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Big Time Talker with Burke Allen brings you compelling conversations the best Authors, Entertainers, and Experts with longtime broadcaster Burke Allen. Our sponsor SpeakerMatch is the leading provider of tools and services for emerging and professional speakers, authors, and others with a message to share.

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Big Time Talker with Burke Allen brings you compelling conversations the best Authors, Entertainers, and Experts with longtime broadcaster Burke Allen. Our sponsor SpeakerMatch is the leading provider of tools and services for emerging and professional speakers, authors, and others with a message to share.

    50 Years in the Music Industry with Longtime Drifters Lead singer Jerome Jackson

    50 Years in the Music Industry with Longtime Drifters Lead singer Jerome Jackson

    "That's what we try to maintain, the quality of the show and the music."

    Jerome Jackson joined the Drifters in the 1970s and has played a major role in the group for many decades since then. 

    He tells his story about how he became interested in singing and how his time performing in church as a child led him to where he is now. Jerome had the pleasure of joining the Drifters in the 70s with the honor of working with the band's original members. 

    Jerome talks about his work in maintaining the legacy of the Drifters and the history of soul music.

    Throughout this episode, Jerome shares fun stories while traveling across the country as the lead singer of one of the nation's most iconic bands.

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 42 min
    Getting to know Sports Legends with bestselling author, Peter Golenbock

    Getting to know Sports Legends with bestselling author, Peter Golenbock

    This week Burke speaks with longtime and bestselling sports Author, Peter Golenbock. Peter has spent decades getting to know and writing about baseball legends like Mickey Mantle and Jackie Robinson.

    Since childhood, Peter has been a baseball fan who was able to make a career out of his passion.

    Peter has spent his career writing bestselling stories about baseball legends. He's written dozens of books based on different athletes throughout America's history.

    He tells the story about how he was able to begin writing about his passion along with fun tales from his time as a writer and getting to know these legends. He actually met Jackie Robinson when he was only 10 years old.

    Peter's newest book, "Whispers of the Gods," is a tell-all recounting and retrospective of the golden age of American Baseball. The book is available for preorder now and will be released in March! Preorder Now!

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 33 min
    Sex, Drums, and Rock and Roll with all star drummer Kenny Aronoff

    Sex, Drums, and Rock and Roll with all star drummer Kenny Aronoff

    This week’s guest, Kenny Aronoff, a world-famous drummer known for his work with dozens of prominent and beloved rock and roll artists, gives insight on his life in the entertainment industry and how he worked to get where he is today.

    Kenny’s longtime career as a talented Rock and Roll Drummer has landed him a spot in the “Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 100 Great Drummers of All Time” list.

    Kenny has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and many more.

    Kenny talks about some of the greatest moments of his life, including his “pinch me” moment of meeting United States President Bill Clinton.

    After traveling the world performing and never leaving the spotlight, Kenny told his story in the tell-all book “Sex, Drums, Rock ‘n’ Roll!: The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business.”

    Kenny also works as an influential speaker after having spent decades as a reliable and incredibly talented drummer with his lengthy discography.

    Learn more about Kenny by visiting his website and check out Kenny’s book here.

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 51 min
    The evils of the fracking with environmental thriller author, Joel Burcat

    The evils of the fracking with environmental thriller author, Joel Burcat

    Happy Holidays from the Big Time Talker Podcast!

    This week, Burke speaks with Joel Burcat, a practicing environmental lawyer and thriller writer behind acclaimed stories like "Drink to Every Beast," "Amid Rage," and the soon-to-be-released "Strange Fire."

    Throughout the show, Burke and Joel talk about real-world issues that come with the industries like oil, mining, and fracking and how people can do better.

    Joel also brings up how his real-life experience as an environmental lawyer comes into play when it comes to writing stories about people abusing the environment. Joel stresses the importance behind his writings being both educational and entertaining considering the importance behind the environment.

    Joel's newest story, "Strange Fire," is soon to be available for preoder.

    Learn more about Joel by visiting his website.

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 41 min
    Bringing Respect to Other People’s Stories with Barry Kienzle

    Bringing Respect to Other People’s Stories with Barry Kienzle

    “You draw courage from other people.”

    Barry’s Kienzle's book, “Heart of a Lion,” covers the true story of Willie Burton, a young athlete who lives with cerebral palsy, and his fight to make it onto his high school wrestling team.

    Barry tells the inspiring story about how he reached out to Barry and his mother, Brenda, for the chance to carefully handle Willie’s touching story.

    Barry talks about the importance of understanding the faith and thought process behind people and their experiences when telling their stories.

    Barry has written several different stories, his book, “The Crossing,” was awarded as an Amazon Best Seller.

    To learn more about Barry visit his site.

    The Big Time Talker is Sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 45 min
    Getting onto the Voice with Season 21 contestant Holly Forbes

    Getting onto the Voice with Season 21 contestant Holly Forbes

    This week Burke speaks with former voice contestant and Kentucky native, Holly Forbes. Holly Made it to the final 10 competitors of this years’ season of NBC’s the Voice.

    Holly tells the story about her long fight to finally become a Voice competitor along with what has inspired her to perform and use her voice.

    Coming off her time on The Voice, Holly will be joining Burke’s longtime friend and fellow West Virginia native, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the Season 6 winner of America’s Got Talent for Landau’s annual Home for the Holidays Tour.

    Holly will perform alongside the celebrated America’s Got Talent Winner throughout the month of December, traveling across West Virginia spreading Holiday cheer and supporting several charities.

    You can look back on Holly’s time on the Voice by reviewing season 21!

    You can also catch Holly alongside Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. for his Home for The Holidays Tour!

    Get tickets now:

    https://landaumurphyjr.com/events/

    The Big Time Talker is Sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

east1009 ,

SOLID

Burke has excellent interview skills. I appreciate how he tees up questions for his guests and he does so much research. He doesn’t dominate the conversation and after every episode I really feel like I’ve learned something…which make me always go back for more. If you are on the fence about listening to this podcast, DO IT! You won’t be sorry.

Tom Antion ,

Great Variety of Guests and Great Interviewer

Burke is as smooth as they come and brings out the best in his guests.

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