Hunter Drew will not be unfamiliar to many of my listeners, but for those who don't know him yet, you're in for a treat.
It was very easy to talk to Hunter, and he wears his heart on his sleeve, which is why it's so easy to see that he's got a great heart underneath all that beard.
We talked responsibility, friendship, removing poison from your life, and a wide array of other subjects. It was, as Hunter puts it, "a farmer's market" of useful ideas and concepts mixed in with plenty of real life and real talk (I wish you really would burn my clothes). This kind of free-flowing but impactful conversation is what the Logocentrifugal Podcast is all about.
Tune in and enjoy the ramblings of a madman, and Hunter Drew.
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Will Wilson is a dude I connected with on Twitter due to our mutual friend Garrett "Ginger Hitler" Dailey, and I'm glad we did.
Twice Will is a young dude, but he's got a good head on his shoulders and has a number of things going for him that most do not, especially at such a young age.
We talk business, philosophy, politics, capitalism, and more in this very conversational podcast. One thing that struck me about Will's approach is his willingness to speak his mind combined with his willingness to clearly state that he might be wrong. This is a hard skill to develop for many, and to have it in your twenties is rare indeed.
I quite enjoyed my conversation with Twice Will, and I think you will too. Tune in and check out a man with a plan that's already underway.
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Tertius Printing and Apparel
J-Hotz, AKA Jordan Dixon-Hamilton, AKA Patriot J, AKA etc... is a young man with a very bright future.
Between law school, making music, developing an online presence and multiple digital income streams, J has a lot going on, and he seems to be doing it with ease and style.
We talked about the nature of the law, narrative, pattern recognition, collectivism vs individualism and a lot more. For a dude not even in his mid-twenties, Jordan has an impressive depth of knowledge and a good sense of the world.
In this conversation, I play the perplexed old man with occasional insights and J-Hotz plays the hip youngster well-versed in the modern means and methods. It was a good chance for me to understand the perspectives of the "Always Had Internet and 9/11" crowd a little better, and I restrained myself from yelling at him to get off my lawn.
Tune in for a very insightful conversation with a very promising young man.
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Chris, AKA The Primal Man, who's mysterious last name is secret even to one such as I (it isn't), is exceedingly sharp.
He's got a very clear-headed approach to life, and has made himself a success on a number of fronts, one of which is being a compelling podcast guest. We talked about the evolutionary mechanisms behind attention and physiological adaptation, and how those can be leveraged into useful practices in your day-to-day life.
In addition to that, we covered things like networks, public speaking, obsession and competition, and plenty more.
We also talked about Chris's nipples, and why he decided to stop showing them to the world.
This was another instance of very dense and hard-hitting conversation in a relatively short amount of time, and there is much here you would do well to take notes and and explore further.
Want more from Chris?
Primal Eating Ebook
The Primal Ebook Trilogy
Stephen Storey was a pleasure to talk with.
He's a world traveling, skill building, language learning man who loves to help others become closer to their ideal selves through teaching and mentorship.
This was an excellent conversation, and Stephen delivers on a whole host of subjects including competition, dedication, transformation and lots more besides. I had a great time in this conversation, and I've developed a great appreciation for the man after having the opportunity to have this long chat with him.
There's a ton of value in this conversation for anybody with ears to listen. I found myself smiling almost the whole time, either because of Stephen's winning personality or because I could identify so strongly with the principles he was advocating for.
Ready to get better? Listen in.
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Huntsman is me pal.
He also a very intelligent dude, and writes thoughtfully. I appreciate that, and through developing an appreciation for his viewpoints, I've grown to have a lot of respect for the man.
That's why I invited him on the podcast. He and I are part of a small group of people who are paying close attention to the threads of stories playing out and seeking to deduce how far back the thread goes into the past, and the pattern of the weave in the future.
We talk a bit about ideas like that in this episode, but the emphasis was more on how one might better prepare themselves to thrive in the world and ways of looking at the world that bring additional layers of understanding within your grasp. There is a lot of content in this conversation that will get you thinking.
Huntsman demonstrates his uncommonly lucid thinking and speaking ability in this episode, and if you can listen half as well as he can speak, you're going to learn a lot.
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Ed Latimore is a smart dude, and has had a lot more success using social media and the digital domain to build a solid foundation from which to live his life than almost anybody else.
Most of you listening to this podcast will already have a pretty good idea who Ed is and what he does. Many of you will have developed your own opinion about the man as well, and it's no surprise, given that he's one of the more prominent figures in the self-improvement realm of Twitter and elsewhere on the internet.
I'd suggest you suspend your previous judgements and thoughts regarding the man and just give this episode a listen with fresh ears. Ed is a caring dude, and he's living a life that is heavy in the gratitude department. He's delivering a message that is primarily focused on doing hard things and becoming more than you are.
Are either of those concepts new? Nope.
Are they both necessary right now as much as, if not more than, ever? Damn right, and Ed Latimore delivers.
Listen in as we talk about generational positioning, strategic approaches to the digital paradigm, strengthening your baseline metrics and a lot more.
Want more from Ed?
Skip Conover is a gentleman who I discovered due to my friends Steafan Fox and Ole Jim-Bob Dowling having a conversation with him.
I invited Mr. Conover on the podcast because of expertise in Jungian psychology, and because he seems to have a thoughtful approach to the content he publishes. It was a great conversation and we took a lot of interesting scenic views as we went. I had some family business to attend to, so we ended the conversation a bit suddenly, and I'll have Skip back on again to continue the discussion.
