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My Stuttering Life

This is my life with all its trials and tribulations as a person who has a stutter. I believe in the power of positivity and I use it in my daily struggles with stuttering. I truly believe that it is OK to stutter and that I can accomplish any goal in my life with a positive mindset. As a husband, a father, a USAF Gulf War Veteran, and as an entrepreneur, I use many tools in my tool belt to become successful in all my endeavors. My goal is to share my journey so that others can see it is possible to be confident, determined, and live a life of positivity. If you are a PWS, you are not alone!

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Fighting To Speak: Rugby, Rage & Redemption
Today’s featured guest is Mark Jones. Mark Jones was a talented and ferocious dual-code rugby player who was tormented by a debilitating stammer.  During a professional career that spanned 22 years he was capped 15 times for Wales, 11 times for Wales RL and once by Great Britain RL.  One of the acknowledged ‘bad-boys’ of the sport, he was sent off six times and banned for over 33 weeks for violent conduct. His on-field brutality was a direct consequence of the off-field frustration and self-loathing caused by his stammer.  Mark now acknowledges that he was internalizing an explosive hate that only playing rugby could release. Mark received counselling and constructive help rather than condemnation for his unacceptable behavior and along with a program of speech therapy provided by his friends and mentors, all this has helped him turn his life around.  “I have learnt to control my stammer and have stopped my stammer controlling me. Anyone who has suffered from a stammer will know of the humiliation and low self-esteem it creates.  Thankfully, I have now found a way to live my life free from its grip and I hope that my honesty and insight will help others experiencing the same torment.”  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Mark for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Email: Mark Jones c/o -  belfaststammer@gmail.com Book:  https://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Speak-Rugby-Rage-Redemption/dp/1904609015 Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
116:58 5/13/24
Speechie From Saipan Who Stutters
Today’s featured guest is Ignacio Dela Cruz.  Ignacio is a Native of Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, and is a current Speech-Language Pathologist.  Prior to his role as an SLP, Ignacio taught special education and preschool and represented his home at different conferences.  Ignacio has degrees from the University of Guam and San Jose State University.  Ignacio is pursuing a doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Ignacio for sharing his story with me today.  LINKS: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kinodlc670/ Email ignaciodlcsaipan@gmail.com Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
167:06 5/5/24
Echoes of Resilience: Embracing Every Word
Today’s featured guest is Kenny M’Pindou.  Kenny shares his personal journey of overcoming obstacles and pursuing his dreams despite facing challenges. Originally from DR Congo but born in Montreal, Quebec, and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, he developed a speech impediment at a young age. He can't remember when he first noticed a difference in his speech or when it started to affect him, but to this day, he still stutters. As he always told himself, he is a work in progress. While his speech may never be fluent, he hopes to one day be able to control it. As a bobsled athlete with aspirations of competing at the 2026 Olympic Games, he found inspiration and guidance from his coach, Neville Wright, a three-time Olympian. At the same time, he hopes to be an inspiration to those with speech impediments, encouraging them to continue to defy the odds and show that we, too, are capable of many great things despite what waves life may throw at us.    I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Kenny for sharing his story with me today.   CLICK ON LINKS: LinkedIn Squarespace Instagram Email:  kenny.mpindou@gmail.com Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
97:34 5/3/24
My Stammering Experiences
Today’s featured guest is Sam Bagshaw.  Sam Bagshaw is a 27-year-old residing in the UK who has grappled with a stammer since childhood. Over the past few years, Sam has found a newfound confidence in speaking and has taken to TikTok to raise awareness about the challenges of living with a stammer. I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Sam for sharing his story with me today.  CLICK ON LINKS: TikTok Instagram Facebook Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
70:12 4/20/24
Embracing My Voice: A Journey Beyond Stuttering
Today’s featured guest is Jia Bin. Jia Bin, M.A., is a doctoral student at Michigan State University. Jia earned her undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature at Chongqing Normal University in China, master’s degree in Secondary Education at Oakland University, and master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. Jia has been a language teacher (English & Mandarin Chinese) who has taught in China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Jia's own journey of being a person who stutters, and an inter-cultural communicator motivates her to pursue a doctorate in CSD to help the people who stutter and bring people from various cultural backgrounds together. Jia is currently a research assistant at Spartan Stuttering Lab. Jia is also a content creator and leader for the Chinese-speaking stuttering community and is active in the global stuttering community. I truly believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Jia for sharing her story with me today.  CLICK ON LINKS: Email:  binjia@msu.edu Article:  Building Voice AI That Works for Everyone  Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
115:24 4/18/24
Compelling Speech and Society - When Does 'Disorder' Become 'Disability'?
