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Never in history has life-altering information been so widely available as it is today and yet the youth flock to decrepit institutions which force on the student a rigid and often ineffective educational curriculum. Freedom lies on the other side self education and your own self education begins with the content you consume. On this podcast we curate a collection of unique minds and perspectives to share what they know in order to provide you with a morsel of Knowledge Without College.
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KWC #093 Les McKeown

KWC #093 Les McKeown

2021-06-1554:07

Les McKeown is the president and CEO of Predictable Success, an adviser on accelerated business growth. He has started more than 40 companies and was the founding partner of an incubation-consulting company that guided hundreds of organizations worldwide. He is also an author, writer of books like "The Synergist" and "Predictable Success", where he described a system of pattern recognition, diagnosing a company's ability to grow and to scale from analyzing certain patterns of it. He has a wealth of knowledge to share as he worked with huge names like: T-Mobile, American Express, The US Army, Harvard University, has been featured on NBC, ABC, BBC, CNN, and more. Enjoy!
Dr. Mark van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, where he did research how big data, blockchain and AI are changing organizations. He talks about future of work, digital conflicts, and the organization of tomorrow. He is the author of three best-selling management books on big data, blockchain and AI. His latest book "The Organisation of Tomorrow" details how AI, blockchain and analytics turn your business into a data organization. He is the founder of Datafloq.com, a leading content platform on emerging technologies. We talk about all of this, as well as Mavin.org, a decentralized, tokenized reputation-based content network to bring (anonymous) accountability to the internet. Look for him on Twitter @VanRijmenam. Enjoy!
Jeremy Wayne Tate is the creator of CLT (Classical Learning Test), he is an entrepreneur, literature enthusiast and father of 5 (soon to be 6). CLT is the competitor to SAT and ACT, an online college entrance exam, which assesses English, mathematical, and critical reasoning skills. We talk about his tests being a second choice in a world where his competition is thought to be obligatory (which it is not), as well as how modern colleges provide their students with no applicable and reasonably useful skills, giving them an opportunity only to party and to socialize, and get themselves indebted. We also speak about home schooling, the future of this, and the influence that it can have on modern education. Enjoy!
KWC #090 Richard Koch

KWC #090 Richard Koch

2021-05-1752:11

Richard Koch is a world renowned author, entrepreneur & investor. He has written around 20 books on ideas & business, including the famous "The 80/20 Principle", which has sold over a million copies. He explains in the book, as well as in this podcast episode, about how to apply the "Pareto principle" on everyday activities, in business and in life. His latest one called "Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It: Unlocking the Nine Secrets of People Who Changed the World" can only be added to our list of referable literature, already including books written by Richard. This conversation, although short, serves as a storytelling history lesson, spoken in a very open and fun way by one of the great speakers of our time. Enjoy! 
KWC #089 Lee Adams

KWC #089 Lee Adams

2021-05-1001:03:03

Lee Adams is a military veteran, entrepreneur, and an expert in the subject of lucid dreaming. He has been teaching this subject as a mentor and author as well for a few years now. He has an incredible book coming out called "A Visionary Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Methods for Working with the Deep Dream State" which I highly recommend to check out. We talk about "altering states", lucid dreaming and what drove him to go down the path of investigating these fascinating subjects. Enjoy!
KWC #088 Adii Pienaar

KWC #088 Adii Pienaar

2021-04-0501:01:50

Adii Pienaar is a very successful founder and serial entrepreneur. He founded "Cogsy", "Conversio" and "WooCommerce". He's been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Startups.com and many more, and prides himself on the commercial and life profitability values of his businesses. He's just released his new book "Life Profitability: The New Measure of Entrepreneurial Success" (January 26th) in which he provides a new perspective for becoming self-aware, recognizing your values, understanding your impact, and how an enriched life and a successful business are not mutually exclusive. Enjoy!
KWC #087 Danny Miranda

KWC #087 Danny Miranda

2021-03-0958:15

Danny Miranda is the creator and host of The Danny Miranda Podcast (top 1.5% podcast in the world), as well as a very influential Twitter personality, a public speaker and motivator. He enjoys writing, reading, meditating, having conversations, walking and lifting weights, as well as implementing all of these things into making a better and more complete, optimistic life for himself. We talk about how he started his podcast, his goals for it, and dive into his personal life habits and routines that he goes through to achieve success in everything that he does. Enjoy!
KWC #086 Quintus Curtius

