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The LDS Podcast that brings inspirational stories to light.

Every member has a compelling story that can brighten the lives of others. We bring those stories to life, and empower people just like you to boldly share their shining light with the rest of the world.


Our Episodes

Tune in every Sunday morning to either watch
or listen to the latest Latter-Day Lights podcast.

Finding God’s Love & Light in a Federal Prison Cell: Portia Louder’s Story

This is the true story of Portia Louder – who, through a series of unfortunate events went to Federal Prison for four and half years, being forced to leave her husband and children. At her lowest and darkest point, she knelt down and said...

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Doug Fullmer’s Story – Part 2: Lifting Up the Poorest of God’s Children

In Part 1, Doug Fullmer shared the incredible story of his life as a fireman and paramedic, and how God put him on a path to help him save the lives of many people.  He also talked about the surprising and difficult inspiration he...

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How a Near-Death Experience Helped Her to See the Light in Others – Bridget Cook-Burch’s Story

In this episode of Latter-Day Lights, New York Time’s Bestselling Author, Bridget Cook-Burch, shares her incredible story of a near-death experience she had in her 20’s that gave her the unique ability to see the light in those who were suffering or in darkness...

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How God Rescued Him So He Could Help Rescue Others: Doug Fullmer’s Story

In this episode, Doug Fullmer shares how his faith and conversion to the gospel not only helped to save his life, but put him on a unique career path as a fireman and paramedic that has helped him to literally save the lives of...

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Giving Help & Hope to People in Need: Emily Hemmert’s One-Year Update on The Marcovia Project

On this special episode, we catch up with Emily Hemmert – one of the first guests we ever had on the show – to see how her non-profit, The Marcovia Project, is doing at the one-year mark. Emily shares some incredible stories of help...

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Overcoming 30 Years of Addiction & Going to the Temple: Pam Schuchard’s Story

In this episode, Pam Schuchard shares the story of her 30-year battle with alcohol abuse, and how a shocking phone call from her daughter completely changed her life. *** Please SHARE Pam’s story and help us spread hope and light to others. *** To...

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Show Hosts

Meet Scott Brandley and Alisha Coakley – two long-time friends who never thought they would ever do a podcast.  Here’s to thinking…


Scott Brandley

I’m a husband, father, Latter-Day Saint, business owner, wannabe golfer, philanthropist, podcaster, and author.

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Alisha Coakley

I’m a proud mom of 3, wife, business woman, Leukemia survivor, music lover, podcaster, Latter-Day Saint, author, and coach.

Do you have a story you would like to share?

Now is the time to stand up and share your light!

If you submit your story and we interview you on the show, you will have the opportunity to inspire thousands of members on your very own video and audio podcast episode!  In addition, your story may be considered for publication in an upcoming version of ‘Latter-Day Lights’ – an inspirational book of short stories – to shine your light even further and brighter.

Whether you have experienced personal challenges, overcome difficult trials, have a unique conversion story, or want to share something special, funny, or entertaining that you think will uplift other members and bring them closer to the Savior, we want to hear about it!

Please fill out the short form below, and we will be in touch!

Scott and Alisha