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Episode 78: Show You The Money! [Banking Fees Ate My Homework]

This Ep: Special Guest:  Paul Derry author of "Inside a Police Informant's Mind"

This episode is quite the 'informative' one. First, GA is joined by show Executive Producer, the mysterious "Ken Adams" [a pseudonym for sure!] who pulls back the curtains on the high banking fee racket, little or no interest rate schemes, and the highly classified secret offer we have to actually PAY YOU $50 for listening! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to the offer and accept our invitation to receive $50 for free by upgrading your everyday banking choices. [seriously].  In keeping with the 'undercover' nature of this episode we also welcome a fascinating guest, Paul Derry, who 'wrote the book' [literally] on what it is like to become a police informant as they investigate some of the highest level criminal organizations.  Caution: This episode contains plenty of valuable intel that is both profitable and mind-blowing. GAR-OWN-TEED!

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Episode 77: Jordan, I am your father…

This Ep: Special Guest{s} Country Star Aaron Pritchett & son Jordan Pritchett + Galactic Guru Kris Sturgess

A whole lot of father & son awesome jammed into this episode. First, GA goes on location to Red Deer's first ever Maker Faire to converse with Kris Sturgess, the father to Ben & Luke (yep) & the creator of a working R2D2 worth $20,000...Shhh...keep it on the down lo. His wife thinks he made it out of a recycled garbage can and some blinky lights from Princess Auto.  Jumping to light-speed, GA does the Kessel run [not Kissel run, did that last ep] over to Bo's Bar & Grill in Red Deer & catches up with old-friend Canadian Country Star Aaron Pritchett for a special candid Father's Day chat with him & son Jordan.  "AP & JP" share heartfelt stories about opening for Superstar Garth Brooks on his recent Canadian tour, Aaron gives us the background on his awesome new cd; "The Score" , and Jordan dishes on his upcoming solo career plans following his success with pop band Faber Drive. Plus, if you stay to the end, you'll get a sneak preview of our next episode featuring GA's spine-tingling interview with Paul Derry, former police informant, and author of "Inside a Police Informant's Mind", who's now living under Witness Protection. Yep.  Caution: Intermittent use of 'flowery adjectives' in this episode courtesy of GA, Aaron are the opinions of the authors & not endorsed by the IT'S A SHOW editorial board. Officially speaking.

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Episode 76: Dry Meatloaf, The Domino Effect, Kissel & Tell All

This Ep: Smorgasbord of Special Guest{s} Luanne Carl, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Brett Kissel, Kevin Bushey

Wow! What a whirlwind episode this has turned out to be! In a nutshell:
Invited by THE Tera Lee, GA & Mrs. GA hit a private show in Edmonton where Canadian Country Music Icon Carolyn Dawn Johnson rocked the stage with country music luminaries like guitarist Matty McKay, drummer Mark Branconnier, and our special correspondent Luanne Carl from the band Domino [2015 ACMA Awards Band of the Year & Fans' Choice award winners!] not only shared the stage with CDJ that night, but was an eye & ear witness to Meatloaf's collapse in "Capital City" just scant days later. Thanks to old pal Duane Steele, we had All Access Pass [Homer: "All Access"] to a private fundraiser at the World Famous Red Deer Golf & Country club where GA caught up with CCMA & JUNO award winner ... Brent Kysil...wait, what? Who? oh yes, Brett Kissel, his band-mates and a certain Road Manager with a great story and fabulous hair. That would be you Kevin Bushey.

Editor's Note: Pretty sure [actually positive] GA screwed up the name of Domino's new record. For the record it's called Ghost and available at dominobandsite.com

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Episode 75: Our most viral episode yet! Featuring The Fireman & Comic Book Man

This Ep: Special Guest Joe Hill - NY Times bestselling author of "The Fireman" Guest: Ben Marasco - CEO, Red Deer Expo

GA is never on to shy away from a good story, and both of our guests this episode are all about GREAT stories. First up, celebrated New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill, the man behind many spine chilling best selling novels and a top grossing movie. His new book, "The Fireman" will leave you plagued with a desire to experience more of his work. Plus, his bedtime stories with his father, Stephen King [yes, THAT Stephen King] will leave you rethinking Spiderman. Continuing our sci-fi/horror/fictional bent, Greg beams up Ben Marasco, a young entrepreneur who is opening a Stargate and bringing THE Red Deer Comic & Entertainment Expo to the sleepy village of Red Deer, Alberta (pop 108,000) June 11-12, 2016. CAUTION:  Numerous references to Cosplay, global plagues with cool names & sci-fi nerdology within. Enter if you dare!

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Episode 74: Blame it On Our Youth - The Karac Hendriks Experience

This Ep: Karac Hendriks - Canadian country crooner, songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, blamer of youth

Podcast Premier of Karac's new single, "(Blame it on my) Youth"
This week GA takes a break from our continuing, and relentless!, pursuit of Jann Arden (who is sequestered in a secret location recovering from her JUNO Awards co-hosting duties) to chat it up with an old friend with new music! The "Pride of ... A Point Between Heinsburg & Dewberry Alberta", Edmonton-based Karac Hendriks is a gifted musician who has played with the likes of Gord Bamford, Aaron Pritchett, Adam Gregory, and even It's A Show Guest Alumnus Tina Tuner to name but a talented few. Karac has made good on a promise to himself to record a solo project and become the employer instead of the employee.  Fresh off the release of his radio single "(Blame it on My) Youth", Karac shares both the struggles and the payoffs of his extensive experiences in the music industry.  Listener Warning: This episode contains awesome tuneage including Karac's first ever single as a solo artist, "Blame It On My Youth", which is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your knees jerking.

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