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Welcome to Collected Clan ... the podcast featuring conversational biographies of relatable people with real stories of triumph and tragedy plus successes and setbacks. I'm your host Gregory Byerline. People often come and go, but these are the company you keep. Everyday people making their mark. Lots of interesting conversations heading your way as we talk about life's ups, downs, and all arounds.

Welcome to Collected Clan ... the podcast featuring conversational biographies of relatable people with real stories of triumph and tragedy plus successes and setbacks. I'm your host Gregory Byerline. People often come and go, but these are the company you keep. Everyday people making their mark. Lots of interesting conversations heading your way as we talk about life's ups, downs, and all arounds.
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Welcome to Collected Clan ... the podcast featuring conversational biographies of relatable people with real stories of triumph and tragedy plus successes and setbacks. I'm your host Gregory Byerline. People often come and go, but these are the company you keep. Everyday people making their mark. Lots of interesting conversations heading your way as we talk about life's ups, downs, and all arounds.

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Episodes

#19 – Stephen Tedeschi: On Performing Arts, Being Italian, and the Joy of Christmas

12/16/2018
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My guest today is Stephen Tedeschi. Stephen is another artist in my world, and we've shared many a stage together with him at the helm of numerous dramatic arts performances, which, of course, we talk about here. He's very much Italian, and his fantastic family is always nearby. You'll even hear some of them in the background a time or two enjoying life together, and this will give you an accurate glimpse into a typical Tedeschi family day. As always, we feature a Non-Profit Spotlight...

Duration:01:14:43

#18 – Bonus: Thank You Notes...Audio Time Capsules of Gratitude

11/19/2018
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In this bonus episode of Collected Clan, we kick off the holiday season right here at the start of Thanksgiving week with some audio thank you notes from previous guests and a few additional people for whom I'm grateful. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing while you listen, kick back and soak it in. What We Talk About: Episode 4Episode 14Episode 10Episode 11Episode 13East Coast Trail & Ultra PodcastEpisode 16Episode 7Episode 7Episode 170:14:09 David Hooper from RED Podcast and...

Duration:00:33:15

#17 – Lauren Phelps: On Creativity, Pursuing Dreams, and Motherhood

11/12/2018
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Lauren Phelps is an accomplished creative entrepreneur. I first knew Lauren as she achieved great success with her clothing line LEONA then as a client when I had the opportunity to photograph several seasonal lookbooks of her fashion designs. She has continued her creative endeavors since then and now lives in New York where she continued her work in fashion then turned into an even deeper creative direction, which, of course, we talk about here. What We Talk About 0:02:20 Nashville...

Duration:01:14:25

#16 – Tony Caldwell: On Hair Dressing, Entrepreneurship, and the Ability To Choose

10/12/2018
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Tony Caldwell is a renowned hair dresser, entrepreneur, and fantastic conversationalist, as one would expect to experience when sitting in his salon chair. We talk about his first-hand experience behind the scenes at many New York Fashion Weeks, his path to owning his own salon, how he approaches each individual client who comes to him to look their best, plus the fragility of the human body, the #MeToo movement, and several other unexpected twists. And as always, we feature a Non-Profit...

Duration:01:23:26

#15 – Abby Stahlschmidt: On Modeling, Objectification and A Little Bit of Music

8/26/2018
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My guest today is Abby Stahlschmidt. Abby is a professional model with whom I've worked several times, and she's also an accomplished violinist playing across the US and Europe. We talk about her music career so far and take a deep dive into the fashion and modeling world as we've both seen it, including a look at female objectification and how our work impacts people who see it. Abby also shares about a special organization she supports in this episode's Non-Profit Spotlight. We end our...

