35 episodes

We all take different paths in life, whether they be physical or metaphorical. Join host Eric Spitz as he chats with different entrepreneurs, creators, and many other interesting people who are following their passions to live a life they envision for themselves.

Juxtaposed Journeys Juxtaposed Journeys

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

We all take different paths in life, whether they be physical or metaphorical. Join host Eric Spitz as he chats with different entrepreneurs, creators, and many other interesting people who are following their passions to live a life they envision for themselves.

    Travis King's Journey as an Author, Explorer and Plastic-Fighter

    Travis King's Journey as an Author, Explorer and Plastic-Fighter

    This episode covers Travis King, who had a fairly normal upbringing growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and then decided to venture to South America after obtaining his Master’s Degree at 28. Four years and four continents later, Travis had a wide mix of experiences that became part of his book: Not that Anyone Asked: A Travel Memoir about Sex, Drugs, Love, and Finding Purpose.
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    In addition to the memoir, Travis stays busy writing blog posts, working on land development projects where he currently lives on the Oaxacan coast in Mexico, being half of Sprawl Consulting, playing music and hosting local events and Open Mic Night at Punta Origen, and even organizing a plastic recycling program in Puerto Escondido.
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    The conversation ranges from what inspired him to leave the country after obtaining his Master’s Degree, to the wild experiences Travis had in those four years, and all the work he does with the land development projects, and trying to clean up our planet. Check out the links below to stay updated on everything Travis is doing, and maybe even pick up a copy of Not that Anyone Asked to get the full story on some of the experiences Travis had while out exploring the world.
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    Travis King’s Website: https://www.traviswking.com/
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    Not That Anyone Asked Travel Memoir on Amazon:
    https://smile.amazon.com/Not-That-Anyone-Asked-Finding/dp/B08PX7KG7P/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=not+that+anyone+asked&qid=1652557979&sr=8-1
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    Travis King Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/traviskingtravels/?hl=en
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    Paradise in Crisis Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dU79Mf_nUA
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    Violinist Joshua Bell Article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2014/10/14/gene-weingarten-setting-the-record-straight-on-the-joshua-bell-experiment/
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    Walt’s Kitchen Table Podcast: https://waltskitchentable.com/
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    Editor Kywil on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kywil
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuxJourneysPod
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juxtaposedjourneys/
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    Interested in being featured in a future episode? Find Juxtaposed Journeys on PodMatch and request an interview, or send an e-mail to juxtaposedjourneys@gmail.com for further inquiries.

    • 59 min
    Fred Joyal's Journey with 1-800-DENTIST and Becoming Superbold

    Fred Joyal's Journey with 1-800-DENTIST and Becoming Superbold

    This episode covers Fred Joyal, who’s the co-founder of 1-800-DENTIST along with Gary Saint Denis, which started back in 1986. Fred’s also the author of three books; two of which are in the dental industry, and his latest book Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days gives readers a systematic way to increase their boldness and confidence.
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    Fred will even be having a highly interactive two day Superbold Workshop on June 24 and 25 that will work on some of the exercises and principles outlined in the book. Follow the link to Fred’s website below to find out more information about the event.
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    The conversation ranges from the origin story behind 1-800-DENTIST, to what inspired Fred to want to be more bold in his life, and even when Fred was a question on Jeopardy and a contestant on Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader. Stick around to the end of the episode to see if that Jeopardy contestant ended up getting the question right, and if Fred ended up being smarter than a 5th grader.
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    Fred Joyal’s Website: https://fredjoyal.com/
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    Fred Joyal on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Joyal/e/B09GR3L71J?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000
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    Fred Joyal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realfredjoyal
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    Fred Joyal Twitter: https://twitter.com/fredjoyal
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    Fred Joyal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredjoyal/
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    Mac’s Bar Article: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2021/04/28/macs-bar-not-closing-music-is-going-away/4874447001/
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    Editor Kywil on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kywil
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuxJourneysPod
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juxtaposedjourneys/
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    Interested in being featured in a future episode? Find Juxtaposed Journeys on PodMatch and request an interview, or send an e-mail to juxtaposedjourneys@gmail.com for further inquiries.

    • 54 min
    Brian Barrish's Journey with Australian Football

    Brian Barrish's Journey with Australian Football

    This episode covers Brian Barrish, who’s a Media Manager for the Australian Football League. Brian first became interested in Australain Football (Footy) back in 1995 while channel surfing. Since then, his interest in the sport has built him a resume that includes providing commentary and analysis for Stateside Footy TV, Girls Play Footy, and the Footy Gospel Podcast.
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    Brian even played a total of 61 games over seven seasons with his local USAFL club: The Philadelphia Hawks. In addition to being a team player, Brian has also served as secretary and media manager for The Hawks, and helped the club grow their online presence with game reports and social media involvement.
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    The conversation ranges from what got Brian into Footy, to how the sport has evolved over the years, Brian’s experience traveling to Australia, and even a time when one of his comments during a game made a splash on Reddit. The USAFL is currently celebrating their 25th anniversary by releasing a set of podcast episodes in the near future, so check out the resources below to stay updated on when those get released.
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    United States Australian Football League: https://usafl.com/
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    USAFL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usafl
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    USAFL Twitter: https://twitter.com/USAFL1997
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    USAFL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/usafl1997/
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    USAFL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/USAFL1997
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    Brian Barrish on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarrishUSAFL
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    Footy Explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMZYZcoAcU0
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    Interested in being featured in a future episode? Find Juxtaposed Journeys on PodMatch and request an interview, or send an e-mail to juxtaposedjourneys@gmail.com for further inquiries.

