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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
In this podcast you’ll be inspired as you hear real stories, hustle and journeys of people who have overcome challenges to succeed against all odds as an underdog. Your host Pamela Bardhi will pull back the curtains to reveal how you too can overcome ANY obstacle to succeed beyond your wildest dreams.
 
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Yuri Fulmer is an Australian-born Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been hustling and building businesses since his early twenties. It all started when he was faced with the unexpected opportunity to buy a local franchise while working for A&W. Yuri has grown that single A&W franchise into dozens…
 
This past week I started rehearsals up in Connecticut at the Goodspeed Opera House doing a new musical version of the beloved Anne of Green Gables. It’s a well-known story around the world but especially in its home country of Canada. So in honor of that I thought I would bring a Canadian onto the podcast. Ashley Victoria Robinson is an actress, wr…
 
Chairman at Acies Group LLC., Ned is an experienced real estate developer and investor. We are putting the spotlight on this rockstar. He has more than 20 years of experience in acquiring, financing, developing, and investing in various real estate properties, ranging from condos, student housing, and self-storage to light industrial properties acr…
 
Whether it's live on the Smithsonian’s National Zoo's panda cam or in front of a crowd, possibly no other animal's sex life is as closely watched as the giant pandas' is. And there's a reason. These cuddly-looking black and white bears just can't figure out how to mate. But, with a little help from science, the once-endangered giant panda is making…
 
The 75th Annual Tony Awards was a welcome return of Broadway and the diversity of shows and creatives represented. Check out former guests from nominated shows: Carmen Cusack - Nominated for Best Actress in Flying Over Sunset Kathryn Allison - from Company, winner of Best Revival Also, I will be returning to theater as well with new contemporary mu…
 
Jeff Cohn, a nationally renowned speaker and host of The Team Building Podcast, is CEO of a tech-powered Keller Williams market center in Omaha, NE. As founder of Omaha’s Elite Real Estate Group, now kwELITE, he led his team from 70 to 700 transactions in 6 years and was awarded the #1 team in unit sales in the world at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServi…
 
June is always a busy time for New York City with two major events taking place: one is of course the month-long Gay Pride celebration and the other is the biggest day of the Broadway season -- the Tony Awards. And today’s guest ticks off both of those boxes. Jerry Mitchell is a prolific Broadway Director and choreographer as well as a gay advocate…
 
Today's episode features one of the most humble people I have ever met. He's been rocking it in leadership and Financial Planning since 1999. Dave Harter has been hustling for 21 years. He is a part of the EPIC Financial Strategies and has managed over 40 Million in Investment Assets. Dave was a National Training officer for new advisors in the UBS…
 
We’re hard at work producing the next season of Sidedoor, but just in case you can’t get enough Smithsonian podcasts we’re sharing a special guest episode of Portraits, from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In this episode, grassroots organizer Dolores Huerta talks about how she took on the status quo (in a wrinkled sweater) during the …
 
The past couple of weeks have been difficult for this country, once again grappling with gun violence caused by madmen with evil intentions. This has unfortunately become an ongoing issue with people, politicians, and pundits saying a whole lot but doing very little. Four years ago this spring, a new play opened off Broadway called Church & State. …
 
Our latest guest here in the Underdog is the King of Private Money, Jay Conner. When Jay first started his Real Estate journey, he did it ALL THE WRONG WAY! It felt like being taken to the slaughterhouse. He hated it and felt owned by the bank, out of control, and stressed out. Until he changed his trajectory, trusted his systems, and got into Priv…
 
Of the many actors I’ve interviewed and talked to personally I would say that there are at least two main objectives for most of them. One falls under auditions: getting in the biggest rooms for the best roles. And the second one falls under agents: getting representation that can get you into those bigger rooms. My on-camera agent Brian Keith Graz…
 
Investor Fuel Real Estate Investing Mastermind, Done-for-you Lead Generation, and InvestorMachine. These are just some of Mike Hambright's accomplishments to date. Mike is a Professional Real Estate investor, mentor, and coach. He has bought and sold hundreds of houses and mentored others that have bought thousands of properties. While his passion …
 
We’re hard at work producing the next season of Sidedoor, but just in case you can’t get enough Smithsonian podcasts, we’re sharing a special guest episode of Collected, from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. In this first episode of the series, co-hosts Dr. Crystal Moten and Dr. Krystal Klingenberg discuss the multiple definit…
 
“There are few things that can cause joy, shame, contentment, anxiety and stress the way that money does,” says Korrena Bailie, Consumer Finance Editor at Forbes. “If your finances cause you stress and anxiety, it’s natural to want to keep this to yourself because you might feel embarrassed or ashamed about the decisions you made.” (NY Times) Well,…
 
"We Close Anywhere at Anytime" - Guaranteed. Ted Silva is the owner of the QuickSilva Real Estate Law, Title, & Closing Services. He made the remarkable and one-of-a-kind commitment of providing an exceptional customer experience from 7-day-a-week availability, 24 hours a day. Ted made Real Estate accessible, affordable and convenient title service…
 
