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GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST
Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972

GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 93:39


Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead's 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis's Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there. GUESTS: Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower, Bill Weber, Drea Stein, John Ellis, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, Joe Schwab, Mark Slosberg, Starfinder Stanley, Hawk, Graeme Boone, David Lemieux

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Arroe Collins
Andrew Marshall From NBC's The Voice

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 19:12


Andrew was inspired at a young age to get into music after watching theater and seeing his sisters sing in choir. He joined musical theater and by middle school was landing the leads. He went on to learn guitar and began songwriting. One day in high school, his friend noticed Andrew's eyes were yellow so his parents rushed him to the doctor. Andrew was later diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 16 and received treatment for the next three years. Make-A-Wish made it possible for him to meet his idol, John Mayer, who gave him the confidence to write about his most difficult experiences, including his battle with cancer. Now in remission, Andrew is attending college for music business and gigs regularly.

Arroe Collins
Andrew Marshall From NBC's The Voice

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 19:12


Andrew was inspired at a young age to get into music after watching theater and seeing his sisters sing in choir. He joined musical theater and by middle school was landing the leads. He went on to learn guitar and began songwriting. One day in high school, his friend noticed Andrew's eyes were yellow so his parents rushed him to the doctor. Andrew was later diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 16 and received treatment for the next three years. Make-A-Wish made it possible for him to meet his idol, John Mayer, who gave him the confidence to write about his most difficult experiences, including his battle with cancer. Now in remission, Andrew is attending college for music business and gigs regularly.

AIR JORDAN: A FOOD PODCAST
Dead in Chicago

AIR JORDAN: A FOOD PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 75:07


Deep dish, hot dogs, Italian beef, Polish sausages, cracker crust pizza, fried shrimp, John Mayer, and the Grateful Dead is what was consumed by Jordan, Uncle Pints, and new Air Jordan shining star Rob Reinis. Thunderstorms, ice cream sundaes, tons of hippies, Jordan dancing, more fried shrimp, tight schedules, and two nights of sleeveless shirts... This episode has it all.  

My First Band Podcast
137 – Chris Vos (The Record Company)

My First Band Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 116:43


As the singer and guitarist of The Record Company, Chris Vos has released chart-topping songs that have garnered regular radio play, had placement in television and on commercials, and even earned the band a Grammy nomination. During the group's decade-long run, they've toured all around North America and Europe, shared the stage with legends like Robert Plant and John Mayer, played some of the country's most iconic venues, performed on network television, and enjoyed a number of other experiences that extend far beyond their wildest dreams. With the blues-rock band about to hit the road in support of their third album (Play Loud, out today!), there's no better time to look back on their front man's musical past. Prior to that tour, which kicks off at Milwaukee's Turner Hall Ballroom this Sunday, Vos spoke to My First Band host Tyler Maas about the process of recording the new album, his excitement to start touring again and the unexpected set of circumstances that turned The Record Company from a living room project into an accomplished band with fans all around the world. Of course, the conversation also focused on his musical start. During the extensive and uplifting interview, Vos talked about growing up on a rural Wisconsin dairy farm, starting a high school band, immersing himself in music after moving to Milwaukee, following his wife to Los Angeles and the classified ad that helped forge The Record Company and change his life forever. My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering and Lakefront Brewery. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and wherever else you get podcasts. You can also listen to rebroadcasts of previous My First Band episodes on WMSE every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Devils Teeth ("The Junction Street Eight Tigers") and The Record Company ("Gotta Be Movin'").

The Ryan Kelley Morning After
10-07-21 Segment 3 John Mayer & RiRi and A$AP Jayce

The Ryan Kelley Morning After

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 20:18


Iggy warbles and freestyles. Mark Hannah joins us. Working at a buffett. Jackson's links. John Mayer and Rihanna. 

Whiskey Riff Raff
Aaron Watson

Whiskey Riff Raff

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 59:27


Aaron Watson joins the podcast to talk his new single "Crash Landing," his upcoming album, staying independent, Luke Bryan opening for him, the cookie cutter country music news outlets, the politics of the industry, how major labels are all about money, private gigs, covering John Mayer, the greatness of Charlie Worsham, Keith Urban approaching him at the ACM Awards, and more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Don't Take Bullsh*t From F*ckers
Episode 100 - King Shark Hates You (w/Steve Agee)

Don't Take Bullsh*t From F*ckers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 65:03


This week on Don't Take Bullsh*t From F*ckers, Greg Behrendt and Kane Holloway welcome comedian, actor, musician, and Greg's friend, Steve Agee to the show. Kane's mom randomly runs into celebrities, Greg is blowdrying his mail, Steve can't install his bidet, Kane wants to know if Greg accepted Steve's Venmo request, Greg looks confused all the time, Steve doesn't take bullsh*t from f*ckers, the guys talk about the difficulties of pandemic dating, a listener writes in to ask if she should continue seeing a bartender who only hangs out with her at the bar while he's working, and Greg and Steve never tell people when they're doing stand up. Also, What Does This Meme?, Greg didn't bring any memes, just a picture of a guy he thinks is cool, John Cena is the best, Steve is the worst, Steve talks about being the motion capture for King Shark in The Suicide Squad, and the John Mayer debate spreads to the audience. Kane reads some listener comments about what they've learned from the show, Steve weighs in on the great pillow debate, dry humping is underrated, a listener writes in with a Delete! Delete! Delete! submission, the show gets a voicemail describing a terrible first date with an actor, Kane hates listening to actors talk at auditions, Kane and Steve talk about what they like to do on dates, and another listener writes in with a story about a bad date with a creep who likes to test his dates. We play a little bit of "Dementia" off of Steve's new record, "Scab", Steve tells the story of his album cover, a listener writes in to tell the tale of him missing some very obvious signals from a woman he was hanging out with and the guys share some similar tales, in Reddit Remix, the guys tackle, "My wife told me she thinks of anime characters if she's having a hard time trying to c*m", Greg realizes women are a whole different gender, every girl has a guy she thinks of, and the guys all love Tik Tok. Check out Steve on Instagram at steveagee Find Steve on Twitter @steveagee Get Steve's album "Scab" here Watch Steve in "The Suicide Squad" and the upcoming HBOMAX series "Peacemaker" You can find bonus episodes and much more at our Patreon!  Get your DTBFF and Always Be Blocking shirts, notebooks, masks, pillows, stickers, magnets, and Greg Behrendt's Kane Holloway pins on RedBubble  Leave a voicemail for the show at 323-379-5544 Email the show with your questions and comments at dtbffpodcast@gmail.com Follow the show, Greg, Kane, and Pat on Instagram at dtbffpodcast, itsgreggers, kaneholloway and dtbffproducerpat Get a free meditation and info on coaching from Greg at Gregorybehrendt.com  Find this podcast and many amazing others at allthingscomedy.com Thanks to everyone for listening, subscribing, and getting in touch with the show. We couldn't do this without you and we're so happy to have you. Here's to the next hundred! -Pat See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Don't Shit On The Bus
Fostering Friendships in the Music Industry – Interview with Thomas Falcone (Usher, Big Sean, Dillon Francis)

Don't Shit On The Bus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 59:07


This week we have Thomas Falcone on the bus! Thomas and I have been friends for a while. He has toured around the world - and I have been lucky enough to have toured with him myself. AV Club reporting for Duty. He started in the Warped Tour world, made his way through hip hop, DJs, and now spends most of his time with the biggest artists you know - such as Big Sean, Shawn Mendes, and John Mayer. Anyway, if there is one thing Thomas is a pro at - it's being a good dude. He fills every room he enters with his good vibes and this week, we take a dive into what it takes to navigate this industry and make friends along the way. In this episode of the Don't Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn: • How Thomas started photography • How to make lasting relationships on tour • The importance of ending a business relationship the correct way • How Thomas made large advances in his career (00:00) Intro (03:22) Thomas gets on the bus (08:01) More than just photography (10:03) How Thomas became a music photographer (14:53) The artists Thomas has worked with (17:45) Finding time to make friends on tour (25:20) Making transitions from artist to artist (28:11) Touring with the correct artist for your career (35:40) How to end a business relationship on good terms (43:21) How to become internet friends with people (48:39) Embarrassing social situations (51:48) Best way to remember names (53:39) Wrap up notes (56:55) Shower Shoes --- Thomas Falcone - Guest ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomasfalcone/ ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/thomasfalcone ► Website: https://thomasfalcone.com/ --- Don't Shit On The Bus Podcast ► Website: http://www.dontshitonthebus.com ► Spotify: http://bit.ly/DSotBspotify ► Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/DSotBapple ► TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@dontshitonthebus ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/DSotBpodcast ► Instagram: https://instagram.com/DSotBpodcast ► Facebook: https://facebook.com/DSotBpodcast ► Patreon: https://patreon.com/DSotB --- Adam Elmakias - Host ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/elmakias ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elmakias ► Website: https://www.adamelmakias.com --- Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey

MANOPOD: A Podcast For Men With Manopause
Doug Frank - Former President, Music Operations at Warner Bros. Pictures

MANOPOD: A Podcast For Men With Manopause

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 59:37


Imagine working with composer John Williams, Whitney Houston, Tommy Lee Jones, John Mayer, and JK Rowling! Well, Doug Frank did just that! He is the Former President of Music Operations for Warner Bros. Pictures and shares some amazing and hilarious stories with Mike and Larry in this must-see podcast! Visit https://www.manopause.com for more engaging podcasts, articles, videos and more - all dedicated to men over 50! Live life, live young!

GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST
Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, December 1971

GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 96:08


The Grateful Dead's relationship with St. Louis went deep as the new Listen To The River box set and this Deadcast prove, featuring promoter Tony Dwyer, offstage jams at Scotty's Music, and the time the Dead crashed Richie Gerber's bar mitzvah.GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Tony Dwyer, Michael Scott, Richard Gerber, Mark Slosberg, Steve Fisher, Doug Heller, David Lemieux, Joe Schwab, Tom Wood, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, John Ellis

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Sex and the Sydnee
Ep. 3/ Dear (long) John

Sex and the Sydnee

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 22:08


This episode Sydnee delves into her tumultuous relationship with her much older ex-boyfriend. By much older we mean the exact age gap of John Mayer and Taylor Swift… but who's counting?

Pop Culture Catechism
23. John Mayer's Path of Repentance

Pop Culture Catechism

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 54:55


Show notes: https://www.awakencatholic.org/pop-culture-catechism/john-mayers-path-of-repentance Download the official AWAKEN App: http://theawakenapp.io Support Pop Culture Catechism and all the shows on AWAKEN Catholic by joining the AWAKEN NATION. http://awakencatholic.org/donate Pray with the Hallow app! It's the only audio-guided Catholic prayer app, focused on contemplative prayer and traditional Catholic meditation such as Lectio Divina, Daily Examen, and the Rosary Get one month for free of the premium subscription by visiting http://hallow.app/awaken

Maxwell's Kitchen
Episode 48 - Dallas Breed

Maxwell's Kitchen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 118:17


Dallas Breed is a transplant to the PNW by way of Arkansas. He is a musician, a thinker, a tinkerer, and not to be taken too seriously. In this episode, Dallas and Maxwell discuss giving a speech at a wedding, pressure on primates, speaking skills for leaders, stage fright, performing music on-stage, Steven Tyler, Aerosmith, ears developing, music changes as you get older, Vanilla Ice, Mariah Carey, Hootie and the Blowfish, songs you're not supposed to like, polka, region influences musical taste, American Music, industrialization of art, Taylor Swift, creating stars for money, taking risks, Ellis Island, genetics, chasing fame, NASA, firefighters, TikTok, good vs. new, playing blues guitar, Little Rock, Arkansas, John Mayer, Jack White, Bassnectar, classical composers, harmony, melody, physically feeling music, subwoofers, 1812 overture, symphonic howitzer technician, how to trigger a cannon, sheet music, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, tempo, quantizing music, Nickelback and nu-metal.All production by Cody Maxwell. Artwork by Cody Maxwell. Opening graphic assets by UlyanaStudio. Opening music by Dallas Breed. sharkfyn.com/maxwells-kitchen-podcast

SideTalks - The Official Sidewalk Podcast
#147 John Goodman or John Mayer? *clapping noises*

SideTalks - The Official Sidewalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 33:57


Featuring... What's This Shit?!?! - ...is this a movie or is this a commercial? Rachel & Corey's Top 200 Films: Numbers 16 - 13 Sponsored by Revelator Coffee Music by Splash '96

SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter
Yariv Lerner is bringing beach volleyball back to the big screen

SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 65:29


This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, is AWESOME. This episode features Yariv Lerner, the CEO of Nu Boyana Film Studios, one of the largest film studios in Europe.  Why are we having a CEO of a film studio on the podcast? Because Lerner is producing a movie, Qualifying, depicting the grinding journey of the qualifier beach volleyball player, shooting it at Sofia Beach in Sofia, Bulgaria. Now, for the first time since Sideout, beach volleyball will be back on the big screen, and for the first time ever, it's going to be done right.  On this episode, we discuss: - How this movie came to be, and how a script written 20 years ago by Tom Black was revived to become a bona fide movie - How Lerner became so passionate about beach volleyball, beginning on the coasts of South Africa to Santa Monica - Lerner's legendary house in Santa Monica, which roofed players such as Billy Allen, Nick Lucena, John Mayer, Kevin Wong, and Adam Roberts, among others - The cast, plot, and projected release date of Qualifying And, as always, so much more.  ENJOY! *** We now have SANDCAST MERCHANDISE!! Rock the gear of your favorite podcast today! https://www.sandcastvolleyball.com/merchandise/ This episode, as always, is brought to you by Wilson Volleyball, makers of the absolute best balls in the game, hands down. You can get a 20-percent discount using our code, SANDCAST-20! https://www.wilson.com/en-us/volleyball Check out our book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, written by SANDCAST hosts Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter: https://www.amazon.com/Volleyball-Milkshakes-Travis-Mewhirter/dp/B089781SHB  Be sure to check out some of the coolest beach volleyball gear in the country at Vollis Beach! Recently partnered with LuLu Lemon, Vollis is offering high quality, good looking apparel, and you can get it at a discount using Travisfans to get 15 percent off! https://www.vollisgear.com/ SHOOTS!

