Conversations with Calcaterra

Conversations with Calcaterra is about people who are passionate about what they do, whether it be art, business, entertainment, or healing. Real people living extraordinary lives. Names you’ve never heard, stories you’ll never forget.

EP57 – Jimmy Griffin of El Monstero, The Incurables and King of the Hill (Musician) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“El Monstero is the monster truck version of Pink Floyd…It’s as if Pink Floyd had seen a KISS concert before becoming Pink Floyd.” – Jimmy Griffin as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “You’ve got to love to do it (play music) if you want anybody else to be...
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EP56 – Alex Johnmeyer, Henryk Ptasiewicz, Lindsay Wanner, Steven Walden (Artist Panel) EXPLICIT LANGUAGE – Conversations with Calcaterra

“One of my favorite quotes that I have read is your future self is talking shit about you.” – Steven Walden as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “The argument is if Leonardo DaVinci was alive today would he be making film.” – Henryk Ptasiewicz as stated on...
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EP55 – Craig Hawksley (Retired Comedian) EXPLICIT – Conversations with Calcaterra

“If you suck in front of 7000 people it gets mighty quiet…you can imagine how quiet they get if you tell them a bad joke.” – Craig Hawksley as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “I hate to write but I love having to have written…that’s the biggest bunch of crap...
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EP54 – Tim James (Health Coach) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“62% of all bankruptcies in the United States are related to medical bills.” – Tim James as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “You have all the power to turn your health around, to get your energy back…to lose the weight. It’s not some mystical deal. You just...
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EP53 – Adrian Todd Zuniga (Author) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“The idea of starting tomorrow is a lie.” – Adrian Todd Zuniga as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “Do not move to LA unless you have a project.” – Adrian Todd Zuniga as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “I’m not the brightest guy but I’m...
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EP54 – Tim James (Health Coach) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“62% of all bankruptcies in the United States are related to medical bills.” – Tim James as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “You have all the power to turn your health around, to get your energy back…to lose the weight. It’s not some mystical deal. You just...

EP53 – Adrian Todd Zuniga (Author) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“The idea of starting tomorrow is a lie.” – Adrian Todd Zuniga as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “Do not move to LA unless you have a project.” – Adrian Todd Zuniga as stated on Conversations with Calcaterra “I’m not the brightest guy but I’m...

EP52 – Sylvester Chisom (Entrepreneur) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“There’s no shortage of great ideas but you have to match the ideas with execution.” – Sylvester Chisom as said on Conversations with Calcaterra “Tomorrow is the busiest day for everybody.” – Sylvester Chisom as said on Conversations with Calcaterra “You don’t have to...

EP51 – Eric Grossman (Fitness Trainer) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“You heard of people who are farm strong? You start by picking up a calf every day and then at one day you’ll be picking up a cow.” – Eric Grossman “A 1000 mile journey starts with one step.” – Eric Grossman “Eating is one of my joys in life and I’m not going to...

EP49 – Joe Sanfilipo (Entrepreneur) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“You’re only as good as your last meal.” – Joe Sanfilippo “You can’t qualify your life as successful just because of finances.” – Joe Sanfillippo Joe’s career in the restaurant business began at the age of 11 when he filled in at one of his uncle’s restaurants on New...

EP48 – Tony West (Filmmaker) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“A large cross represented a person who had died of cancer and a small cross represented those who were battling cancer. There were way to many crosses out there.” – Tony West “People said you’re a television cameraman, what do you know about nuclear waste. Well I’m...

EP47 – Cardinals Baseball (Themed) – Conversations with Calcaterra

Baseball is as American as apple pie is the old saying and people all over the USA are excited for opening day especially St. Louisans who pride themselves for their sports fandom especially for the beloved Cardinals. Opening day in St. Louis feels like a holiday and...

