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. Read More
The School Of Greatness Podcast
Lewis Howes is the founder and host of The School Of Greatness podcast. He is an entrepreneur, author, and former professional football player from the Arena League.
If you even just passively dabble in consuming content related to personal-development or entrepreneurship, then you will be familiar with many of the guests that Lewis has assembled throughout his impressive catalog of episodes.
From Tony Robbins to Eric Thomas to Dr. Brene Brown, Lewis lines up the heavy hitters of their respective fields for a long-form format of conversation that is always as informative as it is entertaining. Read More
My Love Of Podcasts
Being a huge podcast junkie I am routinely entrenched in my favorite shows but quite often have trouble finding the time or opportunity to indulge in my beloved podcast feed.
First off, there are times where I actually have to take my earbuds out, and yes... engage with my wife and kids from time to time.
Then there are the times while I am in the car driving the kids to their next sports game and I am unable to put on the Monstruo true crime podcast or my favorite comedian who uses the occasional choice four-letter word because I do not dare subject my young children to inappropriate content.
But, there is an even less favorable situation than abstaining from listening to a favored podcast show when the circumstances with my family will not allow for it. Instead of foregoing all entertainment, I can reluctantly put a DVD into the Honda Odyssey rear entertainment system.
Opting for the DVD, I am then subjected to the audio version of Finding Nemo for the five-hundredth time while my kids' brains deteriorate away with mind-numbing animation from Pixar. (I actually like Pixar but using a little hyperbole here to make a point.) Read More
The Destructive 400-Year Old Legacy of Slavery
To present an entertaining and informative history podcast on an obscure or lesser-known topic is an admirable and novel feat, but to present a new podcast on a topic that has been thoroughly researched and meditated upon since the times in which it was happening, is a task in and of itself.
1619, a podcast that was created by New York Times correspondent Nikole Hannah-Jones as part of the larger 1619 project, takes up that baton to weave a narrative that extends from the moment the first cargo ship carrying slaves set sail four hundred years ago, to the present day. 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
The Joe Rogan Podcast
I know I have said this now for several years running, however, it is as true this year as ever before: 2019 has been another brilliant year for The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.
While we still have several months and more episodes to come from Joe Rogan’s podcast in 2019, the time is right to pay tribute to another stellar year from Joe and his guests.
Joe’s channel on YouTube has now exceeded 6 million subscribers. It is mind-blowing to think of the sheer size of the audience he has amassed. He has now produced and published over 1,300 episodes, not including his MMA specific shows, chocked full of spirited dialogue and debate on a diverse and wide range of topics like the cosmos, politics, wellness, fulfillment from life and just about anything else you can imagine.
While Joe is a comedian at heart, it has always been his attempts to deconstruct life or unpack current social issues with an open mind and guests with different perspectives that have always most attracted me to his show. Read More
True Crime Podcasts
The Explosive Genre
True crime is as much an American pastime as baseball and apple pie, thanks to the 2014 hit podcast Serial. But a lot has changed since then. In five short years, the true crime genre has exploded to include a huge variety of podcasts, ranging from narrative pieces like Serial to “murder comedies.”
What makes murder so fascinating for so many people? Maybe it is facing the limits of human cruelty, or the deliciously morbid details, or a failing justice system that gets your blood going. But what can not be denied is that true crime is thriving and here to stay.
The genre is dominating the podcast charts with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Today, we are living in the golden age of true crime because there are literally hundreds of new podcasts to choose from.
If you are looking for a new podcast show that is dark, compelling or just plain entertaining we got you covered. Read More
Top Of The Podcast Game
To me, there is no one creating better podcast content than Joe Rogan. He is a prolific producer of shows and the guests and discussions are consistently compelling.
The guests on Joe’s podcast are reflective of his array of interests. The conversations are free to go anywhere, though, regardless of the guest’s connection to Joe or the industry they represent.
The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is built around casual conversations in a long-form format. While Joe is a comedian at heart, it is the recurring themes of deconstructing life that has hooked me in and kept me coming back. Read More
The Adam And Dr. Drew Show
An Offshoot Of Loveline
The Adam and Dr. Drew Show is an extension of the fan-favorite Loveline syndicated radio program. Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky have been giving relationship and wellness advice for decades to multiple generations of young people from all walks of life.
