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Electric Lady

Electric Lady

2022-05-0222:109

Shana Turner was struck by lightning and survived, miraculously unharmed – or so everyone thought. In the years following her lightning strike, she began to experience some serious physical and mental side effects and struggled to cope. To make matters worse, some of her family and friends refused to believe anything was even wrong with her. Desperate to return to the life she led before, Shana sets out to learn how to deal with life after lightning. For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-9
Growing up in the church, there were a lot of things Mattie Murrey was told she couldn’t do. But she was a rebel – and a daredevil, too. Mattie raced motorcycles all over rural Minnesota when she was young. As she got older, however, her religious community told her it was not acceptable. She had to stop.So, Mattie traded her favorite pastime for the life her community wanted for her: that of a doting mother and wife. That is, until a crisis of faith turned her life upside down – and Mattie found herself questioning the road she’d set out on.
When Shannon King’s marriage ended abruptly, she realized that somewhere along the way, she had forgotten her #1 priority: herself. She’d stopped doing the things she loved and lost her sense of self in a relationship that wasn’t working. Unsure of what else to do when everything fell apart, Shannon decided to make a change.She vowed to leave everything behind and go on a journey with the goal of coming back a different, more confident person. And she wanted to do it all alone, on a horse in the desert.For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-7
One Thread At A Time

One Thread At A Time

2022-03-2125:189

Two people find a sense of belonging through a shared hobby: sewing. First, a woman named Rona battles overwhelming social anxiety both inside and out of her home. After a particularly difficult episode, she receives an old sewing machine and decides to start trying to stitch her life back together.Then, we hear the story of Jean, a seamstress who played an important role in one of America’s defining moments: the Apollo 11 space mission. After the famed lunar landing, demand for spacesuits was down, leaving Jean in search of her next big project. She finds an unexpected new mission, this time down here on Earth.For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-6
The City I Live In

The City I Live In

2022-03-0724:0522

Two people learn to love their new homes. First, a young girl arrives in Los Angeles from war-torn Iran with her family, seeking refuge. Her life is quickly turned upside down when the LA riots tear through the city where she was supposed to be safe. As she struggles to cope with the unrest of the riots, she finds comfort in one of LA’s most influential bands: the Red Hot Chili Peppers.In our second story, an older man gives up on love until a chance encounter with a journalist reconnects him with an old flame from his past. To pursue his second chance at finding love, however, he has to choose between his sunny life in Los Angeles and a move across the country to a brand-new city.For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-5
The Principal

The Principal

2022-02-2122:089

When Michael Atkins’s daughter was born, he vowed to support his family and be the father he didn’t have growing up. This meant swallowing his pride and taking a school custodian job, when what he really wanted to do was to be a teacher’s aide.When Michael finally gets the chance to go from the janitor’s closet to the principal’s office and pursue his dream of supporting the youth in his community, he makes another vow: to be present for his students. Michael works tirelessly to take care of his students – but runs into trouble when he finds himself forced to choose between the vow he made to his family and the vow he made to his job.For more on the episode, visit https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-4
Ismael Chamu says he was homeless before he was even born. His whole life, he and his family were constantly moving from town to town, living out of garages and vans. Ismael even wound up homeless while attending an elite college – until his story went viral, and he and his family found permanent housing for the first time. But a whole new set of challenges arise when they realize they have no idea how to live in a real home. For more on the episode, go to: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-3
Kenny Phillips once had it all. He held a prestigious, high-paying job as personal chef to baseball’s top player, Alex Rodriguez, and owned homes in Manhattan, Dallas and Miami. He rubbed shoulders with celebrities of all kinds – until a bad divorce meant he had to leave his luxurious lifestyle behind and move somewhere a little more humble: a trailer park. But that’s when this chef received an opportunity to serve people in a completely different and unexpected way – as their mayor.Click here to learn more about this episode. 
Rez Ball

Rez Ball

2022-01-1023:393

Quiana Dishface knew that going to high school off the Navajo Nation was her best shot at going to college to play basketball. On the reservation, where they played fast paced rez ball, she was a star player. At her new school, however, she faced racism both on and off the court – and she had to adapt to a new, more traditional style of basketball that clashed with some of her rez ball strengths.But everything changed when her team was down one point near the end of a game, and her coach made the call: “give the ball to Q.”For more on the episode, go to https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-1
Season 2 Coming Soon

