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All Things Good

By All Things Good Podcast
Tom McGowan talks with a variety of different people about their life, how they got there, and their thoughts on success + failure. This podcast can help you learn how the very best think and how they achieved life success.

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#41 with Dion Dawson
Dion is the founder of Dion's Chicago Dream, a non-profit based out of Englewood that focuses on fighting food insecurity within the community. The non-profit delivers fresh vegetables and fruits to households in need and also stocks a community fridge with fresh produce throughout the week. Prior to helping over a thousand families in Chicago, Dawson was a U.S Navy Communications Specialist and journalist for over five years. You can learn more at https://dionschicagodream.com
27:06
September 4, 2021
#40 with Jacob Moore
Jacob is the founder of the global non-profit mental health promotion movement, NoStigmas, and the creator of the 5 Bridges to Wellness. He has been internationally recognized for his speaking, writing, and advocacy work in mental health and suicide prevention.  You can learn more about Jacob and his work at https://www.jacobmoore.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/jacobmoore/?hl=en
43:11
August 15, 2021
#39 with Wilbur You
Wilbur is the founder and CEO of the marketing and development company, YouTech. After launching a business in 2012 with an initial investment of just $600, his company was valued eight years later at $25 million, earning him a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 list. You can learn more about Wilbur at https://www.wilburyou.com/.
28:12
June 15, 2021
#38 with Alison Levine
Alison is an American mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer, and leadership consultant. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010, she completed the Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mount Everest. She is the author of On the Edge and the executive producer of a documentary, The Glass Ceiling. She serves as an adjunct instructor at the U.S. Military Academy.  You can learn more about Alison at https://alisonlevine.com
29:44
June 10, 2021
#37 with Doug Roland
Doug is the writer and director for the Oscar-nominated short film, Feeling Through, a coming of age film about the unlikely connection between a teen in need and a DeafBlind man. It is the first film ever to feature a DeafBlind actor in a lead role. Doug worked alongside members of Helen Keller Services in order to make this film come to fruition.  You can view the film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1CqzntEZZ8 To learn more about the film and cast, visit https://www.feelingthrough.com/
24:30
April 23, 2021
#36 with Jimmy Dennis
Jimmy was convicted in 1991-92 for robbing and murdering a 17-year-old girl at a bus stop in North Philadelphia the previous year. He was sentenced to death at 21. In 2013 a federal judge overturned Dennis' conviction, calling it a "grave miscarriage of justice," and that he was "wrongly convicted for a murder and sentenced to die for a crime in all probability he did not commit." Prior to his initial conviction, Jimmy was a striving R&B musician. His love of music was one of his motivations to stay strong during his wrongly convicted time in prison. Fortunately for Jimmy, justice was served and he has another chance to work towards the career in music he's always desired. You can find Jimmy on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jimmydennismusic/?hl=en and check out his music at https://song.link/i/1540738601
46:41
April 8, 2021
#35 with Yuri Williams
Yuri is the founder of the non-profit organization, A Future Superhero And Friends. One of the main things Yuri does with the organization is dress up as a well known superhero and visit children in the hospital. Yuri and the organization also contribute towards providing blood drives, toy drives, movie nights, and feeding the homeless in many different parts of the country.  You can learn more about the organization at: https://www.afuturesuperhero.com/about_us You can follow Yuri at: https://www.instagram.com/afuturesuperhero/?hl=en
19:29
March 14, 2021
#34 with Hunter Michael Shepard
Hunter is a re-covering drug addict who is using his new outlook on life to help other addicts find the help they need. After some turbulent times through his teens and twenties, now sober, he is living his best life as a father and soon-to-be husband. Hunter is looking to help find treatment for any current addicts who need it.  If you or someone you know is looking for addiction treatment, or is just interested in following the continued success of Hunter's journey, you can find Hunter at https://www.facebook.com/people/Hunter-Michael-Shepard/100011979363887 or https://www.instagram.com/hunter.michael.shepard/
29:16
November 13, 2020
#33 with Natalya Cappellini
Natalya is a licensed general contractor and the owner of Curato Design/Build, a California construction company specializing in both commercial and residential projects. Natalya is also another co-host of Startup to Storefront,  the podcast touched on in our previous episode which focuses on the untold challenges of launching a business.  You can follow Natalya's ventures at https://www.instagram.com/natalya_curato/?hl=en and check out the Startup to Storefront podcast at https://www.startuptostorefront.com/
