About THE CLIMB Podcast

Conversations that show how tenacity and dedication can produce incredible results.

Each week on The Climb podcast, journalist Jenniffer Weigel and filmmaker Marcia Kimpton take a deep dive into the story behind the headlines of many successful individuals who are changing the world for the better. From business, to arts, to the environment and social justice, every success story has unique challenges. Whether those bumps along the road are personal, profession, spiritual, or all of the above.

Every Climb conversation will leave you informed and inspired to make a difference.


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Meet The Hosts


Jenniffer Weigel

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Jenniffer is an award winning broadcast journalist based in Chicago. She won an Emmy for her on-camera reporting for CBS and has also worked for ABC, NBC, WGN (TV and radio) and WLS (radio.) She was a reporter and columnist (“Lessons for Life”) for the Chicago Tribune from 2010 to 2015, where she covered “Blue Sky” business innovation, the “Remarkable Woman” beat, lifestyles, travel, and food. She also helped launch the Tribune’s video department. She was a wellness columnist, reporter and video producer for the Chicago Sun-Times and is currently the co-host for the Mancow radio show on WLS-890AM.

She’s known for adding humor to life’s tragedies through her writing and has written four books: “Stay Tuned”,“I’m Spiritual, Dammit!”, “This Isn’t the Life I Ordered” and “Psychics, Healers and Mediums. A Journalist, a Road Trip and Voice from the Other Side.” Click here for Jenniffer's books here and audio books here

Jenniffer hosts “ Conversations with Weigel : A Live Series Exploring Spiritual Enlightenment,” at the Wilmette Theatre, where she interviews authors and gurus from across the country once a month. 

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Marcia Kimpton

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Marcia is a filmmaker, late night host and co-host of the climb podcast. Marcia most recently directed, wrote, produced and acted in the movie “Bardo Blues” which has won 40+ awards. The film was launched in theaters in May 2019 in NYC, LA and SF as well as all digital platforms. Check out the film details here.


Marcia is currently in post-production for her third film, “An American in Amsterdam” that was filmed in October 2019. She has also written a film about the big-pharma corruption and is in the process selling it. The “Bardo Blues” TV drama series and the “Planet M” TV comedy series are both in the process of being pitched to several TV platforms. Marcia has written her memoir “Escaping Hollywood Bardo” that is sold on Amazon. Her background TV career was in San Francisco as a KTVU-Fox entertainment/comedy reporter and a late night host on KGO-ABC.


Marcia is from Chicago, IL and, after years of living in NYC, LA and SF, she has made her residency in Aspen, CO.



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