19 episodes

A podcast with the people you know and the personal stories behind their fame. Hosted by Larry Gilbert

My Fame Explained Larry Gilbert Jr

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

A podcast with the people you know and the personal stories behind their fame. Hosted by Larry Gilbert

    E19: Dr. Helen Fisher, The Science Behind Romantic Love

    E19: Dr. Helen Fisher, The Science Behind Romantic Love

    Dr. Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist, is Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and Chief Science Advisor to Match.com. She uses brain scanning (fMRI) to study the neural systems associated with the sex drive, romantic love, attachment, rejection, love addiction and long-term partnership happiness.

    She has written six books on lust, romance and attachment now sold in 25 countries— among them: Why We Love; Why Him, Why Her?; and Anatomy of Love (2nd Ed).

    She also studies courtship trends in the digital age, using a representative sample of 50,000 single Americans to examine hooking up, friends with benefits, video chatting and why today’s dating patterns may lead to decades of relative family stability—due to a trend she calls “slow love.” Using data collected from her biologically-based questionnaire, the Fisher Temperament Inventory, now taken by 15+ million people in 40 countries, she is also studying the biological basis of personality and is a pioneer in examining the neurochemistry of team-building, innovation and leadership to explain how people of different biological styles of thinking are predisposed to work, buy, innovate and lead.

    Fisher appears regularly on national and international TV, radio, print and podcasts. She is a TED All-Star with over 12 million views of her TED talks; a recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Distinguished Service Award for her work at presenting anthropological data to the public; and was chosen in 2015 by Business Insider as one of “The Fifteen Most Amazing Women in Science.”

    Follow Dr. Helen Fisher on her website at HelenFisher.com

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    E18: Tom Bancroft, Veteran Disney Animator

    E18: Tom Bancroft, Veteran Disney Animator

    Veteran Disney animator Tom Bancroft (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “Mulan, ” “Mary Poppins Returns”) and founder of Pencilish Animation Studios, the world’s first, brand new crowd-owned animation studio - where fans become the owners -- created by a team of legendary alumni from Disney, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks.

    Bancroft, having animated on a number of top box office hits, has created characters in some of the most popular and profitable animated features of all time.

    Follow Tom Bancroft on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 30 min
    E17: Jarom Sidwell, Hollywood visual effects veteran

    E17: Jarom Sidwell, Hollywood visual effects veteran

    Jarom Sidwell is a Hollywood visual effects veteran known for his work on blockbuster films such as The Avengers, Avatar, The Hobbit, The Adventures of TinTin, Man of Steel and Transformers, among others. The highlight of his career though was being an especially ugly Gundabad Orc in The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies.

    Jarom created Immersive History, a software company focused on bringing the past to life through immersive storytelling and gaming using Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mobile Apps. Immersive not only focuses on wholesome games for families but has also created immersive,
    education-focused training simulations for Kellogg’s, McDonald’s, and Walmart.

    Jarom helped create the VR game “DvG: Conquering Giants” - a reimagined immersive experience based on one of history’s greatest duels (David vs Goliath). Armed with a unique, powerful sling, gamers will fend off ravenous wolves, ferocious lions, and a massive bear before battling the giant himself (Goliath).

    Follow DvG - Conquering Giants the game on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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    • 37 min
    E16: Keith Villa, Creator of Blue Moon Belgian White beer and founder of CERIA Brewing Company

    E16: Keith Villa, Creator of Blue Moon Belgian White beer and founder of CERIA Brewing Company

    After earning his Ph.D. in brewing from the University of Brussels in Belgium, an honor only a handful of brewers have achieved, Keith Villa came back stateside with the idea of crafting beers inspired by Belgian styles, but with a twist. His first interpretation turned out to be one of Coors Brewing Company's most popular beers, Blue Moon Belgian White and in 1995, the Blue Moon Brewing Company was created. In 2018, Keith retired from MillerCoors to launch CERIA Brewing Company, dedicated to brewing the finest non-alcoholic beers, including a product line infused with cannabis.

    Follow CERIA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

    Purchase CERIA beer online at Amazon here.

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    • 51 min
    E15: Phil Rosenthal, Creator of CBS's "Everybody Loves Raymond" & Host of Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil"

    E15: Phil Rosenthal, Creator of CBS's "Everybody Loves Raymond" & Host of Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil"

    Phil Rosenthal is the creator and executive producer of the hit CBS comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond.

    Phil's hit Netflix award winning food and travel show, “Somebody Feed Phil” is Netflix’s 5th most watched unscripted series. The show was also just named TV Guide’s “Top 25 Best TV Shows of 2020.

    "Somebody Feed Phil” has garnered two Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. The show also won a 2020 Critics Choice Real TV Award for Best Travel/Adventure Series.

    You can order Phil's book (as mentioned in the podcast): "You're Lucky You're Funny: How Life Becomes a Sitcom" from Amazon here.

    Follow Phil on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

    • 1 hr
    E14: Frank Musker, Legendary Songwriter

    E14: Frank Musker, Legendary Songwriter

    Frank Musker is one of the most internationally successful and established British songwriter/lyricists in music.  His musical versatility has allowed him to collaborate with some of the world’s most important artists which include:  Queen, Air Supply, Gypsy Kings, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon, John Denver, Roger Daltry, and more. Some of the songs he is credited with writing includes Queen's "Too Much Love Will Kill You" and Air Supply's "Every Woman in the World."

    In 1989, Frank, along with other four other singer, songwriters and musicians formed the band World Goes Round, who got to record an album that never saw the light of day, until now, the album is available on all digital formats, and on vinyl, via Viper Records.  Their single from the album, “Put It On The Line,” is dedicated to all of the devoted service people around the world during the current Covid-19 climate.

    Follow World Goes Round on Facebook and Instagram. Listen to the album on Spotify.

    • 57 min

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Keith Villa Creator of Blue Moon

I always look forward to hearing your next podcast, Larry. So much to learn from each one of them.
Very interesting. Another great one!

Jello❤ ,

Fascinating!!!!

Absolutely fascinating!!! Listening to how people got famous listening to them discuss what brought them to this point is really interesting and draws you right in.
Also very inspiring!!

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Love this podcast!

The episode with Heavy weight Champ James was awesome! Love the podcast!

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