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Better Call Daddy is for people who love stories. Hosted by the talented Reena Friedman Watts, everyone from influential players to phone sex workers are featured on the show. Nothing is censored here. Each episode, Reena will interview a person of interest, share the story with her dad, and her father will chime in with his advice afterwards.

”My dad has been my guiding force my whole life, there’s nothing that he doesn’t know and I want to share that with the world.”

This show is for daddy’s girls, inspirational fathers or anyone with a little daddy drama!

Better Call Daddy Reena Friedman Watts

    • TV & Film
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Better Call Daddy is for people who love stories. Hosted by the talented Reena Friedman Watts, everyone from influential players to phone sex workers are featured on the show. Nothing is censored here. Each episode, Reena will interview a person of interest, share the story with her dad, and her father will chime in with his advice afterwards.

”My dad has been my guiding force my whole life, there’s nothing that he doesn’t know and I want to share that with the world.”

This show is for daddy’s girls, inspirational fathers or anyone with a little daddy drama!

    383. Acting on Instinct: Anne Alexander Sieder's Revelatory Path to Reinvention

    383. Acting on Instinct: Anne Alexander Sieder's Revelatory Path to Reinvention

    "You can't edit a blank page, right? You have to write the damn thing down and then you can make it better."
     
    "Courage is doing it anyway. Courage is not having the fear."
     
    "I want a big life. I want my dreams. And I'm not just wanting them, I'm going about getting them."
     
    "It's like, we're all just trying to do our best. I think good people are. Most people."
     
    Today's guest is Anne Alexander Sieder, an American actress, screenwriter, and podcaster based in Germany. Anne takes us through her incredible journey, from her early days in film school to navigating the complexities of motherhood and career. She shares insights on the importance of readiness in acting, the challenges of balancing personal and professional life, and the evolving landscape of the entertainment industry with the advent of AI.Anne opens up about her experiences with different acting techniques, the significance of embracing imperfections, and the lessons she learned from her parents. She also takes us into her adventurous teenage years, including a daring hitchhiking trip across the U.S., and how those experiences shaped her as a person and a mother.
    Join us as Anne discusses the emotional highs and lows of her life, the importance of self-awareness, and her relentless pursuit of her dreams. This episode is a heartfelt exploration of resilience, family dynamics, and the power of perseverance.
    Key Takeaways
    - Readiness in acting comes from doing and gaining feedback.- Balancing personal and professional life requires self-awareness and support from loved ones.- AI is changing the entertainment industry, but human connection remains irreplaceable.- Resilience and perseverance are crucial in overcoming life's challenges.
    Connect with Anne Alexander Sieder
    - Instagram: @annealexandersieder
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/act_bold/
    - Podcast: Act Bold on YouTube- Spotify: Act Bold on Spotify- Apple Podcasts: Act Bold on Apple Podcasts
    Connect with Reena
    - Website: bettercalldaddy.com- LinkedIn: Reena Friedman Watts- Twitter: @reenareena- Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts- Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcastWe love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the resilience and the importance of self-worth.(00:00) The better call daddy show features stories from influential fathers and controversial people(01:53) So I wanted to start with a subject that you have covered on your podcast(05:32) I would love to take it back to kind of your film school days(11:07) Because it's supposed to be a computer and it has access to everything(11:23) There is an exercise that I'm working on with the course that I have(12:01) As actors, you have to be self aware of what you bring to roles(13:06) Once we have kids, they come first, right? Right(15:48) Do you think there was any concerns of you working in Hollywood or acting(19:07) First time I ever acted was at summer camp when I was ten(22:11) Did you ever feel self conscious as an actor? Yeah yeah sure(27:23) I started to tear up, and he looked at me and he said, you're acting(28:19) What did your parents think of your acting? Were they supportive(31:08) Can you talk a little bit about how you've invested in yourself(34:54) Have you ever fallen flat on your face preparing for a scene(37:36) How did your parents help you be better? Hmm. That's a good question. What would you say they got right(42:55) Alexander was arrested for driving without his driver's license when he was 14(47:48) Mara says she accidentally hit a classmate at school when she was 15(52:39) Mara and I hitchhiked to California with $10 between us(54:45) Two college girls hitchhiked to California in the seventies(59:37) You repaired a rift between your parents after you had your son(01:05:01) You've been able to forgive your mother and yourself for surviving cancer(01:08:51) Mara died the year my son was born(01:10:33) Your fat

