Escape The OddsOct 06, 2023
Season 2, Episode 4, Myron Pierce
EPISODE 38|Kevin Miller FROM THE PEN TO PEN:BECOMING AN AUTHOR WHILE I WAS IN PRISON/ KEVIN MILLER
MAX OUT FITNESS DELIVERS MAXIMUM RESULTS, Jermaine BRANNER EPISODE 35, JERMAINE "MAX MAINE" BRANNER
A ConvictED Life by TRAVIS RICHEY season 3
Richey realized that he was on to something and started AccomplishED in 2013 — a digital program that provides job skills and training for incarcerated and returning individuals.
AccomplishED, which is now on 500,000 tablets in 122 prisons nationwide in the United States, provides in-prison programming and education, along with online education and job training, support and employment opportunities for returning individuals. Travis also is an avid investor with holdings in real estate to fitness gyms. Tap in with Him at Travis@accomplishedventures.org i_am_Travis_Richey Instagram
Season 2, Episode 5, “Divine”, “ From Crack 2 Rap 2 Tech”
Tougher than leather. Yohance Lacour episode 5
Season 2, Episode 6, RICHARD BRONSON- A wolf of wall street to federal prison!
Watch full interview @ Escapingtheodds.com
Richard's story begins on Wall Street, where he worked at several large investment banks. He became a partner at the infamous Wolf of Wall Street firm, Stratton Oakmont, depicted in the Movie starring Leonardo Dicaprio, The Wolf Of Wallstreet. He eventually started his own financial services firm, which he grew to 500 employees, generating $100 million in annual revenue. Unfortunately, some of his business practices were outside the law, and despite having paid everyone back, he was convicted of securities fraud, and served two years in a federal prison. Upon release, he was destitute and homeless, but got back on his feet, and became Director of Defy Ventures, a prominent non-profit in the reentry space. In 2016, he left Defy to launch 70MillionJobs, where he serves as CEO. He currently is CEO of Commissary.club which is a social Network ( think Facebook) for people with criminal records.
Episode 23: Larry Robert’s Cutting time down!
I sat down with Larry Roberts Jr. who has spent many years in Cook County Jail in Chicago, IL. However not as an inmate but an instructor/owner of Larry’s Barber college. He offers an accredited Barber college to inmate locked up inside juvenile and state facilities in Illinois. His program is changing lives of men and providing a viable skill set. Watch the YouTube video and subscribe www.youtube.com/channel/UC9K_SgEDsCpZsxk2Gao6xbg facebook@larryerobertsjr
Episode 15 QUEEN PEN, CoCo Davis
Season 2, Episode 8, Sean Hosman, “former inmate cracks code with data to reduce recidivism”
SPEAKING LIFE EP 2 SEASON 1DAVID GATHERS
Untapped Talent, Special Episode, Jeffrey Korzenik
Myron Pierce- The Urban Business Incubator, season 3 episode 11
BONUS EPISODE. A LIFE SENTENCE IS A DEATH SENTENCE IN THE FEDS. episode 13
"You Ain't Fully Free", Marlon Chamberlain, season 3. Episode 10
Marlon stated , If people can’t find opportunities, if people can’t find employment, if people can’t find housing, it’s almost like you’re forcing people to go back to a lifestyle that they may not necessarily want to go back to,”
Marlon is changing the narrative and is truly Escaping the Odds.
Urban Farming In The Concrete Jungle,David Edwards. Season 3. Ep 9
Moving Weight,Lou Centeno, season 3 ep 8
His Fit Result brand has garnered local and national attention for its community involvement and client satisfaction. Luis goal is to expand the brand through franchise opportunities and providing second chances to ex offenders.
Luis can be reached at @louthetrainer, fit_results_chicago.
MOVIN' ON UP, Deshawn Nelson. Episode 7 ,season 3
Nelson Movers are “Movin’ on up” with the goal of acquiring 10 trucks and 20 movers within 5 years.
LIFE THROUGH THE LENS. Dre Rodriguez. Episode 6, season 3
After spending time as a director of an Outreach non profit ,focusing on youth development he started offering the young men the opportunity to shoot music videos to keep them out of trouble. This is where LUV City media was started. Currently Dre is living out his passion of running a digital media company and giving access to inner city youth. His 1st short film is currently available entitled “Cap and Gown”.
Dre also renovates properties and is a licensed Realtor in the Chicagoland area.
@luvcitymedia Instagram. LUVCITY.ORG
The Queen Of Air BNB Episode Jacques Lofton. 5,season 3
The Urban Trucker, Ed Hennings season 3
At 24,ED Hennings was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a homicide. After redeeming himself, he set on a path to change his life whether he was coming home or not. Ed was released in 2016 and has sent started a Trucking company with 5 trucks and recently sold his salon. He’s also an awarded wining author which has led to a growing Public speaking career. The comeback coach is motivating life to wholeheartedly believe that we can bounce back from any adversities. So as Ed says, Let’s GO!!!
