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30 Mar

E9: Should NCAA Athletes Be Paid?

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college athletes, should they get paid

Inspired by the NCAA basketball tournament, Gary and I decided to drop a show on the subject. One of the more controversial topics today is, should athletes be paid? The SEC has the Cost of Attendance (COA) stipend for each of the 14 SEC schools. However, that number is based on the amount or difference between what it actually costs to attend a school and the scholarship amount awarded, which is lower. Therefore, different schools have different amounts they pay the students.

This is the beginning of universities and colleges paying their athletes and we both agree this is a slippery slope that could lead to, not only an imbalanced pay system benefiting the Big 5 conferences, but hurt other sports at those institutions because they will be forced to pay even the most secondary sports. This could cause the schools to drop programs to club levels where they would not have to pay athletes.

We also get into the lack of education the athletes receive, and how the education fails elite players. Also, we discuss how the NCAA doles out punishment, is based on the ability of the school to bring in money. Smaller schools get the bulk of the punishment, while the University of North Carolina, and the University of Louisville, get off light, even though they have major scandals they are dealing with.

Neither of us have answers to this question and agree a solution is almost impossible. We think there are things that could be done to help the athletes in the grinder they find themselves in, without necessarily making it a job. Who makes those decisions will certainly benefit on the back end.

Topics:

NCAA Basketball

NCAA

Athletes Getting Paid

Education System

East Coast, West Coast bias

University of North Carolina Academic Scandal

University of Louisville Prostitute in the Dorms Scandal

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27 Mar

E8: 5 Qualities of an Entrepreneur with Aaron Frankel

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Aaron Frankel’s podcast is In the Rabbit Hole.

This week on Old Dudes New Tricks we talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur with Aaron Frankel from Intherabbithole.com. In the Rabbit Hole is a podcast that addresses the concerns of Urban survivalists. Gary has been a frequent guest on the show and believes it is one of the better podcasts out there.

Aaron is also the co-founder of launchapod.com. Launchapod.com is a resource for those that are wanting to start a podcast but have no idea how. They offer online training and podcast consulting. Aaron helped us get ours off the ground the right way, so we didn’t have to flounder for the first couple of months just trying to get it online.

One of the things we want to do for our listeners is inspire them to chase after their dreams. In order to do that you need to learn a little about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Aaron worked in his family’s business for a decade and decided he needed to go out on his own and create his own brand. Through that experience, Aaron came up with his 5 qualities of an entrepreneur and shared it with us.

Through this episode, you will have a better knowledge of what it takes to start your own business. Aaron, Gary and I have all owned our own businesses and share our ups and downs and give insight on how our experiences fit in with the 5 qualities. Each of has gained a wealth of knowledge by being independent. You see what Aaron has done above. I have worked as an independent sales person, dealing with businesses on a personal level. Gary has owned his own business for 7 years and shares his ups and downs as he learned to navigate his industry.

Again, thanks for listening!

Topics:

Entrepreneurship

Resilience

Purpose

Sense of Urgency

Patience

Focus

For more info:

Intherabbithole.com

Launchapod.com

Primalpowermethod.com

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20 Mar

E7: Navy SEAL, Darrin Isham

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Phoenix Patriot Band

This week’s guest on Old Dudes New Tricks is retired Navy SEAL Darrin Isham. Darrin is a 25-year combat Veteran who spent 5 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today he is a Board Member of the Phoenix Patriot Foundation (PPF).

Growing up in San Diego, California, Darrin grew up in a household with an ever-present influence of music. Both his parents were accomplished musicians. Using his musical background, he founded the Phoenix Patriot Band as a vehicle to help facilitate the music program for the PPF, and serve as a marketing platform for the foundation. The band is headquartered in Temecula, California. Phoenix Patriot Band delivers a patriotic veteran themed show aimed at supporting Veteran’s needs.

As for the PPF, the mission is to provide direct support to injured and combat wounded veterans who served post 9-11, enabling them to fully recover, reintegrate, and remain engaged in serving America. They aid each Patriot by developing and implementing an individually-tailored program to ensure independence and lifelong sustainability. This, in turn, enables our heroes to return to service within their communities and nation.

In this episode, we talk about how Darrin became involved in the foundation and how his band has helped Veterans throughout the U.S. We also talk about what it takes to be a Navy SEAL, from how to train and properly build yourself mentally to handle the challenge of BUD/S and beyond. Finally, we discuss leadership. Anyone who has spent 25 years in special forces knows, not only how to complete complex tasks, but lead others in intense situations.

It was an honor speaking with Darrin and I hope you enjoy this episode.

Topics:

U.S. Navy SEALs

Phoenix Patriot Foundation

Phoenix Patriot Band

Training to become a SEAL

Leadership lessons of a Navy SEAL

 

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https://phoenixpatriotband.com/

http://phoenixpatriotfoundation.org/

 

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13 Mar

E6: Josh Hendrix Talks Kentucky Hemp And CBD Oil

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After we talked last week about chronic pain and CBD hemp oil as something that could be a benefit to someone suffering, I thought we needed to follow-up on that topic. After asking some experts in the field here in Kentucky, they pointed me to Josh Hendrix. Josh is the President of Hendrix Hemp, a licensed hemp producer that manages the cultivation of hemp on his family’s farm in Mount Sterling, KY. He also founded the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and still serves on the Board of Directors. On top of all that, he is the Director of Business Development-Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc. Josh is a leader here in Kentucky in the industry and is helping my state lead the country in hemp production.

Josh Hendrix hemp and CBD Oil
Josh Hendrix Standing On His Hemp Farm

In this episode, we begin talking about the history of hemp in the United States. Hemp was a leading crop in the country until the 1930’s when two forces made it disappear, one political and one economical. After a brief comeback in World War II, the production was halted again. In the last few years, however, hemp is showing itself to be a viable crop once again.

Kentucky is taking the lead in bringing back industrial hemp. Before the government destroyed the crops after WWII, Kentucky was the leading producer in the United States. Since the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the state has slowly began rebuilding an infrastructure to product hemp in mass. I personally thought Kentucky was going too slow in bringing forward hemp, but Josh explains why growing quality hemp wasn’t as easy as just planting seeds and letting it grow. It’s going to take some time, but if the crops are allowed to continue to grow, each year more and more hemp will be produced and the future looks bright.

 

Topics:

Hemp

CBD

Hemp History

Kentucky Hemp Industries Association

CV Sciences, Inc.

Hendrix Hemp

 

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http://cvsciences.com/

https://twitter.com/HendrixHemp

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8 Mar

E5: Dealing With Chronic Pain Naturally

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No guest this time. Just Gary and I talking chronic pain and how to deal with it naturally. Gary and I both have had bouts with chronic pain in our life, both stemming in our lower back. Gary has had a far harder time, having surgery on his lower back to fuse his disk. I on the other hand have dealt with herniation issues and pulled muscles. Mine flares up when I don’t expect it, Gary deals with it more on a daily basis. Both issues limit our daily lives.

We talk about several natural anti-inflammation supplements you can take to ease soreness. Things such as turmeric, fish oil and CBD oil. Gary even goes into his use of low THC cannabis that was actually recommended to him by his VA doctors. Living in Washington makes it easy for him to get his medicine, unfortunately most do not have that freedom.

We talk extensively about how big pharma is the reason Americans are hooked on heroin. How they drugged up people with pain issues, with highly addictive opiates and then when that same government cracked down on those drugs, cheap heroin filled the void. Gary talks about his experience as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and FDA dealing with doctors that would write prescriptions without hesitation and I talk about my experiences in Eastern Kentucky with pain clinics.

I think this was an overall educational and entertaining podcast. I hope you enjoy it as well.

