Hope and love

These stories and conversations give me hope. Thank you for hosting and being of service. I feel the love.

Priceless Gems

This show is a self help staple for me. Tuning in every week gives me an opportunity to learn from other people who are on lifelong journeys of growth. If you’re looking for a consistent, deep diving podcast into inner work, this is the one. Donny & Darren are two beautiful people doing Gods work.

Keep up the amazing work !! God’s Grace🙏🏽

#1 Supporter-Building our community starts with ourselves. Just Because


I heard about this podcast thru Wallers IG live and man is comeback stories awesome also I would tune in to his IG live he has a lot of great stuff he talks about.

Keep up the amazing work !! God’s Grace🙏🏽


Thank You

I discovered this podcast a few months ago when I was watching a live session on IG with Darren and Donny. I religiously tune in every week for motivation, emotional support and a mental reset on my life. I’m grateful to Donny and Darren as well as the phenomenal and insightful guests that they have interviewed. Thank you and I am grateful.


I found this podcast when I so needed to hear the message of hope and recovery. Thank you for putting this together.


Each story has something that somewhere in my life I can relate too. What an amazing way to highlight and motivate me in my growth and others in their own comeback stories! Donny Starkins thank God for your vision!!


Darren and I could not be more opposite! I’m 5’2 110# 50 yr old white woman 🙄 with no addiction or comeback story but took out pen and paper when I was listening! Loved every minute of it!!! * Progression over perfection * “Fear” only reminds me to keep me on the steps I need to take * “I’m raising the rent on my life” These will stay with me forever! Thank you for this! Excited to listen to more!!!

Exactly what we need to hear

We’re living in a crazy time, and this podcast has the message we all need to hear. Grateful to be able to listen to this podcast and gain insight from people who have overcome so much. Highly recommend!

Keep up the amazing work !! God’s Grace🙏🏽

Thank you for being so honest !!

Thank you Darren

Since I saw you open up on hard knocks....right in the start of my journey, I have been motivated and inspired by you. I love you as a Raiders fan for all you do and for your hard work. But I love you as a person even more because you helped change my life, my wife’s life, and my children’s life without even knowing it. I take that same passion and desire to do better everyday to my place of business like you. Thank you

Bill’s friend

Thank you for being open and sharing your story. You’re reaching more people than you know. You’ve opened a new door for this recovering alcoholic who thought he knew everything. Keep up the good work!

Amazing Podcast Enjoyed listening continuing this content much luv blessed 🙏🏼

Amazing Podcast enjoyed listening continuing this content much luv blessed 🙏🏼

5 stars!

Great content looking forward to more! Keep it up DW!!! 🙏🙏🙏

Reach Out

Darren an Donny thank you both for your Come Back stories and the Meditation Ive started Drinking at the age of 12 and started using at 13 My environment was all about the Party Life which I thought was Normal I never heard of programs till I was 18 So 2017 i got into a Program that’s when I found out there is help for people like me. 2019 I got into a faith based program for woman in San Jose Ca. Graduated So with that said your Comeback stories are what we need to Hear, the ones who are still suffering, reach out, we are here for you, never give up Cause I thought after 23 years of using that I’d never be where I’m at Today Darren also I just wanted to tell you You Have a Beautiful Smile 😁 🤍🖤Die Hard Raidertte🖤🤍

Truly inspirational

I’m a week into my recovery after a relapse! Hearing Donny talk about his story and coming back after a relapse, really gave me the inspiration I needed today. I’ve been a diehard Raiders fan and when Waller joined the team and shared his story with the world I knew that anything is possible because I felt like my world was over and I would never amount to anything other than my past. I’m excited for this journey, the stories and hope that comes with it. Thank you


Every time I hear story’s of people strong in their recovery it helps strengthen my recovery! I love this. The lie is dead, we do recover!

Donny will get you to think differently!

I’ve been so thankful to get to know Donny and to benefit from his story, insights and coaching. My mindset has totally shifted for the better and so happy to see him and Darren get after this podcast for all of us! Thank you guys.


Such an amazing idea for a podcast. It will touch the lives of so many. I’m inspired hearing your story in more detail. It gives me so much hope for my own future. Grateful to have you as a coach!

Amazing and uplifting

Thank you so much for sharing your story and being so vulnerable and genuine! You’re truly amazing Darren. Such uplifting and meaningful words. No matter what your story or struggles, these gentleman will inspire you to push past your lows and start living with purpose. So thankful you’re doing this podcast❤️I look forward to hearing more!

Impressed, Intrigued, inspired ... all in

As a fan, I was obviously impressed by the athletic performances of Darren Waller; and then after learning of his story, I was so intrigued... how ? Why? And then thru publications and now this podcast, I am truly inspired. What a beautiful story of a rise - and “fall” followed by a story of perseverance and dedication toward regaining, the always hard earned, and credible rise to notary, that is still climbing- despite previous downfalls. 🙌🏻

So thankful for this

As someone in recovery this is so inspiring and as a boy mom it’s important me to learn how to help my son as he grows up how to talk about his feelings and making sure he’s comfortable with expressing himself. Great podcast!


I don’t usually listen to podcasts but this is one I’ll be keeping up with! Can’t wait for the next episode 🔥🔥🔥


Love you brother , keep being YOU 💙

So incredible!

Wow what a treasure!! We all have a story. And this podcast really is inspirational bc it shares real people sharing real experiences with real victories!! - thank you to everyone sharing on here and being so raw- transparent- genuine- and vulnerable! It’s an amazing reminder we aren’t alone in the lows- or middle or tough parts of certain struggles or seasons!! This podcast is really a little Gem- It’s so beautiful how it’s bringing so many people together no matter what race- culture- age- demographic- status- struggle- season etc! Can’t wait to hear more!


I first became aware of Darren’s story on Hard Knocks as I have been a lifelong Raider Fan. Being a 66 year old and recovering alcoholic for 13 years, I love to hear inspirational stories of recovery, especially from young people. I reached out to him in instagram and shared my story with him and was surprised to get a response from him.... I have joined his foundation as a donor and will continue to follow him and help him on his journey to spread his story of recovery and reach out to addicts of all persuasions! Proud of you Darren. Keep it up!

Worth the wait

I’m so glad I was able to subscribe..support.. listen to such an amazing podcast. Normally I don’t listen to podcasts but I can relate to this first episode is so many aspects.


Can’t wait to listen to more episodes and see what amazing guests you have on the show!

Great impact!

Thank you both for making this! It’s such an inspiration and has helped me so much can’t wait to hear more !