Knowledge Without College
By Patrick Butler
Never in history has life-altering information been so widely available as it is today and yet the youth flock to decrepit institutions which force on the student a rigid and often ineffective educational curriculum. Freedom lies on the other side self education and your own self education begins with the content you consume. On this podcast we curate a collection of unique minds and perspectives to share what they know in order to provide you with a morsel of Knowledge Without College.
KWC #099 Ben Wolf
Ben Wolf is an entrepreneur, author of the book "Fractional Leadership: Landing Executive Talent You Thought Was Out of Reach". There was a lot that we reviewed from his book today, including what it means to be a Fractional Executive or a member of a Fractional Leadership, as well as using core values and growth strategies to filter out the best talent from certain groups of individuals. We talked about his career, his transition into the author space, the past, present and future of his company, and so much more. Enjoy!
November 8, 2021
KWC #098 Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly is a very young and successful entrepreneur, the founder and creator of Jersey Champs as well as Chibi Dinos. The second one is an NFT project that I myself have invested in, as I believe that Sean is a visionary in this space and someone whose ideas are worth investing time and money in. We talked a lot about how it came to be, and what the future holds for it, as I picked his brains with some rapid-fire questions about his entrepreneurial path, while he shared many details about learning and achieving success similar to what he has done, in detail. Enjoy!
November 1, 2021
KWC #097 Alexander Cortes
Alexander Cortes is one of my absolute favorite Twitter personalities, he has a "Doctorate in BroScience, Bro Philosophy, Bronosis", is a fitness expert and personal trainer, dancer, writer, and “solopreneur”. In this incredible conversation we speak about Alexander’s "red pill" moment, discuss the Sovereign Individual and the transition to the digital age, big social changes and their indications, books, cryptocurrencies and so much more. Enjoy!
September 27, 2021
KWC #096 Sam Wouters
Sam Wouters is a crypto expert and educator, originally from Dutch descent, who works as the Senior Researcher at BLOCKDATA, a company from Amsterdam, Netherlands. As a globally renowned speaker, Sam Wouters helps people to understand why Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchains exist before eloquently showcasing how they work, and most importantly explaining what can be done with them within both a business and individual context. We tried to keep this conversation very simple, talking about Bitcoin, NFTs and so much more. This Episode was meant as a simple guide for those who have zero knowledge about the matter, but want to dive into it and learn as much as possible, from the ground up. Enjoy!
September 6, 2021
KWC #095 Terry Virts
Col. Terry Virts is a former flight pilot, Space Shuttle pilot, NASA Astronaut and International Space Station commander. He is the author of the book called "How to Astronaut: An Insider's Guide to Leaving Planet Earth", as well as "View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World". He also hosts a podcast called "Down to Earth", speaking with guests about science, politics, business, entrepreneurship, sports and of course SPACE. In this amazing episode we dive into subjects like: factors for a faster space travel evolution, private vs. public space travel, USA and China in terms of education, politics and power, and so much more. Enjoy!
July 26, 2021
KWC #094 Arooba Asim
Arooba Asim (Roobz) is a Twitter personality and author behind the @tishray account that I have been a fan of, for quite some time now. Arooba is also a psychology student, which only contributes to her expressing her fascinating opinions and beliefs about the modern world. We talk about how religion is a very personal, but also very old idea in general, the dualism between modern and classical these days, as well as how the modern society and the Internet force an over-socialized environment onto people, creating hidden, inner voids, and deep scars. Enjoy!
June 21, 2021
KWC #093 Les McKeown
Les McKeown is the president and CEO of Predictable Success, an adviser on accelerated business growth. He has started more than 40 companies and was the founding partner of an incubation-consulting company that guided hundreds of organizations worldwide. He is also an author, writer of books like "The Synergist" and "Predictable Success", where he described a system of pattern recognition, diagnosing a company's ability to grow and to scale from analyzing certain patterns of it. He has a wealth of knowledge to share as he worked with huge names like: T-Mobile, American Express, The US Army, Harvard University, has been featured on NBC, ABC, BBC, CNN, and more. Enjoy!
June 15, 2021
KWC #092 Dr. Mark van Rijmenam
Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, where he did research how big data, blockchain and AI are changing organizations. He talks about future of work, digital conflicts, and the organization of tomorrow. He is the author of three best-selling management books on big data, blockchain and AI. His latest book "The Organisation of Tomorrow" details how AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organization. He is the founder of Datafloq.com, a leading content platform on emerging technologies. We talk about all of this, as well as Mavin.org, a decentralized, tokenized reputation-based content network to bring (anonymous) accountability to the internet. Look for him on Twitter @VanRijmenam. Enjoy!
June 7, 2021
KWC #091 Jeremy Wayne Tate
Jeremy Wayne Tate is the creator of CLT (Classical Learning Test), he is an entrepreneur, literature enthusiast and father of 5 (soon to be 6). CLT is the competitor to SAT and ACT, an online college entrance exam, which assesses English, mathematical, and critical reasoning skills. We talk about his tests being a second choice in a world where his competition is thought to be obligatory (which it is not), as well as how modern colleges provide their students with no applicable and reasonably useful skills, giving them an opportunity only to party and to socialize, and get themselves indebted. We also speak about home schooling, the future of this, and the influence that it can have on modern education. Enjoy!
May 31, 2021
KWC #090 Richard Koch
Richard Koch is a world renowned author, entrepreneur & investor. He has written around 20 books on ideas & business, including the famous "The 80/20 Principle", which has sold over a million copies. He explains in the book, as well as in this podcast episode, about how to apply the "Pareto principle" on everyday activities, in business and in life. His latest one called "Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It: Unlocking the Nine Secrets of People Who Changed the World" can only be added to our list of referable literature, already including books written by Richard. This conversation, although short, serves as a storytelling history lesson, spoken in a very open and fun way by one of the great speakers of our time. Enjoy!
May 17, 2021
KWC #089 Lee Adams
Lee Adams is a military veteran, entrepreneur, and an expert in the subject of lucid dreaming. He has been teaching this subject as a mentor and author as well for a few years now. He has an incredible book coming out called "A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods for Working with the Deep Dream State" which I highly recommend to check out. We talk about "altering states", lucid dreaming and what drove him to go down the path of investigating these fascinating subjects. Enjoy!
May 10, 2021
KWC #088 Adii Pienaar
Adii Pienaar is a very successful founder and serial entrepreneur. He founded "Cogsy", "Conversio" and "WooCommerce". He's been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Startups.com and many more, and prides himself on the commercial and life profitability values of his businesses. He's just released his new book "Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success" (January 26th) in which he provides a new perspective for becoming self-aware, recognizing your values, understanding your impact, and how an enriched life and a successful business are not mutually exclusive. Enjoy!
