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The Broken Dove Podcast analyzes what makes Olympic athletes, comedians, writers, and creatives great. Season One delves into the breakthroughs we have in our respective fields when we destigmatize mental health and move past the roadblocks within our minds. Sponsored by kilo. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stop-the-stigma/support

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The Broken Dove Podcast analyzes what makes Olympic athletes, comedians, writers, and creatives great. Season One delves into the breakthroughs we have in our respective fields when we destigmatize mental health and move past the roadblocks within our minds. Sponsored by kilo. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stop-the-stigma/support

    #13 Jimmy "The One Man Thrill Ride" Preston

    #13 Jimmy "The One Man Thrill Ride" Preston

    The 1ManThrillride is a professional wrestler better known by his ring name Jimmy Preston. He is best known for his work for N.E.W. Northeast Wrestling. Preston's an Independent Professional Wrestler, Former DIII Baseball Superhero, and an ABSOLUTE SAVAGE! You may know him from the pre-alumni game viral video where he’s in the parking lot hammering a bacon egg and chee, hold the chee. He does more than just make handsome happen, he's writing a feature film based on the ups and downs of being a savage struggling with his mental health.

    In this episode, we discuss how the Thrillride's battling depression and anxiety, and how writing, exercise, and fatherhood have helped him become a more stoic man. 

    Director: Danny Simmons

    Editor: Meagan Solano

    Artwork: Niv Bavarsky

    -- Help Is Here --

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish

    800-273-TALK

    800-273-8255


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    • 59 min
    #12 Zach Dilanzo (The Daily Show) shares how writing for The Daily Show from his remote cabin in the CatSkills has helped his state of mind.

    #12 Zach Dilanzo (The Daily Show) shares how writing for The Daily Show from his remote cabin in the CatSkills has helped his state of mind.

    Zachary DiLanzo is a writer and actor, known for The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards (2021), Remotely Educational (2021) and The Daily Show (1996).
    Director: Danny Simmons
    Editor: Meagan Solano
    Sound: Dory Bavarsky
    Artwork: Niv Bavarsky
    -- Help Is Here --
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish
    800-273-TALK
    800-273-8255

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    • 46 min
    #11 Chris Thomas Devlin (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2021), Cobweb)

    #11 Chris Thomas Devlin (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2021), Cobweb)

    S1.E.11  Chris Thomas Devlin (Texas Chainsaw, Cobweb) details writing during the pandemic, his alliance with destigmatizing mental illness, and his traumatic yet successful 2020.
    Chris Thomas Devlin is a writer known for Video Nasty, The Wretched Emily Derringer and Cobweb.
    -- CREDITS --
    Executive Producer: Ellen Utrecht
    Director: Danny Simmons
    Editor: Meagan Solano
    Artwork: Niv Bavarsky
    -- Help Is Here --
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish
    800-273-TALK
    800-273-8255

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    • 42 min
    #10 Calvin D. Sun, MD (Monsoondiaries)

    #10 Calvin D. Sun, MD (Monsoondiaries)

    Calvin D. Sun, MD wants you to get your vaccine and wear PPE so we can get back to traveling
    Dr. Calvin Sun is the multi-talented doctor, bboy badass, writer, photographer, and visionary mind and CEO behind @monsoondiaries. Sun works as an attending physician and clinical assistant professor in Emergency Medicine at multiple emergency departments in the New York City area. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he rotates among different hospitals in NYC. During the early days of the pandemic, Sun did first-person reporting of his experiences and his thoughts on how the disease manifests itself on his Instagram.
    Sun has been personally affected by the pandemic, losing his grandfather to the disease. Today he joins us from zoom in NYC, but his travels have taken him to over 100 countries and counting. With no further adieu, welcome to the Broken Dove podcast, Dr. Calvin D. Sun.
    Calvin is also the Founder & CEO of The Monsoon Diaries: a blog-turned-travel community that has taken hundreds of readers to 190+ countries in the past 10 years including North Korea, Nauru, Iraq, and Antarctica. The Monsoon Diaries has since been featured on BBC News, ABC News, MSNBC, TED, National Geographic, and USA Today.
    If you’re interested in going on an adventure, check out The Monsoon Diaries website or send an email to calvin@monsoondiaries.com!
    About 1 in 4 Americans say they might decline to be immunized. Among them is rocker, gun rights activist and staunch conservative Ted Nugent, who dismissed vaccines while announcing on Facebook that he tested positive Monday after suffering flu-like symptoms for 10 days.
    “I thought I was dying,” the singer said. “I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days, but I did, I crawled.”
    Globally, weekly infections are setting records. In the U.S., while cases and hospitalizations have fallen since January, the United States is still reporting more than 400,000 cases per week.

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    • 54 min
    S1.E.9 - Jordan Lawley (After surviving a near-death car accident and brain tumor, Jordan Lawley is getting back in the game)

    S1.E.9 - Jordan Lawley (After surviving a near-death car accident and brain tumor, Jordan Lawley is getting back in the game)

    UCSD legend Jordan Lawley narrowly survived a car crash, found out he had a Grade 4 brain tumor, and overcame the procedure... Lawley can still dunk a basketball. I'm in sheer awe of his energy, spirit, faith, and pure talent in everything that he does. He's lost the ability to hear out his left ear,  part of his face is limited in functionality, his butt has turned into a pancake from a complication during his brain surgery, and his balance may not ever come back to what it was before his injury...BUT that still doesn't STOP HIM. He can STILL DUNK!!!

