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What does that vanity plate say? Just like some song lyrics, vanity plates can be a mystery to everyone but the driver. They are debated on social media and even when we think we know what they say, the meaning behind it is probably a mystery. Getting a vanity plate may just be harder than picking your next tattoo - because you only have room for one. Host, Trista Polo, had a suspicion the vanity plates we drive by every day probably have interesting stories behind them...because of the roller coaster ride she took to land on her own. She sets out on PL8STORY Podcast, to share those stories with the world. Each episode, you’ll hear from drivers all over the Country. She has interviewed lots of plate owners so far, including Richard Pini of ElfQuest. If you would like to nominate a Plate owner (including yourself) just go to www.pl8story.com and fill out the Nomination form.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

What does that vanity plate say? Just like some song lyrics, vanity plates can be a mystery to everyone but the driver. They are debated on social media and even when we think we know what they say, the meaning behind it is probably a mystery. Getting a vanity plate may just be harder than picking your next tattoo - because you only have room for one. Host, Trista Polo, had a suspicion the vanity plates we drive by every day probably have interesting stories behind them...because of the roller coaster ride she took to land on her own. She sets out on PL8STORY Podcast, to share those stories with the world. Each episode, you’ll hear from drivers all over the Country. She has interviewed lots of plate owners so far, including Richard Pini of ElfQuest. If you would like to nominate a Plate owner (including yourself) just go to www.pl8story.com and fill out the Nomination form.

    Plate 78 DADS MUD with Sheldon Neal from Irvine, CA

    Plate 78 DADS MUD with Sheldon Neal from Irvine, CA

    This week we meet Sheldon Neal from Irvine, CA. His vanity plate story was featured in an LA Times article, chosen from thousands of entries. He’s a retired IT Project Manager who fills his time now with working on cars, lawn bowling and exploring the beautiful areas of the California coast. Sheldon grew up on a farm and shares some fascinating information about how farming has changed since his childhood. He also shares how a physical trait played a role in his self-worth growing up and led him to realizing one important thing we all share. This gave him self-confidence and I think you will agree, a good life.

    • 40 min
    Plate 77 - HEADFILM with "The Institute" Writer and Director Hamza Zaman

    Plate 77 - HEADFILM with "The Institute" Writer and Director Hamza Zaman

    This week we meet "The Institute" writer and director, Hamza Zaman. Hamza has been passionate about creating stories for stage and screen since he was a teenager. He made that dream a reality when he founded Headless Films. His most recent independent film, "The Institute", a medical thriller was filmed in The Hudson Valley, NY. Hamza shares what it was like to create a movie during a Pandemic as well as his thoughts on the movie industry today. He also shares about his family and how much his wife, Chelsea Roth, has impacted his ability to follow his dreams. www.institutemovie.com Watch "The Institute" wherever you stream your movies. Enjoy this episode and want to buy me a cup of coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pl8story

    • 42 min
    Plate 76 - Botanical Funk with Philadelphia Artist Ben Robinson

    Plate 76 - Botanical Funk with Philadelphia Artist Ben Robinson

    This week we meet Botanical Funk artist, Ben Robinson, of Philadelphia. He creates fun and colorful art on many surfaces including license plates. We’ll hear all about it and see samples of his work on our video version. We’ll hear about what inspires his creative process and how his time at art school influenced his work. Ben will also share how he deals with criticism from the public and what keeps him going no matter what. www.botanicalfunk.com Check out his work at IG @botanical_funk. Enjoy this episode and want to buy me a cup of coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pl8story

    • 40 min
    Plate 75 - SNDE with FinancialBuzz.com Ice Cream Tasting Winner Amy Dwyer

    Plate 75 - SNDE with FinancialBuzz.com Ice Cream Tasting Winner Amy Dwyer

    Today we are talking with Amy Dwyer from Boston. Amy gives “The Scoop on Real Estate” by injecting her personality into the competitive real estate industry and thinking outside the box for her clients by using her creativity and knowledge. Amy’s unique ability to serve her clients with gregarious know-how puts them at ease just like a scoop of your favorite flavor on a hot summer day. Recently, Amy was "hired" by FinanceBuzz.com to be an Ice Cream Flavor Evaluation Specialist and was chosen out of 8,000 applicants. Since 2008 Amy and her family and friends have been visiting various ice cream spots and evaluating them on a 1-5 cone rating scale, an experience dubbed "Ice Cream Wednesday". Amy values experiences over things and has set a goal to have ice cream in all 50 states. 40 down, 10 to go! Amy's dream would be to have her own tv show driving across the country in her 1971 VW bug sampling the best ice cream and highlighting the local real estate market and culture.  We’ll hear how ice cream became an important theme in her life, her proven manifesting techniques and even experience her taste testing the flavor of the week we recorded. scooponrealestate.com

    • 45 min
    Plate 74 - VF1SNSX - with Jhae Pfenning of Hard Parking Podcast

    Plate 74 - VF1SNSX - with Jhae Pfenning of Hard Parking Podcast

    In this episode, we are spending some quality time with Jhae Pfenning of Hard Parking Podcast. His car and plate have been iconized as a collector’s item and we’ll hear the story today about why. Jhae works in IT by day and is a podcaster by night. We will talk about the start of his podcast as well as his own origin story, growing up in South Dallas. Whether you are into cars or not, you will enjoy our conversion. Jhae is a dad, husband and like his podcast, he is a non-automotive automotive guy. We’ll hear his story and his thoughts on many things today. Enjoy this episode and want to buy me a cup of coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pl8story

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Plate 73 - MAELEA with Maelea from TN

    Plate 73 - MAELEA with Maelea from TN

    In today’s episode we meet Maelea from Tenessee. Maelea Galyon helps business leaders create robust solutions, build community, and share their brilliance by running kick-ass mastermind groups. Using proven structure and process, she creates an environment where leaders help one another level up and gives them a safe place to share their most pressing issues. Whether the topic is boosting sales, dealing with employees, or developing a marketing strategy, Maelea is masterful at facilitating powerful conversations where participants walk away with actionable solutions. If that sounds interesting to you, schedule a call with her by going to https://calendly.com/buildingrelationships. Learn more at https://turnitupconsulting.com. Enjoy this episode and want to buy me a cup of coffee? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pl8story

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Ducklvr99 ,

It’s like humans of NY but with license plates

Love this way to connect with different folks and spend time getting to know people. I’ve always wondered what those different plates meant, so it’s cool to hear some oriole’s stories

Amanda G Comedy ,

A must listen!

I recently discovered this podcast and have been loving every episode! The guests are all so interesting and I learn so much! The host does a great job of interviewing and knows how to pull the best out of each guest! Very inspiring!

DJH2k12 ,

Very nice!

Very nice podcast to listen to. Excited to hear more episodes! -World Elite Podcast

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