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Disabled Voices Matter! As an award-winning intellectual disability advocate and host of the Special Chronicles Podcast, Daniel Smrokowski tells special needs stories from an insider’s perspective. “PodmanDan” is himself a person with special needs. As your weekly guide to finding joy and acceptance, Special Chronicles offers entertaining and informational disability conversations. read less
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The Grace Payne Podcast | Ep.566
3日前
The Grace Payne Podcast | Ep.566
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Special Olympics New Zealand Athlete Leader and newly selected Sargent Shriver Global Messenger Grace Payne joins SSGM Alum and Award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for a great conversation about being the first SSGM from New Zealand! Tune in as Grace chats with Daniel about: Becoming Involved in Special Olympics Movement, One of Two Females on an all Men's Basketball Team at 2019 World Games Abu Dhabi, An Introduction to Athlete Leadership, Unified Schools Project at Global Athlete Congress, Becoming a SSGM and Goals for her 2024-2027 Term, and we dive into how Tim Shriver's challenge of Inclusive Education for this SSGM class perfectly aligns with Grace's project of bringing Unified Schools and Brand Awareness to New Zealand! Listen full episode here:  New episodes drop weekly so be sure you tap Follow wherever you get podcasts to be notified every Monday! Watch full Video Here Episode 566 ShowNotes & Links: Follow Grace’s SSGM Journey on Socials: @__gracepayne__ Instagram | FacebookWATCH: Grace’s EP on Attitude TVWATCH: Sargent Shriver Global Messenger Announcement  Learn more about Special Olympics’ Sargent Shriver Global MessengersConnect with SO New Zealand or with your local Special Olympics ProgramRecommended SCP Episodes: SSGM Alums Daniel and Manu at Global Forum for Inclusion Support This Podcast: Make a donation here: Give NowVisit Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection Connect with Special Chronicles: Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows! Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski: Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page Credits: Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission. Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library Thank you to our partners! ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program. United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel. Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean. Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
REBROADCAST: Autism in Love | Ep.565
12-02-2024
REBROADCAST: Autism in Love | Ep.565
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: In celebration of Valentine's Day this week, we are celebrating this holiday focused on love with a special rebroadcast of an episode that goes Behind-The-Scenes of the feature length documentary AUTISM IN LOVE with Director Matt Fuller and Producer Carolina Groppa. This episode originally aired on January 10, 2016 Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one! Watch full Video HERE Episode 565 ShowNotes & Links: Watch: Autism in Love Film On DemandLearn more about Autism in Love Film: Website  Follow @AutismInLove on Socials:  Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE  Visit Our MERCH Store: Click HERE to Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection  Connect with Special Chronicles: Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows! Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski: Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page Credits: Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission. Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library Thank you to our partners! ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program. United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel. Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean. Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Conversation with Janno Juguilon from Project Onward | EnergyForce Series S7:Pt2 | Ep.564
05-02-2024
Conversation with Janno Juguilon from Project Onward | EnergyForce Series S7:Pt2 | Ep.564
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast's EnergyForce Series S7:Pt2: Project Onward Visual Artist Janno Juguilon sits down with Award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for an honest and candid conversation about: Becoming a Visual Artist, Commentary on a few selections of Janno's Art, Connecting with Project Onward, and Becoming a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador!   Listen full episode here:New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/-K7FsSbCX-c?si=SaTlcKM63mqfALZ8   Episode 564 ShowNotes & Links:   Shop Janno Juguilon's Art Connect with Project Onward at projectonward.org to learn more about this nonprofit art studio and gallery that supports Chicago visual artists developmental disabilitiesFollow @ProjectOnward on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | TikTok |  YouTube | LinkedInLocated: Bridgeport Art Center 1200 W. 35th St., 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60609 which is steps away from where the Chicago White Sox play. If you are ever in the Windy City or Chicagoland area, go check out Janno and the other artists every 3rd Friday where the studio is open to the public from 6PM to 9PM and can see their incredible works including ceramics, fiber art, drawings, paintings and more.  You can even commission an artist to do a drawing of a loved one or your favorite pet.   Learn more about ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador ProgramListen and Follow Special Chronicles Podcast's ComEd EnergyForce Series for more conversations with ComEd EnergyForce Ambassadors and staff, educational and solar lessons   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Visit Our MERCH Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Spreading Happiness with John's Crazy Socks | Ep.563
