Rob Konrad: Conversations

Rob Konrad: Conversations

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Conversations with extraordinary people - that motivate and inspire!


011. The Youngest Person To Solo Sail Around The World: Laura Dekker
Apr 10 • 63 min
There are ordinary teenagers… and then there’s Laura, who at 13 years of age, ventured to become the youngest person to ever sail the planet - alone, without support boats or checkpoints along her way.What followed was a lengthy legal battle that included…
010. The Scientist Who Believes He Can Make Us Immortal: Dr. Aubrey De Grey
Apr 9 • 46 min
Dr Aubrey de Grey doesn’t just believe that ageing, and the suffering that comes with it, can be slowed down - he believes it can be undone altogether.What’s more, he thinks we are merely a few years away from making the scientific breakthroughs that will…
009. The “Backwords Dude” - An Autist With A Unique Talent: John Austin
Apr 8 • 64 min
Growing up, John Sevier Austin knew he was different from other kids. But what he didn’t know was that he had an incredible gift. One day John accidentally played a vinyl record backwards, and discovered not only that he quite liked listening to music…
008. How To Start A Global Movement: Shanti Hodges
Apr 8 • 84 min
Five years ago, shortly after giving birth to her son, Mason, Shanti Hodges put him in a baby carrier and went for a hike. This was the beginning of “Hike it, Baby”… Today Hike It Baby serves over 250 000 families and has over 300 branches around the…
007 - “King of Pickpockets” & Safety Expert: Bob Arno
Apr 7 • 121 min
“How do you become a pickpocket?” Bob Arno, a Swedish-born American entertainer, author, and criminologist gets asked this a lot. And if you had the chance to ask him yourself, in person, he would have your wallet long before you had your answer (you…
006. The Man Who Died 9 Times - And Lived To Tell The Tale: Jamie Poole
Apr 6 • 104 min
The first time Jamie Pool died, he was wearing a suit. That suit turned out to be the difference between his cardiac arrest going unnoticed by passers-by, and him getting medical help that would save his life. Jamie suffers from a heart condition called…
005. The World’s First Pilot Born Without Arms: Jessica Cox
Apr 5 • 81 min
When Jessica Cox was born without both arms, her parents didn’t grieve. In fact, her father has never shed a single tear over his daughter’s life-altering disability. Instead, Jessica’s parents challenged her to be great.And that’s exactly what she did.…
004. Sick and Bullied Child Turned Fighting Legend and Hollywood Star: Bas Rutten
Apr 4 • 99 min
As one of the earliest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champions, former King of Pancrase and Thai Boxer, Bas Rutten has faced some pretty tough opponents.But none challenged him as much as his personal struggles, from chronic illness and…
003. This “Fat Girl Running” Defies All Ultramarathon Stereotypes: Mirna Valerio
Apr 3 • 116 min
On the first day of high school, Mirna Valerio went to hockey practice - and suffered. She was larger than the other players, and a lot less fit. Her coach, instead of telling her she was no good, encouraged her to keep going - and that’s why today Mirna…
002. From Neo-Nazi Leader To Peace Advocate: Christian Picciolini
Apr 2 • 56 min
When Christian Picciolini was 14 years old, he joined America’s first organized neo-Nazi white power movement and remained there for 8 years. He became a leader in the organization and recruited hundreds of others to join. He ran a record store…
001. The man who gave his kidney to a stranger: Harold Mintz
Apr 1 • 90 min
When Harold Mintz met Gennet Belay, a stranger to whom he had donated one of his kidneys some months earlier, he wondered how that kidney could have possibly fit inside her. He was a 6’5” tall man, and she was a “tiny” immigrant from Ethiopia, that had…
000. Introduction to Rob Konrad: Conversations With Extraordinary People
Mar 31 • 1 min
What drives extraordinary people? That’s the one question that I’ve always been fascinated with.What drives outstanding athletes, adventurers, artists and entertainers?What drives exceptional scientists, great thinkers, those who give up their own comfort…