However, there is certainly plenty here for you to enjoy. We talk about balance, logos and chaos, where Skip sees Dr. Jordan Peterson making some errors in nuance and a lot more.
Get ready to challenge your presuppositions.
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Dr. Jake is one of the few people I've met online and then met in the physical realm.
I was pleased to make his acquaintance. He's a good dude, and we met up at a Kurt Vile concert, and then again for lunch.
I wanted to have him on for several reasons, but one of them is the importance he places upon his family life. It takes a smart and dedicated person to become a doctor, and it is also very expensive to go through all the schooling. Many times many doctors feel so burdened by $100K+ in debt, that they don't start a family until very late, or they neglect the duties at home in favor of the career.
This is understandable not just through the monetary lens, but also because helping people recover from or prevent debilitating injury and/or illness is a very satisfying and rewarding career.
Dr. Jake Veigel is no different in that sense. He loves having the opportunity to be able to assist top performers to become even better, and to help those will physical limitations obstructing their dreams to be able to remove or mitigate those limitations in order to live a more fulfilling life. I think most people can see how the satisfaction in doing so could end up sucking you in deeper, perhaps, than it is wise to allow.
That's why I find it particularly honorable that Dr. Jake has made sure to prioritize family time and to limit his work life to allow for an appropriate paternal presence in his home.
We discuss family, adventure, balance and keys to long-term satisfaction and life-long engagement.
Listen in for some very important lessons on life from a man who has the experience and legitimacy to offer them.
Want more from Dr. Jake Veigel?
Mr. the Don was a pleasure to speak with.
He's a dude who's chosen a unique path, combining the impactful teachings of people like Jordan Peterson, Jocko Willink, Frank Herbert, Alan Watts and more with the powerful emotional response brought about by music to create a symphonic synthesis which promotes the integration of the information in a truly profound way.
Referred to as Meaningwave, this unique blend of spoken word and trancelike music has been gaining a lot of momentum in the self-improvement and self-actualization communities, and Akira is the progenitor of the genre.
He puts out new music constantly, and is committed to continuing the journey.
In addition to all that, as we spoke during the podcast, I continually found myself amused at the fact that the ideas and even some of the phrasing coming out of Akira's mouth was exactly the same as so much of the work that I've done in an attempt to serve the people I interact with.
So of course, given our alignment of ideas and perspectives, I think he's a genius and a gentleman.
It was great to have the chance to learn from a man who is rapidly becoming a massive inspiration to thousands upon thousands of people across the world, and I'm grateful he took the time to share some of his light with you and I.
Ready, set, go.
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This episode did not go smoothly.
I'm publishing it anyway to demonstrate my imperfections, and to allow you to have a more realistic view of who I am.
It started well enough, but that didn't last.
Firstly, though I had intended to stop this episode from turning into a tirade on the foolishness and malevolence of collectivism, it became just that because I failed to play the role of devil's advocate effectively.
But, most significantly, as the end of the episode was approaching, I asked Sean about sacrifice and honor in the context of his service in our nation's military.
He did not appreciate it, and, after letting me know that he did not, he left the podcast abruptly.
I continued to record, offered some thoughts and then signed off.
If you're not into rants about the perils of collectivism, or unresolved conflict, then you might want to skip this one.
A final thought:
I harbor no ill will towards Sean for the way this conversation went, and though it was not my intent to create conflict, I did. Perhaps I failed to communicate well, perhaps Sean has psychological obstacles that will not allow any sort of conversation that touches on these themes, or perhaps it is both.
Either way, I'm grateful to Sean for coming on the podcast, and for sharing his thoughts, and I hope that you'll give him the benefit of the doubt just as I hope you'll grant me the same.
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Jamie Combs is a cool dude.
He created a framework called 4Games that was a synthesis of many tools and perspectives he'd gathered during his time in business school and from being involved in high-level business development all over the world.
He knew that much of the information out there was useful, but there was something lacking.
What he wanted was an easy and accurate way to place the relevant information into the appropriate place at the correct time, and to have a holistic way of looking at both life and business that anybody could put into use.
That's what 4Games does, and that's what he came to talk about.
The system is deceptively simple, but once you begin to the the way that it overlays so seamlessly into your current model, you'll appreciate the usefulness of the tool.
Jamie is a successful businessman, and has a whole foods company based in the UK. He came to share this system, not because he want to sell you anything, but because he wants to help others succeed, and has a genuine excitement for the world that could be built if more people were able to build their dreams.
This will be a great episode in particular for those who struggle with understanding what to do when and why.
Want more from Jamie?
Natural Balance Foods
First things first:
On May 7, 2019 a tragedy struck.
Freya Larsen, who was my sister-in-law's best friend, faced her boyfriend, who held a pistol level with her forehead from approximately a foot away.
He pulled the trigger once, and delivered Freya a fatal gunshot wound to the head.
Adding to the tragedy, she was well educated in such matters, having served as a social worker in child and family services. She knew the signs, and had even helped friends and family to remove themselves from violent and otherwise abusive relationships in the past.
Nevertheless, even after multiple incidents of physical abuse before that fateful day, she stayed in one herself, and the cost for doing so was her life.
