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Sketch comedy, personal stories, original music, insightful essays, and short fiction. Life Lab Notes creates and curates episodes that look at life and how it works, and sometimes doesn't work. Each episode is about 15 minutes of entertaining, funny, uplifting, thought-provoking treats.
 
Are you paving the way for the life you want? Facing decisions that may affect you personally and financially? The Decision Dialogues Podcast, brought to you by Modera Wealth Management, presents personal stories covering pivotal moments and their impact on one’s overall financial goals. In a world where money matters are often unspoken, you will hear candid, personal accounts from a wide spectrum of successful individuals. You will learn about the decisions they faced— and gain inspirationa ...
 
Self Evident challenges the narratives of where we come from, where we belong, and where we're going — by telling Asian America's stories. With host Cathy Erway, we present reported narratives, personal stories, and community conversations that tackle today's tough questions about identity, cultural change, and nationhood. Self Evident is a Studiotobe production, incubated at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and supported by our listener community.
 
Welcome to the WANTcast: The Women Against Talk Podcast -lessons in moving forward fearlessly, and spreading the (good) word. In each episode, writer, speaker, coach and WANT founder Katie Horwitch unpacks tips, tools, motivation and inspiration to help you shift your self-talk: the internal narrative you have on loop 24/7 that tells you who you are and who you should be. You can't change the world until you change YOUR world, first - and shifting your self-talk is where it all begins. Dive ...
 
When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.
 
Hideo Higashibaba left the cult he was born into when he was 22 years old. The Unification Church, also known as the Moonies, was founded in Korea by a man named Sun Myung Moon who proclaimed he was the Second Coming of Christ. In Growing Up Moonie, Hideo asks people he grew up with what their childhoods were like and shares his struggle to make sense of his weird sheltered youth and the person he grew up to be. Edited and co-produced by Quinn Myers.
 
Keeping It Queer is an all-things Queer podcast hosted by Navin Noronha and Farhad Karkaria. The show looks at the world through a much-required queer lens and covers everything from laws and pop culture to queer lives and myths surrounding being "different". Come on out and join them on this journey. We're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy.
 
She+ Geeks Out (hosted by Rachel Murray and Felicia Jadczak) brings you the voices of womxn from all walks of life to share with you what they geek out about-- their passions, talents, struggles, and successes. This doesn't mean that they're going to be tech talks (although they might be!). Each episode will feature the hosts and their guests talking about topics including health, psychology, art, music, learning, and more-- the list goes on. Episodes are fun, engaging, and provide some nugg ...
 
A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creativ ...
 
Zach Ricker is a 23 year old who is the founder of S.H.Y. Double A (A.K.A. - S.H.Y.A.A. and stands for SEEK HELP, YOU AREN'T ALONE) and he also speaks about his own experience with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. He will discuss his own experiences, mental health, life in general and will also have guests on the podcast to discuss their personal experiences. Zach is bringing awareness to mental health and showing other that they are not alone while giving people a perspective on l ...
 
Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrated 10 years of podcasting in July 2020! Listen wherever you want and catch up on all the TRUE stories from your favorite comedians and writers! Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy. Brand new episode every Tuesday! Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is LIVE every Friday night on Facebook and YouTube! No tickets need ...
 
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Comic Mav Viola, who has toured with Whitney Cummings and opened for Margaret Cho, shares a story about quarantining with her roommate who decided now was a smart time to go party in Mexico. Join us every Friday night as we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blain…
 
When producer Erica Mu moved back to her hometown in 2014, she said goodbye to a past life without any idea what exactly her new life should look like. Looking for the most grounded place she could find, she went to the local mall early one morning, turned on her tape recorder, and started talking to everyone she could meet. As Erica made her way t…
 
Jason Horton (Ghost Town, The Thinning: New World Order, Strange Year Podcast) has an obsession with haunted places in Los Angeles. Is it because of the rejection of show business? The despair? Today he shares the story of The Murder House in Los Feliz, California. Join us every Friday night as we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on…
 
On the inaugural episode of Decision Dialogues, Mark Willoughby and Jennifer Faherty of Modera are joined by Monique de Maio, CEO of ondemand CMO. Monique talks about her family's “immigrant-itis” and its effect on the decisions she made as she started to mold her career path from a young age, and then the inflection point she faced in corporate Am…
 
