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Let Me Ask You Something

Let Me Ask You Something

By M. D. Pitman
Ordinary, everyday people have some extraordinary stories, and most times we don't know about them. Let Me Ask You Something is a podcast that explores these stories that have impacted people.
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Let Me Ask You Something, Jeffrey Deskovic
This week I speak with Jeffrey Deskovic, who had his conviction for murder overturned after serving 16 years because he didn’t do it. The person who did commit the murder, And was in prison for another murder he committed.  The innocence Project help to free Jeffrey and we talk about that, as well as what he’s doing now.  Learn more about Jeffrey Deskovic  The Deskovic Foundation: https://www.deskovicfoundation.org/  The Amazon Prime documentary, “Conviction”: https://www.amazon.com/Conviction-Jeffrey-Deskovic/dp/B08F9CN2XG/ref=nodl_
29:51
November 01, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, DC Spaar
This week I talk with author DC Spaar about her journey as a breast cancer survivor and an author of the children's book series, the Logan Scott Files. Breast Cancer information Statistics: https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics   Information: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352479 Learn more about DC Spaar Logan Scott Files at Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B08KXH1YQH  DC Spaar's new book project Kickstarter campaign: https://dcspaarbooks.com/kickstarter-campaign-1?fbclid=IwAR11g4J5EG3SyBDjyY1e9THr4Cbd8Oh42oeCXqpxZvIaT-m6tRedeovcRYI  DC Spaar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCSpaar  DC Spaar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCirqphBd8bxtA-fRee3ZOzQ  DC Spaar on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/d.c.spaar/ 
31:21
October 25, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, DC Glenn
This week I talk with DC Glenn, aka DC the Brain Supreme, about his hit Tag Team song “Whoomp! There it is” and his career since then … including his GEICO commercial. Let DC Glenn known your thoughts about this episode. Visit DC Glenn's Google Review: https://g.page/r/CeEtxWPFqh61EAg/review  Here are all the ways to learn even more about DC Glenn:  Tag Team website: https://www.tagteambackagain.com/   IMDB: http://imdb.me/Cecil-DC-Glenn/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dcglenn/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dcglennatl   Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcglennatl   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMir7aSp7TZTbDNKuI3PnIQ   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dcglennatl 
42:29
October 18, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Emily Gallagher
In this week's episode, I speak with Emily Gallagher, who 14 years ago lost her first child due to complications of premature birth. We talk about the March of Dimes, and the lasting legacy of her little boy. Support and learn  Support Team Ethan: https://www.marchforbabies.org/Fundraising/Personal?personId=670928&participantId=8968397&user=teamethanemily&source=teamwalkwithme&mkto=Bashas-recruitment-2021-02-19  Preterm birth facts and data: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/preterm-birth 
31:28
October 04, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Simon Rumney
This week I speak with Simon Rumney, someone who was called “lazy and stupid“ — his words not mine — because he was not diagnosed with a learning disability. He was diagnosed later in life with dyslexia. He was able to adapt and tackle his dyslexia. He has run hey successful business and has written three books.  Learn more about Simon Rumney Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dyslexicsunanimous  His books: https://www.amazon.com/Simon-Rumney/e/B00G4Z5JJM?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1631830481&sr=8-2  Twitter: https://twitter.com/simon_rumney
32:54
September 29, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Doug Noll
In this week, I speak with Doug Noll who’s overcome a lot in his life to become a successful author and motivational speaker. He stared out born nearly deaf, nearly blind, and handicapped with two club feet. He’s now a lawyer-turned-peacemaker, and did not let his disabilities hold him back. Doug’s special offer for LMAYS listeners: https://dougnoll.co/letmeaskyousomething Learn more about Doug Website: https://dougnoll.com/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Douglas-Noll/e/B001K7UPXO%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share American Arbitration Association: https://www.aaaeducation.org/faculty-staff/faculty/douglas-e-noll/
