The MultiPod

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The MultiPod is an independent podcast exploring the ideas and profiles of the world’s first community of dedicated multipotentialites, the Puttytribe. Multipotentialites (a.k.a “multipods”) have diverse interests, skills, and creative outlets – making us capable of success in just about anything.

Our cultures and global economy today demand creativity and flexibility, and more people are creating purposeful lives from the intersections of various pursuits. Join us every other week to share in the amazing journeys of our Puttytribe members.

Show co-hosts – Ted, Sandrine, Sara, Vanessa, and Gillian – are constantly exploring what’s important in the wide world of multipotentiality. In each episode, they profile at least one member of the Puttytribe and discuss themes like work ethic and productivity, mental health, jobs vs. careers, languages, simplicity, and rituals.

Do you have questions or suggestions for the show? Feel free to contact the team.

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The MultiPod Team

Ted Cragg

Ted Cragg

Producer and Co-Host

Ted is a budding podcaster, aspiring entrepreneur, musician, writer, traveler, and guide. He’s inspired by outliers, adventurers, individuality, and making the most out of life. Plus, he’s a happy husband and father of two.
Sandrine Gressard

Sandrine Gressard

Co-Host

Sandrine is passionate about flying, scuba diving, public speaking, and singing. She aims to have a positive impact on future generations of women, showing them the endless careers available to them.
Sara Oliver GV

Sara Oliver GV

Co-Host

Sara is a Spanish multi-disciplinary artist and educator interested in ontology and personal development. Art allows her to fully express her multipotentiality in so many ways.
Mike Mulcey

Mike Mulcey

Researcher and Show Notes Writer

Mike is a marketing consultant, writer, photographer, and singer-songwriter. He’s living and working on the road as a digital nomad in North America.
Vanessa Reich-Shackelford

Vanessa Reich-Shackelford

Co-Host

Vanessa lives and breathes podcasting as a co-host, producer, and editor. She also loves travel, yoga, community-building, her pets, and her partner (a fellow podcaster).

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Creativity and Self-Care: A Conversation With Iris Petra – TMP 038

This episode features Iris as she explains how creativity can improve your health, how to use creativity for more joy and less stress, and how we could build a better culture around creativity.

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How to Build an Everything Conference with Joel Zaslofsky – TMP 037

The MultiPod goes behind the scenes to learn all about the upcoming Everything Conference. What does a multipotentialite event look like? Join us to learn how to build a unique conference experience.

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Find the Multipotential in Your Relationships with Michelle Zaylar – TMP 036

“What kind of relationships do you want when you grow up?” Why don’t we initiate that conversation with our kids, or think about it for ourselves? Multipotentialites challenge the notion of conforming to one set career path, and look for other options and possibilities. Relationship expert Michelle Zaylar is here to tell us that we can take the same approach when thinking about relationships, because the more we challenge and question our preconceptions, the healthier a relationship we can have.

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Coping With Stress Through Learning – From Malawi, Live With Thrive – TMP 035

The MultiPod travels (digitally) to Malawi to get to know Thrive. He shares his story of how embracing reading and learning has given him an understanding not just into the world, but into his own multipotentiality. It has helped him combat stress, pressure, and expectations. Thrive dreams big and brings positivity to himself and those around him.

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Living Remotely as a Multipotentialite with Alberto Martínez – TMP 034

Do multipotentialites gravitate towards remote, quiet places? When they look as stunning as Norway’s Lofoten Islands, it’s easy to see why. Host Ted and Puttytribe member Alberto explore his life living in this remote archipelago, within the Arctic Circle, and how multipods can adapt and even thrive in such unique settings.

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Write Your Stories and Be Confident! The Universe Needs Your Creativity with Heather U-K – TMP 033

Gillian takes the mic for an outstanding, in-depth conversation with the Puttytribe’s Heather Ussery-Knight, one of the community’s chief motivators and architects. Learn about the benefits of having an inner critic, what the Empty Chair process is and how it benefits writers, plus box breathing, meditation, and how to check in on your body.

