THE SQUARE PEG PODCAST: Mold Breakers, Trailblazers and Takers of Roads Less Traveled.

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 Not everyone fits neatly into the molds set by society, yet these people make their ways and we’re here to listen to their stories.
Host: ANDREW LAWRENCE- he’s been a Public Safety professional in the real world for two decades .  With a family and educational background, as well as a worldview not often found in his line of work, Lawrence has felt as if he’s straddled two worlds, ever careful not to lose his balance.
A Square Peg in a Round Hole. Now he’s sharing the stories of other Square Pegs, Moldbreakers, Trailblazers, and Takers of Roads Less Traveled with this new podcast series.

Season 2 – New Episodes Every Tuesday

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  • S2E11- STEM for ALL with Jeremy Heyman, PHD March 23, 2021
     Jeremy Heyman PhD. is a native of the Pittsburgh area. He’s a lifelong Pittsburgh sports fan who is the Associate Director of STEM Training and Ventures at Steppingstone Scholars, where he continues his professional career making sure students from underrepresented demographics aren’t overlooked in STEM education. Learn how he's breaking the mold on the Season […]
  • S2E10- High Grade Health March 16, 2021
    Judah Archuleta and Bobby Jaramillo at High-Grade Health take personal training to a new level. These Mesilla Valley natives provide training methods that combine preventive and restorative exercises with a focus on stability and a “whole health” philosophy. Soon to be under the guidance of a medical doctor, High-Grade Health is taking steps towards the […]
  • S2EP9- Jared Carson - Faith ,Fun, Innovation During The Pandemic March 9, 2021
    Jared Carson is the Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Las Cruces, NM. He has found new and innovative ways to lead weekly prayer during the Covid pandemic in ways that fulfill the faith needs of his congregation in a Covid safe manner. He is a fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, and […]
  • S2-E8-Todd Stuve on the Frontline During the Pandemic in Las Cru March 2, 2021
    Todd Stuve, Las Cruces native, husband, father, and registered nurse, and a hero healthcare worker in Las Cruces during the pandemic.
  • S2- E7- Joel Ojeda The Bearded Ref in The Gold Corner February 23, 2021
    Joel Ojeda- A Dad, a Nurse, an MMA fighter and referee, and a man who has stepped up after serious heartbreak to help others. His YouTube channel "The Gold Corner" is in its second season, covering heavy topics and heroes who are making life better for the world.
  • S2 E6- Police Beat to Country Beat with Frank Ray February 16, 2021
    From the police beat to the country beat. That's Frank Ray. He's one of the brightest stars we've found here in Southern New Mexico and now we're sharing him with Nashville! He spent the first few years of his career making us safer as a member of the Las Cruces Police Department, then he started […]
  • S2 E5- Wreck-It Randy McCarty February 9, 2021
    Wreck-It Randy McCarty is a well known Las Cruces local who loves to fight. Professionally. According to, "When an MMA fighter is not signed to one of the major organizations, sometimes they do what they have got to do to pay the bills and still put a fight camp together." So how does Randy […]
  • SPP S2-E4- Lauren Poole, aka, Lynette la Burqueña February 2, 2021
    Lauren Poole, aka, Lynette la Burqueña, is an actor, musician, and producer based in Albuquerque. She's a multi-faceted weirdo that loves to perform and really misses doing it in front of a live audience. Her band Prism B!itch is on the eve of releasing their first full-length album, Perla.
  • S2E3- Jose Chaparro- The Giant Metal Jeweler of Southern NM January 26, 2021
    He's a native of Las Cruces, a purveyor of gorgeous trinkets at Austin's Fine Jewelry these days. He's been know to grace Las Cruces'  airwaves with a smooth deep voice, and he's hard to miss standing tall and proud at 6'9" with hair all the way down his back. He went to school to be […]
  • S2: Ep. 2- Blackdom with Dr. Timothy E. Nelson January 19, 2021
    Dr. Timothy E. Nelson’s multi-faceted work concerns racism, ambition, and the search for opportunity. These themes were revealed in his 2015 Ph.D. dissertation The Significance of the Afro-Frontier. Dr. Nelson was born in South Central LA, raised in Compton, during the early 1990s in the wake of race and class-based conflict with the LAPD. He […]
  • SPP Season 2- Ep. 1 January 12, 2021
    Soo. B. Roo is a tinkerer of high-end European cars, a wife, a mother, a martial artist, and a retired small business owner who learned to read in her twenties. 
  • S1-Ep12- David Hoyle November 17, 2020
    David is an Ivy League-educated and now retired small business owner. Oh yeah, he’s also blind. But he’s never let that stop him from sharing his expertise on the underhood workings of high-end European cars.
  • The Square Peg Podcast- Ep. 11 - with Maria Guadalupe Martos November 10, 2020
    Mari´a is a native to the beautiful Land of Enchantment. Her Mexican culture and heritage have spearheaded her constant drive in working with people and making a positive impact on those she supports. Mari´a graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Arts and certifications in Digital Filmmaking and Creative Media. While her […]
  • S1- Ep. 10- Michael Kinney and the tale of two careers November 3, 2020
    An army veteran, a long career in law enforcement, and now into a career in nursing. Michael long time Las Cruces Resident. But he's still blazing trails, and the "Tale of Two Careers."
  • S1- Ep 9- Lyndsey Kalson - Riding Radio Waves October 27, 2020
    Lyndsey Kalson is the Operations Manager of Bravo Mic Communications LLC, Web Design/Administrator for, and Real Country Afternoons Host on KXPZ Zia Country 99.5. You may remember her as Lynz Green from The Rocket days. So how has she gone from part-time party-rock DJ to overseeing the on-air and digital aspects of 5 radio […]
  • Jamar Cotton Talking About Famous Square Pegs in Sports October 20, 2020
    Jamar Cotton was a former Aggie football player who joined me to talk about celebrity Square Peg Dennis “The Worm” Rodman.
  • Episode 7- Danny Gee, From Human Resources to Wrestler October 13, 2020
    Danny is a proud Albuquerque native from the Martinez Town neighborhood. He ran the streets as a teen and has since turned into a productive member of his community working in the field of Human Resources by day and touring the US Southwest nights and weekends as a professional wrestler.
  • S1- Epidsode 6 -Professor Edward and Corine “Corky” Fox October 6, 2020
    Professor Edward and Corine “Corky” Fox. USMA graduates, and Army Veterans. Corky has worked as a manager in Industrial settings, is a supply and logistics expert, a marketer, and a mother. Edward has also worked in management in industrial settings, is a father, a scholar, and is currently the Chair of the Marketing Department at […]
  • S1: Ep 5- Chief Deputy District Attorney Gerald M. Byers September 29, 2020
    Not everyone fits neatly into the molds set by society, yet these people make their ways and we’re here to listen to their stories. This episode, we get to know a Graduate of the USNA, US Navy Veteran, and Chief Deputy District Attorney For the Third Judicial Court, Gerald M. Byers.
  • S1: Ep 4 with Professor Rus Bradburd September 22, 2020
    Rus Bradburd attended Chicago Public Schools for eleven years before graduating from North Park College. At age 22, he became the youngest head coach in the history of the Chicago Public League at Von Steuben High School. After coaching basketball for fourteen seasons at University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP) and New Mexico State University, […]