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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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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!
KWC #073 Joel Salatin

KWC #073 Joel Salatin

2020-08-2401:02:37

Joel Salatin is the most famous farmer in America. Joel, owner of "Polyface Farm" in Swoope, Virginia, where he advocates the philosophy of farming, while emphasizing healthy grass on which animals can thrive in a symbiotic cycle of feeding, is also a lecturer and author with his latest book "Beyond Labels: A Doctor and a Farmer Conquer Food Confusion One Bite at a Time" just being published. He is also a very well known public speaker, and calls himself a 'Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer'. We debated orthodoxy versus heresy, talked about the pandemic and the repercussions of it on modern day urban living, and more in this incredible Episode of KWC Podcast. Enjoy!
Raghunath Cappo is a musician, vocalist and member of the punk/hardcore band called Youth of Today, which championed the principles of clean living, vegetarian diet, and self-control, as well as one of the creators of Revelation Records, his own indie record label. After this, his path took him on a spiritual quest, as he became a monk while learning the philosophy of yoga and how to practice and teach it. We talk about all of this and more in this incredible interview, including conversations about the educational system and outside schooling, his own podcast and how that came to be, and how we take the 'personal' out of spiritual beings, and beings in general. Enjoy!
John Lee Dumas is the founder & host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast with over 2000 episodes recorded! Here he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who can help all of you succeed on your entrepreneurial journey! He started his entrepreneurial career in 2012 and until 2019 has generated over $16 Million in revenue through his podcasts, while becoming widely regarded as one of the best viral entrepreneur podcasters in the United States. In this quick, rapid-fire interview we talk about his beginnings, discuss the entrepreneurial world today, and answer all of those questions that lead every future entrepreneur into doubt. Enjoy!
Marcus Whitney is the CEO and founder of Health: Further, a strategic advisory firm working with leading healthcare organizations, as well as the founding partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, the most active venture capital firm in America focused on innovative healthcare companies. In his entrepreneurial career, he has founded two innovative companies in the healthcare space, exited a tech marketing company, and co-owns Nashville’s new Major League Soccer team. In his new the book "Create and Orchestrate: The Path to Claiming Your Creative Power from an Unlikely Entrepreneur", he demystifies much of what keeps people from pursuing entrepreneurship and explains why it’s the only vocation that allows you to control your time by using your creativity. Enjoy!
KWC #069 Sol Brah

KWC #069 Sol Brah

2020-06-2201:13:38

Sol Brah is physical spiritualist, nature enthusiast and aesthetic curator. I have to say that I first noticed Sol Brah by following his very interesting Twitter account, and discovering many cool stories and posts about physical health, wellness and mental health. We do talk about the overpowering influence of Social Media, Internet and spending too much time using phones in this Episode, but nevertheless this is still the easiest way of connecting with each other. Connect with us by listening to this Episode, and learning many new things as I did. Enjoy!
Joshua Lisec is the founder of The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC, Ohio’s first Certified Professional Ghostwriter, a multiple time #1 International Bestselling Ghostwriter, a Forbes Contributor ghostwriter, a TEDx speaker, a leading authority on author voice authenticity, and a two-time published novelist. Since 2011, he has ghostwritten forty books. In this episode we talk about ghostwriting in general, how Joshua successfully runs his company using software, data based models, numeric analysis, great marketing and most importantly his incredible writing talents to make his dream come true. Enjoy!
KWC #067 Ben Wolff

KWC #067 Ben Wolff

2020-05-2550:30

Ben Wolff is the Chairman and CEO of the leading global robotics company, Sarcos Robotics. Wolff previously served on the board of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA), and is currently a member of the Board of Visitors of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Sarcos Robotics is revolutionizing the future of work across the private and public sectors through its advanced line of robotic products that augment, rather than replace, humans. By combining the intelligence, instinct, and judgment of humans with the strength, endurance, and precision of machines, the result is a workforce that is not only safer but significantly more productive. We talk about their technology, it's practical application in our everyday lives, as well as in the military and other industries, and what it could bring for us in the near- and distant future. Enjoy!
KWC #066 Jack Murphy

