Biographer and comedian Matt Balaker joins the show today to talk about his new book A Comedian's Story. Adam and Matt talk about why he chose Greg Giraldo to be his subject for the book and what made the man so fascinating. They then talk about Matt's stand up career in LA and how hard it is to grind in the stand-up scene while working a day job.
Paul Ollinger stops by the show today to talk about when and when not to pursue your dreams. We talk to Paul about his choice to leave Facebook and pursue his dream of stand up comedy. We also talk to him about his podcast Crazy Money and we answer the question does money actually make you happy?
Operational psychologist Adam Grant joins the show today to talk about his new podcast WorkLife. Adam and his namesake discuss the psychological components of a work environment and the change in the mindset of the modern employee and boss. Adam then quizzes Adam on his style of leadership and his employees.
On today's show we talk to Fox and Friends Meteorologist Janice Dean about her new book Mostly Sunny. We talk to Janice about her struggles as a broadcaster with MS and what it was like being diagnosed. We also talk about her stories of sexual misconduct at Fox and the horrors of working for the infamous Don Imus. Finally we talk about the polarized political landscape and why people instinctively hate the pundits at Fox.
Legendary producer Irwin Winkler joins the show to talk about his new book A Life in Movies. Adam and Irwin discuss his illustrious career working on Raging Bull, the Rocky franchise, Goodfellas and more. He also tells us why he turned down Francis Ford Coppola to direct a gangster movie.
Ex-Convict turned motivational speaker, Casey Diaz joins the show today to talk about his new book Shot Caller, growing up in Los Angeles as an immigrant and getting involved in gang violence early on. We talk to Casey about what it was like getting jumped in and what prison was like for a teenager. We then talk about his turn to religion and what we can do to help immigration in this country.
Rep. Seth Moulton joins the show today to talk about his upcoming bid for President. He and Adam talk about the path that led him to join Congress which included his time at Harvard and in The Marine Corps. They then get into some of the issues closest to Seth's campaign, climate change. education and economics among them.
Coach Mike Bayer stops by the show today to talk about your Best Self. He and Adam talk about how Dr. Phil changed Mike’s life and Mike administers the anti vs best self test on Adam.
You know him best from the commercials for his wildly popular 'My Pillow' product but you probably don't know the story behind the man. Mike Lindell joins Adam as they talk about his journey from crack addict to corporate CEO and everything he experienced along the way.
Tobias Queisser joins the show today to talk about his new company Cinelytic and how he and his team are attempting to change to the business side of the film. Tobias and Adam talk about his days growing up in Germany and why risk aversion is so prevalent in his own country. They then discuss the requirement to risk everything in order to innovate, something that the entertainment industry seems hesitant to do.
Justin Freer, composer extraordinaire joins the show to talk about his upcoming live 'Rudy' concert. Justin talks about the beginning of his company Cineconcerts which feature live orchestras for screenings of films and what it takes to become a professional composer. Adam and Justin then talk about how practicing an instrument can apply to other disciplines.