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Beyond the Mic features conversations with interesting people from a variety of fields, including authors, musicians, athletes, celebrities and people you need to know. Hosted by Sean Dillon, Beyond the Mic goes deeper into the personal stories and experiences of the guests than just the surface conversations of other interviews.

Beyond the Mic lets guests share their own unique perspectives and stories while also letting listeners behind the scenes with a different perspective.

We want to inspire you to pursue your own dreams and passions. With engaging interviews and relaxed atmosphere, this podcast is perfect for anyone who loves learning about the lives and experiences of interesting people from all walks of life.

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Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon Beyond the Mic with Sean Dillon

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    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Beyond the Mic features conversations with interesting people from a variety of fields, including authors, musicians, athletes, celebrities and people you need to know. Hosted by Sean Dillon, Beyond the Mic goes deeper into the personal stories and experiences of the guests than just the surface conversations of other interviews.

Beyond the Mic lets guests share their own unique perspectives and stories while also letting listeners behind the scenes with a different perspective.

We want to inspire you to pursue your own dreams and passions. With engaging interviews and relaxed atmosphere, this podcast is perfect for anyone who loves learning about the lives and experiences of interesting people from all walks of life.

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    Honoring 363 Souls: George Eshleman’s Story as "The Keeper"

    Honoring 363 Souls: George Eshleman’s Story as "The Keeper"

    "No one walks the trail alone."
    Welcome George EshlemanOn average a staggering 22 veterans commit suicide every day. We’re joined on the Starline by an army veteran who was searching for answers. His story has been turned into a movie in theaters on Memorial Day. It’s called “The Keeper” and we thank him for his service and welcome George Eshleman.
    George, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Challenged by your own demons, you hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 2016 carrying 363 name tapes from military members who committed suicide. How did carrying those names affect you emotionally?
    “No one walks the trail alone.” You never intended to finish the trail but had 363 souls as your guardians. How close was the darkness and how powerful was the light when you finished the trail?
    How can veterans who are suffering find the help they need?
    The Rockin' 8:It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
    1. How much weight did you lose on the trail?
    2. Person who helps you the most at Unified Warrior Foundation?
    3. Favorite challenge coin you own?
    4. Best MRE had what in it?
    5. Favorite place on the trail where you found peace?
    6. You have a patent for a racecar shaped BBQ grill, who’s your favorite NASCAR driver?
    7. Favorite course at the University of Phoenix?
    8. Do you still have Mr. Monkey or did it find its way back to Sophie’s family
    Sneaking in a couple more:How did watching the 1st cut of the movie change you?
    Why was your family your strength?
    One Big Question:“There are good days, and bad days, but as long as you’ve got family and friends and people around you, life is worth living,” Why should people watch this film?
    The Wrap:He loves the serenity of the White Mountains, lost 40 pounds on the trail and wants you to watch “The Keeper” George Eshleman thank you for your service and we’ll see you down the road.
    And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.


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    • 9 min
    Jodie Whitaker Unlocks "Time" on Britbox

    Jodie Whitaker Unlocks "Time" on Britbox

    "I would have liked to have played eleven in Stranger Things, but I think I was slightly out of the casting age." – Jodie Whittaker
    Welcome Jodie WhittakerWe’re joined on the Starline by an actress who has worked in film, television, radio and theatre. You’ve seen her in "Black Mirror", "Broadchurch", "Trust Me" and a minor British sci-fi show. Her latest project has her playing Orla in the BBC’s 3-part women’s prison drama “Time”. We welcome Jodie Whittaker.
    Jodie, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You didn’t consult to anyone who had been in prison before you shot this, which made your shots more real and raw. The emotions you, Tamara and Bella portray in this show are incredible. Why was this project so important to you and how was working with the incredible cast and crew change you?
    How did your own two children help or hurt you with the scenes with your characters three child co-stars?
    Orla was in a prison because of her poor choices, but do you think she will ever be free…
    Do you think she’ll ever be free of the prison of her own mind?
    The Rockin' 8:It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.
    There is absolutely no Pressure.
    1. Favorite memory from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama?
    2. What gives you joy right now?
    3. Best thing about your husband Christian?
    4. Favorite song right now?
    5. Best food you have ever had from craft services?
    6. Growing up what’s the one thing you wanted to be other than an actor?
    7. Best thing about Skemanthorpe?
    8. One thing you took from the Doctor Who set?
    The Back Half:If you were sent to prison for a crime, what crime would it be?
    As you explore other roles what type of roles do you want to be offered? What would be fun for you to be called to do?
    One Big Question:You are an over-tactile, over-sharer but what’s the one thing you won’t do?
    Why should people watch Time?
    Where can people find you online?
    The Wrap:Jodie Whittaker took her sonic screwdriver with her, listening to Sadie right now and wants you to watch the powerful “Time” on Britbox. Jodie thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
    And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.


