Month: May 2018

Episode 5: John Joseph Gardner Sr.

On this special Memorial Day episode, David discusses service and the person he thinks about most on this holiday: his late grandfather, John Joseph Gardner Sr., a World War II Veteran.  David honors his grandfather with a reflection of the man along with his life and service to his country.

Episode 4: Mike Roberts

David talks with ANCIENT EI8HT Managing Partner, Mike Roberts about his early days of growing up around Detroit basketball royalty, how his Ivy League basketball career at Cornell University opened a door into the sports industry, and why an entrepreneur’s curiosity can provide significant value to large organizations like the NFL and the NBA.


Buckminster Fuller:


Cornell University:




Premier League:

Baloncesto Superior Nacional Puerto Rico:


Episode 3: Bernadett Vajda

David talks to New York City based model, image, and stylist consultant Bernadett Vajda. They discuss how a Facebook post about mindset and achieving goals reconnected them, the personal tragedies they both had to overcome, starting a business during the financial crisis, and how helping others is the key to becoming our best selves. David even asks Bernadett for fashion advice.


Naropa University:

Allen Ginsberg:

A Supermarket in California:

Kaddish (For Naomi Ginsberg):

Bernadett Vajda:

John Travolta

Five Men Who Broke My Heart by Susan Shapiro:

Tony Robbins


Bottomless Closet:





Episode 2: Pirooz Kalayeh

In this episode, David talks to filmmaker, artist, and author Pirooz Kalayeh about his latest release, Ctr Alt Del, his hyper reality  film making process, embracing the mistakes, and how a traumatic incident in a barbershop as a young child lead him to explore his past in his current film project, Sometimes I Dream in Farsi.   Plus, David takes a moment to celebrate the life of the late writer, artist, and performer Bobbie Louise Hawkins.


Nick Cave:

Naropa University:

Ctl Alt Del:

Zombie Bounty Hunter

Brunch On The Fourth of July:

Joe Swamberg

Brad Warner

Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen:

Tao Lin

Shoplifting from American Apparel:

Sufi Poetry

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Le Mystere Picasso:

Sam Shepard’s Buried Child

The Human War:

Sometimes I Dream in Farsi:


Bo Lozoff’s Deep & Simple: A Spiritual Path for Modern Times

The Whopper Strategies

Jackson Pollock on mistakes

Bruce Springsteen

Male Aggression vs Dealing with Emotions

Conversations with Nick Cave & Amanda Palmer

Bobbie Louise Hawkins: