Spotlight Conversations

Texas history author Mike Vance talks about storytelling, creativity, and why he loves historical research.

February 17, 2022 Donna Reed Episode 76
Texas history author Mike Vance talks about storytelling, creativity, and why he loves historical research.
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Spotlight Conversations
Texas history author Mike Vance talks about storytelling, creativity, and why he loves historical research.
Feb 17, 2022 Episode 76
Donna Reed

In Texas today along with all its history, as told by the master Texas history storyteller, writer, stand-up comic, screenwriter, radio guy and author Mike Vance. His new book 'Getting Away with Bloody Murder:J.B. Brockman, the best Criminal Lawyer in Texas' (available now on Amazon) describes the life and times of Brockman, who rose from 'shady character to preeminent defense attorney in Houston' (visualize a turn of the century 'Perry Mason). Mike talks about his journey as a student who loved history class (excellent teachers) and supportive parents (who encouraged him to read); his love of words and historical research; working in radio (including 97 Talk in Houston); screenwriting for the BBC and American television (including his contribution for PBS on the 'Birth of Texas' series); and what the future holds for the historical Brenham Heritage Museum and Night Heron Media, where he is Creative Director. Bring your love of the Lone Star State to the studio and listen in!


About the Spotlight Conversations podcast:

Tune in as I invite friends inside my cozy linoleum free recording studio to talk about all things media - radio, television, music, film, voiceovers, audiobooks, publishing - if guests know media, we're talkin'! Unscripted and entertaining, each guest gets real about their careers in the entertainment biz; from where they started to how it's going. Join us in my swanky studio where drinks are always on ice; music + media are the conversation starters. New episodes every other Tuesday.

Social media links, website and more
here
Follow and subscribe to my podcast here

A very special thank you to friends who helped bring my Spotlight Conversations podcast together and especially for their continued support:

Booth Announcer: Joe Szymanski ('Joe The Voice Guy')
Theme Song Composer: Mark Sparrow, SongBird Studios
Radio Free Raleigh
Houston Radio Platinum

Show Notes

In Texas today along with all its history, as told by the master Texas history storyteller, writer, stand-up comic, screenwriter, radio guy and author Mike Vance. His new book 'Getting Away with Bloody Murder:J.B. Brockman, the best Criminal Lawyer in Texas' (available now on Amazon) describes the life and times of Brockman, who rose from 'shady character to preeminent defense attorney in Houston' (visualize a turn of the century 'Perry Mason). Mike talks about his journey as a student who loved history class (excellent teachers) and supportive parents (who encouraged him to read); his love of words and historical research; working in radio (including 97 Talk in Houston); screenwriting for the BBC and American television (including his contribution for PBS on the 'Birth of Texas' series); and what the future holds for the historical Brenham Heritage Museum and Night Heron Media, where he is Creative Director. Bring your love of the Lone Star State to the studio and listen in!


About the Spotlight Conversations podcast:

Tune in as I invite friends inside my cozy linoleum free recording studio to talk about all things media - radio, television, music, film, voiceovers, audiobooks, publishing - if guests know media, we're talkin'! Unscripted and entertaining, each guest gets real about their careers in the entertainment biz; from where they started to how it's going. Join us in my swanky studio where drinks are always on ice; music + media are the conversation starters. New episodes every other Tuesday.

Social media links, website and more
here
Follow and subscribe to my podcast here

A very special thank you to friends who helped bring my Spotlight Conversations podcast together and especially for their continued support:

Booth Announcer: Joe Szymanski ('Joe The Voice Guy')
Theme Song Composer: Mark Sparrow, SongBird Studios
Radio Free Raleigh
Houston Radio Platinum