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The Changed Podcast with Aden Nepom Real Stories of Pivotal Moments

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Featuring guests you care about sharing stories of the fork-in-the-road moments in their lives, so that we can examine what it means to change, be changed and face change in life.

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    Sara Im “How I survived the Killing Fields”

    Sara Im “How I survived the Killing Fields”

    "How I Survived The Killing Fields"Season 3, Episode 54
    This episode I'm talking to Sara ImSara Im has life lessons and gained wisdom that impacts others due to her experience of surviving the mass genocide of Cambodia. Her inspirational Award-Winning Book " How I Survived The Killing Fields” was honored in 2015. As a Speaker, she shares how tenacity, perseverance , and faith are required values to conquer fear and reach success.
    Here's what you'll find in this episode:00:00 Meet Sara Im, author of "How I Survived the Killing Fields"
    00:54 Sara's story
    17:00 Interview with Sara Im
    23:04 How Sara's mother and brothers survived
    24:57 Sara reflects on what 'change' means to her, answers questions from the Change Hub Ibble community and more.
    39:42 Final thoughts from Sara Im
    41:44 Final thoughts from the host
    You can purchase a copy of Sara's book here: https://www.saraim.com/book
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    • 43 min
    #53 Allan “Alonzo” Wild’s Andean Adventures and Beyond

    #53 Allan “Alonzo” Wild’s Andean Adventures and Beyond

    Allan “Alonzo” Wild’s Andean Adventures and BeyondSeason 3, Episode #53
    About AJ:Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), having worked on and off with the Agency primarily overseas on diplomatic assignments from 1990 to 1992 and 1999 to 2019 in the Peru, Nicaragua, Angola, Nigeria, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Africa and the Southern Africa USAID Regional Missions. He provided oversight to U.S. government foreign aid development and humanitarian assistance, and supported U.S. Ambassadors as their senior development officer on multiple U.S. Embassy Country Teams.
    What's inside this episode:00:00 Meet Alonzo!
    02:04 Allan J. "Alonzo" Wind's story
    05:53 Interview begins with the question "Where in the world are you right now AJ?" (hint: somewhere in the Middle East...)
    07:31 A discussion of the historical and current political climate regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
    20:50 Is peace in the middle east possible?
    24:20 AJ's life as an explorer: when you call so many places home, where does it feel like home-base?
    26:10 AJ's dip into Science Fiction Writing
    30:15 How our moments that change us shape our view of the world and of our selves
    33:00 AJ's thoughts on what it takes to change people's minds
    41:25 Oversimplifying solutions to big problems/Actively seeking to shift your own perspective.
    47:22 Final thoughts from guest, AJ "Alonzo" Wild
    49:23 Closing thoughts from the host


    Helpful Links related to this discussion:Visit Alonzo Wind's website to read AJ's blog, get a copy of his recent memoir Andean Adventures and more.Watch Fauda on NetflixRead John McWhorter's controversial book, Woke Racism


    Looking to connect with our guest?@galacticemp on Twitter
    Allan "Alonzo"'s Facebook page
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    • 53 min
    Episode 52 – Model, Actor, Film Maker Bo Roberts and a Message from Beyond

    Episode 52 – Model, Actor, Film Maker Bo Roberts and a Message from Beyond

    Bo Roberts and a Message from BeyondSeason 3, episode 52
    This episode I'm talking to model, actor, & film maker Bo Roberts
    From the pages of GQ, Cosmo, and Esquire, to the silver screen ("300: Rise of an Empire", "Mindy Project," etc.), Indian-born, ISU-grad, former corrections officer/CERT Team member, filmmaker Bo Roberts elevated his photography hobby to a career as a filmmaker. The director/cinematographer's debut (short) feature film (60min), "The Great Awakening" is a thriller with science-fiction elements. 
    Here's what you'll find in this episode:0:34 meet Bo Roberts
    1:43 Bo Roberts Story
    8:33 An interview of Bo Roberts, beginning with some discussion of recent film project, The Great Awakening. Our discussion includes how he came to choose that particular title and more.
    17:09 Bo talks about moving from in front of the camera as a model and actor to behind the camera as a film maker.
    26:23 Bo's reflection on the meaning of change
    28:49 The perspective shifting experience of working as a corrections officer
    34:43 Grandpas, Ghosts, and making sense of the supernatural
    41:07 Final thoughts from Bo
    44:07 Final thoughts from the host
    Watch Bo's Works:
    The Great Awakening on Tubi TV
    Follow Bo!
    @MrBoRoberts on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram
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    • 45 min
    Episode 51 -Singer Gigi Rowe on seeing successes and failures as stepping stones to YOU

    Episode 51 -Singer Gigi Rowe on seeing successes and failures as stepping stones to YOU

