The Elev8 Podcast
By THE ELEV8 PODCAST
A podcast focused on talking to people who bring their expertise into the worlds of Business, Marketing, and Politics. Hosted by Josh Udall and Dalton Parker who bring their own flair to the conversation to get the insights you want.
How to Handle the Polarisation of Society
Dalton is back from vacation and as spicy as ever. Has World War 3 already started? Are we all getting cancelled? Will Trump win again? In these uncertain times we set out to find some answers. Can we find a solution or will Cancel Culture get to us first? Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 President Xi has Enough of Trudeau - 15:30 Is World War 3 around the corner? - 25:45 Cancelling The World - 33:20 Fentanyl Crisis - 59:00 Trump Announces Presidency Run- 1:05:50 Has Wokeness gone too Far - 1:15:50
November 21, 2022
I Can’t Believe You Fully Trust The Government?!
This week's episode we have a long time friend and Hedge Fund Manager Emmanuel Simmonds, joining Josh in a heated debate about the Canadian government and the results of the US Midterm elections. We find out what really happened to FTX, and how it affects Tom Brady of all people. Rounding out the episode we discuss the prevalence of racism in 2022 and the debate of free speech on Twitter. Timestamps Intro - 00:00 What happened to FTX - 06:00 Tom Brady at Financial Risk - 16:20 Do You Trust The Government - 27:00 The US Midterm Election Results are In - 45:20 Twitter & Racism in 2022 - 58:35
November 14, 2022
The Truth About Politicians and Cryptocurrencies!
In this week's episode we have returning Guests Keegan and Mrugakshee on to help discuss the current state of Cryptocurrencies, and the possible new gold standard funding China's up and coming CBDC. We touch on malicious politicians, inflation, Twitter, and the inevitable 4th turning. Is the world ready for what comes next? Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 Crypto drama with FTX - 02:10 Bitcoin Becoming The New Gold Standard - 15:30 Russia & China Stockpiling Gold - 23:05 Are Politicians Malicious or Incompitent? - 27:20 Diesel Shortages in US - 1:08:10 Twitter & Censorship - 1:17:20 The Issues with Taxes - 1:47:30 The New Possibilities of Bitcoin - 1:54:50
November 07, 2022
Spooky Stories and Conspiracy Theories
Happy Halloween! Today we take a break from the usual for this themed episode. The crew talks about spooky stories that have happened to them directly, weird things that have taken place within haunted buildings in Halifax, and we dive head first into conspiracy theories about if the Titanic really sank or was it its sister ship instead? Elev8 Stickers https://store.elev8podcast.ca/product-category/stickers/ Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 02:45 - Scary Stories from Halifax 17:30 - Did The Titanic Sink or was it The Olympic? 25:50 - Xi Jinping Vows for World Dominance 31:05 - The Devils Hole 42:30 - AOC’s Base Turns
October 31, 2022
Are We Living In A Simulation?
This week we discuss the latest global escalation in war as Biden orders Americans to quit their jobs in the semiconductor sector in China as President Xi targets Taiwan for Annexation next. The crew then takes a more light hearted turn as we discuss simulation theory, wondering if we’re living one large video game and of course we dive head first into local Halifax Twitter drama! Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 Two Front War - 05:30 Are we in a Simulation? - 30:25 Halifax Men get Dunked On - 49:25 When Donating Bodies to Science goes wrong - 57:30 Tim Bousquet & Senior discounts - 1:04:25
October 24, 2022
ArriveCan's $54 Million Price Tag: Why did it cost so much?!
This week we discuss how a tech hackathon exposed how the ArriveCan app seemed to be nothing more than a money pit for government spending, a creative way to save for important things in our lives, and lastly we talk how we may be seeing the significant decline of our once mighty economy and what that means for us here and now. As a bonus we also address the controversy that officially came out about the Pfizer vaccine and how different parts of Canada are reacting to the news. Buy Elev8 Stickers: https://store.elev8podcast.ca/ Listen to full audio podcast on your preferred platform below: https://anchor.fm/elev8podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elev8podcast Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 Real Estate Investment Strategy - 7:30 ArriveCan's $54M Price Tag - 12:25 Is Western Civilization falling apart? - 24:10 Premier Danielle Smith sparks controversy - 42:55 Did John McAfee predict the future? - 51:05
October 17, 2022
Did China just Invade Canada?
As international tensions rise so does the increase of interesting stories coming to the shores of our country here in Canada. We chat about China operating 3 different police stations in Toronto, the Digital Yuan being rolled out for mass adoption across China, and the ramifications that will have for CBDC’s (Central Bank Digital Currency) in the west. Lastly we talk about political tensions rising in Canada between the Left/Right, and of course we get into the annual controversy of Dalhousie HoCo as we get perspective from someone on the ground who experienced it from start to finish. There’s a lot to get into and we’re happy to have you! BUY Elev8 Stickers https://store.elev8podcast.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elev8podcast Timestamps: Intro & Dalhousie HOCO - 00:00 China Policing Overseas - 20:45 The Digital Yuan for Mass Adoption - 26:45 Expiring money - 30:45 Canadian CBDC - 38:20 Identity politics - 45:20 Canada negotiating with the Taliban - 1:09:30
October 10, 2022
World War 3 May Have Begun
Big things have taken place this week! First we talk the clean up and rebuild post Hurricane Fiona hitting Atlantic Canada, and our government's response to it. We address Italy electing a nationalist leader, the destruction of the Nord Stream Pipeline in the Baltic Sea, and lastly we chat the province of Alberta demanding the RCMP ignore the Trudeau government's gun ban. There is so much going on internationally, but as well as here within our own border in Canada, and we cover it all! Buy Elev8 Stickers: https://store.elev8podcast.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elev8podcast Intro and Hurricane Fiona Retrospective - 00:00 Fisheries & Oceans - 13:10 The new Dahmer Netflix show - 19:10 Did Italy just elect a Far Right Extremist? - 25:15 Was Destruction of the Nord Stream Pipeline Deliberate? - 36:00 Alberta ignores Gun regulations - 49:30 Amazons new robot assistant - 1:10:00
October 03, 2022
Why are People so PETTY?!
To our fellow maritimers we hope you are safe and the Hurricane didn’t leave you stranded! This week we talk a myriad of random topics. We discuss fighters raging against UFC sponsors for not getting paid enough, political disagreements leading to serious violence in the streets, people being upset for Trudeau singing, and lastly we address how fake news is being spread via TikTok and how to combat against it. Pettiness is everywhere and we address it all this week. Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 UFC Sponsor Mess - 17:37 Murder based on political beliefs - 31:30 Fake News on TikTok - 46:47 Trudeau Singing- 1:00:15 The End of ArriveCan - 1:06:00 Hocus Pocus is Garbage - 1:09:10
September 26, 2022
Could Centralized Systems be our Demise?
This week we discuss various locations around the world where energy companies have override their customers thermostats during "emergency circumstances" to save power. We talk what happened, the intricacies of the reason behind the move, and what that could mean for us here in Canada/Nova Scotia. Lastly we discuss the new leader if the Conservative party for our wild card segment and what that could mean for our country's political discourse over the next 3 years. Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 Switzerland considers jailing people over power - 9:35 Thermostats being controlled remotely - 34:25 Not allowed to charge electric vehicles - 40:05 Ikea is off the grid - 48:05 New Conservative party leader - 01:01:15
September 19, 2022
The Mysterious Rise of EVERYTHING
The start of the show takes an interesting turn as we talk about old Nova Scotian tales, ghost stories, and UFO sightings in the province. But eventually we get back on track and talk consumer prices increasing on housing, food, electricity and other every day things. We discuss the result of these issues as we see an increase in crime, inflamed political rhetoric, and what this could mean for our day to day lives with the increase of interest rates as well. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elev8podcast Visit our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6fbbob-4N9Nq2bZjhGm6Q?sub_confirmation=1 Chapters: Intro – 00:00 Hauntings, UFO, and Conspiracy Theories – 05:20 Saskatchewan murders – 22:45 Biden's speech – 45:25 Inflation felt at the Grocery Store - 52:25 NS Power Increase – 1:03:45
September 12, 2022
The Highway Blockades of 2021: What Happened and What Went Wrong
Happy Labor Day! And we are here to bring you a blast from the past. With the crew taking a week off we bring you an interesting interview we did with MLA Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin about the highway blockades from last year (https://globalnews.ca/news/7977126/smith-mccrossin-booted-from-caucus/). Yes you read that right. We talk about her start in entrepreneurship, how it kick started her passion for politics, and of course we talk about the controversial highway blockade from June of last year. Additionally she addresses her departure from the Conservative party, and receiving the cold shoulder from then Premier Iain Rankin at the height of the political tension. Listen to full audio podcast on your preferred platform below: https://anchor.fm/elev8podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elev8podcast Visit our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa6fbbob-4N9Nq2bZjhGm6Q?sub_confirmation=1 Chapters: Intro - 0:00 Elizabeth’s Upbringing - 3:55 Why Elizabeth Worked in the States - 6:15 How Elizabeth got started in Entrepreneurship - 8:20 Summary of the Highway Blockade Issue - 15:10 Elizabeth talks the Highway Blockades - 16:55
September 05, 2022
Is Big Trouble Coming to Canadian Farmers?
