The Journey of My Mother's Son

Updated: 12 Apr 2024 • 275 episodes
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My name is Dan Clouser. I am a podcast host, author and a speaker. I founded and ran a nonprofit youth sports organization for 30 years called the Berkshire Baseball & Softball Club, which later became the BIG Vision Foundation. We ran teams, tournaments and a 130 acre sports complex. I loved every second of what I did. I loved working with kids and teaching them leadership skills and life lessons through sports and community service. I thought that I would have died doing what I loved. Then in 2019, I felt a calling from God for my wife, Sandy, and I. We decided to leave our comfort zone and start a new journey. A literal journey, selling most of our material things and setting out across this beautiful country in an RV with our golden retriever, Youkilis. Sounds crazy, but it was also destined to happen. You see I was raised by a hippy named Loretta Magary, she was a free spirit who quit her job and embarked on her own journey in the mid-1980’s. Her journey started in a 1967 Plymouth Valiant with the back seat removed to make a bed and a .38 Special for protection. She later evolved into a 1978 Toyota camper. After she passed away in 2005, we were able to experience a small part of her journey by going through her old photos and letters. The people that she met along the way were amazing. I’ll be conducting speaking engagements and writing more books on our travels. More importantly, this is our chance to continue my mother’s legacy of giving back through volunteering. We will tell the stories of the people that we meet along the way through this podcast, blogging, and social media. This is truly “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” and as Michael Franti says in the opening verse of his song, “Gloria,” “When many little people in many little places, Do many little things, then the whole world changes.” It will be our job to share and tell the stories of those “Many Little People” through this podcast and my writing. Some of the people that we interview may be famous, most will not be, but they’ll all have a story to tell about the difference they’re making. Some stories will still have a sports theme, others spiritual, some will be about music, others about food, some will talk about travel, but all will be about the many little people, in the many little places who are doing the many little things to make the whole world change. We pray that you enjoy these stories and are inspired to do your own little things to make this world a better place for all of us.

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In this episode of The Journey of my Mother’s Son podcast, I sit down with Shane Anderson. Shane is the husband half of the indie/folk husband and wife duo, Arbour Season. They draw inspiration from the incredible adventures they experience all across North America in their converted school bus/home. Their unique journ

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In this episode of the Journey of My Mother’s Son podcast, I sit down and talk with Matt and Grace Grooms of The Golden Road. Sandy and I met Matt and Grace back in December at Sebastian Inlet State Park in Florida as they were on the home stretch of their second walk across America.  I had found them and started follo

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In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, Sandy and I talk about our last couple of weeks in Galveston, as well as our travels on our way to Grapevine, Texas. We met so many amazing people in our 37 days in Galveston. After Galveston, we made our way to Katy, Texas for a weekend of book signings, Wal

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In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Terry Weaver. Terry is an author, speaker, podcast host, coach, and brain child behind the live event called, “The Thing.” The title of this podcast is spot on – Terry and I cover a broad range of topics, with a few squirrel moments mi

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In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with John Kimble. John is a fitness trainer and development coach. He has learned how to turn adversity into opportunity.  He has overcome addiction and self-sabotage and now dedicates his life to others in order to help them turn their own

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In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Tobi Whitney. Tobi and her husband, Jeff are fellow nomads.  Her and I first connected back in 2016 when the organization that I was running at the time was establishing a girl’s baseball event. Fast forward to 2022 and Jeff and Tobi b

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