MOXIETALK’S MISSION: to inspire, educate and engage the human spirit one guest at a time.


Welcome to MoxieTalk, where we give you an intimate look into the courage, character, and defining moments of today’s most inspiring individuals.

MoxieTalk began as Leadership Landscape TV, an interview talk show to showcase the vision and influence of leaders and role models from all walks of life.

Today, MoxieTalk is a multimedia platform that continues this unique and intimate format on a national scale.

MOXIE: force of character, determination, nerve, and ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage

What does it take to be a guest on MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs you might ask?

  • An individual who exhibits their own form of MOXIE by trying, often failing, trying again and often, but not always, failing again. 
  • An individual that repeats the above process often no matter how long it takes to achieve their goals.
  • An individual that displays persistent MOXIE time and again over the course of their respective life journey. 



After spending almost 5 years working for other people, Mr. Parnell founded Mister “P” Express in 1987. What started with 3 leased trucks has evolved into a business of 150 trucks, 300 employees & more than $40 million in annual sales. For 6 of the last 8 years, Business First of Louisville has named Mister “P” Express as 1 of the Greater Louisville’s fastest-growing, privately held companies.

Summer was a victim of child abuse & sexual abuse & a victim of human trafficking which led to pain, gang violence, sexual torture, drug addiction, mental health illness including PTSD & she was even buried alive & pistol-whipped. While living with & in constant fear for her life, not to mention unrelenting anxiety, Summer was, in her words, delivered through a relationship with Christ

Summer Dickerson

Founder, Women of the Well Ministry

Interviewed: 11-03-2017

Abuse followed her throughout childhood including a traumatic rape at age 19. Through this perspective, she founded Free2Hope Inc., a non-profit devoted to prevention programs & public training on human trafficking with the long-term goals of mentoring survivors, job programs, a drop-in ctr, & establish a safe house for abused women & children in KY.

Amy Leenerts

Founder/Director of

Interviewed: 11-03-2017

Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy is a Tenured Associate Professor in the department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Louisville.

Roman Yampolskiy

Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville

Interviewed: 09-28-2017

Growing up in central Illinois, Eric Simanek was surrounded by corn destined for feed or alcohol.

Erick Simanek

Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Christian University (TCU) & Director of the TCU IdeaFactory

Interviewed: 09-28-2017

Rudy Rucker is an American author and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor.

Rudy Rucker

American Author & Mathematician

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

Jennifer Carter is the Assistant Director of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University and the Director of SpaceTrek, an all-girls camp dedicated to the empowerment of young women.

Jennifer Carter

Assistant Director of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University; Director of SpaceTrek-(Space Science Camp for Young Women)

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

CNN chief national correspondent, analyst and anchor of Inside Politics John King offers his thoughts and insights on the increasing polarization of the US electorate.

John King

CNN Chief National Correspondent, Analyst & Anchor of Inside Politics

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

Emily Dreyfuss is a Senior Writer at WIRED, one of the top 10 technology news websites in the world.

Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man, is the Founder of an India-based nonprofit Goonj and one of India’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Anshu Gupta

Founder, India-based Nonprofit Goonj & One of India’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Nate Wonder

Member, American Funk Duo, Deep Cotton

Interviewed: 09-26-2017