The Carleena Show

The Carleena Show

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In-depth conversations with guests from across the globe.


Corbin Cabrera: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Legacy Mentor
Sep 21 • 45 min
When Corbin Cabrera was 13 years old, his father—Army Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera—was killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2011. Two years later, Corbin discovered a program that connected other children who lost a parent in combat or the…
Remi Adeleke: TRANSFORMED: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds
Aug 6 • 52 min
Remi Adeleke is the author of TRANSFORMED: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds. Today on the show, Remi shares who he wrote the book for and why he decided to write the book himself…
Making A Living at the World Series of Poker: Bret Atiyeh
Jul 25 • 61 min
Bret Atiyeh left his corporate job with a 401K and benefits to pursue his dream as a professional poker player. Bret shares that journey with us and sheds light on many poker-related misconceptions. We discuss online poker regulation, tracking software,…
From Communist Hungary to Practical Spirituality in Canada: Jaya Friesen
Jul 9 • 82 min
Jaya was six years old when she sat on her father's shoulders and watched Soviet tanks invade her city. After World War Two, Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union and a Communist government was established. Soon after the 1956 uprising,…
At Ease, Soldier: A Vietnam Veteran uses Death with Dignity: Juanita Ramsey-Jevne
Jun 19 • 74 min
When Juanita Ramsey met her future husband in 1986, the Vietnam War was to her long over. She soon learned that to marry a soldier was to marry his war. Bill Jevne served as a Marine Corps platoon commander in Vietnam. The memories were burned in his…
Luke Smithwick: Himalaya Alpine Guides
May 7 • 52 min
Luke Smithwick has been a mountain guide for over twenty years, leading people on exploratory expeditions in Nepal, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains. In 2012, Luke founded Himalaya Alpine Guides (himalaya-alpine.com), a brand focused on the unexplored,…
Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) Instructor: Laurel Holding
Apr 30 • 75 min
Laurel Holding is the Director of Program Development at Boulder Outdoor Survival School, where she has been guiding extended backcountry expeditions and teaching primitive and traditional living skills for 20 years. /// The Carleena Show Podcast…
Anthony Kane: Eulogizing a Career in Death Care
Apr 16 • 60 min
Anthony Kane is a licensed funeral director and death expert based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today on the show, Anthony discusses the changing funeral industry, the families and funerals he thinks about years later, PTSD in the funeral business, and…
Robyn Udemans: Aswat: Voices of Arabia
Apr 10 • 40 min
Robyn Udemans is a South African woman who has been living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for 17 years. Knowing very little about life outside her compound’s walls, Robyn decided it was time to change that. The result is a podcast called Aswat: Voices of Arabia,…
Tiffiany Portacio: Leaving for the Peace Corps
Mar 22 • 20 min
Tiffiany Portacio is leaving the United States soon and moving to Paraguay, where she will begin a two year commitment as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Tiffiany reached out to me a year ago when she was deciding if she should she apply to the Peace Corps or…
Dr. Kurt Michael: School Mental Health Partnerships in Rural Appalachia
Mar 7 • 50 min
Dr. Kurt Michael is a professor of psychology at Appalachian State University, a practicing Licensed Psychologist, and a crisis intervention and suicide prevention consultant on the national level. Today, Kurt discusses the research connecting Netflix’s…
Steve Kaplan: The Comic Hero’s Journey
Mar 2 • 60 min
Steve Kaplan is a comedy consultant for HBO, Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, and many other media companies. He teaches his signature Comedy Intensive Workshops around the world, and is the author of The Hidden Tools of Comedy and The Comic Hero's Journey.…
Andrea Layne: Journey of a First Responder
Jan 29 • 40 min
“This job will change you. You won’t look at life the same. We see people at their worst. But we also see people at their best.” Andrea Layne is a battalion chief with Ada County Paramedics in Idaho. After 30 years as a first responder, Andrea is retiring…
Kevin Hines: Suicide Survivor, Storyteller & Film Maker
Jan 10 • 35 min
Two years after Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin is a brain/mental health advocate,…
Christopher-Charles Chaney: Mama Peaches and Me: Caregiver Journey
Dec 28, 2018 • 83 min
Christopher-Charles Chaney spent years caring for his mother, Mama Peaches, who passed in 2016 after suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. It was his love and struggles as a former caregiver that inspired him to journal his experiences on Facebook in…
Brin-Jonathan Butler: Making Use Of A Broken Compass
Dec 10, 2018 • 145 min
Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his journey from his hometown in Vancouver to Cuba in his early twenties to train with Olympic boxers, write their stories, and film a documentary called Split Decision. In today's episode we discuss: finding community,…
Zibin Guo: Wheelchair Tai Chi to the Department of Veterans Affairs
Nov 28, 2018 • 49 min
Dr. Zibin Guo is a medical anthropologist and internationally known Tai Chi Master. In today's episode, Dr. Guo describes his journey, which began as a young martial artist in China during an era of cultural revolution and uncertainty. With the…
Stephen Gerringer: Mythologizing Life, Joseph Campbell, and the Hero’s Journey
Nov 20, 2018 • 126 min
For the past 15 years, Stephen Gerringer has collaborated with the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF) —a global community of artists, scholars, writers, educators, and questers—to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of Joseph Campbell. Hour 1:…
Behind The Scenes
