65 episodes

A podcast that offers a platform for people to share their life experiences. A show of engaging conversations with people who have lived through and done amazing things. Shining a light on the fact that we are far more alike than different. With all the negativity expressed in soundbites and decontextualized statements, misinformation, disinformation, and craziness, a shift in perspective is needed. Hosted by Michael Bollenitn.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

A podcast that offers a platform for people to share their life experiences. A show of engaging conversations with people who have lived through and done amazing things. Shining a light on the fact that we are far more alike than different. With all the negativity expressed in soundbites and decontextualized statements, misinformation, disinformation, and craziness, a shift in perspective is needed. Hosted by Michael Bollenitn.

    Rolling with the Flow

    Rolling with the Flow

    Brandon Foss grew up in the northeastern part of the U.S and is a man of experiences. He left home at 18 and has been living and learning. We spoke about his early upbringing and how that directed him as an adult. Branson is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We spoke about how his journey through the martial art has transformed him from who he was about 8 years ago to the man he is now.

    • 51 min
    Rooting for Words

    Rooting for Words

    Jess Zafarris is many things. An author, a lover of words, an editor, and so much more. She recently released “Words from Hell,” a book on the origins of words. Written with a blend of fact and snark, it is highly improbable for you to finish it without laughing and coming away with a new respect for both our more common and more obscure words. We covered a spectrum of words from the subdued words like shenanigans to the more colorful words, which I won’t mention here, and how their usage varies around the world. 
    You can find her on all the socials through here.

    • 53 min
    Leaves and Roses

    Leaves and Roses

    Scott Beuerlein went from working for Delta Airlines to turning his hobby and passion into a new career as the Manager of Botanical Outreach and a hortoculturist at the Cincinnati Zoo. He did something many hope they can, to live by the adage, “If you find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” We spoke about his adoration for all things botany, his love of the environment, and how we can both help the planet while making it more pleasing to the eye. 
    You see his labor of love all around the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, read his writings and rants at hortmag.com, gardenrant.com, and scottbeuerlein.com.

    • 52 min
    On the Spectrum

    On the Spectrum

    Karen Simmons CEO/Founder of Autism Today Foundation, author of several books including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs. She has been on a mission crossing three decades in advancing awareness and strategies for individuals that are neurodiverse and/or on the Autism spectrum. We spoke about what drove her into becoming an advocate (being the mother of an autistic child) and how she continually adapts to the changes in her mission. 
     
    She partnered with Lindsey Duncan to develop natural supplements for nuerodiverse people. If you want to see more of what she has accomplished and what she is working on currently, please visit her site or  autismtoday.com and of course neuronutritionals.com. 

    • 46 min
    A Rural Voice of Reason

    A Rural Voice of Reason

    Jordan Waggoner is a just a guy from rural Minnesota, with a little bit of property and some horses. He, to his surprise, accidently gathered nearly half a million followers on TikTok. His content of choice? Pretty much everything. Science? Check. Random stories? Check. History? Check. He just puts his thoughts out to the world and the people like it. 
    Please check out his content and his website, https://linktr.ee/off_jawaggon.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Tip of the Iceberg

    Tip of the Iceberg

    We are back! Our apologies for the extended hiatus. We return with a “2-fer.” This episode I spoke to Jean Dvorak and Vivian Scavo, two women I have known for many years. Two women who are true educators. Two women who helped me try to grasp the current state of education. Given headlines across the nation of hyperbolic nonsense and cringe worthy anti-intellectualism, I wanted to talk to people who actually are in the classroom. As the episode title says, we nicked the tip of the iceberg.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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