KWC #086 Quintus Curtius

2021-02-0801:03:16

Quintus Curtius is the pen name of writer and translator George Thomas. He is an MIT graduate, a marine veteran as well as an expert in law. He currently is the managing partner of a law firm focusing on bankruptcy and criminal defense. But all of this is not our subject, as he started writing and translating ancient texts a bit late in his career while becoming very well known for it. Now, he has published original, annotated translations of several important ancient books. In addition to this he has published three collections of essays that focus on moral, ethical, and historical topics. A great conversation, one I will most certainly remember and possibly recreate in the future. Enjoy!
KWC #085 Andew Tate

KWC #085 Andew Tate

2021-02-0159:08

Andrew Tate is an American-British kickboxer from Chicago, Illinois, who competes in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. He is a multiple kickboxing world champion and the "Enfusion Live" champion. He is the son of the late chess master Emory Tate, a very well known chess player who won the US Armed Forces championship three times and defeated several grandmasters during his career. Andrew also works as a commentator for Real Xtreme Fighting, the largest MMA promotion in Romania, where he currently resides. He is a multi-millionaire, entrepreneur, investor and life coach. We talk about his career, his many different, so amazing, unique career paths, as he spreads knowledge about how he achieved the success, and how you can achieve the same. And yes, you might end up wanting to have 15 passports afterwards... Enjoy!
KWC #084 Tony Moss

KWC #084 Tony Moss

2021-01-2501:01:58

Tony Moss is a visual and recording artist, event producer, combining a number of fascinating topics including psychedelics, art, spirituality and science.  He is also the founder of I.AM.LIFE, a non-profit event production project focused on inter- connectivity. His work is a synthesis of passions in all of the above, with emphasis on the evolution of human consciousness and potential. With over 25 years of experience with "plant medicine" work, he is an enthusiastic public advocate for the decriminalization and responsible use of all plant medicines. Enjoy!
Chrisman Frank is the co-founder and CEO of Synthesis School. His project is like the "Ender's game" for education, where they scale the best ideas from Ad Astra, a school that one of his co-founders and friends built with Elon Musk, for his kids, to get a better and more interactive education, focusing on problem solving and finding better and more innovative ways of teaching kids. We talk about this subject, about education in general and what this new idea can offer to people versus the more traditional schooling systems, especially during home schooling and the pandemic. This was an amazing, very open and relaxed conversation, and a great way to start off 2021. Enjoy!
KWC #082 Dr. Gary Laderman

KWC #082 Dr. Gary Laderman

2020-12-1401:14:25

Dr. Gary Laderman is Goodrich C. White professor and chair of the religion department at Emory University, as well as the author of books like "Don't Think About Death: A Memoir on Mortality", and "Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, the Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States". He has also co-edited two encyclopedias. Dr. Laderman has been interviewed on various topics in American religious cultures, ranging from death and funerals to horror films and psychedelics, in a variety of media, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and other newspapers, several radio and TV shows. He is continuing to research, write, and teach on the sacred in American life generally, and is currently working on a book project exploring religion and drugs, a subject we talk about in detail during this conversation. Enjoy!
Brian Muraresku graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with a degree in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit, as an alumnus of Georgetown Law and a member of the New York Bar, he has been practicing law internationally for fifteen years. In 2016, Muraresku became the founding executive director of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. Their work has been featured on CNN and ESPN, as well as The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the New York Times Best Selling author of "The Immortality Key: the Secret History of the Religion with No Name" book, which we talk about in detail during this interview. Enjoy!
Jennifer Shahade is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion and has the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster. She is also a speaker, host, author and PokerStars Ambassador, as well as the Program Director at US Chess Women. Jennifer is passionate about female empowerment and creative work around the games she loves most. She is the author of "Chess Bitch" and "Play Like a Girl", books that aim to bring more females into the game. Jennifer is also a commentator and streamer on Twitch at twitch.tv/jenshahade. She hosts the US Chess Championships, the Grand Chess Tour and the award winning "Ladies Knight" and "The GRID" podcasts. Her second podcast won the Global Poker Award for the best poker podcast in the World in 2020! Enjoy!
KWC #079 Xander Smith

