Real Talk University: Exploring Success Stories Outside of The Classroom

Real Talk University: Exploring Success Stories Outside of The Classroom

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Andre Haykal and Christian Bonnier, 2 college students passionate about innovation and financial education, take on a problem that they discovered soon into their college careers: A majority of their student peers are unaware of opportunities outside of the classroom to create wealth through financial education and monetizing their true passions. In this series, they host interviews with people who have successfully pursued their passion by taking a path outside of the classroom. And finally, the goal of this podcast is to inspire our listeners to find and pursue their passions. Enjoy!


MARK METRY: The Art of Podcasting
Aug 15 • 44 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Mark Metry, a top podcast host of Humans 2.0. Mark’s goal here on Planet Earth is to help others eliminate their internal enemy within and live a life of mental and emotional freedom.…
CHASE NAMIC: How To Start & Monetize a YouTube Channel
Aug 8 • 14 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Chase Namic, an entrepreneur based out of Miami, Florida. Chase creates revenue by farming YouTube channels, and he currently has 15 channels that generate him $100,000 a month in…
ANTHONY SANTIAGO: How To Make 6 Figures On Instagram
Aug 1 • 39 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Anthony Santiago, who is an entrepreneur and an expert of Instagram growth. Anthony started and manages viral pages such as @calories.hub, @restaurants, @art_daily, @livingartdaily,…
JAMES DUTCHER: How To Create Win-Win Situations
Jul 25 • 38 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview James M. Dutcher, Edu-preneurial CIO of Agzeit farms, an indoor vertical farm company located in Binghamton, New York. Jim goes in depth about his unique venture, with the specifics of…
BRAD LEA: The More You Learn, The More You Earn
Jul 18 • 55 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Brad Lea, a self-made entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in sales & marketing. Brad is also the founder of Lightspeed VT, the top virtual training platform in the world.…
BROCK RICE: World Class Dropout
Jul 11 • 52 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Brock Rice, a young entrepreneur and business owner. After making the decision to drop out of college and leave college basketball behind, Brock has never looked back. He has hosted…
LAUREN TICKNER: How To Build a Profitable Online Business
Jul 4 • 35 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Lauren Tickner, a British entrepreneur who specializes in online business coaching, allowing her clients to create freedom in their lives by building a profitable online business. On…
ALEX QUIN: Hustle Inspires Hustle
Jun 27 • 50 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Alex Quin, an expert marketer and company scaler, Forbes council member, and founder of UADV, a Forbes Accredited Investment Marketing Firm. Alex is also the founder of Hustle Inspires…
ANTHONY TRUCKS: How To Make Shift Happen
Jun 20 • 50 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview Anthony Trucks, a former NFL football player turned entrepreneur and motivational speaker. On top of that, Anthony is a 7 figure gym owner, best selling author, and the first NFL…
JOHN LEE DUMAS: How To Create Your Dream Lifestyle
Jun 13 • 19 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian interview John Lee Dumas, the founder & host of award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire. JLD has interviewed countless high-level guests, including Gary Vaynerchuk, Tim Ferriss, Tony…
ANDRE & CHRISTIAN: The Story Behind Real Talk University
Jun 6 • 22 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian had the mic flipped on them! Yes, you heard it right. On this very special episode, a good friend of the program Roger Brooks sits down and interviews Christian and Andre separately on the set…
DAKOTA SCHUETZ: Live Life Limitless
May 30 • 32 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian had the privilege of interviewing professional freestyle scooter rider Dakota Schuetz. At only 23 years old, Dakota is an icon in the scooter industry and is a 4X World Champ. On top of his…
LECTURE SERIES: How To Build A Loyal Audience On Social Media
May 28 • 20 min
Andre and Christian host another episode of their new segment, the Lecture Series. On this episode, they focus on how to grow a personal brand on social media! They dive into the best platforms to grow your presence on such as Instagram, Twitter, and…
