American Potential

American Potential is a national award-winning podcast that shares how individuals are taking action in their community to break barriers. While some of our guests may be public officials or influencers, many are ordinary Americans who decided, “enough is enough” and are stepping up in a big way. We share policy solutions to the most important challenges our country faces and talk to people who are doing something about it. Our hope is that when you hear about other people’s stories of success – and struggle – you will realize that you are capable of doing extraordinary things within your own community and know that you are not alone. Jeff Crank hosts the American Potential podcast. Jeff serves as a regional vice president at Americans for Prosperity, a political advocacy and accountability organization that helps pass policies to expand freedom and opportunity. He previously hosted The Jeff Crank Show from 2008-2022, and is the president of his own real estate investment company. American Potential is now a national award-winning podcast. Having won the Gold Award at the 18th annual 3w Awards in the News and Politics Podcast category. The 3w Awards is judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.

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Episodes

Saturday Nov 11, 2023

In this enlightening episode of our podcast series, we sit down with Congressman Jack Bergman, a distinguished figure in American politics and the highest-ranking combat veteran in the U.S. House. Hosted by Jeff Crank, this interview delves into the multifaceted career and life experiences of Congressman Bergman, highlighting his journey from a Lieutenant General in the United States Marine Corps to a respected political leader representing Michigan's 1st Congressional District. Bergman shares insights from his 40 years of military service, his entrepreneurial ventures, and his commitment to serving his constituents and the nation. 
 
Tune in to hear Congressman Bergman's perspectives on leadership, service, and the pressing issues facing America today. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersections of military experience and political leadership, offering a unique window into the life of a man who has dedicated his life to public service.
 
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Thursday Nov 09, 2023

In this inspiring episode of 'American Potential,' host Jeff Crank sits down with U.S. Representative Greg Steube, a decorated veteran and dedicated lawmaker. Delve into Rep. Steube's compelling journey from the University of Florida to the battlefields of Iraq and the halls of Congress. Discover his unwavering commitment to service, from his time as an Airborne Infantry and JAG Corps officer to his current role on influential committees. The conversation illuminates the principles that guide him: limited government, individual liberties, and putting others above self. As we honor veterans and their contributions to our nation's fabric, Congressman Steube's insights offer a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made for freedom and the importance of continuing to defend our constitutional rights. 
 
Tune in to be moved by stories of valor, to be reminded of the sacrifices made by our service members, and to reaffirm the duty we all share in upholding the liberty and freedoms we cherish.
 
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Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

Join host Jeff Crank on a compelling journey through the intricacies of veteran healthcare with his distinguished guest, Senator Rick Scott. In this episode, they delve into the transformative legislation aimed at ensuring veterans receive the healthcare benefits they've rightfully earned, with a keen focus on the accessibility of mental health services. Senator Scott sheds light on the critical importance of mental wellness for veterans and highlights the challenges and solutions in providing adequate care. Discover how this bill promises to bridge the gap between veterans and the support they need, and why community care is pivotal in this mission. 
Tune in for an insightful discussion on honoring our nation's heroes with action, empathy, and unwavering commitment.
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Thursday Nov 02, 2023

In this enlightening episode of Jeff Crank's podcast, we delve deep into the realm of free speech and individual rights with Greg Lukianoff, a renowned attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). Join us as Greg shares his invaluable insights on the critical importance of preserving the freedom of thought in America.
We explore a range of thought-provoking topics, including the right to entertain unpopular, unconventional, or even contentious ideas, and the essential nature of the freedom to be both right and wrong. Drawing on his extensive experience and expertise, Greg illuminates the complexities of free expression in today's society and the significance of understanding and respecting diverse viewpoints.
This episode is not just a discussion, but a journey through the landscape of free speech, challenging the boundaries of our beliefs and encouraging a more profound appreciation of the freedom of expression. Whether you're deeply invested in the topic or just beginning to navigate these waters, this conversation with Greg Lukianoff offers a compelling perspective that is both timely and timeless. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the pivotal role of free speech in shaping a free and open society.
 
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Tuesday Oct 31, 2023

In this insightful episode, we delve into the heart of Alaska's struggle for oil independence under the Biden administration. Host Jeff Crank along with our expert guests, Rick Whitbeck and Kevin Schmidt, guide us through the intricate web of regulations and policies stifling U.S. oil production, particularly in Alaska – a region with some of the highest environmental standards in the world.
As we explore the complex dynamics between the Biden administration's environmental policies and the realities of energy production, we uncover the profound effects these decisions have on not only the Alaskan economy but also on American energy security and global environmental goals. The conversation highlights the stark contrast between Alaska's responsible oil production practices and those of less regulated countries.
This episode is an essential listen for those seeking to understand the broader implications of governmental policies on energy independence, environmental stewardship, and the future of U.S. oil production. Join us as we dissect the challenges and opportunities for Alaska and the nation facing these regulatory hurdles.
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Thursday Oct 26, 2023

Home Intrusion: When Government Regulates Your Appliances
Step into a world where your dishwasher's cycle time and your stove's fuel are decided miles away in a government office. Host Jeff Crank, alongside guests Ross Connolly and Ilana Blumsack, unravels the intricate web of regulations impacting our everyday appliances.
Dive into "American Potential" and discover the implications of these mandates, challenging the notion: Should the government have a say in how we run our homes? #americanpotential 
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Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

Host Jeff Crank engages in a candid conversation with Erick Erickson, delving into the intricacies of American politics. From the challenges of leadership roles in Congress to the dynamics within the Republican party, this episode provides a comprehensive look into the political landscape. Plus, gain insights into Erickson's initiatives and how he champions liberty and freedom.
Join us for this enlightening discussion as two seasoned political minds share their perspectives on the future of American potential. #americanpotential 
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Friday Oct 20, 2023

Join host Jeff Crank as he sits down with Emily Seidel, the President and CEO of Americans for Prosperity. Dive into her transformative journey of discovering grassroots movements' true power and how it contrasts with traditional electoral politics. This conversation sheds light on real power dynamics and how organizations like AFP are making a difference. #americanpotential 
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Wednesday Oct 18, 2023

In this heartfelt episode of "American Potential," host Jeff Crank delves deep into the spiritual journey of Joel Enge. Guided by his unwavering faith, Joel went beyond the call of duty to recognize and address the needs of young men in his community. From starting an afterschool program to the ultimate sacrifice of selling his home for a larger mission, discover how Joel's faith propelled him to reshape futures and bring hope where it was most needed. A testament to the transformative power of belief and action. #americanpotential
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Monday Oct 16, 2023

In this episode of 'American Potential', host Jeff Crank delves into the challenges and controversies surrounding free speech on college campuses. With guest Rachael Stevenson, a student advocate from Montana State University, they discuss the recent legislative battles in Montana, the dangers of "cancel culture", and the paramount importance of fostering a culture of open dialogue in educational institutions. Listen in to understand why the entirety of America should be a 'free speech zone' and why it's crucial to protect this right, especially in our colleges. #americanpotential 
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SHOW HOST:  Jeff Crank

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT OF AFP

 

Jeff Crank hosts the American Potential podcast. Jeff serves as a regional vice president at Americans for Prosperity, a political advocacy and accountability organization that helps pass policies to expand freedom and opportunity. He also hosts The Jeff Crank Show, which began in 2008, and is the president of his own real estate investment company.

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