The Habitat Podcast
Life On Mars?
Mars, also known as the Red Planet, has always created a certain level of interest and intrigue amongst the general public. Could there be signs of life out there? Will we someday, as a human race, step foot on planet Mars like we did the moon?
Beyond the curiosities of the general public, NASA has been keenly interested in Mars and has studied the great planet for a while now, having first launched robotics onto Mars decades ago to begin gathering data.
We know that the atmosphere of Mars would be lethal for humans to breathe in naturally. We know that the terrain is rocky, akin to a rough desert terrain. We know that temperatures can be unbearably cold. All these stated deterrents aside, NASA is indeed preparing to one day have a human presence on Mars.
Be it grand curiosity, or a last ditch failsafe against humanity’s tragic trashing of our own earth, the training and studies for Mars cohabitation are getting more comprehensive. Now, we in the general public have a first class ticket for a voyeuristic view into one such study. Read More
The Science Of Happiness Podcast
A Growing Discontent
Happiness is an elusive and at times perplexing emotion. Babies seem to be born into a natural state of bliss, pure happiness, but over time life experience tends to dampen this joy. We then spend much of our adulthood desperately seeking to recapture what was once an innate emotional state.
In today’s day and age, we have never been more at risk of limiting our own happiness due to the lifestyles and manners in which we live. Cell phones, a widening disconnection from nature, lack of movement, and an ever-growing dissatisfaction with careers are all key detractors within current society that have pushed happiness far off the map for many. For some, experiencing recurring happiness is nothing more than a wishful fantasy.
What if happiness could be cultivated and achieved by undertaking simple routines and practices that were scientifically backed? That is the crux of an entertaining and informative new podcast, aptly titled The Science Of Happiness. Read More
The Kennedy Name
The Kennedy name is one of the most iconic and storied family names in all of American history. Just hearing the name stirs images of patriotism, unrivaled leadership in the face of global crisis, and compassion for all American citizens across the socioeconomic divide.
Just as quickly, though, thoughts of the Kennedy name can turn to the more tragic and darker side of the family as well. Unparalleled suffering from the loss of young lives, rumors of womanizing and excessive alcohol consumption, and of course two assassinations, both within a decades time, that forever changed the soul of America. Read More
Our Beloved Musical Heroes
Rock and roll, through the wild personas that forged its musical landscape, has certainly had its fair share of dark and devious brush ups with the law over its storied history.
We as a society seem to revel in the legends of our rock heroes flirting with the occult, going head first into the abyss of drugs and alcohol, and even getting embroiled in alleged murders.
True crime has exploded for podcasts in recent history and Disgraceland is a new venture that adds a unique twist to the genre by focusing on crimes and stories that involve legends from the music industry. It is a brilliant twist that binds together two wildly passionate fan bases, true crime, and music, that are sure to be equally swept up by this unique mashup. Read More
Ear Hustle The Podcast
Your Invitation To Prison
Ear Hustle is prison slang for eavesdropping. Ear Hustle is also the slick name of a groundbreaking podcast that is co-produced and co-hosted by inmates Antwan Williams and Earlonne Woods deep within the constricted walls of San Quentin prison.
This groundbreaking show is an invitation for an intimate encounter with a world that is often dramatized and documented on television and in movies but perhaps remains misunderstood.
Ear Hustle has come to life as part of the Radiotopia podcast network and through a partnership with co-producer and co-host Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist who volunteers at the prison. Read More
Whine Down With Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer is a singer, actress, mother, wife, and now a host of one of the most honest and soul-bearing podcast shows I have ever listened to.
Within minutes of the start of the show, Kramer opens up and shares about her love addiction and a previous one-week marriage to a guy who was 14 years her age who also used to be married to Christina Applegate.
The admissions were flying fast and furiously at the onset of the show and never seemed to let up one bit in this debut podcast episode through iHeart Radio.
Trust issues in the marriage, fantasies of being divorced and alone, her husband’s lack of sexual proclivity and her walking home from couples counseling sessions were all bandied about at a staggering pace. Read More
Heart, Hustle, and Soul
Gary Vaynerchuk has become the standard bearer for hustling.
He is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, which is a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients. Gary’s newest venture, VaynerSports, is a new age athlete representation firm.
Gary is a showman without a doubt, but he became one of the most iconic online personas today by consistently providing value with his content and making integrity the linchpin with which he has built his brand.
