Life’s Tough: YOU can be TOUGHER! Podcast

Along with Host Dustin Plantholt, guests and listeners share their real and vulnerable life stories of overcoming unique challenges and struggles to inspire and motivate each other towards personal fortitude, healing, growth and empowerment. The Life’s Tough Podcast is inspired by the life story and journey of Host Dustin PlantHolt. The Podcast is geared toward men and women ages 18 and older.

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Life’s Tough, but Rick Tirelli is TOUGHER, solving nearly 600 homicide cases as one of NYPD’s greatest detectives.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Rick Tirelli, retired NYPD homicide detective, Film Producer at Kauffman Films, and entertainment industry’s technical advisor for crime documentaries, films and TV shows. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on March 10th, 2021 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Mallory Weggemann is TOUGHER, smashing limitations in and out of the pool!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast this week features Mallory Weggemann, two-time American Paralympian swimmer who holds 15 world records and 34 American records, highly sought-after motivational speaker, and author of her upcoming memoir Limitless: The Power of Hope and Resilience to Overcome Circumstance. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on March 3rd at 7 p.m. (EST), and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast this week features Julia Golding, humanitarian, podcaster, and internationally acclaimed author best known for her Cat Royal series and The Companions Quartet.

Dustin Plantholt’s Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast this week features Julia Golding, humanitarian, podcaster, and internationally acclaimed author best known for her Cat Royal series and The Companions Quartet. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on February 17th, 2021 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Dr. Philip Stieg is TOUGHER, showing the world how to harness the power of the brain‪!‬

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast this week features Dr. Philip Stieg, internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon and Chairman & Founder of the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center—the leading center for patient care in New York City. Read More… 

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on February 10th, 2021 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but LyNea Bell is TOUGHER, through fierce fortitude and preparation, defying the odds to become a formidable talent agent!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast this week features LyNea Bell, motivator, speaker, and founder of Bell Hall (B.H.) Talent and Literary Agency. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on January 27th, 2021 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Ronald Diamond is TOUGHER, serving Family Offices as if they were family!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast this week features Ronald Diamond, longtime investor, entrepreneur, and Founder & Chairman of Diamond Wealth—a boutique financial services and advisory firm catering exclusively on the many unique needs and objectives of Family Offices. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on January 20th, 2021 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.  

Life’s Tough – but Stephen Shamus is TOUGHER, delivering “Super” experiences to legions of comic fans.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU CAN BE TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Stephen Shamus, President and co-founder of ACE Universe—foremost producers of immersive and experiential events that bring together top-name Film and TV celebrity talent, professional Illustrators & Writers, Award-Winning Designers, Gaming, Cosplay, Comic Books Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on December 9th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”. 

Life’s Tough – but Mel Allen is TOUGHER, bringing us inspirational accounts of human endurance and fortitude through his flair of long form storytelling.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU CAN BE TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Mel Allen, American journalist, author, college professor, and current editor of the prestigious Yankee Magazine. Mel imparts enriching stories of human strength, perseverance, and survival. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on December 3rd, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Rodney Herrington is TOUGHER, with his mission to create innovative, inexpensive, and sustainable technologies that provide safe water and disinfectant to everyone.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Rodney Herrington, an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and Founder and CEO of Aqua Research—a leading-edge company. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on October 7th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”

Life’s Tough – but Doron Kempel is TOUGHER, revolutionizing the future of personal safety and security through a common “Bond”.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Doron Kempel, an Israeli-born American international technology innovator, serial entrepreneur and Chairman & CEO at Bond—an innovative security company reinventing personal safety and protection. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on October 14th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”

