A variety show podcast hosted by UFC and MMA champion Rich Franklin.
Currently playing guitar touring with Garth Brooks, Gordon Kennedy said it was his song writing that opened the doors of opportunity in Nashville. Having written 15 songs for Garth, and many others for several popular singers, it was when Gordon co-wrote and won a Grammy for "Change The World" performed by Eric Clapton that his career began to take off. The song was shelved for several years...Gordon initially questioned his talent and why he believed he had written a hit song when the industry told him it was not.
If your doctor gave you 4 months to live, how would that change the way you lived the remainder of your life? When a friend passed away, Sebastian Terry created a list of 100 goals he wanted to accomplish in his life. It wasn't until he began ticking off goals one at a time that he realized how impactful the process was to the people it touched.
It took 148 days for Darcy Gaechter to kayak the Amazon River source to sea. She began in the Andes mountains of Peru, and we typically don't think of the Amazon as having waters with near freezing temperatures. Not only did she have to succumb to the near sub zero waters and the month long class 5 rapids, but she also paddled 4 arduous months of flat water with river pirates, narco drug traffickers, local tribal villages along the banks, and remnants of militant groups who were an even more dangerous threat.
A fractured rib crushed any hope Alex Gregory had for earning gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Several World Championships later, he would have his moment, in his home country at 2012 in London where he brought home gold...then another gold in 2016 at Rio. We debate whether people are born with grind or mental toughness, or whether it is an attribute that can be trained. Alex also gives me a few Olympic level training tips for the rowing machine in the gym, where it is highly probable I will not succeed.
Paul de Gelder
Paul de Gelder was an Australian Royal Navy Clearance Diver participating in a counter terrorism exercise in Sydney Harbor when he was attacked by a 12 foot Bull Shark. The attack ultimately took Paul's right hand and right leg... and some time figuring out life. He did not want fear from that experience to determine his path, so he immediately put himself back in the ocean. Today Paul works as a co-host on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, frequently swimming with sharks if not feeding them by hand.
Just finishing his junior year of high school, Bradley Betts looked to have a promising future playing baseball. While at a cookout with friends, a storm uprooted a tree that struck him in the back severing his spinal cord and leaving him paralyzed. Spening several years healing physically, mentally and emotionally, he eventually found the sport of bodybuilding. Now an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, he once again looks to have a promising career as an athlete. Today, Brad shares his struggles and triumphs and how we are all left with no excuses.