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In this episode of Student Affairs Voices from the Field, Dr. Jill Creighton welcomes Andrew Hua, a Chinese Vietnamese higher education scholar and practitioner currently serving as the Director of Student Affairs Case Management Services at the University of California, San Diego. Andrew's journey into student affairs began as an undergraduate student involved in leadership activities, leading him to pursue graduate programs in student affairs. He initially worked in residential life roles and later transitioned into case management. The conversation delves into how case management adapted to remote and hybrid models during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on building strong relationships with students even in virtual settings. Andrew shares his unexpected transition to the interim director role at UC San Diego and the challenges he faced during this significant shift in responsibility. Mentorship, support, and collaboration are highlighted as crucial aspects of professional transitions in student affairs. Andrew also discusses his decision to pursue a Doctorate in Education (EdD) while managing his leadership role and the challenges and rewards of such a commitment. Throughout the episode, Andrew's journey exemplifies the importance of mentorship and support during career transitions in student affairs, as well as the significance of building rapport with students and colleagues, even in remote or hybrid work environments. He emphasizes the value of seeking and accepting support from mentors and peers when navigating transitions. Please subscribe to SA Voices from the Field on your favorite podcasting device and share the podcast with other student affairs colleagues! TRANSCRIPT Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:02]: Welcome to Student Affairs Voices from the Field, the podcast where we share your student affairs stories from fresh perspectives to seasoned experts. This is season nine on transitions in Student Affairs. This podcast is brought to you by NASPA. And I'm Dr. Jill Creighton. She her hers your essay Voices from the Field. Host welcome back to another episode of Essay Voices from the Field. Today we are heading to sunny Southern California to meet Andrew Hua. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:30]: Andrew is a Chinese Vietnamese higher education scholar and practitioner. Currently, Andrew Hua serves as the Director of Student Affairs case Management Services at the University of California, San Diego. Before starting at UC San Diego, andrew served as a higher education professional at the University of California, Berkeley and Washington State University. He received his Master of Arts in Student Affairs administration degree from Michigan State. Go Green. Go Spartans. And he received his bachelor of arts in sociology degree from the University of California, Riverside Go. Highlanders. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:00:59]: In addition, Andrew is the 2023 2025 Asian Pacific islander knowledge community cochair Andrew's various experiences in cris management, behavioral threat assessment, nonclinical case management, residential life, Greek life, student conduct conference services, and student government, along with his desire and passion to learn for developing students holistically as leaders, citizens and scholars in a safe and welcoming community is the foundation of his student affairs experience. Personally, he'd like to share that he's a huge Disney fanatic and loves photography. So you could say that his hobbies are going to Disneyland and taking pictures. However, he has other Hobies as well. He enjoys playing volleyball board and video games and going on foodie adventures and hiking. Andrew, so thrilled to have you on SA voices thank you. Andrew Hua [00:01:40]: I'm excited to be here with you as well. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:01:42]: We learned from your bio you are not only the current co chair of the Apikc for NASPA, but you are also transitioning in other areas of life with a recent permanent position and also doctoral studies. So a lot going on for you in the transition space. But as we like to start each episode before we get into the journey, would love to know your come up story. How did you get to your current seat in higher ed? Andrew Hua [00:02:05]: Yeah, it's not a traditional pathway. I would have to say. I'll share that it started off traditional. As a young undergraduate student, I got involved in leadership, had the opportunity, had great mentors, advisors, and he said, have you ever thought about doing something like we do and doing student affairs? I was like, I have no idea what that is. And from there, it started with exploring graduate programs and then applying and getting in. So I went to Michigan State University, which was awesome. Go Spartans. And then from there, all my background has been residential life, so res life at Michigan State residence, life at Washington State residence, life at UC Berkeley, and then my transition from Berkeley to where I'm at now the University of California, San Diego, is case management. Andrew Hua [00:02:54]: It was a unique space. I wanted to get back to Southern California, and I started exploring different opportunities and found myself as a case manager. I saw transferable skills and over. In three years, there's been a lot of transitions from case manager to now serving as the director of the Student Affairs Case Management office. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:03:13]: That's an incredible jump in three years to go from the individual contributor role to leading the entire team in such a short span when it was kind of a new functional area for you, but also kind of not, because what ResLife staff member is not doing case management and maybe just not calling it. Andrew Hua [00:03:27]: That 100% agree with you. I think Res Life has given me so many opportunities in understanding different areas and field of work. It felt really good to transition to that. But you're right. I would say it was one I think most folks face this. I transitioned in 2020 from Res Life to case management. A whole new field of work, kind of. And then from 2020 to 2023, I was working remotely hybrid, somewhat in person. Andrew Hua [00:03:56]: So lots of transitions and even transitioning to being interim director. Then director has its own transition too. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:04:03]: Let's talk about doing case management in the hybrid and remote space, because I think case management especially is one of the areas of student affairs where there may be some hesitations from leadership to be okay with that because of the sensitive nature of what these types of cases can be. We're seeing students who are having mental health emergencies. We're seeing students who have personal crises. And there can be something impersonal about doing that level of connection with another person through the Internet. So tell us about how you navigated that. Andrew Hua [00:04:32]: Yeah, it was very interesting. I think we've all adapted in 2020. Students had to adapt, professionals had to adapt, and the only way to connect was virtually. So I think we had to find a way to find that connection. And one of the connections I was able to build is how do we build rapport with students? Get to know them as if we were getting to know them as if they were sitting right across from us, getting to know who they are as a person, getting to know what their interests were, understanding what their challenges are and what are their primary and I guess primary priorities when they come meet with us. Right. It's not about let's talk about anything and everything. It's about what do you need at this moment? And I think that's where I felt the students felt like they were being heard. Andrew Hua [00:05:13]: We've continued to do hybrid now because that's what the students want. We've done assessment. They've said majority of time we would like to have zoom. Do we do offer in person. But the students choose that because it's convenient. It allows them to be in the space that they're most comfortable, not in an office that they're not familiar with. And they also get to choose the time much more conveniently to them. They have to walk across campus, take in travel time. Andrew Hua [00:05:37]: So I think all things that I think about leadership, my leadership and my supervisors, when we have conversation about how do we conduct our work, if the students feel safe in their space, there's less risks of them spiraling or their mental health being flared up, and we're able to kind of navigate that with them. Of course, we do run into some of the situations where students do end up having a cris over the phone or over zoom, but we have our resources intact, right? That's where we'll de escalate. We'll do our best to contact resources off the side, whether it's contact another team member via teams, zoom, et cetera, to help us get the resources to the student if we know where the student is at that moment. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:06:19]: So it's allowed you to work faster? In some ways, yeah. Andrew Hua [00:06:22]: More efficient and effective ways at times. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:06:24]: You mentioned that you took on an interim position before becoming the director. How did that know? Andrew Hua [00:06:30]: That was a unique situation. I was not expecting. I did my role as the inaugural case manager and outreach specialist at UC San Diego. And my role. I was learning, and I felt really comfortable after a year. And I was ready to meet for my annual performance evaluation with my supervisor and say, like, I'm ready for more. Ready to look at what does it mean to be a case manager that takes on the designee responsibilities of my director when they're out of the office. And then I went into that meeting, and my director shared, you know what? I have some news to share with you. Andrew Hua [00:07:02]: I have actually accepted another position. I'm like, I didn't even get a chance to share about my goals for the next year, et cetera, because the next thing that came up was, Andrew, we've talked to leadership, and we think you'd be great to serve as the interim director. And I was shocked. I was like, it was one year in. Granted, I received positive feedback for my performance throughout, but I was not expecting that. So I had a moment of pause before I actually accepted. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:07:27]: Think the more realistic way is you were freaking shook. Andrew Hua [00:07:32]: You are absolutely correct. I was I was not expecting I was like, I've done one year in this field, they're asking me to be interim director. I was like, okay, let's chat about that. What does that look like? So I was shook. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:07:43]: That is a really different conversation than. Andrew Hua [00:07:45]: The one you expected to have 100%. So granted, it was a great opportunity. And I did get to sit down and talk about, like, I really enjoyed working with my supervisor. And I said, I will accept it under one condition, is that you continue to serve as a mentor. And that the leadership that is still here that I will report to, also will serve as mentors too. Not just supervisors, but mentors to mold me into a great leader. Why take on the interim role? Dr. Jill Creighton [00:08:15]: That is a really amazing ask. We talk a lot in negotiation skills about things you can ask for that is not necessarily based salary, like vacation days and other types of things. But asking for someone to serve as a mentor is a really great pro tip, especially if you're taking on something that maybe you have your own reservations about. Andrew Hua [00:08:33]: Yeah, 100%. And I can tell you, they all agreed. They're like, absolutely. We will continue to serve as mentors and consult as you navigate this water until this day. I still have mentoring moments with them. Like every month, we have something scheduled with my previous supervisor and the leadership here at UC San Diego. So it's not gone. It still continues, even though I have taken on the permanent role. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:08:56]: When you take on an interim role, and especially in the way that it was offered to you, it doesn't really give the team a lot of transparency. That can feel a little bit scary to the team when all of these changes are happening suddenly. How did you navigate the waters of moving from a fellow case manager to supervising others? Who were your direct peers and maybe had no idea this was coming? Andrew Hua [00:09:15]: Yeah, that was a tricky area to kind of navigate. But in much reflection, I did inquire why me? Why my position? Why am I being selected? I think that was important for me to understand. And what was shared with me was my inaugural role. The student affairs case manager and outreach specialist. That was the starting point. The future and strategic plan was eventually this role would become the Assistant Director or would eventually become the designee overall for any Director responsibilities. When the Director was out and the entire team knew that when they did their search for the position, the entire team knew that the Student Affairs Case Manager and Outreach Specialist role was going to evolve into something of leadership. So I think that's when it made me feel a bit more comfortable with knowing that the team knew this. Andrew Hua [00:10:05]: They all had opportunities to also apply for the position and show interest. I think the other piece for me is I took it in my own responsibility to connect with my colleagues. I checked in with them and shared hey, of course, when the announcement was made, I connected with them afterwards and said, I wanted to check in with you. How are you feeling about the decision? What are some challenges that may be coming up, or how can I best support you in this interim phase? My colleagues actually embraced me. They're very happy. They're like, we are so happy that we have an interim director. We've seen what this department has been like when there is an interim director, and some of them shared with me that they're glad that they didn't want it. We had no plans. Andrew Hua [00:10:48]: They did not want to be the room director. So glad you accepted. We will happily work with you. And I think the year that I got to spend with them was awesome. We collaborated on so many projects, so they knew who I was, they knew how I worked, and in no way, shape, or form was their conflict. It was all collaborative and learning, and most of them had skills that I learned from that helped me kind of build on the interim position. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:11:11]: The interim year is starting to come to a close. It's time to think about whether or not that permanent position is something you want to do or don't want to do, because you had the opportunity to learn over the course of that year. Tell us about how you made the decision that, yes, you do want to go for the permanent position. Andrew Hua [00:11:27]: Yeah, that was a lot of thinking. I knew when I accept interim role, it was also a place of, like, I feel like I'm interviewing for this position too. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:11:39]: For a whole year. Andrew Hua [00:11:40]: For a whole year. And I also was in a place of, I'm going to look at this opportunity as interim to decide whether I would actually enjoy this work. I was going to look at this interim opportunity to also understand if this will propel me for future professional opportunities. And I think both were yes. Right at the end of the day, I enjoyed the work. I enjoyed that this pathway was probably going to lead to new opportunities for my next career step. I enjoyed working with the staff that helped support students. I do miss working with students quite often, but this gives me a different level of work, and there's a different type of feeling when I'm able to support my staff and they are coming back. Andrew Hua [00:12:22]: During our Kudo sessions. We appreciate your leadership. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your consultation. These are folks that have done case management much longer than I have. Some of my colleagues come from a social work background, and when I am able to provide my expertise and we are working together to provide an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach, it feels good. So I think overall, those are a couple of things that came to mind. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:12:47]: You decide to go for the role, you do have to do a full, real search to get the position. What was that like to go from being a person who was leading the team to a person who is now interviewing for your own job again with that team and with your supervisors? Andrew Hua [00:13:03]: That was a fascinating experience. In my interim role, we had vacancies, and I had to hire a couple of folks as well. So I hired those folks, and then in turn, they have to decide whether I get to continue or they interview me. And my feelings were kind of mixed. Right. Is that there's a fear because as an internal candidate, they get to see everything. As much as we'd like to ensure that it's unbiased process in any hiring, recruitment, there's some bias that I believe does permeate into the space of like it comes into feedback and how we see others. But overall I'm laying out there and they can see everything, whether I present it in the interview or if they've seen it in the past in the work that I've done. Andrew Hua [00:13:43]: I think the other piece was also excitement. It was an opportunity for me to share the great work that we've done and share where we can go. Because I have had some time internally to think about strategically, if I were to take on the interim director position, lead this department at full capacity, where could it really be? So those were kind of the two mixed feelings. I was going in and then of course, it's kind of awkward going in and you see all the familiar faces and you have to like, let me tell you how I do my job, or how I think the job can. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:14:11]: Be done, or here's how I think I do the job. And then maybe what they're receiving from you is not aligned with their experience with you. It's a weird place to navigate. Andrew Hua [00:14:20]: Yeah, absolutely. Every has their perceptions and thoughts. So yeah, it's a unique experience to be in. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:14:27]: You get the position, you're sitting in that seat now. What was the transition like for you from moving from the interim space to moving to the full time space? Andrew Hua [00:14:35]: I'll be very honest, it wasn't too big of a transition. I felt like I was already doing the role at full capacity. If anything, I felt comfortable making long term decisions. So there were things that we tested out in the interim. I was like, we're just doing this interim, we're going to pilot it during the interim. But now coming out of interim and being the full time official director, I was like, it worked, let's make it official. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:00]: Stick it. Andrew Hua [00:15:01]: Yeah, let's stick with it, put it into place, iron it out, cement it in. And those practices are in and they run so efficiently and effectively. So I think most of the part it's just like, okay, now I can put yes permanent stamp on it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:15]: All the while you're doing this interim position, this job search internally, you're also pursuing the Edd, which is taking up a ton of time and energy. How's that going? And how the heck are you balancing that with taking on this brand new and very big job? Andrew Hua [00:15:32]: I don't know what I was thinking. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:15:35]: I think someone may have cautioned you in that regard. Andrew Hua [00:15:39]: I've had great mentors who cautioned, but also said that they would support me in whatever decision I go with. And I will say there were a lot of things that were coming to mind. I had applied during my interim phase and I got in during my interim phase and I said yes to the Edd. So it was kind of like a weird situation where I said yes to Edd, even though I knew I didn't have the official position, because I was like, this is always something I wanted to do. I always wanted to get my doctorate. I wanted to also get back into classroom and learn. I also wanted to be innovative. And then some of that is for me as an individual, I needed some structured learning and structured growth opportunities, and the Ed program provided that. Andrew Hua [00:16:23]: And I think it came down to be like the reverse round. Like, I am in the Edd. Do I take on this director role permanently? Because I could have gone back and been the assistant director. Because during my interim role, I also made some changes to my old position as strategically set in stone in the past. So, yeah, I was like, I said yes to the Edd. I feel good about the director role. I'm going to say yes to this, and I will say I have not regretted it. It has been tough, it has been exhausting, but I have not regretted the decision because I honestly think it has only made me a better leader and a better director and a better student affairs professional. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:17:03]: What are your strategies for finding time to be a person or to take care of yourself while you're doing these things? For those of you who can't see Andrew put out his. Andrew Hua [00:17:14]: You know, that's a good question and a hard question. I think I started off pretty strong in my first year of my doctorate and also the official director role by sticking to a routine. And I had support from my supervisors and leadership. Right. It's at 05:00 p.m.. There's no contact for me. We are non clinical case management and work related stops at five. And I've seen this where my leadership has told other leaders on campus, like, you will not hear from Andrew until he comes in at 08:00. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:17:44]: A.m., that is amazing support. Andrew Hua [00:17:46]: Yeah. When I saw that email, I was like, I feel I can fully put my work from eight to five and really be myself after that time. Right. And I think the balance after 05:00 is where does education and fun time go? And that's been a bit of a challenge. But my first year again, right, I had a structured set up. I had a number of hours. I would do some studying, and then after that, I can watch TV, I can play games, I can do whatever. Of course, schedules change up where friends come in town and we make modifications. Andrew Hua [00:18:16]: But I think that's the biggest thing is that my leadership supported me in my academic journey and I was dedicated to finding balance in my life. Now year two, and now almost going to year three, there's been a couple of changes, transitions, but all still the same goal of trying to be like, no, at five, I'm done 08:00. I'll come back the next day and then stick to my studies at the evening as much as I can. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:40]: And we're looking at Dr. Hua 2024, right? Andrew Hua [00:18:42]: Oh, you know, possibly if I really hunker down, it could be 2024. If not, it will be early 2025. So fingers crossed. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:53]: We'll say hashtag Dr. Hua class of 2025 or sooner. Andrew Hua [00:18:58]: Yes, I will take it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:18:59]: You're also taking on the role of running for and being elected the co chair of the NASPA Apikc while you're doing this interim and now director role and while you're doing this Edd program. So you just kind of were like, bring it on. I want all the things tell us about that journey. Andrew Hua [00:19:17]: I feel like you got my resume somewhere. Yeah. I'll be very honest. All these decisions were also encouragement from mentors people I respect, and also during my interim phase, which is very unique for those who know how KC election works. There's, in between KC chair appointments, they do an election. So you have elect year if you are selected. And during that time, I was interim and, you know, exploring opportunities. I had people saying, you would be awesome. Andrew Hua [00:19:48]: You should nominate yourself to go be a co chair. We have another colleague that would be awesome to team up with. So having spoken to my co chair, who is Michelle Chan now, and we found some common ground and some excitement behind potentially being co chairs, and we went for it. I was like, in a day, someone else probably will nominate themselves, we will go through the ballot and I might not get it, and that's fine. Why not put my name in the hat, see what happens? Little did I know, name got pulled. Yep. I am now the co chair. And I was like, oh, boy. Andrew Hua [00:20:24]: So I took the year of being a chair elect for KC as seriously as possible and learned as much as I can. It is a lot of work. Kudos to many of my previous Apikc, NASPA Case, NASPA Apikc co chairs. Y'all do a lot that is not seen. So kudos to those folks and how do I manage it all? I try to find a balance with my co chair, and I go back to previous co chairs and be like, give me your tips. What have you done? What can I do better? So it's a lot. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:20:52]: I think what we're hearing from you is that the leadership in the KC space is truly a service to the profession. I know that when we think about leadership development theory and different ways of leadership, oftentimes we think of the figurehead as having decision making authority and number of other things. But while that is true, especially in the KC space. The corralling and consensus building is really one of the most important things that the KC chair can do. I always view you all as the stewards of the KC for the time that you're elected. I talked to Shakura Martin about their journey to the NASA Board chair recently. They said it's a stewardship of the organization, it's not Shakura's agenda. And the same thing is true for the KC roles. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:21:32]: It's Andrew's Stewardship of the KC. Not Andrew's Agenda for the KC. Andrew Hua [00:21:36]: It truly is not my agenda. The leadership team are great folks who are motivated, excited, who want to give back, who want to engage. So it's really supporting some of their ideas. And of course, our constituency, when the constituency speaks and shares their ideas, we'll both look at ways on how we can incorporate, how we can make it come to life. So truly, I think the other way I navigate is taking on this co chairship is my amazing leadership team does amazing job. They are awesome. So their excitement, their drive also excites me and pushes me to continue to push forward with all the responsibilities of being a co chair 100%. It is not my agenda. Andrew Hua [00:22:16]: It is all about what our community needs. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:22:18]: You have been a tremendous guest for the theme of transitions. Given all of the transitions going on in your world, what advice do you have for listeners who are going through their own transitions in their professional life, in their service life, or in their life life? Andrew Hua [00:22:33]: I think for me, the biggest thing I learned is not to do it alone. Every transition comes with its challenges. And for those who are great higher ed and student affairs folks, challenge and support, right? Balance it out. Find the support to help navigate those challenges. I have mentors that are outside of this country that I connect with that help support me as well. So I would say don't do it alone. And you have people around you that are rooting for you to go through that transition and they'll be right there beside you. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:23:01]: It's time to take a quick break and toss it over to producer Chris to learn what's going on in the NASPA world. Christopher Lewis [00:23:07]: Thanks, Jill. So excited to be back in the NASPA world and as always, there's a ton of things happening in NASPA and I always love being able to share with you some of the great things that are happening. 2024 NASPA Institute for New AVPs is coming up January 25 to 27th in Atlanta, Georgia. The NASPA Institute for New AVPs is a foundational three day learning and networking experience designed to support and develop AVPs in their unique and challenging roles on campus. The Institute is appropriate for AVPs and other senior level number twos who report to the highest ranking student affairs officer and who have been serving in their first AVP or number two position for not longer than two years. It sounds like something that you would love to be a part of. To learn more about, go to the NASPA website under Events and click on 2024 NASPA Institute for New AVPs. So, in January 2024, january 27 through the 29th in Atlanta, Georgia, is the 2024 NASPA AVP Symposium. Christopher Lewis [00:24:18]: The NASPA AVP Symposium is a unique and innovative three day program designed to support and develop AVPs and other number twos in their unique campus leadership roles. Leveraging the vast expertise and knowledge of sitting AVPs, the Symposium will provide high level content through a variety of participant engagement oriented session types. This professional development offering is limited to AVPs and other number twos who report to the highest ranking student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions. Additionally, Vice Presidents for Student Affairs and the equivalent who are presenting during the Symposium may also register at a discounted rate and attend April 20 eigth through the 30th of 2024 in Doha, Qatar, is the 18th Annual Manassa NASPA Conference. The Manassa NASPA Conference provides student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address and support college students. Higher education is witnessing a wide array of challenges, especially in the area in the era of fast technological evolution. Thus, this three day conference by NASPA and the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia Manassa area is an opportunity to connect with colleagues regionally and abroad to talk about these emerging technologies. The conference is going to provide space for discussing innovative ideas, adaptive approaches, use of technology, best practices, lessons learned, and provide tools to understand the next generation of student affairs. Christopher Lewis [00:25:57]: If you want to know more about this great conference and travel to the Middle East to meet so many of your colleagues, go to the NASPA website and check it out for yourself. Every week we're going to be sharing some amazing things that are happening within the association. So we are going to be able to try and keep you up to date on everything that's happening and allow for you to be able to get involved in different ways. Because the association is as strong as its members and for all of us, we have to find our place within the association, whether it be getting involved with a knowledge community, giving back within one of the centers or the divisions of the association. And as you're doing that, it's important to be able to identify for yourself where do you fit? Where do you want to give back? Each week. We're hoping that we will share some things that might encourage you, might allow for you to be able to get some ideas that will provide you with an opportunity to be able to say, hey, I see myself in. That knowledge community. I see myself doing something like that or encourage you in other ways that allow for you to be able to think beyond what's available right now. Christopher Lewis [00:27:10]: To offer other things to the association, to bring your gifts, your talents to the association and to all of the members within the association, because through doing that, all of us are stronger and the association is better. Tune in again next week as we find out more about what is happening in NASPA. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:31]: Wonderful as always to hear from you, Chris, on what's going on in and around NASPA. Andrew, we have reached our Lightning round segment. I have seven questions for you in 90 seconds. Andrew Hua [00:27:42]: Oh, boy. I'm ready. Here we go. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:44]: Question number one if you were a conference keynote speaker, what would your entrance music be? Andrew Hua [00:27:49]: I would choose finesse by Bruno Mars. I don't just I feel like I would walk up with some finesse. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:27:55]: Number two, when you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Andrew Hua [00:27:59]: Oh, when I grew up, I'll be very honest. I wanted to be a dinosaur. I wanted to walk around like a trex. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:07]: You can still do that? Andrew Hua [00:28:08]: I still do sometimes. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:10]: Number three, who's your most influential professional mentor? Andrew Hua [00:28:13]: That's a difficult one. I have a lot of mentors that have inspired me to do many different things, so I unfortunately, cannot just provide you a name. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:22]: Number four. Your Essential Student Affairs. Christopher Lewis [00:28:24]: Read. Andrew Hua [00:28:24]: I'm reading too much right now, so there's too much in my doctoral program to read, so I can't pick one. Sorry. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:30]: Number five, the best TV show you binged during the pandemic. Andrew Hua [00:28:34]: I would have to say I've jumped back into Criminal Minds, and Criminal Minds is just something I really enjoy. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:40]: Number six, the podcast you've spent the most hours listening to in the last year. Andrew Hua [00:28:44]: In the last year, honestly, the quickest thing for news for me is up first. I like to try to get little bits and get on it. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:28:51]: And finally, number seven, any shout outs you'd like to give, personal or professional? Andrew Hua [00:28:55]: Personally, I would probably just shout out my parents. I wrote it in my application. I write it in my dissertation everywhere and my work, that they are truly who inspired me to be a disruptor in education and how to disrupt some of the systematic challenges and systems of oppression. So they're my personal shout out and professional shout out. I would have to say there are a number of folks from Glinda Guzman, Sonny Lee to Alison Satterland, all folks who have inspired me. And if I'm able to shout out you, Jill, you have influenced me in many ways and also inspired me to do many things. So those are a couple folks. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:29:34]: It's been a wonderfully, rich conversation to talk to you about your transitions today. If others would like to reach you after the show, how can they find you? Andrew Hua [00:29:42]: If folks want to reach me, there are two ways I recommend finding me on LinkedIn. You can try to find me with my LinkedIn name, which is H-U-A-N-D-R-E-W just my last name, hua. And then Andrew. Or you can contact me via email, which is ah u email@example.com Andrew. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:00]: Thank you so much for sharing your voice with us today. Andrew Hua [00:30:03]: Thank you. This was great. Thank you for having me. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:06]: This has been an episode of SA Voices from the Field, brought to you by NASPA. This show is always made possible because of you, our listeners. We are so grateful that you continue to listen to us season after season. If you'd like to reach the show, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on LinkedIn. By searching for Dr. Jill L. Craighton. We welcome your feedback and topic and especially your guest suggestions. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:31]: We'd love it if you take a moment to tell a colleague about the show. And please, like, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening now. It really does help other student affairs professionals find the show and helps us become more visible in the larger podcasting community. This episode was produced and hosted by Dr. Jill L. Craighton. Produced and audio engineered by Dr. Chris Lewis. Dr. Jill Creighton [00:30:54]: Guest coordination by Lu Yongru. Special thanks to University of Michigan, Flint for your support as we create this project. Catch you next time.
Want a job like someone on Criminal Mind, CSI, or S.W.A.T.? If you're curious about what it takes to secure an “as seen on tv” job, then listen to Megan Riksen and Grace Joaquin discuss the realistic side of these trendy careers. Hear from crime scene technician and GV alumni, Mallory Kaysserian, as she goes in-depth about her experiences in the field. Read the full transcript here. #STEM #criminalminds #FBI #CSI #trendy #gvsu #gvcareers #worklikealaker
It's another case that didn't age well! We're headed to a Texas border town to figure out why white men are racist! It's another Criminal Minds recap! Due to the nature of the show, there will be discussion of violence and sexual assault. Original theme music composed and performed by Nate Youngblood. This podcast was produced by Nate Youngblood.
Welcome to Cryptic Soup, your after-dark podcast filled with nightmares that haunt the daylight. From murders, to crimes, to cryptids, to anything in between, you can learn about what might be going bump in the night. In this week's episode, join Thena and Kylee as we talk about a sick and twisted man that is better known as Peter Kürten, the Düsseldorf Vampire. Peter was a German serial killer who murdered and sexually assaulted multiple people in 1929. Not only did Peter have a lengthy criminal report, but he also had many weird motives, crimes, and overall tendencies. Our sources for this weeks episodes: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Peter-Kurten https://www.biography.com/crime/peter-kurten https://www.crimelibrary.org/serial_killers/history/kurten/terror_2.html https://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/kurten-peter.htm The Secret Killer (1965) Profiles of the Criminal Mind by BBC The Monster Within: A True Story of Bloodthirst, Brutality and Barbaric Evil by Ryan Green Peter Kürten: Der Vampir von Düsseldorf by Erich Schaake (In German, needed to use a translator)
Lex Medlin is best known for his characters Beau Finado from CSI: Vegas, Owen French in Drop Dead Diva, and Detective Andy Williams in Southland. He has also guest starred on countless shows such as Supernatural, Monk, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hot in Cleveland, Castle, The Mentalist, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Shameless, Mayans M.C. as well as over 100 national commercials.
The strike is over and the tentative agreement is here for us to vote on by December 5th. To give you all the most information I can during this voting period, I wanted to bring you tow special guests: Charlie Bodin and Kevin E. West, members of the SAG Negotiating Committee. You may know Charlie from Halt and Catch Fire (2014), Good Trouble (2019) and Hindsight (2015), while Kevin can be seen on The Righteous Gemstones, Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, CSI: Miami, Justified, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI, and dozens more. After 118 days in the negotiating room, they take us on a journey through the step-by-step process of the tentative contract and share their insights into the ever-evolving landscape of our industry. We're getting a look inside the room where it happened, the gains won and the concessions made, especially as it pertains to AI. As SAG-AFTRA members, it's crucial that we stay informed and participate in shaping our future. Let's come together, and make an educated choice, whether that leads you to a “Yes” vote or a “No” vote. Together, we can shape the future of our industry and protect the rights of all actors! Watch the Full Video Podcast Here! 00:00 — Intro 01:57 — Charlie & Kevin Intro 03:00 — Being on the SAG Negotiating Committee 06:00 — The Process of Negotiating with the AMPTP 11:16 — Coming back to the Table 13:32 — Putting Together Presentation for Deals 16:39 — Talking Contract Points 19:12 — Landing the Tentative Agreement 24:50 — Volunteering 26:20 — 118 Days In: Coming Back to the Table 30:00 — The Heroes of the Strike & Contract Achievements 34:38 — Contract Specifics & The Challenge of AI 44:05 — Seeing the Contract & Complaint Forms 49:57 — The Delay on Getting the MOA Resources Mentioned in This Episode: ★ 2023 TV/Theatrical Contracts: Member Info Meeting 11/13/23 ★ Kevin E. West IMDb ★ Kevin E. West IG @thekevine ★ Kevin's Links ★ Charlie Bodin IMDb ★ Charlie Bodin IG @charliebodin ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯ Want more? Join The Membership & Check out Patreon for bonus episodes! And don't miss all the content on IG and as always at, OneBrokeActress.com And if you're needing some personalized help from Sam, you can schedule a chat with her right here. Don't forget to join the mailing list here!
