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The Open Mic Podcast with Brett Allan

162 EpisodesProduced by Brett AllanWebsite

Welcome to the Open Mic Podcast!Join Brett weekly as he interviews celebrities, entrepreneurs, influencer's and high level thought leaders!This is not your ordinary podcast, as we like to say, here you will find"Interesting people,and amazing conversations"

162 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Time to Say Goodbye Open Mic Podcast and Hello to the Brett Allan Show!!!

July 6th, 2019


Its time to say goodbye to the Open Mic Podcast.. and Hello To The Brett Allan Show!

More details to come soon, it will be premiering August 1st!

Nothing changes on how you listen, it will be a very smooth transition! We …

Sam Petralia of Bullhorn.FM Wants To Make Podcasts Available to Everyone

June 26th, 2019


Sam Petraila is the Co-Founder and engineer of a fairly new podcasting app, Bullhorn.FM

It's simple.

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The Amazing Seller Scott Voelker: Competitive Markets, Being an Online Sales Master, and Living a Life of True Freedom

June 24th, 2019


Scott calls himself " A very simple guy" and that is the absolute truth.

He says he has the "Curse" of being an entrepreneur, and the only cure is to …

Go Behind The Curtain With Adaleta Avdic: What The Life of An Influencer Really Looks Like

June 20th, 2019


Adeleta has been working since she was 16 and went on to graduate from the University of Arizona, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business …

Michelle Tillis Lederman Author Of the Connectors Advantage Helps You Grow Your Influence and Impact

June 10th, 2019


Michelle is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and author of four books including The 11 Laws of Likability, Heroes Get Hired and Nail The Interview – Land The Job, and the newly released ,The Connector’s …

Tonya Banks "Lil Boss"Star of Little Women LA Packs A Big Punch!

June 5th, 2019


Tonya Banks, aka "Lil Boss" is the star and and co-creator of the hit TV show, Little Women LA.

Tonya has worked as an actress in TV and Film for over 30 years and is letting viewers get a glimpse into her world as a …

Behind the Scenes with Eric and Brett #4

May 30th, 2019


In this excellent episode of behind the scenes Eric and Brett discuss the woes of moving hosts, website nightmares, best practices to get people listening and engaged with podcasting, video streaming. and of course, …

Happy Memorial Day from the Open Mic Podcast

May 27th, 2019


Happy Memorial Day from Brett and the Bay Area Studios. I hope everyone has an amazing day, time with family, and truly remember those who have gone …

Chris Medina Psychic and Medium Keeps It Real

May 16th, 2019


Chris Medina is a Psychic and Medium. At first glance, its hard to know if something like this is real, fake or maybe something in between.

After this episode, and reading, I am convinced even more...that there are …

Coming this Week Medium and Psychic Chris Medina (Bonus Trailer)

May 13th, 2019


Chris Medina, medium and psychic is on the show this week, buckle up, its going to get real!


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Retired World Series of Poker Champion Annie Duke Helps You Make Better Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts (Thinking in Bets)

May 11th, 2019


Annie Duke is an author, and experienced corporate speaker and consultant on the behavior of decision making. In 2018, Annie’s first book for general …

Super Joe Pardo is a Master Sensei In the Dojo of Life and Business

May 8th, 2019


Today's guest is Super Joe Pardo, in this episode we covered everything from his podcast, brand new TV show that is releasing very soon, and his podcast conference, MAPCON.

Joe is one of the best guys out there and I …

Super Joe Pardo, Batman (30) (Bonus Trailer) and Few Other Little Items

May 5th, 2019


Today we have an upcoming guest announcement, thoughts on the 30 year anniversary release of Batman and a few other surprises.

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Gearld Glassford is the Pop Culture King of the Cosmos (SPOILER ALERT)

May 3rd, 2019


Gearld Glassford swings buy to talk all things pop culture. We discuss the new Avengers, TV shows on the bubble, and whats next for MCU. He has an …

Brett's Marvel End Game Recap (No Spoilers) Bonus Episode

April 30th, 2019


The title says it all. Enjoy,

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Silicon Valley Top Angel Investor Robin Farmanfarmaian Helps You Leverage Your Expertise To Drive Business and Reach Your Goals: The Thought Leader Formula

April 25th, 2019


Robin Farmanfarmaian is one of the Silicon Valley's Top Angel Investors.

