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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

Diary of SONAMovers & Changemakers (Ep.438)

8/2/2021
Listen to Daniel, Hanna, and Renee's take on the #SONAMove Challenge as they share their audio diary reflections and why everyone should participate September 13, 2021 - November 7, 2021 as we present: Diary of SONA Movers & Changemakers! Check out #SpecialChronicles wherever you get your podcasts to subscribe to the audio/video podcast and access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/podcast438 Join us in the #SONAMove Challenge this Fall 2021! Learn more and...

Duration:01:09:16

Stuff You Should Know about Chicago Ducky Derby (Ep.437, ChiDuckyDerby Series Part 3)

7/26/2021
Friend and Mentor of the show, Chris Winston returns on the podcast to talk about Everything You Should Know to Get Involved in the Chicago Ducky Derby. Chris and Daniel talk about why and how you can adopt a duck and everything you need to know to get involved in the #ChiDuckyDerby event! Check out #SpecialChronicles wherever you get your podcasts to subscribe to the audio/video podcast and Access the ShowNotes for this episode at: http://SpecialChronicles.com/Podcast437 Support This...

Duration:00:45:03

Conversation with Bree Bogucki (Ep.436, ChiDuckyDerby Series Part 2)

7/19/2021
Friend of the show, Bree Bogucki returns on the podcast to talk about Post-College Life, Sports and Athlete Leadership Programs, and an Exclusive First Look of her latest unified performance at the Chicago Ducky Derby. Plus: we answer the question you never thought we'd discuss on this podcast-- Can ducks blow their noses? It's sure to be a Quackin Entertaining and Informative Episode that will give you Behind The Scenes Coverage of the second largest duck race in the United States! Check...

Duration:00:29:23

Conversation with Mallory Taylor (Ep.435, ChiDuckyDerby Series Part 1)

7/12/2021
Friend of the show, Mallory Taylor returns on the podcast to talk about becoming the 2021 Ducky Derby Ambassador, Sports and Athlete Leadership Programs and all things Chicago Ducky Derby. Plus: listen to the very end after the outro as we answer the question you never thought we'd discuss on this podcast-- Can ducks blow their noses? It's sure to be a Quackin Entertaining and Informative Episode that will give you Behind The Scenes Coverage of the second largest duck race in the United...

Duration:00:47:20

Voices of Champions Talks, May 2021 Edition (Ep.434)

7/5/2021
Join us for the second edition of the Voices of Champions Talks, recorded live in May 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: (TIME STAMPS RELATE TO THE AUDIO PODCAST) 06:00 - Shaun Linsey, SO Texas 15:30 - Lisa Barbour, SO Pennsylvania 21:00 - Ryan Colpitts, SO Canada 29:20 - Amanda Harrinauth, SO Northern California 35:00 - Jose Moreno, SO...

Duration:01:10:04

Conversation with Jack Mayer (Ep.433, EnergyForce Series Part 12)

6/30/2021
We conclude our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a bonus 1 hour conversation with Jack Mayer, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador and Best Buddies Global Ambassador from Best Buddies Illinois. Jack stops by the Podcast for a conversation with Daniel on his role as a Best Buddies Global Ambassador, Power of Friendship and Inclusion, spreading the message of Inclusion with Best Buddies, his role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program...

Duration:01:02:58

Conversation with Lisa Noble (Ep.432, EnergyForce Series Part 11)

6/29/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Lisa Noble, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Special Olympics Illinois. Lisa stops by the podcast for a conversation with Daniel on her role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, Becoming An Athlete Leader and Special Olympics, Podcasting Amazing Stories, and much more of Lisa’s impactful story! Check out...

Duration:01:00:41

Conversation with Alex Anderson (Ep.431, EnergyForce Series Part 10)

6/21/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Alex Anderson ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Orchard Village. Alex stops by the podcast for a conversation with Daniel on his role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Alex’s impactful story! Check out #SpecialChronicles wherever you get your podcasts to subscribe to the audio podcast and Access the...

Duration:00:44:36

BONUS: Exclusive Virtual Summer Games 2021 Conversation with Zinyra Ross

6/18/2021
In a Special Chronicles EXCLUSIVE Conversation with Zinyra Ross talking all things her upcoming speech at the 2021 Summer Games: Virtual Celebration on Saturday, June 26th at 6:30 PM CT. Recently Daniel Smrokowski had the opportunity to sit down with one of the three Athlete Board Members, Zinyra Ross. In a Special Chronicles Exclusive Conversation, we’ll give you a preview of her upcoming speech. We hope you will join us and connect with our SOILL community during the 2021 Summer Games:...

Duration:00:19:02

Conversation with Jake Panozzo (Ep.430, EnergyForce Series Part 9)

6/15/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Jake Panozzo, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from New Star. Jake stops by the Podcast for a conversation with Daniel on his role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Jake's impactful story! Check out #SpecialChronicles wherever you get your podcasts to subscribe to the audio podcast and Access the...

Duration:00:43:06

Conversation with Jessica Frantz (Ep.429, EnergyForce Series Part 8)

6/7/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Jessica Frantz a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Misericordia Heart of Mercy. Jessica stops by the podcast for a conversation with Daniel on her role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Jessica's impactful story! Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/Podcast429 Check...

Duration:00:40:24

Conversation with Kathryn Smith (Ep.428, EnergyForce Series Part 7)

5/31/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Kathryn Smith, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Gigi's Playhouse Fox Valley. Kathryn stops by the podcast for a conversation with Daniel on her role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Kathryn's impactful story! Access the ShowNotes for this Episode at http://SpecialChronicles.com/Podcast428 Check out...

Duration:00:32:44

Conversatoin with Oscar Henao (Ep.427, EnergyForce Series Part 6)

5/25/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Oscar Henao, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Gateway to Learning. Oscar stops by the Podcast for a conversation with Daniel on his role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Oscar's impactful story! Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/Podcast427 Check out...

Duration:00:31:02

Conversation with Richard Boykin (Ep.426, EnergyForce Series Part 5)

5/24/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Richard Boykin, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Austin Community Family Center. Richard stops by The Special Chronicles Podcast for a conversation with Daniel on his role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Richard's impactful story! Access the ShowNotes for this episode at...

Duration:00:43:19

Conversation with Cristian Salazer (Ep.425, EnergyForce Series Part 4)

5/17/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary Featuring a Conversation with Cristian Salazer, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from El Valor. Cristian stops by the podcast to chat with Daniel about his role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Cristian's impactful story! Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/Podcast425 Check out #SpecialChronicles...

Duration:00:42:32

Conversation with Carter Sanders (Ep.424, EnergyForce Series Part 3)

5/10/2021
We continue our celebration of ComEd EnergyForce 10th Anniversary featuring a conversation with Carter Sanders, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from EasterSeals. Carter stops by The Special Chronicles Podcast for a conversation with Daniel on his role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation's first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Carter's impactful story! Access the ShowNotes for this episode at https://specialchronicles.com/Podcast424 Check...

Duration:00:35:53

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, EnergyForce Series Part 1)

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