Let Me Ask You Something Nov 01, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Jeffrey Deskovic
This week I speak with Jeffrey Deskovic, who had his conviction for murder overturned after serving 16 years because he didn’t do it. The person who did commit the murder, And was in prison for another murder he committed.
The innocence Project help to free Jeffrey and we talk about that, as well as what he’s doing now.
Learn more about Jeffrey Deskovic
The Deskovic Foundation: https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/
The Amazon Prime documentary, “Conviction”: https://www.amazon.com/Conviction-Jeffrey-Deskovic/dp/B08F9CN2XG/ref=nodl_
Let Me Ask You Something, DC Spaar
This week I talk with author DC Spaar about her journey as a breast cancer survivor and an author of the children's book series, the Logan Scott Files.
Breast Cancer information
Learn more about DC Spaar
Logan Scott Files at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B08KXH1YQH
DC Spaar's new book project Kickstarter campaign: https://dcspaarbooks.com/kickstarter-campaign-1?fbclid=IwAR11g4J5EG3SyBDjyY1e9THr4Cbd8Oh42oeCXqpxZvIaT-m6tRedeovcRYI
DC Spaar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCSpaar
DC Spaar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCirqphBd8bxtA-fRee3ZOzQ
DC Spaar on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/d.c.spaar/
Let Me Ask You Something, DC Glenn
This week I talk with DC Glenn, aka DC the Brain Supreme, about his hit Tag Team song “Whoomp! There it is” and his career since then … including his GEICO commercial.
Let DC Glenn known your thoughts about this episode. Visit DC Glenn's Google Review: https://g.page/r/CeEtxWPFqh61EAg/review
Here are all the ways to learn even more about DC Glenn:
Tag Team website: https://www.tagteambackagain.com/
Let Me Ask You Something, Emily Gallagher
In this week's episode, I speak with Emily Gallagher, who 14 years ago lost her first child due to complications of premature birth. We talk about the March of Dimes, and the lasting legacy of her little boy.
Support and learn
Preterm birth facts and data: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/preterm-birth
Let Me Ask You Something, Simon Rumney
This week I speak with Simon Rumney, someone who was called “lazy and stupid“ — his words not mine — because he was not diagnosed with a learning disability. He was diagnosed later in life with dyslexia. He was able to adapt and tackle his dyslexia. He has run hey successful business and has written three books.
Learn more about Simon Rumney
Let Me Ask You Something, Doug Noll
He stared out born nearly deaf, nearly blind, and handicapped with two club feet. He’s now a lawyer-turned-peacemaker, and did not let his disabilities hold him back.
Doug’s special offer for LMAYS listeners: dougnoll.co/letmeaskyousomething
Learn more about Doug
American Arbitration Association: www.aaaeducation.org/faculty-staff/faculty/douglas-e-noll/
Let Me Ask You Something, Gayle Petrillo
This week I talk with Gayle Petrillo about her experience as a burn survivor and her book about the accident that changed her life.
***So how many times did I mispronounce Gayle Petrillo’s last name. Too many ugh!***
Learn more about Gayle Petrillo:
First Impressions Image Consulting: https://www.firstimpressions1.com/about-us
"The Accident": https://booklocker.com/books/11593.html
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors interview: https://phoenix-society.org/news/meet-gayle-petrillo
Let Me Ask You Something, Christina Ray Stanton
She wrote about that’s experience from a resident’s point of view.
Out of the Shadow of 9/11: www.amazon.com/Out-Shadow-11-Inspiring-Transformation/dp/1733745203/
Let Me Ask You Something, Nicky Scorpio
In this week's episode of the Let Me Ask You Something podcast, I talked to Nicky Scorpio. He is what I like to refer to as a laundry list renaissance man: he’s an actor, director, musician, artist, writer, etc. He’s also the other half of the award-winning Sophisticated Psychos duo with Katie Chonacas. This week we talk about mental health and how Nicky has handled his issues with mental health over the years.
