Character

30
Oct

#32 - Anything But The “H” Word

Once a shy, quiet kid from a middle-class upbringing, Robert changed course drastically in life during his mid-20's.

Robert was well educated and pursuing his PhD when he was introduced to the dark world of addiction. Although his friends and family thought he was doing well in his studies, he seemed to be living two separate lives - until it all came crashing down.

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15
Apr

#31 - Six Years of Pokemon

When you dedicate one quarter of your life to anything, it’s a big commitment. When you dedicate that time to Pokemon, you’re more than an expert; you’re a master.

At least that’s the case for Travis Wheeler, a passionate podcaster who grew up in Muskegon, Michigan - a small town in the midwest.

And, there’s no doubt that Travis is as articulate as they come. That’s what happens when you dig deep into books and spend the majority of your free time producing three different podcasts each week.

Check out Travis & DJ’s podcast, Arbitrary Archive!

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24
Jan

#30 - Gimme Shelter

Growing up in East St. Louis, Mike had two choices - accept the adversity he faced, or remove himself from it and try to make it on his own.

Mike chose the latter, and it didn't come easy. Mike was calculated in the decisions he made and conscious of the people surrounded himself with. Was it luck; Was it timing; Was it serendipity; Or was it grit?

Say what you want, but Mike persevered to get to where he is today - a Senior Software Engineer, living in Atlanta.

Through his perseverance, Mike made it out of East St. Louis, but he never forgot his roots - he never where forgot he came from. And, for that, he'll forever be grateful.

Check out Mike’s podcast! We Leave You This

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11
Jan

#29 - Twenty-Three F’s

In the last few weeks of high-school, Mike didn't know what he was going to do after graduation. With little time left to apply, he submitted an application to a college in Arkansas.

And, thanks to the support of a few mentors, he got a full academic scholarship to attend school. Things were looking up, until everything was taken away.

Adversity seemed to haunt Mike; corrupt police officers, unsupportive professors, and a pretty serious injury were only a few of the problems he faced.

Check out Mike’s podcast! We Leave You This

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4
Jan

#28 - What’s Love Got To Do With It

Mike doesn’t remember too much about his childhood growing up in California. Or at least he doesn’t remember much before his accident.

It wasn’t until Mike moved back to his hometown of East St. Louis that he really became imprinted by the socio-economic conditions and culture of the city.

Check out Mike’s podcast! We Leave You This

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3
Dec

#27 - I Saw The Sign

Rex Barrett always pictured himself growing up in a big city. And, he did - until his teenage years. However, an unexpected change in his dad's career path led him from the 90's grunge scene in Seattle, to the pig showing circuit in Sulphur, Oklahoma - a town of 5,000 people.

Even though he felt like an outcast, he figured out ways to fit in and make new friends in - what he once considered to be - a podunk town, and later felt was right where he belonged.

Check out Rex's podcast The Maven Show!

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14
Nov

#26 - Sewing The Safety Net

Dave Wheeler was on his way to 'making it' in hockey before his career ended prematurely, due to an accidental eye injury.

However, his new path in life led him to the world of audio, where he quickly became recognized for his talents in radio.

Follow the story on Instagram! @characterpodcast

Subscribe to The Word of Wheeler on Apple Podcasts!

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30
Oct

#25 - Making It On YouTube

In one respect, it's never been so difficult to make it in the music industry. There is no clear path to success. In another respect, there has been no better time to swing the bat.

Living in the digital renaissance, Steve Onotera, better known as Samurai Guitarist, wanted to make a living in music. After spending years refining his craft as a guitar player, he stumbled into the world of YouTube - and now it's how he makes his living.

Follow the story on Instagram! @characterpodcast

Subscribe to SamuraiGuitarist on YouTube!

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18
Oct

#24 - The Pinball Wizard

For Tim Cox, moving to Brooklyn proved to be a big departure from the isolated equestrian community in Florida that he grew up in.

Despite facing some hardships throughout his life, Tim's faith never deviated. And, to this day, it remains a very important part of his life.

A self-proclaimed man-child, who plays on a competitive pinball team and loves to break into sing-song at any time, Tim Cox is a true character.

Check out @timncox on the interweb!

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11
Oct

#23 - The Maven of Manhattan

It's easy to forget why we do the things we do. It's even easier to fall into a rut, personally, creatively, and professionally when we don't feel that we're doing what we should be doing.

For Jonesy - an actor & comedian - it meant doing things that he never thought he would do in New York City, before leaving his life behind and moving to Los Angeles to explore the world again.

Follow the story on Instagram! @characterpodcast

Check out @funnyjones on the interweb!

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