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The Special Chronicles radio show tells special needs stories in a unique way because the host, Daniel “PodmanDan” Smrokowski, is a person with special needs. Because of his insider’s perspective and the show being available online, Special Chronicles broadcasts distinctive, first person accounts of special needs that are heard around the world. Daniel interviews people with special needs including their families, friends and anyone who touches their lives. Special Chronicles is your guide to finding joy, acceptance, and inclusion. The Special Chronicles radio show lets us meet real people, hear their voices and understand what is important to people with special needs. It is desperately needed in the special needs community. We all need an outlet, a place to be understood and Special Chronicles provides that for people with both visible and invisible special needs. Reaching Over 464,000 viewers, this is a five-star rated show that audiences say is “A Must Listen, is Entertaining, Inf

The Special Chronicles radio show tells special needs stories in a unique way because the host, Daniel “PodmanDan” Smrokowski, is a person with special needs. Because of his insider’s perspective and the show being available online, Special Chronicles broadcasts distinctive, first person accounts of special needs that are heard around the world. Daniel interviews people with special needs including their families, friends and anyone who touches their lives. Special Chronicles is your guide to finding joy, acceptance, and inclusion. The Special Chronicles radio show lets us meet real people, hear their voices and understand what is important to people with special needs. It is desperately needed in the special needs community. We all need an outlet, a place to be understood and Special Chronicles provides that for people with both visible and invisible special needs. Reaching Over 464,000 viewers, this is a five-star rated show that audiences say is “A Must Listen, is Entertaining, Inf

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

The Special Chronicles radio show tells special needs stories in a unique way because the host, Daniel “PodmanDan” Smrokowski, is a person with special needs. Because of his insider’s perspective and the show being available online, Special Chronicles broadcasts distinctive, first person accounts of special needs that are heard around the world. Daniel interviews people with special needs including their families, friends and anyone who touches their lives. Special Chronicles is your guide to finding joy, acceptance, and inclusion. The Special Chronicles radio show lets us meet real people, hear their voices and understand what is important to people with special needs. It is desperately needed in the special needs community. We all need an outlet, a place to be understood and Special Chronicles provides that for people with both visible and invisible special needs. Reaching Over 464,000 viewers, this is a five-star rated show that audiences say is “A Must Listen, is Entertaining, Inf

Language:

English

Contact:

630-384-9137


Episodes

ComEd EnergyForce Leaders Are ENABLED Feat. Shannon Maher (Ep.423, EnergyForce Series Part 2)

4/26/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Shannon Maher, Recruiting Programs Specialist at Exelon and President of the Exelon Employee Resource Group ENABLED (Exelon Network for Awareness Benefitting Leaders & Employees about Disabilities). Shannon stops by podcast for a conversation with Daniel on ENABLED, disability recruitment, Disability:IN and Exelon Careers. Access the ShowNotes for this episode at...

Duration:00:58:57

ComEd EnergyForce Celebrates 10th Anniversary: A Conversation with Paula Conrad (Ep.422)

4/19/2021
We kickoff our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary: Vice President of Exelon Corporate Relations, President of Exelon Foundation, and Co-Founder of the EnergyForce Program Paula Conrad stops by the podcast for a conversation on the nation’s first energy-efficiency program taught by people with disabilities. Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/Podcast422 Subcribe to our ComEd EnergyForce Podcast Series:...

Duration:00:38:16

I Am Proud To Be Me Feat. Amanda Harrinauth (Ep421)

4/12/2021
Special Olympics Athlete and Poet Amanda Harrinauth stops by the podcast talking about her work from poet to author and life coach with disabilities, From vision impairment to hydrocephalus to autism, Discovering Power of Poetry, Emily Dickinson & Dickinson on AppleTV, and much more of her impactful Special Olympics Story! Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/PoetMandyPodcast Connect with Amanda Harrinauth: http://poetmandy.com @poetmandy on Facebook &...

Duration:01:06:13

Road To SOKazan2022: Managing Special Olympics World Games (Ep.420)

4/5/2021
Special Olympics Chief of Sport and Competition Louis Lauria joins the podcast bringing you behind the scenes of the world’s largest sport and humanitarian event: Special Olympics World Games! We’re celebrating 300 Days to Kazan World Games and hear firsthand about managing a global event. Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/Podcast420 Subscribe to our Special Olympics USA Podcast Series: https://specialchronicles.com/specialolympicsusa The Special...

