EP#36 CHRIS NICHOLS(CHAOS GROUP) – MAKING BIG CAREER CHANGES

Christopher Nichols is one of the most inspiring, smart and creative people in the CGI industry right now. From working with leading studios on The Day After Tomorrow, I Robot, Stealth, Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, Maleficent and The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo to photo real cars and photo real humans and now going into new art and technology adventures.

Chris is the Director of Chaos Group, the developers of V-Ray as one of the main people behind Chaos Group Labs. He has been involved with many high profile projects while pushing art and tech in new directions.

His career journey is very interesting, it’s the reason why I had to bring him on the podcast since I have been following him for a long time throughout my career and I have learnt so much from him. One of the main things being changing careers. He is never stuck, always reinventing himself and doing fun things while still putting out great work.

 

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Below are the links mentioned in this podcast:
Chris’s Podcast– https://labs.chaosgroup.com/index.php/category/cg-garage-podcast/page/4/
Chris’s short film– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9rgG2vPAvQ
Chaos group – https://www.chaosgroup.com/
Vray reel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqB9KJsbIlU
Chris’s imdb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1436759/

 

EP#35 PAUL SNODGRASS – COMEDY, ACTING & AWESOMENESS

Paul Snodgrass (@Snoddie) is an actor and comedian based in Cape town. He has worked on several movie projects including Black Sails, The Odyssey and Dominion. He is also popular for “I’m so lonely” , one of his stand-up end bits.

He started his career at the fresh faces section of the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival. He is best known for his work on eTV’s “That Sport Show” and for his work as reporter and producer for eTV Sports News. He has also successfully performed for many corporate clients and he has quickly made a name for himself as a multi-talented stand-up comedian and MC for many SA rock bands.

In this episode we went all over the place with our topics but in summary we covered:
-History of comedy in South Africa
-How he writes comedy and perform on stage
-What to do when you bomb.
-Paul holds a degree in history, this led to a political conversation.


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Links to some of Paul’s work:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4701872/

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EP#33 DR. JONATHAN FARLEY – USING MATHS TO WIPE OUT TERRORISTS

This is a part 2 of my conversation with Dr Jonathan Farley. If you haven’t listened to the first one yet, below is a short bio of the Dr.Farley.

Dr. Jonathan David Farley is a well recognized mathematician, traveler, entrepreneur among other things. He has been a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Harvard University, and a Visiting Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In this episode, we talk about Math and his professional career. Below is a list of some of the topics we covered:
-His childhood
-When he became interested in Math
-Can anyone learn Math?
-How he applies Math in other areas
-How he would use Math to eliminate ISIS
-How he helps students to get straight A’s
-His thoughts on the current education system
-How math should be taught in schools
-His definition of “smart”
-And all the questions from listeners.

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Links to books and articles mentioned:

Facebook page for How to get straight A’s https://www.facebook.com/Ivyish/

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/apr/12/black-mathematicians-john-derbyshire-fields-medal

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EP#32 CARISSA CUPIDO – THE HUSTLE NEVER SLEEPS

Widely known as a radio and Tv presenter on Goodhope FM and TLC. Carissa is also a part time actor and vlogger. She recently won the TLC Next Great Presenter competition 2016. She is very driven and energetic which you’ll be able to tell just by listening to this Podcast.

A summary the topics we covered in this episode:
-Her story and childhood
-Her breakthrough into the industry
-Her education
-Transformation from radio to tv presenting
-The road to becoming TLC’s Next Great Presenter 2016
– London trip
-Tips and advice for aspiring presenter
-She also answered the Peter Thiel question

Carissa on instagram: carissacupido

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Carissa’s video on youtube:

Other Podcasts with Rad below:
Couchsurfing episode
Careers choices episode

 

The Rob stewart story I mentioned
https://www.outsideonline.com/2154621/rob-stewart-obituary

 

 

EP#30 DR. JONATHAN FARLEY – UNCONVENTIONAL THINKING.

SHOWNOTES:
Dr.Jonathan David Farley received his D.Phil. in mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1995, after winning Oxford’s highest mathematics awards, the Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize, in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1991, with an A.B. in mathematics. He had the second-highest grade-point-average in his graduating class. He has also had visiting appointments at the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, and he has been a Science Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Dr. Farley is one of only four Americans to win a 2001-2002 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award to the United Kingdom. He is the 2004 recipient of the Harvard Foundation’s Distinguished Scientist Award, given on behalf of the president of Harvard University for “outstanding achievements and contributions in the field of mathematics.” Seed Magazine named him one of “15 people who have shaped the global conversation about science in 2005.”

Professor J. Farley also co-founded Hollywood Math and Science Film Consulting where they’ve worked on several tv shows including Elementary, Numbers and Flatland(consulted for a film with Kristen Bell and Martin Sheen).

Jonathan thinks very differently, in fact his thoughts are usually unconventional. My impression was to talk about math as you might’ve thought but we talked about life. Specifically about politics, dating, places among other things.

Below are few points I picked up from Jon which stood out for me in our conversation:
-Obama is a war criminal. He should be charged for murder.
-Marriage isn’t worth it for men, it’s actually a mistake.
-Alimony should be eliminated.
-Feminism is harming women.
-The skills required to be a successful politician are not the same skills that are required to run a state successfully, that’s the problem.

 

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We also did a part 2 where we talked about other subjects we didn’t cover on this one like his mathematical formula to eliminate ISIS/terror, his childhood, academia and more. All you need is to subscribe to stay updated with new podcasts.