29:34
November 12, 2020
#32 with Diego Torres-Palma
After several years in the tech industry, Diego shifted his focus to real estate development, and is redefining what it means to be a developer in today's market. His main focus is on community enrichment and inclusion as opposed to cultural disruption and displacement. Diego is also the co-host of the successful podcast Startup to Storefront, which is centered around the success stories of business founders, while focusing on the often untold challenges of launching a business. You can learn more about Diego's business ventures at http://diegotorres-palma.com/ and listen to his podcast at https://www.startuptostorefront.com/
24:04
November 9, 2020
#31 with Travis Mills
Travis is a retired United States Army Staff Sergeant of the 82nd Airborne, a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. He was critically injured by an explosive device on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, causing him to lose portions of both his legs and arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. Travis and his wife Kelsey founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist post 9/11 veterans who have been injured in active duty or as a result of their service to our nation. He is also a successful business owner and speaks nationwide about overcoming adversity.  You can learn more about Travis at https://www.travismills.org/ and more about the Travis Mills Foundation at https://travismillsfoundation.org/ You can follow the foundation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/travismillsfoundation
38:34
October 28, 2020
#30 with Jehlad Hickson
Jehlad is a member of the Voices of our City community choir that recently made waves on America's Got Talent. The 200+ member choir focuses on giving back to the community and changing the perception of homelessness. Jehlad also creates music on his own and is excited to resume performing live shows again once the pandemic has lifted.  You can check out Jehlad's music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2SABrha0Gs1eqY6CgVDX24?si=b_20F-gGQZi32hLXTQZ8mQ Jehlad's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jehladakin/?hl=en
27:04
October 13, 2020
#29 with Drake White
Drake is a country music singer and songwriter from Alabama. His songs, "Making Me Look Good Again", "Livin' The Dream", and "It Feels Good" have all been chart-topping hits. In August of 2019, Drake collapsed on stage during a show and was later diagnosed with the brain condition, arteriovenous malformation (AVM). He has since been working through rehabilitation for his condition while expressing the healing properties that music and positivity have had on his health.  You can learn more about Drake and find his music at https://www.drakewhite.com/
25:41
October 8, 2020
#28 with William Boyajian
William is the creator of Hopeful Cases, a fantastic organization based around giving back to those in need. He sets up in subways and public places, opens his guitar case, and plays music in a standard busking fashion, yet he does not keep any of the money people place in his case. Rather, he includes a sign with his case, encouraging those in need to take however much money they need from the case. He encourages others to join the cause and look for the good in our fellow neighbors. To learn more about his organization, visit his website: https://www.hopefulcases.org
25:23
September 17, 2020
#27 with Adam Irigoyen
Adam began his acting career at the age of 11. He appeared in multiple commercials and print campaigns before guest-starring on the Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place. You may also know Adam from his roles in Shake it Up, The Fosters, and The Last Ship, and many other shows and films. Adam is also co-starring next to Hillary Swank in the new Netflix series, Away, which is set to be available to viewers on September 4th. 
21:27
September 2, 2020
#26 with Allen Maldonado
Allen is one of Hollywood's busiest stars on the rise. The multi-talented actor, writer and entrepreneur, not only co-stars on the award-winning ABC sitcom, Black-ish, he has also finished his second season as a full time writer on the hit Starz series, Survivors Remorse, has recurred for three seasons on You're The Worst, is starring opposite Tracy Morgan in The Last OG, and has developed the industry's first digital app for short films, Everybody Digital, launched on October 3, 2017.
27:06
August 25, 2020
#25 with Denim Richards
As an actor, Denim has been performing for over two decades with over 20 musical theater productions and numerous TV and film credits under his belt. Denim will appear as Jack Brown in the upcoming feature film, The Chickasaw Rancher, which tells the remarkable story inspired by the life of renowned Chickasaw cattleman, Montford T. Johnson. Denim is also very active in many different charities such as United Steps, which addresses homelessness, RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), Rowell Foster Children, and the Innocent Justice Foundation.
