New Horizons: True Stories Told in the Metaverse at the Killer Bee Studios

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Welcome to “New Horizons: True Stories & Experiences Told in the Metaverse,” presented by the Killer Bee Studios Network, where storytelling’s transformative power meets the boundless possibilities of virtual reality. This podcast is a beacon of hope and inspiration, hosted by Brian and Shawna Curee and known in the Metaverse as Mr. & Mrs. KillerB.

Immerse yourself in live, interactive talk shows featuring diverse guests—from musicians and celebrities to best-selling authors, athletes, and entrepreneurs. Each episode is a journey through true, compelling stories of overcoming adversity, personal growth, and the power of hope and connection. “New Horizon” is not just a podcast; it’s an immersive community experience where listeners find strength and encouragement in the shared experiences of real people facing life’s challenges, bridging the physical and digital worlds in the Metaverse.

Brian and Shawna host with a genuine passion for connection, guiding conversations that explore the journeys of emotional healing and triumph over adversity. “New Horizon” shines a light on resilience and personal fulfillment, inspiring listeners with each tale of perseverance and strength.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind interactive experience in the Metaverse, where the lines between virtual and reality blend in the pursuit of understanding, inspiration, and true connection. If you’re navigating life’s ups and downs, seeking support, or intrigued by the synergy between technology and human stories, “New Horizons: True Stories & Experiences Told in the Metaverse” offers a unique space to connect and be uplifted.

Subscribe now and be part of a journey that celebrates true stories and the vast horizons of the Metaverse. Be part of a community that believes in the power of connection and the inspirational stories that move us forward together.

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Episodes

A Child's Battle with Alexander's Disease with Yvonne & Josh Jones
02-04-2024
A Child's Battle with Alexander's Disease with Yvonne & Josh Jones
Facing a parent's greatest fear, Yvonne and Josh share their deeply personal experience with their son Nick's struggle against Alexander's Disease. Their story transcends the unimaginable challenges they've faced, from early signs to heartbreaking progression of the condition, offering a beacon of hope through their unity and spirit. As they reveal the difficult journey, including Nick's stroke and the complications with insurance, you'll feel the strength that love and family can bring, even in the direst of circumstances.This episode isn't just about the pain of grief—it's about finding pathways through it. We explore the solace offered by virtual communities like Horizons, where the avatars that roam digital landscapes carry the souls of real people grappling with real struggles. You'll hear how these connections offer a shoulder to lean on and how such support can manifest in unexpected ways.As a tribute to Nick's memory, we reflect on the extraordinary power of faith and the embrace of a supportive online and offline community. The episode touches on the vital role of personal networks in providing a sanctuary from despair, highlighting how collective acts of kindness and remembrance can be a guiding light in dark times. Whether you're looking to find comfort, understand the grieving process, or need a reminder that you're not alone, this conversation is a heartfelt testament to the strength that comes from togetherness. Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Melody of Triumph: Damien Horne’s Journey of Musical Perseverance and Inspirational Renaissance
25-01-2024
Melody of Triumph: Damien Horne’s Journey of Musical Perseverance and Inspirational Renaissance
Have you ever felt like the underdog, chasing dreams that seemed just out of reach? This podcast episode features Damien Horne, a motivational musician and educational entertainer, who transformed his life's toughest battles into a symphony of success. As we usher in the new year at Killer Bee Studios, Damien's story unfolds, revealing his roots in a large blended family, the adversities he faced, and his unwavering pursuit of inspiration through a 20-year journey in the competitive music industry.From the quiet hum of Hickory, North Carolina, to the bright lights of Los Angeles, Damien's tale is not unlike a melody with complex harmonies and dissonant chords. He paints a raw picture of his leap of faith, periods of homelessness, and the grit needed to navigate the stark realities of Hollywood. Damien's return to the East Coast marks a crescendo in his life, where the internal battle of surrendering to defeat or pushing through became his daily rhythm. Throughout our conversation, listeners will find solace in the familiar refrains of faith and the power of scripture that buoyed him during his darkest moments.In the final act of our session, the spotlight shines on the discovery of purpose and the profound impact of mentorship. Damien's narrative, peppered with encounters with strangers who became angels in disguise, emphasizes the importance of recognizing one's gifts and the courage required to let one's light shine. As Damien shares the importance of trusting in the unseen, drawing parallels with iconic figures who embraced unconventional paths, we invite you to reflect on the transformative potential of answering a higher calling in your own journey. Tune in for an episode that harmonizes the essence of faith, perseverance, and the art of inspiring others.Learn more about Damien Horne at https://www.damienhorne.com/ Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Pouring Drinks and Sharing Wisdom: Alex Bennett's Transformative Experiences
