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A series of conversations with inspiring, understated, change makers of the world who have influenced, inspired, or changed a life.

A series of conversations with inspiring, understated, change makers of the world who have influenced, inspired, or changed a life.
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A series of conversations with inspiring, understated, change makers of the world who have influenced, inspired, or changed a life.






Idea Fountain 10: Learn with Peter Sims of Parliament & Blk Shp

Today - We are hanging with Peter Sims of Parliament and Blk Shp. The episode is titled Learn but.... we also chat a lot about openness. At the end of last year someone told me “You should meet Peter - you two would have a lot in common”. I was open. Without thinking twice we jumped on the phone. Not only did I instantly get a new lifelong friend but.... someone who would introduce me to about 50 new friends this year. He also ultimately help me knock something off my bucket list that...


The Idea Fountain 9: Now with David Kyuman Kim Discussing Complex Relationships In a Cancel Culture

First, I am so damn lucky to be surrounded by so many brilliant people from all walks of life. I hope you really enjoy this episode. The Idea Fountain has been behind schedule. In July I went to Seattle and recorded a very special episode with some of my biggest influences from growing up in the music scene. It was an inspiring conversation and then horrible news broke and that episode will most likely never come out. Over the summer, again and again, I felt like I kept reliving the same...


The Idea Fountain 8: Spirit with Sister Pat of A Place Called Home

Sister Pat is a GANGSTA nun. I’ve said that for years because she’s lived a couragous and fascinating life from being in Mozambique during their civil war, she was Mother Superior and worked in Rome, then landed in South Central in the 90s as A Place Called Home was beginning. She is the reason I started The Idea Fountain. I’ve known her about 15 years, via Debrah Constance at A Place Called Home, but never was able to dig in on her full story because she’s so humble. For every question I...


The Idea Fountain 7: Justice with Mike de la Rocha

Hope lives in here, in this episode. For me, when I recorded The Idea Fountain Episode 7: Justice with Mike de la Rocha, I didn’t have much hope. Years ago I had visited Sylmar’s Juvenile Detention Center with Mike and it made me feel sick. I was overwhelmed by the atmosphere, the enormity of challenges, or how it was even possible to have a building the size of a high school filled with juveniles with life sentences. When nationally babies were being taken from their parents at the...


The Idea Fountain 6: Home with Debrah Constance of A Place Called Home

I want to be Debrah Constance when I grow up! If anyone knows me - you have surely heard about A Place Called Home or Youth Mentoring. In South Central LA there is tremendous work being done at an organization that was founded 25 years ago by Debrah Constance. Since then they’ve served over 20,000 youth! “I don’t want your money I want your time” were the words that inspired Debrah Constance to get involved working with the kids. I don’t think enough people realize how big of an impact...


The Idea Fountain 5: Trust with Alex Banayan and The Third Door

Alex Banayan And The Third Door This one is for the college dropouts. This one is for the Black Sheep. This one is for the entrepreneurs and the dreamers. It’s for anyone who just needs to TRUST themselves and take a risk. Alex Banayan is a great friend & has his first book, The Third Door, dropping June 5th. He came over for a fireside chat and his first ever, official, book signing at my house! We talked about his journey to interview some of the biggest thought leaders in the...


The Idea Fountain 4: Being with Andrea Marcum, Close to Om

Andrea Marcum definitely changed my life - in more ways than one. On this episode of The Idea Fountain: Life Changing conversations we catch up on her book Close to Om. I didn’t do yoga before I moved to LA. For a long time I thought yoga was just a trendy LA thing. I didn’t realize it was the only workout that, when finished, that gave me MORE energy than before I started. This isn’t an episode on Yoga. It’s not an episode on meditation or OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMs that people often chant at...


The Idea Fountain 3: Life with Dina LaPolt of LaPolt Law

This episode is dedicated to all the people in my life that I love but don’t see enough and those I mostly stay connected to via social media. That’s where my relationship with Dina was a year ago. Dina LaPolt is not only someone who has changed my life but listening to this episode and her story could SAVE your life. Last year Dina went from having neck pain, to being in septic shock, and asked if she wanted a Rabbi as she went into surgery, all within two very quick weeks. This is a...


The Idea Fountain 2: Conservation with Joffy Bastard of Kenya's Sarara

Last summer I fell in love. The days I spent at Sarara walking amongst giraffes, meditating with elephants, and bonding with the local tribes in Northen Kenya will be with me for the rest of my life. I truly think, even on a cellular level, that time in nature changed me. It changed how I feel about animals. It changed the way I view tradition and culture. It changed how I communicate with people. Behind everything at Sarara there are two brothers, Jeremy and Joffy Bastard. Some people say...


The Idea Fountain 1: Community with Dr. Edgar Cahn, Inventor of Time Banking

“We have what we need, if we use what we have.” - Dr. Edgar Cahn. I first read about Time Banking, an alternate currency based on reciprocity, ten years ago in Time Magazine. I joined the Echo Park Time Bank and not only met my neighbors but had doors opened and tried many new things from acupuncture to drum lessons, vegan cooking and even square dancing. In return I helped with social media, philanthropy, and music biz advice in the Time Bank. Inspired - I once attended a conference to...