Season 02 – Episode 10 – Vin di Bona




Vin di Bona is the creator and executive producer of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” which airs in more than 190 countries and, here in the the United States, is ABC’s longest-running primetime entertainment show.

He’s is a four-time Emmy award-winning producer, eight-time Emmy nominee, and recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for his work in documentary programming.

Vin is a Rhode Island native and graduate of Emerson College and UCLA.

On this week’s episode of the “5 Things That Changed Your Life” podcast Vin discusses…

  1. Vin causes Annie Get Your Gun’s orchestra pit to go dark
  2. Being Johnny Lindy the teenage crooner
  3. Entering the world of television production via radio and documentary filmmaking
  4. Learning the art of the interview one coffee shop patron at a time
  5. Perseverance means being rejected 136 times and, eventually, you sell “America’s Funniest Videos” in 4 minutes.


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Season 02 – Episode 09 – Stacie Aamon Yeldell




Stacie Aamon Yeldell is a board certified music therapist and vocal psychotherapist who shares musical healing through inspiring songs that awaken the individual power within each and every one of us. She’s also an international recording artist, having written and performed music from New York to world famous Carnival in Brazil.

On this week’s episode of the “5 Things That Changed Your Life” podcast Stacie discusses…

  1. Moving to Brazil, completely out of the blue – a pivotal dream upon my arrival causes me to question my childhood dream to be a famous performer.
  2. The day I found my voice – transitioning from rapper to singer after years of being told that I should stick to rapping
  3. Going to therapy – how 10 years of therapy helped me uncover and heal unconscious childhood wounds and then launching an online platform – stepping from behind the closed doors of rehabs and psych wards and putting myself “out there” as a global thought leader in healing through the creative arts (and the vulnerability that comes along with that!)
  4. Attending NYU Music therapy Masters Program – how I stepped into role of “healer” and discovered a whole new identity
  5. Discovering a Spiritual community at Agape International Spiritual Center – after years of being a spiritual lone ranger, I learn the value and magic of community
  6. Moving to Los Angeles – How my desire for a lifestyle change delivered me from Brooklyn and led me to the Left Coast


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Season 02 – Episode 08 – Onch Movement




Onch Movement is a Los Angeles-based artist and fashion-forward jewelry designer who’s known for creating colorful and unique ‘wearable art’ that’s been worn by celebrities including Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj.

Onch is currently working with YouTube star and singer-songwriter, “That Poppy”, and major brands including Sanrio and “Hello Kitty” and Hasbro, who enlisted Onch to create the very first jewelry collaboration for Mr. Potato Head & My Little Pony.

On this week’s episode of the “5 Things That Changed Your Life” podcast Onch discusses…

  1. Paris Hilton TV show for MTV
  2. My Art teacher in school who encouraged me to focus on art and graphic design and a jewelry store owner who told me I was a jewelry designer and should make a career out of it.
  3. Creating my brand Onch Movement in art school.
  4. Kate Moss wearing my design and giving me the first round of International press.
  5. My first big heart break – Changing my lifetstyle and focusing on myself.
  6. A recent trip to Taiwan that changed my outlook on life and made me realize what is really important in life.


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Season 02 – Episode 07 – Ron West




Ron West is a writer, director, actor, and occasional producer. He’s been associated with The Second City for over thirty years as a performer, coach, and decision maker who let’s us in on a secret of the world of auditioning and casting.

He was a writer on the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and has been seen on TV shows like 3rd Rock from the Sun, Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle, and Blunt Talk with Patrick Stewart.

Ron is an avid baseball fan who throws right and bats both right and left.

On this week’s episode of the “5 Things That Changed Your Life” podcast Ron discusses…

  1. I lied to keep my scholarship.
  2. I learned to type.
  3. I got evicted and lied so I could get a mortgage.
  4. One day I started directing because I was fed up with how things were being handled.
  5. I opened my roommate’s mail to get a phone number to make an appointment to audition for The Second City.
  6. One day I started writing songs because somebody had to.
  7. I asked a girl to marry me to keep her from crying.


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Season 02 – Episode 06 – Courtney Barber




Courtney Barber is an Australian entrepreneur, having founded both Glam Today Magazine and Perfex Laboratories, a beauty and health supplement company based in Los Angeles, California. Courtney is also Miss Nevada International 2016 and a former Miss Australia Galaxy 2011.

Among her on-camera work she’ll be appearing in season 3 of HBOs’s series, “Ballers” which comes out in July 2017 and in “Haz” Dulull’s faux-documentary sci-fi thriller, “The Beyond”.

Courtney resides between both The Gold Coast in Australia and Los Angeles.

On this week’s episode of the “5 Things That Changed Your Life” podcast Courtney discusses…

  1. Coming from a farm in the “outback” in Australia to moving to LA – The WOW moments of always watching movies about Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and then actually ending up living in L.A. years later.
  2. Becoming a Celebrity fitness writer for Perez Hilton – How I started sending out proposals from my apartment in Australia to all of the biggest media publishers in the USA at age 24… and then after chasing them for months and months, finally got booked!
  3. Winning and Competing as Miss Australia in 2011 – Coming to the USA and doing my first pageant in Chicago. Everything you think about pageants is true and then some!
  4. Starting my own Fitness Magazine in the USA at age 25 – How that grew and all the experiences I had doing that, meeting celebrities and my own little empire.
  5. Going back to Australia for a extended break in 2015 after “burning out” – Finding myself again, my sense of balance and true self. The best few months of my life.
  6. Winning Miss Nevada 2016 – Being off the stage for a few years and then deciding that I wanted to get back on stage and give it a go, despite a lot of people telling me otherwise (you are too old, what have you got to prove etc). Ended up placing Top 10 out of all the states in the USA at the national competition and winning the “Best Body // Miss Fitness”
  7. Doing an epic road trip with my youngest brother and trekking through Cambodia and Vietnam with the other one.

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