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Real Good Stuff

By scottieappleseed
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Sunset Sounds Befriending Grief

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Sunset Sounds Befriending Grief
In this episode Scott shares stories of the people closest to him that have passed. Inspired by the Resolve Aspire for Equality Conference & a presenter named Aletta. Grief is a necessary part of my life. It has shaped who I am as a person & informs connections with other people. Sunsets are a necessary part of sustaining life. 
54:50
December 13, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Remind Guests about Recording
Even if it is a quick text or email, this is a great practice. Include the best way to get in touch with you as a reminder along with the location of the recording. 
03:39
December 3, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Sound Quality
Sound Quality matters and it is more than just what type of microphone you use or space where you record. 
09:53
December 3, 2020
RealGoodStuff Be An Encourager with Dr. Sam Collins
Sam and Scott talk about what it means to be an encourager, a spark plug, & someone who includes people. Sam is a motivational encourager, organizer & now podcast host. Sam brings together women from all over the world with her organization Aspire for Equality. This December will make Scott's third time participating with an Aspire Conference; Two of them have been virtually. Sam recently launched a podcast called Stripped Back, check it out where you listen to podcasts. 
1:04:29
December 1, 2020
RealGoodStuff Practicing Gratitude
During 2020 gratitude has become a central point in appreciating the people who contribute in creating a podcaster. Thank you to everyone who continues to LOVE ME ANYWAY. Thank you for your patience. "If you hold your hand closed, nothing good can come in. The open hand is blessed, for it gives in abundance, even as it receives.' - Biddy Mason 
1:01:12
November 29, 2020
Lezioni di italiano Mental Health Salute Mentale Therapy Terapia Couseling Consulenza
In a new podcast series from Real Good Stuff: Scott talks about  his journey of learning Italian, sharing about his Italian heritage, a pocket Italian dictionary that was saved from a public library book sale, going to Italy & how it's finally time to get reading  glasses.  In 2010 at LA City College Scott took a year of Italian & after singing songs in Italian for voice lessons & as a voice major at a university there is still so much to learn. Scott comes from a  family of large personalities & big emotional creative tempers on both sides of the family tree, but his dad was adopted. As a little boy,  Scott would sit at the foot of his grandfather Albert's old roll top desk listening to opera together; these are some of his best memories as child. In this episode we talk about the words Mental Health, Therapy and Counseling. Every episode we will discuss a new word or related words in the Italian language.
09:12
October 21, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Leveraging Community Relationships
Leveraging Community Relationships is the key to creating a successful podcast series. 
15:49
October 20, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Prepare An Outline
Prepare an outline 
06:54
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Minimize Background Noise
Minimize Background Noise 
05:09
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Podcasting Verite
Podcasting Verite 
06:03
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Schedule Extra Time
Schedule Extra Time 
04:48
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Record From A Smartphone
Record from a smartphone. 
05:21
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Keep Going
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host, producer & teacher. When creating a podcast series keep going. The process takes time and it is important to be tenacious and continue creating content. Even if people do not understand why you are doing it, you have an important story to share. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening.
14:07
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Get To Know Guests Beforehand
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host, producer & teacher. Getting to know the guests beforehand has been really helpful for me. The conversation flows better the more time spent communicating ahead of time.  If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening.
08:51
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Informational Vs. Conversational
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares  about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast  host, producer & teacher. Podcasts come in different formats: two of the main formats are informational and conversational. Examples are informational podcasts are education, language and sports podcasts. The best informational podcast in my opinion is We The Unhoused with Theo Henderson. There is an innovative style and pace to his podcast series, which I love. Conversational podcasts are the ones I enjoy most and comedy podcasts are my favorite. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening.
09:35
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Double Check Recording Space
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host, producer & teacher. Double Checking the schedule for the recording space is important. Sending out an email or a text to both the guest and anyone involved in the recording as a reminder is proactive. It can help to alleviate anxiety on recording day to perform this double check. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening.
06:12
October 19, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Give Out Business Cards
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host, producer & teacher. Giving out business cards is an important part of connecting with people. After we have parted company it is a good way to remind ourselves of the people we have talked to. In this age of more online communication a digital version of your business card can help to make an impression for future correspondence. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening.
