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The Tragedy Academy is a show created to bridge societal divides in a judgment-free zone using candor and humor. Welcome to class… Each week at the academy we look at society through a microscope, dissect human nature, and clown around without risk of getting sent to that special desk in the corner. Adjunct professors and student teachers drop in to teach us about life from a different point of view. Pass us a note on social media and let us know what subject you’d like to hear about next. Or teach us something new. See you, next class… Be cool. Keep learning.

The Tragedy Academy is a show created to bridge societal divides in a judgment-free zone using candor and humor. Welcome to class… Each week at the academy we look at society through a microscope, dissect human nature, and clown around without risk of getting sent to that special desk in the corner. Adjunct professors and student teachers drop in to teach us about life from a different point of view. Pass us a note on social media and let us know what subject you’d like to hear about next. Or teach us something new. See you, next class… Be cool. Keep learning.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Tragedy Academy is a show created to bridge societal divides in a judgment-free zone using candor and humor. Welcome to class… Each week at the academy we look at society through a microscope, dissect human nature, and clown around without risk of getting sent to that special desk in the corner. Adjunct professors and student teachers drop in to teach us about life from a different point of view. Pass us a note on social media and let us know what subject you’d like to hear about next. Or teach us something new. See you, next class… Be cool. Keep learning.

Language:

English

Contact:

4076179202


Episodes

Sarah Donna - Like a cold Mcdonald's Sprite

11/21/2022
Summary This episode is about kicking back and discussing random things as friends do. Our OG guest this week is episode 4 alumni Sarah Donna, five-time Miss Michigan, circus trapeze artist, actress, influencer, model, and grilled cheese connoisseur. With such incredible accomplishments, you could not ask for a more humble and gracious guest, not to mention hilarious. Random Topic 1: Sarah shares her Sunday recipe for a bloody Mary with grilled cheese. Everyone loves a warm grilled...

Duration:01:03:12

Deborah Driggs - A Healing Path

11/14/2022
Everyone, at some point in life, will be brought down to their knees because of pain and suffering, no matter how much they endure it. But it’s not the end; that moment can be the time for your life to change. Tune in as Deborah Driggs discusses how she overcame her addictions and entered the worlds of real estate, investments, and insurance despite being in her 40s, broke, and having three kids to support. Summary: Facing the time when we lose hope and are brought down to the ground is...

Duration:01:01:38

Dr Margit Muller - NLP & Falconry

11/7/2022
Obtaining a healthy mentality is challenging as people must fight their fears and trauma, dive deep into their minds to be aware of it and slowly begin to process it. Tune in as Dr. Margit Muller discusses how one can release the anxieties and burdens ingrained in their body and then return to a state of peace and serenity. She will also discuss how animals support people in remaining happy despite adversity. Summary: A healthy mental state is complex, significantly if it has been affected...

Duration:00:54:39

Juni Bucher "Tata Cancer"

10/31/2022
The journey after cancer, or any disease, is one to be reckoned with, and it is not simple and takes time, patience, and strong support from your loved ones. Tune in as Juni Bucher discusses how she managed life during her cancer journey and how she uses therapy to aid individuals, both survivors and those presently facing this disease. Summary: You feel alone when you know you have cancer and are going through one of the most difficult times of your life. Discover how we can be there for...

Duration:01:01:03

Ultimate Fighter James Krause

10/24/2022
Some things hold us down and keep us from achieving success. Identifying those holding you back and learning how to change and improve over time is what you need to do. Tune in to the Tragedy Academy Podcast as Ultimate Fighter, entrepreneur, and podcaster James Krause shares his journey to becoming a successful and inspirational man. He will share what he does and his mindset to achieve where he is now. Open your mind to the pieces of knowledge and tips to earn your name. Summary: The...

Duration:00:54:58

Ultimate Fighter Kelvin Gastelum

10/17/2022
The Techniques, Experiences, and Stories of Kelvin Gastelum as a Professional in Mixed Martial Arts in the UFC. Are you a fighter? Are you interested in martial arts? In today's episode, Gary and Jay welcome a well-known professional mixed martial arts artist, Kelvin Gastelum. Please tune in to The Tragedy Academy Podcast as Kevin Gastelum shares various stories and experiences he has had in mixed martial arts. Summary: Did you know that MMA is all about deception? How do fighters observe...

Duration:01:03:15

Mike Talerico - Skydiving

10/10/2022
Summary In this episode, Jay welcomes Mike Talerico to shed light on what it’s like to be a professional skydiver. Mike is a competitive skydiver who’s done over 2,900 jumps throughout his career. Pretty wild, right? Skydiving is often a life-changing experience for the average person… but how has it changed Mike’s life? What drove him to start skydiving in the first place? Listen in to gain insight into life as a pro skydiver, how competitive skydiving works, and the weirdest/riskiest...

Duration:01:02:10

Dan Lambert - American Top Team & AEW

10/3/2022
Summary: In this episode of the Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes Dan Lambert, owner of American Top Team, the legendary MMA gym. Dan grew American Top Team from an amateur MMA gym, doing it only for the love of the game, to one of the country's top professional sports gyms. He unknowingly became a pioneer of the sport and will go down in history as one of the firsts. Key Topics Discussed: 🤼 [07:34] Getting into wrestling after MMA ❎ [12:50] Intersection between MMA and wrestling 🎭...

Duration:00:54:00

Heather Jess - Momma Squad

9/26/2022
Are you a parent? This episode is for you! Tune in as Jay welcomes Heather Jess to talk about post-partum depression, the challenges of being a parent, and the power of community support in raising children. Heather Jess is the creator of MommaSquad, a blog about motherhood, being a military wife, and so much more. Listen in as Heather shares her thoughts on overcoming post-partum depression, teaching empathy and compassion to your kids, and the benefits of having a community to rely on...