The Canadian government have been stepping up their enforcement of limiting emissions, and have started measuring nitrogen levels on farm lands without the approval of the owners. The Saskatchewan government has taken exception and warned federal agents that they must stop. Additionally we talk massive corporations buying up more real estate, Bank of Canada gaslighting Canadians about inflation, and the province of Ontario implementing crypto limits to “protect” the investor. There’s a lot of info we have loaded to chat about and we’re happy to have you! Listen to full audio podcast on your preferred platform below: https://anchor.fm/elev8podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elev8podcast Chapters: Blackstone $50B Real Estate Fund - 4:55 Saskatchewan issues warning for federal employees - 16:45 Bank of Canada gaslights Canadians about Inflation - 37:05 Ontario imposes crypto limits - 46:10 Assassination attempt gone wrong? - 53:05 Dan Price Allegations - 59:00
August 29, 2022
Stick it to the Man: How to Successfully Self-Publish a Book
This week our theme is Betting on yourself as we sit down with Katie Feltmate, Author of “Love in the Age of Quarantine”! We discuss her journey in writing the book, what it took to publish it on her own, streams of income she’s looking to establish, and her goal of retiring as early as possible. Additionally, we discuss the impending Chinese Housing Crash, how that may affect us here in North America and lastly we chat the theory of if the internet really is dead? Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Katie Feltmate & Self Publishing - 6:10 Dead Internet Theory - 47:05 Chinese Economic Crash - 57:05
August 22, 2022
Is there a Fix for Healthcare?
We can all see what the issues are in our healthcare system whether it be long wait times at the hospital, lack of family care physicians, ambulance shortages and so on. This week we bring on Reg Manzer who worked in Healthcare for 5 years and who challenges Josh & Dalton on what they believe the solution could be. We talk a variety of issues that affect Canadians, Nova Scotians, as well as Haligonians. We even expose Reg to his first experience of consuming Alex Jones’ content, and chat the FBI raid on Mar-a-lago just for kicks. It’s a loaded 2 hour episode full of great debate, ideas, and laughs. Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Healthcare problems - 06:00 How much would you pay in taxes? - 29:00 Trains in the HRM - 38:50 Affordable housing - 56:00 Global Shapers Community 1:14:10 Alex Jones - 1:30:00 Trump gets raided 1:40:25 TikTok and Children on social media 1:45:05
August 15, 2022
World War 3: Is it Really Happening?!
Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just trigger potential World War 3 with China and Russia?! What a wild week of stuff to catch up on including into Israel limiting fiat currency in favour of digital, Robinhood being the latest major tech company to layoff employees, and is PEI re-establishing their Covid provincial borders? We know this week’s list of topics is on the heavier side so we were sure to complete the show on a lighter note. Sources Used: PEI Re-Establishing Provincial Borders? https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMNbeVSwG/?k=1 Israel Begins to Curb Cash? https://cointelegraph.com/news/israel-puts-the-brakes-on-cash-to-spur-digital-payments Pelosi goes to Taiwan https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/nancy-pelosi-taiwan-visit-china-us-tensions https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2022-08-03/china-signals-plan-to-launch-missiles-over-taiwan-in-a-dramatic-troubling-escalation John Kirby - National Security Spokesperson says: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/kirby-says-u-s-doesnt-support-taiwan-independence-as-china-threatens-pelosi-ahead-of-expected-taiwan-trip/ https://twitter.com/dailycaller/status/1554168193580670979?s=21&t=JBoIaoJlljo0Y_p6vELxlA Russia vows to fight with China https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/russia-vows-fight-china-goes-27645930 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-elev8-podcast Chapters: Intro - 00:00 PEI Re-Establishing COVID Borders? - 5:00 Robinhood layoffs - 10:10 Israel puts the breaks on cash - 28:50 Pelosi in Taiwan - 34:50 TikToks that made us laugh - 49:40
August 08, 2022
Are We in a Recession?
As the events around the world continue to roll out we provide a Market Update in terms of what’s going on with Real Estate, and global financial markets. We additionally chat about the Biden administration denying the reality of us being in a recession, huge layoffs in tech, politicians twerking for re-election, and we debate the age ole question of “Should you tip?”. We hope you enjoy your beautiful August long weekend as you listen to us on the way to your destination! Articles for Reference Market Update - General and Real Estate https://thoughtleadership.rbc.com/downgrading-our-forecast-for-canadas-housing-market/ Shopify Layoffs https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMN4Dk88w/?k=1 Tiara Mack running for re-election as a State Senator in Rhode Island https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMN4DWeNX/?k=1 https://twitter.com/MackDistrict6/status/1545027199337742337 Biden Denies the Recession https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/27/business/biden-recession-us-economy.html Chapters Intro - 00:00 Market update - 10:07 Shopify layoffs - 24:00 #TwerkForRe-Election - 35:06 Biden Insists there is no recession - 40:28 Tipping culture in delivery apps - 50:20 Neema Nav's Comedy Tour - 56:15
August 01, 2022
Canada: The Story of a Corporate Takeover
This week we chat the government pulling strings with Irving to crash the independent fisheries market, The Spouse’s of Politicians making big money, and the craziness happening in the Farming Industry in the Netherlands but as well back home here in Canada. There’s a lot of weird news going on and we aim to cover all of it this week! Articles Cited: 1. Wastewater leaks into Halifax Harbour; water utility urges against swimming https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/wastewater-leaks-into-halifax-harbour-water-utility-urges-against-swimming-1.5993920 2. Nancy Pelosi’s husband buys millions worth of Nvidia stock ahead of chip-manufacturing bill vote https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nancy-pelosis-husband-buys-millions-worth-of-nvidia-stock-ahead-of-chip-manufacturing-bill-vote-11658179117 3. Irving Sells Shelburne Ship Repair to Mersey Seafoods https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/irving-sells-shelburne-ship-repair-to-mersey-seafoods-1.6380310 4. Dutch Farmers Protest https://www.grid.news/story/global/2022/07/08/world-in-photos-why-farmers-in-the-netherlands-are-trying-to-shut-the-country-down/ https://twitter.com/therealkeean/status/1543300949870927873?s=21&t=ZdH3ooZjjTIj3rLhiM6EYw 5. Canada to reduce farm emissions https://farmersforum.com/trudeau-libs-ok-with-voluntary-fertilizer-cuts-conservative-ag-critic-doesnt-believe-it/ https://farmersforum.com/as-dutch-farmers-make-headlines-ofa-very-concerned-over-trudeau-govts-proposed-absolute-fertilizer-emissions-cut/ https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2022/04/04/farmers-can-now-guide-government-how-to-reduce-fertilizer-emissions.html Intro - 00:00 Waste water leaks - 17:25 Nancy Pelosi’s Husband makes big Deals - 22:25 Irving Sells ship repair Business - 31:00 Dutch farmers protest - 39:40 Andrew Schulz on Andrew Tate - 56:38
July 25, 2022
Should You Pay Off Your House or Invest in a Mortgage?