07:23
October 19, 2020
Happy 54th Anniversary to The Black Panther Party for Self Defense founded October 15, 1966
In this episode Scott shares about what he learned in the History of the Black Panther Party course at Portland State University taught by professor Walidah Imarisha, ten years ago. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense was founded on October 15, 1966 by Bobby Seale & Huey P. Newton for the primary purpose of stopping police brutality in African American neighborhoods. In our media we are given a lot of stereotypes about The Black Party, but they were made up mostly of women, they had free breakfast programs for children, literacy programs & free healthcare clinics. They also formed coalitions with other social justice activists groups with many people who were not black. The Black Panther Party existed from 1966 to 1982. Some of the leaders of The Black Panther Party are imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Along with gushing about his favorite professor Walidah Imarisha, Scott talks a lot about Angela Davis the last person & only woman to lead The Black Panther Party. Angela Davis is one of Scott's biggest inspirations & a powerful activist for the abolition of the prison industrial complex. "All Power to the People." Huey P. Newton  
1:08:03
October 18, 2020
World Mental Health Day Stop Standing In The Way Of Social Justice
Thank you for listening this is a deep from the heart share. 
1:30:15
October 11, 2020
Lezioni di italiano Sing Cantare Singing Cantante Choir Coro Music Musica
In a new podcast series from Real Good Stuff: Scott talks about  his journey of learning Italian, sharing about his Italian heritage, a pocket Italian dictionary that was saved from a public library  book sale, going to Italy & how it's finally time to get reading glasses.  In 2010 at LA City College Scott took a year of Italian & after singing songs in Italian for voice lessons & as a voice major  at a university there is still so much to learn. Scott comes from a family of large personalities & big emotional creative tempers on both sides of the family tree, but his dad was adopted. As a little boy, Scott would sit at the foot of his grandfather Albert's old roll top desk listening to opera together; these are some of his best memories as child. In this episode we talk about the word sing and singing. Every episode we will discuss a new word or related words in the Italian language.
15:26
October 11, 2020
Lezioni di italiano Community Comunita Neighborhood Quartiere
In a new podcast series from Real Good Stuff: Scott talks about his journey of learning Italian, sharing about his Italian heritage, a pocket Italian dictionary that was saved from a public library book sale, going to Italy & how it's finally time to get reading  glasses.  In 2010 at LA City College Scott took a year of Italian & after singing songs in Italian for voice lessons & as a voice major at a university there is still so much to learn. Scott comes from a family of large personalities & big emotional creative tempers on both sides of the family tree, but his dad was adopted. As a little boy, Scott would sit at the foot of his grandfather Albert's old roll top desk listening to opera together; these are some of his best memories as child. In this episode we talk about the words community and neighborhood. Every episode we will discuss a new word or related words in the  Italian language.
16:05
October 9, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Practice Practice Practice
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host, producer & teacher. Posting daily on social media is important in growing relationships with listeners & other people who are podcasting. The only way to get better at something is to practice, practice, practice. We practice podcasting by doing and the more podcasts we create and record the better we become as podcasters. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or  scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening.
04:48
October 7, 2020
Lezioni di italiano Lion Leone Leonessa
In a new podcast series from Real Good Stuff: Scott talks about his journey of learning Italian, sharing about his Italian heritage, a pocket Italian dictionary that was saved from a public library book sale, going to Italy & how it's finally time to get reading  glasses.  In 2010 at LA City College Scott took a year of Italian & after singing songs in Italian for voice lessons & as a voice major at a university there is still so much to learn. Scott comes from a family of large personalities & big emotional creative tempers on both sides of the family tree, but his dad was adopted. As a little  boy, Scott would sit at the foot of his grandfather Albert's old roll top desk listening to opera together; these are some of his best memories as child. In this episode we talk about the word Lion. Every episode we will discuss a new word or related words in the  Italian language.
10:57
October 7, 2020
Lezioni di italiano August Agosto
In a new podcast series from Real Good Stuff: Scott talks about his journey of learning Italian, sharing about his Italian heritage, a pocket Italian dictionary that was saved from a public library book sale, going to Italy & how it's finally time to get reading  glasses.  In 2010 at LA City College Scott took a year of Italian & after singing songs in Italian for voice lessons & as a voice major at a university there is still so much to learn. Scott comes from a family of large personalities & big emotional creative tempers on both sides of the family tree, but his dad was adopted. As a little boy, Scott  would sit at the foot of his grandfather Albert's old roll top desk listening to opera together; these are some of his best memories as child. In this episode we talk about the month of August. Every episode we will discuss a new word or related words in the Italian language. 
