Guinness World Record: Longest Podcast for Charity

Luke Mitchell and Aaron Ranson of the LA Podcast are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Audio Podcast. The previous record is 52 hours long, so with the help of Red Bull, the boys have decided to do a non-stop, 53 hour YouTube live-stream. However, the World Record isn’t their main goal. Their real mission is to raise $5000 for Horizon: Empower the Orphaned. 

The attempt will be starting at 12:00 P.M on Monday, August 17th and will be ending at 5:00 P.M on Wednesday, August 19th.   The 53 hour live-stream can be found on the LA Podcast YouTube channel: 

Luke and Aaron won’t be doing this alone however. Over the nearly three day period, the guys will be joined by YouTubers, fellow podcasters, musical guests, childhood friends and a surprise guest or two along the way. Tune in live at any time to support the guys by leaving a comment under the livestream or donating to the children they are podcasting for. To donate, please visit their GoFundMe page listed below.

Watch the La Podcast interview Jim Pesce  of Horizon and Learn more about what they do. 

Now, here is a little more information about Horizon: Empower the Orphaned

What they do:

We build Micro Communities in developing countries around the world to provide orphaned children with the loving care they need to not merely survive, but flourish. By liberating children from situations of homelessness, poverty, abuse, or abandonment, we aim to instill in them an enduring hope that fuels long-term, positive impact within their communities. The organization has built communities in Kenya, Honduras and Guatemala. 

Horizon also focuses on the four aspects of holistic care, to ensure these children have the best opportunity possible to succeed. 

Four Aspects of Holistic Care (from Horizon website listed below):

Physical Well-Being- Caring for a child’s physical well-being begins with a foundation of high quality health and dental care and a rich, nourishing diet. Additionally, our security staff and house parents ensure that the children feel safe and protected at all times.

Education for Life- From character building to responsibility, our children are taught to be curious and open to what the world has to offer. They are given a variety of educational opportunities, from rigorous academics to practical, hands-on life skills.

Nurturing Hearts, Minds & Spirits- To ensure healthy social and emotional development of orphaned children, it is critical for them to be able to confront and move beyond the trauma they have endured. With time, guidance and support of our social workers on the ground, our children recover hope for their futures and develop productive relationships with others.

Loving Family Environment- Probably the most important aspect of providing orphaned children with holistic care is creating an authentic family environment. It is here where children can experience the genuine love of caring adults, a sense of protection and safety, encouragement and respect, and a place where their voice can be heard. 

For more information on this great cause the LA Podcast is raising money for, watch their interview with Horizon’s Co-Founder, Jim Pesce. 

Thanks to anyone who is able to donate, every little bit helps! Remember to join in on the fun and watch the livestream, the guys will be happy to entertain you as the try to survive the 53 hour marathon podcast! The guys will also be making it worth your while, with a crazy task they must perform for every $1000 raised until their $5000 goal. WE PUT IN WORK BUT ITS ALL FOR THE KIDS!


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