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Independent Artists & Thinkers:

The Show hosted by Traci L. Slatton Podcasts

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Traci L. Slatton Podcasts

A sculptor and the doughboys September 9 2020

In which a sculptor and the doughboys talk about the state of the art. Sabin Howard Sculpture Studio. Thanks to Charlie Mostow, Paul-Emile Cendron, Zach Libresco, and Javier Robles. 

September 9, 2020

Medium Online Article: Sabin Howard's Doughboys

 I'm back! Reading my latest article from Medium Online. The End of the Beginning: Eight of Sabin Howard's Doughboys Get Ready to Go Back to Europe.


September 2, 2020

Medium Article: Digital Technology and the Sculptor's Art

My article on Medium entitled "Digital Technology and the Sculptor's Art: Innovation and Imagination." This article is about Sabin Howard's use of photogrammetry in fabricating the National WWI Memorial.

February 24, 2019

The Gottman Institute - An amazing experience

I heartily recommend the work of Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Gottman.

August 7, 2018

Author and healer Dr. Jane Ely on Navigating Challenges and Soul Life Lessons

Author and Healer Dr. Jane Ely talks about navigating challenges, soul life lessons, and maturation.

June 29, 2017

Authors on Air Radio interviews Traci L. Slatton

Authors On Air Global Radio - The Librarian Tabatha Pope interviews author Traci L. Slatton. Replayed by permission of The Librarian.

February 24, 2017

Columnist Lauren Lawrence on The Secret Meanings of Dreams

Columnist Lauren Lawrence of the New York Daily News talks about the secret meanings of dreams.

January 19, 2017

Director TJ Scott and Recording Artist Rachele Royale

Director and photographer TJ Scott amd recording artist Rachele Royale talk about building a record label, releasing music, and following your dreams.

January 10, 2017

Psychologist Jennifer Harman on Parental Alienation

Research psychologist Jennifer Harman talks about parental alienation.
January 5, 2017

Documentary Maker Markie Hancock

Documentary maker Markie Hancock talks about her film FERAL LOVE and her documentary education philosopher Maxine Greene.

December 29, 2016

Sculptor Sabin Howard on the Making of the National World War I Memorial

Master sculptor Sabin Howard talks about the making of the National World War I Memorial.

December 9, 2016

Jennifer Grossman, CEO of The Atlas Society, on Ayn Rand

Jennifer Grossman, the CEO of The Atlas Society, talks about the relevance of Ayn Rand.

December 1, 2016

Director Malcom Carter and The Connected Universe

Director/writer/producer Malcom Carter talks about his wonderful film THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE.

November 23, 2016

Yoga Teacher Kat Whitney on the Tantra and the West

Yoga teacher and dharma coach Kat Whitney talks about yoga, the Tantra, and the West.

June 23, 2016

Artist Rex Hausmann on the Conversation and Community of Art

San Antonio artist Rex Hausmann talks about the conversation and community of art.

June 9, 2016

Curator Joseph Bravo on Curating the Art of the Other, and Artistic Authenticity

Curator and art critic Joseph Bravo talks about curating the art of the Other, the marginalization of representational art, and artistic authenticity.

June 2, 2016

Actor Rory Clarke on Kabuki, Film, and Theater

Actor Rory Clarke talks about Kabuki, film, and theater.
May 26, 2016

Medical Student Julia Howard On The Journey Of Becoming A Doctor

Medical student Julia Howard talks about the journey of becoming a doctor and about osteopathic medicine.
May 12, 2016

Millennials Zach Valenti and Gabriel Urbina on Podcasting, Writing, and Creating

Podcasters Zach Valenti and Gabriel Urbina talk about Wolf359, the creative journey, and what it means to be a Millennial.

May 5, 2016

Art Critic James Cooper on the Culture Wars

Art scholar and critic James Cooper talks about the Culture Wars.

April 28, 2016

Model and actor Bo Roberts on Modeling, Acting, and the New Social Media

Model and actor Bo Roberts talks about modeling, acting and the New Social Media.

April 21, 2016

Designer Mark Weaver on Blending Classicism With Modernity

Interior Designer Mark Weaver talks about blending classicism with modernity.

April 14, 2016

Joseph Weishaar on Winning the WW1 National Memorial Design Competition

Architect-in-training Joe Weishaar talks about his journey through the WW1 National Memorial Design Competition.

April 7, 2016

Dr. Debra Jaliman: The Doctor As Entrepreneur

Dr. Debra Jaliman, the author of SKIN RULES: TRADE SECRETS OF A TOP NEW YORK DERMATOLOGIST, talks about being an entrepreneur.

March 31, 2016

Image Consultant Lauren Solomon on Being Your Best Self

Author and Image Consultant Lauren Solomon talks about the business of You.

