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The Kent Lapp Podcast features long-form, in-person conversations that explore and inform. It centers around three big categories: freedom of thought, living the full human experience, and leveraging our personal opportunities and responsibilities to build a brighter future for everyone. Or to put it another way, this podcast is about what you believe, build, and enjoy. Expect a variety of subjects including: physical & mental health, economics & entrepreneurship, social & political issues, ...
 
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Sam Allberry talks with Kent about some hard questions facing Christianity today. Questions like, Is there a God, what’s the purpose of scripture, what to make of Hell, what are the non-negotiable beliefs, and much more. Join us as we dive in to Christian Apologetics to help shed some light on these important topics. --- Sam is a pastor, apologist,…
 
Joanna Barbera talks with Kent about her meditation & mindfulness practice, while incorporating her passion and experience with music and songwriting, as well as helpful breathing exercises, her experiences with Ayahuasca and more. --- Joanna is a Nashville-based mindfulness mentor, intuitive guide, Kundalini Yoga and meditation instructor and a si…
 
Karyl Fowler talks with Kent about why and how she founded Transmute, how supply chains currently work and what the far-reaching implications are for Blockchain technology, lessons she learned from a recent fund-raising round, what being a female founder is like in the tech space, surveillance capitalism, international trade agreements and more. --…
 
Jason Fields talks with Kent about his exceptional life-story and the remarkable evidences of God along the way. --- If you're enjoying this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts? It takes less than 45 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests as well as new listeners. …
 
Guy Goldstein talks w/ Kent about his story, what led to the founding of WriterDuet, the common denominator's of successful screenwriter's and scriptwriter's, switching between the brain's business mode and creative mode, some of his favorite business principles and a bunch more. --- Guy is the Founder and CEO of WriterDuet, a simple and powerful s…
 
Jonathan Dodson talks with Kent about his experience donating one of his kidneys and how that has led to multiple meaningful conversations, his book Our Good Crisis, Overcoming Moral Chaos with the Beatitudes, how he got into ministry, church in a post-pandemic age, the cultural forces we're experiencing in the church today, and much more. --- Jona…
 
Arielle Isaac Norman talks with Kent about being raised Mormon, her transition into becoming a polyamorous lesbian, her vision for the Republican Party, why America is so divided and what to do about it, and plenty more. --- Arielle Isaac Norman is an Austin-based, nationally touring comedian & a polyamorous post-Mormon lesbian. As both a standup c…
 
Matt Alvarez (owner, @soundshedstudios) talks with Kent about getting the call from Joe Rogan to build his new podcast studio in Austin TX, the super-short timeline he had to get it done, outfitting the cylindrical room for good audio, dealing w/ a few haters of Joe's new space, the future of the podcast industry, tips for setting up a good studio,…
 
Colleen Reidelbach talks with Kent about the social and political changes in Austin TX, the city's move to defund the police while using those funds for abortions, how she successfully navigates her full time career in tech while being a mom, her work at Acklen Avenue and much more. "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" --- Colleen is …
 
Todd Engstrom talks with Kent about his journey from chemistry to ministry, the culture of Austin TX, missional & leadership strategies of the Austin Stone Community Church, non-celebrity church culture, parenting, and much more. --- Todd is the Executive Pastor of Ministry Strategies at The Austin Stone Community Church, in Austin TX. He has serve…
 
Renji Bijoy talks with Kent about founding his tech startup "immersed", why Elon Musk is his dream mentor, being named one of Forbe's 30 under 30, how he incorporates his faith into the fast-paced world of tech, and how virtual reality is changing the future of workspaces forever, his story and much more. --- Renji is the founder and CEO of immerse…
 
Andy Schoonover talks with Kent about the state of health care in America, why it's so broken and what to do about it, the data supporting the advocacy of contraception for pregnancy care centers but the opposition this view faces, what non-profits can learn from for-profit businesses, as well as selling his company for over $100m, renting the Face…
 
