Ep 0130.s10 – Bonus – My Big Fat Update Show!

Laurie with cheek in hand on the mountain looking quizzical
Scroll to the "Comments box" or call 206-350-6445 to tell us what you think.
On podcast pages click the arrow to play the episode.
I’m back up the mountain waxing philosophical.

Podcast Recap

Today is about voices – voices we share, voices we miss, voices that bring our stories to life. And sometimes, Life forces you to let go and face up to how fear of failure can rob you of opportunities. I ponder my own lifelong fear of failure through an emotional tale about my mom’s passing and how that impacted my progress with voice-acting. You will hear a story my mom wrote when I was a kid that I voiced right after she passed to help with my grief and an interview we did together for an episode of Daily Adventure Tales – just so I could hear her voice once more. I’ll share how my voice-acting journey is at present and a snippet from my first professional commercial demo. We will also hear the voices and stories of five BCs, Mary, Susie, Kevin from NY, Jodi from the South, and a BC who is anonymous, who used Speakpipe or called the Bravery Hotline. We’ll wrap up with exciting news from our singer-songwriter in residence Fionna Lane and hear the title track from her new alum, Like a Babe.
Beautiful bright blue sky filled with puffy white clouds above the foothills.

This is the stunning view from the next-to-top Zen place on the day I recorded 130.



Laurie next to a tree with a rainbow encircling her at the hatline

If you look at the top of my hat, you will see the rainbow circling me.

Laurie and her Mom wearing sunglasses and smiling

Photo of Mom and me the day we recorded the picnic interview for Daily Adventure Tales

Episode 12 of Daily Adventure Tales which had our interview at the picnic grounds

See and hear “We Were Tired of Eating at Home” by my mom, Margie Bunge, illustrated by me, Laurie Bunge (Weaver), and Voiced by me

My Voice-over Career

TAG-Talent Logo

My First Professional Voice-over Agent, The Atherton Group

My Voice-Over page where you can hear my demos – If you, or your company needs a voice for your phone system, internal or external video, eLearning or other project, this is the page you want to visit or refer.

My Voice Coaches

BC Calls

  • Mary

Tells how she’s progressing in her quest to live a life free of the scale and qualification. Recommends the book, Eating Less by Gillian Riley

  • Susie

Describes my voice in a flattering way. And being near the age I was when I started COD, feels our show resonates with her.

  • Kevin from NY

Young 24 year old man who relates to my story though I am more then twice his age, yikes! Read his brave story on the bravery report.

  • Jodi from the South

Called to celebrate our shared Bravery.

  • Anonymous BC

Self-proclaimed foodie who stumbled onto the show and enjoyed sharing our truths together about people pleasing and other topics.
Episode 5 that was in the background and inspired the call


Copy of Fionna Lane's CD, Like a Babe

Fionna sent me an autographed copy of her CD, Like a Babe – and it’s awesome!

See Fionna’s Album on Amazon

Fionna’s FB page where you can catch more about her songwriting.

Usual Suspects

The Start of the main show – Day 1

The finale of the main show – Day 120

Ways to support the show financially


Host: Laurie Weaver
Calls: BCs Mary, Susie, Kevin from NY, Jodi from the South and one more.

Featured Song

Like a Babe
Music and Lyrics by Fionna Lane. Used by permission of Fionna Lane with all rights reserved.
Hear More of Fionna’s music on Soundcloud or find out more on FB.

Main Theme: I’m Letting Go by Josh Woodward from The Simple Life Part 1 Used by permission of Josh Woodward under a Creative Commons License

Comments box:

4 thoughts on “Ep 0130.s10 – Bonus – My Big Fat Update Show!

  1. Dawny

    So happy to hear you!!!! Love ❤️ you Laurie. Glad for your successes and for your adventure share update
    So proud of you
    I’ve missed your adventures!!!!

  2. Sue Gordon

    Lovely to hear another podcast. I have so missed you Laurie. Huge congratulations with the voice acting – I am so proud of you.

    I too lost a parent recently. My Dad died mid September and I can relate to much of what you have shared. Unfortunately for us, but not for him, this was a very sudden heart attack before a concert he was due to attend with my Mum. They loved their season tickets to listen to classical concerts. I did get to speak to him the night before as my daughter and husband were visiting whilst I was at work. I was able to share the news with them that she had got a 1st class honours degree despite a real struggle with depression and needing time out mid course. He got to share her good news and had a happy final day. However we are still reeling from the shock at times.

    I was excited to hear about our new brave companions and will write something more substantial in the way of a greeting soon.

    Fiona, I loved your song. Congratulations on the birth of your baby. Xxxxx

    Love from, Sue from UK

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Ah Sue, I have missed all of you too. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about some story I want to tell the BCs 🙂 It felt good to hike up that mountain and let it all go again. I am sorry for your loss, but very happy you got to share that happy news with your dad. It makes things sting just a bit less, I think, to have some good memory at the last. But still, a very hard loss to process. And hooray for your daughter! Wow! What an accomplishment to get such a wonderful degree while having such a challenge. Inspiring. I’m glad you two are having some fun together too. Please give her my congratulations and best wishes. And I would LOVE to have a duet to play on a future update 😉 xoxoxoxoxox


What's your story?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *