Today, Adam sits down for a phoner with Barry's CEO, Joey Gonzalez. Joey shares how he made it up the ladder at Barry's from customer to now CEO, opening up new locations nationwide and around the world. They share stories about having children and Joey shares his experience being gay and his life from a young age. Barry's has been highly successful for many years and continues to be worldwide.
Adam takes a trip down memory lane and picks out some powerful moments from past episodes of Take A Knee and hears from former guests Terry Crews, Jocko Willink, Brian Koppelman, Eli Crane & Bodie Stroud.
On today's show, Adam talks with "The King of the Highwire", Nik Wallenda before his upcoming walk over the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua. They talk about Nik's legendary family, The Flying Wallendas, as well as the tragic death of his great grandfather, sharing what really happened in those final moments. Adam talks with Nik about balance and the power of seeing fear as respect. Nik shares behind the scenes of training, the family business and how he prepares for each new challenge. Nik Wallenda will attempt to conquer the active volcano this Wednesday at 8 pm EST, Live on ABC.
Today, Adam sits down with drummer Franklin Vanderbilt to talk about his infamous music career, drumming and touring with Lenny Kravitz and how he got to where he is today. Franklin, being from Chicago, has decided to begin his own school to help his city's kids with music programs and a place where they can express themselves. Adam and Franklin share stories about discipline and racial stereotypes that lead to victimization and communities creating excuses. Franklin Vanderbilt and the whole Lenny Kravitz band will be touring soon!
On today's show, professor Terry Giles calls in to talk to Adam about his lengthy career, from establishing one of the largest & most successful criminal law firms on the west coast to managing Dr. Ben Carson's 2016 Presidential campaign. Adam talks to him about the victimization and societal damage happening in the media today, as well as the infamous Hillside Strangler case in the late 1970s where Terry represented one of the accused killers. Mr. Giles' new book "The Fifteen Percent: Overcoming Hardships and Achieving Lasting Success" is available for preorder on Amazon and will release March 10th.
On today's show, Adam sits down with performance expert and speaker, Steven Griffith. They talk about time management, and Steven's view that people should stop managing time and start performing. Adam shares his views on having a mode, having a sense of urgency and how to lose the attitude and pick up gratitude. Steven's new book "The Time To Cleanse: A Proven System to Eliminate Wasted Time, Realize Your Full Potential and Reinvest in What Matters Most" is available now on Amazon.
Today, Adam sits down with motivational speaker, Gabe Adams with songwriter and producer Joe West to talk about overcoming adversity and continuing to push on even if people doubt your abilities. Gabe shares his story about coming out, the hate he received for it and choreographing his own dance routines even though people don't believe he can. Joe shares his own story on being resilient after not hearing back from multiple sources when he wanted to share this remarkable story. "Limb-itless: Adventure Songwriting" is available now on YouTube.
On today's show, Adam sits down with former Top Gear host and Rescue Me star, Adam Ferrara, to talk about his career and the road that led to where he is today. They talk about the differences in their fathers, careers and the importance of overcoming fear of the unknown. You can also catch this due on Adam Ferrara's Podcast, '30 Minutes You'll Never Get Back" available on Apple Podcasts
Today, Adam sits down with YouTube sensation and aspiring boxer Jake Paul. They talk about his upcoming professional boxing debut, how training camp is going and being a coached by the great Sugar Shane Mosley. Jake also shares how he and his brother became YouTube stars and what's in store for the future. Jake Paul steps into the ring against fellow YouTuber, Gib, streaming exclusively on DAZN January 30th, 2020.
Dr. Phil joins Adam to talk about his new podcast Phil in the Blanks. He and Adam talk about Dr. Phil's career before TV and how his life changed when he met Oprah. They talk about the pressure that Dr. Phil felt to start his own show and why he was apprehensive at first, given the incredible opportunity.
Oren Cass joins the show today to talk about his new book The Once and Future Worker. Oren and Adam talk about the lack of appreciation for work in America and how the emphasis we've placed on consumer welfare has limited our economy throughout the years.
PodcastOne CEO, Peter Morris joins us and shares his journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles and roughing it out working late nights at a bar and being able to wake up early enough to be back at work. He also shares his time and experiences at 'Funny or Die' and IMAX. Adam and Peter talk about work ethic and the fear of doing things you're not comfortable with. They also talk about the advancements in society and the idea of 'disconnecting' from today's tech filled world.
This week Adam's friend and co-writer, Mike Lynch, sits down to talk about his start in the comedy-writing world and his cross country trip to California. He shares his first day working for Bill Maher, as well as what he learned from his experience. They explore the definition of fairness and the differences in late night hosts. Mike is now a therapist in Burlington, Massachusetts and is working alongside Adam on their 5th book, out next year.
This week, Medal of Honor recipient William Kyle Carpenter calls in to talk to Adam about the events that led to his brave actions that saved his fellow Marines and led him to receive the award from President Obama. They share their thoughts on the meaning of perspective and how it shapes everything in life. Adam also shares his views on the have and have nots of the rich and the poor, how pride can stop growth and where we are in society. "You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For" is available now everywhere books are sold.
Manoj Bhargava joins Adam for this episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show praising Manoj's new documentary about looking for practical solutions for the large scale problems facing humanity today. Then, Manoj talks about leaving Princeton to move to India for 12 years where he gained what he thought was more valuable knowledge than perhaps a traditional education. After that, Manoj explains his latest idea for getting free, clean, renewable energy from the earths core. This leads into a conversation about all different types of renewable energy and which they believe has the most potential in the future. Before they wrap, Adam and Manoj talk about human nature, and why we don't have more intelligent people leading the world.