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Knowledge Without College

95 EpisodesProduced by Patrick ButlerWebsite

Never in history has life-altering information been so widely available as it is today and yet the youth flock to decrepit institutions which force on the student a rigid and often ineffective educational curriculum. Freedom lies on the other side self education and your own self education begins wi… read more

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KWC #096 Sam Wouters

September 6th, 2021


Sam Wouters is a crypto expert and educator, originally from Dutch descent, who works as the Senior Researcher at BLOCKDATA, a company from Amsterdam, Netherlands. As a globally renowned speaker, Sam Wouters helps …

KWC #095 Terry Virts

July 26th, 2021


Col. Terry Virts is a former flight pilot, Space Shuttle pilot, NASA Astronaut and International Space Station commander. He is the author of the …

KWC #094 Arooba Asim

June 21st, 2021


Arooba Asim (Roobz) is a Twitter personality and author behind the @tishray account that I have been a fan of, for quite some time now. Arooba is …

KWC #093 Les McKeown

June 15th, 2021


Les McKeown is the president and CEO of Predictable Success, an adviser on accelerated business growth. He has started more than 40 companies and was …

KWC #092 Dr. Mark van Rijmenam

June 7th, 2021


Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, where he did …

KWC #091 Jeremy Wayne Tate

May 31st, 2021


Jeremy Wayne Tate is the creator of CLT (Classical Learning Test), he is an entrepreneur, literature enthusiast and father of 5 (soon to be 6). CLT …

KWC #090 Richard Koch

May 17th, 2021


Richard Koch is a world renowned author, entrepreneur & investor. He has written around 20 books on ideas & business, including the famous …

KWC #089 Lee Adams

May 10th, 2021


Lee Adams is a military veteran, entrepreneur, and an expert in the subject of lucid dreaming. He has been teaching this subject as a mentor and author as well for a few years now. He has an incredible book coming out …

KWC #088 Adii Pienaar

April 5th, 2021


Adii Pienaar is a very successful founder and serial entrepreneur. He founded "Cogsy", "Conversio" and "WooCommerce". He's been featured in Forbes, …

KWC #087 Danny Miranda

March 9th, 2021


Danny Miranda is the creator and host of The Danny Miranda Podcast (top 1.5% podcast in the world), as well as a very influential Twitter personality, a public speaker and motivator. He enjoys writing, reading, …

KWC #086 Quintus Curtius

February 8th, 2021


Quintus Curtius is the pen name of writer and translator George Thomas. He is an MIT graduate, a marine veteran as well as an expert in law. He currently is the managing partner of a law firm focusing on bankruptcy and …

KWC #085 Andew Tate

February 1st, 2021


Andrew Tate is an American-British kickboxer from Chicago, Illinois, who competes in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. He is a multiple …

KWC #084 Tony Moss

January 25th, 2021


Tony Moss is a visual and recording artist, event producer, combining a number of fascinating topics including psychedelics, art, spirituality and science.  He is also the founder of I.AM.LIFE, a non-profit event …

KWC #083 Chrisman Frank - Exploring the Future of Education

January 18th, 2021


Chrisman Frank is the co-founder and CEO of Synthesis School. His project is like the "Ender's game" for education, where they scale the best ideas …

KWC #082 Dr. Gary Laderman

December 14th, 2020


Dr. Gary Laderman is Goodrich C. White professor and chair of the religion department at Emory University, as well as the author of books like "Don't Think About Death: A Memoir on Mortality", and "Sacred Matters: …

KWC #081 Brian Muraresku

December 1st, 2020


Brian Muraresku graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with a degree in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit, as an alumnus of Georgetown Law and a member of the New York Bar, he has been practicing law internationally for …

KWC #080 Jennifer Shahade

November 23rd, 2020


Jennifer Shahade is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion and has the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster. She is also a speaker, host, author and PokerStars Ambassador, as well as the Program Director at US Chess Women. …