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    Sara Deacon's Journey as a Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor

    Sara Deacon's Journey as a Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor

    This episode covers Sara Deacon, who’s a Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition, Sara is an artist, host of the podcast Martial Arts & Crafts, and Life Balance Coach who uses the lessons she learned on the mat to teach her clients about wisdom, discipline and leadership.
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    The conversation ranges from what got Sara into martial arts to begin with, to the important life lessons learned through practicing martial arts, and all of her creative outlets that include painting, writing, crocheting and even some basket-weaving. Just wait until you find out what material Sara uses for these baskets.
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    Sara’s Website: https://saradeacon.com/
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    Martial Arts & Crafts on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/martial-arts-crafts/id1535514321
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    Martial Arts & Crafts on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7d0FMLXJX0ukpvtQefQioe?si=054b47c5c2a84c73
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mymartialartsncrafts
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mymartialartsncrafts/
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    Master Schiele on YouTube (Belt Progression): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzM_VaQNtgk
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    Roland Osborne on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wEAAhImADA
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    Interested in being featured in a future episode? Find Juxtaposed Journeys on PodMatch and request an interview, or send an e-mail to juxtaposedjourneys@gmail.com for further inquiries.

    • 49 min
    Jeff Seckendorf's Journey as an Educator

    Jeff Seckendorf's Journey as an Educator

    This episode covers Jeff Seckendorf, who’s the founder of United Team Diving (UTD) Scuba Diving, which is a successful global scuba training and certification agency. Jeff also started Coach Me Strong as a result of the pandemic, which is an exercise coaching company for people with Parkinson’s disease, other neurological diseases, or even people who are just getting a little older in age. Jeff has a powerful documentary titled “It Seems Like Magic, But it’s Science,” where a group of 10 individuals, three with Parkinson’s Disease, make their way to Mt. Everest Base Camp.
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    The conversation ranges from how UTD Scuba Diving got started, to Jeff’s involvement in the Parkinson’s community, and even all the training he’s doing to set a new record in his age group in cycling. Jeff clearly has a very diverse and interesting background, with each facet intertwining and playing a role into who he is as a person, and the things he contributes to the world.
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    UTD Scuba Diving: https://utdscubadiving.com/
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    Coach Me Strong: https://coachmestrong.com/
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    Jeff’s Personal Website: https://www.jeffreyseckendorf.com/
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    UTD Scuba Diving on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unifiedteamdiving
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    UTD Scuba Diving on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unified-team-diving/
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    UTD Scuba Diving on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmFVUZBRJJ6gSC4inf8gM7A
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    UTD Scuba Diving Podcast on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/7sBCOY9pDVUpyawaEfaM2T
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    Interested in being featured in a future episode? Find Juxtaposed Journeys on PodMatch and request an interview, or send an e-mail to juxtaposedjourneys@gmail.com for further inquiries.

    • 56 min
    Linda King's Journey as a Travel Writer

    Linda King's Journey as a Travel Writer

    This episode covers Linda King, who’s an author, travel writer and blogger based in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, Linda is the founder of The Smart Travelista, which is a platform aimed at helping fellow travel lovers save money on their adventures. Linda is also the author of The Smart Travelista’s Guide, which is a four part book series available on Amazon.
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    Linda uses her background as a travel agent and banker, combined with her resume of visiting over 30 countries to help other eager wanderlusts explore the world around them without completely depleting their bank account.
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    The conversation ranges from favorite traveling experiences, to places at the top of Linda’s travel bucket list, maintaining a work life-balance, and even a time when things didn’t go according to plan in Florida, and how that only created an interesting story to share later.
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    The Smart Travelista Website: https://www.thesmarttravelista.com/
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    The Smart Travelista Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thesmartravelista
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    The Smart Travelista Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_travelista
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    The Smart Travelista Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesmartravelista/
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    The Smart Travelista Series on Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08JYD7J2W?binding=paperback&qid=1646617894&sr=8-1&ref=dbs_dp_rwt_sb_pc_tpbk
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    Kangaroo Details and Australian Animal Myths: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-04-10/animal-myths-dogs-kangaroos-cockatoos/100038384
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    Dreaming in a Foreign Language: https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/link-dreaming-and-language-learning#:~:text=You've%20probably%20heard%20people,progress%20faster%20than%20other%20students.
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    Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFUuzWxoNRM
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    Interested in being featured in a future episode? Find Juxtaposed Journeys on PodMatch and request an interview, or send an e-mail to juxtaposedjourneys@gmail.com for further inquiries.

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Pizzaman12 ,

Worth The Listen!

Eric is very engaging! This is definitely a show worth adding to your rotation.

Walt's Kitchen Table ,

Engaging!

Enjoy the vibe and the varaity of the guest. And it is from the heart with Eric, he truly enjoys what he does and it shows. Time well spent!!

J–S ,

Solid

Solid conversations with a diverse collection of guests. We’ll done.

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