FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast

FOR DUMMIES: The Podcast

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Sep 21, 2020 27 min

With all the restaurant restrictions, time to learn to cook.

This week we’re going to learn all about the basics of cooking for yourself, which can be just as rewarding as eating. Host, Eric Martsolf is diving into “Cooking Basics For Dummies” by Bryan Miller and Marie Rama with Eve Adamson. Between this episode and the book, we’re going to get you started on the road to being your family’s personal chef in no time. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marie Rama is a recipe developer, food writer, and coauthor of Cooking Basics for Dummies and Grilling for Dummies. She lives in Yonkers, New York.
Sep 14, 2020 26 min

With sports back, time to place your bets!

This episode we are talking about betting on sports. A form of gambling that was probably invented about 10 minutes after the first sport was invented. Join host, Eric Martsolf as we dive into “Sports Betting For Dummies” by Swain Scheps. Swain is a technology expert who has also become an expert on the topic of sports betting based on a lifelong love of sports. He is also a member of the exclusive club that has written more than one “For Dummies” book. ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHOR Swain Scheps has written extensively on gambling topics and is a veteran sports bettor and industry expert. He has provided gaming advice and instruction in the Fodor's Las Vegas travel series and has contributed to Casino Gambling For Dummies. He is a data and analytics professional in Oregon and author of Business Intelligence For Dummies. Follow him on Twitter: @swainscheps
Sep 07, 2020 28 min

How to create a resume that will land you your dream job!

How do you get a new job? Unless you have an inside hookup, it’s all about how you market yourself, and the main way we market ourselves to prospective employers is with our resume. In this episode, join host, Eric Martsolf as he dives into “Resumes For Dummies” by Laura DeCarlo. You could scour the entire world for a better expert on resumes than Laura, but you’d come up empty. She is recognized as a “Career Hero,” and is the founder of Career Directors International, an organization that trains resume writers and career coaches. We’re thrilled that Laura is joining us to help us achieve our future career goals. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT LAURA DeCARLO Laura DeCarlo is recognized as the business success coach for career and resume professionals who want to authentically grow their businesses and dramatically enhance their skills. In her second year of private practice as a resume writer and career coach over 20 years ago, Laura successfully broke the six-figure revenue mark. It is her mission to help other career and resume professionals to experience similar success as she wholeheartedly embraces the belief that, “Ours is an industry with a soul where you can make a major difference while also making an extraordinary living.” She has championed the ‘career hero’ mantra by pioneering efforts in visibility, credibility, and quality within the career services industry for both job seekers and career professionals as the founder of the global membership-based company, Career Directors International. Throughout her career she has spearheaded the development of numerous training programs and presentations for job seekers and career professionals, including the most recent, Certified Professional in Online Job Search & Reputation Management. An industry leader, she has earned two degrees and 11 industry certifications and designations such as Master Career Director and Certified Master Resume Writer. She is credentialed as an Infinite Possibilities Certified Trainer, Money Breakthrough Method Certified Coach®, and Certified Money, Marketing and Soul Coach®. She is a member of the elite Forbes Coaches Council. Further, she has received the industry’s most prestigious awards in resume writing, career coaching, and job placement. Laura is the author of Resumes for Dummies, 7th Edition (Wiley), Interviewing: The Gold Standard and Interview Pocket RX as well as co-author of Job Search Bloopers (Career Press); she has also been featured in over 15 resume and cover letter compendiums. As a resume writer, career coach, and career director for her former private-practice, A Competitive Edge Career Service, LLC, Laura held the role of national//international resume expert for 54 professional associations such as PMI, AMA, AJST, ASAE, ASME, AVMA, and ASCE. She has been a guest columnist on career issues for The Florida Today newspaper and been quoted in publications such as Forbes.com, Forbes (IMPRESS), US News & World Report, Monster.com, SmartMoney.com, Working Mother, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC 7/39 News in San Diego. Website: www.careerdirectors.com Blog: https://careerdirectors.com/blog/ Email: [email protected]
Aug 31, 2020 35 min

While #StayAtHome Here's how to get pregnant. (There's more to it than you think!)

For many couples, pregnancy is a happy accident, for others it’s just a plain old accident. But for still others, pregnancy is carefully planned, and may take a long time and multiple attempts. Today we will be exploring getting pregnant, and this is not one you want to miss. This week, host Eric Martsolf is diving into “Getting Pregnant For Dummies” by Dr. John Rinehart, Lisa Rinehart, and Jackie Thompson. This is probably the greatest assembly of brainpower on a subject featured on the For Dummies podcast, as we are bringing not 1, but 2, experts in pregnancy. This makes a lot of sense because babies are serious business. Please help us to bring you products from sponsors that mean something to you! Take one minute and fill out our DUMMIES SPONSOR & PRODUCT SURVEY: https://survey.libsyn.com/fordummiesthepodcastis This episode is sponsored by Away Travel. Away has luggage that works for the way you travel. For $20 off any suitcase or bag, visit Away Travel.com/dummies and use promo code ‘dummies’ during checkout! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) About the Authors Dr. John Rinehart has maintained his practice in infertility and reproductive endocrinology for 35 years. He teaches at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Lisa Rinehart is a healthcare attorney and medical practice consultant and a frequent speaker on reproductive law. Jackie Thompson is the author of Fertility For Dummies and Infertility For Dummies
Aug 24, 2020 23 min

Get healthy by kicking your smoking or vaping addiction!