Episode 427... it's World Television Day, punkers! Milestone episode for the BGP as the Mad Ax attempts to do a solo show for the first time ever. He could only muster a half-hour show this time. In addition to the television openers, be sure to check out our Punk TV playlist over on YT. The rest of the show is a tribute to Thanksgiving. Have fun stuffing your turkey, punkers. Thanks for tuning in. In the episode, Mad Ax stupidly forgets to mention the background music; both songs are listed below. He also forgets to say, "Long Live Punk!" And the last song is called "Zero Thanks Given." Rookie... enjoy!Listen to Episode 427: (scroll for set list)On ARCHIVE.On Apple or Google Podcasts, hit "play."On blogspot, play it below:Listen to The Brothers Grim Punkcast:ARCHIVE.Org - hear/download past episodesPUNK ROCK DEMONSTRATION - Wednesdays 7 p.m. PSTRIPPER RADIO - Fridays & Saturdays 7 p.m. PSTApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsContact Brothers Grim Punk:email@example.com - In a punk band? Send us your music! Want us to make you a punk song? Email us some lyrics!@Punkbot138 on Instagram@BrosGrimPunk on XMore Punk Music:Bandcamp - Follow us and download our albums: Brothers Grim Punk, Fight Music, and more!YouTube - tons of punk playlists, from Anarchy to Zombies!Aggressive Punk...MTV Sux 0:49 The Burls FA-Q Class of 1997Television 1:07 Rouse Deep WoundKill Your Television 1:06 Fanzui Xiangfa Criminal MindsOuch, My Childhood 2:35 The Hextalls Play With HeartTelevision (bkgrd) 2:04 Bad Religion Stranger Than FictionThanks 0:20 Odie Thanks, I Hate It Thanks 0:28 Praiser 711 Thanks 0:45 Society's Ills Society's Ills Thanks, It Came As a Set 0:06 Common Enemy T.U.I. Thanks, Asshole 0:56 Flesh Eating Creeps The Book About the Movie Thanks For Asking 1:07 Snubbed Set Me Free Thanks For Nothing 2:05 Rancor Memories of Tomorrow I'll Thank You in the Morning 2:00 Urethra Franklin and the Ghetto Children Fast Cars, Nudie Bars, and Facial Scars Say My Thanks 1:16 7 Seconds Take It Back, Take It On, Take It Over! Thank U 1:52 Aggressive Touch There's Something in the Back of Our Minds (split w/ Nudist Island) *check out Let Them Eat Cock by Fight Music* She's Giving Me the Creeps 2:24 Screeching Weasel Kill The Musicians (2023 Remaster) Cold Turkey 0:22 Race Condition Cold Turkey EP Turkey Meat 1:12 XXXMas 4 [they put out 5 Xmas albums in 2021] Thanksgiving 1:06 Tear the Place Apart! Live Together or Die AloneThe Day I Ruined Thanksgiving (bkgrd) 2:22 The Underwear Serpents Offensive to All 5 Senses0 Thanks Given 2:39 Gymshorts 90 MPH! 7"
In this episode, I tell you about a shocking case of India's youngest serial killer.At the tender age of 7, Amarjeet committed a series of murders that defied belief - mainly his mother's belief.Brace yourself for a journey into the disturbing mind of a child turned serial killer in "Tiny Terror."It's the case of serial killer Amarjeet Sada right now on Love and MurderNow part of the Darkcast Networkwww.darkcastnetwork.com✨✨For a commercial-free episode, pictures, and more head to our exclusive group at www.patreon.com/loveandmurder✨✨
Hello, my friends!Today on the show I am going to be talking about the gruesome, grizzly, gory, but very interesting book, "Mindhunter" by John E. Douglas.This book is not for the feint of heart, so I warn you in advance that there is going to be some rough content in this episode, even though I'm going to try to censor specific details about crimes.If you're interested in learning about a true-crime FBI profiling book about what makes the worst of the worst tick, then check out this episode!Thanks for listening!
Didn't get enough fairy tales last week? Don't worry, we've got more! It's another Criminal Minds recap. Due to the nature of the show, there will be discussion of violence and sexual assault. Original theme music composed and performed by Nate Youngblood. This podcast was produced by Nate Youngblood.
Courtney and Rose bring you a hilarious recap Netflix's 2023 romcom "Love at First Sight" where no intrusive though go unspoken. A story about fate and how it brings bright-eyed bushy-tailed young people together, despite their stupidity. The dark humor is elevated by our recent binging of Criminal Minds, and the inappropriate humor is brought to you by our immaturity. Enjoy!
Matthew Gray Gubler takes his first stab at directing in this terrifying episode full of amazing guest stars. Move your family out of Ashburn, VA immediately - it's another Criminal Minds recap! Due to the nature of the show, there will be discussion of violence and sexual assault. Original theme music composed and performed by Nate Youngblood. This podcast was produced by Nate Youngblood.
GUEST 1 OVERVIEW: Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H is a board-certified Forensic Psychiatrist ; Trial Expert Witness, & Columnist of "Inside the Criminal Mind" in Front Page Detectives (FrontPageDetectives.com) is available for interviews and analysis. Dr. Lieberman was trained at NYU-Bellevue including the Forensic Unit where she was Chief Resident in Psychiatry and where all the notorious criminals are held and at Anna Freud's London Clinic. She's also the author of many best selling books including Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets and author of the book Lions and Tigers and Terrorists, Oh My! Learn more at www.expertwitnessforensicpsychiatrist.com and also at www.drcarole.com GUEST 2 OVERVIEW: Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit that is helping hundreds of communities provide bulletproof vests for their police forces through sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has decades of law enforcement experience and is a decorated US Army Veteran. www.investusa.org.
Random killings are taking place all over Providence, but don't worry, the BAU is on the case. And they're sure to use innocent people as bait. It's another Criminal Minds recap! Due to the nature of the show, there will be discussion of violence and sexual assault. Original theme music composed and performed by Nate Youngblood. This podcast was produced by Nate Youngblood.
One day, Sheryl Green realized people-pleasing was getting her nowhere. She had trouble saying no to friends and family, until she hit the old metaphorical brick wall. That's when she discovered what a boundary is. When Sheryl was growing up, she dreamed of becoming an FBI profiler and hunting down serial killers. A wicked cool job that would have been, if you ask me … I mean, I've seen almost every episode of Criminal Minds … at least until Shemar Moore left the show. She earned a master's in forensic psychology until she realized she'd rather not spend her days inside the minds of criminals. Her path took her instead to mental health, customer service, public relations, education and the nonprofit world, including animal rescue. As a relationship expert, she has now authored six books, including "Surviving to Thriving: How to Overcome Setbacks and Rock Your Life," "A Pet Parent's Guide to First Aid and Prevention" and "You Had Me at No: How Setting Healthy Boundaries Helps You Banish Burnout, Repair Relationships and Save Your Sanity." I brought Sheryl on to the podcast to talk about exactly that. Boundaries. Especially the boundaries we need to set and maintain when we're facing or healing from the loss of our best fur friends. What to listen for 4:19 How others can be inappropriate with our grief 9:30 What boundaries are and why they matter 15:01 How to assert your boundaries 21:10 Why having a "boundary buddy" can help 35:04 How standing up for ourselves maintains our self-worth Where to find Sheryl Sheryl Green Speaks You Had Me at No on Amazon Sheryl's books on Amazon Facebook Don't forget Get $10 off your first 12 months of Help Texts --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/onelastnetwork/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/onelastnetwork/support
In May of 2014, two young girls lured their friend out to the woods during a game of hide-and-seek, and stabbed her 19 times, after claiming a fictional creature from the internet ordered them to do so. But once a cyclist came across the victim, clinging to life, the other girls' plan veered off course. This is the story of Peyton Leutner, also known, as the Slender Man stabbing. BONUS EPISODES Apple Subscriptions: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/going-west-true-crime/id1448151398 Patreon: patreon.com/goingwestpodcast CASE SOURCES 1. Creepypasta: https://www.creepypasta.com/slenderman/ 2. ABC: https://abcnews.go.com/US/mothers-teens-pleaded-guilty-slender-man-stabbing-case/story?id=52739807 3. Oprah: https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/tv-movies/a29591703/slender-man-stabbing-true-story/ 4. Good Morning America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFiJvVGzdpo 5. SourceFedNerd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKG81xQjPzc 6. The Game of Nerds: https://thegameofnerds.com/2017/11/24/the-slender-man-movie-from-photoshop-contest-entry-to-horror-film/ 7. Beware the Slenderman: https://www.hulu.com/watch/2faf31a7-bee6-4357-aa18-8026fca1e2bb 8. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/waukesha/news/waukesha/2021/04/15/slender-man-stabbing-anissa-weier-should-released-attorneys-say/7236515002/ 9. Oxygen: https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/anissa-weier-to-be-released-from-mental-health-facility 10. The Cinemaholic: https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-the-survivor-payton-leutner-now/ 11. KLTV: https://www.kltv.com/2021/09/14/slender-man-stabbing-victims-family-nervous-about-release/ 12. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: https://www.jsonline.com/story/archives/2020/09/02/slender-man-stabbing-timeline-geyser-weier-cases-wisconsin/3803170002/ 13. NBC: https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/slender-man-stabbing/slender-man-creator-speaks-stabbing-i-am-deeply-saddened-n122781 14. New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/movies/slender-man-timeline.html 15. All That's Interesting: https://allthatsinteresting.com/payton-leutner#:~:text=Born%20in%202002%2C%20Payton%20Leutner,was%20often%20sitting%20by%20herself. 16. Criminal Minds: https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Anissa_Weier_and_Morgan_Geyser#:~:text=Geyser%20was%20born%20on%20May,grew%20up%20in%20Waukesha%2C%20Wisconsin. 17. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: https://archive.jsonline.com/news/crime/critical-hearing-in-slender-man-case-to-begin-today-b99520903z1-307851871.html 18. TMJ4: https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/waukesha-slender-man-stabbing-case-morgan-geyser-withdraws-petition-to-be-released 19. New York Magazine: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2015/08/slender-man-stabbing.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Chris Newbold: Hello, well-being friends and welcome to the Path to Well-Being In Law Podcast, an initiative of the Institute for Well-Being In Law. I'm your co-host, Chris Newbold, executive vice president of ALPS malpractice insurance, and I'm once again joined by my favorite and only co-host of the podcast, Bree Buchanan. Bree, how's it going today? Bree Buchanan: Good answer, Chris. It's going great. Great to be here with you. Chris Newbold: Obviously most of you know Bree. Bree continues to be a forceful advocate in the well-being space working for Krill Strategies and doing a number of different speaking engagements around the country. So again, most of you know by now that our goal here is to introduce you to thought leaders doing meaningful work in the well-being space, in the legal profession, and in the process build and nurture a national network of well-being advocates intent on creating a culture shift within the profession. And I got to tell you, one of the things that I think I've come to realize the more work that I've done in the well-being space is the power of storytelling and the power of what motivates people to get involved in things that are close to the heart or things that have had a personal impact on individuals. And today's guest I think really epitomizes when something can happen in your life that changes the course of life. There is certainly a notion of that propelling a passion and an interest in an issue, and that certainly is the case with somebody that we really love in the well-being movement. One of the newest additions to the Institute for Well-Being in Law's board of directors, and that's Javoyne Hicks out of Georgia. I'm going to let Bree introduce Javoyne to the listeners, but just know she's one of my favorite people. It's really a joy to bring her on this particular podcast, and so much of why I do this work is because of stories like you're going to hear from Javoyne. So Bree, love it if you could introduce Javoyne to the listeners. Bree Buchanan: And I've just been so happy that Javoyne has joined us on the board of directors and she just has this quiet, persistent, persuasive nature to her, and you're going to hear about all the things that she's been able to achieve. So Javoyne Hicks serves as the chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Lawyers Living Well Committee and is a member of the executive committee for their State Bar's Board of Governors. She helped develop the State Bar of Georgia's first Wellness and Practical Skills, 12 hour CLE, which now, which is coming up in just a few days, is really blossomed into a wellness institute, and I'm excited Javoyne to get to be one of your speakers at that too. She has spearheaded the movement to create a wellness center as part of the State Bar of Georgia, and really just all of these developments have her fingerprints on all of them as a catalyst for what's going on there. Javoyne's goal is to normalize the attention everyone should be paying to their own well-being and minimize the stigma that exists that keeps people from seeking help when needed. As such, Javoyne serves on the board of IWIL and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. In her day job, and yes, besides all of that, she also is the chief senior assistant district attorney in the Fulton County District Attorney's Office. So welcome Javoyne. Thank you for being here today. Javoyne Hicks: Thank you so much, Bree, for having