It's Not So Late Show with Aaron Hanania
By Aaron Hanania
music, tips on how to grow on social media, positivity and many others.
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It's Not So Late Show with Aaron HananiaJan 29, 2023
Changemakers Episode 1: "We Are Norco"
I recently had the opportunity to visit Norco, Louisiana, a city in the heart of so-called "Cancer Alley," a region in the United States with some of the highest rates of cancer. This episode tells the tragic history of Norco as well as showing what it looks like today. I have made this episode as a way to bring these injustices to your attention.
If you or someone you know is facing an injustice or a challenge that others need to know about, please comment below and contact me. I'd love to make a segment to bring that to the attention of the world. I would like to thank the Louisiana Bucket Brigade for showing me around Norco and telling me the history of the area and bringing the tragedies to my attention so I can educate and inform others.
Below are my references that I have used to make this , in addition to the narrative shared with me by Sheila of the Bucket Brigade. This episode is the first in the new 'It's Not So Late Show' series: Changemakers, a series dedicated to showing individuals, companies, nonprofits and other forces making a positive change in their community.
Sources Cited: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBPMVbAJ56c https://scphistory.org/education-update/ https://naspweb.com/blog/today-in-history-1988-louisiana-shell-explosion/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3546767/#:~:text=In%20Cancer%20Alley%2C%20the%20mean,air%20toxics%20in%20ambient%20air. https://www.nps.gov/mamc/learn/historyculture/mary-mcleod-bethune.htm https://louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/search/mods_subject_geographic_ms%3A%2522Norco%20%28La.%29%2522 https://www.newspapers.com/clip/116445614/1973-shell-pipeline-explosion-kills-16/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-XH_pNfLgM Relaxing Chill Music | ARNOR by Alex-Productions | https://onsound.eu/Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Steven Bahls on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
Today I sat down with Augustana college president, Stephen Bahls, to talk about his upcoming retirement and look back at his career as president of a small liberal arts college. We discuss what goes into managing and running a college as well as some other fun events that he likes to show up to. As I learn it is a lot more than administrative work. We also talked about what is changed over 19 years and what he looks forward to seeing over the next president‘s career. And many other topics!
Carole Baskin on the "It's Not So Late Show'
This week I was joined by Carole Baskin . You may have known her from the hit TV series on Netflix Tiger King. This interview and conversation I wanted to get beyond what the tiger king show said about her and I want to focus on Tigers and how Carole strives to end big cat petting. We talked about a lot in a short conversation including the fact that tigers are very susceptible to COVID-19. We also covered various forms of media such as a prank call interview and her cameo. Carole also talked about how she coined her phrase ‘hey all you cool cats and kittens’ and so much more! You don’t wanna miss this!
Tj the Quad City Magician on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
I am on the road today in Davenport Iowa at the Gypsy Highway bar and Grill for an exit interview with TJ Regul. He is a magician on TikTok who has over a quarter million followers and I just had to get him on the show. We chatted about his career in Magic as well as some of the events he’s been featured at and we also talked about the logistics of Magic and how Magic is done in a virtual setting. He also recently started to make balloon animals after his TickTock audience mentioned that he should, so we discussed how that’s going and what goes into making a balloon animal. It’s a lot more challenging that may seem. At the end TJ was kind enough to even showcase one of his cool magic tricks where he switched the bills in my hand without touching it. You can follow TJ at the_Quad_Cities_Magician on all socials!
Mommas Boy on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
Today I was joined by mama‘s boy all the way from New Zealand. Is a band composed of Ryan and Andrea Stokes, A mother and son band that started during quarantine when Ryan decided to teach his mom how to play drums. We talked about how they came to be and what they enjoy doing such as making TickTock videos. We also talked about the recent live shows that they have done around New Zealand as well as some media attention that they are gaining as a result of mama‘s boy. They even played purple haze by Jimi Hendrix for me during the shell for you to enjoy. It was really fun talking to them and I hope you enjoy our conversation. You can tell him via mamasboy on TikTok and mamas_boy_official on Instagram!
Ken Bone on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
Ken Bone became a viral sensation at the 2016 Presidential Debate, and became known as the Red Sweater Guy. He joined the ‘It’s Not So Late Show’ to talk about his experiences at the debate as well as what it was like to be a viral superstar. He explains in our conversation that at times he had to be in more than one place at time, and other times had to deal with the police raiding his house and many other topics!