Duration:01:48:15

Road To SOKazan2022: Managing Special Olympics World Games (Ep.420)

4/5/2021
Special Olympics Chief of Sport and Competition Louis Lauria joins the podcast bringing you behind the scenes of the world’s largest sport and humanitarian event: Special Olympics World Games! We’re celebrating 300 Days to Kazan World Games and hear firsthand about managing a global event. Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/Podcast420 Subscribe to our Special Olympics USA Podcast Series: https://specialchronicles.com/specialolympicsusa The Special...

Duration:01:47:24

Smile Goes Beyond Expectations: Conversation with Brina Maxino (Rebroadcast) | Ep419

3/29/2021
Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Brina Kei Maxino talks to fellow SSIGM Daniel Smrokowski. In a special rebroadcast, Brina talks to Daniel about her backstory born with Down syndrome, A Smile Goes Beyond Expectations, Being A Celebrity in the Philippines, Multiple College Degrees, and hear firsthand her impactful Special Olympics story! This conversation originally aired on July 5, 2013. The Special Chronicles Show is streamed LIVE every Monday at 6pm...

Duration:00:40:17

The Call To Unite | Conversation with Tim Shriver (SCP418)

3/22/2021
UNITE Founder Tim Shriver returns on the podcast to talk with SPECIAL CHRONICLES Founder Daniel Smrokowski for an impactful conversation that will have you joining millions in the call to Unite as one! Tim talks with Daniel about the release of his new book “The Call To Unite: Voices of Hope and Awakening”, Leader in Unite Movement, Stories and Insights from leaders standing in common purpose, and Finding Your Guiding Light. Access the ShowNotes at...

Duration:00:59:54

Virtual Sports (SCP417)

3/20/2021
Special Olympics Illinois Chief Marketing Officer Chris Winston stops by the podcast to talk with Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski. Chris sits down with Daniel for their weekly call to chat about the new Virtual Sports Programming offered to everyone at Special Olympics Illinois, how anyone can participate, an overview of monthly themes, and much more! Access the podcast, video, shownotes and more on the Episode Podcast Page:...

Duration:01:41:04

Ep.416: Self-Advocacy Journey Feat. Renee Manifredi

3/13/2021
Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Renee Manfredi calls in to the podcast from Hawaii to talk with fellow SSIGM Daniel Smrokowski. Renee sits down with Daniel to talk about her Self-Advocacy Journey, Growing Up with invisible disabilities, Becoming a Self-Advocate for Special Olympics, Becoming a Health Messenger, From Accomplished Singer To Global Messenger, Highlights from First Couple SSIGM Years, Lessons Society Learn From Renee, and much more on Renee’s...

Duration:02:10:11

Connecting The World To Spread The Word of Inclusion (Ep415)

3/5/2021
Special Olympics Senior Vice President of Youth and Education Programming Jackie Joel stops by the podcast to talk with Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski. Jackie sits down with Daniel to talk about the annual Spread The Word: Inclusion Campaign, the 2021 Theme of Connection, Jackie Coming to Special Olympics Movement and her current role with Youth and Education Programs, Why we need social campaigns like Spread The Word Inclusion in our society, and much...

Duration:01:18:42

Ep.414: Super Soundseeing Plunge (Rebroadcast)

2/23/2021
As we kickoff the annual Polar Plunge Season, Daniel features a Rebroadcast of our Exclusive Soundseeing Audio Tour from the 2013 Super Plunge. Plus, Special Olympics Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Senior Director of Development Jim Fitzpatrick joins us on the show to talk about how you can Plunge At Home in 2021! Access the podcast, video, shownotes and more on the Episode Podcast Page: http://specialchronicles.com/Podcast414 Follow @SO_Illinois @IllinoisLETR on Social Media: Tag...

Duration:01:31:57

Bring Love To Everyone (Ep413)

2/22/2021
Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski presented at the first-ever Voices of Champions Talks on 16-February-2021. On this week's episode: we present Daniel's powerful brief speech talking about how our Special Olympics Movement is all about love, why we need to bring love to everyone in today's world, and our After Show Commentary to his most impactful talk that is needed in today's world! Access the audio podcast episode, livestream video episode,...

