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By Chris "Drama" Pfaff

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Young & Reckless Founder/Entrepreneur Chris “Drama” Pfaff catches up with friends and individuals who have made a name for themselves and overcame obstacles to reach their level of achievements. You can’t google the keys to success, but you can be inspired by talking to people who have been through it.

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#152 - Brian Kelley | Florida Georgia Line
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Before his success in Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley grew up playing baseball and writing music.&nbsp; His dream to play professional baseball was cut short and his move to Nashville would change his life forever.&nbsp; Brian talks how he met Tyler Hubbard, mindset, the process of creating and how his belief in self power has helped him get to where he is today.<br><br>@briankelley<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2019
#151 - Nick Hays and Remi Adeleke | A Talk with 2 Navy SEALs
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Link to May 18th's Reckless x Build Your Empire event:<br>http://ynr.la/Reckless-x-Build-Your-Empire<br><br>Nick Hays and Remi Adeleke met on their road to become Navy SEALs and have been brothers ever since. Sharing their childhood to their stories from the SEALs.&nbsp; They discuss great information and guidance including the importance of structure, managing leadership, time management and communication.&nbsp;<br><br>Nick's book "Elite" is available May 29th, 2019<br>Remi's book "Transformed" is available May 14th, 2019.<br><br>@nickhayslife<br>@remiadeleke<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2019
#150 - Grant Cardone | 10X Your Life
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Grant Cardone is a NY Times Best Selling Author, Real Estate Investor, Motivational Speaker and Sales Trainer.&nbsp; His 10X Growth Conference has changed many lives and his content can be seen everywhere.&nbsp; Grant stops by to discuss his early childhood in Louisiana, the hardships he dealt with constantly through his early life and how his mindset and leadership has turned him into a successful entrepreneur.<br><br>@GrantCardone<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 01, 2019
#149 - Ed Mylett REPOST | Life Happens For You
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Ed Mylett grew up an average kid who loved baseball and thought he'd go pro but that dream came to an end.&nbsp; He's the head of World Financial Group, which is a multi-million dollar financial organization, host of the Ed Mylett Show podcast &amp; is a peak performance expert who helps people perform at their highest level.&nbsp; Find out how he became so successful and his mindset on "pedaling".<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 24, 2019
#148 - Justin Ross | Screaming O
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Justin Ross is a guest like we've never had.&nbsp; He's the founder of Screaming O, an adult product company that are responsible for "enhancing romantic relationships since 2005".&nbsp; Justin has a great story of taking the "traditional route" by getting into college, going to work for a big company as an investment banker but decided he needed fulfillment.&nbsp; Even though he was making great money he looked for something more and ended up creating his own company in an industry that he's provided tremendous value and marketing to.&nbsp; Listen in on Justin's amazing story and how he changed his career path to something he loved!<br><br>www.screamingo.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 17, 2019
#147 - Raissa Gerona | Revolve
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Raissa Gerona was born in the Philippines and moved to the US with her family at a young age.&nbsp; Raissa explains her upbringing in the valley, her path to become a lawyer and her first brand she created that she was selling with Revolve.&nbsp; She talks about how her brand would lead her to create multiple businesses under Revolve and become CBO.<br><br>She will be giving away a $500 gift card/code on this episode, listen in to find out how to win.<br><br>@raissagerona<br>www.revolve.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 10, 2019
#146 - Adam Von Rothfelder | Strong Coffee Company
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Adam Von Rothfelder a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native is a former MMA fighter and current CEO of Strong Coffee Company.&nbsp; He developed himself though family tragedy, created his own gym Drenched, he even model for Versace with Gigi Hadid.&nbsp; Listen in on Adam's journey and how his life also follows his company's acronym: Striving To Reach Our Natural Greatness.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/vonrothfelder/">@vonrothfelder</a><br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/STRONGCOFFEECOMPANY/">@strongcoffeecompany</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 03, 2019
#145 - Mike Diamond | Mindset and Guinness World Record
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Originally from Perth, Australia, Mike Diamond battled with dyslexia, starting using drugs at age 12.&nbsp; He moved to Sydney to become an actor and got a job at a store that would change his life forever. A customer handed him a Green Card lottery ticket which he won and moved to Miami.&nbsp; In 2006, Mike became sober and decided to help others as well.&nbsp; Listen in on Mike's incredible story, his amazing advice and how he will attempt to break a Guinness World Record to help a girl Layla and raise awareness.<br>http://runforlayla.org<br>http://instagram.com/themike_diamond<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 27, 2019
#144 - Jay Shetty | Living As a Monk for 3 Years
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Jay Shetty grew up in London, sought out mischief and a particular incident had him in a joyride ending in the crash of the car. Knowing he needed a change and guidance he ended up meeting someone who would alter his life.&nbsp; Jay became a monk for 3 years in India and Europe. When Jay returned he started speaking at companies and spreading his knowledge.&nbsp; Check out Jay’s episode and listen to the incredible information he provides.<br><br>@jayshetty<br>@drama<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 20, 2019
10 MINUTE MONDAYS: Kevion Stirdivant | Affirmations
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Kevion is back to discuss affirmations and the 7 equities and how to apply them your life. &nbsp;Write one thing down for each equity and change them as you evolve.&nbsp;<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 18, 2019
#143 - Berner | Cookies
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Berner creator of Cookies ran a cannibus cup at the age of 18.&nbsp; His love for cannibus and incredible work ethic has made him one of the biggest names in the industry.&nbsp; He’s founded multiple businesses, has his own strain, works on mobile apps and hemp water, Berner continues to make music and release albums at the same time. &nbsp;&nbsp;<br>@berner415<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 13, 2019
10 MINUTE MONDAYS: Charlie | Quantum Possibilities
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How can we apply quantum physics and quantum possibilities into our life? Charlie is back in the studio to break down these principles and explains how he applies them to his life and what you can do to apply them to yours.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 11, 2019
#142 - Karen Civil | Marketing/Branding Strategist
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Karen Civil grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a quiet, introverted young girl who liked to stay in her room and be on the computer. The creation of fan websites led to her meeting celebs and entering national competitions.&nbsp; Karen has worked in radio, built e-commerce platforms for Dipset, introduced new artists to the world and connected huge companies and brands to help build brand strategies. From Cover Girl partnerships to helping Hillary Clinton in recruiting young voters, to building the LiveCivil Playground in Haiti.<br><br>@karencivil<br>karencivil.com<br><br>@drama<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 06, 2019
10 MINUTE MONDAYS: Kevion Stirdivant | Practicing Gratitude
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Kevion is back for another episode of 10 MINUTE MONDAYS to discuss practicing gratitude. What are you thankful for? How can you be more positive for life?<br>@drama<br>@kevion<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 04, 2019
#141 - Josh Luber | CEO and Co-Founder of StockX
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Josh Luber, CEO and Co-Founder of StockX joins the podcast to discuss his childhood, college, the multiple companies he founded prior to his huge success with Dan Gilbert and StockX as well as the future of the company.&nbsp; Josh goes over everything in business from retail, e-commerce and the similarities between his company and the stock market.<br><br>@drama<br>@joshluber<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 27, 2019
10 MINUTE MONDAYS: Charlie | Influencers vs Influential People
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We're back with another amazing episode with Charlie. We're talking about the difference between Influencers and Influential people.&nbsp; What that difference means, what makes you one or the other and what we think the future is with building a following on social media.<br><br>@drama<br>@charlie<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 25, 2019
#140 - Denyelle Bruno | President and CEO of Tender Greens
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Denyelle Bruno was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and received her Masters of Organizational Design from the University of San Francisco.&nbsp; Denyelle talks about her retail leadership that was shaped from her years of experience at brands like Macy's, Peet's Coffee and Tea, Apple and Drybar.&nbsp; Her expertise in growth and scaling in retail is why she is now President and CEO of the fast-casual brand Tender Greens.&nbsp; Denyelle is always looking for something to challenge her and the new role as CEO is her next step for continued success.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 20, 2019
10 MINUTE MONDAYS: Kevion Stirdivant | Catchin a Vibe (Morning Routine)
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Today on 10 MINUTE MONDAYS we bring back Kevion Stirdivant to discuss how to catch a vibe and how to create a good morning routine.<br>@drama<br>@kevion<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 19, 2019
#139 - Freeway Rick Ross
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“Freeway” Rick Ross grew up in South Central, thought his dreams of becoming a tennis player would take him out of his neighborhood but colleges passed on him because he was illiterate.&nbsp; He was introduced to crack cocaine and became one of the most notorious drug traffickers in America. While in person he taught himself to read, figured out a loophole in his case and was able to get out of his life sentence.&nbsp; Rick turned his life into public speaking, writing books becoming an author &amp; creating businesses to succeed.<br><br>@drama<br>@freewayricky<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 13, 2019
10 MINUTE MONDAYS: Charlie Rocket | How to Create a Winning Streak
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Welcome to my new series here on Short Story Long called 10 MINUTE MONDAYS.&nbsp; The goal if the new segment is to give 10 minutes of actionable very useful advice for everyone.&nbsp; I'm here with Charlie Rocket to discuss what the Winning Streak is and how you can apply it to your life.<br><br>@drama<br>@charlie<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 11, 2019
#138 - Tom Bilyeu | Impact Theory
