Collected Clan: The Company You Keep

Collected Clan: The Company You Keep
The Company You Keep
#20 – Season 1 Wrap Up: Listener Feedback, Inspiration in nature, and a personal Non-Profit Spotlight
Jan 21 • 11 min
In this episode, I’m flying solo because I have some interesting things to share as a wrap-up to Season 1. We’re approaching the one year anniversary of recording the first Collected Clan episode, and it’s been an exciting year introducing you to some of…
#19 – Stephen Tedeschi: On Performing Arts, Being Italian, and the Joy of Christmas
Dec 16, 2018 • 74 min
Stephen is another artist in my world, and we’ve shared many a stage together with him at the helm of numerous dramatic arts performances, which, of course, we talk about here. He’s very much Italian, and his fantastic family is always nearby. You’ll even…
#18 – Bonus: Thank You Notes…Audio Time Capsules of Gratitude
Nov 19, 2018 • 33 min
In this bonus episode of Collected Clan, we kick off the holiday season right here at the start of Thanksgiving week with some audio thank you notes from previous guests and a few additional people for whom I’m grateful. Wherever you are and whatever…
#17 – Lauren Phelps: On Creativity, Pursuing Dreams, and Motherhood
Nov 12, 2018 • 74 min
Lauren Phelps is an accomplished creative entrepreneur. I first knew Lauren as she achieved great success with her clothing line LEONA then as a client when I had the opportunity to photograph several seasonal lookbooks of her fashion designs. She has…
#16 – Tony Caldwell: On Hair Dressing, Entrepreneurship, and the Ability To Choose
Oct 12, 2018 • 83 min
Tony Caldwell is a renowned hair dresser, entrepreneur, and fantastic conversationalist, as one would expect to experience when sitting in his salon chair. We talk about his first-hand experience behind the scenes at many New York Fashion Weeks, his path…
#15 – Abby Stahlschmidt: On Modeling, Objectification and A Little Bit of Music
Aug 26, 2018 • 72 min
Abby Stahlschmidt is a professional model and an accomplished violinist playing across the US and Europe. We talk about her music career and deep dive into the fashion and modeling world, including a look at female objectification and how our work impacts…
#14 – Tiffany Montero: On Autism, Adoption, and Running To Heal
Jul 30, 2018 • 80 min
In this episode, we hear from Tiffany Montero and how she’s navigating life through the lens of high-functioning autism and the redemptive power of adoption and how she made a conscious connection with her own birth mom as a birth mom herself. This is…
#13 – Bradley Ford: Guitarist, DJ, Music Man (Part 2)
Jun 25, 2018 • 59 min
Here’s the second half of the conversation with my friend Bradley Ford, including what it’s like to have experienced a school shooting first hand. This conversation took many twists and turns and returns upon itself into a woven storyline that created the…
#12 – Father’s Day Memos…Saying It Forward
Jun 11, 2018 • 25 min
I have a special treat for you as Father’s Day approaches. This episode is a collection of unreleased material from previous episodes with guests who are fathers, an extension of Episode #9 that was Mother’s Day. This podcast series is all about…
#11 – Bradley Ford: Guitarist, DJ, Music Man (Part 1)
May 30, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, I talk with my friend Bradley Ford about his career in music, our love of music and musicals, the impact of music on society through education and so much more, including what it’s like to have experienced a school shooting first hand.…
#10 – John J. Thompson: Musician, Author, Troubadour
May 14, 2018 • 74 min
Though we met less than 10 years ago, John J. Thompson and I share a rather parallel life that was exciting to explore in this conversation about our shared Central Illinois roots and about signing his own adoption papers, how forgiveness is actually…
#9 – Bonus: Mother’s Day Memos…Saying It Forward
May 6, 2018 • 22 min
In this bonus episode, I have a special treat for you. This episode is a collection of unreleased material from previous episodes with guests who are mothers. This podcast series is all about conversation, which is much more than an interview. They’re…
#8 – Ginger Eldridge: Mother, Survivor, Honorer
Apr 30, 2018 • 106 min
In this episode, I reconnect with Ginger Eldridge, someone I’ve known for nearly the entire 26 years I’ve lived in Nashville. We talk about music business life, the impact we both experienced knowing the late great Landy Gardner, getting to 2nd base with…
#7 – Jenny & Franklin Baker: Runners, Homeschoolers, Encouragers
Apr 16, 2018 • 76 min
Jenny & Franklin Baker have covered more ground (literally) than your average couple, whether on the road or trail running or turning their life’s boat upstream by moving to the woods and simplifying their life to amplify the impact they have on…
#6 – Elizabeth Foster: Painter, Songwriter, Dreamer
Apr 2, 2018 • 68 min
Elizabeth Foster is a beyond-talented artist whose work you really need to see and hear. We talk about her early music career, world travels, uber-fantastic paintings she creates that are must-see (truly), how she makes a living as a full-time artist, and…
#5 – Tanya Willis: Dog Rescuer & Matchmaker
Mar 19, 2018 • 81 min
Tanya and I talk about a mutually favorite subject…DOGS! Beyond their puppy dog eyes and waggly tails, she shares how Agape Animal Rescue came to be, what it’s like to raid a dog fighting operation, and how inspiring it is when she’s able to find forever…
#4 – Bethany Torino: Chocolatier, Entrepreneur, Risk Taker
Mar 9, 2018 • 68 min
Bethany is not in Kansas anymore, and she makes decadent chocolates that’ll stir your taste buds and soul like a tornado. In this conversation, we talk about growing in Dorothy’s hometown, how we were in the same building at the same time 25+ years…
#3 – Markus Garza: Army Ranger, Leadership, Advocare
Mar 6, 2018 • 77 min
Markus Garza talks openly about his time as a cadet and football player at the United States Military Academy (West Point) which lead to his service time as an Army Ranger leading soldiers in Iraq, how his military leadership skills apply to his…
#1 – Amber Williams: Model, Scientist, Dog Lover
Mar 6, 2018 • 55 min
Amber Williams talks about her experience as a model and wardrobe stylist, her professional career as a laboratory scientist, stem cell transplants, what it’s like to be single again in today’s modern world, plus our mutually favorite creatures…dogs.
#0 – Trailer: The Company You Keep
Mar 6, 2018 • 5 min
American society is at a crossroads as we grapple with international propaganda, national fake news, and the ease of sharing topics on social media after reading only the click-bait headline. We don’t look deeper. Somewhere along the way we’ve lost…
#2 – David Meyers: Musician, Firefighter, Philosopher
Mar 6, 2018 • 51 min
David and I talked extensively his music career, songwriting, love & marriage, human interaction, social ills and solutions to those ills, and the ideology and philosophy that fuels his world.
#0 - Introduction & Welcome
Feb 11, 2018 • 1 min
Welcome to Collected Clan … The podcast about outstanding people I’ve met along the way. People with interesting stories, triumphs, and ideals. People who’ve made their mark in the world and in my life. I’m your host Gregory Byerline. I’ve met a lot of