Today’s featured guest is Sean Bw Parker.  Sean Bw Parker (MA) is a British artist, musician and writer specializing in art, cultural theory and justice reform. He has published several books and albums, won several awards – including Koestler Arts platinum for play The Wolfstadt-Wire (2020) and Compelling Speech - The Stammering Enigma (2023) - and gave a TED talk in 2013. He holds Masters and BA degrees in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey and worked for ten years in Istanbul as a musician and teacher, until 2014.  He has given talks at Istanbul University, Kadir-Has University, University of Bristol, Bristol BIMM and Brighton Science Festival amongst other venues, and has been published in Time Out Istanbul, Louder Than War, The Monument Fellowship, The Epoch Times, TS Eliot Foundation, CIEO, New Thinking, STAMMA, Cosmopolitan and in two Westminster Commission reports. He has appeared on Talk Radio Live, NTV Turkey, Rise TV, BBC Radio Wales, in documentaries by Richard Vobes, Dogs On The Run films, Sky Arts, and on a number of podcasts. He has interviewed Ed Harcourt, Kristin Hersh, Julie Burchill, Danny Macnamara, Garry Bushell and Ian Broudie among other musicians and writers, was a music columnist for Turkish magazine the Multicultural Guide and ran the Seafish music and arts venue on the Sussex coast in 2016. He was born in Exeter in 1975.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Sean for sharing his story with me today. CLICK ON LINKS: YouTube: Website: Email:  LinkedIn: Twitter (X): Spotify Music: Audible Book: Amazon Book: Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
106:10 4/7/24
Knowledge and Hope: Tom Lovett's New Book On Stuttering
In today's episode, we're delighted to welcome back a returning guest, Tom Lovett. Tom is the author of the insightful book, "Words Unspoken: The Science, Experience, and Treatment of Stuttering." In this fascinating discussion, Tom opens up about his journey in writing this book, offering a blend of scientific exploration and personal experiences related to stuttering. Join us as we delve into the complexities of stuttering, the emotional impact it can have, and the various treatment approaches available. Tom's unique perspective sheds light on a topic often shrouded in misunderstanding, offering valuable insights for both those affected by stuttering and those seeking to understand it better. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of stuttering and the power of words left unspoken.  LINKS Twitter:  https://twitter.com/tomlovettpod Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Words-Unspoken-Experience-Treatment-Stuttering-ebook/dp/B0C2FCRN1Q Reddit:   https://www.reddit.com/user/AlsoTomLovett Email:  hi@tomlovett.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomlovettpodcast/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com  This interview originally was recorded 10/2023
62:52 3/23/24
Yes I Stutter, I'm Unique, I'm Me
Today’s featured guest is Gabriela Hammoud.  Gabriela Hammoud is 16 years old, and she lives in New Zealand. She has had a stutter since she was 4 years old. As she has a stutter, she wanted to help make a difference for those who stutter. She started a business at her high school through an organization called the Young Enterprise Scheme. Her business is called Stutterfly, selling products that promote stuttering awareness in support of those who stutter. To give them a voice.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Gabriela for sharing her story with me today. LINKS Email:  stutterfly.nz@gmail.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stutterfly.nz/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena   If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
78:34 10/2/23
Our Speech is a Kind Act of Rebellion- Finding and Fostering a Community for PWS
Today’s featured guest is Kelly Garcia-Ramos (pronouns They/Them).  Kelly is a rising fourth year student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Neuroscience and Chinese. Kelly has stuttered ever since they could remember, and going through having a stutter has been one of their most difficult challenges up until recently. They started a support group at UPenn called Speech Fluency @ Penn (though this will be changed to Stuttering Advocacy @ Penn) to raise awareness about this special kind of neurodiversity for students. They have recently been featured on Penn Today, a school-wide publication, for their advocacy and have plans to expand their advocacy into their research and daily life. I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Kelly for sharing their story with me today. LINKS Email:  kellygar@sas.upenn.edu LinkedIn:  LinkedIn Profile Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena   If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com   For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
154:08 7/16/23
My Journey From PWS To PWSS
Today’s featured guest is Danny Miguel.  Danny is 34 years old and lives in Connecticut.  He states, “I started stuttering surprisingly at 18 which is kind of odd since most stutterers develop stuttering during their adolescent years. I became a situational stutterer, often long pauses and struggled with it for 15 years until I found a program and book late last year. After 2-3 months of diligently immersing myself in the author’s methods, I overcame my stutter which brings me here to discuss a little bit more about the book and program”.  When asked if speech therapy helped during that time period, he stated, “I only attended speech therapy in 2019 (February-August) Never found it to be helpful, but the book and program helped me a lot in just a month or two. I started earlier this year with the book and found success after 2-3 months where I could no longer be a detectable stutterer. Hear this journey of a PWS (Person Who Stutters) become a PWSS (Person Who Stopped Stuttering) through the use of a book and program that’s changing lives throughout the world”.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Danny for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Book:  https://www.amazon.com/HOW-STOP-STUTTERING-LOVE-SPEAKING-ebook/dp/B09FM612RD?ref_=ast_author_mpb Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena   If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com  