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REPOST: I have my first guest with a company valued over a billion dollars, Tom Bilyeu of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory.&nbsp; Tom admits that he was going down a losing path while working at a tech company for 8 1/2 years.&nbsp; Focused on ending metabolic disease, Tom and his two partners founded Quest Nutrition. Tom talks about scaling, brain chemistry and what his main goal in life is.&nbsp; There is a lot of knowledge and information that can be obtained from listening to this episode and Tom also gives his book recommends that can be found on his website below. <br><a href="https://impacttheory.com/reading-list/">https://impacttheory.com/reading-list/</a><br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tombilyeu/?hl=en">@tombilyeu</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 06, 2019
#137 - Robert Greene | The Laws of Human Nature
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Robert Greene, who is a NY Times Best Seller for his books The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery, sat down with me to discuss his most recent book called The Laws of Human Nature.&nbsp; We all fall into patterns that cause us to continue to have the same results and Robert breaks down what those are.&nbsp; He explains those patterns, the power that your attitude can change your life.&nbsp; We talk about life purpose, what can happen if you chase falls purposes and how you can focus on being unique and not falling into a group.<br><br>Go checkout his website and books below:<br><a href="http://powerseductionandwar.com">http://powerseductionandwar.com</a><br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/robertgreeneofficial/">@RobertGreeneOfficial</a><br><br>You can also attend his live talk with Ryan Holiday on Feb. 11th in Santa Monica<br><a href="https://livetalksla.org/events/robert-greene/">https://livetalksla.org/events/robert-greene/</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 30, 2019
#136 - Daniel Kasidi | Rastaclat
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Daniel Kasidi was born in Kenya and moved to the US with his family as a young boy. He had to learn English and adjust to the new lifestyle.&nbsp; He started skateboarding, became sponsored, started working as a sales rep for Axion and enrolled at FIDM.&nbsp; Working for companies like Levi and Reebok, Daniel took his experience and used his creativity start his successful brand, Rastaclat.&nbsp; "Seek the Positive" is not only the company message but also how he lives his life.&nbsp; Daniel wants to inspire others to create, bring positivity and impact the the world.&nbsp; Hear more about Daniel and his company in today's episode as well as through his social media below.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/daniel.kasidi/">@Daniel.kasidi</a><br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/rastaclat/">@rastaclat</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 23, 2019
#135 - Matt Barnes
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Matt Barnes is a former professional basketball player who played 14 years in the NBA who has now seamlessly transitioned into a successful businessman.&nbsp; Matt talks about his rough up bringing in Northern California where he learned to be tough, have thick skin &amp; deal with experiences that shaped him into the man he is today.&nbsp; High school basketball to draft night &amp; stories throughout his career. We discuss what the youth needs to do to realize their leverage with social media and how to navigate through life.&nbsp; We talk about the businesses that he's involved in and how mistakes are only mistakes if you continue to make them.<br><br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/matt_barnes9/?hl=en">@matt_barnes9</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 16, 2019
#134 - Jason Khalipa | As Many Reps as Possible
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Jason Khalipa grew up in San Jose, California, worked at a gym while going to school &amp; hopefully getting an office job.&nbsp; Jason realized he was on the wrong path as his passion, knowledge and drive revolved around fitness.&nbsp; He's the winner of the 2008 CrossFit games, he's opened up his own gyms &amp; training business that works with corporate companies to help implement fitness &amp; boost company moral.&nbsp; In 2016, he received the heartbreaking news that his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia.&nbsp; Jason talks about how he and his family used AMRAP to remain positive.&nbsp; In 2018, his daughter had her final treatment and Jason remains a strong advocate in helping other families who are dealing with pediatric cancer.<br>Find out more about Jason, his podcast AMRAP Mentality, his new book "As Many Reps as Possible" in this episode of Short Story Long.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/jasonkhalipa/?hl=en">@jasonkhalipa</a><br><a href="https://www.amazon.com/As-Many-Reps-Possible/dp/1684019818/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1547003930&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=as+many+reps+as+possible">As Many Reps as Possible</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 09, 2019
#133 - Matty Matheson | New Year Repost
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As a young chef Matty was successful, had a show on Viceland, and was known as the party guy until a heart attack at 29. He's an extremely funny/awesome dude who does a great job at telling his story. Listen as Matty talks about "zombie lines", culinary school, his TV shows, being a restaurateur and places he oversees, the new cookbook coming out &amp; his mission in life as the new Matty.<br><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mattymatheson/">@mattymatheson</a><br><a href="https://www.abramsbooks.com/mattymatheson/">Matty Matheson: A Cookbook</a><br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 02, 2019
#132 - Moe Shalizi | CHRISTMAS REPOST
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Moe Shalizi grew up a hustler &amp; always looked for the next way to get some cash.&nbsp; He went to college for finance but ultimately chose music over everything.&nbsp; His interest in music developed into creating shows at local bars, working with Borgore to managing the biggest artists in the world.&nbsp; Not only does he have a list of successful artists under him but is also responsible for conceptualizing and creating the character &amp; artist known as MARSHMELLO.<br>@shalizi<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 26, 2018
#131 - Ben Nemtin | What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?
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Ben Nemtin grew up in Canada, played for the U19 Ruby team in College but dropped out because of negative thoughts that led to his depression. He made a big change in his life which led to a completely new path that took him across Canada & the US checking off his bucket list and also helping strangers fulfill theirs. He's done some amazing things & even got to play basketball with President Obama. Ben his now speaking, helping spread his message and still continuing to help others along the way. Instagram: @bennemtin<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 19, 2018
#130 - New Year, New Us | Kevion Stirdivant
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Today we bring back a special guest of the pod & fan favorite, Kevion Stirdivant. Kevion & I discuss impacting people, goals, life advice, practicing the right actions & routines & mentors. Kevion states, a dream written down with a date becomes a goal, a goal broken down into steps becomes a plan and a plan backed by action becomes reality.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 12, 2018
#129 - Charlie Rocket | Dream Crazy
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Charlie grew up in Atlanta loving sports but was always the heavier set kid who decided at the age of 8, he was going to be rich & starting going by CEO Charlie. He wore suits to school, got rid of the book bag for a briefcase and by the time he hit high school he owned an online clothing store and a website that helped independent artists share their music like the Myspace player. He's worked with Soulja boy, went on to manage 2 Chainz and making millions but food binging, weighing over 300lbs and a brain tumor came back to haunt him. Listen to Charlie's amazing story of how he's had an incredible weight loss, now a Nike athlete as well as accomplished a list of goals that has helped his life & health but what he's done to help others. @charlie<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 05, 2018
#128 - Josh Altman | Million Dollar Listing
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Josh Altman is one of the most successful real estate agents in the United States, who can be seen on the show Million Dollar Listing on Bravo! Josh moved to Los Angeles and started working in the mail room but didn't limit himself to his 9 to 5 job. He took out a loan with his brother & the two bought a condo with the intent to renovate and flip for a profit. His success and determination led him to be on top of the world buying cars and a big house in the hills but soon hit rock bottom once the economy crashed. Find out how Josh took everything he learned from his early success to put himself back on top of the real estate business. YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi4LKEjQd40_VE538S_AdOA?view_as=public Instagram www.instagram.com/thejoshaltman<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 28, 2018
#127 - SuperPod Repost
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Today I'm reposting the SuperPod, Episode 100! This is one of the best received episodes we've ever had. Everyone I talk to says that they've gone back and re-listened because of the story, advice and knowledge that they give and let some of the new listeners get a chance to listen.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 21, 2018
#126 - Jon Buscemi | BUSCEMI
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Jon Buscemi is a fashion designer who is known for his insanely popular luxury & accessory brand, BUSCEMI. He's worked at DC Shoes, Oliver Peoples & Lotto but also has his own brands and investments in companies ranging from fashion to food. Listen in on how Jon went from working on Wall Street to creating products that have been on the biggest celebrities in the world. Find more about Jon on his social media outlets: @jonbuscemi @buscemi @sauce @unclepauliesdeli<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 14, 2018
#125 - Yes Theory | The Good Illuminati
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You may know Yes Theory from their recent stunt as they fooled the internet to think Justin Beiber ate a burrito from the middle or even challenging Will Smith to face his fears and bungeeing from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on YouTube. These are things they have done but what they're really about it challenging people to live their life to the fullest by getting out of their comfort zone in order to grow. Matt & Ammar came in to discuss their lives prior to meeting and how Yes Theory came about by changing their career paths to chase what felt right. <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 07, 2018
#124 - Charlamagne tha God | Shook One
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Charlamagne tha God grew up in a trailer in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, started as an intern at a radio station and is now arguably the biggest name on a nationally syndicated radio show. We talk about his childhood, the ups & downs for his career and how he loves to empower other people. His latest book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me, focuses on his personal experience with anxiety and how he deals with it. You can find out more about Charlamagne from this interview & his social media @cthagod<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 31, 2018
#123 - Building a Luxury Brand | Sneaker Steve
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Sneaker Steve (Steve Patiño) was featured on episode 39 and is back to talk about his newest business Ales Grey, a luxury brand with a purpose. If you have not listened to his previous episode, go back and have a listen its one of the best episodes we've had about Steve's history in the fashion & footwear business and the lead up to where he is now. Steve talks the entire process from idea to finished product, market role out, the philanthropy aspect of the business and more! Check Steve out at @sneakersteve & @alesgrey on Instagram<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 24, 2018
