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Wise and Wine Podcast

Wise and Wine Podcast

By Jenn With 2 Ns

Boozy interviews every Tuesday with diverse people whose fascinating, winding career paths opened them to unimaginable joy when they chose passion over pension. We drink wine and see if I get wiser about what I want to be when I grow up!
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"Kindness is a Catalyst for Positive Change in the Workplace" with Michael G. Neece

Wise and Wine PodcastJul 11, 2023

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"The First Step is to Make Peace with Yourself" with Alejandra Ospina

"The First Step is to Make Peace with Yourself" with Alejandra Ospina

Alejandra Ospina grew up in a poor neighborhood marked by gangs and violence.  At a young age, she heard someone speak English and that sparked her curiosity about languages and people that spoken them. She leaned on her Colombian culture of perseverance to teach herself English from her sister’s Cher CD.  A degree in Sociology and an insatiable curiosity about the world led her to pursue careers that integrated travel with helping people.  Now Alejandra is working on the educational and marketing side of medicinal plant industry.  She joins us from Switzerland to share what is next for both this work and her future.


Alejandra also shares her experiences with racism as a biracial Afro-Colombian as well how the curly hair she was once teased about has become her calling card.


Oh, and she met Coolio.


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Jul 26, 202353:22
Pivot to Purpose with Laura Nickels
Jul 18, 202359:03
"Kindness is a Catalyst for Positive Change in the Workplace" with Michael G. Neece
Jul 11, 202356:31
I Was There 7 Years, 3 Months and 22 Days with Taria S. Faison

I Was There 7 Years, 3 Months and 22 Days with Taria S. Faison

As a lover of facts, natural communicator, and purveyor of pop culture; Taria S. Faison has been on a career path that is as windy at Porsha's explanation of her engagement to Simon.  With her husband by her side, Taria has been able to adjust her career in order to support her children's growing careers in the entertainment industry. The pandemic gave her the vision to launch a podcast that explored the complexities of being a Black woman who loves shows on Bravo even when those shows have blind spots about the communities who support them. It was then she realized she wasn't alone in that space and has expanded her conversations to these influencers and even the Bravolebrities themselves.  Taria explores the importance of being in spaces that fulfill her. 


WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON PODCAST

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Comedy Central's First Black Woman to Host a Pilot - Franchesca Ramsey

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Jul 04, 202359:47
Confidence Can Be Built with Alyssa McDonald II
Jun 27, 202351:27
Quitting is Positive, Quitting is Good, Quitting is Progress with Coonoor Behal

Quitting is Positive, Quitting is Good, Quitting is Progress with Coonoor Behal

If you asked the toddler version of Coonoor Behal what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would NOT have said "I want to write a book that seeks to help readers rethink and reframe quitting by sharing stories from everyday people who summoned the courage to quit things in their lives".  Yet, here she is.  The author of "I Quit! The Life-Affirming Joy of Giving Up".  Growing up as a South Asian American who thrived in school because she liked it; Coonoor took a windy path through 3 corporate bureaucratic careers before becoming the Founder & CEO of Mindhatch, a consultancy that helps organizations create the conditions for innovation and creativity to thrive. Through Mindhatch, Coonoor delivers her unique mix of expertise in Design Thinking, Organizational ImprovTM, Innovation Facilitation, and Diversity & Inclusion.  Coonoor has helped Deloitte create, prototype, and launch an in-house design thinking consulting arm; be a part of a “stealth” team of design strategists and researchers guiding numerous teams at Starbucks; trained more than 100 people at Bethpage Federal Credit Union in design thinking; helped the Department of State and the Pentagon use improv to be more creative and collaborative thinkers, and has helped the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender & Diversity Division generate and come to a consensus on their strategic vision.   Oh, and she got the idiot who sexually harassed her fired.


