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Episode 9: A Little Something Extra with Meeka

This week’s episode of A Little Something Extra is all about differences and taking the time to…

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Episode 9: A Little Something Extra with Meeka

This week’s episode of A Little Something Extra is all about differences and taking the time to recognize and acknowledge them because in doing so it will completely change perspectives. The guest who joined us was determined to show the world that differences aren’t so different after all. Meeka Caldwell is a mother, author and…

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Episode 8: A Little Something Extra with Elana Meyers Taylor

  Just in time for the 2021 Olympics, The Little Something Extra podcast is joined by an amazing guest, Olympic bobsledder, Elana Meyers Taylor!! This week’s episode is centered around hard work and determination. Elana perfectly encapsulated both of those attributes, to be one of the best in the world at being a bobsledder and…

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Episode 7: A Little Something Extra with Nic Novicki

  Nancy Gianni and GiGi Gianni are back for A Little Something Extra podcast. In this episode, the ladies are joined by actor, comedian, and producer Nic Novicki. Nic has been featured on hit shows such as The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire Along with his theatrical accolades, Nic is also a trailblazer! He is the founder of the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, a challenge…

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Episode 6: A Little Something Extra with Ashley Williams

After learning that 80% of people who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome do not give birth, Ashley knew that it was her purpose to become a mother to Ever. On our newest episode of A Little Something Extra, we sit down with “Super Mom”, Ashley Williams from @EverandMom. Ashley is a Down syndrome…

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EP 5: A Little Something Extra with Dennis Dixon

“In my eyes, you’re not supposed to mistreat nobody.” This is the mantra that special guest, Dennis Dixon, tries to live by every day. From facing a near-impossible childhood to overcoming the odds, Dennis is an inspiration who shows us that no matter the obstacles in our way, if we keep pushing, we can accomplish anything!   He shares his amazing life journey and gives…

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EP 4: A Little Something Extra with Tom Ricketts

 Hey Chicago what do you say, A Little Something Extra video podcast has a special guest today! CEO and Chairman of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts, joins Nancy, GiGi, and Franco for the 4th episode of A Little Something Extra! Tom and the Chicago Cubs have been a part of the GiGi’s Playhouse family…

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EP 3: A Little Something Extra with John C McGinley

In the third episode of our video podcast, A Little Something Extra, Nancy and GiGi Gianni of GiGi’s Playhouse, interview actor, advocate, and dad John McGinley! John’s son, Max, was born with Down syndrome. Initially riddled with fear of the uncertainty, John has been inspired by his son and has dedicated his life to advocating…

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Episode 2: A Little Something Extra with Amanda Booth

  We’re back with our second episode of our video podcast, A Little Something Extra, the first podcast co-hosted by an individual with Down syndrome! In this episode, Nancy and GiGi Gianni of GiGi’s Playhouse are joined by Amanda Booth — model, mom, and advocate. Amanda’s son, Micah, was born with Down syndrome and has…

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Episode 1: NBA player Justin Jackson with his wife Brooke

  We’re excited to share the premiere episode of a new podcast called A Little Something Extra – the first video podcast hosted by an individual with Down syndrome! In the inaugural episode, co-hosts Nancy Gianni and The GiGi Gianni of GiGi’s Playhouse are joined by NBA player Justin Jackson and his wife Brooke. Justin…

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A Little Something Extra is coming!

A Little Something Extra, with Nancy Gianni and The GiGi —the FIRST video podcast co-hosted by an individual with Down syndrome! From A-list actors to athletes to everyday people, we’ll have something for everyone! Most important, we’ll celebrate each guests’ “something extra,” which is the piece of you that truly makes you who you are.

The FIRST video podcast co-hosted by an individual with Down syndrome! From A-list actors to athletes to everyday people, we’ll have something for everyone! Most importantly, we’ll celebrate each guest's “something extra,” which is the piece of you that truly makes you who you are. 

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 will premiere in early 2021.

Behind-the-scenes of A Little Something Extra!