The Common People Podcast
By The CPP Crew
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Stories from the people who live them. Passions from the people who pursue them.
||CPP #19: A Mediator Discusses Conflicts in Mental Health||Today on the podcast I sit down with my old friend Dan Berstein to talk about mental health. We talk about his personal experiences with bipolar disorder, we discuss different perspectives on mental health and we dive into some of the work he has done||2/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #18: The Return of The Turntablist||In this episode of the podcast I sit down with a special guest, world-renowned DJ Rob Swift (aka Brolic Arm), and together we take a deep dive into the world of DJing. Rob was first introduced to the turntables as a young kid,||7/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #17: Healing Paralysis Through Prayer, Therapy and Love||In this episode, Barry Shore takes us through his incredible journey of healing from a rare disease known as Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) that suddenly left him completely paralyzed over a decade ago. After the rapid onset of the paralysis that resul||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #16: Season 1 Finale – Sounds of New Orleans||The season 1 finale has arrived. What a ride it has been thus far. If you would’ve told me a couple of months ago that we would make it to this point, I don’t think I would have believed you, not because I consider you to be a liar,||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #15: The Rails As Rehab||In this episode I sit down with New Orleans-based filmmaker and writer Brian Paul. I met Brian in New Orleans at an art fair right off Frenchmen Street where he had a table set up to promote his movie about train hopping (a subculture that I previously.||2/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #14: Conquering Type 2 Diabetes||This week we sit down with Harris, one of my younger brother’s closest friends, to talk about his experience with type 2 diabetes. During his junior year of high school, Harris found out he had type 2 diabetes when he was in the hospital being treated||1/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #13: The Film Journal of An Austin Tourist||When I arrived in Austin I had two main things that I wanted to accomplish during my time there – visit as many food trucks as possible and listen to a lot of live music (and maybe take a quick swim in Barton Springs Pool).||1/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCPP #12: New Year’s Eve In Penn Station||On New Year’s Eve, I attempted to compile a cross section of the hopes and dreams of people as they were gearing up for an epic 2015. I arrived at Penn Station with a couple of hours left in 2014 – as the anticipation of the New Year was starting to||1/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #11: The Laundromat Diaries||While on the road in the South, I passed through Amarillo, Texas for a one night pit stop. When I awoke in Amarillo, I decided it was time to do my laundry so I showed up at a local laundromat with a sack of stinky laundry and a handful of quarters.||1/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCPP #10: The Christmas Special||“I love goats, something I did not do for the great bulk of my years on this planet. I love their insouciance, their curiosity, their authority issues, their rapt fascination with almost everything. Living with all of these other animals who revere me||12/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #9: Expat Life In China||In this podcast episode I sit down with Matt and Jie, newlyweds and Bay Area residents who spent time living and working as expats in Shanghai, China from 2012 through the summer of 2013. Jie, who was born in China but grew up in Seattle,||12/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #8: Thriving In The Face of Depression||Today on the podcast I sit down with my younger sister Jen (AKA Unicorn, Power Betch, etc.). The more time passes, the more this kid continues to impress me. When I look at where she was four or five years ago – deep in the throes of her struggle with||12/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #7: A World Class Prank||While hanging out with a good friend one night, I disclosed to him that I had started meditating. He saw this as a golden opportunity to kick off an intricate, elaborate, well-executed series of events that added up to an epic prank.||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCPP #6: A Commencement Speech||It was a tough crowd that day, no two ways about it. This speech was not delivered at a great university in front of a packed stadium. In fact, the number of people in attendance for my big speech was zero.||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #5: A Life In The Water||Today on the podcast I sit down with Terry Laughlin to talk swimming. Terry is the founder of Total Immersion (TI), which is the swim technique that he has developed over his 40-year coaching career. The goal of TI is to teach swimmers to move through .||11/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCPP #4: Raising Teenage Daughters During a Divorce||Today on the podcast we have “pseudo-Uncle” Jack, a very close and old friend of my family. In this episode we step back almost 20 years to the time of his divorce. He shares insight based on what he experienced during that time and he discusses the||11/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #3: Practicing Medicine Across South America||The doctor is in the house! In this episode I sit down with my buddy, Dr. Jon, who is currently a senior resident in pediatric radiology in New York. Before his fourth and final year of medical school, Jon decided to take a year off and spent that time||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCPP #2: Couch Potato to College Athlete||This is my younger brother Josh. When he entered high school, his favorite pastime was watching Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life or Scooby Doo in what was a classic afternoon lineup of cartoons. But, early on in high school he decided to peel himself||11/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CPP #1: Insight into a 10 Day Meditation Retreat||And so it begins. The inaugural episode. Let’s start with the obvious question. What happened out there during those ten days in the sweltering desert heat? Was it enlightening? Did I gain clarity and peace of mind? Or was it pure annihilation?||10/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome, hilarious, inspiring stories!
I so highly recommend this podcast. The host covers a very interesting array of topics - each one with a piece, that perhaps contrary to initial thought, really struck a chord I could (anyone could) relate to, learn from, smile at... The stories are inspiring, funny, moving and motivational. I'm literally signing up for a meditation class now! Really great stuff!!!! Thank you.
I am really enjoying the episodes so far, keep it up!
Everyone will have a topic to relate to. I love the variety of people and subjects! Can't wait to hear more. It's a must listen!!