#122 - Finishing what Evel Knievel Started | Eddie Braun
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Eddie Braun has been in the film industry since he was 17 years old and it all started by meeting his hero, Evel Knievel. Following the same career path, Eddie would eventually perform a stunt that Evel tried & failed. His famous Snake River Canyon jump was successfully completed which can be seen in his new film "Stuntman", an LA Film Festival winner. Eddie talks about dealing with fear, SWAG & going all in. You've seen his work in all of the Rush Hour movies, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and many other films. You can find more info on Eddie & Stuntman Movie at www.stuntmanmovie.com and his account, @crashforcash on social media.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 17, 2018
#121 - COMPASSIONATE CAPITALISM | David Meltzer
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David Meltzer grew up in Akron, Ohio and promised himself as a child that his dream was to get rich and take away his mother's financial worries. He played college football, was pre-med but decided to become a lawyer around the start of the internet. He was a young multi-millionaire, married his childhood crush but had everything taken away from him filing for bankruptcy. He's currently the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing & partnered with legendary NFL quarterback Warren Moon, regained his multi-millions but most importantly found his happiness. Listen to his episode and find out more about him through his social media @davidmeltzer and www.davemeltzer.com/<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 10, 2018
#120 - Getting Familiar with Clinton Sparks
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Clinton Sparks is a highly successful DJ, music producer, writer & business man. He's worked with every big artist in the industry, he has multiple business ventures & is involved in the tech space. We discuss what makes people successful, mindset, what keeps people in & out of trouble and whats going on in the world today. You can follow him at @clintonsparks<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 03, 2018
#119 - KEVION STIRDIVANT REPOST | KASE Real Estate
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Today I'm reposting my friend Kevion's episode from when him and I first met. This is one of the best received episodes we've ever had. Everyone I talk to says that they've gone back and re-listened because of the story, advice and knowledge that he gives. Check his podcast out, I was just on it as well!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 26, 2018
#118 - WORKING WITH THE FBI AT AGE 16? | Jordan Harbinger
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Jordan Harbinger came by to discuss his unique childhood of phone tapping, becoming an FBI informant and the importance of traveling at a young age. Jordan speaks highly on how it impacted his life, the effect it had on him forcing him to grow up quicker and his thoughts on college. He's one of the first people to ever have a podcast and you can tell he's been doing this for a long time as he has a lot of great information in this episode. He also has a great technique for connecting people and staying in touch with old contacts. Make sure you check out his podcast The Jordan Harbinger Show as well as his instagram (@jordanharbinger) & website www.advancedhumandynamics.com/level1<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 19, 2018
#117 - Sugar Ray Leonard | DON'T EVER QUIT
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Today I was fortunate enough to sit down with the legendary hall of fame boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard. It was amazing to hear his story and get some inside knowledge on what his mind state was during his career as well as some surprising information about how reserved and shy he was growing up and his discipline to be great. We also talk about the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation that raises money for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes research. Its amazing what he has done but also what he continues to do to help people and spread awareness. You can find out more about his foundation at www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 12, 2018
#116 - IKONICK | Mark Brazil
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Mark Mastrandrea (also known as Mark Brazil) started a company called Ikonick which just made headlines recently as he partnered with Gary Vee and Scooter Braun. Ikonick is an e-commerce canvas art company that offers amazing quality art for an affordable price. Mark talks about the marketing behind the business, targeting, acquiring licenses like images Muhammad Ali. We are doing a giveaway that you can find more information about in Mark's episode. Check out Mark & more on his business below. @markbrazil @ikonick<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 05, 2018
#115 - DEALING WITH SOCIAL ANXIETY | The Art of Charm
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This week I was interviewed by the guys over at The Art of Charm Podcast and had a great time talking with them. We discussed things like how to get over social anxiety, first impressions and using your opportunities to your advantage to create things for yourself. Thanks to AJ & Johnny for having me on and go check out their podcast below! The Art of Charm Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/art-charm-confidence-relationship/id212382281?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 <br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 29, 2018
#114 - PAUL GEORGE | Oklahoma City Thunder
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Paul George, one of the most talented NBA players in the world grew up in Palmdale, CA loving to fish and play basketball. His sisters were star athletes and he was always known just as their little brother. It was around his senior year he made a name for himself and established his dominance in basketball which led him to be recruited by the top programs. Ultimately he chose Fresno State, played there for two years before being drafted in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Listen in to Paul's journey to becoming one of the greats, his mindset while playing, his injury & his willingness to give back to the youth through his charity, the Paul George Foundation. @ygtrece<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 22, 2018
#113 - MVMT WATCHES | Jake Kassan & Kramer LaPlante
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Repost of episode 66 back in September of 2017 with the owners of MVMT watches. Congrats to the guys on their huge deal!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2018
#112 - THE SHOE SURGEON | Dominic Chambrone
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Dominic Chambrone who you may know as the Shoe Surgeon grew up in Northern California as the quiet, shy, creative kid. His way of making a statement and separating himself from everyone else was customizing his shoes. He has an amazing story that shows his ambition & relentlessness to perfect his craft by learning from cobblers and putting his own spin on things to create custom shoes for the biggest companies and celebrities on the planet. You can find his work online & as well as on his personal Instagram @theshoesurgeon<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 15, 2018
#111 - CULTURE IS EVERYTHING | Michael Chernow
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Michael Chernow grew up in New York & experienced a lot when he was young. He was into partying & had someone pull him out of that life to really focus on himself. He's worked in hospitality since he was in his teens and has gone on to create very successful restaurants like The Meatball Shop & Seamore's. He's a huge believer on culture in the workspace and it really shows in this podcast and even his mission statements for his place. Listen in and find out what Michael is all about on episode 111. @michaelchernow<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 08, 2018
#110 - DISRUPTING AN INDUSTRY | Alli Webb
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Alli Webb is the founder of Drybar, a simple concept turned into a multi-million dollar business that specializes in women's hair styling known as a blowout. Her philosophy for the business is "Focus on one thing and be the best at it. For us, that’s blowouts!” With over 100 locations across the United States, Drybar has grown into a massive business not only as a salon but also hair products sold in Sephora, Ulta, Bloomingdale's & Nordstrom. She's also started a podcast with her brother who is also a founder of the business and its called "Raising the Bar" @alliwebb , @thedrybar<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 01, 2018
#109 - INVEST IN YOURSELF | Miki Guerra
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Miki Guerra is the founder of Magnolia Park aka The Mag Park, which is a Southern California based shoe & apparel resell business.  Miki's done it all from real estate, djing, talent buying & now having huge success with this new business starting in 2015.  Listen to his ups & downs, taking investors and buying back to become majority equity holder to his business that now has 5 locations on the west coast. @heymikiwar<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 18, 2018
#108 - Gary Vee
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Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the world's most notable entrepreneurs, leveraging social media to create a platform promoting himself and his massive business empire. From his digital & sports agencies, keynotes and podcast, there is no way to miss the content he puts out.  The goal of this episode was to dive deep into his story & give a side of Gary that you've never seen before. @garyvee<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 11, 2018
#107 - LIVE FROM AGENDA LONG BEACH | Dee Murthy, Chris Ngo & Miki Guerra
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This week I sat down with Dee Murthy of Menlo House, Chris Ngo of the Leverage & Miki Guerra from Mag Park to discuss the state of apparel and fashion live at Agenda in Long Beach. @deemurthy @chris_theleverage @heymikiwawr<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 04, 2018
#106 - DIRECTOR OF HUMAN OPTIMIZATION | Kyle Kingsbury
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Kyle Kingsbury is a former UFC fighter who attended Arizona State University & made the football team as a walk-on.  After college he felt empty w/ no direction in life and no structure.  He battled through some issues & started MMA as a hobby which gave him that routine and introduction to human optimization.  He's now the Director of Human Optimization at Onnit and host of Onnit Podcast. @kingsbu<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 27, 2018
#105 - The Diary of a CEO | Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett is the 25 year old CEO and co-founder of the social media marketing agency Social Chain.  At a young age he was forced to become independent and be creative to find food & new clothes.  He attended 1 college course (because this is what society implemented as the norm) and dropped out to create a company of his own.   @stevebartlettsc My interview with Steve on Diary of a CEO: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-diary-of-a-ceo/id1291423644?mt=2 nfwy79tm<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 20, 2018
#104 - Don't Let Your Environment Dictate Your Future | Dean Graziosi
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Dean Graziosi grew up from humble beginning in Marlboro, New York. His parents were divorced, he moved around a lot, worked at his fathers garage flipping and reselling cars while getting into real estate.  Applying his earnings to infomercials he's helped many have success in real estate.  He's had success as a an author with multiple NY Times best selling books as well as his training courses. https://www.deangraziosi.com https://www.instagram.com/deangraziosi/<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 13, 2018