Duration:00:37:56

Voices of Champions Talks, February2021 (LIVE) Ep412

2/17/2021
Join us for the first-ever “Voices of Champions” Talks, recorded live on 16 February 2021. This month’s brief TED-talk style event, we feature 8 Special Olympics Athlete Leader speakers who will present speeches on a topic of their choice. ORDER OF SPEAKERS: Jordan Schubert - SO Pennsylvania [starts at 1:38] Daniel Smrokowski - SO Illinois [starts at 9:00] Elaina Camacho - SO Maryland [starts at 14:28] Bruce Clarke - SO Texas [starts at 20:22] Adam Hays - SO Maryland [starts at...

Duration:01:07:56

A Board Orientation To Special Olympics Illinois (2021February)

2/15/2021
Join us for the live recording of a Board of Directors Orientation to Special Olympics Illinois. Presented by Daniel Smrokowski with SO Illinois Board Chair Karen Wilson and SO Illinois Leadership Team, we explain the mission and vision, who Special Olympics serves, interacting with athletes, why our movement is relevant, Scope of SOILL Programming from sports to health to leadership and sustainability, and much more! Episode Page: http://specialchronicles.com/Podcast411 Subscribe to...

Duration:01:21:35

Dealing with Intolerance In Today's World (Ep.410)

2/13/2021
Join us for a Special Chronicles Conversation on Dealing with Intolerance In Today’s World. Hear Special Olympics Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers Daniel Smrokowksi, Renee Manfredi, and Hanna Atkinson share their stories of people being intolerant towards them and their powerful advice on coping with intolerance in today’s world! Episode Page: http://specialchronicles.com/Podcast410 Subscribe to Listen: http://specialchronicles.com/Show Support This Podcast:...

Duration:01:03:37

New Years Goals In 2021 (Ep.409)

1/24/2021
On this week's episode: Daniel talks about his New Years Goals In 2021! From Exercise and Reading to Podcasting and Work to Relationship and Family, we begin this new year with setting goals to become a more healthier, happier, productive and successful person. This podcast episode is based on Daniel's latest SSIGM Blog piece. Let's make 2021 great! Access the podcast, video, show notes, links and more mentioned on this episode at http://specialchronicles.com/Podcast409 Subscribe to...

Duration:00:51:15

Leading The Way with StreamYard Spotlight (Ep408)

1/14/2021
On this week's episode 408 (of the Special Chronicles Show) and episode 34 (of the StreamYard Spotlight): hosts Dana and Kelsey sit down with Daniel Smrokowski! He is the founder of the Special Chronicles Network– a Global Digital Media Platform Giving Respect & Voice to People with Special Needs AND he hosts the Special Chronicles Show. He’s been podcasting since 2008 and now generates over 42,000 average listeners per month. This Thursday (January 14th--Daniel's 32nd Birthday!), we will...

Duration:00:38:08

Inclusion at Work on Bloomberg Television (Ep407)

1/9/2021
On this week's episode: we feature the audio of Daniel's segment on "Inclusion at Work" a new 5-part original series on Bloomberg Television from No Limits Media. NBC Sports Broadcaster Chris Waddell sits down with Daniel Smrokowski for a wide-ranging conversation about: Motivation for going live on Special Chronicles, Favorite Podcast Guests, Becoming A Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger and Special Olympics Athlete, and Working at United Airlines. Watch the Full Episode...

Duration:00:24:25

Daniel's Rockin' New Years Eve Greatest Hits Best of 2020, A Two Hour Live Show (Ep.406)

12/31/2020
Join us for Daniel’s Rockin’ New Years Eve, A Two Hour LIVE Show to welcome 2021! On The #SpecialChronicles Show, #SpecialChronicles12 Celebrations Series Finale: We'll reflect on the year that was 2020 and look back at the countless hours of podcasts we've produced with our Greatest Hits Best of 2020 Podcast Highlight Reel. Finally, we’ll feature our "LIVE 2020 Retrospective" talking about our team's favorite memories of Special Chronicles programs from the past year and we'll look ahead...

Duration:02:30:13

Podcast TakeOver: Exceptionalities Blog by Lauren Miller (Ep.405)

12/22/2020
Join us for a Podcast TakeOver episode hosted by Blog Writer Lauren Miller talking to Award-winning Veteran Podcaster Daniel Smrokowski for an empowering and wide-ranging conversation about everything from Podcasting, Special Olympics, Relationships, Powerful Advice and much more: Podcasting and Special Chronicles, Special Olympics and Athlete Leadership, Relationship with Georgia, Work at United, and finally hear what makes Daniel unique and his powerful advice to People with...

Duration:01:00:18