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Jan. 27, 2020

A Sobering Awakening with Scotty Brown

Scotty Brown's Belly story centers around his rough and tumble days in Chicago. At a very young age Scotty was a drug kingpin by day and a rock n roll partier by night. This lifestyle caught up with him and getting out wasn't...

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Jan. 20, 2020

Overcoming a Spiritual Crisis with Zaid Gayle

Zaid Gayle was raised in a deeply religious family that was influential in the Black Panther Party. This Belly story illustrates how Zaid came to terms with spirituality through his own lived experience. Zaid is the co-founde...

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Jan. 13, 2020

Becoming a Shaolin Warrior Monk with Harsh Verma

After a botched knee surgery, Harsh Verma went to the Shaolin Temple in China and became the first non-Chinese national warrior monk. Kung Fu originates from Shaolin. EPISODE SUMMARY - Harsh was an elite athlete and at an ear...

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Jan. 6, 2020

Proudly Coming Out Gay with Sam Malik

Sam Malik shares his inspiring story of coming out gay. EPISODE SUMMARY - 21-year-old Sam Malik opens up about a childhood overcoming the challenges of being gay in a straight man’s world - Being an ‘over achiever’ was a mask...

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Dec. 30, 2019

Failing a Business with Marcus Segal

Failure is a part of the entrepreneurship journey. The "dot com" bubble was a period of time when the Internet was booming and companies offering everything from pet supplies to streaming music went down the drain almost over...

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Dec. 16, 2019

Homelessness in L.A. with Zawadi

Zawadi's Belly story illustrates the transformative journey caused by unintended homelessness due to the loss of her 14 year life partner. Zawadi found her voice and helps others see the light. EPISODE SUMMARY - In 2013, Zawa...

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Dec. 9, 2019

Deaf-Blind Adventures with Bill Barkeley

Bill Barkeley is both deaf and blind, but that hasn't slowed him down. In fact, you could say that Bill lives an adventurous lifestyle. He has summited Mount Kilimanjaro, finished the Boston Marathon two times and hiked the 5...

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Dec. 2, 2019

Paralyzed at 19 with Ryan Chen

At the age of 19, Ryan Chen was in a serious snowboarding accident that would ultimately paralyze him from the waist down. Ryan was forced to open his eyes to this new reality, learn to not blame himself and become comfortabl...

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Nov. 25, 2019

Surviving Cancer with Dr. Julian Gold

In this Belly story, 30-year physician and two-time mayor of Beverly Hills, Dr. Julian Gold, reveals purpose for community service through his trial with cancer. Dr. Gold was 56-years-old when he was diagnosed with a deadly f...

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Nov. 18, 2019

A Holocaust Survivor’s Broken Heart with Martha Sternbach

Martha Sternbach was a teenager in 1944 when she was forced to enter and work in the Nazi’s largest extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. But shockingly it was after the Holocaust that her nightmare began — when she first l...

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