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CUZ I HAVE TO...when living your dream is the only option - with JULIE SLATER & JASON FRIDAY.

CUZ I HAVE TO...when living your dream is the only option - with JULIE SLATER & JASON FRIDAY.

By Julie Slater and Jason Friday
Julie Slater (Voice Artist, Audiobook Narrator, Former Radio DJ) and Jason Friday (from the bands Rival Tides & The Active Set) host a podcast about living your dharma - doing what you are meant to be doing. Through conversations with each other and guests, with a bit of humor thrown in (cuz you can't take life too seriously), you'll discover how people have found that magic, what might be stopping you from finding yours, and some tips for keeping those passions alive.
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040 - ASHOK BHALLA - RADIO DJ/HOWARD STERN BUTTON PUSHER/NEWS ANCHOR/NEWLY SOBER PERSON
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat it up with Ashok Bhalla. Ashok and Julie were co-working buddies at 92.3 K-Rock NYC…they reminisce on the good ole days…being on-air during what could be called the coolest time in rock radio...how 9-11 brought on a new opportunity for Ashok on the Howard Stern show…how the book "Alcohol Lied to Me" lead to Ashok quiting drinking booze COLD TURKEY and never looking back…his obsession with Spindrift carbonated water…how Julie and Ashok’s career moves have mirrored each other (ie. getting “canned” around the same time...and now doing news)...where you can see Ashok on TV….and more. And please, help us get to 100 Apple/itunes reviews here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuz-i-have-to-when-living-your-dream-is-only-option/id1537358849#see-all/reviews Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
41:06
July 27, 2021
039 - JULIE & JASON - HOW BEING YOURSELF IS THE ONLY OPTION
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday riff on the past few weeks, past few guests, and the latest on life. How being yourself is best way to win in all areas of your life, what does NICE sound like?, how you shouldn't let the energy of things that are happening in your life affect the rest of your day, be nice to people even when things are going poorly, how the concert ticket site AXS sucks, snagging Phoebe Bridgers tickets despite all odds, Julie's new voice coach, Ashok Bhalla visiting, planning vacations, Rival Tides rehearsing/writing music in 100 degree weather, and more!  And please, help us get to 100 Apple/itunes reviews here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuz-i-have-to-when-living-your-dream-is-only-option/id1537358849#see-all/reviews Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
17:38
July 20, 2021
038 - ASHRITA TIWARI - PERSONAL POWER COACH, HYPNOTHERAPIST, PERSONAL TRAINER
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with Ashrita Tiwari. Ashrita is a Certified Personal Trainer and Hypnotherapist. She is a Personal Power Coach who helps female leaders and high performers step into alignment so that they can achieve more impact, success, and happiness than they ever thought possible. Ashrita does this through her personal power coaching that reprograms from the inside out using her proven AHA Method, neuropsychology, and self love habits. She loves to help her clients transform from the inside out and create massive changes in their personal and professional life. Ashrita is on a mission to help as many people as possible live healthy, happy, and purposeful lives. Ashrita was born in Nepal and received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Boston College and her Master in Education and Leadership from the University of Massachusetts. She was the first person in her family to graduate college and is also the first entrepreneur in her family.  We talk about setting intentions, female leadership, opening up opportunities not only for yourself, but to show others what is possible, how letting go leaves room for other things to appear, perfectionism is an illusion as is security, how puppies make you more present, & much more.  And please, help us get to 100 Apple/itunes reviews here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuz-i-have-to-when-living-your-dream-is-only-option/id1537358849#see-all/reviews Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
48:38
July 13, 2021
037 - PATRICK DE FONTBRUNE - CELEBRITY MAKE-UP ARTIST
