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29 minutes | a month ago
Ep 15: Live Music with Kat & JD; Year-End Wrap Up!
Listen as our co-hosts wrap up 2020 and give you some ideas to hold on to as we move into 2021--mindfulness, gratitude, forgiveness, & self-care. LIVE from the studio, Katrina (guitar, vocals) and Jefferson (keyboards, vocals) dedicate the gift of live music to YOU as a way to express their gratitude to the Crazy Amazing Humans community. Their original songs “You are Christmas” and “End of December” will get you in the holiday spirit. Let's take the lessons we’ve learned and make 2021 as Crazy Amazing as we can!
42 minutes | a month ago
Ep 14: Calling All Braver Angels with Randy Lioz
Randy Lioz of Braver Angels ignites a conversation to help us and all Americans understand each other beyond stereotypes, form community alliances, and reduce the discord that can poison our civic culture. Listen to Randy’s story and how in discovering Braver Angels he found a way to fulfill his passion to build bridges between conflicting viewpoints. Braver Angels sponsors workshops where people from differing political opinions come together, hear each other out, build bridges between each other and ultimately foster a sense of understanding and respect. Learn how to start off by deciding to listen and then trying to understand the other person’s perspective. See how you don’t need to try to change them. You may find, like many others, that there is some common ground to build on.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 13: Veterans Day Special Honoring Those Who Serve with Jeff Werner & Mark Stillion
In this Veterans Day special hear a powerful conversation with award-winning filmmaker Jeff Werner about his timely documentary “Those Who Serve.” The film follows three American soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (also known as PTSD), with no previous criminal history, who now find themselves in serious trouble with the law once back from fighting overseas. Join us as we speak with Werner about this challenging issue facing many of our military veterans. Also meet veteran Mark Stillion, one of the subjects in the film, and hear about both his struggles and successes as he fights another valiant fight - this time one that he must engage in within himself.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 12: Jonathan Mooney: Why “Normal Sucks” and Everyone has the Right to be Different
From illiterate sixth grader to Ivy League graduate with Honors in English Literature, the dynamic and engaging Jonathan Mooney says that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed. Mooney is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur and educational activist who is fueled by his mission to fight for every single human being’s right to be different. From people of color to the LGBTQ+ community to the neurodiverse, Jonathan explains that everyone must be included in the conversation and inspires us to understand why. Mooney’s re-imagining of education for the 21st century by emphasizing inclusion, neurodiversity and debunking the myth of normalcy will inspire you to look at your child, your friend, your neighbor and the world in a whole new way.
46 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 11: Back to School/College with Claudia Saavedra (and FlairNow)
Did you know that hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarships, if not more, are left unclaimed every year? Our guest, Claudia Saavedra, a first generation college graduate, wants to make sure to inform you how to claim those funds. Listen as she shares her inspiring mission to assist and educate hundreds of college students to achieve success and attend college through the organization she co-founded, FlairNow. Hear how Claudia’s core value of “love and generating love” fuels her passion to help others. We also bring you a segment on navigating college financial aid in the age of Covid-19. With the most up-to-date information on how students can receive more financial assistance this year. From FAFSA to CARES, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, you don’t want to miss this. Meet Claudia Saavedra, first generation college graduate who made it her mission to assist and educate hundreds of college students to achieve success and attend college through the organization she co-founded, FlairNow. Claudia advises high schoolers based on their interests and backgrounds. She inspires them to make college a priority, informs them of their scholarship options and other ways to afford college. Hear how Claudia’s core value of “love and generating love” fuels her passion to help others. Get inspired as Claudia Saavedra shares her journey on how she found her calling to help others have the opportunity to achieve academically as she has. She advises high schoolers based on their interests and backgrounds. She inspires them to make college a priority, informs them of their scholarship options and other ways to apply to and afford college. All for free! Hear how Claudia’s core value of “love and generating love” fuels her passion to help others. And learn how FlairNow’s new website can help you or someone you love go to college.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 10: Together We’re Stronger featuring Roger Fishman
Roger Fishman | Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker and Fan of Mother Earth We're excited to introduce you to Roger Fishman: adventurer, filmmaker, photographer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Through the lens of his incredibly unique and captivating photography spanning the globe and his engaging storytelling, Roger will challenge and inspire you to live your life in a more fully present and purposeful way. Roger Fishman - Wisdom, Wonder, and Virtual Vacations Roger Fishman takes us on his remarkable journey from a difficult upbringing to a successful career to his current priority of making a difference in the lives of others and our planet. Learn how his “Life 180” (inspired by the birth of his son) encouraged him to live into his truest self and proves that it's never too late to make a change. See how his “10% rule” can enhance your life and make setting new priorities accessible, doable and rewarding. Hear how Roger brought his photography to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles as a way to provide virtual vacations for patients who were bedridden there as well as utilizing his photography as a way to assist the scientific community in environmental research and so much more. Inspiration and Motivation Join us for an engaging and uplifting conversation with our very special guest Roger Fishman as he illustrates the importance of how we are connected to each other and all living things. Subscribe and sign up for our newsletter to continue engaging in uplifting conversations with our Crazy Amazing Humans guests. Connect with Us! Find us on the web Follow us on Instagram Join us on Facebook Chat with us on Twitter Join us on YouTube Subscribe to Our Podcast Apple Podcast Spotify Google Podcasts Stitcher Links and Resources Mentioned Join Roger Fisherman on the web Contact Roger
54 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 9: On My Honor - Scoutmaster Mike Lanning
In this 4th of July episode, Katrina and Jefferson start off by performing an acoustic version of “America the Beautiful” as a reminder that, as Americans, we belong together and we are here for each other. Tied into the theme of unity and caring, Katrina and JD also unpack the notion that “doing good does you good” and the scientifically supported evidence that proves it! You’ll see how approaching people with kindness transforms not only those receiving kindness, but those giving it as well. Next, we meet Scoutmaster Mike Lanning who has dedicated his life to the future of our country through his commitment to the youth of The Boy Scouts of America. He has been leading Troop 223 in Pacific Palisades, California for 67 years and has guided over 800 boys in attaining the rank of Eagle Scout – a national record of any Scoutmaster! And now, for the first time in it’s over 100-year history, the iconic program for 11-18 year olds, Scouts BSA, is open to both young men and young women. In addition to his outstanding leadership and commitment to Troop 223B (“B” for boys), Scoutmaster Lanning is now leading Troop 223G (“G” for girls), the largest troop of young women in the nation with over 50 girls on their way to becoming some of the first female Eagles Scouts ever. Join us as Scoutmaster Mike Lanning takes us on the ultimate adventure with the wisdom, inspiration and experience that he has gained from a lifetime of commitment to The Boy Scouts of America---the fun, the adventure, and the challenges. From tying knots to teaching life-saving skills, this podcast is “knot” to be missed!
