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Emily Ballesteros on The Cure For Burnout

Lisa Gardner on Still See You Everywhere

Such a pleasure to have the return of Lisa Gardner to the Adult Education Podcast. I've fallen in love with her latest character, Frankie Elkin, and her series of books. The first one came out in 2021, and was followed up in 2022 with book two. But then 2023 came and went without a new book. I started to get worried that the Frankie series may be over and done with.

Turns out, it almost was. In fact, Lisa almost stepped away from writing. We talk about that in the conversation.

Thankfully Frankie is back in a new book called 'Still See You Everywhere.' Lisa's imagery in this book is amazing. I genuinely felt like I was in the story because of her beautiful ability to share her vision.

I hope you like our chat, and that you check out the new book!

Hannah Ellis On 'That Girl'

Today's guest is the amazingly talented Hannah Ellis. I first met her a couple of years ago and was immediately impressed with her poise and attitude. Her music is a true reflection of who she is. Fast forward to 2024 and she dropped her debut album titled 'That Girl.' It's definitely a contender for album of the year in my opinion. There are so many layers to this record and so and a lot of passion. It was a real pleasure to be able to chat with Hannah and learn more about her life before moving to Nashville, her audition for the Voice that kind of changed the path of her life and so much more.

Nichole Dandrea-Russert On Vegan Athlete Nutrition

I loved speaking with this week's guest because I've been following her on Instagram for quite some time now. In this episode I catch up with Nichole Dandrea-Russert. You may know her better by her online persona through Instagram @purley__planted.

Nichole is a dietician and nutritionist that specializes in plant-based nutrition. She's been plant-based herself for about a decade and has seen the positive impact that it can have on a person's body.

Since starting this podcast back in 2020 I've spoken with many people who discuss the good things that come from eating a plant-based diet. I've definitely worked more plants into my diet in the last few years and I've given up things like dairy in the process. It's amazing what some simple diet changes can do to your overall health.

In this conversation we primarily discuss her new book titled 'The Vegan Athlete's Nutrition Handbook: The Essential Guide For Plant-Based Performance.' We also discuss our mutual admiration for Dotsie Bausch, the death threats I received when I told people about the negatives of dairy, how important magnesium is and other things. I hope you enjoy our conversation and that you check out her book!

Gary Taubes On Rethinking Diabetes

Joining me this week is investigative journalist, and author, Gary Taubes. You may have seen him on TV or heard him on other podcasts. He's got quite a history with hist latest books coming in the world of nutrition. Taubes is the author of books like The Case Against Sugar, The Case For Keto and now his latest is 'Rethinking Diabetes: What Science Reveals About Diet, Insulin, and Successful Treatments.'

One thing that I found interesting, and that I appreciate about Gary, is that he's open to the idea that there are many options when it comes to nutrition. He has his own beliefs, which he says he's backed up with research. But he acknowledges that it can be hard to prove things, and sometimes research can be biased.

What I really loved learning from his book, 'Rethinking Diabetes,' was the history of diabetes in America. Gary really went all the way back to the beginning to show how the disease has grown and also how our understanding an perception of it has changed. A hundred years ago diabetes was almost unheard of in the population. Now about 10% of our population has been diagnosed. And that's just the people that have been diagnosed. It's estimated that another 3% has diabetes but doesn't realize it. That's wild.

I hope you enjoy our conversation.

Dana Bollen on Podcasting and Piebald

I've been trying to get Dana Bollen on the show for about a year now. If you're not familiar with @danafuggenb then I'm happy to make the introduction.

Dana is the tour manager and cowbell player for one of my favorite bands, Piebald. He's also on the road a lot doing merch for many other artists, and he hosts the 'Two Week Notice' podcast.

I've fallen in love with his podcast. Dana invites guests from the punk/emo/hardcore scene on. Many of them are artists that I've been listening to for decades at this point. I love learning more about the people behind the music.

This episode kind of jumps all over the place as Dana and I keep falling into nostalgic rabbit holes. But I hope you find his story as fascinating as I do.

Dr. Mariel Buque On Intergenerational Trauma

My guest this week is psychologist Dr. Mariel Buque. We're discussing intergenerational trauma. No, this isn't the trauma you feel when your parents ask you when you're going to give them a grandbaby. We're talking about things a little bit deeper than that.

Honestly, I'd never heard the term intergenerational trauma before. It was a pleasure to speak with Dr. Buque and learn more about her work. She has a new book called 'Break The Cycle: A Guide To Healing Intergenerational Trauma.' It's really fascinating work. I hope you check it out. And I hope you enjoy our conversation.

How Not To Age with Dr. Michael Greger

Welcome to 2024. We're kicking off the year with a conversation with Dr. Michael Greger.

He's the author of many books, most notably his book 'How Not To Die.' I've seen this book on so many reading lists, and I've seen Dr. Greger's name in the credits of so many books. He's definitely someone that the health community keeps tabs on.

Dr. Greger recently published his latest book titled 'How Not To Age: The Scientific Approach to Getting healthier As You Get Older.' I've really been enjoying this book and the information inside. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Dr. Michael Greger.

Rob Harvilla on 60 Songs That Explain The 90's

I'm so excited for this conversation with Rob Harvilla. he's the host of my favorite podcast, '60 Songs That Explain The 90's'. I have looked forward to Wednesday's for the last three years simply because that's when new episodes come out. Looking up the latest episode is the first thing I do when I wake up on Wednesday morning.

Rob is getting ready to wrap up the series with his 120th episode coming in a few weeks. Now he's taking his words to the page. He just dropped a book version of the podcast, also titled '60 Songs That Explain The 90's.' It's a lot of fun to go through, especially for a music nerd like myself.

I hope you check out the book, and that you enjoy this conversation with Rob Harvilla!

Alex Hall On His Wild Ride Through Country Music

My guest this week is Alex Hall. He's a rising star in country music, but don't let that fool you. This didn't happen overnight. Alex first started playing shows around age 14 and at one point was playing over 100 shows a year during high school. He's been working very hard to get to this point where he just released his debut album, 'Side Effects Of The Heart.'

It was a pleasure catching up with Alex and learning more about his journey. I hope you enjoy the conversation.