THE PODCAST

This is the first season of the KWC Podcast, for which we film and upload conversations every week. Expect interesting, influential guests who can bring you closer to some modern technical solutions, and talk about the present as well as the future.

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#048

In this episode I interview Brandon Straka! Brandon is a famous hairstylist and actor, former liberal activist and the founder of the #WalkAway campaign. We first met on this trash pickup event, which was organized by him in Los Angeles. His campaign is a social media campaign that launched ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections, and targeted those who decided to abandon the Democratic party at the time, for various reasons. We dive into his personality, his career, campaign, motives for political engagements and much more in this short but very interesting Podcast experience. Enjoy!

00:15 – Brandon introducing himself, and talking about his #WalkAway movement
12:25 – Are the next elections going to be different
18:30 – The most common story that Brandon hears from people
21:55 – What are Brandon’s plans for the upcoming elections
25:25 – Goals that the #WalkAway movement wants to achieve in 2020
27:30 – Where to find their series “The Hard Truth” and learn more about this
30:45 – Why is it important, to have a two-party system
33:15 – What should people do, and where to do it, in order to support Brandon

You can find Brandon on Twitter here.

#047

In this episode I interview Róbert Vass! Róbert is a very successful, young man who specializes in international relations, and is the founder and president of GLOBSEC – a Slovakia based, think tank. For those of you who are not familiar with this subject, a think tank is an institute which performs research and advocacy, concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture. Róbert tells us more about what GLOBSEC is all about, as we dive into subjects concerning the regulation of modern technologies, sustainability, educational costs in Europe and in America, and much more. Enjoy!

00:25 – Who is Robert and what is he doing exactly
04:00 – What inspired and encouraged Robert to create GLOBSEC
10:05 – Talking about the regulation of modern technologies
11:20 – Regulations around AI in general
16:40 – The process of considering a topic like this, in GLOBSEC
20:15 – The end goal, of their individual projects
30:10 – Talking about sustainability, in America vs. in Europe
34:10 – Nuclear friendly countries in Europe, and in America
37:25 – Social credit score, and it’s impact on regulation of a society
43:00 – Róbert tells his opinion on automation wiping out manual jobs
45:25 – The difference between educational costs in Europe and in the USA
47:15 – Róberts learning and reading habits, and some great sources of information from him
49:15 – How GLOBSEC leverages their network, for future success
55:30 – GLOBSEC as a role model for other companies in the ‘think tank’ space
01:00:15 – Róberts last monologue in this Episode

Check out GLOBSEC here, thank you!

#046

In this episode I interview Stephen T. King! Stephen is a travelling author (not to be mistaken for Stephen King the writer of “IT”), who has a very unique and interesting story to share with us. Stephen sold his belongings, bought a bus, converted it into a living space and started travelling with only one idea in mind and that is to write.
He is currently writing his books on the subject of “The 7 Dares” which is a concept he created, and gives us a very thorough, objective and detailed explanation of what life is all about. Today he interviews ME and not vice versa as usual, so if you are interested in finding out more, not only about him and his life, but also about mine, give this Episode a listen. Enjoy!

00:25 – Stephen’s introduction, and his story
04:45 – How Stephen came up with “The 7 Dares” concept
07:00 – What are the 7 dares
11:30 – Patrick talking about the Podcast, and our KWC audience
– From now on Stephen is the interviewer, and Patrick is answering
20:15 – Stephen asking about the first dare, “Dare to align”
29:30 – The second dare, “Dare to create” and Patrick as a creator
36:05 – The third dare, “Dare to connect”
40:10 – The fourth dare, “Dare to dominate”
45:15 – The fifth dare, “Dare to discover”
48:40 – The sixth dare, “Dare to excel”
53:45 – The last and seventh dare, “Dare to serve”
57:05 – Stephen’s personal outro, and where to find him

Visit his website here, and look for him on Instagram here.

#045

In this episode I interview Zuby! Zuby is a very successful, up-and-coming hip hop artist from the UK, who achieved major success during the past year, in many of his different careers. As a Computer Science undergraduate at Oxford University, Zuby declined ‘the normal job’ and started rapping! Within months he self-released his debut album ‘Commercial Underground’, slowly building up a fan base and achieving major success afterwards. He toured the UK during the past year, and released his book called “Strong Advice: Zuby’s Guide to Fitness for Everybody”. We absolutely recommend checking out his new Podcast, called “Real Talk with Zuby” as well. This was definitely a ‘real talk’, no doubt about it. Enjoy!

00:15 – Zuby’s introduction
02:40 – What is Zuby’s philosophy on self-promotion
07:50 – How and when his uprising in self-promotion started
14:45 – Having a rough skin, and being hard on yourself to begin with anything in life
30:05 – The thought of a potential Apocalypse, and survival in general, in the UK vs the USA
35:05 – How to motivate people to want, and try to develop mentally and physically
40:35 – Why you pick the “dorito” vs the “apple”
44:20 – Talking about Zuby’s accomplished 2019 New Year’s resolutions
49:50 – How Zuby wrote his book in one day
55:20 – Talking about procrastination in a business, any business, nowadays
01:04:15 – The value of earning your experience, by hard work and dedication
01:07:00 – Zuby’s final message to KWC listeners out there

Check out his Podcast and his music on by clicking here, and follow him on Twitter here.

#044

In this episode I interview Jesse La Flair! Jesse is one of the most recognized professional parkour and free running athletes in the world. Besides his incredible and unique career in action sports, which is accompanied by a signature shoe model, he is a very well known YouTube and Internet personality, with over 1 Million followers combined. His career as a Hollywood stuntman and TV personality, appearing for instance in the latest “X Men” movies as a stunt double for “Nightcrawler”, has shaped him into a very bold and talented filmmaker and screen artist, as he has produced and released his own documentary, fully independent, and of great quality. This and much more in the latest Episode. Enjoy!

00:15 – Jesse’s introduction
01:20 – How he got into action sports
05:05 – Talking about parkour and how Jesse started performing it
09:20 – How this sport evolved into a lifestyle
13:25 – How and when Jesse got involved with Hollywood, and moved to LA
17:40 – Training parkour and talking about “Ninja Warrior”
21:50 – How Jesse learned to be so marketing aware
23:25 – Talking about Jesse’s signature shoes
28:30 – How to buy them
29:25 – Jesse’s current projects
36:10 – Talking about his company, Tempest Free Running
42:25 – Conversation about making parkour an Olympic sport
45:50 – Jesse’s new documentary
49:00 – Where to find the film
51:30 – Jesse’s goodbye, and where to find him on Social Media

Visit his website here, his YouTube channel here, and his Social Media here. Thank you Jesse!

#043

In this episode I interview Douglas Hanson! Douglas is an architect, and owner of “Hanson LA”, an architectural company which has been a part some of really interesting, and monumental projects not only here in Los Angeles, but in Europe (the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao) as well. Douglas has worked for over three decades both with globally recognized architecture firms and independently. He has extensive experience in all phases of design, from research through construction, with cultural, commercial, and residential projects of all scales and magnitudes, and appreciates art of all sorts. Enjoy!

00:15 – Douglas’s background and his short backstory
01:30 – What changed in the industry, today vs. when Douglas entered his business genre
03:30 – How architecture is a very integrative part of our lives
05:40 – How to incorporate all of the qualities into a space, while making it look beautiful
08:35 – Why people use new styles, materials that weren’t in use 50-60 years ago
09:20 – Talking about the design process, and the abstraction of sketches
12:35 – Takeaways from his learning process
16:25 – Talking about the life cycle of an architectural project
18:50 – Why their work in Bilbao, is one of the most important buildings of our time
20:50 – The potential change of tools, that can help their work progress
22:35 – What issues are there today, that hold down architecture from progressing and getting better
28:10 – Why Los Angeles ?
30:30 – Books and sources to recommend to people who have interest in architecture
34:00 – Why buildings are built in a new, and less permanent way
40:50 – Talking about Douglas’s TedTalk
42:45 – Thinking big, in terms of architectural design
46:25 – Douglas’s advice for young people who are still developing their interests for architecture

Find out more about HansonLA, by visiting their website here!

#042

In this episode I interview Ramin Nazer! Ramin is a very creative and successful entrepreneur. He is first and foremost, a very talented artist, animator and illustrator. On top of that, he writes and creates short books that reflect simple, but amazing and unusual stories in a fun and different way, his way.
He hosts the “Rainbow Brainskull Hour Podcast”, which is truly a reflection of everything that he does and represents, and I highly recommend you check it out (link to website below).
I had an amazing time, and so will you. Enjoy!

00:15 – Ramin talking about his education, and his family
02:30 – His different jobs as an artist
06:15 – Ramin switching his career paths, and talking about job diversity nowadays
15:15 – The origin of Ramin’s way of thinking, and his work/life patterns
24:10 – Talking about ancient structures, and the perfectionism that is forgotten
32:20 – Looking towards the future, and thinking of when human services will become a luxury
36:30 – Talking about Ramin’s art, and “Neuralink”
40:50 – Books to read, and thoughts to find in them, if interested in Ramin’s way of thinking
45:45 – Ramin’s newest work, and where to find him

Visit his website here, and get to know his colorful and mindblowing world!

#041

In this episode I interview Jennifer Barbosa! Jennifer is a very young and intelligent individual, with a background in acting, modelling and on movie production, currently running for Congress against Adam Schiff in his district in California, as an independent candidate. We talk about her campaign and how she decided to engage this career, and discuss her opinions and some hypothetical solutions for problems facing Californians and Americans right now especially in the district, and a lot more. I really enjoyed this week’s ‘open and relaxed’ conversation with Jennifer, and am curious to see what she does in the near future, following up in a couple of months. Enjoy!

00:30 – Why did Jennifer run for Office, and why independent
04:05 – Talking about the evolution of Jennifer’s campaign against Adam Schiff
09:30 – Jennifer’s background outside of politics
12:55 – The difference between Jennifer’s policies, versus the competition’s stance
15:40 – Talking about the economic value of immigrants
18:55 – Solving the homelessness issue, and how the average voter has insight into these acts
21:50 – The myth of the ‘low income housing’, and other homelessness problems
27:20 – Jennifer’s response on the drug problems surrounding homeless people
30:35 – Talking about Universal Basic Income
37:20 – Discussing Jennifer’s position as an independent candidate
38:45 – Talking about Jennifer’s connection to other candidates with similar goals
40:50 – The topic of guns in her district, and her opinion on censorship
48:10 – Talking about uniting people, in terms of different stances on politics
52:35 – Can we still trust the media, as a source of information ?
57:55 – How and where to find, support and help Jennifer

Visit Jennifer’s website at barbosaforcongress.com to find out more about her campaign!

#040

In this episode I interview Mick West! Mick is a science writer, skeptical investigator and former video game programmer. He is the creator of ContrailScience.com and Metabunk.org, where he investigates and debunks interesting conspiracy theories. He is also a Podcast Host, and an author, who has a book called “Escaping the Rabbit hole – How to debunk Conspiracy Theories using Facts, Logic and Respect”. I had an awesome time doing our weekly ‘open and relaxed’ conversation with Mick, as KWC Podcast seems almost like the perfect place for him, and his stories. Enjoy!

00:40 – How Mick started his ‘debunker’ career
02:15 – Using respect to change someone’s mind
04:35 – Talking about conspiracy theories, and why people believe so firmly in them
14:00 – The motive behind people being involved with conspiracy theories
18:10 – At which point in his life Mick decided to ‘change people’s minds’
23:15 – Situations where these theories are backed up by incredibly persuading information
29:45 – More word about well-known conspiracy theories, 9/11, Pentagon
36:00 – Pentagon story, and talking about short term memory being very wage
47:15 – The ‘West Law’, taking about the demographic statistics of conspiracy theory believers
55:15 – Talking about conspiracies being a ‘data’ problem
57:35 – Where to find Mick on the Internet, and his last words

Check out Mick’s Podcast here find his debunking stories here, and look for his book on our Book Club web page.

