The Cold Shower Podcast
By Taylor Cramer
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Much like a Cold Shower can be uncomfortable, so too can seeking content outside of one's usual scope. However, the benefits can be immense. This podcast is dedicated to the mission of providing people with original, quality, helpful, and challenging content in the hopes of increasing each listener's personal growth.
||CleanEpisode 042-Culture-Assistant Professor Linsay Cramer||In this episode Linsay Cramer Ph.D. explains how history is still playing a role in the oppression of non-white individuals. Specifically, she has studied this in depth in how it has shown itself in media and sports.||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 041-ForcedJoy Project-Dana Frost||In this episode I sit down with Dana Frost. She, along with her late husband created The Forced Joy Project. It is an initiative that encourages people to find joy even amidst the lowest, most difficult points in life.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 040-Teaching Saves Lives-Emily||In this episode I sit down with Emily. She is a teacher at a small rural school in Northern MI. Beyond that she has coined the phrase "Teaching Saves Lives." This phrase has led to a movement that encourages teachers to empower and be empowered in orde.||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 039-Dog Training-Jen Loup||In this episode I sit down with a local dog trainer, Jen Loup. She gives great insight into why dogs do what they do, what we should do as dog owners, and essentially allow me to geek out about pups. Whether you have a dog of your own or not you can ce.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 038-Creativity & Inspiration-Harrison Cramer||In this episode I sit down with my younger brother. This is the 4th installment of a brother episode. I was eager to chat with Harrison as he is one of the most creative and driven individuals I know. We talked about what being creative means to him an.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 037-Discourse-Loghan Call||My guest on this episode is Loghan Call. He is a Regenerative Food Chef of Planted Cuisine and creator of the Dinner, Debate, and Discourse event here in Michigan. Loghan is someone who cares deeply about the environment, people,||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 036-Intentional Living-Megan Gilger||In this episode I sit down with the founder of The Fresh Exchange. The Fresh Exchange is a lifestyle brand tailored to facilitate others in living a more intentional life. Tune in to see what that looks like for Megan and how she is encouraging others .||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 035-Seeking Failure-Joe Beyer||In this episode I sit down with Joe Beyer. He has spent most of his life involved in the arts. He has worked in the film industry, written, traveled the world, and now lives in Northern MI. Amidst all this he has decided to gain success by seeking fail.||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 034-Approaching 2k19-Taylor & Abbey Cramer||In this episode Abbey and I sit down and share our personal, relationship, and Cold Shower goals for 2019. What can be found in this episode will most certainly be beneficial as you decide how to attack the New Year in the most effective way possible.||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 033-Doing & Creating-Sam & Laura Brown||In this episode I sit down with another local Northern MI couple. Listen as they share about their unique lifestyle including: travel, career choices, hobbies, and mindset towards being active. I hope this episode serves as motivation to get out and DO.||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 032-Here:Say-Karen Stein||In this episode I feature Karen Stein. She is the driving force behind a storytelling movement. Listen in as she explains the importance of not only telling stories, but listening to them as well.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 031-Be a Good Dinner Guest-Taylor Cramer||In this episode I outline one of my guiding principles. To be a good dinner guest. I explain what that means and how it can be used outside of the dinner table.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 030-The Boardman Review-Chris & Nick Loud||In this episode I sit down with writers & filmmakers Nick & Chris Loud. They detail some of their previous projects they've been involved in and go in depth regarding their new project, The Boardman Review||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 029-Addiction-Molly Harvey||In this episode I sit down with friend and drug prevention specialist for Northern MI, Molly Harvey. We cover addiction and its struggles from a variety of angles, including my personal family history and how addiction has largely shaped the lives of t.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 028-Art and Self Awareness-Spencer McQueen||In this episode I chat with Spencer McQueen. He is a local artist and original thinker. Listen in as he educates me on his process of creating and also shares why he thinks being self aware is so important.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027-Inspiration from Lake Michigan-Mae Stier||I sit down with the very talented and thought provoking Mae Stier. She shares her love of all things writing, photography, and Lake Michigan.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026-Divorce Ain't Happening-Mom & Dad||In this episode I sit down with my mom and dad. They share stories of their early relationship, including, an unexpected pregnancy. Listen in as they give insight regarding the importance a strong christian faith, self sacrifice, respect,||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025-Ecuador Exploration-Nick & Anna Ohler||I sit down with two close friends as they share their recent experience traveling Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024-Personal Development-Myself||In this episode I outline some of the conscious changes I've implemented into my life to ensure my Personal Development. I'm not a finished product, and I love it!||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 023-Youth of the Nation-Jamie||In this episode I sit down with my friend Jamie. We discuss the current state of our youth and her role as a school psychologist. We both get a chance to share our frustrations and victories in our respective fields.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 022-Two Hosts One Show!-Solomon Harvey||In this episode I meet up with Solomon Harvey, host of the Sol Good Podcast. We went back and forth on our strategies to starting a podcast, but also touched on our inspirations and why we are so passionate about our projects.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 021-Round Table-My Friends||We cover it all in this one, folks.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 020-Legislation-Tim Holland||In this episode I sit down with good friend and legislative director for a conversation about legislation. He explains the process behind what takes place and why we should get more involved in small scale voting.