Nov 16, 2018 • 69 min
The Carleena Show podcast celebrates 5.5 months today, which means it's time for another installment of BEHIND THE SCENES. In this episode, I answer listener questions, recap episodes 5-13, share how I met each guest and what broader societal questions…
Steve Exceen: Ride for 22 & Veteran Suicide Awareness
Nov 13, 2018 • 73 min
Steve Exceen is a Marine Corps veteran, father, and founder of Ride for 22, a nonprofit organization that seeks to 1.) raise awareness about veteran suicide, 2.) serve as a living memorial for our fallen heroes, and 3.) increase public knowledge and…
Two Friends. Different Politics. Attend A Trump Rally Together.
Nov 8, 2018 • 57 min
Two Friends. Different Politics. Attend A Trump Rally Together. And then they talk about it. Listen as two friends discuss their recent trip to see the president speak in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They discuss their motivations for going, fears,…
Transforming Victim Consciousness: Lynne Forrest
Oct 29, 2018 • 61 min
Lynne Forrest teaches that people perceive life in one of two ways—we’re either reacting out of the victim mind or we see life through the eyes of the observer mind, which witnesses without judgment. Lynne is devoted to helping people find and clear the…
Sherry Campbell: Demystifying Death and Dying
Oct 22, 2018 • 59 min
Sherry Campbell is a social worker and director of a nonprofit Hospice Home in Tennessee called Welcome Home. She’s also the host of a Demystifying Death series which seeks to bring community members together and provide a space to talk about death and…
Max Baldwin: Overcoming Polio: Journey to the Australian Olympic Team
Oct 15, 2018 • 56 min
In 1956, Max Baldwin made history as the first person with a disability to compete on an Australian Olympic Team. At 91-years old, Max sits across from me via Skype and recounts his incredible journey—from contracting polio as a baby and loosing use of…
Veronica Slack: Addiction Recovery, Motherhood & A Message of Hope
Oct 5, 2018 • 108 min
Veronica Slack is the author of a recovery journal series, mother, and an active member of a 12-step recovery program. During our conversation, Veronica talks about the events that led her down a dangerous path of addiction she didn’t think she could…
Rayna DuBose: “Without struggle there is no progress!”
Aug 22, 2018 • 62 min
In 2002, Rayna DuBose was a star athlete on Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team when she was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection and lost her four limbs. In today’s episode, Rayna recounts her journey and discusses the mentors who encouraged her…
Dameon Berry: Army Veteran & Working Dog Trainer
Aug 9, 2018 • 61 min
Dameon Berry is a US Army veteran, husband, father, and owner of East Tennessee K9, located just north of Knoxville, Tennessee. Since 2003, Dameon has trained working dogs for military and police forces; service dogs for veterans, children with special…
Shannon Gilmore: TBI Does Not Define This Writer
Aug 2, 2018 • 90 min
When Shannon Gilmore was 15 years old, a tangle of arteries burst inside her skull and she was put in a medically induced coma for 3.5 weeks. Ten years after her brain bleed, she completed an MFA in Nonfiction and a thesis manuscript that is the beginning…
Bridget Frank from Interviews With Exes
Jul 29, 2018 • 55 min
Bridget Frank hosts and produces the Interviews with Exes podcast based out of Toronto. In today’s discussion, Bridget tells us why she went on a journey to interview all of her exes. She talks about depression, anxiety, being an empath, and how those…
Fallen Five Chattanooga Tennessee
Jul 16, 2018 • 16 min
July 16, 2015 a gunman killed five servicemen at a Navy and Marine Corps reserve unit in Chattanooga Tennessee. I was a mile away at work and witnessed the city go on lockdown as 'active shooter situation' and 'no-fly zone' announcements appeared on the…
Benjamin David: From Maximum Security To Youth Mentor And Entrepreneur
Jul 11, 2018 • 173 min
My guest, Benjamin David (https://ourherowithin.com/) was sent to maximum security prison shortly after his 18th birthday. 14 years later, he sat across from me via Skype and told me he had needed it. He's not the same man today and only wishes his mom…
Listener Comments, Q+A, Preview of Upcoming Guests
Jul 1, 2018 • 29 min
The Carleena Show is one month old! Today I read listener comments, answer questions from the mail bag, and preview upcoming guests. The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and…
Jennifer Silver: The Journey Of A Young Artist
Jun 21, 2018 • 45 min
Today's guest moved from her small town in Ohio to downtown Atlanta to pursue her dream of directing and writing. She talks about the journey of discovering her passion at a young age and working diligently towards that goal ever since. But pursuing an…
Stephanie Jones: Trauma Survivor and Wounded Healer
Jun 12, 2018 • 49 min
As a trauma survivor and wounded healer, our guest Stephanie Jones personally understands the mind-body-spirit journey of trauma recovery, and she firmly believes that healing from trauma is possible [1:20]: What is a Wounded Healer? [2:00]: Stephanie…
Tom Bodkin: “People in recovery are valiant warriors.”
Jun 2, 2018 • 45 min
Tom Bodkin went from former addict in a high stress career to Ironman triathlon finisher in addiction recovery. He is a US Army veteran, former forensic anthropologist for a medical examiner office, and former adjunct professor of anthropology at four…
The Journey of Launching a Podcast - From Conceptualization to a Live Episode
Jun 1, 2018 • 26 min
Learn the technical components of setting up a podcast. Choose the right show name, thumbnail, theme, podcast hosting site. How do you link your podcast hosting site to podcast apps such as iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play? Which hosting site is the…
Introduction
May 27, 2018 • 8 min
Host Carleena Angwin provides an overview of The Carleena Show and the types of stories we hope to share with you. The hero's journey lives within all of us. By overcoming a great challenge, leaving the known for the unknown, starting a new business,…