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Hey Junkies! Are you ready for something raw, hilarious, and heartwarming? (insert sappy lyrics here) This podcast is all about stories from amazing people and the extraordinary ways music has influenced their lives. With provocative conversations, Filthy humor, and outrageous questions, Strap in or strap on and enjoy Music Junkies podcast. Boost your Serotonin and have a listen.
 
The new podcast about shame with Lou Sanders and Amy Annette. And guess what - we tried keeping it to 10 minutes but then everyone told us they wanted more (at least 2 people) so it's longer now but... YOU SHOULD SEE WHAT THEY SNIPPED OUT (stories for next time is what). NO FAMILY OF LOU'S ALLOWED TO LISTEN TO THIS.
 
Stories influence, teach and inspire us, but what about the storytellers who create them? Uncorking a Story profiles storytellers to uncover how their background and life experiences influence the stories they create. We learn what motivates them, their path to success, and what fuels them to keep creating. It all starts by asking one simple question, where does your story begin? Welcome to uncorking a story. All of the books promoted on Uncorking a Story can be viewed and purchased here: ht ...
 
Customer experience (CX) is a brand differentiator. By humanizing business and intentionally DOING CX RIGHT, you gain happy customers who continue to buy and refer your brand to others. Stacy Sherman shares her 'Heart & Science™ proven CX framework to help you accelerate loyalty and revenue. She's also interviewing admirable keynote speakers, authors, business leaders across industries who share ACTIONABLE CX strategies and tactics too. Topics include: *Retaining customers and keeping them f ...
 
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Go Behind The Ballot

Claire Campos O'Neal and Nichole Abshire

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Go Behind the Ballot is a podcast that asks questions and seeks answers about our political system. We engage with issue experts, political candidates and officeholders. We walk alongside our listeners who ask questions like ‘Why does our government run this way?’ and ‘What can regular folks do to have their voice heard?’ and ‘What do our politicians do anyway?’ and ‘How do taxes work?’ and ‘Who decides what happens in our schools?’ Co-hosts Claire Campos-O’Neal and Nichole Abshire, two Texa ...
 
Craig Fields and David Long venture to the cinema to watch and review almost all the films being played. They bring you all the latest with the Oscars & Awards season, from BAFTA to SAG, plus the latest film reviews, news and general chat about the world of cinema and Hollywood. They then let you know what movies are worth it both from the cinema and from streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, MUBI, Disney +, Apple TV + and more. So if you love films, why not give this movie ...
 
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What does Experience Management (XM) mean? How is it changing, and what can leaders do to "boost inertia" to radically improve customer service, employee empowerment, and all human experiences at scale? Listen to Stacy Sherman and Bruce Temkin, Head of Qualtrics XM Institute, answer these questions and discuss six key laws of experience management …
 
I’ll admit it, I love watching The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. Here’s the thing, though, I can’t draw to save my life, but I am drawn to that show the way some people are drawn to watching fish swim in a tank. He was a talented artist, no doubt, but what I appreciated more than his talent was his calm and serene demeanor which complimented the n…
 
Join us as we take a look back at what we’ve learned so far about the state of public education in Texas. If you’ve joined us on this journey you’ll hear call backs to some of our favorite and most mind-blowing moments. If you’re new to our podcast, you can use this as a guide for what to listen for in our fascinating, wide-ranging conversations wi…
 
About Ava Glass: Ava Glass is a former civil servant and journalist who once worked closely with spies. She lives in the same town in the south of England as Christopher Steele. But this is, of course, a coincidence. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her career and latest novel, Alias Emma. In this episode, Mike and Ava discuss: Bein…
 
In doing her playlist and picking 10, to GET THERE Indy went on to YouTube and found the songs that had the most important memories. Living in the '80s was a different world. It was HIP TO BE SQUARE, making tapes for boyfriends, no cellphones, going to the Dairy Queen. Indy feels that it was more fun. THE POWER OF LOVE for music eventually led Indy…
 
Showtime Iggy and MC from TT TopTier are the guests on Music Junkies here. We STEP UP and dive deep into their music. LEMME say it was a lot of fun speaking about the first strip club they went to. To their music, they get together as a team, and like to keep it "pop-ee", energetic, and with a lot of "hook". The duo said they don't argue except tha…
 
