Rabbi David Levinsky shares the story of Moses shattering the original set of tablets in a fit of moral outrage. We talk about what we can learn about coming into a healthy relationship with our own moral outrage. We also discuss the mystery of why middle aged people lose their edge, where it goes, and the burden of the forgiver. Another killer convo with the good Rabbi.
What is a rite of passage? What does that look like in modern society? What goes wrong when boys aren't properly initiated into manhood? Dr. Robert Glover, author of "No More Mr. Nice Guy", teaches us about how rites of passage turn boys into healthy men.
On episode 380, Morris and I mentioned getting together to just catch up and have some man talk. I received a lot of feedback that you'd like to be privy to that conversation.
Here it is.
Topics include relationships, insecurities, psychedelic experiences, southern Utah, beer, and how to cry like a man.
I first became aware of Burning Man through the gorgeous imagery of travel photographer Trey Ratcliff. He is known for his use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) in his photographs. On today's episode, we talk about photography, Burning Man, and psychedelics.
Hunter Allan is a stereotype defying model and online personality from Draper, Utah - one of the hardest places to exist if you don't fit in. We talk about life as a non-gender conforming teen, his relationship with his father, and going to church in heels.
Kristen Ulmer dominated the ski world for years as a member of the US Ski Team and the #1 female extreme ski athlete in the world. She redefined the sport for women, had numerous close calls with death, and ultimately became a student of Zen Buddhism to change her relationship to fear. Today she is an author, speaker, and sought after performance coach, helping people improve their relationship to fear and level up their lives.
Musician Devin Townsend is a master of paradox. He creates music that moves seamlessly from the ridiculous to the sublime, from heavy to light. We talked about Nickelback, Carl Jung, and the weird things that come up from being a highly empathetic person.
Robert Clark has produced iconic work for over 40 issues of National Geographic, as well as the best selling book and movie, Friday Night Lights. I spoke to him about how to find one's voice as a photographer, he talked about his mentors, and the gifts that photography has brought into his life.
I answer your questions, some bizarre, some brilliant, including
What do you think of Joe Rogan?
What do Mormons think of the Book of Mormon Musical?
Does wearing heels help or hinder you from getting dates?
Tyler Glenn is the lead singer of Platinum selling rock band, The Neon Trees. In this show, he gives a candid interview. We discuss his abandonment of Mormonism, psychedelics, suicide, and the creative process.
John Yelland is the front man & lyricist for two power metal acts: Dire Peril (Sacramento, CA) and Judicator (Tuscon, AZ). He recently posted that he had converted to the Orthodox Church - I had to investigate. The ensuing conversation covers topics such as the value of aesthetics, whether or not he found The Lord, and why the 4th Crusade sucked.
"If judaism is to be any sort of positive force in the world, it has be because of what it has to offer. Judaism is a really profound set of ideas that offers a way to improve yourself and improve the world."
- Rabbi David Levinsky
Rolling Stone Magazine calls him an "Americana Prodigy", 17 year old troubadour Sammy Brue joins me in the studio to talk about rap music, big dreams, and we nerd out on our favorite book, "The Alchemist". Oh, and his dad Mike joins us for an impromptu yet brilliant second half of the show.
Dr. Robert Glover is famous - or perhaps infamous - for his seminal book, "No More Mr. Nice Guy: A Proven Plan For Getting What You Want In Love, Sex, and Life".
We discussed the finer points of salsa dancing, the post- #MeToo reality, and he explains what porn does to men.
Rev, co-owner of Salt City Builds, talks about unexpectedly finding success running a custom motorcycle shop, why college was a huge mistake, and how many crashes it took him to start wearing a helmet.