Sonia Li “Drumming to Dance” on The Palo Alto Podcast #115

May 9th, 2018

Sonia Li

A dance teacher at Stanford University, Sonia Li shares enthusiasm and over-the-top refreshing energy for dancing with drums as the backdrop! Sonia teaches the POUND Rockout workout (full body cardio workout inspired by drumming) and the Barre Sculpt (full body toning, strengthening, and lengthening workout choreographed to the beat of the music). She teaches at Stanford, the Bay Club, and sometimes at Athleta in Town & Country Village (Palo Alto) as a special guest. If you are curious about taking dance you can contact Sonia Li by email at

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Max Shapiro “How to Pitch to Angel Investors” on The Palo Alto Podcast #114

May 7th, 2018

Max Shapiro

From recruiting for the NBA to executive staffing, Max Shapiro shares what goes into recruiting plus how to pitch new ideas for start-up companies to angel investors! Max is the founder and CEO of PeopleConnect, bringing remarkable energy, a rare blend of experience, a sense of creativity, and a tenaciousness that has made it possible for many startups and established companies to add key talent to their teams. A lifelong entrepreneur, a consummate networker and a business strategist, Max understands the minds and passions of startups and companies focused on growth. His company can be found here:

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Dr. Kim D’Eramo “MindBody Happiness & Comfy Clothes” on The Palo Alto Podcast #113

May 2nd, 2018

Dr. Kim D'Eramo

Dr. Kim D'Eramo is a mind-body wellness expert, traditional physician, and she walks and talks about her favorite line of clothing (just happens to be Athleta) in this episode on happiness and tips for healthy joy going into summer. for more!


Theme Music for The Palo Alto Podcast by Kris Yenney (!

Many thanks to the Palo Alto Athleta store for sponsoring the Palo Alto Podcast's first mixer on May 8!


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John Aikin “The Junior Museum & Zoo Plans a Move” on The Palo Alto Podcast #112

April 30th, 2018

The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Plans a Big Move, Expansion

Executive director John Aikin steps into the future in this conversation about the massive expansion underway, the new name, and the plans for the animals and buildings as The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo prepares for an 18-month overhaul in the existing building and grounds. The zoo will be open for camps all summer! In case you weren't sure!

Here's more:

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Lauren Bigalow “Home is Where the Art Is” Art Competion on The Palo Alto Podcast #111

April 27th, 2018

Lauren Bigelow on "Home is Where the Art Is" Affordable Housing Arts Competition

Today on the show, discover how you can put your artistic talents to work in support of affordable housing in Palo Alto and communities nearby. Palo Alto Housing is hosting an arts competition for May as Affordable Housing Month in one of the most expensive housing markets on the planet. Affordable housing is a challenge here, and this new competition is designed to bring new awareness in a special way. City of Palo Alto residents, young people, and people on the waiting list for affordable housing are all eligible to participate, and Palo Alto Housing (a nonprofit organization) is also seeking art friendly panelists to help judge the competition.

Find out more here:

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Wednesday Wellness “Jail to Sobriety with Oets Emmons” on The Palo Alto Podcast #110

April 25th, 2018

Oets Emmons

Lifelong Palo Alto resident Oets Emmons shares his insight into getting sober (and why it's a lot better than being in jail) plus resources for anyone you may know who is grappling with the awareness of healing from alcoholism.

Many thanks to the musical gifts of Kris Yenney for the theme music ( for more) and to Athleta in Town & Country Village for support of the show!

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Jack Goode “And the Winners of The Tall Tree Awards are…” on The Palo Alto Podcast #109

April 23rd, 2018

Jack Goode

Today, Jack Goode, the director of Leadership and Community Engagement for the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce shares (spoiler alert!) the story on the amazing contributions of the winners of the 2018 Tall Tree Awards, coming up later in May in Palo Alto! Plus a look at how Jack became involved in the community starting with the YMCA. Today's a great show, enjoy! for more!


Thank you!

Thank you to the lovely music of longtime Palo Alto resident Kris Yenney ( and the contributions of Athleta, where you can suit up for summer now (located in the Town & Country Village X from Palo Alto High School).

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Jennifer Rutherford “#FlashDash18 Scavenger Hunt with Junior League” Palo Alto Podcast #108

April 20th, 2018

Jennifer Rutherford

How much fun can children have in Palo Alto on April 28 with the brand new #FlashDash 18 Scavenger Hunt! It's a new and exciting event that will raise funds for children and teachers in East Palo Alto, brought to you by the Junior League of the Mid-Peninsula. Join Jennifer Rutherford today for all the scoop and more!

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Ciara Baynes “The Spirit of Dance” on The Palo Alto Podcast #107

April 18th, 2018

Ciara Baynes

Ciara Baynes taps into the power of dance to lead the Bar Method at Town & Country in Palo Alto. In this Wellness Wednesday interview, Ciara shares her secrets for saying mentally aware, awake, and ready to teach each day.


Thank you cellist Kris Yenney for the lovely theme music ( and Athleta in Town & Country for sponsoring upcoming podcast events!

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Kendra Rosenberg “Design Trending in Palo Alto” on The Palo Alto Podcast #106

April 16th, 2018

Today the Palo Alto Podcast chats with Kendra Rosenberg on what's hot, what's not, and what is in the middle of change for design, remodeling and new homes in Palo Alto. Kendra grew up in Palo Alto, and her mom was a high school counselor. 

She opened her own design studio last year, and she's never looked back! 

Kendra Rosenberg is the principal designer of KNR Design Studio. She has over 10 years of design experience spanning luxury hotels, high-end residences, and modern and traditional houses. Kendra is passionate about creating beautiful and elegant designs that are highly functional and uniquely tailored to her clients. She is a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C) and an associate member of American Institute of Architects (AIA). Kendra holds a Masters in Architecture from University of Southern California where she won multiple awards for her architectural designs.

Here is a little bit more about her design company:

KNR Design Studio focuses on residential architecture, including new homes, whole-house renovations, rebuilds, additions, and remodels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Our design is driven by aesthetics, everyday-usability, and personalization. We work closely with the site and environment to design a functional, beautiful, and energy efficient house that expresses our clients' taste and personality.

Her labor of love is contributing to the Magical Bridge Playground at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto.

Sponsors & Resources

Many thanks to Kris Yenney, longtime Palo Alto cellist, for the original theme music. You can find out more here:

If you have a story or guest to suggest to The Palo Alto Podcast please send an email to ThePaloAlto @ and host Erica Glessing will get back with you quicklyi!

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