She is also a professional speaker, entrepreneur, driving high-level business development for cutting-edge medical and biotech companies poised to …

Jim Meskimen is a Man of Many Voices and Talents and Keeps the Creativity Flowing

April 20th, 2019


Jim has been a professional actor for nearly thirty years He has appeared in the films Apollo 13, The Grinch, Frost/Nixon, The Punisher, Not …

Amy Lyle: Comic, Author, Being Your Best Self and Enjoying a Well Told D*** Joke

April 11th, 2019


Author and Comic Amy Lyle stops by to talk about her book, being the best authentic version of yourself, and what she finds funny.

Her book is the best and everyone needs to read it.

Amy Lyle is an author, …

Behind the Scenes with Eric and Brett III (Burnout, When to Release Episodes and Oh the Places We Will Go)

April 7th, 2019


Its time for another behind the scenes episode with Eric and Brett. Today we talk about burnout, when to release an episode, and how we pick our guests. Plus, much more. Thanks for joining in and enjoy!

Scott Carson Buys Stressed Notes, and Helps People Keep Their Home (Credit Scores, Brokers and Loans Oh My)

March 29th, 2019


Scott Carson is the founder and CEO of We Close Notes. He and his team, help home owners who are upside or behind on their payments, catch up, and keep their home. He has been doing this over a decade, and has helped so …

Claudia Green War Refugee Turned Hollywood PR Firm Owner Gives Some Advice On Overcoming Adversity

March 24th, 2019


Claudia Greene (CEO and Founder of Mayhem Entertainment) is a proud graduate of University of Miami with a degree in Journalism and …

An Open Mic Editorial

March 23rd, 2019


Its been a few weeks, but we are back in full swing. Here Brett reflects on the break, shares some thoughts, and looks forward to the future.

Jordan Paris, No Contractual Relationships, Defining Growth Mindset, and Taking Responsibility For Your Own Actions

March 19th, 2019


Jordan Paris is a 21-year-old author, web-developer, podcast host, and former college athlete seen in Men’s Health as a beacon of light for …

An Open Mic Update: Where Oh Where Has Brett Been?

March 10th, 2019


A little update on where Brett has been and the future of the show.

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AJ Wilcox Helps You Navigate the Wild Wild West of Linkden

February 28th, 2019


AJ Wilcox is a long-time digital marketer who

fell in love with the LinkedIn Ads platform in

2011. He founded in 2014, which

specializes …

Steve Sims Author of "Bluefishing" the Art Of Making Things Happen Asks the Question "Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?"

February 26th, 2019


Steve Sims has often been referred to as the modern day Wizard of Oz.

Steve's day job is to make the impossible possible. With his help and expertise, his clients’ fantasies and wildest dreams come true. Getting …

Jerri Williams Retired FBI Agent is on a Mission to Tell the World Who the FBI is and What They Do

February 20th, 2019


Jerri Williams is a 26 year veteran of the FBI. During her career she worked in financial crimes, and handled some very major cases.

These days, in her own words, she is "Living out her glory days" telling the world …

Behind the Scenes with Larry Roberts, Eric Hunley and Brett Allan (Re-Branding Your Show)

February 18th, 2019


What happens when you get three podcast host's in one room? Listen in to find out!

In this Episode, Larry Roberts of the Readily Random Podcast, joins in to talk all things podcasting, his show, and the topic at hand, …

Ty Crandall Of Credit Suite is a Business Credit Expert

February 15th, 2019


Ty Crandall is an internationally known speaker, author, and business credit expert. With over 17 years of financial experience Ty is recognized as an authority in business credit building, business credit scoring, and …

Liam Martin Founder of Time Doctor Helps Your Business Increase Productivity

February 13th, 2019


Liam Martin is an entrepreneur and the founder of Time Doctor. A business software that helps companies, remote employees, increase their productivity in very considerable ways.

In this episode he discusses how this …

Alec Torelli Professional Poker Player and Entrepreneur, Helps You Find Your North Star In Life

February 11th, 2019


Alec Torelli has a unique perspective as it relates to decision making based on his career as one of the most successful high stakes poker players in …

Heather Ann Havenwood Helps You Shout Your Message From the Mountain Tops (Literally)

February 8th, 2019


Heather Ann Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC and Chief Sexy Boss, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing. Since marketing her …

Oscar Trimboli and Deep Listening: The Cost of Not Listening and How to Get Better

February 7th, 2019


Oscar helps people listen better.

In a typical conversation, a large portion of it is often missed, misunderstood, or just ignored. This begs the question, how can we improve and get better?

