The Comin’ Home Podcast with John Alan

John Alan is a singer/songwriter, standup comedian, champion powerlifter and writer. He engages in good conversation about life, it’s challenges and rewards, with a wide variety of guests.

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How do we know what we don't know? How much value is there in having empathy for others as opposed to sympathy? Snoopy and I approach these questions from a few different angles in relation to differe...
September 26, 2021
If you are wondering how to stay fit or GET FIT after surgery, it may not be as difficult as you think. Very often, it is your mentality or mindset that decides the ease or difficulty of your path to ...
September 20, 2021
I will freely admit that when Snoopy is on my side, it is a sign that I am on the right path, and it motivates me to keep moving on. In this episode, we talk about the mixture of fortune and struggle ...
September 12, 2021
We talk about who engages in mansplaining and we speculate as to why they do it.  Tiffany Trautman came to me with a subject that affects her life and the life of many women. Mansplaining is often man...
August 29, 2021
Exposure to people of other cultures destroys myths that lead to racism. We talk about that and other hilarious topics. Eirik Sørvik and Anthony Kalinde are both Norwegian standup comedians. * If you'...
August 22, 2021
Survivors of human trafficking are not to be written off as useless in the fight against the trauma that traffickers have put these victims through. They are the specialists, they can do much when it ...
August 15, 2021
Shana Betz is from my small town in Ohio, she had a rough childhood, and her mother coordinated a drug-running ring in Florida... but in spite of all of that, she didn't quit. She is a successful Holl...
August 8, 2021
Lone Nikolaisen traded her typical Norwegian life for the greater challenge of life as a Norwegian coastal fisherman living on the island of Røst. We go into her joy and her struggle as a fisherman, a...
August 1, 2021
Rob Daniels is the author of BEYOND THE MIC. He is a radio show host and voiceover artist in Canada. You can buy his book HERE. * If you'd like to support The Comin' Home Podcast With John Alan, you c...
July 25, 2021
Heroin addiction took my son. How do I deal with that? Here is the newspaper article that I refer to in this episode. CLICK HERE * If you'd like to support The Comin' Home Podcast With John Alan, you ...
July 18, 2021
I have found that I am often pulled towards those who live their lives with a mixture of ambition, empathy, and purpose. Tommy Garry is one of those people. He is an account executive at Freight Farms...
July 11, 2021
Have you ever fasted? Have you ever completed a dry fast? I recently completed a 60 hour dry fast, which was my first fast in about 18 months. I am not a doctor or a medical expert, but I am an expert...
July 6, 2021
I talk with Bob Clendenin about his work on the comedy web series "Vice Force Action Squad". Find it here. We also discuss his thoughts on finding a comfortable place in Hollywood while facing ruthles...
July 4, 2021
Rob Yarber is an actor, writer, professional bartender, and bartender instructor. He also has a top-rated blog. His path through life has taken him from the USA to Norway, to Ireland, and now to Greec...
June 27, 2021
Wiley and I talk about our experiences as NCAA football athletes, personal health and nutrition, mental health and issues of identity for ourselves and our children. We laugh a lot during this convers...
June 23, 2021
Why do we so often feel that we need to change our path in life, or that we aren't worthy of the very goals we have created for ourselves? Merete Vold and I talk about how, very often, the solution to...
June 20, 2021
Now that we have Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday in the United States, I present the following question: Do black Americans suffer from a so-called Victim Mentality, or does American history show that...
June 19, 2021
Los Angeles/Hollywood and its inhabitants are not like everyone thinks... usually. Eric Ernst and I talk about his journey from Florida to Los Angeles, and the making of his comedy web series "Vice Fo...
June 13, 2021
My friend and fellow comedian Anthony Kalinde suggested that I have someone come on my show and put me in the guest chair for a revealing interview. Eirik Sørvik was the best choice for that task. He ...
June 9, 2021
Ross Leppala and I discuss his inspiring journey from deep depression during the summer before he started seventh grade when he nearly took his own life, to his solid life now as a Coach for Reactive ...
June 6, 2021

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