What it’s like to create a podcast

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"What It’s Like To" lets you vicariously experience intriguing things you may never get the chance to do.

Each week, an insightful, accomplished guest shares personal stories and witty anecdotes with host Elizabeth Pearson Garr.

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Episode 061

Retired detective Vic Ferrari reveals why the truth of working in the NYPD can be stranger than fiction.

Episode 060

Podcasting expert Colin Gray used our podcast as a test case–but his advice can apply not only to other podcasts, but people in all fields.

Episode 059

Dr. Debi Silber on what happens to us physically, mentally, and emotionally when the people closest to us lie, cheat and deceive–and what she herself went through.

Episode 058

Terry Tucker has a rare form of cancer that has led to two amputations and a great deal of pain. Through that, he has found ways to lead an “uncommon and extraordinary” life.

Episode 057

Dave Albin–who spent more than 19 years as a Fire Master for Tony Robbins, and now runs his own firewalking company–says the fears you don’t confront become your limits.

Episode 056

Daniel Dluzneski on working in the White House (including on 9/11), his favorite President, and how he’s using his skills to help schools be prepared for emergencies.

Episode 055

Sue Humphrey on working her way up as a female coach, developing rapport with her athletes, and napping under tables at the Olympic stadium.

Episode 054

What merits attention? Nina Katchadourian creates art that will make you look at everyday life in a new way.

Episode 053

Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn was dead for 22 minutes. CPR revived her, but her life was changed forever. Now she helps others with post-traumatic growth and resilience.

Episode 052

Gregory Nottage on his wrongful conviction, life in prison, and how his experience shaped his life after his release.

Episode 051

Laura Penn Gallerstein uses crystal bowls (and other modalities) to bring people peace, relaxation, and confidence to accept themselves just as they are.

Episode 050

Adam Braus used his background as an entrepreneur, philosopher, educator, and author to start a college–and turned much of conventional wisdom upside down in the process.

Episode 049

Cal Currier set out for an adventure… and didn’t realize he was setting a world record too!

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Episode 048

Julia Vitality on the financial, emotional, and health benefits of living using a strategy called geoarbitrage.

Episode 047

Elizabeth and her former colleague, Jonathan Marcus, reminisce about their crazy experience together at KULR-8 TV. Truth can be stranger than fiction.

Episode 046

Anthony Febo brings poetry alive with his raw, authentic, thoughtful, intelligent performances–and shares how others can too.

Episode 045

Barret Swatek on the glitz and glamour–as well as agents, auditions, and advice for her younger self.

Episode 044

Cliff Harris on puns, pediatrics, puzzles, the “Peanuts” creator… and the joy of giving.

Episode 043

Gymnast Justin Spring on setting the bar high; dealing with the hurdles (and injuries) on the journey; and the twists and turns to achieving greatness.

Episode 042

Elizabeth and a very special guest share what’s going on behind the scenes–from the logo to the website to dealing with Zuckerberg’s security guys.

Elizabeth's Experience

Elizabeth has spent a lot of her life asking questions. A daughter of a professor and a principal, as a kid she loved sitting at the “adult table” during their dinner parties so she could participate in the “real” conversations.

Elizabeth went on to graduate with honors from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature, and promptly attended professional cooking school to become a food writer. That led to various career opportunities, including becoming one of the first employees of the Television Food Network; writing/producing gigs at networks from PBS to E!; anchoring/reporting at the NBC affiliate in Billings, Montana; earning a graduate degree in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University; and various and sundry other things. The through-line to all this has been curiosity. Elizabeth is a skilled interviewer who loves diving deep into research, finding connections, and telling good stories.

Elizabeth has a husband, two daughters, and a fluffy white dog who rarely leaves her side.