29-01-2024
Spreading Happiness with John's Crazy Socks | Ep.563
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast's Unified at Work Series S5:Pt2: John and Mark Cronin, co-founders of John's Crazy Socks sit down with Award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for a candid and honest conversation about their father & son business, spreading happiness through socks, Supporting Special Olympics, The Spreading Happiness Podcast, and we dive into how they are celebrating the 7 Year Anniversary of John's Crazy Socks!   Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/968uW7BNbOc?si=bpVUx73xQ-xWv5iY   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 563 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Visit John’s Crazy Socks at JohnsCrazySocks.comFollow @JohnsCrazySocks on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest | TikTok | X(Twitter) | YouTubeFollow and Listen to The Spreading Happiness Podcast wherever you get podcastsFollow and Listen to the Special Chronicles Podcast's Unified at Work Series to hear more conversations about the meaning of inclusive employment.   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Nicholas' Adventuring Journey | Ep.562
22-01-2024
Nicholas' Adventuring Journey | Ep.562
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Nicholas Mcmahill, Special Olympics Illinois Athlete sits down with Award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for a candid and honest conversation about Becoming a Special Olympics Athlete, Athlete Leadership, and his Adventuring Journey into Blogging.   Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/dNErwG3GWkU?si=mLRXdbK77I2B5wBI   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 562 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Follow Nicholas' Journey on Facebook or Instagram: @NicholasJourney26   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
The Hunger Games with Sofia Sanchez | Ep.561
15-01-2024
The Hunger Games with Sofia Sanchez | Ep.561
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Sofia Sanchez, a Ukrainian American actress, author and advocate sits down with Award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski to talk about her role in The Hunger Games, helping launch Mattel's first Barbie with Down syndrome, and how her story inspired a Scholastic Book Series! Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one! Watch full Video here: Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 561 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode: Follow Sofia Sanchez on Instagram: @the.sofia.sanchez Sofia’s Website Get your copies of “You Are Enough,” You are loved,” and now pre-selling the newest, “You Are Brave?”   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Disability:IN NextGen Leaders | Ep.560
08-01-2024
Disability:IN NextGen Leaders | Ep.560
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast's Unified at Work Series S5:Pt1: Shannon Maher, Manger of NextGen Leader Initiatives at Disability:IN sits down with Award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for a candid conversation about Disability:IN's NextGen Leadership Program and how students with disabilities are connected with Fortune 100 companies! Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:       Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 560 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   NextGen Leader Application: 2024 Disability:IN NextGen Leadership Program Application NextGen Menter Application: NextGen Mentor ApplicationEmail questions to nextgen@disabilityin.orgLearn more about Disability:IN NextGen Leadership Program   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Visit Our MERCH Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Energy Savings 101 | Ep.559
01-01-2024
Energy Savings 101 | Ep.559
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast's EnergyForce Series S7:Pt1: Join award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski as we kickoff our 7th year of partnership with the ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador Program with an educational presentation on energy and solar savings, energy efficiency tips, and we test your knowledge with an Energy Quiz.   Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one! Watch full Video here  Episode 559 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode: Learn more about ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador ProgramListen and Follow Special Chronicles Podcast's ComEd EnergyForce Series for more conversations with ComEd EnergyForce Ambassadors, staff, and educational lessons on energy and solar efficiency   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Special Olympics Hawaii Holiday Classic | Ep.558
26-12-2023
Special Olympics Hawaii Holiday Classic | Ep.558
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Carter Sanders, Special Olympics athlete from Chicago, sits down with award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for a candid and fun conversation to recap his recent travels to SO Hawaii Holiday Classic, competing in bocce, and favorite memories from his trip to Hawaii during the holiday season!   Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video Here Episode 558 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode: Connect with your local Special Olympics ProgramLearn more about Easterseals Chicago HERE   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Newsletter: Subscribe to our Mailing ListSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
REBROADCAST: On The Job with Jessica Muench and Toby Enqvist | Unified at Work Series S4:Pt10 | Ep.557
19-12-2023
REBROADCAST: On The Job with Jessica Muench and Toby Enqvist | Unified at Work Series S4:Pt10 | Ep.557