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    382. Intentional Daddy's Girl Karina Acosta's Path to Adoption

    382. Intentional Daddy's Girl Karina Acosta's Path to Adoption

    Today we have a truly special guest, Karina Acosta, someone who's stepping into the spotlight for the very first time. When someone introduces you to their friends or family, you know those connections deserve a little bit of extra care. Today's guest is no exception. She's the daughter of a very memorable past guest, Enrique Acosta Gonzalez. Her father not only encouraged her but also instilled in her the faith to believe in herself. Confidence is hard to impart on a daughter, but Enrique showed her that building confidence makes you a believer. And now it's her turn to take to the stage. Karina, welcome to the Better Call Daddy show.
    Karina shares her touching journey of being intentionally loved and supported by her stepfather, Enrique. From the moment he entered her life at the age of eight, Enrique made every effort to be an active and loving presence. Karina recounts the special moments that solidified their bond, from tea parties to school award ceremonies, and ultimately, her decision to ask Enrique to adopt her when she turned 18.
    Karina opens up about her relationship with her biological father and the impact Enrique had in filling that void. She talks about the importance of having a father figure and how it shaped her views on family and parenthood.
    Karina also shares her aspirations of becoming a nurse, her interest in holistic living, and her deep appreciation for the support system provided by her family, especially her grandmother.
    Join us as Karina discusses the complexities of growing up, the lessons she's learned along the way, and her plans for the future. This episode is a heartfelt exploration of love, family, and the power of intentional relationships.
    Connect with Reena- Website: bettercalldaddy.com- LinkedIn: Reena Friedman Watts- Twitter: @reenareena- Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts- Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcastWe love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the importance of family and intentional love.(00:00) Reena Friedman Watts hosts the Better Call Daddy show with Wayne Friedman(01:38) Today we have a truly special guest, someone who's stepping into the spotlight(02:15) Your dad has been doing a podcast for a while(03:17) When you turned 18, you asked your dad to formally adopt you(04:43) You say you always wanted your stepdad to adopt you(07:39) What are your thoughts about the importance of a dad to a daughter(09:02) Do you feel comfortable talking about what happened with your birth dad(14:35) You have two sisters and two brothers. Are you similar to your sisters(16:27) Would you ever consider adopting a child? I would. I have no children(22:07) Do you ever give your dad advice on dating or career decisions(27:28) Were there years where you didn't share everything with your parents(32:33) This one bloomed multiple times, so that's insane(32:49) Does a relationship with your father help you believe in God more(37:42) Is there anything that you'd like to ask my dad? Let's see. You've heard from mom let's switch it over to grandpa(38:14) This was a superb episode with Karina. It was her first, and she was very comfortable(41:23) Better call daddy: Helping others is really like helping yourself
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    • 43 min
    381. Unstoppable Overcomer Dorothy Graham O'Dell From Bullying to Bravery

