EP#45 MITCH BOWLER – ADDING MEANING TO YOUR WORK

Mitch Bowler is the founder of Pencil Kings. A platform which gives training and support to artists in-order to take their art to the next level.

Mitch has also been an artist working in video games, films such as X-Men 2 and of course an entrepreneur. Before Pencil Kings, he traveled to China and started his own company.

Mitch’s story consists of passion, risk taking, failure, perseverance, success and consistency. He’s a very insightful guy, I learned alot from this conversation. I hope you find it helpful too.

 

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I was once a guest on Mitch’s Podcast, I told my story which I never shared before on this Podcast. You can find it if you click here

Link to Pencil Kings

EP#44 GAZZA – BEHIND THE MUSIC

I recently went to Namibia and attended the Namibian Annual Music Awards 2017 where I met Gazza and his team. I watched him win awards that night and the next morning, we recorded this podcast.

Gazza, is one of the most commercially successful and best selling recording artists in Namibia.

Since the entrance into the Namibian music scene, Gazza has worked his way up to become the most commercially successful artist in Namibia. He has also become a firm favorite in Namibian households with the young and old alike and has embarked on tours that have expose him to the rest of Africa and the world. He has been well accepted and is a firm favorite with Channel O, a DStv channel, where his work and life is regularly showcased.

His music can be defined as a mix of several influences namely Kwaito, Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop and his lyrics are about the township life. His sharp lyrics reflect the intricacies of Namibian life and strike a familiar chord with Namibians from all walks of life, young and old.
To date, he has released over 10 albums, all of which have contributed to making Gazza the best selling recording artist of all time in Namibia.

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Links:

Gazza music: https:

Documentaries:
Fela Kuti – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfrNGST9V_E
Michael Jackson documentaries: https://www.google.com/search?q=michael+jackson+documentary

EP#41 BRADLEY STILWELL – MAKING ANIMATED FILMS

Bradley Stilwell is a South African digital artist. Currently based in Australia, working for Animal Logic. He has worked on such films as Lego Batman, Mad Max Fury road, Legend of the Guardians just to name a few.

Topics covered:
– How Grey learnt about Brad.
– How he got started.
– His experience working on Lego Batman.
– How to create opportunities and work overseas.
– The current state of animation in South Africa.
– How to learn.
– The challenges or work+travel

 

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The book he mentioned: http://www.audible.com.au/pd/Business/Pitch-Anything-Audiobook/B00FLVHVBE
Bradley’s website:
http://www.bradleystilwell.com/home/index.html

Lego batman trailer:

Mad max Fury Road trailer:

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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#34 JAY WONG – HOW TO DANCE WITH FEAR

“Are you out there doing it rather than talking about doing it?” – Jay Wong.

Jay Wong(IG: @jaywongjaywong) is one of the most inspiring people out there. He is an Entrepreneur, Speaker and Traveler. He is also the creator of The Inner Change-maker Podcast which was the number 1 Podcast on itunes back in 2015 as far as the self-help category.

In this Podcast, we covered:
– Selling a division of his company
– His story
– Traveling
– Some of his life philosophies
– How to get over fear
– Your vibe attracts your tribe and more.

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All the links mentioned in the conversation below:
Inner change maker: https://www.theinnerchangemaker.com/

JayWong Tv https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeR0FLjRFFLqY5nLPAmc0dA

Personal website: http://www.thejaywong.com/

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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#27 Steve Distante – Driving Teslas. Living Electric

Steve DIstante is an Entrepreneur and car aficionado from Long Island, New York. He started his first business when he was only 5 years old. He is the CEO of Vanderbilt Securities LLC, member of Long Island Exotics Club and an incoming president of Entrepreneurs Organization(EO)

I was fascinated by his love and enthusiasm for electric vehicles(EV). He owns the model S, P90D with Ludacris mode, The Roadster 2010 and other non-teslas. The first part, We talked about his experience with the cars among other things. One of his car’s number plate is “USA FAN, THE EMPIRE STATE, ZERO EMISSIONS”

This Podcast is relevant on so many levels, its appeals to car geeks, electric car geeks and electric car doubters. I asked Steve the questions that the above groups might ask and his answers are definitely valid because he plays with these toys. It was a fascinating talk really.

I did a part 2 with Steve where we talked about Entrepreneurship, his advice and philosophies are quite unconventional and profound. I recommend that you check it out and subscribe.

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EP#26 ANNIKA FRIESEN- GIRL BOSS, TRAVEL, FERNWEH SOCIETY

“If you’re a man and super organised, you are a such a good worker. If you’re a woman and organised, they say you’re “bitch”-Annika Friesen, my favorite take away from this Podcast.

Annika Friesen is a business person, blogger, traveler, accountant and consultant. She is the creator of Fernwehsociety.com, a blog about lifestyle, travel, and entrepreneurship.

She was bitten by the travel bug while she was only 10 months old and she never look back. She has traveled alot and lived many places while doing all sorts of odd jobs just to stay on the road. That just reminds me of how travel or new places forces you to go out of your comfort zone and try new things that you wouldn’t do in your home town.

In this podcast, we covered:
-Her story
-Her transition from 9-5 to doing what she love.
-How living in a foreign country affects your life
-How she balance her job and blog
Women in business
-Her favorite blogs and podcasts

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The blogs she mentioned:
www.theskinnyconfidential.com
www.careergirldaily.com

podcasts:
Mytaughtyou
Jess lively