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82 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
#13 Chandler Malone
In this episode, we interview Chandler Malone, a three time entrepreneur who is now building The Ideate Project and investing in early stage companies through Atento Capital. His journey began as a college student, building an events business that hosted shows for Billboard top 10 artists including the Chainsmokers before launching his first software company, The Moves, which he exited in 2019. Chandler has a passion for helping underrepresented entrepreneurs and using technology to improve quality of life. Chandler serves as an Investor in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis and a board member at Urban Coders Guild. He shares how he got to where he is today and advice for those wanting to follow in his footsteps by being a business owner. We discuss the importance of diversity in tech and how technology advancements can better our society. We'd love to hear your feedback, please leave a review!
62 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
#12 We moved to the city of angels
We hope you enjoy catching up with us! On this episode we discuss: Tech: Sam got a drone. What is the future of drones?Music: 528 hz is supposedly the miracle tone? Most music is at 440 hz. Is it not good for the brain? XXXtentacion said he engineered his music to be better for us. Health: Endogenous ketosis vs. exogenous ketosis.Fashion: We talk about minimalism, how we got rid of most of our clothes before the move. Sam shares about his new Fabletics membership and his new sweats with anti-stench technology. Pop Culture: We want to do van life! And... Shani's experience with a recent social media troll... Psychology: What we each use to plan our yearly goals- Sam uses Jordan Peterson's Self Authoring System, and Shani uses the Makse Life Planner.
89 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
#11 Megan Schaller
In this episode, we interview, Megan Schaller, a doctoral student in the Biomedical Sciences program at the University of Michigan with a focus in molecular physiology. As a scientist, she researches intestinal health while navigating higher education with ADHD.
151 minutes | Jan 10, 2021
#10 Max Pryce
In this episode, we interview comedian, Max Pryce. Max is based in St. Louis and has much to say about his eventful 27 years of life. Drawing from his unique experiences with his family, his degenerative and crime-ridden youth, and ongoing troubles as a young, single father, he is able to connect with crowds of all ages and backgrounds as he shares universally relatable stories of his past. A 2-time finalist for Make Me Laugh USA and runner up in the Funniest Person in STL Competition, Max works at clubs and independent shows all over the Midwest. He can also be found touring and performing regularly with Preston Lacy of MTV’s Jackass, and has worked with names like Pauly Shore, Chris Kattan, Bobcat Goldthwait, David Koechner, and many more. Back home, Max produces the top rated/reviewed and highest attended monthly comedy show in St. Louis at The Funny Bone.
72 minutes | Jan 2, 2021
#9 Atomic Habits Discussion w/ Chris Heaney
Every couple months, Sam, Shani, and Chris Heaney read a book and then get together to discuss it on the podcast. Recently, we read Atomic Habits by James Clear. We finished this book just in time for the new year, we are excited to take what we've learned from the author's habit research and tips. We hope this inspires you to try some of the things James taught us and possibly read the book as well!
100 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
#8 Madelyn Lego
Interviewing Actor, Singer, and Creative, Madelyn Lego. We discuss how she got into acting, her experiences in the industry, and what changes she has endured since the pandemic. Keep up with her shenanigans at madelynclairelego.com or @maddielego on all platforms.
69 minutes | Dec 12, 2020
#7 Rachel Bavery
Rachel Bavery, PT, DPT is a licensed physical therapist in central Louisiana. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. We dive into details on what a PT is — who they treat, what they treat, and where they treat — as well as her experience as an essential healthcare worker during the global pandemic.
94 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
#6 TJ Ragsdale of RagsdaleHealth
TJ Ragsdale and Sam met during college in St. Louis, where they were both in the same fraternity. TJ is a former Real Estate bond trader turned holistic health trainer. He founded his health & fitness practice, RagsdaleHealth, during a three-month stint in Istanbul right after quitting finance. He lives between the Hudson Valley (NY) and Philadelphia where he trains clients full-time.
53 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
#5 Rich Dad Poor Dad Discussion
We have Chris Heaney back on the show to discuss "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. We dive into details, such as each of our takeaways from the book, how it compares with philosophies of other great minds, how it compares with advice from our own dads, and how it applies to modern times and the millennial generation specifically. Chris is Sam's friend from college, and currently works as a Software Engineer at Amazon.
50 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
#4 Halloweenie 2020
On this episode we change things up a bit and discuss a few true crime events that were turned into major movies as well as a few of the "most haunted places in the world" in celebration of Halloween. We cover 2 of our usual topics as well, this week focusing on a Tech topic (Apple focusing on its own search engine vs. Google search) and a health topic (the confusion in the media about dieting/nutrition)Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend and we will see ya next week!Reference links:16 true crime events that turned into movies Most haunted places in the world
45 minutes | Oct 24, 2020
#3 Chris Heaney
Chris Heaney, Amazon Software Engineer discusses growing up in Chicago, how business consulting transitioned to software development, Ethereum, Bitcoin, Discipline, and more!
34 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
#2 Oh the nuance
We hope you enjoy this episode! We discuss:Tech: The new Apple WatchMusic: Justin Bieber's new song with Chance the Rapper, HolyHealth: Netflix's new show called UnwellFashion: FabScrap aims to solve fashion industry waste problem” Pop Culture: What we think will be the most popular Halloween costumes this yearPsychology: "Purpose over pleasure", one of Sam's favorite motivational speakers, Wes Watson
51 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
#1 Our First POD Boiiiii
Welcome to our show!On this episode we discuss:Tech: Elon Musk Shares Thoughts On Bill GatesMusic: Tik Tok Partners with UnitedMasters Health: Diet Tribes and "unfollowing anyone that makes you self conscious"Fashion: Lebron James wearing Grateful Dead X Chinatown Market collaboration.Pop Culture: Celebrities and influencers coming out with their own brands. Good, bad, nuanced?Psychology: Having a Dog Might Boost your Immune System
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