Other People's Shoes

Other People's Shoes

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On this show I aim to create a space that allows myself and the you the listener to other points of view by means of a constructive dialogue. After all when you walk in Other People’s Shoes you get a different perspective.


March 14th, 2018
Sep 16 • 53 min
Where were you on March 14th, 2018? Stephen Martin was sitting down with a dyslexia specialist. For the first time in his life, Stephen did not feel alone. It was the day he realized his brain just works differently. 5-15% of Americans have dyslexia,…
August 2nd, 2005
Sep 9 • 62 min
Do you remember what happened to you on August 2nd, 2005? Evelyn Mann does. It was her week 20 sonogram. The day she learned that something may be wrong with her unborn son Samuel. It was a day that started a long line of medical professionals telling her…
June 25th 2016
Sep 2 • 79 min
What happened on June 25th, 2016 For this man it was a day that he put a gun in his mouth with every intention of ending his life. Rashawn Copeland is now a voice with a message. Despite having money, women and all anyone could ever want Rashawn was…
SEASON FINAL: Search For Understanding
Aug 26 • 88 min
Zaiba and Uzma are the creators of Mommying While Muslim podcast. Their dads were bachelor roommates in the ’70s and grew up as family friends. They started the podcast to be able to validate and encourage other Muslim women growing in a post 9/11 world.…
The Search For Moments
Aug 19 • 76 min
Autumn is a single mom of five. With four boys, including twins, and a girl between the ages of 5 and 14 she is always on the go. As an avid hiker on top of it all, Autumn is always searching for moments. Being in the military she understands that every…
The Search For Caring
Aug 12 • 59 min
Who is Jeff Singer? He is a traveler, an author, and is in the business of serving others. What made Jeff, a well-traveled young man, think so low of himself and his path? How did his search turn his life and perception positive? We don’t want to spoil…
The Search For Shoes
Aug 5 • 72 min
1.5 billion people are infected with foot-borne diseases that could be prevented with shoes and shoes are the fifth most needed item by students in the U.S. Our guest this week comes to us from North Carolina. Her name is Tracie Ohonme and she is the…
The Search For Encouragement
Jul 29 • 69 min
Our guest this week is an author of the book, “Be Encouraged!!!” Michael Arterberry is a dynamic motivational speaker dedicated to encouraging the younger generation. The book, “Be Encouraged!!!” consists of 250 days of motivation and encouragement. It is…
The Search For The Hidden Place
Jul 22 • 70 min
Our guest this week is very dear to us. Vona Johnson is an author, a podcaster, a life coach, and a disciple of Christ. Did we mention that she has retired from public service? Living in South Dakota where a traffic jam means the whole drive takes 5…
The Search For The Search
Jul 15 • 59 min
Tyler is currently in Indiana. Father of two daughters, a loving husband, and a varsity basketball coach. He is the author of Searching For Seven. Everything he does is searching for God. Can you imagine doing everything in your life for God? No? Join us…
The Search For Grace
Jul 8 • 58 min
Mother of three young men, an avid student of God’s word, one who sparked a movement. This is Misty Phillip. She is a podcast host of By His Grace and author. She is a homeschool mom, but not by choice originally. Want to know more about this Christ…
The Search For Honor
Jul 1 • 65 min
Who is Mike? A husband and a father. But not only a father to his 2 kids, but to his sisters 2 after she passed in an auto collision. Mike is also a Marine Sargent, reaching the 5th rank up in the enlisted in his 4 years. As a child himself, he knew he…
The Search For A Table
Jun 24 • 73 min
Sean McCoy is a man after the heart of our show. Father, husband, brother in Christ, and friend to so many. What does he do? What we do on this show. He is the host of Come to the Table, a podcast that puts the focus on empathizing with his guest. Talk…
The Search for Guidance
Jun 17 • 61 min
Who is Tim Winders? A husband, father grandfather, minister, author, and…nomad? Tim chooses to live in a 39’ RV. For a man who coaches executives, business owners, and other leaders, why does he choose to live in an RV? Listen and find out, as we try on…
The Search for Love
Jun 10 • 54 min
Have you heard of Rebecca Bender? She is a wife, a mother, a speaker, and an FBI consultant? Rebecca was involved in trafficking for 6 years. The worst of the 3 men who trafficked he used to say “This one has a spirit that can’t be broken”. How can she…
The Search for a Voice
Jun 3 • 69 min
Who is Gina DuQuenne? She has had children, worked in the hotel business, been a wedding planner, and is currently running for Ashland City Council. The greatest search in her life was getting to know herself. Confused on that? Slip-on some size 7 sandals…
The Search for Unicorns
May 27 • 73 min
Who is Heather Creekmore? She is an Author, a Podcaster, a mother of four all within five years. She is a loving wife in Texas. Who is Heather? She is an honest woman who has been on Netflix’s Nailed It (and winner of bakers choice). What has she written?…
The Search for a Role-Model
May 20 • 68 min
Who is Evan? Well he was in the army, left as a warrant officer. He is a pilot, father of 4, paramedic, and divorcee. What does Evan have to offer? Well at the age 15 years old his Grandfather died and that single event caused Evan started a search for…
The Search for a Writer
May 13 • 60 min
Tara is a mother of two, a Canadian, and a new author. Do you want to know what a gift writing a book can be? How a book can change you? Well then start writing! Or put on some 8.5 shoes and listen in as she shares some author insights.