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    • 7 min
    Vinnie Politan on Season 2 of "Accomplice to Murder with Vinnie Politan"

    Vinnie Politan on Season 2 of "Accomplice to Murder with Vinnie Politan"

    "But to me, that's part of the challenge this season is trying to, by the end of the hour, look at it and say, okay, who's the real killer? And who was the one who just got wrapped up in this?"
    Welcome Vinnie Politan:We’re joined on the Starline by an Emmy Award-winning legal journalist, lawyer and former prosecutor. He’s examined justice for more than 20 years and was recently picked for a jury for transposed fingertips see his Instagram to find out why. Time for season 2 of “Accomplice to Murder with Vinnie Politan” on Court TV. We welcome Vinnie “The Hitman” Politan.
    Welcome back my friend, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Season 2 brings more convicts, condemned and the exonerated. How has doing this show change the way you see justice?
    So which accomplice this season are people going to hate and or feel sorry for?
    The Rockin' 8:It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
    1. You are always seeking the truth, but what was the last white lie you told?
    2. Best thing at the Dedham House of Pizza?
    3. The Knicks and Pacers are battling. Are you sweating the series or just waiting for the Knicks to face the Celts? 
    4. Best class you took at Seton Hall?
    5. Did you win or lose your pickle ball match with Dave Weinbach?
    6. What was your best artist that you signed as A&R director for Metropolitan Records?
    7. Favorite playing piece in Monopoly?
    8. What makes you feel like a kid again?
    The Back Half:Which case hurt your heart the most?
    What is your go to power suit?
    There is on air Vinnie, and at home Vinnie. What is the one thing you are always asking your kids to do?
    One Big Question:There is an amazing backlog of cases throughout the justice system. “Justice too long delayed is justice denied”. How do you suggest fixing the justice system so it is more equitable from top to bottom to get rid of the backlog?
    Why should people watch “Accomplice to Murder”
    The Wrap:He wants you to never forget to hug the kids, plays monopoly with the racecar and to watch “Accomplice to Murder with Vinnie Politan”. Vinnie thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
    And that my friends is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.


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    • 8 min
    Soft Rock Serenades & Seas of Fans: The Philly Ocean Voyage with Yachtley Crew

    Soft Rock Serenades & Seas of Fans: The Philly Ocean Voyage with Yachtley Crew

    "I want to impact as many lives as I can, you know, and help to create some joy and some lifelong memories for people doing what I do." - Philly Ocean
    Welcome Philly OceanWe’re joined on the Starline by a husband, dad, actor, singer and madcap entertainer. On tour with the “Full Steam Ahead Tour” with the Titans of Soft Rock Yachtley Crew we welcome back lead singer Philly Ocean.
    Philly, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Last time we talked Jimmy Buffet had just passed. How has his influence changed the way you perform and enjoy music now?
    Yacht Rock is taking over as the hits of the 70’s and 80’s are being recognized again. Some of these songs are close to getting their AARP cards. Why are they so loved?
    Why do you love the Crew and the road you’ve been on?
    As Yachtley Crew continue to work on a full album, what does it say about this project and the success of it 7 years in and the love of your fans?
    The Rockin' 8:It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
    1. Would you wear a bow tie with lights on it if Kristyn approved?
    2. What’s your favorite drink?
    3. The best Disney ride of all time is… ?
    4. One thing you want to teach your son Jack?
    5. You’ve played baristas and bartenders, but what one TV series would you love to steal a scene in?
    6. I know you love your son Jack 3000 but what’s the best Marvel character that isn’t Iron Man?
    7. You had a residency at the Palms hotel in Vegas. What’s the one thing you love to do there?
    8. Where’s the one place you need to have Yachtley Crew play next?
    The Back Half:How special was celebrating your birthday with your dad?
    What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from Andy Gould?
    Best story about your grandmother?
    Which member of the Crew are you closest with?
    Why is this band so special to you?
    The Hardest Question Ever:Best and worst Yacht Rock song of all time?
    You’ve had some female cameo guest spots on tour. Who would you consider for a female voice?
    What can you tell me about the new album?
    As you’ve played overseas now, what your biggest dream for the Crew?
    One Big Question: (For Phillip Daniel)We all have roles to play in the world, you get to sing Yacht Rock, me to ask questions. You said "In a world filled with darkness, be the light." How has darkness weighed on you and how important is it for you to shine bright for others who may not be able to shine?
    The Wrap:He loves hanging about the pool, wants to teach his son kindness and enjoys a good old fashioned. Out on tour with Yachtley Crew available soon at a city near you. We thank Philly Ocean for taking the time to talk with us today.
    And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.


