Tag: Life journey

The Great Outdoors Is What Makes America Great

The great outdoors is what makes America great and our guest, Derrick Crandall, who served as President and CEO of the American Recreation Coalition from 1981 to 2019 has proven that . He was also  the executive vice president of The Recreation Roundtable. As Counselor to the National Park Hospitality Association, Mr. Crandall directs that…
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People Who Are Hard of Hearing The Invisible Disability

With the sounds of her native Brooklyn, New York in the background Accessibility advocate Janice Lintz tells her story of how she has used eternal vigilance to make sure people who are hard of hearing the invisible disability have access to information that everyone else has.  She is a passionate and accomplished consultant/advocate across the…
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Horse Guided Empowerment

Christina Marz shares her experience treating pandemic anxiety with horse guided empowerment. Christina is a systemic family counselor, certified trauma specialist and the founder of Horse Guided Empowerment, a method for holistic therapy with a herd of horses. She teaches the method all over the world and has certified practitioners in Europe, Latin America and…
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Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson

Yosemite Ranger, Shelton Johnson, shares his stories as a Buffalo Soldier re-enactor. In addition, Shelton will talk about his experience hosting Oprah Winfrey and a group of her friends on their first camping experience at Yosemite. Shelton’s experience as a four year old standing in the Berchtesgaden Alps in Germany planted the seed leading him…
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New Trailer For Life Is A Story We Tell Ourselves

Our new trailer for Life is A Story We Tell Ourselves highlights up coming podcasts.  We interview Yosemite Ranger and Buffalo Soldier Re-enactor, Shelton Johnson.  Shelton appeared on the Ken Burns documentary on National Parks.  Next up will be award winning environmental journalist, Paul Rogers. In August former National Park Service director Jon Jarvis and his…
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Policing and American Racism

Host Don Murphy and his co-host Anna Murphy explore stories about policing and American racism. They also tackle the confederate flag problem.   Joining Don on the podcast are former California State Park Ranger Peace Officers, Steve Treanor and Rich Rojas.  Steve and Rich share their stories as police officers highlighting the differences between police…
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Father’s Day Remembrance

On this Father’s Day remembrance, host Don Murphy and his co-host daughter, Anna reminisce and share stories about their father daughter adventures. From the time she was a seven years old Anna helped her father with construction projects and the two of them often went shopping together. Anna even invited her father to help shop…
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Alphonzo Wesson

Twenty-six Time Emmy Award Winning Director and Master Storyteller Alphonzo, known to his friends as Zo, will share stories with us about directing giant entertainment personalities like Oprah Winfrey; and a life changing encounter with famed photographer and director, Gordon Parks.  Zo tells some personal anecdotal stories about Oprah and how a movie based on an…
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Children’s Day Special – A Tale Of A Girl and Her Dog

On June 1, over 50 countries will celebrate Children’s Day.  We would like to honor our children with this special episode about the love between a girl and her puppy.  The story will be read in Spanish and English.  Our theme music will be played by two of Don Murphy’s grandchildren, 10 year old Teigan…
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Van Gogh and Kissing Cousins

After reading a biography of Vincent Van Gogh and learning of his unrequited love for one of his cousins, our storyteller recalls the deep and painful love he had for one of his cousins that was revealed during a Tom Thumb Wedding.  In part two of the episode Don Murphy tells the story of Baby…
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