Episode 025: Jared Firestone - Sacrifice

April 18, 2017

Jared Firestone,@jfireskeleton, is an ex-collegiate track athlete attempting to break into the ranks of the U.S. Skeleton and Bobsled teams.  He recently just returned from the U.S. Nationals and is currently preparing for training sessions with the Elite Development Group in Latvia and Norway.

 

Jared ran track at Tulane and after college, he wasn't willing to give up on his athletic dreams. After watching skeleton one T.V. one day, he took a leap of faith to jump-start his career. 

 

As with many of our guests, Jared has had to show extreme determination, risk, and sacrifice to make the impossible - possible. He has had to forgo his law career and has had difficulty finding a stable job that will support him while he trains. And beyond the potential for failure, skeleton is a dangerous sport. To Jared, the risk is worth the reward.

 

This episode explores the psyche of a strong-willed and determined young man not willing to accept mediocrity. We also talk skeleton training techniques, the potential of athletes as influencers in the 21st century, and intangibles of success. 

 

Looking for another show about athletics? Our conversation with Wes Byrum – Life After Sports, explores difficulties athletes have when they are finished.

 

Bus' Weekly Fuel

  1. The blog of Lindsey Pollack on chemistry building for millennials https://www.lindseypollak.com/
  2. Posture exercise called Jefferson CurlsCheck out Emmett Louis video
  3. What we are pondering: Will Mars colonists evolve into a new kind of human separate from Earthlings?

 

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Episode 021: Tatum Skipper - How to be a Boss Ass Bitch and Travel the World

March 14, 2017

Tatum Skipper @bonvoyage_bitches is a travel blogger known for her unique and sassy writing style that utilizes offensive language, brutal honesty, and a perspective opposing what most in her industry blog about. This is why she is crushing it.

 
Hailing from Atlanta, Ga. She has won a trip to the French Alps, sky dove in Dubai, lived lavishly through Europe and just recently started building out her RV. She's been queened as a "Professional Partier" and shows people that you can travel the world however you want. 
 
There is something uniquely refreshing about someone willing to forgo the facade of perfection while traveling to bring you the no bullshit version. Let's face it, no trip on the road goes as planned. So Tatum is building her BonVoyage Bitches brand through honesty and leaving bad reviews (just kidding - but she will blog about it). 

 
This episode becomes a montage on how to be different in the travel world. We discover how she uses blogging groups and optimization to grow her following and her biggest trick (Hint Hint: Pinterest). What a wild adventure this really was. 
 
 
You can find Tatum's blog at bonvoyagebitches.com where she writes about places that don't suck and has a segment we love called The Confessional; where you can read about and share crazy, embarrassing, disgusting and just down right dirty horror stories that have happened while traveling.
 
Travel junkie or just plain frugal? One of our most popular episodes was with Kevin Wong - The Invincible Budget - in which he provides tips and tricks on traveling the world for $25/day.
 
 

 

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Episode 016: Storm McGowan - Acid, Salt, Fat and the Chef Collab

February 14, 2017

Michael McGowan a.k.a. Storm. is a young entrepreneur and classically trained chef in the culinary capital of New York City.

Storm graduated top of his class at one of the top culinary schools in New York. He has worked at famed Michelin star restaurants, is a co-founder of @gophercase, and has his own baking company with his fiance Bake Shop 314. All by the ripe age of 27 years old.

This is a very special episode to us as we tried something a little bit different to share with you guys.

We joined up with Storm and his fiance to each create an elaborate dish together one evening, and then met in the studio the next day to talk about the meals, everything from the food prep to the taste, techniques, and cooking mindset.

Besides the meals, we also talk about the highly competitive and cutthroat world that is food in NYC. Storm answers all the questions about sourcing great produce and teaches us some tricks for the gourmet kitchen. There is no shortage of nutrition talk for those millennials working on their diet. 

Get your knives ready (but keep them tucked in while on the bus). You're about to take a culinary journey. 
 

