45 minutes | Mar 31, 2015
My Granddad and Basketball
This is a special impromptu episode of The OSP. I sat down with my granddad a couple of weeks ago to talk about Murray State basketball. The conversation basically took us through the teams history and why he has been a season ticket holder for 47 years straight. This is out of the norm for this show, but I thought it was cool and I also got the chance to write an article for The Good Men Project where I embedded this audio. You can check that out here! I hope you enjoy this episode. It doesn't have the typical intro and fancy stuff, but it's pretty neat if you're into that kind of thing. ;)
43 minutes | Mar 18, 2015
OSP009 The Human Experience with Dixie Gillaspie
On the show today I have Dixie Gillaspie. I'm honored to have her on the show for several reasons. Dixie is a writer, speaker, and coach with a passion for helping people learn more about themselves and reach their potential. Dixie is a managing editor for The Goodmen Project, which is a place where I just signed on to become an editor for their sports section and I'm really excited about it. She is also a part of the "From Ripples To Waves" course with Kimanzi Constable where they help teach authors how to utilize writing and gain access to large media platforms such as The Goodmen Project, Huffington Post, and Mind - Body - Green. In this episode we enjoy the conversation and talk about everything from childhood to empathy to what it means to understand how to leverage your talents. We also talk about Dixie's book, Just Blow It Up, and how she didn't initially want to write it, but I think it's safe to say she's glad she did. This was a fun interview and I hope you enjoy.
37 minutes | Mar 12, 2015
OSP008 A Conversation with Jay about Conversation
Today's episode is the first of many to come with my good buddy, Jay. We've been friends for a good while and I always love talking to him because he's lived an interesting life. In this episode we dive in a little deeper to the value of meaningful conversation and what can come of it. This is the first in studio interview I've done and it was a blast!
22 minutes | Feb 16, 2015
OSP007 Embracing Your Generation: An Interview with Nicole Booz
I'm excited to bring you today's episode with Nicole Booz. Nicole is the editor in chief and founder of GenTwenty.com. GenTenty is a place where twenty-something's share their ideas and opinions on what life is like and how they perceive it. I guess I shouldn't say they because I'm in that generation and I've been a contributor on her site. In fact, GenTwenty is one of the first sites that permitted me a guest post, and that's one of the main reasons I'm excited about this interview. In this episode we talk about what motivated Nicole to start the site as well as bring on so many contributors and really pull the ideas out of those around her (the site has over 30 contributors). If you like what you've heard you can join the email list and get free updates when new episodes or posts go live and it would really mean a lot if you'd leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks for listening and have a great week!
12 minutes | Feb 2, 2015
OSP006 The Power of Meaningful Conversation
Today's episode takes a short break from the interview setting and I dive into a topic that is really important to me: Meaningful Conversation. I wrote a post about it a while back on my blog The Power of Meaningful Conversation and Drones. In this post I talk about why it's important to have those conversations that make you think about something a little bit longer. The one's where you walk away and wonder, "What did I learn in the last hour?" Sometimes it's not so much what you learn, but how you learn. The questions are as important as the answers because the questions teach you to continue to ask those questions. To push the boundary and continue learning. I talk about the B.S. Report in this episode, which is Bill Simmons' podcast and how I started listening to it, what I've learned from it, and why I think the avenue of conversations is more important than the topic often times. I also talk about a writer whom I'm a big fan of in this episode, Chuck Klosterman. He's the author of books such as Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, Eating the Dinosaur, and most recently I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined). I love the way he tackles questions, the way he asks questions, and the way those questions spark conversations. Here's a link to the episode I'm referring to this week. I highly encourage you to check it out. It will be an hour well spent, I promise.
