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Host Doug Dahlgren

Georgia author, Doug Dahlgren, is an experienced interviewer with his own unique style. Having nine novels to his credit gives him credibility with other writers and his manner offers them a chance to relax and tell you, the reader, about their work. Doug’s books, six of which are a popular series known as The SON Series, are available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle version as well as through most places where books are sold. You can also learn more about his books through his web page: www.dougdahgren.com. Join Doug Fridays at 11am to meet authors, artists, and other interesting people you may not know yet. Interested in being a guest?

Contact Doug at doug@dougdahlgren.com for details.
 

The Son Rising

Now available as an Audio Book

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The Traveler

Everything You Need to Know about Audio Books

(Provided you know almost nothing now!)

Let’s take a look at audio books. What they are, how they’re made, are they just for blind people?

Are you a writer? Thinking about doing it yourself? Or wondering how to get started?


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June 14, 2024 Show

A Conversation with Tim Purcell

An encore presentation of a talk with the founder of Foxes and Fossils.

Big things happening with the band in the last few weeks.

Over 100,000,000 views of their videos on YouTube. A new release of a video from the Reunion Concert.

Great stuff all around. What better time to have a sit down conversation with the front man of this amazing group?

 

June 7, 2024 Show

Johnny Pike
Drummer w/ Foxes and Fossils


As we work our way through the members of what is commonly known as, "The Best Cover Band" in the world, we welcome the power plant of the group, the drummer and pace setter, Mr. Johnny Pike. Johnny has been with the band since early on and we will ask him about those days, the people, and the music that spawned a legend. The band is fast approaching ONE HUNDRED MILLION views of their videos on Youtube. That's not a misprint...the number is One Hundred Million! Join myself and Johnny Pike for a fun hour of discussion.

May 31, 2024 Show

Toby Ruckert Guitarist

From our March 3rd vault.... I'm very pleased to have Toby with us this hour. A journeyman musician and premier Guitar Player.

Toby has been with the group known as the "Best Cover Band in the World" by many qualified to make the claim. Foxes and Fossils will soon mark their fourteenth anniversary of what is now their classic performance of "Suite Judy Blue Eyes." The years since have brought many more hits with covers from varying spectrums of the music business. Toby will sit down with us for the hour and talk about his on-going association with this super group.

May 24, 2024 Show

Mary Marvella Barfield

Author, Editor, Writing Coach, and Retired Language Arts teacher.

Mary has a desire to help writers get their stories out. With her years of training and experience, she has assisted over 40 authors to successfully publish nearly 80 books.  Comfortable working in many genre's, Mary has written Suspense Romance, Women's fiction, Pure Suspense, and Light Erotic Romance while helping authors with Space Adventures, How to Books, and Memoirs.  Join us for a discussion of how editors and writing coaches can make an author's work worth their while.

www.MaryMarvella.com

May 17, 2024 Show

Everything You Need to Know about Audio Books

(Provided you know almost nothing now!)

Let's take a look at audio books. What they are, how they're made, are they just for blind people?

I and my narrator, Ed Waldorph, have finished up my six book series known as The SON.

It's been a bunch of work and I've learned a great deal about this medium and the process that makes it work.

Are you a writer? Think about doing it yourself? Or wondering how to get started?

Why should I care, I like to read?  We'll spend most of the hour looking at these questions and others.

May 10, 2024 Show

Author Jonathan Gould

An Encore from over eight years ago, when Jonathan took time to visit The Doug Dahlgren Show for an hour-long discussion of his latest biographical work, "Otis Redding, An Unfinished Life."

Known internationally for his in-depth research and attention to detail, Gould first came into prominence in 2007 with "Can't Buy Me Love," a book called, "everything you'd ever want to know" about the Beatles. The author worked with Otis' widow, Zelma and others to capture the man who was, the King of Soul.

Jonathan joins Doug for a conversation.

May 3, 2024 Show

A Conversation with Tim Purcell


Big things happening with the Foxes and Fossils in the last few weeks.

Over 100,000,000 views of their videos on YouTube. A new release of a video from the Reunion Concert.

Great stuff all around.

What better time to have a sit down conversation with the front man of this amazing group?

Join me for a Conversation with Tim Purcell.
 

April 26, 2024 Show

Author Paul F. Caranci

From just over a year ago, please enjoy this encore :

A student of history, our guest has written fourteen books, some based in religion, some on politics. All with in-depth research and experience. His latest is a biography. Not of one individual or even two or more, but it's the story of a phenomenon. A group of people with talents born from years of experience, joined by young people with talents beyond their years, to make music. The group calls themselves The Foxes and Fossils and if you don't know about them, you will want to. Like many other instantaneous fans, Paul Caranci heard them and loved what they do. Then, he was drawn to write about them. The book, "Ear Candy", co-authored by band member, Sammie Purcell, is not just about musicians and their music. It's about the personalities, fans and the phenomenon that continues to grow, years after that first concert at a pizza shop.

Paul joins me to share his insights on why this book was a must do item for him. We think you'll agree.

 

April 19, 2024 Show

Author: Rev. Jimmy Deas


This week Rev. Jimmy Deas of North Florida will return as our guest to talk about his latest book, "Ripples".

The story centers on the beach town of Dorado Beach, Fla. and primarily four residences of the town.

Their collective actions and the Ripples from them, have effect on each in different ways.

Toss a rock into a pond if you need inspiration, then tune in and enjoy the conversation with Jimmy Deas.

 

April 12, 2024 Show

Southern Author
David Butler



David Butler has released his fifth book, a novella titled, "Home For the Holidays in the Deep South."

A willfully, heartwarming tale of what "home" can and should mean to all of us.

A daughter comes home for an extended "visit" to help out after her Dad died. While there, she reacquaints with a dear friend from the past.

David tells us why this story at this time and we will also revisit some of his other novels while we have him.
 

April 5, 2024 Show

Andrea Cassell

Our guest, originally here back in August of 2020, is a native Floridian with a resume' that goes from beauty queen, to TV Host, to NFL Cheerleader ( at a very special time ! ), to singer with a traveling rock band, and much more. After talking to her, I dare say she is most proud of her role as a teacher for Special Ed Kids. Andrea was raised in south Florida, went to college in North Carolina, married and moved to Wichita, Kansas where she taught for several years. She and her husband raised a family and along the way they were adopted by Kibby, their miniature Labradoodle. Kibby would become the emphasis for Andrea's children's book. Each of which has won The Golden MOM Choice Award of excellence. Her books are entertaining and, as you might imagine, offer lessons to kids on subjects meaningful and universal.

Join me and Andrea for a discussion of her books and details about how they came to be. She brings all three of these award winning works to the show.

www.andreacassell.com

March 29, 2024 Show

Jedwin Smith  From June of 2019

Twice nominated for the Pulitzer prize for work as a correspondent during the Vietnam War, Jedwin takes on an even older conflict. In 2017, Jedwin took a trip to The Holy land to seek answers. He met Philip Haney, the first of many knowledgeable authorities on the region. He learned much about this small strip of land, prophesized in the Bible and finally founded in 1948. A land that comes with a promise from God that many are bound to undo. Jedwin brings his latest work, based on that trip, "I AM ISRAEL – Lions and Lambs of the Land," to our program. Jedwin will be here to discuss this important book and hopefully help us understand what's going on over there, and why.

www.jedwinsmith.com

March 22, 2024 Show

Johnny Pike
Drummer w/ Foxes and Fossils


As we work our way through the members of what is commonly known as, "The Best Cover Band" in the world, we welcome the power plant of the group, the drummer and pace setter, Mr. Johnny Pike.  Johnny has been with the band since early on and we will ask him about those days, the people, and the music that spawned a legend.  The band is fast approaching ONE HUNDRED MILLION views of their videos on Youtube.  That's not a misprint...the number is One Hundred Million!  Join myself and Johnny Pike for a fun hour of discussion.

 

March 15, 2024 Show

Doug Speaks to a Writer's Group

I love doing the interview programs and have met hundreds of terrific people through this program. However, I also enjoy speaking to groups, mainly writers or readers as it may be, and would love to meet with your group in the near future.  This is a recording of a talk I gave to a writer's group on St. Simon's Island, Georgia a few years ago. I picked it, frankly, because someone RECORDED it and shared that with me. It's way harder to share ones that weren't recorded! While the subject is writing and dealing with critics, I believe you could apply this to other issues we run into. Give it a listen and see what you think.

Oh...check out my books on Amazon.com or email me: doug@dougdahlgren.com Thanks.

March 8, 2024 Show

Toby Ruckert Guitarist

Very pleased to have Toby with us this hour. A journeyman musician and premier Guitar Player (the caps are on purpose)

Toby has been with the group known as the "Best Cover Band in the World" by many qualified to make the claim. Foxes and Fossils will soon mark their fourteenth anniversary of what is now their classic performance of "Suite Judy Blue Eyes." The years since have brought many more hits with covers from varying spectrums of the music business. Toby will sit down with us for the hour and talk about his on-going association with this super group.
 

March 1, 2024 Show

Richard Judy   Author and Outdoorsman

Nearly six years ago we met Richard Judy and heard his tremendous story of hiking the Appalachian Trail. The 2,184 mile footpath between Georgia and Maine, which many have hiked the total length or parts of it. Some started and lost to the elements, or just the rigors of the trail itself. Those who complete the journey make up a brotherhood who love every step it took to make it THRU. Richard Judy first hiked southbound, in 1973. A journey that inspired a dream he held for years. To capture in words, the essence of this great American adventure for others. He completed that dream in 2014 with the publication of his novel, "THRU An Appalachian Trail Love Story." That book was recognized with his nomination as Georgia Author of the Year in 2015. Still a hiker and trail advocate, Richard and his children hike portions on his beloved pathway when they can.  He brought his novel to our program for discussion.

 

February 23, 2024 Show

Emory Jones   Author and Playwright

Emory has been a guest so many times, he has his own parking space. But we're not jealous, he always brings a great new book or a play to talk about.  Today is no different!  Emory Jones has a brand- new children's book, "Cunningham, Biscuit, and the Ghost of Captain Nichols."   There's a mystery a foot at the Hardman Farm. A special earring has gone missing and the owner suspects our heroes.  Beautifully illustrated and complete with Emory's wit and wisdom, the story is one you'll want for your kids...or grandkids, as it may be.

www.emoryjones.com

February 16, 2024 Show

Christopher Riordan

One of the earlier programs we did here was in September of 2014.

A friend introduced me to actor, Christopher Riordan and he graciously allowed me to have him on the show.

You say, his name doesn't quite 'ring a bell,' with you....It will.

Enjoy this interview with one of the Hollywood insiders of his day.

 

February 9, 2024 Show

Outdoorsman and author, Duncan Dobie

We first met Duncan Dobie back in 2017. If you missed it...here's another chance for you. A full-time outdoor writer and photographer for more than 30 years. He is one of America's best-known whitetail authors. His stories and photographs have appeared in numerous books, magazines and newspapers across the country. He was a regular contributor to North American Whitetail magazine for more than 25 years. Duncan bring his book about the man who was the most famous forest ranger to never wear a uniform. The man who brought white-tailed deer back to the North Georgia Mountains. Ranger Arthur Woody was a larger-than-life character who dedicated his life to helping others in his community during the very difficult economic times of the Great Depression. Join Duncan and myself, for a great discussion of the man, the legend, and Duncan Dobie's great new book: Arthur Woody and The Legend of the Barefoot Ranger.

 

February 2, 2024 Show

 

Author J. L. Robb

 

 

Jerry Robb has a very successful series of seven books he calls "The END : The BOOK."

 

It's a modern day look at the Bible's last chapter, Revelations.

 

Jerry recalled many Biblical warnings about current situations that he wrote about while doing the series.

 

He comes on the show to discuss those warnings and how they mesh with today's news.

 

www.the-end-the-book-the-series.com

January 26, 2024 Show

Happy New Year..Yeah, Right!

Doug Dahlgren

Well, we made it to 2024.

Let's take a look at where we are and where we're headed.

Sit back and relax. I'll do the driving.

It's an hour that ain't Memorex. It's ME!

 

January 19, 2024 Show

Cal Duke

From June of 2020, we revisit a show with a message for all of us.

This guy is a friend of mine and is a Publisher, Song Writer, and Author. He starting life looking straight up and followed his dreams of music and promotion while developing his idea for a new class of publishing. Over four award winning decades he became the publisher of 541 full-color magazines for 68 diverse communities, primarily in Georgia and Alabama. This effort took up to 80 hours a week for years on end, logging over two million road miles, collecting long lists of friends, and years of memories.  What was left to do except write a memoir? And that, he did.
"Keep on Smilin'" could be described as American Graffiti with a side of grits. Where were you, in 62'. Or 72' or 82'. This book will stir your memories as Cal talks about his. Join us on March 23rd and we'll let Cal explain it all to us.

http://www.caldukepublishing.com/ 

 

January 12, 2024 Show

Darwin Conort

We had the pleasure to speak with this local, Atlanta talent almost a year ago. Lifelong rock guitarist and music lover, Darwin Conort has played with several Atlanta area bands over the years. But in 2010, he teamed up with a friend, one he'd known and played music with from childhood, to form a group of mature veterans and a couple of young singing talents. They did a one-off show at a Pizza joint which was recorded, as a favor, by a family friend. Years later, one song from that recording literally exploded on YouTube. This past December, the group gathered for a "reunion" performance that packed the house, for both shows, with fans from across the country... and further.  Join your host, Doug Dahlgren, as he talks with Darwin Conort about his life, his music, and the phenomenon cover band he is a major part of.

January 5, 2024 Show

Mary Anne Edwards

I present for you, this morning, another encore of a great show introducing a great writer.
Texas born and Georgia raised, Mary Anne Edwards is life-long fan of great mystery writers like Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters. According to her, their voices rang in her head with ideas for mysteries of her own. Her mama instilled in her the love of books and writing. She grew up thinking it was normal to have your nose in a book and a pen in your hand. A few years ago she gave in to those voices and tackled the task of bringing a new character to the pages of a novel. Detective Charlie McClung sprang forth and in short order has entertained Mary Anne's readers in five novels. She brings her third Charlie McClung novel, "Criminal Kind", to our show for discussion. This program was originally recorded in 2018...enjoy.

www.maryanneedwards.com

December 29, 2023 Show

Author John Anthony Miller


With seven books already published and three more on the way, John Anthony Miller is what we call a "prolific writer." His stories mostly live in that era around WWII. He brings one such novel to us for discussion.  "For Those Who Dare" is set in Berlin, Germany, in 1961. While not directly of the war years, it certainly is a story of courage from events of that time.  A young East Berliner wants out. She posts a sign toward the West saying only, "Help Me."  A true, page turning, thriller, John's book is rich with detailed characters and places of that terrible time and place.  Join us to learn more about a book you'll want for your own library. His books are available on Amazon.com
 

December 22, 2023 Show

Doug's Trip to interview Santa


What is becoming an ArtistFirst Tradition, we offer once again, Doug's trip to the North Pole to interview Santa.

