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66 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Ep. 185 - Ryan Evans - From Prison to Baptism - A Journey of Faith
Ryan Evans started using drugs at a very young age. This led to crime and a life in the criminal justice system. Eventually, Ryan ended up in prison after a fight ended up with a friend passing away. Eventually Ryan, found the Lord, the church and a whole new life.
81 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Ep. 184 - Doug Wright - Legendary Utah Broadcaster
Doug Wright is a Utah native, proud of pioneer roots that go back to the 1840s. He was raised by a devoted single Mother. He spent over forty years as one of the leading voices on KSL Radio and is still the host of The KSL Movie Show. Raised in the Sugarhouse area, Doug began his broadcast career while still in high school. Married for over 30 years to his wife D., they are the parents of three children. Doug shares with us amazing stories of growing up, as well and gives us an insider's look into his amazing broadcasting career.
1 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Sorry! Shawn is out sick this week
Sorry friends. Shawn has a really bad cold. No new episode this week.
52 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
Ep. 183 - Michelle Pearson - Vlogger / YouTube Star
Michelle Pearson is a star YouTube vlogger with tens of thousands of followers around the world. In this episode, we talk about her time growing up in Saudi Arabia, coming back to the US, her love of theater, her mission to Ukraine, her young married life, starting her YouTube channel, being open about mental health challenges, inspiring Moms everywhere and how being a member of the church affects it all. Michelle is open, energetic and so inspiring. You will love this conversation! https://www.youtube.com/c/MichellePearson
78 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Ep. 182 - Mark Pope - BYU Basketball Head Coach
Our guest this week is BYU basketball head coach Mark Pope. We talk about his love of basketball at a young age, getting recruited for college ball, winning a national NCAA title, playing pro ball overseas, returning to the U.S., playing in the NBA, meeting his wife, almost becoming a doctor, how he became a coach and so much more. Mark is an amazing and inspiring man. You will love his story!
53 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Ep. 181 - Ron Burt - Co-founder of Burt Brothers Tire
Ron Burt co-founded the hugely successful Burt Brothers Tire Company and has overseen its growth to thirteen locations along the Wasatch front. In this episode, we talk about his life growing up, how he started the business, lessons learned starting and growing his company, balancing being a husband, father, business owner and member of the church, being a mission president and so much more.
55 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Ep. 180 - Jon Clark - Cartoonist, Composer, All Around Artist
Jon Clark is a very talented artist. He has released several albums including his most recent album, One Guy Choir. He works full time composing music for a popular television network. He is also the artist behind the Honest Jon series of comic strips as well as a very popular series of children's books. Jon is a humble, gifted soul.
53 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Ep 179 - Nan Hunter - Author of DIary Of Howard Hunter, Age 10
Nan Hunter is the daughter in-law of Howard W. Hunter. She always wanted to be an author, but for reasons unknown to her still, she graduated from Brigham Young University in zoology. Nan is the founder of a joyous, child–centered private school where she has inspired teachers and children since 1982. She and her husband, Richard, who have eight married children, reside in the quiet woods of Utah. Her book, chronicling President Hunter's younger years through the eyes of his own journal, was originally written for her family. It revealed so much about greatness and childhood that she had it published to share with all. It is an amazing inside look at the boy who would become the Prophet, President Hunter.
69 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Ep. 178 - Boyd Matheson - KSL Radio Host, Speaker, Political Insider
Boyd Matheson is the host of Inside Sources, weekdays on KSL Radio. Previously, Boyd was the opinion editor and head of strategic reach at the Deseret News. For over 25 years he has worked as a consultant, executive strategist and performance coach with global companies. His political consulting work included speechwriting, crafting communication strategies and providing personal counsel to local and national elected officials. As Chief of Staff for US Senator Mike Lee, he drove a media, communication and policy strategy to build a movement around upward mobility and opportunity for all Americans. Boyd is a brilliant and fascinating man. You will love his story.
55 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Ep. 178 - Wayne Burton - Amazing Musician and Performer
My guest on the show this week is the remarkably talented musician and singer Wayne Burton. We talk about growing up in Canada, finding his love of music, serving a mission in Utah, meeting his wife, becoming a doctor, pursuing music, the music making process, life as a performer during a pandemic and so much more. Wayne is brilliant and yet so humble and down to earth. You will love his story!
55 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Ep. 177 - Dorinda Makanaōnalani Nicholson - Pearl Harbor Child
Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson is known as the Pearl Harbor Child. She tells us the story of her family and their life in Pearl City Hawaii on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack. As a six year old child, she and her family saw the planes and bombs as they rushed off to safety. She recounts the events of that day, her feelings as a child as events unfolded, as well as the role it has played in her life. This is a unique opportunity to hear an eye witness account from this historical day. Her story is fascinating.
