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77 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
S7 E8 Steve's Hemp
This week I walked a couple of blocks to my friend Steve Hampton's new storefront that is opening soon. Steve has built up his own businesses since he was young. Social media pages, youtube channels, you name it. This past year Steve was finally able to take his business full time. While he has done the vast majority of his sales online so far, he rented a strorefront close to my shop to finally start helping people face to face. Not only did we record this episode there, but I also painted a 1- foot tall mural that you are gunna want to see once his doors officially open. There are a ton of CBD retailers these days, but Steve stands out as one of the best. His sleep gummies are the reason that I wake up ready to take on my days. Along with this episode we are releasing collaborative tinctures of 1000mg Delta 8 for you all to try. I'm super proud of how far this man has come since we met and I'm stoked to be able to share his story with you.
72 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
S7 E7 PB & J Pythons
This week I welcomed some slithery little friends into my home. This week's episode features a local python breeder. Justin started out by rescuing and rehoming reptiles, but originally stayed away from snakes entirely. In fact, he was terrified of them from a young age until a friend brought one over and convinced him to hold it. The next day Justin ordered his first snake and has been hooked ever since. I'm not sure how well I would sleep with 40 plus snakes in my home.
48 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
S7 E6 Javan (Rapper/Skateboarder)
This week I met up with Javan, a rapper and skateboarder originally from the east coast. His music had just started to really pop off right before the pandemic hit. When challenges pop up, usually different opportunities open up as well if you look for them. Javan took advantage of the time and decided to move out to Los Angeles to pursue his music career and has already established himself in the scene. He’s part of an up and coming group called Deathproof full of other music artists and skateboarders. Expect to see their names more and more in the coming years. Fresh off his most recent tour, he’s ready to make his mark on the world. His journey is gunna be a fun one to follow.
45 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
S7 E5 Courtney Sanderson (Dancer/Influencer)
This week we travelled to Hollywood California to meet with someone everyone has seen, but might not yet know. Courtney started gymnastics at the age of 3. By 7 she was already in competitions. As the years went by and the dream of the olympics started to disappear, it was time to figure out a direction. She became a cheerleader and started applying to Ivy League schools. Despite a 4.0, she didn’t get accepted to any of them. Instead she attended college in Hawaii and started doing work in promotions. When a video of her twerking at a party went viral online, she realized that there were actually competitions for that. Naturally, her competitive spirits led her in that unique direction. Fast forward to today, and she now lives in Hollywood working as a dancer in music videos, a social media influenced, and teaches twerk classes all over the country. Don’t worry, we’ll tell the whole story behind her being featured in one of the most watched music videos of all time too. This interview lined up by random chance and I didn’t know what to expect. Courtney is a sweetheart and an incredibly hardworking and highly intelligent individual. There is a lot more to her story than just the viral videos of her shaking her booty. Tune in and find out 🤙
52 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
S7 E4 James Barmore
This week we travelled to Hollywood, CA to meet up with a singer, dancer, songwriter, producer, designer, style king, and overall really cool human. James Barmore has sang for major artists like John Legend and Chance the Rapper, but has been putting most of his focus on making his own music over the last few years. While I've had some really established guests from the music world, James is really just getting starting. In fact, when I interviewed him he had just gotten off his overnight shift at his regular job and took a bus to meet with me. It's not all sunshine and roses when you're out there just trying to make it. With a voice and presence like his, it won't be long before he blows up. Just check out his brand new EP "Lavender".
55 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
S7 E3 Sven Johnson (Youtube Comedian)
This week we welcomed a local youtube sensation to the show. Sven Johnson is a 21 year old college student in my hometown that has blown up over the last couple of years. Partially in thanks to some help from his older brother Gus, who has an even larger youtube audience (3.4M) and currently lives in LA doing a lot of work with Comedy Central, Sven has already built a subscriber count of over 600k. After listening to this interview, you're going to want to subscribe as well. Some people just have something special about them, Sven is one of these rare breeds. Tune in and hear how he started, broke his mom's ceiling light for views, and set himself up for the epic adventure of life that is waiting for him when he graduates.
