Episode 90

Wellness: John and Mark Cronin on Downs Syndrome, Crazy Socks, Differing Abilities and Happiness

John and Mark X. Cronin, the father and son co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, are on a mission to spread happiness. In pursuit of that mission, they have now released The Spreading Happiness Podcast with John and Mark, a weekly, 30-minute podcast designed to bring a smile to your face and make you feel good.

During the show, the father and son team banter about what is happening in their lives, their adventures and mishaps, conversations that often lead to hilarious results. As part of each show, they give updates on their sometimes futile efforts to get in shape, share the latest news from John’s love life and tell some jokes. They also share a few good news stories from around the world.

The podcast is available on all the usual podcast platforms and at their website.

TEDx Appearances

John and Mark recently recorded their second TEDx Talk entitled, “Hiring People with Differing Abilities is Not Altruism, It Is Good Business.” That Talk is available on YouTube and the TED platform.

Their first TEDx Talk entitled Differently Abled People Want to Help Us is also available on YouTube and the TED platform.

Please share and promote these TEDx Talks as you see fit.

Helpful Video Links

You can find hundreds of videos with John, John and Mark and many others from our business on the John’s Crazy Socks YouTube channel.

We also want to share two videos about John’s Crazy Socks that not only can help you prepare for the interview, but you can share through your podcast:

•A One Minute Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/ytnqO74aCuo

•A Three Minute Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/dzPvxz1oUEA


Media Videos about John and John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks has been fortunate to receive considerable media coverage. Here is a sampling of some of that coverage:

•CBS Evening News: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/johns-crazy-socks-father-and-son-spread-happiness-one-crazy-pair-of-socks-at-a-time

•CNBC: 22-year-old with Down syndrome founded John's Crazy Socks (cnbc.com)

•New York Post: https://nypost.com/video/founder-of-million-dollar-sock-company-has-special-needs/

•Fox and Friends: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6016452612001

You can find many more on the In the Media page at our website: John's Crazy Socks in the Media (johnscrazysocks.com)


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Lori Adams-Brown works in business technology and leadership development in Silicon Valley. She is an international speaker and consultant with over 20 years of global management work experience from living and working on 3 continents. Lori has brought a forward-thinking perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government and philanthropy to improve innovation capacity, develop strategies, and design new products and services. Lori’s current approach focuses on how diversity and inclusion is changing the face of major industries, a topic explored in detail in her podcast, A World of Difference. She also leads discussions and interviews global authors and thought leaders on the future of learning and the future of work. Lori helped start a grassroots community development nonprofit in Indonesia and served as Medical Director during the tsunami relief in Sumatra in 2004. Lori has served as Development Director to Echo Compassion, a Silicon Valley nonprofit community outreach organization, which she helped found. Lori has also written for the International Journal of Urban Transformation and spoken on Diversity and Inclusion at conferences in many cities around the globe. Raised in Valencia, Venezuela, Lori has lived in Singapore, Indonesia, Costa Rica and the San Francisco Bay Area. Lori is particularly well suited to see things from a global viewpoint. She has keynoted such international events as a worldwide webinar on Macroeconomics in Urban Strategy for the International Mission Board, and at conventions and churches in Singapore, Venezuela, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei and all over the US. She holds a BA in both Sociology and Spanish and a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Lori is on a mission to see people, families, communities, and nations thrive.