Uncorking a Story

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Going into the Closet, with Mark Ukra and Tara Mesalik MacMahon

Going into the Closet, with Mark Ukra and Tara Mesalik MacMahon

"When your fears disappear, your dreams appear." — Mark Ukra In this episode, we dive into the enchanting world of childhood imagination and creative collaboration with brother-sister duo, Mark Ukra and Tara Masalaik McMahon. Join us as we explore their journey from a...

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Don’t Hold Back, with Jasmine Gonzalez

Don’t Hold Back, with Jasmine Gonzalez

"It's okay to not be okay. Writing has been my way to let things out, to release the constriction of emotions, and to heal. I don't hold back in my poetry, and I encourage others to find their own way to express and release their feelings." – Jasmine Gonzalez In this...

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Love, Loss, and Legacy, with Anna Monardo

Love, Loss, and Legacy, with Anna Monardo

"Marriage can hold more difficulty than you believe and still move forward and evolve into something positive." – Anna Monardo How does an arranged marriage spanning continents and generations reveal the hidden strengths and vulnerabilities of a family, and what can...

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Navigating Identity and Belonging, with Adoptee Lisa Ann

Navigating Identity and Belonging, with Adoptee Lisa Ann

"Being chosen doesn't mean being whole; it means navigating a journey to find yourself.” — Adoptee Lisa Ann In this heartfelt episode of "Uncorking a Story," host Mike Carlon welcomes Lisa Ann, the host of the "Wandering Tree Podcast." Lisa Ann shares her deeply...

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Talents Not Tendencies, with Mary Carol Moore

Talents Not Tendencies, with Mary Carol Moore

"The idea of found family and the hope that you have a pod of people out there who will accept you for who you are is central to my story." — Mary Carol Moore In today’s episode, Author Mary Carol Moore discusses her journey from being a food journalist to an...

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Divine Gifts, with Lauren Martin

Divine Gifts, with Lauren Martin

"Poetry is a gift from the Divine, a voice from ancestors, expressing profound truths and deep emotions." - Lauren Martin In today’s episode of Uncorking a Story we sit down with Lauren Martin, a psychotherapist, poet, and a devoted Ìyânífá. She shares her journey...

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Hidden Healers, with Dr. Stephanie Covington

Hidden Healers, with Dr. Stephanie Covington

"We have a lot to learn from them. It's really about the survival of the human spirit." - Dr. Stephanie Covington In this informative episode of Uncorking a Story, we dive into the life and expertise of Stephanie Covington, Ph.D. who shares wisdom gained through her...

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Embracing Life’s Unexpected Twists, with Link Forester

Embracing Life’s Unexpected Twists, with Link Forester

“Be quick to forgive yourself. It's hard to do, but be quick to forgive people around you. We're going to disappoint ourselves, and people are going to disappoint us. Just forgive, get over it. Don’t let a mistake ruin a relationship—it's not worth it. The...

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