10 episodes

People are at their most interesting when talking about what they love in life. Join comedian and storyteller, Jax Barker, as she delves into the passions of her fascinating (and fascinated) guests and the delightful, bizare and sometimes obscure passions that inspire them.

Pop of Passion Jax Barker

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

People are at their most interesting when talking about what they love in life. Join comedian and storyteller, Jax Barker, as she delves into the passions of her fascinating (and fascinated) guests and the delightful, bizare and sometimes obscure passions that inspire them.

    Episode 9- Michael Patrick Russell

    Episode 9- Michael Patrick Russell

    Join host Jax Barker as she talks to actor, musician and host of the podcast Rawk Radio-Michael Patrick Russell about his passion: SongwritingMichael’s Passion Plug is Bandwith Chicago— their mission is to positively affect the lives of underserved Chicago youth by providing lasting access to exceptional musical instruction and ensemble play.You can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://www.bandwithchicago.net/Jax’s Passion Plug is Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who serves as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district as a member of the Democratic Party.Please go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lufc_ads_evergreensearch_dd to get involved with her campaign & donate if you’re able.Our theme music is Forestview by The HustleProduced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge
     

    • 28 min
    Episode 8- Danny Pellegrino

    Episode 8- Danny Pellegrino

    Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to a King, an Icon & a Legend— writer, comedian and host of the podcast Everything Iconic Everything Iconic Danny Pellegrino who is talking about his passion: TALK SHOWS
     
    Danny’s Passion Plug is The Brain and Behavioral Foundation. They are committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. You can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able at https://www.bbrfoundation.org/ Danny also recommends Girls5eva on Peacock and The Mighty Ducks reboot on Disney+
     
    Jax’s Passion Plug is Resilience. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Resilience provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault. Please go tohttps://www.ourresilience.org/about-us/ to get involved & donate if you’re able. 
     
    Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle 
     
     
    Produced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge

    • 28 min
    Episode 7- Rose Abdoo

    Episode 7- Rose Abdoo

    Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to TV and Film Actor Rose Abdoo about her passion: CREATING MINIATURES. 
     
    Rose’s Passion Plug is Silver Muzzle Cottage you can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://silvermuzzlecottage.com/
     
    Jax’s Passion Plug is Princeton Mutual Aid and Mercer for Abolition. Please go to https://www.princetonmutualaid.com/ to get involved & donate if you’re able. 
     
    Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle 
     
    Produced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge

    • 46 min
    Episode 6- Hogan McLaughlin

    Episode 6- Hogan McLaughlin

    Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to American fashion designer and artist Hogan McLaughlin about his passion: MARGAERY TYRELL.Hogan’s Passion Plug is Brave Space Allianceyou can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://www.bravespacealliance.org/Jax’s Passion Plug is Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund please go to https://transgenderlegal.org/ to get involved & donate if you’re able.Our theme music is Forestview by The HustleProduced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge
     
     


     


     

    • 35 min
    Episode 5 - Jessica Jean Jardine

    Episode 5 - Jessica Jean Jardine

    Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to Jessica Jean Jardine of UCB and the Kardishin’It podcast about her passion: MINIATURES. 
    Jessica’s Passion Plug is Planned Parenthood and Yellowfund which benefit reproductive rights—you can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here www.plannedparenthood.org and here www.yellowhammerfund.org. Jessica would also like to bring your attention to HPV awareness.  
    Jax’s Passion Plug is NOCC (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition) please go to Ovarian.org to get involved & donate if you’re able. 
    Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle
    Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible
    For more info on POP, go to popofpassionpodcast.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 4 - Jordan Budd

    Episode 4 - Jordan Budd

    Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to Jordan Budd Executive Director of Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere and co-host of the podcast Gamer Friends, about his passion: EQUITY.
    Jordan’s Passion Plug is COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) you can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://www.colage.org/
    Jax’s Passion Plug is Black Mamas Matter Alliance : a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. They center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice. Please go to blackmamasmatter.org to get involved & donate if you’re able.
    Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle
    Listen on Amazon Prime / Audible
    For more info on POP, go to popofpassionpodcast.com

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Renting Rick ,

In the words of Rose Abdoo…

Jax “brings it all together perfectly”. This podcast is funny, thoughtful, vulnerable - it’s captures a broad-spectrum of interests! The variety of guests plus Jaclyn’s perfect one liners and compassionate questions make every episode exciting and welcoming! You must listen!

Janiey716 ,

Pop of Passion

Can’t wait for the next episode of Pop of Passion!!

Steph Bergren ,

An overall fun and positive time!

I love that this podcast focuses on what people are passionate about and it's pretty light in tone, but it still feels substantial. Looking forward to seeing who the next guests are!

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