March 17, 2016

Author Anthony Whyte on Creating HipHop Literature

Hiphop lit author Anthony Whyte talks about creating a new genre of literature.

March 15, 2016

Psychotherapist Dave Richo on the Egoless Path

Author and psychotherapist Dave Richo talks about his latest book: You Are Not What You Think: The Egoless Guide to Self-Esteem and Generous Love.

March 4, 2016

Commissioner Edwin Fountain on the WW1 Memorial in Washington DC

Commissioner Edwin Fountain of the WW1 Memorial Commission talks about the importance of WW1 and the process of creating a national WW1 memorial in Washington DC.

February 26, 2016

Sculptor Sabin Howard on the WW1 Memorial Commission

Master sculptor Sabin Howard talks about the National WW1 Memorial Design and competition.

February 14, 2016

Author Bruce Coville talks about Writing Children's Books, ETs, and Whole Language

Author Bruce Coville talks about writing children's books, ETs, and whole language.

February 11, 2016

Broadway actress Mary Michael on the Evolving Dream

Broadway actress Mary Michael talks about the evolving dream and yoga.

February 4, 2016

Sabin Howard and the WW1 Memorial

From the Huffington Post. Gratitude on the Artist's Journey: Sabin Howard and the WW1 Memorial.

January 31, 2016

Attorney Stuart Gartner on Divorce and the Battlefield of Love

Attorney Stuart Gartner talks about matrimonial law and its evolution and the patterns in both failing relationships and working relationships.

January 28, 2016

Author Robin Farmanfarmaian on The Patient as CEO

Author, entrepreneur, founder, speaker, and medical technologist ROBIN FARMANFAIAN talks about the medical technology revolution, The Patient as CEO, the paradigm shift in the emerging era of the patient, and how technology empowers the healthcare consumer.

January 21, 2016

Vedic astrologer Drew Lawrence on Personal Empowerment and Dharma

Vedic astrologer, author, teacher, and Sanskrit scholar Drew Lawrence talks about the spiritual path, dharma, and personal empowerment.

January 14, 2016

Singer Songwriter Billy Grima on Music as Medicine for the soul

Singer/songwriter Billy Grima talks about music as medicine for the soul.

January 7, 2016

Country singer Madelyn Victoria on Being Born to Sing

Country singer-songwriter Madelyn Victoria on being born to sing and the journey of the country singer.

December 29, 2015

Musician Christobel of Kinderjazz on Unlocking Your Child's Genius Through Music

Australian musician Dr. Christobel Llewellyn talks of Kinderjazz about unlocking your child's genius through exposing them to the right kinds of music.

December 22, 2015

Actress/Author Victoria Pratt on Wrangling the Arts

Access and author Victoria Pratt talks about acting and writing and her new novel DOUBLE DOWN.

December 17, 2015

Author/Creative Producer Yvonne Lieblein

Author/Creative Producer Yvonne Lieblein talks about her novel THE WHEELHOUSE CAFE, being a catalyst for creativity, and the power of collaboration.
Yvonne Lieblein

December 11, 2015

Author/psychic Mary T. Browne on Karma and the power of thought

Author and psychic Mary T. Browne discusses karma and the rules of thought.

December 3, 2015

Host Traci L. Slatton: Gratitude and Announcements

Traci L. Slatton, host of Independent Artists & Thinkers, offers words of gratitude and some announcements.

November 26, 2015

Dr. Linda Hillebrand on Integrative Medicine

Dr. Linda Hillebrand discusses integrative and functional medicine, anti-aging strategies, and bioidentical hormones.

November 19, 2015

Paula Roberts the English Psychic

The English psychic Paula Roberts talks about clairvoyance, ghost-hunting, and the secrets in our handwriting.

November 12, 2015

Honorable Steve Acunto, Cultural Diplomat and Patron of the Arts

The Honorable Vice Consul of Italy Steve Acunto talks about high art in a world of low art, cultural diplomacy, and the value of bringing yourself to a great work of art.

November 5, 2015

Musician David Sklar on the Lyrical Life and Being True to Your Inner Voice

Pianist and Composer David Sklar talks about composing music, staying true to your self, and returning to the inner child for inspiration.

October 29, 2015

Novelist LV Lewis on Multicultural Romance

Novelist LV Lewis talks about keeping up the steam in multicultural romances.

October 22, 2015

Muay Thai Champion Ognjen Topic

Muay Thai Champion Ognjen Topic talks about what it takes to achieve the personal transformation into excellence as an athlete.

October 15, 2015

Dr. Linda Backman on Between Lives Soul Regression and the Soul's Evolution

Author and regression therapist Dr. Linda Backman discusses between lives soul regression and the soul's evolution.

October 8, 2015

Artist Virgil Elliott on Art, Critical thinking, and Philosophy, and the Importance of Drawing

Artist and Atelier Master Virgil Elliott talks about art, critical thinking, and philosophy, and the importance of drawing.

