Stories to inspire America. Listen to real American stories that will inspire you to be a better person, role model, and leader for your family, community, and country.
American Snippets is a patriotic podcast and entrepreneurial mindset driven interview show that is hosted by Barbara Allen and Dave Brown.
Barbara Allen is a military widow turned entrepreneur, award-winning author, and speaker. Dave Brown is a real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, and business coach.
Together, Barb and Dave use the "power of story" to make America a better and more free place. Draw inspiration from a powerful network of genuine guests from across the country who are influential Americans, veteran entrepreneurs, military heroes, celebrities, business leaders, and selfless citizens who exemplify the core values and principals our country was founded on.
It’s time to come together, united by our love of country, to celebrate all things that makes America great.
Don’t just be inspired. Be Exceptional.
From the Marine Corps to Hollywood with Military Technical Advisor James Dever
James Dever is a former Marine who now works in Hollywood. His career as a military technical advisor for the biggest movies made started by chance, while he was still actively serving in the United States Marines. He was assigned to work alongside Clint Eastwood to ensure he accurately portrayed the role of a Marine.
Forging Forward After Trauma with Veteran and Comedian Bobby Henline
In this episode of American Snippets, Bobby Henline talks about his 30 year path from a 19 year-old ,divorced, alcoholic veteran, to his return to military service, his life as a survivor, mentor, comedian, and founder of a non-profit. He shares his lessons on resilience, how his experience altered his faith, what it’s like to start up in comedy, and how to find a positive outlet to channel trauma. He also shares his experience of being drafted into a political battle and how that changed his own practice of expressing political views.
Be the Change with Anthony Russo
Anthony Russo had every excuse to fail in life. He grew up wrapped in the cloud of poverty, addiction, and constant stress. But instead of allowing his challenges to become his excuses, he turned them into building blocks to be the change in his own life. He went on to build a multi-million dollar business with 2000 employees before deciding there was more he wanted to do with his life. Today he is at the forefront of a new wave of warriors in a new battle threatening to overcome America- the battle for the hearts and minds of our citizens.
From Rodeo to Leadership with Lobbying Expert, Former Intelligence Officer, and Veterans Advocate Don Bramer
Don Bramer grew up on a Kentucky ranch, riding rodeo before joining college and joining a fraternity. A newly elected State Senator was a member of the same fraternity. He suggested Don come intern for him, which led Don into the political arena working for several top politicians. Don’s decision of pursuing that political path or returning to his Kentucky roots disappeared on 9/11. That’s when his military bloodline and his sense of patriotism called him into military service. He spent years as an Intelligence Officer on repeated deployments before returning home and reentering the world of politics.
Love after Loss with Gold Star Wife Charissa Westfall
The story of SEAL Team 10 was widely publicized through the book and movie, Lone Survivor. Because of that, many of us know about the extraordinary courage and tragic deaths of the men on that Afghanistan mountain with Marcus Luttrell.
How to Burst Out of Your Bubble with Travis Chappell
Travis Chappell is an expert on building networks and relationships. His own network is massive and the multi-tiered relationships he’s built are the result of the value he’s brought to those relationships as well as the value he’s gained. His success as a top podcast creator, a real estate investor, and relationship expert can appear to be all about fun and luck, but in reality, it’s a world away from where he started.
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Real and relevant
This powerhouse team of Barb and Dave gives a voice to topics in a real, relevant, and in your face way, that is often missing today. Their leadership and voices need to be heard by many. I’ve listened to this podcast many times and it never fails to add value to my life.
Good conversation, great insight
I was listening to this podcast before the Pandemic, but now it’s my time in the mornings with coffee, positive stories, great perspective, and I love it. I always leave feeling inspired, feeling more connected to other people’s journeys, pains, victories and love for life and their fellow American.
A real inspiration
Barbara not only is an inspiration herself, she and Fave are helping others to inspire with their amazing stories. Listen and be amazed!