Howdy, y'all! Welcome to Season 3!

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Sept. 2, 2021

045 - Berger's Burgers

Today Jonah speaks about building community. One hamburger at a time. The problems of the world can be overwhelming but there are small ways to remedy that. Get to know your neighbor. A year's long tradition from life with friends …

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Aug. 26, 2021

044 - The Silent Pastor

Meet Gary DeVries. Pastor, Hospital Chaplain, Father, and also my father-in-law. This is a rare soul of a man who sees the world through a perspective that is so unique you will not want the interview to end. We talk …

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Aug. 19, 2021

043 - A Tree Doesn't Walk

Come and meet Season Ciriello. A wise and vibrant 16 ear old who is adjusting to the fact that she now has a disease, and it helping others along the way. She reminds us that people can sometimes adjust easily …

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Aug. 12, 2021

042 - Anything but Down

If you want a 40 minute class on perspective, sit down and listen to this truly rare conversation with Sally McCance. Upon hearing the news that her unborn daughter will have Down Syndrome, her journey of looking up and sharing …

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Aug. 5, 2021

041 - Walk Like Me

Today we sit down with Rai Ganesan. A young woman who will leave you feeling hopeful for the future. She tells us about the life of an adopted child who finds out that she has a hereditary disease and has …

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July 29, 2021

040 - Blodgett Baby

Today we meet a dear friend of mine Rick Meyering. Camp Director, servant of the people, and true Michigander. We talk about growing up with a blue collar, his path towards running an amazing camp for impoverished youth, and we …

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June 24, 2021

035 - The Future Bright

Today we meet Annabelle Ensor. Seventeen year old new member of the CMT community and a walkin talkin example of why the future is so bright. The amazing young woman was diagnosed with a disease six weeks ago and in …

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June 10, 2021

033 - They Call Her Mzungu

Meet the gentle giant heart of Jessica Koster. She is a Physical Therapist and has chosen to use her skills and her path to help families and children in Africa. Often creatively finding new ways to practice her trade without …

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June 3, 2021

032 - Clay in the Sculptors Hands

Today we sit and take a journey with my old and dear friend Tami who with her husband embarked on a journey of a decade and a half to have a child. Failure after disappointing failure until they ended up …

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May 27, 2021

031 - Sisters of the Syndrome

Sometimes if you are lucky, you find friends that become tighter than relatives. Meet just those ladies. Laura, Peggy, and Kathi have been friends for decades. Raised sons into men all with Down Syndrome, been together through the loss of …

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May 20, 2021

030 - Mama of the Funky Feet

Today we meet my amazing friend Erin Weierbach. CMT Patient, champion of disabled youth and mother to a son with CMT. We talk about the choice to have kids, the news that her son has CMT and how that affects …

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April 29, 2021

027 - Son of a Preacher Man

Today we sit down with Stephen Wooden. County Commissioner and all around good soul. We talk about his path to politics and how to navigate life in public service. We also see how the intensity and animosity of national politics …

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April 22, 2021

026 - Size Doesn't Matter

Last week we met Susan Mooney and this week we meet her son, and my good friend, Ross. Ross is 27, has an acquired brain injury, and is one of the most unique souls I have come across. He tells …

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April 15, 2021

025 - The Ranch of Tall Tales

Today y'all, we meet my dear old friend and self-made path paver, Susan Mooney. Susan and her husband Pat are parents to Ross who is a young adult with a disability. In order to meet his adult needs for community …

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April 8, 2021

024 - On Again, Off Again

Last week we talked with Karel Horney, time to meet her son and my old friend Adam Horney! He is an amazing man who loves country music, law enforcement, and the Lord. His authenticity and boundless heart will leave you …

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April 1, 2021

023 - Divine Intervention

Today we sit down with my old friend, and long ago boss, and author, and rockstar Karel Horney. She has battled eating disorders, despression, and alcoholism for most of her life, and in the process she started and grew one …

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March 25, 2021

022 - Attack of the Beta Cells

Today we meet Ricky Taylor, Type 1 diabetic, 4th Degree Blackbelt Sensei and amazing human spirit. We talk about how diabetes affects your day to day life and how losing his vision in one eye only increased his determination towards …

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March 18, 2021

021 - Did you hear about the Cantor's wife???

Today, we meet Jonah's Aunt Tina and go for the long journey from marriage to a cantor, to divorce, to losing a child, to loving another woman, to cancer, and back again. The wisdom and honesty of this amazing woman …

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March 11, 2021

020 - Hello Dolly!