Diva Behavior
Bachelor in Paradise season 7, episode 9: TRASHELOR IN PARADISE! "The Big Storm"

Diva Behavior

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 80:51


Welcome to another bonus ep as Sara Armour is joined by "Bachelor" superfan and sis of pod, Casey "de" Bunker. They discuss episode 9, season 7 of "Bachelor in Paradise," and the big storm, that wasn't. 00:01 Grocery Store Joe has to choose between ex-gf Kendall and current beach gf Serena P. Relationship astrology reveals why these "Buttheads" can't seem to get on the same page, and what's going on between Scorpio Sun's Serena AND Joe, behind closed doors. Engagement prediction, Yes. Also fun fact, Kendall has a twin sister named Kylie. Mind Blown. 29:22 Riley & Maurissa are tested but after a big Riley Crylie moment, we stan this ship. Engagement prediction, Yes. 33:30 RIP Greg Grippo's therapist, we suggest you hire new therapist asap and also hire Sara as your life coach. 33:13 Will the real Greg Grippo please stand up! Brendan is revealed as the gas lighting actor who's there for the wrong reasons but low key, we hope his acting career takes off and we can see him playing a third Affleck brother. 40:00 The Void of Abagail & Noah is explored and the relationship astrology is stunning. These two have more in common than you think! Engagement prediction, no, but big predictions about how this will play out long term. 1:08:04 Why is Aaron such a "Bitch Boy?" -- Virgo Sun / Chyron explains it all. Plus, he's pre-saturn return! 1:15:00 Conspiracy theories in paradise. Are the producers purposefully sabotaging Natasha? Is James a hologram? Where is his birth info?!?1:18:00 Final Note? Way to go Matt James! Wonderful Dancing with the Stars debut! Light as a feather!Follow Casey on IG: https://www.instagram.com/caseydilla1/Follow Sara on IG: https://www.instagram.com/saraarmour/Follow Molly on IG: https://www.instagram.com/mollymulshine/If you liked this episode be sure to subscribe and leave a review! SHOP Criminal Astrology Sweatshirt & OtherTrash Merch on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SPACETRASHpodcast?ref=search_shop_redirectSHOP Criminal Astrology Sweatshirt & OtherTrash Merch on Shopify: https://space-trash-lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-uranus.myshopify.com/

I Just Wanna Chat
The Discourse around the Gabby Petito Case, The Disappointing Emmy's, & What is Taylor Swift Doing??

I Just Wanna Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 58:33


On today's kiiiind of different episode of I Just Wanna Chat, Mary is joined by overall GREAT person and true crime lover Bekkah Shutt and we go over the social media coverage of the tragic Gabby Petito murder and the impact social media has had on the case and where we think the line is between morbid curiosity and blatant disrespect when it comes to speculating on news like this. Then Mary quickly gives a run down of this year's especially disappointing Emmy's, John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston's *moment* from last week, and after Taylor Swift surprised us all last Friday by releasing Wildest Dreams instead of a lead single from "RED" like we were expecting, we were left asking ourselves...what is Taylor Swift doing? Make sure to follow us on IG at www.instagram.com/IJustWannaChatPodcast Join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/ijustwannachat and find Bekkah on Venmo at @Bekkah-Shutt

Don't Take Bullsh*t From F*ckers
Episode 98 - The Results Are In, I'm An Exceptional Lover

Don't Take Bullsh*t From F*ckers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 35:12


This week on Don't Take Bullsh*t From F*ckers, Greg Behrendt and Kane Holloway welcome you in and remind you how great you look, the DTBFF workshop on Sunday, October 3rd at 11am is filling up fast, a listener writes in with a first date story so juicy that Greg wants to start a new segment called, "Oh, This Assh*le" in which Kane and Greg proceed to light him up, and our 100th episode is right around the corner and we want to hear from you! Write in and tell us if there's any old segments or characters you'd like to see return or would you like to congratulate us? Leave a voicemail at 323-379-5544. Also, What Does This Meme?, A liquor company is ripping off the show, Greg comes at Kane with a surprise quote, and we read some accounts of listeners' messages they wish they could unsend in Delete! Delete! Delete! The show gets a voicemail from a listener who takes issue with the show ripping on John Mayer, Steve from Sex and the City makes an appearance, Greg and Pat aren't sure they want to be on the same show as Kane, the listener who is dealing with the ultra sexist work environment writes back in to let the guys know what industry she works in and Kane is shook, and in Reddit Remix, Greg and Kane tackle, "Am I the assh*le for damaging my ex's car and not paying for it?" Get your tickets for the DTBFF workshop on Sunday, October 3rd at 11am here You can find bonus episodes and much more at our Patreon!  Get your DTBFF and Always Be Blocking shirts, notebooks, masks, pillows, stickers, magnets, and Greg Behrendt's Kane Holloway pins on RedBubble  Leave a voicemail for the show at 323-379-5544 Email the show with your questions and comments at dtbffpodcast@gmail.com Follow the show, Greg, Kane, and Pat on Instagram at dtbffpodcast, itsgreggers, kaneholloway and dtbffproducerpat Get a free meditation and info on coaching from Greg at Gregorybehrendt.com  Find this podcast and many amazing others at allthingscomedy.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hot Takes & Deep Dives
John Arthur Hill on Andy Cohen, Producing WWHL, Kathy Griffin D-List & more!

Hot Takes & Deep Dives

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 37:19


Jess is joined by John Arthur Hill, Andy Cohen's SiriusXM co-host, go-to producer and noted ex-boyfriend. We discuss their meet-cute origin story while John was starring in Hairspray on Broadway and how they've maintained such a good relationship nearly 15 years later. John discusses his experience as a writer/producer on Watch What Happens Live and Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List and talks about the epic fall-out between Andy, Kathy Griffin & Anderson Cooper. We also discuss Jillian Michaels' ban from WWHL, John Mayer, Carole Radziwill, producing Tori & Dean Inn Love and more! IG: @jessxnyc, @hottakesdeepdives, @johnarthurhill

The Nathan Barry Show
048: Ali Abdaal - Building Multiple Income Streams as a Content Creator

