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Steven Shalowitz

Steven Shalowitz is a mandarin speaking adventure traveler, photographer, and host of The One Way Ticket Show. He also worked for a major international advertising agencies and produced and hosted a radio show in Singapore.
Recent episodes featuring Steven Shalowitz
Dr. Rick Hodes - A Miracle Worker in Ethiopia
Episode of
The One Way Ticket Show
Rick Hodes is an American physician who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for over 30 years. Raised in Long Island, he is the Medical Director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Ethiopia, a 105-year old NGO. He has been in charge of the health of Ethiopians immigrating to Israel. He has also worked with refugees in Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Somalia, and Albania.  Currently, he practices in the basement of a busy Addis Ababa hospital, concentrating on spinal deformities, and rheumatic and congenital heart disease. All care is free. Unable to get free surgery for his first spine patients, he adopted them and brought them to the US. A colleague recently said “Rick has the largest collection of the worst spines in the world.” He collaborates with colleagues in Ghana, India, Israel, Germany, and the US. He is also the senior consultant at Mother Teresa’s mission. Rick is a graduate of Middlebury College and University of Rochester Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Hodes first went to Ethiopia as a relief worker during the 1984 famine. He returned there on a Fulbright Fellowship to teach internal medicine at Addis Ababa University, and in 1990 was hired by the JDC to care for 25,000 potential immigrants to Israel. In 1991, he was part of “Operation Solomon,” which airlifted Ethiopian Jews to Israel.   Rick was a “CNN Hero" in 2007, and was ABC’s "Person of the Week" in 2010. He is the holder of 5 honorary doctorates and has been commencement speaker at Brandeis, and UC Davis and University of Rochester Medical Schools. The American College of Physicians has awarded him “Mastership” and the Rosenthal Award for creative practice of medicine. He has published over 20 papers in medical journals. He is the subject of the HBO documentary “Making the Crooked Straight,” as well as the book “This is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes” by Marilyn Berger. A recent documentary, "Zemene", highlights the life of a young spine patient and her journey from rural Gondar to Addis Ababa, spine surgery in Ghana, and speaking in New York City. Rick lives with his family in Addis Ababa.  On this episode, Rick shares his one way ticket to an Ethiopia where everybody has a straight spine. He also shares his remarkable work in helping those with spinal deformities. Plus, Rick talks about his love of Ethiopia and some of his favorite places to visit in his adopted home country. Rick is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.
Nomadic Matt (aka Matt Kepnes) Shares His One Way Ticket Destination & Offers Travel Tips
Episode of
The One Way Ticket Show
Matthew Kepnes runs the award winning budget travel site, Nomadic Matt. He's also the author of the New York Times best-seller "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day", as well as the upcoming travel memoir, "Ten Years a Nomad".   His writings and advice have been featured in The New York Times, CNN, The Guardian UK, Lifehacker, Budget Travel, BBC, Time, and Yahoo!  He also regularly speaks at travel trade and consumer shows, owns a hostel in Texas, and launched a non-profit called FLYTE, which empowers students from underserved communities through transformative travel experiences. In this episode, Matt shares his one way ticket to Thailand. He also tells us the best places to get air travel deals, why Bulgaria is underrated, and how to overcome the "Paradox of Choice" when choosing where to travel next. Matt is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.
