moving the podcast – interview from January 20, 2015
Update: the Longneckers hit the road in late July 2015. They share their new life on the road in their blog; if you want to see where they’ve been, start here.
Episode 36. Before 2015 is out, Jonathan and Ashley Longnecker plan to sell their house, pack up their four kids, and travel the US full time in an RV. Today they share with us why they decided to hit the road less traveled.
“More than anything, we just want to give our kids some amazing experiences. … We just want to make sure that they have the opportunity to see other people’s perspectives and hear their stories. And help people.”
0:00 ~ Why not?
6:40 ~ the logistics of changing your lifestyle
11:35 ~ a whole family adventure
16:00 ~ still figuring out the big picture
Episode 28. Alaina and Peyton are working on a school project about suicide awareness, a subject which, in Alaina’s words, “a lot of people don’t like to talk about because it’s a harsh topic. So we figured, why not us?” Listen in as they talk about their project, what it means to them and why they care so much.
“How much can a school do to prevent cancer? But there’s still support and awareness about it. You can’t prevent it. You can’t prevent cancer. You can’t prevent somebody from committing suicide. But you can raise awareness.”
0:00 ~ we never hear about it
11:05 ~ What should the school do?
13:25 ~ “those who suffer”
16:15 ~ the deep effects of suicide
22:10 ~ Can it be prevented?
27:00 ~ spreading awareness
Episode 26. Debbie and I talk about the startlingly high number of children who are killed or injured by furniture tipping over on them. Debbie shares her personal story of loss, and talks about the organization she and her husband founded to prevent other people from losing the children they love.
“It just didn’t feel right to live with that knowledge and let other parents who don’t know the dangers just go about their life, and just hope that they’re not the next ones.”
0:00 ~ Safe and Sound with Amaya
4:00 ~ an accident waiting to happen
9:55 ~ we don’t see the danger
14:35 ~ tipping is totally preventable
19:10 ~ hot pink pinkies
24:10 ~ a difficult thing to live with
28:15 ~ Why not protect your kids?