April 5, 2021
KWC #087 Danny Miranda
Danny Miranda is the creator and host of The Danny Miranda Podcast (top 1.5% podcast in the world), as well as a very influential Twitter personality, a public speaker and motivator. He enjoys writing, reading, meditating, having conversations, walking and lifting weights, as well as implementing all of these things into making a better and more complete, optimistic life for himself. We talk about how he started his podcast, his goals for it, and dive into his personal life habits and routines that he goes through to achieve success in everything that he does. Enjoy!
March 9, 2021
KWC #086 Quintus Curtius
Quintus Curtius is the pen name of writer and translator George Thomas. He is an MIT graduate, a marine veteran as well as an expert in law. He currently is the managing partner of a law firm focusing on bankruptcy and criminal defense. But all of this is not our subject, as he started writing and translating ancient texts a bit late in his career while becoming very well known for it. Now, he has published original, annotated translations of several important ancient books. In addition to this he has published three collections of essays that focus on moral, ethical, and historical topics. A great conversation, one I will most certainly remember and possibly recreate in the future. Enjoy!
February 8, 2021
KWC #085 Andew Tate
Andrew Tate is an American-British kickboxer from Chicago, Illinois, who competes in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. He is a multiple kickboxing world champion and the "Enfusion Live" champion. He is the son of the late chess master Emory Tate, a very well known chess player who won the US Armed Forces championship three times and defeated several grandmasters during his career. Andrew also works as a commentator for Real Xtreme Fighting, the largest MMA promotion in Romania, where he currently resides. He is a multi-millionaire, entrepreneur, investor and life coach. We talk about his career, his many different, so amazing, unique career paths, as he spreads knowledge about how he achieved the success, and how you can achieve the same. And yes, you might end up wanting to have 15 passports afterwards... Enjoy!
February 1, 2021
KWC #084 Tony Moss
Tony Moss is a visual and recording artist, event producer, combining a number of fascinating topics including psychedelics, art, spirituality and science. He is also the founder of I.AM.LIFE, a non-profit event production project focused on inter- connectivity. His work is a synthesis of passions in all of the above, with emphasis on the evolution of human consciousness and potential. With over 25 years of experience with "plant medicine" work, he is an enthusiastic public advocate for the decriminalization and responsible use of all plant medicines. Enjoy!
January 25, 2021
KWC #083 Chrisman Frank - Exploring the Future of Education
Chrisman Frank is the co-founder and CEO of Synthesis School. His project is like the "Ender's game" for education, where they scale the best ideas from Ad Astra, a school that one of his co-founders and friends built with Elon Musk, for his kids, to get a better and more interactive education, focusing on problem solving and finding better and more innovative ways of teaching kids. We talk about this subject, about education in general and what this new idea can offer to people versus the more traditional schooling systems, especially during home schooling and the pandemic. This was an amazing, very open and relaxed conversation, and a great way to start off 2021. Enjoy!
January 18, 2021
KWC #082 Dr. Gary Laderman
Dr. Gary Laderman is Goodrich C. White professor and chair of the religion department at Emory University, as well as the author of books like "Don't Think About Death: A Memoir on Mortality", and "Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, the Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States". He has also co-edited two encyclopedias. Dr. Laderman has been interviewed on various topics in American religious cultures, ranging from death and funerals to horror films and psychedelics, in a variety of media, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and other newspapers, several radio and TV shows. He is continuing to research, write, and teach on the sacred in American life generally, and is currently working on a book project exploring religion and drugs, a subject we talk about in detail during this conversation. Enjoy!
December 14, 2020
KWC #081 Brian Muraresku
Brian Muraresku graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with a degree in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit, as an alumnus of Georgetown Law and a member of the New York Bar, he has been practicing law internationally for fifteen years. In 2016, Muraresku became the founding executive director of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. Their work has been featured on CNN and ESPN, as well as The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the New York Times Best Selling author of "The Immortality Key: the Secret History of the Religion with No Name" book, which we talk about in detail during this interview. Enjoy!
December 1, 2020
KWC #080 Jennifer Shahade
Jennifer Shahade is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion and has the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster. She is also a speaker, host, author and PokerStars Ambassador, as well as the Program Director at US Chess Women. Jennifer is passionate about female empowerment and creative work around the games she loves most. She is the author of "Chess Bitch" and "Play Like a Girl", books that aim to bring more females into the game. Jennifer is also a commentator and streamer on Twitch at twitch.tv/jenshahade. She hosts the US Chess Championships, the Grand Chess Tour and the award winning "Ladies Knight" and "The GRID" podcasts. Her second podcast won the Global Poker Award for the best poker podcast in the World in 2020! Enjoy!
November 23, 2020
KWC #079 Xander Smith
Xander Smith is a digital, 3D artist and concept designer. He currently works as the Lead Artist at Aliza Technologies. He has worked on a number of amazing projects, including: American Horror Story, Aquaman, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Star Wars: The Mandalorian. We talked about his career, his company Aliza Technologies and how it came to be, as well as their most interesting concept which is combining Deep Learning with 3D Design, making surreal 3D models, and some general subjects on this matter like virtual reality, deep fakes, and more. A very friendly and open conversation, one that we will surely repeat in the future. Enjoy!
November 16, 2020
KWC #078 Lev Alburt
Lev Osipovich Alburt is a chess Grandmaster, writer and coach. He is a former three-time U.S. chess champion, three-time Ukrainian champion and former European team champion, as well as one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. Lev did not prefer the communist system and came over from Russia to the U.S. in 1979, at a time when it was extremely dangerous to do so. Once in the U.S., he reunited with his old teacher, I.M. Roman Pelts, who had smuggled out the secret lesson plans that had produced Soviet world-dominance in chess for three decades. The two got to work, and very quickly, Lev began to publish what was to become the best-selling and highly praised Comprehensive Chess Course. In 2004, he was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer. In New York City, where he lives, several Wall Street figures and other prominent people have taken chess classes from him, including Carl Icahn, Stephen Friedman, Doug Hirsch, Eliot Spitzer and Ted Field. He is still teaching today, online as well. Enjoy!
