Knowledge Without College
By Patrick Butler
Knowledge Without CollegeMay 31, 2021
KWC #100 Adryenn Ashley
Adryen Ashley is a best-selling author and speaker, tech entrepreneur as well as an award winning film/TV producer. As a startup advisor and mentor, she uses her wealth of knowledge to transform everyday entrepreneurs into wildly successful businesspeople. She advises several blockchain companies and is the founder & CEO of several of her own including: SmartDates, The Billionaire Zombies Club and now Foxies, which we mention during the interview. Talking about her incredible career achievements, I pick her brain about anything NFT & blockchain related, politics, education and how to make our system 'unfuckwithable'. This is truly an amazing conversation, worthy of our big number 100. Enjoy!
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!
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!
KWC #097 Alexander Cortes
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
KWC #083 Chrisman Frank - Exploring the Future of Education
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
KWC #067 Ben Wolff
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!
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!
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!
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!
KWC #062 Pete Dominick
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!