Sammie Smiles podcast is all about inspiring and bringing smiles to listeners and guests. Sammie is a girl with a big heart and a knack for spreading kindness. This podcast is for all ages. Sammie will interview many amazing people. Spend 15-20 minutes a week with Sammie and get ready to smile!
S3 E2: Sammie Interviews Ethan Hill
12:48In this episode Sammie talks with Ethan Hill the founder of Ethan’s Heart Bags 4 Blessings. Ethan is an amazing kid that helps the homeless in his community and even has his own trailer to bring around to different places to not only distribute items but to teach as well. Sammie and Ethan were both recently featured on Disney Holiday shows and are both Giving Tuesday Spark Leaders. You will find this episode inspiring and full of heart. Don't forget to listen until the end to find out what makes Ethan smile.
S3 E1: Sammie Interviews Ryan Hickman
10:20It's season 3 of Sammie Smiles podcast and her first guest is Ryan Hickman who was her very first guest on season one! Back for more fun with these 2 friends that care about helping the environment and being goofy too! Sammie and Ryan got to meet in person back in June after being pen pals for over 4 years. They talk about that visit and their tour of Polywood, a company that makes amazing furniture out of recycled #2 plastics! You won't want to miss a minute of these two friends fun chat. One this is for sure, these two are out to change the world and doing a great job of it at such a young age. Find out what Ryan has been up to and what makes both Sammie and Ryan smile. This is a great way to kick off season 3 of Sammie Smiles!
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S2 E29: Sammie Q&A
14:49In this episode Sammie wraps up year 2 and season 2 of Sammie Smiles Podcast! This time you asked the questions and Sammie answers! Find out a little more about what motivates Sammie, best advice given on her podcast and oh yes there is a nice rapid-fire section at the end. 83 episodes so far and season 3 will be here before you know it with even more amazing guests full of inspiration and smiles! Thank you for listening/watching. We hope this makes you smile!
S2 E28: Sammie Interviews Dr. Jen Welter
36:46In this episode Sammie talks to Dr. Jen Welter. Dr. Jen is best known for being the first female NFL coach, but she is so much more! She is a sports psychologist and a gold medalist, speaker, an author and does countless other amazing things including her Grrridiron Girls football camps. Find out why it is so important to Dr. Jen to set a good example for girls everywhere and the huge impact she has had. Sammie and Dr. Jen got to meet this past summer in person and were both inspired by each other. You will love this talk with two empowering females trying to make this world a better place. Are you ready for some football? And inspiration? And girl power? Look no further! Don't forget to listen until the end for what makes Dr. Jen smile and the fun rapid-fire round.
S2 E27: Sammie Interviews Brad Montague
36:10In this inspiring new episode Sammie talks to Brad Montague. Brad is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. He was the creator of Kid President, and his work is designed to connect with the hearts of children young and old. He is currently preparing to hit the road to celebrate the release of THE FANTASTIC BUREAU OF IMAGINATION. Brad and Sammie connected about a year and a half when he awarded her a Neighborhoodie award. Enjoy their conversation full of insight, inspiration, smiles, and laughter. Be a part of a circle spreading kindness in this world. Don't forget to listen until the end for the rapid fire round and what makes Brad smile. This episode will get you creating, imagining, and wanting to make the world a better place for young and old.
S2 E26: Sammie Interviews E Train
27:35In this episode Sammie talks to fellow book lover and podcast host E Train. E Train has been hosting a podcast called E Train Talks where he interviews Middle Grade Authors. Sammie and him have a lot of fun talking all things books, interviews and other things in between! Find out about his service projects and you can't miss the rapid fire round and what makes E Train smile. Get ready to make a trip to an indie bookstore or the library after this because you will want to grab a book for sure.
S2 E25: Sammie Interviews Marissa Meyers
26:10In this episode Sammie talks to New York Times Bestselling author and podcast host Marissa Meyers. Marissa has written multiple best sellers and Sammie is a huge fan of her writing style. They both have being authors and podcast hosts in common. Find out where Marissa gets her inspiration from and her favorite character. You can't miss the rapid fire round full of fun answers. Stay tuned until the end to find out what makes her smile. This episode is sure to get your week started off right and might just make you want to write!
S2 E24: Sammie Interviews Bill Barr
41:49In this episode on World Juggling Day Sammie talks to Bill Barr. Bill and Sammie met a few years ago at the IJA, International Jugglers Association Convention. Sammie was a guest speaker at the Benefit show and received the first IJA Sammie Vance Youth Achievement award named in her honor. Find out what juggling and service have in common and the impact it has had on Bill and Sammie. Bill is an award-winning juggler with a heart of gold. Don't miss a minute of this fun conversation. Stay tuned until the end for rapid fire and what makes Bill smile.
S2 E23: Sammie Interviews Samirah Horton
17:25In this episode, Sammie talks to Samirah Horton, known by many as DJ Annie Red. She is an award-winning DJ and activist from Brooklyn, NY. Samirah uses her music to spread an anti-bullying message. Sammie and Samirah hold in common: both being authors, recent Kid of the Year finalists, and most importantly, seeing a problem and being willing to do something about it. They talk about the importance of being kind and how they can make a difference. Get ready to be inspired and start your week off on the right note.
S2 E22: Sammie Interviews Dr. Mark Daniel
5/23/2022In this episode Sammie talks to Dr. Mark Daniel, the superintendent of the largest school district in Indiana (Fort Wayne Community Schools) This week marks the end of the school year, but the summer break is only for students. Find out what a superintendent does and why Dr. Daniel loves his role. Sammie and Dr. Daniel talk school, little known parts of the job and of course what makes him smile. Sammie is glad to be a part of FWCS and ready to be an 8th grader in the fall! Don't miss this “schools out” episode!