On episode 2 of Decision Dialogues, Mark Willoughby and Jennifer Faherty of Modera are joined by Chieh Huang, Co-Founder and CEO of online bulk grocery supplier Boxed.com. Chieh talks about how dissatisfaction with his life as he saw it unfolding at a big law firm, coupled with an enterpreneurial spirit and his group of “a bunch of tech geeks,” led…
 
Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrated 10 years of podcasting in July 2020 and have over 650 episodes recorded. Christine Blackburn is the creator, host and producer of Story Worthy, Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show, and The Sto…
 
Forget new year, new you. We're so over that. (Aren't you?) This Season 6 finale episode is all about examining what it means to create a new outlook for yourself, even (and especially) if it goes against what's worked for you in the past. If you're feeling overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or simply unenthusiastic about making changes right now, this epi…
 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion experts Felicia Jadczak, Fatima Dainkeh, and Erika Powell talk about the myriad of ways companies can meaningfully measure the impact of DEI programs, how to move on from initial benchmarking data, destigmatizing DEI data, what metrics are important to track, and how to measure some of the "squishier" parts of inclu…
 
Kevin Nealon, Writer/Musician Allie Goertz, and Comedian Joe Manente are 3 of the storytellers that make the Best Stories of 2020! Listen as Kevin recounts performing at a strip club with Bob Saget in Point Barrow, Alaska; Allie shares the story of the car accident that saved her life; and Joe talks about teaching Special Ed and having to break up …
 
Feeling unenthused - or just plain confused - about goal-setting this year? This one's for you. In this solo episode, I share the (awkward and obnoxious) wake-up call my subconscious gave me about my life, and why it's sometimes the most important to let strategy GO. SHOW NOTES: 090: Letting Go and Past-Self Pen Pals 063: Let Go and Let Goal with G…
 
Jefferson Graham talks about wrapping up his 36 year career at USA TODAY, where he did over 10,000 interviews, with everyone from Jerry Seinfeld and Van Dyke to Steve Jobs and Wozniak, and moving on to videomaking and photography (Photowalks) and personal blogging at Subtack. Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on…
 
What happens when you come to America to marry the person you thought would take care of you, only to find yourself in an abusive family, losing all sense of self? Guest producer Rosalind Tordesillas brings us this story about Joy, a woman whose dream marriage turned into a nightmare — and the advocates for survivors of domestic violence who helped…
 
Actor Mark Teich (The Finchers, Monk) was working as a bartender in a Santa Monica bar when a scuffle broke out. Guess who tried to be a good guy? Yep, Mark Teich. Listen to find out what happened! Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Blackburn and comedian Blaine Ca…
 
There's a lot of pressure to put out the perfect end-of-year podcast, that is the perfect blend of a thoughtful review of the year, a humourous look at life’s outtakes, and an upbeat toast to the future. Luckily, someone made paper snowflakes and saw a big metaphor; and someone else took a long walk and met a wise man. We present two holiday pieces…
 
Comic Dustin Nickerson (Overwhelmed, Netflix, Comedy Central, Hulu) decided to create a comedy special but how do you pull that off during a pandemic? Listen to find out and watch Dustin's special "Overwhelmed" on Amazon Prime. Every Friday night we play Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show LIVE on Facebook and YouTube with your host Christine Bl…
 
Wow, wow, and also...wow. Not to over-hype this episode or anything...but I'm pretty sure it's exactly what you need right now. Wherever you are. Whenever you're listening. Just trust me on this one. If you're not convinced yet... If your favorite therapist, poet, and thought leader got together and had a book baby, What's Your Story?: A Journal fo…
 
Screenwriter/Comedian Peter Gaulke (Divorced Parents, Black Knight, Ice Age the Meltdown) had a helluva weekend. It started off with a serious bicycle accident, then a huge scab falling off his chest while performing stand-up at The Ribtickler. Then a fire broke out (with mortalities!) in the comedy condo where he was staying. Other than that, Pete…
 
