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Why Am I Podcast

Why Am I Podcast

By Greg Sowell
A conversation with people who do interesting things to trace the path that brought them to where they are.
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Why Am I Saskia Wilson-Brown
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Saskia Wilson-Brown.  Saskia has been in and around TV production for some time, even being part of the Silver Lake Film Festival in LA.  She’s also a great podcaster, and BTW has founded and runs the Institute of Art and Olfaction.  More than that she’s a driven artist that tears walls down so that people can connect with each other and connect with arts of all kinds no matter who wants to keep the secrets locked away.  She’s kind of a badass.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Saskia. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://artandolfaction.com/saskia-wilson-brown/, https://www.instagram.com/artandolfaction/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:25:17
June 19, 2022
Why Am I Anna Ream
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Anna Ream.  She came with an impressive list of “who she is”, but the highlights are: practicing artist, photographer, mother, wife, purchaser of things, and person of faith.  We discuss how photography is a super power that opens avenues through which Anna is able to examine herself, her life, and her feelings.  At the end of all of it she has a tangible object that can then help others along their path.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Anna. Please show them some love on their socials here: http://www.annaream.com/about/, https://www.instagram.com/anna_ream/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:27:53
June 13, 2022
Why Am I Tanya Candler
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Tanya Candler.  Tanya has lived a lot of lives: she was in the metal band Kitty in the 90s, was a dental technician for a little while, does voice acting and coaching, is an awesome podcaster, and a proud mama!  She pulls zero punches, takes zero ducks, always speaks her mind, but she’s very thoughtful, kind, and nurturing while she does it…quite an interesting set of traits.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Tanya. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://anchor.fm/21stcenturyrockermom, https://www.instagram.com/21stcenturyrockermom/, https://twitter.com/TanyaCandler, https://www.tiktok.com/@21stcenturyrockermom?lang=en. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:15:35
June 05, 2022
Fantasy Restaurant Mountain Head
Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert.  There are no wrong answers!  These dudes read the brief…some of their choices are straight out of Indiana Jones LOL.  I hope you enjoy this crazy meal with Mountain Head. Inspired by one of my favorite podcasts: https://www.offmenupodcast.co.uk/ Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.mountainheadmusic.com/, https://www.instagram.com/mountainhead/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
16:52
May 29, 2022
Why Am I Mountain Head
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guests this go around are Ben and Kyle of the band Mountain Head.  This brotherly duo has what they describe as a psychedelic sound that’s always evolving.  That description not only fits the music, but also the men themselves.  We start with a DMT experience in a public park, move to talking about how the self is the biggest unused resource, and talk about changing habits.  These fellas are deep thinkers, and it’s going to take me some time to dissect everything we talked about.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this chat with Mountain Head. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.mountainheadmusic.com/, https://www.instagram.com/mountainhead/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:31:42
May 29, 2022
Why Am I Corey Easley
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Corey Easley.  Cory is a man of many passions: he’s a fitness professional, hilarious podcaster, and a comic.  He’s also a nurturer, though I don’t think he would use those words…he’d likely say a motivator.  More than that he’s a work in progress.  He’s constantly trying to be a better version of himself and guess what, he wants to bring you along with him.  Go subscribe to his podcast “Corey has a podcast” right now, then come back and listen to this episode.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Corey. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/corey-has-a-podcast/id1517056083, https://www.instagram.com/whatsthebodylookinlike/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:48:10
May 22, 2022
Why Am I Peter Krask
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Peter Krask.  He is a writer, photographer, mentor, maker, guide, and educator.  He’s also a deep thinker, putting a lot of time examining the way he feels about things and then putting that into his work.  Something that really struck me is how he looks at art.  To Peter, it seems to truly be alive with its own thoughts, feelings, and intentions.  The way he talks about art, it knows what it wants and will guide you to it.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this chat with Peter. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.petermkrask.com/, https://pmkcreativityguide.com. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:32:27
May 15, 2022
Why Am I Brian Brewer
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Brian Brewer.  Brian and I go way back; we used to work together back in the early 2000s.  He’s one of the most introspective folks I’ve met, but like most folks growth came at a price…or perhaps more accurately growth was a result of paying a price.  I tell you what…if you ever meet Brian, be sure to ask him about El Paso.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Brian. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.facebook.com/brian.brewer.712, brianscottbrewer@gmail.com. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:23:26