"I QUIT! THE LIFE-AFFIRMING JOY of GIVING UP" 

https://iquitbook.com

https://www.instagram.com/iquitbook


MINDHATCH

https://www.mindhatchllc.com


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Nasty Woman Wines

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Jun 21, 202345:10
EPISODE 82: “There is a Real Accessibility Barrier in Shark Science“  with Carlee Jackson Bohannon

EPISODE 82: “There is a Real Accessibility Barrier in Shark Science“  with Carlee Jackson Bohannon

Carlee Jackson Bohannon knew she wanted to work with sharks when she was 5 or 6 years old. The fearless little girl who jumped into a pool before she could swim, grew up to become a shark and sea turtle scientist. Interested in researching the impact of human activities and urban development on sharks and their habitats, Carlee earned a master of science degree in marine biology and worked with the university's shark tagging program to research the effects of provisioning tourism on nurse sharks in Belize. Carlee is passionate about research and field work, striving to contribute to the conservation of sharks and sea turtles. Throughout Carlee's career, she noted the real barriers to access in marine and shark science. From limitations in education, awareness of the field, and the "pay to play" atmosphere of internship programs; being "the only" motivated Carlee to become "the first". She is eager to introduce more minority students to the field of marine science so no one else has to be "the only" in classes, in graduate programs, and on boats. She worked as a Research Associate for the New College of Florida, a team member of the the Disney Conservation team, a Marine Turtle Specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, and an environmental educator in South Florida. In 2022, Carlee received the Justice in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion award by the Florida Marine Science Educators Association. A chance encounter on Twitter introduced Carlee to the other 3 other founding members of what became Minorities in Shark Science (MISS). As the Director of Communications, Carlee and the MISS team believes diversity in scientists creates diversity in thought, which leads to innovation. MISS creates paid opportunities for gender minorities of color to enter the field of shark sciences. The organization also aims to break financial and accessibility barriers to for current and future gender minorities of color interested in this field. MINORITIES IN SHARK SCIENCE (MISS) https://www.misselasmo.org GILL GUARDIANS https://gillguardians.misselasmo.org/ SHARKS: A DAY IN THE LIFE: WHAT DO GREAT WHITES, HAMMERHEADS, AND WHALE SHARKS GET UP TO ALL DAY? https://www.amazon.com/Sharks-Day-Life-Whites-Hammerheads/dp/168449219X
Jun 07, 202301:10:25
"I Want to Do it All" with Tisha Starks

"I Want to Do it All" with Tisha Starks

Tisha Starks had the kind of dad who was driven to create businesses and generate income on his own terms - terms that often didn’t include a W-2.   But no one in her small Virginia town seemed wired the same way and her dad didn’t have a business plan for her to follow.  When she asked the question, “Why can’t I start 50 businesses?”, no one has a good answer for her.  No one guided her towards books or podcasts or internships or gave her tangible resources to build from.  So Tisha did it on her own.  Even as she was building a successful career in the finance and financial technology industries for some of the largest banking institutions in The United States, Tisha was hustling on the side.  She sold accessories from her car to build the capitol she needed for her first restaurant.  Did it matter that she didn’t really cook?  Nope. This natural collaborator selected the right people and created the right opportunity for everyone to achieve more together.  


Tisha doesn’t think about limitations, so why not take her budding empire across borders to Colombia?  Did she speak Spanish? Nope. Did she know anyone who could provide guidance through the intricacies of the international business development before she and her husband selected Santa Marta as their home way from home?  Also, no.  Has she created 3 successful business in less than 2 years with bilingual staff, local business advisors, and plans to expand to conferences and travel expertise?  ¡Claro que sí!  Tisha and her husband discovered that moving abroad made them time wealthy and she was able to reconnect with parts of herself after shedding everything they owned in Atlanta. 


Oh, she shares how she has always loved money. Like, always. 


#careerpodcast #blackwomenpodcast #entrepeneurabroad #blackwomanentrepreneur #hospitality #restaurant #bestwingsofsantamarta #vamoskids #santamartacolombia #blackdigitalnomad


VAMOS KIDS

https://vamoskids.com


BEST WINGS OF SANTA MARTA

https://thebestwingsofsantamarta.com


BLACK DIGITAL NOMAD

https://blackdigitalnomad.co

May 23, 202301:07:14
“The Ability to Get Up and Create Freely is What I’m Striving For” with Khalika Abrams

“The Ability to Get Up and Create Freely is What I’m Striving For” with Khalika Abrams

With a 20+ year retail career, Khalika Abrams has worked for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Club Monaco, and Burberry. In her most recent retail position as Creative Director, for A’gaci, she worked side by side with the company owners to spearhead an aggressive country-wide expansion and solidify the brand’s identity. 


