The Waystation is a podcast produced by Pioneering Collective, wherein every episode, we explore first-person stories, each told on a common theme but sourced from vastly diverse perspectives. We’ll introduce you to people whose lives are seemingly different than yours… or are they? Through these stories, you may even find that you and me and he and she and they and them are more alike than sometimes we’re willing to admit. Plus, why not share a few laughs and tears, and be entertained along the way to wherever you’re going? Our goal with The Waystation is to provide you with a not-so-subtle reality check that YOU… are not alone.
Season 1, Ep. 7 - Home w/ Andrés Hoyos-Gomez, Madeline Schwarz and Kyoko Minegishi
It’s all warm and gooey in The Waystation today as we explore home sweet home through the lens of a 3rd Culture Kid, a country gal living in the big city, and a student who fled from combat to study in Paris. We’ll travel all over the world in this episode, only to find that home is not a place but a feeling you can take with you, anywhere.
Season 1, Ep. 6 - Isolation w/ Craig A. DeLarge, Andrea Maeder and Sarah Wise
What do a singer/songwriter, an intrapeneur, and an avid equestrian do when confronted with isolation? Well, they all meet in The Waystation to get through it together, of course! Tune into this episode as we address the productive role isolation can play in your life, and how checking in with a friend can quite literally save their life.
Season 1, Ep. 5 - Leaning Out w/ Leah Bonvissuto, Terri Broussard Williams and Erin Riley
A communication coach in New York, a project manager in Kansas, and a “Movement Maker” from Louisiana join us in The Waystation to examine the consequences of leaning in too much - both at work and in their relationships. They share lessons they’ve learned on how to lean out, focus on self-care, and pass the responsibility baton to others.
Season 1, Ep. 4 - Resilience w/ Pablo Agrio, Favour Chibuokem and Taylor Dahl
**CONTENT WARNING** This episode contains discussion of violence and suicidal ideation throughout. If you need support, please talk to someone. You can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone and online chat.
A former Marine and ex-con from Panema, a student studying in Nigeria, and a singer-songwriter-swimmer in LA all walk into The Waystation. Find out how they relate on their journeys towards forging resilience.
Season 1, Ep. 3 - Identity w/ Jane Pollak, Tim Schuh and TAK Erzinger
Travelling through The Waystation today are former Ukranian Easter Egg and current pillow designer Jane Pollak in NYC, Columbian-American poet TAK Erzingher in Switzerland, and marketing consultant/classic car enthusiast Tim Schuh raised in the Midwest. Listen to how they each formed (and are still forming) their identities, unpacking who they were told they should be and who they really are, and how they each found their tribes.
Season 1, Ep. 2 - Control w/ Michael DiBiasio and Erica Johansen
A filmmaker in Vermont and a single mom in Texas join us today in The Waystation to share their sometimes “toxic relationships with control.” They discuss what they’ve discovered one can control vs. what they can’t and the difference between a human being and a human doing. We also channel the spirit of the great Leslie Knope.