During this year’s protests for Black lives, the national conversation was filled with calls to have uncomfortable conversations about anti-Blackness. This push, to talk about racism with our loved ones, has been both championed and criticized — but how do these conversations actually go down, and where do they lead? To find out, we spoke with thre…
 
Comic Deanne Smith (Netflix, Just For Laughs) and their girlfriend were teaching English as a Second Language in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico, when the Mexican federales came knocking and kicked them out! Why? What in the world did they do? Listen to find out! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is once a month on the third Sunday of every…
 
With performances, galleries, and museums closed the lives of many artists changed overnight at the beginning of lockdown. In this Transmission Times episode we hear from 14 musicians, visual artists, performing artists, and fiber artists talk about the changes to their work, their art, and their lives. The piece is infused with the music, and perf…
 
We can't wait for gratitude to come, and can't just expect it to come naturally all the time (especially in the tougher times). To get fluent in gratitude, you've got to have a gratitude practice. And not just in the self-help, pop-culture-mindfulness way: an actual PRACTICE, just like you'd practice a sport or new language, so that when you need i…
 
Marsha Shandur (Yes Yes Marsha, True Stories Toronto) was in her dorm room one night when her roommate saw something horrific. Listen to find out what happened! Oh! And check out the secret website Marsha made just for us! Click here. The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is once a month on the third Sunday of every month at 5:00pm PST, via Flappers Comed…
 
During the 48 hours of uncertainty after November 3, 2020, our producer James called over a dozen people — not to talk about Trump vs. Biden, but about the more systemic problems that would stick with us after all the votes were counted. These conversations with family and friends led him to reexamine a pivotal moment in his civic education: When h…
 
Comedian Lahna Turner (Netflix, Hulu, Comedy Central) went through many tumultuous years of marriage wrought with addiction that sadly ended in the death of her estranged husband comedian Ralphie May. But after several years of putting her life back together she is now moving forward with her family, love life, and career. Listen to this episode fo…
 
If you want to "make an impact" but either don't know where to start or get overwhelmed thinking about ALL the places you could start, this episode is the one you've been waiting for. Christen Brandt experienced an upbringing surrounded by women who built one another up as the men around them tore them down. This deeply shaped her perspective on th…
 
Comic Laura House (Tiny Victories Podcast, Writer on CBS’s Mom, BBC’s Secret Life of Boys, Mouth Punch) grew up knowing she was adopted, but finding her real mom would turn out to be impossible. Until it wasn’t. Listen to this episode of Story Worthy and go on this incredible adventure with comedian Laura House. The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EV…
 
Comedy Writer Sue Kolinsky (Best Leftovers Ever!, The Osbournes, Top Chef, Sex and The City) was in no position to take in a dog but this one little puppy seemed destined to be a part of her life. Plus, Christine and Sue talk all about the original reality show, The Osbournes! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom at 6:00pm p…
 
In this episode we hear the Transmission Times piece "You ain't got no friend." I'd love to hear about your pandemic life. Reply to one or both of these questions: What happened that you didn't expect during this time? What good has come from this pandemic? You can record on your smartphone and email it to thispaleolife@icloud.com or call 847-354-4…
 
With so much attention focused on the Presidential race and other federal elections right now, we hope you'll find it refreshing to hear from Yuh-Line Niou, the only Asian American woman in New York's state legislature. In this conversation with Rock the Boat podcast host Lucia Liu, Yuh-Line explains how and why she got involved with local and stat…
 
Comic/Actor Adam Ferrara (30 Minutes You'll Never Get Back, Nurse Jackie ) was nominated for the Comedian of the Year from the American Comedy Awards and invited his parents to Los Angeles for the ceremony. How well did his parents do on the red carpet? Did Adam win? Listen and find out! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom …
 
Trying to flip the script when everything feels like a dumpster fire feels silly at best, tone deaf and demeaning at worst. If you're trying to force your positive self-talk right now, you might be feeling exhausted, defeated, enraged, lonely, confused, or some kind of special cocktail of all the above ingredients. “Positive self-talk” probably fee…
 
