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Raw, long form conversations with the world’s most unique undiscovered thinkers, deconstructing our society, psychology, and purpose.


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Raw, long form conversations with the world’s most unique undiscovered thinkers, deconstructing our society, psychology, and purpose.




#29: Josh Schachnow – Immigration, Misinformation & Death

Josh Schachnow is an immigration lawyer, entrepreneur, and host of the "Solopreneur Grind" podcast. As a Toronto-based immigration lawyer, Josh has helped over 100 skilled workers move to Canada. In 2019, he co-founded Visto, a platform that aims to give skilled workers a trusted, easy, and affordable way to immigrate and achieve permanent residence in Canada. He also is the host of Solopreneur Grind. In this podcast, he interviews entrepreneurs running one-person businesses, where they...


#28: Arjuna Ishaya: Meditation, Enlightenment & Parenting as a Monk

Here's a little Christmas gift for y'all. 🎄 Arjuna Ishaya is a monk, author, and meditation teacher. He started his career as an outdoor instructor in New Zealand in 2001 until he discovered meditation, and for the past 20 years, he has traveled the world teaching meditation as a tool to gain peace of mind and live a better life. In 2018, he published his first book, "200% – An Instruction Manual for Living Fully" Now based in North Yorkshire, UK, he currently works as a mentor, taking...


#27: Erik Everhard – Ayahuasca, Performance Anxiety & Life as a Porn Star

Mitchell Hartwell, known professionally as Erik Everhard, is a Canadian pornographic actor and director known for gonzo pornography films. Since 1995 he's performed in over 2,400 films, been featured in GQ and Playboy, and has won 15 AVN awards and over 50 other adult film industry awards. Recently he's turned author, speaker, and men's coach, holding a masters level NLP certification. After working with over 5000 women and seeing the common threads between them, he's begun helping...


#26: Amanda Catarzi – Surviving Sex Trafficking, Cults & Childhood Abuse

Amanda Catarzi is a speaker, strategist, MMA fighter, and sex trafficking survivor. After escaping her trafficker, Amanda dedicated 10 years to fighting sex trafficking. In her journey, she counseled the New Zealand Government, wrote federal legislation, and went undercover to expose trafficking rings. Currently, she is the owner of the copywriting agency Inkery Co, where she and her team are passionate about helping others find their voice and using it effectively to make a positive...


#25: Dr. Paulomi Campbell – Holistic Psychotherapy, Identity & Toxic Relationships

Dr. Paulomi Campbell, Ph.D. is a holistic psychologist based in Charlotte, NC. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University at Buffalo in 2007. Since then, she’s served as a psychologist at Levine Cancer Institute and Columbia St. Mary's, as well as being an Assistant Professor at both Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Marquette University. Currently, she is the Founder of Inara Therapy + Wellness, where she has taken her experiences over the past 15 years in the...


#24: Rishi Rawat – Intuition, Specialization & Buyer Psychology

Rishi Rawat is the founder of Frictionless Commerce. As a world-class expert in buyer psychology and conversion optimization, Rishi has spent the past 13 years laser-focused on running marketing experiments that help eCommerce brands remove friction and massively increase sales. In our conversation we dive into: Connect with Rishi: to Rishi's channel on YouTube Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify


#23: John Heers – Sacrifice, Spirituality & Old World Wisdom

John Heers is the Co-Founder and Director of the First Things Foundation, and the host of the podcast, Why Are We Talking About Rabbits? The First Things Foundation is a non-profit organization that takes young people from the “new world” of the West to the “old world” of developing countries where they immerse, learn the language, and connect with local entrepreneurs and helps empower them to spur organic, ground-up development in their communities. They have active projects in...


#22: Chris Giuseppini – Coping with ADHD as an Entrepreneur

Chris Giuseppini is a cinematographer, entrepreneur, and founder of Sondor Media. He's helped YouTube influencers reach over a million subscribers, and worked on videos that advertised for Sony, Canon, and Fujifilm. In our conversation we dive into: Connect with Chris: Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify


#21: Christopher Silvestri – Freelancing, Copywriting, Empathy & Personal Boundaries

Christopher Silvestri is a rock-star freelance conversion designer & copywriter. Over the past 15 years, he has honed his craft at the intersection of copywriting, UX design, and digital psychology to help SaaS and eCommerce companies convert more prospects into customers. In our conversation we dive into: Connect with Chris: Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify


#20: Roy Steves – Marketing Disruptions, Burnout & Life as an Agency Owner

Today Josh speaks with Roy Steves about the chaotic life of the marketing and agency world. Some of the topics we dive into are: Roy is an industry veteran, who over the last 20 years his career evolved from being a programmer to running several of his own businesses, being the VP of Digital Marketing and CMO of two prominent eCommerce brands, to ultimately co-founding StatBid in 2015. StatBid is a boutique paid search and SEO agency, where Roy and his team work with direct-to-consumer...