May 08, 2022
Why Am I Jafar Sandouk
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Jafar Sandouk.  He’s a multi talented musician who writes all of his music, records each instrument, and then also does all of the post production himself.  It’s hard to imagine someone would want to do all of that themselves, until you realize that’s the one way he can truly communicate with others completely.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Jafar. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://howlincircus.com/, https://www.instagram.com/howlincircus/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:17:59
May 01, 2022
Why Am I Abbey Cook
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Abbey Cook.  She’s a fashion trend forecaster by day and in her free time, she’s an angelic tap dancer.  I was delighted to learn about how Abbey blends science and art to predict the future.  She immersed herself in cultures all over the world to feel her way to the truth.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Abbey. Please show them some love on their socials here: http://abbeycook.com/, https://www.instagram.com/abbeylcook/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbey-cook-119a7b54/, https://www.thetastecurators.com/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:01:29
April 23, 2022
Why Am I Lish Steiling
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Lish Steiling.  She has been a chef for two decades, worked as a food stylist, has won an Emmy, won her season of Chopped, and she still says one of her proudest moments is when one of her line cooks learned to hold a spoon like a pencil.  That blows me away; someone who has accomplished so much is proudest of her impacts on the people around her.  Join me in learning why food is emotional with Lish. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lish-steiling-345245a8/, https://www.instagram.com/lishsteiling/?hl=en, https://www.lishsteiling.com/, https://www.thetastecurators.com/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:16:31
April 17, 2022
Why Am I Alex Hajjar
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Alex Hajjar.  He’s an interesting mix of traffic engineer and musician.  It’s always interesting to me when I see someone who is technical and also artistic.  He’s also a host of a fantastic podcast called Social Animals that explores how people experience friendship in their life, and the stories that go along with it.  He’s got an awesome voice and an easy rapport with his guests.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Alex. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://linktr.ee/socialanimalspodcast. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:30:14
April 10, 2022
Why Am I Sam Knuth
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Sam Knuth.  Sam is a long-time techie, currently a senior director for Red Hat, possibly a dog owner, an author of awesome ideas, and he's also a late diagnosed Autistic person.  It’s obvious he’s done a lot of study and reflection in general, but he doesn’t hold this knowledge inside just for himself, rather he takes the time to break down individual concepts so that it is ingestible by anyone.  I hope you join me with curiosity in this conversation with Sam. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samfw/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:19:53
April 03, 2022
Fantasy Restaurant Jenny Radcliffe
Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert.  There are no wrong answers!  Jenny’s meal basically breaks down to bread, but not just bread…there’s also bread.  I’ve never had anyone set the atmosphere quite like Jenny does…afternoon drinks with the dolphins LOL.  I hope you enjoy this meal with Jenny. This is a great background primer on Jenny, and ultimately the video that compelled me to contact her(worth a watch!): https://youtu.be/R3ycxy7DE98 Please show them some love on their socials here: https://humanfactorsecurity.co.uk/, https://humanfactorsecurity.co.uk/podcast-2/, https://twitter.com/Jenny_Radcliffe. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!) RHNqwhm3rAdnu6bhqWYJ
40:06
February 20, 2022
Why Am I Pop Haydn
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Pop Haydn.  He grew up in rural Tennessee as a minister’s son, and in fact he almost become one himself until he thought: “Nah, I’ll become a magician instead” LOL.  He’s been all over, met his heroes, been a big part of the magic castle, and by all accounts been very accomplished, and yet even at 72 he’s still learning new things, still pushing himself.  Pop’s audio is a little rough here and there, but his stories well make up for it.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Pop. Please show them some love on their socials here: http://www.pophaydn.com/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whit_Haydn, https://www.popsmagic.com/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCGHDgQyGBPOQi-F_BKA3Fg. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:02:22
February 13, 2022
Why Am I Jenny Radcliffe
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Jenny Radcliff.  I don’t know if I have the time to properly introduce her, but here’s some of the highlights: she’s a self proclaimed Scouser, an amazing story teller, an award winning podcast host, oh and by the way she’s paid by folks to burglarize them.  This is often referred to as a social engineer, but in essence she’s paid to travel all over the world to lie, cheat, and steal her way into places to assess their physical security.  She’s a serious badass, but she’s also empathetic and kind.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Jenny. This is a great background primer on Jenny, and ultimately the video that compelled me to contact her(worth a watch!): https://youtu.be/R3ycxy7DE98 Please show them some love on their socials here: https://humanfactorsecurity.co.uk/, https://humanfactorsecurity.co.uk/podcast-2/, https://twitter.com/Jenny_Radcliffe. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:14:59
