Adam opens the show lauding Steven's book, and they discuss how the writing industry has changed due to a shifting media landscape. They talk about someone other ways this has manifested itself, including the death of the opening title sequence. Adam then asks Steven about the desire he had to eventually become the head of a network, and this morphs into a discussion of how the empowerment of writers improved the quality of television and how important autonomy is to the creative process. They dive deeper into the creative process, and talk about what helps them create, and if they ever encounter writer's block. They close the show talking about how repetition helps people become more efficient in all walks of life.
Focus Brands President Kat Cole joins Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Kat kicks off the show talking about working as a hostess at hooters when she was 17 before eventually becoming Vice President of Training and Development by 26 and opening locations internationally. This leads Kat to talk a bit about her current job as President of Focus Brands. Then Adam asks Kat about her early life growing up with a single mother and two younger sisters. After that, Adam and Kat talk about business and minimum wage as it should apply to a younger generation vs an older, more experienced one.
Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf joins Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show asking Ryan about his time playing QB at Washington State before getting drafted 2nd overall in the 1998 draft. Then Ryan shares what he thought was important when he was younger and how a very high salary changed him when he never thought it would. This leads to Ryan talking about the substance abuse issues he was dealing with toward the end of his professional football career and afterwards. Before they wrap, Ryan talks about when he had a tumor removed from his brainstem.