Life’s Tough – but Calvin Ayre is TOUGHER, betting on online gambling and winning BIG!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Calvin Ayre, visionary entrepreneur, online gambling pioneer and founder of the Ayre Group and Bodog entertainment brand—the success of which made him a billionaire. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on September 30th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Matthew Zachary is TOUGHER, surviving brain cancer and becoming a foremost patient advocate—giving voice to the millions of sufferers who deserve to be heard.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Matthew Zachary, cancer survivor, driven patient advocate and inspirational podcaster, and Co-Founder & CEO of OffScrip Media. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on September 24th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Dr. Craig Wright is TOUGHER, challenging the world with visionary ideas.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Dr. Craig Wright, an Australian/Antiguan computer scientist, businessman, lecturer and inventor. Acknowledged by some as the creator of Bitcoin and author of the Bitcoin white paper under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, Dr. Wright is one of the pioneers behind blockchain technology and established nChain to allow the technology to flourish in its intended purpose. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on September 9th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Jon Erwin is TOUGHER, sharing stories of hope, faith, redemption, and triumph of the human spirit—showcasing the power of the gospel.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Jon Erwin, renowned American Christian-film director and producer, screenwriter and author. Jon, along with his brother Andrew have had four feature films all opening in the top-ten movies in America and collectively grossing more than $100 million at the U.S. box office. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on August 12th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but “God is TOUGHER” - says Author Dr. David Ireland.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Dr. David Ireland, pastor, diversity consultant, coach, author, religious leader and businessman. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on July 8th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Pat Robertson is TOUGHER, as he continues to write new chapters.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Pat Robertson, celebrated evangelist, educator, philanthropist, religious leader and businessman. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on July 1st, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Marco Greenberg is TOUGHER, showing how to “tap the primal drive” that powers the world’s most successful people.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—You can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Marco Greenberg, author, strategic communications guru, and president of New York City based Thunder11. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on June 24th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Lonnie Mayne is TOUGHER, walking the talk with Red Shoes Living—his cutting-edge and award-winning philosophy that builds meaningful company cultures through inspired employee engagement.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—You can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Lonnie Mayne, internationally recognized high-performance and top-rated keynote speaker, published author, executive consultant, and founder of Red Shoes Living, Inc. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on June 17th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is TOUGHER, as she knows that it’s often best to ‘STOP, In the Name of Love.’

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Mary Wilson, one of the founding members of The Supremes, the illustrious Motown singing group that rocketed to the top of the pop music charts during the 1960s. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 27th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Arabian Prince (N.W.A) is TOUGHER, reminding everyone there is always second and third acts.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature rapper Arabian Prince from NWA.

“In 1988, N.W.A. released its first studio album, “Straight Outta Compton” – a revolutionary compilation of songs that torched the musical landscape with its raw, provocative lyrics and echoes of gunshots. It was viewed as the album that launched “gangsta rap.” Months later, the group headed out in a 15-seat van on a chaotic, national concert tour in which their shows were sometimes canceled or ended by local law enforcement because it was deemed too inflammatory.” Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Jerry Springer is TOUGHER, confronting critics with humility and becoming one of the most “talked-about” talk show hosts of our time.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Jerry Springer, renowned American television host, politician, news presenter, actor, producer, musician, and former lawyer. Springer revolutionized daytime TV with his ultra-popular show,  Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 20th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Joe de Sena is TOUGHER, transforming lives through Spartan—the world’s fastest growing sports movement and lifestyle.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Joe de Sena, Founder & CEO of Spartan, serial entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and highly sought-after keynote speaker. Spartan is one of the fastest growing sports movements and world’s leading endurance brand  Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 13th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) is TOUGHER, creating not only a revolutionary workout but a lifestyle and inspiring others to “Own Your Life”!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Diamond Dallas Page (DDP), an American semi-retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor, motivational speaker, and actor. DDP’s unrelenting drive and ambition would lead him on an inspirational journey from three-time world wrestling champion Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 6th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Lou Ferrigno is TOUGHER, overcoming early adversity to lead and inspire others to become “Incredible”!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Lou Ferrigno, an American actor, motivational speaker, fitness trainer/consultant, and celebrated professional bodybuilder (retired). As a bodybuilder, Lou won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on April 22th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Stephen & Mara Klemich are TOUGHER, living and leading with their hearts, and inspiring and helping others find their best versions of themselves.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Stephen & Mara Klemich, founders of Heartstyles—a company that specializes in understanding human behaviors and developing strategies for individuals and organizations to alter their thinking towards making better decisions to achieve their goals quicker. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on April 15th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Tim Draper is TOUGHER, telling the world that “...it gets easier with Bitcoin.”

