Episodes

Aug. 13, 2023

Episode 139: The Suffering of the Streets with John Sullivan

John Sullivan was born January 1, 1960 and was raised on the tough streets of Yorkville on the East Side of NYC. His father was killed when he was 2 years old his Mother left his sister and John to be raised by his Grandmot…
Aug. 6, 2023

Episode 138: The Suffering of Gene Hauburger with Gene Hauburger and Lynn Cluess-Manzione

Gene Hauburger grew up, and raised his family, in Orangeburg NY located in Rockland County. He married his wife, Noreen O’Shea, in 1993. Gene worked as a Supreme Court Officer for 31 years and retired in 2014. He has two dau…
July 30, 2023

Episode 137: The Suffering of Family Dynamics with Mark and Ashley

Mark Hettinger Jr (Firefighter, EMT, Fire, Inspector, Arson Investigator, Firearms Instructor, ECT.) is a highly decorated first responder with over 20+ years of experience with numerous Awards, comondations and citations fo…
July 23, 2023

Episode 136: The Suffering of Street Cop Training with Dennis Benigno

Dennis Benigno is the founder and CEO of Street Cop Training and began formal police instruction in 2012. His law enforcement career began in 2001 at 19 years of age as an NJ Corrections Officer. In 2004, Benigno became a p…
July 16, 2023

Episode 135: The Suffering of The Inner City with Lavana and Tashiann

Chance meetings are never by chance. Lavana Wilson and Tashiann Yasmine are two strong and spirited women who empower their community in all the positive ways possible. Together they create to change the face of empowermen…
July 9, 2023

Episode 134: The Suffering of Coaching your Kids with Bobby Crudele

Bobby Crudele comes from a family that has deep roots in Jersey City and Belleville and as a kid moved to North Arlington. After living in Jersey City for a decade as an adult, Bobby met his wife Kara and eventually bought a…
July 2, 2023

Episode 133: The Suffering of Officer Involved Shootings Part 2 With Mike Arena

Part 2 Mike Arena began his law enforcement career in 2011 at 19 years of age starting out as a Special Law Enforcement Officer with the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department. He was then hired by The New Jersey Department …
June 25, 2023

Episode 132: The Suffering of Officer Involved Shootings Part 1 with Mike Arena

Part 1 Mike Arena began his law enforcement career in 2011 at 19 years of age starting out as a Special Law Enforcement Officer with the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department. He was then hired by The New Jersey Department …
June 18, 2023

Episode 131: The Suffering of SWAT with Jose Medina

Jose L. Medina is currently a 27-year veteran and leader of Law Enforcement and 20 year owner of Awareness Protective consultants, doing business as Team APC-Medina Tactical Dynamics. Jose has an extensive background in trai…
June 11, 2023

Episode 130: The Suffering of Harmonic Egg Therapy with Tammie Starnes

Tammie Starnes has taken a journey with multiple traumas and found a new direction on healing. Finding an avenue of healing through the Harmonic Egg therapy. When hope was waining for her 11 year old daughter to come out o…
June 4, 2023

Episode 129: The Suffering of Bullying with Jay Aponte

Episode 129: The Suffering of Bullying with Jay Aponte We welcome back Jay Aponte to The Suffering Podcast. Jay gave a second chance to Kevin in Episode 12 (original air date 3/7/21). (Original show notes) We get a second ch…
May 28, 2023

Episode 128: The Suffering of Substance Abuse with Nick. Ricciotti

Nick Ricciotti attended Chestnut Hill College to play Division 2 baseball and received my BA in Criminal Justice. Nick worked as a cop in Morris County NJ for 6 years before losing my job due to substance and alcohol abuse. …
May 21, 2023

Episode 127: The Suffering of Cake Boss with Mary Sciarrone

Mary Sciarrone (née Valastro) is one of the owners of the world famous Carlos Bakery and featured on the reality show Cake Boss alongside her family and brother Buddy Valestro. Her unique personality shines through and has b…
May 14, 2023

Episode 126: The Suffering of Drunk Driving Part 2 with Mike Panus

Part 2 of this amazing story Mike's life was on the fast track to success. As a proud Marine and College student in his Senior year, Mike's life came to an abrupt halt one cold winter night in 2005. Mike was celebrating with…
May 7, 2023

Episode 125: The Suffering of Drunk Driving Part 1 With Mike Panus

Part 1 of this amazing story Mike's life was on the fast track to success. As a proud Marine and College student in his Senior year, Mike's life came to an abrupt halt one cold winter night in 2005. Mike was celebrating with…
April 30, 2023

Episode 124: The Suffering of Miscarriages for Men With Roman Prokopchuk

Roman is a 1st generation immigrant from Ukraine. He arrived in US with 6 other family members to a 2 bedroom apartment. Roman interned with the Secret Service and held a top secret government clearance. He was forced to bec…
April 23, 2023

Episode 123: The Suffering of a Movie Director with Damon Hayes

Damon Hayes came to prominence as a star football player for Rutgers University. Playing Defensive Back for the Scarlett Knights, Damon knew that he must work hard to achieve his goals. His football ability afforded one of…
April 16, 2023

Episode 122: The Suffering of Autism with Paul Cimins

Paul Cimins is a renowned personality in the autism advocacy community and the President of Autism Radio, a501(c)3 charity. He is an autism dad and podcast host. Paul has dedicated his life to raising awareness about autism …
April 9, 2023

Episode 121: The Suffering of a TBI with Mike DePalma

One of our dearest friends, and most loyal supporters, joined us once again in the studio to go over a very sensitive subject. Mike DePalma has seen war, a career in law-enforcement, and a personal battle that would cripple …
April 2, 2023

Episode 120: The Suffering of The Wounded with Josh Vadell

Josh Vadell is a husband and father of three girls. He is a 10- year veteran of the Atlantic City Police Department where he served in the Operations Division. On September 3, 2016, while on duty, Josh was shot in the head a…
March 26, 2023

Episode 119: The Suffering of A Life In Chaos with Stacey Ellis

Stacey lived a life of chaos that began at birth. Born into a life of instability, drug abuse, and neglect, having to recreate her childhood as an adult. The chaos led her to a life on the streets of Trenton hopeless, broken…
March 19, 2023

Episode 118: The Suffering of a Detective with Detective Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson has led a life of service working as a homicide detective on the streets of Birmingham Alabama. We are honored to have Chris in studio for this extra special episode to talk about how the police profession sl…
March 12, 2023

Episode 117: The Suffering of a Father with Frank Failace Sr.

Frank Failace Sr. has led a wild life but always remains a steadfast rock to his two sons. Born in Jersey City in the heyday of all sorts of turmoil, Frank’s spirit shines through in an entrepreneurial spirit. The stories …
March 5, 2023

Episode 116: The Suffering of A Warrior with Earl Granville

Earl Granville, a combat wounded veteran was two weeks into in boot camp at Ft Benning with his twin brother Joe, when 9/11 happened. On his final tour, he lost his left leg through the knee to a roadside bomb while on patro…