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Famous Lost Words” unearths the greatest interviews of all time. Hosted by songwriter and legendary MuchMusic Veejay Christopher Ward and longtime CHUM radio producer (and archivist) Tom Jokic, “Famous Lost Words” is a weekly podcast on the iHeartRadio Canada app. It’s a deep dive into the extensive iHeartRadio archives – featuring classic interviews that haven’t been heard since they first aired.
 
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Episode 41 continues the spooky Halloween season with the ghastly true crime story of the Smuttynose Axe Murders. On a remote island miles off of the coast of Maine two women were brutally murdered in 1873. Learn the story behind the crime and why there might be questions as to who the killer was even to this day. Nothing was cooler as a child of t…
 
In 1978, Steven Tyler and Aerosmith made the mistake of starring in the movie flop “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. It was beginning of a downturn for the band’s fortunes. This week’s interview comes from that time period – as they gamely try to hype the film and talk about the band’s past success. Tyler even explains why they dropped one of…
 
Episode 40 is the first of October and begins the spooky Halloween season. This week's show kicks it off with the story of Cape Cod's loneliest grave. Located deep in the woods of North Truro. Who was Thomas Ridley and why is he buried so far from civilization? The next Road Trip segment features Winchester, Virginia. It has a connection to the Civ…
 
Episode 39 begins with tips and advice for those looking to train for and finish a fall marathon. When you've run out of water and busted through the Runner's High you know you're marathon training. There's also stories from the last marathon I ran. They've won 6 Super Bowls in the 21st Century. However growing up in the 1980's being a New England …
 
In our Season 7 debut, we feature a fantastic 1989 interview with The Rolling Stones. Burying the hatchet after the turmoil of the mid ‘80s, Mick and Keith are positively giddy as they talk about the “Steel Wheels” album and tour. Keith says he knew they were going to be okay when they spent 5 minutes in a room together and didn’t want to kill each…
 
Episode 38 of the podcast is a special bonus episode. On September 24, 1991 Nirvana released their 2nd album Nevermind. It changed the music industry by introducing Grunge music to a broader audience. Kurt Cobain became a voice of a generation whether he wanted to or not. The band and the album broke barriers and eventually dethroned Michael Jackso…
 
Episode 37 starts with the time I briefly wrote for Travel Channel's website. How did it come about? What were some benefits? What were some problems? Take a trip back in time and reminisce about some favorite defunct New England based stores. These were all once giants of business but no more. They are collected in the latest Top 5 list. The epic …
 
We're pumped that the new season of Famous Lost Words is only days away! Among the goodies we've unearthed... A fantastic 1989 chat with The Rolling Stones, which finds Mick and Keith happy to be reunited after the sniping of the mid '80s. Plus, Christopher and Tom reflect on the profound impact of drummer Charlie Watts A wonderful 2014 chat with T…
 
Episode 36 shines a light on Cape Cod's first ever radio station. It came in with a lot of buzz but quickly died out. It did however lead to all of the stations that exist now so it deserves its spot in history. We take a special Road Trip to the hallowed Civil War grounds of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was an amazing and humbling experience to wa…
 
Episode 35 begins with a return to the Restaurant Storytime series. For part III we take a look at what happens when people feed swans at a restaurant after being told not to. It does not end well. Take a Road Trip to the sweetest place in America. The Chocolate Capital, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Though there is more to see in this mid-sized town it i…
 
Episode 34 is another special bonus episode. It is all about the job that landscapers do. It is so much more than raking and mowing lawns. It is long hours in the hot sun, long travel times in between jobs, and even physical injuries. On this episode there will be some personal stories of the landscaping days, including concussions, separated shoul…
 
Episode 33 begins with a classic tale of old New England folklore. Could a creeping vine predict impending deaths of a cursed family? This is the tale of the Dummerston Vine Cemetery of Vermont. VCR's, Rotary Phones, and more! What are the Top 5 pieces of Obsolete Technology of the last 40 years? These are the things that were huge at one point but…
 
