28 episodes

Tom Prather is an award-winning television/film director that has worked with some of the world's most influential people while behind the camera for the past 20 years. In this show, he sets off on a journey to find out how champion athletes, hall of fame musicians, maverick entrepreneurs, and inspiring humans make waves in their own lives and careers.

Making Waves with Tom Prather hopes to bring engaging stories with unique perspectives that will inspire its listeners to make a splash in their own lives and those around them.

Making Waves with Tom Prather Making Waves with Tom Prather

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    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

Tom Prather is an award-winning television/film director that has worked with some of the world's most influential people while behind the camera for the past 20 years. In this show, he sets off on a journey to find out how champion athletes, hall of fame musicians, maverick entrepreneurs, and inspiring humans make waves in their own lives and careers.

Making Waves with Tom Prather hopes to bring engaging stories with unique perspectives that will inspire its listeners to make a splash in their own lives and those around them.

    What if you could finish your father's bucket list with Laura Carney

    What if you could finish your father's bucket list with Laura Carney

    Laura Carney

    This is an extraordinary episode of the Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather. It’s not about the usual growing brands or businesses, stories of making platinum records, or what it takes to win championships. It’s a conversation about how one woman is making waves in her life and honoring her father at the same time. You see, when Laura Carney was 25 years old, her father was killed by a driver who ran a red light while talking on the phone. Thirteen years later, Laura’s brother discovered a list their dad wrote when he was 29 entitled: “Things I would Like to Do in My Life.” They found his bucket list. Laura knew from that moment what she had to do… She had to finish her father’s list.

    Laura’s story moved me so much that I had to get her on the show and learn more about her incredible story. It’s a conversation about redemption, adventure, hope, and love!

    I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

    Laura Carney on IG: www.instagram.com/myfatherslist

    Tom Prather on IG: www.instagram.com/iamtomprather

    Making Waves: www.makingwavespodcast.com

    The Blue Wave on IG: www.instagram.com/thebluewaveco

    SPONSORS:

    Jesse Itzler's BYLR 30 Days of Excellence.

    "30 Days of Excellence" is a weekly, live life coaching program created to give folks a deep dive into the mindset and principles behind 3 unique leaders. Live training from experts like Wim Hof, Jim Kwik, and more! Jesse Itzler (Renowned Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Endurance Athlete), Chadd Wright (former Navy Seal), Marq Brown (former NFL player), and special monthly guests as they openly discuss the habits and routines that have led them to the top of their fields. Whether you are an entrepreneur, athlete, or parent, you will benefit from this live training program.

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    THE LINKS:

    https://www.thebluewave.net/single-post/laura-carney

    Apple Podcasts: https://iTunes.apple.com/us/podcast/making-waves-with-tom-prather/id1291939396?mt=2

    Spotify Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/13tZRIaayzQOj1AbCizuQM

    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODkxMGQwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoOGzTUFVqQ&t=106s

    Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is a presentation of The Blue Wave Video Production Company. www.thebluewave.net

    #bucketlist #dads #adventure

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The history of Van Halen with Greg Renoff

    The history of Van Halen with Greg Renoff

    Season 4 of Making Waves kicks off with the quintessential discussion on the mighty Van Halen with Van Halen Rising author, Greg Renoff. In this episode, Greg talks with host Tom Prather about Eddie Van Halen and his impact on the world of music and the guitar. The line in the sand is drawn as they discuss the legendary battle of lead singers in Van Halen and did it really led to a change in the band's sound. Also why fans are split on Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth, what really attributed to Michael Anthony's fall from grace in the Van Halen camp, and his experience at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.

    Greg Renoff is a historian and the author of “Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal” and “Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music,” the authorized autobiography of the Grammy-winning record producer.

    Greg Renoff on IG: www.instagram.com/grenoff

    Greg Renoff on Twitter: www.twitter.com/gregrenoff

    Tom Prather on IG: www.instagram.com/iamtomprather

    Making Waves: www.makingwavespodcast.com

    The Blue Wave on IG: www.instagram.com/thebluewaveco

    SPONSORS:

    Jesse Itzler's BYLR 30 Days of Excellence.

