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Season 3 Episode 14 with Political Philosopher Aaron James on Assholes, Surfing with Sartre and Monetary Policy

May 4th, 2020

 

Aaron James holds a PhD from Harvard and is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Assholes: A TheoryAssholes: A Theory of Donald Trump, and Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy and numerous academic articles. He was awarded a Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and spent the 2009-10 academic year at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He’s a skilled, lifelong surfer and lives in Irvine, California.

 

When Aaron and I started this podcast, I didn’t realize it would last roughly three hours…an amazing journey about living authentically, being attuned to our environment, traveling through remote parts of the world to surf epic waves and how monetary policy may save us.

 

If you’re enjoying this podcast and want more information about Aaron, there was a recent article in Fast Company where he was quoted as an expert because of his work Assholes: A Theory.

 

https://www.fastcompany.com/90490489/how-reddits-am-i-the-asshole-became-the-definitive-document-of-the-trump-era

 

You can find more of his titles at the link, and Aaron writes in a popular style that is accessible to everyone:

 

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/150710/aaron-james

 

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Season 3 Episode 13 with Comedian Pete Holmes

April 27th, 2020

Pete Holmes is a creator and comedian who has brought joy to the world through his stand up, podcast (You Made It Weird), television shows (Crashing on HBO), specials and his latest book: Comedy Sex God (that’s a list and not a descriptor of Pete, although many people are saying he is those things). He has a current stand up tour “Silly Silly Fun Boy” that is currently on hold and will resume when safely possible.

 

All things Pete Holmes can be found here:

 

https://peteholmes.com/

 

This podcast with Pete dug into the deeper side of Pete—how he was raised, how things fell apart for him and how he rebuilt his life in a way that has been deliberately liberating and an inspiration to many of his fans. Rob Bell (also on the podcast this year) introduced me to Pete, and if you enjoyed Rob’s interview about learning to shift gears and move in new directions, I think you’ll find some common themes in Pete’s life and experiences. Most significant to me is how Pete has developed a deep joy and inclusive love for the world that is marked with wonder and mystery. He dives into all of it and has fun-yet-profound insights that mark him as one of our modern philsopher-as-comedian archetype that I find so compelling.

 

Kickasspirational Bro Codes:

 

SuperCoffee: Our friends at Kitu Super Coffee are offering 25% off their delicious all-natural, sugar-free Super Coffees and Super Creamers (I drink the creamers straight they are so good). Lots of great MCT fats and 3-10g of protein. Https://drinksupercoffee.com and use code: Kickasspirational25

 

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Season 3 Episode 12 with Super Coffee CEO Jim DeCicco

April 21st, 2020

Jim DeCicco is the oldest of three twenty-something brothers who created Kitu Super Coffee. Jim serves as the CEO for the business and is a part of the RX3 Ventures family (a fund that I’m involved with). This podcast is among my favorites to date for listeners who are interested in figuring out how to launch an idea, and when it might make sense to turn a part-time obsession into a full-time business.

 

Information on the brothers can be found here:

 

https://drinksupercoffee.com/pages/family

 

Jordan, Jake and Jim created Super Coffee while they were in various stages of either being in university of just out. Jim talks about that journey, the value of sports and education as well as the difference between persistence and perseverance (both of which are necessary to succeed). He also how they went from a small start-up to Shark Tank to the hyper growth that they are experiencing today.

 

Kickasspirational Bro Codes:

 

SuperCoffee: Our friends at Kitu Super Coffee are offering 25% off their delicious, all-natural, sugar-free Super Coffees and Super Creamers (I drink the creamers straight they are so good). Lots of great MCT fats and 3-10g of protein. Https://drinksupercoffee.com and use code: Kickasspirational25

 

NewAge: The Noni by NewAge immunity bundle combines Tahitian Noni Juice and Cell Defense that can help your body dramatically boost immunity. Use this link to get a bottle of each plus free shipping ($120 value) for $40. https://noninewage.com/roth

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andymolinsky/2019/01/24/jim-decicco-super-coffee-shark-tank-and-great-tips-for-young-entrepreneurs/#4460cae63717

Season 3 Episode 11 with Dr Joe VanderMeer COVID-19 Update

April 16th, 2020

Dr. Joe VanderMeer is a West Michigan head and neck surgeon, ENT specialist, graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, head of his physician group and my brother-in-law.

https://www.lakeshorehealthpartners.com/ear-nose-throat-dr-joseph-vandermeer

 Joe joins the Kickasspirational Podcast to give us an update on the COVID-19 virus from his POV in Holland, Michigan—what’s going on now, what’s been working to contain the virus and where we have opportunities to learn and improve.

 We also discuss the intricacies of being Dutch-Frisian Americans, national and global healthcare politics and a few other topics that might surprise you.

