The Illuminate Podcast Episode Archive

Episode 131: Hawa Kipilili & Ruth Meriki – Educating One Girl Educates the Whole Community

Hawa Kipilili & Ruth Meriki are the founders of the organization, Elle Peut Naidim (EPN). EPN exists to deal with the issues most likely to hinder students’ ability to complete school: Menstrual Health Hygiene, Violence Against Women and Children, Reproductive Health, Early Childhood Marriage, and Mental Health. They were founded in 2020 and in just … more »

Episode 130: “Issues in your Tissues” – Chiro, PT, and so much more with Dr. Kurt Barnhill & Dr. Chelsea Hollingsworth-Barnhill

Issues in your tissues? Let’s talk Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, and more with entrepreneur (and killer athletes) Dr. Kurt Barnhill and Dr. Chelsea Hollingsworth-Barnhill.  This episode not only walks you through the basics of chiropractic care and physical therapy, including explanations of ART, Graston, Taping, and more – it shares the story of starting a … more »

Episode 129: Todd Aydelotte: A Historical UltraRunner…tracing history on foot

Some people run to clear their minds, others for fitness…there are so many reasons to run (or not), but have you heard of “historical ultra running?” In this episode you meet Todd Aydelotte is an ultrarunner and race director living in New York City. Todd’s unique approach to running long distances, historical ultrarunning, has been … more »

Episode 127: Darren Colvil Licensed Massage Therapist and Movement, Medicine, and Massage

When you think “massage,” what comes to mind? A relaxing splurge? A fancy spa? What about an opportunity to simply feel better, move better, and live better? That’s exactly why Darren Colvil became a licensed massage therapist.  In this episode, Darren shares his journey to the massage table, why “massage will help you move,” and … more »

Episode 126: Justin Bristol and everything you didn’t know you needed to know about bikes, traffic, and epic stories

Meet Justin Bristol, the Safety Education Programs Manager for Georgia Bikes! As Safety Education Programs Manager, Justin oversees bicycle safety educational programs for Georgia Bikes. This includes hosting youth and adult bicycle events, training law-enforcement officers, distributing educational materials, and assisting with activities that support the growth and development of local bicycle advocacy and safety … more »

Episode 125: Jay Patel — Acts of Good Power the World

Can you imagine going to school with no electricity? Or quitting your job at Google to move to Uganda?  Today’s guest took a sabbatical from working for Google in ads sales to move to Uganda and had a vision to bring light to rural communities without electricity. Jay Patel is social entrepreneur who co-founded two … more »


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