Host Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with celebrity make-up artist Patrick De Fontbrune. Born and raised in France, Patrick moved to the states straight out of school in the 80s. He started working in the beauty industry amidst the music video boom and hasn't stopped since.  We chat about Patrick's beauty philosophy and also what it's like to work with celebs (like Wanda Sykes, Naomi Campbell, Hillary Clinton, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Angela Bassett, Dame Helen Mirren, etc. ). He talks about how saying YES has helped him grow and leap into new situations...how he survived Florida...one of his biggest mistakes...how special effects school lead him to where he is now...advice for young up-and-coming make-up artists...his big break with a photographer...and how he wishes current make-up trends were...and his love of BTS. And please, help us get to 100 Apple/itunes reviews here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuz-i-have-to-when-living-your-dream-is-only-option/id1537358849#see-all/reviews Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
42:07
July 6, 2021
036 - JULIE & JASON - NEW RIVAL TIDES REMIX, 7 NEW INTERPRETATIONS, & MORE
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday update you on the crazy past few weeks. Jason's band Rival Tides has a new ReMix out, how your career often feels like your identity (what happens when you leave that career for a bit), how their dog Rayla is doing, remembering names (getting better with your data), always learning new things, applying for things with no attachment to the outcome, Julie's old radio days on Long Island and Julie's first dedication to Jason on-air in LA, and more! And please, help us get to 100 Apple/itunes reviews here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuz-i-have-to-when-living-your-dream-is-only-option/id1537358849#see-all/reviews Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
27:25
June 29, 2021
035 - JAIME ANDREWS RETURNS - HOW IT FEELS TO GO FOR IT (PRODUCING HER OWN FILM)
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday welcome back Jaime Andrews (also Episode 006) - actress/writer/producer - after she WENT FOR IT and fulfilled a dream of producing the film ("Division") she wrote and stars in.  What lead her to take the leap? How did it feel mid-leap and now post-leap? What lessons did she learn? What advice does she have for others thinking of leaping?? Also - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JASON!   And please, help us get to 100 Apple/itunes reviews here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuz-i-have-to-when-living-your-dream-is-only-option/id1537358849#see-all/reviews Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
46:40
June 22, 2021
034 - JULIE & JASON - PODCAST REVIEWS, COMFORT ZONE CHALLENGES, LA OPENING UP, RIOT THE BOOK, & FUN WITH NEEDLES
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday catch up on the past few weeks. Review the pod on Apple/iTunes to help Julie get her mentor on the pod: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cuz-i-have-to-when-living-your-dream-is-only-option/id1537358849, today LA opened up - reducing most COVID restrictions (oh my!), the Riot the book launch party (book & other swag here: https://tinybangs.com/search?type=product&q=Riot%20book&fbclid=IwAR3wcgQh4Jbi71PZ2rkLqhQOGg9bgGlS9ZQ7nqB_1BjxCiUJ7iTXRyBhuzg), laying down at Big Dean's in Santa Monica, how no one should ever visit the Santa Monica Pier (lol), and more.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
21:26
June 15, 2021
033 - MEGROB - SOLO TRAVELER
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with MEGROB - SOLO TRAVELER. Megan Roberts is on a journey cross country to find out what's out there and find out what's next. We talk about her solo trip to New Zealand/Australia and then traveling through St. Louis, Santa Fe, Sedona, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, San Diego, and now Los Angeles. She talks about taking risks, doing what feels uncomfortable, manifesting the right opportunity, her MegRob Spotify travel playlist, and how everyone should GET LOST.   Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
54:35
June 8, 2021
032 - SPENCER KENT - THE LOVER OF ALL THINGS (TRAVEL, FOOD, MUSIC, ARTS, SPORTS...)
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Spencer Kent - the Lover of All Things. Not only is the guitarist in Jason's band Rival Tides, but he also has spent the last 11+ years running a successful digital marketing company in Los Angeles where he gets to work with incredible companies ranging from legacy beauty brands to international luxury hotels. What he lives for, however, are the moments that occur outside of work where he has an insatiable need to consume creativity; whether it be via the hands of a master chef, the film catalogue of a foreign auteur, an endless pile of books or anything that requires a roaring crowd. Outside of all that, he is legally obligated to tell you he loves his wife and cat. Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
01:01:53
June 1, 2021
031 - JULIE & JASON - LIFE POST-ISH COVID-ISH: NEW SONGS, FUCHSIA BOOTHS, BARTENDING, RANCH WATER, ETC.
