Struggle to Sovereignty Podcast

Struggle to Sovereignty Podcast

www.struggletosovereignty.com
Started by University of South Carolina student Brett Ferguson, The Struggle to Sovereignty is a fitness and lifestyle blog looking to unify today’s society through lofty ideals and impactful stories. This group is designed to be a constant open communication between members to work through issues that arise in everyday life. Whether it be fitness goals, personal goals, or life struggles this podcast is designed to uplift all those involved.


3 - Episode 2: Christopher Shulstad
Jul 31 • 54 min
In this episode Brett sits down with a longtime friend and owner of Carolina Coast Kids Fishing Camp. Throughout the episode we dive into many topics that have come about in our life and honing in on the topic of progression.
3 - Episode 1: RELOAD
Jul 24 • 20 min
Season 3 Episode 1 discusses the new beginnings for STS. Throughout the episode we take a second to look at what is to come from this season. What goals we have, who we want to impact, and how STS can help others each and every day.
Authentic Interactions - Episode 1: Patrick Martin and Tyler Pocisk
Jun 19 • 64 min
Authentic Interactions is a mini series that we wanted to start to highlight the individuals that have impacted the team at STS. Instead of going out and finding leads, we look to our left and right to the individuals who have impacted our lives in…
2 - Episode 20 Finale: Tommy Breedlove
Jun 8 • 59 min
In the final episode of Season 2 we are joined by Tommy Breedlove. Tommy is an individual that we have been in conversation with for months to have on our podcast. His story truly has changed so many peoples lives and we are humbled that he has joined our…
2 - Episode 19: Cody Allen
Jun 1 • 69 min
Cody is the epitome of what it takes to be a man in today’s society. Leading his life by love, compassion, and tenacity this man looks to impact lives all over the globe. When asked about what masculinity means to him, Cody states “Imagine how many…
2 - Episode 18: Sip N’ Venture
May 25 • 48 min
Beata and Ashley have started their own podcasting community looking to share this ideal of adventure throughout society. Their story is inspiring and all stems from their first trip to Hawaii. On this trip they looked around at all of the people and they…
2 - Episode 17: Censored
May 11 • 37 min
Censorship, an ideal that is running rampid throughout society. With the rise of social media outlets, we are seeing the suppression of communities that look to help one another. Controlling others thoughts, and not allowing them to speak freely about…
2 - Episode 16: Jack Taylor & Phil Godwin
May 4 • 63 min
In this episode we are taking a different approach. Two members of our administration board tackle some tough topics during this crazy time in society. Delving into their struggles, talking about qualities that have appropriated growth in their own lives,…
2 - Episode 15: Phil Godwin
Apr 27 • 53 min
Over the past year or so, Phil and Brett have developed a tight bond through STS. Creating opportunities for each other while striving to improve each other’s lives. Throughout this episode we discussed what it’s like to be a college senior during these…
2 - Episode 14: Hunt Pray Eat
Apr 20 • 48 min
In Episode 14 we are joined by Brandon Gingras. Starting life Brandon saw himself following temptations. He is the first to say it, he was lost. It wasn’t until he was in his mid twenties he decided to make a change. I met Brandon when we were in a men’s…
2 - Episode 13: Mitchell Tanner
Apr 13 • 47 min
Mitch means so much to our entire team. Being a mentor for every individual on the STS team, Mitch is able to translate his passion for exercise, into a profession. Helping others achieve their fitness goals, Mitch continuously looks to impact others. So…
2 - Episode 12: Alvin C King
Apr 6 • 58 min
So many accolades I could contribute to this man. Most importantly he is a servant. Serving his community through his non profit organization, his time as an active duty military personnel, teaching people through his newly published book, and so many…
2 - Episode 11: Uli Bernier
Mar 30 • 48 min
Uli has a passion for helping others. Serving as the National Program Leader for the USDA, Uli learned about infectious diseases throughout society. During his time he dealt with diseases such as Malaria, Zika, and SARS. He understands what impact these…
2 - Episode 10: Drew Rom
Mar 23 • 45 min
Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, Drew has always been self motivated to be the best. Constantly looking to be “that guy” on and off the field. Striving constantly to be the best each and every day. Throughout this episode we talked about his humble…
2 - Episode 9: Joshua Sparks
Mar 17 • 42 min