    381. Unstoppable Overcomer Dorothy Graham O'Dell From Bullying to Bravery

    Today's guest, Dorothy Graham O'Dell, is the epitome of resilience and determination. From overcoming bullying and abusive relationships to celebrating her "Freedom Day," Dorothy's journey is a testament to the power of self-worth and perseverance. Join us as she shares her story of healing, standing up against bullies, and finding her voice through writing and podcasting.
    Dorothy opens up about her struggles with low self-esteem, the impact of bullying on her mental health, and how she managed to break free from an abusive relationship. She also discusses her commitment to helping others through her books and podcasts, offering valuable insights and support to those facing similar challenges.In this episode, Dorothy talks about the importance of setting boundaries, the role of faith in her life, and her dedication to supporting veterans and individuals dealing with mental health issues. Her story is a powerful reminder that no matter how difficult the journey, it is possible to overcome and thrive.Key Takeaways- Healing is a continuous journey, much like peeling an onion layer by layer.- Setting boundaries and standing up for oneself is crucial for self-respect and mental health.- Faith and meditation can be powerful tools for managing stress and anxiety.- Helping others and sharing personal experiences can be incredibly rewarding and impactful.Connect with Dorothy Graham Odell- Books: Amazon Author Page- Podcast: Unstoppable Overcomers on YouTube- Spotify: Unstoppable Overcomers on SpotifyConnect with Reena- Website: bettercalldaddy.com- LinkedIn: Reena Friedman Watts- Twitter: @reenareena- Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts- Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcastWe love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the wisdom of resilience and the importance of self-worth.(00:00)  Reena Friedman Watts hosts the Better Call Daddy show with Wayne Friedman(01:38)  Today's guest, Dorothy Graham O'Dell, had many roadblocks overcome(02:31)  Dorothy was bullied in school, and how do you overcome that(06:57) You were bullied for your weight when you were in high school(09:53) Tell me about freedom day. She says she left her boyfriend because he cheated(14:11) Your parents didn't know about the bullying until you wrote your book(18:52) You say you did everything for your parents to the detriment of your own health(23:08) How do you keep yourself positive when you face anxiety or depression(26:11) You write about overcoming bullying, low self-esteem and abusive relationships(33:11) Since the pandemic, there has been an influx of women feeling hopeless(35:31) DNR was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2019(39:29) My dad went through chemotherapy and radiation after being diagnosed with cancer(41:40) My dad was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer on September 14(46:45) My dad was in the hospital for nine days with a heart attack(51:34) You had a memorial service for your grandfather in your backyard(53:27) Is there anything that you'd like to ask your dad before he passes away(56:54) This is an episode with Dorothy that I really found quite intriguing01:01:36 - Better Call Daddy is a weekly podcast featuring parenting advice from my dadShow notes created by Headliner--- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
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    380. Fishing For Success: Brandon C. White's Entrepreneurial Journey

    380. Fishing For Success: Brandon C. White's Entrepreneurial Journey

    "You have to believe you can do what you don't believe you can do."
    "Life is coincidences, luck is what you make of it when you're prepared."
    "It's really just the courage to do it."
    "You can't control the past, so focus on what's important and what you can control."
    Today, we're diving into the world of entrepreneurship, resilience, and the power of podcasting with our guest, Brandon C. White, from The Brandon White Show who's been podcasting since 1997. Brandon shares his remarkable journey from building the largest fishing site on the Internet to having two successful exits and many pivotal moments along the way.
    Brandon White takes us on a journey through his life, starting with his love for fishing, instilled by his grandfather, and how it led to creating a massive online fishing community. He reflects on growing up with a single mom, the impact of his parents' divorce, and how his early life experiences shaped his drive and resilience.Brandon discusses the importance of not looking in the rearview mirror and focusing on what you can control. He shares his insights on the power of visualization and how it manifested in his life, from living in Half Moon Bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean to achieving his business goals.
    We also explore the significance of having a strong support system, the role of mentors, and the importance of paying it forward. Brandon's story of receiving a $50,000 check from a retired Sequoia Capital partner is nothing short of inspirational.
    Brandon emphasizes the need for consistency, frameworks, and delivering value in both podcasting and email newsletters. He shares his approach to building a successful email list and the importance of engagement metrics.
    Key Takeaways
    - Focus on what you can control and avoid looking back.- Visualization and belief in your goals can lead to incredible outcomes.- Support from mentors and paying it forward is crucial for success.- Consistency and delivering value are key in podcasting and email marketing.
    Connect with Brandon White- Website: brandoncwhite.com- Podcast: Productivity (available on all major podcast platforms)
    Connect with Reena- Website: bettercalldaddy.com- LinkedIn: Reena Friedman Watts- Twitter: @reenareena- Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts- Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcast
    We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the wisdom of entrepreneurship and the importance of resilience.
    (00:00) The better call daddy show features advice from influential men and influential fathers(03:06) You grew up with a single mom and your dad wasn't around(06:18) My new year's resolution is to focus on what you can control(12:30) You don't ever learn that. If you go to failure, you have to grow. Eventually you do get there. And I think that that(13:57) All my podcasts have not been successful, but we can call them pivotal moments(15:02) There's no overnight success. Facebook did take off, make no mistake(19:07) Brandon started a fishing magazine in 1996 with $800 in bank account(24:20) Back in the nineties, people thought the Internet was going to go away(29:54) The difference now is that tech is much easier to get something stood up(31:35) AOL messenger was a missed opportunity for AOL(35:26) With the new Google rules or newsletter, you got to have high open rates(41:29) So what about podcasting? What have you learned from that journey(47:24) Brandon White: How do you get listeners without paying for ads(52:42) Brandon says that if you have a good message, your audience will listen
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    • 58 min
    379. Nature's Blueprint for Peace: Jim Gale's Food Forest Revolution