This week we chat if it’s best to pay off your house completely, or to use the equity in it to create more wealth elsewhere. Additionally we get into the Rogers outage that happened a couple weeks ago, what it means for Canadians, the list of those without a doctor in Nova Scotia has grown to 100k and so much more. Fact Check: In regards to Dalton's statement to end the show, the Liberal Government DID NOT put pressure on Irving to purchase fisheries in Nova Scotia. Rather the Liberal Government put pressure on Irving Oil to sell off specific assets in order to collapse the Fisheries market in Nova Scotia. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-elev8-podcast Intro - 00:00 Listener questions - 07:13 Rogers outage - 17:55 100,000 Nova Scotians without family doctor - 30:15 Justin Trudeau Heckled - 40:26
July 18, 2022
Cancel Culture: Is It Good for Us?
We got a loaded episode for you this week! We talk the friction between those who prefer to Celebrate Canada Day and those who want it cancelled, the sentencing of Ghislaine Maxwell, the Nova Scotia Tattoo parting ways with one of their partners in unceremonious fashion, and so much more. This week we brought the spice and we hope you brought the milk. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-elev8-podcast Intro - 00:00 Did you Celebrate Canada Day? - 12:23 Dublin/Chebucto Park Residents will being Evicted - 26:00 Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo ends partnership with Valour Maritime Society - 34:25 Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years - 43:33
July 11, 2022
We Are Canadian and These Are OUR Problems
We hope you had a fantastic Canada Day Weekend! In this week's episode we chat about shortcomings in the healthcare system, Trudeau putting pressure on the Mass Shooting inquiry, Halifax voting in favour of Universal Basic Income, and big moves for the province of Nova Scotia as they aim to help out small businesses. There’s a lot to get into and we’re grateful to have you with us! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-elev8-podcast Intro - 00:00 Trudeau Pressures RCMP Commissioner - 19:45 HRM push for universal basic income - 32:05 Loyal program for Nova Scotia - 45:32 Trump and January 6th - 49:00
July 04, 2022
Government Internet Censorship is Here
A LOT of crazy news hit us this past week. One of the big pieces of news was that Bill C-11 is 95% the way of being passed into law. We address what the bill is, the core issues we find with it, what it means for Canadians, and how it will affect Canadian content creators moving forward. Additionally we talk the Non-Profit sector stepping up to help with affordable housing, housing market updates, and AI sentience officially going main stream. This week is spicy ride an we’re happy to have you join us! Bill C-11 https://www.parl.ca/legisinfo/en/bill/44-1/c-11 Our Socials https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-elev8-podcast Intro - 00:00 Bill C-11 - 13:20 Non for profit housing - 36:00 House pricing will not going down - 45:42 Weird Tik Toks & AI Sentience - 47:40
June 27, 2022
Dude…You’re a DIABETIC!
We are so happy to have The Way of the Road crew on with us this week. We talk about what got them started, the risky stunts they've pulled for social media, the hate they receive and so much more. It’s a much less serious episode full of hilarity because the crew brought the humour with them to the studio this week. The Way of the Road https://linktr.ee/Wayoftheroad Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elev8podcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-elev8-podcast Intro - 00:00 Being influencers in Nova Scotia - 04:52 Doughnuts and Diabetes - 30:45 Wannabe Nelk boys - 44:41
June 20, 2022
The Recession is Here - Are you Prepared?
A lot of talk concerning recession has been floating around for awhile now. This week Josh & Dalton did some digging, tapped into their network and brought together some key takeaways that their mentors have given them of how to be successful through a major recession. The crew did the work, and we hope that what they’ve learned can be of help to you as we navigate some choppy economic waters moving forward. Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 Inflation and the coming recession - 11:48 How to prepare for an economic downturn - 31:18 How to benefit in an economic downturn - 41:26 PvP - 56:14
June 13, 2022
How Corporations Abuse Loopholes to Make Money
This week we are joined by CEO of Cronk Nutrients, Cortland Cronk. We discuss corruption of the telecommunications industry in Canada, the ways Irving Oil has a strangle hold on the Provincial Economy in New Brunswick, and more drama coming out of the Real Estate industry in Nova Scotia. Additionally we talk how someone navigates a business during a recession. Connect with Cronk Nutrients https://www.cronknutrients.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cronknutrients/ Intro - 00:00 Telecommunication Duopoly - 8:44 Real Estate talk - 18:42 What are the Irvings doing? - 40:38 The Potential of St. John and Pierre Poilievre - 44:46 Twitter, Elon musk, and Johnny Depp - 57:10 Final thoughts - 1:07:09
June 06, 2022
Current Mood: WORLD DOMINATION!
It’s conference season y’all! Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeCon had a successful week, Klaus Scwab’s WEF conference was met with resistance, and our Real Estate market is beginning to soften here in Canada. As usual, your boy’s have something to say about all of it. Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 Market is softening - 03:55 World Economic Form convention - 20:57 Alex Jones and shocking truths - 38:23 Greta Tunnberg without context - 44:50 Thoughts on cyclists - 54:00
May 30, 2022
You Converted 95% of your Money into Bitcoin?!
This week we had the privilege of having the hosts of the Go Full Crypto Podcast Keegan and Mrugakshee on with us. They are a unique couple who decided to turn 95% of their cash assets into Bitcoin and live strictly off of Crypto currency. We go deep into their story, what inspired that journey, and how the regular person can educate themselves and get started in Bitcoin. It’s an hour full of great insight and we’re sure you’ll get great value from it. The Go Full Crypto Podcast with Mrugakshee and Keegan Episode #1780 with Naajid Nawaz from the JRE Podcast Intro - 00:00 What does Going Full Crypto look like? - 02:04 Why invest in crypto? - 18:00 Why Bitcoin? - 29:22 Is your money really yours? - 33:24 XRP & Ripple Labs - 48:31 CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currency) - 58:50
May 23, 2022
Is this the End of the World?
What a title to wake up to eh?! This was definitely one of our heavier episodes to date. We start off light talking about the possibility of a Canadian Digital Currency coming, then jump into the chaos ensuing across the continent regarding Roe v Wade, what happened to the stock/crypto markets taking a nose dive, science predicting the end of the world, and lastly a damning statement that came out during the Mass Casualty Commission where the RCMP openly admitted to not "thinking of" putting out a province wide alert during the Portapique shooting 2 years ago. This episode is not for the faint of heart but we're happy to have you if you choose to listen this morning! Have your voice Heard! https://forms.gle/bSU2mzt6YJZWRo4QA Intro - 00:00 Canadian Federal Digital Currency - 02:50 Roe v Wade - 11:22 Markets Collapsing - 18:28 Is this the End of the World? - 32:30 Mass Casualty Commission - 46:15
May 16, 2022
No Josh? No Problem.
This week we are without co-host Josh but Producer Philip fills in nicely for him! Today we jump into listener questions about businesses, We discuss Economic Hitmen, and AI becoming more autonomous in a spooky way. We're happy to have you with us again! Have Your Voice Heard! https://forms.gle/VubM7uvLuMSkoBwX9 Join the Discord! https://discord.gg/ECSbv5nR Intro and Q&A - 00:00 What are economic Hitmen? - 19:00 Has AI gone too far? - 39:35
May 09, 2022
What Kind of Business Do I Start!?
