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Maria, AnnMaria and Ronda on starry background
Maria & AnnMaria talk about Ronda's theory that everyone has an interesting "back story". That is, people are much more than what you see on the surface. We also talk about how we live in "parallel universes" from much of the world - in what we have, what we do and where we go. Book recommendations for looking beyond your own bubble - Irena's Children, A Hutterite Life, My Mother Was Nuts

Everyone has a back story & parallel universes

AnnMaria and Maria
AnnMaria & Maria talk about small things you can do to resist the Trumpskis. is a good way to support companies and put your money where your mouth is. Maria talks about being stopped at the airport EVERY DAMN TIME she comes back into the country because her name is Maria Ortiz and how the Muslim travel ban is impacting legal immigrants. AnnMaria's swearing rant starts about 17 minutes in. If the word 'fuck' offends you, quit listening after 16 minutes. Also, she discusses why Jesus Christ was a bad ass and Christian hypocrites.

Small things to make a difference: Beyond hashtag activism

Pete Antico
Maria and Pete Antico compare mothers. Pete and AnnMaria rant about their concerns for the environment and how the decisions we make now will affect future generations. AnnMaria discusses her Catholicism and why Jesus Christ was a badass. FYI Pete is an amazing stunt person, author and producer who happens to have Tourette's. AnnMaria and Pete discuss their ideas for a reality show based on the Rousey-DeMars- BurnsOrtiz family.

Encore: Pete Antico – Stuntman, Writer, Producer & happens to ...

Chuck Zito and AnnMaria
This episode exceeds Maria's quota of one swear word per episode, with our guest Chuck Zito who has been a Hells Angel, contestant on Chopped, stunt man, actor in Sons of Anarchy, Oz and many more. We discuss life changes in every way from going from Hells Angel to stunt man. Chuck and Maria also talk about overcoming obstacles from stereotypes of bikers to prison (yes, prison). AnnMaria takes him up on his offer to 'Ask me anything.' [Click here to get Fish Lake on Steam as mentioned on the podcast.]

Ch-changes and Hells Angels: Guest Chuck Zito

Maria and AnnMaria recording
AnnMaria and Maria talk about making their ideas a reality, including ignoring those who tell you that it can't be done or even if it can, you aren't the one to do it. We also discuss how you can 'walk the walk' about supporting small businesses, helping our troops, made in America - small things you can do to make the world a better place.

Making Your Wild Ideas Come True

hayward throwing a young person
Hayward Nishioka has represented the U.S. in the world judo championships, won the Panamerican Games, coached at the world championships, written several judo books published by Black Belt and is an international level referee. He joins Maria and AnnMaria today to give us his advice on how to live a good life based on the lessons learned from judo.

Way more than ordinary judo player: Hayward Nishioka

Jonah the sound guy
Sometimes a podcast goes over time but we have some wisdom from our guest that is just too good to not use. Today, Jonah Linder, also known as The Sound Guy, has put together for your holiday listening pleasure, a collection of these bits from Justin Flores, artist and athlete/coach, Sean Stone, historian and media personality (soon to be media mogul), Jose Gonzalez, middle school history teacher and father, Venadito Sanchez, teacher of Nahuatl and dance. Each gives their advice on the important things in life.

Bits Too Good to Miss

Kellie wearing 7 Generation Games shirt
Kellie Cunningham discusses the film she is co-producing on the Olympic Auditorium and Aileen Eaton. If you don't know, Aileen, a famed promoter in the 1940s was the first woman inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. She also happened to be Judo Gene Lebell's mom. Hear Kellie tell why Aileen never won any mother of the year awards, as well as her take on what a producer does and how to get into the business.

Ways to Make it in Hollywood with Guest Kellie Cunningham

Maria, largely unsuccessfully, tries to get AnnMaria to focus on the topic of how to overcome the inertia of consumers to get them to try our new app, Making Camp. AnnMaria rambles on about sex, Simpsons, invisible magic wands and shoe sales. She also defines a common factor and gives a tip for helping your child succeed.

New Apps and Yes-butter, or, The Real Competition