    379. Nature's Blueprint for Peace: Jim Gale's Food Forest Revolution

    "When we take the poisons out and we grow food instead of lawns, we grow the Garden of Eden all around us."
    "The idea is simply going back to nature, going back to God, going back to service and love and joy and stewardship of our land."
    "Permaculture is not only the most loving and logical strategy on how we end hunger globally, but this is also the only way we are going to defeat tyranny."
    "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve."
    "Faith and courage have no boundaries."
    "The answer to war is peace."
    Today's guest, Jim Gale, was introduced to me by Matt Drinkhahn, the eternal optimist. And my dad said that today's guest, Jim Gale, is the eternal optimist. He says that food forests equal freedom. My dad said it would be nice if we could go back to the Garden of Eden and make that happen again. Jim, welcome to the Better Call Daddy show.
    Broadcasting live from the Garden of Eden, Jim Gale shares his journey of raising four daughters during an apocalypse, his dedication to bringing solutions to the masses, and the importance of permaculture. Jim discusses how sustainable agricultural design can solve the world's biggest problems and the critical role of nature in our lives. He reflects on his connection to nature through meditation, breathwork, and reading, and how this has led him to a simple truth: love life again.Jim's work has even caught the attention of Robert Kennedy Jr., and he shares his conversation with Kennedy about changing society through permaculture. Jim explains how permaculture can reduce crime, improve mental health, and create food security by integrating food forests into schools, prisons, and community spaces. He also touches on his experiences in Costa Rica and the challenges of government intervention.Join us as Jim Gale discusses his mission to catalyze a shift in awareness, the importance of self-reliance, and the role of faith and courage in standing up to tyranny. He shares personal anecdotes, including his red-pill moment, the impact of permaculture on his family, and his vision for a world where food forests replace lawns and bring about peace on earth.Whether you're interested in sustainable living, permaculture, or simply seeking inspiration, this episode offers valuable insights into creating a healthier, more connected world. Tune in and discover how you can participate in this transformative movement.
    00:00 This is the better call daddy show. Each week I interview a guest, share stories with my dad01:38 Today's guest, Jim Gale, was introduced to me by Matt Drinkhahn02:13 What is it like to raise four daughters during an apocalypse03:08 Permaculture is a sustainable agricultural design science that supports life09:11 Permaculture in prisons can reduce recidivism and mental illness15:41 Talk to me about how your journey has changed from the beginning of this22:32 Jim Gale: How do you stand up to tyranny when they try to shut down26:03 Do you think you'll ever change your mind about voting27:42 Have you changed your beliefs around anything lately? Or is there anything that you were taught29:03 I'm curious what you would define freedom as35:29 Food forest is working to transform the food supply chain locally38:40 Also, I would like you to talk just a little bit about your podcast39:59 Jim Gale says we should all learn how to plant our own food
    Connect with Jim Gale:- Website: foodforestabundance.comConnect with Reena:- Website: bettercalldaddy.com- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts- Twitter: @reenareena- Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts- Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcastWe love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates sustainable living and the wisdom of creating a healthier world.
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    378. Living Through War: From Rwanda to Refugee DEI Advocate Drocella Mugorewera

