Grade A Nation

Grade A Nation

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E159: Singing with Soul! A Chat with Singer-Songwriter Amy Evans
August 11, 2022

Amy Evans visits to chat about how growing up in Portland, Oregon influenced her as an artist, why Adele is one of several artists she admires, if it is ever possible to turn off the noise of a musical mind thinking about new ideas, her spiritual upbringi

E158: Online Dating Made Easy? Talking Hovalo with Founder Koen Geron!
August 05, 2022

Koen Geron saw that working professionals did not have the time to maintain online dating profiles and communicate with their matches. He has founded an online dating management service called Hovalo, where people that are too busy to seek out a connectio

E157: Making Outdoor TV Programming with Brad Clay
July 27, 2022

Brad Clay, the host of Final Descent Outdoors on the Pursuit Channel and WildTV, talks about conceptualizing and assembling a hunting show that integrates messages of faith and family. We chat about the mechanics of getting a TV show off the ground, diffi

E156: Addressing Burnout with Life Coach Dex Randall!
July 12, 2022

Dex Randall is a professional coach that works with people experiencing burnout. Dex discusses his own experiences with burnout and a health scare that led him to transition into serving as a life coach to help others. We chat about the epidemic of burnou

E155: Discount Sucka Holiday Travel Commotion!
July 05, 2022

Self-proclaimed relationship expert Michael Ficus describes how an airplane trip over the July 4th weekend to see Lionel Richie resulted in him wearing a Depends undergarment to stop his nose from bleeding. He feels anguish after being called a 'Discount

E154: Stargazy Pie -- A Great Up-and-Coming Band!
June 28, 2022

On this intallment of Grade A Nation, Chris Thomas chats with all members of the band Stargazy Pie (Jack Stoker, Logan Chernoske, Logan Neville-Neil, and Sulli Olson-Rexroat). The band discusses their roots, aspirations, making a music video, the supporti

E153: Remote Assistants? Chatting with ChatterBoss CEO Valerie Trapunsky
June 22, 2022

Valerie Trapunsky, CEO and Founder of the company ChatterBoss, talks about starting a service that selects remote assistants for entrepreneurs. Valerie discusses why some entrepreneurs have transitioned to remote assistants, the qualities of effective rem

E152: Save The Canvas! A Chat with Business Owner Ruth Rogers
June 14, 2022

Ruth Rogers is the owner and operator of The Canvas, a dining and creative space in the United Kingdom. The Canvas provides meals to those in need, as well as serving as a meeting place for events like art shows and group networking. It is clear The Canva

E151: Pump Up the Fitness with 65 Year Old Bodybuilder "Granny Guns!"
May 31, 2022

On this installment of Grade A Nation, Chris Thomas chats with Marlene Flowers, a fitness guru that recently started participating in competitive bodybuilding at age 65. Marlene (also known as "Granny Guns" to those who follow her on social media) has exp

E150: Recording Artist and Former American Idol Finalist Nadia Turner!
May 26, 2022

Nadia Turner offers revealing and in-depth details about the many hats she has worn over the years. From being a Miami Dolphins cheerleader, singing at the G8 World Summit in front of Bill Clinton and Vladimir Putin, being a Top 8 finalist on American Ido