Virginia Is For Laughers with X2 Comedy

Virginia Is For Laughers with X2 Comedy

Love to laugh and hear people’s stories? Do you live in, plan to visit, curious about life in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and looking for things to do besides hiking? Then this is for you. Join host comedian Dawn Davis Womack whose claim to fame is having a son that made it to the NFL. BFFs and strangers alike find she’s light-hearted, genuine, family-oriented and never late for a happy hour! It’s engaging conversations with comedians and other fascinating peeps on faith, comedy, life, fitness, food, drinks and entertainment in the Valley.

Episodes

February 28, 2024 56 mins
Laughers, prepare to get swept away by the allure of olde world charm and hospitality with innkeepers Joel and Becca Graham of the historic Friendly City Inn in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Take a journey with these new parents who are among the youngest innkeepers in America and our charismatic host, Dawn Davis Womack, as we delve into their heartfelt transformation of an 1885 mansion into a modern bed and breakfast oasis. Nestled...
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Laughers, prepare to journey into your own heart and mind to discover unhidden challenges that can sabotage your personal growth with our guest Letitia Bates. She’s a renowned coach, award winning speaker and #1 Amazon bestseller author who sheds light on the transformative power of self awareness and healing from trauma. This episode is sure to tug at those heartstrings as much as it tickles your funny bone! We’ll dive deep i...
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Laughers, get ready to explore a world of relaxation, rejuvenation and healing in this zen oasis! Our host, the fun-loving Dawn Davis Womack is joined by the charismatic Lou Botkin, Massage Therapist, Owner and the heart of Escapes Spa. Tune in to hear Lou’s story of Arizona roots, fascinating August County farm life and her wisdom on how to turn self-care into a holistic sanctuary for the soul. As Dawn’s massage therapist, Lo...
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Laughers, take a journey deep with us into the complexities of love and connection with renowned Couples Therapist Randy Hook, LCSW, PLLC. With over 25 years of therapy triumphs, Randy guides us through the profound journey of mending and nurturing relationships. Discover how radical acceptance and unconditional positive regard revolutionize the way couples communicate and resolve conflict, all while Randy shares insights from...
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Laughers, take a dive into a topic we all chew on daily—nutrition! Katie Welborn, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NTP, shares her expertise from her roles as Nutrition Coach at Rocktown CrossFit and Nutrition Consultant at Rocktown Medical Spa. We're unpacking everything from sports performance to family health and women’s health with practical take away tips to help you transform your nutrition. With a background as a hea...
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Laughers, gear up for a blend of reflections, motivations, and life lessons that makes this episode a true testament to strength, perseverance, and the love of laughter. In this uplifting episode, Robin Crespo, a fitness expert and seasoned master trainer brings three decades of industry experience to the table. Journey through Robin's resilience and triumphs in life and fitness that have shaped her perspectives, views and pla...
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Laughers, this episode is packed with thoughtful insights on how to live holistically unique to you. Tune in to learn, laugh, and maybe even get inspired to carve out a non-linear path that's uniquely your own! Amanda Presgraves, a “multipotentialite”, is the author of The NonRecipe Book, an exercise science guru turned professional USA off-road triathlete and a mind-set coach who approaches life with a sense of fun that's jus...
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Laughers, we hit a milestone —it's our 150th episode and we have more laughs-pir-ations for you with guest Lauren Black, a master of clinical exercise physiology and the powerhouse behind Rocktown CrossFit. Tune into this episode for a burst of motivation and practical advice whether you're a fitness enthusiast, gym owner, or anyone looking to up their game in personal and professional growth. Lauren doesn't just lead her gym,...
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Laughers, prepare to laugh and be energized by the irresistible dynamism of local fitness legend Val Holmes, co-owner of Valley Fitness. Get an exclusive peek into Val's philosophy of 'treat as a treat' and realistic goal setting for 2024. Listen to Val’s story of coming to the Valley for cross country at James Madison University into developing a career in gym ownership under three names over the last 40+ years. Tune in as Va...
