LaunchCrate Podcast

LaunchCrate Podcast

A family friendly adventure for lovers of story and creative exploration. Join our podcast as we venture out to Planet Parable, chat with some Wandering Stars, and take a ride on the Creation Comet. Listener participation encouraged!... Show More

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On this week's season ending episode, we're reflecting on all things creative with a look back at the definition of creativity as told by our Wandering Stars. We hope you enjoy this special episode and the holiday season. Here's to a creative and prosperous 2019!
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December 5, 2018 69 min
On this week’s episode we’re chatting with Charon Thompson, and Dan Smith, longtime friends & founders of The Porter House KC. Topics include connecting people and businesses to the right experts, creating a lane for others, and navigating the leap of faith and journey that is entrepreneurship. Together we pen story within a story, then find our way back to Creation Comet, Name that Tune - where Charon and Dan battle for bragging...
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November 28, 2018 72 min
On this week’s episode we’re chatting with Dr. Jarius Jones, principal of Martin Luther King, Jr. elementary school in Kansas City, MO about his intentional stair steps, Sesame Street, bringing thoughts to life, how to create change and much more! Together we pen fun story about a Striper Fish, and find our way back to Creation Comet, Name that Tune. Be sure to stick around for this week’s "3-2-1, Go!" - where we’re chatting about...
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November 21, 2018 60 min
On this week's episode we're chatting with Rachel McCommon, Coordinator of Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at the UMKC School of Medicine. Our conversation varies from what fills her cup, to what she considers to be building blocks for creativity. We also chat about superseding others' expectations. Together we pen fun story about the Fountain of Happiness on Planet Parable, and find our way to Creation Comet, Name that Tune...
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November 14, 2018 63 min
On this week’s episode we’re chatting with William Dowdell, Program Director at HireKC, about life’s stair steps, believing those who see value in you, and finding the courage to speak up. Together we pen an intriguing story on Planet Parable, and get back to drawing on Creation Comet. Then stick around for this week’s 3-2-1, Go! We're chatting about how bountiful appreciation, attracts more resources. It’s a Bountiful Bag!
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On this week's episode, we're chatting with Gene Willis about the importance of storytelling, the great cycle of giving, and betting on yourself. Be sure to hang around for our our Parable of the Week and the greatest Name that Tune game played thus far. It's a Courageous Junket!
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October 31, 2018 60 min
This week we’re chatting with licensed therapist and owner of New Steps Behavioral Health, Steffon Staley.  Topics include the importance of mental health care, curbing your need for acceptance, and how we're all perfectly imperfect. Together we pen a fun story on Planet Parable, and draw a Halloween Surprise as "Can You Draw It?" returns on the Creation Comet. Stick around for this week’s 3-2-1, Go! which is all about profound j...
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October 24, 2018 64 min
On this week's episode we’re chatting with Kansas City Creative Professional, Nicholas Segura.  Topics include connecting to different aspects of culture, trusting your intuition, and some facts about our growing & shifting population. Together we pen a fun story on Planet Parable, and draw a fox as Can You Draw It?, returns on the Creation Comet. Stick around for this week’s 3-2-1, Go! We're chatting about all things Marvelous.
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October 17, 2018 57 min
On this week's episode we're chatting with Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Bobbie Mickens, about connecting with people, the source of her appreciation for education, and taking life one day at a time. Together we pen a story that you won't want to miss and Name That Tune returns with a completely lopsided score. Find out who comes out victorious, then stick around for this week's "3-2-1, Go," about balancing pride! It's a pro...
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October 10, 2018 62 min
On this week’s episode we’re chatting with the founder of the V.I.P. Movement about duplicating yourself, optimism, and being uniquely you. It’s a Thriving Trip. Together we pen a a fun story that you won’t want to miss, and our first Creation Comet - Name That Tune returns for Season 3. Be sure to stick around for this week’s 3-2-1, Go, which is all about Thriving!
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It’s here!! The first episode of Season 3! This week we’re chatting with Edgar J. Palacios, an advocate for education, proponent for building community, and the founder of the LatinX Education Collaborative. Topics include culture fit, being a voice for those who can’t be in the room, and how small wins add up to big wins. Together, we pen a a fun story that you won’t want to miss, and our first Creation Comet activity of this seas...
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August 8, 2018 85 min
It's our final episode of Season 2! This week we're chatting with an aspiring artist, an aspiring sports psychologist, and a commercial & editorial model. Together we pen a quirky story about bugs on Planet Parable and our season ending Creation Comet returns to Can You Draw It! Be sure to stick around for this week’s "3-2-1, Go!," where we’re talking about how to restore Calm AND there’s a special BONUS in the credits that you won...
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Episode 11 is here and we're chatting with the ladies of M.O.B. (Mommies of Boys). This week's truths include the importance of building a strong network of support, the Power of Sight, and the start of a movement. Be sure to hang around for our awesome Planet Parable tale that requires two sets of dice, and catch the Creation Comet with us as we attempt to Name That Tune for as many Hits of the 90s as possible. Plus, check o...
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We're chatting with Kansas City residents & Community Leaders, Rodney & Stephenie Smith. Topics include raising conscious children, walking with people, and discovery of self. Be sure to hang around for our awesome Planet Parable tale, and the return of Creation Comet, Can You Draw It!
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On this week's episode we're chatting with author and retired music teacher, Frances Robinson, about the experiences behind her book "From Stressed to Blessed," seeing old things in new ways, and waterskiing with strangers in a different country!
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It's our 8th episode of Season 2! We're chatting with Amber Sellers, about being vulnerable, engaging in meaningful conversations, and finding your authentic self. Keep your ears open to find out what love's in need of.
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On this week's episode, we're chatting with writer and human resources guru, Brittany Duncan about being okay with not having all the answers, watching things grow from nothing into something, and the power of being open to something currently unseen. Stick around for the plot-twisty Planet Parable, and this week's Creation Comet drawing, Harold, the bird-cat.
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On this week's episode we're chatting with Ashley Marie about turning your pain into purpose, finding something that's bigger than yourself, and her life's work, My Angel Lives. She's dropping all kinds of wisdom and an awesome parable that will literally stop time. Join us for this Thrilling Ride!
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Season 2 is in full swing and we're beyond excited to share this 5th episode with you! We're chatting with Nicole Jacobs-Silvey, co-founder of RISE Tribe and Sisters Circle GKC about the growth that accompanies learning, taking a leap of faith, and her newest venture. Keep your ears open for her golden theme song!
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Season 2 is in full swing and we're beyond excited to share this 4th episode with you! Our regular host returns to talk to a burgeoning young professional about life after college graduation, finding your passion, and inspiring champions. Keep your ears open for her surprising theme song.
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