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Andy Parker has worn numerous hats in life. Professional actor, corporate headhunter, and elected official to name a few. He's also known as a gun-control activist who has appeared countless times in major news outlets, and in 2019 he added “author” to that list, with the publication of “For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father’s Fight for Gun Safety.” With that colorful history comes many backstories from music, theatre, and politics. Some serious, some hilarious, some outrageous, but Andy and his guests are all guaranteed to keep you thinking and engaged.

The Cultural Scavenger Andy Parker

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Andy Parker has worn numerous hats in life. Professional actor, corporate headhunter, and elected official to name a few. He's also known as a gun-control activist who has appeared countless times in major news outlets, and in 2019 he added “author” to that list, with the publication of “For Alison: The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father’s Fight for Gun Safety.” With that colorful history comes many backstories from music, theatre, and politics. Some serious, some hilarious, some outrageous, but Andy and his guests are all guaranteed to keep you thinking and engaged.

    A message to my faithful listeners!

    A message to my faithful listeners!

    It's a quick thank you with a cryptic nugget tucked in there!  
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    • 3 min
    The remarkable journey of Aderson Francois--Part 2

    The remarkable journey of Aderson Francois--Part 2

    It was difficult to not get really emotional during this interview.  It certainly got me as I listened during the post-production editing.  When you hear Aderson you'll know exactly why.  
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    • 20 min
    The remarkable journey of Aderson Francois--Part 1

    The remarkable journey of Aderson Francois--Part 1

    How does a kid from Haiti with his only support coming from the guidance of brave parents become a force at one of the most prestigious law schools in the country?  Hear his inspiring story, mixed with humor and humility in the next two episodes.  
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    • 24 min
    Death Becomes Her---No, it's not what you think!

    Death Becomes Her---No, it's not what you think!

    Gail Rubin a certified Thanatologist and self described "Doyenne of Death" tackles the how to's of planning for the ultimate destination with humor, grace and food for thought you'd never think of.  

    Check out her website after the episode:  http://agoodgoodbye.com


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    • 28 min
    He's Where News Happens

    He's Where News Happens

    Meet Bill McCarren, the Executive Director of a tabernacle, of hallowed ground--the National Press Club. 
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    • 25 min
    My Friend, the Aussie Warrior

    My Friend, the Aussie Warrior

    Tessa Sullivan and her husband Brendan can't get back to their home away from home in Stanleytown, VA.  So while she's stuck down under, hear how this brave woman became the face of the #MeToo movement in Australia.
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Allie Tweedmouth ,

Tales of Life from the People Who Lived It

The Cultural Scavenger has stories from all walks of life and the often funny things that happen when you least expect it. Life is a roll of the dice in so many ways, and if there was ever a time we needed to smile it’s now!

rayocam ,

Bravo!

These stories are like undiscovered gems, small but interesting aspects of life that we would never know about otherwise. You will certainly learn something from each one. Great job Andy!

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