Tony Angus Chat Time is a podcast for the listener who is curious about life. In each episode I'll be chatting with a guest about the way we live and what really matters to us. From education to health, politics to martial arts, climate science to psychology, Chat Time is an easy listening experience and an enjoyable way to learn.
Benny "The Jet" Uquidez
Benny "The Jet" is one of the best known fighters of all time. Growing up in a fighting family, Benny had his first fight at 5 years of age and won his first title at 14. He would go on to represent the US as a member of Elvis Presley's international fight team, pioneer the sport of kickboxing and win six world titles in 5 weight divisions, fighting allcomers.
To this day Benny teaches Ukidokan from his world famous Jet Centre, which is about to open a brand new facility in Woodland Hills, California. He is still fighting fit and enjoying life.
I think you'll enjoy the way Benny thinks and some of the amazing stories of his time with Ed Parker, Elvis, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Richard Norton and Jeff Speakman.
And keep an eye out for his new branded sports gear, "Jet Power Equipment".
Mick Pope - Intro to Climate Change
Mick Pope is a fascinating blend of academia (he has a PhD in Meteorology), religion (he is a devout Anglican and hosts a podcast, entitled "The Natural Philosopher) and martial arts (Mick is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu). Mick researches and teaches climate-related matters and, in this episode we discuss the central issues around human-induced climate change.
If you don't believe that humans have any responsibility in creating changes to our climate, then THIS IS the episode for you!!
At the conclusion, Mick encourages everyone to visit The Climate Council for easy-to-understand information to help broaden your knowledge on this vital topic.
I hope you enjoy this chat (and forgive my occasional rants!!)
Growing up in New Jersey in the early 1980's, Clarence Harvin was a tiny guy, but he wanted to join the army. So, to put on some size he joined a gym and, as luck would have it, he would find himself at Dynamic Fitness, a true bodybuilder gym where some of his contemporaries would go on to great bodybuilding heights. Clarence would become to go-to guy for problem solving with a lot of people turning to him to help them break through the plateaus they felt they had reached.
Clarence has some great advice for those in health and fitness and I think you'll enjoy this chat!!
NOTE: Clarence is moving to Australia to be with his Aussie fiance, so you'll be able to contact him to for your own help as of next year.
Tom Potter - Entrepreneur
Following a baker’s apprenticeship, Tom went to work for a bloke trying to make his way in the pastry business world. Learning from this guy's failures and successes, Tom, at the tender age of just 23, decided to launch his own business. On the way he created a multi-national, multi-million dollar empire. That business ... Eagle Boys Pizza.
Watching Eagle Boys peak, Tom turned his attention to the bakery business and created "Crusty Devils Bakeries", which also became hugely successful. He has turned his attention back to the pizza market, though, so watch this space for a new competitor!!
Tom shares much of knowledge (in his own pull-no-punches manner) in this interview and on the speaking circuit. He can be contacted via his website, www.tompotterspeaker.com.au
NOTE: there is a bit of profanity in this podcast, for those out there with delicate ears!!
Please enjoy :)
Eshan Sachin Arya - South East Asian Economics
Eshan Sachin Arya has been a busy young man.
Only 35-years old, Eshan holds a bachelor's in Physics and Economics, a master's degree with honours in International Relations and is close to completing a PhD in Social Sciences. He is an expert in South Asian politics and economics, which is of interest to Australia, given the political and economic ties we have with India. Eshan currently works as a sessional lecturer at LaTrobe University.
Eshan also has a long history with the martial arts, starting when he was just 5. He has been awarded the official rank of 6th Dan Black Belt and the official title of 'Shihan' in Goju Ryu and holds 3rd Dan Black belt ranks in Kobudo and Shinbukan Jujitsu. He is the General Secretary for the World Peace Karate Foundation and a member of the Olympic Committee of Asia for Martial Arts.
You will notice some troubled sound recording at times and you will notice I blame the NBN for that!! My apologies! Please enjoy this rather fast-paced chat with Eshan!!
Sean O'Gorman - The Road to PTSD Recovery
Today Sean O'Gorman is a high performance and mindset coach with a no-b******t approach. But once upon a time, not so long ago, he was deciding how to end it all, such was the profound nature of his PTSD.
A former Queensland (Australia) cop, in the K9 Unit, Sean has seen much conflict and violence. This contributed to his debilitating disorder. His battled let him to an extremely low point, which he openly discusses with anyone who asks. From there he worked and studied and attended training programs and retreats. The fact that he says he no longer has PTSD might indicate that he has hit upon something that is worth listening to. He has certainly helped thousands of people from all walks of life, through his coaching, group training and his enormously popular podcast, The Strong Life Project.
NOTE: Be advised that this episode contains obscene language.
WARNING: Also be advised that this episode mentions suicide ideation. If this is likely to cause you distress, please do not listen. If you, or anyone you know, are struggling please call Lifeline on 131114.
Please enjoy the podcast :)