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Colleen Lindl speaks with people about a seemingly trivial detail in their life.

Mostly Minutia Colleen Lindl

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Colleen Lindl speaks with people about a seemingly trivial detail in their life.

    Ep44 Scott Marvel

    Ep44 Scott Marvel

    A few days ago, I read a quote by the late artist Ben Shahn. “I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none.” And this quote reminds me so much of my guest Scott Marvel. Scott is an artist. He’s a husband a Father a Filmmaker. He's also the president of Daily Planet; a production company based in Chicago with a huge heart and focus on humanitarian projects and he’s also the founder of Give A Shirt; a non-profit organization that helps the homeless get back on their feet. Scott is also a renowned putterer, he has a fascination with the mundane and the seemingly trivial and in today’s story he holds nothing back in exploring the trivial or how the trivial may not seem so trivial at all. Today’s story is really a grandfather grandson story, although quite naturally overflows into a father son story. In this episode, Scott shares with us the story of his Grandpa Rudy’s death when Scott was just six years old and how this one event has shaped his life.
    In this episode, we are going to talk about death. We’re going to talk about anxiety. We’re going to talk about growing up in the Lutheran Church. We’re going to talk about how our formative years sometimes shape our world view and how sometimes when you’re a son you don’t quite understand your Dad. There are going to be some tangents, but mostly I think they all flow nicely into Scott’s story.
    A few notes: At some point Scott and I talk about Michael. Michael is my wonderful boyfriend who works with Scott and without whom I wouldn’t have met Scott. So thank you, Michael. Secondly, Scott has three older sisters Penny, Pam, and Susan. Also, Scott is 6’5”, but standing next to him you'd never know it. The man has this amazing ability to make you feel you both see eye to eye. That’s how disarming he is. Lastly, I mentioned before, Scott is a filmmaker. He has specifically animated a film telling the story of his Grandpa's death through little characters that look like beans which Scott calls Bean People. Watch Scott's films here
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    Scott's Funeral Playlist "I'm Not Here" on Spotify
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    Ep43 Flight Attendant to Steamfitter

    Ep43 Flight Attendant to Steamfitter

    Emily Lindl is part of the Steamfitter’s union Local 601 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but for almost a decade before Emily worked as a Flight Attendant for Midwest Airlines. At the age of 30 with the company going out of business, Emily began a whole new career in Steamfitting. 
    To put it simply a steamfitter works on and installs heating, cooling, gas, and process piping. In layman's terms, a steamfitter's main goal is to make sure whatever's flowing through the pipes keeps on flowing. Emily works with pipe made of stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, brass, pvc, cpvc, and poly propylene to name a few. She knows how to cut and bond all these materials and her favorite material to work with is copper. For this inquiring, Emily's favorite offset to design is a 45 degree offset which helps with what’s known as the pressure drop.
    Music by Chris Zabriskie Wonder Cycle off the album Divider 
    This episode was recorded at Epiphany Space. A coworking space in Hollywood equipped with quaint working nooks, creative souls, and plenty of espresso. epiphanyspace.com
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep42 Debt Becomes Us

    Ep42 Debt Becomes Us

    For anyone who has ever felt swamped, imprisoned, paralyzed or had panic attacks over their student loan debt this story is for you.
    In 2012, Hillary Carroll graduated with an MFA from UCLA. Between her loans, interest accrued, and capitalized interest she owed 130K. This story is about how she paid it off.
    In June of 2015, three years post graduation, after twice applying for IBR (Income Based Repayment), faithfully making payments, having panic attacks, and only seeing her loans go up and up Hillary and her husband Chris decided to live frugally off his wage and make it their goal to throw every cent Hillary earned at her student debt. In April of 2018, Hillary became debt free. 
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    Hillary’s Equation for Monthly Interest Accrual:
    Principal Balance x Interest Percentage Rate (8.25% = .0825) Divided by 365 = Daily Interest Accrual
    Daily Interest Accrual x 30 = Monthly Interest Accrual
    Music by Chris Zabriskie off the album Divider
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep41 A Man and His Boy

    Ep41 A Man and His Boy

    Cruz Flores and his wife Dawn were expecting the birth of their son Henry on Valentine’s Day 2016. So it came as a surprise during a routine check up on Dec 4, 2015 that Henry needed to be born right away. Henry was born just shy of 2.5 months before his due date and this is his story told by his Father Cruz Flores. 
    Music by Home off the album Resting State
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep40 Sneakerheads Pt3 with Mario Pendilla

    Ep40 Sneakerheads Pt3 with Mario Pendilla

    Mario Pendilla is a Camera Operator on hit Fox show MasterChef. He also happens to look fresh fresh fresh in his Jordans. The third in this series on Sneakerheads, Mario Pendilla takes us on a trip through his closet. A self-proclaimed NON-Sneakerhead, Mario owns 35 plus pairs of Jordans. Each pair of shoes in their original box, some duplicates, but each boasting a photo on the outside of the box of exact contents inside. I ask you, is this man not a Sneakerhead or is he just really really organized? You be the judge. 
    Music by Home off the album "Resting State"
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    Ep39 Sneakerheads Pt2 with Ben Kronick

    Ep39 Sneakerheads Pt2 with Ben Kronick

    If you love Airmax and cooking then you'll love Ben Kronick. Ben is the in-house Chef on hit Fox show MasterChef and Ben loves sneakers. Ben began collecting sneakers in college and boasts knowledge when it comes to boutique sneaker stores around the world, winning the chase on highly sought after shoes, and collecting exotic pairs of Airmax like the duck hunter camos, the animal pack, and customs by dank&co featuring actual swatches from Kobe Bryant's jersey. The timeline goes like this:
    Dank&Co Custom Footwear Design @jwdanklefs
    French Culinary Institute
    Morimoto
    Sneaker Freaker Magazine
    Nike Doernbecher Hospital Freestyle Project
    Boutique Stores
    Kith LA+Brooklyn
    Ubiq Philly
    Size? UK
    Concepts Boston, NY, UAE
    Atmos NY
    Rif LA
    Undefeated US+Japan
    Flight Club
    Clot
    Music by Home off the album "Resting State"
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This podcast is one of those that I could constantly listen to. Itll he a couple months and I will take a break, just so I rack up more episodes when I come back to it.

The host is able to take us on a journey in each episode, and her interest and love for each human she interviews just spreads to me as the listener, like a wildfire.

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I love storytelling that takes its time and breathes. This podcast does just that. It’s like you’re on the wall listening to someone’s very private story, and the vulnerability is wonderful. Great job!

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Colleen asks her guests questions and allows them to share about their lives the way one wishes someone would do for them. A gift.

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