Rob Konrad: Conversations

Rob Konrad: Conversations

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Conversations with extraordinary people - that motivate and inspire!


017. Raped at Age 14, She Became a Right-Wing Extremist - And Turned Her Life Around
Jul 6, 2019 • 123 min
When she was 14 years old, Shannon Martinez was raped at a party by two men who took advantage of the fact that she was intoxicated. Overwhelmed with self-hate and anger, her life spiraled downwards - and she joined a violent right-wing extremist…
016. How The Subway Wizard Of New York Became A Wizard: Devin Person
Jun 24, 2019 • 111 min
In 2014, Devin Person decided to re-invent himself and create for him what he calls the “best possible reality”. And part of that reality was to become - a Wizard. In a freak coincidence, after the initial decision to become a Wizard, a side effect of a…
015. He Was Almost A School Shooter: Aaron Stark
Jun 12, 2019 • 84 min
After years of physical and mental abuse in a chaotic and violent home, being bullied at the almost 40 schools he went to in his youth (due to the constant relocations of his drug-addicted parents), and battles with depression and self-harm, Aaron Stark…
014. Curiosity Show host Dr. Rob Morrison on how to teach science
Jun 5, 2019 • 124 min
The Curiosity Show was - and still is - one of the most loved science shows that ever existed. Hosted by Dr. Rob Morrison and Deane Hutton from Australia, it was syndicated to 14 countries worldwide from 1972-1990 and sparked the interest for science in…
013. The Day My Son Killed My Daughter: Charity Lee
May 28, 2019 • 137 min
February 5th, 2007, is a day that has forever changed the life of Charity Lee. It is the day she learned that her 4-year old daughter Ella was murdered by Charity’s other child, Ellas 13-year old brother Paris.It’s a situation that’s beyond comprehension…
012. DMT, our Brain and the Prophetic Experience
May 21, 2019 • 192 min
In the early 1990s Dr. Rick Strassman, was granted approval to conduct research with one of the strongest hallucinogens, DMT. At the time he was the first scientist in over 2 decades allowed to test the effects of psychedelic drugs on live subjects, and…
011. The Youngest Person To Solo Sail Around The World: Laura Dekker
Apr 10, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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…