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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.

    Learning about mindful eating with certified nutritionist Ricki McKenna

    Learning about mindful eating with certified nutritionist Ricki McKenna

    This week Burke speaks with Ricki Lee McKenna, a long-time food expert and certified nutritionist about dietary challenges and life changes made for New Year's Resolutions.

    In her book, YES YOU CAN EAT WELL AND EAT RIGHT and FIND the JOY of Cooking, McKenna talks about what she's learned in her time studying nutrition and she shares new recipes.

    Ricki also has a weekly show every Thursday where she shows off new recipes and talks about dietary advice.

    Learn more about Ricki on her site, https://rickiskitchen.net/ or you can support Ricki on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/m/rickiskitchen

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com.

    • 36 min
    Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. with author Richard Battle

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. with author Richard Battle

    This week's podcast was recorded on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with patriot and author Richard Battle. Together they discuss what makes separates great leaders from bad ones, and how Richard identifies them as "AmeriCANS" vs "AmeriCANTS."

    Richard Battle has written nine books over his career and has devoted his life to being a motivational speaker finding the positive moments in the worst of times after a his personal experience with tragedy.

    Richard also chimes in about how we can address imperfections in people worldwide. Preaching that everybody has flaws and regardless of that, we are still entitled to this positivity.

    You can learn more about Richard and his books by visiting his website: richardbattle.com

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com.

    • 32 min
    Talking with emerging country artist Hailey Newman

    Talking with emerging country artist Hailey Newman

    This week Burke speaks with Hailey Newman, an emerging country musical artist who just released her newest single "Worth Fighting For."

    Hailey's love for music began at her 8th-grade talent show, growing up in Eastern Kentucky she has no shortage of love for her caring and supportive tight-knit community of friends and family.

    "This new single holds a special place in my heart because we wrote it for all those who feel that they aren’t worth fighting for” — Hailey Newman

    You can visit Hailey's website, haileynewman.net, to learn more about her and her other music and you can find her on all major social media platforms.

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 37 min
    A Year in Review - Looking Back on 2022

    A Year in Review - Looking Back on 2022

    Happy New Year from the Big Time Talker! This week Burke revisits some of the best interviews from 2022 ahead of the new year.

    Links to the full episodes:

    Stories from the War on Terror with the Authors of the 20 Year War

    Graduating High School with America's Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

    Beating Allegations with Bruce McLaughlin

    Dream Home Turns Nightmare Over Bloody Land Dispute in Mexico with Janet Sanders

    Finding Success After Conquering Addiction with Unlikely Leader, Roger Smith

    Finding Relentless Positivity Ahead of the New Year with Kyle Cozad

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 45 min
    Finding Relentless Positivity Ahead of the New Year with Kyle Cozad

    Finding Relentless Positivity Ahead of the New Year with Kyle Cozad

    Rear Admiral Kyle Cozad is a storied US veteran who unfortunately suffered a spinal cord injury in his home after three decades of service. Kyle was told he would never be out of a wheelchair ever again, a statement he would take as a challenge.

    Cozad found through his faith, relationships with other wounded warriors, and experience as a pilot that he would find the light at the end of the tunnel after losing his ability to walk. In the years since, Cozad has served as a motivational speaker and writer, promoting the Naval Aviation Museum at the Navy base in Pensacola Florida.

    All proceeds from Kyle's new book "Relentless Positivity" go directly to the Naval Aviation Museum to support its accessibility to people around the country.

    You can buy Kyle's book directly from the Naval Aviation Museum site: https://navalaviation.com/book-relentless-positivity-104332-1.html

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 44 min
    Making sports history with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen

    Making sports history with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen

    Happy Holidays from the Big Time Talker podcast!

    This episode of the Big Time Talker is a special collaboration with Zoom Into Books.

    Bill Rasmussen tells the story of creating ESPN, the household-name sports network that has changed the way the world interacts with sports. Bill talks about his early life, growing up during World War 2 and finding his place in the world with sports broadcasting. 

    He also discusses the more difficult parts of getting ESPN to where it is today, telling the story behind Monday Night Football and how the company was navigated over the last 50 years.

    You can read Bill's book, ESPN: One Giant Leap For Fankind now! Headlinebooks.com

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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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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