By James Hicks
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A Creators Mindset | New Year. New Opportunities. SAME Focus - 1:1 w/ Steve Worthy - Podcaster, Entrepreneur
Steve Worthy is a seasoned business leader with over 2 decades of executive retail leadership experience. Steve is also a podcasting veteran; he began in 2007 with By Husbands For Husbands, a podcast and business focused on helping entrepreneurial husbands succeed professionally and personally by balancing work and family. As the founder of Worthy Retail U, Steve assists Retail Leaders in growing and honing their skills to maximize their career journey. As CEO and Primary Coach of Podcasters LIVE Steve strives to help content creators increase their discoverability, grow their community and influence, and monetize their brand through the use of podcasting. We talk about where Steve is on his journey, what he’s learned in 2022 and what skills, processes and shifts he’s going to do in 2023.
December 16, 2022
Deion Sanders To Colorado Buffaloes, Matt Araiza Charges dropped, College Football Playoffs
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports Air Date: 12/7/22 Topics: https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/35205631/no-charges-filed-matt-araiza-ex-teammates-sdsu-gang-rape-case https://milehighsports.com/colorado-buffaloes-tab-deion-sanders-as-next-head-coach/ https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/page/cfpbowls2022/college-football-bowl-schedule-2022-2023-dates-s-matchups-every-game We also talk about the newly launched Team NO Sleep merch - https://social.hicksnewmedia.com/
December 08, 2022
Terrell Owens fight with hater, Deshaun Watson return, Jalen Kitna arrest, US v Iran, Deion Sanders to Colorado
Team NO Sleep - The Social Impact of Sports Air date: 11/30/22 Topics covered: Terrell Owens fight with 49ers hater Deshaun Watson returns Deion Sanders - offer to coach at Colorado Brett Favre criminal allegations/charges Jalen Kitna child porn arrest US vs Iran in World Cup
December 01, 2022
The Lab Tech Show - Stream Takeover
I took over the stream for The Lab Tech Show since Tall Boy is on a much deserved vacation. The focus of the show - Talking consumer technology that is relevant to YOU the community! Links from the show: https://mashable.com/gifts/best-gifts-for-travelers https://www.theverge.com/23435489/holiday-gift-guide-best-ideas-cool-tech https://route.com/- https://www.zdnet.com/article/you-can-now-get-your-personalized-year-end-music-round-up-with-both-spotify-or-apple-music/ https://www.theverge.com/23484112/apple-music-replay-how-to #tech #giftguide #music
December 01, 2022
How the Future Will Be Impacted By Artificial Intelligence - 1:1 w/ Steve Reinharz, AITX, CEO
Perspectives IN Focus Today’s guest = Steve Reinharz, CEO at Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc. Steve has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. He began coding at an early age and self-published a book on AI in 1991. He founded Robotic Assistance Devices (RAD) in 2016, which offers robotics and AI-based security, operational and monitoring services. For context, RAD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions. We talk about company goals and objectives, but we also dive into this concept of ethical AI and how racial bias due to incorrect baseline data impacts society’s overall adoption of AI. Links: https://aitx.ai/ Steve's book: An Introduction To Artificial Intelligence - https://amzn.to/3V3yYrs #artificialintelligence #aitx #stevereinharz
November 18, 2022
UVA Tragedy, Wisconsin Women's Volleyball Team, Ben gordon Arrested AGAIN, the Future of D3 sports
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports Air Date: 11/16/2022 In this episode, we're discussing the UVA tragedy, the Wisconsin women's volleyball team, and Ben Gordon being arrested again. We're also discussing D3 sports. As you can see, there's a lot going on in the world today! In this episode, as always, we have that hard and sometimes awkward conversation about matters that MATTER. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know!
November 17, 2022
Traveling To Space Using Crypto! 1:1 w/ Bad Astro Society Founder, Charlton Haupt
1:1 w/ Charlton Haupt, Bad Astro Society, Founder In this session, I'm talking about how to travel to space using crypto technology! If you're interested in space travel or have some interest in technology, then this episode is for you! In this video, I'll be discussing how to travel to space using crypto technology, and how this could revolutionize space travel. So, if you're looking for a way to explore space or just have some fun, be sure to check out this crypto-based space travel video! Social Links: https://badastrosociety.com/ https://docs.badastrosociety.com/product-docs/ https://twitter.com/BadAstroSociety
November 09, 2022
Understanding The Business Of Tik Tok - 1:1 w/ HighKey Enterprises Founder, Luke Lintz
Luke Lintz is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and social media personality. Luke and his brother started their first business, HighKey Technology, when the former was only 16 years old. Today, he is the co-owner of HighKey Enterprises LLC, which aims to revolutionize social media marketing. HighKey Enterprises is a highly rated company that has molded its global reputation by servicing high-profile clients that range from A-listers in the entertainment industry to the most successful 1% across the globe. HighKey Agency works in the digital marketing space, and they look after their clients' social media growth through HighKey Clout. They are accredited as the company that legitimized Instagram giveaways, which initiated a revolution in the global marketplace. HighKey allows their clients to increase their social media growth and position themselves beside top celebrities through encouraging top-quality Instagram management, influencer giveaways, and powerful connections with legends like Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, Bella Thorne, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Luke's Social Links: https://www.lukelintz.com/ https://highkeyclout.com/ https://www.instagram.com/highkeyclout/ https://www.youtube.com/c/@HighKeyCo https://highkeyagency.com/ https://www.instagram.com/highkeyco
November 09, 2022
Regenerative Biology For Healthier Lives | 1:1 w/ Lance Alstodt, BioRestorative, CEO
BioRestorative Therapies was founded by scientists and researchers committed to developing stem cell therapies to address unmet needs in patients with highly prevalent conditions. I speak with key members of the leadership team: Lance Alstodt, Chairman and CEO Francisco Silva, VP of Research and Development
December 21, 2021
GOALS, STRATEGIES and IDEAS For Content Creators in 2022
HNM Live - 1:1 w/ Christian Karasiewicz, Content Creator, and social media subject matter expert. We talk about tools and processes to level up our content creation activities in the new year. #contentcreator #entrepreneurship
December 21, 2021
1:1 w/ Sammy Superstar | Staying True To Yourself and Having Fun Doing What You Love
One of the coolest kids in the class right her folks - Sammy Superstar. I'm honored that he has some time to jump on my show and chop it up a bit. We talk about staying true to yourself and always having fun doing what you love. Sammy is a content creator, and a constant positive fixture in a number of creator communities. He's got more microphones and old school Apple Macs in his studio than people 3 times his age! Enjoy the show! Sammy's channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/SammySuperStar/videos #sammysuperstar #contentcreator #geartalk
December 20, 2021
Grow your Podcast with Tech and Livestreaming!
