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Ep35 - Vincent LaBarbera

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Mr. LaBarbera has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest A.V. rating. As a federal and state criminal defense attorney, Mr. LaBarbera has argued over two hundred trials and appeals. He has litigated over 4,500 cases, including federal and state white collar crimes, telemarketing fraud, special circumstances murder, gangs and three-strikes cases, assault, embezzlement and other theft related offenses, domestic violence, narcotics possession, cultivation, manufacturing and sales, and driving under the influence.

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Ep 355 - Learning Through Adversity: Howard Bloom

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Howard Bloom developed chronic fatigue syndrome in 1988. That didn't stop him from writing a bunch of books. His most recent book is How I Accidentally Started the Sixties, which is a memoir. 

Ep 354 - Talking Creativity and Corgis with Allen Gannett

June 11th, 2018

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Allen Gannett is the author of The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time and he helps debunk genius myths. That's why Hunter likes him. That's why Bryan likes him. We hope you like him too. …

Ep 353 - A New Song and Dance: Ken Gordon and Adam Hansen

June 4th, 2018

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Adam Hansen and Ken Gordon are innovation guys. They also like to sing songs and enjoy the finer things in life. Their beards make the world a better place.

Ep 352 - Real Science, Bro: Dr. Layne Norton

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Layne Norton is an expert in nutrition. He's also an elite powerlifter and a professional body builder. In the continuing journey of sorting the wheat from the chaff, Bryan and Hunter learn about how to eat for …

Ep 351 - Found in Translation: Magdalena Edwards

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Ep 350 - Modern Maori: Te Miri Rangi

May 18th, 2018

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Te Miri Rangi is a Maori from New Zealand who instituted a program known as Whakapapa Fridays as an outreach to young people to instill a connection with their roots.

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Ep 349 - The Knowledge Frontier: Cesar Hidalgo

May 14th, 2018

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Cesar Hidalgo is the directer of the Collective Learning Group at the MIT media lab,. His book Why Information Grows combines physics and economics …

Ep 348 - Con Body: Coss Marte

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Coss Marte did 4 years in state prison for drug trafficking. While in prison, he became interested in physical training. Now he runs a fitness studio in New York where he hires former inmates and trains people on how to …

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Ep 346 - Getting to the Root of the Problem: Lawrence Lessig

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42:35

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Ep 345 - Eat the World: Bryan Edward Hill

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Ep 344 - Ride Hard: Kyle Thiermann

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Ep 343 - Own It: Aubrey Marcus

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Ep 342 - Balancing Wealth: Mark Blyth

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Ep 341 - Negotiate: Former FBI Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner

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Ep 338 - Innovative Metaphor: Ken Gordon

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Ep 336 - Figuring Out Your Own Mind: Kelly Brogan

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Ep 335 - Evolution of Defense: Tony Blauer

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Ep 332 - The Middle Path: The Constitution and Class with Ganesh Sitaraman

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48:26

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Ep 330 - Strange Orders: Antonio Damasio

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1:12:46

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Ep 329 - Wrestling with Homo Economicus: Eldar Shafir

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Ep 328 - Culture Matters, From the Frozen North: Martin Totland

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Ep 327 - From the Shores of Barcelona: Raphael Minder

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39:22

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Ep 321 - Quantum Artistry: Sharon Stone featuring Spiros Michalakis

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Ep 317 Idea Quickie 2: Making Smart Funny

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Ep 316 Mosaics of Reality Part 2: Spiros Michalakos and Ed Solomon

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Special Release! The Drunken Taoist Practices Mixed Mental Arts

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Ep 313 Strange Times! Adam Strange Enters the Dojo

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Episode 312 The Code to Life: Dan Coyle

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Ep 311 Idea Quickie 1: The Road Thus Far

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Ep. 310 Church and Science Come to the Table

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Episode 309: Rosi Sexton: True Badass

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Ep 308 Sex in the Trenches: Asa Akira

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Ep 307 - Content And Inspiration On Hyper Island: Jamie Black Enters The Dojo

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Ep 306 - Federalist No. 1: The Mother of All Podcasts

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January 20th, 2018  After full experience of the insufficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are invited to deliberate on a New …

Ep 305 - Homo Socialis: Talking Humans with David Sloan Wilson

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If you haven’t heard the name David Sloan Wilson, then you’re definitely new to Mixed Mental Arts. David Sloan Wilson has pioneered Multi-Level …

Ep 304 - Evolution Never Ends: Michael Garfield Enters The Dojo

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Ep 303 - Doughnut Economics: Kate Raworth Enters The Dojo

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Ep 302 - Best of East, Best of West: Don Mei Enters The Dojo

January 10th, 2018

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Ep 301 - Talking Economics With Adam Smith: Russ Roberts Enters The Dojo

January 8th, 2018

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For the last eleven years, Russ Roberts has hosted the Econ Talk podcast from Stanford’s Hoover Institute. He is a founding father of Podcasts. In addition, he’s the author of the excellent book How Adam Smith Can …

Ep 300 - How To Set The Right Goals, Man : Jordan B. Peterson Enters The Dojo

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In our 300th episode, Bryan Callen talks with Jordan Peterson about his self authoring program, the Wilfred Laurier scandal, political polarization, …

Ep 299 - Humility Is The New Smart: Katherine Ludwig Enters The Dojo

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Ep 298 - Nanooks, Knife Fights, and Terrorists : Lt. Col John Nagl (Ret.) Enters The Dojo

December 23rd, 2017

1:02:14

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Ep 297 - The Physics Of Life: Prof Adrian Bejan Enters The Dojo

December 22nd, 2017

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Ep 296 - What Happened To The Party Of Mandela? South Africa Enters The Dojo

December 15th, 2017

1:29:11

In the wake of the US Civil War, the Republican Party had won itself a lot of political goodwill. The Party of Lincoln, as it was called, could, in …

Ep 295 - Does Altruism Exist? David Sloan Wilson Enters The Dojo

December 11th, 2017

1:08:23

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Ep 294 - MMA Saturday Sessions: Jared Diamond

December 9th, 2017

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Ep 293 - The Eternal Tao Has No Name: Chris Ryan PHD and Daniele Bolelli Enter The Dojo

December 8th, 2017

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Ep 292 - I Am Bryan Callen's Daddy: Big Mike Enters The Dojo

December 5th, 2017

1:02:44

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Ep 291 - A Biological Case For Democracy? Acemoglu and Keltner Enter The Dojo

December 4th, 2017

1:01:48

Both Daron Acemoglu (MIT economist and co-author of Why Nations Fail) and Dacher Keltner (Berkeley psychologist and author of many books including …

Ep 290 - The Inequality of Citizenship Is Russia's Super Power, For Now: Lawrence Lessig Enters The Dojo

December 2nd, 2017

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Ep 289 - Way Back Wednesday: Jonathan Haidt Enters The Dojo

November 29th, 2017

58:34

As a professor at the University of Virginia, Jonathan Haidt uses the scientific method to study human morality…which leads to asking people some pretty screwed up questions. On the show, Bryan, Jonathan and Hunter …

Ep 288 - Way Back Wednesday: Joseph Henrich Enters The Dojo

November 29th, 2017

47:10

Wonder why Hunter name drops Joseph Henrich all the time? Who is Joseph Henrich anyway? Today, we talk to the man himself about his book: The Secret …

Ep 287 - Refilwe Ledwaba: What Does it Take to Help Kids Soar?

November 27th, 2017

31:53

Like many kids throughout history, and across the world, Refilwe Ledwaba grew up not knowing what she was capable of. Growing up on the border of Zimbabwe during the apartheid era, it had literally never occurred to …

Ep 286 - Find Your Ikigai: Stepping Stones To The Trades With Jon and Jenni Aguilar

November 20th, 2017

1:07:39

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Ep 285 - Mixed Mental Arts Is On Fire: Daniele Bolelli Enters The Dojo

November 15th, 2017

1:13:55

If you're into podcasts, you've probably heard the name Daniele Bolelli. Hunter and Bryan heard it a thousand times. Then, one momentous day, Scott …

Ep 284 - MMA Meetup: The Second Columbian Exchange

November 13th, 2017

2:14:08

The first ever Mixed Mental Arts Meetup was in Columbus, Ohio. Drew Sample was amazing enough to come pick Hunter up from the “historic” Detroit …

Ep 283 - Don't Tell Big Mike: Bryan Is Fraternizing With The Enemy

November 9th, 2017

1:18:31

Michael Brooks co-hosts The Majority Report AND hosts his own show because Michael Brooks is a boss.

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Ep 282 - Life Post Success: Lessons From Recovering Libertarian and Singularitarian KMO

November 6th, 2017

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Ep 281 - Who Gets a Voice? The Contextual Podcast With Chris

November 3rd, 2017

1:03:55

The media prophet Marshall McLuhan famously said “The Medium is the Message.” While broadcast television created superstars who spoke to us while we …

Ep 280 - Outsmart Your Instincts: How Cognitive Biases Can Get In The Way Of Innovation With Adam Hansen

October 25th, 2017

1:26:24

Adam Hansen is an #ideasex professional. At Ideas To Go, an innovation consultancy to the biggest companies in the world, Adam helps teams innovate. …

Ep 279 - MMA For Your Mind: Enter The Dojo

October 24th, 2017

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Andrew Hunt, Reid Nicewonder, Christopher Leon Price and Hunter Maats sit down to talk through the belt system and how humans form beliefs.

