The Nitty Gritty Show

The Nitty Gritty Show

We get down to the Nitty Gritty with our guests as we explore their unique paths to success.... Show More

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September 20, 2020 53 min

This week Cam and Andrew talk about their own updates. From new businesses to 40 and above hockey leagues, check in and find out what they have been up to. They also discuss recent Nitty Gritty episodes and other timely topics.

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We're joined by two of the Shine Cosmetics creators, Chandler Taylor and Darcey Wilde. Outraged by the hyper-sexualization of women, even in mainstream cosmetics, their mission is to build an uplifting and empowering brand, backed by superior quality cosmetics. They truly live by the motto that "Nobody can create or define your beauty but you."

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Joining us today are kitchen specialist and business savvy sisters Heather Smith and Candace Heward. The Orson Gygi Company was founded in 1945 by their great-grandfather, Orson H. Gygi. Even when faced with tragedy in 1998 when an arson burned down their building, the company strategically rose from the ashes, further strengthening the family legacy.

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From when she was 8 years old, Kristin Hodson knew her calling was in social work. Today she improves and heals lives through teaching healthy sexuality as a certified sex therapist. Listen to her message and be empowered in your relationships.

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Joining us today are Natalie Madsen and Stacey Harkey, two of the founding members of JK Studios, the online media company bringing us hilarious, family-friendly comedic content. Known for getting their start with BYUtv's Studio C, Natalie and Stacey share their stories of finding the industry and how they hope to influence people for the better along their path.

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The hilarious Cydni Beer joins us this week to share her story. From her small town beginnings in Arizona to why she took to social media with her humor, she shares it all. She's a freelance content creator and humorist converting her life experiences into highly consumable comedy, 140 characters at a time.

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August 9, 2020 96 min

Dale Murphy joins us to talk about his storied career beginning with the Atlanta Braves, complete with the struggles, turning points, and the many influential people contributing to his success over his 19 year MLB career and beyond. His lessons are impactful for all, sports fan or not.

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This week we sit down with professional soccer star Ashley Hatch. From playing for BYU, the USA National team, and NWSL Washington Spirit, her journey alongside her husband and agent, Jeff Van Buren, is a shining example of hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

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July 26, 2020 90 min

This week we sit down with Brooke Eliason, better known as Female Foodie. Getting her start in West Yellowstone, Montana, Brooke has made a name for herself creating a bank of restaurant reviews with her team of unbiased foodies. Listen in to hear the story of her long, slow build of turning a passion for food into a business with a national following.

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Charlie Bird is known as BYU's most viral Cosmo the Cougar, as well as later publicly coming out as being gay. Author of the new book, Without the Mask, Charlie Bird sits down with us to share his inspiring story of coming to terms with his sexual orientation and what that meant for his faith. His mission now is to "spark healing, bridge gaps of understanding and inspire hope."

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Days after his narrow victory in Utah's Republican primary election, Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox sits down with us to tell his story. From a farm town in central Utah to a clear path to the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City, Lt. Gov. Cox aims his campaigning and governing in a spirit of understanding and positivity.

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Brian Hawkins, owner of Tiny House Movement, found himself at the forefront of a cultural shift to tiny homes. From custom builds on wheels and manufacturing container homes, to innovations in financing and functioning as the hub of the tiny home social media presence, Brian does it all. Listen in to hear his amazing story of how it all happened.

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Frank Jackson is a rising star in the NBA, currently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. He joins us to share the details of his adversity-riddled journey, from growing up in Utah, playing basketball for Lone Peak High School, de-committing from BYU to be recruited by Duke, and then making it to the NBA.

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This week's guest, Isaac Asiata, was a star offensive lineman for the University of Utah, was drafted to the NFL, and made the hard choice to leave football to eventually become a Police Officer for the City of Provo, Utah. His is a unique perspective of being a person of color, now putting his life on the line every day to protect the people of Provo. Listen in and learn as he contributes to today's conversations on race a...

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This week we join the conversation on racism in our country. Special guests Melaina Peterson, Yahosh Bonner, and Tim Drisdom share their shocking experiences and perspectives. Please listen. This is an incredibly important issue and we all need to open our eyes and mouths and take a stand for what is right.

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Emily Nelson joins us to share her love of physical and mental wellness, and she tells the innovative story behind her company HIGH Fitness. The fitness program is taking the country by storm, especially as she's been able to reach new audiences on exposure brought by Covid-19.

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This week we sit down with Courtney and John Brown, the owners of the businesses Cents of Style and Be Fulfilled. They are an endless font of wisdom as they've navigated starting multiple businesses, shifting careers, having unique parenting opportunities, and fortifying their own marriage relationship along the way. Listen in and be inspired to be better.

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May 24, 2020 72 min

This week we celebrate our first year of episodes, a major milestone for the Nitty Gritty Show. We talk about our favorite impact moments as well as all the fantastic relationships that we've developed in the process. Most of all, we appreciate your support that makes all of this worth doing. Please spread the word and help us make it an incredible year two! Thank you!

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This week we finally sit down with the amazing Perk Energy co-founder, Gary Brown, A.K.A. Mr. Perk. He gets into the details of the many forms of creative ventures he's undertaken over the years, most recently culminating in quitting his day job and joining his wife, Rena Doman, full time at Perk Energy. Episode 13 is Rena's side of the story.

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Jeanette and Matt Bennett join us to discuss their platform for building and strengthening the community in Utah Valley. Their passion for journalism lives on as they have found a way to stay successful in their craft, amid the constant digital threat to print media. Theirs is a story of innovation, passion, and grit.

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