    "30 Days of Excellence" is a weekly, live life coaching program created to give folks a deep dive into the mindset and principles behind 3 unique leaders. Live training from experts like Wim Hof, Jim Kwik, and more! Jesse Itzler (Renowned Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Endurance Athlete), Chadd Wright (former Navy Seal), Marq Brown (former NFL player), and special monthly guests as they openly discuss the habits and routines that have led them to the top of their fields. Whether you are an entrepreneur, athlete, or parent, you will benefit from this live training program.

    Get 50% off the first month!

    www.bylr.com

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    Britches Great Outdoors

    A world-famous clothing brand that brought you the iconic Warthog and the Original Rugby!

    Get 10% off your order!

    www.warthog.vip

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    THE LINKS:

    https://www.thebluewave.net/single-post/greg-renoff

    Apple Podcasts: https://iTunes.apple.com/us/podcast/making-waves-with-tom-prather/id1291939396?mt=2

    Spotify Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/13tZRIaayzQOj1AbCizuQM

    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODkxMGQwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoOGzTUFVqQ&t=106s

    Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is a presentation of The Blue Wave Video Production Company. www.thebluewave.net

    #EddieVanHalen #SunsetSound #Music

    • 2 hr 18 min
    Building an art business w/ Roni Langley

    Building an art business w/ Roni Langley

    This week's guest on the Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is epoxy resin artist, Roni Langley. Roni took her love and skills for epoxy resin art and turned it into a hugely successful business and brand. I consider Roni to be the pioneer in realistic ocean wave art. In this conversation we discussed her journey as an artist, how she grew her business, struggles with mental health, navigating through toxic relationships and the importance of strong fathers.

    Roni on IG: https://www.instagram.com/rll.designs/?hl=en

    Roni on the web: https://www.ronilangley.com/

    About the Host:

    Tom Prather is an accomplished film & television director, editor, photographer, creative, director, entrepreneur, and podcast host. For the past twenty-five years, Prather has gained a reputation for having a unique eye and the ability to tell an impactful story using a vast array of mediums.

    After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Prather followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started The Blue Wave Video Production Agency. He has helped build global brands and made waves for organizations including Gibson Guitar, MS Society, Diebold, PWC, and Discovery Channel.

    He has long served as a charter board member and on the branding committee of the non-profit, Dreams For Kids DC, which provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities.

    Tom Prather on IG: www.instagram.com/iamtomprather

    Making Waves: www.makingwavespodcast.com

    The Blue Wave on IG: www.instagram.com/thebluewaveco

    SPONSORS:

    Jesse Itzler's BYLR 30 Days of Excellence.

    "30 Days of Excellence" is a weekly, live life coaching program created to give folks a deep dive into the mindset and principles behind 3 unique leaders. Live training from experts like Wim Hof, Jim Kwik, and more! Jesse Itzler (Renowned Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Endurance Athlete), Chadd Wright (former Navy Seal), Marq Brown (former NFL player), and special monthly guests as they openly discuss the habits and routines that have led them to the top of their fields. Whether you are an entrepreneur, athlete, or parent, you will benefit from this live training program.

    Get 50% off the first month!

    www.bylr.com

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    Britches Great Outdoors

    A world-famous clothing brand that brought you the iconic Warthog and the Original Rugby!

    Get 10% off your order!

    www.warthog.vip

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    THE LINKS:

    https://www.thebluewave.net/single-post/roni-langley

    Apple Podcasts: https://iTunes.apple.com/us/podcast/making-waves-with-tom-prather/id1291939396?mt=2

    Spotify Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/13tZRIaayzQOj1AbCizuQM

    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODkxMGQwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_WjzMDsdc

    Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is a presentation of The Blue Wave Video Production Company. www.thebluewave.net

    #art #mentalhealth #epoxi #resinart #waves

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Making Waves Podcast | S:3 E:10 Peter Lamden

    Making Waves Podcast | S:3 E:10 Peter Lamden

    This week's guest on the Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is Peter Lamden. Peter is the quintessential Southern California renaissance man. He is a celebrity hairstylist, triathlete, surfer, and rabid collector/mechanic of classic motorcycles and Porches.

