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CIA: The Contagious Influencers of America Podcast. Meet the Gamechangers, the Influencers and those who are not afraid to show up with a shovel if that's what it takes to move a mountain. Go inside the minds of true American trailblazers who are making a difference by sharing their stories of personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, defeating fear, fighting addiction, and rejecting failure. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams with TV personality Victoria Robinson and author, speaker and ...
 
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New York Times best-selling author (Love Does), speaker and "recovering lawyer" Bob Goff has an infectious way of helping people dream big no matter their rank and status and he's been at it for decades. He tells 9-time Emmy winner David Sams that one of his favorite ways to do this is allowing others to be vulnerable by being their authentic self.…
 
Most do not understand how the Bible fits together - even people of faith. Many Christians accept half an inheritance in that they are content to embrace merely the New Testament. On the flip side, Jews often experience this by embracing only the Old Testament. Enter Rabbi Jason Sobel, author of "Mysteries of the Messiah" who tells 9-time Emmy winn…
 
Life on the road is second nature for Country music mega-star Wynonna Judd who has lived much of her days performing for millions all over the world. But this past year it came to a screeching halt with the pandemic and like many, her family and faith have been her saving grace. One thing she's done to help overcome the anxiety and promote healing …
 
Former NFL quarterback & pro-baseball player Tim Tebow is very familiar with life in the limelight. But it's what he does to shine the light on others that brings his life true fulfillment & meaning. Tim tells 9-time Emmy winner David Sams about his passion to help others know their God-given worth, how his foundation pulled off the special needs p…
 
Ben Higgins may be the hunk that America fell in love with from ABC's hit series "The Bachelor," but now, in real life he's on a mission to make a difference through his generouscoffee.com and with his new book "Alone in Plain Sight." He opens up to 9-time Emmy winner David Sams about the differences between dating on "The Bachelor" and in the real…
 
When you're sitting in a tough season of life, discerning the truth from lies, what do you do? For Harry Connick Jr., the answer is easy: arrange, record, play every instrument, & sing each vocal on a new album, of course! He shares with 9-time Emmy award winner David Sams about his unconventional childhood faith, how trust in God got him through d…
 
Got an entrepreneurial spirit? Listen & learn from Jonathan Gibbs who started his first company when he was just 21 and has been rolling with the punches ever since. His companies have sold over 1 billion dollars in products over the last 22 years and currently his solar company is aiming to do the same in sales in 2021 alone. He's a son, husband, …
 
Actress and author Candace Cameron Bure has lived much of her life in front of the camera on hit shows from TV's "Full House" to Netflix's "Fuller House" to co-hosting ABC's "The View" and a slew of beloved Hallmark movies. But it's her family and faith that have grounded her and given her that sparkle. She shares with 9-time Emmy winner David Sams…
 
Ready to pivot and have a little fun? If you don't know where to begin, meet Annie F. Downs. Annie is a best-selling author, speaker and podcaster with over 42 million downloads of her "That Sounds Fun" podcast show. As she releases her new book of the same title, she and 9-time Emmy winner David Sams delve into the joys and heartbreaks of 2020, th…
 
NFL lineman Jason Brown had everything in the world. He was the highest-paid center in the game living in luxury. Then in 2012, Jason walked away from it all when he heard a call from God that changed everything from his career to his marriage and family. He pursued a life he knew nothing about: farming. It was only the beginning of his journey to …
 
Whether it's recently battling the coronavirus or thyroid cancer a few years back, award-winning artist Natalie Grant has learned to face her fears. She shares with 9-time Emmy winner David Sams about how she and her producer husband Bernie Helms chose to give the gift of music throughout 2020 with one song a day on social media garnering over 33 m…
 
When your whole life is one miracle after another, it’s fitting that your name is MIRACLE! Miracle Pelayo is an actor, but didn’t take the traditional route getting there. She was born with cerebral palsy and uses a wheel chair. But even that is a miracle. When her mom and dad found out they were expecting, there were many physical issues & doctors…
 
Country music star & actress Jana Kramer dazzled us on "Dancing with the Stars." Her life may have looked picture perfect then but she & her husband Michael Caussin, former NFL player, have opened up about overcoming infidelity. They share about their new book, "The Good Fight: Wanting to Leave, Choosing to Stay, and the Powerful Practice for Lovin…
 
You may catch Brooke Burns in your favorite Christmas Hallmark movie this season or as the host of “Master Minds” on the Game Show Network but she's survived and thrived for decades in Hollywood as she began her career with breakout roles in “Ally McBeal,” “Baywatch,” and “Melrose Place.” Brooke shares how her faith has always been her guiding ligh…
 
American Idol finalist Colton Dixon quickly became a household name as a fan favorite & his music now boasts over 100 million streams across all platforms. Today he & wife Annie are about to celebrate their first Christmas with their newborn twins, Athens and Dior. But that is nothing short of a miracle. Colton shares how after an emergency c-secti…
 
Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. With her novels under development as major motion pictures and her Baxter Family books being developed into a TV series, she carved out time to give 9-time Emmy winn…
 