November 9, 2020
KWC #077 Stephon Alexander
Stephon Alexander is an award-winning theoretical cosmologist, professor of physics at Brown University and the president of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). He is also a science advisor for Disney, and author of "The Jazz Of Physics", known for blending the worlds of theoretical physics and jazz music. Dr. Alexander was also born in Trinidad, but moved to the United States when he was eight. We talk about his interest for physics and science in general, how that came to be, and how his revolutionary idea of blending music and science together, and creating an unexpected link between those elements, has changed the views of many on how physics is perceived. We also talk exclusively about his upcoming book, called "Fear Of A Black Universe". Enjoy!
November 2, 2020
KWC #076 Maurice Ashley
Maurice Ashley is an international chess grandmaster, chess commentator and analyst. Through his love for chess, he not only made history as the first African-American Grandmaster in the game, but he has managed to translate his love to other similar activities, as a three-time national championship coach, author, ESPN commentator, iPhone app designer, puzzle inventor and motivational speaker. Travelling the world as an ardent spokesperson of the many character building effects of chess, Maurice consults with universities, schools, chess clubs, executives and celebrities on how chess principles and strategies can be applied to improve business practices and assist with personal growth. We talk about his passion for the game, the wisdom and knowledge that he found within, and why it is so important to educate younger generations and make them think about their future, instead of just their present. Enjoy!
September 29, 2020
KWC #075 Amy Emerson
Amy Emerson is the Chief Executive Officer at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit organization. As the Chief Executive Officer, Amy has led the growth and development of this new subsidiary and is responsible for overall global regulatory strategy and implementation of research programs with a focus on the MDMA-assisted psychotherapy program within MAPS PBC. In this conversation we talk about her journey, and how she became one of leaders of MAPS's mission, about her past, her present and future. Tune in to hear more about the association, and how you can contribute to their amazing work. Enjoy!
September 21, 2020
KWC #074 Marcin Jakubowski
Marcin Jakubowski is the founder of Open Source Ecology, an open, collaborative network of farmers, engineers, architects and supporters, whose main goal is the eventual manufacturing of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) including the 50 most important industrial machines, which would take to build a small civilization with modern comforts. Marcin talks about founding the company and materializing his idea of complete off-grid living. In this very interesting Episode, we talk about open-sourcing, off-grid housing solutions, solar and nuclear power, and go into scientific details of how and why you should think about switching to independent energy production. Enjoy!
August 31, 2020
KWC #073 Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin is the most famous farmer in America. Joel, owner of "Polyface Farm" in Swoope, Virginia, where he advocates the philosophy of farming, while emphasizing healthy grass on which animals can thrive in a symbiotic cycle of feeding, is also a lecturer and author with his latest book "Beyond Labels: A Doctor and a Farmer Conquer Food Confusion One Bite at a Time" just being published. He is also a very well known public speaker, and calls himself a 'Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer'. We debated orthodoxy versus heresy, talked about the pandemic and the repercussions of it on modern day urban living, and more in this incredible Episode of KWC Podcast. Enjoy!
August 24, 2020
KWC #072 Raghunath Cappo
Raghunath Cappo is a musician, vocalist and member of the punk/hardcore band called Youth of Today, which championed the principles of clean living, vegetarian diet, and self-control, as well as one of the creators of Revelation Records, his own indie record label. After this, his path took him on a spiritual quest, as he became a monk while learning the philosophy of yoga and how to practice and teach it. We talk about all of this and more in this incredible interview, including conversations about the educational system and outside schooling, his own podcast and how that came to be, and how we take the 'personal' out of spiritual beings, and beings in general. Enjoy!
August 18, 2020
KWC #071 John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with over 2000 episodes recorded! Here he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who can help all of you succeed on your entrepreneurial journey! He started his entrepreneurial career in 2012 and until 2019 has generated over $16 Million in revenue through his podcasts, while becoming widely regarded as one of the best viral entrepreneur podcasters in the United States. In this quick, rapid-fire interview we talk about his beginnings, discuss the entrepreneurial world today, and answer all of those questions that lead every future entrepreneur into doubt. Enjoy!
August 10, 2020
KWC #070 Marcus Whitney
Marcus Whitney is the CEO and founder of Health: Further, a strategic advisory firm working with leading healthcare organizations, as well as the founding partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture capital firm in America focused on innovative healthcare companies. In his entrepreneurial career, he has founded two innovative companies in the healthcare space, exited a tech marketing company, and co-owns Nashville’s new Major League Soccer team. In his new the book "Create and Orchestrate: The Path to Claiming Your Creative Power from an Unlikely Entrepreneur", he demystifies much of what keeps people from pursuing entrepreneurship and explains why it’s the only vocation that allows you to control your time by using your creativity. Enjoy!
July 6, 2020
KWC #069 Sol Brah
Sol Brah is physical spiritualist, nature enthusiast and aesthetic curator. I have to say that I first noticed Sol Brah by following his very interesting Twitter account, and discovering many cool stories and posts about physical health, wellness and mental health. We do talk about the overpowering influence of Social Media, Internet and spending too much time using phones in this Episode, but nevertheless this is still the easiest way of connecting with each other. Connect with us by listening to this Episode, and learning many new things as I did. Enjoy!
June 22, 2020
KWC #068 The Gold Standard of Ghostwriting with Joshua Lisec
Joshua Lisec is the founder of The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC, Ohio’s first Certified Professional Ghostwriter, a multiple time #1 International Bestselling Ghostwriter, a Forbes Contributor ghostwriter, a TEDx speaker, a leading authority on author voice authenticity, and a two-time published novelist. Since 2011, he has ghostwritten forty books. In this episode we talk about ghostwriting in general, how Joshua successfully runs his company using software, data based models, numeric analysis, great marketing and most importantly his incredible writing talents to make his dream come true. Enjoy!
June 15, 2020
KWC #067 Ben Wolff
Ben Wolff is the Chairman and CEO of the leading global robotics company, Sarcos Robotics. Wolff previously served on the board of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), and is currently a member of the Board of Visitors of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Sarcos Robotics is revolutionizing the future of work across the private and public sectors through its advanced line of robotic products that augment, rather than replace, humans. By combining the intelligence, instinct, and judgment of humans with the strength, endurance, and precision of machines, the result is a workforce that is not only safer but significantly more productive. We talk about their technology, it's practical application in our everyday lives, as well as in the military and other industries, and what it could bring for us in the near- and distant future. Enjoy!
