Episode 30: Heidi Tucker - Award Winning Author/Speaker

Heidi Tucker is an author, speaker, wife, mother and grandmother from Phoenix, Arizona. Heidi won a 2018 Illumination Award for her new release Servie’s Song. She also won a similar award for her first inspirational book Finding Hope in the Journey in 2017.  Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who believes that every story not only teaches a gospel principle, but can make you feel it. She has inspired many to rise up, cling to their faith and position their hearts to recognize God’s hand in their life.  When Heidi isn’t writing her next book, or speaking at a conference, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her husband, four grown children and eight grandchildren. She loves sunflowers, hiking and ice cream … not necessarily in that order.  On this Episode...

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Episode 29: Morgan Jones - Journalist/Blogger/web producer for DeseretNews.com

Morgan Jones is a journalist, blogger and editor who began writing for DeseretNews.com as an intern in 2014. She has since published more than 350 stories. Jones is a passionate storyteller and loves having the opportunity to share stories that deserve to be told.  a North Carolina Native, Jones attended BYU, graduating with a degree in Public Relations in 2012.  After a short career in Public Relations, Morgan transitioned into a career in Journalism (which is her passion) after responding to someone looking for an intern for the Des News on Facebook.  Morgan is also an accomplished Blogger.  Her website, alittlepencil.com, is her first person account and opinions based on her experiences as a faith writer for a major newspaper.  in her words, the blog allows her to be "a little pencil in god's hands".   On this episode of the podcast...

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Episode 28: Alex Balinski - Lifey.org

Alex Balinski is an Entrepreneur from Provo Utah who's directory of missionary preparation interviews and life stories have been viewed millions of times by users all over the world.  His website allows a user to record a "Lifey" - essentially a life story via selfie - and upload to lifey.org where it can be used to offer advice on subjects pertinent to an individuals life experience.  Alex is currently working on a Lifey app which will allow users to crowd source answers to common life questions via video blogs - with the hopes to become a curated "video wikipedia".  Alex currently lives in Provo with his wife and 3 children.

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Episode 27: Kirby Heyborne

Kirby Heyborne is an American actor, musician, singer-songwriter, narrator and comedian. He is known for his work in The Three Stooges and LDS films. Heyborne has also worked extensively as an audiobook narrator.  He lives and works in Southern California with his wife and 3 children where he is acting, doing improv, narrating audiobooks and serving multiple callings in his local LDS community.  On this episode, Nate and Kirby chat about his humble beginnings at battle of the bands, meeting his wife, the spawn of LDS cinema and his role in that, the amount of work that goes into audiobook narration, the trials of auditioning in Hollywood, his "controversial" beer commercial and much, much more. 

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Peculiar Histories: The story of John Koyle and the "Dream Mine"

In our second foray into Peculiar Histories, host Elliot Morris tells us the story of John Koyle and The Relief Mining Company.  A resident of Utah County, Utah in the late 1800's, John Koyle had a dream, a dream that he believed would provide the means to ensure financial stability of the LDS church well into the 20th century and beyond.  Over 100 years later, the Relief Mining Company and the "Dream Mine" is still a subject that inspires fascination, mystery and plenty of controversy...

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Episode 25: Jay and Brad - The Next Step Podcast

Brad and Jay are Southern California Natives who are passionate about their families, the church, surfing, and the 12 Steps of Change known as the ARP Program.  They co-host a podcast, The Next Step Podcast which they started in 2016, that discusses the LDS Churches ARP program and the joys of recovery and sobriety.  They focus their discussion on weekly news and each week focus on 1 of the 12 steps to recovery found on arp.lds.org.  

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Episode 24: Michelle Gifford - The Women With Fire

Michelle Gifford is a podcast host, entrepreneur and full time wife/mother.  her podcast, The Women With Fire, features LDS women of influence and focuses on sharing advice on how to utilize the spiritual to inspire people to launch careers or go after their dreams.  The goal of The Women with Fire is to build "A nation of warrior women who feel guided by the Divine to build empires of truth at home, in business, and abroad."

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Episode 23: Inspirational Artists - @dan.wilson.art @the.mormon.artist @sandrarastart and @lulatimore

It's a creative round table episode featuring members of the Inspirational Art Association, an organization designed to promote the creation of uplifting, spiritually oriented works of art in all types of media.  Jason Woodward and Gavin Johnson sit down with artists Dan Wilson, Shaun Anderson and Sandra Rast to learn about what inspires their art, with the help of Mark and Cindy Latimore who are the president and show director, respectively.  

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