Living the Dream with Curveball show

Living the Dream with Curveball

Summary: On the living the dream with curveball podcast I interview guests that teach, motivate, and inspire others. On every episode I interview ordinary people telling extordinary stories about how they contribute to the world to try and make life better for others. I interview a wide range of indivisuals such as authors, singers, actors, athletes, coaches, Etc. When you listen to living the dream with curveball prepare to be motivated and inspired to stop at nothing to achieve your dreams.


 living the dream with horror author and artist James Flynn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1236

James Flynn’s artwork has taken on many forms over the years. As a child he enjoyed drawing faces, and although this particular pleasure would return later in life, his teenage years led him into a very different corner of the art world. During the late 1990’s James got lured into the thriving London graffiti scene. This huge art movement, which had spread out from New York in the 1980’s, completely engulfed him and changed his life. His childhood portraits gave way to edgy, letter-based designs, and spray paint became his preferred medium. Getting his artwork up across the walls and train lines of London was the only thing that mattered to him for many years, spurring on a new stage of his artistic evolution, but his participation in this underground scene could not last forever. Graffiti was turning him into a criminal, and after a few brushes with the law (as well as brushes with death whilst walking along busy train tracks at night) he decided to turn his attention back to traditional and safer forms of art. After focusing on letter-based designs for so long he was craving the more intricate nature of portraiture once again, and in his early twenties he began creating a new body of work. Combining all of his learned methods into one, he developed his style and execution in a big way. From around 2008 to 2016 James produced countless portraits, and even began to branch out into figurative work. This was an immensely creative time for him, but another evolutionary step was about to take place. With so many ideas running through his head, James began to feel frustrated by the limitations of visual art. He had so many visions that he wanted to portray, so many things that he wanted to express, but the medium he was using simply wouldn’t allow it. It was during this creative crisis that he decided to start writing. As James recalls: ‘Visual art can portray a hell of a lot, anyone who’s ever “lost themselves” in a painting can definitely vouch for that, but it still has less dimensions than writing. My creative streak was on overdrive and I needed an outlet for it, I needed a way to express it, and a book seemed like the only way to do it.’ His debut novel was published in early 2017, and at the time it was his biggest ever artistic pursuit. Conservation, a work of SF horror, contains James Flynn’s own blood, sweat and tears, and the book also symbolises the broadening of his artistic passion. Conservation changed the direction of James’s art, and it led him to create and publish several more books. James Flynn grew up in Kent, England.His ultimate dream as an author is to cause a reader to be confined to a mental institution and sectioned under the mental health act after reading one of his stories, although he admits that this is a bit optimistic.James's work has appeared in Black Petals Magazine, Yellow Mama Magazine, The Scare Room Podcast, Weird Mask Magazine, and the short story anthology Local

 living the dream with singer/songwriter holly nicole combs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1334

Holly Nicole Combs is a singer/songwriter that currently lives in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She has won an World Songwriting Award for her song "#Hashtag" which is a social commentary about modern society. In addition, Holly was also named the 2019 Female Artist of the Year by Music Mafia Radio. Holly began songwriting as a child but did not begin taking it seriously until after a traumatic divorce and the subsequent death of her father. With the help of her producer, Ben Travis, Holly created her album Confessions from a Bathroom: Happiness is One Flush Away which was her way of processing those events. Her follow-up album Narcissist with a Cause discusses multiple observations she made about society in trying to even get my album heard. On this album, Holly collaborated with Lance Turner on the song "Narcissist with a Cause" and Carl Ludders on the song "Text me if you Can".

 living the dream with travel expert and co-founder of Yampu Tours Monica Irauzqui | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2548

Monica Irauzqui is a New York Times Speaker and Corporate Trainer on Travel. Monica spends her time Traveling worldwide visiting thousands of hotels, eco-resorts, tented camps, planning cruises, adventure tours, family experiences, and luxury trips. Yampu Tours Has a vetted network of staff and expert guides that continue to create and lead guided tours that shepherd travelers to the region’s well-known attractions and hidden treasures on exciting customized programs. Monica and her team will personalize any trip to meet the special interests of her clients. Yampu continually seeks out new experiences and crafts new tours based on the expertise of our ground agents, native guides and Monica's own adventures. From spiritual quests led by Andean shamans to tasting tours of Argentina’s Mendoza wine region to up-close encounters with the people, nature and wildlife of the Africa. Monica’s’ think outside the box‘ attitude allows her to design a wealth of carefully crafted, life-enriching experiences as well as special interests such as history and culture, adventure, spas yoga, volunteer travel and give back, family fun or a honeymoon. If you would like to plan the trip of a life time contact Monica and her staff at WWW.YAMPU.COM