KWC #066 Jack Murphy

2020-05-0556:30

Jack Murphy is an author, Podcast host, a Twitter professional as well as the founder of the "Liminal Order", an exclusive men’s organization whose mission is to change our culture by changing ourselves. We talk about this organisation, how it came to be and how it grew over the past couple of years. We also elaborate on some interesting terms, like: healthy information, information militia, continuous media division, and more. While speaking about self-improvement and charity goals that Jack has in plan in the future, we wrap up this short, but very interesting episode of our "weekly open and relaxed conversation". Be sure to follow him on Twitter, and check out his personal website to find out more about everything mentioned in this Episode. Enjoy!
KWC #065 Patrick Moore

KWC #065 Patrick Moore

2020-04-2701:21:24

Dr. Patrick Moore is the founding member and former President and Director of Greenpeace International. He is an environmental and climate expert, focusing on rational environmentalism. Dr. Moore is also an author, as his book "Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout" is another one we highly recommend reading. We talk about climate change, plastic pollution, nuclear energy and more, as Dr. Moore debunks the theories of what exactly and in what manner pollutes our seas and oceans, and what radical changes to the industry will (not) bring to the environment. Of course, the impact of the coronavirus on the environment is another subject of this conversation. It's been an honor, and a privilege to do our "weekly open and relaxed conversation" with Mr. Moore, as I'm sure you will enjoy this one very much. Stay safe. Enjoy!
John McAfee comes back to our Podcast, this time joined by his wonderful wife Janice, as they help us make our first ever two-guest Episode. You have already met John and been fascinated by his open mindedness, illustrative, colorful and extremely precise expressions and stories. This is why today, we catch up on what happened in the World since our last conversation, and there is so much to mention. We talk about politics, the 2020 elections and how the health crisis will affect them, the coronavirus pandemic and how it has- and will influence everything around us for years to come as Janice and John, a 74 year old, give us their opinion on how countries around the World have (miss)behaved on this matter. A big thank you to the McAfee's for this incredibly interview, and we wish you all to stay safe. Enjoy!
KWC #063 Zoltan Istvan

KWC #063 Zoltan Istvan

2020-04-1336:40

Zoltan Istvan is an American transhumanist, journalist, entrepreneur and futurist. He is running as a Libertarian to become the next Vice President of the United States of America. Zoltan is a tech-guru, best-selling author and a popular media figure discussing science and technology in general, everywhere he appears. Today, we discuss the current situation regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the crisis that has been going on for weeks. We also talk about the influence that better decision making, better tech solutions, and better investing would have made, about UBI and much more. This is our second interview with Zoltan, so feel free to check out the first one and definitely support his campaign, on his website and everywhere else. Enjoy!
KWC #062 Pete Dominick

KWC #062 Pete Dominick

2020-04-0601:06:07

Peter J. Dominick is an American stand-up comedian, public speaker, news commentator and podcast host. He appeared on "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central, as the warm-up act for "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, CNBC's "Mad Money" and the opening act for comedian Artie Lange. Pete was the host of a daily 3-hour live radio show on SiriusXM, called "Stand Up with Pete Dominick" for almost 12 years. The show welcomed 3-4 expert guests on a broad range of issues and ideas, and cultivated a following of similarly curious and passionate people who wanted to learn, laugh and grow together, talking about parenting, politics, health care, sustainable living, etc. Nowadays, look for his podcast called "StandUP! with Pete Dominick" available on Apple Podcasts, we absolutely love it. Enjoy!
KWC #061 John McAfee

KWC #061 John McAfee

2020-02-2430:52

John McAfee is a legendary computer programmer and businessman, one of the biggest cyber security experts of our time. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987, which created "McAfee", the first commercial antivirus software. The business now produces a range of enterprise security software, and has become world-famous. John has a big following on Social Media, as he is a political activist, running for president in the 2020 elections with his own campaign, promoting blockchain and cryptocurrencies. We talk about this in particular, and more, in this short but very colorful and valuable, unique interview, full of wise words and advice for the young entrepreneurs out there. Enjoy!
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