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


Filmmaker Michel Shane didn’t envision himself as an activist, but circumstances in life brought him to a different place. The producer of “Catch Me If You Can” this time produced something even closer to his heart, “21 Miles In Malibu,” and Michel joins us today to talk about it.

The Pacific Coast Highway is a long, twisty, narrow stretch of road, it’s beautiful but it’s also dangerous. Michel knows all too well, because his beautiful daughter, Emily, was killed by a driver said to be on a murder mission. She was just 12.

In this film, Michel details the history of the 21 mile road that borders the Pacific Ocean, why it was built, and the history of the area and land long before a road was built there. It’s fascinating and well researched, and has gained the attention of the larger film community. The film will be shown at the Santa Barbara Film Festival this year.

The goal is to draw attention to how the PCH can be safer. And he details that in his film as well. Please join us for this wonderful conversation, and invite your friends along as well. Thanks, as always, for tuning in. #DeborahKobyltLIVE #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Gino Gaudio, Fabrizio and Alessandro Nucci

We are honored to present the story of Gaetano “Tony“ Gaudio, the first Italian to have won an Academy Award. His life and work are remarkable, and today we welcome Gino Gaudio, president of the Tony Gaudio Foundation, and brothers Fabrizio & Alessandro Nucci, filmmakers from Italy, in Los Angeles to shoot the film about Tony’s life called, “The Lost Oscar.”

The film documents the extraordinary life of this talented cinematographer, who won the Oscar for his work in 1937. Yet the famed statue is no where to be found, hence the title of the film.

This is a fascinating look into the life of this talented man, born in Cosenza, Italy, where he was recently memorialized for his life’s work, which left a profound mark on this beautiful village, as well as breaking ground in all aspects of cinematography here in America.

Hear about Tony’s upbringing and fast rise in the world of cinematography, catching the eye of Hollywood and working with some of the greats of his time, from Bette Davis to Greta Garbo, and top directors such as Howard Hughes. In a word, Tony Gaudio is a legend.

Please join our interview on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, #LittleItalyPodcast, & #LittleIyalyOfLAPodcast, and invite your friends as well. It’s an honor to tell his story.


Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Michele Palermo

Michele Palermo was always a creative kid, dating back to her early years in Rome, and she joins us today to talk about her award-winning series, “Middlehood,” which celebrates the comedy and drama of being in the MIDDLE of everything, especially mid-life.

Michele has had an incredible life and career, working with so many industry giants from Martha Stewart, Peter Horton, and she currently teaches TV writing at Columbia University, too.

In our discussion with Michele, she tells us why she wrote this amazing series, during covid, and how her personal experiences with parents, aging, job changes, and relationships really hits home with anyone who’s seen the series, expected out soon to a streaming service near you, we’re just keeping it under wraps for now! Michele also talks about her Italian upbringing and how it’s played a huge role in her life and on the pages of Middlehood, too.

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Thank you, and please invite your friends to join, too. #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Carolyn Johnson

I love Harlem, have lived there, and have always had a passion for the people, culture, and history there. So naturally, I jumped at the chance to interview Carolyn Johnson, creator of Harlem-Opoly, an exciting board game based on the Harlem Renaissance, which includes some of the famous personalities and landmarks Harlem, from Josephine Baker to the Apollo Theater.

Carolyn is also President and Founder of Welcome to Harlem, focusing on the rich history and cultural diversity of Harlem, and also Harlem Roots, which teaches kids about Harlem’s history. In this clip, we talk about Carolyn’s passion for Harlem, what has encouraged its resurgence, and she gives us a quick history lesson into this fascinating part of NYC.

Please find our full interview with Carolyn on all #DeborahKobyltLIVE video and audio podcast platforms. Please invite your friends to listen, too, and thank you as always for joining us! #DeborahZaraKobylt

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Mark Thompson

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Please welcome to our show Mark Thompson, world-renowned radio personality heard every morning for 25 years on the nationally syndicated Mark and Brian Show originating from KLOS Radio, and Mark joins us to talk about his book, “DON’T BUMP THE RECORD, KID,” and it’s a true inside look into what goes on in the radio biz, both on and off the air!

I’m no stranger to Los Angeles radio, being married to half of the longest-running radio team in the history of radio, John Kobylt of “The John and Ken Show,” and John started reading this book even before I did.

This is more than a personal memoir, Mark’s book offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at morning drive, the celebrities, studio politics, passionate fans, and the incredible live music & comedy bits that pumped life into two and half decades of entertainment. Mark & Brian were indicted into the Radio Hall of Fame as well. As an aside, John and Ken have been twice nominated, can the third time be the charm?

We look forward to our interview with Mark, and hope you’ll join us and listen.

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Deborah Kobylt LIVE: JD Slajchert, author, “Darling, You’re Not Alone.”

This next story is what life, and the holidays, are all about. Meet JD Slajchert, former college athlete and author, “Darling, You’re Not Alone.” The book is based on JD’s life story about a young boy who came to see all of JD’s college basketball games, until one day, the boy got very sick.

What happens after the boy’s illness forever changed JD’s purpose in life, and he writes about it. In fact, the NY Times calls his book, “A Must Read That Will Change Your Life.” We talk with JD about this, and also how one incident in a person’s life can truly change one’s entire direction in life.

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Jake and Angela McFarland

Meet Jake and Angela McFarland, proprietors of Coffee Closet With Barista Jake, and this is NOT your ordinary coffee shop. Jake, who is autistic, opened a coffee cart in his dad’s record store, and the community in Norristown, PA, went bonkers for it.

Fast forward, he and his mom now have their own shop, and employ people with special needs, giving them life-long job and social skills that will serve them long after they leave the coffee shop.

These are two extraordinary people who have given back so much to the community and beyond, and it’s a terrific way to get into the giving spirit for the holidays. Please join me, and invite your friends to, on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE. Thanks for tuning in!

Deborah Kobylt LIVE: Janeshia Adams-Ginyard

Please welcome to our show, Janeshia Adams-Ginyard, an Emmy-nominated actor, stunt woman, speaker, former sports reporter, member of the U.S. Bobsled Team, and oh, plays Nomble in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She was in the first Black Panther, too, and she joins us today on #DeborahKobyltLIVE.

Janeshia says the secret to her success really isn’t a secret at all. This So. Cal native credits her faith, grit, and says it all starts with doing the hard work to make things happen. There’s so many layers to this beautiful woman, and get down with knowing this beautiful lady from the inside out. And oh yeah; didn’t we LOVE her body paint at the latest film premiere. Let’s just say she stole the show.

Thanks for tuning in, invite your friends, send us your questions for Janeshia, too.