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The Tragedy Academy Podcast is a show that explores the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph. We aim to help listeners grow and thrive by sharing stories of real people who have experienced adversity and success.

Hosted by Jay Hicks, multimedia artist and music producer, along with co-host Gary DeFranco, an Emmy-nominated executive producer with 20 years of experience producing non-scripted television, The Tragedy Academy Podcast provides a unique perspective on lifeโ€™s challenges and how to overcome them.

Our guests come from all walks of life and share their stories of struggle and triumph. We believe that our past does not define our future and that living authentically and purposefully is the key to a fulfilling life.

Through candid and humorous discussions, we explore societal divides and bridge gaps in understanding. We believe that laughter is the best fertilizer for the tree of knowledge, and thatโ€™s why we bring you stories that will make you think, laugh, and inspire you to be a better person.

The Tragedy Academy Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Subscribe now and join us on this journey of humor and enlightenment as we strive to grow the tree of knowledge together.
Be cool and keep learning.

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In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, Jay speaks with Adam Butler, a psychedelic philosopher and passionate DMT psychonaut. Together, they delve into Adam's transformative journey through psychedelics, overcoming addiction, and finding inner peace. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ย  Join us as we explore the profound impact of psychedelics on mental health and personal growth with Adam Butler. From battling addiction and life's adversities to achieving a state of balance and contentment, Adam's story is a testament to the power of self-exploration and the healing potential of psychedelic compounds. With hosts Jay and Gary, we dive deep into Adam's experiences with DMT, meditation, and his path to becoming a mentor and friend to many. This episode is a captivating look at the intersections of tragedy, triumph, and the psychedelic experience. ย  Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿ”„ [00:15:00] Overcoming addiction and finding a new direction in life through psychedelics. ๐Ÿ” [00:21:01] The importance of self-reflection and dealing with internal issues for genuine happiness. โš–๏ธ [00:37:15] Legalities and potential benefits of psychedelics in mental health treatment. ๐Ÿ’ช [00:47:34] The transformative power of facing and embracing one's inner demons. ๐Ÿค [00:55:14] The role of community and supportive relationships in personal growth and healing. ย  Guest Bio: Adam Butler is a recognized psychedelic philosopher who has utilized his experiences with DMT and other psychedelics to assist others in overcoming mental health challenges. With a background that combines academic intellect, empathetic understanding, and personal resilience, Adam has dedicated his life to helping individuals navigate through PTSD, depression, and addiction. ย  Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast for more enlightening conversations. Leave us a review and share this episode with anyone who might find Adam's journey inspiring. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŸ ย  To learn more about Adam Butler and his work, follow his journey on social media and check out his latest projects. His insights into psychedelics and mental health are not only transformative but also a beacon of hope for many. ๐ŸŒˆ https://twitter.com/AdamButlerBooks https://www.instagram.com/booksbyadambutler/ https://www.tiktok.com/@adambutlerbooks https://www.amazon.com/dp/196050505X ย  Tune in next week for another powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Together, let's continue to explore the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿš€ Welcome to The Tragedy Academy Podcast ๐Ÿš€ Dive deep into honest, unfiltered conversations about life and the silver linings within our daily challenges. We explore subjects from philosophy to comedy, ensuring every episode gives you insight and a smile. ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with Us! Explore more about The Tragedy Academy: The Tragedy Academy Website ๐ŸŒŸ Support and Grow with Us ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŽง Podcasting Made Easy: Build your stunning podcast website with PodPage. Take your recording to the next level with Riverside.fm. ๐Ÿ‘• Get the Gear Loved Jay's t-shirt from the latest episode? Grab yours at INTO THE AM. ๐Ÿ“˜ Expand Your Mind Dive into our recommended reads at our Bookshop. โœ… Stay Updated โ€“ Subscribe! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and never miss an episode. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Follow Us on Social Media Instagram: @thetragedyacademypodcast Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: @Tragedy_Academy TikTok: @thetragedyacademy ๐Ÿ’– Support the Tragedy Academy. Your support helps us keep bringing meaningful content. Consider donating through PayPal or BuyMeACoffee.
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, Jay speaks with Adam Butler, a psychedelic philosopher and passionate DMT psychonaut. Together, they delve into Adam's transformative journey through psychedelics, overcoming addiction, and finding inner peace.ย  Join us as we explore the profound impact of psychedelics on mental health and personal growth with Adam Butler. From battling addiction and life's adversities to achieving a state of balance and contentment, Adam's story is a testament to the power of self-exploration and the healing potential of psychedelic compounds. With hosts Jay and Gary, we dive deep into Adam's experiences with DMT, meditation, and his path to becoming a mentor and friend to many. This episode is a captivating look at the intersections of tragedy, triumph, and the psychedelic experience. ย  Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿ”„ [00:15:00] Overcoming addiction and finding a new direction in life through psychedelics. ๐Ÿ” [00:21:01] The importance of self-reflection and dealing with internal issues for genuine happiness. โš–๏ธ [00:37:15] Legalities and potential benefits of psychedelics in mental health treatment. ๐Ÿ’ช [00:47:34] The transformative power of facing and embracing one's inner demons. ๐Ÿค [00:55:14] The role of community and supportive relationships in personal growth and healing. ย  Guest Bio: Adam Butler is a recognized psychedelic philosopher who has utilized his experiences with DMT and other psychedelics to assist others in overcoming mental health challenges. With a background that combines academic intellect, empathetic understanding, and personal resilience, Adam has dedicated his life to helping individuals navigate through PTSD, depression, and addiction. ย  Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast for more enlightening conversations. Leave us a review and share this episode with anyone who might find Adam's journey inspiring. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŸ ย  To learn more about Adam Butler and his work, follow his journey on social media and check out his latest projects. His insights into psychedelics and mental health are not only transformative but also a beacon of hope for many. ๐ŸŒˆ https://twitter.com/AdamButlerBooks https://www.instagram.com/booksbyadambutler/ https://www.tiktok.com/@adambutlerbooks https://www.amazon.com/dp/196050505X Tune in next week for another powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Together, let's continue to explore the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŽ“ ย  ๐Ÿš€ Welcome to The Tragedy Academy Podcast ๐Ÿš€ Dive deep into honest, unfiltered conversations about life and the silver linings within our daily challenges. We explore subjects from philosophy to comedy, ensuring every episode gives you insight and a smile. ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with Us! Explore more about The Tragedy Academy: The Tragedy Academy Website ๐ŸŒŸ Support and Grow with Us ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŽง Podcasting Made Easy: Build your stunning podcast website with PodPage. Take your recording to the next level with Riverside.fm. ๐Ÿ‘• Get the Gear Loved Jay's t-shirt from the latest episode? Grab yours at INTO THE AM. ๐Ÿ“˜ Expand Your Mind Dive into our recommended reads at our Bookshop. โœ… Stay Updated โ€“ Subscribe! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and never miss an episode. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Follow Us on Social Media Instagram: @thetragedyacademypodcast Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: @Tragedy_Academy TikTok: @thetragedyacademy ๐Ÿ’– Support the Tragedy Academy. Your support helps us keep bringing meaningful content. Consider donating through PayPal or BuyMeACoffee.
