Truth Talks Podcast

Truth Talks Podcast

Truth Talks is a weekly podcast that chronicles the inspirational stories of struggle, sacrifice, and success of real people. Hosted by Dr. Mitch Harlan, and produced by Producer Chad, listen in each Thursday as they brings these incredible stories to life!

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June 24, 2021 52 min

Jairek Robbins is not just a decorated performance coach and motivational speaker, Congressional Gold Medal Award recipient, best-selling author, or founder of Performance Coach University, he is a humanitarian. 

His philosophy is simple – LEARN IT, LIVE IT, GIVE IT.  “Learn what it takes to be successful. Live it in your own life. Then, give to others to help them do the same.” Now, this might sound like a catchy motivational coach...

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Dr Mitch has been documenting real life stories for decades and there is one person who has helped him record these amazing stories. 

Jackie Gallow is a certified stenographer and has sat in as people have told their stories of struggle, sacrifice and success. 

This week, she sits down with Dr Mitch to discuss the power that these stories have had on them and how one in particular helped her get through her own hard times. 

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June 10, 2021 23 min

Simone Denny has had the music career most people could only dream about. A multi award-winning singer/songwriter who has performed in front of sold-out arenas. But her rise to the top was anything but easy. 

During her Tedx Talk, she discussed the power of the word ‘No’. She was told NO by everyone for different reasons. But her tenacity and passion for music pushed her forward and she began to be noticed by Canadian music lovers a...

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Books have been used to document everything from history to some of our greatest fictional stories. Even though we are seeing more and more aspects of life turn to the digital world, books remain an important fact of life. 

When Andrea Albright set out to publish her first book, she found that the ‘old school’ way of publishing a book was tough at best for new, unknown authors. Rather than give up on her dreams of publishing a book,...

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May 28, 2021 45 min

We’ve all heard of ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’, well Diana Wentworth might just be ‘The Most Interesting Woman in the World’! 

From dating Elvis to co-authoring part of the ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ book series along with her own New York Times Best Sellers, Diana has done it all!

This week she sits down with Dr. Mitch to tell her story and the wisdom she now passes on to those who are willing to listen. 

 

#Elvis #BeverlyHIlls...

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Eliot ‘Fire’ Marshall is a former MMA and UFC Light Heavyweight fighter with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Marshall posted a 10-4 professional career record, but it wasn’t his opponents in the octagon that were his hardest fights, it was a demon living inside of him that would prove to be the hardest. 

For years Eliot suffered from severe anxiety, and it wasn’t until a fight during UFC 128 that he would come to realize how po...

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May 13, 2021 45 min

Joe Tabbanella is one of the funniest and most entertaining guests we have ever had on Truth Talks, and this week, Joe is back! 

Dr Mitch sits down with hypnotherapist; Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) expert; and all-around funny guy Joe Tabbanella to dive further into how he is using his touted Tabb Technique to help heal those suffering from trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental and emotional issues.

 This episode is fun...

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The Tour de France has long been considered the most elite and prestigious cycling event in the world. The course is a grueling 2,300 mile (3,500 km) race that spans over 23 days. The race is tough even for elite riders and nearly impossible for amateur cyclists. 

In 2009, David Rogers had a dream of completing the full Tour course as an amateur cyclist. As David and his small team prepared for their epic adventure, David soon reali...

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects over 62 million people globally and that number could actually be much higher as more and more science and awareness campaigns are launched. On our second episode, we had featured Mindy Harlan (wife of host Dr Mitch) to discuss her firsthand account of raising a child, her son Eric, who has ASD.?

Eric is now a 20-year-old man, and a world-class percussionist with the famed Blue Knights Percussi...

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Since the dawn of time, sex has been at the center of humankind. Sex has been celebrated in art and culture and it has been oppressed and vilified in faith. But one thing never seems to change, and that is the desire that humans have for pleasure and intimacy.  

Eva Clay is a renowned sexologist and psychotherapist with extensive training and experience in sex and relationships. Some might even say she is a modern day ‘Dr Ruth’.  

