This week, Adam is joined by best-selling author and licensed therapist, John Kim. John is best known online as 'The Angry Therapist'; he shares his story from blogging his journey through a messy divorce to gaining a large amount of followers on the web, and he explains his unconventional way of therapy. Plus, Adam shares his theory on the future, and divide of society, figuring out family, and how to build a support system versus the new norm of victimization. John Kim's new book "It's Not Me, It's You: Break the Blame Cycle, Relationship Better" is available now on Amazon and wherever you find finer books.
This week, Adam is joined by retired detective, Paul Holes. Paul is best known for being the investigator working alongside Michelle McNamara in the capture of one of California's most notorious serial killers, the Golden State Killer. They take a deep dive into cold cases, the mind of a serial killer, and what led to the capture of the elusive predator. Paul's new book, 'Unmasked: My Life Solving America's Cold Cases' is available now at all major bookstores, and on Amazon.
Today, Uldouz Wallace joins Adam in studio. Uldouz is an actress and sketch comedy writer who was a victim, and survivor, of the infamous '2014 iCloud hack', which has turned her into a voice for those who suffer from 'cyber abuse'. Adam delves into her early life going from Sweden to America, she shares her time in modeling, and how she got her start in the comedy world. You can help Uldouz's, and support her cause, by signing the petition to change our laws against hackers at ProtectAmericasDaughters.com and check out 'The Uldouz Show' available everywhere you listen to podcasts & on YouTube.
Adam and Kareem kick off the episode by chatting about the style of play that attracted Kareem to UCLA. They then chat about Kareem's thirst for intellectualism which was equally as important in deciding where to go to school. Kareem and Adam then talk about the unconscious shift in Kareem's life towards Islam and how he was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood. They finally cover why we need wisdom more than ever now.
The Mamba himself, Kobe Bryant joins the show to talk to Adam about his life after the NBA and his new kids podcast 'The Punies'. Kobe talks to Adam about his media company which produced the Academy Award winning 'Dear Basketball', and his new podcast 'The Punies', which highlights the lessons that kids can learn through sports. Adam then asks Kobe about what it was like growing up and how he overcame poor performance early on in his career. Adam then asks Kobe his daily regimen... turns out he still wakes up at an ungodly hour to work out.
Today, Adam sits down with mental health advocate and public speaker, Kevin Hines. You may remember Kevin from his story told on the documentary, The Bridge. He retells his suicide attempt off of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, how he survived, and the journey it has taken him on. They discuss mental health awareness, it's importance today especially with those who hide it well, and how to incorporate exercise and nutrition versus medication. Kevin's new documentary, 'Stay Alive' is available now on Amazon.
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