15 episodes

Everyone has a story worth sharing. It’s in those stories where we discover songs — everything from the rallying cries we sing to pump us up to the celebratory music that makes us dance after a win. But what about the in-between of liminal space?

STARTING WITH A SONG explores how people "sing" and find joy in their circumstances; how they persevere between the no longer and not yet.

As a child of the 80s raised in an analog age where mixtapes were the ultimate form of communication, I'll also be talking about literal songs that time travel back to our favorite times and places.

Starting with a Song Amanda Mazzo

    • Personal Journals
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Everyone has a story worth sharing. It’s in those stories where we discover songs — everything from the rallying cries we sing to pump us up to the celebratory music that makes us dance after a win. But what about the in-between of liminal space?

STARTING WITH A SONG explores how people "sing" and find joy in their circumstances; how they persevere between the no longer and not yet.

As a child of the 80s raised in an analog age where mixtapes were the ultimate form of communication, I'll also be talking about literal songs that time travel back to our favorite times and places.

    013 - Song of Connection with Courtney Cochran

    013 - Song of Connection with Courtney Cochran

    My guest today is a life-long stationery lover and postal proponent and in the middle of a digital age where we were forced to quarantine, she continued to believe in the power of old-fashioned mail to create authentic connections. Here’s my conversation with my friend, Courtney Cochran.

    • 39 min
    012 - Song of Evolution with Angela Wiggins

    012 - Song of Evolution with Angela Wiggins

    We’re kicking off Season 2 today with thoughts on evolution in song, culture, career, and learning. Angela Wiggins is a Leadership Coach and Founder of Earnest Journey, facilitating serious growth for not-so-serious people. 

    • 39 min
    011 - Song of Finding Your Voice with Deborah Floyd

    011 - Song of Finding Your Voice with Deborah Floyd

    It’s hard to believe Season 1 is already coming to a close… BUT, we have one more bonus conversation up our sleeves! While I was spending some time in my hometown, I sat down with one of our treasured family friends, Deborah Floyd. It gave me just another reason to be grateful for the community we have, learning so many lessons from how well they love.

    Thank you for all your feedback and support in Season 1. We're planning some fun things for Season 2, so subscribe, share with your friends... and stay tuned!

    • 23 min
    010 - Song for a Cure with Rachel Mayo

    010 - Song for a Cure with Rachel Mayo

    Rachel Mayo is no stranger to the microphone. As a speaker and advocate, she has a healthy disrespect for the impossible – one of the many reasons why we’re friends. You'll love her infectious energy and big heart as we talk about her journey with music, motherhood, and Type 1 Diabetes.

    • 41 min
    009 - Song of Our Roots with Robin Davis & Jennifer Starks

    009 - Song of Our Roots with Robin Davis & Jennifer Starks

    Robin Davis & Jennifer Starks are two of my favorite people – they’re clients, colleagues, friends, and all-around awesome women who keep us laughing AND keep us well-fed, thanks to their Nashville restaurant, Homegrown Taproom and Kitchen. Listen in as we chat about misheard lyrics, how they found their way to Nashville, and how they bridged a gap in the Hip Donelson neighborhood.

    • 36 min
    008 - Songs of Escape with Renease Perkins

    008 - Songs of Escape with Renease Perkins

    They say if you don’t like the weather in Nashville, just wait 15 minutes. As we’re recording, this week has been everywhere from the low 30s to the high 60s so I’m just apologizing now for the coughs and sniffles ahead of time. But none of it is enough to rain on our parade! Today, I’m sitting down with Renease Perkins — a true Nashville native — and chatting about her memories of our city and its music from the 80s to today. 

    • 37 min

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Great job “Mandy!” I get to call you that because of near death experiences, cheerleading, show choir, Heritage Drama, and a host of other meteorites.

This is amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your podcast!

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