36 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep8: Happy Half Hour - Summit Sippers and Songs
Come enjoy a Happy Half Hour of music, storytelling and inspiration as we are joined by the Summit Sippers who tell us about their unique mission and teach us how to make their popular Watermelon Spritzer. Meet these millennials who have found ways to take their passion for hiking and make it into a joy-filled way to give back to others. Then your hosts, Katrina and Jefferson, will serenade you with some positive, breezy acoustic songs curated to brighten your day and all in a Happy Half Hour!
52 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep7: Those Who Serve - Jeff Warner & Mark Stillion
In the film THOSE WHO SERVE, award-winning filmmaker Jeff Werner follows three American soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (also known as PTSD), with no previous criminal history, who now find themselves in serious trouble with the law once back from fighting overseas. Join us as we speak with Werner about this challenging issue facing many of our military veterans. We also get to meet Mark Stillion, one of the subjects in the film, and hear about both his struggles and his successes as he fights another valiant fight - this time one that he must engage in within himself.
62 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep6: Inspiring Musician “Taps” Mugadza Creates Taps4Africa
Abandoned on the doorstep of The Children's Home in Harare, Zimbabwe at just two days old, Tapiwa “Taps” Mugadza grew up without ever knowing his parents or family. At an early age, Taps developed an extraordinary love for music - and it was this gift of music that would play a significant role in changing his life forever. Join us as we hear about Taps’ incredible life story and his creation of Taps4Africa to give back to the orphanages where he grew up.
41 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep 5: The Giving Spirit - Tom Bagamante
Tom Bagamane is the Founder and Chairman of The Giving Spirit, an organization that focuses on helping men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. His passion to serve those in need is inspirational, and it has enabled him to rally thousands of volunteers to assist in this endeavor. Growing up in the greater Washington, DC area, Tom and his family faced a different kind of adversity and racism towards his family of Indian descent. Hear how he overcomes the odds, takes a stand for others and creates The Giving Spirit.
45 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep4: Angel City Sports - Ezra Frech
Come get to know and be inspired by the warm and engaging Frech family as they choose to embrace the spirit of “tikkun olam” (i.e. to heal the world with your actions) in all that they do. The Frech Family has founded Angel City Sports, a high-growth, high-impact non-profit organization dedicated to providing the joy of sports and a community of belonging to children and adults with physical disabilities. Ezra Frech's passion and dedication to sports has earned him elite athlete status and placed him on the US Paralympic Track and Field Team at the age of 15. His message is “Being Different is OK” and he believes you should “Focus on What You Have Versus What You Don’t Have.”
59 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep3: Breathe Underwater - Kristin Hettermann & Sven Lindblad
The U.S. (and the world) is experiencing a significant shake up because of COVID-19. Katrina and Jefferson address this reality with some practical information, helpful advice and encouragement while highlighting some of the unexpected good that is coming out of this uniquely challenging time. This episode's interview with Kristin Hettermann (photographer and “artivist”) and Sven Lindblad (founder of Lindblad Expeditions) about their passion for the ocean and how they have incorporated conservation efforts in both their work and their lives.
49 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep2: A Warriors Fight - Karen Hawkins
Karen Hawkins is a self-proclaimed "Chinese-Japanese goofball.” She is also a wife and a mom of two boys who has been fighting a battle with cancer for the past 7 years. She started A Warrior’s Fight on Facebook and Instagram to not only document her journey, but to provide a place to mentor, engage and speak into the lives of other people who might be going through similar struggles and to remind them that they are not alone.
50 minutes | a year ago
Ep1: Behind The Heart of Nuba - Dr. Tom Catena and Kenneth A. Carlson
This lively conversation between the two friends facilitated by the hosts of Crazy Amazing Humans goes behind the scenes of the shooting of the award-winning documentary “The Heart of Nuba”. Hear Dr Tom’s remarkable story and how putting a lens to it masterfully changed the lives of people in a war-torn region of Sudan. They had each other‘s back‘s on the football field and now they have each other‘s back‘s in life.
7 minutes | a year ago
Ep0: Getting to Know You
A quick introduction to the hosts of Crazy Amazing Humans podcast, Katrina Carlson and Jefferson Denim. Hear a bit about their personal journeys and why they felt compelled to share the inspiring stories of everyday humans doing crazy amazing things.
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