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AdventureFit Radio

AdventureFit Radio

Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.

 

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#175 - Javier Markham On Male Strippers, Modern Civilization & Genuine People

Javier Markham is an online fitness coach and a male stripper. He believes that giving back is what matters and seeks to do that through his online coaching programs.

Javier starts by giving us his background, then Doc comes in with a story about going on a date with a stripper. Javier goes on to talk about the industry. Later on the conversation shifts towards looking at modern day society, skill building, and what it means to find and build connections with genuine people.

A mixture of a shoot the shit episode with having a regular guest, Javier was a joy to have on the show. Enjoy the episode, guys!


True is an Australian-based company that specializes in protein powder and sports nutrition supplements. They use only the best quality ingredients available from all corners of the world to deliver a premium product. When it comes to sports supplements that are all natural and, most importantly, are effective in giving you the competitive edge, go with TrueProtein. As a special offer from ADVF and TrueProtein, head on over to www.trueprotein.com.au and use the code ‘ADVF’ to get 10% off on any of their products.

This podcast is proudly supported by AdventureFit Travel. AdventureFit Travel is an adventure travel company for the fitness community. Head over to www.adventurefittravel.com to check out all our trips, all our blogs from our blogging team, special offers and more.


Reference:

Website | http://javiermarkham.com/

Instagram | Javiermarkham

Facebook | Javier Markham

YouTube | Javier Markham


Show Notes:

  • Javier on his background. [8:16]
  • Doc goes on a date with a stripper. [11:35]
  • The male stripper industry. [16:33]
  • Javier's life before becoming a male stripper. [22:09]
  • Stories of drag queens, ladyboys & kink discoveries. [23:07]
  • The ins and outs of Javier's work life. [31:23]
  • Money & happiness. [40:30]
  • An analogy for where modern civilization is at present. [56:38]
  • Colonizing Mars & fixing the Earth. [1:00:06]
  • Zac the prepper. [1:06:50]
  • The boys on learning skills. [1:09:06]
  • Finding a balance in life. [1:25:31]
  • Selling hope vs. just selling. [1:27:23]
  • People being genuine. [1:33:06]
  • Doc's story about getting a death threat. [1:40:00]
  • Finishing up with funny conversations. [1:43:26]
  • 6 From 6. [1:49:43]
  • What is Javier's favorite travel destination? [1:50:14]
  • What is Javier's dream travel destination? [1:50:50]
  • What books does Javier recommend? [1:51:16]
  • Who does Javier look up to? [1:51:44]
  • If Javier could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be? [1:52:23]
  • If Javier could bring 3 things to a deserted island, what would they be? [1:53:37]

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#174 - Claire Ashman On Life In A Cult, Facing Reality & Breaking Through

Claire Ashman is a 4-time TEDx speaker. She spent the first 36 years of her life in two different strict religious movements. After challenging the leaders’ authority through a series of letters, Claire and her family were evicted from the latter group. Hers is a story of strength, resilience and courage.

Claire gives us her background and talks about the start of when she got involved in the cult. She goes on to talk about why people join these things, and tells us about day-to-day living in it. Finally, she talks about seeing the reality of her situation and her process of breaking free from it all.

Claire was an amazing guest with an equally amazing story to tell. Tune in hear about all that we covered in the episode. Enjoy the show!


True is an Australian-based company that specializes in protein powder and sports nutrition supplements. They use only the best quality ingredients available from all corners of the world to deliver a premium product. When it comes to sports supplements that are all natural and, most importantly, are effective in giving you the competitive edge, go with TrueProtein. As a special offer from ADVF and TrueProtein, head on over to www.trueprotein.com.au and use the code ‘ADVF’ to get 10% off on any of their products.

This podcast is proudly supported by AdventureFit Travel. AdventureFit Travel is an adventure travel company for the fitness community. Head over to www.adventurefittravel.com to check out all our trips, all our blogs from our blogging team, special offers and more.