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday give an update on life. New songs have been written - by Julie - and also Jason's band RIVAL TIDES. Chatter about Jason's brother Sean Friday from Dead Sara. A flirty fuchsia vocal booth where an owl appears.  BONGO playing. Sound baths. Our first guest Robyn August's movie PARTY WITH ME is out on iTunes & Amazon. Guest Jaime Andrews finished filming her movie DIVISION. Jason's high school days with all the creative people everywhere. Public school vs. private. Jason's bartending gig and RANCH WATER. Our next guest, Rival Tides guitarist Spencer Kent - the lover of all things. Julie's first family sighting since COVID and first DODGER game. Jason's first movie theatre adventure. Julie's first inside restaurant experience. And her first solo venture since COVID. And good thoughts going out to our lil' dog Rayla. Contracts on life and animals.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website: https://anchor.fm/cuzihaveto. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
27:03
May 25, 2021
030 - STEVE STONE - THE VOICE OF EVERYTHING
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with guest Steve Stone - an award-winning voice actor. His unique sound propels network TV promos, energizes local TV affiliates, ignites radio station imaging, and champions top sports and entertainment brands worldwide. Steve & Julie also worked together at the radio station 92.3 K-Rock NYC - the flagship staton of the Howard Stern Show. Topics discussed: How Steve loves to TELL THE STORY, also HOPE IS THE ANSWER, how he's like a squirrel, drawing, the Netflix show Toast of London, the band Switchfoot, Julie's old band Plankton, voice coaches and how you should always keep learning, our buddy Woody (our last guest) from the Woody Show, anxiety + creativity, leaving a huge radio job in NYC to go freelance, THE TIME IS NOW, Buddy Holly, his fall-back was always getting a regular job, he has a default worried-face, he always encourages people to go for it, sports: Penguins & Pirates, music: Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel. We also get into Pittsburgh facts, microphones, Steve's fantasy place to live, his guilty pleasure, and his favorite pizza. Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website.  Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
01:12:38
May 18, 2021
029 - WOODY FROM THE WOODY SHOW ON ALT 98.7 LA - PART 2 OF 2 - RADIO LEGEND
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Woody from the Woody Show on ALT 98.7 in LA and 35 other stations nationwide. Topics discussed: When did Woody finally make the move to LA - why did he almost leave after 6 months, how "quitting" lead to #ALLIN, Woody gettin' a little woo woo with the Universe, our good and bad thoughts on Tom Hanks, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, and more. More on Howard Stern, what Woody plans to do when his contract is up in 2028, and his very descriptive last meal on earth.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com.  Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
54:53
May 11, 2021
028 - WOODY FROM THE WOODY SHOW ON ALT 98.7 IN LA - PART 1 OF 2 - RADIO LEGEND
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Woody from the Woody Show on ALT 98.7 in LA and 35 other stations nationwide.  Topics discussed: How Woody got his first job, how thinking the worst in people helps him feel better, Stuttering John (lol), the exact spot he remembers hearing hero Howard Stern, how NY radio is no different from other markets, his opinion of the future of radio, space camp and being a garbage man, WJKR - his first radio station he built, his stint in country radio, the one person he was happy to burn a bridge with in his career, SMDMM, and when LA started calling....ring ring...  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website.  Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
01:04:04
May 4, 2021
027 - JULIE & JASON - THE NUMBER 27, INTUITION, PANDEMIC ROCK SHOWS, DEATH CLASS MARY'S HEX ON THE DODGERS & MORE
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday catch you up on the past couple of weeks. Jason's band Rival Tides had their first gig in over a year (thanks to the pandemic), today marks the 27th show on April 27th - what's in a number, tapping into your intuition, Julie's Mom's birthday and how she taught her to count her blessings, how Death Class Mary put an evil spell on the Dodgers, a crime update!, and much more.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
33:32
April 27, 2021
026 - DEATH CLASS MARY - DHARMA, DODGERS, & DEATH
