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.
Diego Orlandini is Chief Book Giver (aka CEO) of Aimful Coloring Books, a Wynwood Miami-based coloring book company. He is a writer, social entrepreneur, and pocket philosopher
What makes Diego unique is his willingness to forgo his true love of writing to dedicate his time resources and energy to a socially conscious business. For every coloring book his company sells, they donate a textbook in the developing world (ala the Toms Shoe's model).
The transformation of traditional radio broadcast is most evident in sports. With a growing number of people looking for niche shows, ease of entry and access to equipment makes the barrier to entry low. And, you can be your own boss and build an audience quite effectively on your own.
Enter Dan Tortora, the new wave of sports radio. Dan is the host of his show Wake Up Call DT, President of Tortora Broadcast Media, and a former sportscaster for ESPN Radio on The Score 1260. His love has always been communications and we explore that on the show.
The Bus talks with Zach Weinberg, Head of New Media atTuff Gong Worldwide - Ziggy Marley's record label. Music is evolving rapidly as social media and new streaming tools converge... and Zach is sitting at the forefront of this evolution. Besides new media, Zach is also one of the historians for the Marley estate and their licenses and works with major industry leaders like Universal Music, WME, and others.
Jared Firestone,@jfireskeleton, is an ex-collegiate track athleteattempting to break into the ranks of the U.S. Skeletonand Bobsled teams. He recently just returned from the U.S. Nationals and is currently preparing for training sessions with the Elite Development Group in Latvia and Norway.