100 episodes

On Fraternity Foodie, we will have some of the tough conversations in Fraternity and Sorority Life with the leading speakers and experts in the industry. We'll discuss topics such as hazing prevention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, recruitment, diversity, and any issue involving college students today to help make our campuses safer and stronger.

Fraternity Foodie Podcast by Greek University Michael Ayalon

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On Fraternity Foodie, we will have some of the tough conversations in Fraternity and Sorority Life with the leading speakers and experts in the industry. We'll discuss topics such as hazing prevention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, recruitment, diversity, and any issue involving college students today to help make our campuses safer and stronger.

    Brandy Wilson Edwards: How did alcohol push you away from who you were and where you wanted to be?

    Brandy Wilson Edwards: How did alcohol push you away from who you were and where you wanted to be?

    On the Fraternity Foodie Podcast today, we have attorney and motivational speaker Brandy Wilson Edwards! Brandy empowers you to be a zealous advocate for yourself and make courageous choices. She helps bridge the gap between personal and professional development, and she encourages you to embrace your uniqueness so you bring more of your personality into everything that you do. With her love for everything pink she is not your typical attorney. She is a multi-passionate creative, a published author, and is also certified to teach yoga and mindfulness. Brandy leverages her life experiences to help you take control of your life, follow your happiness and pursue your potential. In episode 328, we find out why the University of North Texas was the right school for Brandy, what was special about the members of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority that made her want to join, how alcohol was pushing her away from who she was and where she wanted to be, how practicing yoga, journaling, and meditating turned that all around, what happened when she stopped drinking alcohol, how she worked through imposter syndrome and gained confidence, what are 5 actionable steps students can apply both personally and professionally to take control of their lives, and how she become intentional and prioritized her happiness. Enjoy!

    • 32 min
    Tracy Rector: Why did you want to produce the film "No Ordinary Love" on intimate partner violence?

    Tracy Rector: Why did you want to produce the film "No Ordinary Love" on intimate partner violence?

    In episode 327 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we interview Tracy Rector. She is a speaker, an award-winning film producer, an author, and a survivor who uses her voice to raise awareness of gender-based violence. USA Today recognized her film, No Ordinary Love, as one of the "biggest summer movies" in 2021. She's spoken at events in the US, including Guam, Asia Pacific and the UK. Tracy served as board chair of the 2nd largest domestic violence agency in Texas. Her passion and energy are ever-present on stage. After the film's release, she launched PROJECT #RaiseAwareness to screen the film at colleges as a Title IX event. We find out why she decided to attend Texas Tech for her undergraduate experience, what was special about Tri Delta Sorority that made her want to join, why did she decide to produce the film "No Ordinary Love" on intimate partner violence, what was surprising about the reactions she got from people watching the film, what college students think about the film, what we can do to prevent intimate partner violence from happening in the future, how can Title IX offices be more effective on college campuses, whether fraternity or sorority members have an obligation to get involved, and Tracy's next steps in her mission. Enjoy!

    • 37 min
    David D’Orazi: How did mental illness in your family impact your life?

    David D’Orazi: How did mental illness in your family impact your life?

    In episode number 326 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we have David D’Orazi as our guest, an author. He’s taken all the information from his sister’s diaries and scrapbooks since the early 1960’s and wrote an incredible book with it. David graduated from UC Irvine, and then got his Masters in Business at Cal State Los Angeles. He’s also an award winning salesman for many years, and he tells the story of mental illness in his family and how that impacted his life. We find out the life story about Dave's father, influential twentieth century artist, in his first book “The In-Between Artist: The Story of Tony D’Orazi”, we hear about all the materials that Dave had to go through in order to write the book, how the mental health of his father impacted Dave's life, we hear about Dave's sister (the actress) Kathy O'Dare and her upbringing in his book "Is Everybody Happy?", why Dave ended up at UC Irvine for his undergraduate degree, how Dave credits his own success in sales to his father and sister, how our listeners can learn from mental health struggles in those we love, and the next book that Dave is planning to write.

    • 27 min
    Juan Williams: How did you get through health challenges like COVID-19 and Pancreatic Cancer?

    Juan Williams: How did you get through health challenges like COVID-19 and Pancreatic Cancer?

