#044 - Lya Battle - Queen of the Strays

November 1, 2017
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High in the mountains of Costa Rica, there is a shelter and sanctuary for over 900 previously stray dogs, known as Territorio de Zaguates. Lya Battle is the founder of this “Dogtopia,” where the endless drool of delight is matched only by Lya’s heart-warming energy.

Territorio de Zaguates is a 10-acre plot of land for the dogs to live “cage-free and open range.” This nonprofit animal rescue and shelter was founded over 10 years ago by the husband-and-wife team of Alvaro Saumet and Lya Battle to promote spaying and neutering, animal welfare, and respect. It is 100% funded by donations and run by volunteers.

Lya has been featured on Business Insider and National Geographic, and she opens up the animal rescue property on weekends for the public to visit. In private, she is engaged in an uphill battle against the local community and other regulatory entities.

The lead up to this episode was about as good of a day as we could've asked for (video here). The first episode of our Save the Deena Tour – we rode 45 minutes from Heredia through the mountains to see the pups. Lya released them all at one time and they ran down a valley into a ravine towards us, before running up through the mountainside. The volunteers and workers that take care of the animals showed us the value of love that’s possible. Lya gave us a few interviews while playing with the pups before we sat down for the show.

In this episode we focus on animal rescue organizations and animal consciousness, and we learn how Lya’s background led to her love of helping dogs (especially the ugly ones!) Lya walks us through the need for education and how to go about it, what it takes to create cultural shifts, and why some groups don’t approve of what she’s doing. What does she think of PETA and the Yulin Dog Festival? How does she pay for food and care? All that and more in this episode.

The stray animal shelter operates on donations and gifts of all types, you can donate to Lya here and just $36 can pay for an entire dog to be taken care of. 

 

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#043 - WIl Brown - Robots, Virtual Reality, and Data on the Blockchain

October 18, 2017
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Wil Brown @themadscientist, is the architect behind Иeureal: the first protocol designed to produce a predictive artificial intelligence (AI) architecture for cryptocurrency. He is a Bitcoin activist, Virtual Reality enthusiast, and futurist.

 

Outside of developing the first technology to fuse AI and blockchain technology, Wil has been working as a software engineer for over 20 years. He developed the Mozaex Media Server, which has a market value of over 30 million dollars. He is the organizer of the 400+ member Utah Bitcoin Community meetup, won the top prize at the Million Dollar Texas Bitcoin Conference hackathon, and has been involved in several bitcoin startup projects.

 

He also considers himself an old-school cyberpunk and hopes to eventually merge his consciousness directly with machines. He is currently in the funding phase of a documentary in which he will live completely in Virtual Reality for thirty days. 

 

“You want the technology that’s learning from you to grow with you in order to make your life easier.” 

Together, we look into futurism and the potential of humans fusing with technology. Wil believes we will grow interdependently into a completely new form of consciousness that has never existed before. This episode takes a deeper dive into virtual reality, making data accessible, information control, and Artificial Intelligence’s potential to predict the future and change the world.

 

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#042 - Patrick Wiggins - Super Novae and Stars in our Sky

September 21, 2017
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Welcome back on the bus! This episode we have astronomer and all around adrenaline junky, Patrick Wiggins. Why adrenaline junkie? Because when we first met him, he was jumping out of an airplane. By day, jumping out of airplanes is what Patrick does, but by night, when the sun goes down, he heads over to the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex; where he has made some notable discoveries over the past few years: three supernovae and several planets outside of our own galaxy. 

Patrick has spent thousands of hours staring up into the sky and he doesn't just do it with any ordinary telescope. Patrick has access to the largest amateur optical telescope in the world. Check out pictures of this beauty here.

In this episode, we go over Patrick's process for discovering phenomena in the sky. We also take a look at the difference between supernovae stars and our own star, asteroidal impacts, mass extinctions, the fate of our solar system as well as Patrick's take on the Flat Earth conspiracy. 

Wiggins has discovered a whole host of astronomical events in space, including an asteroid in 2008, which the International Astronomical Union named Univofutah, at Wiggins’ request, to honor the University of Utah. Wiggins’ work has earned him many accolades, including the prestigious Distinguished Public Service Medal, NASA’s highest civilian honor. You can meet Wiggins and the rest of the Phun with Physics scientists during free days at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

 

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#041 - Fabiana Borges - Addicted to Conquering Goals

September 13, 2017
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Born in Rio de Janeiro Fabiana Borges @fborgesjiujitsu, started training jiu-jitsu at the age of 11 and began competing by the age of 14.

 

In 2008, at 20 years old, she arrive to the United States, invited by her friend Miriam Cardoso to teach at Gracie Barra, a Brazillian Jiu Jitsu organization with over 500 schools, in Washington. In 2010 she moved to California to work at Gracie Barra Head Quarters. She was then given the opportunity to teach at the Head Quarters for a couple years where she lead the Women’s Program.

 

She now operates and co owns Gracie Barra San Antonio

 

Fabiana gracefully let Brandon and Daniel participate in a training session before this interview, where they got a 101 on getting their asses kicked. 

 

Here is a list of her accolades

 
2010 World Silver Medallist
1st in American Nationals 2011
2nd on Pan American Championship 2011
3rd on Worlds Championship 2011
2 times World Champion
2x Pan American Champion
2x American National Champion
7x Brazilian Nationals Champion
 
We met Fabiana through Couchsurfing and stayed with her for two nights. Little did we know we were staying with a world renown Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion. Seeing that we had an opportunity to interview such an esteemed guest we seized the opportunity. 
 
In the show we went deep not into just Fabi's journey to Brazilian jiu-jitsu greatness but also the kind of mental toughness, work ethic and the transformation it takes to go from from athlete to coach. Fabi shares stories and examples of her ups and downs on her path. From her first day in the gym at 11 years old to how she seperates work vs passion. We know you'll enjoy this episode as much as we did!

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#040 - Taylor Monahan - Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, and the Future of Money

September 7, 2017
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Taylor Monahan developed an important link in the cryptocurrency space (think digital currency). 

She is co-founder of MyEtherwallet - a free, open-source, client-side wallet that lets you easily and securely interact with the Ethereum network. Ethereum is a cryptocurrency which includes a programmable smart contract platform and MyEtherWallet gives you the ability to generate new wallets so you can store your Ethereum yourself, not on an exchange.

For those of you wondering what all this jargon means - cryptocurrency, bitcoin, ethereum, and blockchain, look no further.

This show was geared specifically to help breadown the basics around the future of money. In the first half, Taylor walks us through the essentials behind cryptocurrency, ethereum, blockchains, wallets, and what comes along with it. The second half was open format discussing the utility of cryptocurrency, the explosion of trading, market potential, ICOs and more with Kevin Monahan the CEO of MyEther Wallet.

Links to places like MyEther Wallet and coinbase great locations for you to begin trading crypto currency will be linked in the show notes.

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