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2020 is stacking up to be an unprecedented year. It’s time for some inspiring people to take us to some inspiring places with the best podcasts 2020.
Looking to find your post-quarantine mojo and get fully inspired? Listen to these interviews with impressive people who are literally changing the world—for the best. From the fashion industry to global yoga perspectives to the world of medical advances to changing our world through immunity-boosting plant-based diets, the movers are here.
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CHRISSY SAYARE – credit To Be Continued
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“From an early age, I obsessively studied the pages of Seventeen Magazine fantasizing about the fashion and the life it brought with it. As a college student in NYC and Paris, examining the store windows of Fifth Avenue in NYC and Avenue Montaigne in Paris became as much of a daily priority as my course work in classic literature. I’ve been hooked on fashion and the self-empowerment it brings with it ever since—as she talked about it on our best podcasts 2020
I was born in a working-class town outside of Boston and was raised by traditional Greek parents who always made me feel like the world was mine to conquer. I knew I needed to be educated and earned multiple degrees at New York University and Babson College. I knew I needed to work hard and honed my skills as an entrepreneur by starting and building multiple businesses. The biggest lesson was the realization that how I dressed was an important arsenal when it came to building the life I dreamed of.
As a life-long fashion lover, entrepreneur and dreamer, I set out to create a new concept in traditional consignment shopping where designer fashion is sourced from the best of the past to collections from the most exciting emerging designers on the fashion scene, all sourced from all corners of the globe and offered at discounted prices.
Almost six years after opening the first location, our brand, TBC Consignment, boasts on one of the best podcasts 2020 four locations with two in Scottsdale, one in Dallas and a fourth on famed Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles. My personal mantras and advice to clients are: Dress for the life you want, take some risks, think outside of the box, have the courage to be different and buy it when you see it!
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DR. WAYNE FRANKLIN
Dr. Wayne Franklin, Phoenix Children’s Hospital | A Heart for Kids
Dr. Wayne Franklin is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and UCLA School of Medicine. He did his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University, where he first was exposed to Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD).
He then did two simultaneous fellowships in adult cardiology and pediatric cardiology at St. Luke’s/Texas Heart Institute and at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)/Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) in Houston. In 2004, he founded the Texas Adult Congenital Heart Program, where he has served as Director from 2004-2018.
In 2013, he was appointed Chief of Cardiology at the TCH Pavilion for Women, where he directed the clinical and administrative cardiovascular service lines, a great story line for one of the best podcasts 2020. In September of 2017, he was selected as Head of the Department Adult Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital and Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Pediatrics. He is also the recipient of two prestigious Fulbright and Jaworski Awards of BCM Faculty Excellence, one in Teaching and one in Educational Leadership.
He came to Phoenix in 2018 to join Phoenix Children’s Hospital as the Co-Director of the Heart Center (the beneficiary of ICONIC HAUS), the Director of the ACHD Program, and Chair of the Department of Adult Medicine.
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Livia Hooson is the Features Editor for ICONIC LIFE, covering global subjects across industries while traveling and living in Latin America. She is also a certified yoga teacher, leading students in Hatha yoga classes in such diverse locales as Ecuador and Costa Rica. Her international perspective and awareness of living mindfully have empowered her to share compelling stories about thought-leaders, innovative brands and exceptional destinations with her audience—on the page and on the mat, and on the best podcasts 2020.
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Chef Ed Harris
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We interviewed Chef Ed Harris on one of the best podcasts 2020, and he is originally from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He was exposed to various culinary experiences prior to his family moving to Brooklyn NY. After graduating high school, he studied culinary arts at the Art Institute of New York City. When his career landed him at Buddakan restaurant in NYC he developed a passion for Asian cuisine.
During his five years there he trained with a master dim sum chef and perfected the art of cooking dumpling as well as making Asian sauces and fried rice. He was a junior sous-chef at Buddakan in 2010 when he was invited to compete on the Food Network’s hit cooking show, “Chopped.” After winning Season 4 of Chopped, many doors for Chef Ed, including a chance to compete on “Iron Chef International.”
Chef Ed Harris moved to Atlanta in 2012 and as he told us on one of the best podcasts 2020, he started his own consulting firm “Chef Life Consulting.” Through his company he does private in-home dinners and restaurant consulting to train staff and update menus.
He also has monthly pop up dinner under the name “Oriyaky,” which is spin on his wife’s name and an ode to his love for Asian cuisine. These dinners appeal to those who would like to have personal interaction with a chef, creative menus and interesting dining companions.
Here are some of my podcasting friends who I have not only interviewed, but they are on my playlist as some of the best podcasts 2020—you may want to become a subscriber, too.