Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Susana Porras

Imaging walking 500 miles in just 32 days…

That’s exactly what writer and community organizer, Susana Porras did, when she decided to venture into something bold in her mid-life. Susana called upon her 73-year-old dad in Guatemala to walk the 500-mile pilgrimage over Camino de Santiago, and she wrote about it every night in her journal while on the trek, turned her writings and poetry into this beautiful book, To Compostela and Beyond, A Poet’s Chronicle of the Camino de Santiago.

The words in each page are so thoughtful and insightful, it’s as though the reader is taking the journey with Susana and her dad, Tomasa. She said the life-lessons learned about herself while taking the long journey, along with the bond forever forged with her father, is something that can barely be described, except through her poetry.

Please join us today on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, too. And for anyone, particularly women in mid-life, looking to make a change or do something adventurous and bold, this is a MUST listen.

Thanks for tuning in today LIVE at 10amPST/1pmEST, Youtube and Facebook, and anytime on demand.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Margie Smith Holt

Please welcome to our show, Margie Smith Holt, who did something almost imaginable. She sailed across the Atlantic – twice – in a hand-made, 30-foot boat, only just having learned to sail, with one crew member. Talk about your mid-life regroup!

Margie is my long-time friend, an Emmy-winning journalist whose first book, Not On Any Map, One Virgin Island, Two Catastrophic Hurricanes, And The True Meaning Of Paradise, is a MUST read!

Margie was working as a reporter in Philadelphia when her life came crashing down at the age of 40. The man of her dreams decided to leave to seek the “glamour” of being a war correspondent, and suddenly she looked around and didn’t see a future where she was.

A vacation to St. John changed all of that, turning what was supposed to be a few weeks into something life changing for Margie. In between, she also battled cancer, and recovered. And I thought Margie was the quiet, demure type when we worked together.

You will NOT want to miss our interview, on ALL platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE today beginning at 10amPST/1pmEST.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Jordan Matthews

Jordan Matthews is a high-profile attorney, former actor, and author, “Failure: When You Have Nothing, You Have Everything,” and this book may have very well changed my life.

Jordan speaks very personally about grief and tragic personal events, interwoven into an incredibly successful professional career, and he talks about failure, a lot, and how it’s actually failure in life that brings on clarity. It’s nearly impossible to spot as hard times are happening to us, but they really are lessons to bring us to the next level, whatever that may be.

Please join me in welcoming Jordan on our show today, and invite your friends, too. There’s a lot of wisdom in what Jordan has to say, something familiar about it, too. Thanks for tuning into #DeborahKobyltLIVE, I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Lauren Duke

Sometimes, life can be one big SHiTHOUSE, and that’s the title of Lauren Dollie Duke’s book, and this is one fascinating “I can’t put this down” read.

Lauren is a healer, educator, community activist, and writer who talks about recovery from generational trauma, because she’s been through it with her alcoholic mother and bank-robbing father. Oh, and that’s just the beginning.

She talks about the day she decided to be proactive in her healing from trauma, and what she did to get there. It wasn’t easy, but she’s done it, and her book is an inspiration to all of us on how we can cut the chord to generational trauma, too.

Please join our full conversation on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all audio and video podcast platforms, and invite your friends, too. Thanks for tuning in, #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Joe Farruggio

Please welcome to our show famed pizza maker, entrepreneur, restauranteur, and author, Joe Farruggio, whose pizzas in the Georgetown section of DC are a favorite with some very famous residents in the White House to movie stars like Harrison Ford (who also played a U.S. President in one of his films).

Joe’s journey from Sicily is a story to be told, and he did just that in his book, “My Name Is Joe, And I Am A Pizza Man.” This is a terrific read about a man not shy to admit some mistakes, but also celebrate how each step led to his tremendous success, from his Il Canale and 90 Second restaurants, along with A Modo Mio, meaning “My Way,” and Joe wouldn’t have it any other way.

We speak with Joe about family, belief in self, and keeping things simple to keep customers coming back. We also talk about his Italian upbringing and his trip on the Michelangelo ship from Italy was a life changing moment for him.

Hear and see our full interview with Joe on YouTube, Facebook, and on all video and audio podcast platforms. Please also invite your friends, too, and spread the word about our show. #DeborahZaraKobylt #LittleItalyPodcast #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast #DeborahKobyltLIVE

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Joe Tutino

On our #LittleItalyPodcast today, we speak with the longtime play-by-play voice of The Galaxy, Joe Tutino.

Joe grew up in San Diego, the son of Italian immigrant parents. He played soccer as a kid, and realized the way to stay in the sport was to become an announcer. And that’s just what he did, taking a number of radio and writing jobs along the way. But in this business, that’s what you do. Jobs where you get them, take the opportunity, get better, get noticed. And Joe has definitely been noticed.

We speak with Joe about his Italian upbringing, and the influences it had on his life growing up. We also talk about sports, discipline, and what it takes to get in the business.

Please join us on YouTube, Facebook, and all other video and audio platforms. Make sure to invite your friends, too. #DeborahKobyltLIVE

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Ava Kaufman and K.B. Hill (Shark Heart)

Please welcome to our show, K.B. Hill with Ava Kaufman, authors of “Shark Heart.” This is an amazing book, a true story about Ava’s life, and death, starting when she died at her home, was revived in the ambulance, put into a coma for two months, and eventually received a heart transplant. But that’s where the story begins.

When Ava was strong enough, she made it her mission to help others in a similar situation, and founded Ava’s Heart, which funds housing and costs for patients in dire need of a heart transplant. In this book, we hear from many of the people Ava has helped. Let’s just say these stories will tug at your heart.

Please join us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE on all video and audio podcast platforms, and please invite your friends, too. These are amazing women doing extraordinary things to help others, so please also invite your friends to enjoy our program, too. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Deborah Levine Herman

Deborah Levine Herman is a best-selling author of thirteen books, a spiritual healer, mystic, former literary agent, lawyer, animal communicator, and the list goes on. Today, she joins us to talk about her book, “Spiritual Writing, From Inspiration To Publication.”

Deborah explains how spiritual writers are drawn to the writing process by a powerful sense of mission and desire to share their experiences with the world. But that doesn’t always ensure being published. Her book provides specific guidelines for navigating ever-changing publishing protocols, including how to use technology to find readers.

Please join us for this interesting conversation, and anyone who is a writer or wants to be, please invite them to join along as well. #DeborahKobyltLIVE is available on all video and audio platforms, I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt


Love MEAT? Well, Stuart Waldner joins our show today to talk about moving away from eating meat products not just for health, but for wealth. Keep reading, I’ll explain.

Stuart wrote “Escape The Meatrix” a well-researched account on how reducing meat in our diets can make our bodies and minds healthier, in addition to the earth, atmosphere, and health of other animals, too, which benefits the entire eco-system. Stuart also talks about how investing in plant-based diets can be fiscally sound as well. His mantra, “Eat Plants, Feel Great, Save The Planet.”

But this isn’t just another plant-based book, it’s based in science and research, in addition to HOW transition into plant foods can truly transform our health, possibly add years to our lives, and help stop the rapid decay of our climate issues. Stuart chronicles his own personal story as well, sort of a wake-up call after watching how unhealthy habits of friends and family consume their lives.

Join us on #DeborahKobyltLIVE for this different take on plant-based foods, and please invite your friends, too. Thanks, as always, for tuning in. #DeborahZaraKobylt