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The Curiosity Hour Podcast

Author: Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund

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The Curiosity Hour Podcast: Stay Curious! We believe everyone has an amazing story to tell and we encourage you to find out the stories all around you with your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and others in your communities.

Find out more about your co-hosts Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund on our website: http://thecuriosityhourpodcast.com
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Dan and Tommy love sharing new episodes of The Curiosity Hour Podcast with you! We've recorded almost 90 episodes so far and have more than 24 thousand listens to our episodes. We're so happy that in the past year we've had listeners from over 50 countries join The Curiosity Hour Podcast family. We need your help to keep this going! We need to raise at least $800 in order to keep the podcast in operation for expenses of the podcast such as the online audio hosting, guest phone conference line, website hosting, audio editing software, and more. We welcome donations of any amount so please join in with a contribution whether it be $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, or more. We're hoping we can get at least 40 people to donate at least $20 to reach this goal. We'd love it if you're able to donate today and the easiest way to donate is via the Venmo app on your phone and you can donate to @CuriosityHour (Download app here: https://venmo.com) or if you'd like to donate via another method, please contact us via the donate link on our website: http://thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ We hope you can donate today! We appreciate you being a loyal listener of The Curiosity Hour Podcast and we appreciate you joining other listeners like you who have provided financial support to allow The Curiosity Hour Podcast to continue to thrive throughout 2019 and beyond. We wish you and your family a happy holiday season and a great new year!
Episode 82 - R. Carlos Nakai (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)
Episode 82 - R. Carlos Nakai.Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, R. Carlos Nakai. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. He began his musical studies on the trumpet, but a car accident ruined his embouchure. His musical interests took a turn when he was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to master it. As an artist, he is an adventurer and risk taker, always giving his musical imagination free rein. He is also an iconoclastic traditionalist who views his cultural heritage not only as a source and inspiration, but also a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to the artist’s expressive needs.His first album, Changes, was released by Canyon Records in 1983, and since then he has released forty albums with Canyon plus additional albums and guest appearances on other labels. In addition to his educational workshops and residencies, he has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has worked with guitarist/luthier William Eaton, composer James DeMars, pianist Peter Kater and “the late” Paul Horn among many others. The famed American choreographer Martha Graham used Nakai’s second album, Cycles, in her last work Night Chant. R. Carlos contributed music to the major motion pictures New World (New Line) and Geronimo (Columbia).R. Carlos, while cognizant of the traditional use of the flute as a solo instrument, began finding new settings for it, especially in the genres of jazz and classical. He founded the ethnic jazz ensemble, the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, to explore the intersection of ethnic and jazz idioms.He brought the flute into the concert hall, performing with over 30 symphony and chamber orchestras. He was a featured soloist on the Philip Glass composition, Piano Concerto No. 2: After Lewis & Clark, premiered by the Omaha Symphony. He also works with producer and arranger Billy Williams, a two-time Grammy® winner, in composing for and performing the traditional flute in orchestral works of a lighter vein.In a cross-cultural foray, he performed extensively with the Wind Travelin’ Band, a traditional Japanese ensemble from Kyoto which resulted in an album, Island of Bows. Additional recordings with ethnic artists include In A Distant Place with Tibetan flutist and chanter Nawang Khechog, and Our Beloved Land with famed Hawaiian slack key guitarist and singer Keola Beamer. Recently, he released Voyagers with Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David which blends Native American melodies with Jewish and Arabic songs.R. Carlos Nakai has received two gold records (500,000 units sold) for Canyon Trilogy and Earth Spirit which are the first (and only) Native American recordings to earn this recognition. In 2014, Canyon Trilogy reached Platinum (over 1 million units sold), the first ever for a Native American artist performing traditional solo flute music. He has sold over four million albums in the course of his career. A Navy veteran, he earned a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 1992, and an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University in 1994. In 2005, R. Carlos Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. He has also authored a book with composer James DeMars, The Art of the Native American Flute, which is a guide to performing the traditional cedar flute.We encourage you to visit his website: http://rcarlosnakai.com and you can purchase music here: https://rcarlosnakai.com/category/discography/All music used with permission of R. Carlos Nakai (rcarlosnakai.com)and Canyon Records (canyonrecords.com). Special thanks to R. Carlos Nakai, Pamela Hyde, and Kathy Norris.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.