There are two fundamental sides to every actor: the artistic part of us that loves rehearsing and performing, and then there’s the business aspect which handles money, contracts, and other details. Both are absolutely crucial to our success. But while we are good at taking lessons, getting coachings, or joining classes to work on that creative side…
 
Sue Hough is the Project Developer of Moody Moon Ridge, a Creative Commercial Builder and the Founder at August James Limited. She is a creative commercial builder with more than two decades of experience. Sue Hough can help you build your bliss. She uncovers, develops and builds inspiring spaces to live and work in that honor the creative soul and…
 
We’re hard at work producing the next season of Sidedoor, but just in case you can’t get enough Smithsonian podcasts, we’re sharing a special guest episode of AirSpace, from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. This story is about a truly intoxicating period of American history – Prohibition! In this episode of AirSpace, you’ll learn ho…
 
No matter how many conversations I have with artists, no matter how many episodes this podcast releases, I’m amazed at the variety of insights and lessons that each person brings to these discussions. But in this episode, I think we hit upon one of the biggest obstacles, if not THE biggest, that holds us back as actors and creatives--and that is fe…
 
Sergio Navarretta is a Canadian film director. He draws inspiration from Italian neorealism and considers his work an exploration of the human condition. He is also an internationally recognized award-winning director who is fiercely passionate about bringing meaningful content to the screen. Navarretta is best known for The Cuban, and his first fe…
 
One of the main themes and messages of this podcast has always been that success can mean different things to different people, and how someone gets there, if they get there, seems to take a different path each time. Today’s episode is with someone that I had the privilege of working with in the musical adaptation of First Wives Club back in 2015 i…
 
Brian G. Bachand is proud of his truth. He's a former Priest and has since transitioned to finding his true calling. He is the founder of "evolution evolution," which is a Global Coaching Company. It focuses on the power of engaged networking and realizing true leadership is about being your authentic self. He's also a Coach and Advisor for Leaders…
 
Years after the failed Lerner & Loewe movie musical of The Little Prince, producer Joseph Tandet tried again, but this time with composer John Barry and a full Broadway production, which brought with it a whole new set of problems. The Little Prince and the Aviator began rehearsals in late 1981 and starred TV and film actor Michael York as the pilo…
 
Have you heard about e-diets? Meet the woman who trailblazed this realm, Kelli Calabrese. For those who haven't met Kelli, she is an author, international speaker, consultant, and coach specializing in women’s wellness, fitness boot camps, longevity, and life management. After undergoing an excruciatingly painful divorce, Kelli achieved her certifi…
 
As an actor it is rare to have long stretches of employment, especially in theater. Television actors can certainly be a part of a successful show for years on end. Same goes for movie franchises where roles can come back film after film. But for most of us, it is simply job to job. One show ends and we work hard to book the next one. For Steven Wa…
 
An original “Shark” on the hit TV show, "Shark Tank," the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization—Kevin Harrington has pushed past all the questions and excuses to repeatedly enjoy 100X success. His legendary work behind-the-scenes of business ventures has produ…
 
An accident that nearly killed Beatrice Kenner when she was five years old scarred her face for life, but it also gave her a determination to create solutions wherever she saw obstacles. This drive and ingenuity made her one of the most prolific African American inventors of the mid 20th century. This time on Sidedoor, we explore what might be Beat…
 
One of my all-time favorite movie musicals is Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe's adaptation of THE LITTLE PRINCE in 1974. It starred such legendary performers as Bob Fosse, Richard Kiley, Gene Wilder, and Donna McKechnie. It may not have done well at the box office or with many critics, but there's a lot to love about this star-studded film. So to…
 
Gabriel DaSilva, the founder and President of DaSilva Group Inc., is a serial entrepreneur with humble roots. Gabe is a second-generation builder and first-generation Portuguese American. He's the first to graduate college in his family. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seton Hall University with a Degree in Finance. And again later with an MBA in…
 
Back in January 2022, this podcast held its first ever live event. It was a night of conversation with Emmy-winner Kevin Spirtas. He not only shared stories and struggles from his time on Broadway and television, but he also sang five songs that evening highlighting the work he has done and moments that have meant the most to him throughout his car…
 
Chaz Horn is not new on the Sales Game. Sales have been his craft for over 25 years. He landed in the top 3% of all sales reps in five different industries. Chaz broke sales records for most sales in a month, year, and five-year period with established B2B businesses. From sales to sales management, Chaz started his own business. The idea of B2B sa…
 
Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. At least, that's what we were taught in school. But when historians go searching… there’s no proof to be found. In this episode of Sidedoor, we unravel this vexillological tale tall to find out how this myth got started, and who Betsy Ross really was. Guests: Jennifer Locke Jones, political and military his…
 
In 1987, HBO had a comedy special called Women of the Night. It featured four women who were known regionally and at certain comedy clubs, but had yet to really reach a national audience. They were Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Rita Rudner, and today’s guest Judy Tenuta. In fact, for the next four years each one of these women would be named B…
 
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