Rachel Maddow Podcast
Asking All The Questions
Rachel Maddow has a signature styled ability to question and pursue a path of inquiry in a manner that both entertains and ultimately seeks to get to the truth. The onset of every show that Rachel stewards can be almost dizzying in the pace and plurality of figures and facts she weaves together almost like a prosecutor would in setting the story of a case. Read More
“Carolla-isms”: Tools For Success
The name Adam Carolla may invoke memories of he and Jimmy Kimmel telling fart jokes to each other with mugs of beer in hand while objectified women jumped on trampolines. Truthfully, it was this preconceived notion of mine stemming from Carolla’s earlier work that kept me away from him throughout my formative young adult years.
Believe me, I am not averse to a good old fashion fart joke in the right mood and context but there seemed to plenty of dudes and shows doing that brand of humor already. I had my fix for all the potty humor I needed and was not looking to double down on it.
My perception of Carolla quickly started to change when I was listening to The Dennis Miller Show, on talk radio, where Adam was a frequent guest. To my surprise, I found Carolla to be extremely witty and humorous. But more importantly, during the more serious moments of the interview, I found him capable of bestowing wisdom to the listeners. Carolla also possessed a clarity of thought on serious and heady topics and was able to express himself accordingly. 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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The Jocko Podcast
A Unique Approach To Empowerment
There is a wealth of content available in the world of leadership and peak performance that is affirming, inspiring, and cheerful.
Then there is The Jocko Podcast, hosted by retired Navy Seal Jocko Willink, that approaches life and empowerment in a different manner than most.
Jocko is not here to motivate you. He believes motivation is a failed concept. Jocko feels If you rely on motivation to get through the daily grind of life you will eventually get burned by it.
Discipline is the calling card for Jocko. Jocko touts discipline over motivation all day. Read More
Game of Thrones
With the show being over after eight tumultuous seasons, perhaps we are a little late to the game recommending fan podcasts for HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones. However, the popular HBO series has reached the high water mark of its infamy and is still dominating the majority of water cooler conversations in offices and at parties alike. 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
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
The Bill Simmons Podcast is the most downloaded podcast within the sports category. That is quite the accomplishment for Simmons to pull off in an oversaturated podcasting landscape that is competing for fleeting and fickle attention spans.
Within minutes of listening to The Bill Simmons Podcast, it becomes evident to me why Bill and his prominent rotating crew of credentialed sports commentators have achieved such lofty heights in the world of podcasting.
And no, it has nothing to do with getting to hear my beloved Pearl Jam at the start of each show with Simmons having selected a live version of Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy” as his intro song for each episode. Read More
NFL Fantasy Goes Mainstream
Football is king and that is a beautiful thing. While my interest in other professional sports has seemed to wane a bit as I have grown older and started a family, my passion for NFL football has increased tenfold and borderlines on an obsession.
There is no doubt that my love for fantasy football has fueled my continued and increasing interest in the NFL. The way that pro football is covered by major sports media these days, highlighting fantasy stats and catering to fantasy players, is a clear indication that I am not alone in this dual purpose interest in the NFL. The explosion of fantasy football and the ascension of the NFL seem to go hand in hand. Read More
True Crime Podcasts
The true crime genre in podcasting has exploded in recent years. It is a legitimate phenomenon with a staggering cross-section of different styles, approaches, and manners in which true crime podcast shows are produced.
From principled investigative pieces like Murder On The Space Coast to raucous romps of criminality from our favorite rock stars on Disgraceland, there is a flavor of true crime out there for just about anyone with even the slightest pull towards the genre. 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
Are we humans alone in the universe? For me, this ranks as one of the greatest mysteries of life right alongside pondering what happens after we die.
There have been some brilliant podcast episodes and series that have explored these themes. Adam Frank, a biophysicist, spoke with rather an assuredness on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that mathematical probabilities point to the chance that there is life out there somewhere in the cosmos.
The End Of The World with Josh Clark delved deep into the Fermi Paradox, which simply yet profoundly asks if there is such a great probability of life out there in the universe then where are all the aliens?
There is a new offering from the world of podcasting, Extraterrestrial from Parcast, that is taking a constructive look at previously reported alien encounters and doing so in a narrative retelling of their tales. Read More