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The American Snippets Podcast

The American Snippets Podcast

Author: Barbara Allen and Dave Brown

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Barbara Allen is an award-winning author, speaker, and Gold Star Wife. Dave Brown is a real estate investor and lifestyle entrepreneur. Together they bring you inspiring stories and authentic interviews from exceptional Americans, entrepreneurs, celebrities, leaders, military heroes, and influencers who are living the American Dream. And whether they are celebrities or small-town heroes, each guest is a shining example of the American Spirit. Barb and Dave are committed to their mission of helping people pursue more out of life, support those who serve, and spotlight all the extraordinary things Americans are doing to make this country a better place. Listen in, celebrate your freedom, and turn your patriotism into action.
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Lots of us have "aha moments" in life. But how many of us take those moments as a call to action, and how many of us view them as wishful thinking?Alex Weber took his moment and turned it into his own unique version of life that's lead him to compete in American Ninja warrior, host TV shows, speak on stages all over the world, and live a life packed with moments that truly matter to him.Listen in to this episode as Alex shares his 'AHA moment," how he turned that into a whole new life for himself, and what advice he has to offer you as you seek to do the same.Learn more about Alex Weber hereFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to viist us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Chris Cruise loves his country, his family, and bourbon. So it makes perfect sense to him to wrap all three of those things into an entrepreneurial outlet that includes family members, embodies patriotism, re-purposes bourbon barrels, and gives veterans an opportunity to thrive.Listen in to this week's episode as army veteran Chris Cruise talks about building Cruise Custom Flags into a mission-oriented business, and his story of how art therapy helps him and others find new purpose in life.Learn more about Chris and Cruise Custom Flags hereFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to viist us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
It's a good thing Don Reilly doesn't settle for easy.Whether in his personal or professional life, Don Reilly rarely lets fear or complacency stand in the way of pursuing something that his gut tells him is a good idea. He has a faith that overpowers his fears, and that faith has led him to where he is today.Don is a father of four, an entrepreneur, an actor, and a co-founder of the brand new non-profit, Back Home Patriots.Listen is as Don shares his story of heartbreaking family moments that led to immense blessings, and the hard-earned professional success that led him to recognize and meet a need felt by many veterans in his community.Learn more about Don Reilly and Back Home Patriots hereFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to viist us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
In the six years since tragedy found her, Taya Kyle has experienced the worst and the best of humanity. The worst has brought its top guns into the battle to destroy her but she’s got faith as her ammo and it’s always been the stronger weapon.To the world he was Chris Kyle, the American Sniper. He was the invincible Navy SEAL who’d been put in the spotlight for his record-setting number of confirmed kills and the book that told his story. To Taya he was her husband, her best friend, and the father of her children.Taya Kyle is blunt and seemingly fearless in her openness about their struggles and the reality behind the scenes. She is unflinchingly honest about the man behind the myth, and fiercely protective of his name.She’s best known for her intensely inspiring talks, her moving books, and the work she does through the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. You may also have seen her as a regular contributor on Fox News or in any of the numerous interviews she’s given.Taya Kyle's American Spirit is an example for us all.Listen in as Taya Kyle opens up and takes us with her behind the scenes of her very public life, and shares how faith and humor have gotten her through the aftermath of losing the man she loves.Learn more about Taya Kyle and hereFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to viist us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Patrick Bet-David is the kind of person people envy, respect, or both. He's at the top of his industry in the worlds of finance, insurance, and social media, and people from all over the world flock to his events and seek his mentorship.His rags-to-riches story began in Iran, grew in a refugee camp, and took off on a wild ride of hairpin turns, exhilarating highs, and crushing lows as he navigated his challenges and learned to overcome them.Listen in as Patrick shares his experiences that lead him to where his is today, his thoughts on faith, mentorship, and sex, and how all those things play a role in a balanced life.Learn more about Partick Bet-David and his underdog story hereFollow us on Instagram:@americansnippets@barballenspeaks@davebrownliveiTunes Not Your Thing? Listen to us on Simplecast and follow us on Spotify.Don't forget to viist us on YouTube for more inspirational content.
Amy Lyle is an author, comedian, and regular guest on Atlanta and Company.In this episode, Amy shares her story of how a girl from rural Appalachia is making a place for herself in the world of comedy, and offers valuable insight for others who are ready to chase a dream. Listen in as she cracks us up and lifts us up with her infectious laugh and hilarious outlook on life all while reminding us how to find the humor in the everyday grind.Learn more about Amy Lyle here
Patricia Knudson broke through age and gender barriers to earn the Point Position on a Phoenix SWAT Team. She was living her dream in one of the most dangerous jobs out there until the day she was shot on duty.Having overcome trauma and challenges from the time she was a little girl, Trish tapped into her hard-earned resiliency skills to rebuild her life yet again, when she could no longer continue in the career she loved.Trish's story is not only compelling, but it also offers lessons and insight for anyone feeling overwhelmed with pain, grief, and odds that are stacked against you.Click here to learn more about Trish and her amazing story
{Recast} Dr. Sean Stephenson was predicted not to survive at birth because of a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth and caused his bones to be extremely fragile (fracturing over 200 times by the age of 18). Despite his challenges, he took a stand for a quality of life that has inspired millions of people around the world.Since 1994, his powerful message has been heard at live events in nearly all 50 states and in 16 countries. Sean has presented at hospitals, universities, prisons, and to companies such as Nike, Whole Foods, Zappos, Walmart, and Sharp Healthcare. He’s shared the stage with U.S. Presidents, billionaire business moguls, celebrities, and his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Sean has appeared on everything from The Oprah Show to Jimmy Kimmel, in addition to online videos with tens of millions of views. The Biography Channel produced an hour-long feature on his life called, Three Foot Giant.Learn more about Dr. Sean Stephenson Here
{Recast} In January of 2014, after retiring from the NFL and overcoming an addiction to pain medication, David Vobora, a 5-year veteran of the NFL, met US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee. That's when everything changed for David.David Vobora opened up his personal gym to Travis, offering his training expertise. The pair started working out together, customizing and adapting to the unique challenges posed by Travis’ injuries.Through working with Travis and engaging the veteran community, David found his true path and developed a passion for helping those with life-altering injuries find fulfillment again through his adaptive training programs.Today, David Vobora has painstakingly built a business and a dream around training adaptive athletes, many of them wounded veterans.Learn more about David Vobora here
It's easy to have a dream but it takes true grit to turn that dream into a reality. Most people who take the leap give up on it when they hit true challenges. But when you believe so much in your dream that you are willing to endure and overcome those struggles, you can indeed make that dream come true.Amanda and Christopher Baity are excellent examples of this.Christoper is a Marine Corps veteran who knew he was meant to continue his work with canines. He and Amanda went all-in on the dream to establish a non-profit offering trained canine companions to veterans. Even when times got tough, the Baitys endured temporary time on public assistance as they grew their family and their dream.Today Semper K9 assists dozens of veterans by rescuing dogs and training them to be service dogs.Listen in as Amanda Baity shares their story of turning their dream into a reality, and the insight she offers others seeking to do the same.Learn more about Semper K9 here
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