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Author: Reena Friedman Watts

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Reena loves a story, and she‘s fascinated by the people behind them. She loves to bring stories to life. Her appetite for storytelling has taken her from the Jerry Springer Show to the legal drama of the courtroom. From influential players to reality stars, nothing is censored here. Reena interviews people whose stories haven‘t been told, at least not through her unique lens, and then gets daddy‘s advice afterward like a good daughter does.
Whether you have daddy issues or a father who‘s inspired your path, you will be able to tap into my daddy‘s wisdom, wit, and humor at the end of every episode. My daddy has been a guiding light my whole life and there‘s not much he doesn‘t know, as an entrepreneur for forty-plus years, a husband, a loyal son, and my number one supporter. He has learned lots of life lessons along the way and is here to share them with you. It‘s time to reminisce and reflect on the conversations you‘d like to have with your daddy and learn from mine. Come share in some good old-fashioned family bonding and help us up our wisdom rating. There is wisdom from four generations and I’m addressing what happens from childhood to adulthood!
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“I’m the daughter of the man you killed.” That is the message today’s guest Rosie Kuhn sent to her dad’s killer. Today’s guest did the unimaginable she forgave her father’s murderer and defined the meaning of life!  How can we forgive? How can we grieve?  How can we heal?  You have to feel it to heal it! Rose Kuhn and I met through Evan Carmichael’s supportive community (my first podcast episode).  She wanted to gain confidence in public speaking so she started by creating hundreds of live videos!  That’ll do it!  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space For Controversy! Shoutout IG live with Angela! Here’s the bio:  Rose Khun is a Somatic Breathwork Practitioner, who is passionate about helping others heal through the power of forgiveness. Through her work, Rose facilitates deep healing and transformation by helping her clients connect with their bodies and release emotional blockages. Her experience and insight make her an inspiring guide for those seeking to overcome emotional pain and find inner peace. Healing the Inner Child book mentioned in episode  Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child https://a.co/d/3qfrXai Connect with Rose https://linktr.ee/therosierose?utm_source=linktree_profile_share<sid=2ab97ca8-5f85-45b9-b3e6-03406988dc94 Instagram Rose https://instagram.com/the_rosie_rose_?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Connect with Reena https://youtube.com/c/BetterCallDaddy bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena My dad and I would love to hear from you ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy        
How can using icebreakers, like tongue twisters, set a more comfortable and engaging tone for a public speaking event or meeting? Why is structure so important in communication, and how can the three-part structure improve the clarity and impact of our responses? Welcome back to another engaging episode of Better Call Daddy, the show where conversations make you stop, reflect, and maybe even jot down some notes. Reena Friedman Watts, joined by her father, her hero, and number one fan, Wayne Friedman, dives into the intricacies of impactful communication in season four. Today, we're thrilled to have Matt Abrahams, a seasoned communication expert, join us to unravel the art of breaking the ice and the essentials of speaking with confidence, especially when public speaking jitters come knocking. From the profound lessons of Phil Zimbardo's Stanford Prison experiment to the lightheartedness of improv, Matt shares insights on how to be present, responsive, and creative in the moment. Whether it's cutting down our words for sharp communication with teenagers or structuring our thoughts effectively in the workplace, Matt has got actionable strategies for you. We also explore the balancing act of communication – its power to persuade as well as manipulate – and the importance of teaching ourselves to navigate these waters. Matt's wisdom doesn't just come from his extensive teaching and podcasting experience, but also from the joy and humility he's learned from his own children. In this episode, we're not just discussing tactics to communicate but the life experiences that inform them. We're striking at the heart of meaningful interactions, all underlined by the critical role of active listening and the beauty of embracing silence in conversation. So, get ready to be inspired to express yourself truthfully and thoughtfully, whether through podcasting, writing, or simply sharing a moment with a friend. Don't forget to engage with us, because as Matt reminds us, everyone has something worth sharing. So listen closely, and join our journey through the nuances of connection in yet another candid and transformative episode of "Better Call Daddy." Now, let's dial in! Matt Abrahams is a leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. He received Stanford GSB’s Alumni Teaching Award in recognition of his teaching students around the world. Outside of the classroom, Matt is a sought-after keynote speaker and communication consultant. He has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO road shows as well as Nobel Prize, TED, and World Economic Forum presentations. He also consults for the United Nations’ Secretary General’s Strategic Planning and Communication Office. His online talks garner millions of views and he hosts the popular, award-winning podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart The Podcast. His new book Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot provides tangible, actionable skills to help even the most anxious of speakers succeed when speaking spontaneously, such as navigating Q&A sessions, shining in job interviews, providing effective feedback, making small talk, fixing faux pas, persuading others. His previous book Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques for Confident and Compelling Presenting has helped thousands of people manage speaking anxiety and present more confidently and authentically. Connect with Matt Abrahams https://www.linkedin.com/in/maabrahams/   Connect with Reena bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast Me and my dad would love to hear from you, Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change, Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show  ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas, it has helped save me tons of time. I talked about it in this episode.  Please use my affiliate link if you sign up. https://get.castmagic.io/bettercalldaddy   Are you a popular podcaster or a rising influencer? Or do you have a great idea for an online business? Then you should know that every great website starts with an awesome domain name. 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Today we have a truly special guest, Karina Acosta, someone who's stepping into the spotlight for the very first time. When someone introduces you to their friends or family, you know those connections deserve a little bit of extra care. Today's guest is no exception. She's the daughter of a very memorable past guest, Enrique Acosta Gonzalez. Her father not only encouraged her but also instilled in her the faith to believe in herself. Confidence is hard to impart on a daughter, but Enrique showed her that building confidence makes you a believer. And now it's her turn to take to the stage. Karina, welcome to the Better Call Daddy show. Karina shares her touching journey of being intentionally loved and supported by her stepfather, Enrique. From the moment he entered her life at the age of eight, Enrique made every effort to be an active and loving presence. Karina recounts the special moments that solidified their bond, from tea parties to school award ceremonies, and ultimately, her decision to ask Enrique to adopt her when she turned 18. Karina opens up about her relationship with her biological father and the impact Enrique had in filling that void. She talks about the importance of having a father figure and how it shaped her views on family and parenthood. Karina also shares her aspirations of becoming a nurse, her interest in holistic living, and her deep appreciation for the support system provided by her family, especially her grandmother. Join us as Karina discusses the complexities of growing up, the lessons she's learned along the way, and her plans for the future. This episode is a heartfelt exploration of love, family, and the power of intentional relationships. Connect with Reena- Website: bettercalldaddy.com - LinkedIn: Reena Friedman Watts - Twitter: @reenareena - Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts - Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcast We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the importance of family and intentional love. (00:00) Reena Friedman Watts hosts the Better Call Daddy show with Wayne Friedman (01:38) Today we have a truly special guest, someone who's stepping into the spotlight (02:15) Your dad has been doing a podcast for a while (03:17) When you turned 18, you asked your dad to formally adopt you (04:43) You say you always wanted your stepdad to adopt you (07:39) What are your thoughts about the importance of a dad to a daughter (09:02) Do you feel comfortable talking about what happened with your birth dad (14:35) You have two sisters and two brothers. Are you similar to your sisters (16:27) Would you ever consider adopting a child? I would. I have no children (22:07) Do you ever give your dad advice on dating or career decisions (27:28) Were there years where you didn't share everything with your parents (32:33) This one bloomed multiple times, so that's insane (32:49) Does a relationship with your father help you believe in God more (37:42) Is there anything that you'd like to ask my dad? Let's see. You've heard from mom let's switch it over to grandpa (38:14) This was a superb episode with Karina. It was her first, and she was very comfortable (41:23) Better call daddy: Helping others is really like helping yourself Show notes created by https://headliner.app