On this rebroadcast episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast’s Unified at Work Series S4:Pt10: United Airlines Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer Jessica Muench and Chief Operations Officer Toby Enqvist sits down with award-winning Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for a candid and honest conversation about disability inclusion, how to make travel more accessible and United’s part in the Inclusion Revolution.   This episode was recorded from United's Polaris Club at O'Hare International Airport and originally aired April 18, 2020   Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   Episode 557 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Follow Jessica Kimbrough on X: @justrustmeFollow Toby Enqvist on X: @tobyatunitedBook your travel today on United.com or on the award-winning United mobile app.Learn more about United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel HEREFollow and Listen to our Unified at Work Series to hear more conversations about the meaning of inclusive employment.Tune in to this Playlist to hear a collection of conversations with United’s SOSAs from Chicago, Denver and Houston.   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
On The Job with Steve Restivo | Unified at Work Series S4:Pt9 | Ep.556
12-12-2023
On The Job with Steve Restivo | Unified at Work Series S4:Pt9 | Ep.556
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast’s Unified at Work Series S4:Pt9: Steve Restivo, Vice President of Global Communications at United Airlines, joins Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for a conversation about inclusive employment and United's SOSA Program, Accessibility Showcase, and how inclusion is the story of an airline when Good Leads The Way!   Listen full episode here:         New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:       Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 556 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Watch Video for global accessibility dayLink to Social Story HERE: a Social Story helps prepare people with disabilities, children or anyone for travel.Connect with Steve Restivo on LinkedIn Follow @United on Social Media: X, Instagram, TikTok Book your travel today on United.com or on the award-winning United mobile app.Learn more about United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel HEREListen to our Unified at Work Series to hear more conversations about the meaning of inclusive employment.Tune in to this Playlist to hear a collection of conversations with United’s SOSAs from Chicago, Denver and Houston.   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Shop Our Disabled Voices Matter Collection HERE     Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Holiday Lights | EnergyForce Series S6:Pt10 | Ep.555
05-12-2023
Holiday Lights | EnergyForce Series S6:Pt10 | Ep.555
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast’s EnergyForce Series S6:Pt10: Carter Sanders, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Easterseals returns on the show to join Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski as we talk all about the Holiday Lights events.   We recap our experience working these Holiday Lights events and encourage why you should join us this year and attend a Holiday Lights event this year!   Listen full episode here:   New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/Q-qSwEQM21g?si=Mn3HgbhCP2duzvxm   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 555 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Learn more about ComEd's Holiday Lights events HEREConnect with Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Rockford: EastersealsChicago.orgListen to previous episodes of this podcast featuring CarterLearn more about ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador ProgramListen and Follow our ComEd EnergyForce Series for more conversations with ComEd EnergyForce Ambassadors, staff, and educational lessons on energy and solar efficiency   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Shop Our Merch Store: Show your support for Special Chronicles and Shop Our Store HERE     Watch Livestream: Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Season of Giving | Ep.554
28-11-2023
Season of Giving | Ep.554
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Join Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski for our annual Year-End Giving Campaign Episode! We hear from a few of our supporters on the impact of Special Chronicles on the community; highlight our 15th Anniversary; and we encourage you to support Special Chronicles so we can continue producing our weekly podcasts and mission.   Listen full episode here:   New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/2k5UMiL4w4s?si=JvoNgILMu5DVnWgG   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 554 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Listen to episode 552 of this podcast as we celebrated our 15th Anniversary in a 2-hour retrospective episode of a few of our most impactful episodes over the years. Watch “Special Chronicles Impact on Community” videoSupport This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE       Shop Our Merch Store: Show your support for Special Chronicles and Shop Our Store HERE   Watch Livestream: Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Disabled Voices Matter | Ep.553
21-11-2023
Disabled Voices Matter | Ep.553
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Join Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski as he talks about our new "Disabled Voices Matter" collection on our Merch Store, managed by Outshine Labels! Backstory of how we came up with this design and how this new line of Merch is connected to our mission at Special Chronicles. Plus, we dive into a few listener comments on the launch of our new Merch Store!   Listen full episode here: New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/DynGtQ3XfvQ?si=_sS2CzIj3G9po8Uq   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 553 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Outshine Labels episode conversation with Outshine Labels Founder & CEO Jessica ConnorShop Our Merch Store: Show your support for Special Chronicles and Shop Our Store HERE     Support This Podcast: Make a donation to our 2024 Giving Campaign right HERE     Watch Livestream: Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Our 15th Anniversary Celebration | Ep.552