Sh...

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April 15, 2021 58 min

Lt Col Damon Friedman is a decorated special forces combat veteran who served multiple tours in Afghanistan. He has been awarded three Bronze Stars (including one with Valor) along with the Spirit of Hope Award for his work with veterans. But his story of fight and survival began long before he ever stepped foot onto the battlefield. 

Growing up on the streets of Los Angeles, Damon and his twin brother Ray, were raised by a single m...

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When Larry Leith decided to open a new restaurant, he had no knowledge of the restaurant business or even being a chef. He also had no idea that his idea would spawn an entirely new type of dinning experience, ‘fast-casual’. 

Larry’s vision was to open a Japanese inspired dining experience that was healthy, and with a fun atmosphere that was somewhere between casual dining and fast food. Nothing like it existed, and everyone thought...

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April 1, 2021 23 min

On March 22, 2021, Boulder Colorado was brought to it's knees when news broke about a shooting that had occurred inside of a grocery store. Law enforcement officers from all over responded to the scene where 10 people lost their lives. 

This story hit close to home for our Truth Talks team as Producer Chad personally knows many of the officers who responded that day. As a veteran and former law enforcement officer himself, he br...

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On Saturday June 6, 2020, Stephen Rowe told his son Iain, “I Love You” as he left to go to his moms for the weekend. That night, his phone rang and the voice on the other end delivered the news no parent wants to hear, “your son is missing”. 

Lake Michigan can be an incredibly violent body of water, and that night was no exception. As Stephen arrived at Holland State Park he was met by members of the Search and Rescue team, Police, ...

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Dr. Richard Harris is a Medical Doctor, Pharmacist, and Metabolic Health Expert. He is also the host of the ‘Strive for Great Health Podcast’. 

Without doubt, the current pandemic has changed our culture and the world. Everything we do has been impacted and even modern medicine as we know it has changed. And as the world prepares for the widespread distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 signaling a possible return to ‘normal’, th...

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March 4, 2021 30 min

Monica Manley grew up in rural Alabama, and from an early age learned the importance of hard work and independence. But she also had an adventurous side, and immediately after graduating high school started traveling the world, ending up in Paris, France where she would find inspiration for her next adventure. 

On the flight home, she wrote out her business plan. As soon as the plane touched down, she went to work building her dream...

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February 25, 2021 43 min

Growing up, Dan Possley did not dream of being a doctor or a renowned Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, he dreamed of riding in the Tour de France. He even moved to Belgium for three years to train. But the reality was he wasn’t going to be a Tour de France competitor, so he moved back to Chicago to attend grad school but there was one problem, his grades. 

After convincing the school to give him a shot, he held good on his promise and comp...

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February 18, 2021 53 min

Randy ‘Longshot’ Clark proudly served his country as a Crew Chief in the U.S. Marine Corps including multiple tours overseas. But no military training could prepare him for the war he would find himself fighting after his military service. Drugs and alcohol took over his life, and he soon found himself unemployed, homeless and depressed. His chances of turning his life around were a longshot. 

After hitting his own rock bottom, Rand...

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February 11, 2021 38 min

Growing up in Garland, Texas, Keith Mitchell idolized the Dallas Cowboys and dreamed of playing in the NFL. Keith had an outstanding career at Texas A&M as part of their star-studded defense known as “The Wrecking Crew”. As one the NCAA leaders for quarterback sacks and tackles, his dreams of playing in the NFL were becoming real. 

As the 1997 NFL Draft approached, Keith was sure he would be selected, but as the rounds passed hi...

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February 4, 2021 48 min

Isaiah Chavous is the current Student President at the University of Colorado. But how he got there is a true story of inspiration, determination and perseverance. Isaiah was raised by his single mother. While she was working to complete her degree at the University of Colorado, she would hide a young Isaiah under her desk during class. It was here that Isaiah learned the value of education, and more importantly, if you are determi...

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