Ep 278 - Rapping With YOU: Hunter Meets Mixed Mental Artists In The Motor City

October 21st, 2017

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While in town to speak at the Detroit Economic Club, Derek Shinska organized a Mixed Mental Arts meetup. After getting together for a quick drink, the team got straight down to podcasting. You, too, can organize a …

Ep 277 - Bump Reading With YOU, The Listeners: The Botswana Philosophy of Botho

October 18th, 2017

7:00

Today, Mixed Mental Artist Anthony Sebido Phaladi shares his Cultural Confession with the good people of Planet Earth.

Botho is defined as a deep …

Ep 276 - Dream Big, Einstein: Sam Sokolow Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Nat Geo Show Genius

October 16th, 2017

50:29

Sam Sokolow knew Bryan Callen when he was young. Of course, the Kid still looks so young that the concept that he could have been younger is probably …

Ep 275 - Love Thy Nature: Nuclear Tests, Whales, and Environmentalism with Dr. Patrick Moore

October 16th, 2017

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Dr. Patrick Moore was one of the founders of Greenpeace. He’s now left the organization. This is his story.

Ep 274 - Bryan Callen and Hunter Maats Save The World With Books: WTF Is Mixed Mental Arts?

October 8th, 2017

43:08

We know. We're, like, the only Podcast on planet Earth with two Podcast feeds. But, somehow, you've found us. It's probably not destiny but it has been a weird nine months for Mixed Mental Arts. We hope this #repost of …

Ep 273 - Thaddeus Russell Pt. 3: Intelligence. What's Melanin Got To Do, Got To Do With It?

October 6th, 2017

1:29:23

Thaddeus Russell is the author of A Renegade History of the United States, Host of the Unregistered podcast, and founder of Renegade University. Here, he joins us to conclude a three-part series on "Truth". Having …

Ep 272 - Thaddeus Russell Pt. 2: No Longer Does The Ivory Tower Hold The Microphone

October 6th, 2017

1:21:05

Thaddeus Russell is the author of A Renegade History of the United States. He also hosts the Unregistered podcast and founded Renegade University. In this second part of a three-part series, Thad continues tutoring …

Ep 271 - Be Strong! Cultivate Your Body, Mind, and Movement with Aaron Alexander

October 5th, 2017

1:03:54

Aaron Alexander is the host of the Align Podcast. You can also hear Hunter on Aaron’s podcast. Besides having gold skin, Aaron goes by many …

Ep 270 - Mystery Tea with Chris Ryan: Are You Paleomodern?

September 22nd, 2017

1:44:05

Chris Ryan's van is back in town and that means it's time for Hunter to climb back into it again. After dosing Hunter with some sort of mystery tea, the idea sex gets going and Uncle Chris and Hunter start talking about …

Ep 269 - Thaddeus Russell: Is Truth the Most Destructive Idea in Human History?

September 5th, 2017

1:28:00

For months and months, the members of the Mixed Mental Arts community have been pushing me (Hunter) to have Thaddeus Russell in the dojo. It is a testament to the wisdom of crowds that so many people have pushed so …

Ep 268 - Paleo Politics: Talking Symbols With The Caveman John Durant

August 27th, 2017

1:04:20

Humans have always been a strongly symbolic species. We painted on the walls of caves. Pharaohs, Kings and Emperors created symbols of their power …

Ep 267 – Ricky Varandas Of The Ripple Effect Podcast: The Internet's Painful Adolescence In An Age Of Opinion

August 18th, 2017

3:03:12

Ricky Varandas is the host of The Ripple Effect Podcast. Recently, Hunter and Ricky met up in Dartmouth, MA. As they looked out over Buzzard's Bay, they chatted about what it means to live in an age when everyone gets a …

Ep 266 - Christopher Leon Price: Learning Life Lessons From Games

July 4th, 2017

1:18:52

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Ep 265 - Jenni Aguilar: Evolution is Smarter Than You

June 27th, 2017

2:54:56

Ever since we had Jon Aguilar on the show back in Episode 251, Jon has been telling me I had to have his very brilliant wife on. And so, while driving back from a friend's wedding, I stopped by Casa Aguilar in Santa …

Ep 264 - Brett Veinotte: Why Does School Suck for So Many Kids?

June 20th, 2017

2:46:19

They must put something in the water in New Hampshire because Brett Veinotte and Katie O'Brien reached very similar conclusions through tutoring: as …

Ep 262 - It's Big Mike's Birthday!!! What should we get him for a gift?

June 13th, 2017

1:05:51

When ordinary men have birthdays, they receive gifts. However, Big Mike knows it is better to give than to receive and so, on his birthday, Big Mike has gifted to the people of the Callenphate his wisdom. You're …

Ep 261 – Environment Shapes Behavior: Talking Jacques Fresco With Andrew Hunt

June 10th, 2017

1:07:46

Andrew Hunt and I first got to know each other a decade ago doing stand up in Los Angeles. During the intervening decade, we both learned how to learn and how environment shapes behavior but in entirely different ways. …

Ep 260 - Chris Ryan: Uncle Chris Took Me in His Van and I Liked It

May 24th, 2017

2:05:53

At this point, Chris Ryan probably doesn't need any introduction but why not give him one anyway. He's the author of Sex at Dawn and one day he'll be able to call himself the author of Civilized to Death. In the …

Ep 259 - Walid Darab: They will recite the Quran but it will not go beyond their throats.

May 23rd, 2017

2:06:25

Walid Darab is the host of the Greed for Ilm podcast. Bored and in traffic, he looked around for podcasts for Muslim-Americans and found they were either all SUPER religious or in foreign languages. So, he decided to …

Ep 258 - Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: Isaiah Gooley

May 19th, 2017

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Isaiah Gooley is an analyst, musician, and writer. He's been all over the place, and is still trying to learn as much as he can along the way. Check …

Ep 257 - Knowledge Bomb: The Art of Losing

May 18th, 2017

7:33

Christopher Leon Price (aka Big Papa Werewolf) teaches kids The Art of Losing through chess. He learned it in large part from Megaman 2. In addition, …

Ep 256 - What is Science?

May 16th, 2017

2:28:06

One of the more interesting things to come out of the last few months in my own personal Mixed Mental Arts experience has been hearing more from all …

Ep 255 - Knowledge Bomb: Negativity Bias

May 15th, 2017

3:37

As you navigate the #Jobocalypse, one of the most important skills to learn is how to be innovative. Fortunately, in that regard, we are incredibly lucky to have Adam Hansen as a sensei in the dojo. He's literally an …

Ep 254 - Chengyu: Heaven is High and The Emperor is Far Away

May 12th, 2017

3:02

Isaiah Gooley is an analyst, musician, and writer. He's been all over the place, and is still trying to learn as much as he can along the way. Check …

Ep 253 - Why Doesn't Western Medicine Turn Us On?

May 10th, 2017

1:12:35

One of the biggest questions I get when I tell people about atomistic and holistic biases is whether this affects Western medicine. Well, yes. It …

Ep 252 - The Emperor Tries to Keep His Clothes On as He Talks About Sexism

May 9th, 2017

1:27:08

Bryan Callen cares about his people. Oh, sure. Heaven may be high and the Emperor may be far away. But this Emperor is always listening. And so, when Emperor Callen heard that the people of the #Callenphate felt we …

Ep 251 - Navigating the #Jobocalypse with Jon Aguilar: What Kind of Smith Are You?

May 4th, 2017

1:37:00

After Bryan and I did our episode on the #Jobocalypse, someone rightly commented on the Mixed Mental Arts subreddit that this was all great but what practically do I do? Well, this episode is a practical response to …

Ep 249 - #KnowledgeBomb: The Growth Mindset In Three Minutes

April 28th, 2017

3:33

Cate Fogarty is the Callenphate’s Chief Artillery Officer and has been making pretty amazing knowledge bombs for MixedMentalArts.co. If you want to help Cate in her work as The Callenphate’s Chief Artillery Officer, you …

Ep 248 - #KnowledgeBomb: Descartes' Error Three Minutes

April 28th, 2017

3:02

Cate Fogarty is the Callenphate's Chief Artillery Officer and has been making pretty amazing knowledge bombs for MixedMentalArts.co. If you want to help Cate in her work as The Callenphate's Chief Artillery Officer, you …

Ep 247 - SPECIAL: The Theories of Everything Part 3

April 25th, 2017

2:04:20

After hearing the Theories of Everything Part 1 and Part 2, everyone got suuuuuuper jealous that Hunter was getting Spiros all to himself. In the spirit of Mixed Mental Arts, Hunter decided to share Spiros with Dave …

Ep 246 - Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: Dave Colan

April 22nd, 2017

52:55

Dave Colan is an improv comedy teacher at the legendary Second City which gave us alums from Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. …

Ep 245 - Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: Reid Nicewonder

April 21st, 2017

43:15

Street Epistemology is a dialectical approach intent on helping people reflect on the reliability of the methods used to arrive at deeply-held …

Ep 244 - #KnowledgeBomb: The Dunbar Number In Three Minutes

April 20th, 2017

3:02

Download For Eternity Cate Fogarty is the Callenphate's Chief Artillery Officer and has been making pretty amazing knowledge bombs for MixedMentalArts.co. If you want to help Cate in her work as The Callenphate's …

Ep 243 - Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: The First Ever Mixed Mental Arts Meet Up in Columbus, Ohio

April 18th, 2017

1:09:02

A week ago, a group of fellows who had never met before showed up at Beer World in Columbus, Ohio. What happened at Beer World remains known only to …

Ep 241 - Culture Matters: Just Who The Hell Do You Think You Are?

