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July 20, 2020
Charlie Bird is known as BYU's most viral Cosmo the Cougar, as well as later publicly coming out as being gay. Author of the new book, Without the Mask, Charlie Bird sits down with us to share his inspiring story of coming to terms with his sexual orientation and what that meant for his faith. His mission now is to "spark healing, bridge gaps of understanding and inspire hope."
July 13, 2020
Days after his narrow victory in Utah's Republican primary election, Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox sits down with us to tell his story. From a farm town in central Utah to a clear path to the Governor's Mansion in Salt Lake City, Lt. Gov. Cox aims his campaigning and governing in a spirit of understanding and positivity.
July 6, 2020
Brian Hawkins, owner of Tiny House Movement, found himself at the forefront of a cultural shift to tiny homes. From custom builds on wheels and manufacturing container homes, to innovations in financing and functioning as the hub of the tiny home social media presence, Brian does it all. Listen in to hear his amazing story of how it all happened.
June 29, 2020
Frank Jackson is a rising star in the NBA, currently playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. He joins us to share the details of his adversity-riddled journey, from growing up in Utah, playing basketball for Lone Peak High School, de-committing from BYU to be recruited by Duke, and then making it to the NBA.
June 22, 2020
This week's guest, Isaac Asiata, was a star offensive lineman for the University of Utah, was drafted to the NFL, and made the hard choice to leave football to eventually become a Police Officer for the City of Provo, Utah. His is a unique perspective of being a person of color, now putting his life on the line every day to protect the people of Provo. Listen in and learn as he contributes to today's conversations on race and police.
June 15, 2020
This week we join the conversation on racism in our country. Special guests Melaina Peterson, Yahosh Bonner, and Tim Drisdom share their shocking experiences and perspectives. Please listen. This is an incredibly important issue and we all need to open our eyes and mouths and take a stand for what is right.
June 8, 2020
Emily Nelson joins us to share her love of physical and mental wellness, and she tells the innovative story behind her company HIGH Fitness. The fitness program is taking the country by storm, especially as she's been able to reach new audiences on exposure brought by Covid-19.
June 1, 2020
This week we sit down with Courtney and John Brown, the owners of the businesses Cents of Style and Be Fulfilled. They are an endless font of wisdom as they've navigated starting multiple businesses, shifting careers, having unique parenting opportunities, and fortifying their own marriage relationship along the way. Listen in and be inspired to be better.
May 25, 2020
This week we celebrate our first year of episodes, a major milestone for the Nitty Gritty Show. We talk about our favorite impact moments as well as all the fantastic relationships that we've developed in the process. Most of all, we appreciate your support that makes all of this worth doing. Please spread the word and help us make it an incredible year two! Thank you!
May 18, 2020
This week we finally sit down with the amazing Perk Energy co-founder, Gary Brown, A.K.A. Mr. Perk. He gets into the details of the many forms of creative ventures he's undertaken over the years, most recently culminating in quitting his day job and joining his wife, Rena Doman, full time at Perk Energy. Episode 13 is Rena's side of the story.
May 11, 2020
Jeanette and Matt Bennett join us to discuss their platform for building and strengthening the community in Utah Valley. Their passion for journalism lives on as they have found a way to stay successful in their craft, amid the constant digital threat to print media. Theirs is a story of innovation, passion, and grit.
May 4, 2020
This week we sit down with Kurt Brown, the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of TownSquare Capital. He shares the wild and juicy details of climbing the elite Wall Street  ladder becoming a top performing fund manager, starting from his humble beginnings as a college dropout.
April 27, 2020
Seth King, known for Late Notes on Instagram and Youtube, tells us about his crazy career path from pro baseball, to construction management, to event planning. He's made a name for himself on social media due to his unique parenting techniques in helping his kids learn to be on time.
April 20, 2020
Jeremy Ackley and BJ Chandler, of Milhaven Homes, join us to share their inspiring journey. Both were previously subcontractors, and now have joined forces to create the best experience possible for their clients as developers and builders. The company has become a premier builder in Utah because of their core values of integrity, value, and quality.
