CONVERSATIONS WITH HEART & SOUL

A podcast from the editors of VIE Magazine. Hosted by Founder/Editor-in-chief of VIE, Lisa Marie Burwell. Listen below or subscribe to never miss an episode.

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Romona Robbins Reynolds, Photographer/Producer
Shane Reynolds,
Filmmaker/Television Host

Episode 9: “A Dynamic Duo: Living an Adventurous Life” – A Conversation with Romona Robbins and Shane Reynolds

We welcome you to the ninth episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine. Our host, VIE founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, has been friends with the dynamic husband-and-wife creative duo, Romona Robbins and Shane Reynolds, for many years, working with them on various projects for VIE and its publisher, The Idea Boutique. As world-class photographers, filmmakers, producers, and more, Shane and Romona have traversed the globe—both above and below the water’s surface—telling stories and creating content for National Geographic, Travel Channel, VIE, Connemara Life, Lonely Planet, and more. Join them for a chat about life, love, family, and adventure!

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Nathan Alan Yoakum, Owner/Artist
Nathan Alan Yoakum Art (NAYA)

Episode 8: “Art on the Spectrum: Seeing What Others Cannot” – A Conversation with Nathan Alan Yoakum

In the eighth episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine, our host, VIE founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, catches up with artist Nathan Alan Yoakum. A heartfelt and candid conversation follows detailing Nathan’s stunning resin sculptures and pop art, as well as his personal journey of living on the autism spectrum and how it has shaped his life and career. Through art, Nathan finds his creative niche and thrives in a world where he can see what others cannot. His visions become a beautiful story for his audience and collectors. Find Nathan’s work at isidro dunbar Modern Interiors in Miramar Beach, Florida, Jay Etkin Gallery in Memphis, and Chic Evolution in Art in Atlanta.

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Geoff Speyrer, Veteran
U.S. Army

Episode 7: “Life Is a Battlefield” – A Conversation with Geoff Speyrer

Welcome to episode seven of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine. Our host, VIE founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, talks with US Army veteran and fitness competitor Geoff Speyrer. His recent SET 22 Challenge—a grueling strength, endurance, and training event that took place over Memorial Day weekend in 2020—raised over $10,000 for Mission 22, a nonprofit helping veterans with treatment for post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries, and substance abuse along with promoting suicide prevention. Geoff discusses his own experiences fighting on the battlefields of the military, addiction, self-harm, fitness, and rebuilding his life through hard work and dedication.

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Zoltan “Zoli” Nagy, Owner/Trainer – Destin Athletic Club
Zoltan “Zoli” Nagy, Owner/Trainer
Destin Athletic Club

Episode 6: “Fit for Life” – A Conversation with Zoltan “Zoli” Nagy

Welcome to episode six of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine. Our host, VIE founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, sits down with health and fitness expert Zoltan “Zoli” Nagy. This former professional hockey player, now the owner and lead trainer at Destin Athletic Club in Destin, Florida, is also a VIE cover gent. Join Lisa and Zoli as they discuss the importance of keeping both your body and your mind strong and healthy, everyday fitness tips, and more.

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Brook Stetler, Executive Director – The Repertory Theatre – Seaside, Florida
Brook Stetler, Executive Director
The Repertory Theatre – Seaside, Florida

Episode 5: “Love The REP” – A Conversation with Brook Stetler

Welcome to a new episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine. Our host, VIE founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, sits down with Brook Stetler, the executive director of The Repertory Theatre in Seaside, Florida. This small local theater company makes big waves throughout the year with a robust lineup of productions for adults and children, concerts, film series, and more. Lisa caught up with Brook to chat about The REP and the value of supporting the arts in your community.

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Jordan Staggs, Managing Editor – VIE magazine
Jordan Staggs, Managing Editor
VIE magazine

Episode 4: “VIE Adventures, Part II” – A Conversation with Jordan Staggs

This episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine, features our host, VIE founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, and managing editor Jordan Staggs. Join us as they recount some of VIE’s most memorable photo shoot moments from the past several years, the joys and struggles of making a monthly magazine, and their love of all things Hamilton in this installment of “VIE Adventures.” Stay tuned for more adventures with the VIE staff on future episodes of VIE Speaks.

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Brittney Kelley, Cofounder/CEO – Tribe Kelley
Brittney Kelley, Cofounder/CEO
Tribe Kelley

Episode 3: “Pivot with Your Tribe” – A Conversation with Brittney Kelley

On the third episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine, Lisa Burwell sits down with Brittney Kelley. As the cofounder, CEO, and designer for Tribe Kelley lifestyle brand along with her husband, Brian Kelley of country music duo Florida Georgia Line, Brittney has become an influential creative voice in her community and online. She shares information on her partnership with mental health advocacy program PIVOT Relational Alignment, what’s coming up for Tribe Kelley, and more.

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Tracey Thomas, Creative Director – VIE magazine
Tracey Thomas, Creative Director
VIE magazine

Episode 2: “VIE Adventures, Part I” – A Conversation with Tracey Thomas

In the first installment of “VIE Adventures,” our host, VIE magazine founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, chats with creative director Tracey Thomas about the history and vision of VIE. Join us for a special episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul as they share behind-the-scenes tidbits about working with fashion designer Christian Siriano on a massive cover and lifestyle shoot at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in Ireland, traveling the world for stories, and the inspiration and evolution behind VIE’s brand for the past twelve years.

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Laurie Hood, Founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge
Laurie Hood, Founder
Alaqua Animal Refuge

Episode 1: “Rescue Me” — A Conversation with Laurie Hood

Welcome to the first episode of VIE Speaks: Conversations with Heart & Soul, a new podcast and limited video series from the creators of VIE magazine. Our host, VIE founder/editor-in-chief Lisa Burwell, sits down with Laurie Hood, the founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge and the Florida state director for Animal Wellness Action. In this heartfelt and candid conversation, they discuss Hood’s mission for giving animals shelter, safety, and second chances, along with the ups and downs of running a nonprofit no-kill animal refuge with over 400 volunteers.

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