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

February 14, 2017
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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 013: Jonothan the Monk - Happiness in a World of Desires

January 3, 2017
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The Consciousness Debate. To have clear cut discourse we must first answer the question, what is Consciousness?  But that’s where we often get stuck, leaving further questions such as; Do we have a soul? Is there free will? Does God Exist? Can the body exist without the mind?   

This is probably the hardest introduction to make for any guest we’ve had, simply because words do not do this conversation justice. Here’s my attempt

Our guest is none other than Hare Krishna Monk – Jonothan Foley. He is an incredibly well-spoken and cogent speaker with beliefs rooted in Hinduism. Without a doubt his relationship with consciousness and existence will knock your socks off.  He is a twetny-two year old that lives directly in the Alachua Hare Krishna Temple in Gainesville, Florida. His time is dedicated to meditation and prayer, book distribution, and recruitment of new members (more on this later).

This verbally powerful and action packed episode shares his past life (as a misguided drug dealer) and describes how he embarked on his spiritual awakening. We talk about the role of the material world versus the spiritual world and Jonothan explains the misuse of free will. What about Love? He shares profound insight into true love and its battle-hardened cousin, lust. We were truly opened up by his controversial perspective. Jonothan also defines the position of desires and the soul within the body in relation to consciousness.

There is so much in this episode that writing here cannot do it justice. We do talk about the role of robots in consciousness and how the monks view artificial intelligence (our favorite).  And there is a surprise interaction to close the episode out. Whether you believe in God or not. We have no doubt each of you will take away something profoundly unique in this conversation

You can connect with Jonothan on Facebook @ Jonothan Foley and by email srimadbhagavatam247@gmail.com. You can find out more about the Hare Krishna Temple in Gainesville Florida HERE and to donate to their cause. 

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Episode 012: Troy Wiggins - Reggae and Wise Words

December 27, 2016
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Music is Emotional. And musical creation elicits emotional responses. But what is the inspiration behind a song? And what about its lyrics? Cue Troy Wiggins.

Troy is the Drummer from Reggae band - Roots of a Rebellion (R.O.A.R.), based out of Nashville, TN. A grassroots band with 6 members, Roots of a Rebellion just played at Bonnaroo Music Festival and released their second album, A Brother's Instinct. Their music can be found on every major platform and their reach extends from America to Europe and the Caribbean.

A thoughtful speaker and songwriter (despite being the drummer), Troy shares an insightful conversation with us about his band’s inception and we were blown away to learn how well they function together behind the scenes. Besides great topics such as augmented reality at music festivals and dread culture, Troy shares some personal moments with his band about a song he wrote for his father.

You can connect with Troy on Instagram @treece_wiggs and on Facebook at Troy Wiggins. You can find the band @rootsofarebellion on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. 

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Episode 009: Logic For Dinner with Aakash

December 7, 2016
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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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