Episode Archive

37 episodes of The Carleena Show since the first episode, which aired on June 2nd, 2018.

  • Police Social Worker with Bloomington Indiana Police Department: Melissa Stone

    March 1st, 2020  |  56 mins 34 secs
    bloomington indiana, bloomington police department, hostage negotiations, indiana, melissa stone, mental health, police social worker, social worker

    Melissa Stone is a Police Social Worker with Bloomington Indiana's Police Department. Melissa and I discuss: why her department created this new program, the types of calls she responds to, how she interacts with people in crisis, law enforcement mental health, hostage negotiations, her unique role growing up in a working-class home, her decision to become a social worker, and advice she gives other police departments considering a police social worker program.

    If you enjoy this episode, you may like previous episodes where I interviewed a first responder, funeral director, forest ranger, working dog trainer, and many other guests with hands-on or misunderstood professions that help shed light on the human experience.

  • ProjectCiv: Promoting Civil Political Discourse In High School with Librarian Amanda Smithfield

    February 7th, 2020  |  49 mins 13 secs
    amanda smithfield, better angels, civility movement, hume-fogg academic magnet school, nashville, projectciv, tennessee

    How do you engage teens in civil political discourse? One librarian in Nashville created a program called ProjectCiv, which seeks to promote monthly discussions between high school Republicans and Democrats. Amanda Williams Smithfield joins me on the podcast to discuss her work.

    The Carleena Show is hosted by Carleena Angwin--a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Visit the website and connect https://carleena.fireside.fm/.

  • Mindfulness Intervention in the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Tamiko Webb

    February 2nd, 2020  |  51 mins 16 secs
    cognitive distortions, counseling psychology, davidson county sheriff’s office, depression, dr. tamiko webb, mindfulness, nashville day reporting center, self-esteem, tamiko webb, trevecca nazarene university

    Dr. Tamiko Webb discusses mindfulness interventions in the criminal justice system, counseling inmates in a maximum-security prison, the de-institutionalized movement of the mid-century, and reentry programs. Dr. Webb received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Counseling, Teaching, and Supervision at Trevecca Nazarene University.

    Visit The Carleena Show website and connect https://carleena.fireside.fm/

  • Svitlana Zavialova: Wu Woman & Kung Fu Visionary

    December 10th, 2019  |  30 mins 37 secs
    china, kung fu, martial arts, martial movement, svitlana zavialova, the carleena show, ukraine, wu woman

    My guest today is Kung Fu Visionary, Svitlana Zavialova. Born in Post Soviet Crimea, Svitlana moved to China in her early twenties to pursue Chinese traditional martial arts. She later transcended her performance style into a new form of movement storytelling. Svitlana is the founder of the Wu Woman Martial Movement style (the fusion of traditional Kung Fu and Futuristic Dance), an Actor and Entrepreneur. Discover Svitlana’s martial movement and Cognitive Kung Fu Experience from her website: http://www.svitlanazavialova.com/

    The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

  • Corbin Cabrera: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Legacy Mentor

    September 21st, 2019  |  45 mins 36 secs
    afghanistan, army, carleena angwin, corbin cabrera, gold star, good grief camp, grief, mentor, military, taps, texas a&m, the carleena show, tragedy assistance program for survivors

    When Corbin Cabrera was 13 years old, his father--Army Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera--was killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2011. Two years later, Corbin discovered a program that connected other children who lost a parent in combat or the war at home. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good Grief Camp meets in DC each Memorial Day weekend and helps kids of the fallen connect, process their grief, and have fun together. A couple years later, Corbin would became a legacy mentor with TAPS and start mentoring a little girl and her sister. Corbin is a senior at Texas A&M University.

    Visit The Carleena Show website for a full list of episodes. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

  • Remi Adeleke: TRANSFORMED: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds

    August 6th, 2019  |  52 mins 46 secs
    bronx, carleena angwin, chicago, compton, human intelligence, mentor, navy, navy seals, nigeria, remi adeleke, the carleena show, transformed, veteran, writing

    Remi Adeleke is the author of TRANSFORMED: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds. Today on the show, Remi shares who he wrote the book for and why he decided to write the book himself and not use a ghostwriter. We talk about his time as a Navy SEAL, working in human intelligence and how he learned to listen and find common ground with informants. I ask him what it’s like to be a lead consultant on the forthcoming Netflix film, 6 Underground and if he could offer youth insight on ways to find meaning and purpose in their lives.
    The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

    Connect with Remi Adeleke and purchase his book TRANSFORMED: https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/transformed/

  • Making A Living at the World Series of Poker: Bret Atiyeh

    July 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    black friday, bret atiyeh, human behavior, online poker, poker, regulation, tracking software, world series of poker

    Bret Atiyeh left his corporate job with a 401K and benefits to pursue his dream as a professional poker player. Bret shares that journey with us and sheds light on many poker-related misconceptions. We discuss online poker regulation, tracking software, competing in the World Series of Poker, amateurs who give up too much information at the poker table, women’s only poker tournaments (and the men who insist on entering). Bret answers listener questions about human behavior and gives advice to those thinking about leaving their day job to pursue poker full time.