On today's show, we discuss …

Chris Parker Founder of Whats My IP Address Is An Internet Ninja

February 4th, 2019


Chris Parker is an internet Ninja.

He has 15+ years experience in developing dynamic content web sites. Experienced in building websites from …

Hey Siri......Tell Me More About Susan C Bennett

February 1st, 2019


Today's guest is Susan C Bennett! If you don't know who is she is by now, she is the original voice of Siri.

Did you know she sings? Is in a band? Is the international voice of Delta Airlines, Amtrack, and so much more?

Dana Pharant Former Dominatrix Will Help You Become A Bad Ass In Business

January 30th, 2019


Dana Pharant is a former Dominatrix turned successful business woman, author and entrepreneur.

"When you resist failing you don’t play full out, you …

Pradeepa Narayanaswamy Fertility Coach Helps Infertility SUCK LESS

January 28th, 2019


In today's episode, we tackle the topic of infertility. If you have ever struggled with this, or know someone who has, this episode is just for you.

Pradeepa helps couples who want to have children work through the long …

Arnold V Strong of Unify Earth: Humanitarian Aid, Block Chains and Rebuilding The Bahamas

January 25th, 2019


Arnold Strong is a Humanitarian, Communications Strategist, Management Consultant and a Visionary who serves on several Veteran focused Non-Profits …

13 Minutes with John Lee Dumas

January 23rd, 2019


Today's episode is short and sweet! I had a brief, but full conversation with the host of Entrepreneur On Fire John Lee Dumas. The content was so …

Jason Linett of Work Smart Hypnosis: Chief Hypnotist In Charge and Ethical Influence

January 22nd, 2019


Jason Linett is the CEO and Founder or Work Smart Hypnosis.

He is an expert at helping organizations and the people within them create powerful …

Dave Jackson from The School Of Podcasting Is Your Go To Guy

January 19th, 2019


In 2018 Dave Jackson was inducted into the Podcast Hall of Fame. On top of that, he has been podcasting since 2005, and he has clocked over 1.6 Million, plus downloads since 2017.

His podcast, about podcasting is a one …

Fighting Impostor Syndrome

January 17th, 2019


In one way, shape or form, all of us deal with it. We may not realize it, but I think we do. Feeling like a fake or fraud, not giving ourselves credit for hard work, and giving others credit, or allowing them to judge …

Meredith Masony From YouTube and Instagram's "That's Inappropriate"

January 15th, 2019


Today's guest is Meredith Masony, you know her from her widely successful YouTube channel, IG, Blog, all of which have a massive following.

Meredith …

Special Guest Pro Skater and Investment Entrepreneur Mikey Taylor

January 12th, 2019


Former pro skater Mikey Taylor joins Brett to talk about his very successful skating career that was over quite quickly, when his contract with DC …

Attorney Richard Chapo and the "Wild Wild West World" of the Internet

January 10th, 2019


Richard Chapo is an attorney at law for the internet. He helps businesses, entrepreneurs, and other folks, navigate and understand the business of …

Behind the Scenes with Eric and Brett #2

January 6th, 2019


Eric and Brett join forces this week, again, to talk about each others guests, feedback from the show's, whats upcoming, and what it really takes to put together and produce a show. With a lot of laughs along the way.

Damion Lupo Rewrites the Rules on Retirement and Financial Freedom

January 5th, 2019


American Sensei. Yokido Founder. 5th Degree Black Belt.

Financial Mentor to Transformation Nation.

Best selling author in personal finance. Rewriting …

New Years Eve Bonus with Eric and Brett (Behind the Scenes)

December 31st, 2018


Here is an unplanned bonus for all my loyal plans. Brett is joined by Eric Hunley of the "Unstructured Podcast" and its a fun one for sure.

They talk about past episodes, lessons learned and whats to come for their …

John Allen, Navy Seals and Elite Meet

December 25th, 2018


Ever wondered what Navy SEALs, fighter pilots and other elite veterans do once they leave the military?
They go job hunting, just like everybody else looking for a new career. Except special operators and fighter pilots …

Zane Lamprey With Podcast One and Embracing Failure

December 23rd, 2018


Sometimes you just have to say $%^& it. According to Zane, if your not willing to take the risk and face failures you may never experience success. From failed TV shows, getting cancelled, and listening to the …

Racing, Brand Building and Mental Health With Justin Peck

December 20th, 2018


Off road racing superstar Justin peck has a very candid conversation with Brett about balancing life between his very successful racing career, being …

Book Announcement, Upcoming Guests and 2019

December 19th, 2018


Today's show is brief but informative. Brett talks about his new book, some upcoming guests and the excitement of 2019.

