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127 – Just Enough : Survive Like a 5-Year-Old

Have you ever been tired from all the work you have to do? Dean and Mitchell share a story about how God will provide the energy we need if we’ll just learn to lean on Him for it. Then, in a story that dovetails perfectly with the first story, shares how we should approach all that we do, including running/walking.

126 – Calling It Quits : You Had To Be There

Is quitting a bad thing? It can be a terrible thing, but it can also be just what you need. Dean and Mitchell discuss a story about quitting. Then Dean shares a story about how being there is so much better.

125 – You’re the Fittest Fat Person I Know : God Goes One Better

Sometimes we try and try, and we seem stuck. Dean and Mitchell share a story about persistence and delivery in this week’s story. Then Dean shares a story from a track meet where God shows off.

124 – When the Music Stops : We Are What We Repeatedly Do

What happens when the technology you depend on stops working? Maybe God is trying to tell you something? Dean and Mitchell discuss that topic and they discuss habits and repetition, applying it to both running/walking and our spiritual lives.

123 – The Hills : Run a New Direction

hat topic in addition to trivia and many other things. Then Dean shares a way to make things fresh and new from time to time.

122 – Eden Morris On Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of a runner’s life. Well, okay, it is important for everyone! Eden Morris is back discussing fueling strategies while running. Dean and Mitchell are still there to talk about a few other things as well, including the crazy story of Mo Farah.

121 – The Other Seed : Following Directions

There are different types of seeds. Dean and Mitchell share another Rhonda Williams story about how we should focus on the right ones. Then Dean shares a life lesson from the 6th grade about following directions

120 – A is for Apple : Quit Beating the Water

Dean and Mitchell use some facts and quotes about apples to talk about how complex running and spirituality can be. Then Dean shares a harrowing, if not embarrassing,  experience while training for a triathlon.

119 – Negative or Positive? : Shields Up!

Being positive about your running and/or your walk with Christ is not easy sometimes, but it is a choice. Dean and Mitchell discuss how to do it. Then Dean uses a Star Trek reference to talk about keeping ourselves from harm – physically, mentally, and spiritually.

118 – Second Chances : The 4% Investment

Have you ever been given a second chance? Dean and Mitchell share a story about second chances and how integral they are to everything we do, including our walk with Christ as well as our running lives. Then Dean breaks our fitness down into some interesting numbers in Dean’s Thoughts.

117 – Oh, How I Dread It : Occam’s Razor

Have you ever dreaded anything? Of course! We all have. Dean and Mitchell share a story about dread that contrasts our dreaded situations with Jesus’ dread of going to the cross. You don’t want to miss it. Then Dean talks about why simplicity is better in Occam’s Razor.

116 – The Joy of a Mulligan : Drawing Flies

Is there anything more satisfying than getting a do-over? Dean and Mitchell talk about the power of a second chance. Then Dean shares how he thinks pesky flies can actually help us to be better runners. Who knew?

115 – Overcoming Lies : The Gravity of the Situation

Dean is joined by Run for God cheerleader Angie Hawkins this week as they discuss why going against the resistance is important to all we do in Dean’s Thoughts. Before that they talk about overcoming the lies and doubts that the evil one places in our heads.

114 – But I Don’t Want To : Prepare To Limp

Has God ever pricked your heart to do something that makes no sense? Dean and Mitchell share a story about a sandwich, a run, and a warm heart. Then Dean talks about how behaviors become ingrained in our brains.

113 – It Sounded Like a Good Idea 3 Months Ago : What is Ferritin and why should I be concerned?

All runners have had a change of attitude in the middle of a race, but how do you handle it? Mitchell and Dean discuss how humor can change everything. Then they discuss Ferritin: What is it and should you be concerned about it?

112 – Restoration : Old Keys Won’t Open New Doors

Can running or the Run for God 5K Challenge restore your marriage? Find out in this episode. Then Dean shares his thoughts on how we need to look at our new non-sedentary lives in an entirely different light. There are spiritual implications as well.

111 – But I Don’t Deserve It : Do I Need Help

Have you ever won something and felt you didn’t deserve it? Dean and Mitchell discuss a different frame from which to view that award. Sometimes we all need help. Dean shares his thoughts on asking for help when things get tough.

110 – 5 Spiritual Lessons of Marathon Training : A Two-Week Challenge

Dean and Mitchell discuss both physical and spiritual lessons to be learned from training for a marathon. Then Dean throws out a diet challenge to anyone who wants to improve his/her diet.

109 – My Coach is an Animal : It Wasn’t About the Race

Dean and Mitchell recap the Run for God 5K Weekend. They also share a funny story that underscores how we can learn from a dog. Then Dean explains why people came from all over the world just to run a 5K.

108 – My Journey to a Marathon : The 100% Myth

Some marathoners have taken a rough path to get to the finish line. Dean and Mitchell discuss a story about one such path. Then Dean shares his thoughts on giving 100%. What does it mean, and can it even be done?

107 – A Spiritual Training Plan : Oh To Be Young!

Lane Hollis and Rebecca Poe join Dean to talk about dealing with injuries and other setbacks. They share a story about how our spiritual training plan should look a lot like our physical training plan. Then Dean laments his days as a youngster in Dean’s Thoughts.

106 – From Heartache to Unconditional Love : The Monty Hall Problem

Dean and Mitchell share a poignant story of what unconditional love looks like and how God loves us no matter where we come from. Then Dean suspends our belief through a statistical conundrum that may leave you scratching your head.

105 – Over the Hill : Changing Filters

Are you over the hill? Dean and Mitchell share a story about what it means to be RIPE and why getting older is not a bad thing. Then Dean shares a story about how we look at the world through filters. What filter are you using?

104 – A Crisis of Confidence : Rally Around the Suffering

Can a puppy teach us anything about running and faith? Dean and Mitchell share just such a story and discuss the implications. Then Dean shares a story about how common causes give us opportunities to put our differences aside.

 103 – Running Into Mary : Strengths and Weaknesses

Are you a Martha or a Mary? Dean and Mitchell discuss that topic in the context of our faith and our running by sharing a powerful story. Dean shares a story about Charley Barkley and how we should look at both our talents and everything else we do.

102 – Pearls of Wisdom : Living in the Future

God gives us wisdom in life and in our running journey. Find out how a series of setbacks and triumphs led to a successful place. Then Dean and Mitchell discuss a new way to look at our daily workouts using the movie Back to the Future for reference!

101 – God Will Meet You Every Mile : Putting it Back in the Box

Dean is joined this week by original Run for God student and active Run Club member Shannon Coker. Shannon shares his story about the Disney Marathon journey. Then Dean shares his thoughts on being smarter and more efficient in the way we do things in a story entitled “Putting it Back in the Box.”

100 – HR Poe’s Challenge : God Will Meet You Every Mile

Over a decade ago a man named HR Poe uttered some words that were considered “offensive” at first. But those words launched a ministry that has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives. And we’ll also share a story about why God gives us trials and how those trials can impact other parts of our lives. Bring your tissues…

99 – God’s Road for Me : The Big Beach Marathon

Dean and Mitchell discuss a story that proves that dreams and goals are never completely out of reach when God is involved. Then Dead shares a review of the Big Beach Marathon – the Couch to Marathon race of 2023!

98 – The Best is Yet to Come : Nie Ma Tigresa

Some people have never thought about running a marathon. But you may be surprised that the desire to do so could sneak right up on you. This week Dean and Mitchell discuss that story. Then Dean tells a story that lets us know that fear is often overblown.

97 – God Works in the Details : The Mind of the Hurdler

Dean and Mitchell discuss the topic of seeking God and the fact that it is the basis for everything. Then Dean shares his thoughts on what is going through the mind of a hurdler. It may surprise you what IS NOT going through their minds…

96 – Just a Sprint : Reflections on the First C2M

Have you ever said, “It’s just a…?” We all have. Dean and Mitchell share a story and discuss why that sometimes is a bad phrase to use. Then Dean shares an inspiring story from the first ever Couch to Marathon finishers.

95 – The Best Love Story Imaginable/Covered Bridges

Dean and Mitchell talk about why we should appreciate any circumstance in which we find ourselves, and how those things shape us with God’s help. Then Dean shares the reason why covered bridges are covered and how it applies to our running and our faith.

94 – Lukewarm and Thankful for It/Taste Suggestions

Dean and Mitchell look at being lukewarm from a little different perspective. The conversation that follows is instructive. Then Dean shares an idea about how looking at food differently could change our lives.

93 – Transformed Runner/Front Row Seat

Dean and Mitchell discuss a Run club member’s story about finding her spot in life after a very rocky road proving that God can redeem us all. Then Dean shares a story about his favorite subject, other than God (hint: it’s not running).

92 – Unending Opportunities/Stop Wanting It

We have many opportunities to share Christ through running and many other avenues. Dean and Mitchell share a story about just that and the discussion that follows is instructive. Then Dean tells you to Stop Wanting It. That’ll fix it! Listen to find out why…

S2E36 – Unspoken

Unspoken talk with Ted this week about what they’re thankful for in the holiday season, their roots as musicians, and family!

91 – The Night That Changed Everything

Merry Christmas Everyone! Christmas is a time for crazy things to happen. Dean shares a Christmas story that he wrote a few years ago about one of those crazy things. It was The Night That Changed Everything.

