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August 3, 2020
This week we are diving in to “Virtual and Augmented Reality For Dummies” by Paul Mealy, tech evangelist and expert on both VR and AR.  In fact, he was part of the team that created the Oculus Rift, the next generation virtual reality technology that is currently considered to be the industry leader. This episode is sponsored by Upstart - the revolutionary lending platform that knows you’re more than just your credit score and offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. Hurry to Upstart.com/DUMMIES to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT PAUL MEALY Paul is a technology leader and innovator.  He is the co-owner of InsideDown Design Studio, a small design studio in Indianapolis. He has founded and run multiple startups, from a virtual/augmented reality studio to an educational app studio. Paul specializes in bridging the gap between design, development and business, with a specific focus on childhood education and entertainment. He currently manages an internationally located group of designers and engineers with a variety of skills, from design to web development, mobile development, animation, gaming, environmental work and virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality experiences.  Paul's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-mealy/ Instagram - pminsidedown
July 27, 2020
From ancient Egypt to today, loving cats has been a running theme for humanity. This week we are diving into “Kittens For Dummies” by Dusty Rainbolt. Dusty is a member of the Cat Writers Association, covering cats for more pet-related magazines than you probably knew existed. More importantly, she has fostered dozens of kittens and been involved with cats of all types since 1986.  We are lucky to have Dusty with us to navigate proper kitty care. This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy!   ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)   About Dusty Rainbolt Dusty Rainbolt, ACCBC, is an award-winning cat writer according to her answering machine. She recently stopped writing on her cats because they move around too much and they smeared ink all over the furniture. She's worked as a professional free-lance journalist since the late 1980s, and began specializing in pet journalism in 1995. Today, she's the editor-in-chief of AdoptAShelter.com, a shop-to-donate website that benefits animal charities. In 1986, a chance event changed her forever and set her life on a new course. A family moved from their apartment, abandoning their pregnant tabby cat in the snow. Accidental midwife, Dusty received a real life lesson in the plight of unwanted pets. After she found homes for Mom and her kittens, Dusty jumped head-first into cat and kitten rescue. Over the years, she has successfully bottle fed over 800 orphan kittens, and rescued and rehomed more than 700 adults and weaned kittens. She's an associate certified cat behavior consultant and member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. @Dusty_Rainbolt
July 20, 2020
This week we will be exploring how to manage your stress level not only during the holidays, but throughout the whole year.  We are joined by Dr. Allen Elkin, author of “Stress Management For Dummies."  Dr. Elkin isn’t just your typical Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a thing or two to say about stress. He is the director of the Stress Management and Counseling Center in New York City and a nationally known expert on the subject. We’re bringing in the big guns to fight stress this week! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)  
July 13, 2020
This week, host Eric Martsolf, the owner of three dogs himself, is joined by Gina Spadafori, the author of “Dogs for Dummies.” Gina's an award-winning writer on all sorts of animal topics including veterinary medicine, and will be our guide as we learn everything we need to know about dogs -- from puppies to pooches. ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT GINA SPADAFORI Gina has been writing about pets for more than 30 years as a reporter, syndicated columnist and book author. Many of her books have been top-sellers, and have been co-authored with “America’s Veterinarian" Dr. Marty Becker, her writing partner since 2007. Before joining forces with Dr. Becker, Spadafori wrote the first three books in the “For Dummies” pet-care line. "Dogs For Dummies," her first book, was given the President's Award for the best writing on dogs and the Maxwell Medallion for the best general reference work, both by the Dog Writers Association of America. @GinaSpadafori - Twitter ginaspadafori - Instagram
July 6, 2020
There’s a common misconception that you can declare yourself a day trader, sit down at the computer in your bathrobe, and you’re going to be so busy counting the money you make, you’ll hardly have a chance to take lunch breaks. In reality, it is an incredible amount of work and requires discipline, education, attention to detail, and expert advice! This week we are joined by Annie Logue, MBA, the author of “Day Trading for Dummies.” Annie's an accomplished financial journalist as well as a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This podcast may not earn you a UIC diploma, but I promise it’ll make you smarter about day trading.   About Eric Martsolf With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)   About Annie Logue, MBA Annie is highly experience in financial services and has taught business administration at the University of Illinois. She is a finance writer who has written numerous articles on investment and has edited publications on equity trading and risk management. @annielogue - Twitter
June 29, 2020
In honor of Independence Day, this week we will be joined by Dr. Michael Arnheim, author of “U.S. Constitution for Dummies.”  Dr. Arnheim is an English Barrister and Sometime Fellow of St John’s College, in Cambridge. He is a constitutional expert and author of more than 20 books. The Constitution is a remarkable document. If you count the its amendments, it is still under 8,000 words in length, but it defines the American government and our rights as citizens. Compare that to the 4 million words in the IRS tax code! Dr. Arnheim will help us understand the Constitution better than whatever memories we have of high school government class.   ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter ericmartsolf - Instagram ABOUT GUEST DR. MICHAEL ARNHEIM Dr. Michael Arnheim the author of “U.S. Constitution for Dummies.”  Dr. Arnheim is an English Barrister and Sometime Fellow of St John’s College, in Cambridge. He is a constitutional expert and author of more than 20 books.