KWC #079 Xander Smith

November 16th, 2020


Xander Smith is a digital, 3D artist and concept designer. He currently works as the Lead Artist at Aliza Technologies. He has worked on a number of …

KWC #078 Lev Alburt

November 9th, 2020


Lev Osipovich Alburt is a chess Grandmaster, writer and coach. He is a former three-time U.S. chess champion, three-time Ukrainian champion and former European team champion, as well as one of the most sought-after …

KWC #077 Stephon Alexander

November 2nd, 2020


Stephon Alexander is an award-winning theoretical cosmologist, professor of physics at Brown University and the president of the National Society of …

KWC #076 Maurice Ashley

September 29th, 2020


Maurice Ashley is an international chess grandmaster, chess commentator and analyst. Through his love for chess, he not only made history as the first African-American Grandmaster in the game, but he has managed to …

KWC #075 Amy Emerson

September 21st, 2020


Amy Emerson is the Chief Executive Officer at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for …

KWC #074 Marcin Jakubowski

August 31st, 2020


Marcin Jakubowski is the founder of Open Source Ecology, an open, collaborative  network of farmers, engineers, architects and supporters, whose main …

KWC #073 Joel Salatin

August 24th, 2020


Joel Salatin is the most famous farmer in America. Joel, owner of "Polyface Farm" in Swoope, Virginia, where he advocates the philosophy of farming, …

KWC #072 Raghunath Cappo

August 18th, 2020


Raghunath Cappo is a musician, vocalist and member of the punk/hardcore band called Youth of Today, which championed the principles of clean living, …

KWC #071 John Lee Dumas

August 10th, 2020


John Lee Dumas is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with over 2000 episodes recorded! Here he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who can help all of you succeed on your …

KWC #070 Marcus Whitney

July 6th, 2020


Marcus Whitney is the CEO and founder of Health: Further, a strategic advisory firm working with leading healthcare organizations, as well as the founding partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture …

KWC #069 Sol Brah

June 22nd, 2020


Sol Brah is physical spiritualist, nature enthusiast and aesthetic curator. I have to say that I first noticed Sol Brah by following his very …

KWC #068 The Gold Standard of Ghostwriting with Joshua Lisec

June 15th, 2020


Joshua Lisec is the founder of The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC, Ohio’s first Certified Professional Ghostwriter, a multiple time #1 International …

KWC #067 Ben Wolff

May 25th, 2020


Ben Wolff is the Chairman and CEO of the leading global robotics company, Sarcos Robotics. Wolff previously served on the board of the Cellular …

KWC #066 Jack Murphy

May 5th, 2020


Jack Murphy is an author, Podcast host, a Twitter professional as well as the founder of the "Liminal Order", an exclusive men’s organization whose …

KWC #065 Patrick Moore

April 27th, 2020


Dr. Patrick Moore is the founding member and former President and Director of Greenpeace International. He is an environmental and climate expert, focusing on rational environmentalism. Dr. Moore is also an author, as …

KWC #064 John and Janice McAfee

April 20th, 2020


John McAfee comes back to our Podcast, this time joined by his wonderful wife Janice, as they help us make our first ever two-guest Episode. You have …

KWC #063 Zoltan Istvan

April 13th, 2020


Zoltan Istvan is an American transhumanist, journalist, entrepreneur and futurist. He is running as a Libertarian to become the next Vice President …

KWC #062 Pete Dominick

April 6th, 2020


Peter J. Dominick is an American stand-up comedian, public speaker, news commentator and podcast host. He appeared on "The Colbert Report" with …

KWC #061 John McAfee

February 24th, 2020


John McAfee is a legendary computer programmer and businessman, one of the biggest cyber security experts of our time. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987, which created "McAfee", the first …

KWC #060 David Allen

February 18th, 2020


David Allen is a productivity consultant and legendary expert in the field of human productivity. He is the author of "Getting Things Done", a time …

