Life, Experienced

Life, Experienced

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Life, Experienced is a podcast that showcases the unique life experiences of its guests. Hosted and produced by Ethan D. Smith, each episode features an interview with a person who has a unique or interesting story to tell. For more information, visit https://lifeexperienced.org Some music used in this podcast is composed by Lee Rosevere and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/life-experienced/support


Counseling with Substance
Jun 19, 2019 • 26 min
A substance use counselor recounts what led him to choose counseling as a career and how he uses his experiences to help students on a college campus. This episode is brought to you by the new children’s book, “Mr. Gilmore’s Glasses.” Purchase a copy…
Chairing the School Board
May 1, 2019 • 29 min
The chairwoman of a local school board discusses what inspired her to run for the seat and describes the board’s role in local education- especially as it relates to the budget. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Bullet Holes and Basketball, Part 2
Apr 24, 2019 • 20 min
Continuing from last week’s episode, Duro Bjegovic recounts his experiences playing Division I NCAA basketball, returning to Europe to play, and how the playing environments differ across the world. If you’d like to read more about Duro’s experiences…
Bullet Holes and Basketball, Part 1
Apr 17, 2019 • 21 min
A basketball player recounts his experiences from the Croatian War for Independence and how his life’s journey allowed him to pursue basketball as a career. For more information, read Duro Bjegovic’s blog at https://steemit.com/@awakentolife —- This…
Weathering the Storm Blog
Apr 10, 2019 • 27 min
A newspaper copy editor and columnist shares his thoughts on blogging about the weather, going on storm chasing expeditions, and the importance of local journalism. Visit Kevin Myatt’s blog at the Roanoke Times:…
It Pays to Listen
Apr 3, 2019 • 25 min
Founder and CEO of Podcoin, David Cook, talks about launching a social media website with his siblings while he was in high school and his motivations for creating a new way to listen to podcasts. Listen to Life, Experienced on Podcoin to start earning…
Interviewing the Interviewer
Mar 20, 2019 • 22 min
A forensic interviewer shares her journey through a career of social work. Listen to Life, Experienced on Podcoin to start earning while you listen! Search “Podcoin” on the App Store or Google Play and use invite code LIFEEXP to get 300 Podcoin just for…
Playing the Career Field, Part 2
Mar 13, 2019 • 22 min
Continuing from last week, Kevin and Robyn Jones share about their life after Kevin’s NFL career, starting their company, Joba Design, and the steps they’ve taken for success. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Playing the Career Field, Part 1
Mar 6, 2019 • 24 min
Kevin and Robyn Jones of Joba Design Group discuss how they met, Robyn’s run for Virginia Tech class president, and what it was like managing Kevin’s career as an NFL running back. New: Listen to Life, Experienced on Podcoin and get rewarded!…
The Councilwoman Curator
Feb 27, 2019 • 24 min
The director of a small-town theater describes her experiences curating films and live events as well as her time as a town council member. New: Listen to Life, Experienced on Podcoin and get rewarded! https://www.podcoin.com/ Download the app and search…
Reduce, Reuse, and Realty
Feb 20, 2019 • 23 min
A young boy’s dream of being a garbage man comes true, but only after he becomes a realtor. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
What Makes the Bluegrass Blue, Part 2
Feb 13, 2019 • 27 min
Continuing from last week, Daniel and Carolyn Routh of Nu-Blu discuss musician turnover, recording original material, and collaborating with Rhonda Vincent and “Soul Man” Sam Moore on their 2014 album, “All the Way.” —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
What Makes the Bluegrass Blue, Part 1
Feb 6, 2019 • 23 min
Husband and wife bluegrass artists recount how they became musicians, why they chose bluegrass, and what it’s like to be on the road as a full-time job. Additional music in this episode used with permission of Nu-Blu Bluegrass Artists. Visit Nu-Blu…
Build
Nov 28, 2018 • 25 min
A business owner recounts how failures in farming and being fired from a retail job led him to found a real estate and construction company. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Sparkle
Nov 21, 2018 • 26 min
A former police officer recounts how becoming a mother led to her becoming an accidental entrepreneur. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Meet
Nov 14, 2018 • 24 min
A Bengali graduate student recounts how hearing Western music for the first time inspired him to learn guitar and how attending a university protest led to a first date. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Travel
Nov 7, 2018 • 25 min
A graduate student discusses growing up in Iran, why he chose the United States for his graduate education, and his thoughts on Executive Order 13780 (a.k.a. the Travel Ban). —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Halloween Special
Oct 31, 2018 • 10 min
In this Halloween bonus episode, Lieutenant Alex Kriegel (Episodes 6 & 7) returns to share a haunting experience. Music in this episode by Loyalty Freak. Get $20 off your first delivery of EveryPlate. https://lifeexperienced.org/everyplate —- This episode…
Retire, Part 2
Oct 24, 2018 • 24 min
I continue my interview with Professor Preston Durrill, learning more about his approach to teaching, his experiences as a graduate student, and of course, his childhood gambling habit. Get $20 off your first delivery of EveryPlate!…
Retire, Part 1
Oct 17, 2018 • 23 min
A professor recounts how his own educational experiences more than 50 years ago motivate his approach to teaching in a college environment. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Practice
Oct 10, 2018 • 17 min
A career veterinarian recounts her experiences during 30 years of animal care. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/life-experienced/message…
Transition
Oct 3, 2018 • 27 min
Former small-town bookstore owners discuss life before and after Amazon.com. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/life-experienced/message Support…
Submerge, Part 2
Sep 26, 2018 • 21 min
Continued from last week, Lieutenant Alex Kriegel of the US Navy recounts some of the more humorous stories during his time as a submariner. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Submerge, Part 1
Sep 19, 2018 • 23 min
A Navy lieutenant recounts his experiences underway on a fast-attack submarine. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/life-experienced/message…
Lead
Sep 12, 2018 • 26 min
A general manager of a small business recounts how she went from stay-at-home mom to CEO. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Design
Sep 5, 2018 • 24 min
A pastor recalls his experience starting a graphic design business from his college dorm room. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Roleplay
Aug 29, 2018 • 25 min
A graduate student describes his experiences as a dungeon master and a professional swashbuckler. In addition to tracks by Lee Rosevere, this podcast features the track, “Pirate Bay” by THANASIS G. Used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0…
Move
Aug 22, 2018 • 18 min
A chemical engineer recounts moving across the United States at least seven times during his childhood. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Collapse
Aug 15, 2018 • 16 min
A graduate student on the brink of his first major exam encounters an unexpected health issue. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…