Positive Blatherings Podcast

Positive Blatherings Podcast

Scott "Fitz" is a radio host in Rochester, NY and a filmmaker who has battled depression and celebrates sobriety. His podcast is his attempt to surround himself with positive successful people and to just have an organic conversation. Join him as he takes an organic approach to the standard interview. No preparation, no script. Letting the conversation have a mind of its own: a Blathering.

Episodes

March 11, 2022 55 min
Amanda Ashley has made a wonderful name for herself in the music community, here in Rochester and all over the country and even the world. From her work with kids and the LGBTQ+ community to her soulful music projects and her podcast, Amanda has worked hard at spreading joy and peace wherever she goes. Join us in a Blathering that will be music to your ears. Find her at www.amandaashleymusic.com
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#100 - Luck brought me to this episode. KL Wells is the Founder and CEO of Voices In Courage, an organization devoted to supporting the families of people who suffer from addiction. Finding support and guidance for those who are helping to care for a loved one who are in the dark depths of addiction was next top impossible, which is why KL Wells started this organization. She saw a need because of her own personal experiences cari...
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Allison Roberts was my guest for episode 53 and we never got to talk about this amazing business she has helped create and build. Today, I Blather with the leadership of Impact Interactive, which is "A Theatre-based Approach to Professional Learning". They help businesses and organizations train their staff on many issues, including sexual harassment and racism. Join me with Allison, Jodie Beckwith and Jonathan Ntheketha as...
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Becca Delaney Johnson is quiet, timid and shy. So, if you didn't just laugh outloud then you clearly don't know Becca! The CEO of The Cause Collaborative Cause Collab, Becca has helped to define something now known as Cause Marketing. Her business caters to Not-For-Profit organizations...but the business is very much for-profit! However, she has carved a thoughtful and successful niche in this space, helping organizations s...
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Kelly and Larry are two of the smartest, nicest and most generous people I am honored to know and have been fortunate enough to work with. They have built a business and also helped to grow a vibrant arts community in Rochester, New York. This is a super fun Blathering where we learn how these two fabulous minds joined powers for doing good in the world
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October 27, 2021 67 min
Kris Betts is a traveller. Coming to Rochester, NY by way of Austin, Kris dove into her job on 13 WHAM and endearing the community to her personality and professionalism. Now, she is moving on from broadcast news to rediscover her professional identity. In this episode, we have a fun and lively conversation about her life in front of the camera and where she goes from here. Join me and Blather with Emmy Award winner, Kris Betts.
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October 15, 2021 46 min
What is the Golden Rule? She who has the gold makes the rules? I like to think the Golden Rule is kindness and thoughtfulness. Kellie Wright has built a business on the idea of kindness and giving. Blather with us and learn how she went from being disillusioned in Corporate America to helping corporations in America.
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Mark Gruba is a respected face in the Rochester, NY community. He has been doing the morning show on WROC News 8 for many years. He started out in sports and never even considered the path that led him here. His a family man, trustworthy journalist and enjoys a good joke. I always enjoy speaking with Mark and this time he was my captive for 40 minutes. Come Blather with us.
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Framing Your Happiness, with Allison Nichols - I had the pleasure of Blathering with a kindred spirit. Allison Nichols is the owner and resident artist at Creativ Framing & Design at the fabulous Made on State complex in the High Falls District of Rochester, NY. She has been able to Frame her own happiness by following her artistic soul into business for herself. This Blathering touches on many themes but the one that really to...
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Jack and Linda Mazur have become my surrogate family. We first met when they were at the studio recording their audiobook, available on Audible: https://adbl.co/3ia1o15, about losing their daughter Emilee, to Anorexia.

As I learned more about their story and about their family, I was drawn to their energy and their purpose.

Join me as I spend some time discussing their journey and their desire to help others understand and deal wit...
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In my constant search for interesting people to Blather with, some friends of mine told me about this guy Lee Drake. They said he was a super guy and had a lot of cool things to talk about. So I invited him over and we had a great conversation about Coffee, Food, games and being a cool boss. Pour a hot cup of Ethiopian and join me as I Blather with Lee Drake!
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As a filmmaker, I am blessed with the opportunity to work with talented and artistic people. I first met Melodie Roehrig in 2016 when she auditioned for Bottom Feeders. Now, 5 years later, the film is done and we sat done to Blather about acting, anxiety, depression and never giving up.
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Early on in the Pademic, in 2020, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I saw a guy juggling and doing tricks. I saw him again and again until I was looking forward to his videos. The videos were fun and interesting and they made me forget that I was not allowed to have customers in my relatively new (2 years old) business. That guy was Ted Baumhauer and I finally got around to asking him to Blather with me for a bit. He is ...
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I first saw this young man doing thr Brother Wease show on Radio 95.1 (iHeart Media) and thought he was a guest who had been in the news recently. Then I saw him again and again. So many posts about this "Wheels" guy, all with smiles and great things to say. I figured it was time to Blather with Wheels and I am glad I did, because he is as inpsiring as he is cool. Blather with us....
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April 30, 2021 47 min
Episode 87: Scott Berne has told his story on radio and television. He wrote it all down in a book you can purchase just about anywhere. He works tirelessly to make sure that others will not have to experience what he endured. This is a Blathering that really took me some time to process, simply because of everything Scott had to go through. From being a real estate investor to his involvement with the National Center for Missing a...
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April 23, 2021 31 min
This week I had the pleasure of Blathering with Kathryn F. Burmeister LLC - who has coined a phrase that I absolutely love, “Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo,”. That's the title of her book which can be found on her website: https://kathrynfburmeister.com/

This is a wonderful exploration into her journey growing up in the south and elbowing her way into the boy's club that is the Law. She runs her own legal practice an...
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April 19, 2021 30 min
"The Connector" Episode 85 of The Blathering has a unique backstory. This guy came out of nowhere on LinkedIn and started trying to help me to connect with people who he thought could benefit from my expertise. I thought he was going then invoice me for his services. Nope - he just loves to connect people. I think you will connect with him because he is super relatable and professional. Join me as I Blather with Kevyn Rusti...
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Her art is signed Ras, her friends call her Nay, but I call her amazing. Listen to this story about how Renee Schuls-Jacobson went from suicidal to selling her art. She is a writer (her memoirs are about to be released), she is a teacher and she sings and dances too! There is not a dull moment in her presence and I am sure you will enjoy this story of resilience and rebirth. You can find her artwork at https://www.rasjacobson.store...
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March 28, 2021 103 min
Fitz and Paul Guglielmo, owner of Guglielmo's Sauce got together for a double podcast, the merging of the Pauly Guglielmo Show and Positive Blatherings to talk about following dreams, terrible jobs, cringe moments and radio. It's a fun and funny episode.
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February 26, 2021 44 min
Stephanie Harlowe has a very popular True Crime Channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClVF8RcTN3UqAognWFGlJcg) and is also the Co-Host of the Crime Weekly Podcast (CrimeWeeklyPodcast.com). Today we chat about how she took her passion for storytelling and her fascination with murder mysteries and created a career. Come blather with us.
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