In this engaging conversation, Jay from the Tragedy Academy is joined by TA alum Iden Crockett, a multimedia artist and first responder. Iden expresses her frustrations with artists' struggles with algorithms and trends on platforms like Instagram. She champions authentic representation over follower count and talks about the courage it takes to differentiate oneself in a society that doesn't reward individuality. Iden also shares her journey as a transgender person, the discovery of her dissociative identity disorder, and how these experiences manifest in her art. The duo also discussed the importance of opening oneself to others' stories and the liberating aspect of 'radical vulnerability.' Iden mentions her upcoming exhibition on insomnia and her upcoming documentary. ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ [00:00] Introduction and casual banter set the stage for a deep dive into personal and artistic exploration. ๐Ÿค [00:26] Welcome to the Tragedy Academy, highlighting the podcast's mission to bridge divides and foster growth through storytelling. ๐Ÿ’ญ [01:03] Discussion on dreams and past issues, emphasizing the importance of confronting and learning from one's experiences. โš ๏ธ [01:28] Trigger warning and introduction of guest Iden Crockett, demonstrating sensitivity to challenging topics and respect for the audience. ๐ŸŒˆ [02:11] Iden's multifaceted career and personal life as a trans-female artist and writer, showcasing the richness of her journey and the diversity of her talents. ๐Ÿ“ฑ [03:10] The struggles of social media for artists, revealing the challenges of visibility and authenticity in a digital age. ๐Ÿ”„ [05:41] The impact of algorithms on creative freedom underscores the tension between artistic integrity and platform constraints. ๐Ÿšช [09:30] The decision to leave social media is a bold move towards reclaiming artistic authenticity and personal well-being. ๐ŸŽจ [12:14] The importance of authenticity in art, affirming the value of true self-expression in creative endeavors. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ [18:25] The role of family and parenting, reflecting on the significance of building close, supportive relationships. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ [25:43] Continued challenges of social media for artists, further discussing the digital landscape's impact on artistic expression. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [32:41] Emphasis on the importance of authenticity in art, reinforcing the core value of genuine self-representation in creative work. ๐ŸŽญ [33:51] The struggles of being an artist, highlighting the internal and external challenges faced in the pursuit of artistic expression. ๐ŸŒ [35:40] The conversation of art illustrates art's capacity to communicate across different perspectives and experiences. โณ [37:18] The timelessness of art, contemplating art's enduring impact beyond the confines of time. โœ๏ธ [39:04] The imperfections in art, celebrating the beauty and authenticity that come from flaws and mistakes. ๐Ÿ”„ [42:23] The pressure of society on individuality, critiquing the societal norms that often stifle authentic self-expression. ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ [43:08] The power of vulnerability, advocating for openness and honesty as strengths rather than weaknesses. ๐ŸŒฑ [52:01] The role of art in personal growth, acknowledging art as a vehicle for self-discovery and healing. ๐Ÿ”„ [01:02:13] The role of art in personal development, considering how art facilitates ongoing personal evolution and understanding. ย  Guest Bio: Iden Crockett is a multimedia artist, first responder, and a vibrant voice in discussions about mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, and the healing power of art. With her work displayed in museums and her commitment to serving communities in crisis, Iden embodies the spirit of resilience and creativity. Her art, characterized by a profound exploration of personal and societal themes, invites viewers into a dialogue about identity, struggle, and the beauty of human imperfection. ย  ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ [00:52:01] "I've come to call this practice... radical vulnerability. And the idea is to just not be ashamed of anything, not be afraid for anyone to know any part of me and share openly with the hopes that people who hear it will be able to be regularly vulnerable." ย  ๐Ÿ’ก [00:54:00] "I am not alone always. And the more that I wasn't seeing the other person and what they were doing and going through, the more conflict there was and the more separation until I felt like there was somebody here... I felt like I could hear them." ย  ๐ŸŽจ [01:02:13] "The idea here is like I said to make it radically vulnerable, radically honest. And there's gonna be disclaimers all over this place because there's nudity. There's all of these things that I've made and created and captured that I haven't had a place to share because Instagram won't let me put that up." ย  Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast on your favorite platform! Please leave us a review and share this episode with friends who appreciate deep, meaningful conversations about life's ups and downs. Dive into the human experience with us as we continue to bring you stories that make you think, laugh, and grow. Be cool and keep learning. ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’กโค๏ธ ย  Discover Iden Crockett and her profound work by visiting her websites at www.mynameisiden.com and www.idenfilm.com. Follow her journey, support her art, and be part of the conversation that challenges and changes our perspectives. Let's celebrate the power of vulnerability and creativity together! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽจ ย  Thank you for joining us for another insightful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Iden Crockett's journey reminds us that embracing our flaws and vulnerabilities is an act of courage and a source of strength and creativity. Please tune in next week for more stories that inspire, challenge, and connect us all. Remember, be cool and keep learning. See you in the next class! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™Œ ย  ๐Ÿš€ Welcome to The Tragedy Academy Podcast ๐Ÿš€ Dive deep into honest, unfiltered conversations about life and the silver linings within our daily challenges. We explore subjects from philosophy to comedy, ensuring every episode gives you insight and a smile. ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with Us! Explore more about The Tragedy Academy: The Tragedy Academy Website ๐ŸŒŸ Support and Grow With Us ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŽง Podcasting Made Easy: Build your stunning podcast website with PodPage. Take your recording to the next level with Riverside.fm. ๐Ÿ‘• Get the Gear Loved Jay's t-shirt from the latest episode? Grab yours at INTO THE AM. ๐Ÿ“˜ Expand Your Mind Dive into our recommended reads at our Bookshop. โœ… Stay Updated โ€“ Subscribe! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and never miss an episode. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Follow Us on Social Media Instagram: @thetragedyacademypodcast Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: @Tragedy_Academy TikTok: @thetragedyacademy ๐Ÿ’– Support The Tragedy Academy. Your support helps us keep bringing meaningful content. Consider donating through PayPal or BuyMeACoffee.
In this engaging conversation, Jay from the Tragedy Academy is joined by TA alum Iden Crockett, a multimedia artist and first responder. Iden expresses her frustrations with artists' struggles with algorithms and trends on platforms like Instagram. She champions authentic representation over follower count and talks about the courage it takes to differentiate oneself in a society that doesn't reward individuality. Iden also shares her journey as a transgender person, the discovery of her dissociative identity disorder, and how these experiences manifest in her art. The duo also discussed the importance of opening oneself to others' stories and the liberating aspect of 'radical vulnerability.' Iden mentions her upcoming exhibition on insomnia and her upcoming documentary. ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ [00:00] Introduction and casual banter set the stage for a deep dive into personal and artistic exploration. ๐Ÿค [00:26] Welcome to the Tragedy Academy, highlighting the podcast's mission to bridge divides and foster growth through storytelling. ๐Ÿ’ญ [01:03] Discussion on dreams and past issues, emphasizing the importance of confronting and learning from one's experiences. โš ๏ธ [01:28] Trigger warning and introduction of guest Iden Crockett, demonstrating sensitivity to challenging topics and respect for the audience. ๐ŸŒˆ [02:11] Iden's multifaceted career and personal life as a trans-female artist and writer showcasing the richness of her journey and the diversity of her talents. ๐Ÿ“ฑ [03:10] The struggles of social media for artists, revealing the challenges of visibility and authenticity in a digital age. ๐Ÿ”„ [05:41] The impact of algorithms on creative freedom underscores the tension between artistic integrity and platform constraints. ๐Ÿšช [09:30] The decision to leave social media is a bold move towards reclaiming artistic authenticity and personal well-being. ๐ŸŽจ [12:14] The importance of authenticity in art, affirming the value of true self-expression in creative endeavors. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ [18:25] The role of family and parenting, reflecting on the significance of building close, supportive relationships. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ [25:43] Continued challenges of social media for artists, further discussing the digital landscape's impact on artistic expression. ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [32:41] Emphasis on the importance of authenticity in art, reinforcing the core value of genuine self-representation in creative work. ๐ŸŽญ [33:51] The struggles of being an artist, highlighting the internal and external challenges faced in the pursuit of artistic expression. ๐ŸŒ [35:40] The conversation of art illustrates art's capacity to communicate across different perspectives and experiences. โณ [37:18] The timelessness of art, contemplating art's enduring impact beyond the confines of time. โœ๏ธ [39:04] The imperfections in art, celebrating the beauty and authenticity that come from flaws and mistakes. ๐Ÿ”„ [42:23] The pressure of society on individuality, critiquing the societal norms that often stifle authentic self-expression. ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ [43:08] The power of vulnerability, advocating for openness and honesty as strengths rather than weaknesses. ๐ŸŒฑ [52:01] The role of art in personal growth, acknowledging art as a vehicle for self-discovery and healing. ๐Ÿ”„ [01:02:13] The role of art in personal development, considering how art facilitates ongoing personal evolution and understanding. ย  Guest Bio: Iden Crockett is a multimedia artist, first responder, and a vibrant voice in discussions about mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, and the healing power of art. With her work displayed in museums and her commitment to serving communities in crisis, Iden embodies the spirit of resilience and creativity. Her art, characterized by a profound exploration of personal and societal themes, invites viewers into a dialogue about identity, struggle, and the beauty of human imperfection. ย Quotes: ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ [00:52:01] "I've come to call this practice... radical vulnerability. And the idea is to just not be ashamed of anything, not be afraid for anyone to know any part of me and share openly with the hopes that people who hear it will be able to be regularly vulnerable." ย  ๐Ÿ’ก [00:54:00] "I am not alone always. And the more that I wasn't seeing the other person and what they were doing and going through, the more conflict there was and the more separation until I felt like there was somebody here... I felt like I could hear them." ย  ๐ŸŽจ [01:02:13] "The idea here is like I said to make it radically vulnerable, radically honest. And there's gonna be disclaimers all over this place because there's nudity. I've made and created and captured all of these things that I haven't had a place to share because Instagram won't let me put that up." ย  Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast on your favorite platform! Please leave us a review and share this episode with friends who appreciate deep, meaningful conversations about life's ups and downs. Dive into the human experience with us as we continue to bring you stories that make you think, laugh, and grow. Be cool and keep learning. ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’กโค๏ธ ย  Discover Iden Crockett and her profound work by visiting her websites at www.mynameisiden.com and www.idenfilm.com. Follow her journey, support her art, and be part of the conversation that challenges and changes our perspectives. Let's celebrate the power of vulnerability and creativity together! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽจ ย  Thank you for joining us for another insightful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Iden Crockett's journey reminds us that embracing our flaws and vulnerabilities is an act of courage and a source of strength and creativity. Please tune in next week for more stories that inspire, challenge, and connect us all. Remember, be cool and keep learning. See you in the next class! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™Œ ย  ๐Ÿš€ Welcome to The Tragedy Academy Podcast ๐Ÿš€ Dive deep into honest, unfiltered conversations about life and the silver linings within our daily challenges. We explore subjects from philosophy to comedy, ensuring every episode gives you insight and a smile. ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with Us! Explore more about The Tragedy Academy: The Tragedy Academy Website ๐ŸŒŸ Support and Grow With Us ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŽง Podcasting Made Easy: Build your stunning podcast website with PodPage. Take your recording to the next level with Riverside.fm. ๐Ÿ‘• Get the Gear Loved Jay's t-shirt from the latest episode? Grab yours at INTO THE AM. ๐Ÿ“˜ Expand Your Mind Dive into our recommended reads at our Bookshop. โœ… Stay Updated โ€“ Subscribe! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel and never miss an episode. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Follow Us on Social Media Instagram: @thetragedyacademypodcast Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: @Tragedy_Academy TikTok: @thetragedyacademy ๐Ÿ’– Support The Tragedy Academy. Your support helps us keep bringing meaningful content. Consider donating through PayPal or BuyMeACoffee.
