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Revel Revel

A Society and Culture podcast featuring Lauren Drabble
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Amanda Skenandore is a local 'to my neck of the woods' Colorado girl, now in Vegas. She's a historical novelist. And a nurse! And I didn't know that until our discussion. I guess I should have picked up on it when reading her newest book, comin
What does Forte Volontà mean? It means Strong Willed in Italian and is Torrey's tattoo and mantra. "Who’s Torrey Andre Grimaldi?  (Formerly called Terry Hunt--this is his dead name.)Assigned female at birth. Just a boy screaming to brake free v
Books, death, food, quaranTINIES, coming out, living your authentic life, Maya Angelou, buying lamps, Attitus Fitch, meeting your soul mate later in life, gay weddings, work-life balance, cheese drawers, being a great dad, the 80s, and getting
First time ever, I've let a guest name their own episode!  I'm really hoping you buy her book! ;-) It will help you--I'm sure. I know it. Do the hard things. Do what scares you. Be strong. Fight for yourself. Fight for what you need. Be a proud
If there has ever been a more "Instagram Perfect" place than San Diego, I don't know what is. But Shannon Thompson opens our eyes to what it is like when you don't fit in to this perfect collective image and the recovery you need when you aren'
My guest, Kate Clifford Larson, is my first scholar! Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of three critically acclaimed biographies including Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portr
  Guests Abe and Elaine Romero are here to share love and funny stories. It is almost like the movie Serendipity! So join us for this very theraputic couples therapy discussion. I hope that if you are interested in listening to a cute relations
Don't ever let anyone tell you you will have no future or job if you major in the Humanities. My guest Vincent Atchity, the President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, is here to dispel that myth. How did a Classics Major end up working in men
Gino, Gino, Gino! If you haven't listened to the Phil Factor episode, you'll want to hear that one first to truly appreciate Gene's episode. Here it is: Phil Factor Gino is the biggest Madonna fan, thus the title, but he truly does live to make
Rome calls himself a futurist. I call him a visionary. This episode is all about the beauty of the mystery. But to know the future we have to go back to the beginning. Let us take you back to the dawning age of the internet and revel in how rev
Jeni Davis Rayle is an advocate for education reform where we keep the children first, not the institutions or the test scores. She's fighting everyday for this and for equity for all special education children especially within this flawed sys
Jeni Davis Rayle is an advocate for education reform where we keep the children first, not the institutions or the test scores. She's fighting everyday for this and for equity for all special education children especially within this flawed sys
Interview with Kergan Edwards-Stout I don't know Kergan! LOL Even though he lives about 15 mins from me. Thanks to a mutual friend called Lisa Colorado, we met to discuss his book and his life. Kergan Edwards-Stout's new "fictional" memoir, Nev
Interview with Dr. Sheldon Jacobs. I didn't know Dr. Sheldon Jacobs when we started this, but since we had to scrap the original recording from 11/2 and redo in January, and all the subsequent emails, etc., I now have spent a good amount of tim
Interview with Vanessa Garrison. Vanessa says many cool things such as: "in the mindset to receive the message of the book" ... "take the time to learn yourself"... "one divine order of things"... "the universe has lined my life up in a beautif
Interview with Vanessa Garrison. Vanessa says many cool things such as: "in the mindset to receive the message of the book" ... "take the time to learn yourself"... "one divine order of things"... "the universe has lined my life up in a beautif
Interview with Dianne Koehler. Listen to Dianne, 2 Ns, and I reconnect after 20+ years. You won't believe how she's pivotal in my life and how we reconnected. TOTAL small world story! As they say in German: glücklicher Zufall!  We discuss her l
Interview with Remy Meraz. Remy (also Remedios or Ding!) Meraz is a fighter! She's a searcher, a student, a hero, a mom, an entrepeneur, and a woman who cannot be stopped.  This episode could also be called Manifest Destiny.  If you don't typic
Interview with Tristan Higgins. I got to talk to Tris and blow her perception of herself. We expose how inappropriate the 80s were. I mention this classic video that you might want to check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyNa-ReeZc8Any
Interview with Ineta Lukosius. Whoa. BIG Autumn of 2020! How time has flown since I actually got to sit down in the same room with Ineta. Ineta is one of my first friends in Denver. I need more Coloradans to be on the pod! And immigrants! She's
Interview with Annette Mason Gregg. Nettie is so good at including your name and in warm ways to include you. Her way makes you feel special. This quote from Maya Angelou came up but also embodies Nettie: “I've learned that people will forget w
Interview with Christina Tracey. Perfect to get you ready for Halloween and to support the arts year round! Crying at the sight of the white walker in GOT!? Who does that? Well, this guest does! She is truly moved by the power of the arts. What
Interview with Phil Factor. Phil and I cried and cried on the episode. Yay for catharsis! You may have noticed that I broke with tradition for the naming convention of this episode. After talking to Nettie while editing Factor, the only title t
Interview with Pam Martin Johnston.  Besides going to school with Pam Martin at MCHS, we worked together for years and years at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. In fact she trained me in my first position in the Food and Beverage Department. We still w
Interview with Vanessa Waters Kassir. OK, Vanessa and I packed a LOT in! There are many, many topics and links here. LOTS of discussion about the THEATRE! Support your local theatre! Many/Most are struggling/dying due to covid so please contact
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