quarantine

S02E62: Moving to the Country with The Godfather, Justin Wozney

The Chrises are joined by The Godfather, Justin Wozney, for his QWTChrises record 12th appearance with a special introduction from the infamous @pawozney. Mr. Claus retraces his journey cross country with Ms. Claus, where he made stops at King James’ House and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame—with 15 minutes to spare before it closed. Still rocking the fresh mane, Justin jams out with The Chrises and their long hair for one final virtual party. The Rock God gives another Ziggy Zaggy for the road before retiring to his freshly painted basement quarters for good.

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S02E30: Wow, You Can Really Podcast with PodBooking Founder and CEO Daniela Garcia

The Chrises go sliving through Fancy Friday with The Godmother of Podcasting, Daniela Garcia. The Founder and CEO of PodBooking—the hottest podcasting social platform—talks about her revolutionary network to connect podcasters, engineers, networks, and brands. Excited for the official November 1st launch of Pod-Booking.com, The Chrises throw their hats in the waitlist pond to become…

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S02E29: Heating Up with Global Head of Sustainability Scott Atkinson

The Chrises get the notebooks out and scribble down ecological restoration suggestions from Captain Planet himself, Scott Atkinson. The John Hopkins Environmental Sci & Policy master’s student teaches listeners about forest fire suppression, the relation to the current Northern California wildfires, and the importance of cleaning up fuel sources. After recently pulling up his britches and operating a chainsaw to help clear a friend’s fire threatened property, Scott is potentially qualified to be a full-time farmer. Looking to capitalize on the animal cam trend, Scott set up a video recorder inside his owl box perch despite one minor issue— a nighthawk has yet to pay the Atkinson family a visit. His daughter and future Forest Ranger, June, swoops in and steals the show with a brief appearance that sparks a new merchandising idea to sell QWTChrises branded slippers (link in bio coming soon). Scott, a 37-year-old father with a 9 to 5, forgoes a pro surfing sponsorship to train for WSL Mavericks, and he can officially hold his breath longer than the Chrises as a recent recipient of a free diving certificate. Part-Time Beekeeper and activist for all, Scott sends The Chrises home with some lavender honey, books on trees, and a donation to The Chrises’ No Hair For Care GoFundMe campaign to help support children’s cancer camp, Okizu [https://www.gofundme.com/f/no-hair-for-care].

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S02E28: Advocating For Radical Enviro Change While Living Package Free with Joy Morgan

Joy Morgan makes a QWTChrises pitstop on her interdimensional road trip journey between Brooklyn and Portland to advocate for radical environmental change. On a personal quest to turn New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve into a National Monument, Joy discusses setting up cameras to watch snake dens, as The Chrises encourage her to capture the Jersey Devil. With still so much more to learn about public land management, Joy suggests some low cost ways to upgrade urban planning— including permeable sidewalk pavers to replenish its natural aqueducts with rain water. Joy addresses listener questions about the waste produced from plastic vs. reusable water bottles, and how the @Guppyfriend prevents microplastic pollution that results from laundering synthetic garments. The Eco-Inspiration To All talks about the upcoming Marketplace Of The Future, an innovative, interactive, and Zelda-esque World Fair of Tomorrow. Last but not least, Joy encourages everyone to do tiny, little things to make big changes such as buying reusable and compostable products from @PackageFreeShop, and repurposing grocery vegetable bags to cover and store food.

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S02E26: Gettin’ Clean with the Founder and CEO of Molly’s Suds, Monica Leonard

The Chrises venture out to the Sunshine State smelling fabulous, without an overpowering odor, to get all-natural clean with Molly’s Suds Founder and CEO, Monica Leonard. After selecting every Molly’s Suds employee as her favorite, Monica activates her current product preferences, the twin powers—super powder laundry detergent and stain spray. The entire sustainable product lineup is without petrochemicals, solvents, dyes, and pesticides; making them always safe for people and the planet. With thorough research and comprehensive, green ingredient labels, Molly’s Suds truly takes the guess work out of purchasing harmless, yet effective, clean solutions. Monica also dishes with The Chrises on Molly’s Suds sustainable packaging and local environmental initiative— her brick-and-mortar store, The Refillery in Saint Petersburg, Florida. After teaching the community about waste, The Clean Queen hints at an upcoming product (hint: it may or may not be soap) and leaves little footprints on The Chrises hearts.