30 minutes | Jan 19, 2015
OSP005 Experiences and stories that change your life with Rex Hoggard
Today's episode is a chat with a friend whom I'm honored to have met. About seven months ago I went to an event called The Patriot Cup. It's put on by an organization known as The Folds of Honor Foundation. Folds of Honor provides scholarships to the children and family members of service members either fallen in combat or wounded in action. They truly do great work. The Patriot Cup is an invitational for service members that is a Pro-Am golf tournament. I went this past year and met Rex on the range during our practice round. We hit it off pretty well and hung out quite a bit over the course of the weekend and since the event we've stayed in touch. Today I have him on the show to talk about his military experience and his experience as a professional writer. He's now a senior writer for Golfchannel.com and is featured on the Golf Channel show Morning Drive. This episode we will dive in and talk about the experiences in our lives that have led us to this point and we'll throw some golf in there as well. Thanks for listening and I hope you have a great week. Please take some time to leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can do this with the links in the sidebar. :)
64 minutes | Jan 12, 2015
How to be thankful for anything with Bruce Van Horn
Today's episode I dive into how you can be thankful for anything. Bruce Van Horn takes us on a journey through his life and how he's come to have the perception about life that he does. It's pretty amazing! Bruce is a writer, blogger, speaker, and life coach. But not only that he is a marathon runner. His latest book is called You CAN Go the Distance! Marathon Training Guide: Advice, Plans & Motivation for All Runners. It's not only about training for one of the most mentally challenging events one can enter---it's also about training for life. If you've never been to Bruce's site, then now is the time to go. His insight is unparalleled and I couldn't be more proud to host him on the show. You can find him blogging at www.brucevanhorn.com . And you can be one of his 316,000 followers on twitter right here. This interview spawned from from a previous interview where the roles were reversed. I was a guest on episode 7 of his podcast, Life is a Marathon. Sit back and enjoy the wisdom of Bruce Van Horn. It's a great show. Please take time to review the show on iTunes or Stitcher. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
27 minutes | Jan 5, 2015
OSP 003 Following Through With a Dream: An Interview With Kimanzi Constable
Today I'm happy to present an interview with Kimanzi Constable. Kimanzi is an author with two books, which have sold a combined 86,000 plus copies on Amazon. His second book,Are You Living Or Existing?: 9 Steps to Change Your Life started out as a self-published book but was picked up by a publisher and is now available in book stores as well as on Amazon. Kimanzi has an interesting story because he has gone from driving a bread truck in Milwaukee to living life as an author/entrepreneur in Hawaii. In this episode we talk about how Kimanzi ended up where he is and how his story has shaped his life and how he perceives the world. You can get in touch with Kimanzi at his website, and on social media at the links below. www.kimanziconstable.com @KimanziC Facebook Kimanzi is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post, The Goodmen Project, Mind-Body-Green, and Entrepreneur.com. He is also a co-host of the podcast, Starve the Doubts with Jared Easley. Thanks for listening and if you could leave a review for the podcast it would be much appreciated!
16 minutes | Jan 1, 2015
OSP 002 The Theory of Decision-Making Relativity
Life is all about choices. We make good ones, bad ones, and those in between. But what do they all mean? How do we take our past choices and use them to improve our chances of making better ones in the future? What if your past experience really meant something and it had created a road map for your future? I think it does, and I attempt to answer all of these questions in this episode. This is the central theme to all of the episodes in the future and the purpose behind why I do what I do. Decision-Making Relativity is something I will talk about quite often on the show because I truly think that every decision you've made in the past, every experience you've gone through, matters. It means something for your future, some more than others. You have the tools you need to be successful in anything you want to pursue. You just have to understand how to use the tools. The origin for this podcast episode is a blog post I wrote a few weeks back titled the same. You can find it at the link below. The Theory of Decision-Making Relativity Thanks for listening and as always feel free to share this episode with anyone you feel might be able to gain some value from it. You are awesome. Live it.
11 minutes | Jan 1, 2015
OSP 001 A Life of Meaning
Proud to present the first episode of The Old Soul Podcast! In this episode I give you a run down on what life means to me and why I do what I do. It's an intro to the show and what you can expect later on down the road. You can find more about my story at the link below: About Me To find me on Facebook and Twitter check it out below. :) Facebook Page Twitter Thanks for listening and feel free to comment below and let me know what you thought. This show is for you, after all. Feel free to download, embed, or share as you wish. -Chandler