The Search for Truth
May 6 • 63 min
Our next guest is a mother, a wife, a speaker, and a prayer warrior. But she is also Neil’s mother-in-law. Christine has lived an eventful life. She has had high highs and very low lows. She was looking for acceptance, she was looking for true love. She…
I am your…Reminder You Are Lovely
Apr 29 • 72 min
Our next guest is a blogger, a speaker, and a mom. Angie comes on the show to share her story of June 10th, 2018, when her son passed away. Let that be the disclaimer for those listening that this may be a harder episode. Hear how it affected her and her…
I am a…Innovator
Apr 22 • 68 min
Chris Staron is an award winning film writer/director/producer, author, podcaster, inpromto comedian and so much more. He has a drive to create, one that he has to do constantly. Chris wants to create so that “those people” become people we relate to.…
I am a…Way Maker
Apr 15 • 61 min
Come and listen to Kristy. What makes her so interesting? She used to live in Orange County. Not good enough? She used to be in fashion. Still not good enough? She spent some time in a maximum security prison. Join us as we she shares why she is a way…
I am…Not Disqualified
Apr 8 • 65 min
Jessica is a lot of things. As we say on the show, she is a mother, a blogger, a paralegal, a child of God, and she is Totally Jessifiable (which is the name of her blog). Her journey is filled with hurt and pain, but now she is equipped to be there for…
I am a… Police Detective
Apr 1 • 79 min
When Paul was young he heard about pensions. Everyday being a Saturday? Where can he sign up? Paul’s research found that the police have the best pensions. With 30 years in law enforcement, 10 as a detective, he has insight into the system that is quite…
I am…Holding On
Mar 25 • 63 min
Danielle Erwin is a mother of 4 and an author living in the great state of Virginia. Her book is Holding On: Poems on Coping With Loss After Miscarriage. It is a topic that most people shy away from. If you are looking for some understanding in what it is…
I am a…Doctor
Mar 18 • 72 min
From South Carolina we welcomed Dr. Michelle onto our show. She is a known public speaker, author, podcaster. She is a mother, a wife, and a doctor. She is a Neuropsychologist. Not sure what that is, come in and listen. Let’s join her as she tells her…
I am the…Godfather
Mar 11 • 77 min
Eric is a gracious man. Denver man, father, follower of Christ, host of The Halfway There Podcast, a podcast with everyday christians and their faith journeys. Eric has been podcasting for four years, and he knows the lay of the land. Do you want to know…
I am a…Beloved
Mar 4 • 73 min
Have you been accused of something you never did? Has it been hard to shake even if it was proven not true? Marcus has been in a situation like that, one that eventually cost him his position. Marcus was and is a pastor in San Diego. Now he is also a…
I am a…Rapper
Feb 26 • 62 min
Jonah Kirsten Sorrentino aka KJ52 is a great guy. He grew up in an artistic home but not a musical one. Hip Hop was his way into the music industry. He shares with us where he came from, some of his regrets, some of his uphill battles and how he sees God…
I am a…Catalyst
Feb 19 • 73 min
Meg is a mom, an author, and a podcaster. Starting her ministries at a young age she was on the church staff at the age of 17. How do you nurture yourself? Meg has looked inside and found some answers. With an amazing array of influences in her life…
I am a…Cadi
Feb 12 • 59 min
Causing Accidental Death or Injury. Jennifer is a mom, a teacher, a child of God…and a CADI. What do you think it would be like to know that you had caused a person to leave this life? Come with us as we find out, with Jennifer as we walk in her shoes.