Receiving Grammy nominations and winning American Music Awards are sure nice when you are Billboard’s Hot Christian Songwriter of the Year, but even Matthew West has discovered in this year of sleepless nights, social unrest & the pandemic that what matters most are the simple things. And the profound ones too like the hope of Christmas. He examine…
 
With over two million social media followers, best-selling author & speaker Lysa TerKeurst is one of the most prominent female Christian voices today. Lysa faced a devastating public betrayal & as she chose to reconcile with her husband, she invested more than 1,000 hours in a biblical study of forgiveness. Lysa shares with 9-time Emmy winner David…
 
Four-time GRAMMY award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY began nearly a decade ago and brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone had no idea what a ride it would be! Highlights like singing with the incomparable Dolly Parton and creating the unifying hit "Together" featuring Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin have brought them worldwide recognition. Joel shares with…
 
Dolly Parton has always been a big believer that God is in everything and having faith is a key to making it through life. Perhaps that's how her iconic career has spanned 6 decades. She shares what she is thankful for this year, what her personal plans are for this Christmas in the midst of the pandemic, and why she decided to bring us some holida…
 
The millions of people who have read his books or watch him on TV after SNL know that best-selling author and pastor Andy Stanley has insight that people crave. He tells 9-time Emmy winner David Sams that his latest book, "Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets" will help you write the chapters of your story one good decision at a time - even in the middl…
 
In a world full of anxiety, trusted mommy blogger and best-selling author Becky Thompson (1M followers on her Midnight Mom Devotional Facebook) brings rest to a weary soul. Her latest book, "Peace: Hope and Healing for the Anxious Momma's Heart" strikes a nerve and says her fear is not a faith issue. She sits down with 9-time Emmy winner David Sams…
 
As a linebacker in the NFL, earning an MBA isn't exactly the norm. Just ask Sam Acho, author of the new book, "Let The World See You: How to be Real in a World Full of Fakes." Sam hid behind a mask as he quietly pursued a higher education. He shares with 9-time Emmy winner David Sams the challenges he faced being a preacher's kid and son of Nigeria…
 
Levi Lusko, author of the new book "Take Back Your Life" and lead pastor of Fresh Life Church encourages you to breathe, think and live! With the pandemic, political and racial division defining this year, he shares incredible tools to help you find strength for each day from the practical side of life to the spiritual. He knows the pain of losing …
 
Multi-platinum selling country superstar Sara Evans is no stranger to the stage. She's been performing since she was a child and shares with 9-time Emmy winner David Sams the heartbreaks and highlights that make up her memoir "Born To Fly"; from the pain of divorce to her multiple near death experiences. She's battled anxiety too and these are the …
 
Singer/Songwriter Joy Villa has shocked the masses while expressing her support of President Trump in recent years at the Grammys with her MAGA inspired couture. While she is known for turning heads and topping the charts, she shared with 9-time Emmy winner David Sams why she is so passionate about her conservative stance and how to dodge the hater…
 
The “Queen of Clean", female comedian Chonda Pierce, has been taking safety precautions by quarantining like many of us, but there is no containing her brand of funny as she hits the road on her drive-in, stand-up comedy show "Chonda Pierce Live." She stops by the homestead for a hilarious rant with 9-time Emmy winner David Sams about Zoom dating, …
 
Got a confession of guilt? You're not alone. Maybe it's guilt about sending your kids back to school in the middle of the pandemic or guilt about not struggling financially because you haven't lost your job. If the expectations put on you have led you to feeling like you're not doing enough, best-selling author/life coach/speaker Valorie Burton say…
 
With all the fear and uncertainty of 2020, we could all use a miracle right about now! Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire, The Shack) stars in the new movie, "2 Hearts" in theaters only October 16 and it tells a love story for the ages! Based on a true story, it's the romantic journey of two couples in two decades that celebrates life, love and the genero…
 
After traveling the world for 23 years in the multiplatinum selling rock band, Skillet, John Cooper has noticed one consistent issue: people are desperately confused. So he started the widely popular podcast Cooper Stuff and wrote a book, Awake and Alive To Truth while releasing the deluxe project Victorious: The Aftermath. He tackles some of the m…
 
After losing everything her family had over ten years ago, Alli Worthington found the courage to pivot and build a business that has led her to be featured on NBC's TODAY show, ABC's Good Morning America and even in Forbes. So how did she make her comeback such a success? She overcame her own self-doubt, got serious about her future and shares abou…
 
Judge Pirro is a highly respected District Attorney, Judge, author and host of the Fox News show, Justice with Judge Jeanine. Her new book "Don't Lie To Me" proves that she is a renowned champion of the underdog and she shares about her love for our nation, if we are on the brink of a civil war, where we are headed from the Supreme court to the upc…
 
Kathie Lee doesn't just co-star with Craig Ferguson in the new romantic comedy "Then Came You" releasing one night only on September 30th, she wrote the film also starring Elizabeth Hurley and co-penned the music. The former TODAY co-host also shares the inspiration behind the film and candidly talks about love, life, loss, dating, the importance o…
 
