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CIA: The Contagious Influencers of America Podcast. Meet the Gamechangers, the Influencers and those who are not afraid to show up with a shovel if that's what it takes to move a mountain. Go inside the minds of true American trailblazers who are making a difference by sharing their stories of personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, defeating fear, fighting addiction, and rejecting failure. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams with introduction by author, speaker and life coach to the stars, Tim Storey. Produced by Contagious Audio Networks.

CIA: The Contagious Influencers of America Podcast. Meet the Gamechangers, the Influencers and those who are not afraid to show up with a shovel if that's what it takes to move a mountain. Go inside the minds of true American trailblazers who are making a difference by sharing their stories of personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, defeating fear, fighting addiction, and rejecting failure. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams with introduction by author, speaker and life coach to the stars, Tim Storey. Produced by Contagious Audio Networks.
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CIA: The Contagious Influencers of America Podcast. Meet the Gamechangers, the Influencers and those who are not afraid to show up with a shovel if that's what it takes to move a mountain. Go inside the minds of true American trailblazers who are making a difference by sharing their stories of personal triumph, overcoming obstacles, defeating fear, fighting addiction, and rejecting failure. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams with introduction by author, speaker and life coach to the stars, Tim Storey. Produced by Contagious Audio Networks.

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#31: KATHIE LEE GIFFORD isn't taking it easy just yet! She shares her new music, new movie and new life right here!

4/18/2019
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Since her departure from NBC's "TODAY," 3-time Emmy winner Kathie Lee Gifford isn't letting any grass grow under her feet! She's spent decades bringing people joy on TV weekday mornings and through her countless philanthropic endeavors, but now she's taking time to fulfill some personal dreams. She shares with us about the new song she co-wrote with Nicole C. Mullen and her directorial debut of the film "The God Who Sees" filmed in the The Holy Land. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams...

Duration:01:01:53

#30: CHRISSY METZ and producer DEVON FRANKLIN reveal personal stories on their way to making the new movie BREAKTHROUGH

4/11/2019
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Combine a real-life miracle story with a Hollywood star and what do you have? The new movie "Breakthrough!" NBC’s THIS IS US actress Chrissy Metz and inspiring film producer, DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven, Heaven is For Real) join us in an exclusive interview about their upcoming film BREAKTHROUGH, the story of one mother's fierce love and faith when confronted with impossible odds. Chrissy shares personal stories of pursuing her dreams even with less than a dollar to her name! Devon...

Duration:00:40:53

#29: RABBI JASON SOBEL reveals ancient wisdom that unlocks the connection to a deeper faith

4/5/2019
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Have you ever felt bored with the Bible? Maybe there's more to the same stories you've heard over and over. Enter Rabbi Jason Sobel! He co-wrote the NYT best-selling book, "The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi" with Kathie Lee Gifford and is a thought leader, spiritual guide, and a Jewish follower of Yeshua (Jesus). Jason unlocks life-changing scriptural truths that restore the lost connection between ancient Jewish wisdom and the New Testament giving hope to people around the globe. Hosted by...

Duration:01:00:05

#28: ELISABETH HASSELBECK reveals how her trials and triumphs helped shape her point of view

3/29/2019
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From "Survivor" to "The View" to "Fox and Friends," Emmy Award–winning talk show host and former broadcaster Elisabeth Hasselbeck didn't know she was destined to become a household name. She reflects on living her life in the public eye and going from hired to fired to retired to inspired. Plus an inside look at her what keeps her marriage to former NFL quarterback, Tim Hasselbeck strong! She shares her personal trials and triumphs and how seeing things through the lens of her faith has...

Duration:01:05:28

#27: Actress ASHLEY BRATCHER and producer DARYL LEFEVER talk about their upcoming film UNPLANNED and the true story of Abby Johnson's journey that turned her world around

3/21/2019
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Has the direction of your life ever made an about-face? Abby Johnson can relate and has shared her true life story in the new movie "Unplanned." Abby was the youngest clinic director in Planned Parenthood history and through times of trial and overcoming obstacles, Abby finds herself transformed, becoming a pro-life activist. Find out what changed as we sit down with Award-winning actress Ashley Bratcher (90 Minutes in Heaven, War Room, Badge of Faith) and movie producer Daryl Lefever who...

