Welcome to Collected Clan … the podcast featuring conversational biographies of relatable people with real stories of triumph and tragedy plus successes and setbacks. Everyday people making their mark. Real life with relatable guests.

American society is at a crossroads as we grapple with international propaganda, national fake news, and the ease of sharing topics on social media after reading only the click-bait headline.

Somewhere along the way we’ve lost the art of conversation. We talk at people instead of with people. We too commonly stay “connected” behind our screens, and it’s high time we start talking about our lives and life’s ups, downs, and all-arounds.

And that’s where this podcast comes in. I hope we can re-value the people around us and reignite our interpersonal relationships, which make up, after all, the original and longest lasting social network.

Join me each episode as I talk with outstanding people I’ve collected along the way. These people are the company you keep. Everyday people just like you and me.


Gregory Byerline

Husband, Father, Photographer, Runner, Lover of the Fine

My entire career path has been about people…as their photographer, colleague, teammate, running buddy, manager, mentor, family, and friend. Raised in a small Midwestern farm town where everybody knew everybody, those quaint confines couldn’t keep me there when “out there” beckoned.

As an armchair-sociologist, learning other’s stories has always fascinated me. And my hyperactive curiosity always wants to know more. That’s why I created Collected Clan, stories of the company I keep as souvenirs from the journey.


Worldwide Groove Corporation

Worldwide Groove Corporation are Nashville’s electronic music power duo, putting out their own musical releases and also composing and producing music under other monikers and for clients. Hear their music on Spotify and Pandora, in major network TV ads, at famous public venues like Seaworld, and in Ellen’s other music groups, Legendary Zeroes and Adorable Freaks.

Full info about these coolios at www.worldwidegroovecorp.com and pretty much all social media outlets.

Their song “Mimosa” from Chillidesiac Lounge, Vol. I is featured in each episode.


The cover photo depicts something key to this podcast.

These Bradford Pear Trees called to me the way the white blossoms reflected the light around them and helped them stand out in the darkness. I was immediately attracted to that light, but it was also interesting to see they were standing shoulder to shoulder.

They were the same, but yet they were different.

Each one had a different shape.
Each one had a different size.
Each one swayed in the wind differently, and yet they were the same.
They were unified.
They were shoulder to shoulder.
They were there for each other, simply being a tree.

And I think there’s a lot we can take away from that as we, too, are the same as those around us even though we struggle with different things and experience struggles in different way and experience life in different way yet we’re still the same. Cut through the clutter, cut through the color, and get deep inside…we really are the same.

There’s a unity in us. We just need to dig deep and find it.





We operate on a listener-supported system so the conversations remain honest and real without beholding to companies or products.