Starting Overdrive

Real stories of starting over from real people from all walks of life. Find out how our guests started over, the adversity they faced, what they learned, how they bounced back and put their lives into new, positive overdrive.

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Thursday Dec 10, 2020

In this episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with fiction writer, author, interviewer, and podcaster, Frank Burton, about starting over from severe, devastating seizures and intense visuals that disrupted his life, how he dealt with the unknown, getting diagnosed, his amazing recovery, and how he employs unique coping strategies to prevent seizures today. Delving deeper into Frank's story, we explore the differences between Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Non-Epileptic Attack Syndrome, how he confronted the reality of his condition, the importance of getting a medical diagnosis, how he learned to open up and talk about his unique condition, his support system, how the medical community reacted to his seizure condition, his unique coping strategies, and his advice for anyone who may be experiencing something unknown medically and forced to start over.  

Thursday Nov 19, 2020

In this episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with circus artist turned comedian/actor, Quinn Beasley, about the many times he's started over in life, including a devastating, life-changing fall from a 10-foot unicycle during a live performance that left him with a traumatic brain injury. As we delve deeper into the life story of Quinn Beasley, we learn more about how Quinn enrolled in circus training at a young age as an outlet to deal with being diagnosed with ADHD, how he learned to understand his condition, and how he overcame extreme obstacles, including substance abuse, anger, depression, and being homeless. As well, we also learn how Quinn started over, turned his life around, traveled the world with his own live circus shows, and lives healthy today as a comedian and actor with a new outlook on life where anything is possible.

Thursday Nov 05, 2020

In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with legendary singer, Juno Award nominee, and Queen of Scream, Darby Mills, who rose to fame in the early-to-mid Eighties as the front-woman of the Canadian band, The Headpins, which sold a million copies worldwide of their debut album Turn It Loud, and topped the Billboard charts with such hits as "Don't It Make You Feel" and "Just One More Time" to name a few.  As we delve into the career and life story of Darby Mills, we learn more about the many times she's had to start over, her association to change throughout her life, how she perceives risk, leaving The Headpins for the first time, working with some of the biggest names in music, losing record deals, going solo on her own, how she personally faced adversity, leaving The Headpins for a second time later in her career, starting over with The Darby Mills Project, and how she found strength in her own story of starting over.

Tuesday Sep 22, 2020

In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk with former world renowned hypnotist, mentalist, and magician, Andrew Gerard, who worked with Criss Angel on the television series Mindfreak and served as a consulting producer for David Blaine while also headlining his own show in Las Vegas. As we explore Andrew Gerard's story, we also learn how his rising career as a mentalist was cut short by a car accident, why he had to leave the elite world of magic to start over, what his recovery process was like, and how he discovered a new creativity through a successful career in photography, cinematography, music, directing, writing, and so much more.

Friday Sep 04, 2020

In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk to singer, musician, Scott Holman, who was the original lead singer of Nickelback - before they were called Nickelback - prior to the group becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. As we delve deeper into Scott's story, we also learn what it's like to start over while watching his former bandmates reach superstardom in the music industry, his history with Nickelback, why he left the original band, how he confronted his own mental health, living with Bipolar Disorder, the importance of getting a proper diagnosis, and creating new music today on his own unique musical journey.

Thursday Aug 27, 2020

In today's episode of Starting Overdrive, we talk to Canadian true crime storyteller and Dark Poutine podcast creator, Mike Browne, who reveals his unique story of starting over from a safe, secure 9-5 job to creating one of the most popular true crime podcasts online. As we delve deeper into Mike's story, we also learn what it's like to start over in life as an adopted child, move across an entire country into the unknown, and how he started over years later after confronting a traumatic life experience that haunted him as an adult. Listen now to also hear Mike's advice for anyone who's stuck and forced to start over.

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