#039

In this episode I interview Suzanne Ciani! I was honored to have Suzanne appear on the Podcast, as she is a revolutionary musician and sound creator of the past, as well as the present. Her incredible career as a sound designer, composer and producer, playing the ‘Buchla’ and specializing in quadraphonic sound, earned her nicknames like “Diva of the Diode” and “America’s first female synth hero”. Her résumé is rich with appearances on Television (The David Letterman Show), Radio and live in Theaters, Stadiums and all over the World, doing what she does in a unique and perfect way. I recommend listening carefully to her voice, taking notes, and researching at the same time, if you are able to. Enjoy! 

00:35 – Talking about the career defining ‘Buchla’ instrument
03:40 – Don Buchla’s vision of music, and his inventions
09:10 – Suzanne’s contact with this instrument
13:30 – Talking about technology in the past, and how unreachable it was at the time
21:25 – Technology today, and how we use it now versus in the past
23:30 – Growing up in the same are of Massachusetts
25:05 – Patrick talking about moving to Burbank
30:55 – Suzanne’s involvement in advertisement
40:55 – Finding out about life principles, Suzanne lives by
45:35 – How and when to determine what ground you need to hold, and save your honor as an artist
54:00 – Talking about the personal power and influence that a human has on the face of the Earth
58:30 – Suzanne talking about books and role models, that influenced her in life
01:03:25 – The enormous cultural stress nowadays
01:07:10 – How Americans brand things in political ways
01:13:10 – Suzanne’s final words of inspiration for the audience

Check out her website sevwave.com and find her on Instagram @sevwave.

#038

In this episode I interview Mark Frauenfelder! Mark is a maker, an editor, writer, illustrator, and public speaker. He was the founding editor at Wired.com, his collaborative weblog Boing Boing, as well as the Make Magazine. His work was discovered by Billy Idol, who consulted Frauenfelder for his Cyberpunk album. He is also an author of 7 books, and currently works at the Institute for the Future as a Research Director. I had an amazing time talking to Mark, our time together absolutely flew by, talking about creating, making and manufacturing, the Internet, Social Media and his creations. Enjoy!

06:55 – How and when Mark became a maker, creator
12:30 – Talking about the talent people have, for fixing everything complicated around them
15:35 – The satisfaction in doing things yourself, for Mark
21:45 – The gratitude that you get after using the item, which you’ve made possible
23:45 – Talking about books by Michael Pollan
26:55 – Mark’s connection to Urban homesteading
31:00 – Mark’s expedition, moving to an island in the South Pacific
40:50 – Talking about prototyping new technologies in the 21st Century
47:35 – Mark’s courses and what he teaches people
49:35 – Talking about the book ‘Cool Tools’
56:40 – Mark’s favorite newsletters, and talking about Social Media
01:02:35 – Books Mark would like to recommend
01:05:55 – Where to find Mark online, and his message to the listeners 

Find Mark on BoingBoing.net, and check out his web page MarkFrauenfelder.com for more information about his work!

#037

In this episode I interview Bill Cords! Bill is an engineer by profession, but comes on today as a Level II Wim Hof Method Instructor, and a North American representative of his. He talks about Wim himself, what this method of his represents, how he got involved and why he became an instructor. For those who are not familiar with the Method, we highly recommend reading books (which you can find on our Book Club) or checking out other sources first, such as the documentary “The Iceman”. Enjoy!

00:25 – Bill’s introduction and first contact with the Wim Hof Method
04:40 – An overview of how the WHM works
10:20 – How to integrate breathing techniques into the daily routine
14:40 – How Bill got involved with the study of the Method
26:00 – The disbelief that people have for Wim’s achievements
30:55 – How the increase of oxygen in the blood warms the human body
35:15 – How did the science behind the WHM progressed during the time
40:00 – What to try first when doing an experiment with the WHM
44:20 – Bill witnessing changes during his group treatments
48:55 – Where is the future of the WHM going
55:40 – Talking about the WHM helping drug addiction problems
01:00:15 – Bill’s outro and final thoughts as we wrap things up

Find Bill as a Level II WH Instructor here, and look for literature on this subject on our Book Club!

#036

In this episode I interview Patrick Ryan! Patrick is (still) one of the smartest and most profound individuals, that I have talked to on this Podcast. We pick up exactly where we left off, talking about AI technology, robots starting religions, advanced intelligence and its roots, the predictive quality of modern laws, and much more.
He shares his thoughts, as a military robotics expert, on how and where we should begin to influence the evolution of AI and where we need to be right now, in order to understand it. Another great one, to be remembered for a long time. Enjoy!

00:50 – Talking about AI being a ‘terrifying monster’, which can start a religion
05:05 – Patrick explaining his impression of religion in general, and how intelligence evolved
10:20 – How and when Patrick started digging deeper into these facts
17:25 – The predictive quality of modern laws, and its roots
32:20 – Trying to find an alternative to ‘tabula-rasa’ as the foundation and source of America’s laws
41:40 – What’s the selection of criteria, in the nature that surrounds us
49:50 – The evolution of advanced intelligence, without the biological concerns
52:50 – Where does a machine get motive to want to achieve more
01:02:00 – What advantage does AI have over the human population
01:10:05 – Talking about the ‘trolley problem’ in terms of AI ethics
01:15:20 – What would be a better system to influence AI with, than ‘tabula rasa’
01:20:15 – How to move into the right direction in terms of AI right now
01:23:10 – The crossover with machines to become all-knowing, all-understanding
01:27:20 – Effectiveness vs. The Ideal Scenario of things, and the power of California
01:40:45 – Ending the conversation on a stand by

Follow Patrick on Twitter here: @emblem21CEO!

#035

In this episode I interview Cory Allen! Cory is an author, Podcast host, meditation teacher and audio engineer from Austin, Texas. His Podcast “The Astral Hustle” is full of materials and conversations, similar to the one that is presented to you here. He is not only a very nice person, with an incredibly relaxing voice, but a creative and influential individual, who represents an “open book” about mind peacefulness, mindfulness and meditation, writing, thinking, cognitive sciences, etc. Give this a listen, and research his Podcast “The Astral Hustle” for more. Enjoy!