Josh Scott talks with Kent about Progressive Christianity, Richard Rohr, the Transgender Movement and more. --- Josh has been a pastor for the last two decades. He is now the lead pastor of Gracepointe Church. The focus of his work is reimagining, reframing, and reclaiming faith through a Progressive Christian lens. Josh is married to Carla, and th…
 
Cole Schafer talks with Kent about why his creative writing is provocative, the differences between creative writing and copywriting, effective copywriting tips, insights from the Amish on Masculine & Feminine energies, his story, his books, and much more. --- Cole writes pretty words and sells things for a living. He is an accomplished copywriter …
 
Chase & Katie Kemp tell the heartbreaking story of losing their 5 year old son, Job, to cancer in 2017. Death stings and cancer sucks, but this is ultimately a story of hope. The two goals for this episode are: a) To point people to the hope found only in Christ when enduring suffering. b) To encourage those who have experienced a similar loss. ---…
 
Allen Dixon, Mac Harper & Kent share their favorite stories, experiences and learnings from 2020. Buckle up. --- Allen Dixon is a top-producing real estate agent and investor in Nashville. Mac Harper is a recent graduate from the Police Academy and serves as a police officer in middle TN. --- If you're enjoying this podcast, would you please consid…
 
Andrew McGarrity talks with Kent about raising venture capital, Bright Trip, traveling with kids and more. --- Andrew is the co-founder and CEO of BrightTrip. He was also the founder and CEO of Thrivist, which he successfully sold to Ingram Content Group in 2017. He also has a background in International Relations. In the early 2000’s Andrew worked…
 
Ray Ortlund talks with Kent about his recent Elk hunt, why he wrote his latest book on the rampant issue of porn, why porn is a personal integrity and social justice issue, and why he sees it as the single biggest stumbling-block sidelining men today, as well as a deep dive on the theology of suffering (does God allow suffering? does suffering come…
 
TJ Tims talks with Kent about why he chose to write his PhD thesis on Plausibility Structures and the New Commandment (John 13:34-35), the 5 keys of Plausibility Structures and their significance in everyday thoughts, beliefs and actions, plus what worked and what didn’t in the recent pastoral succession at Immanuel Nashville, what it was like to f…
 
Dr. Dustin Howard is the founder and chief trainer and therapist for Dr. Dustin Howard Physical Therapy where they provide concierge physical therapy and personal training for active adults to move from painful to painfree and fit. REMINDER: We are launching the first ever book club on the KLP and I think this could be really great. Basically a gro…
 
Fadi Bousamra comes back to the studio to discuss how solar energy and fossil fuels make energy MORE expensive, the basics of how global trade works, have NAFTA explained, how Trump won the immigrant vote, and much more. Fadi is the Chief Investment Officer and Assistant Treasurer for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, ov…
 
New York Times Best-selling author and political commentator Stephen Mansfield joins the show to discuss the big names in politics, including Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Amy Coney Barrett. We also discuss what's next for the Trump family, Mike Pence and the Republican Party, the seeming mismanagement of the Trump campaign, the state…
 
We are joined by Justin Biltonen of 3 Doors Down as he tells us about how he became the bassist for 3 Doors Down, playing at Trump's inauguration, the hit song "Kryptonite", and Justin's assessment of country music, among much more. Southern born and bred, Justin Biltonen is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter known as the bassist for alt-rock tast…
 
Travis Brown covers a few hot topics in the US government ranging from the Judicial Branch, the Electoral College, and the controversy surrounding Amy Coney Barrett. We also discuss whether Roe v. Wade will be overturned. Travis is a lawyer at the Tennessee Attorney General's office; he’s one sharp tack, he’s very well versed in all things governme…
 
Sam recently moved from the great state of California to the even greater state of Tennessee, for reasons we discuss on the podcast, which was partly why i wanted to have him on but also because he is an expert on, and passionate about Civil War history; how it has shaped our nation, the effects to this day, etc. --- If you're enjoying this podcast…
 