February 06, 2022
Why Am I Rocky Powell
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Rocky Powell.  This party god, and yes I’m calling her that, is a talented improviser in NYC, but she is also the host of the exceptionally funny Wild Nights podcast(https://linktr.ee/wildnightswithrockypowell) where she interviews comedians about some of their, you guessed it, wildest nights.  Join the rest of the party god squad and enjoy this chat with Rocky. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://linktr.ee/wildnightswithrockypowell, https://twitter.com/wildnightspod, https://www.instagram.com/wildnightswithrocky. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:20:25
January 30, 2022
Fantasy Restaurant Jeni B
Welcome to the warmup exercise for the Why Am I podcast called “the Fantasy Restaurant.”  In here my guests get to pick their favorite: drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert.  There are no rules in the restaurant…not even the laws of physics exist if you don’t want them to.  These are usually a patron only exclusive, but I’m putting this out there because Jeni is honestly just too much fun, and she puts together a hell of a meal.  To hear more, head to https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod and I hope you enjoy this meal with Jeni.   Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.thisisitactually.com/, https://www.instagram.com/thisisitactually/, https://twitter.com/jenibesworth. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. PS: this is inspired by the Off Menu Podcast If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
27:50
January 23, 2022
Why Am I Jeni B
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Jeni B.  This lady is a machine; she’s a single mother of two teenage girls(which I think she’s the most proud of), a career TV producer, writing instructor, an awesome podcast host and producer, and truly, just an all around good human.  Having found her through her podcast I have to say that she gives me some definite production goals; she covers some heavy topics with the effortless precision and grace of a ballet dancer.  I want to be as accomplished and humble about it as Jeni when I grow up.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Jeni B. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.thisisitactually.com/, https://www.instagram.com/thisisitactually/, https://twitter.com/jenibesworth. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:06:21
January 16, 2022
Why Am I Dennis Scott
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Dennis Scott.  He’s won some Grammys and Emmys, but as he says “nobody cares about your resume.”  How does one balance a career in music production…you start a Beatles tribute band and get them a Grammy nomination, of course LOL.  This guy has a work ethic that exhausts me just mentioning it.  Before we jump to the episode I want to quickly remind folks that if you join the patreon, you get access to our warmup exercise the Fantasy Restaurant.  Here we build their dream meal with no rules or restrictions, we laugh and I loudly judge their choices.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Dennis. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://thankyoumisterrogers.com/, http://www.thewannabeatles.com/, http://www.dennisscott.net/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:35:59
January 09, 2022
Why Am I Addy Starr
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Addy Starr.  During the week she’s a middle school French teacher, and on the weekends, she’s a professional wrestler…like the kinda stuff you see on TV.  I really have trouble thinking of two things that seem more diametrically opposed, but not only do they coexist in Addy but they genuinely compliment and build one another up.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with the “All-American Canadian” Addy. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://twitter.com/AddyStarr, https://www.instagram.com/p/CW0dPTMFxjc/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:32:58
January 02, 2022
Why Am I George Larrimore
Hi I’m Greg Sowell, and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I find interesting people and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is George Larrimore.  He’s a Southerner who started collecting stories at a young age, and liked it so much he moved to California to do it full time for TV.  George has the knack for finding the story behind the story, but not only that, he’s going to tell it to you in a way that connects you to it…makes you care about it.  He’s bringing a voice to folks…or perhaps helping to tell their truth louder than they would have been able to on their own.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with George. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.facebook.com/george.larrimore.1 Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:42:25
December 26, 2021
Why Am I Adrienne Dobson
Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Adrienne Dobson.  She’s an actress, a beautiful singer, and oh, by the way, also the director of the theater company.  Adrienne was kind enough to talk to me about how life was prior, and the coming to terms with a pandemic, and then the hope she feels as things come back to us.  The arts are important to a lot of us…the arts are important to me and I want to do whatever I can to keep them alive.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Adrienne. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.theatrecompany.com, https://www.instagram.com/adrienne__therese/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:19:37
