KAREN KARBO is the author of fourteen award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction including the best-selling “Kick Ass Women” series. Her 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life (2004), about the last year she spent with her father before his death, was a New York Times Notable Book.

Tom Hallman Jr., 64, is considered one of the nation’s premier narrative writers. During his career, he has won every major feature-writing award. A common thread in all of Hallman’s stories is the exploration of the character’s heart and soul. He’s a frequent contributor to Readers Digest and author of four books.

Jennifer Batten’s been playing guitar since age 8. In 1987 she was chosen from 100 guitarists to play on Michael Jackson’s BAD tour which travelled the globe for 1 1/2 years. She remained with Michael Jackson for ten years. Within a year of the HIStory tour’s completion, British guitar icon Jeff Beck asked her to join his band.

This week I’m thrilled to talk Eyedentity with Barry Kibrick, three-time Emmy winner for best host and show for his series Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick. His program’s aired PBS for 24 years. Barry’s interviewed Queen Noor of Jordan, Ray Bradbury, James Ellroy, Anne Rice, Mario Puzo, Elmore Leonard, Ron Howard, Sir Riddley Scott, and many others. His new show on his YouTube Channel is called: Just Between Us. Barry was a recipient of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his enriching and entertaining programs. The award has been given to Mohammad Ali, political and influential businesspeople, seven U.S. Presidents and members of congress and celebrity influencers.

Welcome to the very first episode of Eyedentity Talk – a podcast that aims to create deeper conversations with dynamic people from all walks of life about how new lives completely shifted who they thought they were and ultimately, how they come to “see” themselves again.

Today, I’m excited to converse with Kevin Rankin. Aside from being a rockstar drummer, he’s an amazing human and a talented individual, that like many of us, went through some meaningful midlife shifts.