#103 - THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW | Cal Fussman
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Cal Fussman grew up in New York, moved to Missouri for journalism, had his dream job & decided to give it all up.  For the next 10 years Cal traveled the world gaining skills & life experience to shape him into who he is today. Known for his "What I've Learned" column in Esquire Magazine he's interviewed people like Mikhail Gorbachev, Jeff Bezos, Richard, and Muhammad Ali.  He's a sports writer, author & journalist with incredible stories with life lessons to share.  @calfussman<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 06, 2018
#102 - ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD | Mikey Taylor
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Mikey Taylor turned his passion for skateboarding into a successful career as a pro but always had the awareness to question the longevity and the what ifs for life after skating.  He's made smart investments and is now helping other professional athletes prepare to do the same. Mikey is having great success as an entrepreneur and is also starting a podcast of his own called Avni launching on June 6th.  Check out everything Mikey is doing here: @mikeytaylor & www.avniintelligence.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 30, 2018
#101 - SECRETS FROM THE WORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE | Alex Banayan
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Alex Banayan, the world's youngest VC came by and told his story about how he took his winnings from The Price is Right and used that to invest in his dream to write about the keys to success.  He made the Forbes 30 under 30 list and Microsoft wrote that he "cracked the code to success".  His book The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers comes out on June 5th. www.thirddoorbook.com @alexbanayan<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 23, 2018
#100 - EPISODE 100 THE SUPERPOD | Rob Dyrdek, Kevion Stirdivant & Tom Bilyeau
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This week is a very special episode, EPISODE 100 - The SuperPod!!! Thank you so much to all of the listeners for making this happen!  I wanted to bring together 3 of my favorite guests (Rob Dyrdek, Kevion Stirdivant & Tom Bilyeu) to talk about the keys to success, happiness & longevity.  This episode is definitely my favorite by far.  Thank you again and enjoy!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 16, 2018
#99 - LIFE HAPPENS FOR YOU | Ed Mylett
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Ed Mylett grew up an average kid who loved baseball and thought he'd go pro but that dream came to an end.  He's the head of World Financial Group, which is a multi-million dollar financial organization, host of the Ed Mylett Show podcast & is a peak performance expert who helps people perform at their highest level.  Find out how he became so successful and his mindset on "pedaling". Listen to his podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ed-mylett-show/id1181233130?mt=2 Edmylett.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 09, 2018
#98 - THE ART OF AUTHENTICITY | Eddie Huang
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Eddie Huang who you may know from shows like Huang's World on Viceland, author of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir & owner of BaoHaus NYC & LA has an incredible story.  His main goal has always been to make his ancestors proud & stay true to himself.  He's been a lawyer, a comic, restauranteur & a television producer while remaining authentic and staying true to himself. Listen in as he has plenty of gems to live your life by and the lessons he's learned along the way.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 02, 2018
#97 - CHANGING THE SNEAKER GAME | John Geiger
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John Geiger went to college to become a school teacher, received his degree in Criminal Justice, moved to New Jersey to work with NFL Jets Cornerback Darrell Revis & ended up changing the sneaker game with his custom "Misplaced Checks" Air Force One.  John left Pittsburgh for an opportunity he couldn't pass up and worked his way to the top of the sneaker culture.  John cofounded the clothing brand "Diet Starts Monday" and continues to released limited shoes through John Geiger Co.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 25, 2018
#96 - HOW TO TURN YOUR DREAM INTO A REALITY | Tamara Dhia
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Tamara Dhia, born in Baghdad, Iraq, moved to the US when she was a young girl and had the dreams of becoming the host of TRL.  Not only did she achieve this dream but she's also gone on to create her own content reaching millions and became the editorial producer for Complex.  Tamara provides an amazing story as well as actionable advice that everyone can apply to their life.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 18, 2018
#95 - MAKING AN IMPACT OFF THE FIELD| Maurice Clarett
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Maurice Clarett grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, an All-American football player, Ohio State's best talent of all time but unfortunately a string of bad events led him to decisions that cost him his career and ending up in prison.  Now Maurice has created "The Red Zone" (program to help people deal w/ addiction as well as intervention programs through local schools.  This is an amazing story with an amazing man.. find out more at mauriceclarettonline.com and @mauriceclarett on Instagram<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 11, 2018
#94 - OWN THE DAY, OWN YOUR LIFE | Aubrey Marcus
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Aubrey Marcus, the CEO/Founder of ONNIT, Author of Own the Day, Own Your Life & host of the Aubrey Marcus Podcast is the perfect example of someone who follows their passion and knows their mission in life.  He went out on a limb with the initial launch of Alpha BRAIN and has crushed it ever since.  Focusing on improving brain function, overcoming stress and living to your full potential.  Aubrey has a ton of information to help you improve your life and happiness. Onnit.com AubreyMarcus.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 04, 2018
#93 - THE STORY OF A BILLION DOLLAR IDEA| Nick Swinmurn
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Nick Swinmurn is the creator/founder & former CEO of the largest shoe retailer in the United States, Zappos.com.  Nick worked in ticket sales in minor league baseball, an online car-buying service, started a student portal called 4students.com and also worked at SiliconGraphics all before creating Zappos.  Find out what it took to build, sell and create Zappos and the new businesses that he has now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 28, 2018
#92 - HOW TO PERFORM AT YOUR HIGHEST ABILITY | Jason Treu
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Jason Treu is an executive coach, author, public speaker & entrepreneur who specializes to help increase performance in your work space by diving into your life story & finding what may be holding you back.  Knowing your weaknesses and knowing why you may be underperforming is extremely valuable to yourself as well as the people around you.  Listen as Jason breaks down his lessons and how you can correct your behavior.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 21, 2018
#91 - HOW TO BUILD A HOSPITALITY EMPIRE | Brian Toll
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Brian Toll, hospitality expert and co-founder of H.Wood Group, shares his story of local LA promoter to creating a $35 million dollar nightclub and restaurant business.  Brian talks about his early days as a promoter, losing some of his early investors money and ultimately creating a successful company with venues across the world.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 14, 2018
#90 - CREATING A SUPERSTAR| Moe Shalizi
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Moe Shalizi grew up a hustler & always looked for the next way to get some cash.  He went to college for finance but ultimately chose music over everything.  His interest in music developed into creating shows at local bars, working with Borgore to managing the biggest artists in the world.  Not only does he have a list of successful artists under him but is also responsible for conceptualizing and creating the character & artist known as MARSHMELLO.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 07, 2018
#89 - DISRUPTING THE FITNESS INDUSTRY| Mind Pump Media
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Sal, Adam, & Justin from Mind Pump Media stopped by the office in Los Angeles to clear the air about the common misconceptions in fitness.  Everything from the mindset people have on weight loss and where people go wrong to the demand in programs and how they became successful with theirs.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 28, 2018
#88 - Jennifer Briney : Congressional Dish Podcast
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Jennifer Briney, host of the Congressional Dish podcast is a media journalist who takes the complicated legislation of bills being passed and breaks them down so the listener has a better understanding of whats going on within the government.  In 2008, while in Europe she noticed the difference in media coverage and perception of what was going on with an outside view of the Iraq War. In 2010, she decided it was time to start the Congressional Dish after noticing uncovered news in the Congressional Record.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 21, 2018
#87 - Advice from a social media marketing expert - AJ Wilcox
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AJ is currently the founder of B2Linked which specializes in LinkedIn business to business advertising.  He's managed hundreds of accounts consisting of the world's top 10 account and has generated over $100 million in ad spend.  As a top performer at his previous job, AJ self taught himself how to become successful on the LinkedIn platform but was unfortunately fired from that company.  Find out how he turned his negative situation into becoming a successful entrepreneur.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 14, 2018
#86 - Matty Matheson: It's Suppertime! - VICELAND
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As a young chef Matty was successful, had a show on Viceland, and was known as the party guy until a heart attack at 29. He's an extremely funny/awesome dude who does a great job at telling his story. Listen as Matty talks about "zombie lines", culinary school, his TV shows, being a restaurateur and places he oversees, the new cookbook coming out & his mission in life as the new Matty.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 07, 2018
#85 - Cory Gregory and John Fosco: Business & Biceps Podcast
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Cory Gregory and John Fosco, founders of Max Effort Muscle & hosts of Business & Biceps podcast, came by to discuss their stories that brought them together to start one of the biggest companies in fitness to date.  Cory co-founded Muscle Pharm where he met John who had the biggest sports agency in MMA. They both have some really great knowledge and advice to give on episode 85 of SSL.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 31, 2018
#84 - Erica Mandy: theNewsWorthy
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Erica Mandy is the host of theNewsWorthy podcast that provides daily news in a "fast, fair, and fun" way that is packed into a 10 minute or less show.  She's an award winning broadcast journalist and former TV reporter for CBS and KCAL9 who rose from small town stations to the biggest in Los Angeles and left to pursue what she's passionate about.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 24, 2018
#83 - HOW TO BUILD, GROW, AND SELL A BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY with Courtney Reum
