While we are still away, we revisit a very inspiring episode with Retired US Navy Seal John "Jocko" Willink. Adam opens the show asking Jocko about his numerous accolades while fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan over the years. Then Adam and John talk in-depth about the past, present, and future of the Middle East conflict and what America's involvement should be in that region going forward. After that, Jocko talks about what true leadership really means and the skills required to achieve it. Before they wrap, they discuss the pussification of our future generation of young adults, as well as going out and making a future for yourself rather than sitting around and waiting for it to happen.
This week, we flashback to 2017 as The Queen of Personal Finance, Suze Orman, calls in from the Bahamas to chat with Adam. They kick off the conversation by discussing the lack of financial information that is taught to our kids as they grow up. Adam then asks Suze about what life looks like going from a mile a minute as an anchor on CNBC to living the Island Life in the Bahamas. Safe to say, she's watching a few more sunrises. Adam then asks Suze about the most crucial financial information one can give their kids today. They wrap the show with Suze emphasizing"Do NOT be scared of money, it's simple. The best financial advisor in the world is yourself."
Today, Adam is joined by Music historian and Rock expert, Eddie Trunk. They kick it off by sharing their love of music, they talk all things Rock and Roll, and their picks for the Mount Rushmore of Rock music. Eddie shares how his passion for music began, the door that got him into the industry, and they discuss how juggling jobs and passions is possible. You can listen to Eddie on his daily, and live, show Trunk Nation on Faction Talk 103, available on SiriusXM and On Demand on the app.
Today, Adam is joined in studio by entrepreneur, veteran and podcast host, Patrick Bet David. Patrick shares his family's story of escaping to America, his experience in the military, and how he went onto start his own insurance company. Ace shares his own big break story, they explore his early life through his social security statement, and they talk about the importance of gratitude & hard work. Patrick's podcast, 'PBD Podcast' is available everywhere you listen to podcasts, and his book, 'Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy' is available now on Amazon and all major bookstores.
Today, Adam goes one on two with Jonathan Linden and Stephen Shaw, from Round Room Live, the biggest producer and promoter of live entertainment. They share their venture into the field and how they've transformed famous properties into entertaining live performances for all. They also talk about the experience of a live show versus seeing the latest hologram performances, some of the big names they've worked with and how things have changed over the years in family entertainment. Their latest venture, 'Blue's Clues and You! Live On Stage" begins this September 25th in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Today, Bassem Youssef returns to the studio, this time to take a knee with Adam. He talks about his route into the medical field and turning into a television sensation in his home country of Egypt. He tells us how he went from being a national hero to becoming an outcast, moving to the United States and beginning his journey into stand-up comedy. Bassem's stand up dates can be found on his website, bassemyoussef.xyz
John Popper sits down with Adam for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Adam opens the show talking about John's new book 'Suck & Blow', as well as a nice little testimonial to Adam. Then Adam asks John about his life growing up and bouncing around to different cities and schools. After that, John talks about his musical influences growing up and the many different styles of music in which the harmonica can be used successfully. Before they wrap, Adam and John talk about hidden talents within people that can be brought out by being challenged.
This week, female boxing legend Christy Martin joins Adam to share her story, from her upbringing, the journey into the sport of boxing, and achieving greatness. She takes us through the incident that changed her life forever and the biggest fight of her life...survival. It's short, but powerful, and inspiring episode. Christy's new autobiography, "Fighting For Survival, My Journey Through Boxing Fame, Abuse, Murder, and Resurrection" is available now wherever you find finer books.
Today, Adam sits down with producer and talent manager, Brad R. Lambert. Brad shares his journey into the world of entertainment, advising and helping young high school athletes, working full time at a media agency while in college and making his way to Los Angeles to work with some of Hollywood's biggest names and studios. Plus, they talk about the importance of wanting to work for free to gain experience, getting your reps in, and setting your ego aside. Brad can be found at BradRLambert.com
Today, Adam is joined by author, and owner of the historic Diamond Cross Ranch, Grant Golliher. Grant shares his journey to the state of Wyoming at a young age, becoming a "horse whisperer" and how a horse's training can be applied to humans as well. Plus, Adam shares his view on how society has changed from being outdoors and using our hands to sitting in front of a screen all day. Grant's latest book, 'Think Like a Horse: Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Empathy from an Unconventional Cowboy' is available now on Amazon and wherever you find finer books.
Today, Adam is joined in studio by film and television producer, and director, Brian Volk-Weiss. Brian shares his journey into the comedy world, working with some of the biggest names in the industry, and building his own studio. They talk about importance of being curious, stepping into something new, and Adam talks about the 'climb up' in life. Plus, Brian recounts the story of the first time they met. The Nacelle Company's newest ventures, including their new 'Robo Force' toy line, can be found at NacelleStore.com
Today, Adam welcomes back former Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author, Jack Carr for a powerful one on one. They kick off the show by catching up on each other's careers, and Jack shares his time as a Navy SEAL, the rigorous training they must go through, and why it wouldn't be done today. Plus, they talk about the importance of passion, common sense, and the blessing that is America! Jack Carr's latest book, "In the Blood" is available now wherever you find finer books.
Today, Adam is joined by CEO and talent manager, Barbara Jones. At the top of the show, they talk about working in the music industry and how much it has changed. Barbara shares her transitions from the music world to the social influencers market, she explains the process of growing your brand, and they talk about how the modern world has opened up opportunities for a new batch of entrepreneurs. Outshine Talent, can be found via their website and on social media
Entrepreneur, Loren Castle joins Adam today, in studio as she shares her road to becoming the #1 clean cookie brand in the country. She shares her harrowing story of being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in her early 20s, beating it and going onto becoming successful in the competitive market of baked goods. She shares how she changed her eating habits and became inspired to create her own, healthier, cookie brand. Plus, she tickles Adam's sweet tooth with some samples. "Sweet Loren's" is available everywhere and can be found on their website, SweetLorens.com
Today, Adam is joined in studio by actress and stuntwoman, Eli Jane. She shares her struggles living on the streets, losing her son, and her battle with addiction. Plus, Adam takes a deep dive into adrenaline & freedom, and Eli shares her own encounter with Harvey Weinstein. The film, "The Way" is available now on Apple TV, Google Play, and YouTube.