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MultiPod Extras: ¡No Hay Problema! – Backpacking in Cuba with 3 Kids and a 120L Bag

MultiPod Extras is a new project of The MultiPod, where the hosts test out new podcast ideas in a bonus, typically one-off format. Members of the Puttytribe can pitch their podcast episode ideas too! Email themultipodcast@gmail.com with the show that you’d like to demo and maybe we can help you put it together.

If you are curious about travel in the real Cuba away from the resorts, including how to find accommodation and transport, what sort of prices to expect, what to eat and how to get around with kids, then this episode will help clear the fog and give you a much better understanding.

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Bring Your Passions to Life – Learn Focus and Productivity, with Nickita Fyens – TMP 032

Puttytribe stalwart, Nickita Fyens, joins hosts Vanessa and Ted to talk about practical applications for turning your dreams and passions into reality. We’re talking both actual apps as well as psychological tools.

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Breaking Your Bubble: Facing Uncertainty and Doing Your Next Great Thing with Ted Cragg – TMP 031

The MultiPod co-host, Ted Cragg, opens up about his own journey in pursuing a new career path and shares some great insights into building confidence, experimentation, and embracing the journey as a means of self-discovery.

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Yes, You Have Permission with Vikki Coombes – TMP 030

It’s your life, it’s your time. Those things you’ve dreamt of doing, you can do them! Expert hummingbird and positive influencer, Vikki Coombes, is here to help us on our journey. But you won’t get permission from her: listen in and you’ll find it within yourself.

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Millennials and Today’s Economy: What Do We Do About Burnout? With Claire – TMP 029

In this episode, Claire, Managing Editor of Puttylike, talks about burnout in today’s economy and how to utilize self-care and clear boundaries to keep yourself recharged and balanced.

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A Matter of Focus or Motivation: Energizing Projects with Henriette Hamer – TMP 028

In this episode, Henriette Hamer discussing our 4th annual Jumpstart January and shares her insights into finding focus and energy in the new year. It’s filled with ideas to boost your productivity and energize your projects.

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Should We Continue? The MultiPod’s First Anniversary Episode – TMP 027

The MultiPod published its first episode exactly one year ago, and what a ride it’s been! We’ve created 27 episodes, met lots of puttypeep, and gained new skills, advice and knowledge. So … what did we learn, and should we continue? Listen to find out the answer!

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How to Become a Digital Nomad with Mike Mulcey – TMP 026

In this episode, Mike from Alt-Nomad shares his insights on the pursuit of remote work and full-time travel. Don’t miss this lively conversation filled with ideas for developing yourself and finding your way through minimalism.

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The Multipotentialite Blogger with Atiba Shaikh – TMP 025

In this episode, Ted talks with Atiba Shaikh, a promising young blogger, talented writer, and multipotentialite. She shares how blogging is ideal for multipotentialites, challenges you to focus while incorporating your multiple interests, and can even leave you questioning your career path.

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How to Find Career Stability Through Parallel Jobs with Gillian Semple – TMP 023

In this episode, Gillian from the Multipod Motivator explains how she’s been able to find career stability by developing and applying skills in multiple, parallel jobs. The stories and insight flow easily in this one!

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Puttython Preview! Michael and Erika Set Up Another Fabulous Weekend – TMP 022

You’re about to learn what it’s like teaching English at a brand-new school in China and how to prepare for a global Puttython extravaganza. The Puttython is our chance to set aside distractions, let ideas and inspiration flow freely, and give ourselves permission to try new things, complete other things, or just let spontaneity happen.

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Self-Directed Education with Tia Ho and Vanessa Tharp – TMP 021

In this episode, you’ll learn how to take a learner’s context and teach them the way they need you to, how to deflect the stereotype that multipotentialites are flaky or unfocused, and how to discover who you’re meant to work with through self-expression.

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Four Voices, Four Perspectives: The MultiPod Hosts Explore How to Focus on Big Goals – TMP 020

The four main hosts of The MultiPod – Sara, Sandrine, Ted, and Vanessa – get together to share their thoughts on how to find focus when working towards a major goal.

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