April 16th, 2017

11:35

Martin Totland is a journalist and photographer from Bergen, Norway, who's lived in the US for more than seven years. He got involved with Mixed …

Ep242 - Meet Your Fellow Mixed Mental Artists: Cate Fogarty

April 14th, 2017

59:30

Cate Fogarty and I met a few months ago when I gave a talk at Second City about how to communicate across America's red/blue cultural divide. Why did …

Ep240 - Humanity's Long Journey Home: We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

April 11th, 2017

2:13:47

About a month ago, Hunter was on Chris Ryan's Tangentially Speaking podcast. (It's episode 234 if you're interested.) I can't speak for Chris but I had a really great time. Some people on Twitter enjoyed the convo too. …

Ep239 - Culture Matters: The Netherlands: The Country Of Polders, Directness And Pragmatism

April 6th, 2017

16:59

Mitch Evers is a Dutch university student who grew up in the south of the Netherlands. When Hunter first claimed that Donald Trump was culturally …

Ep238 - The orchestra is playing together. Come join in the fun!

April 4th, 2017

1:09:07

If anyone doubts the power of Motivation 3.0, they should listen to this episode. In the last couple of months, people from all over the world who …

Ep237 - SPECIAL: PART 2 - The Theories of Everything

March 28th, 2017

1:11:19

Apparently, this whole merging of quantum field theory and general relativity business was a little more complicated than we initially thought and so …

Ep236 - SPECIAL: PART 1 - The Theories of Everything

March 28th, 2017

57:25

In an utterly pleasant surprise, Spiros Michalakis reached out to me and said he wanted to get lunch. Actually, he wanted to buy me lunch. The result …

Ep235 - The Art of Charm: Really Mean It

March 21st, 2017

1:34:54

Recently, I appeared on Chris Ryan's Tangentially Speaking podcast and afterwards had a conversation with Euan Grant in the Mixed Mental Arts Facebook Group. Euan said something really interesting: "Have started …

Ep234 - A Prepper's Guide to the #Jobocalypse

March 14th, 2017

56:09

With the sounds of Bryan's offspring gently playing in the background, Bryan's thoughts turn to how to prepare the progeny he has sired from his …

Ep233 - Mixed Mental Arts: What Does Your Hinky Meter Tell You? Part 2

February 28th, 2017

58:26

In Part 1 of "What Does Your Hinky Meter Tell You?", Bryan and Hunter explored the controversy that the Frying Dutchman, Hunter Maats, had created in calling out Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins. In Part 2, we look at why …

Ep232 - Mixed Mental Arts: What Does Your Hinky Meter Tell You? Part 1

February 14th, 2017

59:23

You know that feeling that something is off. It's the feeling that things don't quite add up. Something bugs you and you can't quite put your finger on it. That is what detectives call your hinky meter. We all have a …

Ep230 - Mixed Mental Arts: The Two Paths to Power: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

January 17th, 2017

1:05:21

Mixed Mental Arts: The Two Paths to Power: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

Ep229 - Mixed Mental Arts: What Makes Someone a Fundamentalist?

January 9th, 2017

53:59

Living in America, Bryan and Hunter constantly hear demands for Muslims to call out the fundamentalists in their own midst. We think this is a great idea. However, before you can do that, you have to be able to spot a …

Ep228 - Mixed Mental Arts: John Durant

January 3rd, 2017

1:25:28

Bryan and Hunter were feeling pretty manly. Bryan was punching imaginary enemies of freedom. Hunter was being tall and Dutch. And then…in walked John Durant, author of The Paleo Manifesto. His hair was luxuriant. He was …

Ep227 - Mixed Mental Arts: How Stable Are Democracies? Warning Signs Are Flashing Red

December 20th, 2016

52:03

I'd strongly recommend viewing this episode and episode 226 with Peter Schiff as an exercise in contrast. I didn't design it this way but it worked out that way. Here you have two individuals who both are saying that …

Ep226 - Mixed Mental Arts: Peter Schiff: The Cargo Cult of Libertarianism

December 13th, 2016

55:43

One of the major challenges of our age is that there are a lot of words everyone uses as if we're all talking about the same thing but actually mean entirely different things. Case in point: "capitalism" gets thrown …

Ep225 - Mixed Mental Arts: Bryan Uses a Roundhouse Kick to Shatter The Echo Chambers. Aw yeah!

December 6th, 2016

1:04:17

America's two political parties can't seem to solve their problems or figure out how to talk to each other and that's going to make for a lot of …

Ep224 - Mixed Mental Arts: Cathy O'Neil on Weapons of Math Destruction

November 29th, 2016

1:05:50

For regular listeners of the show or readers of the accompanying blog at mixedmentalarts.club, you know that power rests on mystery. That is how you …

Ep223 - Mixed Mental Arts: Michael Malice!!!

November 22nd, 2016

31:58

"Michael Malice!!!" seems like a fitting title for an episode featuring Michael Malice, because, well, how exciting is it that Michael Malice is on the show? Since Trump's election, Michael Malice is an even bigger deal …

Ep222 - Mixed Mental Arts: The Power Paradox

November 15th, 2016

1:11:35

Awww, yeah! Dacher Keltner is back, ladies and gents, and we're going to talk all about power, which seems like a really relevant topic after the election of Donald Trump. Here in California (or as my grandfather …

Ep221 - Mixed Mental Arts: Ghost Face Willer Drops Some Knowledge

November 8th, 2016

1:03:29

Robb Willer has the best twitter handle of any academic ever: @GhostFaceWiller. Yes, he's a Professor of Sociology and Psychology and Business at …

Ep220 - Mixed Mental Arts: Jordan B. Peterson

November 1st, 2016

1:14:09

When Canada began passing laws that limited what Professor Peterson could say in the name of political correctness, he felt compelled to speak out. …

Ep219 - Mixed Mental Arts: Interview: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

October 18th, 2016

1:09:25

For the last couple of months, I (Hunter) have been talking about The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace. Why? Because Rob Peace's story is what …

Ep218 - Mixed Mental Arts: Interview: The Dorito Effect

October 11th, 2016

1:09:25

In the wake of The Depression and World War II, it's understandable that the focus of North America's agricultural system became producing as many …

Ep217 - Mixed Mental Arts: You Must Accept Your Elephant Before You Can Train It

October 4th, 2016

1:03:50

Thanks to a suggestion by @ElliotBlair_ on Twitter, Mixed Mental Arts is introducing something new and very exciting. We will now be awarding belts. First up, the white belt which is already live at …

Ep216 - Mixed Mental Arts: The Callenphate Part 2

October 1st, 2016

1:04:50

In the last few years, ISIS has attracted people who don't feel like they belong in their own society to Syria with the promise that together they're going to rebuild The Caliphate. From the outside, it's pretty …

Ep215 - Mixed Mental Arts: The Callenphate Part 1

September 10th, 2016

54:30

The number one book Hunter is getting recommended right now is Tribe by Sebastian Junger. It's an amazing book. Mostly, it's about why US soldiers …

Ep214 - Mixed Mental Arts: Keeping it Simple isn't Necessarily Stupid

August 20th, 2016

48:02

Albert Einstein famously said, "Everything should be as simple as possible but no simpler." Sadly, though he's famous for saying this, it's pretty …

Ep213 - Mixed Mental Arts: Why is the World Full of Horse Shit Right Now?

August 6th, 2016

56:03

A century ago, the world faced a tremendous problem: horse shit. The world was full of it. And then an amazing invention pollution-saving device was …

Ep212 - Mixed Mental Arts: Master Kim and Tail Piece Tackle Black Lives Matter

July 30th, 2016

55:03

Welcome to the dojo! By special request of Hunter's mom, we're going to take our skills on the road and see what Mixed Mental Arts can do about a current, real world social issue like Black Lives Matter. One of the many …

Ep211 - Mixed Mental Arts: Don't waste your money going to fuckin' Hahvahd. Study with Master Kim instead.

