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Memories of a Moonbird is about human stories. Almost every week, I interview interesting people doing inspiring things. From activists to actors and scientists to scholars, we talk about their hopes, their struggles, and what it means to be human. How does a teacher help former child soldiers in Africa? What do hummingbirds sound like to a deaf person? What does an accountant think is the meaning of life? Come join me and explore life… one story at a time.

Memories of a Moonbird Daniel Scherl

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Memories of a Moonbird is about human stories. Almost every week, I interview interesting people doing inspiring things. From activists to actors and scientists to scholars, we talk about their hopes, their struggles, and what it means to be human. How does a teacher help former child soldiers in Africa? What do hummingbirds sound like to a deaf person? What does an accountant think is the meaning of life? Come join me and explore life… one story at a time.

    Vincent Aiello, Fighter Jet Pilot

    Vincent Aiello, Fighter Jet Pilot

    When it comes to the need for speed… he’s the real deal.

    As a fighter jet pilot for the United States Navy, for nearly 25 years, he flew the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet and the F-16. He accrued almost 4,000 flight hours, over 700 carrier landings, and served as both a TOPGUN Instructor and Air Wing Operations Officer.

    Today, this family man flies for one of the major airlines and hosts his own awesome podcast called, appropriately, “The Fighter Pilot Podcast.” There, he explores the fascinating world of air combat: the aircraft, the weapons systems, and most importantly--the people. And you should absolutely subscribe.

    I’m excited to chat with this amazing man, and fellow podcast host, about all things jets, life in the skies, what it feels like to be in control of something moving 1,200 miles an hour… and what his experiences around the globe have taught him about life back here on Earth.

    Check out Vincent's podcast, The Fighter Pilot Podcast, by clicking here and check out the episode we referenced about Call Signs right here:

    Click here to see Vincent on YouTube talking about how real fighter jet scenes in movies are!

    The books we referenced:

    "October Sky" by Homer Hickam *
    https://amzn.to/2PdRj8T

    "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell *
    https://amzn.to/3dJpjmZ

    "Tools of Titans" by Timothy Ferriss *
    https://amzn.to/2QK4vCV

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    #moonbird #podcast #podcasting #Entertainment #entertainer #EntertainmentIndustry #movies #tv #DanielScherl #memoriesofamoonbird #VincentAiello #Aiello #FighterJet #FighterPilot #FighterPilotPodcast #Navy #ArmedForces #jet #jets

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Rob Brownstein, Actor and Acting Teacher

    Rob Brownstein, Actor and Acting Teacher

    For over thirty years, you’ve seen and heard him in almost every form of media you can imagine: Film, television, theater, video games, radio, magazines, the internet…

    He’s “that guy.”

    He’s been in movies, and t.v. shows like Star Trek Discovery, Straight Outta Compton, Argo, Mad Men, Castle, Criminal Minds, Bosch, Grey’s Anatomy, Breaking Bad, and many, many others, not to mention more than a hundred national commercials for the biggest brands in the world like Capital One, Dell, FedEx, Audi, Marriott, Heineken, Quickbooks, State Farm, and Coca-Cola, just to name a few…

    In addition to his incredible career, he’s also one of the most renowned acting teachers in Los Angeles and a man with a fascinating life story.

    Check out Rob's acting classes at An Actors Space, by clicking here.

    The books Rob referenced:

    "Manchild in the Promised Land" by Claude Brown *
    https://amzn.to/3tfgire

    "Stand on Zanzibar" by John Brunner *
    https://amzn.to/3d93QDZ
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    #moonbird #podcast #podcasting #Entertainment #entertainer #EntertainmentIndustry #movies #tv #DanielScherl #memoriesofamoonbird #Brownstein #RobBrownstein #actor #acting #actorlife #teach #education #hollywood #AnActorsSpace

    * Memories of a Moonbird is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  I may get commissions for purchases made through links at no cost to you whatsoever, and I thank you in advance!
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    • 43 min
    Athena Brensberger, Astronomy Educator and Model