EP43 – Matt Hodel (Tattoo Artist) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“On working with other people – “I think a lot of times it’s just planting seeds and the weird thing is that just because you have a vision and you see things your way doesn’t mean that when you plant the seed in someone else there going to grow the same tree or...

EP42 – Bernie Siegel (Healer/Author) – Conversations with Calcaterra

This episode is dedicated to Ken Calcaterra Sr. “I believe that we are here to contribute love to the planet each of us in our own way.” – Bernie Siegel “Mother Theresa said that she would not attend an antiwar rally, and the people who invited her were very upset,...

EP38 – Connor Weinstein (Musician) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“Music along with love is probably the most powerful force in the universe and I think it has the power to change lives!!!” – Connor Weinstein (Singer/Guitarist) – Next Door to the Moon “The most meaningful aspect of being a musician is making an emotional connection...

EP37 – Shane Presley (Podcaster) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“The theory behind it all is to shine a light on the St. Louis music scene. I’m of the mentality that if one succeeds we all benefit.” – Shane Presley – Rock Paper Podcast “People hit me up all the time…how do I do a podcast? I want to do it and I’m like, do it! Grab...

EP30 – Corey Stulce – (Author) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“I definitely wanted it to be not just a glossy Hollywood tale but to have some drama.” – Corey Stulce on “The Union of the State” What is the current Union of the State? Do you even know who the State are? If not then you should definitely tune in to learn why author...

EP26 – Coco Vinny – (Entreprenuer) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“Every setback is a setup for a comeback” – Coco Vinny (Vincent Zaldivar) We live in a world where sustainable is the current buzzword but how many businesses are living up to the hype they are promoting? This can tricky to quantify but Ken’s conversation with the...

EP24 – Eric Betz – (Yogi) – Conversations with Calcaterra

What does it take to perform a handstand? For Eric Betz it took 180 days of practice and he continues to perfect it although to onlookers he makes it look easy. Eric began practicing Yoga after a car accident kept him from the gym, his sanctuary. The life altering...

EP23 – Rico Anderson – (Actor) – Conversations with Calcaterra

Who is the guy in that thing? In this episode it’s Rico Anderson a Los Angeles based character actor who wasn’t in the documentary “That Guy…Who Was in That Thing,” but is one of those guys who has been in many things including a pilot episode for a Star Trek show...

EP20 – Adam Huber – (Parodist) – Conversations with Calcaterra

A parody is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation. It is the preferred art form of Adam Huber, independent filmmaker and founder of the popular...

EP19 – Alan Carter – (Healer) – Conversations with Calcaterra

Alan Carter is a man of many talents with a lifetime of experience as a martial artist, police officer and most passionately as an herbalist. Ken speaks with Alan about herbal tinctures and his time in Bosnia where the French speaking Belgian Army played a prank on...

EP18 – Tyler Russell (Filmmaker) – Conversations with Calcaterra

Writing a feature film is not an easy task and making one especially with limited resources is improbable but Tyler Russell and his team of passionate visual storytellers have accomplished this with their tale of a reluctant dog track owner trying to outrun his...

EP17 – St. Louis Blues – (Themed) – Conversations

When you hear the opening music you’ll know artist Steve Walden is studio…we do what we can on a tight budget. The St. Louis Blues are on a historic run to raise Lord Stanley’s Cup and what better way to celebrate then a discussion with the patriarch...

EP02 – John Vlasich (Healer) – Conversations with Calcaterra

Air Force veteran John Vlasich has been practicing the healing arts for over 24 years. He discovered the magic of Shamanism while dealing with alcoholism and has since become a Reiki master, EFT practitioner and Chigong healer. He puts these modalities together to...

EP01 – Ben Wilson (Musician) – Conversations with Calcaterra

Ben Wilson is an “alternative folk” singer/songwriter based out of Nashville, TN. Ken and Ben discuss Ben’s latest album Wilson, the prolific storytelling which he channels through his music, and his various charity endeavors. Ben grew up listening...