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May 21, 2019
Wedding coordinator and dance instructor, Kaci Mallat drops by the podcast to talk about seeing hail, accepting that weddings never go right, making a bride happy vs. making mom happy, a good 'please' and 'thank you', growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, teaching kids to dance, getting hangry at a wedding, moving to California without a job, how you're going to remember your life, attending a wedding she didn't plan, her valedictorian speech, the Wisconsin accent, taking the Communion you paid for, predestination, how old you'll be in Heaven, who's going to change your diapers, selling the cows, the pillow she won't get rid of, and her favorite acoustic guitar guy. 
 
Find her online at: http://xoxowed.com/
May 14, 2019
Barber Glen Tufuga swings by the podcast to talk about crossing paths in our former bands, learning every blink-182 song, music shaming, Glory of the Hour, Walking Plague, From The Top, Ride From A Stranger, band drama, staying straight edge, watching his parents hustle, texting his biological father in prison, 3 Ninjas, buying a pregnancy test on the Fourth of July, teaching his baby sign language, busting out of church, whether he'll fulfill his purpose, being the greatest Mario Kart player of all-time, and dreaming about his childhood dog.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @glenxtufuga
May 7, 2019
Future chiropractor Michael Sterling stops by the podcast to talk about being a weird kid, what my girlfriend was like in elementary school, breaking his knee, how people settle on a career path, the good parts of Bakersfield, mountain biking, social media detox, divorce, modern dating, political division, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, seeing Jesus onstage, and watching The Lion King in theaters.
Apr 30, 2019
Photographer Kasandra de la Rosa drops by the podcast to talk about how her husband was injured in Afghanistan, working in a specialty group home, watching a homeless guy slit his wrists, loud noises, flying, being murdered by your Uber driver, going on a date with someone you don't know, graduating from high school pregnant, how much math has changed, being a mean drunk, waiting for a kid with colored eyes, No Más Bebés, the nice parts of Bakersfield, nearby towns she's never been to, Word Party, naming kids, getting her tubes tied, giving up scrunchies for Lent, whether God is bilingual, and baby Pickle.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @kdelarosaphotography
Apr 23, 2019
Photographer and musician, Patrick Patton swings by the podcast to talk about binging episodes of this show, why he didn't bring me In-N-Out, dad brain, number bands, trying to make angry punk rock in a perfect household, moving to Los Angeles, becoming a production assistant, Real Love Records, a two-disc soap opera, doing the best you can with what you've got, making music with his wife, playing loud, found time entertainment, receiving a bible for every holiday, why God was the first and best author, and saying goodbye to Mimi.
 
Find him online at: https://www.patrickpattonphotography.com/
Apr 16, 2019
Author Laurie Woodward stops by the podcast to talk about how to say y'all, feeding cows, getting in trouble for daydreaming, writing her first book, reading The Weekend Novelist, developing craft, Shadow Swine, making Gauguin a villain, researching a skate park, Jojo the dolphin, passing the Talking Stick, the prophecy of Artania, calling each other dodoheads, learning to say no, and getting roasted by her kids.
 
Find her online at: http://artania.net
Apr 9, 2019
Working mother Kyrstynne Coleman drops by the podcast to talk about seeing The National perform drunk, hiding her mom's cigarettes, the fear of blushing, a sweaty year in Florida, getting back into painting, her husband's gigantic backpack, how insane our feet are, whether her baby is his great-grandfather reincarnated, wanting to be a soccer mom, a missed miscarriage, the inappropriate doctor who delivered her, mama bear instinct, whether her baby can see spirits, words we hate, why she probably won't live past 61, whether some people are meant to die, forgiving your parents, getting married while pregnant, excerpts from her childhood diary, and being framed for drowning a bird.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @kyrstynne
Apr 2, 2019
DJ, radio personality and program director, Ricardo Cano Hernández swings by the podcast to talk about why disco didn't die in Europe, how radio works, pre-recording vs. live broadcasting, making music that sounds good, getting robbed at gunpoint in Mexico, a WhatsApp chat with his whole family, when his dad bought him his first mixing board, cassette mixtapes, attending his first Vinyl Night, when his parents approved of his career choice, where hate comes from, how to trick the human brain, and supporting local music. 
 
Find him online at: http://www.dj-flashback.com/
Mar 26, 2019
Photographer and publisher of The Wedding Standard, Cameron Ingalls stops by the podcast to talk about why he turned down my invitation the first time, going out for coffee with young photographers, when God told him to be a wedding photographer, catching a moment, keeping brides calm, taking a personality test, trying not to cough, promoting love, flannel board theology, whispering spy secrets in Muffin's ear, charging what he's worth, and asking people to list his weaknesses. 
 
