Society & Culture

Russell Hobbs and The Big Picture

Profiling interesting people in arts and entertainment, watching this show will change your life!

Matthew JC

Matthew JC is the owner of 1307 Productions and an Award winning Director, Writer and Producer. He is also founder of 501c3 Veteran Charity- Operation Rock The Troops. His programs to heal veterans through music has taken his band and songwriting healing camp on 7 World Tours to 15 Countries, 40 military bases and over 1000 shows. Currently producing new content and Hosting Industry events such as 1307 Production Networking Film Event

Ashley Berges

Ashley Berges is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Live Your True Life Perspectives. Live Your True Life Perspectives has been on the radio since 2012 and can be heard on USA Radio and Westwood One. Ashley discusses topics such as relationships, psychology, mindfulness, self-worth, and the list goes on. Perspectives is also a worldwide recognized podcast. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and Spreaker amongst others. Ashley is the host of The Celebrity Perspectives on Amazon Prime. She engages with amazing celebrities while they are being honest and true about themselves, how they feel, and what they want from life. Ashley is the Live your True Life Coach, Toxic Relationship to Divine Identity Coach. Her latest book is The 10 Day Challenge to Live your True Life. The 10 Day Challenge is a lifetime guidebook to making the most out of your life, understanding your pure identity, and becoming the best version of yourself. Throughout Ashley’s lifetime of work, she has realized the value of working with children. Ashley believes that it is vital to children’s development to help them see their value, develop a better understanding of their feelings and emotions, and understand the value of animals, friends, family, the planet, and the world around them. After years of wanting to begin a non-profit, Ashley was able to start, the Live Your True Life Foundation. Live your True Life Foundation is the vehicle to help encourage and motivate children to connect to their feelings, emotions, and thoughts. Ashely believes that helping positively shape a child’s future is a duty we all need to perform. Ashley has dedicated her life to searching, advocating, and offering a powerful and practical perspective for people to live a more rewarding life. She helps individuals identify their true selves.

Michael Cain Interviews Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs is an iconoclast innovator, with four decades of experience in the entertainment industry having created, launched, managed, and sold ventures, including several live music venues, record companies, an artist management group and restaurants. Hobbs, the illustrious catalyst that resurrected modern day Deep Ellum from a ghost town to become the most popular entertainment district in Dallas. Hobbs pioneered the modern day Deep Ellum in 1984 founding the legendary Theatre Gallery, The Prophet Bar and in 1998 The Door launched and showcased original music 20 years, creating a destination which has profited multitudes of real estate developers, business owners and created millions in tax revenue. Hobbs appeared in Newsweek, Billboard, many local and international publications casting his vision to promote the arts, individualism and freedom of expression. Hobbs as head of these ventures led in design, funding, permitting, management, staffing, team building and most importantly booking relations with talent agents in New York, LA and Nashville. He has produced countless concerts and festivals, discovered and introduced many visual artists and recording artists to the people of Texas, such as The Flaming Lips, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy, Jane’s Addiction, Rev Horton Heat, The Lumineers, Dua Lipa, Ron English, Bill Haveron and many more. Currently Hobbs works with various movers and shakers through his Imperishable media group to produce inspirational movies, television, concerts and various media genre. Now Available for appearances

Mike Rhyner

Mike Rhyner spent 32 years in radio in the Dallas-Ft Worth market, commencing in 1979 at KZEW. He spent 7 years as producer of the LaBella & Rody show watching things blow up around him before moving to WBAP, then KZPS. Probably best known as the creator of the Ticket, he spent 26 years there, primarily helming the perennially dominant afternoon drive time show the Hardline. In December 2019 he stepped away from the Ticket, announcing his retirement in a surprise video still talked about today. He presently hosts ‘Your Dark Companion’, a podcast which can be found at

