And Then Suddenly
By Angela Santillo
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When your life changes in an instant, what happens next? Join writer Angela Santillo as she talks with a diverse group of guests about one moment that turned them upside down. If you like stories about flash points, lucky accidents, and shocking events, this show is for you.
||Explicit11: Stephan Wolfert on rewiring the brain with Shakespeare and science||Veteran Stephan Wolfert was working with the famous choreographer Twyla Tharp when she said something that clarified everything. We talk about his time in the Army, how he became an actor, his work with veterans through DE-CRUIT, and the...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Bill Monroe on getting better (and not getting best)||Bill Monroe (Strokecast podcast) is a Generation X stroke survivor. He talks about what on June 4, 2017, his ongoing recovery, and how he has become a marketing guy who knows way too much about neurology and neuroplasticity. Additional...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09: Ciaran Blumenfeld on meeting the supernatural during a bus ride||While on vacation in the late 80s, Ciaran Blumenfeld got on a bus in Israel in order to catch a boat to the Greek islands. The stranger who sat next to her on that ride began to say and do things that could be described as other worldly. We talk...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08: Duncan Payne on being in the belly of the whale||Thirteen years ago, former teacher and lawyer Duncan Payne had a heart attack. We talk about strange responses to emergencies, how things forever change, and the fears that emerge and vanish after being in the belly of the whale. Additional...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07: Megan Bryan on being a mom who puts out many fires||Megan Bryan was loving the firefighter life when she decided to be a single mother by choice. She found a sperm donor and after numerous rounds of fertility treatments, her daughter was born and she suddenly had to confront the worst biases...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06: Debórah Eliezer Adabachi on the movement that shifted everything||During her divorce, Debórah Eliezer Adabachi (theater artist, voiceover professional, Co-Artistic Director foolsFURY Theater, owner of Venado Retreat) did a theater workshop with Stephen Wangh. One physical exercise led to a breakthrough...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05: Brian on drawdown and life after the Marines||During President Obama's second term, the military was scaled back. Brian talks about being impacted by the drawdown and what life is like after serving twelve and a half years in the Marines. Additional resources Center for Strategic...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04: Piri Miller on making orgasms her business||Entrepreneur Piri Miller (Come Play) wants to revolutionize sex. She talks about the sextech industry, the orgasm gap, and how pitching a hands free vibrator has changed everything. After our conversation, we head to the You Porn x Future of Sex...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03: Dr. Justyna Zapolska on discovering the unconscious mind||What if something big happens and you don't realize it but your unconscious mind does? Dr. Justyna Zapolska talks about the lecture that unexpectedly changed her career, psychoanalysis, and what happens when we tell untrue stories about ourselves.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02: Sarah Bracey White on her mother, segregation, and freedom||When Sarah Bracey White (author of Primary Lessons) was seventeen her mother died. She talks about growing up in the Jim Crow South, the impact segregation had on her family in South Carolina, and the independence she gained from unexpected loss.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01: Angela Santillo on changing stories and making a podcast||Meet your host as she introduces the show's content and format. A writer and produced playwright, she talks about the moment a serious medical emergency disrupted her life and led her to pursue a different kind of story.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Eye-opening and funny
Angela is a gifted storyteller - she’s got a knack for teasing out the true meaning her guests are getting at, and she does it with empathy and wit. Plus, she’s got a great contagious laugh that’ll make you want to binge all the episodes available.
2 Pods Up!
Full disclosure: I am a pre-pod Angela fan, but I stand behind my rave review of her newest venture. Each episode is a surprising treat! It teaches (cat cuddlers?), introduces us to amazing humans (firefighting mom!), and reminds the listener that humans are fascinating and complex creatures. Bravo, Santillo!
Fascinating and fun!
If you’re a fan of podcasts that highlight interesting interviews with a variety of people from different backgrounds and industries, then this will definitely be up your alley. It’s always great to find a fresh new podcast. Angela Santillo really is a gifted storyteller, with a great voice, and she has a knack for teasing out really intriguing stories from her interviewees. Frequently, I found myself thinking, “I wish we knew more about...” and before I could finish the thought, Angela was chiming in to ask for exactly that kind of clarification or elaboration or backstory. Highly recommended!