KWC #059 Robert Brill

February 11th, 2020


Robert Brill is an entrepreneur, the Founder and CEO of, a “hyperlocal” advertising agency that was ranked #155 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in USA. Robert is …

KWC #058 Louie Psihoyos

February 3rd, 2020


Louie Psihoyos started his career dropping out of college and working as a photographer for National Geographic, only to move to Fortune Magazine, …

KWC #057 Bren Phillips

January 28th, 2020


Dr. Bren Phillips is an engineer, currently working as a research scientist and professor at MIT, and a known expert in fluid- and thermal dynamics. Prior to joining the MIT research staff he worked at the "Alden …

KWC #056 Miles Neale

January 20th, 2020


Miles Neale is a contemplative psychotherapist, international speaker and author of "Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully …

KWC #055 Brett Jones

January 13th, 2020


Brett Jones is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in …

KWC #054 Alex J. O'Connor

January 6th, 2020


Alex J. O'Connor is a very smart, young YouTuber, a writer and a Podcast host. His channel called the 'CosmicSkeptic' is "a place where you can find various discussions of philosophical topics ranging from the crucially …

KWC #053 Akshay Nanavati

December 24th, 2019


Akshay Nanavati is a US Marine veteran, he is a speaker as well as an adventurer, entrepreneur and author. His book called "Fearvana" (Fear + Nirvana) has received a lot of great endorsements from people like: the Dalai …

KWC #052 Michael Short

December 16th, 2019


Michael Short is originally from Boston, and works currently as the Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, with more than 15 years of research experience in the field of nuclear materials, …

KWC #051 Paul Selig

December 9th, 2019


Paul Selig was born in New York City, where he attended the "New York University". After this, he received his master’s degree from "Yale …

KWC #050 Scott Adams

November 18th, 2019


Scott Adams is probably best known for creating "Dilbert", an awesome series of cartoon strips. He has an amazing, extremely informative, self-titled …

KWC #049 A.J. Jacobs

November 10th, 2019


A.J. Jacobs is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. This genre is often called "immersion journalism", or "stunt journalism". He transferred his …

KWC #048 Brandon Straka

October 14th, 2019


Brandon Straka is a famous hairstylist and actor, former liberal activist and the founder of the #WalkAway campaign. We first met on this trash pickup event, which was organized by him in Los Angeles. His campaign is a …

KWC #047 Róbert Vass

September 30th, 2019


Róbert Vass is a very successful, young man who specializes in international relations, and is the founder and president of GLOBSEC - a Slovakia …

KWC #046 Stephen Thomas King

September 25th, 2019


Stephen Thomas King is a travelling author (not to be mistaken for Stephen King the writer of "IT"), who has a very unique and interesting story to …

KWC #045 Zuby

September 12th, 2019


Zuby is a very successful, up-and-coming hip hop artist from the UK, who achieved major success during the past year, in many of his different …

KWC #044 Jesse La Flair

September 4th, 2019


Jesse La Flair is one of the most recognized professional parkour and free running athletes in the world. Besides his incredible and unique career in action sports, which is accompanied by a signature shoe model, he is …

KWC #043 Douglas Hanson

August 26th, 2019


In this episode I interview Douglas Hanson! Douglas is an architect, and owner of "Hanson LA", an architectural company which has been a part of some really interesting, and monumental projects not only here in Los …

KWC #042 Ramin Nazer

August 19th, 2019


Ramin Nazer is a very creative and successful young entrepreneur. He is a very talented artist, animator and illustrator. On top of that, he writes …

KWC #041 Jennifer Barbosa

July 8th, 2019


Jennifer Barbosa is a young, intelligent woman, with a background in acting, modelling and movie production, currently running for Congress against Adam Schiff in his district in California, as an independent candidate. …

KWC #40 Mick West

July 2nd, 2019


Mick West is a science writer, skeptical investigator and former video game programmer. He is the creator of and, where he investigates and debunks interesting conspiracy theories. He is …

