#126 Surf Photographer - Dave "Nelly" NelsonThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Dave “Nelly” Nelson is a globally published veteran surf and skate photographer with countless magazine covers and spreads to his name. After spending years as a senior photographer at TransWorld Surf Magazine, Dave now shoots freelance for domestic and international publications. Major action sports brands such as Vans, O’Neill, Fox, and Reef commonly contract Dave to shoot on location for trips locally and abroad. As one of the best action water photographers in the world, he is usually in the right place at the right time to produce “the goods”. Dave’s personal relationships and mutual respect with some of the most elite athletes in the world gives him access to the best action at the best spots.
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#125 Porn Stars - Ceara Lynch & Alexandra SnowThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Ceara Lynch and Alexandra Snow are well-known adult entertainers who specialize in fetish porn.
Music: Dirt Nasty
#124 Route One Surfboards - MalachiThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Words from Malachi: Shaping is my passion and my art. My goal is to make high-performance surfboards for the surfer that has no boundaries, and a need to push the limits of their ability across the globe. Furthermore, I want my boards to be eco-friendly, durable, and of the highest performing materials to ensure that my surfers travel fast, light, and most importantly have fun.
Growing up and surfing the Central Coast of California, we have a multitude of waves and challenges surfing here. Which is why I believe it is the best location to test and create equipment that can act as not just a tool to explore your personal surfing, but to act as a companion on your journey to explore new venues.
My team and I are constantly testing new ideas everyday to make sure that every product has the Route One team stamp of approval. I use the best tools I can to create and design the highest possible performing surfboard, to suit the ever changing needs of the free surfer and the explorer. And I love working with individuals to help find the perfect companion for their next adventure.
Music: The Getaway Dogs
#123 Lonely Planet Journalist - Adam SkolnickThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Adam Skolnick (@AdamSkolnick) has written for the New York Times, Playboy, Outside, ESPN.com, BBC.com, Salon.com, Men’s Health, Wired, and Travel + Leisure, among others. He has visited 45 countries and authored or coauthored over 30 Lonely Planet guidebooks. Skolnick is the author the books One Breath and Indolirium.
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#122 Stunt Woman, Model, Humanitarian - Gemita SamarraThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Gemita Samarra (25) is a model, stunt woman, writer, producer and founder of My Name is Human, a social enterprise working globally with displaced people, to provide education and creative solutions for refugees, the homeless, and the extremely impoverished.
#121 Sex, Relationships, and Intimacy - Shems HeartwellThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Shems Heartwell is a guide and facilitator who specializes in personal and relational empowerment. His work goes to the core of what is needed for embodied transformation by integrating the physical, mental, sexual, emotional, and spiritual.
#118 Mavericks Pioneer / Spearfisherman - Tom PowersThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Tom Powers is a lifelong spearfisherman and was one of the early pioneers at Mavericks. He now works as a realtor for Seabright Morgage in Santa Cruz, CA.
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Music: Pinstripe Loveseat
#117 The Float Tank Guru - Kevin JohnsonThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Kevin Johnson is the founder and CEO of Zero Gravity Institute in Austin, TX. Zero Gravity is a state of the art floatation center and private research facility. He is also the designer and manufacturer of Zero Gravity Float Rooms. Kevin brings a vast amount of knowledge, insight and experience to the world of floatation. He has been floating since 1986, when he went to work for one of the world’s first commercial floatation centers.
Kevin is a popular public speaker, giving presentations on floatation tanks, consciousness, shamanism, plant medicines and psychedelics. He has been featured in several magazines and periodicals, and has appeared on many popular podcasts including; “Tangentially Speaking” with Christopher Ryan, “The Duncan Trussell Family Hour”, “The Warrior Poet” with Aubrey Marcus.
#116 Thrive Documentary - Kimberly & Foster GambleThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Foster Gamble and Kimberly Carter Gamble are the creators of the documentary THRIVE: What on Earth will it Take? The controversial movie was translated into 27 languages and at the time of this podcast has more than 82 million documented views.
Watch Thrive: http://www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie
#115 Iranian Activist / Musician - Raam Seyed-EmamiThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Raam's father was a prominent Iranian environmentalist who was arrested and interrogated for supposedly being a foreign spy. After he mysteriously died in prison, Raam and his brother decided to pressure the Iranian government for answers. Telling his story here is part of that pressure.