34:48
July 26, 2020
#24 with Jenny Delacruz
Jenny is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience. She has provided counseling services to individuals and couples while working in with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, Depression, OCD, Anxiety, Career Challenges, ADHD, Intimate Partner Violence, and relationship issues. Most recently, Jenny has written a children's book to help aid kids understand the current struggles surrounding COVID-19. You can find "Momma, Can I Sleep With You Tonight?" on Amazon and many other book selling sites. 
19:39
July 6, 2020
#23 with Adrienne Bankert
Adrienne is an Emmy-award winning journalist, who currently serves as a New York based national correspondent for ABC News. Following a successful two-year run as the POP News anchor on the weekend edition of Good Morning America, Adrienne has expanded her role, covering some of the biggest stories in entertainment -- all while reporting on breaking news of the day on both the East and West coasts. Her compelling interviews can be seen on all of ABC News’ platforms, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline and ABC News Live. Adding to her meteoric career in media, her next assignment is that of author. Her book, "Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness that Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone" was released on June 9th and highlights the lessons she has learned firsthand about compassion, facing competition and dealing with negativity at work and in life.
26:09
June 9, 2020
#22 with Siobhan Dillon
Siobhan is an actress and singer, who rose to fame when she performed in the British talent show-themed television series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Since then, she has gone on to perform at the West End Theatre, as well as in movies and television. Since her battle with breast cancer in 2015, she has been working on an album to culminate the emotions that occur through such a journey. The album has recently been released to all major streaming platforms. Proceeds from the album will be going to the Breast Cancer Haven charity. 
30:47
June 5, 2020
#21 with Sebastian Terry
Known worldwide for pursuing an incredible list of 100 Things that he wants to achieve before he dies, Sebastian's story is surprisingly not about a bucket list. It’s about something more far reaching: permission, choice, growth and connection. Affected by a curious mind and the death of a close friend, Sebastian experienced a life-changing moment when he asked himself a simple question: “Am I happy?” The answer was “NO“ and so he decided to pen a list of 100 things that he’d always wanted to achieve.
24:35
May 21, 2020
#20 with Gildart Jackson
Gildart has narrated more than 300 Audiobooks, won an Audie and multiple Earphones Awards and been nominated for multiple Audie Awards and Audiobook Listener Awards. He has played Giles the Butler/Host of the acclaimed NBC hit series W​hodunnit!​ and is known by many as Gideon from ​Charmed​ and Simon Prentiss on G​eneral Hospital​. He currently stars as Ian Carlyle in Freeform’s T​he Bold Type ​and as Flyseyes on Netflix’s Castlevania.​
28:02
May 7, 2020
#19 with Lisa Guerrero
Lisa is the award winning Chief Investigative Correspondent for America’s top rated syndicated news magazine, Inside Edition. One of the most versatile broadcasters on television, Lisa has guest co-hosted The View, been a special correspondent for Dr. Phil and is a frequent guest panelist on CNN and HLN. Lisa is also a successful actress having starred in Aaron Spelling’s, Sunset Beach and guest starred on Southland, Frasier and The George Lopez Show. Lisa recently played herself in the Academy Award nominated film, Moneyball.
28:52
April 24, 2020
#18 with Casey Jost
Casey is an actor, writer, and musician. He's most known for his production work on TruTv's Impractical Jokers. He also currently hosts TruTv's Inside Jokes, an offshoot of Impractical Jokers. Prior to "Jokers", Casey was a staff writer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and contributed to Fuse's Billy On The Street, and Bravo's The Fabulist.  You can keep tabs on Casey's next work by following his social media pages. You can find at @caseyjost on Instagram and Facebook. 
24:44
April 13, 2020
#17 with C.J. Perry
C.J is signed to the professional wrestling promotion WWE, where she performs under the ring name: Lana. Also a professional actress, she most recently stars in 2018's Another Version of You. 