May 25, 2020
KWC #066 Jack Murphy
Jack Murphy is an author, Podcast host, a Twitter professional as well as the founder of the "Liminal Order", an exclusive men’s organization whose mission is to change our culture by changing ourselves. We talk about this organisation, how it came to be and how it grew over the past couple of years. We also elaborate on some interesting terms, like: healthy information, information militia, continuous media division, and more. While speaking about self-improvement and charity goals that Jack has in plan in the future, we wrap up this short, but very interesting episode of our "weekly open and relaxed conversation". Be sure to follow him on Twitter, and check out his personal website to find out more about everything mentioned in this Episode. Enjoy!
May 5, 2020
KWC #065 Patrick Moore
Dr. Patrick Moore is the founding member and former President and Director of Greenpeace International. He is an environmental and climate expert, focusing on rational environmentalism. Dr. Moore is also an author, as his book "Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout" is another one we highly recommend reading. We talk about climate change, plastic pollution, nuclear energy and more, as Dr. Moore debunks the theories of what exactly and in what manner pollutes our seas and oceans, and what radical changes to the industry will (not) bring to the environment. Of course, the impact of the coronavirus on the environment is another subject of this conversation. It's been an honor, and a privilege to do our "weekly open and relaxed conversation" with Mr. Moore, as I'm sure you will enjoy this one very much. Stay safe. Enjoy!
April 27, 2020
KWC #064 John and Janice McAfee
John McAfee comes back to our Podcast, this time joined by his wonderful wife Janice, as they help us make our first ever two-guest Episode. You have already met John and been fascinated by his open mindedness, illustrative, colorful and extremely precise expressions and stories. This is why today, we catch up on what happened in the World since our last conversation, and there is so much to mention. We talk about politics, the 2020 elections and how the health crisis will affect them, the coronavirus pandemic and how it has- and will influence everything around us for years to come as Janice and John, a 74 year old, give us their opinion on how countries around the World have (miss)behaved on this matter. A big thank you to the McAfee's for this incredibly interview, and we wish you all to stay safe. Enjoy!
April 20, 2020
KWC #063 Zoltan Istvan
Zoltan Istvan is an American transhumanist, journalist, entrepreneur and futurist. He is running as a Libertarian to become the next Vice President of the United States of America. Zoltan is a tech-guru, best-selling author and a popular media figure discussing science and technology in general, everywhere he appears. Today, we discuss the current situation regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the crisis that has been going on for weeks. We also talk about the influence that better decision making, better tech solutions, and better investing would have made, about UBI and much more. This is our second interview with Zoltan, so feel free to check out the first one and definitely support his campaign, on his website and everywhere else. Enjoy!
April 13, 2020
KWC #062 Pete Dominick
Peter J. Dominick is an American stand-up comedian, public speaker, news commentator and podcast host. He appeared on "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central, as the warm-up act for "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, CNBC's "Mad Money" and the opening act for comedian Artie Lange. Pete was the host of a daily 3-hour live radio show on SiriusXM, called "Stand Up with Pete Dominick" for almost 12 years. The show welcomed 3-4 expert guests on a broad range of issues and ideas, and cultivated a following of similarly curious and passionate people who wanted to learn, laugh and grow together, talking about parenting, politics, health care, sustainable living, etc. Nowadays, look for his podcast called "StandUP! with Pete Dominick" available on Apple Podcasts, we absolutely love it. Enjoy!
April 6, 2020
KWC #061 John McAfee
John McAfee is a legendary computer programmer and businessman, one of the biggest cyber security experts of our time. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987, which created "McAfee", the first commercial antivirus software. The business now produces a range of enterprise security software, and has become world-famous. John has a big following on Social Media, as he is a political activist, running for president in the 2020 elections with his own campaign, promoting blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We talk about this in particular, and more, in this short but very colorful and valuable, unique interview, full of wise words and advice for the young entrepreneurs out there. Enjoy!
February 24, 2020
KWC #060 David Allen
David Allen is a productivity consultant and legendary expert in the field of human productivity. He is the author of "Getting Things Done", a time management guide, and a few other books on the same subject. His work is very easy to read and to follow, but this is not your everyday, afternoon-book-to-read piece. It's full of simple methods which you can learn and practice, and see the results very soon. He is the creator of the David Allen Company, whose presenters regularly give one-day public seminars on the methodology. Allen himself occasionally gives lectures or sessions. I've had an amazing time talking to him, I recommend you taking notes because this one is really helpful. Enjoy!
February 18, 2020
KWC #059 Robert Brill
Robert Brill is an entrepreneur, the Founder and CEO of BrillMedia.co, a “hyperlocal” advertising agency that was ranked #155 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in USA. Robert is a L.A. native, and as a 16-year advertising executive he has developed his personal brand by creating effective business models through programmatic media for owners to use. He has also grown his brand by becoming a recent addition to "Inc. Masters" network, an official member of the "Forbes Los Angeles Business Council", and host of the "LABusiness" Podcast. Enjoy!
February 11, 2020
KWC #058 Louie Psihoyos
Louie Psihoyos started his career dropping out of college and working as a photographer for National Geographic, only to move to Fortune Magazine, and interview many incredible individuals and true VIP's of the modern society. He later started a non-profit organization called the Oceanic Preservation Society, which we talk about in detail during this Episode. We talked about one of the most awarded documentaries of all time called "The Cove" which Louie directed, "Racing Extinction" and one of his most recent works called "The Game Changers" which is still running on Netflix right now. This is one of our most detailed and colorful interviews yet, and I am sure that you will take a lot from it. Enjoy!
February 3, 2020
KWC #057 Bren Phillips
Dr. Bren Phillips is an engineer, currently working as a research scientist and professor at MIT, and a known expert in fluid- and thermal dynamics. Prior to joining the MIT research staff he worked at the "Alden Research Laboratory", on various thermal hydraulic projects, including working with nuclear plants on their resolution to GSI-191. Prior to working at Alden he was a post-doctoral associate in the MIT "NSE" department, working on advanced diagnostic "boiling heat transfer" experiments. He was also involved in "Project Prometheus", an idea that NASA had, to develop nuclear-powered systems for long-duration space missions. We talk about this in particular, as well as why nuclear energy production isn't so popular nowadays, and why it should be in the near future. Enjoy!
January 28, 2020
KWC #056 Miles Neale
Miles Neale is a contemplative psychotherapist, international speaker and author of "Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human". With more than twenty years integrating the mind science and meditative practices of Tibetan Buddhism with psychotherapy, trauma research and neuroscience, Miles is a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy, and leads pilgrimages around the Buddhist world. This was a very relaxing, spiritual and open minded conversation, which had the purpose of not only bringing me and all of you closer to the Sacred Wisdoms of this world, but to also enlighten a piece of you, and restore faith in general. Enjoy!