Are you having trouble growing your podcast? Need a solution - Livestreaming is one of the best methods to build your brand and enhance your audience engagement. But we cannot forget about technology and how it can enhance your growth. I was a guest on Podcasters Live with Steve Worthy and Junaid Ahmed and we discussed tips and best practices to help you learn how to grow your Podcast through Livestreaming and the proper use of technology. #podcast #livestreaming #techtalk
December 15, 2021
1:1 w/ Dornubari Vizor - Why GroupApp Is The Community Platform For Knowledge Creators
A conversation with serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of GroupApp, Dornubari Vizor about leveraging social technology platforms to build and foster online communities. GroupApp is "the community platform for knowledge creators - giving you the tools to build and launch your learning community, create online courses, host your content and monetize your knowledge. #groupapp #DornubariVizor #contentcreator #community
December 15, 2021
1:1 w/ Rob Balasabas - Using Uscreen To Monetize and Distribute Your Video Content
Rob Balasabas is the Head of Partnerships at Uscreen.tv He's also a content creator, influencer and like me a lover of coffee. We chat about the content creator ecosystem, and utilizing platforms, such as Uscreen.tv to monetize and distribute your video content #robbalasabas #uscreen #contentcreator #monetization
December 14, 2021
1:1 w/ Oliver Wellington, Founder | Creating and Distributing Micro-Content With Headliner
Oliver Wellington loves building startups from the ground up. He was co-founder at nRelate, a content recommendation engine used by over 100,000 publishers and bloggers. That company exited to IAC in 2012, and he continued to build it until 2015. He co-founded SpareMin in 2015, which was an app to help podcasters and guests connect for interviews. The company rebranded as Headliner, which is now the most popular audio to video creator on the market, currently helping thousands of podcasters create promo clip videos every single day. Use my referral code and get 2 weeks free of Headliner Pro - https://jameshicks.link/headliner
December 12, 2021
1:1 w/ Darren Buckner, Co-Founder and CEO @ Workfrom | Removing the social disconnects in the new way of work
From nightclub bouncer to tech company co-founder and CEO, Darren Buckner has been leading in the world of remote work long before it was cool (or required). Darren's passion for bringing the power of humanity to virtual work led to the founding of Workfrom, a company focused on removing the social disconnects individuals and companies feel in the new way of work. This passion is present in everything Workfrom does and is evidenced by the company's culture and long-term vision for where virtual work will take us all. Follow Darren on Twitter - https://twitter.com/darrenbuckner
December 12, 2021
1:1 w/ Sara Savelli, Ph.D. - Understanding The Technology Behind The Science
Sara Savelli, Ph.D. is a Cell & Gene Technologies Project Manager at a major bio-technical organization where she works with her team to combine technological insight with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence to help medical professionals deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. Her organization is a leading supplier of active chemical ingredients, and solutions to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Our discussion focuses on making these incredibly technical terms, functions and processes more relatable to each of us the consumer - essentially answering the question of why her role and company matters to the greater good. Thus helping us to have a better understanding of the technology behind the science. Follow Sara on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SaraSavelli3
December 12, 2021
1:1 w/ Sara Savelli, Ph.D. - Understanding The Technology Behind The Science
Sara Savelli, Ph.D. is a Cell & Gene Technologies Project Manager at a major bio-technical organization where she works with her team to combine technological insight with world-class manufacturing, scientific expertise and process excellence to help medical professionals deliver new and innovative medicines that help treat a wide range of diseases. Her organization is a leading supplier of active chemical ingredients, and solutions to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Our discussion focuses on making these incredibly technical terms, functions and processes more relatable to each of us the consumer - essentially answering the question of why her role and company matters to the greater good. Thus helping us to have a better understanding of the technology behind the science. Follow Sara on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SaraSavelli3 #genetechnology #lifescience #biotechnical #sarasavelli
December 11, 2021
Negro League Players HOF Recognition, Deion Sanders Impact, Black Coaches, Kanye and Drake Concert
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports Looking back at the weeks top news in the world of sports. We talk more than just scores and stats - we dive deeper and talk about the social impact of the athletes, the games and the overall business of sports. Topics: Negro League players finally getting recognized in MLB Hall of Fame Simone Biles announced as Time Magazine's 2021 Athlete of the Year Black coaches getting some very high profile college football coaching jobs - what's the impact from Deion Sanders on this Michigan football team with the huge win plus the show of support for the community Trying to understand the Kanye and Drake "benefit" concert Hosts: James Hicks | https://jameshicks.live Montell Allen | https://twitter.com/MBASports1 While each video series on INFOtainment News has a specific target and focus - One of our primary goals is to Enlighten, Entertain and Educate.
December 10, 2021
1:1 w/ Jeremy Duncan - "What IS The Metaverse and Why It Matters"
Jeremy Duncan - Christian Rapping, Content Creating , & Motivating CEO who loves nerding out on mobile technology, gaming, & all things apple! Here we talk about everything that is and could potentially be part of the #metaverse It's not just gaming, there's true disruption coming that consumers and companies need to be preparing for Follow Jeremy on social HERE Stay connected and subscribe to our channel HERE
December 08, 2021
Signs and Treatment for BII (Breast Implant Illness) w/ Kalina Salvador, Certified Personal Trainer
Kalina Salvador is a Certified Personal Trainer and 500 Hr Yoga Instructor. We talk wit her about her fitness journey, best practices and recommendations for general health for people of all ages. We also dive into her bout with BII (Breast Implant Illness) - we talk about the symptoms, official diagnosis and her eventual move to have surgery Connect with Kalina here - https://www.kalinafit.com/ #kalinasalvador #breastimplantillness #yoga
December 05, 2021
Content Creation Workflow - PART II - How To: Use a Content Calendar, Pre Stream Tech Check, Handling Trolls, and Interview Scheduling
Production | Tools | Best Practices | Ideas This session we will get into even more specifics about pre, intra and post stream activities for content creators. Topics such as content calendars, utilizing a tech check, what platforms we use to schedule interviews, processes for distribution of micro content (social networks and podcast)
December 04, 2021
Team NO Sleep - Special Guest J.R. Tolver | Retired NFL Wide Receiver
Great show with another amazing guest. Montell and I had J.R. Tolver on. J.R. is a NFL veteran wide receiver. He played college ball at San Diego State University where he was All-Mountain West Conference 1st team due to his standout Senior year with 128 catches, 1785 yards and 13 touchdowns His NFL resume: Dolphins 2003-2004 Panthers 2005 Cowboys 2005-2006 Calgary Stampeders 2007 - arena football league Los Angeles Avengers 2008 - arena football league We talk about the following topics: Respect to Lee Elder Coaches (and players) moving between teams. Focus on Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly NIL (Name Image and Likeness) MLB lockout
December 03, 2021
Unscripted | Special Guest - Recording Artist, Eratik
EB and I talk with Southern California based recording artist, Eratik We talk about where he found his passion for music and film making at such a young age (he's only 17 years old!!) We dive into his creative process a bit and talk about his current and future projects. Eratik is on all the major social media platforms and is listed in Apple Music and Spotify. You can find all of his contact information here - https://linktr.ee/eratik
November 28, 2021
1:1 w/ Ileane Smith | "Is Twitter Blue Right For You?" and Why Social Audio Platforms MATTER!
