Ep. 26: Andrea Interviews Mackenzie's Mom!
Season 2, Ep. 12
In the final episode of the season, we meet Mackenzie’s very own mom, Terencia Beauvais-Nikl. Together, Mackenzie and Terencia reminisce about how race, age, autism, and plain old mother/daughter power dynamics have contributed to the trials and triumphs of their 25-year relationship. Through it all, there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for each other – even if that means jumping out of an airplane. Eek!Recorded March 4, 2020
Ep. 25: Mackenzie Interviews Leslie Herod!
Season 2, Ep. 11
Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod (District 8) chairs two committees and two caucuses. Her hot-button issues include criminal justice reform, mental health & substance abuse interventions, and increasing civil rights protections, among others. So it caught us a bit off guard when one of her surprise questions for Mackenzie was about breaking the law! Lawmaking (and breaking) is nothing but fun in this rowdy and rollicking interview with one of our local heroes.Recorded December 18, 2019https://www.leslieherodforcolorado.com/https://leg.colorado.gov/legislators/leslie-herod
Ep. 24: Andrea Interviews David Ojile!
Season 2, Ep. 10
David Ojile enjoys bike riding, swimming, going to the movies, traveling, and learning to become more independent. His diagnosis is "mild autism," and David says he likes who he is and how autism affects his life. When we asked David about his special gifts, he said "loving and caring" might have something to do with it. Andrea and Mackenzie couldn't agree more!Recorded February 26, 2020
Ep. 23: Mackenzie Interviews Chris O'Sullivan!
Season 2, Ep. 9
Chris O'Sullivan didn't taste meat until he was twelve years old, so perhaps that made him an unlikely candidate to launch a barbecue business. Nevertheless, this co-founder of Brothers BBQ isn't afraid to pursue his passions and examine his assumptions. No matter the challenge, he knows he doesn't have to face it alone.Recorded November 13, 2019Brothers BBQ: https://brothers-bbq.com/
Ep. 22: Andrea Interviews Michael Waters!
Season 2, Ep. 8
Michael Waters is a film fanatic: his diverse interests range from The Lion King, to Peanut Butter Falcon, to Call Me By Your Name. He's also a phenomenal friend, but that doesn't mean he hasn't made mistakes navigating relationships. As an adult living with Down syndrome, Michael believes he does need help with certain things. However, his ultimate message is simple: "We're all people. It doesn't matter who you are."Recorded October 16, 2019Global Down Syndrome Foundation: https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association: https://www.rmdsa.org/Peanut Butter Falcon film: https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/the-peanut-butter-falcon
Ep. 21: Mackenzie Interviews Jared Sacramento!
Season 2, Ep. 7
Jared Sacramento is a smooth dancer, a killer chef, and an easygoing dreamer who idolizes the hunter/gatherer lifestyle. His favorite cereal would be Cap'n Crunch... if not for the violence involved in eating it. Jared's lived on four continents and moonlights as our very own DJ Dosage. How many more surprises does this guy have in store? Recorded September 25, 2019Jared's Nashville Mixtape: https://www.thewayfaringband.com/jared-sacramento
Ep. 20: Andrea Interviews Ryan Farwell!
Season 2, Ep. 6
Ryan Farwell considers himself to be goofy and shy... but he's bold to enough to ask for your number. He ruminates on the frustrations of inaccessible spaces, the realities of living with muscular dystrophy, the difficulties of dating post high school, and the special feeling of freedom he gets when he's riding on the back of a horse. Recorded October 2, 2019