The cast is family, ArtistFirst staff and other friends from a few years back.

Sit back, pull the young ones up close and enjoy this fanciful adventure made possible through the "magic" of radio.

Oh...Merry Christmas, everyone !!!

December 15, 2023 Show

Emory Jones

Author and Playwright

It's been six years, but it's worth repeating. North Georgia's favorite storyteller was working on his second play from a book he'd written.

In this case, it was a chicken or egg situation as to which came first. Emory's first play, The Valley Where They Danced, sparked interest in more live action from Emory so he choose a story close to his heart.

Join us as he tells about adapting novels into stage plays and this newest one in particular.

December 8, 2023 Show

 

Doug Dahlgren – In My Opinion

 

There's a bunch of stuff that's gone on, or continues, since we last talked.

 

And BTW...you can participate by email to doug@dougdahlgren.com

 

I need to express myself about a few items, you can agree or not.

 

We're in a mess, mainly because we are so divided.

 

Give me a listen, let me know what you think...good or bad.

 

Our country is at stake in all this...

 

If you don't believe that, well, I can't help you.

 

December 1, 2023 Show

Your Host Doug Dahlgren

Holiday gift giving season is upon us and I want to be a little self-serving here, if I may.

No politics or stuff like that. Just some info about my books and why I believe those on your lists would enjoy them.  There are six in the series we call, "The SON Series" and they are fast, fun, adventures with old fashioned
"Good Guys" and "Bad Guys."

Two others are stand alone thrillers and the latest, "The Traveler", reunites characters from the series. I call 'em plausible fiction, meaning the stories haven't happened...but they could.

So...sit back, relax and listen up. All the books are available through Amazon.com in Paperback and Kindle...or through Audible in audio format. Thanks for being listeners and have a great holiday season, from me, and everyone with the show.

 

November 24, 2023 Show

Donna Dahlgren

Producer – The Doug Dahlgren Show


An encore from 2019, takes us back to our meeting with the real brains behind this outfit.

Avid reader and excellent judge of material, Donna Dahlgren will share her love of reading and it's beginnings. We'll talk about her role as "the Producer" of The Doug Dahlgren Show on ArtistFirst Radio, and the writers we have met through the years.  Maybe no favorites mentioned, we'll see, but we'll discuss how she stays ahead of the show's schedule, supplying me with critical information about the every book I discuss on the show.  It's no easy task, but Donna handles it, and me, expertly. She even has an opinion about self-published versus major house publishing errors!
Join us won't you...

 

November 17, 2023 Show

Author Henry Duggan

Tonight we ride on the "way-back" machine to June of 2014. We spoke with a former bank Vice President, outdoorsman, history buff and author, who researched and shared with the world, a story of adventure, courage, and lost gold. "Silver's Odyssey" is that story.

Please enjoy, once again, my talk with the author, Henry C. Duggan III.

 

November 10, 2023 Show 

 

Doug Dahlgren

This encore presentation from, three plus years ago, is still relevant; as are the stories in my novels. I shared about the books, why they are important to me and why I think you'd enjoy them.


I also talk about this program and what we usually do this hour every week.  It may be a repeat, but it's not a waste of time...good info here, so listen up !!

Thanks for being there and let us hear from you.  

 

doug@dougdahlgren.com

 

November 3, 2023 Show

Children's Author Andrea Cassell

Our guest, originally here back in August of 2020, is a native Floridian with a resume' that goes from beauty queen, to TV Host, to NFL Cheerleader ( at a very special time ! ), to singer with a traveling rock band, and much more. After talking to her, I dare say she is most proud of her role as a teacher for Special Ed Kids. Andrea was raised in south Florida, went to college in North Carolina, married and moved to Wichita, Kansas where she taught for several  years. She and her husband raised a family and along the way they were adopted by Kibby, their miniature Labradoodle. Kibby would become the emphasis for Andrea's children's book. Each of which has won The Golden MOM Choice Award of excellence. Her books are entertaining and, as you might imagine, offer lessons to kids on subjects meaningful and universal.

Join me and Andrea for a discussion of her books and details about how they came to be. She brings all three of these award winning works to the show.

www.andreacassell.com

October 27, 2023 Show

Musical Artist

Lee Silver


Bringing us his new, debut recording and links to the I-Tunes video, Lee Silver will be with us.

New to the industry but having been around the business for years, Lee brings a fresh twist to an old standard.

He'll discuss why and how this all came to be and perhaps what's in store for the future.

Join us, won't you?

October 20, 2023 Show

David Butler

David Butler released his forth novel a couple of years ago, based on life, and death, "way down upon the Suwannee River."  "Echo on the Suwannee" follows "Ellaville" and "Signal Six" with a mystery set in rural North Florida.  A cry for "help" carries along the water and spurs a man into action. As we know, action also bring consequences.  And with those, David also brings back many familiar characters while introducing us to a couple of new ones.  Join us for a discussion of his latest book. He'll throw in some of his life's experiences, that make David's work so compelling.

See you there....

October 13, 2023 Show

Award Winning Author and Journalist,

Jedwin Smith


From June of 2019

Twice nominated for the Pulitzer prize for work as a correspondent during the Vietnam War, Jedwin takes on an even older conflict. In 2017, Jedwin took a trip to The Holy land to seek answers. He met Philip Haney, the first of many knowledgeable authorities on the region.  He learned much about this small strip of land, prophesized in the Bible and finally founded in 1948. A land that comes with a promise from God that many are bound to undo. Jedwin brings his latest work, based on that trip, "I AM ISRAEL – Lions and Lambs of the Land," to our program.  Jedwin will be here to discuss this important book and hopefully help us understand what's going on over there, and why.

www.jedwinsmith.com

October 6, 2023 Show

Author Chad Boles

Truth has no expiration date and this encore from 2018 features a book with that distinction.
Atlanta Financial Advisor, Chad Boles, wrote an exciting novel with a warning signal for metropolitan areas across the country. In this world, Mass Transit Taxes, Sports Stadiums, and unfunded pensions are steered toward a collision with default by corrupt politicians.  This novel uncovers the "Blinded Authority" that can lead to a Great Financial Recession. Characters you may not know, but certainly know of, are exposed by their double dealing ways and a societal meltdown that nobody saw coming. The loss of control takes the reader on a wild thrill ride of mistakes, corruption and financial chaos. Chad Boles comes from the world of confusing headlines and challenging markets. His understanding of the financial marketplace offers his readers insight into that dangerous territory through an exciting novel. A subject you thought you weren't interested in...until you start learning about "Blinded Authority."

 

September 29, 2023 Show

Grace Hawthorne

Join us for a trip on the "Way-Back Machine" for an interesting discussion with Grace Hawthorne.

A journeyman writer, Grace describes her research and confirmation of the plot and characters.

Her first novel, Shorter's Way, is the main subject.

 

September 22, 2023 Show

Host and Author Doug Dahlgren

Doug offers his insights and experience on becoming a writer.

What should you look for? What should you expect?

Can anyone do it?

Questions you'll run into anyway...why not hear about them ahead of time?

Doug has nine action fiction novels available and he's learned more with each one.

Join us!

 

September 15, 2023 Show

Author Susan Lindsley

Just over three years ago, we spoke with author Susan Lindsley about the work.

