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Off Track With Troy

Off Track With Troy

By Troy Schroeder

This Podcast is directed at bearing your story, sharing your experiences with the goal to help others. Talking about community, humanity, heartwarming stories of overcoming obstacles.
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Nick and Jules Johnson - Speaking about Autism and raising a son with Autism
Nick and Jules Johnson - Speaking about Autism and raising a son with Autism
Nick and Jules speak about all things Autism and raising their own son with Autism 
01:52:56
April 30, 2021
Road of Worry leads to a road of Recovery -Chaise Patton
Road of Worry leads to a road of Recovery -Chaise Patton
Chaise and I discuss his battle with Brain Cancer, the emotions that it comes with, along with the strength and those that join your battle !!! Chaise is by far one of the bravest and strong men I have had the opportunity to friend, discussing this with him was an honor and I look forward to making a second episode with him in the near future. I should have kept recording as we had a short discussion afterward and it was really good...maybe that will all make the next podcast !! 
01:08:49
October 30, 2020
Pastor Sara Hill and I talk about my skewed thoughts on religion among the things we are facing in our current society
Pastor Sara Hill and I talk about my skewed thoughts on religion among the things we are facing in our current society
Join Sara and me as we chat about religion in a very open way, with no judgment, just talk understanding and opinions. 
01:26:41
August 28, 2020
Zac Nuzum and myself talk about the current situation with Racism in our country
Zac Nuzum and myself talk about the current situation with Racism in our country
Hope you will take the next couple hours and be open-minded to this conversation, we still live in a world full of hate I wanted to talk to Zac to help set the record straight, let someone of color explain it, Zac is an absolutely wonderful young man, and he definitely carries himself well!!!   
02:06:08
August 07, 2020
Where have I been and My thoughts
Where have I been and My thoughts
Hey, guys its been a while, so take a listen to my brief story about being sick, hit over the head with the depression hammer, and just everything that's going on  - April 3rd will be episode 1 of season 2 
26:39
March 27, 2020
#17 - James Hetzler - James and I talk NERDY Photography Stuff! (Warning this one is alot of BIZ talk..no crazy life story in this one Just NERDY PhotoTalk)
#17 - James Hetzler - James and I talk NERDY Photography Stuff! (Warning this one is alot of BIZ talk..no crazy life story in this one Just NERDY PhotoTalk)
James and I spoke back in March in Florida, same time as Nate ( Last weeks Episode) , so James is part of the Oh Crap where did I put those files deal...which is funny cause we discuss FILE STORAGE in the interview ..LOL James Works for Shirk Photography ( yes I make fun of Ben ) I really appreciate James being patient with posting these late , I hope you enjoy our convo if your into NERDY PHOTO Talk  
33:58
September 20, 2019
#16 - Nate and Teresa Peterson -Sort of Lost Episode- Talking about the Struggles of Husband Wife Work Teams
#16 - Nate and Teresa Peterson -Sort of Lost Episode- Talking about the Struggles of Husband Wife Work Teams
Nate and his lovely wife Teresa, own and operate their portrait studio in Wisconsin,  we sat down back in March 2019 and since I had moved the file to a hard drive that needed to be found ...and here we are, we speak to one another about the struggles of working alongside your spouse, along with the struggles of learning and putting things into practice    
01:35:03
September 13, 2019
My Thoughts on 9/11 - #Never Forget
My Thoughts on 9/11 - #Never Forget
Sharing a  quick thought about that terrible day 18 years ago ........
14:54
September 13, 2019
#15 - Emma Gibson - Finding Peace and Positivity in the face of Illness
#15 - Emma Gibson - Finding Peace and Positivity in the face of Illness
Emma is a absolute JOY to be around ,and to see her strength as a 21 year facing Lupus is really a pretty BRAVE sight to see  
01:11:55
September 06, 2019
#14 - Ted Sandeen - He knows every movie line EVER!!
#14 - Ted Sandeen - He knows every movie line EVER!!
What do Ted and I talk about ...oh just all things your NOT supposed to talk about .... Religion , Politics , and what not, along with some good humor. More importantly we talk about the loss of his niece , and how its shaped Ted ! Sit back ,Listen and Enjoy  
01:20:43
August 30, 2019
Turning the tables on Myself- My Friend Mitch Lunn interviews me , Off Track Troy Episode 13
Turning the tables on Myself- My Friend Mitch Lunn interviews me , Off Track Troy Episode 13
What Up ..I'm BACK, and Glad to be This week you get to Listen to my buddy Mitch interview me , turning the tables on myself. Mitch I wrap up my interview pretty quick and then continue to talk about Mitch and the loss of his Sister , so really this is like two podcast in one . Sit back and Enjoy. 
53:55
August 22, 2019
My Absence
My Absence
Just a quick cast to explain where I've been the past 6 weeks ...I'm happy to be back !!!!
