Sharpen Up with Brittany Wagner
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Renowned academic counselor and “Last Chance U” star Brittany Wagner hosts Sharpen Up, a podcast that inspires, energizes and educates. If you don’t know this southern, single mom yet - then hold on - she’s the wise mentor, helpful advisor, and judgement-free friend we all need. Brittany gained recognition from the Netflix original series “Last Chance U,” where she was the academic advisor to a prolific junior college football team. She changed the lives of student-athletes by believing in them, no matter their circumstances or obstacles, sometimes insurmountable. If you have seen Brittany in action, you probably wish you could head to her office for some advice, some laughs, or just a reminder that there’s no better time than now to get your life together. Good news: you no longer have to live in small-town Scooba, Miss. or play college football: Sharpen Up brings Ms. Wagner’s office to you. Brittany will share what’s on her mind – from current events to college sports to her own personal struggles - even dating! Sometimes funny, sometimes emotional, and always thoughtful, Sharpen Up is for anyone who wants to get motivated and inspired with a few laughs along the way. Just make sure you have a pencil.
||CleanOvercoming Depression & How To Accept Vulnerability||Brittany goes through some of her favorite passages and practices from her father's new book and the works of Brené Brown that can be used to fight depression, anxiety and allow us to be vulnerable Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes, and leave us a rating and review to help spread the word! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Until next week: Don't forget your pencil!||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEquality & Appreciating Those Who Came Before||This week, Brittany talks about her experience attending the Rickwood classic in Birmingham, Alabama and how important it is to remember the long dormant negro leagues and those who came before us in all walks of life Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes, and leave us a rating and review to help spread the word! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Until next week: Don't forget your pencil!||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChoosing To Be Happy w/ Dr. Buddy Wagner||In this weeks episode, Brittany sits down with her dad, Dr. Buddy Wagner, to discuss how much of being happy is a choice, why putting labels on aspects of our mental health can be harmful, and a story from his time as a psychologist Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes, and leave us a rating and review to help spread the word! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Until next week: Don't forget your pencil!||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSetting The Record Straight & Taking A Leap Of Faith||This week, Brittany clears up some misconceptions about her life since the release of 'Last Chance U' and the steps she took to overcoming her own doubts about changing her career and life Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes, and leave us a rating and review to help spread the word! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Until next week: Don't forget your pencil!||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNever Giving Up & Highlights From The NFL Draft||This week, Brittany gets into some of the standout stories & highlights from the NFL draft and where some Last Chance U standouts were chosen Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes, and leave us a rating and review to help spread the word! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Until next week: Don't forget your pencil!||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching Up w/ John Franklin III & James Davis from 'Last Chance U'||Brittany is joined by John Franklin III & James Davis from season 1 & 2 of 'Last Chance U' on this special episode of Sharpen Up to catch up about their experiences during filming and what has happened with them since they were on the show Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes, and leave us a rating and review to help spread the word! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Until next week: Don't forget your pencil!||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Being Uncomfortable Can Be Good For You||Brittany is back! First, updates on her intense bike ride for civil rights. Then Brittany explains how she's navigating a completely new life - running a business, traveling, doing long and intense bike rides - and how it isn't necessarily a bad thing to feel exhausted and overwhelmed. How do you navigate it? And could it actually be a good thing to feel like you're failing? Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes, and leave us a rating and review to help spread the word! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Until next week: Don't forget your pencil!||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk Brittany Anything (Part 2, Featuring Special Guest)||Brittany is back on her feet after her bout with the flu last week! Brittany reads YOUR emails this week, which touched on how to inspire others, how to push yourself to think positively, and, of course, asking about some memorable moments from Last Chance U. She is joined today by her boyfriend who makes his reluctant podcast debut by recapping your emails to Brittany. Follow Brittany @Brittany_MSGirl on Twitter and Insta. Subscribe to the show and rate and review it! Thanks for listening!||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk Brittany Anything (Part One)||Last week, Brittany asked you for your questions and feedback (you can still email her at Brittany@BrittanyWagner.com), and this week, she begins to answer! But unfortunately, Brittany is a little under the weather, so she will get to most of your emails next week. In this episode, she focuses on a particularly inspiring note she got from a fan and what she learned from it. Email Brittany your questions and they could make next week's episode! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Insta @Brittany_MSGirl. Please rate, review and subscribe to the show. And don't forget your pencil!||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow 'Last Chance U' Started (with GQ's Drew Jubera)||In this episode, Brittany calls journalist Drew Jubera, who was originally assigned to the GQ story that led to Last Chance U on Netflix. (In fact, he even came up with the title.) This episode is the first time we really hear from Brittany about some of her favorite (and least favorite) memories from the show, including controversial figures (Coach Buddy Stevens) and beloved students (Ronald Ollie). She asks Drew about Stevens - is he really an a**hole? - and Drew's favorite memories from Scooba, Miss. From old Coke machines to summer practice fields to why Drew thinks a junior college player led to the Patriots winning the Super Bowl two years ago, this episode is a fascinating listen. Follow Brittany on social media @Brittany_MSgirl. Email us with questions for Brittany for next week's episode - firstname.lastname@example.org.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Break The Cycle Of Poverty In Education||This week, Brittany diagnoses the problems of poverty in education. No one chooses to be poor. And children have no say whatsoever. Why punish kids who can't afford school supplies, or school clothes? What does that teach them and how does that impact them later in life? And what can we do about this national crisis? Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram at @Brittany_MSGirl. Please rate, review and tell your friends about this show - it helps us get the word out! New episodes every Wednesday. Don't forget your pencil.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWatering The Grass: How To Have Better Relationships||In this episode, Brittany talks about something she is no expert in: relationships. Why is dating today so casual, and why are people so afraid to commit? And... What's Brittany's relationship status? To quote the poet-philosopher Justin Bieber: are you watering the grass you're standing on, or is the grass greener somewhere else? Subscribe to the show on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts! Please leave a rating or review, it helps us get the word out. Follow Brittany on Twitter/Insta @Brittany_MSGirl.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy No One Should Shut Up And Dribble||In the wake of Fox News' Laura Ingraham's comments that LeBron James should "Shut up and dribble," Brittany reflects on the need to embrace everyone's opinions, plus the need to see people as more than their job, gender, or background. Please subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcast! Rate it on Apple Podcasts to help spread the word. Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MsGirl.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing Up with NSync's Lance Bass||What are the chances the small town of Clinton, Mississippi would produce both Brittany Wagner and *NSync's Lance Bass? Brittany reflects on her upbringing and the role models and validation she received in her life. Then Lance Bass calls in (15:00) to discuss: -The influences in his life -Getting his start with NSync -His favorite NSync memories -His thoughts on Justin Timberlake's halftime show at the Super Bowl. For homework this week (1:00:00), Brittany invites you to reflect on who influenced you growing up, and how to thank them. Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts! Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MsGirl.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Handle Life's Milestones||Brittany faced a big birthday this year, and it got her thinking about the challenges that come with staring down life's major milestones. As we move through life, do you resist or embrace the milestones? If you make a vision board this week, send Brittany your homework @Brittany_MSGirl on Twitter or Instagram! Please subscribe, rate and review the podcast, and tell a friend! And definitely don't forget your pencil.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe State Of College Athletics With Coach Lane Kiffin||Welcome to the first episode of Sharpen Up with Brittany Wagner! In today's show: -Brittany fills you in on what she's been up to since the end of Last Chance U (the hit Netflix show she starred in the last two years) -Brittany wonders about the role of money in college sports, and tells you why it's so damaging to student-athletes when a successful coach gets fired -Brittany calls Lane Kiffin to get his take on the NCAA, but also gets updates on former EMCC players who play for Kiffin at FAU, like John Franklin (Season 1), Tim Bonner and DeAndre Johnson (Season 2) -A surprise guest joins Coach Kiffin at the end of the interview -Brittany gives you homework: if money is running college sports - what is running your life? She gives you a chance to make things right. Subscribe to Sharpen Up on iTunes! Tell a friend, and please rate and review the podcast so we can spread the word. Follow Brittany on Twitter and Instagram @Brittany_MSGirl. Don't forget your pencil!||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer episode||“Sharpen Up with Brittany Wagner” launches February 7th.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Since watching Last chance U I have been inspired by Brittaney Wagner. She is and amazingly patient and caring individual who has become an icon in the counseling world. She has also been a comfort for me personally as I also struggle with the pressure of wanting to move on in my life/career, but also facing the anxiety that comes with that. I’m so happy to have found this podcast and will definitely be advertising it to my peers and colleagues. The STEM world also needs Brittaney Wagner in their lives and I can’t wait for her to reach them!
Brittany brings a genuine real touch to life and motivates u always! Love how there is homework-we ALL have room for growth!
Variety of Exposure
I wasn’t sure what to expect but getting some mindfulness chatter as well as different points of view from lots of guests has been cool! Looking forward to listening to them all.