Studs explores and honors working. It also seeks to honor the life’s work of the oral historian and legendary Chicago radio host Studs Terkel. And, in my effort to close the social distance, Studs allows me to empathically engage with good, hardworking people.
ICU Nurse Edlyn Bauzon Saves Lives
Edlyn is an ICU nurse for patients with heart conditions at the University of Chicago medical center. She discusses how she grapples with vulnerability and death. Edlyn saves lives!
Hip Cat Jeff Guzak, Attorney At Paw
Mr. Guzak discusses the challenges of being thrown into the midst of complicated divorce proceedings. And he shares stories, triumphant and tragic, of criminal defense.
King of Martin Luthiers, Dan Wolf
Dan tells us how a chance encounter with a magazine in Tommy Burke's basement launched him on the path to becoming Chicago’s premiere guitar tech. He shares the origin story of Chicago Fretworks and why, after two decades, he still loves being an axe man.
No Bull with Coach Kim Greenstein
Fitness and Nutrition Coach, Power lifter, and Founder of No Bull Fitness, Kim Greenstein explains how she broke the golden handcuffs of a corporate career, resolving complicated negotiations to help people develop the resolve, the strategies, and the mindset to feel good and strong. She dives into how being a health and wellness consultant pits her against some strong cultural currents. She also talks about why she loves lifting really heavy stuff.
Joe Leto Has Magic Hands
Massage therapist Joe Leto shares how a coincidence in the college dorms set him on a path to healing people. He massages his way through the challenges and opportunities of being a massage therapist, which he loves with no uncertain passion. He also compares himself to Rambo...
Chit Happens with Jana John, Yoga Teacher
Jana teaches Bikram yoga. We talk about how yoga prepared her for a harrowing accident that left her physically decimated, but spiritually emboldened. We get into how the downfall of Bikram Choudhery clouds but clarifies her commitment to her Bikram practice.
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Fantastically insightful and a wonderful listen. Your gift of conversation and story telling is inspiring. I am looking forward to enjoying many more. Peace
Still a noble man with a noble cause
I remember almost 20 years ago sitting in a classroom, listening to this guy tell me how the world works. It’s good to have him back.