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Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Location:

United States

Description:

Care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Like exploring big ideas? John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports, history and philosophy. We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy. We broadcast from Poway CA in the San Diego metropolitan area.

Language:

English

Contact:

8582541676


Episodes

Amazon and Justice, JRP0223

4/12/2021
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has come out in favor of a tax hike on corporations and in support of President Biden’s infrastructure bill. We discuss the recent Amazon union vote, minimum wage, corporate taxes and paying your fair share all within the context of justice. #Amazon #fairshare #Bezos #justice JRP0223 John Riley Project Info: Bookings? Inquiries? Contact me at https://johnrileyproject.com/ Donations: https://www.patreon.com/johnrileyproject Sponsorship Inquiries:...

Duration:01:22:13

Georgia, MLB and Corporate Integrity, JRP0222

4/9/2021
MLB moved the All Star Game out of Atlanta in a protest to the new voting laws in Georgia. We discuss cases of corporate integrity when businesses stand up for their values and principles. We also discuss personal integrity, my love of the MLB All Star game and a range of tangents from our livestream viewers about Poway, China and immigration. #MLBAllStarGame #Georgia #Poway JRP0222 John Riley Project Info: Bookings? Inquiries? Contact me at https://johnrileyproject.com/ Donations:...

Duration:01:54:47

Charles Barkley on Politicians and Division, JRP0221

4/7/2021
Charles Barkley said what many of us think, but rarely hear in the mainstream media. The politicians are dividing us and getting us fighting amongst ourselves so they can stay in power. We break down Barkley’s video clip from the NCAA Final Four and then go through a list of examples how these two political parties are playing a game on the people. Plus, I share my vaccination story. #CharlesBarkley #vaccine #JohnsonandJohnson JRP0221 Referenced Links: Charles Barkley speaks the Truth on...

Duration:01:11:56

John Oliver and the National Debt, JRP0220

4/5/2021
We break down John Oliver’s recent HBO video dismissing the importance of the National Debt. We discuss good debt vs bad debt, the morality of government debt, and the responsibility vs. irresponsibility of both personal and government debt. We also get into the book The Richest Man in Babylon and a number of good personal finance lessons. Finally, we discuss government debt in our local Poway Unified School District. #NationalDebt #JohnOliver #RichestManinBabylon JRP0220 Referenced Links:...

Duration:01:33:28

Vaccines as a Carrot on a Stick, JRP0219

4/3/2021
Dr. Leana Wen says on CNN that govt should withhold our liberties until you get a vaccine. What happened to our inalienable rights? We spend a great deal of time discussing housing on Poway Rd. within the context of property rights. Plus we enjoy some tangents on Social Security and earthquakes. Then we talk about Padres opening day and good vibes. #VaccinePassport #Padres #Poway JRP0219 Referenced Links: Dr. Leana Wen on CNN’s Chris Cuomo Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV95jIWwH_0...

Duration:01:30:47

Vaccine Passports, JRP0218

3/31/2021
Imagine having to show proof of a COVID vaccine in order to do everyday activities like shopping and dining. We discuss the idea of a Vaccine Passport and how that aligns with our inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Is this just a safe way to open the economy? Or is this a dystopian sci-fi movie come to life? Plus, we the Padres 2021 season and hope of breaking the #SanDiegoSportsCurse. #VaccinePassport #Padres2021 #ShowMeYourPapers #LPKY JRP0218 John Riley...

Duration:01:12:57

San Diego Padres 2021 Preview, David Leland, JRP0217

3/29/2021
David Leland joined me to discuss the Padres 2021 season. We break down the opening day roster and surmise the likely choices for the starting rotation and bullpen. We also talk about expectations and the impact of COVID on home attendance. Plus, we talk a bit about San Diego State Aztecs basketball and David’s new YouTube channel San Diego Sports Insight. #Padres #SanDiegoSportsInsight #DavidLeland JRP0217 David Leland Info: San Diego Sports Insight:...

Duration:01:01:41

Voting Rights and Bicycles, JRP0216

3/26/2021
Did someone cancel Southern Hospitality? We break down the changes in voting laws in Georgia and discuss voting rights, #StoptheSteal and living your life so voting almost doesn’t matter. Then we discuss Amit Asaravala’s guest column on encouraging more biking in Poway. We cover many transportation topics including bike lanes, school busing, and self-driving electric vehicles. Plus, I share stories of BMX racing in my youth and the various ways I commuted to school. I also share personal...

Duration:01:32:40

Road Trips and Mass Shootings, JRP0215

3/24/2021
I just got back from a road trip and I am refreshed and energized. I share some of my stories about my week-long sabbatical through the isolated places of Nevada in my electric vehicle. Plus, we discuss Equal Pay for Equal Work and then do a deep dive on solving gun violence in the aftermath of the mass shootings in Boulder CO and Atlanta GA. #EqualPayDay #GunControl #EurekaNV Relevant Articles: What the Data Says about Gun Deaths in the U.S. – Pew Research...

Duration:01:36:21

Biden Border Crisis, JRP0214

3/17/2021
Children are being detained at the border. What is Joe Biden to do? We discuss the current crisis at the US Mexico border, and we get into a broader discussion on immigration including US immigration history and potential solutions. Plus, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, so we discuss Irish Ancestry and I tell you about my current road trip in the desert. #BidenBorderCrisis #ImmigrationReform #BorderCrisis Relevant Articles: Column: Border influx intrudes on Biden’s victory lap for coronavirus bill...