Working in public service has its challenges but knowing that you’re making a positive impact on the lives of many is more than rewarding. Joining us today is Rep. James Talarico, the Youngest Member of the Texas House. In this episode, he shares his journey to serving in public office and how his mother served as his inspiration. In his chat with …
 
Being frictionless has become a strategic necessity. What does frictionless even mean? Why should you care? And what are simple steps to remove customer pain points and get to a frictionless state based on learnings from the most reputable brands? Stacy Sherman and Bill Price, author of The Best Service is no service, Your Customer Rules!, and The …
 
Every now and then I uncork a story that just won’t leave me and Annette Libeskind Berkovits’ story is exactly one of those. While this is a story about a person growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust, I want to be clear, as does Annette, that this is not a tragedy. In fact, it is a story about overcoming trauma and learning how to adapt when th…
 
Articles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2022/04/18/privatization-of-public-education-gaining-ground/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/magazine/have-we-lost-sight-of-the-promise-of-public-schools.html Clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that Nichole mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skH-evRRwlo Claire and Nichole read t…
 
About Jim Young: Jim is on a personal mission to help men defeat burnout. He does this through his coaching business where he is known as The Centered Coach, and is also doing it through his new book entitled Expansive Intimacy: How Tough Guys Defeat Burnout. In this episode, Mike and Jim discuss: Staking a claim to who you are. The multiple paths …
 
Are you wondering too? Tobin explains that the name The Pug-Ugly Mugs came from "pug-ugly" being what is so ugly it's cute, and mugs is another word for bass, so it's really about being yourself instead of trying to be perfect. You are your pug-ugly self. :) Tobin thought it was time for NEW SHIT. He started with the guitar and then wanted somethin…
 
Customer-centric companies put the customer at the center of all they do, which means the entire workforce takes the time to understand who customers are and then uses that understanding to intentionally design better experiences for them. Too often, companies believe they know what's best and create customer experiences based on inside-out thinkin…
 
Attention Mentions: Laura: The First Lady on Showtime Claire: Now and Then Podcast Nichole: Leave No Trace on Hulu Laura’s organizations: https://justfundittx.org https://texaseducatorsvote.com https://tamsatx.org Laura Subrin Yeager’s experience in policy work dovetailed perfectly into her public education advocacy. She saw an issue in her son’s d…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features acclaimed author Annette Libeskind Berkovits who returns to the show to discuss her new memoir that shares the story of her nomadic childhood in the aftermath of the Holocaust. The memoir is called “Aftermath: Coming of Age on Three Continents” and it comes out on September 13, 2022 through Amsterdam Publish…
 
Join us as we dish about our experience attending the Smith Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Del Valle ISD. We saw first-hand what incredible facilities can be built when communities support school bond ballot measures. Nichole shares her appreciation for the school’s thoughtful design from the eye of an educator. Claire explains what t…
 
About Carrington Smith: Carrington Smith is a single mom, attorney, business owner, and executive search professional. Despite being born with a silver spoon in her mouth, life gave her a hard kick in the tail. She has survived sexual assault, two divorces, piles of debt, abuse, religious mind games, the death of loved ones, and the loss of close f…
 
About David Bell: David is the USA Today-bestselling author of twelve novels from Berkley/Penguin, including THE FINALISTS, KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS, THE REQUEST, and LAYOVER. His work has been translated into numerous foreign languages, included on several bestseller lists, nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and, recently his thirteenth no…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian, educator, and author Mike Guardia, who reflects on the tragic attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 including what led to them, and the aftermath. Mike is the author of over 20 military history books. His latest book is “The Combat Diaries: Tru…
 
Bob was surprised I listened to their Podcast., :) And Miles said it was the worst blind date he's ever been on, having started with calling me, Jennifer. What will he call me next? MY SHARONA? And who the fuck IS Jennifer?? Twenty-two years together on College radio years ago. Then one day Bob decided to start a Podcast and got ahold of Miles, who…
 
Attention Mentions: Dr. Annette Tielle: Touring through new campuses has her attention Claire: Stitcher, the podcast app (she’s obsessed!) Nichole: Lifetime movies that have been uploaded to YouTube so she can safely have some melodrama in her life Go behind the ballot with us as we have an enlightening conversation with Dr. Annette Tielle, the sup…
 
