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, and send us a message by clicking the "Contact Us" link.


October 12, 2022 25 mins

Get hungry because we have American Influencer Award winner Food with Soy on today's show!  Soy takes us on her journey through social media and her love of food. We cover everything from Good Morning America to creating a viral video that saved a small business during the pandemic.

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American Influencer Award nominee Chris Equale is on today’s show! Chris shares how his two Pembroke Welsh Corgis (@HammyAndOlivia) are bringing laughter and joy to their millions of followers. Chris also shares how a 911 operator reached out and said the @HammyAndOlivia account saved a life.

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August 19, 2022 77 mins

We're excited to have Joey Sasso from Netflix's The Circle. Joey talks about his time on the show and shares how The Circle propelled him to help and encourage others through social media. We also speak with television producer Lisa Freberg on working with Joey and other Influencers.

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August 12, 2022 16 mins

Christy McGinity shares how Little Women: LA gave her a platform to turn a negative into a positive. Christy also shares how she's speaking around the world about the importance of diversity and the misconceptions of people with disabilities. 

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August 4, 2022 26 mins

American Influencer Real Talk heads to Nashville for a special interview with Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young. We talk about American Idol, Ace's Grammy nomination, their time on Broadway and how social media has evolved for performers everywhere.

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July 25, 2022 14 mins

Lisa Schwartz shares her experience as a content creator, influencer and author. Lisa also talks about the early days of YouTube and her book, "Thirty-Life Crisis: Navigating My Thirties, One Drunk Baby Shower at a Time."

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July 19, 2022 13 mins

Pressley Hosbach shares her experience on Dance Moms, dancing with Justin Bieber, her clothing collaboration and how she hopes to inspire her millions of followers.

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July 11, 2022 20 mins

Jenn Aedo shares how a viral TikTok video changed her life and made her believe in miracles. Jenn also shares how beauty and skincare helped her through postpartum depression.

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June 30, 2022 15 mins

It's time to go shopping with American Influencer Award winner, Nita Danielle. Nita explains how she became a fashion haul expert and used her platform to help others find their self confidence. Nita wants to help women of all shapes and sizes because she believes everyone deserves to feel and look fabulous.

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June 22, 2022 11 mins

We're excited to have Matt Slays on American Influencer Real Talk. Matt shares his incredible journey of becoming an Influencer with his wife, Rebecca Zamolo. He also talks about his new book, The Game Master: Mansion Mystery.

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June 15, 2022 14 mins

We're excited to have American Influencer Award winner for LGBTQIA+, Ve'ondre Mitchell! Ve'ondre shares how she found her authentic voice and used it to reach millions of followers. She also reminds us to be intentional, watch what we say and realize we all want to be loved, valued and appreciated.

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January 26, 2022 12 mins

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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January 12, 2022 14 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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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