You can follow Ken on Twitter @KenBone18
Lathan The Kid Umpire on the "It's Not So Late Show"
Today's episode features Lathan, a 6 year old who has made some amazing moves in the Umpiring industry. He has been featured on ESPN Sports and Barstool for his incredible umpiring abilities. I spoke with him about what he foresees doing in the future and what it has been like to work with various teams on and off the field!
The funniest part of our conversation was when Lathan's tooth fell out! You don't want to miss that!
You can follow Lathan on social media under the name @lathantheekidumpire for more content!
Kody Hildebrand on the "It's Not So Late Show"
This week we are joined by Kody Hildebrand, also known as HildebrandMagic on TikTok. He is a magician who has won Connecticut's Got Talent and appears at various events around the world. He joined the “It’s Not So Late Show” to talk about how and why he became a magician and talked about how beginner magicians can learn how to perform tricks. He even performed a few magic tricks at the end of the show so stay tuned for those!
Freddy's Pizza on the'It's Not So Late Show'
Freddy's Pizzaria owner Joe Quercia... talks about how he and his wife Ann Marie launched the popular west suburban Italian bakery. The bakery located at 16th Street and 61st Avenue in suburban Cicero offers a wide range of freshly made Italian favorites including Italian subs, chicken limone, raviolis, pizzas and favorites like tavolata, garbanzo bean salads, and freshly made gelatos and Italian ice. Host Aaron Hanania gives you a front row table at one of the best and most popular luncheon spots in Chicagoland.
Paul Konrad on the 'It's Not So Late Show"
Nine time Emmy Award winning weatherman Paul Konrad talks about his career from news reporting to meteorology, his colleagues, and why the combination of serious news reporting and a strong edge of humor has made WGN's morning news show the top-rated news program in Chicagoland during an appearance on this weeks episode of the "It's Not So Late Show" with Aaron Hanania.
Salem Furrha on the "It's Not So Late Show"
Salem Furrha of the Furrha family joined the show this week! We talked about how his family was able to make content during the pandemic and gain international popularity. He said that the key was making content that is relatable to families! Salem also shared some stories about interactions he has had with other influencers as well as his fans!
In addition, we played “One’s Gotta Go” where Salem had to pick one item from a list of things that he believed had to “Go.”
His family can be found on social media as @furrhafamily
A new episode of the “It’s Not So Late Show” airs weekly! Stay tuned for the next episode.
Noah Deist on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
Today we are proud to have Noah Deist, a musician and professional looper on the show. We talked about how he got into music and the techniques he uses to perfect his loops! He even played a song for us at the end! You can find him on all social media platforms as @noah_deist
Sister Cindy on the "It's Not So Late Show"
Today we are joined by Sister Cindy, a long time campus preacher who has preached for over 40 years all over the U.S. Sister Cindy shared how she got into being a preacher and how she met her husband Brother Jed who is also a campus preacher.
Cindy also talked about what has changed the most over the years on campuses, and how she is able to reach so many students. She noted her recent success on tiktok which has allowed her to gain over 200K followers.
During our conversation we also played “Rapid Fire” in which the guest must answer a few rapid questions as quickly as they can!
If you would like to learn more about Sister Cindy you can follow her on Tiktok @sistercindyforreal or visit her website brojed.org
*Disclaimer* - The "It's Not So Late Show" promotes the expression of free speech and does not endorse any political candidates, opinions, or stances on any given subject.
Mark Gibson on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
Today Mark Gibson, acclaimed mentalist and magician joined the show. He has been featured on the Jimmy Fallon show and has performed for groups such as Lamborghini!
He shared some of his experiences such as being one of the youngest members of the renowned Magic Castle. During our conversation, Gibson also shared how he works with audiences during his mentalist sets, especially during covid. He also shared a bunch of advice for those who may be interested in pursuing a career in the magic industry.
He even did a few tricks at the end, which you don’t want to miss.
You can find Mark Gibson on social media as @MarkGibsonMagic.
