Christopher Swan is on a big adventure, literally on a plane, train, or automobile, traveling around the US (aiming for the world next!) speaking with inspiring people that are living a life of intention, creating a life they love, and offering us an opportunity to learn from their big stories. Through these interviews and stories, Christopher uncovers their passions, purpose, and advice—and in turn, his story unfolds, helping to bring new ideas and stories to the world.

 

These are intimate, friendly, and thought-provoking conversations with people taking chances, standing up for their beliefs, and carving out uncommon paths. Often, these stories are from unique voices that might not be heard, crossing boundaries of diversity and uniqueness, that inherently celebrate our differences.

 

Guests have included Hollywood entertainers to social good advocates to small business owners to artists to corporate and nonprofits leaders, to anyone with a big, intentional story.

 

Season 2 + All New Production

The latest season introduces a new style and production, that provides a different structure to the show, and adds additional flavor to the stories. You’ll also hear another BIG story as you listen in—Christopher’s story. Join him as he travels the US, meeting unique people and discovering their big stories, and hear Christopher’s story unfold along the way.

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Hosted By Christopher Swan

Christopher SwanChristopher has always been curious about people and the world. He’s also fascinated by the stories that connect us, and how we can learn from each other. It only makes sense that he’d host a show where he meets interesting people from all walks of life. Christopher is sincere and fun with his interviews, connecting with the guest like long-time friends – making sure the show is meaningful and entertaining.

Learn more about Christopher: ChristopherSwan.info | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

SEASON 2  (WITH AN ALL NEW PRODUCTION)

Ep 3 | An Unexpected NYC Adventure with the Crafty Lumberjacks and My Uber Driver

Ep 3 | An Unexpected NYC Adventure with the Crafty Lumberjacks and My Uber Driver

A planned interview turns into a daylong adventure and discovery of new stories and advice

Ep 2 | Karen Snook - A Day on the Farm in Los Angeles

Ep 2 | Karen Snook - A Day on the Farm in Los Angeles

A woman passionate about animals and mother nature, created a unique farm deep in the heart of Los Angeles, where it's changing minds and lives

Ep 1 | Mandi Camille Hauwert - A Transition to a Courageous Life

Ep 1 | Mandi Camille Hauwert - A Transition to a Courageous Life

San Quentin State Prison's first transgender correctional officer shares her story of transition and showing up, making changes in the world

SEASON 1

Ep 65 | Daniel Trust - From Refugee to Nonprofit Advocate for Youth

Ep 65 | Daniel Trust - From Refugee to Nonprofit Advocate for Youth

Surviving the Rwandan genocide and overcoming years of hardship to thriving and giving back

Ep 64 | Bobby Jo Valentine - Bridging Ideas and People Through Meaningful Music + LIVE PERFORMANCE

Ep 64 | Bobby Jo Valentine - Bridging Ideas and People Through Meaningful Music + LIVE PERFORMANCE

Using his music to connect communities and influence the world with hope and curiosity

Ep 63 | Three Unique Women Share Stories of Living Intentionally

Ep 63 | Three Unique Women Share Stories of Living Intentionally

3 women, 3 sets of stories and lessons about authenticity, growth, balance, and connection

Ep 62 | Mary Davis - Rooftop Parties that Radiate Love and Hope

Ep 62 | Mary Davis - Rooftop Parties that Radiate Love and Hope

Mary and her volunteers host a monthly birthday party for children impacted by homelessness

Ep 61 | Sarah’s Eats and Sweets - Feeding a Community with Food and Relationships

Ep 61 | Sarah’s Eats and Sweets - Feeding a Community with Food and Relationships

A husband and wife combine their skills to create a special shop and join a community

Ep 60 | Jim Babcock - Leaning into Opportunity to Create a Dream Disney Career

Ep 60 | Jim Babcock - Leaning into Opportunity to Create a Dream Disney Career

A longtime Disney cast member creates a dream career by never saying “no”

Ep 59 | Hip Chick Farms - New Ideas and Resilience Created Products People Love

Ep 59 | Hip Chick Farms - New Ideas and Resilience Created Products People Love

A new kind of chicken company succeeds with transparency and purpose

Ep 58 | Michael Barnum - Creating a Music Career by Being True to What He Loves

Ep 58 | Michael Barnum - Creating a Music Career by Being True to What He Loves

A singer-songwriter uses talent, determination, and community to grow his career

Ep 57 | Tyler J. McCall - Pursuing His Dreams by Helping Other Entrepreneurs

Ep 57 | Tyler J. McCall - Pursuing His Dreams by Helping Other Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur is creating his story by helping creatives be successful on Instagram

Ep 56 | Jeremiah Pauley - Sharing his Unique Army Story to Help Others

Ep 56 | Jeremiah Pauley - Sharing his Unique Army Story to Help Others

A retired US Army Staff Sergeant uses his life-changing experience to reach people in need