Cryptocurrency & TURO $-Ryan Willis season 3
Eventually, Ryan was convicted but later was able to receive an expungement of his record. He began to look at life and his career differently. With a knack for numbers and business, he embarked on learning the financial markets including crypto currency and running a successful TURO car rental business. This discussion was not only insightful but inspiring. You will hear how he lives life on his own terms, travels to a new country once Per month and leads a cult like following with his Trade bangers investment group. @deanofforex to reach out to Ryan Willis .
"Switch'd Hustles": Aaron Smith From Freedom To Financial Freedom
He was released from federal prison after 9 years 5 months in February 2019. With his belief In God and a lot of hard work his focus was to live out his passion of entrepreneurship and make an impact through his Media company Escaping the Odds.In December 2019, Aaron launched Escaping the Odds Podcast as a way to build his social capital and tell amazing stories of redemption through business. He interviews the formerly incarcerated who are now successful entrepreneurs. His story has been featured on Fox 32 Chicago, the Wall Street Journal, Minnesota Business Journal. He’s the Recipient of 2021 Media for a Just Society Award in the podcast/radio category.
escapingtheodds.com firstname.lastname@example.org , @iam_aaronsmith instagram
Surviving Cabrini Greens projects Esau Keller, episode 28, season 1
Chef Fresh, "Chef keeps it fresh from the streets to the sweets, Episode 34
Season 2, Episode 7, John Collum,
After 9 years and 4 trucks later, he is an example of perseverance and determination. Follow his extraordinary life of grit @johncollumreal on Instagram
Escaping The Odds Promo
Season 2, Episode 12, Sammy Rangel,
Season 2, Episode 11, Todd Dubose
Todd Dubose CEO of Returning Citizens Magazine. It’s the official magazine of the justice involved community. The magazine can be read electronically on inmates computer tablets throughout jails and prisons nationally. He is providing an outlet for the men and women in bondage. His magazine goes in depth on providing information on topics like expungement, second chance housing, second chance jobs, and other badly needed the entry programing. Stay tune for more services to enrich the former and current inmates throughout the world. Returningcitizensmag.com
Season 2, Episode 10, Lester Young, Path 2 Redemption through the journey of LIFE in Prison
Season 2, Episode 9, PERC -Turning hustlers into legitimate entrepreneurs
Season 2, Episode 3, Andre Peart,
network and experienced the challenges of trying to re enter society. Those challenges birthed Conconnect. Continue to follow Andre’s grind on Instagram @Andrepeart and Conconnect.com
Season 2 ,Episode 2, Porsha Thomas “Beauty and the Beast of Prison”
Season 2, Episode 1, Andre Norman,
Andre is now a sought after violence interrupter in countless prisons, author, and professor.
He successfully runs Academy of Hope throughout the world. His impact has been felt Liberia, Sweden, Honduras, and Trinidad to name a few. Continue to follow Andre’s remarkable journey at www.AndreNorman.com
EPISODE 41 /PART 2 REUNION : Season 1
EPISODE 39|DEFY VENTURES HELPS FORMERLY INCARCERATED START BUSINESSES AFTER PRISON
Episode 37 | Ronnie Reed Launches Innovative Mobile -Cryotherapy Business After Prison |
(full video on escapingtheodds.com)Ronnie Reed survived 15 years in prison and now runs a successful Cryotherapy service in Dallas , TX. This unique service burns 500 calories with every 3-minute treatment reducing your body temp down to -240 degrees wow. His mobile service is the one and only in north Texas. Listen as he breaks down how he came up with this idea while in prison. He also discusses his growth while in prison and several books that he penned while behind the wall.
Episode 36, Keidrain Brewster HotShot Trucking, The road to riches.
This story is a must watch and share. check him out at brewsterlogistics101.com for more info on his trucking mentorship program.
CHARACTER DRIVEN,CHARLES D CLARK #33
The other side of the law,#31, Kaysia Earley
Razor blade sharp. David Todd Groom Fly..#29
Episode. 27. Change is the new hustle. Ed Hennings
NACA , Buy back the Block episode 26
Episode 25, Lucas AlvarezBehind the Music
From a Decade in federal prison on Heroin charges to running a state of the art multimedia creation studio, Lucas”Blaze”Alvarez is bouncing back with avenges. His career in the Entertainment industry dates back prior to his incarceration with collaborations with hip hop heavy hitters. He is behind the scenes but ahead of the game. Enjoy the show. Blaze_getlikeme on Instagram
From prison to purpose, Eric Salzenstein episode 22
Episode 21 With Brandon Laster ”Destined for Greatness”
(watch full podcast video https://www.escapingtheodds.com/ )Brandon Laster spent 10 years in federal prison for credit card fraud. However, his ambition and forward thinking is a true example of switching Hustles and a mindset. While incarcerated, Brandon wrote 75 CEOs of companies with the hopes of gaining employment. This strategy paid off and led to 37 job offers before being released. He is now a franchise owner of one of the companies-Enviro Masters. His extraordinary story of bouncing back has been featured in the Black Enterprise Magazine. He can be reached on Facebook @ Brandon Laster.