31 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Special Episode - Get to know our Social Media Manager Skyler Fleming!
Skyler Fleming is the new Social Media Manager for the Latter Day Lives Podcast. In the special "get to know you" episode, Skyler tells the story of his conversion, his unique experience of his mission, meeting his wife, and his new role with the podcast. Skyler is awesome. We are so blessed to have him on the podcast team!
56 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Ep. 176 - Kelly Loosli - Filmmaker, Animator, Teacher
Kelly Loosli has worked in animation and live action production for the past twenty five years, working on both the artistic and managerial sides of the industries. He began his career as a clay animator for television commercials at the age of 15. While attending Brigham Young University he received a Student Emmy for his clay animated film entitled Nocturnal. Some of his additional work experience includes DreamWorks Feature Animation working on films like Shrek and Spirit, and Buena Vista Motion Pictures, the live action division of Walt Disney. Kelly has spent the last twelve years helping create Brigham Young University’s nationally recognized animation program while teaching animation, storyboarding and screenwriting. Kelly has had amazing life experiences. He is an incredibly talented man with passion for teaching, art, family, and the gospel. He is well loved by friends, colleagues and students. It is easy to see why. You will love this conversation.
75 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Ep. 175 - Maclain Nelson - Writer, Actor, Director
Maclain Nelson is a very talented writer, director and actor. In the episode, we talk about how he came to love theater and film, his time at BYU, his mission, meeting his talented wife and his involvement in films such as The Saratov Approach, Moving McAllistar, Once I Was A Beehive, and his new hit film, Once I Was Engaged. We also talk about his very popular BYUtv show ShowOffs as well as his work directing multiple films for The Hallmark Channel. Maclain is so driven and talented. He is a great example of applying talent and creating success.
55 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Ep. 174 - Richard Culatta - Author of Digital For Good
Richard E. Culatta is the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education. Prior to holding this position, he was the chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island and the director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education. He is the author of the new book Digital for Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World. Richard is brilliant, humble, and has incredible insight.
70 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Ep. 173 - Eric D. Snider - Brilliant Writer, Movie Reviewer, Performer
My guest on the show this week is the incredibly talented writer and performer, Eric D. Snider. In the episode, we discuss finding his love of comedy at a young age, his time at BYU studying journalism, starting the Garrens Comedy Troupe on campus, serving a mission, grappling with being gay as a member of the church, becoming a movie reviewer, living in Portland, leaving the church for a time, his path back, and his new life back in Utah working for the church. Eric is one of the kindest, funniest and most talented people I know. His wit and candor are at once touching and entertaining.
60 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Ep. 172 - Gene Chidester - Faithful Servant And Leader
Gene Chidester has lived a remarkable life of service in the church. In the episode, we talk about his life growing up in Utah, his struggles learning a new language for his mission, meeting his wife and starting a family, becoming a Mission President, his love for those he served, his time as a Seventy in the church and his incredible love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Gene is an amazing man. His passion for service stands as an inspiration for all of us.
58 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Ep. 171 - Catching up with Heidi Tucker - Author of The Secret Keepers
This week we are thrilled to have author and speaker Heidi Tucker back on the show. Heidi has a new book about a Latter Day Saint woman who struggles with Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is a heartbreaking and yet inspiring story that Heidi is the perfect writer to tell. Heidi is so insightful and inspiring. You will be uplifted by this conversation!
60 minutes | May 31, 2021
Ep. 170 - Catching Up With Jason Hewlett
Jason Hewlett is one of the top speakers and entertainers in the country. He is a National Speakers Association Hall of Fame Inductee and has toured the world performing and speaking in front of huge crowds of adoring fans. In this episode, Jason and I reflect on what it was like seeing his full year of bookings disappear over a couple of days due to the pandemic. He then talks about being resourceful, staying positive, learning to be a digital performer, and what the future holds for this legendary artist as we come out of the pandemic. We also talk about his awesome book - The Promise To The One, as well as his work as one of the founders of The Promise Institute. Jason's name has been mentioned more than any other person else by past guests. He is well loved, admired, and respected by everyone who knows him. Just spending time with him, it is easy to see why.
61 minutes | May 24, 2021
Ep. 169 - Mike Pilkey - The Magic of Conversion
My guest on the show this week is professional magician Mike Pilkey. Mike found the church and was baptized while in high school. After getting married at a young age, Mike was on top of the world. Soon though, Mike found himself divorced and wrestling with a pornography addiction. This led to bitterness and ultimately, Mike leaving the church and having his records removed. Realizing what he was missing, Mike began the path back to activity, finding love and marriage along the way. Mike is a humble and inspiring man. His story shows that there is always a path back through Christ.
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