38 episodes

An inspirational podcast about how we were never meant to be common. There are giants among us who have figured out how to be uncommon and inspire greatness. Each episode is a narrated journey about how they started “incredible” out of nothing, or how they broke the status quo, or faced down adversity, or took the road less traveled. "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." The Podcast is hosted by Tinotenda Charles Rutanhira -- @tcrutan -- www.tcrutanhira.com

On The Shoulders Of Giants Tinotenda Charles Rutanhira

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

An inspirational podcast about how we were never meant to be common. There are giants among us who have figured out how to be uncommon and inspire greatness. Each episode is a narrated journey about how they started “incredible” out of nothing, or how they broke the status quo, or faced down adversity, or took the road less traveled. "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." The Podcast is hosted by Tinotenda Charles Rutanhira -- @tcrutan -- www.tcrutanhira.com

    Katherine Bramhall

    Katherine Bramhall

    Summer Break: I'm working hard getting some much needed R&R before I start my next season of the On The Shoulders Of Giants Podcast. I've already lined up some exciting guests for Season 3, but in the meantime, here is one of my favorites from Season 2.

    Katherine Bramhall is a midwife who specializes in pregnancy, at home childbirth, postpartum, women’s sexual and reproductive health, and newborn care out of her Gentle Landing Midwifery home office in Barre Vermont. In 2004, in response to the earthquake in Bam, Iran, Katherine began her intensive years of disaster relief work, focusing on the long-term effects of trauma on family and maternal/child health systems. In addition to Iran, her relief work has taken her to Russia and Bali Indonesia, New York City, post-Katrina Louisiana and Haiti.

    • 56 min
    Rebecca Roose & Timna Dulmer

    Rebecca Roose & Timna Dulmer

    Summer Break: I'm working hard getting some much needed R&R before I start my next season of the On The Shoulders Of Giants Podcast. I've already lined up some exciting guests for Season 3, but in the meantime, here is one of my favorites from Season 2.

    Rebecca Roose and Timna Dulmer are two parents of two children who have taken the decision to allow their children to live as the gender they identify with in order to save them from a future of heartache and pain. Please open your heart and your minds as we hear the extraordinary and intimate journeys of these two families that are re-writing the definition of normal family life.

    • 57 min
    Rick Welch

    Rick Welch

    Summer Break: I'm working hard getting some much needed R&R before I start my next season of the On The Shoulders Of Giants Podcast. I've already lined up some exciting guests for Season 3, but in the meantime, here is one of my favorites from Season 2.

    Confronted by Hope: Episode 24 - Reverend Rick Welch is the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Vermont. In this interview, he talks to me about experiencing abuse as a child, a troubled life as a teenager and drug addiction as an adult. Despite 16 treatment programs and 56 detoxes, it was only after getting connected with Teen Challenge that he got freed from 20 years of drug enslavement.

    • 52 min
    Episode 33: Chris Thompson

    Episode 33: Chris Thompson

    Children Of Hephaestus: Chris Thompson is the Executive Director and a founding board member at Generator Makerspace. Generator Makerspace is a combination of artist studio, classroom, workshop, and business incubator at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Generator is mashing together traditionally siloed areas like art, technology, design, music, film, and science by providing tools and technology often available only in factories, schools and universities or at a high cost to the users, like 3D printer and laser cutter, high end computers and software as well as a workshop dedicated to rapid prototyping of products; it aims to be a jumping-off point for creative individuals and new small businesses to get their designs and ideas up and running.
    Generator VT: https://generatorvt.com/

    • 48 min
    Episode 32: Dr. Jim Hudziak

    Episode 32: Dr. Jim Hudziak

    Mind Full or Mindful: Dr. James Hudziak is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, who was named to U.S. News and World Report’s Top Doctors list in 2012-2013. Dr. Hudziak placed in the top 1% for excellence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with special expertise in ADD/ADHD, genetic neuroimaging and health promotion.  He is also a Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the Director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families, and the Director of the Wellness Environment at the University of Vermont.

    Dr. James Hudziak: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/provider/james-j-hudziak-md
    UVM School of Medicine: http://www.med.uvm.edu/
    Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families: http://www.med.uvm.edu/vccyf/home
    UVM Wellness Environment: https://www.uvm.edu/we

    • 50 min
    Episode 31: Jacob Bogre

    Episode 31: Jacob Bogre

    My Brother’s Keeper: Jacob Bogre is the Executive Director of the Association of Africans Living In Vermont (AALV), an organization whose mission is to equip immigrants and refugees with necessary tools, skills and support to resettle in Vermont.

    Jacob is an immigrant himself, who arrived on the shores of this country in 2003 from Burkina Faso. He holds a Master's in Law degree from University of Ouagadougou.

    AALV helps new Americans from all parts of the world gain independence in Vermont communities through a range of services including job development, behavioral health awareness, interpreter services and more. Their mission is to promote the equal opportunity, dignity and self-sufficiency of refugee and immigrant individuals and families.

    AALV Website: https://www.aalv-vt.org/

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Brettkaveli ,

Well done! Refreshing and honest!

I admit I checked out this podcast because Tinotenda was interviewing my All-Time favorite Bump skier Hannah Kearney (episode #11). It was a great choice on my part. Tinotenda's questions about a sport I don’t think he has ever tried was refreshing and made for a fun interview with a world class athlete whom I’ve watched for years but knew little about. I haven’t listened to the other episodes yet, but I glanced at the descriptions and feel informed enough to say Thanks Tinotenda for having the intellectual curiosity and open mindedness to feature such a diverse cross section of giants who live among us. I won’t hold the fact that you are a Liverpool supporter against you and I don’t think anyone else should either. Thanks also to Hannah for being such great champion and a charming interview.

Harlem Globe Trotter ,

Intruiging & Insightful

This is great! A Vermont-centric podcast that focuses on peoples lives and their stories - these so-called "giants". Of course not everyone makes their dreams come true or smashes through glass ceilings and sure there are thousands of stories of success and failure out there, but this podcast is a reminder of the human spirit (and the VT spirit) and the drive it takes to make things happen. Thank you Tino and keep up the good work!!

KatieMaeVT ,

Inspirational Interviews!

I've listened to each episode so far-every interview is inspiring and eye-opening. It's refreshingly motivating to learn that we live amongst such intelligent, devoted and accomplished individuals right here in our community. The host seems to have a great rapport with each guest. I find myself smiling or nodding along as I listen-they are engaging conversations, which means a lot coming from someone with a very short attention span! I'm always looking forward to the next episode-What will I learn? How will I be inspired? How will my mind and life open to the possibilities and connections that have been created by those before me who have met and conquered the challenges they have faced? I can't wait to find out!

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