00:20 – Cory’s introduction and background
01:20 – How Cory defines mindfulness, and when did he take it up
10:10 – What examples and advice can Cory give to people who want to learn meditation
13:20 – Cory’s meditation habits
20:10 – His opinion on the trends regarding meditation
33:20 – Talking about dual realities and personal mental tunnels, and how Cory helped people exit these tunnels
36:40 – How listeners need to understand Cory’s compassion for them, and more open thoughts
55:25 – Final words before wrapping up

Find Cory at www.coryallen.com, and check out his Podcast The Astral Hustle here, and look for his upcoming book on our Book Club!

#034

In this episode I interview Jason Jean! Jason is the founder of Tattered Beans, a really successful coffee company which gives back to US veterans. He’s an Air Force veteran himself, who recently learned he has cancer. He’d been an entrepreneur for 20+ years, earned and lost millions, gaining the most of his entrepreneurial skills through real world experience, and after his diagnosis he wanted to focus on leaving a legacy and helping those who are willing to protect our freedom. An awesome person, and one of our all-time favorite guests. Enjoy!

00:25 – Jason’s introduction, and life story
05:50 – Talking about people focusing on the “Unicorn” stories of entrepreneurship
06:45 – How Jason came into the coffee industry
16:05 – “Keeping things simple”
22:20 – When did Jason decide that he is supposed to be an entrepreneur
29:00 – Jason’s near death experience, that made him change his life
33:00 – Talking about the “grind and hustle” stereotypes in entrepreneurship
39:35 – Setting micro-goals, and on what interval should this be done
45:00 – How does Jason decide what is personal time and what is business time, after changing his life
48:55 – Jason’s routines, advice for beginner entrepreneurs
01:02:50 – The one group of people that you shouldn’t go to, when you’re starting a business
01:10:30 – How “Tattered beans” is looking to attack, and take the international markets
01:17:05 – Talking about Jason’s counter-intuitive value system of thinking
01:26:20 – Jason’s words at the end

Find Jason on Instagram @jakejeanofficial, visit his official page for more info on his products: Tatteredbeans.com.

#033

In this episode I interview Eric Santos! Eric is the business owner of a company called Benchmark Intelligence, he is the “word hustler”and author of the self-published book called “Shoot Your Shot”. The book is about dating in general, and the pros and cons of the modern society using online dating services, as the main source for finding potential partners. Eric talks about the process of publishing your own book, how best to do it and how to print and sell the book online. Although handing out great advice, Eric states that his company is his main focus now, which he also presents in detail. Enjoy!

00:20 – Eric’s background and introduction
03:20 – How Eric started “Benchmark Intelligence”
06:15 – How Eric’s service covers the tricky influence of review-sites on places
10:50 – Talking about Eric’s book, and what inspired him to write
22:40 – Results that Patrick has seen, from the content of the book
29:05 – Talking about dating, meeting people in real life versus meeting them online
34:30 – Talking about the key points of his book
36:35 – What effect has the book had on people who’ve read it so far
40:11 – Comparing online dating to online marketing
45:40 – Eric’s next project and close future plans
49:55 – How and where to find Eric’s book

Find Eric on Twitter @ericsantos, check out his company here, and look for his book on our Book Club page!

#032

In this episode I interview Mark Bell! Mark is a World- and American record holding Power lifter, Fitness and Weightlifting expert, Podcast Host and the Creator of the “Slingshot”, as the ultimate bench press accessory tool. He has an amazing career and life story, which is highlighted by consistency, effort, and focus, which he embodies perfectly. He suffered injuries which would leave most of us incapable of continuing normal life, but remained dedicated to his goals. His newest career as a Podcast Host is just a crown to his success, as he opens up about everything. Enjoy!

00:35 – Mark’s introduction, how he started power lifting, gaining and losing weight along the way
07:15 – How Mark decided that he wants to get good at lifting
12:45 – Mark’s life principle to be consisting in everything he does, talking about the Slingshot
17:35 – The prototype of his Slingshot
21:50 – How to practice achieving your goals
26:25 – Digesting information
32:00 – Talking about Mark’s free gym
38:55 – “It’s not about money, it’s about the overall value exchange”
44:50 – Talking about Mark’s injuries and him not quitting when it was the hardest
56:10 – How Mark recovered from his injuries
01:06:35 – What’s an ideal warm-up process in training
01:13:40 – Talking about Mark’s “Power Project” Podcast
01:23:15 – How and where to find Mark on the Internet

Find Mark on YouTube here, visit his official page for more info on his products: MarkBell.com, or find him on Instagram @marksmellybell.

#031

In this episode I interview Jay Campbell! Jay is the Amazon Best Selling author of three change making books in the optimization health care space, and the author of the 2018 #1 overall Men’s Health book: “The Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Living a Fully Optimized Life”. Jay is a master at manipulating and tweaking the human endocrine system to optimize performance and health, which we talk about in this Episode quite a lot. He is also an entrepreneur, and a colleague of mine as he hosts the “TOT Revolution Podcast”, which we highly recommend! All KWC fans can contact his team at the email address shown below, for a free copy of Jay’s new book. Enjoy!

00:25 – Jay’s introduction and background
12:00 – Talking about the fall of the natural testosterone level, people have today
19:35 – What methods of doing testosterone therapy Jay recommends, according to his book
25:25 – Are there ways to sustain natural testosterone levels nowadays
35:00 – Talking about fasting and Jay’s opinion and habits regarding fasting
55:30 – What event, moment got Jay’s work recognized the most
59:55 – The idea of “true value”, as an archetype of the conversation
01:05:50 – Jay’s learning habits
01:11:30 – Final words from Jay, and advice for the younger generations

Check out TOT Revolution, and apply to get a free copy of Jay’s book by contacting his team at contact@trtrevolution.com.

#030

In this episode I interview Patrick Ryan! Patrick is an incredible individual, he works in IT, is an author and a military robotics expert. Patrick has one of the most wealthiest minds in terms of life experience and general
knowledge, regarding everyone and everything. This is one of the longest and most interesting conversations we have ever made for KWC Podcast, as Patrick spoke not only about technology, but also about psychology, evolution, literature and religion. Enjoy!

