Flushing It Out

Flushing It Out

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Flushing It Out with Samantha Spittle, the Introvert’s Extrovert.


52 - Rebecca and Jon Burtram: Boundaries
Jul 1 • 52 min
This week, on Episode 52, one full year into podcasting, Samantha continues to Flush It Out with Rebecca Burtram. This time, her husband, Jon Burtram, joins in the conversation on boundaries. What are healthy boundaries? What are porous boundaries? What…
51 - Rebecca Burtram: Uncomfortable Conversations
Jun 24 • 48 min
This week, Samantha sits down with Rebecca Burtram to have a comfortable conversation about uncomfortable conversations. Do you ever “just know” that you need to talk to somebody about something difficult but you just can’t bring yourself to do it? Listen…
50 - Jeremy Spittle: Personal Reflections on Therapy
Jun 17 • 44 min
This week, Samantha sits down in-studio to talk with none other than her husband and podcast editor and producer, Jeremy Spittle. Samantha and Jeremy discuss therapy and what it has been like for him. They get into what is involved with therapy, how…
49 - Christina Ammerman: Recognizing Fear
Jun 10 • 39 min
This week’s episode features past guest, Christina Ammerman. Samantha and Christina did a Facebook Live in April 2020 to talk about fear and core wounds during the COVID-19 quarantine, and this episode is the audio from that video. The conversation then…
48 - A Different Truth
Jun 3 • 80 min
This week’s episode is actually an episode from another podcast called “A Different Truth.” Samantha was a guest on this episode a couple of weeks ago and the episode originally aired May 24, 2020, which was one day before the death of George Floyd. The…
47 - Tina Unrue: Self(ish) Mama
May 27 • 52 min
This week, Samantha is joined by Tina Unrue, creator of the coaching business “Selfish Mama.” Tina shares her journey on how she became a coach and its beginnings in her becoming a mother. She talks about the “stepladder” approach of having awareness,…
46 - Andrea Dotterer - The Authentic You
May 20 • 33 min
This week, Samantha sits down with Andrea Dotterer, CEO of Authentic Empire, LLC. Andrea helps entrepreneurs build an authentic social media presence, which starts by finding out WHO you really are at your core. She shares her journey and how being broken…
45 - Jean Humbrecht: More Than A Defense Attorney
May 13 • 39 min
This week, Samantha sits down with criminal and traffic defense attorney Jean Humbrecht. Jean recently published her book, More Than A Fine: The True Cost of Speeding in Virginia. As she does on FIO, Samantha dives into what drew Jean into practicing law,…
44 - Ed Johnson: Walking Beside Others
May 6 • 53 min
This week, Samantha talks with Executive Leadership Coach, Ed Johnson. Samantha and Ed flush out why Ed enjoys coaching professionals and walking with them in their journeys. Ed walks through his own personal journey and reflects on the people that walked…
43 - Mark Miller: Discomfort = Growth
Apr 29 • 34 min
This week, Samantha sits down with financial planner, Mark Miller, to talk about coaching and leadership. Mark talks about how he feels he can be the best leader and coach and can back it all up with State Championship Soccer teams. What it boils down to…
42 - Brett Hinkey: The Inherent Worth and Value of People (Part 2)
Apr 22 • 25 min
This week, Samantha socially distances herself from Brett Hinkey for another COVID-19 edition of Flushing It Out. Samantha and Brett continue to discuss the inherent worth and value of every human being as an extension to his previous episode. This time,…
41 Pit Stop - Chris Albright: Situational Awareness
Apr 15 • 40 min
This week’s guest is Chris Albright. Chris is certified in teaching situational awareness to individuals and groups of people. What is situational awareness, you may ask? In a nutshell, this means paying attention to your surroundings to avoid trouble.…
40 - Jacquelyn Rodriguez: The Reality Within Us
Apr 8 • 43 min
In this week’s episode, Samantha begins recording remotely due to the COVID 19 crisis by talking via Zoom with Intuitive Healing Business Coach, Jacquelyn Rodriguez! Jacquelyn talks about “The Reality Within Us” and how we can flip the story of the…