31:12
September 20, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Gayle Petrillo
This week I talk with Gayle Petrillo about her experience as a burn survivor and her book about the accident that changed her life. ***So how many times did I mispronounce Gayle Petrillo’s last name. Too many ugh!***  Learn more about Gayle Petrillo:  First Impressions Image Consulting: https://www.firstimpressions1.com/about-us "The Accident": https://booklocker.com/books/11593.html Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors interview: https://phoenix-society.org/news/meet-gayle-petrillo
31:30
September 13, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Christina Ray Stanton
This week I speak with Christina Ray Stanton, a survivor of 9/11, who lives just 6 blocks away from the World Trade Center towers. She wrote about that’s experience from a resident’s point of view. Learn more: Website: https://christinaraystanton.com Out of the Shadow of 9/11: https://www.amazon.com/Out-Shadow-11-Inspiring-Transformation/dp/1733745203/
38:15
September 06, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Nicky Scorpio
In this week's episode of the Let Me Ask You Something podcast, I talked to Nicky Scorpio. He is what I like to refer to as a laundry list renaissance man: he’s an actor, director, musician, artist, writer, etc.  He’s also the other half of the award-winning Sophisticated Psychos duo with Katie Chonacas. This week we talk about mental health and how Nicky has handled his issues with mental health over the years.  **NOTE: If you are struggling with mental health issues, always seek the advice of a professional**   More on Nicky Scorpio Website: https://yonickyscorpio.com  Scorpio Rising Podcast: https://yonickyscorpio.com/podcast/  Sophisticated Psychos YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCdGof4G_siXSHCwW3DPzNqg  Sophisticated Psychos IG: https://www.instagram.com/thesophisticatedpsychos/?hl=en  LMAYS episode with Katie Chonacas: https://anchor.fm/mdpitman/episodes/Let-Me-Ask-You-Something--Katie-Chonacas-e1392g4
36:31
August 30, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Dr. Michelle May
This week I speak with Dr. Michelle May, a former family physician and a recovered yo-yo dieter. She's also a founder of Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Programs and Training (www.AmIHungry.com), and author of the Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat book series that teaches mindful eating to help people resolve mindless and emotional eating ... and senseless yo-yo dieting to living the vibrant life they crave. Learn more:  Free Mindful Eating Resources: https://amihungry.com/mindful-eating-resources  Dr. May's Mindful Eating book series: https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-May-MD/e/B001K8U272
31:15
August 09, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Robert Gardner, Jr.
In this week's Let Me Ask You Something podcast, I speak with Robert T. Gardner, Jr. about his books, what is Relationship Readiness, and how his personal life influenced what he does today. Learn more about Robert T. Gardner Jr.: Relationship Readiness: https://www.relationshipreadiness.org/ Book "Access Denied!": https://www.amazon.com/Access-Denied-Robert-Gardner-Jr/dp/1478764805  Book "The Choice We Make": https://www.amazon.com/Choices-Make-Robert-Gardner-Jr-ebook/dp/B0793T6ZQD
40:30
August 02, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Gina Heumann
In this week's episode, I talk with Gina Heumann who when she adopted her second son learned about Reactive Attachment Disorder. This experience led her to write a book, speak about it at a TEDx event, and start the Trauma Drama University to help parents with strategies for reactive children. Here's all the information you know about Gina and her experience: Trauma Drama University: https://www.traumadramauniversity.com/ Gina's TEDx talk, "Childhood Trauma Affects Us All": https://www.ted.com/talks/gina_heumann_childhood_trauma_affects_us_all Gina's audiobook, "Love Never Quits" on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Love-Never-Quits-Infertility-Attachment/dp/B081QX3367/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=love+never+quits+gina+heumann&qid=1627267322&sr=8-1 Learn more about Reactive Attachment Disorder: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reactive-attachment-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20352939
32:26
July 26, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Sam Akhmedov
