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New York - Personified

If asked the question “if New York was a person, what would it say about humanity?” what would you say? That’s the very question that was presented to various people in Manhattan, and their answers are right here in this episode.


Austin Pride - If The Austin Pride Parade Was a Person

In this short and sweet episode, a few parade-goers were asked what message the Austin Pride Parade would give to the world.


Those from the Great Beyond - Marcus Aurelius, Maya Angelou, Nelson Mandela, Robin Williams, and 11 More

This episode is different. In it, you’ll “hear” from 15 people who are no longer with us in the realm of the living, narrated by Jeremy Nickel. Information about the person will be presented first, then quotes (if available) will be read. Here are the 15: * Marcus Aurelius * Harriet Tubman * Finds Them and Kills Them * Mirabai * William Lloyd Garrison * Aaron Swartz * Amina, the Queen of Zaria * Nelson Mandela * Robin Williams * Jalal-ad-Din-Muhammad Rumi * Yaa Asentewa *...


Nadine Blochberger - Inspires People to Be Their Authentic Selves

Living in accordance with the authentic self, true communication, surrendering to life, and much more is discussed in this interview with Nadine Blochberger. From her website at And what is the Art of Life itself? Our life is a work of sacred art in progress. It cannot be dictated to us by the expectations of others. Our essence is expressed in the world through the choices we make about how we wish to live.


Dr. Joanne Lucas and Michael Harris II - Freedom, Equitability, and Family

In a serendipitous meeting at a cafe in Washington D.C., I spoke with Michael Harris II and found out that he not only had some great insight into humanity but was the nephew of Dr. Lucas. Dr. Lucas is the daughter of Dr. Curtis W. Harris Sr. and Dr. Ruth Jones Harris, who are both fascinating figures in and of themselves (Curtis W. Harris can be seen in many a photograph with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.). We talk about family, freedom, equitability, and much more in this talk.


Jodie Guerrero - A Triple Cancer Survivor

How does one stay positive after being diagnosed with cancer? Jodie Guerrero offers her advice on the subject as an expert. Why an expert? Because she’s been through it three times. Jodie is a triple cancer survivor - a multiple medical trauma survivor - and has dodged death six times Learn more about Jodie at:


Bridget Clinch - Change the policy of a country’s army? No problem.

Bridget Clinch was in the Australian army, and was pretty content in life with one exception: she knew she was a woman, had the body of a man, and the Australian army at the time didn’t allow transgender soldiers. Rather than letting the ruling policy of a nation’s armed forces deter her, she fought. Listen to the episode to gain valuable insight into Bridget’s life, how she did what she did, and moreover, how she sees life on this pale blue dot. Follow or get in touch with Bridget...


Zakiyyah Walker - Personal Revolution Coach for Black Women

Zakiyyah Walker is a Personal Revolution Coach for Black Women. She helps Black Women get clear on what they really desire absent of societal expectations. She knows that women are tired of fighting for others and neglecting themselves. She’s committed to helping Black Women remove their “crown of thorns” and heal from societal and generational baggage and ancestral trauma. Together, we face hard truths, break unhealthy patterns and embark on the path to your very own Personal Revolution....


Bronwen Sciortino - Ex Stressed Out Perfectionist Offers Alternate View

Stress. Sacrificing health and vitality for a job and others. Complete and utter burnout. You may be experiencing these things, and if so, listen to this episode. There are many who are stuck in the proverbial rat race, vying for perfection in the name of accumulating more things and titles, only to find themselves unable to function because of the high price it takes on the psyche. Bronwen Sciortino explains how she arrived at her breaking point, how she got out, and now works to...


William - From Syria to Public Pianos in Montreal

While visiting Mont Royal in Montreal, Canada, I stumbled upon a truly masterful pianist. But the story didn’t stop at the masterful piano playing; William was born in Syria and has a fun and interesting story to tell regarding how he ended up in the Western World.


Sarrah Rose - Sexual healer working to free people all over the world.

Sex is a fundamental aspect of the human social condition and human biology (obviously we wouldn’t be here without it). Why is it still so…misunderstood, sometimes abused, feared, or associated with darkness? Sarrah Rose works full time with those who need help with healing in the area of all things sexual. We discuss taboos, where they originate, what sexual repression can lead to, and much more. Check her site out at For a special gift, go to...


DC Talks - Live Interviews with a Few People in Washington D.C.

In The Shoes Of is back in business! Planned interviews will still be done, but like this episode, many in the future will be raw on the fly footage from random meetings with interesting people around the world. In this episode, we meet a 77-year-old taxi driver who has some wisdom regarding health and longevity, representatives from the longest protest in U.S. history, and from a mother and daughter who had just experienced the Museum of African American History and Culture. Stay tuned...


Erica Blocker - A Mom Helping Other Moms Achieve Their Dreams

Erica Blocker is a mother, side business strategist, founder of Moms With Dreams University, and fellow podcaster. In this episode, we talk about the Black Panther movement, Black culture, being a mom and all that entails, and living a life of purpose and pursuing dreams especially because you’re a parent. This conversation sparked some parallel thoughts from the incredible “Seeing White” series from Scene on Radio, which I believe should be listened to with an open mind by everyone on...


Dreamers - Juan Escalante is Fighting for Other Dreamers Like Himself

Juan Escalante came to the United States when he was 11. When he found out later that he was undocumented and how much it would cost him and his family just to live, he decided to fight for change. Then DACA was introduced, and it seemed like a dream come true. Now that dream is being meddled with and shattered for almost 1 million people and will affect millions more. Curious about DACA and Dreamers? Listen to what Mr. Escalante has to say on the subject.


Shintaro Shimosawa

Shintaro Shimosawa is a writer, producer, film director, and always a DJ based in Los Angeles, CA. In this episode we talk about his roots in Chicago, taking risks, and truly following passions in life. Want to know what some of the best advice is that he’d received from his high school football coach? Listen to find out!


Katherine Bennett

Can the US military be compared to Buddhist monks? Is there a matrix? Are there zombies among us? In this fascinating discussion, we talk about all of this and more, including a very powerful illustration of life painted with words at the end of the episode.


Aida Vazin

A marriage and family counselor in Newport Beach, CA, Aida Vazin has an incredible story. She was born in Iran, fled from war with her family to Sweden, then ended up in the U.S. In this episode, we talk about physical memory, mythology, religion, holistic psychology, and many other topics. One question that was asked of Aida was what she thought drove people to commit atrocious acts of mass murder, and her answer was very different from what was expected. If you’ve ever wondered why...


Dr. Abdullah Kudrath

He’s an Emergency Room doctor, a Muslim, and hails from Guyana. Dr. Kudrath addresses the current political polarization in the States and abroad in perhaps the most open and diplomatic way imaginable. We talk about curiosity, the importance of seeing life from other’s perspectives, and overall just living life fully.


Tina Russek

In this episode, I spoke with Tina Russek, the gifts-in-kind manager at the L.A. Mission in, you guessed it, Los Angeles, CA. Tina has a background in radio, hotel catering, and sales. That is what she used to do…until she was called to work in an area of Los Angeles called Skid Row.