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The Breaking Free Show Celebrates Its 8th Year Anniversary July 2018

For the past 7 years we have interviewed over 300 guests and produced 275 shows! 

Our audience is watching, listening and enjoying our topics covering all walks of life and business from art and spirituality to entrepreneurship, social media and science.
We cover the gamut.

We are here today because of all of you out there who support us.   You made it happen and we want to share this success with you: our loyal audience, colleagues, friends and family members.

We’ll keep on going each week and we will hit the next milestone with you.

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

Watch us live each Monday at 1PM ET

Watch our previous shows on Youtube.  



Why Are Buddhists So Happy? with Guest:  Julian Royce – September 17, 2018

Mindfulness and Buddhist expert Julian Royce joins the Monday, September 17, 2018 Breaking Free Show to explore how these two philosophies have served leaders and laborers alike for ages. The phone lines and chat will be open for your calls and questions. TUNE IN WITH US AT 1PM/EST at: Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!



Why Anonymous? With Guests:  Diana M. Needham, Pooja Chilukuri, Susan Joy Schleef, Rebecca Howell and Jessica Bryan – September 10, 2018

On Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1pm/EST host Marilyn Shannon and her 5 author guests will explore why some writers/authors choose to be anonymous while others do not.  This conversation will be lively and touch on the personal stories we write about each day. Why use a pen name? Why be yourself? And why no name? The chat and phone lines will be open for your calls and comments.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:

What Do Historical Detectives Do? with Guest:  Andrew Lawler  – August 27, 2018

Author Andrew Lawler joins us on the Monday, August 27, 2018 Breaking Free Show for a fascinating exploration into the past AND present.   How does looking back on historical events help us move forward?  The answers may surprise you.  TUNE IN WITH US AT 1PM/EST:


She Has A Big, Inspiring Story…and It Shouldn’t Be with Guest:  Gaelynn Lea – August 20, 2018

TED Speaker, classically trained violinist, and songwriter Gaelynn Lea joins us on the August 20, 2018 Breaking Free Show to explore her music, disability, sexuality, and activism.   Gaelynn Lea and host Marilyn Shannon will discuss culture, identity and what happens when we open our hearts and minds to the possibilities.   Join us at 1pm/EST for an unforgettable conversation and witness music like you’ve never heard before. TUNE IN WITH US AT:  #listenwithme  #marilynlistens


How Do We Really Know Ourselves? with Guest:  Dr. John Teske – August 13, 2018

By creating opportunities and making mistakes. Meet the former rock & roll psychology professor Dr. John Teske (now retired!).  Dr. Teske has studied psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, religion and narrative and survived a broken heart, raised children, made mistakes..  He joins us on The Breaking Free Show on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about life, what it takes to really know ourselves and the magic that happens when we do.  Join us for a fascinating excursion into our most secret selves where freedom lies.  This former college psych professor is down to earth and has a great sense of humor.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!


What Is Leading Morale, You Ask? with Guest:  Kate Nasser – August 6, 2018

Whether it’s at home or at our workplace, we are happier, healthier and more successful when morale is high.  We’re engaged and excited about the day ahead.  Kate Nasser, The People’s Skills Coach™, joins host Marilyn Shannon of The Breaking Free Show on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about leading morale!  What is it?  We will talk about the steps that engage and inspire those around us.  Our chat will be open and callers are welcome.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!



Who Were The Radium Girls? with Guests:  Kate Moore, Jorie Slodki and Rachel Kasten – July 30, 2018

In the early 20th century, thousands of young women were enticed by high wages and prestige to work in factories that produced clocks and military instruments with dials that glowed in the dark. This fascinating, new and intriguing glowing substance was  radium.  On July 30, 2018 at 1pm/EST – The Breaking Free Show welcomes Kate Moore, author of “The Radium Girls,” producer Rachel Kasten, and director Jorie Slodki of the play “These Shining Lives” to join us for a Show that you’ll never forget.  Kate, Rachel and Jorie bring a powerful, true story to a new generation:   As members of the workforce started to get sick, the companies knew the truth yet falsely insisted that radium was safe.   Only they didn’t tell the women.  The women waged an epic legal battle that took their cause all the way to the US Supreme Court and changed the rules of the workplace forever.  Our chat will be open and callers are welcome!  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!


