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41 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 5: Larry James of CitySquare
Larry James, CEO of CitySquare, joins host Drew Hamilton to talk about CitySquare's mission of fighting the causes and effects of poverty in Dallas, Texas. The two also discuss Larry's book, "The Wealth of the Poor, How Valuing Every Neighbor Restores Hope in Our Cities." Also joining the podcast is Carson Coldiron, Director of Consumer Marketing for the Charity Network, to talk about what's happening on Prizeo and Charitybuzz. What's Good is a podcast about cause, and it's powered by Chideo.
75 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 4: MMA Fighter Justin Wren (The Big Pygmy)
Bellator MMA Fighter Justin Wren put his career on hold for five years to help build water wells for pygmies in the Congolese jungle. Hear his story of redemption, as Justin recounts his bouts with depression as a result of being bullied, his subsequent battle with drugs and alcohol, and the euphoria he felt as he watched the first drops of water come pouring out of that first well. Wren has chronicled his journey in a book called Fight For The Forgotten, and you can find out more about Justin and his cause at fightfortheforgotten.org and water4.org. What's Good is a podcast about cause, and it's powered by Chideo.
58 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 3: “Birdman” Parrott of Bird’s Eye View Project
Ex-Navy Seal Ryan "Birdman" Parrott joins Drew Hamilton to talk about the Bird's Eye View Project, a charity he founded to use extreme sports to bring awareness and funds to the extreme needs of veterans and first responders. Ryan talks about how he got his nickname, his Navy SEAL experience, his love for extreme sports, what it's like to fly in a squirrel suit, why he's so passionate about helping others, and a one-of-a-kind extreme sports stunt he'll be attempting called Operation Miracle Jump. Follow the web series documenting Birdman's preparations on their YouTube channel. The Bird's Eye View Project exists to raise awareness and funds for the following charities that support veterans and first responders:Adaptive Training FoundationAmerica's Mighty WarriorsBase Camp 40Carry The LoadDuskin & Stephens FoundationRebuilding WarriorsSons of the Flag What's Good is a podcast about cause, and it's powered by Chideo.
60 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 2: NHL All-Star Marty Turco
Former NHL All-Star goaltender Marty Turco sits down with host Drew Hamilton to talk about his work with the Dallas Stars and the C5 Youth Foundation of Texas. Marty talks about his role as President of C5, his college and NHL career, his golf game, and whether he'd rather be in a hockey rink or on a golf course now that he's retired.The mission of the C5 Youth Foundation of Texas is to change the odds for high-potential youth from risk-filled environments, inspiring them to pursue personal success, and preparing them for leadership roles in college, work, and their communities. Here is a video documenting Marty's 2015 trip to C5's Parrie Haynes Youth Ranch in Killeen, TX.What's Good is a podcast about cause, and it's powered by Chideo.
71 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 1: Jake Schick of 22Kill
Jake Schick of 22Kill sits down with host Drew Hamilton to talk about among other things: his role with 22Kill, how the viral #22Pushups challenge came to be, his military service, how he was blown up in service, his subsequent bouts with depression and drugs, and his role in American Sniper.22Kill works to raise awareness about the suicide epidemic with America's veterans and to educate the public on mental health issues such as PTS. The 22Kill movement was started in reaction to a VA report stating that an average of 22 veterans are killed by suicide every day.What's Good is a podcast about cause, and it's powered by Chideo.
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