14-11-2023
Our 15th Anniversary Celebration | Ep.552
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Join us for our Special Chronicles 15th Year Anniversary Celebration. We’ll highlight a few of our most impactful episodes over the years, kickoff our year-end Giving Campaign, and launch our new Merch Store, managed by Outshine Labels.   Listen full episode here:   New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/3ZTiPXmLmfY?si=K14wrf74YJ17bzNH Producer's Note: the audio clips heard on this episode may not be audible on the video version. Listen to the audio podcast for the full episode!  Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 552 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:       Support This Podcast: Make a donation to this Podcast right HEREShop Our Merch Store: Show your support for Special Chronicles and Shop Our Store HEREEarly Days clips: SCP02 -- first speech Daniel gave for Special Olympics in 2009 to high school studentsSCP10 -- Interview with Daniel's mom on raising a son with challengesSCP55 -- 2013 Interview with Ben and Amy Wright, co-founders of Bitty & Beau's CoffeeSCP98 -- 2014 Interview with Rob JohnsonSCP319 -- Interview with actor John Ross Bowie from ABC’s Speechless Special Olympics Clips: Ep.301 -- Live Interview with Tim Shriver, Chairman of Special OlympicsSCP292 -- Hanna Atkinson, Athlete Leader and SSIGM from SO ColoradoEp.506 -- Ian Harper, Athlete Leader and SSIGM from SO Great BritainEp.528 -- Loretta Clairborne, Special Olympics Chief Inspiration OfficerEp.531 -- Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 CEO Sven AlbrechtMissouri Talk 2022 -- Watch Daniel's Talk "From Challenges To Opportunity" in Missouri ComEd, United Airlines and Coca-Cola Clips: Ep.546 -- Michelle Ptsazek, co-founder of ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador Program Ep.545 -- Kristin C. Lewis, Senior Manager for Global Community Engagements Partnerships at United AirlinesEp.524 -- Oscar Munoz; former chairman & CEO United AirlinesEp.536 -- Watch Daniel's Coca-Cola Luncheon Speech in Berlin, Germany   Connect with Special Chronicles:   Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Connect with Host Daniel Smrokowski:   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Credits:   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
REBROADCAST: Conversation with Legacy Ambassador Jessica Frantz | EnergyForce Series S6:Pt9 | Ep.551
07-11-2023
REBROADCAST: Conversation with Legacy Ambassador Jessica Frantz | EnergyForce Series S6:Pt9 | Ep.551
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast’s EnergyForce Series S6:Pt9: we rebroadcast our conversation with Jessica Frantz, a ComEd EnergyForce Legacy Ambassador from Misericordia, who has been with the ComEd EnergyForce Program since the beginning.   Jessica joins Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski to talk about her role as an EnergyForce Ambassador, the nation’s first energy efficiency program taught by people with disabilities, and much more of Jessica’s impactful story!   This episode originally aired on June 7, 2021.   Listen full episode here:     [powerpress]   New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://youtu.be/onnVKni5Lr0?list=PLf9HemrAQXjlfJZlMk8iIL-98XcNCQH16   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 551 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Learn more about Misericordia: misericordia.comLearn more about ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador ProgramListen and Follow our ComEd EnergyForce Series for more conversations with ComEd EnergyForce Ambassadors, staff, and educational lessons on energy and solar efficiency   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to this Podcast right HERE   Watch Livestream: Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
On The Job Celebrating Our 4 Year Work Anniversary | Unified at Work Series S4:Pt8 | Ep.550
30-10-2023
On The Job Celebrating Our 4 Year Work Anniversary | Unified at Work Series S4:Pt8 | Ep.550
On this episode of the  Special Chronicles Podcast’s Unified at Work Series S4: Pt8: We're On The Job Celebrating our 4 Year Work Anniversary featuring a conversation with Jonna McGrath, VP Denver Hub at United Airlines who began the Special Olympics Service Ambassador (SOSA) Program in Chicago.   We recount the early days of United's SOSA Program; Impact SOSA's have on United Family; and we dive into how Inclusion is the story of an airline when Good Leads The Way! Join us in celebration of our 4 Year Workiversary at United Airlines!   Listen full episode here:   New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/dDx-u_A2lXw?si=LnamXR4fCK2ghM6r   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 550 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Connect with Jonna McGrath on LinkedIn or InstagramBook your travel today on United.com or on the award-winning United mobile app.Link to Social Story HERE: a Social Story helps prepare people with disabilities, children or anyone for travel.Learn more about United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel HEREFollow and Listen to our Unified at Work Series featuring more conversations about the meaning of inclusive employment.Tune in to this Playlist to hear a collection of conversations with United’s SOSAs from Chicago, Denver and Houston.   Support This Podcast: Make a donation to this Podcast right HERE   Watch Livestream: Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.comRate and Review this show wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Follow Daniel Smrokowski on Social Media: @podmandanJoin Daniel's Mailing List: Subscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Pulling For Inclusion LIVE From Washington Dulles | Ep.549
23-10-2023
