Takin A Walk
Doris Kearns Goodwin/Promo for episode releasing later this week on Takin A Walk

Doris Kearns Goodwin/Promo for episode releasing later this week on Takin A Walk

October 1, 2022

This is a promo for an episode releasing later this week on Takin A Walk with Buzz Knight and special guest Doris Kearns Goodwin

Jonathan Soroff from Boston Magazine: A Native Bostonian and his love of the city on Takin A Walk

Jonathan Soroff from Boston Magazine: A Native Bostonian and his love of the city on Takin A Walk

September 27, 2022

Join Host Buzz Knight with Boston Magazine Contributing Editor Jonathan Soroff as they take a walk at The Public Garden as part of The Boston Gems Series.

Jonathan knows Boston inside and out and he talks in detail of the beauty of this great city.

Show Notes

Jonathan Soroff: A Native Bostonian And His Love Of The City.

Boston is a bustling metropolitan city with more than four million population. Its streets are filled with energy, and there are plenty of different neighbourhoods to explore during the weekends. It has become known for music and food festivals or art exhibitions, which are always worth checking out. Join this conversation where Jonathan Soroff gives us his story as we take a walk in the Boston Public Garden.

 

After growing up in Newton and graduating from Duke University, Jonathan Soroff, 55, began his journalism career at The Boston Herald. For 28 years, he was the lead columnist for The Improper Bostonian Magazine, writing the social column and a celebrity interview in every issue and contributing numerous features. He’s written for various publications, including People Magazine, London's Royal Academy Magazine, The South China Morning Post, Modern Luxury, Dujour, The National, and the South African editions of Elle and Elle Decor.

 

He is currently a contributing editor at Boston Magazine, writing the Person of Interest interview, a quarterly column, and travel content. He also produces travel stories for numerous national and international publications. For several years, he co-hosted a weekly radio program, “Status Report,” on Boston Herald Radio. In 2013, he published his first novel, "Crimes of Fashion.”  He serves on the Board of Overseers at The Boston Ballet, the Advisory Board of the Trustees of the Reservations, the Board of Corporators for Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA, and is a director of the NET Research Foundation, which funds research into carcinoid cancer and related tumours. He lives in Newton, MA, with his husband, Sam Mazzarelli.

 

Tune in!

 

During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:44] Episode intro and a brief history of the Boston Public Garden

[02:49] The first time Soroff visited this park

[03:52] Were Soroff’s childhood dreams related to his love for Boston?

[05:10] How he began his journalism career at The Boston Herald

[12:47] Reasons for a cool breeze in the park, even on a hot day

[14:01] Soroff as the lead columnist for The Improper Bostonian Magazine

[17:23] Celebrities he interviewed for the magazine

[19:42] How Soroff learned his interview style

[20:14] His current position as an editor at Boston Magazine

[22:31] The vibe in town to combat the horrible life over the last few years

[25:00] Common stereotypes about Boston and the question of racism

[28:57] Other areas in the Boston area you can visit besides Boston Public Garden

[31:26] Who Soroff is planning to interview

[32:48] Ending the show and call to action

 

Notable Quotes

  • Racism exists everywhere and in every town.
  • The average cost to attend a Boston Red Sox baseball game is about $345.
  • Good parks are a good place to alter your bad moods.
  • To be a good writer, you should also be a great reader.
  • There’s always something good in every city.

Resources Mentioned

 

  1. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 

  1. Boston Public Garden

 

  1. Franklin Park

 

  1. The Newbury Luxury Hotel in Boston

Connect With Jonathan Soroff

Website:  http://itsmylifegetyourown.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-soroff-11a4675/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jonathan_soroff/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonsoroff/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Soroff:Why a lifelong Bostonian loves this city-promo for episode releasing later this week

Jonathan Soroff:Why a lifelong Bostonian loves this city-promo for episode releasing later this week

September 25, 2022

Promo for episode releasing later this week from Jonathan Soroff from Boston Magazine and his love for Boston 

Takin A Walk With A Perfect Stranger

Takin A Walk With A Perfect Stranger

September 24, 2022

Join Host Buzz Knight in Greenwich Village as he takes a walk with a perfect stranger.  

Inside The Incredible Mojo Of The Toucher and Rich Show: Takin A Walk With Rich Shertenlieb

Inside The Incredible Mojo Of The Toucher and Rich Show: Takin A Walk With Rich Shertenlieb

September 20, 2022

On this new episode of our Boston Gems Series join host Buzz Knight as he walks and talks with Rich Shertenlieb.

He is the co-host of the Toucher and Rich morning radio show heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston Massachusetts.

T and R is a Marconi Award winning show that has consistently been one of the highest rated shows in Boston and is respected nationwide among sports radio peers.

Rich gives us an inside look at what makes the show so special and he discusses the incredible dynamic with his partner Fred Toucher.