22:06
April 4, 2020
#16 with Motke Dapp
Motke got his start in filmmaking through the 48 Hour Film Project, winning Best Film 5 of the 10 times he's competed. He's also created a few feature films including his most recent, Another Version of You. He makes a living directing commercials and is busy working on plans for his next feature film. To see Motke's work, visit motke.net.
33:45
March 22, 2020
#15 with Kristen Van Nest
Kristen Van Nest is a comedian, writer, actor, and director based in Los Angeles, CA. She's a House Team performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Kristen is also a series regular on "The Chunky Zeta" on Amazon Prime. She started her comedic career in Shanghai doing stand up and improv.
28:38
March 14, 2020
#14 with Emily Swallow
Emily is an American actress, best known for her roles as Kim Fischer on The Mentalist and Amara / The Darkness on Supernatural. She appears in the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+ as "The Armorer". Emily is also a professional singer and stage actress.
20:59
February 29, 2020
#13 with Willy T. Ribbs
Through sheer determination, Willy shattered the color barrier in professional racing, becoming the first Black man to race in the Indianapolis 500. Ribbs saw his most success in the Trans-Am Series, winning 17 races while driving for such names as Dan Gurney and Jack Roush.  Willy's new documentary, "Uppity", is out now on Netflix. 
31:32
February 17, 2020
#12 with Tzi Ma
For more than four decades, Tzi Ma has blazed new trails for the representation of Asian Americans in Hollywood. You may know Tzi from his roles in Dante's Peak, Rush Hour, 24, Mulan, Arrival, and The Main in the High Castle. 
24:53
February 8, 2020
#11 with Colin Mochrie
Colin is a Scottish-born Canadian actor, writer, producer and improve comedian, best known for his appearances on the British and US versions of the improve TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? He honed his comedic talents with Vancouver's TheatreSports League and Toronto's Second City theatre. He has appeared in dozens of television series and films, as well as theatrical shows. He has written for numerous other series and events, and wrote and performed for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including two Canadian Comedy Awards, a Gemini Award, and a Writers Guild of Canada award. He was named Canadian Comedy Person of the Year at the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards.
22:14
January 26, 2020
#10 with Anthony Alabi
Anthony is an actor, writer and former NFL player with the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. He left the NFL in 2010 and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his true passion, acting. Anthony is a series lead in a new Netflix comedy called "Family Reunion" which debuted in July 2019. His other credits include a recurring role on Amazon's "Bosch" and Disney's "Raven's Home," guest starring roles on CBS "NCIS," ABC "Modern Family," Fox "The Mick," and a supporting role on Netflix feature film "Pee Wee's Big Holiday."
24:37
January 18, 2020
#9 with Hawreh Haddadi
Tom sits down with Hawreh to discuss his new book, Finding Kurdistan, as well as the current view of Kurdistan within the modern Western society.
24:58
December 17, 2019
#8 with Zach Bonnevie
Tom discusses personal fitness and health with the creator of ZBon Fitness. 
21:24
October 21, 2019
#7 with Rodney Smith Jr.
Tom discusses the impact Rodney's ventures have on the community. 
16:45
June 5, 2019
#6 with Paul Kousky
Tom McGowan interviews Youtube producer and creator of PDK Films, Paul Kousky, about the creation of his 6.8 million subscriber Youtube channel, traveling the world, and his future plans.
47:47
January 27, 2019
#5 with Chenny Britt
Tom interviews urban/pop artist, Chenny Britt, about his introduction to making music, entrepreneurship, and his next steps in the music world.
39:06
January 27, 2019
#4 with Tyler Spindel
Tom  interviews movie and television writer/director, Tyler Spindel, about his latest Netflix movie, "Father of the Year" and what it's like to be involved in the modern movie production industry.
26:38
January 27, 2019
#3 with B. Aull
Tom sits down with hip hop artist, B. Aull, to talk about his career path with music.
34:06
January 27, 2019
#2 with David Meltzer
Tom interviews CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, David Meltzer about tips towards entrepreneurial success.
19:11
January 27, 2019
#1 with Spencer Wood
Tom interviews TipWhip CEO, Spencer Wood, about the development of his company and entrepreneurship.
25:04
January 27, 2019