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Untold Miracles Podcast - Motivational Conversations with Celebrities and Inspirational Kids
19 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Ep. 110 Chris Pratt Conversation
Chris Pratt is an actor, comedian and multiple award winner who is impacting millions of lives through his movies and charitable endeavors. Listen to this episode and learn: How Chris got into acting and advice he has for aspiring actors. His favorite movie to film and his favorite actors to work with. Who made him laugh the most on Park and Recreation and how he was able to shoot lines without laughing. Why it’s important to Chris to visit and support children’s hospitals. About his son’s premature birth and how young kids going through health challenges inspire him.
21 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Ep. 109 Jennifer Garner Conversation
Jennifer Garner is an American actress, Golden-Globe winner, mother of three and activist. Listen to this episode and learn: When Jennifer started acting and her favorite movie role How Jennifer spent her time in quarantine What movie Jennifer wants to make and her favorite movie The high and low points in Jennifer’s career What is the biggest miracles in Jennifer’s life Why Jennifer loves to support children’s hospitals
28 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Ep. 108 Matthew McConaughey Conversation
Matthew McConaughey is an actor, producer, Oscar Award winner, New York Times Best Selling author, father and founder of the just keep living foundation. Listen to this episode and learn: When Matthew started acting and his favorite movie role How gratitude gives Matthew more to be thankful for Who Matthew’s role model is and how he strives to be his best self About a life experience where he had to be brave and advice for those going through challenges Why Matthew loves to give back and how he started writing
28 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Ep. 107 Teri Nestel Conversation
Teri Nestel is the President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals During her more than 30-year tenure, Nestel led corporate and development fundraising initiatives, doubling revenue for children’s hospitals between 1994 and 2004. Most recently, Nestel served as chief administrative officer, leading strategic and annual planning, information services, finance and accounting, human resources and legal and compliance. Listen to this episode and learn: How the passing of Teri’s friends’ child inspired Teri to get involved with fundraising and changed course of her career How Teri started working with CMN Hospitals in 1989 and her career journey with the organization. About the challenges Teri has faced being a woman in leadership About the advice she would give young girls who aspire to be future CEO’s About the most memorable moment of Teri’s career with CMN Hospitals About the biggest impact John Lauck made in Teri’s life About Teri’s vision for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and what gives her hope during this challenging time
31 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Ep. 106 Kevin Love Conversation
Kevin Love is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is an NBA Champion, a 5-time NBA All-Star, an Olympic Gold Medalist and a mental health advocate. Listen to this episode and learn: How Kevin’s father, who played in the NBA, inspired Kevin’s dream to play professional basketball. How Kevin found the courage to publicly share his mental health challenges. Why Kevin was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award and how he was impacted by super fan, Mason. What tools Kevin uses on a daily basis to manage his anxiety and depression. Why Kevin created the Kevin Love Fund and how it is promoting mental health and helping people improve their physical and emotional well-being. The biggest loss in Kevin’s life and what he learned from it. Which game was the most memorable for Kevin in his career.
14 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Ep. 105 Jordin Sparks Conversation
Jordin Sparks is a singer, songwriter, actress, Grammy-nominee, BET Award winner, American Award Music winner, and Broadway star. She won the 6th season of American Idol in 2007 and become the youngest person to win the show. Listen to this episode and learn: How Jordin became the youngest winner in American Idol history. What Jordin’s childhood dreams were and how her life changed as a teenager. How Jordin overcame setbacks to learn perseverance and self-love. About the best moments in Jordin’s career including an unexpected surprise at the Kentucky Derby. Why Jordin is passionate about children’s hospitals and her personal connection to the cause.
20 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Ep. 104 Misty Copeland Conversation
Misty Copeland is a New York Times bestselling author, spokesmodel, and ballerina who became the first ever African-American female principal dancer for the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Listen to this episode and learn: What Misty’s childhood passions were and what it felt like to be in a ballet studio for the first time. How Misty overcame barriers and relied on her support system to become a professional dancer. How Misty found the courage to be a trailblazer and role model for other dancers of color. Why Misty is so committed to philanthropy and supporting the arts. What Misty’s favorite role to play is and which one is the most challenging. How Misty ended up dancing point on Prince’s piano in Madison Square Garden.
36 minutes | May 26, 2020
Ep. 103 Danielle Fishel Conversation
Danielle Fishel is the beloved star of the 90s sitcom Boy Meets World, and successful model, director, and author. Listen to this episode and learn: How Danielle’s childhood dreams became a reality and what she learned about herself from the characters she played. About the accomplishments Danielle is most proud of, including going to college later in life to finish her degree. About the miracles Danielle and her family experienced during her son’s health journey and time in the hospital. Why Danielle believes it is so important to live in the moment. Who Danielle looks up to most in the entertainment industry.
31 minutes | May 12, 2020
Ep. 102 Amy Poehler Conversation
Amy Poehler is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents with credits including that of actress, writer, executive producer, and comedian. Amy is a Golden Globe winner, consecutive six-time Emmy nominee, and a New York Times bestselling author. Listen to this episode and learn: About the things that inspire Amy and why she gives back to children’s hospitals. What life is like during the pandemic for Amy and also for patients in hospitals for treatment. What Amy’s childhood dreams were and how she started in comedy. How cancer patient Lauren was diagnosed the same year as her mother. How Amy and patient Lauren both handle life’s unexpected twists and turns.
20 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Ep. 101 Tony Hawk Episode
Tony Hawk is a sports legend, professional skate boarder, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose foundation has given away over $10 million to under-privileged communities across the country. Listen to this episode and learn: What prompted Tony to start skating and how he handled being knocked down. Why Tony focuses on helping youth find a community and a safe space to be themselves. About Tony’s personal mindset during competitions. What it was like for Tony to be in a video game and reach new audiences. What Tony feels most passionate about now.
