Category Archives: podcast

Share Your Truth. Find Your Community. (Solo Mission #12)

Gerard (a.k.a. The Quinn) is back with another Solo Mission — and in just 10 minutes, we cover:

  • Owning and sharing your truth.
  • Breaking past judgment and ridicule.
  • Finding and building community.
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#TitanUp with Nate Bain, Social Media Director for the Tennessee Titans

Nate Bain is the Director of Social Media and Influencer Marketing for the Tennessee Titans. He and the organization are also avid supporters of independent music, having hosted the first-ever Titans Battle of the Bands last year at Fifth & Broadway in Nashville.

Today on The Quinn Spinn, we welcome Nate for a discussion on social media, community building, the Nashville music scene, and even a little bit of football.

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The First-Ever UMC Weekly PodGuide!

In case you didn’t know, we have an official podcast. Not only do we have an official podcast, but a lot of our friends have podcasts, too, full of insightful conversations and witty banter around music, creativity, and life itself.

So, we got to thinking: what if we provided a weekly guide highlighting these podcasts, to give the people something to look forward to? Just like that, the UMC Weekly PodGuide was born!

To start, here are a few episodes worth your drive time — all of which are set to drop this week!

Enter the PodGuide

Shirtless Scotty and Getting Real About Causes (ft. The OG Quinn Spinn Family)

The real question is not whether Scotty does this episode shirtless. It’s how many members of the OG family spend the episode partially nude — and on 6/9, no less!

It’s not all fun and games, however. After the clothes go back on, a discussion about the causes we support takes a serious turn, and we look to use our usually-silly platform to make the world a better place.

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Using Art to Affect Positive Change: An Inspiring Conversation with Ken Newman

Powerful. Inspiring. Insightful. All of those words are fitting when describing this conversation with Ken Newman. Ken is a musician, actor, comedian, photographer, magician, and all-around good human being whose new album, What Am I Afraid Of?, tackles modern political and social issues head on.

Beyond the music, Ken is known for his charitable spirit. His charity, Blanket the Homeless, has provided care packs to between 8,000 and 9,000 unhomed individuals and families in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the organization’s eponymous album features contributions from Grammy-winning artists, notable producers, and many more. Ken’s passion for helping others comes through in this raw, vulnerable conversation which is sure to uplift.

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What it Means to Choose Yourself (Solo Mission #11)

Raise your hand if you’re a recovering people pleaser!

If that sounds like you, then you know it can be a challenge to learn how to choose yourself — or, what “choosing yourself” even means.

I’ve recently come to my own discovery, and I want to share it with you.

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Who Were You Before the Stories? (Solo Mission #10)

This past Friday, I had a chance to reconnect with the root of my passion for music and live performance by attending The Mixtape Tour with New Kids on the Block, Salt N Pepa, En Vogue, and Rick Astley.

The experience brought to mind a broader question: who were we, and what were our passions, before the world got in?

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What is Gained from Letting Go? (Quinn Spinn Solo Mission #9)

As we continue our journeys as humans and entrepreneurs, we often come face to face with the reality that nothing lasts forever. We all encounter situations where we must let go — of situations, habits, and even relationships.

Letting go can be hard, but it doesn’t come without silver linings.

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Unscripted and From the Heart: Thoughts on the Healing Journey, Relationships, and Family (ft. Foundation Mecca and Lord Goldie)

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Sunday Funday with Lord Goldie, Foundation Mecca, and Chaun Davis of ViB. However, after the episode was when things got even more real.

Foundation and Goldie stuck around after the show, and we went extra deep on life, our relationships, and our own healing journeys — while the Zoom meeting was still recording the whole thing! The raw honesty and vulnerability is quite unlike anything we’ve ever presented here at The Quinn Spinn, and we wanted to make our truth available to you as a bonus episode!

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LISTEN NOW: Crystal Bowersox Opens Up on Paradox Jukebox

American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox is the epitome of what it means to be a “fierce momma.”

After recently losing her sister and adopting her niece, Crystal is very open about what her life looks like as a mother first, and a musician second. Her new album. HitchHiker, paints a picture of a happiness-seeker whose mission is to spread love and kindness, and to empower the voices of those of us who’ve fallen victim to abuse.

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