60 episodes

Hosted by Craig Kasper, the Bravest Podcast is about the journey to becoming more resilient. A healthcare provider and a person who has lived with the daily challenges associated with type 1 diabetes, Craig explores the stories and insights that serve to empower us all to make a positive impact on our mindset, our health, and ultimately the world around us. www.TheBravestLife.com

Bravest Podcast Craig Kasper

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Hosted by Craig Kasper, the Bravest Podcast is about the journey to becoming more resilient. A healthcare provider and a person who has lived with the daily challenges associated with type 1 diabetes, Craig explores the stories and insights that serve to empower us all to make a positive impact on our mindset, our health, and ultimately the world around us. www.TheBravestLife.com

    Couch To Competitor With Casey Boren

    Couch To Competitor With Casey Boren

    This is our final episode in a week-long series highlighting some incredible athletes with type 1 diabetes. Today, I’m excited to share my conversation with Casey Boren. Casey is one of the co-founders of the Diabetes Sports Project, he has run with a team of type 1s across the United States, and he has competed in countless Ironman races including the world championships in Hawaii. Through this episode Casey guides us all to take our lives from the couch to competitor. So sit back, grab a notepad, and let’s tap into the deep knowledge of Casey Boren.
    www.thebravestlife.com/060

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Rise Up With Brandon Denson

    Rise Up With Brandon Denson

    So next up in our mini-season highlighting some incredible T1D athletes is Brandon Denson. Brandon is a super active figure in the diabetes world through his creative work and new non-profit called Bolus Maximus. But before he was the roller blading community builder he is today, Brandon was a kid from Michigan with big dreams of playing pro football. Supported by the massive love and confidence from his mother, Brandon carved his path from a high school diagnosis, through division one college ball, straight into the pros. But it’s his work shining a spotlight on inequalities in healthcare that makes Brandon a true force to be reckoned with.
    www.thebravestlife.com/059

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Hard As Nails With Sarah Burkett

    Hard As Nails With Sarah Burkett

    This is a special episode. If you’ve been watching the CBS reality show ‘Tough As Nails’ you are going to be very familiar with my guest on today’s show. Sarah Burkett is a former college track star, police officer, trainer, now pipe welder, who persevered to become one of the final three contestants on this season of the show. She also happens to be type 1. Sarah is a true force of nature and an inspiration to all of us to rise up despite what the world throws at us.
    www.thebravestlife.com/058
     

    • 54 min
    Unstoppable Mindset With Eric Dutcher

    Unstoppable Mindset With Eric Dutcher

    On this episode, I sit down with mud runner, soon-to-be Ironman competitor, and Chief Operating Officer of the Diabetes Sports Project, Eric Dutcher. In this conversation we dive deep into Eric’s story, and he shares some critical concepts and stories that will help anyone out there, at any level, develop an unstoppable mindset.
    Eric Dutcher Instagram - www.instagram.com/chronicsuperhuman
    DSP - www.diabetessportsproject.com
    Rebellion With Cause Gotham Ride 2021 for DSP - www.gf.me/u/zgzxij
    Music credit - Random Thoughts by Audiobinger

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Inner Exploration With Evan Soroka

    Inner Exploration With Evan Soroka

    On this season 3 finale of the podcast, I sit down with Evan Soroka. Simply put, Evan is a bright soul in the darkness that we are all experiencing right now. In this conversation, Evan shares details of her early childhood in NYC and how her family moved to Colorado so her dad can follow a passion for a creative life. She talks about the beginnings of her life with type 1 diabetes during a 24 hour wilderness survival experience, and how yoga ultimately entered the picture and changed her life. Evan is fascinated with exploration, internal and external, and we go deep in this conversation. We discuss the intricacies and interconnectedness of yoga therapy, the breath, and the mind. We talk about Evan’s definition of the meaning of life and the importance of not wasting our one beautiful opportunity to make the most of our time on this planet.
    www.thebravestlife.com/056
    www.evansoroka.com
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    No Excuses With Derrick Coleman, Jr.

    No Excuses With Derrick Coleman, Jr.

    On this episode of the podcast, I sit down with NFL fullback and Super Bowl Champion Derrick Coleman, Jr. If you’re not familiar with Derrick, he is the first deaf offensive player in the history of the National Football League. This conversation explores Derrick’s life growing up with significant hearing loss and the challenges he faced as a result. But one of the most impressive aspects of his story, is the fact that he never used those challenges as excuses. Derrick went on to play football at UCLA and then fought his way into the NFL, ultimately playing for Coach Pete Carroll and alongside Russell Wilson to bring the Super Bowl Championship to the Seattle Seahawks. Derrick and I talk about mindset, perseverance and the work he continues to do to encourage young people with hearing loss to reach for their goals despite what some might view as a disability.
    www.thebravestlife.com/055

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Mamjoy ,

Natalie Balmain

Just listened to this ep from 2017. I found it from Google searching more info on her because she’s so intriguing. Actually, for years I’ve been following her brother, Casey Rain, who is a massive influencer in our Prince community. He’s a great guy too so it runs in the family.
Craig, your interview was very informative, thought provoking, engaging, respectful & kind. I’m not a diabetic but surely have great compassion for all of you who are. Thank you for the time you expended in this show. I learned a lot about Natalie, her incredible journey, the diabetic community & the great need for more essential research on a cure.
Until then, Godspeed on your journey of providing the nations with vital information on this special topic & being available with your valuable schedule.

LauraH30986 ,

Interesting, informative and easy to understand

I just finished listening to your latest interview (first one I’ve heard) with Dr Lampert and I found it super interesting so thanks! My husband has just been diagnosed with T1D about 3 weeks ago, and this morning had a trial CGM inserted for a week, so knowing other people’s experiences is really informative and comforting.
We are learning very quickly about something we had no clue about less than a month ago so it’s a steep learning curve, but it’s reassuring to know there are people like you spreading research and information far and wide!
Thanks for your podcast, I’m going to definitely listen to more on my walks to and from work from now onwards!!

nobodyhere6363 ,

Get to it already

My available listening time is limited so I don’t have 30 minutes per episode for irrelevant yada yada. Some good information when they finally get to it.( Ie skip the first 35 minutes of 047 Heather Lampert’s interview If you don’t care about her childhood stuffed animals and honeymoon stories). I pretty much skip the first 30 minutes of every episode to get to the helpful stuff.

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