I'm Danica Patrick and I'm Pretty Intense!
I believe that each and every one of us has the power within ourselves to create the life that we really want. And I want to inspire you to go conquer your dreams, both professionally and personally.
That's why I created this podcast.
We can learn together with intense discussions with my guests about life, inspiring ideas and ultimately realize our true best self.
Our guests will be from all aspects of life: They're going to be family, friends, celebrities, musicians, artists, experts and entrepreneurs.
Sometimes people haven't necessarily been asked a certain question or maybe someone hasn't thought a certain way or even challenge themselves. And I feel like for me: I got that therapy through interviews. So. this podcast is going to be intense therapy!
We're gonna go as deep as we can possibly go with people and learn what learn how they what they did, and how you can to.
Join me for this deep dive...my only warning is, it could get Pretty Intense!
Welcome to the Pretty Intense podcast today. On the show is Annalynne McCord. I have been a fan of Annalynne's since she was in the movie "Fired Up". I mean I love that movie. You may have also seen her in 90210, while she’s currently in a show called Power Book 3 Raising Cane, and she also has a new podcast called Unzipped. I mean I really connected with her on the healing and spiritual side of things. She’s been on a real journey for quite a while. We talk a lot about what that process has been like for her. AnnaLynne explains how her dissociative personality disorder, is really a matter of splitting or fractioning off parts of her personality to cope with traumas. We talk about her experiences of sexual trauma. I just honor people that have the strength, courage, confidence and love in their heart to want to share those parts of themselves to help other people. We just really connected and we’re totally going to be BFFs, because of this hippie journey we are both on. This was a very honest and vulnerable conversation about her relationship with herself and the trauma and the light that comes when you start to look at that. Make sure to look for AnnaLynne’s podcast: UnZipped, and AnnaLynne’s amazing efforts to end slavery and human trafficking at thelovestorm.com. We hope you enjoy this episode.
Welcome to the Pretty Intense Podcast. Today on the show, very timely, we have Meb Keflezighi. As I prepare to run the Boston Marathon, I was very excited to have the honor of talking to Meb. If you are a runner, you probably know who Meb is. Meb Keflezighi is an insanely accomplished runner. He won the Boston Marathon in 2014. He won the New York City Marathon in 2009. He has a silver medal in the Olympics in 2004. He studied at UCLA. He has 4 NCAA championships, 22 National Championships, nominated for 4 Olympic teams and he’s written 2 books. He comes from a country called Eritrea. I mean it’s just a story of attrition. What better parallel could you make, other than that story of attrition, and the fact that you have to have so much attrition to run 26.2 miles for a marathon. Meb is just a really good human, and has some really lovely stories, and great perspectives on life itself. And of course, some really good tips on running. So I hope you enjoy the show today. I hope you pick something up either inspiration or perhaps some more running tips for your next marathon.
Welcome to the Pretty Intense podcast, today we have Alessia Cara. Alessia is Canadian. Bet you didn’t know that. Alessia was 2018 Grammy winner for "best new artist." She has her third album coming out, called "In The Meantime." Two songs on the album are rooted in duality. A topic we love. These two songs are Sweet Dream and Shapeshifter, which you should check out her great videos for these songs on YouTube. Alessia is a really insightful, deep, thoughtful young woman. She’s in her mid-20s talking about some hugely mature concepts. We are talking about the inspiration behind this album, and the things that she went through last year that led her to where she is today. Alessia's vulnerability is really endearing and I think that’s why her music resonates with so many people. This album is full of big songs that came from some of her sleepless nights, and some of the discomfort she had. Insomnia, anxiety, which so many of us have gone through in the last year. She turned that discomfort into art. Alessia is a really beautiful soul - brave, vulnerable, very honest and a damn good singer so enjoy the interview.
We are happy to welcome Paul Rabil, a professional lacrosse player and co/founder of PLL - Premier Lacrosse League. He is an entrepreneur and a two-time world lacrosse champion. Paul is a fascinating character. He’s a go-getter, he’s intelligent, he’s ambitious and and hugely resourceful. We had a great conversation that took a lot of turns. I didn’t expect we'd be talking about Buddhism with Paul today, but we even went there. Paul was willing to share his perspectives and share what helps him feel his best, what gives him clarity, which is just so helpful. Paul launched the Premier Lacrosse League in 2019 with Covid hitting in 2020, this was a pretty big problem to manage. Make sure to catch the Premier Lacrosse League on NBC Sports. And check out Paul's great YouTube channel, and Podcast "Suiting Up". Enjoy the episode.
I am so happy to have Alfonso Ribeiro on the Pretty Intense podcast today. I’ve known Alfonso for a really long time. We met about a 25 years ago at a Go-Kart track. And when I met him, he was just finishing up a little show called Fresh Prince of Bel Air where he played Carlton Banks, and trust me, he still does the dance till this day. I’ve seen him do it many times. It was great to have the time to really go into these experiences, and memories of racing Go-Karts. He really has some great perspectives on life, and he is a really happy positive guy. I have no doubt that as you listen to this podcast you will be smiling too. And if this podcast doesn’t get you to smile, I know that watching “America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition,” coming out in October Nat Geo, will get you to smile. Enjoy today’s episode.
On the Pretty Intense podcast today is Sadhguru who is a pretty intensely spiritual man. Sadhguru is a renowned speaker, a best-selling author, and founder of the Isha Foundation, whose mission is to raise human consciousness through individual transformation, focusing on human empowerment and social revitalization. For any of you out there doing some spiritual diving, you no doubt have come across Sadhguru. This was a true honor to speak to him. His wisdom is wide and deep, and he’s also very playful and fun. He has a real true understanding of the human experience, and how to essentially escape karma. This is what we talked about most. How memory affects us, and ways to make peace with it. Leaving that bag of Karma behind, to allow ourselves a more joyful life. Make sure to grab his new book " Karma - A Yogi's guide to crafting your destiny.”
Great insight on this 2-part interview. Would be nice if there wasn’t the whole “that’s what she said” inserts every so often, kinda muddies the whole interview, disingenuous and Danica allowing it.
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& pulled out.
I do believe that it was called Zade jeans?…
Do you remember her?
I can’t stop listening.
I recently found this podcast and I can’t stop listening! I am bouncing around and loving every. single. episode!! Very insightful.