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Laura Petersen, Self Publishing Mentor-ship and Time Vampires

December 16th, 2018


Laura Petersen is an author, entrepreneur and the founder of "Copy That Pops". If you have ever had the desire to write a book, expand and grow your business, and maximize what your doing, then listen in to this …

Jennifer Briney of The Congressional Dish Podcast

December 14th, 2018


Award winning podcaster, Jennifer Briney joins in on the podcast to talk political hot topics, the state of the union so to speak...and why does …

Dave Ankin, Batman, Water World and A&E's Toy Makerz

December 12th, 2018


Rev up your engines for today's episode. Dave started his career playing Batman at the Six Flags Stunt Show, as well as Water World at Universal …

Six Degrees of Randall Kenneth Jones

December 10th, 2018


Randall is an author, podcaster, and knows A LOT of famous people. He is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He believes the very best …

Entrepreneur Evan Carmichael

December 8th, 2018


Evan doesn't have a cell phone number, loves to salsa dance, and loves to play League of Legends. He has an unusual approach to reaching out to his …

Producer and Drummer Brynner Agassi

December 5th, 2018


At four years old, Brynner Agassi picked up his first pair of drumsticks and never laid them down. A native to California, he was exposed to a …

Podcast Lessons Learned Part Deaux (Listener Questions)

December 2nd, 2018


In this quick episode, Brett answers some email follow up questions regarding the lessons learned episode. Podcast etiquette, booking guests, cross …

Jessica Rhodes of Interview Connections

November 28th, 2018


Today, Jessica Rhodes, Co-Owner and Co-Founder joins me to talk all things podcasting, how to be a successful guest or host, and everything in …

Composer Silas Hite

November 25th, 2018


Today we chat with American Music Composer, Silas Hite. Hite, is well known for writing, and scoring music for television, film, video games and so much more.

If you have been around for at least the last ten years, you …

Top 5 Lessons Learned from 100 Episodes

November 22nd, 2018


Happy Turkey Day. In this episode, Brett reflects on 100 episodes of podcasting, and gives his top five "Lessons learned" from the first 100 episodes. Enjoy.

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Special Guest: Voice Actor Roger Leopardi

November 17th, 2018


Here we are, episode 100! Joining me for this huge milestone is Roger Leopardi! You have heard his voice on the CW for Riverdale, countless commercials, TV Shows and the list goes on. It was a true honor to chat with …

Special Guest Bofta Yimam

November 14th, 2018


My guest today is a former journalist, Emmy Award winner turned entrepreneur. Bofta Yimam

She coaches executive leaders and high-impact entrepreneurs …

Marine Tanguy Owner of the MTART Agency

November 9th, 2018


Marine Tanguy got one of her first tastes of art gallery management when she was just 21 years old, but she didn't like what she saw. She felt the …

Project Runway Season 16 Winner Liris Crosse

November 6th, 2018


Our very special guest for today's show is Liris Crosse. In this episode we talk about her humble beginnings, her keys to success and longevity in a very tough business, and what it really takes to walk the runway.

Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Dan Martell

November 3rd, 2018


Dan started his first business at 17 and it failed, at 19, another company was started, and it failed. After that, he started consulting for 3 years, …

Special Guest Alexa Curtis

November 2nd, 2018


At 21, Alexa Curtis runs her own business, has a syndicated podcast on Radio Disney, and is arguably, one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the game. She is very transparent when it comes to her personal life, running a …

Brittany Hennessy Author of "Influencer"

October 30th, 2018


Brittany Hennessy is the best-selling author of “INFLUENCER: Building Your Personal Brand In The Age Of Social Media” and the Co-Founder of Carbon, a …

Voice Actor Jodi Krangle

October 24th, 2018


My guest today is Jodi Krangle. Jodi's rich, alto voice has been described as soothing, warm and sincere. While collaborating with clients all over …

Special Guest Jamie Kilstein

October 22nd, 2018


Today's guest is Jamie Kilstein. He is a comic, podcaster and teacher of Jiu Jitsui. Jamie has been featured on Joe Rogan's podcast, and multiple …

Author Riya Anne Polcastro

October 21st, 2018


My guest today specializes in telling the kind of stories that crawl under your skin and keep you up at night. She specializes in telling the kind of stories that crawl under your skin and keep you up at night. …

Special Guest Gregory Paul Kotsaftis

October 18th, 2018


Today's guest has a very compelling story of loss and redemption.

