The Leo Yockey Show

The Leo Yockey Show

Leo Yockey is a transgender, biracial, Tanzanian-American millennial. He is also a software engineer, comedian and advocate recovering from existential dread and burnout. Listen in for a chance to be a fly on the wall as he talks to a diverse array of friends and colleagues. Topics of conversation include racial and gender identity, mental health, spirituality, and redefining success in this rapidly changing world. Stay evolving!

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December 21, 2021 44 mins

In the season 2 finale, Leo interviews his NoHo Home Alliance colleagues Antoinette Scully, Jolly Hollamon and Lex Roman. They discuss their work with NHHA, debunk common myths about homelessness, and explain how to get involved in your own community.

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Leo and Rayna Jhaveri share a deep discussion about identity and embracing our many parts.

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Leo invites his close friend Stephanie Solis to discuss “witchy” things. Stephanie shares how she discovered that meditation was a personal strength, the challenges and rewards of connecting to ancestors as a biracial person, and the difference between reading about spiritual concepts and actually trying them.

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Leo interviews LGBTQ+ Educator and Small Business Owner Chris Angel Murphy about their experience being nonbinary in a binary-centric society. They also discuss the process of distinguishing personal identity from childhood trauma as well as when to prioritize your safety vs. others'.

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October 26, 2021 37 mins

Addie Woolridge returns to talk about her latest book, The Bounce Back. Addie and Leo also discuss failure, belonging, and the important role that romance novels play in our culture.

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October 19, 2021 45 mins

Leo interviews musical artist TRISHES about her upcoming album, The Id. They also discuss morality, zero sum politics, and their unique positions between privilege and oppression.

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October 12, 2021 33 mins

Think Three Media CEO Leah Frazier is a multi-licensed attorney turned fashion and marketing guru. Leah discusses the path she took to becoming one of the most successful women in Dallas. Leo and Leah offer a fresh perspective for looking at the success of others.

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September 28, 2021 57 mins

Leo and Software Engineer Nick DeJesus open up to each other about some of their negative experiences in the tech industry. After an alarming interruption, Nick details his path to finding a new specialty in his career; Leo and Nick discuss the key to bouncing back from mistreatment in the workplace.

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Leo mentions Lil Nas X, which sends him and guest Alli Santos into a long conversation about representation in media. They discuss the evolving role of personal identity in our society, the fallacy of binary thinking, and the importance of representation in media.

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September 14, 2021 50 mins

Why did the pandemic cause everyone to quit their jobs? In the season 2 premiere, Leo is joined by Tech Recruiter Sean Page to unpack this question. They discuss scarcity vs. abundance; religion; common pitfalls of inclusivity; and how to find a job you feel passionate about.

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September 7, 2021 2 mins

Trailer for season 2 of The Leo Yockey Show, coming every Tuesday starting September 14!

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In the season 1 finale, Leo is joined by an old friend and Somatic Healer, Stephanie Somatics. Stephanie explains the body's ability to communicate with us, the similarities between the gut and the brain, and specific challenges that empaths face. Leo and Stephanie both open up about their healing journeys.

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August 24, 2021 56 mins

If you haven’t listen to The Leo Yockey Show yet, this episode is the perfect place to start! Either way, this is a great peak into Leo’s favorite conversations and to look back on some of the greatest moments of the 1st season thus far. Leo also opens up about his true motivation in starting the podcast. Clips include the dark and light side of personality traits, utilizing privilege for good, inserting joy into day-to-day life, s...

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Black Tech Pipeline CEO chats with Leo to explain why the diversity issues in tech aren't a "pipeline issue." Leo connects Pariss' past career experiences as an actress, wax specialist, and software engineer to her current business as a recruiter. Finally, Pariss gives solid advice on how to get a leg up in a new career path.

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From a relationship ending due to "not doing enough" with his life to being an inspiration to trans men and entrepreneurs around the world, Braxton Fleming's life path is full of fascinating connections. Braxton and Leo discuss Braxton's nursing career lending itself to him founding Stealth Bros & Co, a luxury medical supply company; his commitment to the trans community being a "missing link" that...

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Leo meets with guest Valerie Phoenix to discuss how her lifelong history or service-oriented leadership led her to start Tech By Choice. They also talk about the surprising ways in which her nontechnical degrees have helped her in tech, and how our relationship with money evolves over time.

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Musician and Activist Murphy Bug has been on an intuition-led journey to discovering and living his truth. He shares his experience road-tripping across the country in the month leading up to the election, how his marketing career made him a better artist, and the was in which community reinforces his intuition. The episode ends with Leo giving advice on how to be yourself in any room and Murphy expressing how we can help protect s...

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Meghan went from experiencing postpartum anxiety to creating a safe space for mothers of young kids to find community and support. Meghan and Leo discuss the anxiety that comes with major life changes (even the positive ones!) and the importance of creating time for yourself, especially once your schedule gets busy.

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Leo has a conversation with his comedy classmate Tyler. They discuss the difference between being lazy and being in the wrong career, Tyler's journey to become a voiceover actor, and the advantages of understanding your identity at a young age.

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How did Leo's high school friend Shannon Hay become a Storyboard Revisionist for Muppet Babies? Lots of self-discovery and exploration! Shannon shares their journey of learning how they communicate as an artist and how their personal identity has helped them practice empathy with their characters. Leo and Shannon also chat about the advantages and disadvantages of growing up in the LGBTQIA community in a conservative town.

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