Even the heaviest smoker frequently promises themselves that they will quit soon, and if you’re a smoker or know a smoker who wants to quit, you’re in luck this week. Host Eric Martsolf is diving into “Quitting Smoking and Vaping For Dummies” by Dr. Laura L. Smith and Dr. Charles H. Elliott. Quitting smoking is such a serious topic, we have not only one expert Ph.D. to explain it, but two. And leave it to the For Dummies Podcast to feature both the current President of the New Mexico Psychological Association, and the past president as well. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)
Aug 17, 2020 29 min

#EatingAtHome Learn The Secrets of the Mediterranean Diet

In this episode we will be looking at a diet and lifestyle named for the area of the world it comes from, namely the Mediterranean. Our host, Eric Martsolf is diving into “Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies” by Meri Raffetto and Wendy Jo Peterson. Both women are wellness experts and both hold impressive resumes in the area of helping people be more healthy via diet and lifestyle -- as usual, the For Dummies podcast is bringing you thought leaders to help you improve your life. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT THE AUTHORS Meri Raffetto, RDN, founded Real Living Nutrition Services (reallivingnutrition.com), which pro- vides one of the only interactive online weight-loss and wellness programs. Wendy Jo Peterson MS, RDN, enhances the nutrition of clients ranging from elite athletes to pediatric patients, and is currently a culinary instructor at Mesa College.
Aug 10, 2020 31 min

#HomeSchooling? Tips for teaching your kids to read!

As many of us are facing home schooling and online learning, this week we are diving back into “Teaching Kids to Read for Dummies” by Tracey Wood. We will be joined by a special guest, author and educational expert Jay Connor, to guide us through our journey to helping the young people in our life embrace reading. ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT OUR GUEST Jay Connor is passionate about his work at Learning Ovations and is actively bringing the research-based technology and professional development tool, A2i (assessment to instructions), to schools across the nation. He has demonstrated leadership in the business, nonprofit and public policy arenas. Facebook - @learningovations Twitter - @LOindividualize YouTube - Learning Ovations
Aug 03, 2020 27 min

Here's a way to leave reality behind!

This week we are diving in to “Virtual and Augmented Reality For Dummies” by Paul Mealy, tech evangelist and expert on both VR and AR. In fact, he was part of the team that created the Oculus Rift, the next generation virtual reality technology that is currently considered to be the industry leader. This episode is sponsored by Upstart - the revolutionary lending platform that knows you’re more than just your credit score and offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. Hurry to Upstart.com/DUMMIES to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) ABOUT PAUL MEALY Paul is a technology leader and innovator. He is the co-owner of InsideDown Design Studio, a small design studio in Indianapolis. He has founded and run multiple startups, from a virtual/augmented reality studio to an educational app studio. Paul specializes in bridging the gap between design, development and business, with a specific focus on childhood education and entertainment. He currently manages an internationally located group of designers and engineers with a variety of skills, from design to web development, mobile development, animation, gaming, environmental work and virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality experiences. Paul's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-mealy/ Instagram - pminsidedown
Jul 27, 2020 27 min

Did you get a kitten during #StayAtHome?

From ancient Egypt to today, loving cats has been a running theme for humanity. This week we are diving into “Kittens For Dummies” by Dusty Rainbolt. Dusty is a member of the Cat Writers Association, covering cats for more pet-related magazines than you probably knew existed. More importantly, she has fostered dozens of kittens and been involved with cats of all types since 1986. We are lucky to have Dusty with us to navigate proper kitty care. This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy! ABOUT HOST, ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark) About Dusty Rainbolt Dusty Rainbolt, ACCBC, is an award-winning cat writer according to her answering machine. She recently stopped writing on her cats because they move around too much and they smeared ink all over the furniture. She's worked as a professional free-lance journalist since the late 1980s, and began specializing in pet journalism in 1995. Today, she's the editor-in-chief of AdoptAShelter.com, a shop-to-donate website that benefits animal charities. In 1986, a chance event changed her forever and set her life on a new course. A family moved from their apartment, abandoning their pregnant tabby cat in the snow. Accidental midwife, Dusty received a real life lesson in the plight of unwanted pets. After she found homes for Mom and her kittens, Dusty jumped head-first into cat and kitten rescue. Over the years, she has successfully bottle fed over 800 orphan kittens, and rescued and rehomed more than 700 adults and weaned kittens. She's an associate certified cat behavior consultant and member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. @Dusty_Rainbolt
Jul 20, 2020 22 min

How to deal with stress.

This week we will be exploring how to manage your stress level not only during the holidays, but throughout the whole year. We are joined by Dr. Allen Elkin, author of “Stress Management For Dummies." Dr. Elkin isn’t just your typical Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a thing or two to say about stress. He is the director of the Stress Management and Counseling Center in New York City and a nationally known expert on the subject. We’re bringing in the big guns to fight stress this week! ABOUT ERIC MARTSOLF With over 3500 episodes of television under his belt, Mr. Martsolf has been providing "love in the afternoon" for NBC Daytime for the last 17 years. His portrayals of Ethan Winthrop on "Passions" and currently Brady Black on "Days of our Lives" have resulted in numerous industry accolades. He made daytime history in 2014 by being the first actor ever to win an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actor category for "Days of our Lives." His television credits expand into primetime (Extant, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles), and his musical theatre repertoire consists of over 40 productions, including his critically acclaimed role as the Pharaoh in the Osmond Broadway Tour of "Joseph." Fans of the DC Universe will most notably recognize him as Justice League member and futuristic hero Booster Goldfrom the series Smallville. @ericmartsolf - Twitter (Blue check mark) ericmartsolf - Instagram (Blue check mark)
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