Additional Episodes

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Jason Chaffetz
Episode 44
September 25, 2018

Former congressman Jason Chaffetz shares the stories behind his new book The Deep State, why he slept on a cot in his congressional office and his experience teaching at Harvard.

Jason talks with us about how he first got involved with politics, his experience as Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the truth about the deep state in America, and the process of writing his new book with Harper Collins.

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Rudy Ruettiger
Episode 43
September 18, 2018

Legendary Notre Dame football player and the inspiration for the movie that shares his name Rudy, Rudy Ruttiger shares his path to Notre Dame, how he got his story to Hollywood and the importance of making relationships.

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Col. Mark Tillman
Episode 3
September 11, 2018

Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero

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Mike Ditka
Episode 42
September 4, 2018

Legendary NFL coach and player Mike Ditka shares how football has changed over the years, why only some quarterbacks are true leaders and advice to youth coaches.

 

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Joe "Mr. D" Dombrowski
Episode 41
August 28, 2018

Educator and social media personality Joe “Mr. D” Dombrowski, shares how to grow your social media brand, awkward classroom situations, and how studying improv made him a better teacher.

Joe Dombrowski's viral classroom video where he made up words for a spelling test garnered him over 20 million views and landed him on the Ellen DeGeneres show, which launched his speaking career. So buckle up and get ready to learn how to become insta-famous.

 

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Susan Cain
Episode 40
August 21, 2018

This week we have the author of the New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain, as she shares the story behind her famous Ted Talk, the secret powers of introverts and why introverts and extroverts make great couples.

Last week we had internet pioneer Jay Baer share the secrets to creating Talk Triggers for word of mouth marketing. You may have seen this week’s guest, as her Ted talk has over 19 million views!

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Jay Baer
Episode 39
August 14, 2018

Internet pioneer, and the most inspirational speaker on marketing, word of mouth, and customer service Jay Baer shares his secrets on how to truly create word of mouth through talk triggers, the two choices every business must make to change their future, and why you absolutely have to go to the best-rated amusement park on Trip Advisor, Holiday World.

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John O'Leary
Episode 38
August 7, 2018

John O’Leary shares his story of survival from a fire that left him with burns over 100% of his body. What legendary baseball broadcaster Jack Buck did for him, and what it was like to return to the Cardinal’s Busch Stadium.

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Donald Miller
Episode 8
August 1, 2018

Multiple New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi-Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Episode 2
July 10, 2018

Elisabeth Hasselbeck stops in to share her story of how she ended up at a dinner with the Queen of England, wisdom she learned from Barbara Walters and how to handle failures as a mother.

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Kelly McDonald
Episode 37
July 3, 2018

Marketing guru and best selling author Kelly McDonald shares why you don’t have to like the people you work with, ways to respectfully disagree and why diversity isn't always what you think it is.

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Tim Sanders
Episode 36
June 26, 2018

Tech pioneer and best selling author of Love is the Killer App, Tim Sanders shares why Ringo was actually the key to the Beatles success, the power of fours and the secret of disruptive collaboration.

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Justin Forsett
Episode 35
June 12, 2018

NFL Pro Bowl Running back and Shark Tank Entrepreneur Justin Forsett shares some of his toughest moments on the field, being roommates with the mercurial Marshawn Lynch and the importance of having a huddle.

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Alan Bean
Episode 34
June 5, 2018

We have a special episode this week remembering astronaut, artist and the fourth person to walk on the moon, Alan Bean.

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Mac Anderson
Episode 33
May 29, 2018

Entrepreneur and best selling author Mac Anderson stopped by to share the story behind creating those classic motivational posters we all know and love, the importance of building a service focused culture and the most dramatic potato salad story you've ever heard.

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Keith Ferrazzi
Episode 32
May 22, 2018

New York Times best selling author Keith Ferrazi explains the power behind co-elevation, what truly makes a great leader and why vulnerability can be your best asset.

