Hodge Podge: A Podcast About All Types of Things!

Hodge Podge: A Podcast About All Types of Things!

www.hodgepodgebyalisonklak.com
Hodge Podge Podcast is a whole lot of this and that! I feature interviews with individuals doing BIG THINGS! I am a children’s book author, writer, mom, military spouse and professional book reviewer. Tune into #HodgePodgePodcast to learn about top authors and their newly released books, artisans, musicians and others who are doing amazing things! You will be inspired!


Tommy Balaam— Captain Fantastic, UK’s #1 Children’s Entertainment Program, Author
Sep 24 • 32 min
An interview with Tommy Balaam— Captain Fantastic, the UK’s #1 Children’s Entertainment Company, Author and Musician.
Darshaun McAway- Best-Selling Children’s Book Author, Host of WOWpodcast
Aug 16 • 30 min
Darshaun McAway is the Best-Selling Children’s Book Author of the Anaiah’s Adventures Book Series and Host of WOWpodcast which features authors worldwide. He talks about his journey and gives awesome ideas and tips for aspiring authors and writers.
Amanda Cottrell- Children’s Book Author & Educator- Teaches Kids Mindfulness and Empathy
Aug 5 • 41 min
Amanda Cottrell- Children’s Book Author & Educator out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, joined me on Hodge Podge to talk about her amazing picture books that teach kids to be mindful and empathetic of the world around them. She has great advice for aspiring…
Diane Scabilloni- Author and Speaker, Divine Encourager
Jul 31 • 42 min
Author and Speaker, Diane Scabollini, Helps Children and Adults Shed Doubt and Find Hope through Faith. Listen to our conversation here!
UK Children’s Book Author, Tamsin Wood
Jul 13 • 37 min
UK Children’s Book Author, Tamsin Wood weaves gorgeous fairytales to teach children important life lessons. Her books focus on the importance of kindness, bravery and friendship as well as healthy coping during times of loss or hardship. Listen to our…
Doctor of Soul- National Recording Artist Gregory releases new single, “Friday”
Jul 9 • 44 min
Doctor of Soul- National Recording Artist Gregory releases new single, “Friday” 👏 Listen to our conversation about his extensive music roots and career in the medical field— helping heal hearts and souls. Gregory talks about his life experience writing…
Ashley Marie- Children’s Book Author, International Educator
Jul 6 • 31 min
Ashley Marie has created a beautiful children’s picture book— The Little, Big Rescue. Listen to our conversation about how she pulled from her experience teaching young kids in multiple countries— as well as her love of books to create a timeless tale!
Landis Wade- Retired trial Attorney Turned Charlotte Readers Podcast Host and Award-Winning Author
Jun 18 • 40 min
Landis Wade is a retired trial attorney turned award-winning author and host of the popular Charlotte Reader’s Podcast. Enjoy our conversation about his journey from a 35-year-career in law to publishing a holiday themed book series— and creating a…
Camy Kennedy-Mexicanos: Mindset and Life Coach
Jun 9 • 55 min
Camy Kennedy is a Mindset & Life Coach working with high achievers to create breakthroughs in health, wealth and love. With a background in molecular biology, neuroscience & psychology she provides a framework for incremental success. She notes that it’s…
Rae Marie Czuhai- The Green Chair Project, Raleigh NC
May 29 • 36 min
Rae Marie Czuhai is The Green Chair Project’s new Director of Development— in Raleigh, North Carolina. Rae Marie joined the agency in February 2020 and leads development activities for the non-.profit organization which provides families in need with…
Hilary Iker- Professional Freelance Writer, FIDM Professor, Ashtanga Yoga, Los Angeles, CA Resident
May 19 • 41 min
Hilary Iker has led a trailblazing journalism career with articles published in Fit, Fit Yoga, Prevention, Glamour, and more. Her first job was with Vogue Magazine in New York, New York. She has also worked with LA Times and Disney Channel. In addition,…
Porch Talk: Three Friends Discuss “Coping” During #PANDEMIC (while raising children/pregnancy)
May 16 • 54 min
I recently had the chance to porch sit with my bestie neighbor, Miranda Crosby and our mutual friend Danica Thomas, to talk about the ups and downs we’ve experienced throughout the Covid-19 pandemic— and how we have coped with the changes in our lives. We…
Kellie Artis, Millie COO- Helping Military Families PCS With Ease in Partnership with Lowe’s
May 12 • 39 min
Today, I chatted with the amazing Kellie Artis, Millie COO, who is helping Military Families PCS with ease in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement. #LetsPCSTogether
Melissa Vera- Adventures of Frugal Mom
Apr 29 • 36 min
Melissa Vera is the creator and contributor of four beautiful and informative blogs: Adventures of Frugal Mom, Champagne Style Bare Budget, Reading with Frugal Mom, and her most recent venture The Writer and The Farmer. Listen to our recent conversation…
Matthew Brown- Originalé The MC: #HipHop fueled by love of #God and #Family
Mar 21 • 44 min
Matthew Brown- Originalé The MC: This Washington, North Carolina native feeds from his #faith, #family and #lessons learned growing up in a #smalltown in #rural Eastern North Carolina to create #positive and #soulful #Christian #hiphop and #rap to…
Monica Fullerton- Founder of Spouse-ly, Milspouse and Mompreneur- Connecting the Military Community
Mar 12 • 27 min
An interview with Monica Fullerton, Founder of Spouse-ly— an Air Force spouse, momprenuer who has created a genius #startup #onlinecommunity to support #military connected businesses. Spouse-ly is a one-stop #marketplace #shop to buy & #supportmilitary…
Jeremy Fiebig- Son of a Preacher Man- Talks Sweet Tea, Shakespeare and Fayetteville, NC
Mar 11 • 39 min
Jeremy Fiebig- Son of a Preacher Man- Talks #SweetTea, #Shakespeare and Fayetteville, NC on Hodge Podge Podcast. We chat about Jeremy’s life dedicated to the #theater arts, his love of Shakespeare, life as a father, husband and son of a preacher man—and…
Seth’s Wish- Helping the Homeless and Hungry
Mar 9 • 43 min
An interview with Lindsey Wofford and Stacy Graybill of Seth’s Wish- an amazing organization in Fayetteville, North Carolina that is helping the homeless and hungry.