#19: Sam McNerney – Ukraine, Russian Propaganda & Information Warfare

Today Josh speaks with Sam McNerney on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Some of the topics we dive into are: Sam McNerney is an applied behavioral scientist, market researcher, and brand strategist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with brands such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble, and CitiBank. As a writer, he has interviewed business and academic leaders including Arianna Huffington, Andrew Yang, Jonathan Haidt, and Charles Murray – and his essays have been featured in publications...


#18: Oliver Seligman – Meditation, Bipolar Disorder & Life as a Monk

Today Josh talks with Oliver Seligman about the struggle of mental illness, mindfulness, and stability. Oliver is a monk, author, and inspirational speaker. He has spent twenty years traveling the world, helping people to find peace through meditation. In doing so, he has developed insight into the workings of the mind and what makes us happy or unhappy. Oliver has written three books, his first being “The Broker Who Broke Free” about his life change from being a successful Sales Trader at...


#17: Felix Velarde – Pessimistic Optimism & Existential Threats

Today Josh talks with Felix Velarde about the potential optimistic and pessimistic futures ahead and the compound interest of positive impact. Felix is a strategist, author, speaker, lecturer, and pioneer of the internet. He started one of the world’s first web design companies in 1994. He then had a high-profile, twenty-year career as a serial founder of several innovative digital creative and strategy agencies, including being chairman at pioneering CRM firm Underwired and CEO of The...


#16: Kenda Macdonald – Tequila, Psychology & More Tequila

Today Josh talks with Kenda Macdonald about marketing, trauma, cognitive biases, and the state of American culture over a copious amount of whiskey and tequila. Kenda is an international public speaker, a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, and author of the best-selling book "Hack the Buyer Brain." With a degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of London, she operates at the unique intersection of marketing, neuroscience, and buyer psychology. Currently, she is the founder and...


#15: Matthew Caruana – Surviving Suicide, Resilience & Life as a Paraplegic

Today Josh talks with Matthew Caruana about depression, suicide, resilience, and purpose. Matthew is a speaker, youth advocate, and suicide survivor. He attempted suicide at the age of 16, which left him a paraplegic, but ultimately led him to find his passion and purpose in life. Now Matthew is a speaker at schools, colleges, and mental health conferences internationally, and has been featured on ABC News, The Daily Telegraph, and more. His goal is to share his story and the lessons he...


#14: Terry B. McDougall – Career Happiness & Surviving the Corporate World

Today Josh speaks with Terry B. McDougall about courage, fear, corporate leadership, and living a fulfilling life. Terry is an executive coach, speaker, and best-selling author of Winning the Game of Work After more than 30 years of corporate business experience leading marketing efforts in senior management roles, Terry chose to become a coach to concentrate on helping leaders step fully into their potential to lead satisfying careers. Some of the other topics we dive into are: Connect...


#13: Sam McNerney – Free Will & Simulated Realities

Today Josh speaks with Sam McNerney about the growing conspiratorial culture in the West, its further detachment from reality, free will, and the implications of us potentially living in a simulation. Some of the other things we dive into are: Sam McNerney is an applied behavioral scientist, market researcher, and brand strategist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with brands such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble, and CitiBank. As a writer, he has interviewed business and academic...


#12: Seth Erickson – Hacking Humans, Storytelling & Self-Acceptance

Today Josh speaks with Seth Erickson. Seth is an entrepreneur, author, and storyteller. He recently published his book, How to Hack Humans, an unfiltered take on the neuroscience and psychology of storytelling, and how startups can use storytelling to grow and communicate their value to investors and the market at large. He is currently a Partner at Storify Agency, where he helps startups personally craft their story and tell it in a way that resonates. Prior to Storify, he was CEO of...


#11: Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen – Foraging, Medicinal Plants & Agricultural Sustainability

Today Josh speaks with Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen about food, health, and sustainability. Mark is a chemist, ethnobotanist, author, speaker, and foraging expert. He has a Masters in Medicinal Chemistry, a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For over 18 years he worked as a research chemist in the oil industry using his knowledge of natural products to develop environmentally-friendly replacements for traditional oil field chemicals. In 2008 he started...


#10: Jay Smith – Cyber Security, Doxing & The Weaponization of Data

There's an artist on Instagram called DrFakenstein, and he does weird short meme videos, like having Snoop Doug's face on a little girl. That is known as a deep fake, and while the memes are hilarious, there are much more nefarious uses for this technology. What happens when this is weaponized, and used for extensive PR assassinations, or false flag operations by government agencies around the world? What happens then when the far-left or far-right starts habitually doxxing and attacking...