Wrap-up: Videos coming soon, and will be distributed to our Boulder-local and national network of web site pages totaling more than 1,000,000 unique viewers starting next week.
The first show, a dress rehersal, was rough around the edges (limited budget for dress rehearsal, since we chose to forgo sponsors for first show, endless audio challenges including staff issues, video challenges, a new talk show team, new band, not enough mics, no live streaming of event because of mission cameraperson, and first show in new venue..!) but full of laughter, and though we chose not to push attendance, the Performing Arts Center at Naropa University was full to the brim with mindful lifers.
In place of sponsor videos between each interview, we asked the audience to offer feedback, comments, suggestions—which were immensely helpful and re-inspiring after a tough, long night. As I (Waylon, the host) struggled to keep interviews to 8 minutes while touching on all relevant themes while achieving some depth, the interviews began to go beyond mere PR and had moments of spontaneous insight and humor.
Lindsey Cash, our event producer, worked her heart out, as did our video maestro Una Morera, longtime elevisionary Alex King, elephantjournal.com’s Lindsey Block, and many volunteers. It was a dry run as bringing the talk show genre to the foodie/yoga/spiritual/eco mission of living a good life and changing the world for the better.
Walk the Talk Show New Season Debuts this Thursday. New Guests, Streamed live, RSVP free if in Boulder Area.
Interviews with David McLaughlin; Founders of Phil’s Fresh (now Evol), Bear Naked Granola; comedy w/Kelly MacLean, appearance by Nat Geo + Travel Channel + Walk the Talk Correspondent Ryan Van Duzer (with video highlights), music with Camren Von Davis and The Dovekins!
Update: Event will be live-streamed here at 7pm MST on Thursday as well as on our web site (search Ustream).
In Boulder area? To attend for free, just click here and become a fan if you aren’t already, RSVP here and/or click here and reserve your free ticket through Eventbrite. All future shows will cost $4-10 (discounts for members, students, senior citizens) This show is free because, while there’ll be live interviews, comedy, and great music from the Dovekins, it’s a Dress Rehearsal for our new season of…
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, hosted by Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (MT)
The Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis is taped in front of a live audience of up to 300 people on the second Thursday of every month at Naropa University.
Attend the live tapings!
During an era when it is vital for the general public to engage in eco-responsibility, “The Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis” uses the classic talk show format to highlight timely topics in a fun and accessible, yet fundamentally serious manner.
Previously, Waylon has interviewed green/LOHAS/adventure/right livelihood leaders including Deepak Chopra (twice), Bill McKibben (twice), Seane Corn, Amy Goodman, Chris Sharma, Richard Freeman, Dr. Andrew Weil, Michael Pollan, Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Paul Hawken, Byron Katie, Alice Walker and “Top Chef” Hosea Rosenberg, and featured music including Flogging Molly, Krishna Das and Paper Bird.
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The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD. Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years.