This podcast is about you. Our goal is to inspire you to change the world around you for the positive. Each episode, we’ll bring you guests that are changing the world around them via ministry and outreach. We’ll speak about how they did it, what they’re doing, issues they have to deal with and overcome, and how you can get involved. These people are everyday people. There was nothing special or extraordinary about them. They were misfits. Now they are heroes. Hope you enjoy the show.
James Franchise is the lead singer of This Surrender, a Christian Lifecore metal band from New York, NY. He has gained notoriety on TikTok as the metal worship leader, performing covers of modern worship songs and hymns with a hard rock theme. His band This Surrender is releasing their first full length album in March of 2021, and planning shows across the country later this year. We discuss the meaning and intent behind his music, the impact his songs have had on Christians and non-believers, and why metal needs Christ.
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Ashley Henriott is an author, social media influencer, and a mom of 4 wonderful kids.
She is also host of the Motherhood Unfiltered podcast about moms, parenting and the imperfect situations that arise in mom life.
We discuss parenting your children during a pandemic, imperfection in a perfect social media world, and how creating tiktok videos has brought her family closer together.
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Quincy Carr is a standup comedian and television personality from Virginia Beach, VA. He is the host of the Quality Comedy Series, a laugh-out-loud clean stand up comedy show, as well as an on-air personality for Mainstreet Living and Living 757, a nationally televised morning show. We speak about what it takes to be an entertainer in 2021, Free speech and cancel culture, and why the world needs clean comedy now more than ever. Quincy can be found online at www.quincycarr.com
In this episode, Chris details where the podcast has been, where the podcast is at, and where the podcast is going in the future. We discuss our successes and failures, the goals we have met, and the next accomplishments we want to strive for.
Jeff Thompson is the lead outfitter for the Outer Banks chapter of Cross Trail Outfitters.
Cross trail outfitters is a sportsman’s group whose goal is to lead the next generation to Christ through the outdoors.
We speak about what CTO does, the misconceptions around hunting and fishing, how a sportsman’s lifestyle affects a child’s mindset, and how social media is changing the way kids interact with the outdoors.
Cross Trail Outfitters can be found online at www.teamcto.org
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Delia D’Ambra is the creator and host of the true crime podcast, Counter Clock, which focuses on two murders that occurred on the outer banks of North Carolina over twenty years ago. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Delia has been a news correspondent in Fort Myers, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia, and she recently started an additional podcast, Park Predators, which revolves around crimes committed in our national parks. We discuss the cases of Counter Clock, police interactions in 2020, and how podcasting can make real world changes in people’s lives. Counter clock can be found at www.counterclockpodcast.com
OBX Room in the Inn is an organization that helps the homeless population on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Tracy Ryder is the president of OBX Room in the Inn, and she directly helps people in need. We discuss homelessness, tent cities, and what you can do to help the homeless this holiday season. They can be found online at www.obxroomintheinn.org
In this episode, Austin and Chris discuss the concept of identity. Austin speaks about his comic book character, Lizzy Voxel, and the guys talk about how identity plays a major role in how we perceive ourselves and others.
Skylor Bryant is the owner of Audacious You, an apparel company that offers products designed to inspire conversations about Christ. The company has recently released a product collection devoted to ending human trafficking, in which all product proceeds go directly to the organization Operation Underground Railroad, which fights for and rehabilitates victims of human trafficking. We discuss human trafficking signs, motherhood, and why Christians need to have hard conversations. Her website is www.audaciousyouLLC.com and operation Underground Railroad can be found at www.ourrescue.org
Maureen Swindell is a local artist with Candle & Mirror Creative based out of Manteo, North Carolina. She has a local ministry called The Art of Play that helps people destress and decompress for their mental health while creating and enjoying art. She is also a mother of two children, and a blast to speak to. We discuss mental health, dealing with the issues that have arisen in 2020, and how art can help clear your headspace.
In this episode, Austin and Chris discuss the features and qualities that make a hero a hero. We speak about Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Deadpool, Anti-Heroes, Villains, and what would happen if Christopher Nolan directed a Klondike Bar commercial.
Jonny Waters, AKA the flipflop cowboy, is a popular musician from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He has been playing with his band, Jonny Waters & Co., for over nine years. He is also a veteran of the Iraq war, a social studies teacher, and a great conversationalist. We speak about his time in the army, his interactions as a teacher and interactions with kids, and he even plays one of his favorite songs, "Caroline". The band recently released their latest live album in May 2020, and the latest single "Natural Beauty" is available to download now.