In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, Jay is joined by special guests from the Florida Man on Florida Man podcast, Wayne McCarty and Josh Mills, for a light-hearted yet insightful discussion on the unexpected and often hilarious intricacies of tickling, personal names, and the societal nuances surrounding these topics. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Dive into an episode as unpredictable as it is engaging, where laughter reigns supreme but underlies a deeper exploration of human interaction and societal judgments. From the bizarre world of competitive tickling to the personal anecdotes about names and the laughter-induced moments that define our relationships, this episode is a rollercoaster of emotions and insights. Jay, Wayne, and Josh navigate through the laughter-filled landscape with candid stories and reflections, making you question the ordinary and appreciate the absurdity of life. Join us for a conversation that's bound to tickle your funny bone and mind, all while providing a fresh perspective on the everyday. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ก ย  Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿคฃ [00:00:00] The unexpected dangers and humor of tickling revealing its complex role in human interactions. ๐Ÿ“› [00:03:06] The importance and impact of names, exploring personal anecdotes and societal perceptions. ๐Ÿ˜… [00:10:51] The universal and often awkward experiences surrounding public restrooms and societal privacy norms. ๐ŸŽญ [00:15:00] The exploration of public shaming and its origins in childhood, discussing the first instances of societal shame. ๐Ÿ”„ [00:27:00] The nostalgia and cultural significance of 90s game shows, highlighting their influence on family dynamics and childhood memories. ๐ŸŸ [00:41:32] An amusing discussion on the peculiarities of Florida, including standing shirtless outside a workplace and the unremarkable reaction it garners in the state. ๐ŸŸ [00:43:01] Hilarious revelations about the unusual capabilities of managers at fast-food chains to officiate weddings. ๐Ÿ” [00:47:00] A humorous exploration of food items at various fast-food restaurants and the strange, often humorous, items on their menus. ๐ŸŽฃ [00:53:49] A comedic yet heartfelt discussion on the challenges of not knowing basic life skills like fishing, changing a tire, or even properly responding to a parental figure. ๐Ÿฐ [00:59:51] A surprising endorsement of 7-Eleven cake, leading to a reflection on unexpected quality finds in convenience stores. ๐Ÿค” [01:00:19] A shift in perspective when a listener shares a personal connection to a story subject, highlighting the human side behind humorous headlines. ๐Ÿ“ฑ [01:06:58] A relatable conversation about the modern struggle of managing communication and the overwhelm of unanswered messages. ๐Ÿšฝ [01:06:31] A humorous yet insightful discussion on bathroom habits and the unexpected panic of not having a phone in the restroom. ย  Guest Bio: Wayne McCarty and Josh Mills, co-hosts from the Florida Man on Florida Man podcast, bring their unique perspectives and humor. With backgrounds deeply rooted in exploring Florida's wildest stories and characters, they offer insightful and hilarious takes on life's absurdities, making them the perfect guests for an episode dedicated to unraveling the lighter side of human experiences. ย  Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ [00:09:00] "Tickling... it's like a very private feeling without any work to earn it outside of wiggling your goddamn fingers." - Jay ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ [00:19:03] "It's always large enough to keep you from stealing it... they would just take it out of confusion." - Gary, on the inexplicable design of bathroom keys ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ [00:27:00] "Everybody poops... it's the first form of shame that you're taught as a human." - Jay, discussing societal norms and shaming Don't miss out on this whirlwind of laughter and reflection. Subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast, leave a review, and share this episode with friends who could use a good laugh and a dose of insight. Let's navigate the absurd together because, after all, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽง Dive deeper into the hilarity and human stories that define the Sunshine State with Wayne and Josh on the Florida Man on Florida Man podcast. Follow them for more laughs and unexpected lessons from Florida's finest. ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜„ ย  Thank you for joining us on this laughter-filled journey through tickling, names, and the quirky corners of human behavior. Please tune in next week for another fascinating episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, where we continue to explore the human experience in all its glory. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  Florida Men on Florida Man: FMOFM.com โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  YouTube: ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ย ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@thetragedyacademypodcast) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@Tragedy_Academy) / X TikTok: The Tragedy Academy (@thetragedyacademy) | TikTok
In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, Jay is joined by special guests from the Florida Man on Florida Man podcast, Wayne McCarty and Josh Mills, for a light-hearted yet insightful discussion on the unexpected and often hilarious intricacies of tickling, personal names, and the societal nuances surrounding these topics. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Dive into an episode as unpredictable as it is engaging, where laughter reigns supreme but underlies a deeper exploration of human interaction and societal judgments. From the bizarre world of competitive tickling to the personal anecdotes about names and the laughter-induced moments that define our relationships, this episode is a rollercoaster of emotions and insights. Jay, Wayne, and Josh navigate through the laughter-filled landscape with candid stories and reflections, making you question the ordinary and appreciate the absurdity of life. Join us for a conversation that's bound to tickle your funny bone and mind, all while providing a fresh perspective on the everyday. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ก ย  Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿคฃ [00:00:00] The unexpected dangers and humor of tickling revealing its complex role in human interactions. ๐Ÿ“› [00:03:06] The importance and impact of names, exploring personal anecdotes and societal perceptions. ๐Ÿ˜… [00:10:51] The universal and often awkward experiences surrounding public restrooms and societal privacy norms. ๐ŸŽญ [00:15:00] The exploration of public shaming and its origins in childhood, discussing the first instances of societal shame. ๐Ÿ”„ [00:27:00] The nostalgia and cultural significance of 90s game shows, highlighting their influence on family dynamics and childhood memories. ๐ŸŸ [00:41:32] An amusing discussion on the peculiarities of Florida, including standing shirtless outside a workplace and the unremarkable reaction it garners in the state. ๐ŸŸ [00:43:01] Hilarious revelations about the unusual capabilities of managers at fast-food chains to officiate weddings. ๐Ÿ” [00:47:00] A humorous exploration of food items at various fast-food restaurants and the strange, often humorous, items on their menus. ๐ŸŽฃ [00:53:49] A comedic yet heartfelt discussion on the challenges of not knowing basic life skills like fishing, changing a tire, or even properly responding to a parental figure. ๐Ÿฐ [00:59:51] A surprising endorsement of 7-Eleven cake, leading to a reflection on unexpected quality finds in convenience stores. ๐Ÿค” [01:00:19] A shift in perspective when a listener shares a personal connection to a story subject, highlighting the human side behind humorous headlines. ๐Ÿ“ฑ [01:06:58] A relatable conversation about the modern struggle of managing communication and the overwhelm of unanswered messages. ๐Ÿšฝ [01:06:31] A humorous yet insightful discussion on bathroom habits and the unexpected panic of not having a phone in the restroom. ย  Guest Bio: Wayne McCarty and Josh Mills, co-hosts from the Florida Man on Florida Man podcast, bring their unique perspectives and humor. With backgrounds deeply rooted in exploring Florida's wildest stories and characters, they offer insightful and hilarious takes on life's absurdities, making them the perfect guests for an episode dedicated to unraveling the lighter side of human experiences. ย  Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ [00:09:00] "Tickling... it's like a very private feeling without any work to earn it outside of wiggling your goddamn fingers." - Jay ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ [00:19:03] "It's always large enough to keep you from stealing it... they would just take it out of confusion." - Gary, on the inexplicable design of bathroom keys ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ [00:27:00] "Everybody poops... it's the first form of shame that you're taught as a human." - Jay, discussing societal norms and shaming Don't miss out on this whirlwind of laughter and reflection. Subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast, leave a review, and share this episode with friends who could use a good laugh and a dose of insight. Let's navigate the absurd together because, after all, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽง Dive deeper into the hilarity and human stories that define the Sunshine State with Wayne and Josh on the Florida Man on Florida Man podcast. Follow them for more laughs and unexpected lessons from Florida's finest. ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ˜„ ย  Thank you for joining us on this laughter-filled journey through tickling, names, and the quirky corners of human behavior. Please tune in next week for another fascinating episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, where we continue to explore the human experience in all its glory. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  Florida Men on Florida Man: FMOFM.com โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5 ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  YouTube: ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ย ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@thetragedyacademypodcast) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@Tragedy_Academy) / X TikTok: The Tragedy Academy (@thetragedyacademy) | TikTok