Gregory owned multiple businesses making millions of dollars only to loose it all, …

You Are More Than Capable

October 16th, 2018


Its been a while since Brett has released a solo show. So we figured it was time. The title really says it all. We thank you all for listening and …

Special Guest Hayley Gripp

October 12th, 2018


My guest today is an American Actress, Model, Chef and philanthropist. Her name is Hayley Gripp. She got her start in the industry as a print model in national ads for "Verizon Wireless" and "As Seen On TV." As a model, …

Special Guest Chase Hughes

October 9th, 2018


Chase is a leading military and intelligence behavior expert with 20 years of creating the most advanced behavior skills courses and tactics available worldwide:

He is also a leading behavior expert in the United States …

Certified Dating Expert Damona Hoffman

October 6th, 2018


Certified dating expert, TV personality, podcaster and author Damona Hoffman is my guest on this fun filled episode! She can be seen on BET Television, heard on Sirius XM Radio and all over, dishing out practical dating …

Jeff Webber of Spades Sunshades

October 4th, 2018


You have heard the commercial spots for a little over a month. Now its time to meet the man behind Spades Sunshades, Mr. Jeff Webber. Sunglasses for poker players, by poker players. That is their motto. He has a great …

Comedian Joel Byars of Hot Breath Podcast

October 1st, 2018


Joel swings by today, all the way from Atlanta. He talks comedy. and his podcast and how it all ties in together. His show has been hailed by NPR as a Master Class in Comedy, and there is a reason why. He also teaches …

Celebrity Stylist and Influencer Ali Levine

September 29th, 2018


Alie Levine stops by talk fashion, west coast winters, her new jewelry line, and how to balance it all as a new mother. She is real, genuine, and that is one of the many reasons people love her. She just released a …

Special Guest Kimmy Neal of Built Vibrant. Co

September 27th, 2018


Social media and brand marketing expert, Kimmy Neal steps up to the Open Mic, to talk branding, marketing, strategy, and how to make your business stand out. She has an incredible story, enjoy. on IG

Kara Mayer Robinson of the "Really Famous Podcast"

September 24th, 2018


The delightful Kara Mayer Robinson steps up to the open mic to chat about her podcast, and how her experience as a therapist and journalist, gets her …

Scott Dikkers Co-Founder of the Onion and AV Club

September 21st, 2018


Joining me for my 80th episode, Scott Dikkers, Best Selling Author, and Co-Founder of the Onion Newspaper. This was a true delight for me. We talked about his career as a comedy writer, drawing comic strips, and how the …

Comedian Bone Hampton

September 19th, 2018


Comedian Bone Hampton is on today's episode, fresh off of America's Got Talent. He shared his experience on the show, how he began a his career in comedy, the art of the joke, the difference between a comedian and a …

Friday Wrap Up

September 14th, 2018


A quick one for today! Just a weekly wrap up and review!

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Special Guest Joshua Harris

September 13th, 2018


One of my favorite episodes so far. Author, TED X Speaker and Entrepreneur Joshua Harris joined the Open Mic to share with us where and what he has been up to! He has a brand new business, doing what he has always done …

Adult Film Actor Joclyn Stone

September 10th, 2018


Adult Film Actor Jocyln Stone swings by for a very fun, educational, and very unfiltered conversation. I learned a lot, we laughed a lot, and she was …

Retired NASCAR Driver Shawna Robinson

September 8th, 2018


In this fast, fueled episode I was joined by retired NASCAR driver and pole position winner Shawna Robinson. She shared with my her history of …

Comedy Legend and Author Jeffrey Gurian

September 5th, 2018


I had the honor of chatting with comedy legend, and the "Comedians Comedian Jeffrey Gurian. We talked about his new book, how he cured himself of his stutter and how feels that laughter really is the best medicine. He …

Author, Storyteller, Director, Diana Wink

September 1st, 2018


D Wink, author, storyteller, and director, joins in to talk about her creative processes when it comes to writing, how she gets past writers block, and where she gets her creative influences. We also talked about the …

Special Guest Lesa Wilson

August 31st, 2018


The incredible and talented Lesa Wilson is on today's episode. We talked about her early days of modeling, competing in the Ms. Georgia Pagent and winning, and being a runner up with Ms. USA. Also she shares about her …

Special Guest Pastor Levi Lusko

August 29th, 2018


Today I am joined by Best Selling Author, and Pastor of Fresh Life Church in the Flathead Valley of Montana. We talked about A LOT, it was a fantastic conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Special Guest Heather Brooker