July 2nd, 2016

48:11

Global warming, vaccines, evolution…it's pretty clear that scientific ideas aren't doing a very good job winning out. Neil DeGrasse Tyson has …

Ep210 - Mixed Mental Arts: A Tale of Two Kims

June 25th, 2016

1:12:15

In this next installment in our journey to mastery of Mixed Mental Arts, Bryan and Hunter take a look at the primary method by which culture is …

Ep209 - Mixed Mental Arts: Harrison Query

June 15th, 2016

51:06

Harrison Query is a screenwriter who at 25 years old has found success in the film industry that eludes most throughout their lifetime. With the …

Ep208 - Mixed Mental Arts: Henrich Sensei

June 4th, 2016

58:34

Bryan and Hunter enter the dojo of the mind with Joe Henrich, master of our first fundamental of the mind: cultural accumulation. As regular …

Ep207 - MMA for the Mind: The Introduction

May 21st, 2016

43:20

After literally hundreds of episodes, you would hope that Bryan and Hunter had learned something. In fact, they think they might have. Now, it's time …

Ep205 - Adam Grant

April 23rd, 2016

1:02:51

Adam Grant is the youngest tenured and most highly rated Professor at the Wharton School of Business BUT he passed up the opportunity to invest in …

Ep204 - John Ratey

April 9th, 2016

47:41

Best selling author, John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized …

Ep202 - Bryan Callen is On His Own Show

March 12th, 2016

36:10

Twice in a row, ladies and gentlemen. Hunter debriefs Bryan on what he missed and they catch up on the books they've been reading.

Ep201 - Dear Listener: Favorite Guest and Elusive Host Return to Show

February 27th, 2016

1:00:25

That's right, ladies and gentlemen. It's Michael Malice and a mystery guest host. Could it be Bryan Callen is back on The Bryan Callen Show? Guest …

Ep200 - Why do people without power make conspiracy theories? with Joe Uscinski

February 13th, 2016

1:04:23

In the age of the internet, the world seems to be full of conspiracy theories. 9/11 was an inside job. Obama is a secret Muslim. And Donald Trump is …

Ep199 - The Podcast Where Political Correctness is Euthanized

January 30th, 2016

1:07:30

A lot of people have tried to kill political correctness. Mostly, they do this by just saying racist, sexist, offensive generalizations. That's not …

Ep198 - Beyond Political Correctness: A Scientific Perspective on Gun Control, the success of Asian students and why Texans and terrorists have more in common than they realize

January 16th, 2016

58:09

Richard Nisbett grew up in Texas. So when he was looking for a culture he could say potentially uncharitable things about as a white man, he turned …

Ep197 - You Have Less Privacy Than You Thought (aka Creepy Shit Your Smartphone Does That You Didn't Even Know About)

January 2nd, 2016

56:30

Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown. In this episode, Alvaro lays out for us the …

Ep196 - Why Culture Matters: Joe Henrich on his book The Secret of Our Success

December 19th, 2015

43:09

Humans have always been pretty sure that they were special but we've never quite been sure why. Was it because we were made in God's image? Was it our opposable thumbs? Was it that we had bigger brains? Far be it for us …

Ep195 - Kim MacQuarrie

December 1st, 2015

59:27

When Hunter went to Peru this summer, he naturally went looking for books to read in preparation. Universally, the consensus was that THE book on the Inca Empire was Kim MacQuarrie's Last Days of the Inca. It was …

Ep194 - Peter Turchin: Transforming History Into Science

November 21st, 2015

1:00:10

Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, Hari Seldon figures out how to create a mathematical model that can predict the future. Well, Wired magazine has described today's guest as a 'real-life Hari Seldon." Peter Turchin …

Ep193 - A Capitalism for the People with Luigi Zingales

November 14th, 2015

30:27

Growing up in Italy, Luigi Zingales got to experience firsthand something that looked a lot like capitalism but definitely wasn't. Government …

Ep192 - Geoff Miller

October 17th, 2015

46:58

Geoffrey Miller studies the evolutionary psychology of sex and since sex is the cornerstone of evolution his work ends up having implications that …

Ep191 - Dr. Paul Ekman

October 3rd, 2015

40:32

In 1872, in The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals Charles Darwin hypothesized that emotions were hard-wired into our biology. However, it …

Ep190 - SUPER TUESDAY: Lawrence Lessig

September 21st, 2015

58:31

If you listen to a random episode of The Bryan Callen Show, you can bet that Bryan and I will be talking about how amazing Republic, Lost and its author Lawrence Lessig are. Well, we got him!!! Ladies and gentlemen, it …

Ep189 - The Biological Case for Democracy and Capitalism

September 19th, 2015

1:02:36

Both Daron Acemoglu (MIT economist and co-author of Why Nations Fail) and Dacher Keltner (Berkeley psychologist and author of many books including …

Ep188 - Katie Locke O'Brien and Claire Gerety-Mott ("The Hub")

September 5th, 2015

1:02:58

Recently, Michael Eisner, former head of Disney and ABC, lamented that he couldn't find women who were funny and hot. Eisner predicted he'd get flack …

Ep187 - Bryan Callen and Hunter Maats: Naked

August 22nd, 2015

40:04

Sometimes Bryan and Hunter like to get naked together...emotionally. It's time to bare all their thoughts and feelings!!! In this episode, they review everything they've learned and what the big take home lesson is. …

Ep186 - Adam Benforado: Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

August 8th, 2015

43:06

There's no doubt in any modern person's mind that the justice of the Medieval era was unjust. The court considered spiritual evidence, pigs were …

Ep185 - Jennifer Jacquet: Is Shame Necessary?

July 25th, 2015

59:38

It's probably no surprise that Californians have no shame. In fact, as Jennifer Jacquet writes in her latest book, shame has been found to be a central part of the emotional lives of Indonesians but to play virtually no …

Ep184 - David Sloan Wilson: Does Altruism Exist?

July 11th, 2015

1:05:28

In 1759, while working as a tutor, Adam Smith wrote a book called The Theory of Moral Sentiments that begins as follows: "How selfish soever man may …

Ep183 - Jean-Pierre Hocke

June 23rd, 2015

1:17:10

Today, on The Bryan Callen Show, Bryan and Hunter Maats speak with Jean-Pierre Hocke. Jean-Pierre joined in 1968 the Interntional Committee of the Red Cross - ICRC. After several field assignments he became ICRC's …

Ep182 - Kabir Sehgal

February 10th, 2015

44:55

Kabir Sehgal is kind of a triple threat. When he's not working at JP Morgan, he often spends his weekends with the US Navy Reserves but when we spoke to him he was using his weekend to go to the Grammy's...where's …

Ep181 - Katie O'Brien & Hunter Maats

January 6th, 2015

43:11

Bryan sits down with good friends and authors, Kathrine O'Brien and Hunter Maats, who share what they've learned along the way and a moment they wanted to be nowhere else. Plus a lot of inanity.

Ep180 - Allen Barton & Leo Flowers

December 30th, 2014

1:06:47

Today, Bryan and Leo Flowers sits down with Bryan's long time friend, Actor, Writer, Producer and former Scientologist, Allen Barton. They discuss …

Ep179 - Dom Irrera

December 23rd, 2014

47:47

This week, Bryan sits down alone with Hall of Fame stand-up comedian, Dom Irrera. Dom reminisced about Robin Williams, Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison and performing in the great comedy 80's.

Ep178 - Ganesh Sitaraman

December 16th, 2014

49:09

As part of our continuing look at counter-insurgency and nation building, we speak with Ganesh Sitaraman, Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University, and author of The Counterinsurgent‘s Constitution: Law in …

Ep177 - James Tooley

December 9th, 2014

1:07:11

In the early 1980s, James Tooley went to Zimbabwe to help support and build socialism by teaching under the then hopeful leadership of Robert Mugabe. …

Ep176 - Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett

December 4th, 2014

1:04:50

In 2006, Warren Buffett told his son that he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to making a difference in the world. That’s when he gave his son …

Ep175 - Jonah Berger

December 2nd, 2014

57:30

If there’s one thing we’d like to figure out at The Bryan Callen Show, it’s how to get good ideas to spread. Fortunately, Jonah Berger has those answers. While it often seems like things catch on randomly, Professor …

Ep174 - Stephen Kotkin

November 27th, 2014

58:29

When Professor Stephen Kotkin set out to write a biography of Stalin, he faced a series of challenges. Perhaps first and foremost, people already thought they knew who Stalin was. The world’s view of Stalin has been …

Ep173 - Pasi Sahlberg

November 25th, 2014

52:38

Throughout the 2000s, Finland emerged as the country with the best performing educational system in the world. It did so by defying much of the educational conventional wisdom. While the Global Educational Reform …

Ep172 - Paul Kindstedt

November 20th, 2014

47:22

During a cheese tasting class at Murray’s, Hunter heard the teacher say that “Cheese and Culture” was the best book on cheese in the world. …

Ep171 - Werner Sollors

November 18th, 2014

49:00

In the wake of World War II, as the world discovered the full extent of the atrocities committed by the NAZIs, the German people struggled to make …

Ep170 - Vanessa Tyson, Part 5

November 13th, 2014

1:05:54

Vanessa Tyson is a Professor of Government at the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. In this fifth episode of our series of conversations with Vanessa, Bryan is missing again. So, Hunter and Vanessa …

Ep169 - The Mother of All Podcasts

November 11th, 2014

41:40

In this interview, Bryan and Hunter draw together the lessons they’ve learned over their most recent podcasts. For more on Robert McNamara, you might …

