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Special Chronicles is a talk and interview style audio podcast where Daniel talks about respecting those with disabilities and his Special Olympics message. As a Special Olympics Illinois athlete and Global Messenger (speaker), Daniel shares the Special Olympics message with the intent to educate and inform others about people with disabilities.

Special Chronicles is a talk and interview style audio podcast where Daniel talks about respecting those with disabilities and his Special Olympics message. As a Special Olympics Illinois athlete and Global Messenger (speaker), Daniel shares the Special Olympics message with the intent to educate and inform others about people with disabilities.
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Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

Special Chronicles is a talk and interview style audio podcast where Daniel talks about respecting those with disabilities and his Special Olympics message. As a Special Olympics Illinois athlete and Global Messenger (speaker), Daniel shares the Special Olympics message with the intent to educate and inform others about people with disabilities.

Language:

English

Contact:

630-384-9137


Episodes

SCP286: Courage To Be Kind

4/15/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 286, Daniel Smrokowski talks with Rena Rosen, founder of Art of Compassion and co-author of The Courage to Be Kind: Will You Be Sam or Ellie?. Tune-in as Rena and Daniel talk about: How they first meet thanks to Changing The Face of Beauty’s #FaceMyBeauty Couch Series; Rena’s work as a pre-school teacher; Photo […]

Duration:00:54:43

SCP285: Running For The Inclusion Revolution

4/11/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 285, Daniel Smrokowski and friend of the show Bree Bogucki returns on this show to discuss: Our 2018 Polar Plunge; April as Autism Awareness Month; Bree’s Behind-The-Scenes Stories filming Video for 2018 Inspire Greatness Gala Video for Special Olympics Illinois; Special Olympics & United Airlines Partnership; Bree’s Fun Video with Tim Shriver eating […]

Duration:00:20:25

SCP283: Creative Spirit

3/19/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 283, Daniel Smrokowski talks with Laurel Rossi and Gina Grillo, co-founders of Creative Spirit, which creates and supports the successful placement of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) at the most creative, forward-thinking companies in the world. Tune-in to hear Laurel and Gina discuss the Backstory of Creative Spirit including it’s history […]

Duration:00:49:59

SCP282: Previewing Dear Mom, Conference 2018

3/16/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 282, Daniel Smrokowski talks with Amy Amaradio and Mercedes Lara, co-founders of the Dear Mom, Conference 2018 in Laguna Beach, CA. Tune-in to our entertaining & informative conversation with tons of spoiler exclusives for their conference. We discuss: Amy & Mercedes and each of their young children diagnosed with Down syndrome; How […]

Duration:01:18:16

SCP281: DanTalks Spread The Word To End The Word 2018 LIVE From Oneida, IL

3/9/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 281, Daniel Smrokowski gives two talks live at R.O.W.V.A. Jr./High School & Elementary School in Oneida, IL. Tune-in as Daniel talks to approximately 500 jr. high/high school & elementary students on his backstory of being diagnosed with special needs, how the r-word has affected him, his experiences in Special Olympics, Messages from […]

Duration:01:05:38

SCP280: TuesdayswithTeresa: Respect Is Golden!

3/7/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 280, Daniel Smrokowski and Teresa Crudele-Seidel, assistant director of digital marketing at Special Olympics Illinois, co-host our Tuesday’s with Teresa Series, bringing you behind-the-scenes of the Special Olympics movement! Tune-in on this year’s Spread The Word To End The Word Day (March 7th) as we discuss: How the r-word has affected Teresa; […]

Duration:00:07:10

SCP279: AbleFinder #IAMABLE

3/5/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 279, Daniel Smrokowski talks with Summer Kugel, CEO & Co-Founder of AbleFinder, an Australian Non-For-Profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of all people with disability. Tune-in to hear about Summer’s work as a Speech Pathologist and connection with the special needs community; Backstory on how AbleFinder began; AbleFinder’s Mission of […]

Duration:00:51:32

SCP278: Life Skills and Communication Consulting

2/23/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 278, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Lori Kay Fierro, a Life Skills and Communication Consultant. Tune-in to hear Lori’s backstory and connection to the special needs community; On working with Tim Harris owner of Tim’s Place & Tim’s Big Heart Enterprise; Update on Tim’s Place Restaurant & his Tim’s Big Heart Enterprise; […]

Duration:00:25:10

SCP277: TuesdayswithTeresa 2018 Winter Games LIVE From Galena, IL

2/7/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 277, Daniel Smrokowski and Teresa Crudele-Seidel, Assistant Director of Digital Marketing and special guest Assistant Director of Communications Alex McMillin at Special Olympics Illinois co-host a special LIVE Edition of our Tuesday’s with Teresa Series, bringing you behind-the-scenes of the Special Olympics movement. Tune-in this week as we’re LIVE in Galena, IL at […]