66 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
S7 E2 Blake Johnson (Professional Skateboarder)
This week we travelled to Venice beach, CA to chat with professional skateboarder Blake Johnson. Blake is a California native, but has been living in Barcelona since before the pandemic started. I was pretty lucky to have caught him while he was back visiting for a few weeks. Tune in and hear about his skateboarding journey, his passion for food, and what it was like being in a foreign country while everything shut down.
75 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
S7 E1 Dave Yaden (Pianist, Songwriter)
This week we travelled to Los Angeles, CA to hang out with Grammy award winning songwriter Dave Yaden. He welcomed me into his home with him and his son Wolfgang to talk about life, music, business minds, and a whole lot more. Dave is certainly a performer and a genuine character of a man, but in the best possible way. Tune in and find out why people call him a Techno Viking, and Cowboy Jedi, and so much more. He also drops some serious gems of knowledge that you’re gunna wanna hear.
72 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
S6 E10 Maestro Harrell (actor, musician, creator)
Maestro Harrell and I couldn’t have had much more of a different upbringing which made this conversation incredibly interesting and enjoyable for me. Maestro has been in the public eye virtually his entire life. His parents had him taking piano lessons as a toddler, and he already had a major role on the tv show “Guys like us” at the age of 7. He’s originally from Chicago, but due to his early success in entertainment he’s been flying all over the world his whole life. He’s arguably known most as the character “Randy” from his years working on the hit tv show “The Wire”, but he’s a hell of a lot more than that. Just check out his Wikipedia page to find his very long list of credentials including putting out several rap albums, producing others work, making music for commercials, and designing clothing. Despite having such a different lifestyle, we really connected and this is one of my favorite episodes I’ve done so far. Maestro is such a down to earth, open minded, and kind individual. Give this a listen now. You can thank me later.
82 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
S6 E9 Sawyer Brice @_soyr (Director, Photographer, Videographer)
This week we welcomed a budding star to the show. Sawyer Brice is currently a student at UWEC right here in my home town, yet he is already making big moves and has worked with a ton of big names in the music industry. I meet people once in a while that I can just tell are going to blow up. Sawyer is one of those people. His journey is gunna be fun to watch.
69 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
S6 E8 Myles Hass (Owner of Magic Men Live & The Stripped Down Podcast)
I spent the first week of May staying in penthouse in Hollywood. Over 5 days I was able to record 9 episodes of season 6. The last one I recorded was with Myles. I didn't have plans to interview him. I didn't even know who he was until I arrived. Myles Hass is a very interesting entrepreneur. It was his place that I was crashing at. Remember that movie "Magic Mike"? Yeah, they stole that name from Myles's company Magic Men. Myles is originally from Detroit, and built himself an empire. For the last handful of years Myles and his "Magic Men" have been traveling the world as the biggest ladies night the world has ever seen. Then the pandemic hit. Nothing can stop this guy. Seriously, I can honestly say that I sat with him and watched him spend 12 or more hours a day working on his computer learning and building a new branch of his business. Around the same time I started my show, Myles started his own called the "Stripped Down" podcast. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will. Go check it out after you listen to this.
76 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
S6 E7 J Rapp (Social Media Entrepreneur)
Johnny Rapp aka "J Rapp" is a humble, caring, successful, and incredibly interesting human. Some might refer to him as a social media genius, but I'd call him a helper of people. J Rapp found a love, interest, and home in the social media world growing up. His perspective is like none I've ever heard. To him, the idea of being able to be anyone or anything through a simple profile was extremely enticing. He built and managed accounts with millions of followers while still in high school. The really interesting thing to me is, that he did all of this without anyone really knowing who he was. He never wanted the notoriety or attention personally. Of course, this incredibly useful skill he developed eventually had him working behind the scenes with all kinds of super wealthy and famous individuals, but he still prefers to be in the background. In fact, his company J Rapp Media is much more focused on helping the little guy these days. This is one of my favorite episodes to date. We became instant friends recording this. You can expect to see more collab works in the future. Meet my friend J Rapp.
