Beyond Spare Change Podcast

Beyond Spare Change

Episode 019: Watching Them Fly

Friday, August 21, 2015

At 17, Mike ran away to join the Army. After enduring years of abuse from his mother, Mike felt liberated, living a “normal” life for the first time.

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Episode 018: Liberty Homes Project Update

Friday, July 24, 2015

This week we break from our usual format to hear how Keith and his dog Lucy are enjoying their new 160 sq foot home.

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Episode 017: A Sense Of Belonging

Friday, July 10, 2015

Will brings us up to speed on reintegration after ten years in prison. “It’s not just getting a job,” he explains, “I had to address my mental health issues.”

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Episode 016: No Bad Neighborhoods

Friday, June 26, 2015

Will joined the Marines at eighteen, when he found out he was going to be father. “I was young, I didn’t know what to do,” he explains, but Will also believes there’s a reason for everything that’s happened to him.

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Episode 015: The Other Side of the Microphone

Friday, June 12, 2015

This week on Beyond Spare Change, Executive Director Keith Howard turns the tables and interviews me on working for Liberty House and the experience of creating a podcast from scratch.

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Episode 014: Trouble No More

Friday, May 29, 2015

Homeless for three years before coming to Liberty House, Barry was a proud soldier in the US Army before lightning struck-literally-and he was forced to rejoin the civilian world.

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Episode 013: Step By Step

Friday, May 15, 2015

When he first became homeless, Chris thought it was the end of the world but his troubles gave him a new perspective, one he credits with changing his life.

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Episode 012: Outside Ourselves

Friday, May 1, 2015

With a steady job, an apartment, and a family, Lisa never dreamed she’d end up homeless.

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Episode 011: A Good Place To Start

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bullied as a child, Liberty House alumnus Randy preferred to isolate himself rather than risk further hurt or humiliation from others.

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Episode 010: I Just Want To Fit Back In

Friday, April 3, 2015

Earle has described returning to the free world “like escaping from a time capsule.” He has a simple dream, he just wants to fit back in.

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Episode 009: A Difference in the Right Direction

Friday, March 20, 2015

Earle, Navy veteran and Liberty House alumnus-turned-employee, shares the troubled history that led him to Liberty House.

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Episode 008: Addiction and the Personal Copernican Revolution

Friday, March 6, 2015

Keith’s firsthand experience with addiction (and redemption) brings a new perspective to the debate over the cause of addiction, offering insight alongside comic relief on a journey that shaped 35 years of his life.

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Episode 007: Application, Rejection, Depression

Friday, February 20, 2015

A veteran, a father, and a felon, Charlie shares the harsh reality faced by older Americans with a criminal background on the hunt for employment.

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Episode 006: Matt & Lionel

Friday, February 6, 2015

This week we have a double interview with former resident Marine veteran Matthew Raymond and long-time Liberty House supporter Lionel Leblanc.

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Episode 005: Learn On The Run

Friday, January 23, 2015

Between an early marriage and some unexpected career changes, staff member Bill Zarakotas had to stay light on his feet.

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Episode 004: I’ve Been Rich, I’ve Been Poor, Rich Was Better

Friday, January 9, 2015

Vietnam Veteran Chuck Barry has seen his share of ups and downs. A successful restauranteur for most of his life, Chuck’s struggle with alcoholism left him isolated and impoverished.

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Episode 003: It’s Fun To Be Alive

Monday, December 22, 2014

Before coming to Liberty House, George was living on the streets with $20 to his name. Now, this retired veteran with a colorful past spends his days hiking, biking, gardening as part of our community. Click below to hear Part II of his story.

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Episode 002: Between You And I And The Fence Post

Sunday, December 21, 2014

After enlisting in the infantry during Vietnam, George found himself heading down a dark path. As a former Liberty House resident, George continues to help out his fellow veterans whenever possible. Hear his story in Part I of our interview.

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Episode 001: Road Warrior

Saturday, December 20, 2014

When former resident and American veteran Chris W. wasn’t in prison, he was always on the run. Within minutes of paroling out and connecting with Liberty House, he became part of a community.

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