Authentic Audio Podcast with Aaron Calafato
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Join raconteur Aaron Calafato as he discovers his own American experience through artful storytelling and authentic conversation with diverse guests from the rustbelt and beyond.
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Episode 27 - Dani Pajak
I got a chance to stop by the amazing Disowned Customs shop a few months ago and record a conversation with its founder and owner Dani Pajak. If you haven't heard about Dani, his shop, his television show on the Esquire Network (Wrench Against the Machine), or his incredible story, I'm sure you'll be intrigued after hearing our conversation.
Dani is an entrepreneur, professional builder and television personality. He's the owner of Disowned Customs on Cleveland’s west side. There, he and his team bring old and "unfixable" motorcycles back to life. While his profile in front and behind the camera is growing both locally and nationally, it is Dani's personal story of overcoming struggles with alcohol, embracing fatherhood and inspiring other people that compelled me to sit down and record this intimate conversation.
This episode starts with a story about my lack of mechanical knowledge and skill when it comes to "fixing things", and ironically, how this specific conversation inspired me to work on that facet of my life. After the short story we transition into an authentic conversation with Dani Pajak.