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Tony Seba
Episode 31
May 15, 2018

Award winning author and disruption expert Tony Seba shares why the 2020’s will become the decade of disruption, how transportation will become more like streaming music and if flying cars will finally become a reality.

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Mel Robbins
Episode 30
May 8, 2018

Serial entrepreneur and best selling author of the 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins shares the story behind her powerful book, the science behind anxiety and how to level up at any moment.

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Jim Morris
Episode 29
May 1, 2018

Former teacher, Major Leaguer and the inspiration for the Disney movie The Rookie Jim Morris stopped by to share what its like to try out for the majors as a 35 year old, the bet that changed his life and the importance of keeping a promise.

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Mark Eaton
Episode 28
April 17, 2018

7 foot 4 NBA All Star Mark Eaton stopped by to share his unlikely story of getting to the NBA, the advice he was given by Wilt Chamberlain and discuss his new book the 4 Commitments of a Winning Team.

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Rebekah Gregory
Episode 27
April 10, 2018

Boston marathon bombing survivor and author, Rebekah Gregory shares the harrowing story of that day and how losing her leg helped her find a new perspective on life.

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Chad Williams
Episode 26
March 27, 2018

Author and former Navy SEAL Chad Williams stopped by to teach us how to aim small - miss small, the importance of earning your SEAL trident everyday, and how he turned a devastating loss into a desire to change the world.

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Jon Gordon
Episode 25
March 13, 2018

Author of the Energy Bus Jon Gordon stopped by to tell stories from Dabo Swinney's impact at Clemson, how a hug led to playoff success for the Dodgers and the power of looking at your team from the inside out. 

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Archie Manning
Episode 24
March 6, 2018

The father of the modern the modern NFL quarterback fraternity Archie Manning shares why he named his son Peyton, safety in football and which son he would choose in a 2 on 2 basketball game for the last piece of pumpkin pie.

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Mike Mullane
Episode 23
February 20, 2018

Original Space Shuttle Class Astronaut Mike Mullane tells the story of The Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy, its impact on the country and the future of space travel as we know it.

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Darrell Waltrip
Episode 22
February 13, 2018

NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip shares the story of the Dale Earnhardt tragedy at Daytona, what it takes to be a winner and the importance of taking care of your core.

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John Ratzenberger
Episode 21
February 6, 2018

Emmy nominated actor John Ratzenberger or as you may know him Cliff from Cheers shares his favorite one liners from the show, the importance of the working class in America and inside info about Pixar and the Empire Strikes Back. 

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Scott Hamilton
Episode 20
January 30, 2018

Olympic figure skating legend Scott Hamilton shares how to train our minds for optimism, the consequences of being the best in the world and the importance of showing up every day.

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Ruben Gonzalez
Episode 19
January 23, 2018

4 Time Luge Olympian, Ruben Gonzalez shares what it’s like to party at the winter olympics, how Scott Hamilton inspired him to try the luge and how to get back up after your worst crash in competition.

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Devon Harris
Episode 18
January 16, 2018

Member of the first Jamaican bobsled team Devon Harris as he shares the facts and fiction behind the movie Cool Runnings, if Usain Bolt will join the 2018 bobsled team and how we each can have the mindset to set Olympic sized goals.

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Michelle Singletary
Episode 17
January 9, 2018

Financial guru and nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Singletary shares the beauty of compound interest, the power of living below your means and how to be awesome with your money.

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Jon Acuff
Episode 16
January 2, 2018

Best selling author and career guru Jon Acuff stopped by to share how to properly set New Year's Resolutions so that you keep them, why saying something is common sense is dumb, and how to identify the things that are keeping us from the finish line.

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Andy Buckley
Episode 5
December 26, 2017

Merry Christmas! We are taking a little vacation this week so we wanted to get you inspired to binge watch one of our favorite shows over Christmas break.

Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril Lynch while being the CFO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin and the joy of getting 10 second parts in movies.

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Vinh Giang
Episode 15
December 19, 2017

Vinh Giang, award winning entrepreneur stops by to share how buying 1,000 copies of the same book led to him meeting his mentor, the value of adversity and how magic has made him such a successful business man.