June 22, 2020
On this episode, host Eric Martolf opens the cover on “Fortnite for Dummies,” by Bill Loguidice. Bill has created the definitive guide to Fortnite, especially if you are an adult whose primary interest is understanding exactly what your kids are doing as they yell into their computer’s microphone. To really dig into what makes Fortnite tick, Eric welcomes Michael Poole, a tech industry veteran, Fortnite player, and like Eric, a father of a Fortnite player.  Eric's twin 14-year old sons, Mason & Chase. ABOUT THE HOST: ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Gold from the series Smallville. Twitter - @ericmartsolf Instagram - ericmartsolf  
June 15, 2020
For Dummies: The Podcast, hosted by Emmy Award winning NBC daytime star, Eric Martsolf. This week Eric and Kim dive in to everything you've ever wanted to know about cannabis. About host, Eric Martsolf With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Eric has been providing “love in the afternoon” for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on “Passions” and currently Brady Black on “Days of our Lives” have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for “Days of our Lives.” His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of “Joseph.” Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Gold from the series Smallville. @Ericmartsolf on Twitter ericmartsolf on Instagram @Fordummies on Twitter @nbcdays on Twitter   About Author Kim Ronkin Casey Kim Ronkin Casey, author of “Cannabis for Dummies” has two decades of experience in public relations and communications. She has worked for the White House and for Fortune 500 companies, but now works in the Cannabis industry. Appropriately enough, she lives and works in Colorado, which has been a leader in the legal cannabis business.
June 8, 2020
Host, Eric Martsolf is joined by Dr. D.P. Lyle, the author of Forensics for Dummies. This guy is amazing. Dr. Lyle is a cardiologist by day, and by night he writes best selling non-fiction books about forensics along with other topics, as well as fiction books including the Samantha Cody series of thrillers. Dr. Lyle has written the book on forensics -- actually lots of books on forensics -- and will be our guide on what happens when the worlds of law enforcement and the sciences collide. ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Gold from the series Smallville. Twitter - @ericmartsolf (Blue check mark) Instagram - ericmartsolf (Blue check mark)   About Dr. D. P. Lyle DP Lyle, MD is the Amazon #1 Bestselling; Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning; and Edgar (2), Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, USA Today Best Book Award (2), and Foreward INDIES Book of the Year nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY, DUB WALKER, JAKE LONGLY, and CAIN/HARPER thriller series, and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER. He served as Editor for the Southern California Writers Association’s short story anthology, IT’S ALL IN THE STORY as well as contributing the story “Splash.” His short story “Bottom Line” appears in th Sherlock Holmes inspired anthology FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME. He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars. Twitter Facebook Linked In Goodreads BOOKBUB Tumblr Library Thing  
June 1, 2020
Since everyone’s doing their part by staying at home, it’s giving us all time to work on ourselves .  So, we here at “For Dummies: The Podcast” thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the episodes that can help us do just that.  Many of you are making the best of things by re-evaluating old habits and establishing new routines…whether you wanted to or not.   A great way to help yourself reach your goals is to learn from those who have achieved success.  This week we are diving in to “Success Habits For Dummies,” by author and speaker Dirk Zeller. We’re being joined by a special guest, Dr. Angel Iscovich to talk about how you can develop the habits necessary to make you successful in whatever area of life you choose. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)   About Dr. Angel Iscovisch An author/speaker, Dr, I is a physician and an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history in several industries. Graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine with post graduate training in Psychiatry, including an area of focus in human behavior, most notably emergency medicine. @DrIRoutineology (Twitter) Dr. I (Instagram) www.angeliscovich.com (Website)
May 25, 2020
This week we are diving into “Personal Finance For Dummies,” by Eric Tyson. Eric left behind a career in management consulting to work directly with Americans of all financial backgrounds to improve their financial health and achieve their goals and dreams. He’s also written quite a few other bestselling books along the way. ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) Meet Eric Tyson, MBA Eric Tyson is a best-selling personal finance book author and has penned five national best sellers. He is also the only author to have four of his books simultaneously on Business Week's business book bestseller list. His Personal Finance For Dummies, a Wall Street Journal best-seller, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Business Book of the Year. Eric's syndicated newspaper column is read by millions of readers weekly. He is a former columnist and award-winning journalist for the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle. His website, www.erictyson.com, rocketed into the top one percent of financial websites within its first year of operation. Eric's work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Money, Worth, Parenting, USA Today and on the NBC Today Show, ABC, Fox News, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, and on CBS national radio, NPR's Marketplace Money and Bloomberg Business Radio. He's also been a featured speaker at a White House conference on retirement planning.  