    Juan Williams has absorbed holistic health protocols all his life. From gathering early information as a child of the 60's in the Cereal City of Battle Creek Michigan, to the melting pot of Honolulu, Hawaii. As a journalist at nearly a dozen TV and radio news outlets, Mr. Williams has been exposed to the health practices of a multitude of cultural backgrounds. He’s also learned of the health practices of ancient times, as well as modern day western medicine. What has worked for him, is holistic protocols of past generations in his family, and the understanding that your blood, and what you eat, is critical to your nutritional health. Juan Williams has a life education that includes an AS in mechanical engineering from the University of Hawaii; and a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary, from Arizona State University. In addition, success in the struggle of his personal health crisis, as well as giving advice in the life challenges of others, to promote a total understanding of personal self-help health.
    In episode 325 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Juan decided to move in with a foster family at age 14, we learn about the unique health initiatives in Battle Creek - Michigan, why he chose The University of Hawaii and Arizona State for his educational pursuits, what happened when Juan had a celebrity encounter with Bruno Mars, how Juan was able to get through COVID-19 and Pancreatic Cancer, when he began his fascination with nutritional health, what is the goal with the book "Why Your Lifestyle is Killing You", what is some nutrition advice for college students since their time and budget is limited, and what the college students listening today should avoid at all costs. Enjoy!

    • 37 min
    Dr. Robin Hall: What are the common sexually transmitted infections on college campuses?

    Dr. Robin Hall: What are the common sexually transmitted infections on college campuses?

    Dr. Robin Hall is a board-certified family physician, entrepreneur, author, speaker and cancer survivor. With over 30 years of experience in medical practice, Dr. Hall is well known as a trailblazer, excellent diagnostician, and medical educator. She has won many “Top Doc” awards in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and has been listed in Texas Monthly many years in a row as a Texas Super Doctor. Her personal and professional experience makes her uniquely qualified to help others gain an understanding of optimal medical care and what it is like to persevere through life’s challenges.
    In episode 324 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Dr. Robin Hall decided on Texas Wesleyan for her undergraduate experience, what makes her such a successful doctor over such a long period of time, what are the myths and misconceptions around sexually transmitted infections, the problem with excessive cell phone usage, what are the facts surrounding alcohol usage, why she decided to start writing "The Other Side of Illness, Unexpected Blessings", why people shouldn't be afraid of cancer, and the facts around heart attacks in women.

    • 38 min
    Dr. Annie White: How can we rewire our brains to eliminate stress and anxiety?

    Dr. Annie White: How can we rewire our brains to eliminate stress and anxiety?

    Dr. Annie White is the author of The Calm Code: Transform Your Mind, Change Your Life. After thousands of hours of patient visits and a decade studying neuroscience and neuroplasticity, she developed a revolutionary step-by-step method to minimize stress and maximize happiness. Annie has a Doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The tools are based on neuroplasticity and rewiring the brain. Not only did her patients want stress and anxiety relief, but there also came the point when Annie desperately needed these techniques. Once she saw for herself how well they worked, it became her mission to get them into the hands of everyone who needed them. The Calm Code isn't a typical stress or anxiety book. It gives you a step-by-step solution to transform your mind, and change your life. Stress, anxiety management, and happiness, here you come.
    In episode 323 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what life was like for Dr. Annie White before The Calm Code, how she developed The Calm Code, how exercising more, getting better sleep, and eating healthier really not the answer to stress, how we can rewire our brains to eliminate stress and anxiety, what are the signs that stress is killing us, how stress is ruining our relationships, what we should do when we hear the negative self-talk in our heads, what are some breathing tips we can start using right away to activate our calm nervous system and lower stress, and some other things we will learn in "The Calm Code: Transform Your Mind, Change Your Life". Enjoy!

    • 27 min

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hemingwayhalfdozen ,

Very informative and a fun listen.

Lots of good tips in a short period of time. Well worth a listen even for those with a short attention span. Great job!
Especially loved the episode with Dr. Thomas Hemingway you just did. Thanks for the great podcast!

eralbertson ,

Fun Fabulous and Informative

I loved being a guest on Michael’s podcast and I highly recommended it to college students who want to make the best of their campus experience as well as parents of college students who want to know how to support their kids. Michael is a fabulous host and interviewer who is always entertaining, fun, and informative.

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