353. Ann Diament Koffsky: Art, Storytelling, and Jewish Pride
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by Reena Friedman Watts
2d ago
Ever wondered how authors conjure up the worlds that enthrall us? Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming Ann Diament Koffsky, an award-winning author and illustrator, who brings a wealth of experience and heartfelt stories. From teaching art in a bomb shelter in Israel to confronting the omission of women's faces in ultra-orthodox media, Anne's journey is as inspiring as it is impactful. In today's conversation, Anne peels back the layers of her creative process, influenced by her roles as a teacher and a parent, and shares her approach to embedding valuable lessons into her books. We'll als ..read more
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352. The Importance of Cherishing Memories and Holding On For One More Day: Heidi Alldredge
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by Reena Friedman Watts
1w ago
Why do we think all of our problems are going to go away when we get married? From childhood struggles with bullying to navigating the complexities of personal relationships, Heidi Alldredge opens up about her life experiences with raw honesty and vulnerability.  Heidi Alldredge recounts her battles with bullying, which led to profound emotional challenges including suicidal thoughts and depression. She reflects on the pivotal moment of her father's suicide and how it reshaped her perspective on life.  But Heidi's story isn't just about overcoming adversity; it's also about forging h ..read more
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351. Hotter Than Ever: Erin Keating's Candid Take On Career, Motherhood, And Sexting
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by Reena Friedman Watts
2w ago
Today, we invite you into the captivating world of Erin Keating, a dynamic powerhouse who has climbed the ranks from the film industry to Snapchat, where she led the charge on original mobile shows. Now, Erin is on the cusp of a new chapter, carving out her own path with her raw and honest podcast, "Hotter than Ever." In today's episode, headlined by the empathetic and probing questioning of our host, Reena Friedman Watts, alongside the sagely insights of Wayne Friedman, fondly known as "dad" or "grandpa," we dive deep into Erin's multifaceted journey. Erin bravely shares her inner turmoil ov ..read more
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350. Riffs, Relationships, and Real Talk: Amy Edwards on Pursuing Passions Post-30
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by Reena Friedman Watts
3w ago
Ever feel like it's too late to chase a dream or start over? From rockin' Austin's music scene and penning empowering books to finding love after two decades and candidly sharing her transformative journey — Amy Edward's story is a testament to the magic of reinvention at any age. Tune in to discover how to detach from outcomes, embrace new experiences, and live a life where anything's possible. Don't just dream it, be it. Subscribe to Better Call Daddy now — where amazing lives and wisdom await. Keep soaring, it’s your time to shine! Amy Edwards, 51, is the host of The Amy Edwards Show, a pod ..read more
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348. The Sound of Freedom: How Paul Hutchinson is Challenging Child Exploitation
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by Reena Friedman Watts
1M ago
How can we ensure the protection and growth of our children? Additionally, how do we break free from the cycle of repeating the same patterns over and over again, like Groundhog Day? We’ve got a superhero guest joining us, Paul Hutchinson, the Executive Producer of the impactful film The Sound of Freedom that has created a social media movement due to its critical message on child trafficking. Paul isn't just a film producer; he's been on the front lines, experiencing the dangers and challenges of over 70 undercover child rescue missions across 15 countries. He's with us today to share the inc ..read more
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346. Think Fast, Talk Smart Podcast Host and Author Matt Abrahams
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by Reena Friedman Watts
1M ago
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 ..read more
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344. Happy Ending With Jerry Springer, He Got One Too: Big Baby Zach Strenkert
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by Reena Friedman Watts
2M ago
Featured on Today, Oprah, Jerry Springer, Inside Edition, Maury, Guinness World Records, and more today's guest is Big Baby Zach Strenkert. Zach's life was one tinged with the sense of being an exhibition. From a young age, he felt the gaze of others upon him as he entered classrooms, his presence prompting teachers to invite him, often publicly, to share his experiences or insights as if he were a guest speaker rather than just another student. This constant spotlight, rather than stirring pride, evoked for Zach a comparison to a circus act—a showcase not of his choosing, but of a role thrust ..read more
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343. A Father And Son’s Guide to What the F is Next - David and Colton Chorpenning
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by Reena Friedman Watts
2M ago
Today, our hosts Reena Friedman Watts and Big Daddy Wayne Friedman are joined by a very special father-son duo, David and Colton Chorpenning, who take us deep into the world of intentional parenting and the power of breaking generational traumas. Prepare for a heartwarming journey as David shares the transformative impacts of therapy on his parenting style and Colton reflects on the unconditional love he's received, mirroring the gratitude for the cycles his father has worked hard to break. In an engaging conversation sprinkled with wisdom, we explore the profound influence of intention in our ..read more
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342. From Coast Guard to Creative Writer: Tamara Miller Davis Despite the Buzz
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by Reena Friedman Watts
2M ago
Today's episode features a remarkable guest, Tamara Miller Davis, who embodies the fusion of service, technology, and creativity. Hailing from a quaint town in rural Michigan, Tamara's upbringing without cell phones and modern tech painted a childhood rich with natural connection and simpler times. Now as a mother, veteran, indie author, and an advocate for intentional living, she shares a fascinating journey from joining the Coast Guard at 18 to becoming the accomplished writer of "Despite the Buzz." Delving into her multimedia novel, we explore how technology shapes our lives, behaviors, and ..read more
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340. From Hollywood Production to a Heartfelt Reinvention: Jonathan Bogner
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by Reena Friedman Watts
3M ago
Life can change in a flash, focus on what gives you meaning!  We are all producers of our own story. Jonathan Bogner went from selling Hollywood films to a heart transplant, a man whose resilience and reinvention offer powerful lessons on embracing life's fragility. Jonathan's journey will take us from the bustling floor of his pre-to-post-production office, housing a team of 30, through a heart-wrenching battle with English and intonation after a stroke, to the heights of E television, where he and his son's show idea comes to life, revealing years of reality show success. In a tale that ..read more
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