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Aug 28, 2017

This week Adam chats with Dr. Robert Lustig, a neuroendocrinologist at UCSF, about the methods that the biggest industries use to hack our minds. Adam and Robert chat first about where the family dinner has gone and why we are seeking pleasure at every turn in our lives. Adam and Dr. Lustig then chat the origins of Coca Cola and how caffeine and sugar aren't too different to the original ingredients. Dr. Robert warns us that it is not just the food industry that is trying to hack our minds, politics and tech are doing it too. Adam and Dr. Robert then chat about the 4 things that can help get your mind back to how it used to work. 

Aug 14, 2017
This week on Take a Knee, Adam is the guest. You are the host! Adam takes your questions from social media and your phone calls on what made him a success and what led him to the path he chose in life. Adam tells you how to succeed in the industry you're in be it radio or construction. He also discusses having confidence in yourself, and how he turned his lack of confidence into a valuable asset. Enjoy and thanks for sending in your questions for Ace! 
 
Aug 7, 2017
Adam and world renowned chef and restaurateur, Seamus Mullen start off by talking about the things in life that feel good. One of them, is clean eating. Seamus breaks down his history with rheumatoid arthritis and why turning away from western medicine saved his life. Seamus preaches what Mr. Tortorich does... No sugar, no grain, good fats and foods that make sense to eat. Seamus and Adam then chat about misinformation and fighting a history of incorrectness as it comes to our relationship with food. 
 
Jul 31, 2017
Adam and Clint kick off the show by talking about the addiction that Hollywood and Silicon Valley are fighting over. Clint chats with Adam about making this interaction with media positive. Adam and Clint then get into the general level of anxiety that the world provides us and how to live a happier life by ignoring it. They wrap the show by talking about the team at Madison Wells and how Clint and his partner get them to keep churning out some of the best content in Hollywood.  
 
Jul 17, 2017

Adam welcomes in his Adam Carolla Show co-host Gina Grad for this week's episode of Take A Knee.  Adam and Gina dive deep into Gina's history moving to LA and working in retail and various other jobs before getting an opportunity to run an overnight board-op job in local LA radio.  As the show progresses they explore the entire trajectory of Gina's career and how she got to where she is now including the mantra she learned from former Take A Knee guest Teresa Strasser, 'Comb Your Hair & Leave The House'.

 
Jul 10, 2017

Kevin and Adam dive deep into their upcoming, The 10 Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful People, and why being recovering fuck ups qualify them as the perfect authors for the book. Adam then chats about the last hurdle that he has to overcome, a lack of sleep. Kevin and Adam then chat about the two things that could get you a long ways toward success, shooting for early and early morning alone time, be it jogging or reading the Times. Kevin then covers autobibliotherapy - reading as much as you can to better yourself - and how that has helped him grow during the peak of his success. Kevin also runs down several books that he has read to assist in his quest for self perfection including 'Man's Search For Meaning' by Victor Frankl, Rick Hanson's 'Buddha's Brain', 'The Body Keeps The Score' by Bessel van der Kolk, 'King, Warrior, Magician, Lover' by Robert L. Morre and 'Mating in Captivity' by  Esther Perel.

 

Jul 3, 2017
Adam and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit start the podcast up by chatting about Aubrey's roots in or just outside of the San Fernando Valley. Sports were a major influence on Aubrey's life, as they solidified his limitations and ceiling in life. Adam and Aubrey then talk about how stress and discomfort are the forces that strengthen determination and grit. Aubrey's Plant Medicine Trips and how facing your greatest fears through psychedelics can help shed the mental shackles that prohibit growth. The wrap the episode on the topic of emotions dictating broken thought. 
 
Jun 26, 2017
Legendary manager and producer George Shapiro joins Adam to talk George's new documentary If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. Adam and George chat about the spark of talent that very few have and the work it requires to light that spark. They then chat about the differences between the academic and business world compared to the creative. They then talk about George's life in the Bronx and P.S. 80, the public school that birthed legends like Howard West, Gary Marshall and George himself. Finally, George and Adam talk about the necessary steps to embrace sadness and how that is one of the keys to a happy life. 
 
Jun 19, 2017

Alan Alda join's Adam for this week's Take a Knee and they kick off the episode by chatting about the tenants of improv being the foundational elements of effective communication. They then discuss what it means to listen and how leaving yourself open to change is key in interacting with people in everyday life. Alan then talks about how his time hosting Scientific American Frontiers and his time at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science formed his desire to write his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face. Adam asks Alan about his days on M*A*S*H and his work with Woody Allen and they close the episode chatting about Alan's mother's mental illness as well as mastering gardening. 

Jun 12, 2017

Former Adam Carolla Show co-host and news girl Teresa Strasser joins Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show talking to Teresa about her wild upbringing and home life. This leads to a conversation on what success really means and the best motivator to getting there. After that, Adam talks about the importance of being genuine in whatever you’re doing and not outsource for your own material. Before they wrap, Adam and Teresa discuss their biggest fear of disappointing others, and how to turn that fear to your advantage.

 
Jun 5, 2017
Adam and Kareem kick off the episode by chatting about the style of play that attracted Kareem to UCLA. They then chat about Kareem's thirst for intellectualism which was equally as important in deciding where to go to school. Kareem and Adam then talk about the unconscious shift in Kareem's life towards Islam and how he was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood. They finally cover why we need wisdom more than ever now. 
 
 
 
 
May 29, 2017
Adam and Complex Network's Rich Antoniello kick off the episode by discussing inventing businesses that revenue will chase, not the other way around. They then chat about the crap TV that they watched as kids and why soap operas are called soap operas. Adam and Rich talk further about what taking risks can do to content and to an individual's passions. The two then talk about what working for free can get you in life. 
 
May 22, 2017
Adam and Paul kick off the show by chatting about Paul's book title, Why Sell Tacos in Africa? They then talk about the opulence of the 80's and what happens when you throw an angry young kid into the mix. Paul then discusses his journey to Eastern Europe in hope of finding his father's roots, and how he turned $400 in a $200 million dollar company. Adam and Paul also discuss the importance of writing, and why Paul carries a notepad with him everywhere he goes. 
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2017

"The Brink of Midnight" creator and host John Brenkus joins Adam for this weeks episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show asking John about his love for science and applying it to all aspects of various sports. Then the guys talk about Johns new podcast "The Brink of Midnight" which is all about significant moments in life that cause you to change your course. After that, Adam and John discuss the importance of making opportunities for yourself rather than waiting around for them to fall into your lap. Before they wrap, the guys talk about the correlation between fear and motivation. 

May 8, 2017

Bill Simmons of 'The Ringer' joins Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee and the guys have a long form conversation exploring the trajectory of Bill's career after getting out of college in Boston and landing a journalism job and how that translated to his meteoric rise as a sports and comedy writer.

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