JOSH ORDONEZ: The ROI of Working For Free
May 23 • 78 min
On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre and Christian had the privilege of interviewing their good friend Josh Ordonez in Vayner Media in THE office of Gary Vaynerchuck. Yes, you heard that right, the interview went down in the personal office of…
LECTURE SERIES: The Most Practical Investing Advice For Young Entrepreneurs
May 21 • 15 min
Andre and Christian host another episode of their new segment, the Lecture Series. On this episode, they focus on the basics of investing! From choosing a method of investing (crypto, options, forex, stocks, etc.) to smart investing early on, to resources…
BUSTER SCHER: How To Build A Personal Brand Around Your Passion
May 16 • 23 min
Andre and Christian interview Buster Scher, the founder of the viral basketball page @hoopsnation on Instagram. Buster got his start in just the 8th grade, when he started a Facebook community for basketball. Now he is 18 years old crushing the game, with…
LECTURE SERIES: Why & How To Start Your Own Podcast In 2019
May 14 • 18 min
Andre and Christian host another episode of their new segment, the Lecture Series. On this episode, they focus on how to start your very own podcast! They touch on topics such as how to find a niche for your podcast, how to take immediate ACTION, how…
QUIANE CREWS: Grades Don’t Measure Intelligence & Age Doesn’t Define Maturity
May 9 • 56 min
Andre and Christian interview Quiane Crews, an entrepreneur who dropped out of high school in 2015 to pursue his dreams. He is the founder and CEO of LPG Technology, developer of his very own smartphone, crushed the network marketing game at 18 years old,…
LECTURE SERIES: What You Can Do Over Summer Break To Level Up
May 7 • 17 min
Andre and Christian host another episode of their new segment, the Lecture Series. On this episode, they focus on how to level yourself up over summer break. They dive into topics such as what to do if you have an internship, the importance of setting…
JEFF SEKINGER: Do Something That You Truly Care About
May 2 • 50 min
Andre and Christian interview Jeff Sekinger, who is a financial consultant, credit specialist, Instagram monetization expert, and a 6 figure digital marketer. He is also the co-founder of a certified group where he teaches his credit secrets. Jeff offered…
LECTURE SERIES: Your Questions, Our Answers Vol. 2
Apr 30 • 19 min
Andre and Christian host a new segment of the podcast, called the Lecture Series, for the very first time. On this episode, they answer questions submitted to them via social media. If you’d like to have your questions answered on an upcoming episode, be…
PEJMAN GHADIMI: How To Make a Name For Yourself When You’re The Underdog
Apr 25 • 62 min
Andre and Christian interview Pejman Ghadimi also known as PJ. He is a self-made millionaire entrepreneur and best selling author. He built a name for himself in banking at a young age, reaching the VP level in 4 years. He later leveraged an incredible…
JOSH LUBER: The Story Behind StockX
Apr 18 • 40 min
Andre and Christian interview Josh Luber, the CEO and Co-Founder of StockX, a “stock market of things”, a consumer marketplace that connects buyers and sellers using the same methods as the New York Stock Exchange. StockX specializes in sneakers, watches,…
ERIC CLINE: How To Sell Yourself and 10X Your Life
Apr 11 • 50 min
Andre and Christian interview Eric Cline, an entrepreneur and sales expert based out of South Florida. Tune in to hear the incredible story of how Eric went from being broke on the streets of Chicago to building an 8 figure sales business by becoming an…
ERIC DAMIER: How Self-Awareness Leads to Massive Success
Apr 4 • 89 min
Andre and Christian interview Eric Damier, the founder of @earthpix, the largest travel page on Instagram with over 15M followers. He is the founder of @travelsmarter, and the CEO of Social Trends Media, which is in charge of running many viral pages…
ADAM DEGROSS: Photographer for Post Malone
Mar 28 • 33 min
Andre and Christian interview Adam Degross, a photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota who is currently the tour photographer for hip-hop artist Post Malone. Enjoy! - A Message From Our Sponsors Want to be among the elite entrepreneurs? Then you need to…
JASON JORDAN: How To Find & Share YOUR FireStory
Mar 21 • 51 min
Andre and Christian interview Jason Jordan, a speaker, trainer, and consultant. He is committed to helping people discover and share their FireStory. After spending nearly 20 years of his career working in sales, product marketing, and business…