Ep168 - Michael Malice, Part 2

November 6th, 2014

1:05:37

Michael Malice is has co-written books with MMA legend Matt Hughes, comedian DL Hughley and legendary rocker Brett Michaels and Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il. In this second interview, we …

Ep167 - Tom Woods

November 4th, 2014

47:43

Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr. began his life as a neoconservative but came to realize that the two political parties were broadly the same. Dissatisfied …

Ep166 - Jim Seymour

October 30th, 2014

1:00:33

Although the concept of the Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol is an ancient one (think scouts), they only began to be used by the US Army in Vietnam …

Ep165 - Matthew E May

October 28th, 2014

1:01:17

Matthew E. May spent over eight years as a close advisor to Toyota. During that time he developed an appreciation for the power of elegance. As he explains in this interview, all too often in order to make things better …

Ep164 - Scott Bullock

October 23rd, 2014

49:25

The Institute for Justice has been described (by Hunter and probably others) as the libertarian ACLU. In this interview, Scott Bullock (who joined …

Ep163 - Adam Grant

October 21st, 2014

1:00:55

In the wake of countless scandals at the highest corporate levels, it’s easy to think that the key to getting ahead in business is to be a taker, but actually it turns out that the success of Enron execs like Jeff …

Ep162 - John Nagl

October 16th, 2014

1:03:19

After fighting in the first gulf war, John Nagl returned to the United States and took part in a simulated military exercise. As a tank commander, he …

Ep161 - Michael Malice

October 14th, 2014

1:05:09

Michael Malice is has co-written books with MMA legend Matt Hughes, comedian DL Hughley and legendary rocker Brett Michaels but we brought him on to talk about the celebrity biography of one Kim Jong Il. In Dear Reader: …

Ep160 - Hannah Lane

October 9th, 2014

45:07

Hannah Lane describes herself as a human-centered designer and social entrepreneur. Basically that means she designs systems that help make the world a better place. While she began in the health space (specifically …

Ep159 - Vanessa Tyson, Round 4

October 6th, 2014

49:59

Vanessa Tyson is a Professor of Government at the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. In this fourth episode of our series of conversations with Vanessa, Bryan is hunting in the woods! So, Hunter and …

Ep158 - Barb Oakley

October 2nd, 2014

1:01:22

Barb Oakley may be a Professor of Engineering now but all through high school she was a self-professed math hater. She got a D in geometry…twice. She …

Ep157 - Justin Gest

September 29th, 2014

57:30

Since ISIS captured the attention of the West by beheading foreign journalists, the news media has been obsessed with covering them. Since 9/11, some of the most eye-catching terror-related stories have been about …

Ep156 - Caitlin Doughty

September 25th, 2014

46:18

Caitlin Doughty thinks an awful lot about death. In fact, she’s been doing it for years and that’s what lead her to become a mortician. In Smoke Gets …

Ep155 - Vanessa Tyson

September 22nd, 2014

1:04:56

Vanessa Tyson is a Professor of Government at the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. In this third episode of our series of conversations with Vanessa, Bryan booked a TV job! So, Hunter and Vanessa take …

Ep154 - William Deresiewicz

September 18th, 2014

44:12

As a Professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz became concerned by what had happened to America’s education. More than anything, he found that rather …

Ep153 - Robert D. Kaplan

September 15th, 2014

42:44

Robert D. Kaplan is the author of fifteen books on foreign policy and international affairs. He is Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor, a private …

Ep152 - Vanessa Tyson Part 2

September 11th, 2014

1:05:55

Vanessa Tyson is a Professor of Government at the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. In this second episode of our series of …

Ep151 - Euny Hong

September 8th, 2014

44:27

When Euny Hong moved to South Korea in 1985, it was by her own description not a wealthy country and yet now it’s one of the most technologically …

Ep150 - Lewis Dartnell

September 4th, 2014

36:58

The world seems fascinated with the possibility of an apocalypse. Zombies, mutant viruses, a giant meteorite impact, alien invasions…the point is the …

Ep149 - Jim Rickards

September 1st, 2014

48:53

A year ago, we interviewed Jim Rickards about his book Currency Wars which examined how money could be used as a weapon between nations. In his most …

Ep148 - David Sloan Wilson

August 28th, 2014

54:10

Darwin had a problem with bees. Understanding how evolution might work at the level of individuals was easy. Have an individual whose genes give them …

Ep147 - Vanessa Tyson

August 25th, 2014

1:04:34

Vanessa Tyson is a Professor of Government at the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. In this episode, Vanessa, Bryan and Hunter discuss various aspects of government, what is wrong with it and what can …

Ep146 - Professor David Goldberg

August 21st, 2014

49:06

Dave Goldberg works on issues in theoretical cosmology. He also writes books that make physics accessible to the general public including the subject …

Ep145 - Professor Nye

August 18th, 2014

45:13

In a recent survey of internatinal relations scholars, Professor Nye was ranked as the most influential scholar on American foreign policy, and in …

Ep144 - Dr. Wendy Chen

August 14th, 2014

57:34

Dr. Wendy Chen is an assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an oncologist affiliated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and …

Ep143 - Aubrey De Grey

August 11th, 2014

51:28

Aubrey De Grey is fighting the deadliest cause of death in the world. It kills two thirds of all people, far more than all other forms of death …

Ep142 - Spiros Michalakis

August 7th, 2014

53:18

The last time we had Spiros Michalakis on. We knew we needed to get him back on asap. Partly, because we got such amazing feedback from the community of listeners and partly because we were so busy having our minds …

Ep141 - Detlev Schlichter

August 4th, 2014

1:01:39

While Ben Dyson has argued that we need to take the power to create money out of the hands of bankers and put it entirely in the hands of government (you can here that episode here) Detlev Schlichter goes further …

Ep140 - Daron Acemoglu

July 31st, 2014

1:03:40

Daron Acemoglu is the co-author of one of Hunter’s five favorite books of all time, the incomparably brilliant Why Nations Fail in 2012. In a previous podcast, it was our pleasure to host Jared Diamond, whose …

Ep139 - Freeway Rick Ross

July 28th, 2014

1:01:43

Freeway Rick Ross came from nothing and started a business that grossed nearly a billion dollars and spanned forty-two cities. The problem is that …

Ep138 - Jason Selk

July 24th, 2014

27:46

While serving as the Director of Mental Training for the St Louis Cardinals, Dr. Jason Selk helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years, and in 2011 he assisted the Cardinals in the historic feat of …

Ep137 - Carol Dweck

July 21st, 2014

51:11

Carol Dweck had a simple question she wanted answered: why did some people take failure so personally while others seemed to thrive on it? Beginning …

Ep136 - A.J. Jacobs

July 17th, 2014

53:47

AJ Jacobs likes to experiment on himself and once he sets himself a challenge will do whatever it takes to meet it. He spent eight hours a day reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. He spent a year trying to be the …

Ep135 - Michael Callen

July 14th, 2014

1:02:44

Bryan sits down with his dad, Michael Callen for another installment of the Callen Report. Be sure to rate and comment in iTunes. Also, you can find the show on Stitcher.

Ep134 - Dacher Keltner

July 10th, 2014

42:25

As a professor of psychology at UC Berkley and the founding faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center, Dacher Keltner studies how we …

Ep133 - Ryan Holiday

July 7th, 2014

53:05

When he was 19, Ryan Holiday dropped out of college, apprenticed under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and Mastery, and asked Dr. Drew …

Ep132 - Craig Nelson

July 3rd, 2014

52:10

Craig Nelson is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Rocket Men, as well as Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern …

Ep131 - Rebecca Jeschke

June 30th, 2014

55:40

Nearly 25 years ago, before the world wide web even existed, two technologists and one lyricist for the Grateful Dead banded together to form an …

Ep130 - Coach Bill Courtney

June 26th, 2014

1:03:49

In 2011, Coach Bill Courtney was catapulted to national fame when Undefeated, a documentary about his volunteer coaching of the Manassas High …

Ep129 - Spiros Michalakis

June 23rd, 2014

1:02:27

Spiros Michalakis is a quantum physicist at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech. Drop the mic... I mean…really…Spiros is a quantum physicist at the number 1 program for quantum physics in the …

Ep128 - Partners in Passion

June 16th, 2014

59:26

Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels know a lot about sex. In fact, they may know more about it than anybody else on the planet. They write about it; they interview people about it; they’ve even done it together inside an …

Ep127 - Tim Ferriss

June 9th, 2014

59:20

Tim Ferriss is the creator of the 4-Hour Series of books. The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef have all become bestsellers and been translated into dozens of languages. In this his third appearance on …

Ep126 - Ben Dyson

June 2nd, 2014

1:05:46

On April 24th, Martin Wolf of The Financial Times threw his support behind the proposed reforms of a UK-based group called Positive Money. In so …

Ep125 - Robert Greene

May 26th, 2014

1:00:34

In 1532, an Italian diplomat and political theorist named Niccolo Machiavelli wrote a book on how best to most effectively acquire and keep power. It …

