Robb Skyler, Cast in upcoming #DeNiroMovie


Actor Robb Skyler drives us through Los Angeles and shares his remarkable story with Story talks of landing the movie role of a lifetime. He describes working with Robert De Niro on the upcoming Bio pic “Hands of Stone” starring Usher, Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin and Robb Skyler . In Theaters  2016.

ST -So back in 2004, you appeared in a memorable scene in “Along came Polly, with Ben Stiller and Phillip Seymore Hoffman.

Phillip Seymore Hoffman called you a Satchquatch; in the movie, did that bother you?

Robb- Are you kidding me?  He was great, he stole the movie in my opinion. He was terrific. I have nothing but great things to say about him.

ST-Who won the basketball game in real life?

Robb- Ha ha ha ha ha ha….we had to dumb down our skills on the court.

ST- Few years after that,  we were in a conversation and I asked you, ” So if you could play any role, from any movie,  what would it be ” … Remember that?

Robb-  Yes, and I said, Howard Cosell. That has always been a dream role of mine. Years back, I looked into obtaining the movie rights to his life story.

ST- Why Howard Cosell?

Robb – I have been a longtime admirer of Howard Cosell. His charisma, what he did for Muhamed Ali and sports in general. Very smart man.

ST-So, you had put alot of effort into making it happen before you got the call about this movie, Hands of Stone. Did you know who would be in it, before you auditioned?

Robb- No. It was a long ordeal before I got the audition, but once I was told I had the part, and then told I would have many scenes in the movie with Robert De Niro,  who is my favorite actor… It was quite a emotional shock.

ST – We are all excited about the release of this movie “Hands of Stone” the bio pic of Roberto Duran. What else is next?

Robb – It’s exciting to be having so many auditions right now.  I can’t say alot other than I’m in talks with Warner Bros for a upcoming  movie thats going to be a all star cast, and really funny and heartwarming Christmas story.

ST – We cant wait to see it.  Congratulations.. Thank you.

Hands of Stone is an upcoming 2016 American biographical sport film directed and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz. It stars Édgar Ramírez, Robert De Niro, Usher, Ellen Barkin, Robb Skyler and Ana de Armas. The film is scheduled to be released on August 26, 2016, by The Weinstein Company.

The Girls of Atomic City-Colleen Rowan Black interview

Colleen Rowan Black with her baby sister Kathleen Rowan Carlton mar 12, 2015

Colleen Rowan Black with her baby sister Kathleen Rowan Carlton mar 12, 2015


We are so sad to announce the passing of our favorite Southern Belle, writer, journalist, guest speaker,  poet,devoted  wife and mother of 8.

She was one of the original Southern Beauties sent to the secret city of Oak Ridge to help win WWII on a mission to save the country and bring back her brother Jimmy. She fell in love with a refined educated engineer Clifford Black and that was the real ” secret” as she worked on a top secret project for the government.  Read her story and others in Denise Kiernan’s best seller “The Girls of Atomic City”,  Simon and Shuster.

Colleen Rowan Black July 21, 1925- mar 19, 2015

Watch her interview here.

Colleen Rowan Black gives us a interview : The untold story of the women who helped win the war of WW II.


StoryTalks NYC Bill Persky talks Cowboy Boots 3-19-2013


Listen to storytalks NYC Bill Persky, legendary comedy writer and tv producer and author  of  ”My life is a situation comedy” .



Nashville TN Comedian Tim Wilson talks Levon Helms

Tim Wilson Talks about Levon Helms

We are sad to announce the passing of one of the greatest comedians to come out of the South, Bob and Tom favorite, and our first  storyteller Tim Wilson passed away Feb 26th 2014. He was 52 and had just finished up shows in Michigan, stopped off in Nashville and continued to Columbus ga, his hometown where he died that night at 9:15 pm. He had such a gift and loved to share and give his all to everyone. I will miss him terribly. Here he shares a beautiful story of how he enticed his idol to perform on his album. RIP Tim Wilson. 

Welcome to Storytalks TM the New Radio show Podcast Recorded Live in Nashville Tn, Hosted by Comedian Joby Saad.  Anyone interested will have a  opportunity to get up onstage and share your story; storytellers selected from the sign up list night of show,  for broadcast via Radio, podcast to the world.

Our first show Theme is Sports, so think of your best sports related story. Playing, or as a fan or meeting a famous sports figure?

Much like the tradition of NPR’s the MoTh, StoryTalks  Nashville will be home to Storytelling voices of the south.

Whats your story Nashville?  Zanies  2025  8th ave south Nashville Tn 37204 tix  615-269-0221

NYC LIVE Show at GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB! Finals Oct 29th