Cornerstone of America

Cornerstone of America

Cornerstone of America brings you the stories of the individuals that form the bedrock of this country, Entrepreneurs, small business owners, current and former military, stories of seeking out hardship and overcoming adversity and more!

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September 13, 2022 63 mins

To say Vaughn is a man of many talents with many interests would be an understatement.   I met Vaughn this past weekend out a men's event I hosted with Scott Rammage from the Brotherhood of Fatherhood.   
We talked fellowship, mentorship, vulnerability, failure, BJJ, family and so much more.   Enjoy!

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My guest today is Mike Woods.  Mike is one of the top Tattoo artists in the nation and he recently moved to the Flathead Valley.  Splitting time between his well established shop in Houston, TX and establishing himself here in Montana has been one of many new challenges we discussed on the podcast.   


Mike is also a bow hunter and spent years practicing Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu.  Having gone so far as to train in Thaila...

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March 2, 2022 72 mins

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist, is the two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. Robb has functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism (BioMed Central) and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency Program. He serves on the board of directors/advisers for SpecialtyHealth Inc., the Chickasaw Nation’s “Unconquered L...

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February 22, 2022 77 mins

Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast Gym International, owner of multiple SBG facilities, and a black belt with over 20 years in BJJ.  

Daniel Di Stefano co-owns SBG Whitefish with Travis.  

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December 24, 2021 53 mins

I am Joined by WSJ best selling authors, Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson.

From their website http://www.andrews-wilson.com/

 

https://twitter.com/BAndrewsJWilson

 

Brian Andrews is a US Navy veteran and nuclear engineer who served as an officer on a fast-attack submarine in the Pacific. He is a Park Leadership Fellow, has a master’s degree in business from Cornell, and holds a psychology degree from Vanderbilt. He is a husband, father,...

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This week we review listener submitted in-law horror stories!

Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy is the founder of AM Strength.

She is located in Kalispell, Montana, where she homeschools 5 kids. She takes great joy in helping as many people as she can become stronger than they thought possible at any age. She gives feedback with a smile and can talk baked goods, programming, beginner jiu-jitsu, and lifting form with you with...

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We asked our friends/followers about some of the dumbest fights they've had with their significant other!

Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy is the founder of AM Strength.

She is located in Kalispell, Montana, where she homeschools 5 kids. She takes great joy in helping as many people as she can become stronger than they thought possible at any age. She gives feedback with a smile and can talk baked goods, programming, ...

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November 15, 2021 52 mins

In the first of a 7 part series I am co-hosting and releasing with Podcaster Scott Rammage from The Brotherhood of Fatherhood and Stories that Sell podcasts, we dive into the first steps of understanding how to improve your life.  

In this episode, Alex and Scott talk about the necessity of personal transformation and it’s the importance of each individual’s commitment to grow and expand at all levels, that you can be the ...

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Anna Marie & I kick off the first official episode of our new podcast!
The first two episodes will be joint released on this channel and our new Podcast Channel dedicated to this show.


We asked our friends/followers what is one of the dumbest arguments you and your significant other has had?  Some of the responses were hilarious!

Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy is the founder of AM Strength.

She is l...

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September 27, 2021 67 mins

In this episode Anna Marie and I sat down to talk about our kids' Jiu Jitsu competition. 
We talked about the various challenges and joys of parenting children through competition, experiences learned and more.

We also started a new segment on the show:
Things you never thought you would say to your partner when you started dating.
Many laughs ensued! Enjoy!

Anna Marie is a strength coach with S...

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September 19, 2021 131 mins

Chris Sigouin is the co-founder and co-owner of Level Up Health and Fitness https://levelupfitness406.com/ here in Kalispell, MT.  Chris has over 15 years of experience as a massage therapist, physical therapist and personal trainer.  I met Chris at SBG Montana during a BJJ class.  Recently Chris competed in his first MMA fight at 40 years old.  
Hope you enjoy the conversation as much as we did!





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September 14, 2021 57 mins

I sit down with Anna Marie after her first Power Lifting competition in 4 years!

We talked meet prep while balancing everything else a homeschooling mother of 5 who runs a business has to handle as well.  Enjoy!

Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength

A homeschooling teacher/mother of 5 children

White belt in Jiu Jitsu

Strength Ath...

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September 1, 2021 56 mins

Jon Boone is a Black Belt in BJJ and one of my coaches at SBG Kalispell.  We are currently working security for the Cedar Creek Fire base camp in Winthrop, WA  
It's been humbling to see so many people from various agencies and organizations come together for weeks on end to battle these immense fires.  

This is our second tour here and we thought we would sit down and give a run down of what an immense operation ...

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August 23, 2021 75 mins

Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength

A homeschooling teacher/mother of 5 children

White belt in Jiu Jitsu

Strength Athlete

Wife
 
and so much more!

Tune in for our weekly Q&A as she answers questions from the interwebs!

https://www.facebook.com/am.strength.ss/
https://www.instagram.com/am_strength/
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August 9, 2021 65 mins

Tim Cruickshank is the founder and CEO of Bonefrog Coffee & Bonefrog Cellars Company. A Veteran-owned and operated premium, small-batch coffee roastery & premium boutique winery both located in the Pacific Northwest.

From their websites https://bonefrog-coffee.com/ & https://bonefrogcellars.com/
After serving 25 years in the U.S. Navy, I created Bonefrog Coffee  & Bonefrog Cellars as a tribute to the “B...

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August 4, 2021 42 mins

Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength

A homeschooling teacher/mother of 5 children

White belt in Jiu Jitsu

Strength Athlete

Wife
 
and so much more!

Tune in for our weekly Q&A as she answers questions from the interwebs!

https://www.facebook.com/am.strength.ss/
https://www.instagram.com/am_strength/
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July 28, 2021 61 mins

Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength

A homeschooling teacher/mother of 5 children

White belt in Jiu Jitsu

Strength Athlete

Wife
 
and so much more!

Tune in for our weekly Q&A as she answers questions from the interwebs!

https://www.facebook.com/am.strength.ss/
https://www.instagram.com/am_strength/
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July 13, 2021 70 mins

On this episode of our new weekly segment featuring my wife,  Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy, we talked about the difference between injured and hurt/sore, struggling mentally with a diet, when to stay in your lane when offering advice and we recapped our summer so far at SBG and some of our favorite people.
 Enjoy!

Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength

A home...

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July 6, 2021 52 mins

On this episode of our new weekly segment featuring my wife,  Anna Marie Oakes-Joudy, we touch on the image of social media vs reality.  What the 4th of July means to you, and some more training myths busted.  Enjoy!

Anna Marie is a strength coach with Starting Strength, Barbell Logic and her company AM Strength

A homeschooling teacher/mother of 5 children

White belt in Jiu Jitsu

Strength Athlete...

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June 27, 2021 110 mins

John Frankl is a martial artist with a background in several different styles including Karate, Kuk Sool Won, Serrada Eskrima and Thai boxing (Muay Thai). Frankl is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Roberto Maia and a pioneer in bringing the sport of BJJ to South Korea having opened possibly the very first legitimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in the country (in 1999) 

Travis Davison is the VP of Straight Blast ...

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