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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 Yassai - 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 - The Heart of a Superhero

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. 26, 2021

The Tragedy Academy

disORIENTATION The Tragedy Academy is a show created to bridge societal divides in a judgment-free zone using candor and humor. W…

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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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Nov. 1, 2021

Special Guest: SFC Brandon Lloyd - Beneath the Scars

In this episode of the Tragedy Academy, we meet SFC Brandon Lloyd (Ret). Brandon is a multi-deployment combat veteran who has gai…

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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: Singer/Songwriter 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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Sept. 6, 2021

Special Guest: Hernando Del Castillo - I Am Just Gaying

In today's episodes of The Tragedy Academy, Jay invites the host of the podcast I Am Just Gaying, Hernando Del Castillo. Hernando…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Special Guest: Gary DeFranco - Diversity - Part 2

Welcome to sophomore year at The Tragedy Academy, where with an open mind and a sense of humor - we see how past tragedy lays a f…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Special Guest: Gary DeFranco - Diversity - Part 1

Welcome to sophomore year at The Tragedy Academy, where with an open mind and a sense of humor - we see how past tragedy lays a f…

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Aug. 16, 2021

Special Guest: Freda Jing - Tenacity

In today’s episodes of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes Freda Jing, or as she has coined herself, a Hexagon threat. Freda courag…

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