HNM Live Ms. Ileane Smith spends some time talking about her initial experiences with the Twitter Blue subscription service. We identify who this $2.99 service is good for (spoiler alert - if you're on social media you can definitely find value in this relatively cost effective service) We'll also talk about What's New in Social Audio and how content creators should be leveraging these platforms Ms. Ileane is a content creator who helps others share their message through video, podcasts and social media She's very active across all major social media platforms and is viewed as a subject matter expert on in the consumer technology space. Ileane's social links https://www.theanchorshow.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/IleaneSmith
November 26, 2021
Lakers v Pistons Scuffle, Peng Shuai Allegations (and safety), Why The Lions and Cowboys Always Play on Thanksgiving
Team NO Sleep - The Social Impact of Sports Tonight's show is definitely less stressful and emotional than weeks in the past. Montell and I touch on the scuffle between the Lakers and the Pistons - discuss the suspensions, who takes responsibility for those types of actions, should fans be concerned, and what does something like this do for fan/team experiences moving forward. We also talk about the Chinese tennis player, Peng Shuai, who has made sexual assault allegations against a top ranking Chinese government official. Is she OK? We all want more proof that she's safe. Alot of folks losing their jobs in sports - especially in football - either players being waived or coaches being let go (professional and college). Also we have fun with the history behind why the Lions and Cowboys have traditionally played home games on Thanksgiving Follow us on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesHicks/
November 24, 2021
Julius Jones, Zach Stacy, OBJ Struggles, Cam Newton Back With Carolina Panthers
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports - 11.18.21 Tonight's show is raw! We REALLY focus on that social impact aspect of our mission! The Julius Jones situation and the Zach Stacy story take the majority of our time tonight, but as always we remain factual and dive into ALL relevant aspects of each story covered. #juliusjones #zachstacy #obj
November 19, 2021
Talking Tech Trends & Mac M1 Thunderbolt Connectivity Options with Larry O’ Connor, Founder/CEO @ OWC
The Digital Collective - Enterprise Technology Talk Talking with Larry O' Connor about what his company, OWC has for M1 Mac owners (primarily looking at external storage offerings that are Thunderbolt 4) We discuss new products coming from OWC in the near future, how supply chain issues and chip shortages have, or have not affected availability of OWC products, the Fast Forward rental program for creative professionals and some of Larry's personal passion projects, such as working with the Kiss The Ground, Regenerative Farming Initiative https://www.owc.com/ different brands - https://macsales.com - https://owcdigital.com - https://softraid.com - https://macdrive.com - https://lumaforge.com - https://akitio.com #poweredbyowc
November 18, 2021
Know Labs - Revolutionizing Non-Invasive Medical Diagnostics
Know Labs has their trademarked Bio-RFID platform that will change how we analyze and monitor molecules non-invasively. They’ve built and designed a platform utilizing wearable and mobile devices The initial focus of their technology is a glucose monitoring device and they have plans to further develop their devices, and their platform. I talk withe the Founder/Chairman, Ron Erickson and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. James "Andy" Anderson, about their work (OTCQB: KNWN), an emerging leader in non-invasive medical diagnostics, today introduced the KnowU™, a new portable medical-grade glucose monitoring device that utilizes Bio-RFID™, Know Labs' non-invasive diagnostic technology.
November 09, 2021
Heather MacCleoud - Asherah Foundation, Founder/CEO
Heather MacCleoud is the founder and CEO of the Asherah Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and support to women pursuing higher education around the world. Ms. MacCleoud recognizes the profound loss that occurs when women aren’t afforded equal opportunity in education. “Too many women have to give up dreams of getting a degree or certification. Some start the journey and drop out. Others never make it to the front door. They have families and financial obligations. They are interrupted by health challenges, political disruption, and war. The world has lost trillions of dollars and significant advances in health, culture, sustainable development, and governance as these women are kept out of higher education.” The Asherah Foundation was started to advocate for women who, for whatever reason, started and didn't finish or haven't been afforded equal opportunity to education. Social media links: https://www.facebook.com/AsherahFoundation https://www.instagram.com/asherahfoundation/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/asherah-foundation/ https://twitter.com/InfoAsherah
November 06, 2021
1:1 w/ Walter Strong (Online Coach & Video Consultant)
HNM Live | 1:1 w/ Walter Strong Walter Strong is an Online Coach and Video Consultant focused on helping content creators broaden their reach, impact and income through online video. He's also a Purpose Coach who helps men and women to find their passion and purpose in life. His YouTube show, The Huddle airs every Saturday at 11am EST We talk about Walter's journey as a content creator, some of the lessons he's learned, and discuss some of the tools, resources, products and services that have helped him be successful. Social Links: https://twitter.com/HuddleIii https://www.walterstrongiii.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/WalterStrongIIIthehuddle #contentcreator #onlinecoach #purposecoach
November 04, 2021
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports - 05.06.21 (Special Guest)
Special Guest: Andrew Nixon, Co-Director of the Jacksonville Jaguars D-Line Topics: - Jacksonville Jaguars D-Line - Aaron Rodgers - where will he play next season - Tim Tebow may be headed to Jacksonville and reunite with Urban Meyer - Willie Mays at 90 - Transgender women targeted in sports ban - Which is harder to achieve a Super Bowl victory or NBA Championship
May 06, 2021
The Lab | Talking Tech - 05.05.21
Topics This Week: - Mobile app tracking - opt-in or not? - Twitter Spaces opens to more users - Uber grocery delivery with Gopuff - Florida fine to social media companies that ban politicians
May 05, 2021
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports - 04.29.21
Topics: NFL Draft Simone Biles Athleta Move Overtime League Mayweather v Paul
April 29, 2021
1:1 w/ Lola Kenton
Lola is a content creator, personal trainer and nutrition coach. She has amazing social media channels where she walks through various exercises, nutrition guidelines and even offers product reviews. We talk about building and thriving in business during this newly 100% digital world and get some guidance on fitness training techniques.
April 27, 2021
1:1 w/ Grace Duffy From Restream
On this session of Verbose Perspectives we talk with Grace Duffy. Grace Duffy is a content creator and the Virtual Events Manager at Restream. We talk to her about what's new and exciting with Restream, where she sees livestreaming going in the future and talk tips and best practices to make sure you have a successful livestream.
April 23, 2021
The Lab | Talking Tech - 04.21.21
Apple, Facebook Audio, Amazon Palm Scanners Topics: - Samsung SmartTags - Microsoft xCloud beta - Facebook Social Audio - Apple 'Spring Loaded' Event - Amazon Palm Readers
April 21, 2021
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports - 04.18.21
Topics: - Michael Jordan will be presenter for Kobe Bryant into the Hall Of Fame on May 15 - Steph Curry sending messages of MVP w/ 3-point shots - Sports games postponed in Minnesota due to Daunte Wright shooting - Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight - Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield fight - NCAA Transfer Rule
April 18, 2021
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports - 04.11.21
Topics: - RIP DMX - Hideki Matsuyama wins The Masters - NCAA basketball championship recap (mens and womens) - XFL and CFL potential merger - Justin Fields and the NCAA draft - Philip Adams
April 11, 2021
The Lab | Talking Tech - 04.07.21
LG Shutters Phone Business, Clubhouse Monetizes, TikTok Adds Captions, Beeper
April 07, 2021
1:1 w/ Junaid Ahmed
Junaid Ahmed A UX designer by education and trade, but this man has multiple layers he's an Investor (he's backed over 260 Kickstarter projects and invested in 10+ startups), a content creator, builder, cyclist and let's throw in beekeeper to round out the list Enlist his services to get assistance building out your home video streaming studio - https://www.homestudiomastery.com/
March 26, 2021
1:1 w/ Jorge Maestre | Enterprise Technology Strategist
Jorge is a sales leader and chief technologist in the enterprise technology industry. He focuses on competitive intelligence, sales enablement and global strategy, We hit a number of topics. Ranging from the enterprise technology field, how technology is shaping our worlds today, tomorrow and further in the future, how Jorge stays focused and motivated through all the stresses of daily life, the challenges of being one of a small minority of black enterprise technologists/strategists in the industry. We end with some talk about his powerlifting days, and what's in his playlist to keep the mind right. A brilliant man, an amazing conversation, I'm truly humbled he gave me a few moments of his time to have this discussion.