This week we discuss a popular question we’ve received from our listeners of “How do I build a business?”. And to go deeper on that we discuss the question of “how do I know what business I want to start?”. Some very legitimate questions! We go into details of business ideas to think of, how to execute, and where to go for additional help. Additionally we discuss the huge face plant of CNN+ and the next big business moves we expect from Elon Musk. We hope this week’s episode brings you incredible value this week. Click here Submit your comments and questions to the show! Click Here to Join our Discord! Intro & Advice - 00:00 Entrepreneur Josh Richards - 21:38 Two Young entrepreneurs - 26:12 CNN+ Disaster - 30:30 Elon Musk Purchases Twitter - 38:20 Pierre Poilievre goes wild - 52:06
May 02, 2022
This week we chat how the Floridian government took a stand by ending Disney's Tax privileges, Netflix stock taking a nose dive after losing 200k subscribers, and the H3 Podcast getting cancelled...and for what reason we do not know. Happy Monday y'all! Have your Voice Heard: https://forms.gle/zWyp33HXYsfYiHJg9 Intro - 00:00 Florida Ends Disney’s tax privileges - 06:30 Netflix loses 200,000 subscribers - 21:15 The H3 Podcast gets cancelled - 37:15 Elon Musk secures 46 Billion dollars - 53:54
April 25, 2022
You've Been Banned
Happy Easter! This week we talk the Canadian Government banning foreign home buyers, the Nova Scotia provincial government increasing tax on out of province home owners, realtor.ca introducing a pilot project for open bidding, and for our wildcard segment we discuss Hasbulla doing his first interview. It's a packed episode and we are happy to have you! Intro - 00:00 Canada banning foreign home buyers - 07:10 Non-resident deed transfer tax - 31:25 Canada to introduce Open bidding - 47:37 Hasbulla's interview with Barstool 56:10
April 18, 2022
Entitled Millennials & Big Billionaires
This week we talk Real Estate companies going out of business, rich people sneering at an “entitled generation”, and billionaires buying up Twitter. Timestamps: Intro - 00:00 Real estate company goes bankrupt - 18:30 Millennials are Entitled? - 31:12 Billionaire donates 99% of income - 41:00 Elon Musk Buys 9.2% of twitter stake - 45:30 The Halifax Popeyes hysteria - 54:00
April 11, 2022
Level Up your Inner Circle
This week the crew talks about creating new circles of influence as your ambitions change. Josh talks about mourning his past friendships while learning how to move on as he seeks to make his first $1M this year. Additionally we talk about the introduction of AI technology within the public sector in Australia and what the tourism industry is looking like this summer in Nova Scotia as there are 1,000 open jobs at the moment but no one to take them! Bonus content: Producer Philip walks off set mid-show? Of course not, but we had to give the people some content for this past April fools day Chapters: Intro and Q&A - 00:00 Halifax hotels are hiring - 09:15 The Big Dawgs Millionaire advise - 19:20 Australia testing facial recognition AI - 33:48
April 04, 2022
The Good, the Bad, and the Greedy
BIG NEWS out of Nova Scotia as the provincial government has made budget announcements regarding healthcare in the province. We also discuss the CEO of Emera landing $8.2M in compensation, and we alert our investor friends about new regulation coming down from the Federal government regarding real estate in the country. Kinden CPA- https://www.kindencpa.ca/ Get your accounting needs taken care of today Chapters: Intro - 00:00 NS releases capital budget - 2:20 Big Changes in Canadian real estate - 14:20 Emera president receives massive compensation - 34:30 The Harbour View Rental prices - 37:30 Global Minimum tax rate? - 42:55 Links: Nova Scotia Capital Budget https://twitter.com/tim_bousquet/status/1506652511696007178?s=21 https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20220323002 Changes coming to Real Estate in Canada https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLabq843/?k=1 Emera President receives $8.2M in compensation https://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/featured/emera-president-scott-balfour-received-8-28-million-in-compensation-in-2021/ Global minimum Tax Rate https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/11/global-minimum-tax-rate-deal-signed-countries/
March 28, 2022
Is Social Media Being Weaponized?
Social media has come to play a large role in our lives whether that building our businesses, connecting with loved ones, or passing time. With our attention on the digital world we talk how the Biden White House used influencers to spread mis-information about the current economic climate, and we explore the idea if China is using TikTok to manipulate behaviours of the west. For today's Wild Card segment we talk about Josh's hilarious insider experiences working for Sears in its last days before closing their doors. Kinden CPA- kindencpa.ca Get your accounting needs taken care of today Chapters Intro - 00:00 Biden Hiring TikTokers - 8:30 Andrew Schulz TikTok Theory - 16:25 Saudi Arabia Considers accepting Yuan for oil - 33:00 Wild Stories from Sears - 42:00 Articles Biden Hiring TikTok Stars https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10613795/Joe-Biden-deploys-teenage-TikTok-stars-blame-soaring-gas-prices-inflation-Russia.html Saudi accepting Yuan https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-considers-accepting-yuan-instead-of-dollars-for-chinese-oil-sales-11647351541 Andrew Schulz on TikTok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiuJuy_YFZM&ab_channel=LittyShorts
March 21, 2022
By 2030 You’ll Own Nothing and Be Happy
What in the world does that mean?! We look into the organization who who made that phrase famous. The World Economic Forum. We chat what their mission is, how they may be having a global impact, and what that means for us. If understanding the reason behind sky high gas prices, housing prices, and food prices are of interest to you then this week’s episode is right up your alley. Intro - 00:00 Ontario digital ID 3:20 The World Economic Forum - 11:25 The Great Reset - 14:25 Vehicle Milage Tax program - 40:40 Canadian Propaganda - 45:35 Flying Vaccinators? - 55:05 Articles and Videos Referenced Ontario Digital IDs https://www.ontario.ca/page/digital-id-ontario What is the World Economic Forum? https://www.weforum.org/about/world-economic-forum What are their plans? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rAiTDQ-NVY Predictions by the WEF by 2030 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aztvWxRKqDQ Klaus Schwab book “COVID-19: The Great Reset” https://www.amazon.ca/COVID-19-Great-Reset-Klaus-Schwab/dp/2940631123/ref=nodl_ Klaus Schwab on Penetrating Trudeau’s Cabinet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxtiD8Z6gBI&t=0s Klaus Schwab on a more Angrier world 0:00 - 1:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJTnkzl3K64 Miles Driven Pilot Program (USA) https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2021/08/11/infrastructure-package-includes-vehicle-mileage-tax-program/amp/ Military Tests Propaganda on Citizens https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/military-leaders-saw-pandemic-as-unique-opportunity-to-test-propaganda-techniques-on-canadians-forces-report-says/wcm/8d7dc4b0-cf3b-425e-ab86-a35879ff5644/amp/
March 14, 2022
Investment Opportunities, CNN, and Fraud?!
Oh man…what a week it’s been. We chat steps the Federal Reserve is looking to take on Crypto, Josh’s new NFT investment, Disney looking to build cities, and former IWK Children’s Hospital CEO Tracy Kitch being convicted of fraud by the provincial courts. Also…we roast CNN for their latest gaff on national television. Kinden CPA: kindencpa.ca Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/Q8g5Ap3Z Intro - 00:00 CNN and Ukraine - 3:50 Chair of the Federal Reserve says Crypto is not to be Tolerated! - 17:00 The Elev8 Discord - 27:55 Disney Cities? - 34:35 Weird TikTok Lives - 41:35 Former IWK CEO found guilty of fraud - 46:10 Special announcement - 1:00:05
March 07, 2022
Restrictions are being LIFTED! w/ Kris Versteeg
This week we are joined by 2-time Stanley Cup Champion Kris Versteeg to talk how he and his co-founders got their new business Klevr off the ground, and challenges they’ve faced. We also chat a little bit of hockey, but also A LOT of what has gone on in our country the past 2 years and his view point on restrictions being lifted across Canada. Klevr - www.Klevr.ai A platform that enables coaches and parents to instantly share short video clips with their athletes. Kris Versteeg - https://www.instagram.com/stigalicious/ Chapters: Intro - 00:00 Thoughts on NS Reopening - 01:25 Kris Versteeg and Klevr - 19:10 Developing Klevr - 23:15 The Klevr Annotation process - 28:15 Transitioning from pro sports to business - 32:40 Monetizing Klevr - 34:35 Do the competitive aspects of hockey translate to business - 37:05 Pro Hockey vs retirement - 39:35 Raising young athletes during a pandemic - 44:15 Experiencing the Trucker Protest - 50:55 What happens once we reopen? - 53:05 What were you not expecting after winning the Stanley Cup? - 1:00:45 Closing thoughts - 1:02:50
February 28, 2022
Proceed with Caution
Happy Family Day!...Or whatever holiday you're celebrating. On today’s episode we chat how house prices have shot up 21% in just 30 days to start the year. The possibility of QR codes being expanded by the Canadian gov’t to directly tie to government services, Snoop Dogg’s relationship with the record label Death Row and so much more. Fact Check: The Emergencies Act (Formerly ‘War Measures Act’) was enacted 3 times in our History. World War 1, FLQ Crisis 1970, Trucker Convoy 2022 Intro - 0:00 21% Real Estate Price Increase - 2:20 Big Business and Government Merger - 18:10 Open Concept Design a narrative on evolution of society? - 22:10 Super Bowl Halftime show - 29:45 Snoop Dogg buys Death Row - 35:08 QR codes good for UX Design in Canada - 48:25
February 21, 2022
A Micro-Dose of Cringe
Yeah...that term is 100% made up. Nova Scotia based hip-hop duo Atay & JAX come back on the show to chat how they’ve navigated their music careers through the pandemic, business projects they’re passionate about, and their honest take on characters like GaryVee. It was a wild time of tears, laughter, and chaos. We hope this one will give you some relief and humour to start your week! Intro - 0:00 Life During the Pandemic - 2:35 Blind React to Surprise Video - 19:00 Tinder Swindler - 24:23 Crypto and NFT Chats - 28:40 The Chaos of Social Media - 35:00 ASMR - 40:00 The Atay & JAX Concert Experience - 45:37 JAX on GaryVee - 51:50 The Bavaria FIFA Gorilla Marketing Campaign - 57:30
February 14, 2022
What’s Going on in Canada?!