39 Full Flush - Emily Yarrison (Bonus Episode)
Apr 3 • 33 min
Emily and Samantha continue their conversation in this week’s Full Flush. Emily is well-traveled, and has plenty of stories to share about some of her experiences in her travels overseas. The majority of this Full Flush delves into Emily’s experience with…
39 Pit Stop - Emily Yarrison: Storytelling And The Personal Connection
Apr 1 • 40 min
This week on the Pit Stop, Samantha sits down with The Moth DC’s 2019 Grand Slam Champion, Emily Yarrison. Emily has been a featured storytelling in cities along the East Coast and has a unique perspective on how a story can help with parenting, teaching,…
38 Full Flush - Kristina Kotlus (Bonus Episode)
Mar 27 • 37 min
Samantha and Kristina continue their conversation in this week’s Full Flush bonus episode. Kristina continues to educate us on different types of brain cancer, how rare hers was, and how she was able to have a special connection to children going through…
38 Pit Stop - Kristina Kotlus: I Quit. Facing Cancer With Faith, Family, and Friends
Mar 25 • 47 min
This week, Samantha sits down with Kristina Kotlus, creator of the blog, “PWC Moms,” and author of the book, “I Quit. Facing Cancer with Faith, Family, and Friends (and Sarcasm. There’s a lot of that, too.)” In this episode, there’s plenty of sarcasm to…
37 Full Flush - Brad McConnell: The Universality of Raising Kids (Bonus Episode)
Mar 20 • 27 min
Samantha and Brad continue the conversation in this week’s Full Flush. Brad shared some more thoughts and memories around gender norms and what it means to be a stay-at-home/work-from-home dad. Be sure to tune in because this episode is where Samantha…
37 Pit Stop - Brad McConnell: The Universality of Raising Kids
Mar 18 • 48 min
In this week’s episode, Samantha sits down with Brad McConnell, owner of Northern Virginia Business Law. Don’t let that mislead you, though, because they don’t talk much about business law. Instead, they talk about Brad’s journey from being a “big firm”…
36 Full Flush - Nicole Naples (Bonus Episode)
Mar 13 • 41 min
Samantha and Nicole continue the conversation in this week’s Full Flush! Nicole discusses the beginnings of teaching her kids how to voice their opinions and how they’re even starting to call her out when she doesn’t discuss her own feelings about certain…
36 Pit Stop - Nicole Naples: The Girl Link
Mar 11 • 39 min
This week’s guest is Nicole Naples, creator of The Girl Link, about how it came to be and what it’s all about. She talks about how The Girl Link gives a voice to mothers and daughters to discuss tough topics that come up in the lives of our children. If…
35 Full Flush - Tom Bigoski (Bonus Episode)
Mar 6 • 40 min
Samantha and Tom continue the conversation after the Pit Stop in this week’s Full Flush episode. Tom talks about a variety of topics from Facebook “Retro Bombing” to the best food joints in the area. The episode ends with a shout out to moms! Enjoy!
35 Pit Stop - Tom Bigoski: Personal Branding
Mar 4 • 51 min
This week, Samantha sits down with Insurance Agent Extraordinaire, Tom Bigoski! Tom talks all about the reasons why he decided to leave the company he was with to form his own insurance company. He discusses his motivations and some of the challenges that…
34 Full Flush - Susan McCorkindale (Bonus Episode)
Feb 28 • 33 min
Samantha and Susan continue the conversation in this week’s Full Flush bonus episode. Susan shares a piece of advice that she gives, but has trouble accepting herself and continues the conversation about building resilience before you need it. Eventually,…
34 Pit Stop - Susan McCorkindale: “Flaws Are The New Black”
Feb 26 • 37 min
This week, Samantha sits down with two time NY Times bestselling author, TEDx Speaker, and host of “Flaws Are The New Black,” Susan McCorkindale. Susan shares with us the aspects of her life that got her to become an author, including the sickness and…
33 Full Flush - Samantha Spittle: Reverse Podcast! (Bonus)
Feb 21 • 36 min
Matt continues the conversation with his guest, Samantha Spittle after having taken a break to have dinner and margaritas at Hector’s of Nokesville. In this Full Flush, the topic delves into Samantha’s vision for the podcast and how it continues to evolve…