The Nathan Barry Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 72:25


Ali Abdaal is a Doctor, writer, podcaster, entrepreneur, and YouTube sensation. Ali has grown his YouTube subscriber base to over 2 million, and writes a weekly newsletter titled Sunday Snippets. Sunday Snippets covers productivity tips, practical life advice, and the best insights from across the web.Ali studied medicine at Cambridge University. He worked as a Doctor in the United Kingdom before taking time off to explore his other interests. His YouTube channel covers medicine, tech, lifestyle, and productivity. Ali also co-hosts a weekly podcast with his brother, called Not Overthinking.After learning to code at age 12, Ali started doing freelance web design and development. He enjoys playing piano, guitar, and singing covers of mainstream pop songs. You can find occasional videos of Ali's music prowess on his Instagram page.In this episode, you'll learn: Ali's savvy insights for growing your YouTube subscriber base A proven formula for writing content titles that get clicks Ali's playbook for taking your podcast to a whole new level Links & Resources The Nathan Barry Show on Apple Podcasts The Nathan Barry Show on Spotify Sean McCabe Pat Flynn ConvertKit Ibz Mo Casey Neistat Sara Dietschy Chris Guillebeau Tim Ferriss Derek Sivers School of Greatness podcast Lewis Howes Dave Ramsey Michael Hyatt Cal Newport Crash Course John Green Hank Green Daily Content Machine Andrew D. Huberman Reboot Dan Putt Tiago Forte David Perell Jim Collins The Flywheel Effect Impact Theory podcast The Tim Ferriss show Seth Godin Scrivener James Clear Ali Abdaal's Links Follow Ali on Twitter Watch Ali on YouTube Check out Ali on Instagram Ali's newsletter Ali's website Episode Transcript[00:00:00] Ali:YouTube can change your life, but you have to put out a video every single week for the next two years. If you do that, I guarantee you it'll change your life. I can't put any numbers on it. I can't tell you how many subscribers you'll have, or how much revenue you have, like a hundred percent guarantee.You will change your life at the very least in terms of skills or connections or friends, or opportunities that will come your way as a result of posting consistently.[00:00:30] Nathan:In this episode, I talk to Ali Abdaal. Over the last four and a half years he's built his YouTube channel from zero to 2 million subscribers.He's who all of my friends who are into YouTube turn to for advice. He's got a paid course. He's got a substantial email newsletter. He started out as a doctor and then has made the switch into a full-time YouTuber. So anyway, I'll get out of the way, but, before we dive into the show, if you could do me a favor after the show: if you could go and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, wherever you listen.That helps with downloads. If you could also write a review, I really appreciate it.Now it's on to the show, with Ali.Ali, welcome to the show.[00:01:17] Ali:Thanks for having me. This is really cool. I've been following you on the internet in a non-weird way since 2016. I remember once in, I think it was 2018, I discovered your 2015 podcast series all about launching an ebook, and pricing plans, and all this stuff.It was so good. Now we're looking to do eBooks and things like that. Thank you for all the inspiration on that front.[00:01:46] Nathan:Yeah, for sure. Well, it's fun to have you on, it's been fun to watch you grow. I was actually on a hike with our mutual friend, Sean McCabe after he moved to Boise, my hometown. He was talking about you, and I hadn't come across your stuff yet. And I was like, oh, I gotta check it out.And now I'm watching a whole bunch of videos. And then of course we've been internet friends for, for awhile now.[00:02:08] Ali:I'm now a customer of ConvertKit as well, for the last few months.[00:02:11] Nathan:Yeah. Let's see. Okay. So I want to dive into your story and get some context because you have an interesting path of finishing school, like a substantial amount of schooling, and then diving into the world of being a doctor, and then transitioning out of it.What was the plan? Let's start.[00:02:36] Ali:Yeah. for a bit of context, I spent six years in medical school, and then two years working full-time as a doctor in the UK national health service before deciding to take a break. In that break I intended to travel the world, but then the pandemic happened and I ended up becoming a full-time creator on the internet by virtue of the fact that I didn't have a job when it was a pandemic.When I first decided to apply to med school, I'd been into the whole entrepreneurship thing since the age of 12. I learned to code. I started doing freelance web design and freelance web developer from age 13 onwards. So, in school, in high school, middle school, like we call it secondary school in the UK, I'd rush back home from school when I finished off my homework in record time, and then just be plugging away at like PHP or some HTML or some like jenky Java script. I used to make $5 here and there, and be like, yes, I'm, I'm making magical internet money. Every year when, when I was in, in high school, my friends and I would come up with a new business idea.So, we started this multi-level marketing thing and some other random pyramid schemes, and random paid surveys, and whatever we could do to make money circa 2006 to 2010. So, I always had this interest in entrepreneurship, but then when it came to figuring out what to do with my life, I was getting decent grades in school and because I'm Asian, and everyone in the UK who is Asian, their parents are doctors. So, it was like a default path for me to just like, oh, you know, why, why don't I become a doctor? And I kind of reasoned at the time that if I could be a doctor, and also be a coder on the side, that's like a more interesting combination than if I were just a coder or just a doctor.Not that there's anything wrong with either, but I felt the combination would be more interesting because of the synergy. And so I ended up going to med school, which is a weird, a weird reason for going to,[00:04:24] Nathan:Interesting to him, interesting to you, or interesting to[00:04:27] Ali:Yeah.[00:04:28] Nathan:Family friends.[00:04:30] Ali:Oh no, not family and friends, interesting to me, because it would make life more fun and interesting to me because it unlocks opportunities for creating a tech startup or whatever, further down the line. I think at the time I was drinking the zero to one Kool-Aid[00:04:45] Nathan:Well, Peter Thiel[00:04:46] Ali:Yeah, like that, where I first came across the idea that like, innovation happens at the intersection of multiple fields.And so, you know, the printing press was invented by the guy who really understood, I dunno, looms and how spinning yarn worked, but also understood like something else about something else, and combined these ideas to create something cool. So, I always found it in my head that, Hey, why don't I get really good at the medical stuff and be a really good doctor?And then on the side, if I know how to code, then I can like combine those to spin off some, fit some something interesting further down the line.[00:05:14] Nathan:I think that resonates with me of like,I think that people, especially like online creators who go and do one thing very specifically, maybe don't have as much of an interesting angle, to put into it. Like I think that some of what made me more interested.This is like, they're just hypothesizing, teaching like online business and, and marketing is having a design background, even though those are much more overlapping than say, like a big a doctor and, and, you know, a web developer, you know, as you were starting into it. But, but I think having those skills in another area makes you more interesting as a person and it gives you better stories to tell, and then it gives you a better perspective.And you're not like just pulling from the same industry over and over again.[00:05:58] Ali:Yeah, no, exactly. I, I often find that the, the YouTubers that I seem to kind of, and the, and the, and the bloggers as well, who I follow more of are the ones who seem to have multiple interests. And it kind of gets to that question of like, you know, the, the thing that holds everyone back around, like, what's my niche, like, oh, but I have to pick one thing and get really good at that.And yes, that does have some merit to it, but I often also think that, yeah, but you know, how, how can you carve out a niche for yourself? That's a combination of the other, other stuff that you're interested in, And so instead of trying to be the best, I don't know, productivity YouTuber, it's like, you're the only productivity YouTuber.Who's also a doctor who also runs a business that that's kind of how I think about it.[00:06:37] Nathan:Yeah, that makes sense. Okay. So, when you're in med school, when you started your YouTube channel or you're wrapping up med school, right.[00:06:45] Ali:That's right. Yeah. So, I started the YouTube channel in my penultimate year, so I, I, I, I done five years of med school at this point. I'd set up a few businesses. I had like two SAS products that I was using to side hustle, income, most my, my way through med school. And then in 2017, when I was in my final year, the YouTube channel actually started out as a content marketing strategy for my, my business, that business was helping other people get into med school.It was like that standard thing. Once you do something, you then teach other people how to do the thing. and it was like, you know, the creative economy before it was really called that where[00:07:20] Nathan:Yeah,[00:07:20] Ali:You kind of follow that model. And so the YouTube channel started.[00:07:23] Nathan:Because you were you teaching people like test prep[00:07:25] Ali:Exactly. Yeah. And it's so similar to pet Flynn story as well.You know, he, he started off teaching people how to do some architecture exam. I started up teaching people how to do the med school admissions exams, and that's kind of transitioned into a coaching business, which then transitioned into the YouTube channel.[00:07:40] Nathan:Okay. And so as the YouTube channel started to grow, like, what were some of those first milestones, you know, as you're getting to, how long did it take for you to a thousand subscribers and then maybe, you know, 5,000 or 10,000? Like what milestones stand out.[00:07:52] Ali:Yeah, so I started in the summer of 2017 and it took me six months and 52 videos to get to the first thousand subscribers, six months in 52 videos. I was putting out two videos every week while preparing for med school finals and kind of neglecting my exams for the sake of YouTube, because I could see the YouTube thing was like, oh, I really want to do this.I think the ROI on being a YouTube or is going to be higher than the ROI and getting an extra 2% in my med school finals. that was, that was the theory. Anyway, So, yeah, it took six months of the channel to get a thousand subscribers, another like four or five months for it to get up to 5,000 subscribers.And at the point where I was at around 4,005,000 subscribers, there were two like really good things that happened. Number one was a collab with a much bigger utuber. his name is Ibz Mo. So he and I got to know each other through university and he had 60 K at the time. And so he and I did a collab which took off and helped the channel get exposure.But also there was a video that I made my, my very first video that actually went viral, which was a video about how to study for exams. now this video is a bit weird because like I'd actually planned for it to happen like a whole year before I made it. So when I started YouTube, I, I sort of consumed the hell out of everything on the internet, around how to be a YouTuber and, Sara Dietschy and Casey Neistat had this thing whereby Casey Neistat, enormous YouTuber, Sarah DG would take YouTube who was smaller at the time.She went from 40 cases. Over to like one through over a hundred, a hundred thousand, basically overnight because Casey Neistat shouted her out. and the way that she described that, and I, that I found in some random interview, like on the YouTube grapevine, was that you, you benefit from a collaboration with a bigger utuber, but you only benefit from it.If there is already a backlog of really high quality content on your channel. And so I took that to heart and I knew that, okay, at some point I want to do a collab with a bigger utuber. And at some point I want to try and make specifically a video on how to study for exams, but I knew number one, I needed to have a backlog of hot, cold, high quality content because otherwise no one would care.And secondly, I knew that it would take me about a hundred videos to get good enough at making videos to actually be able to make a decent video about exams. And so that was like my 82nd or something video, which I, I, I I'd had in the back of my mind for so long since, because since getting started button, you know, I need to get my skills up.I need to put in the quantity so that I can actually make videos that are hopefully.[00:10:06] Nathan:Okay. That's interesting. Yeah, because coming, doing a collab and coming to a channel and it's like, okay, they have four videos. And the one that I saw in the collab is actually the best one they've ever done. Like it's sort of, it doesn't have the same ring to it as if you come in and be like, wow, this is incredible.Like, one of my favorite bloggers, you know, it's separate from the YouTube space, but I got him, Chris Guillebeau was an author and blogger and I followed him in the early days. And I had the experience of, he had written a guest post for Tim Ferris and I was reading Tim versus blogging. This was probably 2011, maybe.And I was like, oh, this is really good. I love it. I think it was on actually on travel, hacking, you know, credit card points and all of that. And so I clicked over to his site and I think. Over the next, like two days, I just read the entire website, you know, Nate, it was like years worth of blog posts and all that, but that was the experience.Right. The guest posts is a collab of some kind and then coming over and you're like, you're just deep dive and consume everything rather than the experience of coming over and be like, oh, okay. That's interesting. You know, and like moving along and the back catalog is what, what, drives that?[00:11:09] Ali:Yeah. Yeah. I had, I had that exact experience with Derek Sivers who I discovered through the Tim Ferriss show and Mr. Money mustache, but it's coming through a temporary. I was like, all right, I'm spending the next week of my life. Just binge reading all of your blog posts that you've ever written for the last 20 years.And now it's like, I've got this information downloaded into my brain.[00:11:24] Nathan:Yeah. I love it. Okay. So one thing that I wondered about is as you spend all this time, you know, on med school and, and then, you know, becoming a doctor, it's a big investment. then you also have this love for YouTube and the channels growing. Like the channel now has 2 million subscribers and, and, this is wild success.How do you think about. Like when you made that switch to YouTube, as your full-time thing and leaving behind, at least for now your career as a doctor, how did you make that decision? How did sunk cost play into it? You know, all that,[00:11:59] Ali:Yeah. So this is, it's still something I think about to this day. It's like, there's this balance between how much do I want to be a doctor? And how much do I want to be a YouTuber? when I made the decision at the time, it was, so it was about actually this time, last year, where I took a break from medicine intending to travel the world, but then pandemic happened and ended up being a full-time YouTuber.And then like back then, what I was thinking was I'm, I'm only going to do this for a little while. Cause this YouTube thing is going well right now, the problem with YouTube and like the creative stuff in general is that there's not a lot of like longevity to it necessarily. Like there are so few YouTubers who are big today that were also big 10 years ago.And so that's the thing that I constantly keeps me up at night. Like how will I continue to stay relevant? You know, X number of years from now. And to me, the medicine thing always seemed like a great, you know, my main hustle is being a doctor and my side hustle is being a YouTuber so that no matter what happens, you know, at least I'll have a, a full back career to kind of fall back on.[00:12:53] Nathan:Pretty sure doctors have irrelevant 10 years now.[00:12:55] Ali:Yeah, I'm pretty sure doctors will be relevant. So I wouldn't, I wouldn't have to worry in that context. in the UK, the way the medical system works, there's also like, after you're a doctor for two years, at that point, there's a very natural gap and a lot of people will take some time out to, to go traveling or whatever.And just so happened that COVID happened to that exact point just as I just, as I left to take a break. But I was, I was on the, the school of greatness podcast with Louis hose, last, last week. And he, he was calling me out on this. He was saying that basically I was bullshitting myself because I think the reason why I was holding onto the medicine thing was a profound sense of risk aversion.It was number one. The what if I, what if I lose everything at least then I'll still be able to be a doctor. And number two, it was a case of like, oh, but. I, you know, my brand was built up of the back of being a doctor. And if I lose that, then you know, who am I, why does anyone listen to what I have to say?Who will care what I have to think anymore? Because now I'm just a YouTuber rather than a doctor, which has like prestige and it has like clout. And he basically just called me out and dismantled, like all of my BS on all of those funds. And that really, really got me thinking. Cause like, you know, ultimately the thing that I care about is teaching and inspiring people.And if I think about, if I could only do one thing for the rest of my life, it would not be saving lives as a doctor. It would be teaching people. And that's the thing that YouTube lets you do and lets you do it at scale. And that's the thing, the internet that today. And so now right now I'm going through this phase of having to really think about like, am I only holding onto the doctor thing because of because of fear. And am I holding onto fear and sunk costs, which is obviously like a stupid thing. do I really want to go all in, on the YouTube stuff and then the business stuff, because my real passion is teaching. I don't know any, any thoughts on that balancing, like the fear and like the sensible decision would like following your passion.And it sounds so cliche, but yeah.[00:14:48] Nathan:Yeah. No, it all makes sense to me. The place that I would go is, you know, as you, cause there's, there's fear on both sides, right? I've given up the, being a doctor and then there's fear of what does this career as a, as a creator, as a YouTuber look like in five years, in 10 years. And I would lean in on that side and try to figure that out.Like who are the people, questions I would ask, who are the people who. You admire, who have had longevity in their careers. Right. Cause in the, in the blogging world that I've been a part of the last I want to spend, I guess, almost exactly 10 years now. There's a lot of people who are not around anymore, you know, like they're still alive.I'm sure they're living wonderful lives, but they don't live internet, you know, internet visible lives anymore. and then also seeing like what, what does your business look like in that? It's how you do dependent? Is it, what does that look like? So as you look five years ahead, this something I want to ask later, but, but I'm curious for now, like five years, 10 years ahead, like what are you doing?What's the, what does your, your audience look like? And what role does YouTube or other things play in[00:15:50] Ali:Yeah. Yeah. I think if, if, if I think about people who have longevity, I think you're one of the examples that comes to mind where you started off as a blogger, and then you did the ebook thing, and then you went into the SAS thing, which is now like, absolutely like, you know, exploded. so that's really cool.The other people who I look to are, you know, people like Tim Ferris, who. Has gotten bigger every year, since before I work, we came out and it wasn't a one hit wonder. We started off with the books and then he did a great job of transitioning into the podcast where now it's less about him and more about kind of spotlighting other people and building this almost the institution of his, his personal brand, which is built off of teaching people.Cool, cool things. yeah, I think about it, like in that context, like the thing that you and Tim have in common is that you've both gone, moved away from being very personal brand heavy and more towards being somewhat institutionalized in your case and convert kit in his case, through his podcast.And that's kind of how I see it for myself in a dream world, whereby let's say five years from now, I'm still like doing YouTube videos and teaching people and I'm learning things. And then teaching people, the things that I've been learning. Cause I, I enjoy that kind of stuff, but it's become, becomes less about me personally and more about kind of showcasing other experts.Building a team and building a brand that can be dissociated from my personal name, if need be.