March 25, 2021
1:1 w/ Paul Webber
Robert and I sit and chat with Paul Webber Paul is a professional in the radio industry for almost 30 years - serving in various roles behind the microphone and in sales and marketing. He’s worked as a business development manager in various services industries Now he spends his time running Love Audio Production - creating marketing messages, video narration and voice over work
March 25, 2021
The Lab | Talking Tech - 03.24.21
Topics: 00:00 - Pre show 14:02 - Google just made Wi-Fi way better than Bluetooth 25:38 - Amazon drivers must consent to biometric monitoring or lose jobs 37:30 - Cash App fraud up over 300% — what you need to know 51:20 - YouTube is testing automatic product detection in videos 1:10:17 - Black Tech Nation Ventures is Creating a Fund to Support Black Techies Nationwide
March 24, 2021
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports - 03.21.21
Topics: - Sports media company Overtime starting basketball league for 16-to-18 year olds - Lebron James injury - March Madness and broken brackets - Sedona Prince viral video showing NCAA provided workout facilities for men vs women
March 21, 2021
1:1 w/ Jodey Hogeland | Evangelist and Technologist
Jodey Hogeland is an evangelist (in every definition of the word) - enterprise technology and man of faith. I spend some time talking to him about growing up in Alabama, serving in the Marine Corps, raising 3 amazing children and pursuing the "right" dreams, goals and accomplishments. I'm humbled that Mr. Hogeland gave me the opportunity to fellowship with him. You'll definitely be inspired as well by his words.
March 21, 2021
1:1 w/ Dr. Adel Aitali and Jennifer Valcazar - Vascular Institute of Northern California
Part 2 of our discussion as we bring back Jennifer Valcazar from the Vascular Institute of Northern California. This session includes Jennifer Valcazar, Physician Liaison and Dr. Adel Aitali, DPM Dr. Aitali is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, specializing in foot, ankle, and leg conditions as well as reconstructive surgery, limb salvage and wound care. His Doctoral degree from Western University and Exercise Science degree from UC Davis has earned him high honors. Dr. Aitali's level of expertise, along with his genuine and compassionate bedside manner help to fully explain the causes and treatment options for those affected by Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
March 19, 2021
1:1 w/ John Kovaleski
I sit down with John Kovaleski, an entrepreneur, content creator and Certified Nutrition Specialist. We'll talk about proper nutrition (taking care of both your mental and physical state). Dispel misinformation about diets, weight training and supplementation. We also talk about how he's spreading his message through the use of digital content creation and understand his journey as an entrepreneur.
March 18, 2021
The Lab - Talking Tech - 03.17.21
Join us as Tall Boy and I discuss the latest news in the consumer technology industry. We multi stream LIVE every Wednesday @ 4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST Our mission on The Lab has always been to talk about consumer technology that we use and recommend. All reviews and discussions are always non-biased and 100% honest - that’s something our viewers/listeners appreciate.
March 17, 2021
Team NO Sleep | The Social Impact of Sports - 03.14.21
Topics: - RIP Marvelous Marvin Hagler - Drew Brees retiring - NBA AllStar game - March Madness - Master P looking to purchase a HBCU
March 14, 2021
1:1 w/ Jill Weston | Yoga Nidra Practitioner
I talk with Jill Weston. Owner at Breathing Space Often known for being a “stress whisperer” by using her calm vibe and healing voice to help people pause, refocus and remember their potential. Jill likes to help create peaceful minds, peaceful hearts, peaceful bodies, peaceful homes and therefore peaceful communities. In this episode we hear her story, we talk and dispel some of the myths around mindfulness self care and meditation in an effort to make these helpful practices not only appealing but also inviting and accessible.
March 13, 2021
The Lab | Talking Tech - 03.3.21
Topics - Apple stores are open again - Instagram allows 4 users on a live stream - Netflix enhancements - CDMA networks going away - Android 12 features - Apple sticking with lightning port over USB-C
March 03, 2021
Video marketing industry observations and trends | Verbose Perspectives
My co-host Robert Lee and I talk about video marketing industry observations and trends and highlight the following topics: - Technology used (past) Effective messaging (present) Marketing and redistribution (next)
March 03, 2021
Perspectives in Focus - 1:1 w/ Butch McCrackin
Butch McCrackin - Enterprise Engineer by education and trade. I spend time talking with Butch about how he tackles work/life balance and what the past year has been like. Topics: Getting married on Valentines Day in the middle of a global pandemic Losing 85 lbs, again during a pandemic, without any access to a gym Finding his sister after 52 years and introducing her to the extended family His love for photography and videography and what's next for him and his efforts with launching a magazine
February 27, 2021
The Lab - 1.20.21 "Talking Tech"
To say today was busy would be a HUGE understatement! We took time to reflect on the presidential inauguration and discuss the technology impacts (for instance social media, Section 230, net neutrality, broadband, tariffs, and online privacy) We have to talk Apple! I touch on the coolness of the Apple M1 processor and the ability to load iOS apps on these new systems Rollable phones (such as the concept shown at CES by LG) - is that really a viable solution? Next we discuss the real threats of ransomware and how it affects not just large organizations but how phishing schemes and the need to effectively lockdown our own online access is (two factor authentication) Finally we close with quick demos of some of the gear we're testing from our friends at j5Create. Your continued support is greatly appreciated: Check out and subscribe to our YouTube channels: https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesHicks/ https://www.youtube.com/user/IAMTALLBOY
January 21, 2021
Team NO Sleep - EP 2
Talking the "Social Impact of Sports" w/ Montell Allen Topics Lamenting on my Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Divisional Playoffs (Packers beat Rams, Bills beat Ravens, Chiefs beat Browns, Bucs beat Saints) Can a seasoned player "teach" the younger generation athlete? Knowing how to take advice James Harden trade to Brooklyn Nets COVID (effect on sports, NCAA tournament possibly played in a bubble, vaccine) Crenshaw coach, Robert Garrett talking about COVID, "Let Them Play" initiative Link in LA Times - https://link.infotainmentnews.net/letthemplay Coach Bill Belichick refusing Medal of Freedom Urban Meyer to Jacksonville as new head coach
January 18, 2021
The Lab - 01.13.21 - CES 2021 Roundup
We are BACK for a new season!! What better way to kick off our new season with highlights from CES 2021 This episode we had a number of companies that provided our viewers and listeners a high-level overview of their products/services and announcements Here are the companies and their representative that we talk to during this episode: Evan Belay | Domalys - Aladin smart lamp for the elderly Carter Wang | Biwin - HP OEM for SSD drives and peripherals Corey MacPhee | Clean Air Zone - Biology based air purifier technology Max Filin | WOWCube - One of a kind device in the shape of a cube ("connected" modules) Ethan Summers | Fledging - Premium electronics for everyone. Hubble for iPad launch Richard Marshall | Cutii - Companion robot for seniors Patrick Sherwin | GoSun - (Solar powered) Portable power to the people Scott Loeppert | Trova - Smart storage devices for the items you want within reach but out of sight Robbie Cabral | Benjilock - The gold standard for modern personal locks
January 14, 2021
Team NO Sleep - EP 1
This is our pilot show for Team No Sleep. A podcast focused on the Social Impact of Sports Myself, James Hicks along with my man Montell Allen serve as your co-hosts! We're going to focus on talking current news, events and updates across the sports world - we'll talk professional and amateur sports. we won't just talk football, baseball and basketball - we'll dive into everything - the Olympics, boxing, track and field all that!! We plan to stream this show live every Sunday at 6pm PST primarily on our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesHicks/ - so subscribe and hit notifications to always know when we're live! This episode we talked about the following topics: NFL Playoffs College Football National Championship Game (Ohio State vs Alabama) NBA COVID issues around the league Need for more minority head coaches in major sports (we focused on the NFL this episode) Enjoy the ride - join us in the broadcast studio if you want (I'll share the link soon)