Overseeing visual merchandising and construction, she was hyper-collaborative with the buying,  operations, marketing, e-Commerce, and planning & allocation teams. In 2021, Khalika stepped away from retail to start her own company, Kurated LA. The mission: a commitment to helping clients reduce overconsumption by being thoughtful about their purchases, and utilizing resources like thrifting and upcycling. Khalika has also done styling for public figures such as Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay. 


Today Kurated LA is a ‘work in progress’, in the middle of a rebranding.


Oh, and she scheduled an appointment with the president of her college to advocate for her admission to the school (and got in!).


#careerpodcast #fashion #stylist #retail #entrepreur #blackwomenpodcast 


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@khalikaabrams


LINKEDIN

https://www.linkedin.com/in/khalikaabrams

May 09, 202301:40:40
"Listen to Those Who Speak the Truth About Both Sides” with Nwanneka Tesy

"Listen to Those Who Speak the Truth About Both Sides” with Nwanneka Tesy

Born in Awka, Nigeria, Nwanneka always knew two things; 1. She would always do things outside the box and, 2. she would hustle. She is a multi-hyphenate. A flesh and blood version of ‘AND’.

She earned degrees in Education and Business Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.
She worked in the financial industry and managed side businesses in hairstyling, competitive dancing and writing.
She became a natural bodybuilding competitor and an advocate for disordered eating and weight balance.
She renovated a home and drafted a business plan for the productivity-centered “Living the Life podcast”.
She works currently in education and mentors children.
She splits her time between the USA and rural Italy.

Oh, and she has won 5 natural bodybuilding competitions in 6 years.

NWANNEKA TESY
Website: Living the Life podcast
Instagram: @livingthelifepodcast
Twitter: Ltlpodcast2020
Email: livingthelifepodcast2020@gmail.com2
May 02, 202301:13:13
"We're Gonna Make It Alright, but Not Right Now": SIBLINGS TAKE ON... Reality Contestant Lawsuits, Sports Arena Double-booking Events, Nepobabies, and Perfect Victims. 
May 01, 202301:34:32
“Your Privilege Shifts According to Where You Are in the World” with Laree Thomas

“Your Privilege Shifts According to Where You Are in the World” with Laree Thomas

Laree Thomas is motivation and inertia personified.  Growing up in New York where her family spent weekends in The Village exploring different foods and cultures, she was bitten by the travel bug early.  Planning international trips with her girlfriends changed how she spent her disposable income. Instead of luxury shoes, she booked trips. Instead of luxury meals, she booked trips. Each trip exposed her to cultures where she is loved and respected, and she spent extended time in Asia and Europe. 


Living in Ghana since 2018, Laree is no longer fighting to be seen as a human being.  She is building on skills she developed from careers in fashion, homelessness prevention, and education to advocate for children and vulnerable populations abroad. This nomad has adapted to the pace of a life where she feels accomplished if gets 2 things done in a day.  Laree also has to consider issues of pay disparity, gentrification, the privilege of being an American abroad, and the impact of AI on remote work; her new life has opened up time for Laree to learn about herself.  In fact, she located the tribe in Ghana from which she is descended. 


Oh, and has a budget for cake. 


#careerpodcast #blackwomenpodcast #remotework #entrepreneur #educator


LAREE THOMAS

https://www.instagram.com/lareelathomas


AFRICAN ANCESTRY

Discover Your African Roots by Black People, for Black People

https://africanancestry.com


Apr 25, 202359:17
"Most of the Sunrise's Audience Sleeps" SIBLINGS TAKE ON... College Basketball, Infidelity, and Not-So-Live Netflix
Apr 21, 202301:26:25
"Food is Pershiable Art that Must be Savored at the Peak of Perfection" with Thijs Peekstok

"Food is Pershiable Art that Must be Savored at the Peak of Perfection" with Thijs Peekstok