Eric Couch

V. Eric Couch has had the great privilege to share the stage with Martha Stewart, Nigel Farage, Ice-T and Coco, Michael Gerber (E-Myth), Walter “Scorpion” O’Brien (world’s smartest man), George Ross (Trump's attorney) speaking at recognizable locations like London Stock Exchange, Carnegie Hall, NASDAQ, Citibanamex and Royal Society of Medicine. He host the podcast, Living a Legacy, Guest include: George Lopez, Les Brown, Kevin Harrington, Kathy Ireland, Jack Canfield, Clint Black and many more! Eric is a multi-year member of Forbes Finance Council and 2020 & 2021 inductee of the Dallas 100 (fastest growing privately held companies in Dallas)
For over 20 years, Mr. Couch has been the guy behind the curtain with the answers to life’s retirement questions, along with his nationwide army of financial advisors, having protected over $1 Billion in just the last 3 years.

Ron Hall

Ron Hall’s life was centered around a successful career as an international art dealer and a passion for his Rocky Top ranch on the Brazos River. All this changed in 1998 as a result on an encounter with a homeless man, Denver Moore, who was threatening to kill everyone in the Fort Worth, Texas homeless shelter where Ron and his wife Deborah had begun to volunteer two weeks earlier. After the death of his wife in November, 2000, Denver Moore moved in with Ron and lived with him for the next ten years. This life changing encounter, featured on many television and radio shows inspired Ron to write his first book SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, a story of hope and redemption. The word of mouth hit became a New York Times platinum bestseller and stayed on the list for more than three and a half years. In 2007, President Bush appointed Ron to the State Department Cultural Property Committee to advise the President on diplomatic matters regarding international art and antiquities. He served through December 2011. Currently, Ron is a screenwriter and producer of the movie version of his book SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME. It opened in theaters across America by Paramount Pictures October 20, 2017. He recently published SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, Children's version and WORKING OUR WAY HOME, the story of the ten years he and Denver lived together. He is currently writing the sequel for the movie. Ron and his wife Beth, reside in Dallas where they direct the Same Kind of Different as MeFoundation,, established to raise money and awareness for the homeless.

Michael Cain

MICHAEL CAIN is dedicated to changing the world for the better based on the belief that media can change people’s hearts and minds toward positive solutions. Michael directed and produced TV Junkie for HBO’s Addiction series, winning the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize as well as producing more than twenty feature films for HBO & SHOWTIME. Michael was named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the Top 10 Film Festival Leaders and by the Dallas Observer as one of the Top 100 Creatives among cultural entrepreneurs in Dallas. He was also nominated, with Liener Temerlin, as Texan of the Year by The Dallas Morning News. Michael is the US Advisor to the WaterBear Network & the Resilient Foundation. M3 Films, the company his wife started and he is President of is currently producing the US Premiere of The Way of The Rain: Hope For Earth with Sibylle and Robert Redford, EarthX, EarthxFilm and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Half-Earth Day, October 22, 2022. He is a lucky husband and devoted father to two amazing daughters!

Jeffrey Liles

Russell Hobbs profiles Jeffrey Liles (aka Cottonmouth, Texas): an American writer, storyteller, and member of the abstract hip-hop group Decadent Dub Team. Currently the artistic director at The Kessler Theater in Dallas. EDITOR'S NOTE: this is a re-upload from an earlier version.

Andrea Reich

Russell Hobbs profiles Andrea Reich, entrepreneur and the owner and designer of Diadem Jewelry. She is also a devoted mom, an artist and involved in several philanthropic pursuits

Paul Salfen

Paul Salfen is a Dallas-based TV host, producer, editor, writer, content creator, consultant, and entrepreneur who currently holds the positions of producer and co-host of Drew Pearson Live/The Ultimate Hail Mary and producer/writer for AMFM Magazine. Salfen is also seen internationally an international correspondent for OSN in Dubai, which is seen in 22 markets in the Middle East. He has spent the past 20 years interviewing a wide variety of the biggest and brightest stars in film and music including the likes of Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, The Rock, Will Smith, Willie Nelson, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Tiesto, and Sandra Bullock, as well as a series of sports, travel and business articles including features on luminaries like Sir Richard Branson.