Everyday Superhumans

Everyday Superhumans

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The podcast to restore your faith in humanity! Join Charlie & Kyle as they cover the nonprofits and do-gooders of Austin, Texas and connect you with causes that you care about.


Protecting our land with Hill Country Conservancy
Sep 4 • 44 min
As Austin’s population grows, open land becomes a key discussion. Throughout Austin’s history, the 250,000 acres overlying the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer (this sounds weird, is it officially this name or is it two places?) has been divided between the…
Finding Community with Art from the Streets
Jul 7 • 38 min
Established in 1991, Art From the Streets has helped hundreds of people experiencing homelessness form an art community. The wonderful artists at the heart of the organization attend weekly studio sessions. Through Art From the Street’s online store and…
Living a Joyful Life at Marbridge
Jun 23 • 61 min
In 1953, Ed and Marge Bridges founded the Marbridge Foundation for their son, Jim, who had cognitive disabilities. Marbridge provides different levels of care, support and guidance that are customized to the individual. Over 200 acres of land, Marbridge…
Pushing Forward with GirlForward
Jun 8 • 38 min
GirlForward is an Austin based charity with Chicago roots dedicated to helping refugee girls ages 14 to 21 adapt smoothly and safely into America. It isn’t being a refugee of any kinds, but unfortunately girls are especially venerable to violence,…
Keeping Austin Wild with Austin Wildlife Rescue
May 25 • 41 min
Austin Wildlife Rescue has been helping keep Austin wild since 1977. Austin Wildlife Rescue rehabilitates and releases orphaned, sick, and injured wild animals and educates the public to coexist with wildlife. In this episode of Everyday Superhumans…
Protecting the Live Music Capitol of the World With HAAM
May 5 • 35 min
Welcome to the music capitol of the world! With great titles come great responsibility. Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (commonly known as HAAM) is Austin’s one-stop health care resource for Austin’s hard-working musicians. In this episode of…
Recognizing Legends with RecognizeGood
Apr 21 • 49 min
RecognizeGood is an Austin based foundation that honors Austinites who have gone the extra mile to make their community a better place. Through their Legends program an individual is selected for their outstanding work in community service and is granted…
Delivering Happiness with Meals on Wheels Central Texas
Apr 7 • 43 min
In our second remote interview of Everyday Superhumans, we chat with Thad Rosenfeld, VP for Communications of Meal on Wheels Central Texas, about how their program helps Texas seniors stay connected and independent. During these uneasy times, Meals on…
Helping While at Home & Raising a Generation of Superhumans With Amy Loar of Generation SERVE
Mar 25 • 21 min
In the very first remote interview of Everyday Superhumans, Charlie & Kyle chat with Amy Loar, the Executive Director of Generation SERVE, about how families can have fun volunteering together even while at home. Generation SERVE is building a society of…
Getting Down to Business with the McCombs Board Fellows
Mar 16 • 43 min
In this episode we get down to the business of running a charity with the McCombs Board Fellows. The McCombs Board Fellows are a UT Austin based student ran organization dedicated to educating MBA students in leadership, project management, and…
Empowering Citizens With The League of Women Voters
Feb 18 • 36 min
It’s 2020, which means election year is here. Let’s face it, elections can be overwhelming, from the grandiose national politics to local city policies. There’s just so much to keep track of. But never fear, The League of Women Voters is here! Established…
The Future of Everyday Superhumans
Aug 29, 2018 • 2 min
Update: As you all could tell, the show is officially back on the air. Stay up to date with all things superhuman at our new website EverydaySuperhumans.show! —————————————————————————————- You might be wondering why Everyday Superhumans hasn’t updated…
A Brief Update on Everyday Superhumans
Jul 10, 2018 • 1 min
Charlie and I have been really busy this summer with our personal lives, and we’d like to apologize for the lack of new episodes. If you’re looking for other ways to restore your faith in humanity in the meantime I recommend checking out the following:…
From the Chalkboard to the Real World: How MathHappens is Inspiring a Love of Math in Students
May 29, 2018 • 25 min
MathHappens is on a mission to show the world the wonders of math, in an interactive environment outside of the classroom. Since 2014 the educational charity has partnered with organizations from the Austin Nature & Science Center to Alamo Drafthouse. By…
Conquering Cancer and Empowering Patients with Survivor Genny Dalton & The LIVESTRONG Foundation