Her novel, "When Darkness Fell" won a Next Generation Book Award in 2016. Soon after receiving her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Mercer University, Susan began her writing career as a reporter for the Macon News. She wrote feature articles as well as news items. Her interest in writing had begun well before then, back in grammar school where she also loved her study of biology. She wrote professionally at the Macon News (a daily), the Raytheon Manufacturing Co., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Research Laboratory of Electronics), and at the Centers for Disease Control. At MIT, she wrote and edited the first paper on laser beams and the first on telemetry. She had an article published in The Georgia Journal about a famed Atlanta writer, "Margaret Mitchell: A Portrait" (February/March 1983). Her interests run from Wildlife to Politics and she has written about all.

http://www.yesterplace.com/
 
 

September 8, 2023 Show

Author Fran Stewart

Award winning author Fran Stewart, offers a new book born from her newest hobby.

BeesKnees #1 A Beekeeping Memoir is the start of a new series that will keep her fans and new readers in stitches. 

Fran is best known for her award winning series, The ScottShop Mysteries and The Biscuit McKee Series, Fran has written and instructed writers for years.  Her classes on Memoir Writing have been a hit in the North Georgia area.

Join us as Fran brings book #1 of this new series to our show.

BeesKnees #1 : A Beekeeping Memoir

www.franstewart.com

September 1, 2023 Show

Author John Anthony Miller

Looking back at a show from 2 1/2 years ago, when we met John Anthony Miller.

John is what we call a "prolific writer." With seven books already published and three more on the way, his stories mostly live in that era around WWII.

He brings one such novel to us for discussion.

"For Those Who Dare" is set in Berlin, Germany, in 1961. While not directly of the war years, it certainly is a story of courage from events of that time.

A young East Berliner wants out. She posts a sign toward the West saying only, "Help Me."

A true, page-turning, thriller, John's book is rich with detailed characters and places of that terrible time and place.

Join us to learn more about a book you'll want for your own library.

August 25, 2023 Show

Author Alex Walker

An encore from 2018 when we sat down with this historical author.

Alex Walker is an experienced author and historian. He has a 28 chapter historical documentary, "From Our Past", and other magazine articles as tune ups, Alex started his hugely successful series, "Toltec", with the book of that same name. Mixing history with science fiction, fact with speculation, these novels are exciting page turners.  The series began with "Toltec", followed by "Cuzco", "Zenox", and now "Runes."  Alex comes back to our program to talk about the latest of the series and the books in between.  Join us for a great conversation.

https://alexwalkerauthor.com

 August 18, 2023 Show

Allen Price

Retired businessman, Allen Price, like many of us in this country, has some concerns.

He's stepping up to the microphone to share some of those with us.

I'm betting you may feel the same on a bunch of 'em.

Join Allen and myself for a heartfelt discussion and as always, your input is welcome.

Email at : doug@dougdahlgren.com

 

August 11, 2023 Show

So....you want to be a writer, huh?

Lots of folk will gladly "sell" you their opinion on how to write like they do.

Some of them might even be good at it. Most wish they were.

But even should they be "great authors" and you learn how to be "just like them,"

That's all you'll have...being just like them.

If I may, I offer... What should you look for, and what should you expect?

Questions, from three years ago, that you'll run into anyway...

 

If you're going to write, why not hear about them ahead of time?

 

August 4, 2023 Show

Doug and Zman of ArtistFirst Radio

It's been a few weeks and things are even stranger than before.

Our 2024 Election ( if we have one ) could be between two cell blocks.

Our country still manages to look at facts differently, if at all, so...

Scott, the Z-Man, and I shall straighten the curves and smooth out the bumps.

As we always do...we invite your participation, two ways:

doug@dougdahlgren.com  or dj@artistfirst.com

 

July 28, 2023 Show

Outdoorsman and author, Duncan Dobie

We first met Duncan Dobie back in 2017. If you missed it...here's another chance for you. A full-time outdoor writer and photographer for more than 30 years. He is one of America's best-known whitetail authors. His stories and photographs have appeared in numerous books, magazines and newspapers across the country. He was a regular contributor to North American Whitetail magazine for more than 25 years. Duncan bring his book about the man who was the most famous forest ranger to never wear a uniform. The man who brought white-tailed deer back to the North Georgia Mountains. Ranger Arthur Woody was a larger-than-life character who dedicated his life to helping others in his community during the very difficult economic times of the Great Depression. Join Duncan and myself, for a great discussion of the man, the legend, and Duncan Dobie's great new book: Arthur Woody and The Legend of the Barefoot Ranger.

 

July 21, 2023 Show

Mary Anne Edwards

Time flies in the writing business. It's been five years since we introduced you to Mary Anne Edwards. Time to remind you about her work.

Texas born and Georgia raised, she is life-long fan of great mystery writers like Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters. According to her, their voices rang in her head with ideas for mysteries of her own. Her mama instilled in her the love of books and writing. She grew up thinking it was normal to have your nose in a book and a pen in your hand. A few years ago she gave in to those voices and tackled the task of bringing a new character to the pages of a novel. Detective Charlie McClung sprang forth and in short order has entertained Mary Anne's readers in five novels. She brings her third Charlie McClung novel, "Criminal Kind", to our show for discussion.

www.maryanneedwards.com

 

July 14, 2023 Show

Special Guest: Christopher Riordan

One of the earlier programs we did here was in September of 2014.
A friend introduced me to actor, Christopher Riordan and he graciously allowed me to have him on the show.
You say, his name doesn't quite 'ring a bell,' with you....

It will.

Enjoy this interview with one of the Hollywood insiders of his day.

July 7, 2023 Show

Dr. Wesley Britton

I'm proud to introduced you folks to an extremely talented, writer, teacher, and talk show host who is joining our ranks, here, at ArtistFirst Radio.

Dr. Wesley Britton will be with me at 11am and then is new program, FlashBack, will be at noon, eastern time.

You're gonna like this guy and love his guests!

June 30, 2023 Show

Doug and Scott share View Points, part Deux

There just wasn't enough time to solve it all last week.

"To Protect the American people"
That's what we hear from both sides.... if politics is still binary...who knows?
It seems that what's "best" is a real matter of opinion.
Doug and Scott look at a few other current events and what impact they may still be having.
Seat belt time, for sure...

June 24, 2023 Show

 

Doug and Scott share View Points

 

"To Protect the American people"

That's what we hear from both sides.... if politics is still binary...who knows?

It seems that what's "best" is a real matter of opinion.

Doug and Scott look at a few current events and what impact they may be having.

Seat belt time, for sure...

 

June 16, 2023 Show

Darwin Conort

Lifelong rock guitarist and music lover, Darwin Conort has played with several Atlanta area bands over the years. But in 2010, he teamed up with a friend, one he'd known and played music with from childhood, to form a group of mature veterans and a couple of young singing talents. They did a one-off show at a Pizza joint which was recorded, as a favor, by a family friend. Years later, one song from that recording literally exploded on YouTube. This past December, the group gathered for a "reunion" performance that packed the house, for both shows, with fans from across the country... and further.
Join your host, Doug Dahlgren, as he talks with Darwin Conort about his life, his music, and the phenomenon cover band he is a major part of.

June 8, 2023 Show

Author Gerald Gillis

Some books, and the shows about them, can be considered timeless. Such is the story of Dave Paige, a hard working pawn in the corporate world.

Our "Way-Back" machine allows us to revisit a conversation we had with author, Gerald Gillis, back in April of 2014. His book, Dare Not Blink, was fresh and new then. Some nine years later, the story is still fresh to those who work in the world Gerald describes.

It's an oldie, but a dang goodie......enjoy this encore presentation of the introduction of author Gerald Gillis.