33 Pit Stop - Samantha Spittle: Reverse Podcast!
Feb 19 • 52 min
Matt Jennings, the Reverse Podcast host, sits down with this weeks “guest,” Samantha Spittle. Matt and Samantha discuss her journey from humble beginnings to getting a podcast started. Samantha tells us about her life growing up as an Army BRAT and how…
32 Full Flush - Heather Gardner: Do What’s Right and Fear No One (Bonus Episode)
Feb 14 • 39 min
Samantha continues the conversation with Heather Gardner in this week’s Full Flush where Heather talks a little bit more about her weight loss journey and how we can all become self-fulfilling prophecies. She ends with a couple of powerful stories that we…
32 Pit Stop - Heather Gardner: Love With Your Whole Self
Feb 12 • 32 min
Samantha sits down with Heather Gardner in this episode to discuss weight loss, self-image, selfless love, taking chances, and being completely authentic. The topics may sound diverse, but they all tie into Heather’s powerful story that she shares and…
31 Full Flush - Bible On The Rocks Hosts (Bonus Preview)
Feb 7 • 19 min
Samantha sits down with 4 of the hosts of the Bible On The Rocks podcast to talk briefly about their mission and to get a quick explanation about what their podcast is all about. She may get more than she bargained for as they try their hand at some…
31 Pit Stop - Amelia Stansell: Figuring Out Your Finances (Part 2)
Feb 5 • 29 min
Part 2 of Amelia’s tips for becoming financially fit! Amelia continues to provide tips on how to become financially healthy including her take on the best way to pay off debt, how to honor your financial goals, and how she makes “budget time” into…
30 Full Flush - Amelia Stansell’s Vision for Improving the Community’s Financial Health
Jan 31 • 17 min
Amelia Stansell shares with us her vision for improving the financial health of the local community.
30 Pit Stop - Amelia Stansell: Figuring Out Your Finances
Jan 29 • 38 min
Samantha sits down with Episode 26 returning guest, Amelia Stansell to talk about finances. In this episode we delve into the world of money and Amelia gives us some of her tips for being financially secure and independent. Stay tuned next week, because…
29 Full Flush - Sara O’Brien: Insight From an Aesthetician (Bonus)
Jan 24 • 33 min
Samantha continues the conversation with Sara O’Brien and gets into much more detail about what an aesthetician does. What’s the strangest waxing she’s ever done? Why is it called a “Brazillian?” Tune in to find out!
29 Pit Stop - Sara O’Brien: Changing the Superficial Outside to Feel Better Inside
Jan 22 • 29 min
Aesthetician Sara O’Brien joins Samantha in the studio to talk about her journey from studying to be a counselor to where she is today. Don’t know what and aesthetician is? Listen in and find out!
28 Full Flush - Colleen Shumaker (Bonus Episode)
Jan 17 • 41 min
Samantha, Jeremy, and Colleen continue the conversation in the Full Flush. Samantha shares what she wants on her tombstone and the conversation covers a wide array of topics from having different categories of friends to “jiffy-gifs.”
28 Pit Stop - Colleen Shumaker: Finding the Fantastic
Jan 15 • 39 min
Samantha sits down with the founder of Finding the Fantastic, Colleen Shumaker, to discuss what Finding the Fantastic is and what her journey was to get there.
27 Full Flush - Christina Ammerman (Bonus Episode)
Jan 10 • 30 min
The conversation continues with Christina Ammerman! Jeremy chimes in with questions that came up for him during the Pit Stop episode and the conversation ranges from a discussion about musicals to PTSD associated with abuse as a child.
27 Pit Stop - Christina Ammerman: Finding Joy
Jan 8 • 44 min
Samantha sits down to talk with Christina Ammerman to discuss her jouney to finding joy. They discuss the Law of Polarity, primary intentions of people, and how music helps to find joy.
26 Full Flush - Amelia Stansell: Time Management and Productivity (Part 2 BONUS)
Jan 3 • 38 min
There were too many great pointers to cover, so this week’s Full Flush is a continuation of the Pit Stop episode. Samantha and Amelia continue their conversation and Amelia goes through a few more pointers that will help us keep our New Years resolutions…
26 Pit Stop - Amelia Stansell: Time Management and Productivity
Jan 1 • 37 min
Happy New Year, Flushers!! To kick off 2020 on a productive foot, Samantha talks with Amelia Stansell about time management. If you want to make 2020 a productive year, Amelia gives us the insight on how to make lists and prioritize. There’s so much…
25 Full Flush - Shannon McGurk (Bonus Episode)
Dec 20, 2019 • 23 min
Samantha and Jeremy continue the conversation with Shannon McGurk, founder of Authentic Masculinity. We get into additional topics, but mostly clarify some of what was discussed during the Pit Stop, so if you haven’t listened to the Pit Stop yet, listen…
25 Pit Stop - Shannon McGurk: Authentic Masculinity
Dec 18, 2019 • 44 min
Samantha sits down with Shannon McGurk to talk about his entrepreneurial project, Authentic Masculinity. Shannon explains what it means to be masculine and the conversation touches on a related topic, too; marriage.
24 Full Flush - Emily Yarrison (Bonus Episode)
Dec 13, 2019 • 21 min
Samantha and Jeremy continue the conversation with Emily in the Full Flush. We talk about Christmas decorations and where Emily is considered a “Thick Madam.” Just in case there’s a question about that term, it’s a good thing.
