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The Lightning Round with Matt Gersper

48 EpisodesProduced by Happy LivingWebsite

The Lightning Round is a spinoff of Something Significant with Matt Gersper. Here he asks ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the world their responses to well known quotes.

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#48 - Glenn Ratcliffe

November 15th, 2022


Today's guest is Glenn Ratcliffe a former professional soccer player, is a Scottish actor with over thirty years of experience. He has performed in Film, Television, Theater, Commercials and Voiceovers for shows like …

#47 - Steven Farrugia

November 15th, 2022


Today's guest Steven Farrugia. He is the Founder, CEO, and Chair of ShareTree, a registered secular charity and social purpose network that …

#46 - Joe Jacobi

November 15th, 2022


Today's guest is Joe Jacobi. He is an Olympic gold medalist and performance coach. He uses his background to respond to quotes from Helen Keller and …

#45 - Becca Stevens

November 9th, 2022


Today's guest is Becca Stevens, she is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur, and the founder and president of Thistle Farms (, whose mission is Helping women survivors overcome and …

#44 - Ray Archuleta

November 8th, 2022


Today's guest is Ray Archuleta. He is on a great, big, bold, important mission to save our planet by healing the soil and from the documentary Kiss …

#43 - Dr. LaReesa Ferdinand

November 8th, 2022


Today's guest is Dr. LaRessa Ferdinand. She is a Women’s Hormone Expert, Wellness & Epigenetics Coach, Consultant, Future Female Advocate, …

#42 - Jeanne Celestine Lakin

November 1st, 2022


Today's guest is Jeanne Celestine Lakin, who is an award-winning author and inspirational speaker. She has captivated thousands by sharing her survival story during the Rwandan genocide, living the power of forgiveness, …

#41 - Terry Tolbert

November 1st, 2022


Today's guest is Terry Tolbert. He has over 30 years experience in ministry in small groups, discipleship, and training and uses that experience to …

#40 - Toby Newman

November 1st, 2022


Today's guest is Toby Newman. He engages with many learning communities where he’s known as The Neverending Learner on a mission to improve learning experiences for leaders, employees and influencers, and people all …

#39 - Freddy Jackson

October 26th, 2022


Today's guest is Freddy Jackson. Freddy is the founder of Love No Ego (, which provides positive development for youth and young …

#38 - Dale Foster

October 26th, 2022


Today's guest is Dale Foster. He is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and has been working in the field of Neurofeedback as a clinician and researcher …

#37 - Karey Spear

October 25th, 2022


Today's guest is Karey Spear. She is a nutrition and epigenetic coach, a personal growth expert, and a mindset mover. Using her unique background, she responds to quotes from Shunryu Suzuki, Adyashanti, Hemingway, Mr. …

#36 - Patricia Ryan Madson

October 18th, 2022


Today's guest is Patricia Ryan Madson. She is the author of Improv Wisdom ( and uses the valuable lessons learned from the art of …

#35 - Dr. Charlie Ware

October 18th, 2022


Today's guest is Dr. Charlie Ware. He is a natural medicine physician who has been in his patients’ shoes and he is passionate about walking them to their own healing using this background, he responds to quotes from …

#34 - Dr. Stephanie Rimka

October 18th, 2022


Today's Guest is Dr. Stephanie Rimka. She uses her eclectic background as a personal trainer, chiropractic psychologist, neurofeedback therapist, …

#33 - Kris Sherrod

October 11th, 2022


Today's guest is Kris Sherrod. Kris is the CEO and Founder of BreadWinners ( sharing financial literacy to help others learn wealth building. In this episode, Kris responds to quotes from …

#32 - Jill Wright

October 11th, 2022


Today's guest is Jill Wright. She is affectionately known as the Queen of Shine. She's a HeartCentered Leader and the CEO of Executive Shine and has been recognized by both Forbes Magazine and Harvard Business Review …

#31 - Dr. Michael Meighen

October 11th, 2022


Today's guest is Dr. Michael Meighen. He is Board Certified in Physiatry and Pain Medicine and Author of #1 Best Selling Book "A New You: Using the Body's Regenerative and Restorative Healing Powers to Optimize …

#30 - J.T. Cotton

October 4th, 2022


Today's guest is J.T. Cotton. J.T is a former football player turned Pastor and uses this unique combo to respond to quotes from Jack London, Martin Luther King Jr., the Bible, Bruce Lee and of course Goethe.  

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#29 - Celia Slater

October 4th, 2022


Today's Guest is Celia Slater. Pioneering, forward-thinking and solution-focused, Celia Slater is a nationally-recognized leader committed to …

#28 - Sara McCarty

October 4th, 2022


Today's Guest is Sara McCarty. She is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Run Wild My Child and podcast host of the Run Wild My Child. She takes her unique experiences to respond to quotes from Muir, Hemingway, Coelho, …

#27 - Kate McKinnie

September 27th, 2022


Today’s guest is Kate McKinnie. Kate uses her decades of experience helping women, who need help through the non-profit, The Next Door, and responds to quotes from Helen Keller, Adyashanti, Rumi, the Bible, and of …

#26 - Anessa Powell

September 27th, 2022


Today's Guest is Anessa Powell. She uses her experience working for All Ability Recruiting, which is focused on people's capabilities, not inabilities, and responds to quotes from T.S. Elliot, Adyashanti, Helen Keller, …

#25 - Dan Melton

September 27th, 2022


Today's guest is Dan Melton, he uses his experience as a founder of 4 startups to respond to quotes from Denzel Washington, Socrates, and of course Goethe.