I say this not in judgement, for it is far from my place to do so, but to highlight that even one who knew all the rules, the signs and the potential outcomes of such a relationship could find themselves within the same cycle of abuse that is far more common that anyone would like to admit.
That's why this episode of the podcast exists.
I felt the need to honor her legacy of service, and fighting for those with no voice, by doing what I could to help educate and inform people about how these kinds of things happen, what to look for in your relationships and in those of your loved ones, how to best prevent yourself from entering into a similar situation and what to do should you find yourself already in one.
So, I reached out to my friend Jeremy Fox. He is a licensed therapist, and was already scheduled to come on the podcast, but when Freya was murdered, I reached out to him and asked if he would be alright with changing the focus of this conversation to one which would serve to help people gain a better understanding of relationships and the problems that can arise within them.
He was very gracious in his consent, and brought his thoughtfulness and expertise to the table with great care.
There are many resources which are mentioned in the show, and Jeremy was kind enough to send me a list to give you guidance on pursuing them if you're interested. You'll find that below.
I'm very grateful to Jeremy for his help in creating this episode to aid in honoring the legacy of Freya Larsen.
Want more from Jeremy?
And here is the promised list of resources:
Literature Review for Jeremy Fox LPC Logocentrifugal podcast appearance (5.25.19)
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find- and Keep- Love
by Amir Levine, MD and Rachel S.F. Heller, MA
I Hate You-- Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
by Jerold J. Kreisman
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder
by Paul T. Mason, MS and Randi Kreger
Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy (“compassionate communication” model of conversation)
by Andrew Newberg, MD and Mark Robert Waldman
Resources for female abuse survivors:
Resources for male abuse survivors:
Find an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist:
Find a local chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness):
Vaillant's categorization of defense mechanisms (search for further information)
Paul was a pleasure to talk to.
We've been pals for awhile now, and I've watched his following grow into that rare 10K+ range on Twitter. He did this by honing his delivery of simple truths in a way that people have felt an easy connection to.
Paul's emphasis in delivering content is to focus in on social dynamics and thoughtful interactions that begin with being thoughtful and having a good relationship with yourself. This message resonates with many people, and it should come as no surprise, given the ease of connection but the lack of physical interactions with other people.
By guiding your attention to the musings of the stoics in easily digestible and highly relatable snippets, and by tying that in with perspectives and tools to allow for more positive interactions, Paul has built a reputation as one of the most promising young men in the self-improvement realm, and has a bright future before him.
Join in on his journey, and learn what you can from the man, because soon it's going to be $1000 to attend his seminars, but you get to jump in for free here on the Logocentrifugal Podcast.
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Stacii Lewis has led a wild life.
From childhood tragedy to adolescent confusion to early adulthood foolishness to mature adulthood redemption, this is a story that will hit you hard. Stacii has bee through it all, but he emerged from it all with a smile on his face and a message in his heart.
In this episode, I give the reigns to Stacii and let him cover his life story from the time he was a baby until the time he was apprehended by law enforcement after a string of decisions which would land him in prison for 21 years.
Instead of getting out and resuming the same old habits, or hiding out in a private life of resentment and fear, Stacii has done the uncommon and chosen to step into the light and set the example for those who have very few.
Now an Author, a frequent guest on television, radio and podcasts, and a speaker who engages with at risk people, Stacii is paving a new path forward for those who so often continue on in imprisonment, even after they are released, by maintaining a prison of the mind.
Listen in to a fascinating story, and learn what you can along the way. I'll have Stacii back on fairly soon to take a little time to ask him some questions and to get some perspective, but for now, just sit back and listen.
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The Universe Thru My Eyes
Jack Posobiec, "Poso" if you're part of the team, is a seemingly unstoppable force in the world of political influence, and his nearly half-a-million followers on Twitter can attest to that.
Before I get into it, be advised that the audio on this episode is a bit noisier than usual, because we recorded this episode while Jack was commuting through a noisy Washington, DC. Don't let that deter you.
I became interested in Jack for the second half of the term 'political influence,' because i stumbled across him as I was beginning my research into the mechanisms and influence that narrative has on both our individual lives and the broader cultural impact.
What I saw was much of what I'd been researching at play, and with a very high-degree of impact. It's one thing to read the research on narrative and memetic warfare to be found in the "filetype:pdf" searches on Google, and quite another to see someone using the tools within the research with great effect.
So, I bought Jack's book 4D Warfare to see what I might learn. What I read was easily understood, was tied to real-world examples, and delivered a set of tools and perspectives which could be considered the starter guide to narrative warfare.
I reached out to Poso because I wanted to dive into some of the mechanics behind the headlines, and to understand how a notable player in the Story Wars decided which battles to fight and what strategies to employ.
He did not disappoint.
This episode is as dense as granite with tools and tactics to enhance your own ability to wage narrative war, even if it is only to wage it against the narratives that have infiltrated your own life.
But, if you were so inclined and listened carefully, you'd have an understanding of how to begin to take the fight to the opposition.
Either way, if you're picking up what was put down in this short but powerful episode, you're never going to see the world the same way again.
Want more from Jack?
One America News Network
Jordan Casstles is a good friend of mine.
We connected early on in my Twitter emergence with the common goal of freeing the minds of those who were being destroyed by their romance with nihilism.
Along the way, Jordan, in an attempt to assume the mantle of such an one and reason his way back out, nearly lost himself to the siren's song of meaninglessness.
Nearly, but not actually.
