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Hi I am DJ Doran. I am a Publisher, Serial Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Wordsmith and Pilot. I like to talk. No subject is taboo. My show focuses on thought provoking conversation and cerebral debate toward a greater understanding of what is happening in the world. On my show I’ll discuss the many things that interest me as a perspicacious gay man over 60 with an insatiable curiosity about this complex and oftentimes confusing life that I find myself living. I have strong opinions about a plethora of topics and the wisdom and experience to back it up so be prepared for a lively conversation.

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Hi I am DJ Doran. I am a Publisher, Serial Entrepreneur, Adventurer, Wordsmith and Pilot. I like to talk. No subject is taboo. My show focuses on thought provoking conversation and cerebral debate toward a greater understanding of what is happening in the world. On my show I’ll discuss the many things that interest me as a perspicacious gay man over 60 with an insatiable curiosity about this complex and oftentimes confusing life that I find myself living. I have strong opinions about a plethora of topics and the wisdom and experience to back it up so be prepared for a lively conversation.

    Live from Connect Thrive Summit ft. Ed Salvato

    Live from Connect Thrive Summit ft. Ed Salvato

    We have a special treat for everyone this week! This show was recorded live at the Connect Thrive Summit. DJ was joined by guest, friend, & fellow traveler - Ed Salvato. The dynamic duo discuss everything LGBTQ Travel. The conversation covers travel...

    • 49 min
    Becoming Brave with Coach Alex Ray

    Becoming Brave with Coach Alex Ray

    Welcome to another episode of the DJ Doran show, your sane radio obsession. Today we welcome Coach Alex Ray of the Becoming Brave Podcast. Alex Ray is a life coach who helps others in the LGBTQIA+ community overcome insecurity. He teaches bravery as a...

    • 56 min
    Seeking Knowledge & Wisdom

    Seeking Knowledge & Wisdom

    Welcome to another episode of the DJ Doran Show. This week we welcome Chris Burcher of the "Knowledge + Wisdom = Experience" Podcast. Chris draws on his eclectic life experiences to build  interesting perspectives through logic, reason, and reflection. In this episode you'll hear DJ and Chris discuss a wide variety of topics including truth, wisdom, communication, and overall human connection.

    More about Chris:

    I am a free thinking naval gazer. Like a lot of people I am curious and ponder life’s big questions. I am most interested in learning about my roles as husband, father (of 4 daughters), son, brother, and friend. I also strive to improve my role in my community. My life experience and perspective has given me a distinct outlook I would like to nurture and modify by connecting through podcasts and video communications. I am comfortable drawing my own conclusions (through knowledge and experience!) about the world around me but I do so as constrained by things I have learned in the past that (largely) no longer work.

    Chris's Work:

    Website
    Youtube Channel
    Instagram


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    5 Steps Towards Positivity

    5 Steps Towards Positivity

    How do you move a mountain? One stone at a time.

    We are all being hit with a constant firehose of information about the US election, the state of the world, & so many other negative stimuli.  We decided that it may be helpful to bring back former guest, Jeff Bonano of the Do Something Nice Podcast to hear some practical advice about maintaining positivity during these trying times. Jeff called in from his new sound booth in his recording studio to share some helpful advice for maintaining positivity during the pandemic.

    We hope that you are able to take some of what Jeff says in this podcast and put it to good use. We all really need some positivity right now and Jeff has put forth some easily implementable practices to help you build positive habits in your life.

    If you didn’t catch our first episode with Jeff, check out this episode so you can learn more about his journey & why he started his podcast. 



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Community Connections: Steve Foster

    Community Connections: Steve Foster

    We had the pleasure to sit down with Steve Foster (virtually) and learn about his life, his acting career, and his commitment to helping his community. Between acting, media & communications, being a Chaplain; Steve is an incredibly busy person but has many great stories from all of these experiences. In this episode we learn about Steve's life, his time as a Chaplain, and the concept of "Choosing your hard." 

    One of the biggest takeaways from this conversation for us was when Steve brought up the concept of “Choose your hard.” This sounds rather simple at first but the sentiment is profound. In short, every choice we make has a series of difficulties that follows. Leaving is hard, staying is hard, choose your hard. The statement calls for us to be present in all of our decisions because if you’re really paying attention, there are challenges everywhere we look. This could go in conjunction with the concept of “The grass is always greener,” in that people tend to look over the fence and long for the ‘other” option because it may appear to be easier, or greener. At the end of the day, we must make choices, and it is better to face what we’ve chosen for better or for worse and live in the moment while being present for the situation we are in. 

    We've had a wonderful time connecting with so many local Chicagoans over the past few months. If you know of anyone who you'd think would be a great fit for the show please reach out to us! 
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    • 50 min
    Hell in a Handbag

    Hell in a Handbag

    Welcome back to another episode of the DJ Doran Show. This wee we had the amazing opportunity to connect with David Cerda of Hell in a Handbag Productions. This is another installment of a sort of mini-series we are doing which features various...

    • 48 min

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