January 20, 2020
KWC #055 Brett Jones
Brett Jones is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from High Point University, a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). With over twenty years of experience, Brett is now the Director of Education at StrongFirst, as well as an author at their official website and blog. We talk about training in general, about rest as the single most abused training variable, and of course about kettlebell training, as I am looking to implement this in my training routine as soon as possible, and possibly come back with the results. Enjoy!
January 13, 2020
KWC #054 Alex J. O'Connor
Alex J. O'Connor is a very smart, young YouTuber, a writer and a Podcast host. His channel called the 'CosmicSkeptic' is "a place where you can find various discussions of philosophical topics ranging from the crucially important to the trivially interesting". He is an advocate of free speech in general, an atheist and a vegan as well. We talk about the last two in depth during this Episode, as Alex explains how, when and why he started caring for the lives of animals, eating animals as an underestimated global issue, as well as if the world can survive without eating animals at all. We also talk about how he became an atheist, and everything that the therm exactly means. If you are interested in hearing more, please follow Alex and his work. Definitely check out his YouTube channel first and foremost, and his personal website as well. Enjoy!
January 6, 2020
KWC #053 Akshay Nanavati
Akshay Nanavati is a US Marine veteran, he is a speaker as well as an adventurer, entrepreneur and author. His book called "Fearvana" (Fear + Nirvana) has received a lot of great endorsements from people like: the Dalai Lama, Seth Godin, Jack Canfield. He has risen above some really difficult and traumatizing life experiences, which he mentions during this Episode, that really make him a great writer to go to, if searching for life-health books to read like this one. The sales of his book support a lot of charity organizations, so we highly recommend you check it out immediately. We also spoke about spending time in the dark, and how that reflects on your mindset. A great experience for me, and hopefully for all of you. Enjoy!
December 24, 2019
KWC #052 Michael Short
Michael Short is originally from Boston, and works currently as the Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, with more than 15 years of research experience in the field of nuclear materials, microstructural characterization, and alloy development. As an expert in the fields of micro-/nano scale characterization, multi physics modeling & simulation, Michael answers all of my questions regarding nuclear in general. We talk about the real and fake dangers of nuclear energy, it's relation to solar, how complicated it is to start a company in this industry nowadays, why the government hasn't shown much interest in this field, and much more. Thank you Michael for your time, this has been a great experience, and to everyone who is interested in this field as much as I am, be sure to check out MIT's online 'MOOC' crash courses on nuclear science FOR FREE, because knowledge is for everyone and is meant to be free. Enjoy!
December 16, 2019
KWC #051 Paul Selig
Paul Selig was born in New York City, where he attended the "New York University". After this, he received his master’s degree from "Yale University". A spiritual experience in 1987 left him clairvoyant, and after that Paul presents himself as a medium for channeling, a psychic, energy healer, teacher and author. He is the author of five channeled books including his newest "Beyond the Known: Realization" completely audio transcribed from his channeling sessions, with almost no editing at all! Paul is considered one of the foremost contributors to the field of channeled literature working today. He organizes these channeled workshops internationally all year long, and records live streaming sessions once a week, as well. A great, fun individual, very open about his work and even with my skepticism, I had an amazing time talking to him. Enjoy!
December 9, 2019
KWC #050 Scott Adams
Scott Adams is probably best known for creating "Dilbert", an awesome series of cartoon strips. He has an amazing, extremely informative, self-titled periscope, where he operates as our fellow colleague and podcast host sometimes even twice a day. Here you can hear and feel his vast experience regarding hypnosis and persuasion, as well as have a nice cup of coffee! His books are probably the "crown jewels" of his work, with all of them being part of my all time favorite books, including "Win Bigly", and "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life", as well as his newest book which we talk about in detail during this Episode, called "Loserthink". Thank you to Scott, it's been a pleasure to have him and to promote ALL of his work. Enjoy!
November 18, 2019
KWC #049 A.J. Jacobs
A.J. Jacobs is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. This genre is often called "immersion journalism", or "stunt journalism". He transferred his experiences into several books, like "Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude Journey" and "It's All Relative" explaining his experiments in detail. He works as an editor for "Esquire" and has worked for the "Antioch Daily Ledger" and "Entertainment Weekly". We talk about his books, his connections with other well-known authors and producers, his new potential Podcast and share some interesting thoughts about the after-life. Hear this and much more in this (long awaited) episode! Enjoy!
November 10, 2019
KWC #048 Brandon Straka
Brandon Straka is a famous hairstylist and actor, former liberal activist and the founder of the #WalkAway campaign. We first met on this trash pickup event, which was organized by him in Los Angeles. His campaign is a social media campaign that launched ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections, and targeted those who decided to abandon the Democratic party at the time, for various reasons. We dive into his personality, his career, campaign, motives for political engagements and much more in this short but very interesting Podcast experience. Enjoy!
October 14, 2019
KWC #047 Róbert Vass
Róbert Vass is a very successful, young man who specializes in international relations, and is the founder and president of GLOBSEC - a Slovakia based, think tank. For those of you who are not familiar with this subject, a think tank is an institute which performs research and advocacy, concerning topics such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture. Róbert tells us more about what GLOBSEC is all about, as we dive into subjects concerning the regulation of modern technologies, sustainability, educational costs in Europe and in America, and much more. Enjoy!
September 30, 2019
KWC #046 Stephen Thomas King
Stephen Thomas King is a travelling author (not to be mistaken for Stephen King the writer of "IT"), who has a very unique and interesting story to share with us. Stephen sold his belongings, bought a bus, converted it into a living space and started travelling with only one idea in mind and that is to write. He is currently writing his books on the subject of "The 7 Dares" which is a concept he created, and gives us a very thorough, objective and detailed explanation of what life is all about. Today he interviews ME and not vice versa as usual, so if you are interested in finding out more, not only about him and his life, but also about mine, give this Episode a listen. Enjoy!
September 25, 2019
KWC #045 Zuby
Zuby is a very successful, up-and-coming hip hop artist from the UK, who achieved major success during the past year, in many of his different careers. As a Computer Science undergraduate at Oxford University, Zuby declined 'the normal job' and started rapping! Within months he self-released his debut album 'Commercial Underground', slowly building up a fan base and achieving major success afterwards. He toured the UK during the past year, and released his book called "Strong Advice: Zuby's Guide to Fitness for Everybody". We absolutely recommend checking out his new Podcast, called "Real Talk with Zuby" as well. Enjoy!
