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The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. We’re blind people learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.

The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. We’re blind people learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.

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United States

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The Penny Forward podcast is about blind people building bright futures one penny at a time. We’re blind people learning to be successful in our personal, professional, and financial lives.

Language:

Czech

Contact:

15072719250


Episodes

Podcast Episode: Her Own Tiny Little Space

7/12/2022
Thank you for your patience while Penny Forward Podcast editor Byron Lee took time to grieve the loss of his mother. We'll be returning with new episodes on July26th. Until then, please enjoy this rerelease of our interview with Gina Marie Applebee. Gina has a B.S. in geology, an M.S. in marine geo physics, an EDS in science education, and a Ph.D. in progress in integral and transformational psychology. Gina was a totally blind PH.D. student working as a figure model, with a dream of living...

Duration:00:33:01

Podcast Episode: Vacations And Beyond

6/27/2022
New episodes of the Penny Forward podcast will return in mid July. Until then, we'll be rereleasing some early episodes along with recently completed transcripts. This week, we're resharing our interview with blind travel agent and accessible travel advocate Melvin Reynolds. You'll learn what it's like to pursue a career as a blind travel agent, what it's like to travel as a blind person, and some dirty little secrets about cruising with a guide dog. A full text transcript of this episode...

Duration:00:31:45

Podcast Episode: With A Little Help From My Friends

6/13/2022
Please join us in extending our condolence's to Penny Forward Podcast editor Byron Lee after the unexpected passing of his mother last week. To give Byron time to spend with his family, new episodes of the Penny Forward podcast will return in mid July. Until then, we'll be rereleasing some early episodes along with recently completed transcripts. This week, we're releasing the first ever episode of the Penny Forward Podcast. Our first guest was Michael Malver, who had recently found a...

Duration:00:27:56

Podcast Episode: The Fear Factor

5/31/2022
Does fear hold you back? When opportunities come up throughout our lives we don’t always take them because we’re afraid. Whether we’re afraid of failure, or afraid of success, that fear can hold us back from achieving our highest potential. This week, 2022 American Council Of The Blind JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow Byron Lee returns to tell us how he recently overcame fear to accept a new and challenging job opportunity. A full text transcript of this episode can be found at...

Duration:00:28:20

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E9 Where No Blind Actor Has Gone Before PT II

5/17/2022
This week’s guest is Star Trek’s first blind actor, Bruce Horak. Bruce is originally from Calgary, Alberta where he trained in theatre and Improvisation. Horak lost over 90% of his eyesight to Retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer. He has worked for over 25 years as an actor, writer, musician, composer, and painter, often creating work which addresses vision-loss, perspective, and perseverance. His one-person shows have taken him all over the world. "This is CANCER" premiered in 2006 at the...

Duration:00:23:31

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E8 Where No Blind Actor Has Gone Before PT I

5/3/2022
This week’s guest is Star Trek’s first blind actor, Bruce Horak. Bruce is originally from Calgary, Alberta where he trained in theatre and Improvisation. Horak lost over 90% of his eyesight to Retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer. He has worked for over 25 years as an actor, writer, musician, composer, and painter, often creating work which addresses vision-loss, perspective, and perseverance. His one-person shows have taken him all over the world. "This is CANCER" premiered in 2006 at the...

Duration:00:17:49

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E7 One Step Forward, One Step Back?

4/19/2022
Have you ever worked hard for a goal, only to have something come up that set you back and made your hard work seem wasted? Setbacks occur throughout our lives and being prepared to deal with them is an important part of setting yourself up for success. In this episode, you’ll learn some strategies for dealing with setbacks no matter where they arise. This episode is a compilation of excerpts from our monthly American Council of the Blind community event. ACB community events are free and...

Duration:00:17:47

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E6 Coping With The Most Taxing Season Of The Year

3/22/2022
Are you stressed out wondering if you’ll get a tax refund or owe money this year? We wanted to learn why some of us get a refund while others end up having to pay, so we invited Leah Hassler, a Certified Public Accountant and professional tax preparer, on to tell us how, with proper planning, we can minimize that stress. A full text transcript of this episode can be found at < a...

Duration:00:36:41

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E5 Seeing The World In Ways You Never Imagined

3/8/2022
Have you always believed that you could only make a living if you went to college? George Wurtzel was the star of a 2018 Subaru Outback commercial, but he is also a blind woodworker and craftsman who believes that blind people can be successful in any type of job. In part 2 of a two part interview, we’ll learn how George’s talent and resilience helped him to succeed throughout his 50-year woodworking career, and what it was like to film that famous Subaru commercial. You can learn more about...

Duration:00:30:02

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E4 Seeing The World In Ways You Never Imagined

2/22/2022
Have you always believed that you could only make a living if you went to college? George Wurtzel was the star of a 2018 Subaru Outback commercial, but he is also a blind woodworker and craftsman who believes that blind people can be successful in any type of job. In part 1 of a two part interview, we’ll learn how George’s talent and resilience helped him to succeed throughout his 50-year woodworking career, and what it was like to film that famous Subaru commercial. You can learn more about...