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    • 13 min
    Hannah Brown Talks Triumphs, Trials, and 'Mistakes We Never Made'

    Hannah Brown Talks Triumphs, Trials, and 'Mistakes We Never Made'

    "Being a second grade version of somebody else is never going to bring you happiness or fulfillment." – Hannah Brown
    Welcome Hannah BrownWe’re joined on the Starline by television personality, lifestyle expert, podcast host and New York Times Best-Selling author. You’ve seen her in “The Bachelor”, “The Bachelorette” and winner of season 28 of “Dancing With The Stars” Author of “Mistakes We Never Made” we welcome Hannah Brown.
    Hannah, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Life isn’t for the faint of heart. You’ve dealt with jealousy, heartache and sacrifice. How did you take these life lessons and use them in the romantic comedy book?
    In the last year you’ve moved to Nashville, gotten engaged, started your podcast “Better Tomorrow”, traveled the world and wrote a romance novel. You want to answer the question “How can I learn to be better tomorrow?” If you could tell yourself, the 1st runner up as Miss Alabama’s outstanding teen 2010 one thing, what would it have been?
    How are you like and dislike your character Emma Townsend?
    The Rockin' 8:It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
    1. Best thing about Adam?
    2. Last Alabama football game you went to and did they win?
    3. Favorite of all the Barbie’s?
    4. Which is the best song on The Tortured Poets Department?
    5. Who is the one woman who inspired you on a daily basis?
    6. Favorite thing about jiu-jitsu and what belt are you?
    7. You started couples dance lessons… what’s Adam’s best step?
    8. Best thing about your dog?
    Sneaking in one more:One thing you learned about writing “God Bless This Mess” that made writing “Mistakes We Never Made” easier?
    One Big Question:You believe in advocating for mental health awareness. What was your lowest moment and your greatest victory?
    The Wrap:She’s a white belt in Jiu Jitsu, loves watching her fiancé do the cha cha and wants you to read her book “Mistakes We Never Made”. Hannah Brown, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
    And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.


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    • 7 min
    Unmasking the Troubled Teen Industry: Caroline Cole and Rebecca Mellinger from 'Trapped in Treatment' take a Beyond the Mic Short Cut

    Unmasking the Troubled Teen Industry: Caroline Cole and Rebecca Mellinger from 'Trapped in Treatment' take a Beyond the Mic Short Cut

    "We're really starting from the beginning, we're educating folks on what is the troubled teen industry and what happens in these programs." - Rebecca Mellinger
    Welcome Caroline Cole and Rebecca Mellinger:Wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools, and behavior modification facilities, do they play by the rules? We are joined on the Starline by two powerful women on a mission to reform the “Troubled Teen Industry”. They’ve come together for the podcast “Trapped in Treatment”. We welcome Caroline Cole and Rebecca Mellinger.
    Friends, let’s go Beyond the Mic. Caroline, you’re living through complex PTSD from your time in a facility in your teens. You advocate for a world without abuse. Does each story you cover open wounds for you or are they part of your healing?
    Rebecca, you want to drive social change. What’s the one thing that challenges you the most in this?
    How can people help you?
    The Rockin' 8:It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure. Caroline and Rebecca, since we have two guests we’ll alternate questions?
    1. Caroline, growing up did you watch The Simple Life with Paris Hilton?
    2. Rebecca, what was your favorite episode?
    3. Caroline, best thing about Rebecca?
    4. Rebecca, best thing about Caroline?
    5. Caroline, best place to relax in Oklahoma City?
    6. Rebecca, favorite guilty pleasure?
    7. Caroline, best moment at South by Southwest?
    8. Rebecca, favorite moment form the USC Medical Clown research program?
    One Big Question:Which episode touch you the most this season?
    The Wrap:“Trapped in Treatment” is the powerful podcast on the Troubled Teen industry Caroline Cole and Rebecca Mellinger thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
    And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.


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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

idghayzoos ,

Most researched interviewer ever

I thought I would never hear an interviewer who did more research than Larry King, but I have to say that Sean Dillon finds information on his guests that most people would require a professional background search to achieve. Sean’s show is filled with these surprising gems that his guests are almost always thrilled to talk about. It infuses his already wonderful segments with the passion and enthusiasm that he has for storytelling and the people who are lucky enough to be on his show!

ReenaWatts ,

Sean is the best researcher ever

I am so impressed by Sean and his Beyond the Mic show! Blowed away actually! I love the mix of guests and how he gets people vulnerable

Reena Friedman Watts
Host of the Better Call Daddy Show

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Gets interesting quickly

Sean turns bite-size audio interviews into highly bingable ear candy; really a great podcast that makes the most of it’s brief format. Personal favorite episodes are Stephan Pastis and the new Grant Morrison one.

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