Today's guest, Dorothy Graham O'Dell, is the epitome of resilience and determination. From overcoming bullying and abusive relationships to celebrating her "Freedom Day," Dorothy's journey is a testament to the power of self-worth and perseverance. Join us as she shares her story of healing, standing up against bullies, and finding her voice through writing and podcasting. Dorothy opens up about her struggles with low self-esteem, the impact of bullying on her mental health, and how she managed to break free from an abusive relationship. She also discusses her commitment to helping others through her books and podcasts, offering valuable insights and support to those facing similar challenges. In this episode, Dorothy talks about the importance of setting boundaries, the role of faith in her life, and her dedication to supporting veterans and individuals dealing with mental health issues. Her story is a powerful reminder that no matter how difficult the journey, it is possible to overcome and thrive. Key Takeaways- Healing is a continuous journey, much like peeling an onion layer by layer. - Setting boundaries and standing up for oneself is crucial for self-respect and mental health. - Faith and meditation can be powerful tools for managing stress and anxiety. - Helping others and sharing personal experiences can be incredibly rewarding and impactful. Connect with Dorothy Graham Odell- Books: Amazon Author Page - Podcast: Unstoppable Overcomers on YouTube - Spotify: Unstoppable Overcomers on Spotify Connect with Reena- Website: bettercalldaddy.com - LinkedIn: Reena Friedman Watts - Twitter: @reenareena - Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts - Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcast We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the wisdom of resilience and the importance of self-worth. (00:00)  Reena Friedman Watts hosts the Better Call Daddy show with Wayne Friedman (01:38)  Today's guest, Dorothy Graham O'Dell, had many roadblocks overcome (02:31)  Dorothy was bullied in school, and how do you overcome that (06:57) You were bullied for your weight when you were in high school (09:53) Tell me about freedom day. She says she left her boyfriend because he cheated (14:11) Your parents didn't know about the bullying until you wrote your book (18:52) You say you did everything for your parents to the detriment of your own health (23:08) How do you keep yourself positive when you face anxiety or depression (26:11) You write about overcoming bullying, low self-esteem and abusive relationships (33:11) Since the pandemic, there has been an influx of women feeling hopeless (35:31) DNR was diagnosed with lung cancer in April of 2019 (39:29) My dad went through chemotherapy and radiation after being diagnosed with cancer (41:40) My dad was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer on September 14 (46:45) My dad was in the hospital for nine days with a heart attack (51:34) You had a memorial service for your grandfather in your backyard (53:27) Is there anything that you'd like to ask your dad before he passes away (56:54) This is an episode with Dorothy that I really found quite intriguing 01:01:36 - Better Call Daddy is a weekly podcast featuring parenting advice from my dad Show notes created by Headliner --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner! Show notes created by https://headliner.app --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
"You have to believe you can do what you don't believe you can do." "Life is coincidences, luck is what you make of it when you're prepared." "It's really just the courage to do it." "You can't control the past, so focus on what's important and what you can control." Today, we're diving into the world of entrepreneurship, resilience, and the power of podcasting with our guest, Brandon C. White, from The Brandon White Show who's been podcasting since 1997. Brandon shares his remarkable journey from building the largest fishing site on the Internet to having two successful exits and many pivotal moments along the way. Brandon White takes us on a journey through his life, starting with his love for fishing, instilled by his grandfather, and how it led to creating a massive online fishing community. He reflects on growing up with a single mom, the impact of his parents' divorce, and how his early life experiences shaped his drive and resilience. Brandon discusses the importance of not looking in the rearview mirror and focusing on what you can control. He shares his insights on the power of visualization and how it manifested in his life, from living in Half Moon Bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean to achieving his business goals. We also explore the significance of having a strong support system, the role of mentors, and the importance of paying it forward. Brandon's story of receiving a $50,000 check from a retired Sequoia Capital partner is nothing short of inspirational. Brandon emphasizes the need for consistency, frameworks, and delivering value in both podcasting and email newsletters. He shares his approach to building a successful email list and the importance of engagement metrics. Key Takeaways - Focus on what you can control and avoid looking back. - Visualization and belief in your goals can lead to incredible outcomes. - Support from mentors and paying it forward is crucial for success. - Consistency and delivering value are key in podcasting and email marketing. Connect with Brandon White- Website: brandoncwhite.com - Podcast: Productivity (available on all major podcast platforms) Connect with Reena- Website: bettercalldaddy.com - LinkedIn: Reena Friedman Watts - Twitter: @reenareena - Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts - Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcast We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the wisdom of entrepreneurship and the importance of resilience. (00:00) The better call daddy show features advice from influential men and influential fathers (03:06) You grew up with a single mom and your dad wasn't around (06:18) My new year's resolution is to focus on what you can control (12:30) You don't ever learn that. If you go to failure, you have to grow. Eventually you do get there. And I think that that (13:57) All my podcasts have not been successful, but we can call them pivotal moments (15:02) There's no overnight success. Facebook did take off, make no mistake (19:07) Brandon started a fishing magazine in 1996 with $800 in bank account (24:20) Back in the nineties, people thought the Internet was going to go away (29:54) The difference now is that tech is much easier to get something stood up (31:35) AOL messenger was a missed opportunity for AOL (35:26) With the new Google rules or newsletter, you got to have high open rates (41:29) So what about podcasting? What have you learned from that journey (47:24) Brandon White: How do you get listeners without paying for ads (52:42) Brandon says that if you have a good message, your audience will listen Show notes created by https://headliner.app --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
