Hi, I'm Adam and I'm building CallCast. An app to make it super simple for anyone to create and publish a podcast.
It's my goal in 2020 to talk to 365 people about their life journeys, facing our fears, taking risks and starting new things.
It's awesome to be a beginner at something. Love the process of being a beginner. Some of the most profound insights will happen in this beginner stage.
Background Music & Sounds by: Broke for Free, Podington Bear, Beat Doctor
Life or Death: Bringing the circus to town
Today the wrestler known as Life or Death called in to share his thoughts on fear and dealing with anxiety and depression. Life or Death talks about feeling like the world is difficult and tough and he is wanting to find fulfillment in it where he asks himself who is he going to be? He talks about always looking to make progress and move forward. He also speaks about how important art and theater is for people. His goal is to have constant circuses playing because he loves the creative expression that the circus provides people. Life or Death reminds us to look at even the smallest things in the world and find wonder and a reason to believe in the beauty that the world has to offer in these micro moments.
Dad: Love, Family and You are Not Alone
Today marks the end of my 2020 podcasting journey and I am delighted to have had a chance to connect with my dad as the final podcast in the Calling On You series. This has been an amazing journey where I spoke with a new person every day of the year. The anticipation of my dad closing out 2020 and being the final podcast of the year (podcast #377) was not only special but felt complete since my mom was episode #1 on the very first day of the 2020 year. My dad spoke about inheriting his work ethics and setting goals - something he learned from his father but also the pressure that we put on ourselves and the down side of perfectionism that comes with excessively high expectations. He talks about how his mom taught him to “go for it because what do you have to lose” mindset. We talk about how important love, family, friendships and finding support can be for all of us and to not feel like we need to take on all of life’s hardships alone. We talked about how important self exploration and developing self awareness is - to look beyond our fears and try and see what is below the surface because that is why the key to overcoming most of our fears. I tend to think about this like Plato’s allegory of the cave where most of our fears are like shadows dancing on a wall and it isn’t until we can get out of our caves and explore our fears will we discover that what we thought we where afraid of all along wasn’t what we where making them out to be. When we strath ourselves and push beyond the boundaries that we feel limiting us is where the world really gets interesting, vibrant and full of color. We will meet amazing people along the way if we have the courage to invite them in and connect more. I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021.
MiMi: The love of a puppy
Today MiMi called in to share her story about her fear of losing her puppy-and then when it finally came, the pain and grief that she experienced after it happened was unbearable. MiMi takes us through the story of her life and the trauma that she went through while she was young. She talks about being born in a hut and immigrating to America where she lived in a studio in a poor neighborhood- but seemingly rich compared to her village. MiMi talks about moving to New York and being injured at ground zero during the September 11th attack. She talks about burying the trauma & building a company and selling it a decade later due to the PTSD that surfaced. All the abuse, tragedy, & pain made her into a shell of a human... Through help & the love of friends recognizing that an animal can support her recovery- it was Pita, her first puppy dog that taught her about love and compassion and gave her purpose and life again. Mimi talks about losing Pita and the pain and heartache that she is experiencing since her puppies passing. MiMi talks about grief and the process that comes from the pain and sadness. She talks about how it is important to know that you are not alone in the sadness and its ok and necessary to cry. This episode is dedicated to Pita and the love any anima can change you & bring purpose into our lives.
Jeremy: A hard look at ourselves
Today Jeremy called in to share his story of documenting and reporting on what is happening in America today in regards to the “Left vs Right” political narratives on his website Public Report. I have been talking with Jeremy and watching his work as he traveled around the United States doing the hard beat reporting that not many journalists do any more. Jeremy has been interviewing members from the Anarchist Movement to the leaders of the Proud Boys to embedding himself in the Antifa black block protesters rallies so that he could better understand and try and make sense for what is happening on America’s streets. What Jeremy has been uncovering has not been widely embraced by the mainstream media because it seems like there is an agenda and narrative that is the hard truth that Jeremy is shining a spot light on. However his reporting has cost him long time friendships and online harassment. Jeremy is the most knowelgeble person I know in reporting on what is happening in America today - the stuff that most of us read about in the traditional media - Jeremy is really reporting on the hard truths and asking the hard questions. The topics that he covers can be overwhelming and do take time to unpack - if you want to learn more about the political underbelly of what is happening in America right now I recommend checking out the work Jeremy is doing. He is of the highest integrity and thoughtfulness - make sure to check out Public Report here: https://www.publicreport.org
Jenny: Every day goals
Today Jenny called in to share her experience with fear, work and taking risks. Jenny is young, 18 but she is super ambitious. She was very concerned about finding a job since she is young and didn’t have the resume and qualifications that other people applying might have. Yet Jenny didn’t let the doubts deter her from applying to hundreds of jobs. She finally landed a job and learned as much as she could. Then an opportunity presented itself where Jenny could get another role in the company, a very senior roll because someone was leaving. Jenny talks about when opportunity knocks to be ready and take your shot. The worst that can happen is getting told no and that it’s worse to never have known if you would have been able to have the opportunity if you don’t at least try. Jenny talks about goal setting, taking risks, working hard and being willing to go the extra mile to learn. Check out TeammateMe, the company that Jenny leads the marketing for here: http://TeammateMe.com
Brian: To love, family and the bonds that tie
Today Brian called in to share his story about finding out at age 17 that he carried the traits for Huntington's Disease. Now that Brian is turning 27 soon he has been thinking more about what this disease means for his future and his time here on earth. Brian talks to us about being adopted and the impact that it had on him, he shared his perspective on what family means to him, his dreams and aspirations for the future and his amazing poetry. Brian talks about his love for sports and hockey, his thoughts on love, how we should treat each other and taking the time to be there for the people in our lives. Brian has a powerful story and message. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_l84wrk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlyicanbstew YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoJEB0FSFzTe_Or9AZ1RbhQ Amazon: www.amazon.com/World-Were-1-Brian-Stewart/dp/147929599X TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJGS3x6D/
Adam takes the time to listen to his guests and asks thought provoking questions. He’s a natural interviewer!
This podcast is very real and informative into the life’s of people who share real life situations including myself that can relate to what others are sharing. I find this very therapeutic and a learning experience. Thank you for everything
Wonderful and Human
This is a really great show about what it means to be human from all sorts of different perspectives.