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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.

Burke Allen's Big Time Talker Podcast — by SpeakerMatch Big Time Talker Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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.

    Telling meaningful stories with award winning author, David Ross

    Telling meaningful stories with award winning author, David Ross

    "I really want to foster a dialogue," David Ross.

    How can you write a whole book based on one letter? You can find out in David Ross' award-winning book, And Sometimes Y.

    It's a story of diversity and finding the ability to embrace our differences. David works in a school where students speak up to 45 different languages, it's just one thing that's taught him to appreciate diversity.

    In his book, David partnered with an illustrator from around the world to help tell his story. He had the help of Romanian painter, Bogdan Gărgăriță.

    You can learn more about David's work by visiting his website: https://andsometimesybook.com/

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com.

    • 29 min
    Finding the beauty in history with Laurie L.C. Lewis

    Finding the beauty in history with Laurie L.C. Lewis

    Laurie L.C. Lewis often writes for her Christian audience fulfilling a need for appropriate books for young Christians. In her latest book she found somebody’s incredible story that she took the chance to tell immediately.

    In her book, The Letter Carrier, she helps to tell the story of a woman surviving the Nazi occupation of World War 2. A story she helped tell when the woman’s memory failed.

    Learn more about her writing by visiting her site: https://www.laurielclewis.com/

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by speakermatch.com

    • 29 min
    Encore! Former Supremes Sherrie Payne and Susaye Greene talk Motown and More!

    Encore! Former Supremes Sherrie Payne and Susaye Greene talk Motown and More!

    “Love is in the air this Valentine's Week, so we revisit a classic episode of the Big Talker Talker where Burke spoke with former members of The Supremes, who sang some of the biggest love songs of all time!  “Where Did Our Love Go”, “Love Child”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”, “Stop In The Name Of Love”.  If you LOVE Motown, you’ll LOVE this week’s show!

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com.

    • 58 min
    Mixing fantasy and romance with award-winning author, Jessica Flory

    Mixing fantasy and romance with award-winning author, Jessica Flory

    This week Burke speaks with Jessica Flory, a recently award-winning writer who is making waves writing young adult fantasy novels. Her book, Oceans of Sand, won big at the Reader's Favorite Awards in 2023.

    Jessica is happy to bring her family into her novels, sharing the highs of being a writer with her children. She also discusses the experience of being a parent and a writer, squeezing in writing time while raising children.

    Jessica's newest book, Dunes of Water will be out in August of this year!

    To learn more about her and her works, visit jessicaflory.com.

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com.

    • 20 min
    Historical fiction meets children's literature with Sheryl Bass

    Historical fiction meets children's literature with Sheryl Bass

    Sheryl is the author of the Baby Dragon children's book series, a story going back into medieval times.

    She mentions her career as a social worker helps her write for children. She also discusses the importance of working with her editor and using online resources to help her write.

    You can look at all of Sheryl's books by visiting her Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/author/B0BK2R97KQ

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com.

    • 12 min
    Old-school journalism with journalist and award-winning author Tony Hylton

    Old-school journalism with journalist and award-winning author Tony Hylton

    This is a special collaboration with Headline Books.

    This week Burke speaks with Tony Hylton, an award-winning author who has spent most of his life as a newspaper editor in Southern WV. Instead of resting Hylton used the stories from his career to fuel his passion as a novelist.

    There are few things Tony says are more important to journalism than facts and accuracy, a driving factor in his books.

    To learn more about Tony and his works, visit https://www.tonyhylton.com/

    You can also visit his site to request a signed copy of his books.

    The Big Time Talker is sponsored by Speakermatch.com

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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5 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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