Passports and Poets

Passports and Poets

Conversations about the power of place and the places that change us—and why it matters.

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May 31, 2022 49 min
Episode 29 Learn what Andy Brandy Casagrande, award winning shark cinematographer, Discovery TV personality, conservationist and protector, really thinks about sharks and what we all need to know

Andy Brandy Casagrande doesn’t just love sharks, he ABSOLUTELY LOVES, and respects, them. His infectious, effusive enthusiasm about them spills over as he and R...

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Episode 28 Dylan Roberts: An in-person interview with Wimberley film documentarian and war correspondent back from Ukraine and Poland

How does someone get into the field of reporting from the middle of the action and the humanitarian issues resulting from it, whether Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, and now Ukraine? As an independent film maker and rep...

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Episode 27 Iain Douglas-Hamilton: A Lifetime’s Passion and Work for Saving Elephants

Join us in this fascinating interview with Iain Douglas-Hamilton, founder of Save The Elephants, who has spent a lifetime studying the social patterns and habits of elephants in Africa. From earlier days of simpler strategies using naming, counting, and watching their mo...

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Episode 26 An Intimate Conversation with Singer Songwriter David Wilcox: Live the Music. Sing the Song.

David Wilcox has been singing his songs and weaving his musical magic for three decades. Speaking to the biggest issues of life and the heart in the most intimate of ways, David is truly a musical Medicine Man and Magician. Join David and Dr. Chick Mor...

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Episode 25 James Mwenda Part 2: Global Wildlife Conservation Activist Returns

Last time we talked with James (Episode 23), Rodney was in Kenya with him and the last two remaining northern white rhinos on the planet. This time, James is in our podcast Studio here in Wimberley, Texas, on an extended trip to educate and inspire adults and school children al...

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Episode 24 Beyond Jaws: Every week is Shark Week with our guest James Moskito

Whether leading his legendary tours for hundreds of people to experience Great White Sharks in the wild through his company Ocean Safaris, or hanging out with sharks of all kinds just for fun, James Moskito loves sharks and wants you to love them, too. Enjoy this delightful epi...

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Episode 23 James Mwanda: Protecting the Fine Line Between Life and Extinction James Mwanda has been a personal vanguard in the protection of the now nearly extinct northern white rhinos of Africa. Caretaker for many years of the legendary Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, until Sudan’s death in 2018, James now works tirelessly with the antipoac...

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Episode 22 Jan Mirkin-Earley: Passion, Obsession, and Transformation

From becoming an Austin Music Scene powerhouse to creating and sharing the emotional human stories of Vietnamese, Laotian, and Burmese textiles, Jan Mirkin-Earley has always operated from one driving core philosophy: Be guided by the gripping creative forces in your life when they speak...

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Episode 21 Dony Wynn: Iconic drummer for Robert Palmer for 25 years, photographer, and spiritual quester

Dony Wynn’s story is about creative vision, inspiration, unparalleled personal discipline, and musical magic. We know you will find his story “Simply Irresistible!” Enjoy this masterful storyteller as he shares his life journey of unwavering faith and...

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Episode 20 Pat O'Bryan: legendary guitar player, songwriter, music producer and king of electronic music Pat O’Bryan started playing piano at eight and the guitar at 10. It wasn’t long before he was sporting a fake mustache to make himself look older and playing in the clubs up and down Spencer Street in Houston. It wasn’t longer again before he was ...

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Episode 19 Susan Gibson: multi-national award winning singer songwriter still in touch with her down home roots and always helping others When the Dixie Chicks recorded Susan Gibson’s song “Wide Open Spaces,” it was a vibe heard round the world that sent her career into orbit. But even after all the impressive songwriting awards she is still most known f...

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Episode 18 Korey Scott Pollard: Revered film and television AD, humanitarian, documentarian and social activist making a difference From his first walk on audition for a role as one of the older kids in the now iconic film “Stand By Me,” to his award winning AD turns on successful television series and well known films, Korey has always lived a life base...

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Episode 17 Greg Davis: Godwinks and Twists of Fate

After experiencing rapid fire devastating personal and financial setbacks, Greg Davis bought a $400 camera, quit his corporate job, and set out on what was to be a year long global soul searching expedition. There were a lot of life changing experiences along the way that Greg sometimes refers to as fate...

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Episode 16 Jonathan Byrd: Poet, Songwriter, Mystic

Whether writing about the wild ponies of his home state of North Carolina, or Kierkegaard and Dylan, Johnathan Byrd takes us to musical and poetic places we’ve never experienced before. Join Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel in this wide ranging and deeply moving conversation with one of the most remar...

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Episode 15 James Moskito - “The Eye of the Whale”

Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel talk with James Moskito, ocean explorer, protector, and shark and whale ambassador, as he shares his life changing story about an extraordinary emotional encounter with a humpback whale.

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Episode 14 Mary Gauthier - Saved By A Song

Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel talk with Internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning singer songwriter, Mary Gauthier, about the transformative power of truth and songwriting, for herself, her life, and the hundreds of veterans she’s worked with in the Soldiers to Songwriters program. Along with this ...

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October 29, 2020

Episode 13 Double Talkin’ Jive

Matt Sorum, Grammy Award winning and Hall of Fame drummer for Guns and Roses and Velvet Revolver talks about playing sold out arenas, rescuing dolphins, and his passion for arts in the schools.

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Episode 12 Poet is Not a Four Letter Word

Join Co-Hosts Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel in the studio with Nathan Brown, Ph.D., poet, book publisher, writer, author, songwriter and musician, as he takes us through his journey as a performing and touring artist during these strange and difficult times.

The Question: What do you do when the gigs and to...

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Episode 11 Big Laughs, Big Heart, Big Talent

Come listen and laugh with Co-Hosts Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel in the studio in their unedited episode with Bobby Arnold—musician, musical engineer, and humanitarian, as he takes us along his wild life ride from being Willie Nelson’s studio janitor and recording engineer, to a musician performing worl...

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October 8, 2020

Episode 10 Hooked on Sharks

Cristina Zenato, Underwater Explorer, has been called “The Guardian of the Ocean” and “The Shark Whisperer” for reasons you’ll learn in our next fascinating conversation with Co-Hosts Dr. Chick Morgan and Rodney Bursiel.

Cristina’s passion for “her” sharks in The Bahamas, as well as sharks all over the world, is remarkable, as...

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