Ep 55 | Natalie Patterson - Elevating Humanity Through Poetry

Ep 55 | Natalie Patterson - Elevating Humanity Through Poetry

A poet and nonprofit leader creates a dialogue around bias and other important topics

Ep 54 | Peter Hollens - A Cappella YouTube Artist Fuels His Dream and the Creator Revolution

Ep 54 | Peter Hollens - A Cappella YouTube Artist Fuels His Dream and the Creator Revolution

Growing a musical career on his terms, while educating an industry and other creators

Ep 53 | Deborah Dalton - From Volunteer to Leading a Youth-Based Nonprofit to New Success

Ep 53 | Deborah Dalton - From Volunteer to Leading a Youth-Based Nonprofit to New Success

How one woman grew her story as she successfully evolved a nonprofit for at-risk youth

Ep 52 | Sean Sarantos - Following a Dream to Make Happier Rescue Dogs

Ep 52 | Sean Sarantos - Following a Dream to Make Happier Rescue Dogs

A man launches a plan and dog-themed retail business to create a rescue ranch for dogs

Ep 51 | Valerie Weisler - Uniting Teenagers Across the World to Solve Social Justice Issues

Ep 51 | Valerie Weisler - Uniting Teenagers Across the World to Solve Social Justice Issues

From being bullied to creating an organization to help teenagers overcome social justice issues

Ep 50 | Toni Purry - Using Experience and Inspiration to Grow with Confidence

Ep 50 | Toni Purry - Using Experience and Inspiration to Grow with Confidence

A woman discovers a guided process to utilize accomplishments to help regain confidence

Ep 49 | The Crafty Lumberjacks - Two Actors Combine Hobbies and Romance to Create a Fun-Loving Brand

Ep 49 | The Crafty Lumberjacks - Two Actors Combine Hobbies and Romance to Create a Fun-Loving Brand

A real-life couple use their love of crafting, acting skills, and sincerity to create a fun DIY crafting brand

Ep 48 | Peter Papas - How A Dream Became a Remarkable Clothing Company

Ep 48 | Peter Papas - How A Dream Became a Remarkable Clothing Company

Using his experiences and dream to bring a timeless men's clothing brand to life

Ep 47 | Julian Mather - A Life of Discovery Leads to Helping Others

Ep 47 | Julian Mather - A Life of Discovery Leads to Helping Others

Using his wild experiences as a sniper, cameraman, and magician, to help others with life changes

Ep 46 | Jeff Sheldon - Creating a Unique Brand by Following a Dream

Ep 46 | Jeff Sheldon - Creating a Unique Brand by Following a Dream

A graphic designer turned a t-shirt making experiment into a successful business and lifestyle

Ep 45 | Wade Davis - Advocating for Equality and Compassion

Ep 45 | Wade Davis - Advocating for Equality and Compassion

A former NFL player now educates others about gender, race, and orientation equality

Ep 44 | Kalon Rae - Creating a Unique Path into the Music World

Ep 44 | Kalon Rae - Creating a Unique Path into the Music World

How venturing out of the safe path allowed one man to pursue his dream career in music

Ep 43 | Dijon Bowen - Self Discovery and Meaningful Connections Through Storytelling

Ep 43 | Dijon Bowen - Self Discovery and Meaningful Connections Through Storytelling

The creator of Souls of Society and founding member of the band, Indigo Keys shares his story

Ep 42 | Joe Pulizzi - Creating Growth and Fulfillment through Communication

Ep 42 | Joe Pulizzi - Creating Growth and Fulfillment through Communication

The founder of Content Marketing Institute talks about career, advice, and children's foundation

Ep 41 | Jared N Wright - A Journey to Combine Filmmaking, Music and Acting

Ep 41 | Jared N Wright - A Journey to Combine Filmmaking, Music and Acting

A fascinating journey of a filmmaker, video producer, an electro pop band, and an actor

Ep 40 | Loren Murphy - Meaningful Connections Through Social Media

Ep 40 | Loren Murphy - Meaningful Connections Through Social Media

How the way he views the world informs his business with social media marketing

Ep 39 | Henri Hebert - How an Exhausted Reality TV Producer Created A New Balance

Ep 39 | Henri Hebert - How an Exhausted Reality TV Producer Created A New Balance

How health concerns became a serious wake up call to an obsessive focus on work

Ep 37 | Dr. Phil Ricchiazzi - A Journey to Whole-Person Wellness in Hollywood

Ep 37 | Dr. Phil Ricchiazzi - A Journey to Whole-Person Wellness in Hollywood

Creating his wellness career, learning from his struggles, and living a balanced life

Ep 36 | Bonnie Tsang - An Editorial Photographer Captures the Hearts of Millions of People