Duration:00:30:58

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E3 Accessibility’s Final Frontier

2/8/2022
Will blind people ever live and work in space? This week, on the Penny Forward Podcast, Sheri Wells-Jensen will tell us why she, and Mission: AstroAccess believe that it’s critical that even an environment as hostile as space must be accessible to everyone. We’ll also learn how it feels to experience zero gravity and how you can get involved with Mission: AstroAccess and their on-going research into accessibility’s final frontier. A full text transcript of this episode can be found at...

Duration:00:35:53

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E2 How A Lifetime Of Investing Has Paid Off

1/25/2022
If the topic of investing seems incredibly daunting, or your first thought upon hearing the word "investing" is, "I could never do that!" You are most definitely not alone. Additionally, while our inclination when our elders tell us things may be to not listen to them, much wisdom and invaluable life lessons can come from age and experience. Les Kriegler is 71 years old. Over his long life, he has enjoyed a successful career in the New York state rehabilitation system, both as a counselor...

Duration:00:31:49

Penny Forward Podcast S2022E1 A User Manual For Vision Loss

1/11/2022
Our first guest of 2022 is Trina Wyldeman. Trina’s mother, Gloria Riley, passed away in late summer, 2021, shortly before the release of her book, Your Amazing Itty Bitty® Guide for Adult 20/20 Vision Loss: 15 Key Topics for Successful Lifestyle Modifications. We’ll learn how Gloria’s family history of Retinitis Pigmentosa, and her family’s attitude toward blindness, impacted her life and career, how she came to publish this, and several other books, and how Trina plans to continue Gloria’s...

Duration:00:25:51

Penny Forward Podcast S2E13 Holliday Budgeting Tips

12/7/2021
For this last episode of 2021, we're sharing a recording of a Zoom call hosted by our friend Mo Carpenter. She runs a Facebook group for blind parents called "Parenting Out Of Sight Kids," and they host a biweekly zoom call discussing topics of interest to blind parents. During last month's call, we had a conversation about staying on budget during the holidays. And it was such an enjoyable conversation that we wanted to share it with you. So, while you are enjoying the holidays with your...

Duration:00:36:52

Penny Forward Podcast S2E12 Conventional Success

11/30/2021
The American Council of the blind and National Federation of the blind both hold national conventions every year in mid summer, and both conventions are a great place to network with other blind people who may have similar interests. They're also a great place to find job, business, and volunteer opportunities. One of the people who found a volunteer opportunity like no other at the ACB national convention is Janet Dickelman. We invited Janet on to tell us about her very interesting life and...

Duration:00:34:59

Penny Forward Podcast S2E11 Eating Healthy On A Budget

11/23/2021
Have you ever said, "I just can't eat healthy because it's too expensive"? This is a common belief, so we invited licensed personal trainer and nutrition specialist Marana Vradenberg on to the show to talk about what it means to eat healthy, how we can eat healthy at home or at a restaurant and still maintain a budget, what we might want to do if we're a picky eater, and much, much more. Marana recommends following the dietary guidelines described at myplate.gov. For more personalized...

Duration:00:35:54

Penny Forward Podcast S2E10 Building Wealth With A Financial Planner

11/16/2021
When it comes to saving, investing, and planning for the future, do you ever find yourself wondering whether you should do it yourself or ask someone else for help? It's a difficult decision to make, and we often don't ask someone for help until we've made mistakes that make us feel ashamed and embarrassed about what we've done. To make matters more difficult, we often don't know what type of professional to hire in the first place. We invited Tyler Cook, a certified financial planner with...

Duration:00:22:31

Penny Forward Podcast S2E9 Fitness On A Budget

11/9/2021
This is a special episode of the Penny Forward podcast prompted by a post to the Penny Forward Facebook group. Kaiti Shelton wondered if we could do an episode on fitness on a budget. We thought that was a great idea, and we decided to collaborate with Greg Linberg of the Eyes Free Sports podcast to pull together a panel of fitness experts and enthusiasts who are all blind to talk about fitness on a budget including exercising at home Vs. at a gym, participating in solo Vs. team sports, and...

Duration:00:36:56

Penny Forward Podcast S2E8 Accessible Resources To Prevent Identity Theft

10/31/2021
If upon hearing the phrase "identity theft," your first thought is, "Oh, crap!" You are not alone. While the topic of identity theft can evoke feelings of overwhelming dread, there are accessible resources out there if you find yourself a victim of identity theft as well as steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of having your identity stolen. We invited Eva Velasquez, President and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, ITRC for short, on to talk to us about identity theft, and...

Duration:00:27:23

Penny Forward Podcast S2E7 A Network Of The Blind

10/24/2021
Taylor Arndt founded Taylor's Accessibility Services after she lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She used her expertise in accessible web design to start a successful web hosting and web accessibility consulting company, and we wanted to learn how she made that possible through building a network of relationships with other blind people. Taylor's business, Taylor's Accessibility Services, provides web hosting for, and is a proud sponsor of, the Penny Forward podcast. Visit her web...

Duration:00:18:55