This week we discuss a variety of issues going on within Canada. We talk the Nova Scotia Power Solar Fiasco, money laundering issues, drama between USA & Ukraine, and lastly as we’re sure you’re aware - we dive head first into the tension involving the Trucker Convoy in Ottawa. Intro - 0:00 NS Power Charging for Solar - 4:15 Canada Money Laundering Issues - 18:00 Tensions Mounting Between USA and Ukraine - 37:55 Canadian Trucker Convoy - 48:30
February 07, 2022
It's 2022 and I'm Starting a Business. Now what?
We're finally back! This week we discuss the logistics of getting your business off the ground. We go through how to register with the government, pit falls to watch out for when charging tax, and what kind of business you should register depending on your needs. All of that along with the discussion of the interest rate hold this past week from the Bank of Canada, and YouTubers becoming amazing business minds. Thank your patience and we're happy to be back! Intro - 0:00 Structuring a Business - 5:50 Charging HST - 16:35 Business Contracts - 21:18 Setting up Communications - 24:45 Logan Paul & KSI Prime Drink - 30:07 Hype House Chaos - 33:17 Bank of Canada Holds Interest Rate - 35:30 Mental Health Services https://mha.nshealth.ca/en https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services.html https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/police/programs-services/mental-health-crisis-support-halifax
January 31, 2022
The Season 2 FINALE
Our final episode of Season 2, and our final episode of 2021! We address audience questions, Tim Hortons, the PEI bridge, Trudeau’s “Promises” and so much more. It's a jam packed episode this week to send you off into a fantastic holiday season. Thank you for listening and we love you. We’ll be back with a brand new episode to kick-off Season 3, January 24th, 2022. Intro - 0:00 Listener Q&A - 4:20 Tim Hortons Public Hate - 20:20 Why is the PEI Bridge Privately Owned - 28:45 Trudeau Promises Clean Water in 2015 - 33:23 Halifax Real Estate Issues - 39:10 Mi’kMaw Friendship Centre Shelter Closing - 46:42 Selling Sunset Cast Privilege - 56:42 Island Boys on Impaulsive - 01:03:30 Elon Musk vs. Elizabeth Warren - 01:05:41 Season Finale Ending Remarks - 01:13:35
December 20, 2021
How Do We Navigate Big Tech & Big Government?
This week we chat Elon Musk wanting to put micro chips in our brains, Jeff Bezos listening to everything we do, and the Government raising our cost of living. We hit many hot button topics including the recent talks about a crack down on Vax Passes in Nova Scotia. If you’re interested in some spice this week then we got you covered. Correction: We wanted to issue a correction that the city of Halifax is looking to increase property taxes by 5.9%, and not the province. Additionally it has come to our attention that there hasn’t been any official conversations from the province on increasing the land transfer tax. That was hearsay and that was our mistake for putting the cart before the horse. Intro - 0:00 Pat Mcafee $30M Deal - 3:50 Devices Are Listening to Us - 14:20 Elon's Neuralink Chip Implants - 17:35 Government Spending and Inflation - 30:10 Halifax Real Estate Issues - 39:10 Vax Pass Crackdown - 47:18
December 13, 2021
Don't Judge a Product by Its Cover (The Elev8 Archive)
Due to some annoying technical issues our episode this week will be postponed until next week. But we refuse to leave you empty handed! We're bringing back an episode from earlier this year where we dive into interesting issues that affect the design community but that are also inherent to us as humans online. We ask questions like, how do you navigate the suffocating toxicity of the design community on Twitter? It's no secret that the ego of designers can be atrocious, and Josh digs into why this is the case. He addresses the negativity in the design world, where it comes from, and challenges people to look beyond the surface before they critique design work in any context. Nova Scotia Healthcare UX - 1:00 Toxicity of the Design Community - 13:30
December 06, 2021
Are You Trying To Copy "Call Her Daddy"?
The dynamic duo that makes up The Weekend Roundup, Madi & Lauryn join us in studio to talk about how they built their brand, challenges they’ve faced, how they seek to grow, and how they navigate the frequent question, “Are you trying to be ‘Call Her Daddy’?” We also get into some group discussion about The Business Insider article about Dave Portnoy, and the upcoming Ghislaine Maxwell Trial. It's a show chalk full of great content and we are happy to have you! 0:00 - Intro 2:50 - The Weekend Roundup Interview 33:40 - Dave Portnoy vs. Business Insider 40:00 - Ghislaine Maxwell Trial The Weekend Roundup Socials https://www.instagram.com/theweekendroundup/?hl=en
November 29, 2021
City Council Emails EXPOSED
The demons of summer’s past have come back to haunt those in political leadership. This week we discuss how the Coast uncovered emails of city council’s communications leading up to the removal of homeless encampments on public land back in August and it doesn’t look favourable for city councillors. We also chat how to navigate the dangerous levels of inflation in the country, and how Elon Musk takes issue with Bernie Sanders on Twitter. It’s a wild episode and we’re happy to have you! Intro - 0:00 Halifax City Council Emails - 2:20 Inflation Issues in Canada - 22:30 Elon Musk Trolls Bernie Sanders - 39:44
November 22, 2021
It's a SCAM!
This week we chat how Heat Pump theft has increased the past couple weeks, why you shouldn't feel guilty for saying no to round up for charity, Facebook "claiming" the Metaverse, and CEO of Barstool Dave Portnoy in the midst of some serious PR issues. We hope we don’t overload your brain too much as we look to give you another great hour of "Edu-tainment"! Intro - 0:00 Heat Pump Theft - 2:49 Round up for Charity - 17:00 Facebook Meta - 28:20 Dave Portnoy vs. Business Insider - 46:15
November 15, 2021
6 Billion Dollars to Save the World?
Happy time to change to all of you! We talk how a digital payment solution is coming to Halifax Transit, Elon Musk challenging the UN on World Hunger statements, The U.S. looking to tax unrealized gains, and so much more. It’s another packed episode and we hope you have a great week! Intro - 0:00 Thank you to the Indigenous Community - 3:55 Digital Payment for Halifax transit - 6:05 The UN and Elon Musk - 15:10 The U.S. Looking to Tax Unrealized Gains - 26:30 Poor Landlords - 41:26
November 08, 2021
You're Too Young to Own a House
We are joined by 21 year old Hunter Butts to discuss how he purchased a duplex in 2021, the prejudices he dealt with, and how he pulled off such an amazing feat against all odds. Additionally we also discuss the Great Resignation, Supply Chain Issues, and the U.S. government entertaining the idea of taxing unrealized gains. It's a full meal kind of episode and we're happy to have you!