His reemergence from the pit, though not his first such journey, left him with an abiding fascination with the nature of meaning, the connection to the human experience and a desire to connect the stories of our past with the predicaments and triumphs of this modern life.
In this episode, we dive into the Luciferian archetype, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kabbalistic Judaism, and what can be inferred by the divisions and commonalities that can be derived from this comparative examination.
Keep in mind, we're both rather heretical when it comes to these matters, so take what you hear with a grain of salt.
Always take what you hear with a grain of salt.
Get ready for an opportunity to gain a measure of enlightenment.
Want more from Jordan?
Too bad there isn't more for you, but you can find the essay mentioned on my blog right here.
If you're ready to write your own destiny, I can help:
Doe Doobs and I shared a very cool experience.
You might think this is a tall-tale, but I assure you it is not. I reached out to Doe inquiring whether he wanted to come on the podcast.
He said, "I spoke this into existence! YES!"
When I asked him what he meant, he explained that he'd been paying attention to the growth of my podcast, and had been impressed by the caliber of guests I was beginning to draw in, and made it a personal goal to come on the podcast.
See? Pretty cool right?
The episode we recorded together was one which fully met and exceeded the expectations we each had given the synchronous nature of its origination.
Race, politics, narrative, very personal histories, wealth, and soap were just some of the topics discussed in this episode. Get ready for some deep discourse here, and be prepared to take notes.
It was a pleasure to have Doe on, and it will be a pleasure for you to learn from him.
Want more from Doe?
Stop Being Poor Volumes I & II
Ready to unlock your genius?
Asad is me pal.
We've had a relationship on Twitter for a few months now, and what initially drew me to him was the fact that he could deliver useful content in regards to e-commerce and entrepreneurial mindset, and in the next breath make me laugh at his sardonic wit.
You can probably see, if you've interacted with me on Twitter at all, why I would befriend such an one.
This episode with Asad is a true treasure, especially if you're wanting to get a start on creating something for yourself, or if you're in the beginning stages of your journey with a side-hustle or online business.
We discuss mindset, expectations, time-management and a whole slew of critical tools and ideas you'll need to consider when striking out on your own.
Even if you're already well along into your journey of entrepreneurship, this episode will serve to reinforce and remind you of the things you need to have in your life, as well as those you don't, in order to stay the course and succeed over the long term.
Want more from Asad?
Ready to level up your brain game?
Brendon Marotta spent 6+ years making a film, which is in itself rather extraordinary, but add that to the fact this film is a documentary taking a look at the issues surrounding the practice of circumcision, and you've got something truly remarkable.
Going into this episode, I have to admit, I wasn't sure where it was going to go, or what kind of conversation it would be.
I was honestly pretty stunned.
I've had an opinion around this issue for some time, but it was never something that I thought about deeply, and to find someone so well informed and passionate around the practice, I was startled into awareness of a tension and movement that I had no idea existed.
Brendon is a dude with a lot of heart, and his interest lies in developing the ability for people to understand and experience the emotions and effects that the practice of circumcision brings up in themselves and the people around them.
It was a fascinating conversation, and I guarantee you'll come away having learned a great deal about a subject that, for the vast majority of people, is something normally avoided and rarely brought to light.
Tune in and deepen your understanding of the issue, and of people in general.
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Dennis Michael Hynes is a gift to you.
He's a man who's put in the years to prove that he knows what he's talking about, and has the life and the physicality to prove it.
Dennis is physically stronger and more conditioned than most men half his age in today's weak and undisciplined world, though, he would have been anyway, given what a savage he is.
This was a great conversation, and we had a good time talking with each other. Along the way we share a great many personal anecdotes, sometimes doing the work of extracting the relevant principles, sometimes leaving that for you to do.
That being said, there's everything in this podcast you need to understand about building a strong body to last the rest of your life, about building a strong mind to stay engaged the rest of your life, and to build a great life with the strength that you embody.
It was an honor and a pleasure to learn from an elder warrior, and I suggest you listen with an open ear and a humble heart.
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What if there was a dude who had read all the philosophy, and heard all the arguments, and spent a couple decades distilling and refining them into both a deep philosophical framework and a collection of digestible platitudes and principles?
Enter Liberty Bill.
Get your dictionary ready, and keep a pen and pad handy, this is an episode that requires some mental fortitude.
Bill is a philosopher, and a hyper intelligent man, who has been crafting a work called The Heroic Ethic. He'll do a sufficient job of unpacking an introduction to his philosophy, but you'll need to pay attention. That is, if you want to understand the why and not just the what.
If you're good with blindly following rules, there's three great ones you can find within this episode.
I could've talked to Bill for many more hours, and I will in the future, but for now, introduce yourself to his philosophy and discover just how stubborn my natural inclinations are as we parse out some of the points.
Want more from Bill?
Alli Covington was a recommendation from a previous guest, Max "Max Pander" Panzer.
It was a great recommendation.
Alli is highly intelligent and motivated, and has a powerful blend of science, finance, and health underpinning the works she creates.
Between raising kids, authoring a fitness algorithm, writing a book and helping people manage their finances, Alli takes the time to share her wisdom with us here.
This episode will enlighten you in a number of ways, and we even find time to discuss God and divine purpose.
Tune in and get some knowledge.
Want more from Alli?
Want to follow Merlin's advice?
Steafan Fox is a fascinating boyo.
