The Tragedy Academy Podcast is a show that explores the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph. We aim to help listeners grow and thrive by sharing stories of real people who have experienced adversity and success.
Hosted by Jay Hicks, multimedia artist and music producer, along with co-host Gary DeFranco, an Emmy-nominated executive producer with 20 years of experience producing non-scripted television, The Tragedy Academy Podcast provides a unique perspective on life’s challenges and how to overcome them.
Our guests come from all walks of life and share their stories of struggle and triumph. We believe that our past does not define our future and that living authentically and purposefully is the key to a fulfilling life.
Through candid and humorous discussions, we explore societal divides and bridge gaps in understanding. We believe that laughter is the best fertilizer for the tree of knowledge, and that’s why we bring you stories that will make you think, laugh, and inspire you to be a better person.
The Tragedy Academy Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Subscribe now and join us on this journey of humor and enlightenment as we strive to grow the tree of knowledge together.
Be cool and keep learning.
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”Changing the Game: Billy ’The Extractor’ Henderson on Evolving Through Adversity”
In this soul-stirring episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks sits down with Billy ”The Extractor” Henderson for an awe-inspiring journey through life’s ups and downs. 🎙️ From Billy’s college athlete days to his challenging law enforcement career and courageous humanitarian efforts in Cuba, this episode is a treasure trove of life lessons. 🌟💪 Dive into topics like authenticity, resilience, and the incredible power of human connection. 🤝😂 Whether you’re in it for the humor, empathy, or enlightenment, this episode has something for everyone. Hit that subscribe button and join us in growing the tree of knowledge together! 📚🌳 Be cool and keep learning! 🎓
”The Harmonics of Health and Humanity: A Conversation with Dr. Nic Martinez”
In this compelling episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks and guest Nic Martinez explore the intricate dance of circadian rhythms, human capabilities, and the future of education. Tune in as they discuss the divine significance of breath, the irreplaceable impact of genuine human connection in classrooms, and how AI could revolutionize access to knowledge. With humor and curiosity as their guides, they invite you to grow your own tree of knowledge. 🌳🔍 Be cool and keep learning.
”Pirate Broadcast: Tragedy Academy Hijacks Florida Men on Florida Man” Special Video Release
Welcome to a captivating episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, where unique storytelling and insightful discussions meet! 🎙️ In this exciting installment, the hosts Jay Hicks and Gary DeFranco venture into the studio of the wildly popular ”Florida Men on Florida Man” podcast, adding a fresh and entertaining twist to their own narrative.
Unraveling the Healing Power of Music with Emma G
In this captivating episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, join hosts Jay Hicks and Gary DeFranco as they explore the magical world of music and its transformative powers with their incredible guest, Emma G. Uncover how music serves as a healing force, and a canvas for self-expression and empowerment. Journey through Emma’s awe-inspiring tale of resilience through 24 surgeries and her mission to turn trauma into tunes. 🎵
Key takeaways range from the role of music as a life purpose, the importance of self-discovery, to the endless opportunities for growth through adversity. 🌱
With Jay’s background in music and multimedia and Gary’s Emmy-nominated expertise in storytelling, this episode uniquely blends humor, vulnerability, and life-altering insights. 🎧
Don’t miss this musical rollercoaster of emotion and enlightenment. Subscribe now and continue to nurture your tree of knowledge with us. 🌳
Be cool and keep learning. ✌️
”Deeper Connections Through Introspection.” Featuring: Dr. David Hawkins
Join hosts Jay Hicks and Gary DeFranco as they delve into the intricacies of relationships with expert Dr. David Hawkins. In this enlightening episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, discover how to break free from toxic patterns and find deeper connections both within yourself and your relationships. Whether struggling with narcissism, emotional abuse, or simply seeking to improve your relationship, Dr. Hawkins’s decades of experience offer invaluable insights. Tune in and embark on a journey of introspection and healing. Be cool and keep learning.
Help Ancient Sharks Save Living Sharks with Jeffrey Heim of SHRKco 🦈
”Join host Jay Hicks in an exhilarating conversation with Jeffrey Heim, the man who turned an alligator attack into a mission for marine conservation. 🐊 Dive deep into the waters of passion, adversity, and ancient shark teeth! 🦈 This episode will have you on the edge of your seat one minute and deep in thought the next. Don’t miss out on this inspiring journey that adds new branches to your tree of knowledge. Be cool and keep learning! 🌳🎧”
Jay is such a fun and engaging host. He covers the gamut in every episode. I love how his guest is a jumping off place for really deep and thoughtful conversation. He and Gary are a wonderful team, and as a guest I was so impressed by their preparation and questions. Love it!
The Tragedy Academy is Awesome
Jay Hicks goes above and beyond delivering exceptional interviews and food for thought with humor and an open heart! Tune in and share the wealth with those you love! We’d all be the better for it one Tragedy Academy podcast at a time!
Funny, real and powerful!!
These guys keep it real and offer authentic perspective and wisdom. Keep up the good work!