75 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
S6 E6 Kym Kral (Comedian)
Kym Kral is a so called funny lady. I had to go find out for myself. We met up in Hollywood, but she's just a transplant like so many others in that city. Kym has the best vibes which made this conversation one of my favorites I've ever done. Her journey from cheesy dating shows, to stand up comedy, to starting her podcast, to writing her first book is one you're gunna want to hear.
51 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
S6 E5 Markus Shields (Dancer/Choreographer/Songwriter)
Markus Shields has travelled the world as a backup dancer and choreographer for countless big acts. I’ve obviously seen backup dancers on t.v. before, but I never really put much thought into how someone even goes down that path. Markus shares his story of growing up in the Midwest, finding his calling, and carving out an unlikely path. He even shares his new passion for creating music with us which he discovered during the pandemic. It’s never too late to try new things.
62 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
S6 E4 David Cannava (Drummer, DJ, Director, Creative)
David Cannava grew up in Colorado Springs, but has lived in L.A. for about 8 years already. David is a drummer, artist, entrepreneur, director, and all around creative. You can find a ton of his music on youtube under his stage name "Mad in the Hat" drums. Since the pandemic however, he has transitioned towards a different career. Along with some others, David is the owner of Create This L.A. studio. It would probably easier for you to understand what it is if ya go check them out on Instagram. They recently did a music video for Maroon 5, so you can expect it to be pretty cool. Hard work always pay off. This is all the proof ya need.
45 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
S6 E3 Stefano (Singer/Songwriter)
Stefano Langone popped onto the scene as a contestant on season 10 of American Idol. Many of us are aware that tv shows never really tell the real story. Tune in and hear his story a bit more in his words. His career is a bit of a roller coaster of ups and downs. We were super lucky to have caught Stefano when we did. A few months prior he had lost his voice, had career saving surgery, and had to be completely silent for several months. On the mend, with his voice better than ever, he agreed to record this conversation.
93 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
S6 E2 Chef Andre Sickinger
This week we travelled to Hollywood California to meet with one of the world’s premier personal chefs. Chef Andre Sickinger hails from Sydney Australia and has lived and cooked all over the world for everyone including celebs like Jessica Simpson, Eddie Murphy, Robert Downy JR., royalty, and the elite. Tune in to hear stories from growing up, becoming a chef, traveling the world, meeting incredible people, and living the “James Bond” lifestyle. This one is a bit longer, but still not nearly long enough. Enjoy.
47 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
S6 E1 Gwen Singer (Model/Podcaster/Singer)
I was in another room recording another episode for season 6 when Gwen came by the penthouse I was staying at to shoot with @visualdirt . I finished the interview and when I came into the living area we immediately started chatting. Gwen is incredibly friendly and was super excited to hear about my show since she had just began her own podcasting journey. Sometimes things are just meant to happen. Luckily our schedules were able to line up the following day for her to come on the show. You don't get over a million Instagram followers just from being pretty. Gwen has an amazing story, and it's just beginning.
67 minutes | May 31, 2021
S5 E10 Lamorne Morris (Actor/Comedian)
Lamorne is arguably the coolest guest I've had so far. I was beyond stoked to be welcomed into his home to hang out and record one of my favorite episodes to date. Lamorne wasn't handed anything. After growing up in Chicago, he had quite the journey. Don't let his success fool you. Tune in and hear how he went from being homeless to a household name while staying humble and grounded.
68 minutes | May 24, 2021
S5 E9 Garrett Galvin (@fishingarrett)
Garrett Galvin aka @FishinGarrett lives life with no fear. He has over 1 million followers on TikTok for a reason. The videos he posts playing with massive snakes, alligators, fish, and all kinds of Florida wildlife are captivating to say the least. Go check it out and you'll understand why. This was his first podcast interview. After seeing the short videos, you're gunna want to hear his stories.
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