Ep124 - Kristin Newman

May 19th, 2014

1:02:08

As a regularly-employed writer on TV shows like That 70’s Show, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck and The Neighbors, Kristin Newman had two big things …

Ep123 - Joe Cross

May 12th, 2014

38:12

Bryan sits author and movie maker, Joe Cross. Joe Cross is an Australian entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, and wellness advocate. He is most known for his documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead in which he tells the …

Ep122 - John Durant

May 5th, 2014

1:04:38

John Durant is the author of The Paleo Manifesto and that is exactly what it is. Far from being just another book about the Paleo Diet, John lays out …

Ep121 - Adam Mansbach

April 28th, 2014

44:46

After trying to read his kid to sleep one night with little success, writer Adam Mansbach posted as a joke on his Facebook look out for my upcoming children’s book Go the Fuck to Sleep. That joke eventually turned into …

Ep120 - Asa Akira

April 24th, 2014

1:03:25

Bryan sits down with pornstar and author of "Insatiable: Porn - A Love Story," Asa Akira. She's been in the porn industry for several years and and …

Ep119 - The Second Machine Age - Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

April 21st, 2014

56:23

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee are both MIT professors. They also wrote a book together called The Second Machine Age and it’s amazing. Over the …

Ep118 - Dr. Paul Offit

April 17th, 2014

44:17

Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of …

Ep117 - Bert Vaux

April 14th, 2014

1:04:02

While a Professor at Harvard University, Bert Vaux noticed that within a week students were suppressing their accents in order to blend in on campus. What intrigued Bert was that even though students were trying to …

Ep116 - John Perkins

April 10th, 2014

1:02:27

Within its first week of publication, Confessions of An Economic Hitman hit #1 on Amazon. Then it hit The New York Times bestseller list. Within five weeks of its release, Confessions of An Economic Hitman was already …

Ep115 - Lindsey Davis

April 7th, 2014

48:30

Lindsey Davis describes herself modestly as “an English Lady Pensioner.” She is certainly an English Lady, but as an author she is far too prolific …

Ep114 - Randall Slavin

April 3rd, 2014

50:23

Bryan sits down with good friend and famed photographer, Randall Slavin. He has taken photos of some of the finest actors and entertainers in the game today. Check out his website, visit randallslavin.com. Be sure to …

Ep113 - Jerry Coyne

March 31st, 2014

1:01:58

Jerry Coyne is a professor of biology at the University of Chicago and the author of the brilliantly articulate Why Evolution is True. Piece by …

Ep112 - Greg Fitzsimmons

March 27th, 2014

47:09

Bryan sits down with comedian and Podcaster, Greg Fitzsimmons.  Greg was born in New York City, New York, to New York City radio personality Bob Fitzsimmons, and Patricia (née McCarthy) Fitzsimmons. He grew up in …

Ep111 - Jim Duane

March 24th, 2014

56:51

"Wanna know about wine and why it's good for your health? Jim Duane, wine maker for Seavey Vineyards sits me down and talks about how you get a world class Cabernet and what it takes to make something this perfect (and …

Ep110 - Christian Lander

March 20th, 2014

58:02

In January 2008, Christian Lander created a blog that gave a voice to people who already have way more than their fair share of a say in how the world is run. Stuff White People Like took a close look at just what makes …

Ep109 - William Bernstein

March 17th, 2014

59:14

Although William Bernstein has an MD and a PhD in Chemistry, he began his career in neuroscience before deciding to become a financial investor and an author of historical books. Safe to say, he’s exactly the sort of …

Ep108 - Bobby Lee

March 13th, 2014

1:01:19

Bryan sits down with good friend and comedian/actor, Bobby Lee. Bobby Lee is an American actor and comedian best known as a cast member on MADtv from …

Ep107 - Tamim Ansary

March 10th, 2014

57:36

While working on a history textbook for US students, Tamim Ansary found that he and his team of American advisors had a very different sense of the world. The Americans saw history as a long march towards democracy and …

Ep106 - Kira Soltanovich

March 6th, 2014

1:04:44

Bryan sits down with comedian, Kira Soltanovich. For the past 8 years, she could be seen as a television corespondent in her own reoccurring segment …

Ep105 - Dan O'Brien

March 3rd, 2014

1:04:19

As the head writer and creative director of video at Cracked.com, Dan O’Brien writes important potentially Pulitzer-prize winning pieces on topics …

Ep104 - Bad Pharma Discussion

February 24th, 2014

44:17

Dr. Ben Goldacre is the author of two excellent books, Bad Pharma and Bad Science, but he didn’t show up for this episode so there’s not much point …

Ep103 - Dan Coyle, David Epstein

February 17th, 2014

55:43

For 150 years, we’ve been taught that we had to choose sides when understanding where top-level performance comes from. Is it nature? Or, is it nurture? In this episode, two of our favorite guests of all time Dan …

Ep102 - John Gurche

February 14th, 2014

49:56

When Steven Spielberg was looking for a dinosaur expert for Jurassic park, he chose John Gurche. Steven Spielberg kind of gets to pick whoever he wants, so that’s a pretty good sign that John Gurche is the best in the …

Ep101 - Andrew Lih

February 10th, 2014

57:09

Perhaps nothing demonstrates the power of the internet and thereby the power of a democratic approach to problem solving like Wikipedia. In The …

Ep100 - Dave Asprey & Jimmy Burke

February 6th, 2014

1:05:11

Bryan sits down with the founder of The Bullet Proof Executive, Dave Asprey. Long time friend, Jimmy Burke. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes.

Ep99 - Seal Team 6

February 3rd, 2014

55:43

Bryan has a very exclusive conversation with one of America's finest military veterans and a former member of Seal Team 6. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes.

Ep98 - Chad Kultgen

January 30th, 2014

59:12

Bryan sits down with author, producer and actor, Chad Kultgen. He is a controversial author notable for publishing several novels on the sexual …

Ep97 - Steven Strogatz

January 27th, 2014

1:03:27

Steven Strogatz has a really impressive resumé. Besides being a professor at Cornell, he also has the sixth most highly cited paper in all of physics …

Ep96 - Jared Diamond

January 23rd, 2014

1:10:47

Jared Mason Diamond is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991), Guns, Germs, and Steel …

Ep95 – Lawrence Krauss

January 20th, 2014

47:52

Lawrence Krauss is the only physicist to have received awards from all three major American physics societies. In addition to his work as a …

Ep94 - Sarah Tiana

January 16th, 2014

42:26

Bryan and Hunter sit down with comedian, Sarah Tiana. They talk about their lives in comedy as well as comedians in relationships and much more. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. 

Ep93 - Charles Duhigg

January 13th, 2014

43:51

Charles Duhigg is a writer for the business section of The New York Times. He's clearly pretty good at it, because he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 …

Ep92 - Skylar Stone

January 9th, 2014

51:04

Bryan sits down with comedian, Skylar Stone. Stone has been seen on telelvision and in comedy clubs throughout the country. He has a monthly show at …

Ep91 - Russell Foster

January 6th, 2014

1:07:13

Along with his colleagues Professor Russell Foster broke the conventional wisdom and discovered a light-sensitive cell inside the eye that had …

Ep90 - Michael Callen

January 2nd, 2014

59:24

Back by popular demand, Bryan sits down with his dad, Michael Callen. They talk about a variety of different things, from professional schooling and …

Ep89 - Chris Bell

December 30th, 2013

42:56

"Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in this image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to …

Ep88 - Dov Davidoff

December 26th, 2013

49:52

It's the Bryan Callen Christmas Special. Bryan sits down with actor, comedian and good friend, Dov Davidoff. Be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes. 

Ep87 - Daniel Coyle

December 23rd, 2013

1:01:44

Daniel Coyle kept hearing about places all over world where talent flourished. They weren’t necessarily well-funded. They weren’t necessarily in big cities. In fact, quite often, these talent hot spots looked run down …

Ep86 - Jessimae Peluso

December 19th, 2013

46:31

Bryan sit down with MTV's Girl Code, Jessimae Peluso. She is “a bottle rocket with a pulse,” headed in only the expected, upward trajectory of a …

Ep85 - Steve Ujifusa

December 16th, 2013

48:08

Growing up in the age of the great transatlantic liner, William Francis Gibbs had only one dream: to build the world’s greatest ship. In that age, nations competed to build the largest, most luxurious and the fastest …

Ep84 - Don Barris

December 12th, 2013

52:18

Don's has an unique brand of comedy unlike most other comics and that makes him the clubs perfect closing act every night. Don was the …

Ep83 - Jack O'Brien (Cracked.com)

December 9th, 2013

1:04:07

For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked …

Ep82 - Jay Larson

December 5th, 2013

1:01:10

Bryan sits down with comedian, Jay Larson. They discuss a variety of topics. With appearances on TOSH.0, The Late Late show, The Smoking Gun Presents, Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central Jay has come a …

Ep81 - Tim Ferriss

December 2nd, 2013

59:53

By 2004, Tim Ferriss was running an online brain and body supplements company that was grossing $40,000 a month. He was his own boss. He was making a lot of money. Things seemed good until one day his girlfriend handed …

Ep80 - Joe Rogan

November 28th, 2013

1:36:34

Bryan sits down with comedian, UFC Commentator, and Podcaster of the "Joe Rogan Experience," good friend, Joe Rogan. They discuss their personal hunting experiences and as a added bonus, Master Hunter Steven Rinella.

