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S3 E15: A Little Something Extra with Kim and Jen

Kim and Jen, Co-Founders of the new dating platform for adults with Autism, join the show! The…

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S3 E15: A Little Something Extra with Kim and Jen

Kim and Jen, Co-Founders of the new dating platform for adults with Autism, join the show! The Mix is a new platform for helping adults with autism find love or friendships in a safe and fun community! Kim and Jen have been working in the Autism community for a long time. Kim is a school…


S3 E15: A Little Something Extra with Courtney & Thomas Hawthorne III

We are joined on this episode by Courtney and Thomas Hawthorne III, or T3! You may have seen him on social media when a video of him hitting a home run went MEGA viral! We saw the clip and knew we had to get them on to share their story! Thomas is your everyday 9-year-old…

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S3 E14: A Little Something Extra with Katrina Placzek

This episode features an amazing mother! Katrina Placzek and her daughter, Dallas, can be seen all over social media spreading awareness about the importance of understanding and inclusion! Dallas was diagnosed at 2 years old with Cerebral Palsey, but her diagnosis sure hasn’t stopped her from living her best life! Katrina, Dallas’ mom has been…

A Little Something Extra with Reilly Cate

S3 E13: A Little Something Extra with Reilly Cate

Advocate and non-profit entrepreneur, Reilly Cate Ferguson, joins the Show!! At just 13 years old Reilly walked into GiGi’s Nashville to volunteer her time, having no connection to disabilities. The experience was so impactful on her that at just 15, she started her own non-profit serving people with Down syndrome! As founder and president of…


S3 E12: A Little Something Extra with Valeriia and Anya

On this episode we are joined by Valeriia and Anya, known on social media as VallitFit and Anyundik . They are sisters, fitness influencers, and advocates showcasing their amazing relationship and fitness journey all across social media. What is even more incredible is Anya has done all of this while having an extra 21st chromosome!…


S3 E11: A Little Something Extra with Shawn Askinosie

Listen to a tasty new episode of the podcast as Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate joins the show! An author and chocolatier, Shawn shares his inspirational journey of how he left the courtroom (practicing law for twenty years!) to follow his true passion in life. Shawn swaps stories with us about what it means to…

A Little Something Extra is hosted by GiGi Gianni, the namesake of GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers, her brother Franco and her mom, Nancy. With 59 GiGi’s Playhouse locations across the country and Mexico they spread a global message of acceptance for all. GiGi’s offers free programs and celebrates everybody's Little Something Extra! This podcast invites others to share their Little Something Extra in hopes of inspiring people to find theirs!!

We all have a little something extra inside of us, and sometimes we don’t even know it’s there! Through A Little Something Extra we want to hear about the forces in people’s lives that drive their passion in hopes that others will be able to find theirs! We’ll get to get to the heart of what makes our guests so inspiring – their superpower – even if they do not feel it within themselves!

Every episode of A Little Something Extra will feature guests, who have accomplished the impossible and have changed the world! Be prepared to find yourself motivated with every installment from a wide range of guests.

Our hope is that we will empower, uplift and motivate our audience with each episode. Our goal is to have viewers and listeners join us in the mission of spreading global acceptance for all!

A Little Something Extra with Nancy Gianni and The GiGi is now in it's second season.

Behind-the-scenes of A Little Something Extra!