In this week's episode, I speak with serial entrepreneur Sam Akhmedov. His story is fascinating, coming to the country at 16 and seven year's later he's on the verge of selling another company. This is a good one, folks. Learn more about Sam (given name Sardor): Sardor Akhmedov’s Forbes Councils profile: https://profiles.forbes.com/members/business/profile/Sardor-Akhmedov-COO-Managing-Partner-Jafton-com/7896cf8d-e2af-4ae6-88f1-980e416cc48f Sam Akhmedov’s LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/akhmedov.co Jafton.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaftoncom/ Pushing Boundaries with 23-year old tech entrepreneur Sam Akhmedov: https://app.podcastguru.io/podcast/the-leadership-evolved-podcast-1539848778/episode/pushing-boundaries-with-23-year-old-tech-entrepreneur-sam-akhmedov-dfce773939515916c536f27d77bf46a2 Sam Akhmedov’s Facebook post about leaving social media: https://www.facebook.com/sardor333/posts/4106989026051979
36:22
July 19, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Jeff Le
In this week's episode, I talk with Jeff Le, who is an ultramarathoner, trainer of first-time and new politicians, and an outspoken advocate of anti-Asian hate.  Learn more about Jeff here:  A World of Difference https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20802909/jeff-les-weight-loss-story/ (Here is the PDF of this article: https://www.dcroadrunners.org/images/stories/runner_spotlight/runners_world_2010-06_Jeff_le.pdf)  Jeff's April 2021 Politico article: https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/03/asian-american-aapi-political-power-covid-19-478845  Quotation of the Day: Back to Normal? Not for Many Asian Americans: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/todayspaper/quotation-of-the-day-back-to-normal-not-for-many-asian-americans.html  Here's what Jeff does at Rhino: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210428005150/en/Jeff-Le-Joins-Rhino-as-VP-of-Public-Policy-and-External-Affairs  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffreyDLe
40:36
July 12, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Terry Tucker
This week is my interview with Terry Tucker. He has had to reinvent himself a number of times over the years. Now he’s fighting a terminal cancer diagnosis but that’s not stopping him from living life … and inspiring people along the way.  Learn more about Terry Tucker: Terry Tucker’s book, "Sustainable Excellence": https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1951129512/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thelivingbe0c-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1951129512&linkId=cca851efc671a73cefe5a76436d96cfb  Terry’s website, Motivational Check: https://www.motivationalcheck.com/  The speech that inspires Terry ... Jimmy V 1993 Espy speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuoVM9nm42E&ab_channel=TheVFoundationforCancerResearch  More about Terry's cancer: Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: https://www.healthline.com/health/acral-lentiginous-melanoma  Worth a listen ... The Criminal Justice Evolution Podcast, Episode 330 featuring Terry Tucker: https://www.cjevolution.com/terry-tucker/
36:38
July 05, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Katie Chonacas
This week I chat with Kyriaki, aka Katie Chonacas. She is a true modern Renaissance woman.  We talk about many of her talents and passions, including her podcast, She's All Over the Place and her YouTube comedy series "Couples Therapy."  Here's where to find Katie Chonacas, also known as Kyriaki: Katie Chonacas Website: https://www.chonacas.com/  Here is Katie's book of poetry, A Lover's Fairytale: https://www.amazon.com/LOVERS-FAIRYTALE-WRITTEN-KYRIAKI-CHONACAS/dp/B08XL9QLBN/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=katie+chonacas&qid=1624404935&sr=8-1  She's All Over the Place podcast: https://www.chonacas.com/podcast/ The Sophisticated Psychos Experience: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdGof4G_siXSHCwW3DPzNqg Couples Therapy Season 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su-dWo281x4&list=PLQSdVfHrFOMZAY4JfdziAp5_5CsfjeDLP&ab_channel=TheSophisticatedPsychosExperienceTheSophisticatedPsychosExperience Couples Therapy Season 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mp1O6IhfgQ&list=PLQSdVfHrFOMZW1k1YQB83xXrrtecOvNxs&ab_channel=TheSophisticatedPsychosExperienceTheSophisticatedPsychosExperience  Katie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chonacas/  Katie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/katiechonacas CSI: NY season 1, episode 14: Blood, Sweat and Tears: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0534860/
42:02
June 28, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Danny Coleman