Joshua Sparks is a PhD Candidate at the University of South Carolina. Its widely accepted that people looking to become a PhD have a lot of school before them. But Joshua has taken that idea another step further, originally he was enrolled in college to…
2 - Episode 8: Annie OMalley
Mar 9 • 55 min
Annie leads her life by one word, honesty. Creating music that is driven by the current situation in her life. Not only does she attend college, but travels every weekend to follow her dream of becoming a musician. Craziest part of it all, shes only 19…
2 - Episode 7: Penn Harrison
Mar 2 • 47 min
Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Penn has followed his dream of becoming a director. Inspired by various movies and directors, his notion to produce films that appeal to human emotion is incredible. We are so proud to have Penn apart of…
2 - Episode 6: Brandon Vaughn
Feb 24 • 49 min
This man has many accolades such as Co-Owner of Vertex PT, an undergraduate degree from the Citadel, a graduate degree from the University of South Carolina, competing in Crossfit and Ironman competitions and many other amazing accolades. Most importantly…
2 - Episode 5: Danny Leonard
Feb 18 • 60 min
Dropping out of college, working door to door sales, and now working with multi-million dollar clients. Danny has developed his own path to happiness and success. The craziest part about it, hes only 23 years old.⁣ ⁣ We are so excited to bring you this…
2 - Episode 4: Jay Spearman
Feb 10 • 58 min
Leading by faith, Jay instructs youth all around Columbia to look for a life that is bigger than sports. Hence why he founded Bigger Than Sports SC, a non-profit organization looking to better the youth through instruction and practice. We are so blessed…
2 - Episode 3: Savannah Cerniglia
Feb 3 • 34 min
University of South Carolina student Savannah Cerniglia lives her life by one word, explore. Venturing the world, from the top of Mounta Kilmanjaro, to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. Her notion to view this world from a wide lens and experience…
2 - Episode 2: Emmanuel Ayala
Jan 27 • 48 min
In this episode we are joined by Emmanuel Ayala. Facing adversity at young age, Emmanuel used hard work to elevate his performance on the field, in the classroom and throughout life. He never was given anything, having to work to ensure his education was…
2 - Episode 1: Elise Matthews
Jan 20 • 47 min
At the age of 25 Elise Matthews founded Kore Wellness. Looking to better individuals through nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits, Kore Wellness has set the bar. In this episode Elise speaks on her past, her present lifestyle, and the future…
Holiday Special
Dec 25, 2019 • 31 min
Happy holidays, from the team over at the Struggle to Sovereignty. We bring this episode to you guys to remind others what this time of year truly means to us. Thank you so much for being on this journey with us.
1 - Episode 20: Chris Tuff
Dec 9, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode, Brett sits down with best selling author Chris Tuff. Entitled “The Milennial Whisperer”, Chris’s book breaks down to the integral steps to working with a younger generation in the workforce. His ideals of grit, determination, and passion…
1 - Episode 19: Thanksgiving
Nov 25, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode Brett is joined by the team at the Struggle to Sovereignty. As a team, we discuss what being thankful means in regard to all situations that arise in our daily lives. Also celebrating the wonderful holiday of Thanksgiving and how we can…
1 - Episode 18: Blake Eason
Nov 18, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode Brett is joined by “Little Ryan Seacrest” Blake Eason. Blake is a current senior at Kennesaw State University. Studying Broadcast Journalism, this individual has taken steps to set up the rest of his life. Working for the Bert Show,…
1 - Episode 17: Veterans Day (Gunnery Sgt Soto and Quinn Higgins)
Nov 11, 2019 • 65 min
In episode 17 of The Struggle to Sovereignty Podcast, Brett is joined by Gunnery Sgt Soto and Quinn Higgins. Gunnery Sgt Soto served 14 years active duty in the Marines. His outlook on life and the way he carries himself as a father, friend, husband, and…
1 - Episode 16: Deangelo Stevenson
Nov 4, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode Brett is joined by Deangelo Stevenson. Poetic in nature, he has such a beautiful outlook on life. Looking at adversity as a means to challenge himself. Deangelo looks at life as a journey to a means of a happiness and does not stray from…
1 - Episode 15: Tripping on Bricks
Oct 28, 2019 • 48 min
Ranging in age, personal experiences, musical appreciation, and many other areas. Tripping on Bricks develops raw, unfiltered material. They communicate the essence of emotion through their music in such a beautiful way. Truly an unbelievable experience…
