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Who We Are (formerly Career Day)

From Bardic, an audio documentary podcast about humans and things we do. Hosted by Carissa Weiser, Who We Are connects people everywhere and reminds us that everyday people are extraordinary.
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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

 

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