Ep 36 | Bonnie Tsang - An Editorial Photographer Captures the Hearts of Millions of People

Capturing arftful moments has earned Bonnie Tsang millions of followers

Ep 35 | Jen Kober - From Funny Kid to Breakout Storytelling Comedian

Ep 35 | Jen Kober - From Funny Kid to Breakout Storytelling Comedian

How one comedian is connecting with audiences just by telling her own stories

Ep 34 | Victor Herrera - How a Past Graffiti Artist Created a Professional Art Career

Ep 34 | Victor Herrera - How a Past Graffiti Artist Created a Professional Art Career

A self-taught artist pours his artistic talent into painting whimsical and twisted characters

Ep 33 | Michael Paul Ziegfeld - Living His Dreams Because He Wants the Experience

Ep 33 | Michael Paul Ziegfeld - Living His Dreams Because He Wants the Experience

Actor, producer and author, Michael Paul Ziegfeld is now living his dreams with new meaning

Ep 32 | Janet Robin - How Doing What She Loves Created an Impressive Music Career

Ep 32 | Janet Robin - How Doing What She Loves Created an Impressive Music Career

Musician Janet Robin shares the stories and passion behind her impressive musical career + LIVE PERFORMANCE

Ep 31 | Jake Heilbrunn - How Asking Why Led to a Healing Journey to Central America

Ep 31 | Jake Heilbrunn - How Asking Why Led to a Healing Journey to Central America

Feeling lost and depressed, Jake Hailbrunn leaves college to explore his why, and finds a whole new purpose

Ep 30 | Darren Thompson - A Leap of Faith Turned a Woodworking Hobby into a Profitable Business

Ep 30 | Darren Thompson - A Leap of Faith Turned a Woodworking Hobby into a Profitable Business

Darren Thompson turned a woodworking hobby into a trending and sought after business

Ep 29 | Rocky Walls - How Realizing Our Stories and Potentional Brings Meaning to Everyone

Ep 29 | Rocky Walls - How Realizing Our Stories and Potentional Brings Meaning to Everyone

Rocky Walls, co-founder of 12 Stars Media, is telling stories and helping people realize their potential

Ep 28 | Evan Todd - A Passion for the Arts Created Opportunities to Help Others

Ep 28 | Evan Todd - A Passion for the Arts Created Opportunities to Help Others

Evan Todd continues to evolve his entertainment career and explores his passions — all while helping others

Ep 27 | Nicole Buergers - How Bees Created a New Chance at Happiness

Ep 27 | Nicole Buergers - How Bees Created a New Chance at Happiness

Nicole Buergers left an online marketing career to start Houston's first beekeeping service and to follow a passion for cheese

Ep 26 | Vincent Green-Hite - Using Crochet to Create Cute Anime and Pokémon Creatures

Ep 26 | Vincent Green-Hite - Using Crochet to Create Cute Anime and Pokémon Creatures

Vincent Green-Hite combined his love for video games, Pokémon and crochet, to launch a new passion and business

Ep 25 | Clinton Leupp (Miss Coco Peru) - The Intriguing Story Behind His Drag Icon

Ep 25 | Clinton Leupp (Miss Coco Peru) - The Intriguing Story Behind His Drag Icon

Clinton Leupp, AKA Miss Coco Peru, has followed his dream of working in entertainment, and these are the stories of his unique journey

Ep 24 | Rick Goldschmidt - How an Artist Became the Rankin/Bass Historian

Ep 24 | Rick Goldschmidt - How an Artist Became the Rankin/Bass Historian

Rick Goldschmidt has made his passion for Rankin/Bass Productions his career and tells us about his journey

Ep 23 | Heather Joy Miller - The Daring Transformation into a Professional Artist

Ep 23 | Heather Joy Miller - The Daring Transformation into a Professional Artist

Heather Joy Miller shares her story of transformation, from a high tech sales professional, to following her passion as an artist

Ep 22 | Leo Barahona - The Impact of Giving Back Through Martial Arts

Ep 22 | Leo Barahona - The Impact of Giving Back Through Martial Arts

Leo Barahona is helping people understand themselves better and giving them a new way to be be successful in life

Ep 21 | Matt Cullen - Keep Creating and Show It to the World

Ep 21 | Matt Cullen - Keep Creating and Show It to the World

Actor, YouTuber and creative Matt Cullen, discusses his growing journey into online entertainment and Hollywood

Ep 20 | Jack Rayner - A Life Full of Music, Determination and Clarity

Ep 20 | Jack Rayner - A Life Full of Music, Determination and Clarity

Music Producer Jack Rayner shares his journey into music, the struggles, success and how it's fueled a fulfilled life

