37 episodes

This podcast is about you. Our goal is to inspire you to change the world around you for the positive. Each episode, we’ll bring you guests that are changing the world around them via ministry and outreach. We’ll speak about how they did it, what they’re doing, issues they have to deal with and overcome, and how you can get involved. These people are everyday people like you and me. They were misfits. Now they are also heroes. Hope you enjoy the show.

The Misfit Heroes Podcast Misfit Heroes

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    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

This podcast is about you. Our goal is to inspire you to change the world around you for the positive. Each episode, we’ll bring you guests that are changing the world around them via ministry and outreach. We’ll speak about how they did it, what they’re doing, issues they have to deal with and overcome, and how you can get involved. These people are everyday people like you and me. They were misfits. Now they are also heroes. Hope you enjoy the show.

    Kyria Whisenhunt - Paws4People - How can service dogs educate, empower, and transform lives?

    Kyria Whisenhunt - Paws4People - How can service dogs educate, empower, and transform lives?

    Kyria Whisenhunt is the executive director of Paws4People, a North Carolina based nonprofit that aims to educate and empower people through the use of assistance dogs to transform people's lives. 

    The nonprofit was formed in 1999, when Kyria was just 12 years old, with the purpose of using dogs to help people. 

    Over the last 22 years, the organization has helped veterans, people with disabilities, and children and adolescents with physical, neurological, psychiatric, and/or emotional disabilities in 22 states, with placement nationwide.

    Kyria was a 2010 Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year finalist; the winner of the 2011 IKEA Life Improvement contest; the winner of WILMA Magazine’s Women to Watch in 2014; the National Points of Light award in 2015; and the 2017 Coastal Entrepreneur Award – Non-profit in 2017. Kyria was also a finalist for the YWCA Women of Achievement in the Non-Profit category in 2021. 

    Kyria serves as Executive Director of paws4people. She is the Program Director and Instructor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Assistance Dog Training Minor, the first and only comprehensive Assistance Dog academic certificate program at a state university. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

    We discuss how she started the organization at just 12 years old, the surprising training program she coordinated using prison inmates to train support animals, the difference between a service dog and emotional support animal, and the use cases for service dogs you may not have known about.

    Paws4People can be found online at www.paws4people.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paws4people

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/paws4people

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paws4people/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/p4pfoundation



    Thanks for listening to the Misfit Heroes Podcast. More information can be found on our website at www.misfit-heroes.com and www.beacons.ai/misfitheroes

    • 38 min
    Robert Hayes - NC State University - Is Tribalism Limiting Us In Faith And Science?

    Robert Hayes - NC State University - Is Tribalism Limiting Us In Faith And Science?

    Robert Hayes is a nuclear engineering professor at North Carolina State University, a certified health physicist, and a fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Robert was raised in Salt Lake City, UT by a single mother who had an atheist world view, and was exposed to Mormon religious beliefs through his father.

    Robert explains Nuclear Energy and Engineering.

    To many, that is a fairly difficult topic to digest, but he does so in a way that is fun and engaging via TikTok and social media channels, and has grown to over 41k followers during lockdown, bringing a new lease to people that may not have displayed an interest in Nuclear Science before.

    But it hasn’t come without its pitfalls. Rob is a devout Christian, and went viral in one of his tiktoks about being a Christian who also believes in science.

    We discuss the future of nuclear science, and why Americans have had trouble normalizing Nuclear Energy, His faith and how it has affected his interactions in the science community, and how tribalism is controlling narratives around the adoption of nuclear energy.

    Robert Can be found online at

    Tiktok:

    The Misfit Heroes Podcast can be found online at www.misfit-heroes.com and www.beacons.ai/misfitheroes

    • 48 min
    Mickey Desai - The Nonprofit Snapcast - The difference between a nonprofit and a not for profit business model

    Mickey Desai - The Nonprofit Snapcast - The difference between a nonprofit and a not for profit business model

    Mickey Desai is the host of the Nonprofit Snapcast, a weekly podcast about the issues and challenges affecting nonprofit businesses.   



    A car aficianado, he is also the host of The Thing About Cars podcast.  