90 – Renewed Gratefulness from a Burned Heart/The Minor Falls

Motivation comes from unlikely places sometimes. Dean and Mitchell talk about that and they share a story about how both life and running become more important to us when it is taken away. Then Dean shares his story about two sisters and a semi-spectacular waterfall.

89 – Taking a Detour with God/Stop the Music

Dean and Mitchell answer the question, What happens when you have to change plans when things get in the way of the original plans? Then Dean shares some thoughts on recovery and how important it is to your running.

88 – Yoked Together/Sometimes I’m Hard-Headed

Dean and Mitchell learn about how Dog Sled teams work and share their thoughts with the listener. They talk about being yoked with Jesus. Dean shares a story about how our merciful God taught him a lesson immediately following a race.

87 – Becoming New/The Insidious Nature of Complacency

Dean and Mitchell discuss what it means to “become new” and how it is more of a process than a one-time thing. Then Dean shares his thoughts on complacency and how it creeps up on us when we don’t even know it’s there!

86 – When God Told Me to Run/Why Look Back?

Dean and Mitchell discuss a story that hits on comparison and why it is such a destructive thing. Then, Dean shares his thoughts on looking back – Good idea or bad? Find out here!

85 – Finishing the Race/The Basket Case Theory

Dean and Mitchell discuss a story about how we can overcome even the toughest difficulties Satan can throw at us. Then Dean shares something called The Basket Case Theory. In the end, we’re all basket cases.

S2E35 – Chonda Pierce

The “Queen of Clean,” comedian, Chonda Pierce, details the inner workings of the comedy world, and the struggles that come with being a comedian.

84 – Running Towards Intention and An Angry Pack of Wolves

Dean and Mitchell share a story about being delivered from addiction through intentional action. Then Dean shares a story from a former general and president of the United States to make a point about how we deal with fear.

S2E34 – Chris Cleveland (Stars Go Dim)

Chris Cleveland of Stars Go Dim talks with Ted about family, touring, and the struggles of the pandemic on this episode of Hope Talk!

83 – I’ll Never Be Fast/This is Not a Test

Emergency fill-in Lane Hollis joins Dean in the studio as they talk about performance and how it means something different for everyone. Dean shares his thoughts on tests versus trivia contests.

S2E33 – Thrive Worship

New artist, Thrive Worship, joins Ted this week on the Hope Talk podcast! They discuss their music, family, and what it means to worship.

82 – An Open Letter to Walkers

Mitchell reveals The Big Surprise. He and Dean discuss what he’s been up to for the last year and how it will transform the Run for God Run Club. In addition, he wrangles Dean into doing something he has never done – all in the name of science – we’re sure.

81 – Wow, I Did It!/The case for Trail Running

Mitchell is back in his seat and he and Dean discuss the relentless pursuit of getting to the finish line. Then Dean shares his thoughts on trail running. Whether you like or hate it, you will find it interesting.

80 – Vanilla and All Other Flavors/Running with Your Brain

Run club member and Run for God coach Lisa Heyer joins Dean in the studio to discuss why having a “vanilla” testimony is a good thing. Then Dean shares his thoughts on the limitations of our brains as we run.

79 – Project Management/Instruction Manual

Special Guest Holly Hollis joins Dean as they discuss approaching running and weight loss like a project. Then Dean shares his thoughts on whether or not reading the instructions is important.

S2E32 – Dave Frey (Sidewalk Prophets

Ted connects with Dave Frey of Sidewalk Prophets on this episode of Hope Talk! Dave talks about fantasy football, traveling with his family, and one of his greatest moments on stage.

78 – The Missing Piece/A New Camera Angle

If you’ve ever felt like you were missing something in your life, the story Dean and Mitchell share today will hit home. And Dean shares his thoughts on the making of the movie Jaws in an interesting and thoughtful Dean’s Thoughts.

S2E31 – Riley Clemmons

For the second time, Riley Clemmons joins Ted on the Hope Talk podcast! Riley talks about her family struggles, touring, and dating as a young artist.

77 – Turnover/They Aren’t Going Away

What happens when the world seems to be caving in around you? Dean and Mitchell share a story about a journey from depression to a God-centered focus on leaving it behind. Then Dean shares a story about how our problems don’t go away if we ignore them!

S2E30 – Terrian

One of the new artists on J103, Terrian, jumps in on this episode of Hope Talk! Terrian discusses meeting her husband for the first time and growing up in the Memphis area.

76 – Watch Your Step/Reservations

Dean and Mitchell talk about what happens when you have a misstep in your running or your life path. Dean shares his thoughts about making reservations when you go on your next vacation as well as your eternal vacation.

S2E29 – Jeremy Camp

On this episode of Hope Talk, Jeremy Camp discusses his lockdown in South Africa, his experiences with mental health, and his upcoming tour and album.

75 – My Faith and Running Saved Me/The ARP Method

Hear the story as Dean and Mitchell discuss how a life was saved through running. Then Dean shares a method for improving your odds of accomplishing the things you want to do.

S2E28 – Laura Story

Award winning singer-songwriter, Laura Story, joins Ted this week on Hope Talk to discuss touring with her family, parenting through disability, and her new book coming out!

74 – Pride and Priorities/Discipline Over Motivation

Dean and Mitchell discuss putting pride in its proper place. Then they talk about the difference between discipline and motivation and why one is more important than the other.

S2E27 – Cochren & Co

Singer/songwriter and worship leader, Michael Cochren, talks to Ted this week about growing up in a small Indiana town, and his new song, Grave!

73 – Interruption or Divine Appointment?/It All goes Together

Dean and Mitchell share a story about how sometimes an interruption is God-appointed and even necessary for our spiritual growth. Then Dean Talks about how everything we do affects everything else we do.

S2E26 – Mac Powell

Mac Powell, former frontman of Third Day, discusses his future journey as a solo artist on this week’s episode of Hope Talk!

72 – Being Obedient When My Mind Says No/Expecting the Worst

Dean and Mitchell talk about those times when God is urging us to do something that is outside our comfort zone. Then they talk about the mindset of Expecting the Worst!

71 – God is in Control/The Truth

Dean and Mitchell share a story about why it is important to follow God’s direction in all that we do. Then Dean shares thoughts straight from his childhood about telling the truth and living by the truth.

S2E24 – Anne Wilson

Ted talks with Anne Wilson about her song, My Jesus, and you’ll learn more about her band and how they protect her! Plus, Anne gives Ted a lesson on the best makeup practices.

70 – Gaye Coker/Seesaw

Are you a slow runner? Then you will want to listen to this episode as Dean talks with Gaye Coker about being a back of the packer. Dean also shares his thoughts about a childhood toy that was either fun, or horrific for you when you were young.

69 – Are You Okay?/Magic Eraser

Have you ever had someone ask you if you were okay when everything was fine? It happens to runners all the time! Dean and Mitchell talk about that and how nice it would be if we could take a magic eraser to some of our runs.

S2E22 – Colton Dixon

Colton Dixon and his wife had twins during the 2020 pandemic. To hear the challenges and joys of that journey, tune in to this episode of the Hope Talk Podcast.

68 – Don’t Limit What God Can Do/Speed Limits

Where do you turn when things aren’t going well and you have an injury? Dean and Mitchell discuss that topic this week. And then Dean shares a story that came to him while driving through Utah about how speed limits apply to running and God.

S2E21 – Lydia Laird

In this episode of Hope Talk, Lydia Laird dives into her crazy experience in Chattanooga and her childhood with a big family!

67 – The Great Paradox of Running/Olympic Excitement

Dean is on vacation, but have no fear, this week’s episode comes from the archives. Dean and Mitchell share a story about The Great Paradox of Running and Life. In addition, they talk about the Olympics and the inevitable excitement that comes with it.

S2E20 – Rhett Walker

From parenting to beard care, Christian artist, Rhett Walker, covers it all with Ted Gocke on this episode of Hope Talk!

66 – Lessons on Trust From a Puppy/Designer Labels

Dean and Mitchell share a story about a puppy and what we can learn about trust from one of God’s small creatures. Dean shares his thoughts on Designer Labels and they can be good or bad, depending on your perspective.

S2E19 – Leanna Crawford

In this episode of Hope Talk, Ted and Leanna Crawford run through her music career from family to being mentored by Matthew West.

65 – My Vanilla Testimony/Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Mitchell joins Dean in the studio to share a familiar story of someone who thought their story wasn’t one worth sharing. God revealed the truth to her. Then Dean shares one of his mother’s favorite phrases.

S2E18 – Ellie Holcomb

Ellie Holcomb discusses her transition from educator to touring musician on this episode of Hope Talk.

64 – The Kayla Mattox Story/Crave the Run

Dean talks with guest and collegiate runner Kayla Mattox about her not-so-normal path to collegiate athletics. Her story is a lesson in determination. Then Dean asks the question, Is it possible to crave running?

S2E17 – Jack Cassidy

In this episode of Hope Talk, songwriter Jack Cassidy talks about how God saved him from drug addiction, and how his life completely changed afterward.

63 – Food For thought/I Didn’t Know I Would Miss It

Are you getting enough nourishment for your running journey and/or your life journey? Dean and his special guest Lane Hollis discuss just that. Then Dean shares what happens when you run out of something you need.

S2E16 – Baylor Wilson

Baylor Wilson has been on Survivor, has been a cheerleader, and is now married and continues to put out Christian music. Learn the Baylor Wilson story on this episode of the Hope Talk Podcast!