Robert Horn - Award-Winning Playwright, Screenwriter & Producer
Episode of
The One Way Ticket Show
A New York native, Robert Horn studied Theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and New York's Circle in the Square Theater School. Soon after, he left for Los Angeles to pursue a writing career in film and television that has spanned over 30 years. His first break came as a writer/producer on the iconic television series "Designing Women", followed by the groundbreaking Fox series "Living Single", and the irreverent CBS comedy "High Society". Mr. Horn was then signed to an overall production deal with Warner Brothers Studios, where he developed, wrote, and Executive Produced dozens of network pilots and/or series. He then signed a multi-year script deal at Sony Studios, followed by an overall pilot deal at ABC Studios. He, along with television veteran Bob Boyett, wrote and created the FX Series Partners, one of the few 10/90 deals made in the early 2000's. He has written projects for many numerous broadcast, cable, and platform networks, including as the musical pilot Car Wash with Will Packer, The Jenni Rivera Show for Latin superstar Jenni Rivera, the pilot Sunnyland for TBS starring Jennifer Hudson, Left of Center developed with TV veteran Gail Berman, and Taxi 22 at HBO, starring James Gandolfini. Mr. Horn also wrote musical movies such as "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure", the next of the High School Musical series, followed by the hugely popular "Teen Beach Movie" franchise for Disney. Along with his television credits, Mr. Horn has written such diverse projects as "Wildlife" for Walt Disney Feature Animation, the Charlie Sheen feature film "Good Advice", "The RuPaul Christmas Special" for the BBC, and "Revenge", a digital musical series co-written with Jason Robert Brown for Sony's digital Crackle network, and contributed to Bette Midler's world tour, Divine Intervention. Theatrically, Mr. Horn has written the books for "Dame Edna, Back With A Vengeance" which opened at Broadway's Music Box theatre in 2004; "Lone Star Love", the Red Clay Rambler musical which premiered at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle; the Jason Robert Brown musical "13" which premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House in Goodspeed, Conn and opened at the Jacobs Theater in New York; the musical "Moonshine, that Hee Haw Musical", with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnnally, which opened at the Dallas Theater Center, and the Broadway musical Tootsie, collaborating with David Yazbek. In this episode, Robert shares his one way ticket back to 1970s New York City, with the opening of A Chorus Line on July 25, 1975 as the starting point. Along the way, Robert reflects on everything from going to Studio 54 with Shirley Jones to picking up trash for pay in Bryant Park. Plus, Robert talks all about creating Tootsie the musical (which we highly recommend!). Robert is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.
Musician Great - John Pizzarelli
Episode of
The One Way Ticket Show
John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond, with a repertoire that includes Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and The Beatles. His wildly successful Midnight McCartney had its origins in McCartney’s Grammy Award-winning 2012 album, Kisses on the Bottom. Pizzarelli played guitar on 10 of the album’s 14 tracks and backed Sir Paul at an iTunes concert at Capitol Records Studios and the Grammy Awards.  Pizzarelli’s solo recording career began in 1990 with My Blue Heaven on Chesky Records. He played clubs and concert halls on the jazz circuit, opening for such greats as Dave Brubeck, Ramsey Lewis and Rosemary Clooney. In 1993, he opened for Frank Sinatra’s international tour and then joined in the celebration for his 80th birthday at Carnegie Hall.  In addition to being a bandleader and solo performer, John has been a special guest on recordings for major pop names such as James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Kristin Chenoweth, Rickie Lee Jones and Dave Van Ronk, as well as leading jazz artists including: Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Johnny Frigo, Ruby Braff, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen and, of course, his father Bucky Pizzarelli.  John has performed on national television shows including “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Great Performances” on PBS, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as the talk shows of Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Regis Philbin. Pizzarelli performs annual fall engagements at the Café Carlyle with Jessica Molaskey. A radio personality who started in the medium in 1984, Pizzarelli is co-host, alongside Jessica Molaskey, of the nationally syndicated “Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli.”  His latest album is For Centennial Reasons: 100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole, available from Ghostlight Deluxe. In this episode, John shares his one way ticket back to 1954 New York City. He also reflects on the life, work and greatness of Nat King Cole, collaborating with the likes of Rosemary Clooney and Sir Paul McCartney, and tells us what goes through his mind when he's on stage performing. John is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.
1,000 Places to See Before You Die Author - Patricia Schultz
Episode of
The One Way Ticket Show
Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with over 30 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer's and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly, where she is a contributing editor. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Patricia's home base is New York City though she is rarely there. In this episode, Patricia shares her one way ticket to Beacon on the Hudson. Plus, she talks about the creation of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, her top three travel experiences, the ease of solo female travel, and what she never travels without. Patricia is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.
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New York City, NY, USA
Episode Count
226
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
4 days, 21 hours