Best Ordinarypeople podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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My mom’s King Ranch Chicken casserole. My small hometown in East Texas. My eleventh grade choir teacher. Know what all of these things have in common? None of them are famous. None have been written about or sung about or reported on. You might call them “ordinary.” Welcome to Ordinary People. Ordinary Things. Where we talk about all the things that we see and touch and fear and feel and eat and hope for - every day. Because that’s what life is, you know? It’s one miracle after another - we ...
 
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An ordinary woman bares her soul in order to force a self-reckoning. Middle-age caught me by surprise. Our nest had recently become empty, I was working in the same office job for the last seven years, and like so many others before me, I wondered— Is this all there is? I had lost track of my writing dreams decades ago. This podcast is a record of, not only the journey back to a writing life, but also the journey back to my Self. Who was I before alcoholism, marriage, parenting, career, and ...
 
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I love today’s guest. My friend Ashley Berry is a life coach, entrepreneur, cancer survivor, mom, foster mom, and woman of strength and wisdom. She loves and touches everyone she comes into contact with. Ashley is passionate about coaching and seeing lives changed for the better. She has overcome breast cancer and many other obstacles in life a ...…
 
We miss so many good opportunities, because we won't walk across the room. I was at the same conference as Nicole, and I asked what brought her here. She said that she's a mom of four and two of her children are almost grown and two of her children are still at home, and she has been looking at her life and thinking what's next. Do you ever won ...…
 
When I'm with my friends we like to talk about hair, fashion, or whether keto even really works. We also talk about serious things. We rarely dive into the topic of grief. This is weird because we all grieve. Within my set of friends there is one whose marriage is ending, there is one who has buried a child, there are three or four who have bur ...…
 
2019 is about body, mind, and soul. These three topics are connected within all of us, because you can’t change one without affecting the other. I am so excited to focus on these topics. I know in 2020, when I look back at this year, I will see a healthier, happier, more hopeful me. The first few weeks of this podcast were focused on the body. ...…
 
Theresa Grecco has been one of my closest friends for 20 years. Theresa recently bought a practice from a woman who is retiring. Her business is killing it, and she has clients who are raving about her. I've been a little curious and have been wanting to see what she does. I flew to Nashville, where Theresa lives and works, to try it for myself ...…
 
How can we dedicate this season to the body and not talk about working out? You know me. You know I don't want to talk about this, but today is the day. The one and only Casey Adams is here today. Casey is the perfect guest for this show, because he takes ordinary people and moves them out of their comfort zone and into great held. Casey is a g ...…
 
I had Amy on the show last season. Amy has a beautiful story where she lost over 100 pounds on Weight Watchers. I loved Amy since the moment I met her, but what happened after the interview was intriguing. She told me that she was moving away from Weight Watchers, and that she was learning a new way of eating that allowed her to live happy and ...…
 
Sometimes when we see a funny video that makes us laugh, we don't bother to take into account that there is a real person behind that video. When we read a book, sometimes we forget that a real person poured their heart and soul into that book. Some people think that I am in the business of social media, or a speaker, or an author. I am really ...…
 
This episode is for adults only. If your little ones are in the car put their headphones on them. Listen to this episode first before listening to it with your teenager. Katherine Diggs was my guest last season on episode 15. I wasn't going to have her back. She talked about oral sex, and the show made me sweat, but everybody loved her. Katheri ...…
 
Johnna Hensley is someone who I immediately liked when I met her. She's super kind. She laughs at my jokes. She's easy to talk to. She's a good listener and a deep thinker. She also loves her family fiercely. Johnna and her husband Ryan have three children. One of them is special needs. She is a mother living in two different worlds right under ...…
 
Welcome to season 2 of the Ordinary People Ordinary Things podcast. I loved doing the first season so much that we are doing another round. Now that I have one season down, the second season is going to be better than ever. I will be telling the stories that I’ve always wanted to tell. These stories will be told by people who I’ve learned the m ...…
 
Bonus episode. https://onbecomingmaria.blog/2018/12/21/america-a-problem-to-puzzle-through/
 