me. I'm really excited about being here. Just as excited as I'm about being on the IWIL board. Very excited. Bree Buchanan: Absolutely. Javoyne, I'm going to ask you the question that we ask everybody on the podcast at the beginning to tell us why you are such a passionate advocate for well-being in the legal profession. What is in your life that really drives that passion? Javoyne Hicks: Well, Bree, that question is one that most people ask, but it started over 18 years ago. It was 19 years ago now when the father of my children and a very exceptional lawyer was dealing with depression and refused to get the assistance that he needed because he said, "I'm a good lawyer. I know that despite the confidentiality that exists, good lawyers can get past those guidelines and can get access to information." He did not want people to know that he needed help, so he wouldn't go get help in August of 2004, so it's been 19 years, he died by suicide because he would not get the help that he needed. I have two extraordinary daughters who were five and seven at the time. And I had to watch them like hawks. It was apparent that there were mental issues in his family that existed and were known, and he had examples of his uncle was a member of the bench in Detroit for 30 years. He was diagnosed, he took medication, and was still successful. But yet, and still even having that example that you could deal with it and still be successful, he still didn't want anybody to know he needed help. And so my fight, and the reason I do this work is to normalize the conversation around mental health and wellness and how it is okay not to be okay. And it's important that you get the help that you need, and like I told my children, "We are not going out like that. We are going to make sure that every way possible that is available for you to get help. If you need it, we're going to get it." My oldest is now an attorney herself, is an assistant DA like me. Bree Buchanan: Oh my goodness. Wow. That's exciting. Javoyne Hicks: But she does work that is human trafficking work and it is very difficult for her. Sometimes because she takes it home, because she wants to help these children and she can't help the children and the justice system doesn't necessarily help these children. And just yesterday it's like sending her a new list of people to choose from to find a counselor to release that pressure. She knows it's okay to get help because we've had that conversation so that she won't be like her dad. And I have to add that his sister also died by suicide a few years after that. So it's just ingrained that if I can save a life, I'm going to do that. Bree Buchanan: And I have no doubt that you have already through all the work in the advocacy that you have done, and your daughter is a new lawyer too. Javoyne Hicks: She is. She's only been practicing two years. Bree Buchanan: The extra pressures that young lawyers are dealing with too. Javoyne Hicks: Yes. Chris Newbold: Javoyne, tell me about, again, this notion that so many lawyers are prone to suffer in silence. And just give me your impressions of, I mean obviously I think a lot of us surmise what the why is, right? But the notion of, in the time that's went by, do you feel like there have been positive evolution in this area within the legal profession that it's as bad as it's ever been? What's your general sense of where we're at in terms of, again, lawyers being willing, able, and making that step to be able to talk about issues as opposed to suffer in silence? Javoyne Hicks: I do believe, Chris, that we have made major strides in lawyers going and deciding to get help and not suffering in silence in the same way. And a lot of that has to do with the work that we all are doing here as far as just giving it a voice. Because a lot of times people didn't know that other people were dealing with the same stressors. Unfortunately though that number that still feels like if they need help as a lawyer, if they tell people they need help, then people won't come to them for help and therefore they won't be able to be the lawyer and have their livelihood that they need. Because if you can't, people just think, "Well, there's something wrong with them, so let me go to another lawyer." That's the reason it's so important to normalize this conversation. When people realize that we all have mental health issues, it's just in differing degrees of what's happening in their life at the time and that it's okay, then you won't see someone and judge them. There's that stereotype that, and I don't know why we have placed this different attack on the mental health versus physical health. There's a difference. And until we conquer that, we're going to have to continue to deal with that issue. But it has gotten better and a lot of students, the law school students, because law schools are talking about it and including wellness as part of their processes, even if it's not part of the curriculum, they have someone in the schools who address mental health. And so there are a lot of younger lawyers that aren't putting up with some of the things that we, as I would say, seasoned lawyers had to deal with in just expressing our growth. I work in the office and I've been a prosecutor off and on for most of my career, and now I'm back into it and there was no saying, "Mental health day, okay, well take your file with you and come back tomorrow." I mean, that just wasn't part of the conversation. And now it is. You can take a sick day if you need it to regroup. And one other thing that we also tell people is that you don't have to wait until you're in crisis. As we spread that message that has helped to be able to say, "Hey, reach out, talk to somebody. You're not in crisis. You just had a bad day." Because you want to get to the point where you're not waiting until you're in crisis in order to get that assistance. And that helps across the board. Bree Buchanan: It makes such a difference. And because of that stigma, when I was a director of a Lawyers Assistance Program, what I saw over and over again, what you'd always think after you'd answer the phone is, "How could this person wait so long?" And that really is an issue. People terrified of the blowback, and so they just don't ask for help. And it's not that it's too late, but it's just so much more difficult too. Javoyne Hicks: So much more difficult. Chris Newbold: And don't you think, Javoyne, that when we talk about this culture shift that's needed in the legal profession, that it is... Progress feels to me like the ability to raise your hand and say, "I need help." And to not be judged, to not feel like, "Well, how's this going to affect my standing in the firm?" That seems to be a pretty critical element of success in a culture shift, is that maturation toward that level of vulnerability that people when they're struggling mentally have the ability and feel like they're going to be supported, not the opposite. Javoyne Hicks: And that's so true and that's why it's so important, if you can, in your wellness journey to find partners that are leaders in either the firm. We try to partner with as many judges as possible because lawyers do what judges say is okay to do. And so when you have a respected judge, especially because when you have judges who will go and say, "I get counseling." I mean, I had one of my judges who can be as honorary as he wants to be on the bench, but he spoke at one of our wellness CLEs last year and he talked about he goes to counseling every week. And so in my mind I'm like, "Well, what would you do to people if you didn't because you are something else." But that made it okay for a lot of people. It resonated that this judge says he gets counseled, this judge, especially. When you have someone in leadership that people look up to and they are willing to say that they get help and you see that they're still able to carry on their jobs, people still respect them. Then you get other people that say, "Okay, well it's okay for me to go get help too." And that's what we work towards. We partner with people especially that are in the field and doing well. The partners, I don't have as much myself impact with partners, but we partner with people who do, who are in the big firms. A lot of the big firms have instituted either a wellness partner or they have a counselor within the firm that people can go to. And so they're seeing that they get a better product from a well lawyer, and they can see that it always comes down to the bottom line in those instances. And when you can show the bottom line not only does not decrease, but increases when you have well lawyers and you support your lawyers, it makes a difference. Chris Newbold: Javoyne, we're obviously recording this during suicide prevention month, and I know that you've thought a lot about this topic. What do you believe the profession should do to prevent more suicides? What's actually effective in your mind in terms of suicide prevention? Javoyne Hicks: Talking about it, just like we said. I mean that right there is the number one way to help the profession and reduce the number of suicides among our profession because when people know that they can talk about it, we normalize the conversation, it's not a closed door conversation anymore. We're having these seminars, we're having these CLEs, we're inviting our CLE that's going to happen on at later this week. We have a full judges panel of judges who are talking about the things that they have gone through. I remember one of our CLEs was very powerful because we had a judge that talked about dealing with substance abuse. What? That never would've happened before. When you have someone that is willing to put themselves out there, other people are willing to go and get the help that they need. To me, that's the number one thing. Continuing to provide these educational opportunities, these conversations where people can hear from others who aren't just talking about it but have lived through the struggle, lived through the struggle. And I say that again, lived through the struggle, so that there's a positiveness on the other side. Doesn't mean the struggle is over, but they're living through it and able to show others how they can make it work for them. And so that to me, number one, hands down, that's why I also work beyond our legal profession in working with suicide prevention on a broader scale. Our teens are suffering at alarming rates and that's social media driven in my mind. And there's data to support that. When you see it looks like everybody else's life is perfect, it makes yours look not so great. So we have to work on that. But conversation is the number one key in my opinion. Chris Newbold: And it feels like, I just love what you said about it's the living through it and the ability to be able to reflect and share those stories. It does feel like one of the things that makes me optimistic is that more and more attorneys are willing to do that at all sorts of various phases of their career, which ultimately either gives them the courage to be able to either pivot or seek the resources that they need. But as we all know, there's so many different degrees of surviving through it, but all of those degrees are important, whether it's contemplating situations where Lawyers Assistance Programs step in, or even just the average associate who doesn't feel like they belong in a law firm culture and wants to talk to somebody about it. Javoyne Hicks: Exactly. Chris Newbold: All sorts of stressors and anxiety creating things that happen to all lawyers. But if we again, kind of internalize it and don't feel like we can talk to others about it, then in some ways we may be part of perpetuating it. Javoyne Hicks: Correct. I totally agree with that. One of the things that we, in Georgia, besides starting a suicide prevention and awareness committee, we had a state bar president who died by suicide and the president of the bar at that time, she took it upon herself to establish a suicide awareness and prevention committee, and we did a full year How to Save the Life campaign where we worked with ICLE, we did full videos. And that's how I actually started my advocacy because she asked me, because she knew my story because my husband wasn't just an attorney, he was also the county attorney for where we live. And so he was pretty prominent and she knew my story. And so she asked me to be part of that campaign. And what we did was, what she did was work with our CLE approving committee, the CCLC, and got them to approve showing a minute of a segment before every ICLE that year. For a whole year, if you took a CLE course, you heard how to save a life and got information and links to how to get more or see the rest of the videos and that kind of thing. And that campaign was powerful. Bree Buchanan: I bet. Javoyne Hicks: It had to reach everybody because you had to have 12 CLEs so you saw that thing 12 times, at least 12 times. Bree Buchanan: You couldn't get away from it. Javoyne Hicks: You couldn't get away from my face. Bree Buchanan: That's brilliant. Javoyne Hicks: That was one of the faces that took part. Bree Buchanan: That's a wonderful strategy, forced audience. And so you've really been such a leader in the area of instituting well-being, suicide prevention, et cetera. Among the bar associations, and I know we have plenty of listeners who are parts of the state task forces that we work to start around the country. You up lead that effort there in Georgia. Are there other things that you've seen or suggestions you have aside from CLE for what some of these Bar Association folks could be doing around the country? Javoyne Hicks: So one of the primary things, like I said, is having conversation. So it's important to partner with other organizations who are maybe like-minded, but they don't appear that way. I mean, you can partner with your Lawyers Assistance Programs, but you also partner with your local bar associations with their walks. It could be an AIDS walk, it doesn't have to be a walk that's specific. It could be any kind of walk because it's physical activity. You partner with associations that are doing whatever, and they have you come and talk to their people. It could be a class or a session, or it could be like the lawyer's club, for instance, where people are going to get business and interacting