30-11-2023
Pouring Drinks and Sharing Wisdom: Alex Bennett's Transformative Experiences
What if the wisdom you need is just a bartender away? Meet Alex Bennett, bartender turned author, who has been serving up more than just drinks. He's been doling out pearls of wisdom from behind the bar, guiding those seeking his counsel through life's twists and turns. Alongside these intriguing conversations, we navigate the labyrinth of decisions that shape our careers and lives and share some transformative exercises that help you identify and prioritize what truly matters to you. Bartending is more than mixing drinks; it's about listening, understanding, and providing a sanctuary for those looking to express their thoughts and emotions. In this episode, we dive into the heart of this role with Alex, hearing fascinating stories from his time in a corporate restaurant in Chicago, including a spine-chilling incident involving a regular customer that left everyone in shock. As we touch upon the nuances of offering advice to friends, we also consider the potential repercussions, bringing a new perspective to the delicate art of giving advice.In the final act of this engaging narrative, Alex shares a heartwarming story about the impact he had on a regular customer's life, highlighting the incredible power of human connection. Moreover, he introduces us to his book "A Shot of Oakies," a riveting blend of bourbon, pirates and Shakespeare, inspired by his experiences as a bartender. This episode is not just about the stories from behind the bar but a journey of self-reflection and understanding that reminds us of our profound impact on each other's lives. Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Confronting Internal Darkness and Discovering Spiritual Awakening: JOliver's Transformative Journey
01-11-2023
Confronting Internal Darkness and Discovering Spiritual Awakening: JOliver's Transformative Journey
Have you ever wondered about the impact of Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) or the Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) on your life decisions? Olivia and I, Brian, take you through an enlightening conversation around these intriguing emotions. We're thrilled to have JOliver, who shares his compelling personal journey from a murky phase of selfishness and greed to a spiritual awakening ignited by a dream.A significant part of our discussion points to the internal battles we face. J offers a profound understanding of how discrete sins like selfishness can internally erode us. Together, we explore the healing power of vulnerability and the solace of acknowledging our shared struggles. We also reflect on the surprising joy derived from renouncing materialistic pursuits in favor of a more enriched life experience.Our conversation is made even more powerful by J's personal testimony, a testament to the importance of aligning with God's will. J's life-altering experience conveys the importance of seeking God's viewpoint beyond the world's judgment. We hope this story inspires you, reminding you that no matter the distance you feel you've drifted, it's not too late to return to God's path. So, join us for this transformative conversation blending life lessons, spiritual wisdom, and compelling personal narratives.Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
From Cow Trades to Airwaves: The Life Transformation Story of Nik from Bandkind
12-10-2023
From Cow Trades to Airwaves: The Life Transformation Story of Nik from Bandkind
When was the last time you had a heart-to-heart with a radio veteran? Get ready to be swept away by Nik’s riveting tales from her 30-year-long journey in the radio and records industry. From her early days growing up amidst the rustic charm of Montana, through her international escapades, and all the way to her transformative experiences that led her to where she is today. The story of trading a cow for an old 1924 Fisher of Bright Piano is just one of Nik’s  many fascinating anecdotes.Nik, the Founder of Bandkind, talks about the ins and outs of the industry, exploring the impact of her rural roots on her career and the incredible opportunities that came her way. She talks about her role in re-identifying a band’s music and partnering with TobyMac to create inspiring music. Every twist and turn, challenge and triumph, is a testament to her incredible resilience and unwavering passion.In Nik’s journey, the transformative power of faith is a constant theme. As we wrap up our conversation, we reflect on how her faith guided her through her trials and triumphs.  This episode is a celebration of life transformations, a narrative of finding one’s purpose, and a testament to the magic of music and radio. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation! Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Navigating the Creative Mind of Sherri Lynn: A Journey of Storytelling, Rejection, and Unwavering Passion
28-09-2023
Navigating the Creative Mind of Sherri Lynn: A Journey of Storytelling, Rejection, and Unwavering Passion
Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind creative of Sherri Lynn, A.K.A. Producer Sherri? Join us as we enter the world of Sherri, the producer of the Brant Hansen Show, podcast host, and a true creative powerhouse. In this fascinating conversation, Sherri passionately discusses her love for creation and how she believes it brings us closer to the nature of God. As we navigate her creative journey, we dive into the positive impact of her works on both the creator and the audience.As a lover of theater and storytelling, Sherri Lynn opens up about her deep appreciation for creators like Shonda Rhimes and Aaron Sorkin, whose narratives leave a lasting impression. We indulge in a lively discussion about shows like Ted Lasso and Entourage, exploring how they uniquely portray friendship and human dynamics. Moreover, Sherri reveals how characters can become a vital part of our lives and how revisiting familiar stories can be comforting during stressful times.Continuing our conversation, we venture into the often daunting topic of rejection and the pursuit of creative passions. Sherri recounts her experiences of self-publishing a book that was initially rejected by Christian publishers. Her story is a testament to unwavering faith and determination. Unravel the enigmatic world of creativity with us and Sherri Lynn in this podcast replay, recorded live the the Metaverse.Links Mentioned:https://iamsherrilynn.comThe Brant & Sherri Oddcast Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Overcoming Life's Obstacles and Exploring Virtual Opportunities: The Story of Jennifer Smash
14-09-2023
Overcoming Life's Obstacles and Exploring Virtual Opportunities: The Story of Jennifer Smash
Imagine what it feels like to face a life-altering diagnosis and come out stronger on the other side. Jennifer Smash, a valiant warrior living with diabetes, shares her heart-touching journey of resilience, strength and acceptance. With the courage to transform her struggles into a source of empowerment, Jen now stands tall as a double amputee, using her experiences to uplift others.But that's not all. Have you thought about the immense potential the Metaverse holds? Jennifer Smash did, and she shares her exciting venture into this digital frontier. After 30 years of accounting and working with celebrities like Puffy Combs,  Public Enemy, The Notorious B.I.G, and she found the courage to reopen her accounting practice in the Metaverse. Today, she's educating entrepreneurs in this virtual world, offering free classes and resources to help them flourish. To top it off, we're joined by Meta Clean Rupert, another creative force in the Metaverse. He shares his experiences and teaches us valuable lessons about self-belief and the power of helping others. This episode isn't just a conversation; it's a journey into the world of overcoming life’s biggest challenges and seizing opportunities in unexpected realms. Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Unleashing the Superpower of Questions w/ Kevin Eikenberry
03-08-2023
Unleashing the Superpower of Questions w/ Kevin Eikenberry
In this podcast replay, Kevin Eikenberry, a renowned leadership expert, joined us at the Killer Bee Studios to dive into the art of asking questions. Kevin shares his insights on how asking questions can be a superpower that helps us learn more effectively and build stronger relationships. Grab a CHAIR to discover why curiosity and humility are crucial in making questions a superpower and how this can transform your personal and professional life.Kevin emphasizes the importance of being curious to learn and understand others' perspectives and being humble to acknowledge that we don't have all the answers. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to enhance their communication skills and deepen their relationships. Key Points with Timestamps:00:00:00 Introduction and Kevin Eikenberry's background00:05:57 Why asking questions can be a superpower00:12:26 The acronym CHAIR for making questions a superpower00:13:05 Be Curious00:17:16 Be Humble00:18:40 Be Aware00:21:17 Live Audience Question: Do you ever get burnt out by curiosity00:22:56 The Naked Why Question00:24:34 Inclusivity00:27:50 Live Audience Question: Political questions in the office00:30:36 Reflection00:40:33 Is there a kryptonite to be aware of00:41:34 Closing Thought from KevinLinks Mentioned:https://kevineikenberry.com/ Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Exploring the Future of Podcasting in the Metaverse w/ Tom Rossi, Co-Founder of Buzzsprout
12-05-2023
Exploring the Future of Podcasting in the Metaverse w/ Tom Rossi, Co-Founder of Buzzsprout
Ever dreamt of hosting your own podcast? How about a live podcast show in the Metaverse? Join us as Tom Rossi, co-founder of the innovative podcast platform Buzzsprout, comes to experience the Killer Bee Studios Metaverse podcast firsthand. This could be a whole new approach for future podcasters. Tom shares his journey from coding in the mid-90s to becoming a key player in the podcasting world and building an easy-to-use platform serving churches, volunteers, and podcasters.Let's face it, podcasting is hard work but, oh, so rewarding! We unpack the realities of this world, from the futility of chasing downloads as a success metric to the power of engaging conversations that extend beyond any numerical value. Hear about a friend who discovered the unique value a podcast can bring, even if it garners no downloads, as she interviews authors and cultivates invaluable discussions. We also dove into the potential of a podcast as an expert platform to attract clients and the power the smartphone wields in making content globally accessible in just a few hours.The podcasting world is complex, flooded with opportunities and challenges. We sift through this landscape, discussing the emergence of platforms like Anchor and how it has sparked debates on the number of existing podcasts. We also discussed the open system of podcasting versus the closed system of YouTube and how the pandemic has influenced the industry. Tom offers invaluable advice for aspiring podcasters, emphasizing the importance of content over numbers. He assures us that even a podcast with low download counts can be a success if it resonates with the right person. So, brace yourself for a captivating discussion on podcasting's ins and outs! Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Behavioral Life Coaching in the Metaverse & Serving Veterans w/ Meta_Coach