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Tim Draper, legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist and founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and the Draper Venture Network—a global network of venture capital funds. Often regarded as one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world, Tim is a major proponent of Bitcoin and decentralization. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on February 26th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but John Tesh is TOUGHER, conquering terminal cancer through a relentless process of focused purpose, grit, perseverance and faith, and using that to inspire through passion and intelligence.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature John Tesh, internationally celebrated recording artist, composer, concert pianist and national radio/television personality. His Intelligence for Your Life radio show currently airs on 350 stations and reaches 14 million people each week. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on February 19th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Jaci Velasquez is TOUGHER, Latin music superstar sharing her story of faith and trust to inspire others towards a path of healing.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Jaci Velasquez, platinum-selling and three-time Grammy nominated artist, American actress, on-air personality and renowned Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer/songwriter—performing in both English and Spanish. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on December 11th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Ben Kane is TOUGHER, bestselling historical novelist bringing ancient history to life.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Ben Kane, bestselling novelist, specializing in historical fiction. He is best known for The Forgotten Legion, Spartacus and Hannibal book series. Eleven of his thirteen novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers, and his books have been published in thirteen countries, including the US, Italy, Spain, Poland, Germany, Russia and the Netherlands. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on January 8th, 2020 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Robert Schuller is TOUGHER, seeking to inspire—Breathe the Breath of Life Into—the world.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Robert A. Schuller, an American author, televangelist and pastor, and head of the Robert Schuller Ministries, whose mission is to inspire the world by incorporating the whole person and seeking to minister to people physically, emotionally and spiritually—aptly titled “Vital Living.” Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on October 30th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Catie Harris is Tougher, helping turn nurse professionals into thriving entrepreneurs!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—You Can Be Tougher” podcast this week features Catie Harris, a nurse turned entrepreneur, helping other nurse professionals realize their dreams of self-employment and owning their own businesses. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on November 13th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Bjorn Oste is TOUGHER, bringing his “Good Idea Drinks” to help keep you refreshed and healthy.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Bjorn Oste, the Swedish co-founder and CEO of Good Idea Drinks. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on November 27th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Charles Rosen is TOUGHER, reviving the Newark, NJ economy by giving the chronically underemployed a fighting chance to assimilate back into their communities.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Charles Rosen, socially-responsible and environmentally conscious visionary and founder of NJ-based Ironbound Hard Cider. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on October 16th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Morri Chowaiki is TOUGHER, serial entrepreneur and inventor turned Head of Sales & Retail for The Shark Group—helmed by Shark Tank’s, Daymond John.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Morri Chowaiki, a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, personal coach, soon to be published author and currently the Head of Sales & Retail for The Shark Group Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on October 2nd, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano is TOUGHER, leading the charge on making blockchain technology and digital assets accessible to institutional clients and wealthy family offices.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, an American entrepreneur, investor, and U.S. Army veteran. Anthony is Co-Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital Assets—a multi-strategy investment firm focused on providing access to blockchain technology . Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on September 24th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Roger Ver, Bitcoin.com Chairman is TOUGHER, spotting opportunity in cryptocurrency and building an empire.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Roger Ver, legendary cryptocurrency entrepreneur and early investor in bitcoin and bitcoin-related startups. As a prominent supporter of bitcoin adoption, Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on September 20st, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is TOUGHER by revolutionizing the online media content landscape with WatchMojo.com.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, online media content trailblazer and Founder & CEO of WatchMojo.com. Ashkan shares his story of his entrepreneurial hits and misses and what shaped and influenced him to create WatchMojo.comRead More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on September 4th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Lidia Bastianich is Tougher, blending food and family to build a booming food and entertainment empire.