Dare Not Blink...it's still worth your time. www.geraldgillis.com

June 1, 2023 Show

Author and Playwright Emory Jones

Emory has a great couple of weekends coming up, with six presentations of his newest play, "Valley Voices," at the Hardman Farm in Helen, Georgia.

To celebrate this and Emory's work in general...we offer this encore of a program from a couple years ago.

Emory spoke with us about the play, "It's About Time," based on his book, "Zippin Through Georgia", which was co-authored be Ludlow Porch.

Info about the new play in right up front and in the commercial break...so...listen up and go have a big time!

 

May 26, 2023 Show

Author Paul F. Caranci

There are times when truth is more shocking than fiction. This story ranks with the best of those.

A man seeks to serve his home town by running for city council.

When he finally gets there, he soon learns how the gears of progress are greased.

The situation becomes so bad, our author is forced into action.

Confiding in the FBI and becoming an undercover informant, "Wired" for sound and video.

www.paulcaranci.com

May 19, 2023 Show

Michael W. Paul

Author Michael W. Paul first brought us his memoir of growing up in Colorado. That was back in 2013.

"The Bridge Over Cedar Creek."

Fans have asking for more and Mike has finally released a new novel, an historical fiction story, centered on this country's Greatest Generation. "Wild Horse – The Gods Await," take the reader back to 1943 at an airfield in England, where young men with more courage than good sense, fly missions to defeat The Nazi Scourge. Their weapon is the B-17 Flying Fortress. The story is gripping and filled with insights only a fellow pilot could share. Join us for a discussion on this new novel you'll want for your library.

May 12, 2023 Show

Doug Dahlgren

As the World Turns, so they say.

Bad keeps going to worse.

Been tempted to speak out for several weeks, I kept quiet.

With full knowledge it won't do any good, here goes.

Tucker is off the air, The FBI is in full cover-up mode, and other than that,

Stuff's just fine.

Hope you'll tune in.

 

May 5, 2023 Show

Author Paul F. Caranci

This is an exciting week for the Foxes and Fossils Fans. The pay-per-view streaming of their December, Reunion Concert starts TODAY (May 5th at noon). It's may seem soon but why not hear about the book our author wrote about them, right up to start time? Like many other instantaneous fans, Paul Caranci heard this group, by accident and loved what they do. Then, he was drawn to write about them. The book, "Ear Candy", co-authored by band member, Sammie Purcell, is not just about musicians and their music. It's about the personalities, fans and the phenomenon that continues to grow, years after that first concert at a pizza shop. Join us again, to share his insights on why this book was a must do item for him....and enjoy your weekend of Great Covers by The Foxes and Fossils.

 

April 29, 2023 Show

Author Kimber Silver

A small town in Kansas has had it’s first homicide in years. The victim’s granddaughter, a former resident, roars into town to find out what happened.

This is the set up for a new mystery novel by first time author, Kimber Silver, who is not completely unknown. Her social media posts have already earned her quite a following.

There are twists and turns, and as the best stories usually have, some revealing background and history to be uncovered.

Kinsley Rhodes is a force to reckoned with and the Sheriff must work quickly to solve the murder at hand and prevent another.

“Broken Rhodes” is the novel. The author, Kimber Silver, joined in discussion with me on Nov. 4th of last year.

https://kimbersilver.com/ 

 

April 21, 2023 Show

Author Paul F. Caranci

A student of history, our guest has written fourteen books, some based in religion, some on politics. All with in-depth research and experience.  His latest is a biography. Not of one individual or even two or more, but it’s the story of a phenomenon.  A group of people with talents born from years of experience, joined by young people with talents beyond their years, to make music.  The group calls themselves The Foxes and Fossils and if you don’t know about them, you will want to.  Like many other instantaneous fans, Paul Caranci heard them and loved what they do.  Then, he was drawn to write about them.  The book, “Ear Candy”, co-authored by band member, Sammie Purcell, is not just about musicians and their music.  It’s about the personalities, fans and the phenomenon that continues to grow, years after that first concert at a pizza shop.  Paul joins me to share his insights on why this book was a must do item for him. We think you’ll agree.
 

April 13, 2023 Show

So….you want to be a writer, huh?

Lots of folk will gladly “sell” you their opinion on how to write like they do.

Some of them might even be good at it. Most wish they were.

But even should they be “great authors” and you learn how to be “just like them,”

That’s all you’ll have…being just like them.

If I may, I offer… What should you look for, and what should you expect?

Questions, from three years ago, that you’ll run into anyway…

If you’re going to write, why not hear about them ahead of time?

doug@dougdahlgren.com
 

April 7, 2023 Show

Richard Judy

Author and Outdoorsman

Nearly five years ago we met Richard Judy and heard his tremendous story of hiking the Appalachian Trail. The 2,184 mile footpath between Georgia and Maine, which many have hiked the total length or parts of it. Some started and lost to the elements, or just the rigors of the trail itself. Those who complete the journey make up a brotherhood who love every step it took to make it THRU. Richard Judy first hiked southbound, in 1973. A journey that inspired a dream he held for years. To capture in words, the essence of this great American adventure for others. He completed that dream in 2014 with the publication of his novel, “THRU An Appalachian Trail Love Story.”  That book was recognized with his nomination as Georgia Author of the Year in 2015. Still a hiker and trail advocate, Richard and his children hike portions on his beloved pathway when they can.

He brought his novel to our program for discussion.

www.thru-novel.com

April 3, 2023 Show

A special hour to discuss the end of our Republic

Trump has been indicted by a left-wing DA and other fun stories.

It’s after my bedtime, so Scott has to be kind or I can claim elder abuse.

Listen up to our “that should settle it” opinions and comment by email if you feel so moved.

We’ll be done before basketball…okay?

 doug@dougdahlgren.com

dj@artistfirst.com

 

March 31, 2023 Show

Donna Dahlgren

Producer – The Doug Dahlgren Show


An encore from 2019, takes us back to our meeting with the real brains behind this outfit.

Avid reader and excellent judge of material, Donna Dahlgren will share her love of reading and it’s beginnings. We’ll talk about her role as “the Producer” of The Doug Dahlgren Show on ArtistFirst Radio, and the writers we have met through the years.  Maybe no favorites mentioned, we’ll see, but we’ll discuss how she stays ahead of the show’s schedule, supplying me with critical information about the every book I discuss on the show.  It’s no easy task, but Donna handles it, and me, expertly. She even has an opinion about self-published versus major house publishing errors!
Join us won’t you…
 

March 24, 2023 Show

DJ Garrison

Singer, songwriter, musician, author, and more….

We first spoke with DJ Garrison in Sept of 2021 from his lake side home in Tennessee. He’s a talented man with a great story. Starting at a very early age, our guest has been involved in the performing arts most of his life. First publishing a poem at age 8, and beginning his acting career at age 10, Denver, “DJ”, Garrison has been an active singer, songwriter for several decades. His life’s experiences also led him to research and write a book that should be read by most of us.  That book, “GOD IS!”, will be among our topics to discuss. Join us !

