Ep.1494: A Gamer Makers Life and Ep.1495: Why We Travel

September 14, 2022
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Author Jeffrey Breslow.Starting with a literal bang, Jeffrey Breslow tells the gripping account of how the inventor held his company together after an employee opened fire in the Marvin Glass and Associates conference room in 1976. The gunman killed two of the Chicago firm’s partners and an employee and critically wounded two more employees before killing himself. He missed taking a bullet only because the gunman didn't see him. The gunman left behind a hit list of fourteen names. He later learned his name was second on the list. After the shooting, and despite his youth, Breslow's partners voted him in as managing partner. Thrust into leadership by default, he faced incredible challenges, including consoling the families of the victims, dealing with the staff’s PTSD, and rebuilding a sense of safety and morale. He spent more than 41 years inventing toys and games including Simon, Operation, Guesstures, the Evel Knievel Motorcycle, Mousetrap, and UNO Attack and is the only toy designer to win the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval twice. He was inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame in 1998 Kathryn also interviews Author Patricia Schultz.Pairing beautiful, transportive color photos with pearls of wisdom, lists, and essential travel tips, Patricia Schultz focuses not on where or when to travel, but on how travel enriches us and why we choose to do it. Leading with the idea that travel is food for the soul, Schultz passionately (and convincingly) makes the case that it’s one of the most richly rewarding experiences we can have, whether we travel near or far, in person or virtually. Alongside these evocative images are Schultz’s own stories of some of her most rewarding trips, like going in search of the Northern Lights in Alaska's Arctic Circle, exploring Florence in her post-collegiate days, and finding her most lasting memory of a trip to Zimbabwe in a classroom of five-year-olds. She’s the NYTimes bestselling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and has written for the WSJ, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Weekly and Frommers and Berlitz Travel Guides

The Kathryn Zox Show

Wednesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mike with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

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Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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