November 01, 2021
Rent Control is Staying!
This week we discuss the NS Conservative government’s choice to keep temporary rent control in place until the end of 2023. Whether or not to invest in an RRSP account, Justin Trudeau’s questionable decisions, and a cautionary tale Dalton gives about the world of Crypto. It’s a loaded show and we’re grateful to have you!
October 25, 2021
I am MAN, hear me roar!
Yes, you're going to need to listen to the episode in context to understand that title. Currently we have multiple projects on the go that we can't wait to release to you but due to those other projects we weren't able to record a full episode this week. Luckily we have an episode that we recorded back in March of this year that we never released until today. We chat about Burger King's International Women's Day blunder, Gen Z trying to cancel Eminem, Bitcoin, and so much more. We're excited to release this conversation to you today! Burger King's Tweet from March 2021 https://globalnews.ca/news/7683800/burger-king-womens-day-kitchen-tweet/ Burger King Ad from 2006 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGLHlvb8skQ
October 18, 2021
How to Break the Debt Cycle
This week we tackle an issue that causes some of the most stress, fights, and mental health problems in our lives. Consumer debt. Josh & Dalton address their own issues they've had with large amounts of debt, how they conquered it, and maintained habits that have helped their net worth to grow. We hope their stories can help you on your journey! We incidentally buried the lead on you so please see time stamps below of where to pick up the episode that most suits you! Intro - 0:00 Cobequid Tolls getting Scrapped - 11:00 Mac’s Final Show with Us - 14:35 How to break the Debt Cycle - 18:30 Is Social Media Bad for Us? - 43:00
October 11, 2021
Wait. Who Runs the CRTC?!
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is the government branch of Canada who oversees and regulates the Telecom industry across the country. In this week's show we reveal some information about the agency that not everyone is aware of but we wanted to bring to light. Additionally the crew responds to criticisms about last week's show regarding the Halifax Toll Bridges, and Dalton gives an emotionally charged take on the Dalhousie Homecoming debacle. Just about everything you need for your Monday morning!
October 04, 2021
Is There A Market Collapse Brewing?
The crew dives head first into China’s largest Real Estate company Evergrande. We deliberate if the company's demise will trigger a global market collapse, what that means for everyday Canadians, and how to minimize negative impact in a financial down turn. No punches are pulled during this one, we hope to bring you a good dose of edu-tainment during the next hour.
September 27, 2021
Why are Phone Plans so Expensive?
No, it’s not just a hunch. It is statistically verified that Canada has the most expensive phone plans in the world. This week the crew talks the logistics of what keeps Canadian phone plans so high, how the big 3 worked to keep Verizon out of Canada, and what keeps the small players from having a big impact in the country. It’s a jam packed episode and we hope to bring you value over the next hour!
September 20, 2021
Renting, Roaches, and...Re-Election?
It's a JUICY episode this week. Producer Mac spills the tea on how her current landlord hid apartment Roaches from her so she would sign a lease. The crew chats the upcoming election and how each party platform could potentially affect business owners in Canada. Lastly, due to popular demand for our Wild Card segment we discuss Vax Mandates and what that could mean for Nova Scotians and Canadians at large. It's a jam packed episode and we hope to keep you locked in for the next hour!
September 13, 2021
Are You Thinking of Investing in Crypto?
We got you covered. In this week's episode the crew talks the basics of crypto, what it is, and answer questions that may help clear the air of if it's something you would want to invest in. It may not be for everybody but we hope this helps you in your journey learning about the space. Additionally we have our first Wild Card segment where we discuss the absurd Dartmouth Robbery ending in Little Albro Lake which we hope will bring some laughs. Happy Labour Day weekend to all and hope you enjoy! BitBoy Crypto - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjemQfjaXAzA-95RKoy9n_g CryptoWendy0 - https://www.youtube.com/c/CryptoWendyO Crypto Jebb - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCviqt5aaucA1jP3qFmorZLQ AltCoin Daily - https://www.youtube.com/c/AltcoinDaily
September 06, 2021
Affordable Housing and Re-Introductions
This week Dalton expands on his hot take about affordable housing in the province of Nova Scotia as the issue has only become worse since first talking on the issue in March. The crew also discusses the back tracking of OnlyFans' explicit content policy, Good Robot's Micro Influencer campaign, and we have a little surprise at the end of the show for one of our listeners.
August 30, 2021
The Art of Self Promotion
We talk the Art of Self Promotion with Toronto mortgage agent Henriques Levy. We get into how he gained his following, how he keeps them interested, and other investment tips. Henriques drops some bonus real estate knowledge on us from insight he's gained as a mortgage agent in one of the hottest real estate markets in North America. Where to find Henriques Levy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/henriques-levy-8a3131115/ TikTok: https://email@example.com?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/henriques.levy.mortgages/?ltclid=422c2fa8-34f1-4bc4-8195-499e4b6859e4 Website: https://henriqueslevy.ca/?ltclid=2164fb6c-5150-4cf3-adff-205865da6c18
August 23, 2021
What's Holding Women Back in Business?
We know the title is going to spark one of two different reactions. One being: "This is awesome! I totally relate and want to know more!" and the other: "Great...another pseudo political episode about something that may not be true." We empathize with both reactions as they are valid in their own ways. Paul does a fantastic job at addressing and navigating the tension on such a topic as we use the book he co-wrote with Holly Catalfamo ("The Invisible Rules: What's really holding women back in business - and how to fix it.") as a pre-text for this conversation. The book focuses on the perspective of 50 women in C-Level positions and we hear their story on what life was like on their way to the top. We promise that no matter where you fall on this important issue that you will leave with valuable lessons learned. Get the book in Canada: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-invisible-rules/9781988025605-item.html Get the book in the U.S.: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-invisible-rules Connect with Paul: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulharrietha/ Connect with Holly: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-catalfamo-ed-d-93b3a613/
August 16, 2021
How to Grow a Grassroots Social Media Following
In today's episode we throw you a bit of a curveball. We are joined by jazz musician and lead vocalist Lindsay Misiner who also happens to be a Marketer! We talk how she grew brand awareness for her 9 piece band the 7th Mystic, how she landed top notch shows, and key lessons learned while working at Facebook that she leveraged to help grow awareness of Lindsay Misiner and the 7th Mystic. Lindsay's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lindsaymisiner/ The 7th Mystic Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/7thmysticrevision/
August 09, 2021
How UX Can Benefit Your Marketing Strategy
Josh got his 2nd vaccine this week which forced the team to push their episode until next week. So today we are dusting off an episode from the 2017 archives when Josh interviewed Jamie Gerrard - an incredibly talented UX Strategist here in Halifax. Jamie gets into the specifics of how marketers can employ User Experience strategies to level up their game and understand their audience better.
August 02, 2021
Is the American Dream Dead?
This week we are joined by the voice of the Elev8 Podcast Lorenze Cromwell. We talk his process of writing the lyrics for the show's opening song, his view on the space race, and we delve into his profession of social work and talk some key social issues that we currently face in 2021.
July 26, 2021
The Nova Scotia Highway Blockade
We are joined by Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin. Yes you read that right. We talk about her start in entrepreneurship, how it kick started her passion for politics, and of course we talk about the controversial highway blockade from a few weeks ago and her take on the whole situation. Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaElizabeth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/novascotiaelizabeth/ Website: https://www.working4you.ca/
July 19, 2021
Trust Your Process with Louise Claire Johnson
This week we sit down with author of “Behind the Red Door” Louise Claire Johnson. We dive into her authorship process, what it was like living the jet setter life while working at Elizabeth Arden, how she’s trusted her process in order to write a successful book and the keys it takes to become a great “authorpreneur“. Coincidentally she'd probably kill us for how terrible that run-on sentence was. Everything you need to start your Monday, enjoy! Louise's Website https://louiseclairejohnson.com/ Get the Book Behind the Red Door
July 12, 2021
How to Disaster Proof Your Business
We have the pleasure of having Lance Mortlock Ernst and Young's Managing Partner of Energy to discuss his book "Disaster Proof". We talk real world scenario consequences of disasters that can affect your business, keys of how to stay on the ball, and what the next disaster he sees on the horizon. It's a discussion filled with incredible knowledge and insight, so buckle up and enjoy!