September 12, 2019
KWC #044 Jesse La Flair
Jesse La Flair is one of the most recognized professional parkour and free running athletes in the world. Besides his incredible and unique career in action sports, which is accompanied by a signature shoe model, he is a very well known YouTube and Internet personality, with over 1 Million followers combined. His career as a Hollywood stuntman and TV personality, appearing for instance in the latest "X Men" movies as a stunt double for "Nightcrawler", has shaped him into a very bold and talented filmmaker and screen artist, as he has produced and released his own documentary, fully independent, and of great quality. This and much more in the latest Episode. Enjoy!
September 4, 2019
KWC #043 Douglas Hanson
In this episode I interview Douglas Hanson! Douglas is an architect, and owner of "Hanson LA", an architectural company which has been a part of some really interesting, and monumental projects not only here in Los Angeles, but in Europe (the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao) as well. Douglas has worked for over three decades both with globally recognized architecture firms and independently. He has extensive experience in all phases of design, from research through construction, with cultural, commercial, and residential projects of all scales and magnitudes, and appreciates art of all sorts. Enjoy!
August 26, 2019
KWC #042 Ramin Nazer
Ramin Nazer is a very creative and successful young entrepreneur. He is a very talented artist, animator and illustrator. On top of that, he writes and creates short books that reflect simple, but amazing and unusual stories in a fun and different way, his way. He hosts the "Rainbow Brainskull Hour Podcast", which is truly a reflection of everything that he does and represents, and I highly recommend you check it out. I had an amazing time, and so will you. Enjoy!
August 19, 2019
KWC #041 Jennifer Barbosa
Jennifer Barbosa is a young, intelligent woman, with a background in acting, modelling and movie production, currently running for Congress against Adam Schiff in his district in California, as an independent candidate. We talk about her campaign and how she decided to engage this career, and discuss her opinions and some hypothetical solutions for problems facing Californians and Americans right now especially in the district, and a lot more. I really enjoyed this week's 'open and relaxed' conversation with Jennifer, and am curious to see what she does in the near future, following up in a couple of months. Enjoy!
July 8, 2019
KWC #40 Mick West
Mick West is a science writer, skeptical investigator and former video game programmer. He is the creator of ContrailScience.com and Metabunk.org, where he investigates and debunks interesting conspiracy theories. He is also a Podcast Host, and an author, who has a book called "Escaping the Rabbit hole - How to debunk Conspiracy Theories using Facts, Logic and Respect". I had an awesome time doing our weekly 'open and relaxed' conversation with Mick, as KWC Podcast seems almost like the perfect place for him, and his stories. Enjoy!
July 2, 2019
KWC #039 Suzanne Ciani
Suzanne Ciani is a revolutionary musician and sound creator of the past, as well as the present, one I was very honored to host on this Podcast. Her incredible career as a sound designer, composer and producer, playing the 'Buchla' and specializing in quadraphonic sound, earned her nicknames like "Diva of the Diode" and "America's first female synth hero". Her résumé is rich with appearances on Television (The David Letterman Show), Radio and live in Theaters, Stadiums and all over the World, doing what she does in a unique and perfect way. I recommend listening carefully to her voice, taking notes, and researching at the same time, if you are able to. Enjoy!
June 24, 2019
KWC #038 Mark Frauenfelder
Mark Frauenfelder is a maker, an editor, writer, illustrator, and public speaker. He was the founding editor at Wired.com, his collaborative weblog Boing Boing, as well as the Make Magazine. His work was discovered by Billy Idol, who consulted Frauenfelder for his Cyberpunk album. He is also an author of 7 books, and currently works at the Institute for the Future as a Research Director. I had an amazing time talking to Mark, our time together absolutely flew by, as we were talking about creating, making and manufacturing, the Internet, Social Media and his creations. Enjoy!
June 17, 2019
KWC #037 Bill Cords
Bill Cords is an engineer by profession, but comes on today as a Level II Wim Hof Method Instructor, and a North American representative of his. He talks about Wim himself, what this method of his represents, how he got involved and why he became an instructor. For those who are not familiar with the Method, we highly recommend reading books (which you can find on our Book Club) or checking out other sources first, such as the documentary "The Iceman". Enjoy!
June 10, 2019
KWC #036 Patrick Ryan Returns
Patrick Ryan is (still) one of the smartest and most profound individuals, that I have talked to on this Podcast. We pick up exactly where we left off, talking about AI technology, robots starting religions, advanced intelligence and its roots, the predictive quality of modern laws, and much more. He shares his thoughts, as a military robotics expert, on how and where we should begin to influence the evolution of AI and where we need to be right now, in order to understand it. Another great one, to be remembered for a long time. Enjoy!
June 3, 2019
KWC #035 Cory Allen
Cory Allen is an author, Podcast host, meditation teacher and audio engineer from Austin, Texas. His Podcast "The Astral Hustle" is full of materials and conversations, similar to the one that is presented to you here. He is not only a very nice person, with an incredibly relaxing voice, but a creative and influential individual, who represents an "open book" about mind peacefulness, mindfulness and meditation, writing, thinking, cognitive sciences, etc. Give this a listen, and research his Podcast "The Astral Hustle" for more. Enjoy!
May 27, 2019
KWC #034 Jason Jean
Jason Jean is the founder of Tattered Beans, a really successful coffee company which gives back to US veterans. He’s an Air Force veteran himself, who recently learned he has cancer. He’d been an entrepreneur for 20+ years, earned and lost millions, gaining the most of his entrepreneurial skills through real world experience, and after his diagnosis he wanted to focus on leaving a legacy and helping those who are willing to protect our freedom. An awesome person, and one of our all-time favorite guests. Enjoy!
May 20, 2019
KWC #033 Eric Santos
Eric Santos is the business owner of a company called Benchmark Intelligence, he is the "word hustler", and author of the self-published book called "Shoot Your Shot". The book is about dating in general, and the pros and cons of the modern society using online dating services, as the main source for finding potential partners. Eric talks about the process of publishing your own book, how best to do it and how to print and sell the book online. Although handing out great advice, Eric states that his company is his main focus now, which he also presents in detail. Enjoy!
May 11, 2019
KWC #032 Mark Bell
Mark Bell is a World- and American record holding Power lifter, Fitness and Weightlifting expert, Podcast Host and the Creator of the "Slingshot", as the ultimate bench press accessory tool. He has an amazing career and life story, which is highlighted by consistency, effort, and focus, which he embodies perfectly. He suffered injuries which would leave most of us incapable of continuing normal life, but remained dedicated to his goals. His newest career as a Podcast Host is just a crown to his success, as he opens up about everything on ours. Enjoy!