I befriended Steafan several months ago, due both to his association with a couple other friends of mine and his unique and interesting music, and it's been a rewarding experience.
The man has much to say in the realms of archetypal psychology, religion, and the nature of reality, and we got into all of that in this episode.
Listen in as we explore the war of the Gods, the fundamental questions of our time, with a couple jokes sprinkled here and there.
This episode is a bit different than the others, but there's much to be gained from the listening, if for no other reason than the dulcet tones of his smooth Irish voice.
Want more from Steafan?
Want to follow Merlin's Advice?
Nick Lowary is a dude I connected with on twitter because of two things:
1) I like his dark sense of humor
2) I always like to support and learn from people who set out to do something uncommon and difficult, and succeed
I'm referring to Ground Shark Coffee Co on that second item on the list.
Nick started a coffee company in August of 2018, with a partner, and has just crossed the line into profitability. That in itself is quite remarkable, but the more remarkable thing about it is that he's no even knocking on the door of 30 years old yet.
That's not usual.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this episode, because most of our interactions before this podcast had been of the comedic variety, but I figured being such a motivated feller that I'd be able to squeeze some usefulness out of him.
I didn't have to squeeze.
Nick delivered. Whether tools for mindset, platitudes to get you motivated, passion to help you get yours flowing, and more.
Listen in and enjoy a powerful episode.
Want more from Nick?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GroundSharkCC https://twitter.com/NickLowary
Websites: https://groundsharkcoffee.com/ https://nicholaslowary.com/
Want to follow Merlin's advice?
Victor is one of my dearest friends from Twitter. I even did an impersonation of him one time, and I made him seem as gay as possible. He laughed, and we stayed friends.
That's not why I invited him on the podcast. I invited him on the podcast because he's a too-smart-for-his-own-good type of dude, and he's got some skills that are very useful and marketable in this age of the internet.
He's also got a unique and fascinating way of looking at the world.
We had a great conversation that rolled with that easy cadence that friends have, but we got into a vast array of subjects and pulled out all kinds of useful thoughts and perspectives along the way.
This episode is a journey, and it's a journey where I may have had a couple drinks before we started, and there may be quite a few uses of the word "fuck" and it's derivatives.
Want more from Victor?
Victor's Quick 162
Want to take up Merlin's Advice?
John "Jew Fro" Guiffré (Yep, he got two quote-encased monikers) is a brilliant young man.
Between a knack for comedic expression and a burning desire to make something of himself, something that will positively and profoundly affect the lives of others, he's rapidly becoming a very unique blend of some uncommon traits.
You know I like uncommon traits.
I invited John to the podcast because he was recommended to me by Garrett Dailey, James P. Dowling and Steafan Fox, all of whom have been or will be on the podcast, and all of whom helped to found the AION Media Company with me. Hard to pass up a recommendation like that.
I was not disappointed. The lad has dreams, and drive, and a set of skills that I believe will allow him to build that dream into reality.
Listen in for a glimpse into the life of one of those guys you're going to feel lucky you knew before he became a cultural giant.
Want more from John?
Compulsive Thinking Podcast (I'll be making an appearance on here soon)
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Atlas is my friend, and one of the first I made on Twitter.
He lives half a world away, and lives a life very different from my own in many ways, but we connected because we both share a passion for family and for making ourselves into the greatest beings we can manage.
In this conversation, we discuss politics, power, influence, strategy, war, greed, and a lot more.
If you've ever wanted an inside view from the halls of power, or wondered what it's like to be an advisor to the throne (literally), then Atlas is your man.
Atlas is a pseudonym, by the way, because African politics isn't like American politics, and putting a face and name to the man would put him at great risk.
This is a powerful episode, and much darker in tone than any of the previous episodes, but it is important to acknowledge the realities of this world, even when they're painful.
Want more from Atlas?
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This was the 30th episode of the Logocentrifugal Podcast, and what a great guest to mark the occasion with.
Sahil Lavingia is the mastermind behind Gumroad.com, the best and easiest platform for content creators to sell their creations.
I asked Sahil to come on the podcast because I use Gumroad to sell my ebooks, and also because I heard him on my friend Jose Rosado's (Jose has been on this podcast too) podcast a while back, and I was impressed by the young man.
Sahil has made himself into a multi-dimensional success by implementing intelligent systems consistently over time. In the podcast we get into many tools and mindsets that he has used to achieve the towering level of success that he's reached, and also much of what he mentors Gumroad creators with on a daily basis.
The man has more conversations with more creators than almost anybody alive, and it would serve you well to listen to the man who has risen so high and assisted so many.
By the way, he's 26 years old.
Want more from Sahil? Go to these places:
Sarabeth is engaged to one of my friends.
Noble Brown, who was one of the first guests on this podcast, is the lucky fellow, and he's the reason that I know of Sarabeth.
He's not the reason that I invited Sarabeth on the podcast. I invited her because she's highly intelligent, successful and quite reasonable in her opinions, but firm on her principles.
I also invited her on the podcast because I wanted a chance to discuss roles and relationships with a representative of the feminine coalition. (Hehe)
It was a very revealing discussion about relationship dynamics, the balancing act of the different sets of attitudes and behaviors for personal and professional settings, effective mentorship, and a lot more
I was enlightened and had a list of things to take home with me after this discussion and I'm grateful for the chance to sit down for a discussion like this.
This episode will be highly valuable to young men who are just beginning to develop their long-term relationships, but will enlighten everybody.