"When we take the poisons out and we grow food instead of lawns, we grow the Garden of Eden all around us." "The idea is simply going back to nature, going back to God, going back to service and love and joy and stewardship of our land." "Permaculture is not only the most loving and logical strategy on how we end hunger globally, but this is also the only way we are going to defeat tyranny." "Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve." "Faith and courage have no boundaries." "The answer to war is peace." Today's guest, Jim Gale, was introduced to me by Matt Drinkhahn, the eternal optimist. And my dad said that today's guest, Jim Gale, is the eternal optimist. He says that food forests equal freedom. My dad said it would be nice if we could go back to the Garden of Eden and make that happen again. Jim, welcome to the Better Call Daddy show. Broadcasting live from the Garden of Eden, Jim Gale shares his journey of raising four daughters during an apocalypse, his dedication to bringing solutions to the masses, and the importance of permaculture. Jim discusses how sustainable agricultural design can solve the world's biggest problems and the critical role of nature in our lives. He reflects on his connection to nature through meditation, breathwork, and reading, and how this has led him to a simple truth: love life again. Jim's work has even caught the attention of Robert Kennedy Jr., and he shares his conversation with Kennedy about changing society through permaculture. Jim explains how permaculture can reduce crime, improve mental health, and create food security by integrating food forests into schools, prisons, and community spaces. He also touches on his experiences in Costa Rica and the challenges of government intervention. Join us as Jim Gale discusses his mission to catalyze a shift in awareness, the importance of self-reliance, and the role of faith and courage in standing up to tyranny. He shares personal anecdotes, including his red-pill moment, the impact of permaculture on his family, and his vision for a world where food forests replace lawns and bring about peace on earth. Whether you're interested in sustainable living, permaculture, or simply seeking inspiration, this episode offers valuable insights into creating a healthier, more connected world. Tune in and discover how you can participate in this transformative movement. 00:00 This is the better call daddy show. Each week I interview a guest, share stories with my dad 01:38 Today's guest, Jim Gale, was introduced to me by Matt Drinkhahn 02:13 What is it like to raise four daughters during an apocalypse 03:08 Permaculture is a sustainable agricultural design science that supports life 09:11 Permaculture in prisons can reduce recidivism and mental illness 15:41 Talk to me about how your journey has changed from the beginning of this 22:32 Jim Gale: How do you stand up to tyranny when they try to shut down 26:03 Do you think you'll ever change your mind about voting 27:42 Have you changed your beliefs around anything lately? Or is there anything that you were taught 29:03 I'm curious what you would define freedom as 35:29 Food forest is working to transform the food supply chain locally 38:40 Also, I would like you to talk just a little bit about your podcast 39:59 Jim Gale says we should all learn how to plant our own food Connect with Jim Gale: - Website: foodforestabundance.com Connect with Reena: - Website: bettercalldaddy.com - LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts - Twitter: @reenareena - Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts - Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcast We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates sustainable living and the wisdom of creating a healthier world. Show notes created by https://headliner.app --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
"We all like to unwind after a crazy day. Whether it's podcasting, writing, or gaming, it's a constructive way for a little bit of mental relief." Today's guest is a daddy's girl, and we're going to talk about closure and healing from trauma. Star joins us to share her journey of self-discovery, the importance of mental health, and the power of writing as a therapeutic outlet. From childhood fan fiction to creating her own universe, Star's love for writing has been a constant in her life. She reflects on her relationship with her late father, the impact of parental influence, and the challenges of single parenthood. We delve into the concept of closure, exploring whether it's truly possible to find peace after trauma. Star opens up about her struggles with mental health, the importance of therapy, and the journey to self-love. She also discusses how gaming has been a bonding tool with her children, and the balance between work and personal fulfillment. Join us for an episode filled with heartfelt reflections, practical advice, and a celebration of resilience. Whether you're a parent, a writer, or someone on a journey of healing, this episode has something for everyone. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. Connect with Reena: - Website: bettercalldaddy.com - LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts - Twitter: @reenareena - Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts - Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcast   We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the journey of healing and the wisdom of parenthood. 00:00 Reena Friedman Watts hosts the better call daddy show each week 01:56 I wanted to start off with a quote that I just came across 02:47 One of your pursuits is writing and you've been doing it for years 06:52 We were talking about closure, which is such a fascinating topic 08:58 You write about the importance of your children and what role they play in your life 15:51 A lot of my experiences with trauma stem from playing video games 18:41 Almost every single person you've dated has been a gamer 20:04 Moving to Maine has been the best thing I've ever done for myself 24:57 You met a guy on Twitter and moved from Maine to Florida 29:13 Did you ever have conversations with your parents about your life expectations 33:28 When did you realize you needed a therapist? When did your mental health struggle start 35:59 You said you get your strong viewpoints from your dad 41:41 You said your mom is scared of the world and you have agoraphobia 43:23 Star wants to know how to deal with being bored 45:33 The way you measure success is what kind of career you're doing 47:00 All of us have the potential to mentally break down during stressful situations 50:05 Better call Daddy: It's never too late to help someone Remember, it's not just about the stories we share, but the wisdom we gain and the connections we nurture along the way. Tune in and get ready to explore the world through Star's eyes. Show notes created by https://headliner.app --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
"If these moss walls could talk!” "It's almost more important to listen to plants than it is to talk to them." "Nature makes people happy. It just does in all of its wonderful forms." Today's guest, Kasey Riley, co-founder of the Fat Plant Society, loves to communicate with nature, kind of like my grandfather used to. My dad says it's discovering an untold story of the way that the world should be. In honor of world environment day I’m bringing you a very special guest! Kasey shares her journey from a childhood fascination with wildflowers to co-founding a business that specializes in low-maintenance moss installations. She credits her husband, Morten Klinte, for igniting her passion and transforming their home into a lush, green oasis. From the intricacies of growing Namibian bottle trees to the innovative use of dormant moss, Kasey's story is a fascinating dive into the world of sustainable greenery. We explore the various applications of moss, from residential installations to full walls in corporate settings. Kasey also discusses the emotional and psychological benefits of having greenery in our environments, supported by studies on attention restoration and well-being. The conversation takes a heartfelt turn as Kasey reflects on the lessons learned from her parents and the importance of "partner pal behavior" in maintaining respectful and loving relationships. We also touch on the potential of green burials and the unique qualities of moss that make it a sustainable choice for various applications. Join us for an episode filled with personal anecdotes, practical advice, and a celebration of the natural world. Whether you're a plant enthusiast, a sustainability advocate, or someone interested in relationship wisdom, this episode has something for everyone. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. Connect with Kasey Riley and the Fat Plant Society:         - Website: thefatplantsociety.com - Instagram: @thefatplantsociety - Facebook: The Fat Plant Society - LinkedIn: The Fat Plant Society Connect with Reena:       - Website: bettercalldaddy.com - LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts - Twitter: @reenareena - Instagram: @reenafriedmanwatts - Instagram Podcast: @bettercalldaddypodcast We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enriching episode. Share it with someone who appreciates the beauty of nature and the wisdom of relationships. (00:00) Reena Friedman Watts hosts the better call daddy show with Wayne Friedman (01:38) Kasey Riley is co founder of the Fat Plant Society (05:09) There's no moss in Kansas City, Missouri, unfortunately (09:12) We have used moss to create everything from the smallest of residential installations (14:14) Amy Edwards talked about the importance of listening when facing death (21:29) There were debates during the pandemic about hybrid workplace situations (24:09) Morten and I run the moss company together, and it's pretty awesome (26:30) Early on in the business, we discovered the concept of green burial (29:54) Many schools in Denmark are incorporating outdoor classrooms as part of their curriculum (33:36) I would like to see moss more deeply embedded in hospitality settings (37:53) Greenery in senior living facilities is beneficial for hearing, environmental issues (40:15) What lessons have you learned from your parents about relationships that show up in marriage (45:51) There are times when you just have to get away from it all (46:29) I thought marriage was a silly concept (49:21) Is there anything you want to ask your dad about being a partner, pal (53:35) I can't tell you how much I have learned since our initial introduction (55:09) Kasey says you need loyalty and respect in a good relationship (57:12) Reena Joy Watts: Relationship is about creating a legacy Remember, it's not just about the plants you grow, but the relationships you nurture and the wisdom you gain along the way. Tune in and get ready to explore the world through Kasey's eyes. 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!   Amy Edwards episode mentioned  https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/350-riffs-relationships-and-real-talk-amy-edwards-on/id1525296416?i=1000643714962   Tom Vaughn's episode on screenwriting https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/349-from-anxiety-to-art-tom-vaughans-emotional-screenwriting/id1525296416?i=1000642845825    
