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Choose the Hard Way

Andrew Vontz

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Choose the Hard Way

Choose the Hard Way

Andrew Vontz

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Peak performance, lessons learned at the limits of human experience and the obstacles people overcome to do great things explored with guests from sports, politics, business, tech, the military and more.

Latest Episodes

David Brinton - Olympian, World Champion, Hollywood stuntman, black belt, former pro cyclist, cycling coach and expert witness

EOn gut instincts, coming up from nothing and the power of why not. The bicycle has taken David to some amazing and unlikely places as a human and professional. He has stunt doubled Mario Lopez, won national and world championships as a masters cyclist and could probably break an oak tree in half with a roundhouse kick. We talk about gut instincts, coming up from nothing and the power of why not. You are what you overcome. Choose the hard way.

71 MINMAY 14
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David Brinton - Olympian, World Champion, Hollywood stuntman, black belt, former pro cyclist, cycling coach and expert witness

Randy Hetrick - TRX Founder/CEO, ex-Navy SEAL Special Missions Unit Squadron Commander

EYou may have caught Randy on How I Built This with Guy Raz. In this interview, we take a different direction and dig into the early experiences that laid the foundation for Randy’s future success. Randy is the founder and CEO of TRX, the human performance and training company. After rowing at USC where he studied history and martial arts, he had a 14-year career in the Navy as an officer, SEAL Operator and Squadron Commander of the SEALs Special Missions Unit.

80 MINFEB 18
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Randy Hetrick - TRX Founder/CEO, ex-Navy SEAL Special Missions Unit Squadron Commander

Dean Kuipers - Journalist & Author - Iggy Pop, Family & Eco Radicalism

EDean built a career writing about eco radicals & profiling artists like David Bowie, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, Cypress Hill, the Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson and many others. In his memoir, Deer Camp, he tells the story of how constructing a deer camp and cultivating the land around it in rural Michigan helped him to truly know his estranged father.

68 MINFEB 4
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Dean Kuipers - Journalist & Author - Iggy Pop, Family & Eco Radicalism

Tony Blauer - On being your own bodyguard, mastering fear, understanding violence and developing situational awareness in business and life.

EWidely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on real-world violence, Tony Blauer has spent 40 years perfecting his personal defense readiness system and building businesses around the technologies he has perfected. His system is rooted in evolutionary biology, neuroscience and the way our bodies and brains instinctively react to fear with a startle-flinch response.

94 MIN2019 NOV 12
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Tony Blauer - On being your own bodyguard, mastering fear, understanding violence and developing situational awareness in business and life.

Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly - entrepreneur & talent amplifier on identifying and championing innovators

EZ launched and curated the first-ever TEDx event and founded innovation centers at MIT and USC launching 39 venture-backed startups from university research. She was the entrepreneur in residence for the city of Los Angeles under Mayor Garcetti and she’s been an advisor to the World Economic Forum and the Obama administration. She has started and sold companies and even worked on the Space Shuttle engine.

55 MIN2019 OCT 9
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Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly - entrepreneur & talent amplifier on identifying and championing innovators

Regan Long - Local Brewing Co. Co-founder, CEO & Brewmaster

EProgress is not a linear path, but everything you learn along the way comes into play when you’re bringing your dreams to life. That’s what Regan Long has discovered on her journey from passionate homebrewer and oceanographer to becoming an entrepreneur and award-winning brewmaster.

85 MIN2019 SEP 19
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Regan Long - Local Brewing Co. Co-founder, CEO & Brewmaster

Ethan Gold - Songwriter, Producer, Composer - Making Sensitivity Cool Again

EHits, head injuries, the summer of love hangover, life after the toxic apartment and learning to say no thanks to the wrong opportunities.

80 MIN2019 AUG 28
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Ethan Gold - Songwriter, Producer, Composer - Making Sensitivity Cool Again

Rebecca Rusch - The Endurance Sports Legend on Transformation & Vulnerability

EThe documentary Blood Road tells the story of Rebecca Rusch’s journey to ride the entire length of the Ho Chi Minh trail to reach the crash site where her father was shot down and killed during the Vietnam war while serving as an Air Force fighter pilot 40 years earlier. Through that process, she accessed a new dimension of life and the human experience that changed everything.

64 MIN2019 AUG 14
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Rebecca Rusch - The Endurance Sports Legend on Transformation & Vulnerability

Dan Doty - Evryman Co-Founder

EWhat happens when guys get more connected to their feelings and start sharing them? And why did Dan Doty leave behind a successful career as a producer and director to sacrifice everything and start a men’s movement?

88 MIN2019 AUG 7
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Dan Doty - Evryman Co-Founder

Jeff Provenzano - Red Bull Air Force Member, 20k Skydives, Human Flight Innovator

EThe path from art school, skateboarding, golf caddying & living in a tent with nothing to his name to becoming a renowned human flyer. “Instead of waiting for the genie to pop out and turn your lazy ass into a successful whatever it is you dream of becoming, try clearly defining your goals, create a realistic plan on how to get there and start grinding, today. There is no other way. Life is what you make of it. It’s not an Uber. There are no shortcuts. Determination will get you there.“ - @jeffproven

84 MIN2019 JUL 30
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Jeff Provenzano - Red Bull Air Force Member, 20k Skydives, Human Flight Innovator

Latest Episodes

David Brinton - Olympian, World Champion, Hollywood stuntman, black belt, former pro cyclist, cycling coach and expert witness

EOn gut instincts, coming up from nothing and the power of why not. The bicycle has taken David to some amazing and unlikely places as a human and professional. He has stunt doubled Mario Lopez, won national and world championships as a masters cyclist and could probably break an oak tree in half with a roundhouse kick. We talk about gut instincts, coming up from nothing and the power of why not. You are what you overcome. Choose the hard way.