Season 2 Coming Soon

2022-01-0301:48

Rocket Mortgage is an Equal housing lender licensed in all 50 states. NMLSconsumeraccess.org #3030Stephanie Foo returns with a second season of 10 brand-new episodes. Follow along as Stephanie explores the meaning of home with people from across the country. Like the Native girl who takes her basketball skills off the Navajo Nation; the personal chef to baseball’s top player, who finds himself the mayor of a city of mobile homes; the young refugee who learns to love LA thanks to the Red Hot Chili Peppers; and the homeless family struggling to settle in after they find housing and more in season 2 of Home. Made. 
Boots On The Farm

Boots On The Farm

2021-08-0224:232

During his time in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army Ranger, Jon Jackson completed six tours, was hit by over 20 IEDs and watched friends die right in front of him. Over time, he learned to dissociate and became numb to the horrors he witnessed. When he finally returned home, he found a new battle was just beginning.At home in Georgia, Jon couldn’t get the help he needed for his PTSD. He felt like a danger to his family and struggled with thoughts of suicide. He knew he had to do something – so he bought a farm. Eventually, what started as an alternate form of therapy for Jon grew into a community and a place of healing – not just for himself, but for other vets in crisis, too.To see a picture of Jon Jackson at his farm, and to learn more about the podcast, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-episode-10
My Roommate, The Ghost

My Roommate, The Ghost

2021-07-1927:083

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, most homes come with a past. But what would you do if your home’s past was haunting your present? In this episode, we’ll hear two stories about people who discovered they were not alone in the homes they’d moved into.After negotiating boundaries with an overprotective ghost, Steve learns to honor his Brooklyn home’s history. Krista, on the other hand, finds friendship and healing in a playful ghost’s company during an especially difficult winter in Telluride. For both Steve and Krista, the ghosts in their homes aren’t a source of fear; they’re part of the house and a connection to the homes’ forgotten pasts.To see pictures of Krista's apartment building in Telluride, and to learn more about the podcast, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-episode-9
Kim Ford loved her home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. She dreamed of spending her retirement on her front porch in her cast iron rocking chair, surrounded by grandchildren. For her, homeownership was a spiritual experience.But then Hurricane Katrina hit, and her family lost everything.Suddenly homeless and sheltering in Dallas, Kim worked hard to get the help she needed to be able to return home – but it was an uphill battle. In this episode, hear Kim recount how she spent years fighting for her home and how she continues to fight for her community today.Also hear expert insights on the history and rebuilding of the Lower Ninth Ward from Marla Nelson, a professor of planning and urban studies at the University of New Orleans, and Joyce Jackson, a professor of anthropology at Louisiana State University.To check out pictures from Kim Ford and learn more about the show, visit: www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-episode-8
When he was just 21 years old, Valentino Dixon was sentenced to 39 years to life for a murder he didn’t commit. When he first got to prison, he believed it’d just be a matter of time before he was exonerated, but as time wore on, he started to lose hope. Then, everything changed when his uncle sent him a set of colored pencils. He urged Valentino to start drawing – he said that if he reclaimed his life, he could reclaim his freedom. That he could draw himself out of prison.And he did. 
Like Father...

Like Father...

2021-06-0726:268

When Hrag Kalebjian agreed to take over the family’s coffee shop, he also saw it as an opportunity to finally spend quality time with his father, Henry – time he didn’t get when he was young and his dad was too busy working. But when Hrag starts making changes, Henry flips out. If they want the business – and their new-found relationship – to be successful, they’ll need to learn how to work together.In our second story: Holly and her dad, Bo, had never been particularly close. With eight siblings to compete with, one-on-one time with her parents was hard to come by. But when Bo is diagnosed with dementia, Holly realizes she has to capture as many of his memories as she can before they’re taken from him. So the two of them embark on a road trip to the landmarks of Bo’s youth – and learn a lot about each other along the way.To learn more about this podcast, visit: www.rocketmortgage.com/homemade.
Home. Alone.

Home. Alone.