for business, but they put you on their program and you're in front of people that you normally wouldn't be in front of because they're not going to come to your wellness CLE, but they're going to go to a business interaction or business meeting or a development meeting. And then you have an opportunity to partner with them. And when you bring people together, then you're spreading your message. You also get some information about building business as you give them information about how to institute wellness in that business. So that's one of the things that we do a lot of as partner with other organizations. Again, not just limited to the legal profession because lawyers are in other organizations as well. So churches, we partner with some church activities depending on what it is because we have a lot of the local bars will have events at church. It may have a Wills seminar, for instance, at a church or adoption day, those are different kind of audiences that you can reach, that you can share information with. And so that's all, again, we're back to communication and conversation. So it keeps coming back to that partnerships. Bree Buchanan: And I love how creative- Javoyne Hicks: Specifically... Bree Buchanan: Creative in finding places to go and share that message. A lot of times we just think up to CLE and then stop thinking, but you've really taken it so much farther than that. Javoyne Hicks: You can't stop thinking because it is not just us. We go home and the family is affected. You may be the only lawyer in your family, but you have other people that are going to their jobs and they're affected by what you bring home. And so that's the reason you have to find ways to include them as well. A lot of times when we partner, even when we're talking about the legal profession, we need to make sure that we're including paralegals and the support staff because they're dealing with that attorney that's maybe struggling and they're covering for them if they're having problems with the way their practice is going because they won't get the help that they need. So we have to have our tentacles out, if you will, to make sure that we're reaching as many people as possible. Bree Buchanan: And paralegals and court staff too. Javoyne Hicks: Yes. Bree Buchanan: Big ally. Javoyne Hicks: Yes. Chris Newbold: It feels like Javoyne, that again, I think my big takeaway from your conversation today, again, anywhere that you can start a conversation within a community of folks who face similar challenges, that's a healthy conversation. Whether it's bringing together county prosecutors and talking about common challenges, whether it's about bringing paralegals together and talking about that nasty boss that makes me feel like I'm not deserving of the recognition that I am. Javoyne Hicks: Exactly. Chris Newbold: Or the plaintiff's lawyers at the trial lawyer conference, somebody getting up there and telling the stories of struggle and perseverance and finding a way through and how, and every time that we normalize a conversation through storytelling, we make it easier for the next person to come forward and say, "I need some help." Or something's structured here in the way that our profession is operating that needs either attention work or probably both. Javoyne Hicks: And one of the things that we do when we partner with Lawyers Assistance Program, they have a program called Lawyers Helping Lawyers. And so just like we said, we want to get to the point where you're not waiting until you're in crisis. So you partner with someone who's similarly situated with this particular problem or issue. It doesn't even have to be a problem, an issue. And you partner with them so they can understand. Because again, we're trying to catch people before things become catastrophic. And so if I'm struggling because I got a major case, or for me, for instance, I have a murder case coming up and it's really gotten under my skin. Before it feels like, "Well, I don't feel like I need to go see a therapist about that. Therapist is not going to understand, but another prosecutor may understand. And because that prosecutor can help me with how to deal with this particular issue, I'm not taking it all on." And it build upon itself so that I am then can't move or I'm so overwhelmed I can't do my job. But if I had just partnered with somebody at that initial phase, then you don't get there. And so I'm all about not getting there as many people I can keep from getting there. And then if you are there, provide the resources that people need to keep going. Bree Buchanan: Support by a peer is just such an effective way to spread the message and support for folks. And I love what you're saying about not even having to go to a therapist, but to be around people who have a similar background, who have faced the same problem and as using your words, lived through it and coming out the other side, really, that can be very impactful and effective. Chris Newbold: Let's do this. Let's take a quick break. I want to come back and Javoyne, I want to unpack some of the stuff specifically that you're doing in Georgia, right? Because again, I think you're leading the charge to the discussion, the conversations, the solutions, and I want to spend some thoughtful minutes in that particular area as well. So we'll be right back. Speaker 4: You expect most things to be easily available online. So why should your malpractice insurance be any different? Your job as an attorney is already hard enough. You deserve an application that's easy. With ALPS, you can apply, view rates, and accept your policy a hundred percent online. Get back to your practice faster and add valuable time back to your day. Want to talk to a real person? Call, chat, email. ALPS is here for you. Bree Buchanan: Welcome back everybody. And we are here today with Javoyne Hicks from Georgia who is talking to us about what all is happening in the state of Georgia around well-being. And she's really shared with us also a very powerful story of her own personal loss that's motivated all of this. Javoyne, let me just drill down a little bit and talking about the well-being movement there in Georgia where you're such a leader, particularly with a state bar and being on the board of governors even. Could you just tell us real quickly what you've done over the past few years, what you've been able to develop, but also really what is your plan for the future? What still remains to be done there? Javoyne Hicks: I can tell you I'm so excited about Georgia and its path toward well-being. I mean, we started as a task force under leadership of one president who was like, it was part of his strategic plan. I was fortunate, and we in Georgia are fortunate that we've had state bar presidents that have put well-being at the forefront of their activities. So the president elect happened to be the one selected to be the first chair of the wellness committee. So when he became president, I was tapped to take over for him as chair of the wellness committee and have done so since then. And so we came from a task force to an established committee of the bar. We took that and established, like I said, that CLE where he actually paid for out of his president's budget to get us going. So we've had tremendous support. We've had, like I said, we had a chief justice of the Supreme Court as part of our wellness committee when we first got started. So when, again, have partnerships and having someone with that voice that can help carry the message. Now, I had to do some work with him too because he would say, "I didn't want to have a CLE while I was breathing for the whole time." So I was like, "Okay, Judge." But we also established CLEs that were wellness CLEs before. To do any wellness activities, it had to be incorporated into professionalism. That was the only way we kind of could couch it in order to do some wellness presentations. So we established a separate CLE that's wellness that you can get credit for all by itself. So we did that. We have subcommittees that focus specifically on well-being, physical, mental, law students, social, so conquering and tackling that you have to only socialize at law firms with alcohol present and making it so that it's acceptable to expand that to mocktails and mocktails being a signature drink as well as... One of the things that I, and some people disagree with me, which is okay, I'm trying to normalize the conversation. I don't want to penalize people who, they like those activities where they go and they get a drink and they drink responsibly. The thing is to make it so that you don't feel like you have to in order to do that socialization. I don't want to make it so that you can't, or you look down on the wellness community if you want to take a glass of wine, but I want to make sure that you don't feel like you have to take that glass of wine in order to be part of that interaction. And so that's the changes that we're making in the mentality of the interaction. We've done that. We've moved on to establishing a wellness... We're right on the cusp. We've got approved for a wellness center. It's talking about moving forward to our future. So we've taken this committee, which is not going to go away because the committee is still part of the bar as a standing committee, but the wellness center will pull together all of the activities that the State Bar of Georgia is phenomenal in the different ways it addresses wellness. So we have the wellness committee, we have the Lawyers Assistance Program, we have suicide prevention and awareness. We have SOLACE, which is the organization that helps when there's a catastrophe that happens in a lawyer's life. The house burned down, there's a major illness, and someone can't continue to practice so they need that other kind of support. I mean, the young lawyers have a Lawyers Assistance Program that they institute, and we also work with our law schools. So the center would bring all of those entities together so that when someone calls the bar and they'll call the wellness center, there's someone that can point them in the right direction, kind of to be the one-stop shop, if you will. So people will know what resources we have and can help people get to where they need to be in order to get the help that they need specifically. That's the goal of the center. Right now, we're going to be virtual, but I'm knocking on that door for a space and I'm knocking on that door for a person and they know I'm coming. They know I'm coming. They already know I'm coming. That's how we're moving the process forward. And again, like I said, we partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We partner with all the local bars. We partner with the affinity bars too, because one of the things we know that wellness has not been... We still have a long way to go when we talk about mental health and people of color because they have a different challenge a lot of times because a lot of their cultures have made a level of stigmatizing mental health in a way that's beyond just general. And so we partner with those bars as well. And then you have that problem in the Black community period, as far as my affinity. And so I work with that as well. Those are the things that we're doing to move forward the bar. And I'm just so excited. I think that Georgia is doing so well in this area. Still a long way to go, but we are moving that bar forward. Bree Buchanan: You really set a great example for others to follow. Chris Newbold: I think one of the things that I most respect about, I'll just call it the Georgia model, so to speak, is that you started small, presumably with a few individuals. Those individuals became a task force. That task force became a center. That center became the impetus, the driving force between the partnerships that's also expanded. I mean, you've in essence built a microcosm of what IWIL is trying to build at a national level, which is you've grown a movement from the concerns that you saw coming out of obviously your personal story. Tell me why you think so many people are leaning into this issue. Because I do think, I mean one of the things that Bree and I are most excited about is, I mean, the number of people who are following IWIL, leaning in, volunteering, saying, "If there's a place I can give back to my profession, this is the place where I want to give back because I think I have something to say or there's something that's bothered me in terms of my own personal journey." So tell me why you think so many people in legal and so many facets of legal are leaning into this particular issue? Javoyne Hicks: Well, I think one thing is that we are doing a better job of meeting people where they are. So a lot of times people don't know they're doing wellness activities. They're doing their activity, but it hasn't been identified. And once you tell them, "You do go walking, right?" And you are working on that committee over there or you have conversations with people about how they're doing in your private conversations. You are a support person for your friends. Do you do know that has value? And that once you tell people, "Hey, that has value." They're like, "Huh, it does." And then they're more willing to share. A lot of times also you just tap people on the shoulder. A lot of times people haven't done anything because nobody's asked them. Bree Buchanan: That's right. Absolutely. Javoyne Hicks: And once you ask them to share their story or tell me how you're working out. When we first started our wellness committee, we had a judge from the federal bench who she was an avid cyclist. No, a runner. She was an avid runner. So we pointed and said, "Would you chair our physical well-being subcommittee and help us, just the runs that you do, just the running that you do so that we can create other people that want to run? The state bar started a cycle, a bicycle section, so hey, when you're doing one of your bicycle sections..." Because they also talk about bike law and blah, blah, blah. But when you're doing one of your rides, we've incorporated their rides into our annual meetings. And so things that weren't connected to wellness, we're now connecting them and people see that they fit and people just, what's the acronym on it? Was it FOMO? FOMO is real. Bree Buchanan: It is. Javoyne Hicks: And if you let people feel like