09:07
October 6, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Post Daily On Social Media
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host,   producer & teacher. Posting daily on social media is important in growing relationships with listeners & other people who are podcasting. Posting and sharing what other people are doing is really a powerful tool in building and growing connections with people through social media and it helps me become a more informed person, podcaster and activist. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening.
07:01
October 6, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Research Guests
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about   things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host,   producer & teacher. Researching guests, asking powerful questions, and finding those unique pieces of information about guests will add a new dimension to your podcasting. If you would like to learn more about  podcasting contact Scott  on social media @scottieappleseed or  scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you  for listening.
05:16
October 5, 2020
Lezioni di italiano Thank You Grazie Gratitude Gratitudine
In a new podcast series from Real Good Stuff: Scott talks about his  journey of learning Italian, sharing about his Italian heritage, a  pocket Italian dictionary that was saved from a public library book  sale, going to Italy & how it's finally time to get reading glasses.  In 2010 at LA City College Scott took a year of Italian & after  singing songs in Italian for voice lessons & as a voice major at a  university there is still so much to learn. Scott comes from a family of  large personalities & big emotional creative tempers on both sides  of the family tree, but his dad was adopted. As a little boy, Scott  would sit at the foot of his grandfather Albert's old roll top desk  listening to opera together; these are some of his best memories as  child. In this episode we talk about the words Thank You & Gratitude. Every episode we will discuss a new word or related words in the  Italian language.
18:24
October 5, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Who Is The Listener
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about  things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host,  producer & teacher. Identifying & thinking about Who Is The Listener to your podcast series is the most important question. Who are you hoping to communicate with, what are you communicating about & why it is important to connect. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott  on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you  for listening.
06:18
October 3, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Make A Guest List
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from 5 years experience as a podcast host,  producer & teacher. Making a guest list is essential; series become real by creating a list of who, what & why we want to talk with people as podcast guests. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott  on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you  for listening.
05:00
October 2, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Listening
In this Podcasting Wisdom series of mini episodes, Scott shares about things he has learned from his 5 years experience as a podcast host, producer & teacher. Listening is the foundation of podcasting & in this episode Scott talks about mic stands getting in the way, the importance of eye contact & why listening is the key to a successful podcast. If you would like to learn more about podcasting contact Scott on social media @scottieappleseed or scott@realgoodstuff.org Thank you for listening. 
04:48
October 1, 2020
Lezioni di italiano Forgiveness Pardono Forgive Pardonare
In a new podcast series from Real Good Stuff: Scott talks about his journey of learning Italian, sharing about his Italian heritage, a pocket Italian dictionary that was saved from a public library book sale, going to Italy & how it's finally time to get reading glasses. In 2010 at LA City College Scott took a year of Italian & after singing songs in Italian for voice lessons & as a voice major at a university there is still so much to learn. Scott comes from a family of large personalities & big emotional creative tempers on both sides of the family tree, but his dad was adopted. As a little boy, Scott would sit at the foot of his grandfather Albert's old roll top desk listening to opera together; these are some of his best memories as child. In this episode we talk about the words Forgive & Forgiveness. Episode we will discuss a new word or related words in the Italian language.
21:36
September 20, 2020
Mental Health Shaming, Homophobia & Homelessness
In this episode Scott shares about his experience growing up in Oregon, a state that is mostly white and founded with black exclusion laws. He shares about his experiences at the intersection of mental health shaming, homophobia, homelessness & white supremacy.
1:07:43
September 2, 2020
Meditation An Invitation To Breathe
In this new meditation series community organizer, activist, podcasthost, producer & teacher Scott Clapson shares about how the storms of our life can yield beautiful results. Whether you've been meditating for years or this is your first time, we invite you to breathe. This podcast is dedicated to Ben, Eric & Reagan.
