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BUCKiT® #75-Shed Your Inhibitions: A Sex Symbol, Pro Cyclist and Variety Show Producers on Why Letting Loose is the Key to Success

Happy Holidays from all of us here at the BUCKiT with Phil Keoghan podcast. Thanksgiving is a great time of the year to slow down and to really appreciate the good things that life has to offer. It’s so easy to get caught up in the fast lane and forget to look around and be thankful for what we have right here, right now. While practicing being grateful, why not shed some of your inhibitions. Just let loose, even if a little, and break down some of those barriers that might be holding you...


BUCKiT® #74-John Keoghan: Phil and His Dad Talk About What Tough As Nails Means to Them

Phil recently returned from a “Tough As Nails” casting tour in search of hardworking Americans that keep the country running, people who roll up their sleeves 24/7 and don’t think twice about working long hard hours to get dirty hands and clean money. Phil had the privilege of meeting and talking face to face with Ironworkers, Carpenters, Plumbers, Truck Drivers, Linesmen, Electricians, Longshoremen, Factory Workers -- people from all walks of life, who consider the calluses on their hands...


BUCKiT® #73-Mancow: Chicago’s Favorite Shock Jock

It’s 5:30am and this shock job is about to return to the airwaves again, having being fired from his radio show 9 months earlier. Mancow is no stranger to lawsuits and FCC fines. He’s been handed many over the years. And this is not the first time he’s been kicked off the air. But this outspoken radio personality known for his bizarre stunts is ready to make an outrageous comeback. Why walk in when you can mail yourself to the radio station in a cardboard box, arriving just minutes before...


BUCKiT® #72-Tough As Nails: Phil on the Road for the Tough As Nails Casting Tour

TOUGH AS NAILS, a new CBS competition series hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan and his long time producing partner, Louise Keoghan, is looking for real people in real life who are real tough. TOUGH AS NAILS is about hardworking people who consider the calluses on their hands a badge of honor. They will be tested for their strength, endurance, agility and mental toughness in challenges that take place in the real world. One by one, they will be...


BUCKiT® #71-Ghen Maynard: Reality TV Maverick on Green-lighting Survivor and Taking Big Risks with Other Groundbreaking Shows.

Little does this CBS Executive know that the pitch he is about to hear will change everything. Ghen Maynard hears lots of pitches for shows but this one is different. It isn’t a scripted drama or comedy series or traditional game show. There is nothing quite like it on TV and it doesn’t fit into any existing genre — but he knows one thing, he loves it. It’s an idea that would turn into a reality series set on an island and ultimately transform the primetime landscape on broadcast...


BUCKiT® #70-Rediscover Your Childhood: A Comedian, An Astronaut and Some Amazing Racers on Why Acting Like a Kid is Key

The BUCKiT® lifestyle is about learning how to live life to the fullest while you still can. It’s about saying “BUCKiT” and swerving off the predictable road you’ve been following for years – on to a completely strange and bumpy path that will hopefully get you completely lost. On this week’s podcast I want to explore one of the 8 steps to living a BUCKiT® lifestyle. The 8 steps Face Your Fear Test Your Limits Take a Leap of Faith Aim for the Heart Shed Your Inhibitions Break New Ground...


BUCKiT® #69-Antoinette Clarke & Tricia Clarke-Stone: Double Down On Your Superpowers and Become Boss Ladies

It’s Thursday at the quietest bar in town. As expected, zero students will turn up from Skidmore College because the hottest place to party isn’t here. But that was then -- and now twin sisters and budding entrepreneurs have decided it’s time to shake things up. They know music. They know cool. They know how to cover a campus in flyers. And they know a guy who loves to spin vinyl. It’s time to deliver on a big promise. Staring at the clock and the door, Antoinette, Tricia, a very nervous...


BUCKiT® #68-Cam Adair: Recovering Video Game Addict and Now Founder of Game Quitters

31 years old and game-free for 10 years, Cam Adair is a recovering video game addict, and now a leading expert and pioneer in the field of video game addiction. Growing up in Canada, Cam seemed normal. He went to school, played hockey, went home and played video games. But that all changed in the 8th grade when he began to get picked on. For the next ten years he disappeared into the world of video gaming. Nothing else mattered except the World of Warcraft. In 2018, The World Health...


BUCKiT® #67-Sabrina Jalees: Stand Up Comedian on Her Crazy and Unpredictable Journey to Network Television

Sabrina Jalees is a comedian, writer, and actor who's been described as “the lesbian Ray Romano we’ve all been waiting for”. She started doing stand-up when she was 16 and has been making people laugh since on series like Netflix's "The Comedy Lineup,” “Search Party,” “Transparent,” “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Adam Devine's House Party,” “Best Week Ever” and now CBS’s brand new series, starring Patricia Heaton, “Carol’s Second Act.” After working up the...


BUCKiT® #66-Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern: Comedy Writers. The Incredible Story of How Vision and Tenacity Can Lead to Hollywood Success

Writer’s block had set in when two female comedy writers in LA put down their pens and declared they’d run out of material. But then a light bulb lit up and an idea was hatched – Sarah Haskins would marry her next-door neighbor, a man 20 years her senior with ex wives and a lot of children. It was just too good to pass up. They got back to work and at that moment “A Trophy Wife” came into existence. Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern are writers and producers on CBS’s Carol’s Second Act...