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Simon T. Bailey
Episode 14
December 5, 2017

Simon T. Bailey the former leader of The Disney Institute, and one of America’s top 10 corporate speakers on change shares how hard it was to get a job at Disney, the 4 questions you need to ask yourself to find your calling and the hardest speech he has ever had to give.

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Andy Andrews
Episode 13
November 28, 2017

Andy Andrews, author of the hugely successful book "The Traveler's Gift" shares the difference between wisdom and knowledge, why quitting becomes a habit, and the secrets he has shared with the last 9 college football national champions.

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Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin
Episode 12
November 21, 2017

This week we share our interview with former secret service agent to JFK and Jackie Kennedy, Clint Hill. Clint shares his first hand account of the assassination of JFK including running up on to the car to protect Jackie after the shooting. Clint also reveals his opinions on the newly released documents and the evidence for Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Peter Sheahan
Episode 11
November 14, 2017

Innovative business thinker and author of "Matter" Peter Sheahan shares how to find your eureka moment, the power of working through the complex to get to the simple and how Burberry has kept itself relevant for over a century.

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Bob Goff
Episode 10
November 7, 2017

Human rights lawyer and best selling author Bob Goff stops by to share how he gets countries that hate each other to come together, the power of "what if" thinking, and how to know when to do something crazy.

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Daymond John
Episode 9
November 1, 2017

Star of Shark Tank, entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Daymond John shares how his job waiting at Red Lobster led to his current success, why you should be answering emails on the treadmill, and his philosophy that it's not about the numbers its about the people.

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Donald Miller
Episode 8
October 24, 2017

Multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur and writer of "Building a Story Brand" Donald Miller shares the ways story shape our lives, tips to be more like Obi Wan Kenobi and how a clear and concise message won an election.

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Yossi Ghinsberg
Episode 7
October 17, 2017

Amazon survivor and the inspiration behind the film “Jungle”, Yossi Ghinsberg shares his story of survival in the amazon, his true impressions of being played by Daniel Radcliffe, and what he discovered about the true meaning of life.

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Jeanine Pirro
Episode 6
October 10, 2017

Emmy winning TV host and the first female District Attorney and Judge of her area Jeanine Pirro, stops by to share her thoughts on the tv show Making a murderer, advice for the next generation of female attorneys, and going to her first homicide scene.

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Andy Buckley
Episode 5
September 26, 2017

Actor Andy Buckley from The Office shares his story of landing the role of David Wallace, balancing life as a real life financial advisor at Merril Lynch while being the CFO of the fictional Dunder Mifflin and the joy of getting 10 second parts in movies.

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Josh Linkner
Episode 4
September 19, 2017

Award Winning Entrepreneur and New York Times best selling author Josh Linkner shares his biggest business mistakes, insights from his recent book Hacking Innovation and how to brainstorm more effectively through role playing.

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Col. Mark Tillman
Episode 3
September 11, 2017

Former Air Force one Pilot Col. Mark Tillman shares his untold story of flying the president on 9/11, deciphering information in the fog of war and bringing the Commander-in-Chief to Ground Zero

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Sean Astin
Episode 1
September 11, 2017

Sean Astin stops by to share stories from the set of his biggest roles his philosophy on life, and learning how to cry on camera.

About beyond speaking

HEY I'M BRIAN LORD

Early in my childhood, in a single-mom household with four kids, we coudln't afford cable, but my mom was able to get her hands on a set of encyclopedias. I'd choose a letter at random and read away. I loved learning interesting, new and unexpected things, and I've carried that with me my whole life. I now find myself as the president of one of the largest speakers bureaus in the US, where I'm able to talk to and learn from some of the most amazing people in the world (It's totally cheating, I know!).

Just like you, I'm always busy and strapped for time, so I only want to focus these interviews on stories from these speakers and writers that are interesting and unexpected, that go beyond the normal to the fascinating. If you and I are going to spend our time on this, it better be worth. Thanks for going on this journey with me!