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Courtney Reum is back to discuss the information you can get from the book he and his brother Carter wrote called Shortcut Your Startup.  This book is great for that person who is looking to start a business.  Courtney and Carter give you tips from the lessons they have learned from the successful businesses they've had as well as the ones they've help build.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 17, 2018
#82 - DeAndre Jordan: NBA Los Angeles Clippers
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DeAndre Jordan sits down and talks about his childhood in Texas to his 1 year stint at Texas A&M, the night he was drafted by the Clippers, his game-day rituals and gives some great advice on progression.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 10, 2018
#81 - Dr. Steven Masley: The Better Brain Solution
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Dr. Steven Masley is a physician, author, nutritionist & self-taught chef who is responsible for the #1 all-time health show on television called 30 Days to a Younger Heart.  Dr. Masley gives us some actionable steps, tips & solutions to increase brain function & cognitive performance that you can also find in his newly released book, The Better Brain Solution.  His passion is to empower people to achieve overall optimal health and offers weekly blogs on his website, www.DrMasley.com<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 03, 2018
#80 - Pia Silva: Worstofall Design
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Entrepreneur and author of Badass Your Brand, Pia Silva, grew up in Manhattan, NY, loving dance but knew it would not be her career path. She always wanted to be a leader of whatever she did. After a short stint in South America, Pia returned to NY and started Worstofall Design w/ her husband. Pia focused on branding as her husband handled design. She speaks on early stages of business and turning $40k in debt to over $500k within a year, her branding strategies &amp; gives some great advice!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 27, 2017
#79 - Courtney and Carter Reum: M13
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Courtney and Carter Reum grew up in Chicago with some great childhood stories like sitting courtside watching Michael Jordan and being on OPRAH.&nbsp; After college they both worked at Goldman Sachs eventually leaving to start their spirits company VEEV.&nbsp; Currently the founders of M13, Courtney and Carter help entrepreneurs grow their businesses providing experience with marketing, sales and operations.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 06, 2017
#78 - Wiz Khalifa
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Wiz Khalifa was born into a military family constantly moving around but eventually settling in Pittsburgh, PA.&nbsp; Wiz always had the dream of becoming a successful artist which he did so by following his vision while bringing a new style and sound to hip-hop.&nbsp; Having number 1 records like "Black &amp; Yellow" and "See You Again", Wiz breaks down the process and focus it took to achieve his goals. @drama @wizkhalifa<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 29, 2017
#77 - Tim Ferriss: Author/ Podcaster
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Tim Ferriss, author &amp; host of The Tim Ferriss Show came by to discuss his new book Tribe of Mentors, his childhood and his tips/tools to living a happy life.&nbsp; Talking with people like Jimmy Fallon, Rick Rubin, Ray Dalio &amp; Dustin Moskovitz, Tim gives you the secrets to success from over 100 influential individuals. This is a podcast you don't want to miss.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 22, 2017
#76 - A.J. Jacobs: Author/Journalist
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A.J. Jacobs is an author/journalist who grew up in New York City with an amazing story that carries over to the books he's written.&nbsp; A.J. speaks of the time he snuck into an office of L. Ron Hubbard's as a young kid, the year he chose to live biblically for his book, the time he outsourced everything in his life and covers his new book It's All Relative.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 15, 2017
#75 - Steve Grear: Reshoevn8r
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Steve Grear, the founder of Reshoevn8r grew up in Tucson, Arizona living on his own terms at a young age.&nbsp; He dropped out of high school, starting working jobs here and there and began dealing drugs.&nbsp; At a bad time in his life, Steve decided he needed to do something about it which is where the idea of Reshoevn8r was born.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 08, 2017
#74 - Pasquale Rotella: Insomniac
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At the young age of 15, Pasquale Rotella attended his first warehouse party which would change his life forever.&nbsp; Shortly after, Pasquale held his first event at 17 yrs old &amp; went on to create the biggest/most influential music festival &amp; events company known as Insomniac.&nbsp; Events like Electric Daisy Carnival, Beyond Wonderland, Life is Beautiful, Nocturnal &amp; Escape, Insomniac has brought together over 4 million people to enjoy an experience like no other.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 01, 2017
#73 - Steelo Brim: MTV's Ridiculousness
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Originally from the west side of Chicago, Sterling "Steelo" Brim grew up playing sports and trying to keep himself out of trouble.&nbsp; Sterling talks about his times getting suspended in school to playing baseball and meeting his best friend on the set of Hard Ball.&nbsp; This episode covers his upbringing, how met when he moved to Los Angeles, landed his role on MTV's Ridiculousness and his plans for his new show in the near future.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 25, 2017
#72 - Pia Arrobio: LPA The Label
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Pia Arrobio, founder &amp; creative director of the Los Angeles based clothing brand LPA the Label, sits down to talk about her childhood and experience in the clothing industry.&nbsp; Pia grew up in Pasadena, California, moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design while working as a waitress, taking internships &amp; went on to become a designer at Reformation.&nbsp; She discusses her trip to Spain &amp; opportunity to work for Zara, her meeting with Revolve and how LPA came about.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 18, 2017
#71 - Eric Barker: Author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree
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Eric Barker, author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree came by this week to discuss his book.&nbsp; Eric talks about the right and wrong ideas on what makes people successful, to have self confidence, do quitters never win, its not what you know but who you know.&nbsp; He does a really good job explaining the research behind each topic and delivering the correct information on what would be the right path for YOU.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 11, 2017
#70 - Jeff Kearl: Stance Socks
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Jeff Kearl started his own internet company at a young age and thought he had it all figured out.&nbsp; After his company failed he joined a venture capital fund which led him to become the Director of Strategy and New Ventures of Hewlett Packard.&nbsp; Jeff was also on the board of advisors for Skull Candy headphones and played a big role in taking the company public.&nbsp; Jeff is now currently the CEO and Chairman of Stance which is the official sock of the MLB, NBA &amp; NFL.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 04, 2017
#69 - Daymond John: FUBU/Shark Tank
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Growing up in Hollis, Queens, Daymond John gravitated towards break dancing, fashion and the hip-hop culture. At the age of 23 he created the massive apparel brand known as FUBU, which generated over $350 million in sales. We discuss his transition from FUBU to his role as an investor on Shark Tank and his secrets to success.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 27, 2017
#68 - Ryan Holiday: Perennial Seller
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On Episode 68 of Short Story Long I went down to San Diego to meet up with Ryan Holiday and talk about his new book Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work That Lasts. We cover the creative process of coming up with an idea, how you go about launching that product and the marketing behind it to ensure it holds value for longevity.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 20, 2017
#67 - Adam22: No Jumper
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On Episode 67 of Short Story Long I sit down with a highly requested guest who you know as the creator of No Jumper, OnSomeShit &amp; The Come Up, Adam Grandmaison aka Adam22.&nbsp; Adam &amp; I talk about his childhood, the heavy influence BMX had on his life as a teen and the move to New York that started everything.&nbsp; He has created a very authentic media platform by doing everything organically and 100% the way that he wants.&nbsp; You can find him on Instagram @Adam22 &amp; @No Jumper as well as on YouTube.com/NoJumper<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 13, 2017
#66 - Jake Kassan & Kramer LaPlante : MVMT
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This week on Episode 66 I sit down with young entrepreneurs Jake Kassan and Kramer LaPlante who are the founders of MVMT. They met each other in college and worked together doing valet eventually dropping out and starting the watch company MVMT.&nbsp; Now at the age of 26, they’ve brought in over $80 million of revenue and really creating a lifestyle brand for everyone to enjoy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 06, 2017
#65 - Kevion Stirdivant: Personal Development & Goal Setting
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I brought back Kevion Stirdivant to talk more about personal development &amp; to really give an insight on the knowledge you can learn by having a life coach.&nbsp; After our first podcast Kevion and I started talking about my life and things I would like guidance on which led to calls with him to help better develop myself.&nbsp; I thought it would be a good idea to give you guys some of the tips/tools on what can possibly help you w/ your own personal development that I've applied to my life now and for the future.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2017
#64 - Rich Amundson: Shades Club/Dicks Cottons
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This week on Short Story Long I sit down with founder of Shades Club &amp; Dicks Cottons, Rich Amundson. Rich worked a normal 9 to 5 after college for about a year in Arizona and decided to pack up and move to New York to become a real estate agent. While in real estate he needed sunglasses for a sailing trip to Croatia which ultimately led to the creation of his company.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 16, 2017
#63 - Roslynn Cobarrubias: TV Host/Producer & Marketing Executive
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Roslynn Cobarrubias who is the co-founder of mydiveo and former senior director of artist relations/integrated marketing director at Myspace. She always wanted to be a television host &amp; in college was told she was too short and should be a radio host. She left her university and attended community college and later became NARIP Director of Marketing. Listen in on Roslynn's journey &amp; how she has created the largest network of video profiles across the world. @roslynnc &amp; @mydiveo on Instagram<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2017
#62 - Tom Bilyeu: Quest Nutrition/ Impact Theory
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I have my first guest with a company valued over a billion dollars, Tom Bilyeu of Quest Nutrition &amp; Impact Theory. Tom admits that he was going down a losing path while working at a tech company for 8 1/2 years. Focused on ending metabolic disease, Tom and his two partners founded Quest Nutrition. Tom talks about scaling, brain chemistry &amp; what his main goal in life is.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 02, 2017
#61 - Gerard Adams: The Millennial Mentor