62 – Running is My Sacrifice/Confidence is Not Manufactured

Why do you run? On this episode Dean and Mitchell discuss the “Why” of a Run Club Member. Then Dean will talk about being bald and where our confidence comes from. You don’t want to miss it!

S2E15 – Michael Scheuchzer (Mercy Me)

What song is Michael Scheuchzer’s of Mercy Me’s favorite song to play? Find out in this episode of the Hope Talk Podcast!

61 – The Perfect Course Support/Motherly Outlook

Are you following the support God has put out for you on the course of life? Dean and Mitchell discuss a story about keeping hope when things are difficult. Then Dean shares a story about Mothers, Dentists, and Running. You don’t want miss that!

S2E14 – Abbie Parker (I Am They)

Abbie Parker of I Am They joins Ted this week to discuss the meaning of the band’s name, and her journey in joining the band. Abbie also gives advice to couples that may be going through a divorce.

60 – The Why Matters/Persistence – It’s Worth It

Special guest Jon Sandifer joins Dean in the studio as Jon shares about his struggle with alcohol, life in general, and how God redeems all. Then Dean talks about persistence. Sometimes it’s just a matter of keeping moving.

S2E13 – David Dunn

David Dunn has a very nice one on one with Ted this week on Hope Talk. Jokingly, Ted acts as David’s therapist as they discuss family struggles, song expression, and so much more!

59 – God Had Other Plans/Victim Mentality

Dean and Mitchell discuss a story about God using us for His glory when we’re attentive to His calling. Then Dean shares his thoughts on the term Victim Mentality and destructive it can be to our faith and our running.

S2E12 – Cain

Christian band, Cain (not to be confused with the Italian thrash band) joins Ted this week on Hope Talk! The siblings talk about their childhoods, growing up together, and how music brought them together.

58 – Our Adoption Story/The Lessons We Don’t Want to Learn

Dean and Mitchell discuss a story about how God has a way of working things out in ways we never foresee. Dean shares a story where the reluctant participants in the story learn something about themselves even while they silently rebelled.

S2E11 – Darren Mulligan (We Are Messengers)

Darren Mulligan of We Are Messengers teaches Ted some new Irish words and explains the differences between America and Ireland. He also expresses what it’s like to get back out on the road and tour.

57 – New to Christ and Never Ran Ever/Lights Are Made for Burning

Dean and Mitchell share a short story about being new to running. Dean shares his thoughts on the longest burning lightbulb of all time and how it relates to both our running and walk with Christ.

S2E10 – Riley Clemmons

Riley Clemmons made her first-ever radio appearance on Ted’s morning show in 2017. The two of them reunite and catch up on this special episode of the Hope Talk podcast.

56 – Run for God 5K Recap

Run for God Run Club members came from far and wide to participate in the Run for God 5K, eat barbecue, and worship our savior. Dean and Mitchell recap the amazing weekend.

S2E09 – Pat Barrett

In this episode of Hope Talk, Ted talks to Pat Barrett about his experience working with Chris Tomlin, family life, and travel stories.

55 – Running Up the Down Escalator of Life/Short Paragraphs

Long time Run for God coach Darren Lewis joins Dean in the studio to talk about moving forward, even when it feels like we’re not. Dean shares his thoughts on how we miss the details of some stories, but sometimes those details are important.

S2E08 – Jordan Smith

Season 9 winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith, sits down and talks with Ted about his beginnings as a singer in Kentucky, and about his small town life.

54 – The Endurance Race of Life/Choosing Your Pain

There are many facets of life that can be compared to an endurance race. Dean and Mitchell discuss that topic and the fact that pain is inevitable, but as the quote goes, suffering is optional.

S2E07 – Matt Ingle

Matt Ingle, promoter and label, talks with Ted about upcoming artists, his artist recommendations, and his biggest clients. Ted also digs deep into Matt’s personal life during the pandemic.

53 – Why Do These Things Happen/Training Elephants

Mitchell is back in the studio to ask the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people.” The answers may surprise you. Dean compares our reluctance to tackle tough things to the training of elephants in Dean’s Thoughts.

S2E06 – Jordan St. Cyr

Ted learns all about Canadian traditions and life from musician, Jordan St. Cyr! Also, Jordan shares how his faith has carried him through dealing with his daughter’s health issues.

52 – Late Victories and The Spirit of Fear

Collegiate runner Riley Jo Ford joins Dean in the studio to talk about waiting for God to work in our lives and she shares a little about the college life and her goals. Dean shares a story about how fear can be used in different ways to motivate us.

S2E05 – Andrew Ripp

On this episode of Hope Talk, Ted talks with singer-songwriter, Andrew Ripp. Andrew opens up about his 13-year sobriety, discusses family life after the Nashville tornado, and more!

51 – Not What, But Why/Fake it Till You Make it

Longtime Run for God coach Rebekah McGeorge joins Dean in the studio to share her journey to the realization that we look at our diets all wrong. Then Dean shares a story about how sometimes we just need to believe there’s more in us than we think.

S2E04 – Micah Tyler

This week’s episode includes former sausage truck driver and fill-in for Phil Wickham, Michael Taylor…or Micah Tyler…or whatever his name is. Hear stories about his family, his interesting career path, and the best date he ever took his daughter on!

50 – What Are You Hungry For/Learning to Fly

Dean and Mitchell share a story of triumph over bad circumstances. Just because life was/is tough doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. In Dean’s thoughts he talks about how we sometimes know less than we think.

S2E03 – Ben Calhoun with Citizen Way

Join in as Ted talks with Ben Calhoun from Citizen Way about homeschooling, new Citizen Way music, his favorite way to drink coffee, and more! Plus, learn what Ben is thinking about naming a male dog and how he became a children’s book writer.

49 – Thankful for the Trials/The Run That Hit Differently

Nationally ranked triathlete Lane Hollis joins Dean this week as they discuss the topic of being thankful for our circumstances even when they’re not good. Dean shares a story about a colloquial term used by many young people today that sometimes applies to our training. In addition, they discuss Lane’s aspirations as a triathlete.

S2E02 – Danny Gokey

Who is the real Gokey (or Gocke)? On this episode, Ted Gocke talks with Danny Gokey about his Obsessive Cleaning Disorder, his weird dreams about Joel Osteen, and his quarantine jams. Plus, find out who the most famous person Danny Gokey made take off their shoes to come into his house.

48 – Perseverance In Moving Forward/Train with Expectation

Dean and Mitchell share a story about constant progress and continuing to move forward even when it’s hard. And Dean shares his thoughts about what our mindset should be as we train. What are you expecting from your training?

S201 – Chris Tomlin

In this week’s episode, Ted talks with the girl dad, Chris Tomlin, about life with three daughters, cowboy boots, and skiing. Plus, they talk about Chris’ latest music, and Chris shares some cool stories about randomly meeting some famous people that are featured on his new album.

47 – Coach “Storm” Nelson/Just Relax

Dean and Mitchell share the incredible story of a modern-day Job. Coach Storm is not your typical Run for God Coach, and she’s not on the typical path to being God’s soldier. Nevertheless, she is impacting lives in a big way! Dean also shares a secret to running better – Relax!

46 – A Changed Woman/Are We Too Content?

Special guest Angie Hawkins joins Dean and shares her story of how an unlikely activity, running, captured her heart, and how her life changed around it. In addition, Dean shares his feelings on contentment.

56 – Funny Story…

On this final episode of Work Tech Fun, you can hear some of Jared’s funny stories that weren’t too funny, and we talk about the vast selection of streaming services available. If you want to hear the new version of Work Tech Fun, tap the link! —–> https://jradio.com/browse/playlists/s1e02-funny-story

45 – Dealing with Injuries/Where Do Dean’s Thoughts Come From?

Dean hosts Coach Andy Meyer this week as Andy shares his vast knowledge of injuries and their prevention. Dean releases the trade secret as to how he comes up with all these running/faith stories.

55 – Frest Start

In this week’s episode, we talk about overrated and underrated movie genres, things to look forward to in 2021, and we introduce you to the new form of Work Tech Fun. Plus, don’t miss Brett and Deanna’s plans to terrify Jared with his biggest fear.

44 – Mitchell’s Dad’s Eulogy/A Whole New Outlook

Mitchell shares his father’s story, proving that God is always there when we turn to Him, no matter how far away you think you’ve wandered. Dean also shares his perspective on, well, perspective…

54 – Dentures/Chorale

On this week’s episode, we talk about the backside of Mount Rushmore. Plus, we talk about how Deanna is getting older while she listens to her chorale music wearing her dentures. Listen in to one of the last episodes of Work Tech Fun.

43 – Those Three Little Words/How Big Are Your Dreams

Dean and Mitchell talk about how our attitude can affect all we do, including going through the tough situation of a cancer diagnosis. Dean shares his thoughts on our dreams vs. our memories. Hint – One should be bigger than the other…

53 – We Go That

In the first episode of the New Year, WE HAVE BIG NEWS! First, we will talk about lying, impersonate each other, and more! Stick around to hear about the BIG plans for Work Tech Fun soon.

42 – Ironman Dean Stamper/Hugging the Thornbush

Mitchell and Dean host a man who was never designed to run and Ironman Triathlon, but he did it anyway – Dean Stamper. They all talk about embracing tough challenges in a story called Hugging the Thornbush

41 – The Turning Point/Reaction

Have you ever had something happen that changed the course of your life? The story this week will describe a turning point. How do you react to the world around you? What does the Bible say about it? Dean and Mitchell discuss that topic this week.