January 11, 2021
Perspectives in Focus - 1:1 w/ Joseph Swift
Tonight we spend some time with Joseph Swift, the co-founder of OurWorld Media - an online cultural publication and production house. He has just launched a new venture, "Tech Talk With Swift" - we'll find out what that's all about, what his goals and plans are for the new year and since he is a livestreamer and content creator we'll definitely dive into some best practices for presenting and engaging audiences. Links: Web: http://ourworldmedia.com/ Podcast: Our World Hour of Power - https://open.spotify.com/show/1TGYv43ZeyMXd7gAKv6k5A?si=R5oWFI9mThSlxzU4Q8NSWA Photo Gallery: https://www.swiftphotos.net/ Instagram: @jswiftphotos | @ourworldmedia | @techtalkwithswift
January 07, 2021
Perspectives In Focus - 1:1 w/ Ileane Smith
Ileane Smith is a an entrepreneur and digital content creator who focuses on providing tips and best practices for people looking to more effectively utilize digital media. Topics discussed during this show: Your work as a digital strategist/creator/coach New apps/hardware/software you’re using and recommending (Happs, Clubhouse, TubeBuddy, etc) Common mistakes you see people make when promoting themselves or their brand on social media What’s on your vision board for 2021 to get accomplished Where do you see digital media trends heading in the near future
January 02, 2021
ITN Live - 1:1 w/ Christian Karasiewicz
Christian Karasiewicz is the Content Marketing Manager at StreamYard which is a SaaS based livestreaming platform StreamYard is actually the platform that we use here at ITN Live Christian has been in the game for a long time - from his contributor days at Social Media Examiner, his executive leadership role at Social Chefs where his team provided professional training on social media marketing More recently he serves as co-host of the Launch Your Live podcast where he and Jim Fuhs help their audience launch professional live video streams. So he's definitely a trusted resource We spend some time talking about livestreaming overall, and how StreamYard is disrupting the overall livestreaming industry with their go-to-market strategy. We then get into the 3 primary infrastructure components necessary for a quality stream (audio, video and lighting). Follow Christian online: https://twitter.com/ckroks https://www.christiankonline.com/ Launch Your Live show
December 30, 2020
ITN Live - 1:1 w/ CTS Interview Room Sports Podcast
Today we're taking with The CTS Interview Room They are a sports podcast and online show based in Alabama. They love football, they've played football - so definitely we're gonna talk football. The guys reached out and said they wanted to sit around the virtual table and talk So sit back and enjoy the party folks Follow the team on social: YouTube Steven "Stingray" Ray - IG | Twitter
December 23, 2020
Technologist FORUM - Holiday 2020 Special
Technologists Talking Technology. We put our technologist spin on the holiday shopping season - talk about how the retailers held up during the heavy online shopping blitz, what were items on our personal wishlist that we picked up for ourselves. How our holiday festivities are changing for this 2020 year. Then we ponder when will the economy and business, in particular, start to get back to some sense of normalcy - since vaccines are rolling out - are we headed back to the office anytime soon?
December 22, 2020
ITN Live - 1:1 w/ Danial Hooper
Danial highlights himself on social as "Disciple.Husband.Dad.Author." - I love that - Each of those 4 aspects is what made me know he was a good dude the first time we talked. Danial works at FNX Fitness which, as an organization, has as a mission to being committed to creating innovative supplements of the highest quality that provide focus for a productive morning, energy to thrive all day, performance supplements to reach new goals, unique sleep and recovery formulas to support any sport, and healthy supplements to support an active lifestyle for years to come. Danial is the Elite Ambassador Teambuilder at FNX and he put me through a tough selection process to become an elite ambassador for the team and I'm humbled and honored to represent FNX the best way I know how moving forward. Today we get to know Danial a bit. Talk about the company and then dive deep into the forthcoming Rise 45 challenge which I'm participating in as well. Links: Danial's books on Amazon - https://amzn.to/2WH1rr7 FNX Fitness - https://fnxfit.com/ FNX Rise 45 Program - https://fnxfit.com/pages/rise45
December 19, 2020
Perspectives In Focus - 1:1 w/ Robert Lee
Robert Lee is the Founder and Video Executive Producer of ShaLaLaLa Productions ShaLaLaLa Productions is a Boston-based video production company specializing in remote video production, live-streaming videos and creating marketing videos for websites and marketing campaigns. Robert brings 20+ years of experience in direct marketing for businesses, especially medical manufacture, education, food, and the entertainment industry. When he’s not working on a shoot, you can easily find him passionately giving talks about production, live-streaming or video marketing. He's a firm believer in pre-production, and that the key things for your videos are knowing your audience, knowing your goals, purposes, and more importantly your message. Currently, Robert's been donating his time/resources to help businesses/association's efforts in raising money and awareness for the hospitals and medical front liners through live-streaming.
December 19, 2020
The Lab - 1:1 w/ Quoters
Quoters is a business productivity platform that allows you to create stunning business proposals that you can send to your clients and get signed anywhere. We talk with the team and they'll provide insight as to when, where and why to use their tools and provide some comparisons versus their competition. The demo provided by Marketing Manager Esteban Mucientes was incredible!
December 18, 2020
ITN Live - 1:1 w/ Dre Armeda
On the professional career side: Dre was the Co-Founder and founding CEO at Sucuri Inc., a website security software-as-a-service company. After a successful acquisition by GoDaddy in early 2017, Dre led the Product Management efforts for GoDaddy’s Security Product Group. Today, he serves as Senior Director of Technical Program Management leading the Technical Program Management apparatus comprised of the Project Management Office (PMO) and TPM delivery teams for GoDaddy's Partners Business which service 19 million paying customers and over 60 million domains. On the personal side: Dre is a diehard Anaheim Angels and LA Chargers fan, he's a Girl Dad, Navy Veteran, practicing Jujitsuka and lover of life!
December 18, 2020
ITN Live - 1:1 w/ Sonny Burks [update]
Back in July we sat down with one of my best friends brother, Sonny and discussed his recent cancer diagnosis. We talked about how he was about to embark on a journey taking advantage of a new form of treatment called Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor T-Cell Therapy (SPEAR-T). This show - we'll talk again with Sonny and get an update on treatment. Here's a great video showing how the SPEAR-T treatment works - https://rebrand.ly/spearT
December 06, 2020
The Lab - 11.29.20 - 2020 Holiday Shopping Schedule
Tall Boy and I had a couple of special guests on to officially close out this season of The Lab! We talked about our wishlists for holiday shopping (stuff we're considering for others and of course things we're looking for for ourselves!!) Everything from smart home, kitchen gadgets, tech gear and cool subscription services that are worth looking at. It was a long show - but it was a great show!
November 30, 2020
Perspectives In Focus - 1:1 w/ Kevin Kohn
I talk with technology leader, Kevin Kohn We discuss finding an appropriate work/life balance and ensuring more quality time is spent with family, especially during these challenging times. Kevin has thoughts on where he feels the consultative solution selling approach within the technology industry is going (an interesting conversation). We also talk about his extensive efforts giving back and being a mentor in youth sports.
November 29, 2020
Unscripted - 11.7.2020
Come hang out with us! The show is titled "Unscripted" for a reason - we make it up as we go along, but hey the ride is always fun! Of course we talk about the US Election - we give our thoughts, opinions and hopes for the coming days, months and years. A couple of special guests surprise us and join the show - which was very cool. This is a good one!!
