Hope Radio Podcast

Hope Radio Podcast

The Hope Radio Podcast is dedicated to fostering hope in others through stories, profiles and interviews of people that have overcome adversity in their lives. HOPE is the belief that your future can be brighter and better than your current circumstances would indicate. Sometimes your greatest obstacle can be the biggest blessing in disguise of your life. Listen to these stories and let them be a spark of HOPE to encourage, uplift and inspire you to press on and accept the thought that the best of your life is yet to come!

Episodes

June 20, 2022 49 mins
#117 If you get a chance to speak with Bonnie Hardie, you are immediately struck by how happy and positive she is about her life and her coaching business of helping other people rise. She is well spoken, intelligent and charismatic with her charm and outlook on life. The last thing that would come to your mind is that she is currently homeless sleeping on a concrete bench in central Florida. During todays riveting episode of the...
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#116 No Food. No Water. She could not believe that she was in a mental hospital when all that she had done was ask for help. In that moment, she felt completely hopeless and close to giving up. We have all been there before. You know, when life seems to throw you an ever increasing volume of challenges and adversity and you feel like you can't even catch your breath. Jenny Powers was in the midst of this type of season when...
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#115 As far back as she could remember, Courtney Hansen will tell you that she didn't have any support at home from her family. Her mother was a narcissist more concerned with herself than anyone else and her father was emotionally and physically abusive. To say that she never had good role models is an understatement. It is not hard to understand how she ended up drinking alcohol to cope with life. Her downward spiral culminat...
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#114 Beate Chalette is a force to be reckoned with in life. As an 8 time disaster survivor she has been through all of the following: riots, fires, floods, earthquake, death, 9/11, a lawsuit, a tsunami and now a global pandemic. Beate Chalette is a Growth Architect and founder of The Women's Code. Her story is the story of resilience. She is a woman who just would not give up! Her story culminates from a single mom immigrant w...
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#113 Callie Brown will be the first person to tell you that she has had a challenging life. Growing up in poverty, she was looking for any way out that she could find to create and life a better life. She ended up marrying the first guy that she felt could help her rise out of her circumstances. He ended up moving her out of the country and essentially holding her hostage in their tiny apartment by locking the door each day fro...
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#112 Shane Charles is no stranger to adversity. He has been through an incredible amount of challenge and turmoil in his life. The biggest challenge that he has faced is dealing with his narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is defined as a chronic sleep disorder that causes overwhelming daytime drowsiness. The cause of narcolepsy isn't well understood but may involve genetic factors and abnormal signaling in the brain. Imagine being at scho...
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#111 Kicked, Beaten and Abused - Kayla Hodges turned pain into PURPOSE and AMBITION! by Shawn and Jennifer Davis
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#110 Samantha Foster has lived in fear and torment for most of her life at the hands of abusive men. It first began when she was 3 years old living with a what she calls a "narcissistic sociopath" step-father. He sexually abused, raped and tortured her mother. He tortured, abused and molested her and her siblings. He would hang her and her family members up by their hands and arms on the back porch and then proceed to whip and b...
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#109 After going through a 7 year long divorce, Deanna Freeman was relieved that her kids had a male figure in their lives to help them navigate their teenage years. He was always willing to help and spent a lot of time pouring into her son and daughter. What was actually happening is that her brother-in-law was grooming her kids for taking drugs and ultimately the molestation of her 13 year old daughter. In this riveting and po...
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#108 Jason Breska will be the first person to admit that he grew up in a very rough environment. He grew up in unimaginable poverty often roaming the streets of Brooklyn as a young boy. As he tells it, you either became part of a gang or you found a way out through sports. Jason's first choice was to get involved with sports. In his neighborhood there was a place called Shorefront that had a gymnasium where the local kids all ...
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#107 Jeff Culley was standing about 800 feet above the middle fork of the American River. He was on the Foresthill Bridge. He couldn't believe how at peace he was with the moment. All he had to do was let go and in about 9 seconds, every ounce of pain and remorse that he was feeling would be gone. The Foresthill Bridge is the tallest bridge in California. It is the third tallest bridge in the United States. It also has the ...
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#106 The Hope Radio Podcast was started to give hope to the hopeless. Our original thought was that if we could bring people on to share their life stories of overcoming significant challenges or adversity, those stories would be a lamp post of HOPE for others. Our HOPE was that people would listen and then think...if Jane Smith was able to make it through what she went through...maybe I can make it through what I am dealing wit...
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#105 Sometimes the smallest most inconsequential decisions we make have life changing consequences! Dr. Amanda Eller had just planned to do a quick trail run in Maui’s Makawao Forest Reserve like she had done many times in her past. She left her phone, keys and water with her vehicle and took off into the jungle trails fully expecting to be back shortly. Life had other plans for Amanda that day. That run on May 8th, 2019...cha...
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#105 Sometimes the smallest most inconsequential decisions we make have life changing consequences! Dr. Amanda Eller had just planned to do a quick trail run in Maui’s Makawao Forest Reserve like she had done many times in her past. She left her phone, keys and water with her vehicle and took off into the jungle trails fully expecting to be back shortly. Life had other plans for Amanda that day. That run on May 8th, 2019...cha...
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Rhett Seevers was born on February 7, 1997. His proud parents, Beth and Randy Seevers brought home their bundle of joy to join their family of four. At four months, they were devastated by the news that their little boy had severe cerebral palsy and would face a life full of challenges. They dove in headfirst and learned all they could about his disabilities. On March 13, 2004, after 7 years of full-time care, love, and devotion, R...
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#103 Imagine living and working in multiple different countries all alone! No family. No support network. Imagine not fully understanding the culture or the language AT ALL!! How would you feel? How do you make friends and set up a support system? Tamara Von Dohren is a person that embraces change. She enjoys the challenges of figuring out how to do life in a country that is not her own. She will be the first to tell yo...
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#102 The Seed of Hope Foundation was initially started by Jacqueline Barnes but has since been entrusted in the caring hands of her daughter, Gwendolyn Young. The foundation was created to empower young women to fulfill their God given gifts and talents. There are too many young women in situations where they feel alone and isolated with little hope of rising above their present circumstances. Gwendolyn and Jacqualine want to m...
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#101 Cindy Buchanon describes the feeling in an alarming context...she literally felt like she was dying. They started in her teens and they hit her like a freight train out of nowhere! At first, the panic attacks were fairly infrequent but then they became more and more frequent to the point where she did not want to leave her house. Then, DEPRESSION got hold of her and almost made her life unbearable. She wondered if this was...
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#100 Hazel Ross is a woman on a mission to help pastors in need. Who encourages the encouragers? Hazel does! Hazel founded True Hope Counseling to come alongside pastors throughout the country that need help through professional counseling. Pastors are the front lines of emotional support for their congregations but they often find themselves spent and in need of support themselves. This is where Hazel has felt lead by God to l...
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#99 Phil Holland was in his early 20's when he had a job delivering pizza's in Philadelphia. It wasn't even his turn to deliver that night but a fellow employee didn't care to do a delivery so close to closing so Phil decided he would take it. The order came it at 10:45PM and the pizza business closed at 11PM. Phil made the delivery and he had just gotten into his car when his life changed forever. Phil had no idea that polic...
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