Real Tall Tales

Real Tall Tales

Have you ever realized that every person, no matter what they do in life or who they are, has at least ONE story that was so ridiculous, so unbelievable, so extraordinary...that it can't possibly be true? But they ARE. We believe every person has an interesting story to tell and some of those stories even evolve into life work for some of our guests, charting their future before they even knew it. We'll uncover these stories while highlighting important perspectives, ideas that challenge our everyday thinking and stories - that in the end - make you sit back and think.

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November 15, 2022 42 min

This pair of brothers had a dream - to create something delicious that reminded them of home, but they had one small little problem: no where to do it it. So what did they do? They constructed an entire ice cream facility...out of legos. Yep, you heard that right: a place to make ice cream out of LEGOS. Welcome to the story of Ice Cream Walla.

Reza and Rehan Bhiwandiwalla grew up in Bombay, India enjoying the culinary creations of t...

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From bribing Thai officials and witnessing what goes on in the backrooms of Parisian strip clubs with celebrities to dodging real life monsters in the night and breaking up with Royalty, Laura Feuillebois has enough enough real tall tales to fill a book...but we'll settle with a podcast episode for now.

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About Laura:

Laura Feuillebois has spent her career working with international arts and culture nonprofits throughout the ...

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Do you ever wonder why do some people’s lives seem so exciting and other's are - well - still great, but seem to lack the thrilling and terrifying aspect of living on the edge? Clinical psychologist, speaker, and science writer Dr. Ken Carter has made a career out of examining why some people are thrill seekers, daredevils, and adrenaline junkies... and why some aren’t. And it’s rooted in a central emotion: fear. So if you’re l...

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It's the biggest night of your life. It's all on the line and you're staring down the barrel of success and then the entire course of your life shifts in one moment. Could you imagine losing your entire life savings all in one night? Our guest Josh Kim talks to us about the night an unexpected fire in Vietnam changed it all for him as well as what his life was like as a former's Jehovah's Witness.


Josh is a secon...

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You go to a foreign country to see the sites, taste the local cuisine, and lose yourself in the culture. But what if immersing yourself in those traditions almost kills you? Our guest Wynn Corliss details how things almost went very wrong during a world famous festival in Spain, the questionable timing of his decision to dive with Great Whites in South Africa, and his move across the world.

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This episode is a continuation of PT 1 - A Teenage Gang Leader Turned Lawyer

When he was just 14, David Lee Windecher dropped out of high school and joined a gang for protection with the street name "Red." At 16, he started his own gang. He was arrested 13 times and spent over 7 months incarcerated as a juvenile. Now, he’s a lawyer fighting for those who don’t have the resources to pay for justice.

In Part 2, David tells us a...

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When he was just 14, David Lee Windecher dropped out of high school and joined a gang for protection with the street name "Red." At 16, he started his own gang. He was arrested 13 times and spent over 7 months incarcerated as a juvenile. Now, he’s a lawyer fighting for those who don’t have the resources to pay for justice. 

Learn more about David's non-profit, "RED" and how you can help stop recidivism at stoprec...

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October 4, 2022 58 min

When Derreck Kayongo was 10, he found himself rounded up by the hands of a military firing squad with his family and was forced to watch as his neighbors were randomly selected and killed. He escaped and now? He's a CEO, non-profit founder of a humanitarian aid organization, and CNN Hero.

Derreck Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a humanitarian aid organization that collects discarded and unused soap from thousa...

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Welcome to Real Tall Tales, the podcast that showcases the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Ever meet someone with the most INSANE story? So ridiculous, so unbelievable, that you're sure it must be made up? Except it's not, and these are the stories we're telling.


In this episode, Munir Meghjani tells us the tale of how he and his family were held up and robbed at gunpoint on Thanksgiving Day, then left to freez...

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October 3, 2022 1 min

Ever meet someone with the most INSANE story? So ridiculous, so unbelievable, that you're sure it must be made up? These are the stories we're collecting: the extraordinary stories of ordinary people.

Cassandra Young and Munir Meghjani started this podcast when they realized that everyone they spoke to, no matter what they did in life or who they were, had at least ONE story that was so ridiculous, so unbelievable, so extrao...

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