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Hammad Zaidi Is Limping On Cloud 9
24 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Responsibility, Meet Life Experience
This podcast chronicles how my roommate and I popped off to New York City to see the Walden Woods Benefit Concert at Madison Square Garden, during the mid-terms of our senior year of college. Thank you for lending me your eyes and ears.
21 minutes | May 29, 2020
Life Lessons Learned Lunching with an Original Gangster
Today we chronicle a memorable time in 1999, when I lunched with and befriended an Original Gangster. I’ve also attached the “official trailer” from Steve Anderson’s film, “South Central.” Steve passed away on May 1, 2015. May he rest in peace. Thank you for lending us your ears and eyes.
33 minutes | May 22, 2020
Paradise Lost: Travel Hell and Cannes!
This podcast chronicles Hammad’s journey to the 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. Recorded at the Cannes Film Festival itself, the podcast features a guest appearance from Hammad’s sister Najla (aka Dolly). Thank you for lending me your ears and eyes. Here’s a picture of me on the […]
9 minutes | May 15, 2020
Bucket List Checked on the Cannes Red Carpet!
Inspirational Bucket List moments at The Cannes Film Festival. I’ve also attached a video of the the best “red carpet” moments from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
22 minutes | May 8, 2020
Childhood Dreams & The Adult You
Today’s podcast discusses the importance of hanging on to some of your childhood dreams, regardless of outlandish they may seem. As always, we thank you for lending us your ears and eyes.
12 minutes | May 1, 2020
How a UCLA Beanie in a Snowdrift Changed My Life’s Path
Here’s how finding a beanie at recess in kindergarten created my life’s path. Thank you kindly forfending me your ears and eyes.
20 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
The Art of Visualization
Never give up on your wildest dreams, because they just may come true.
17 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Today’s podcast chronicles a time when Hammad got to know a terminally-ill boy who was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As always, we thank you for lending us your ears and eyes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Dd62ENkZA
26 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
A Failed Date, A Final Four, and A Fantastic Road Trip.
Hear how a blind date at the Final Four led to a memorable road trip. Below is the concert we attended in Las Vegas on Friday, April 5, 2002. It was exactly 15 years ago today, the date of this podcast. Thank you for lending me your ears and eyes!
17 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Final Four Mania!
March Madness moments from Paris, France, en route to the Final Four. This is the very moment Kansas won the 2008 NCAA Basketball National Championship (look at the confetti in the background). Scoreboard! Here’s how Kansas won the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. This is the moment I should have […]
16 minutes | Mar 27, 2020
Disabled Lawn Mowing
Overcoming lawn mowing with a disability turned a weekly dusk ’til dawn challenge into a lifelong lesson.
16 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
“Disabled Swimming,” chronicles how being abnormal was normal…until it wasn’t.
32 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Playing Sports With a Disability
Today’s podcast is about how Hammad and Jonathan dealt with playing sports with their disabilities. Here are some inspirational videos about disabled persons playing sports. As always, thank you for lending us your ears and eyes!
40 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
How I Became Disabled
This is the story of how I became disabled…. Here’s some fun disability stuff. Enjoy!
24 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
How I Limped Into Meeting Richard Linklater….
Today’s episode chronicles how Hammad unexpectedly befriended Oscar-nominated writer/director Richard Linklater. Here are some of the most iconic film clips from Richard Linklater’s films. As always, we thank you for lending us your eyes and ears.
28 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
Flashback Friday – Hammad’s “Love Connection” Tryout (yes, he did)…
This podcast chronicles how I tried out for “The Love Connection,” TV show. As always, I thank you for lending me your eyes and ears. Here’s a great video clip from “The Love Connection” TV series:
16 minutes | Feb 14, 2020
Flashback Friday – Dating Scams – My First Internet Date!
On this Valentines Day, I wanted to share my first internet date, which occurred in March, 1997. Thank You for lending us your ears and eyes. Here’s a great “first date” scene from the film, “The Invention of Lying” (Jennifer Garner & Ricky Gervais).
17 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
Flashback Friday – Remember the Titanic Northridge Earthquake of ’94.
Today’s podcast chronicles Hammad’s experience living through the 1994 Earthquake in Northridge, CA (Los Angeles). As always, we thank you for lending us your ears and eyes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfuFSHUeExc
35 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Flashback Friday – Embracing the Cold at Super Bowl 52 in Minnesota!
Today’s podcast chronicles Hammad’s frigid but fun trip to Super Bowl 52 in Minnesota. Here are some of our favorite moments from Super Bowl 52. As always, we thank you for lending us your ears and eyes!
24 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
Flashback Friday – Attending the “Desert Trip” Festival Through Magic!
This podcast shares how an app called “Magic,” helped Hammad get access to one of the most amazing concerts he’s ever seen. Here are a few clips from the weekend. As always, I thank you for lending us your ears and eyes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPvlcXtr1GQ
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