Find him online at: https://www.cameroningalls.com/
Or: https://www.theweddingstandard.com/
Or: https://www.acaciaproductions.co/about
Mar 19, 2019
Psychology student Clara Cobb drops by the podcast to talk about making little sheep out of cotton balls, anxiety, why Fresno gets a bad rap, getting to know strangers, why people are replacing music with podcasts, cults, going on a date with an alleged murderer, Little Words, listening to people's mundane stories, The Moth, Potterless, self-consciousness, how children learn, being semi-homeless, conceiving her child on a Christmas tree lot, moral codes, holding onto some wonder, losing a friend in high school, and being knocked out by a snowboarder. 
 
Find her online at: https://southstreetsam.wordpress.com/
Mar 12, 2019
Cobbler and EDM DJ, Clark O'Shaughnessy poofs by the podcast to talk about making buckles, stealing songs from Soundcloud, walking Trevor the Pug, watching the Lompoc Restaurant get robbed, being proud of his Irish heritage, the story of St. Patrick, his magic tricks, his celebrity impressions, one hit wonders, the Gift of the Gab, four years of sobriety, why he's on the run, and how his pot of gold sparks joy.
Mar 5, 2019
Celina Castro swings by the podcast to talk about becoming a young mother, single parenting, getting pregnant again, postpartum depression, getting "touched out", crying over laundry, baby wearing, how she's like her daughter, sickness anxiety, a high school lockdown, her brother's overdose, the only time she was drunk, waiting 6 months for cancer results, being angry with God, when her mom moved to Mexico for cancer treatment, Nona's last breath, and the ashes in Lilly's room.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @celina.raeee
Or: @celinaraecastro
Feb 26, 2019
Stylist and Heritage Salon owner, Chelsey Rodgers stops by the podcast to talk about enrolling in beauty school, creating her own space, not feeling right in college, co-parenting, making people happy, becoming a boss, learning to appreciate the Central Coast, salon chair therapy, losing both of her parents, being honest about her emotions, running amok with her sibling gang, and taking her first long trip without her kids.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @salonheritage
Feb 19, 2019
Actor Adam Niemann drops by the podcast to talk about how countries choose their flag colors, writing a musical with Weston Scott, trying out new art forms, Understanding Comics, making a thing vs. talking about making a thing, sharing the stage with Patti LuPone, divas, Robin Williams-level improv, the Six Steps of being an artist, the Trojan Horse of music theory, a hidden message in Jurassic Park, the film school he definitely really went to, celebrity entertainment, fly-on-the-wall documentaries, getting hit by a car while listening to this podcast, Hap-pea and Pea-wee, ping-ponging between the coasts, his Opera-singing pilot father, his casual doula-verse mother, sharing some Flake, finding his tribe, Google Mapping celebrities' houses, the sadness of William Inge, being the orange kid, Weird Al Yankovic, and what a goof means to him. 
 
Find him online at: https://adamniemann.com/
Feb 12, 2019
Radio personality and music director, Jessica Chavez swings by the podcast to talk about analyzing radio playlists, why to make an album, who she was in high school, Arrowhead vs. Aquafina, never being good at math, going to Peru on a whim, eating a guinea pig, whether we need a President, Trump's truth, the CEO of the YMCA, political compromise, bugging celebrities, comparing traumas, the people in her nest, being the only friend in her circle without a kid, being 30 and divorced, eating an onion someday, the Twelve Traditions, and why she can't live without Taco Bell.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @j.2tha.essica
Feb 5, 2019
Videographer Nick Whinnery stops by the podcast to talk about quitting his job, resurfacing bathtubs with his parents, selling things, being ready for failure, professional fulfillment, the luxury of turning down wack rappers, passing on gym selfies, doing things or not doing things, helping a couple of wack rappers, photoshopping his buddy's face onto a pineapple, downtime anxiety, his selfish reason for being in an old lady's bathroom, getting paid for making people happy, doing free work, why Coca-Cola is successful, astrophotography, what he learned on his only salvia trip, and why YOU are the center of the universe.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @nickwhinnery
Or: @forever_rooted_films
Jan 29, 2019
Artist and photographer, Mark Velasquez drops by the podcast to talk about making people comfortable, being bitter and guarded, losing 250,000 Instagram followers, a nine-and-a-half-hour date, Hot or Not, when to get married, leaving your hometown, trying to find his love of photography again, the best he could do, creative people vs. people who do creative things, his only goal in life, the one thing that's holding you back, trying to draw what his cousin Memo was drawing, being accepted into the only college he applied to, the decreasing value of being right, thinking small, knowing yourself through art, why he stopped recycling, Tumblr's nudity ban, going to hell in a handbasket, Occam's razor, opposable thumbs, being simple to know, rarely making mistakes, when he used to be famous, rediscovering Sara, singing in the halls of his high school, and the history of locations.
 