I am…Driven
Feb 5 • 57 min
Jennifer Jones is an amazing woman. At the age of ten her mother was murdered. But that is not what defines the driven woman out there today! Join us as we find out how she came out of tragedy and created her own image. Let’s put on a pair of size 7’s and…
I am a…Servant
Jan 29 • 63 min
Andrew McArdle is the vocalist and guitarist for the Christian band The Incandescent. Idaho born and raised Andrew goes to Real Life Ministries, which is where the Community Pastor at Neil’s church is from (small world). Andrew shares what it is like…
I am a…Mother
Jan 22 • 60 min
How would you cope with the death of your child? Susan Holt has had to answer this question. Her daughter Grace took her life at the age of 15. As a coach and teacher Susan had been trained to look for behaviors, but Grace did not show any. Come and find…
We are…Called
Jan 15 • 73 min
What would it be like to go on a mission? Some of you listeners have. What if you married someone you met on your mission from another country? Or what would it be like to marry a missionary from another nation? Jonni went on a mission to Africa and that…
I am a…Truth Seeker
Jan 8 • 53 min
Shawn McCraney is a born again christian who was once a Mormon. His journey from leaving the Mormon church and accepting Jesus Christ has been anything but easy. Still living in Utah Shawn is an author and a Youtube content provider. Kind enough to be on…
I am an…Author
Jan 1 • 60 min
Blended, Stella by Starlight, Out of My Mind. These are just a few of the books written by our guest. Sharon Draper is a school teacher turned author. Her plethora of experience gives her an in depth look into the psyche and mind of the main characters…
Christmas Shoes 2019
Dec 25, 2019 • 62 min
SEASON FINALE: MERRY CHRISTMAS: With the last episode of the year Neil and Garrett exchange the gifts this year has brought to them. See how Neil is with the tables turned on him as Garrett asks him a few questions! If you want to see what it is like…
Happiness in Progress
Dec 18, 2019 • 54 min
Danielle Craig is a Emmy award winner. Host and journalist, mother of three kids, and lover of Nike’s, she now is running her own podcast Happiness In Progress. She was always chasing happiness without ever catching it. Join us as Danielle explores how to…
Communication & Connection
Dec 11, 2019 • 60 min
Therapy?! There is a lot of stigma in this field. Corey loves her job and is passionate about people getting the tools for their mental health. You have physical checkups, right? Why not a mental one. Corey share a very interesting perspective on may…
Nowhere To Go But UP
Dec 4, 2019 • 71 min
Sean Dustin is the host of Nowhere To Go But Up podcast. He grew up in a divorced home in the 90’s. Being a latchkey kid Sean acted out and went down a path that led to drugs and prison, both state and federal. But when Sean found out he hated who he…
The Road to Redemption
Nov 27, 2019 • 73 min
Seven kids & 42 years of marriage. Kären is an amazing woman. For the first time Kären sits down and shares her whole story. Kären beginnings were quite harsh. Kären has been victimized many times in very harsh ways. Counselors did not know what to do…
Special Kids Part 2
Nov 20, 2019 • 58 min
Joey and Crystal are the parents of four children, the youngest is their only boy Josiah. Josiah is a special needs child. Josiah’s story is shared from the view of Joey and Crystal as they tell of his birth and their successes. On this episode they…
Special Kids Part 1
Nov 13, 2019 • 57 min
Trina and Jason of a wonderful boy named Joel. Joel is a special needs child. Trina and Joel had to deal with doctors suggesting abortion, 3 months in the hospital with multiple surgeries after birth, and a predicted 5 year life span. Now reaching the age…
The Ripple Effect
Nov 6, 2019 • 79 min
How involved are you in life? Do you know what is going on in your community? Have you ever been to a rotary club? Caleb is quite the busy man. A father of 2, president of SOAA, founder of Grants Pass Balloon and Kite Festival, real estate agent, Caleb…