What does it mean to be 'hooked on customers?' How does it propel businesses into action? Stacy Sherman and Bob Thompson, author, and CEO of Customer Think Corp, explore customer-centric businesses and examine how they execute strategies and outperform competitors that you can do too. Key tactics: LISTEN to customers’ values and feedback. THINK abo…
 
Join us as we discuss Claire’s experience testifying before the Texas Legislature Public Education Committee. She informs us about the invited testimony that took place during the day and then the public testimony that lasted late into the night. Claire shares how different stakeholders handled themselves and what you can expect from the process if…
 
About KJ Dell'Antonia: KJ is the author of The Chicken Sisters, a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, and a timely, humorous exploration of the same themes she has long focused on in her journalism: the importance of finding joy in our families, the challenge of figuring out what makes us happy and the need to value the p…
 
Steven says it's all tongue in cheek about being a Self Proclaimed Master Of All. If you try a little bit of everything at least you have an excuse for not being good at any of them. What a great comment!! I think he is a master of all, and to him, that would be a retort that is "GOOD GOD" you are too kind. :) What amazed me is that Steven is versa…
 
Attention Mentions: Patti Everitt: she's really paying attention to the importance of teachers Claire: Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Ex-wives Edition on Bravo and Peacock Nichole: Fair Play, a documentary on Apple+ Go behind the ballot with us for this information-packed episode with Patti Everitt who knows all things charter schools. She has…
 
Did you know Aug 26 is Women Equality Day, which serves as a reminder of the hurdles overcome by women who’ve faced discrimination and exclusion thereby creating an awful company culture and workplace experience. Listen to Stacy Sherman and Catherine Sugarbroad, two women leaders who met at Verizon, climbed the corporate ladder, and learned many le…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Thursday "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on the three historic outlaw women - Belle Starr, Edna Murray "The Kissing Bandit," and Ma Barker. Created by the Jefferson Highway Association which was originally founded in 1915, the Jefferson Highway is an international highway, also known as "The Pines to the Palms…
 
https://www.texastribune.org/2022/08/08/texas-school-choice-legislation/ Join us as we discuss the Texas Tribune article titled ‘Texas Republicans are trying to sell school choice measures, but rural conservatives aren’t buying’. We share our thoughts about the article and discuss the implications of what we’ve learned so far about the state of pub…
 
About Sophie Irwin: Sophie has spent years immersed in the study of historical fiction, from a dissertation on why Georgette Heyer helped win World War Two, to time spent in dusty stacks and old tomes doing detailed period research when writing this book. Her love and passion for historical fiction bring a breath of fresh air and a contemporary ene…
 
How do you start a Podcast? In Annette's case, it was random. Not so much about starting the Podcast. She wanted to do this when the Pandemic hit. The randomness was about how she found her niche. Annette wanted to do something creative. She thought about an idea with a friend, and then with her daughter. She even put in an ad on Kijiji to get inte…
 
It was CLEAR to Eran that putting the playlist together for Music Junkies was a challenge. A lot of what he did choose was from his childhood. "WHAT'S MY SCENE"? Eran explains he was always creative and he was also a rambunctious and mischievous, misbehaved young boy so the punishment was to go into his room and write a story. So was born the Story…
 
Go behind the ballot with us as we learn from Dr. Audrey Young who serves in District 8 on the Texas State Board of Education. She walks us through the challenges and rewards of serving in a small district of around 250 students versus the state board where she has almost 2 million constituents. We discuss the necessity of teamwork and commitment e…
 
Your surest path to lasting business growth is by getting a handle on customer risk BEFORE it’s too late. There is a series of steps to reduce churn and prevent bad customer reviews, which entails leveraging operational data and aligning teams around what really matters to customers. Listen to Stacy Sherman and Richard Owen, Founder, and CEO at OCX…
 
https://www.facebook.com/TBCEDUCO/videos/763877027740278 Join us as we share our thoughts on Candace Hunter’s Teacher Bootcamp. We watch Candace in action and see how she instructs teachers with encouragement and expertise. We learn how she translates her best practices from in-person instruction to virtual instruction. We recognize how watching he…
 
