Episode 8: Why I Marched
In this special 2017 season premiere episode of Shaping Sapiens, we'll witness sounds and stories from the Women's March on Washington from different marchers in different cities across the country. As a participant in the march myself, I've come to understand that these stories are vital. In a nation -- a WORLD -- that appears to be so divided, the only thing that can bring us together is LISTENING to each other and LEARNING that we are much more alike than we are different. Our show's...
Episode 7: Being Brave is Funny
What do you get when you mix spunk, humor, and a great pixie hair cut? You get a comedian from Brooklyn with an insatiable hunger for life. Chani Lisbon is one of eleven Jewish Orthodox children, and her affinity for comedy stemmed from an innate curiosity to poke and prod and ask, "What would happen if?" By following the answers, Chani's story teaches that no matter how far away you may go, your roots may always lead you home again.
Episode 6: The Fire Still Burns
They say when you have a dream, the whole universe will conspire to make that dream a reality. At first, that dream can feel SO RIGHT, so seductive, so sure... Especially when you're a 20-something die-hard rock-and-roller. But, inevitably, life has a way of throwing around obstacles, and the dreamer is forced to either hold on or grow up. Diego Del Pozzo teaches us that if that dream really is meant to be, then it won't matter how much time has passed, because if that inner fire is still...
Episode 5: This is Not About Cancer
How does one fight cancer? With vengeance? Tears? Determination? Prayers? Hope? Our guest today chooses to fight it with fire. This conversation takes place just a few hours after receiving her 6th chemotherapy treatment. I wasn't even sure if she'd be up for it. But after we got home, she went into her room and came back out, freshly dressed, make-up on, and a bright, colorful hair turban in place and said: "Let's do it." Stephanie Jensen Garza is the epitome of what it means to be brave...