"The Pursuit Of..." is a podcast about what matters. It is a purely guest-centric show focusing on people and organizations that advance positive change. Positivity can be anywhere; and in a time of vast discord, "The Pursuit Of…" is finding those who champion its causes loudest. Hosted by Ryan Buck, Artist Development, New Leonard Media and co-hosted by Mark L. Wilson, Owner, New Leonard Media, we look to give a profound voice to those who are in the pursuit of… making things better, any way possible.
The Pursuit Of Katie Lowran Art
On this episode, artist Katie Lowran shares her journey into art, which began when she inexplicably felt compelled to buy a tube of electric blue paint despite lacking prior artistic experience. She discusses her passion for infusing emotion and feeling into her acrylic paintings, even though she initially studied psychology in college and grew up in an academic household. Katie emphasizes the importance of living life to the fullest and having fun. The podcast also touches on her three artistic children, her business-minded approach, and challenges the stereotype of artists being perceived as "flaky" or impractical.
The Pursuit Of Paddle Antrim
In this conversation, Deana Jerdee, the executive director of Paddle Antrim, discusses her background and the organization's mission. The discussion touches on various topics, including Deana's journey, her experiences in the environmental field, and her passion for water conservation. Deana also shares insights into the collaborative efforts required to establish the Chain O'Lakes Water Trail, emphasizing the importance of community support and shared goals. Throughout the conversation, her motivation and vision for people enjoying and benefiting from the water resources in the region shine through.The Pursuit Of... is a podcast brought by New Leonard Media
The Pursuit Of Riley's Candles
Episode features Josh Hart, owner of Riley's Candles, a company that raises funds for emergency surgeries for dogs using candle sales. Josh discusses his shift from a corporate insurance career to his mission-driven endeavor, inspired by his own dog's surgeries. The podcast underscores the importance of relationships and in-person interactions, especially in the Lloyd's of London market. It closes with a focus on Riley's Candles' mission to save dogs and its positive impact on the community. ``The Pursuit Of... Podcast is brought by newleonard.com
The Pursuit Of Dana Black "I Swear On My Mother's Grave"
Dana Black is a multi-talented artist, podcaster, and actor. She hosts the podcast "I Swear on My Mother's Grave," where she shares bold and vulnerable conversations about complicated maternal loss. The podcast started during the pandemic and has become a platform for healing and storytelling. Dana is passionate about using her voice and humor to connect with others and explore the theme of grief. As an actor, she wanted to find more control over her creative work and storytelling, which led her to start the podcast. Despite the challenges and uncertainties, Dana is proud of her podcast and the impact it has had on others. She encourages aspiring artists to find their own unique paths in the industry and emphasizes the importance of connecting with others through storytelling."The Pursuit Of..." is a podcast produced by New Leonard Media. Visit NewLeonard.com for all thing audio, video, and podcast related.
The Pursuit Of The National Cherry Festival
In this podcast episode, Ryan Buck and Mark Wilson interview Kat Paye, CEO of the Festival Foundation in Traverse City. They discuss the role of the Festival Foundation and its various events, such as the National Cherry Festival and the Charity Ball Drop, in creating fun and supporting the community. Kat talks about the misconceptions surrounding the festival industry and emphasizes the Foundation's efforts to give back to the community through scholarships and donations to nonprofits. The conversation also touches on the challenges of organizing events and the experiences of the festival queen.The Pursuit Of... is a podcast from New Leonard Media
The Pursuit Of Disability Network Northern Michigan
Our guests today are Demarie Jones, an independent living specialist, and Alanna Lahey, the Associate Director of Disability Network Northern Michigan. We had a discussion about their titles to ensure accuracy. Demarie identifies herself as an advocate for people with disabilities when asked what she does. Alanna affirms this and adds that Demarie also holds the title of social worker, among others. They often receive questions about Disability Network, its purpose, and its role in the community. People sometimes mistakenly assume that they determine disability status and provide financial assistance. The organization focuses on generating awareness and addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. Both Demarie and Alanna have been with Disability Network Northern Michigan for several years and actively engage in advocacy efforts, including meetings with representatives and senators to bring attention to disability-related issues. They emphasize the importance of personal stories and experiences in making a meaningful impact during these discussions. They also highlight the successful three-year process of changing the accessible parking signage in Michigan to include an active person in a wheelchair, reflecting a more inclusive and accurate representation. Despite the time and effort required for such changes, they remain dedicated and optimistic about their work."The Pursuit Of..." is a podcast produced by New Leonard Media