BUCKiT® #65-Robert Greene: 5 Time Best Selling Author on Attaining Mastery | Part 2

This is Part two of my interview with Robert Greene a best selling author and speaker most known for his ground breaking and life changing books on strategy, power, and seduction. He has written 5 international bestsellers - The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery as well as his new book, The Laws of Human Nature. Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from business leaders, to historians, to the biggest musicians in the industry,...


BUCKiT® #64-Break New Ground: 3 Powerhouse Women on Achieving Success and Happiness Through an Unconventional Approach

On this week’s podcast I am exploring one of the 8 steps to living a BUCKiT® lifestyle. The 8 steps Aim for the Heart Test your Limits Take a leap of Faith Rediscover your Childhood Shed your Inhibitions Face your Fear Get Lost And – Break New Ground… Break New Ground focuses on one main theme: Building. In the most literal sense, it could mean actually breaking ground to build a home for someone else, but there are other possibilities having less to do with making something and more to do...


BUCKiT® #63-Robert Greene: 5 Time Best Selling Author Discusses his Ground Breaking Books About Strategy, Power, Mastery and The Laws of Human Nature

For the inmates locked up at the Utah State Prison, a self help book considered too provocative and manipulative is banned. Prison officials say it’s a matter of security, fearing inmates will learn how to control people with chapter titles like “Crush your Enemy Totally” and “Discover each Man’s Thumbscrew”. Even the author warns his readers “Power is endlessly seductive and deceptive in its own way. Do not be frivolous with such a critical matter” but one thing’s for sure - when you’re...


BUCKiT® #62-David Downs: From Terminal Cancer to Miracle Treatment Plays Out Like a Hollywood Movie — Phil Follows Up With David One Year Later!

It’s November 2017 – 12 rounds of chemotherapy, 8 weeks in the hospital over 9 months - this husband and father of three sons is fighting for his life with a rare form of blood cancer. A CT scan reveals the return of the tumor and the chance of surviving has been shot. He has 6-12 months to live or find a cure overseas. But that was then! Cut to August 2019, and in front of me is what can only be described as a living, breathing miracle. In January 2017, New Zealand author and comedian...


BUCKiT® #61-Jim Nantz | Part 2: The Voice of Sports on Calling the Masters, the Super Bowl and March Madness

This is part 2 of my interview with the voice of sports, Jim Nantz, a voice virtually all sporting fans in America recognize. Jim is a five-time National Sportscaster of the Year and three-time Emmy Award winner. He’s the youngest broadcaster ever recognized by both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Since the 1980’s, Jim has been calling The Masters, the Super Bowl, and NCAA’s March Madness successfully combining his passion for sport with his...


BUCKiT® #60-Jim Nantz | Part 1: The Voice of Sports on Calling the Masters, the Super Bowl and March Madness

It’s the Masters 2019 - Tiger Woods sinks a putt to win the golf championship. The Voice of Sports announces it’s “a return to glory” - and then lets the next 3 minutes play out in silence. When Jim Nantz speaks again he says “I never thought we’d see anything that would rival the hug with his father in 1997 but we just did”. It’s a historical moment sports fans will remember forever. Jim Nantz - a voice virtually all sports fans in America recognize - is a five-time National Sportscaster of...


BUCKiT® #59-Kato Kaelin: Famous Witness From the OJ Simpson Trial, on the Importance of Staying True to Who You Are

On a hot and muggy day, in July ’94, an aspiring actor has just finished testifying as a prosecution witness in the televised preliminary trial of the OJ Simpson case. He walks out of the courthouse to a throng of media shouting “SMILE, TURN THIS WAY, TALK TO US”. Overnight Kato Kaelin has become famous all over the world and for all the wrong reason. His life would never be the same again. Kato Kaelin, also known as America’s Famous House Guest, gained notoriety for his role as a minor...


BUCKiT® #58-Phil Keoghan: BUCKiT® – Face Your Fear

The BUCKiT® lifestyle is about learning how to live life to the fullest while you still can. It’s about saying “BUCKiT” and swerving off the predictable road you’ve been following for years – on to a completely strange and bumpy path that will hopefully get you completely lost. On this week’s podcast I want to explore one of the 8 steps to living a BUCKiT® lifestyle. The 8 steps Aim for the Heart Test your Limits Take a leap of Faith Rediscover your Childhood Shed your Inhibitions Break New...


BUCKiT® #57-Alfred Molina: Famous Character Actor Recalls the Terrifying Tarantula Scene in Indiana Jones, and Other Acting Antics

The spider wrangler has placed a large suitcase full of big hairy male tarantulas all over the terrified actor who’s playing opposite Harrison Ford. The cameras are rolling on the set of “Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark” and the dramatic cave scene is underway. But Director Stephen Spielberg is not happy. The eight legged extras are not moving and he thinks they look fake, so the spider man comes to the rescue with a cunning plan. Release a female amongst them and all hell will break...


BUCKiT® #56-Davy Rothbart: Professional People Watcher, National Bestselling Author and Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker

On a snowy winter night in Chicago, 2000, a 25-year old budding writer finds a note on his windshield. It reads “Mario, I f***ing hate you, you said you have to work then why’s your car HERE at HER place?? You’re a f***ing LIAR. I hate you, I f***ing hate you, Amber. PS Page me later. This eloquent, misplaced missive would soon join scores of other found notes and abandoned letters, eventually landing Davy Rothbart on David Letterman and kick starting a professional people watching on paper,...