November 08, 2020
Perspectives in Focus - 1:1 w/ Phil Pelucha
Phil Pelucha is the founding partner and CEO of Billionaires in Boxers. He, and his organization have the goal of Empowering 1 Billion entrepreneurs globally. Billionaires in Boxers strives to guide their clients to achieve Influencer Status in their niche, becoming the ’go-to’ brand for the services they offer, whilst empowering them to spend more time doing what they are best at! It's an intriguing concept
November 05, 2020
The Lab - 11.4.2020
Each week we talk the latest in consumer technology - what's hot, what we use and recommend and what's coming on the horizon. This weeks topics: California Proposition 22 - Uber / Lyft employees vs contractors Peacock streaming service Snapchat and creators Spotify streaming on Apple Watch without iPhone Apple One subscription service Netflix price change (again)
November 05, 2020
The Lab - 10.28.20
Talking consumer tech EB & Tallboy take the reigns tonight talking the latest and greatest in the world of consumer technology
October 29, 2020
ITN Live - Athlete Roundtable
On today’s show we’ve assembled a panel of highly skilled and talented athletes and coaches. Specifically black athletes and coaches. We to talk with them about the challenges, the struggles, the successes and the life lessons they've learned and discuss any roadblocks, internal and external, that they may have faced while playing or coaching their respective sports. At the end of this hopefully we’ve shed some additional light on the real-life advantages and disadvantages of being a black athlete, student and/or coach. Maybe we’ll walk away with some action items and deliverables - not just for the panel, but for the community at large. But either way, this is a learning opportunity and I’m honored to have these folks on the platform today.
October 24, 2020
I swear this show is like Seinfeld - you never know what the plot is or where we're going to take the discussion. But, hey, that's why we titled it Unscripted Topics Discussed We re-capped the family reunion show we did a couple weeks ago Election news [presidential debate, early voting] COVID in each of our areas - how's the community? How are people dealing Reminisce about our days working with BGP and Clear Channel providing event security and hanging with A-List performers The Social Dilemma - Netflix show talking about the conscious efforts of social media to maintain users attention. There's pros and cons to everything and we touch on a number of them As always - thanks for your support
October 24, 2020
The Lab - 10.21.20
Each week we talk the latest in consumer technology - what's hot, what we use and recommend and what's coming on the horizon. Topics: Apple Stuff iPhone event Apple to extend Apple TV+ free year trials through February 2021 Browser wars Interesting additions to Microsoft Edge Crypto currency on PayPal Killer Mike bank for minorities Facebook Messenger facelift Google Photos will print and deliver your recent shots for $7 a month Walmart's Black Friday sales start Nov. 4. Quibi shutting down
October 22, 2020
Perspectives in Focus - Election Ballot Review Roundtable
Panel of informed citizens that researched the various propositions currently on the California election ballot. Discussion around the arguments for and against each proposition. Please vote ON or BEFORE November 3rd! Great resources to review your ballot and research the measures and propositions: https://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/ https://calmatters.org/election-2020-guide/ https://ballotpedia.org/
October 19, 2020
J&T Old School Tip - EP5: Travel
Tim and I talk travel. Everything from planning (we talk a lot about planning), to destinations, where to stay, preparing for for issues that arise and our best way to vacation. Check out this amazing show - it was a great way to wrap up Season 1
October 18, 2020
Technologist FORUM - EP 2: Technologists Talking Technology
Topics: Home Automation (security, HVAC, lighting, etc) Disaster Readiness and Recovery Prep Amazon Prime Day Apple iPhone Event
October 14, 2020
Perspectives in Focus - 1:1 w/ Brenden Kumarasamy
Brenden Kumarasamy is a communication expert and Founder @ MasterTalk where he provides personal coaching sessions and workshops and he is also asked to speak on many topics relating to communication, presentation and storytelling skills. I talk with him about his "5 basic tips and trick to mastering your communication skills"
October 12, 2020
Unscripted - Family Reunion
Guests James Hicks Eric Burks Damian Hennington Clifton Roberts Willie Fuller Anthony Arrington
October 10, 2020
The Lab - 10.07.20: Guest Dr. Michael Kelso (MD and Tech Founder)
Dr. Michael Kelso is a medical doctor AND technology entrepreneur. His latest technology venture is a mobile app called Pixz Pixz is a photo and video sharing app for groups and events. It provides the ability for people to share together in real-time without hashtags or uploads. Event planners can capture photos from events in real-time. Groups can share moments together during meetups or conferences. Brands can grow their audience and crowdsource photos from fans. Tech News Roundup: Apple 10/13 iPhone event Google "hold for me" Lyft starts food delivery service AT&T shelving DSL Theaters shutting down across the country
October 08, 2020
Perspectives in Focus - 1:1 w/ Montell Allen
Montell Allen is the founder of MBA Sports a not-for-profit independent institution dedicated to providing quality service for minority/underprivileged student-athletes in their efforts to pursue college aspirations. Their goal is to bridge the gap between minorities/under-privileged student-athletes and college education using sports as the hybrid platform. This is accomplished by helping young men and women get through the process and achieve a higher level of education. We talk about the efforts MBA Sports has achieved. We also chat about the process of recruiting for sports, especially here in California and how over the past 25 years with cutbacks it has directly affected men of color and their communities. Twitter - https://twitter.com/MBASports1
October 02, 2020
The Lab - 09.30.20
Each week we talk the latest in consumer technology - what's hot, what we use and recommend and what's coming on the horizon. Topics: Google Pixel 5 announcement LinkedIN platform additions/integrations Disney+ GroupWatch Amazon Prime Day How can technology improve the overall performance of these political debates
October 01, 2020
Unscripted - Medicare Open Enrollment: What It Means To You
If you or someone you know is turning 65 and have questions about Medicare or understanding eligibility, let’s see if we can answer any questions you may have. Moderator: Eric Burks | https://gobgrp.com/ Guests: Edward Casasola | https://www.healthchoiceinc.org/ | 844-637-2063 John De Leon | https://www.healthchoiceinc.org/ | 844-637-2063
September 26, 2020
The Lab - Tik Tok, Xbox and Playstation Launch, Apple iPad Air, LG Wing
This show covers alot. We talked about the craziness happening with the US operations of Tik Tok (the business and political end), we talk about the quickly sold out new gaming consoles from Microsoft and Sony - and remind parents to buy the RIGHT console for the kids (there are differences). Apple made their yearly iPd announcement - the Air is here and so is a new Apple Watch, but what's more interesting is Apple's movement into to premium services with the forthcoming launch of Apple One We can't have a show without talking about mobile telephony devices - so Tallboy talks about the very interesting LG Wing
September 24, 2020
Perspectives in Focus: 1:1 w/ Jean Steel
Jean Steel is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker, whose universal appeal makes her message timely and timeless. She has a knack for providing information in a humorous and fun way. Her belief is that laughter and learning are not mutually exclusive. With themes of self-responsibility, looking at the bright side, finding your passion, gratitude and having a zest for living her talks and keynotes are in high demand She lives by the Philosophy that "Every person deserves to be HAPPY at home and work.” And that philosophy is embodied in everything she does, both at work, as president of HappyPeopleWin, and in her personal life.
September 21, 2020
1:1 w/ Andrae Randolph
Andrae Randolph - a man of the people - a tireless advocate for our youth (in both academics and sports). He's a positive voice in his local community, a technology enthusiast a dear friend of mine and to top that off - he's a recent Tesla owner!! We talk about ALL that!