1:02:57
September 1, 2020
Music Is the Bridge: Urban Voices Project with Leeav Sofer
In this episode Co-Founder & Co-Director of Urban Voices Project, Leeav Sofer is the first guest ever for a virtual Real Good Stuff. Leeav talks with Scott about Urban Voices Project 3rd virtual performance of the year, how he said "Yes" to working on skid row with music, & how music connects us to one another. Every Wednesday at 4pm Urban Voices Project hosts a Neighborhood Sing. These gatherings pre-pandemic happened at the Wesley Health Center on San Pedro in Skid Row. During the pandemic we transferred all music classes, choir rehearsals & Neighborhood Sings to zoom calls. Out of this was born a virtual choir performance in the early summer & now we are hosting our second one August 23, 2020. Look to the Rainbow. UrbanVoicesProject.org or Facebook.com/UrbanVoicesProject Thank you Leeav Sofer & everyone at Urban Voices Project & thank you for listening. 
36:16
August 17, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom Creating Your Own Podcast Series
In this episode of Podcasting Wisdom, Scott shares about podcasting as a mental health recovery tool in his own life, as a community organizing medium & anthropological phenomenon. Scott would like to help you create your own podcast series He has over 5 yrs podcast host & production experience & over a year teaching.
29:12
August 12, 2020
The Source & Listening with Joan Howard
Community Organizer Joan Howard sits down to talk with Scott about The Source at the LA Public Libraries & why the library is an important resource for people who are experiencing homelessness.
17:12
August 10, 2020
Radical Hospitality with Kerry Morrison
Kerry Morrison of Heart Forward LA talks with Scott about mental health, homelessness and leading with our hearts. Kerry was inspired by a mental health transformation movement in Trieste, Italy, to grow collaborative relationships, bring people together and transform the way we are in community with people who are struggling with their mental health. Trieste and their innovative approach to mental health is world famous and Kerry has a vision to bring their practices and principles to Hollywood and Los Angeles.   
1:11:51
July 25, 2020
Change Your Algorithm with Joel Relampagos
Change Your Algorithm is a new mental health class series that focuses on reprogramming our minds and thoughts. Change Your Algorithm Founder Joel Relampagos sits down with Scott to talk about this new mental health program. Joel is a Executive Television Television Producer, Podcast Host of The Empowered Mind, and Recovery Dharma group facilitator. To learn more and to sign up for a class visit ChangeAlgorithm,com it is free and each meeting is peer facilitated group discussion lead by a therapist, with a short mindfulness meditation following. Check out his podcast The Empowered Mind available on YouTube and other listening platforms. 
26:00
June 26, 2020
Podcasting Wisdom: Social Capital
In this episode Real Good Stuff host and producer Scott Clapson defines social capital, community organizing and a speech he delivered on social capital in 2015. Social Capital is defined as "the networks of relationships among people  who live and work in a particular society, enabling that society to  function effectively."
35:30
May 28, 2020
Currency of Service with Robert Galinksy
thebenchplay.com Robert is the first returning guest on RealGoodStuff.org
45:42
May 26, 2020
Expressing Vulnerability with Chevelle
Chevelle and Scott sit down to talk about expressing vulnerability. Chevelle is one of the podcasting students, with Scott, and is working on creating his own podcast series Hollywood Intersectionalities and highlighting stories of people who came to LA pursuing their dreams of working in the entertainment industry. 
1:27:25
May 21, 2020
Crosspollination & The Hollywood Food Coalition with John Billingsley
In this episode John Billingsley sits down with Scott to talk about the Hollywood Food Coalition. They talk about the volunteer driven nature of HoFoCo and the hundreds of volunteers a week that interact with people who are unhoused and how that can change perceptions/stereotypes about people we consider to be different from ourselves. They also talk about cross pollination and the number nonprofits in Hollywood that interact with people who are unhoused and how coming together in coalition building is key to everyone doing their part to change our culture and allow us to see people who are surviving homelessness as human beings, just like us. Follow them on social media and Check them out at HoFoCo.org 
57:39
April 30, 2020
Gentrification, Grassroots & Good Friends with Gess Marroquin
In this episode Gess Marroquin sits down with Scott to talk about gentrification in East Hollywood, grassroots activism & Gess’s involvement in the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council. Gess & Scott met over ten years ago at LA City College where they were both student organizers. This touching episode is a decade of grassroots organizer friendship in the making.
1:18:47
April 30, 2020
Inclusion on the Dancefloor with Cynthia Malaran DJ Cherish the Luv
Season 1 Producer, Cynthia Malaran sits down with Scott to talk about inclusion on the dancefloor. 