October 1, 2015

Sufi Dancer/Neural Beings Coach Anahita Moghaddam on the Journey of Mindfulness

Sufi dancer and founder of Neural Beings Anahita Moghaddam talks about the journey of mindfulness and self actualization.

September 24, 2015

Astrologer Lynn Bell on the Archetypes of Our Stars

Author, teacher and astrologer Lynn Bell talks about the archetypes and mythology of our stars.

September 17, 2015

Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Volden on the Human Heart, Ancestry, and Creativity

Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Volden talk about seeing with the heart, systemic family constellations, dimensions of consciousness, and personal transformation.

September 10, 2015

Foundress Insun Kim on Art and the Life of Metal

Foundress and sculptor Insun Kim talks about art and the life of metal.

September 3, 2015

Mystery author Joyce Strand on Murder, mayhem, and indie publishing

Author Joyce Strand talks about murder, mystery, mayhem, and marketing for the indie author.

August 20, 2015

Author Dave Richo on Maturing Whole

Author and psychotherapist David Richo talks about maturing whole and the power of grace.

August 13, 2015

Dr. Bruce Cole on the 5 Star Folly of the Gehry Memorial

Dr. Bruce Cole talks about the 5 star Folly of the Gehry plans for the Eisenhower Memorial. Why are these hideous plans in play? The answer lies in back room hand-shaking, cronyism, fawning over Gehry's celebrity, and sly dealings.  What about more than $40,000,000 in vanished taxpayer money?

August 3, 2015

Opera sensation mezzo-soprana Elizabeth DeShong

What does it take to WOW the opera world? Join us as mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talks about opera, art, and life.

July 30, 2015

Troubadour Gideon Irving on Stove Top Folk music

21st Century Troubadour Gideon Irving talks about Stove Top Folk music, traveling the world and playing in people's homes, and his kickstarter campaigns.

Gideon Irving

July 22, 2015

Inventor and artist G. Augustine Lynas on Art, Sand, Flying Disks, and Ecology

Sculptor, author, photographer and inventor G. Augustine Lynas talks about art, books, inventions, being a polymath, and ephemeral art.

July 16, 2015

Vedic Astrologer Komilla Sutton talks about Making Your Lucky Stars Work for You

Vedic Astrologer Komilla Sutton talks about Jyotish, the ancient science of light...and her journey through Bollywood to the spiritual consciousness of Vedic Astrology.

Komilla Sutton

July 9, 2015

Producer/Director Christine Yoo on Women Directors in Hollywood

Writer/Producer/Director Christine Yoo talks about her film WEDDING PALACE and the plight of women directors in Hollywood today.

Christine Yoo

July 2, 2015

Comic artist Marnie Galloway on the Graphic Novel today

Comic artist Marnie Galloway addresses the state of the graphic novel today.

Marnie Galloway

June 25, 2015

Founder and CEO Desiree Watson on the Wellness Lifestyle

Desiree Watson, founder and CEO of Wellness Interactive and the Wellness Lounge, talks about global wellness.

Desiree Watson

June 18, 2015

Dr. Jane Ely at the Ark Bookstore, June 2015 pt. 1

Dr. Jane Ely at the Ark Bookstore, June 2015, part 1.

June 16, 2015

Dr. Jane Ely reading the Medicine Wheel Prayer

Dr. Jane Ely reading the Medicine Wheel prayer at The Ark Bookstore in Santa Fe on June 13, 2015.

June 16, 2015

Musical theater actress Stephanie Maloney on Singing and Dancing

Musical theater actress Stephanie Maloney on singing and dancing and the journey of musical theater.

Stephanie Maloney

June 10, 2015

Educator and founder Tracy Gray on the Sankofa Global Project

Educator and author Tracy Gray, founder of the Sankofa Global Project, on opening the doors of the world's mind through education.

June 4, 2015

Actor/Producer Alexis Suarez on Patience, Practice, and Persistence

Actor and Producer Alexis Suarez talks about the actor's journey and patience, practice, and persistence.

May 28, 2015

Curator Peter Trippi on the Toxic Art Market Trade

Editor-in-chief Peter Trippi of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine talks about the toxic art market trade today.

May 21, 2015

Painter Roberto Ferri on figurative painting, from ArtMiamiNY

Painter Roberto Ferri talks about being an artist, figurative painting, and coming to New York city for the first time.

Roberto Ferri

May 15, 2015

Dr. Bill Bernet talks about parental alienation

Dr. Bill Bernet talks about parental alienation. See the Parental Alienation Study Group website,

May 14, 2015

Desiree Watson interviews Traci L. Slatton on VoiceAmerica: Wellness Lounge

Desiree Watson of VoiceAmerica: Wellness Lounge, A Step Further interviews author and publisher Traci L. Slatton.

