Friday, September 18, 2020

Play It Forward Episode 120 With Nik Wallenda

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Hey it’s Arroe.  This is Play It Forward.  A look at the unexpected changes endured by entertainers, writers, camera people and all others affected but not infected by the global invasion of the Coronavirus. 

Real people.  Real stories.  The struggle to Play It Forward.  

Episode 120:  

Nik Wallenda, face of "The Great Wallendas" has just released his "Facing Fear: Step Out in Faith and Rise Above What's Holding You Back." 

With his daring televised tightrope walks over Times Square, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and most recently over an active volcano.  Nik is known for pushing the envelope and identifying new, iconic locations around the globe to conquer. He takes stepping out in faith to a whole new level and shares the lessons he's learned along the way.

"Facing Fear" is a practical guide to overcoming fears that unpacks the life of the seventh-generation member of The Great Wallendas who had never experienced fear until a tragic accident in 2017. That’s when an eight-person pyramid he and several members of Wallenda's family were practicing collapsed, and five of its members fell thirty feet to the ground. Miraculously, they all survived, but the accident changed Wallenda's life forever. For the first time, he felt fear, and he had to learn to get past it to get back out on the wire.

That’s Play It Forward.  You can listen to the full conversations with these artists on three different podcasts. Like Its Live, Unplugged and Totally Uncut and View from the Writing Instrument found on all digital platforms.

Steve Lemme And Kevin Heffernan

 <a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40972899" data-resource="episode_id=40972899" data-width="100%" data-height="200px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="false" data-playlist-continuous="false" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="false" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="true">Listen to "Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan From TruTV&#39;s Tacoma FD" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Created by and starring Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan of the Super Troopers franchise, truTV’s Tacoma FD is a half-hour comedy set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities. Light on blazes that need extinguishing, these firefighters keep themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries and no shortage of bizarre emergency calls. Chief Terry McConky (Heffernan) and Captain Eddie Penisi (Lemme) lead the firehouse shenanigans and are joined by an eclectic crew played by Eugene Cordero (Andy), Marcus Henderson (Granny), Gabriel Hogan (Ike) and Hassie Harrison (Lucy). This season, the squad finds themselves fighting fires at a haunted house, trapped in an elevator during the annual Firefighter’s Ball, joining a firefighter’s choir and learning some new dance moves. To date, season two of Tacoma FD has reached over 10 million viewers and has had a rare season-over-season ratings growth with a top 5 cable comedy ranking on ad-supported cable this year.


Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan are best known for creating and starring in the Super Troopers film franchise. The two are also members of the Broken Lizards comedy group and have starred together in films including Beer Fest and Club Dread.

Terresa Shelton

 <a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40974741" data-resource="episode_id=40974741" data-width="100%" data-height="200px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="false" data-playlist-continuous="false" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="false" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="true">Listen to "Teressa Shelton Releases The Book The Sergeants Daughter" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


A moving account of overcoming extreme adversity in the pursuit of independence, reminiscent of The Glass Castle and Tara Westover’s Educated. Teressa’s sergeant father brings his military life to their already unstable home, meeting each of his daughters’ infractions with extreme punishment while their mother remains unsupportive and silent. Aided only by the solace of books, music, and a few kind figures, Teressa finds an eventual path to survival and redemption, finding pride in the fact that her father was never able to break her, no matter how hard he tried.

Ryan Jay Reviews

 <a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40973892" data-resource="episode_id=40973892" data-width="100%" data-height="200px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="false" data-playlist-continuous="false" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="false" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="true">Listen to "Just Another Day With Ryan Jay Episode 091820" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Holy binge watching movies Batman! Ryan Jay Reviews five brand new flicks. Two in theaters. One on Apple TV+, Netflix and another on demand. This week its Antebellum, The Nest, Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs, The Devil All The Time and The Secrets We Keep. If fake crowds in the background during college and pro football games is boring you. You have new movies to watch! Suit up! Get on that field with a bucket of popcorn and a giant soda! Move it! Or should I say movie it!!!!

One Day Strong

 