Enjoy the encore presentation of our visit with DJ Garrison.

www.Dj-garrison.com

 

March 17, 2023 Show

Award Winning Author & Journalist, Jedwin Smith

and his Publisher, Angela Durden

From June of 2019, I’m proud to bring back a discussion I had with famed journalist, Jedwin Smith, and his publisher. Twice nominated for the Pulitzer prize for work as a correspondent during the Vietnam War, Jedwin has taken on an even older conflict. In 2017, he took a trip to The Holy land to seek answers. He met Philip Haney, the first of many knowledgeable authorities on the region. He learned much about this small strip of land, prophesized in the Bible and finally founded in 1948. A land that comes with a promise from God that many are bound to undo.  Jedwin and publisher, Angela Durden, bring his latest work, based on that trip, “I AM ISRAEL – Lions and Lambs of the Land,” to our program.  Jedwin Smith is here to discuss this important book and hopefully help us understand what’s going on over there, and why.

www.jedwinsmith.com

 

March 10, 2023 Show

Darwin Conort

Lifelong rock guitarist and music lover, Darwin Conort played with several Atlanta area bands over the years. But in 2010, he teamed up with a friend, he’d known and played music with from childhood, to form a group of mature veterans and a couple of young singing talents. They did a one-off show at a Pizza joint which was recorded, as a favor, by a family friend. Years later, one song from that recording literally exploded on YouTube. This past December, the group gathered for a “reunion” performance that packed the house, for both shows, with fans from across the country… and further.
Join your host, Doug Dahlgren, as he talks with Darwin Conort about his life, his music, and the phenomenon know as The Foxes and Fossils Band.

March 3, 2023 Show

Doug Speaks to a Writer’s Group

With Covid in the rear view ( for the most part ) everyone is out looking to get back in the game, whatever their game was.

Writers are looking for “opportunity.”

Sometime it’s looking us right in the eye and we fail to recognize it.

I spoke to a group, before Covid, but the message still applies.

I hope you enjoy and get something out of it.

 

February 24th 2023

Doug has Good News!

We normally talk with other writers or artists on this show…if I’m not going toe to toe with the Zman about politics.

Neither of those day !

Today I want to share some good news about stuff all around us.

Hope you’ll stick around and enjoy…we all need a break from the other news.

doug@dougdahlgren.com

 

February 16, 2023 Show

Children's Author Andrea Cassell

Our guest, originally here back in August of 2020, is a native Floridian with a resume' that goes from beauty queen, to TV Host, to NFL Cheerleader ( at a very special time ! ), to singer with a traveling rock band, and much more. After talking to her, I dare say she is most proud of her role as a teacher for Special Ed Kids. Andrea was raised in south Florida, went to college in North Carolina, married and moved to Wichita, Kansas where she taught for several years. She and her husband raised a family and along the way they were adopted by Kibby, their miniature Labradoodle. Kibby would become the emphasis for Andrea's children's book. Each of which has won The Golden MOM Choice Award of excellence. Her books are entertaining and, as you might imagine, offer lessons to kids on subjects meaningful and universal.

Join me and Andrea for a discussion of her books and details about how they came to be. She brings all three of these award winning works to the show.

www.andreacassell.com

 

February 10, 2023 Show

Author Gerald Gillis

Some books, and the shows about them, can be considered timeless. Such is the story of Dave Paige, a hard working pawn in the corporate world. Our “Way-Back” machine allows us to revisit a conversation we had with author, Gerald Gillis, back in April of 2014.  His book, Dare Not Blink, was fresh and new then. Some eight plus years later, the story is still fresh to those who work in the world Gerald describes.  I’ve updated the start, commercial break and the ending, but please…enjoy this encore presentation of the introduction of author Gerald Gillis.  Dare Not Blink…it’s worth a look.

www.geraldgillis.com

February 3, 2023 Show

Doug Dahlgren

Where Do We Go From Here?


As Alan Parsons once asked, where do we go from here?

Each week, I think….”can’t wait for Friday, I can solve all this with one show ! “

Then Friday gets here and I’m like everybody else….sick of it.

I think, that may be the game plan….cynical or not, it’s all that makes any sense.

So…I’ve got my Monday morning attitude on, and with Scott’s help here and there…let’s fix this !!!


doug@dougdahlgren.com

 

January 27, 2023 Show

Gary DeRigne

with Guest Host Linda Hughes

From our archives of great programming, here’s an encore from a few years back, of a guest hosting appearance by Author Linda Hughes.

Linda has been on before and brings her guest, Author Gary DeRigne to talk about his work.

Gary served as an Army infantryman and platoon sergeant in the Vietnam War, an experience that indelibly altered his spirit, and his life. Since the war he has been a husband; a father and grandfather; a youth baseball and soccer coach; a business executive; an entrepreneur, a philanthropist; an adjunct professor of ethics and corporate social responsibility; and a Storyteller, a novelist and speaker. He lives near Kansas City with his wife, Kitty, close to his sons and their families. Angie’s War is Gary’s second novel, a sequel to One Young Soldier.

www.GaryDeRigne.com 
 

January 20, 2023 Show

Doug Dahlgren

This encore presentation from, right at, four years ago, is still relevant; as are the stories in my novels.

I shared about the books, why they are important to me and why I think you’d enjoy them.

I also talk about this program and what we usually do this hour every week.

It may be a repeat, but it’s not a waste of time…good info here, so listen up !!

Thanks for being there and let us hear from you.  doug@dougdahlgren.com
 

January 13, 2023 Show

Southern Author

David Butler

David Butler was on the show with us in February of last year. He had just released his forth novel based on life, and death, “way down upon the Suwannee River.” “Echo on the Suwannee” follows “Ellaville” and “Signal Six” with a mystery set in rural North Florida. A cry for “help” carries along the water and spurs a man into action. As we know, action also bring consequences. And with those, David also brings back many familiar characters while introducing us to a couple of new ones. Join us for this repeat of a discussion of his new book and David’s life and experiences, that make his work so compelling.

See you there….
 

January 6, 2023 Show

Doug with Zman on 2023


It’s 2023, huh?

Okay. Let’s talk about it.

See ya at 11am


doug@dougdahlgren.com
 

December 30, 2022 Show

Musicians Tim, Sammie Purcell

To our many visitors to Atlanta, this New Year’s weekend….WELCOME and have a safe, enjoyable stay.

If you’re here to see and hear the Foxes and Fossils, some have done so last night…more will this evening.

To hold you over a bit, I offer this encore of my program from May of 2022, when this concert was still just an idea.

Tim and Sammie joined me for a fun discussion of how they got to this point. I do hope you’ll enjoy…………

Have fun at the concert; stay safe while here, and traveling home !!


www.foxesandfossils.com
 

December 23, 2022 Show

An Interview with Santa Claus

Several years ago, eight to be exact, we thought it might be a great idea to go to the North pole and interview the golly old fat man, himself.

Travel was the big problem for this idea, being our budget was, well…there was no budget.

We decided UPS Next Day Air was the all we could afford, so Scott boxed me up and off I went.

Through the magic of radio…and with the help of Scott Z, Tony, Corey, Kevin, members of my family, and others, we offer this bit of Christmas levity and hopefully a smile or two.

Merry Christmas from The Doug Dahlgren Show!

 

December 16, 2022 Show

Your Host and Author Doug Dahlgren

Holiday gift giving season is upon us and I want to be a little self-serving here, if I may.

I want to discuss my books and why I think you, or your recipient, would love to get one this year.

So…sit back, relax and listen up.

All the books are available through Amazon.com in Paperback and Kindle…or through Audible in audio format.

Thanks for being listeners and have a great season, from me, and everyone with the show.

www.dougdahlgren.com

 

December 9, 2022 Show

Political Talk Show Host and Candidate for Office.

Brian K. Pritchard


BKP, as he is known in these parts, returns to our show to discuss his reasons for jumping into the fire.

That fire being politics in his local district here in Georgia.

Brian has been involved in these matters, at all levels, for years with his widely watched, daily talk show available on the internet.