    This episode is a part of a series of hands-on professions that shed light on human behavior. Other guests on this podcast include a military dog trainer, an outdoor survivalist leader, a spiritual counselor, first responder, and a funeral director, among others. Visit The Carleena Show website for a full list of episodes. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

  • From Communist Hungary to Practical Spirituality in Canada: Jaya Friesen

    July 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins
    baba muktananda, budapest, carleena angwin, communism, communist, eckhart tolle, gypsy, hungarian revolution, hungarian uprising, hungary, jaya friesen, siddha yoga, spiritual counselor, spiritual healing center, the carleena show, ussr, vancouver, warsaw

    Jaya was six years old when she sat on her father's shoulders and watched Soviet tanks invade her city. After World War Two, Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union and a Communist government was established. Soon after the 1956 uprising, Jaya's father put on a packsack and walked away from the family, destined for Canada. He hoped the family would follow. Ten years later, Jaya signed away her Hungarian citizenship and traveled alone to Canada, in search of the man she loved and missed so dearly. Moments after reuniting with her father, she knew she regretted her decision. But she couldn't go back.

    Flash forward many years, Jaya would encounter guides and healers, Eckhart Tolle among them, who helped her find peace and healing. They all made the same prediction. "They will come, Jaya." And they did. People started arriving at her home and asked for help in changing their lives. Jaya planned to counsel people for a few months, but as more and more people arrived, her unique spiritual counseling business has flourished for over twenty years now. Connect with Jaya: http://jaiapracticalspirituality.com/home/.

  • At Ease, Soldier: A Vietnam Veteran uses Death with Dignity: Juanita Ramsey-Jevne

    June 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    carleena angwin, death with dignity, hospice, juanita ramsey-jevne, marine corps, marines, prostate cancer, raising arizona, the carleena show, vietnam veteran, vietnam war

    When Juanita Ramsey met her future husband in 1986, the Vietnam War was to her long over. She soon learned that to marry a soldier was to marry his war. Bill Jevne served as a Marine Corps platoon commander in Vietnam. The memories were burned in his mind. The poison of Agent Orange had colonized his cells.

    When his prostate cancer became terminal, he used the Death with Dignity option. "Our first date began with a story of these young men getting killed. And our last hours ended with him, still a platoon commander, calling his remaining members and telling them: 'I'm going to be dying in about an hour, and I want to say goodbye to you.'"

    Juanita Ramsey-Jevne now gives workshops on end-of-life options, embracing death to enhance life, grieving, and writing.

  • Luke Smithwick: Himalaya Alpine Guides

    May 7th, 2019  |  52 mins 40 secs
    alaska, carleena angwin, expeditions, first ascents, free ski, himalaya, himalaya alpine guides, himalayas, india, luke smithwick, mountain guide, mountaineering, nepal, pakistan, rocky mountains, skiing, the carleena show

    Luke Smithwick has been a mountain guide for over twenty years, leading people on exploratory expeditions in Nepal, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains. In 2012, Luke founded Himalaya Alpine Guides (himalaya-alpine.com), a brand focused on the unexplored, unclimbed and unskied terrain globally. In November 2018 Luke completed his 68th Himalayan expedition. Today on the show, I ask Luke how he has changed as a person over the course of his career.

  • Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) Instructor: Laurel Holding

    April 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    backcountry, boulder outdoor survival school, carleena angwin, daylesford organic farm shop of london, dąbrowski, harvard university, laurel holding, man’s search for meaning, the carleena show, theory of positive disintegration, viktor frankl

    Laurel Holding is the Director of Program Development at Boulder Outdoor Survival School, where she has been guiding extended backcountry expeditions and teaching primitive and traditional living skills for 20 years. Connect with Laurel and BOSS: https://www.boss-inc.com/staff/laurel-holding/

    The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

  • Anthony Kane: Eulogizing a Career in Death Care

    April 16th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 secs
    anthony kane, carleena angwin, death care, embalming, funeral, funeral director, mortality, ptsd, the carleena show

    Anthony Kane is a licensed funeral director and death expert based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today on the show, Anthony discusses the changing funeral industry, the families and funerals he thinks about years later, PTSD in the funeral business, and his evolving perspectives on embalming. This is a fascinating discussion and we decided to record a Part Two soon. Stay tuned and send me any questions you have for Anthony. Visit the Contact page on my website https://carleena.net/ .

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