Captivate Podcasts

Igniting Passion for the Future with Nancy Parker

Saginaw, Michigan is undergoing a renaissance. It’s full of people working hard to turn this city around. This brought me to Nancy Parker, the Executive Director of the Saginaw Zoo. In this episode, she shares her journey literally starting from scratch to become the person in charge of delighting families and igniting passion in our … Read more

Buddy’s Pizza: Home of the Detroit Style Pizza with Wesley Pikula

Buddy’s Pizza is the Home of Detroit Style Pizza. What started as a single, simple home has grown into a thriving chain of restaurants that focuses on maintaining the original feel that made Buddy’s Pizza so popular. Wesley Pikula, Chief Brand Officer, shares with us the history of Buddy’s Pizza, including how they always managed … Read more

How to Turn Disadvantages into Advantages with Terry Duperon

Terry Duperon discovered in third grade that he couldn’t read. Today we know this as dyslexia. But when Terry was a child, you were labelled as stupid. While most would hide in the corner, Terry decided to make his dyslexia work for him. Today he owns Duperon Corporation, a multi-million dollar company. And he also … Read more

Meet the CEO of Unstoppable with Jamal Robbins

Jamal had a life much like anyone else. Until Covid-19 shut down his world. Sinking into depression, he found his only way back was to be Unstoppable. This gave birth not only to a clothing line but to a movement and a mission. His mission: to let other people know that they are also Unstoppable. … Read more

Remembering Michigan’s Fallen Heroes

For this Memorial Day weekend, I revisit a previous guest at the Michigan Heroes Museum. John Ryder, Executive Director, shares with us 3 stories of Michiganders who gave their lives in service of their country. In this episode, we talk about: The Mission of the Michigan Heroes Museum Specialist Holly McGeogh PFC DeWayne T. Williams … Read more

Changing Lives of Families Affected by Autism with Leasa Androl

Leasa knew something wasn’t right with her child Aiden. With the diagnosis of Autism, it changed her world completely. Having a child with autism brings a whole litany of challenges that most parents don’t have to face. But from this struggle, an organization was formed that now helps families impacted by autism all over the … Read more