[00:17:09] Nathan:Is there a blueprint that comes to mind? So I think about this, a lot of where, where this goes with the highest leverage point to direct an audience to, I —-wrote an article called the billion Abdaalar creator, that is about like this exactly of, you know, if you have an audience of 10,000 or a hundred thousand or a million people, like, what is the thing that you would point that to long-term.And so I'm always looking for these blueprints that other people have created, right? Like I think, Dave Ramsey would be an example of someone who has taken this.Podcasting a radio show is basically a podcast. you know, and taking it to this extreme of, I don't know what they have, I'm making up numbers, but in the ballpark of like 500 to a thousand employees, they've got like this franchise thing, they've got courses that they're, you know, you can sign up for everywhere.Like it's this massive media empire that I can draw a pretty consistent line from, you know, blogger with 10,000 subscribers or 10,000 podcast downloads consistently to that of like continually working away at it. Not to guarantee you that, that you'll hit that, but you know, there'll be other people on Michael Hyatt or, anything else or there's the software direction that I went.So are there like specific blueprints that you look at and be like, okay, that, but[00:18:30] Ali:Yeah.[00:18:31] Nathan:Of it.[00:18:32] Ali:Yeah. I think for me, the playbook that I'm currently following is trying to be a cross between Tim Ferris and Cal Newport.In that Tim, Tim Ferriss in the context of starting a podcast, interviewing experts on stuff. And I need me to, I probably add someone to that. Tim Ferriss, Cal Newport, and the crash course, the YouTube channel, which is run by Hank and John Green, whereas also taking the Tim Ferriss model of podcast, interviewing other people.And then, then that becomes its own kind of content, which helps people, the Cal Newport model of actually I think he he's done a great job of straddling the two worlds of old world prestige of being a professor at Stanford or wherever he's a professor at a part-time and also being a part-time writer and blogger and internet personality type person.And then like taking elements of those and combining it with like the YouTube airy type thing, whereby I think, I think what's missing from the world of podcasts these days is that there are so many podcasts and there is so much incredible wisdom, which back in the day used to be locked up inside either textbooks or in scientific journals.Now, the people who write those scientific journal review papers are being interviewed on all the podcasts. but they're being interviewed in the context of a three hour long discussion. And yes, you could listen to the three hour long discussion. Yes. You could listen to the podcast clips that they've got, that they've been posting through Daily Content Machine on Twitter or whatever, but it's just not as actionable as someone actually creating a compelling YouTube video.So, you know, you could listen to Andrew Huberman interview, the world's expert on longevity about all the eight different things you should do to increase your life. And very few people would follow that advice because there's no in a digestible format. And so if I'm thinking like what I'm, what I'm thinking is that if we can do the podcast thing, we can do the kind of Cal Newport thing of combining old world prestige with new world, kind of content, and also do it in the format of like YouTube videos that are accessible to the mass market and, you know, a lay person audience that is kind of the combination that I see myself doing over the next like five years.And that feels quite exciting.[00:20:32] Nathan:Yeah. So that target of like the 10 to 15 minute YouTube video, that's really well crafted and architected to have the table of contents and even skip to the sections. And it's like, look, this is what you need. And it's not just what was covered in an hour long interview, but also like, and then we pulled in this and when they referenced this thing, like, this is what they're talking about.We can illustrate it with visuals and everything else.[00:20:55] Ali:Absolutely. Yeah. And that's the thing that I'm hooked. So in the process of building a team around, which is something I wanted to talk to you about because you've built a big team over time, I was speaking to Derek, you're a director of marketing as well about building a team and he had, so he had loads of advice to share.So that's, that's a challenge for me right now. It's like, you know, two years ago, it was just me last year, this time, last year, there were three, three of us full-time well, two full-time. It was me working as a doctor and a part-time assistant, and now there's 12 of us, but now we're hiring another 10 people.So by next month it's going to be maybe like 20, 20 of us a hundred. It's all those problems associated with scaling a team and leadership and management. And that's the kind of stuff that, I've been really as sort of very much on the steep learning curve of, and that I'm very excited about getting better at,[00:21:44] Nathan:Yeah. what's the reason that you're growing the team so quickly.[00:21:48] Ali:Well, let's see, because we just have a lot of money. once, once we launched our, yeah, it's a, it's a, it's a good problem to have. We're just like very cash rich and expertise poor as someone described as, We launched our cohort based course part time, YouTube academy this time, last year, it did phenomenally well, I'd been doing classes on Skillshare, which started off as making like a few hundred to a few thousand a month and is now compounded to the point where we make some way between 60 and $80,000 every month, just passive income of Skillshare classes.That means that every month we're just making more and more money. And I see the, I see the numbers going up and I see them go up and I, I see basically like, well, why, why are, why aren't we doing anything with that money other than just[00:22:30] Nathan:Right.[00:22:31] Ali:every year.[00:22:32] Nathan:Okay. So really quick, since you mentioned, are you okay sharing some of the numbers, like the numbers from part-time YouTube academy?[00:22:38] Ali:Yeah. so we launched the first cohort in November last year. I think this year we're on track to do maybe like $2 million revenue and like 1.1 0.5 million profit, 1.6 million profits, something like that. next year we're hoping to take that up to like 5 million revenue. Which again, all of these feel like, like dumb numbers, I'm just plucking out of thin air.Cause it's like, I I've, I'm, I'm really bad at like projecting, protecting financials. Like it's all, it's all just a guess. Anyway, like if we could do four cohorts and sell 600 places, that would be 5.5 0.1 million revenue. It's like, that's actually, that's actually doable, but it's just such a fricking ridiculous numbers.It's like, how on earth can that be doable? It's just like, how, how does it even work?[00:23:23] Nathan:Yeah. Welcome to the internet. And, when you have substantial leverage, like things that were possible, like seemed insane before you're like, oh yeah, I know that math checks out, you know?[00:23:34] Ali:Yeah, exactly. I suppose if somebody, to you for ConvertKit was I think last I checked, you were on 20 million annual recurring.[00:23:41] Nathan:Yeah. We're at 20, 28 and a half. Now[00:23:44] Ali:Well the hell that's going to quickly compounding.[00:23:48] Nathan:The magic of compounding, This is fascinating to me because a lot of, I feel like a lot of content creators are, you know, get to your stage and they're like, okay, what, you know, what Lamborghini should I buy right now?Have you thought about putting the line beginning in your YouTube videos? I'm kidding, please.Don't[00:24:05] Ali:I mean, I've got a Tesla model three, so that was my, a splurge.[00:24:08] Nathan:That was your splurge. Yeah, exactly. you know, so interesting to me that you're hiring at the rate that you are, which is to be totally clear is the rate that we hired at ConvertKit like slow at first of like two or three, four, and then it started to, like started to really take off. And I think in, let me think how long eight months we went from four people to 21 people.And, and that worked really well for us. And we were growing really, really quickly. And, and, like in that time, I think we 10 X revenue, like going. 30,000 a month in revenue to 300,000 a month and revenue. and so that that's absolutely a wild ride. And then we kind of paused there for a second and we like methodically about, okay, what are the roles that we need?How do we build the team culture within the group that we have? How can we invest in those relationships? We also had our first team, like in-person team retreat at that time. and so I think it's really important as you grow a team that quickly to make sure you're really, really, yeah. Intentional about, the team culture, which like, that's one of the things like, what does that even mean?How do you, how do you do that? And the way that I do it is being clear about the mission of what you're building and why. and then investing deeply in the relationships with each person.[00:25:32] Ali:Okay. And what does, what does that mean?[00:25:34] Nathan:Was, so you're hiring all these people, right? And let's say you're hiring from you're very much the face of the.And so if someone's applying to like, oh, I want to work with Ali, right? Like, let's do that. And so they have this relationship with you and what you don't want is this, you'd end up with this hub and spoke model where you're the hub and everyone has a relationship with you and they don't have it with each other.And that's just the, it's a natural way that things are joining, right. Or the way it comes about. I, the same thing when people wanted to start working at ConvertKit, they wanted to work at convergent, but they a lot wanted to work with me. And so you have to invest deeply in turning that hub and spoke into like a spiderwebs where if you're not at the core of it, they all are riffing on ideas.They, you know, understand each other's, families and like individual values and everything else. and that matters more. And so you have to know that the natural state of things is not ideal and you need to like aggressively work, to change that. So that you're less important than your own.[00:26:39] Ali:Oh, interesting. Yeah. That's exactly the challenge that we're having right now where. Still all of the things kind of flow through me, but it's, I think over the last few months, as I've gotten like business coaches and working with, with our mutual friend, Sean, as a coach, as well, and reading sort of dozens of books about like leadership and management and like org chart structure and all that jazz, we're starting to get to a point where I actually do feel like stuff is happening without me.And it's like the best feeling in the world when they're just doing stuff. And I'm like, whoa, wow. That's actually a great idea. It was so well done. And you've actually done this better, better than I would have done this. Whoa. Okay. This is really cool. so hopefully as the team expands, yeah, the, the, the culture thing is interesting.I think so far, I haven't given any thought to culture in the slightest as just sort of happened organically slash accidentally. but one of the exercises that Sean, Sean took me through was the thing of like, imagine, you know, a year from now or three years from now, what is the sort of business that you want to have?Like you go into work in the morning, like what, what do you want to say. It was only after that. I kind of thought about that, that I realized that for me, what that dream looks like, it's actually having an in-person team having like a studio, maybe, maybe in a place like London that we can invite people over to for podcasts and focus for collabs having an in-person team.Or maybe once a once a week, I have brainstorm meetings with, you know, our writers and researchers and stuff, and we figure out what we're doing. Maybe once a week, I filmed stuff for the YouTube channels. And maybe once a week, I sit down to record a podcast with someone cool. And the rest of the time I spend like chilling, or, you know, writing or reading or doing other, working on the businessy type stuff.And we have like a COO or general manager or whatever you want to call it, who runs the day-to-day operations without needing my input. and it was only really when I kind of said that out loud, I'm just going to ask, so, okay, well when you just make that happen and I was like, oh yeah, you're right.I could just make that happen. And then, because I think before I just, I, I drank the remote work Kool-Aid so, so much that I just sort of assumed that you had to hire remotely. Then I realized, hang on, given that this is the sort of business I want to be in where we're all actually in person, because it's more fun.I can just hire people who are only London. And so when we're not doing that, hiring people who are only in London, which feels weird, but it means we also have, you know, a few dozen applications rather than a few thousand to, to deal with, which is, which is kinda nice.[00:28:59] Nathan:Yeah. And that's something that when you get clear on that, and that's why so many people want, besides journaling or whatever, other journaling coaching, any, any form of getting that clarity, it's you realize that you're like following this meandering path and like, and then we can do this and then that, and then you realize like, oh, I can just draw a straight line from point a to point B and just do that now.And it's, it's so powerful and you'll save yourself a lot of trouble because then you won't be at a point, right. Where you say we've built a 25 person team. That's like, maybe there's six in London. And then, everyone else is spread throughout the world and people are loving aspects of that, but then they're feeling like the people in London are getting more time with you and right.And you go and create this major culture problems because you had an intention like, or an internal desire that you never expressed, explicitly. And then once you express that and then everyone's like, oh, okay. So I know that it's them working for you remotely right now. I know that I either long-term need to switch to being a contractor of like, just providing a service, you know, or I need to move to London or I need to fully transition out.Like, and there's like a beautiful clarity in that, that when you just keep it inside, you like no one will, no one will experience.[00:30:17] Ali:Hmm. Have you, have you got any like prompts that you find helpful in this sort of journaling thing and figuring out what you want from the business and from life?[00:30:25] Nathan:So, you and I both share a passion for coaching and I hire a coach as well as name's Dan, from an organization called reboot. so he asks all kinds of questions. one, I was navigating a scenario recently that was just really frustrating. And, he said, okay, I want you to picture when you're 40.So I'm 31 right now. So nine years from now, how would your 40 year old self looking back, you know, basically 10 years be proud of how the situation was handled. And that was a version. So basically the prompt would be like stepping forward, not just, what do you want 10 years from now, but like stepping forward and trying to really imagine that scenario.You know, what's pushing you to do, and then looking like looking back on it as a memory of how you handle this next period of difficult transition or any of that. So that'd be one version. Another is like really pushing on like the five why's and really digging in of why do you want that thing? What do you, what are you actually trying to accomplish?I'm sure there's more, butYeah. Are there others that you use.[00:31:38] Ali:Yeah, that question of why did I come across this? I can't remember where I was like to cite my sources, but, the thing of when, when making a decision, think about what decision your like 10 year older self would have wanted you to make, to be like the best version of yourself.And I've been thinking about that recently in the context of this thing of do I go all in on the YouTube thing or do I just kind of do Hoff medicine off YouTube? And I do think out of 10 years from now, I would have wanted myself to make the decision of actually just going all in on the passion project and just seeing what happens with that.If it doesn't work, it didn't work, but at least having a go rather than feeling kind of pulled in two directions, which are sort of incompatible because of the amount of time commitment that a physical career like medicine takes.[00:32:25] Nathan:Yeah. And it's hard when you're like, if you have a 10 person team and you're, you're the only one that's part-time right. Like that, that will result in, you wish you could spend more time with the team. You, you know, you being the bottleneck and things, you shouldn't be it made me think of like the, on the team side of things.There's a movie called the intern, Robert DeNiro and Hathaway.[00:32:44] Ali:No, yeah. I really enjoyed that. It[00:32:46] Nathan:It's a fun movie.And there's a scene in it. So Anne Hathaway runs this, like a fashion tech startup, but th but there's a scene early on when she's like rushing from thing to thing and everything is going to her for approval and all of this stuff.Right. And I remember watching the, how she's so important. It'd be nice to be that important. And then the second one, you stepped back and you're like, that is a terribly run business. Like, what is she doing? You know, like the whole thing, if she wasn't there, the whole thing would fall apart. Cause no one would have our approval for like the homepage designs or, or whatever else.And so, going back to the hub and spoke thing, that's the, you know, you'd like watch that little clip of the movie and then go, okay. That, but the opposite, like that's[00:33:30] Ali:Yeah,[00:33:30] Nathan:To go.[00:33:30] Ali:Yeah. There's one. So, often, you know, someone in my team will message me being like, Hey, you know, we, we need to discuss item X. can you, me and Angus hop on a call and discuss item X. And these days are reply with, can you and Angus discuss item X? Like, do I absolutely have to be on this call?And they're often like, oh no, I guess you don't. Yeah. You know, I mean, I'm just gonna take care of it. I'm like great, wonderful. and I'm always surprised when that works. it's like, oh yeah, this doesn't work. I actually don't need to be involved in everything. but I guess it's, it is that balance of, and I think sometimes the team does feel frustrated that I I'm involved in too many things.I've heard and they feel like maybe I don't necessarily trust all of their decisions. it's like, you know, my name that is going on all this stuff and I trust, but I want to, I want to be able to verify, like if I ask why was something done? Like why, why that pricing plan, rather than that pricing plan,[00:34:22] Nathan:Right.[00:34:22] Ali:Like a reason behind it beyond, oh, it's just, we just sort of plucked numbers out of thin air.[00:34:26] Nathan:Yeah. So two things that makes me think of is one, creating a culture where asking questions is encouraged and not just, Like asking questions of like, Hey, could you explain this to me? I truly don't understand it, but, but also like asking for, is there a reason behind this? You know, why did you do that?And then the other side, when people come to you and say like, Hey, what do you think we should do? Then you ask them, what do you think we should do?And then going like, oh, well I think X, Y, and Z. And you're like, okay, why do you think that because of this great, let's do that. You know, you have more and more conversations where like people come to you and then they make the decision and[00:35:05] Ali:Yeah,[00:35:05] Nathan:Place.[00:35:06] Ali:Yeah, yeah. I'd love to get to that point. I think I need to do a better job of, of doing that. the most, the most obvious example is like when we're brainstorming video content ideas and we're coming up with titles. so we had a meeting earlier today and, you know, the team came up with a few concepts and like 20 titles for each one.And then I made the final decision. I was like, oh, I kind of liked the sound of like title number five. but what I probably should do in that context is, okay, Gareth, if you were making this video, what title would you go for? And then kind of seeing what happens. And I guess there is an element of like, you know, I, I trust my gut on what makes a good title more than I trust anyone else's in the team Scott's or what makes a good title.But I'd like to be able to either train someone it's hard to train someone for this, like find someone who's got like trust more. And so who, who I can just fully outsource the responsibility of coming up with a decent title for, because it is such a huge part of what makes a successful YouTube video[00:36:00] Nathan:Yeah. Okay. On those lines. When you make a video, do you know how often do you know when it's going to be like a video that really hits?