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If you love the movie, you're going to love the podcast! Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger is the real-life inspiration for the iconic movie, RUDY. In this weekly podcast, Rudy continues his movie’s message of hope, perseverance, and self-reliance, by sharing the amazing and inspiring true stories of everyday people who are ‘Rudys’ in their own lives. People of all ages who are choosing courage over adversity, beating the odds, and making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Periodically, Rudy will feature celebrities and pro athletes telling their personal ‘Rudy stories.’ Rudy is joined each week by Joe Garner, six-time New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Echoes of Notre Dame Football.

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If you love the movie, you're going to love the podcast! Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger is the real-life inspiration for the iconic movie, RUDY. In this weekly podcast, Rudy continues his movie’s message of hope, perseverance, and self-reliance, by sharing the amazing and inspiring true stories of everyday people who are ‘Rudys’ in their own lives. People of all ages who are choosing courage over adversity, beating the odds, and making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others. Periodically, Rudy will feature celebrities and pro athletes telling their personal ‘Rudy stories.’ Rudy is joined each week by Joe Garner, six-time New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Echoes of Notre Dame Football.

    Wrestling champion Myles Amine shares how wrestling prepares you for life.

    Wrestling champion Myles Amine shares how wrestling prepares you for life.

    We have a “real” champion joining us today.   He’s currently wrestling at the University Of Michigan, “go blue” but recently represented the country of San Marino just a couple of months ago at the 2020/2021 summer Olympics due to his maternal great-grandfather being a citizen and he won the bronze medal in freestyle.  He’s also claimed medals at the European games and the European championships.  In folkstyle, he is a four-time NCAA division I All-American and big ten conference champion (three-time finalist) for the Michigan wolverines.  He was the top-seeded 197-pound NCAA wrestler heading into the 2021 national championships.  You can say wrestling is in his DNA.  His paternal grandfather Nazem Amine was also a wrestler who competed for Lebanon at the 1960 summer Olympics.  Welcome Myles Amine.
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
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    • 18 min
    Demystifying dyslexia!

    Demystifying dyslexia!

    Our guest today is an Educational Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Therapist with a private practice of over 30 years. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology, he was Chair of the Behavioral and Social Science Department, teaching for 28 years at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, IL.  He is the author of two books: Parenting Partners and The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child, which won the 2002 Margot Marek annual book award for the most outstanding book written for parents or children on the subject of dyslexia.  Which is a subject I know is very important and personal to you.  Meet Dr. Bob Frank.
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn
     

    • 24 min
    Learn how Vince Papali became invincible!

    Learn how Vince Papali became invincible!

    Our guest this episode was a high school teacher, coaching the junior varsity football team when he successfully tried out for the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League as a wide receiver.  His performance with the Bell earned him a meeting in 1976 with coach Dick Vermeil of the Philadelphia Eagles.  Against all odds, he eventually made the team, thereby becoming, at age 30, the oldest rookie in the history of the NFL to play without having played in college. He played three seasons with the Eagles.  And his story was the inspiration behind the 2006 film Invincible.  Welcome Vince Papale.
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 20 min
    Listen to the legendary tale in the Bronx!

    Listen to the legendary tale in the Bronx!

    Our guest’s amazing journey began at 16 when he was caught spraying graffiti on a wall at Yankee Stadium by none other than the Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner. Instead of putting him in jail, Steinbrenner offered him a second chance making him the team’s batboy.  He became a positive influence in the fiery clubhouse that included Manager Billy Martin, superstar Reggie Jackson and the legendary Thurman Munson. And for the next 35 years, Steinbrenner and our guest built a special relationship until Steinbrenner’s passing in 2010.   He’s published four children’s books. His first, “The Boy of Steel” was #2 on the NY Times Bestseller List and is currently displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Welcome Ray Negron.
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    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 27 min
    Learn tips for personal development from Kyle Wilson!

    Learn tips for personal development from Kyle Wilson!

    Our guest is the founder of Jim Rohn International, and YourSuccessStore.  He’s worked with the top names in the personal development industry including his 18-year biz partner, friend, and mentor Jim Rohn, as well as Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Darren Hardy, Denis Waitley, Mark Victor Hansen and many others.  He has filled huge seminar rooms, launched and published multiple personal development publications, and has produced and published over 100+ hours of programs.  Les Brown calls our guest a legend in the industry.  Meet Kyle  Wilson.
    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 29 min
    Learn how persistence leads to success with comedian Mark Malkoff!

    Learn how persistence leads to success with comedian Mark Malkoff!

    Our guest this week is a comedian and filmmaker. He has been featured on the "Today Show", "Good Morning America", CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Mashable, NPR’s “Weekend Edition”, BBC, every place.   He achieved worldwide media attention for his web series, in which he lived and slept in an Ikea store in Paramus, New Jersey for an entire week. He also starred in a popular video in which he visited all 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan in less than 24 hours. Say hello to Mark Malkoff.
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    About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
    Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
    About Joe Garner
    When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.
    He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
    @AuthorJoeGarner - Twitter
    AuthorJoeGarner - Instagram
    Joe Garner - LinkedIn

    • 27 min

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I saw the post on Instagram about this podcasts and I am so glad I did! Listened to the latest one and worked my way back through the rest of them. I feel like I can go on now. I have been feeling so hopeless these past few weeks as I’m sure many can relate to. Thank you thank you thank you for this positive podcast and the inspiring stories!!!

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Rise Above With Rudy

I have been a fan of Rudy, who inspired me as I was growing up to never ever give up, and never stop believing that I CAN be successful. And this podcast shares other "Rudy Stories" that we all need to hear to keep us dreaming for all the opportunities that are there if we just believe and not quit. Looking forward to hearing other stories....

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