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Jane Wilkens

12 Podcast Episodes

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BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael Show: Doctor on Call

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Dr. Drew on feeling Better Than Before after COVID - Jane’s guest today is the world-renowned internist and addiction specialist, best-selling author, and prolific television, radio and podcasting host, Dr. Drew Pinsky. Dr. Drew, who has appeared on virtually every national and cable network, and hosted such award-winning shows as Loveline, Dr. Drew On Call, Lifechangers, Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew, The Dr. Drew Podcast, This Life with Dr. Drew, and the digital #AskDrDrew and Dose of Dr. Drew, has informed and inspired generations of patients and devoted fans alike for decades. On this segment, Dr. Drew discusses, among other topics, his fascinating career and how COVID-19 has impacted addiction in general and his own personal experience with recovering from the virus and its lingering aftereffects. To that end, he also shares advice for how listeners can restart their lives, even during the pandemic, and use the time wisely to better themselves. Furthermore, Dr. Drew talks about his personal health and wellness regime and why he chose to get involved with Aditext and AditexScore, a revolutionary new technology which provides a personalized comprehensive profile of our immune systems and how it responds to various diseases and therapies.


4 Mar 2021

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BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael: A Heart to Heart with Queer Eye's Karamo Brown

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Jane’s special guest today is Karamo Brown, the trusted culture expert on the Netflix hit series Queer Eye, whose accolades, besides reality TV star, also include best-selling author, host, activist, producer, Dancing with the Stars contestant, and devoted dad. Karamo lives his life for others and gives much of his time to charities, politics and non-profits. Beloved by millions of fans, in these stressful times, Karamo has become a guiding light to those seeking ways to find happiness and emotional well-being, positive energy and increased self-esteem. On this episode, Karamo will discuss, among other important topics, the evolution of his career and reality shows in general, starting with his role on The Real World Philadelphia, how he prepares himself for intense interventions on Queer Eye and, as an expert in empathy, how he connects so deeply and wholeheartedly with people across all divides and how we, too, can be more empathetic to others. Learn how he encourages everyone to stay focused on their unique style, unique needs, and unique journey; and about his belief that comparison is the thief of joy. Furthermore, he shares the secrets to his flawless complexion and tips and tools on staying calm and centered. He also talks about his long time struggles with migraines and, to that end, his involvement with the Know Migraine Mission Initiative sponsored by Novartis that helps those who suffer from this debilitating condition, as well as anyone who wants to assist friends and loved ones who may experience them. All in all, listeners will be inspired by Karamo’s unstoppable energy, innate caregiver persona and heightened social awareness that will help them all lead lives that are Better Than Before.


4 Feb 2021

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BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael Talking with the Legendary Lidia Bastianich

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During these challenging months when we spend so much time sheltering in place, many of us are taking the time to learn new skills. And Lidia Bastianich, Jane’s very special guest today, is uniquely suited to share the secrets of her years of success as the paragon of Italian-American cuisine. Indeed, Lidia is a world-renowned celebrity chef as well as an Emmy award-winning television host of a plethora of cooking shows on PBS and best-selling author of 13 books, her most recent additions being a memoir, My American Dream, A Life of Love, Family and Food, and a new cookbook Felidia, named for one of her landmark Manhattan restaurants. In fact, Lidia runs several super successful Italian restaurants including Felidia, Del Posto and Becco, is a partner in the epicurean empire Eataly and has also created a line of namesake pastas and sauces. On this segment, Lidia and Jane discuss how anyone can master the art of cooking, the importance of eating well, her family, her heartwarming personal history and how she came to appreciate our nation's diversity though culture, tradition and food. She also shares her favorite mantras and secrets for longevity, good health and well-being. The episode also features Lidia's discussion of her newest show which premiers on PBS on January 29th at 9:00 pm ET. In this groundbreaking series, Lidia celebrates America: A salute to First Responders, she spends virtual time with heroes on the front lines. Uniquely suited to the times, it is a show that highlights the moving stories of medical workers, firefighters battling wild fires in California, paramedics, military, and police, who have become so crucial in our lives today. Check your local PBS listings for show dates and times.


