Greg Campbell and the Importance of the people we meet – Episode 46
In our conversation, Greg shared some of his professional journey: starting out in TV in Michigan and ending up performing voiceovers in Florida. He also shared some of his personal journey as a parent and a grandson. Most of all, his story and perspective both serve to highlight how the people we know and connect with throughout our lives, impact the trajectory of our personal experiences, careers and more.
What's in episode 46?An introduction to Greg Campbell, not just what he does, but how he IS as a human
How Greg started out as a voice actor narrating audiobooks
One of his favorites: https://www.amazon.com/Motown-Man-Bob-Campbell/dp/1988214394 (Motown Man by Bob Campbell )(due to be available in audiobook soon... featuring Greg's dulcet tones), a story that tackles questions of race and identity through the lens of an interracial couple who meet and fall in love in 1991.
A discussion of what has changed in the conversation on race, in our behaviors, and understanding of each other and history since the 90s
What is still changing
The role that https://thechangedpodcast.com/episodes/gary-hirsch/ (family story telling )plays in teaching important history
Carla! (and a thank you to Carla)
The importance of great friends
The https://thechangedpodcast.com/episodes/kendrick-shope/ (role of instinct) in who and how we trust
A reference to a 1977 episode of The Bionic Woman that almost became its own show, https://www.nbc.com/the-bionic-woman/video/the-bionic-dog-part-1/3800077 (The Bionic Dog)!
A few memorable quotes from Greg Campbell"Change means to me: there's always something better down the road, something, something good on the way. For me, it's always been like that."
"[Since 1991] I think there's been some changes, you know. Unfortunately, when there is change, there seems to be backlash, too often."
"I think that one of the biggest things with change is fear. I think people you know, live too much in fear a little bit. There's a lot of things that's scary out there, that can scare you. But I've always challenged myself, and just try to just keep going, keep moving, and just allow change to come. You got to embrace it, it comes. Some things you know, you can't control. It's part of it, not being able to control it. But, you know, you look at your experiences, and you say, I'm better for it. I'm glad I've tried to have an open mind and live my life that way."
'What you may see in the news nowadays. You know, they talk about what happened in https://www.tulsahistory.org/exhibit/1921-tulsa-race-massacre/ (Tulsa, Oklahoma), and all that. My grandmother told me about that stuff. I mean, I already knew."
"I kind of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgmaHkcFP8 (go by Maya Angelou) a little bit, you know, the person tells you who they are the first time. Believe 'em, you know. I kind of live by that a little bit. I mean, because down the road, that first impression means a lot....