All the videos, links, articles and other statistics mentioned in this podcast below:

Dr Farley’s Essence Magazine essay on how women prefer players to nice guys – “Players and Professors: A Nice Guy Steps up” »   cover page one page two

Maureen McGrath Tedtalk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVgzOyHVcj4

“Girls Just Wanna Not Run: The Gender Gap in Young Americans’ Political Ambition”
American University
https://www.american.edu/spa/wpi/upload/Girls-Just-Wanna-Not-Run_Policy-Report.pdf

” it is estimated that anywhere between fifteen and twenty percent of marriages are sexless.”
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/office-diaries/201203/sexless-marriage-is-surprisingly-common

“75 Percent of Women Say They Won’t Date Unemployed Men”
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/2753-dating-unemployed-men-women.html

“84% of working women told ForbesWoman and TheBump that staying home to raise children is a financial luxury they aspire to.”
Forbes Magazine
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/09/12/is-opting-out-the-new-american-dream-for-working-women/

“in 1987, only 18 percent of women were breadwinners in marriages where both partners were working”
National Public Radio (USA)
http://www.npr.org/2015/02/08/384695833/what-happens-when-wives-earn-more-than-husbands

“Are women more interested in men who are already in a relationship?”
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
http://www.synergy-pr.com/files/JESP72009%281%29.pdf

“Look out! It’s a Nice Guy! DESTROY HIM!!”
Karen Straughan video

“Michelle Duggar’s Marriage Advice: Women Should ALWAYS Submit To Sex With Their Husbands”
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2014/02/michelle-duggar-jim-bob-sex-wife-always-submits-husband/

“Advice for Women Who Don’t Want to get Divorced”
by Janet Bloomfield

Fermat’s Last Theorem

Letters from an Indian Clerk

Return of Kings (dating advice—I am not advocating this specific article)

The Princeton Mom
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/jon-stewart-princeton-mom-susan-patton-daily-show_n_5050037.html

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/w8qgqz/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart–marry-smart-

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

http://people.com/celebrity/terry-mcmillan-sues-ex-husband-for-40-million/

EP#25 EVERYONE IS SELLING YOU SOMETHING

Everyone is trying to sell you something. From social media, dates and everything else.

The question is “Are you the seller or the buyer?”, “How many of the things you own/buy are really based on your decisions, preferences as opposed to persuasion through different mediums of advertising?”, “What are the things you’re really passionate about as opposed to interests based on unfiltered desire?”. I also talked about how Mark Zuckerberg’s Jarvis app motivated myself.

This is my very first solo episode and I talk about all that.

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The book I mentioned that you can get from audible using my link were:
1)Sapiens
2) Man’s search for meaning
3)The Alchemist

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EP#24 Maureen McGrath – WOMEN IN BUSINESS, SEXTALK, HARASSMENT, NSM

SHOWNOTES:
Maureen McGrath is the Host of the the Sunday Night Sex Show on CKNW 980 AM in Vancouver, author of the book “Sex & Health”, Tedx speaker of the famous Ted talk “No sex Marriage” and also a Sex & Relationship Advisor among other things. Moving from the story of workplace and office bullying that she went through, we went all in on the subject of Sex in all aspects.

In minor details, below are some of the topics we covered:

Her background story
Sexual harassment and office bullying
Why women should rely on themselves
Married couples not having sex
Sex tips and tricks
Female orgasm
Healthy relationships
The current status of dating
Personal profiles on social media
Fetishes
And more…

 

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All links mentioned in this podcast:
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Maureen’s ted talk: No sex marriage
Maureen’s book: Sex and Health
Another podcast with Dr Eve Sex & Cyber infidelity

 

EP#23 CAREERS AND LIFESTYLE CHOICES

Besides being professionals, These guys were lots of fun to do a podcast with. They share insights and give advice based on their successful professional careers and lifestyle choices.
We talked about anything as usual, from their building successful careers, background stories, dodging organized marriages, career advice to chicks and anything in between. You’ll definitely enjoy this.

 

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EP#21 COUCHSURFING – FINDING AWESOME HOSTS

SHOWNOTES
Everything you need to know about couchsurfing is covered in this episode. Myself, Radhesen and Ashley are hosts and we talk about Couchsurfing. The main subject is “How do you successfully find host” thus avoiding declines or unpleasant experiences.

All topics in summary below:
What couchsurfing is
How couchsurfing works
How to participate
How to successfully find hosts
What not to do
What to do
And everything awesome in between.

 

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Links:
Couchsurfing http://couchsurfing.com
My profile https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/grey-jabesi
Radhesen’s profile https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/radhesennaidoo
Ashley’s profile https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/ashley-blayne

EP#18 GAL EZRA: WE LOVE SUMMER

SHOWNOTES
Gal Ezra is the Co-Owner and Co-Founder of We Love Summer, a major outdoor music festival events brand born in Cape Town. He is also part of Vacation club events which is a team of event production specialists with over 30 years of combined experience.They specialize in bringing brands, people and artists together through incredible experiences.

Besides organizing awesome events, Gal hobbies include kitesurfing, fitness activities, outdoor ventures and spending time with friends and family. He also greatly enjoys volunteering. In addition, Gal Ezra has traveled to over 20 countries, over four continents in the world. He is known for his passion for travel and helping others.

 

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Links to all the events mentioned in this episode below. Use Promo code TGAPodcast to get 20% discount on your ticket purchase.

We love summer: http://welovesummer.co.za/
Kinky summer: http://kinkysummer.co.za/
Future frequency: futurefrequency.co.za
Feastival: http://thefeastival.co.za/
Vacationclub: http://vacationevents.co.za/

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