In this stirring episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks and cohost Gary DeFranco sit down with David Soltani to uncover a journey of transformation and tenacity. From the front lines of emergency services to the bright lights of the entertainment industry, David's story is one of passion and versatility. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Dive into an episode where the stakes are as high as the spirits. David Soltani joins us to share his extraordinary transition from healthcare to Hollywood. With a background as an EMT and a creative force in business management, David brings a unique blend of insight and inspiration to the conversation. His journey is a testament to the power of change and the importance of following one's true calling. Discover how he leverages his diverse experiences to reshape the entertainment landscape and why he believes in the transformative power of storytelling. Don't miss this candid discussion where laughter and learning go hand in hand, and the human spirit triumphs. ๐ŸŒŸโœจ ย  Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿš‘ [00:05:00] David's unexpected shift from a medical career to entertainment, revealing the power of embracing life's surprises. ๐ŸŽญ [00:07:26] The importance of creating your own opportunities in the face of a challenging industry. ๐Ÿ“– [00:07:43] Insights into David's upcoming book, "Finding Your Voice," and the significance of authentic self-expression. ๐Ÿ“บ [00:14:28] A behind-the-scenes look at David's docuseries "Bloodlines," aiming to bridge cultural divides and challenge misconceptions. ๐Ÿ’ก [00:34:29] David's perspective on cultural misunderstandings between the West and the Middle East, advocating for a broader, more informed worldview. ย  Guest Bio: David Soltani is an actor and producer with a dynamic background. From saving lives as an EMT to crafting compelling narratives onscreen, his multifaceted career is a beacon for those who dare to dream differently. David's work reflects his commitment to changing narratives and challenging stereotypes, particularly about the Middle Eastern experience. Support Bloodlines Visionary Vaults david@visionaryvaults.com https://m.imdb.com/name/nm13307291/ Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:34:56] "If you believe in the idea of God... you try your best to be a good person... and you keep it moving." ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:39:56] "Fast food, especially in the Middle East and Europe, is insane. It is gourmet." ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:42:57] "The Middle East has so many different cultures... so many different religions." ย Ready to embark on a journey of triumph over tragedy? Subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast, leave a review, and share the wisdom with friends. Tap into the extraordinary lives of people like David Soltani, who redefine success and resilience. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ‘ฅ Immerse yourself in David Soltani's world. Follow his journey on social media, keep an eye out for his upcoming projects, and support his endeavors like the docuseries "Bloodlines." Let's amplify voices that matter and stories that transform. ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐ŸŒ ย  Another episode wraps with more knowledge gained and stories shared. Join us next week for more heartfelt narratives that unite and educate. Until then, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@thetragedyacademypodcast) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@Tragedy_Academy) / X TikTok: The Tragedy Academy (@thetragedyacademy) | TikTok
In this stirring episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks and cohost Gary DeFranco sit down with David Soltani to uncover a journey of transformation and tenacity. From the front lines of emergency services to the bright lights of the entertainment industry, David's story is one of passion and versatility. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Dive into an episode where the stakes are as high as the spirits. David Soltani joins us to share his extraordinary transition from healthcare to Hollywood. With a background as an EMT and a creative force in business management, David brings a unique blend of insight and inspiration to the conversation. His journey is a testament to the power of change and the importance of following one's true calling. Discover how he leverages his diverse experiences to reshape the entertainment landscape and why he believes in the transformative power of storytelling. Don't miss this candid discussion where laughter and learning go hand in hand, and the human spirit triumphs. ๐ŸŒŸโœจ ย  Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿš‘ [00:05:00] David's unexpected shift from a medical career to entertainment, revealing the power of embracing life's surprises. ๐ŸŽญ [00:07:26] The importance of creating your own opportunities in the face of a challenging industry. ๐Ÿ“– [00:07:43] Insights into David's upcoming book, "Finding Your Voice," and the significance of authentic self-expression. ๐Ÿ“บ [00:14:28] A behind-the-scenes look at David's docuseries "Bloodlines," aiming to bridge cultural divides and challenge misconceptions. ๐Ÿ’ก [00:34:29] David's perspective on cultural misunderstandings between the West and the Middle East, advocating for a broader, more informed worldview. ย  Guest Bio: David Soltani is an actor and producer with a dynamic background. From saving lives as an EMT to crafting compelling narratives onscreen, his multifaceted career is a beacon for those who dare to dream differently. David's work reflects his commitment to changing narratives and challenging stereotypes, particularly about the Middle Eastern experience. Support Bloodlines Visionary Vaults david@visionaryvaults.com https://m.imdb.com/name/nm13307291/ Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:34:56] "If you believe in the idea of God... you try your best to be a good person... and you keep it moving." ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:39:56] "Fast food, especially in the Middle East and Europe, is insane. It is gourmet." ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:42:57] "The Middle East has so many different cultures... so many different religions." ย Ready to embark on a journey of triumph over tragedy? Subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast, leave a review, and share the wisdom with friends. Tap into the extraordinary lives of people like David Soltani, who redefine success and resilience. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ‘ฅ Immerse yourself in David Soltani's world. Follow his journey on social media, keep an eye out for his upcoming projects, and support his endeavors like the docuseries "Bloodlines." Let's amplify voices that matter and stories that transform. ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐ŸŒ ย  Another episode wraps with more knowledge gained and stories shared. Join us next week for more heartfelt narratives that unite and educate. Until then, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@thetragedyacademypodcast) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@Tragedy_Academy) / X TikTok: The Tragedy Academy (@thetragedyacademy) | TikTok
In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, Jay and Gary are joined by Matt Zemon, an explorer of consciousness and a proponent of psychedelic-assisted therapy. They delve into the transformative power of psychedelics in mental health and personal growth ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ. Engaging and enticing verbiage: Join us in a captivating conversation with Matt Zemon, author of "Psychedelics for Everyone" and a master in psychology and neuroscience. Matt shares his personal journey of reconnection and discovery through psychedelics, leading him from a life-changing psilocybin experience to pursuing a deeper understanding of the mind. This episode promises to be an eye-opener as Matt, Jay, and Gary explore the intersection of spirituality, science, and psychedelics. Discover how these powerful substances can be profound healing, growth, and self-awareness tools. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ญ Key Takeaways: ย ๐Ÿ„ [08:13] Matt's transformative experience with psychedelics led to a pursuit of understanding their impact on the mind. ๐Ÿงฌ [16:30] The importance of a holistic approach in psychedelic therapy, combining medical and spiritual practices. ๐Ÿ’ก [24:01] Discussion on the potential of psychedelics to shift perspectives and aid in personal growth and mental wellness. ๐ŸŒ€ [36:28] Exploring mental health's cultural and societal implications and the stigma around various mental conditions. ๐ŸŒŽ [45:06] The role of psychedelics in societal transformation and individual empowerment. Guest Bio: Matt Zemon, a dynamic voice in the field of psychedelic research and mental wellness, brings a unique blend of personal experience and academic expertise. With his Master's in Psychology and Neuroscience and his deep explorations into various psychedelic practices, Matt offers invaluable insights into the healing potential of these substances. ย Guest Quotes: ๐ŸŒŸ [08:13] "I came out of that ceremony and thought, what the hell was that? It was incredible." ๐Ÿ”„ [24:24] "Psychedelics are not a cure. They're catalysts." ๐Ÿค [41:07] "Our role is to create a safe container for people to do their work." CTA for Show: Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast for more enlightening discussions. Share this episode with friends and help spread awareness about the transformative power of psychedelics. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿš€ ย CTA for Guest: Explore more of Matt Zemon's work and insights. Check out his book "Psychedelics for Everyone," visit his website, and follow his ongoing contributions to the field of psychedelic research. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ” Matt Zemon Matt Zemon (@matt.zemon) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Matt Zemon, MSc - Executive Director - Sacred Path Community | LinkedIn Matt Zemon: books, biography, latest update Psychedelics-Everyone-Beginners-Depression-Consciousness Beyond-Trip-Psychedelic-Preparation-Integration Thank you for tuning in to another thought-provoking episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Join us next week as we continue to explore the depths of the human experience. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.FM: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube: ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@thetragedyacademypodcast) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@Tragedy_Academy) / X TikTok: The Tragedy Academy (@thetragedyacademy) | TikTok
In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, Jay and Gary are joined by Matt Zemon, an explorer of consciousness and a proponent of psychedelic-assisted therapy. They delve into the transformative power of psychedelics in mental health and personal growth ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ. Engaging and enticing verbiage: Join us in a captivating conversation with Matt Zemon, author of "Psychedelics for Everyone" and a master in psychology and neuroscience. Matt shares his personal journey of reconnection and discovery through psychedelics, leading him from a life-changing psilocybin experience to pursuing a deeper understanding of the mind. This episode promises to be an eye-opener as Matt, Jay, and Gary explore the intersection of spirituality, science, and psychedelics. Discover how these powerful substances can be profound healing, growth, and self-awareness tools. ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ญ Key Takeaways: ย ๐Ÿ„ [08:13] Matt's transformative experience with psychedelics led to a pursuit of understanding their impact on the mind. ๐Ÿงฌ [16:30] The importance of a holistic approach in psychedelic therapy, combining medical and spiritual practices. ๐Ÿ’ก [24:01] Discussion on the potential of psychedelics to shift perspectives and aid in personal growth and mental wellness. ๐ŸŒ€ [36:28] Exploring mental health's cultural and societal implications and the stigma around various mental conditions. ๐ŸŒŽ [45:06] The role of psychedelics in societal transformation and individual empowerment. Guest Bio: Matt Zemon, a dynamic voice in the field of psychedelic research and mental wellness, brings a unique blend of personal experience and academic expertise. With his Master's in Psychology and Neuroscience and his deep explorations into various psychedelic practices, Matt offers invaluable insights into the healing potential of these substances. ย Guest Quotes: ๐ŸŒŸ [08:13] "I came out of that ceremony and thought, what the hell was that? It was incredible." ๐Ÿ”„ [24:24] "Psychedelics are not a cure. They're catalysts." ๐Ÿค [41:07] "Our role is to create a safe container for people to do their work." CTA for Show: Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast for more enlightening discussions. Share this episode with friends and help spread awareness about the transformative power of psychedelics. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŽง๐Ÿš€ ย CTA for Guest: Explore more of Matt Zemon's work and insights. Check out his book "Psychedelics for Everyone," visit his website, and follow his ongoing contributions to the field of psychedelic research. ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ” Matt Zemon Matt Zemon (@matt.zemon) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Matt Zemon, MSc - Executive Director - Sacred Path Community | LinkedIn Matt Zemon: books, biography, latest update Psychedelics-Everyone-Beginners-Depression-Consciousness Beyond-Trip-Psychedelic-Preparation-Integration ย  Thank you for tuning in to another thought-provoking episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Join us next week as we continue to explore the depths of the human experience. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŽ“ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.FM: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube: ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@thetragedyacademypodcast) โ€ข Instagram photos and videos Facebook: The Tragedy Academy Podcast Twitter: The Tragedy Academy Podcast (@Tragedy_Academy) / X TikTok: The Tragedy Academy (@thetragedyacademy) | TikTok
