The only constant in life is change and 2020 has brought unprecedented shifts to our lives; Some positive, and some painful. The “What a Time to be Alive” show, hosted by Sarah Williams features expert guests and explores the exciting topics of today’s ever-shifting world.
Meet Denise Marie Antione; survivor of an attempted childhood abduction, turned humanitarian and yogi. Denise shares the chilling details of her attempted kidnapping and the subsequent journey to healing and acceptance. In her adult life Denise has prioritized investing into the youth and survivors of trauma. She's the former Children's Creative Program Director at Oasis Church and worked as the Donor Relations Manager with Treasures (a L.A. based non-profit providing support and care for women working in the sex industry, including victims of human trafficking). This incredibly touching episode is sure to leave you feeling inspired. As although the scars of trauma may never fully disappear, hope springs from the dark, communities rally together, and we find a strength within ourselves we never knew existed. Enjoy the season 1 finale of What a Time to Be Alive. Check Denise out at https://denisemarieyoga.com
The Composer! Jehad Choate (a.k.a The Sound God) is a sound engineer, sound designer, songwriter, lyricist, and guitarist, and of course; composer! In this episode Jehad gives Sarah a lesson in musical history. Jehad is quite the wordsmith and jokester and keeps this topic fresh and interesting. In addition to a music history lesson, Jehad advocates for more racial diversity in the classical music space and expresses his desire to expand the definition of what it means for a piece to be considered “classical. ” Check out Jehad at https://jehadchoate.com/home
The filmmaker! Bron and Sarah met while filming “Real Acting” a comedy mockumentary series about an out-of-luck acting teacher that assembles a colorful cast of wannabe actors for his unique method of coaching. This episode is full of fun anecdotes and silly stories from filming. Bron shares how he got into the entertainment industry, creating opportunities for himself, his experience being an independent filmmaker, The ups, the downs, and all the fun! Check out Bron’s work on Amazon
Real Acting: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08DNRXCV3/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r
Bad Vibes: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Vibes-Victoria-Ippolito/dp/B07YNZ66Q1
The Prop Maker and Set Builder! Brendan chats with Sarah about his experience in showbiz. Brendan has a vast resume including ‘The Orville,’ ‘New Girl,’ ‘Kidding,’ Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande music videos, and many more. Sarah and Brendan chat about how he got started building sets, the propmakers union, and the intricate work of building. Oh yeah… and Brendan’s Sarah’s boyfriend.
The Spiritual Intuitive! Tanya, deemed as the ‘Psychic Oprah’ during her first radio appearance shares her journey as a spiritual intuitive; From her early interest in tarot cards, to discovering her talent and honing her gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance, to using her intuitive ability to have soul-to-soul conversations with her clients – You won’t want to miss this fascinating episode of What a Time to Be Alive! Check out Tanya at www.soul2soulconversations.com
The Covid episode! Cruz, an ER nurse of 13 years and a Covid-19 survivor shares his experience with the virus, including the gruesome details of his grueling 18-day battle with Corona. We discuss the paradigm shifts that Covid has already caused, including its effect on the healthcare system, conjectures on what the future may hold, and Cruz shares his insight on how to protect yourself and loves ones – All with levity, humor, and optimism for the future. You won’t want to miss the very first episode of What a Time to Be Alive Podcast! Check out Cruz at http://bryanphilipcruz.com