May 18, 2020
While we're still under "stay at home" orders, or at least limiting our outside activities, now's the time for decluttering your home and your life.  Joining us is Jane Stoller, an organizational expert and author of "Decluttering For Dummies." Jane helps you bypass the stress of a tidying project by offering simple, proven methods for organizing every space in your life―even your mind! Build a new mindset for minimalist living Declutter your home, office, and digital life Develop new routines for a tidier life Establish minimalist practices ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) About Jane Stoller Jane is a Swiss-Canadian life-biz organizer, speaker, author and university instructor whose passion is in de-cluttering spaces and organizing business processes. She wrote her first book Organizing for Your Lifestyle in 2016 to help friends get more organized. https://www.organizedjane.com/ @OrganizingJane - Twitter organizejane - Instagram (Blue check mark)  
May 11, 2020
America’s cultural view of investing has shifted dramatically over the years. Initially, investing was a playground of the rich. Now anyone with some money and an Internet connection can invest.  This week we are diving into “Online Investing For Dummies” by Matt Krantz. Matt is the real deal: a nationally known financial journalist and personal finance editor for Investor’s Business Daily. He is THE GUY to talk to when it comes to personal investing, and we’ve got him with us today. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)   ABOUT MATT KRANTZ Matt Krantz is a nationally known financial journalist who specializes in investing topics. Matt is personal finance and management editor at Investor's Business Daily, concentrating on developments affecting individual investors and their portfolios. @mattkrantz - Twitter
May 4, 2020
Our topic this week is a virtue that's become more necessary than ever: mindfulness.  Welcome to For Dummies: The Podcast.  This week our host Eric Martsolf is diving into “Mindfulness For Dummies” by Shamash Alidina. Shamash didn’t start out as a mindfulness expert, in fact he earned multiple masters degrees, including one in chemical engineering! But as he explains it, he was “bit by the mindfulness bug” and began a journey that has since had him teaching mindfulness since 1998. Shamash is a leading light in the field, and we’re incredibly happy to have him with us this week. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast This episode is sponsored by Bombas Socks.  Bombas socks provide support in places you didn’t even know you needed it.  Go to BOMBAS.com/DUMMIES today. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shamash Alidina is a professional mindfulness teacher trainer, coach and speaker. Shamash has over 14 years’ experience teaching mindfulness. He currently runs creative workshops for organisations and speaks at conferences worldwide. He offers online training, teacher training and professional development in mindfulness-based approaches. @ShamashAlidina - Twitter (Blue check mark) shamashalidina - Instagram (Blue check mark)  
April 27, 2020
This week we are diving into “Teaching Kids to Read for Dummies” by Tracey Wood. We will be joined by a special guest, author and educational expert Jay Connor, to guide us through our journey to helping the young people in our life embrace reading.  ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT OUR GUEST Jay Connor is passionate about his work at Learning Ovations and is actively bringing the research-based technology and professional development tool, A2i (assessment to instructions), to schools across the nation. He has demonstrated leadership in the business, nonprofit and public policy arenas. Facebook - @learningovations Twitter - @LOindividualize YouTube - Learning Ovations
April 20, 2020
Since everyone’s doing their part by staying at home, it’s giving us all time to work on ourselves and our relationships.  So, we here at “For Dummies: The Podcast” thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the episodes that can help us do just that.  In times like these – especially if you’ve experienced a job loss – our self-esteem can really take a hit.  We’ve got you covered with this episode of “Self-esteem For Dummies.”   Having healthy self-esteem means liking yourself, holding yourself in high regard. You might be saying to yourself “What's the big deal, that’s easy,” but if you are, you’re fooling yourself.  Self-esteem is a big problem, especially among younger people, and especially in the social media age. This week host, Eric Martsolf, is diving into “Self-Esteem For Dummies” by Vivian Harte and S. Renee Smith. Both women are experts in assertiveness and maximizing human performance. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR S. Renee Smith is a renowned self-esteem and branding expert, speaker, author, and resource to the media. Her expertise in personal and professional development and ability to inspire others to make positive, permanent changes has made her a sought-after consultant and speaker to Fortune 500 corporations, universities, government and nonprofit agencies, and churches.  @SRenee - Twitter S. Renee Smith - Instagram Email: srenee@srenee.com
April 13, 2020
Since everyone’s doing their part by staying at home, it’s giving us all time to work on ourselves and our relationships.  So, we here at “For Dummies: The Podcast” thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the episodes that can help us do just that.  And speaking of relationships, I’m sure by now, many have been put to the test.  So this episode is all about Relationships For Dummies.  ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Angel Iscovisch An author/speaker, Dr, I is a physician and an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history in several industries. Graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine with post graduate training in Psychiatry, including an area of focus in human behavior, most notably emergency medicine. @DrIRoutineology (Twitter) Dr. I (Instagram) www.angeliscovich.com (Website)  
April 6, 2020
This week we are revisiting one of our most popular episodes because...well, everybody can use a great bottle of wine (or 20!) while we hunker down. This week we are joined by Ed McCarthy, the co-author of “Wine for Dummies” along with his wife Mary Ewing-Mulligan. Ed and Mary are not only both wine experts, they’ve written a number of books together, but Mary also runs the International Wine Center, where she teaches wine professionals more about their craft. Ed also wrote “Champagne for Dummies,” which we may cover on the podcast if someone sends me a few crates of bubbly. This episode is sponsored by by Raycon wireless earbuds. If you’ve been eyeing a pair, now is the time to get an amazing deal! Go to BUYRAYCON.com/FORDUMMIES. About the host: Eric Martsolf With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Gold from the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)   About Ed McCarthy Ed McCarthy, the co-author of “Wine for Dummies” along with his wife Mary Ewing-Mulligan. Ed and Mary are not only both wine experts, they’ve written a number of books together, but Mary also runs the International Wine Center, where she teaches wine professionals more about their craft. Ed also wrote “Champagne for Dummies.”