04:30
August 21, 2019
Josh Petersen - Moving Forward
Josh Petersen - Moving Forward
Josh Talks about Falling away from the Mormon Church , Questionable Biz Venture , Where that has led him, and ending with family issues Josh really opens up about his battle with Church/Life Josh had bought a studio and with the hopes of it working in his favor after a 5 year struggle hes Moving forward We talk about falling apart with his dad and the wisdom that has bestowed on him Josh even shortly interviews me and some of my thoughts on Life changes 
02:12:24
June 21, 2019
Billy and Kaely Pillars( Well Mostly Billy LOL) - Rough Childhood Leads to Forgiveness and a Well Rounded Man is Built
Billy and Kaely Pillars( Well Mostly Billy LOL) - Rough Childhood Leads to Forgiveness and a Well Rounded Man is Built
Billy speaks about his parents struggle and how it and the Military have shaped him , I think my intro will be a good explanation of what we talk about . Billy has some great insight and life practices learned from what he dealt with and or is dealing with currently with him family and from the military. Kaely  is so full of cheerfulness ...at least when you see her, but she struggles from a biological trait of depression , her and Billy are a good team on a daily basis when fighting that. I know this episode is long , but I promise Billy and Kaely have ALOT to share ,and its very worth the listen !!!! 
02:10:39
June 07, 2019
Audrey and Byron Woulard Tough Conversations need to happen
Audrey and Byron Woulard Tough Conversations need to happen
The three of us tackle some tough subjects with race and the divide , Audrey and Byron are SUPER  REAL , they lay their feelings out there in order to make change , real change. I enjoyed our conversation and always enjoy their company, We start of with some friendly discussion and jump into how to not be offensive when I speak about being descriptive of my Black Friends , we tackle our industry , world matters and so on. I hope you open yourself up and listen to the message in this cast.
01:51:58
June 01, 2019
Zay & Morgan - Young Life Struggles
Zay & Morgan - Young Life Struggles
Today is something a bit different as I talk to Zay & Morgan , Two High School Students from Fort Dodge Iowa They are a bit nervous and shy , but things come out and they have some interesting thoughts I really hope to do this again with some young adults as I think its important to share this platform with them !!    
01:15:34
May 24, 2019
Lydia - " I'm not broken" - Story about Sexual Assault and the Strong Person She Came to Be
Lydia - " I'm not broken" - Story about Sexual Assault and the Strong Person She Came to Be
Lydia and I speak about her story dealing with sexual assault , Lydia opens up about what happen to her as a child that has lead to the incredible adult she is. Lydia is a STRONG and supportive woman for women ( I hope I did the woman women thing right I HAVE A GED ..LOL) ...she cares deeply about children , and women's rights. I ask that you listen to her story and truly listen to the pain in her voice , learn from this how to support someone dealing with this situation 
01:22:09
May 17, 2019
Kay Eskridge Tween Biz and the Story of Dementia and her Father
Kay Eskridge Tween Biz and the Story of Dementia and her Father
0- 3:00 Intro 3:00 -9:00 WE chat about friendship , Phoenix Snow , Dust Storms 9:00 Tweens 8 year old to 12 years old- and how they Act 11:00 Kids cant be kids anymore 12:00 Jumping my bike and selling Girl Scout Cookies 14:00 No more Family Dinners at Home   15:00 Making 8 year old act like 8 year olds 16:00 Thats my Girl - Not her Scars 18:00 I used my heart before I saw with my eyes 20:00 Dont you think with every Photograph you take you leave a legacy 26:00 Adoption Jokes 27:00 Talking about Dementia 29:00 Hard to Hang On 32:00 My Parents buy me Lunch 35:00 Having to bring Dad back 38:00 Nobody prepares you for this 40:00 Uncle Wilbur 45:00 Funny Stories that Break your heart 49:00 Kay ran to the Fridge ..LOL 50:00 Old people have no Value ?? 52:00 Kay say the F-Word 7 times 53:00 Kay Explains how much she loves the F word 55:00 Hoping for something horrible - so no suffering will take place 55:30 Still Believing  in God   58:00 Talk about the next time ..Kay and I have a Pod cast in the Future 59:00 We talking about This Podcast being Names Shirtless ...my first name thought Funny Finish
01:01:56
May 10, 2019
Colleen Peace - Start doing something you love
Colleen Peace - Start doing something you love