 Living the dream with author, speaker, and pornography addiction expert Joshua Shea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3653

Joshua Shea is a former pornography addict-turned-expert on a mission to get the world talking about pornography addiction, and the potential ramifications being a porn addict can cause. He's given a TED Talk, and written three books on the subject.His latest book, Porn and the Pandemic: How Three Months in 2020 Changed Everything was released in July 2020. It looks at how the world of online pornography changed overnight during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak with analysis and interviews from current and former pornography addicts, "cam models" who use sites like Chaturbate and OnlyFans, and a bevy of mental health and addiction professionals. Online pornography exploded during the pandemic right under most people's noses.He is also the author of The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships (2018), a memoir about his descent during the final days of his addiction and He’s a Porn Addict…Now What? (2019) written for female partners of male porn addicts who are grappling with the revelation their loved one is an addict. It was co-written with Tony Overbay, LMFTShea has given more interviews about pornography addiction than anybody on this planet since 2018. He has appeared on over 200 podcasts, television and radio shows using his personal story to promote the ideas that porn addiction spans all demographics and those with a problem should seek help before it’s too late, as it became in his case.Prior to admitting his addiction, Joshua was a prominent magazine publisher, award-winning journalist, film festival founder and politician in central Maine. In 2017, Joshua launched He has also contributed articles about recovery to and Recovery Today magazine and has developed and presented a porn addiction lecture for churches, libraries and other groups. Shea will be giving his first TEDx Talk in December 2020.Sober since early 2014, Joshua still lives in Central Maine with his wife and two children. If you or someone you know needs resources about pornography addiction visit

 living the dream with author, speaker, and founder of oasis focus Dr. Feyi Obamehinti | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2296

Feyi Obamehinti is an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She is a wife, mother, speaker and author. She is also the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Oasis Focus Inc., and regularly hosts “Oasis Connection”, a Christian TV show she co-hosts with her husband on different TV networks. She also co-host Oasis of Hope podcast giving people hope through answers to life questions. She is the founder of the Wellness Project where she helps people find hope again after trauma and thrive. ​Feyi was born in Phoenix, AZ to Nigerian parents and grew up in Nigeria with her paternal grandparents. She currently lives in Texas with her husband and her 3 adult daughters live in different parts of the world. You can check out all that Doctor Feyi is doing to provide hope at

 living the dream with professional writer, speaker, author, and poet Steve Vincent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1684

As a professional writer, teacher, spiritual coach, poet and author, Steve Vincent brings more than 33 years of experience to the table to help others overcome their challenges and live their dharma.Steve is a public speaker, workshop facilitator and creator of Pendragon Men's Circle and Copywriters' Escape Room support programs. A lover of sunsets, his search for the truth of our human existence has stretched from the sands of the Sunshine Coast to the hot springs of New Zealand, to the Peruvian Amazon for ayahuasca ceremonies, and has included many an energetic healing online and in person, and long hours alone pondering the meaning of life.Originally a high school teacher, faculty head and vice principal then freelance journalist, copywriter, writing coach and marketing consultant, Steve's journey inwards via his new book “Finding You” has unlocked the pain of the human experience, which emerges in his words that are said to move women to tears and make men squirm.Steve has spoken to audiences as large as 1500 and have coached groups of all ages and sizes. Steve has appeared on a weekly international spiritual broadcast and contributes to several weekly self-improvement movements. A father of 4 now adult children, Steve lives on the sub-tropical Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia and when not writing and mentoring others, can be found at one of the beautiful local beaches communing with Mother Earth or gazing out to

 living the dream with erotica author Lauren Tallman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1685

Lauren Tallman lived in six cities, in four countries.She was arrested in New York for protesting against an intolerable situation.She rode camels in the desert.Lauren acted as a go-between with a Russian anti-KBG agent and an Israeli counterpart.She speaks three languages fluently and knows enough of a fourth to get her in trouble.Lauren Tallman is an author.She wouldn’t change a single thing that happened in her life. Currently a resident of Las Vegas, author Lauren Tallman has an international background. Born in Lithuania, came to America via Italy, resided in Israel for over thirty years, and landed in Las Vegas in 2006.For several years, Lauren was a member of a writing group in Israel where she received constructive critique and advice from international writers.She is a member of the Henderson Writers Group since 2009.Lauren founded the Erotic Writers Group of Las Vegas in 2014. She still has time to lecture about keeping affairs secret, while speaking on podcasts. Her book How To Have An Affair And Not Get Caught went worldwide and relaunched in 2020. Lauren unleashed the erotic Harem of the Dragon in 2020 which received vast praiseTaste the Kiss Feel the Fire, Lauren’s erotica group’s anthology, was released in October 2021.She is presently working on the upcoming erotic novel The Erotic Tales of Renni. You can check Lauren out on the web at

 living the dream with hiphop artist and CEO of Swervnation dreadrock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 797

