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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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Episode 12: A Little Something Extra with Craig Blackburn

GiGi’s Playhouse New Orleans very own, Craig Blackburn joins us on this episode of A Little Something Extra! Craig is an amazing man, who not only inspires those in his community but those around the world. Craig is a self-advocate, who has traveled all over the world to show that a Down syndrome diagnosis shouldn’t stop anyone from…


Episode 11: A Little Something Extra with Jamie Brewer

We are kicking off Down Syndrome Awareness Month a week early with a very special guest! In today’s new episode of A Little Something Extra, we are joined by the fabulous Jaime Brewer. Jaime is an inspiration to all, showing the world that one little diagnosis isn’t going to hold her back from making her…


Episode 10: A Little Something Extra with Dan

This episode of A Little Something Extra tells a story of inspiration, determination, and love through the eyes of an incredible couple. Nancy and GiGi sit down with artist, Dan Keplinger and his wife Dena. Dan is a famed artist who channels his inspirations from life experiences. What makes his story so powerful is he’s…


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…


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…

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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