March 30, 2020
Hackers are not the all-powerful Gods of the Internet as portrayed in some movies, but cybercrime and identity theft are very real, and you may be targeted from people ranging from your friends and neighbors to someone on the other side of the world. Today we’re going to be talking about a completely different kind of hacking that can have major positive benefits for your business and your life.  Host Eric Martsolf is diving into “Growth Hacking For Dummies” by Anuj Adhiya. Anuj learned the concept from the guy who coined the term, “growth hacking” and put it in practice for years at startup companies. This episode is sponsored by Bombas Socks.  With tons of different colors, patterns, lengths, and styles, shop at Bombas.com/DUMMIES.  ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT ANUJ ADHIYA Anuj Adhiya is the Category Growth Lead at The Predictive Index. He is on the team responsible for brand growth and evangelizing talent optimization.  Before this, he was the Director of Engagement and Analytics at GrowthHackers. He was responsible for growing the community. He was also the data analyst on their growth team.   Additionally, he's a Growth Mentor at Seedstars. He also serves as Marketing Specialist at Harvard Innovation Labs. At both places, he coaches startups to help uncover their best growth opportunities and solve early challenges. He recently began hosting The Beaten Path podcast where he explores how successful travel startups have grown. Everything he's learned about growth has been from Sean Ellis and the amazing GrowthHackers community.  Ask him about anything related to growth (or not - like public speaking, ping pong, whiskey, travel planning, food - go wild!) Twitter - @AnujAdhiya
March 23, 2020
Many iconic household name brands were started on a shoestring. Will your online business be the next Apple? Maybe.  But there is a lot of space for success between being a trillion dollar megabrand and not being in business at all.  These days, businesses can be entirely online and all you really need is a laptop or a smartphone.  In this week's episode, host Eric Martsolf dives into “Starting an Online Business For Dummies” by Shannon Belew and Joel Elad. This episode is sponsored by Raycon, wireless earbuds.  Go to BUY RAYCON dot com slash FORDUMMIES!   ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT JOEL ELAD Joel Elad is a social networking, Internet, and eBay guru with a software development background and a yearning for entrepreneurship. He has authored or co-authored several books, including Facebook Advertising For Dummies and Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies.   
March 16, 2020
This episode we are talking about betting on sports. A form of gambling that was probably invented about 10 minutes after the first sport was invented. Join host, Eric Martsolf as we dive into “Sports Betting For Dummies” by Swain Scheps. Swain is a technology expert who has also become an expert on the topic of sports betting based on a lifelong love of sports. He is also a member of the exclusive club that has written more than one “For Dummies” book. This episode is sponsored by Upstart.com—the revolutionary lending platform that knows you’re more than just your credit score.  Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Swain Scheps has written extensively on gambling topics and is a veteran sports bettor and industry expert. He has provided gaming advice and instruction in the Fodor's Las Vegas travel series and has contributed to Casino Gambling For Dummies. He is a data and analytics professional in Oregon and author of Business Intelligence For Dummies. Follow him on Twitter: @swainscheps
March 9, 2020
If you're tired of ever-increasing rent payments or dealing with a psycho landlord, it may be time to buy your own home.  In this episode, join host Eric Martsolf as we dive into “Home Buying Kit For Dummies” by Eric Tyson  and Ray Brown. Both Eric and Ray are big league financial and real estate experts who have downloaded all of their experiences into their book, not to mention this podcast! This episode is sponsored by Zip Recruiter.  See why Zip Recruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes. Zip Recruiter, the smartest way to hire!  ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) Meet Eric Tyson, MBA Eric Tyson is a best-selling personal finance book author and has penned five national best sellers. He is also the only author to have four of his books simultaneously on Business Week's business book bestseller list. His Personal Finance For Dummies, a Wall Street Journal best-seller, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Business Book of the Year. Eric's syndicated newspaper column is read by millions of readers weekly. He is a former columnist and award-winning journalist for the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle. His website, www.erictyson.com, rocketed into the top one percent of financial websites within its first year of operation. Eric's work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Money, Worth, Parenting, USA Today and on the NBC Today Show, ABC, Fox News, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, and on CBS national radio, NPR's Marketplace Money and Bloomberg Business Radio. He's also been a featured speaker at a White House conference on retirement planning.  
March 2, 2020
When you mention elections to the man or woman on the street, they automatically assume you mean a presidential election, like the big one in 2020. But the fact is, most elections are at the state and local level.  This episode is all about changing from the position of saying “someone ought to do something” about local issues to saying, “I’m going to do something about that.”  This week we are diving into “Running for Local Office For Dummies” by Dan Gookin. This episode is sponsored by Bombas Socks, with tons of different colors, patterns, lengths, and styles.  Save 20%t on your first purchase when you shop at Bombas.com/DUMMIES. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT DAN GOOKIN Dan Gookin is an author, online instructor, and a fiscal conservative yet socially liberal politician who believes his first duty as an elected official is to protect the rights of his constituents. Dan wrote the original FOR DUMMIES book, DOS For Dummies.            
February 24, 2020
This week we’re going to learn all about the basics of cooking for yourself, which can be just as rewarding as eating.  Host, Eric Martsolf is diving into “Cooking Basics For Dummies” by Bryan Miller and Marie Rama with Eve Adamson. Between this episode and the book, we’re going to get you started on the road to being your family’s personal chef in no time.  This episode is sponsored by Away Travel.  Away has luggage that works for the way you travel. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marie Rama is a recipe developer, food writer, and coauthor of Cooking Basics for Dummies and Grilling for Dummies. She lives in Yonkers, New York.
