The hypnotizing, memorizing, muscle-reading, mind-voyaging showman, Nat Lawson, has been a student of human potential since he was a kid. As a live performer and the youngest ever certified consulting hypnotist, Nat has dazzled clients and audiences all over the world. At age 8 he became hooked on magic - mesmerizing family, friends, and teachers with his acute focus, sleight of hand, and command of the unseen. In high school he sought the main stage, showcasing his talents for thousands of spellbound onlookers. After graduating early, at 16 he spent a year in Argentina honing his muscle-reading and mentalism crafts in a second language. Today, as a freshman at the University of Texas - Austin, Nat continues to expand his mind and his repertoire, venturing forth as an entertainer, teacher, and advocate for the power of the human mind and the importance of digging in to nudge it awake and unshackle its force.
Chris Gentile is the creator and owner of Pilgrim Surf + Supply, a surf and apparel shop in Brooklyn. Chris is a visual artist, a surfing enthusiast, and a filmmaker who has combined his creative interests and love of the ocean to craft a unique lifestyle for himself, which we discuss on this episode.
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Ryan Duffy --- international explorer and adventurer -- shares his experiences and advice on story finding and telling. Currently, Ryan hosts Nat Geo's Explorer and serves as the Director of Original Video at The Players' Tribune. Previously, Ryan hosted Huffington Post's Now What with Ryan Duffy, and spent his early journalism days as one of the original video correspondents at Vice.
Ryan on instagram- @ryanduffy
Bennett Sullivan - bluegrass musician & entrepreneur - shares his story on Episode 13.
Music has brought Bennett all over the world -- from North Carolina to international cruise ship adventures to Brooklyn and eventually to Broadway as a member of Steve Martin's and Edie Brickell's show 'Bright Star'.
Along the way, Bennett developed a love for teaching music, a passion that led to the creation of his company, 'Tunefox'
As a long-time business owner in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill, Ms. Brown believes in the power of art and the importance of protecting it. For nearly thirty years she has provided custom framing and art consultation to her customers, spreading good energy in her community all the while. In this episode, she explains more about her journey as an independent entrepreneur.
Rich Awn is a man of many talents. Host of the podcast "Green Air", he's also the creator of Mombucha Kombucha, a beverage company he operates out of Magick City, his shared kitchen space, event center, and cafe in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Smart, funny, and tuned-in, Rich is a contributor of positivity and improvement all around.
Ian Ridgeway is on a journey, hard at work developing his company, FUEL (Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning). Aiming to build a 115-foot steel schooner, Ian will take gutsy students all over the world as crew members.
In this episode, Ian elaborates on his vision and the incomparable gift of learning through outdoor adventure.
Take care of your health so you can take care of your life. Riki Bryan will show you how.
Riki is the owner of Hardboiled Holistics, a fitness speakeasy in Brooklyn where he coaches and guides his clients toward physical strength and mobility.
With ambitions spanning beyond physical training, Riki plans to use HB as a step toward his larger goal to create a lifestyle rehabilitation retreat.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of exercise and how consistent movement and a clean diet can have healing effects on mental health, addiction, and more.
What drives your creativity?
Pierce Meehan is a visual artist working with materials related to 'aquaculture'. His latest focus - his surf panel series - is inspired by his southern California roots and love of family.
In this episode, Pierce discusses his inspirations + aspirations, his creative process + workspace, and his roundabout way of ending up where he is now.
Please enjoy the lively thoughts of Pierce Meehan...
Why does reading matter? Ted Thompson, author of The Land of Steady Habits, shares ideas on how reading stories can spark our potential.
Walter Isaacson's article on Steve Jobs:
Cory Schneider is the starting goalie for the New Jersey Devils. The day before his last game of the 2015-2016 season, Cory and I discussed his background and what it takes to excel as a teammate and a leader. Thank you for listening.