Danny Coleman talks with me this week about his riches to rags story, and how he's on the upward trajectory of his bell curve of a life. We talk about a near bankruptcy after his divorce, a career-ending back injury, and how Led Zeppelin IV changed his life.   Here's how to find Danny:   Danny's Rock On Radio website: https://dannycolemansrockonradio.com/  COA Radio from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sundays: https://www.coaradio.com/rock-on-radio/  Listen to him at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings: https://www.wwfm.org/whats-pocket#stream/0  Danny's WWFM bio: https://www.wwfm.org/people/danny-coleman  Danny Coleman's Rock On Podcast: https://anchor.fm/Rockonpodcast
33:15
June 21, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Valorey
In this week's episode, I talk with My Pal Val! Valory has recaptured her life twice! Once from domestic violence. She escaped that situation, but she battled her weight in the years after she left. She lost 110 pounds, which she said losing the weight saved her life.  Here are two domestic violence resources:  The National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/  Women Helping Women: https://www.womenhelpingwomen.org/  We also talk about the weight loss journey of one person. First, be proud of who you are, and the body you have. But if are looking for help losing weight, consult your doctor or a dietician. Not all weight loss programs are for all people.  Learn more about My Pal Val here: https://valoreysalter.com/about/
34:16
June 14, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Samantha and Kayla
In this episode, I speak with Samantha and Kayla Stewart. They are a married couple who live in southwest Ohio, and for a little while, they were living the #VanLife. In the second part of this interview, I talk with Samantha about her rare brain aneurysm and the children's book she wrote as a result. They want to donate 40,000 copies of Samantha's book to children's hospitals and foster agencies but need your help. GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/MakingSunshine Amazon: Will post when the book is launched  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KaylaAndSamantha TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ilivetodowhatilove Check out my interview with Kari Shafer, who had a brain aneurysm burst during surgery: https://anchor.fm/mdpitman/episodes/Let-Me-Ask-You-Something--Kari-Shafer-etr6sa
29:17
June 10, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Bullseye the Clown
Bullseye the Clown, aka Bryan Lee, has more than a quarter-century of experience teaching people of all ages about how to navigate and deal with bullies. All in big floppy shoes, makeup, and a red nose.  Bullseye will detail many of his anti-bullying strategies and tactics in an upcoming book: Bullseye On Bullying: Survival Tips To Beating The Bullies. You can also catch him on his weekly Youtube show, Bullseye On Bullying. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdf6tsBbAWJSGKi2HQdDOrA/featured) Other places you can find Bullseye the Clown: www.bullseyetheclown.com (http://www.bullseyetheclown.com/) www.facebook.com/bullseyetheclownonbullying (https://www.facebook.com/bullseyetheclownonbullying/) www.instagram.com/bullseye_clown (https://www.instagram.com/bullseye_clown/)
31:09
June 07, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Sara Rose
I talk to Sara Rose this week about her organ donation to her dad. This is an important issue as more than 100,000 people at any given time are waiting for organ donations. Here’s how you can be an organ donor: https://www.donatelife.net Facts about organ donations: https://www.organdonor.gov/statistics-stories/statistics.html Organ donation stuffed pillows: https://etsy.me/3d9v0Ho Organ donation stories I wrote: Monroe teen who died after 2018 crash going to prom saved 6 lives through organ donation: https://www.journal-news.com/news/monroe-teen-who-died-after-2018-crash-going-to-prom-saved-6-lives-through-organ-donation/WJKKZASUKZASNO233JVFACQKZM/ ‘So worth it’: Woman honors parents with kidney donation to Fairfield Twp. stranger: https://www.journal-news.com/news/so-worth-it-woman-honors-parents-with-kidney-donation-to-fairfield-twp-stranger/HCOONVH5QZDUXOONMUFIGW3INI/ Middletown fire chief ‘very lucky person’ 7 months after liver transplant: https://www.journal-news.com/news/middletown-fire-chief-very-lucky-person-7-months-after-liver-transplant/HBKF7QRDZ5C7JGQYCAVSKKWGWA/
37:38
May 31, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Kevin Aldridge
This week I talk with Kevin Aldridge, the opinion editor at the Cincinnati Enquirer and a local pastor. We talk about what prompted him to be a member of the clergy, how that’s influenced his journalism, and how to get younger people involved in the church.