I had so much fun recording this episode, it was a party of one indeed! More private reveals about my life and the road which led me to podcasting. My TOP NINE podcast lessons learned in 2018. This secret episode is a gift to my subscribers. See you in 2019! https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
How and why I began podcasting. Hear details about this creative journey that I had not felt brave enough to share until now. What quitting the day job revealed to me about who I thought I was. An FML moment for sure. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
Unscripted and unplanned, today I merely turned on the mic and let my thoughts fall out. I am talking about recent triggers, but not the kind some of us are prone to discussing. Sexual abuse comes up only as an aside. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
After more than fifty years of faithful television watching, why I decided it was time to cancel our TV cable subscription. And how cable cutting became an important component of my creative journey. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
Housekeeping announcements about the podcast and blog content schedule. Also, a little insight into my podcast positioning. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
How I went from being privately emotional about life's sucker punches to being calmer in my mental responses. Work life as a black woman in all-white work spaces. Also, noticing the differences in the routines of big city lifestyles versus small-town living. AA Twelve Steps rescued me from alcoholic thinking. https://onbecomingmaria.blog…
 
My meditation journey: how I started, why I stopped and how recommitting to daily meditation changed everything in a good way. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
David and I have been married 24 years. That’s a hella long time. Today, my guest is none other than the attorney general himself, David Radke. We take on your questions about our lives and our marriage. Some of these questions are in response to my book Eat Cake. Be Brave. Some are in response to our struggles with infertility and our marriage ...…
 
A talk about the quiet and solitudinous ways of an introvert. Recognizing, in retrospect, how important alone time had always been for me in the workplace. Also, a look at how introverts tend to draw close to each other in the outside world. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
Out of all of the podcast episodes that I have hosted, today’s guest is the most excited of all. My special guest today is my son Rocco Radke. My daughter Remi and other family and friends have been on the show. It’s now Rocco’s turn, and he chose today’s topic. We discuss our upcoming family sitcom that will be airing on the USA Network either ...…
 
A talk about embracing change and stepping out of our comfort zones. How daily routines and the sameness of old habits can lead to falling into ruts. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
School is starting, and I’m nervous. Remi is starting middle school. I’m not worried about Remi, I know that she can handle herself. I’m actually worried about how I have done with Remi. There comes a time when we throw are children out into the deep end and see if they can swim. Have we said the right things? Have we taught our children to res ...…
 
How pursuing my dreams as an older woman makes me feel like the window of opportunity might be closing. Being worried about racing against the imagined clock and running out of time.
 
Old ways of thinking get in the way of my writing, causing me to feel like I don't belong. Lately, I have so many creative tasks in the works, my inner trash-talker wants me to pump the breaks. Fear wants to slow me down. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
This is a super fun episode with a guest I just love. Raegan Williamson from Raegan Williamson Aesthetics & Permanent Cosmetics is here to talk about everything to do with our faces. Reagan has been doing makeup since she was a teenager and has been a nurse for 10 years. She does amazing work with eyebrow microblading, permanent eyeliner, and b ...…
 
Whose idea was that decision? Are we really calling the shots in our lives or have we been giving our power away? The magic and brilliance in each of us can shine a whole lot brighter if we let it. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
This episode gets real. If you have my book Eat Cake. Be Brave. Then you know that weight has been an issue all of my life. One of my earliest memories was getting out of bed and finding my mom eating frosting and watching Johnny Carson. I’ve tried different diets, and I know it is about the journey, letting God guide me, and having a conversat ...…
 
An emotional hangover and a bit of panic. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
We are on the book tour. Today, we are broadcasting from the road as we hit San Antonio and try to find a nice lunch spot. So far, we have been to Houston, Dallas, and New York. For this episode, we have decided to record each time we are in the car. So, we are taking you on the road with us. If you ever wanted to be in the car with David and M ...…
 
A look at some the mind-resistant yo-yoing along the journey to calling myself a creative entrepreneur. What it has taken to pursue the dream chase in middle-age. The official business I now find myself in. https://onbecomingmaria.blog/2018/07/18/body-image-blogging-content-other-updates/
 
This show is going to be a bit different. It is my book birthday. It is launch day of my book Eat Cake. Be Brave. Imagine that you have been keeping a diary since 7th grade, and it was made public. That is kind of how I’m feeling. I’m sharing today, and all of my launch day feelings and emotions with my wonderful husband David and you my wonder ...…
 