52 – Urine Review

It’s the LAST WEEK OF 2020 – can you believe it? The crew takes a few moments to review the events of the year, moments of levity and areas of growth, and their favorite moments from year 1 of Work Tech Fun.

40 – Cross Runner’s Heart/Why a Marathon

Dean and Mitchell talk all things Couch to Marathon. They share a story about how an ordinary run turned into a powerful encounter with God. Dean shares a good reason why you should run a marathon.

51 – Kentucky Spider Monkeys

‘Twas the episode before Christmas, and all through the podcast, the gang chatted on family, carols, and holidays past. Deanna’s about ready for a long winter’s nap, Jared needs a haircut, and Brett gives them both crap.

39 – The Night That Changed Everything

Christmas is a time for crazy things to happen. Dean shares a Christmas story that he wrote a few years ago about one of those crazy things. It was The Night That Changed Everything.

50 – Salty and Lit Christmas

We’re continuing to celebrate the Christmas season on Work Tech Fun! This week, we discuss the vinyl we’re spinning, why Jared hates presents, and what’s on each of our “grown-up Christmas lists.”

38 – No Getting Lost When God is Your Compass/The Marathon That Kind of Wasn’t

What guides you when you’re on a run? How about in life? Dean and Mitchell talk about it in this episode. Dean also tells a story about running a full marathon and then being told he did not.

49 – Christmas Presents in the Past

In this episode, the crew talks about their most memorable Christmas gifts, the best Christmas movies of all, and everyone but Jared does an impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

37 – Maybe Life/Incomprehensible Simplicity

Dean and Mitchell share a short story that will make you think about eternity and expectations. And Dean shares his thoughts about the story of Naaman out of 2 Kings. You don’t want to miss this one!

12 – Doing Christmas and News Year’s Right

On this episode, Katie and Ted attempt to celebrate Christmas and New Years Eve in a way that honors God. Join in for the ride.

48 – Merry Christmas Billy and Michaela

In this episode, the crew talks about their most memorable Christmas gifts, the best Christmas movies of all, and everyone but Jared does an impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

12 – All Things Christmas

On this month’s episode, Ted and Brad focus on the holiday that is right around the corner and talk all things Christmas.

36 – Why Do I Run/Creating Happiness

Why do you run? Dean and Mitchell share Terry Price’s perspective on that very question. Meanwhile, Dean shares his thoughts on creating happiness. Is it something we can do?

47 – Thanksgiving Fleet

On this week’s episode, we walk through a bracket of Thanksgiving sides and talk about the latest updates on social media sites. Listen to find out which Thanksgiving side is the best and what changes we would make to social media if we could.

35 – Forgiveness/Facing the Wind

Dean and Mitchell share a story about forgiveness and its healing effects. Wendy Lewis’ story will touch your heart. Dean shares his thoughts about what the world would be like without wind. Do you think it would be good or bad? Find out here…

34 – Dietitian Eden Morris

Dean and Mitchell talk diet and nutrition with Eden Morris. Eden shares her intriguing story of struggle and how she uses that story to drive her practice. She describes our food struggles in terms of a “relationship” with food. It is sure to modify your perspective on food.

45 – Voter Fraud and 2020

This week, Brett and Jared torment Deanna by trying to talk about “voter fraud” (but Deanna’s not allowing it), everyone shares about their favorite music videos, and we collaborate to make a playlist of songs that sum up living in 2020.

33 – Focus on the Cross/Find Something to Hang Your Hat On

Dean and Mitchell talk about how the Cross can change your life – but only if you focus on it.
Dean shares the meaning of the idiom “Something to hang your hat on.” He discusses the most important thing to hang our hats on with Mitchell.

44 – Go Play Outside

This year feels like it’s on fire, so in an attempt to escape from reality for a few moments, the crew talks therapeutic TV habits, nostalgic childhood toys, looking forward to good things, and preserving sanity (what little bit we have left).

32 – Run Your Own Race/Looking Back to Look Forward

Whose race are you running? Yours, someone else’s, or the one God has for you? Dean and Mitchell talk about running our race. Dean shares the need to look back in order to see the future clearly.

11 – Thanksgiving and COVID

On this month’s episode of Hafa Adai, Brad and Ted talk about Thanksgiving celebrations and their take on politics and COVID.

11 – Don’t Vote and Thanksgiving

On this episode of Faith and Culture Ted and Katie ponder the question…..should EVERYONE really vote? They also dive into Thanksgiving vs Christmas.

43 – Evil Twins Take Over the World

The WHOLE ORIGINAL CREW is BACK again! The crew chats about what each other missed over the last few podcast episodes, the best Halloween candy of all, and imaginations run a little wild as we speculate on what our evil twins might do if they were real and released to wreak havoc on the world.

31 – Out of My Comfort Zone/The Storehouse

Have you ever seen clear evidence of the hand of God plotting your path? Dean and Mitchell talk about that as a runner shares her story about getting outside her comfort zone. In addition, Dean talks about how training is a balancing act of training and recovering.

42 – Apple is Stupi…ndous?

Many things are discovered in this week’s podcast episode! Jared has unpopular opinions about Disney World, Justin has never tried any of Reese’s seasonal shaped candies, and Deanna is creeped out by her own loyalty to Apple products. Come along for the ride with us!

30b – Familiarity Breeds Contempt

Can you know too much? Coach Dean and Mitchell explore that topic in Dean’s Thoughts in a continuation of last week’s podcast.

41 – Work Mistakes

On this week’s episode, Jared hosts special guests Noah and Kaitlin. Jared has to learn to behave with his wife on the podcast, and they talk about some of their biggest mistakes at work.

30a – The Man Who Wouldn’t Die

Do you ever wonder if there are still miracles like the stories in the bible? Coach Dean and Mitchell share an incredible story of a miracle that happened just last year. It was so good that they had to spilt the podcast into two sessions!

40 – Without Jared

Although Jared is gone this week, special guest, Cody, joins in to talk about the Mt. Rushmore of Tennessee, and aliens?

29 – Jesus Wept/Running versus Technology

Jesus Wept is not the just about being the shortest verse in the Bible. Dean and Mitchell discuss the depth of that verse. Dean waxes nostalgic about the way running has changed over the years. They compare technology changes to running.

10 – Celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas

On this month’s episode, Katie and Ted contrast how the world celebrates Halloween and Thanksgiving and how believers celebrate or should celebrate. They also dive into the current political situation, but just a little bit!

10 – Happiness FALLing

On this month’s episode, two anti-Fall guys, Ted and Brad, share what it is about Fall that they dislike. Plus, they try to be positive and name the things they could make fall a little better.

39 – Bubbles, Mind-Controls, and Christmas

In this week’s episode, we talk about what life would be like to be in a COVID-free bubble. Plus, Brett tries to control a squirrel (which cannot wave back at him) with his mind, and we talk about Christmas decorations and more!

28 – Trust Your Training/Conflicting Information

Have you ever had trouble finding the right training? Sometimes it takes more than one try. Dean and Mitchell discuss data and information – what to do with it, interpreting it, and finding what helps. Of course, they do it with a Biblical spin!

27 – Identity Crisis/I Left God Out Today

Dean and Mitchell talk about identity and they ask the question: How are you known? In addition, Dean shares a story about how he left God out of something and the resulting epiphany that came with it.

38 – Redemption, Reading, and Really Weird Rock Bands

In this week’s episode, Deanna earns her spot in the podcast back permanently, Jared is powerless to resist reading his own biography, and Brett sees “color-changing” birds out of the window. We’re just as confused as you are.

37 – Listening In An Echochamber

On this week’s episode, we rate new technology, and Jared surprises Brett and Deanna with an interesting initial Gut Reaction.

26 – Overcoming the Lies/The Wider View

Dean and Mitchell wade into the shallow waters of politics. The story this week deals with the lies of the Devil and how they affect our lives. Dean shares a story that talks about our blind spots and how it is sometimes difficult to see things right in front of us.

36 – Let’s Nerd Out

Jared’s out this week, so the nerds will play! Brett and Deanna talk superheroes and geek out over all the things Jared refuses to discuss.

25 – The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get/Just Okay Is Not Okay

Dean and Mitchell discuss Dean’s attempt to run a sub-5-minute mile. They also talk about how we sometimes get caught up running someone else’s race instead of our own. We’re certainly busy these days, but busy doing what? It’s either Our plan or God’s plan

18 – Racial Representation with Noah Dillingham

Joining Brett on the Hope Talk podcast, his coworker Noah helps bring a relevant perspective to a discussion around racial representation in media, politics and the culture at large.

09 – How would Our Parents Handle Things Today

This month, Ted and Brad compare their parents‘ philosophies and discuss how they would handle raising their families today.

09 – Money and Wealth Expectations

The world tells us “More is better,” but to what effect? This month, Ted and Katie discuss how families’ quests for more and more are impacting their lives.

24 – Why Is It So Hard?/The Right Prescription

Dean and Mitchell are joined by special guest Harmony Hammontree. Adopted from China, Harmony faces some tough obstacles as a High School cross country runner. All three discuss the question, Why is it so hard? In addition, Dean shares his thoughts on the Right Prescription.

35 – JRadio

n this week’s episode, join us as we talk about some of the most overrated and underrated fast-food restaurants. Plus, we share some exciting news about JRadio!