February 17, 2020
Having healthy self-esteem means liking yourself, holding yourself in high regard. You might be saying to yourself “What's the big deal, that’s easy,” but if you are, you’re fooling yourself.  Self-esteem is a big problem, especially among younger people, and especially in the social media age. This week host, Eric Martsolf, is diving into “Self-Esteem For Dummies” by Vivian Harte and S. Renee Smith. Both women are experts in assertiveness and maximizing human performance. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast This episode is sponsored by Zip Recruiter, the smartest way to hire! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR S. Renee Smith is a renowned self-esteem and branding expert, speaker, author, and resource to the media. Her expertise in personal and professional development and ability to inspire others to make positive, permanent changes has made her a sought-after consultant and speaker to Fortune 500 corporations, universities, government and nonprofit agencies, and churches.  @SRenee - Twitter S. Renee Smith - Instagram Email: srenee@srenee.com
February 10, 2020
This is one of our most useful shows ever, because we all have relationships - at work, at home, and even online. Host, Eric Martsolf is diving into “Relationships For Dummies” by Dr. Kate Wachs. But this week’s episode features our first returning guest, Dr. Angel Iscovich, “Dr. I” to his friends and fans.  For those of you that didn’t hear our episode on Success Habits, Dr. I is a medical doctor with a keen interest in human behavior and training in psychiatry. He helps people find the meaning and purpose in their lives, and relationships are a key component of life for most of us. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast This episode is sponsored by Away Travel.  Away has luggage that works for the way you travel. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Angel Iscovisch An author/speaker, Dr, I is a physician and an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history in several industries. Graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine with post graduate training in Psychiatry, including an area of focus in human behavior, most notably emergency medicine. @DrIRoutineology (Twitter) Dr. I (Instagram) www.angeliscovich.com (Website)    
February 3, 2020
Filmmaking once seemed a completely unattainable goal for anyone without about $50 million bucks sitting around collecting dust. But with the amazing equipment available today, and all the distribution channels, almost anyone can become a filmmaker. In fact, we hope that today’s episode gives you the nudge to try it yourself.  This week host, Eric Martsolf dives into “Filmmaking For Dummies” by Bryan Michael Stoller. Bryan has an accomplished career not only as an author and teacher, but most importantly for this episode, he has produced more than 100 productions ranging from comedy shorts to feature films. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast This episode is sponsored by Zip Recruiter, the smartest way to hire! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR At the age of six, growing up in Canada, Bryan began experimenting with movies and animation. His first job in the film and television industry, when he was 11 years old, was as the host of a TV show on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) called "Film Fun" in which he showed kids how to make their own Super-8 movies. He later transformed that talent into producing commercials for various Ottawa businesses that aired on TV in the 1970s. At nineteen, Bryan moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute as a Director Fellow. After AFI, Bryan's Hollywood career began when he became assistant to Johnny Carson on the pilot for "TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes." A few years later,  Bryan's comedy shorts, "Undershorts" became a regular feature on the show.  Bryan's "Undershorts" started a following and soon were featured on HBO, "Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders," "The American Comedy Awards" and on various comedy variety shows. Bryan went on to direct an episode of the classic George A. Romero TV series, "Tales from the Darkside," entitled "The Bitterest Pill", starring Mark Blankfield.  The episode became the season's highest rated episode.  Bryan also wrote for The Ice Queen animated feature, starring the voices of Lauren Bacall and Bryan Adams. Stoller's other animation writing credits include story editor on the Cinar animation series, Animal Crackers. Bryan directed the landmark music video Hands Across America, produced by Ken Kragen which featured appearances by Barbra Streisand, Drew Barrymore and Robin Williams. Bryan and his films have been featured on Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Dateline NBC and in many newspapers and periodicals including The Los Angeles Times, Premiere Magazine and People Magazine.
January 27, 2020
Our topic this week is a virtue that is under constant threat in the age of technology: mindfulness.  Welcome to For Dummies: The Podcast.  This week our host Eric Martsolf is diving into “Mindfulness For Dummies” by Shamash Alidina. Shamash didn’t start out as a mindfulness expert, in fact he earned multiple masters degrees, including one in chemical engineering! But as he explains it, he was “bit by the mindfulness bug” and began a journey that has since had him teaching mindfulness since 1998. Shamash is a leading light in the field, and we’re incredibly happy to have him with us this week. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast This episode is sponsored by Bombas Socks.  Bombas socks provide support in places you didn’t even know you needed it.  Go to BOMBAS.com/DUMMIES today. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shamash Alidina is a professional mindfulness teacher trainer, coach and speaker. Shamash has over 14 years’ experience teaching mindfulness. He currently runs creative workshops for organisations and speaks at conferences worldwide. He offers online training, teacher training and professional development in mindfulness-based approaches. @ShamashAlidina - Twitter (Blue check mark) shamashalidina - Instagram (Blue check mark)  
January 20, 2020
In this episode we will be looking at a diet and lifestyle named for the area of the world it comes from, namely the Mediterranean. Our host, Eric Martsolf is diving into “Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies” by Meri Raffetto and Wendy Jo Peterson. Both women are wellness experts and both hold impressive resumes in the area of helping people be more healthy via diet and lifestyle -- as usual, the For Dummies podcast is bringing you thought leaders to help you improve your life. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcastis This episode is sponsored by Away Travel.  Away has luggage that works for the way you travel.  For $20 off any suitcase or bag, visit Away Travel.com/dummies and use promo code ‘dummies’ during checkout! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHORS Meri Raffetto, RDN, founded Real Living Nutrition Services (reallivingnutrition.com), which pro- vides one of the only interactive online weight-loss and wellness programs. Wendy Jo Peterson MS, RDN, enhances the nutrition of clients ranging from elite athletes to pediatric patients, and is currently a culinary instructor at Mesa College.