Thijs (pronounced like "nice" with a T) Peekstok is an energetic leader with a broad experience in international Agroindustrial, Biotechnology, Manufacturing, R&D and Life Science projects implementation. To put it simply, he is passionate about creating things that end up on your plate, safely. As the middle child of 3 boys growing up in The Netherlands, his passion for healthy foods came from being surrounded by high-tech greenhouses. The kid who picked vegetables at the age of 14 grew up to be an innovator with master's degrees in Biotechnology and Business. He became a team player who excels in motivating people and multicultural teams using 5 languages and has taken on multiple roles in order to support the global business goals and strategies. He thrives in organizations that are agents of change with impact throughout the world and enjoys a diversity of high-stakes challenges. I met him on his sabbatical from work where he's traveling the world to experience new cultures, new foods, and scuba diving. Oh, and he shares the top 5 things everyone should know about the Dutch. #careerpodcast #blackwomenpodcast #sustainability #sustainablefood #dutchtraveler
Apr 18, 202301:02:21
Wise & Wanders : I Got Scammed
Apr 11, 202317:38
"Travel is Not a Reward for Working, It's Education for Living" with Wander_Gays
Apr 04, 202301:46:32
“I’m Cold Baby, I’m Cold.”  SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 16, Episode 13
Apr 03, 202301:05:47
“You’ve Got A White Person’s Palate” SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 16, Episode 12
Mar 29, 202353:42
“I Realized I Have to Be Proud of Myself” with Erin Hattamer

“I Realized I Have to Be Proud of Myself” with Erin Hattamer

Erin Hattamer grew up in a small town with a Roman Catholic upbringing. Couple that with the opportunity to perform in theater since 4th grade and you have all the ingredients of a successful comedian/writer/actor, right?

Sort of.

Erin is funny, but Erin is practical. And comedy is an unstable career. She attempted to find stability in other areas until an academic route to comedy presented itself. This added a seriousness to her craft, particularly while working on her creative non-fiction writing thesis about her eating disorder. Erin took a break stress and un-funness by viewing refrigerator organization videos on Tik Tok. On a whim, she posted a comedic sketch that earned over a 1 million views overnight on TikTok.

Now, Erin is blazing a new path for an under 30 queer woman from Adam Sandler’s home state managing mental health who is using her platform for funny, but also to let people from different communities know they’re heard

Oh, we deep dive into her Semester At Sea experience, the one I only got to see on MTV.

#careerpodcast #blackwomenpodcast #lgbtq #comedy #tiktok #disorderedeating #mentalhealth

TIK TOK
Erin Hattamer

INSTAGRAM
@erinhatta
Mar 21, 202353:02
“Dinosaurs and Pineapples, That’s All Her”:   SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 16, Episodes 10 - 11
Mar 20, 202301:05:00
“If It Feels Like Release in Your Body, It’s Probably a Good Sign” with Samantha Sacchi

“If It Feels Like Release in Your Body, It’s Probably a Good Sign” with Samantha Sacchi

Samantha Sacchi’s family tree is rooted in entrepreneurship. Roots that stretch to Venezuela, Spain, Italy and Lebanon have given her a global perspective on how people determine their priorities. Procuring 2 bachelors degrees and a masters degrees in different countries helped her set a gauge for difficulty in pursuit of a goal. It showed her that earning hard things requires hard word. Submitting resumes to countless of jobs after college, waiting to be picked for an entry-level position felt neither hard, nor earned. Samantha’s style was more the “re-tool the job description of an internship so well that they offer you a full-time role”.
Until it wasn’t.
A health scare during a time when she grinding in her career lead her to spend 8 life-changing days in Spain. Eight days to know that her next path had to align with her emotions and her passions. She spent a year in Australia undoing the career path to build her new vocation. Now, Samantha expands consciousness and brings her clients back to their souls through teaching, facilitation, coaching, mentoring and consulting. Through her business, The Self Club, she creates powerful spaces and programs for people to experience their true power. Samantha has lived in a dozen cities across 4 continents and has no doubt that the bottom line of life is Love. All her work leads back to that.
Oh, and we dive into the role the expectations of your parents plays in the career choices of their children. And it’s a doozy!
THE SELF CLUB
theself.club
INSTAGRAM
@sami.sacchi
Mar 14, 202301:12:30
“No is a Complete Sentence” : SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 16, Episode 9
Mar 06, 202359:17
"Minimalist is the New 'I Hate You'": SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 16, Episodes 7-8
Feb 27, 202301:11:34
"You'll Find Boredom in the Absence of a Good Idea": SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 16, Episode 6
Feb 11, 202301:07:40
“You DON’T Complete Me”: SIBLINGS TAKE ON… MAFS Season 16, Episode 5
Feb 08, 202352:27
“All Boobs are Good”: SIBLINGS TAKE ON… MAFS Season 16, Episodes 2 - 4
Jan 29, 202346:59
Wise & Wanders: 1 Month in Colombia with Me

Wise & Wanders: 1 Month in Colombia with Me

Wise & Wanders features the good, the bad and the ugly of a Black woman in her late 40s living, working and traveling abroad.