 I really Enjoyed talking with Colleen about misdiagnoses, leading to what she loves doing , running a Gym for Women , helping with not just their physical health , but mental , and healthy way of living    We both talk about the struggles of owning small biz and that we are not loaded because we operate are own biz   Life Struggles - helping people and just a good conversation    Sorry for the Short Time line ...I'm shooting dance all week and I'm BEHIND ..but I'm honest. Back to normal time lines next week  
01:12:51
May 03, 2019
Jaimy Ellis - The Empowering of People
Jaimy Ellis - The Empowering of People
Jaimy and I talk about everything from Empowering the clients in front of her, without her even knowing shes doing it , to food lines , politics and our personal opinions. Greeting Mom and Dad Influence Empowering Young Ladies This is my 2nd recording EVER ...so you'll here about me wanting to name it Off Track with Troy Politics, Groups and opinions  
01:02:35
April 26, 2019
Aaron Vovk Episode 4 - We talk about the subject most people shy from , Religion....but thats not all ( And Dont worry its not to churchy )
Aaron Vovk Episode 4 - We talk about the subject most people shy from , Religion....but thats not all ( And Dont worry its not to churchy )
Welcome to Episode 4 , Normally I give a Time Line , but this time its going to be a  bit more general . First 5-7mins - My Intro to Aaron and me and Aaron back and forth  about gibber jabber Around the 8:30 Mark we talk about Jesus hanging with Hookers 15Min Mark Tough Questions Just Past 18 mins we chat about Social media being a issue Around 23min Mark " Before you point out the speck in my Eye you should Pull the Log out of yours "  GOOD STUFF 25 Min Mark wondering if People are still listening 27 Min Mark God Created you to be Beautiful The next 15 mins is all the Good stuff
52:18
April 19, 2019
Jessica Robertson - Life - Friends - Team/Co workers - We share a Struggle
Jessica Robertson - Life - Friends - Team/Co workers - We share a Struggle
0- 5:00 Intro 6:00 Kids and Freezing Time 8:15 Husband 9:15 Im So good 10:00 Scary 11:15 Tell us What You Do 11:45 Tow Employees 12:30 How do you keep your Employees 16:28 Freedom 17:20 What Struggle did you overcome in the Industry 20:10 Can be Ripped away from me 24:25 Measure of Success 27:50 Put your Dog on a Treadmill 27:55 I Mentioned the other name of this show - On a Tangent -LOL 34:25 End Goal 36:59 We share Adventure Stories 40:45 Getting Robbed 43:15 Again Me on  a Tangent ( Off Track) 44:55 A  Struggle 49:15 Senior Market 52:20 I mention the Gang _ Ben Shirk -Dan McClanahan, Michael Cerizo , Ted Sandeen , Dave Junion 55:20 Throwing Ben Shirk under the Bus 57:00 Gambling Story 57:20 Shout out to Jen Hellenga 01:00:00 Dad Encouraging me From here we talk about a Deep Struggle and how it effects both of us
01:26:52
April 15, 2019
Turning the Tables Interviewing Jed Taufer of the Podcast The Conversation - Talking about love of people , Adoption , and all things GOOD!!
Turning the Tables Interviewing Jed Taufer of the Podcast The Conversation - Talking about love of people , Adoption , and all things GOOD!!
00:00 - 03:00 we chitter chat  3:10 Goodness - "Greater is he thats in me" ( Hope I got that right) 4:25 God works through all of us 6:30 My Thanks to Jed for Podcasting me 7:35 Aasha Fund 7:50 Orphans in Nepal 11:20 Im Ashamed 12:00 Jed talks about a Humbling experience 13:30  Most humbling part of my Life 15:30 Learning Joy 16:36 Jed's a wordsmith 16:50 Lets Talk adoption 17:00 Why Jed and Vicki pick Nepal 20:05 Brief talk about their Journey 21:45 Advice about Adoption 22:50 Potential great Challenge and Joy 24:25 My Skin is different ( GREAT STORY ) 30:05 Right Place Right Time/People 35:25 My Challenge for people to Donate to Aasha Fund Stick around and listen to my recap after Jed and I end
42:19
April 05, 2019
Mercedes Brandt - Tackling Obstacles
Mercedes Brandt - Tackling Obstacles
Welcome to Off Track With Troy Episode 1 with guest Mercedes Brandt 0:35 Early Stage of Friendship 3:00 Explains Gay Talk 4:45 People not being Face to Face 10:55 Breaking into Life Talk 16:49 1st Off Track 20:00 Felt Free 23:18 2nd Off Track 27:45 I couldn't Identify 29:15 Nugget to Parents 32:45 I spit Religious Talk ( OH BOY)   37:45 Same Love 40:50 BABY!! 46:20 Fear in Our Industry 50:48 Vegas Cabby Talk 53:10 Loosing Sister 57:50 All I need is a hug 107:50 Crying in the shower 132: Talk to your Kids The perfect ending and how to find Mercedes
01:42:51
March 29, 2019
Intro to Off Track With Troy
Intro to Off Track With Troy
Welcome to Off Track with Troy ( also known as Off Track Troy) , looking forward to bringing you some raw stories , about Life , Politics , Religion, Business  and so on ....this first episode is a short explication of what we will be talking about . 
05:21
March 20, 2019