23 – Running up Hills/Leprosy and Running

Dean and Mitchell talk about NCAA sports, what we should expect from non-Christians, a story from the Robertson guys. They discuss a story about the peaks and valleys in our lives, and Dean shares his thoughts on Leprosy and how it relates to running.

34 – Twitter, Famous People, and Music

Join us this week as we look through old tweets and talk about famous people who are good people. (Yes, they exist.)

33 – Adulting, Talk Show Guests, and Morning Routines

In this week’s episode, Deanna complains about being an adult while Brett and Jared talk about enjoying responsibilities. Plus, we talk about getting rid of one thing out of our routine and who we would choose as our first guest if we were hosting a talk show.

22 – The Quest/Discontentment

Dean and Mitchell share a story written from halfway around the world in the Philippines as they discuss the age-old question of “What are we looking for in life?” Dean also attempts to prove that the world doesn’t want you to be happy.

32 – New Hobbies

On this week’s episode, we talk about the new hobbies that we would take on if we had time, and we talk about some of the best and worst parts of school.

21 – But God/The Wonder of it All

Dean and Mitchell uncover an older, unaired episode, and share a story entitled “But God.” We have all had a But God moment! Dean shares his thoughts on his Dog Flojo in a story called The Wonder of it All.

31 – High School Fails

This week, we look back to our high school days and talk about our biggest high school fails. Plus, as sports are making their way back into the world, we talk about some of the most overrated and underrated sports.

20 – Walking Through the Desert/A Patient Weekend

Mitchell is back with Dean after a week in Triathlon Land with Lane. They share a story and talk about how our lives can be similar to the Israelites’ walk in the desert. Dean shares his thoughts on patience as he shares a weekend experience.

06 – Covid Fire Mom is Putting Out

On this month’s edition, Ted asks Katie what she feels like is the biggest fire Mom’s are fighting these days. They talk about the difficulty of getting kids back to school and the entire COVID situation.

08 – Not Another Mask Conversation

On this month’s episode of the Hafa Adai podcast, Ted and Brad have another mask conversation as it relates to the COVID pandemic, but it’s not what you think. Hopefully, this one is encouraging!

17 – Loving Your Neighbor with Katie Smith

Listen to this month’s episode as we talk with Katie Smith about how to love our neighbors even when we disagree, it gets messy, or we feel inadequate. Katie shares her experience with loving people that are different and how we can still love people that are different while we live in a “cancel” culture.

30 – Chasing Alien Rabbits

Dancing princesses? Brett’s imaginary alien rabbit friends? Pet peeves that we’ve maybe ourselves committed against others? Our 30th episode is packed with fun stuff.

19 – Just in Case/Devil’s Advocate

Dean is joined by special guest Jared Redden of Partners for Christian Media. Listen to “Just In Case,” a humorous story about how one 60+ year old man won the Boston Marathon. Dean shares where the term “Devil’s Advocate” comes from, and it may not be what you think. Along the way, Dean and Jared talk about JRadio, running, music, and anything else that crosses their minds.

29 – Reality TV

Imagine the Work Tech Fun crew teaming up for the new Netflix Series, “The Floor is Lava,” or imagine trying to get through the Amazing Race. This week, we talk about how we would do on reality TV and the nicest thing anyone has ever done for us.

18 – I Quit Run for God/Lane Hollis

Dean and Mitchell are joined by nationally ranked triathlete, Lane Hollis. Lane discusses training and some of his thoughts on the Bible. In addition, “I Quit Run for God” shows us that if we keep trying, good things can happen!

28 – Warning – Don’t Listen While Hungry

In this week’s episode, we talk about food! If you haven’t had lunch yet, wait to listen because some of our best food experiences may made you hungry! Plus, we talk about having the ability to change size at will.

17 – Worms on the Running Path/It’s in Our DNA

Dean and Mitchell share a story that proves God is in everything, constantly reminding us of Who He is and who we are to be. In addition, Dean shares his thoughts on how our running and our walk with Christ is affected by our DNA.

27 – Virtual Events

Everyone has “attended” virtual events during these times, but once we get through the pandemic, what is the future of virtual events? On this episode, we talk about future virtual events, summer fun, and some great series to stream.

16 – I Finally Found My True Calling/Go Fly a Kite

Dean and Mitchell share a story from a Run Club member who found his true calling when he found God and, more specifically, Run for God. In addition, Dean shares his thoughts on flying a kite and why it’s similar to both our running and our walk with Christ.

16 – Velvet Brick with JC Groves

On this month’s episode, we talk with JC Groves from The Recovering Fundamentalist Podcast about what fundamentalism and legalism looks like, why so many people fall into it, and how to help people who are stuck in it. Listen in to the fun on this month’s episode.

05 – Alcohol and Biting My Tongue

On this month’s episode of The Intersection of Faith and Culture, Ted and Katie discuss alcohol and the person of faith. Is it wrong to drink? Is it wrong to be drunk? When is drinking too much? Have I been taught wrong my whole life?

07 – Roller Coasters of Life

On this episode of the Hafa Adai Podcast, Ted and Brad parallel living in these crazy times with the ride of their lives: roller coasters! We learn their earliest, scariest, and best memories on wooden and metal coasters from all over the country. Plus, would you rather know WHEN you are going to die or HOW you are going to die? Brad and Ted decide on this episode.

26 – The Lamest Podcast We’ve Ever Done

On this week’s episode, we talk about the most overrated and underrated amusement parks. Plus, we design the best phone, and Brett decides to insult everyone on the podcast. Listen in to the fun!

15 – God Delivers (different from week 12)/He Can’t Help It

Mitchell is back with Dean as they talk about how God delivers when we step out of our comfort zone. Dean also shares why it is that God loves us despite our shortcomings.

25 – Famous Martins, TV Show Theme Songs, and Albums

Join us this week as we talk about famous actors named Martin, discuss the B-est TV show theme song of all time, and talk about some of our favorite albums to listen to all the way through.

14 – Dr. John “Spider” Sillery on Nutrition, Part 2

Dean is joined again by Dr. John “Spider” Sillery this week as they discuss general nutrition and eating a plant-based diet. Listen as Spider shares many scientific facts about nutrition and how to feed our bodies in a way that produces the least harm and the most good.

24 – Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

On this week’s episode, we talk with guest host, Justin, about each of our strategies to survive a zombie apocalypse. Find how who would make it the longest and who would be the first one to go.

13 – Dr. John “Spider” Sillery on Nutrition, Part 1

Dean is joined by Dr. John “Spider” Sillery this week as they discuss general nutrition and eating a plant-based diet. Listen as Spider shares many scientific facts about nutrition and how to feed our bodies in a way that produces the least harm and the most good.

23 – Should Have Been Invented

This week, we welcome back Kaitlin as a guest host and then chat about our current favorite JRadio playlists, prank-calling people while posing as a billionaire, and some things that we think should’ve already been invented by now.

12 – God Delivers/Do They Know You

Dean and Mitchell talk about how God may have big plans for your running, even if you’re not a fast runner. Also, Dean shares a story that asks the question: What do people around you see in you?

Special Edition – Racial Tension and a Conversation

Those who are protesting the racial injustices and unfair treatment by law enforcement feel that their concerns aren’t being listened to. Could the solution to all of the tension we are experiencing in the United States be solved by just a conversation? On this episode, Ted (a white guy) sits down with his friend and co-worker Noah (a black guy) for a conversation.

22 – How WOULD you Save the Wearth

The original podcast crew is back this week (after 2 weeks of awesome guest hosts)! This week, we tackled hard questions such as: where is Brett’s house? is Deanna from a different planet? how WOULD you, Jared? (Just listen to the episode; everything will make sense when you do)

03 – The Power of Binging

On this episode of The Intersection of Faith and Culture, Ted and Katie talk about current media that they and their families really enjoy but may be questionable to some Christians. Could the Holy Spirit convict one person of something they shouldn’t watch but not have issue with someone else watching the same thing?

06 – Corona Fading

On this months Haffa Day Podcast Ted and Brad talk about how they and their wives are surviving the COVID quarantine, “rails to trails” hiking/running and Ted’s new “smoking habit.”

11 – I’m Not a Numbers Person/Life in BC

Dean and Mitchell talk about numbers and what it means to guard your heart. In addition, Dean shares a story about Life in BC. I might not be what you’re thinking?

15 – Walking Away From Faith

We hear stories of people who walk away from their faith or belief in God. How do we as Christians respond to these people, and how do we respond if we feel our own faith starting to slip away? Listen in to our conversation on this month’s episode of Hope Talk.

21 – Painless and Gener-neutral

This week’s podcast had us talking with our guest host Justin about summertime traditions and woes, as well as what life would be like if we were impervious to physical harm.

10 – Dean Karnazes Interview Part 2

Listen to the second half of Mitchell’s Interview with Ultramarathon Man Dean Karnazes. Dean and Mitchell discuss his achievements and how we can apply those principles to our lives.

20 – Vacation Memories

On this week’s episode, we talk about our favorite vacation memories. Plus, we welcome in a guest host, Jared’s wife Kaitlin. Join in to hear about the beach, camping, amusement parks, and more.

09 – Dean Karnazes Interview Part 1

Mitchell interviews Ultramarathon Man and running ambassador Dean Karnazes. Dean and Mitchell discuss the world of Ultra Marathoning and some of Dean’s incredible accomplishments.

