Dream Chasers and Change Makers

Dream Chasers and Change Makers

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Alé Cardinalle & Betty Carricaburu


Margie Mays: Dreams Come True, Just Burp at Katy Perry [24]
Dec 1 • 62 min
Margie Mays, remember her from her viral American Idol Audition? [If not watch here.] We fell in love with Margie’s quirky energy after seeing her video. Your DC&CM hosts agree with Katy Perry, she’s one of the greatest people we’ve met! We are so glad we…
Adele Jackson-Gibson: Where Science and Spirituality Intersect [23]
Nov 24 • 44 min
Adele Jackson-Gibson has found success as a fitness coach and model, as well as an accomplished career in sports journalism. She earned degrees from some of the country’s top universities. Before this, she was having a great life and didn’t feel a need…
Briana Banos: From Dancer, To Near Death, To Documentarian (Ep 22)
Nov 17 • 62 min
Briana Banos’ life changed due to Red Skin Syndrome (RSS), a condition caused by topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). Before, she was professional dancer and newlywed with a world of possibilities in front of her. Briana never imagined that her pesky eczema…
Conversations w/ Your Inner Child: Celebrating our 21st Episode & Pride Month!
Jun 26 • 38 min
On most of our episodes we talk to each other or our guests about childhood. We wonder what we might tell that child. Then Alé was watching an episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” where Ru had the contestants speak to a picture of themselves as a child. Betty…
20: How We Can End Childhood Sexual Abuse w/ Billye Jones, LCSW
Jun 16 • 85 min
Parents and those and those closest to the youngest members of our society do all they can to protect the health and safety of children. We don’t like to think about the possibility of the children we love being at risk for sexual abuse. The fact is, the…
Ep 19: Eating Disorder and Addiction Recovery Through Storytelling With Jessica Gardner
Jun 3 • 72 min
[Content Warning: This episode contains discussion of an eating disorder with specific weights and calorie amounts mentioned and talk of suicide attempts.] Jessica Gardner felt empty and confused as an adopted child, she was diagnosed with learning…
Ep 18: The Influence of Brené Brown on DC&CM – A Clip Show!
May 27 • 55 min
This month Alé graduated NYU with her MSW. Our girl has mentioned Brené Brown about a million times, everyone’s favorite celebrity social worker. In this episode, we look back at past episodes and see how your hosts and our guests have shared on topics…
Ep 17: I am the CEO of my Vagina w/ Former Sex Worker, Marlee Garza
May 20 • 97 min
[Content Warning: Sexual Abuse, Explicit conversation around Sex] Marlee Garza, a single mother of three found herself on the verge of homelessness. She found sex work as way to make end meets for her family, and marketed herself as a MILF seductress…
Ep 16: Dream Chasers need a Little Crazy w/ Ryan Cole
May 13 • 80 min
Ryan Cole has been a filmmaker for over fifteen years, has one many awards, including an Emmy. However, it almost didn’t happen for him, he almost quit before his journey even started. Ryan has is used to being one of the only black people in a white…
[BONUS Minisode!] Snacks, Math, Weather, and Other Interesting Things w/ Layla D.
May 9 • 10 min
Layla is an aspiring weather person and is also talented at adding on her fingers. She has a passion for playing Robolox and practices self care by eating snacks while she plays her favorite game. In her nearly six years on this Earth, she has learned…
Ep 15: Don’t Let the Bastards Get You Down w/ Nash Azarian
May 6 • 86 min
Content Warning: This episode does briefly mention a suicide attempt and intimate partner violence. Nash Azarian began his truest and most beautiful life six years ago when he began identifying as a transgender man and began to medically transition.…
Ep 14: Diagnosing Diane w/ Child Life Specialist Diane Morales
Apr 29 • 55 min
Child life specialist, Diane Morales spends her time helping young patients through the process of being in the hospital. She watches patient after patient being assessed, treated, and discharged. It was frustrating to her when she woke up one day with a…
Diana Foster: Wayward & Foster’s Home for Pets & Children [13]
Apr 22 • 59 min