August 28th, 2018


Heather Brooker, Two time Emmy awarding winning journalist, actor and podcast host of "Motherhood In Hollywood" joins in the conversation to chat …

Special Guest Diana Espir

August 26th, 2018


Today's episode is very on brand. I spent time with Diana Espir, Pop Culture, and Entertainment Journalist, Instagram Influencer, and Podcaster. We …

Ms. Pinkard from Netflix's Last Chance U

August 24th, 2018


Class is in session. Ms. Pinkard from the hit show, Last Chance U, joins us all the way from Independence Kansas to talk about book club, being a small fish in a big pond, and the importance of taking advantage of your …

Australian Hip-Hop Artist Mugzy

August 23rd, 2018


Today we travel across the pond, all the way to Australia to chop it up with Hip-Hop artist Mugzy. We chat about influences, growing up, being …

Dr. Stephen de Wit Board Certified Sexologist

August 21st, 2018


In this very candid episode, Board Certified Sexologist Dr. Steven De Wit joins us to talk about human sexuality and our personal sexual make up. He …

Composer and Podcaster David Rosen

August 18th, 2018


Hailing from Las Vegas Nevada, podcaster and composer David Rosen joins the show today. We chat about his shows Bird Road and Piecing It Together, as well as his long career in the music industry. Enjoy!

Film Director M. Sayibu

August 17th, 2018


On today's show, Ghanaian film director M. Sayibu drops in to talk about his career, and being the very first to have his own Ghanaian channel on Amazon Prime. He is doing big things and making moves for sure, we see an …

Tattoos, Mike and the Mechanics and Leaving a Legacy

August 16th, 2018


Brett turns 44 tomorrow, he reflects on leaving a legacy, growing pains and the "Living Years" by Mike and the Mechanics. Enjoy!

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Special Guest Issac Lopez Jr.

August 14th, 2018


On the show today, I sat down with my best friends, oldest boy to talk about, life, music, magic, dancing, and being a teenager in today's world. He …

B Sides Live From Amtrak

August 13th, 2018


Today, we are switching things up and broadcasting live from our train ride back to the bay!

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Special Guest DeShawn Fontleroy

August 5th, 2018


In our latest episode, I spoke with DeShawn Fontleroy founder of Sports Mastery. A program to help ALL athletes of all ages deal with the struggle between education and sports, and has found a way to bridge the gap. If …

Special Guest Eric Hunley

August 4th, 2018


In this fun episode, I sat down with fellow podcast host, Eric Hunley. We chatted about HIS show Unstructured, and his inspiration for putting together creative content, his travels and experience at the podcasting …

Actress Natalie Lander

August 2nd, 2018


Today we are joined by a very special guest, actress Natalie Lander. She is know for playing the role of "Debbie" on ABC's The Middle, "Rachel" on …

"I'm TOO Old For this....." An Open Mic Editorial

July 31st, 2018


Brett's title pretty much sums it up. A go-kart accident, and Lethal Weapon are the focus of this humor filled episode.

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Seize the Moment "An Open Mic Editorial"

July 29th, 2018


In this first installment of the "Open Mic Editorial" Brett talks about seizing the moment, and living a life with no regrets. Enjoy.

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B Sides Gratitude

July 27th, 2018


Just a quick riff on gratitude! Enjoy!

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Special Guest Brey Noelle

July 26th, 2018


YouTube Vlogger, Brand Model and instagram Influencer Brey Noelle sat with me to talk about her amazing journey and life lessons and hard work that got her to where she is today! Her videos are inspiring, encouraging …

Actress Iris Almario

July 25th, 2018


Hollywood Star Iris Almario joined the podcast to talk about her career, and the importance of humility in the industry. To always be learning, …

Dealing With Death

July 20th, 2018


Today Brett shares about the recent death of someone that was once close to him.

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Special Guest Master Pete Canavan

July 18th, 2018


Today I sat down with Master Pete Canavan, Personal Safety and Security Expert. We talked all things from internet safety, to personal safety at …

Love and Marriage

July 16th, 2018


As we celebrate episode #50 my best friends Issac and Kristi Lopez join me to share the secrets to their successful marriage. It hasn't all been …

Special Guest Hunter Farris

July 14th, 2018


Have you ever been listening to a song and wondered, why is this so catchy? Or, a song that brings back memories, or causes you to get a little bit weepy? On today's show my guest Hunter Farris from the " Song Appeal …

"Let the Defense Rest"

July 13th, 2018


If you struggle with getting defensive like I do...listen to some thoughts I have on the matter. I am not perfect, but always willing to learn.