01:00 – Patrick’s introduction, talking about what he does
09:15 – Talking about The Second Iraq war and its justification, and war in general
14:45 – How did Patrick identify the pieces, to form a picture about how the reality surrounding The Military should be
21:55 – Talking about robotics and it’s place in the modern society and in The Military
26:10 – Patrick talks about his fears regarding these subjects
35:10 – Talking about the “battle” between Amazon and Oracle
38:55 – Who is driving the robotic development
43:15 – How can we beat the mental laziness that comes with the many technological improvements
48:20 – Touching up on emotionally aware AI
50:15 – Patrick starts talking about his book, and the “Neanderthal Brains”
56:00 – Talking about commercializing the human emotions
59:20 – Talking about psychedelics, and a couple of books about this subject
01:03:30 – More word about the “Neanderthal Brains”
01:07:10 – Talking about “persuasion” as a part of reality
01:11:35 – “Reality tunnel” management, and this subject relating to branding in general
01:21:05 – Talking about marketing and branding in particular
01:23:25 – The outcome of the whole story, which people need to think about
01:28:30 – Patrick’s learning habit
01:37:55 – Where to find Patrick

Follow Patrick on Twitter here: @emblem21CEO!

#029

In this episode I interview Wim Ouboter! Wim is a Swiss entrepreneur, inventor, former banker, and owner of a company called “Micro-mobility” which specializes in innovative and unconventional means of transportation, for people of all ages. He also invented the popular “Razor” scooter from the 1990’s, which we talk about in this Podcast as he shares his ideas of what modern transportation should look like. His company has a new product of very high potential, an electric small car(vehicle) called the “Microlino” which has been modeled from the original 1960’s BMW Isetta. Wim gifted us his inspiration, opened up about experiences as a entrepreneur, inventor and marketing expert, and shared some great advice for young entrepreneurs out there. Enjoy!

00:40 – Wim’s introduction and how his career as a micro-mobility inventor started
05:45 – Talking about “blue ocean” marketing
08:40 – Talking about Wim’s education
09:30 – The evolution of Wim’s first products
12:45 – Talking about electric scooters, and this idea not being realized until now
17:30 – The integration between cars and electrical scooters
20:30 – Talking about Wim’s new product, the electric car called the Microlino
27:15 – The benefit of small, electric cars nowadays
32:30 – The encouragement to make the Microlino, and possible features to it
41:05 – How and where will people be able to buy the Microlino
44:50 – Wim’s idea of the future of the urban transportation market
50:05 – What drives Wim to keep doing what he does
51:20 – His advice for young entrepreneurs
55:00 – Wim’s books recommended to increase the power of positive thinking
56:25 – Wim’s personal message to the listeners
58:00 – How bad does it hurt, when a scooter hits you in the ankle ?

Check out Micro-mobility.com, see what they are offering and find out more about Wim’s newest invention – the Microlino!

#028

In this episode I interview Shaun Leverett! He is a Certified Personal Trainer, widely recognized for his expertise in functional training, Muay Thai, and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness training sessions. He achieved this by working in the Fitness Industry for over 25 years, among others as the “Health and Fitness” Editor of both “Inglewood Today” and “Crenshaw Today” Magazines

But no, today’s episode is not about his career. Shaun has an amazing story to tell giving us an insight into his rough upbringing, talking about all the experiences he had growing up in his neighborhood, and how he rose above all that. Enjoy!

00:45 – Shaun’s interesting birth
02:30 – Talking about Shaun’s environment growing up
08:00 – People attacking each other based on where they are from
11:35 – Talking about gangs, gang history and Shaun’s experiences with gangs
31:30 – The escalation of violence between people
37:45 – The thoughts of people coming out of rough neighborhoods
43:30 – Shaun being able to fully get away, blessed
51:45 – All of this being a massive accomplishment for Shaun as a person
56:30 – Shaun’s experience with going to jail
58:35 – How is Shaun bringing up his son, and teaching him to live in a different environment
01:05:00 – Summing up the reality of this story, and his past
01:11:30 – How Shaun can help people who want to brake away from a tough environment
01:20:20 – Wrapping it up, Shaun’s final words to the listeners

Visit bodyartbyshaun.com to get involved with Shaun and his work as a Fitness Trainer!

#027

In this episode I interview Lance Stander! Lance has been in the automobile industry for over 37 years. He opened Hillbank Motor Corp located in Costa Mesa, California in 1999 after years in South Africa where he worked with his father. In 2005 Lance purchased Superformance and he is the worldwide distributor for all Superformance built cars. This is an American automotive company which has been designing, building and marketing sports cars, performance components and full car replicas, for the past 20 years. Lance’s energy and enthusiasm are amazing, and it doesn’t matter if you are a car person or not, he has something in store for everybody. Enjoy!

00:20 – Lance’s introduction and the the introduction of his company, called Superformance
07:45 – Talking about modern cars versus the design and feel of driving 60’s cars
13:50 – What drives Lance and his employees, to nourish the car culture nowadays
17:00 – What Lance thinks of Tesla and Elon Musk
20:15 – How did Lance and his company go about licencing their cars, and working with huge companies
22:50 – A glimpse of Lance’s vision for working with some European car companies
23:30 – What does Lance look for in a car, to be able to work with it
25:00 – Talking about his customers
26:30 – Lance’s journey, from the very beginning
27:45 – Talking about HR 22 – Low Volume Manufacturing regulation
33:50 – The customization that Superformance offers
37:15 – Lance’s vision for Superformance in the future
39:25 – Lance’s final words, and opinion on working with Tesla in the future

Visit superformance.com or hillbankusa.com to get involved with Lance and his awesome work.

#026

In this episode I interview Dr. Emery N. Brown! Dr. Emery is a statistician, anesthesiologist and neuroscientist. He is the “Warren M. Zapol” Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a practicing anesthesiologist. At MIT he is the “Edward Hood Taplin” Professor of Medical Engineering and Professor of Computational Neuroscience, as well as the Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and the Director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. Needless to say that Dr. Emery is one of the smartest individuals we’ve ever had on our Podcast, and a true hero of our time who works every day to make this world a better place for all of us, I recommend to sit back and listen carefully. Enjoy!

