Podcetera

Podcetera

Hosts Joe’l Ludovich and René Lego explore a vast range of topics with guests from all walks of life and backgrounds. Each episode of Podcetera is a journey of discovery, as we delve into topics that pique our curiosity and yours. Join us for interviews with fascinating individuals, from experts in their fields to ordinary people who have extraordinary stories to share.

Episodes

June 11, 2024 50 mins

Maria Sammartino, Editor-in-Chief, and Peter Frycki, Publisher of Out in Jersey Magazine, join us to delve into the magazine's origins, growth, and profound impact on the Jersey LGBTQ community since its establishment in 2002. Driven by the absence of everyday coverage of New Jersey LGBTQ+ news and events, founders Peter Frycki and Toby Grace saw an opportunity to make a difference. Instead of focusing solely on gruesome events li...

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In this inspiring episode, we sit down with Lincoln Greenidge, President and CEO of Sandfire Resources America Inc., to discuss his book, "No More Excuses." With nearly three decades of experience across six industries, Lincoln shares his insights on finding one’s purpose without delay and leading a life dedicated to serving others. Originally from St. Lucia, Lincoln's finance journey began early at the National Commercial Bank of...

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If you've ever been captivated by the immersive soundscapes of movie trailers or commercials, you've likely encountered the artistry of Damir Price, a multifaceted music producer, composer, and co-owner of redCola. Together with his creative partner Jonathan Paul, redCola pioneers innovative music and sound design for film and TV advertising.

In this episode of Podcetera, join us for a insightful convers...

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Step into the vibrant world of Amazon Country, a groundbreaking radio show airing on WXPN Radio in Philadelphia since 1974, dedicated to amplifying the voices of lesbian and feminist musicians. Join us as we uncover the rich history of this iconic program and the remarkable woman at its helm, Debra D'Alessandro.

As host and producer of Amazon Country since 1996, Debra has been the driving force behind its success, guiding it throug...

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In this insightful episode of Podcetera, hosts René and Joe'l welcome Ashok K. Gangadean distinguished global philosopher, professor, author, and spiritual activist. With a teaching career spanning 56 years at Haverford College, Gangadean recounts his remarkable journey from Trinidad to academia, his profound exploration of global philosophy, and his cross-cultural dialogues on spirituality. He shares insights into his vision for g...

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Each March, thousands gather from around the globe in Austin, Texas, for the renowned SXSW® Conference & Festivals. On this episode, we welcome Hugh Forrest, Co-President and Chief Programming Officer for South by Southwest (SXSW). In his role, Hugh oversees content for the SXSW Conference, as well as the SXSW Music Festival, the SXSW Film Festival, the SXSW Comedy Festival and SXSW EDU. Hugh offers invaluable insights into ac...

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Since 2020, there has been an alarming nationwide increase (According to the Human Rights Campaign) reported toward transgender women of color and gender non-conforming people.

In response to this increase, the office of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, invited members of the community in 2022 to form an LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee to work with criminal justice partners to address shortcomings that historically have made...

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Embark on an extraordinary journey into the life of the award-winning writer, producer, director, and cinematographer, Paul Cater Deaton. From the rugged beauty of a Texas ranch to the remote corners of the world, Paul's journey unfolds as a captivating tale of exploration and adventure. We dive into his passion and impactful work, shedding light on ocean conservation, tackling issues from shark fin harvesting to broader advocacy i...

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Join us for an insightful conversation with fundraising executive and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategist Michelle Gollapalli, as we delve into the significance of fostering diverse perspectives, ensuring equitable opportunities, and cultivating inclusivity. Michelle discusses the impact of integrating DEI principles into the fabric of fundraising strategies. Drawing from her rich experience as an internationally-acc...

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Step with us into the dynamic realm of real estate with two distinguished experts, Maria Quattrone of RE/MAX AT HOME and Maria Quattrone and Associates, and Dara Ellis of RE/MAX AT HOME, both realtors in the bustling Philadelphia market. In this candid discussion, we explore the experiences and challenges faced by women in an industry traditionally dominated by male executives and deal-makers. Delving into the shifting landscape of...

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Janet Jay holds extensive knowledge in an area that we all try to avoid—chronic pain. Despite enduring relentless pain resulting from a back injury compounded by fibromyalgia throughout her life, she's carved a successful career path. Janet is an internationally published freelance journalist, writer, editor and communications specialist with the US Pain Foundation, which includes writing and editing the the INvisible Project magaz...

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Pour yourself a glass of wine and partake in our captivating conversation highlighting the unstoppable spirit of Indira Bayer. Serving as the Founder, Executive Director, and Brand Ambassador of Wines of Illyria, Indira's story unfolds from her immigration journey in 1996, arriving in a new land from Bosnia and Herzegovina without a grasp of the English language. Her path weaves through the banking industry, various r...

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Lance Simon is a force in motion, always seeking to make a positive impact through his diverse skill set and passion for creating positive change. He is an architect, filmmaker, photographer, and advocate for both homelessness and mental health awareness. Lance shares his experiences growing up biracial in America and sheds light on the importance of combating homelessness while dispelling common misconceptions about ...

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Renowned and versatile academician, Dr. Irina Dumitrescu, Ph.D., leads the Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies at The University of Bonn. As an accomplished author, podcast host, and expert in medieval literature, she joins us to delve into a diverse range of topics. Our conversation spans from the intricacies of toxic academia to the integration of AI in classrooms, emphasizing the significance of hum...

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Heath Allyn is the embodiment of versatility. Not only is he a character actor, he is also a voice actor, writer, director, musician, vocalist, and composer. We sit down with Heath to unravel his insights into the world of social media stardom and we discover the driving forces behind his creative spirit and what it means to be your true self online.

Learn More about Heath: https://heathallyn.com/ | ww...

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Producer and documentary filmmaker Jeff Nucera joins us to discuss his latest project SHOWGALS, a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Tight & Nerdy, the world’s first burlesque troupe devoted to “Weird Al” Yankovic. Jeff also delves into the reality of producing reality television and what it is like to open Weird Al's fan mail. Jeff Nucera has been working in unscripted storytelling for more than two decades s...

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From political consultant to film producer and director, Mike Blizzard has turned his talents for grassroots campaigning into a vibrant film career in Austin, Texas. His latest project is Richard Linklater’s HIT MAN, about a gun for hire who just happens to be working for the cops.

Mike was a producer on APOLLO 10 1 ⁄ 2: A SPACE AGE CHILDHOOD, and NO NO: A DOKUMENTARY about the life and times of major league baseball pitcher Dock ...

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