Welcome to The Tragedy Academy, a show created to bridge societal divides in a judgment-free zone using candor and humor. In this episode, hosts Jay Hicks and Gary DeFranco are joined by Peter Young, a former sports broadcaster turned author, who shares his extraordinary story of being entangled in a cult and his journey to freedom. Join us as Peter Young, a New Jersey native and former aspiring sports star, delves into his unexpected journey from aspiring athlete to sports broadcaster and, ultimately, to a man caught in the web of a cult. Peter opens up about his life-changing encounter with a small cult leader, Uncle Robert, and its profound impact on his life and relationships. Peter illuminates the often-overlooked world of small cults and the insidious nature of mind control through his story. This episode is not just a recount of personal trials but a cautionary tale that sheds light on cult influence's subtle yet powerful dynamics. Key Takeaways: ๐ŸŒ€ [00:00:50] Peter's transition from sports to being part of a cult. ๐Ÿง  [00:02:10] The core nature of cults: Undue, manipulative, coercive mind control. ๐ŸŽญ [00:06:31] The role of the cult leader in shaping members' identities. ๐Ÿ–ค [00:09:28] The intense emotional and mental abuse within the cult. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ [00:21:33] The calculated methods used by the cult leader for control and manipulation. ย  Guest Bio: Once a sports broadcaster, Peter Young shares his life-altering experiences in and out of a tiny religious cult. His best-selling memoir, "Stop The Tall Man, Save The Tiger," chronicles this journey, offering insights and warnings about the dangers of such groups. Peter's story is a powerful example of resilience and recovery, driven by faith, friends, and family. Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:16:47] "Cult leaders often use excellent information to gain your trust." - Peter Young ๐Ÿ›‘ [00:38:12] "The isolation and cutting off of fellowship enabled all of this to happen." - Peter Young CTA for Show:ย  Remember to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast for more insightful episodes like this. We delve into the human experience, unmasking the complexities of life's challenges. Share this episode and help spread awareness about the hidden realities of cults and mind control. Join us on this journey of enlightenment, and remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ CTA for Guest:ย  Learn more about Peter Young's journey and insights by reading his best-selling memoir, "Stop The Tall Man, Save The Tiger." Follow his efforts to educate the public about the dangers of cults and discover how he turned a harrowing experience into a source of empowerment and awareness. ๐Ÿ“–โœจ Author Peter Young https://www.instagram.com/peterbyoung https://www.facebook.com/Peteryoung32 Peter B. Young - YouTube Conclusion:ย  Thank you for tuning in to this powerful The Tragedy Academy Podcast episode. Join us next week for another thought-provoking discussion that aims to educate, entertain, and inspire. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽง ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us at https://www.thetragedyacademy.com and follow us on social media for more engaging content.
In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks, joined by the world-renowned breakdancer, host, and Olympic judge, Ivan "Flipz" Velez, dives deep into the evolution of breakdancing and the power of resilience. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Prepare to be inspired as we journey through the incredible life of Ivan "Flipz" Velez. From the vibrant streets of Puerto Rico to the international stages, Ivan has revolutionized breakdancing and embraced his role as a cultural ambassador and innovator. In a heartfelt and energizing conversation, Jay and Ivan explore the transformative power of dance, the importance of cultural roots, and the thrilling future of breakdancing as an Olympic sport. Discover how Ivan's personal story of tragedy, triumph, and tenacity reflects the very essence of The Tragedy Academy Podcast's mission. Join us for a session filled with laughter, wisdom, and the rhythm of life! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ซ ย  Key Takeaways: ๐ŸŒŸ [00:03:50] Ivan's journey from Puerto Rico to breakdancing legend. ๐ŸŒ [00:06:55] The universal language of dance and its role in connecting cultures. ๐Ÿ•บ [00:12:00] The importance of authenticity and passion in pursuing your dreams. ๐Ÿ”ฅ [00:18:02] Overcoming life's obstacles: Ivan's story of surviving a house fire. ๐Ÿ… [00:31:46] Breakdancing's evolution and debuting in the upcoming Paris Olympics. ย  Chapters [00:00:01] Introduction and Welcome 00:13 Getting to Know Ivan Flips Velez [00:01:38] Ivan's Childhood and Early Life [00:02:02] The Power of Dance and Language [00:03:30] The Impact of Dance and Culture [00:04:16] The Journey to Becoming a Breakdancer [00:06:16] The Power of Community in Dance [00:07:02] The Importance of Authenticity [00:17:33] Recalling a Life-Changing Incident [00:27:43] The Birth of Footprints Initiative [00:31:17] Preparing for the Olympics [00:32:55] The Challenges of Judging Breakdancing [00:34:09] The Fundamentals of Breaking [00:34:23] The Challenges of Judging [00:34:56] The Importance of Originality [00:35:56] The Art of Imitation and Innovation [00:37:10] The Evolution of Breakdancing [00:37:50] The Journey of a B-boy [00:39:00] The Importance of Authenticity [00:40:05] The Power of Community [00:48:05] The Role of Gratitude [00:55:43] The Impact of Breakdancing on the Olympics [01:01:24] The Legacy of Breakdancing Guest Bio: Ivan "Flipz" Velez is a celebrated breakdancer known for his dynamic style and innovative moves. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Ivan discovered his passion for dance early in life. He has since become a pioneer in the breakdancing community, a respected TV host, and an international breakdance judge. His commitment to the art form and his vibrant personality have made him a beloved figure in the dance world. His journey from the streets to the prestigious position of an Olympic judge for breakdancing showcases his dedication and influence in bridging cultural divides and challenging stereotypes, embodying the spirit of breaking barriers and making history. Adding to his accolades, Ivan โ€œFlipzโ€ Velez is a legendary B-boy, TV Host, and international breakdance judge. He is currently preparing to judge the final qualifying rounds for the Paris 2024 Olympic breaking competition. Known for his signature move, the โ€œPrayer Flip,โ€ which he performed in the hit movie โ€œYou Got Served,โ€ Flipz has appeared in 36 feature films and 17 major dance films, including โ€œHoney,โ€ โ€œStomp the Yard,โ€ โ€œStep Up 3D,โ€ and โ€œBattle of the Year.โ€ He has toured the world with top International music icons, including Madonna, Missy Elliott, Spice Girls, and LL Cool J. Flipz is also the founder of Skill Methodz Crew, one of the most elite B-boy crews in the world. His profound knowledge of the history and techniques of breaking is unparalleled. The Olympic Channel recently sent Flipz to South Korea to discover top Olympic talent for the Paris 2023 games. Red Bull engaged him to host BC One breakdancing competitions in 16 locations worldwide. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Flipz started his dancing and gymnastic training at an early age but didnโ€™t get into breaking until his family moved to Miami when he was in junior high school. He honed his skills and became known in breaking competitions as โ€œthe guy that flipped,โ€ thus his nickname, โ€œFlipz,โ€ was ignited. Remembering the childhood house fire he saved his family from, Flipz created FOOTPRINTZ. This foundation gives back to underserved communities through dance education workshops that provide industry knowledge and clothing donations to its participants. Flipz is based in Los Angeles with his producer wife and their dogs. Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:18:02] "The fire was the seed to footprints...leave your mark" - Ivan on turning tragedy into a stepping stone for success. ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:22:10] "We're making the invisible visible and doing the impossible" - Ivan on the evolution of breakdancing. ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:38:00] "Take the scripture and write your own path" - Ivan's advice to aspiring dancers. ย  Take advantage of this rhythmic journey of inspiration and resilience! Subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast on your favorite platform, leave a review to support us, and share this episode with friends who love to dance or need a little motivation in their lives. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽง Dive deeper into Ivan "Flipz" Velez's world! Follow him on social media, check out his breakdancing videos, and stay tuned for his appearance as a judge in the upcoming Olympics. Let's support and celebrate the artistry and dedication of this incredible individual. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ƒ Thank you for tuning into The Tragedy Academy Podcast! We hope Ivan's story has moved you to groove through life's challenges with grace and grit. Join us next week for another powerful episode, and until then, "Be cool and keep learning." Keep dancing to the rhythm of life! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetragedyacademypodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTragedyAcademy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tragedy_Academy TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thetragedyacademy