Lizzy O'very on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
We are joined today by Lizzy O’very, talented musician who has recently been featured on the show ‘American Idol.’ During our conversation, we talked about her musical journey which includes her experience on American Idol. She also shared aspects of her writing style, which often include the use of an accordion and magical elements of sound. O’very also shared her message for those who are interested in pursuing a career in music.
During our segment, O’very shared a clip of her new upcoming single and we also played ‘Rapid Fire.’
You can hear her music on all streaming platforms, and her new song ‘Sun I Will Rise’ will be released on April 9th on all platforms!
Ron Jackson on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
We are joined by Ron Jackson, seven-string jazz musician! He talked about how he began playing the seven string guitar, and who inspired him to do it. His career in music started when he studied at Berkeley school of music! He has been making music ever since! Jackson shared some of his experiences from his career, such as having the opportunity to share his music around the world.
We also debuted a new segment called ‘One’s Gotta Go’ where the invited guest must pick one item from a list of things that they think has ‘gotta go.’
When he is not hitting the stage doing a gig, Jackson enjoys writing about music and teaching his students how to read music and play the guitar. He shares his music content and lessons on various social media pages (@ronjacksonmusic) such as tiktok, instagram, YouTube and his personal website ronjacksonmusic.com
Tony Ricca WWE H.O.F Wrestler on the 'It's Not So Late Show'
Hall of Fame WWE Wrestler, Tony Ricca joined our show this week! During our conversation we discussed a whole bunch of topics which included, where Tony’s famous ‘Yo-yo-yo’s’ originated from, the happenings that go into planning wrestling events, on-stage memories, the business behind wrestling and so much more!
During our conversation, Aaron debuted his new segment called ‘Rapid Fire’ in which guests have to answer simple questions as quickly as they can!
Huge thank you to Tony Ricca for joining our show! You can find him on all social media platforms as @tonyriccawwe and at his website tonyricca.com
Noowave founder, Greg Frontiero joins the 'It's Not So Late Show'
During our conversation, we covered a wide array of topics ranging from tiktok to influencing, to the ingredients of coffee!
Before working as the founder of noowave, Greg worked at Twitter. We talked about how Twitter’s CEO ran the company and how Greg is partially inspired by his leadership.
If you enjoyed our conversation, feel free to follow Noowave and greg on social media!
If you want to purchase some Noowave coffee you can get 10% off if you use code ‘AaronH’ at checkout!
Jon Glass of Galaxy Family on the'It's Not So Late Show'
Musician and recording studio mixer, Jon Class, of Galaxy Family joins Aaron to talk about his hit song from tiktok, how he produces music, what it is like on the road. At the end Class sings two of his songs, 'Pull It From My Teeth' and 'To Be Alone'
Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Ringmaster, Johnathan Lee Iverson joins the 'It's Not So Late Show"
I had the distinct honor to speak with Johnathan Lee Iverson, the longtime ringmaster for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. He joined the circus at age 22 which made him the youngest ringmaster.
During our conversation we talked about how and why he joined the circus, what goes into planning a circus, memories and interactions from the audience, clown cars, animals and so much more!
You can follow him on all social medias @thelastringmaster
Guest: The Carillon Guy, Zach Bigelbach
I am honored to be joined by Zach Bigelbach, aka the Carillon guy, who is Marquette University's Carillonneur! He talked all about his experiences playing the carillon and even played a few songs for me! You can follow him on tiktok as @thecarillonguy
Waldoo Founder Michael Barbieri joins the 'It's Not So Late Show"
Today we had guest Michael Barbieri join the show to talk about his new app for influencers, Waldoo. He explains where he got the idea from, and shares some fun stories and advice about the app!
How and why I became a musician! | 'It's Not So Late Show' Ep. 2
In today's episode, I walk through my journey of how and why I became a musician! I turn back the tables to my high school career and share some never before heard songs and stories with you!
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Welcome to the 'It's Not So Late Show' with Aaron Hanania.
In today's episode, Aaron introduced the show to his audience and outlined how he began his career as a 'tiktoker.' In addition he shared a short story about music and showcased what his new podcast series is going to discuss.
The "It's Not So Late Show' with Aaron Hanania is a weekly series that releases a new episode every Saturday! Each week Aaron will discuss a different topic which can range from gaming, to music tips, to how to become succesful on social media and everything in between! Stay Tuned!
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