Gary seems heartfelt in wanting every single person he touches to break free from the soul-sucking trap of the rat race. He implores people to take definitive and immediate action in pursuit of their own entrepreneurial dreams. Read More
Murder On The Space Coast
When disclaimers are announced at the onset of a show warning the viewer or listener that the proceeding material could be unsuitable for sensitive audiences I quite often pay little attention to the forewarning.
Never has a disclaimer been more fitting and never should anyone have to heed these words with such caution as when entering the dark, disturbing, yet highly captivating world of Murder On The Space Coast. Read More
The Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet has been exploding in popularity lately. Initially designed decades ago as a dietary, therapeutic agent to combat epileptic seizures, it has more recently been adopted as a favored means to shed pounds, gain energy, and boost mental clarity.
The ketogenic diet is basically a diet composed of shifting around your macronutrient intake to favor fats, restrict carbs, and have a moderate amount of protein. When attempting to eat within this basic construct of the ketogenic lifestyle, challenges can and do arise.
There can be confusion on which of the three macronutrients is most important to focus on for success, in addition to encountering some common ketogenic pitfalls, like experiencing a foggy brain. Read More
The Adam Carolla Show
My Introduction To Podcasts
I got my first Android phone in the summer of 2008 but did not make immediate use of all the newfound technology that was now within my hands reach. During my work days, I would leave my sterile office environment promptly at 1:00 pm like clockwork but still opted to grab my sporty AM/FM radio with the armband for joggers and tried to get in as many steps as the 45-minute break would allow.
I would listen to any non-commercial content that my AM tuner could pick up like NPR, sports talk, political discussions, and yes, even some weird guy broadcasting from the public radio tower a few miles away.
The walking and the thirst for something entertaining to listen to both served as reprieves from the mundane nature of the 9-5 grind. That was until I lost my job due to the looming financial meltdown… Read More
Pull Up With CJ McCollum
Our Limited Access to Athletes
Athletes mainly communicate to the masses through the press. They often stand in their locker room or in front of a podium answering questions and offering sound bites, typically in a mundane manner and often relying on cliches to get by.
Athletes tend to be guarded and consciously strive to not offend teammates or coaches, alienate fans, or jeopardize sponsorships. Our access to athletes outside of their arena of play tends to remain of a highly-limited and sanitized nature.
While social media gave the promise of direct connection with personas and stars, it is often through a limited number of characters or even worse, it is scripted and pushed out by a management or public relations firm.
The Promising Medium Of Podcasts
Now enter podcasts, a medium that is long-form and unfettered by default, allowing for a type of extended glimpse into the world of athletes seldom enjoyed by fans up to this point in the history of sports.
Pull Up with CJ McCollum is such a podcast, offering access to the thoughts and expressions of one of the NBA’s bright, young stars, who also happens to have a degree in journalism. Read More
The Bulletproof Brand
Bulletproof is a food and supplement company geared towards peak performance. It was founded by their CEO Dave Asprey.
The linchpin of the Bulletproof brand is their signature Bulletproof coffee, which Dave is credited with creating. Bulletproof coffee is a nutritionally dense, high-powered, blended coffee beverage with grass-fed butter and Bulletproof Brain Octane supplying a host of healthy fats to fuel the body and brain for hours on end.
Beyond their signature coffee concoction, Dave and the Bulletproof brand have a rather mighty podcast show as well.
The Bulletproof Radio Podcast
Dave, being a trailblazing CEO himself, attracts thought leaders from a wide range of backgrounds and industries to share tips and hacks to help people find more energy, happiness, and fulfillment out of life.
I myself have been informed and inspired by the Bulletproof Radio podcast. There have been numerous episodes that have directly transformed my approach towards eating, the ways in which I tend to my mental health, and the manners in which I seek fulfillment through my work. Read More
Thomas DeLauer - Executive Performance Coach
Thomas DeLauer is an elite personal trainer from the Santa Barbara area of California who has helped clients around the world reach their desired states of peak performance in life.
A self-described executive body and business coach, Thomas works to maximize the mind and body connection of his clients for high-level achievement, fulfillment, and balance in their personal and professional lives.
While Thomas looks the part of a California based trainer, he also packs a significant amount of value and actionable advice into the free wellness videos he posts online.
Thomas is constantly churning out new informational and strategic pieces on the ketogenic diet, inflammation, and weight loss. He has a unique way of providing some pretty high-minded scientific research in support of his tips and tricks but he conveys these details in a way that is easy to absorb and understand.
Thomas goes about making his videos with integrity and he displays a genuine care in wanting others to live healthy and fulfilled lives. In an industry that can often be plagued with ego and vanity, Thomas has a laid back and humbled approach to helping others. I have found him to be a trusted source of practical information.
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