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24 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
#113 Unlocking: The Mirror
In this episode Mark shares why he stopped the podcast, what he's been working on, and what the future holds. He discusses the remarkable changes he's experienced with treatment for brain trauma and shares his short story, "The Mirror."
50 minutes | Feb 12, 2018
#112 Unlocking: Try Not to Die: At Grandma's House
Mark breaks down a rough draft of a story written by Anthony Johnson. Anthony's passion for writing has been reawakened and Mark tries to twist it into something dark for another volume of Try Not to Die. This episode is also the start of Mark narrating from the first book in the series, Try Not to Die: At Grandma's House.
35 minutes | Jan 31, 2018
#111 Unlocking: "Twenty-Seven Generals"
Mark and Anthony Johnson discuss the difficulty of convincing jiujitsu practitioners to try yoga, what roles they might play in the new 10th Planet Youth Center, and then Mark narrates the final short story "Twenty-Seven Generals" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days Plus 5 More (21:30).
53 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
#110 Unlocking "Twenty-Fifth of December"
Mark discusses his change in sleeping habits after reading "Why We Sleep." He also talks about the new developments and struggles with the Try Not to Die horror series and then narrates the short story "Twenty-Fifth of December" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days Plus 5 More.
31 minutes | Jan 9, 2018
#109 Unlocking: "Twenty-Third District"
Mark explains how a hip-hop dance lesson with his daughter kept him from competing in jiu jitsu. He also talks about a new plan for improvement and mentions another book he'll create with a friend in his Try Not to Die horror series. He also narrates the short story "Twenty-Third District" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days Plus 5 More. (11:50)
45 minutes | Jan 3, 2018
#108 Unlocking: "Seventeen Soldiers"
Mark takes a close look at his use of time in 2017, breaking down the amount of hours spent on his hobbies and health. He also plans his 2018 and narrates the short story "Seventeen Soldiers" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (31:20)
24 minutes | Dec 26, 2017
#107 Unlocking: "Sixteen Acres"
A short episode on Christmas, cold therapy, and Mark narrating his short story "Sixteen Acres" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (10:40)
58 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
#106 Unlocking: "Twenty-Two Pine Avenue"
Mark hangs out with co-author, 10th Planet purple belt, and Tales of Macaque podcast host, Marshall Stamper. He also narrates the short story "Twenty-Two Pine Avenue" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (44:00)
44 minutes | Dec 13, 2017
#105 Unlocking: "Twelve O'Clock High"
Mark talks about his Monday where he stopped by Kings MMA, trained at 10th Planet Oceanside and 10p San Diego along with a fun visit to his brother's. He also narrates the short story "Twelve O'Clock High" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (23:00)
31 minutes | Dec 6, 2017
#104 Unlocking: "One Last Bedtime Story"
Mark discusses jumping back into jiujitsu, exploring cold therapy, and what he's currently working on. He also narrates the short story "One Last Bedtime Story" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (11:45)
40 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
#103 Unlocking: "Two Minutes to Midnight"
Mark discusses how his fear of CTE from all the brain damage he accumulated over 14 years of football, boxing, and MMA is now motivating him to begin a new nonfiction project. He also narrates the short story "Two Minutes to Midnight" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (20:15)
69 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
#102 Unlocking: Dawna Gonzales
Mark talks with Dawna Gonzales, the host of Mat Therapy and an actress who has narrated a couple of his projects, including this episode's short story, "Mutual Understanding" (46:15) Dawna talks about her upcoming competition at the Onnit Invitational, what martial arts has done for her, why she enjoys teaching women in her self-defense program.
38 minutes | Nov 9, 2017
#101 Unlocking "26 Pills"
Mark discusses depression with men, talking with kids about emotions, how he uses cannabis as medicine, and narrates the short scifi story "26 Pills"
67 minutes | Nov 1, 2017
#100 Unlocking: "Twenty-Twenty"
Anthony Johnson returns for a very irreverent episode 100. Talking yoga, MMA, tattoos, confessions, Messiah related porn, giving away a dog, and trying to figure out what the hell's wrong with Mark.(33:50)Includes the Unlocking the Cage prologue( 50:30) And the dystopian short story "Twenty-Twenty."
86 minutes | Oct 24, 2017
#099 Unlocking: Vicious Whispers 1
Mark gives a quick run down of his week and shares Vicious Whispers episode 1.
55 minutes | Oct 18, 2017
#098 Unlocking: "Eighteen is Enough"
Vasectomy, tattooing, the Messiah, and word choice in sex scenes. Plus the short dystopian short story "Eighteen is Enough."
34 minutes | Oct 10, 2017
#097 Unlocking "Eight out of Nine"
Unlocking the Cage is released on Kindle, Mark reveals his plan to auction off his tattoo, and narrates the scifi short story "Eight out of Nine."
33 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
#096 Unlocking "28 Blocks"
The importance of a private yoga session, an update on Messiah, and the short story "28 Blocks."
35 minutes | Sep 26, 2017
#095 Unlocking "Seven to Go"
Special episode with an early listen to Ain't No Messiah, the short story "Seven to Go," and Mark talking sex scenes.
36 minutes | Sep 19, 2017
#094 Unlocking "Three Sacred Truths"
Celebrating 10 years of marriage with a trip to Vegas, fitting in two jiujitsu sessions and handing out advance copies of Unlocking the Cage. Mark also narrates the short story, "Three Sacred Truths"
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