    In this conversation, we discussed how Peter transitioned from working in the music industry to the not-so-obvious career as a hairdresser. Peter talked about his achieving his dream of working at the famous Chris Mcmillan Salon in Beverly Hills, traveling the world with Chris McMillan as his apprentice, his experience of styling star-studded Los Angeles, and his love for classic Porsches.

    Peter is such a cool dude, and I hope you enjoy the conversation!

    Peter Lamden on IG: www.instagram.com/petelamden

    Peter Lamden on the web: https://www.peterlamden.com

    Chris Mcmillan Salon: https://www.chrismcmillanthesalon.com/pete-lamden

    About the Host:

    Tom Prather is an accomplished film & television director, editor, photographer, creative, director, entrepreneur, and podcast host. For the past twenty-five years, Prather has gained a reputation for having a unique eye and the ability to tell an impactful story using a vast array of mediums.

    Tom created The Blue Wave Video Production Agency and has been making waves for global brands, including Gibson Guitar, MS Society, Diebold, PWC, and Discovery Channel.

    He has long served as a charter board member and on the branding committee of the non-profit, Dreams For Kids DC, which provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities.

    Tom Prather on IG: www.instagram.com/iamtomprather

    Making Waves: www.makingwavespodcast.com

    The Blue Wave on IG: www.instagram.com/thebluewaveco

    SPONSORS:

    Jesse Itzler's BYLR 30 Days of Excellence.

    "30 Days of Excellence" is a weekly, live life coaching program created to give folks a deep dive into the mindset and principles behind 3 unique leaders. Live training from experts like Wim Hof, Jim Kwik, and more! Jesse Itzler (Renowned Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Endurance Athlete), Chadd Wright (former Navy Seal), Marq Brown (former NFL player), and special monthly guests as they openly discuss the habits and routines that have led them to the top of their fields. Whether you are an entrepreneur, athlete, or parent, you will benefit from this live training program.

    Get 50% off the first month!

    www.bylr.com

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    Britches Great Outdoors

    A world-famous clothing brand that brought you the iconic Warthog and the Original Rugby!

    Get 10% off your order!

    www.warthog.vip

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    THE LINKS:

    https://www.thebluewave.net/single-post/peter-lamden

    Apple Podcasts: https://iTunes.apple.com/us/podcast/making-waves-with-tom-prather/id1291939396?mt=2

    Spotify Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/13tZRIaayzQOj1AbCizuQM

    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODkxMGQwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/gByFp6rkUFQ

    Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is a presentation of The Blue Wave Video Production Company. www.thebluewave.net

    #peterlamden #chrismcmillan #celebrityhair

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Making Waves Podcast | S:3 E:9 Amy Tucker

    Making Waves Podcast | S:3 E:9 Amy Tucker

    This week's guest on the Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is Amy Tucker. Amy is the creator, founder, and owner of Salty Britches. Salty Britches is a soothing, long-lasting barrier against skin irritation for any occasion. Created to withstand saltwater chafing and now trusted by families, athletes, and military personnel for year-round, all-day protection.

    In this conversation, we discussed how Amy's faith and family helped build an amazing company, why she fought to place a bible verse on the packaging. We also talked about how Jesse Itler's BLLR program has had a major impact on her life.

    Amy is such an amazing woman, and I hope you enjoy the conversation!

    Salty Britches on IG: www.instagram.com/getsaltybritches

    Salty Britches on the web: https://www.getsaltybritches.com

    About the Host:

    Tom Prather is an accomplished film & television director, editor, photographer, creative, director, entrepreneur, and podcast host. For the past twenty-five years, Prather has gained a reputation for having a unique eye and the ability to tell an impactful story using a vast array of mediums.

    After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Prather followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started The Blue Wave Video Production Agency. He has helped build global brands and made waves for organizations including Gibson Guitar, MS Society, Diebold, PWC, and Discovery Channel.