71 MINMAY 14
Comments
David Brinton - Olympian, World Champion, Hollywood stuntman, black belt, former pro cyclist, cycling coach and expert witness

Randy Hetrick - TRX Founder/CEO, ex-Navy SEAL Special Missions Unit Squadron Commander

EYou may have caught Randy on How I Built This with Guy Raz. In this interview, we take a different direction and dig into the early experiences that laid the foundation for Randy’s future success. Randy is the founder and CEO of TRX, the human performance and training company. After rowing at USC where he studied history and martial arts, he had a 14-year career in the Navy as an officer, SEAL Operator and Squadron Commander of the SEALs Special Missions Unit.

80 MINFEB 18
Comments
Randy Hetrick - TRX Founder/CEO, ex-Navy SEAL Special Missions Unit Squadron Commander

Dean Kuipers - Journalist & Author - Iggy Pop, Family & Eco Radicalism

EDean built a career writing about eco radicals & profiling artists like David Bowie, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Smashing Pumpkins, Cypress Hill, the Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson and many others. In his memoir, Deer Camp, he tells the story of how constructing a deer camp and cultivating the land around it in rural Michigan helped him to truly know his estranged father.

68 MINFEB 4
Comments
Dean Kuipers - Journalist & Author - Iggy Pop, Family & Eco Radicalism

Tony Blauer - On being your own bodyguard, mastering fear, understanding violence and developing situational awareness in business and life.

EWidely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on real-world violence, Tony Blauer has spent 40 years perfecting his personal defense readiness system and building businesses around the technologies he has perfected. His system is rooted in evolutionary biology, neuroscience and the way our bodies and brains instinctively react to fear with a startle-flinch response.

94 MIN2019 NOV 12
Comments
Tony Blauer - On being your own bodyguard, mastering fear, understanding violence and developing situational awareness in business and life.

Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly - entrepreneur & talent amplifier on identifying and championing innovators

EZ launched and curated the first-ever TEDx event and founded innovation centers at MIT and USC launching 39 venture-backed startups from university research. She was the entrepreneur in residence for the city of Los Angeles under Mayor Garcetti and she’s been an advisor to the World Economic Forum and the Obama administration. She has started and sold companies and even worked on the Space Shuttle engine.

55 MIN2019 OCT 9
Comments
Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly - entrepreneur & talent amplifier on identifying and championing innovators

Regan Long - Local Brewing Co. Co-founder, CEO & Brewmaster

EProgress is not a linear path, but everything you learn along the way comes into play when you’re bringing your dreams to life. That’s what Regan Long has discovered on her journey from passionate homebrewer and oceanographer to becoming an entrepreneur and award-winning brewmaster.

85 MIN2019 SEP 19
Comments
Regan Long - Local Brewing Co. Co-founder, CEO & Brewmaster

Ethan Gold - Songwriter, Producer, Composer - Making Sensitivity Cool Again

EHits, head injuries, the summer of love hangover, life after the toxic apartment and learning to say no thanks to the wrong opportunities.

80 MIN2019 AUG 28
Comments
Ethan Gold - Songwriter, Producer, Composer - Making Sensitivity Cool Again

Rebecca Rusch - The Endurance Sports Legend on Transformation & Vulnerability

EThe documentary Blood Road tells the story of Rebecca Rusch’s journey to ride the entire length of the Ho Chi Minh trail to reach the crash site where her father was shot down and killed during the Vietnam war while serving as an Air Force fighter pilot 40 years earlier. Through that process, she accessed a new dimension of life and the human experience that changed everything.

64 MIN2019 AUG 14
Comments
Rebecca Rusch - The Endurance Sports Legend on Transformation & Vulnerability

Dan Doty - Evryman Co-Founder

EWhat happens when guys get more connected to their feelings and start sharing them? And why did Dan Doty leave behind a successful career as a producer and director to sacrifice everything and start a men’s movement?

88 MIN2019 AUG 7
Comments
Dan Doty - Evryman Co-Founder

Jeff Provenzano - Red Bull Air Force Member, 20k Skydives, Human Flight Innovator

EThe path from art school, skateboarding, golf caddying & living in a tent with nothing to his name to becoming a renowned human flyer. “Instead of waiting for the genie to pop out and turn your lazy ass into a successful whatever it is you dream of becoming, try clearly defining your goals, create a realistic plan on how to get there and start grinding, today. There is no other way. Life is what you make of it. It’s not an Uber. There are no shortcuts. Determination will get you there.“ - @jeffproven

84 MIN2019 JUL 30
Comments
Jeff Provenzano - Red Bull Air Force Member, 20k Skydives, Human Flight Innovator
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