The sudden and unexpected death of the State House Representative, in his home district, offered an opportunity to serve in yet another fashion.

He’s here to discuss that job, why it’s important to him, and what he hopes to accomplish should he win.

This story should ring out across our country and inspire others to “get involved.”

Listen up…this could be your district.  bkp@bkppolitics.com
 

December 2, 2022 Show

Award-Winning Author

Kathryn Lane

In March of this year, Kathryn returned to our program with her latest Nikki Garcia novel, making the franchise a full series, at four volumes.

The latest is titled, “Missing in Miami,” and it finds our heroine searching for a missing teenager.

Always a great guest, Kathryn will tell us about how the venue for this latest story changed completely at the last minute.

Her strong research instincts, especially on locations used, lead her to the island nation off our coast line.

We’ll talk about the new book and what’s to come.

https://www.kathryn-lane.com 
 

November 25, 2022 Show

Donna Dahlgren

Producer – The Doug Dahlgren Show

From August of 2019, please enjoy this encore presentation…

Avid reader and excellent judge of material, Donna Dahlgren will share her love of reading and it’s beginnings.

We’ll talk about her role as “the Producer” of The Doug Dahlgren Show on ArtistFirst Radio, and the writers we have met through the years.

Maybe no favorites mentioned, we’ll see, but we’ll discuss how she stays ahead of the show’s schedule, supplying me with critical information about the every book I discuss on the show.

It’s no easy task, but Donna handles it, and me, expertly.

She even has an opinion about self-published versus major house publishing errors!

Join us won’t you…

 

November 18, 2022 Show

What Happened – What Now – Where are We ??

Doug and Scott try to explain

We promised an autopsy on the midterm ( election? ) so here we go.

Join us, join in or just listen. It’s a big kitchen.

Was the election as we expected? Did the unexpected win the day?

How does this effect the price of gas for my new Electric Vehicle?

Will the new logo help the soccer team?

So much to discuss and so little time for stuff that matters.

But we’ll sneak a couple in………..

 

November 11, 2022 Show

Author Alex Walker

An encore from 2018 when we sat down with this historical author.

Alex Walker is an experienced author and historian. He has a 28 chapter historical documentary, “From Our Past”, and other magazine articles as tune ups, Alex started his hugely successful series, “Toltec”, with the book of that same name. Mixing history with science fiction, fact with speculation, these novels are exciting page turners.  The series began with “Toltec”, followed by “Cuzco”, “Zenox”, and now “Runes.”  Alex comes back to our program to talk about the latest of the series and the books in between.  Join us for a great conversation.

https://alexwalkerauthor.com
 

November 4, 2022 Show

Author Kimber Silver

A small town in Kansas has had it’s first homicide in years. The victim’s granddaughter, a former resident, roars into town to find out what happened.

This is the set up for a new mystery novel by first time author, Kimber Silver, who is not completely unknown. Her social media posts have already earned her quite a following.

There are twists and turns, and as the best stories usually have, some revealing background and history to be uncovered.

Kinsley Rhodes is a force to reckoned with and the Sheriff must work quickly to solve the murder at hand and prevent another.

“Broken Rhodes” is the novel, the author, Kimber Silver, will join me Friday to discuss it and how it came to be.

https://kimbersilver.com/ 
 

October 28, 2022 Show

Tryin’ to Make Some Sense of it All


Like you, I’ve heard about all the “whose gonna win what” stuff I can handle.

I want to share some background with you.

How and why we are where we are.

You can run, but you can’t hide.

Heck, you might even agree.

Join me and add to the show with your input :

doug@dougdahlgren.com
 

October 22, 2022 Show

Author Chad Boles

Truth has no expiration date and this encore from 2018 features a book with that distinction.

Atlanta Financial Advisor, Chad Boles, wrote an exciting novel with a warning signal for metropolitan areas across the country.

In this world, Mass Transit Taxes, Sports Stadiums, and unfunded pensions are steered toward a collision with default by corrupt politicians.

This novel uncovers the “Blinded Authority” that can lead to a Great Financial Recession. Characters you may not know, but certainly know of, are exposed by their double dealing ways and a societal meltdown that nobody saw coming. The loss of control takes the reader on a wild thrill ride of mistakes, corruption and financial chaos.

Chad Boles comes from the world of confusing headlines and challenging markets. His understanding of the financial marketplace offers his readers insight into that dangerous territory through an exciting novel. A subject you thought you weren’t interested in…until you start learning about “Blinded Authority.”

https://advisors.ubs.com/chad.boles

October 14, 2022 Show

Author and Playwright

Emory Jones

Emory returns to our show to discuss his latest endeavors, mainly turn his novels into stage plays ! Of a c

urrent count of ten stand alone novels, four have been converted into plays by Emory, himself.

It’s not as easy as that may sound, and our guest will talk about how it works and other news post-Covid in the writing world.

Join us for a great conversation with a very talented man.

www.emoryjones.com

 

October 7, 2022 Show

Special Guest: Christopher Riordan

One of the earliest programs we did here was in September of 2014.

A friend introduced me to actor, Christopher Riordan and he graciously allowed me to have him on the show.

You say, his name doesn’t quite ‘ring a bell,’ with you….

It will.

Enjoy this interview with one of the Hollywood insiders of his day.
 

September 30, 2022 Show

Author Jonathan Gould

An Encore from over five years ago, when Jonathan took time to visit The Doug Dahlgren Show for an hour long discussion of his latest biographical work, “Otis Redding, An Unfinished Life.”

Known internationally for his in-depth research and attention to detail, Gould first came into prominence in 2007 with “Can’t Buy Me Love,” a book called, “everything you’d ever want to know” about the Beatles.

Jonathan worked with Otis’ widow, Zelma and others to capture the man who was, the King of Soul.

Fresh from an appearance on The View, Jonathan joins Doug for a conversation.

http://www.jonathangouldauthor.com 

 

September 23, 2022 Show

CURRENT STUFF with Doug and Scott

It’s been a while…a bunch has gone on.

Scott comes on with me (oh god) to take at least two sides to what’s happening in the world.

Input from you is welcome as always…email to doug@dougdahlgren.com

It’s free for all Friday on ArtistFirst Radio… for my hour anyway.

September 16, 2022 Show

Author Gerald Gillis

Some books, and the shows about them, can be considered timeless. Such is the story of Dave Paige, a hard working pawn in the corporate world. Our “Way-Back” machine allows us to revisit a conversation we had with author, Gerald Gillis, back in April of 2014.  His book, Dare Not Blink, was fresh and new then. Some eight plus years later, the story is still fresh to those who work in the world Gerald describes.  I’ve updated the start, commercial break and the ending, but please…enjoy this encore presentation of the introduction of author Gerald Gillis.  Dare Not Blink…it’s worth a look.
www.geraldgillis.com

September 9, 2022 Show

Retired FBI SSA Jim Furry

From almost three years ago, meet an author who spent his career in law enforcement. Back when that meant something. I had the pleasure to meet a couple of real-life FBI Agents, a few years back. This interview is from over two years ago, but is timeless in the message and his book. There are all kinds of agents in The FBI. Real people with differing opinions and styles. While the agency is taking hits these days, remember, not all were or are bad folks. This is one of the good guys and I’m proud to know him. Enjoy his story, and his book…

After a short stint as a teacher, Jim Furry joined the FBI. Thirty-two years later, he retired having served in a clerical capacity and up to a supervisor in Counterintelligence surveillance. The target, Russian ships in the port of New Orleans. He has also served in Washington, DC, Springfield, Ill, Newark, NJ. The Newark assignment was as a supervisor in the investigation of the Sept 11, 2001 attack on New York. After his retirement in 2005, Jim became a consultant to banks, both international and domestic, watching for signs of money laundering. In 2016, James Furry retired again and began work on his book, "Fidelity, Bravery, and Integrity, My Story.” It was published last year. Jim brings his book to our show for discussion.

www.jimfurry.com

September 2, 2022 Show

Five Cent Advice – Half Price

Join me for a recap of where we are in the year 2022 and an opinion on what we can do to change the trajectory of our situation.

