December 26

#268 Today’s Boondoggle Art, Faith, Sobriety, and Inspiration with Tommy Hollenstein


In this episode Bill talks with Spinal Cord Injury Survivor, Artist, and Inspiration, Tommy Hollenstein. We talk about Tommy’s days in BMX competitions, building bikes and skate boards, skating the infamous “toilet bowl” in Reseda California, getting into surfing and his love of that culture, transitioning to mountain biking before the tragic accident that left him paralyzed, his near death experience and given a second chance by God, and how art therapy became a part of his recovery. We also talk about his battles with addiction, the importance of people places and things, becoming a cocaine dealer in a wheel chair and getting busted by the feds, his final surrender and the people who helped him in his early sobriety journey, how his former service dog Weaver helped to inspire his unique way of creating art work, building his art brand and hustling to get into galleries, some of his biggest supporters of his artwork including Slash from Guns N Roses, the work he now does to inspire children and members of the disabled community, and his continued growth in faith and relationship with God, plus so much more. Today’s Boondoggle fans can receive 10% off their orders at by using the promo code BOONDOG10 at checkout. Today’s Boondoggle fans can receive 10% off their orders at by using the promo code BOONDOGGLE at checkout. So kick back with your headphones and cold one for this latest episode. Enjoy our additional segments featuring music from the Flo White Show and Stories from the VFW Hall. Please Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. Please subscribe to our YouTube, Rumble, Odysee, Brighteon, and Bitchute channels, and hit the notification button. As well as seen on Wowza TV on Roku. Remember Boondoggle Listeners Matter, so e-mail us at and let us know your thoughts so we can read them on air. Tweet us @2daysBoondoggle and Follow us on Instagram @todaysboondoggle as well as on Facebook. Please subscribe and give 5 stars and review. Every review we receive on either Apple Podcast or Google Music we will mention you on a future episode and our Social Media pages. Follow Today’s Boondoggle also on and on Today’s Boondoggle logo designed by Stacy Candow. Additional music by Evan Crouse Also please consider financially supporting us at Todays Boondoggle using Venmo, our GoFundMe, or sponsoring us on our page, so we can continue to provide you with quality entertainment.