07-Catching Up with Friends

Marijuana farms. Sicily. Ted Talks. How to write music with a guy in Belgium.

These are some of the topics in today’s episode in which I check in with our guests to see what’s new. (The numbers in brackets are the timestamps where each segment start.)

[00:34] Bruce Hanson catches us up on the latest with Fellaheen

[06:36] We hear from Adam Davies and how things went with his solo show

[12:53] Drew Militano gives us the latest on Gerlanda’s and the 5000 boxed lunches

[22:44] Ralph Siegel tell us how his Gettysburg season is starting off

Elizabeth Foxwell and Joni Scanlon couldn’t join us but Beth tells me she’s working hard on the next McFarland Companion to Mystery Fiction and Joni is starting another book! This one will be a guide to the Beara Breifne Way, a 500-kilometer trail running through 10 counties of Ireland. The history of the trail involves another of her Irish relatives, a chieftain named Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare.

This marks the end of Season 1. I’ve had a great time interviewing friends new and old and hope you’ve enjoyed their stories too. Have you been inspired to start your own passion project? Let us know in the comments!

“Friends” will be going on hiatus for a while but I’ll post updates here. In the meantime, you can catch up on episodes you missed!

Thanks to my wonderful guests and to all of you who listened and have been so supportive.

Be sure to check out the show notes below for new and updated links.


SHOW NOTES

BRUCE HANSON/Fellaheen

http://www.fellaheen.com/

https://soundcloud.com/bruce-5-1

ADAM DAVIES

www.instagram.com/a.d.a.m.d.a.v.i.e.s

www.adamdavies.net

ELIZABETH FOXWELL

In Their Own Words: American Women in World War I (Amazon)

The Bunburyist: http://elizabethfoxwell.blogspot.com/

https://americanwomeninwwi.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.foxwell.writereditor

https://twitter.com/@elizfoxwell

McFarland Mystery Companion series
https://mcfarlandbooks.com/s=mystery+companion&search_id=product&post_type=product

DREW MILITANO

http://www.gerlandas.com/

JONI SCANLON

www.bearabreifneway.ie/

www.facebook.com/GearoidOSullivan1916/

www.linkedin.com/in/joniscanlon/

www.instagram.com/irishbiographer/

RALPH SIEGEL

www.gettysburgfoundation.org/

www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm

04-Drew Militano

Drew is one of the owners of Gerlanda’s, a pair of terrific Italian restaurants that have been a fixture at Rutgers University for 40 years. He’s also been an actor who’s performed in New York and regional theaters as well as on TV.

We talk about how he got started in the food business, the importance of good partners and how you can’t always believe your beloved grandmother. We’ll also find out how a radio interview helped launch his acting career and the unexpected ways life imitates art.


SHOW NOTES

Gerlanda’s
www.gerlandas.com

SHOW THEME

“Pomegranate Heart” by Fellaheen

Fellaheen
http://www.fellaheen.com/

https://soundcloud.com/bruce-5-1