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Our country’s problems will never be solved by a bunch of fancy people in nice suits talking big words on CNN and Fox, but by An Army of Normal Folks just deciding “hey, I can help.” Hosted by Coach Bill Courtney from the Oscar-winning Undefeated, this podcast is building the Army and celebrating its extraordinary members. New episodes are released every Tuesday. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 400 Ratings

Our country’s problems will never be solved by a bunch of fancy people in nice suits talking big words on CNN and Fox, but by An Army of Normal Folks just deciding “hey, I can help.” Hosted by Coach Bill Courtney from the Oscar-winning Undefeated, this podcast is building the Army and celebrating its extraordinary members. New episodes are released every Tuesday. 

    I Buried The Man Who Shot At Me

    I Buried The Man Who Shot At Me

    For our “Shop Talk” series, Coach Bill Courtney shares one of the most vulnerable stories of his life.
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    • 11 min
    Trina Frierson: “I’m a 17-Time Felon Employing a Doctor” (Pt 1)

    Trina Frierson: “I’m a 17-Time Felon Employing a Doctor” (Pt 1)

    After racking up 17 felonies, Trina finally had enough and had a vision for a resource center to help other women like herself. Today, her nonprofit Mending Hearts has grown into something far beyond her wildest imagination, owning 15 homes in Nashville that provide shelter, hope, and healing to women who are homeless due to addiction and mental health disorders. 
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    • 41 min
    Trina Frierson: “I’m a 17-Time Felon Employing a Doctor” (Pt 2)

    Trina Frierson: “I’m a 17-Time Felon Employing a Doctor” (Pt 2)

    After racking up 17 felonies, Trina finally had enough and had a vision for a resource center to help other women like herself. Today, her nonprofit Mending Hearts has grown into something far beyond her wildest imagination, owning 15 homes in Nashville that provide shelter, hope, and healing to women who are homeless due to addiction and mental health disorders. 
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    • 54 min
    Ask Me Anything: Should Privilege Stop Us From Serving?

    Ask Me Anything: Should Privilege Stop Us From Serving?

    Coach Bill Courtney answers this question from a premium member of An Army of Normal Folks.
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    • 8 min
    Ellen Yarborough: From Schoolhouse to Firehouse (Pt 1)

    Ellen Yarborough: From Schoolhouse to Firehouse (Pt 1)

    There are 677,000 volunteer firefighters across America and Ellen Yarborough joined their ranks at 45 years old. The history teacher then accidentally pioneered giving her students academic credit for their service as fire cadets, which they can do as young as 14 years old! Her model called “Schoolhouse to Firehouse” is inspiring the next generation of firefighters and community leaders. 
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    • 33 min
    Ellen Yarborough: From Schoolhouse to Firehouse (Pt 2)

    Ellen Yarborough: From Schoolhouse to Firehouse (Pt 2)

    There are 677,000 volunteer firefighters across America and Ellen Yarborough joined their ranks at 45 years old. The history teacher then accidentally pioneered giving her students academic credit for their service as fire cadets, which they can do as young as 14 years old! Her model called “Schoolhouse to Firehouse” is inspiring the next generation of firefighters and community leaders. 
    Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premium
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
400 Ratings

400 Ratings

tmac68 ,

A part of my week..

Thank you for the inspiration and enjoyment I receive from these episodes! I just finished Alice Johnson’s story and I was so moved by her and what she has done with her life and how she has affected so many people. Each week I’m touched by these episodes. Highly recommended podcast!

mmkklomp80 ,

My favorite!!

I absolutely look forward each week to the podcast. As a normal folk I can align with rediscovering talents I have that can help others. I think normal folks working together can build and reform this country one good deed at a time. My personal favorite has been the story of cornbread hustle.

benniesdad ,

Refreshing and positive

I will admit that I am a podcast junkie. When I heard Bill’s interview on Kira Davis i looked this podcast up to give it a try. I listened to the intro and then binge listened to every single podcast right after that. I am hooked I enjoy this show immensely because it is positive and motivating. Sure beats all the same old political banter. Plus I am a pastor so I am always on the lookout for feel good positive stories of God’s hand at work in people.

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