The Cardinal Cafe Podcast Episodes

June 11, 2021

This week we meet Erin Fletcher Stern M.S. who is the President and CEO of Camp Casco which is a camp for kids who had been affected by childhood cancer. The camp allows them to reclaim their childhood and to laugh and play with other kids going through the same life event which is very liberating and unifying for them. Erin talks of her career/life change of working in the science of cancer to starting this amazing camp. Please go to their website once you listen to this wonderful story to see how you can help.

May 28, 2021

On this episode we meet Mary McManus. Mary is a motivational speaker, author, poet, 2009 Boston Marathon Finisher, polio and trauma survivor. She has a remarkable story of resilience, healing, Hope and possibilities. Once you hear her tell her story you will want to rush out to purchase her newest book of poems “Hope is a Garden” which she wrote during the recent pandemic. So please join us for this incredible story. And please check out Mary’s book at

May 21, 2021

On this episode we say hello to long time supporter, WCVB News Anchor, Maria Stephanos and her incredibly talented husband and artist, Dale Stephanos. We talk about how they met, their own journeys to where they are today and we discuss Dale’s incredible mother and her cancer journey. Please join us and get some insight on those who have been in your lives for many years. And check out Dales artwork which has been featured in Time, Newsweek, Sport Illustrated and Rolling Stone Magazine at

April 22, 2021

Our conversation with Sean continues as he shares his thoughts on Broadway re-opening as well as some insight to Jagged Little Pill along with some fun memories. Please enjoy Part 2 of this wonderful conversation.

April 16, 2021

Sean Allan Krill is Grammy Award winning and Tony Nominated Actor for his role as Steve Healy in Broadways “Jagged Little Pill." In the first of this 2 part conversation Sean discusses his theatrical roots and he opens up about the loss of his long time partner, Guy Adkins, to cancer and how that changed him personally and professionally. Please join us for this very personal conversation.

April 8, 2021

In this episode we chat with the President of the Spotlight Playhouse, Scott Helmers, and the Artistic Director, Lance Arnold, as they discuss the history of the their organization and how they are weathering the storm during these pandemic times. They also give us insight into their plans for 2021 and beyond. Please join us. To learn more about Spotlight Playhouse please go to their website at

April 2, 2021

On this episode we speak with Roger Desjardins who has raised over $42,000 on his own for cancer research through a myriad of athletic endeavors.  Please join us as Roger tells us his story and why he works so hard to raise funds.

March 24, 2021

This week Ed and Greg welcome the Executive Artistic Director of Voices, Dana Siegal, who talks about her roots in Voices of Hope, and her life in nursing and theater. Plus she discusses how her life has been effected by being a part of Voices of Hope. We also have the Trivia Question of the Week along with other chatter. I hope you will join us.

March 8, 2021

In our inaugural episode Ed and I discuss the origins of Voices of Hope and how we all met to start this journey. We also talk about what you can expect to hear in upcoming episodes as well as our possible guests and we kick off our Theater/Music trivia segment. Stay tuned for more origins

March 1, 2021

Voices of Hope