12 episodes

Take A Break, where we get to find out a little bit more about the people who live around us. From the benign to the bizarre, Victoria talks to anyone about anything and shares stories, both good and bad, that will inform, entertain, and possibly inspire you.

Airs bi-weekly, on Fridays.

For further information, or to contact Victoria, visit victoria-shepherd.com.

Take A Break Podcast Victoria Shepherd

    • Society & Culture
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Take A Break, where we get to find out a little bit more about the people who live around us. From the benign to the bizarre, Victoria talks to anyone about anything and shares stories, both good and bad, that will inform, entertain, and possibly inspire you.

Airs bi-weekly, on Fridays.

For further information, or to contact Victoria, visit victoria-shepherd.com.

    Ep 10: David Shepherd talks about life at 80

    Ep 10: David Shepherd talks about life at 80

    First, apologies for the three months of radio silence. The Take A Break Podcast took its own break while I moved from Champaign, IL, back to my beloved San Francisco Bay Area. After driving 3506 miles to California, by way of Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Albuquerque, and Arizona, I am finally getting settled and actively looking for work.







    Second, I am excited to share with you now the most recent episode of Take A Break. This was an interview I did with my father over the Christmas holidays while I was back in England. Apart from talking about his recent 80th birthday celebrations, we covered a lot of ground, chatting about being a wartime baby in England, his first car, back-packing around the world at the age of 60, and getting his most recent degree at 70. There’s plenty of life left in the old salty dog yet.







    Resources







    Where is Salt?







    The Hollybush Inn, Salt







    Interested in how much things

    cost in England in 1938? Check out Hillarys.co.uk.







    Useful Backpacking/Solo Travel websites







    BootsnAll







    Tango Diva (Travel Stories for Women, by

    Women)







    Credit for the soundtrack for

    Take A Break goes to Kelsey Sharp.

    For more information on Kelsey and her music, check out Kelsey Sharp Music on

    FaceBook.

    Episode 9: Bookbinding with Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler

    Episode 9: Bookbinding with Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler

    Artisan Tedra Ashley- Wannamuehler







    Do you own a book that is traditionally bound? Who even owns a book these days? The art of traditional bookbinding is disappearing, but if you like to flick through pages of a tome or two, or simply appreciate the value of a physical book, then this episode is for you. For the last Take A Break episode of 2018, artisan Tedra Ashley-Wannamuehler tells me about her chosen career path.







    I look forward to the New Year bringing new episodes and adventures. The first of which will be my move back to the San Francisco Bay Area. Henry (my dog) and I will be road-tripping our way back to California by way of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. En-route, I'll hopefully be sharing with you some of the conversations I have with the folks I meet.







    As always, thank you for listening and your continued support of the Take A Break Podcast.







    Best wishes for 2019!







    Credit for the soundtrack for Take A Break goes to Kelsey Sharp and her song Shine. Find out more about Kelsey on her FaceBook page, Kelsey Sharp Music.















    Resources







    The Lincoln Bookbindery







    Fine Blank Books







    Twitter

    @fineblankbooks







    Fine Blank Books on FaceBook







    Red Ember Forge on FaceBook







    Red Ember Forge on Etsy







    Red Ember Forge Instagram: @redmemberforge







    The Center for the Book at the University of Iowa







    Penland School of Crafts

    Episode 8: Interview with Mobile Mutts Rescue Transports

    Episode 8: Interview with Mobile Mutts Rescue Transports

    In this episode, which was recorded in September, I sat down with Earl Stevens and Sally Denhart from Mobile Mutts Mobile Transports. This one is for dog-lovers everywhere. Take a listen and see how you can help.



    Thank you for listening and your continued support of the Take A Break Podcast.



    Credit for the soundtrack for Take A Break goes to Kelsey Sharp and her song Shine. Find out more about Kelsey on her FaceBook page, Kelsey Sharp Music.



    Mobile Mutts Rescue Transport



    mobile-mutts.org



    Video about Mobile Mutts Rescue Transports

    Episode 7: Part Two: Interview with Kelsey Sharp

    Episode 7: Part Two: Interview with Kelsey Sharp

    This Part Two of my conversation with Kelsey Sharp.



    As you listen to this episode (in two parts), you may realize this was somewhat of a challenging interview for me. I did my very best to take myself out of the picture and listen. Really listen. Sometimes, that can be difficult for us all to do. I wanted to give Kelsey the respect she deserves, and hope that the final production is well received by everyone, especially Kelsey.



    Apologies in advance for the somewhat dubious audio in parts. This conversation was recorded in my basement, and what with my dog running around, the sump pump going off (welcome the Midwest), and my wife mowing the lawn, I had a lot of work to do on fixing the audio. So, if it sounds like Kelsey and I are in a toilet in parts of it, please don’t judge too harshly J



    Thank you for listening and your continued support of the Take A Break Podcast.



    Credit for the soundtrack for Take A Break goes to Kelsey Sharp and her song Shine. Find out more about Kelsey on her FaceBook page, Kelsey Sharp Music.



    Resources



    Champaign is also a band podcast, https://champaignisalsoaband.podbean.com/



    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/



     

    Episode 7: Part One: Interview with Kelsey Sharp

    Episode 7: Part One: Interview with Kelsey Sharp

    In this episode, I chatted with the brains behind my soundtrack, singer-songwriter Kelsey Sharp.



    As you listen to this episode (in two parts), you may realize this was somewhat of a challenging interview for me. I did my very best to take myself out of the picture and listen. Really listen. Sometimes, that can be difficult for us all to do. I wanted to give Kelsey the respect she deserves, and hope that the final production is well received by everyone, especially Kelsey.



    Apologies in advance for the somewhat dubious audio in parts. This conversation was recorded in my basement, and what with my dog running around, the sump pump going off (welcome the Midwest), and my wife mowing the lawn, I had a lot of work to do on fixing the audio. So, if it sounds like Kelsey and I are in a toilet in parts of it, please don’t judge too harshly :)



    Thank you for listening and your continued support of the Take A Break Podcast.



    Credit for the soundtrack for Take A Break goes to Kelsey Sharp and her song Shine. Find out more about Kelsey on her FaceBook page, Kelsey Sharp Music.

    Episode 6: Interview with Robin Christian, screenwriter, director, and producer

    Episode 6: Interview with Robin Christian, screenwriter, director, and producer

    Take A Break Podcast Update



    In this Episode 6, I sat down with screenwriter, director, and producer Robin Christian. We caught up on what he’s been doing since we initially met in 2017. For someone who’s so far written over 80 movie scripts, Robin is a busy man indeed.



    Credit for the soundtrack for Take A Break goes to Kelsey Sharp and her song “Shine.”  Find out more about Kelsey on her FaceBook Page, Kelsey Sharp Music.



    Take A Break is available for download and streaming at parkland.edu/wpcd, or via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. Simply search for “Take A Break Podcast."



    Many thanks for listening, and have a great weekend!



    To find out more about Robin Christian, visit www.dreamscape.la.

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