34:13 7/2/23
Standing Up To My Stutter
Today’s featured guest is Josef Rodriguez.  Josef is a writer and filmmaker currently living in New York City. He works as a Contributing Writer to We Are Mitú, a Latino-centric, online news and entertainment outlet. Over the last decade, Josef has contributed to outlets like Latina, Desde Hollywood, and Geek Exchange. Josef is also a filmmaker, focusing most of his efforts on documentaries. He is in the process of finishing his first documentary feature, which he directed in 2021. As both a filmmaker and a reporter, Josef's favorite aspect of his job is the opportunity to interview people from all walks of life. Because of that, he plans to launch an outlet of his own devoted entirely to interviews later this year. Besides that, he loves his cats, collecting cassette tapes, and riding the Staten Island Ferry.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Josef for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Website:  https://wearemitu.com/ Email:  josef.henry.rodriguez@gmail.com Instagram:  https://instagram.com/josef.mov Documentary:  My short documentary, "A Vendor Named Nadir," which played at a handful of festivals and won an award at The Lift-Off Festival in New York: https://vimeo.com/505013283 Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena   If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com   For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
189:07 4/24/23
Stammering Challenges: Ways To Cope And Recover
Today’s featured guest is Dr. Mobbassar Hassan Sk.  Dr. Hassan is a Materials and Physical Scientist by training and profession. He graduated with a PhD in Materials Science from Auburn University, United States.  He is presently working in the Department of Chemistry, at the University of Cambridge as a research associate.  Dr. Hassan is a scientist with life-long stammering, he uses a speech synthesizer to deliver his lectures and conference talks to finish them on time. He shared his techniques of facilitating his conference talks in a recent publication in Nature, and on the website of the British Stammering association, STAMMA.   He recently attended a STARFISH stammering recovery speech course supported by his department and his project sponsor bp-ICAM, and now he thinks himself as a recovering stammerer with the techniques he learned in that course and would like to share that sample techniques with everyone.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Dr. Hassan for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Website:  https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/ms2567 Research Gate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mobbassar-Sk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mobbassar-hassan-sk-phd-84472359/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena   If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com   For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
99:34 3/25/23
Finding My Stammer Twin
Today’s featured guest is Liv Durning.   Liv is a 25-year-old registered nurse and university lecturer at the University of Nottingham in the UK, where she teaches nursing students clinical skills. She has had a stammer her whole life and after 20 years of experience with a stammer, she has decided to use that experience to help raise awareness for stammers and other speech disorders and reduce stigma.  In speaking with Liv, our careers were so similar that she chose that as the title of this interview.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Liv for sharing her story with me today. LINKS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/liv_with_a_stammer/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena   If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
120:23 3/24/23
Do It Scared And Do It Excited
Today’s featured guest is Xiaofan Lei.  Xiaofan Lei is a PhD candidate in speech pathology at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Lei is a person who stutters, and her research focus is on stuttering in daily life. Lei is originally from China, but she has been studying in the U.S. for close to 10 years now. She has lived in Mississippi, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. She is now in California, where she lives with her husband and her dog Salsa.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Xiaofan Lei for sharing her story with me today. LINKS LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/xiaofan-lei-023092215/ Website:  https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/xiaofan/home Email:  leixx147@umn.edu Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena   If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast      Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com   For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
131:42 3/21/23
Learning How To Live With Dysfluency