    378. Living Through War: From Rwanda to Refugee DEI Advocate Drocella Mugorewera

    Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June.
    Today, we are honored to welcome Drocella Mugorewera, a corporate trainer, best selling author, and former refugee with an awe-inspiring story.
    Drocella takes us on an emotional journey through her tumultuous experiences during the Rwandan genocide, detailing the tragic loss of her sister's husband and the harrowing escape to the Democratic Republic of Congo with her infant son.
    Join us as Drocella shares invaluable insights on freedom, leadership, and the importance of empathy in healing and reconciliation. She reflects on her roles in Rwanda's government, advocating for gender and environmental sensitivity and championing impactful initiatives, including banning plastic bags and granting women land inheritance rights.
    In this episode, Drocella also speaks about the challenges and joys of adapting to new environments—the journey from Rwanda to Ukraine and then to the United States as a refugee in 2009. She emphasizes the critical role of kindness and community support in rebuilding lives, recounts her rise to director of the refugee agency that welcomed her, and delivers an inspiring message on the significance of diversity, inclusion, and empathy in leadership.
    Get ready for a heart-wrenching yet hopeful narrative that underscores the resilience of the human spirit and the unwavering importance of compassion and understanding in our global community. Be sure to subscribe, share, and join us in celebrating the unbreakable strength of individuals like Drocella Mugorewera.
    Drocella is an advocate for the sanctity of life and a poignant voice on the global stage, shaped profoundly by her experiences in Rwanda, a country that endured the catastrophic genocide against the Tutsi, with a devastating toll of at least 1 million lives lost. Deeply reflective, Drocella critiques those who claim to be pro-life yet fail to embrace diverse perspectives, fostering an environment where true pro-life principles are questioned.
    Her journey and thoughts are encapsulated in her co-authored book, "Leaders with Heart." Here, Drocella challenges leaders to genuinely uphold the value of life by being open to ideas, promoting shared growth, and understanding life not just as an abstract concept but as a lived experience full of contributions from all voices.
    For Drocella, life is an invaluable gift that must be cherished and protected in every corner of the world. Her advocacy is not only about preserving life but ensuring the quality and inclusivity of this precious existence, inspired by the resilience and learnings from Rwanda's tragic history.
     
    00:00 Life is valuable, open to diverse ideas.04:02 Respect for every human life is essential.09:48 Returned to serve after upheaval, found support.11:50 Rose served in various high-level government positions.16:00 Embrace diverse ideas, trust, reassure, and respect.17:34 Leaders need empathy, protect people, promote peace.22:10 Learned, graduated, married, now promoting language diversity.26:29 Value refugee's ideas, treat others with respect.27:22 Hold accountable, remind using media, value-driven elections.31:59 Invest in training, engage employees, celebrate results.35:45 Grateful for refugee program support and hope.38:23 Exciting interview process, discussed vision and benefits.42:03 Fleeing parent secures children's future in Canada.46:45 Volunteer work helped build lasting relationships.48:48 Love surpasses your own, welcoming children home.51:00 Generous support allowed us to buy car.57:15 We value life and family, want legacy.58:43 Generosity and caring promote peace and unity.
     
    Connect with Drocella 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drocellamugoreweradia/
     
    Connect with Reena
    bettercalldaddy.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts/
    https://www.instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts/
    https://www.instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast/
    twitter.com/reenareena

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