Dustin Plantholt

Podcast Appearances

Ever felt like you’re running on empty, drained not by illness but by life’s persistent curveballs? I’ve walked that road. 2014 was the year I lost my sister to an overdose, and with that, a chunk of my soul went dormant. It felt like life’s volume got turned down, with connections fading away as I became the poster child for self-pity.

But, life, being the unpredictable journey it is, threw me a lifeline in March 2019. With my anchor, my wife, and the brilliant John Miller producing, “Life’s Tough, You Can Be Tougher” hit the airwaves. This wasn’t just any podcast. It was a space for guests to unpack the unspoken battles that fortified their minds. My inaugural episode was an intimate chat with my childhood pastor, revisiting our shared memories, including the poignant times when he stood by Tennille and me during our foster care days. The listener count? A humble 600. Not bad for a guy who was more jittery than a caffeinated squirrel behind the mic!

From there, things got wild. Episode three? Step in, Evander Holyfield. By the fifth, I’m chatting with Robocop. Six episodes in, and I’ve got Priceline’s billionaire co-founder in the mix. And by ten? My sci-fi hero was sharing stories. The roster grew, with icons like Jerry Springer, the infamous Hulk aka Lou Ferrigno, culinary genius Lidia Bastianich, and the unforgettable Gene Simmons.

Luck? Nope. My inbox was a testament to relentless outreach, diving deep into contact lists, shooting off cold emails, and sometimes just shooting my shot via a website’s ‘Contact Us’ form. Tools like Hunter.io and IMDB’s premium services were my trusty sidekicks. I was on a mission: not to merely host a podcast, but to set a gold standard in raw, authentic storytelling. And through it all, I realized one thing: pain has two faces – the kind that breaks you and the kind that reshapes you. My journey through the podcasting world did more than just heal; it’s fortified my spirit.

Life’s Tough, but Joe Foster is Tougher!

Life’s Tough, but David Green is Tougher!

Chief Rabbi Elie Abadie: On Service and Respect as the Foundation of a Beautiful Life

Chinwe Esimai: Immigrant Women Inspire Brilliance Beyond Borders

Life’s Tough—Denise Ilitch is TOUGHER, Carrying on a Family Legacy of Hard Work and Listening

Life’s Tough— Erik Weir is TOUGHER, discussing financial strategies that can transform your life

Hadil Es-Sbai, CEO & Raymond van der Waal, Head of Marketing of Triall.io

Cheryl Miller, Co-Author of “Business Doing Good”

Coach Rob Mendez Writes a Book, “Who Says I Can’t?”

Special Interview with Queen Diambi of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Alex (Kushti) Chepurnoy, Co-Founder and Core Developer, Ergo Platform

Matt Larby, Founder & CEO, Realm

Jean Auditor, Head of Communications, Etherlite

Alex Mascioli, Co-founder, Trade The Chain

David Vaskevitch: Building Microsoft from the Ground Up with Bill Gates

Denelle Dixon, CEO, Stellar.org

Sean Callagy: founder of Callagy Law and UNBLINDED, releasing fears of rejection and failure

Joe Jewson, Co-Founder, BitcoinVend

Michael Rosmer, Co-Founder, DEFIYIELD

Alex Shipp, Head of Business Development, Offshift

Jaskanwar Singh, Co-Founder and CEO, UnoRe

Azeem Ahmed, Co-founder, Armor.Fi

Pastor Neil Tomba: Finding Jesus on The Listening Road

Charles Robinson, CBDO, Jigstack

Nitin Agarwal, Founder, B21.io

Danish Chaudhry, CEO of Bitcoin.com Exchange - Thoughts Of The Week #7

Wojciech Podobas, CEO, Student Coin

Greg Rogowski, Founder, Mining City Platform

Dr. Lawrence Krauss explores questions about the universe and its origins

Maxwell Gross, COO, Superbid.io

Artur Pszczółkowski, CMO & Co-Founder, GamerHash

Kieran Warwick, Founder, Illuvium

Mark Berger President, Occam.Fi

Sergei Shashev, Broxus, Founder

Steven Strombeck: Changing the World “One Knob at a Time”

Kazim Atilla, CEO and Founder of IQONIQ

Dr. Don Wood is telling you: “Nothing is wrong with you or your mind”

Dr. Christina Rahm: empowering others to take control of their own health and wellness

Greg Laurie offering spiritual answers to life’s toughest questions

Josh Nielsen founder of Zencastr, the high-quality web-based solution for podcasters

Dr. Gary Onik: pioneering revolutionary cancer treatments and never giving up on any patient

Zen (Zhen Yu) Yong, Co-Founder & CEO of Torus

Danish Chaudhry, CEO of Bitcoin.com Exchange - Thoughts Of The Week #6

Evan Kuo & Manny Rincon-Cruz of Ampleforth

Rebeccah Silence helping hundreds of families and individuals through life-changing breakthroughs!

