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Our country’s problems will never be solved by a bunch of fancy people in nice suits talking big words on CNN and Fox, but by An Army of Normal Folks just deciding “hey, I can help.” Hosted by Coach Bill Courtney from the Oscar-winning Undefeated, this podcast is building the Army and celebrating its extraordinary members. New episodes are released every Tuesday.
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After the loss of his wife, Daron spiraled out of control and into brawls & cocaine. He found redemption in rehab and eventually dedicated his life to helping others write their redemption stories. Today, Bonton Farms is one of the largest urban farms in the country, but produce is far from its most important fruit. Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After the loss of his wife, Daron spiraled out of control and into brawls & cocaine. He found redemption in rehab and eventually dedicated his life to helping others write their redemption stories. Today, Bonton Farms is one of the largest urban farms in the country, but produce is far from its most important fruit. Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Like normal people. So said Coach Bill's daughter... and just wait until you hear his response on the latest Shop Talk. Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Susan knew almost nothing about foster care. And when the blinders came off at 27 years old, her whole life completely changed. She started what is now National Angels, whose 19 chapters have volunteers doing life with 3,000 kids experiencing foster care and their foster parents! Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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For our latest Shop Talk, Coach Bill shares a fascinating perspective about these "ragged kids" coming up.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
And his goal is 1 million kids. But none of this would’ve happened if a high school teacher didn’t make the effort to teach Orrin chess and show him a better path than his gang life.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
And his goal is 1 million kids. But none of this would’ve happened if a high school teacher didn’t make the effort to teach Orrin chess and show him a better path than his gang life.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
At a time when only 38% of Americans are extremely proud of being American, Mike Rowe tells us about the patriotic tour de force that is his new film "Something To Stand For", which is in theaters everywhere. Coach Bill also surprises Mike with the impact that he's had on one of our Army members.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Jim and Melinda brought presents to a low-income family, they felt off and weird that the relationship would stop there. So they kept coming back to their largely immigrant mobile home park and families asked them to help their kids with homework. Today, their accidental nonprofit Path United operates community centers in 7 mobile home parks and serves 600 kids every week!Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When Jim and Melinda brought presents to a low-income family, they felt off and weird that the relationship would stop there. So they kept coming back to their largely immigrant mobile home park and families asked them to help their kids with homework. Today, their accidental nonprofit Path United operates community centers in 7 mobile home parks and serves 600 kids every week!Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For our latest “Shop Talk”, Coach Bill responds to a listener who is interested in working in government and disheartened by our tagline that our country's problems won't be solved by fancy people in DC.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Professor Rhonda has assigned listening to and reflecting on our podcast to over 400 of her college students. And just wait until you hear her story that led to an extraordinary life of purpose.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Professor Rhonda has assigned listening to and reflecting on our podcast to over 400 of her college students. And just wait until you hear her story that led to an extraordinary life of purpose.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our host brings us a special short episode on his difficult and yet redemptive experience with Father’s Day.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For our latest “Shop Talk”, Coach Bill pays tribute to Ole Miss’ former Dean of Students who changed his life and countless others.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Don is on the frontlines of challenging our broken 20th century education system with 21st century innovations. As a teacher, he brought unheard of things like “Genius Time” and “open-source learning” to his classroom. And his latest innovation is the StartedUp Foundation, which has helped Indiana teachers engage over 6,000 students with the most elite entrepreneurship pitch competition!Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Don is on the frontlines of challenging our broken 20th century education system with 21st century innovations. As a teacher, he brought unheard of things like “Genius Time” and “open-source learning” to his classroom. And his latest innovation is the StartedUp Foundation, which has helped Indiana teachers engage over 6,000 students with the most elite entrepreneurship pitch competition!Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
She taught me a whole lot about grace. For our latest “Shop Talk”, Coach Bill pays tribute to his Gram.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Carly has experienced molestation, prostitution, sex trafficking, addiction, loss, homelessness on Skid Row, and almost every trauma that you could imagine. Her escape and recovery have fueled her radical empathy for the least among us, starting with welcoming the homeless gentleman who appeared in her garden one day. Today, Miss Carly's has fed thousands out of her own home, and most importantly their volunteers walk alongside the homeless, helping 200 people achieve full recoveries and life transformation.Support the show: https://www.normalfolks.us/premiumSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Xuka 79

Where is part 2 of the Kagan Coughlin conversation?