Episode 32 starts with one of the most infamous murder cases in American history. Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother 40 whacks. Or did she? Although acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River in 1892 the court of public opinion was far different. Lizzie Borden's story is fascinating and goes far beyond the double-m…
 
Episode 31 begins with an overview of my amazing 2019 Road Trip. Spanning 2,100-miles, 6 days, and 11 states, it was chock full of incredible sites I had always wanted to see. In this episode I explain why I went, how I pulled off so many miles in such a short time, and preview some of the places I saw. We begin the journey with a trip to Hudson, N…
 
Episode 30 is a special Bonus edition of the podcast. It is a subject I've wanted to speak on for a while and was just waiting for the appropriate time. It is all about one of my oldest and most important friends in my life. His name was Matt and he passed away suddenly and far too young four years ago. This episode will deal with losing someone, t…
 
Episode 29 kicks off with my memories of my one and so far only television appearance. I go into detail about how I got on WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston's Award-Winning show Chronicle in 2019 and give some behind the scenes fun stories. We take a Road Trip to the small town of Middleborough, Massachusetts. Nestled halfway between New Bedford and Plymout…
 
Episode 28 begins with a return to the Dedication to the Craft series. This time it is a wild, fun-filled trip Steve and I took to Martha's Vineyard. It includes alpacas, fearless skunks, Jaws filming locations, and more! The mood gets darker with the story of cannibalism on Boon Island, Maine. A shipwreck 300 years ago led to the survivors making …
 
Our Season 6 finale is a celebration of Canadian music as we speak to some of Canada’s greatest performers about their cities and experiences. - Randy Bachman on the Winnipeg concert that changed his life. - Blue Rodeo on how a trip to New York made them better musicians and prepared them to conquer the Toronto scene and the Canadian charts. - Nell…
 
Episode 27 begins by sharing the long history of a Southern New England staple, the Benny's retail store. Originally an automotive store it evolved into a place you could get anything you needed over its nearly a century in existence. Take a Road Trip to the little seaside resort town of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. It may be less than 2 square mi…
 
The history of the iconic supernova that was the Cape Cod Coliseum is covered in depth on a special Bonus episode of the podcast. Episode 26 covers the flash in the pan that was the Coliseum beginning with its inception as mainly a hockey rink for youth hockey and the Cape Cod Cubs. What followed was a who's who of musical talent throughout the 197…
 
Our first all-‘90s episode reflects the wildly divergent music of that decade: The Goo Goo Dolls talk about their unexpected success Posh Spice explains Girl Power amid the early days of Spice-mania Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty recalls the stories behind their biggest hits Amanda Marshall gets a huge boost from Elton John Jewel goes from living in…
 
Episode 25 has a few new and exciting changes! The debut of the Top 5 includes Cape Cod Icons, the places you have to see and experience if you have never been to the Cape, or even if you have been a thousand times. Restaurant Storytime Part II goes back to my first year in the industry. A humble dishwasher embroiled in a food fight that ended in a…
 
Episode 24 starts off with a special interview. Mason Pryme is a highly-rated, award-winning chef. He is now plying his trade at the Cleat & Anchor in Dennis Port. He share why this is his favorite place he has worked thus far and why you should come visit(Hint: Smoked BBQ, a huge craft beer list, live entertainment) For decades a looming hulk sat …
 
This week: an incredible 2004 Janet Jackson interview, recorded just weeks after her infamous Super Bowl appearance. Janet is reticent at first, but then she relaxes and talks about everything from her childhood, her love of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder (who were family friends), her personal life, her live performances and yes, the Super Bowl. A …
 
Episode 23 starts with a look back at one of Cape Cod's most iconic restaurants: Mildred's Chowder House. In the shadow of the Barnstable Airport this legend spent decades delivering classic clam chowder to locals and visitors alike. It is still looked back upon fondly more than 20 years after it closed. This episode's Road Trip is a journey to one…
 