    We're kicking off season 3 with THE GIGI Rowe!Season 3, episode 51
    About Gigi RoweThe multi-faceted Gigi Rowe was called "fantastically talented" by the one-and-only Jay Z. The singer, songwriter, children's book author and children's podcast creator was formerly signed to Island Def Jam Records by the legendary LA Reid. Gigi was the first-ever recipient of the Songwriter Hall of Fame Buddy Holly Prize (from Songmasters) and she has had songs featured on the globally-adored interactive video game Just Dance.
    Gigi is the voice of summer TV on Netflix and Amazon, with two songs prominently featured on Amazon's new Prime Video dating series The One That Got Away, that premiered in late June and Netflix series Boo, B***h, which premiered in early July. Gigi Rowe's debut album Laura is out September 30.
    In this episode Gigi shares her experience being signed to Island Def Jam records, only to be dropped before she could pop. We bond over a love of wigs. She goes into great depth about her collaboration with Tik Tokker Claybaby
    Here's what you'll find in this episode:01:36 Gigi Rowe shares her story
    08:24 We move into my interview of Gigi Rowe
    11:40 Some indulgent bonding time over a couple of wigs
    21:34 Lonely Together
    23:17 The wig comes off...
    23:48 Gigi talks about collaborating with TikTok star Claybaby
    40:49 How Laura Warshauer came to know and understand Gigi Rowe
    43:05 All about Gigi's latest album Laura
    45:12 The story of a magical recording moment on a farm in New Jersey
    48:15 Gigi's thoughts on change, personal evolution and shifting how you think about things
    54:33 A few closing thoughts from the host
    Helpful linksGigi Rowe + Claybaby = Song: So Iconic! - Here's one of the absolute best songs ever! It's the brain child of Tik Tokker Clababy and Singer Gigi Rowe: So IconicLollipops music video on YouTube - Speaking of bonding over wigs... this is the music video where Gigi's love of wigs became completely apparent!Laura - The Latest album from Gigi Rowe - Listen to Gigi Rowe's latest release.
    Want to connect with Gigi Rowe?
    Gigi's Website
    @hellogigirowe on Twitter
    @hellogigirowe on Instagram
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    • 58 min
    Maxwell – The Changed Podcast KIDS

    Maxwell – The Changed Podcast KIDS

    The first episode is here! This episode of the Changed Podcast KIDS features Maxwell from Austin, Texas. Amelia and I are so excited! Our first conversation is finally available for you to listen to!
    Maxwell is 7 years old and lives in Texas. He loves animals, video games, imagination games, dinosaurs, and chocolate!
    And... he is actually the reason we are even doing this project!
    That's right! The whole idea came from a conversation Maxwell had with his mama, who then made a joke that became the best idea in the whole wide world.
    In this conversation, we learned that:
    Kids know a lot of stuffThat you can be brave even when something scary (like falling off your bike happens)That sometimes grownups are more scared than kids (according to Maxwell, the fun stuff in particular!)And our co-host, Amelia, discovered that she actually had a lot in common with Maxwell, even though they live far apart.
    Amelia says: "You can learn a lot in one hour. For the time we recorded, me and maxwell both got hungry afterward!"
    Would you rather watch this episode on YouTube? YOU CAN!! Just click here

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    • 15 min
    Nancy Davis Kho on How Gratitude Changes Your Everything – Episode 50

    Nancy Davis Kho on How Gratitude Changes Your Everything – Episode 50

    This episode is not just the 50th episode of this podcast (WOW!), but it also brings to a close an amazing second season of this show. What better guest than Nancy Davis Kho, host of the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, and author of the book: The Thank You Project, Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time.Nancy Davis Kho is a speaker, author, and podcaster whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR affiliate KQED. Nancy is also the author of the book THE THANK-YOU PROJECT: Cultivating Happiness One Letter of Gratitude at a Time published by Running Press.
    Nancy covers “the years between being hip and breaking one” at MidlifeMixtape.com and on the Midlife Mixtape Podcast, available on all major podcast platforms. The Midlife Mixtape Podcast won a 2020 Iris Award as Podcast of the Year and was included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of 8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement.
    Nancy has also been both champion and judge in the acclaimed international comedy-lit improv show, Literary Death Match! More on Nancy can be found on her website, at www.DavisKho.com.
    And for the 50th episode of The Changed Podcast, which also brings to an end the second season of the show, I could not think of a better guest than Nancy Davis Kho!
    I like to think that I express my gratitude often and well, but Nancy has dug deeper than arguably the majority of us, and certainly far deeper than I have, producing 50 separate thank you letters, not just to people but to places, and whole swaths of the entertainment industry that have shaped her, inspired her and helped her become who she is today. Clearly, we can all learn something about saying thank you from someone who has really put in the time and effort to do so as thoroughly as Nancy Davis Kho.
    What's in this episode?A longer than necessary discussion as to whether or not Nancy and I have met before, or if we just look like other people (spoiler alert, we look like other peopleA midlife specific on the moments that shape usthe reality that reaching midlife means you have seen and experienced some pretty significant thingsThoughts on the gifts overcoming struggle, loss, and challenge can leave us withThe relationship between grief and processing change (shoutout to previous guest Andrew Williams!)Does empathy come with age and experience?Two book suggestions! 1) The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow and 2) Sweetbitter by Stephanie DanlerNancy's journey of writing two books (and then 50 letters of gratitude later) and then a third book!Lessons learned from saying thank you, and more importantly thinking about the specific reasons you are gratefulA long closing statement from me expressing gratitude for all of you who listen to the show, and read the show notes! (You're the best!)Shoutouts to the Super Seven (the first seven guests of this show) Mary Jo Pehl, Mo Daviau, Dr. Rick Kirschner, BJ Lange, Nadine Montaghami,

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

merlinworks ,

Delightful and insightful

The best stories are about people being changed. Host Aden Nepom tackles this concept head on by asking her guests about the moments in their life that changed them. The show is upbeat, poignant, and often hilarious. A great way to see some very accomplished people in their before and afters.

Luann JA ,

Refreshing take on change

I love listening to regular yet exceptional people and their stories. The focus on change draws out interesting perspectives.

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Great interviews

Really interesting interviews that go beyond the typical questions. Worth checking out!

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