April 13, 2020
This week we sit down with Tehmi Brimhall, founder and owner of Heber City, Utah's prized June Pie. She shares with us the inside scoop on having the courage and drive to following a passion for baking incredible pie.
April 6, 2020
This week we take on some questions from our listeners. We discuss topics such as restaurants, business, finance, family, and even Oreo cookies, as we huddle in our Bam Bam's bunker during the Covid-19 pandemic.
March 30, 2020
Paige Arminta Watts, greatly known for her incredible artwork on Instagram, joins us this week to discuss her unique business model as well as her journey in getting there. She's become an inspiring creator following her dreams on her own terms.
March 23, 2020
On this week's episode Andrew and Cameron process the impact of COVID-19 from the impact on our economy and the financial markets to the power of coming together to support one another in our communities.
March 16, 2020
On this week's episode, Debra Mitchell, owner of Twisted Silver, comes on to share her amazing story. She turned her passion for finding cast-off beauty into a business on the cutting edge of red-carpet fashion. She regularly rubs shoulders with celebrities as she designs their statement pieces from the most unexpected sources.
March 9, 2020
Joining us today are Tim Nixon and Joe Hawes, the founders of Truwear. The company prides itself in creating versatile, stylish, and comfortable men's clothing. Listen in and hear their story of leveraging their connections and unique skills to create a competitive advantage in a saturated industry.
March 2, 2020
Becky Pickle joins us to share her message of love and celebration. She is Owner/Operator of two Chick-fil-a restaraunts in the Salt Lake Valley, President Elect on the Board of Trustees for the Road Home, consultant and donor for Encircle, and foster and adoptive parent. She calls all to look beyond differences and appreciate and support one another.
February 24, 2020
Known for their swimwear company Rad Swim, and "The Shumway Show" on YouTube, the husband-wife duo Khyl and Michelle Shumway share with us their amazing journey of faith amid difficulty, including Khyl surviving a tragic plane crash. Listen in and hear how their business and family have found direction and hope through that faith.
February 17, 2020
This week we sit down with Jason Dunnigan, better known as The Modern Dad on Instagram. He shares his story as well as his message of what it means to be a more present husband and father in our ever-changing world.
February 10, 2020
Former BYU Basketball Head Coach Dave Rose joins us to discuss his life as a new retiree, stories from his legendary playing and coaching career, and life lessons he's learned from major medical battles.
February 3, 2020
In the wake of the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and 7 others in a helicopter crash, prior show guests Vess Pearson and Kory Stevens join us as we discuss Kobe's vast impact on our lives and on the lives millions of others around the world.
January 27, 2020
Nate and Vanessa Quigley are the founders of Chatbooks. It wasn't until they joined forces in their business that they were able to create something amazing. Listen in and enjoy their inspiring story.
January 20, 2020
Our guest today is the incredible coach, speaker, author, blogger, and entrepreneur, Richie Norton. He shares with us the life challenges that have shaped him, and his unique approach to achieving goals.
January 13, 2020
Betsy and Angie are the cofounders of Beddy's. Setting out simply to make functional bedding for their kids, these two moms found themselves running a wildly successful business, which now involves their entire families. Listen to them share the inspiring story.
January 6, 2020
Courtney Rich, better known as @CakebyCourtney, has built an empire around her passion for cake. She takes us through her journey from focus groups for TV shows to Good Morning America and appearing in Oprah's magazine.
December 30, 2019
Kate Call, from @LatewithKate on Instagram, is hilarious and brilliant. She gets vulnerable as she shares her humbling launch into business. Sit back in your favorite pajamas (@LatesbyKate) and laugh with us as she shares her story.
December 23, 2019
For this special Christmas episode, we dig into our early Nitty Gritty archives for a short interview with the legendary Jonathan Lee Dumas, of Entrepreneurs on Fire. He was a pioneer in daily podcasting and has accomplished what few dreamed could be possible.