Erika Wallgren- Milspouse, Life Coach, Professor
Mar 4 • 41 min
Erika Wallgren is a military spouse, mom, educator and life coach on a journey to help others find their dream job. Listen to my interview with Erika here to here more about the Career Development Coaching she provides.
Danica Thomas- Widowed Army Spouse, Military Suicide Awareness Advocate, Susan Tillis Foundat
Feb 25 • 54 min
To say I am inspired by Danica Thomas is an understatement. She is a widowed Army spouse who survived her late husband’s suicide following his traumatic injuries from combat in Afghanistan. She is now paving a path of life and healing for her two young…
Shane McCarthy- Sandboxx Chief Marketing Officer
Feb 17 • 37 min
Enjoy my conversation with Shane McCarthy, Chief Marketing Officer of Sandboxx, a United States veteran-owned platform that supports almost 2 million #servicemembers and their supporters throughout their #military journey via #content, #technology, &…
Kelsy Timas- Guiding Wellness To the Military Community
Feb 10 • 48 min
An interview with Kelsy Timas- founder and CEO of Guiding Wellness Institute in Fayetteville, North Carolina which is dedicated to guiding the #military #community to #wellness through #holistic practices.
Jenny Bell- Go Fayetteville! Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jan 17 • 50 min
It was only natural my first podcast of the new year would be with a delightful and brilliant woman who shares a mutual love of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Jenny Bell , Communications & Social Media Specialist for the Fayetteville Area Convention &…
Katlin McFadden- Business Coach with NC CEED, Social Media Marketing Expert, Talented Artist
Nov 17, 2019 • 28 min
I had the pleasure of speaking with Katlin McFadden, #BusinessCoach with the Women’s Business Center @CEED, #SocialMediaMarketing Expert, and Talented #VisualArtist and owner of McFadden Studio. Katlin brings her experience as an #entrepreneur, successful…
Tiffany Haywood- Award-Winning Blogger, Radio/TV Personality, Tech Guru, Business Consultant
Nov 11, 2019 • 30 min
Today I was honored to speak with Tiffany Haywood who is a military spouse, mom to six children, and Award-Winning Blogger, Radio/TV Personality, Technology and Social Media Guru, and Business Consultant. Tiffany is a wealth of knowledge and talents.…
Donna Sager Cowan– Award-Winning Children’s Author Debuts Book
Nov 6, 2019 • 37 min
Interview with #California based #AwardWinning #ChildrenBookAuthor Donna Sager Cowan. We discuss the debut of book two in her Superhero School Series, finding a #superhero in ourselves, and insights on a writer’s life! Listen for #encouragement…
Ghost Tales of North Carolina
Oct 31, 2019 • 39 min
In honor of the spookiest of days- Halloween- I share some of my favorite ghost tales and legends from my home state of North Carolina.
