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Hess's Heroes

Storytelling Podcasts

Many years ago I was a professor at Butler University and lived for a year as the "faculty in residence" in the freshman boys dorm. During that time I took the kids out to restaurants that expanded their horizons, we went to cultural events on campus and in the city and I hosted jam sessions in my "apartment." At one point, they made shirts for the whole group with a cartoon version of my face on the front with a signature ear to ear smile that said "Hess's Heroes." Trust me, it is a rather surreal experience to be headed to class only to have a picture of your face walking toward you or even weirder on one of the students in your lecture class. Even though it was mostly a joke, those kids were right, many of them had amazing stories to tell, their peaks, their valleys and what they had done to make it to that point in their lives. In the end, I learned a lot about myself by learning about their lives. This site is about telling the stories of people, some well known, some less so, that inspire us, challenge the status quo, manage to overcome obstacles or have a lesson we all might benefit from. Here is the story of heroes.

Many years ago I was a professor at Butler University and lived for a year as the "faculty in residence" in the freshman boys dorm. During that time I took the kids out to restaurants that expanded their horizons, we went to cultural events on campus and in the city and I hosted jam sessions in my "apartment." At one point, they made shirts for the whole group with a cartoon version of my face on the front with a signature ear to ear smile that said "Hess's Heroes." Trust me, it is a rather surreal experience to be headed to class only to have a picture of your face walking toward you or even weirder on one of the students in your lecture class. Even though it was mostly a joke, those kids were right, many of them had amazing stories to tell, their peaks, their valleys and what they had done to make it to that point in their lives. In the end, I learned a lot about myself by learning about their lives. This site is about telling the stories of people, some well known, some less so, that inspire us, challenge the status quo, manage to overcome obstacles or have a lesson we all might benefit from. Here is the story of heroes.

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Many years ago I was a professor at Butler University and lived for a year as the "faculty in residence" in the freshman boys dorm. During that time I took the kids out to restaurants that expanded their horizons, we went to cultural events on campus and in the city and I hosted jam sessions in my "apartment." At one point, they made shirts for the whole group with a cartoon version of my face on the front with a signature ear to ear smile that said "Hess's Heroes." Trust me, it is a rather surreal experience to be headed to class only to have a picture of your face walking toward you or even weirder on one of the students in your lecture class. Even though it was mostly a joke, those kids were right, many of them had amazing stories to tell, their peaks, their valleys and what they had done to make it to that point in their lives. In the end, I learned a lot about myself by learning about their lives. This site is about telling the stories of people, some well known, some less so, that inspire us, challenge the status quo, manage to overcome obstacles or have a lesson we all might benefit from. Here is the story of heroes.

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@hesssheroes

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Gordo

12/23/2020
Gordo by Chris Hess

Duration:00:09:11

Episode #3 - Dr. Spine

1/14/2019
It may be universally true that the world is always changing, but it seems like one would be hard-pressed to find a time that the pace of human “innovation” has been such a double-edged sword. While I fully believe in the progress of technology, there is ample evidence that there are some negative side effects. For instance, how many overweight people do you see these days, how many times have you had a half-baked conversation with someone who was mostly paying attention to their phones and...

Duration:01:12:57

Episode #2 - The Jedi Master

12/28/2018
Hey everyone, today’s episode is going to be a special one. When I was thinking of potential guests for this show, I kept returning to the idea that it might be a really fun opportunity to use it as a means to reconnect with someone in my past that I haven’t had a deep conversation with in some time. And I thought of my brother, who as you will see in this episode has led nothing short of an interesting life. That being said, I hadn’t really talked to him beyond superficially about his...

Duration:00:59:48

Episode #1 - Brooklyn Castle

12/20/2018
Welcome to the very first “Hess’s Heroes” podcast! I feel like there should be some sort of drum roll or fireworks going off in the background. The reason we are here is that a while back I was thinking about my own strengths and weaknesses and after fumbling around with some classes in machine learning and human-centered design that I thought would help me in my day job, I came to a realization that what I enjoy most is a good story, and so I decided to start a podcast about people’s...

Duration:00:46:58

Introduction

2/4/2018
This is an introduction to the Hess's Heroes podcast.

Duration:00:02:38