5 Things That Changed Your Life

5 Things That Changed Your Life

Each episode host LOREN KLING sits down with a different guest and asks them to share 5 stories, events, or experiences that had an impact on their life. Paths altered by a person, a place, or a moment in time. The format of the show is unique in that the guests have already thought about the questions (what are the “5 Things” that changed their lives) and the answers (why those moments are important to them) before they ever sit down to chat. Previous guests come from a wide range of backgrounds: actors, authors, writers, mentors, teachers, doctors, animal advocates, and business owners.


June 29, 2017 73 min
Download episode > Misty Lee is a magician, Séance Medium, Professional Voice Actress, and Writer – known for her saucy brand of sorcery and sophisticated stage illusion. Raised in Detroit, Michigan near notorious 8-mile, Misty became the first-ever female Staff Medium to perform the famed Houdini Séance at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. She’s also the only magician ever admitted into the Institute of Analytic Interviewing, where ...
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    Vin di Bona is the creator and executive producer of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which airs in more than 190 countries and, here in the the United States, is ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show.

    He's is a four-time Emmy award-winning producer, eight-time Emmy nominee, and recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for his work in documentary programming.

    Vin is a Rhode Island native and gra...

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    Stacie Aamon Yeldell is a board certified music therapist and vocal psychotherapist who shares musical healing through inspiring songs that awaken the individual power within each and every one of us. She’s also an international recording artist, having written and performed music from New York to world famous Carnival in Brazil. On this week's episode of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast Stacie discusses......
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    Download episode > Onch Movement is a Los Angeles-based artist and fashion-forward jewelry designer who’s known for creating colorful and unique ‘wearable art’ that’s been worn by celebrities including Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj. Onch is currently working with YouTube star and singer-songwriter, "That Poppy”, and major brands including Sanrio and “Hello Kitty” and Hasbro, who enlisted Onch to create the ver...
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    Ron West is a writer, director, actor, and occasional producer. He’s been associated with The Second City for over thirty years as a performer, coach, and decision maker who let’s us in on a secret of the world of auditioning and casting. He was a writer on the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and has been seen on TV shows like 3rd Rock from the Sun, Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle, and Blunt Talk with Patrick Stewart. ...
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    Courtney Barber is an Australian entrepreneur, having founded both Glam Today Magazine and Perfex Laboratories, a beauty and health supplement company based in Los Angeles, California. Courtney is also Miss Nevada International 2016 and a former Miss Australia Galaxy 2011. Among her on-camera work she’ll be appearing in season 3 of HBOs’s series, “Ballers” which comes out in July 2017 and in “Haz” Dulull’s faux-documentary sci-fi t...
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    Steve Harper is a television writer, playwright, and creativity coach. Credits include the ABC series, "American Crime", and USA Networks, "Covert Affairs". His web series, “Send Me,” has won multiple awards and garnered an Emmy nom for its lead actress.

    On this week's episode of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast Steve discusses...

  • Trading in my electric typewriter for a Mac: During college (...
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    For season 2, episode 4 of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast Alan and I sit down with children’s author and creative coach, Dana Middleton, where she discusses...

  • Moving to a Farm: When I was 16, my family moved to a farm in North Georgia and it has really shaped who I am as well as influencing what I write about.
  • Went to the Academy Awards: Was producer of Oscar nominated Short Film. Went to Oscars. Experienced ...
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    We have a special dual guest episode as we're joined for season 2, episode 3 of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast with wife/husband duo, Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner. Ellie is the founder and Jay the co-founder of the national nonprofit organization, The Gentle Barn. Ellie and Jay discuss:

  • Mr. Olaf and a supermarket's rotisserie
  • Rescuing Scout (Jay's first GB rescue)
  • Finding a goat; The start of Ellie'...
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    For season 2, episode 2 of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast, I sat down with HEIDI ROSE ROBBINS where she discusses:

  • Declaring “I’m a poet with a map of the heavens in my pocket” - Reclaiming and naming myself an artist/poet and not just/ only an astrologer/teacher.
  • An audition at Age 11 in Fargo North Dakota - facing fear, discovering true devotion and passion, my first experience of artistic community.
  • Meeting ...
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    On the season 2 premiere of the "5 Things That Changed Your Life" podcast, my guest, SAM CHRISTENSEN discusses:

  • Being told he might make a great VP if he tried hard
  • Getting a unique gift from his grandpa
  • Learning the most valuable lesson from violinist Isaac Stern
  • The end of the TV series M*A*S*H
  • The Actors' Center of Los Angeles and developing "The Sam Christensen Process".
  • Sam is a former c...
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    Download episode > Hi, Everybody. I'm Loren Kling, host of the podcast series, 5 Things That Changed Your Life. WELCOME TO SEASON 2 Like the previous season, we're going to bring you 12 guests who will share 5 stories, events, or experiences that had an impact on their lives. Paths altered by a person, a place, or a moment in time. The format of the show is unique in that my guests have already thought about the quest...
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    September 28, 2016 65 min
    Recorded live from Glendale, CA, on Sept. 22, 2016, Loren & Alan invite their guests to join them for a "recap" of the first season. They discuss why they created the podcast, how the format is unique, and reveal how the first season changed THEIR lives. Season 02 is coming soon.
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    September 21, 2016 66 min

    Kristine discusses 5 things that changed her life:

  • Being asked to lead mastermind "Power Groups” for The Actor's Network.
  • 5th grade: deciding that everyone could go eff themselves, cause, if she had to, she would be her own best friend
  • 8th grade: purposefully throwing her class (and their grades) under a bus by refusing to do an assignment in history class
  • 9th grade: becoming a professional actor by missing the 9th grade trip ...
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    September 15, 2016 52 min
    Dimithri discusses 5 things that changed his life:
  • Putting your heart and soul into a scripted web series that’s fully written, produced, and shot but now sits on a shelf, only partially completed.
  • When you’re no longer wearing blue body paint and holding a lamp nobody knows who the heck you are.
  • Getting glasses at age 6 made him cool until he moved to a new school. Then, he was just a geek.
  • Beast Boy and Raven. Nick Fury and Black Wi...
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    September 7, 2016 52 min
    Tiwana discusses 5 things that changed her life:
  • Joining The Agape International Choir… Where Tiwana found her voice and challenged herself to use it powerfully.
  • Getting fired from a job she no longer enjoyed.
  • Recognizing how people view her.
  • Second City… Learning how to improvise taught her a higher standard of listening and to respond truthfully.
  • Being taught to rely on herself and she'd never be disappointed.
  • About Tiwana: Tiwan...
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    August 31, 2016 56 min
    Devin discusses 5 things that changed his life:
  • Getting laid off led to starting his own ‘funny business’
  • Blaming his grandparents for this life-long obsession
  • How Abbot and Costello led to another life-long obsession
  • He had never tried this until he met his wife
  • Going back to school
  • (BONUS topic) What a co-worker did at an open mic that changed Devin’s life forever
  • About Devin: He's the artistic director of ImprovCity, an award-win...
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    August 24, 2016 70 min
    Mary discusses 5 things that changed her life:
  • Learning to say “Yes, And”. Where Mary, Alan and Loren all met
  • Losing a national championship and realizing that she wasn’t the best at something and no one likes a know-it-all
  • How NOT moving to another country was a positive change in her life.
  • There’s something about Mary…. What exactly happened in a car while listening to Def Leopard’s Hysteria?
  • It was the first year she moved to Los An...
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    August 17, 2016 46 min
      Kelly discusses 5 things that changed her life:
  • How music of the 60s and 70s influenced kelly’s life and continues to do so today
  • Being a California girl, moving to a farm in Arkansas in the late 70s. and how she was ostracized by the popular kids because she thought differently
  • Living her life as an empath and learning how to protect herself
  • How she stumbled into animal rescue and made it into something successful
  • Talking to the Ani...
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    August 10, 2016 59 min
    Todd discusses 5 things that changed his life:
  • How he struggles with his age every day
  • Receiving a large inheritance and wasting it
  • Going on strike from the TV series, Fashion Police, and how it was the completely wrong decision
  • Always feeling like he’s being left behind by friends
  • When Todd came out of the closet while studying abroad in London.
  • About Todd: Todd is a comedian, writer, and producer from West Hollywood, CA. Named one of...
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