Dreadrock is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, businessman, and record producer. Born and raised on the westside of Chicago, Dreadrock first started his musical career in 2011 recording himself off the iPhone, as an outlet to voice his emotions, overcoming emotional trauma from the streets. You can check out all of dreadrocks music along with his artists at

 living the dream with music journalist, mental health advocate for musicians, and podcast host Mari Fong | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1905

Mental Health Advocate for Musicians, Host of CHECK YOUR HEAD: Mental Help for Musicians Podcast, Music Journalist. Mari Fong is Executive Producer and Host of the CHECK YOUR HEAD Podcast. A music journalist for 20+ years, Fong has interviewed and covered a variety of musicians including Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, The White Stripes, The Strokes, Green Day, System of A Down, and David Bowie. Fong is a certified Life Coach for Musicians with over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry. She was featured on Today, I'm Brave, a nonprofit that spotlights extraordinary people making brave, positive changes. Fong was also Executive Producer on the Sirius XM radio show, “The Inner Circle with Neil Strauss.” Check out the check your head podcast at

 Living the dream with the author of deeply defined Janey Pitts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 903

Janey has a journalism degree from Samford University and a Masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has served on church staffs for over fifteen years, and is the author of Deeply Defined: Understanding Who You Are in Christ. Her book, Deeply Defined, takes words Christians use all the time but can't really explain (grace, mercy, holiness, etc.), and lays them out in entertaining and easy to understand bites. Deeply Defined uses the Bible's original languages, along with Biblical culture, to help people go deep into God's word without feeling intimidated. It then helps the reader apply these concepts to deeply define their lives in Christ. The words you will learn in Deeply Defined will take your worship, prayer, and Bible reading to a whole new level. You can invite Janey to speak an check out all the things she is up to by visiting her website at

 living the dream with creator and CEO of TAMAA Industries and DRH consulting Studd Da Kid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1073

Known for thinking outside the box, Studd Da Kidd has created a series of creative endeavors to serve the art community. TAMA Industries, is headquartered out of the recently purchased office space at the Century Building in San Antonio, Texas and also houses DRH consulting and the home base for Exposure Explosive Festival, a weekly mix of entertainment, interactive media, and small business marketing that will take place in different cities and states delivering a medium for creatives to present their creativity in an inviting and intriguing setting.Destined to become the next sought-after entrepreneur in creative business and community development, Studd Da Kidd is on track to be a force of nature for future visionaries and their projects.Studd Da Kidd hails from San Antonio, Texas. She has embraced music and the creative industry as an innovator and entrepreneur while endlessly enlarging her business blueprint. Studd's vision and intellect will command your attention and expand artist brands. If you are an artist looking to get exposure you can contact DRh Consulting for mor information. They are located in San Antonio, TX · In Century Building · and the phone number is 210) 375-6602 or send an e-mail to

 living the dream with author, actor, and actor coach billie shepard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1700

BILLIE SHEPARDIntroductionBillie delivers a coaching experience that transforms how an actor acts and business people communicate. Clients have said, “It seems she has a mysterious or supernatural power that influences the creativity, confidence and best abilities of a speaker or performer. What Billie does is magical.”Billie has been a professional actor for over forty years, appearing in lead roles in Equity productions, featured television appearances and numerous national and regional commercials. An acting coach for decades, she founded two acting academies and five acting workshops in four states. Billie has produced and hosted guest-artist workshops including such notable instructors as Academy Award winner, Alan Arkin.Twenty years ago Billie had an idea. She founded Billie Shepard & Associates, leveraging her acting experience and unique training methods into the business arena; transforming corporate speakers into influential leaders. Her clients include Facebook, Uber, Intuit, Rackspace, as well as many financial and medical research companies. This March Billie had another idea! She merged her presentation-training methods with the virtual needs of our times and created a powerful blend of the two; training business people how to enhance their VIRTUAL presentation and leadership skills.Her book: The Billie Shepard Presentation Method, describing her methods, and participant breakthrough stories of success, recently launched on Amazon. Billie is a Dean’s Scholar with a BA in Creative Arts and Masters in Theatre Arts from San Jose State University. BILLIE’S WEBSITE: WWW.BILLIESHEPARD.COM

 living the dream with award winning singer/songwriter eliot popkin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1042