May 16, 2018 • 40 min
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights for the more than 32.6 million people around the world affected by cancer now. how about Founded in 1997, LIVESTRONG unites, inspires and empowers people and their loved ones affected by cancer with free cancer support…
The Austin Film Fest: Over Twenty-Five Years of Storytelling with Barbara Morgan
May 2, 2018 • 38 min
Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of film by inspiring and championing the work of all artists who use the language of film and television to tell a story. AFF is best known for its annual October Austin Film Festival and Conference (Oct. 25…
David Edmonson on Uniting Technology and Government with The Austin Tech Alliance
Apr 17, 2018 • 31 min
The Austin Tech Alliance is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to promoting a civically engaged tech community within the growing Austin tech sector, and tech solutions for government programs. Their projects currently include TechVotes…
Celebrating Over 100 Years of Theatre at the Paramount with Jim Ritts
Apr 4, 2018 • 37 min
The Paramount and Stateside Theatres are a historic Austin treasure. Over a hundred years and hundreds of thousands of performances the theatres have featured acts from legendary magician Harry Houdini to modern comedy legend Weird Al Yankovic. The…
Joy Casnovsky on Cultivating a Healthy Community at the Sustainable Food Center
Mar 20, 2018 • 31 min
For twenty-five years and counting Austin’s Sustainable Food Center has been providing a healthy connection between the farmers of Central Texas and Austinites. With programs such as their weekly farmers markets giving farmers and customers a chance to…
I Live Here I Give Here: A Small & Mighty Force
Mar 7, 2018 • 30 min
I Live Here I Give Here’s mission is to cultivate the power of giving back. They strive to meet the community’s needs by ensuring that the culture of giving back is embraced and celebrated throughout Austin’s region. Charlie and Kyle chat with Catherine…
Searching for Sergio
Feb 20, 2018 • 32 min
Over thirty years ago a disaster struck Armero, Colombia when a dormant volcano erupted. In its wake, a devastating mudslide plummeted down the mountainside and destroyed the Colombian town. The aftermath left thousands dead, buildings in ruin, and…
Ian Hallett on Providing Affordable Pet Care all Across Texas with Emancipet
Feb 6, 2018 • 29 min
Emancipet is making spay/neuter and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners in Austin, Killeen, Houston, Pflugerville, and Philadelphia. Since 1999, the clinic has done over a quarter of a million spay/neuter procedures, over…
BACA: Founded by Social Workers, Driven by Bikers
Jan 23, 2018 • 30 min
There are two families everybody has in their life: the one they’re born with and the ones they choose. Not everyone is fortunate enough to be born within a safe household, but we do have the choice to find a family that loves and protects us. Bikers…
Marcus Cruz Sanchez on Sexual Liberation and the new LBGTQ+ Sexual Health Revolution
Jan 9, 2018 • 34 min
Are you ready for season 4 of Everyday Superhumans? We know we are! This time we’re starting strong with a doctor’s office that’s revolutionizing HIV treatment right here in Austin, the Kind Clinic. The Kind Clinic has made Austin a national hotspot for…
Building a Better Austin at the Austin Energy Community Connections Fair
Dec 13, 2017 • 58 min
Every year nonprofits of Austin and the City of Austin team up to spread their good message to eager community members. From looking for a new companion at the Austin Animal Center, to higher education opportunities offered by Capital Idea, and even voter…
Meningitis, Vaccine Education, and the Paralympics: The Story of the J.A.M.I.E. Group
Oct 12, 2017 • 40 min
College is never easy. You’re on your own for the first time, classes are tough and demanding, and you gotta deal with dorm food on top of it all. For Jamie Schanbaum college was made even more difficult. During her freshman year Jamie was diagnosed with…
Environmentalism and Free Trees in Austin with the TreeFolks
Sep 26, 2017 • 34 min
Since 1988 Treefolks has been keeping Austin and Central Texas clean and green. For nearly 30 years the environmental nonprofit has maintained and restored the natural tree population of Central Texas. TreeFolk offers a variety of programs, from…
Educating, Supporting and Advocating for Families, the Adoption Knowledge Affiliates Way
Sep 12, 2017 • 40 min
Adoption Knowledge Affiliates is a place where adopted people, birth parents, adoptive parents and others are coming together to find a depth of understanding unimaginable before. Whether you’re seeking to form a family through adoption, seeking…
How Mitscoots Outfitters is Helping the Homeless Across America
Aug 29, 2017 • 34 min
