13 episodes

A podcast by Rise Collaborative. Through short profiles of different people and their stories, LIFTED aims to capture the various perspectives of a community in modern America.

LIFTED Rise Collaborative

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

A podcast by Rise Collaborative. Through short profiles of different people and their stories, LIFTED aims to capture the various perspectives of a community in modern America.

    Rolling Slow

    Rolling Slow

    How do you start a mass movement? In this case, all it takes is the distant ring of a bicycle bell. And it begins: around one thousand people on bicycles, moving together. This is Slow Roll Buffalo. Seamus helped to start the event as a way to get people reconnecting with the city.

    • 16 min
    Train-a-Bull Dogs / Trainable Dogs

    Train-a-Bull Dogs / Trainable Dogs

    Nuggs is a dog. He was picked up by the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter as a stray. His hobbies include shaking toys, crunching on bones really loudly, and going on fun walks. Nuggs is accompanied by a human, Julie, who is a volunteer with the Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. 

    Heads up: there's some sensitive content here, so maybe it's not suitable for young children.

    • 11 min
    Hop Hop: The Superego

    Hop Hop: The Superego

    Musician Jaz Frazier performs as her superego Hop Hop, which gives her license to let loose and be “weird and extreme” on stage. But there’s a lot of groundwork that goes into writing the songs she performs. And making time to make music can be a challenge.

    Aside from our usual title theme, all of the music in this episode is by Hop Hop and engineered by Steak and Cake Records. You can find Hop Hop’s music on Spotify and here: iamhophop.bandcamp.com/ 

    • 10 min
    Getting High on As and Bs

    Getting High on As and Bs

    Lisa has experienced homelessness and addiction. She’s at the Matt Urban Hope Gardens, which provides housing for once chronically homeless women. But she’s not a resident…



    Attribution: The sound effect ‘cinematic heart machine beep’ is by bastardwrio and can be found at https://freesound.org/people/bastardwrio/sounds/338210/

    • 15 min
    Kickin' Ass On Wheels With a Queen City Roller Girl

    Kickin' Ass On Wheels With a Queen City Roller Girl

    Roller Derby is a sport that is becoming increasingly popular in Western New York. We’re rolling with Sigourney Cleaver, a skater in Buffalo’s Queen City Roller Girls, as she kicks ass on game day. You’ll be transported to the unforgiving, physical, and adrenaline-soaked experience of fighting through the pack during a bout. Pull up your pantyhose - this episode is flying out of the gate so fast you’re gonna get rink rash.

    • 10 min
    LIFTED Season 2 Preview

    LIFTED Season 2 Preview

    We're back! It's been a while, but since you last heard from us, we've been hearing more from you. In Season Two of LIFTED, there are even more real-life stories to be heard, experiences to explore, and stereotypes to smash. LIFTED profiles the people and perspectives of Western New York, and new episodes are released each week.
    LIFTED is brought to you by Rise Collaborative. Season Two is released May 9 2019.
    Website: risecollaborative.com
    Instagram and Facebook: @risecollaborative

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Brian Earl - Christmas Past ,

This is the kind of podcast I love to discover

Interesting stories, well told, well produced, and just the right length. Holly has a great voice and delivery. I'm always happy when I discover a little gem like Lifted, and I can't wait to hear more :-)

Christamariep ,

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Season 2 episode 2 getting high on As and Bs was so incredible. Hearing a story like that brings so much joy to my heart. Having personally dealt with addiction with close friends and family I love to hear of the hope that exists, there is a life on the other side! Keep up the good work!! <3

alysonmdesign ,

Unique stories!

I’m loving hearing local stories outside of the normal narrative!

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