#114 Sex Educator - Amy BaldwinThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Amy Baldwin is a Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach (trained in the Somatica® Method), Certified Sex Educator, sales trainer and educator for Uberlube, as well as co-owner of a mother-daughter owned pleasure boutique called Pure Pleasure Shop. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-focused sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from how-to workshops to erotic empowerment retreats.
Amy also appears in episodes #23, #54, and #86 of this podcast.
#113 Understanding Swells - Mark SponslerThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Mark Sponsler's website Stormsurf.com has been the one and only surf forecast source for all variations of the Mavericks surf contest. It has also provided forecast consultation for the the IMAX film "Wild California", Dan Rather's "48 Hours", Ted Koppel's "Nightline", programming from FOX and numerous other TV productions that focus on big wave surfing and forecasting. Mark was the lead surf forecaster for the Hollywood movie "Chasing Mavericks."
Mark Sponsler graduated from Rollins College in 1980 with a degree in Business Administration. He's managed software projects for Rockwell International, Lockheed-Martin, Kaiser Permantente and consulted for Spherion.
Music: Sleep North America, This Storm Will Go For A Long Time.
#112 Convergence - A Short StoryThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
#111 Investigative Journalist - Abby MartinThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Abby Martin is an American journalist and presenter of The Empire Files, an investigative news program on the satellite network teleSUR and YouTube. She was formerly the host of Breaking the Set on the Russian network RT America, working from the Washington, D.C. bureau. Before hosting her own show, she had worked for two years as a correspondent for RT America.
Martin is also an artist and activist, and helped found the citizen journalism website Media Roots. She serves on the board of directors for the Media Freedom Foundation which manages Project Censored. Martin appeared in the documentary film Project Censored The Movie: Ending the Reign of Junk Food News and co-directed 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film.
#109 Chris Ryan & Jim FadimanThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Dr. Jim Fadiman is considered America's wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use. In 1974 he co-founded the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, and has since continued to explore potential medical and creative uses of psychedelic drugs. In his most recent book, The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys (2011), he provides insight into safe and correct uses of psychedelic drugs. The book was inspired by his unique knowledge of psychedelic experiences and his desire to explain beneficial uses of those substances. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in Social Relations in 1960, and his M.A. and Ph.D from Stanford University in Psychology in 1962 and 1965, respectively.
Chris Ryan and his work have been featured just about everywhere, including: MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Times of London, Playboy, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Outside, El Pais, La Vanguardia, Salon, Seed, and Big Think.
A featured speaker from TED in Long Beach, CA to The Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House to the Einstein Forum in Pottsdam, Germany, Chris has consulted at various hospitals in Spain, provided expert testimony in a Canadian constitutional hearing, and appeared in well over a dozen documentary films.
Even before co-authoring the New York Times best-seller, Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships (translated into 15 languages), with his partner-in-crime (and wife), Cacilda Jethá, MD, Chris was on a wild ride. After receiving a BA in English and American literature in 1984 he spent the next two decades traveling around the world, pausing in unexpected places to work at decidedly odd jobs (e.g., gutting salmon in Alaska, teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense to land-reform activists in Mexico, managing commercial real-estate in New York’s Diamond District, helping Spanish physicians publish their research). In his mid-30s, Chris decided to pursue doctoral studies in Psychology.
Drawing upon his multi-cultural experience, Chris' research focused on distinguishing the human from the cultural, first by focusing on shamanism and ethnobotony—studying how various societies interact with altered states of consciousness and the sacred plants that provoke them—and later, by looking at similarly diverse cultural perspectives on sexuality. His doctoral dissertation was a multi-disciplinary investigation of prehistoric human sexual behavior, guided by the world-renowned psychologist, Stanley Krippner, at Saybrook Graduate School, in San Francisco, CA.
Chris is finishing a new book for Simon and Schuster tentatively called Civilized to Death: Why Everything's Amazing but Nobody's Happy, due out in 2017—and he puts out a weekly podcast, called Tangentially Speaking, featuring conversations with interesting people, ranging from famous comics to bank robbers to drug smugglers to porn stars to authors to plasma physicists.
#108 Blue Mind - Dr. Wallace "J" NicholsThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Dr. Wallace "J" Nichols - called “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine, “a visionary" by Outside Magazine and a "water warrior" by AQUATICS International - is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author, sought after lecturer, and fun-loving Dad. He also likes turtles (a lot).
#107 Onnit - Kyle KingsburyThe Kyle Thiermann Show add
Kyle Kingsbury is a retired American professional mixed martial artist. A professional competitor from 2006-2014, Kingsbury also formerly competed for King of the Cage and was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir. He is now the Director of Human Optimization at Onnit.