Second Act Stories
By Andy Levine
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Welcome to Second Act Stories, a podcast that shares the stories of people who have made major career changes to pursue more rewarding lives in a second act. The stories are in their own words and the words of friends and family that helped them find a new path. Every two weeks we bring you a new story. Each episode examines the “before” and “after” phases of a life/career change and offers lessons learned.
||CleanBuddy’s Unusual Path: Radio Disc Jockey to Economic Developer||From the age of eight, Buddy Rizer wanted to be in radio. He landed his first job at the age of ...||8/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Mama, I’m Gay” Fuels A Second Act||Eva Levias Andino is a big personality with a compelling back story. She grew up in Cuba and proudly counts herself ...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is “Post Traumatic Growth?” Interview with “Jolt” Author Mark Miller||In this episode, we spend time with Mark Miller, a veteran journalist who has covered the retirement beat for a dozen ...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFired at 64…An Entrepreneur at 66||In December 2009, Paul Tasner walked into a conference room and was let go from his position as the Senior Director ...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExiting the Courtroom: A Trial Lawyer Finds Nature Photography||Over the course of a 40+ year legal career, Richard Turner served as Governor Ronald Reagan’s personal attorney and then as a ...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Just For Kicks: NFL Place Kicker Returns For Diploma 33 Years Later||Kevin Butler had a dazzling football career that began at the University of Georgia. He then played for 13 seasons as ...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoney, I Just Bought A Liquor License: Sharon Starts A Wine Store||Sharon Sevrens had a thriving career as an investment banker. But when she and her husband experienced September 11th from their ...||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoodbye GE…Hello JC: Father James Martin’s Second Act||Father James Martin is an American Jesuit priest who has written a dozen books including The New York Times best sellers ...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanActing Is Her Second Act: A Public Relations Star Finds A New Role||For 40+ years, Judi Schindler worked in the field of public relations. For most of that time, she ran her own ...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames and the Perfect Burger: Redemption With A Side of Fries||This “Second Act” Story takes us to Rockford, Illinois, a city of about 150,000 people in Northern Illinois. We’ll meet a ...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Last Laugh: 81-Year Old Man Tries His Hand At Stand-Up Comedy||Trained as a chemist but working as an executive recruiter, Art Schill decided he wanted to try his hand at stand-up ...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReady for Some Expert Advice? 23 Minutes with Marci Alboher||On this episode, we spend time with Marci Alboher, the author of The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living ...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Benchwarmers in the Game: Retired Engineer Keeps a Promise||Joe Bock retired in 2008 after a long and successful career as an electrical engineer. But he always remembered his time ...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom “Late Night with Conan” to Rikers Island||Deborah Shaw was an established costume designer in New York City. For 15 years she worked for “Late Night with Conan ...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoodbye Journalism…Hello Baked Goods||Laura Raposa and Steve Syre have been married for 30 years. And for most of that time they have worked in ...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Investment Banker Goes Back to School||Dayna English was a highly successful investment banker at Merrill Lynch. She spent most of her career in Latin America. She ...||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecond Life Bikes is Her Second Act||Kerri Martin was working a comfortable IT job and enjoying life in New York City. But when she watched the first ...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Big Law to Methodist Minister||Mark Salvacion had been a lawyer for 25 years but increasingly felt the focus on “making money” and “evading the law ...||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Doctor’s Passion Takes Him to Uganda||Dr. Harry Strulovici was a successful plastic surgeon with a thriving practice in Michigan. But when his father passed away, he ...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Second Act That’s Clean and Sober||Jorge Alvarez came to the United States from Honduras at the age of seven. He grew up with his mother and ...||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Clean and Sober
Great idea for a podcast! I loved the first one on being clean and sober. Bravo to Jorge for an incredible second act.
What an inspiring series of interviews, making clear that you can always begin again! I changed my career at 33, seeking more purpose, so the encore career movement has always resonated with me. Love it.