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Promo for upcoming episode with Rich Shertenlieb from The Toucher and Rich Morning Show

Promo for upcoming episode with Rich Shertenlieb from The Toucher and Rich Morning Show

September 17, 2022

This is a promo for an upcoming episode out later this week with host Buzz Knight and Rich Shertenlieb from The Toucher and Rich morning show.

T and R is heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and is one of the most successful morning shows in the country.

William Martin: An American Author And His Love Of History On The Takin A Walk Podcast

William Martin: An American Author And His Love Of History On The Takin A Walk Podcast

September 13, 2022

Check out this New release from the "Boston Gems" series part of the new fall season of Takin A Walk.

Join Host Buzz Knight (@TheBuzzKnight) and Best Selling Author William Martin as they walk and talk at The North Bridge in Concord Massachusetts.

William is the "King of the historical thriller" including his latest "December 41."

Check out show notes here.

William Martin: An American Author and His Love of History

Reading is the foundation of a good writer and one of the most important skills to possess. It allows one to develop an arsenal of ideas and find unique ways to write about a topic. It also makes one a better writer by providing inspiration and developing writing skills. Join this conversation and meet William Martin, a “storyteller whose smoothness matches his ambition.” (Publisher's Weekly)

 

In his boyhood, William Martin loved what he later called "big stories on broad canvases." He read the historical novels of C.S. Forester and Esther Forbes. He sat transfixed by the big movies of the early sixties. So, after college, he went to Hollywood to try his hand at screenwriting but discovered that his instincts were better suited to novels. His first, "Back Bay," introduced treasure hunter Peter Fallon to a new kind of adventure that joined the contemporary mystery-thriller to the historical novel. In his twelve novels (including six bestselling Peter Fallon adventures), Martin has tracked national treasures across the landscape of the American imagination, chronicled the lives of the great and the anonymous in American history, and brought to life legendary American locations, from Cape Cod to Washington DC in "The Lincoln Letter." And after the publication of his Gold Rush epic, "Bound for Gold," the Providence Journal called him "the king of the historical thriller." "December '41," published in the summer of '22, provides readers with another propulsive journey through American history.

 

He has also written an award-winning PBS documentary on the life of Washington, a cult-classic horror movie, has contributed book reviews to the Boston Globe and The New England Quarterly, and has taught writing across the country, from the Harvard Extension School to the legendary Maui Writers Conference. He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children. He received the 2005 New England Book Award, "an author whose work stands as a significant contribution to the region's culture." He has also won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and the Robert B. Parker Award.

 

Tune in!

 

During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:00] Episode intro and our today’s walk at Boston with Author William Martin

[03:15] How his love for historical research and findings came into being

[04:43] Aspiring to become a movie director and how the ambition hit the wall

[07:53] Writing his book; December '41

[09:37] What it took to crack the success code with his book; Back Bay

[12:02] How he develops the sinister and nasty characters for different scenes of writing

[15:27] What influenced the sense of humor in his books

[16:46] Time and resources needed from start to finish and publish a book

[25:10] The future of William’s writing

[26:40] Ending the show and call to action

 

 

Notable Quotes

  • The easiest way to get into the movie business was to write a good screenplay.
  • The arrogance to accept corrections and setbacks is what keeps young people stagnating.
  • If you are not a writer, you should be a great reader.
  • To be a good writer, you should also be a great reader.
  • No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

William’s Books Mentioned and Other Resources

  1. Back Bay: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0089VKMA0/

 

  1. December '41: A World War II Thriller: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09CNF9RT7/

 

  1. Stephen King

 

  1. Robert B. Parker

Connect With William Martin

Website: https://www.williammartinbooks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Martinbooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promo for upcoming episode:William Martin: An American Author and his love of history.

Promo for upcoming episode:William Martin: An American Author and his love of history.

September 10, 2022

This is a promo for our next episode of our Boston Gems Series with Author William Martin.

He is the author of December 41 A World War Two Thriller.

The Spaceman Unfiltered: Takin A Walk With The One And Only Bill Lee.

The Spaceman Unfiltered: Takin A Walk With The One And Only Bill Lee.

September 6, 2022

It's a New Fall Season of The Takin A Walk Podcast and this is Episode One of The "Boston Gems" Series with "The Spaceman" Bill Lee.

He is a former Boston Red Sox Pitcher and one of the most colorful players to play the game of baseball.

Bill lets it fly in this no holds barred episode of Takin A Walk with Host Buzz Knight (@Thebuzzknight)

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Takin A Walk Sampler/The Comedy Edition

Takin A Walk Sampler/The Comedy Edition

September 1, 2022

If you are new to the Takin A Walk Podcast Series hosted by Buzz Knight(@Thebuzzknight) we've created a sampler to give you a flavor of our podcast.

Check out the walking and talking podcast with the Comedy Edition Sampler.

Subscribe here for more of Takin A Walk.

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