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Jay's Reel World

Jay's Reel World

By Jay Gittleson

Interesting and inspirational stories, experiences, and interviews with unique people I have connected with in life.
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Success Hotline
Success Hotline
This episode is a conversation with Dr. Rob Gilbert. He is a distinguished professor of Sports Psychology at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Dr. Gilbert is also a renowned motivational speaker and author.  His "Success Hotline" has been going strong for thirty years. Each day he records a new motivational or inspirational message for his thousands of loyal listeners. Call (973) 743-4690 to reach the Success Hotline. I have known Dr. Gilbert for twenty years. He is a legend. Success Hotline is also available as a podcast on Apple:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/success-hotline-with-dr-rob-gilbert/id1532154557
29:25
August 04, 2022
The Original Thief of Hearts-PART 2
The Original Thief of Hearts-PART 2
This is Part 2 of "The Original Thief of Hearts" Episode recorded in November, 2021. Vasilios Bill Sotiropoulos is still in need of a kidney transplant, but he continues to stay positive. Bill has been sharing his creativity and love with the world through his paintings, jewelry designs and lipstick collection.  In this Part 2 episode we learn about how Bill made a transition from the performance world to the corporate world. We also  get to briefly meet his 21 year old son who was the brainchild for the his dad's social media launch which has reconnected him with 10's of thousands of fans and supporters. Thank you for supporting Jay's Reel World Podcast.
44:12
February 18, 2022
Not Making a Mark
Not Making a Mark
Not making a mark is a good thing if you are an amazing phlebotomist who always gets the blood drawn on the first try without leaving a bruise on the patient's arm. I was reunited this morning with an amazing phlebotomist at the blood lab whom I had not seen in several years. She is highly skilled and also a wonderful human being. The world IS full of caring people. Thank you for caring about me. Love you all.
06:18
January 20, 2022
The Big Give
The Big Give
I am honored to welcome two special guests, Heather Platts and Bruce Michael Miller for our special Christmas episode called "The Big Give." Heather and Bruce are partners in life and comprise the musical duo called Crazy Love. Their latest album, "The Big Give", was inspired by Heather's kidney donation to Bruce in August 2019. They discuss how magical and transformational the experience was for them. We also talk about their desire to spread the word through their story and music, not only about organ donation, but about the human connections that bring us closer together as a society. Crazy Love Duo Website: https://crazyloveduo.com/ Heather Platt's Website is: https://heatherplattsmusic.com/
01:11:16
December 25, 2021
Lemon-Aid
Lemon-Aid
Our guest on this episode is Robert Lemon. He is a professional speaker, role model in the community and glad to call him a good friend. Robert will discuss his new speaking program called "Lemon-Aid" which he has added to the list of featured presentations. Thank you for your support.
39:53
December 08, 2021
The Original Thief of Hearts
The Original Thief of Hearts
Our guest on this episode is Vasilios Bill Sotiropoulos. Bill is the "Original Thief of Hearts"- a high profile performer and entertainer who found his way later into the corporate world in Toronto, Canada. I was connected with Bill through a friend and was alerted to Bill's urgent need for a kidney transplant. This is a fascinating episode. Thank you for your support along this journey.
46:28
November 29, 2021
Chain Reaction
Chain Reaction
We welcome Brian Glennon as our guest on this episode of Jay's Reel World. Brian donated his kidney at his local hospital transplant center on October 3, 2017. It was the ultimate act of kindness as Brian did not know anyone who was sick or in need of a kidney.  His gift to save a life ended up starting the longest kidney donation chain in United States history for a single hospital. Through a series of unexpected connections, Brian later became a donor champion for me in my search for my own gift of life. Thank you for your support. Please follow us on Anchor and Spotify and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts. I am honored to have you along for the journey. Bessings, Jay
01:01:18
November 22, 2021
Funny Business
Funny Business
Eddie Brill is our special guest for this episode of Jay's Reel World. He is an award-winning stand-up comedian and former Entertainment Coordinator for The David Letterman Show. He was one of the people I reconnected with on my "Reconnection Tour" while I was on dialysis. In this podcast, listen to some of Eddie recount some of his amazing career through the decades and how our meeting in 1997 helped to change the trajectory of my life. Thank you for your support. I am honored to have you along the journey and hope you get "reeled" in to Jay's Reel World.
01:03:39
November 15, 2021
The Gift of Life
The Gift of Life
Our guest for this episode is Kyle Rogers who donated his kidney to save the life of his then 25-year-old daughter Kourtney. November is "National Donor Sabbath" month which focuses on further spreading the word with those in faith-based communities  National Donor Sabbath is observed annually two weekends before Thanksgiving, from Friday through Sunday. This three-day observance seeks to include the days of worship for major religions practiced in the United States. During National Donor Sabbath, faith leaders from many religions, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to educate the public about the need for the lifesaving and healing gifts passed to others through transplantation, while also encouraging people to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors. Thank you for your support.
56:03
November 09, 2021
Dream Fulfilled
Dream Fulfilled
Many magical and unexpected things happened during my 33-month stint on dialysis which lasted from March 2, 2017, until December 4, 2019. "Dream Fulfilled" is one of the experiences from that time that meant a lot to me.  Enjoy the story.  Thank you for supporting Jay's Reel World. Click the button below...All proceeds go to support a college scholarship fund. Please spread the word. We are honored to have you along for the journey.
08:32
November 07, 2021
Lifelines
Lifelines
Jay's Reel World welcomes Billy Ayres as our guest. Billy went from a professional music career, recording with top stars to finding his passion as a music therapist working with children and adults with autism and traumatic brain injuries. He is the founder of Lifeline Theatre, Inc.  Please let your friends and family know about our podcast which can be heard on Anchor, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts. We are honored to have your support.
01:03:51
November 03, 2021
The Doc I Needed
The Doc I Needed
My guest today on Jay's Reel World is Dwight "Doc" Gooden. Doc is a former Major League Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, and three-time World Series champion. He was my childhood hero. When tragedy struck my family in 1984, he was the Doc I needed as I watched him dominate opposing batters on the baseball field.  I met and worked with Doc later in life and we have remained close friends over the years.  Thank you for your support.
29:29
October 29, 2021
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Christopher Murphy is our guest on Jay's Reel World. The theme of "The Light at the End of the Tunnel" is significant to us both who have gone through major health challenges. Chris received his gift of life in the form of a kidney transplant on September 11, 2021. Please hit the FOLLOW button, and turn on notifications. We are honored to have your support.
40:21
October 29, 2021
Joe's Last Performance
Joe's Last Performance
I started hemodialysis on March 2, 2017. There was a man sitting in the dialysis chair next to me named Joe. "Joe's Last Performance" will be included in my soon-to-be-released book. Thank you for listening and please don't forget to hit the FOLLOW button and turn on NOTIFICATIONS. I am honored to have you as a listener. Thank you for your support.
08:59
October 25, 2021
Intro to Jay's Reel World Podcast
Intro to Jay's Reel World Podcast
Welcome to Jay's Reel World of interesting stories, experiences, and interviews. I am excited to share this amazing journey with you.
00:45
October 24, 2021