In honor of the recent passing of Norm Pattiz, we bring you our first, and final, episode of Take A Knee. We can't thank you enough for your support throughout the years, and we hope you will continue to stay inspired and motivated.
Norm Pattiz joins Adam for this introductory episode to Take a Knee. Adam begins by asking Norm about the creation of his first company, Westwood One. Then the two get into their similar upbringings in Los Angeles and where the two went to school. After that, they have a lengthy discussion on the difference between success and financial success. Then, Norm tells his story about working at The Coconut Grove Hotel when Bobby Kennedy was shot. Finally, Adam gets into Norm's success story originating from a job at local TV station KCOP and eventually chronicling his time through radio and ending on his creation of Podcast One.
This week, Adam is joined in studio by power couple & entrepreneurs, Scott and Helena Kaylin. Scott shares how he first became involved in the pickle industry after moving west from the Big Apple and missing his favorite snack. Helena also shares her own journey working for some of the largest companies in female lingerie, with an emphasis on women's brassieres, and creating her own brand to address the under marketed large breasted department. Plus, they dissect the meaning of success, how to expand a business and keeping the customers coming back for more. Kaylin & Kaylin pickles can be found at the original Farmer's Market at the Grove in Los Angeles, and Mindd Bra can be found at Victoria Secret, as well as their website MinddBra.com
This week, Adam is joined by marriage & family therapist, as well as the life coach for the NBA’s Detroit Piston, Dr. Corey Yeager. Adam kicks off the show by dissecting the 40 conversations Dr. Yeager has come up with to have with yourself, and in turn Dr. Yeager is able to help Adam find his genius, his instinct to win or lose, and they figure out the over internalizing and externalizing happening in people do today. Adam also explores Corey's athletic background, which turns into the importance of giving yourself, and engaging in tasks, and deciphering 'the process'. Dr. Corey Yeager's new book, 'How Am I Doing? 40 Conversations to Have with Yourself' is available now on Amazon and wherever you find finer books.
This week, Adam is joined by New York Times bestselling author, Dan Buettner. Dan is an expert in "Blue Zones" areas around the world that hold the secrets to a long and healthy life. He shares how he first became involved in this research alongside National Geographic, reverse-engineering longevity, and how people outside of these areas can apply it to their own lives. They also discuss genetic hardwiring, discipline, and the diets that can help you live to 100, or more! Dan's new book, 'The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100' is available now on Amazon or wherever you find finer books.
This week, Adam is joined by actor, filmmaker and retired Navy SEAL, Remi Adeleke. Remi begins by sharing his story of going from a wealthy family in Nigeria, losing it all, and moving to the Bronx, New York. He also shares his vigorous training with the SEALs, which in turn Adam explores how more people should take chances, challenging themselves even if they're body is telling them otherwise, and how it affects their lives in the long run. Plus, Remi shares the underground, and dangerous world of human trafficking, what's happening and the importance of raising awareness. Remi's film on the subject, and based on true events, 'The Unexpected' can be found on YouTube.
This week, Adam is joined by Country music songwriter, J.T. Harding. They kick off the show by sharing their paths, struggles, and experiences of making it in the entertainment industry. They also dissect the process of being a songwriter, meeting his biological parents and finding out his father was 'Cheers' actor and comedian, Jay Thomas. J.T.'s book, "Party Like a Rockstar: The Crazy, Coincidental, Hard-Luck, and Harmonious Life of a Songwriter" is available now on Amazon and everywhere you find finer books.
This week, Adam is joined by retired Navy SEAL, Jimmy Watson. After they dive into his first mission as a Marine and the injury he forced him out, Jimmy share the story of meeting and becoming the head of security for millionaire, and software mogul, John McAfee. After Adam recounts his own interview with John a year before his death, Jimmy share their relationship, business and life abroad. The non-profit organization, Operation Restored Warrior, can be found via their website, OperationRestoredWarrior.org.
This week, Adam is joined by Vishen, founder and CEO of the world’s leading personal growth platform, Mindvalley. They begin the show by dissecting the Man Show, the importance napping, the connection between sleep and obesity, and the evolution of society based on time periods. They then move onto hygiene, the obsession with cleanliness, and the dangers of air fresheners. Vishen's new book " The Six Phase Meditation Method" is available now wherever you find finer books.
This week, Adam is joined by John and Chelsea Jubilee. They are experts on the science of 'Inner Cellular Hydration', they explain how one can obtain healthy cells, the importance of staying hydrated and the right kind of water we should drink. They dissect the changes in water over the years, the increase of obesity in the nation, and society's growing need for medication. The program, the 88 day Energized Health Cellular Transformation Experience, can be found via their website, EnergizedHealth.com, and get a free consultation today.
This week, Adam welcomes back tech, media, and business attorney, Matt Bilinsky. This time, Matt shares how he became involved in the entertainment industry, his transition into the tech world, and getting start-ups on the path to success. They discuss the influence of social media, politics, and pandemic misinformation. Matt can be heard on his podcast, 'The Prevailing Narrative with Matt Bilinsky' is available everywhere you listen to podcasts.
This week, Adam is joined by endurance athlete and world record explorer, Colin O'Brady. Colin shares his feat in Antarctica, becoming the first person to walk across the isolate continent. He also shares his new mission to get people out into the world and walk, to which Adam shares his own thoughts on the importance of throwing on some headphones and going for a walk. Colin's new book, 'The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life' is available now on Amazon and everywhere you find finer books.
This week, Adam is joined, from across the pond, by entrepreneur and flight media mogul, Simon Leslie. Simon is best known for being the co-founder of Ink Global, the world’s largest brands advertise across hundreds of airlines and airports around the world, and Adam dives into all of his other accomplishments as well, from running marathons to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with his colleagues. Simon shares how the pandemic affected the company and how he was able to bring it out of the ashes into an even better brand. Simon's newest book 'Equanimity: The Diary of a CEO in Crisis' is available now on Audible and Amazon.
Today, Adam is joined by aurora and MIT professor of philosophy, Kieran Setiya. They dive right into a melting pot of subjects from exception versus reality, the dangers of letting your mind drift and defining youthful ambition. Plus, they dissect the mechanical to digital drift happening today. Kieran's new book, "Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way" is available now on Amazon, and wherever you find finer books.
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.