December 19, 2021
Why Am I Russell Muits
Hi, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a conversation podcast where I find interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest for this one is Russell Muits.  He’s a graphic designer by day, and by night he does street printing.  He’s captured art from manhole covers in over 60 cities spanning the globe, but more important he’s had some amazing interactions and collected some great people.  We have crossing paths via the Memphis famous Jimmy Ogle...it's interesting how lives can intersect, isn't it.  I hope you enjoy this chat with, the all too humble, Russell. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://stormprintcity.com/, https://www.instagram.com/stormprintcity/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:23:34
December 12, 2021
Why Am I Willy Bearden
Hi, I’m Greg Sowell, and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I have conversations with interesting folks to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Will Bearden.  If you’ve ever been curious about history in Memphis or the Mississippi delta, odds are you’ve seen one of his videos, or perhaps come across one of his books.  He’s a southern gentleman who loves telling stories.  He documents the people who’ve made history in the South so that they may live on, and my hope also is so that he can live on amongst them.  Enjoy this chat with Willy. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://willybearden.com/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/williambearden/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:19:43
December 05, 2021
Why Am I - Mykell Barlow
This is Why Am I, a podcast that is all about having conversations with interesting people to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Mykell Barlow, who is about as multifaceted as they come.  He talks about singing in Georgian night clubs at 13, to his time in Tialand, then over to being a pastor, then dropping everything and moving to LA, and last as RuPaul Charles’ executive assistant.  Oh and did I mention that he is also a writer, director, producer, and actor LOL?  If nothing else, you won’t be left unchanged by this conversation; I hope you enjoy my chat with Mykell. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mykell/, https://www.instagram.com/officialmykell/, https://twitter.com/officialMYKELL. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:25:44
November 29, 2021
Why Am I Jimmy Ogle
This is Why Am I, a podcast that is all about having conversations with interesting people to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Jimmy Ogle.  He is truely in love with the city of Memphis in a way that I’ve never seen anyone love a city.  He’s only the third person to be named as the Shelby County historian, he’s headed countless city organizations, and has given thousands of tours of the city.  In fact, I met him on a tour of bridges, that lead to a walking tour, that lead to a manhole cover tour, and ultimately led me to do a special tour of the country’s first separated storm drain system…I was literally looking at vaulted brick chambers that only a handful of people had ever seen.  As you’ll notice, if you ask him a yes or no question you emerge 20 minutes later, much wiser, but without an answer to the original question.  Please enjoy this chat with Jimmy. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.jimmyogle.com/main.htm. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:46:16
November 21, 2021
Why Am I - Staza Stone
This is Why Am I, a podcast that is all about having conversations with interesting people to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  The lucky contestant this time is Staza Stone, a trained dancer, stilt walker, trapeze, fabric, hooper, clown, burlesque artist, and ...instructor.  This kid is a fireball who knows who they are, where they want to go, and how to get there.  Her infectious energy is, I believe, the key to her helping preserve the art of Circus.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Staza. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.instagram.com/glitter_grub/?hl=en. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:35:31
August 22, 2021
Fantasy Restaurant - Jennifer Mosquera
The Fantasy Restaurant is my warmup exercise that asks people their dream: drink, appetizer, main, side, and dessert. It usually gets wacky and is always fun. This is normally a Patreon(http://patreon.com/whyamipod) exclusive, but I like to drop one of these from time to time, and this one was definitely a LOT of fun. Jennifer eats all of the things that are trying to kill her LOL; I hope you enjoy Jennifer’s fantasy meal. For more visit: http://WhyAmIPod.com
19:39
August 16, 2021
Why Am I - Adam "crack" Winrich
Meet the man who cracks whips for a living.  Yeah, you read that correctly...and sometimes they are made of chain, or perhaps they are on fire, and all while playing the harmonica.  Adam “crack” Winrich  is a variety arts entertainer who is the most analytical and calculating person I’ve spoken to thus far; he’s a lesson in the unexpected.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Adam. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.winrichwhips.com/, https://www.instagram.com/winrichadam, https://www.tiktok.com/@winrichadam    Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:02:06
August 08, 2021
Why Am I - Jennifer Mosquera