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Episode 015: Bryan Shay - The Live High Campaign

January 23, 2017

This week we share our first conversation with Bryan Shay, @livehighbry. Bryan is one of the creators of Live High; a platform for storytellers to share their content in order to help awaken and inspire humanity. Live High is about doing what you love, living from your heart, following your passion, and living in the moment. This is a wonderful creed to live by that we echo with the On the Bus ideology.

 

Bryan’s modest and quiescent disposition are in part credited to his genuine interest in what those around him have to say. He is curious, caring, and passionate about people. And he takes the word sharing to another level. Bryan studied and majored in filmmaking at Ithaca College. His skills have led him to travel different parts of the world to learn from others.

 

Like many other millennials, he is still on the never ending journey to discovering and improving the self. He is constantly taking on new challenges to find a path of less resistance and have more faith in the moment. 

 

His most recent challenge was monumental (and downright inspiring) to many. He decided to bike ride across the country, 3600 miles from ocean to ocean, with his younger brother; as a way to catch up and bond as adults. The journey shares not only newfound brotherly affection, but a group of elementary school children rooting them on, and the heartfelt stories of many connections along the way. 

 

In this episode, among other things, we get a unique perspective on travel; biking across the country, conforming in society, happiness in relationships, and ayahuasca ceremonies. We also broach the subject of social media’s long-term neural effects and get a round table of opinions. A hefty bus ride!

 

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Facebook: @livehighcommunity

 

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Epispde 011: Marc Lomasky Perfection at the Garden

December 16, 2016

Imagine making the only shot you've ever taken - at your dream venue, in front of your dream college and all your peers. Some people have a hard time differentiating dreams from reality. Marc lived them.

You can find Marc on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @marclomasky

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Episode 009: Logic For Dinner with Aakash

December 7, 2016
Aakash is somewhat of an anomoly. He dropped out of a Statistics PH.D at Harvard to become a trader. Soon after, despite wild success, he realized that community wasn't for him (we explore this on the show). Since then he has worked for start-ups optimizing online ads and is currently studying music at the Pyramind Music Production School in San Fransisco. 
 
 
Aakash is an optimizer to the fullest extent. He applies mathmatical inference to even the most mundane of life's decisions. He has hacked loopholes for free food delivery services, near free cell phone costs, and has access to the lowest feasible flight costs to travel the world. 
 
 
His unyielding passion for music breaks the barrier between emotion and math. Afterall, music is at its core, intervals, patterns and tone to create harmony.  
 
 
On "Logic for Dinner" we explore some of his past experiences that have made him who he is today. From living in the Amazon with Brazilian nut foraging tribes to transitioning from Trading into Music, together we explore his reasoning for these decisions. He also schools us on some music insight (we thought we knew a litte something) and touches the taboo topic of Universal Basic Income. And, with his help, Brandon and Daniel discover why they even started a podcast to begin with. 
 
 
Please enjoy this episode with such an articulate speaker.
 
 
 
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Episode 008: Vision & Ingenuity with Tech Titan Zach Hunter

November 28, 2016

Ingenuity and vision. Two staples of becoming a successful entrepreneur (and bus driver). Our most recent guest has them both. Let us introduce - Zach Hunter. A visionary and a creator, Zach went from developing shirt companies in high school to launching phone apps in college. His app has reached higher than 15th for food and dining in the Itunes App Store and can be found on 250 campuses nationwide.

He and his co-founder recently gave a TED talk on Risk Taking. Now he's here to share a conversation with you, our audience. In this convo you'll hear some of his public speaking secrets (spoiler alert: make them laugh), the thought process he puts into the outlook of a new idea, and what his spirit animal is.

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Episode 005: Wes Byrum + Life After Sports

October 24, 2016

PEOPLE OF THE BUS! Mount up! On this episode, we have Wes Byrum. Wes is a former star athlete at Auburn Univeristy who has made an incredible transition from life after sports into an aspiring lawyer, currently studying at Nova Southeastern University. We discuss transitions from athletics to regular life and if athletes should be, "paid for play." 

Like the podcast? Then hit the subscribe podcast in the Itunes application and if you love the podcast write and leave us a 5-star review!

 

You can connect with Wes on either his Instagram or twitter @wesbyrum.

 

And remember you are either on the bus or off the bus...

 

Cheers everyone!

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