[00:36:09] Ali:Think about 20% of the time.I can, I have a gut feeling that, okay, this could be a banger. and th the way I think about it in my head is sort of in terms of Banga potential. So a video called I dunno, nine passive income idea is how I make $27,000 a week that has high bang of potential, a video call.The power of positive thinking the potential, like that's not going to be back. It's like, okay, can we increase the bang of potential by making the title more clickbait? and so for example, you know, I've been working with a life coach for the last few months. I want to make a video about it. I've been thinking, you know, how, like really the thing I worked with them on was how to figure out what I want from life.But a video called how I'm, how to figure out what you want from life. You know, maybe two out of five bang of potential, a video called I hired a life coach for $3,000. Here's what I learned. That's got bag of potential. And so often it's just like a tweaking of the title where it's like the more click baity and sensationalized the title that is annoyingly often.The thing that chorus that correlates most strongly with how much of a banger is this city you're going to be. And the formula that I try and use is sensational click baity title combined with like very deep nuanced. So that someone clicks on the video thinking, huh? And then they're very, very impressed by the production value by the structure, by the academic newness of it, by how awful it is.I think it's crossed the Pepsi, at least that's the intention.[00:37:32] Nathan:Okay. That's interesting to me. I have this like running fantasy as I teach. People how to build wealth and make money. Like, those are some of my favorite topics. I can talk about them all day. And so I was joking with someone that I was going to do, like these real estate seminars, you know, that you see advertised where it's really scammy or you're really just paying for that person's private jet.You know, or it's like, it's the, the MLM equivalent, multilevel marketing equivalent of whatever. Like I'm going to use the same tactics, but then like actually deliver real value. And like the ticket that I charged would just be like 50 bucks and it all go to, I don't know, clean water, charity water, or something like that, you know, basically saying like, I'm going to hook people in with the same thing, clickbait and then deliver, like substantial value that will actually be life-changing.Yeah. And so[00:38:23] Ali:Yeah.[00:38:23] Nathan:The same thing. I like it.[00:38:25] Ali:Yeah. I think it's a great idea because you kind of need to use the clickbait. Like there's literally no way someone's going to click on something. there's a channel, V very, to cm, which made an amazing video, like a few days ago, about the difference about the importance of clickbait and how, and how much it works.And his overall point was that like click, click bait is kind of the wrong word. There is sort of, I think, I think the two terms where there's this sort of like intrigue Bates, which is that, you know, oh, this is interesting. I want to, I want to click on this. And then there is, I can't remember what he said, but it's like, sort of trashed bait, which is that I'm going to stick a bikini model on a thumbnail and has nothing to do with that.But, and so there's those two, two different ones where like, in a way, the way that you title something or the title of your book or the cover of some. It's so, so important for getting the message across. And we shouldn't see that as being a bad thing. Whereas the word clickbait, it includes, you know, things like what is what what's a good headline designer.What's good marketing coffee, but it really shouldn't because clickbait has, it is a dirty word, but it, it shouldn't be because the cover of something is so important to how that thing is perceived and whether people are going to see it or not.[00:39:33] Nathan:Yeah. Yeah. That makes sense. How do you think about the thumbnails and then like the, say the first 30 seconds of the video, those are two separate questions, but as both of those in, in driving engagement,[00:39:44] Ali:Yeah. So thumbnail is really, really important. I think on our channel, we were bad at thumbnails. I'm not a fan of our thumbnail style. we're trying to evolve and iterate on it over time whereby the, you know, and so w w whenever someone's an early stage, utuber, it's like, you're, you're uploading the video.And then you think about the title. And then you think, okay, let me find a, still from the video that I can use with someone else, and then maybe you downloaded it, ramp up the contrast saturation, blah, blah, blah, sticker, clarity, filter on it, and maybe put some text on it in Canada. That's like the, the new YouTube, YouTube way of doing it.When you become a little bit more pro you start thinking of the title in advance anything, okay, what's the title of this video going to be, and then you make the video and you've got the title already. but the thumbnail is still a bit of an afterthought because it's, it's quite hard to think about something else.And that's the point where we're at. and the gold standard is where you have full about the title. And you have literally made the thumbnail before you even think about writing the script for the video. And that is a place where we would like to get to. so we're looking to hire like a graphic designer and, you know, a YouTube channel producer whose job it's going to be to work with a graphic designer at any time, because we, we we've got hundreds of ideas at the top of our pipeline, but at the moment, our bottleneck is in developing those ideas, crucially with a decent title of decent thumbnail and a rough talk, rough amount of talking points.And so, yeah, we're doing everything we can to make the thumbnail more of a first-class citizen, because it's just so stupidly important on YouTube. And in fact, often, you know, if, when I've heard YouTubers would like 10 million plus subscribers speak about thumbnails, they view the thumbnail as being even more important than the title, because the thumbnail is the first thing that really catches the viewer's eye.And the first thing that they see. so yeah, I think we do vaginal thumbnails. Well, relatively speaking, and we're trying to improve at it. I think equally the first 30 seconds is just ridiculously important where everyone's attention is so like all over the place, but if you don't hook the viewer within the first like five seconds, you see that huge drop off in engagement.And again, other other YouTubers that I look up to really, really obsess over the first 30 seconds to one minute of the video and when we teach our YouTube, of course, and we analyze like, what makes a good, like what do these sort of 5 million plus view videos happen? It's like often there's like a cut every single second in the first 30 seconds, like some new piece of gear or something happening on screen.It's just like so rapid and fast and really holds your attention. Whereas for the rest of the video, you can kind of switch to a car every five seconds or something happening every 10 seconds, the ten second rule. but certainly the first 30 seconds, like Panama, it's gotta be like really, really, really sharp and on points.Otherwise people just don't watch.[00:42:16] Nathan:Yeah, that's fascinating. I'm realizing that it's true for a lot of channels I've seen grow really quickly are employing the same things. that's something that's I wanted to ask you about on the monetization side is you're selling a high value course, to like a big audience, you know, 2 million subscribers on YouTube.You also have a what? Lower a hundred thousand subscribers on, on email.All right.[00:42:38] Ali:Yeah.130 or something.[00:42:41] Nathan:Nice. What's the, like, how does your approach differ when in promoting that, you know, a new course, like the part-time YouTube academy on YouTube versus on email.[00:42:50] Ali:I think I'm still scared of selling. It's really bad. I need to get over it. I was, so I was really, really scared of selling like a year ago. And when I had the idea for the part-time YouTube academy, it was on like the 16th of August, 2020, where I wrote the notion page about it for the first time I was thinking, okay, you know, this, this is either going to be a Skillshare class.I eat free, or it's going to be like maybe a 50 to $200 kind of self-paced course. And you know, I can really, really over-deliver on content. Cause I know what I'm talking about here. And so $200 is an absolute steal for this. No one's ever going to complain that this is not worth it. And then I spoke to, I think people that you probably know Tiago Forte and David Perell who run their own like cohort based courses.And they challenged me. You know, what if you had to do this live? What if you had to charge a thousand Abdaalars for it, how would it change your approach to the course? And starting to think in those terms made me really changed the way that we did a personal course and it became a high, second thing. It made me realize that actually what the world needed was not, or what needed to be grandiose, like what the internet needed.It was not, another YouTube or making a self-paced course on how to be a YouTuber. The thing that's actually holding people back is the accountability and the community. And these are things that you get in a live cohort. but getting back to your point about how, like the difference in, in setting it.So we actually only advertised it on Twitter and on the meeting list. initially I didn't even mention it on YouTube because I was so scared of mentioning the course on YouTube. And I think the reason I was so scared of mentioning the course on YouTube is a problem with YouTube that I've spoken to a bunch of other creators about, which is that the people who comment on the videos do not reflect the audience at all.[00:44:29] Nathan:Right.[00:44:30] Ali:Like, if you think about who comments on a YouTube video, it's generally kids, it's generally kids with with enough time on their hands to comment on to comment on videos. And so I was always scared. Like, my audience is not going to appreciate the fact that I'm selling a high ticket course. They're going to think I'm a snake oil salesman or something like that.And my audience mental model was the people who comment on my videos. And it took me a little bit of like an epiphany to realize, hang on, the people who I'm targeting are people with jobs. People would like, you know, six figure incomes, people who want to do the creative side hustle and take it seriously.They are not the 14 to 17 year old kids commenting on my videos. And that was such a major like revelation of like, I can actually completely ignore the comments and I can just go by the analytics that tells me like 40% of my audience is age like 24 to 36 in the U S fantastic. Those are the people I want.Whereas on email, you don't really see that as so, so clearly. And so I think, and especially because I've read your stuff. Read a lot around email marketing, but so little around YouTube marketing. I'm much more comfortable selling on email than I am selling on YouTube, but it's, it's something I'm trying to get better on.So,[00:45:31] Nathan:Are you able to track attribution for signups or that kind of thing of what's coming from YouTube versus email now, right? You're doing at least some promotion of it on YouTube.[00:45:40] Ali:Yeah. we actually, so in the first cohort where we did, we didn't promote on YouTube at all. So it was like 50% Twitter, 50% email, I think for the most recent cohort, even now we don't really promote on YouTube very much. It's less just like a very, very subtle casual plug at the start of a video.I think about 30% came in through YouTube and the rest came in through again, Twitter or email.And so, but you know, one of the things that we're hiring for is a marketing marketing manager to basically just lead marketing for the YouTube academy. And that was some of the stuff that, that your pal Derek was was, was helping us with.[00:46:13] Nathan:Yeah, they're good at all of that kind of stuff of taking, I mean, all the things that I did over the years of like, oh, there's, one-off push here, they're entering into like, okay, that was great. Look at the results we got from it. Also, we're going to do it as a system now, and it's going to work like this and it's going to drive consistent results over time, rather than like these spikes or that sort of thing, which I'm good. okay. Something else like in that journey, we kind of left off as you were, you know, I guess the last we're talking about YouTube numbers was, you know, like five, 10,000 subscribers. I want to hear a little bit more about going from that 10,000 to 100,000 and then like, I think it's a huge jump, but a hundred thousand to 2 million.[00:46:54] Ali:I think it is absolutely fancy. It's just the law of compounding and consistency and, you know, the results happen very, very slowly and then very, very fast. And before you know it, you know, Jim Collins, I thing has that model of the flywheel that it takes. It takes a hell of a lot of energy to get going, but once it starts to go, then it, it becomes unstoppable.I think it's, it's the case for any interesting kind of compounding could growth projectory, you know, YouTube channels, convert kits, any software platform that's growing. and so in year one, I think we hit maybe like 20,000 subscribers by the end of it. Then year two was probably the next few hundred thousand year three was the next like million in year four.It's just wrapped up wait, where we just hit the 2 million mark. And then at the end of year four, so it was just, you know, perfectly matches it maps onto one of those exponential growth curves. The scary thing about that is that like, if you extrapolate it further, that means we're going to be on like 4 million subscribers by next year.And that's just completely unfathomable to me because it's like, okay, that's just never gonna happen. And there is a point at which the, the compounding growth curve stops, That's the thing that I worry about. I don't really worry about it. That's the thing that I'm trying to build more and more like pillars of support around the business, a diversification, more into courses, more into books, more into stuff that is dissociated from my personal brand and also from my personal YouTube channel specifically.Yeah, it's, it's, it's weird. It's one of those things we look back on and you kind of forget like, oh yeah. When, when I started, like, I remember like when I started working as a doctor, I had, I hit 50,000 subscribers like that, that, month. And then a year later when I was having my first like appraisal, where they, your supervisor looks at how good a doctor you were.The first thing he said to me was there were 263,000 people following a YouTube channel. How the hell did that happen? And so I have that number in my head is like, oh yeah. Once I, at the, at the end of 2019, when I, when I finished my first year, I was Dr.. That was what. And then it was like my it's my second year of working as a doctor when the pandemic struck and the pandemic, me and my channel really take off because all of a sudden people were sitting home and watching YouTube videos.I think that was when we had and subscribers. and now a year on from that point, we've just had 2 million and it's just been just insane, insane growth. but obviously consistency compounding the thing I always tell my students is that, you know, YouTube can change your life. but you have to put out a video every single week for the next two years.And if you do that, I guarantee it'll change your life. I can't put any numbers. I can't tell you how many subscribers you'll have or how much revenue you have, like a hundred percent guarantee. You will change your life at the very least in terms of skills or connections or friends, or, you know, just opportunities that will come your way as a result of posting consistently on YouTube.And everyone here is that advice. And like, you know, so few people actually follow that,[00:49:43] Nathan:Yeah.[00:49:44] Ali:With me. You know, I've been trying, I've been trying to hit the gym for the last like eight years. Never done it consistently until I got a personal trainer and now I'm actually seeing gains, Yeah, compounding and consistency, which is some of the stuff that you talk about as well.[00:49:55] Nathan:Yeah, for sure. Is there a point in there where you saw things plateau at all? Like right. There was the, a flat part and an S-curve where you started to think, okay, I need to change something or push through this or anything like that, or has it always just been consistent?[00:50:10] Ali:Yeah. So I don't really look at the numbers very much. the way that's, you know, my, my theory of numbers has always been that like the, the numbers were, were always outside of my control. And the only thing that I could personally control were the number of videos I was putting out and how, how good I felt about the quality of those videos.That second one I got rid of very quickly, because I realized that what I feel about the quality of my own videos does not match at all what the audience feels about the quality of my videos. And therefore I'm not even gonna think about that. So the only metric I care about is just putting out two videos a week.The thing that I, I think of more. When it comes to, okay, these are, this is a bottleneck. We have to like push through. It is when the channel starts to feel like it's a bit stale. And there's been a few times, boy for four and a bit years now, or I felt like, okay, we've kind of been doing the same thing for awhile and it worked to get us here, but maybe what necessarily got us there.So most, you know, initially it was like medical school stuff or it's that Kevin doing medical school stuff for a whole year. I need to kind of branch out from this. And it was like student stuff in general. And it was like, okay, I, I'm not, I'm not graduated to the student. There's only so long. I can keep on just peddling the same stuff around how to be an effective student.It's all kind of, of it. I mean, it's, it's obvious, but it's, you know, there are a finite number of things. There's like a few techniques that work really well and you make videos about them over and over again. So it, it feel stale now more, more recently, the productivity hustle lead type stuff has started to feel a bit stuck.And so now we're now thinking, okay, what's the next level? And that was what prompted the idea to start any podcasts that we're what doing, trying to mimic basically the Tim Ferriss show or impact theory or school of greatness, or these other sorts of broadly in-person interview podcasts interviewing like entrepreneurs, CEOs, creators, and other inspiring people about how they find fulfillment in work and in life that's like the spiel for it.And I, I, I hope that will be like the next level, and be able to expand our content beyond just me talking about productivity or me talking about tech.[00:52:06] Nathan:Right.[00:52:07] Ali:Mostly based on that gut feeling of stillness that I feel okay. The writing on the wall is that this is going to decline unless we change something rather than about the numbers.[00:52:15] Nathan:Yeah. That makes sense of figuring out. I mean, it's in the quality of the product that you're delivering, you know, and making sure that you're continuing to innovate their innovative buzzword, but you know what I mean? so one other thing that I see you doing throughout all of this is making sure that it's fun.And so I'm curious for your[00:52:33] Ali:Yep.[00:52:33] Nathan:On like, what's your philosophy around making this fund? why is that important instead of just like, or in addition to the like rigorous discipline?[00:52:43] Ali:This is literally the thing that I'm writing a book about right now, which is that, you know, people have been asking me for it for years, how you said productive. Even when I was in like high school and university people would be like, oh my God, you do so much stuff. Like how, how are you so productive?How do you, how do you will have it? And it always felt a bit like, you know, people, people had this weird image of me that I was some kind of productivity guru. And now the comments on my videos, like, oh my God, he must be some sort of absolute machine. But you know, I, I, I, I line until like 11 o'clock in the morning this morning, the only thing that got me out of bed was a zoom meeting with the team.And I scroll Twitter for a solid, like 45 minutes today. And I wasted, you know, I, I finished up with a call about half an hour before we were meant to start recording. And I was like, ah, How much work are you ready to get done in half an hour at school, Twitter, often Ariba. So I'm just like genuinely really lazy.And all of the people who actually know me know that I'm really lazy and are completely baffled that the internet thinks I'm a productivity group. I think the, if there is one secret that secret is that I just make everything that I do really fun. and so I think that's got kind of two components.The first component is finding things that you already find fun and then doing them. and that's fine. it's, it's, it's quite hard to do that because often the things we find fun are the things that are not really suitable for a career. Like, you know, I enjoy playing the guitar and do I ha I enjoy playing board games.I enjoy watching Netflix. Like it's very hot. It's hard to make a kind of sustainable career out of that probabilistically. Yes, I could become the next ninja, but it's pretty unlikely I could become the next John Mayer was pretty fricking unlikely. and so the, the lever that I try and pull is figuring out ways to make the thing that I'm already doing, figuring out ways to make that more fun. And I think I've just sort of been subconsciously doing this for my whole life, because I don't like doing stuff that's boring. I only like doing stuff that's fun. And I figured out like a few different, different things I can do that. Basically it tricks my brain into having more fun, which makes me more productive, but it also makes my life more happy.And it also means I don't really need discipline because it's like fun. Like, you know, when

