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Pop of Passion

People are at their most interesting when talking about what they love in life. Join comedian and storyteller, Jax Barker, as she delves into the passions of her fascinating (and fascinated) guests and the delightful,...more

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Episode 11- Rebecca Bulnes

Episode 11

August 18, 2021

Episode 11- Rebecca Bulnes

Join host Jax Barker as she talks to dancer, actress, writer, producer, advocate and wonderful friend—Rebecca Bulnes about her passion: COMMUNITY! Jax’s Passion Plug is Beer on The Wall, a small local business where this podcast was born. If you’re in the Chicago-land area visit WeHaveGreatBeer.com to find their hours of operation.  Rebecca’s Passion Plug is Abolition Park who believe that housing justice is part of racial justice. You can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://www.gofundme.com/f/abolitionpark or Venmo @AbolitionPark . Rebecca would also like to highlight Abolition Eats which you can support on Venmo @AbolitionEats and https://gofund.me/c5f22fd3  Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle  Produced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge ...

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Episode 10- Elizabeth Kott

Episode 10

August 11, 2021

Episode 10- Elizabeth Kott

Join host Jax Barker as she talks to fashionista, creator, consultant, producer and co-host of the podcast That’s So Retrograde -Elizabeth Kott about her passion: Turning Ideas Into Things.  You can learn more about Elizabeth on her website at https://elizabethkott.com/ Elizabeth’s Passion Plug is One Table— their mission is to empower people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. OneTable is a national nonprofit funded to support people (21-39ish) looking to find and share this powerful experience. You can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://onetable.org/ Jax’s Passion Plug is Black Girls Break Bread—a Chicago-based non-profit organization with a mission to empower, uplift and inspire Black women and girls through the creation of safe spaces for intergenerational discourse and engagement. Please go to http://blackgirlsbreakbread.org/about/ to get involved & donate if you’re able.    Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle    Produced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge ...

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Episode 9- Michael Patrick Russell

Episode 9

July 21, 2021

Episode 9- Michael Patrick Russell

Join host Jax Barker as she talks to actor, musician and host of the podcast Rawk Radio-Michael Patrick Russell about his passion: SongwritingMichael’s Passion Plug is Bandwith Chicago— their mission is to positively affect the lives of underserved Chicago youth by providing lasting access to exceptional musical instruction and ensemble play.You can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://www.bandwithchicago.net/Jax’s Passion Plug is Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who serves as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district as a member of the Democratic Party.Please go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lufc_ads_evergreensearch_dd to get involved with her campaign & donate if you’re able.Our theme music is Forestview by The HustleProduced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge   ...

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Episode 8- Danny Pellegrino

Episode 8

July 14, 2021

Episode 8- Danny Pellegrino

Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to a King, an Icon & a Legend— writer, comedian and host of the podcast Everything Iconic Everything Iconic Danny Pellegrino who is talking about his passion: TALK SHOWS   Danny’s Passion Plug is The Brain and Behavioral Foundation. They are committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. You can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able at https://www.bbrfoundation.org/ Danny also recommends Girls5eva on Peacock and The Mighty Ducks reboot on Disney+   Jax’s Passion Plug is Resilience. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Resilience provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault. Please go tohttps://www.ourresilience.org/about-us/ to get involved & donate if you’re able.    Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle      Produced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge ...

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Episode 7- Rose Abdoo

Episode 7

July 07, 2021

Episode 7- Rose Abdoo

Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to TV and Film Actor Rose Abdoo about her passion: CREATING MINIATURES.    Rose’s Passion Plug is Silver Muzzle Cottage you can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://silvermuzzlecottage.com/   Jax’s Passion Plug is Princeton Mutual Aid and Mercer for Abolition. Please go to https://www.princetonmutualaid.com/ to get involved & donate if you’re able.    Our theme music is Forestview by The Hustle    Produced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge ...

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Episode 6- Hogan McLaughlin

Episode 6

June 30, 2021

Episode 6- Hogan McLaughlin

Join host, Jax Barker, as she talks to American fashion designer and artist Hogan McLaughlin about his passion: MARGAERY TYRELL.Hogan’s Passion Plug is Brave Space Allianceyou can learn how to get involved or support if you’re able here https://www.bravespacealliance.org/Jax’s Passion Plug is Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund please go to https://transgenderlegal.org/ to get involved & donate if you’re able.Our theme music is Forestview by The HustleProduced by Christine Ferrera at The Lincoln Lodge         ...

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