About Annabel Monaghan: Annabel is the author of two Young Adult novels: A Girl Named Digit, optioned by the Disney Channel, and the sequel, Double Digit. She is also the author of Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?, a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that appeared in the Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. She joins me today to t…
 
PRIDE AND JOY were part of putting the music list together. He says your songs are what influenced you and started you on the journey of life. Not all are his favorite songs, yet they were the most impactful. All Rich's social media is @santasrockinband. SANTA'S ROCKING BAND was Rich's first-ever release. Rich loves Christmas and all that comes wit…
 
Attention Mentions: Candace: Blinkist, a learning app Claire: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg and Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons on Hulu Nichole: Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies, and the Internet on Netflix Instagram: @hunterforaisd Facebook: @hunterforaisd Website: https://hunterforaisd.wixsite.com/my-site Join us as we talk to Candace Hunter about …
 
Every October, the CX community celebrates the professionals and companies that make great customer experiences happen - a celebration known as CX Day. It's an opportunity to recognize great customer work, discover professional development opportunities, and strengthen professional networks. Listen to Stacy Sherman and Greg Melia, CEO of CXPA, disc…
 
Go behind the curtain with us as we discuss our experience attending a Public Education Townhall hosted by Rep. Vikki Goodwin. We watched her in action as she led a panel with Round Rock ISD Trustee and Vice President Tiffanie Harrison and Education Advocate Laura Yeager. Tiffanie Harrison provided a glimpse into the pressures facing Round Rock ISD…
 
About Ashleigh Renard: As a figure skating coach and choreographer, Ashleigh Renard spent two decades building trust and fostering teamwork, growing her synchronized skating organization to one of the biggest in the world. Now she offers support and encouragement to millions of couples every week through her lifestyle blog and coaching practice. Sh…
 
Luke had the NERVE to show up without having his teacup from Value Village with him on my Podcast! He did try to find it, and he couldn't, so an E for your Effort. :) The disappointment was quasi UNDONE when he told us that he is now into coffee cups. What a great marketing symbol though! Smashing the tea cups on their videos. A theme. Nick is the …
 
In honor of my 50th podcast milestone, I'm excited to bring you an inspiring trendsetter. Meet my Mom, Eileen, one of the first women Options Traders on Wallstreet, a well-known Bridge and Backgammon player, and a true change agent by every definition of the word. She's had to go 'against gravity' to achieve success and shares valuable leadership l…
 
Join us as we introduce ourselves and what you can expect from our show. We aim to demystify Texas politics one issue at a time. Mondays will be our interview episodes with experts in the field. Thursdays will be our reaction conversations. We begin with a Public Education series that explores the current state of education from the viewpoint of va…
 
Every now and then I uncork a story that simply inspires the hell out of me—and this is one of those stories. As Founder and CEO of Encourage LLC, Johnny Sirpilla specializes in leadership development. Every year he addresses organizations with his message of the importance of managing and reframing thoughts, modeling healthy thinking, and searchin…
 
About Sandra Butler: Sandra is the author of several books, each designed to identify something unspoken and move those issues into the public conversation. Over the past three decades, Sandra has written dozens of articles, reviews, and essays that have appeared in a range of periodicals and anthologies. She has facilitated workshops for community…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who shares stories and life lessons from three military leaders featured in his books including General Hal Moore, General Paul F. Gorman, and Colonel Jay D. Vanderpool. Mike is the author of over 20 military history books inc…
 
Santos says that there are more songs in his head that live there rent-free than what is on his playlist. He WANTED everyone to listen to this Podcast and that is such a compliment. Thank you, Santos. Santos loved the POPULAR podcasts before he started his own. It became NEAR to his heart to start one. He didn't LINGER. He started it up. And it is …
 
Attention Mentions: Rep. Goodwin: While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams Claire: The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler Nichole: The Martha Mitchell Effect on Netflix; Usher Tiny Desk Concert by NPR and available on YouTube; The Bear on FX and streamed on Hulu Texas Representative Vikki Goodwin: https://vikkigoodwin.com https://www.facebook.com/Vikk…
 
Life is full of paradoxes. How can we express our individuality and be a team player? Balance work and life? Take care of ourselves while supporting others? Manage the core business while innovating for the future? For many of us, these competing and interwoven demands are a source of conflict. Since our brains love to make either-or choices, we ch…
 
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