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#24 - Lanny West

September 20th, 2022


Today's guest is Lanny West. Lanny uses his unique life experience as an author, coach, and farmer whose life has taken him from cocaine to Christ, to respond to quotes from Rumi, C.S. Lewis, Hemingway, Einstein, and of …

#23 - Lee Ann Foster

September 20th, 2022


Today's Guest is Lee Ann Foster. Her passion is to help people learn how to live the healthiest, happiest, most fulfilling lives possible. She uses …

#22 - Titus Bartolotta

September 20th, 2022


Today's guest is Titus Bartolotta. He uses his background as a founder, president, and lead consultant to respond to quotes from Dr. Wayne Dyer, …

#21 - Mark Young

September 12th, 2022


Today’s returning guest is Mark Young. Mark went from a life of security and academia to the life of a risk-taking entrepreneur. Listen as he …

#20 - Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

September 12th, 2022


Today's Guest is Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith. She is a Board-Certified internal medicine physician, speaker, and author. She uses her life experience to respond to quotes from: Billy Joel, Adyashanti, T.S. Elliot, and as …

#19 - Carrie Stuart Parks

September 12th, 2022


Today's Guest is Carrie Stuart Parks. She is an award-winning, internationally known forensic artist and author of over 20 books. She uses her vast array of experiences to respond to quotes from Thoreau, Michelangelo, …

#18 - Chris Dortch

September 5th, 2022


Today's Guest is Dr. Chris Dortch. Chris uses he experience as a pastor who has been serving in ministry since 1993, to respond to quotes from Hemingway, H. Jackson Brown, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and of course Goethe. 

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#17 - Jacqueline Pirtle

September 5th, 2022


Today's guest is Jaqueline Pirtle. She is a holistic practitioner, bestselling author, podcaster, and speaker. She uses her life experiences to …

#16 - Leann Spofford

September 5th, 2022


Today's guest is Leann Spofford. She has been in the healthcare industry for 25 years. She uses her passion about health + wellness and nature-based approach to respond to quotes from Khalil Gibran, Shunryu Suzuki, …

#15 - Gary Wilkin

August 29th, 2022


Today's guest is Gary Wilkin. He left his corporate job and now spends his days helping others retire and get where they want to be. Using his experience of helping others, he responds to quotes from Zig Ziglar, Rumi, …

#14 - Kelly McKain

August 29th, 2022


Today's guest is Kelly McKain. She is meditator, yogi for 25 years now, and a children’s and a YA fiction author for just as long. She takes her ecelctic background and responds to quotes from Michelangelo, Helen …

#13 - Ukpeme Akpan Okon

August 29th, 2022


Today's guest is Ukpeme Akpan Okon. She is the Principal of The Values String, LLC, and is the Author of award-winning The Values String: A book on …

#12 - Larry Carnes

August 22nd, 2022


Today's guest is Larry Carnes. He’s my neighbor and a retired engineer, who uses his life of solving problems to respond to quotes from Lao Tzu, …

#11 - George Blakeney

August 22nd, 2022


Today's guest is George Blakeney Jr. He uses his life as a professional basketball player to respond to quotes from Martin Luther King Jr, Khalil Gibran, Coretta King, John Wooden, and of course Goethe. 

#10 - Christy Wells-Fritz

August 22nd, 2022


Christy, of the incredible Jubillee Suites, uses her eclectic life background to respond to a quote from Goethe. 

#9 - Dana Maloney

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Dana Maloney the owner of Jubilee Suites. Dana's blend of following her dreams and top-notch hosting experience are on display as …

#8 - Roger Fritz

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Roger Fritz. He is the craftsman behind Fritz Brothers Guitars. He uses his decades worth of experience in Rock and Roll to respond …

#7 - Wade Wellborn

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Wade Wellborn. Wade is the owner and operator of Dr. Music Records in Fairhope, Alabama and creator of the one of a kind Sonic Suitcase. Using his unique background, Wade responds to quotes from Grandpa …

#6 - Jeff Hilimire

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Jeff Hilimire. He's an author and CEO of Dragon Army. He takes his entrepreneurial mind and penchant for leadership, and responds to quotes from Lao Tzu, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Billy Joel, Khalil Gibran, and …

#5 - Heather Ternahan

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Heather Ternahan. Listen as she takes her unique insight of motherhood and the journey of guiding her son through cancer, and responds to quotes from Witter Bynner, Walt Whitman, Albert Einstein, and of …

#4 - Davitria Harell

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Davitria Harell. She is the founder and executive director of FUNdamentally Sound In Skill and Life. She takes her unique perspective from a life of basketball and responds to quotes from Hemingway, …

#3 - Ozzy Nelson

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Ozzy Nelson. He is the owner of Mayday Brewery in Murfreesboro, TN. Listen as Ozzy takes his unique life of brewery owner and responds to quotes from Oswald Chambers, Heraclitus, Jack London, Shunryu …

#2 - Jeannine Tunmann

August 12th, 2022


Today's guest is Jeannine Tunmann. She is the Founder of Wholistic Body Logix. For almost twenty years she has been helping healthy-minded …

#1 - Trace Embry

August 9th, 2022


Trace Embry is today's guest. He’s the Founder and Director of Shepherds Hill Academy, a Christian wilderness and therapeutic residential program and author of the new book: The Miracles of Shepherds Hill. In this …

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