Duration:00:09:22

SCP276: Special Father’s Network

1/31/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 276, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by David Hirsch, founder of Twenty First Century Dads foundation and the Special Father’s Network. Tune in as we discuss: Backstory on David starting the 21st Century Dads foundation; how Special Father’s Network began; David’s Connection to the Special Needs Community and Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement […]

Duration:00:47:51

SCP275: Creating BORN THIS WAY with Jonathan Murray

1/27/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 275, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Jonathan Murray, Creator & Executive Producer of the Emmy-winning docuseries Born This Way. Tune-in as we discuss: Jon’s Backstory on how he began creating this series and why he wanted to create this show; How he came up with the title Born This Way; Jon’s Personal Connection to […]

Duration:00:58:23

SCP274: RespectTheAbility

1/14/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 274, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Lauren Appelbaum, the communications director of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, and the managing editor of The RespectAbility Report, a publication at the intersection of disability and politics. Tune-in as we discuss the overall mission of RespectAbility; The […]

Duration:00:53:54

SCP273: Spreading Happiness With John’s Crazy Socks

1/12/2018
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 273, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by John Cornin & his dad Mark Cornin, the co-owners of John’s Crazy Socks, a father-son venture where they are spreading happiness through socks. Tune-in as we talk about John & Mark’s backstory of how John’s Crazy Socks got started and why they started this business; How they […]

Duration:00:46:14

SCP272: ComEd EnergyEfficiency Program Energy Force

12/21/2017
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 272, Daniel Smrokowski talks about a new partnership at Special Chronicles with the ComED Energy Efficiency Program Energy Force, the country’s first energy efficiency education program taught by people with disabilities. Tune-in to hear about Daniel as a 2018 Energy Force Ambassador; Recount an Informative Training Session Daniel and our Board Member, […]

Duration:00:49:02

SCP271: TuesdaywithTeresa November2017 Edition: I’m #Giving2Play

11/28/2017
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 271, Daniel Smrokowski and Teresa Crudele-Seidel, assistant director of digital marketing at Special Olympics Illinois, co-host our Tuesday’s with Teresa Series, bringing you behind-the-scenes of the Special Olympics movement! Tune-in this month as we discuss: #GivingTuesday and Special Olympics #Giving2Play; 2018 USA Games; and much more. Featured Resource Links Mentioned: Special Olympics […]

Duration:00:07:18

SCP269: Unified Champion Schools ChooseToInclude (Part 3)

10/29/2017
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 269, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Leigha Bannon (Resources & Communications Manager), Brian Quinn (Sr. Manager), and Sara Prescott (Manager) of Unified Champion Schools at Special Olympics North America & Special Olympics International for the third of our three part Unified Schools podcast series. Tune-in as we talk about Unified Champion Schools […]

Duration:00:46:48

SCP268: Behind BORN THIS WAY (Part 8) with Rachel, Gary, & Laurie Osterbach

10/22/2017
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 268, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Rachel Osterbach and her parents Gary & Laurie, stars on the Emmy-winning docuseries Born This Way airing on the A&E Network. Tune-in to hear about: How Rachel heard about the Born This Way show; Why Rachel wanted to be part of Born This Way; Goal for viewers; Why Born […]

Duration:00:36:20

SCP267: Behind BORN THIS WAY (Part 7) with John & Joyce Tucker

10/15/2017
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 267, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by John and his mom Joyce Tucker, stars on the Emmy-winning docuseries Born This Way airing on the A&E Network. Tune-in to hear about: How John got started with his music; How John first heard about the docuseries Born This Way; Why he wanted to be part of this […]

Duration:00:45:03

SCP266: Handicap This with Tim Wambach In Studio

10/8/2017
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On Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 266, Daniel Smrokowski is joined in studio by Tim Wambach, managing director of Handicap This Productions. Tune in to hear about Tim’s relationship with Mike Berkson a young man with Cerebral Palsy from One-On-One Aide To a Two Man Stage Show; How Handicap This Began; Behind The Name of ‘Handicap This’; Why […]

Duration:00:42:34

SCP264: Speechless Season 2 Premiere: We’re Back…Kinda Sorta Commentary

10/1/2017
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In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 264, Daniel Smrokowski and Sarah Perkins co-host our series covering SPEECHLESS, the ABC sitcom everyone is talking about. Tune-in as they return with their kinda-sorta commentary of the Season 2 Premiere and discuss: Our new commentary format; Your listener input on topics/episodes to be discussed; Mention New ‘Speechless’ Writer Zach Anner; We talked about Wheelchair Perks […]

Duration:00:57:01

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