Burn the Ships is a podcast for dreamers who want to live more courageously and have more fun doing it. I'm interviewing the most hilarious, courageous, and inspiring people I can find to start conversations that help us all move down the road.
In 711AD, Tariq ibn Ziyad led 7,000 soldiers across the water from Northern Africa to attack the Visigoths in modern-day Spain. 100,000 enemy soliders waited for their arrival, ready to destroy them. Tariq's men began to retreat when their general gave one of the greatest commands of all time.
"Burn the ships."
Their only escape route engulfed in flames, the men turned towards their enemy and, against all odds, slaughtered the opposition and established a new kingdom that would last for the next 800 years.
In a world where most of us won't lead naval brigades to conquer other nations, what does it mean to be courageous? How do we make the most of this one life we each get to live?
Mary-Michael Brenner | Just Hold On
I sat down with Mary-Michael (and her two cats) recently to talk about her new album, how to courageously create things in public without being afraid of people's opinions, and why cats may be better than dogs. (You heard me right.) Her first single, "Come Too Far", is out NOW on Spotify, and the full album, "Just Hold On", drops later in November. Don't miss it!
Ike Ubasineke | Grow or Die
Ike Ubasineke is the Mr. Myagi of Leadership—and got some GOLD to drop on this one. Seriously, this one is maybe our most practical and actionable podcast yet. Ike gives a ton of useful tips and stories about leading courageously, straight from somebody who is practicing it every day. Listen close, grasshopper.
Roxy Moure attended 27 Paramore concerts before she was given permission to be an official photographer for a show, and I can't figure out if that's creepy or just some Grade-A dedication to her passions. For the purposes of this podcast, we'll go with the second. As a creative and (stupidly talented) photographer in Atlanta, Roxy has worked her way into some incredible spaces by focusing on adding value to other people's lives instead of always pushing her own agenda. It's the kind of thing I think Jesus would do if he were around today. Don't miss today's episode where we talk everything from our thoughts on the new Taylor Swift album to what to do when you fail at your dreams. Don't miss this one.
Eryn Eddy | So Worth Loving
Eryn Eddy basically invented the word pivot. Years ago, she was working in a non-profit and decided to pursue music by night. Music turned into painting a few t-shirts for her friends. And painting a few t-shirts turned into founding the multinational lifestyle brand, So Worth Loving. In this episode we laugh our way through a deep conversation on worth, entrepreneurship, writing, and how to be courageous with your story. Try to keep up.
Lane and Christian Pittman
Lane and Christian Pittman are the kind of guys you have to meet to believe. A few years ago, Lane walked out into the middle of a hurricane with an American flag and whipped his flowing red hair around in the storm for snapchat story. 30+ million views later—he's turned that moment of fame into a bunch of incredible opportunities. Christian decided against some more traditional career paths to pursue the dream of becoming a professional musician. We randomly met while they were in Atlanta recording with their metal band, KSICK, and I knew we needed to get them on here. Brace yourself.
While the rest of us skipped college classes to sleep in a few more hours, Hope Lavine skipped classes to build a new business in another state. That's just how she rolls. In this conversation, Hope tells the incredible stories of moving to Atlanta, working on Say Yes to the Dress, losing her job via a Zoom call, and now building an entirely new bridal brand that is TAKING OFF. This was a good one.
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Jordan is the real deal.
I’ve known Jordan for almost ten years and he has always been super fun and inspirational. I just listened to episode one of Burn the Ships and am left feeling more inspired to follow my dreams than I have in a long time. Definitely give this podcast a listen if you want to be encouraged and challenged to be more courageous in your everyday life.
Worth the listen!
Just finished the episode with Danielle Coke and absolutely loved it!! Each episode gets better and better!
Really enjoyed the discussion and mentality of the podcast. About chasing what you desire! Loved the open dialogue and authentic of the host and guests! Can’t wait to keep listening!