"I think that we all have to be comfortable with our relationship with God." "If you spend more time saying, how can I be of service to someone today? Life gets better." "The economy of business development is about actual relationships, not just sales." Live from the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Steven Landry shares his fascinating journey from studying theology to becoming a key player in the travel industry. With a background that includes aspirations of priesthood and a recent conversion to Judaism, Steven's story is one of personal evolution, cultural exploration, and professional growth. Join us as we delve into the world of global travel, the importance of building genuine relationships in business, and how Steven's diverse experiences have shaped his approach to life and work. This episode is a testament to the transformative power of travel and the beauty of embracing one's true self. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. Connect with Steven Landry and Wings Global Travel:- Website: https://www.wings.travel/ Connect with Reena:- Website: bettercalldaddy.com - LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts - Twitter: twitter.com/reenareena - Instagram: instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts - Instagram Podcast: instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast We love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a review, and let us know what resonates with you. Share this episode with someone who appreciates a good story about life's unexpected paths and the power of personal transformation. Episode Chapters: (00:00) Reena Friedman Watts brings you the better call daddy show each week (01:44) Today we're speaking with Steven Landry of Wings global travel (02:11) This park is not necessarily where I wanted my first time to be (02:29) Wings global travel is excited to be here (02:51) Wings is a global travel management company that specializes in energy and marine travel (03:36) Marine and energy sector has a need for specialized travel booking solutions (05:21) Wings purchased the corporate side of the agency that I worked for (06:37) Business development and not sales is the economy of business development (08:34) Your sales deck is gorgeous. Tell me about some of the beautiful images (10:30) Wings was one of my topics of my papers on servant leadership (12:05) Your father and mother are two of the most generous people you've met (15:23) Do you travel? Not as much as I'd like, but we'll get there (19:51) I always think I could do the amazing race, you know (20:51) Steven is converting to Judaism, and this is the first time (25:41) My cousin invited me over for a Passover Seder (26:57) One thing that Judaism has really changed about my life is on Friday nights (31:17) The way that you approach everything changes because it's bigger than just worship (31:37) What is growing up or raising a family jewish in the south (35:14) You're from the south, so you can tell people you speak Hebrew (37:12) Steven Landry talks about travelling with non jewish people Remember, it's not just about the miles traveled, but the memories made and the wisdom gained along the way. Tune in and get ready to explore the world through Steven's eyes. Show notes created by https://headliner.app --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
"Find your passion and follow it." "If you follow your passion, you never work a day in your life." Navigating the skies and the seas of corporate travel is no easy feat, but Chris Martin, Senior VP of Wings Global Travel, has mastered the art of movement. In this high-flying episode of Better Call Daddy, Reena Friedman Watts sits down with Chris Martin live from the Offshore Technology Conference to talk about the complex world of travel logistics, where AI meets human touch, and where every journey is a lesson in culture and connection.  With a career spanning over two decades, Chris shares the evolution of the travel industry, the role of technology, and the value of diving into local communities. From chartering entire flights during a pandemic to embracing local cuisine that might just challenge your taste buds, Chris's tales are a passport to understanding the nuances of global mobility.  But it's not all about boarding passes and business trips. Chris opens up about his personal journey, from his father's influence to raising children with passions as diverse as video games and pig farming. Discover the importance of being present, the legacy of hard work, and the unexpected lessons learned from raising show pigs—yes, you read that right. Get ready for an episode that takes you from the boardroom to the barnyard, all while circling the globe.  Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. Connect with Chris and explore the world of Wings Global Travel:- Website: wingsenergytravel.com- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chris-martin Connect with Reena:- Website: bettercalldaddy.com- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts- Twitter: twitter.com/reenareena- Instagram: instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts- Instagram Podcast: instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast We love to hear your thoughts. Leave us a review, and let us know what resonates with you. Share this episode with someone who's a travel enthusiast or simply loves a good story about life's unexpected paths. Join us for a journey that's about more than just destinations—it's about the people and experiences that shape our world. (00:00) This is the better call daddy show. Each week, I interview a guest, share stories with my dad (02:24) Wings Global Travel focuses on mission critical movement of individuals globally (05:09) Some mistakes that AI can make that still need humans to handle (06:47) We do charter flights during oil and gas business and pandemic (07:39) One thing I love most about travel is seeing new countries (09:37) OTC is the largest oil and gas conference in Houston (11:51) Walking the floor yesterday and a little bit this morning, you know, about AI (12:42) Would you encourage your own children to go into the travel industry (14:56) Your parents were in the chemical business. Well, sort of. Mom was on the purchasing side of it (17:05) Women in oil and gas are really starting to churn itself into the industry (18:27) Have your children shown an interest in what you do (19:35) How did you feel becoming a dad? Was it something that you always knew you wanted (20:31) One thing that my dad instilled in me is hard work and work ethic (22:16) My daughter's raised, I guess, three pigs now (24:39) Pigs are very intelligent animals. I've seen pigs waller in mud (25:51) I just learned how to inseminate a pig as well (27:51) Talk to me about legacy. Have you ever talked to your parents about legacy (29:30) The one place I love going the most is probably London (30:40) Is there anywhere that you've traveled that's been dangerous or that you had to take precautions (31:22) Is there anywhere on your list that you haven't been yet (32:32) What's the weirdest thing you've eaten in some of these places (36:26) Do you collect coins or artwork from your travels (39:53) What was it like raising you in a post college environment (40:43) Chris Martin's dad gave him advice on how to pass on a legacy Remember, it's not just about the miles traveled, but the memories made and the wisdom shared along the way. Tune in and let Chris Martin guide you through the world of travel, both professional and personal. 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