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Summer Vacation

July 12th, 2018


Welcome to season 2 of the podcast. Where has Brett been for the last two weeks??? Listen and find out.

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Special Guest John Daly Veteran Journalist

June 27th, 2018


Today John Daly veteran journalist, author and media expert joins the podcast to talk about how we all have a media bias, including the media. How we can stay better informed about what we are reading and seeing on …

Special Guest Nancy Hartwell Human Trafficking Expert

June 24th, 2018


Nancy Hartwell joins the podcast to discuss the epidemic of human trafficking and modern day child slavery. With over forty years of experience and three best selling books, she talks about how this all began, and how …

Special Guest Jacob Espinoza

June 23rd, 2018


In this episode I sat down the fellow podcaster Jacob Espinoza (Jacobs Affirmations} to talk about how he created and develops his show, how he creates content, and the unique ways he connects with his listeners.

Special Guest Jay Scott Alex's Lemonade Stand

June 22nd, 2018


In this episode I spoke to Jay Scott, Co-founder and director of Alex's Lemonade Stand: A Cure for Childhood Cancer. He shares his very moving story, how the organization began, and how the are choosing to fight and …

Roadblocks During Progress

June 20th, 2018


It goes without saying, progress in life, no matter what, will always most likely come with roadblocks. The question is, how do we deal with and handle it. Its never easy, but with the right mindset, even those extra …

B Sides Managing Expectations

June 15th, 2018


How can we best manage our expectations?

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Fathers Day Reflections

June 14th, 2018


Today Brett shares some thoughts on fathers day, and some words to hopefully encourage.

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Obstacles and Kevin Smith

June 13th, 2018


The title pretty much says it all, how all three things happened in one day, and how it inspired me to be better.

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My Panic Attack

June 12th, 2018


I had a panic attack last night. Nothing like I have ever experienced. I decided to share about it, because I felt if I did, it would take some fear …

B Sides Stay the Course

June 11th, 2018


Stay the course, work hard, we’ve heard all of this before. But it’s not always easy. Enjoy this session and hopefully receive a little bit of …

Special Guest Eric M. Twiggs Procrastination Prevention

June 8th, 2018


Today, we tackle the subject of procrastination. Eric shares with us the secretes of combating procrastination, his personal journey of overcoming …

Special Guest Author Jordan Paris

June 6th, 2018


Today I chatted with author and young entrepreneur Jordan Paris. We discuss his brand new book, Growth Mindset University, how he began his career as …


June 5th, 2018


In this program we talk about getting organized, and nine practical ideas to help us get there. This is an area I know I can grow in, lets all learn together!

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Special Guest Scott Neumyer

June 3rd, 2018


In this episode, I sat down with Scott Neumyer, creator and host of the "Anxiety Diaries Podcast". We chatted about dealing with anxiety and how to seek help, and to talk to someone right away before it can potentially …

B Sides Thankful for June

June 1st, 2018


It’s a new month! June is here, as Brett reflects on a month passed and a new one coming, what are you most thankful for and looking forward to?

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Just Be You

May 31st, 2018


Today’s thought, just be you. Don’t apologize for who you are, or who might judge you. Be free, and be who you were created to be! People may be …

Joyce Schafers Relationship Expert

May 31st, 2018


In this episode, expert and life coach Joyce Schafers drops in to talk about relationships, past trauma, and unresolved emotional pain, and how those …

Special Guest Shreya Singh

May 28th, 2018


In this episode, we talk with another Anchor podcast creator, Shreya, all the way from South Africa! Give it a listen and enjoy!

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B Sides Be a Friend

May 28th, 2018


Do you have any friends? Do you have a best friend? Hopefully we all have somebody. In this season, another random thought about friendship and …

Janeen Holmes of "My Stuffed Bags"

May 25th, 2018


Today, Janeen Holmes joins us from the the organization "My Stuff Bags" to share her story about this amazing care group, likw no other. To try and …

B Sides Special Guest Erin Scheuerman Yeung

May 25th, 2018


In this session we take a deep dive with another anchor podcast. “Your Oxygen Mask First” enjoy!

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B Sides Kindness

May 24th, 2018


Lets talk about kindness, shall we?

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B Sides What Is Your Passion?

May 24th, 2018


What are you the most passionate about? What drives rly the most? In this B Side session, this is the question that we ponder. In about 5 minutes.