Mar 12th
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Jenn Sexten

great story... but please stop interrupting your guests. it's very distracting and frustrating.

Sep 28th
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Aakash Amanat

Wow, this title caught my attention! It's intriguing. I think in a world that often celebrates the extraordinary, we tend to overlook the incredible potential of everyday people coming together. https://citysquares.com/b/cookie-packaging-pros-25404811 An army of normal folks can achieve remarkable things when united by a common cause. I'm eager to read more about this topic and learn how ordinary individuals can make an extraordinary impact. https://find-open.com/brooklyn/cookie-packaging-pros-13912988

Sep 21st
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Rebecca Trono

I LOVED hearing Amy's story. One suggestion: the constant interruptions by the host made it very challenging to listen and keep the thread. I so want to hear inspring stories, the host is lovely, warm and empathetic, but doesn't allow his guest to speak comfortably.

Aug 26th
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Aug 25th
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Aakash Amanat

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Aug 17th
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Vincent Smith

Good for you for staying on schedule at Saint Cloud state. That’s a hard core party college. Been there many many times.

Jun 19th
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Vincent Smith

I understand what he’s saying about not crying. I found my mom (my best friend) dead I. Her home and she had been gone for 5 days. I have not had an easy life but mentally and emotionally it’s the hardest thing I’ve had to work through. She passed away Feb 13th 2021 and I yelled when I found her and was pissed iff but didn’t cry. I felt horrible for a long time because I couldn’t make myself cry. It wasn’t until 18 months later when I found a song that someone dedicated to a loved one that passed away that out of no where it all came out. I’ve never cried like that before in my life and I haven’t cried about it since but holy shit something came out of me and a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I e never felt something like that before. God I miss you momma. You were/are such an amazing women. To this officer stay strong as I know you will. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jun 19th
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Vincent Smith

The heroin epidemic is crushing this country. It’s hitting every community and every walk of life. The new fetty is killing 10s of 1000s and it’s only going to get worse. I’m 5 years clean and thank god for it. I’ve lost 23 people personally and know or know of so so many more. Sorry for your loss.

Jun 19th
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Vincent Smith

It’s hard for me to see both sides sometimes because I have respect for what cops do and know that we need them but at the same time don’t trust the institutions that run them or how they are set up. I’ve been that person that got pulled over barely making it by doing everything in my power to keep my head abi e water and got pulled over on my lunch break with no license and insurance. This was just last week. I thought life as I knew it was over. I don’t have any family in this state because my mom passed away last year and the rest of the fam is 2000 miles away. I’m hanging on by a thread trying to survive and keep a roof over my head like so many people are post Covid dictatorship lockdowns. I was two blocks away and was just honest with the cops. I knew in my heart that I was about to lose everything. The new job, the roof over my head, my dog, car, everything. The cop could tell though that I’m doing everything I can be be good and I even told him I hit 5 years clean 3 weeks ago.

Jun 19th
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Vincent Smith

I wrote that minutes before you started talking about starting a movement. Man I listen to a lot of podcasts but this is for sure one of them that I hope someday I’ve done something great that earns me a spot on yours!

Jun 19th
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Vincent Smith

This is such a great episode. I have been researching how to start a podcast/movement that is based on this same idea. Normal people standing up to everything that’s wrong with this beautiful country and turning it not only into what it use to be but what it can be. So far I think the name is going to be “Indivisible” - (unable to be divided or separated). We are so divided right now and if we could just come together for the better good we could be back on top in every category imaginable again. That doesn’t mean we all have to think the same, far from it. Diversity of thought can and should be our most powerful trait. Thank you for starting this podcast. I’m only on the first episode but I’m loving it.

Jun 19th
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