39:48
May 24, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Anna Williams
This week we talk to Anna Williams, a heart disease survivor. She was first diagnosed with heart disease, which runs in her family, at 24 years old. Then a little more than a decade later, in 2018, she nearly died. And in 2019. And in 2020.  She's truly a miracle. Help Anna make an impact with the American Heart Association of Georgia. Support Anna's team in the inaugural 2021 Woman of Impact campaign for the American Heart Association of Georgia. Here's the link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/annasimpact ------------ Facts about heart disease (source: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm)   Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.1 One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease costs the United States about $219 billion each year from 2014 to 2015. This includes the cost of health care services, medicines, and lost productivity due to death. Are you at risk? Learn if you are at risk for heart disease. Take this HeartAware Risk Assessment from The Christ Hospital: https://tch.hahra.net/ra/survey/4057
35:16
May 17, 2021
Let Ma Ask You Something, Doris Lance
We talk about everything from health and wellness to the importance of nature improving one’s mental health, as well as her book and love of nature. Check out Doris Lance's book, Botanical Reflections: Capture Your Days in Words and Pictures (https://www.amazon.com/Botanical-Reflections-Capture-Words-Pictures/dp/1973655020)
37:47
May 10, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Rayne Johnson
In this episode, we talk to rain Johnson, a budding Country music singer who, in my humble and musically inexperienced opinion, will be a household name. Hopefully, I didn’t jinx it. For more on Rayne Johnson, visit his website at www.raynejohnson.com and his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNxmfvc_3Vh3QpT3i6ACHMA). Rayne Johnson music:  iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/rayne-johnson/1267548994  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Zo19GTbgk9V6yCLrIfsxt
34:56
May 03, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, John Agliata
This week on episode 4, I talk to John Agliata about the death of his son, Jacob, and how that impacted his relationship with his wife, why he wrote about it and the legacy his son has left. John wrote in 2002 a story about his son, Jacob. That book can be found on Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1892525739/).  Twelve years later he released The Envelope, a fictionalized story based on his son's death, which also can be found on Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632688743/) If you're struggling with a death of a loved one or a close friend, mental health help is available. Visit www.mentalhealth.gov for a host of services that can help you. (https://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/immediate-help)
36:59
April 26, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Hula Ramos
In this episode, I talk to Hula Ramos, who like 10 million other Americans lost his job during the pandemic. We talk about his journey as he emerges from the ranks of the unemployed and working on three podcasts.
30:36
April 19, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Kari Shafer
In this week’s episode of Let Me Ask You Something, we talk with Kari Shafer about her brain aneurysm that burst during surgery.  Learn more about brain aneurysms from the Mayo Clinic and the UK's National Health Service.
37:42
April 12, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something, Ian MacKenzie-Thurley
In this debut podcast, we talk with Australian-born Ian MacKenzie-Thurley about his American citizenship and the naturalization process.  Let me ask you something...  Have you ever recited the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America?  Can you pass the citizenship test? Citizenship Civics Practice Test  Citizenship stories: 2015 - 72 new American citizens take oath at Miami Hamilton  2016 - 86 people become new American citizens during Butler County ceremony  2017 - 85 take oath for citizenship at Miami University Hamilton  2018 - 99 become American citizens at Hamilton ceremony  2019 - ‘Now they are my people’: Army member from Dayton one of 99 to become U.S. citizen in Hamilton
43:10
April 05, 2021
Let Me Ask You Something podcast introduction
This podcast is about the stories of ordinary people, people we see every day but don’t realize it. They have extraordinary stories that changed their lives. This podcast will share some of those stories.
01:05
March 17, 2021