**NOTE: If you are struggling with mental health issues, always seek the advice of a professional**
More on Nicky Scorpio Website: https://yonickyscorpio.com
Scorpio Rising Podcast: https://yonickyscorpio.com/podcast/
Sophisticated Psychos YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCdGof4G_siXSHCwW3DPzNqg
Sophisticated Psychos IG: https://www.instagram.com/thesophisticatedpsychos/?hl=en
LMAYS episode with Katie Chonacas: https://anchor.fm/mdpitman/episodes/Let-Me-Ask-You-Something--Katie-Chonacas-e1392g4
Let Me Ask You Something, Dr. Michelle May
This week I speak with Dr. Michelle May, a former family physician and a recovered yo-yo dieter. She's also a founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training (www.AmIHungry.com), and author of the Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat book series that teaches mindful eating to help people resolve mindless and emotional eating ... and senseless yo-yo dieting to living the vibrant life they crave.
Free Mindful Eating Resources: https://amihungry.com/mindful-eating-resources
Dr. May's Mindful Eating book series: https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-May-MD/e/B001K8U272
Let Me Ask You Something, Robert Gardner, Jr.
In this week's Let Me Ask You Something podcast, I speak with Robert T. Gardner, Jr. about his books, what is Relationship Readiness, and how his personal life influenced what he does today.
Learn more about Robert T. Gardner Jr.:
Relationship Readiness: https://www.relationshipreadiness.org/
Book "Access Denied!": https://www.amazon.com/Access-Denied-Robert-Gardner-Jr/dp/1478764805
Book "The Choice We Make": https://www.amazon.com/Choices-Make-Robert-Gardner-Jr-ebook/dp/B0793T6ZQD
Let Me Ask You Something, Gina Heumann
In this week's episode, I talk with Gina Heumann who when she adopted her second son learned about Reactive Attachment Disorder. This experience led her to write a book, speak about it at a TEDx event, and start the Trauma Drama University to help parents with strategies for reactive children.
Here's all the information you know about Gina and her experience:
Trauma Drama University: https://www.traumadramauniversity.com/
Gina's TEDx talk, "Childhood Trauma Affects Us All": https://www.ted.com/talks/gina_heumann_childhood_trauma_affects_us_all
Gina's audiobook, "Love Never Quits" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Never-Quits-Infertility-Attachment/dp/B081QX3367/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=love+never+quits+gina+heumann&qid=1627267322&sr=8-1
Learn more about Reactive Attachment Disorder: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reactive-attachment-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20352939
Let Me Ask You Something, Sam Akhmedov
Learn more about Sam (given name Sardor):
Sardor Akhmedov’s Forbes Councils profile: profiles.forbes.com/members/business/profile/Sardor-Akhmedov-COO-Managing-Partner-Jafton-com/7896cf8d-e2af-4ae6-88f1-980e416cc48f
Sam Akhmedov’s LinkTree: linktr.ee/akhmedov.co
Jafton.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/jaftoncom/
Pushing Boundaries with 23-year old tech entrepreneur Sam Akhmedov: app.podcastguru.io/podcast/the-leadership-evolved-podcast-1539848778/episode/pushing-boundaries-with-23-year-old-tech-entrepreneur-sam-akhmedov-dfce773939515916c536f27d77bf46a2
Sam Akhmedov’s Facebook post about leaving social media: www.facebook.com/sardor333/posts/4106989026051979
Let Me Ask You Something, Jeff Le
In this week's episode, I talk with Jeff Le, who is an ultramarathoner, trainer of first-time and new politicians, and an outspoken advocate of anti-Asian hate.
Learn more about Jeff here:
A World of Difference https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20802909/jeff-les-weight-loss-story/ (Here is the PDF of this article: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/images/stories/runner_spotlight/runners_world_2010-06_Jeff_le.pdf)
Jeff's April 2021 Politico article: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/03/asian-american-aapi-political-power-covid-19-478845
Quotation of the Day: Back to Normal? Not for Many Asian Americans: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/todayspaper/quotation-of-the-day-back-to-normal-not-for-many-asian-americans.html
Here's what Jeff does at Rhino: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210428005150/en/Jeff-Le-Joins-Rhino-as-VP-of-Public-Policy-and-External-Affairs
Let Me Ask You Something, Terry Tucker
This week is my interview with Terry Tucker. He has had to reinvent himself a number of times over the years. Now he’s fighting a terminal cancer diagnosis but that’s not stopping him from living life … and inspiring people along the way.