Reference:

Website | http://www.claireashman.com/

Instagram | claireashmanspeaker

Facebook | Claire Ashman


Show Notes:

  • Claire on her background. [4:24]
  • Making the decision to change herself. [5:08]
  • The start of cult involvement. [9:42]
  • Reasons that people join cults. [15:57]
  • The importance of people connecting. [21:54]
  • Day-to-day life in a cult compound. [28:57]
  • Believing a cult's ridiculous teachings. [35:26]
  • Cult life vs. real world life. [43:39]
  • Seeing the reality & getting out. [50:58]
  • Claire's current thoughts on religion. [1:00:45]
  • Rekindling that childlike fascination. [1:07:42]
  • Wrap up Q&A. [1:12:55]
  • What is Claire's dream travel destination? [1:13:18]
  • What are some books that Claire recommends? [1:14:27]
  • If Claire could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be? [1:15:34]

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#173 - Doc On Disconnections, Universal Basic Income & The 3rd Place

Doc updates us on the latest happenings in his life, then moves on to talk about former ADVF Radio guest Johann Hari’s book, Lost Connections. He also talks about finding your 3rd place, and how it sucks that we don’t have people to rely on in this day and age.

Doc talks more material from Lost Connections, dating apps, the great disconnect with people today, and later on about the concept Universal Basic Income.

Doc was flying solo on this one, but it was a very insightful episode nonetheless. Enjoy the show, guys!


True is an Australian-based company that specializes in protein powder and sports nutrition supplements. They use only the best quality ingredients available from all corners of the world to deliver a premium product. When it comes to sports supplements that are all natural and, most importantly, are effective in giving you the competitive edge, go with TrueProtein. As a special offer from ADVF and TrueProtein, head on over to www.trueprotein.com.au and use the code ‘ADVF’ to get 10% off on any of their products.

This podcast is proudly supported by AdventureFit Travel. AdventureFit Travel is an adventure travel company for the fitness community. Head over to www.adventurefittravel.com to check out all our trips, all our blogs from our blogging team, special offers and more.


Show Notes:

  • Doc updates us on the latest happenings. [6:01]
  • Doc on Johann Hari's book, Lost Connections. [13:36]
  • The 3rd place. [16:28]
  • Not having people to rely on. [19:00]
  • The 7 lost connections in life according to Johann Hari. [23:20]
  • Dating apps & how they affect us. [26:10]
  • The great disconnect with people today. [30:21]
  • 7 causes of disconnection. [38:48]
  • The concept of Universal Basic Income. [55:53]

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#172 - Gordon Young On Applied Ethics, The Automation Crisis & Us vs. Rising Tech

Gordon Young is the principal of Ethilogical Consulting. He offers extensive understanding of decision-making methodologies, value articulation, challenge management and strategic planning necessary for success in today’s hyper-connected world.

A little bit about Gordon’s background to start and then into applying ethics to business, and in the field of A.I. Next we tackle the automation crisis, UBI (universal basic income), and do a deep dive into possible utopian and dystopian futures. Much later we talk about why we need ethics, and have an in-depth talk about the current internet giants, new tech and how they all affects us.

Gordon was a very interesting guest to have on the show, and he certainly sheds some light on some key points that matter greatly in today’s world as we know it. Tune in to get into all that we covered. Enjoy!



True is an Australian-based company that specializes in protein powder and sports nutrition supplements. They use only the best quality ingredients available from all corners of the world to deliver a premium product. When it comes to sports supplements that are all natural and, most importantly, are effective in giving you the competitive edge, go with TrueProtein. As a special offer from ADVF and TrueProtein, head on over to www.trueprotein.com.au and use the code ‘ADVF’ to get 10% off on any of their products.

This podcast is proudly supported by AdventureFit Travel. AdventureFit Travel is an adventure travel company for the fitness community. Head over to www.adventurefittravel.com to check out all our trips, all our blogs from our blogging team, special offers and more.


References:


Show Notes:

  • Gordon on his background. [3:33]
  • What made Gordon want to study & pursue ethics? [5:14]
  • Applying ethics to a business. [6:43]
  • A bit on the ethics of A.I. [10:59]
  • Gordon on the automation crisis. [0:12:58]
  • Doc's take on UBI (universal basic income) & the amount of hours we spend working. [17:03]
  • Gordon's take on UBI & work hours. [18:48]
  • Possible utopian & dystopian futures. [24:58]
  • The reason we have ethics and why we need to study it. [38:00]
  • The ethics of a collective/augmented human intelligence. [42:34]
  • Internet giants, new tech & us. [46:28]
  • Does Gordon think his industry will grow? [1:07:25]
  • 6 From 6. [1:08:43]
  • What is Gordon's favorite travel destination? [1:09:06]
  • If Gordon were on a deserted island, what 3 things would he bring? [1:09:27]
  • What is Gordon's dream travel destination? [1:10:08]
  • What books does Gordon recommend? [1:10:36]

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