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Every week on the Peculiar People Podcast, we highlight one of the rising generation of achievers who are influencing LDS culture whether they are Mormon or not. These are often people you have heard of, but perhaps never heard from. The Peculiar People Podcast covers everything from society and cultural stereotypes to literature, movies, relationships and everything in between, never taking itself too seriously. Introduce yourself to the Peculiar People with all of their talents and flaws - they happen to be just like you.

Every week on the Peculiar People Podcast, we highlight one of the rising generation of achievers who are influencing LDS culture whether they are Mormon or not. These are often people you have heard of, but perhaps never heard from. The Peculiar People Podcast covers everything from society and cultural stereotypes to literature, movies, relationships and everything in between, never taking itself too seriously. Introduce yourself to the Peculiar People with all of their talents and flaws - they happen to be just like you.
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Every week on the Peculiar People Podcast, we highlight one of the rising generation of achievers who are influencing LDS culture whether they are Mormon or not. These are often people you have heard of, but perhaps never heard from. The Peculiar People Podcast covers everything from society and cultural stereotypes to literature, movies, relationships and everything in between, never taking itself too seriously. Introduce yourself to the Peculiar People with all of their talents and flaws - they happen to be just like you.

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Episodes

Episode 41: "I have CF; CF doesn't have me" - Mandie Sherman

9/24/2018
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Mandie Sherman was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant, and has outlived her initial life expectancy by 11 years. While conquering her disease, she has inspired others struggling with CF by running competitive track in high school and college, getting married and having a child (a feat that is so rare doctors do not even recommend their patience make the attempt) and starting the popular blog shermanarmy.com, which documents her day-to-day as a wife, mother, sibling and “souldier”...

Duration:01:20:42

Episode 40: Zach Cordell - The Mormon Nutritionist

9/11/2018
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Zach Cordell is a registered dietitian nutritionist with experience in one-on-one nutrition counseling, presenting to employee wellness efforts, and teaching as a college professor. He recently started a podcast called T he Mormon Nutritionist Podcast which relates gospel principles to food, health and science. Zach earned his bachelor's degree in human nutrition from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, his Masters of community nutrition from the University of Massachusetts, and...

Duration:01:09:19

Episode 39: Beating PORNOGRAPHY addiction for good with Bob Gardner - Liberateaman.com

8/20/2018
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Bob Gardner is a husband, father of 6 kids, Kung Fu practitioner and personal coach. In 2017 he founded Liberateaman.com, a website dedicated to "Taking men from the pit of addiction to the heights of freedom by building a life that simply works on every possible level." On this episode of the podcast.

Duration:01:04:10

Episode 38: Kortni Niccoli - Founder of @kortnijeane

7/28/2018
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Kortni Niccoli is a young entrepreneur who started the Swimwear brand Kortni Jeane . Established in 2014, Kortni launched Kortni Jeane in hopes of bringing you swimmers that represent your personality without having to pay for a custom suit. Kortni wanted to create a swimmer that every person, no matter their body type, feels comfortable and. confident in, and it all started with a sewing machine and a dream. Today, Kortni Jeane is a global brand selling to thousands of Women, Kids and Men...

Duration:00:59:41

Episode 37: The meaning of ENDURANCE with Brittany Fisher Frank

7/8/2018
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Brittany Frank was living the dream as a spirited 21 year old cross country runner at Utah State University when a tragic repelling accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. In the 6 years since her accident, Brittany has chosen to share her story of resilience and finding joy in her circumstance, while at the same time getting married, working full time, becoming a dog mom and then a human mom to a very cute 8 month old son named Will. On this episode of the podcast..

Duration:01:06:43

Peculiar Histories: "The Girl with the Blue Tattoo"

6/20/2018
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Olive Oatman was a 13 year old Mormon pioneer heading west when a group of Yavapai Indians ambushed her group, killed her family and took her and her sister as slaves. She was eventually traded to a tribe of Mohave, where she was thought of as family. They gave her a face tattoo and raised her as one of their own. On today's Peculiar Histories episode…

Duration:00:46:41

Episode 35: Ryan Ogden - Revive Humanity

6/13/2018
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Ryan Ogden is from Richfield, Utah and is the Executive Director of Revive Humanity. He graduated from Utah Valley University with a communication degree and loves to do just that, COMMUNICATE. Either in Tagalog, Spanish, or English he loves to interact and be with people. After a two year mission for his Church in the Philippines he founded and became the Executive Director of Philippine Improvement Group (This is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that leads the way to improvement by...

Duration:00:55:43

Episode 34: Kimmi Wernli - Crazy Richard's PB

5/24/2018
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Kimmi Wernli is the President and owner of Crazy Richard's Peanut Butter Co., who's peanut related products range from Peanut butter to almond butter to cashew butter and much more. As a second-generation business owner of Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter, Kimmi is a leader in the peanut industry and a successful woman entrepreneur. She is a mom of four who values the importance of feeding children and families foods in their natural form. She values her faith above all else and instills those...

Duration:01:08:21

Episode 33: Michael S Sorensen

5/17/2018
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Michael S Sorensen is a marketing executive by day and a best-selling author and personal-development junkie by night. Michael's award winning book, I Hear You, was published in 2017 and is consistently the #1 selling book in multiple categories. Michael is from Provo, Utah and has spent years studying effective communication skills including that of Validation, which his book is based upon. Michael is also an optimist who believes that opportunities for growth, success, and happiness are...