    Athena Brensberger, Astronomy Educator and Model

    She’s one of the most passionate, smart, and inspiring women you’ll ever meet. Through her social media platform called “Astroathens,” she advocates for science and the arts, and teaches astrophysics in a fun way that makes it enjoyable for everyone.
    Her background is in stellar and planetary formations, proto-planetary disks and exo-planetary systems, and in addition to bringing outer space down to earth, she’s also a social media influencer and an international model who’s traveled the world.
    She says, “If sharing my story might inspire just one person who may feel torn, stuck, or fearful to pursue a life of uncertainty or an unconditional career path, then I feel as though I’ve begun to make a difference in the future of innovative creators.”
    Links for you to explore!
    Athena's Website: astroathens.com

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    #moonbird #podcast #podcasting #Entertainment #entertainer #EntertainmentIndustry #movies #tv #DanielScherl #memoriesofamoonbird #Astronomy #carlsagan #neildegrassetyson #cosmos #anndruyan #bonjovi #athena #athenabrensberger #astroathens #keeplearning
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    • 59 min
    Dr. Michael Cosmopoulos, Archaeologist

    Dr. Michael Cosmopoulos, Archaeologist

    As an archaeologist and professor, for more than thirty years, he’s explored the ancient world of the Greeks. Anthropologically trained, and with a resume too long to read you during an intro, today, he’s not only an Endowed Professor and the Chair of the  Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, but he directs the interdisciplinary excavation of the Mycenaean palace at Iklaina, in Pylos, Greece.

    He has a long list of papers, publications, awards, and personal appearances, which you can read about in the show notes and on his website, not to mention his services to academia where he focuses his interests on the social, political, and cultural history of ancient Greece, with a special focus on social memory, origins of states and complex societies, and mystery cults.

    He’s a Fellow of the National Academies of Arts and Sciences of Canada, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts; a Corresponding Member of the Greek Academy of Arts and Sciences; an honorary member of the Archaeological Society at Athens; and a National Geographic Society Explorer.

    Links for you to explore!
    Michael's Website: michaelcosmopoulos.org

    Iklaina Website: The Iklaina Archaeological Project Website

    Iklaina Facebook: The Iklaina Archaeological Project Facebook

    UMSL Greek Studies: www.umsl.edu/~greekstudies/

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Dr. Mihira Karra, Chief Scientist, USAID

    Dr. Mihira Karra, Chief Scientist, USAID

    For close to thirty years, she’s worked as a scientist for U.S. AID, the United States Agency for International Development. Today, she’s the Chief of Research, Technology and Utilization in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health.

    Originally from Calcutta (Kolkata), India, and having worked and traveled many places in her life, she’s seen sides of the world that not many of us do.

    In addition to holding two Masters and a PhD, she’s also a mom and a passionate artist who’s going to talk with me about what it was like growing up in India, putting her art on hold for 25 years, and working in public health.
    If you'd like to learn more about U.S. AID, click here (https://www.usaid.gov/).

    If you want to see Mihira's amazing and unique artwork, click here! (https://mihira-karra.pixels.com/).


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    #moonbird #podcast #podcasting #Entertainment #entertainer #EntertainmentIndustry #movies #tv #DanielScherl #memoriesofamoonbird #USAID #MihiraKarra #art #artwork #health #publichealth 
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Chris Gann, Stuntman and Actor

    Chris Gann, Stuntman and Actor

    You may not know it, but you’ve watched him jump off buildings, get yanked out of a perfectly good plane, and even try to take down a gigantic Transformer. For over 20 years, this renowned stuntman and actor has entertained you in some of the most successful television shows and movies and has almost 200 credits on IMDb to prove it.
    Not to mention more than a few bumps and bruises along the way.  :-)
    In addition to his incredible skills as a performer, he’s also a world class jet skier, athlete, dedicated husband and father, and my goodness if he isn’t just a fantastically nice guy.
    It gives me great pleasure to welcome, my friend, Chris Gann.
    If you'd like to learn more about stunt training, head on over to the Stunt Performers Academy by clicking here.

    Follow Chris on social media:
     Chris on Instagram = @chris__gann
    Chris on Facebook = @ChrisGannOfficial
    Chris on Twitter = @Chris_Gann

    #ChrisGann #stunts #stuntman #stuntdouble #stuntlifestyle #moonbird #podcast #podcasting #Entertainment #entertainer #EntertainmentIndustry #movies #tv #DanielScherl #memoriesofamoonbird


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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