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Dropping In

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At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

Location:

United States

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At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

Language:

English


Episodes

Filling Her Shoes: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder on Grief & Gratitude

1/22/2021
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder became a second mother to her first son when she married his widowed dad. Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family is a series of snapshots of the moments of becoming a second mother to a little boy whose first had been taken. This is a sweet-bitter, happy-ending story of family, revealing that love and loss, grief and gratitude are not opposites, but co-habitants in any family and that patterns of past family abuse can be broken. Filling Her Shoes has been...

Duration:00:49:10

Building Bridges -- The Engineer's Wife with Tracey Enerson Wood

1/15/2021
Emily Warren Roebling refuses to live conventionally?she’s determined to make change; knows who she is and what she wants. But then her husband Wash asks the unthinkable: give up her dreams to make his possible. Emily’s fight for women’s suffrage is put on hold, and her life transformed when Wash, the Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, is injured on the job. Untrained for the task, but under his guidance, she assumes his role, despite stern resistance and overwhelming obstacles. Lines...

Duration:00:52:57

Motherling, A Walk: How Camino de Santiago Healed Jen Hutchison

1/8/2021
Jen Hutchison took a personal pilgrimage through Spain in 2013 on the Camino Santiago. At special landmarks, chosen-by-whimsy, she placed sachets of the ashes and memorial notes for her first born son along the pilgrims’ pathway. Raif died in 2012. Jen immersed herself in the healing air of the outdoors and the special human energy of the Camino, saturated in her thoughts and reflections on life, joy and grief, marking the passage with the celebration of a young life ended too soon and...

Duration:00:53:57

A Plant-Based New Year Resolution? KickinVegan with Britt Taylor!

1/1/2021
Have you been curious about the Plant Based way? This is your place to learn how to join the Gorgeous, Sexy, Fun, Exciting Plant- Based Life. Maybe you have some questions: Is it a diet? A lifestyle? Is it good for me? Can I lose weight? Can I gain muscle? Is it tasty? Is it Fun? If you are ready to let it rip or just want to learn more and maybe stick a toe in, start here! We're not here to tell anyone how right or wrong they are. It is here to show you how fun, easy, delicious and healthy...

Duration:00:57:28

Messenger: A Novel @ 16 Podcast Episodes by Liz Keller Whitehurst

12/25/2020
MESSENGER is the story of a mysterious old woman who delivers life-changing messages to seemingly random people all over New York City and Alana, a young journalist determined to uncover Messenger’s story. Who is this mysterious old woman? Why does she give people messages? How does she know what to put in the message? In the surprise ending, Alana discovers what their journey together is really all about and meanwhile there's a love story brewing at Starbucks. (Ha-ha!) Author Liz Whitehurst...

Duration:00:53:50

Visionary Women: Andrea Barnet on How Four Women Change the World

12/18/2020
Change is sometimes sparked by unexpected characters—outsiders whose clarity of vision and strength of purpose can catalyze a revolution. VISIONARY WOMEN: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World (Ecco; On-sale March 13, 2018) is the story of four renegades who profoundly shaped the world we live in today. Together these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power...

Duration:00:55:58

The Fourteenth of September: Rita Dragonette - Movements & I.D.'s

12/11/2020
The Fourteenth of September portrays a pivotal time at the peak of the Vietnam War through the rare perspective of a young woman, tracing her path of self-discovery and a “Coming of Conscience.” Judy’s story speaks to the poignant clash of young adulthood, early feminism, and war, offering an ageless inquiry into the domestic politics of protest when the world stops making sense. How do movements like Black Lives Matter relate to what happened during the Vietnam War protests? If you look at...

Duration:00:55:28

SHRUG by Lisa Braver Moss: How A Girl Escapes Domestic Violence

12/4/2020
Come join us for a revealing look at domestic violence against children through an award winning novel by author Lisa Braver Moss, herself the victim of domestic violence. How do children cope, survive, even thrive, and ultimately escape the throes of parents who are their sole means of support, their authority figure, and source of love. How do these ideals get twisted to fit the new meaning of family? How does family propel one toward one's truth? Drop in & find out. AWARDS that Shrug has...

Duration:00:55:44

What's Your Life Purpose & Passion? Brian Hill, Master Astrologer

11/20/2020
*Drum roll* for our next guest: Brian Hill, who has an uncanny knack for helping you find your life purpose and passion! An astrologer for the NYT and other publications, and author of The Ace of Wands – Brian can situate his clients in the real world of the moment, reach into their past and gently encourage their future course. He truly merits the titles humanistic astrologer and renaissance healer/ alchemist. Join us for a synergistic conversation Friday, November 20, at 11 am EST! Brian...

Duration:00:46:56

The Ninja's Blade: Tori Eldridge Talks Cross-Cultural Empowerment

11/13/2020
Lily Wong—a Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja—has more trouble than she was bargaining for when controlling grandparents arrive in Los Angeles from Hong Kong just as she goes undercover in the dangerous world of youth sex trafficking. As she hunts for a kidnapped prostitution victim, a missing high school girl, and a sociopathic trafficker, members of a murderous street gang hunt for her. Life would be easier if Lily knew who to trust. But when victims are villains, villains are victims,...

