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Rebel Radio shines a light on cultural pioneers and their influences, reflecting on the roots and future of underground culture. We engage the influencers who define what we wear, watch, listen to, and play with — and how we spend our spare time and loose change — and explore what it means to be a creative entrepreneur today. Our weekly interview show explores the journeys of those who do it best in all areas of youth culture. We learn how they stay creative in the face of relentless distract and setbacks. How they make something where previously nothing existed, how they find inspiration and influence, as well as how they inspire and influence others, and what it takes to create movements.

Rebel Radio shines a light on cultural pioneers and their influences, reflecting on the roots and future of underground culture. We engage the influencers who define what we wear, watch, listen to, and play with — and how we spend our spare time and loose change — and explore what it means to be a creative entrepreneur today. Our weekly interview show explores the journeys of those who do it best in all areas of youth culture. We learn how they stay creative in the face of relentless distract and setbacks. How they make something where previously nothing existed, how they find inspiration and influence, as well as how they inspire and influence others, and what it takes to create movements.
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Venice, CA

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Rebel Radio shines a light on cultural pioneers and their influences, reflecting on the roots and future of underground culture. We engage the influencers who define what we wear, watch, listen to, and play with — and how we spend our spare time and loose change — and explore what it means to be a creative entrepreneur today. Our weekly interview show explores the journeys of those who do it best in all areas of youth culture. We learn how they stay creative in the face of relentless distract and setbacks. How they make something where previously nothing existed, how they find inspiration and influence, as well as how they inspire and influence others, and what it takes to create movements.

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English


Episodes

Dennis Morris: Walk like Bob Marley; fight like Johnny Rotten

10/9/2018
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Another episode in our Artwork Rebels series in partnership with Guerilla One and co-host Eddie Donaldson. Dennis Morris has had a fascinating life, spending quality time behind the camera with some of music’s most important revolutionaries, including Bob Marley and The Sex Pistols. He comes by the studio to tell us how he’s honed his ability to get behind the masks we wear every day. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Patrick Hoelck:...

Duration:01:16:59

Georgii Speakman: How to be an OUT.LI.ER

10/2/2018
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Georgii Speakman is a creative, an entrepreneur, a hustler. She hosts a show on Dash Radio called Outlier, where she interviews innovators and entrepreneurs. She was gracious enough to have me on the show and I got interested in her story after talking with her. So we had her into our studio to tell us how she went from being in business in Australia to an actress in the US to getting involved with media and entertainment. She teaches us some valuable lessons: like how she learned what she...

Duration:01:00:49

Woodies founder Cory Stout: How to build moats around your business

9/17/2018
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Cory Stout is the founder and "captain" of Woodies sunglasses. More than making cool shades, he's found a way to run a business that suits his lifestyle, allowing him to travel whenever he wants (which is most of the time) rather than living in boardrooms and offices. We caught up with Cory just steps from the sands of Venice Beach to hear his lessons on how he's applying the 4 Hour Workweek and what he's learned along the way. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Ryan...

Duration:00:51:59

Scott Nathan: The storyteller

9/11/2018
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Scott Nathan made his bones as a photographer, but after you listen to our interview, you'll agree he should have been a storyteller. From the crazy capers he got himself into over the years, to the lessons he learned along the way, he has some great things to share. He describes himself as "not an asker," but seems to have a gang of rich and powerful people who want to give him stuff. Find out how he does it here. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Patrick Hoelck:...

Duration:01:16:49

Aisha Jade: How to be a private person in the public eye

7/4/2017
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I love how Aisha describes “doing social media” as her job. It’s accurate, but I’ve never heard anyone express it that way. The former Big Brother Sydney contestant — now a full-time social influencer and owner / design of the new clothing line Boy By Her — came by Rebel Radio to tell us what it’s like living in the public eye and how she found both the confidence and discipline to launch her own brand. The first lesson you can learn from her is to be young and beautiful. But after that,...

Duration:00:52:44

Zen Freeman: How to give people what they actually want

6/20/2017
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You might say Zen Freeman leads a charmed life. He DJs for the sexiest brands in the sexiest places around the world. He also does festivals and clubs, and makes his own music. In today’s episode, he gives us a glimpse into the work it takes to make all of that happen, and how he’s taking things to the next level by launching his own festival: RHA Fest, debuting at the end of July in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Listen up, and then get your tickets at https://rhafestival.com If you liked this...

Duration:01:17:59

Roman Tsunder: How to put a dent in the universe

6/12/2017
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Roman is one of those dudes who thinks he can take over the world. Spend enough time with him and you’ll believe it too — maybe about him, and more likely about yourself. He’s the founder of the 10-year old PTTOW!, a gathering of the world’s most influential business and cultural leaders, and of Worldz — now in its second year — which seeks to inspire the next generation of leaders. I’ll be at Worldz on July 31st in Los Angeles and would love to see all of my listeners there. You can...

Duration:01:10:09

Ian Karmel: How to find your tribe

6/4/2017
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Ian takes being funny very seriously. He’s down to outwork folks around him, and isn’t afraid of a little luck when it comes his way. In our interview, he gives us some insights from his journey from Portland local hero to TV writer and national touring. We learn how he builds trust with an audience, and how he decides when to show them one part of his persona vs. another. Warning: You’ll probably laugh a little and learn a lot. If you liked this episode, check out our past interview with...

Duration:01:27:04

Old Man Saxon: How to be vulnerable

5/29/2017
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Old Man Saxon stopped by the studio to teach us how living in his car for a year made him a better rapper, why the history of hip hop isn’t important for young rappers, and why race (still) matters in hip hop. He helps us understand why #BowWowChallenge, #FyreFestival, and Donald Trump are all about the same thing. And how you can both discount and revere Eminem at the same time. If you liked this episode, check out our past interview with Oliver Wang:...

