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Who We Are

From Bardic, an audio documentary podcast about real people, life, and career. Hosted by Carissa Weiser, Who We Are connects people everywhere and reminds us that everyday people are extraordinary. Formerly called Career Day. Season 1 complete.
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Apr 5, 2017

"Cecelia from Maryland" on her spiral into the darkest season of her life, her mindset while there, and who she is today. This is one you don't want to miss.

*For details on content warning and info if today's episode resonates with you: http://WhoWeAre.fm/episode-14-enough

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Say hi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/carissaweiser

Want to be considered for the show? http://WhoWeAre.fm/stories 

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Special thanks to my guest: "Cecelia from Maryland."

Music:

"I Should Have Been More Human" by Chris Zabriskie

"Cylinder Six" by Chris Zabriskie

"Cylinder Eight" by Chris Zabriskie

"Prelude No. 2" by Chris Zabriskie

"Prelude No. 1" by Chris Zabriskie

"Out of the Skies Under the Earth" by Chris Zabriskie

"Is That You or Are You You?" by Chris Zabriskie

"I Don't See the Branches, I See the Leaves" by Chris Zabriskie

Mar 29, 2017

Keith Stellman on becoming the meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service office in Atlanta, Georgia... and choosing the perfect chili.

Also, Jacqui Jeras talks being a broadcast meteorologist for local and national fronts, including CNN.

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Say hi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/carissaweiser

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Want to be considered for the show? http://WhoWeAre.fm/stories 

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Special thanks to my guests: Keith Stellman and Jacqui Jeras.

Music:

"Enthusiast" by Tours

"Springtime" by Podington Bear

"Prismatone" by Podington Bear

"Modern Glory" by Podington Bear

"Gravy" by Podington Bear

"Frosted Glass" by Podington Bear

"Feldspar" by Podington Bear

"Easygoing" by Podington Bear

"Down And Around" by Podington Bear

"A1 Rogue" by Podington Bear

"Filaments" by Podington Bear

"Thaw (Outro)" by Kai Engel

"The Fresh Monday" by Dexter Britain

Mar 13, 2017

Chris Kattawar on how he went from marine biologist wannabe to chef-owner of Cook and Dagger Restaurant in Greenville, Rhode Island. (http://www.cookanddagger.com

Also, BJ tells his journey from dental implant marketer to food trucker-turned brick and mortar expansion with Red Sesame Korean BBQ in Cincinnati, Ohio. (http://www.redsesamebbq.com

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://iTunes.WhoWeAre.fm

Say hi on Twitter: http://twitter.com/carissaweiser

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carissaweiser

Want to be considered for the show? http://WhoWeAre.fm/stories 

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Music: 

"Juncture" by Dexter Britain

"Slow Motion Strut Version Two" by Dexter Britain

"City Limits" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Throughout The City 2" by David Szesztay

"Fishing" by David Szesztay

"The Time To Run" by Dexter Britain

Feb 28, 2017

Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

I'd love to hear from you on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser), Facebook (https://facebook.com/CareerDayShow), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carissaweiser). 

To be considered for the show, share your story with me: http://careerdayshow.com/stories.

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Tom is an outdoorsy guy and a teacher. But after instructing Years 4-5 for about four years, he takes the plunge, setting out to walk 1100 miles around the perimeter of Wales. What begins as a nature adventure quickly becomes a test of both physical and mental strength. Along the way, Tom comes to realize bits about himself he never knew existed and learns that the most important things in life aren't items you buy, but rather loved ones, kindness, and the world around you- right where you are. Hear how his Welsh Wander grew into something much bigger than himself and is making a difference for people with Alzheimer's.

Hear also from Earl who is 97 years young. He's a master mechanic, electrician, and a participant in a clinical trial on Alzheimer's. He remembers changing jobs at the start of WWII, riding horses in the mountains, and even hoisting an old teacher's Model-T onto the roof of a barn using ropes with his friends. In this touching interview, I talk with Earl, his daughter, and his grandson about life past, present, and why they care about helping those in the future.

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Special thanks to Tom from Wales, Earl, and Earl's family for sharing their stories with the world. 

Music:

"The Zeppelin" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Upbeat Whistle" by Dave Depper

"Wholesome 3" by Dave Depper 

"Wholesome 1" by Dave Depper

"Stars Collide Instrumental Version" by Josh Woodward 

"June" by Kai Engel

"Looking for That Moment When Time Stands Still" by Will Bangs 

"Losing Love" by Dexter Britain 

"The War In My Head" by Dexter Britain

Feb 17, 2017

Truly, this is a message everyone needs to hear.

