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Sep 16, 2021

Barb Allen is head writer, commentator, and Co-Founder of American Snippets. Barb is the widow of Lt Louis Allen, who was murdered by a fellow soldier while deployed to Iraq. The tragic loss made her keenly aware of the cost of our freedom. She struggled for years to find her footing and raise her four boys. It was in those years that extraordinary people stepped forward to inspire, encourage, mentor, and support her and her kids.


In this episode, Brad and Barb unpack Barb’s journey and how she got to where she is today with integrity, grit, perseverance, and intelligence. This story is gold. Listen in and make sure to donate at


00:00 Intro

01:13 Barb’s husband that was murdered by another soldier

04:20 Meeting trauma from a place of defeat

08:28 “You should never really trust a jury.”

10:23 “They said, “what guilty plea” and had no idea I had a copy of it that I submitted to the front page of the New York Times.” - Barb Allen

14:55 “The people in the military are people and need to be protected.” - Barb Allen

16:19 Great American Summit coming up January 7th and 8th, 2022 in Irving Texas - buy your tickets!

17:27 Go to and donate to the cause!

27:30 Anyone would think this…

29:08 Bomb 1: When you tell yourself you’re a victim, and you behave like a victim, you get victimized.

32:27 “The power of mentorship is game changing.” - Barb Allen

34:12 Brad’s book is coming!

35:34 What Barb developed into

37:35 Get all of Barb’s book on Amazon and follow Barb @Barballenspeaks

38:18 Check out Barb’s podcast American Snippets and go to to get tickets for the event!

39:36 Bomb 2: “People have died to protect our freedom.”

43:38 Shout out to Steve Sims

43:45 The line-up

48:20 “We the people…”

52:00 How the president of the US is voted in

53:51 How electors are chosen

55:00 Who “we the people” are

01:06:06 Hitting $150,000

01:16:04 Don’t be scared about not getting a job

01:17:05 Bomb 3: Brad Lea committing to the Great American Summit and what he will speak about

01:19:55 Bomb 4: Why you get back up