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Episode 2 is live!

In this episode we hear from Holly Franklin.  Holly lost her hand when she was 29, so her experience is quite different than my own.  Even so, we have many similarities, including a reliance on humor to get us through!  Also, she has an Australian accent, so…there’s that.  We have a great conversation about her story, prosthetics, how she deals with people who stare and her incredible invention, the 1-Up hair tie!

Holly’s been gracious enough to donate THREE 1-Up hair ties for POH listeners!  How cool is that??  Enter below for your chance to win!

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Also, here the link to the piece I wrote about my grandpa that I mention in this episode: Heaven Gained A Hero.

Lastly, dont forget to send me a question for Ask Ryan!  It can be about anything.  I’ll try not to ridicule you like I did Brandon T.  No guarantees, though.

Hope you enjoyed the episode!  If so, I’d love if you left a review on iTunes and a comment below!

It’s finally here!

The debut episode of Podcasting One-Handed is up and running (subscribe on iTunes here and/or checkout the bottom of this post!).

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, actually.  In fact, I went to school for radio and TV broadcasting back in 1997, so this is kind of a rekindling of that passion.  And I have way more control than when I was working overnights at an AM radio station!

My hope for this podcast is for it to be fun, interesting and helpful.  In future episodes I’ll answer questions from listeners and I hope to have many, many guests on.  People have such cool stories and I can’t wait to hear them and share them with you!  Some people who have already agreed to be on: Aron Ralston, Holly Franklin, Noah Galloway, Jen Bricker, Kristy Allison-McDonald…and I’m hoping to speak with Sarah Herron, Josh Sundquist, Kevin Connolly, Nick Vujicic, Sean Stephenson and more!  If you have other ideas of who you’d like to hear from, please let me know!  I also love music and sports, so I wouldn’t be surprised to hear from some of them, too.

In this, the first episode, I got to talk to two people.  The first one is Jim Abbott, my boyhood hero.

Jim with my team, the Brewers

Jim with my team, the Brewers

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Questions For My Mom

July 5, 2012 — 8 Comments

My mom is awesome.

Vintage photo of mom and me.

To that end, I’m going to be recording a podcast with her soon and I need your help.

I have a bunch of personal questions that I’m curious about, but I’m sure many of you are interested in things that I wouldn’t think to ask.  So…what questions would you ask her?

I’m going to be asking her about when I was born and how that all went down and I have some questions about how she raised me.  How did she instill confidence in me?  How did she deal with people staring?  Was it challenging to teach me how to do things being that she had two hands?

Please leave your questions for my mom in the comments or email them to me through the Contact page.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this.  I think it’s going to be incredibly helpful.

Thanks for participating and keep an eye out for the podcast!


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