Writer, Director, and Producer Eli Steele of new the documentary I Am or How Jack Became Black joins Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show asking Eli about his background growing up with an African American father and a Jewish mother. This leads to a longer conversation on the credibility of white privilege and how prevalent it is in todays societies around the country. After that, Adam and Eli continue to talk about identity politics and how race continues to be a dividing issue not only in society but also in business. Before they wrap the guys try to figure out an alternative approach to reporting racism in the media.
Master motorcyclist and documentary maker Peter Starr joins Adam in studio to talk racing four versus two wheels. First, they discuss Peter's early life in Coventry in the 1940's during WWII. Born in the home of Triumph, Peter began working for the company by the age of 18 and ignited his passion for the motorcycle. Adam and Peter start chatting about Peter's racing history which led him to Daytona, Florida in 1965. Unfortunately he didn't end up racing, but Peter would then be hired to host a top 40 radio show in Jacksonville. They continue to talk about Peter's long history with motorcycle's and how that led him to documentary filmmaking.
Adam is joined today by Dr. Dean Sicking, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Vice President of Product Development at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Adam chats with him about his long career in safety inventions and innovations including the implementation of the SAFER barrier in NASCAR. They then discuss Dr. Sicking's investigation into the Dale Earnhardt Sr. crash and what safeguards were avoided by the driver that lead to his death. Dr. Dean then talks advancements in helmet technology that could prevent further head trauma in the NFL. Adam then asks about what we can do about our roads, bridges and infrastructure in this country and specifically this city which steers them toward a discussion about how much better our lives are going to be with the invention of autonomous vehicles.
Digital Marketing expert Gord Hotchkiss joins Adam for this week’s episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show asking Gord about the impact of social media on today's society. Then the guys discuss how technology is impacting adolescents and how their attitudes towards adults are shifting. After that, Adam discusses how commercials are a good indicator of where societies are and how they’re changing. Before they wrap, Adams asks Gord about the future of marketing.