Jennifer Mosquera is an artist that started as a vet, pivoted to earth science, took a pitstop as a lawyer, and eventually found her home making amazing interactive art experiences.  This is someone who while they know who they are, isn’t afraid of change...and I Love it; she's definitely my sister from another mister.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Jennifer. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://prismajic.com, https://www.facebook.com/jennifermosqueraart/.   Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:49:52
August 02, 2021
Why Am I - Daniel Lenick
*Content Warning - Some graphic detail of crimes* Daniel Lenick is a 20 plus year retired homicide detective from Baltimore that has seen a thing or two.  He’s incredibly open about what he’s experienced and how that affected him, for better or worse.  This one does get into weeds on a few of his cases, so be warned that there is some material that isn’t suited for all audiences.  I’m glad there are folks out there like Daniel who will bring voice to those who can’t speak.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Daniel. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-lenick-524335a3/ Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:54:41
July 26, 2021
Why Am I - Mario Acevedo
Mario is a passionate author and artist who never lets failure stop him...and I mean never.  He's the only person to have had a vampire novel declassified by the US government...that's not something you hear everyday...or ever really.  He’s also got a quote for everything, which means he is someone definitely on my wavelength.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Mario. Please show them some love on their socials here:  http://www.marioacevedo.com/, http://adelantearts.blogspot.com, https://www.instagram.com/real_adelantearts/. Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:42:52
July 18, 2021
Why Am I - Cameron Hughes
Well hello there season 2, it’s nice to see you.  In the spirit of starting things off with a bang, I’ve got Cameron Huges, one of the world’s great crowd igniters.  Cameron has been hyping crowds for over two decades, and, no surprise here, he does a great job at hyping me up :)  It’s definitely not been all candy canes and lollipops along the way, but he has a way of finding the silver linings.  He is extremely in touch with his feelings and motivations, which takes us deep down the rabbit hole.  I hope you join me in “feeling it like it is” with Cameron. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.cameronhughes.tv/, https://twitter.com/cameroncheers, https://www.instagram.com/cameroncheers/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/cameron-hughes-40990980/ Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:18:08
July 11, 2021
Fantasy Restaurant - Quinn Dunki(Blondihacks) and Michael Cthulhu
The Fantasy Restaurant is my warmup exercise that asks people their dream: drink, appetizer, main, side, and dessert.  It usually gets wacky and is always fun; these two characters are no exception.  This is usually a patron only exclusive that is published at the same time as the main episode.  I hope you have fun in the restaurant :)   Find more info at http://whyamipod.com.   If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
42:45
May 09, 2021
Why Am I - Eric Matelski
Eric is a craft brewer by day and an artist all the rest of the time.  This is a winding conversation that goes from him as a kid gluing things together, then to him building theater sets in highschool, all the way to him running security for a halfway house.  This guy has done a LOT, and we barely scratched the surface, but, once you peer underneath you find a nurturing friend that wants everyone to see and explore their potential.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Eric. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.instagram.com/art_pimp/ Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:31:17
May 02, 2021
Why Am I - Johnno Wilson
Today’s guest is Johnno Wilson.  He’s a super chill actor, comedian, writer, and not nearly frequent enough, podcast cohost.  His laid back positivity(and complete lack of rational fear) is just the thing we all need right now...doesn’t matter when you are listening to this, honestly.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Johnno. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.tiktok.com/@johnnowilson, https://twitter.com/johnno_wilson, https://www.instagram.com/johnnowilson, https://www.johnnowilson.com/, https://rmeiss.podbean.com/ Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:23:31
April 26, 2021
Why Am I - Hannah and Nemo Art
Hannan and Nemo are career artists that have been living off their art for over 10 years...to any artist that likely sounds like an incredible feat.  Oh, did I mention that they've lived and worked out of a van for a good portion of that time!  I found them via their circle art, but now they mainly focus on mesmerizing mosaics made from recycled cans.  It definitely takes an incredible amount of teamwork to keep what they do sustainable, so please join me for a bit of how they got there. Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.hannahandnemo.com/, https://www.instagram.com/hannahandnemo/ Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:53:39
April 19, 2021
Why Am I - Michael Cthulhu
If you don't know who Michael Cthulhu is, hold on to your pants; cause you are about to.  Not only is this guy amazingly talented, he's a great story teller, and one of the funniest people you are going to run into.  He's so delightful and down to earth, you can't not like the guy.  I hope you enjoy the chat! Please show him some love on his socials here: https://www.patreon.com/michaelcthulhu, https://www.instagram.com/michaelcthulhu/, https://www.youtube.com/user/michaelcthulhu, https://twitter.com/Michaelcthulhu Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content like the Fantasy Restaurant!)