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author and successful restaurateur. Lidia shares her early life raised under a communist regime to how she blended her life passions—family and food—to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on September 18th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Bill Moses is TOUGHER, with Flying Embers getting you through ‘Hard’ Times.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Bill Moses, co-founder of KeVita Probiotic Drinks – and more recently, the founder and CEO of Flying Embers Organic Hard Kombucha. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on July 31st, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Brian Marks is TOUGHER, retaining focus on new products and philanthropy.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Brian K. Marks, who has launched a series of companies that offer quality hair care products. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Brian began his entrepreneurial career by selling products to the health-food trade from his car trunk. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on August 14th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Matthew Mather’s is TOUGHER, just like his best-selling books!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Matthew Mather, best-selling author of “Cyberstorm,” a science-fiction thriller that 20th Century Fox is now developing as a film. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on July 17th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Rudy Perez is TOUGHER, going from Cuban refugee to world-renowned record producer & songwriter.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Rudy Perez, iconic Latin songwriter, record producer and philanthropist. Rudy shares his remarkable life story in his new memoir, “The Latin Hit Maker” which describes how through faith, family and music he overcame endless obstacles in life to become a legend in the music industry. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on August 21st, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Wyclef Jean is TOUGHER, knowing that music helps you get through it!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Music superstar Wyclef Jean. Wyclef has received three Grammy Awards and earned a place among the “top 50 hip-hop players” on a special cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine. He has also collaborated with Queen, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones, and the late Michael Jackson. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on July 24th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Gordon Robertson is TOUGHER, knowing that miracles do happen!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). CBN is a television ministry that delivers original programming in 47 languages to approximately 120 countries. It also offers a 24-hour toll-free prayer line, 365 days a year. Additionally, CBN subsidiaries and affiliate organizations provide care for orphans, freshwater wells, disaster relief and healthcare on an international basis. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on August 7th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Chris & Emily Norton are TOUGHER, by finding their miraculous power to stand.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough—YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Chris & Emily Norton, authors of “Seven Longest Yards”, an inspirational true story of grit, hope, and perseverance. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on August 28th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough – but Richard Wiese is TOUGHER, showing us what makes “people, places and the planet” so special.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Richard Wiese, President of The Explorers Club, co-host of the public television series “Weekends with Yankee”—produced by two prominent New England media outlets, WGBH-TV and Yankee magazine. The series, now in its third season, provides a national audience with an insider’s look at the landscapes, attractions and hidden gems of the six-state New England region. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on July 3rd, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough – but Andy Andrews is TOUGHER, helping you find success.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Andy Andrews, best-selling author, speaker and consultant. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on June 26, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but David Heath is TOUGHER, making the most comfortable socks on the planet while helping our less fortunate.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature David Heath, co-founder and CEO of Bombas, a comfort-apparel company, focused on making the best socks in history, and donating a pair of socks to the homeless community for each pair they sell. The e-commerce company is located in New York City. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on June 12th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Golden Harper is TOUGHER, keeping the world running and staying fit.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Golden Harper, the founder of Altra, a footwear and apparel company, based in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 29th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough — but Jesse Lund is TOUGHER, bringing blockchain mainstream.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Jesse Lund who leads Blockchain and Digital Currency. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 27th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Hedera Hashgraph is TOUGHER, showing opportunities in fin-tech.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Leemon Baird, co-founder and chief scientist at distributed ledger company Hedera Hashgraph. Read More… 

