Not One New “Yak About” Show this Week! Just 75 of Them and
Two New Apps
To my friends and family. Merry, Happy, Good, Happy – Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, New Year to all.
Soooo, In the new year, we will see a new and improved “Yak About” on the I Heart Radio Stations. In advance, for those of my friends and family that miss me Yakity Yaking in their ear, I want to share with you first ever “Yak About” App. where you can now listen non-stop to my voice.
In addition to new shows and new guests, the new apps will allow you to listen live, have access to app only broadcasts (where we can say naughty words). And you’ll even be able to chat with me during the broadcasts.
So download the apps today. Our goal in the new year is to bring you a new listening experience that will help you “BE BETTER, HEALTHIER AND MORE INFORMED THAN ANY GENERATION THAT CAME BEFORE”. Best in the New Year – David (Yak) Yakir
Yak About doesn’t want to do year end reruns – So Yak and Wayne shoot the shit for an hour
Yak About, the GPS guide to Baby Boomers. Pretty much everyone wants to take the last two weeks of the year off. I Heart and the studio peeps think its a great time to do the best of the year reruns. Had a couple of good ones picked out. Then I found some time and I stopped by the studio. Wayne and I were talking tech, cars, life etc.
Wayne say’s, lets turn on the mic’s and see where it goes. We ended up chatting and before I knew it we had recorded two weeks worth of material.
It probably was one of the last times we can just shoot the shit. With the IOS and Android Yak About apps coming out in the next week and I Heart and 20 other podcasting systems agreeing to carry the show, we are going to have to get serious.
2017 should be an interesting year. It will be the first time that we record the terrestrial broadcast and additional online podcast material. I’ve been waiting to say a few of the four letter words which are pretty much banned from the AM and FM bands, but not on the podcasts.
And with the apps you’ll be able to get the censored and the uncensored material. I’m hoping that we bring a lot more fun and value to our mission of being the best 4664 boomer market broadcast out there.
in the meantime: HAPPY CHRISTMAS, MERRY CHANUKAH, HAPPY KWANZA AND
David Yakir Interviews Minter Dial on his documentary, “The Last Ring Home”
The Project to Bring the Ring Home The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer’s grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This story, which took over 25 years of research, illustrates the importance of serendipity and the role of good and bad luck in piecing together a personal history of someone who died 70 years ago. The Last Ring Home is to inspire everyone to uncover their own personal history, to keep a foot in their past and the other in the future, and to be thankful for the tremendous present in which we live, thanks to the sacrifices of the those who fought in WWII.
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Traveling forty thousand miles and inspiring love and despair in equal measure, Lt. Minter Dial’s lost Annapolis ring altered the lives of many―not just those who gazed upon its blue stone.
The spellbinding account of one man’s obsession with a family mystery―and the product of decades of research and inquiries―The Last Ring Home explores author Minter Dial’s pursuit of the true story of his namesake, his late grandfather Lt. Minter Dial, USN, a celebrated war hero whose suffering and trauma nearly buried his memory forever.
A prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, Lt. Dial discovered the cruelest meaning of the Bushido code. Moments before he was killed, he gave his treasured Naval Academy ring to a friend. In the ensuing chaos, it disappeared.
Armed with a passion for history and a desire to uncover his grandfather’s legacy, Dial’s epic quest for the ring transports him to prisoner-of-war memorials and ex-POW conventions, military and press archives, and the homes of those affected by the Second World War across the world.
Sweeping as far back as the American Civil War, The Last Ring Home combines rigorous research with more than one hundred interviews with experts, survivors, and descendants of the Greatest Generation to tell the powerful story of American prisoners of war in the Pacific.