015 – He Was Almost a School Shooter: Aaron Stark

Summary

After years of physical and mental abuse in a chaotic and violent home, being bullied at the almost 40 schools he went to in his youth (due to the constant relocations of his drug-addicted parents), and battles with depression and self-harm, Aaron Stark reached a point where he could no longer take it.

He decided to get a gun and do the unspeakable –  take revenge on a world that seemingly had forgotten him.

Luckily, before the unspeakable could happen, Aaron was saved by simple acts of kindness – by a colleague who understood that Aaron needed emotional help and support more than anything else. [... read more ...]        go to episode

004 – Bas Rutten: Sick & Bullied Child Turned Fighting Legend & Hollywood Star

Summary

As one of the earliest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champions, former King of Pancrase and Thai Boxer, Bas Rutten has faced some pretty tough opponents.

But none challenged him as much as his personal struggles, from chronic illness and bullying as a kid, to beating an opioid addiction, to strange happenings in his family home.

In this episode Bas tells Rob Konrad a rollicking tale of learning to swing through trees, standing up to bullies, knocking many people out, coming out tops at a high school reunion, being a grandfather, and finding his way back to his faith.  [... read more ...]        go to episode