19 – Working From Home

Through the pandemic, many companies sent employees home to work remotely. In this episode, we talk about the technology that has allowed people to work from home and some of the advantages and disadvantages of making home our workplaces.

08 – Trust/Going Extreme

Dean and Mitchell discuss what it means to have trust in what God has in store for us. In addition, they talk about extreme running events and the ultimate in being extreme – sending a Son to die for us.

11 – Big and Small Answers to Prayer

God hears our prayers, and this week, Bob and Dean discuss more encouraging, miraculous stories. Some may even seem small or trivial, but God loves us and wants to bless, both in big ways and small ways.

18 – What’s That Crunching Sound?

In last week’s podcast, there was a mysterious crunching sound, so this week, we tried to guess what Brett was crunching on by the sound. Plus, we talk about who should play each one of us if our life was a movie.

07- Finish Strong/Decisions, Decisions

Dean and Mitchell talk about not being able to be on auto-pilot in these uncertain times. Dean shares a story about finishing strong and how a decision today can impact the rest of your life.

05 – Coronavirus, Tornadoes, or Both? – How To Survive

This month, Ted and Brad talk about how they survived the recent tornado and ongoing coronavirus, and who handles it better – those from the West or the East. Also, we learn how to stay fit when all gyms and trails are closed. Plus, would you rather be famous when you are alive and forgotten when you die or unknown when you are alive but famous after you die? It’s all a part of this month’s episode of Hafa Adai.

02 – Hearing but not Listening

Communication is King, but it is so difficult to do so effectively in our families with our culture screaming at us from all sides. Ted and Katie talk about the lessons they have learned and where they are excelling and not hitting the mark in communicating with their spouses and kids.

14 – Ministering to Ministers with Ted Gocke

Ministry is one of the most difficult jobs, and as people who interact with ministers, we can make it easier or harder. On this month’s episode of Hope Talk, Ted, a former church staff member, explains from his best experience the best way to minister to the ministers of our life.

17 – A World Without Sports

For the past several weeks, we have experienced a world without sports. On this week’s episode, we talk about the sad life we have experienced without sports and some of the positives that have come from not having sports. Join in on this week’s fun!

06 – Every Run is a Blessing/Hyper-focus

Dean and Mitchell talk about how the coronavirus has impacted our lives and what we can learn from it. Dean shares a story about how every run is a blessing and drills down on being hyper-focused.

10 – Let’s Tell Some Miracle Stories

Miracles aren’t the most important thing, but they ARE important. Telling a few stories will increase our hope and faith during these challenging times.

16 – Family Games Bracket

On this week’s episode, the Work Tech Fun crew talks about the games that we’ve been playing while we are stuck inside, and we decide which family game is numero uno on the bracket! Plus, we talk about how we are handling quarantine.

05 – Ryan Hall Interview: Part 2

The second half of the Ryan Hall interview. Dean and Mitchell discuss Family, The Hall Steps Foundation and how Run for God connected to Ryan many years ago.

15 – Easter Reflections

This was the weirdest Easter that we have ever experienced, but parts of this Easter were actually more meaningful than past Easters. On this week’s podcast, we reflect on Easter, talk about vacation, and more.

04 – Ryan Hall Interview: Part 1

Mitchell interviews Olympian and fastest American Marathoner and Half-Marathoner, Ryan Hall. Dean and Mitchell discuss the first half of the interview as Ryan talks about the mental side of running.

14 – Official Top 10 Overrated

Everyone else is doing it while they are stuck at home, so we thought we would, too! We came up with our own list of things that everyone likes, but we don’t care for. Plus, we talk about talents we wish we had!

03 – Don’t Give Up/Steeplechasing

This week, Dean and Mitchell talk about not giving up when things get tough. In addition, Dean shares his thoughts on a lesser known track and field event called the Steeplechase.

13 – Dating Your Spouse with Lauren Hall

Marriage is an important relationship and it can often times be too quickly neglected. On this month’s episode of Hope Talk, we had a chance to talk with Lauren Hall from First Things First about what it looks like to maintain a proper relationship with your spouse. She explains that regular date nights can lead to a happier marriage, better spousal connection, and lower divorce rate.

06 – Jesus Overcomes Fear

Christians need to heed the genuine concerns during this challenging time. But the enemy would have us go beyond concern and cower in destructive fear. Christians have overcome fear and death in our Lord Jesus Christ.

04 – Journey With A Virus

With the current world health crisis, Ted and Brad talk about how it’s been to share hope and encouragement.

01 – I Wasn’t Offended by the Halftime Show

Super Bowl-halftime shows – it seems you either love them or hate them. Should a Christian even view this 10-15-minute spectacle, and if so, how should they have responded to the 2020 edition with J. Lo and Shakira? In this episode, Ted wonders if he should feel guilty for not being offended.

13 – Time Travel and Pizza

The world feels weird right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun or that we can’t learn something from it. In this episode, we talk about the TV we’re watching while in home quarantine, the worst and best pizza toppings, and what advice we might give ourselves if we could time-travel.

The 5K Challenge – Week 12: Silent Running With God and Race Day

In week 12, Ted, Mitchell, and Dean talk about the 5K Challenge race day and what to expect. In addition, they share a story about how running provides us with the silence we need to listen to God – a silence that the world doesn’t seem to provide anymore.

02 – Run for God Run Club

This week, Dean and Mitchell talk about how God’s perfect timing relates to all things, even running. In addition, Dean shares his thoughts on The Great Escape – a take on how running can be refuge in many ways.

12 – Movies and Quarantine

This week, we are all stuck working at home, so we talk about that experience. Plus we talk about the best loungewear and good movies to watch during quarantine! Also, please excuse the quality as we all recorded from the safety of our homes.

01a – Coronavirus Interruption

Dean and Mitchell share stories about perspective and how the coronavirus affects life and running, both positively and negatively. How have you reframed your thoughts during the time of pandemic?

The 5K Challenge – Week 11: Running with God and Lifestyle

In week 11 Ted, Mitchell, and Dean talk about how to make your new healthy habit a lifestyle instead of just a passing fad. In addition, they share a story that talks about experiencing God – not just about knowing God.

11 – We’re Not Ostriches (Coronavirus Edition)

There’s a lot going on in the world, and we’re talking about how to not just join in the noise of it all but instead, share hope and grow in compassion. We also talk cancelling the internet, cat-naming conundrums, and underrated technology devices.

The 5K Challenge – Week 10: Moving Past the Question

In week 10 the guys talk about how to make peace a constant part of your life. Running can change your life, but there are far greater impactful things to focus on.

01 – Instant and Disposable Culture

oin Dean and Mitchell as they share stories and discuss how running and our faith go hand in hand. This week they discuss how God’s timing is different than ours. In addition, they talk about the Instant and Disposable culture of today.

05 – Bob the Audiophile

Bob is an audiophile. He is a connoisseur of sound. And he comes by it honestly. His father was a groundbreaking inventor of speaker technology, the effects of which may have been key to winning World War II. Check out this week’s Bobcast for the story.

10 – #PrayForValidation

What on earth is going on with our cover image? Listen as we tell you about the fun array of objects you see when our podcast pops up. On this week’s episode, we also talk about the influence of social media on our posting choices and our desire to “be seen.”

The 5K Challenge – Week 9: What is Run for God?

In week 9 Ted, Mitchell, and Dean discuss what it is that makes us unique. In addition, they share a story about how, even in our darkest times, the light is usually on the way.

04 – 3 Million Proofs for the Resurrection

ComeOnLetsGo has reached a major benchmark: 3 million views of our stories! Bob talks about it in this week’s podcast, along with how these life-changing stories testify to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Bob’s own father turned to Christ after seeing lives dramatically changed.

09 – Our Dream Digital Lair

We can all dream, right? On this week’s episode, we dream about what our ideal digital space would look like including all of the latest technology! Plus, we give our initial gut reactions and talk out our most used emojis.

The 5K Challenge – Week 8: 5 Minute Mile and Concerto

In week 8 the guys are joined by Gaye Coker who helps us understand that it doesn’t matter how fast (or how slow) we are. It just matters that we are. In addition, they guys share a story about how God orchestrates the world around us – for our benefit.

12 – Praise and Worship with Jeff Eenigenburg

On this month’s episode of Hope Talk, we had a chance to talk with Worship Leader Jeff Eenigenburg about worship. We talked about the differences in praise and worship, where we have gone wrong in worship, and how to take worship outside of the 4-walls of the church, where it belongs.

03 – Love and What’s that Smell

Join Ted and Brad in this months edition of the Hafa Adai podcast, where they “chase the rabbit” or actually “the chicken to the chicken plant.” They also take us on their Dating and Relationship Journeys.
Whether you just need to get away for 45 minutes or need a laugh or even just a few eye rolls, it’s this month’s Ted and Brad Hafa Adai Podcast.

00 – The Intersection of Faith and Culture – Intro

How do you maneuver in today’s culture and maintain a Godly relationship while staying relevant to the world around us? The preview episode of “The Intersection of Faith and Culture” introduces us to this concept and to our host Ted Gocke and his guest host, Katie Smith.

03 – Biggest Advertising Campaign for Christ

Bob has for years prayed for the Christians in America (not the Mormons) to deliver first rate advertising. In fact, he has ambitions to be part of the biggest advertising campaign for Christ in history. (Or is it the largest? And is it media, not advertising?) Today’s Bobcast explains it all.