July 05, 2021
Social Media Bill C-10 - Censorship or Necessity?
Moments happen when the cross-over of business and politics is undeniable. Big events took place both provincially and federally that couldn't be ignored by the team this week. Josh & Dalton chat the Nova Scotia highway blockade protest that took place on June 23rd, the social media bill C-10 passing in Canada's parliament, and for fun we talk the crazy news that dropped about the "Call Her Daddy" podcast getting signed by Spotify to a $60m deal. Get ready and lock-in because this one is bound to be a bumpy ride! 2:00 - "Call Her Daddy" Podcast Signs with Spotify 7:35 - Nova Scotia Highway Blockade Protest 25:25 - Social Media Bill C-10
June 28, 2021
How to Craft Your Message with Kyle Racki
As the crew takes the week off we rewind the clock and bring you an interview that Josh had with Proposify Co-founder and CEO Kyle Racki back in 2017. Kyle brings great knowledge of how to properly craft a message, and how to approach your target customer base in a way that will resonate with them. Even with 4 years since the interview took place there are many universal truths and tips that can help your business today.
June 21, 2021
Is the Economy Set to CRASH?
Have you wondered how to hedge yourself against an economic crash like the real estate collapse of 2008? Josh & Dalton discuss where they see the economy going based on current trends and stories from the news and what their plan is to protect themselves once (they believe) the U.S. Dollar inevitably crashes. Land Development in New Glasgow - 5:00 El Salvador Accepts Bitcoin as Official Tender - 6:50 Canada’s New Real Estate Stress Test - 17:35 Sources China Prepares for Nuclear war with U.S.A. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/china-state-media-says-country-must-prepare-nuclear-war-us-after-biden-asks-covid-probe-1596568%3famp=1 https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/06/02/chinese-media-says-beijing-expanding-its-nuclear-arsenal/amp/ American Jets over the Pacific https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/air-force-practicing-operating-fighter-jets-at-remote-pacific-bases-2021-1%3famp 35% of all money printed in 2020 https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M1 https://netcoins.ca/blog/35-of-all-u-s-dollars-in-existence-have-been-printed-last-in-10-months/ Real Estate is Canada's Top Commodity https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610043402 Bonus Sources about Real Estate Buying Trends in Canada and America https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-condo-developer-to-buy-1-billion-worth-of-single-family-houses-in/ https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-sell-a-house-these-days-the-buyer-might-be-a-pension-fund-11617544801
June 14, 2021
Don't Judge a Product by its Cover
How do you navigate the suffocating toxicity of the design community on Twitter? It's no secret that the ego of designers can be atrocious, and Josh digs into why this is the case. He addresses the negativity in the design world, where it comes from, and challenges people to look beyond the surface before they critique design work in any context. Nova Scotia Healthcare UX - 1:00 Toxicity of the Design Community - 13:30
June 07, 2021
How a Great User Experience Impacts the Bottom Line
What even is UX design? Josh & Dalton talk the significance of User Experience Design and how it can have a large impact on the revenue of a business. Josh eludes to examples like Apple and Wealthsimple/Venmo to breakdown how each company leverages UX and the impact it's had on their bottom line.
May 31, 2021
Bitcoin's 50% Correction
Happy Victoria Day to our Canadian listeners! Today we get into Bitcoin's 50% correction on May 19th and what that means for those who are currently holding. Additionally we get into how to properly purchase the luxuries in life as the status quo of what we are told may not be the right way of doing it. Use your cash flow and not your earned income! Bitcoin's 50% Correction - 2:00 How to Properly Purchase Luxuries - 26:05
May 24, 2021
How to Combat Heavy Inflation in 2021
We welcomed on friends of the show Sebastian Green, and Emmanuel Simmonds this week to talk about their passions and how they've navigated this new world that Covid has brought upon us. We go in deep on entrepreneurial projects, crypto currency, and real estate hacks for increased growth in our heavily inflated economy. Your dollar is losing buying power in a savings account, and we uncover some ways for you to get that buying power back.
May 17, 2021
Elon, NFT's, and Texas Oh My!
The crew talks a myriad of topics this week as Elon Musk was featured on SNL, Gary Vaynerchuk's launch of his NFT project, the craziness in the Texas Real Estate market, and lastly we chat what it takes to properly promote your product in order to start bringing in consistent revenue to your company. We were all over the map but hope the conversation brings you value!
May 10, 2021
We get into some of our internal battles this week. We talk about how the crew has been battling imposter syndrome as of late, how we cope, and encourage one another to see the true reality of our success. As a bonus Josh has a message to those who have been trashing him and his driveway story on TikTok.
May 03, 2021
A Big Mistake
We get into the Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul fight and the marketing prowess of the Paul brothers (whether we like them or not). Additionally Josh & Dalton discuss Josh's big mistake last week and how others can avoid doing the same.
April 26, 2021
FIGURE IT OUT
We get a visit from Briana Trimmings Founder of Carmel City Clothing and we talk how she got her start, the hustle it took to get the business off the ground, how she views business, handling disrespect from her peers, and one of her biggest pet peeves: Excuses. Briana gets into all of it and implores us to "Figure it out."
April 19, 2021
0 to 100 Real Quick - The Art of Scaling a Company
We had the pleasure of sitting down with COO of Ace Beverage Group Daniel Bartek. Ace Beverage Group is a company that has created and oversees 6 different brands of beverages and Daniel gets into where they came from, how they started, and their secret to scaling/overcoming the odds on their way to becoming a recognized national brand in Canada.
April 12, 2021
Running 100 Miles for Charity?!
We sit down with iron man Liam McVarnock who takes us on his journey of running 100 miles (176 kms) in under 24 hours for charity. We go through what the process was like on his body, how he managed to raise $12k, his marketing strategy to build awareness, and the other crazy plans he has upcoming this summer to continue giving back to his community.
April 05, 2021
Real Estate, UBI, and University...What?
Real Estate is through the roof, plans of Universal Basic Income are in discussion, faith in the university system is at an all time low. What does this all mean for a business owner in 2021? We get into all of it with Halifax Web Designer Morgan Ringrose (@morganringrose).
March 29, 2021
The RED HOT Real Estate Market
Should I enter the Real Estate Market right now? What should should my game plan to get in? Am I missing out on something great if I don't get in now? These are just some of the questions we're sure have passed through your mind as they have ours. Josh & Dalton get into the nitty gritty of the current real estate market and how to navigate such a volatile situation.
March 22, 2021
The Hustle of a Music Artist with Atay & JAX
This week we are joined by Nova Scotian hip hop group Atay & JAX! We discuss the hustle of creating interest in your work, how to handle hate online, the business side of music and so much more including their ECMA (East Coast Music Awards) nomination. We were stoked to have them and know their experiences will give you tremendous value.
March 08, 2021
33 - How to Build a Brand that Stands Out
Josh & Dalton are joined by Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, and Brand Strategist Pia Silva from NYC. We talk what it takes to build a creative business at scale, how to successfully self-publish a book, and smart ways to spend your time in order to build your company.
March 01, 2021
32 - New Business & New Investments
After gaining some inspiration from the last episode with Calvin Butts Jr. Josh & Dalton talk strategies of new ventures they are looking to get into through Crypto, Angel Investing, and starting new companies.
February 22, 2021
31 - The Key to Successful Diversified Investing
Josh & Dalton had the opportunity to chat with Investor, Entrepreneur and Media Strategist Calvin Butts Jr. Calvin gets into the different ways people can invest whether that be real estate, start-ups, or other ventures. Additionally he provides incredible insight of how to be successful through investing and the pitfalls to watch out for as you grow.
February 15, 2021
Good News & Success Stories
We are joined by Senior Recruiter for Wayfair, and Founder of JRH Counsulting Jonathan Hislop. We discuss the success he's helped others reach, tips for nailing that job interview and his plans to focus on helping even more people find their dream jobs in the future.