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This week on Short Story Long I sit down with Gerard Adams also known as The Millennial Mentor who is an entrepreneur, Philanthropist and co-founder of Elite Daily. Gerard is very passionate about helping and inspiring other millennials to fulfill their dreams. He created FOWNDERS which is a business providing free workspaces and aiding financial startups. Mentorship plays a big part of Gerard's life which he provides through FOWNDERS, his video series Leaders Create Leaders and personalized mentorship.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2017
#60 - Kyrie Irving: NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
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On Episode 60 of Short Story Long we have a very special guest, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyrie and I talk about his childhood from tossing out his basketball trophies and getting hurt skateboarding to high school and his days at Duke University. Kyrie breaks down the night he went number 1 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, Rookie of the Year, contract extension and playing with Lebron James.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 19, 2017
#59 - Jeron Smith: CMO of Stephen Curry 30 Enterprises
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I'm sitting down with Jeron Smith who is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of Stephen Curry 30 Enterprises. Jeron grew up in Chino, California just outside of Los Angeles where he loved playing basketball. He attended UCLA and was a walk-on to UCLA's basketball program. He later transferred to Howard University which is where he landed his first internship at Nike. Listen in on how he started working for Nike/Jordan Brand, worked with President Obama and now as CMO of Stephen Curry 30 Enterprises.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2017
#58 - DJ Vice: DJ & Entrepreneur
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This week I sit down with my good friend &amp; Los Angeles local, DJ Vice. DJ Vice grew up in Eagle Rock, California and loved music at an early age. Vice explains in this episode that his love for music led to countless hours of practice and saving money as a kid to do what he loves. From Power 106 to the influence legendary DJ AM had on his career and life, CRSVR &amp; his Vegas residency<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 05, 2017
#57 - Mike Smith: Founder/Entrepreneur/Hustler
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In this week's episode, I sit down with motivational speaker and brand consultant Mike Smith. Mike grew up in a small town in Nebraska feeling like an outsider because of his interests and appearance. He's never been an ordinary kid and his love for helping others has shaped him into the man he is now. He's gone on to founding THE BAY, a non-profit skatepark in Nebraska as well traveling across the US inspiring and speaking with the youth.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 28, 2017
#56 - Rory Kramer: Videographer and Life Liver
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Rory grew up in Indiana filming his crazy stunts and documenting his life at the lake. As a teen, Rory picked up his first camera and fell in love with being able to capture moments of his life and playing it back for his family and friends. He's shot videos and toured with artists such as Krewella, Martin Garix, Avicii, The Chainsmokers &amp; Justin Bieber. Rory now has a show with MTV that will be releasing in the fall of 2017<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 21, 2017
#55 - Affion Crockett: Actor, Comedian, Producer
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This week I have my good friend, who you may recognize from things like The Wedding Ringer, HBO's Def Comedy Jam &amp; Wild 'N Out, Affion Crockett. Within a year of doing comedy, Affion attended tryouts for Def Comedy Jam and landed the job. Listen in on how he ended up working with his idols like Bernie Mac &amp; Martin Lawerence and what you can be expecting from him now.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 14, 2017
#54 - Listener Calls with Kevion Stirdivant
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On Episode 54 we brought back Kevion Stirdivant who has the highest downloads of any episode on the show. Our conversation was so amazing that we decided to answer some listener questions and we had some really good feedback. Listen to this as we answer some questions and give advice!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 09, 2017
#53 - Jason Markk: Premium Shoe Care Products
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This week I sat down and interviewed Jason Markk, creator of Jason Markk the premium shoe care brand. Jason always held a job that never seemed to pay as much as DJing but he knew he had to keep both. Still having ideas and love for sneakers he realized the void in the shoe cleaning market &amp; decided to create his own product. Listen in to Jason as he explains his journey to the now very successful brand and his expansion to sales all over the world.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 07, 2017
#52 - Listener Calls with Dee Murthy
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On Episode 52 I decided to do our second listener call-in and this time it's featuring my business partner Dee Murthy. Dee was on the second episode of Short Story Long and I thought it would be a great idea to bring him back and take some calls.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 02, 2017
#51 - Lewis Howes: The School of Greatness
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On Episode 51 I had the pleasure of speaking with entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author and host of talk show The School of Greatness podcast Lewis Howes. We talk about what inspires us and what we really want to do to give back to the world. Lewis and I both talk about our history of doing things specifically just to prove people wrong and how we've shifted this mindset to doing something positive not only for us but for others.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 24, 2017
#50 - Kevion Stirdivant: KASE Real Estate
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This week on Episode 50 of Short Story Long I sit down with real estate mogul Keven Stirdivant. Keven Stirdivant also known as Kevion grew up in California with his mother and father. Listen in as Kevion takes you through the ups and downs of his life and how he's turned his real estate business into a positive, motivating environment for his agents as well as his life long clients.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 17, 2017
#49 - CHRISTOPHER "BIG BLACK" BOYKIN
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On this episode I have a very special guest who you all may know from Rob &amp; Big and Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, my good friend Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. Spending 3 years in Guam and being a chef in the Navy he moved to San Diego &amp; started his own security/limo business where he doubled as security and driver. Around this time he was picked to become Rob Dyrdek's security for the DC Skateboarding Video in which he formed his bond that everyone knows from MTV's Rob &amp; Big.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 10, 2017
#48 - Randall Pich: Live Fit. Apparel (LVFT)
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On Episode 48 I sit down with Long Beach native and owner of Live Fit. Apparel, Randall Pich. His childhood was anything but easy, often being left with a few dollars and food stamps from his mom making the most of what they had. Growing up he dabbled with screen printing and making merch for bands that he was in which later would come full circle to the direction he moved in for his career. Randall would start creating shirts for his clients which birthed what is now known as LiveFit. Apparel today.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 03, 2017
#47 - Michael Mente: REVOLVE
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I had the chance to sit down and talk to the founder of the enormously successful online retailer of REVOLVE, Michael Mente. After college he started a company with his business partner where he learned the ropes of online marketing which led to the start of Revolve Clothing, now known as REVOLVE. Michael and his partner have turned their online business into a massive online retailer and have created 13 successful brands all of which you have probably seen on the hottest influencers and celebrities.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 26, 2017
#46 - Robert Nand & Joe Huff: Grand Voyage & LSTN Sound
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This week I sit down with my friends Robert Nand of Grand Voyage &amp; Joe Huff of LSTN Sound. Robert Nand created the 50 million dollar brand Creative Recreation. Robert started out working at Vans and went on to create Creative Recreation. It definitely wasn't easy doing this but the journey has shaped Robert into the business man he is today and the direction he's gone developing his latest business Grand Voyage.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 12, 2017
#45 - J Kash: Songwriter
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This week I sit down with my extremely talented friend who's records have been all over the radio J Kash (Jacob Kasher Hindlin). J Kash is a song writer from Virgina Beach. He will admit that his first big thing was writing "We R Who We R" for Kesha. Since then he has had massive hits like Maroon 5's "Cold", Jason Derulo's "Swalla" and working with other artists like Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, Jennifer Lopez &amp; Nicki Minaj.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Apr 05, 2017
#44 - Nick Swardson: Actor/Comedian
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Nick Swardson, who you may know from movies like Grandma's Boy, Malibu's Most Wanted, the tv show Reno 911!:Miami, &amp; his comedy special Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. Nick is a comedian/actor/screenwriter &amp; producer who grew up in Minnesota and attended St. Paul Central High. Listen in on Nick's story from his childhood in which he struggled with drugs &amp; alcohol to turning his life around and turning to stand up comedy.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 29, 2017
#43 - Phil Krim: Co-Founder/CEO of Casper
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I had the chance to sit down with serial entrepreneur &amp; Co-Founder/CEO of Casper, Phillip Krim. Phil grew up in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas. After he graduated, Phil moved to New York where he started VolcalizeLocal which aids local businesses in marketing tools such as customer reviews and mobilization. As he was at a coworking space he met his business partners and started an e-commerce based mattress company known as Casper.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 22, 2017
#42 - Liz Hernandez: Television/Radio Personality
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On Episode 42 I have my good friend Liz Hernandez, whom you may know from Big Boy's Neighborhood and Access Hollywood. While in college she started interning at a radio station. Liz was told she would never make it in radio which motivated her and not long after she landed a job with Power 106 co-hosting on Big Boy's Neighborhood. From MY FM and E!, listen in on Liz' journey to her career in radio broadcasting and television now working with Access Hollywood.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 15, 2017
#41 - Rob Gough: Entrepreneur/Investor
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This week I sit down with my friend Rob Gough who is an investor and entrepreneur. Rob attended Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and graduated in 2007. His freshman year of college Rob battled with his health which we will discuss in the podcast. He's responsible for growing Finish Line's online marketing programs from $300k to $30 million. Episode 41 talks about Rob's personal life and his businesses but also shows how great and positive he is from the battles he has endured.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 08, 2017