Duration:01:03:29

DJ Will Clarke: How to make sure people have the best time ever

5/23/2017
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We caught up with DJ Will Clarke before he took the DoLab stage at Coachella, week 2. He started playing clubs at 13 in his hometown of Bristol, UK, and then scored a residency at Kanya in Ibiza. He’s since built his own club brand and record label, Cut a Rug, and started making records with the Dirtybird crew, among others. In our brief sit-down, we got a little insight into what motivates Will: "the reason why I do it is so that people just have the best time ever.” We also picked up on...

Duration:00:26:04

Sofi Tukker: How to be an ambassador for joy

5/16/2017
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Welcome to our second of three episodes recorded live at Coachella. Super big shout-out to the folks at Goldenvoice for hooking us up with press passes and letting us storm the field with our recording gear. Make sure you listen to the other two. Sofi Tukker makes it look easy. In person, as on record, the duo has an effortless charm that just seems like they’re having a lot of fun together. In our interview, they’re full of compliments for each other and their team, and appreciation for...

Duration:00:39:19

DoLab's Jesse Fleming: How to do it without a plan

5/9/2017
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This week we bring you the first of three episodes recorded live on the field at Coachella. We talked the Coachella people into giving us press passes so we could sit down with a few creative folks in the midst of one of the world’s largest cultural phenomena. If you don’t already know, Coachella is special because it brings together people from all walks of life. Old and young, rich and poor, indie rockers, hip hop heads, ravers. Sophisticated music lovers and people going to their first...

Duration:00:31:49

DoLab's Jesse Flemming: How to do it without a plan

5/8/2017
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This week we bring you the first of three episodes recorded live on the field at Coachella. We talked the Coachella people into giving us press passes so we could sit down with a few creative folks in the midst of one of the world’s largest cultural phenomena. If you don’t already know, Coachella is special because it brings together people from all walks of life. Old and young, rich and poor, indie rockers, hip hop heads, ravers. Sophisticated music lovers and people going to their first...

Duration:00:31:49

Vans Warped Tour's Kevin Lyman: It never gets easy

5/2/2017
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Kevin Lyman has accomplished more in the last year than most people will in their whole lives. He’s the founder of the Vans Warped Tour, the nation’s biggest punk rock gathering for the last 22 years. Along the way, he’s created a number of other tours and festivals, supported dozens of social causes, and inspired countless young people to pursue their passions and find their voice. He’s also got an agency that helps brands connect with the amazing community he’s built. What’s remarkable...

Duration:01:04:38

DJ Vice: How to be cool with making mistakes

4/25/2017
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Vice is the type of dude to make everything seem easy. His DJ mixes sound effortless, jumping between genres as if they didn’t even exist; he’s a natural interviewer on his YouTube show, Electric Taco; and he seems to slide from business to business (music production, sneaker shop owner, to name a couple) with style and grace. Turns out Vice works really hard to develop his skills, and he matches them with a confidence that he describes as humble bragging, but doesn’t sound like bragging at...

Duration:01:05:49

Espree Devora: How to get it done

4/18/2017
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In today’s episode, Espree Devora is going to teach us about being all-in. She blew through our studio like a whirlwind of positive energy, and told us stories about giving everything she has to her life’s passions, at times, even compromising her health to be “the girl who gets it done.” Her secrets: Outsource as much as you can, never let fear slow you down, and show people you appreciate them. Espree also tells us about how her company, We Are LA Tech, is connecting the tech community in...

Duration:01:22:19

Karam Gill: Lessons from the G-Funk era

4/11/2017
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G-Funk was the sound that truly brought hip-hop into the mainstream. Dr. Dre’s The Chronic ignited a cultural firestorm that would blaze for the better part of the 90s and embed rap music into every aspect of modern culture by putting streetwise, often violent storytelling over smoothed-out George Clinton samples and live instrumentation. We could take you through all of the twists and turns, but without Dre, there’s no Drake. Our guest today, Karam Gill, is telling the West Coast gangsta...

Duration:00:51:09

Jon Levy: How to work 100% of the time

3/28/2017
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Jon Levy calls himself a nerd. But his life is anything but nerdy. He’s the author of The 2 AM Principle, lessons gathered as he built his own life of adventure. He’s also managed to surround himself with interesting people, as host of the Influencers Dinner series: Intimate gatherings of highly successful strangers who are prohibited from revealing their identities (last names and professions, specifically). All in the name of adventure. Jon drops art and science in our interview. He’s...

Duration:00:54:44

Catherine Burns: Live from SXSW

3/21/2017
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"This job is one of the great loves of my life, so I feel so lucky to get to do it.” What an amazing thing to be able to say about your work. So much better than her previous career: "The thing I hated about it the most was just going to get worse the better I did.” She’s spent almost the last two decades as artist director at The Moth, helping storytellers shape their stories before they get up on stage. The moth has brought us over 20,000 stories through its live events around the world,...

Duration:00:56:14

Mark Sperling: Do What You Love

3/14/2017
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Mark Sperling is a connector. He connects people to knowledge and each other through his Group Y events and online community. He connects brands to youth culture through action sports and music. For those familiar with the culture, there are a lot of flashbacks here, from the 432F show to the beginnings of the X-Games, Warped Tour, up to last year’s Complex-Con where Mark led the programming of Complex Conversations. In our interview, he tells us how he makes it all happen, braves the highs...

Duration:01:01:39