Rob Bell is The New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk about God, The Zimum of Love and his most recent book How To Be Here. iTunes named his podcast, The RobCast, Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in The New Yorker, he’s toured with Oprah on her Life You Want Tour, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary music and comedy club in West Hollywood and is currently touring his How To Be Here Experience around the world. He and his wife Kristen have three children and live in Los Angeles.
Vishen Lakhiani is one of the most influential personalities in personal growth today. A computer engineer and entrepreneur in education technology, he is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a 200-person strong company that specializes in learning experience design, creating digital platforms and apps that power online academies in personal growth, mindfulness, wellbeing, productivity and more. He also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and sits on the Innovation Board for XPRIZE Foundation. An internationally recognized speaker on personal growth and transformation, Vishen’s mission is to revolutionize the global education system by bringing new models of enhancing human potential to people everywhere and building a school for Humanity 2.0. Vishen’s new NY Times bestselling book, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life & Succeed on Your Own Terms, is one of the best books we’ve read all year.
Wade Lightheart is an author, athlete, advisor and nutritionist. He is a former three times all natural champion body-builder who travels the globe trying to help people enrich their own lives by way of finding health, wealth and peace of mind. He is an astute businessman, whether as Director of Education at BioOptimizers Nutrition, founder of the Prosperity and Health Alliance or as a seller of Kangen water (also known as electrolyzed reduced water or hydrogen water). He also serves as an Advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute. He has written a number of books including Staying Alive in a Toxic World, What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Restructured Ionized Water, Vital Power, a Dynamic Philosophy Producing Optimum Health and Vitality Without Diets, Drugs or Doctor, and The Wealthy Backpacker. The Wealthy Backpacker teaches the reader about “financial mobility”, issues relating to the digital world, non-local income and how to Reduce, Maximize and Invest.
John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller. John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. Phenomenal episode here.
A profound scientific researcher, Nassim Haramein has spent over 30 years researching the interrelationships between the sciences in an attempt to understand the polyhedral geometry of space. Initially founding the Resonance Science Foundation (when it was called the Resonance Project Foundation), Haramein became the Director of Research. The foundation as it stands today explores the frontiers of current research in physics, and Haramein’s research findings are fundamental to the field, describing the mechanism of gravity and the information in the space-time manifold. Consequently, Haramein has published many books, spoken at many scientific conferences and his work has even been exhibited in a documentary- The Connected Universe, which explored his discoveries and their implications for future research.
Ido Portal is a movement coach who is obsessed with movement, of all varieties. After embracing Capoeira at the age of 15, an Afro-Brazilian martial art with numerous elements including dance and music, he embarked on a worldwide journey to find a Movement teacher. Not finding one, he resolved to learn all he could from people in other disciplines, learning from them as they learned from him. Now, he runs workshops around the world through his Ido Portal Company and has created a yearly event called “The Movement Camp”, a gathering where movement fans from all areas and disciplines can meet and swap information. specifically, he suggests that the long-term benefits of mindfulness include the reduction of stress, binge-eating and also increased optimism and self-control. This is easily one of the best episodes we’ve ever recorded, don’t miss this one.
A Harvard medical graduate with a postgraduate degree in medical education at UCLA, Siegel additionally served at the National Institute of Mental Health as a Research Fellow where he studied relationships and family interactions. An expert in how attachment and relationships influence memory, emotions, and behavior, his research integrates psychological theories of interpersonal neurobiology with mindfulness practice. Siegel asserts the importance of mindfulness in the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle; suggesting that if individuals practice it long-term, it induces a unique state of brain activation, benefiting and transforming the mind in the long-run. Specifically, he suggests that the long-term benefits of mindfulness include the reduction of stress, binge-eating and also increased optimism and self-control.
Dean Karnazes is a Speaker, Bestselling Author, Athlete, and Entrepreneur. TIME magazine named Dean Karnazes as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. An internationally recognized endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, Dean has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 350 continuous miles, foregoing sleep for three nights. He’s run across Death Valley in 120-degree temperatures, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40 degrees. On ten different occasions, he’s run a 200-mile relay race solo, racing alongside teams of twelve.
Kasper van der Meulen is a best-selling author, science teacher and lifestyle adventurer. He went from being overweight, burnt out and unhappy, to developing superhuman focus, fitness, and personal freedom. Kasper put himself through numerous experiments and challenges. He optimized his lifestyle, conquered the cold, ran ultra marathons on his bare feet, tested countless diets, read a ton of scientific literature and explored as many esoteric practices he could find. With over ten thousand hours of experience in teaching science, self-mastery and innovation, he decided to demystify and methodize these principles in a fun and bite-sized manner. As a final test of his focus, he wrote his book within 30 days, so that he would have to practice everything he preaches. This is a fantastic episode!
Grant Cardone is an international sales expert, New York Times best-selling author, and radio show host of The Cardone Zone. He has founded three companies: Cardone Enterprises, Cardone Real Estate Holdings, and the Cardone Group. He has shared his sales and business expertise as a motivational speaker and author of five books: Sell to Survive; The Closers Survival Guide; If You’re Not First, You’re Last; The 10X Rule; and Sell or Be Sold.
Cardone is a beast when it comes to all things business. In this conversation, we go toe to toe with one of the most unique personalities in the business today in this in no topic left untouched episode. This conversation made our week, you’ll love it!
Brian Brushwood, born January 17, 1975, in Fountain Valley, California, is a well-rounded and successful magician, author, podcaster, lecturer, and comedian. Brian was born in California, but has also lived in Norway, Colorado and Texas, where he currently resides with his wife and 3 children. How does that sound for a fun, fulfilling life? Too good to be true, you say? Well if that’s not enough, Brian is also known for the series Scam School, Podcasts: Weirings, Cordkillers, Night Attack & more, and is the author of six books. If that’s not enough to make you feel as though you’ve got a lot of catching up to do, Brushwood co-hosts a YouTube show called The Modern Rogue and has appeared on national television numerous times including the yummy Food Network, CNN and even The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
We were dropping it from geosynchronous orbit with this one our monster 100th episode. @shwood has been an influencer and KNOWS his craft. This conversation was EASY MODE as time evaporated. You’ll love this one folks!
Zach’s work blends his roles as a spiritual aspirant and a futurist into a unique identity. Zach’s spiritual background has it’s roots in being a practitioner of bhakti yoga as taught through many of the Vedantic systems of Northern India, in particular, Neem Karoli Baba as taught by Ram Dass. Through the practice of bhakti yoga, he has found keys that unlock doorways that allow the soul to experience it’s true nature of being eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. In addition to bhakti yoga, Zach is influenced by many different methods and traditions of consciousness exploration ranging from trans-humanism to Buddhism and clinical psychology. In this episode we discuss spirituality, breaking out of the grind, cubicle world, spirituality, his relationship with Timothy Leary (his dad). And so much more!
Hamilton Morris is a chemist, explorer, documentary filmmaker and scientist. He studied anthropology and science at the University of Chicago, and at The New School, a private research university in Lower Manhattan. As a sophomore, he began writing Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, a monthly column for Vice Magazine. That evolved into a series of articles and documentaries for VBS.tv, an online network founded by filmmaker Spike Jonze, and is now owned by Vice dot com. Vice brought the series to HBO and Viceland TV. He is also the science editor for Vice Magazine, and a Vice correspondent. In this episode we discuss drug policy, esoteric compounds, clandestine labratories, we cover all things vice as we discuss drugs, their potential to help and everything in-between. You’ll love this episode!