American Influencer Real Talk

American Influencer Real Talk

AIA American Influencer Association™ presents American Influencer Real Talk podcast! AIA Real Talk is a weekly podcast featuring your favorite influencers in beauty, fitness, fashion and lifestyle, giving you the behind the scenes stories you don't want to miss! Along the way influencers discuss how they got started, the struggle, the triumphs, and their outlook on the ever-changing industry. Our host Josh Skinner flawlessly uncovers the inspirational stories of each influencer and is sure to bring you never before heard... REAL TALK! If you are an influencer and would like to be on our show, please DM us on instagram @aiarealtalkpodcast or go to our website, AmericanInfluencerAssociation.com and send us a message by clicking the "Contact Us" link.

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January 26, 2022 12 min

Beauty expert and content creator Samuel Ray discusses the highs, lows and misconceptions of the beauty industry. You will be inspired as Samuel shares his journey to become bold, beautiful and fabulous!

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Paytons.Makeup shares her extraordinary journey from her first viral video to being featured in Vogue Magazine! Payton also shares how she's using her platform and makeup to inspire her millions of followers.

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December 27, 2021 43 min

Have you heard of the term Givefluencer? It's when Influencers giveback to their community. Project Pop Drop's John Snyder and Niki Shadrow Snyder share how they're using social media to change lives and help end homelessness!

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November 30, 2021 23 min

Kimberley Locke kicks off the holidays with a special edition of American Influencer Real Talk! Kimberley has had eight Top 20 singles, five #1 dance singles and is the only artist to have a #1 holiday single on the Billboard charts 3 years in a row. Grab your hot chocolate and feel the holiday spirit!

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November 15, 2021 39 min

American Influencer Award winner HankandHenry shares his extraordinary journey from working at Target to creating HankandHenry Beauty, which focuses on artistry and compassion. HankandHenry also shares the touching story of how his Grandmother inspired him to believe he could do anything.

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October 28, 2021 19 min

American Influencer Award nominee Carrie Esser (@makeupmadhouse) shares her experience as a finalist on Snapchat's Fake Up and how she's using her platforms to inspire creativity and beauty.

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October 7, 2021 31 min

Salon Republic’s Eric Taylor shares the incredible journey of being instrumental during the pandemic by initiating the reopening of salons in California. Eric also shares how Salon Republic is creating a unique way for beauty professionals to be showcased.

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September 23, 2021 25 min

Award-winning Choreographer and Director Chase Benz shares how he went from living in a small town to working with Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Backstreet Boys and more. Chase's journey will encourage you to work hard and follow your dreams!

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American Influencer Award nominee @ethanisupreme was a passionate, driven, artistic and successful teen entrepreneur. Ethan inspired others to be their authentic self through social media and art. Join us as we remember Ethanisupreme with a special interview with Ethan's father, Gerald Peters.

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August 23, 2021 19 min

Teen makeup artist and entrepreneur Zach Dishinger shares how he created Formula Z Cosmetics to make a difference in the beauty industry. Zach believes makeup should be all-inclusive, empowering and a form of self-expression for everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or race. Zach and Formula Z Cosmetics have partnered with The Trevor Project and The Phluid Project to educate, inspire and help people around the wor...

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August 17, 2021 26 min

American Influencer Award nominee Ryan Weeden shares how experiencing September 11th in New York City changed his life and shifted his professional career to a hairstylist and entrepreneur.  

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August 9, 2021 47 min

We have an American Influencer Real Talk exclusive with Kevin Wu and Leanne Simmons of Free Britney L.A! Kevin and Leanne explain Britney Spears conservatorship and why they got involved. We also send Josh and GloZell to Downtown Los Angeles to report live during Britney’s bombshell courthouse call.

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March 24, 2021 20 min

Danielle Maltby shares her experience on the hit television shows, "The Bachelor and "Bachelor in Paradise." Danielle also talks about her inspirational medical career and her hit podcast, "The WoMed."

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March 9, 2021 17 min

Singer and Songwriter Ryan Edgar shares his journey from America's Got Talent to writing songs for the hit television show, Empire. Ryan also gives us an exclusive on his new single, "Somebody Testify"

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February 25, 2021 46 min

Perez Hilton has a candid conversation about being the Original Influencer! You will be inspired by Perez's personal and professional journey. Perez also chats about his juicy new book and his incredible story of meeting Jennifer Aniston!

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February 9, 2021 23 min

Julia Dantas (Hulu's Glam Masters) shares how a life-threatening illness changed her life and prepared her for the beauty industry. We also have a special surprise for Julia from Glam Masters judges Kandee Johnson and Mario Dedivanovic and you don't want to miss it!

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January 21, 2021 10 min

Clark Beckham shares his incredible journey from being the first runner-up on American Idol to writing his new album. Clark will inspire you to follow your dreams!



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January 14, 2021 20 min

Popstar Lance Bass has a candid conversation about the early days in *NSYNC, coming out publicly and the journey of starting a family with his husband. 

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January 7, 2021 23 min

Celebrity Nail Artist and American Influencer Award nominee Chaun Legend shares his journey from Philadelphia to Hollywood and how social media was a game changer in his career. Chaun also shares some of his nail secrets! 

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December 17, 2020 25 min

American Influencer Award nominee Alannized shares the incredible story of his brother being detained by immigration and how it changed his family forever.

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