It’s spring break this week for millions of kids across America. School’s out, Passover, Easter, and March Madness are also here, and millions nationwide are spending extra time with family. And so are we. In this special episode, we are thrilled to introduce you to two new members of our media family: the captivating hosts of the newest Righteous Media production: Everybody and Their Mother Has a Podcast.
Rick and his mom (Sharon) are quarantining together in a secret desert location. And it’s been VERY interesting. And fun and inspiring. This charming, new, weekly podcast will be like a warm cup of cocoa with your mom or best friend. Everybody takes you inside the house with Rick and Sharon, two other humans (and their cat), and along for some very special adventures. From Rick’s music-making, to Sharon’s painting, to their shared passion for supporting and understanding the developmental disabilities of Rick’s brother, to breaking down current events, this show will bring smiles and warmth to your ears every time you download.
Rick Sorkin (@RickSorkin) is a Santa Monica-based Music Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Creative Strategist, Plant-based Chef and Co-host of Everybody…. He’s also 6’5”, ambidextrous and followed on Twitter by Barack Obama. Born and raised in Philly, Rick earned a Business and Music Degrees from The George Washington University. He’s spent time on Madison Avenue and in the center of Hollywood, where he created and contributed to many of the now-common global digital advertising and talent practices.
Rick’s co-host is his amazing mom. Sharon Koppelman is an artist and a career educator. Sharon’s guiding philosophy is that everyone benefits personally by contributing to their household and their community, and therefore should be supported to do so regardless of ability level. She is Past Board Chair of SPIN, Inc., a non-profit that provides a life of possibilities and assistance to thousands. Sharon taught in the Philadelphia public school system and was adjunct Assistant Professor at Drexel University, where she taught in the Education program. Sharon’s stand-up comedy experience has so far been limited to a single performance in Philly at the now-legendary Cabaret L’Etage. And now, she has a podcast with her son.
Things are improving quickly in much of America. But we’re not done with the pandemic yet. The emotional trial in the death of George Floyd is underway, disgusting attacks on Asian-Americans continue, and COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising. But the vaccine is rolling out fast, cannabis was legalized in New York, and Michael Strahan closed the gap in his teeth. These are weird times. And Rick and Sharon join Independent Americans and our host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) to break it all down. It’s a light-hearted break from the intensity of the last year. And an introduction to two new Righteous Media voices that will help guide you through whatever comes next.
America is deeply divided. But Independent Americans is a warm cup of reason that adds light to contrast all the heat of other political pods. Every show brings the Righteous Media 5 I’s: independence, integrity, information, inspiration and impact–to keep you empowered. If you’re a concerned citizen who cares about the future of your country, this is your pod. Be a part of the solution. Join us for exclusive access and events by becoming a member of our Patreon community. Get access to events, guests, merch discounts and exclusive content. Go check out our cool new IA merch! Durable camping mugs, cool hats and more.
You can also see video of this conversation with Rick Sorkin and Sharon Koppelman and 100 other leaders on the Righteous YouTube page. Independent Americans connects, informs and inspires–and is powered by Righteous Media.
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