19 episodes

"Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols" aims to change the way teens and adults perceive the world around them. It seems as if every time we turn on the news, all we hear about is the negativity surrounding us. Makaila believes it’s time to change that stigma. She offers peer-to-peer advice on issues such as: bullying, body-image, peer pressure, substance abuse and more. Makaila will interview celebrities, experts and even share her own experiences of struggles and triumphs. Makaila has found the light at what she thought was the end of the tunnel and wants you to find it too.
Be Bold. Be You. Be Blatantly Honest.

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"Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols" aims to change the way teens and adults perceive the world around them. It seems as if every time we turn on the news, all we hear about is the negativity surrounding us. Makaila believes it’s time to change that stigma. She offers peer-to-peer advice on issues such as: bullying, body-image, peer pressure, substance abuse and more. Makaila will interview celebrities, experts and even share her own experiences of struggles and triumphs. Makaila has found the light at what she thought was the end of the tunnel and wants you to find it too.
Be Bold. Be You. Be Blatantly Honest.

    Jonte Hall on stereotypes

    Jonte Hall on stereotypes

    Today on Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols, I spoke with former Harlem Globetrotter, Jonte Hall. He was known as “Too Tall Hall” ironically enough he is just 5’2”. When he was young, he was told to quit pursuing his aspirations of becoming a professional basketball player but against all odds, he became the shortest player in Harlem Globetrotters history. Now he is a motivational speaker and visits schools nationwide to deliver his message of never giving up.

    • 30 min
    Anne Therese Gennari on ethics

    Anne Therese Gennari on ethics

    On today's episode of Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols, I spoke with Anne Therese Gennari. She is a former fashion model, current entrepreneur and environmental advocate. She is the co-founder of an ethical modeling agency called Role Model Management. She hopes to inspire brands, companies and to people use their following for good.

    • 32 min
    Miah Green on bullying

    Miah Green on bullying

    Miah Green is a 14-year-old award-winning aerialist, actress and humanitarian. She is first and foremost an advocate for anti-bullying. In 2013 Miah started her “circus” training in aerial silks/lyra and over the years has evolved to numerous disciplines and performing throughout the US and internationally. She starred in the film, "Lucky Star” as Avery which won Best Short Film at the Utah Film Awards. Her goal is to bring joy, light and love to the world through entertainment.

    • 25 min
    David van de Velde on success

    David van de Velde on success

    On today's episode of Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols, I spoke with Mr. David van de Velde. He is the co-founder of Ketel One vodka and the founder of Van Gogh vodka. He shares stories of success, innovation, and his work with the community.

    • 42 min
    Marc Mero on addiction and bullying

    Marc Mero on addiction and bullying

    Today, I spoke with Marc Mero, a former WWE Wrestling Champion known as Johnny B. Bad. Marc’s journey through life was not easy. He grew up in an impoverished area of Buffalo, NY. He was bullied throughout his entire life and turned to wresting to protect himself. He rose in ranks from boxer to wrestler. During his time in WWE, he battled addiction, loss, and hitting rock bottom mentally. Marc now shares his story as a motivational speaker to change the stigma behind the topics youth are facing.

    • 31 min
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    Tommy Radon on bullying

    Tommy Radon on bullying

    Tommy began his dance career as a jazz and hip-hop dancer before becoming a professional choreographer at only 13. He was bullied and beaten to the point of near-death because of his dancing passions and the stereotypes that came with it. Despite all odds, he went on to earn Top World Instructor at Arthur Murray; Top NY Instructor each year he was at Fred Astaire as well as Top US Instructor at Fred Astaire in 2008. He's received many awards throughout his life & continues to compete professionally.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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LeAshAttack ,

Absolutely amazing

Makaila, is absolutely relatable! You can come to her for anything. She’s been through it all and knows what you’re going through. Just give her a listen and you’ll understand!!

KatieGr ,

YES!!!!

Absolutely love the podcast!! Definitely would recommend!!

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