Give Me Twenty
Summary: Give Me Twenty is a podcast where the host asks the guest 20 random questions selected from a list of 200 that can be as light as “Cats: yes or no?” to heavier thoughts such as “What is your greatest accomplishment?” The interview is completely improvised, so these conversations can take us anywhere! Visit us at www.GiveMeTwentyPodcast.com
Trudy Hankins is a wife, mom, true entrepreneur and CEO of Confidence Shoppe. She has always been eager to start her own business. Her favorite pastime? Setting goals and accomplishing them, all while sipping on a Chai Vanilla Latte. She enjoys volunteering as Media Director for her local church and supporting the Waxahachie, TX Chamber of Commerce. My heart was singing after this interview and YES.. I immediately went shopping at The Confidence Shoppe. www.confidenceshoppe.com
Nazir Moosa has a long family history in the restaurant business mostly in Africa. Now he’s bringing delicious Ice Cream, Popsicles, Shakes, Elotes, Pinacolada made with fresh ingredients to his current town of Waxahachie, TX at Chill Zero! Need another reason to visit Waxahachie? How about the well known Dallas based favorite Celebrity Bakery? Nazir is the new boss and is opening the Waxahachie location end of 2020! Only check this bakery out if you enjoy delicious and well crafted, cookies, cakes, and the occasional light lunch of wraps, salads and more. Also.. he’s just a really nice and cool guy.
Mitch Carr recently retired after 53 years in broadcasting that included stints at KRLD, KTXQ, and KVIL in Dallas. He continues working a part-time schedule while waiting for the pandemic to ease so he can resume his Number One hobby -- travel.Mitch is married to Illeen and the proud father/father-in-law/grandfather/of Ashlie, Steve, Willow, and Rose
Chet Garner didn’t get here the easy way. But according to Chet, anything that comes easy, probably ain’t worth having.Chet’s love for storytelling began at a young age around the Boy Scout campfire and toting around his grandfather’s VHS camera. Chet wanted his fellow Texans to realize that some of the greatest adventures in the world are right here in Texas. And so he created The Daytripper, a 30-minute Texas travel show highlighting a single town or destination and aiming to inspire folks to follow in his footsteps. PBS gave Chet the greenlight and what followed was a crash course in travel, filmmaking, marketing, and doing whatever it takes to launch a successful TV show. The Daytripper is now in its eleventh season, it has won 9 Lone Star Emmys including 4 for “Outstanding Program Host,” and is well on its way to becoming a Texas institution.Join us as we meander down a trail of Chet's beginnings and what it's like to live as a Texas Daytripper.
Lindsay Goldapp is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Stomping Ground Comedy. Lindsay holds a B.S. in Acting/Directing from Texas A&M University-Commerce and is a graduate of Chicago’s Second City Improv Conservatory. She has 20 years of experience performing and teaching improv, sketch writing, comedic songwriting, improvised song, team building, and musical theatre. Lindsay is a former 6-12 Theatre teacher, Psychosocial Specialist, children’s improv instructor, and has directed over 10 musicals with children, most recently at North Texas Performing Arts. She is certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid, First Aid, and is the co-creator of several IFL programs at Stomping Ground. She also works as a marketing consultant and has worked on campaigns for brands like Dr. Pepper, Mission, Purell, Toyota, and many more. Lindsay teaches Comedy Writing, Sketch Comedy, Improv, and Improv for Life classes at Stomping Ground and currently performs in the Cooped up Comedy Online Variety Show for senior living centers all over the country.StompingGroundComedy.org
Lacey Wright Torres is a licensed clinical psychologist, owner/founder of WrightWellness, co-chair/founder of the Wright Torres Foundation, and passionate animaladvocate. She founded Wright Wellness in 2014 to create a compassionate andsupportive environment for both her patients and her clinical team with the ultimatemission is to provide high quality, accessible and collaborative mental healthservices in the private practice setting, and work towards reducing the stigma ofmental health treatment one session at a time. In 2019, she and her husbandstarted the Wright Torres Foundation, with the mission to support participants in andthose effected by the areas of animal wellness, mental health, and music. "Webelieve how we treat animals, value our mental health and appreciate music in ourcommunities are vital for our future wellbeing.” Lacey Wright and Felix Torres. Youcan find more information about Wright Wellness at wrightwellness.me andinformation about the Wright Torres Foundation at wrighttorres.org.Lacey book recommendation: Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering from Childhood Trauma by Pete Walker
Felix is Music Director of the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and is the Artistic and Executive Director of the East Texas Youth Orchestra. Previously, Felix was the Apprentice Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony orchestra from 2012 - 2014. Felix holds a Bachelor of Music Education (2006), a Master of Music in Wind Conducting (2012), and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting (2014) degrees from Texas Christian University. Felix is the Managing Director of FILARMONIKA Music Publishing, which is dedicated to the promotion and performance of music from Latin America (filarmonika.com). He is also the Chief Operating Officer of The Conducting Institute, established by conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and dedicated to the art and craft of conducting (conductinginstitute.com). Felix is also Co-Chair of the Wright Torres Foundation (wrighttorres.org). He and his wife Lacey started the Wright Torres Foundation in 2019 as a way to give back to the areas which have provided them with so much fulfillment: animals, mental health, and music.