January 13, 2020
For many couples, pregnancy is a happy accident, for others it’s just a plain old accident.  But for still others, pregnancy is carefully planned, and may take a long time and multiple attempts. Today we will be exploring getting pregnant, and this is not one you want to miss.  This week, host Eric Martsolf is diving into “Getting Pregnant For Dummies” by Dr. John Rinehart, Lisa Rinehart, and Jackie Thompson. This is probably the greatest assembly of brainpower on a subject featured on the For Dummies podcast, as we are bringing not 1, but 2, experts in pregnancy. This makes a lot of sense, because babies are serious business. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcastis This episode is sponsored by Away Travel.  Away has luggage that works for the way you travel.  For $20 off any suitcase or bag, visit Away Travel.com/dummies and use promo code ‘dummies’ during checkout! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) About the Authors Dr. John Rinehart has maintained his practice in infertility and reproductive endocrinology for 35 years. He teaches at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Lisa Rinehart is a healthcare attorney and medical practice consultant and a frequent speaker on reproductive law. Jackie Thompson is the author of Fertility For Dummies and Infertility For Dummies.
January 6, 2020
How do you get a new job? Unless you have an inside hookup, it’s all about how you market yourself, and the main way we market ourselves to prospective employers is with our resume. In this episode, join host, Eric Martsolf as he dives into “Resumes For Dummies” by Laura DeCarlo. You could scour the entire world for a better expert on resumes than Laura, but you’d come up empty. She is recognized as a “Career Hero,” and is the founder of Career Directors International, an organization that trains resume writers and career coaches. We’re thrilled that Laura is joining us to help us achieve our future career goals. This episode is sponsored by Bombas Socks, with tons of different colors, patterns, lengths, and styles.  Save 20% on your first purchase when you shop at Bombas.com/DUMMIES. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT LAURA DeCARLO Laura DeCarlo is recognized as the business success coach for career and resume professionals who want to authentically grow their businesses and dramatically enhance their skills. In her second year of private practice as a resume writer and career coach over 20 years ago, Laura successfully broke the six-figure revenue mark. It is her mission to help other career and resume professionals to experience similar success as she wholeheartedly embraces the belief that, “Ours is an industry with a soul where you can make a major difference while also making an extraordinary living.” She has championed the ‘career hero’ mantra by pioneering efforts in visibility, credibility, and quality within the career services industry for both job seekers and career professionals as the founder of the global membership-based company, Career Directors International. Throughout her career she has spearheaded the development of numerous training programs and presentations for job seekers and career professionals, including the most recent, Certified Professional in Online Job Search & Reputation Management. An industry leader, she has earned two degrees and 11 industry certifications and designations such as Master Career Director and Certified Master Resume Writer. She is credentialed as an Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer, Money Breakthrough Method Certified Coach®, and Certified Money, Marketing and Soul Coach®. She is a member of the elite Forbes Coaches Council. Further, she has received the industry’s most prestigious awards in resume writing, career coaching, and job placement. Laura is the author of  Resumes for Dummies, 7th Edition (Wiley), Interviewing: The Gold Standard and Interview Pocket RX as well as co-author of Job Search Bloopers (Career Press); she has also been featured in over 15 resume and cover letter compendiums. As a resume writer, career coach, and career director for her former private-practice, A Competitive Edge Career Service, LLC, Laura held the role of national//international resume expert for 54 professional associations such as PMI, AMA, AJST, ASAE, ASME, AVMA, and ASCE. She has been a guest columnist on career issues for The Florida Today newspaper and been quoted in publications such as Forbes.com, Forbes (IMPRESS), US News & World Report, Monster.com, SmartMoney.com, Working Mother, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC 7/39 News in San Diego. Website: www.careerdirectors.com Blog: https://careerdirectors.com/blog/ Email: laura@careerdirectors.com  
December 30, 2019
In case you missed it, Success Habits For Dummies has been our most popular episode so far.  A great way to help yourself reach your goals is to learn from those who have achieved success.  This week we are diving in to “Success Habits For Dummies,” by author and speaker Dirk Zeller. We’re being joined by a special guest, Dr. Angel Iscovich, Dr. I to his admirers, to talk about how you can develop the habits necessary to make you successful in whatever area of life you choose. This week's episode is sponsored by Raycon wireless earbuds.  Before you go dropping hundreds of dollars on a pair of wireless earbuds, you need to check out the wireless earbuds from Raycon! Go to BUYRAYCON.com/FORDUMMIES to get 15-percent off your order of Raycon wireless earbuds. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)   About Dr. Angel Iscovisch An author/speaker, Dr, I is a physician and an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history in several industries. Graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine with post graduate training in Psychiatry, including an area of focus in human behavior, most notably emergency medicine. @DrIRoutineology (Twitter) Dr. I (Instagram) www.angeliscovich.com (Website)
December 23, 2019
Personal Finance For Dummies has been our second most popular episode of the series! So in case you missed it, this week we are diving into “Personal Finance For Dummies,” by Eric Tyson. Eric left behind a career in management consulting to work directly with Americans of all financial backgrounds to improve their financial health and achieve their goals and dreams. He’s also written quite a few other bestselling books along the way. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter, the smartest way to hire!  See why ZipRecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/dummies! ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) Meet Eric Tyson, MBA Eric Tyson is a best-selling personal finance book author and has penned five national best sellers. He is also the only author to have four of his books simultaneously on Business Week's business book bestseller list. His Personal Finance For Dummies, a Wall Street Journal best-seller, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Business Book of the Year. Eric's syndicated newspaper column is read by millions of readers weekly. He is a former columnist and award-winning journalist for the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle. His website, www.erictyson.com, rocketed into the top one percent of financial websites within its first year of operation. Eric's work has been featured and quoted in hundreds of local and national publications and media outlets including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, Money, Worth, Parenting, USA Today and on the NBC Today Show, ABC, Fox News, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, CNN, and on CBS national radio, NPR's Marketplace Money and Bloomberg Business Radio. He's also been a featured speaker at a White House conference on retirement planning.  
