September 24th, 2021 | 33 mins 49 secs
2020, 2021, animals, anxiety, aron bender, audio, bias, california, cats, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, csun, death, depression, dogs, entertainment, faith, fatherhood, forgiveness, frustration, girl dad, god, golf, grief, hard work, identity, instagram, journalism, joy, kids, ktla, los angeles, love, mental health, neuter, news, oregon, palm springs, pandemic, pets, podcast, portland, positivity, ptsd, radio, recovery, religion, rescues, respect, self care, self love, sobriety, spay, struggle, success, therapy, tiktok, trauma, treatment, twitter, weather, west virginia, widower, wife, youtube, zoom
Aron Bender talks with KTLA reporter and weather anchor Kacey Montoya. She's a fellow graduate of the journalism program at Cal State Northridge. Kacey's criss-crossed the country in pursuit of this dream job in Southern California -- including stops in West Virginia, Palm Springs and Portland, Oregon. She has used her celebrity to start a non-profit that pays for spaying and neutering — and Fix'n Fidos has its first-ever golf tournament October 17th that I’m playing in! Come join us!
June 18th, 2021 | 33 mins 45 secs
2020, 2021, abc news, aron bender, audio, bias, bitcoin, california, coinbase, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, cryptocurrency, depression, dogecoin, ethereum, faith, fatherhood, forgiveness, frustration, girl dad, god, grief, hard work, identity, instagram, journalism, joy, kids, los angeles, love, mental health, miami, news, palm springs, pandemic, podcast, positivity, radio, recovery, religion, sacramento, self care, self love, spectrum news, sports, sports talk, struggle, success, super bowl, therapy, tiktok, twitter, widower, wife, youtube
Aron Bender talks with Natalie Brunell -- who hosts two podcasts and is also a reporter at Spectrum News 1 SoCal. She’s worked in Palm Springs and Sacramento, as well as for ABC News. And teaches at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. A couple years ago she entered the podcast space with Career Stories and recently made a big splash (especially in the business podcast arena) with Coin Stories talking with the personalities in the cryptocurrency bitcoin Dogecoin Ethereum digital currency world.
May 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 15 mins
2020, 2021, aron bender, bias, broadway, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, depression, diabetes, dunkin donuts, faith, fatherhood, forgiveness, gay, god, grief, hard work, iced coffee, identity, instagram, journalism, joy, ktla, lgbtq, life coach, loss, love, mental health, new york, news, palm springs, pandemic, perspective, podcast, positivity, racism, recovery, religion, retirement, self care, self love, starbucks, stroke, struggle, success, therapy, tiktok, tim hortons, tv news, twitter, widower, wife, youtube
Aron Bender is joined by Jim Linahan who is ... hilarious! Lanafans know what I'm talking about! I found Jim by way of the KTLA Weekend Morning News. I don't watch KTLA on Saturday and Sunday mornings, I watch Jim watch KTLA Saturday and Sunday mornings by way of his Instagram stories https://www.instagram.com/jimlanahan/. Jim's a podcast host (Jim Lanahan & Friends, linked below), a certified life coach, a producer and manager. He's also the caregiver for his mom who had a stroke in 2017. We talk about his relationship with his mom growing up, since he came out, and since her stroke, his abusive father, his diabetes, Jim's favorite Broadway and movie musicals, he ranks his top 3 iced coffees, and what he thinks should happen to anyone who orders a vanilla Frosty at Wendy's instead of the classic chocolate Frosty. Such a fun, insightful convo! Thanks, Jim!