On April 3, 2012, the city of Forney, Texas (home of the something beautiful podcast) was struck by an F3 tornado. The storm damaged homes across the city but specifically the tornado tore across an 8-mile stretch of land, running right through the Diamond Creek Subdivision.
After watching the tornado take shape and touchdown from his office, Cooper Taylor and his co-workers immediately took off to survey the damage. What they saw led them to spring into action and opened the doors of c|Life Church as a central hub for all donations for storm relief and recover. What was just an instinct reaction, became Cooper’s full-time focus for the next several months.
Hear some of Cooper’s story on this week’s podcast.
A couple tweets from friends of Cooper after they heard he was going to be interviewed for the sbpodcast:
— Cameron Parker (@cambparker) May 21, 2013
David Hayward has a lot to say about religion – especially Christianity. Since 2006 he’s been turning to pen and paper to share his struggles, critiques and criticisms of issues he’s seen after 20+ years in the ministry.
His daily blog and comic, The Naked Pastor, explores religion, religious community and spirituality.
On this week’s podcast we’ll get a glimpse into what led him to trade in the pulpit for a pen and paper.
From cosmetologist to a founder and CEO of her own beauty care line, Keri Lehmann talks about what led her into starting her own company and what inspires the products she creates.
After 20 years of working in publishing and marketing, you’d think Courtney Carver would have bought into the messages she was pitching. But in 2006 she gave it up to Be More With Less.
Find out what inspired her to make the change and what inspires her today on her journey on this week’s podcast.
Roman Mars makes radio (or so his Tumblr says). He’s a public radio producer and reporter and specializes in launching new public radio programs.
He may be best known for his radio show/podcast 99% Invisible but he also manages the Public Radio Remix from PRX and has worked for/with Snap Judgment, The Kitchen Sisters, The Third Coast International Audio Festival, WBEZ, KALW News, APM.
We caught up with him at SXSW and talked to him about his inspiration behind 99% Invisible.
This week we talk with mobile software developer Dale Zak.
Dale is passionate about using his software and technology to make the world a better place for others. Along with a number of other projects, Dale is gearing up to launch a new mobile app, OneStory, which will make creating and sharing the stories of friends and family members a much easier process right from our mobile phones.
What would a philosophy major, turned web developer, turned educator do in his spare time? Why create a board game of course!
Find out what inspired Randy Hoyt to create his new board game, Relic Expedition, on this week’s podcast.
We kick off our new format with a friend of the podcast – Kevin Hendricks.
Kevin read 137 books last year – and then wrote a book about it. Listen to hear what inspires him.