Imagine meeting a true educational trailblazer at your very first podcaster meetup. That’s exactly what happened when I met Doctora Sandra Villarreal Montgomery. During our conversation, I mentioned I’d be working the media booth at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. To my delight, she drove an hour just to be a guest on the show. Doctora Sandra is not only a passionate advocate for education but also a beacon of hope for countless students and families. In our discussion, she shared her inspiring journey from being a young math prodigy to becoming an educational consultant dedicated to creating personalized learning experiences for learners of all ages.  With a deep love for STEM and a doctorate in bilingual education, Doctora Sandra's story is one of resilience, determination, and the pursuit of opportunities. She reveals the profound influence of her family, the power of language, and the importance of embracing one's heritage. From overcoming language barriers to advocating for bilingual programs, her insights are a testament to the transformative power of education.  We talk about Doctora Sandra's life, exploring her commitment to giving back, her innovative approach to learning, and the significant roles her family and heritage play in her success. This episode is not just a celebration of educational triumphs; it's a call to action for anyone who believes in the endless possibilities of learning. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy. Connect with Doctora. Sandra and immerse yourself in her world of educational consulting, where every learner's potential is unlocked and nurtured. Connect with Doctora Sandra:- Website: villa-mont.com- YouTube: Villa Mont Educational Consulting- Email: sandramontgomery@villa-mont.com- Socials: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram Connect with Reena:- Website: bettercalldaddy.com- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts- Twitter: twitter.com/reenareena- Instagram: instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts- Instagram Podcast: instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast We love hearing your feedback. Leave us a review, share your thoughts, and spread the word about this enlightening episode. Share Dr. Sandra's inspiring journey with someone who cherishes education and the beauty of learning. Show notes created by https://headliner.app--- (00:00) Reena Friedman Watts brings you more daddy drama with the better call daddy show (01:38) Doctora Sandra Villarreal Montgomery is guesting on her first podcast (05:37) Your father was an educator principal; your mother was a telephone operator (07:34) I want to know what, uh, types of opportunities you created for yourself (10:01) Your father encouraged you to start your own business; your stepdad encouraged you (11:49) Having three fathers played into choosing your husband, Sandra says (13:32) Since you do work with students of all ages, what are the differences (15:39) Did you receive that kind of love and customization from your teachers (17:11) Your grandparents only spoke Spanish when they were students (24:02) Sandra says having a good math background is very important in politics
What's life?  What kind of world are we leaving for our children?  Mazi Keyghobadi shares his battle against muscular dystrophy for his son's future.  He believes you need to speak your mind and contribute!  He is leading by example. There's only one other person that has the rare form of muscular dystrophy that Mazi Keyghobadi's son has.  It wakes up part of you you never knew existed.  In this heart-stirring episode of Better Call Daddy, we meet Mazi Keyghobadi, a father whose love knows no bounds. Mazi is the co-founder of Hope for Luka, a nonprofit organization named after his seven-year-old son, who battles a rare form of muscular dystrophy. With the tenacity of a warrior and the heart of a lion, Mazi shares his family's journey through the trials and tribulations of seeking a chance for Luca to live a normal life.   Mazi's story is one of sacrifice, determination, and the relentless pursuit of hope. From selling his car to pouring his life savings into research, he embodies the spirit of a parent who will stop at nothing to give his child a fighting chance. His quest leads him to the forefront of scientific research, where he collaborates with leading experts and navigates the complex world of fundraising and advocacy.   But this episode is more than just a tale of a father's love. It's a call to action for anyone with a dream, a reminder that sometimes the most significant victories come from the heart. Mazi's message is clear: see the strength in those who fight battles unseen, hear their voices, and appreciate the heroes who live among us.   Join Reena Friedman Watts as she delves into the depths of a father's soul, exploring the power of unwavering faith and the beauty of a bond that defies all odds. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy.   Connect with Mazi and support his mission at hopeforluka.org, and be part of the movement that champions the extraordinary lives of children like Luca.   Go Fund Me page https://www.gofundme.com/f/raising-130k-to-fund-preclinical-research-study   Mazi on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/mazi-keyghobadi-55a92493/   PPMD (Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy) https://www.parentprojectmd.org TREAT-NMD is a global network of experts in the neuromuscular field https://www.treat-nmd.org/   Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy.   Connect with Reena: https://bettercalldaddy.com https://linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts https://twitter.com/reenareena https://instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts https://instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast   We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a review—reviews help more people find the show—and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to explore next.   Share this episode with someone who could be inspired by Mazi's story and help spread the hope for Luca and many others facing similar challenges.   Show notes created by https://headliner.app   ---   📋 Episode Chapters   (00:00) Mazi Keyghobadi's son has a rare form of muscular dystrophy (00:35) You sent me a video of Top Gun with Duchenne disease (04:00) I actually had such a different interpretation that is really interesting, actually (05:45) Your son was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at 14 months old (11:22) For kids with muscular dystrophy, those satellite cells get over produced (16:38) Lily Brasch has a rare form of muscular dystrophy (21:40) Go get somebody with muscular dystrophy and ask them questions about life (21:52) Do you feel like God made your son this way? I feel universe (27:42) When he was nine months old, I started telling him about Santa (31:11) Lukian has a deletion and could potentially have a shorter life (35:27) You formed a nonprofit to study the effects of deletion on muscular dystrophy (40:52) Mazi met with researcher who is major figure in muscular dystrophy research (45:55) A lot of self digging is required, because you do go down (49:29) Nothing has been accomplished. Nothing has been done, you know? (54:28) Every dollar that she's allocating to research is helping other kids right now (55:24) It teaches you to have compassion. It's very simple. You care about the ones behind you (58:55) It tore apart your marriage, but it also transformed your life (01:02:06) Where are you today? With your son, with your nonprofit (01:07:27) Ben and I are trying to start a nonprofit for Duchenne research (01:09:54) How did you get your brothers to hop on board and support you in this way (01:14:08) A chance to have a normal life is all I want for my son (01:15:39) Luka asks for understanding and a little support for disabled kids   ---   🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!  
How do you envision the collaboration between super-intelligent AI and humans? What steps should humanity start taking now to prepare for a future where this partnership is a reality?  Why do we see the limited things that we see?  Are the things we actually see, a mirage? Today's guest Rob Greenlee added to my dad's definition of the meaning of life, a veteran in the world of podcasting and technology. This episode takes us on a journey through the intersections of technology, consciousness, and the future of human interaction with artificial intelligence. Rob shares his transition from marketing in the Florida citrus industry to becoming a frontrunner in digital media, shedding light on how creating content is more about the energy in the moment than the end product itself. We'll explore thought-provoking topics such as the potential of artificial general intelligence (AGI), the truth that may lie in the transitions between extremes, and the fascinating concept of our consciousness existing in a wireless ether. Moreover, Rob discusses the philosophical and ethical implications of technology in our lives, questioning the visibility of aliens and the invisibility technologies, and considering the eerie possibility of AI taking over jobs. Join host Reena Friedman Watts and her father, Wayne Friedman, as they delve into these mind-expanding topics with Rob, reflecting on how these advances might shape our understanding of life, existence, and the unseen forces that govern our world. Don’t miss this intriguing episode that challenges the boundaries of what we believe is possible! Rob Greenlee is a well-known 18+ year podcast executive, show host, evangelist, professional speaker, and panel moderator/keynoter inside and outside the podcasting industry globally. He is currently the Founder of Spoken Life Media, LLC, Podcasting/Content Creator Partner, StreamYard.com, Host of “Podcast Tips with Rob Greenlee LIVE streamed every Thursday, 7 pm EST on StreamYard Channels, and Co-Founder/Adviser, PodcastEZ.com.  