Duration:01:02:02

Kerri McKinney "Perfectly Imperfect"

9/19/2022
In this episode, Jay and Gary welcome Kerri McKinney to talk about the highs and lows of being an alcoholic and getting sober. Kerri is an empowerment coach, energy healer, and speaker who is also a recovering alcoholic who started drinking when she was at an astonishing 12 years old. She used to be ashamed of her past, but everything changed when she started embracing it. Now, Kerri is helping others do the same. Listen in to hear how Kerri overcame her alcoholism and depression, what life...

Duration:00:55:31

Iden Crockett

9/12/2022
Summary *TW: This episode contains discussions of suicide; please listen with caution.* This week on the podcast, Jay welcomes Iden Crockett. Iden is a true Renaissance woman: artist, writer, photographer, musician, and so much more, but this has been her second lease on life. Iden was a paramedic and firefighter for 25 years before being forced out of her job after she came out as trans. Her art has since been a vehicle for discussing her experience with PTSD, gender dysphoria,...

Duration:01:10:53

Olivia Blair - Body Dysmorphia

9/5/2022
Summary This week Jay welcomes actress Olivia Blair to the podcast. Today, Olivia pursues her passions of acting and film, however she hasn't always been able to live as her authentic self. Olivia first began to struggle with body dysmorphia in high school, when the pressures of media encouraged her to form a distorted body image. Jay reveals that he can relate to Olivia's struggle because he also suffered from body dysmorphia growing up. Both Jay and Olivia agree that the pressures young...

Duration:00:42:12

Sip The Motivational Kid, Deandre Smith

8/29/2022
Summary *TW* - This episode discusses experiences with death and violence that may be upsetting for some listeners. Please listen with caution. This week The Tragedy Academy is honored to have Deandre "Sip the Kid" Smith on the show. These days Deandre is an actor and motivational speaker, but in 2018 he was handed one crushing blow after another with the deaths of his brother, mother, and grandmother in a matter of months. Rather than give in to street mentality, the love of his children...

Duration:00:56:32

TRUJETTY, Jetty Nieuwenhuis - The Rebel Influencer

8/22/2022
Summary This week's episode of The Tragedy Academy features speaker, model, and wellness advocate, Jetty Nieuwenhuis. Despite having the following of an influencer, Jetty rejects the perfect curated image of the influencer and instead uses her platform to inspire others to pursue their dreams unapologetically. The guys and Jetty discuss the difficulties they've encountered building the lives they want, but they wouldn't have it any other way. Whatever the topic, Jetty emphasizes the...

Duration:00:57:00

The Tragedy Academy Library

8/15/2022
Summary The Tragedy Academy is excited to present a new regular feature for the show: TA Library. In this episode, TA librarian Jennifer steps out from behind the curtain to talk about what academics can expect from these after-school study sessions. There will be some history, some mystery, and as always we'll be bridging social divides. This time, the guys discuss the last time they were in a public library, and the role of libraries in the digital age. The main thing to take away:...

Duration:01:26:46

Artem Lobov - The Russian Hammer

8/8/2022
Summary Gary brings another inspiring guest to the show: Artem Lobov. A former MMA fighter and boxer, Artem is taking the opportunity of an early retirement to not only protect his health, but explore who he is outside of the sport. This includes writing a book about his life, starting a clothing brand, and getting into the whiskey business - which he sees as a way of giving back to Ireland, his home since he was a teenager. Gary and Jay also talk with Artem about the misconceptions and...

Duration:00:57:29

Detention

8/1/2022
Summary Welcome to the Tragedy Academy's very first detention episode! With the teachers away, Jay and Gary get up to more shenanigans and our favorite delinquents have brought some seriously heavy-hitting topics. From Teddy Ruxpin bumping Wu Tang Clan in church to nightmarish ER visits, they've got it all. Plus special announcements on new ventures for the Tragedy Academy! Don't miss out! Episode Highlights 🎵 90's Music 💉 ER Visits 🐊 Florida Man 🏎️ Ruining rental cars 🥽 Safety...

Duration:00:40:29

Sam Suarez a.k.a. High Noon

7/25/2022
Summary On the show this week is tattoo artist and actor, Sam Suarez, a.k.a High Noon. A star of Tattoo Nightmares Miami, Sam offers a unique insider perspective into the art of tattooing, as well as how he has translated that experience into acting. Plenty of bad tattoos are discussed, as well as the larger themes of transparency and transformation. Make sure you don't miss out on this contribution to our larger discussion of authenticity! Episode Highlights 🤠 Moving To The Midwest 🎨...

Duration:01:12:27

Vince Murdock - Moyamoya Fighter

7/18/2022
Summary This week we're joined by professional fighter and Moyamoya survivor Vince Murdock. Vince has gone through a lot of setbacks in life: Others may have crumpled, but Vince proved his fighting spirit and returned from it all. You won't want to miss this episode as Vince shares parts of his challenging childhood and how it has affected raising his son. The group discusses the merits of alternative medicines and fighting as a universal language and art form. Episode Highlights 👑...

Duration:01:05:25

Bobby Maximus

7/11/2022
Summary This episode we welcome professional fighter, Bobby Maximus, to the show. A long-time friend of Gary's, the two first met on the set of The Ultimate Fighter years ago and discuss their shared experience on the show. Bobby also shares his experience of growing up in a community that focused on generosity and acts of service - he credits this upbringing as the source of his philosophy today: kindness is what makes the world go 'round. Living out his dreams, pursuing his hobbies -...

Duration:01:06:57