08 – We Used to Like TobyMac and People

On this week’s episode, we talk about how much technology has changed our interaction with other people from self-checkouts, grocery pickup, self-service ATMs and more. We also talk about overrated and underrated music and the decade-old question: iPhone vs. Android.

The 5K Challenge – Week 7: Motivation and Jesus Wept

In week 7 Ted, Mitchell, and Dean share ways to stay motivated when the going gets tough. In addition, the guys share a story based on the shortest verse in the Bible.

02 – Intentional Avoidance

Jesus says “I will make you fishers of men.” But how is this like real fishing? Bob talks about his passion for this verse and a phenomenon in our culture he terms “Intentional Avoidance.” ComeOnLetsGo is an effort to overcome this trend in our world.

07 – Sheltered Thoughts from Unpolitical People

On this week’s episode, we address the dreaded topic…POLITICS. But we address it in a different way than you might think. We talk about the way politics have changed with digital advertising and social media and how each of us respond to this.

The 5K Challange – Week 6: Weight Loss and The Turning Point

In week 6 Ted, Mitchell, and Dean talk about weight loss. There are no diets here – just common-sense approaches to eating more healthy. In addition, they share a story about how a doctor came into running because of his observations in the medical field.

01 – What should we call this?

My longtime colleague Dean Arnold hosts the show, and we talk about what it will be named. (Still haven’t named it yet! Your suggestions welcomed.) But in this segment we discuss my journey from lots of microphone time and audio limelight to behind-the-scenes service, and now leading as an executive and founder to encourage the kind of growth that allows the next generation to flourish.

06 – Personality Types

On this week’s episode, we talk about the Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, and other personality tests. Plus, we talk about other personality traits, and we put on our doomsday mindsets and talk about snow.

The 5K Challenge – Week 5: Stretching, Core and Hurry

In week 5 the guys are joined by Andy Meyer again as they discuss stretching and core strength – what it is, how to approach it and why it is so important. In addition, they discuss a quote from a children’s story and how it applies to all of us, both when we’re running, and every day!

05 – I’m Always Listening

“Hey Siri.” We’ve all said it, and we expect our iPhones to respond. But in order to have our phones respond, they have to be listening to us all the time preparing for us to call the command out at any second. On this episode, we talk about the power and creepiness of technology.

The 5K Challenge – Week 4: Injuries and The Long Haul

In week 4 Ted, Mitchell, and Dean are joined by University of Tennessee-Chattanooga cross country and track coach Andy Meyer. Andy, who is a physical therapist, discusses injuries – how to avoid them, and deal with them if you have them. In addition, the guys talk about a story of overcoming the schemes of the devil by using a 1-2 punch!

11 – Unbiblical Statements Christians Believe

Maybe you have heard a pastor or Christian say, “The Bible says…” and proceed to quote something that is not from the Bible. It happens more than we may ever realize. On this month’s episode, we talk about 7 unbiblical statements that Christians sometimes believe.

02 – Faith Journey

On this episode of the Haffa Day Podcast Brad and Ted take us on their “Faith Journey,” We learn how God used “pancakes” to lead Brad to Christ.

04 – Amateur Podcasters Are Athletes

On this week’s episode, Deanna is missing, so we took the opportunity to talk about sports. You can hear our take on the Kansas/Kansas State brawl and the celebrity status of college athletes. We also talk about underrated TV shows and some music we’ve been streaming.

The 5K Challenge – Week 3: Gear and Run Your Race

In week 3 Chad Varga joins Ted, Mitchell and Dean again to talk about Running gear and what you need to get started in the sport of running. In addition, they discuss a story about “Running Your Own Race.” They discuss the importance of focusing on what we do, both in running and in our walk with Christ.

03 – Nightmare Job Vs. Dream Job

On this week’s episode, the crew talks about karaoke experiences and how we would spend $10 million dollars. In addition, you can hear our dream jobs AND nightmare jobs including public speaking, farming, and more. Click play, subscribe, and enjoy!

The 5K Challenge – Week 2: Shoes and Fellowship

In week 2 Chad Varga, owner of Front Runner Athletics, talks with Ted, Mitchell and Dean about running shoes. They share the critical aspects of the most important piece of equipment for a runner. In addition, they share a story from a reluctant runner. She came for the Bible study and stayed for the run!

02 – Literally, Christians Are Too Uptight

In this week’s episode, we talk about some of the Shark Tank products we’ve seen and tried, how we lather our soap in the shower, and Christians’ tendencies to be a little too uptight. We talk about what it might have been like to sit around the fire with Jesus and His disciples and how Jesus might respond to the way Christians act today.

The 5K Challenge – Week 1: Introduction

Mitchell and Ted discuss how Run for God started with seven words from a friend, and a few T-shirts. The story is one only God can write. Dean shares the mission and objectives of the 5K Challenge. Get started with them on a 12-week journey you will never forget!

01 – New Year, New Podcast, New Resolutions

Listen to the first episode of Work Tech Fun where we introduce ourselves, talk about our saltiest moments, and discuss New Year’s Resolutions. From making New Year’s goals or aspirations, reflecting back on the past, or completely avoiding resolutions, we talk about several approaches to the New Year.

01 – The Beginnings

In this inaugural episode of the Ted & Brad Hafa Adai Podcast, the guys introduce themselves and discuss their radio journeys. We learn the differences between celebrating New Years on the West and East Coasts. We also learn about Brad’s love for fudge, Ted’s craving for White Castles, and just what does “Hafa Adai” mean anyway?

10 – New Year’s Resolutions

We haven’t done a podcast since last year…
A New Year, a New Us…
New Year’s Celebrations can become cliche because of the resolutions that people make but don’t stick to. In this month’s episode of Hope Talk, we talk about our problems with New Year’s Resolutions and how we might be able to make more Godly changes in 2020.

09 – Christmas Traditions

Christmas traditions are fun with family, but they can also have a deeper and more important purpose. In this month’s episode of The Hope Talk Podcast, we talk about our favorite traditions and the reason they are so meaningful. The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by ComeOnLetsGo. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

00 – Work Tech Fun

It’s coming weekly starting in January, but in the meantime enjoy a one-minute preview of what you can expect on the Work Tech Fun podcast. Welcome to the crew!

08 – Christmas Spending with Deanna

Christmas can get expensive, but a little bit of planning can help to spend more wisely at Christmas time. In this month’s episode of the Hope Talk Podcast, we talk about spending wisely on Christmas gifts, decorations, travel, and charitable giving. The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by ComeOnLetsGo. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

07 – Misconceptions of Christianity

On this month’s episode of Hope Talk, we looked at some of the most common misconceptions of Christianity. Maybe you have heard that Christianity is just a list of rules, Jesus fixes all of our problems, or all Christians believe the same thing. All of these misconceptions will be addressed with both the truth and the misunderstandings behind them. The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by ComeOnLetsGo. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

06 – Financial Planning with Bobby Daniels

Finances can be one of the most depressing issues for Americans today. Between debt, financial stress, and uncertainty about the future, finances can cause a lot of problems for Americans.
On this month’s episode of Hope Talk, we had a chance to sit down with financial coach Bobby Daniels and talk about making a plan to overcome financial struggles no matter where you are financially.
The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by Come On Lets Go. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

05 – Motherhood with a Panel of Moms

On this month’s episode of Hope Talk, we had a chance to sit down with a panel of moms and talk about the unique challenges, adventures, and learning experiences that come with motherhood. Listen to advice, encouragement, and real life moments with experienced moms who still admit they don’t have it all figured out.
The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by Come On Lets Go. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

04 – Hope for Teens with Cody Smith

Many teens struggle with depression, and it is only amplified by social media. In this episode of Hope Talk, we sat down with Cody Smith, a student minister at Rock Bridge Community Church (Hixson Campus) to discuss how teens struggling with depression can find hope.
The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by Come On Lets Go. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

03 – Men in Church with Randy Thomas

Many men feel like church is a “ladies only” atmosphere, but the church was actually started by a man who discipled 12 men. Pastor, Randy Thomas, talks about why the church has seen this transition and how this misconception can be changed in the church. The Hope Talk podcast is brought to you by ComeOnLetsGo. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

02 – Making a Financial Plan with the Thurmans

Husband and wife, saver and spender, and money experts Garry and Rhonda Thurman from Guardian Investment and Accounting talk about the best way to make a plan to find hope in your finances. Money management can seem hopeless, but with a plan, that hopeless can be turned around. The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by Come On Lets Go. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

01 – Raising Your Kids with Ashley Wade

Mom and Director of Children’s Ministries, Ashley Wade, sat down with us to give advice on raising your kids to find hope and grow spiritually.

The Hope Talk Podcast is brought to you by ComeOnLetsGo. To find out more, visit ComeOnLetsGo.com.

00 – Introduction to Hope Talk

Experience hope through all of life’s situations by hearing from friends, experts, and other people just like you. Subscribe to the podcast to keep experiencing hope.