Business Development Partner, Insoundz.com Former SVP, Podcast Content and Partnerships at Podbean.com, Former Board Governor “Treasurer” Member and former Founding Chairperson of The Podcast Academy, and Current Chairperson, Podcast Hall of Fame and 2017 Inductee into the Podcast Hall of Fame. In his roles at new media, tech, and podcast SaaS platform companies like Microsoft, PodcastOne, Spreaker, Voxnest, Libsyn, Advertisecast, and Podbean. He has managed content providers, technology, distribution, and monetization partner relationships at all levels. He also focuses on building trust in podcasting to maintain its long-held values around openness, sharing of ideas, independent creators, and innovation. Rob’s long and storied history on nationally syndicated terrestrial broadcast radio starting in 1999, then webcast and podcast. WebTalk World Radio Show was heard on XM satellite radio and is recognized as the first broadcast radio program in the world to begin podcasting on Sept 15th, 2004. To hear archived audio shows from 1999 through 2006. He has continued working to advance the podcasting medium in these current and previous positions: Former SVP, Content & Partnerships at Podbean.com Former VP of Content and partnerships at Advertisecast and Libsyn.com Former VP Podcaster Relations, Voxnest.com (Spreaker) Former Head of Partnerships at Voxnest.com (Spreaker) Former Head of Content at Spreaker.com Former EVP/CTO at PodcastOne Former Business Manager of Podcasts/TV at Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace/Xbox Marketplace/Windows Media Center/Windows Phone – See more on Zune – 2018 Zune HD Review. Former Global Content and Marketing Manager at Melodeo Mobilcast. He is an active three-times-a-week podcaster and video show host by co-hosting The New Media Show audio & video podcast that streams LIVE every Wednesday afternoon at Noon PST/3 pm EST. Host of Trust Factor with Rob Greenlee” Audio Podcast | Video Version A few years ago, he stopped publishing his three-year-old 186-episode podcast series, Spreaker Live Show on Spreaker.  He is also the former founder and lead host of the WebTalk World Radio Show and Zune Insider podcast. He is working on a Podcast series called “Spoken Life Show.” He attended Pacific Lutheran University, earning a BBA in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration. Available for global keynotes, interviews, panelists, moderator opportunities on digital media, and podcasting topics: email: rob. greenlee at gmail.com. 00:00 Challenges of trust in evolving technology and society. 05:30 Episodes on trust, irregular basis, important guests. 10:08 Consciousness continues after death, challenging existence view. 13:15 Long-term digital preservation and archiving technologies discussed. 14:11 Seeking connection with deceased family members electronically. 18:30 Aliens may be here, but invisible to us. 20:54 AI raises questions about human perception limits. 24:31 Lost interest in astronomy, pursued marketing instead. 30:19 Institutions aim to control independent creators. 32:01 Trust yourself, recognize signs, avoid polarization. 37:01 Connecting with ancestors through energy transformation and consciousness. 38:10 Accepting natural passing, uncertainty about what follows. 44:07 Curiosity about life's meaning and nuclear weapons. 48:03 Questioning reality and danger of artificial intelligence. 49:18 Existence in energy field, unanswered questions remain. 52:22 Family businesses struggle with intergenerational continuity.   Connect with Reena https://bettercalldaddy.com https://linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts https://twitter.com/reenareena https://instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts https://instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast Me and my dad would love to hear from you, Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change, Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show  https://ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy https://podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy   Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas, it has helped save me tons of time. 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In the latest episode of Better Call Daddy, we venture into the multifaceted world of Cam Sully, a man who guards by night and podcasts by day. Cam takes us through the winding paths of his life, from his unexpected insights as a security guard to his passionate endeavors in podcasting. He shares the importance of assertive communication, the relief of therapy, and the freedom found in speaking one's truth without seeking permission. With a candid reflection on family dynamics and societal expectations, Cam discusses the pressures of being the eldest child and the liberation that comes from forging one's own timeline. He delves into the intricacies of white lies versus honesty, as taught by his parents, and the balance between the two. Cam's storytelling extends beyond his personal experiences, offering listeners a pragmatic guide to navigating the world of movies and entertainment. His advice on choosing films based on plot descriptions rather than trailers, and his thoughts on the value of time, provide a refreshing take on consumption in the digital age. But it's not just about film critique; Cam's vision for his podcast, the Jacked Up Review Show, is a testament to his belief in the power of conversation and connection. His call to action for anyone with a dream is simple yet profound: stop waiting for permission and start creating your legacy.   Join us as we dive into a conversation that's as jacked up as it is insightful, with a guest who embodies the spirit of self-expression and the pursuit of authenticity.   Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy.   Cam Sully is a podcaster who's worn all other sorts of hats from being a mobilie security guard supervisor to indie filmmaker to working on professional TV sets. He's down to talk social, mental, political and entertainment related matters on any platform.   (00:00) The better call daddy podcast features stories from influential fathers and controversial people (02:43) You did study film at college; what did you learn from it (03:21) What is it like being the oldest child and having expectations on you (08:38) I think everyone should use a sort of communication when dealing with others (12:24) You say your mom taught you about white lies but your dad taught you honesty (16:50) The show is filmed in Dallas and it was a fun paid reality gig (20:46) What motivates you to podcast storytelling? Uh, I think whether it's movies (26:55) Is there anything that your parents have taught you that you want to carry on (29:16) We talked about coming up with a checklist for determining what movies are worth going to (31:47) Talk to me about what's next for your podcast and what you're building (34:05) Cam says podcasting allows him to be free without any expectations Connect with Cam https://x.com/jackedupreview?s=21&t=lkc2R_GJolEHvNfxFBgphg Connect with Reena https://bettercalldaddy.com https://linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts https:/twitter.com/reenareena https://instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts https://instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast Me and my dad would love to hear from you, Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change, Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show  https://ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy https://podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy   Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas, it has helped save me tons of time. I talked about it in this episode.  Please use my affiliate link if you sign up. https://get.castmagic.io/bettercalldaddy
At just 8 years old, Kelly Wallace faced the unimaginable—testifying in court against her own grandfather, a man who committed the heinous act of sexual abuse. Her story is a stark reminder of the silent battles that many face, hidden behind the closed doors of seemingly ordinary homes. Kelly's journey is not just one of survival, but of unwavering courage and the pursuit of healing. As an alcoholic in recovery since 2001, she confronts the overlooked correlation between addiction and the trauma of sexual abuse. With raw honesty, Kelly discusses the ongoing challenges of trust and the complexities of family dynamics, especially when those who should protect you become the perpetrators. In a poignant conversation that spans the personal to the systemic, Kelly reveals the inadequacies of a legal system that often fails the innocent, the generational cycles of abuse, and the power of speaking one's truth. Her voice is a clarion call for awareness, change, and the empowerment of survivors everywhere. Join us as we dive into a narrative that, while difficult, is necessary for shedding light on the shadows of abuse and the strength it takes to stand against it. Kelly's story is a testament to the human spirit's capacity to fight back and forge a path towards a brighter, more just future. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy.    Connect with Kelly https://www.kellywallace.org/   Connect with Reena: bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast https://www.youtube.com/@bettercalldaddy Me and my dad would love to hear from you. Drop us a review—reviews help more people find the show—and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change. Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show. ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas; it has helped save me tons of time. Please use my affiliate link if you sign up: https://get.castmagic.io/bettercalldaddy Show notes created by https://headliner.app   (00:00) This is the better call daddy show. Each week, I interview a guest, share stories with my dad (01:38) Kelly Wallace is a sexual assault survivor and an alcoholic in recovery (03:58) You testified when you were eight against your grandfather for sexually abusing you (13:07) Kelly says most sexual assault survivors can't speak up about what happened (20:10) Working out helps me with my mental health, and also creativity (22:53) Have you had any spiritual awakenings or do you believe in God (24:16) What do you think your purpose in life is and what is your legacy (26:03) What's your relationship like with your mom now? My relationship with my mom is challenging (34:09) You recently joined the advisory board of Incest Aware (36:46) What's your interest in the Scientology piece? It's so funny (39:28) You haven't reached out to your dad or grandfather since 1996 (44:51) Is time really heal for people with PTSD (46:05) Do you think that everyone who's been sexually assaulted should have therapy (48:05) You've had some of your videos go completely viral (49:40) One question I did see in the comments of your story was, where was children protective services (55:21) The court system is so hard. It's just being involved in any legal case is stressful (56:52) Documents from Oregon child sexual abuse lawsuit were lost in a flood (01:03:46) The whole consent thing is so new, and it's so foreign (01:05:24) This is going to be quite an interesting conversation between my dad and me (01:06:25) Kelly, this is really a tough episode. I had trouble sleeping after this interview (01:09:27) This episode brings out a lot of issues about sex and court systems --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