    He also happens to be hilarious, charming, and always down for a laugh. 

    Jordan Lawley was a four-year starter at UC San Diego, where he led his team to their first-ever NCAA tournament berth while becoming UC’s all-time scoring leader, making the most field goals, free throws, and highest field goal percentage in school history. Upon finishing his collegiate career, averaging 21ppg and being named an NCAA All-American and Daktronics West Coast Player of the Year.

    @jlawbball Bio: CHILD OF GOD. Brain Tumor Survivor. 🏀 Teacher. 

    Lawley played professional basketball in Mexico (16ppg) and New Zealand (18ppg) and was selected by Nike in 2014 as one of the top 16 players in the world to play in Barcelona, Spain for the Nike Summer is Serious II game. Now, as a professional skills trainer, he has found his stride with a training technique that is unrivaled in the industry. He has traveled all over the U.S. to work with and train countless pros in the NBA, overseas (FIBA), WNBA, and thousands of Middle School and High School hoopers all around the world teaching them the most efficient and effective ways to take their game to the next level!

    Watch the video on YouTube to see him in action at his new gym in Irvine, California. 


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    • 18 min
    #8 Richard Torrez Jr. likens the sweet science of boxing to a chess match (Team USA Boxing)

    #8 Richard Torrez Jr. likens the sweet science of boxing to a chess match (Team USA Boxing)

    Richard Torrez Jr. likens the sweet science of boxing to a chess match
    Richard Torrez Jr. is the #1 Super Heavyweight for TEAM USA and #3 in the world. Despite the pandemic, despite the adversity of 2020, Torrez Jr. is still going for gold in Tokyo 2021. He has persevered through the adversity by training old school with his father, his longtime coach, and mentor. Both of Richard’s parents work in education. They also own TAC Boxing in Tulare, California, Richard’s hometown located near Visalia. There are many great
    Not only does he wish YouTubers like Jake Paul challenged boxers to boxing matches, but Torrez is focused on winning Gold in Tokyo.
    Like Richard Torrez Jr. says, “You just have to go out there and give it your all. There’s no point in giving half of your best. There’s no point in doing half the work. It’s always best to give your all or nothing.”
    The Broken Dove Podcast analyzes what makes Olympic athletes, comedians, writers, and creatives great. Season One is titled: Breakthroughs. This season of the podcast delves into the breakthroughs we have in our respective fields when we destigmatize mental health and move past the roadblocks within our minds.
    Sponsored by kilo
    Art by Niv Bavarsky
    Name: Richard Torrez Jr., he’s a Super heavyweight boxer
    Classification: 91+ kg (200lb +)
    DOB: 6/1/1999
    Hometown: Tulare, Calif.
    Team/Club: Tulare Athletic Boxing CLub
    Coach(es): Richard Torrez Sr.
    World Championship Experience
    2016 Youth World Championships - 3rd
    2020 Boxam Tournament - 1st
    2019 Pan American Games - 3rd
    2019 Pan American Games Qualifier - 3rd
    2019 Strandja Tournament - 1st
    2018 Chemistry Cup - 1st
    2017 Bradenburg Cup
    2018 Elite National Championships - 1st
    2017 Elite National Championships - 1st
    2017 National Golden Gloves - 1st
    2015 Youth National Championships - 1st
    2015 Youth Open - 1st
    2014 Junior National Championships - 1st

    About BROKEN DOVE PRODUCTIONS
    Broken Dove is a video production company with a focus on sports documentaries, scripted comedy, broadcast commercials, and digital content. Founded in 2020 and based out of Santa Monica California, Broken Dove productions is led by Director/Producer Danny Simmons.
    www.brokendove.com 
    https://linktr.ee/brokendove   Instagram @brokendoveproductions
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BrokenDoveProductions

    About BROKEN DOVE MISSION
    create meaningful content
    support diverse voices and story
    inspire engagement and craftsmanship
    focus on the process and help others

    About DANNY SIMMONS
    Danny Simmons is a producer/director based out of Los Angeles, Calif. Simmons made his feature-length directorial debut with Suffer For Good. Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios Company, landed worldwide rights to Suffer For Good, the moving story of Ethiopian boxer Seb Zewdie. His Olympic dreams were shattered by Russia's boycott of the LA 1984 Olympics and a vicious near-death stabbing. After a chance encounter with CNN Hero Dr. Rick Hodes, Seb survived as a political refugee in the United States. Thirty-three years later, Director Simmons follows his journey back into the boxing ring. We now find Seb in LA a pro boxing and UFC striking coach still haunted by what could have been.


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

RijiRaja ,

Danny is a podcast host who truly lives up to the title!!

Danny Simmons is no regular podcast host. He brings a flair into his episodes that makes you want to stay through the entire thing without taking a break. He’s like your best friend, your hype coach, your cheerleader who just wants to see you succeed in life, and will not take no for an answer!! And his guests are incredible storytellers and I want to also say history makers. They have so much to bring to the table, and you’re guaranteed to be inspired, motivated, and challenged. The vibe that I got from his guests is “you don’t have to be famous to be great, and not everyone who is great is famous”. This is just my two cents. But please give it a listen to see if I’m right.

danbattiis ,

What a gem 💎💎💎

I was so surprised how awesome this podcast was, this was my 3rd episode and I’m on a path to addiction

A_J_23_ ,

One of my favorite podcasts

I love listening to this podcast. It’s balances serious issues with a great comedic wine Grey. Simmons is a great host and does a truly impressive job of engaging with a variety of different guests.