Mitscoots Outfitters is an Austin based clothing company that helps outfit and employ the homeless. For every item that the clothing company sells online or in stores, they give an equal quality item to someone in need. Charlie and Kyle sit down with,…
We Are Blood
Aug 15, 2017 • 46 min
Founded in 1951, We Are Blood has been providing blood donations to hospitals in Central Texas, and savings thousands of lives each year in the process. We Are Blood is most notably known for their mobile donation center program, which brings the blood…
The Refuge
Aug 1, 2017 • 45 min
The Refuge for DMST (Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking) is an upcoming facility in the Austin, TX area dedicated to providing a safe space for young girls who have been victims to sex trafficking. With 48 beds The Refuge will be the largest rehabilitation…
Keeping Austin Beautiful with the Austin Parks Foundation
Jul 18, 2017 • 36 min
Charlie and Kyle sit down with Colin Wallis (@colinwallis), the CEO of Austin Parks Foundation, whose mission is to keep Austin beautiful. With 10,000 volunteers strong, Austin’s community shows its appreciation for the city’s abundance of parkland. In…
Take a Step with Tapestry Dance Company
Jul 5, 2017 • 32 min
Tapestry Dance Company is the world’s only full-time professional repertory tap dance company and it’s HERE in Austin. The non-profit dance organization was founded in 1989 by rhythm tap dancer, Acia Gray (@Soulsfeet), and ballet/jazz artist, Deirdre…
Exploring the Cosmos with the Austin Astronomical Society
Jun 20, 2017 • 32 min
The Austin Astronomical Society will take you on a journey through the cosmos this episode. Born the month after Apollo 11 touched down on the moon, the society has been on a mission to share the wonders of the universe with the urbanites of Austin for…
#BossBabesATX
Jun 6, 2017 • 36 min
#BossBabesATX is an events planning nonprofit dedicated to showcasing Austin’s women leaders. Boss Babes does everything from monthly meetups, to their annual Babes Fest, and even produces their own podcasts, Hey Aunt Flo. They were even invited by the…
The Loveable Love-A-Bull!
May 22, 2017 • 26 min
Love-A-Bull works to improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through community support, education, advocacy, and rescue. The Austin based nonprofit treats dogs as individuals and spreads their message of pit bull love across the city. Join Kyle…
The HOPE Outdoor Gallery
May 10, 2017 • 26 min
Inspiring artists all across the city, the HOPE Campaign is one of the largest on-going creative projects in Austin. The most ambitious and most notable project of the HOPE Campaign is the HOPE Outdoor Gallery (aka Austin Graffiti Park, or Castle Hill).…
Little Horses, Big Hearts
Apr 25, 2017 • 33 min
Sometimes the biggest hearts are found in the smallest companions. Bringing an extra dose of cuteness, Minis & Friends, provides therapeutic mini horse visits for schools, children’s hospitals, retirement homes, assisted living homes for the disabled, and…
Well Aware of WellAware
Apr 10, 2017 • 34 min
Are you well aware of WellAware? Well you should be! Bad puns aside, WellAware is one nonprofit you should keep on your radar. Since 2010 WellAware has been providing clean drinking water to those in need in Africa. Their efforts don’t stop at just…
Girl, Develop It
Jan 26, 2017 • 30 min
Unleash your inner nerd this episode with Girl Develop It Austin! Girl Develop It (GDI) is a nation nonprofit geared toward women coders. Originally beginning in New York City in 2012, GDI offers affordable and informative lessons in coding. GDI has paved…
From Trash into Treasure: The Austin Creative Reuse Way
Dec 23, 2016 • 32 min
Austin Creative Reuse is the one stop shop for the environmentally and economically conscious Austinite. ACR’s main mission is to provide used goods to be repurposed as art and crafts supplies for anyone in need of supplies. From transforming old…
Through the Eyes of Pachi Tamer
Dec 7, 2016 • 30 min
One Dollar Dreams is the dream project of Austin’s Pachi Tamer. Pachi’s mission is to remind us all that homeless people are people too. Often times it is easy to ignore somebody begging for money on the side of the road, but Pachi thinks otherwise. One…
Out Youth: A Place to Call Home
Nov 16, 2016 • 31 min
In 1990, Out Youth formed when two graduate students at the University of Texas in Austin discovered in their research that the best way to support LBGTQ youth was through peer facilitated support groups. As of today, Out Youth has changed over 10,000…
Austin Pets Alive! Guardian Angels
Nov 3, 2016 • 31 min
Austin Pets Alive! are the heroes Austin deserves. Beginning as a humble awareness group in the late 90s, with the simple mission of stopping shelters in Austin from euthanizing animals, since then they have established Austin, TX as the number one…
Chronicles of The Yellow Bike Project
Oct 19, 2016 • 34 min