What do the Dodgers, Dharma, and Death have in common? One beautiful lady - Mary Stancavage. She's a Dharma teacher, New Yorker in LA, archaeologist, baseball nerd, music lover, book devourer, Aries, cat mom, Burner wife. Committed to living with an undefended heart and ending injustice wherever and whenever she can. Find her here: Marystancavage.org Julie Slater and Jason Friday chat with Mary about all the D's - dharma, dodgers, death. Julie took a death class with Mary back in 2014 - A Year to Live - it somehow lead to her meeting Jason. Hear that story and a whole lot more - like how Mary lived in Syria and Israel. And the one thing Mary would say to beings on another planet to help live a better life.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
43:39
April 20, 2021
025 - JULIE & JASON - J-MONEY IN DA HOUSE
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday riff on the past couple of weeks. Julie announces her new rapper name, even if other people don't like anything about it! Also, more on how people will judge you no matter who you are or what you do. All you can do is be your AUTHENTIC SELF. Other topics: the fun of editing out burps and gurgles, leaving the house and actually seeing PEOPLE mingle, Julie's dive into Second Chance Romance audiobook narration, and Jason's band Rival Tides' first show since COVID!! (4/23/21 at 9pm PT: stream it here: www.twitch.com/joelcupcake or www.rivaltides.com). Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website.  Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
32:50
April 13, 2021
024 - NICK ROMAN - THE KING OF NEWS - HOST OF NPR'S "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" ON 89.3 KPCC
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Nick Roman - the KING OF NEWS. Since 2013, Nick has been the local host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” on LA public radio station KPCC ... he joined KPCC in 2004 as managing editor of what was an already talented six-reporter staff ... today – the news staff is about five times bigger ... he’s proud of that! Nick started in public radio in 1980 at KSBR in Mission Viejo – first as a freelance reporter and later the host of “All Things Considered” ... when that station collapsed in 1984 – he moved to KLON (now KKJZ) in Long Beach as the host of “All Things Considered” (notice a pattern?) He spent 19 years at KLON/KKJZ – and began teaching in the Cal State Long Beach in 1992 ... he still teaches there. Nick is also a BIG baseball fan – especially the Dodgers! He and his wife Mary have been together since 1981 ... married in 1985 ... daughters Mary Claire and Grace ... they’re ALL big Dodger fans!  He's on Instagram @romanontheradio.  We find out if Nick ever gets nervous on-air, what he missed during the Dodgers World Series in 1988, if he ever gets mad, what does his DJing skill have to do with pot, his favorite food item in Southern California, his favorite band, and what's next for him.   Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
01:00:48
April 6, 2021
023 - JULIE & JASON - ONLY CRIME ONLY CRIME ONLY CRIME
Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday dip into the true crime genre with real crime going on outside their door in Los Angeles.  Somehow crime circles back to dharma - where we ponder the poisonous effects of comparison, looking deep into yourself to notice things about yourself that you didn't see before, dipping your toes into an interest just to see if it sticks, and how crime apps save the world. Also, how it's best to very specific when manifesting (Julie's looking for a home in Lake Arrowhead, CA), and some deep questions to ask yourself - like: what would you do if you only had six months to live?  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show on the anchor website. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
29:36
March 30, 2021
022 - CURT BONNEM - ACTOR/MUSICIAN/JUGGLER/AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR KING
Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday chat with Guest Curt Bonnem. Curt is a multi-media performer with nearly 4 decades of experience on stage, screen and in the booth. Whether playing the legendary crooner Frank Sinatra in an award-winning musical, entertaining crowds with his champion juggling skills, rockin' out with his band on the Sunset Strip, creeping out audiences as a serial killer in Criminal Minds or getting intimate in your ear as an audiobook narrator, Curt has been performing nearly non-stop since the 5th grade. Currently living in Atlanta, his focus has turned to the voiceover world and audiobooks specifically, having narrated nearly 100 titles so far. In 2020 he was nominated for an Independent Audiobook Award and won the 2020 Audiobook Reviewer Sci-Fi Award. Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
01:05:17
March 23, 2021
021 - PETE GODWIN - TRAVEL, WOODWORKING, AND THE ONE THING YOU SHOULD DO IN LIFE