Learn more about Terry Tucker:
Terry Tucker’s book, "Sustainable Excellence": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1951129512/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thelivingbe0c-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1951129512&linkId=cca851efc671a73cefe5a76436d96cfb
Terry’s website, Motivational Check: https://www.motivationalcheck.com/
The speech that inspires Terry ... Jimmy V 1993 Espy speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuoVM9nm42E&ab_channel=TheVFoundationforCancerResearch
More about Terry's cancer: Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: https://www.healthline.com/health/acral-lentiginous-melanoma
Worth a listen ... The Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast, Episode 330 featuring Terry Tucker: https://www.cjevolution.com/terry-tucker/
Let Me Ask You Something, Katie Chonacas
This week I chat with Kyriaki, aka Katie Chonacas. She is a true modern Renaissance woman.
We talk about many of her talents and passions, including her podcast, She's All Over the Place and her YouTube comedy series "Couples Therapy."
Here's where to find Katie Chonacas, also known as Kyriaki:
Katie Chonacas Website: https://www.chonacas.com/
Here is Katie's book of poetry, A Lover's Fairytale: https://www.amazon.com/LOVERS-FAIRYTALE-WRITTEN-KYRIAKI-CHONACAS/dp/B08XL9QLBN/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=katie+chonacas&qid=1624404935&sr=8-1
She's All Over the Place podcast: https://www.chonacas.com/podcast/
The Sophisticated Psychos Experience: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdGof4G_siXSHCwW3DPzNqg
Katie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chonacas/
Katie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/katiechonacas
CSI: NY season 1, episode 14: Blood, Sweat and Tears: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0534860/
Let Me Ask You Something, Danny Coleman
Danny Coleman talks with me this week about his riches to rags story, and how he's on the upward trajectory of his bell curve of a life.
We talk about a near bankruptcy after his divorce, a career-ending back injury, and how Led Zeppelin IV changed his life.
Here's how to find Danny:
Danny's Rock On Radio website: https://dannycolemansrockonradio.com/
COA Radio from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sundays: https://www.coaradio.com/rock-on-radio/
Listen to him at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings: https://www.wwfm.org/whats-pocket#stream/0
Danny's WWFM bio: https://www.wwfm.org/people/danny-coleman
Danny Coleman's Rock On Podcast: https://anchor.fm/Rockonpodcast
Let Me Ask You Something, Valorey
In this week's episode, I talk with My Pal Val! Valory has recaptured her life twice! Once from domestic violence. She escaped that situation, but she battled her weight in the years after she left. She lost 110 pounds, which she said losing the weight saved her life.
Here are two domestic violence resources:
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/
Women Helping Women: https://www.womenhelpingwomen.org/
We also talk about the weight loss journey of one person. First, be proud of who you are, and the body you have. But if are looking for help losing weight, consult your doctor or a dietician. Not all weight loss programs are for all people.
Learn more about My Pal Val here: https://valoreysalter.com/about/
Let Me Ask You Something, Samantha and Kayla
In this episode, I speak with Samantha and Kayla Stewart. They are a married couple who live in southwest Ohio, and for a little while, they were living the #VanLife.
In the second part of this interview, I talk with Samantha about her rare brain aneurysm and the children's book she wrote as a result. They want to donate 40,000 copies of Samantha's book to children's hospitals and foster agencies but need your help.
GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/MakingSunshine
Amazon: Will post when the book is launched
Check out my interview with Kari Shafer, who had a brain aneurysm burst during surgery: https://anchor.fm/mdpitman/episodes/Let-Me-Ask-You-Something--Kari-Shafer-etr6sa
Let Me Ask You Something, Bullseye the Clown
Bullseye the Clown, aka Bryan Lee, has more than a quarter-century of experience teaching people of all ages about how to navigate and deal with bullies. All in big floppy shoes, makeup, and a red nose.
Bullseye will detail many of his anti-bullying strategies and tactics in an upcoming book: Bullseye On Bullying: Survival Tips To Beating The Bullies. You can also catch him on his weekly Youtube show, Bullseye On Bullying. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdf6tsBbAWJSGKi2HQdDOrA/featured)
Other places you can find Bullseye the Clown:
Let Me Ask You Something, Sara Rose
Here’s how you can be an organ donor: www.donatelife.net
Facts about organ donations: www.organdonor.gov/statistics-stories/statistics.html
Organ donation stuffed pillows: etsy.me/3d9v0Ho
Organ donation stories I wrote:
Monroe teen who died after 2018 crash going to prom saved 6 lives through organ donation: www.journal-news.com/news/monroe-teen-who-died-after-2018-crash-going-to-prom-saved-6-lives-through-organ-donation/WJKKZASUKZASNO233JVFACQKZM/
‘So worth it’: Woman honors parents with kidney donation to Fairfield Twp. stranger: www.journal-news.com/news/so-worth-it-woman-honors-parents-with-kidney-donation-to-fairfield-twp-stranger/HCOONVH5QZDUXOONMUFIGW3INI/
Middletown fire chief ‘very lucky person’ 7 months after liver transplant: www.journal-news.com/news/middletown-fire-chief-very-lucky-person-7-months-after-liver-transplant/HBKF7QRDZ5C7JGQYCAVSKKWGWA/
Let Me Ask You Something, Kevin Aldridge
We talk about what prompted him to be a member of the clergy, how that’s influenced his journalism, and how to get younger people involved in the church.
Let Me Ask You Something, Anna Williams
This week we talk to Anna Williams, a heart disease survivor. She was first diagnosed with heart disease, which runs in her family, at 24 years old. Then a little more than a decade later, in 2018, she nearly died. And in 2019. And in 2020.
She's truly a miracle.
Help Anna make an impact with the American Heart Association of Georgia. Support Anna's team in the inaugural 2021 Woman of Impact campaign for the American Heart Association of Georgia. Here's the link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/annasimpact
Facts about heart disease (source: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm)
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.1
- One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
- About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease costs the United States about $219 billion each year from 2014 to 2015. This includes the cost of health care services, medicines, and lost productivity due to death.
Are you at risk?
Learn if you are at risk for heart disease. Take this HeartAware Risk Assessment from The Christ Hospital: https://tch.hahra.net/ra/survey/4057
Let Ma Ask You Something, Doris Lance
We talk about everything from health and wellness to the importance of nature improving one’s mental health, as well as her book and love of nature.
Check out Doris Lance's book, Botanical Reflections: Capture Your Days in Words and Pictures (https://www.amazon.com/Botanical-Reflections-Capture-Words-Pictures/dp/1973655020)
Let Me Ask You Something, Rayne Johnson
In this episode, we talk to rain Johnson, a budding Country music singer who, in my humble and musically inexperienced opinion, will be a household name. Hopefully, I didn’t jinx it.
Rayne Johnson music:
Let Me Ask You Something, John Agliata
This week on episode 4, I talk to John Agliata about the death of his son, Jacob, and how that impacted his relationship with his wife, why he wrote about it and the legacy his son has left.
John wrote in 2002 a story about his son, Jacob. That book can be found on Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1892525739/). Twelve years later he released The Envelope, a fictionalized story based on his son's death, which also can be found on Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632688743/)
If you're struggling with a death of a loved one or a close friend, mental health help is available. Visit www.mentalhealth.gov for a host of services that can help you. (https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help)
Let Me Ask You Something, Hula Ramos
Let Me Ask You Something, Kari Shafer
Learn more about brain aneurysms from the Mayo Clinic and the UK's National Health Service.
Let Me Ask You Something, Ian MacKenzie-Thurley
In this debut podcast, we talk with Australian-born Ian MacKenzie-Thurley about his American citizenship and the naturalization process.
Let me ask you something...
Have you ever recited the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America?
Can you pass the citizenship test? Citizenship Civics Practice Test