About Our Podcasts


Life’s Tough: YOU can be TOUGHER!

Our inspirational and flagship podcast, “Life’s Tough: YOU can be TOUGHER!” is hosted by Dustin Plantholt, Founder & CEO of Life’s Tough Media and LifesTough.com—a movement transforming lives all around the world. Each episode explores personal stories of strength and perseverance and is now listened to in over 80 countries around the world! Along with Dustin, 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. Together they share experiences; strategies and skills aimed at building better lives, healthier relationships and a kinder society; as well as inspiring a world of emergent leaders.

Dustin declares, “We are going to spark a movement and we are going to change the world, one heart at a time, freeing others from shame, guilt and anger. It’s life … life is tough … but YOU can be tougher!”

Host: Dustin Plantholt

Life’s Tough: Explorers are TOUGHER!

“Life’s Tough: Explorers Are TOUGHER!” podcast is hosted by Richard Wiese—TV personality, explorer extraordinaire, and President of the renowned Explorers Club, the preeminent exploration society whose members have included Armstrong, Jane Goodall, and Theodore Roosevelt. Wiese has also been nominated for 14 Daytime Emmy’s and has been awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for his contribution to exploration and journalism.

In each episode, Richard spends 30 minutes with some of the world’s most compelling adventurers, explorers, and socio-environmental advocates, listening to their distinct adventures, unique discoveries, projects & goals, while discovering their multitude of challenges, surprises, triumphs and set-backs they encounter along the way. 

Join Richard as he pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to travel around the world; explore some of the most exotic and often dangerous places; and uncover what makes “people, places and our planet” so special.

Host: Richard Wiese

Life's Tough: Superheroes Are TOUGHER!

The “Life’s Tough – Superheroes Are Tougher” podcast is hosted by Stephen Shamus with co-host Alex. Stephen is 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 and top-notch daytime & evening Q&A and instructional Programming.

“Life’s Tough – Superheroes Are Tougher” is a show that takes a closer look at the inner makings of a true superhero.The Podcast’s objective and mission is to feature and highlight themes in the entertainment industry that are grounded in Superheroes, Comic Books, Film and TV. We aim to enlighten and entertain the audience with a cross-section of guests – Illustrators, Writers, Musicians, Athletes, and anyone touched by their own “Superhero” in their life!

Host: Stephen Shamus

The Tougher Together Breakthrough Podcast

“The Tougher Together, Breakthrough Podcast” is hosted by Rebeccah Silence, speaker, coach and creator of Healing is Possible. Rebeccah is committed to helping others heal their childhood traumas and her work includes support for sexual, physical and self-harm disorders. As a certified world-class Emotional Healing Coach, she is uniquely qualified to facilitate breakthroughs to wellness and transformation. Rebeccah inspires hope and possibility in even the most challenging times. She is best known for healing heartbreak, and her clients frequently tell her that she brought them “back to life”!

In each 30 minute episode, Rebeccah shares with us philosophies, principles and practices to breakthrough and to create your life as you positively imagine it. From recognizing the weaknesses and self-beliefs that are keeping you held back from your own greatness to examining your capacity to change, grow and live large, Rebeccah shares her experiences, guest experiences, case studies and coaching strategies for you to breakthrough so that you can offer more to the world. She challenges us in a loving, but no BS way – to bring it! To bring our limitations and fears to the light, in order to breakthrough.

Host: Rebeccah Silence