Side by Side

Side by Side

Welcome to Side by Side, a podcast where I, Robert Kuang, take you inside conversations with artists, creatives, healers, and warriors taking the charge in their transformational story.


November 14, 2023 45 mins

Today’s guest is Scott Stabile, the author of “Enough as You Are” and “Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart.” He is a passionate love advocate who believes there is no force more powerful than love to create real connection and healing in our world. Scott guides transformational breathwork journeys and leads personal empowerment workshops internationally. His inspirational posts have attracted a huge and devoted soc...

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Today’s guest is Anthime Miller, an internationally sought-after performer and composer who maintains a rigorous international creative presence. They began studying cello at the age of eight, and later focused on Early Music Performance, Musicology, as well as modern and Baroque cello at McGill University in Montreal.


In this conversation, we dive inside Anthime’s early discovery of classical music, their approach to composition...

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Today’s guest is Michelle Madrid, the author of “Let Us Be Greater: A Gentle, Guided Path to Healing for Adoptees” and host of the “Electricity of You” Podcast.


Michelle is an international adoptee, former foster child in the U.K., and an adoptee empowerment life coach who has been recognized as an Angels in Adoption® Honoree by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) and inducted into the New Mexico Women’s Hal...

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October 17, 2023 48 mins

In this episode, I’m joined by returning guest Tara Edwards, a writer, editor, and Twitch streamer based in Ohio, known for her work in the digital media landscape. Today’s deepdive focuses on "The Matrix" franchise.


In this conversation, we unpack the creative ramifications of transforming a story into a franchise, our personal highlights and critiques of the films, and the timely nature of its central themes in the era of artif...

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Today’s guest is Bethany Mabee, a visual artist and designer who has transformed her creative expression into a body of work seen on paper, canvas, textiles and wallpaper. From interior design to gallery commissions, she explores the parallels between art and everyday life while balancing the practical and creative needs of an artist and business owner.


In this conversation, we reminisce over Bethany’s transition from figurative ...

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Today’s guest is Kristoffer “KC” Carter, the CEO and Founder of Epic Leadership, a coaching and training organization for conscious leadership, and the author of “Permission to Glow: A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership.” In addition to his coaching and leadership work, KC is also a professional songwriter, kirtan artist, TEDx speaker, and international retreat leader. He is currently working on his second book and preparing to lea...

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September 19, 2023 47 mins

Today’s guest is Hayden Humphrey, a digital creator and life coach who helps people break out of the scripts and stories that keep them stuck, so they can become the creators of their own lives. 


In this conversation, we commiserate over our work and training experience as coaches, the journey that comes with going back home again, and the value of empowering laughter alongside healing and understanding. 


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Today’s guest is Sol Smith, a writer, professor, life coach and neurodivergent consultant specializing in mindset, happiness, and self-liberation courses. In sharing his journey with dyslexia, ADHD and autism, Sol highlights the challenges and gifts of being neurodivergent in a neurotypical society. 


In this conversation, we reflect on Sol’s journey being diagnosed in adulthood, finding neuro-affirming support, and different ways...

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Today’s guest is Richard Dixey, the author of “Three Minutes a Day: A Fourteen Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life,” and a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, California. 


A research scientist and a lifelong student of Buddhism who holds advanced degrees in biophysics and the history and philosophy of science, Mr. Dixey directed a bioelectronic research unit at a London hospital before becomin...

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Today’s guest is writer and producer Steve DiUbaldo. His work as a playwright has appeared across the country, often drawing on his experience as a Division-1 college basketball player. His play, "Exposure," was a selection for The Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. 


In this conversation, we journey back to his theater roots, his time playing and coaching basketball, and changes that are needed to support the labor a...

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Today’s guest is Alex Chester-Iwata, an actor and founder of the online publication, Mixed Asian Media. Born out of a lack of representation across TV, film, and theater, Mixed Asian Media is a collective created by multiracial, mixed Asian/Pacific Islanders (API) that seeks to build community through conversations of what it means to be of mixed API descent. 


In this conversation, we journey back to Alex’s days as a young perfor...

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August 8, 2023 56 mins

Today’s guest is Tasshin Fogleman, an extremely online pilgrim wandering this precious world for the benefit of all beings.


In this conversation, we explore Tasshin’s Buddhist journey and ongoing pilgrimage, and the service and creative projects led by his curiosity, loving kindness, and aspiration to empower others. 


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August 1, 2023 36 mins

Today’s guest is coach and community leader Cory Daise, who specializes in working with entrepreneurs and leaders of color. Those who are driven to create a more just world and looking to find joy in the process.


In this conversation, we journey back to Cory’s athletic journey and life changing experience at Morehouse College, and explore his ethos of showing your work behind the highlight reels.  


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Today’s guest is musician and actor J. Aaron Boykin, who “blends Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B-styles effortlessly" while living his motto of “healing through music.” In this conversation, we discuss his musical roots, his purpose in finding “black boy joy,” and the value of knowing yourself in creative endeavors and personal growth.


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July 11, 2023 50 mins

Today’s guest is Tara Edwards, a writer, editor, podcaster, and Twitch streamer based in Ohio, known for her work in the digital media landscape. Driven by a deep-rooted passion for storytelling, Tara utilizes her diverse background and expertise to create thought-provoking content that captivates and resonates with readers.


In this conversation, we put on our writer hats and spotlight the value of media literacy and storytelling...

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Today’s guest is theatre, film, and television writer Stacey Rose. Throughout her career, Stacey has been awarded with honors such as the Mcknight Fellowship, the Sundance Theatre Lab Fellowship, Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship, and the Dramatist Guild Fellowship. She is the the artistic director of Queen City New Play Initiative, and her television credits include “9-1-1” and “She’s Gotta Have It.”


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Today’s guests are technologist and disability activist Katelyn Lemay, and indie game developer Nolan Filter. Together, they are the creators of Tarotbot, a tool for Discord, Slack, Cohost, and Tumblr users to draw tarot cards with to-the-point simplicity, alongside carefully curated descriptions and definitions for each card. 


In this conversation, we unpack the dynamic between humanity and technology in 2023, their perspectives...

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June 13, 2023 45 mins

Today's guest is business and leadership coach Paul Silva, who draws on both his work with culinary students and those in addiction recovery, to help clients get out of the sidelines of their lives. In our conversation, Paul unpacks his relationship to spirit and sobriety, and how they empower his authenticity and full self-expression.


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Today’s guest is communication and media scholar Erique Zhang, whose work focuses the intersection of beauty, race, and transgender identity. As a PhD candidate in the Media, Technology, and Society program at Northwestern, Erique’s research seeks to interrogate how normative beauty ideals are produced through media representations and how trans women and femmes navigate these norms in their everyday lives.


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Today’s guest is Master Certified Coach Bob Conlin, the author of “Why My Relationships Suck: How to Create Strong Relationships with Courage and Heart.” In our conversation, Bob shares the lessons forged through previous chapters and relationships, and the way purpose and intention show up in his relationship work with individuals, couples, and groups.


This June, Bob will be co-leading The Alchemy of Men retreat in Fairview, Uta...

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