24 Pit Stop - Emily Yarrison - Vulnerable Storytelling
Dec 11, 2019 • 50 min
Samantha sits down with a new friend met through her recent venture into storytelling, Emily Yarrison. They talk about the storytelling world and how Emily got into storytelling as a hobby. Emily recently won The Moth Grand Slam storytelling event in D.C.…
23 Full Flush - Brett Hinkey (Bonus Episode)
Dec 6, 2019 • 22 min
Samantha and Jeremy continue the conversation with Brett in the Full Flush. Jeremy does some fact-checking of some of the material covered in the Pit Stop.
23 Pit Stop - Brett Hinkey: The Inherent Worth and Value of People
Dec 4, 2019 • 37 min
Samantha sits down with long-time friend Brett Hinkey to discuss his love of freedom, however the discussion turns to a talk about the inherent value and worth of all human beings.
22 Full Flush - Carylee Carrington (Bonus Episode)
Nov 29, 2019 • 16 min
The conversation continues with Carylee Carrington. In the “Full Flush,” Jeremy joins us to further discuss the topic of “don’t touch hair.”
22 Pit Stop - Carylee Carrington: Celebrating Differences
Nov 27, 2019 • 37 min
Samantha sits down with Carylee Carrington, children’s author and host of the Read with Carylee show on YouTube, talking about her mission to help kids celebrate their differences.
21 Full Flush - Darren and Lawanda Council (Bonus Episode)
Nov 22, 2019 • 30 min
Samantha and Jeremy continue the conversation with Darren and Lawanda to explore what can strengthen a marriage.
21 Pit Stop - Darren and Lawanda Council
Nov 20, 2019 • 35 min
Samantha and Jeremy sit down with Darren and Lawanda Council to talk about their Facebook show, Unscripted Marriage. They discuss the origins of their marriage and how they came to have a heart for being “missionaries for marriage.”
20 Full Flush - Samantha and Jeremy with the Kids (Bonus Episode)
Nov 15, 2019 • 21 min
Samantha and Jeremy sit down with their two kids (ages 7 and 9) for an interview that includes some insightful questions from Conner and some fart jokes. This episode comes from the recovered archives of the lost hard drive.
20 Pit Stop: Hard Drive Crash Special - Podcast Reflections… for now
Nov 13, 2019 • 36 min
Samantha and Jeremy were able to turn the crashing of their hard drive into an opportunity to reflect on the first 6 months of their podcasting journey…for now.
19 Full Flush - Amy Crescimanno-Word: Pit Stop Part 2
Nov 8, 2019 • 38 min
Samantha and Amy continue their conversation that couldn’t be contained in the Pit Stop. Amy tells her “Umbro Shorts” story and continues on to tell the unsuspecting “Treadmill” story.
19 Pit Stop - Amy Crescimanno-Word: “Breaking The Shame”
Nov 6, 2019 • 39 min
Samantha and Amy reflect on some of the stories from her past and how telling stories that aren’t otherwise told “breaks the shame” for other people who have experienced the similar things.
18 Full Flush - Kerry Thomas (Bonus Episode)
Nov 1, 2019 • 23 min
Samantha continues the conversation with Kerry Thomas, an organizational and productivity expert. In the “after show,” Kerry shares her experience with the TED Talk she did, then Samantha discusses what “the worst thing that could possibly happen” is to…
18 Pit Stop - Kerry Thomas: Conquer The Chaos
Oct 30, 2019 • 36 min
Samantha sits down with Kerry Thomas, an organization and productivity expert, to talk about how to organize our crazy lives. They talk about the 5 step process and Kerry provides practical tips.
17 Full Flush - Natasha Frisk (Bonus Episode)
Oct 25, 2019 • 33 min
Samantha and Natasha continue their conversation about health and wellness and dive into other topics from tattoos to The Grateful Dead.
17 Pit Stop - Natasha Frisk: Health and Wellness
Oct 23, 2019 • 44 min
Natasha Frisk visits the studio for the second time to continue the discussion on health and wellness.
16 Full Flush - Debbie Jewell (Bonus Episode)
Oct 18, 2019 • 28 min
Samantha continues her conversation with Debbie Jewell. The full flush delves into everybody’s college experience at Virginia Tech, and Samantha opens up her birthday present.
16 Pit Stop - Debbie Jewell: Being Open to Change
Oct 16, 2019 • 38 min
Samantha sits down with an old friend, Debbie Jewell, to talk about changes; how we are resistant and how we should embrace change.