55:44
January 2, 2020
SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coaltion with Dorit Dowler-Guerrero
Dorit, a board member & volunteer training with SELAH Neighborhood Homeless Coalition, sits down with Scott to talk about how SELAH does outreach to their unhoused friends & neighbor. SELAH has an innovative, energetic approach offering showers, meals, outreach & shuttles to & from their resource/services locations. They understand the importance of collaboration & working together to address the crisis of homelessness in our city.
1:08:22
January 1, 2020
A Crisis Decades in the Making with Roberta Morris
Roberta Morris sits down with Scott to talk about her decades of activism around helping people who are facing evictions, struggling with shelter, and social isolation. Roberta shares how the this crisis around homelessness has been building for decades. 
35:22
January 1, 2020
Cardborigami Shelters with Genevieve Liang
Cardborigami  director Genevieve Liang sits down with Scott to talk about their innovative cardboard sleeping shelters & collaboration. Genevieve has been collaborating with Safe Parking LA, SELAH Neighborhood Homeles Coalition, numerous nonprofit organizations & churches around Los Angeles.
53:29
January 1, 2020
Growing Healthy Social Connections with Nadia Genet
Nadia Genet sits down with Scott to talk about emotional support listening & encouragement. Nadia shares about breaking down boxes & what it means to be human and listen to one another. Nadia opens up about her struggle with addiction & how a low point in her car lead her to flourish in new experiences. Nadia is an emotional support listener & encouragement to people around her.
30:08
January 1, 2020
The Power of Storytelling with Beowulf Jones
Storytelling Coach Extraordinaire Beowulf Jones sit’s down with Scott to talk about the power of storytelling.
53:28
December 29, 2019
Laundry Love with Christian Kassoff
Laundry Love Huntington Beach CoFounder & Laundry Love new location coach Christian Kassof sits down with Scott to talk about being in community with people who are homeless, the intersection of a laundromat & the importance of clean clothes.
22:41
December 29, 2019
Gardening and Growing Empathy with Charles Malki
IV Organics Founder & A Million Drops Gardening Educator Charles Malki sits down with Scott to talk about his experience teaching gardening the A Million Drops Learning Center & how we can grow empathy with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
35:27
December 29, 2019
Creativity Transforms with Megan Hatfield
Megan Hatfield is a published author, singer, poet & artist. She has volunteered to teach poetry & art at A Million Drops. Her new book “Fly Bird, Sing!” is available on Amazon. 
18:48
December 23, 2019
Motivation and Self Love with Eric West
Eric sits down with Scott to talk about how he uses motivation, positive self talk and self love to keep going, even during the darkest and hardest of moments. Eric is an actor and fitness trainer. 
27:29
December 15, 2019
Mental Health & Community Outreach with KTown for All Volunteer Will Jackson
Will and Scott talk about the building relationships with members of our community who are surviving homelessness and why listening is important. 
21:26
December 15, 2019
The Importance of Mentoring with Craig Becton
Craig Becton sits down with Scott Clapson to talk about how mentoring can make a difference in our lives and help people rise to new opportunities and creativity. 
27:49
December 15, 2019
Compassion Connection with Andrew Pyles-Froemming
Andrew Pyles- Froemming has been coordinating the shower program at Hollywood Adventist Church for the last five years. Through the power of listening they discovered personal care is what their unhoused neighbors needed. 
12:55
December 15, 2019
The Power of Gratitude with Jason Balgas
Jason Balgas has volunteered at A Million Drops. He believes strongly in the power of gratitude. Jason shares how his gratitude practice has changed his life.
11:36
December 8, 2019
Our Brilliant Stories Matter With Founding Director Maike Both
A Million Drops Founding Director, Maike Both, sits down with Scott to talk about how A Million Drops got it's start, why she started it & the five year anniversary in December 2018. A Million Drops is a grassroots nonprofit serving people who are surviving homelessness & helping connect them to learning opportunities to help them grow. We are grateful to Maike for all of her amazing compassionate work.
14:08
December 8, 2019
Journey To Empathy with Robert Galinsky
Robert Galinsky is an actor, playwright, volunteer & activist. His play The Bench: A Homeless Love Story is helping shift stereotypes & understanding the stories of people who are surviving homelessness. He is also the resident acting teacher for A Million Drops.
19:46
December 3, 2019