The Jalapeño

The Jalapeño
conversations with spirited leaders - artists, bu…
Keith Krach (2019 S1)
Feb 19 • 76 min
Keith Krach is a visionary who makes big things happen. The scope of his impact on global business, education, and philanthropy is profound — time and again he has created and built dynamic teams and organizations, most recently as chairman and CEO of…
Bene Coopersmith (2019 S1)
Feb 6 • 36 min
Running a dynamic record shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Bene Coopersmith is a subtle and humble crusader for the importance of open-minded community and the magic of music as a connective force. His store offers what every neighborhood could benefit from —…
Joe Falcone (2019 S1)
Jan 23 • 52 min
The board-shaping, straight-shooting, wave-riding craftsman mr. Joe Falcone on the program today. Joe tells us about his upbringing, his experience during and after Hurricane Sandy, the personal adjustments he’s made to stay on top of his growing…
Claire George (2019 S1)
Jan 10 • 70 min
Claire George - singer, songwriter, producer - tells us about her leap into music, landing a record deal, and the adventures ahead. Go see a show (tour dates below)! Claire’s Tour Dates: JAN 23 WED - Atlanta, GA — Aisle 5 JAN 24 THU - Gasa Gasa — New…
Season Prelude (2019 S1)
Jan 8 • 3 min
This is a 2019 Season 1 Prelude Episode — a quick rundown about what’s to come this Thursday January 10th, and every other week through June 2019. Thank you for listening!
Bonus: Introducing “A Healthcare Podcast”
Dec 6, 2018 • 26 min
a separate healthcare focused podcast can be found at here’s episode 1 with Ivelyse Andino, CEO of Radical Health (
Nov 7, 2018 • 3 min
quick update on what’s going on with The Jalapeño
Mind Expansion - Nat Lawson
Jul 12, 2018 • 86 min
The hypnotizing, memorizing, muscle-reading, mind-voyaging showman, Nat Lawson, has been a student of human potential since he was a kid. As a live performer and the youngest ever certified consulting hypnotist, Nat has dazzled clients and audiences all…
Staying Fluid w. Chris Gentile (Pilgrim Surf + Supply)
Jun 14, 2018 • 45 min
Chris Gentile is the creator and owner of Pilgrim Surf + Supply, a surf and apparel shop in Brooklyn. Chris is a visual artist, a surfing enthusiast, and a filmmaker who has combined his creative interests and love of the ocean to craft a unique lifestyle…
The Explorer - Ryan Duffy
Apr 3, 2018 • 40 min
Ryan Duffy — international explorer and adventurer shares his experiences and advice on story finding and telling.
Banjo Life - Bennett Sullivan
Feb 20, 2018 • 18 min
Bennett Sullivan: banjo expert, entrepreneur, founder of tunefox shares his story on Episode 13
Art Protection - Ms. Brown
Nov 17, 2017 • 16 min
As a long-time business owner in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill, Ms. Brown believes in the power of art and the importance of protecting it. For nearly thirty years she has provided custom framing and art consultation to her customers, spreading good energy in…
Kombucha & More — Rich Awn
Aug 20, 2017 • 21 min
Rich Awn is a man of many talents. Owner of Mombucha Kombucha, Rich operates out of his shared kitchen space/dreamspace called Magick City in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Smart, funny, tuned-in, Rich is a unique character and a contributor of positivity and…
Boatbuilding & Sailing - Nat Benjamin
May 10, 2017 • 18 min
Expert sailor and master woodworker, Nat Benjamin, shares his story on episode 10
The Hair Wrangler - Mike Sposito
Mar 31, 2017 • 29 min
Barber, entrepreneur — the one-and-only Mike Sposito
Artistic Living - Geoff Parker
Feb 8, 2017 • 65 min
What do you do with a life? Oil painter, adventurer, lifelong journeyman Geoff Parker shares his thoughts on art and much more.
Experiential Learning - Ian Ridgeway
Dec 21, 2016 • 42 min
Ian Ridgeway is on a journey, hard at work developing his company, FUEL (Foundation for Underway Experiential Learning). Aiming to build a 115-foot steel schooner, Ian will take gutsy students all over the world as crew members. In this episode, Ian…
Personal Health - Riki Bryan
Nov 13, 2016 • 49 min
Take care of your health so you can take care of your life. Riki Bryan will show you how. Riki is the owner of Hardboiled Holistics, a fitness speakeasy in Brooklyn where he coaches and guides his clients toward physical strength and mobility. With…
Visual Art - Pierce Meehan
Oct 6, 2016 • 53 min
What drives your creativity? Pierce Meehan is a visual artist working with materials related to ‘aquaculture’. His latest focus his surf panel series, inspired by his southern California roots and love of family. In this episode, Pierce discusses his…
Reading, Writing, & Storytelling - Ted Thompson
Aug 22, 2016 • 57 min
Why does reading matter? Ted Thompson, author of “The Land of Steady Habits”, shares ideas on how reading stories can spark our potential.
Design, Collaboration, Apprenticeship - Rob Herschenfeld
Jul 22, 2016 • 68 min
Rob Herschenfeld is a jack of many trades. Woodwork, metalwork, building, design, restoration - Rob has mastered them all. His design firm Ar & Dee is active in Brooklyn and Manhattan, sought after for creative strategy, taste, and dedication to quality.…
Leadership - General George Casey
Jun 29, 2016 • 57 min
What does it take to be a good leader? This question and more are explored in this episode. George Casey, Jr. is a four star General who served 41 years as an American soldier, eventually leading as the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. Known for his…
Teamwork - Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils)
May 27, 2016 • 31 min
Cory Schneider is the starting goalie for the New Jersey Devils. The day before his last game of the 2015-2016 season, Cory and I discussed his background and what it takes to excel as a teammate and a leader. Thank you for listening. For more information…