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.

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...
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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...
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EP36 – Tony Rehagen (Writer – Journalist) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“Life is collecting experiences and that’s literally my job!” – Tony Rehagen – Journalist “I think that the definition of success is when work becomes fun and a lot of people never get to experience that. I feel extremely fortunate that I have.” – Tony Rehagen...
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EP35 – Ryan Gaughan (Educator – Musician) – Conversations with Calcaterra

“If you want to build a fan base do it by caring about that fanbase!” – Ryan Gaughan, Among Criminals – La Capitana “Holding yourself accountable to other people is the best muscle to start holding yourself accountable! – Ryan Gaughan, Among Criminals – La Capitana...
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EP34 – Jimmy Buckets Tribute – EXPLICIT – (Musicians)- Conversations with Calcaterra

Art is one’s legacy. When we create art a piece of our soul is infused in the work and when we leave this planet it remains for others to cherish our energy. Jimmy Smith affectionately known as Jimmy Buckets based on his prowess behind a drum kit (and sometimes...
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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...