HumorOutcasts Interview with Author Dave Jaffe “Sleeping Between Giants”

Dave Jaffe

Our guest on this episode of the podcast is Dave Jaffe. During this interview Dave talks about his style of humor, his love of dogs, and offers up some writing tips for aspiring writers.

Dave Jaffe is a writer, columnist, former Chicago reporter, and humorist who has written for online media, print, television, and radio. Dave’s work has appeared in an assortment of outlets, including HumorOutcasts, HuffPost, National Public Radio, and The National Lampoon.

Billy Dees

During this discussion we also talk about Dave’s book, Sleeping between Giants, Book I: Budleigh, the Early Year. The book was the Indies Today 2019 Best Humor Book Award winner; a 2020 International Book Awards finalist in both the Humor and Animals/Pets categories; an Independent Author Network 2020 Book of the Year finalist in Humor/Comedy/Satire; and an American Book Fest 2020 Best Book Awards finalist for Humor.

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Smitha Gunturi Talks About Abuse, Trauma, and Recovery

Smitha Gunturi

This episode may contain triggers for survivors.

Smitha Gunturi is a women’s advocate who helps others get through the adverse effects of their lives. Being a single mom working in IT and the corporate world for the last 18 years, she hopes to provide insight and bring new light to conversations around other’s journeys with lessons she’s learned.

Smitha has started The Journey Podcast, guesting similar walks of life to her own, focusing on: child sexual abuse, domestic violence and haunted relationship, rape, child loss, suicidal thoughts & lone parenting. 

On this episode of the Billy Dees Podcast, Smitha shares some of her long journey of trauma and recovery. Her story is one of struggles, but also one of inspiration and success in life.

You can follow Smitha on Twitter @SmithaGunturi.

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Erika Port and her Advocacy for Survivors of Abuse

Erika Port

Our guest on this episode is Erika Port who is a businesswoman from the Cleveland area. She is also an advocate for abuse survivors especially in regard as to why many of them do not realize that they have been abused until years later. Erika is also somewhat unique in her study regarding this subject because she has also interviewed sex offenders since 2015. Erika has heard sex offenders share how they became sex offenders.

Erika also describes her journey as a survivor along with how her path to recovery began. She also details insights into the cycle of abuse, such as why the abused individuals will often stay in bad situations and what some red flags may be to signal that path.

Erika can be found numerous places online. She is @EgalityMatters on Twitter and erika.with.ak on TikTok. Her blog is Tomorrow’s Memoir.

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Why Space Matters! Podcast!

This is a subject we have covered before. However, since the successful landing of the NASA Mars rover, Perseverance, we decided to revisit it in podcast form.

This episode is a commentary by Billy Dees about why space matters to society, the economy, and the humanity of the United States and the world.

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The Role of Food Regarding Well Being with Lenora

Lenora

On this episode we are discussing the role of food regarding our well-being with Lenora Colarusso.

Lenora is a frequent guest on the podcast and you can find her on TikTok @itsanewdawn4you. Lenora is passionate about the role of eating properly as part of an overall strategy for personal wellness, which she also discusses on this episode.

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Nurse Penny Talks About Hospice and Normalizing Death and Dying

Our guest today is Penny, who is a Hospice Nurse who shares her experiences to normalize death and dying. She also describes herself as the CEO of sass. As Penny says in the podcast in regard to life, no one gets out of here alive.

This discussion may not be for everyone. For those who are interested, however, the topics range from death itself, the consistencies the dying often experience in the final stages of death, and personal beliefs regarding the afterlife.

Penny is a major influencer on TikTok, her screen name is @Nurse_Penny.

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The CEO of Fish My Spot, Larissa Smith Talks About Her Entrepreneurial Journey

Larissa Smith

Perfect Media Productions is based in Ohio and we are always happy to join forces with another Ohio company. We enjoy our clients from all over the country, of course, but sometimes it is nice to work with a neighbor.

On this podcast episode, Billy Dees has a conversation with the CEO of Fish My Spot, Larissa Smith. Larissa discusses her background with working with children, her entrepreneurial journey with Fish My Spot based here in Ohio, and the lack of opportunities for children and families to spend time outside.

For your convenience you can listen to the interview at the bottom of this post. You can also find it under the Billy Dees Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and most other major podcast platforms.

The CEO of Fish My Spot, Larissa Smith Talks About Her Entrepreneurial Journey

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Deborah Fezelle Author of “Full Circle”

On this episode, we are talking to Canton, Oh native and Juilliard alumni, Deborah Fezelle who recently released her new book, “Full Circle.” This is her third installment of the Nick McDeare suspense book series; the previous books being, “The Evil That Men Do” and “A Walking Shadow.”

During this discussion Deborah talks about her childhood, her career as an artistic creative, and her writing style.

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HumorOutcasts Interview with Linda D’Ae-Smith “Standing Against the Rage”

Linda D’Ae-Smith is the author of, “Standing Against the Rage,”
based on the true story of Mildred Flatau’s miraculous escape from domestic violence.

Based on newspaper accounts and historical records along with Mildred’s own diary, author Linda D’Ae-Smith tells Mildred’s story of survival from a horrific day of violence that occurred on March 17, 1933 and how Mildred’s faith was pivotal in her perseverance.

During this podcast episode Linda discusses the writing of Mildred’s story and other aspects of domestic violence.

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Kevin Barhydt Author of “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother: A Memoir”

Kevin Barhydt is the author of, “Dear Stephen Michael’s Mother: A Memoir.

The book is a memoir of how a young boy who was abandoned, abused, and addicted; transformed into a man with the hope, courage, and resilience to seek his biological mother.

At 45 and after many years of recovery, Kevin began a painful journey to uncover his origins and search for his mother. A quote Kevin often uses is,

“When the bird falls out of the tree, the bird is traumatized.

So is the mother.”

Kevin now leads a happy and fulfilling life. He does interviews to help fight stigmas that plague survivors of various hardships and conditions.

You can Find Kevin Barhydt on YouTube.

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