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S2 E13 – A Little Something Extra with Heather & Bill from our Syracuse location

Heather Rodriguez and Bill Alsid from GiGi’s Playhouse Syracuse join the show! Heather has been a friend of GiGi’s Playhouse and a die-hard advocate for Down syndrome for 10 years. Bill is a participant at GiGi’s Syracuse but is better known for his beautiful personality and his ability to make anyone smile. This episode is…

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S2 E12: A Little Something Extra with Sophia and Jennifer Sanchez

Actor and model, Sophia Sanchez and her mom Jennifer join the show! This week’s episode is a super special one, because we are joined by an incredible mother-daughter duo. Sophia Sanchez is a 14-year-old with Down syndrome who is paving the way for others in her work as an actress and model. Sophia is starring…


S2 E11: A Little Something Extra with Lizz Maxwell and Missy Gibelj

GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland’s very own Lizz Maxwell and Missy Gibel join the show! We are back highlighting playhouses in celebration of 20 Years of Believing at GiGi’s Playhouse!! These 2 have pretty amazing stories to share, it was hard to fit them both in! Missy was on the team that started the 3rd playhouse to…


S2 E10 – A Little Something Extra with Ellen Boyer

Ellen Boyer, founder and president of The Brett Boyer Foundation, joins the show! This episode is a bit heavier than others, but so beautiful, inspirational, and important. Ellen talks with us about her journey of turning tragedy into inspiration. At just 7 months old, Ellen and her husband lost their beloved Brett to complications due…


S2 E9 – A Little Something Extra with Jennifer Gage

Throughout 2023, GiGi’s Playhouse is celebrating 20 Years of Believing, with an emphasis on highlighting the incredible people that have helped change the face of the Down syndrome diagnosis. On this week’s episode of A Little Something Extra, we are highlighting the founder of our Phoenix location! Jennifer Gage joins us to talk about what…


S2 E8 – A Little Something Extra with Heather Avis

With World Down Syndrome Day just around the corner, this week’s episode of A Little Something Extra feels a bit more special! To celebrate, we spoke with the founder of The Lucky Few, Heather Avis! Heather is a New York Times best-selling author, podcaster, and a Down syndrome advocate, working to create a more inclusive…

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!