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 019-Social Media Usage-Micah Cramer||In this episode I break down society's use of social media. Is it detrimental? Find out as my guest, 18 year old Micah Cramer explains what trends he sees among his peers.||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018-Anniversary!-Abbey Cramer||Abbey and I just celebrated our 4 year anniversary! I know, right, it is a big deal. Therefore, I thought it appropriate to get her on the episode to discuss how we began our relationship, the rules we set to be successful in our marriage,||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017-Q&A-Taylor Cramer||Listen up! I asked you to ask. You asked me to answer. This was a fun episode for me to record as I really got to give you guys a better idea of who I am and what I represent.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode016-The Bear Man-Jim VanSteenhouse||Tune in! You will not hear many stories like the one shared in this episode. Jim VanSteenhouse is a survivor of an attack by an 800 pound Grizzly Bear. Hear him as he takes us through the attack and explains how it was merely a message sent from above .||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 015-Finding Purpose-Christie Minervini||My guest today is a business owner, art collector, philanthropist. Beyond all of these things she is someone living with purpose. Listen in as we discuss each of these and explain the importance of finding your purpose.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode014-Police Ride Along-Jordan Barrons||In this episode I interview my good friend and law enforcement officer, Jordan. The interview took place during my first time doing a ride along. Listen in as he explains his responsibilities and how he handles the stresses of the job.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 013-Pro Hoops-Steve Cramer||My returning guest today is Steve Cramer. We take a lighthearted approach in this episode as he shares some funny stories of his days playing semi-professionally in the US as well as some of the most competitive leagues in Europe. Visit www.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 012-Refugees & Immigration-Cassandra Casabona||In this episode I take a seat next to my cousin as we discuss her work with refugee children. She shares inside details and dispels a couple of common myths. If you have been struggling with where to align yourself in regards to this topic then this ep.||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011-Self Sufficiency-Nick Ohler||Listen in as I interview my training partner, friend, resident expert of all things, Nick Ohler. He shares his philosophies on health, growing your own food, and being a capable builder.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode010-What's Up With Cold Shower?-Taylor Cramer||Listen in as I explain in more depth the reasoning behind Cold Shower. This is one of the first episodes in which I let some of my personal views shine through. www.gofundme.com/birdlegs||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode009-Spontaneity & Travel-Parker Lindenberg||In this episode I sit down with one of my best and oldest friends. He details his experiences hitchhiking, living on the road, interacting with strangers, and why we should take care of the environment. Give it a listen and see if you can implement any.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008-Lessons from Grandpa-Grandpa||In this episode I somehow talked my Grandpa into sitting down to share his experiences and lessons with the rest of the world. He explains how the military molded him, his life as a farmer, a teacher, cancer survivor, father, grandfather, and more. Enjo||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007-Building & Creating-Vincent Brown||In this episode I interview my good friend Vincent Brown. He is an excellent wood worker, carpenter, and overall creative. We discuss the importance of building things and creating things. The feelings he gets from sharing his gifts and why you should .||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006-Providing Value||In this short episode I talk about the importance of providing value and surrounding yourself with others who do the same. facebook.com/takeacoldshower gofundme.com/birdlegs||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005-Style and the Importance of Knowing How to Dress-Dan Gibson||Listen in as my brother in-law and I share our opinions on style and the importance of looking good while letting your personality show.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004-Pursuing Dreams Even if They Change Shape-Zach Cramer||My guest today is my younger brother. He is a personal trainer and a dreamer. Listen in as he shares his experience pursuing his passion. He also challenges all of us to live out our dreams with enthusiasm,||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003-Health, Wellness & Longevity-Abbey Cramer||In this episode Taylor and his wife Abbey, a Physical Therapist, share their routines regarding health and wellness while also discussing how today's decisions could affect our quality of life tomorrow. Please see the link in regards to the handi-capab.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002-Changing Perception of Generations||In this episode I share my thoughts and opinions on my dislike for stereotypes but the importance of using them to fuel positive change. To donate to the birdlegs campaign please use the link gofundme.com/birdlegs||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001-Basketball Entrepeneur-Steve Cramer||In this episode I will be interviewing my older brother. Basketball player turned entrepreneur and business owner. Among other things we discuss his playing history, business principles, and how he kept his dream intact despite it taking a different.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro Episode||Intro Episode||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Taylor is a great host and asks the right questions.
Worthy of your time and attention!
This is a great podcast for numerous reasons. In particular, the intention for the podcast as a whole is inspiring and much needed in our world today. Second, Taylor does a fantastic job of allowing his guests to speak openly and freely. Unlike many other pods, where the host is constantly interjecting their own bias or feedback, Taylor gives plenty of space and time to hear the full thought or insight. It’s clear that he has a real interest in learning himself, and is cautious to only come into the conversation in meaningful ways.
An absolute must for anyone living in the region, but also a very worthy pod regardless of location based off the insightful and thought provoking conversations that occur.
A refreshing and informative podcast in which the host Taylor raises a peaceful “call to arms” challenge to be proactive in making not only yourself, but also the world better. A recommended listen for all.