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Season 3 Lessons Learned

What happens when belief systems, ideological worldviews, or long-held opinions you've defended as truth your entire life bump up against contradictions that prove tho...

Elizabeth Randall Hebert

Today I am going to introduce you to one of the most driven, strong women I have ever met: Elizabeth Randall Hebert. As you will learn from her story, she is factually...

Sithy Bin

It's not everyday you meet incredibly happy, optimistic, loving people who actively live what they believe...but today is your lucky day. Sithy Bin came to the US as a...

David Shirley

The young David Shirley - before his transformation - is a person you love to hate. You are not cheering for him; you are actually glad he ends up behind bars and hop...

Laura Hernandez

The story of Laura Hernandez is a hard one to hear. She is the survivor of every type of abuse you can imagine. Living in a nightmare is the best way to describe Laura...

Andy Lopez

This is a compelling story you won't soon forget. Andy Lopez grew up in New York City as a first generation American from a tight-knit Dominican Republic family. He ad...

Darlene Luca

My guest today is Darlene Luca. Not only is she the Southern California Career & Re-entry Program Manager for Defy Ventures, she also has 3 years of incarceration ...

Nhut Thanh Vo

Today you will meet Nhut Thanh Vo from Westminster, CA . He is a dog trainer, mural and portrait painter, tattoo artist, and devout Buddist. After meeting him it is un...

Melissa O'Dell

Today I am visiting with Melissa O’Dell, the Executive Director of Defy Ventures Illinois. Melissa has been on the Defy Ventures team for the past six years, most rece...

Jose Vargas

When you grow up with domestic violence, housing instability, and no parental direction how do you have the tools to be a healthy, functioning, contributing member of ...

Bertrone Pitts Sr.

As a "white collar" criminal, Mr. Bertrone Pitts, Sr. speaks to us today of the moral ambiguity and misguided belief that convinced him that his crimes were harmless b...

Kathy Heinzel

Kathy Heinzel is somebody we all need to meet. She is like your sweet sister, nice next door neighbor, or concerned co-worker. She grew up in Minnesota with practical ...

Gilian Villatoro

Gilian Villatoro is my conversation partner today. He was born into a family that migrated to the US from Central America before he was even born. His educated father ...

Casey David

Today I am honored to introduce you to Casey David, an aspiring film director as well as a self defense instructor from Los Angeles, CA. He has been given a second cha...

Sandy Rodriguez

Today you will meet Sandy Rodriguez who is the Sr. Manager of Prison Programs for Defy Ventures. She oversees the in-prison programs at six correctional institutions i...

Erik Andersson

My guest today is Erik Andersson from Los Angeles, CA . Erik breaks every mold. He doesn't fit any stereotype you think he should. He's a muscular, athletic guy who h...

Chris Johnson

I am so excited to introduce you to Chris Johnson. His narrative is filled with incredible self-reflection and awareness of who he was vs who he is. He speaks with a d...

Quan Huynh

My guest today is Quan Huynh. He has been described as a mighty warrior, a magician, and a mountain of goodness. He is the bestselling author of "Sparrow in the Razor ...

Welcome to Season 3 - Life After Prison

Welcome to Season 3 of Gramercy. This season you will get the privilege of meeting the formerly incarcerated and those who mentor, employ, and restore hope into their ...

Lessons From Season Two

It's that time again. Time to reflect about what we've learned and where we go from here. I have so far to go...but, thankfully this is a journey and I'm on the path f...

Tiara M. Tucker, M.S

In today's episode you will meet Tiara Tucker from Dallas, TX. This dynamic woman is a public relations and communications strategist, social justice activist, mental ...

Corey Hutchins

You guys! You are never going to believe who you get to meet today! My guest this week is famous for his skill. He is a professional tap dancer, native of Manchester, ...

Joshua Williams

Josh Williams is a film-maker, producer, and podcaster originally from Virginia Beach, VA. He is also probably the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He is an extremely outg...

JaQuintin Means

JaQuintin is a lover of history, philosophy, and symbolism. His life is a witness to the alchemy of all three. He truly believes that we can break the bonds of mental...

Chalmer Williams

My guest today is Chalmer Willimas who joins us from Austin, TX. Chalmer is living his best life! He's a stay at home dad who encourages other dad's by sharing the cha...

J. Kevin Powell

I am honored to introduce Mr. J. Kevin Powell to you today. He's one of those rare people who actually lives what he believes. Kevin is a graduate of Howard University...

Dr. Meredith Watson

We are about to get schooled by my guest today. Dr. Meredith Watson is a Psychoneuroimmunology Pharmacological Therapist. She has such a beautiful and empathetic soul ...

Greg Goods

My guest today is Greg Goods, a senior at the University of Houston who will be graduating this May with a broadcast journalism degree. Our conversation was so eclect...

Captain Harold McGhee

My guest today is Captain Harold McGhee. Harold blends his love for activism, family, humor, and Jesus into his speaking, writing, and training. His resources as an au...

Janice Bonsu

My guest today is the soon-to-be medical doctor, Janice Bonsu. She is the embodiment of light and joy. Janice was raised by parents who were immigrants from Ghana livi...

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