As Lucy offered Psychiatric help for 5 cents…I go her one better, half off and worth every penny.

Join me, agree with me, or offer where you think I’m wrong.

We are in deep stuff, folks. Ignoring it ain’t helping the smell so I say we stir it up and bury it.

Who’s with me?

 

 

August 26, 2022 Show

Everything You Need to Know about Audio Books

(Provided you know almost nothing now!)

Let’s take a look at audio books. What they are, how they’re made, are they just for blind people? I and my narrator, Ed Waldorph, are finishing up book six of my series known as The SON. I’ve learned a bunch about this medium and the process that makes it work.  Are you a writer? Think about doing it yourself? Or wondering how to get started? Why should I care, I like to read? We’ll spend most of the hour looking at these questions and others.

www.dougdahlgren.com 

August 19, 2022 Show

Author Bradsher Hayes  


Author and Baseball Historian, Bradsher Hayes, has complied a history of his favorite team. A Team he has followed for over 65 years. While not everyone loves the game as he does, most everyone will enjoy Bradsher’s take on this team, told through the personalities that shined during it’s 150 year run.  The book is 150 Years of the Braves. Join us as we discuss his work and his passion for The Braves.

 

   

August 12, 2022 Show

Musician Tim Purcell

Long time Atlanta and Nashville performer, Tim has fronted several bands in his career, including the current day Mustangs and the internet sensation, Foxes and Fossils. The later group, made up of journeymen musicians and young, fresh faced, ladies as the singers, basically named itself. It took a while for their work to gain attention, but once it did….it took off. Tim is taking some time from his busy schedule to share some interesting details about himself and his bandmates. www.foxesandfossils.com

   

 

July 29th 2022 Show

Encore of an Earlier Program

Angela DeCaires
CEO of BookLogix Publishers


We introduce you each week to interesting people you may not know. Mostly, they are writers. Writers looking for people to read their work. The ultimate goal for many of these authors is to be published.
This week begins a series we will complete over the next couple of months.

We will bring you a publisher to discuss what they look for in a book they will spend money and time on, to publish.

This week, our guest is the CEO of Atlanta based BookLogix Publishers, Angela Decaires.

Great information for writers and interested readers.
 

   

July 22, 2022 Show

Author Susan Lindsley

Soon after receiving her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Mercer University, Susan began her writing career as a reporter for the Macon News. She wrote feature articles as well as news items. Her interest in writing had begun well before then, back in grammar school where she also loved her study of biology.

She wrote professionally at the Macon News (a daily), the Raytheon Manufacturing Co., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Research Laboratory of Electronics), and at the Centers for Disease Control. At MIT, she wrote and edited the first paper on laser beams and the first on telemetry. She an article published in The Georgia Journal about a famed Atlanta writer, "Margaret Mitchell: A Portrait" (February/March 1983). Her interests run from Wildlife to Politics and she has written about all.

Her novel, “When Darkness Fell” won a Next Generation Book Award in 2016. Susan brings that book to our discussion of her work.

http://www.yesterplace.com/ 
 

   

July 15, 2022 Show

Your Humble Host

Doug Dahlgren

A few current events remarks and then I’ll share a few lessons learned in dealing with businesses these days.

Get a couple of laughs, at my expense, and hopefully save yourself some trouble down the road.  Enjoy….

   
July 8, 2022 Show

The Ultimate Panel


A full hour discussion with three retired businessmen from different parts of the country.

We’ll ask them about issues that are on the minds of nearly everyone, these days.

Will we cover everything? No

Will we resolved anything? Probably not

But hearing from others can’t hurt, if you still believe in this country and our system.

Email questions from the audience are welcome at: doug@dougdahlgren.com  

   

July 1, 2022 Show

Dr. Bill Keeton

We revisit an interview from December 2014, with Dr. Bill Keeton.

He brought us his then, new book, “A Boy Called Combustion.”

A great story of growing up in the 1940’s in Mississippi.

Please enjoy this encore presentation of that interview.

www.billkeeton.com

 

   
June 24, 2022 Show

Michael W. Paul

Author Michael W. Paul first brought us his memoir of growing up in Colorado. That was back in 2013.

“The Bridge Over Cedar Creek.”

Fans have asking for more and Mike has finally released a new novel, an historical fiction story, centered on this country’s Greatest Generation. “Wild Horse – The Gods Await,” take the reader back to 1943 at an airfield in England, where young men with more courage than good sense, fly missions to defeat The Nazi Scourge. Their weapon is the B-17 Flying Fortress. The story is gripping and filled with insights only a fellow pilot could share. Join us for a discussion on this new novel you’ll want for your library.

   
June 10, 2022 Show

Jennifer Greene

Co-Owner of The Blue Ribbon Grill

Jennifer and her husband Eric purchased the Iconic Restaurant last year and will be hosting two major events in the next two weeks. National Bourbon Day is June 14th and the BRG will have a tasting and mixing class, in the bar, that evening. There is a $36 cost before fees which is refundable up to June 12th. There will also be a great, in store event, on June 21st in support of The Alzheimer's Association.

   
June 3, 2022 Show

Captain William G. Haneke

With the Memorial Day weekend just past, I wanted to share this achieve from way back…
From 2014 comes one of our listener favorites. I’m a veteran myself, US Army, 1968 – 1971. So just knowing this man is a special honor.  Capt. William G. Haneke ( Retired ), a five time amputee and survivor of the Vietnam War, came on to talk with Doug about his book, “Trust Not.” The story and the book are amazing. If you’re not familiar with his story, please take this next hour, sit back, and be inspired by Capt. Haneke’s story of war, injury and survival while helping others. And please, remember all those who served to make this country free and try keep it so.

   

May 27, 2022 Show

Author and Playwright

Emory Jones

Emory has been with us before. He is the current author and playwright in residence for the North Georgia Mountains that he calls home. He's written several books, some informational, some novels, and many that have also become stage plays. The most notable to date being, "The Valley Where They Danced." Long interested in producing an outdoor play, Emory has accomplished his goal with a new work premiering at The Hardman Farm, June 2nd 2022. "Valley Voices" tells the story of the legendary Nacoochee Valley and those who lived there over a span of 200 years. The play is joined by a new book, of the same name that will also be variable at the showings.

www.valleyvoicesplay.com

   

May 20, 2022 Show

Author Joan Holmes-Radford

Teacher and reading coach, Joan Holmes-Radford was raised in North Florida by a Spiritual Mother and a true to life, cowboy, Father. Music followed her from grade school to college which included a stint as Drum Major after serving as a twirler and Heads Majorette in high school. She wrote songs in her youth and that was it. Later married, she was divorced and spent time as a single mom, eventually having a family of four children. All seemed well until 2017, when her forth child, her son, Barry, died suddenly at his home, at the age of 46. There was no warning of this event. Joan wrote about the trauma, the grief and the recovery, through other issues that arose. "Born For This Purpose," tell her story and Barry's as a mother's tribute to her son's life.