41 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Ep. 100 Robin Roberts Conversation
Robin Roberts is longest-tenured anchor on Good Morning America and former ESPN sportscaster and athlete. She is a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Listen to this episode and learn: How Robin’s childhood dreams developed over time and how her parents inspired her from a young age. Why Robin believes that people are stronger than they think. How Robin overcame two major health battles and how she found joy in the journey. Who Robin admires most and her dream interview. About the most memorable moments in Robin’s life, including an inspiring true story of reuniting a family after the earthquake in Haiti.
38 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Ep. 99 Ray Allen Conversation
Ray Allen is a basketball legend, known as one of the hardest working and highest achieving players in NBA history. Ray is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, two-time NBA champion, king of the three-pointer, 10-time All-Star, Olympic gold medalist, entrepreneur, and author. Listen to this episode and learn: How growing up in a military family prepared Ray to be adaptable. What Ray learned from his tough high school experience in South Carolina and how it motivated him to overcome adversity. How Ray and his wife advocated for a blood test for their son to save his life. What it felt like for Ray to win multiple NBA championships. What life motto Ray lives by and why he believes preparation is a building block of a successful life.
18 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
Ep. 98 David Archuleta Conversation
David Archuleta is a singer, songwriter, author, and runner-up on the 7th season of American Idol, where he captured America’s heart with his soulful voice and big heart. Listen to this episode and learn: How David decided to audition for American Idol and how he found successes even without the victory. Why David’s faith is so important to him. Who the most memorable person David has met is and why he is inspired by them. What inspired David’s childhood dreams of singing and how he got his early start in a restaurant.
32 minutes | Mar 17, 2020
Ep. 97 Bobby Bones Conversation
Bobby Bones is a legendary on-air personality, philanthropist, two-time New York Times bestselling author, stand-up comedian, Dancing with the Stars champion, and CMA award winner. He is the host of the Country Top 30 Countdown, a mentor on American Idol, and a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame. He also hosts the number one country morning show, The Bobby Bones Show. Listen to this episode and learn: How Bobby fulfilled his childhood dream of being on the radio. What Bobby’s personal mission is with his platform. About the best moments in Bobby’s life and why he is dedicated to helping others. How Bobby took on the challenge of competing on Dancing with the Stars. How Bobby has overcome failures and setbacks to chase his dreams.
19 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
Ep. 96 Meg Donnelly Conversation
Meg Donnelly is a musician and actress, who currently stars in the hit show, American Housewife on ABC and plays Addison in Zombies and Zombies 2. Meg has been performing and sharing her talents since she was a little girl and has a very big heart for giving back. Listen to this episode and learn: How Meg’s love of performing began at a young age. Which famous artist Meg would love to perform a duet with. What sacrifices were required of Meg as a childhood star. About the miracles Meg wants to create in the world.
14 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Ep. 95 Mark Wahlberg Conversation
Mark Wahlberg is an actor, producer, businessman, model, rapper, singer, songwriter, Academy Award nominee, and a philanthropist who is impacting millions of lives. Listen to this episode and learn: · How Mark made the transition from musician to actor and why he feels he found his calling. · What Mark does to give back to the kids treated at Beaumont Children’s Hospital and how they inspire him. · How Mark stays disciplined during his movie shoots. · What Mark’s life motto is and what he is most proud of in his life. · What the biggest miracle is in Mark’s life.
34 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Ep. 94 John Lauck Tribute
Today we honor the life and legacy of president and CEO of CMN Hospitals, John Lauck. His tragic passing is a loss felt deeply by the countless people he inspired throughout his life of dedicated service. During his nine-year tenure at CMN Hospitals, John was a champion for the millions of sick and injured kids across North America and worked tirelessly to help kids life happier and healthier lives.
26 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Ep. 93 Noah Schnacky Conversation
Noah Schnacky is a country singer, songwriter, and recording artist. He is making waves in country music and gives back to charities along the way. Listen to this episode and learn: About the first song Noah ever wrote for his middle school crush. Why Noah feels he has a purpose to help other people see their worth and feel valued. What Noah did to surprise a young fan 1500 miles away on Christmas Day. About Noah’s love of music and to hear him perform live in Seacrest Studios. How Noah’s cousin who battled health issues inspires him every day.
22 minutes | Jan 14, 2020
Ep. 92 Eric Paslay Conversation
Eric Paslay is a platinum-selling country singer, songwriter, and two-time Grammy-nominee who has written five number one hits. Listen to this episode and learn: What it was like for Eric to grow up with Type 1 diabetes and how it influenced his music. About the biggest life-lesson Eric has learned from being a parent. Where Eric’s dream venue to perform is and what he’s most excited about this year. About Eric’s first song that he wrote for a high school crush. What Eric’s childhood dreams were and how he got into country music.
37 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Ep. 91 Best of 2019
As we approach our 100th episode and the start of a new decade, we are thrilled to share more miracles, more inspiration, and more insights. In this very special episode, we take a look back on all of the best moments from our 2019 season – the moments that made us tear up, burst out laughing, and feel inspired to create miracles. Listen to this episode and learn: About the top moments and stories from each celebrity guest from the 2019 season. How Rainn Wilson found inspiration in his early career to power through hardship. What it felt like for Shawn Johnson to stand on the Olympic podium. What life lessons Howie Mandel has learned from comedy. Why Adam DeVine was kicked off his first ever movie set. How Zachary Levi went from suicide to superhero.
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