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 27th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough – but Brad McLeod is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature former U.S. Navy SEAL Brad McLeod, the founder of SEALgrinderPT.com, a modular, online platform that offers mental and physical conditioning programs. Most of these programs reflect elements of the SEAL training regimen. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 22nd, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Orson Scott Card is TOUGHER, providing us unmatched science-fiction thrillers.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Orson Scott Card, who is best known for his science-fiction novel “Ender’s Game,” and its two sequels: “Ender’s Shadow” and “Speaker for the Dead.” “Ender’s Game” also became a movie that was released in 2013. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on June 19th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but Dr. Doug Craig is TOUGHER, there to support the protectors.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER! ” podcast is honored to feature Dr. Doug Craig, a police and forensic psychologist. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 15th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”.

Life’s Tough – but William J. Rouhana Jr. is TOUGHER, inspiring the world with “Chicken Soup.”

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER! ” podcast is honored to feature William J. Rouhana Jr., chairman and CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the publisher of the inspirational book series of that name. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 29th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Author Nicholas Sansbury Smith is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Nicholas Sansbury Smith, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of post-apocalyptic science fiction, with over a 1,000,000+ books sold. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 8th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Krish O’Mara Vignarajah is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Krish O’Mara Vignarajah president and CEO of LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service). Krish guides the national nonprofit in its role as the leading advocate for welcoming immigrants from across the globe with open arms. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 22nd, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough – but Sgt. Rudy Reyes is TOUGHER, w/ Special Guest Colonel “Godfather” Ferrando.

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Sgt. Rudy Reyes the former Marine who became a military advisor, motivational speaker, personal trainer, author, conservationist, and, even an actor. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 1st, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Stacey D. Stewart is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Stacey D. Stewart, president and CEO of March of Dimes. Stewart guides the national nonprofit in its role as the leading advocate for the health of all moms and babies. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on April 24th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but entrepreneur Michael Loeb is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Michael Loeb, legendary entrepreneur, business trailblazer, avid philanthropist and the founder and current CEO of Loeb.nyc. Under Michael’s visionary leadership, Loeb.nyc boasts a portfolio of over 18 direct investments and has established a new model for startup investments—significantly de-risking startup launches by pairing passionate founders with exceptional strategic and executional talent. As a devoted humanitarian,  Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on May 17th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough – but actor Bobby Burke is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Robert John Burke, a professional actor and a certified New York State firefighter. Burke’s impressive acting career spans both movies and television. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on April 17th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough – but B.J. Surhoff is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature B.J. Surhoff, an American former baseball player and All-Star, played professionally from 1987 to 2005. Join us as B.J. shares his unique life’s journey, as well as its challenges. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on April 10th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but Evander Holyfield is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Evander Holyfield, an American former boxer, who competed professionally from 1984 to 2011. A boxing legend and megastar, Evander is the only 4-time World Heavyweight Champion and remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes (cruiserweight and heavyweight). Evander’s storied career is not one without its numerous highs and lows. Join us as Evander shares his unique life’s journey. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on April 3rd, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough

Life’s Tough – but actor Chance Kelly is TOUGHER!

Dustin Plantholt’s “Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” podcast is honored to feature Chance Kelly, film and television actor and amateur boxer. Chance will share his inspiring story of overcoming a profound fear of public speaking—expressed through his eloquent and introspective mind as an actor. His resilient spirit has allowed him to achieve great success in this arena, as well as in the boxing ring as a competitive heavyweight fighter. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode released on March 27th, 2019 and is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough” 

Life’s Tough – but YOU can be TOUGHER! hosted by Dustin Plantholt

Life’s Tough, YOU can be TOUGHER!” with Host Dustin Plantholt is a podcast about personal stories of strength and perseverance. Along with Dustin, guests and listeners will share their real and vulnerable life stories of overcoming unique challenges and struggles to inspire and motivate each other towards personal fortitude, healing, growth and empowerment. The Life’s Tough podcast is inspired by the life story and journey of host Dustin Plantholt  and is geared toward men and women ages 18 and older. Read More…

This “Life’s Tough” episode is now available on all major podcast networks, under the Podcast Channel “Life’s Tough”