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The Show to Inspire Your
Imagination and Creativity


At some point, everyone needs to be inspired. If you're looking for a great story or personal example to help jump-start your imagination and creativity, then A STEP BEYOND is for you. Through meaningful conversations and storytelling, this show serves as an interaction with the people who are the stories: current, living, creators of new ideas, developers of the latest innovations, and examples of success. Through engagement with the "who behind the what," the stories come alive and create an emotional impact.

A STEP BEYOND is an extension of the host's new book, A Quarter Million Steps, which connects the modern topics of imagination, creativity, innovation, focus, teamwork, work ethic, transformative change, and with the applied history and past lessons learned throughout the very successful Apollo Moon Program in the 1960s.


Top Episodes

Jonathan Frakes Episode


S3 E12—Jonathan Frakes


Jonathan Frakes is an actor, director, and producer best known for his role as Commander William T. Riker of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Kari Byron Episode


S1 E1—Kari Byron


Kari Byron was co-host of Discovery Channel's MythBusters, the current co-host of White Rabbit Project on Netflix, and a variety of other shows combining art and science to solve problems.
Josh Gates Episode


S3 E4—Josh Gates


Josh Gates is an archaeologist and host of Expedition Unknown now appearing on the Discovery Channel (previously the show appeared on the Travel Channel).
Kevin Jorgeson Episode


S3 E8—Kevin Jorgeson


Kevin Jorgeson is a rock climber who, along with his partner Tommy Caldwell, made the first successful free climb up the 3000' Dawn Wall in Yosemite.
Kenny Aronoff Episode


S1 E10—Kenny Aronoff


Kenny Aronoff was named by Rolling Stone as one of the best drummers of all time. He has played for a long list of the greats including John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga.
Gene Cernan Episode


S1 E11—Gene Cernan


In this episode of A STEP BEYOND, Dr. Anthony Paustian honors the memory of Gene Cernan, the Last Man to walk on the Moon who passed on January 16, 2017. This is the audio of a very informative interview Dr. Paustian had with Gene just a few years prior.
Jill Heinerth Episode


S3 E6—Jill Heinerth


Jill Heinerth is a diver and explorer for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She was named a "Living Legend" by Sport Diver magazine.
Miles Nielsen Episode


S4 E7—Miles Nielsen


Miles Nielsen is a very talented song writer, singer, and musician and son of Rick Nielsen, the great lead guitarist of Cheap Trick (the guy with bow tie & hat).