Ep79 - David Grann

November 25th, 2013

49:48

"Grann himself inspires a devotion in readers that can border on the obsessive,” writes a Slate journalist describing the work of New Yorker reporter David Grann. We can understand why. Grann’s work is obsessively …

Ep78 - Bill Burr

November 21st, 2013

1:11:46

Bryan sits down with comedian, Bill Burr. As with other comics associated with The Opie & Anthony Show, in 2008, Burr's voice was featured in the game Grand Theft Auto IV. In the game, Bill plays Jason Michaels of …

Ep77 - David Epstein

November 18th, 2013

1:00:16

As a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, Dave Epstein helped break the story that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003. He's written for the Swimsuit Edition--which he describes as the cushiest …

Ep76 - Tony Blauer

November 14th, 2013

40:06

Bryan sits down with fitness expert, Tony Blauer. Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) is one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in …

Ep75 - Merchants of Doubt

November 11th, 2013

56:52

In Merchants of Doubt, Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway reveal that the same handful of individuals who have made a career out of selling doubt. Fred …

Ep74 - John Truby

November 7th, 2013

1:06:03

Over the course of three decades working in Hollywood, John Truby has fixed over a thousand film scripts. In his book Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to …

Ep73 - Alexis Ohanian

November 4th, 2013

1:09:47

Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit out of his dorm room at the University of Virginia. As a leader of the grass-roots movement that overturned Congress's Stop Online Piracy Act and Senate IP Protection Act, he earned a …

Ep72 - Harland Williams

October 31st, 2013

1:02:52

Bryan Callen sits down with actor and comedian, Harland Williams from such movies as "Dumb and Dumber," "Freddy Got Fingered," "There's Something About Mary," "Half Baked," "RocketMan," "Sorority Boys," "Down Periscope" …

Ep71 - Reflections

October 28th, 2013

58:05

Bryan and Hunter take this episode to reflect on and synthesize everything they've learned over the course of the last dozen or so episodes recording the show together. From the philosophy of Professor Dan Robinson to …

Ep70 - Steve Byrne

October 24th, 2013

54:17

Bryan and Hunter sit down with the star of "Sullivan and Son," on TBS, stand-up comedian, Steve Byrne. They discuss Steve's sitcom as well as other …

Ep69 - Charles Mann

October 21st, 2013

53:50

Charles C. Mann didn't plan to write about the world before and after Columbus, but, at a certain point, he realized he couldn't wait for anyone else …

Ep68 - Jimmy Shubert

October 17th, 2013

49:25

Bryan sits down with comedian, actor and podcaster, Jimmy Shubert. He's been seen on his own Comedy Central Special, King of Queens, Italian Job, Go!, and countless other movies and television shows. He has his very own …

Ep67 - Michael Callen

October 14th, 2013

1:04:40

"Big Mike" Callen, aka Bryan's dad, brings his many years of experience in banking and foreign policy to to a discussion of the government shutdown …

Ep66 - Tom Segura

October 10th, 2013

42:45

Bryan Callen sits down with comedian and podcaster, Tom Segura. They talk about stand-up comedy and much more. Also, be sure to Rate and Comment on iTunes.

Ep65 - Tim Snyder, Michael Callen

October 7th, 2013

1:00:53

In a very special episode of The Bryan Callen Show, Mike Callen joins Bryan and Hunter in interviewing the authors of one of his very favorite books: Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Detailing the combined …

Ep64 - Jon Lovitz

October 3rd, 2013

1:12:40

Bryan and Hunter sit down with comedian and SNL Alumni, Jon Lovitz. They discuss their experiences doing comedy and sketch shows. Jon spoke about his personal experience coming up as a comedian as well as auditioning …

Ep63 - Sarah Rose

September 30th, 2013

46:01

Sarah Rose is the author of For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History. At the beginning of the 19th …

Ep62 - Bret Ernst

September 26th, 2013

38:01

Bryan sits down with good friend and comedian, Bret Ernst. They discuss comedy, acting, entertainment, sports and Bret marriage plans. This is our first installment of comedy Thursdays. Be sure to check us out on …

Ep61 - Karen Karbo

September 23rd, 2013

51:56

The New York Times called Karen Karbo "a very funny writer" something that becomes abundantly clear in her wit-filled Kick-Ass Women series of books. Examining the lives of women who lived life on their own terms …

Ep60 - Kim Dower

September 19th, 2013

59:01

Kim Dower is fast becoming acclaimed in the poetry world for her humor and "turns." The Los Angeles Times described her first collection Air Kissing …

Ep59 - Joshua Foer

September 12th, 2013

56:11

In 2006, Josh Foer became the U.S.A. Memory Champion and yet he insists his memory is totally average…and so do other memory champions like Ben Pridmore. In fact, as Foer recounts in his New York Times bestselling book …

Ep58 - Dan Robinson

September 5th, 2013

1:16:29

Daniel N. Robinson is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Georgetown University and a Fellow of the Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford …

Ep57 - Larry Flynt

August 29th, 2013

54:33

Larry Flynt is America's most controversial and perhaps most effective living defender of the First Amendment. However, by his own admission, Larry Flynt did not set out to defend the Bill of Rights. He set out to have …

Ep56 - Matt Ridley

August 22nd, 2013

1:00:17

Listening to the news or hyperlinking our way through blog posts, it might seem like the end is nigh. Whether the coming crisis is environmental, economic or some intoxicating mix of the two, the message is always …

Ep55 - Bob Harris

August 15th, 2013

58:41

Imagine a bank that operates in 67 countries around the world, has one employee, has made thousands of loans with an average value of $25 a pop and is committed to never making a profit but believes it can help …

Ep54 - Richard Miles

August 8th, 2013

55:39

For over 120 years and across three separate wars, Rome and Carthage battled for control of the Mediterranean in a no-holds barred conflict that …

Ep53 - Jonathan Haidt

August 1st, 2013

59:09

As a professor at the University of Virginia, Jonathan Haidt uses the scientific method to study human morality…which leads to asking people some …

Ep52 - Ken Chase

July 25th, 2013

51:31

Dr. Ken Chase is the author of Firearms: A Global History to 1700, which legendary historian William McNeill described as "a great achievement." In Firearms, Ken does much more than summarize how firearms develops; he …

Ep51 - James Rollins

July 18th, 2013

59:01

While working as a vet and running a practice with fifteen employees, James began writing again. Beginning with short stories, he built his …

Ep50 - Mark Kurlansky

July 11th, 2013

55:34

When Mark Kurlansky wrote Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, he was not only publishing a New York Times Bestseller but also …

Ep49 - Lara Setrakian

July 4th, 2013

59:55

As a reporter for ABC and Bloomberg Television, Lara Setrakian crisscrossed the Middle East reporting live as the Arab Spring spread throughout the region. Her first-hand experience of what was happening in the region …

Ep48 - Jim Rickards

June 27th, 2013

52:54

In 2009, Jim Rickards was invited by The Pentagon to participate in a new kind of war game where the only weapons to be used would be financial. From …

Ep47 - David Kwong

June 20th, 2013

49:09

Hunter Maats sits in with Bryan Callen on this episode. Bryan interviews magician David Kwong. Called the "Illusunist for Intellectuals," by the Wall …

Ep46 - Elliott Hulse

June 13th, 2013

55:43

In this episode, Bryan interviews strength training coach, Elliott Hulse. He's been blogging and creating videos about building strength, increasing …

Ep45 - David Blaine

June 6th, 2013

34:33

David Blaine opens up about what motivates him to succeed and where it all comes from in the first place. I've known the guy for 23 years and it was a privilege to bring you the man behind the magic. You can't succeed …

Ep44 - Dave Asprey

May 30th, 2013

59:44

Dave Asprey, asks Why do I do this? Because I’m happier when I get to help people, and because it took nearly 20 years and $250k to learn how to do things that aren’t supposed to be possible and then to use them to be a …

Ep43 - Jimmy Burke

May 23rd, 2013

50:26

Bryan sits down with best friend and Prince of New York, Jimmy Burke. They discuss a variety of different topics, focusing around the fighter life. Jimmy Burke comes from a fighter family. His father was a boxer and is …

Ep42 - Michael Callen

May 16th, 2013

1:14:01

Back by popular demand, Michael Callen, father of Bryan Callen, is making his 4th appearance on the show. They discuss how Mike is relearning …

Ep41 - Kurt Schwengel

May 9th, 2013

1:38:08

Kurt Schwengel has been teaching Kindergarten for over 17 years at the Franklin elementary School in Santa Monica. Franklin school. This former D1 …

Ep40 - John Romaniello & Adam Bornstein

May 2nd, 2013

1:06:52

You were born to achieve greatness, to be a man. But somewhere along the way you started to live an ordinary life. Fitness experts John Romaniello and Adam Bornstein developed a system that targets hormone optimization; …

Ep39 - Stoney Curtis

April 25th, 2013

1:10:06

Stoney Curtis is an American pornographic actor, director and producer. He founded the adult film companies Celestial Productions in 1998, and Lethal …

Ep38 - Ronda Rousey

April 18th, 2013

1:02:08

Featuring Ronda Rousey, an American mixed martial artist and judoka. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She has defeated all …

Ep37 - Bruce Buffer

April 11th, 2013

1:04:59

Bruce Buffer is the official Octagon announcer for UFC events. On UFC broadcasts, he is introduced as the "Veteran Voice of the Octagon". He is the half brother of the well-known boxing and professional wrestling ring …

Ep36 - Brendan Schaub

April 4th, 2013

44:58

Featuring Brendan Schaub, they talk about the fighting world,  self-doubt, the challenge of being a champ and learning how to over come. Real fighting. Great stuff.