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with the INFAMOUS Pete Godwin (mentioned by guests in Episodes 004 & 020). His passions include travel and woodworking. You'll find out, what NOT to ask a woodworker, the many countries Pete has experienced, the worst meal he just couldn't eat and the odd location of said meal, his love for Julie's brother Mark and also Jason. Pete also gets Julie and Jason all teary-eyed by revealing his soft spot. He also serves up some really special advise - the one thing you should do in life. Period.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
01:02:46
March 16, 2021
020 - CHEFS MARK AND PAUL GROSZ - FRENCH COOKING, WINE, PTSD, AND THE PANDEMIC
Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk with Julie's two Chef brothers - Mark and Paul Grosz. They both own French restaurants. Mark's is Oceanique in Evanston, IL and Paul's is Cuisine in Detroit. Find out about their training at Le Francais in Chicago. Why they may need therapy for PTSD. How they discovered the pairing of wine with food, how they adapted during the pandemic, and why Paul would rather starve. Paul is also a Culinary Arts Instructor at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. Can anyone learn to cook well?? Find out in this episode.  And we chat about Mark's son Philippe Andre - who was a guest (all about wine) on Episode 004! "Pete" got a mention in that episode and this one too - Pete is Mark's longtime foodie friend. We've brought him up a couple of times, we may need to have him on as a guest.   Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
49:14
March 9, 2021
019 - JULIE AND JASON - JUST THE TWO OF US, WE CAN MAKE IT IF WE TRY
Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday riff on the past week - our last guest and how impactful she is, also: people stealing songs, dogs, Golden Globes, and what all that has to do with finding your dharma. :) Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here.  Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
28:21
March 2, 2021
018 - CYNTHIA (DEE) SPILLMAN - ABSTRACT PAINTING AND THE ART OF SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with Cynthia Spillman - abstract painter searching for her truth. She is a prolific artist. Cynthia's work is synonymous with her soul. To live, is to voice, is to create. Her work is an invitation to explore the relationship between truth and expression, and to unveil and communicate the fundamental innocence and uniqueness inherent in life and in the individual. Links: IG- @cynthiaspillman, @cynthiaspillmanart, www.cynthiaspillman.com Cynthia was also known as Cynthia Dee on the radio - most recently on 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles. We dish about the radio days and why she left painting for ten years - and what came calling to bring her back to her art. Sometimes there is no choice when it comes to dharma. You simply have to say "YES!" Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
47:32
February 23, 2021
017- CHRISTOPHE ZAJAC-DENEK - LITTLE PEOPLE, HUGE STORIES
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday chat with Christophe Zajac-Denek - who was born with a rare form of dwarfism & succeeded against all the odds. He was a TV producer, played drums in bands, and headed to Hollywood to act. Notable productions: Twin Peaks, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Oz: The Great And Powerful, Fresh Off The Boat, My Dinner With Herve, and Insidious 4. Christophe hosts the podcast I'M KINDA A BIG DEAL (Little People, Huge Stories) where he talks to people directly affected by dwarfism. Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
33:36
February 16, 2021
016 - KRAZZ - VINYL & VINO
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with the KRAZZ. Alan "Krazz" Kraslow is a refugee of the commercial radio days of the 70's & 80's. He has found a home broadcasting live from his KrazzLoft studio in Southern California, where "Vinyl & Vino" come alive using the same old school radio techniques he was brought up on. Today, the "Krazz" continues his hunt for the perfect segues on the KrazzLoft Vinyl Show on Progzilla Radio, along with a nice bottle of wine. Listen every Sunday at Progzilla.com/Listen 4pm-8pm PST. The KrazzLoft Vinyl Show Facebook page. Email Krazz at Krazz@progzilla.com. Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
34:53
February 9, 2021
015 - JULIE & JASON - SHOWING UP & BREATHING - GREAT WAYS TO FIND YOUR DHARMA
Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk about how important it is to SHOW UP for yourself. And the healthy implications of doing just that. They just wrapped up the 30 day challenge with Yoga with Adriene and how amazing that felt to complete. Plus, the importance of CONSCIOUS BREATHING (from the book Somatic Internal Family Systems Therapy)! Finding time for yourself, your silence, being there for yourself, and being present for your passions to present themselves.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
21:57
February 2, 2021
014 - MEGAN PEASLEY - TYPE 1 DIABETIC/SCIENTIST/BLOOD SUGAR MAMA
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk with Megan Peasley aka Bloodsugarmama - Type 1 Diabetic/Scientist/Mom. Megan tells us what drew her to science, how it's been living with Diabetes, and why she started her instagram account Bloodsugarmama - to help women share their stories of going through pregnancy with Diabetes.  We also find out her favorite beer, what superpower she'd create if she could, and some AH-mazing science jokes. #sorrynotsorry Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here.  Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!!  - jULIE AND jASON
28:33
January 26, 2021
013 - JULIE & JASON - NEW THEME SONG...AND CLOSED DOORS...AND THE MEANING WE GIVE THEM
Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday reveal the *NEW* CUZ I HAVE TO theme song! Yippee! Written by Julie and Sean Friday, Jason's brother! This week we dig into "closed doors" and the meaning we give them. What if we just opened the door back up? Or what if it was meant to be closed? And what if that door doesn't even matter anymore. We discuss how living your dharma means making choices, then making more choices, then some more. How the most important thing you can do is show up, take inspired action, release the past, and oh yeah, listen to that amazing new CUZ I HAVE TO theme song!  And we honor Jason's one year anniversary of the mountain winning - when he broke his ankle mountain biking. Ouch.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
20:35
January 19, 2021
012 - MICHAEL LORD - How this composer, multi-instrumentalist let go of the HOW when it came to a career in music.
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk to guest - composer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Lord. He knew MUSIC would be his life - but he was open to the HOW it would all work out. And, boy, did it.  We'll find out where it all began, his favorite musical instrument, why liner notes intrigued him - also, how you should never compare yourself to Stevie Wonder, and please, by all means, if you want him to write a pop song, don't ever ask him to do a horn arrangement. There's people for that! :) Plus, the ONE THING that intimidates him. Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here. Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
37:12
January 12, 2021
011 - MARY LOU RODRIGUEZ - a hypnotherapy badass reveals how she discovered her dharma and how she can help you find yours.
Host Julie Slater & Jason Friday speak with Master Hypnotherapist Mary Lou Rodriguez. She is committed to healing our world, one client at a time. It wasn't until Mary Lou's mother fell ill that she was drawn to the world of hypnosis. How that path dramatically changed her life and how she can dramatically change yours...one session at a time.  Mary Lou explains hypnosis for those who don't know much about it or fear what it does to a person. She also tells us how hypnosis was a huge part of her becoming sober, how leaning into her badass self has lead her to thrive in life, and we dig into her biggest guilty pleasure during our segment: "It's 5 o'clock Somewhere."  Book a free hypnotherapy consultation with Mary Lou here.  Follow @cuzihavetopodcast on Instagram for all the latest news.  We'd love to hear from you - email us at cuzihavetopodcast@gmail.com. Find other episodes or leave us a voice message for the show here.  Thanks for tuning in! Keep on living those dreams, friends, CUZ YOU HAVE TO!! - jULIE AND jASON
27:08
January 5, 2021
010 - JULIE & JASON - NEW YEAR'S EDITION - Most-Listened-To Guest of 2020 & explaining Cardi B lyrics to your kids
Hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday review the CUZ I HAVE TO guests from 2020 (Robyn August, Phillipe Andre, Jaime Andrews, Breana Grosz) and announce the winner of the Most-Listened-To Guest of 2020 (with a special appearance of said guest)! Plus Julie discovers Cardi B lyrics (oh my), we talk about the inspiring movie “Soul,”and we all discuss our worst New Year's ever, along with hope for the future. 
18:46
December 29, 2020
009 - JULIE & JASON - CHRISTMAS 2020 EDITION
Hosts Julie Slater & Jason Friday talk about how different this Christmas is for most people, how the planets have aligned for an opportunity to make positive changes and activate dreams, and how it's the perfect time to think about that one thing that will bring you closer to your dreams. 