In this episode, I wander through:

  • Living on a grand ain't grand
  • You put your cell phone where?
  • Colombia "fits" me
  • Visible lines - panties and all
  • Gotta get up to slow down
  • Renting an apartment from Bonnie & Clyde

#travelcouple #blackandabroad #blackwomenpodcast #colombia #expat #blackexpat

Jan 24, 202301:01:48
“Success and Action in Equity are Sparked by Authentic Relationships “ with Katrina Austria Marrero
Jan 17, 202356:20
“You Prayed to Marry Someone You Don’t Know?”: SIBLINGS TAKE ON… MAFS Season 16, Episode 1

“You Prayed to Marry Someone You Don’t Know?”: SIBLINGS TAKE ON… MAFS Season 16, Episode 1

“Siblings Take on MAFS" where a divorced, GenX, middle sister and veteran viewer of "Married at First Sight" discusses the show with her married, Millennial, rookie watcher little brother. In this episode, we take on: -  New Year, New Us! -  Old Souls, strippers and missing vape pens -  Can someone be too much, even if their tattoos are fire? - Being jealous of a few friend -  The season’s Tia & Tamara Mowry -  The kiss of death of attraction -  Leading with fashion -  Misunderstanding of “humble beginnings” - Couple Roulette - Apologies to past participants Oh, and little brother’s dog barks the entire hour. #mafs #marriedatfirstsight #marriedatfirstsightsandiego #siblingpodcast #recappodcast Contact us! siblingstakeonpodcast@gmail.com
Jan 11, 202301:04:46
"I Don’t Mind Sticking Out, Other People Treating You Like You Stick Out is the Problem" with Denaya Jones-Reid
Dec 21, 202256:05
"Black Women Can do Anything… Including Owning a Scuba Dive Shop" with Celine Monfort

"Black Women Can do Anything… Including Owning a Scuba Dive Shop" with Celine Monfort

Celine Monfort grew up in the very beautiful French Caribbean island of Martinique. This Type A child was focused on becoming a lion veterinarian in Africa and attended an intensive preparation school after high school to get her there. Interactions with super smart students who were the teensiest bit ignorant pivoted her veterinary path to one where she earned a masters degree in economics and marketing. Eight years in ultra-competitive cosmetic marketing industry in role most people would leave after 2 months gave her the skills she needed to excel in the scuba dive industry. Since then, her life opened to a career as both a documentarian and scuba dive shop owner. One who rarely gets to scuba dive, but one who is changing the face of the industry.

Oh, and we debate what makes a rum and coke the “real” rum and coke.

TRAVEL 2 SEA

https://www.travel2sea.com

RICH COAST DIVING

https://richcoastdiving.com

INSTAGRAM

@travel2sea

@richcoastdiving

Dec 13, 202201:26:25
"Heartbreak, Disappointment, and Being Lied to Don’t Have a Color” with Coach Ed
Dec 06, 202201:06:25
I CAN Quit You: A Chronicle of Bad Managers with Me
Nov 15, 202237:08
“Hey Kettle, You’re Black”: SIBLINGS TAKE ON…MAFS Season 15, Reunion 1 &2
Nov 12, 202259:40
I'd Do It For A Hug and A High-Five with Meredith Steele
Nov 01, 202237:24
“Lie to Me a Little Bit, Bro”: SIBLINGS TAKE ON…MAFS Season 15, Decision Day

“Lie to Me a Little Bit, Bro”: SIBLINGS TAKE ON…MAFS Season 15, Decision Day

“Siblings Take on MAFS" where a divorced, GenX, veteran viewer of "Married at First Sight" discusses the show with her married, Millennial, rookie watching brother.

In this episode, we take on:

-  Justin’s grand gestures

-  Nate’s mommy issues

-  Mitch’s aggressive honesty

-  Miguel’s controlling?

Oh, and we share our snap judgements about the Nashville couple cast photos thanks to MAFS Fan.

