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Season 02 – Episode 11 – Misty Lee

Download episode > Misty Lee is a magician, Séance Medium, Professional Voice Actress, and Writer – known for her saucy brand of sorcery and sophisticated stage illusion. Raised in Detroit, Michigan near notorious 8-mile, Misty became the first-ever female Staff Medium to perform the famed Houdini Séance at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. She’s also the only magician ever admitted into the Institute of Analytic Interviewing, where she underwent training alongside CIA, ATF and Scotland Yard...


Season 02 - Episode 10 - Vin di Bona

Vin di Bona is the creator and executive producer of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which airs in more than 190 countries and, here in the the United States, is ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show. He's is a four-time Emmy award-winning producer, eight-time Emmy nominee, and recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for his work in documentary programming. Vin is a Rhode Island native and graduate of Emerson College and UCLA. On this week's episode...


Season 02 – Episode 09 – Stacie Aamon Yeldell

Stacie Aamon Yeldell is a board certified music therapist and vocal psychotherapist who shares musical healing through inspiring songs that awaken the individual power within each and every one of us. She’s also an international recording artist, having written and performed music from New York to world famous Carnival in Brazil. On this week's episode of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast Stacie discusses... You can follow Stacie at: stacieaamon.comFacebookInstagramTwitter 5...


Season 02 – Episode 08 – Onch Movement

Download episode > Onch Movement is a Los Angeles-based artist and fashion-forward jewelry designer who’s known for creating colorful and unique ‘wearable art’ that’s been worn by celebrities including Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj. Onch is currently working with YouTube star and singer-songwriter, "That Poppy”, and major brands including Sanrio and “Hello Kitty” and Hasbro, who enlisted Onch to create the very first jewelry collaboration for Mr. Potato Head & My Little Pony....


Season 02 – Episode 07 – Ron West

Ron West is a writer, director, actor, and occasional producer. He’s been associated with The Second City for over thirty years as a performer, coach, and decision maker who let’s us in on a secret of the world of auditioning and casting. He was a writer on the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and has been seen on TV shows like 3rd Rock from the Sun, Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle, and Blunt Talk with Patrick Stewart. Ron is an avid baseball fan who throws right and bats both...


Season 02 – Episode 06 – Courtney Barber

Courtney Barber is an Australian entrepreneur, having founded both Glam Today Magazine and Perfex Laboratories, a beauty and health supplement company based in Los Angeles, California. Courtney is also Miss Nevada International 2016 and a former Miss Australia Galaxy 2011. Among her on-camera work she’ll be appearing in season 3 of HBOs’s series, “Ballers” which comes out in July 2017 and in “Haz” Dulull’s faux-documentary sci-fi thriller, “The Beyond”. Courtney resides between both The...


Season 02 - Episode 05 - Steve Harper

Steve Harper is a television writer, playwright, and creativity coach. Credits include the ABC series, "American Crime", and USA Networks, "Covert Affairs". His web series, “Send Me,” has won multiple awards and garnered an Emmy nom for its lead actress. On this week's episode of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast Steve discusses... You can follow Steve at: SteveHarperCreates.comYourCreativeLife.com@HarperCreates@YourCreatvLifehttps://www.facebook.com/YourCreativeLife 5...


Season 02 - Episode 04 - Dana Middleton

For season 2, episode 4 of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast Alan and I sit down with children’s author and creative coach, Dana Middleton, where she discusses... Dana’s first book, The Infinity Year of Avalon James, is currently available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and at many book retailers. and is working on her next book, Open If You Dare, which arrives online and in stores in October 2017. Contact/Follow Dana...


Season 02 – Episode 03 – The Gentle Barn's Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner

We have a special dual guest episode as we're joined for season 2, episode 3 of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast with wife/husband duo, Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner. Ellie is the founder and Jay the co-founder of the national nonprofit organization, The Gentle Barn. Ellie and Jay discuss: The Gentle Barn (www.gentlebarn.org) is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 as a safe haven and place of recovery for severely abused animals. The Gentle Barn offers their unique...


Season 02 - Episode 02 - Heidi Rose Robbins

For season 2, episode 2 of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast, I sat down with HEIDI ROSE ROBBINS where she discusses: Radiant Life Retreat Heidi Rose Robbins is a poet dedicated to helping others embody the experience of love. Those who read her poems and attend her readings and retreats often speak of feeling woken up to the best parts of themselves, of rediscovering a vitality and tenderness long-buried. In 2013 Heidi published her first book of poetry, Beckoning Ceaseless...