EVAN CARMICHAEL: Unlock Your Full Potential
Mar 19 • 30 min
Andre and Christian interview Evan Carmichael, an entrepreneur, influencer, and creator. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M. Evan’s mission is to solve the world’s biggest…
TYLER JACK HARRIS: Taking Ownership of Who You Are
Mar 14 • 69 min
Andre and Christian interview Tyler Jack Harris, a life insurance salesperson and social media influencer. He is the host of two podcasts, and a daily and weekly vlog, all while he leads two multi-million dollar insurance agencies. After hitting rock…
SEAN MIKE KELLY: The Power of Influencer Marketing
Mar 12 • 29 min
Andre and Christian interview Sean Kelly, the founder of Jersey Champs. He is a 21 year old college dropout from Bridgewater, New Jersey. In addition to running Jersey Champs, he owns a PR agency called Clout Champs, which helps entrepreneurs and…
DAVID HEINEMEIER HANSSON: Why You Need To Think Differently About The Way You Work
Mar 7 • 71 min
Andre and Christian interview David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails, a framework that has built applications such as AirBnB, Spotify, and Hulu, founder & CTO at Basecamp, best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, frequent…
GUY KAWASAKI: How To Lead a More Productive & Meaningful Life
Mar 5 • 37 min
Andre and Christian interview Guy Kawasaki, the chief evangelist of Canva and top entrepreneur. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a…
MIKEY TAYLOR: Never Lose Sight of Your WHY
Feb 28 • 50 min
Andre and Christian interview Mikey Taylor, a former pro skateboarder turned big time entrepreneur. Mikey was so dope to have on the show! Mikey picked up a passion for skateboarding early on, but he realized that he couldn’t continue down that career…
SASHIN GOVENDER: If You Pay The Price, The Price Will Eventually Pay You
Feb 21 • 60 min
Andre and Christian interview Sashin Govender, also known as “The Millionaire Student”. Sashin Govender, 24 years old, born and raised in Durban, South Africa. He was introduced to personal development at the tender age of 8 years old. Sashin is a network…
CEO RASHAD: It Is NEVER Too Early To Get Started
Feb 19 • 43 min
Andre and Christian interview CEO Rashad, who is a young serial entrepreneur out of Atlanta. He is also a tech junkie and an investor. He got started on his entrepreneurial path early, starting in 10th grade, where he created his very first clothing line,…
TIM SYKES: How To Make a Fortune Trading Penny Stocks
Feb 14 • 57 min
Andre and Christian interview Timothy Sykes, millionaire penny stock trader and entrepreneur. Tim had a slightly different college experience: skipping classes in favor of trading penny stocks every day. He was able to turn his $12,415 Bar Mitzvah gift…
RYAN TSEKO: How To Surround Yourself w/ World Class Entrepreneurs
Feb 12 • 45 min
Andre and Christian interview Ryan Tseko, who is the Portfolio Manager for the #1 crowdfunding real estate company in the world, Cardone Capital. Prior to taking on this huge role in Grant Cardone’s organization, Ryan was Grant’s personal pilot,…
RAYA HAYKAL: Feeding Tube Awareness Week
Feb 8 • 7 min
Today marks the last day of Feeding Tube Awareness Week, which ran from February 4-8. The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation is a nonprofit pediatric enteral nutrition parent support group organization in efforts to provide information and to support for…
STEVE SIMS: It Takes ZERO Effort To Be Yourself
Feb 7 • 65 min
Andre and Christian interview Steve Sims, also known as the real-life Wizard of Oz. Steve is the visionary founder of Bluefish: the world’s first luxury concierge that delivers the highest level of personalized travel, transportation, and cutting-edge…
BRODIE KERN: How To Wake Up Wealthy
Jan 31 • 47 min
Andre and Christian interview Brodie Kern, a public speaker and serial entrepreneur. Brodie currently owns and operates a number of businesses including a commercial real estate brokerage, a telecom marketing agency, and a high-risk payment processing…
NEIL PATEL: The Right Way To Market
Jan 29 • 23 min
Andre and Christian interview Neil Patel, a New York Times Bestselling author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most…
PETER SAGE: Be The Star of Your Own Movie
Jan 24 • 73 min
Andre and Christian interview Peter Sage, who is a well known international & serial entrepreneur, author, philosopher and teacher. His unique way of looking at and relating to life has inspired tens of thousands of people worldwide to Reinvent…
MATT PURCELL: Become The Best Version of Yourself
Jan 17 • 55 min