Duration:00:52:08

#26: "WHEN CALLS THE HEART" Executive Producer and Co-Creator BRIAN BIRD

3/14/2019
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​Lights. Camera. TAKE action! CIA welcomes to the scene, Brian Bird, 30-year veteran of the Hollywood film and ​television business, executive producer and co-creator of the hit Hallmark TV series “When Calls the Heart”​ (​starring an ensemble cast including Erin Krakow, Martin Cummings, Lori Loughlin, Jack Wagner and others.) Brian Bird joins ​us to explain the power behind redemptive story telling, the positive impact it has on humanity​, including the future of the series and the...

Duration:00:40:11

#25: AMERICAN IDOL alumni get personal, speaking about their careers, faith and overcoming obstacles

3/7/2019
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We’re CIA…and THIS is American Idol! What happens when the spotlight fades and you gotta make it on your own? It gets brighter! Join us as we welcome prior American Idol Finalists’ Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Jasmine Murray, Colton Dixon and Scott MacIntyre! These five superstars each elaborate on their journeys with music, life opportunities and overcoming obstacles. Listen to discover more about the people who continue to achieve their dreams as they replace fear with faith. From “try, try, try...

Duration:00:56:20

#24: TIM TEBOW talks family, football, filmmaking and fun with brother Robby Tebow

2/28/2019
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Ever wonder why some get to have all the talent and all the fun? Just ask Tim Tebow and his brother Robby as they talk more than just football! Tim reveals how he has coped with heartache and lives with passion. Robby shares about growing up Tebow and their childhood pranks. Tim was awarded our Contagious Influencer Award in Hollywood for his Night to Shine events celebrating those with special needs while on the red carpet for the first film they co-produced, "Run The Race." Hosted by...

Duration:00:29:45

​​#23: Movieguide Founder DR. TED BAEHR reveals how he left his wild lifestyle behind to becoming the film critic families trust most​

2/22/2019
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In his early years, Ted Baehr ​was on an indulgent path to self destruction. He grew up wanting for nothing because his parents were showbiz royalty. After years of wild partying, experimenting with drugs and a series of broken relationships, it all seemed like par for the course. That all changed radically when he encountered the living God. Listen as Dr. Baehr reveals how he left his past behind and emerge​d​ ​to discover an abundant life and true love. Dr. Baehr is the founder of...

Duration:00:40:49

#22: Dollar General's Cal Turner, Jr - the family business that became a Fortune 500 Company

2/7/2019
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What does it take to become a millionaire? First, you gotta know your customer. That is something that Cal Turner, Jr.'s father and grandfather believed was a top priority when they first opened for business in 1939. Fast forward to today and now Dollar General, the retail store that Americans know and love, is a thriving Fortune 500 Company opening in new locations each year while other retails are closing their doors. What is the secret to their success? Learn about the principles of...

Duration:01:14:19

#21: ANDY STANLEY - How do we make faith irresistible again?

1/28/2019
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Why do millions watch his show after Saturday Night Live and regularly listen to his podcasts? Why do over 33,000 people in Atlanta attend his church each week with thousands more around the globe? Why is he one of the most popular non-fiction authors and top 10 most influential pastors in the country today? Hear communicator and author Andy Stanley talk to CIA about cultural transformation and making our faith irresistible. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams & TV personality Victoria...

Duration:01:03:41

#20 - The Genius behind the YouVersion Bible App: Bobby Gruenewald and Life.Church's Craig Groeschel

1/17/2019
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Imagine one small idea engaging millions of people across the globe. Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the YouVersion Bible App is guest Bobby Gruenewald. He is the brains behind the most downloaded Bible App which has been installed on more than 350 million devices worldwide! He is part of the team at LifeChurch, pastored by Craig Groeschel and known for their innovative use of technology. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams & life coach to the stars Tim Storey. Photos courtesy...

