Inform
Inspire
Impact

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A Tour With a Mission...

From Deaf to Hearing for Life!

Listen & SPEAK without sign language or lip reading!

Tour Partner Opportunities

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Our Story


It Started with a Big Idea... The First Ever Podcast World Tour with 3 Goals in Mind...

Inform:  Connect podcasters and fans to industry experts, events, resources and tools. Collecting stories along the journey from start-ups, icons, influencers and non-profits.

Inspire: Through documentary style interviews gather stories of podcasters and others for episodes of the "World's Best Podcast" discovering unique untold "World's Best" stories from around the corner of small towns and cities to the "World's Best" known icons, leaders and influencers.  In these conversations we'll discover who and what has inspired them and who in turn to they hope to inspire.

Impact:  Along the journey we hope to impact podcasters, fans and companies to bring awareness about the nonprofit Auditory-Verbal Center and the work they do each day to teach children with mild to profound deafness to listen and speak without relying on sign language or lip reading.  We invite you to join us in telling their story and along the way help raise money needed for cochlear implants and on-going classes.

The Team


Rich Casanova

Tour Promoter

Seeking Corporate Sponsors & Partnerships. Connect with me on Linkedin and let's talk!

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Nick Rodriguez

Tour Producer

I make our guests sound great on the World's Best Podcast.

Lauren Rock

Tour Manager

I keep the tour moving forward.

Harry Hayes

Tour Videoographer

I'm a content creator & master storyteller

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Contact Us


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Tour Itinerary 2020


Winter Tour Dates

December 21 Through March 19

Dec 21, 2019

Spring Tour Dates:

March 19 Through June 20

Mar 19, 2020

Summer Tour Dates

June 21 Through September 23

Jun 21, 2020

Fall Tour Dates

September 23 Through December 21

Sep 23, 2020

INFORM • INSPIRE • IMPACT


INFORM

Inform podcasters about industry events and resources.

INSPIRE

Interview start-ups, icons and non-profits on the "World's Best Podcast"

IMPACT

Awareness campaign about infants born deaf learning to speak and hear for life and even become future podcasters!

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Tour with a Mission - Video


From living in a silent world to learning to speak and HEAR for life!

Helping Deaf Kids to Hear & Speak!


Imagine if the Podcasting Community Could Help Give Hearing and Voice to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Our Mission: Raise awareness for the nonprofit Auditory-Verbal Center’s cause to teach children with mild to profound deafness to listen and speak without relying on sign language or lip reading. We invite you to join us in telling their story and along the way help raise money needed for cochlear implants and on-going classes.

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INFORM

Inform Podcasters, podcast fans and the public about the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Auditory-Verbal Center and their work helping people listen and speak without the use of sign language or lip reading.

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Andrew's Story

Andrew is nearly 2 and has one cochlear implant; his second ear implant will be a Christmas present. Andrew loves anything having to do with tractors and trucks. He makes the “gu gu gu” and “nu nu nu” sounds to request these vehicles as soon as he comes in the AVC door. Today he imitated the “ffff” for this butterfly toy. He attends a preschool for other 2 and 3 year old’s who do not have hearing loss.

Olivia's Story

Olivia was born profoundly deaf but at 6 months of age she received her first cochlear implant. She was one of the youngest babies to ever be implanted in the state of Georgia. Because of Olivia’s early gift of hearing, she is already starting to catch up to hearing peers! Olivia now has a second cochlear implant and she wears both pink cochlear implant processors on fun colored headbands. Olivia’s favorite sound is the duck—she loves saying “quack quack quack”. Olivia also loves saying “bye bye” and blowing kisses. Olivia’s family lives over 2 hours away from AVC but she is still able to access Auditory-Verbal therapy, via tele-therapy, right from her home!

Justin's Story

Justin was born profoundly deaf but with his cochlear implants and AV therapy in his home language of Spanish, Justin is learning to become bilingual! Justin speaks Spanish at home and is starting to learn English at school. His favorite things are puzzles, playdough, letters, numbers, and colors. Justin also has a diagnosis of Autism, but he doesn’t let anything hold him back—Justin is very verbal, and he loves talking and singing!

Yahshua's Story

Yahshua loves hearing with his cochlear implants! He giggles each time he hears a new sound. Before getting cochlear implants, the only thing Yahshua could hear was a very loud drum with his hearing aids. Now he is enjoying hearing all the sounds of his world. His favorite thing to say is “pío pío” (the sound that the chick makes in Spanish). Yahshua loves listening to books and singing. He also loves dancing to music and playing with his two big sisters.

Ashton's Story

Ashton loves listening with his cochlear implants and makes fabulous sound effects when playing with his favorite vehicles. His favorite superheroes talk to each other in dialogue even if battling! Ashton attends a regular preschool class daily and is on par academically with his peers. If there is a problem, he loves to say, “don’t worry!” and then he tries to help!

Ways to Help


The tour is only possible with contributions from you and the podcasting community!

Donation Amount


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Partner Opportunities


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Once we receive your information we'll be in touch with more information about our tour partner opportunities and always available to answer your questions.

Thank you for your interest in possibly supporting the tour and our mission!

World's Best Podcast


Request to Be a Guest


Submit Your Request to be Interviewed on the World's Best Podcast!

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The Podcast World Tour is made possible only by the generous support from our partners, fans and guests of the show!

We are grateful for every contribution and do not charge guests to be featured on the podcast but we would not be upset if you made a donation or just picked up something from our tour merch store!

Next Step: After you submit your info, give us some time to review your request, reply with studio directions, recording date/times, etc. We look forward to meeting you along the journey!!

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