Please visit our site at olddudesnewtricks.com and leave us a comment and let us know what you think about our podcast. We are working hard to bring you the best content we can find, that is diverse enough to keep you interested.

Topics:

Chronic Pain

Turmeric

Fish Oil

CBD oil

Hemp

Oxycodone

Hydrocodone

Lortab

Heroin Epidemic

Pain Clinics

Natural Healing

Sturgill Simpson

Olddudesnewtricks.com

Primalpowermethod.com

6 Mar

E4: James of Survival Punk Talks Tiny Home

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Have you ever just walked around your house and looked at all your stuff and wonder how all this got here? A tiny home could be your answer to overconsumption. Today on the podcast we talk to James from Survival Punk and discuss how he looked at his stuff and decided he wanted to simplify his life. James went from living a normal working life, living in an apartment and decided to get rid of it all, be debt free and simplify life, all from a tiny home that is only 200 square feet. He now is much happier and stable.

There are several shows on Discover, Nat Geo and stations on TV, dedicated to people like James. To be honest this was a whole new world for me. I didn’t know what to expect, but the topic was very interesting. Fortunately, Gary, through his journey of building his off the grid home, has relied on people like James to help him. Although Gary and James have different goals and vastly different house styles and layout, they both believe in a much simpler life and are driven to take the stress away of having over consumed, hectic lifestyles. We dive into those differences and how each way has its desired purpose.

The definition of a tiny home is subjective, but per definition, it’s a tiny home of 400 square feet or less, either on wheels or a foundation. It is considered a home of between 400 and 1000 square feet to be small. Due to size specifications for rooms, clearances and distances between fixtures, building codes are a little more difficult for a tiny home to meet. A tiny home can easily meet building codes. Zoning is a challenge for both a tiny home and small homes, as many communities require houses to be 1,000 square feet or more.

 

Topics:

Getting privacy with kids in the house

Tiny Home

Survival

Natural Disasters

Simple living

Prepping

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www.survivalpunk.com

www.primalpowermethod.com

27 Feb

E3: Testosterone, An Interview With Bill Cortright

Bill Cortright

I was really excited to talk to this week’s guest and talk about boosting testosterone. I have recently decided that I need to take a serious look at my wellness. I’m not unhealthy, but there is always room for improvement. As I’ve gotten older, I have found that I am not as sharp as I used to be. I workout regularly and eat  well but I still don’t have the energy I once had. After talking this over with Gary, he asked his friend, Bill Cortright, to come and chat with us. Bill is a world of information and a great conversation. I let Gary take the reins and just listened to the two of them talk shop, all the time taking notes.

Bill Cortright is a medical professional, keynote speaker and a best-selling author. His book “The Stress Response Diet and Lifestyle Program” sold more than 160,000 copies. After launching The Stress Response Diet book in 2009 he teamed with author and prominent Cardiologist Dr. Steven Schnur and Dr. Perry Krichmar. Together they created EliteFitForever and Functional Medicine approach within the Miami, Florida based medical clinics, EliteHealth.

In this episode, we talk about how to maximize your wellness using diet, hormone treatment and exercise and how they all three need to be geared to the individual person to get the best results. We dove into how to boost your testosterone naturally and what is the difference in bioidentical hormone therapy and conventional replacement therapy. From there we talked about the shady business of anti-aging clinics. Gary, a former special agent for the FDA, has a history with those types of clinics and he talks about how you may be getting duped and don’t even know it.

