“I Thought You Were a Woman”

Faith G. Taylor is a transgender woman who is also a well-known drag-queen in Jacksonville, FL. We talk about the life of a transgender person, black market plastic surgery and the difference between ignorance and stupidity. We also share the funny story on how we met.

She can be found on Instagram at Faithgtaylor and Facebook at Faith G. Taylor.

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Redefining a Gentleman

Trae McAbee is a truly accomplished man. He was a Certified Public Accountant, Coach for the Special Olympics and a Secret Service agent. Trae opens up about his life and his hardships as we talk in depth about masculinity, hardships and the tragedy of divorce. He also started a company called the Standard Gentleman which you can visit at www.standardgentlemen.com.

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Lee Giat, A Space Oddity

Lee Giat is a University of North Florida student double majoring in Astrophysics and Communications. He is also: an astronomer, a broadcast journalist, a licensed pilot and a winner of the #StudentAstrounaut Contest. Where he went to Star City, Russia to partake in cosmonaut training. Also, he is only 20 years old. I greatly enjoyed this interview with a future Space Man as we talked about Back to the Future, Space Travel and philosophy.

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Overcoming Rape

Sarah (her alias) is a horseback riding instructor, wife; mother and a lover of pet fish and obviously, horses. She is also a rape survivor. Sarah bravely tells her story in the hopes that it can help girls and women overcome this heinous crime. This is a delicate topic and I ask you to please be mindful and respectful of her story.

P.S. We recorded outside on Sarah's patio. Please forgive the cicadas singing in the background.

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A Motorcyclist with a Dream

Kurt Lynch is the owner of Lynch’s Cycles in Atlantic Beach, FL. He is about to make his dream of turning his motorcycle shop into an awesome retro-motorcycle themed bar/restaurant/venue. A much-needed unique place to drink & eat in Jacksonville. On top of that, he has lived a truly interesting life. He was a Motocross competitor in his youth, a mechanic, artist; business owner, father and grandfather. Sage would be the word I would use to describe this interview because he has a lot to offer to people for those who listen to his story.

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A Day in the Life of a Homeless Woman

Ms. Chandra is a homeless woman in Jacksonville who opens up about living on the streets. The making of this episode also involved the police who thought I was either a serial killer picking up a homeless woman or a pornographer making hobo porn. Either way, please listen to her story and try to understand that most homeless people are not losers but most suffer from a severe mental illness or are escaping a terrible situation. 

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Two Ex-Cops Sharing Stories and a Bowl

WARNING: THIS EPISODE IS GRAPHIC

Christopher (alias) is a former Police Officer and U.S. Army Soldier who worked with me in the same police precinct. We talked about the good times, the bad and the nightmarish times of being a cop and the life after you stop doing that type of work. We also talk about how we dealt with trauma we encounter and how it still affects us. Also, we smoked a some pot and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Let's Talk About Sex, Doc

Ms. Ieshai T. Bailey, CMHC, LMHC, CST; is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant, a Doctoral Candidate and a Licensed Sex Therapist in Florida. So, she's freaking legit. She specializes in providing therapy to people with intimacy issues, members of the LGBT community, BDSM, and other sex related issues. We talk about why sex is important and why it shouldn't be...taboo. I also share some awkward stories.

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I make $350 an Hour, I’m a Prostitute

She makes $5.83 a minute. Ms. Sasha Benjamin (her alias) is a fascinating woman who definitely lived A Taboo Life. We discuss the moral, business, legal and economic aspects of her life as a prostitute. In addition to the rewards…and the risks of her profession. This episode is definitely an insightful episode, which I ask you to suspend your preconceptions and just listen to her story.

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Who Needs College When You Have YouTube

A extremely entertaining story of how Crystal Bui lied about her education to get a job in a accounting-tech firm but used YouTube to teach herself how to effectively do accounting. Not ruining the story, but it's interesting about the value of a 4 year degree versus someone with determination and the discipline to teach herself. Other stories she tells is how she coped with an unstable family and the funny way she met her Scottish boyfriend.

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A Former Cop, a Former Soldier and a Bowl of Marijuana

A Drunk and Stoned edition of the podcast, where we obviously get drunk and stoned as we talk our parallel experiences when it came to his military career and my law enforcement days. Among funny stories we also talk about our dealings with mental illness and how we found ways to better understand it and cope with it. 

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When Your Heart Suddenly Stops

A Florida man who is either extremely lucky or was granted a miracle, J.R. Bourne is a survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest when an incredible turn of events saved his life. He faced death and is now living with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) implanted in his chest, J.R. became has become an advocate for people learning CPR and getting AED’s (Automated External Defibrillators) into the Jacksonville Community. A big shout out for this episode to the Jacksonville Beach Volunteer Life Saving Corps for saving J.R. Bournes’ Life.

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Surviving Lupus

Rebecca Swan, a constant fighter against the horrific disease of Systemic Lupus Erythematous, she has nearly died 3 times, almost lost her leg and is on chemo to keep living. Despite her deadly disease, she has lived a long and fulfilling life. From being an EMT to raising a wonderful family, her interview will inspire anyone who is fighting against Lupus.

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