21 Jan 2021

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BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael Show: Modern Health and Wellness

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Julie Bowen discusses her new docuseries - Jane’s guest, for an encore performance, is the fabulous Julie Bowen. After 11 years and two Emmy wins from her role as the hilarious Claire Dunphy in Modern Family, Julie is pursuing new and exciting opportunities. In addition to starring in critically acclaimed movies and an upcoming TV sitcom, Julie is also the narrator of a powerful new 4-part docuseries called “Population Health.” Produced by Attention and Rally Health, the series examines consumer perceptions, concerns and challenges related to preventive care in general and the impact of COVID-19. In four parts, the shows cover such diverse topics as heart health and mental well-being, and why taking small steps is essential even while taking a holistic approach. On our episode today, and joined by noted physician Dr. Elmo Agatep for his medical perspective, Julie opens up about her own heart issues and gives us a peek into the health-conscious lifestyle that she shares with her three young sons. Listeners will learn how to best prevent disease in the future and be motivated to manage all aspects of their health to look and feel Better Than Before.


12 Nov 2020

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BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael Show: The Return of the King

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Cousin Brucie is back on 77WABC Radio - Jane’s guest today is the legendary radio personality Bruce Morrow, known by his legions of fans worldwide as Cousin Brucie. Inducted into both the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, this acclaimed and beloved broadcasting icon, who first introduced fans to The Beatles, The Stones, 60’s Soul and Surf music, to name but a few, has just returned to the airwaves at the station he helped build decades ago. Until recently, Morrow’s weekly Sirius/XM Satellite Radio programs, “Cruisin’ with Cousin Brucie” and “Cousin Brucie’s Rock & Roll Party,” have been heard by hundreds of thousands of every age in the US and around the globe. But now, everyone’s favorite Cousin can be heard live from 6 to 10 pm ET every Saturday night hosting Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Night Rock & Party. On this segment, Jane and Bruce will discuss such diverse topics as where his love of radio all began, the difference between satellite and terrestrial radio, how he balances his work and personal life, his secrets for career longevity, the best tips to follow to have a thriving career in broadcasting and his exciting move to WABC. For those of us who have counted on Cousin Brucie to provide the soundtrack for our lives, just hearing his unforgettable voice makes us feel Better Than Before! You can listen to his show live on 77WABC, New York, sister station WLIR-FM 107.9, Hampton Bays, NY, and streaming across the country on the WABC App, and on www.wabcradio.com.


15 Oct 2020

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BTB: Jane Wilkens Michael Show: Hale and Hearty

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Tony Hale on overcoming asthma - Jane’s guest today is the incredibly talented Tony Hale. We all know him from his roles in the groundbreaking Fox comedy series Arrested Development, in Walt Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4, and as the hilariously obsequious Gary Walsh on the HBO political comedy VEEP — for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards. He now also voices Archibald in the DreamWorks show, Archibald's Next Big Thing, the animated kids show streaming on Netflix, which is based off a children’s book of the same name that he wrote. And numerous new and exciting projects are in the works. But what many of us don’t know about Tony is that he is one of the more than 25 million Americans living with asthma, a respiratory disease that is associated with symptoms such as wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. It has been a lifelong journey for him. So much so, that in an effort to help allay the frustration and anxiety that often comes with it, Tony has recently teamed up with the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to get the word out that there are, in fact, different types of asthma, and more importantly, they require different types of treatments. On this segment, Tony discusses his new campaign, his illustrious career, shares his lifestyle advice, including how he deals with stress and anxiety, and talks about his favorite things. It’s an enthralling interview you don’t want to miss.