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S02E25: Fancy Friday: British Edition with U.K. YouTube Power Couple, The Ritchies

The Chrises skip across the pond with the wedded duo that always cross their mind, Ayana and Declan Richie. After his better half spends hours in hair and makeup, Declan reaches out his two meter long arm so the camera can capture all of Ayana’s beauty. The host (Ayana) and executive producer (Declan) of the The Inside Job avoid throwing up on each other (this time), and match on purpose for a Fizzy Fancy Friday. Ryan brings out all the Kleenex as Ayana shares how coming onto Quarantining With The Chrises was a game changing experience. The Lemonade Queen calls the Chrises “C-level” performers and reveals guests to expect in Season Two of her show: singer, actor, professor, entrepreneur, business owner, dancer, yoga instructor, and sports therapist. Declan, the UK’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, arouses The Chrises with exclusive access to the new Marvel flick featuring Captain Covid and The Stork.  The Chrises and The Richies end the show with four slow thumbs up.

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S02E24: Shooting for the Moon with Life Coach Nick Tillia

The Captain of the Unfair Advantage, Life Coach Nick Tillia, virtually takes The Chrises all aboard his Marina del Rey yacht. On a voyage to leave a ripple effect with his legacy, Nick splashes The Chrises with a wave of knowledge—one can find fulfillment with success by discovering something bigger than oneself and sharing achievements with others. The CEO of Bed Bath and Beyond Bed Sheet Thread Counts talks about turning pains into purpose to create a holistic life coaching approach for clientele including professional athletes, CEO’s, coaches, artists, and creatives. Nick gives a rare sit down riff about identifying negative thoughts or victim beliefs and accepting a life of co-creation with source; thus establishing a better self identity and life in a new realm of high vibrations. The Space Mountain Insider gives tips for all those facing cabin fever, whether it’s in the Walt Disney World NBA bubble or outside. Before setting sail, Nick pumps up The Chrises to design a life with purpose, build momentum for 2021, and shoot for the moon.

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S02E23: Raising Awareness for Student-Athlete Mental Health with Ben Ruvo, CEO of The Hidden Opponent

Ben Ruvo, CEO of The Hidden Opponent, steps up to the plate to face the stigmas within sport culture on Mental Wellness Wednesday. The President eloquently talks about creating a safe space for student-athletes to share stories and support one another. Mental health is on a spectrum that includes both biological and environmental factors, and all student-athletes are collectively in the same boat with the uncertainty of the upcoming school year. Instilling systems to weather any storm, including COVID, The Hidden Opponent has implemented an umbrella system of Campus Captains to be mental health advocates across universities nationwide. Looking to be a part of the outstanding mental wellness support team, Ryan sends Ben an SOS and applies for a new internship within the organization. After inspiring The Chrises to start a new segment, One Word, Ben chooses “vulnerability” as the single term to sum up The Hidden Opponent. The man on a mission to continually learn and help others leaves The Chrises, and listeners alike, feeling great.

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S02E22: The Chrises Believe They Can Fly with the CEO of Inspiration, Derek Pratt

Derek Pratt executes the first Leefy Organics sponsorship takeover of Season Two to put the new Prana bottle design on full display. Careful not to reveal all the secrets in his magical supplements cabinet, the model/actor/athlete/motivator wears not one, but two shirts for the first time all quarantine. While the face of Mortal Kombat’s Kano is busy building out his commercial and acting reels, Intern Ryan agrees to send Derek’s Instagram Reels (R.I.P. Tik Tok?) to the casting directors of Space Jam 2. Believing he can fly, Christopher Gardinier overlooks the fine print in the sand and nearly ends up with a broken wrist trying to backflip like Derek. The Chrises come to learn that Derek is a man who does a little bit of everything (except ice skate and golf), as he continues to motivate others to be one’s best self; believing there’s no better time than now.

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S02E21: Genre Bending with Multi-Talented Musician, Christian Sparacio

After an introduction ambush from Season One crowd favorite, Izzy B., The Chrises are joined by indie something singer/songwriter, Christian Sparacio. The triple backflip double toeloop swing set acrobat provides master classes on how not to spill a full glass of whole milk while mimicking the sound of a cow bell. In Christian’s quest to find unique ways to make rare sounds, the Team Chris quarterback/wide receiver seeks to turn his shoulder clicks into a polyrhythm. Concurrently, 3D prints of his infamous shoulder are being manufactured by Bill Nye the Science Guy to help fellow bartenders carbonate beer to reach an even tastier level. Always on the offense, but not easy to offend, the former collegiate student-athlete calls multiple audibles with an accoutrement of his new favorite head wear—beanies. Having developed a sense of home within himself, the Resident of the Earth takes the world into parallel universes with his cozy, Fireside Chat Monday rendition of his newest ethereal ballad, Pacific AM.

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