01:28:55
April 12, 2021
Why Am I - Owen Egerton
This conversation with Owen was my very first, and man was I fortunate to have him share his time with me.  He's talented at a lot of things, not least of which is his comedy through which I found him.  I've heard some people shine a light wherever they go; well it seems that Owen travels with a miniature sun.  His optimism and energy are down right infectious.  I really hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Please show him some love on his socials here: https://twitter.com/owen_egerton, https://www.instagram.com/owen_egerton Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content!)
01:45:15
April 05, 2021
Why Am I - Quinn Dunki(part2)
Quinn Dunki is such an extremely talented person that there's no way she could deny the world her gifts.  She's a software engineer, youtube machinest(bloniehacks), and Canadian LOL.  Please enjoy part two of my conversation with Quinn.   Please show her some love on her socials here: https://www.patreon.com/QuinnDunki, https://www.youtube.com/c/Blondihacks/videos, https://twitter.com/QuinnDunki, https://www.instagram.com/blondihacks/  Find more info at http://whyamipod.com.   If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content!)
57:06
March 29, 2021
Why Am I - Quinn Dunki(part1)
Quinn Dunki is such an extremely talented person that there's no way she could deny the world her gifts.  She's a software engineer, youtube machinest(bloniehacks), and Canadian LOL.  Please enjoy part one of my conversation with Quinn. Please show her some love on her socials here: https://www.patreon.com/QuinnDunki, https://www.youtube.com/c/Blondihacks/videos, https://twitter.com/QuinnDunki, https://www.instagram.com/blondihacks/ Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content!)
50:35
March 22, 2021
Fantasy Restaurant - Professor Tim Wilson
This is normally a Patreon exclusive reward, but once a season I'm going to put one out to the public.  The fantasy restaurant is the warmup exercise where I ask them to build the meal of their dreams.  We cover drink, appetizer, main, sides, and dessert.  I think I laughed all the way through Tim's, so I hope you enjoy it. Please show him some love on his socials here: https://www.instagram.com/professor_tim_wilson/, https://www.youtube.com/user/zontulfilmsltd Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content!)
30:19
March 18, 2021
Why Am I - Professor Tim Wilson (Part 2)
This is the exciting conclusion of my chat with Professor Tim Wilson.  I was introduced to him via his appearance on the UK reality TV show The Circle season 2, and I instantly fell in love with him. Please show him some love on his socials here: https://www.instagram.com/professor_tim_wilson/, https://www.youtube.com/user/zontulfilmsltd Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content!)
36:37
March 15, 2021
Why Am I - Professor Tim Wilson (Part 1)
Professor Tim Wilson is a renaissance man if I've ever met one.  I was introduced to him via his appearance on the UK reality TV show The Circle season 2, and I instantly fell in love with him.   Please show him some love on his socials here: https://www.instagram.com/professor_tim_wilson/, https://www.youtube.com/user/zontulfilmsltd Find more info at http://whyamipod.com. If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content!)
54:36
March 09, 2021