27 Aug 2020

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BTB - Jane Wilkens Michael - Dr McGrail - Bye Anxiety

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Staying calm while carrying on - Jane’s guest today is Dr. John McGrail, a renowned self-improvement expert and much sought-after hypnotherapist and spiritual teacher on personal growth and successful life transformation. He has developed a unique and powerful process, the McGrail Method of Quantum Synthesis, a true fusion of art and science, wisdom and practice, an amalgam of his lifelong study of the human condition and spirituality. Indeed, Dr. McGrail’s passion for teaching and coaching has helped thousands of his patients overcome whatever issues that prevent them from living life to its fullest potential through his practice, best-selling book, The Synthesis Effect:Your Direct Path to Personal Power and Transformation, and popular video series on YouTube, A Better You in a Minute or Two. On this segment, Dr. McGrail will share tips and tools for alleviating stress, irritability, anxiety, phobias, sleep disruption and overall angst to help listeners become Better Than Before in every aspect of their lives, now and forever more.


28 May 2020

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Better than Before: The Jane Wilkens Show: The Best of Body and Beauty!

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Today on the Jane Wilkens Michael Show…Better Than Before, Jane’s first guest is Dr. Emily Kiberd, a renowned chiropractic physician and founder of one of Manhattan’s most popular healthy living emporiums, the Urban Wellness Clinic. Dr. Kiberd will discuss why the holistic healing options the clinic offers, that aside from chiropracty, include physical therapy, sports training, personal training, running rehab, performance nutrition and yoga, are essential for feeling Better Than Before. Joining the conversation is banking executive Philip R. Michael (Yes, Jane's son!), who will talk about the positive effects these therapies have had on his personal performance in the corporate world. Jane will also be speaking with Gail Sagel, creator of Faces Beautiful, a beauty concept store and website, who has written the best seller, Making Faces Beautiful, a primer for quick and easy-to-apply makeup techniques, and the e-Book, FACE IT, that is tailored to women over fifty. She offers listeners easy to follow tips and tools  for creating beauty both inside and out.


4 Aug 2016

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Better than Before: The Jane Wilkens Show: Two Beauties Talk!

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Today on the Jane Wilkens Michael Show...Better Than Before, Jane will be joined by Molly Sims, celebrated Supermodel, New York Times best-selling author, TV star and humanitarian. Molly speaks candidly about her hard-fought journey to become a successful model--- including five-times on the cover of the Sport's Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and starring in countless ad campaigns, from Chanel to Victoria’s Secret to Cover Girl Cosmetics---and the current joys of motherhood. Molly also divulges the easy-to-follow, beauty, health, fitness, wellness and parenting tips, tools and secrets that are featured on her fabulous website, mollysims.com, and in her recent book, The Everyday Supermodel: My Beauty, Fashion, and Wellness Secrets Made Simple. Jane will then interview the very beautiful and talented actress, singer and producer, Bellamy Young. Bellamy, a Yale University graduate, shares highlights from her sweeping career, ranging from Broadway to starring in ABC TV's hit show, "Scandal," and discusses her strategies for dealing with the stresses of her hectic schedule. She talks, too, about her protocol for conquering her life-long battle with debilitating migraines, and why listeners who suffer from them can benefit from it, as well.


21 Jul 2016

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Better than Before: The Jane Wilkens Show: Beauty and The Best!

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Today on The Jane Wilkens Michael Show…Better Than Before, meet Dr. David Shafer, a renowned plastic surgeon and the go-to doctor of the world’s most beautiful people. Dr. Shafer is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader and an innovator in his field and is a peer-nominated Castle Connolly Top Doctor and perennial winner of the Patient’s Choice Award. He discusses with Jane how technology and surgical techniques have improved over the years, and offers advice on how to keep looking radiant, rejuvenated and Better Than Before forever more. Jane will also be joined by Graceanne Svendsen, a talented laser technician and brilliant health coach, who works with Dr. Shafer in his state-of-the-art Manhattan clinic. Graceanne talks about the latest in complementary and non-invasive therapies and the importance of proper nutrition, skin care, and a holistic approach to health and wellness in overall beauty.


30 Jun 2016