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Award-winning professional journalist Scott Orr hosts a podcast in which he tells stories, and he's got a million of them. Scott suffers from Parkinson's disease, but won't let that stop him. He talks TV news, flying helicopters, ranching sheep and goats, trains, you name it. Subscribe to his podcast and see what you think of his stories.

Award-winning professional journalist Scott Orr hosts a podcast in which he tells stories, and he's got a million of them. Scott suffers from Parkinson's disease, but won't let that stop him. He talks TV news, flying helicopters, ranching sheep and goats, trains, you name it. Subscribe to his podcast and see what you think of his stories.
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Award-winning professional journalist Scott Orr hosts a podcast in which he tells stories, and he's got a million of them. Scott suffers from Parkinson's disease, but won't let that stop him. He talks TV news, flying helicopters, ranching sheep and goats, trains, you name it. Subscribe to his podcast and see what you think of his stories.

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English


Episodes

Visiting "Station 51"

2/23/2017
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About Scott's visit to LA County Fire Station 127, which was the fictional Station 51 in the "Emergency!" TV show of the 1970s.

Duration:00:08:19

Rob Koebel: Finding Redemption

2/8/2017
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In this episode, we talk with former TV newsman Rob Koebel. Rob was at the top of his game in 2012, when his ex-wife, now an anchor at CNN, came out with a tell-all book about their marriage, which had ended 12 years earlier. It made Rob look really bad, as it described his abusive alcoholism. Rob went on a three-day drinking binge, ended up in jail, and finally went to rehab. He became an actor and now he's got a new project, telling people's stories. Rob tells us what the experience was...

Duration:00:35:45

Requiem for a Newsroom

1/31/2017
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Once upon a time, there was a scrappy little newsroom in Denver that held its own against the competition but ultimately lost the battle against corporate owners and bad management. Find out whatever happened to News2 for someone who was there.

Duration:00:13:17

Horsefeathers! (Or, Life as a Roadie)

1/26/2017
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For a while, Scott got out of the news business to work as the sound man/roadie for a country band called "Horsefeathers." It was a lot of fun and Scott got in great shape moving all the equipment himself. And then there were the dancing girls ...

Duration:00:13:54

Profile: David Maurer

1/19/2017
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Scott talks with David Maurer, the former CEO of the Prescott, AZ Chamber of Commerce. Dave was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a few years back, and he explains how that happened and what his battle is like.

Duration:00:09:18

Pack goats and lawn-mowing sheep

1/18/2017
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Back in the late 1990s, Scott raised goats and sheep in upstate New York. It was an adventure in more ways that you might think. Scott tells the story of the time he owned a farm.

Duration:00:13:27

Profile: Katie Folsom-Nelson

1/17/2017
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Katie Folsom-Nelson is a busy person, holding down multiple jobs. Her favorite is fitness coach at the Kickstart Boot Camp for Women in Prescott Valley, AZ. Listen to the podcast and get to know her.

Duration:00:08:51

Risking it All to Escape Parkinson's Tremors, part 1

1/10/2017
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Scott talks about his first brain surgery, in 2008, to alleviate the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease. It's called "deep brain stimulation" and involves implanting a sort of a pacemaker for the brain. This is part one; Scott had two more surgeries later to stop even more tremors. Each came with the risk of death if something went wrong.

Duration:00:19:40

Tales from Small-town TV

12/26/2016
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About that time they let Scott Orr run a TV news department...in tiny Great Falls, Montana.

Duration:00:22:46

Visits from Santa Claus

12/17/2016
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In this Holiday Special, Scott looks back at childhood Christmases when Santa Claus would actually show up at his door to deliver presents.

Duration:00:11:02

Jerry and Me

12/4/2016
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Scott talks about how the world's first TV news pilot-reporter, Jerry Foster, influence his life and career.

Duration:00:14:47

Fun with Atrial Fibrillation

11/20/2016
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About that time Scott developed A-fib while at work at a TV station and missed a plane crash because he was being taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Duration:00:10:49

Yes, I'm a fan of "Emergency!"

11/10/2016
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In this episode, Scott reminisces about the 1970's TV show, Emergency! and talks about seeing the old Squad and Engine 51 four decades on.

Duration:00:14:01

Let's go flying

11/9/2016
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Scott tells a story about his flying days, when a camera pointed at him led to an eyeful for the crew.

Duration:00:09:40

Backstory: How Parkinson's disease changed my life

11/4/2016
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Scott explains why he's doing a podcast and talks about Parkinson's disease changed his life. (It's an introduction-the show's not gonna be all about that!)

Duration:00:10:58