KWC #079 Xander Smith

2020-11-1657:24

Xander Smith is a digital, 3D artist and concept designer. He currently works as the Lead Artist at Aliza Technologies. He has worked on a number of amazing projects, including: American Horror Story, Aquaman, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Star Wars: The Mandalorian. We talked about his career, his company Aliza Technologies and how it came to be, as well as their most interesting concept which is combining Deep Learning with 3D Design, making surreal 3D models, and some general subjects on this matter like virtual reality, deep fakes, and more. A very friendly and open conversation, one that we will surely repeat in the future. Enjoy!
KWC #078 Lev Alburt

KWC #078 Lev Alburt

2020-11-0959:12

Lev Osipovich Alburt is a chess Grandmaster, writer and coach. He is a former three-time U.S. chess champion, three-time Ukrainian champion and former European team champion, as well as one of the most sought-after chess teachers in the world. Lev did not prefer the communist system and came over from Russia to the U.S. in 1979, at a time when it was extremely dangerous to do so. Once in the U.S., he reunited with his old teacher, I.M. Roman Pelts, who had smuggled out the secret lesson plans that had produced Soviet world-dominance in chess for three decades. The two got to work, and very quickly, Lev began to publish what was to become the best-selling and highly praised Comprehensive Chess Course. In 2004, he was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer. In New York City, where he lives, several Wall Street figures and other prominent people have taken chess classes from him, including Carl Icahn, Stephen Friedman, Doug Hirsch, Eliot Spitzer and Ted Field. He is still teaching today, online as well. Enjoy!
Stephon Alexander is an award-winning theoretical cosmologist, professor of physics at Brown University and the president of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP). He is also a science advisor for Disney, and author of "The Jazz Of Physics", known for blending the worlds of theoretical physics and jazz music. Dr. Alexander was also born in Trinidad, but moved to the United States when he was eight. We talk about his interest for physics and science in general, how that came to be, and how his revolutionary idea of blending music and science together, and creating an unexpected link between those elements, has changed the views of many on how physics is perceived. We also talk exclusively about his upcoming book, called "Fear Of A Black Universe". Enjoy!
Maurice Ashley is an international chess grandmaster, chess commentator and analyst. Through his love for chess, he not only made history as the first African-American Grandmaster in the game, but he has managed to translate his love to other similar activities, as a three-time national championship coach, author, ESPN commentator, iPhone app designer, puzzle inventor and motivational speaker. Travelling the world as an ardent spokesperson of the many character building effects of chess, Maurice consults with universities, schools, chess clubs, executives and celebrities on how chess principles and strategies can be applied to improve business practices and assist with personal growth. We talk about his passion for the game, the wisdom and knowledge that he found within, and why it is so important to educate younger generations and make them think about their future, instead of just their present. Enjoy!
KWC #075 Amy Emerson

KWC #075 Amy Emerson

2020-09-2101:01:43

Amy Emerson is the Chief Executive Officer at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a non-profit organization. As the Chief Executive Officer, Amy has led the growth and development of this new subsidiary and is responsible for overall global regulatory strategy and implementation of research programs with a focus on the MDMA-assisted psychotherapy program within MAPS PBC. In this conversation we talk about her journey, and how she became one of leaders of MAPS's mission, about her past, her present and future. Tune in to hear more about the association, and how you can contribute to their amazing work. Enjoy!
Marcin Jakubowski is the founder of Open Source Ecology, an open, collaborative  network of farmers, engineers, architects and supporters, whose main goal is the eventual manufacturing of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) including the 50 most important industrial machines, which would take to build a small civilization with modern comforts. Marcin talks about founding the company and materializing his idea of complete off-grid living. In this very interesting Episode, we talk about open-sourcing, off-grid housing solutions, solar and nuclear power, and go into scientific details of how and why you should think about switching to independent energy production. Enjoy!
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