Back to Square One
Oct 30, 2019 • 60 min
Do you feel like a round peg trying to fit a square hole? Dave and Jessica did. That is why their podcast has morphed into what it is today! Join us as we listen to these square pegs share their story. On this episode we learn: *What it takes to run a…
Southern Oregon Runners
Oct 23, 2019 • 67 min
Today our guests are Amber and Jerry. Amber is the President of the Southern Oregon Runners Club. Jerry has logged almost 75,000 miles, that is round the world 3 times! Jerry was running well before he began logging his miles. Amber has been the President…
Run For God
Oct 16, 2019 • 62 min
From Georgia, Mitch was getting into running. His love of running he shared with a deacon at his church, but then was challenged not to make his passion an Idol. From there Mitch made running his ministry. Thinking, there is a ministry for everything,…
The Real Forrest Gump
Oct 9, 2019 • 59 min
Called the Real Life Forrest Gump, Rob Pope is the first brit to run the Forrest Gump run across the country. +15,000 miles, through all kinds of weather and with all kinds of people, Rob has quite the story. Rob bumped into Neil at the Prefontaine Run in…
Taking the DIS out of Disability
Oct 2, 2019 • 58 min
Michael is a 27 year old man who was born with Spina Bifida. Besides being a Green Bay Packers fan and a regular listener to Other People’s Shoes. Despite being wheelchair bound he is a competitive archer, a musician, has a good job in a communications…
Bonus: Grandpa Chuck
Sep 28, 2019 • 58 min
81 years young, married 57 years, 4 kids and 9 grand kids. Graduate of University of Georgia. Author, journalist, golfer…Chuck has been around the block a few times. All this and God put it on Chuck’s heart to start a radio program to spread his word.…
Pain & Perseverance
Sep 25, 2019 • 81 min
Justin and Ashley have walked a long walk. Ashley has had endometriosis since her young adulthood. Both her and Justin had saved themselves sexually for marriage. They liken their story to Abraham and Sarah and share advice to women who also are…
Forgiveness
Sep 18, 2019 • 70 min
Kathyrn has been married for 35 years. Besides being a grandmother of 4 little ones and having a voice like an angle, Kathyrn has a abuse and forgiveness. Without giving too much away, listen to this wonderful woman who has gone down a harsh road as she…
Escaping the Rabbit Hole
Sep 11, 2019 • 62 min
Tracey is an amazing woman who has walked a hard road and has come out as a paragon to those suffering with depression and bullying. She has suffered bouts of deep depression and after serious work place bullying, she fell down the rabbit hole. Join us as…
Darkness
Sep 4, 2019 • 52 min
Heather is a woman who has persevered through much at her young age. Her husband and high school sweetheart had took his life when she was 23. Heather tells of their struggles in marriage and her walk after the tragedy. She also talks about the years…
Season Finale: You Lost Me
Aug 28, 2019 • 59 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
BONUS TWO: You Lost Me
Aug 23, 2019 • 76 min
Will, formally the christian rap artist Harmony or Harmony Hi-See, has traveled a long road. His youth was troubled until he ran from his mothers in California to his fathers home in Oregon at the age of 16. There he started going to church and turned his…
You Lost Me Part 15
Aug 21, 2019 • 57 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 14
Aug 14, 2019 • 65 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 13
Aug 7, 2019 • 68 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 12
Jul 31, 2019 • 52 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 11
Jul 24, 2019 • 66 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
Inside Medford Rogues Baseball
Jul 20, 2019 • 58 min
With speed, timely hitting and mixing in some powerful home runs. Medford Rogues Baseball players TreVon Dorsey Omar Ortiz, and Maxx Mahon, are players who are from 3 different parts of the United States but have come together to play summer baseball.