Oklahoma Sooners Postgame
Postgame: Looking for answers as to why OU can't take it to the next level

Oklahoma Sooners Postgame

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 76:03


Oklahoma beats Nebraska 23-16 today in Norman and everyone feels a different way about it. Heck, everyone on the Scoop staff feels a different way about it. Carey and Eddie start breaking it all down and why the offense and Spencer Rattler can't figure it out. Then we're joined by Josh McCuistion as the discussion turns up a notch. What is good about this team? Who is Spencer Rattler? What is this OU offense? Can it be fixed at this point or are we just waiting on an eventual disaster. Also, we let Josh get involved in some John Mayer discussion since he decided to join us. No recruiting talk tonight. This is just straight postgame podcast goodness as always.

Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast
Ranking Taylor Swift‘s Exes (Featuring MK) (I Did Something Kressie)

Good for a Weekend: A Taylor Swift Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 50:07


  In an act of feminism, Kressie and returning guest MK each rank Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriends (Conor Kennedy, Joe Jonas, Calvin Harris, John Mayer, Harry Styles, Tom Hiddleston, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Taylor Lautner). Neither knew each other's list before recording, so several shocking revelations are made. Which messy ex do you think made Kressie's top 3? Which ranking will MK end up rethinking? We dive into the histories, the age gaps, the drama, and... the arrests?! At the end of the episode, MK reveals her interesting history with Haylor. Kressie reveals a dream about John Mayer.   Join the Good for a Weekend discussion!   Discord TikTok Twitter Instagram Facebook Reddit GFAW Hotline: (205) 693-9160      

GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST
Enter Keith Godchaux

GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 75:32


Enter Keith GodchauxThe Deadcast opens its 4th season with one of the most unlikely but totally true stories in Grateful Dead history: how Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux approached Jerry Garcia at a bar and announced that Keith was the Dead's new keyboardist, going deep into Godchaux family history.GUESTS: Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay, Greg Anton, Sandy Rothman

Of Record | A Guide to Digital Marketing
How Music Marketing ACTUALLY Works in 2021 w/ J&R Adventures Director Of Marketing & New Release Project Manager Rachael Iverson

Of Record | A Guide to Digital Marketing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 52:02


*Special Episode Alert*In this episode, Of Record hosts, Matt and Joe are joined by J&R Adventures Director of Marketing and New Release Project Manager Rachael Iverson.With topics revolving around what we got wrong on our recent music-themed episode, how the industry actually works, growing as an independent artist, and the future of the music industry and sound atmosphere, tune in!Tune in for this exclusive episode brought to you by an expert in the music industry. Hear it all in 52 minutes or less.Connect with Rachael: https://bit.ly/3nytmIkFind Joe Bonamassa @ https://jbonamassa.com Listen to Joe's new album Time Clocks when it releases on Oct 29th.