Today’s featured guest is Pixie-Ray Price.  Pixie experienced a reoccurrence of a childhood stammer brought on through lockdown and the trauma of losing her mum to suicide.   I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Pixie for sharing her story with me today. LINKS Tiktok (main account):  https://www.tiktok.com/@pixie_smiles?_t=8Z23TlcsJYJ&_r=1 Tiktok (second account): https://www.tiktok.com/@pixie_smilesnew?_t=8Z23iJ25Oe6&_r=1 Instagram: https://instagram.com/pixieraesmiles Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
123:21 1/14/23
Stutterer and SLP Student: A Duel Identity
Today’s featured guest is Hayden Downs.  Hayden is a 20-year-old person who stutters from Nashville, TN. He is currently a junior at Baylor University and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences & Disorder. He plans to pursue a master's degree as well as a clinical doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology. Hayden is passionate about serving others, serves as a summer camp counselor, and plans to write a memoir. Some of his passions include snow skiing, Formula 1 racing, and reading.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Hayden for sharing his story with me today. LINKS LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/hayden-downs-2201491aa Email:  haydenashleydowns@gmail.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/hayden_downs1 Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
70:43 1/13/23
Stammering Is A Superpower, Not A Barrier
Today’s featured guest is Joe Dilling.  Having left the Army at the start of this year, Joe Dilling is now a Personal Trainer where he works in person and online. Joe has had a stammer since a young age but hasn't let it stop him from getting to where he wants to be in life. Now, Joe uses his experience in the Army, Personal Training Experience and Social Media presence to help people improve their confidence through exercise. I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Joe for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Facebook- The Stammer PT | Brecon | Facebook Instagram- Joe Dilling | The Stammer PT  (@thestammerpt) • Instagram photos and videos  Email List- https://mailchi.mp/5107c0c851c4/joedillingpt CWJ Program- https://mailchi.mp/1c07fbae04c4/coachedwithjoe Stammer PT Program- https://joedillingpt.com/stammerpt Email- thestammerpt@joedillingpt.com Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
88:53 1/5/23
Coping With A Stutter
Today’s featured guest is Josh Simpson.  Josh is happily married to his wife of one year (celebrated their first anniversary last month) in their home in southern Utah. He was born and raised in New England, where his family still lives. Josh works full time, but still makes time for his hobbies and date nights with his wife. Josh states, “…I am happy to be here and talk about my experiences with all of you”.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Josh for sharing his story with me today. LINKS YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/FitLegoGuy Twitter:  https://twitter.com/FitLegoGuy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitlegoguy/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
56:39 12/28/22
Making Connections With Your Voice
Today’s featured guest is Malachi Kanfer.  Malachi Kanfer has served as the Cantor at Sutton Place Synagogue in Midtown, Manhattan since 2020. Previously, Malachi served as the Cantor and Youth Education Director of Congregation B’nai Jacob in New Haven, Connecticut, from 2013-2020, and as the High Holidays Cantor at Congregation Agudas Achim in Columbus, Ohio from 2010 - 2013. Malachi graduated from the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he received numerous awards, including the Cantor’s Assembly Alumni Award, the Rose S. Rovine Prize in Liturgical Music, and the A.J. Weisgal Award. Malachi is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he performed many operatic roles in both Oberlin and in Italy.  Malachi lives in New York City with his beloved dogs, James and Abby.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Malachi for sharing his story with me today. LINKS YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv1qSTGORAYv9NGQ-m-QGBA Website:  https://cantormalachi.com Email:  cantorkanfer@gmail.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/malachikanfer Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
77:19 12/19/22
My Voice Is Important
Today’s featured guest is Owain Davies.  Owain (pronounced Owen) is a 22-year-old amateur content creator under the name, The Broken Record. With an interest in all pop culture, he just aims to rid the world of gatekeeping and toxicity. I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Owain for sharing his story with me today. LINKS TikTok:  https://www.tiktok.com/@thebrokenrecord?_t=8X7SE0Z8D1Z&_r=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrueBrokenRec?t=-Ee-an8ttgM64vXYuVUAAA&s=09 Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
94:04 11/24/22
Christopher Anderson Shares Every Waking Moment of His Stuttering Journey
Today’s featured guest is Christopher Anderson.  Christopher is a person who stutters who self-published a memoir this year title, "Every Waking Moment: The Journey to Take Back My Life from the Trauma and Stigma of Stuttering." He is a longtime member of stuttering self-help organizations, such as the National Stuttering Association, and regularly shares his experience with speech-language pathologists. Christopher has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Intelligence studies and is an award-winning subject matter expert on national security for the US Government in Washington, DC, where he lives with his family. He enjoys endurance sports—is a three-time Ironman triathlon finisher—Atlanta Braves baseball and prefers an ice-cold root beer with his pizza. I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Christopher for sharing his story with me today. LINKS YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHaBraFkhHAYOiylK0BkNaA Blog:  www.everywakingmoment.blog Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ewmoment/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Justconfront Book:  https://www.amazon.com/Every-Waking-Moment-Journey-Stuttering/dp/B0BHC35Q13/ref=sr_1_1?crid=148KYYPOCC35O&keywords=Every+Waking+Moment+by+Christopher+Anderson&qid=1667064753&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjY2IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&s=books&sprefix=every+waking+moment+by+christopher+anderson%2Cstripbooks%2C78&sr=1-1 Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com