#mafs #marriedatfirstsight #marriedatfirstsightsandiego

Contact us!

siblingstakeonpodcast@gmail.com

Oct 29, 202259:00
I Would Rather Be Straight Than Have Anxiety with Vickto_Willy
Oct 25, 202201:02:16
Married At First Sight: Season 15, Episode 16 - Chisme Queens & Siblings Take On... Podcasts

Married At First Sight: Season 15, Episode 16 - Chisme Queens & Siblings Take On... Podcasts

I reached out to a dynamic podcasting team to record a cross-over episode and they said yes!

Listen to the insightfully funny friends and podcasters, Stephanie and Igby from the Chisme Queens Podcast to provide unsolicited commentary with my brother and me on “Married At First Sight “— a reality show that pairs complete strangers for a legally binding marriage for 8 weeks to answer the question ‘How much are people willing to embarrass themselves publicly for social media follows?”.

Before we deep dive into our thoughts and predictions for Season 15 San Diego participants; we get to know each other, reveal which cast member we’d date, and share our own High School Yearbook- inspired “Most Likely To..”

#mafs #mafssandiego#podcast #podcastcrossover
Oct 23, 202201:26:32
I Got a Degree in a Country Where Having a Degree Tends to Be a Good Thing with Tayne & Ade

I Got a Degree in a Country Where Having a Degree Tends to Be a Good Thing with Tayne & Ade

Tayne is a brand manager in product marketing. Ade works in communications for the government. Born to Nigerian parents who were supportive (but not psycho) about their educations; they each earned master's degrees. These very accomplished women also happen to love reality TV shows and created "Altar Call: A Married at First Sight Podcast". At its core, their podcast is two friends who are rooting for love, but side-eyeing the foolishness along the way. They deep dive into the psychology of the contestants, the impact of the "experts" on these legally binding marriages, show ratings, and a "Where Are They Now" of past participants. They join me to talk about the real work that goes into putting out a just-for-fun podcast when one of you is Type A and has a hard and fast rule about podcasts that open with idle host banter, and other is super organized but would still like to outsource some aspects of the job. The three of us meander from Married at First Sight (MAFS) to the challenges Bravo is currently facing with race, why "Love is Blind" had an impeccable first season, and a tiny teaser about the upcoming season of MAFS in their hometown of Houston, TX. Oh, and I learn why Yvonne Orji's impersonation of her parents' Nigerian accent is a little annoying.

PODCAST
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/altar-call-a-married-at-first-sight-podcast/id1522401890
INSTAGRAM
www.instagram.com/altarcallmafs
TWITTER
twitter.com/altarcallmafs
PATREON
www.patreon.com/AltarCallMAFS

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Nadine Ijewere - First Black Woman to Shoot a Cover for American Vogue
www.instagram.com/nadineijewere/?hl=en
www.thecut.com/2021/03/photographer-nadine-ijewere-makes-history-with-vogue.html
Oct 17, 202201:02:33
A Love Letter to Family, Chicago and TJ Lavin with Jacquis Neal
Oct 11, 202201:21:40
The One Where I Moved to Costa Rica

The One Where I Moved to Costa Rica

Recap of the first 7 months of our experience relocating to Costa Rica.  I share the expectations I had vs. the reality of moving, working, saving money, how our friends and family have responded, integrating into the culture, and my relationship with Scuba Steve. 

Oh, and I get intimately acquainted with term "trailing spouse".

Oct 04, 202244:40
All Things are Possible Through Pleasure with Toran McGill
Sep 20, 202201:16:35
The Little Mermaid is Black, Mama!: SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 15, Episode 11

The Little Mermaid is Black, Mama!: SIBLINGS TAKE ON...MAFS Season 15, Episode 11

“Siblings Take on MAFS" where a divorced, GenX, veteran viewer of "Married at First Sight" discusses the show with her married, Millennial, rookier watching brother.

