Past Present Podcast: The Cosby Trial, Wonder Woman, and Fidget Spinners

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In this week’s episode of Past Present, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate jury selection in the Bill Cosby trial, Wonder Woman and feminism, and the fidget spinner. The Cosby Trial In light of jury selection that has begun for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, we discussed the history of trial-by-jury. Commentators have drawn links between Cosby’s trial and the O.J. Simpson’s high-profile court case, something we discussed in Episode 25. Natalia recommended Estelle Freedman’s Redefining Rape for understanding how ideas of gender have shaped the history of sexual assault trials. Wonder Woman A new Wonder Woman movie will be released […]

How They Did It: Eddie Brill, Comedian

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi gets on the horn with teacher and comedian Eddie Brill to talk about life, loss, and his comedy career. They discuss his family, beliefs, and humor. Eddie talks about his time with Letterman, and overcoming setbacks. You should check out Eddie’s podcast, too! It’s called “The Break w/ Eddie Brill” and it’s available in all the places you find all the other podcasts. Follow him @Eddie_Brill and […]

How They Did It: Jamal Smith & Election Post-Mortum

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi welcomes back Jamal Smith to show to discuss what was going on in the room and where the end of HRC’s campaign happened. Tears were shed but an action plan is also offered. Relish the holidays, y’all. Rest up and get ready to fight back in 2017. Follow Darbi on Twitter or Facebook.  Interested in paying her to say words? Go to darbiworley.com. Thanks to Girls Like Bass for our theme music! Get their […]

How They Did It: Rob McGovern, Serial Entrepreneur and TBI Survivor

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi chats with her former boss, Rob McGovern, about his recovery from a traumatic brain injury. They also discuss Donald Trump and how he doesn’t really want to be President so we don’t have to worry about him actually winning. They were so naive. Follow Darbi on Twitter or Facebook.  Interested in paying her to say words? Go to darbiworley.com. Thanks to Girls Like Bass for our theme music! Get their album Pleasure Mystic […]

How They Did It: Michael Perron, Fitness Star Turned Pastor

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi reunites with her former fitness colleague, Michael Perron, who is now Senior Pastor at Summit Life Church in Dallas. Michael shares his story from “Abs of Steel” to drug addiction and depression that nearly drove him to suicide to pastor and church founder. They also discuss the place of LGBTQ people in the Christian church, and that got a little awkward. Enjoy. Follow Darbi on Twitter or Facebook.  Interested […]

How They Did It: Kevin Moore, Actor Turned Nurse

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi interviews actor-turned-nurse Kevin Moore about his midlife career change and how suddenly losing his mother informs his work today.  They also talk about dying and God.  It’s a good one. Follow Darbi on Twitter or Facebook.  Interested in paying her to say words?  Go to darbiworley.com. Thanks to Girls Like Bass for our theme music! Get their album Pleasure Mystic Futuristic on iTunes and everywhere digital music is downloaded.

How They Did It: Curtiss Cook of House of Cards, Counselor, and A Black Man Acting

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi talks with actor Curtiss Cook. Curtiss’ first brush with the stage was at the age of 10, and years later the acting bug was in full force when Curtiss landed the lead role in his high school performance of Carousel with the Muse Machine. This experience led to countless high school plays, a career at the famed Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and a full scholarship to Mount […]

How They Did It: Lizz Winstead of The Daily Show & Lady Parts Justice

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi talks with longtime friend and creative collaborator Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show, Lady Parts Justice) to talk comedy, life, and reproductive freedom. As a performer, Winstead brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid-morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend, Chuck D and political big brain Rachel Maddow. As co-creator […]

How They Did It: Allison Jaslow of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. In this episode, Darbi talks with Allison Jaslow, Chief of Staff of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America, about her time in the military and her current position advocating for veterans. You can support IAVA HERE. If you care about what happens to our veterans after they return from our seemingly unending wars, please consider making a donation TODAY. Follow Allison on Twitter @ahjaslow. Follow IAVA @iava. Please support their efforts. […]

How They Did It: Jamal Smith of HRC for America & Equinox

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Welcome to How They Did It: the podcast that gets you the real story behind the success. Host Darbi Worley interviews extraordinary people about this thing called life and how to do it better. This episode, Darbi discusses love, body image and politics with Jamal Smith (HRC for America, Equinox). Connect with Jamal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Next episode: Allison Jaslow, (IAVA.org)   Follow Darbi at @darbiw or Facebook.com/darbi.  Interested in paying her to say words? Go to darbiworley.com. Thanks to Girls Like Bass for our theme music! Get their latest album Pleasure Mystic Futuristic on iTunes and everywhere digital music is downloaded.