podcasters

S02E61: Social Butterflying with Podcast Host Vincent

The Chrises are joined by motivator and podcaster, Vincent. The Host of the Social Butterly goes into detail on his namesake and his inspiration for the @sobueffect. Looking to grow-up and be beautiful butterflies one day, The Chrises partner up with Vincent to cocoon on the same pod. Vincent talks about tapping into one’s passion and unleashing the inner warrior within to be one’s best self. The lifelong @Energizer Bunny has always been putting his positive spin on life since the day he could read and write. Vincent shares how his favorite childhood shows and games shaped the person he is today and encourages everyone to keep that inner child smiling.

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S02E60: Pull Up A Chair with Painter & Printmaker Yahel Yan

The Chrises are joined by Chair Collector and Artist Yahel Yan. The Super Mom discusses her journey from childhood doodling in Mexico City to professional painting in San Diego. Yahel opens up about why she got into painting chairs, how they represent people, and how they have an energy all of their own. The Hopeless Romantic showcases some of her heart art and talks in depth about her new “Icons” collection featuring her iconic chairs and urban icons. Before departing, Yahel reveals her quarantine hobby of cooking gourmet meals under 45 minutes and shares her secret crispy rice recipe with The Hungry Chrises.

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S02E59: The Chrises’ Favorite Ologist, Biologist Amanda Hipps

The Chrises are joined by Biologist and Conservationist Amanda Hipps. Forever an animal lover, Luna The Cat’s Mother reflects on her journey from almost going to veterinary school to protecting land and wildlife with WildLandscapes International. One of the organizations major successes has been protecting rhinos from poachers with Ol Pejeta conservancy in Kenya. Amanda and the rest of her team have been able to fundraise and work closely with locals to combat the lack of tourism revenue due to COVID-19.

The Chrises’ Favorite Ologist dishes on being the talk of her Sunshine State neighborhood: overcoming her fear of unexpected Huntsman spider roommates and being responsible for People’s hottest relationship of the year—Banchi the sulcata tortoise and his bowling ball girlfriend. With current and upcoming projects across the states, The Floridian is most excited about the impact she will have conserving some of her favorite childhood places—Big Cypress National Preserve and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge.

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S02E58: Overcoming Social Anxiety with Mark Metry

The Chrises are joined live by Entrepreneur and Author Mark Metry. The LinkedIn Leader shares how he overcame his social anxieties and how others can do the same with tips from his book, Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety & Be Yourself in Front of Anyone. With a book tour planned and TedX speaking engagements lined up prior to quarantine, Mark discusses pivoting to focus on promoting his work via podcasts, including his own. The Host of Humans 2.0 Podcast talks about getting into the creative FLOW, trusting oneself, and beating Elon Musk to artificial intelligence. Always exploring new ways to move his inspiring mission forward, Mark alludes to creating a documentary series, writing a cookbook, and dropping an album. Expecting 2021 to be a basement year, Mark opens up about using the time to build a better version of himself for the long term while hopefully having good enough technology to not be stuck only talking to Wilson the Volleyball from the movie Castaway.

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S02E57: Health Righteous Lief with Podcast Host Tod Barnett

The Chrises are joined by the host of the Health Righteous Podcast, Tod Barnett, to talk about his vegan lifestyle and why he goes on-air by the pseudonym, Lief. The Chrises ponder what a plant scream sounds like as Tod performs a screech on queue akin to an elephant blowing up a balloon. With a little prodding from the audience, Tod showcases his favorite game, @Chickapig, where one tries to slide past cow poop and cross the board—a metaphor for 2020. The Scoop Fairy dives into his most recent podcast episode where he exposes sneaky BPA locations such as receipts and CD’s. DJ Haute Toddy, spins the tunes on his upcoming @iridescentparty benefit event as the fun employment crew creates their rap names: Lil Snoozy (Tod), Lil Lost (Chris), and Lil Found (Chris).

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S02E56: Houses & Hearts with French & Afghan Artist Manaz Raiszadeh

The Chrises are joined by the Enemy of Average, Manaz Raiszadeh. The Ambidextrous Artist shares how she’s been able to grow her Instagram community and showcase her ever evolving obsessions. Always creating in the moment, Manaz goes from using boxes and packaging during the early stages of the pandemic to now focusing on large hearts. The Happy Painter talks about what brings her joy: coffee, painting, her husband, and her son. The efficient mother also spills the tea on how she initially thought her husband had purchased a piece of her art on Instagram and sticking to a strict French schedule of napping for her curious little 15-month-old boss. Unable to personally travel back home to Normandy, France, Manaz is happy that a little piece of her soul flew back to Europe and sparks happiness in someone else’s life.

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S02E55: Meow Monday With The Chrises

The Chrises’ Fireside Chat guests go missing but make their appearance known, occasionally purring and demanding listeners give them some attention. As the kittens pull a disappearing act, Christopher Joseph shares his weekend experience on the farm where he mistakes a tiny sheep for a mountain lion and coyotes for people. On the topic of anthropomorphism, The Chrises ponder diapers for domesticated birds and tie dye apparel for fowls. Meanwhile, Christopher Gardinier freshens up his vocal cords with a rendition of Drake’s “Passionfruit” in preparation for the 2022 Euca-lympics.

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S02E54: Sharp Dressed Men With The Chrises

The Chrises suit up for a Dress Up Fancy Friday on a train ride into the weekend and discuss their favorite choo-choo songs. Christopher Joseph tears up to Train’s “Drops of Jupiter”, while Christopher Gardinier gets emotional to John Mayer’s “Stop This Train – Live at The Nokia Theatre”. The Chrises seek out John’s support for their Manhattan Beach mayoral candidacy in 202?. Finally, The Chrises boast about the surprise success they had this week training a monster chute after they took Dr. Taryn Marie’s advice to sing lullabies to their third quarantine basil plant, Britney.

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S02E53: Hats Off To Seaplane Pilot Sarah Tamar

The Chrises take flight with pilot and hat fashionista, Sarah Tamar. The Winged Rockstar opens up about her journey from climbing scaffolding as a photographer to now getting higher in the sky as a seaplane pilot. Sarah talks about joining the mile @HiatusTequila club while on a 20-day quarantine journey across America chronicling the times from her beloved plane, Old Rusty. The Queen of Flamping shares her favorite hobby: flying into airstrips and camping onsite, as she gets the royal treatment. The Chrises look to earn their wings and bequest the aristocratic aviator’s judgement on their historic paper plane contest. While The Chrises’ aircrafts fly back in their faces, Sarah continues to soar as a recent recipient of the JetStream Aviation Law Scholarship from Women in Corporate Aviation.

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S02E52: Keep Cougaring with “The Cougar Guy”, Kyle Burgess

The Chrises are joined by “The Cougar Guy”, Kyle Burgess. Kyle talks about his experience coming face-to-face with a cougar and her baby cubs in the Utah mountains; all caught live on camera with his Google Pixel 2. Reflecting back on the dangerous situation, Kyle shares what he has learned since the “good little kitty cat” encounter and considers having a conversation with the cougar over a Nutter Butter and beef jerky. Kyle turns his harrowing, bluff charge experience into wildlife advocacy with support and fundraising for the Mountain Lion Foundation and Cougar Conservancy. Naturally deflecting away the attention from his big and scary presence, Kyle ponders how the protective cougar may be doing in therapy right now. Always one to inspire, Kyle encourages everyone to “Keep Cougaring”.

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