Kristy called back! And a quick chat turned into a juicy bonus episode. Enjoy!
From her bio: Equal parts songwriter, performer, storyteller, and musical historian, on her new record, the songstress (whose last release made it to the first round of Grammy nominees) weaves together threads of traditional jazz and blues, Dixieland, Western swing, and classic country into a melodic tapestry that fits squarely into the canon of distinctly American music while still sounding undeniably fresh and modern. From our hearts: Kristy is awesome and interviewing her felt like sitting with a friend, drinking a glass of tea or wine, walking down memory lane.. well memory lane if you are a really cool musician. We talk about her music, the path to being successful in the music biz and her love for veterans. you can find more information about her at StateFairRecords.com or by searching Kristy Krüger on Facebook. Also, you can learn more about her favorite charity The Fisher House in Dallas, which provides safe and comfortable housing to families of Veterans receiving healthcare by contacting their program manager 214-857-4401 and more information about all Fisher House locations by visiting FisherHouse.org.
A little bonus episode interviewing our silly kid. “Jojo” was born in Dallas, TX August 2017. He is three years old and is already a master on the mic. We look forward to sharing an annual episode with him because let’s face it--kids are hilarious.
Zheryk Badugu is a Los Angeles based rapping improvisor. You can catch him with CSz LA and Westside Comedy's Mission Improvable. You can also catch him doing the Melanated Anime Club streaming Saturdays at 9 a.m. PST (11 a.m. CST) on Facebook. In this interview we discuss his growing up in Dallas, finding his way to Chicago, and now what life is like as a Los Angeles comedian. So if you enjoy comedy, anime, or wrestling this interview is for you. Enjoy!
Addie Yoder is a mom, farmer’s wife, life coach and fellow podcaster and direct from her website she says this, "together we will find your purpose, confidence, drive and and calling in life." Her podcast is Grace and Growth with Addie, also the name of her life coaching business. You can find information about her courses, her podcast, speaking engagements; all at AdddieYoder.com and you can follow her on Instagram @addie.yoder where she will share with you her day to day journey of being a mom and life on the farm. She has great book recommendations as well! So if you are looking for some encouragement, some assistance on getting back in tracks with your goals, go check her out and Enjoy!
If you follow Eddie Bennett on social media, you find yourself getting to know his husband, Todd Warner and we could not let Eddie get away without introducing us to Todd! In this episode they share their love story with us from the first time they met, tell us a little about their Vietnam adoption experience, and about their current life as dads in quarantine with their teenage son. Enjoy!
Eddie Bennett has established himself as a professional entertainer with over 20 years of working continuously in the theatre industry. His first professional credit landed him in the lap of well-known L.A. based choreographers: Helene Phillips and Barry Lather.During that time Eddie joined the Broadway show “CHICAGO: TheMusical”. This past year, marked Eddie’s 20th year with “CHICAGO”. He has played every male ensemble role in the Broadway stage production still running at the Ambassador Theatre in NYC.Since then, Eddie and his choreography have been in high demand. He choreographed “Mira Quien Baila” star Bianca Marroquin’s sold out concert “Luz”. He choreographed his first major film “FISH: A Boy In A Man’s Prison” based on the acclaimed novel by the same name. He choreographed his first major concert “Debbie Gibson And Tiffany: Journey Through The 80’s” which kicked off the tour on “GMA: Summer Concert Series”. He choreographed his first music video “Electric Youth: Reloaded” which debut on the season finale of the popular “The Jace Hall Show”. He was also featured on Season 5 of “Celebrity Apprentice” and has been a guest judge on the widely popular “Dance Moms” series.In his career, he has choreographed a sold out arena concert (Bizarro’s: Hit Parade), worked with celebrities (including Patrick Swayze, Patti LaBelle, Usher, Billy Ray Cyrus, Chita Rivera, Angela Lansbury, Todrick Hall, Lisa Rinna, Wayne Brady, and Brandy), and is a father to an amazing 12 year old son. Eddie just finished choreographing Debbie Gibson’s “Girls Night Out” music video that climbed the BILLBOARD DANCE CHARTS to #4.He is also a co-host for the podcast #BOOKENDBALDIES & the Long Island TV show "THE LOUNGE". Eddie is on the roster of Dance Competition Judges with Impact Dance Adjudicators.For more follow him @euphorian54 on Twitter and Instagram.
J.R. Bradford shares his journey into theatre/television/film acting and his current role in the audio play, "The True History of The Tragic life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World" by Shaun Prendergast, produced by Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth, TX.Holly and J.R. discuss the divisive climate in the United States around opinions of racial divide, police brutality, the Corona Virus' effect on all of us and how a play about "The Ugliest Woman in the World" may be exactly what we need right now."The True History of The Tragic life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World" by Shaun Prendergast will be streaming July 16-30th, 2020.https://youtu.be/YOzQK1sN0Wk