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Tori Murden McClure

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Season 1: Episode #55: Dawn Landes Interview: Singer/Songwriter, "ROW," a musical inspired by Tori Murden McClure, the first women to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Baring It All with Call Me Adam

2021 UPDATE: DAWN LANDES’ ROW is playing at Williamstown Theatre Festival through Sunday, August 15, 2021. Purchase tickets here!On this episode of Baring It All with Call Me Adam, I chat with singer/songwriter Dawn Landes about: Her original music Composing her first musical ROW Her Kentucky roots Rowing - the sport End with Dawn "Baring It All" about something she's never talked about before Dawn is getting ready to release the music from her first musical, ROW (written by Daniel Goldstein) and inspired by Tori Murden McClure, the first women to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. ROW was supposed to have premiered during the Summer of 2020 at Williamstown Theatre Festival, but due to the global pandemic, it was postponed. However, Audible has picked up the show to record in the Fall of 2020. Dawn has five previous albums under her belt, including one in French. Her albums are: Meet Me At The River, Bluebird, Sweetheart Radio, Fireproof, and Mal Habillée (The French EP).Row will be available on all music streaming platforms on Friday, October 2. Find it here!After you listen to our interview, check out Dawn's Ted Talk about ROW & Tori Murden McClure.Connect with Dawn: http://www.dawnlandes.com Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Like What You Hear? Join my Patreon Family for exclusive behind-the-scene perks Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Visit: https://callmeadam.com for more interviews Special Thanks: My Patreon Family for their continued support: Angelo, Reva and Alan, Marianne, Danielle, Tara, and The Golden Gays NYC. Join the fun at https://patreon.com/callmeadamnyc. Get advance notice of interviews & behind-the-scene videos of my interviews. Theme Song by Bobby Cronin (https://bit.ly/2MaADvQ)  Podcast Logo by Liam O'Donnell (https://bit.ly/2YNI9CY)  Edited by Drew Kaufman (https://bit.ly/2OXqOnw) Outro Music Underscore by CueTique (Website: https://bit.ly/31luGmT, Facebook: @CueTique) More on Dawn:Dawn Landes is best-known for her precise songwriting and textured vocals that meld elements of indie rock, alt-country, and folk. Songs such as “Try to Make a Fire Burn Again,” “Bodyguard,” and “Straight Lines” have built her reputation as one of our best independent singer-songwriters, showcasing an ability to tell stories that makes her the perfect choice to write the songs for a musical like ROW.The show’s songs not only resonate in these trying times, they also make up an album that is a remarkable production and a collection of moving, powerful songs that take us on a journey with an unstoppable woman. There’s the rousing show-stopper “Independent Spirit,” about conjuring all of our courage in the face of impossible odds, backed by a cooing chorus and lyrics that illuminate the long legacy of pioneers who refused to be quelled by daunting obstacles.Dawn has managed to create a soundtrack that is simultaneously consistent and eclectic. A lamenting fiddle drives the dreamy waltz “Dear Heart” while the Jewish music tradition steers the prayerful “Avinu Malkeinu, Star of the Sea” and elements of Shakespeare’s King Lear inform the tempest-conjuring “Third Storm, King Lear.” “Second Storm, Hamlet” showcases Sonus Choir, a Nashville-based classical a capella choir, in a collaboration that Dawn says was a highlight of the project. There is also the showstopper “Row,” in which the spirits of Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, and Cher, (voiced by singers Carly Johnson, Sheryl Rouse and Kimmet Cantwell, respectively) act as sirens of encouragement to the show’s heroine.Other guests include Will Oldham offering a moving reading of the tender love song “Second Time Around”; Brigid Kaelin providing soaring vocals on “Oh Amelia”, a duet with Dawn; Tyrone Cotton singing as Muhammad Ali on “What Would Odysseus Do?;” and Ben Sollee as Tori’s sweet middle school crush on “Ode to Eric Fee.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

32mins

29 Jul 2021

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REPLAY Ep. 71 A Heroine Rocks the Boat with Tori Murden McClure 3-32-21

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast

Our guest this week, Tori Murden McClure, is a Renaissance woman. She has a law degree, a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard as well as a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University, the institution where she currently serves as President. She was the first woman and first American to ski 750 miles to the geographic South Pole. She worked as an assistant to Muhammad Ali at the Ali Center, and has served as a chaplain in Boston area hospitals. But what she is most known for is her solo journey to successfully row a boat across the Atlantic Ocean in 1999. Ten years later, she published her memoir about that experience, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Now, a little over ten years after publication, her book and story have a new life. A musical about her experience has been created, and her boat is part of the Frazier Museum’s Cool Kentucky exhibit. The book, which we discuss with Tori in this week’s episode, has a lot to do with 2020 in a roundabout way because it is about her battle with feelings of helplessness stemming from her childhood. And who in this world hasn’t been experiencing feelings of helplessness during this global pandemic? We can all relate to wanting to do something but not being able to. Tori talks to us about why memoir is in its own way is just another type of fiction, what completely different pieces of advice she received from her writing mentors during her MFA program that shaped her book, how her desire to write a book about a hero’s journey as a woman can be tricky and hasn’t been done often, and why we didn’t see her memoir as an Oprah book club selection. If you would like to see Murden’s sailless and motorless plywood boat The Pearl, it is on exhibit at the Frazier Museum in Louisville KY. This is a permanent exhibit but several items are on short-term loan. The album Row is a concept album about Tori’s journey rowing across the Atlantic written by Dawn Landes. It can be found on Amazon music. These songs are part of the musical Row which will be available via Audible in the Spring of 2021. Tori Murden McClure’s memoir can be found at your favorite bookstore or library. Books mentioned in this episode: 1- A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure2- When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography by Jill Kerr Conway3- Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl4- Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin5- A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh6- Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson7- Shakespeare's plays8- Iliad and Odyssey by Homer9- Dante's Inferno10- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden11- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi12- Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age by Fionna Maddocks13- Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession14- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman15- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