04-05-2023
Behavioral Life Coaching in the Metaverse & Serving Veterans w/ Meta_Coach
Join us as Meta_Coach, a behavioral life coach shares how he's using virtual reality to help veterans worldwide. By using the power of VR, coaches can connect with people worldwide and provide them with practical, tailored support for their mental health needs. Through immersive experiences in a safe environment, people find relief from trauma-related symptoms such as anxiety or depression while guided by experienced professionals who understand their unique struggles. Virtual reality also offers an innovative way to engage individuals online without having to meet in person, making it easier and more convenient for those living far away or unable to leave home due to mobility issues. With this technology at our fingertips, we can bring healing, hope, and transformation into the lives of so many deserving people, especially those who have served our country bravely.Episode Highlights To Listen For:00:2:32 Introduction00:5:29 Being Vulnerable to Connect00:6:00 How Do You Evolve, Change, or Start Over00:11:42 VFW Opportunity in the Metaverse00:18:09 What Can We Do When We See Someone Dealing with Loneliness00:20:31 The Walls We Put Up...a Butterly Story00:32:12 What About the Darker Side of VR00:38:51 Plan for Connection In & Outside of VR00:41:32 Closing Thoughts from Meta_Coach00:43:36 BONUS: Live Music Performance by Mr.KillerB Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Exploring the Transformative Power of Forgiveness w/ Todd Stach
27-04-2023
Exploring the Transformative Power of Forgiveness w/ Todd Stach
Are you up for a transformative adventure into the depths of your emotions and self-awareness? In this replay of our podcast, we delve into one of life's most challenging yet rewarding experiences – forgiveness. We're joined by Todd Stach, a well-known personality in the Christian radio world, as we navigate the tricky waters of forgiving others and ourselves, expressing our feelings, and pinpointing obstacles that might slow us down. Todd's personal stories add a layer of richness to our discussion.As we journey through the world of health and wellness, we discover the life-changing magic of positive thinking and the crucial part forgiveness and trust play in our wellness journeys. Inspired by the real-life tale of a man who stretched the limits of endurance and fortitude, we highlight the importance of having a strong network of support. We also explore the delicate dance between forgiveness and trust, especially in healthcare, underscoring the rewarding results of taking leaps of faith and trusting the journey.In the end, we tackle the toughest parts of forgiveness – letting go of past hurts and moving on. Drawing from a touching tale from the past, we illuminate the healing power of time and trust. As we wrap up, we emphasize the importance of stepping away from negativity, finding the bravery to forgive those who have intentionally hurt us, and seeking comfort in our faith. We also underline the need to balance work, faith, and personal relationships, reminding everyone that balance is key in life. Get ready for a riveting conversation filled with insights into the intricate world of forgiveness and its incredible potential for healing and personal growth.Links mentioned:https://beyond615.com Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!
Let's Talk Sex Trafficking with Dixie Canuso
19-04-2023
Let's Talk Sex Trafficking with Dixie Canuso
Sex trafficking is a global problem affecting millions of people every year, and it's happening all around us. Dixie Canuso, from the organization Bring Freedom, joins us to discuss ways traffickers use deception and force to lure vulnerable individuals into their networks, making them difficult to detect. By learning more about the warning signs of sex trafficking and understanding how traffickers operate, you can play an important role in helping victims escape exploitation.5 Things To Listen For In This Episode:00:06:02 Different Types of Human Trafficking00:09:27 How Does Sex Trafficking Start00:13:48 Signs To Look For00:19:06 Protect Your Children By Being Aware00:44:14 When Something Doesn't Feel RightIn this podcast episode, you'll learn about the different types of human trafficking, with a focus on sex trafficking. By being aware of the tactics used by traffickers, you can help protect vulnerable individuals. Additionally, the episode provides insights on how to take precautions to help protect your children from being trafficked. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to learn about how they can help combat sex trafficking.Links Mentioned During This Episode:https://bringfreedom.org/https://www.patreon.com/bringfreedomorghttps://bringfreedom.org/podcast/ Support the show Join Our Discord Server at discord.killerbeestudios.com Affiliate Links: Get Your Own Podcast on BuzzSprout Join us LIVE in VR at the Killer Bee Studios by grabbing an Oculus headset. Plus, earn some reward points from Meta!