Want more from Sarabeth?
Website (With Noble Brown): http://sociopathletic.com/
YouTube (With Noble Brown): Sociopathletic LLC
Rey Poullard is a man I met through Twitter.
His presence came across my radar when I joined a group with a couple of gentlemen to discuss and apply certain strategies to our Twitter timeline.
I found him to be very intelligent and I liked the things he had to say about the power of stories and the tools he has been able to build around this reality.
So, I invited him on the podcast to have a chat about narrative, memes, popular culture, and how one might analyze these phenomena to enhance one's ability to tell a story that people will want to hear.
It was another excellent episode, and for those with an ear to hear it, there are many levels of conversation occurring throughout the entire episode.
Listen well, my friends, listen well.
Want more from Rey? Go to these places:
Course Creation: Digital Side Door
Alexander Cortes is has done something remarkable.
He created a life for himself, based upon a personal brand and within just the last three years, that has afforded him something profound.
Alexander Cortes wakes up every day free from the demands of someone else's schedule, free to decide what he will do with his day and financially capable of making those things happen.
He is, in short, living the dream.
In this conversation, we talk about some of the ways he made that happen, and how one might do the same. We also talked about what one might do if they did not desire to build a personal brand but still wanted to leverage the opportunities of the digital world.
There's a lot here, I mean a lot, and it would behoove anybody who's interested in learning a whole pile of critical information about building your presence online.
Want more from Alexander? Go to these places:
Chief Chuck Whitworth is an honorable man.
He's also very funny.
He's also a practiced and enthusiastic mentor, and a great friend.
It was great to get to sit down with the Chief and talk about all manner of things, from Twitter to the Navy to Mentorship to Dad-Jokes and beyond, we ran the gamut and in an easy and comfortable manner.
You'll love what you hear, and you'll learn some valuable lessons along the way.
Want more from the Chief? Go to these places:
One of the easiest things as the host of a podcast, especially one dedicated to extracting tools and ideas intended to help you become excellent, is when you come across an exceptional person who needs little prodding to share the wealth of their knowledge.
Dr. Ralph Napolitano is one such man.
With little more than a poke here, a prod there, Dr. Ralph took the baton an ran with it, dropping gem after gem, and all in a relatable and well-reasoned voice.
It was nice getting to know a bit about the past that led up to the man who has taken much of the growth-oriented tribes of Twitter by storm.
You'll learn plenty of down-to-earth and practical avenues to travel, and there're hints at some deeper truths you'll catch if you're a seeker of such things.
Want more from Dr. Ralph? Check these places:
Adam Lane Smith is a great dude with an massive heart.
His name has now also become a drinking game. Every time you hear me say Adam Lane Smith in the podcast, you drink.
I connected with Adam over twitter, where he is equal parts humorous and enlightening. I knew he'd be a great guest, and we lined it up.
When we got rolling, what manifested itself was a conversation pointed directly at those who have significant challenges to overcome in their lives.
Adam works as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and often works with low-income families.
This is as hard as work can be, in some regards, but also as fulfilling as life can be in other ways.
I've been on the other side of the therapy equation, and that is in large part why I'm here offering what I can to you fine folks.
Between us, within this episode, we created a great resource for those looking to find a foundation to build from, and many tools and additional resources were described and named which can help to further the journey.
Those of you who are further down the path, there is still plenty for you to absorb, and it will help to confirm that you're doing the right thing.
By the way, he's written some books, and I suggest you read them.
Want more from Adam Lane Smith? Go here:
Patrice is the first woman to grace the Logocentrifugal Podcast with her presence.
She's set the bar very high.
I connected with Patrice after a recommendation from a previous guest Max Panzer, and I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. Those of you who know me realize that image is not at the top of my list.
That didn't matter in the least. This discussion was a great look into what it takes to develop an online brand, and the trials involved in the development and refinement of the brand.
We talk family, techniques for cooking liver, managing relationships when business and personal worlds become intertwined, and a whole lot more.
If you've ever been interested in developing your own professional presence online, this episode would be an excellent resource for informing your decisions.
Want more from Patrice? Check these places:
Jeff cares about his family.
There's a lot in here for a lot of people who have a misconception about what it means to be a man.
Jeff cares about his beard.
So he made a business out of it.
Here's a dude who's been through some serious turbulence, and instead of holding on to his armrests and waiting for the crash, he jumped off the plane with an untested chute.
It worked, and though it was a rough landing, he hit the ground running.
Learn what it takes to accomplish what it takes when everything that you've worked to build in your life is on the line and there's no second chance.
Learn what it means to love unconditionally and what measures determine the quality of a person.
Want more from Jeff? Check here:
You ever wonder what it's like to start a real brand creating actual products the work well and as described?
I had the privilege of speaking with Johnny Noble about the process he underwent that led him to jump into the cosmetics industry. From there we talked about how he navigated the difficulties and the obstacles that have presented themselves to him along the journey thus far.
Johnny is a thorough and intelligent man, and this will be clear when you listen.
Be sure to pay close attention, because there are some valuable tools all over the place in this episode, not the least of which is a big dish of harsh reality about the amount of effort and dedication it requires to create something from scratch.
Want more from Johnny? Go to these places:
Larry Chiang is a genius.
I don't say that often, because it isn't often true.
This was a remarkable conversation with an utterly incomparable man. I found myself sounding off with laughter and Hmmm's in equal measure, and I never even had the chance to rest on my heels.