September 20, 2020
ITN Live - Action & Sports Photography
Special guests Darryl Cobb, Jr. and Nick Hrehor - both men are highly-sought after and well-respected photographers each with a huge and impressive portfolio. Nick Hrehor - FIA WEC and SRO GT World Challenge Accredited Automotive and Motorsport photographer based in Austin, TX Darryl Cobb, Jr. hails from Philadelphia and is a Boxing Writers Association of America award winner We talk about their respective photo focuses (auto racing, boxing, models, etc). the gear they use and any recommendations they have for anyone looking to get started in photography. Darryl - www.instagram.com/DarrylCobb | https://www.instagram.com/studiobydc/ Nick - https://www.instagram.com/nhrehor.foto/
September 19, 2020
Perspectives in Focus: 1:1 w/ Clark Menefee
Are you 100% sure you’re going to have a great retirement, or do you have some doubt? Clark Menefee tells us about a program through his insurance agency that will show you how to get out of debt in 9 years or less, including your mortgage, without spending any additional money than you are spending right now. We talked in high-level about this program and how you can get started with your plan! Clark Menefee | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sfgrflife.com | 916-849-5100
September 18, 2020
1:1 w/ Kevin Cartmill
Kevin Cartmill packed his bags, moved from California and landed in Costa Rica. That was 6 years ago. He's settled in, started a couple new business ventures (EcoOasis Costa Rica and Regenerative Living Vacation Rentals) and is now definitely living his best life. Come along for the ride as we talk to him about making that move, starting over fresh, the master plan for his businesses and the fact that he is WINNING in all aspects of life (personally and professionally). Pura Vida
September 10, 2020
The Lab - Special Guests - SnobOS Podcast Crew
Terrance Gaines (BrothaTech) and Nica Montford (TechSavvyDiva) host the SnobOS podcast and web show. We talk to them about their love for the Apple ecosystem, being influencers and leaders in their respected technical fields (Nica is an Electrical and Computer Engineer and Terrance is a Senior Systems Administrator and Apple Certified Support Professional), and of course we get some insight from them on their tech recommendations for the week (tools, apps, etc.). Along with what they expect to see coming out of Apple during the 9/15 product announcement.
September 10, 2020
1:1 w/ Shawna Chrisman
Shawna is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and the CEO @ Destination Aesthetics Medical Spa based in Northern California. We'll talk about her field of business, how COVID has affected that business, key service offerings from the medical spa and what's next
September 09, 2020
1:1 w/ Ben Bergo
We've got a few items to talk about with Mr. Bergo. We'll chat about his journey to completing his Eagle Scout. The fact that he's a recent college graduate and discuss the challenges of searching the job market during COVID. Also we'll ask him for some behind the scenes stories that he can share from his days working for Disney. Follow Ben online: Web LinkedIN Twitter
September 05, 2020
1:1 w/ NestApple
NestApple was born on the concept that technology reduced the role of real estate brokerage firms. its founders have been outraged by the high fees that traditional firms charge. NestApple represents buyers, sellers, and tenants and charges 1% instead of the regular 3% while providing the same level of service. Listen in as NestApple co-founder, Nicole Fishman Benoliel talks about the platform.
September 03, 2020
Technologist FORUM - EP 1: Technologists Talking Technology
Welcome to our latest PREMIUM InfoCast. Here the panel will business-focused technology-centric discussions. We may get in the weeds sometimes, but that's what you'd expect from a room full of engineers. This inaugural episode we talk about the new normal of working remotely due to COVID - how businesses and professionals are adjusting - what tools, apps, tips we have to share with people. We also dive into the aspect of managing kids online time - with them doing distant learning and sitting in front of a screen all day we discuss how and if screen limiting is implemented in each of our households.
September 02, 2020
Healthy Consumption: Plant-based nutrition
A panel discussion focused on clean nutrition and the true value/benefits of a proper diet. We talk simple, common sense strategies for being more conscious of the food and supplements we put into our bodies
September 02, 2020
Perspectives in Focus: General George P. Cole USAF Retired Brigadier General
As part of our series of discussions supporting LaMills A. Garrett and his run for City Council in Roseville, CA (District 1), we continue to speak with individuals that can speak to Mr. Garrett's character, community service and qualifications for the position he is running for. Join us as we speak to retired US Air Force Brigadier General George P. Cole, Jr. and his thoughts on LaMills (the man, the soldier, and the candidate).
August 31, 2020
1:1 w/ Chris Harris - Mortgage Lending During a Pandemic
Chris is a mortgage lender based in Northern California - we talk to him about his industry and what changes he's seen since the COVID pandemic. We talk about some tips and tools that potential buyers (new financing and refinancing) can leverage as they navigate the real estate market.
August 30, 2020
ITNLive - Unscripted: Life in a military family & living abroad
EB & I are both products of military families. We both lived in multiple states and countries early in our lives - that can be tough growing up as you don't really get to forge many lasting bonds are relationships. However, when you do, it's amazing and you keep those friends for life. This episode we talk about those experiences. We have some folks we went to high school on the panel and we also have some veterans and parents that led their families across the globe.
August 29, 2020
J&T Old School Tip - EP4: Finance, part 2
There was so much more for us to talk about in terms of ensuring folks had the right tools in place as it pertains to being financially fit. We talk FICO (you can't ignore it). We talk about properly planning and tracking and monitoring your financial status on a regular basis. The importance of a will or trust and Tim's definition of life stages (the process of accumulation then decumulation)
August 29, 2020
The Lab - App Reviews
This episode Tall Boy and I welcome a good friend of ours Mr. Lance Gilliland to the show - he's part of the INFOtainment News team and has been to a number of on-site events with us (primarily CES in Las Vegas) where we've had insight to the latest and greatest in consumer technology before it hits the market. Each of us came ready to talk about our Go To apps (excluding social media apps) - the ones that we use regularly and truly find value in. This was a great show!!
August 27, 2020
Gregarious Narain - Framework For Self-Motivation
Greg is an entrepreneur, and principal at Founder Craft which is a startup advisory that works with founders and startups to navigate the tools and skills needed to succeed Today we don't talk as much business, but about the fact that Greg's recently competed in another tournament - he walked away with some nice medals too! We talk about the planning / training / nutrition aspects of getting his mind and body prepared for competition. We also dive pretty deep into his Framework For Self-Motivation (the "While Loop") which is incredibly fascinating.
August 26, 2020
1:1 w/ Kevin Crowe
Technologist | ultra-marathoner | philanthropist - Kevin is all of those AND MORE! We're going to talk a bit of technology since that's where he and I have history, but spend most of the time talking about the non-profit organization he founded, GiveAMile
August 23, 2020
The Lab - Gaming and Gaming Systems
We talk Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, Fortnite and everything in between. Which one is the "best" for gamers? Which one has the best games? Check out this episode.
August 20, 2020
ITN Live - River City Whiskey Society
Northern California based whiskey aficionado group We talk spirits. We do a live tasting and we all learn a little bit. Nothing like day drinking quality spirits!
August 16, 2020
J&T Old School Tip - EP3: $$ Money $$
Today we talked about the fundamentals of being smart with finance. Topics ranged from: Trading vs investing Dollar cost averaging Revolving debt & high credit card interest rates Short, mid and long-term planning apps to use for budgeting
August 16, 2020
Today we talked home fitness equipment. Purchasing that equipment from Amazon (not all it's cracked up to be) Reminisced about good ol' times growing up and even talked about EB's first big television experience (it wasn't necessarily the exposure he wanted...)
August 15, 2020
The Lab - Android vs iOS
We had a friend join us to give his opinion on this debate. What team are you riding with - Android or iOS? Either way there are series PROs to each and a couple of nit picky cons too. Great conversation for sure.