1 - Episode 14: Sierra Kempthorn
Oct 21, 2019 • 50 min
Sierra is an individual that truly understands her life goals, her aspirations, and where she wants to be. Being able to challenge herself introspectively while influencing everyone around her. The story she shares within the world of Sports and…
1 - Episode 13: JohnLee and “The King”
Oct 15, 2019 • 36 min
In episode thirteen of The Struggle to Sovereignty Podcast I am joined by JohnLee Barnett and Benjamin-Thompson King. These two individuals have a passion for creating their own reality. Their perception on life, personal situations, and the never ending…
1 - Episode 12: Forrest Tucker
Oct 7, 2019 • 64 min
In this episode Brett sits down with Forrest Tucker. Forrest is a journalism student at the University of South Carolina. Reporting on USC athletics, Forrest has constantly developed himself. His notion of breaking down life into integral sections has…
1 - Episode 11: Nicole Fischer
Sep 23, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode Brett sits down with Nicole Fischer to discuss a variety of topics. Traveling all over the world, experiencing thousands of different cultures, and continuously improving herself, Nicole seems to have it figured out. Her story is…
1 - Episode 10: Pocket Full of Positivity
Sep 16, 2019 • 56 min
In episode 10 of the Struggle to Sovereignty Podcast, Brett and Jack are joined by Prer. This individual has been a huge inspiration for why the Struggle to Sovereignty was founded. Currently Prer is a junior at the University of South Carolina where she…
1 - Episode 9: Phil Godwin
Sep 9, 2019 • 51 min
Phil is a student at the University of South Carolina. Before the production of this episode, Phil and i had never met before. After this conversation I know this individual will be someone who I keep close to this community for a long time. Battling with…
1 - Episode 8: Caleb Gipple
Sep 2, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode I am joined by Caleb Gipple. Caleb is a current student at the University of Northern Iowa. Speaking across the country, leading young professionals, and constantly progressing his professional life. Tackling tough topics like; time…
1 - Episode 7: Christopher Shulstad and Lauren Hunter
Aug 23, 2019 • 73 min
In this episode I am joined by Christopher Shulstad and Lauren Hunter. Christopher founded Carolina Coast Kids Fishing Camp in Wilmington North Carolina alongside Lauren who is a registered nurse at Novant Health in Charlotte North Carolina. Both of these…
1 - Episode 6: Mario Nawfal
Aug 16, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode, Brett sits down with Mario Nawfal. From his humble beginnings selling blenders, to owning 14 different companies, generating millions of dollars each year. Mario Nawfal is the prime example of creating his own path and breaking down self…
1 - Episode 5: Gray Hinson
Aug 2, 2019 • 48 min
Gray Hinson is a current rising senior at the Citadel Military College in Charleston South Carolina. This episode is a crucial installment to the podcast as his knowledge of servant hood is unmatched by most in today’s society. Gaining most of his…
1 - Episode 4.5: Losing My Identity
Jul 26, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode Brett tells a personal story from his life about losing his identity. This really hit home for Brett as he battled with depression, anxiety and other factors after losing himself. Overcoming these demons, Brett articulates the steps in…
1 - Episode 4: Big Mike
Jul 12, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, Brett sits down with Michael Lartman AKA “Big Mike”. During this episode we discuss the ideals of mental health, maintaining a positive attitude, and never quitting. This conversation is extremely pertinent as we find ourselves dealing…
1 - Episode 3: College and Young Professional Life
Jul 5, 2019 • 13 min
In this solo episode, Brett breaks down what it looks like as a young person in today’s society. Discussing ideals that arise in everyday life and being able to overcome adversity that strikes. As this is one of the most influential times in a person’s…
1 - Episode 2: The Undefeated Underdog
Jun 27, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode I sit down with professional football player Antonio Dawkins talking about his journey from hard beginnings, to now a fruitful future. With this installment we look at the topic of “Why? vs Where?”. This communication between myself and…
1 - Episode 1: Introduction
Jun 25, 2019 • 9 min
With the first installment of the Struggle to Sovereignty Podcast, I introduce what we are looking forward to in the coming weeks. While giving insight into how the Struggle to Sovereignty began. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…