 

Kickasspirational Bro Codes:

 Our friends at Kitu Super Coffee are offering 25% their delicious all-natural, sugar free Super Coffees and Super Creamers (I drink the creamers straight they are so good). Lots of great MCT fats and 3-10g of protein. https://drinksupercoffee.com/ and use code:Kickasspirational25

 

NewAge (where I work now) is offering a trial immunity bundle of our two best products, Tahitian Noni Juice and Cell Defense that can help your body dramatically boost immunity. Use this link and get a bottle of each plus free shipping ($120 value) for $40: https://noninewage.com/roth

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Surf Comedy Celebrity Jonathan Wayne Freeman

April 12th, 2020

Who doesn’t want a Kickasspirational Easter Egg? Jon Freeman hosts SURFER Magazine’s Ultra Core Surf Hourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2vTdkld_H0 and has managed to wait until his 40’s to navigate social media surf stardom. The production team voted and decided that we’d push out one of our most entertaining episodes over the Passover/Easter holiday as a special gift.

 

If you don’t follow @jonathanwaynefreeman on Instagram, you’re missing out and in for a treat. He broke out as an social media comedian in mid-life, still holds down a full-time job as a paramedic and appears to navigate family life well—he has a wife who appears to give him a long leash and two great kiddos.

 

We cover how he broke out, the rules of surfing and who wrote them, how to manage trolls, curious questions about alternative realities and juggling a job, family and the demands of a grueling celebrity career.

 

Special thanks to Pat Parnell and Curious Gabe Sullivan for help with some special questions. We are also implementing new tech, a new speed round of questions that only a true waterman could answer. Worth a listen for sure.

 

Kickasspirational Bro Codes:

 

Our friends at Kitu Super Coffee are offering 25% their delicious all-natural, sugar free Super Coffees and Super Creamers (I drink the creamers straight they are so good). Lots of great MCT fats and 3-10g of protein.https://drinksupercoffee.com/ and use code:Kickasspirational25

 

NewAge (where I work now) is offering a trial immunity bundle of our two best products, Tahitian Noni Juice and Cell Defense that can help your body dramatically boost immunity. Use this link and get a bottle of each plus free shipping ($120 value) for $40: https://noninewage.com/roth

Season 3 - Episode 9 - NewAge CEO Brent Willis

April 6th, 2020

It’s unclear what the total impact of COVID-19 will be, how long the quarantines will last and what will become the new normal.

What we do know is that right now we must behave differently to not only survive the pandemic but to thrive and grow ourselves, our families, our communities and our livelihoods during this difficult period.

Brent Willis developed the disciplines to lead in a crisis through his training at West Point, his leadership in the Army and the aggressive global growth he created at major companies and brands while the youngest president at Coca Cola and his leadership at Stella Artois/AmBev.

Now as the CEO of NewAge (NBEV on NASDQ), the fastest growing beverage company in the world, Brent joins the Kickasspirational Podcast to discuss how the company is investing in deeper bonds and faster organic growth with our distributor partners while we expand what it means to truly be an integrated omni channel business.

If you’re interested to get more information about Noni by NewAge’s free training on virtual meeting and social media training tools, please follow on Instagram @nonibynewage for announcements about times, dates and virtual locations.

 

For more information about the products, brands and businesses, please visit www.noninewage.com or www.newage.com

 

If you’re interested in Noni by NewAge’s immune boosting products, Tahitian Noni Juice and Cell Defense, we have an offer for new customers www.noninewage.com/roth to try both products at a dramatic discount and get free shipping.

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aubrey Marcus

March 31st, 2020

This COVID-19 crisis is awful. Let’s start there. Given that, what will we do?

 

Aubrey Marcus is a pioneer of what he calls Total Human Optimization. He has been breaking through the thin veneers of civilization, the constructs that hold many of us back and has written, podcasted and created a $70 million lifestyle company based on his philosophy that provides supplements, fitness equipment, foods and apparel.

 

This podcast was done remotely on Zoom and we had a little technical difficulty at the beginning that we address later in the episode. We lived the mantra of “failing forward” of “don’t worry, be crappy” and got this out regardless. Maybe it turned out a little better because of it.

 

If you’re struggling to break through barriers yourself, struggling to deal with the current zeitgeist of fear, uncertainty and doubt and wondering what you can do right now, today, this podcast will belp.

 

Aubrey Marcus has a website that links to his creative world at: www.aubreymarcus.com

 

Aubrey’s company, Onnit and the products we discussed can be found here: www.onnit.com

 

If you’d like to find out more about Noni by NewAge products, we have a special offer for our immunity bundle: Tahitian Noni Juice and Cell Defense (normally $120 with shipping and handling) for $40 at:

https://noninewage.com/roth

 

The Kickasspirational website is: www.kickasspirational.com

David Vanderveen can be found here: www.davidvanderveen.com

Season 3 - Episode 7 Covid Quarantine in Paris with Willem Vanderveen

March 26th, 2020

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Science Mike (Corona Virus)

March 22nd, 2020

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Safety Third, Risk Reward, and Safety

March 10th, 2020

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