Ever since we launched the Planted in Miami podcast last month, things have been a whirlwind. We’ve recorded six episodes and have reached almost 2,000 downloads! Thank you so much for your support!
If you follow the show on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), you may have seen that we were interviewed on the No Meat Athlete Radio podcast, featured in the Miami New Times and even acknowledged on a few blogs. We created a ‘Press’ tab on the podcast website (www.plantedinmiami.com) which you can visit to see the other places where we’ve been highlighted.
If you haven’t had a chance to listen to any of the episodes, I wanted to give a brief summary of what’s available to you. To listen to the show, you can go directly to the website and click on the audio player or you can download on your iPhone via the Podcast App or on an Android phone via the Stitcher App. Just search for ‘Planted in Miami’ and all the episodes will be listed.
It’s been a ton of fun connecting with our guests and audience and helping to build community in Miami. Never in a million years did we think that starting a podcast would be so rewarding. Not only are we learning new skills and challenging ourselves, but the people we've met along the way have elevated us, inspired us and motivated us to do more in life. We are all here to support and uplift one another, not to hurt, insult or ridicule. We hope you will be just as inspired after listening to any of these episode.
Episode 1: Let the Love Be Bigger Than The Fear With Terri Cooper
In our debut podcast, we sit down with the inspirational and beautiful, Terri Cooper. Before Terri was a yoga instructor, activist, writer and entrepreneur she struggled with drug addiction, was physically abused and was a lost soul. After hitting rock bottom she found yoga and thus began her path to recovery, enlightenment and helping those who need her most – at risk youth.
Episode 2: Fixing Our Broken Food Supply with Trish Sheldon
We sit down with Trish Sheldon, a passionate activist, musician, mother, founder of GMO Free Florida, a statewide non-profit that dedicates itself to bringing awareness about the dangers of GMO’s and co-founder of Millions Against Monsanto-Florida Chapter. She’s fighting hard everyday to get our food supply labeled so we know what we’re feeding ourselves and our families.
Episode 3: The Power of Persistence with Veronica Menin
Today we speak with Veronica Menin, owner of Peace-A-Cake and founder of Conscious Bite Out. Although Veronica had a cush and well-paying corporate job, it left her unfulfilled and empty. Long days behind a desk didn’t agree with her physically or emotionally so she made a change.
Episode 4: Running Across Cuba with Alexis Garcia
Alexis Garcia is what we refer to as a Beast. He is tenacious, determined and strong both physically and mentally – qualities essential to become an accomplished Ultra Runner. At the ripe age of 53 he has completed seven ultras, over 40 marathons, and over 60 half-marathons. And now he is training for the biggest race of his life – running the entire length of his beloved country that he fled more than 23 years ago.
Episode 5: Raising the Vibe with Pamela Wasabi
Meeting Pamela Wasabi is like having your favorite, most colorful painting come alive. Her funky style and passionate personality is infectious and contagious. From an early age, Pamela knew she wanted to dedicate her life and talents to a cause. Leaving Colombia for the U.S. as a teenager she sought channels for her creativity through fashion and photography. After a health set-back early in her pregnancy, she found her life’s purpose staring her down. She was no longer responsible for her health but that of her daughter’s. Now Pamela’s chef-de-cuisine at JugoFresh, a certified health coach, an activist, a writer and is rolling out an online cooking series on Youtube. Get ready for some ear candy.
Bonus Episode: Miami March Against Monsanto
This bonus episode is a follow-up to Episode 2 – Fixing Our Broken Food Supply with Trish Sheldon and a review of our experience at the March Against Monsanto on May 23, 2015. This protest was a nation-wide event whose sole purpose is to get the bio-tech company Monsanto to have more transparency and allow their food products to be labeled as containing genetically modified organisms or GMO’s.
Please don't keep the show a secret...Share it with your family, friends, co-workers, baristas, neighbors, etc. Our goal is to tell the stories that don't get airtime on traditional media outlets. We are showcasing the hardworking people who are making a difference in our community and beyond. We look forward to what the future brings and we hope you come along for the ride.