ycdi·di (You can do it, do it)

ycdi·di (You can do it, do it)

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An interview show about people whose lives were transformed by trying something new


JT is Head Chef at Troop
Sep 6 • 51 min
This week we're joined by JT (Jason Timothy) for a conversation about love for food, the importance of the dinner table, and cultivating creativity in the kitchen. JT is co-owner and head chef at Troop - an elevated street casual restaurant that has its…
Elyse Farnsworth is a Hairdresser at Arrow Salon
Aug 23 • 51 min
This week we're joined by Elyse Farnsworth for a conversation about self-worth, the value of family, and the artistry of hair styling. Elyse is owner and hair stylist at Arrow Salon - a team of highly educated, passionate stylists who love making you feel…
Alexis Devine is running Devine City Cycle
Jul 26 • 50 min
This week we're joined by Alexis Devine for a conversation about community, internal motivation, and the positive impact of fitness. Alexis is a faculty member at the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, Workforce Development Coordinator at…
Lori Kettelle is running PVDonuts
Jul 12 • 55 min
This week we're joined by Lori Kettelle - co-owner and head baker at PVDonuts - for an inside look at how Rhode Island’s donut mecca began, operates, and continues to grow. PVDonuts is an institution, and Lori is at the heart of what makes it so special.…
Vilada Khammahavong is running Kow Kow
Jun 28 • 54 min
This week we're joined by Vilada Khammahavong for a conversation about building a business by listening to your gut. Vilada is a pre-med student turned bubble waffle food truck founder, and Kow Kow is where she crafts food that makes you feel like family.…
Jan Faust Dane is running Stock Culinary Goods
Jun 14 • 50 min
This week we're joined by Jan Faust Dane for a conversation about keeping things local, and the value of community. Jan has been a writer, marketer, food dorager and a director of culinary education. Now she spends all of her time (and more) running Stock…
Jim Nellis is running RI Food Fights
May 31 • 40 min
This week we're joined by Jim Nellis - owner of RI Food Fights, a business that hosts a series of fun, friendly competitions between restaurants and food businesses showcasing their culinary goods to hundreds of local food lovers - for a conversation…
Milena Pagan is running Rebelle Artisan Bagels
May 17 • 52 min
This week we're joined by Milena Pagan - owner of Rebelle Artisan Bagels, purveyors of hand-rolled and boiled bagels in Providence - for a conversation about innovation, starting a business, advocating for yourself, taking in pride in what you produce,…
Victoria Young is running Vic’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream
May 3 • 49 min
This week we're joined by Victoria Young - owner of Vic's Hand-Crafted Ice Cream and ice cream artist - for a conversation about inspiration, pushing your creative muscles, and what it takes to make a business and product that people come back to again…
Jenny Currier is a Writer
Apr 19 • 43 min
This week we're joined by Jenny Currier - Motif food editor and writer, RI food tour embassador, blogger, author and world traveler - for a conversation about taking leaps of faith, travel, finding joy in every day and the transformative experience of…
Casey Acacia is a Social Worker and Circus Performer
Apr 5 • 48 min
This week we're joined by Casey Acacia - co-founder of Circus Dynamics, founder of Providence Play Therapy, member of the Boston Circus Guild, social worker, circus arts performer and living statue - for a conversation about the therapeutic nature of…
Pat Brown is running Rent Sons
Mar 21 • 47 min
This week we're joined by Pat Brown, founder of Rent Sons - a company focused on young adults serving their neighbors for an affordable hourly rate - for a conversation about the transformative power of community, running a startup, and being a good…
Zach Gibb is a Software Engineer
Mar 8 • 46 min
This week we’re joined by Zach Gibb, a Software Engineer at Hoard, for a conversation about how he transformed from having no interest in computers to using them every day to creatively solve problems. While we certainly learn a lot about what programming…
Becca Brady & Tiff Ting are running Hometown Poké
Feb 22 • 53 min
This week we join Becca Brady & Tiff Ting, founders of Hometown Cafe & Poké Bar and Poké Cart - a business with the goal of bringing fresh and accessible food to Providence - for a conversation about food, friendship, and the synthesis of stubbornness and…
AJ Paratore is a Stuntman
Feb 8 • 47 min
This week we join AJ Paratore, professional stuntman, for a conversation about taking risks, how a life risking profession makes you zen calm about the small stuff, and professional hustle. AJ is a stuntman, ninja warrior, romance author, and part-time…
Chris Jehle is a Plastic Surgeon
Jan 25 • 44 min
This week we join Chris Jehle, a fourth year plastic surgery resident at Rhode Island Hospital, for a conversation about creativity and risk within a "safe" profession, innovation in medicine, trendsetting with plastic surgery, and the silver lining of…
Tino Chow is a Problem Solver
Jan 11 • 55 min
This week we join Tino Chow, founder of Giant Shoulders — a design agency that delivers impact at the intersection of innovation and design — for a conversation about design, brand, solving hard problems, and the importance of embracing failure. Tino is a…
Happy New Year!
Jan 4 • 3 min
Quick "Hello" from Steve to start off the New Year! We've got a lot of great stuff coming up in the next few weeks, and some new interview concepts that we think will be a lot of fun. Listen to hear more. Coming up next week: Tino Chow, a Providence-based…
Lindsey Lerner is a persistent entrepreneur
Dec 14, 2018 • 54 min
This week, we join Lindsey Lerner, founder of Level Exchange — a coworking and production space for like-minded individuals to work, grow, and create the business they desire — for a conversation about music, entrepreneurship, fine art, and the importance…
John and Galo are raising the bar
Nov 30, 2018 • 47 min
This week, we join John Amore and Galo Naranjo for a conversation about movement, motivation, and big life changes. John Amore is a multi-disciplinary fitness teacher, movement specialist and owner of Ronin Strength. Galo is a strength & conditioning…
Ricky Katowicz is becoming Ricky Rainbow Beard
Nov 9, 2018 • 61 min
This week, we join Ricky, the host of The Rainbow Beard Show, in his basement studio to learn about his creative process, his story after graduating from RISD, and what prompted him to finally start doing the thing he’d been wanting to do for nearly his…
Kate & Casey are Improv Entrepreneurs
Oct 26, 2018 • 54 min
Knowledgeable, passionate, and hilarious - Kate and Casey are veteran comedy improvisers, self-taught entrepreneurs and just plain wonderful people. They’re the owners of the Wage House - an improvisational comedy theater in Pawtucket, RI - where they…
Morgan Gray is “Whisk Me Away”
Oct 12, 2018 • 42 min
Show Notes What's it like starting a food business? How do you bring joy into your baking? Dessert you want to make most? What cooking show would you compete on? How do you navigate a male dominated industry? Advice for aspiring bakers? Links Follow…
Maret Bondorew is the Bee’s Knees
Sep 28, 2018 • 53 min
Maret Bondorew, with a degree in illustration and art history, is a creative force of nature. She is currently the illustrator/letterer of all the Frog & Toad Press designs, from greeting cards to stamps and buttons. We talk with her about her creative…
Jess Croft is Creatively Satisfied
Sep 14, 2018 • 58 min
If you've seen Jess Croft's professional work, or visited her LinkedIn page, you'll know she's a graphic designer at Hasbro on a team that quickly brings great toys to market. What you may not know is that she's also a talented musician and one half of a…