2021-05-2425:547

In this episode: Two very different stories about communication issues, and how being home alone can become a catalyst for connection.In our first story, Audrey Murray finds herself in Shanghai – completely unable to speak Chinese. When she discovers the Magic Number, however, she finds she doesn’t need to. Audrey comes to rely on it for everything, but when she’s invited to a banquet because of her constant use of the Magic Number, she realizes she needs to break out of her English-speaking bubble.In our second story, married couple Rebecca and Shawne Huff face an unhappy life together unless they can learn how to communicate. With two teenaged kids and many years of marriage on the line, the stakes are high. Rebecca discovers something called “living apart together,” a unique living arrangement that could be the answer to her and Shawne’s relationship problems. They quickly learn that this new reality will require a lot of trust to make it work.To learn more about the podcast, visit: www.rocketmortgage.com/homemade.
The Landlady

The Landlady

2021-05-1022:466

Thirty years before, a mysterious woman rescued Shaheen Pasha’s family from homelessness when they arrived in New York from Pakistan. The Pashas never forgot that act of kindness from the woman they’d known only as “the landlady.” But now, as anti-immigrant sentiment overtakes the country, Shaheen needs to better understand the landlady’s gesture, and to be reassured of the good in the world. She finds it in a surprising place.Shaheen recounts her family’s struggles and triumphs and how they shaped her and changed her life. And then, her fascinating pursuit of the landlady, which unexpectedly leads her to the small town of Portage, Pennsylvania. To look at pictures from Shaheen's childhood and her trip to Portage, go to www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-episode-4 
When Michael Wood-Lewis moved to Burlington, Vermont, he was excited to start a family and to meet his neighbors ... but they weren’t as eager to get to know him and his wife Valerie. So – long before Facebook – Michael built a community-based social network. And not only did it introduce the Wood-Lewises to their neighbors, but it also transformed how most Vermonters interacted with each other in their own neighborhoods.Michael describes the events that led to his forming Front Porch Forum and how he, Valerie and their young family finally became members of the Five Corners community. We hear from Kathleen Cagney, a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, who explains the behavioral science of social capital and the health risks of not knowing your neighbors (really!). We also meet Lauren Curry and Julia Andrews, who founded the food bank Westford Food Shelf ... and found a lasting friendship—all spurred by one message on the forum.  And finally, tech/sci-fi journalist Andrew Liptak provides a sense of the rise of social networking in the early 2000s.  To learn more about the podcast, head to  www.rocketmortgage.com/homemade.
The Man And The Mountain

The Man And The Mountain

2021-04-1222:565

In 1980, as Mt. St. Helens threatened to erupt, local officials evacuated the area. They had one problem: Local lodge owner Harry R. Truman refused to go. He said the mountain and the lake his lodge sat on were like his arms and legs, and if he left, he would die. But that’s what would happen if he stayed. We explore the behavioral science behind why some people refuse to leave home in the face of natural disasters, through the complicated story of Harry R. Truman.Truman’s story is told by his niece, 93-year-old Shirley Rosen, who used to work at his lodge during the summer, and who stood by in Seattle hoping her uncle would come to his senses. Jennifer Horney from the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware explains why people want to stay at home even though they might be in danger. Thomas Hinckley, a former environmental sciences professor at the University of Washington, gives us the lay of the land surrounding Mt. St. Helens. He climbed it before and after the eruption. You can see some of his “after” pictures on www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-episode-2. 
Philadelphia doctor Kwandaa Roberts had it all: a thriving practice, a big house in the suburbs, two kids. But she harbored a secret dream to be an interior designer. Her chance came about when she renovated a dollhouse. And it went viral on social media. But then the pandemic happened, and Kwandaa was forced to make some difficult life decisions.Kwandaa tells Stephanie Foo her lifelong passions for both medicine and interior design. And the equally arduous paths she took to realize them. From delivering babies to redecorating dollhouses to designing homes. We’ll also hear from Sally Augustin, an environmental psychologist, who tells us how things like the colors of your walls and furniture can influence your psychological relationship with interior spaces.To see pictures of Kwandaa’s dollhouses, click here.  And to learn more about the podcast, head to  www.rocketmortgage.com/homemade.
Comments (15)

Debbie D

this was right on time. Thank you! I grew up in Kansas and rode motorcycles and I'm a woman. I was not brought up with any particular religious upbringing and had no idea how important religion was to so many people or what the evangelical rules were that I later realized were so prevalent in the region.. I was a good kid. A good person. I was treated like crap by that community because I was different. There was no unconditional love. Only judgment. I finally escaped Kansas. it's been a wonderful journey of self-discovery, and I still know that I'm a good person and didn't deserve to be treated the way I was treated in that hellscape.

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Apr 10th
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Vicki Scannel Gruszniewski

love these stories! I'm a quilter and sewer. So are my closest friends. I know exactly what these two women mean. Whenever I am sick, out of sorts, I go to my sewing room. Or call a quilter!

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Amir Hossein

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