Serial entrepreneur and inventor exploring the human experience of people who create through a gorilla-style video podcast in the wild. Conversations are with those who have taken risks and pursued something they are driven to explore. These conversations cover the nature of creating & building, going after a big dream, passion, love, drive, challenge, the struggles, the fun, the meaning, the evolution of self, and the psychosocial forces that influence us along the way.
GORILLACAST PODCAST INFO:
FULL VIDEO EPISODES playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaz5puyDSJaz6-O1LPZjljRNgc4gJN_DW
Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSQo9371KcxsE0APWAQxwK9CuFKdx_JQx
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3qAV4HS
Guardians in the Wilderness: Joey & Shannon Hodgson's Journey as Remote Forest Fire Tower Lookouts
“You learn to live with less and in a way it’s almost like taking heavy stuff out of your backpack. You end up happier without all of those things.”
“If your backpack is too heavy, you can’t get where you want to go.”
Going on 27 seasons this year, Joey and Shannon Hodgson are married soulmates that live and work as forest fire lookouts in both remote fire watch towers and urban fire watch towers alike. Following a near death experience in the infamous winter blizzard of 1996, which involved digging a snow cave to ride out the fierce storm while nearly succumbing to hypothermia, they managed to escape with only frostbite and decided to change their lives forever to pursue a life living off-grid in a tiny home office that sits on a peak at 5,900 feet in elevation…secluded in a thick blanket of timber and wildlife. Like many creatives, they are both artists and musicians (in fact, they created the soundtrack to this very video) who continue to explore life as an exciting adventure where they write their own story.
In this episode, Joey and Shannon discuss everything from climate change to vulnerable personal reflections of intentionally pursuing an interesting and meaningful life in the wilderness instead of a path that convention had originally laid out for them.
Unconscious Communication: Unleashing the Creative Mind Using Evocative Communication w/ Dr. Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D., a renowned figure around the world in clinical hypnosis and experiential psychotherapy, takes center stage in this stimulating interview on the psychology of creating impact through your work.
Discover the brainchild behind the prestigious conference series, "The Evolution of Psychotherapy," which has attracted legendary figures such as Viktor Frankl, Philip Zimbardo, Aaron Beck, Carl Rogers, Esther Perel, and John Gottman. Dr. Zeig's leadership and expertise have brought together prominent academics, teachers, and pioneers in psychology and psychotherapy for decades, shaping the landscape of modern psychotherapy.
As founder of The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Dr. Zeig has created a global network of over 140 institutes, providing cutting-edge continuing education in psychotherapy. He is also the founder of Zeig, Tucker and Theisen, Publishers, a major publishing company specializing in psychotherapy literature. Dr. Zeig has co-edited and authored over 35 books, self-authoring 10.
The Adventure-filled Life of The Amazing Bubble Man [2/3], Louis Pearl
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/ia_ee9wFFAM
“Having fun leads to learning and knowledge and success.”
- Louis Pearl
Discover how the social phenomenon of gays in San Francisco led to a culture of openness and tolerance, the transformative power of experiential learning, and the art of using comedy to connect with audiences.
In Part 2 of this three part interview, we delve into the inspiring chapters that unravel the intersections of artistry, startup entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of a more fulfilling life. Experience a discourse on an ancestral spirituality (paganism) reveals truths about humans' innate desire for fun , the life-changing impact of performing in front of others, and the dual life of a successful artist and entrepreneur. Discover the secrets behind the Bubble Man's cool inventions, being introduced to offshore manufacturing connections from a bong entrepreneur, and a televised mishap that led him to a more meaningful existence. Witness the magic of what live performances can teach us about reframing reality to embrace the joy of being alive.
The Adventure-filled Life of The Amazing Bubble Man [1/3], Louis Pearl
FULL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/NFn33rn5Mls
Step into the captivating world of Louis Pearl, a renowned bubble artist and former Bay Area toy entrepreneur, as he takes us on a journey through his extraordinary life. In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Louis shares his fascinating insights and experiences, from growing up in San Francisco during the counter-culture era to embarking on daring adventures sailing the high seas alongside charismatic fugitives.
Prepare to be inspired as Louis reveals how he discovered his true passion for bubbles, ultimately building a global bubble empire using nothing more than dish soap and his boundless creativity. Along the way, he dives into the depths of his personal growth and evolution of self, finding his most authentic self through the transformative world of performing art.
Join us for an unconventional and intimate conversation, as Louis fearlessly embraces our guerilla-style podcast format at an abandoned naval base just across the waters from San Francisco where he grew up. Together, we delve into the untold stories and hidden treasures of his unusual life, providing a glimpse into the captivating and at times surreal realm of the Amazing Bubble Man.
Really interesting guests. They are all very different but live really unusual lives.