Manohara K, Founder and CEO of Unmarshal

Ian Rogers, CXO of Ledger

James Hakim, CEO of Curate & Danish Chaudhry, CEO of Bitcoin.com

John Lombela, Founder of Axalio

Danish Chaudhry, CEO of Bitcoin.com Exchange #5

Michael Dowling, from Irish immigrant to President & CEO of Northwell Health

Alexandra Kolossov, CMO of Wallex Custody

Steven Pu, Founder at Taraxa.io

Rick Tirelli solving nearly 600 homicide cases as one of NYPD’s greatest detectives

Mallory Weggemann, paralympic gold metalist, smashing limitations in and out of the pool!

Danish Chaudhry, CEO of Bitcoin.com Exchange - Thoughts Of The Week #4

Valeria Kholostenko, Founder of Polkadot DeFi Alliance

Danish Chaudhry, CEO of Bitcoin.com Exchange #3

Eric Chen, CEO of Injective

Julia Golding penning great novels while leading worthy causes!

Simone Mazzuca, Founder of Wallex Custody

Dr. Philip Stieg showing the world how to harness the power of the brain!

Gene Simmons, Musician

Ivan Soto-Wright, CEO of MoonPay

Arabian Prince, Musician

LyNea Bell defying the odds to become a formidable talent agent!

Sir Mix-A-Lot, Musician

Ronald Diamond serving Family Offices as if they were family!

Danish Chaudhry, CEO of Bitcoin.com Exchange

Marshall Hayner, CEO of Metal Pay

Anthony Georgiades & J Emanuel, Pastel Network

Wyclef Jean, Musician

Amar Kovacevic, Co-Founder of Ideaology.io

Roneil Rumberg, CEO of Audius

Guy Hirsch, Managing Director of Etoro

Brandon Ramirez, Co-Founder Of The Graph

Yale ReiSoleil, Founder of iob.fi

Jim Rogers, Investor

Jack Platts, Co-Founder of Hypersphere

Alex Lebed, CTO of xSigma

Alexander Filatov and Mitja Goroshevsky, Co-Founders of TON Labs

Stephen Shamus, founder of ACE Universe, delivering “Super” experiences to legions of comic fans

Eric Ly, CEO of Hub

Mel Allen bringing us inspirational accounts of human endurance and fortitude

Richard Heart, Founder of HEX Coin

Jazear Brooks, Founder of Sifchain

Derek Yoo, CEO of PureStake

Denko Mancheski, CEO of Reef Finance

Clinton Donnelly, CEO of Donnelly Tax Law

CryptoBirb, Founder of The Birb Nest

Michael Flight, CEO of LibertyFund.io

David Moss, CEO of StrongBlock

Joe Lau, Co-Founder of Alchemy

Frederic Chesnais, Chairman & CEO of Atari

Doron Kempel revolutionizing the future of personal safety and security through a common “Bond”

Charlie Silver, CEO of Permission.io

Sean Worthington, Founder of CloudCoin

Rodney Herrington’s mission to provide safe water and disinfectant to everyone

Pauline Shangett, CMO of ChangeNOW

Calvin Ayre betting on online gambling and winning BIG!

Scott Melker, Wolf of All Street

Philip Moore, COO of Frontier

Ruben Merre, CEO of nGrave

George Zarya, CEO of BeQuant

Matthew Zachary surviving brain cancer and becoming a foremost patient advocate

Mitoshi Joe, Founder of Waves & Particle Trading System

Jim Blasko & Michael Terpin, Co-Founders Of Aspire

Joe Vezanni, CEO & Founder of LunarCrush

Brad Kam, Co-Founder of Unstoppable Domains

Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder of MATIC

Dr. Craig Wright challenging the world with visionary ideas

Alon Goren, Founding Partner of Draper Goren Holm

Bobby Ong, Co-Founder of CoinGecko

Derek of Working Money Channel

Juan Otero, Co-Founder & CEO of Travala discusses Blockchain Based Travel Booking

Stephen Pair, CEO of BitPay, Discusses Digi Cash and the Future of Payments

Steven Waterhouse, CEO of Orchid, Deep Dive into VPNs

Amrit Kumar, Co-Founder Zilliqa discusses Digital Contracts

Alex Blagirev, Deputy CEO of Sensorium Corp, Virtual Reality meets Blockchain

Dustin is joined by Bittrex Global COO & CFO, Stephen Stonberg

Jon Erwin sharing stories of hope, faith, redemption, and triumph of the human spirit

Danish Chaudry: What is a Crypto Exchange

Nishal Shetty, CEO of WazirX

Bagsy, Trader & Advisor

Alex Adelman, CEO of Lolli

Dr. David Ireland, pastor and author and says, “God is Tougher!”