Duration:00:55:31

A Killing Fire: Faye Snowden's Crime Fiction Escapist Thriller

11/6/2020
Join us as we open the escape hatch from national news headlines to enter a place of imagination, mystery, suspense, and finely drawn characters riddled with motives both hidden and all too obvious. Drop In with Fay Snowden, creator of: Raven Burns spent a lifetime running from the sins of her father, notorious serial killer Floyd “Fire” Burns. Now a Louisiana homicide detective, Raven is still running, because Floyd’s voice is always in her head, shadowing her steps, reminding her of who...

Duration:00:55:51

Muslim Women Are Everything with Dr. Seema Yasmin, Mythbuster!

10/30/2020
Tired of seeing Muslim women portrayed as weak, sheltered, and limited, journalist Seema Yasmin reframes how the world sees them, to reveal everything they CAN do and the incredible, stereotype-shattering ways they are doing it. Featuring 40 full-color illustrations by illustrator Fahmida Azim throughout, Muslim Women Are Everything is a celebration of the ways in which past and present Muslim women from around the world are singing, dancing, reading, writing, laughing, experimenting,...

Duration:00:49:47

Between Inca Walls: Choosing Between Religious Rules & Giving in to Desire, by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre

10/23/2020
At twenty-one, Evelyn is naïve about life and love. Raised in a small Montana town, she moves at age sixteen with her devout Catholic family to California. There, she is drawn to Latino culture when she works among the migrant workers. During the summer of her junior year in college, Evelyn travels to a small Mexican town to help set up a school and a library?which whets her appetite for a life full of purpose and adventure. After graduation, Evelyn joins the Peace Corps and performs...

Duration:00:54:13

When a Toy Dog Became a Wolf ... Hendrika de Vries on the Resistance and Nazis in The Netherlands

10/16/2020
How does a girl become an empowered woman? Born when girls were to be housewives and mothers, a Dutch “daddy’s girl” in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam learns about female empowerment when her father is deported to a POW camp in Germany and her mother joins the Resistance. Freedoms taken for granted are eroded with escalating brutality by men with swastika armbands who aim to exterminate those they deem “inferior” and those who do not obey. “Don’t let them make you afraid,” her mother says, when...

Duration:00:54:15

Luz, A Novel: Debra Thomas on An Immigrant's Border Crossing to Find the Meaning of Home

10/9/2020
Family devotion & compassion: Alma Cruz wishes her willful teenage daughter, Luz, could know the truth about her past, but Luz can never know about the journey Alma took to the US to find her missing father when she was a young woman. Alma’s father knows her better than anyone else, encouraging her love of math and her dreams of becoming a teacher, so when he disappears in 1997 after leaving Oaxaca to work on farms in California, a part of her is lost as well. After three years of poverty,...

Duration:00:54:53

Becoming Crystal Clear: Dropping Gems with Devi Brown!

10/2/2020
Self-Discovery, Pop Culture and tool’s for your Spiritual Journey. Dropping Gems with Devi Brown is a show dedicated to demystifying personal growth through Devi’s observations and conscious conversations with familiar faces. Never before have we faced the tests and challenges we now do. We're finding out what we're made of and that we're stronger than we may have believed. Break it down with Devi Brown -- from the centuries of trauma that have hopefully finally turned toward the positive...

Duration:00:52:30

Poetic License: A Memoir by Gretchen Cherington -- Life with & Betrayal by a Famous Father

9/25/2020
At age forty, with two children and a new consulting company she’d recently founded, Gretchen Cherington, daughter of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Richard Eberhart, faced a dilemma: Should she protect her parents’ well-crafted family myths while continuing to silence her own voice? Or was it time to challenge those myths and speak her truth?even the unbearable truth that her generous and kind father had sexually violated her? In this powerful memoir, aided by her father’s extensive archives...

Duration:01:00:00

Move On MotherF*cker! By Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt: How to Own Your Own Sh*tshow!

9/18/2020
A global pandemic, disastrous climate events, erratic U.S. politics and … murder hornets? 2020 has been rough, and our inner voice doesn’t have a problem reminding us. Tell it to f*ck off with this new irreverent, laugh-out-loud guide, “Move on Motherf*cker,” by board-certified psychologist Jodie Eckleberry-Hunt. When we’re anxious, stressed, or fearful, the negative voice in our heads can be extremely powerful. It tells us we’re not smart or attractive enough. It berates us for our...

Duration:01:00:00

Surviving Rape & Learning to Thrive Afterward: A Fierce Belief in Miracles by Anne Heck

9/11/2020
My Journey from Rape to Healing and Wellness: When faced with overwhelming hardship, what we believe makes all the difference. This inspiring memoir offers the gripping and uplifting details of a story that sparked national interest. At age twenty-six, Anne was brutally raped by a stranger while riding her bicycle. Years later, still seeking to heal from this trauma, Anne stands alone in her living room and claims her desired belief aloud: “This is my year of strength.” Her clear intention...

Duration:00:54:20

The Con Job: Getting Ahead for Competence @ a World Obsessed w/ Confidence Dr. Suzanne Doyle-Morris

9/4/2020
Traditional definitions equating confidence with a showy bravado that ’takes no prisoners’ are outdated - think about it; in the UK and USA, the white, middle class, extrovert leaders we have embody “confidence” - it’s a BIG PART of why they got elected and their underlying belief that “they always know best” is why our countries were slow to react to Covid. BUT - the fight has actually depended on our hospital workers, transport workers, delivery drivers, teachers and carers. Yet these...

Duration:00:55:50