Duration:01:12:46

#14 – Tiffany Montero: On Autism, Adoption, and Running To Heal

7/30/2018
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n this episode, we hear from Tiffany Montero and how she's navigating life through the lens of high-functioning autism and the redemptive power of adoption and how she made a conscious connection with her own birth mom as a birth mom herself. This is real life in some honest, candid storytelling and conversation. Plus a special Non-Profit Spotlight that'll shed some light on how easy it is to help someone else on their journey. Topics Covered: 0:01:11 How we met toto Follow...

Duration:01:20:37

#13 – Bradley Ford: Guitarist, DJ, Music Man (Part 2)

6/25/2018
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In this episode, we have the second half of the conversation with my friend Bradley Ford about his career in music, our love of music and musicals, the impact of music on society through education and so much more, including what it's like to have experienced a school shooting first hand. This conversation took many twists and turns and returns upon itself into a woven storyline that created the longest episode so far. Be sure you listen to Part 1 (aka Episode #11) which delivered the...

Duration:00:59:35

#12 – Father's Day Memos...Saying It Forward

6/11/2018
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I have a special treat for you as Father's Day approaches. This episode is a collection of unreleased material from previous episodes with guests who are fathers, an extension of Episode #9 that was Mother's Day. This podcast series is all about conversation, which is much more than an interview. They're two-sided; not just one-sided Q&A. To that end, I don't keep a list of questions to ask every guest. Except in this case. There's one question I asked each guest. One topic, rather, that I...

Duration:00:25:26

#11 – Bradley Ford: Guitarist, DJ, Music Man (Part 1)

5/30/2018
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In this episode, I talk with my friend Bradley Ford about his career in music, our love of music and musicals, the impact of music on society through education and so much more, including what it's like to have experienced a school shooting first hand. This conversation took many twists and turns and returns upon itself into a woven storyline that created the longest episode so far. So this is Part 1 of the two-part conversational biography. Topics Covered: 0:02:17 Grown men gushing over...

Duration:00:59:43

#10 – John J. Thompson: Musician, Author, Troubadour

5/14/2018
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In this episode, I talk with John J. Thompson. Though we met less than 10 years ago, John and I share a rather parallel life that was exciting to explore in this conversation about our shared Central Illinois roots and about signing his own adoption papers, how forgiveness is actually connected to understanding, the unique community that was Cornerstone Festival, his book called Jesus Bread & Chocolate: Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass Market World, and so much more. Topics...

Duration:01:14:49

#9 – Bonus: Mother's Day Memos...Saying It Forward

5/6/2018
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In this bonus episode, I have a special treat for you. This episode is a collection of unreleased material from previous episodes with guests who are mothers. This podcast series is all about conversation, which is much more than an interview. They're two-sided; not just one-sided Q&A. To that end, I don't keep a list of questions to ask every guest. Except in this case. There's one question I asked each guest. One topic, rather, that I covered with each guest. And that's what I have in...

Duration:00:22:30

#8 – Ginger Eldridge: Mother, Survivor, Honorer

4/30/2018
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In this episode, I reconnect with Ginger Eldridge, someone I've known for nearly the entire 26 years I've lived in Nashville. We talk about music business life in Nashville, the impact we both experienced knowing the late great Landy Gardner, getting to second base with Dolly Parton, doing life with an out ex-spouse, and so much more. She's a Mother. She's a Survivor. And she's an Honorer. Listen, you'll see. We go light we go deep then we go light then we go deep again then light again as...

Duration:01:46:51

#7 – Jenny & Franklin Baker: Runners, Homeschoolers, Encouragers

4/16/2018
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Jenny & Franklin Baker have covered more ground (literally) than your average couple, whether on the road or trail running or turning their life's boat upstream by moving to the woods and simplifying their life to amplify the impact they have on others lives. Listen in as we talk about ultra running (any distance longer than a 26.2-mile marathon...yeah, it's a thing), homeschooling, living intentionally, female empowerment, and so much more. Another good'n for you. Visit the show notes at...

Duration:01:16:55

#6 – Elizabeth Foster: Painter, Songwriter, Dreamer

4/2/2018
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Elizabeth Foster is a beyond-talented artist whose work you really need to see and hear. We talk about her early music career, world travels, uber-fantastic paintings she creates that are must-see (truly), how she makes a living as a full-time artist, and how much I really want an Elizabeth Foster tattoo. Definitely visit the show notes at www.collectedclan.com/elizabethfoster to see her work. Topics Covered: Follow Along: Follow Collected Clan at these online destinations to never miss...

Duration:01:08:54

#5 – Tanya Willis: Dog Rescuer & Matchmaker

3/19/2018
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Tanya and I talk about a mutually favorite subject...DOGS! Beyond their puppy dog eyes and waggly tails, she shares how Agape Animal Rescue came to be plus All that and more. 1:32 Roadside epiphany ... 7:01 Self-education and growth of Agape ... 9:38 A family affair ... 11:06 How a rescue agency works ... 16:02 Growth rate ... 19:00 Current adoptables ... 21:33 How it works ... 30:09 Rescue fatigue ... 34:23 Hurricane Harvey dogs ... 47:18 What is it about dogs? ... 1:03:11 Non-Profit...

Duration:01:21:41

#4 – Bethany Torino: Chocolatier, Entrepreneur, Risk Taker

3/9/2018
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Bethany is not in Kansas anymore, and she makes decadent chocolates that'll stir your taste buds and soul like a tornado. In this conversation, we talk about growing in Dorothy's hometown, how we were in the same building at the same time 25+ years ago without even knowing it, songwriting in Nashville, what grace is, the ups and downs of entreprenuership, and...chocolate! A few specifics of discussion... 0:56ChocolatMoulin Rouge5:359:5217:1419:5533:2537:0642:4249:4853:4454:3655:401:00:38...

Duration:01:08:06

#3 – Markus Garza: Army Ranger, Leadership, Advocare

3/6/2018
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Markus Garza talks openly about his time as a cadet and football player at the United States Military Academy (West Point) which lead to his service time as an Army Ranger leading soldiers in Iraq, how his military leadership skills apply to his successful Advocare business and family/fatherhood life. Fascinating stories and insights in this episode. 0:56 Introduction & BNI ... 4:49 West Point ... 7:26 South Texas roots & Advocare ... 15:06 Army Ranger school ... 20:27 Physicality ... 33:14...

Duration:01:17:58

#0 – Trailer: The Company You Keep

3/6/2018
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American society is at a crossroads as we grapple with international propaganda, national fake news, and the ease of sharing topics on social media after reading only the click-bait headline. We don't look deeper. Somewhere along the way we’ve lost the art of conversation. We talk at people instead of with people. We use our mouth more than our ears. We too commonly stay “connected” behind our screens, and it’s high time we start talking about our lives and life’s ups, downs, and...

Duration:00:05:19

#1 – Amber Williams: Model, Scientist, Dog Lover

3/6/2018
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Amber Williams talks about her experience as a model and wardrobe stylist, her professional career as a laboratory scientist, stem cell transplants, what it's like to be single again in today's modern world, plus our mutually favorite creatures...dogs. 0:56 Early fashion scene ... 13:40 The scientist side ... 35:53 Non-Profit Spotlight ... 37:09 Dogs rule ... 41:16 Single Again Follow Along: Follow Collected Clan at these online destinations to never miss an episode. It's free to...

Duration:00:55:34

#2 – David Meyers: Musician, Firefighter, Philosopher

3/6/2018
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David and I talked extensively his music career, songwriting, love & marriage, human interaction, social ills and solutions to those ills, and the ideology and philosophy that fuels his world. 1:24 20th anniversary, Gifts, and How they met ... 34:42 Next EP ... 36:46 New Mexico Dream Center ... 41:46 Non-Profit Spotlight ... 43:16 Relationships Follow Along: Follow Collected Clan at these online destinations to never miss an episode. It's free to listen: Official Website Apple...

Duration:00:51:50