59mins

1 Apr 2021

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REPLAY Perks Ep. 71 | Tori Murden McClure | A Heroine Rocks The Boat | 3-31-21

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Our guest this week, Tori Murden McClure, is a Renaissance woman. She has a law degree, a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard as well as a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding University, the institution where she currently serves as President. She was the first woman and first American to ski 750 miles to the geographic South Pole. She worked as an assistant to Muhammad Ali at the Ali Center, and has served as a chaplain in Boston area hospitals. But what she is most known for is her solo journey to successfully row a boat across the Atlantic Ocean in 1999. Ten years later, she published her memoir about that experience, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean.Now, a little over ten years after publication, her book and story have a new life. A musical about her experience has been created, and her boat is part of the Frazier Museum’s Cool Kentucky exhibit.The book, which we discuss with Tori in this week’s episode, has a lot to do with 2020 in a roundabout way because it is about her battle with feelings of helplessness stemming from her childhood. And who in this world hasn’t been experiencing feelings of helplessness during this global pandemic? We can all relate to wanting to do something but not being able to.Tori talks to us about why memoir is in its own way is just another type of fiction, what completely different pieces of advice she received from her writing mentors during her MFA program that shaped her book, how her desire to write a book about a hero’s journey as a woman can be tricky and hasn’t been done often, and why we didn’t see her memoir as an Oprah book club selection.If you would like to see Murden’s sailless and motorless plywood boat The Pearl, it is on exhibit at the Frazier Museum in Louisville KY. This is a permanent exhibit but several items are on short-term loan.The album Row is a concept album about Tori’s journey rowing across the Atlantic written by Dawn Landes. It can be found on Amazon music. These songs are part of the musical Row which will be available via Audible in the Spring of 2021. Tori Murden McClure’s memoir can be found at your favorite bookstore or library.Books mentioned in this episode:1- A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure2- When Memory Speaks: Reflections on Autobiography by Jill Kerr Conway3- Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl4- Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin5- A Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh6- Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson7- Shakespeare's plays8- Iliad and Odyssey by Homer9- Dante's Inferno10- Small Spaces by Katherine Arden11- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi12- Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age by Fionna Maddocks13- Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession14- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman15- The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

59mins

1 Apr 2021

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Episode 174 - Tori Murden McClure, President Of Spalding University

Think Humanities Podcasts

On this week's episode of THINK HUMANITIES, host Bill Goodman is joined by Tori Murden McClure, President of Spalding University. President McClure talks about Spalding's mission and how the school has responded to the pandemic and calls for racial justice and reflects on her life and accomplishments.THINK HUMANITIES is made possible due to generous funding from Spalding University.

34mins

17 Mar 2021

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Tori Murden McClure - First Woman & American to Cross the Atlantic

The Rowing Podcast

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49mins

25 Oct 2020

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Tori Murden McClure: Demons and Dust

This I Believe

A childhood experience on a playground taught Tori Murden McClure a lesson about the importance of love and friendship that has stuck with her through the years and helped inspire her life's work.

5mins

16 Sep 2019

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12: Row Your Boat with Tori Murden McClure

Underdog

Download Podcast Tori is the first woman to ski across Antarctica and the first to row across the Atlantic Ocean. She faced heavy challenges from Mother Nature but found the will to never give up. She is currently the President at Spalding University in Kentucky and heavily involved in the community in Louisville. In this episode: Finding the importance of love and friendship in the middle of the ocean Overcoming the hardship of solitude Surviving through a hurricane The best moment working with Muhammad Ali Why education is the best platform for change Tori is the author of, "A Pearl in the Storm". You can find out more about her at apearlinthestorm.com/

41mins

20 Feb 2018

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MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs Episode #81: Tori Murden McClure

MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs

Adventurer, educator and administrator Tori Murden McClure believes integrity is the hallmark of leadership. Not only a local university administrator McClure has achieved a lifetime of adventure along the way. This vice president for external relations, enrollment management, and student affairs at Spaulding University holds an impressive number of degrees, as well as athletic records. Among her many athletic accomplishments, she was the first woman to climb Lewis Nunatak Summit in Antarctica, reached the peaks of Mt. Silverthorne in Alaska and Mt. Kenya in Africa, skied 750 miles to the South Pole, and was the first woman to row an entire ocean solo. McClure has achieved a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a Masters in Divinity from Harvard University, a J.D. from the University of Louisville, and a Masters of Fine Arts at Spalding University.

27mins

25 Jun 2017

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Episode 4: Tori Murden McClure on Snow Boots, Kindergarten, and Muhammad Ali

Five Things

This week's guest is Tori Murden McClure, currently the President of Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She is the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first woman to ski to the South Pole. And she can fix your car.

33mins

27 Oct 2016