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Why Am I Addy Starr

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Addy Starr.  During the week she’s a middle school French teacher, and on the weekends, she’s a professional wrestler…like the kinda stuff you see on TV.  I really have trouble thinking of two things that seem more diametrically opposed, but not only do they coexist in Addy but they genuinely compliment and build one another up.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with the “All-American Canadian” Addy.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://twitter.com/AddyStarr, https://www.instagram.com/p/CW0dPTMFxjc/.
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I George Larrimore

Hi I’m Greg Sowell, and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I find interesting people and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is George Larrimore.  He’s a Southerner who started collecting stories at a young age, and liked it so much he moved to California to do it full time for TV.  George has the knack for finding the story behind the story, but not only that, he’s going to tell it to you in a way that connects you to it…makes you care about it.  He’s bringing a voice to folks…or perhaps helping to tell their truth louder than they would have been able to on their own.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with George.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.facebook.com/george.larrimore.1
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I Adrienne Dobson

Hey everybody, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I talk to interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Adrienne Dobson.  She’s an actress, a beautiful singer, and oh, by the way, also the director of the theater company.  Adrienne was kind enough to talk to me about how life was prior, and the coming to terms with a pandemic, and then the hope she feels as things come back to us.  The arts are important to a lot of us…the arts are important to me and I want to do whatever I can to keep them alive.  At any rate, I hope you enjoy this conversation with Adrienne.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.theatrecompany.com, https://www.instagram.com/adrienne__therese/.
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I Russell Muits

Hi, I’m Greg Sowell and this is Why Am I, a conversation podcast where I find interesting people and try to trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest for this one is Russell Muits.  He’s a graphic designer by day, and by night he does street printing.  He’s captured art from manhole covers in over 60 cities spanning the globe, but more important he’s had some amazing interactions and collected some great people.  We have crossing paths via the Memphis famous Jimmy Ogle…it’s interesting how lives can intersect, isn’t it.  I hope you enjoy this chat with, the all too humble, Russell.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://stormprintcity.com/, https://www.instagram.com/stormprintcity/.
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I Willy Bearden

Hi, I’m Greg Sowell, and this is Why Am I, a podcast where I have conversations with interesting folks to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today. My guest this go around is Will Bearden. If you’ve ever been curious about history in Memphis or the Mississippi delta, odds are you’ve seen one of his videos, or perhaps come across one of his books. He’s a southern gentleman who loves telling stories. He documents the people who’ve made history in the South so that they may live on, and my hope also is so that he can live on amongst them. Enjoy this chat with Willy.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://willybearden.com/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/williambearden/.
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I – Mykell Barlow

This is Why Am I, a podcast that is all about having conversations with interesting people to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  My guest this go around is Mykell Barlow, who is about as multifaceted as they come. He talks about singing in Georgian night clubs at 13, to his time in Tialand, then over to being a pastor, then dropping everything and moving to LA, and last as RuPaul Charles’ executive assistant. Oh and did I mention that he is also a writer, director, producer, and actor LOL? If nothing else, you won’t be left unchanged by this conversation; I hope you enjoy my chat with Mykell.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I Jimmy Ogle

This is Why Am I, a podcast that is all about having conversations with interesting people to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today. My guest this go around is Jimmy Ogle. He is truly in love with the city of Memphis in a way that I’ve never seen anyone love a city. He’s only the third person to be named as the Shelby County historian, he’s headed countless city organizations, and has given thousands of tours of the city. In fact, I met him on a tour of bridges, that lead to a walking tour, that lead to a manhole cover tour, and ultimately led me to do a special tour of the country’s first separated storm drain system…I was literally looking at vaulted brick chambers that only a handful of people had ever seen. As you’ll notice, if you ask him a yes or no question you emerge 20 minutes later, much wiser, but without an answer to the original question. Please enjoy this chat with Jimmy.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.jimmyogle.com/main.htm.
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I – Staza Stone

This is Why Am I, a podcast that is all about having conversations with interesting people to try and trace a path to where they find themselves today.  The lucky contestant this time is Staza Stone, a trained dancer, stilt walker, trapeze, fabric, hooper, clown, burlesque artist, and …instructor.  This kid is a fireball who knows who they are, where they want to go, and how to get there.  Her infectious energy is, I believe, the key to her helping preserve the art of Circus.  I hope you enjoy this chat with Staza.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
Please show them some love on their socials here: https://www.instagram.com/glitter_grub/?hl=en.
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Fantasy Restaurant – Jennifer Mosquera

The Fantasy Restaurant is my warmup exercise that asks people their dream: drink, appetizer, main, side, and dessert. It usually gets wacky and is always fun. This is normally a Patreon(http://patreon.com/whyamipod) exclusive, but I like to drop one of these from time to time, and this one was definitely a LOT of fun. Jennifer eats all of the things that are trying to kill her LOL; I hope you enjoy Jennifer’s fantasy meal.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)
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Why Am I – Adam “crack” Winrich

Meet the man who cracks whips for a living.  Yeah, you read that correctly…and sometimes they are made of chain, or perhaps they are on fire, and all while playing the harmonica.  Adam “crack” Winrich  is a variety arts entertainer who is the most analytical and calculating person I’ve spoken to thus far; he’s a lesson in the unexpected.  I hope you enjoy this conversation with Adam.
Podcast episode on Anchor here.
Youtube version here:
If you want to support the podcast you can do so via https://www.patreon.com/whyamipod (this gives you access to bonus content including their Fantasy Restaurant!)