Ep 19 | Parvesh Cheena - Behind-The-Scenes of a Working Actor

Ep 19 | Parvesh Cheena - Behind-The-Scenes of a Working Actor

Parvesh Cheena talks about his acting life and working in Hollywood

Ep 18 | Rene Siegel - Creating an Impact with Her Company and the Next Generation

Ep 18 | Rene Siegel - Creating an Impact with Her Company and the Next Generation

Rene shares why she’s focused on helping the next generation succeed and how to live a fulfilled life

Ep 17 | Carlton Russell - Making His Dream a Reality With Persistence & Faith

Ep 17 | Carlton Russell - Making His Dream a Reality With Persistence & Faith

Carlton talks candidly about his unique life experiences as he follows his dream of becoming a Hollywood actor

Ep 16 | Mel Soriano - Finding New Purpose on the Camino de Santiago

Ep 16 | Mel Soriano - Finding New Purpose on the Camino de Santiago

Mel walks 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago and shares his experiences and goals for his pilgrimage

Ep 15 | Highlights Episode: The First Three Months of Living Your Journey

Ep 15 | Highlights Episode: The First Three Months of Living Your Journey

Christopher Swan and Ryan Dee take a look back at three months of conversations, advice, moments, and more

Ep 14 | Pat Wadors - Living an Intentional Life and Helping People Flourish

Ep 14 | Pat Wadors - Living an Intentional Life and Helping People Flourish

LinkedIn's Chief HR Officer is living life with intention, and helping people follow their passions

Ep 13 | Color Theory - Creating Music and Mastering a Balanced Life

Ep 13 | Color Theory - Creating Music and Mastering a Balanced Life

Color Theory's story of taking a levelheaded approach to being creative and still focusing on a full and balanced life

Ep 12 | Anna Harris - Smart Opportunities and Experienced Goal-Setting

Ep 12 | Anna Harris - Smart Opportunities and Experienced Goal-Setting

Anna's journey to interior design was on the path of smart opportunities and setting experience goals

Ep 11 | Jerrod Maruyama - Designing an Artistic Career with Adorable Characters

Ep 11 | Jerrod Maruyama - Designing an Artistic Career with Adorable Characters

Artist and Hipster Mickey (Mouse) illustrator Jerrod Maruyama, talks about his freelance career, growth, inspiration, and more

Ep 10 | Danika O'Leary - It’s About Helping People Feel Human Again

Ep 10 | Danika O'Leary - It’s About Helping People Feel Human Again

Danika shares love and free haircuts to help the homeless in her community

Ep 9 | Vanessa Stump - Capturing Her Love of Photography

Ep 9 | Vanessa Stump - Capturing Her Love of Photography

Vanessa has turned photography into a business and a lifestyle that's helping her reach life's goals

Ep 8 | Garry Brooks - How a Love for Wine Started a New Career and Winery

Ep 8 | Garry Brooks - How a Love for Wine Started a New Career and Winery

Garry Brooks shares how his winemaking began - going from a technology job to starting his own winery

Ep 7 | Adrian Cropley - A Love for His Profession Creates Happier Employees

Ep 7 | Adrian Cropley - A Love for His Profession Creates Happier Employees

Adrian Cropley talks about connecting value and meaning to your job, why he fell in love with his profession of internal communication, and more

Ep 6 | Justin Michael Williams - Following His Life’s Dream and Passion of Being a Musician

Ep 6 | Justin Michael Williams - Following His Life’s Dream and Passion of Being a Musician

Justin's transformation from a social media marketing entrepreneur to following his life’s dream of being a musician

Ep 5 | Melanie Celis - A Cognitive Science Nerd Turned Hairstylist and Salon Owner

Ep 5 | Melanie Celis - A Cognitive Science Nerd Turned Hairstylist and Salon Owner

How cut and color intertwines with Melanie Celis’ purpose and flow

Ep 4 | Chris Gaida - How a Former Celebrity Escort Follows His Curiosity for Life

Ep 4 | Chris Gaida - How a Former Celebrity Escort Follows His Curiosity for Life

Chris’s curiosity for life is his real passion and it’s amazing how that can lead to living a life filled with many adventures

Ep 3 | Tina Zettel - How a Cake Designer Followed Her Aha Moment

Ep 3 | Tina Zettel - How a Cake Designer Followed Her Aha Moment

A wine country cake designer discusses her love for making people happy, how she started, staying creative and more

Ep 2 | Tony Tharae - Prioritizing His Passion for Storytelling and Filmmaking

Ep 2 | Tony Tharae - Prioritizing His Passion for Storytelling and Filmmaking

Tony Tharae is making his passion for storytelling happen, based on his schedule and without traditional boundaries

Ep 1 | Alex Babajanyan - How an Artist Transformed His Career

Ep 1 | Alex Babajanyan - How an Artist Transformed His Career

Alex Babajanyan shares how he followed his love for art to eventually opening his own art academy