In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks, joined by the world-renowned breakdancer, host, and Olympic judge, Ivan "Flipz" Velez, dives deep into the evolution of breakdancing and the power of resilience. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Prepare to be inspired as we journey through the incredible life of Ivan "Flipz" Velez. From the vibrant streets of Puerto Rico to the international stages, Ivan has revolutionized breakdancing and embraced his role as a cultural ambassador and innovator. In a heartfelt and energizing conversation, Jay and Ivan explore the transformative power of dance, the importance of cultural roots, and the thrilling future of breakdancing as an Olympic sport. Discover how Ivan's personal story of tragedy, triumph, and tenacity reflects the very essence of The Tragedy Academy Podcast's mission. Join us for a session filled with laughter, wisdom, and the rhythm of life! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ’ซ ย  Key Takeaways: ๐ŸŒŸ [00:03:50] Ivan's journey from Puerto Rico to breakdancing legend. ๐ŸŒ [00:06:55] The universal language of dance and its role in connecting cultures. ๐Ÿ•บ [00:12:00] The importance of authenticity and passion in pursuing your dreams. ๐Ÿ”ฅ [00:18:02] Overcoming life's obstacles: Ivan's story of surviving a house fire. ๐Ÿ… [00:31:46] Breakdancing's evolution and debuting in the upcoming Paris Olympics. ย  Chapters [00:00:01] Introduction and Welcome 00:13 Getting to Know Ivan Flips Velez [00:01:38] Ivan's Childhood and Early Life [00:02:02] The Power of Dance and Language [00:03:30] The Impact of Dance and Culture [00:04:16] The Journey to Becoming a Breakdancer [00:06:16] The Power of Community in Dance [00:07:02] The Importance of Authenticity [00:17:33] Recalling a Life-Changing Incident [00:27:43] The Birth of Footprints Initiative [00:31:17] Preparing for the Olympics [00:32:55] The Challenges of Judging Breakdancing [00:34:09] The Fundamentals of Breaking [00:34:23] The Challenges of Judging [00:34:56] The Importance of Originality [00:35:56] The Art of Imitation and Innovation [00:37:10] The Evolution of Breakdancing [00:37:50] The Journey of a B-boy [00:39:00] The Importance of Authenticity [00:40:05] The Power of Community [00:48:05] The Role of Gratitude [00:55:43] The Impact of Breakdancing on the Olympics [01:01:24] The Legacy of Breakdancing Guest Bio: Ivan "Flipz" Velez is a celebrated breakdancer known for his dynamic style and innovative moves. Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Ivan discovered his passion for dance early in life. He has since become a pioneer in the breakdancing community, a respected TV host, and an international breakdance judge. His commitment to the art form and his vibrant personality have made him a beloved figure in the dance world. His journey from the streets to the prestigious position of an Olympic judge for breakdancing showcases his dedication and influence in bridging cultural divides and challenging stereotypes, embodying the spirit of breaking barriers and making history. Adding to his accolades, Ivan โ€œFlipzโ€ Velez is a legendary B-boy, TV Host, and international breakdance judge. He is currently preparing to judge the final qualifying rounds for the Paris 2024 Olympic breaking competition. Known for his signature move, the โ€œPrayer Flip,โ€ which he performed in the hit movie โ€œYou Got Served,โ€ Flipz has appeared in 36 feature films and 17 major dance films, including โ€œHoney,โ€ โ€œStomp the Yard,โ€ โ€œStep Up 3D,โ€ and โ€œBattle of the Year.โ€ He has toured the world with top International music icons, including Madonna, Missy Elliott, Spice Girls, and LL Cool J. Flipz is also the founder of Skill Methodz Crew, one of the most elite B-boy crews in the world. His profound knowledge of the history and techniques of breaking is unparalleled. The Olympic Channel recently sent Flipz to South Korea to discover top Olympic talent for the Paris 2023 games. Red Bull engaged him to host BC One breakdancing competitions in 16 locations worldwide. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Flipz started his dancing and gymnastic training at an early age but didnโ€™t get into breaking until his family moved to Miami when he was in junior high school. He honed his skills and became known in breaking competitions as โ€œthe guy that flipped,โ€ thus his nickname, โ€œFlipz,โ€ was ignited. Remembering the childhood house fire he saved his family from, Flipz created FOOTPRINTZ. This foundation gives back to underserved communities through dance education workshops that provide industry knowledge and clothing donations to its participants. Flipz is based in Los Angeles with his producer wife and their dogs. Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:18:02] "The fire was the seed to footprints...leave your mark" - Ivan on turning tragedy into a stepping stone for success. ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:22:10] "We're making the invisible visible and doing the impossible" - Ivan on the evolution of breakdancing. ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:38:00] "Take the scripture and write your own path" - Ivan's advice to aspiring dancers. ย  Take advantage of this rhythmic journey of inspiration and resilience! Subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast on your favorite platform, leave a review to support us, and share this episode with friends who love to dance or need a little motivation in their lives. Remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽง Dive deeper into Ivan "Flipz" Velez's world! Follow him on social media, check out his breakdancing videos, and stay tuned for his appearance as a judge in the upcoming Olympics. Let's support and celebrate the artistry and dedication of this incredible individual. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ’ƒ Thank you for tuning into The Tragedy Academy Podcast! We hope Ivan's story has moved you to groove through life's challenges with grace and grit. Join us next week for another powerful episode, and until then, "Be cool and keep learning." Keep dancing to the rhythm of life! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetragedyacademypodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTragedyAcademy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tragedy_Academy TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@thetragedyacademy
In this enlightening episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks is joined by guest Kelly Baums, a former teacher and library media director turned ADHD coach and content creator. Together, they delve into the complexities of living with ADHD, shedding light on both the challenges and the unique strengths it brings. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Join Jay and Kelly as they embark on a candid journey exploring the intricacies of ADHD. Kelly, with her rich background as a teacher and now an ADHD coach, brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the discussion. The episode dives deep into understanding ADHD beyond the stereotypes, highlighting its impact on daily life, relationships, and self-perception. Jay, with his unique perspective as a veteran and artist and Kelly's expert insights, unravels societal misconceptions about ADHD. They discuss how embracing one's authentic self leads to a more fulfilling life, even amidst the challenges of ADHD. This episode is informative and a source of inspiration and empowerment for anyone facing similar struggles. Tune in for an episode filled with laughter, enlightenment, and profound realizations.ย  Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Holiday Celebrations 02:09 Understanding ADHD as a Different Way of Thinking 03:08 The Perception of ADHD as a Disability 03:57 Discovering ADHD and Sharing on Social Media 06:11 Embracing the Authentic Self 09:22 Empathy and Understanding Others 10:56 Debating the Origins of ADHD 12:13 The Benefits of ADHD in Relationships 18:42 Managing Time and Productivity with ADHD 19:27 Making Time Visible and Using Alarms 21:01 Different Approaches to Time Management 22:44 Navigating the Challenges of the Holiday Season 23:12 Coping with Anxiety and Overwhelm 24:47 The Importance of Recognizing and Expressing Emotions 26:10 The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness 27:02 The Connection Between ADHD and Emotional Awareness 28:04 Authenticity and Building Trust in Social Media 30:47 Finding Motivation and Overcoming Procrastination 33:37 Creating Structure and Systems for Success 36:43 The Importance of Monotasking and Minimizing Distractions 38:10 The Role of Passion and Purpose in Motivation 41:56 Navigating the Challenges of Content Creation 43:50 Authenticity and Building Trust in the ADHD Community 45:20 Transitioning from Therapy to Coaching 47:28 The Importance of Genuine Connection and Relatability 51:29 Where to Find Kelly Baums and Coaching Services 54:08 Closing Remarks Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿ’ก [00:15:28] ADHD's Impact on Individuality: Kelly's journey from teaching to ADHD coaching reveals the unique ways ADHD affects personal and professional life. ๐ŸŒฑ [00:31:44] Exercise as a Coping Mechanism: Discussion on how physical activity helps manage ADHD symptoms. ๐Ÿค” [00:47:02] Misconceptions about ADHD: Exploring common misunderstandings and educating the audience about the reality of living with ADHD. ๐ŸŽญ [00:53:58] Creativity and ADHD: Insights into how ADHD influences creativity and content creation. ๐Ÿ”„ [01:00:01] Continuous Learning: Emphasizing the importance of growth and learning in understanding ADHD. Guest Bio: Kelly Baumgartner, a former teacher and library media director, has transformed her life by becoming an ADHD coach and content creator. Her journey from the structured world of education to the dynamic realm of coaching highlights her adaptability and deep understanding of ADHD. Kelly's unique approach to ADHD is rooted in her professional background and personal experience, making her insights particularly resonant for those navigating similar paths. Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:22:13] "Understanding ADHD is like unlocking a door to your true self." - Kelly Baumgartner ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:38:40] "Creativity is not hindered by ADHD; it's enhanced." - Kelly Baumgartner ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:57:52] "Embracing your authentic self is the key to thriving with ADHD." - Kelly Baumgartner Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast on your favorite platform! Dive into more episodes that explore the human experience with humor and honesty. Leave a review and share this episode with friends who might find it helpful or inspiring. Remember, Jay and Gary's unique perspectives make each episode a journey of discovery. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽง Learn more about Kelly Baumgartner and her transformative work as an ADHD coach by visiting her website and following her on social media. Her approach to ADHD management is both insightful and practical, making it a valuable resource for anyone looking to understand and embrace their neurodiversity. Don't miss out on her latest projects and insights! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”— Thank you for tuning in to another powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Join us next week for more insightful discussions that challenge, entertain, and inspire. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ย  ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! ย  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetragedyacademypodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTragedyAcademy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tragedy_Academy ย  Show and host information: The Tragedy Academy Podcast is a show that explores the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph. We aim to help listeners grow and thrive by sharing stories of real people who have experienced adversity and success. ย  Hosted by Jay Hicks, a veteran, music producer, and multimedia artist, along with co-host Gary DeFranco, an Emmy-nominated executive producer with 20 years of experience producing non-scripted television, The Tragedy Academy Podcast provides a unique perspective on life's challenges and how to overcome them. ย  Our guests come from all walks of life and share their stories of struggle and triumph. We believe that our past does not define our future and that living authentically and purposefully is the key to a fulfilling life. ย  Through candid and humorous discussions, we explore societal divides and bridge gaps in understanding. We believe that laughter is the best fertilizer for the tree of knowledge, and that's why we bring you stories that will make you think, laugh, and inspire you to be a better person. ย  The Tragedy Academy Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple, Spotify, and Google. Subscribe now and join us on this journey of humor and enlightenment as we strive to grow the tree of knowledge together.ย  ย  Be cool and keep learning.