#40 - Listener Calls with Sneaker Steve
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On Episode 40 I decided to do something a little different and invite my friend Sneaker Steve back on the show to do some listener call-in questions. We had a great episode last week with Steve and I had been talking to him about doing something like this.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Mar 01, 2017
#39 - Sneaker Steve: Android Homme/Entrepreneur
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Episode 39 I have my friend Steve Patiño aka Sneaker Steve whom I've known for the past 10 years or so. Steve grew up in Queens, New York where he was always up on the latest style from his clothing to his shoes. Steve would ditch school which led to graduating late from high school but something clicked when he attended college. He became a 4.0 student and transferred to an Ivy League school. Later he started consulting at DC Shoes, started businesses working with Lamar Odom and now at Android Homme.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 22, 2017
#38 - Caron Butler: NBA Player/Author
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This week I have one of the NBA's most respected veterans and author Caron Butler. At the age of 11 he became a drug dealer and was arrested 15 times. Turning to the bible and god, he saw the basketball court at his detention center as a sign and started taking the game seriously. Drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002, Caron has had an incredible career with stories to go along with it. In 2015, he released Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 15, 2017
#37 - Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
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On this episode I have a very special guest who you all may know from Rob &amp; Big and Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, my good friend Christopher "Big Black" Boykin. Spending 3 years in Guam and being a chef in the Navy he moved to San Diego &amp; started his own security/limo business where he doubled as security and driver. Around this time he was picked to become Rob Dyrdek's security for the DC Skateboarding Video in which he formed his bond that everyone knows from MTV's Rob &amp; Big.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 08, 2017
#36 - Matt Iseman: TV Host
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In Episode 36 I sat down with comedian/tv host Matt Iseman who you may know from the show American Ninja Warrior. Matt grew up the son of a doctor &amp; stay at home mom who loved sports. He received his B.S. at Princeton and M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He took some time off and moved to California and took his shot at being a comedian. He immediately knew this is what he wanted and starting working with the improv troupe The Groundlings.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Feb 01, 2017
#35 - DJ Skee: DJ/Producer/TV Host
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Episode 35 I sit down with world famous dj/producer/tv host/entrepreneur DJ Skee. Skee grew up in Minnesota, at the age of 15 started DJing. He landed a job with Sony/Loud Records and moved out to California. As Steve Rifkind was handling the music side of the business, Skee took over marketing &amp; was responsible for the exposure of the T-Mobile Sidekick within the music industry. After leaving Loud he produced 300 Bars by The Game. Mark Cuban dubbed him the "Oprah of Music"<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 25, 2017
#34 - Todd Tourso: Beyonce's Creative Director
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Today's episode of Short Story Long is with my good friend Todd Tourso who is the creative director for Beyoncé. After high school he started taking graphic design &amp; went to college at ArtCenter College of Design, in Pasadena. Creator of Plain Gravy which you may be familiar with from the t-shirt "PHARRELL CAN'T SKATE" which also got the attention from Pharrell. He's been an art director for Warner Bros Records, creative director at Flaunt Magazine &amp; also worked with Lady Gaga for a few years.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 18, 2017
#33 - Christian Guzman: Alphalete Clothing
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This week I had the chance to talk with a young entrepreneur who has an incredible following from his Youtube Vlogs and his athletic apparel brand Alphalete, Christian Guzman. At 23, Christian has already accomplished an incredible amount of success which started from online personal training and documenting his journey on Youtube.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 11, 2017
#32 - Ryan Holiday: Author
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I was fortunate enough to have one of my favorite authors Ryan Holiday sit down with me via Skype. Ryan is the author of books Trust Me I'm Lying, The Obstacle is the Way &amp; Ego is the Enemy. He is also a media stategist, marketer &amp; entrepreneur. Ryan attended the University of Riverside for 2 years before dropping out &amp; taking an internship for writing. Taking the knowledge and guidance from both of his mentors Ryan took a job with American Apparel and was soon named marketing director of the brand.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jan 04, 2017
#31 - Aaron Levant: ComplexCon & Agenda Trade Show
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This week I sit down with the creator of Agenda Trade Show as well as co-creator of ComplexCon Aaron Levant. Aaron was kicked out of high school and sent to boarding schools where he ran away in a taxi and convinced his mom to allow him back home. For the last 14 years, Aaron has shaped the way businesses have competed and showcased their product. Aaron's success has allowed him to partner with mogul Marc Ecko to create a new form of branding and entertainment called ComplexCon.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 28, 2016
#30 - Omar Benson Miller: Actor/Podcaster
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Episode 30 is with my good friend Omar Benson Miller who you may recognize from things like 8 Mile, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and HBO's Ballers. Omar grew up in Los Angeles and went to college at San Jose State University. Starting in Drama class Omar discovered that he could make money and get paid from acting. In 2002 he starred in Eminem's movie 8 Mile. Since then he's been on major shows like CSI: Miami &amp; HBO's Ballers. Check out his podcast with his brother Terry called O-Zone.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 21, 2016
#29 - Andy Nguyen: AFTERS ice cream
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This week I'm here with Andy Nguyen, co-founder of AFTERS Ice Cream and many other restaurants based out of Orange County, CA. Wanting the able to express his interests and have his own ideas Andy decided he would partner up and create the streetwear brand IMKING. During that 7 year period and traveling a lot, he took an interest in the food industry. In 2014, Andy &amp; his partner Scott created AFTERS Ice Cream which has been highly successful with 9 locations and counting.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 14, 2016
#28 - Chris Ngo: The Leverage
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On Episode 28 of Short Story Long I sit down with one of the owners of The Leverage Chris Ngo. Attending a tradeshow in Las Vegas, Chris made his first sale and started his career change. Working as a sales director for multiple brands throughout the years he decided to start his own sales agency. Knowing the possibility of contracts ending Chris created his first of many brands, Embellish NYC Denim.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Dec 07, 2016
#27 - Jeff Tremaine: Creator of Jackass
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This episode of Short Story Long is with my friend, director/producer/writer and creator of Jackass, Jeff Tremaine. Jeffs creator and executive producer credits stretch beyond just Jackass and into other hit shows like Wild Boyz, Rob &amp; Big, Nitro Circus, Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and The Dudesons in America. Jackass: The Movie, Jackass Number Two, Jackass 3D and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa are all directed and produced by Jeff and have all hit #1 in the country.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 16, 2016
#26 - Nick Diamond: Diamond Supply co.
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This week I sit down with Diamond Supply Co owner, Nick Diamond. Nick started small by handing out clothes to his close friends and eventually grew his brand to the point of selling in stores like Supreme, Zumiez and Pac Sun and collaborating massive artists like Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, and Currency. Nick truly has a rags to riches story and its one that you don't want to miss.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Nov 09, 2016
#25 - shelby and sandy: Artist & Brother duo
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This week I sit down with my talented friends Shelby and Sandy. These two have an incredible bond that only brothers share and it shows in their work and daily lives. Shelby went to USC for political science &amp; later worked for Rob Dyrdek's manager. Realizing that being an assistant wasn't for him, Shelby quit to start a career with his brother Sandy. Doing pieces for celebrities like Drake, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Zac Efron, Rachel Zoe, Nipsey Hussle, Karrueche Tran, Sean Kingston, and Kid Ink.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 26, 2016
#24 - Alvin Cailan: Chef/Entrepreneur
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On Episode 24 I have co-founder/executive chef of the highly successful restaurant Eggslut, Alvin Cailan. After dabbling in the streetwear scene Alvin moved to Oregon telling no one but his brother. Learning Farm-to-Table Alvin worked for free and juggled jobs to become a great chef and perfect his craft. With passion and great drive he took his experiences and created his own restaurant Eggslut. Years later Alvin now owns multiple businesses and has had amazing success.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 19, 2016
#23 - Liane V: Entertainer/Influencer
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This week I sit down with Liane V. Liane grew up in Modesto, California and moved to Los Angeles immediately after graduating high school. Working odd jobs Liane always had a vision of being a singer and entertainer. With rapid success Liane became one of the biggest names on Vine and Musical.ly which opened up opportunities to work with celebrities like Kevin Hart and Justin Bieber as well as major companies like Starbucks and McDonald's.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 12, 2016
#22 - Anthony Saleh: Manager of Future & Nas
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This week I sit with my friend Anthony Saleh. Anthony talks about his extremely humble childhood in California &amp; the skills that it taught him. Managing artists like Nas &amp; Future and starting a VC fund with guidance from mentors like Ben Horowitz, Anthony has always found a way to succeed by having a strategy and being tactical. Always learning, listening and being respectful Anthony has used his solid foundation to accomplish an amazing amount at only 30 years old, making the Forbes 30 under 30 list 2015.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Oct 05, 2016
#21 - Joe Huff: LSTN Headphones
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On Episode 21 I sit down with my friend Joe Huff. As a teen Joe struggled with drugs but turned his life around working tough jobs. Starting his own companies to working with charities, Joe now owns Lstn which is a for-purpose company that has partnered with Starkey Hearing Foundation to help provide hearing aids for every purchase. Listen in as this is a great episode for learning how you can plan and balance your life to succeed.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 21, 2016
#20 - Shep Gordon: The Legend!