    Mickey has recently created The Nonprofit Snapshot, a development and analytical toolset for nonprofit companies to examine where their business needs lie, and where they may be overlooking issues in their business operations.  



    He is currently developing a smartphone app for the Nonprofit Snapshot.  



    We discuss the differences between nonprofits, not for profits, and for profit business models, some effective leadership strategies for nonprofit startups, and how the nonprofit snapshot can help nonprofit small businesses grow.  



    Mickey can be found online at https://nonprofitsnapshot.org/ 



    The Nonprofit Snapcast is online at https://nonprofitsnapcast.org/ 



    The Misfit Heroes Podcast can be found online at www.misfit-heroes.com and www.beacons.ai/misfitheroes

    • 37 min
    Adthe Theo Trepca - Are You Happy? - One Filmmaker's Documentary Experiment Could Bring The World Together

    Adthe Theo Trepca - Are You Happy? - One Filmmaker's Documentary Experiment Could Bring The World Together

    Adthe Theo Trepca is the diretor of "Are You Happy?", a new docu-series that looks at people's relations with their happiness and what makes them happy. 



    The documentary has recently finished filming and is scheduled for release in early 2022. 



    Adthe travels the world and asks random people if they are happy, what the source of their happiness is, and if they had a message to the world, what that would be.



    The series has morphed from an idea Adthe proposed for a single story into a complex, growing storyline where there is no script, no actors, and the characters are all real people telling their own personal, very real stories.



    Adthe can be found online at www.happypeople.me and at the links below:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/areyouhappyofficial/?hl=en

    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@areyouhapppy?lang=en



    The Misfit Heroes Podcast can be found online at www.misfit-heroes.com and www.beacons.ai/misfitheroes

    • 43 min
    Jeremy Simon - E-nable- 3D printing prosthetics and the future of open source healthcare

    Jeremy Simon - E-nable- 3D printing prosthetics and the future of open source healthcare

    Jeremy Simon is one of the cofounders of E-nable, an online community that connects those needing prosthetics with the 3D printing community.  

     The Enable3D community provides free 3D printed prosthetics and orthopedic devices for anyone who needs them, completely free of charge.  

    The files to download are available under a community creative license for anyone to download and print them, and volunteers are encouraged to create a friendly relationship with the recipients, bridging the gap between the healthcare profession and creating an open-source healthcare platform that allows for opportunities to those in lower income communities that might not be able to provide for them otherwise. 

     Jeremy can be found online at www.enablingthefuture.org and www.3duniverse.org 
     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3duniverse.org 
    Twitter: @3dprintingisfun (https://twitter.com/3dprintingisfun)
     Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shop3duniverse/ 
    Blog: https://3duniverse.org/ 
    3D Universe Untethered: https://shop3duniverse.com/pages/3d-universe-untethered (available on all major podcast platforms)  

    Check out the misfit heroes podcast online at www.misfit-heroes.com and www.beacons.ai/misfitheroes

    • 56 min
    Chris Randall - CrazyGodStory - How Seeing God in Everything Changed One Man's Life Forever

    Chris Randall - CrazyGodStory - How Seeing God in Everything Changed One Man's Life Forever

    Chris Randall is a christian tiktok influencer who goes by the name CrazyGodStory. 

     

    In 2008, his life was changed when he decided to accept Jesus, and create Affordable Auto Repair, a mobile mechanic nonprofit, where he fixed people's cars for free.



     His talent for fixing cars for the less fortunate led him to speak the gospel to many of the people he helped fix automobiles for, and he has some pretty crazy stories about it.  



    He has recently written a book, "CrazyGodStory: Faith Isn't Blind", and his tiktok account has grown to over 96,000 followers and nearly a million likes.  



    We discuss some of the stories from Chris’s book, how his journaling has helped him grow in his beliefs and document the amazing things god has shown him, and why the world needs more discipleship.  



    Chris's book can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/Crazy-God-Story-Faith-Blind/dp/B0997RSCSL



     TIktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@crazygodstory?lang=en 



    www.misfit-heroes.com



    www.beacons.ai/misfitheroes

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

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