May 3, 2019
KWC #031 Jay Campbell
Jay Campbell is the Amazon Best Selling author of three change making books in the optimization health care space, and the author of the 2018 #1 overall Men's Health book: "The Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Living a Fully Optimized Life". Jay is a master at manipulating and tweaking the human endocrine system to optimize performance and health, which we talk about in this Episode quite a lot. He is also an entrepreneur, and a colleague of mine as he hosts the "TOT Revolution Podcast", which we highly recommend! All KWC fans can get a free copy of Jay's new book, as mentioned in this Episode, by contacting his team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
April 24, 2019
KWC #030 Patrick Ryan
Patrick Ryan is an incredible individual, he works in IT, is an author and a military robotics expert. Patrick has one of the most wealthiest minds in terms of life experience and general knowledge, regarding everyone and everything. This is one of the longest and most interesting conversations we have ever made for KWC Podcast, as Patrick spoke not only about technology, but also about psychology, evolution, literature and religion. Enjoy!
April 17, 2019
KWC #029 Wim Ouboter
Wim Ouboter is a Swiss entrepreneur, inventor, former banker, and owner of a company called “Micro-mobility” which specializes in innovative and unconventional means of transportation, for people of all ages. He also invented the popular "Razor" scooter from the 1990's, which we talk about in this Podcast as he shares his ideas of what modern transportation should look like. His company has a new product of very high potential, an electric small car(vehicle) called the "Microlino", which has been modeled from the original 1960's BMW Isetta. Wim gifted us his inspiration, opened up about experiences as a entrepreneur, inventor and marketing expert, and shared some great advice for young entrepreneurs out there. Enjoy!
April 9, 2019
KWC #028 Shaun Leverett
Shaun Leverett is a Certified Personal Trainer, widely recognized for his expertise in functional training, Muay Thai, and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness training sessions. He achieved this, by working in the Fitness Industry for over 25 years, among others as the "Health and Fitness" editor of both "Inglewood Today" and "Crenshaw Today" Magazines. But no, today's episode is not about his career. Shaun has an amazing story to tell, giving us an insight into his rough upbringing, talking about all the experiences he had growing up in his neighborhood, and how he rose above all that. Enjoy!
April 2, 2019
KWC #027 Lance Stander
Lance Stander has been in the automobile industry for over 37 years. He opened Hillbank Motor Corp located in Costa Mesa, California in 1999 after years in South Africa where he worked with his father. In 2005 Lance purchased Superformance and he is the worldwide distributor for all Superformance built cars. This is an American automotive company which has been designing, building and marketing sports cars, performance components and full car replicas, for the past 20 years. Lance's energy and enthusiasm are amazing, and it doesn't matter if you are a car person or not, he has something in store for everybody. Enjoy!
March 26, 2019
KWC #026 Dr. Emery N. Brown
Dr. Emery N. Brown is a statistician, anesthesiologist and neuroscientist. He is the "Warren M. Zapol" Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, as well as a practicing anesthesiologist. At MIT he is the "Edward Hood Taplin" Professor of Medical Engineering and Professor of Computational Neuroscience, as well as the Director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and the Director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. Brown is also the first African American and first anesthesiologist to be elected to all three National Academies. Needless to say that Dr. Emery is one of the smartest individuals we've ever had on our Podcast, and a true hero of our time who works every day to make this world a better place for all of us. It was an honor talking to him about anesthesiology and neuroscience, I recommend you to sit back, take notes and listen carefully. Enjoy!
March 19, 2019
KWC #025 Joe Quirk
Joe Quirk is a very well-known and respected American writer (author), novelist, as well as an Ambassador for the non-profit organisation called the Seasteading Institute. He opens up his mind as we talk about this Project in detail, and his experiences with education in general, and how those helped shape the character he represents today. Joe made this one of the most beautiful KWC conversations we've ever recorded, and we recommend not only listening to his words but also reading them, in his newest book "Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians". Enjoy! P.S. This and other books, can be found on our website under the new page called: Book Club. Check it out!
March 6, 2019
KWC #024 Mike Spadier
Mike Spadier is an expert in marketing, who owns a company called "Heart of the Sun", where he also works at right now. He started his journey while working at Onnit.com with Aubrey Marcus and Joe Rogan as a marketing agent, creator and manager, in two previous occasions. We talk about the process of dropping out of College and taking a gap year, as Mike shares his experience, as well as his previous jobs and interactions with marketing, branding in general and other very useful related ideas. Enjoy!
February 22, 2019
KWC #023 William von Hippel
William von Hippel is a scientist and professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a very open-minded, eloquent and educated individual, having received his Doctors degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan. Today, he is an evolutionary psychologist and author of the book "The Social Leap", which I recommend and which we talk about during the Podcast. His work has been featured in "The New York Times", "USA Today", "The Australian" and many other. I had a great time talking about all subjects that peaked my interest from his field of research, in a classic KWC, one hour-long Podcast. Enjoy!
February 15, 2019
KWC #022 Trace Rucarean
Trace Rucarean is another colleague of mine who is employed by (my former company) Sungrade Solar, and probably has the most fun job in our company (his words). He is very successful, open-minded and a one-man show in terms of everything digital that happens in our company. We had a great time talking about Cryptocurrencies, young people working in the present time, and automation of everything around us, especially job-related. Enjoy!
February 5, 2019
KWC #021 Vineet Verma
Vineet Verma is a very successful and charismatic person, originally from India but currently working here in California as a screenwriter, producer, editor, 2D and 3D animator. His projects include work with Stella Artois, Glamour Magazine, GQ Magazine, Yahoo, Christian Louboutin, Nine West and he has written and directed the TV Series "Stitch" starring Michael Wright and Harry Lennix. He was very fun to talk to, and has a love for storytelling which he demonstrates during our interview many times. Enjoy!
January 31, 2019
KWC #020 Scooter Downey
Scooter Downey is a very interesting, young, up-and-coming film director and writer, who is known for his work in "It's in the Blood" (2012), "Elixir" (2015) - writer and "Hoaxed" (2019) - director. "Hoaxed" is a newly released documentary, which he co-directed with Jon du Toit, with the help of famous Mike Cernovich as Producer. It is easily one of the best documentaries I have seen in a really long time, which left a very hard impression after watching. Listen to us talk about the film, religion, and his young career and education, and of course watch it yourself. Enjoy!