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September 18, 2020

I’m not one to air my dirty laundry.  Yet I find the methods of madness that we’re all wading through during this season of 2020 to be nearly next to being scrap metal.  Not a Debbie Downer!  Over the past six to seven months, during these days of safe distance and working from home we’ve forgotten how to properly communicate.  To play nice.  Not be a Know It All or a chaser of keeping up with the Jones’.  No day passes that we aren’t bumping into enormous amounts of out of control, heavily unfocused and almost never researched points of view.  I physically want to stop asking why.  There are too many answers coming back at you!  On this podcast episode I bring up the subject of family.  Multiple broken families right now.  We read about it and we live through it.  We try to fix it only to watch it break down again and again.  The Brady Bunch and Partridge Family were broken as well.  But they were healed about 25 minutes into the show and it was never talked about again!  Be honest with yourself.  During these Covid days of individualism with a fake shade of being a team player, we’ve all become incredibly head strong.  Friends take forever to call you back or maybe you’ll get a reply to your email.  Nobody wants to deal with truth.  Then again, with so many points of view what part of this conversation can you believe?  My sister and I are a fractured fairytale.  We love each other then we Ghost each other for months.  We can’t be the only ones injured by two different sides to the story.  Especially these day, we all want to be heard.  The Governor of NC has opened the schools for the kids to return.  Put that thought in the center of a group of people.  The fight begins in three, two and one.  Don’t even bring up the Presidential election, the out of control climate or Drew Barrymore’s new daytime talk show.  The filters are off.  We’ve given ourselves permission to Ghost each other.  You’ll come back!  It may take a couple of months or years but God keeps making more.  I’ll be ok.  Every one of us are students of life.  And look at how we’re acting and reacting.  Wanna meet me over by the tree?  Make sure you show up!  There’s more than a ripple in our flow through life.  We’re into making huge waves.  The physical idea of wanting and needing to talk openly is being met with yet another fight or indifference caused by this requirement to be heard.  Our number one goal today and every day is to be confident and filled with courage.  To lead ourselves first through a desert that’s somehow connected to a Promise Land.  I totally get into being different, unique, a one of a kind snowflake.  But for some sick reason it’s leading to violence.  The divorce rate in the U.S. stood at 51% in February 2020 before Covid.  It’s up 31% in September 2020.  Top rated comedians with talk shows are being accused of being verbally abusive.  Trust me.  She isn’t the only one.  No need to throw our place of business under the bus.  It was accepted in the past.  If we didn’t like it.  We left.  It’s going to get worse.  Cuz being nice and getting along looks more like a weakness than a daily victory.  So, my sister and I talked last night.  Been a long time.  Longer than the struggles on Modern Family and Blackish.  I hear people from AA talking about being 15 years dry.  Six weeks dry!  It’s their personal victory and it rightfully should be celebrated.  As should my relationship with my sister.  One day strong!   Mom and Dad we’re getting along.  One day strong!  The moral of this story?  You aren’t alone during these chapters of invisible words and too many points of view.  The goal shouldn’t be to shut people out.  Verbal openness is an exercise.  Family is all you have.  Not one person on this planet needs to be alone.  God isn’t making more brothers and sisters.  You can’t just go out and find a friend that agrees to be bent into a person you accept.  Before you drop everything on your plate and plant a new forest with your family and friends, the first step needs to be a relationship with yourself.  Do you honestly know who you’ve become over the past seven months?  Do you even like yourself?  There’s always a sheet of paper somewhere nearby that would totally embrace your journey and answers without there being judgement.  Invite yourself to that circle of love and remove the inner struggles.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Play It Forward Episode 119 With Eric The Trainer From Maine Monster

 <a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40958588" data-resource="episode_id=40958588" data-width="100%" data-height="200px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="false" data-playlist-continuous="false" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="false" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="true">Listen to "Play It Forward Episode 119 With Eric The Trainer Of Maine Monster" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>


Hey it’s Arroe.  This is Play It Forward.  A look at the unexpected changes endured by entertainers, writers, camera people and all others affected but not infected by the global invasion of the Coronavirus. 

Real people.  Real stories.  The struggle to Play It Forward.  

Episode 119:  

Hollywood Physique Expert, Eric the Trainer has been using the safer at home orders to live his best life.  His latest endeavor stems from his love for music and he’s called upon some of his most talented celebrity friends and clients to make his rock star dreams come true.

The band’s name is Maine Monster.  A super band filled with members of HALL & OATES, NICKELBACK, AIR SUPPLY, JOURNEY.   Their first release is a love song titled “I’m Yours” all of the proceeds from this first single go to the nonprofit organization Feeding America.

 According to Eric, “In lockdown, my creativity flourished and I woodshedded a batch of songs that reflected the times.  Realizing that most major tours were postponed until next year, I called my pals and invited them to join me in the studio.  It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime experience to hear the songs come to life.

That’s Play It Forward.  You can listen to the full conversations with these artists on three different podcasts. Like Its Live, Unplugged and Totally Uncut and View from the Writing Instrument found on all digital platforms.

Lukr

 <a class="spreaker-player" href="https://www.spreaker.com/episode/40958063" data-resource="episode_id=40958063" data-width="100%" data-height="200px" data-theme="light" data-playlist="false" data-playlist-continuous="false" data-autoplay="false" data-live-autoplay="false" data-chapters-image="true" data-episode-image-position="right" data-hide-logo="false" data-hide-likes="false" data-hide-comments="false" data-hide-sharing="false" data-hide-download="true">Listen to "Lukr From NBC&#39;s Songland" on Spreaker.</a><script async src="https://widget.spreaker.com/widgets.js"></script>



Lukr, a nickname he got from his grandfather, started songwriting at just 14 to express how he felt and communicate his emotions to connect with other people. After high school, Lukr attended audio engineering school but eventually realized that he wanted to be an artist and a songwriter. At 27, Lukr moved to Nashville to pursue music full-time. Before that he was working as a movie projectionist at a movie theater and participated in medical studies for pay. Although Lukr has had some success in music, including more than 13 million streams on his Spotify channel, working with successful producers and sync placements, he is still looking for his big break.