The Yellow Bike Project is an initiative to get bikes into the hands of as many Austinites as possible, and is keeping Austin mobile. Originally established in the 90s as a means of providing single geared bikes, all painted yellow (thus the name), Yellow…
Super Sidekicks – The RuffTail Runners
Oct 12, 2016 • 3 min
Welcome to the first episode of our spin-off series: Super Sidekicks, featuring the RuffTail Runners! In our main series we tend to focus on the directors of nonprofits, this doesn’t mean we haven’t forgotten about the power of the volunteer! Without…
The Tale of the RuffTail Runners
Oct 5, 2016 • 34 min
The dogs of Austin have it good. If you’ve ever been to Austin you’re probably very familiar with all the dogs and dog owners out and about. Tons of businesses are dog friendly, from coffee shops to the famous Yard Bar. But not all dogs in Austin have it…
The BAMF of Austin
Sep 23, 2016 • 38 min
Matthew Lee Willis is a parkour extraordinaire, stuntman, and entrepreneur! As a lifetime practitioner of the moving arts, from gymnastics to parkour and freerunning, no obstacle is too high for him to overcome. Founder of the BAM Academy, a parkour and…
Alison Earnhart’s School of Honk!TX
Sep 6, 2016 • 45 min
Self described as the real-life love child of Miss Frizzle & Buckaroo Banzai, Alison Earnhart is quite the character. Serving as member of Honk!TX, an annual New Orleans style brass band music fest in Austin, TX, she has helped in bringing a whole new…
A Little Help From Her Friends with Ashley Fontenot
May 16, 2016 • 35 min
Ashley Fontenot is superhuman in every sense of the word, she’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fitness enthusiast, and a mother of three! How she sleeps is a mystery to all of us, but how she’s managed to get everything done isn’t at all. In this…
The Gator Man of South Louisiana
Apr 12, 2016 • 45 min
South Louisiana is a land of swaps and marshes and a native home to one of nature’s most deadliest creatures: alligators. Meet Tim Domangue, owner of Greenwood Gator Farm, and who we like to call The Gator Man of South Louisiana. Tim’s job isn’t like most…
Running for Cade
Mar 29, 2016 • 36 min
Running for Cade is an annual 5K race that happens every May in Houma, LA. The race is more than just a reason to show off how fast your 5K time is compared to your friends, it’s an enormous charity event dedicated to raising awareness and funding for…
Rollin’ with Alpha Bitch of the Cajun Rollergirls
Mar 14, 2016 • 32 min
Alpha Bitch is a name worth having, especially if you’re a part of the Cajun Rollergirls. In roller derby the Alpha is the leader of the pack, makes sure everybody has their head in the game, and the one to take her team to victory and beyond. She needs…
From Dough to Dollars with Sarah Foret of Chez Cake Bakery
Feb 29, 2016 • 37 min
Many of us want to turn our hobbies into a full time job, and many of us succeed, as long as we put in the hard work. Sarah Foret has done just that. As a life long baker full of energy and grit she took the risk of quitting her full time job to make her…
The Heritage Fighters of Louisiana
Feb 15, 2016 • 35 min
Louisiana is home to more than Tabasco, The Saints, and Bourbon Street, it’s also home to one of the unique musical styles in the world: Cajun music. Cajun music is as diverse and unique as the food, and it’s in danger. In the region known as Cajun…
Where in the World is Sue Anne Toms?
Jan 31, 2016 • 38 min
There are 196 countries in the world, meet the woman who has been to over 100 of them. Sue Anne Toms, PhD. is a life long globetrotter and polyglot, fluent in eight languages, who travels differently than the typical American. Kyle & Caroline sit down…
Brian Ellender and the Triangle of Secrets
Jan 17, 2016 • 34 min
Fitness can be fun! Especially with the right group of people and a passionate trainer. Caroline & Kyle catch up with Brian Ellender, the owner of CrossFit Houma, and one passionate fitness guru, to\xa0talk about the benefits of exercise, how he managed…
Donny Terrebonne: Master of Which Craft?
Jan 4, 2016
Meet Donny Terrebonne, the master of Which Craft? (That's not a question, the question mark is a part of the title) A man who managed to turn his love of beer into a full time job. Kyle and Caroline sit down with Donny today to talk with him about how…
Joel Ohmer: Bayou Beerman
Dec 20, 2015
Where there’s beer, there's community. Meet Joel Ohmer, a man who used his love of craft beer to pioneer a beer revolution in South Louisiana. Kyle and Caroline sit down with Joel to chat about how he turned his pastime of hanging out with his friends and…
Jonathan Foret: Humanitarian Badass
Dec 20, 2015
Jonathan Foret is the Executive Director of the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, a non-profit dedicated to educating citizens of Louisiana about the reality of coastal land loss. Kyle and Caroline sit down with him to talk about his life as a…