February 08, 2021
STONKS - The Day the People Fought Back
In an unusual move we are releasing our next episode 5 days early as we discuss what happened with Wall Street Bets and the history we are witnessing in the stock market.
January 28, 2021
28 - Lost Jobs and New Beginnings
Josh and Dalton kick off the second season talking about what's in store for the new year, the awesome guests coming on, the challenges of entrepreneurship, and all the business insights they're looking to implement in 2021!
January 25, 2021
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Thank you to all of you for listening this year! As we close out our first season and the year of 2020 we chat what we’ve learned, enjoyed, and grappled with. It was a great episode of reflection for us and hope it helps you reflect on things that were positive for you too!
December 30, 2020
How Private Lending Can Help Grow Your Investment
We sit down with Private Investor Neil D'Souza and talk about the ins and outs of using a private lender vs borrowing from the bank. Neil brings a unique view point in how to leverage a private lender to grow your investment in 2020.
December 21, 2020
How to Run a Creative Business
Josh sits down with Web Designer Morgan Ringrose to discuss what it's like to run a creative business, what she's learned up to this point, and how she's seen success.
December 14, 2020
Why I stopped giving clients an hourly rate
Value based vs. Hourly based pricing, what is best for creatives? Josh goes into detail of why he prefers a value based pricing model and why he sees it as the better route for designers and their clients.
December 01, 2020
The Rent Control Debate
As housing prices have been increasing significantly across the country we take a look at rent increases in Halifax, Nova Scotia and take a deeper look at the arguments on both sides of the issue. On a side note we apologize for the audio quality as we're back to doing the show remotely and will be working out a couple kinks as we go.
November 23, 2020
The Circular Economy and....something happened November 3rd?
We had co-founder of R&G Strategic Riley on the show this week. We obviously talk the American election but then get into the guts of what R&G Strategic is all about. We chat specific plans of going green, the benefits of the circular economy, and how Canada/Nova Scotia can be a leader in renewable energy. We hope you enjoy! (This episode was recorded November 4th, 2020).
November 09, 2020
Is Design School Worth It?
Today we have two design students (Mac Jessen & Warren Jardine) in studio to talk about their current experiences finishing up their degree. We touch on what life is like finishing school amidst COVID-19, what they hope to accomplish after graduation, if they would do it all again and so much more.
November 02, 2020
Don't be "Sales-y" - How to foster client relationships rather than push product
Nicole Gallant of SmartCat Marketing sits down with us to discuss how to properly sell and foster client relationships, overcoming the stress of entrepreneurship and obstacles she has overcome in starting her own company.
October 19, 2020
How Small Businesses Can Adapt in a Post COVID World
We had the amazing Ben Kinden on with us from Kinden Accounting & Advisory back on the show with us. The question for those running businesses have had is what will all this government spending mean for us in the long term? We get into all of it as we look at what our current Federal financial picture looks like, how it stacks up against other countries, and how businesses can adapt and get ready for what's to come. This week's episode is dry at times but we promise it will be very informative!
October 14, 2020
The Social Dilemma - Is it a Dilemma?
On today's show Josh & Dalton discuss the Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" and dig into details of the morals behind creating a "sticky" digital product and where the line is between right and wrong. There is quite a bit of preamble so if you're not interested in that you can jump to 14:00 for the topic of the hour.
October 05, 2020
Creating a Great Brand Story & Overcoming Obstacles
We had the amazing Entrepreneur & Marketer Katelyn Bourgoin on with us this week. We dove into selling to the right audience, life as an entrepreneur and how to build out a great brand story.
September 30, 2020
Great tips for new UX Designers
As we conclude our month of UX we are joined by veteran UX designer Craig Menzies. We go into the history of UX design, why it's important for all parts of a company to consider it, and tips for young UX designers coming up.
September 21, 2020
What is UX Design? with Jared Spool
We got a visit from hall of fame designer (if there is such a thing) Jared Spool and we chat about User Experience vs. Customer Experience, The UX of a Dashboard, how to display the value of UX with a client/company, and so much more.
September 14, 2020
Bell, Rogers, Telus vs. The World
Hope you had a great Labour Day Weekend! On today's episode we talk how the Canadian Mobile phone industry stacks up against the world in terms of quality of service and price. Please see the following tweet by Tyler Farmer for context: https://twitter.com/tyler_g_farmer/status/1301512386055204864?s=20
September 08, 2020
Apple kicks Fortnite off the App Store?!
On today's show we get into TikTok taking legal action against the US Government, and Apple kicking Fortnite off of their App platform due to not receiving their 30% cut from in-app purchases.
August 31, 2020
Are Dashboards Good UX Design?
Yes! Josh & Dalton finally start talking UX design! We jump into a twitter thread by Jared Spool about dashboard design, Google favouring websites that follow proper UX practices, and what it means to be a good User Experience Designer. We talk all this and so much more. UX Design chats start at 17:20 Jared Spool thread: https://twitter.com/jmspool/status/1293015767038996480?s=20
August 24, 2020
Halifax. A World Leader in Ocean Tech?
Kyle Burton, the Tenant Engagement Manager of COVE - Centre of Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship was on with us. After a nice 10 min detour discussion about Insurance we get into the nitty gritty of what COVE is, the impact COVE has had on the Halifax economy, and the different plans that are shaping up to change the ocean tech industry.
August 19, 2020
Do we want Big Business to come to Halifax?
We sit down with Tyler Farmer of ICTC to talk what needs to change within the culture of Nova Scotia to attract business from some of the biggest markets around the world.
August 10, 2020
Tuition Hikes & Government Deficits
Today we have no one in studio with us. We get into some touchy topics like government deficits, tuition hikes, TikTok government ban and so much more. We get into all of it.
August 04, 2020
Mental & Emotional Health in Business/Sports
We had the great opportunity to sit down with Mike Bawol and Bryce Tully of Inner Logic to talk mental strength of an athlete, what it takes to perform at the highest of levels, and what Inner Logic is doing to help coaching staff understand the mental state of their players.
July 27, 2020
How to Market Yourself amid a Covid-19 Layoff
We are joined by Digital Marketer Eleni Panagopoulos to discuss the ins and outs of Digital Marketing and Business Development. How one uses the tools at their disposal to gain traction from a marketing perspective and how to navigate a Covid-19 layoff.
July 20, 2020
Tech Innovation in Rural Communities
In this episode we talk to Sebastian Green of IGNITE - an incubator to help Atlantic Canadian start ups get off the ground and do great things. We talk what brought Sebastian to this point in his career, what IGNITE is doing to push innovation in rural communities and how to effectively use networking to drive positive results.
July 13, 2020
Black Lives in Business
We have Andre Anderson on with us, founder of FortyFourConsulting services and social activist. We talk about the community that is near and dear to his heart, what hurdles the Nova Scotia black community faces in the business world, and how he’s working to bring awareness and help to those around him.
July 06, 2020
How to get a job in the midst of a crisis
We sit down and talk with Jonathan Hislop who works as a Technical Recruiter for Wayfair. We talk tips and tricks of how to navigate job loss through the pandemic, how to spruce up your resume for your next job application, and how he's seeking to help people out with his own company "JRH Career Consulting".
June 29, 2020
How to start an Accounting Firm with no budget
For our first guest we bring on Ben Kinden of "Kinden Accounting & Advisory Services" who talks about his goals for his company and how he came across early success with no budget as he competes against the giants of EY and Deloitte.
June 29, 2020
What wakes us up in the morning
As follow-up to our previous episode, Josh & Dalton jump into the nitty gritty of what gets them excited in their profession. They touch on UX Design, the business of real estate and how they desire to affect social change through their professions.
June 29, 2020
Why are we doing this?
We introduce you to our hosts of the Elev8 Podcast. A podcast focused on learning more and gaining insight into the world of Business, Marketing, and Design. In this episode Josh & Dalton explain their backgrounds, why they're starting this podcast and what you can expect from them moving forward.
June 26, 2020