There is so much to learn from this episode, and there are keys on many levels. Larry did a remarkable job of relaying information on about 10 different levels simultaneously throughout the entire episode.
I really enjoyed this conversation, and it was fascinating to talk with a dude who's life exists on such a vastly different paradigm than mine.
I must stress this thoroughly:
LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THIS EPISODE
Want more from Larry? Here's how:
@LarryChiang on YouTube Twitter Facebook
Jose is one of my oldest friends from Twitter.
When I joined, he was already fairly popular, but did not have the direction or focus that he does today. Then he jumped into a decision.
What was it?
He decided he wanted to make his money online. So, he set about learning how to do that, and then he started doing the things he learned.
This podcast touches on some of the life and environment that has shaped Jose, and it touches on much of what he does to accomplish his tasks.
It is also the longest episode of the podcast yet.
Want more from Jose? Go to these places:
Ben is my friend, and he's also involved in many of my projects bigly, believe me.
This episode may be a bit too advanced for my more simple-minded Logocentrifigoons, but I'd suggest you listen anyway.
Narrative influence, memetic manipulation, mastery of networking and more are discussed. This was a very interesting conversation to be a part of, and for those with ears to hear it, there is much to be learned from the discussion.
Listen carefully, and enjoy Benjica and I rambling on about brain magick.
Also, my audio on this one is for shit, sorry about that, but it was recorded on some stop-gap equipment that I procured while repairing a damaged computer. Nevertheless, you won't want to miss out on this episode.
Want more from Ben? Go here:
Email List: https://mailchi.mp/fd7c8fd91b31/benjamingjw
Nathan Dean is a great dude.
He's got a huge heart, and it is clear to everyone, including me, that he has kind intentions just pouring out of him. It was a pleasure to sit down with Nate and have a far-ranging discussion over various topics. There's some about money, and family and Twitter and quite a bit more.
By now you know that I like to take these discussions off the beaten trail from time to time, and this episode is no different. What you'll find is a man who's good intentions are backed up with a willingness to serve and an orientation of action all the way down.
There's plenty here to pick up on, and so I hope you'll pay attention. If not, then here's to learning by osmosis.
Want more from mi amigo Nate? Go to these places:
Financial Legacy: Holy Shift!
Billy Red Horse is a special kind of man.
If you know much about me, then you know that I can appreciate a man who has moved through some serious darkness to be able to arrive on the other side stronger and wiser.
My friend Red Horse is one such man, and he's got a couple-few decades on top of my three+ to add to and amplify the experience. He's got a heart of gold, but don't confuse the Gentleman Mystic for being a weak man.
There's not much I feel like I need to say about this episode. Just strap in and collect all the wisdom that's placed in your path. You're guaranteed to encounter something useful for you.
Want More From Billy Red Horse?
Lectures on the 4 Noble Truths:
3rd and 4th
I walk you through a brief history of my social media trajectory, and talk about many great opportunities that have been granted to me after I committed to engaging in the process of delivering my message.
This was a great conversation.
Me pal Bryan Sharpe, aka Hotep Jesus, is a very intelligent and thoughtful gentleman.
This conversation is very special for those interested in how you can develop an authentic online persona that and still be able to channel influence and create an impact.
We cover things like being genuine, relationships, how to manage your attention, business opportunities, even parenting. There's a reason that Hotep Jesus has the massive and engaged following that he does, and that's because he conducts himself thoughtfully, intelligently, and genuinely.
This is a great opportunity to note the difference between someone who's been in the public eye for some time (Bryan) vs. someone who has only recently entered it (me).
Where I'm rather dorky and rough, Bryan Sharpe conducts himself as his surname might suggest.
Want more from Hotep Jesus?
Book: Dominate Twitter
Aedonis was a very easy dude to talk with.
Here's a young man with some potential in action.
A freelance copywriter who's also developing some e-commerce skills, we talked about some of the keys to making a lifestyle like this work for you, and the differences between those who are able to do it and those who are not.
This was a wide ranging conversation, but I think this episode will be of particular value to those seeking to begin their journey into the online business landscape.
Learn to code? Maybe, but first, learn to write copy.
Want more from Aedonis?
P.D. Mangan was a pleasure to speak with.
His mind is admirably sharp, even at the ripe old age of 60-something, and his mission is even more admirable:
Spread the good word about the revelations and revolutions in our scientific understanding of nutrition and exercise, and how to build a lifestyle based upon these best practices.
We talk about that some, of course, but in this conversation we talk more about systemic factors, philosophical matters underlying the pathologies of the modern medical profession, and other fancy-pants sounding terms.
But we do it in a way that you'll easily understand, and also in a way that will deliver buckets of gold to your brains.
Want more from P.D. Mangan?
Fury is a fascinating dude.
Thant's not his real name, in case you're wondering, and I do know his real name too, in case you're wondering that too, but I will not be revealing it here, in case you were wondering that as well.
We talk about living a life as someone who used to live as a bitch, and now lives as an adventurer.
We talk about what it's like being of asian descent in a land of blond-haired blue-eyed giants.
We talk about Quadka Life.
Tune in for an entertaining look inside the life of a fascinating man.
Want more from Fury?
Bobby is a genuine dude.
I had a great time talking with him, and I felt like our conversation was smooth and easy.