KWC #039 Suzanne Ciani

June 24th, 2019


Suzanne Ciani is a revolutionary musician and sound creator of the past, as well as the present, one I was very honored to host on this Podcast. Her …

KWC #038 Mark Frauenfelder

June 17th, 2019


Mark Frauenfelder is a maker, an editor, writer, illustrator, and public speaker. He was the founding editor at, his collaborative weblog …

KWC #037 Bill Cords

June 10th, 2019


Bill Cords is an engineer by profession, but comes on today as a Level II Wim Hof Method Instructor, and a North American representative of his. He talks about Wim himself, what this method of his represents, how he got …

KWC #036 Patrick Ryan Returns

June 3rd, 2019


Patrick Ryan is (still) one of the smartest and most profound individuals, that I have talked to on this Podcast. We pick up exactly where we left …

KWC #035 Cory Allen

May 27th, 2019


Cory Allen is an author, Podcast host, meditation teacher and audio engineer from Austin, Texas. His Podcast "The Astral Hustle" is full of materials …

KWC #034 Jason Jean

May 20th, 2019


Jason Jean is the founder of Tattered Beans, a really successful coffee company which gives back to US veterans. He’s an Air Force veteran himself, …

KWC #033 Eric Santos

May 11th, 2019


Eric Santos is the business owner of a company called Benchmark Intelligence, he is the "word hustler"and author of the self-published book called "Shoot Your Shot". The book is about dating in general, and the pros …

KWC #032 Mark Bell

May 3rd, 2019


Mark Bell is a World- and American record holding Power lifter, Fitness and Weightlifting expert, Podcast Host and the Creator of the "Slingshot", as …

KWC #031 Jay Campbell

April 24th, 2019


Jay Campbell is the Amazon Best Selling author of three change making books in the optimization health care space, and the author of the 2018 #1 overall Men's Health book: "The Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible: …

KWC #030 Patrick Ryan

April 17th, 2019


Patrick Ryan is an incredible individual, he works in IT, is an author and a military robotics expert. Patrick has one of the most wealthiest minds in terms of life experience and general knowledge, regarding everyone …

KWC #029 Wim Ouboter

April 9th, 2019


Wim Ouboter is a Swiss entrepreneur, inventor, former banker, and owner of a company called “Micro-mobility” which specializes in innovative and unconventional means of transportation, for people of all ages. He also …

KWC #028 Shaun Leverett

April 2nd, 2019


Shaun Leverett is a Certified Personal Trainer, widely recognized for his expertise in functional training, Muay Thai, and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness training sessions. He achieved …

KWC #027 Lance Stander

March 26th, 2019


Lance Stander has been in the automobile industry for over 37 years. He opened Hillbank Motor Corp located in Costa Mesa, California in 1999 after years in South Africa where he worked with his father. In 2005 Lance …

KWC #026 Dr. Emery N. Brown

March 19th, 2019


Dr. Emery N. Brown is a statistician, anesthesiologist and neuroscientist. He is the "Warren M. Zapol" Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical …

KWC #025 Joe Quirk

March 6th, 2019


Joe Quirk is a very well-known and respected American writer (author), novelist, as well as an Ambassador for the non-profit organisation called the Seasteading Institute. He opens up his mind as we talk about this …

KWC #024 Mike Spadier

February 22nd, 2019


Mike Spadier is an expert in marketing, who owns a company called "Heart of the Sun", where he also works at right now. He started his journey while working at with Aubrey Marcus and Joe Rogan as a marketing …

KWC #023 William von Hippel

February 15th, 2019


William von Hippel is a scientist and professor at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is a very open-minded, eloquent and educated …

KWC #022 Trace Rucarean

February 5th, 2019


Trace Rucarean is another colleague of mine who is employed by (my former company) Sungrade Solar, and probably has the most fun job in our company …