Bringin' it Backwards
Interview with Troy

Bringin' it Backwards

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 56:14


We had the pleasure of interviewing TROY over Zoom video! It's time to discover TROY, located at the intersection of Pop and Rock.American Artist & Songwriter TROY (aka Troy Doherty) releases Calvin Court, a masterful six-song EP destined for your playlist as TROY soon becomes your newly discovered favorite artist.Calvin Court, named in honor of his neighbors and neighborhood (where TROY drew inspiration while hosting 25 free live shows during the pandemic and making of the EP), showcases TROY'S emotionally energized songwriting skills, amazingly powerful and flawless vocals, and wonderfully catchy music melodies.  Calvin Court is a utopic musical destination of captivating TROY anthems, power ballads, pop, and love songs you are guaranteed to revisit over and over. Entering with Unbreakable, the perfect introduction, providing a great reminder to break free of comfort zones and keep pushing past obstacles. From the first whistle tones to the final driving beats, Unbreakable creates a feeling of hope and invincibility. Flowing smoothly into Mistake, an easy-listening acoustic pop song (reminiscent of early John Mayer), TROY takes you round and round until you fall back into the arms of someone for another Mistake.TROY spices things up showing his saucier side with his second single, Undercover. This groovy fan-favorite embodies TROY's soulfulness as he celebrates those thrilling first few weeks of a secret love affair. Undercover is sure to have you singing and bopping around the house. The third single from Calvin Court, Foolish, is a piano-laden power ballad that lures you in with TROY's velvety multi-dimensional vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Supported by a proficiently produced sound arrangement, Foolish will bring you to tears. After you've dried your eyes, get ready for Five (Minute Friend). This upbeat feel-good song captures what it feels like to fall in love with someone you're never going to see again. With the electricity of NY and the sunshine of LA, Five (Minute Friend) brings out the Huey Lewis in all of us.  Calvin Court EP comes full circle with its final song, Guilty. This epic pop-rock song brings what it means to be human to life. From the lowest lows to the highest highs, Guilty hits you right in the feels.Produced by Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry) at Sienna Studios in Nashville, TN. All songs were written by TROY with Evan Frederiksen as co-writer on Unbreakable and Guilty.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com#podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #TROY #CalvinCourt #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

Chicks in the Office
VMAs, Justin Long Interview + Beat Ria & Fran Game 19

Chicks in the Office

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 107:54


VMAs recap (14:14-27:57). New pics of Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck (27:58-35:56). Britney Spears conservatorship update + engagement (35:57-41:22). Dancing with the Stars cast revealed (41:23-48:54). Game 19 of Beat Ria & Fran with Sophia & Evia (50:23-1:12:57). Interview with Justin Long – talking his new movie Lady of the Manor, going to High School with John Mayer, a game of FMK + more! (1:14:54-1:44:21). CITO merch > http://bit.ly/citomerch. Follow us on Instagram @chicksintheoffice and on Twitter @chicksintheoff + subscribe to our Snapchat show > http://bit.ly/thegroupchat & our YouTube > http://bit.ly/CITOYOUTUBE.

People's Party with Talib Kweli
Bob Saget Talks About Full House's Legacy, The Olson Twins, Being Mentored By Rodney Dangerfield, Cancel Culture, And More

People's Party with Talib Kweli

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 12:55


Bob Saget. You might know him as America's dad. We know him as a bold, hilarious, often-profane comic—loved by his peers and committed to his craft.   In this episode, Saget talks about the irony of being mentored by Rodney Dangerfield then becoming “America's Dad” on Full House, getting pigeonholed in his career, fighting cancel culture, hanging with John Mayer, and so much more.   This is a deep dive into a 90s icon, one of the funniest, most self-effacing comics working, and a huge rap fan.

Reminiscent
240. The Drum Draft

Reminiscent

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 76:24


In a genre not often associated with very technical artists, quite a few drummers have stood out from the pack as absolute masters of their instrument. This week we draft our favorite songs that feature insane drumming, and we impose a “no duplicate drummer” rule in order to encourage talking about drummers not named Travis Barker.   BONUS EPISODES AND PHOTOS ON PATREON!   Links: The Drum Draft Mixtape on Apple Music The Drum Draft Mixtape on Spotify The Purdie Shuffle Jason McGerr's Grapevine Fire Shuffle Standup For Drummers   Songs of the week: Marigold by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! I Guess I Just Feel Like by John Mayer     Hit us up online! Patreon | Twitter | Instagram | SpaceHey

Think Outside the Box Set
A Sexual Canvass

Think Outside the Box Set

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 52:50


Our Little Visionary by Dogstar Click here to join our Discord! (https://discord.gg/5vpqXaS) Learnin' Links: rapper unique word count (https://pudding.cool/projects/vocabulary/index.html) Listen along to Our Little Visionary here! (https://open.spotify.com/album/6kS5wc4teWNtxrmwpEEf3O?si=D-VcyUXsRCKqdBdHjnTk2Q&dl_branch=1) You can support us in several ways: Kick us a few bux on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/boxset) By becoming a supporting member, you'll gain access to special bonus episodes, including a weekly mini-show, What's in the Box Weekly! Buy T-shirts, sweatshirts, and more at our merch page! (https://boxset.threadless.com/)

Alternate Take with Danny Mancera
#39 - Lead Guitarist from Ozomatli - Raul "El Bully" Pacheco

Alternate Take with Danny Mancera

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 37:20


Danny talks with the Lead Guitarist from Ozomatli and a former guest on Alternate Take, Raul “El Bully” Pacheco, about what it's like to be touring again, their hit single “Mi Destino” feat. B-Real & Gaby Moreno, their latest show with Los Lobos, Dave Hidalgo of Los Lobos, understanding the guitar vs being good at guitar, John Mayer, the stages of learning the guitar, what's more difficult: songwriting or music production, how Ozomatli creates their songs, their diverse style of music that includes latin/funk/jazz/hip hop/folk flavors, the boundary-pushing mentality of a musician, how we all personify with certain songs, a band's relationship with their fans, Ozomatli's new record which will be released in early 2022, their newest collaboration with J.J Fad and Lisa Lisa, the old school hip hop scene, their upcoming tour and concert dates, and my uncle Larry. Punch in the promo code: alternatetake at SmoothMyBalls.com and earn 15% off! http://smoothmyballs.com/alternatetake & follow us on Instagram @alternatetakedr for updates on all of our new episodes and silly things we do. https://www.instagram.com/alternatetakedr/ https://www.instagram.com/raulelbullypacheco/ https://www.instagram.com/ozomatli/ https://ozomatli.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alternatetake/support

Jason and Deb Full Show
The Morning X with Jason Dick and Friends - Hour 3 - Just Chillin Y'all

Jason and Deb Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 21:45


We discuss how ACL Fest is still waiting on the city to give them a permit to use Zilker Park, a Nick v Dick round Just Chillin Y'all, and why you can't just call your football team, Football Team.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

O'Brien & Doug
O'Brien & Doug S4:E14 [Sept. 9, 2021 Most Underrated Album]

O'Brien & Doug

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 75:36


On this episode we discuss, of all things, John Mayer, and how he may be a quintessential artist; the 20 most underrated rock albums; another Common Crossing demo, and we climb the Icelandic Wall of Tunes for an 80s band from the Sunset Strip with a lot of, um, dirt. We throw a bunch of stuff in between all of that too. Join the fun. #johnmayer #motleycrueShow music is “Duck in the Alley” performed by TrackTribe via YouTube.We are happy to be a part of the Buzzsprout podcast family!https://www.facebook.com/obrienanddoug/https://instagram.com/obrien_and_doug

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts
John Mayer Interviewed by Kerwin Frost | 2021

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 98:16


On episode 2 of Season 2 of Kerwin Frost Talks, Kerwin meets his hero John Mayer at a diner. Team UNPLUGGED

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast
The Steppenwolf Story

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 31:31


John Mayer – actor, director, and chair of the Theatre Department at Cal State Stanislaus – has written Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words, the (so far) definitive chronicle of Chicago's groundbreaking theatre ensemble. A high school friend of two of the company's founders – Gary Sinise and Jeff Perry – John interviewed dozens of artists and administrators who were instrumental in Steppenwolf's evolution, and reveals such tidbits as Sinise's early fundraising efforts (which involve a hubcap); the greatest summation of Steppenwolf ever; shout-outs to amazing influential teachers; what an MFA really gives you; tensions between art and commerce; memories of John Malkovich's landmark production of Balm In Gilead; and, most importantly, how passion, chutzpah, drive, and the ability to adapt and change creates long-term artistry. (Length 21:31) The post The Steppenwolf Story appeared first on Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Working Class Audio
WCA #351 with Travis Ference - Talent Shows, Capital Studios, Waiting for the Phone to Ring, and Doing Awful Things to Audio

Working Class Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 65:57


My guest today is Grammy Nominated Mixer, Producer, and Recording Engineer Travis Ference. Travis has worked with Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Ariana Grande, and Bush, to name a few.  In this episode, we discuss: North Carolina Blooming Late Selling his only Zeppelin CD! Talent Shows Sports Berklee College of Music Boston LA Capital Studios Waiting for the Phone to Ring Life As a Studio Runner Disney Pop Doing Awful Things to Audio Independence Personality Types in Audio Matt's Rant: Staying Organized Links and Show Notes Travis's Site ProGressions Podcast Travis on Instagram WCA on Instagram Connect with Matt on Linkedin Current sponsors & promos Credits Guest: Travis Ference Host: Matt Boudreau  Engineer: Matt Boudreau Producer: Matt Boudreau Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith Additional Music: The License Lab

Well, Now What?!
76. Zubin Thakkar - Shawn Mendes' Musical Director

Well, Now What?!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 28:47


Zubin Thakkar is a platinum-selling producer, engineer, songwriter, musical director, and guitarist from Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada. His list of credits includes Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Tyler Shaw, Kira Isabella, and many more. Since 2015, Zubin has been the Musical Director and lead guitarist for Grammy-nominated artist, Shawn Mendes. In this role, he has put together performances for and played on Saturday Night Live, The Grammy Awards, The Tonight Show – Starring Jimmy Fallon, The American Music Awards, The Ellen Show, X-Factor, The Much Music Video Awards, The MTV Video Awards. He's also played with the likes of John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus. The Billboard Awards as well as sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, the Rogers Centre, the O2 and Wembley Stadium in London, and the Staples Center. Heʼs also toured the world with Shawn playing and musically directing his three sold-out, headlining tours, the most recent being “Shawn Mendes: The Tour”. In this episode, we talk about his childhood in Ontario, his love and passion for music, meeting Shawn, performing all over the world and we end the episode with some fun rapid-fire questions. Follow @zubin_t

Songwriter Trysts
#143 Dante Palminteri

Songwriter Trysts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 55:38


Dante Palminteri quotes Woody Allan in this podcast with “85% of success is showing up" as an artist that sings, plays guitar, writes songs and is an actor its clear nothing is going to get in the way of this talented and hard working artist to achieve whatever he wants to in life. We talk about his journey with Berklee College of music, studying under Pat Pattison (episode 40) and his obsession and love for John Mayer. His new single Brunette is a lot of fun and in his own words is just the music he wants to create and loves. Raised between the East & West coasts, American singer-songwriter & actor Dante Palminteri matured his musical styling at an early age, inspired by John Mayer's poetic mastery of the human psyche & Ed Sheeran's genre-defying melodies. An early sufferer of anxiety & dyslexia, Dante found solace in the last place one would expect: written word. Dreaming up lyrics on teen heartbreak & defying the status quo, he pursued a career in songwriting, eventually strumming his way into Berklee College of Music. Lyrics about teenage angst & high school crushes soon evolved into complex compilations on unrequited love, soulmates lost & found, & the growing pains of adulthood. Struck by the lyrical prowess of Americana muse Jason Isbell, Dante spent his early twenties reinventing his sound - a combination of his hard rock roots mixed with his contemporary inspirations. Toying between stories of love lost & won, Dante reflects on his own vulnerability, recounting real-life experiences facing rejection & loneliness, alongside heartfelt passion & intimacy. In a bold move, he's bared it all on stages from Feinstein's 54Below & Arlene's Grocery, to Rockwood Music Hall & Bethlehem Musikfest. He's also in the new Godfather of Harlem TV series to be released this month staring Forest Whitaker Connect with Dante: Website Spotify Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube IMDB Mentioned in Podcast: Berklee College of Music John Mayer - Room For Squares Hiatus Kaiyote Buy Rae Leigh a coffee HERE

Power Chords Podcast
Power Chords Podcast: Track 72--John Mayer and Spirit Adrift

Power Chords Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 69:01


Opening Act: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passes at 80Black Sabbath re-releasing Technical Ecstasy Oct 1Iron Maiden's Senjutsu coming Sept 3rdDetails and new single from upcoming black Label Society albumhttps://ultimateclassicrock.com/black-label-society-doom-crew-inc/Lucifer release Carrie-inspired videohttps://loudwire.com/lucifer-bring-me-his-head-song-luciver-iv-album/Gus G. releases single from upcoming albumhttps://www.sonicperspectives.com/news/guitarist-gus-g-releases-new-single-enigma-of-life/Ear Candy: John Mayer: Sob Rock (2021)Spirit Adrift: Forge Your Future (2021) https://www.spiritadrift.com/Six Degrees of Frankie B.Rockversation: Lawrence Gowan Matt recently spoke with the singer and keyboardist of Styx about his history with the band, as well as the new album, Crash of the Crown.Bonus Track: Chokehold - PJ FarleyFrom the album Accent the Change, available now. Follow PJ on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pjfarley. Thanks for listening! If you're subscribing on iTunes or Google play, please leave us a review, as it will help spread the word about the show! You can find more news, reviews, and discussion at powerchordspodcast.com. You can also hit us up on twitter at twitter.com/powerchordspod, and email us at powerchordspodcast@gmail.com.