Andre and Christian interview Matt Purcell, who is one of Australia’s leading life coaches, presenters, a successful businessman, an accomplished musician and song-writer. He reaches close to 100,000 people annually through his seminars, businesses and…
ALEX MORTON: From Dorm Room To Millionaire
Jan 10 • 45 min
Andre and Christian interview Alex Morton, a self-made millionaire, business momentum catalyst, and who we consider to be the #1 network marketer on the planet. Alex spends most of his time traveling the world teaching audiences how to be, do and have…
DAVID MELTZER: How To Make a Lot of Money, Help a Lot of People, and Have a Lot of Fun
Jan 3 • 18 min
Andre and Christian interview David Meltzer, the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing and national best-selling author. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite David Meltzer on to the show. David is the co-founder and CEO of Sports 1…
ROGER BROOKS: Host of American Real
Dec 27, 2018 • 39 min
Andre and Christian interview Roger Brooks, the host of American Real and their podcasting mentor. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite Roger Brooks on to the show. Roger is the host of a video based podcast called American…
ADAM WEITSMAN: A Comeback Story
Dec 20, 2018 • 27 min
Andre and Christian interview Adam Weitsman, the CEO of Upstate Shredding, LLC. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite Adam Weitsman on to the show. Adam is a local entrepreneur and is the CEO of Upstate Shredding, LLC. Adam…
Our First Milestone
Dec 13, 2018 • 15 min
Andre and Christian discuss their learnings thus far and reformulate their goals for the show. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian celebrate their first major milestone. They have made it through their first 10 episodes! On this…
SCOTT TINDLE: Serial Entrepreneur & Shark Tank Survivor
Dec 6, 2018 • 39 min
Andre and Christian interview Scott Tindle, a serial entrepreneur and Shark Tank survivor. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite Scott Tindle on to the show. Scott is a serial entrepreneur from Mobile, Alabama. Scott has…
DAN MORI: CEO of SpinGig & Former Director of Business Incubation at Binghamton Univers
Nov 29, 2018 • 38 min
Andre and Christian interview Dan Mori who discusses his success with entrepreneurship and the importance of failure. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite Dan Mori on to the show. Dan shares his experiences with…
OLIVIA THAI: Award-Winning Singer with 21M+ YouTube Views
Nov 20, 2018 • 35 min
Andre and Christian interview Olivia Thai, an award-winning singer and entrepreneur. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite Olivia Thai on to the show. Olivia shares her stories about how she got on American Idol after 10…
RAY STANTON: Founder of SaveAround & Binghamton Legend
Nov 15, 2018 • 43 min
Andre and Christian interview Ray Stanton, an absolute legend from Binghamton. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite Ray Stanton on to the show, who gives an overview of his life journey and experiences in business, sports…
ELLIOT HEWITT: Forex Trader & Portfolio Manager
Nov 8, 2018 • 20 min
Andre and Christian interview a 20-year-old master Forex Trader & Portfolio Manager from Monaco. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite Elliot Hewitt on the show to expose their listeners to the amazing investment…
Your Questions, Our Answers
Nov 6, 2018 • 21 min
Andre and Christian share amazing news and answer questions from the listeners. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian share their amazing news from last weekend and they also do a Q&A segment by answering questions submitted by…
JOHN KARLUK: Our First Ever Interview Episode
Nov 1, 2018 • 38 min
Andre and Christian host their first ever interview episode with special guest John Karluk. - On this episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian invite John Karluk on the show for their first ever interview episode of this podcast. John is an avid…
Predicting The Future
Oct 25, 2018 • 24 min
Andre and Christian clear the air with disclaimers and predict the future of their interview episodes. - In the second ever episode of Real Talk University, Andre & Christian are back discussing ways to discover opportunities outside of the classroom.…
The Pilot Episode: Why, How, and What
Oct 18, 2018 • 23 min
Andre and Christian lay the groundwork for the future of their podcast. - In the VERY first episode of the Real Talk University podcast, Andre and Christian introduce themselves with stories on how they met at college. They explain WHY they started this…