Pastor Jeremy Rose of the Axis Church in Nashville, TN, joins us today to talk about Cancel Culture & Alcohol, his COVID-19 experience, why pastors should exercise, the biggest threat to the modern church, and much more. Jeremy is the founding lead pastor of The Axis Church in Nashville, TN. A godly, pastoral, sincere, ambitious and generous man; w…
 
Today we are joined by Bill Seaver to discuss how perseverance is undervalued and the wisdom of "just keep swimming", losing his business to the March 3rd Nashville tornado, what he has learned in leadership, what social media has turned us into, and much more. Bill is the President and CEO of Techno-Aide, a strong family man, elder, and school-boa…
 
Today we bring our past guest Matthew Hawkins on to get his perspective on our political moment and why he is pushing for reform in our political witness as believers in Christ. We also discuss the John Piper/Wayne Grudem disagreement on voting, whether Christians should vote for the policy or the person, and much more. Matt co-hosts the Crossing F…
 
Kent, Andrew, and Wayne Wolf discuss a variety of topics including Wayne's COVID-19 experience, his thoughts on the virus, preventing career politicians, the misconceptions on masks and their effectiveness, America's trends towards socialism and capitalism, and much more. The Kent Lapp Podcast Show Links: Apple Podcasts: https://tinyurl.com/vfv2vgw…
 
Our popular guest on the show, Patrick Miller, joins us once again to focus primarily on QANon: what the conspiracy is, how Trump and Covid-19 is involved with it, child sex trafficking, the power of confirmation bias, the ties between Black Lives Matter and Marxism, and much more. You can learn more about Patrick on his IG account, @urban.amish, t…
 
Julian Vaca joins the show, and we get deep into his creative mind, discussing his current documentary ("Journey to World’s First: The K-25 Story"), what makes good voiceover work, work, the process and belief systems necessary to write good fiction, and plenty more. You can view the documentary here: https://youtu.be/inLmdClHnps Julian is an autho…
 
Jamie George shares his thoughts on human nature’s gravitational pull towards certainty, how that can be used to manipulate behavior, some great thoughts on parenting, finding purpose in life, the beliefs that brought us Nazi Germany, and much more. Jamie is the Founder and Executive Coach at Jamie George Transformational Coaching, the Founder, Exe…
 
Today on the show we have our good friend, Mr. Chris Thomas. In addition to catching up, we discuss the controversial Netflix show Cuties & whether Netflix should be cancelled, the racial and political turmoil in our country, what he is learning through his various small businesses, and much more. Chris is passionate about small business, creating …
 
Today we give you our conversation with Victoria Getz. We cover practical issues as dealing with anxiety, overcoming your inner demons, dealing with numbness, depression and loss, the benefit of breathing exercises, mediation and journaling, and much, much more. We really appreciated having Victoria on the show and truly hope you find it both helpf…
 
We are joined by the beautiful, ambitious and fun-loving lady herself, Miss Tequila Johnson. We had a great time discussing why voting matters, what it’s like to be a black woman in America, black culture; both why it matters and why it’s more fun, defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, systemic racism and her hope for the future, The Equity All…
 
Kent is joined by the powerful man himself, Mr. Chad Stephens. We get into his strict morning routine, why he goes to bed at 8:00 pm, the overreach of government during the virus, his investment strategy, breathing techniques, the unfortunate choice we are now presented in having to vote either the person or policy in the upcoming presidential elec…
 
Our guest today is Dr. Stephen Reisman, medical doctor of the Mind & Body Medical Center based in Brentwood, TN. We sit down and discuss ever-relevant respiratory viruses, the holistic health approach and how these approaches are used in treating cancer, why traditional medicine is missing the obvious benefits of such an approach, Intravenous Vitam…
 