August 13, 2020
1:1 w/ Michelle Hicks
Michelle is an educator based on the East Coast. Much of her focus in education is around TVI (teachers for the visually impaired). Today we’re going to let you get to know a bit about her and her field of work and talk about accessibility in education for blind and visually impaired students and what legislative and curriculum advancements she'd like to see implemented for TVI. Follow her podcast, TVI Talks with Michelle
August 09, 2020
ITNLive - 1:1 w/ Bill Herenda
Bill Herenda is an NBA contributor, college basketball analyst, reporter, and speaker. Bill has served as the Sacramento Kings Insider on NBC Sports Bay Area and the morning sports update anchor on KFBK, Since I last saw him, he’s moved to Los Angeles and now adds actor to his growing bio as he’s appeared in TV shows including SWAT on CBS, been in a few movies, music videos, and commercials. In the college basketball scene. Bill serves as analyst on national TV and radio broadcasts covering games nearly all of the big conferences. He was born in Jersey City and played college ball at UMass Lowell.
August 07, 2020
ITNLive - Unscripted: Talking PPE
Talking personal protection equipment (PPE) - from the 1st responder/military perspective and from the everyday civilian's perspective. A free flow discussion about the experiences veterans had during their active duty time and sharing the importance of PPE so people will take this current need during COVID seriously.
August 01, 2020
1:1 w/ Sonny Burks
Our topic of discussion with be about cancer. Living with cancer and seeking new forms of treatment. Sonny Burks is about to embark on a new form of treatment called Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor T-Cell Therapy (SPEAR-T) Listen, learn, and begin understand the tough journey that this Air Force veteran has endured as he seeks comfort from pain and remission of cancer. Here is the link to the video referenced during the show that gives a high-level overview of the SPEAR-T treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba3Qyqxw9zs
July 26, 2020
ITN Live - State of Current Events Roundtable - Part 3
The next steps forward in the dialogue. Tough and awkward conversations, but they HAVE to happen. We'll be constructive, we'll be passionate, but most importantly we'll be respectful.
July 20, 2020
ITNLive - Unscripted 07.19.2020
EB and I talk about fitness, crypto currency, finding stuff to do while on COVID lockdown and electric vehicles. Great conversation with a ton of laughs mixed in as well. Enjoy. Find more on INFOtainment News
July 20, 2020
1:1 w/ Kevin Bracy
Coach Greatness himself! Business man, coach, entrepreneur, philanthropist, husband, father, athlete, friend He has delivered thousands of presentations ranging from High School gymnasiums packed wall to wall with students to closing keynotes at corporate sales rally's to kicking off Character Combine events that are jammed packed with team captains and coaches to hosting live internet broadcasts for The National Society of Leadership and Success where over 460,000 college students log on to watch. Not only a motivational speaker, but a motivational entertainer Follow him on social: web | facebook
July 12, 2020
J&T Old School Tip - EP2: Music
2 old dudes talking music. Real music. We talk about our influences, the difference between generations and genres, our 1st concert and even tell you who we're slightly embarrassed that we have on our playlists.
July 11, 2020
EP 10 - Roundtable discussion: The State of Current Events Part 2
Continuing on with our HIGHLY engaged discussion. This time the panel consisted of a women, mothers and people of different nationalities and ethnicities. I serve primarily as moderator and producer and allow the panelists the opportunity to, as before, talk challenges, talk situations and talk plans of action. I posed three main questions to the panel: 1 - Protests are happening everywhere, literally globally in support of civil justice and people tired and disgusted with police using excessive force and overstepping bounds. What are you seeing in your area in regards to protests. 2 - Where should efforts be focused to help drive change in policy, law, perception and perspective? Is it as easy as get out and vote? Is it organizing citizen patrols. What can everyday citizens do today to drive change 3 - What messages are you sharing with your children, if you have them or the younger generation about what’s happening now That intro track is from Grammy nominated songwriter, Alvin Garrett, who has given me exclusive permission to use his music for this roundtable. For that I want to acknowledge and thank him. You can find that song, “something’s different this time” on all streaming platforms and you can follow his musical journey on his website alvingarrett.com
June 21, 2020
EP 1 - J&T Old School Tip
New show alert!!! My co-host said it best, "the world needs a hug" - and with that we kicked off this series to talk about the world from the view of two 50-something year olds!! In each episode there'll be a ton of laughs and heck we all may learn something along the way. Here in episode 1 we dove into the topic of patience - how different it is between a teen, 20, 30, 40, and 50-year old - how we grew up and what we're seeing from our kids and their friends. To put this show into perspective: Think something between Grumpy Old Men and The Odd Couple. Join us for the journey - it'll be fun.
June 15, 2020
EP 9 - ITN Live: 1:1 w/ Gregarious Narain
Gregarious is a perpetual entrepreneur, an advisor to founding teams, husband and father. The man also has an amazing selection of suits which I am personally envious of. If that wasn't enough, in his "spare time" he is out putting miles on his bike and hitting the gym hard training and participating in various fitness competitions. We'll talk about it all and learn what's next on the horizon for Founder Craft founder.
June 14, 2020
EP 8 - ITN Live: CA Gyms Are OPEN!!
I sit with Eric and briefly talk about the experience had today as California gyms are just starting to re-open. We talk about some of the precautions gyms are taking, with social distancing and cleaning surfaces and how hard it was to get back to lifting weights after a 3 month period.
June 13, 2020
EP 7 - Roundtable discussion: The State of Current Events
I gather a panel of Black men who are fathers, business professionals, and elected officials. We talk about the current state of events from OUR perspective. We talk challenges, we talk situations and we talk plans of action.
June 08, 2020
EP 6 - 1:1 w/ Damon Smith
Damon Smith: Founder @ Souletics, entrepreneur, athlete, musician. I interviewed Damon 2 years ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmqhTIAuyaI) This time we talk about the state of the world, methods and practices for us to not only take care of our community, but initially ourselves! Company: www.Souletics.com Twitter: @TheDamonJSmith Facebook: Souletics YouTube: www.YouTube.com/Souletics Music: https://www.rafaselase.com
May 28, 2020
EP 5 - Talking Altcoin
Altcoins are the other cryptocurrencies launched after the success of Bitcoin. Generally, they sell themselves as better alternatives to Bitcoin. The term “altcoins” refers to all cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. As of early 2020, there were more than 5,000 cryptocurrencies by some estimates. According to CoinMarketCap, altcoins accounted for over 34% of the total cryptocurrency market in February 2020.
May 17, 2020
EP 4 - ITN Live: Interview w/ Nick Torrence
Gifted young rapper Nick Torrence (93Torrence) from Northern California shares his story of creating music and respecting the process of self-promotion in the music industry. Find his music everywhere, but here are the Apple Music and Spotify links.
May 14, 2020
EP 3 - ITNLive - Unscripted 050320
We're back in the house! Talking about life, talking COVID, relationships, travel and as always sprinkling in some tech! You never know what's going to be said when these guys get together.
May 04, 2020
Ep 2 - Quick Reactions After 1 Week With My Tesla Model S
I recently took delivery of my Tesla Model S. In this episode I give a brief glimpse into what the purchase and delivery experience was like - what's reality vs expectation. Is the perceived hype worth it? Listen in and find out my unbiased thoughts. BTW - if you're in the market for a Tesla I'd greatly appreciate if you'd use my referral code during your ordering process - https://ts.la/james95242
September 04, 2019
Ep 1 - Tech Tuesday - Earphones
Quick rundown of the earphones I have used and which ones I recommend.
April 02, 2019
Ep 0 - Who, What, Why - the #ITNLive reboot!
#ITNLive is BACK and better than ever! New format, new platform, the guest and topic list is already off the hook. Come join us on this journey. Subscribe and tell your friends!
March 29, 2019