Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Steven Pressfield has been on the James Altucher podcast multiple times. After reading Pressfield's new book, Govt Cheese, and catching his most recent appearance discussing the book with Altucher, I want to give a plug for these two recent accomplishments and revisiting older episodes.  Pressfield’s already an inspiration to a lot of us. But hearing … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Pressfield And Altucher (Writing For A Living)

Why So Many Creatives Have a Background In Advertising (Pressfield)

Steven Pressfield told James Altucher: Advertising teaches you nobody wants to read your shit so you better make it immediately compelling.  He continues (paraphrased): The other thing it teaches you is how to edit. The space has constraints you need to fit in. A 60-second ad goes by FAST.  People romanticize creativity as being willing … Continue reading Why So Many Creatives Have a Background In Advertising (Pressfield)

Podcast Of The Week: Zeihan With Rogan

Zeihan is getting more famous than ever. Who else is going to make the intersections between geography and geopolitics cool?  While I may not be able to tell everyone to read at least the first handful of chapters from The Accidental Superpower, I’m hoping some of you will check out Zeihan’s brain getting the Rogan … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Zeihan With Rogan

Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

I was pretty moved by getting a bunch of messages from people over sharing a GZA reference the other day. It reminded me of this old StarTalk podcast episode where Neil DeGrasse Tyson talks to GZA.  It’s delightfully nerdy. With plenty of Wu, and the always amusing commentary of Tyson, Chuck Nice’s comedic angle, and … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: GZA Dropping (Star) Science

Podcast Of The Week: Rocky Horror Comfort

I managed to move and get COVID in December - so the podcast time and brain power was pretty lacking. On the times I did throw a podcast on, I found myself reaching for my comfort categories.  An old favorite feed to check in on is Stuff You Should Know.  SYSK did a Rocky Horror … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Rocky Horror Comfort

Podcast Of The Week: Rick Rubin on Cash’s “Hurt”

My buddy Adam K. sent me this clip from Lex Fridman discussing Johnny Cash’s rendition of “Hurt” with Rick Rubin.  They discuss how the lyrics, originally written by a 20-something, are sad but a bit redemptive.  The same poem, when sung by a 70ish-year-old, feels devastating.  It’s an incredible piece of perspective art. Listen to … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Rick Rubin on Cash’s “Hurt”

Podcast Of The Week: Dr. Marcia Reynolds On Coaching, Culture, And Crossroads

Dr. Marci Reynolds was the 5th global president of the International Coach Federation and currently is a director on the board. She bleeds coaching. Listen to her in this conversation with Michael Bungay Stanier talk about how she ended up on her journey, and what she still is working on getting better at. I'm inspired. … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Dr. Marcia Reynolds On Coaching, Culture, And Crossroads

Podcast Of The Week: Darius Rucker On QLS

The last thing I think about when I think about Darius Rucker is what an outcast he is/was.  But this guy faced and overcame some serious adversity, at levels I hadn’t ever really fully considered.  Take the perspective shift pill (unless you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about his career arc already, in which … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Darius Rucker On QLS

Podcast Of The Week: Tales From The Crypto [FTX Podcast Collection]

Somebody else made a “Tales from the Crypto” joke already I’m sure, but I thought of it now and I’m running with it damnit.  With the FTX bankruptcy and crypto ponzi blowups making headlines all around us, I’ve been fascinated by just what happened, who got sucked in (and how), and how the world is … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Tales From The Crypto [FTX Podcast Collection]