Author Chris Epting on “It Happened Right Here”

“I’ve always had this thing about geographic history, stepping into the space where something happened but there’s no sign there, and then figuring out how to tell that story for people.”

Chris Epting

Welcome Chris Epting:

We’re joined on the Starline by a storyteller, traveler and author. He’s the king of the rock and roll documentary and his latest project goes pop. “It Happened Right Here: America’s Pop Culture Landmarks” covers places you need to visit from locations where “Stranger Things”, “Breaking Bad” and more have taken place. We welcome author Chris Epting.

Let’s go Beyond the Mic Chris, you write about the things you love. Why was this book the perfect next step for you?

Storytelling is important to you. Why has storytelling been lost?

You have been asked “Why is it so important to you to go stand at the exact location where something happened?”

I want to know how each location made you feel?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Since you ran into him when you were 11, what’s your least favorite Hitchcock film?

2. Person that took the longest to get to open up to you?

3. Best place on the Emerson College Campus?

4. Who won more tennis matches between you and your son?

5. Best and worst thing about Huntington Beach?

6. Best place for spring training? Cactus or Grapefruit League

7. Must have travel item / Snack you always pack extra of for a road trip?

8. When did your rescue dog Whitney touch your soul?

One Big Question:

You have been a passionate advocate for education in your city. Which teachers support helped you most developing you to today?

The Wrap:

His son whips him on the court, loves Cactus league baseball and wants you to read “It Happened Right Here: America’s Pop Culture Landmarks” Chris Epting, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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Check out Chris Epting at his website here.

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