Jami McLaughlin- Mom on the Go! Community Developer & Spring Lake, NC Mayoral Candidate
Oct 29, 2019 • 28 min
Jami McLaughlin is a visionary, active community partner and volunteer, mom on the go, and advocate for her beloved community of Spring Lake, North Carolina. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jami at my home to discuss her vision for Spring…
Kathy Coule- Beautiful Soul Captures Love In “Faces of Fay”
Oct 24, 2019 • 37 min
Kathy Coule is an Army Spouse on a mission to capture ALL of the diverse “faces” and personal stories of the individuals of her community in Fayetteville, North Carolina— as well as people and places she finds along her journey— through the lens of her…
Stephanie Starr: MS Warrior, Woman of Faith, Mompreneur
Oct 22, 2019 • 50 min
Today, I had the honor of interviewing one of my dearest friends in the world. Stephanie Starr is a #superstar whose light shines so bright. She has overcome amazing odds and blossomed during a time of struggle. She is an amazing #mother, #wife,…
Networking is CRUCIAL
Sep 13, 2019 • 15 min
Networking is so crucial in a successful business. Social Media is a fabulous way to introduce yourself, find customers, etc. BUT, you cannot rely 100% on social media and online interactions. Find out more about my suggestions here! #CEED…
Natalie Spencer: Rising from the Ashes
Jul 16, 2019 • 17 min
Natalie Spencer: Renaissance European Day Spa, Fayetteville, NC • Interview: Rises from ashes following devastation from fire in October 2018
Joann “JoJo” Yost: Survivor, Warrior, Inspiration
Jun 21, 2019 • 44 min
Joann “JoJo” Yost: Gold Star Wife, Breast Cancer Survivor, Mother, Business Woman, Guiding Light. This woman has an amazing, inspirational story. Take time to listen to her. Thank me later.
Interview with Wendi Iacobello: Strength 4 Spouses
May 18, 2019 • 34 min
“Wendi Iacobello is an Army wife, former adult educator and Middle and High School Special Education teacher. Currently, she is a blogger, freelance writer, aqua cycling instructor, and avid volunteer. In her free time, you can find her volunteering at…
A reading of Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck!
May 1, 2019 • 5 min
Anchor • A reading of Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck! I thought some of you might enjoy listening to my children’s book! Sit back and let me take you on a fun adventure with this super cool mom and son AND their Big, Red Monster Truck! Perfect for a…
Spring is here!
Mar 29, 2019 • 19 min
Spring is here in #fayettevillenc - Updates on my Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck journey and new budding partnerships with #GoFayetteville Blog and Fayetteville NC Bloggers Network
This is Me.
Feb 16, 2019 • 4 min
An essay on self-acceptance and happiness.
What is Love?
Feb 16, 2019 • 5 min
Anchor • What is Love? My thoughts on the true meaning of LOVE.
Writer’s Brain
Feb 7, 2019 • 25 min
I’m suffering from WRITER’S BRAIN!!! Too many ideas, not enough time. A discussion of prioritizing, promotions, events, and life! #booktips #publishing #writerscommunity
Happy New Year
Dec 31, 2018 • 17 min
2018 Reflections and happy wishes for the new year
Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck
Nov 14, 2018 • 7 min
Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck is my debut children’s book. Learn more about it at alisonpaulklak.wordpress.com and www.alisonpaulklakowicz.com and purchase your copy at https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000066020196
Happy Halloween
Oct 31, 2018 • 5 min
A short wish for a Happy Halloween 🎃
The Storm
Sep 17, 2018 • 20 min
Hurricane Florence update #hurricaneorence #northcarolina
End of Summer Review
Aug 30, 2018 • 24 min
An update on my small business: Nautigul: Custom Wood Art; writing endeavors; and interview on Hodge Podge to come
Why a podcast… why not?
Jul 18, 2018 • 6 min
This is why I started a podcast. I blame my husband, Adam. It’s all his fault! 😄
I’ll Always Love My Mama
Jul 16, 2018 • 26 min
An ode to my mama, Julia Beth, on her 69th birthday.
You are a poet and didn’t know it!
Jul 5, 2018 • 7 min
My thoughts on poetry… everyone is a poet.
Fourth of July
Jul 5, 2018 • 13 min
Fourth festivity and memories of days past
Summer Fun and Army Life
Jul 1, 2018 • 24 min
Kinder Grad, Milspouse Life, Summer Fun, & Writing Update
My Brother, the Park Ranger
Jun 4, 2018 • 12 min
A celebration of my brother, the park ranger and his 40th birthday on the Pamlico River; and a brief update on the progress of my children’s book.
Memorial Day Thoughts
May 28, 2018 • 18 min
Episode 4: A Memorial Day weekend trip up to Philadelphia; and Memorial Day thoughts from a Military Spouse
Making my dreams come true
May 19, 2018 • 12 min
My professional and writing background… Writer turned Human Services Professional turned Writer.
The In Laws
May 19, 2018 • 18 min
My inlaws: Philly natives and grandchildren of immigrants; my Philly Fanatic Husband; the Poconos; A brief update on my writing (Again, please forgive my very lazy southern drawl, mouth breathing, and rudimentary editing. ha!
Home Sweet Home, North Carolina
May 17, 2018 • 13 min
Hodge Podge is a podcast about all types of things. Mainly about writing, publishing, and life in North Carolina, coastal life, military life… and, whatever else comes to mind. This is my first EVER podcast. Please forgive my southern drawl, mouth…
Hodge Podge: A Podcast About All Types of Things! (Trailer)
May 16, 2018 • 0 min