120:13 11/13/22
Matt Herdman Living His Game Show Host Fantasy
Today’s featured guest is Matt Herdman.  Matt is a returning guest with a special project that he would like to share with the world….” Werewolf”.  This game involves leveraging social equity to further yourself in this social strategy game.  Matt is a longtime fan of reality television shows such as ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Survivor’ which mirror this game as it shares some of the same competition elements.  I have always stated in my podcast and YouTube videos that PWS are courageous, resilient, resourceful AND creative.  I want to thank Matt for joining me today and sharing this project with me.  I highly encourage everyone to check out the links below for all information regarding ‘Werewolf’.  LINKS YouTube:  This is the trailer // releasing Monday (October 31st) - https://youtu.be/gUaS8rh0i0Q Website: http://matthewherdman.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matt.herdman/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
40:13 11/1/22
Speaker & Founder, Authentically YOU
Today’s featured guest is Jim Love.  Jim Love is a keynote and motivational speaker based in Milwaukee, WI and has been speaking professionally for nearly a decade. He speaks about authentic leadership, mental health, gratitude and finding your voice. Jim has been a person who stutters his whole life and is now empowered by this obstacle. Additionally, he is a podcast host, writer and is active on social media. He can’t wait to join Pedro’s podcast today!  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Jim for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Email:  jimmlove0@gmail.com Website: www.goauthenticyou.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-love-55b11241/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jimmlove23/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jim_m_love?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Apple Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/hustling-sideways/id1556045393 Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/4STvm2vf9r8wl2JccnJDRm Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in SquadCast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For Correspondence/Bookings: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
91:38 9/12/22
Be Brave
Today’s featured guest is Jamie Wilson.  Jamie is originally from Northern Ireland where he studied Physiotherapy in Edinburgh before working briefly in South Africa and then moving to London in 2011. Jamie states, “Despite enjoying the challenge of Sports Physio, a career change saw me join the Royal Air Force in Jan 2021 in a Training role.  In my spare time I enjoy hill walking, rugby and walking my springer spaniels – Jim and Winnie.”  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I would like to Thank Jamie for sharing his story with us. LINKS Website:  https://www.belfaststammersupport.com/about-us Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in Squad Cast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For correspondence: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
93:18 8/30/22
I Am Who I Am Because Of You
Today’s featured guest is Mashael AlBanyan.  Mashael (Michelle) states that she is dedicating this podcast interview to her husband.  Michelle is from Saudi Arabia and graduated from college with a degree in computer science. She is a 27-year-old writer, public speaker, and business analyst who has a story to share with the world through her Stutter101 platform.  Her Motto in life is:  S: Successful  T: Talented  U: Underrated  T: Trustful T: Thankful E: Eager  R: Radiant  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Mashael for sharing her story with me today. LINKS Email:  michelle.stutter101@gmail.com  Instagram: Stutter101 - instagram.com/stutter101/  Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in Squad Cast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For correspondence: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
86:44 4/1/22
Accept, Embrace and Empower: A New "SSStart"
Today’s featured guest is Puneet Singh Singhal.  Puneet Singhal is a person with a stammer and the Founder of "SSStart", an organization working towards normalizing speech disabilities. Also, to initiate difficult and unconventional conversations around disability rights, accessibility, gender, sexuality, and climate change. Puneet uses comedy as a tool to show the mirror to society about how people with disabilities are treated and looked as an object of pity. I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Puneet for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Twitter:  ssstart-  https://twitter.com/123ssstart?t=-3seyfbUG-RuvUBUqZo8Jw&s=09 Twitter (Personal):  https://twitter.com/puneetsinghal22?t=3xN48x9VE2cmbeNbozClMA&s=09 Instagram: ssstart - https://www.instagram.com/123ssstart Instagram (Personal):  https://www.instagram.com/futureace10 LinkedIn:  ssstart - https://www.linkedin.com/company/s-s-start LinkedIn (Personal):  https://www.linkedin.com/in/puneet-singhal Website:  https://www.ssstart.org/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in Squad Cast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For correspondence: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
