Talking With Matt Goss – January 25, 2018

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This week, Ira spoke with Matt Goss. To listen to the interview click below.

Singer-songwriter Matt Goss, headlining an extended engagement inside 1 OAK Nightclub at The Mirage, got his start in entertainment in 1988 as lead singer of the band BROS alongside his twin brother.

He quickly became the youngest artist to sell out the world-famous Wembley Stadium, played a record 19 consecutive nights at Wembley Arena and performed twice for Her Majesty the Queen. His debut album went platinum seven times, earned 13 Top Five hits and remained on the UK chart for an astonishing 84 weeks.

Goss has sold more than 17 million records worldwide and achieved No. 1 records in over 22 countries. He has taken the stage at world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Royal Albert Hall and The London Palladium.

Over the past several years, Goss has earned a devoted following in Las Vegas and has championed the city’s reputation as an entertainment destination through his music, penning the hit song “Lovely Las Vegas.”

Goss’ press and accolades include: Brit Award Winner; Las Vegas Icon Award (2016); 2016 British Entertainer of the Year; Best Show of Wembley Arena (2016); and CBS Best Dressed Man.


Talking With Amy Jo Martin – January 18, 2018

This week, Ira spoke with Amy Jo Martin. To listen to the interview click below.

Amy Jo Martin, a recent speaker at the Governor’s Global Tourism Summit in Las Vegas, is author of the New York Times best-seller “Renegades Write the Rules,” and the host of the “Why Not Now?” podcast.

Martin founded Digital Royalty in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. She has worked closely with world-renowned brands such as Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal to successfully humanize their presence. Her motto: humans connect with humans, not logos.

Martin herself has a social media following of more than a 1.1 million people and was named the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes. Martin believes the future of technology is the future of humanity. She conducts clinical research studies and travels the world to speak about this topic and many other topics. She recently spoke to an audience of 10,000 people.

In 2012 Tony Hsieh, CEO of, and Baron Davis, NBA player, invested in Martin and her company. After a successful seven-year run as the Founder & CEO of Digital Royalty and growing the business globally into ten different countries, she recently exited the company.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Martin began working for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns during their 2005-06 season. These were the wild wild west days of social media and there were no rules or regulations in place.

As a young female building her career in male-centric industries, Martin has developed a passion for helping women thrive in business leadership. She is currently spending her time researching the relationship between technology and humanity. Martin also is investing in other female entrepreneurs so they can reach their full potential.

Martin is also a contributor to news outlets including the Harvard Business Review and Sports Business Journal. She has been featured in top-tier media outlets including Vanity Fair, TIME, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, ESPN SportsCenter, USA Today, MSNBC and Newsweek.

Her client portfolio includes Hilton Worldwide, Shaquille O’Neal, Motorola, FOX Sports, The X-Factor, Chicago White Sox, UFC and Dana White, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Los Angeles Kings, Jabbawockeeez, Doubletree by Hilton, Tony Hsieh CEO of, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, KC Royals and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Twitter: @AmyJoMartin


Talking With Ryan Nicodemus – January 11, 2018

This week, Ira spoke with Ryan Nicodemus. To listen to the interview click below.

Ryan Nicodemus, along with his life-long friend, Joshua Fields Millburn, is one-half of The Minimalists. The two help their 20 million readers live more intentional lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary film.

Nicodemus grew up in Lebanon, Ohio. Much like his friend, Millburn, Nicodemus’s family struggled to make ends meet financially. After graduating from high school, Nicodemus worked with his father at his home improvement business for a few years before accepting a position with a local telecommunications company where he began climbing the corporate ladder.

In 2010, Millburn, noticing Nicodemus’s growing discontentment with his corporate career and consumer-centric lifestyle, suggested he try incorporating the practices of minimalism into his life. Millburn had recently incorporated the same practices into his own life, and he was confident those practices would help Nicodemus find the happiness and fulfillment he was failing to find through compulsory consumption, substance abuse, and career obsessions.

In December 2010, the duo decided to share their stories of how the practices of minimalism had transformed their lives. It was then that the friends launched their website, The Minimalists.

Between 2010 and 2015, Nicodemus and Millburn released three books about living more intentionally with less: Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life, Everything That Remains, and Essential: Essays by The Minimalists.

In January 2016, they launched their top-rated podcast, The Minimalists Podcast.

In May 2016, Nicodemus and Millburn, along with director Matt D’Avella and design firm SPYR, released the documentary film, Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015). The film explores the benefits of minimalism with professionals and folks practicing the principles of minimalism every day.


Talking With Sonny Charles – January 4, 2018

This week, Ira spoke with Sonny Charles. To listen to the interview click below.

Sonny Charles, who was a member of The Checkmates and hit the charts with the classic “Black Pearl,” is currently performing every Friday and Saturday at Piero’s Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas, along with Pia Zadora.

Facebook: @SonnyCharlesMusic
Twitter: @SonnyCheckmates