Season 02 - Episode 01 - Sam Christensen

Download episode > On the season 2 premiere of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast, my guest, SAM CHRISTENSEN discusses: Sam is a former casting director for Broadway theatre, feature films, and television, including one of the most popular TV series of all-time, MASH. Today, at “Sam Christensen Studios” in North Hollywood, California, and in classes around the World, he teaches “The Sam Christensen Process” to thousands of actors, artists, entrepreneurs, community leaders,...


Season 02 - Episode 00 - Hello (Again) World!

Download episode > Hi, Everybody. I'm Loren Kling, host of the podcast series, 5 Things That Changed Your Life. WELCOME TO SEASON 2 Like the previous season, we're going to bring you 12 guests who will share 5 stories, events, or experiences that had an impact on their lives. Paths altered by a person, a place, or a moment in time. The format of the show is unique in that my guests have already thought about the questions (what are the “5 Things” that changed their lives) as well as the...


Episode 13 - Recap show w/ season 01 guests

Recorded live from Glendale, CA, on Sept. 22, 2016, Loren & Alan invite their guests to join them for a "recap" of the first season. They discuss why they created the podcast, how the format is unique, and reveal how the first season changed THEIR lives. Season 02 is coming soon.


Episode 12 - Kristine Oller

Kristine discusses 5 things that changed her life: About Kristine: Kristine Oller is an award-winning Change Strategist and author of the book, Feeding Your Focus. Leading by example, she is dedicated to empowering others to bet on themselves – and to help them win that bet. Her clients include Oscar nominees, professional athletes, business owners, executives, published authors, performers (including 5 Things host, Loren Kling), voice over artists (and a wide variety of up-and-comers),...


Episode 11 - Dimithri Perera

Dimithri discusses 5 things that changed his life: About Dimithri: Dimithri is a lifelong performer and writer and all-around geek. He is the founder of Laugh Chance, an improv team from Fullerton CA that performs twice a month at STAGEStheatre in Fullerton, California. Get tickets and more info at Laugh Chance. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Dimithri is your source for geek news and commentary at facebook.com/thekeeg. Follow Dimithri on Facebook and twitter.


Episode 10 - Tiwana Floyd

Tiwana discusses 5 things that changed her life: The Agape International ChoirSecond City About Tiwana: Tiwana is a Los Angeles based commercial and television actor, a graduate of The Second City Hollywood, and soon-to-be graduate of the Second City Directing Program. Tiwana makes her directorial debut with four shows in November of 2016. Tiwana is also the owner of YourVisualAide.com a design firm focused on print media for actors and entertainers. You can subscribe to her blog...


Episode 09 - Devin Dugan

Devin discusses 5 things that changed his life: Abbot and Costelloanother About Devin: He's the artistic director of ImprovCity, an award-winning improv troupe based in Irvine, California.Visit improvcityonline.com for show tickets and more information. He recently released the book, “Improvisers Drawing Stick Figures”, which is a collection of improvised doodles by improv performers across the United States, is now available on amazon.


Episode 08 - Mary Forrest

Mary discusses 5 things that changed her life: Learning to say “Yes, And”Losing a national championshipNOT moving to another countryWhat exactly happened in a car while listening to Def Leopard’s Hysteriaa major event led her to starting her own company About Mary: Mary is a writer, artist, improv and sketch performer, violinist, and professional selfie photographer. Additional interests include: road trips, punctuation, Star Trek, superheroes, cartoons, Star Trek, noodles, and other...


Episode 07 - Kelly Milam

Kelly discusses 5 things that changed her life: About Kelly: Kelly is the founder and former director of Sante D’or, a volunteer-run animal adoption center and community focused rescue located in Los Angeles, California. For adoption information go to santedor.org. She is an animal rights activist for domestic and wild animals and a member of the international ocean conservation and advocacy organization, Oceana. Get more info at oceana.org.


Episode 06 - Todd Masterson

Todd discusses 5 things that changed his life: About Todd: Todd is a comedian, writer, and producer from West Hollywood, CA. Named one of Culture Stocked’s “Gay Comedians To Watch In 2016,” he's written for film and television icons including Joan Rivers and James Franco. His most recent work includes producing season 7 of the hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race on LogoTV. Catch Todd doing his stand up comedy at various stops up and down the West Coast beginning in September 2016. Follow...