Hey Human Podcast
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Hey Humans! Thank you for listening. I really appreciate it! A friend said I should write an About section to explain my impetus for doing the Hey Human podcast. The whole of it is, I want to connect us. At least, as many of us as possible. In having these talks with my guests (from all walks of life, all ethnic backgrounds, sexualities, socio-economics, interests, jobs, histories), it’s my hope we will all hear a little of ourselves somewhere in the lives of others as their stories unfold in conversation. Check out HeyHumanPodcast.com for more info!
||ExplicitE35 Talha Haseen: I Kinda Like It But It’s Weird||E35 – Human Talha Haseen was born in Pakistan and immigrated with his family to the United States when he was nine years old. He is a Muslim and an active member of his Mosque. As a kid, he didn’t notice a difference in how anyone treated him,||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE34 Diane: Through The Eyes Of Love||E34 – Human Diane was on the phone with her husband, Jack, in March of 2015, when the the unthinkable happened. An intruder entered Jack’s work and took his life while Diane listened, helpless, on the other end of the line.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE33 Alissa Moreno: Ayurveda And A Life of Practice||E33 – Human Alissa Moreno was born with an old soul and a gypsy heart. She began her journey on a Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico and has spent the better part of her life touring the world, as a seeker of wisdom and philosophy,||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE32 Brett Swayn: A Man Set On Fire To Light The World||E32 – Human Brett Swayn was born in Perth, Australia. He dreamt of being a famous performing songwriter and ended up following that dream to California. Sometimes dreams take detours and Brett ended up homeless in Nashville, Tennessee.||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE31 Bryon Widner: A Journey of a Thousand Miles||E31 – Human Bryon Widner spent most of his rebellious teen years on the streets, an easy mark for his town’s Neo-Nazi Skinhead group. They took Bryon under their wing and over the next twenty years, his brothers-in-hate in various Skinhead groups b||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE30 Richard Nichols: Invisible In Plain Sight||E30 – Human Richard Nichols’ people can be traced back to the early settlers of the United States. He grew up in the South, in Pulaski, Tennessee. Richard is a direct descendent of the original Klansmen, founders of the Ku Klux Klan,||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE29 Greg Vandy: A Friendly Face On A Big Idea||E29 Human Greg Vandy is a man of many talents. His new book, 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest (co-authored by Daniel Person) is on Seattle’s Easy Street Records’ lis||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE28 Jameson Fink: Joy in the Heart Wine in the Hand||E28 Human Jameson Fink is a senior editor for the enormously popular magazine Wine Enthusiast. Jameson is a two-time SAVEUR Blog Award finalist. He’s been a wine editor at Foodista, Grape Collective and msn.com.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE27 Tyler Southern: Always Faithful Always Smiling||E27 Human Cpl. Tyler Southern smiles a lot. His outlook is so positive it’s contagious. Yet, many would look at him and wonder how he found such happiness considering in May of 2010, while on his second Marine deployment in Afghanistan (Iraq was his f||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE26 Nick Pellegrino: Sometimes Knowing Nothing Is Everything||E26 Human Nick Pellegrino is one of Nashville’s most beloved chefs and owner of Mangia (a focaccia/Italian restaurant in Nashville, TN). He’s also an accomplished songwriter, a trained classical guitarist, producer, artist,||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE25 Brock Hayhoe: Prince of the Dance and Queen of the Drag||E25 Human Brock Hayhoe discovered dance by accident as a teenager (that’s already old in the world of dance) and those in the know discovered he had a natural talent. That talent would eventually gain him scholarships at prestigious dance schools and||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE24 Geof Kirby: Where The Light Comes In||E24 Human Geof Kirby is a successful podcaster and video game reviewer (NRDLY podcast) and has spent his life geeking out on Sci-fi, video games and all the things you might find at Comic-Con. He also grew up with severe depression,||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE23 Michael Mollura: We Are the Dreamers of a Dream||E23 Human Michael Mollura (PhD, MA, MFA) is a depth psychologist who implements the Jungian style. He’s also a composer whose music can be heard on several documentaries and movies (including Nebraska, The Highest Pass, Climate Refugees and Awake).||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE22 Rachel Kice: Living In Color||E22 Human Rachel Kice is a painter and performance artist, known for her wild and colorful pieces. Her work is collected all over the world and hangs in the Tennessee State Museum, Warner Brothers, The Country Music Hall of Fame (and my house).||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE21 Justin Levenson: When A Tumor Calls And Life Answers||E21 Human Justin Levenson was sitting at his desk one minute and waking up on the floor, surrounded by co-workers and paramedics, the next. At the hospital he received the news that no one is ready to hear: Brain tumor.||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE20 Dean Miller: Dogs Make the Best People and Life With the King of the Road||E20 Human Dean Miller grew up in the madcap world of music, the son of world famous performer/songwriter Roger Miller. He’s navigated his own music career and is a well-respected and well-sought after dog trainer. Dean is a producer, songwriter,||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E19 A. Pilot: Fundamentalism, Loopholes, Abuse and Freedom||S1 – E19 Human A. Pilot has come a long way. She grew up in a very strict religious household and community and was the victim of abuse from a young age. She fled her upbringing and discovered the world outside the insular one she was used to,||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE18 Chris Gehringer: Sterling Sounds and Sparkling Colors||E18 Human Chris Gehringer is one of the best (multiple Grammy winning and multiple Grammy nominated) mastering engineers in the music business. For over thirty years he’s been mastering the likes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, 50 Cent, Little Big Town,||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 E17 Elana Mugdan: Dragon Speaker||S1-E17 Human Elana Mugdan is a screenwriter, editor, film producer and novelist. Her new book, Dragon Speaker, is the first of five in The Shadow War Saga books. The book is a fantastic, fun read and it’s evident in Elana’s writing that she grew||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE16 Mark Friedman: Learn, Listen, Lose, Win, Fall Down, Get Back Up||E16 Human Mark Friedman is the president of Deluge Music. He has spent his life navigating the waters of the music industry. Beginning his career as an intern at Columbia Records, Mark has worked his way up through the ranks at MCA, Reata, Chrysalis,||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE15 MadebyJimbob: Thinking Uncomfortable Everyman Freedom Warriors||E15 – Human MadebyJimbob (Jimbob being his moniker) is one of my favorite cartoonist/satirists. His observational humor is biting, poignant, funny and thought-provoking (sometimes even all at once!) and absolutely worth an Instagram follow (instagra||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE14: William Puckett UFOs Destinations and Implications||E14 – Human William Puckett is a retired meteorologist who uses meteorological and radar analysis in his search and research for UFOs. He is a former State Director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) and has written many technical articles for the MUFO.||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE13 Paul Fallon: 1 Man, 2 Wheels, 318.9 Million People||E13 – Human Paul Fallon is an architect, author, cyclist and humanist! He’s riding his bike across the United States to ask people the question, “What will we do tomorrow?” and he has only a handful (tire-ful?) of states to go!||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE12 Adam Shelby: I’m Your Brother I’m Your Son||E12 – Human Adam Shelby was incarcerated for eight years. While in prison he excelled in educational courses and tutored other inmates. He went on a “talking fast” for a month, spent a year in isolation, and he read and he read. Now that Adam is out||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE11 Andrew Arehart: Huddled Masses Yearning To Be Free||E11 – Human Andrew Arehart is an instructional Designer. His focus is to help people, primarily refugees and immigrants, as they navigate their new life in the United States. He helps them with employment, settlement and adaption.||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE10 Karen Lynch: Good Cop, Bad Daughter||E10 – Human Karen Lynch is an author (Good Cop, Bad Daughter) and a retired San Francisco police woman (she was one of the first generation of female San Francisco cops). She and I discuss her childhood with an unstable, mentally ill mom,||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE9 Jill: Upscale, Educated Woman Seeking Companionship||E9 – Human “Jill” and I discuss her life as an escort in New York (and previously in Australia). She likened what she does to “naked therapy” and we had a very open conversation about how she navigates her career path and how her own life,||8/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE8 Mark Carson: Vietnam and Fear and Loathing in Politics||E8 – Human Mark Carson talks about the Vietnam war, politics then and now, battles and Nationalism. Oh! And the t-shirts Ho Chi Minh’s best girls wore. I learned a ton in this episode! (1:31:55) For more information about this episode visit: HeyHum||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE7 Hal Humphreys: It’s Not the Size of the Dog||E7 – Human Hal Humphreys is a private investigator and owner of/lead investigator at FIND Investigations. Hal talks about the work he does with defense cases, his pursuit of truth and how sometimes an old adage may come in handy.||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE6 Zach Skow: Exception to the Rule||E6 – Human Zach Skow talks about his foundation Marley’s Mutts and the incredible work he’s doing for dog and man alike. He’s saved over 3,000 dogs and his Pawsitive Change Prison Program, Miracle Mutts, Barks and Books and 22 in 22 programs are s||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE5 Tanya Sue: Out of the Darkness||E5 – Human Tanya Sue discusses her journey down the dark tunnel of depression and out the other side. Between a bad breakup, a lost job and family entanglements, she found herself at the end of a very short rope. She let go,||7/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE4 Ruby Amanfu: A Beautiful Box Of Crayons||E4 – Human Ruby Amanfu and I discuss her life unfolding. She’s an extraordinary and colorful talent in a world that sometimes only sees things in terms of black and white. Together, we celebrate all the crayons, good food, thoughts and words and love||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE3 Katie: A Rose By Any Other Name||E3 – Human Katie is going through some big changes. We Skyped and discussed her recent decision to begin transitioning into the person she’s always known she is – even though she was born into a body that she never felt at home in.||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrooks Ingle – bonus content||supplemental – Susan and Brooks talk about September 11th, racism, hope and more. (29:07) Learn more at: heyhumanpodcast.com||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE2 Brooks: One Thousand Degrees of Ham Sandwich||E2 – Human Brooks Ingle is a firefighter and all around interesting dude. We shared a bottle of wine and talked about fighting fires, his brothers and sisters in arms and in blue. He told some heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of his time with his.||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTad Davis – bonus content||supplemental – Tad and Susan chat about Sci-Fi, Nic Cage and more stuff about Thailand! (20:13) Learn more at www.heyhumanpodcast.com||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE1 Tad: Expats, Pixels and The Bad Penny||E1 – Human Tad Davis sits outside a cafe in Nashville, TN to talk about his adventures from Los Angeles tech guru fast lane dude to pixelating Japanese videos of a rather salacious matter dude to expat chuck it all and build a bar on the beach in Thail||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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