Jon and Pete talk with artists, authors, musicians, filmmakers, athletes and creators about their processes, challenges, origins, relationships that influenced their work, and what brings them to the place where they perform at their peak.
Wilfred Reilly - Is Race a Problem in the US?
Wil returns to hang with Pete A Turner. Wil's star continues to rise. Reilly has been on Fox and Friends, Tucker Carlson and again on BIDS. What sets Wil apart from others in his field, is the use of empirical data allowing for better illustration of problems. Wil's book Hate Crime Hoax continues to be relevant, even peaking in the top 100 on Amazon despite the book being several years old. The fellas discuss, race, academia and measuring groups on skin tone rather than a host of other factors.
Serge the Creator - Content Creator
Serge the Creator has figured out how to make a LOT of money on blogging, podcasting and YouTubing. His agency services creators looking to break out themselves. His strategies and guidance are industry standard.
Serge's story is one of hard work, a few breaks and a willingness to reinvent himself. The result is a successful, insightful dude who we simply, can't get enough of. BTW, Serge is also a successful immigrant story. Born in Ukraine, Serge has made it a LONG way to high rise living in DTLA.
Lisa Jackson - Culture Pros, How Do Values Show UP
Pete A Turner LOVES talking about culture with folks who know. Lisa Jackson knows what she's doing. She's the co-founder of Corporate Culture Pros. It's remarkable to note that many corporate mergers fail...and much of that failure is attributed to incongruence in culture.
Corp culture is a challenge for any organization...it's folks like Lisa that sort it out for them. Hang on, this one starts out fast and moves like lightning.
Jason Mendelsohn – Superman HPV
Jason Mendelsohn is an HPV Oropharyngeal (Tonsil) Cancer Survivor, married, business owner & member of Executive Board for Head & Neck Cancer Alliance.
Jason's story began back in April 2014, when he felt a bump on his neck. Three days later, he was ultimately diagnosed with stage 4 HPV related tonsil cancer.
Pete A Turner gets into Jason's incredible journey on the Break It Down Show. As it turns out, he and actor Michael Douglas have more in common than the love for Catherine Zeta Jones.
Jason Piccolo - US Border Crisis, Nobody Has the Answer
Jason Piccolo has been a border agent on the ground, he's been a whistleblower when the Obama administration failed to protect immigrant children...and he's been a warrior against human trafficking for years. Jason and Pete A Turner get into the crisis...and Jason notes that it never ceases. He asserts that because the US is an ideal as well as a destination, an entire economy is created to get people to and across the border. This isn't a political problem...it's a human one.
DJ Severe - LA Dodgers DJ, World Champion
We met DJ Severe a few years ago. The Dodgers have always been a favorite team for Pete...but then it got better. The Dodgers invited Jon, Pete and BRENNA! to Dodger Stadium to record a show. Since then we've hosted conversations with Joe Davis, Todd Leitz and DJ Severe all from the Dodger family.
Now that the Dodgers won the World Series, Imagine as a kid, you're a Dodger fan...you go to Jackie Robinson HS, You get to meet Rachel Robinson...this is a dream life.
Amazing work by Pete and Scott. I learn something every time
Fair and informative every single time.
Super amazing podcast with the best host!! Highly recommended!