​Popular commentator, actor, comedian, and entrepreneur Terrence K. Williams has become one of social media's hottest viral sensations. His tragedy to triumph story began when he was born into nothing; neglected, starved, abused, and beaten, a product of the foster home system. He grew up without a table to sit at, let alone food to eat, yet today …
 
2020 isn't just the year of the coronavirus - many have found themselves battling the spread of fear. Failure, rejection, exposure to a deadly virus, racial unrest—the fears we carry are heavy and we will never be short on fears. Fear can be a tyrant, a bully we can’t hide from. Ed Young, author of "The Fear Virus" says it can paralyze our spirit, …
 
There are 5 generations of people alive today each seeing the world in a different way. Some are even living under the same roof! PBS host Chuck Underwood is an elite consultant on America's generational dynamics to Fortune 500 companies and explains how to push through pain and get through crisis like COVID-19 taking lessons from WW2 and The Great…
 
Pivot! It's the buzzword of the year. But do you know how? David Nurse is an NBA Life and Optimization coach and author of "Pivot & Go." He served as a coach for the Brooklyn Nets, holds several world records for shooting, and has personally helped over 100 NBA players with their personal and professional development both on and off the court. He s…
 
What happens when your life doesn't mirror your Instagram? Mila Grigg founded MODAImageConsulting and knows image is everything. She works with Fortune 1000 companies helping them get to their WHY. Consistent brand and integrity mattered most as she was put through the fire when her husband was sent to federal prison & she was 6 months pregnant. Ho…
 
If you want to be a true leader, what is your superpower? Best-selling author ("Help I Work With People") and global faith leader Chad Veach says flexibility, agility & communication are key. Whether you are running a Fortune 500 company or running your home, don't miss out on these leadership principles. Plus from protests to the pandemic, find ou…
 
Need a little laughter? The Queen of Clean Comedy is back! Top-selling comedian Chonda Pierce is always one to tell it like it is and give people the gift of laughter on stage and on screen. She's an open book discussing how she has coped as a widow and overcoming depression when your back is against the wall, plus what she thinks about dating, the…
 
The pain of losing a child will leave you heartbroken. Jennie Lusko knows that pain. She and her husband Levi lost their 5 year old daughter, Lenya when she died from an asthma attack 5 days before Christmas. How did Jennie fight her way back to flourish? Discover how she found hope and says the ingredients to thrive are right in front of you, even…
 
It's true that laughter is the best medicine! Comedian and actor Michael Jr. doesn't just perform to get a laugh from those who follow his clean comedy routine, he looks to see what he can give. Michael Jr. uses comedy to inspire audiences to activate their purpose. He shares about finding tools in the middle of the pandemic to empower you to live …
 
Feeling stuck post-lockdown? NYT best-selling author Bob Goff (Love Does) is an encourager to millions and is on a mission to shake people into the version of their lives they dreamt about before someone told them it was impossible or incorrect. While there's no playbook for getting through the coronavirus pandemic, he says it's time to be curious …
 
Did you pigout during the lockdown? You aren’t alone!! Christine Carter, aka “Weight loss Hero” on Instagram, has a recipe for success. She lost over 150 lbs with a keto lifestyle, but battled anxiety and depression along the way. She shares how she learned to achieve lasting change in her body by first transforming her mind. She reveals her secret…
 
Has the pandemic taken tools from your toolbox? Enter acclaimed author, speaker & life coach Tim Storey. He not only occasionally co-hosts this podcast, but he is busy helping people create the future they desire. From Lee Iacocca to Robert Downey, Jr., people from all walks of life attest to his sage wisdom and life-changing principles. Tim shares…
 
With so much time spent in quarantine plus the hurt in the world today, music can bring people together. That's exactly why 5x Grammy winner Steven Curtis Chapman penned the tune "Together (We'll Get Through This)" & enlisted his friends country star Brad Paisley, gospel star Tasha Cobbs Leonard & platinum-selling artist Lauren Alaina. Their song b…
 
Are you struggling with uncertainty? These days walking by faith can be a tough road. Just ask Matthew West. He's written dozens of chart-topping songs that have inspired millions. The impact of the coronavirus and quarantine life has hit everyone, even the music industry. With tours being cancelled and no sign of big concerts on the horizon, what …
 
Award-winning artist Nicole C. Mullen penned her hit song "Redeemer" during a painful season in her life. That was 20 years ago and it still brings comfort beyond measure to millions. She has walked through the fire and has never been afraid to share her story. Now a single mom, she is familiar with broken relationships. She can relate to those who…
 
Ever felt like your life as you knew it was over? Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. At just 13, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. Her life story was made into the Hollywood hit "Soul Surfer." Now…
 
The financial fallout due to COVID-19 has had immediate impact on millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and are trying to keep food on the table. Patrice Washington has been there. Years before she became "America's Money Maven" she went from owning a 7-figure business to standing in line at the welfare office when the recession hit. Her h…
 
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