Have you ever wondered what it's like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes? To drum to the beat of a different life? In this heart-to-heart episode of Better Call Daddy, John, affectionately known as Jive, and one of my favorite podcasters shares his unconventional life journey.  From the young age of 14, he found himself navigating the harsh realities of homelessness, which later fueled his passion for helping those on the streets. Despite the trials, John's spirit remains unbreakable as he shares his candid thoughts on marriage, parenting, and the pursuit of purpose over fleeting happiness. As a father estranged from two of his sons, John reveals the complexities of family dynamics and the lingering impact of his own parents' divorce. His philosophy? Power over force, and attraction over pursuit. He believes in the transformative power of facing hostility head-on, embracing the chaos, and finding the rhythm in life's fickle beat. John's reflections are a raw and real testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Join us as we explore the lessons learned from the school of hard knocks and the quest for authentic connection in a world that often turns a blind eye to its most vulnerable. Better Call Daddy: The Safe Space for Controversy.  Connect with John https://johnpodcasting.com/ Connect with Reena bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast Me and my dad would love to hear from you. Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change. Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show. ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas, it has helped save me tons of time. Please use my affiliate link if you sign up. https://get.castmagic.io/bettercalldaddy Show notes created by https://headliner.app (00:00) This is the better call daddy show. Each week I interview a guest, share stories with my dad (01:37) Oklahoma is very much like California on a weird scale (06:03) I moved to LA in my twenties and felt like it was the land of dreams (08:27) When did you start loving music (10:45) Did your parents encourage your musical interests or do you do that as a parent (12:30) Being on stage with the drum kit is different than being a normal person (14:10) Your podcast is in the philosophy category, but it's also a hobby (16:59) Not having a mental health podcast is a good way to start (20:27) Last year I was getting into voice acting, right? So I was. Went down into a rabbit hole (24:46) It takes a lot of effort to keep projects moving forward (29:28) A lot of podcasters feel ignored by social media platforms (33:43) Jay worked in TV production where nobody does anything by themselves (34:40) John was married for about ten years before getting divorced (38:57) If you're a grown man, stay out of the way. Don't assert yourself. No one needs your opinion. Just do your thing and (39:08) Power versus force, the hidden determinants of human behavior is a great book (42:57) Everyone has a different level of what's acceptable in relationships (45:30) What do you want for your own children (46:21) Is it you don't have communication with some of your kids (47:58) You have a close relationship with your mom because you guys have struggled together (50:19) John says he misses spending time with his kids during the holidays (53:52) I feel like you have a passion for the homelessness. I feel like I've experienced that myself (57:59) You say you like smart people. What else is on your list of the type of lady (58:48) I want to know what your dad thinks about homeless people owning animals (01:02:39) I learned a lot about dealing with hostility in the juvenile justice system (01:06:27) What do you do if customers are harassing your employees (01:09:10) John says unless you're really committed to your partner, don't get married --- 🎙️ Thanks for podcasting with Headliner!
How do you switch things up in your podcast and collaborate with other creators?  Is parental support always beneficial or can it have negative effects?   Today Mama D and I talk about evaluating one's values, setting boundaries, parenting, mental health, podcasting, trauma, and language learning. Reena emphasized the importance of trust and building it over time in relationships, and how love is a choice that evolves with age and experience. Mama D is the host of Petals of Support podcast https://linktr.ee/petalsofsupport?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=d22a52b1-f818-47d6-b5cd-864c16fef45c     The Stupid History Minute Binkies Mama D https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-stupid-history-minute/id1572706163?i=1000612288418   The Stupid History Minute Jerry Springer https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-stupid-history-minute/id1572706163?i=1000640407743   Connect with Reena bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast   Me and my dad would love to hear from you, Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change, Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas, it has helped save me tons of time. I talked about it in this episode. Please use my affiliate link if you sign up. https://get.castmagic.io/bettercalldaddy      
What skills do you think are most crucial for an actor to learn beyond their performance craft?  Jennifer Dean shares the challenges of learning the entire business of acting, including marketing and production. How do you balance the emotional impact of deeply engaging with a role while maintaining a clear line between your character and personal reality? Today Alicia Araujo-Elatassi from the Senora Vibes Podcast and I sit down with Jennifer Dean, the managing director of Fourth Wall Theatre in Houston. Jennifer shares her journey of motherhood and her profound love for the arts, discussing the transformative role that personal experiences have played in shaping her career in the art of storytelling. Get ready to explore the intricate world of acting as Jennifer enlightens us on the realities of the business, including the significance of mastering marketing, production, and the subtle nuances of film and stage performances. She opens up about the delicate balance between her passions and her dedication to family, revealing how becoming a mother and dealing with aging parents have deepened her emotional range as an actress. We talk the importance and creativity of date nights, sharing how even activities like CrossFit and improv can strengthen a marriage. Discover cool restaurants and enriching art activities that can add spice to your dates. Moreover, for theater enthusiasts and aspiring actors, Jennifer brings an inside look at selecting and casting shows, the art of memorization through muscle memory, and the thrill of live theater. Peek behind the curtain as we discuss the emotional pull of their current production, "The Father,” and the theater's commitment to not just entertain, but to also impact society through art. Don’t miss Jennifer's personal anecdotes on navigating the vulnerable world of acting, from handling love interests on stage to the complex dynamics of off-stage relationships. So, get comfy, tune in, and let's revel in the rich tapestry of stories, experiences, and expert advice on today's episode of Better Call Daddy. Jennifer Dean has been part of the Houston theatre community for over 20 years. After graduating from Baylor University with a BFA in theater performance, Jennifer moved to Houston in the summer of 2000 to be an intern with A.D. Players National Touring Unit. Only planning to stay in Houston for a year, Jennifer met her husband, Kevin, and happily 20+ years later Houston is home. Over the years, Jennifer has appeared in shows at A.D. Players, Stages Repertory Theatre, Main Street Theater, Classical Theater Company and 4th Wall Theatre Company. Her most recent role was Kari in The Pavilion at 4th Wall and one that she will treasure.  