they're going to miss out because they're not participating because you've tapped into something that they're interested in, it's just going to expose them to another way of experiencing it, take advantage of it. FOMO is real. Bree Buchanan: It is. And that's a great motivator. Absolutely. Javoyne, I'm thinking about people that may be listening to this and thinking about what they could do to motivate their state bar. And I'm just curious, did you learn any tips, tricks, things you could pass on to somebody who might be thinking about moving forward to try and create a committee or create a wellness institute, that sort of thing? What worked for you aside from your great passion and persistence, what worked for you? And is there anything that didn't work that you think you would tell people, "Don't do this if you're dealing with your bar"? Javoyne Hicks: I really didn't come across anything that didn't work. Again, I keep going back to conversation. Take a look in assessment, who in your organization or who in the organization, who you want to move, do people listen to, whether it's the chief judge or the bar president, or it could be the executive director of the bar. It could be just, not just, but it could be someone that doesn't have a leadership title but people go to, see what it is they like, don't like and talk and speak to that thing to be able to build that rapport, to build that conversation so that they can buy in to the wellness movement. Because again, a lot of times people are doing wellness things and you just have to talk to them the right way. We just had an example of a judge who was kind of dismissive about helping out. Nobody's going to go out there and say, "I'm anti wellness." They're not going to say that. Not today. They're not going to say that. But you have to meet people where they are. And so saying, "Well, Judge, we don't need you to give us an hour. Give us what you can and let's have a conversation." And he was like, "Oh, yeah, sure." It just came across as a dismissal because of the way it was the first approach. And sometimes you may have to talk to a person a few times to be able to get them to open up and see what you're talking about is not a catastrophic change in what it is they're already doing or thinking about or been exposed to. But if you just come at it, "Oh, you need to do this for wellness and you need to take breath exercises and you need to meditate." I'm not a good meditator. That's not me. I tell people all the time, unfortunately, I calm down by watching Criminal Minds on TV. Bree Buchanan: That's your meditation. Javoyne Hicks: That's my meditation. It helps me sleep at night. Don't judge me, but I'm just saying, find what works for you. And then if you're trying to build something, find what works for them, the person you're trying to convince, find what works for them. And if it's not you that needs to talk to them, maybe it's somebody they already know that you have a relationship with that person and they have a relationship with the other person because it is worth the work. So if it takes a few extra steps to get there, then take the few extra steps to get there. And I promise you, you can get there. Chris Newbold: Javoyne, we know that we have the ability to transform what our profession looks like in our lifetime. You've already mentioned the fact that you feel like in the last two decades, we've come a long way, which gives us optimism that we can continue to transform, I'll just call it poor habits, into healthier, stronger habits that allow us to put well-being as a core centerpiece of professional success. As you think ahead to the future, what does success in the well-being movement look like to you? What type of legal profession would you like to leave? I mean, you have a daughter now in our profession. As you think about her journey, what's your visual notion for what success looks like as we think about what lies ahead? Javoyne Hicks: I would really like our profession to look at how we do business because we have a structure that doesn't necessarily support wellness overall. I'm not going to say that B word, but we all know that it exists and it causes a stress that is like none other and is not always necessary. So some of our clients don't want you to turn around something like in 24 hours in the middle of the night or while you are on vacation because that means they have to then deal with it when you give it back to them. But make sure there's ways to have conversations so that you may not get rid of the B word, but find ways to have different conversations with clients so that expectations aren't just, "Well, we've always done it this way and we know that's what is expected of us." Well, it may not be. So make sure that if you're going to put yourself on that wheel, it's something that your client really needs and desires. A lot of times if you have that conversation about expectations ahead of time, then that can help the flow of how we interact with our clients and therefore how we do business. I would love for us to get to that point where that all-nighter or taking a call when you're on vacation and it's halting your time with your family and your friends that you already planned. You didn't just buy that ticket yesterday to Italy. I'm just saying that because I just got back from Italy, but you didn't just buy that ticket. So you plan this time off so make it so that you can have that time off. Emergencies happen. Yes, we know that. But make sure it's an emergency and make sure that your client understands that. And I think more clients than not would move along so that you know that if they are calling you, it is an emergency. I mean, it's not going to be across the board, but it can be a lot better than it is right now. On the broader front, I am committed to working and trying to find, getting involved with the insurance industry, because if you can make wellness one of the free annual checkups the same way most of the insurance companies have instituted having an annual physical, then you help reduce stigma because everybody's available to get an annual mental health checkup, for instance, and therefore you have somebody that can maybe monitor from year to year if there's some major changes that aren't coming out. Or it allows somebody the freedom to talk when they've been scared to talk because everybody has it as part of their insurance. "It's just my wellness check." And that would go a long way to normalizing the conversation. So that's one of my big heavy lifts beyond just the legal. Bree Buchanan: Well, and I believe that you will accomplish it because it seems that whatever you put your mind to, Javoyne, you do. Chris Newbold: I was just going to say, Javoyne, you are a powerful force in our well-being movement. We are so fortunate that you have joined our ranks. It's a pleasure and a privilege to serve with you on the IWIL board. And we really want to genuinely thank you for sharing your story today and all of the things that I think when you look through such a healthy lens in terms of where we need to go behaviorally, organizationally, through storytelling, through facilitating conversations, there's just so many good nuggets that you've thrown to our listeners today. We are so thankful that you came on the podcast, and we'll always be in your cheering corner as we continue to move on and do great things together. Javoyne Hicks: Well, thank you so much. Thank you for having me. It's been quite a pleasure. And again, I don't talk to you. I'll talk to anybody about wellness stuff. Bree Buchanan: All right. Chris Newbold: For sure. Bree Buchanan: Thank you, Javoyne. Chris Newbold: All right, so for our listeners, we'll be back in just a couple of weeks. Bree and I are kind of contemplating some evolution in the formats of doing some different kind of things, bringing some round tables on, talking about recent news and things that we can kind of weigh in on. And again, continuing to vary the content because if folks are coming to us for content, we want to be right there on the cutting edge of what people are talking about or going to be talking about in the near future, on the well-being front. And so we're excited about some of the things that are coming on the horizon here with the podcast. But again, one special, again, thank you to Javoyne for joining us on this particular podcast, and we should be back in just a couple of weeks with fresh content. Thanks for tuning in.
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Welcome to Felonious Pundits, a Criminal Minds Podcast. Each week, hosts Kantad Svendsgaard and AJ Mass will recap episodes of the CBS show Criminal Minds. AJ has seen the show several times and will be bringing the rewatch perspective of a long-time fan, and Kantad has never seen the show and will be bringing a first watch perspective. This week's episode is all about Season 4, Episode 9 of Criminal Minds, entitled "52 Pickup." Feel free to send us an e-mail with your comments and questions to FeloniousPundits@gmail.com, or follow and contact us via X @podcast_pundits.
We are playing hella mindgames in this episode of ScaryCrit, where we get lost in the trappings of the 2000s trippy thriller The Cell. This has been an episode long in the making and it makes quite a step in our #Roadto100! Bolstered by Melle's delicious passion for this underrated gem, we explore Jennifer and Vince's uncharacteristic roles, the movie essentially being two different stories, the illustration of fantasy and darkness through the mind and the mind itself being the perfect sandbox for The Cell to play with all it's weirdness in. Note: If y'all have not ever watched The Cell, we implore you heavily to please see it before listening. Seriously!Second note: Please don't hold our mispronunciations of Hercule Poirot and Gonjiam against us. Jared got the I and J mixed up and Melle's heart was in the right place. Thank you. Sign Up for our NewsletterFind Us Onlinewww.scarycritpodcast.comTwitter @ScaryCritPodInstagram @ScaryCritPodTimestamps00:01:46 - Negronomicon00:42:00 - Crit01:34:26 - Final CurlsGems from E96Dead Silence (2007)A Haunting in Venice (2023)Murder on the Orient Express (2017)Death on the Nile (2022)Hallowe'en Party (Agatha Christie, Collins Crime Club, 1969, Print)And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie, Collins Crime Club, 1939, Print)Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)Cinderella (2015)Cinderella (2021)Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997)Law & Order: SVU (1999)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)Gonjiam: The Haunted Asylum (2018)Grave Encounters (2011)Bottoms (2023)Shiva Baby (2020)Shiva Baby (2018, short)American Pie (1999)Arrival (2016)What's New Scooby Doo? (2005 - 2006)The Assistant (2020)Goosebumps (2023)Goosebumps (2015)Say Cheese and Die (R.L. Stine, Scholastic, 1992, Print)Night of the Living Dummy (R.L. Stine, Scholastic, 1993, Print)The Boogeyman (2023)Final Destination 6 (upcoming)Final Destination (2000)Final Destination 2 (2003)Final Destination 3 (2006)The Final Destination (2009)Final Destination 5 (2011)Living Single (1993)Criminal Minds (2005 - Present)The Cell (2000)Breaking Bad (2008 - 2013)I Am Legend (2007)Poseidon (2006)Old Boy (2013)Thor (2011)Silence of the Lambs (1991)Hannibal (2013 - 2015)The Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)Insidious (2010)Gran Turismo (2023)The Equalizer 3 (2023)Rustin (2023)Ferrari (2023)My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (2023)Stranger Things (2016 - Present)The Flash (2023)The Crowded Room (2023)The Cell 2 (2009)American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016)American Horror Story: Red Tide (2021)American Horror Story: Hotel (2015)Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (2024, video game)Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (2004, video game)Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012, video game)Paper Mario: Color Splash (2015, video game)Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020, video game)Support the show
Actor Mahryah Shain drops by the Soul Forge to have a chat about a few things. What are we talking about on this episode? In addition to his company More Hair Naturally, we discuss Disney theme parks, Hot Wheels, toys and mental health. But who is Mahryah Shain... Mahryah Shain studied at University of Southern California where he completed a Bachelor's degree. In 1999, he started working as an actor, appearing in TV and short films. Through his career, Shain appeared in TV shows like The Handler, Criminal Minds, Bones and Tales. He also appeared in films like Constantine and Babysitter. Since 2013, Shain has been working as Vice-President of Marketing and Creative Director of the brand More Hair Naturally. He is also a Freelance Graphic Designer that has worked on award season campaigns for films like Vice and If Beale Street Could Talk. Mahryah is passionate about helping people. Although he is the man behind More Hair, he is interested in a total approach to mental health. He believes that the physical affects the mental. If you take your focus off of your body, you can focus on the world and your impact. What is More Hair Naturally? Their mission is to put you back in control of your hair (and life), elevating and raising your self-confidence and self-esteem to the point that you are unstoppable in achieving any goal you set out to achieve. Fighting thinning hair should not be a mystery and comfort should be taken in knowing that answers exist, are easy to understand and are within your reach. However, it's not just about hair loss (that is just the starting point)... It's about taking positive actions to change your life, taking actions to improve your confidence, self-esteem, and overall enjoyment in life. The stronger you are as a person, the more likely you are to make a positive impact on your friends, family, the people you encounter and the world at large. This week's podcast promo: The Flopcast
Just how many banks can you get away with robbing before you're caught? We're going undercover for another Criminal Minds recap! Due to the nature of the show, there will be discussion of violence and sexual assault. Original theme music composed and performed by Nate Youngblood. This podcast was produced by Nate Youngblood.