Episode 81 - Patti Miller (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)
Episode 81 - Patti MillerDan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Patricia Miller. Patti is an award-winning author and journalist whose fascination with the untold stories of women led her on a 10-year journey to unearth the story of the Breckinridge–Pollard scandal. Her work on the interplay of politics and sexual morality has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, The Nation, Huffington Post, and Ms. Magazine. She received a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and dog.To learn more, visit Patti's website: http://patti-miller.comVisit www.indiebound.org to purchase Patti's books: * Bringing Down The Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the “Powerless” Woman Who Took on Washington* Good Catholics (Hardcover) The Battle over Abortion in the Catholic ChurchNote: Guests create their own bio description for each episode.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.Please visit our website for more information:thecuriosityhourpodcast.comPlease visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/If you would like to share your story or have a suggested guest, please complete the "Contact us" form:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/contact-us/Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 80 - Jo Cooper (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)
Episode 80 - Jo Cooper. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Jo Cooper.Jo Cooper is the Creative Director of Jo Cooper Studio, a strategic branding, copywriting, marketing and web design firm focusing on health professionals and entrepreneurs. She’s the mother of 3 sons and a Buddhist practitioner who is devoted to offering lovingkindness to all beings. Jo and her team at the Studio recently started Mindful News, a weekly digest of 12 curated links to help nourish you amidst all the chaos.Jo's website: www.jocooperstudio.comSign up for Mindful News: http://lovejo.net/mindfulnewsNote: Guests create their own bio description for each episode.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.Please visit our website for more information:thecuriosityhourpodcast.comPlease visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/If you would like to share your story or have a suggested guest, please complete the "Contact us" form:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/contact-us/Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 78 - Elizabeth Behrens (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)
Episode 78 - Elizabeth Behrens.Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Elizabeth Behrens.Elizabeth Behrens's days are more than full, but that's exactly what she loves. Originally from Iowa, she now lives in Kansas City with her husband and four children. She has a job she loves as Ambassador and engagement Coordinator for Be the Bridge, a non-profit organization founded by Latasha Morrison, that is equipping people to work toward racial reconciliation. Her work with Be the Bridge allows her to teach online classes, tell the stories of how people's churches, schools, and communities are changing, and interact with a group of over 20,000 fellow bridge builders in the organization's Facebook group. She also volunteers as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for children in foster care. When she isn't busy with work and volunteering, she can be found being rejuvenated by reading, gardening, or if she's lucky, traveling.You can find out more about Be the Bridge at www.bethebridge.com and www.facebook.com/groups/bethebridge.Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.Please visit our website for more information:thecuriosityhourpodcast.comPlease visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/If you would like to share your story or have a suggested guest, please complete the "Contact us" form:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/contact-us/Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 77 - Gareth Reynolds (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)
Episode 77 - Gareth Reynolds.Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Gareth Reynolds.Gareth Reynolds originally hails from the sweet streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After moving to Los Angeles, Gareth starred in NBC’s ‘The Real Wedding Crashers’ which was as creatively stimulatingas it was successful. Through that show he began producing and writing his own material, eventually making shows at COMEDY CENTRAL, the TRAVEL CHANNEL, and MTV.In 2015 he began doing an American History podcast called ‘THE DOLLOP’ with Dave Anthony which currently gets over 5 million downloads every month and takes him all over the world to do live episodes.Between his podcast and touring the country doing stand-up he has taken the lead on ABC show ‘HAIL MARY’ has been seen on IFC’s MARON, has written on NETFLIX original series FLAKED, ARRESTEDDEVELOPMENT and FX series YOU’RE THE WORST.He also has a cat named Jose.Gareth's website: http://www.garethreynolds.comNote: Guests create their own bio description for each episode.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.Please visit our website for more information:thecuriosityhourpodcast.comPlease visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/If you would like to share your story or have a suggested guest, please complete the "Contact us" form:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/contact-us/Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 76 - Grant Gilmore (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)