15 Full Flush - Gretchen Kelsey (Bonus Episode)
Oct 11, 2019 • 37 min
Samantha and Gretchen continue their conversation and get into other topics that include “leveling up” literally in a video game with her husband and choosing the right college.
15 Pit Stop - Gretchen Kelsey: Leveling Up
Oct 9, 2019 • 41 min
14 Full Flush - Allison Griffin (Bonus Episode)
Oct 4, 2019 • 49 min
Samantha and Allison continue their conversation about her son’s dwarfism as well as other topics from parenting to Mad Men.
14 Pit Stop - Allison Griffin: Dwarfism Awareness
Oct 2, 2019 • 42 min
Samantha sits down with Allison Griffin to talk about her son’s diagnosis of Diastrophic Dysplasia, a rare genetic condition that causes dwarfism.
13 Full Flush - Kristy Dunaway (Bonus Episode)
Sep 27, 2019 • 38 min
Samantha and Kristy continue their conversation on different personality styles and the role of faith in their lives.
13 Pit Stop - Kristy Dunaway: The Platinum Rule and Personality Styles.
Sep 25, 2019 • 34 min
Samantha and Kristy sit down to talk about the crucial difference between the Golden Rule and the Platinum Rule. They also discuss how different personality styles affect how we can build relationships, both personal and professional.
12 Pit Stop - Matt Jennings: Changing Careers
Sep 18, 2019 • 36 min
Samantha sits down with Matt Jennings, one half of M&M Exteriors, to talk about his transition from being a lawyer to a roofing contractor. They also chat about how he came to be the podcast sponsor.
12 Full Flush - Matt Jennings (Bonus Episode)
Sep 18, 2019 • 42 min
Samantha and Matt continue their conversation about his previous life as a lawyer and now as a business owner.
11 Pit Stop - Jennifer Perrius: Marriage and sex.
Sep 11, 2019 • 38 min
Samantha sits down with Jenn Perrius to talk about sex, specifically her perspective as it relates to her marriage and what she has learned over the last 25 years.
11 Full Flush - Jennifer Perrius (Bonus Episode)
Sep 11, 2019 • 36 min
Samantha and Jenn continue the conversation from Episode 11 and hear some of Jeremy’s perspective.
10 - Meghan Stubbs: Friends and parenting.
Sep 4, 2019 • 48 min
Samantha initially sat down with her friend Meghan Stubbs to practice for the podcast but it was too fun not to share! They share their tips on parenting and a few fun stories.
9 - Rebecca Burtram: Back to School success
Aug 28, 2019 • 67 min
Samantha sits down with Rebecca Burtram again to talk about ways to help students succeed, according to a teacher. Advice anyone can benefit from in all areas of life.
8 - Christina Ammerman: Master Mindset Healer
Aug 21, 2019 • 79 min
Samantha sits down with Christina Ammerman, master mindset healer to discuss how powerful our mind is and how much it affects how and what we do every day.
7 - Gretchen Kelsey: Raising kids away from family.
Aug 14, 2019 • 71 min
Samantha talks with Gretchen Kelsey about what it’s like to raise kids away from family and also some lessons learned along the way that we could all benefit from hearing.
6 - Kathleen Novasack: Building and maintaining friendship.
Aug 7, 2019 • 60 min
Samantha and her BFF, Kathleen, talk about friendship and how building relationships change as we get older.
5 - Jacquelyn Rodriguez: The power of a positive mindset.
Jul 31, 2019 • 54 min
Samantha and Jacquelyn talk about the power of positivity, meditation and more. Jacquelyn’s mission to help people find their true passions and live their life with intention and positivity.
4 - Natasha Frisk: Get and stay healthy!
Jul 24, 2019 • 67 min
Samantha and Natasha sit down to talk all things health and wellness. Well, not ALL things. Natasha keeps things simple and shares ways we can get and stay healthy (keyword stay)!
3 - Kate Sprague: Growing hope and passions.
Jul 17, 2019 • 60 min
Samantha and Kate Sprague, from Flourish with Kate, sit down to talk about how gardening saved her life and the lessons learned from finding your passion. They also talk about how Samantha saved a woman’s life…sort of.
2 - Dawn Gardner: Changing the story you tell yourself.
Jul 10, 2019 • 45 min
Samantha talks with Dawn Gardner of DG Photography about empowering women by changing the story we tell ourselves.
1 - Rebecca Burtram: You are enough!
Jul 3, 2019 • 63 min
Samantha sits down to talk with Rebecca Burtram about the origins of the podcast, why potty humor can be an invitation to genuine connection and vulnerability and how we can cope with feelings of being enough.