04:40 – Talking about some ripple effects with anesthesia, and the effect it has on our mind
07:45 – Talking about a “Matrix-like” situation, where the human mind would take control over anesthesia
09:00 – How to decipher brainwaves, and talking about oscillations in the brain circuits
17:40 – Side effects, from the research of brain stimulation
19:25 – Side effects from using anesthesia
22:10 – The ideal process of giving anesthesia to a patient
23:50 – How anesthesiology reflects on Dr. Brown’s influence in Medical Engineering
26:00 – The future of Dr. Brown’s research in Medical Engineering
28:45 – Dr. Browns influence on other similar and similar science branches
30:55 – How far are we away from (fully) understand the brain
33:00 – Talking about Hugh Herr
36:10 – Did Dr. Brown expect the ripple effect of studying anesthesia
37:35 – Talking about physiologic monitoring as a requirement in modern medicine
40:20 – Does the administration of drugs change when you enhance the influence of medical engineering
41:30 – Useful informational about the possible way to optimize a human’s circadian rhythm
43:20 – Dr. Brown’s view of potential breakthroughs on the horizon in the next few years
45:00 – Pain being subjective/objective
45:30 – One of Dr. Brown’s current project
48:50 – The future of using AI in diagnosing drugs
50:30 – Dr. Brown’s recommended books
53:45 – How to help Dr. Brown’s research and move this forward
55:45 – Dr. Brown’s final words

Check out this article here, recommended by Dr. Brown if you are looking to read more about his work and the work of his team!

#025

In this episode I interview Joe Quirk! Joe is a very well-known and respected American writer (author), novelist, as well as an Ambassador for the non-profit organisation called the Seasteading Institute. He opens up his mind as we talk about this Project in detail, and his experiences with education in general, and how those helped shape the character he represents today. Joe made this one of the most beautiful KWC conversations we’ve ever recorded, and we recommend not only listening to his words but also reading them, in his newest book “Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians”. Enjoy!

00:20 – Talking about the Seasteading institute, a short description of their first project and Joe’s new documentary
11:45 – Detailed information about the first Seastead
15:30 – Electric setup of the first Seastead
17:35 – The cost of the first Seastead
21:45 – Making money while living on a Seastead
26:50 – How to live in a Seastead while having a US citizenship
34:30 – What to do with the waste from Seasteads
41:30 – Potential society and government issues, attacking the Seasteading potential
48:20 – What it would be like to fast forward 100 years into the future, in terms of this project
52:30 – What’s the next step for people interested in this project
55:10 – Talking about Joe’s experiences during years of education
01:11:35 – Patrick talking about his experiences
01:14:50 – Joe’s writing process, and how he hires people
01:24:20 – How to create a structure in your life, to be able to write
01:29:50 – Joe recommends books to read, to make you a professional writer
01:39:40 – Guys exchanging stories about stealing books, and reading in general
01:48:50 – Joe’s personal goodbye

Visit ocean.builders.com and seasteading.org to get involved with the Seasteading project yourself!

#024

In this episode I interview Mike Spadier! Mike is an expert in marketing, who owns a company called “Heart of the Sun”, where he also works at right now. He started his journey while working at Onnit.com with Aubrey Marcus and Joe Rogan as a marketing agent, creator and manager, in two previous occasions. We talk about the process of dropping out of College and taking a gap year, as Mike shares his experience, as well as his previous jobs and interactions with marketing, branding in general and other very useful related ideas. Enjoy!

00:25 – Mike’s personal introduction and his background in marketing
07:05 – Talking about Mike not finishing college, and the feedback that he got from his family & friends
12:55 – The idea of taking a gap year in college education
14:45 – Developping his skillset and self-educating himself, carrying his characteristics into his new business
19:00 – Talking about Onnit.com, where they were when Mike came versus where they are now
25:50 – How the products that Onnit is selling, influenced the culture of the company
30:55 – The mission of “Heart of the Sun”, Mike’s new company
32:50 – Talking about branding as a very important segment of marketing
33:00 – Talking about branding mistakes
40:00 – At what point it makes sense to launch a brand-new branding campaign, from a company standpoint
42:10 – Talking about companies doing good/bad marketing in particular
44:40 – Mike’s go-to books, in terms of professional education and information
51:25 – This year’s plan for his company “Heart of the Sun”

Check out Mike’s company “Heart of the Sun” to find out more about his services!

#023

In this episode I interview William von Hippel! William is a scientist and professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a very open-minded, eloquent and educated individual, having received his Doctors degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan. Today, he is an evolutionary psychologist and author of the book “The Social Leap”, which I recommend and which we talk about during the Podcast. His work has been featured in “The New York Times”, “USA Today”, “The Australian” and many other. I had a great time talking about all subjects that peaked my interest from his field of research, in a classic KWC, one hour-long Podcast. Enjoy!

00:15 – Bill’s background and introduction
01:05 – Introduction into “The Social Leap”, Bill’s amazing book
01:55 – What sparked the interest for Social Psychology in Bill’s case
04:00 – Not taking a risk with an unconventional career as an Social Psychologist
06:40 – What’s the stigma that makes Social Psychology different
09:10 – The process of Bill’s research
11:30 – Humans as hyper social beings
13:25 – The influence of genetically received characteristics on our social capabilities
17:25 – The evolution of culture through genetics
20:25 – Bill’s opinion on our potential as a society
23:00 – A potential push in the lower level of education towards psychology
26:55 – Talking about modern health problems due to the lack of psychological education
29:05 – Is anybody addressing our evolutionary shortcomings ?
31:30 – The mental health crisis
36:15 – The solutions for all of these problems
39:40 – Talking about a wide spectrum of IQ values in modern humanity
43:25 – Is there a way for people to see what their polygenic score is on different traits
47:10 – The cumulative culture of humans
50:05 – How are we able to communicate in all these different languages
52:30 – The transition from spoken language to written language
54:30 – The rise of emojis as a regression back to the written language
55:50 – The final word, on Bill’s book and where he can be found

We highly recommend Bill’s book The Social Leap click here to check it out!
Find Bill on Twitter @BillvonHippel or LinkedIn at WHP, to find out more about him and his work.