Ep34 - Steve-O

March 19th, 2013

1:26:36

Featuring Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) has become a household name and it all started when he snatched a video camera from his father's closet …

Ep33 - Kenny Hotz

March 7th, 2013

1:01:23

Featuring Kenny Hotz, a Toronto based producer and comedian. He is a former South Park consultant and writer, creator/star of the Comedy Central …

Ep32 - Tom Bigley

March 4th, 2013

56:56

This episode features 1st Sgt. Tom Bigley, a former Delta Force Operator. He's been in every U.S. conflict since Panama. He gives an inside look into the responsibility and philosophy one must possess when overseeing or …

Ep31 - Sam Sheridan

February 19th, 2013

55:19

Featuring Sam Sheridan, author of "A Fighter's Heart," "A Fighter's Mind," and most recently "The Disaster Diaries." They discuss a variety of different ways you can prepare yourself for a disaster as well as the …

Ep30 - Tim Ferriss

February 5th, 2013

1:16:12

Featuring Tim Ferriss, an American author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker. In 2007, he published The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, which was a #1 New York Times …

Ep29 - Jay Mohr

January 19th, 2013

54:16

Featuring Comedian/Actor/Producer and podcaster, Jay Mohr. They discuss a variety of different topics, from the books they both are reading and/or …

Ep28 - Michael Callen

January 9th, 2013

1:17:41

Back by popular demand is Bryan's father, Mr. Michael Callen, a retired financial businessman, who at one time ran the largest banks in the world, …

Ep27 - John Leguizamo

December 28th, 2012

39:47

Show producer, Mike Casentini and Bryan, close out the year by reviewing some of the past episodes as well as discussing the future of the show. As an added bonus, we've attached a short interview with actor/comedian, …

Ep26 - Kevin Hart

December 19th, 2012

40:21

Featuring actor and comedian, Kevin Hart. On the set of the movie, "Ride Along," Bryan interviews Kevin in his trailer. Kevin plays a prank on Bryan for the first 25 minutes, and if it's comedy you want, then comedy you …

Ep25 - Hunter Maats

December 12th, 2012

1:18:01

Featuring Hunter Maats, author of "The Straight-A Conspiracy." In this episode, they discussissues pertaining to the country as well as asking the questions: Why do nations fail and what are the challenges we face in …

Ep24 - Christy Wampole

December 8th, 2012

36:57

Featuring Christy Wampole, Assistant Professor of French and Italian at Princeton and author of "How to Live Without Irony," a critically acclaimed …

Ep23 - Artie Lange

November 20th, 2012

1:02:17

Featuring Stand-up comedian, actor and MADtv alumni, Artie Lange. They discuss their time at MADtv and Artie opens up about his time in rehab. Funny stories about playing Scrabble in a psych ward and keeping score. …

Ep22 - Will Sasso

November 15th, 2012

1:06:48

The episode is sponsored by AudiblePodcast.com/Manthoughts, featuring good friend, television and film actor and the creator of the 10 Minute …

Ep21 - Dov Davidoff

November 9th, 2012

46:54

Featuring good friend and standup comedian, actor, writer, Dov Davidoff. The discuss the ways of the world, including entitlements, world populations …

Ep20 - Hernando Chaves

October 31st, 2012

40:14

Featuring sex therapist, Dr. Hernando Chaves. They discuss sex as it pertains to men and women in relationships. The focus is on, how to be a better lover in your relationships and oh yes, they do talk about penis size.

Ep19 - Mike Catherwood

October 16th, 2012

53:56

Featuring Radio and television personality Mike Catherwood of Lovelines with Dr. Drew and Simone Bienne. He's one of the most beloved names in Los Angeles' top rated radio market. Known to listeners as Psycho Mike, he …

Ep18 - Dr. Howard Wasdin

October 12th, 2012

41:06

Featuring Dr. Howard Wasdin, author of 3 books, SEAL TEAM SIX: WARRIOR, SEAL TEAM SIX: OUTCASTS, and SEAL TEAM SIX: MEMOIRS OF AN ELITE NAVY SEAL SNIPER. DR. HOWARD E. WASDIN is a former Navy SEAL Team Six member and …

Ep17 - Michael Callen

October 2nd, 2012

1:06:41

Featuring Michael Callen, back by popular demand. Once again, he illuminates us with his wise words. In this episode, we discuss "The Power to …

Ep16 – Kieran Gallagher

September 24th, 2012

1:09:51

Featuring Kieran Gallagher, who has been working in Hollywood as a top tier stunt man for many years. He's currently working on HANGOVER 3 and …

Ep15 – Alana Evans

September 21st, 2012

1:03:12

Featuring Alana Evans is one of those rare porn stars who's been romping on film for over 15 years and still going strong. I went to her house in the valley to do this interview and what blew me away was how normal her …

Ep14 – Matt Mystery

September 11th, 2012

47:41

Featuring a Special Operations ground-force commander who was responsible for carrying out KILL/CAPTURE missions in Iraq and Afganistan. I interviewed him after he came back from doing 5 tours in Iraq and Afganistan. He …

Ep13 – Nate Marquardt

September 5th, 2012

59:15

Featuring Mixed Martial Arts and Strikeforce Champion, Nate Marquardt. Nate began his training in the martial arts as a teenager, studying the disciplines of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, and Kenpo under instructor …

Ep12 – Jay Mohr

August 30th, 2012

1:14:49

Featuring comedian, actor, radio host and best selling author, Jay Mohr. We discuss a variety of topics including entertainment industry, stand-up …

Ep11 – Michael Fattorosi

August 14th, 2012

1:00:04

Featuring one of pornography's biggest legal defenders talk about fighting crazy laws, freedom of expression, the positive and negative side of porns vast reach, the FUTURE of porn and what it's like to be MARRIED to a …

Ep10 – Michael Callen

July 24th, 2012

1:02:42

Featuring the man that shaped me, my father, Michael Callen. In this podcast, MICHAEL CALLEN, talks about why he is a libertarian and how the biggest threat to our country is the "growth of the state". He takes issue …

Ep9 – Jimmy Burke

July 16th, 2012

56:30

Featuring good friend and the Prince of New York, Jimmy Burke. Jimmy is a life-long friend. We’ve done a lot together over the years and we’ve seen much of the world. In this episode, we discuss the past as well as our …

Ep8 – Michael Rapaport

July 10th, 2012

32:42

Featuring film actor Michael Rapaport. A true New Yorker through and through, Michael Rapaport, the son of a radio program manager, may have moved to …

Ep7 – John “Bloodclot” Joseph

July 3rd, 2012

45:56

Featuring the lead singer for the Cro-Mags, John “Bloodclot” Joseph. Joseph was raised in foster care and grew up on the streets of New York. He was the lead singer for the New York hardcore punk band Cro-Mags from 1984 …

Ep6 – Patty Jenkins

June 26th, 2012

44:12

Featuring Director of “Monster,” Patty Jenkins. A director with a remarkable grasp of characterization and emotional depth, Patty Jenkins stunned …

Ep5 – Sam Brown – Part 2

June 19th, 2012

1:04:01

Featuring good friend, stand-up comedian Sam Brown. This is the 2nd installment of a 2 part series. Sam Brown’s career began the moment he came out of his mother’s womb and was ignored by his entire family. Like other …

Ep4 – Sam Brown – Part 1

June 17th, 2012

51:58

Featuring good friend, stand-up comedian Sam Brown. This is the first installment of a 2 part series. Sam Brown’s career began the moment he came out of his mother’s womb and was ignored by his entire family. Like other …

Ep3 – Dov Davidoff

May 29th, 2012

36:12

Featuring good friend, actor and stand-up comedian Dov Davidoff. Combining hyper A.D.D. with an amusingly and acute take on things, Davidoff puts on one of the most high intensity shows in standup making him an audience …

Ep2 – The Straight-A Conspiracy

May 22nd, 2012

1:02:18

Featuring the authors of “THE STRAIGHT-A CONSPIRACY,” Hunter Maats and Katie O’Brien. What if the only reason you aren’t doing well in school is that …

Ep1 – Anthony Tambakis

May 8th, 2012

1:04:32

Featuring writer and producer of the Lions Gate film “WARRIOR,” Anthony Tambakis. Anthony Tambakis is a former Professor of Creative Writing, an …

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