionally and in New York. Having narrated over thirty audiobooks and short stories, Eliza was featured in AudioFile magazine as one of "audios hottest romance narrators."
Two-time spoken word Grammy ® award winner AL FRANKEN is the author of four previous bestsellers. A long-time comedy writer who rose to prominence as one of the original Saturday Night Live writers in the 1970s, Franken won five Emmy® Awards for his work on SNL.
JONATHAN FRANZEN grew up in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author of three novelsThe Twenty-Seventh City, Strong Motion, and The Correctionsand a collection of essays How to Be Alone. His honors include a Whiting Writers Award in 1988, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, and the National Book Award (for The Corrections). He has been named one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century" by The New Yorker, for whom he frequently writes, and one of the "Best Young American Novelists" by Granta. He lives in New York.
ALISON FRASER is a two-time Tony® Award nominee and Grammy ® finalist. Her narration credits included From the Ashes and Pigs at the Trough. She lives in New York.
Bestselling author RON FRY has edited or written more than 30 books. He is an acknowledged authority, frequent speaker, and seminar leader on a variety of job search topics at schools and associations nationwide.
DANIEL GERROLL has many Broadway productions to his credit and has been honored with a Village Voice OBIE award for "sustained excellence of performance."
ROBERT GERZON is a psychotherapist who specialized in mind/body approaches to anxiety. He developed the "Mastering Anxiety" program, which he has presented at holistic education centers and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan in Boston.
LIBBY GILL is a communications consultant, executive coach, and author. She has headed communication departments at Universal Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting. She created the comprehensive launch plan that catapulted Dr. Phil to the highest daytime television ratings since the launch of the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Los Angeles with her two sons.
SETH GODIN is a bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change. His book Permission Marketing was an Amazon.com Top 100 bestseller for a year, a Fortune Best Business Book and it spent four months on the Business Week bestseller list. It also appeared on The New York Times business book bestseller list. He lives in Westchester County, New York.
ADAM GOPNIK has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His work for the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. From 1995-2000, Gopnik lived in Paris, where the newspaper Le Monde praised his "witty and Voltairean picture of French life." He now lives in New York with his wife, Martha Parker, and their two children, Luke and Olivia.
THE HOPEFUL GOSPEL QUARTET is Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, and Robin and Linda Williams.
DION GRAHAM currently appears on The Wire on HBO. He also narrates The First 48 on A & E. He has performed on and Off-Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. Award winning and critically acclaimed, his performances and narration have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.
HOLTER GRAHAM's film credits include Fly Away Home, Hairspray, and Maximum Overdrive. TV credits include Law & Order.
JAY GREGORY is a veteran New York actor of stage, film, and television. He can be heard in a number of informational narrations on the Discovery Channel, TLC, NOVA, and PBS, and he has a wide range of audiobooks to his credit.
Fresh Air with TERRY GROSS, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Terry Gross started out in public radio in 1973, at WBFO in Buffalo. Soon after she became producer and host of Fresh Air, then a live, daily show broadcast locally, at WHYY in 1975. Fresh Air premiered nationally in its current hour-long version in 1987, designed as the lead in to the program All Things Considered. A recipient of the 2003 Edward R. Murrow award, Terry Gross has been called by the L.A. Times "One of the most thought-provoking interviewers working in the media today." In 2007 the National Book Foundation presented her with a Literarian Award for outstanding service to the American literary community.
In addition to audiobook narration, ADAM GRUPPER's credits include appearances on Law and Order and The Sopranos and the film Music and Lyrics.
Guy's All Star Shoe Band
GUY'S ALL-STAR SHOE BAND is also known to millions of fans as the house band for the radio program A Prairie Home Companion.