January 25, 2019
KWC #019 Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost Bitcoin and open Blockchain experts. It was really an honor and privilege, to do our weekly "open and relaxed" conversation with him. We talk about Bitcoin in particular, it "not dying" and having more and more involvement in our society and life's everyday activities. He is a true professional and a real expert in his field, someone we can all take notes from, delivering one of the longest and most electrifying KWC Podcast dialogues so far. Enjoy!
January 18, 2019
KWC #018 Kupah James
Kupah James is a very talented and successful young individual, working primarily as a Celebrity DJ, with some his previous experiences involving events organised by the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Childrens Museum, AOL, Google, Expedia and even former president Bill Clinton. He also operates as a very well-known Dance/Fitness instructor and model, achieving the same level of success. You had the opportunity to meet Kupah in Season 11 (2015) of The Bachelorette TV show, where he appeared as a contestant. A true source of positive energy, inspiration, and a great person to have a conversation with. Enjoy!
January 12, 2019
KWC #017 Juan Agustin Marquez
Juan Agustin Marquez is a four-time Emmy awarded filmmaker, best known for his documentaries 100,000, The Last Colony and his national music TV show: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla. Juan's continued commitment to the arts, entertainment and education has earned him a spot as one of today's top Latino filmmakers, and we were very honored to have him on the show. Enjoy!
January 6, 2019
KWC #016 Seamus McNally
Seamus McNally is an award-winning director and acting coach for film and television in New York City, he also serves actors at the top of their field in delivering some of their most convincing, nuanced work, often with very little time to prepare (Orange is the New Black, Vinyl, Alex Haley’s Roots and more). He is currently working at another acting school and directing a fascinating documentary about a tragic miscarriage of justice within the Spanish legal system. Enjoy! P.S. The oversea connection gave us a hard time in terms of audio quality, so we're sorry about that.
December 23, 2018
KWC #015 Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz is a fellow colleague of mine who co-hosts two Podcasts at the moment, one being Bookworm with Joe Buhlig and The Free Agents with David Sparks. He is an author as well, his book "Thou Shalt Hustle" is an excellent example of what content he focuses on as a producer and reader. Definitely one of the best conversations we've had on KWC lately. Enjoy!
December 18, 2018
KWC #014 Zain Jan
Zain Jan is first and foremost, my friend, and one of the first guest speakers to be featured on the KWC Podcast. A lot has happened in the past 12 months since he was on the show. We are focusing on communication in general, and how important it is for the success of everything, and everyone around us. Hope you agree. Enjoy!
December 13, 2018
KWC #012 Dr. Andy Galpin
Andy Galpin has a Masters degree in Human Movement Sciences, and Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics. A professor of Kinesiology at the Center for Sport Performance at CSU, he is also the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Lab. In addition, he is the co-author of UNPLUGGED with Brian Mackenzie and Phil White, and co-hosts the Body of Knowledge podcast. Enjoy!
December 3, 2018
KWC #011 Nathan Ogden
Nathan Ogden is a very special individual, introduced to us through our mutual friend and former guest Devin Thorpe. Nathan truly represents perseverance. He has a unique life story to share with us, battling through the toughest of injuries and surviving, emerging as an author and a real hero of our time. Enjoy!
November 27, 2018
KWC #010 Christopher Stare
Christopher Stare is the last one in our series of guests from the Libertarian party, he is a candidate for the California State Assembly representing District 51, running in the General elections on November 6.. He has a PhD in Cognition and Neural Systems from the University of Arizona, and has done research on the biological bases of learning, memory, and sleep. Enjoy!
November 1, 2018
KWC #009 Mimi Robson
Mimi Robson is a Civil Engineer, with the majority of her projects revolving around repairing and reinforcing commercial buildings, that have been damaged by earthquakes, fire, wind and severe weather. She is also the Chairman of the Libertarian Party and was running as a candidate for the 70th District State Assembly. Enjoy!
October 27, 2018
KWC #008 Devin Thorpe
Devin Thorpe really is deeply optimistic, he is an author, educator and speaker, who calls himself a "Champion of Social Good". His experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and mortgage broker earned him a keynote speech at the United Nations. His books on using money for good, personal finance, crowdfunding and corporate social responsibility were read over 1 million times, while his YouTube channel has over 1000 videos. Enjoy!
October 20, 2018
KWC #007 Zoltan Istvan
Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian futurist, journalist, transhumanist and a political activist. He was a reporter and writer for the National Geographic Channel, Wired, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, his writings and ideas have appeared on Yahoo News, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Beast and other media sites. He was a candidate in the 2018 California gubernatorial elections, and the US Presidential elections of 2016, as a member of the Libertarian Party. A great man, and a great mind. Enjoy! P.S. I recommend reading his book "The Transhumanist Wager".
October 16, 2018
KWC #006 Johnny Beehner
Johnny Beehner has made his network television debut as one of the last comedians to appear on the “Late Show“ with David Letterman. He has made numerous appearances on FOX’s “Laughs” television show, on AXS tv’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” and on XM/Sirius Satellite radio. A father of two (soon three), he really is an awesome guy. You will definitely see me at his next show in LA. Enjoy!
October 8, 2018
KWC #005 Nick Jovicic
Nick Jovicic is a very interesting and successful young man. He has lived on 3 continents, studies machine engineering and has worked in the automotive industry. He has some great start-up ideas and cool engineering facts to share. Enjoy! P.S. We are sorry about the audio issues that we had with this one, hope you still enjoy it and this will be taken care of in the future.
October 4, 2018
KWC #004 Aaron Katz
Aaron Katz is a legendary solar entrepreneur, who has founded 3 solar companies and is currently the CEO of (my former company) Sungrade Solar. With 9 years of experience in the turbulent residential solar industry Aaron has unique insight that is valuable for entrepreneurs at any stage of their career. Enjoy!
March 4, 2018
KWC #003 Zain Jan
Zain Jan, a colleague and friend of mine, who was recently featured in the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, has achieved remarkable success for his young age. I ask him about his college experience and what it took to get him to where he is today. Enjoy!
March 4, 2018
KWC #002 Andrew Zambetti
Andrew Zambetti is currently the senior sales manager of (my former company) Sungrade Solar overseeing the development of 4 sales offices and 65 salespeople around California. I start my professional interviewing career by asking him about his unique college experience. Enjoy!
March 4, 2018
KWC #001 Introduction to the Podcast
The very first episode on Knowledge Without College! I started back in November and fought the resistance for months to deliver this just for you.
March 4, 2018