December 16, 2019
Even the heaviest smoker frequently promises themselves that they will quit soon, and if you’re a smoker or know a smoker who wants to quit, you’re in luck this week.  Host Eric Martsolf is diving into “Quitting Smoking and Vaping For Dummies” by Dr. Laura L. Smith and Dr. Charles H. Elliott. Quitting smoking is such a serious topic, we have not only one expert Ph.D. to explain it, but two. And leave it to the For Dummies Podcast to feature both the current President of the New Mexico Psychological Association, and the past president as well. This episode is sponsored by  Away Travel.  Away has luggage that works for the way you travel.  For $20 off any suitcase or bag, visit AwayTravel.com/dummies and use promo code ‘dummies’ during checkout! Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you!  Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT  SURVEY:  https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcast ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)
December 9, 2019
This week we will be exploring how to manage your stress level not only during the holidays, but throughout the whole year.  We are joined by Dr. Allen Elkin, author of “Stress Management For Dummies."  Dr. Elkin isn’t just your typical Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a thing or two to say about stress. He is the director of the Stress Management and Counseling Center in New York City and a nationally known expert on the subject. We’re bringing in the big guns to fight stress this week!
December 2, 2019
This week we are going to explore decluttering your home and your life.  Joining us is Jane Stoller, an organizational expert and author of "Decluttering For Dummies." Jane helps you bypass the stress of a tidying project by offering simple, proven methods for organizing every space in your life―even your mind! Build a new mindset for minimalist living. Declutter your home, office, and digital life. Develop new routines for a tidier life. Establish minimalist practices.
November 25, 2019
Just in time for the holidays, we’re going to be exploring one of the most popular weight loss plans in America, the Keto diet.  Join host, Eric Martsolf as he dives into “Keto Diet For Dummies” by Rami and Vicky Abrams. Rami and Vicky don’t just write about the Keto diet, they live it. In fact, they were so impressed with what Keto did to improve their lives, they jumped into the lifestyle completely, now running the blog taste-a-holics and even publishing a keto diet app.
November 18, 2019
This week we’re diving in to Astrology, the more mystical side of our search for meaning in the Heavens.  Rae Orion, author of "Astrology For Dummies" has been casting horoscopes since 1973 and has written extensively about what we can learn from the stars and planets.
November 11, 2019
America’s cultural view of investing has shifted dramatically over the years. Initially, investing was a playground of the rich. Now anyone with some money and an Internet connection can invest.  This week we are diving into “Online Investing For Dummies” by Matt Krantz. Matt is the real deal: a nationally known financial journalist and personal finance editor for Investor’s Business Daily. He is THE GUY to talk to when it comes to personal investing, and we’ve got him with us today.
November 4, 2019
When you mention elections to the man or woman on the street, they automatically assume you mean a presidential election, like the big one in 2020. But the fact is, most elections are at the state and local level.  This episode is all about changing from the position of saying “someone ought to do something” about local issues to saying, “I’m going to do something about that.”  This week we are diving into “Running for Local Office For Dummies” by Dan Gookin.
October 28, 2019
YouTube is where it’s at for advertising and marketing, especially if you want to reach a younger demographic.  According to one marketing source, the number of small businesses that advertise on YouTube has doubled in just two years, leading us to one simple question: Shouldn’t you be using YouTube to market your ideas?  This week we are diving into “YouTube Marketing For Dummies” by Will Eagle.
October 21, 2019
We spend so much time and money at restaurants that many of us have thought about opening our own restaurant.  But there are so many hurdles in the business that few of us ever take the plunge.  As always, there is a “For Dummies” book that can help turn this dream into a reality.  This week we are diving into “Running a Restaurant For Dummies” by Michael Garvey along with co-authors Heather and Andrew Dismore. Michael is a veteran restaurant manager. He knows what he’s talking about folks!
October 14, 2019
This week we are diving into “Alexa For Dummies” by Paul McFedries. We’ll not only examine some of the pro’s of Alexa and its cool features, but some of the cons -- it may not be right for everyone to install a listening device in the home. Paul had a career in IT including as a programmer before turning full time to writing, and he has since written an incredible 95 books, selling 4 million copies worldwide.
October 7, 2019
This week we are diving into “Kittens For Dummies” by Dusty Rainbolt. Dusty is a member of the Cat Writers Association, covering cats for more pet-related magazines than you probably knew existed. More importantly, she has fostered dozens of kittens and been involved with cats of all types since 1986.  We are lucky to have Dusty with us to navigate proper kitty care.