Pulling For Inclusion LIVE From Washington Dulles | Ep.549
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: we're pulling for Inclusion at Special Olympics Virginia (SOVA) Plane Pull, recorded from Washington Dulles. Join us as we bring you on stage and hear from SOVA President David Thomason, SOVA Global Messenger Alex Burns, United Washington Chief Pilot Capt. Jill Mills, and International Global Messenger Daniel Smrokowski who is also one of the Original Service Ambassadors at United Airlines.   Listen full episode here:   New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/zU6FgcI0wjs?si=Mf_DLFlqnwQyRm_F   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 549 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Learn more about SOVA's Dulles Day Plane PullWatch this video to learn more about United Airlines' Plane Pulls supporting Special OlympicsTune in to this episode of the Georgia and Daniel Show and hear more about our trip to SOVA's Plane Pull!   Like this podcast? Support our work with a donation to this Podcast HEREReview this show on ApplePodcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.com   Follow Daniel on social media: @podmandanSubscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Conversation with Charlie Carpenter from Misericordia | Ep.548
16-10-2023
Conversation with Charlie Carpenter from Misericordia | Ep.548
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Charlie Carpenter, a ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador from Misericordia, joins Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski to talk about: Challenges and Accomplishments because of his disability; Being an EnergyForce Ambassador, a Real Passion of Music, and we chat about the Arts and Cultures Programs and enjoy swimming at Misericordia.   Listen full episode here:         New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video here:   https://www.youtube.com/live/2hiUxXrNiWk?si=ThXi9xt1ePE1FF9e   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 548 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Learn more about MisericordiaLearn more about ComEd EnergyForce Ambassador Program Listen and Follow our ComEd EnergyForce Series for more conversations with ComEd EnergyForce Ambassadors, staff, and educational lessons on energy and solar efficiency   Like this podcast? Support our work with a donation to this Podcast HEREReview this show on ApplePodcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.com   Follow Daniel on social media: @podmandanSubscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy and solar efficiency resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.
Global Athlete Leadership Council with Heidi Mallett | Ep.547
09-10-2023
Global Athlete Leadership Council with Heidi Mallett | Ep.547
On this episode of the Special Chronicles Podcast: Heidi Mallett, Chair of the Special Olympics Global Athlete Leadership Council from Prince Edward Island Canada, joins Podcast Host Daniel Smrokowski to talk about her Early Years in Special Olympics Canada; Introduced to Athlete Leadership; Becoming Chair of the Global Athlete Leadership Council; and Heidi gives us her highlights from the Global Athlete Congress in Berlin.   Listen full episode here:   New episodes drop every Monday so be sure to subscribe so you never miss one!   Watch full Video HERE:   https://www.youtube.com/live/uC69njicHZ4?si=DeiFnxnGFnqF3d9Y   Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 547 ShowNotes & Links Mentioned On This Episode:   Learn more about the Global Athlete Congress HEREConnect with SO Prince Edward Island Canada or your local Special Olympics Program   Like this podcast? Support our work with a donation to this Podcast HEREReview this show on ApplePodcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to your favorite shows!   Watch full video episodes here Follow this podcast on social media: @SpecialChroniclesJoin Our Mailing List: Subscribe to our NewsletterSend your audio and email feedback to: feedback@specialchronicles.com   Follow Daniel on social media: @podmandanSubscribe to Daniel’s SSIGM JournalWATCH ‘From Challenges To Opportunity’ (Full Talk) HEREBook Daniel to speak at your event: Daniel's Official Speaking Page   Podcast Theme Music: “It Starts With A Voice” written by Amy Wright and performed by Ben Wright, co-founders of Bitty and Beau’s Coffee. Used with permission.   Sponsor Break Background Music: Puzzle by Roa Used with permission: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream | Music promoted by Audio Library   Thank you to our partners!   ComEd EnergyForce Program: The country’s first energy-efficiency education program designed for and taught by people with disabilities.  Visit specialchronicles.com/comed for energy efficiency and social resources and to learn more about EnergyForce Program.   United Airlines: United's Bridge Disability Business Resource Group is committed to being an ally for all employees and customers with disabilities and is connecting people of all abilities. Visit specialchronicles.com/united to learn more on United’s commitment to disability inclusion for employment and travel.   Special Chronicles is hosted by Podbean Podcast Hosting, the easiest, most affordable option to get started in podcasting. Sign up for an unlimited hosting plan and Get One Month Free Now to get started in podcasting today when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/Podbean.   Our livestreams are powered by StreamYard, the easiest way to create professional livestreams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. Stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. Sign up for StreamYard today using our StreamYard Referral Link when you visit SpecialChronicles.com/StreamYard   Sign The Inclusion Revolution Pledge! Today, our world is more divided than ever and coming together has never been more urgent. Visit JoinTheRevolution.org to commit to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion. Join us and #ChooseToInclude.