19:54
December 22, 2020
008 - BREANA GROSZ - FROM PRE-MED TO G.M. - TRUSTING THE UNKNOWN (OFF THE COAST OF HAWAII)
Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk with guest Breana Grosz. How she went from pre-med in MIchigan to General Manager of International Market Place in Hawaii.  The leaps of faith she took that landed her in a spot operating one of Waikīkī’s premier destinations. Plus, how she wants to help others discover opportunity.
23:33
December 15, 2020
007 - JULIE & JASON - CLEARING THE NOISE TO FIND YOUR DHARMA
Julie Slater and Jason Friday dip into the CUZ I HAVE TO mailbag for some calls and a question from Kizzie in NYC - "How do I clear the noise to find my dharma?" Mentions of Pete Godwin, Cynthia Dee, Bing Crosby, and the usual: Tom Petty, Thom Yorke, Bono, etc. 
17:57
December 8, 2020
006 - JAIME ANDREWS on acting, writing, and leaving Los Angeles and finding Y'ALLYWOOD.
Julie Slater and Jason Friday talk to guest Jaime Andrews - living her dharma as an actress, comedian, writer.  Jaime's best known for her 5 years as a comedic commentator on TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest. She's done a bunch of commercials (including Julie's favorite here), working with such luminaries as the Geico Gecko, Chester Cheetah and the Progressive Box. Jaime can also be seen in Amazon's Good Girls Revolt, some kids' shows, and the forthcoming film Greenland. She's producing the film she wrote and will star in, "Division," which starts shooting early next year.  We find out when Jaime found her dharma, how it has changed over the years, how leaving Los Angeles helped her soul, and how shopping on Amazon nearly destroyed her life. ;)
29:37
December 1, 2020
005 - JULIE & JASON - GRATITUDE IS THE ATTITUDE
What if we looked back on 2020 as a "good year?" And focused on all the good it's brought (I swear, there's some good).  As we head into Thanksgiving, hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday look back at the year with thanks - and see the "gifts" 2020 brought on like a hail storm - a broken ankle, a lost job, COVID, etc.  Mentions of Phoebe Bridgers, Yoga with Adriene, Justin Turner from the Dodgers, Ryan Gosling, and Thom Yorke. 
23:35
November 24, 2020
004 - PHILIPPE ANDRE AND ALL THINGS CHAMPAGNE
Julie Slater and Jason Friday interview second-generation sommelier and restauranteur from Chicago, Philippe Andre.  @niquesomm is the U.S. Ambassador for Charles Heidsieck and is on the board of the United Sommeliers Foundation.  We talk to Philippe (who happens to be Julie's nephew) about his passion for wine (specifically champagne) and how working at his family's restaurant, Oceanique, in Evanston, IL lead him to where he is now. When did he find his passion, who helped along the way, what leaps did he take, and the biggest thing he can finally BE now - HIMSELF - living his dharma. 
38:41
November 17, 2020
003 - JULIE & JASON - HOW TO FIND YOUR JOY - REFLECTIONS ON KURT VONNEGUT
Co-hosts Julie Slater and Jason Friday discuss advice writer Kurt Vonnegut gave to some students on finding their joy and way of BEing. What are some things you can do to find yours? Also discussed: senseis, 80s movies, stolen dresser top coins, and tennis. 
17:40
November 10, 2020
002 - OUR FIRST GUEST ROBYN AUGUST - LEAD SINGER OF RIVAL TIDES, DIRECTOR, WRITER, ACTOR, BRAIN SURGEON...
Julie Slater and Jason Friday interview Robyn August about what his dharma/dream life is and how he keeps going.
43:24
November 4, 2020
001 - JULIE & JASON - INTRO TO CUZ I HAVE TO PODCAST - FINDING YOUR DHARMA
Julie Slater and Jason Friday introduce themselves and give a rundown of what the CUZ I HAVE TO podcast is all about: living your dharma - doing what you are meant to be doing. In this episode, our hosts discuss the type of guests they will have on the program, along with why George Clooney gets all the money, and how impactful music has been on their lives. 
18:23
October 24, 2020