Comedian, Ian Bagg, sits down with Adam today to talk about his own journey in the world of stand-up comedy, from being a last-minute stand-in to headline within a year. Ian shares his upbringing within the logging community and how right it felt the first time he walked onstage. Adam talks about the importance of just showing up and shares his own story when he first started hanging around Kevin and Bean. Ian can be found on the road doing stand-up across the country and his podcast, co-hosted with our very own, Matt Fondiler, "Sword and Scale Rewind" can be found anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Today, Adam is joined by former Gambino Crime Family underboss Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. He tells us about his induction into the mob at a young age and the different players he's encountered along the way. They take a detour into Hollywood and talk politics for a bit before returning to his life in the mafia and being a soldier for them. His new podcast, "Our Thing with Sammy The Bull" is available everywhere you listen to podcasts.
Today, Adam is joined by retired Navy SEAL and professional photographer, Darren McBurnett. He shares his experience of being a SEAL, the mindset required to endure the training they go through and how they go about putting together their units. After they dissect the art of skydiving, Darren shares which moment initially inspired him to get into the world of photography. Adam has a recent event that started to get the gears turning for him to improve one of his own passions and they discuss what it means to be a man. Darren McBurnett's book, a photographic journey through the SEALs training titled "Uncommon Grit", is available now on Amazon and all major bookstores.
Today, Adam takes a knee with former Yankees' head strength coach, Dana Cavalea. He shares his journey into baseball, from underperforming player to being part of the coaching staff that took the famed New York team to their 2009 championship. They talk about the childhood attraction of becoming an athlete but never thinking in tiers as you grow in order to achieve that dream. Adam shares his thoughts on people using their "best" as an excuse for their failures, and the "loser talk" many use to make up for falling short. Coach talks about the power of language, owning your opinion, and shares a story of when he realized getting a job and working hard paid off. Coach Dana's show, "Becoming a Champion" is available on YouTube and everywhere you listen to podcasts.
David Bahnsen joins the show today to talk about his new book Crisis of Responsibility. David and Adam talk about the financial crisis of 2008 and how that kicked off the idea for the book. They then talk about the presence of blame in our society and why the destruction of what David calls "mediating institutions" has led our country down the wrong path.
Today, former NFL player, Anthony Trucks, joins Adam. He shares the career ending injury that forced him out of the sport he loved, the struggles he faced once off the field, and how his friend got through to him in order to shift his views on life. Adam talks about the importance of being engaged in life and they explore the differences between having things done for you versus doing it for yourself. Plus, they talk about how busy life can be yet taking the time for the little things in life to create a lasting impact. Anthony's new book, "Identity Shift; Upgrade How Your Operate to Elevate Your Life", is available for pre order on Amazon and the podcast, "Aww Shift", is available everywhere you listen to podcasts.
Today, friend of the show, Ravi Patel calls in to talk with Adam and in a bit of a twist, Ravi interviews Adam as well. They talk about the importance of communication, taking risks, and being willing to accept change. Ravi tells us about his upbringing with immigrant parents, Adam's invested in the Indian culture's wiring and they talk about parenting. Ravi's show "Bhaag Beanie Bhaag" is available now on Netflix.
Today, Adam sits down with former FBI Special Agent and international bestselling author, Joe Navarro. Joe talks about his career in the bureau and becoming one of the top analysts of behavior and body language during his time there. Adam compares the younger generation growing up in a digital world versus the older ones growing up working with their hands. They also talk about the differences in poverty between America and third-world countries. Joe's newest book, "Be Exceptional: Master the Five Traits That Set Extraordinary People Apart" is available now on Amazon and all major bookstores.
Adam sits down with Jon Levy, an author and behavioral scientist. They begin by talking about the victim status people put themselves into. Adam dissects the true meaning of the word 'community' and shares his thoughts on participation trophies from his own childhood. They delve into how having opinions on the pandemic and expressing them are looked down on and gets Jon's take on how that affects how people look at you. Adam's also curious on the effect of social media on kids, who are always being stimulated versus having the downtime and boredom to be able to make their own experiences. "You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence" is available now on Amazon and all major bookstores.
Today, Adam sits down with Amazon guru and entrepreneur, Shaahin Cheyene. Shaahin has invented over 200 products on the market and is best known as one of Amazon's most sought-after experts. They dissect the background and success of immigrant children and how Shaahin was invested in self-education and success at such a young age. Adam is interested in a couple of Shaahin's inventions and shares some of his own. Plus, they talk about unlocking and enhancing your own physical and mental capabilities. Excelerol is scientifically formulated to support memory, focus, and much more and is available now on Amazon.
Today, Adam is joined by Netflix co-creator and original CEO, Marc Randolph. Marc shares a bit of his upbringing, how his father influenced his life and they dive into the origins of the company that would eventually dethrone the video-rental giant. Adam shares his start in podcasting and dipping his foot into a non-existent world at the time. Marc shares entrepreneurial tips from taking the idea out of your mind and putting it into action, to how pitching new ideas can be molded into the ultimate goal. Marc Randolph's podcast, "That Will Never Work" is available everywhere you listen to podcasts.