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Second Act S3 Collection Hero

The new season of Second Act follows 5 people who've shifted careers in pursuit of their passions. Hear the inspirational stories behind how they've chosen—and navigated—their new paths. And discover how they've redefined success in their professional and personal lives.

Carlos Samaniego
Carlos Samaniego always thought he would be an opera star—until he returned to mariachi. Now he leads the world’s first LGBTQ+ mariachi band out of Los Angeles.
Paulana Lamonier
Paulana Lamoiner is a journalist from Long Island who's fighting stigma by teaching swimming lessons through her business, Black People Will Swim.
Sterling “Trapking” Davis
Once a rapper in Atlanta, Sterling Davis founded a TNR (trap-neuter-return) nonprofit because of his love for cats and a desire to make a difference.
Shannon Martens
A retired respiratory nurse, Shannon Martens wasn’t sure of her place after losing her father—until she turned to social media and became a cup-making sensation.
Working as a hydrologist in the UK gave Maz Olayiwola stability but did nothing for her spirit. After a car accident changed her life, she now finds joy in being a professional Hula-Hooper.
Sonic Symbolism
Hear how Björk has revolutionized electronic music through her last 9 albums.