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Laughers, get ready to crack open the tap on good vibes in this episode with the master of malts, the sultan of suds, the one and only Shawn Gatesman, owner and brewmaster of The Friendly Fermenter! Known for its great beer and lousy parking, tune it to hear Shawn's journey from utilizing two-liter soda bottles to running a beloved nano brewery in Harrisonburg. From his family roots in hard work, we veer through a lively discu...
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Laughers, get ready to laugh out loud with the delightful Abby Chick of Blakemore's Flowers, voted the best in the Shenandoah Valley for her innovative and sustainable floral designs. With 17 years in the bloom business, Abby brings a bouquet of knowledge to our podcast, blending artistry with eco-conscious practices. Discover her journey from a part-time florist to a full-time floral educator sharing her insider secrets on ed...
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Laughers, light up your week with a dazzling venture to the winter wonderland of Light Up the Park at Massanutten Resort. Tune in for a behind-the-scenes look at turning a visionary idea into a festive reality that both guests and the community cherish.  We've got a trio of glittering guests from Massanutten Resort, here to share the behind-the-scenes magic of this new annual event. We have Dana Staniunas, Kelly Long, and the ...
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Laughers, deck your halls and tune your jingle bells to the sound of uproarious joy because this episode is about to sprinkle some festive glitter on your funny bone with the world’s most famous festive couple around—the wonderful Santa and the charming Mrs. Claus! Get ready to be enchanted by heartwarming experiences and cheeky North Pole insider stories that you've never heard before. Their loving banter sparks joy as they r...
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Laughers, discover the compassionate world of grieving support available to you and your loved ones that flourishes hope in the hardest of times this holiday season and year round. Our guest, Vonda Driver from the Sadie Rose Foundation, joins us today to share the story of its founders, Regina & Lee Harlow. From their heartbreaking loss they stitched together a quilt of comfort, extending from the delicate threads of infan...
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Laughers, today we unwrap the story of Shenandoah Valley's premier one-stop shop for gifts and decor for all seasons, as well as all things Christmas that specializes in hard-to-find and high-quality items. Find out about their magical realm of handpicked ornaments, heart-warming gifts, flags and festive table runners, among other irresistible finds you can peruse and purchase from the owner, Dustin Kline.  Learn about the per...
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Laughers, enjoy funny moments and discover the power of music, charity and community with key figures from VOICE, a nonprofit musical organization in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Listen as our special guests, Misty Newman and Ben Wilkins, share the story of this organization, founded in 2008. Find out about how they create beautiful melodies for a noble cause, hosting bi-annual concerts and donating all proceeds to local nonprofits...
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Laughers, get ready for an enlightening episode with laughs to discover the secrets of effective leadership from Michael McCleve, founder of Black Box Leadership. With over 35 years of experience, Michael offers a wealth of knowledge and practical strategies for becoming a better leader. Benefit from his wealth of knowledge, emphasizing the importance of leading oneself before leading others as we explore the ripple effect of ...
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Laughers, get ready to be inspired by singer-songwriter Morgan Dean's journey from Valley Idol to earning a golden ticket on American Idol performing in front of celebrity judges! Hailing from Elkton, Virginia, Morgan shares the lessons she learned, her experiences, and the passion for music that sparked within her. Discover her musical influences and favorite places to perform around the Valley. Get a sneak peek into Morgan's...
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Laughers, get ready for a captivating interview with Reverend Bill Howard of The Judy Chops as we explore his multifaceted music career, background in improv at JMU, live streaming adventures, and creative outlook! Listen as this dynamic artist and independent entrepreneur shares the significance of fostering opportunities in the arts. Discover how he created a unique live streaming concept known as 'the confessional,' providi...
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Laughers, get an overview and insider's look in this fun engaging conversation about this incredible venue, its diverse range of shows and events, and the challenges and strategies of marketing in the world of Jame Madison’s Performing Arts Center with Morgan Mowbray, the Director of Marketing and Branding. From balancing planning and ticket sales to collaborating with local talent and fostering close-knit relationships, Morga...
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