Duration:00:41:40

#19 WINK MARTINDALE - Stories from an iconic TV and radio career and the night Elvis mania began

1/10/2019
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Wink Martindale's legendary status as radio and TV host has taken him through many of the biggest phases of pop culture and he reveals his personal stories with Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Ed Sullivan and more. Hear from the iconic host of "Tic-Tac-Dough" and how the simplicity of a TV game show has power when applied to other areas of life. His influence has had a stunning ripple effect in Hollywood and beyond and his wife Sandy has been his anchor through the years. Hosted by 9-time Emmy...

Duration:01:00:36

#18: AMY GRANT - A very special BONUS CHRISTMAS Episode

12/20/2018
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Did you know the "Queen of Christian Pop" is also the "Queen of Christmas?" Join us for a very special BONUS episode with Amy Grant just in time for the holidays! She shares about the recent passing of her father and tenderly remembering him at the holidays to making sweet new memories with loved ones all around. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams. Photo courtesy AmyGrant.com

Duration:00:12:10

#17: AMY GRANT and LAUREN DAIGLE share powerful secrets about life, love and the beauty of music

12/20/2018
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The "Queen of Christian Pop" AMY GRANT is so transparent you'll want to kick back, lean in and listen as she talks about life, love, overcoming obstacles and her blended family with Vince Gill like never before. She even gets choked up so bring tissues! Plus we went back into our 2016 archives and are releasing never heard before moments when Amy meets rising star Lauren Daigle for the first time. Amy mentors a young Lauren on navigating her prophetic success. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner...

Duration:00:51:29

#16: TobyMac talks attitude, diversity, beliefs, songwriting, family and what it takes for this 7x Grammy® winner to stay relevant

11/21/2018
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TobyMac has sold more than 5 million records and won countless awards over his storied career, but it's never been about any of that for him. His candid interview reveals how he processes each day as a believer, husband, father, artist and songwriter and how he challenges himself to keep it real and tackle the elements of life on and offstage. This multi-platinum selling artist holds nothing back. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams and TV personality Victoria Robinson in for Tim Storey....

Duration:00:50:42

#15: Rising country group SWEET TEA TRIO doesn't sugar coat real life and shares tears and laughter from the heart

11/1/2018
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Sweet Tea Trio can light up a room with their beautiful harmonies, but it's their authenticity that makes these young ladies contagious influencers. Alabama natives Victoria Camp, Savannah Coker and Kate Falcon didn't have a clue that posting a video of them singing an original song on YouTube would land them a management deal with Kid Rock or opening for legendary bands like Bon Jovi. They share their hearts and stories with host 9-time Emmy winner, David Sams and TV personality Victoria...

Duration:00:55:10

#14: SARAH DREW talks about family and life from "Grey's Anatomy" to her new movie "Indivisible"

10/17/2018
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Sarah Drew may be best known for portraying Dr. April Kepner in ABC's Award-Winning "Grey's Anatomy," but it's been a long journey of hard work, sweat and tears that began at an early age. She talks about motherhood, marriage and how the struggle is real. Hear how she handled her departure from Grey's to how she came to star and executive produce the new film, "Indivisible" based on a true story and in theaters 10/26. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams and life coach to the stars Tim...

Duration:01:09:51

#13: UNBROKEN - PATH TO REDEMPTION, A true story of overcoming defeat and finding hope

10/15/2018
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Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini survived the unimaginable but when the war ended, his battle began. Picking up where the first blockbuster film left off, stars Samuel Hunt and Merritt Patterson, producer Matt Baer along with Rev. Billy Graham's grandson, Will Graham share just how extraordinary Louis' life was as he battled his demons and found love, forgiveness and amazing grace. Hosted by 9-time Emmy winner David Sams and life coach to the stars Tim Storey. Photo courtesy...

Duration:00:45:46

#12: CHONDA PIERCE, Comedy's Queen of Clean Spills the Dirt

9/10/2018
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Best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce has not only outsold any other female comedian when it comes to DVDs, but she has done so by laughing about her pain, heartbreak and insecurities...all with her signature southern charm. Chonda opens up about life after losing her husband who was battling alcoholism, dating after 50 and her days as a preacher's kid. She laughs up a storm and opens up about overcoming regrets in hopes to inspire others who may be hitting points of darkness and depression in...

Duration:01:05:57