Diana Foster has had people make assumptions about who she is her entire life. They assume her her race, her sexuality, and more. Now she is called to be a fierce protector of the most vulnerable in our society. Not only is she the badass mama to her…
Lisa Schlosberg: The Researched Based Secret to Wellness [12]
Apr 15 • 60 min
Lisa Schlosberg weighed over 300 pounds at 17 years old. Since then she’s maintained a weight loss of 150 pounds, but her story and her message is not what you’d think. Lisa knew she deserved a better life, and diets were thrusting her into disordered…
Stephanie Ros, OB/GYN A Better Sex Talk for You and Your Kids! [11]
Apr 8 • 50 min
The lack of quality in the sex talk the majority of people get has left so many women seeing sex as function, when at its core, it’s meant to be fun. In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Ros delves into her journey with maternal fetal medicine, and also…
Ep 10: The Fourth Trimester We Don’t Talk About w/ Kelley Fraga
Mar 31 • 61 min
Kelley Fraga was afraid that if she shut her eyes and went to sleep her newborn would die. She went sometime without being able to recognize her irrational thoughts as postpartum depression and anxiety. In this episode, we discuss Kelley’s experience in…
Ep 9: Fundi Facts w/ Michael Fundora
Mar 25 • 60 min
Michael Fundora has a degree in environmental science, after graduation his path took unexpected turns. In the episode Michael talks about his identity as a gay man in a Hispanic family, taking risks, and his experience as being a deeply feeling person.…
Ep 8: Can I Speak to the Manager? I’m Pregnant.
Mar 17 • 53 min
Betty was ready to dump her boyfriend. Then she found out she was pregnant. She opens about what it was like to be a senior in college, pregnant, and in a toxic relationship. In the episode she discusses the lack of intimacy in her relationship during and…
Ep 7: We Can All Be Change Makers w/ Kristiana Tarnuzzer
Mar 10 • 51 min
Kristiana spent a lot of her life doing philanthropic work, founding charitable organizations, and being heavily involved in the world of giving back. Becoming a mother, moving with her family across country made living a life dedicated to social good…
Ep 6: My Two Moms
Mar 4 • 72 min
Alé shares how she figured out she was adopted and what that was like for her. She explains how she dealt with her parents who were not forthcoming about it. Later, she shares the story of how she reunited with her biological family after a lifetime of…
Ep 5: People Assume I’m Effing Crazy w/ Amber Majid
Feb 25 • 87 min
In this episode Amber, pronounced umber, like number or cucumber, shares how her intense journey to radical self love after the devastation of her divorce. She talks about how her emotional pain manifested physically in her body. While healing from her…
Ep 4: What’s a Day Maker & Can I be One? w/ Aly Trudeau
Feb 18 • 79 min
Aly, known in episode 3 as Betty’s hero, talks about making a decision in her teens that she feared could and end a friendship but wound up really saving a life. Aly stood firm in her decision then, and later in life she stood firm making another…
Ep 3: Bravely Vulnerable
Feb 11 • 93 min
Listener discretion advised. This episode includes discussions of sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and themes of suicide. There is also a ton of hope and joy and laughter, but it’s a heavy episode. Get to know the hosts of the show on a bravely…
Episode 2: Kind of in a Cult w/ Becca Levin
Jan 28 • 56 min
In our first guest interview, we talk to Becca, who shares the story of how she navigated her way out of a secluded upbringing. She tells us why and how she left the heavy influence a devoutly religious parent to find her own truth. Listen now to find how…
Ep 1: My Imaginary BFF, Oprah
Jan 20 • 45 min
In our first episode meet the hosts of Dream Chasers and Change Makers! We will set our intentions for the podcast, share what makes us tick and what breaks our heart. Don’t forget to comment what and leave a review tell us what change making work you are…
So excited to start this journey!
Jan 15 • 0 min
Betty and I are in YouTube University’s podcasting bootcamp. We are in the process of learning the ropes to bring you a high-quality and captivating podcast. You will hear from extraordinary people as they share their stories of the windy roads it took to…