You Lost Me Part 10
Jul 17, 2019 • 29 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
BONUS: You Lost Me
Jul 11, 2019 • 47 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 9
Jul 10, 2019 • 24 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 8
Jul 3, 2019 • 57 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 7
Jun 26, 2019 • 34 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 6
Jun 19, 2019 • 42 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 5
Jun 12, 2019 • 50 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 4
Jun 5, 2019 • 44 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 3
May 28, 2019 • 32 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 2
May 22, 2019 • 55 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Church that is shared about this season. The views, thoughts, and feelings shared by guests only represent…
You Lost Me Part 1
May 15, 2019 • 38 min
You lost me…DISCLAIMER: The guests that will be featured in this season all have a connection with Church. My goal in no way is to disrespect any Churches that is shared about this season. These views, thoughts, and feels are shared by guests. Some of the…
Sin
May 8, 2019 • 62 min
My guest today is Pastor Craig Greatman of This Aint Your Mamas Church. Craig was part of a story shared by a past guest Rob. Craig shares his story about when he was “sexualized at the age of 2”. He shares where he thinks our country is heading and about…
Faith
Apr 30, 2019 • 34 min
My guest Garrett, is in my mind, the biggest skeptic. Garrett takes a deep dive into why he has made a choice to follow Jesus. He shares the WOW moment when chose to really follow Jesus. He describes his own heart change. He also shares why people may not…
Blindness
Apr 24, 2019 • 55 min
My guests on today’s show talk about being blind has not stopped this couple from living life. Dan and M both feel very strongly that blindness will not define them. Turnbull share how they want people to view them and how along the way they have had some…
Pornography Part 2
Apr 17, 2019 • 55 min
*MATURE CONTENT* My guest Christine takes a deep dive into her view of how pornography almost destroyed her marriage. Christine shares her pain and how her tears came with great healing. Hear where she and her husband found the answer.
Pornography Part 1
Apr 10, 2019 • 60 min
*MATURE CONTENT* Rob shares his story how at the age of nine he first discovered pornography. How from that one choice it started a chain reaction of events that led him down a very dark road of lies and more lies and how even getting caught didn’t make…
Belonging
Apr 3, 2019 • 65 min
Belonging: My guest Nolan today helps us take a look at the subject of belonging. Nolan helps us understand his generation better. How at 23 years old he still is working and figuring out how to belong in this current world we are living in. How these…
Discouragement
Mar 27, 2019 • 54 min
Today’s episode centers around discouragement. My guest Dan Gregory shares today the moment he hit rock bottom and how discouragement hit him face to face. Listen to how in that moment where he turned, and why he saw he needed to turn.
Emptiness
Mar 20, 2019 • 49 min
*MATURE CONTENT* The feeling of emptiness is something many people battle. This week my guest, Uriah takes a deep dive into the subject of depression and shares some really personal stuff. If you have ever battled with feeling empty you may be able to…
Labels Part 2
Mar 13, 2019 • 42 min
Labels are everywhere we go. My guest Twyla is a mom, friend and instructional assistant in special education. Twyla and her husband are also currently serving as foster parents. Twyla provides some amazing insight into helping parents with special needs…
Labels Part 1
Mar 6, 2019 • 35 min
Anna who is mother of three young men. Anna shares her insight on how labels have affected her and her young men.
Aspire-Andy Howell
Feb 27, 2019 • 21 min
If you fail to plan, you have no objective for your day. My guest Andy Howell is Personal Trainer and Realtor. He shares how you can change your life in two very dramatic ways. Hear his insight on how personal health and home ownership can work together…
Aspire-Jose Ibarra
Feb 20, 2019 • 31 min
How do you define aspire? Don’t we all want to figure out how to be a better version of ourselves, but we’re not sure how?
Success-Rogue City Comics
Feb 13, 2019 • 43 min
My guests Steven & Jamie Ronda are owners of Rogue City Comics in Medford, Oregon. We talk about how taking the risk of starting a business and becoming a student of business is so important. We discuss how prioritizing can bring success in the right…
Success-Gene Copley
Feb 6, 2019 • 40 min
Are you a success? Is success something that you would like to achieve? My guest is Gene Copley he is a entrepreneur business adviser former business owner of seven successful businesses including three Quiznos restaurants. Gene talks how he measures…
Pilot
Jan 29, 2019 • 11 min
Sometimes it’s really helpful to walk in Other People’s Shoes to gain understanding and perspective. I believe without understanding we have no foundation.