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June 27, 2022

Matthew Scheall

Summary Jay and Gary are joined in the studio by musician and rapper, Matthew Scheall. Matthew came to music a little later in th…

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June 19, 2022

Ellie Neidhart

Summary To kick off the third season of The Tragedy Academy, Jay and Gary are joined by Ellie Neidhart, the wife of late WWE lege…

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June 19, 2022

The Tragedy Academy 2.0

Summary Welcome to The Tragedy Academy... 2.0! In this episode get the scoop on what we have in store for our relaunch. Jay sits …

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Feb. 7, 2022

Lessons Learned - Season Closer

This week on The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes back musician and producer, Gary DeFranco, for a very special episode: The Tragedy…

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Jan. 31, 2022

Special Guest: Katie Chonacas - Kyriaki

This week on the Tragedy Academy podcast, Jay rolls out a very big welcome for the talented multi-disciplinary artist, Katie Chon…

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Jan. 24, 2022

Special Guest: Ben Dykstra - The Rolling Dragon

This week on the Tragedy Academy, Jay introduces Ben Dykstra, a.k.a. The Rolling Dragon. Born with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Ben ha…

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Jan. 17, 2022

Special Guest: Michael Anthony - Think Unbroken

In this episode of the Tragedy Academy, Jay brings trauma survivor and life coach, Michael Unbroken, on to the show. Michael is t…

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Jan. 10, 2022

Special Guest: Amir Yass - Just Be Kind

In this episode of the Tragedy Academy, we sit down with Amir Yass, digital creator, and LGBTQ activist. As a queer Muslim man, A…

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Jan. 3, 2022

Special Guest: Damien Boath - Down Under the Stars

Welcome back to another episode of The Tragedy Academy; today, Jay meets Australian native Damien Boath. Damien shares with us hi…

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Dec. 27, 2021

Special Guest: Christian Valera - A Superhero's Heart

In this episode of The Tragedy Academy, we meet Christian Valera. Christian runs a YouTube channel where he dives deep into the M…

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Dec. 20, 2021

Special Guest: Dee McB - Compassion Fatigue

This week on The Tragedy Academy, Jay invites Dee McB. Dee is a zookeeper and lover of all animals, and in this episode, we get i…

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Dec. 13, 2021

Special Guest: Aliza Sherman - Mindful Moments

In this installment of the Tragedy, Academy Jay welcomes Aliza Sherman to the show. Aliza is an author, entrepreneur, and web pio…

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Dec. 6, 2021

Special Guest: Max Lemberger - The Greek Chorus

In this episode of The Tragedy Academy, we meet runway model and actor Max Eric Lemberger. Max's journey into acting and the fash…

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Nov. 29, 2021

Special Guest: Alexandra Pacheco - Life's Ladder

In this episode of the Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes gymnast turned firefighter Alex Pacheco. Alex shares her journey battling wi…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Special Guest: Zelda Black - Butterfly Words

Welcome back to another episode of The Tragedy Academy; this week on the show, I welcome Zelda Black to discuss her new book, But…

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Nov. 15, 2021

Special Guest: Rachel Macdonald - Supposed to Suffer

On The Tragedy Academy; this week, we welcome Rachel McDonald to discuss her experience living with Endometriosis, a rarely diagn…

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Nov. 8, 2021

Special Guest: Edison Jakupi - Questionable Behavior

On this installment of The Tragedy Academy, Jay is joined by actor, model, and podcaster Edison Jakupi. Edison is the host of Que…

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Oct. 25, 2021

Special Guest: Kirk Nurmi - Greatness Unchained

In today's episode of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes actor, author, and former attorney Kirk Nurmi. Kirk has written numerous …

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Oct. 18, 2021

Special Guest: Mirko Castagna - Just Keep Trying

In this episode of the Tragedy Academy, we welcome Mirko Castagna to the show. Mirko is a recovering nicotine addict; he was a sm…

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Oct. 11, 2021

Janet Conroy-Quirk: National Plus Guide

On this installment of the Tragedy Academy, writer, actor, and speaker Janet Conroy Quirk is in the studio. Janet is an advocate …

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Oct. 4, 2021

Special Guest: Ryan Cooper - F@#% It. Why Not Me.

Today on The Tragedy Academy, I welcome Ryan Cooper, entrepreneur and author of the book Fuck It: Why Not Me. In this episode, Ry…

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Sept. 27, 2021

Special Guest: Jaymes "The Face" Anthony

In today's episode of The Tragedy Academy, Jay speaks to Jaymes "The Face" Anthony. Jaymes is the host of the YouTube show Jaymes…

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Sept. 20, 2021

Special Guest: Kent Lawlor - Second Grade

In today’s episode of The Tragedy Academy, Jay speaks with the author, schoolteacher, and single father of three children, Kent L…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Special Guest: Zain Aftersound

In today's episode of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Zain of Aftersound. Zain gives…

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