December 16, 2019
Rachelle Hyde and Kara Haught are the amazing sisters who brought Raising Wild Swimwear to the world. They share their story, including making a deal on Shark Tank, and show the passion and character behind their incredible company.
December 9, 2019
Sadie Sabin is on a mission to help millions find self love and awareness. She shares with us the journey behind that mission. Listen as she tells how she found her own beliefs, her own identity, and her own power to live that journey to the fullest.
December 2, 2019
Cam and Andrew jam on topics that were impactful to them, drawing from the last 10 episodes of the Nitty Gritty. If you missed any, do yourself a favor. Go back and listen to them. It will be well worth the time.
November 25, 2019
Kevin and Annie Auernig are the owners of the beloved Sodalicious. They join us to share the amazing story of their humble beginnings and how they've dealt with challenges in growing to their current 22 locations.
November 18, 2019
Tyson Henderson has built an impressive career in videography. However, he comes on today to share his story of growing up in a polygamist household and the family turmoil that resulted.
November 11, 2019
Chelsea Christensen owns a screen printing business, she's a coach for Alison's Brand School, she runs a team for Zyia Active, maintains a loyal Instagram following, besides being a wife and mother. She shares with us her journey to living her best life.
November 4, 2019
Danny Deaton is the owner of Living Proof Intervention. He shows us how you can turn your darkest days into a source of your brightest influence. A recovered addict himself, his story is one we want to spread to help those suffering.
October 28, 2019
Our guest today, Tandi Suitter, shares her amazing story of overcoming difficult teenage years, becoming a mother to a handicap son at a young age, excelling as the Pro MMA fighter "Tandilion", and becoming a successful business owner.
October 21, 2019
This week's guest is the inspirational and powerful Robyn Warner. She shares her amazing story of surviving a violent sexual assault as a young student at SUU. Her message of safety and empowerment is one that we believe all need to hear. Help us spread her story.
October 14, 2019
Today we interview the renowned Bob Burg, author of The Go-Giver series. He shares his own background and unique path to success, as well as some insights into his life-changing book, The Go-Giver.
October 7, 2019
Jimmy Rex leads the number one real estate team in the state of Utah, and he's taken time out of his busy schedule to discuss his story with all of us. He shares his stories of learning the value of hard work and the importance of creating authentic and meaningful connections.
September 30, 2019
Today we sit down with Anna Macfarlane, the queen of Instagram. Listen to her amazing entrepreneurial journey, from hitting up her friends in middle school for spare change to becoming the wildly successful social media marketing consultant that she is today.
September 23, 2019
This week we track down one of Instagram's newest stars, Abi Ayres. You may know her from her hilarious #Carol4president insta-story. Join us as we get a look into her road to, and how she now approaches the challenges of, her new stardom.
September 16, 2019
This week on the Nitty Gritty we try something a little different. We've been asked where the Nitty Gritty came from and why we do all of this. Our reasons as well as our goals have shifted even in the few months we've been at it. Listen in to Cam and Andrew as they discuss it, as well as some of their favorite moments and lessons from the previous 17 episodes.
September 9, 2019
This week's guests are an amazing couple, Jason and Brigitte Shamy. They're the owners of SexyModest.com, and have created their business around the clothing needs of women who want to feel comfortable, modest, and confident. Listen in and hear their amazing and inspiring story of overcoming obstacles to chase their dream.
September 2, 2019
This week's guest, Jeremy Hammond, is the COO of Caliber Communications (known as Caliber Smart), a direct to customer sales company. Jeremy tells stories from his beginnings knocking doors, and the benefits of working with his brother as the CEO of the company. Listen in to hear the impact that one of our favorite books, The Go Giver, has had on his personal life and in business.
August 26, 2019
Today's guest, Jenna Rammell, is an online juggernaut. She's built an incredibly inspiring and uplifting empire through which she's been able to forward the cause of good. Listen in and be inspired.
