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The Tragedy Academy

Season 2

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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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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Aug. 9, 2021

Special Guest: Jennifer Menendez - The Yellow Rose

In this installment of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes long-time friend Jennifer Menendez. Jennifer wears her heart on her slee…

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Aug. 2, 2021

Special Guest: Andrew Nethery - "BURY US!" A PUNK ROCK UPRISING

On this episode of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes documentary filmmaker Andrew Nethery. His new documentary, Bury Us! A Punk R…

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July 26, 2021

Special Guests: Andre & Niki Linear - Don't Forget Unity

On this installment of The Tragedy Academy, Jay is joined by two good friends, Andre and his makeup artist wife, Niki. Together, …

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July 19, 2021

Special Guest: Lucas Hill - The Spirit Molecule

In today’s episode of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes Lucas Hill, personal trainer, and seeker of insight and wisdom. Lucas tak…

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July 12, 2021

Special Guest: Theoni Bekiari - "I am here."

In today's episodes of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes Greek actress Theoni Bekiari. Theoni was born in Greece but now resides …

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July 5, 2021

Special Guest: Amy Lerie - No plan B's and no giving up

In today’s episodes of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes singer, songwriter, and soon-to-be actress Amy Lerie. Amy shares with us…

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June 28, 2021

Special Guest: Christine Twyman - We're all traumatized children

In today's episodes of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes actress and director Christine Twyman. Chrissy breaks down the concept o…

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June 21, 2021

Special Guest: Karen Laven - The Other 23 Days

In today’s episodes of The Tragedy Academy, Jay welcomes Karen Laven. Karen is the author of The Other 23 Days: Scores of Alterna…

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June 14, 2021

Special Guest: Jordan Delagrange - Martial Arts & Wellness

In today’s episode of The Tragedy Academy, Jay is joined by Jordan Delagrange, a martial artist, stunt-man, and healer. Jordan en…

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June 7, 2021

Special Guest: Glauco Araujo - Nurture your love

In today’s episodes of The Tragedy Academy, Jay is joined by Brazilian actor and dancer Glauco Araujo. Glauco walks us through hi…

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May 31, 2021

Special Guest - Demi Ramos - From 0 to 100 with the right attitude

In today’s episode, Jay interviews Demi Ramos; model, artist, and host of the podcast “It’s Real” with Jordan & Demi. Demi shares…

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May 24, 2021

Special Guest - Sharon Green - "Everything is written within our star…

In today’s episode, Jay talks to Sharon Green, a Reiki Master. She talks about her awakening and passion.

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May 17, 2021

Special Guest Niloo: Simplify it to love

In today’s episode, Jay speaks with Niloo, a full-time Actor, Vocalist, and Stand-Up Comic in Los Angeles. Her Persian roots make…

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May 10, 2021

Special Guest: 'The Entertainment Guru' Mike Barker

In today's episode, Jay is joined by 'The Entertainment Guru' Mike Barker, who has worked with top-notch celebrities. He is an en…

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May 3, 2021

Special Guest: Sarah Donna - Everyone needs an awkward phase

This week's academic is five-time Miss Michigan, professional ring girl, and circus trapeze artist Sarah Donna. With such incred…

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April 26, 2021

Special Guest: Jaz Brown - Facing Adversity One Problem at A Time

In today’s episode, Jay is joined by Jazmine Brown of “Just Jazz”. She has a podcast and YouTube channel. She utilizes her authen…

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April 19, 2021

Special Guest Autumn Karen: Epilepsy Awareness - Hermione's Story

Jay talks with Autumn Karen on a challenging subject – A rare chromosome disorder C22C her daughter Hermione had. Sadly, they los…

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April 12, 2021

Special Guest: Tapanga Lee - Heavy Metal Stereotypes

Jay opens the show with an impactful line, pointing out that the podcast was launched to bridge social divides and a judgment-fre…

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April 1, 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. …

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