November 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
benjamin david, bridget frank, carleena angwin, chattanooga, dameon berry, fallen five, goucher college, guests, hero's journey, interviewing, interviews, interviews with exes, max baldwin, mfa, mfa nonfiction, nonfiction, our hero within, podcasting, rayna dubose, reading between the ink, shannon gilmore, sherry campbell, steven llorca, the carleena show, veronica slack, virginia tech, welcome home, writing
The Carleena Show podcast celebrates 5.5 months today, which means it's time for another installment of BEHIND THE SCENES.
In this episode, I answer listener questions, recap episodes 5-13, share how I met each guest and what broader societal questions their episode posed. I talk about my podcasting process, and mention how a mentor from Goucher College's MFA Nonfiction program helped shape my thinking.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Watch The Carleena Show on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABhTgO9DqalI21QJ9CpWUA
July 11th, 2018 | 2 hrs 53 mins
benjamin david, carleena angwin, coming of age, inspirational, memoir, mental health, mental health awareness, our hero within, personal development, prison system, self help, teen, the carleena show
My guest, Benjamin David (https://ourherowithin.com/) was sent to maximum security prison shortly after his 18th birthday. 14 years later, he sat across from me via Skype and told me he had needed it. He's not the same man today and only wishes his mom could have seen his transformation. Today, Benjamin is an author, youth mentor, and fitness entrepreneur.
The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/
[16:27] Take us back to your childhood and when things started to change for you as a teen.
[33:00] Describe the day you were sent away to Mexico.
[44:00] Are these U.S. kids? Where are they from?
[54:10] You were able to leave when you turned 18? Tell me about that day.
[1:01:06] What were your initial impressions of prison?
[1:24:00] When did you meet your mentor?
[1:45:00] Do you feel comfortable talking about your mom?
[1:57:00] Tell me about the birds that started to appear.
[2:09:00] “I thought maybe the world would give me a fresh start. That wasn’t the case.”
[2:15:00] “I face rejection and stress by stepping outside that door.”
[2:18:44] When did you decide that you wanted to write a book?
[2:35:00] I’m writing it for teens and young adults who are lost like I was. Maybe a parent or friend can show them my book before it is too late.
[2:38:00] What are your goals for the next few years?