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Life Changes Show, 05/06/2017

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The Reincarnation of Lou Gehrig with Guests Cathy Byrd and Christian Haupt and Musical Guest Greg McFall

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio

“The Reincarnation of Lou Gehrig,” with Guests Author Cathy Byrd and Young Baseball Player with Memories of a Past Life as Lou Gehrig, Christian Haupt, and Musical Guest Greg McFall, Bassist, Composer and Songwriter, on The LIFE CHANGES Show.


Guest, Cathy Byrd

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Cathy Byrd
Guest Occupation
Author, Real Estate Broker and Mother of Christian Haupt, a baseball podigy
Guest Biography


Cathy Byrd is the author of the book The Boy Who Knew Too Much, which was released by Hay House on March 21, 2017. The movie rights for this remarkable story have recently been purchased by 20th Century Fox and producer DeVon Franklin who created the movies Heaven is for Real and Miracles from Heaven. Cathy is a residential real estate broker and mother of two young children who never had aspirations of becoming a writer until her two-year-old son began sharing memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and ‘30s. What makes this story even more fascinating is that Byrd’s son Christian Haupt has been touted by the international media as being a baseball prodigy since the age of two when he was discovered on YouTube by Adam Sandler for a baseball-playing cameo role in the movie That’s My Boy.

Shortly after his fourth birthday, Christian became the youngest person to ever throw a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League baseball game and his YouTube baseball videos have now been viewed by more than 17 million people. Christian’s case was studied by Dr. Jim Tucker from the University of Virginia Medical School department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. Dr. Tucker has continued the research on children’s past-life memories that was originally started by Dr. Ian Stevenson in 1967. The University of Virginia now has over 2,500 cases of children who remember past lives on file.

A Southern California native, Cathy received her B.A. from UCLA and her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. The most likely place to find Cathy in her free time is at a youth baseball field.

Guest, Christian Haupt

Guest Name
Christian Haupt
Guest Occupation
Baseball Player that feels he is a reincarnation of Lou Gehrig
Guest Biography


Christian Haupt was discovered on YouTube at the age of two for a baseball playing cameo role in the Adam Sandler movie “That’s My Boy.” He was the youngest person to ever throw a ceremonial first pitch at a Major League Baseball game and his YouTube videos have been viewed by more than 17 million people. As a toddler, Christian played baseball for hours on end and insisted on wearing a baseball uniform every day. His fascination with the sport came as quite a surprise to his parents who were not fans of the game. At the age of two, Christian began sharing detailed information about being a baseball player in a former lifetime in the 1920s and ’30s.

Now eight years old, Christian no longer has spontaneous recollections of a past life, but he does remember all of the things he said when he was younger. He still loves baseball and plays shortstop and pitches on a highly competitive travel baseball team that made it to the Pony World Series in July, 2016. Christian has a dream that all people will love each other and realize that we are all the same.

Guest, Greg McFall

Guest Name
Greg McFall
Guest Category
Guest Occupation
Bassist, Music Writer and Performer
Guest Biography


As a bassist, Greg’s journey began in San Jose, where he grew up and attended SJSU, getting a B.A. in jazz bass performance. He began playing gigs around the Bay Area with pianist Alan Chang (MD, pianist for Michael Buble), vocalist Faye Carol, and veteran reedsman Don Pender. After moving to Alan’s futon near USC in 2000, they recorded their first album with Tom Jackson and Brad Ranola, forming a band called Your Future Lovers, which has recorded with Grammy-winning producer J.J. Blair (Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson) and Grammy-winning engineer Brian Warwick (Ludacris, Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Buble). Greg started meeting and playing with other great LA musicians and developed his skills as a sideman, playing bass and singing backup in many groups and genres. In 2014, Greg graduated with an M.M. in composition from CSULA, and has been composing music for commercials and TV as well.

Recent highlights include performances with Bridget Everett (Trainwreck, Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer) for her sold out shows at the El Rey Theatre and Largo, Curtis Peoples (Pierce the Veil) for his sold out Coffee Shop Arena Rock nights at Hotel Cafe, synth-pop band Cataline, and folk violinist and singer-songwriter Chris Murphy. He also wrote and produced the musical finale of the web series Wait Crimes, recently selected for two film festivals.

Life Changes Show

Show Host

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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