#022

In this episode I interview Trace Rucarean! Trace is another colleague of mine who is employed by Sungrade Solar, and probably has the most fun job in our company (his words). He is very successful, open-minded and a one-man show in terms of everything digital that happens in our company. We had a great time talking about Cryptocurrencies, young people working in the present time, and automation of everything around us especially job-related, as well as his own Podcast. Enjoy!

00:15 – Introduction into Trace’s life, interests and career with Sungrade Solar
02:05 – Trace’s education experiences
04:10 – Trace’s interaction with te Crypto industry
09:25 – “Why are young people pretending to like work?”
17:15 – How does Trace manage to do his work and obligations, while constanlty changing locations
21:00 – Talking further about the attitude of young people working today, and UBI
32:00 – Talking about drivers being hit by the “self-driving” car revolution, automating jobs today
37:10 – The difference of low key working today versus in the past, people becoming artists
40:15 – Is this even the world we want to live in, talking about singularity
51:00 – Why Trace joined Sungrade Solar

Find Trace on Instagram at @traceinla to find out more about him!

#021

In this episode I interview Vineet Verma! Vineet is a very successful and charismatic person, originally from India but currently working here in California as a screenwriter, producer, editor, 2D and 3D animator. His projects include work with Stella Artois, Glamour Magazine, GQ Magazine, Yahoo, Christian Louboutin, Nine West, and he has written and directed the TV Series “Stitch” starring Michael Wright and Harry Lennix. He was very fun to talk to, and has a love for storytelling which he demonstrates during our interview many times. Enjoy!

00:15 – Vineet introduces himself and talks about his projects
03:30 – Vineets family, and him developping interest for working in the film industry
06:00 – Trying to make a career in India, versus making a career in California
08:20 – Vineets “education” and first job
12:55 – Talking about the insipration, needed to train your skills as an artist
17:30 – How to continue to understand the world around, while having different perspectives to create
19:25 – Daily activities
22:25 – What makes a powerful story, in terms of screen writing and writing in general
28:00 – Talking about the creative process, typing versus writing with a pen

Look for Vineet on Instagram at @vineet3000 and at vineetfilms.com to find out more!

#020

In this episode I interview Scooter Downey! Scooter is a very interesting, young, up-and-coming film director and writer, who is known for his work in “It’s in the Blood” (2012), “Elixir” (2015) – writer and “Hoaxed” (2019) – director. “Hoaxed” is a newly released documentary, which he co-directed with Jon du Toit, with the help of famous Mike Cernovich as Producer. It is easily one of the best documentaries I have seen in a really long time, which left a very hard impression after watching. Listen to us talk about the film, religion, and his young career and education, and of course watch it yourself. Enjoy!

00:50 – How did the Project “Hoaxed” start ?
02:20 – The idea of holding the Media accountable
04:50 – When did the Project begin
07:40 – Scooters perspective on Media before/after Hoaxed
09:10 – How Scooter and his colleagues formed the big and diverse crew of the film
11:35 – Scooters political opinions
16:00 – Talking about the book “Generations” and it’s message, different value systems
20:00 – What was the ultimate driving force for making the film
21:40 – The experience of working with his partner, co-director on the film
24:00 – Being “out of place” in terms of the Los Angeles film industry
26:50 – What was the budget of the film
29:45 – What makes the film high enough in terms of value, to share it with everybody
33:50 – Talking about religion, the importance of believing, and Scooters faith

Find Scooter on Twitter at @TrueLegendFilms and find out more!

#019

In this episode I interview Andreas M. Antonopoulos! It was an honor and privilege to do our weekly “open and relaxed” conversation with Andreas, who is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost Bitcoin and open Blockchain experts. We talk about Bitcoin in particular, it “not dying” and having more and more involvement in our society and life’s everyday activities. He is a true professional and a real expert in his field, someone we can all take notes from, delivering one of the longest and most electrifying KWC Podcast dialogues so far. Enjoy!

– 01:35 – How and when did Andreas hear about Bitcoin, and a basic introduction
– 01:35 – When and how did Andreas hear about Bitcoin, and a basic introduction
– 11:50 – Bitcoin delivering Crypto-currencies to the market first
– 14:50 – The need to stop Bitcoin transactions world-wide
– 16:40 – How can Bitcoin break-through barriers
– 21:55 – Anyone can get access to Bitcoin ?
– 23:50 – Difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum
– 27:00 – The potential applications of similar technologies into business nowadays
– 32:45 – How to persuade people to adapt Bitcoin
– 43:25 – How the technology can be used in a democratic society and political activities
– 50:05 – How the corporations respond to the new technology
– 59:30 – Using Blockchain technologies in utilitarian activities and electricity/power
– 01:05:30 – Micro- and nano transactions and payments
– 01:10:00 – The importance of donations in the aforementioned concept
– 01:15:45 – Other areas which share the “contagious enthusiasm” with Crypto-currencies

You can find Mr. Andreas on YouTube and Twitter at @aantonop to widen your knowledge further more!

#018

In this episode I interview Kupah James! He is a very talented and successful young individual, working primarily as a Celebrity DJ, with some his previous experiences involving events organised by the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Childrens Museum, AOL, Google, Expedia and even former president Bill Clinton. He also operates as a very well-known Dance/Fitness instructor and model, achieving the same level of success. A true source of positive energy, inspiration, and a great person to have a conversation with. Enjoy!

– 02:00 – Kupah and Patrick talking about Boston, Los Angeles and moving between cities at a young age
– 09:30 – Kupah talking about owning a DJ company in Boston and the evolution of his DJ career
– 16:30 – Kupah’s involvement in Fitness as his secondary interest and job, and if/how it impacts his primary job
– 20:40 – The importance of promoting and marketing your capabilities, and how Kupah achieved it
– 24:30 – What motivates Kupah to keep going and doing everything that makes him so special
– 30:40 – The pros and cons of working with – and involving Social Media into the daily job
– 45:30 – Patrick talking about his education experience, starting the KWC Podcast and the subject’s of the show
– 47:25 – “People are like a car in need of a battery”, and Podcast’s providing that energy for everyone
– 51:30 – What’s next for Kupah and what he’s looking to accomplish in the future

Find Kupah James on Instagram @kupahjames and find out more!

