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S3 E12: A Little Something Extra with Valeriia and Anya

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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…


S3 E10: A Little Something Extra with Mary Borman

Dive into our latest episode of the podcast with Mary Borman, aka “Mermaid Mary”! Back by popular demand, Mary brings a wave of fresh stories that’ll leave you hooked!  Catch up with Mary as she talks about her life both in and out of the water. A competitive swimmer, model, public speaker, and self-advocate, Mary…


S2 E9 – A Little Something Extra with the GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough Youth Board

In this special episode of the podcast, Franco takes the solo hosting reins, but he’s far from alone. Multiple members of the GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough Youth Board join the show! Comprised entirely of teenagers, the Hillsborough #GenerationG Youth Board is leading the way on inclusion and acceptance for the next generation. They sit down with…

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S3 E8: A Little Something Extra with Matthew Schwab

A close friend of the podcast, Matthew Schwab, joins the show!! OMG, we are so excited about this episode. Matthew Schwab is a public speaker, self-advocate, founder of Matthew Schwab Speaks AND a fiancé! If you have never had the pleasure of meeting Matt, you have likely seen his viral engagement video on social media….

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S3 E7: A Little Something Extra with Andrew and David Olshine

Father and son authors Andrew and David Olshine join the show! Andrew and his father, David, join us to talk all about their journey which ultimately led to the creation of their brand-new book, Fearless as a Honey Badger, Brave Like a Wolverine. In this episode, David, an established Author of 16 books, tells us…

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.

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