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Leo Yockey is a transgender, biracial, Tanzanian-American millennial recovering from existential dread and burnout. He hosts a new guest each week to unpack the universal truth in their unique life path. Leo started this podcast to share the lessons he learned from informational interviews after quitting his job as a software engineer to pursue standup comedy. Whether you're an entrepreneur, artist or corporate employee, the answer is always the same: to know what you want out of life, you must embrace who you are.

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Leo Yockey is a transgender, biracial, Tanzanian-American millennial recovering from existential dread and burnout. He hosts a new guest each week to unpack the universal truth in their unique life path. Leo started this podcast to share the lessons he learned from informational interviews after quitting his job as a software engineer to pursue standup comedy. Whether you're an entrepreneur, artist or corporate employee, the answer is always the same: to know what you want out of life, you must embrace who you are.

    Media is More Powerful Than Education (Alli Santos)

    Media is More Powerful Than Education (Alli Santos)

    Leo mentions Lil Nas X, which sends him and guest Alli Santos into a long conversation about representation in media. They discuss the evolving role of personal identity in our society, the fallacy of binary thinking, and the importance of representation in media.

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    By: Leo Yockey

    • 54 min
    The Huge Quit Movement (Sean Page)

    The Huge Quit Movement (Sean Page)

    Why did the pandemic cause everyone to quit their jobs? In the season 2 premiere, Leo is joined by Tech Recruiter Sean Page to unpack this question. They discuss scarcity vs. abundance; religion; common pitfalls of inclusivity; and how to find a job you feel passionate about.

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    By: Leo Yockey

    • 50 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Trailer for season 2 of The Leo Yockey Show, coming every Tuesday starting September 14!

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    By: Leo Yockey

    • 2 min
    Your Body Holds Memories (Stephanie Somatics)

    Your Body Holds Memories (Stephanie Somatics)

    In the season 1 finale, Leo is joined by an old friend and Somatic Healer, Stephanie Somatics. Stephanie explains the body's ability to communicate with us, the similarities between the gut and the brain, and specific challenges that empaths face. Leo and Stephanie both open up about their healing journeys.

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    • 1 hr
    Best of Season 1

    Best of Season 1

    If you haven’t listen to The Leo Yockey Show yet, this episode is the perfect place to start! Either way, this is a great peak into Leo’s favorite conversations and to look back on some of the greatest moments of the 1st season thus far. Leo also opens up about his true motivation in starting the podcast. Clips include the dark and light side of personality traits, utilizing privilege for good, inserting joy into day-to-day life, staying true to yourself despite society’s expectations, and more!

    Note: Season 1 finale will be released next week.

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    Featured Guests:
    Braxton Fleming; Meghan Q. Barrett; Addie Woolridge; Mwamba Nyanda; Shannon Hay; Lucas Casarez; Valerie Phoenix; Emily Sedgwick
    By: Leo Yockey

    • 56 min
    It's All About Who You Know (Pariss Athena)

    It's All About Who You Know (Pariss Athena)

    Black Tech Pipeline CEO chats with Leo to explain why the diversity issues in tech aren't a "pipeline issue." Leo connects Pariss' past career experiences as an actress, wax specialist, and software engineer to her current business as a recruiter. Finally, Pariss gives solid advice on how to get a leg up in a new career path.

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    By: Leo Yockey

    • 48 min

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