#182 Surf Trip Through Africa - Gouchos Del Mar


Julián and Joaquín Azulay (Gauchos del Mar) are two argentine brothers who made a trip through the American Continent on a truck starting from Los Angeles, CA and finishing in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Their dream of surfing the American Pacific Coastline lasted 403 days, where they drove more tan 30,000 kms across 13 countries. They show the Continent as a whole, through its different cultures, towns, villages, food, people, animals and landscapes while camping and surfing perfect and remote waves on their way back home.

They are currently on a two year roadtrip through Africa. 

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#181 Pro Football's Most Revolutionary Trainer - Tareq Azim


Tareq Azim is a 6x Mixed Martial Arts World Champion Head Coach, Head of off-season Development of NFL,UFC, RWL and MLB standouts, competitive product of Wild Card Boxing- Juan Carlos Martinez/ Freddie Roach, American Jiu Jitsu/ Gracie Academy Black Belt, Created the Afghan Women's Boxing Federation, Fresno State University Football Linebacker. 

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#177 Money & Politics - Attorney Jason Harrow


Jason Harrow is Chief Council at Equal Citizens and host of the Versus Trump podcast. Harrow is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he won the Ames Moot Court Competition and was the President of Harvard Law's chapter of the American Constitution Society. After he finished law school, Jason clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the Honorable Carlos Bea and on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Kenneth Karas. He was previously an assistant solicitor general in the Office of the New York Attorney General, and he has argued 15 appeals, including two before New York’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals.

Take Care is the second major legal blog with which Jason has been affiliated. From 2006 to 2008, Jason was the blog manager and stats guru for SCOTUSblog, the leading website about the U.S. Supreme Court.

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#176 The Ido Portal Method - Leela Kallow & Dean Yerushalmy


Dean Yerushalmy and Leela Kalow are the only two people in Santa Cruz, California teaching the Ido Portal Method under his direct guidance in his Mentorship Program. Ido Portal formulated a pioneering Movement Culture blending elements of several physical disciplines. Dean and Leela bring their varied backgrounds in sports and dance leading them organically to Ido Portal’s method.

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#174 Nat Geo Photographer & Cave Diver - Ben Horton


Ben Horton has based his career on being able to go places that other people either cannot, or don’t want to go. From thousands of feet underwater to the most remote regions in the arctic, Ben’s passion is to use photography as a means to inspire people to take stewardship of the planet. Ben started his career with National Geographic by telling the story of the sharks of Cocos Island. He traced the illegal fishing industry from Costa Rica to China, and as a result of his work helped to increase the park boundaries and protection of two of Costa Rica’s national parks. He was awarded the National Geographic Society’s first ever Young Explorer Grant for his work, and he has since moved on to receive a number of other National Geographic grants, assignments, and recently stared in a documentary for National Geographic featuring his work in Thailand. Ben is based in southern California, where he works primarily on adventure campaigns.

#173 The Future of Eating Meat - Elliot Swartz


Elliot is a senior scientist at The Good Food Institute. He holds a bachelor's degree in behavioral neuroscience from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He has experience utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells for modeling neuromuscular disease as well as consulting with Verge Genomics in drug discovery for neurodegenerative disease. Elliot's work at GFI focuses on analyzing core technology areas and driving key GFI-sponsored research projects in cell-based meat, educating scientists and the public, and expanding awareness of the career opportunities in the plant-based and cell-based meat fields.



Twitter: @ElliotSwartz

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#172 Pro Skateboarder - Andy Macdonald


Andy Macdonald (@AndyMac720) has been crowned as skateboarding’s World Champion for nine years in the World Cup Skateboarding Series. He has competed in every X Games since its inception and owns 23 medals. Known for his clean image, Andy has made many high profile TV appearances in recent years, promoting a positive drug-free lifestyle, and of course, skateboarding. Andy’s appearances include 60 Minutes, the Craig Kilborn show, and The Tonight Show where he surprised everyone by ollieing onto Jay Leno's desk after being introduced. The culmination of Andy’s work with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America was a speech at the White House to introduce President Bill Clinton, where Andy was the first person to ever ride a skateboard down the smooth marble hallways inside the White House.