August 19, 2019
Today's guests, Shaun and Nicole Johnson, of The Johnson Files, paved their way to success on Instagram. They talk about their creative process as a husband and wife team, and dealing with doubt and challenges on their way to success. Listen in to find out how Shaun and Nicole found a way to turn a passion in comedy and improv into a business by taking risks others aren't willing to take.
August 12, 2019
Rena Doman is at the helm of not only a company, but a social movement. Perk Energy was created to give people an escape, a treat, and a moment to breath without the guilt. She's found that in developing an amazing product she also developed a passionate community. Listen to her story, including her inspiring and unique path in her personal life.
August 5, 2019
Jared Jacobs, better known as Gold Yeller, almost accidentally fell into his successful business. He began making LEGO stop-motion animated videos as an escape, and suddenly he found businesses paying him to bring LEGO to life. Listen in and experience his mile-a-minute personality and see the passion and energy that define Gold Yeller.
July 29, 2019
Kory Stevens shares his story of humble and unassuming beginnings. He started his business out of necessity, having no job and a baby on the way out of college. He doesn't consider himself an entrepreneur, though all his recent awards would say otherwise. He really opens up as he shares his real struggles with severe depression through all his massive success.
July 22, 2019
Today we interview the hosts of BYU Sports Nation, Spencer Linton and Jarom Jordan. These guys share the genesis stories of their own careers and  BYU Sports Nation. Though they don't call themselves entrepreneurs, their spirit exhibits all that we love at the Nitty Gritty: passion, struggle, innovation, and challenging convention.
July 15, 2019
Today we sit down with brothers Bronson and Corbin Kaufusi. They both made a name for themselves in BYU Athletics, and now in the NFL playing for the New York Jets and the New Orleans Saints. Listen in as they discuss the constant fight for making and staying on the roster, as well as their winning mentality that was bred in them from their parents, Michelle Kaufusi, the current mayor of Provo, UT, and Steve Kaufusi, most recently defensive-line coach for BYU Football.
July 8, 2019
In this episode we get the nitty gritty details of Kim White's battle with a very rare form of cancer, adrenal cortical carcinoma. She shares her stories of hope, faith, and determination as she has struggled for years in a unique and powerful journey.
July 1, 2019
In this episode we have a great conversation with Susie and Todd Bulloch, known for their company Hey Grill, Hey. They share some amazing stories of their progression into their business, trying to get on TV, and they share some awesome parenting advice.
June 24, 2019
In this episode we get to know the CEO of Gigg, Scott Warner. He gives valuable insight into how to build your brand through social media, and how important is to be genuine and true to who you really are.
June 17, 2019
In this episode we sit down with the founder of Freshly Picked, Susan Petersen. She shares the details of her new subscription program, The Fringe, as well as her harrowing and critical moments on Shark Tank.
June 10, 2019
In this episode we get to know the CEO of Aptive Environmental, Vess Pearson. He talks about his path from being a door-to-door salesman to becoming a partner and CEO of Active, and talks about golfing with Tiger Woods.
June 3, 2019
In this episode we welcome our first official guest to the Nitty Gritty! Jayson Edwards, founder of J-Dawgs, shares his amazing story with us. He talks about hauling his building materials on city transit since he didn't have a car just trying to open the original Hot Dog Shack, and how he was able to build out his first location before the city would even turn on his power. Now, let's get down to the Nitty Gritty!
May 20, 2019
In this episode we get to know the founder and owner of Bam Bam's BBQ, Cameron Treu. He shares with us some behind-the-scenes views into his roots as well as some great stories of feeding the New Orleans Saints, serving at the Masters, and many others.
May 20, 2019
In this episode, we get to know our host, Andrew Van Buren. He shares his story of bucking the trend of the financial advising industry. He also gets personal with stories of getting shot as a child and being willing to stand apart from the crowd.
May 19, 2019
In this episode we get to know the founder and owner of Bam Bam's BBQ, Cameron Treu. He shares with us some behind-the-scenes views into his roots as well as some great stories of feeding the New Orleans Saints, serving at the Masters, and many others.
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