Ep 0156 – Smile! It’s Our 4th Anniversary

Laurie wearing a tiara that spells out the word BRAVE while smiling before her studio mic.
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I express extra bravery in my studio by wearing my BRAVE Tiara – a gift made by BC Suz for my 55th birthday.

Podcast Recap

Celebrate 4 years of sharing together on COD. The power of smiling. In After Thoughts, I ponder gratitude and disappointment. BCs Jo from the U.K. and Josephine send their good wishes and bravery. While wearing my BRAVE tiara, a special 55th birthday gift from BC Suz, I ask the BCs for a special birthday gift for my 59th. Mark shares a quote that enhances his word of the year. Supportive and thoughtful comments from BCs Dave, Dawny, Jo from the U.K., Sue from the U.K. and Josephine. Sue from the U.K shares her quote inspired by her recent bike bravery. Mark and I are on the BC Bravery Sports Report for persisting with our bike training despite setbacks. We relate to Sue’s story and are so proud of Sue.

Laurie and Mark in bike helmets - Mark is in his signature purple Hawaiian shirt

Mark and I before one of our long river rides,


Laurie smiling under the tree at the podcast rock - hatless, wearing a mulit-colored headband and glasses.

Learning to smile on the podcast rock – even when life provides opportunities to work through obstacles.

Mentioned

The Last Show and comments

How to Send Audio – Including Instructions for Recording for the Bravery Song and for Quotes

Day 96 – the Show where I talk about Disappointment not being Devestation

BC Dave’s great comment where he tells lessons he’s learned about Grace and welcomes new BCs

Read our Inspirational Quotes from today – and Find an Available Quote to send

Fionna’s Brave Companion Song

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Announcer: Mark Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Jo from the U.K.
After Thoughts Commentator: Josephine
BC Bravery Sports Report Announcer: Mark Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Reporter: Laurie and Mark
Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt Voiced by: Mark
Quote by Bethany Hamilton Voiced by: Sue from the U.K.

Sounds Used in BC Bravery Sports Report

    Sports music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/club%20sound/sounds/107330/

    Fanfare
    http://www.freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/156516/

    Sports crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/kellieskitchen/sounds/209991/

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/

Circle by Hartley used with permission by agreement with SHUTTERSTOCK MUSIC CANADA ULC

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio including:

Today’s Custom Background Music

Sue’s Quote – Active Life
Mark’s Quote – The Future is Bright
Laurie’s After Thoughts – Celebration Time
Jo from UK and Josephine – Just Too Happy for Words
Laurie and Mark on the BC Bravery Sports Report – Street Biking

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Ep 0155 – Hope and Acceptance

Mark in tan Hawaiian shirt leans against the wall as he listens.
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Mark expresses his appreciation as he listens to the kind things you said about him last show.

Podcast Recap

I hope to develop more acceptance. After Thoughts and focus words for the year with Josephine and Mark, who also responds to your kind words from last show. How to send your After Thoughts in. Welcome new BCs Martha from the UK and Patty. Comment conversation between Hayley and Josephine about perfectionism and depression. Dawny shares her thoughts. Inspirational quotes read by BCs Dave and Kat from South Jersey. I have fun with music. Hear the Brave Companion Song Fionna wrote for the 100th episode. How to participate in a new version for the show’s 4 year anniversary.

Lacy grove of oaks with bright blue sky showing through the leaves.

I loved the sky peeking out of the leaves down at the park today. It almost looked like the oaks were covered in sky blue flowers!

Laurie in a straw hat looking up

I’m excited to snap the lacy oak photo!

New BCs

Mentioned

The Last Show and comments (and the photo of my hair Josephine liked)

The Robot Aliens!

How to send audio and the directions for sending in audio for the Brave Companion Song

Fionna’s stand alone song and lyrics

Day 100 – the COD one year celebration show where you can hear Fionna’s song and other special treats.

Read our Inspirational Quotes from today – and Find an Available Quote to send

Women, Food, and Desire: Embrace Your Cravings, Make Peace with Food, Reclaim Your Body by Alexandra Jamieson (2015-01-06)

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Announcer: Mark Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Josephine
After Thoughts Commentator: Mark
Quote by Roy T. Bennett Voiced by: BC Kat
Quote by Tim Fargo Voiced by: BC Dave

The Brave Companions’ Song: Written and Sung by Fionna Lane
The Brave Companions’ Song participants: Amy from Wisconsin, Cheryl, Dawny, Fionna, Maria from a Spanish speaking country, Patt, Sandy, Stéfanie from Quebec, Sue from the UK, Suz, Mark, and Laurie

Circle by Hartley used with permission by agreement with SHUTTERSTOCK MUSIC CANADA ULC

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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Ep 0154 – Friends Who Care and All We’ve Shared

Tiger the orange tabby cat is fast asleep hugging Laurie's leg
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I express myself this week through the love of Tiger. He loves to sit on my lap every morning and also every time I sit down to edit the show. He is the show’s unofficial editorial supervisor.

Podcast Recap

A story from my past makes me ponder compassion. Mary S. asks me a deep question for After Thoughts. Dawny gives Mark some props and has a great idea for focusing on the new year. BC Dave and his wife, BC Kathleen are on the Bravery Sports Report for ignoring their fears and playing Disc Golf in a tournament. Supportive comments from BC Suz and BC Dave. BC Josephine lands on the Bravery Report for lending her voice to our new feature, Inspirational Quotes. My friend, voice actor Hayley Mix also shares a quote and the powerful story behind it.

Train tracks under the oak trees

I enjoy following the miniature train tracks through the forest in Descanso Gardens on my way to my usual podcast spot.