Episode 22 is another shorter bonus episode of the podcast. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and this episode is a deep dive into shining a light on mental health issues, specifically depression. Chris Cornell was an extremely talented, versatile, and successful musician for more than 25 years. In the early morning hours of May 18, 2017 after a…
 
Who do you prefer – The Beatles or Stones? Tom catches Christopher off-guard with a new game as he puts Christopher on the spot! We learn that he loves Joni (we knew that) but Journey?… not so much. We’ll also continue with our epic tribute to songwriting! Elton John talks about writing with Bernie Taupin. George Michael explains how the craft of s…
 
Episode 21 is packed! It is the week of the launch of my 6th book Iconic Hotels and Motels of Cape Cod through Arcadia Publishing/History Press! I go over some of what went into the creation of this book, how Covid delayed it, and where to get it! Also join in the Book Launch Livestream Monday May 24th at 7:30pm on Instagram. In 1984 a nearly 500-f…
 
This is a special bonus episode of the podcast. Episode 20 falls on the 2 year anniversary of the death of my grandfather John Sullivan. I thought what better way to honor him than by sharing who he was, what he did, and why he was the person I try to be in my own life. We start with an overview of his life. From his childhood in Fitchburg, adultho…
 
Episode 19 starts off with the debut of a fun new segment. Restaurant Storytime shares entertaining, strange, but totally true stories from my nearly 2 decades in the restaurant industry. This first story is all about a snowball fight gone wrong. Next up is a Road Trip to Owl's Head, Maine. An absolutely quintessential Maine small town there is a l…
 
This week – an epic episode (epic-sode?) on great songwriters! Paul McCartney talks about working with John Lennon. John Mellencamp explains why he doesn’t get fancy with his lyrics. Joni Mitchell reveals the funny reason she first took up the guitar. Gordon Lightfoot breaks down the craft of creating songs. Carly Simon talks about how being in mot…
 
Episode 18 begins with the unique Storyland amusement park that stood where the Cape Cod Mall currently stands. A beloved fixture of the 1950's and 1960's this Mother Goose inspired attraction was a destination before Hyannis became the hub of the Cape. In the picturesque beauty of Northern Vermont, placed perfectly between Lake Champlain and the G…
 
Welcome to the Latter-day Saint Perspectives Podcast. I’m your host Laura Harris Hales. I created this podcast over four and a half years ago. As I prepare to shutter the production, I am going to follow the example of fellow podcaster Nick Galieti and post an introductory episode explaining how this podcast got started, what I hoped to accomplish,…
 
In one of the best interviews from our archives, we have a chat with Peter Gabriel from 1986, as he talks about “So”, which is about to become the biggest album of his career. Peter also talks about his work with Amnesty International and how he feels about “charity fatigue”. Gabriel also fights back at the notion that he has sold out just because …
 
Episode 17 starts with chicken strips and ice cream as I reminisce about lunch dates with my Nina at Friendly's. From patty melts, Fishamajigs, Jubilee Rolls, to Jim Dandy sundaes and Fribbles there were few places I loved going more as a kid than Friendly's. Learn some of the history of this New England/Northeast staple. Nantucket island is so fil…
 
It's the Sweet 16 episode of the podcast. Raise a glass to one of Cape Cod's Prohibition-era speakeasy's. The Casa Madrid sat among the trees in a quiet village of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts however inside the unique building was a raucous party atmosphere. The only thing bigger than the party was the raid that exposed the illegal activities goi…
 
We start this week’s show with Supertramp. And the more you listen, the more you can hear the rift between Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies. Then, during our extensive Peter Cetera chat, the old wounds between him and the rest of the guys in Chicago are laid bare. Are you sensing a theme here? For the rest of the episode it’s the stories of famous bre…
 