Rehaan grew up in his father's medical office, seeing the real side of medicine mixed with a child's impression of the field. Through a rocky journey, Rehaan makes his way to medical school himself but encounters a rude awakening that brings him to a major tipping point in life. Through a series of hilarious, challenging, and sometimes heartbreaking events, Rehaan discovers how the quest for the perfect chair ultimately brings him to a fuller understanding of both himself and what's truly important.

From the #1 radio show, Purple Requests, to his incredibly charming personality, meet Rehaan. Hear him bare it all, sharing the intimate details of his personal struggles, past, and how he's making strides to better the institutional problem of mental health.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

I'd love to hear from you on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser), Facebook (https://facebook.com/CareerDayShow), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carissaweiser). 

To be considered for the show, share your story with me: http://careerdayshow.com/stories.

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Special thanks to Rehaan Ansari for sharing his story so boldly with the world. 

*This episode of Career Day is dedicated to Rehaan's dad.

Music:

"Curtains Are Always Drawn" by Kai Engel | other music through Audioblocks

Feb 14, 2017

Among many things, Michelle is an international adoptee from the UK adopted in the United States. As a little girl struggling through the foster care system, young Michelle learned early that only perfection equated safety. Thus, the perfect grades, the best job, the nicest car... all of these things began to mean survival. She rose to the top, becoming a successful broadcast news journalist and balancing a series of impressive roles. So, why did she walk away from the financial and emotional security she worked so hard to achieve? What changed, and is she happy with this decision?

Hear Michelle discover that what she was looking for had been there all along.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

I'd love to hear from you on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser), Facebook (https://facebook.com/CareerDayShow), or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carissaweiser). 

To be considered for the show, share your story with me: http://careerdayshow.com/stories

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Special thanks to Michelle Madrid-Branch for sharing her story with the world. See what she's up to here: http://michellemadridbranch.com

Music:

"Empires" by Scott Holmes

"Fish Bowl" by Scott Holmes

"I'm What You'd Be Without Her Long Version" by Doctor Turtle

"Throughout The City" by David Szesztay

"Take Care" by David Szesztay

"Smiling Cars" by David Szesztay

"Ladybirds Theme" by David Szesztay

"Add And" by Broke For Free

Feb 7, 2017

"Steve from New Jersey" is an organic chemist who enjoys the stability his career provides. But he's literally the guy waiting for the weekend because, at night, he's a DIY basement venue operator with several housemates. That lifestyle is no stranger to opposition, is often misunderstood, and actually spans nationwide (and possibly beyond?). Steve must face the struggle of passion versus responsibility to ultimately rationalize and justify his pursuits. Will it be gratitude and comfort or independence and purpose that win out? Or, will the chemist and DIY roles leave Steve unable to support one without the other?

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com.

I'd love to hear from you on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser) or Facebook (https://facebook.com/CareerDayShow). 

To be considered for the show, share your story with me: http://careerdayshow.com/stories

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Special thanks to Steve from NJ for sharing his story with the world.

Music:

"Arcade Paradise" by Scott Holmes

"Under Suspicion" by Lee Rosever

"Better Way" by Kai Engel

"Darkling Skies" by Jelsonic

"The Big Moment" by David Szesztay

"Sweet Dreams" by David Szesztay

"Smile from the Mirror" by David Szesztay

"Night Surfing" by David Szesztay

"Night Drive" by David Szesztay

"Melting" by David Szesztay

"Lighsun" by David Szesztay

"Fun Fashion" by David Szesztay

"Clue" by David Szesztay

 

Jan 24, 2017

Four people who know what the cow says. Hear Will, Annie, Tim, and Maegan share how they work with large animals and see how bicycles, being weird, and high heels do relate to farming.

See also how cats are changing lives.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories

Say hi on Twitter (and find calls for specific interviews): https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser

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If you'd like to support the worldwide cause of Heifer International, go to https://www.heifer.org. You can also like and share to spread the world: @heifer (Twitter), @heiferinternational (Instagram)

Special thanks to Will Gilmer, Annie, Tim McNutt, and Maegan Clark for sharing their stories with the world.

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Music:

"Discovery Harbor" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Manele" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Open Flames" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Shift of Currents" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Tower of Mirrors" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Turning on the Lights" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Dirtbike Lovers" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Upbeat" by Jon Luc Hefferman

"It's Only Mourning" by Kai Engel

"Big Apple" by Scott Holmes

"Entrepreneurs" by Scott Holmes

"Green Fields" by Scott Holmes

"Inspiring And Upbeat" by Scott Holmes

"Kiss The Sky" by Scott Holmes

"New Beginnings" by Scott Holmes

Jan 10, 2017

Four+ people who draw way better than anyone I know. Hear Tom, Alvarez, Leigh, and Naters (with perspective from Jam) talk about professional doodling and how there's a lot more to it than you had any idea.