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B Sides Rodrigo Albarracin

May 23rd, 2018


In this session we talk with Rodrigo Albarracin, creator of "I have Movie Pass Podcast" such a great guest! Be sure to check out his podcast right away!

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B Sides Communication

May 22nd, 2018


Today Brett explains what the B Side project is all about! Each episode will feature a fellow podcaster, with a 5 minute deep dive, or a random topic or subject! Enjoy the B Sides!

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B Sides Promo

May 22nd, 2018


Hello all! I am starting something NEW on my podcast where I feature a DIFFERENT podcast each week. A 5 minute deep dive about you and your show and a random topic! If you’re interested comment below with your podcast, …

Measuring Success

May 20th, 2018


In this episode we celebrate show #20. We ask the question, how do you as a human being measure your success. Its a very important question to ask ourselves. Its with that answer, we can determine the course we take it …

Planning a Disney Vacation

May 20th, 2018


Issac and his wife Kristi join me on the show to continue our conversation on all things Disney planning! How to plan a trip with little ones and even newborns! More fun conversation about the mouse and a lot of laughs! …

Casual Conversation

May 20th, 2018


On this episode, I sit down with my friend Ken Hendricks. Its been about four years since we have caught up. Life happens, time passes, and as we get …

Special Guest Kori Zornes Takes You On Life Changing Journeys

May 19th, 2018


Kori Zornes joins us to talk about life changing journey's, travel and getting away on a very special and unique adventure to help hit the "reset" button on life! Kori is the founder of "Revamp Retreats" and her goal is …


May 15th, 2018


Sometimes in life, its hard to figure out where you fit in on this big planet. We feel so small, and struggle to find out what our purpose is. Brett shares experiences growing up in a family that didn't encourage …

Nell Minow Is A Movie Critic

May 14th, 2018


Today on the program, syndicated and acclaimed film critic Nell Minow dropped by the podcast to talk movies, how a review is done, and why a movie gets the rating it does! This was very eye opening, and a great …

1 Text Message

May 12th, 2018


Today I received a text that needed WHAT I THOUGHT was an immediate response. Turns out, the answer I needed was already there. Greater than the response I was waiting for. Being patient is not easy, learning to develop …

Blessed Are the Flexible

May 9th, 2018


Today we add to the subject of dealing with change on a smaller, more practical scale. How flexible are you in daily life? Can you stay calm in the pocket under pressure? With just a few minor exercises, we can be more …

Daniel Lusko Writes, Directs and Produces Movies

May 7th, 2018


In this episode with talk with Hollywood director and author Daniel Lusko about his new book, "When Imagination Creates Reality" and get some …

Special Guest Issac Lopez

May 5th, 2018


In this fun episode, my best friend Issac joins the program, as we talk all things Disney planning. And there are some laughs of course...This is one of my favorite episodes!

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Rejection and Failure

May 4th, 2018


In this episode, we talk about the surprising success of the podcast so far, and how to deal with failure and rejection. Remember we are not defined by our own failures or others. Be encouraged and grow from every …


May 2nd, 2018


In this episode we talk about Thankfulness, and the Month of May. What are you thankful for? Enjoy!

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Early and Late

April 30th, 2018


In this episode we talk about time management, early and late people, and finding a healthy balance.

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I Don't Want to Monday

April 25th, 2018


In this episode we discuss the challenges of "Mondays" and those "Im a morning person" people! Do they go together or all together seperate! And are celebrities always happy?

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Best Laid Plans

April 23rd, 2018


In this episode Brett talks about trying to do his first interview, how change is constant, and how to adapt learn from mistakes!

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April 17th, 2018


In this episode we talk about distractions. We all have them, but they are different for everyone. Oh wait, where was i?

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April 17th, 2018


Today we talk about healing from divorce, single parenting, and being friends with your ex.

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Be the Very Best Version of You (You) Can Be

April 16th, 2018


The question we tackle today is what does it mean to be the version of yourself, employer, friend, etc. Lets step up to the mic.

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Perspective is Everything

April 13th, 2018


In this episode we talk about perspective. What is it and how does it affect our lives? Garbage in garbage out? What do you feed will grow? Let’s talk about perspective, welcome to open mic!

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Lets Talk About Us

April 13th, 2018


Episode 1 In this episode we get to know who this guy Brett is, what is the meaning of the podcast title and what you can expect as a listener! My life is an open mic and this is going to be a lot of fun! Enjoy.

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