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ILYSM Ep. 52: Daniel Curtis on Pay It Forward, plus some Myers-Briggs personality-test talk

On a new episode of Austin360’s “I Love You So Much” podcast, we get to know Daniel Curtis, who, in 2011, slipped while diving in his backyard pool, resulting in a vertebrae injury that left him paralyzed. Two months after the accident, his family and friends in the food and hospitality industry put together an event called Pay It Forward to raise money for the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation.

The annual event, which to date has garnered $360,000 to help others, too, continues this year on Aug. 2 at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. In addition to raising money for Lone Star Paralysis, Easter Seals of Central Texas is also a beneficiary of the fundraiser. Curtis talks on the show about how his life has changed since the accident — he finished his degree and got married — and why the local nonprofits that support quadriplegics and paraplegics are crucial in the recovery process.

Personality type tests have been around for decades; the Myers-Briggs test goes back all the way to World War II. Does that mean they can help us pick the right bar in Austin today? That’s the idea behind a recent post about finding the right bar for your Myers-Briggs personality type. Austin360’s Eric Webb joined us for a chat about why people still love this test and why Austin was recently deemed an ENFP.

We wrap the show, as always, with “A Toast,” our recommendations segment. This week, co-host Omar L. Galalga shared his love of the 2016 movie from Mike Birbiglia, “Don’t Think Twice,” about an improv group whose interpersonal challenges have a lot to teach the audience about how comedy works. Addie Broyles has been catching up on the latest episodes “GLOW,” the Netflix show based on the 1980s women’s wrestling promotion, “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” and Tolly Moseley found much to like about Bo Burnham’s debut film, “Eighth Grade,” whose portrayal of teenagers saturated in social media was based on his own experiences as a teen YouTube star.

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