May 11, 2015

Healer and author Dr. Jane Ely on Ecopsychology

Healer and author Dr. Jane Ely talks about ecopsychology and soul retrieval.

May 7, 2015

Master Sculptor Sabin Howard on creating realist art

Master sculptor Sabin Howard talks about the journey of creating art.

April 30, 2015

The Never Ending Journey of the Independent Artist

Traci L. Slatton reading from her piece "The Never Ending Journey of the Independent Artist" in the Huffington Post.

April 29, 2015

Dancer and Artistic Director Lori Belilove on the Independent Artists & Thinkers BTR Show

Dancer and Artistic Director Lori Belilove, Founder of the Isadora Duncan Dance Company and Foundation, talks about founding and sustaining a dance company.

April 16, 2015

Dr. Jane Ely discusses the Medicine Wheel

Author and healer Dr. Jane Ely discusses the Medicine Wheel and how to use it.

April 10, 2015

Sabin Howard interview: Dialogues on the Drawing Book 2

Master sculptor Sabin Howard continues discussing his drawing book in "Dialogues on the Drawing Book 2." His new book is entitled "Drawing: The Foundation of Art."

March 4, 2015

Sabin Howard on his drawing book

Master Sculptor Sabin Howard discusses his forthcoming drawing book "Drawing: The foundation of art."

February 15, 2015

Author Dr. Jane Ely interviewed by Traci L. Slatton

This is an interview of Dr. Jane Ely about her book COMING INTO BALANCE: A GUIDE FOR ACTIVATING YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL.

January 21, 2015

Rory Pinto interviews Sabin Howard on New Perspectives radio

Rory Pinto interviews Sabin Howard and Traci L. Slatton about THE ART OF LIFE. This podcast is replayed by permission from Rory Pinto of New Perspectives radio at Rockland World Radio.
January 21, 2015

Rory Pinto interview Traci Slatton on New Perspectives Radio

This podcast is replayed by permission from Rory Pinto of New Perspectives radio at Rockland World Radio.
January 21, 2015

From the HuffPo: Ongoing Chicanery with the Gehry Memorial

Where has the money gone? The American public deserves an accounting of the $40,000,000 already spent on Frank Gehry's hideous design that memorializes only Gehry's vanity.

I am calling for a fair and open design competition that will yield us a memorial that is both truly innovative and beautiful, like the Lincoln Memorial or the Vietnam Memorial.

December 17, 2014

Parvati Press TV: Fundamentals of Independent Publishing 1

Here are a few words about the fundamentals of Independent Publishing from Traci Slatton at Parvati Press.
November 6, 2014

BROKEN A few minutes of chapter 1

A few minutes of me reading from Chapter 1 of my historical novel BROKEN, which is set in occupied Paris from 1939-1942.

September 11, 2014

From the blog: Delicious Girl Porn, CW's Beauty and The Beast

Television can be so yummy.

June 2, 2014

Excerpt: THE ART OF LIFE by Sabin Howard and Traci L. Slatton

An excerpt from THE ART OF LIFE by Sabin Howard and Traci L. Slatton

Why is figurative sculpture important? Does beauty matter?

April 2, 2014


The song UNIVERSAL LOVE by David Sklar, from which comes the intro and outro music for my podcasts.
March 20, 2014

From the HuffPost: What I'm learning about life from writing novels

What writing novels has taught me about the divinely bittersweet comedy we call life.

Find it on the Huffington Post at

Narrated by Traci L. Slatton; intro and outro music by David Sklar.

March 12, 2014

From the blog: Writing Well is the Best Revenge

How I learned about transference when I worked as a healer, and my response to a client's public snottiness.

Narrated by Traci L. Slatton. Intro and outro music by David Sklar.

March 3, 2014

From the blog: BBC Sherlock, New Favorite Show

This is a review of BBC's television show SHERLOCK.

Narrated by Traci L. Slatton. Intro and outro music by David Sklar.

March 3, 2014

From the blog: Dr. Brian Weiss 1 Day Regression workshop in NYC

This is a review of a one day workshop in NYC with noted psychiatrist and past life researcher Dr. Brian Weiss.

Narrated by Traci L. Slatton. Intro and outro music by David Sklar.

March 3, 2014

THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR, Chapter 1 & Prologue, by Traci L. Slatton

Luscious art forger Laila Cambridge has a little vampire problem….

Narrated by Traci L. Slatton. Intro and outro music by David Sklar.
February 12, 2014

COLD LIGHT, Chapter 1, by Traci L. Slatton

In the end, love demands everything... In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test….

Narrated by Traci L. Slatton. Intro and outro music by David Sklar.
January 30, 2014


What worlds would you move to be with your soulmate?
January 27, 2014

FALLEN, Chapter 1, by Traci L. Slatton

When the world ends, all that is left is love.... A mystical odyssey, a haunting romance....
January 23, 2014

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