Episode 76 - Grant Gilmore.Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Grant Gilmore.Grant was born in South Africa and moved to the US at the age of 5. He served in the Marine Corps out of high school. His career has been very diverse working in the food and beverage industry as a bartender and server, manufacturing as a general manager, engineering as a structural inspector, non profit working within the economic development and workforce development fields, and now as an environmental scientist for an engineering firm. It took him 20 years to find his true purpose regarding his work. Now he's seeking his true purpose as an individual in life. He's a single father to his adopted son from China (he is currently 8 years old). His current struggles deal with the idealized views of being partnered in life. www.mile60.com is a future blog of Grant's where he plans to capture his adventures in the northwest as a trail runner and mountaineer. He'll blend his adventures with his training lifestyle and general topics related to being a 40+ fit single parent.https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/olympia-branch - Grant recently joined the mountaineers and signed up for the year-long Alpine climbing course. This will give him access to a large network of climbing people in the northwest. This organization allows one to be trained formally in alpine assents. His goal is to eventually become an instructor. He'll be climbing various mountains next year with this group and is looking forward to this group.Grant enjoys the app and website, Quora. It has been a life saver for him, especially post-breakup.This platform allows someone to answer, ask, and address life issues or identify with topics that resonate with you. He started writing about things in Quora in order to gain more discipline with writing and having an audience. One blogger Grant deeply appreciates is Kate Rose: https://www.wordsofkaterose.com. He found her on Elephant Journal and finds her works has affected him in many ways regarding matters of the heart.https://www.elephantjournal.com - Elephant Journal is a great online platform speaking to so many issues in life.Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.Please visit our website for more information:thecuriosityhourpodcast.comPlease visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/If you would like to share your story or have a suggested guest, please complete the "Contact us" form:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/contact-us/Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 75 - Chris Kuenzel (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)
Episode 75 - Chris Kuenzel. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Chris Kuenzel.Chris is a husband and father. By day he works in Corporate American as a Quality Assurance Lead, but considers his family his number 1 job.He is an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, admiring the imagination and drive to build entire worlds. Chris is also a dreamer and creator; he enjoys podcasting, cosplaying, prop building, and anything that allows him to stretch his imagination.In his spare time, Chris helps his wife wrangle their two boys, co-hosts The Doctors Who Podcast, and is dreaming, designing, or building his next project.The Doctors Who Podcast website: https://tdwpodcast.wix.com/tdwpNote: Guests create their own bio description for each episode.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.Please visit our website for more information:thecuriosityhourpodcast.comPlease visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/If you would like to share your story or have a suggested guest, please complete the "Contact us" form:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/contact-us/Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
Episode 74 - Rediate Tekeste (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)
Episode 74 - Rediate Tekeste, MA.Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Rediate Tekeste, MA.Rediate Tekeste is a 1.5 generation Ethiopian-American. Growing up in Iowa as an Ethiopian (kinda) immigrant, Code-Shifting became her Mother Tongue. She uses this ability in her career to build bridges between: Ethiopian young professionals and Ethiopia as the Founder of Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship, big ideas and strategic plans as a Strategist for Integrate Africa and Redbird Group, and radical conservatives and snowflake liberals on social media (more of a social experiment than a job). She thrives in the weird (uncertain) space between a big idea and the final product.Rediate has worked for social action organizations including the Clinton Initiative, America Reads Program leading education efforts through community partnerships in low-income areas. In Ethiopia, she worked for World Vision Ethiopia as a journalist, and then built the communication department at Selam Children’s Village. Rediate discovered her passion for social impact media while working as an international Field Producer/Production Coordinator for Girl Rising. She also completed an internship with the renowned Population Media Center. She received her B.A in Interpersonal and Intercultural Communications at Arizona State University and her Master of Communication Management degree at University of Southern California.Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode.The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund.Please visit our website for more information:thecuriosityhourpodcast.comPlease visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/If you would like to share your story or have a suggested guest, please complete the "Contact us" form:thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/contact-us/Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.
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