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The Small Change Podcast
19 minutes | Aug 31, 2018
Motorists Deaths – Matt Bruning – TSCP 14
To reduce the recent surge in motorcyclist accidents and deaths, Matt Bruning, Press Secretary for the Ohio Department of Transportation recommends motorists use the DOUBLE HEAD CHECK when switching lanes. Before this labor day weekend, one of the most travelled weekends of the year, listen to this edifying chat about small changes we can all make to improve the safety of our roads.
28 minutes | Jul 10, 2018
Suicide – Peggy Cale – TSCP 13
Peggy Cale is the Co-Chair of the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Episode 13 – Small Changes: Avoid the term “commit suicide” because of a potential perceived negative connotation. Help remove the stigma of talking about suicide and around how suicide is talked about by saying “he/she died by suicide” instead of “he/she committed suicide.” Talk saves lives. Educate yourself on how to talk to your friends about suicide. If a friend mentions to you that they are having suicidal thoughts or have contemplated suicide, do not give them a pep talk or attempt to minimize their problems. Instead, just listen and continue to voice your concern. Help celebrate the lives of those who have died by suicide by attending the Out of the Darkness Walk on October 7, 2018 at Alum Creek State Park Beach Pavilion – Columbus, OH: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=5210 This episode is dedicated to my friend Matthew Douglas who lost his battle with mental illness this year and died by suicide.
20 minutes | Jul 8, 2018
Plastic in the Oceans – Freddy Mafoofnick – Guest Host: Joey Baboozie – TSCP 12
Guest host Joey Baboozie invites his DEAR friend Freddy Mafoofnick to discuss how to reduce plastic waste by not being such a lazy bastard. Small Changes, Episode 12: Shirt Baskets – It’s simple: when you go to the store, don’t use another bag and kill another beautiful baby dolphin. Instead, make your shirt into a basket and carry your purchases in your freakin’ shirt.
27 minutes | May 26, 2018
The Elderly Care Crisis – Daryl Twerdahl – TSCP 11
Daryl Twerdahl is the executive director of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels in Westlake, Los Angeles. Small Changes, Episode 11: Chat up a senior Volunteer 2 hours a week at your local Meals on Wheels
36 minutes | May 7, 2018
Internet Addiction – Tanika Roy – TSCP 10
Tanika Roy is a Marine Corps veteran and photographer in Los Angeles. Episode 10 Small Changes 1. Avoid media and social media for 1 hour after waking because it puts you into a reactive state. You are training your brain to be addicted to distraction for the rest of the day. 2. Consider how consuming media before bed is effecting the quality of your sleep. 3. Think about what you could be doing instead of watching Netflix. Make a list of three skills you would like to learn or topics you would like to explore. 4. Try leaving your phone at home one day a week 5. Use the Internet as a tool, not a social security blanket and time-filler. Be intentional with your Internet use.. Ask yourself, what are you looking for and why? 6. Consider that getting off social media may actually IMPROVE your social life because you are able to prioritize your friends and obligations based on value and personal growth, not nostalgia or image.
31 minutes | May 6, 2018
Food Waste – Robert Egger – TSCP 09
Robert Egger is the President of L.A. Kitchen, a non-profit culinary arts training school and community center. He is is a speaker and the author of the award winning book, Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient, and Rewarding for All. Episode 9 Small Changes: Split meals when you eat out to reduce waste Try to not binge shop your groceries – shop for that day or the following day and cook Soak your produce in apple cider vinegar and water to clean it and preserve its shelf life in your home Shop at your local independent market or bodega – the produce will often be cheaper, of higher quality, and not sprayed with wax. Look into apps such as Your Local to affect food waste in your community Practice relentless incrementalism your own personal efforts to reduce food waste Straight edge shopping! Also, do not grocery shop without a list
35 minutes | May 6, 2018
Your Mouth: Part 2 – Leanne Wright – TSCP 08
Leanne Wright is a dental hygienist and musician in Palms, Los Angeles 1. Rinse your mouth out with water after you eat so there is little to no food left sitting on your teeth, keeping an acidic environment in your mouth. 2. Wait for 45-60 minutes after you’ve finished your meal before you brush your teeth with toothpaste so the pH in your mouth can get to neutral first. 3. Looks for the signs of clenching/grinding (bruxism) in your mouth and get a night guard to protect your teeth and gums. 4. Floss before brushing so you can see that you’ve removed everything from under your gums and along the sides of your teeth. Then brush gently using only a soft or extra soft bristled brush because your gums are way more sensitive than you realize. 6. Ask your dentist and/or dental hygienist about MI Paste and use it per the manufacturer directions. 7. We recommend using the highly effective OraBrush tongue brush/scraper. You can find videos online for how to use that as well!
