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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In this episode I interview Brett Jones! Brett is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from High Point University, a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). With over twenty years of experience, Brett is now the Director of Education and Trainer at StrongFirst, as well as an author at their official website and blog. We talk about training in general, about rest as the single most abused training variable, and of course about kettlebell training, as I am looking to implement this in my training routine as soon as possible. Enjoy!
– 00:30 – Brett’s personal introduction
– 02:30 – How his interest for fitness came along
– 04:30 – Talking about the kettlebell, how and where it came to be
– 06:10 – How and when did Brett fully commit to this job
– 07:50 – Talking about Brett’s initial sedentary lifestyle
– 10:50 – What is the baseline activity we were supposed to have as humans ?
– 16:15 – Talking about the clients that are looking to work out with kettlebells
– 18:20 – Things to be aware of as a beginner at kettlebells
– 21:35 – The value of rest, as the single most abused training variable
– 28:35 – Balance in training, and Brett’s current training
– 37:15 – The ‘What the heck’ training effect
– 39:15 – Where to begin content-wise, and regarding Strongfirst as a community in general
– 41:40 – A little bit more about equipment, and where to get it from
– 43:30 – A message to the listeners from Brett, and where to find him
Find more about Brett at their official website here.
In this episode I interview Alex J. O’Connor! Alex is a very smart, young YouTuber, a writer and a Podcast host. His channel called the ‘CosmicSkeptic’ is “a place where you can find various discussions of philosophical topics ranging from the crucially important to the trivially interesting”. He is an advocate of free speech in general, an atheist and a vegan as well. We talk about the last two in depth during this Episode, as Alex explains how, when and why he started caring for the lives of animals, eating animals as an underestimated global issue, as well as if the world can survive without eating animals at all. We also talk about how he became an atheist, and everything that the therm exactly means. If you are interested in hearing more, please follow Alex and his work, links are given below. Enjoy!
– 00:40 – Talking about Alex’s passion for justice, animals, free speech
– 01:55 – Alex explaining him being vegan, how this began and why
– 09:40 – Killing animals, breeding them to be killed and eaten, and talking about why this is wrong
– 17:30 – Everybody has the ability to act upon their compulsions
– 20:20 – Can the whole world go vegan ?
– 29:35 – The principal of minimizing unnecessary suffering, using technology
– 32:45 – How Alex ‘debunked’ religion in his life, and started being an atheist
– 37:25 – Talking about the similarities between religions
– 40:25 – What caused people to find answers in religion, in time
– 42:00 – A conversation about considering our world being a part of a simulation
– 50:00 – Where Alex sees himself in 2020
– 52:50 – Where to find him and his content on the internet
In this episode I interview Akshay Nanavati! Akshay is a US Marine veteran, he is a speaker as well as an adventurer, entrepreneur and author. His book called “Fearvana” (Fear + Nirvana) has received a lot of great endorsements from people like: the Dalai Lama, Seth Godin, Jack Canfield. He has risen above some really difficult and traumatizing life experiences, which he mentions during this Episode, that really make him a great writer to go to, if searching for life-health books to read like this one. The sales of his book support a lot of charity organizations, so we highly recommend you check it out immediately. We also spoke about spending time in the dark, and how that reflects on your mindset. A great experience for me, and hopefully for all of you. Enjoy!
– 00:20 – Akshay’s introduction
– 03:00 – How did Akshay identify the roots of his negative feelings
– 05:50 – Finding he consistence of happiness in life
– 10:10 – The tipping point, the moment of realization for Akshay
– 12:45 – The very first step, into self development
– 17:15 – Coming up with the word “Fearvana”
– 18:00 – Defining the word, and how and when to use it
– 23:45 – Talking about how the Dalai Lama got Akshay’s book into his hands
– 28:20 – What Akshay is doing business-wise right now
– 31:35 – Sharing advises to people who need it, on branding and preparing the market for your product
– 35:40 – Talking about adventures Akshay looks at, currently
– 37:15 – How and where to support Akshay’s work
– 38:50 – Talking about ‘Darkness Retreats’, and being alone in pitch darkness for a long time
– 43:25 – Emotions when he saw the light again after 7 days of darkness
– 47:25 – Akshay’s personal outro
Find more about Akshay here.
In this episode I interview Dr. Michael Short! Michael is originally from Boston, and works currently as the Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, with more than 15 years of research experience in the field of nuclear materials, microstructural characterization, and alloy development. As an expert in the fields of micro-/nano scale characterization, multi physics modeling & simulation, Michael answers all of my questions regarding nuclear in general.
We talk about the real and fake dangers of nuclear energy, it’s relation to solar, how complicated it is to start a company in this industry nowadays, why the government hasn’t shown much interest in this field, and much more. Thank you Michael for your time, this was a great experience, and to everyone who is interested in this field as much as I am, be sure to check out MIT’s online ‘MOOC’ crash courses on nuclear science FOR FREE, because knowledge is for everyone and meant to be free. Enjoy!