Think Outside the Box Set
Chad Jewel-Osco

Think Outside the Box Set

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 74:11


Bastard Life Or Clarity by Russell Crowe and Thirty Odd Foot of Grunt Click here to join our Discord! (https://discord.gg/5vpqXaS) Learnin' Links: David Bowie and Mick Jagger relationship (https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/david-bowie-sexuality-mick-jagger-affair/) Dancing in the Street with no music (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHkhIjG0DKc) horseshoe theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_theory) Russell Crowe in Les Miserable Polygon article (https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/20/21376400/les-miserables-movie-watch-russell-crowe-javert-netflix-tom-hooper-2012) generations of immigrants (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigrant_generations) Listen along to Bastard Life or Clarity here! (https://open.spotify.com/album/0cBeMeElELPbNKS8O78UUn?si=YbfFpy4ER6e6Tlmna9NwiA&dl_branch=1) You can support us in several ways: Kick us a few bux on Patreon! (https://www.patreon.com/boxset) By becoming a supporting member, you'll gain access to special bonus episodes, including a weekly mini-show, What's in the Box Weekly! Buy T-shirts, sweatshirts, and more at our merch page! (https://boxset.threadless.com/)

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts
John Mayer - Someday I‘ll Fly | Full Documentary

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 66:40


Music Documentary | John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly chronicles the musical evolution of one of the most influential solo artists of his generation. Featuring rare demos, interviews and live performances; it is told in it's entirety from Mayer's perspective. Explore the full story and creative process of acclaimed, Grammy Award winning, guitarist and singer-songwriter John Mayer. Produced and Edited by Eastwood Allen Team UNPLUGGED.

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts
John Mayer & Keith Urban CMT Crossroads 2010 | Full Concert | Documentary

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 40:50


00:53 Sweet thing 09:43 Perfectly lonely 16:25 'Til Summer Comes Around 23:32 Gravity 31:30 If I ever could Love 37:48 Faith   Team UNPLUGGED.

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts
Alicia Keys & John Mayer - Performing ”If I ain‘t got you / Gravity” | Short Episode

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 9:14


Brunch
BALLS OF GOOF: Music marketing, Dane Cook phrasing and Candyman

Brunch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 72:12


Pete has a clean bill of health. There are major music developments, as Houndmouth has released DJ's favorite song and Kacey Musgraves is going full Misty. This mainly leads to another lengthy discussion about John Mayer's marketing. The boys also see the "spiritual sequel" to Candyman.

Drummer's Resource
628 – All About Publishing with Scott Rubin

Drummer's Resource

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 74:36


Scott Rubin has spent nearly 25 years in the music business as a publisher for Reach Music, handling artists like John Mayer, Lisa Loeb, Common, Nate Dogg, and others. Scott ... more The post 628 – All About Publishing with Scott Rubin appeared first on Drummer's Resource: Conversations with the world's greatest drummers and music industry pros..

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
The Legendary Iconic Comedian Actor Host Humanitarian Bob Saget & featuring Trump Supporter Ryan in KS. Episode 420

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 120:42


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day.  Please subscribe and support the show with a PAID SUBSCRIPTION right now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. Also today's sponsor is Indeed.com/Standup Bob Saget and I go way back and I was really happy to have him join me. He is one of the best of all time. Listen to his podcast and see him live. Here is is official bio: Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (Full House and Americas Funniest Home Videos) but he's also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his latest Amazon special, Zero to Sixty, to his HBO special That Ain't Right to his scene-stealing cameos in Entourage, and The Aristocrats, it's always effective as Saget embraces his mischievous side. From directing MGM's cult favorite feature film Dirty Work, to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, For Hope, to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, Privilege, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone, Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping. Ever. In 2007 came the hugely successful DVD release of Farce of the Penguins, an R-rated comedy/documentary/love story, that he voiced-over, wrote, directed, and produced, with producer David Permut. And then came the hit NBC quiz show 1 VS 100, where Bob ad-libbed his way through the one-hour prime time format. In 2008, The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget premiered to the second highest ratings of all TV that night, second only to the Olympics. For many years now, Bob has been a proud board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. He co-produces and hosts "Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine" fundraising events in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. To date, they have raised over 53 million dollars for the SRF going directly to research to cure this disease. Bob was seen several times reprising the role of “Himself” on HBO's hit series Entourage as well as a cameo in the film. He also starred in his own documentary comedy series for A&E titled, Strange Days with Bob Saget, an exploration of unusual subcultures in America. In 2014, Bob completed his first Australian theater tour visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Bob continued touring, playing to sold out audiences in theaters and universities across North America and in 2012 he hosted the Montreal Comedy Festival's first live 90 minute JFL XXX TV show which continues to air across Canada on The Movie Network. His 2013 one-hour stand-up special, That's What I'm Talkin' About, was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The special was filmed at The Moore Theatre in Seattle, premiered on Showtime in May 2013 and is now available on multiple platforms, both as a comedy album and special. Bob's first book is a New York Times Best Seller - DIRTY DADDY was released on April 8, 2014 to critical acclaim with Vanity Fair calling it, “Hilarious and at times heartbreaking.” The book is also available as an audio book, recorded by Bob. In January 2016, Bob finished a very fulfilling and successful 9-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play, Hand To God, playing the part of a Lutheran minister, Pastor Greg. That year he also co-starred in the film, A Stand Up Guy and began his six season run on the hit Netflix series, Fuller House which ended shooting in 2020. In 2018, Bob made his London performance debut at the Leicester Square Theatre, and can't wait to return to perform there when the times allow. Bob's newest hour-long stand-up special, Zero To Sixty, was shot in Brooklyn at The Williamsburg Hall of Music in May 2017. Zero To Sixty premiered worldwide on November 14, 2017 on multiple digital platforms including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Comcast, DirecTV, and many others. It's also available as a comedy album including vinyl LPs as well as streaming and downloads for all forms. On April 23, 2019, Bob's independent film, Benjamin, was released as the first Redbox Original release and it is also available on many streaming platforms. Bob directed and starred with an amazing ensemble cast: Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Pollak, Cheri Oteri, Dave Foley, Max Burkholder, Clara Mamet, David Hull, Jonny Weston, and Peri Gilpin. The film was produced by Nicholas Tabarrok. In this original dark comedy, Ed (Bob Saget), reluctantly calls together an oddball assortment of friends and family to intervene on the supposed drug habit of his 15-year-old son, Benjamin (Max Burkholder). What quickly follows is a night of finger-pointing, petty thievery, adulterous backstabbing, and a seesaw of crooked emotional revelations — all leading to the misguided but sincere attempt to heal this dysfunctional family. In 2019, Bob hosted the new CMT TV series, Nashville Squares.. On April 20, 2020, Bob launched his podcast, Bob Saget's Here For You, now at 100 episodes, featuring Bob's one of a kind stream of consciousness storytelling and real and honest conversations with amazing guests, including: Tiffany Haddish, Jason Sudeikis, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear, Regina Hall, Bill Burr, John Mayer, Candace Cameron Bure, Cedric the Entertainer, John Stamos, Jake Tapper, Nikki Glaser, Jon Hamm and Bob Newhart. Last fall, Bob performed at Dave Chappelle's Summer Camp, which he just did again in May, 2021, appeared on the hit Fox TV show I Can See Your Voice, and performed as Squiggly Monster on The Masked Singer. Bob just wrapped shooting the dark comedy film, Blue Iguana, in the Cayman Islands, alongside Joel David Moore, Jason Jones, Carly Chaikin, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Chantel Riley, and Iggy Pop. It was directed by Jeremey LaLonde and Produced by Nicholas Tabarrok. The story involves a dying man (Pop) who will leave his entitled children his fortune only if they can spend the weekend together in his Cayman Islands home. They end up trying to murder one of their siblings in order to get his share of the fortune. Bob is overjoyed to be back on his stand-up tour with a new hour plus of material with dates scheduled all over North America, happening right now. For more, visit www.BobSaget.com and follow Bob on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. BobSaget.com - Twitter.com/BobSaget - Facebook.com/BobSaget - Instagram.com/BobSaget Or on TikTok @BobSaget or Snapchat @Bobsterclaw Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

Today With Jared James
How Do I Come Up with Content, John Mayer's New Album, and More | Today With Jared James Ep.74

Today With Jared James

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 26:44


On this episode I am joined by Tom D'Ademo again and we talk about how I come up with content for our upcoming 2021 Jared James Advance, John Mayer's new album and much more!

60 Cycle Hum: The Guitar Podcast!
John Mayer?? Micro Machines - Fake Music Man - 1948 Martin

60 Cycle Hum: The Guitar Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 66:36


Episode 393 is brought to you by... Big Ear Pedals Chase Bliss Audio Support this channel I hope this doesn't make your eyes bleed 00:00 John Mayer Controversy 18:00 Micro Machines 34:00 What's new? I'm not sure...I didn't take notes 41:00 Fake EBMM 56:30 1948 Martin Acoustic This week's music was sent by Noah Speeter and is called "Pawn Shop" () ***************************** 60CH on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/60CycleHumcast Buy Something with our affiliate links: Buy a Shirt - https://teespring.com/stores/60-cycle-hum Sweetwater: https://imp.i114863.net/rMb1D Thomann: https://www.thomannmusic.com?offid=1&affid=405 Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PaUKKO Ebay: https://ebay.to/2UlIN6z Reverb: https://reverb.grsm.io/60cyclehum Cool Patch Cables: https://www.tourgeardesigns.com/discount/60cyclehum +++++++++++++++++++++ Social Media Stuff: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/60cyclehum/ Discord: https://discord.gg/nNue5mPvZX Instagram and Twitter @60cyclehum TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@60cyclehum? Hire us for Demos and other marketing opportunities   https://60cyclehumcast.com/marketing-packages/ #60cyclehum #guitar #guitars #shameflute

How Long Gone
223. - Chris & Jason

How Long Gone

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 56:46


One on one pod today Chris and Jason chat about giving people too much credit, Conde Nast's payment portal being down once again, photographers capitalizing off gods magic hour, kids and dogs should not be allowed at expensive hotels, the musical selection at the Four Seasons pool scene, problematic hoteliers, a deep dive into the alt-lite Salt Crew clothing company, Italian boat rentals, Chris loving Ted Lasso, rolling coal, TJ getting horny off of decadent duck fat, Joe Rogan's wife, Proud Boys stabbing some reporters, we challenge ?uestlove to a DJ, drum, and cooking battle in Philly, the Chinatown MegaBus, how Wavves navigates life from the laundry room twin mattress, John Mayer being forced to play his own songs for Victoria's Secret angels, and some tour updates. https://twitter.com/donetodeath https://twitter.com/themjeans --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/howlonggone/support

The Struggle Well Project
#281: Problem Solved

The Struggle Well Project

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 60:00


Loving people well whether you agree with their choices or not… that's a part of our calling as Christ followers. Thank you guys for trusting us with your problems! This week we had some hard ones to solve! We also solve fun ones like how to pray with your little littles, whether you should send your hard kids to a deserted island or not, and how to connect with unfriendly neighbors. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: How to connect with an unfriendly neighbor Tips for praying with young kiddos Loving people well and the topic of gender dysphoria  Theology in the Raw #881 -  From Trans to Detrans: Daisy Chadra Feeling a pull towards being more vulnerable  Flo Vitamins 60 songs that explain the 90s KS: finances, bad listeners, general motherhood fatigue GL: Baby Girl, John Mayer and his hands, deserted island article *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  CONNECT WITH REBECCA: website | instagram | patreon CONNECT WITH KATE: instagram | website | patreon CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: KiwiCo: Get your first month free on select crates PrepDish: Try two free weeks of meal planning SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here! LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Patreon | Amazon *Disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.