    He has long served as a charter board member and on the branding committee of the non-profit, Dreams For Kids DC, which provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities.

    Tom Prather on IG: www.instagram.com/iamtomprather

    Making Waves: www.makingwavespodcast.com

    The Blue Wave on IG: www.instagram.com/thebluewaveco

    SPONSORS:

    Jesse Itzler's BYLR 30 Days of Excellence.

    "30 Days of Excellence" is a weekly, live life coaching program created to give folks a deep dive into the mindset and principles behind 3 unique leaders. Live training from experts like Wim Hof, Jim Kwik, and more! Jesse Itzler (Renowned Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Endurance Athlete), Chadd Wright (former Navy Seal), Marq Brown (former NFL player), and special monthly guests as they openly discuss the habits and routines that have led them to the top of their fields. Whether you are an entrepreneur, athlete, or parent, you will benefit from this live training program.

    Get 50% off the first month!

    www.bylr.com

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    Britches Great Outdoors

    A world-famous clothing brand that brought you the iconic Warthog and the Original Rugby!

    Get 10% off your order!

    www.warthog.vip

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    THE LINKS:

    https://www.thebluewave.net/single-post/amy-tucker

    Apple Podcasts: https://iTunes.apple.com/us/podcast/making-waves-with-tom-prather/id1291939396?mt=2

    Spotify Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/13tZRIaayzQOj1AbCizuQM

    Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODkxMGQwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_WjzMDsdc

    Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is a presentation of The Blue Wave Video Production Company. www.thebluewave.net

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Making Waves Podcast | S:3 E:8 Adam Reiver

    Making Waves Podcast | S:3 E:8 Adam Reiver

    This week's guest on the Making Waves Podcast with Tom Prather is Adam Reiver. Adam is the founder and owner of FU-Tone, the ultimate in tonal and performance upgrades for your guitar. He has been working on improving tone with the greatest guitar players in the world for the last 25 years such as Slash, Nuno Bettencourt, Phill Collen, Mick Mars, and many, many more. Adam also invented and partnered with Eddie Van Halen on the EVH D-Tuna that changed how musicians played the instrument.

    In this conversation, we discussed chasing the American dream while building a solid business from the ground up, what it’s like to work with Eddie Van Halen, and the state of the guitar industry as we know it!

    Adam is a great guy and I hope you enjoy the conversation!

    FU-Tone on IG: www.instagram.com/futone

    FU-Tone on web: https://www.fu-tone.com

    About the Host:

    Tom Prather is an accomplished film & television director, editor, photographer, creative, director, entrepreneur, and podcast host. For the past twenty-five years, Prather has gained a reputation for having a unique eye and the ability to tell an impactful story using a vast array of mediums.


    After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Prather followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started The Blue Wave Video Production Agency. He has helped build global brands and made waves for organizations including Gibson Guitar, MS Society, Diebold, PWC, and Discovery Channel.

    He has long served as a charter board member and on the branding committee of non-profit, Dreams For Kids DC, which provides life-changing activities that empower children with physical and developmental disabilities.

    Tom Prather on IG: www.instagram.com/iamtomprather

    Making Waves: www.makingwavespodcast.com 

    The Blue Wave on IG: www.instagram.com/thebluewaveco

    SPONSORS:

    Jesse Itzler’s BYLR 30 Days of Excellence.

    “30 Days of Excellence" is a weekly, live life coaching program created to give folks a deep dive into the mindset and principles behind 3 unique leaders. Live training from experts like Wim Hof, Jim Kwik, and more! Jesse Itzler (Renowned Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Endurance Athlete), Chadd Wright (former Navy Seal), Marq Brown (former NFL player), and special monthly guests as they openly discuss the habits and routines that have led them to the top of their fields. Whether you are an entrepreneur, athlete, or parent you will benefit from this live training program.

    Get 50% off the first month!

    www.bylr.com

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    Britches Great Outdoors

    A world-famous clothing brand that brought you the iconic Warthog and the Original Rugby!

    Get 10% off your order!

    www.warthog.vip

    Use code: WAVES at checkout

    • 1 hr 7 min

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