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Story Junkies Podcast

Nov 22, 2021

In this fascinating episode, mountaineer (and Lisa's husband) Jonathan White shares his adventure of spending multiple days and nights climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He answers all the important questions, such as how he got himself and 300 pounds of gear up the rock wall, logistics for using...


Oct 27, 2021

In this episode you'll meet Komal Shah, who was on the path toward a career in healthcare until a trip to India unexpectedly changed her life. On a whim she applied for and was accepted into the Teach for America program, an organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for low-income students. The experience...


Sep 14, 2021

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Guinness World Record holder? Our guest John Orth will tell you all about it! In 2016 he broke a world record and then strived to beat it again just two years later. You'll hear first-hand how intense his training was, the process for documenting the actual attempt, how an...


Aug 3, 2021

Talk Back Barbie is actually author Lauren Lusby Fernandez, and she has a great story to share! She tells us all about her experience as a Secret Service agent in the Bush administration - details such as what it's like to take a polygraph test, what happened when she  "talked back" to a superior during her training,...


Jul 17, 2021

Ever wonder what it would be like to serve in the Peace Corps? Wonder no more! In this episode we chat with Dr. Paula Winke, who spent two years volunteering in China back in 1998-99. She tells us all about her adventures, including why everyone was so surprised that she was a female, how she got her stomach to adjust...