#017

In this episode I interview Juan Agustin Marquez! He is a four-time Emmy awarded filmmaker, best known for his documentaries 100,000, The Last Colony and his national music TV show: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla. Juan’s continued commitment to the arts, entertainment and education has earned him a spot as one of today’s top Latino filmmakers, and we were very honored to have him on the show. Enjoy! 

– 01:45 – Juan engaging film making, making multi-awarded documentaries about dogs called 100,000, The Last Colony
– 17:50 – Juan’s engagement on YouTube on TEDx Talks, talking about “the Spiderman element”, own opinions in movies
– 24:45 – What Juan is working on right now, current projects
– 27:15 – Juan’s idols and influences from the film making space
– 32:35 – Biggest technological changes coming into the film making industry
– 37:55 – Advice on how and where to start now, if you want to be a filmmaker

#016

In this episode I interview Seamus McNally! As an award-winning director and acting coach for film and television in New York City and Berlin, Seamus serves actors at the top of their field in delivering some of their most convincing, nuanced work, often with very little time to prepare (Orange is the New Black, Vinyl, Alex Haley’s Roots and more). He is currently working at another acting school and directing a fascinating documentary about a tragic miscarriage of justice within the Spanish legal system. We’re sorry about the audio impurities that we had in this one. Enjoy!

#015

In this episode I interview Mike Schmitz! Mike is a fellow colleague of mine who co-hosts two Podcasts at the moment, one being Bookworm with Joe Buhlig and The Free Agents with David Sparks. He is an author as well, his book “Thou Shalt Hustle” is an excellent example of what content he focuses on as a producer and reader. Definitely one of the best conversations we’ve had on KWC lately. Enjoy!

#014

In this episode I interview Zain Jan! First of all, Zain is my friend and one of the first guest speakers to be featured on the KWC Podcast.
A lot has happened in the past 12 months since he was on the show.
We are focusing on communication in general, and how important it is for the success of everything, and everyone around us. Hope you agree. Enjoy!

#013

In this episode I interview Orest Byskosh! This is a very successful and smart young man who is a college drop-out, but has been working in the Crypto/Blockchain inudstry for the past 5 years, currently being employed by Ausum Ventures. He is going to help you understand the basics of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies, talk about his career, and hopefully inspire more of you to follow his path. Enjoy!

#012

In this episode I interview Dr. Andy Galpin. Andy has a Masters degree in Human Movement Sciences, and Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics. A professor of Kinesiology at the Center for Sport Performance at CSU, he is also the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Lab. In addition, he is the co-author of UNPLUGGED with Brian Mackenzie and Phil White, and co-hosts the Body of Knowledge podcast. Enjoy!

#011

In this episode I interview Nathan Ogden! A very special individual, introduced to us through our mutual friend and former guest Devin Thorpe; Nathan truly represents perseverance. He has a unique life story to share with us, battling through the toughest of injuries and surviving, as a real hero of our time. Enjoy!

#010

In this episode I interview Christopher Stare! The last one in our series of guests from the Libertarian party, he is a candidate for the California State Assembly representing District 51, running in the General elections on November 6.. He has a PhD in Cognition and Neural Systems from the University of Arizona, and has done research on the biological bases of learning, memory, and sleep. Enjoy!

#009

In this episode I interview Honor (Mimi) Robson. She is a Civil Engineer, with the majority of her projects revolving around repairing and reinforcing commercial buildings, that have been damaged by earthquakes, fire, wind and severe weather. She is also the Chairman of the Libertarian Party and was running as a candidate for the 70th District State Assembly. Enjoy!

#008

In this episode I interview Devin Thorpe! He really is deeply optimistic, he is an author, educator and speaker, who calls himself a “Champion of Social Good”. His experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and mortgage broker earned him a keynote speech at the United Nations. His books on using money for good, personal finance, crowdfunding and corporate social responsibility were read over 1 million times, while his YouTube channel has over 1000 videos. Enjoy!

#007

In this episode I interview Zoltan Istvan, who is a Libertarian futurist, journalist, transhumanist and a political activist. He was a reporter and writer for the National Geographic Channel, Wired, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, his writings and ideas have appeared on Yahoo News, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Beast and other media sites. He was a candidate in the 2018 California gubernatorial elections, and the US Presidential elections of 2016, as a member of the Libertarian Party. A great man, and a great mind. Enjoy!

#006

In this episode I interview a very experienced and successful stand up comedian Johnny Beehner. He has made his network television debut as one of the last comedians to appear on the “Late Show“ with David Letterman. He has made numerous appearances on FOX’s “Laughs” television show, on AXS tv’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” and on XM/Sirius Satellite radio. A father of two, he really is an awesome guy. Enjoy!

#005

In this episode I interview Nick Jovicic, a very interesting and successful young man. He has lived on 3 continents, studies machine engineering and has worked in the automotive industry. He has some great start-up ideas and cool engineering facts to share. We are sorry about the audio issues that we had with this one, hope you still enjoy it and this will be taken care of in the future. Enjoy!

#004

In this episode I interview legendary solar entrepreneur Aaron Katz. Aaron has founded 3 solar companies and is currently the CEO of Sungrade Solar. With 9 years of experience in the turbulent residential solar industry Aaron has unique insight that is valuable for entrepreneurs at any stage of their career. Enjoy!

#003

In this episode I interview Zain Jan! Featured in the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, Zain has achieved remarkable success for his young age. I ask him about his college experience and what it took to get him to where he is today. Enjoy!

#002

In this episode I interview a close friend and colleague Andrew Zambetti. He is currently the senior sales manager of Sungrade Solar overseeing the development of 4 sales offices and 65 salespeople around California. I start my professional interviewing career by asking him about his unique college experience. Enjoy!

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