When New York City became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Brooklyn-based producer Beenish Ahmed struggled over whether to visit her parents in Ohio or stay put. Her parents — a landlord and hairdresser who immigrated from Pakistan in the ‘70s — begged her to come home. When Beenish finally decided to go in May, she recorded that journey,…
 
Emmy Award Winning Writer Eddie Feldmann (SuperFunny, Dennis Miller Live, Show Biz Show with David Spade) was working on the NBC lot in Burbank the night Johnny Carson died. Listen to his Hollywood story about this night to remember as Eddie takes you backstage in the green room with some of the biggest names in comedy as he attended the memorial o…
 
How can Asian American communities create safety, when the harms of racism and xenophobia are so deeply rooted in our society? We’ve spent time unpacking the simplistic solution of hate crime enforcement, then learning how local activists rallying against anti-Asian hate often reveal a much deeper history of neglect and under-resourcing of immigran…
 
Stef Zamorano (The Jimmy Dore Show) was teaching high school English when drug dogs arrived on campus. Then Stef got called to the office and questioned by the sheriff. Listen to find out what happened today, on Story Worthy! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is EVERY Sunday night on Zoom at 6:00pm pst. Watch 5 true stories in 1 hour THEN we play Stor…
 
Houston Kraft is a speaker, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong to help schools more effectively teach empathy, connection, and kindness. To date, they have worked with over 2500 schools globally serving over 1 million students. His new book, DEEP KINDNES…
 
Jeff Harry, founder of Rediscover Your Play, went to a party in junior high where all the cool kids would be and had two huge epiphanies- teenagers can be evil and embracing his full nerdy, weird self by playing more, gave him the belonging he was desperately seeking. Listen and you may just rediscover your play! The Story Worthy Hour Of Power is E…
 
Monica Piper, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and stand up comedian (Rugrats, Mad About You, Veronica’s Closet, Roseanne, “Not That Jewish") made a promise to her baby she found hard to keep. Listen to this touching yet hysterical story from one of the most talented women in the business, Monica Piper! Check out the BEST underwear I've ever worn! …
 
The rise in xenophobic harassment, discrimination, and violence against Asian Americans during the pandemic has led to a rise in neighborhood watch groups in historic Chinatowns and other Asian immigrant communities across the country. While these groups have made headlines for speaking out against racism, their motivations and actions reveal a dee…
 
Over the last 5 years I've had coffee dates and phone calls and quick-question-for-yous with SO many people who ask me about how to start a podcast. The logistics of podcasting are Google-able and straightforward (I use an Audio-Technica mic, host on Libsyn, and record with either SquadCast.fm or Zencastr). The stuff that I *really* try to share wi…
 
Debbie Kasper, comedian and author of "You're Not That Pretty & Other Things My Parents Told Me," was working at a restaurant in NYC, when Billy Joel stumbled into her station and propositioned her. But was it really Billy Joel? Listen to master storyteller Debbie Kasper and find out! You guys have to try Eby underwear! They're completely seamless …
 
Boy are you in for a treat! We spoke with the incredibly wise Lauren McGoodwin, aka the Career Contessa, to talk all things job search! We got super practical. We got fantastic answers to these questions and more! I feel overwhelmed by the different options of going back to school to get my masters in CS, getting a certificate, going to a bootcamp,…
 
Feminist Comedian Bobbie Oliver (Tao Comedy Studio, The Tao of Comedy Embrace the Pause) posted something on Twitter that somehow enraged an anonymous man who tweeted back vile threats. Bobbie blocked him, but it didn't stop there. Listen now to an intense story that will leave you frightened to find about what lurks on social media. The Story Wort…
 
Ever felt like you want to start something, do something, be something...but "what's the point?" Or maybe you've "already tried"? Or it just seems too daunting, too trivial, too...fill in the blank? Have you ever asked yourself, rhetorically, some version of the question: Why bother?? Jennifer Louden thinks you should ask that question more - but f…
 
Actress Cheyenne Rae Hernandez (The Tax Collector, Hawaii Five-O) was raised in El Paso, Texas. After suffering a horrific family tragedy, Cheyenne summoned her strength and headed out to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream of being an actress. Many hardships and detours ensued, including living in her car and joining the U.S. Army as a medic. Her per…
 
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