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This week I sit down with the legendary Shep Gordon. Starting off in the music industry as Alice Cooper's manager, Shep had the gift to make people famous. Not only did he help create Alice Cooper but also had huge clients such as Luther Vandross, Blondie, Janis Joplin, Anne Murray, Teddy Pendergrass and even Pink Floyd. Everything from fabricating genius PR stunts to creating the concept for the celebrity chef.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 14, 2016
#19 - Me
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This week I sit down with Anoush Moin and Joe Rausch from the 'Mama, We Made It!' podcast to flip the normal routine &amp; talk about life growing up in Akron, Ohio to where I'm at now. Stories I haven't told working for Rob Dyrdek to being on Rob &amp; Big, Fantasy Factory and creating Young &amp; Reckless and now this podcast. Listen as we discuss a lot of my stories &amp; inspirations that led me to want to tell these stories and share these conversations with other young successful entrepreneurs &amp; entertainers.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Sep 08, 2016
#18 - Mike Stud: Rapper
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This week on Episode 18 of Short Story Long I sit down with recording artist Mike Stud. Star baseball player in high school, Mike earns a scholarship to Duke University and set a school record in pitching. Coming off an amazing year, Mike needed elbow surgery and decided to rap on his downtime which led to his career in hip hop. Listen in on his journey and where it's taken him.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 30, 2016
#17 - Rob Dyrdek (Pt. 2)
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On Episode 17 we continue the interview with Rob Dyrdek. In Part 2, Rob talks about planning and preparation to the principals of his life. Implementing the importance of how a business actually works and managing that business, Rob gives insight on what he'd like to tell his 20 year old self and things he'd change.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 25, 2016
#16 - Rob Dyrdek: Entrepreneur/Pro Skateboarder/TV Personality
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This week on episode 16 I sit down with my cousin &amp; mentor Rob Dyrdek. If you're not familiar, Rob is a professional skateboarder/entrepreneur/pop-culture personality that can turn his ideas into reality. In Part 1, Rob gives insight to "sustainable long term success" and how that has become embedded into his life. From childhood soccer to cold calling skateshops, Rob explains how he started skating and what it took to become pro.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 17, 2016
#15 - Ruben Fleischer: Director/Producer
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This week I sit down with my good friend Ruben Fleischer. Originally from Washington D.C., Ruben moved to San Francisco doing odd jobs like learning HTML programming, being a bus boy &amp; eventually moving to LA. After landing some PA jobs and falling in love with film, he spent all of his cash on a VX1000 camcorder and just went for it... Ruben has gone on to produce a handful of successful commercials, tv shows &amp; movies like Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less &amp; Gangster Squad.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 09, 2016
#14 - Bobby Hundreds: The Hundreds
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On episode 14 I sit down with Chief Creative Officer &amp; Co-Founder of The Hundreds, Bobby Hundreds. Bobby talks about his childhood growing up in Riverside, CA, his love for art, and law school where he'd meet his business partner in The Hundreds. Following the advice of his mentor, Bobby leaves law behind to share his vision through clothing. We talk about everything from early days of him blogging to the current state of streetwear and where he sees it going in the future.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Aug 03, 2016
#13 - Jo Koy: Comedian/Podcaster
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On today's episode of Short Story Long I have my friend, comedian, and fellow podcaster, Jo Koy. Jo has amazing stories that really gives you insight on how to become successful by trusting in the process and being persistent. Through hard work and trial &amp; error, Jo takes us through his life from his first applause break at a coffee house to Showtime At the Apollo and now his own comedy specials.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 26, 2016
#12 - Futuristic & Jerry Purpdrank
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This week I sit down with Indie Hip-Hop artist Futuristic and Vine star Jerry Purpdrank. Futuristic started rapping at the age of 6 and has been hustling ever since. Futuristic chats with us about everything from recording raps with his brother as a child to booking his own tours and moving to LA. Boston native &amp; social media star "Jerry Purpdrank" gives us his story on how he became one of the biggest names on Vine and his progression into other platforms.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 20, 2016
#11 - Shane Nickerson: SuperJacket Productions
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This week I sit down with executive producer Shane Nickerson. He’s produced the shows I’ve been on (e.g. Rob and Big, Fantasy Factory) as well as “Crashletes”. Shane shares his insight on his move to LA as a struggling actor and his transition from actor to story editor to finally executive producer.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 12, 2016
#10 - BJ the Chicago Kid: Singer
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Growing up in Southside of Chicago, Illinois, BJ has seen it all and paid his dues. From witnessing a family member get robbed to breaking into the industry as a gospel backup singer. As he gets ready to headline his own world-wide tour BJ stops by the showroom where we talk about our current societal issues and dive into his journey as an artist.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jul 05, 2016
#9 - Brendan Schaub: The Fighter & The Kid
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This week I chat with "Fighter and the Kid" podcaster Brendan Schaub. Brendan talks about his younger years playing sports, fighting in the UFC and appearing on The Ultimate Fighter on Spike and how he left all of that behind to follow his dream of a successful career in entertainment. Brendan now co hosts his hugely successful podcast, does live shows around the country and has a TV show in partnership with Fox.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 28, 2016
#8 - Andrew Santino & Nick Kreiss: Comedian/Writers
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This week I talk to Andrew Santino &amp; Nick Kreiss. Andrew is an comedian/actor and Nick is a writer/director/producer. The two of them just sold their first movie to Sony with Nick directing and with Andrew as the star. I first met them on the set of “Punk’d” about 6 years ago and since then they have made incredible progress in their careers. In this episode we get into everything from Andrew's college days thinking he would become a superstar rapper to their rise to success while remaining sane and h<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 18, 2016
#7 - Matt Rife: Comedian
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This week Matt Rife joins us. Originally from my home state of Ohio, Matt started doing standup at 15. Fast forward 5 years later and he’s now on MTV's Wild ’n Out, and doing stand up around the country. Listen as we discuss what its been like for Matt moving to Los Angeles and chasing his dreams in the Hollywood.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 12, 2016
#6 - Paul "P-Rod" Rodriguez: Pro Skateboarder/Entrepreneur
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This week I sit with Paul “P-Rod” Rodriguez. Growing up in Simi Valley, Paul became a pro skateboarder at the age of 16. Arguably one of the greatest skaters ever and also one of the most business savvy. Paul has founded/invested in Primitive Skateboards, Saint Archer Brewery and multiple other businesses. Listen to us chat about how he’s done what he’s done and his plans for all things skateboarding and business moving forward.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
Jun 05, 2016
#5 - Brian Atlas: Street League Skateboarding
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In episode 5 I sit down with a good friend of mine Brian Atlas. Originally from New Jersey, Brian moved to LA graduated from USC and became the president and co-founder of Street League Skateboarding.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 29, 2016
#4 - Kanya Sesser: Inspiring Human Being!
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"Live Your Life" This week I sit down with my friend Kanya Sesser. Born with no legs in Thailand and found on the steps of a buddhist temple, Kanya gives us insight on how she lives her life without limitations.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 22, 2016
#3 - Eric DLux: DJ/Music Producer
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On this episode I sit down with longtime friend DJ/Producer, Eric Dlux. We cover everything from Eric being initially inspired by a DJ at a backyard party in his hometown of Carson, CA to working at Power 106 and producing hit records like “Shots” with LMFAO.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 15, 2016
#2 - Dee Murthy: Young & Reckless/Five Four Clothing
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In Episode 2 I sit down with my good friend, business partner, and FiveFour co-founder, Dee Murthy. Dee is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and executive in several successful fashion and celebrity focused ventures. Get an inside look on trials and tribulations to starting your own brand.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 08, 2016
#1 - A talk with Rod Kurtz
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Welcome to ‘Short Story Long’ - In this first episode I sit down with friend and journalist Rod Kurtz and dive into the age old debate, are entrepreneurs born or made? Rod, a media consultant for a variety of brands, organizations and startups breaks it down and explains.<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>
May 07, 2016