Laurie smiling in profile with curly long hair free from her ponytail

I let my hair down at Descanso Gardens

Mentioned

The Last Show and comments

Day 120 – the Finale Show where you can hear Dave and the Robot Aliens

The Holiday Show

Daily Adventure Tales – my first podcast

Read our Inspirational Quotes from today – and Find an Available Quote to send

Alen Standish’s Podcast, Inner Effort

Our newest BC, Sarah from NY’s blog, Mindfully Sarah

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Announcer: Mark Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Dawny
After Thoughts Commentator: Mary S.
BC Bravery Sports Report Announcer: Mark Weaver
BC Bravery Sports Reporter: BC Dave G.
Quote by Harper Lee Voiced by: BC Josephine
Quote by Rocky Balboa Voiced by: Hayley Mix

Sounds Used in BC Bravery Sports Report

    Sports music
    http://www.freesound.org/people/club%20sound/sounds/107330/

    Fanfare
    http://www.freesound.org/people/jobro/sounds/156516/

    Sports crowd
    http://www.freesound.org/people/kellieskitchen/sounds/209991/

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/

Circle by Hartley used with permission by agreement with SHUTTERSTOCK MUSIC CANADA ULC

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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Ep 0153 – Express Yourself

Boat houses behind boats at dock on a stormy day. Seagull on pilings in the foreground
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I expressed myself by painting from a young age. This painting was my first foray into using a palette knife with acrylic paint. I was inspired by my family’s many boat trips around the sound. I think I was about 10. This is the one painting of mine, I retrieved from Mom’s collection.

Podcast Recap

Time to change for the new year. New music, a new attitude and a new feature, called After Thoughts. Thanks to all of the BCs and Mark for participating in the holiday 2017 show. Our newest BC is Sarah from New York. Her blog, Mindfully Sarah is featured. Enjoy our new song, Circle by Hartley in its entirety.

Laurie smiling under a wintery tree

Can’t give up selfies entirely in my diary. But I want to mix up my expression as we go.


Close up of Tiger the orange cat in front of a computer screen showing waveforms.

Tiger doesn’t seem crazy about this edition – though he TOTALLY loved editing while on my pajamaed lap.

Mentioned

The holiday show

Our newest BC, Sarah from NY’s blog, Mindfully Sarah

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
After Thoughts Announcer: Mark Weaver
After Thoughts Commentator: Laurie Weaver

Circle by Hartley used with permission by agreement with SHUTTERSTOCK MUSIC CANADA ULC

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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Ep 0152 – Holiday Show 2017

Mark kisses Laurie at Disneyland
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We enjoy some Disney mistletoe at Christmas.

Podcast Recap

Holiday greetings from BCs old and new, including Cheryl, Dawny, Voice Actor Ginny Hayes, Mary S., Fionna and her son Alden, and most of my voice acting friend, Eddie L. Fauria’s, talented family. A special excerpt of ‘A Christmas Carol’ recorded by a group of my voice acting friends at our holiday party at soundBox:LA, the professional studio where we work out. Dawny shares some new holiday Foolish fun, Mark and I talk about our unexpected Christmas at Disneyland and our resident Singer-songwriter, Fionna Lane, leads us into our new year with a beautiful new rendition of Auld Lane Syne.

Mark looking up before a giant present

Mark is amazed by the holiday cheer within It’s a Small World


Families hurry to catch the parade at Disneyland

Families hurry to catch the parade at Disneyland


Glowing castle at Disneyland behind the crowd at night

We enjoy Sleeping Beauty’s Castle on Christmas Eve night

Mentioned

Cheryl’s Bog, Impromptu Promptlings

A Christmas Carol featuring The Gardner Street Voice Acting Workout Group at soundBox:LA

soundBox:LA – great studio in Hollywood for all of your audio recording needs

The Journal Mary S. Made me

More about Auld Lang Syne

Ways to support the show financially

Credits

Host: Laurie Weaver
Santa: Mark Weaver
Christmas Greetings: Cheryl (AKA Calensariel, our very first BC)
Christmas Greetings: Dawny, fellow Washingtonian and Supportive Foolish Funner
Christmas Greetings: Ginny Hayes, Voice Actor and BC
Christmas Greetings: Mary S. BC and Talented Journal Maker
Christmas Greetings: Fionna and Alden, Mother and Son Singing Duo
Christmas Greetings: The Fabulous Fauria Family, Eddie L. Fauria – aka Dad, Lil Eddie Fauria – age 10, Christopher Fauria – age 6, Nikole ‘Niki’ Fauria – age 3.
Foolish Fun Announcer: Mark Weaver
Foolish Funner: Dawny
Auld Lang Syne Singers: Fionna and Alden Lane
Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit from the Gardner Street ‘A Christmas Carol’ Excerpt*: Eddie L. Fauria and Laurie Weaver
Cratchit Critique: Mark ‘Last Dance’ Weaver
*Used with permission from Tim Friedlander and soundBox:LA

Sounds used in Laurie’s Foolish Fun Intro

Slide Whistle sounds
http://www.freesound.org/people/plingativator/sounds/188873/
Background Tune/Beat
http://www.freesound.org/people/siakitty/sounds/38478/
Girl’s Laughter
http://www.freesound.org/people/choplin/sounds/109759/
Phone Ring
http://www.freesound.org/people/winsx87/sounds/152028/

Other Sounds

  • Crowd Cheering
    http://www.freesound.org/people/xtrsounder/sounds/202498/
  • Applause
    http://www.freesound.org/people/bulbastre/sounds/132154/

Other Sounds and Music used with permission from AudioBlocks and IBAudio

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