December 31, 2018 – Baby Boomer Retirement Concerns, Annuities, and Investment Success

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes explain annuities, DIY portfolios, measuring investment success, and baby boomer retirement concerns. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

December 24, 2018 – Explaining Annuities, DIY Portfolios, and Measuring Investment Success

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes explain annuities, DIY portfolios, measuring investment success, and baby boomer retirement concerns. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

December 17, 2018 – Staying Calm During Market Volatility, Long-term care options, and Inflation Concerns

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss class information, staying calm during market volatility, RMDs, Long-term care options, and inflation concerns. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

December 10, 2018 – Emotional Investing, Preparing for Retirement Taxation, and “Guaranteed Income”

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss when to claim Social Security, emotional investing, Medicare open enrollment, preparing for retirement taxation, and “guaranteed income.” To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

December 3, 2018 – Mid-Terms and the Market, Retirement Planning Mistakes, and Retirement “Buckets”

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss midterms and the market, retirement planning mistakes, the annual election period, balancing investments and guaranteed income, and retirement “buckets.” To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

November 26, 2018 – Annual Election Period, Different Types of Annuities, and A Simple Way to Beat a Bear Market

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the annual election period, the differences between different types of annuities, retirement tax strategies, and a “simple way to beat a bear market.” To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

November 19, 2018 – Midterms and the Market, 401k Contributions in the New Year, and Future Healthcare Preparations

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the “meat and potatoes” of good retirement planning, midterms and the market, increased 401k contributions in 2019, regrets/tax planning in retirement, and future healthcare preparations. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

November 12, 2018 – Social Security Withdraw Strategies, Elections and Market Volatility, and Medicare Changes

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss planning for retirement early, Social Security withdrawal strategies, elections and market volatility, Medicare changes, and preparing for RMDs. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

November 5, 2018 – Market Correction Preparedness, Lotteries, and Inflation

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss market correction preparedness, lotteries, pensions and annuities, long-term care planning, investment fees, and inflation. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

October 29, 2018 – RMD Pre-Planning, Saving Beyond 401ks, and Tax Saving Strategies

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss RMD Pre-planning, saving beyond 401ks Medicare annual election period, Tucker Carlson Q&A, and tax saving strategies. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

October 22, 2018 – Market Pullback Concerns, Living on More Than Social Security, and Medicare Annual Election Period

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss market pullback concerns, living on more than social security, Medicare annual election period, and measuring up to others in retirement. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

October 15, 2018 – Black Monday, Investment Fees, and Life Insurance

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss Medicare’s annual election period, Black Monday and how a market cash could affect retirement, investment fees (portfolio fee analysis), 401ks and social security taxation, and life insurance. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

October 8, 2018 – Interest Rate Hikes, Medicare’s Annual Election Period, and Retirement Myths and Mistakes

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss interest rate hikes, Medicare’s annual election period, fees and knowing what you’re paying for, and retirement myths and mistakes. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

October 1, 2018 – Annuity X-Ray Offer, Long Term Care Insurance, and Increasing the Age Limit for IRA Contributions

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss annuity x-ray offer, long-term care insurance and alternatives, increasing the age limit for IRA contributions and market correction worry. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

September 24, 2018 – When to Take Social Security, Retirement Income Needs, and Early Withdraws

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss deciding when to take social security, taxes in retirement, calculating income tax needs in retirement, and early withdraws from retirement accounts. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com. 

September 17, 2018 – Informed Spouses, Cash Flow and Spending Strategy, and Protecting Your Money

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss their retirement course, football strategy vs. retirement strategy, having both spouses informed of retirement plans, having a “cash flow and spending strategy,” and Patrick Kelly and protecting your money. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

September 10, 2018 – Living Longer, Reducing Retirement Stress, and Using Technology to Help Retirement

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the updated September class dates, living longer, reducing stress in retirement, using technology to help your retirement/robo-advisors, and RMD’s and tax reduction. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

September 3, 2018 – The Historic Bull Market, RMD’s and Tax Planning, and Paying Back a Pension

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the historic bull market, choosing a financial advisor, cash value in life insurance, RMD’s and tax planning, and having to pay back a pension. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

August 27, 2018 – Cash Savings, Withdrawing Money, and Preparing for Healthcare Expenses

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss new course dates, keeping too much savings in cash, when to withdraw money from which source, Patrick Kelly and the stock market, and preparing for healthcare expenses. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

August 20, 2018 – Retirement Planning, Claiming Social Security, and RMDs

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss how far ahead of retirement to begin planning, not running out of money over the course of time, claiming social security, and required minimum distributions (RMDs). To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

August 13, 2018 – Working in Retirement, Workplace Retirement Accounts, and Taxes in Retirement

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss working in retirement by choice or necessity, workplace retirement accounts, taxes in retirement, and meeting with a financial advisor. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

August 6, 2018 – Wealth Accumulation Versus Distribution, Healthcare Costs, and RMDs

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss wealth accumulation versus distribution, healthcare costs, stocks in retirement portfolios, and RMDs. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

July 30, 2018 – Underestimating Retirement Money, Higher Taxes in Retirement, and Single Premium Immediate Annuities

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss planning for retirement 3 to 5 years ahead of time, underestimating how much money you will need for retirement, higher taxes in retirement, and single premium immediate annuities. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

July 23, 2018 – Retiring Early and Delaying Social Security, Tweaking Your Tax Strategy, and Planning for Long Term Care

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss retiring early and delaying Social Security, tweaking your tax strategy, and planning for long-term care. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

July 16, 2018 – 401k’s and Diversification, Taxes and Social Security, “Splitting” Your Retirement, and the Fiduciary Rule

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss 401k’s and Diversification, Taxes and Social Security, “Splitting” Your Retirement, and the Fiduciary Rule. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

July 9, 2018 – “Doomed” Pensions, Fixed Index Annuities, and Online Retirement Calculators

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss “doomed” pensions, fixed index annuities, online retirement calculators, and reacting to the market. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

July 2, 2018 – Reducing Retirement Stress, Investment Plan vs. Retirement Income Plan, and Factoring in a Possible Inheritance

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss strategies to reduce stress in retirement, investment plan vs. retirement income plan, and how to factor a possible inheritance into a retirement plan. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

June 18, 2018 – Market Worry, Negative Social Security Cash Flow, and Pros and Cons of Annuities

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss market worry, negative social security cash flow, figuring out retirement expenses, and the pros and cons of annuities. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

June 11, 2018 – Politics and the Market, Medicare and General Health Care, and Filing for Social Security Early

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement Group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss taxes in retirement, politics and the market/retirement, Medicare and general health care, and filing for Social Security early. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

June 4, 2018 – Longevity Risks, Social Security Planning, and Taxes in Retirement

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss longevity risks, the down market’s effect on retirement, social security planning, and taxes in retirement. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

May 28, 2018 – Challenges of Higher Interest Rates, Investing in the Stock Market, and State Pension Plans

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss challenges of higher interest rates, investing in the stock market, and State Pension Plans. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

May 21, 2018 – Financial Advisors, The New Age of Retirement, and Annuities to Fund Pensions

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the role of a financial advisor, the shifting age of retirement, FedEx’s use of annuities as pensions, and why people put off retirement. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

May 14, 2018 – Retirement Income, Moving Your 401K, and Social Security Claim Strategies

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss pension Problems for GE, generating income for stress-free retirement, moving a 401K when you change jobs, and social security claim strategies. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

May 7, 2018 – Expectations for the Stock Market, Tax Cut Bill, and Inflation

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss market volatility, the Tax Cut bill and its effect on taxes, the effects of inflation on retirement planning, and how to build healthcare into your retirement. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

April 30, 2018 – Expectations for the Stock Market, Tax Cut Bill, and Inflation

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss market volatility, the Tax Cut bill and its effect on taxes, the effects of inflation on retirement planning, and how to build healthcare into your retirement. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

April 23, 2018 – Retirement Crisis, Long-Term Care, and Tax Reform

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the possibility of a retirement crisis, the necessity of long-term care, and another potential tax reform. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

April 16, 2018 – The Future of Taxes, Timing the Market, and Pensions for Teachers

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the ease of taxes in the future, the possibility of timing the market, and pensions for teachers in Kentucky. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

April 9, 2018 – Social Security Benefits, Taxes, and Volatility in the Market

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss Social Security benefits, taxes for the upcoming tax season, and the volatility in the market. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

April 2, 2018 – Annuities, Long-Term Retirement Plans, and Universal Life Insurance

Listen as Rick and Granger Hughes from Hughes Retirement group teach you how to put together a playbook to help you financially. In this episode, the Hughes discuss the meaning of “financially fragile,” the use of annuities, the best places to put money as your approach retirement, and the long-term effects of universal life insurance. To find out more about Hughes Retirement Group, visit HughesRetirementGroup.com.

Brad, Dean, and Diane

Listen as we conclude the PCM Podcast with Brad, Dean, and Diane!

Fun With the Interns

Listen as Jared shares some exciting moments with the summer interns at Partners For Christian Media!

Justin, Linda, and Bob

Listen as Jared sits down with Justin, Bob, and Linda and learns some interesting (and almost true) facts about them!

Clark, Luke, and Shannon

Listen as Jared interviews Clark, Luke, and Shannon about the fun we have here at PCM on a daily basis!

Dawn, Sharon, and Chris

Listen as Jared is outnumbered by the women and gets to know some more of the awesome employees at Partners for Christian Media!

Brett, Stephanie, And Joel

Listen as Jared sits down with Brett, Stephanie, and Joel to get to know them better!

Ted, Fatima, And Richard

Listen as our weekend host, Jared, gets to know some of our employees here at Partners For Christian Media!

Kaitlin and Carson

Listen as Jared sits down with 2 of the Partners For Christian Media part-timers, Carson and Kaitlin, and makes them answer some interesting questions!

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