Welcome to the Simons Says Podcast, where we explore a range of fascinating topics that impact our lives, hosted by David Simons. From the latest current events and thought-provoking personal stories to tips for health and wellbeing, we cover it all.
Episode #13 — Greg Holder, Lead Pastor at The Crossing Church
Eight people gather in a St. Louis home in 1989 to talk about doing church a little differently. Decades later thousands call this church home, including thousands more who watch online around the world. How does that even happen? Dave introduces us to the man behind much of the church’s growth and its impact in underserved areas across the globe. Just don’t credit him for the church’s impact. He will point to the heavens and give credit where it’s due.
Episode #12 — Military Veterans Jay Humphrey and Chad West
Imagine telling your wife that there’s a good chance you’ll be coming home in a body bag. That was “the talk” that Jay Humphrey and Chad West had with their wives as they headed to places like Afghanistan and Iraq. In this Simons Simons episode, the military veterans discuss everything from what it’s like to survive boot camp, to the "band of brothers” mindset, to politics and wokeism in the military.
Episode #11 — Dave’s own mother! Karen Hall Simons Finkelston Gummersbach
”I love you.” Three words that Dave’s mom has never spoken in her 80 years. Not to her three kids. Not to her three husbands. In a compelling, and at times painful, conversation, Dave has a heart-to-heart talk with his own mother about a number of life events that shaped her. A sexual assault that produced a child (and that would be Dave himself), a 45-year affliction with rheumatoid arthritis, losing a teenage sister in a train/car collision, a lack of religious faith, and an inability to get close to anyone. Difficult to watch at times, uplifting at others.
Episode #10 — Jennifer McDaniel, Registered Dietician Nutritionist
We all know how difficult, even complicated, it can be to maintain a healthy diet in today’s fast-paced world. In this Simons Says episode, author and licensed nutritionist Jennifer McDaniel tackles issues ranging from obesity drugs to fad diets to superfoods. A must-see for anyone who takes their nutritional health seriously, and that should be all of us!
Jennifer's Website - www.mcdanielnutrition.com
Jennifer's Podcast - www.mcdanielnutrition.com/podcast
Episode #9 - Jim Bowen, Chairman and CEO of First Trust Portfolios
First Trust Portfolios is one of the largest providers of exchange traded funds (ETF’s) in the world, and yet many investors have never heard of the privately held company. That’s not a mistake. It’s intentional! Dave interviews Jim Bowen, the outspoken CEO and Chairman of First Trust, a man who’s not afraid to mix it up politically and who admits he’s an “acquired taste."
Episode #8 - JJ Meyer, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dave goes public for the first time with an affliction he battled for more than 30 years. This will not only be an eye-opener for those who personally know Dave, but hopefully this episode will serve as a tool to help others who may be suffering from the same issues.
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Listened to the second podcast with Frank O Pinion. Great interview and good to hear Frank’s voice. Listened to Frank from the very first day on the St. Louis airwaves until the very last. Enjoyed the interaction of you two and now going back to listen to your first podcast.
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I’ve just listened to the first podcast and it was one of the best interviews that I’ve heard. I’m going to make sure that I find the time for this podcast.