Dustin Plantholt & Bitcoin.com Interviews

Pat Robertson, celebrated evangelist and religious leader continues writing new chapters

Marco Greenberg: how to “tap the primal drive” that powers the most successful people

Lonnie Mayne building meaningful company cultures through inspired employee engagement

Mary Wilson, one of the last interviews with this legendary singer from The Supremes

Jerry Springer, popular talk-show host confronts critics with humility

Joe de Sena, a conversation with the founder of Spartan Races, the world fastest growing sports movement

Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) changing lives through a revolutionary workout and yoga routine

Lou Ferrigno, overcoming adversity and inspiring others to become incredible

Stephen and Mara Klemich, helping others find the best version of themselves

Tim Draper, entrepreneur, Bitcoin enthusiast and one of the greatest venture capitalists of our time

John Tesh, cancer survivor shares secret to his perseverance and resolute mindset

Ben Kane, bestselling historical novelist brings ancient history to life

Jaci Velasquez, Latin pop singer/songwriter discusses her faith and passion for autism awareness

Bjorn Oste, Swedish co-founder and CEO of Good Idea Drinks, focuses on nutrition

Catie Harris, helping turn nurse professionals into thriving entrepreneurs

Robert Schuller, televangelist inspiring the masses towards Vital Living

Charles Rosen, founder of Ironbound Hard Cider giving ex-offenders a real chance to rise above a system

Morri Chowaiki, serial entrepreneur and inventor turned head of Sales & Retail for The Shark Group

Anthony Pompliano is making waves in the world of crypto with his latest Tweet

Roger Ver, Chairman of Bitcoin.com spotting opportunity in cryptocurrency and building an empire

Lidia Bastianich, Emmy award-winning television host talks about how her Italian roots have influenced her food

Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, online content trailblazer shares the story of his entrepreneurial hits and misses

Chris & Emily Norton, facing adversity head on and thriving from it

Rudy Perez, Cuban refugee to world-renowned record producer & songwriter

Brian Marks, from health food to hair products, this entrepreneur has created wildly successful brands

Gordon Robertson, opens up about what it’s like to be the son of renowned Pat Robertson, host of The 700 Club

Bill Moses, co-founder of KeVita Probiotic Drinks whose goal is to “disrupt the alcohol beverage industry”

Wyclef Jean, Grammy Award winning superstar shares how his guitar is his favorite form of therapy

Matthew Mather, best-selling author is now working with 20 Century Fox

William J. Rouhana Jr., CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Richard Wiese, TV personality and president of the Explorers Club encourages everyone to get outside and start exploring

Andy Andrews, respected author and speaker presses the importance of decision making

Orson Scott Card, author and literature professor at Southern Virginia University

David Heath, co-founder of Bomba’s says “donating is good for business”

Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, immigrant refugee turned Policy Director for Michelle Obama

Golden Harper, founder of Altra revolutionized the common running shoe

Jesse Lund, leader of Blockchain and Digital Currency

Leemon Baird, a true visionary carving out new pathways to ensure computer security

Brad McLeod, former US Navy SEAL now teaching speech and literature at the Naval Academy

Michael Loeb, founder of Loeb.nyc, encourages listeners to embrace challenges

Dr. Doug Craig, police and forensic psychologist, supporting the men and women on the front lines of our communities

Nicholas Sansbury Smith, New York Times bestselling author finds inspiration through Ironman competitions

Sargent Rudy Reyes and special guest Colonel Ferrando

Stacey D. Stewart, president and CEO of March of Dimes, advocates for every Mom and Baby

Bobby Burke, actor and fire captain not afraid to confront personal challenges

B.J. Surhoff, American All Star, now president of Pathfinders and autism activist

Evander Holyfield, boxing legend and 4-time World Heavyweight Champion

Chance Kelly, overcomes profound fear of public speaking to become an actor