Duration:00:59:10

Biden Tax Hike, VW EVs, San Diego News, JRP0213

3/15/2021
So much money has been spent on the COVID recovery under both Trump and Biden. Plus, there is a $2-$4T infrastructure bill in the works. Now they are talking about tax increases to partly pay for it, but the math still doesn’t add up. We also discuss Volkswagen’s big push into electric cars. Finally, we touch on Little Italy, the San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team, Drew Brees, EV road trips, a 6-story hotel in Poway and the San Diego Mystery Boom. #BidenTaxIncrease #BidenActNow...

Duration:01:01:31

Pepe Le Pew and Saturday Morning TV Cartoons, JRP0212

3/12/2021
Pepe Le Pew and Speedy Gonzalez are getting the Cancel Culture treatment. We examine this cartoon controversy and how Republicans and Democrats are spinning it. Then we take a walk down memory lane discussing Saturday Morning TV Cartoons from the 1970s. Finally, we give updates on a number of topics including Poway Schools, Serra High, George Floyd, San Diego Padres, and the San Diego State Aztecs. #PepeLePew #RoadRunner #SpeedyGonzalez Relevant Articles: Pepe Le Pew cut from Space Jam: A...

Duration:01:17:48

San Diego’s Serra High School Name Change, JRP0211

3/10/2021
The Serra High School Conquistadors in San Diego just changed their name to the Canyon Hills Rattlers. We discuss Cancel Culture, the value of name changing, and my personal project to visit all of California’s Missions. Plus, we have some fun discussing school name changes in the Poway Unified School District and the names of major pro sports teams, college teams and corporations. Then I share some of my thoughts on trickle-down economics. #SerraHighSchool #CancelCulture #TrickleDown...

Duration:01:30:22

Con Games: Royal Family, Public Schools, Stimulus, JRP0210

3/8/2021
There’s a con game going on and many are not seeing the evidence right before their very eyes. We discuss the Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as the history of the Royal Family. We talk about the great results La Jolla Country Day School is getting from technology to overcome COVID and why Gavin Newsom’s team keeps San Diego and Poway schools closed. Finally, we discuss how Biden’s $1.9T stimulus will make the rich richer and widen the wealth inequality gap....

Duration:01:11:26

Kathryn Cloward, She Roared, JRP0208

3/3/2021
Kathryn Cloward joined us to share her positive energy and good vibes as she works to make a difference in people’s lives. We discuss her song “She Roared” about celebrating the heroic actions of warrior women. We speak at length about her new Kathryn the Grape album entitled “All Together” as she teaches positive messages of self-affirmation to help children. Kathryn shares the story of Michelle Hopkins and their song “Rare and Unique Me”. Finally, we enjoy stories about Father Joe and the...

Duration:01:46:03

Poway Update and San Diego Housing, JRP0207

3/2/2021
We discuss Poway Mayor Steve Vaus’ appearance on KUSI and his update on construction, housing, a new community center, open space, and other updates on our “City in the Country”. We also discuss bills being discussed in Sacramento to overcome NIMBYism and make greater density building easier in cities throughout the state. We also discuss the great work of Poway realtor Wendy Carter and her assessment of the Poway Real Estate market. We also touch on the Mayor’s invitation to speak at a...

Duration:01:24:50

Playing the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Game, JRP0206

2/26/2021
Life is a game. Are you playing to win? Do you know the game event exists? Some people are playing and winning. We discuss strategies to take advantage of conditions in the economy to help you improve your business and personal life. We also break down the good, the bad and the ugly of the $1.9T stimulus bill. #stimuluspackage #stimuluscheck #stimulusbill Referenced Articles: Tesla’s Dirty Little Secret: It’s Net Profit Doesn’t Come from Selling...

Duration:01:35:00

Fry’s Electronics and Capitalism, JRP0205

2/24/2021
We discuss the demise of Fry’s Electronics while Best Buy enjoys record profits and a surging stock price. What happened? What were your experiences shopping at these two stores? Has your shopping behavior changed and moved more online? Plus, we explore capitalism, adapting to the fast changing economy, and what you can do to improve your situation as an entrepreneur or corporate employee. Oh… and we kicked off the show talking about Tiger Woods! #JohnRileyProject #Frys #BestBuy John Riley...

Duration:01:46:00

Feel the Energy: Tatis, Texas, and SDG&E, JRP0204

2/22/2021
We're feeling the amazing energy of Fernando Tatis Jr. We discuss Tatis’ impact and the great themes from his press conference that we can use to improve our personal and business lives. We also discuss electric vehicles and lessons learned with SDG&E. I also offer up thoughts on the Texas energy crisis and modular, plug and play solar technology. #JohnRileyProject #Tatis #Energy John Riley Project Info: Bookings? Inquiries? Contact me at https://johnrileyproject.com/ Sponsorship Inquiries:...

Duration:01:13:56

Flow Charts in your Mind, Part 2 with Pete Neild, JRP0203

2/19/2021
In Part 2 of our series, we examine some of my own private visual diagrams that represent self-discoveries I have made as a middle-aged adult. We discuss balancing marriage, children, career, and parents while still trying to maintain a sense of self. We also show systems of how to overcome negative self-esteem and the trick to break cycles and create positive energy. #JohnRileyProject #SelfEsteem #PursuitofHappiness John Riley Project Info: Bookings? Inquiries? Contact me at...

Duration:01:17:20