Dr. Drew is a board-certified physician and an addiction medicine specialist, not to mention being easy on the eyes which I suspect was a selling point for the producers at MTV, who carried a live audience version of Loveline during its height of popularity. 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
The O.J. Simpson Case
25 Years Later
June 12th, 1994 marks the 25th anniversary of the horrific murders of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown-Simpson and the subsequent trial that ensued of O.J. Simpson.
Throughout those tumultuous twenty-five years has been an ongoing media frenzy, court cases, rampant speculation, books, attorney’s careers careening, Kardashians (for crying out loud!), and now most recently a podcast offering.
Confronting: O.J. Simpson with Kim Goldman is a podcast by the sister of the bystander Ron Goldman who wound up slain alongside Nicole Brown-Simpson. Produced by Wondery, Confronting is a brave endeavor by host Kim Goldman to go back in time and interview all of the major players in the case. Read More
A Spiritual Quest
I am hesitant in writing anything about spirituality for fear that my thoughts could get wrongfully conflated with reverence for organized religion.
Much about organized religion sends me running for cover. I do recognize and appreciate it does bring some peace and comfort into the lives of some people.
Unfortunately, even the solace it brings to some can at times be draped in the type of detrimental dogma that ultimately provides a net loss for society as a whole.
All that being said, I am on a spiritual quest. Make no mistake about it. Read More
Room 20: Compelling Idea, Lacks Execution
Currently back on top of the iTunes podcast charts, a new podcast from the LA Times Studios, Room 20 is the exploration of an unidentified man who was involved in a car accident that caused him to suffer severe brain damage and landed him on life support, being cared for by nurses and social workers who only call him by the name on his hospital wristband: Sixty-Six Garage.
Behind the mic is investigative reporter Joanne Faryon, who left her stable decade-long job as a newsroom reporter and spent two years tracking down witnesses, traveling across the United States and Mexico to sort through facts and falsity about who the man is, what happened that fateful day, and why in the past 17 years, no one who knew the man ever came looking for him. Read More
The Power Of Meditation
Inroads To The Mainstream
Meditation, or the general practice of mindfulness, seems to be slowly making inroads into the collective consciousness of the mainstream.
Just about anywhere you turn these days you seem to run into an article, podcast discussion, or some sort of social site mention about the benefits of meditation.
I understand the desire of those who practice meditation to want to share with the world the benefits they have been experiencing, but in the past, I have found myself a little hesitant to bring up the subject amongst my peers.
Something about voluntarily sharing that I meditate felt like bragging and maybe even coming off as slightly pompous, so I have kept my practice close to my heart until recently.
I can no longer hold back, though, from sharing the many benefits that meditation has brought into my life. Read More
Stranger Things 3
Stranger Things is back after two long years, and it took me two short days to binge all eight episodes. Maybe it’s the action, the talent, or the relentless parade of ‘80s references, but the show is seductive in a way that has most viewers wanting more. Read More
History Intersects With True Crime
The Prolific Aaron Mahnke
If like me, you are a fan of history and true crime podcasts, the Noble Blood podcast is one you should look to find wherever you order your podcasts from. The combining of history, myth, and true crime is the holy grail for us who are fans of these genres with the Lore podcast from Aaron Mahnke being the gold standard of listens over the last few years. Read More
The Podcast Explosion
The true crime genre for podcasts has hit the internet like a storm. This new wave of gripping productions seems to be serving a morbid curiosity that is encoded deep in the DNA of human beings.
Society has always had an interest in the macabre. Whether it is Dateline, 20/20, Cops, or even Dr. Phil in certain moments, true crime has always had major traction on television and through other media like books and films.
There is an entire television network dedicated to the genre, so this recent explosion in podcast shows makes total sense. The long-form audio format of a podcast allows the listener to not only get lost in the depth of the story but to also become privy to real audio clips from 911 calls and actual confessions recorded by the police.
If you are already a fan of true crime or if you are looking to get indoctrinated into this thrilling new wave of investigative entertainment, we have compiled the ultimate true crime feature for you. Read More
True Crime Podcasts
Monster Presents: Insomniac is a brand new podcast offering stemming from the explosive genre of true crime. Brought to us by iHeartRadio, Insomniac is not just a straight forward investigative format or a narration of past crimes. There is a unique twist in the presentation of Insomniac and it may be just as bone-chilling as any recounting of a harrowing, murderous tale.
While Insomniac certainly delivers the goods on spotlighting and dramatizing notorious true crimes from the past, the host Scott Benjamin is using the platform of Insomniac to bare his soul in the hopes of shedding some of his own personal demons. Read More