In this enlightening episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks is joined by guest Kelly Baums, a former teacher and library media director turned ADHD coach and content creator. Together, they delve into the complexities of living with ADHD, shedding light on both the challenges and the unique strengths it brings. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Join Jay and Kelly as they embark on a candid journey exploring the intricacies of ADHD. Kelly, with her rich background as a teacher and now an ADHD coach, brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to the discussion. The episode dives deep into understanding ADHD beyond the stereotypes, highlighting its impact on daily life, relationships, and self-perception. Jay, with his unique perspective as a veteran and artist and Kelly's expert insights, unravels societal misconceptions about ADHD. They discuss how embracing one's authentic self leads to a more fulfilling life, even amidst the challenges of ADHD. This episode is informative and a source of inspiration and empowerment for anyone facing similar struggles. Tune in for an episode filled with laughter, enlightenment, and profound realizations.ย  Chapters [00:00] Introduction and Holiday Celebrations [02:09] Understanding ADHD as a Different Way of Thinking [03:08] The Perception of ADHD as a Disability [03:57] Discovering ADHD and Sharing on Social Media [06:11] Embracing the Authentic Self [09:22] Empathy and Understanding Others [10:56] Debating the Origins of ADHD [12:13] The Benefits of ADHD in Relationships [18:42] Managing Time and Productivity with ADHD [19:27] Making Time Visible and Using Alarms [21:01] Different Approaches to Time Management [22:44] Navigating the Challenges of the Holiday Season [23:12] Coping with Anxiety and Overwhelm [24:47] The Importance of Recognizing and Expressing Emotions [26:10] The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness [27:02] The Connection Between ADHD and Emotional Awareness [28:04] Authenticity and Building Trust in Social Media [30:47] Finding Motivation and Overcoming Procrastination [33:37] Creating Structure and Systems for Success [36:43] The Importance of Monotasking and Minimizing Distractions [38:10] The Role of Passion and Purpose in Motivation [41:56] Navigating the Challenges of Content Creation [43:50] Authenticity and Building Trust in the ADHD Community [45:20] Transitioning from Therapy to Coaching [47:28] The Importance of Genuine Connection and Relatability [51:29] Where to Find Kelly Baums and Coaching Services [54:08] Closing Remarks Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿ’ก [00:15:28] ADHD's Impact on Individuality: Kelly's journey from teaching to ADHD coaching reveals the unique ways ADHD affects personal and professional life. ๐ŸŒฑ [00:31:44] Exercise as a Coping Mechanism: Discussion on how physical activity helps manage ADHD symptoms. ๐Ÿค” [00:47:02] Misconceptions about ADHD: Exploring common misunderstandings and educating the audience about the reality of living with ADHD. ๐ŸŽญ [00:53:58] Creativity and ADHD: Insights into how ADHD influences creativity and content creation. ๐Ÿ”„ [01:00:01] Continuous Learning: Emphasizing the importance of growth and learning in understanding ADHD. Guest Bio: Kelly Baumgartner, a former teacher and library media director, has transformed her life by becoming an ADHD coach and content creator. Her journey from the structured world of education to the dynamic realm of coaching highlights her adaptability and deep understanding of ADHD. Kelly's unique approach to ADHD is rooted in her professional background and personal experience, making her insights particularly resonant for those navigating similar paths. Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:22:13] "Understanding ADHD is like unlocking a door to your true self." - Kelly Baumgartner ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:38:40] "Creativity is not hindered by ADHD; it's enhanced." - Kelly Baumgartner ๐Ÿ’ฌ [00:57:52] "Embracing your authentic self is the key to thriving with ADHD." - Kelly Baumgartner Don't forget to subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast on your favorite platform! Dive into more episodes that explore the human experience with humor and honesty. Leave a review and share this episode with friends who might find it helpful or inspiring. Remember, Jay and Gary's unique perspectives make each episode a journey of discovery. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽง Learn more about Kelly Baumgartner and her transformative work as an ADHD coach by visiting her website and following her on social media. Her approach to ADHD management is both insightful and practical, making it a valuable resource for anyone looking to understand and embrace their neurodiversity. Don't miss out on her latest projects and insights! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”— Thank you for tuning in to another powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Join us next week for more insightful discussions that challenge, entertain, and inspire. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ก ย  ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.FM: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv
"Detention" Warning: Expect offbeat humor and unexpected tangents in our 'Detention' episodes. Not your usual Tragedy Academy fare โ€“ perfect for a light-hearted listen, but maybe not for those seeking serious topics. Listener discretion advised." ย  In this unique episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks is joined by Jonah, a former intern. They dive into a light-hearted and humorous discussion, a departure from the usual serious themes of the podcast, focusing on their experiences at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ย  Step into a world of laughter and playful banter in this 'Detention' episode. Jay and Jonah share their hilarious insights on indie films and quirky everyday experiences. This episode is a joyride through the absurd and the amusing, peppered with Jay's veteran perspective and Jonah's youthful energy. It's a refreshing break from the norm, filled with stories that will have you chuckling and reflecting on the lighter side of life. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘ ย  Key Takeaways: ๐ŸŽฌ [00:21:14] The vibrant energy and creativity of the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. ๐Ÿค” [00:23:05] The value and authenticity in indie filmmaking. ๐Ÿ˜‚ [00:27:58] The unpredictable and humorous nature of ADHD. ๐ŸŽญ [00:41:28] The cultural impact of celebrity influence, exemplified by Michael Jordan's mustache. ๐Ÿ‘ [00:49:32] The importance of supporting independent creators and diverse artistic expressions. ย  Guest Bio: Jonah, a former intern and recurring guest, brings his wit and humor to the podcast. His energetic and fresh perspective adds a unique flair to the episode, making it an entertaining listen. ย  Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ˜† [00:23:15] Jonah: "It's like furniture that you can pee on โ€“ hilarious!" ๐Ÿคฃ [00:37:13] Jay: "I think Michael Jordan's mustache was a comedy or a bet." ๐ŸŒŸ [00:41:50] Jay: "We love you, Michael Jordan, for your bold fashion choices!" ย  Take advantage of this special 'Detention' episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, where the usual profound conversations are replaced with pure fun. Subscribe now, share the laughter, and remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”Š๐ŸŒŸ ย  CTA for Guest: Follow Jonah for more of his amusing and insightful content. His energetic approach to life and unique viewpoints will keep you entertained. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”— ย  Thanks for joining us for this laughter-filled 'Detention' episode. Tune in next week for another insightful and powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ
"Detention" Warning: Expect offbeat humor and unexpected tangents in our 'Detention' episodes. It's not your usual Tragedy Academy fare โ€“ perfect for a light-hearted listen, but maybe not for those seeking serious topics. Listener discretion advised." ย  In this unique episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks is joined by Jonah, a former intern. They dive into a light-hearted and humorous discussion, a departure from the usual serious themes of the podcast, focusing on their experiences at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ย  Step into a world of laughter and playful banter in this 'Detention' episode. Jay and Jonah share their hilarious insights on indie films and quirky everyday experiences. This episode is a joyride through the absurd and the amusing, peppered with Jay's veteran perspective and Jonah's youthful energy. It's a refreshing break from the norm, filled with stories that will have you chuckling and reflecting on the lighter side of life. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ‘ ย  Key Takeaways: ๐ŸŽฌ [00:21:14] The vibrant energy and creativity of the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. ๐Ÿค” [00:23:05] The value and authenticity in indie filmmaking. ๐Ÿ˜‚ [00:27:58] The unpredictable and humorous nature of ADHD. ๐ŸŽญ [00:41:28] The cultural impact of celebrity influence, exemplified by Michael Jordan's mustache. ๐Ÿ‘ [00:49:32] The importance of supporting independent creators and diverse artistic expressions. ย  Guest Bio: Jonah, a former intern and recurring guest, brings his wit and humor to the podcast. His energetic and fresh perspective adds a unique flair to the episode, making it an entertaining listen. ย  Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ˜† [00:23:15] Jonah: "It's like furniture that you can pee on โ€“ hilarious!" ๐Ÿคฃ [00:37:13] Jay: "I think Michael Jordan's mustache was a comedy or a bet." ๐ŸŒŸ [00:41:50] Jay: "We love you, Michael Jordan, for your bold fashion choices!" ย  Take advantage of this special 'Detention' episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, where the usual profound conversations are replaced with pure fun. Subscribe now, share the laughter, and remember, "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”Š๐ŸŒŸ ย  CTA for Guest: Follow Jonah for more of his amusing and insightful content. His energetic approach to life and unique viewpoints will keep you entertained. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ”— ย  Thanks for joining us for this laughter-filled 'Detention' episode. Tune in next week for another insightful and powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. "Be cool and keep learning." ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ
In this episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, host Jay Hicks and cohost Gary DeFranco explore the spiritual journey of Kimberly Braun, a former monastic nun. ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ย  This episode takes you through Kimberly Braun's incredible journey, from her unique experiences as a nun to her profound insights into meditation and Christianity. Listeners are invited to discover the transformative power of spirituality, authenticity, and presence with engaging conversations and personal anecdotes. Jay and Gary's unique perspectives enrich this deep dive into spiritual self-discovery. ย  Bio: Kimberly Braun, profoundly influenced by her early childhood experiences, dedicated over a decade of her life to the monastic path as a Carmelite nun, deeply exploring the concept of Presence. Holding a master's degree in theology and ordained, Kimberly is passionate about inspiring others to connect with and live from the Divine Love within themselves. She is an accomplished TEDx speaker and has served as a meditation faculty member at the Omega Institute. Her exceptional communication skills have facilitated transformative experiences, guiding individuals toward greater freedom and joy. Kimberly has impacted many through her writings, speeches, retreats, online courses, and community involvement. In 2023, she added to her contributions by releasing two new books. ย  Chapters:ย  [00:00] Introduction and Personal Preferences [00:51] Exploring the Intersection of Meditation and Christianity [05:16] The Journey to Becoming a Nun [06:56] Understanding the Role of Rituals in Spirituality [11:53] The Power of Authenticity and Presence [32:00] Embracing Change and Seeking Guidance [32:46] Experiencing Spiritual Phenomena [34:22] Finding Solace in Shared Experiences [36:05] Exploring the Language of Spiritual Progression [38:31] The Breath of Inspiration and the Power of Surrender [43:21] Building a Monastery: A Journey of Faith and Determination [51:10] The Power of Meditation and Self-Exploration ย  Guest Quotes: "Exploring spirituality is like unraveling a deeply personal and transformative journey." "Embracing change and seeking guidance has been crucial in my spiritual growth." "The power of meditation and self-exploration cannot be overstated." Join us on this enlightening journey by subscribing to The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Share your thoughts, leave a review, and spread the word. ๐ŸŒฑ Be cool and keep learning. ย  Dive deeper into Kimberly Braun's inspiring journey. Visit her website, follow her on social media, and discover her profound teachings and latest books. ๐Ÿ“š ย  https://www.instagram.com/kimberlybraun09/ https://www.facebook.com/kimberlybraun.ma https://www.youtube.com/kimberlybraunmedia https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlybraunma/ https://www.kimberlybraun.com Email: Kimberly@Kimberlybraun.com ย  Conclusion: Take advantage of the next episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast for more inspiring stories. Be cool and keep learning. ๐ŸŒŸ ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ย  ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! ย  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetragedyacademypodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTragedyAcademy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tragedy_Academy ย  Show and host information: The Tragedy Academy Podcast is a show that explores the human experience through the lens of tragedy and triumph. We aim to help listeners grow and thrive by sharing stories of real people who have experienced adversity and success. ย  Hosted by Jay Hicks, a veteran, music producer, and multimedia artist, along with co-host Gary DeFranco, an Emmy-nominated executive producer with 20 years of experience producing non-scripted television, The Tragedy Academy Podcast provides a unique perspective on life's challenges and how to overcome them. ย 
In this profound episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast, hosts Jay Hicks and cohost Gary DeFranco delve into an emotionally charged conversation with Angelica Lara. Join us for an incredibly moving episode where Angelica shares her personal journey of overcoming adversity. From dealing with significant health challenges that affected her physical appearance and maternal aspirations to embracing a transformative path toward self-acceptance, Angelica's story is nothing short of inspirational. Jay Hicks, with his unique background in multimedia production and personal growth, and Gary DeFranco, an expert in non-scripted storytelling, guide this powerful discussion. Their conversation uncovers the deep-seated challenges and triumphs that define the human spirit. This episode is a must-listen for anyone facing their own battles and seeking the courage to emerge stronger. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ช Key Takeaways: ๐Ÿ“ˆ [00:15] Angelica's candid reflection on the sudden, drastic changes in her life. ๐Ÿ’” [08:30] The emotional struggle of losing her femininity and its impact. ๐Ÿค” [12:45] Angelica's moment of choice: living in the past or embracing the present. โœ‚๏ธ [20:50] The poignant story behind shaving her hair and the mixed emotions it brought. ๐ŸŒฑ [33:10] How Angelica became a role model for resilience to her son. Guest Bio: Angelica, a resilient and inspiring individual, shares her journey of battling health issues and the subsequent emotional and physical challenges. Her experiences and insights offer a profound perspective on dealing with life's unexpected turns and finding strength in vulnerability. Guest Quotes: ๐ŸŒŸ [10:02] "But imagine if on Monday you weigh 150 and on Sunday you weigh 168..." ๐Ÿ’ช [15:45] "I couldn't have any more kids and now I had lost my hair..." ๐Ÿง [22:30] "Do I want to continue to live behind this...or step fully into myself?" ๐Ÿ˜ข [25:50] "I stood in front of the mirror and just cried because I was proud and hurt." ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง [30:05] "As a parent...You want to show them what it is to overcome things." CTA for Show: Don't miss out on this heartfelt episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Subscribe, leave a review, and share Angelica's story of courage with your friends. Join Jay and Gary in exploring the depths of the human experience, finding light in darkness, and learning from life's trials. Be cool and keep learning. ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŒŸ CTA for Guest: Dive deeper into Angelica's inspiring journey. Follow her on social media, visit her website, and support her endeavors. Her story is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. Let's learn and grow together. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘ฃ Instagram Facebook Conclusion: Tune in next week for another powerful episode of The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Each week, we bring stories that inspire, challenge, and enlighten. Remember, no matter what life throws at you, be cool and keep learning. See you next time! ๐Ÿ™Œโœจ ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetragedyacademypodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTragedyAcademy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tragedy_Academy
In this episode, hosts Jay Hicks and Gary DeFranco engage with Nico Verresen, a former Muay Thai champion and psychologist, to explore themes of resilience, transformation, and personal growth. The discussion delves into Nico's journey from a celebrated fighter to a life coach, emphasizing the power of overcoming adversity and rediscovering oneself. Join us as we uncover Nico Verresen's remarkable story - from achieving glory in the Muay Thai ring to facing a career-ending eye injury. His journey is not just about fighting in the ring but also about battling life's unexpected turns. Nico's narrative is a fascinating blend of strength, vulnerability, and wisdom, offering insights into the human spirit's resilience. Gary, with his 20-plus years producing UFCโ€™s The Ultimate Fighter, guides the conversation, shedding light on Nico's transformation from a world-class fighter to a visionary life coach and psychologist. This episode promises to captivate listeners with depth, humor, and inspiring tales of triumph over life's challenges. ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿง  ย  Key Takeaways: ๐ŸŽค [00:04:49] Nico's Eye Injury: The pivotal career moment leading to a significant life change. ๐Ÿง  [00:08:21] Transition to Psychology: How Nico shifted his focus from physical to mental strength. ๐ŸŒ [00:23:50] Global Experiences: Insights from Nico's travels and diverse cultural engagements. ๐Ÿ† [00:32:48] Professional to Personal Growth: Nico's development from a sports champion to a guide for others. ๐Ÿค [00:45:26] Empowering Others: Nico's approach to helping people navigate life's challenges. Guest Bio: Nico Verresen, a former Muay Thai champion, psychologist, and coach, brings a unique blend of athletic prowess and psychological insight. His journey from the pinnacle of professional fighting to overcoming a severe eye injury demonstrates his resilience. Nico's diverse experiences, from running a gym to exploring personal growth through varied practices, culminating in his current role as an executive coach, helping others achieve balance and success in life. Guest Quotes: ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ [00:04:15] "After several surgeries, I had to hang up the gloves... it was a tough decision." ๐ŸŒŸ [00:32:39] "In finding my path, I realized the importance of internal psychological safety." ๐Ÿ’ญ [00:45:54] "Bali was a turning point for me; it opened new perspectives in personal growth." CTA for Show: ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŒŸ "Don't miss a single moment of insight and inspiration! Subscribe to The Tragedy Academy Podcast on your favorite platform - Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more. Dive deep into the human experience with hosts Jay Hicks and Gary DeFranco, as they navigate through stories of tragedy and triumph with humor, authenticity, and a unique perspective. Your reviews and ratings help us grow and reach more listeners, so please leave your thoughts and spread the word. Share this episode with friends and family who appreciate a blend of laughter and learning. Remember, every story counts, and your journey of growth continues with us. Be cool and keep learning! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“š" ย  CTA for Guest: ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ก "Want to delve deeper into the world of Nico Verresen? Visit his website and explore his transformative journey from a Muay Thai champion to an empowering life coach. Follow Nico on social media to stay updated on his innovative personal growth and professional development approaches. Don't miss out on his latest project, 'The Silent Warrior Center,' where he brings his fighting spirit into empowering others. Nico's unique blend of athletic prowess and psychological insight offers valuable lessons for everyone. Connect, follow, and be inspired to transform your own battles into victories. ๐ŸฅŠ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ" Conclusion: ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿš€ "Thank you for joining us on this inspiring journey with Nico Verresen on The Tragedy Academy Podcast. Our exploration of resilience, transformation, and the power of the human spirit continues to uncover profound insights and stories. Be sure to tune in next week for another powerful episode filled with real stories, genuine laughter, and life-changing wisdom. Remember, our past does not define our future, and living authentically and purposefully is the key to fulfillment. Until next time, be cool and keep learning! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ“–" ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us! ย https://www.thetragedyacademy.com ย  โœจ Resources & Affiliate Links: ๐Ÿ’ป Create your own stunning podcast website with PodPage: https://bit.ly/3LSCBh5ย  ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Elevate your recording game with Riverside.fm: https://bit.ly/3ImjNWD ๐Ÿ‘• Love Jay's t-shirt from this episode? Get your own at INTO THE AM: https://bit.ly/431MLD5 ๐Ÿ“š For Tragedy Academy-recommended books and authors, visit our Bookshop: https://bit.ly/42pPHcv ย  Youtube! ๐Ÿ“บ Don't forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ’ฅ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEUXqlregig6vcrvuVNGlKg ย  ๐Ÿ“ฒ Connect with us on socials! ย  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetragedyacademypodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTragedyAcademy Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tragedy_Academy ย 
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