ELIOT POPKIN Author of Circle: Letters to My Younger Self Eliot Popkin is an award-winning singer-songwriter, a business and personal development coach, and the author of Circle: Letters to My Younger Self. In addition to his own songs, he has written music for film, television, commercials, and other artists. However, despite this success, life hasn't always been easy for Eliot. As a survivor of child abuse, he had to overcome a great deal and rediscover himself several times in order to become the man he is today. Now, Eliot is channeling the wisdom he has gained into his memoir, Circle. Eliot takes readers on a journey from his boyhood as an abused, unhappy, frightened child to adulthood, where he learned to recognize, honor, and trust all the gifts life has bestowed on him. A beautiful memoir which inspires readers on their journey of self-discovery, growth and forgiveness, Circle is for everyone who has a dream, anyone who ever felt too afraid to step out on faith and execute a passion in life, and anyone who was too reserved to share their gifts with the world. SUGGESTED INTRODUCTION Today's guest, Eliot Popkin, is the multifaceted author behind Circle: Letters to My Younger Self. Eliot is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has overcome many obstacles to find success. He is a fighter who loves and enjoys the simple beauties in life: a good laugh, a good cry, awesome food, the setting of the sun and the rising of a new day three thousand miles away. All of these components are included in his new coming-of-age memoir, Circle: Letters to My Younger Self. Welcome to the show, Eliot! INTERVIEW TOPICS ⦁ Making peace with your past ⦁ Breaking free and welcoming more freedom ⦁ Welcoming more abundance and happiness ⦁ The benefit of writing letters to your younger self ⦁ Saying "No" to being best friends with mediocrity Finding "rouseII Making Peace WO Your Pas! Olebrating CIRCLE. ELIOT POPKIN His journey has helped me clarify and unblock some of my own fears and doubts. I feel ready to conquer my own fears on another level with excitement, tenacity and determination. Anna Kim TV/Film Producer CONNECT WITH ELIOT ⦁ in/EliotPopkin ⦁ @EliotPopkin Cl /EliotPopkinMusic @TheCircleLetter 123 soartothemoon

 living the dream with trial attorney and horror author Joseph Gioconda | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1310

Joseph C. Gioconda (Joe) is a unique combination of a successful trial attorney, and author of several successful horror novels.When Joe was younger, he studied to become a Catholic priest. He attended a prep Seminary, but decided that he wanted a secular life, so he attended Yale Law School and became a lawyer.He then used his writing skills and powers of persuasion to publish several novels and short stories in the horror and historical fiction genres.Joe's BooksHis first novel, The Pope's Butcher, became an Amazon best-seller one week after its release and has received widespread critical acclaim for its incredible historical accuracy and research as well as page-turning style. It is based on the true story of a serial killer in the medieval Vatican.His second novel, Salem's Ropes, is based on the true story of the Ropes Mansion in Salem, Massachusetts.He is also publishing an anthology of 33 horror-themed short stories called Fleeting Chills, written by himself and several diverse authors from around the world.His upcoming third novel, Katrina's Crosses, will tell the story of a law student in New Orleans investigating 'cold cases' who discovers a shocking pattern to ritual murders.Book Reviews:★ "Exhaustively researched and brilliantly executed...A riveting read." -- The Prairies Book Review★ "The Pope's Butcher is top-notch writing, the best book I've read this year, and I'm looking forward to Joseph C. Gioconda's second novel, Salem's Ropes." -- Lex Allen, Reader's Favorite Book Review★ "Immersing the reader in the bloody but fascinating world of medieval witch trials, Joseph Gioconda's debut is a thrilling take on a little-known historical episode." -- Indie Reader Book Review★ "A dark, well-researched story centered on the Inquisition's most notorious killer. With evocative prose and careful research, Gioconda captures the nuances of medieval Church politics and the frank realities of the prejudices of the time." -- BookLife by Publisher's Weekly★ "From the first chapter, I was hooked as the book is a real page turner! I love that the book is inspired by actual history and that the author provides great details about the true horror in the medieval Vatican!" -- NetGalley Reviewer★ "I loved the world building as well as the absolutely authentic feel. Institoris is as twisted a character as one can have, but the scariest part is that he was real. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author." -- GoodReads Reviewer★ "The Pope's Butcher is one of those novels that leaves you thinking about what was, what is, and what will be in the next hundred years. Now that's good writing!" -- Viga Boland, Reader's Favorite Book Review

 living the dream with fantasy and horror author Shannon Lawrence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1970

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over forty anthologies and magazines, and her three solo horror short story collections, Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations, Bruised Souls & Other Torments, and Happy Ghoulidays are available now. You can also find her as a co-host of the podcast “Mysteries, Monsters, & Mayhem.” When she's not writing, she's hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there's always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at and check out the podcast at


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