The Essential Lighter Side

The Essential Lighter Side

Jay Casale
May 25, 2020 1 hr 18 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Mudhustler Part 3

Jonathan Giordano, aka "Mudhustler" was the single most influential weight-loss personality for me when I got serious about using social media as a system of support. His recipes, like the Big Ass Waffle, the One Point Donut, and Bird Balls, were so...
May 24, 2020 1 hr 3 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Speech Pathologist Jackie Anderson

Jackie Anderson is the owner of Ascend Speech Therapy, LLC. She is a certified speech-language pathologist specializing in diagnostics and treatment of speech-language disorders in toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. When I met her, she was...
May 23, 2020 1 hr 2 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Joel Freeman of Beachbody

Joel Freeman is responsible for some of the most intensely grueling and inarguably effective on-demand workout programs ever created. I know because I've done them all, and I hate Joel Freeman as much as I love him for the pain that he is inflicted upon...
May 22, 2020 1 hr 3 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Comedian/Writer M. Dickson

M. Dickson is a comedian and writer in LA. She has worked on shows you have seen like Superstore, Instant Mom, Disenchantenment, the MTV VMA's, etc. We grew up near each other and traveled in distant circles until we performed together in the Rocky...
May 21, 2020 1 hr 18 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Dr. Lowell Korman

Lowell Korman is a Hospitalist. He taught me that is basically your General Practitioner while you are in the hospital. So, he knows A LOT. But, even he and his colleagues did not know how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic when it hit, and they are...
May 20, 2020 1 hr 22 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Dr. Nzinga A. Harrison MD

Dr. Nzinga Harrison is Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health, a value-based provider of comprehensive, outpatient addiction treatment. She approaches addiction with an innovative, long-term, whole-person philosophy that challenges the...
May 19, 2020 1 hr 25 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Family Counselor Caroline

Caroline is a Family Counselor and therapist in an area of California with a 90% percent poverty rate. She sees firsthand the children who are unable to do their work remotely because they don't have computers. Or internet. She counsels families who are...
May 18, 2020 1 hr 24 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Journalist Lauren Duca

Lauren Duca shot to viral fame when she published "Donald Trump is Gaslighting America," an exploration of the nature of truth and reality, for Teen Vogue in 2016. She then famously appeared on Fox News where she handled herself with pose and...
May 17, 2020 1 hr 2 min

The Essential Lighter Side: Loss of Loved Ones -Margot Traverso Bruemmer

Margot Traverso Bruemmer lost her father and her uncle to COVID-19 within the same week. The story has been featured across several news outlets, but getting to speak to Margot, whom I have known for 25 years, and hearing firsthand what it feels like to...
May 16, 2020 1 hr 18 min

The Essential Lighter Side: ICU Nurse Teresa

Teresa is an ICU Nurse in Ohio. I won't lie to you, some of this is not easy to hear. Not easy, but definitely important to the full understanding of the scope of this pandemic. Teresa has seen things that many of us will never ever have to see, and she...
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