Dr. Stephen Meyer joins Adam for this week's Take A Knee as they explore Dr. Meyer's work in the field of intelligent design. Adam and Dr. Meyer use several different lenses in an attempt to frame the topic in a way that those who dismiss it as pseudoscientific are able to see that the reason many think that way is contributed to as a fear of Darwinism breaking down and resultantly setting back work that people view as established fact.
The Millionaire tattooer himself Sean Dowdell joins Adam in studio to talk about building a successful franchise. Ace and Sean talk about the most valuable tenant that Sean learned when building his tattoo empire, "add value first, worry about money later." The two then chat about Sean's music career in Arizona with frontman Chester Bennington and leveraging music into a successful business.
Adam and Van sit down to chat about Van's new book 'Beyond the Messy Truth'. Van and Adam begin their conversation with Van's history and the legacy of his father who inspired him to become the man he is today. They then talk about the "favorite team" mentality that has taken over politics and why a healthy balance of both viewpoints is the only way forward.
Adam and Lisa Lillien - Queen of the Hungry Girl brand - kick off the show by chatting about what it takes to do something you truly love to do. Lisa then talks about the "vision board" mentality and why achieving things is better for you than wishing for them come to true. Adam then asks Lisa where she gets her motivation from, seeing that her husband is a successful show runner in Hollywood. Without the need for money, Lisa listened to herself and knew that work was what she loved. So she worked. Lisa then tells Adam about the inception of her company and what it took to turn 10 thousand dollars and a few people on an email list, into a food content empire
Shark Tank Investor Daymond John joins Adam for this episode of Take A Knee. Adam starts off the show asking Daymond about his new book that focuses on turning your poverty into prosperity using hard work alone. Then Daymond talks about his incredible rise from poverty while growing up in Queens, New York. After that, Daymond talks about his current goals in life, and the types of goals you should be setting for yourself as well. Before they wrap, Adam and Daymond re-visit the value of hard work and not making excuses for yourself.
Beth Riesgraf sits down for a podcast about the Hiroshima bombing, dating a White Supremacist, and the bizarre city of Portland. Adam also rants about the Olympics, and takes calls for What Can’t Adam Complain About.
Candace Bailey sits down with Adam and the gang for a podcast about gymnastics, leaf blowers, and the Aurora movie theater massacre. Dave Dameshek is also in studio for #1 Sports and Creep of the Week.
Joel Stein sits down with Adam and the gang to discuss becoming a man, Jersey pride, and the problems with white cab drivers. The guys also play a round of Who The F*** Sells This S***
Adam and Teresa jump directly into some sad local news: the fruit vendor who works near Teresa has been stabbed. They talk about the mental condition of people capable of such actions, and Adam gives some unique advice to people organizing the federal budget.
Teresa talks about the death of the Craig’s List killer in prison, and Adam anticipates the pending lawsuits. In other news, they also talk about Kara DiGuardio being let go from American Idol, and Adam is reminded of losing his job at the radio station. They also discuss more Mel Gibson drama, and lastly the relationship between Sadie Frost and Jude Law.
Larry Miller comes on the show and adds more color to Adam’s joke about living ‘ass-to-fist’. He and Adam laugh about how they used to write sitcom jokes back in the day, and also discuss life in prison. They play a round of Hypothetical Questions, and Teresa is reminded of her recent experience getting a book blurb from Jenny McCarthy. Larry also tells some stories from his party days, and Adam recalls dealing with drunk people.
Rachelle Spector comes in studio, and Adam talks to her about her marriage to producer Phil Spector. Adam asks about the rumors surrounding his large restaurant tips, and also gets more details about his second degree murder trial. Rachelle talks about her love and devotion to this day, and how she’s earned an investigative license to assist him in the court appeals process.
They also talk about her work at Genius Forever Records, and the release of her album, ‘Out of My Chelle.’ They listen to a sample and go on a side jag about trombone solos. Adam asks her a bit about her background, and suggests she would be great as a judge on American Idol. Rachelle talks to Adam about his experience on Dancing with the Stars, and asks him to hook her up with a gig.
Wrapping up the news, Teresa goes through thefrisky.com’s list of super inappropriate celebrity dads. Adam offers his criticisms of Rod Stewart, Ryan O’Neal, Donald Trump, and several others. They also talk to Rachelle about her marriage to an older man, and working on Phil Spector’s hairstyles.
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Executive Producer: Donny Misraje
Audio: Mike Dawson
Writer: Mike Lynch
Production Engineer: Logan Moy
Search: Chris Laxamana
Build and Edit: Katie Levine
Phones: Brian Myer
Show Summary: Matt Fondiler