36 episodes

Lisa David Olson has two decades of writing and performing comedy experience, as well as speaking on how humor saved her life.
Be the nosy neighbor and listen in as she interviews people she barely knows, (or hasn't yet met) to hear about their weird life stories or quirky careers.
There's a lady who says she can communicate with your dog, a man who used to be a zen monk, and even a guy from Russia who gave himself up for adoption at age 9.
Expect a few laughs sprinkled in as guests are invited to share a prank or embarrassing moment too. When your host is a bold and curious beast - anything goes.
This podcast is an offshoot of Lisa's project in bravery, called Serious Selfies With Strangers; where a dare for a non-smiling photo with someone she had not yet met always created a moment of laughter, and often forged the way to new friendships that would never have been.
Books available; Laughs On Wry; an improvisor's memoir and What If's and Why Nots; a journal full of creative cues to unravel stuck moments.

Stranger Connection‪s‬ Lisa David Olson

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Lisa David Olson has two decades of writing and performing comedy experience, as well as speaking on how humor saved her life.
Be the nosy neighbor and listen in as she interviews people she barely knows, (or hasn't yet met) to hear about their weird life stories or quirky careers.
There's a lady who says she can communicate with your dog, a man who used to be a zen monk, and even a guy from Russia who gave himself up for adoption at age 9.
Expect a few laughs sprinkled in as guests are invited to share a prank or embarrassing moment too. When your host is a bold and curious beast - anything goes.
This podcast is an offshoot of Lisa's project in bravery, called Serious Selfies With Strangers; where a dare for a non-smiling photo with someone she had not yet met always created a moment of laughter, and often forged the way to new friendships that would never have been.
Books available; Laughs On Wry; an improvisor's memoir and What If's and Why Nots; a journal full of creative cues to unravel stuck moments.

    Alaina Schwartz - creating an invincible mindset; the former attorney who retrained her brain

    Alaina Schwartz - creating an invincible mindset; the former attorney who retrained her brain

    A near-death experience at age 14 was the first time this guest learned about retraining her brain. Decades later she would tap back into that super power and leave a successful career in New York City.
    For Alaina Schwartz, starting over was the choice, radical change was the necessity. "Intuition is a muscle we need to learn to trust."
    Learn a bit about neuroplasticity and why it's ok to talk to a goat, or your plants, or heck - even your printer.
    *Alaina has an offer for a few of the Stranger Connections cohorts, too. Listen to learn more.

    • 30 min
    Lue Deck - the world-famous comedy store legend . . . in red shoes.

    Lue Deck - the world-famous comedy store legend . . . in red shoes.

    Lue Deck was a regular at the World Famous Comedy Store and became the right hand man for nearly a decade.
    This comic has over 900 thousand miles on the road and has done over 3 thousand stand up shows.
    Is he retired? Hardly. He's got an e-book available and still teaches the funny stuff!
    Find out about his imaginary friends, his life mantra and how the whole thing started with wearing those distinctive red shoes.

    Book: Stand Up; Decoded. Be as funny as you think you are.

    • 28 min
    Kurt Powers - let's talk about healthy gay relationships

    Kurt Powers - let's talk about healthy gay relationships

    Podcast host Kurt Powers (of the Powers Project Podcast) talks openly about coming out after a marriage with children.
    Brave, honest and heartfelt . . . Kurt answered my many questions about this major life shift and what his family and friends thought when he finally admitted he 'was born this way.'

    I was honored to have this raw conversation with someone I know consider a friend.

    Check out Kurt's podcast for other superb conversation: The Powers Project Podcast

    • 35 min
    Kris Sumner - putting the 'normal' in paranormal

    Kris Sumner - putting the 'normal' in paranormal

    Paranormal Investigator Kris Sumner, along with two sisters, find joy when locked into a vacant prison overnight.
    Who needs lights on when you're hoping to capture entity movement or even hear your own name being whispered from an empty corner . . .

    Soul Sisters Paranormal team investigates to gather evidence, and at times, to disprove any phenomena going on in a building.

    The surprising bonus in checking out their videos is viewing the historical buildings that you may never get to see otherwise.

    Go to: 'Soul Sisters Paranormal' on Facebook, YouTube and their Website

    • 34 min
    Chelsea Burnett - the tornado hunter who ironically works in insurance

    Chelsea Burnett - the tornado hunter who ironically works in insurance

    Chelsea Burnett is a Texas Storm chaser who has seen 27 tornadoes and is quick to add "and counting."
    We chatted amongst the storm causing a power emergency crisis in Texas. During this chat, we knew she could lose power at any moment and may have to seek shelter where there is a generator.
    But this passionate tornado hunter (aka Weather Freak) can't pass up the chance to tell me what an EF4 grade tornado is and how she felt the first time she stared into that first tornado.

    See photos and video: TexasStormChasers.com

    • 24 min
    Jennifer Garman - manifesting gratitude and calming our brains with EFT

    Jennifer Garman - manifesting gratitude and calming our brains with EFT

    I dare myself daily - and I try new things!
    When is the last time you opened your mind to experience something different?
    Why not try 'tapping' to release emotional stress and open your mind to gratitude?

    Check out my Stranger Connections podcast featuring guest Jennifer Garman.
    I tried the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to relieve my stress of winter.

    How about a try a free session? Connect with Jennifer for details.
    Jennifer Garman is the author of Flourish; 7 ways gratitude can transform your life.
    She is also the creator of the GratitudeMission.org and the award-winning Growing Gratitude Tree as featured on the home shopping network!

    thegratitudemission.org
    thegratitudemission@gmail.com

    #Speaker #BusinessHumorist #Author #Podcaster #PrankEnthusiast #JenniferGarman #Tapping #EFT

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

HarloB ,

Love this show!!

I love the shows conversations. Lisa asks great questions! It is on my listen list each week.

Sharon Foulke ,

Intriguing

Loved the episode with the storm chaser. Always loved the movie Twister. Hope you are fairing well in Texas right now. Interesting topic & discussion.

curt407 ,

Wise and Funny!

I really enjoy her humor and wit, but I appreciate her wisdom even more.
It’s rare you’ll find a podcast where you both laugh and learn. I’m definitely a fan!

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