Guess Which One is Marilyn’s Mom!? with Guest:  Gloria Lipman – July 16, 2018

Gloria Lipman, host Marilyn Shannon’s 93-year old mom, joins us for her annual show visit to talk about life as a twin and the people, places and ideas that shape her views inspiring her to say “YES!” to new adventures every day.    Join us at 1pm/EST.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:   Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!



What Is So Fascinating About The Lost Colony of Roanoke? with Guest:  Andrew Lawler – June 25, 2018

Andrew Lawler, an author and expert on The Lost Colony of Roanoke, America’s oldest unsolved mystery, joins The Breaking Free Show with host Marilyn Shannon on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about the people, places and ideas that shape this epic American story. Join us for a fascinating look backwards and into the future of who we are. Our chat will be open and callers are welcome! TUNE IN WITH US AT: Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!



What Do Our Pets Want Us to Know? with Guest: Denise Mange – June 18, 2018

Animal communicator Denise Mange is a certified dog trainer and founder of Pet Prana.  Denise joins The Breaking Free Show with host Marilyn Shannon on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about our animal companions and what their behavior – barks, nips and snuggles – really mean.  Denise will also offer live readings!  The chat and phone lines will be open for your comments/questions at:  919-518-9773.  Callers are always welcome via Skype Voice at:  computers2kvoice.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:   Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!



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What is the Story Behind the Art of Tattooing? with Guest:  Freddy Negrete – June 11, 2018

Legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete joins us live on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1pm/EST. Best known for his pioneering black-and-gray tattoo style, honed while serving time in the California State Prison system during a youth mired in abuse, gang life, and drug addiction, Freddy has lots to share.  His life, and the lessons learned from it, are the epitome of breaking free.  Join us for an extraordinary glimpse into the life of an extraordinary man who is open to life and ready for whatever the world sends his way.  


Speaker, Author and Radio Show Host Jess Dewell on the May 14, 2018 Breaking Free Show

How are you making time for your friendships in this busy crazy fun world we live in? 

Join guest Jess Dewell and host Marilyn Shannon as they explore the power of friendship.  This unique relationship– keeps us emotionally and physically healthy, connected and living longer, more robust lives.



Craft Brewers and Entrepreneurs Rev. L.A. and Amy McCrae on the April 23, 2018 Breaking Free Show

How Does Beer Connect Us Spiritually?

Craft beer brewers Rev. L.A. + Amy McCrae have faced homophobia, racism and discrimination yet hold fast to the idea that beer can bring a community to a common table. How and why does this everyday drink continue to connect us? We’ll talk about beer, entrepreneurship, love and life and its many dimensions! 



“Teacher-Preneur” and Self-Made Millionaire, Timolin Langin on the March 26, 2018 Breaking Free Show

This Teacher Earned A Million Dollars.  Want To Know How?

 As a “Teacher-Preneur,” author Timolin Langin is not only a public school teacher but she’s also a self-made Millionaire.   How did she do it?  She joins us to share her story, her attitude about money, and is ready to teach us ways that we can all reach greater personal wealth.  



The Breaking Free Show Welcomes Guest:  Dr. Audrey Evans on February 5, 2018

What Does Vision Require?

Medical ground-breaker, education advocate and visionary Dr. Audrey Evans  pioneered cancer research, changed the future of neuroblastoma and opened one of the first Ronald McDonald Houses in America.    Recognized as a Modern Hero and a member of The Greatest Generation, she joined us on The Breaking Free Show, February 5, 2018 at 1pm/EST.


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