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#81: James had the great granddaughter of a Titanic survivor on his podcast "Your History Your Story". We discuss this & more on Kickass Boomers today!

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Release Date: 04/25/2022

#90: Episode Replay - Judith Stevens Explains Who Edgar Cayce Is & Why You Should Care show art #90: Episode Replay - Judith Stevens Explains Who Edgar Cayce Is & Why You Should Care

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#81: James had the great granddaughter of a Titanic survivor on his podcast #81: James had the great granddaughter of a Titanic survivor on his podcast "Your History Your Story". We discuss this & more on Kickass Boomers today!

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How impactful are stories? More than you can imagine! That is why we should not let these fade and instead carry on the value along the way by sharing it with others.   James enjoys bringing people and events from history back to life through the telling of stories.  A history enthusiast since his childhood, James loves encouraging people to share stories about themselves and members of their own family trees that will inspire others to do the same.   Did you know that the average person listens to seven different podcasts a week? Baby boomers have a lot of knowledge and...

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How impactful are stories? More than you can imagine! That is why we should not let these fade and instead carry on the value along the way by sharing it with others.

 

James enjoys bringing people and events from history back to life through the telling of stories.  A history enthusiast since his childhood, James loves encouraging people to share stories about themselves and members of their own family trees that will inspire others to do the same.

 

Did you know that the average person listens to seven different podcasts a week? Baby boomers have a lot of knowledge and experience to share with the world. Contrary to common belief, the podcast is easy to do and anyone can start doing it. Baby boomers need to get their voices out there so the world knows they're very much alive and kicking with tons of value to share.

 

Join me in this episode and learn why James Gardner is a Kickass Boomer! 

 

[00:01 - 08:05] How Stories Connect All of Us

  • The power of the love of history and storytelling
    • Reminiscing on the story we get told as kids
  • James recalls how a simple question from his daughter kickstarted his podcasting journey
    • There is more to podcasting than just pretty buttons

[08:06 - 17:47] Tragic Stories to Share to the World

  • Why you don’t need expensive equipment to start a podcast
  • James’ interview with the great-granddaughter of a Titanic survivor
  • Climbing a human chain and losing the baby in her arms

[17:48 - 31:14] Capture the Stories and Carry them Forward

  • How telling stories is a more memorable than plain facts
  • The importance of capturing your personal history - don’t let it fade away
  • Why Boomers should carry the stories forward being raised by the greatest generation

[31:15 - 43:39] Closing Segment

  • Keep up and take advantage of the technology
  • Connect with Terry Lohrbeer!
    • Links below
  • Final announcements

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“Once you start looking into the story and you find out, it's so interesting, you create this connection and bond that can ever go away.” - Terry Lohrbeer

“Stories are the best way to tell the history and learn history.” - James Gardner

“It's those [personal history] stories that I think are so important to capture because they will disappear in a couple of generations if people don't keep telling those stories.” - James Gardner

 

Email [email protected] to reach out to James Gardner, check out his podcast Your History Your Story and connect with him through social media #yhys

 

Resources mentioned:

The American Heritage Book of the Presidents and Famous Americans by American Heritage

 

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