In the last 10 years, directing has become more of a passion. Among some of her directing favorites are 12 Angry Men, Leaving Iowa, Every Brilliant Thing and Tuesdays with Morrie at A.D. Players and The God Game, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and The Realistic Joneses at 4th Wall Theatre, for which she won the Houston Press Best Director award in 2019. Over the years she had also served as marketing director, box office manager, development assistant, intern director and spent thirteen years on staff at her church working as communications director, worship service producer and executive assistant. Her absolute favorite roles are as wife to Kevin Dean and mother to their daughter, Livey. She joined 4th Wall Theatre Company as Managing Director in January of 2023. Come see a show at 4th Wall Theatre https://www.4thwalltheatreco.com/ https://www.instagram.com/4thwallhouston/   Connect with Alicia https://www.instagram.com/senoravibespodcast/ https://linktr.ee/Vibesbyalicia   If you liked this podcast check out the other episode with Alicia and I sharing lessons learned about podcasting https://bettercalldaddy.podbean.com/e/328-alicia-araujo-elatassi/   Connect with Reena bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast https://www.youtube.com/@bettercalldaddy Me and my dad would love to hear from you, Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change, Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show  ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy   Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas, it has helped save me tons of time. I talked about it in this episode.  Please use my affiliate link if you sign up. https://get.castmagic.io/bettercalldaddy  
In today's empowering episode with the remarkable Alesia Galati, we unpack her incredible journey from surviving a cult to mastering the world of podcasting. Alesia shares her poignant story of personal growth, self-discovery, and the power of setting boundaries. She dives into the essence of building authentic relationships with clients and how embracing her unique identity has been pivotal for her business success. Get ready to be inspired by Alesia's transition to a six-figure podcasting powerhouse, her strategic approach to cultivating a valued audience, and her dedication to creating educational content. Plus, don't miss her insights on the nuances of raising children and the roles of protectiveness and education. Tune in, as Alesia's compelling narrative is sure to spark a transformation in your personal and professional life. This is Better Call Daddy. Stay connected for episodes that stir the soul, challenge the status quo, and reveal the stories behind your favorite influencers. Until next time! Alesia Galati has been listening to podcasts since 2015 and knows what goes into creating a standout podcast that captures your audience’s attention even before they press “play”. Alesia’s helped coaches and thought leaders launch and maintain over 50 podcasts and has developed a signature, thorough system to launching and managing podcasts so you don’t have to stress about anything falling through the cracks!  Alesia lives in sunny North Carolina with her two kiddos and husband. When not helping her clients, Alesia can be found reading over 200 books a year, hiking, and exploring the zoo with her boys.  Favorite podcast: Alesia’s ears have been fine-tuned for high-quality audio and she can only tolerate impeccable podcasts. She enjoys listening to heavily produced storytelling podcasts like “Greeking Out” by National Geographics Kids when she takes long road trips with her kids. Mentioned in episode https://www.instagram.com/wereadsmut/ Follow Alesia https://www.instagram.com/alesia.galati/ https://www.youtube.com/@alesiagalati https://www.linkedin.com/in/alesia-galati/   Connect with Reena bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast Me and my dad would love to hear from you, Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change, Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show  ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy   Castmagic is the AI tool I use for show notes and podcast title ideas, it has helped save me tons of time. I talked about it in this episode.  Please use my affiliate link if you sign up. https://get.castmagic.io/bettercalldaddy Are you a popular podcaster or a rising influencer? Or do you have a great idea for an online business? Then you should know that every great website starts with an awesome domain name. Namecheap offers hundreds of domain extensions, from the traditional dot com to creative extensions for podcasters like dot fm, dot live, or dot space.   Namecheap is the world’s 2nd largest domain registrar, with nearly 17 million domains under management and a top web service provider for everything you need to launch an amazing website. Namecheap offers hundreds of domain extensions from the traditional .com to creative extensions like .fm, .live or .space  Namecheap is offering Better Call Daddy listeners 20% off any non-premium domain name for its first year of registration with the code REENA20. The offer cannot be combined with any existing sales but can override any current sale if its discount is less than 20%. The code is valid for all new and existing Namecheap customers. You can register up to 10 domains per account with this code.    To get a domain name with a 20% discount (including .com and 455 other extensions). Go to namecheap.com , search for your desired domain, and use the code REENA20 at checkout. 
In what ways can sending a child to a religious school shape their social life and development?  How does the concept of disconnection as practiced in Scientology affect the concept of family and personal relationships? What are the emotional consequences of such a policy? Today, we're venturing into a world that's often shrouded in secrecy and controversy—Scientology. Our brave guest, Reese Quibell, aka Relatable Reese shares a deeply personal journey of growing up within the confines of this organization. Reese opens up about the challenges she faced, from the emotional desensitization she endured to her chilling recount of abuse and the community's severe repercussions for her cries for help. Reese's story isn't just a tale of survival within Scientology's oppressive walls - it's also a testament to the power of healing and reclaiming one's life. She describes the complex impact on her child's life, their silent pact to protect him from Scientology's reach, and the heart-wrenching choices they've had to make. We'll delve into the emotional and psychological upheaval Reese has gone through and the strategies she's employed in her remarkable path towards recovery. From praise to L. Ron Hubbard to the estrangement from loved ones, Reese shares the emotional turmoil caused by the organization’s practices. The powerful influence stories like Reese’s have had on the public perception of Scientology becomes evident as she recounts her reaction to television portrayals of the cult’s abuse. Our own Reena Friedman Watts engages with Reese, reflecting on the parallel challenges of motherhood and the innate desire to protect our children. Wayne Friedman offers his insights on spirituality, free thought, and applauds Reese’s strength and openness. In a world where resilience shines brightest in the darkest corners, tune in for a raw, honest, and ultimately uplifting episode of Better Call Daddy, where Reese Quibell embodies bravery and the quest for truth and connection. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share our podcast, available on various platforms. Now, let's dive into Reese's incredible story of escape, healing, and hope. Connect with Reese  https://www.youtube.com/@RelatableReese   Connect with Reena bettercalldaddy.com linkedin.com/in/reenafriedmanwatts twitter.com/reenareena instagram.com/reenafriedmanwatts instagram.com/bettercalldaddypodcast Me and my dad would love to hear from you, Drop us a review, reviews help more people find the show, and let us know what you like and what you'd like us to change, Please share the show with one friend who you think would be helped by the show  ratethispodcast.com/bettercalldaddy podchaser.com/bettercalldaddy
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Genesis Amaris Kemp

Great segment with Celia....so much confidence and wisdom from a young lady. Her makeup tips were on point especially coming from a woman that does not know how to put on makeup and pay others when I need it done for special occasions. The most I do myself is eyeliner, mascara, and maybe some foundation...then of course I keep my eyebrows groomed via threading. Love to hear the resilience that she stopped doing cartwheels but then she found her drive back again over time and she is working on pursuing her dreams and exploring all avenues of creativity when it comes to her future aspirations. Great segment Reena you all kept the conversation rolling and interesting from mother/daughter scoop

Jan 7th
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Robert Miller

Reena is absolutely awesome! Don’t ever miss this podcast!

Nov 5th
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Lane Ewert

Woooow!!

Oct 12th
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Lane Ewert

Hot!!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Sep 29th
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Will Watts

Reena asks what no one else asks. She is a phenomenal interviewer.

Aug 27th
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