We are joined today by our very own Barnabas Piper, author, speaker, and co-host of the Happy Rant Podcast. We discuss his new book, what he’s learning since going full time on staff at church, writing, the state of the church, what it means to be a receiving cynic, and a bunch more including such fascinating topics such as the logical and most obv…
 
We are joined today by Tom Woodard, a social entrepreneur and CEO of three (!) companies in Nashville, TN. We sit down and discuss liberal cities in conservative states, the allure of big cities, the connection between autism and creativity, the rules of communication in advertising, how boredom is good for creativity, how to be a better storytelle…
 
We will warn you in advance; this conversation is like getting a tour of the most magnificent safari, in a Ferrari. You’re going to want to strap in and you may even find the pause and rewind buttons helpful as well. David Filson is a pastor, a theologian, a professor and legitimately one of the smartest people I’ve met. But i don’t think that’s wh…
 
Kent sits down with his long-time friend Mary June Miller and discuss how there is no grace in changing your mind, misconceptions on CrossFit, the CrossFit snobbery culture, crying during workouts, whether we as humans have masculine and feminine essence/polarities, and how the Bible connects with modern medicine and the concept of "progress". Mary…
 
Today, Kent sits down with Jason Ridgel, the founder of Guidance Whiskey, which we of course both consume and discuss on the show. He’s also founded other cool ventures including Hydrate the Hood, which sells mineral infused water bottles that provides a safe alternative to drinking straight tap water, which if you didn’t know, is not a good idea. …
 
Full spectrum infrared sauna, float tanks, Russian bathhouses, her background in luxury PR in NYC, surviving 9/11, the documentary Fantastic Fungi, medical use of psychedelics, personal rejuvenation, navigating the shutdown in small business, the Presidential Debates and more. Candice Bruder has a background in luxury PR in NYC and is the founder o…
 
Kent and Shelby discuss what being a news reporter is like and what the position entails, knowing she wanted to be a news reporter as early as the 5th grade, tone of voice in news reporting, the most interesting people she has interviewed, her personal favorite interviews, the integrity of the news, and The Newsroom Show. They also discuss her move…
 
This episode is all about spiritual abuse and abuse of power, including sexual abuse. Some examples, how to identify it, deal with it, heal from it and find hope. Joe and Rachel share their personal stories, and their motivation behind launching their podcast, Control Freak Christianity. This conversation is sometimes difficult, often heavy, and ye…
 
Moving to America at age 13 without his parents to becoming Chief Investment Officer of Nashville's top performing $3.2b pension fund. Fadi’s story, surviving rocket attacks as a 9 year old, the unrest in his native country of Lebanon and the Middle East, the lessons we can apply to America, the role of economics, opportunities and jobs in our curr…
 
Politics, Government, polarity of the news and social media, why Congress introduce laws designed to fail, what its like to work on Capitol Hill for the ERLC, the now frenzy pace of the news cycle, Trump and the news, religion and politics, surviving a heart attack at age 40, why he is pursuing his PhD in Public Theology, and more. Matt is a PhD st…
 
The big principles and takeaways from his new book Revenue Harvest: A Sales Leader’s Almanac for Planning the Perfect Year, how he got into sales, past career experiences, why he moved his family from Nashville to rural Kentucky, annoying a pretty girl in the airport then marrying her, and plenty more. Nigel Green's Bio: Nigel Green is a consultant…
 
Phillip’s story (he lost both parents by the age of 12), the origins and journey of their premium Italian fashion brand: Peter Nappi, his past business ventures, his recent franchise startup Vavia and more. Phillip is the founder and CEO of Vavia, a technology based waste removal franchise. Vavia is Italian for “it goes away”, you can find out more…
 
Travis's role at the TN Attorney General's Office, the form and function of government, the importance of involvement in local politics, the current political turmoil, the movie "Just Mercy" and a whole bunch more. Travis Brown's Bio: Travis was born in Augusta, Georgia and raised in the Gulf Coast city of Mobile, Alabama. His life has been a glori…
 
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