The ID Fanatic Podcast
A Scuba Instructor Dives Into Immersive eLearning: Robbie Christian

A Scuba Instructor Dives Into Immersive eLearning: Robbie Christian

June 22, 2021

A 21st birthday dive while studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, launched Ohio native Robbie Christian on a career that took him all over the world--albeit, underwater-- and eventually into immersive eLearning as well! 

My Kid Speaks Fluent Dutch: From Kerala to Amsterdam: Ajay Jacob

My Kid Speaks Fluent Dutch: From Kerala to Amsterdam: Ajay Jacob

June 15, 2021

The ID Fanatic Podcast finds a kindred spirit in Ajay Jacob, a writer who studied journalism and psyche in university only to find himself pursuing a career in Instructional Design... whatever that is!

Construction Worker, eLearning Salesperson, 5AM Club Member: Ben Canini

Construction Worker, eLearning Salesperson, 5AM Club Member: Ben Canini

June 8, 2021

Sales is an aspect of eLearning that most of us thankfully don't have to worry about, we leave it to guys like Ben. That he's also does meditation and runs a spiritual podcast--that was was just an unexpected bonus. 

A Pre-Pandemic Ph.D. in Distance Education: Arifa Garman

A Pre-Pandemic Ph.D. in Distance Education: Arifa Garman

June 1, 2021

Dr. Arifa Garman shares her life in Lee's Summit, Missouri with The ID Fanatic Podcast along with a plethora of tips from her decade plus as a designer and teacher of virtual online courses.

Doctor, Teacher… Real Estate Manager? An Armenian LA’ers journey to ID: Amy Palian

Doctor, Teacher… Real Estate Manager? An Armenian LA’ers journey to ID: Amy Palian

May 25, 2021

Doctor, Teacher... Real Estate Manager? Amy Palian's winding career path to ID is marked by studiousness, perseverance and a passion for education marked by a commitment to Universal Design for Learning, not to mention a single parent's need to provide for her two kids.

Designing Instruction for a Better World: Raiza Paras

Designing Instruction for a Better World: Raiza Paras

May 18, 2021

A Filipino born in Kuwait and working in Dubai... Talk about an international pedigree! This wide ranging episode of The ID Fanatic Podcast touches on a variety of topics including breast cancer awareness training in rural areas, Blue Cards in the Middle East and the haunting beauty of the jazz violin.

A Down-Under Tale of Gamification and Orthopedic Dog Beds: Dean Cook

A Down-Under Tale of Gamification and Orthopedic Dog Beds: Dean Cook

May 11, 2021

Gold Coast native Dean Cook yearns to be a vet or a grade school teacher and ends up the manager of an international team of IDs and a partner in a dog bed company. Oh, and an alumnus of Sea World, of course. Have a listen, mate.

An Accidental Trainer Explores Augmented Reality: Maurine Kwende

An Accidental Trainer Explores Augmented Reality: Maurine Kwende

May 4, 2021

Come on an ID journey from Cameroon through the UK to Tallahassee and Arlington Virginia as we discuss kids, journalism, linguistics, PhD research and how learning design might look in an augmented reality world.

A Sales Guy Walks Into I4PL and Emerges as the Voice of eLearning: David Gilbert

A Sales Guy Walks Into I4PL and Emerges as the Voice of eLearning: David Gilbert

April 27, 2021

At 19, you're told you have a great baritone voice and should try radio. Twenty four years later, you finally make the jump and find yourself voicing eLearning. Come find out why.

Kindergarten Mogul, Globetrotter, Neuroteacher: Lauren Waldman

Kindergarten Mogul, Globetrotter, Neuroteacher: Lauren Waldman

April 21, 2021

How does a girl growing up on the streets of downtown Toronto travel from Japan to Australia to the Arctic Circle and end up teaching businesses how to apply cognitive neuroscience to learning design? We've got the lowdown right here.

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