KWC #021 Vineet Verma

January 31st, 2019


Vineet Verma is a very successful and charismatic person, originally from India but currently working here in California as a screenwriter, producer, …

KWC #020 Scooter Downey

January 25th, 2019


Scooter Downey is a very interesting, young, up-and-coming film director and writer, who is known for his work in "It's in the Blood" (2012), "Elixir" (2015) - writer and "Hoaxed" (2019) - director. "Hoaxed" is a newly …

KWC #019 Andreas M. Antonopoulos

January 18th, 2019


Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost Bitcoin and open Blockchain experts. It was …

KWC #018 Kupah James

January 12th, 2019


Kupah James is a very talented and successful young individual, working primarily as a Celebrity DJ, with some his previous experiences involving …

KWC #017 Juan Agustin Marquez

January 6th, 2019


Juan Agustin Marquez is a four-time Emmy awarded filmmaker, best known for his documentaries 100,000, The Last Colony  and his national music TV show:

KWC #016 Seamus McNally

December 23rd, 2018


Seamus McNally is an award-winning director and acting coach for film and television in New York City, he also serves actors at the top of their field in delivering some of their most convincing, nuanced work, often …

KWC #015 Mike Schmitz

December 18th, 2018


Mike Schmitz is a fellow colleague of mine who co-hosts two Podcasts at the moment, one being Bookworm with Joe Buhlig and The Free Agents with David …

KWC #014 Zain Jan

December 13th, 2018


Zain Jan is first and foremost, my friend, and one of the first guest speakers to be featured on the KWC Podcast. A lot has happened in the past 12 months since he was on the show. We are focusing on communication in …

KWC #012 Dr. Andy Galpin

December 3rd, 2018


Andy Galpin has a Masters degree in Human Movement Sciences, and Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics. A professor of Kinesiology at the Center for Sport …

KWC #011 Nathan Ogden

November 27th, 2018


Nathan Ogden is a very special individual, introduced to us through our mutual friend and former guest Devin Thorpe. Nathan truly represents …

KWC #010 Christopher Stare

November 1st, 2018


Christopher Stare is the last one in our series of guests from the Libertarian party, he is a candidate for the California State Assembly representing District 51, running in the General elections on November 6.. He has …

KWC #009 Mimi Robson

October 27th, 2018


Mimi Robson is a Civil Engineer, with the majority of her projects revolving around repairing and reinforcing commercial buildings, that have been …

KWC #008 Devin Thorpe

October 20th, 2018


Devin Thorpe really is deeply optimistic, he is an author, educator and speaker, who calls himself a "Champion of Social Good". His experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and mortgage broker earned him a …

KWC #007 Zoltan Istvan

October 16th, 2018


Zoltan Istvan is a Libertarian futurist, journalist, transhumanist and a political activist. He was a reporter and writer for the National Geographic …

KWC #006 Johnny Beehner

October 8th, 2018


Johnny Beehner has made his network television debut as one of the last comedians to appear on the “Late Show“ with David Letterman. He has made numerous appearances on FOX’s “Laughs” television show, on AXS tv’s …

KWC #005 Nick Jovicic

October 4th, 2018


Nick Jovicic is a very interesting and successful young man. He has lived on 3 continents, studies machine engineering and has worked in the …

KWC #004 Aaron Katz

March 4th, 2018


Aaron Katz is a legendary solar entrepreneur, who has founded 3 solar companies and is currently the CEO of (my former company) Sungrade Solar. With …

KWC #003 Zain Jan

March 4th, 2018


Zain Jan, a colleague and friend of mine, who was recently featured in the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed, has achieved remarkable success for his …

KWC #002 Andrew Zambetti

March 4th, 2018


Andrew Zambetti is currently the senior sales manager of (my former company) Sungrade Solar overseeing the development of 4 sales offices and 65 …

KWC #001 Introduction to the Podcast

March 4th, 2018


The very first episode on Knowledge Without College! I started back in November and fought the resistance for months to deliver this just for you.

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