Episode 15 is a very bittersweet one. I am sad yet proud to share a celebration of life for my Nina, Rosemarie Sullivan, who passed March 23. It is a refection of the amazing person she was, with some funny moments as well. It is meant to bring back good memories of loved ones for anyone who has lost those who meant so much. We take a Road Trip to …
 
The Interview In this episode of Latter-day Saint Perspectives Podcast, Laura Harris Hales interviews R. Eric Smith and Matthew C. Godfrey about Know Brother Joseph: New Perspectives on Joseph Smith’s Life and Character, the new book that they coedited with Matthew J. Grow. The Joseph Smith Papers Project has published thousands of pages of transcr…
 
What happens when the world’s most famous musician is forced to stay at home during lockdown? Why, he records an album, of course! In a new interview, Paul McCartney tells us what he’s done during “rockdown” – including the creation of “McCartney III”. He also explains how working with his daughter Mary is very much like working with his late wife …
 
Episode 14 starts with a special introduction to photography. Recorded on location at the Old Stone Church in West Boylston, Massachusetts I interview professional photographer Steve Drozell. He shares some tips for those looking to get into photography and hints on how to improve your work for those that have wanted to take better photos. Springti…
 
Lucky Episode 13 of the podcast begins with the story of The Outermost House in Eastham, Massachusetts. The tiny dune shack known as Fo'castle was where author Henry Beston lived for a year and wrote of life on Cape Cod's Great Beach. But what of the shack after the book was written? We explore that here. Take a trip way Back in the Day to Chuck E …
 
In part 2 of our Motown tribute, Stevie Wonder talks about his very first hit and how his music reflects who he is. Michael Jackson explains how the Jackson 5 were discovered. Lionel Richie talks about attending “Motown University”. Legendary songwriter Lamont Dozier shares the very funny story behind “Stop! In The Name Of Love”. Martha Reeves tell…
 
In Episode 12 I share the process and results of my Ancestry DNA test. There were definitely a few surprises but overall it was a highly informative and positive experience. I'll let you know the nuts and bolts of the process for anyone who was thinking of purchasing a test kit for themselves. We take a look back at one of the originals of New Engl…
 
This week, a spectacular tribute to Motown. We begin with the legendary Smokey Robinson talking about his start with the label, his biggest hits, writing for others and his favourite Motown performer. Smokey also talks about Diana Ross, The Temptations and other Motown legends. In the most powerful interview clip, Smokey reveals the considerable ch…
 
We’ve got an excess of INXS this week! First up is a 1982 chat with Michael Hutchence from the band’s early days, talking about honing their sound in Australia, plus his partnership with Andrew Farriss. Then, we have a new interview with Andrew himself, who looks back at those heady days in the ‘80s and ‘90s when INXS toured the world and ruled the…
 
Episode 11 is a loaded show! It begins with a special interview with Katie Marks. Her clothing and apparel company Wear Your Wish launches on February 28th. She describes her journey from single mother to business owner in an interview sure to inspire! We go Back In the Day to a fun game we used to play in my neighborhood growing up. Whether you ca…
 
Famous Lost Words is back! In our Season 6 premiere, it’s a tribute to Eddie Van Halen, in which we discuss Eddie’s career and play ‘80s-era interview clips of his bandmates. And Tom talks about his very embarrassing real-life encounter with Eddie and Valerie Bertinelli. Plus, we have a classic interview with the legendary Roy Orbison, who talked a…
 
Episode 10 marks 7 years since the very first author event for my very first book In My Footsteps: A Cape Cod Travel Guide. I take a look back at that event, what led up to it, how it went, and how events evolved after. This week's Road Trip takes us as far east as we can go in the United States. The tiny town of Lubec, Maine is within sight of Can…
 
Episode 9 of the podcast has a special interview segment: Covid In College. I interview my two oldest nieces about the changes and challenges they have faced going to college during the pandemic. We take a look back at one of the most infamous storms to ever hit New England, the Blizzard of '78. This storm changed the shape of Cape Cod immensely, s…
 
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