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#171 Roadtrip through Mexico w/ Kyle Buthman & Cliff Kapono


Kyle Buthman is an Award Winning filmmaker from Santa Cruz, CA. As a lifelong surfer, his experience growing up in and around the water has greatly influenced his work, resulting in a unique eye for detail and a knack for capturing life in motion. Over the years, Kyle has honed his talent to expand beyond the surf world. Through his production company Buthman Media, Kyle offers services in all of your production needs, He works exclusively with state of the art equipment and shoots in stunning Ultra High Definition. Previous clients include: Vans, UFC, Vice and Patagonia. If you are looking for reliable and quality work, Buthman Media has got you covered.

Dr. Cliff Kapono is a professional surfer, chemist and journalist. Born on the eastern shores of Hawai‘i, his life involves equal parts science as it does surf. While contributing several peer-reviewed publications to the fields of molecular bioscience, he has also produced a handful award-winning films that discuss indigenous activism, ocean conservation, global food security and virtual reality. He has been profiled in publications such as The New York Times, NBC, CBS, Surfer Magazine, and more. Cliff is currently based in Hilo, Hawai‘i and can be found tinkering in the lab when not chasing the best waves on the planet.




Music: Anthony Letterel Jr.

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#170 Inside MUD\WTR - Co-Founders, Shane Heath & Paul DeJoe


MUD\WTR is an amalgam of organic, earth-grown ingredients lauded by cultures old and young around the world for their health and performance benefits. Packed with adaptogenic mushroom compounds, each ingredient was included in this blend for a specific purpose to complement a life that demands one's best. 

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#165 Comedian - Moshe Kasher


Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.

Featured on: NBC, E!’s Chelsea Lately, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Drunk History, @midnight, Conan, Carson Daly, Showtime’s Shameless, MTV & more…

Co-host of The Champs podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir Kasher In The Rye. Selected as one of Variety Magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch”, LA Times’ “Faces to Watch”, and iTunes’ “Comic of the Year”.

Go to Netflix and watch his comedy special Moshe Kasher Live In Oakland.

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#163 Dirt & Doctor - Simon Rex & Chris Ryan


Simon Rex also known as Dirt Nasty, is an American entertainer. Rising to fame as an MTV VJ, Rex later became an actor known for What I Like About You, Scary Movie 3, 4, and 5, and National Lampoon's Pledge This!. He later developed a rap persona, Dirt Nasty, and had several solo albums and co-founded the supergroup Three Loco.


Christopher and his work have been featured just about everywhere, including: MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Times of London, Playboy, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Outside, El PaisLa Vanguardia, Salon, Seed, and Big Think. 

A featured speaker from TED in Long Beach, CA to The Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House to the Einstein Forum in Pottsdam, Germany, Chris has consulted at various hospitals in Spain, provided expert testimony in a Canadian constitutional hearing, and appeared in well over a dozen documentary films.

Even before co-authoring the New York Times best-seller, Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships (translated into 15 languages), with his partner-in-crime (and wife), Cacilda Jethá, MD, Chris was on a wild ride. After receiving a BA in English and American literature in 1984 he spent the next two decades traveling around the world, pausing in unexpected places to work at decidedly odd jobs (e.g., gutting salmon in Alaska, teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense to land-reform activists in Mexico, managing commercial real-estate in New York’s Diamond District, helping Spanish physicians publish their research). In his mid-30s, Chris decided to pursue doctoral studies in Psychology.

Drawing upon his multi-cultural experience, Chris' research focused on distinguishing the human from the cultural, first by focusing on shamanism and ethnobotony—studying how various societies interact with altered states of consciousness and the sacred plants that provoke them—and later, by looking at similarly diverse cultural perspectives on sexuality. His doctoral dissertation was a multi-disciplinary investigation of prehistoric human sexual behavior, guided by the world-renowned psychologist, Stanley Krippner, at Saybrook Graduate School, in San Francisco, CA.

Chris is finishing a new book for Simon and Schuster tentatively called Civilized to Death: Why Everything's Amazing but Nobody's Happy, due out in 2017—and he puts out a weekly podcast, called Tangentially Speaking, featuring conversations with interesting people, ranging from famous comics to bank robbers to drug smugglers to porn stars to authors to plasma physicists.

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