Cooper Taylor :: 6.10

Cooper Taylor

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.

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Cooper on Twitter
Wikipedia entry on the April 3 storms
WFAA story
Video of tractor trailers being tossed by the Lancaster tornado
c|Life Church

A couple tweets from friends of Cooper after they heard he was going to be interviewed for the sbpodcast:

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Coloured Lines – Dirty
Coloured Lines – Silence in the House of God
Apta – Rise

David Hayward :: 6.9

David Hayward

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.

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David’s blog – The Naked Pastor
The Lasting Supper
the gappingvoid

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Bitbasic – Realization
Cousin Silas – Dreamsville Club

Keri Lehmann :: 6.7


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.

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Savvy Boheme
Savvy Boheme on Twitter
Savvy Boheme on Facebook

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Brother Saturn – Skyships

Courtney Carver :: 6.6


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.

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Courtney’s Blog
Courtney on Twitter
Courtney on G+
Courtney on Facebook

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Dextor Britain – The Time to Run

Roman Mars :: 6.5

Roman Mars | Photo via
Roman Mars | Photo via

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.

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Roman’s Tumblr
Roman on Twitter
99% Invisible
Public Radio Remix

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Pinklogik – Connect the Dots
Ketsa – Universal Will

Dale Zak :: 6.4

Dale Zak

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.

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Dale’s website
Dale on Twitter
Dale on G+

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The Owl Named Orion by
Good Piece by Superloader
Smoke Some Weed by Lucianno V and Ingnascio Sietetrece

Randy Hoyt :: 6.3

Randy Hoyt
Randy Hoyt

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.

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Randy’s website
Randy on Twitter
Randy on G+
Foxtrot Games

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Heavy Dekonstruktion + Ten Thirty (Paul’s Mix) – Wolfgang Merx
A Waiting Game – Ketsa

Kevin Hendricks :: 6.2


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.


Kevin Hendricks on the web
Kevin Hendricks on Twitter
Kevin Hendricks on Amazon
Kevin Hendricks on the sbpodcast


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