Bill Dawes is an actor/comic/writer from Virginia with an Aerospace Engineering degree from Princeton University sitting in a storage box somewhere. Bill has appeared in dozens of TV shows, including “Special Victims Unit,” “Elementary,” “Criminal Minds,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” “Royal Pains,” “The Following,” “Sex and the City,” “Damages,” and many more. He has played lead roles in several feature films, including the award-winning independent films “Before the Sun Explodes,” “Evenhand,” and “Fiona.” He also played leading roles in two MGM children's films — “Just for Kicks” and “Recipe for Disaster.” With a Masters Degree from NYU, Bill is 3-time Broadway veteran, most notably originating the role of Paul Hornung in the Tony-nominated play “Lombardi,” directed by Thomas Kail. His most recent Broadway role was Mickey Mantle in the MLB-produced “Bronx Bombers.” As a standup comedian, Bill has performed in over 12 countries, including New Zealand, South Africa, the Philippines, and USO tours of Iraq. Kuwait and Afghanistan. Bill calls both New York and LA his home (depending on his mood) and considers the Hollywood Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club his home clubs. He has more videos than any other comedian on the Laugh Factory Youtube channel (over 50) and has appeared twice on “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXSTV. As a writer, Bill has had several articles published in publications like “The New York Observer,” “Punchline Magazine,” and “Good Men Project.” He has also written for several comics, including co-writing Jamie Kennedy's Comedy Central special “Uncomfortable.” FUN FACTS: Bill's a former professional break-dancer, a former kundalini yoga teacher, and a current Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Connect with us on our website for more amazing conversations! www.brettallanshow.com Got some feedback? Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on social media! IG https://www.instagram.com/brettallanshow/ FB https://www.facebook.com/thebrettallanshow/ Twitter https://twitter.com/brettallanshow Consider giving us a kind rating and review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1486122533?mt=2&ls=1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Adam Ferrara is a tremendous actor and comedian whom I've had the pleasure to know for a very long time in this business. He is known for co-hosting the BBC'S Top Gear U.S. for six seasons. He also starred on the Emmy-nominated FX drama Rescue Me with Denis Leary. He also featured on a number of episodes in the critically acclaimed Nurse Jackie starring Edie Falco. Some of his film appearances include Paul Blart: Mall Cop alongside Kevin James, Little Italy starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen, and Definitely, Maybe with Ryan Reynolds. He has also made numerous guest appearances on hit shows like Criminal Minds, NCIS, and King of Queens over his long and storied career. He is also a two time nominee for the American Comedy Award for Stand-Up of the Year, has made 5 stand-up specials, and has performed for multiple U.S. senators as well as President Clinton. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support
After the BAU makes another funeral all about them, the gang heads to Nashville. Don't worry, it doesn't take a detective to solve this case. Grab your keys, it's another Criminal Minds recap. Due to the nature of the show, there will be discussion of violence and sexual assault. Original theme music composed and performed by Nate Youngblood. This podcast was produced by Nate Youngblood.
In this riveting kickoff to season three of "Media From the Heart," join us as we scrub into the life and times of the multi-talented actress, Jackie Dallas. We're dissecting the intricacies of her remarkable journey - from the surgical precision of the operating room to the finely crafted scripts of the entertainment world.LIsten as Jackie orchestrates her captivating tale, blending the symphony of her early medical dreams with the choreography of her acting journey. From the heartbeats of dedication in the hospital to the standing ovation onscreen, this episode unravels the interplay of surgical precision and thespian elegance.Join us for engaging dialogue that hints at iconic roles, including appearances in shows like Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and Criminal Minds, culminating in unexpected plot twists echoing the essence of her journey. Prepare to scrub in and witness the diagnosis of destiny, a creative arts operation you won't want to miss!FOLLOW JACKIE:OFFICIAL WEBSITEINSTAGRAMFACEBOOKTWITTERIMDBYOUTUBEDisclaimer: As of 2023, the entertainment industry is experiencing the SAG-AFTRA strike. I wish to clarify that this podcast episode featuring actress Jackie Dallas was recorded several months prior to the onset of the strike. Any references made to networks, productions, or industry engagements were accurate at the time of recording and were in no way influenced by or related to the ongoing strike. We extend our support to all individuals and organizations affected by the current circumstances in the entertainment industry.Join my Media From the Heart Facebook Community!
We hope you enjoy today's show that takes a bit of a scientific turn. If you are into True Crime or if you are a Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds superfan, today's topic will be one you love! We are talking about profiling and engaging your community like an FBI Agent. This NSPRA 23 session was a trending session around the seminar and we knew we needed to bring on Sondra Whalen, APR to discuss. Thanks for being here!
John and Craig talk action! It's an all-craft episode about how words on the page become high-adrenaline events on the screen. Using a variety of different scripts, we look at how different styles of action sequences can be used to clearly communicate what is meant to happen in a scene and how it's supposed to feel. In our bonus segment for premium members we try to discuss the Emmys but mostly talk about teenage girls' obsession with Criminal Minds. Links: Action Scenes PDF Scriptnotes Episode 463: Writing Action Entertainment Community Fund – Emergency Financial Assistance CAA Lays Off Agents and Employees From 2020: WGA East and West members voted to approve the new contract Good Sudoku Good Sudoku App Ghosts of Tsushima Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Threads and Instagram John August on Threads, Instagram and Twitter John on Mastodon Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!) This episode was originally produced by Megana Rao. Scriptnotes is produced by Drew Marquardt and is edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at email@example.com You can download the episode here.
Laura interviews living legend Professor Ann Burgess who assessed Erik Menendez and was one of the expert witnesses called by the defense in the 1993 trial. Laura asks Ann about her pioneering work, how she became involved in the Menendez case and what she discovered when she interviewed Erik. Laura and Ann also discuss the timeline and in particular the days leading up to the murders as well as the crime scene behaviour. You will not want to miss this. Listener discretion is advised. Professor Burgess is an internationally recognized pioneer in the assessment and treatment of victims of trauma and abuse, and author of A Killer by Design: Murderers, Mindhunters, and My Quest to Decipher the Criminal Mind, Rape Investigation and Crime Classification. She has received numerous honours and awards for her work and her courtroom testimony has been described as “groundbreaking,” and she has been called a “nursing pathfinder.” Professor Burgess and Lynda Lytle Holmstrom conducted the first study of rape victims and trauma, and that work caught the attention of the FBI which is depicted in the Netflix show Mindhunter (Dr Wendy Carr). It would later inform Laura's work at New Scotland Yard. #MenendezMurders #MenendezBrothers #CrimeAnalyst #TrueCrime #Podcast #TrueCrimePodcast #LyleMenendez #ErikMenendez #KittyMenendez #JoseMenendez #CoerciveControl #MaleViolence #Patriarchy Clips https://www.courttv.com/title/114-ca-v-menendez-erik-menendez-defense-closing-arguments-leslie-abramson/ Sources https://www.courttv.com/trials/ca-v-menendez-1993/ https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/cson/faculty-research/faculty-directory/ann-burgess.html Read Dr Ann Burgess's Latest Book, A Killer By Design https://www.amazon.com/Killer-Design-Murderers-Mindhunters-Decipher/dp/0306924862 Sponsors Go to Microdose.com and use the code CRIMEANALYST to get free shipping and 30% off your first order. Try HelloFresh.com/50crimeanalyst and use code 50crimeanalyst for 50% off plus 15% off the next two months! Kitsch is offering 30% off your entire order at MyKitsch.com/crimeanalyst YouTube, Socials and Website YouTube @crimeanalyst Instagram @crimeanalyst @laurarichards999 Twitter @thecrimeanalyst @laurarichards999 TikTok @crimeanalystpod Website www.crime-analyst.com Crime Analyst Merch https://crime-analyst.myshopify.com/ Leave a Review https://www.crime-analyst.com/reviews/new/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Adam Ferrara is a tremendous actor and comedian whom I've had the pleasure to know for a very long time in this business. He is known for co-hosting the BBC'S Top Gear U.S. for six seasons. He also starred on the Emmy-nominated FX drama Rescue Me with Denis Leary. He also featured on a number of episodes in the critically acclaimed Nurse Jackie starring Edie Falco. Some of his film appearances include Paul Blart: Mall Cop alongside Kevin James, Little Italy starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen, and Definitely, Maybe with Ryan Reynolds. He has also made numerous guest appearances on hit shows like Criminal Minds, NCIS, and King of Queens over his long and storied career. He is also a two time nominee for the American Comedy Award for Stand-Up of the Year, has made 5 stand-up specials, and has performed for multiple U.S. senators as well as President Clinton. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support
#STSNation, Welcome to another episode of Surviving The Survivor, the podcast that brings you the #BestGuests in all of #TrueCrime… We continue our coverage of notorious serial killer Dennis who called himself #BTK for bind, torture, kill. Kerri Rawson, on our show last week, told us she believes her father is responsible for at least 5 more murders. BTK is now named the “prime suspect” in two unsolved killings — one in Oklahoma and another in Missouri — leading authorities to dig two weeks ago near Kerri's childhood home in Park City. He's also being looked at as suspect in at least 3 other cold cases — making it 5 in total. Tonight, the legend is back. #BestGuests Dr. Ann Burgess is an internationally recognized pioneer in the assessment and treatment of victims of trauma and abuse, and author of A Killer by Design: Murderers, Mindhunters, and My Quest to Decipher the Criminal Mind. Among her many awards and accolades, in 2016 she was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing She has also worked with FBI Academy special agents to study serial offenders, and the links between child abuse, juvenile delinquency, and subsequent perpetration. You know the super successful Netflix show Mindhunter about the FBIs first days of criminal profiling — she worked with the real-life agents the show is based on. Sheryl “Mac” McCollum is an Emmy Award winning CSI from CBS46's CSI Atlanta, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute (CCIRI), a writer for CrimeOnLine, Forensic and Crime Scene Expert for Crime Stories with Nancy Grace, and a CSI for metro Atlanta Police Department. Sheryl holds a master's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Policing. She is the co-author of the textbook., Cold Case: Pathways to Justice. Dr. Joni Johnston is a Forensic Psychologist, Private Investigator, and Crime Writer. As a practicing psychologist, she has worked in a medium-maximum security prison, for the Board of Parole, for the Superior Court of San Diego, and as a workplace investigator of misconduct allegations including harassment, discrimination and violence. She is the author of SERIAL KILLERS: 101 Questions True Crime Fans Ask and hosts her own YouTube channel Unmasking A Murderer. #SerialKiller #BTK #Kohberger #Kansas #OsageCounty #BTKBarns
The first story today covers a 1980's serial killer from Indiana with 20 plus victims…. And then, we dig into the Preppy Killer From NYC who has committed a bunch of crimes including murder over the years and yet, was just released from jail. Get ready for Scary Mysteries Twisted News.