September 30, 2019
The Brexit saga is filled with controversy and infighting that can be difficult to understand for the typical person living in London, let alone over here in the States. This week we are diving in to “Brexit For Dummies” by Nicholas Wallwork. Nicholas is an international real estate expert, in fact, he wrote a “For Dummies” book on that topic too. We’re going to lean on him to help us get a better grasp on Brexit, and why it’s so important to get right.
September 23, 2019
This week we are diving into “Personal Finance For Dummies,” by Eric Tyson. Eric left behind a career in management consulting to work directly with Americans of all financial backgrounds to improve their financial health and achieve their goals and dreams. He’s also written quite a few other bestselling books along the way.
September 16, 2019
This week we are diving in to “Virtual and Augmented Reality For Dummies” by Paul Mealy, tech evangelist and expert on both VR and AR.  In fact, he was part of the team that created the Oculus Rift, the next generation virtual reality technology that is currently considered to be the industry leader.
September 9, 2019
This week, join host Eric Martsolf as he dives in to “Careers For Dummies” by Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Marty is a career coach who has helped thousands of clients achieve success.  He’s written 10 books and thousands of articles, has a radio show in San Francisco and even teaches college classes. Marty Nemko is THE GUY to talk to about careers -- he’s even been called “career coach extraordinaire” by U.S. News and World Report.
September 2, 2019
Whether you're a dog owner or you're thinking about being one, this is the episode for you! This week, host Eric Martsolf, the owner of three dogs himself, is joined by Gina Spadafori, the author of “Dogs for Dummies.” Gina's an award-winning writer on all sorts of animal topics including veterinary medicine, and will be our guide as we learn everything we need to know about dogs -- from puppies to pooches.
August 26, 2019
This week we are diving in to “Football for Dummies,” by John Czarnecki and Howie Long. John has been reporting on the NFL since 1979, and has been a consultant to FOX NFL Sunday since it started. He knows the game like few others, and will be our guide on everything related to the pigskin today.
August 19, 2019
Whatever area of life you are striving for success in, a great way to help yourself reach your goals is to learn from those who have achieved success.  This week we are diving in to “Success Habits for Dummies,” by author and speaker Dirk Zeller. We’re being joined by a special guest, Dr. Angel Iscovich, Dr. I to his admirers, to talk about how you can develop the habits necessary to make you successful in whatever area of life you choose.
August 12, 2019
Since your busy schedule might have kept you from listening to every amazing episode we’ve produced so far, we’re gathering some of our favorite clips together to share with you in one episode. This is also the perfect episode to send to friends and family that haven’t tried the show yet, so please help us to spread the word!
August 5, 2019
In reality, day trading takes an incredible amount of work and requires discipline, education, attention to detail, and expert advice! This week we are joined by Annie Logue, MBA, the author of “Day Trading for Dummies.” Annie's an accomplished financial journalist as well as a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This podcast may not earn you a UIC diploma, but I promise it’ll make you smarter about day trading.
July 29, 2019
This week we are joined by Marsha Collier, the author of “Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram for Seniors” She’s an expert on social media -- in fact, it’s her business as a social media strategist. Although Marsha’s book is specifically aimed at seniors, we have tips and advice today that apply to everyone.
July 22, 2019
This week we are joined by Ed McCarthy, the co-author of “Wine for Dummies” along with his wife Mary Ewing-Mulligan. Ed and Mary are not only both wine experts, they’ve written a number of books together, but Mary also runs the International Wine Center, where she teaches wine professionals more about their craft. Ed also wrote “Champagne for Dummies,” which we may cover on the podcast if someone sends me a few crates of bubbly.
July 15, 2019
If you use the Internet at all you’ve probably heard of cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency today. In this episode of For Dummies, we’re going to shed some light on the subject of cryptocurrency with the help of the book “Cryptocurrency Investing for Dummies” by Kiana Danial, CEO of Invest Diva.
July 8, 2019
In this episode host Eric Martsolf is joined by Dr. D.P. Lyle, the author of Forensics for Dummies. Dr. Lyle is a cardiologist by day, and by night he writes best selling non-fiction books about forensics along with other topics, as well as fiction books including the Samantha Cody series of thrillers. He will be our guide on what happens when the worlds of law enforcement and the sciences collide.
July 1, 2019
In honor of Independence Day, this week host Eric Martsolf is joined by Dr. Michael Arnheim, author of “U.S. Constitution for Dummies.”
June 24, 2019
On this episode, host Eric Martolf opens the cover on “Fortnite for Dummies,” by Bill Loguidice. Bill has created the definitive guide to Fortnite, especially if you are an adult whose primary interest is understanding exactly what your kids are doing as they yell into their computer’s microphone. To really dig into what makes Fortnite tick, Eric welcomes Michael Poole, a tech industry veteran, Fortnite player, and like Eric, a father of a Fortnite player.  Eric's twin 13-year old sons, Mason & Chase
June 17, 2019
This week, host Eric Martsolf is joined by Kim Ronkin Casey, author of “Cannabis for Dummies.” Eric and Kim will be your guide to the world of safe, legal, and useful Cannabis -- whether it helps your anxiety or lines your pockets with money as a business.
May 19, 2019
With more than 300 million books in print and countless topics covered, the iconic Dummies brand has revolutionized learning by making complex subjects easy to understand. Each weekly episode of For Dummies: The Podcast, hosted by Emmy Award winner Eric Martsolf, will explore one of the For Dummies titles in their approachable, fun style.
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