In this episode, we take on:

-  Jarred’s review of Boston Mark’s polo

-  Dr. Pepper earning her check

-  Needy partners

-  A second opinion for Maya

-  Morgan is out, Nate is in

Oh, and we share the first time we said “I Love You” in our respective relationships. #mafs #marriedatfirstsight

Contact us!

siblingstakeonpodcast@gmail.com

Sep 17, 202201:22:20
I Love Hiring People Smarter Than Myself with Rob Poynor

I Love Hiring People Smarter Than Myself with Rob Poynor

When Rob Poynor was 7 or 8 years old, he went to a parade and decided he would be in a marching band when when he went to college. When he was recruited to a scholastically competitive university that offered to pay for half of his tuition, he declined the offer because the school didn't have a marching band.
From a kid growing up in rural, isolated Arkansas; higher education was prominent in the state. Only, he didn't know many people who actually went, so it was a surprise when people snickered at his plan to study law with no intention of becoming an attorney. Rob's plan was simply to pursue things he was interested in, good at, and helped others. And he was doing well. His first year was a breeze. Then a revelation about his sexuality and the confusion of what that would mean to his friends and family changed that path.
Rob worked in accounting. He kept a business owner and his wife from spending all their money on useless stuff. He opened a comedy club. No matter what he did, he somehow consistently ended up in higher education. And stayed there for 33 years. Recently retired, he reflects on how his servant leader style, allyship, and "bull in a China closet" approach to diversity, equity and inclusion made him the professional that his students needed, his staff admired, and the higher ups feared.
Oh, and he shares how Arkansas has a culture of its own.
Sep 13, 202201:44:53
It’s a Stone, But It’s Not a Milestone: 
SIBLINGS TAKE ON…MAFS Season 15, Episode 10

It’s a Stone, But It’s Not a Milestone: SIBLINGS TAKE ON…MAFS Season 15, Episode 10

“Siblings Take on MAFS" where a divorced, GenX, veteran viewer of "Married at First Sight" discusses the show with her married, Millennial, rookie watching brother. In this episode, we take on: -  Falling in love vs loving someone -  Calling your partner an asshole - Ignoring red flags -  Difference between sensitive & soft -  Asking for what you need -  Being yourself the right way Oh, and Jarred talks about pumping out his dog to help single men meet women. #mafs #marriedatfirstsight #podcasting Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash
Sep 11, 202201:27:27
Have a Memorable Experience and Leave Only Your Footprint Behind with Sadie Jordan

Have a Memorable Experience and Leave Only Your Footprint Behind with Sadie Jordan

Sadie Jordan describes herself as never one to be quiet. Raised in the northeast of the United States where cultures other than hers were the focus, she was heavily influenced by the Afro-Costa Rican women in her family who put social justice on a pedestal. Education and excellence were modeled by these influential women and Sadie knew she had big shoes to fill, only she wasn’t sure how.

She worked in a variety of jobs where she excelled, but none were in service of her passion for travel or social justice. A chance encounter at a hostel during a solo trip exposed her the tourism industry. She immediately enrolled at a community college with a surprisingly robust tourism program and the resources this adult learner needed academically and personally. Sadie became the go-to person for culturally-based experiences at the tourism company she worked for, something her Harvard-graduate colleagues could not. She collected research, created itineraries, and proposed countless ideas to her management on curating experiences for people of color that could set them apart in the industry. When those proposals fell on deaf ears, she knew she had the skills to do it on her own and founded Soul Life Travel.

Soul Life Travel specializes in unique, authentic, carefully design tours that include the Afro-Costa Rican and Afro-Latinx heritage and culture that are often left out of Costa Rican travel itineraries. Additionally, they partner with locally-run providers in order to combat the irresponsible tourism that creates an intensifying threat to local culture the exploitation of local communities. Soul Life Travel removes the burden from travelers to find experiences that speak to them.

Oh, and she shares how wilding out in Atlanta changed her life.

SOUL LIFE TRAVEL

https://soullifetravel.net

BLACK TRAVEL ALLIANCE

https://blacktravelalliance.org

TRAVEL NOIRE

https://travelnoire.com

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE

https://nmaahc.si.edu

BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

https://www.bhcc.edu 


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Randall Arauz graduated from the University of Costa Rica in 1988. His early career was focused on sea turtle conservation, when he worked as the Administrator of the Green Turtle Research Station and then as the Director of the Leatherback National Park in the early 90s. Throughout the 90s he worked as an associate researcher at the University of Costa Rica and founded the Costa Rican NGO PRETOMA in 1997 to initiate on-going community-based sea turtle conservation projects and to seek solutions for the high shrimp trawling induced mortality on sea turtles.
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CENTER FOR THE RESCUE OF ENDANGERED MARINE SPECIES (CREMA)
www.cremacr.org/en/
CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FRAUNA AND FLORA (CITES)
cites.org/eng
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