A reckoning and reconciling update-- New Maria continues her merge with parts of Old Maria. A look back on blogging days while active in alcoholism, a little potty mouth history, lamenting lost friendships, and bragging about my Brooklyn roots. https://onbecomingmaria.blog/2018/07/09/a-slice-of-ramble/…
 
There is a chapter in my book called Chicken Fried Women. This chapter is about the women in my family who I am very close to. I call us chicken fried, because we may be battered on the outside with our scars and our stories, but we are soft and tender on the inside. With, of course, a little spice thrown in. I have four incredible guests today ...…
 
The complicated relationship I have with my mother is one filled with all the things, pain, a little bit of joy, humor, a lot of sadness, and a smidgen of regret. Society's messages about motherhood. This was a hard episode for me to record. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
In honor of the Fourth of July, I want to talk about freedom. I’m talking about the kind of freedom that happens to us, by us, and in spite of us. I’m going to talk about the kind of imprisonment that I brought on myself, but first an excerpt from my upcoming book. Eat Cake. Be Brave. I’ve been sharing excerpts that pertain to my podcasts. Toda ...…
 
Triggered by a song which reminded me how different life is today and how much I've changed in two years. I recall frequent teary days when I was miserable in a job I had grown to hate. https://onbecomingmaria.blog From my morning run playlist, These Days by Angel Snow-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTw4OXG4eEA…
 
A little bit of talk about my sex life. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
My good friend Whitney Lindsey will be here to share her story, but first I’ll be reading an excerpt from my new book Eat Cake. Be Brave. This is excerpt is titled The Old Tinkerbell Mermaid Rose Lamp, and I feel that it is especially relevant to the conversation I have with Whitney. I met Whitney when she was going through an extremely rough t ...…
 
Untangling my mind from patriarchal programming. Being on this creative journey has revealed how securely I had locked my mind into a mental prison of my own making. A look at old me versus new me. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
As most of you know, I have a daughter named Remi. This episode is about another Remi, and her amazing family. Crystal Sepulvado is a wife, mother, and nurse practitioner who had her faith shaken to the core when her now nine month old daughter Remi was born eight weeks early with multiple health problems requiring multiple surgeries. I am exci ...…
 
I am broadcasting live from the Social Event of the Season. Even though I had been planning and talking about the event, I got nervous right before and even considered not going. The event turned out to be even more beautiful, precious, and fun than I thought it would be. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. The theme for the event was ...…
 
A very introspective episode about my old life versus my new life and the lessons learned. How I navigated going from life as a social worker to working in NYC as a corporate employee. Using the podcast to start a self-love revolution. https://onbecomingmaria.blog
 
Today’s episode isn’t child friendly. Listen to it when the kids aren’t around or when you have your headphones on. I kick off this show with a story about how I tried to have a talk about sex with my daughter Remi. I thought it was going well except for the part where she was curled up on the floorboard of the car and the confusion about wheth ...…
 
Recalling my days as a sell-out. How and why (in my old life) I sold myself out, sold my sister out, and sold fellow black people out. The choices made due to wounding become inevitable reckonings for us all. How I have been discovering grace. http://whenigrowupcoach.com https://onbecomingmaria.blog/2018/05/16/courage-not-guaranteed/…
 
I lived in Nashville Tennessee for 16 years. It was beautiful. There were rolling hills. We had four perfect seasons. The shopping and the culture were to die for. A friend visited me and said it was like being in a Hidden Valley Ranch commercial. It was beautiful and wonderful. In spite of the culture and beauty, it’s not the scenery of a town ...…
 
What do any of us really know about expressing LOVE? Do you love intentionally or are you just going through the motions? I used to think the idea of a love quest was ridiculous until I actually tried it. onbecomingmaria.blog
 
There's a chapter in my upcoming book about something that happened to me when I was 13. Don't get sad or nervous, it wasn't a traumatic thing. Maybe it was a little traumatic, but you'll enjoy reading about it. It reminded me of how hard it is to be 13. It's hard being 11 to 18. Today, I am talking to a 12-year-old. On this very day May 22, 20 ...…
 
I'm making a confession about a secret I am intentionally keeping on this creative journey. onbecomingmaria.blog
 
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