38 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
Death – Laura Harden – TSCP 07
Laura is a professional embalmer and mortician in Long Beach, California. She is also a history buff in the area of unique and unusual deaths. Small Changes: 1. Have a conversation with your family about your wishes for your corpse and funeral arrangements. This removes apprehension and stress for your family when your time comes. 2. Consider that your opinions about death care professionals may be inaccurate assumptions based on movies and television.
27 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
Wellness and Fitness Part 2 – Riley Neldam – TSCP 06
Fitness instructor and friend of the show Riley Neldam and I discuss how to be physically well by building up small habits. Small Changes for Episode 7: If you practice extended fasting (2-5 days, with supervision), try to stay somewhat active so you’re not focusing on it and may actually enjoy it. Pick up big rocks and throw them, it’s super healthy. Don’t use fasting as an excuse to binge: Have a game plan for what you’re going to eat leading into the fast and coming out of the fast. MEN: Take COLD SHOWERS and feel like Phinneus, the lead character in the movie “The 300” all the time. Check to see if the Blue Zone diet is right for you Find your own fitness small changes!
41 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
Crawling out of Millenial Poverty – Gregory Travis – TSCP 05
Gregory Travis is a personal finance enthusiast, musician, artist, and the best waiter in Los Angeles. Small Changes, Episode 5: 1. Invest and keep it there2. Open a savings account with NetSpend.com and enjoy FIVE percent quarterly interest payouts3. coursera.com has many courses on financial literacy, some of them free4. HUSTLE5. If you’re living at home, think like a capitalist —make a deal with your parents, don’t just mooch. There is a mutually beneficial deal in there somewhere. Maybe they could match your savings investments for a year and then you move out. 6. Work two jobs until you have 6K saved as an emergency fund. This gives you room to think and relax and make opportunities for yourself. 7. Download a compound interest calculator app and figure out how much you are saving by saving8. Join a credit union to avoid fees9. Consider investing in crypto currency because of low interest rates on stored valu
29 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
Your Mouth – Leanne Wright – TSCP 04
Leanne Wright is a dental hygienist, mother, and musician in Santa Monica, California. Small changes: 1. Use the Ora Brush. This product is the most thorough way to tongue scrape, which is crucial to reducing the amount of harmful bacteria in your mouth. 2. Floss regularly and with unwaxed floss. Have intention and squeegee every surface of […]
21 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
Cyclist Deaths in Los Angeles – Megan Guerra – TSCP 03
Megan Guerra is a entrepreneur, mechanic, cyclist rights activist, and co-owner of Revenge Fantasy Cycles in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Small changes: 1. Drivers: Mount your cell phone on your dashboard to reduce the amount of time spent not watching the road. (There are legalities around this depending on the state, so you may have to […]
36 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
Wellness and Fitness – Riley Neldam – TSCP 02
Riley Neldam is a fitness instructor and Muay-Thai instructor in Los Angeles. Small Changes: Take Cold Showers. Besides the multiple health benefits, they are invigorating. Try intermittent fasting. Take the stairs at your job.
31 minutes | Apr 10, 2018
Homeless in Los Angeles – Sally David-Weinstock – TSCP 01
In the first episode of Small Change, Sally David-Weinstock, a community organizer in Echo Park, Los Angeles, discusses her experiences in homeless advocacy. Small changes: 1. Volunteer. The key to addressing this problem in your community begins with personalizing it and trying to understand it. 2. Vote. Stay informed about which local political […]
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