Overcoming Adversity

The Overcoming Adversity podcast discusses all things and people who have looked in the face of struggle and have come out on the other side.

Ep 27: The OA Podcast - Unfit to Beyond Fit Mother

October 2nd, 2020

Episode number 27 of the OA podcast is now live for your listening pleasure and we have a guest this week that just makes us smile!


This week, Felicia Kleinpeter of Imagine Recovery, fills us in on her adversity and explains what it's like going from being deemed an "unfit mother" to an inspiration to thousands!


Her story is jam packed with loss, pain, humility and, of course, overcoming adversity.


This special episode is one that we KNOW will tickle your brainwaves with inspiration and joy!


Please enjoy episode #27 of the Overcoming Adversity Podcast hosted by Amanda Marino and Blake Cohen!


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Ep 26: The OA Podcast - Georgie Brooklyn

September 8th, 2020

Episode #26 is live and we've got a story for you.

This week's guest is George Bullock IV. George is now happily in recovery from a substance use disorder and leading a happy life but it wasn't always that way.

After the heartbreaking, and sudden, loss of his father and then his father-like Uncle, Bob, Georgie was left alone with his mother trying to figure out how to deal with the grief. 

George's story is emotional and riveting and, certainly, one a lot of people are going to relate to.

I suggest you listen closely. His message of hope is powerful. 

Enjoy Episode #26!


The Overcoming Adversity Podcast is hosted by Amanda Marino & Blake Cohen. It is sponsored by Next Level Recovery Associates.

George Bullock, this week's guest, is the Director of Business Development for Seacrest Recovery Center.

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Ep 25: The OA Podcast -Finding Purpose with Matt Williams

August 21st, 2020

"If you want a great community around you, you have to build it!"

Those are the words Matt's mentor spoke to him while he was in early recovery from a substance use disorder (addiction). That day and those words changed his life forever.

Matt is the founder of FroPro.

But he is so much more than that. He is a teacher, a coach, a mentor, and all around spreader of positivity. That doesn't mean he didn't face adversity though!

Check out Episode 25 to hear how Matt overcame his struggles to create a life that he truly loves today!

This is one episode you won't want to miss!


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EP 24: The OA Podcast - The Cornbread Hustler

July 15th, 2020

The OA podcast is back in action and for this episode we have an incredible guest!

Today's episode features Cheri Garcia, the founder of the Cornbread Hustle which is an organization that offers job placement to formally incarcerated individuals. 

Her story is full of twists and turns but she made one thing very clear...everyone deserves a second chance and when you give them that second chance, be ready for the amazing gifts you're about to receive.

This episode covered so much ground, was fluid, compelling, and so much more!

You know what? Why don't you just listen to the episode for yourself and you'll see what I mean!

Enjoy Episode number 24 with Cheri Garcia!

For more information on the Cornbread Hustle, go to: www.Cornbreadhustle.com

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Keep living your best life and thank you for listening! MUCH LOVE! 


EP. 23 - The OA Podcast: Lemonade out of Lemons

May 6th, 2020

Welcome to Episode #23 of the Overcoming Adversity Podcast with Amanda Marino & Blake Cohen!

Collectively, as a population, we are all in the midst of some incredible Adversity. The Coronavirus has flipped the world on its ear and we are all adjusting to the infamous "new normal".

In the midst of the chaos, the hosts of the OA podcast have added a little salt and pepper to the situation by venturing out to start their own company and begin a Master's degree program at the same time. 

Check out this episode to hear how your favorite podcast hosts are coping with Covid-19, how they've faced the fears of starting their own company, and how they've truly made lemonade out of lemons!

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Ep 22: The OA Podcast - Listen to Your Gut

February 25th, 2020

Welcome back to the Overcoming Adversity Podcast with this show's guest, Rebecca Reeder!

Rebecca's inspiring story made for a great episode! She offers incredible insight into what it's like to live with, and overcome, an eating disorder as well as a Substance Use Disorder.

She is real, vulnerable, and incredibly passionate about using her story to inspire others. She helps offer a clear message of hope in Episode #22 of the OA Podcast.

We can't wait for you to listen. Enjoy!

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To learn more about today's guest, visit: Rebecca's LinkedIn Page

Ep 21: The OA Podcast - UNCrushing It w/ Tim Clarke

February 4th, 2020

First off, let me start by saying that we apologize for the dropped calls that we've poorly tried to edit out of this episode.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, you are in for a real treat with one!

Tim Clarke is the co-founder and CEO of UNCrushed.org.

In episode #21, Blake and Amanda start off with some exciting news and then dive in the interesting live of Tim Clarke discussing how he's overcome a wide array of adversities, from addiction to an eating disorder to workaholism, which ultimately led him on his journey to speak out against outdated stigmas with Uncrushed!

This is an episode for the record books and we were delighted to have Tim Clarke as our guest this week on the Overcoming Adversity Podcast. 

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Ep 20: The OA Podcast - Next Level Pursuits

January 8th, 2020

As you'll hear Co-host Amanda Marino say many times in this episode, the OA podcast is looking to bring this show into the "next level"!

In this episode, Amanda and Blake recap 2019 and throw out their goals for 2020. They discuss what the future of the podcast looks like and what we can expect from the upcoming guests.

There are a ton of positive changes happening, starting with an improved listening experience!

Enjoy Episode #20!  (or 19...You'll get it when you listen)

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Ep 18: - The OA Podcast - A Parent’s Biggest Fear

November 27th, 2019

Eric Paskin, a man in long-term recovery and owner of a Substance Use Disorder treatment facility, and his wife faced one of most difficult times of their lives just three years ago. 

As their second son was born, he became fatally ill and with only moments to live, rushed him to the hospital to attempt to save his short life. They spent 90 days in that hospital facing adversity after medical adversity but were fortunate enough to bring their beautiful son home at the end of those three months. 

Their life was forever changed the day he was born but Eric is here to tell us how he got through such a tough time with resilience.

Enjoy episode #18!

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Ep 17: The OA Podcast - The OA Overcomers

November 20th, 2019

You may have been thinking to yourself, "Where have Amanda and Blake been for two weeks?"

Well, this podcast episode will answer your questions as to where your favorite two show hosts have been and what they have been up to.

This episode is a series of gems from Amanda and Blake regarding their experiences with their own positive/negative adversities.

We find ourselves at a turning point for the OA podcast. It's time to throw it into high gear and move full throttle bringing this podcast into the stratosphere.

**We are always looking for new guest that have overcome adversity in their lives. Please email us at OvercomingAdversityPodcast@gmail.com or shoot us a message on our facebook page (@OvercomingAdversityPodcast)

Thank you for listening and enjoy episode 17 of the Overcoming Adversity Podcast!

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