– 00:15 – Michael’s bio and personal introduction
– 01:20 – Talking about his interest in nuclear science, and how it came to be
– 02:45 – Changes in nuclear sciences, in the 21st Century
– 05:25 – Why the government maybe isn’t interested in nuclear
– 09:35 – Nuclear dangers getting attention, only when things go wrong
– 12:10 – Why nuclear isn’t more talked about today, although it’s becoming more and more the obvious choice
– 18:20 – Talking about the developments in the 21st Century, that changed the future for thinking nuclear
– 21:05 – Explaining generation 4 nuclear, and why that is good/better
– 23:10 – Talking about how to purchase materials, used for nuclear technologies
– 25:40 – What to do with nuclear waste, and can they be recycled
– 30:10 – Talking about the potential competition, in nuclear technology in the future
– 34:15 – Are there any other major benefits to nuclear
– 38:50 – Why should people be interested in pursuing nuclear for their career
– 42:00 – What other fields of science are involved with nuclear, that people haven’t heard about
– 48:00 – A free MOOC course by MIT on everything that nuclear is, and other sources for all listeners
– 52:50 – Michael’s outro speech for the listeners
You can find all of the MIT’s MOOC courses, for FREE on this link here.
In this episode I interview Paul Selig! Paul was born in New York City, where he attended the “New York University”. After this, he received his master’s degree from “Yale University”. A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant, and after that Paul presents himself as a medium for channeling, a psychic, energy healer, teacher and author. He is the author of five channeled books including his newest “Beyond the Known: Realization” completely audio transcribed from his channeling sessions, with almost no editing at all! Paul is considered one of the foremost contributors to the field of channeled literature working today. He organizes these channeled workshops internationally all year long, and records live streaming sessions once a week, as well. A great, fun individual, very open about his work and even with my skepticism, I had an amazing time talking to him. Enjoy!
– 00:15 – Paul’s introduction
– 02:10 – Defining “channeling” from Paul’s perspective
– 05:40 – How to differentiate an internal thought from a channeling thought
– 11:45 – Talking about rituals Paul uses for preparation
– 16:30 – If channeling is a skill set or just something that happens to people
– 23:10 – Talking about the unknown origin and materialization of channeling
– 27:55 – An introduction to his latest book “Beyond the Known: Realization”
– 37:40 – Explaining Paul’s representation of high and low frequencies that surround us, in detail
– 42:55 – Talking about the progress of Paul’s work, and what it can become in the future
– 46:50 – Why are we on this world, and what we are here to do
– 49:15 – Where to find Paul, and what happens in his workshops
– 52:35 – Paul’s final words for the audience
Click here to learn more about Paul, and look for his book on our Book Club webpage!
In this episode I interview Scott Adams! Scott is probably best known for creating “Dilbert”, an awesome series of cartoon strips. He has an amazing, extremely informative, self-titled periscope, where he operates as our fellow colleague and podcast host sometimes even twice a day. Here you can hear and feel his vast experience regarding hypnosis and persuasion, as well as have a nice cup of coffee! His books are probably the “crown jewels” of his work, with all of them being part of my all time favorite books, including “Win Bigly”, and “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life”, as well as his newest book which we talk about in detail during this Episode, called “Loserthink”. Thank you to Scott, it’s been a pleasure to have him and to promote ALL of his work. Enjoy!
– 01:50 – The issue of untrained brains ruining America
– 04:40 – Talking about the inspiration of Scott’s new book LOSERTHINK
– 07:30 – A little more detailed explanation of how Scott formed his personality
– 10:20 – Scott’s noticeable habits
– 12:05 – The power of repetition and progressive repetition, in persuasion
– 14:10 – Talking about the concept of LOSERTHINK and if it is taking it’s place in the real world
– 15:45 – The potential effect of the new book, on people’s lives as well as on the upcoming elections
– 21:05 – The potential effect of his books, on the educational system
– 25:25 – How does the “Golden Age” look to Scott, in the future
– 33:20 – Scott talking about how LOSERTHINK is like a ‘software update’ to communication nowadays
– 37:20 – Talking about the implementation of Scott’s principles in a small, family environment
– 39:30 – Scott’s thoughts on climate change
– 41:20 – Read Scott’s new book, and a nice goodbye
In this episode I interview A.J. Jacobs! A.J. is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. This genre is often called “immersion journalism”, or “stunt journalism”. He transferred his experiences into several books, like “Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey” and “It’s All Relative” explaining his experiments in detail. He works as an editor for “Esquire” and has worked for the “Antioch Daily Ledger” and “Entertainment Weekly”. We talk about his books, his connections with other well-known authors and producers, his new potential Podcast and share some interesting thoughts about the after-life. Hear this and much more in this (long awaited) episode! Enjoy!
– 00:15 – Both guests talking about “outsourcing your life” and individual examples of how they do it
– 06:10 – What is A.J.’s system of handling different types of information
– 09:45 – What drives A.J. to stick to his ambitions
– 16:35 – A.J. talking about him meeting Tim Ferriss
– 18:35 – How did A.J. develop his curiosity and grew his writing interests
– 20:20 – A.J. talking about reading his first book
– 21:25 – Talking about different human qualities, and seeing them while interviewing people
– 26:10 – A.J.’s interests for rituals
– 35:25 – A.J. explaining his mission to express gratitude, thanking all the people that help make his morning coffee
– 43:30 – The world is far from being black and white
– 46:25 – A.J.’s new Podcast with his friend James Altucher
– 49:50 – Talking about the show “The Good Place”
– 50:45 – What is the most ethical way to be buried ?
– 55:05 – Talking about nuclear power
– 59:05 – A.J.’s outro to the Episode and where to find him
Click here to visit A.J.’s personal website and find out more!
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.
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!
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
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
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
In this episode I interview Douglas Hanson! Douglas is an architect, and owner of “Hanson LA”, an architectural company which has been a part of some 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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!