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 32: BREEA + CODY @tellthebirds

5/7/2018
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Breea and Cody Bringham are newlyweds, influencers, entrepreneurs and most importantly filmmakers! They describe their films as small snippets of life's most important moments. Their films are all set to incredible soundtracks and utilize slow motion. Breea and Cody have also started vlogging on YouTube where they have documented their story as well as the trials of their engagement, renovating a house together, their many travels and even a film about Cody getting a haircut! Through these...

Duration:01:08:03

Episode 31: Andy Proctor @morehappylife

4/24/2018
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Andy Proctor is a Blogger, Academic and Positive Psychology activist. For the past few years, Andy has dedicated his life to the study of Happiness and the never ending pursuit we all have to live happy lives. Throughout his journey, he has spent time seeking out the experts in this field, attaining a deep understanding of the science behind the theories, putting them into practice in his own life and sharing his learnings with the world. Andy's Blog, Morehappylife provides people with...

Duration:01:04:19

Episode 30: Heidi Tucker - Award Winning Author/Speaker

4/12/2018
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Heidi Tucker is an author, speaker, wife, mother and grandmother from Phoenix, Arizona. Heidi won a 2018 Illumination Award for her new release Servie’s Song. She also won a similar award for her first inspirational book Finding Hope in the Journey in 2017. Her passion for writing and speaking about light and hope has inspired thousands. Heidi is known as a great storyteller who believes that every story not only teaches a gospel principle, but can make you feel it. She has inspired many to...

Duration:00:52:19

Episode 29: Morgan Jones - Journalist/Blogger/web producer for DeseretNews.com

4/5/2018
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Morgan Jones is a journalist, blogger and editor who began writing for DeseretNews.com as an intern in 2014. She has since published more than 350 stories. Jones is a passionate storyteller and loves having the opportunity to share stories that deserve to be told. a North Carolina Native, Jones attended BYU, graduating with a degree in Public Relations in 2012. After a short career in Public Relations, Morgan transitioned into a career in Journalism (which is her passion) after responding to...

Duration:01:20:46

Episode 28: Alex Balinski - Lifey.org

3/27/2018
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Alex Balinski is an Entrepreneur from Provo Utah who's directory of missionary preparation interviews and life stories have been viewed millions of times by users all over the world. His website allows a user to record a "Lifey" - essentially a life story via selfie - and upload to lifey.org where it can be used to offer advice on subjects pertinent to an individuals life experience. Alex is currently working on a Lifey app which will allow users to crowd source answers to common life...

Duration:00:40:04

Episode 27: Kirby Heyborne

3/21/2018
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Kirby Heyborne is an American actor, musician, singer-songwriter, narrator and comedian. He is known for his work in The Three Stooges and LDS films. Heyborne has also worked extensively as an audiobook narrator. He lives and works in Southern California with his wife and 3 children where he is acting, doing improv, narrating audiobooks and serving multiple callings in his local LDS community. On this episode, Nate and Kirby chat about his humble beginnings at battle of the bands, meeting...

Duration:01:15:35

Peculiar Histories: The story of John Koyle and the "Dream Mine"

3/13/2018
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In our second foray into Peculiar Histories, host Elliot Morris tells us the story of John Koyle and The Relief Mining Company. A resident of Utah County, Utah in the late 1800's, John Koyle had a dream, a dream that he believed would provide the means to ensure financial stability of the LDS church well into the 20th century and beyond. Over 100 years later, the Relief Mining Company and the "Dream Mine" is still a subject that inspires fascination, mystery and plenty of controversy...

Duration:00:24:32

Episode 25: Jay and Brad - The Next Step Podcast

3/6/2018
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Brad and Jay are Southern California Natives who are passionate about their families, the church, surfing, and the 12 Steps of Change known as the ARP Program. They co-host a podcast, The Next Step Podcast which they started in 2016, that discusses the LDS Churches ARP program and the joys of recovery and sobriety. They focus their discussion on weekly news and each week focus on 1 of the 12 steps to recovery found on arp.lds.org.

Duration:01:28:13

Episode 24: Michelle Gifford - The Women With Fire

2/27/2018
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Michelle Gifford is a podcast host, entrepreneur and full time wife/mother. her podcast, The Women With Fire, features LDS women of influence and focuses on sharing advice on how to utilize the spiritual to inspire people to launch careers or go after their dreams. The goal of The Women with Fire is to build "A nation of warrior women who feel guided by the Divine to build empires of truth at home, in business, and abroad."

Duration:01:08:58

Episode 23: Inspirational Artists - @dan.wilson.art @the.mormon.artist @sandrarastart and @lulatimore

2/19/2018
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It's a creative round table episode featuring members of the Inspirational Art Association, an organization designed to promote the creation of uplifting, spiritually oriented works of art in all types of media. Jason Woodward and Gavin Johnson sit down with artists Dan Wilson, Shaun Anderson and Sandra Rast to learn about what inspires their art, with the help of Mark and Cindy Latimore who are the president and show director, respectively.

Duration:01:15:56

Episode 22: Brooke Eliason - @femalefoodie

2/13/2018
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Brooke Eliason (pronounced “e-listen”), is a 20 something native of Salt Lake City who was raised in a "blogger family" (her mom and sister also have successful blogs), where her mother taught her the love of all things food and photography. She started Female Foodie in 2010 while she was living in the little touristy town of West Yellowstone, Montana (population 1,321) and decided to document her experiences trying every single restaurant in town. After leaving West Yellowstone, she...

Duration:01:08:55