See also why fiberglass cows shouldn't surf.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes to help others find the podcast! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories

Say hi on Twitter (and find calls for specific interviews): https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser

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Special thanks to Tom Manning, Chris Alvarez, Leigh Rubin, Jam, and Naters for sharing their stories with the world.

Music:

"An Opus in Ab" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Endless Story About Sun and Moon" by Kai Engel

"Idea" by Kai Engel

"Moment of Magic" by Scott Holmes

"A Wee Tipple" by Scott Holmes

"Arcade Paradise" by Scott Holmes

"Duck Pond" by Scott Holmes

"Inspiring Corporate" by Scott Holmes

"Motivational" by Scott Holmes

"Old Oak Tree" by Scott Holmes

"Sweet Dreams" by Scott Holmes

"When I'm With You" by Scott Holmes

 

Dec 27, 2016

Three careers related to language learning. Hear Andy, Dokia, and Dylan share how learning language is the key to everything.

See also how grunge can be the best worst thing to happen to you and why dogs shouldn't eat hedgehogs.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories

Say hi on Twitter (and find calls for specific interviews): https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser

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Special thanks to Andy Steenberge, Dokia McEwan, and Dylan Baker for sharing their stories with the world.

Music:

"Sungaze" by Beach Talks

"Chunk of Lawn" by Jahzzar

"Take Me Higher" by Jahzzar

"This Bright Day" by Ketsa

"Back on the Road Again" by Scott Holmes

"Entrepreneurs" by Scott Holmes

"Follow Your Dreams" by Scott Holmes

"Moving Forward" by Scott Holmes

"Reach for Success" by Scott Holmes

Dec 12, 2016

Three exceptionally risky careers. Hear Gavin, Mike, and Park share what it's like to manage stress, survive the line of fire, and represent sometimes controversial careers. 

See also how a family hub, challenge from a friend, pizza, and structure help manage risk.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories

Say hi on Twitter (and find calls for specific interviews): https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser

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Special thanks to Gavin Griffin, Mike, and Park for sharing their stories with the world.

Nov 29, 2016

Meet four people who transform the world through the Internet and create community in a place you might not have considered before.

See what video games, BuzzFeed, dog pictures, and Pokemon all have in common... and how cats are similar to accordions.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com.

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories.

Say hi on Twitter (and find calls for specific interviews): https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser.

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Special thanks to Ian Tornay, Cathy Ngo, Matt Nelson, and the guy from Bulbaswag for sharing their stories with the world.

Nov 14, 2016

Meet three people who depend on being able to recognize the perfect moment. Whether making decisions with outcomes you don't see for a couple years, capturing once in a lifetime events, or showing up at just the right time... we'll see how three people successfully juggle time, family, and happiness.

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories

Say hi on Twitter (and find calls for specific interviews): https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser

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Special thanks to James Hook, Kathryn Lewis, and John Hamm for sharing their stories with the world.

Music:

"The Stasis" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Orbit (Instrumental Version)" by Josh Woodward

"Show Me (Instrumental Version)" by Josh Woodward

"Dizzy Spells - Instrumental" by Josh Woodward

Nov 14, 2016

Four Michaels from around the world each with a different perspective on numbers. From being concrete, to abstract, to relational and representing ultimate freedom- numbers may not be exactly what you think!

Hear individuals share how childhood memories, facing the real world, heartbreak, and taking risk factor into their career. 

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Like the show? Please review on iTunes! http://itunes.careerdayshow.com

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories

Say hi on Twitter (and find calls for specific interviews): https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser

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Special thanks to Michael Davis, Michael Albert, Michael Hoggett, and Michael Four for sharing their stories with the world.

Music:

"Vittoro" by Blue Dot Sessions

"The Envelope" by Blue Dot Sessions

"Arp and Piano Beat" by Podington Bear

"Can I Talk to You" by Podington Bear

"Dry Air" by Podington Bear

"Forecasting" by Podington Bear

"Just Watching" by Podington Bear

"Side Car" by Podington Bear

"Steppin Intro" by Podington Bear

Nov 4, 2016

I've always been curious about what other people do for a living, so I put out a call for interviews. By now, I've talked with over 100 people from around the world about their jobs, journeys, and little things about every career that you didn't know you'd find interesting.

Everyone is an expert in something, and everyone has a story to tell.

The first two episodes drop Tuesday, November 15th. Subscribe for free to catch all episodes biweekly on Tuesdays.

If you'd like to be considered for the show, go to http://careerdayshow.com/stories/

Want to say hi on Twitter? https://twitter.com/CarissaWeiser

 

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