Topics in this episode:

Bill Cortright’s history in medicine

What your testosterone levels should look like

Testosterone therapy

Anti-aging clinics

Bioidentical hormone therapy

Dr. Oz scam

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http://www.beachbodycoach.com/
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20 Feb

E2: Going off the Grid: Gary’s New Book

Cover of Gary’s book, Going off the Grid

This week on Old Dudes, New Tricks, we discuss Gary’s book, Going Off the Grid: The How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness. A book about Gary’s experience building an off the grid home in Washington state. From a long time dream, to reality, Gary has worked for years building his dream home. However, it didn’t take long for him to realize, it was a much bigger task than he originally expected. From finding a location, to hiring contractors that claimed they knew what they were doing, when in reality they had no idea. The project was a learning experience that encouraged him to write a book about his project to help those that seek to simplify their lives and go off the grid. His advice comes from first-hand experience. When building any home, things are not as easy as they appear on those DYI television shows. But with a little knowledge about how this process works in the real world, Gary believes anyone can achieve their dream of living a more quiet and peaceful life. The hardest part is taking the first step, and this book is the right place to start for any person interested in an off-the-grid adventure.

We hope you find our lives interesting enough to stick through this early stage of our podcast as we are feeling our way out. We hope, in the future to provide guests that will help us and you have a better understanding of how to make our lives more manageable and create more time for our families and ourselves. And we hope to do so in a ridiculous manner that is honest and open about our lives.

Other topics in this episode:

The Lexington Dinner Club

The Walking Dead

Prostate issues

Gary gets a visit from a Sheriff…Live on the air

 

https://www.primalpowermethod.com

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/dwaynchambers

18 Feb

E1: The Podcast Introduction: Boot Camp

ODNT
Old Dudes New Tricks, Manly Podcasts for a Brave New World

Welcome to Old Dudes, New Tricks. A page dedicated to those out there still looking for a little bit more out of life and may or may not be stuck in a rut. We are two guys, mid-forties that met in boot camp and now live distinctly different lifestyles, but both looking to keep our lives interesting and active.

Most of us are stuck in brain sucking jobs and are looking for a way out, or simply looking for an escape at the end of the day. We hope to create a podcast that opens up the mind and introduces people that can help us all get out from under a boss and out of the daily grind.

Our goal is to, first be entertaining, but second, interview people who have found the way out of the 9-5 and hopefully will inspire us, and you the listener, to get back on the path of finding your own way. Along the way we will throw in our views on every subject imaginable.

Our first episode is an introduction to us, Gary Collins and Dwayn Chambers. From distinctly different sides of the country, we came together in Orlando, Fl., at Navy boot camp. Stuck in limbo for weeks, we formed a friendship that has endured 20 plus years. Gary has a background in health and fitness and has his own business, The Primal Power Method. Dwayn works his night in a factory as a team leader, but dreams of the day he can shed those shackles and move on as an independent business man.

In this episode, we relive those first few months and lay the groundwork for shows in the future.

Take a listen and let us know what you think!

www.primalpowermethod.com

www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/dwaynchambers

 

18 Feb

E1: The Podcast Introduction: Boot Camp

ODNT
Old Dudes New Tricks, Manly Podcasts for a Brave New World

Welcome to Old Dudes, New Tricks. A page dedicated to those out there still looking for a little bit more out of life and may or may not be stuck in a rut. We are two guys, mid-forties that met in boot camp and now live distinctly different lifestyles, but both looking to keep our lives interesting and active.

Most of us are stuck in brain sucking jobs and are looking for a way out, or simply looking for an escape at the end of the day. We hope to create a podcast that opens up the mind and introduces people that can help us all get out from under a boss and out of the daily grind.

Our goal is to, first be entertaining, but second, interview people who have found the way out of the 9-5 and hopefully will inspire us, and you the listener, to get back on the path of finding your own way. Along the way we will throw in our views on every subject imaginable.

Our first episode is an introduction to us, Gary Collins and Dwayn Chambers. From distinctly different sides of the country, we came together in Orlando, Fl., at Navy boot camp. Stuck in limbo for weeks, we formed a friendship that has endured 20 plus years. Gary has a background in health and fitness and has his own business, The Primal Power Method. Dwayn works his night in a factory as a team leader, but dreams of the day he can shed those shackles and move on as an independent business man.

In this episode, we relive those first few months and lay the groundwork for shows in the future.

Take a listen and let us know what you think!

www.primalpowermethod.com

www.beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/dwaynchambers