Find him online at: https://www.markvelasquez.com/
Jan 22, 2019
Kyleigh Montgomery swings by the podcast to talk about the tragedy of Country music, running late for everything, dirty chai, the Keto diet, New Year's resolutions, not knowing what to do with her life, growing up in Tennessee, watching her dad write songs, sucking at something until you get good at it, hating photos of herself, the dog filter, plastic surgery, Dallas' butt, why retirement will kill you, what she would do if she knew she was going to die, requesting songs for her dad to play, engaging with customers for real, giving a lady her blueberry muffin, being pressured to buy art, rewatching Friends, music shaming, relaxing in a horse trough, being in everyone's backyard, telling her mom that they were going to Hell, and cracking her head open on Valentine's Day.
 
Follow her on Instagram: @tennesseelouise
Jan 15, 2019
Truck driver Willie Rodriguez stops by the podcast to talk about pot roast, growing up without parents, the Rampart district, being split up in foster care, a family custody battle, a roach-infested apartment near the airport, the dope dealer who got his mom pregnant, picking a family for his new sister, the decision to take his mom off life support, joining a street gang, making a big sandwich and exploring America Online, chatting with dwn2drnk, tricking out his low rider with mad bass, picking his wife up for their first date, showing his kids what's waiting for them out on the street, his favorite episode of Joe Rogan's podcast, why he doesn't like feeling, being discriminated against, wearing his last pair of Nikes, and miced garlic.
Jan 8, 2019
Process Engineer and Project Manager, Brad Eachus drops by the podcast to talk about saving voicemails, the reenactment of a Taylor Swift demo, free writing, brain dumping, wearing a lot of hats, making semiconductors, living in Kentucky for a few months, a Cracker Barrel tour with Opa, bonding with his brothers, finding out what an engineer really does, meeting his wife in an AP class, being in the right place at the right time, interacting with kids, self-employed artist vs. corporate engineer, working in the same building as his wife, gene expression, the potential for regret, working on the biggest fire, and something about broccoli. 
Jan 1, 2019
Model Erika De Leija swings by the podcast to talk about a bump in the road near her house, following her doctor's instructions, getting sick on vacation, her dad's solution to package thieves, taking modeling seriously, bringing her boyfriend to photoshoots, buying a car or confessing to a murder, being naked in front of a stranger, setting boundaries, insecure models, hyper-focusing on minor details, always being near a fight, looking like Kobe Bryant from certain angles, making her family uncomfortable, the morality of incest, being comfortable with looking natural, being ugly in beauty school, living a whole year as the wrong age, and trying to catch her one-eyed bird. 
 
Follow her on Instagram: @erika_deleijaa
Dec 25, 2018
Photographer and Navy veteran, Dan Quinajon stops by the podcast to talk about hosting a radio show on a ship, working with a local horse whisperer, veteran equine therapy, developing a dust allergy, being his dad's photo assistant, the decisive moment, transitioning from film to digital, the real international language, why we've gotta have Kardashians, the value of a tangible photograph, capturing emotion in a photo, Anton Corbijn, Photoshop vs. autotune, doing horse stuff, taking care of your parents, pouring wine for woo girls, the Grandfather Spirit, the Bushido code, what he hopes he sees when he crosses over, and pooping all over a cop.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @we_can_be_heroes_just_for1_day
Dec 18, 2018
Podcaster Jasmine Gonzalez drops by to talk about starting a podcast about murder, everyone else's podcasts, her quarter-life crisis, working in wine, trying to save a bird's life, photographing dead animals, crime scene photos, killing your spouse, guilt and innocence, the power of suggestion, dreaming of McDonald's, ceramics, social anxiety, typing, reading more books, emotional hoarding, controlling the chaos, having young parents, the day we find out about aliens, the beautiful music that plays after we die, and coding our Myspace pages.
 
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Or follow her on Instagram: @ohjeezjaelynn
Dec 11, 2018
Stand up comic Aidan Candelario swings by the podcast to talk about following a backpack unpacking act, types of comedy, a little bit of silence, doing a stand up set for his family, losing a friend over a terrible set, lying to himself, disappointing sequels, watching The Phantom Menace on acid, professional poets, traveling, working in a riding warehouse, whether women enjoy a horse's muscles, the most delicious animal, what we did to dogs, getting bored of heaven, being amorphous and easygoing, and his dad's favorite Smash Mouth album.
 
Follow him on Instagram: @bicpapermate
Dec 4, 2018
Teacher Lauren Jensen stops by the podcast to talk about how much Percocet she has, sitting down during a Death Cab For Cutie concert, a rough neighborhood in Philly, being dropped off in New Jersey with $100, when her mom tracked her down, being saved in 6th grade, getting married in Bible college, the first time she saw her first husband's penis, watching her second husband feed apple juice to his prisoners, getting a thyroidectomy, spending 10 days radioactive in the woods, the ability to feel no emotion, hiding in a bathtub, sending ants to heaven, and the Komodo dragon's dirty mouth.
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