60! Episode 60 is a celebratory episode of past and present, for your auditory pleasure... and boy o boy have we shared some incredible conversations up until this point. This episode we get a chance to look back and reflect. We discuss who we've spoken to, interviews we loved (and those Brandon hated), and the journey of podcasting to get this far.
Originally from El Paso Texas, Alex Chacón is an adventurer, videographer, photographer, inspirational speaker, blogger and vlogger. Over the last 7 years he has traveled to 50 Countries and 80 Border Crossings on five continents by backpacking, flying, hitchhiking and riding his motorbike. He is the #1 Ranked Adventure Travel Rider on social media.
Western Culture does its best at turning a blind eye to death. It's not a topic very often approached on a regular basis. While it's death is not a topic often broached, its there nonetheless. All of us will experience it, either ourselves or among others, we care about. Instead of thinking about death negatively, the question arises, how can we use it as motivation?
On this weeks episode, we have Anais Freitas a graphic designer living in Lima, Peru. She has launched Myopia Media a digital publication company that bridges ideas, people and disciplines. Through a variety of media, they connect, generate debate and initiate critical thinking. Topics from public issues related to culture, current affairs, travel, design, and everything in between. Anais is also a designer and as put together a very elaborate bath robe aka THE BATA that has caught many peoples eyes. Its gotta be the mint green.
Lima Lima, the city of dreams; on this weeks episode, we have Ernesto Carpio Tirado aka Plomo. Former soccer star turned magician who has found a way to merge his two passions. Through his futbol past, he connected with esteemed individuals in the space to the point in which he now travels with the national team. He covers the squad as a show host for Movistar Deportes and unofficial team magician.
Carnival was absolutely absurd and we still made it out with all of our limbs attached. As we prepared to cross the Peruvian border on Valentine's Day we broke out the mic's and started recording a podcast.
Although music is known for breaking barriers and merging communities the cost to learn and own musical equipment still prohibits many from recognizing their full musical potential. Quito is one prime example of this with the Statue of The Virgin Mary historically dividing north and south, rich and poor.
Colombias civil war has claimed over 200,000 lives and has lasted over 50 years. In 2016 the largest and most prominent rebel group, (The Farc), signed a peace treaty with Juan Manuel Santos and the Colombian government. However, there are still dissident guerilla groups and resentment on how to integrate the former rebels into society. Not only is the conflict intricate and complex but the peace process has only made things tougher to swallow. Not all rebel factions and paramilitaries have turned in their weapons and with an upcoming election, Colombians couldn't be more uncertain of their future.
Bello, Colombia. A city historically dominated by a reverent Christian community. Yet whispers throughout the city insist on a different ancestry, one hidden by 500 years of seclusion. Then, over the past 15 years, something strange began to happen. An Orthodox Jewish community, almost out of thin air, emerged within Bello. Where did this community pop up from?
Bitcoin, the financial word de jour. Is it an effervescent attack on established institutions, or a means for improving the way economic systems interact? There are a lot of common misconceptions about its application and usage; and even more questions about how it will disrupt systems worldwide. Whether you believe in it or not, there is no denying the impact already being felt in the financial sector.
The Appalachian Trail winds 2,189.8 miles from Georgia to Maine and ascends 460,000+ feet over the course of the Trail, the equivalent of summiting Everest 16 times. There are 166,000 trail markers from beginning to end and it takes 250,000 volunteer hours to maintain every year. Thousands of people attempt to hike the entire Trail in one attempt, and that where’s today’s guest comes in.
Deep within the subconscious mind lies a system of mental networks that govern us during times of peak performance. For the world's greatest competitors, a small margin in mental edge is the difference between wins and losses, and the highest performing athletes are always seeking an additional edge. Enter Elliot Roe, a leading expert in Mindset Optimization for High Performers and the world's #1 Mindset Coach for poker players.
Territorio de Zaguates is a 10-acre plot of land for the dogs to live “cage-free and open range.” This nonprofit animal rescue and shelter was founded over 10 years ago by the husband-and-wife team of Alvaro Saumet and Lya Battle to promote spaying and neutering, animal welfare, and respect. It is 100% funded by donations and run by volunteers.
Wil Brown @themadscientist, is the architect behind Иeureal: the first protocol designed to produce a predictive artificial intelligence (AI) architecture for cryptocurrency. He is a Bitcoin activist, Virtual Reality enthusiast, and futurist.
Welcome back on the bus! This episode we have astronomer and all around adrenaline junky, Patrick Wiggins. Why adrenaline junkie? Because when we first met him, he was jumping out of an airplane. By day, jumping out of airplanes is what Patrick does, but by night, when the sun goes down, he heads over to the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex; where he has made some notable discoveries over the past few years: three supernovae and several planets outside of our own galaxy.
Patrick has spent thousands of hours staring up into the sky and he doesn't just do it with any ordinary telescope. Patrick has access to the largest amateur optical telescope in the world. Check out pictures of this beauty here.
In 2008, at 20 years old, she arrive to the United States, invited by her friend Miriam Cardoso to teach at Gracie Barra, a Brazillian Jiu Jitsu organization with over 500 schools, in Washington. In 2010 she moved to California to work at Gracie Barra Head Quarters. She was then given the opportunity to teach at the Head Quarters for a couple years where she lead the Women’s Program.
Taylor Monahan developed an important link in the cryptocurrency space (think digital currency).
She is co-founder of MyEtherwallet - a free, open-source, client-side wallet that lets you easily and securely interact with the Ethereum network. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency which includes a programmable smart contract platform and MyEtherWallet gives you the ability to generate new wallets so you can store your Ethereum yourself, not on an exchange.
Jeremy Abramson (@coachjeremy305) is mobility coach, business owner and personal trainer in Miami, FL. He is the founder of E3 Performance. A brand who's sole purpose is to maxmize your energy, effort and efficency. Jeremy trains, coaches and mentors athletes of all ages.
Mckenzie Foster is a notable New York historian and veteran in the real estate industry. The embodiment of a success. Olympic trained gymnast, prominent real estate agent in the biggest city in the world and co-owner of the brand new Fry Guys set to open in the East Village. With an incredible knowledge of New York City, McKenzie is well-versed in pre-war buildings as well as luxury condominiums in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.
Fresh off of his commentating of the WSOP we have Joe Stapleton, aka @Stapes. A poker commentator for ESPN and Poker Stars, based out of Los Angeles, California.
As a communications major hailing from Boston University, Joe has always used comedy as a driver. Known for his social media vigilantism, Joe has used his comedy to make a name for himself as a poker commentator, stand up comedian and a social media influencer.
What is control? Who makes the decisions? Better yet who makes decisions for you? When you walk into a restaurant and order a sandwich are you ordering that sandwich or are the up to 3 billion bacteria that live in side your gut making decisions for you?
Listen in today and as Brandon and Daniel dig deep into the art and science of artificial intelligence and the gut micro biome.
Megan Nager, @meganager, moved to Los Angeles in 2012, after she graduated with a BA and honors in English, Spanish and General Business from Washington University in St. Louis.
All of us have bared witness to what anyone and everyone having a camera looks like. Not only does it seem like everything can be recorded but the recordings that our captured are capturing personal content that has not normally been shared of captured before.
Lauren is more than just a hard-working athlete. She is a fitness instructor (just releasing her secondFit as a Pro program), a mentor - focusing on helping younger girl athletes find success in sports, a growing influencer via social media, an actress, and TV host.