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Author: Val Athanassiou

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A podcast about My American Friend, no kidding. We'll talk about whatever topic comes to mind. It's free thought, free association, religion, politics, food, Covid-19, not necessarily in that order of course, as a way of gaining an insight and an understanding into someone else's life, particularly during this most challenging of times. It's a way to connect. I want to know what's happening outside of my sphere of influence, so yeah, I guess 15,000km or 9,000 miles away, I felt, was a good place to start.Why? I blame my Dad. He introduced me to Alistair Cooke's Letter(s) from America. I was always fascinated by that, although in this case, I'm from Australia, but I'm speaking to someone from America...anyway...I digress.Please sit back, relax, grab yourself a VB, or a Schlitz or in my case an ice cold Coca-Cola and I hope you enjoy listening to My American Friend. Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics'. American' font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com. Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
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My American (Aussie) Friend Anthea, grew up in Melbourne but now lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is a Voiceover Artist, Actor, and one incredibly brave human being.We talk about life, work, audio-books, Echo Park,  and free associate on a number of topics. She generously gives me an insight into what her life is like during this most challenging of times. Based on the subject matter and global events, we thought  it prudent, and somewhat poignant, to hold the release of this episode until today.However you choose to celebrate January 26, please stay safe, look after yourself and those around you.Check out more of Anthea's work atwww.dpntalent.comwww.circleof10talent.comwww.emvoices.com.auwww.stormactors.comwww.antheagreco.comRecorded October 5 2020Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.comMusic by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Sonya, lives in Missouri. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Qualified Mental Health Professional and all round SuperMom.We talk about Mental Health, Medication, PTSD and growing up in St Joseph. She generously gives me an insight into her life and work, during these most challenging of times.Recorded November 29 2020.Nine States down. Fo(u)rty One to go, including one District and one Territory.Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Akshay, lives in Ohio. He is a Scientist, Engineer and BBQ aficionado.We talk about Covid-19, the Vaccine race, Ice-cream and growing up in India. He generously gives me an insight into his work with Astrazeneca and what his life is like, during these most challenging of times.Recorded September 29 2020 with supplemental content recorded December 11 2020.Eight States down. Fo(u)rty Two to go, including one District and one Territory.Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Jake, lives in Alabama. He is a Historian, Teacher, Tour Guide and all round nice guy.We talk about Civil Rights, the Voting Rights March and dig deep into his incredible first hand knowledge and experience as a Child and Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement. He generously gives me an insight into what his life was (and is) like, during these (and those) most challenging of times.Check out more of his work atwww.mymontgomerytours.comRecorded November 7 2020.Seven States down. Fo(u)rty Three to go, including one District and one Territory.Happy Thanksgiving to those who choose to celebrate.Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Matt, lives in Indianapolis. He is an Artist, Film Maker, Singer, Author and all round nice guy.We talk about Food, Hoosiers, Art and dig deeper into the politics of the day. He generously gives me an insight into what his life is like during this most challenging of times.Check out more of his work at@healerindianapolis Recorded September 20 2020.Six States down. Fo(u)rty Four to go, including one District and one Territory.Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Dick, grew up in Colorado. He is an Actor, Daredevil, Father and all round nice guy.We talk about life, travel, skydiving,  the Grand Ole Opry and free associate on a number of topics. He generously gives me an insight into what his life is like during this most challenging of times.Check out more of his work at www.dickmcmahon.comRecorded September 14 2020.Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Jolie. She grew up in Lexington. A Teacher, Counsellor, Wife and Beautiful Soul.We talk about life, work, teaching, Derby Pie and free associate on a number of topics. She generously gives me an insight into what her life is like during this most challenging of times.Recorded August 22 2020Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Eric. He grew up in Mississippi. He is a Director, Film-Maker, Actor, Motivational Speaker, Father, Artist and all round nice guy.We talk about life, work, family, Raiders of the Lost Ark and free associate on a number of topics. He generously gives me an insight into what his life is like during this most challenging of times.Check out more of his work at www.zaladetours.comand www.raidersguys.comRecorded August 30 2020Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.comMusic by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Chris. He grew up in Queens. He is a Director, Film-Maker, Photographer, DOP and all round nice guy.We talk about life, work, family, New York, Bayside Queens, Watercress and free associate on a number of topics. He generously gives me an insight into what his life is like during this most challenging of times. Chris now lives in Melbourne, Australia.Check out more of his work at www.sferrazzafilm.com and www.directorsgroup.com.auRecorded August 16 2020Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.comMusic by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
My American Friend Kevin. He lives and works in Tennessee. He is an Actor, a Sound Engineer, a Film-Maker and all round nice guy. We talk about life, work, acting, music, family, Nashville, Superman and free associate on a number of topics. He generously gives me an insight into what his life is like during this most challenging of times.Kevin is represented by www.tribetalentmanagement.comCheck out his work www.imdb.com/name/nm8164977Recorded August 2 2020Acknowledgements; Australian and American flag artwork designed by www.slon.pics"American" font 'Marcelle' designed by Clement Nicolle. Donate here clementnicolle@gmail.com Music by Lost Horizons. Purchase here www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/great-feelings
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