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#017: The Fault In Our Podcasts
Jun 20, 2018 • 76 min
Taylor Martindale Kean is a literary agent with Full Circle Literary in San Diego, CA. She and I went to undergrad together at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and after graduation she moved back out to the Golden State to pursue a career in…
#016: Living Your Best Life?
May 29, 2018 • 73 min
I’m back in Washington, D.C., after a five-year hiatus with a brand new episode! As part of my reentry into the nation’s capital, my guest Josh Welch gives me his perspective on the cult of success and perfection that pervades highly driven environments…
#015: MartinPatrick3
May 7, 2018 • 54 min
I’m joined by Greg Walsh (president and founder), Erick DeLeon (buyer and brand manager), and Hoss Al-Gassid (store manager) of men’s lifestyle shop MartinPatrick3. A staple of the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis, MP3 is an experiential retail…
#014: Andrew Klinkner - First-time Home Buying
Apr 23, 2018 • 77 min
Realtor Andrew Klinkner helps walk me through the process of buying a home for the first time — from understanding my timeline, to getting financing, all the way through closing. We discuss the all-important down payment (do I really need 20%?), different…
#013: Lindsay Tippens Cola - @TippsInTheKitch
Apr 16, 2018 • 63 min
Ever wonder how to grow something creatively while also dealing with a full-time job? Or how to stay focused and committed to your labor of love in the midst of struggle and challenge? Food blogger Lindsay Tippens Cola joins me for a great conversation…
#5MF: Shooters Shoot
Apr 13, 2018 • 8 min
#5MinuteFriday: Action, not — too much — contemplation. Just do it.
#012: Cator Sparks - TheManual.com
Apr 9, 2018 • 62 min
Cator Sparks, editor-in-chief of men’s lifestyle website The Manual, joins me for a conversation that takes us from Atlanta, to London, to Harlem, to Charleston. In between nips of peaty Scotch, he tells me about his journey from raver to self-described…
#011: Athleisure…where?
Apr 2, 2018 • 42 min
In my interview with Max Hlavin and Blair Curcie, we tackle critically important questions essential to living in our modern era: What is the difference between leggings and yoga pants? Is athleisure appropriate for the office? Are pants the cost of…
#5MF: Listen Like You Mean It
Mar 30, 2018 • 7 min
#5MinuteFriday: “Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.”
#010: The Benefit Of The Doubt
Mar 26, 2018 • 39 min
In Part 2, Beau Vilks is back to talk a variety of ways in which you can avoid being a shitty person. We cover giving old “friends” from high school the benefit of the doubt, hanging clothes back up on the rack when they fall off, not flaking, respecting…
#5MF: Some Thoughts On Effective Growth
Mar 23, 2018 • 6 min
#5MinuteFriday: After worrying about low follower numbers on Twitter and Instagram, I did some research and realized things are ok. It’s all about the content. “Get rich quick” isn’t a thing — “grow fast quick” isn’t either.
#009: ‘Unfortunately For Us, The Walls Here Are Thin’
Mar 19, 2018 • 55 min
Beau Vilks joins me for a fantastic conversation about her past life as a professional body-builder, her job in sales, and how not to be a shitty person. We then dissect a classically Minnesotan, absurdly passive-aggressive note she found taped to her…
#5MF: Be An Adult
Mar 16, 2018 • 5 min
#5MinuteFriday is the newest segment of “Join Me, Won’t You?” Every Friday, I’ll drop a five-minute monologue on something that happened to me over the past week or that I’ve been thinking about. Today’s topic: being an adult, and doing the right thing.
#008: A Real Shot Of Life
Mar 12, 2018 • 53 min
In this wide-ranging interview, Callie Hlavin and Emily Gosche join me via Skype after road-tripping from Richmond to Nashville to Austin. They’re excitedly counting down to Match Day (March 16), when would-be doctors across America find out where they…
#007: For The Love Of Your Gut (Part 2)
Feb 28, 2018 • 35 min
In Part 2, For The Love Of Your Gut founder Rachel Czura covers topics on healthy eating, including gluten (how did it become a thing?), the food pyramid (why it’s no longer a thing), antibiotic-pumped chickens (gross), and alcohol (can you drink it if…
#006: For The Love Of Your Gut (Part 1)
Feb 27, 2018 • 35 min
In Part 1, I take JMWY on the road and record at the home of Rachel and Sam Czura. Rachel is the founder and creator of For The Love Of Your Gut, an up-and-coming food blog and Instagram focused on making awesome dairy- and gluten-free meals for people…
#005: The New Golden Record
Feb 27, 2018 • 58 min
Fellow music-lover Tyler Timko joins me via Skype to discuss an important existential question: If humanity were to represent itself musically to the rest of the universe, but could only do so by selecting ten artists from the last forty years, who would…
#004: What’s Up, Doc?
Feb 24, 2018 • 46 min
Dr. Jacob Kuperstock, founder of Doc Odds and also my college buddy, joins me via Skype to discuss his new business, being an ENT, the weirdest things he’s pulled out of people’s bodies, and that one time we both ran into Glenn Close.
#003: Make Your Story Easier
Feb 22, 2018 • 44 min
Guest Devin Kunysz talks through his experience in crafting a narrative that will move your career forward. We discuss the pros and cons of grad school, ins and outs of determining a logical career path while also doing what fulfills you, building your…
#002: The Feelings Smusher-Downer
Feb 16, 2018 • 47 min
In Part 2 of their interview, Travis and Amanda continue to banter about dating and relationships as thirty-somethings. Here we cover the do’s and don’t’s of Bumble profile-making, how and when to approach a woman at the gym, booking clubs (a bar where…
#001: Love: A Tale As Old As Time
Feb 16, 2018 • 47 min
I bring on Olympian daters Travis Thein and Amanda Vaal to discuss the complicated slings and arrows of romance as a 21st-century thirty-something. Topics include app etiquette, when it’s ok to text (not call!), all-time worst dates, mutual ghosting, and…