Episodes

May 19, 2024

Episode 179: The Suffering of a Stutter with Ken Teets

From the tender age of four, Ken Teets was confronted with the challenge of a speech impediment, marked by severe stuttering. Initially, his parents brushed it off as a phase he would outgrow. However, as years unfolded, Ken…
May 12, 2024

Episode 178: The Suffering of a Mentor with Danny "Bookem" Rivera

Danny was born to Puerto Rican parents in Jersey City New Jersey. At the age of 10 he, his mom, sister, and father moved to Bayonne New Jersey. Danny biological father was not present, although Danny knew who he was. Danny d…
May 5, 2024

Episode 177: The Suffering of An Advocate with Keith Shibley

Keith Shibley is a twenty-year veteran of law enforcement. He is currently a K-9 handler at Metropolitan Washington Airports Keith started his law enforcement career in 2002, graduating from the Northern Virginia Criminal Ju…
April 28, 2024

Episode 176: The Suffering of Vertical Momentum with Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman originally hails from Belleville, NJ. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1986-1988. Richard had a temporary break in service, he continued to serve in the Army National Guard from 1991-2012 in t…
April 21, 2024

Episode 175: The Suffering of Resignations with Matt Isler

From the campus of Montclair State University, Matthew Isler witnessed the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. It eventually inspired him to pursue a career in law enforcement. For over a decade he took police exams. Afte…
April 13, 2024

Episode 174: The Suffering of Sobriety with Bobby Crudele

Bobby Crudele is back! A very magnetic and energetic personality who happens to be one of the best Law Enforcement Officers in North Jersey. Outwardly he appeared to be the life of the party. On the inside, Bobby was fight…
April 7, 2024

Episode 173: The Suffering of Psychedelics with Ryan Fowler

Ryan grew up in western Wi and is from a family of cops on his mother’s side, farmers, trades people and laborers on his fathers side. Ryan initially followed in his father’s footsteps in the trades as an electrician, but wh…
March 31, 2024

Episode 172: The Suffering of the FBI with Kenneth Strange

Kenneth Strange Jr. is a former FBI Special Agent and DOJ Special Agent-In-Charge, Private Investigator and Award-Winning author. A Spanish-speaker, Arabist and member of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), he has …
March 24, 2024

Episode 171: The Suffering of Terrorism with Angel Maysonet

Angel joined the NYPD in June 1992 and worked patrol and anti-crime until 2004, eventually being moved to the 48 Detective Squad, Burglary Robbery Apprehension Module In 2005 Angel was Promoted to Detective and began a speci…
March 17, 2024

Episode 170: The Suffering of a Transplant with Michael Palazzo

​Michael Anthony Palazzo was born and raised in Quuens.He was raised in a small neighborhood called Maspeth,a predominantly Italian neighboorhood. it was a neighborhood that if your family didn't own a business you became…
March 10, 2024

Episode 169: The Suffering of Incest with Sherrie Allsup

Sherrie Allsup is an international speaker, educator, and subject matter expert with lived experience. She speaks on topics such as sexual assault, sexual abuse, trauma, and suicide. Sherrie is a survivor of long-term sexual…
March 3, 2024

Episode 168: The Suffering of Excess Force with Dom Lillo

Dom is the only child to immigrant parents from Italy, all about the ideas and practice of morals. He started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 as a juvenile detention officer then became a Hudson county Corrections Offi…
Feb. 25, 2024

Episode 167: The Suffering of Freedom with George Drost

George T. Drost, a distinguished attorney and curator of art, has a life story that mirrors the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. Born in former Czechoslovakia during one of the darkest periods in history, George's…
Feb. 18, 2024

Episode 166: The Suffering of a Foster Child with Mike Martyn

Michael Martyn can be summed up in a handful of words. He is a father, a husband, a veteran, a brother to 5, and a former foster child. While these words may be accurate, they give no justice to the many difficult situations…
Feb. 11, 2024

Episode 165: The Suffering of Rehab to the Red Carpet with Justin Case

​Justin Kase, a trailblazing entertainment aficionado, emerged into the industry at just 16, rubbing shoulders with legends like Chucky Brown, Lenny Wilkens, Dikembe Mutombo, and Steve Smith as the Atlanta Hawks' ball boy. M…
Feb. 4, 2024

Episode 164: The Suffering of a Dispatcher with Nancy Nugent

Nancy Nugent (no, she’s not related to Ted), was born and raised in Northern NJ and still finds herself here despite the many, many thoughts she’s had about living out of state. She’s found it’s truly hard to give up the Jer…
Jan. 28, 2024

Episode 163: The Suffering of The Suffering Podcast

For Three full years Kevin Donaldson and Mike Failace have explored tales of extreme Suffering and overcoming of adversity from either survivors, loved ones, or the professionals that care for those in need. The Suffering P…
Jan. 21, 2024

Episode 162: The Suffering of a Trauma Surgeon with Dr. Maurizio Miglietta

Dr. Miglietta is the Chief of Trauma & Critical Care at the new Wynn Hospital in New York. He is currently the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program, Chairman and Professor of Surgery, and Associate Dean …
Jan. 14, 2024

Episode 161: The Suffering of Forgiveness with Clark Fredericks

In June of 2012 Clark ran into the pedophile rapist who had abused hin as a young boy. By his side was a young boy about the age that he had raped Clark.. Seeing him ripped open all of Clark’s repressed childhood pain. A f…
Jan. 7, 2024

Episode 160: The Suffering of 3 Years Live Event at Mickey's Bar and Grill #2

Part 2 Three years and we have learned so much. All the new friends and all the new faces have become our family. On this episode, it is all about the celebration of our new extended family and those we have brought into our…
Dec. 31, 2023

Episode 159: The Suffering of 3 Years Live Event at Mickeys Bar and Grill #1

PART 1 Three years and we have learned so much. All the new friends and all the new faces have become our family. On this episode, it is all about the celebration of our new extended family and those we have brought into our…
Dec. 24, 2023

Episode 158: The Suffering of Fun with Bobby Crudele and Mike DePalma

On our last “in studio” recording for Season 3 of The Suffering Podcast, we welcome back two of our favorite people, Mike Depalma and Bobby Crudele to have a little fun at the end of the year. We hear stories of those who h…
Dec. 17, 2023

Episode 157: The Suffering of Success with Paul Martino

Paul Martino is the picture of success. The loving wife, great family, beautiful home and successful business. Paul owns one of the largest landscape construction companies in NJ building parks, athletic fields, stadiums, …
Dec. 10, 2023

Episode 156: The Suffering of the Brain #2 with Stephanie Samuels and Special Guest Amanda Coleman

Part 2 Stephanie Samuels is a psychotherapist who works exclusively with police officers. Ms. Samuels has lectured all over the country on PTSD and vicarious trauma, including undiagnosed PTSD and the fallout from department…