135:52 2/21/22
Stuttering Through Life.....And Learning To Be Okay With It
Today’s featured guest is Ryan Cowley.  Ryan is a hockey writer, author, and a public speaker who has been living in Toronto since 2009. Ryan has written for such publications as the CBC and The Globe & Mail and is currently the co-editor of HockeyRoyalty.com. Ryan has also spoken for the Canadian Stuttering Association and Australian Speak Easy Association and is in the process of writing his second book -- a collection of his interviews from 2013 to 2017.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Ryan for sharing his story with me today.  Lastly, I encourage everyone to go to Amazon and get his amazing and inspirational book!! LINKS Website:  https://hockeyroyalty.com/ Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/All-Right-Words-Sportswriter-Stutters/dp/B09CRLX3TB/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sportswriter+who+stutters&qid=1642004067&sr=8-1 YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3uoMsZMbjQ&t=1243s YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krz-LSEcTGQ&t=419s LinkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-a-cowley Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/ryanwritesgood Email:  ryanacowley@gmail.com Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in Squad Cast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com Voice Over Actor/Brent Hagel:  https://www.trailervoiceartists.com/ For correspondence: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
222:51 2/7/22
Your Struggle Is Your Superpower
Today’s featured guests are Ann Marie King & Ava Murphy.  Ann Marie King and Ava Murphy are the authors of Different Like Delia. They wrote the book to raise awareness about what a stutterer experiences in everyday life. The book tells the story of Delia, an eight-year-old girl with a stutter. Delia is a smart-witted fashionista from San Francisco. She seems to have it all, but her stutter sometimes holds her back. She turns her struggle into her superpower by embracing what makes her different. Ann Marie and Ava are proud, native San Franciscans with a mission to normalize stuttering around the world.  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank them both for sharing their story with me today.  This book is truly inspiring and I encourage everyone to get this book!!!  LINKS Website:  https://differentlikedelia.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/differentlikedelia Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in Squad Cast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For correspondence: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
60:01 12/17/21
You Are Worthy, Never Settle, You Are Enough
Today’s featured guest is Fernando Angulo.  Fernando is from California however he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.  He recently graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Grand Canyon University.  He states that he is a lifelong stutterer however only until recently has it made an impact in his life.  His mission in life is helping people reach their true potential and it begins with health and wellness.  Fernando states that everyone deserves to tell their story and even an ounce of it can impact someone’s life for the better.  Lastly, Fernando states, “All voices deserve to be heard.” I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Fernando for sharing his story with me today. LINK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fernyballer/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in Squad Cast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For correspondence: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
116:33 12/12/21
Choose To Stand Up
Today’s featured guest is Tyler Kastelberg. Tyler states, “I was raised in Richmond, VA and have had a stutter for as long as I can remember. I studied engineering at Virginia Tech before joining corporate America in corporate finance and then investment banking. I didn't see an avenue where I could get ahead as an employee with a stutter, which is part of the reason why I decided to become an entrepreneur and started Bullpen. I met my wife 5 years ago after moving to San Francisco. We got married 3 years ago, and we welcomed our son Harrison earlier this year.”  I believe that there is healing in sharing, and I want to thank Tyler for sharing his story with me today. LINKS Email:  tyler@bullpenre.com LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-kastelberg/ Website:  Founder & CEO Bullpen https://bullpenre.com/ Thank you to Noah Swiderski (owner and producer of Briton Beats) for your outro music. For more information on Briton Beats, click this link:  https://www.britonmedia.com/editing Thank you to Epidemic Sound for the intro music.  https://www.epidemicsound.com/ Thank you to Mike Russell for that voice over outro.  https://musicradiocreative.com I use SquadCast for all my remote interviews.  If you are interested in Squad Cast, check out my affiliate link:  https://squadcast.fm/?ref=pedropena If you would like to support this podcast, then I would love a cup of coffee: buymeacoff.ee/mslpodcast    Website:  https://mystutteringlife.com For correspondence: Pedro Peña, PO Box 1585, La Porte, Texas USA 77572
130:21 11/22/21