Today my old and dear friends Dave & Jeremy join us on the show for a long and interesting chat. We cover everything from favorite drinks to the scientific view of the pandemic to race and faith relations to the …

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March 4, 2021

019 - Pandemic Positives: The Show Must Go On

Today we continue our series Pandemic Positives, focusing on those most affected by the pandemic and what they are doing to remain hopeful and focused through it all. We spend the hour with two of my oldest friends Lisa & …

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Feb. 25, 2021

018 - Stompin' on Eggshells with DaMarceo Thomas

Today, my old friend and rapper DaMarceo Thomas joins me on the show to talk about camp life, hip-hop, race, and friendship. This is a true heart you don't find everyday and will leave you feeling the inspiration of living …

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Feb. 18, 2021

017 - Pandemic Positives: Styx and Shmo

Today we continue our Pandemic Positives series as we meet Erica Berger-Brandt. Amazing therapist, Authentic Soul, and my very own sister. We tlk about our childhood, her path as a therapist, and how Covid has affected the therapy industry...

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Feb. 11, 2021

016 - MARIA MAISONET - Buffers and Pitbulls

This is an episode not to miss. Today we welcome Maria Maisonet. Former student of the University of New Haven. She chose to leave the school after a series of experiences with inaccessibility.

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Feb. 4, 2021

015 - DENNIS FRIEDMAN - Salt of the Earth

Today on another installment in our series Pandemic Positives, we meet my old camp friend and restaurateur, Dennis Friedman. Together we delve into his culinary history and focus on the impact of Covid on his beloved industry. And over the …

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Jan. 21, 2021

013 - VIRGIL DICKERSON - Listen to Your Mama!

In the first episode of our ongoing series Pandemic Positives, we meet Virgil Dickerson. Record Label Exec, Marketing Guru, and self-made Kim-Chi Tycoon. This unbelieveable tornado of a human being just never stops. And when he lost both of his …

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Jan. 14, 2021

012 - KELLY STAHLMAN - Amor Fati

Think you have a lot to deal with. Come listen to my old friend Kelly’s lion’s share of challenges and be ready to learn. This woman is not only impressive because of the number of gargantuan trials she has been …

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Jan. 7, 2021

011 - BERNADETTE SCARDUZIO - Her Daddy’s Daughter

This episode is a real treat as we sit down with Bernadette Scarduzio, Social Media Coordinator for the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation. In addition to her title, resident badass is perfectly fitting as well. She has a remarkable story to tell …

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Dec. 31, 2020

010 MARC RONICK - Pandemic Positives

It is time to ring in the new year and there is no better partner-in-crime than my best friend and producer of He Walks Like a Cowboy, Marc Ronick. Brothers for 33 years and counting, we talk of our history, …

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Dec. 24, 2020

009 Boiled Pine Needles

Today, on Christmas eve, Jonah takes a solo walk through his history as a Jewish kid in a Christian society. Walk with him as he spends Christmas with a friend's family, the day he almost bought a christmas tree, and …

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Dec. 17, 2020

008 DR. MIKE SHY - Playing in the Band

I have a friend. He’s funny and charming. He is a brilliant mind. In fact he is one of the world’s leading researchers for my disability. And I can’t wait to introduce you to Dr. Mike Shy. Come learn all …

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Dec. 10, 2020

007 ANDER - Duke Hamilton Von Shnufflestein

This week I sit down with Ander Hagberry. Old friend and adult who lives with High Functioning Autism. One in a million doesn’t begin to do Ander justice. He is a true one in a Trillion. Don’t miss this opportunity …

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Dec. 3, 2020

006 JEANA - Livin on a Prayer

The human tornado, Jeana Sweeney is our guest on this intimate conversation with a true Rockstar. Jeana has Charcot Marie Tooth and has devoted her career to the CMTA. She is on a mission to fund the cure and she …

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Nov. 26, 2020

005 Jonah's Beautiful Turkey Legs

This time o' year, my thoughts turn to thankfulness. Now more than ever it is key to count your blessings and to remember how many others have it worse. We chat about my Bubbe's amazing journey to the U.S. and …

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Nov. 19, 2020

004 ERIN - The Balancing Act

Now more than ever, we need a reason to be hopeful for the future. Welcome to Erin Black. This young woman is the embodiment of the future is bright. We get into her challenges, her philosophies, her wisdoms, and the …

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Nov. 12, 2020

003 BETHANY MELOCHE - Firecrackers!

I have known Bethany Meloche for many years and I would best describe her as a lion with sheep's feet. There is a power about this soft spoken woman that is amazing to participate in. We cover her disability, her …

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Nov. 5, 2020

002 MARILYN BERGER - The Chosen Ones

My dear ole mom, Marilyn joins me on the show to talk about my childhood, her path with discovering disability in our family, and parenting through a physical challenge. My mom has always been an amazing person and I think …

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Nov. 5, 2020

001 DRE - Pinch the Piles

On today’s episode, I welcome my old friend and American badass, Andrea Moore. Businesswoman, photographer, poet, speaker, and visionary. We delve into the many ways that Andrea has challenges, faces them, learns from them and then proceeds to teach...

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