Expert Guests

DeDe Wedekind is a rising star in the country music field who has recorded a song that has a message perfect for talk radio conversation.  Indie Music Channel’s 2016 Best New Female Artist, this bright articulate woman has plenty of stirring things to say about what’s going on in America today and they are a perfect fit for talk radio of all formats and all political ideologies.  She delivers a powerful message in both her words and song lyrics – a message of peace, harmony and unity!  She’s garnering attention for her latest soul-stirring song, a patriotic piece titled “America United” that contains a lyric that ought to ring familiar with anyone who follows what’s happening in our nation – her vision to “Make America Great Again!”  To see and hear the video, please click here.  To book an interview please contact Chris Keaton at 615.319.5075 or

Katie McMenamin and Kelly McMenamin are sisters, professional organizers, personality-type experts, and founders of PixiesDidIt! Their business is an outgrowth of buttoned-up hedge fund analyst Kelly spending 30-odd years trying and failing to get her messy older sister Katie, a writer, to be more organized.  Countless fights ensued until they had an idea: What if there is more than one way to organize?  Today, they spend the bulk of their time organizing for clients, writing for their website, and giving talks on how to organize according to your personality type. Kelly lives in NYC with her husband and three sons and Katie lives in their hometown, the Land of Champions, a.k.a. Cleveland, OH, with her husband and three daughters.  The McMenamin sisters have written a new book titled, Organize Your Way: Simple Strategies for Every Personality (Sterling, 2017) and are available to do talk show interviews.  To learn more visit their website:  Katie McMenamin can be contacted by email at  Kelly McMenamin is at

shawmarkMark Shaw has written a fascinating new book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen (Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster, 2016).  Shaw provides compelling new evidence indicating that Dorothy Kilgallen, the mid-20th century investigative reporter, TV game show star and media icon found dead in her apartment in 1965 due to a reported combination of drugs and alcohol, was actually snuffed out for what she knew about the real story behind the murders of JFK and his alleged lone assassin Lee Harvey Oswald – including the identities of the actual perpetrators (!  Shaw has even written a letter to encourage the Manhattan D.A. to investigate the case in the name of justice and the public’s right to know.  Considering the current interest in the state of journalism, fake news and corruption at the highest levels of government and business – this discussion couldn’t be more relevant.  Shaw is an attorney and the author of more than 20 books ( and is an extremely credible guest. He was a legal analyst for USA Today and CNN during the Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant trials. His articles have been featured in the New York Daily News, Huffington Post, USA Today and the Aspen Daily News. To book Mark Shaw on your show call 415-940-0827 or email him directly at

duncanbernadetteBernadette Duncan is author of the highly anticipated book about talk radio titled, YAPPY DAYS: Behind the Scenes with Newsers, Schmoozers, Boozers and Losers (AuthorHouse/Talkers Books, 2016).  For 26 years, Duncan worked in the trenches of big-time talk radio during its most dramatic decades (1983-2009) – set against the backdrop of America’s pre- and post-9/11 realities when in one fateful day, talk radio went from its post O.J. Simpson default of covering celebrity murder mysteries (Gary Condit, Jon-Benet Ramsey, etc.) to an obsession with the reality and ongoing threat of civilian mass murder at the hands of terrorists.  She worked for some of the biggest names in the business during their glory days – Sally Jessy Raphael, Larry King, Tom Snyder, Lou Dobbs, Gil Gross, Charles Osgood and many more.  This veteran talk show producer and wife of TALKERS publisher Michael Harrison chronicles her career in the business in a candid manner and makes a compelling case on behalf of the importance of the position of radio producer – which she describes as being “the most under-rated, under-paid and under-appreciated job in commercial media.”  Producers and hosts interested in booking Bernadette Duncan on their shows can do so by calling Barbara Kurland at 413-565-5413.

bearmanethan3Ethan Bearman is a multi-talented media star on the rise.  In addition to his writing endeavors, Bearman is a skilled talk show host heard on KGO, San Francisco and in national syndication.  The genesis for hisbearmanbookcover new book, Liars and Whores: How Big Government and Big Business Are Working to Save Their Own Assets, Not Yours (Talkers Books 2015), goes back to his childhood when an uncle encouraged him to “question the system.”  The book is a populist, non-partisan approach to the economic and social challenges faced today by the average person trying to make a living and feed his or her family against the backdrop of an increasingly corrupt corporate and government culture.  It addresses the key issues of these times.  To book Ethan Bearman for your show, call Barbara Kurland at 413-565-5413.


On the air for over 20 years, Ric Edelman is an expert on all aspects of personal finance critical to your listeners:  investments, taxes, retirement planning, mortgages, saving for college, buying and leasing cars and more.  Ric has been three times ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron’s.   Ric is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and his eighth book, The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs, was published in April 2014.  In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Ric was named among the “Heavy Hundred” in the radio industry by TALKERS magazine.  Ric’s television show, The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman, airs on more than 200 public television stations across the country and has won 8 Telly Awards.  He is a member of the CNBC Digital Financial Advisors Council.  More information is available at:  To book Ric Edelman, contact Rick Fowler at 703-251-0109.

weismanwriterSteven J.J. Weisman is an attorney, educator, author and experienced broadcaster whose expertise in the area of identity theft has made him one of the country’s most-sought-after television and radio guests.  Most people think of use of credit cards over the internet as the obvious example if high-risk behavior that could lead to identity theft, but there are many other potential pitfalls via social media and smartphone use that most people don’t even think about – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  Weisman has published his most recent book, Identity Theft Alert, and he’s available to speak with your audience about this crucial topic.  Email: or visit to learn more.