The Shadows Podcast

The Shadows Podcast

Each and every one of us has a shadow. Our shadow follows us every second of the day. It follows us from cradle to grave. It allows us to fit into and succeed in the world we live in. Oftentimes, we tend to repress our shadow into the unconscious. However, our shadow contains our strengths and power. It’s a necessary aspect of us as a whole.

Here at the Shadows Podcast, we face our shadows head on.

We understand that our shadows are products of our upbringing and obstacles we face. Tune in to hear our guests discuss how they turn their trials and tribulations into triumphs and success stories.


Author Military Podcast

Episode 1: The Chronicles of Joe Bogdan

Oct. 4, 2020

Co-founder of the Llama Leadership, Host of the Llama Lounge Podcast, and a Senior Enlisted leader in the United States Air Force

Athlete Military

Episode 2: The Chronicles of Chantae McMillan

Oct. 20, 2020

U.S. Olympian, Military Spouse, NBC's the Titan Games Competitor, and a Multi-time All-American from the University of Nebraska

Inspirational Military Podcast

Episode 3: The Tragedy and Triumph of Tripp Bodenheimer

Oct. 28, 2020

Host and Founder of the Shadows Podcast and Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Air Force

Episode 4: The Chronicles of Jeremie Kubicek

Nov. 9, 2020

CEO of Giant Worldwide, International speaker and Best-selling author


Episode 5: The Levitow Legacy with John Levitow Jr.

Nov. 17, 2020

Son of Medal of Honor Recipient Airman 1st Class, John L. Levitow Sr. and a Chief Nursing Officer

Athlete Entrepreneur

Episode 6: The Chronicles of Andre McCarter

Nov. 26, 2020

Former College Basketball National Champion at UCLA (1975), Played Professional Basketball, Played for the legendary, John Wooden and the Creator of the Touch Glove

Author Military

Episode 7: The Chronicles of Gary K. Wolf

Nov. 30, 2020

Author of Who Censored Roger Rabbit which turned into the feature film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Author Podcast Public Speaker

Episode 8: The Chronicles of Sha Sparks

Dec. 7, 2020

CEO, Chief Excitement Officer of Sparks of Fire International, Certified Fearless Living Coach, Author, and Host of the Power of Investing in People Podcast

About the Host

Tripp Bodenheimer

Host, the Shadows Podcast

Tripp Bodenheimer "Bodhi" is the creator and host of the Shadows Podcast. Bodhi's father, Charlie experienced a sudden and tragic heart attack on 23 June 1993. Sixteen days later, his father passed away. Then on 23 August 1998, Bodhi's younger sister, Myers was shot and murdered. For years, Bodhi only shared his experiences with a select few people.

During the recent pandemic, Bodhi was asked to write an article for the Llama Leadership page and he decided to write one on his father's legacy (Article is located at In a Box or on Display? - The Llama Lounge (

Afterwards, he appeared on the Llama Lounge podcast to discuss his story. That sparked the idea of Bodhi creating his own podcast. He wanted to share his story to possibly inspire people who may have experienced a significant loss in their lives. This was the genesis of the Shadows Podcast.

"One thing is certain, we will ALL have or will face adversity in some way shape or form throughout our lives. We all respond to our trials and tribulations differently. Our diverse group of guests open up and share their motivational stories with the hope of inspiring our listeners. Everyone has a unique story to tell. The Shadows Podcast allows these stories to be told as we celebrate real people with real stories."

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