What the hell is life all about? If you think you have the answer, that’s cool. We don’t. However, we do know people who are finding their purpose and making their way through it all. In the grand scheme of things, our presence is brief, but our impact transcends time. While we’re here, we want to share people’s stories—recognizing their highs, lows and what finds itself somewhere in between. We seek to be the old friends you run into at the grocery store, who leave you feeling refreshed with perspective. Together we will listen, inquire and reflect. Through it all, folks—be kind and be well.
50:08Our sixth guest is none other than Brandon Knight! Our discussion ranges from his experiences with COVID-19, the importance of friendship, “Trusting the Process” and more.Brandon is a proud Saint Louisan and natural performer. When he’s not writing or creating music, he models for Arch Apparel. Outside of his creative endeavors, Brandon can be found playing poker or at the gym. When asked to describe himself in five hashtags, he responded: #keep #going #dont #doubt #yourself.
1:15:12We’re thrilled to share with you Will Steuber! Our discussion ranges from his childhood memories, travels throughout the United States, his diagnosis with ALS, and more…Will Steuber is Anthony’s great-uncle, and a modern-day renaissance man. He was born in Missouri, has lived in 5 different states, and traveled to 49 of the United States—Hawaii remains last on his checklist. Beginning college in 1988 as a theatre major, he went on to work as a bartender, National Park Ranger, professional ballet dancer, and ended up an accomplished graphic designer. In his free time, Will enjoys exploring the great outdoors, traveling, hearing live music, and spending time with his wife and two kids. When asked to describe himself in five hashtags, he responded: #NatureLover, #RenaissanceMan, #FamilyMan, #Creative, #pALS
Madisen and Victor Picazo
1:12:04RECORDED: AUGUST 17, 2020We’re proud to present Madisen Hill-Picazo & Victor Picazo! Our discussion ranges from the struggles with coronavirus, a Steve Harvey quote to live by, the thrills of living in Los Angeles, and more...Madisen & Victor are not only actors in Los Angeles, but also a talented couple who met at Universal Studios as performers and have been smitten ever since. Alli was introduced to Madisen while working in Greece and coincidentally, Madisen was raised in Missouri before moving to California to pursue a career in acting and music. In their free time, Victor enjoys photography and Madisen is active within her church community. When asked to describe themselves in five hashtags, they responded: #BecomingMVP (our wedding hashtag), #Adventurers, #IceCreamLovers, #Creators, #MovieLovers. To find them on social media: Instagram @BeingMeMadisen @VictorUrbanPicazo.
54:44RECORDED: JULY 8, 2020Our third guest is Khalil Kennedy! Our discussion ranges from the impacts of coronavirus in education, his passion for dancing, the necessity for mentors and more.Khalil is a native of Saint Louis and a friend of ours from high school. Since graduating from college, he has served as a 6th grade educator for Kansas City Public Schools. Most recently, he began a new position in education in Austin, Texas. In his free time, Khalil considers himself a Hip-Hop connoisseur—never missing a beat to break out and dance. When asked to describe himself in five hashtags, he responded: #son #brother #friend #educator #lifelonglearner. Follow him on social media: Instagram: @Khalil_J_Kennedy & @Mistr_KJ.
1:02:05DISCLAIMER: The following content uses strong language, contains suggestive references, and situations of self-harm.RECORDED: JUNE 3, 2020Welcome to the stage, Drew Soffer! Our discussion ranges from the activism shown in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, the value of therapy, frustrations with cancel culture, and more…Drew is a Chicagoan, and stand-up comedian in the making. When she’s not doing shows at the Laugh Factory and Zanies, or working at GrubHub, she hosts a podcast focused on mental health awareness: Doing Time with Drew Loryn (@DoingTimePodcast). We asked her to describe herself in five hashtags, and she responded: honest, athletic, passionate, obsessive and caring. Find her on social media: Instagram @Drew.Loryn and TikTok @DrewLoryn.
54:09RECORDED: MAY 26, 2020We present to you our first guest, Kaitlyn Mayse! In this episode we talk about Kaitlyn's earliest memories as a performer, implications of coronavirus, the importance of arts in society, and more…Kaitlyn is a longtime friend of Alli and Anthony's and one of the most talented people they know. She is a graduate of Indiana University, where she earned a BFA in Musical Theatre and a certificate in dance. Her credits include: 1st National Tour: Bandstand (Jo u/s Julia Trojan), National Tour: Cinderella (Ella), Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Oklahoma!, and Legally Blonde, to name a few. When asked to describe herself in five hashtags, she responded: empath, vegan, storyteller, resilient, and feminist. To find her on social media: Instagram @KaitlynMayse and kaitlynmayse.com.
4:26Welcome to The Hand One's Dealt Podcast! Finally getting this thing off the ground. Anthony and Alli here and we're excited for you to join us on this journey. Follow us on Instagram: @handonesdealt