Bobby's been through some shit, and his ability to open up about it and to extract lessons from it are uncommon, even less common is his ability to package those lessons into the written word and transmit them to people who need those same lessons in their own life.
It was a pleasure talking with Bobby, and you'd have to be oblivious to miss out on all the treasure this episode has to offer.
Want More From Bobby? Go to these places:
Book: The Code
Want More From Me? Here be:
Email List: Here
Books: Uncommon Mentality / Uncommonly Strong / The 5 Pillars of the Ascendant Mind
Joe is a great dude.
He's my friend on Twitter, and he even has my phone number, which he's used a couple times, which makes him an actual friend too.
We talk a lot about the ways in which wrong-headed thinking can be a hindrance in your life, and Joe enlighten's us on what can happen when you stick to principles, confront problems head-on, and develop a winning attitude.
This was a great conversation, and there's a tone of goodness ready and waiting for you here.
Want more from Joe? Clicky-Click:
The Art of Flipping
Want more from me? Here be:
The 5 Pillars of the Ascendant Mind
Tanei is a cool dude.
He holds a PHD in organic chemistry, and is well-versed in the laws of attraction and vibration.
What you get in this interview is an opportunity to see how a mind of science and a heart of faith combine to create a man who's purpose drives him to offer value to the world.
My awkwardness in hosting is also made clear in this episode, as at times I seem like Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney on SNL, but Tanei's patience and benevolence are given an opportunity to shine through in these moments, so I guess it worked out.
Give it a go, I think you'll really get a lot out of this episode.
Want More From Tanei? Here you go:
His Email List
Tanei's Organic Chemistry Resources
And More From Me? Here you go again:
The 5 Pillars of the Ascendant Mind
Max is a solid dude.
He hails from an older generation than I, and has a lot of wisdom and insight to offer, and he does it like a punch to the face.
Notice I didn't call him old.
Max goes hard, with his writing and with his workouts, and takes care to eat well.
We talked about how one recovers from a personal storm and comes out the other side harder and stronger.
Want more from Max Panzer? Here's how:
Ryan is a friend of mine, but he's also among my teachers.
He was one of the first people to befriend me when I joined the online ranks.
His presence online is well known and well loved, and his rocket-powered rise on Twitter has been something to watch.
We talk about a lot of things in this episode, and there are gems all over the place.
Want more from Ryan? Here's where you go:
Reclaim your Manhood
How To Not F*CK UP Your Brand
Noble Brown is my pal.
He's a good dude, and honorable, and you'll see how much he cares about the truth and standing up for what is right. He's always been willing to lend a hand to those who're willing to help themselves, as I found out several months ago when I joined Twitter.
Noble was one of the first people to discover my magnificence on Twitter, and we've been pals ever since.
If you want more from Noble, here're some ways:
@Sociopathlete on Twitter
Sociopathletic.com for lots of excellent essays
The White Arrow is Noble's debut novel, and is quite excellent
Sociopathletic YouTube Channel be sure to check out the bi-weekly live-streams
Garrett and I are founding members of the Aion Media Company, a growing media empire dedicated to the proposition that true speech is the cure for nihilism and ignorance.
In the episode, we talk about religion, and what we think lies within religious traditions.
Philosophy and ascension and all the good shit.
If you want more from Garrett, here are some links to his fantastic content:
@Libera_Rex on Twitter
MasterSelf - Garrett's excellent website. You'll find countless articles on philosophy and the nature of truth to read and ponder.
The 5 Pillars of the Ascendant Mind - A book that Garrett and James P. Dowling and I wrote together. Get your systems in place.
MasterSelf Year One - A collection of the first year of MasterSelf essays, all in a convenient and beautiful paperback format.
Aion Media Co. YouTube Channel - You'll find lots of awesome content there, including several podcast appearances from yours truly.
Roman is a fascinating dude, and he has written a fascinating book, which you can learn more about here:
I wanted to have a talk with Roman because I wanted to meet the powerlifting mountain hermit who wrote a beautiful book about the nature of reality and the ugliness inherent in existence.
He did not disappoint. Things get a little choppy from time to time, so skip those portions if they piss you off, but keep listening.
I enjoyed this conversation with Roman McClay, and if I can coax him out of the mountains again, I'll likely have another go round.
This episode is an inaugural interview episode.
I was intending on editing this together in the same cartoonish manner as the previous two episodes, but I found that this conversation is too deep to treat is all chucklehouse-like.
So I'm presenting the interview in its raw, uncut form, and I think you'll really take something from it.
James is a smart boyo, and he's been my friend since the beginning of my internet emergence.
We talked about all kinds of things, including evolutionary psychology, why he thinks Americans don't understand sarcasm, Mormonism and SO MUCH MORE!
I think, moving forward, that interview episodes will be left in tact, and the odd soundscape episodes will be created when I'm taken by whimsy and have the time to craft them.
If you want to hear more from my good friend James, check his youtube channel. It is singular in its rich content and depth of material.
I procured a recorder 4 years ago, and I began recording in many different environments. I wasn't sure exactly which direction I wanted to take my podcast, so I recorded snippets and rants and sounds and all kinds of stuff.
This first episode is made from some of the oldest recordings I have, and, to be quite honest, is a bit rough. I'm just getting started with this, and I'll learn as I go, but I can promise you this:
The Logocentrifugal Podcast will never be an ordinary affair. Listen in, enjoy the ride, and feel free to comment.
Thank You Very Much,