Texas truck driver Brian Bledsoe never expected to start his own podcast or even walk through a journey in politics, but one thing has become certain: Regardless of what he’s doing, Brian will be speaking clarity and truth into the confusion of our society.

Brian was born and raised in Alabama and, after joining the U.S. Army in 2002, moved to Central Texas to be stationed at Fort Hood. He was deployed to South Korea for a year, then came back on a medical discharge, and he now works as a truck driver and supports his daughter.

In 2007, Brian recommitted his life to Jesus, saying that decision sparked him to investigate and determine what he truly believed about every topic and issue—especially those most prevalent in our society today.

“I’d been voting before that, but I was very apathetic toward politics, and I just voted for who my family and friends told me to vote for. They just said to vote Democrat, and I didn’t really ask why,” Brian said. “I wanted to, for the first time, be informed about the person I was going to vote for, whoever it was. And that was the beginning, right there. That was the beginning of it all.”

Brian began researching, listening to voices from both sides. On his truck routes, he’d turn on radio shows of personalities like Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh.

“The more I started listening, the more I started recognizing which side I aligned myself with, which side had more biblical values,” Brian said. “I started noticing that I wasn’t agreeing with what the left was saying, and I was agreeing more with the right.”

From there, Brian started speaking out. He began posting—as a “keyboard warrior,” he says—on Facebook about everything from cultural issues to theology.

Then in 2010, he began taking action to shift his community toward the truth.

“I remember the first political rally I ever attended was a Tea Party Express rally in Waco. They said if you want to get more involved, then reach out to the local tea party groups. So, that’s when I found the Northeast Tarrant Tea Party,” Brain said.

Shortly after Brian became a volunteer and donor for the North Texas group, his involvement began to spread like wildfire. In addition to volunteering for FreedomWorks and Heritage Action, he also became a precinct chair, an advisor for BLEXIT Texas, a delegate to state and national Republican conventions, and an alternate election judge in the recent election.

In 2017, Brian broadcasted his passion and beliefs to an even broader audience when he started his podcast, TrendChat, where he talks about anything trending from politics to sports to culture.

“A friend of mine asked if I thought about doing a podcast. And, at first, I said no because I thought you needed a lot of fancy equipment to do it,” he said. “But I found out you don’t need all of that.”

Brian is nearing his 200th episode and has hosted several notable guests, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

And amid all of the issues in our nation, Brian said he’s most driven to speak out for innocent children, to protect them from being killed in the womb.

“If I had a list of priorities, abolishing abortion would be at the top, by a long shot,” he said. “All other issues are irrelevant if you can’t get out of the womb. Worrying about social security, Medicare, illegal immigration, taxation … none of that really matters if you’re never born. Can you let people live first before we worry about all of these other issues?”

Brian’s goal is to impact those around him, to bring hope and clarity into a chaotic society.

“Any way I can help, that’s what I want to do,” he said.

Jacob Asmussen

Jacob Asmussen is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard. He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and in 2017 earned a double major in public relations and piano performance.