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Welcome to More In Common with Rodney Campbell and Keith Richardson. If you like great stories, tough topics, and amazing people this podcast is for you. We are all about talking to people and getting to know who they are and what’s gotten them to the where they are now. The good, the bad, the ugly ALL of it.

Learn more on our website: www.moreincommonpod.com

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

Welcome to More In Common with Rodney Campbell and Keith Richardson. If you like great stories, tough topics, and amazing people this podcast is for you. We are all about talking to people and getting to know who they are and what’s gotten them to the where they are now. The good, the bad, the ugly ALL of it.

Learn more on our website: www.moreincommonpod.com

    Jason Ferrari /// Drop the Act, Let's Struggle Together /// Season5:E110

    Jason Ferrari /// Drop the Act, Let's Struggle Together /// Season5:E110

     On occasions, the discussion of mental health arises. This conversation is especially pertinent during a world-wide global pandemic.  
    Our long term friend Jason Ferrari and a fellow podcaster of "The Not Your Parents' Basement Podcast,"  joined us for an in-depth discussion about struggles managing his mental health. Between finding the right therapist and faking normality, at times, life can be exhausting.  The idea that no one quite understands because you can't even understand yourself is a universal feeling. Breaking the stigma regarding mental health and making the new normal, "it's okay not to be okay," will help the world heal together. In times like these, we have to check up on everyone, even those who appear fine.  
    "But seriously, how are you getting through your day?" -  Jason Ferrari 
    Jason Ferrari has a combined 25 years of Sales and Marketing experience and currently works as a Social Media Strategist for significant technology and electronics brands.  He comes from a radio background, with a majority of his experience in the Chicago market.  
    He first embraced online radio in 2010, where he co-hosted the 'First and Long with Brendan McCaffrey and Jason Ferrari' morning show.  Since then, he has been the co-host of two very successful podcasts, the 'Abbatacola & Ferrari Discuss Everything Show' and the 'Sports Is Life Pod with Matt Abbatacola & Jason Ferrari.'   
    He recently launched his first solo podcast, the 'Not Your Parents' Basement Show with Jason Ferrari,' where he has a different guest each episode. They discuss the living, loving, laughing, and learning to promote more vibrant mental health.  
    Topics we discuss: 
    His podcast, "It's Not Your Parents Basement Podcast." 
    His focus on mental health 

    Having a support structure 
    The importance of therapy
    `Selecting a therapist 

    Going through a divorce
    Impact on mental health 

    His experience with mental health growing up
    How he looks at trauma
     

    References: 
    psychologist / therapist / psychiatrist: 
    A therapist and psychologist may differ in the degrees they received in college. A therapist can be a psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor, but a psychologist is an exclusive psychologist but can also counsel and do other responsibilities. A therapist who is a psychiatrist can administer medications, but a psychologist cannot. 
    Psychology today 
    5 Incredible Ways Repressed Memories Can Affect Your Life - Learning Mind (learning-mind.com)
    Credits: 
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes 
    Music: 
    Central Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive. 
    Guest theme:  "Cup Holders" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Adrian L. Miller /// The Writing is In Front of You /// Season5:E109

    Adrian L. Miller /// The Writing is In Front of You /// Season5:E109

    We all too often think of growing old as a bad thing. Perhaps we confuse diminished abilities with diminished value. Our life is too often considered as being “over” when we get old. 
     
    Music executive Adrian Miller, challenges this perception stating that “we calibrate over as gray and old.” His image of the passage of time is much different. He directs us to craft a perception of life that honors and supports growing old at every stage of one's life. He notes that without elders' wisdom present in his early life, his success would not be what it is today. Miller’s drive to honor the lives of the elderly, offers us an opportunity to rethink and recognize those who impacted our lives in so many ways. He offers that we can and should give back, whether it's financial support or simply our time. Showing how much you care and value our aged mentors is one of life’s greatest treasures. 
     
    "The writing is in front of you and on the wall.  Whether or not you look at it or evaluate the value of that is on you as an individual." -  Adrian L. Miller  
    Adrian L. Miller is an American music entertainment executive, manager, and executive producer, a notable manager of both Oscar and Grammy award nominated and winning artist Anderson Paak, Mereba and NxWorries. Miller has diversified his portfolio as a label owner, publisher, songwriter, A&R/talent scout, executive producer, and artist manager. Recently he has teamed up with Michael Ross (co-founder of the label Delicious Vinyl), together with Leslie Cooney, they started the label reboot now called Delicious Vinyl Island. 
     
    Currently, his work is in music supervision/music consulting for film and television projects include RZA's, Cut Throat City (Patriot Pictures) and the series Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu) and F. Gary Gray's Men in Black: International (Sony). He has received the Cannes Lion Award for his work on the 2018 Apple Music Home Pod commercial with Spike Jones. 
     
    Adrian created the marketing research company, Xyion, that can trend forecast change in our marketplace.  Through previous relationships and having run several indie start-ups, Xyion provides top tier placement for the clients, offering over two decades of experience and endless creative opportunities.  
     
    Miller has received several RIAA certifications for gold and platinum sales success in music, and in 2019 the Grammy Award for best rap performance, "Bubblin" by Anderson .Paak.[1][2][3] 
     
    Topics we discuss: 
    Deep conversation on how we treat our elders 
    Ideas to show respect 
    Current cultural climate on elders 

    Treating others with dignity 
    How to assess wisdom 
    How to assess the value of self and others 

    Childhood in Leimert Park 
    The Museum of Black and it's influence  

    Meeting your heroes 
    His story about Anita Baker 

    Knowing we all won't be here forever 
    celebrating life 
    References: 
    Xyion  
    RIAA Certifications 
    Wu Tang American Saga 
    Steve Rifkind 
    Anita Baker 
    'The Bowl' in LA 
    Malcolm Casselle 
     
    Credits: 
     
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes 
     
    Music: 
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive. 
    Guest theme:  "Soul Push" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Josh Adam /// Shorten the distance between us /// Season5:E0108

    Josh Adam /// Shorten the distance between us /// Season5:E0108

    Josh Adam offers a coaching/personal perspective behind his successes using the power of self-reflection, to answer the question; What does it mean to be human? ⁠ 
    Leading a team is not an easy task, every coach has unique tactics and coaching techniques to maximize their teams successes. Josh Adam uses the power of self-reflection for his team's success stating that “success is a byproduct of us working on the best version of ourselves”. ⁠ 
    Individual self-reflection transferred into a team setting creates individuals who are tied together by one goal and one sense of spirit, to be the best version of themselves as a whole. Which ultimately embodies what it means to be authentically human.⁠ 
     
    " Faith is a hope in evidence of things that are unseen" -  Josh Adam  
    Josh is a Navy veteran, married with 4 children, including twins.  He Graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and  Christian education from Seattle Pacific in 2000, did his post-bachelor's research at Katholieke Universiteit-Leuven in Belgium and then received his master's in sports and exercise science from Minnesota.  
    He rowed for 4 years at Seattle Pacific and started coaching rowing in 2001.  That lead to a career in coaching.  He has coached at Seattle-Pacific, Indiana, Washington State, the US National Team and now at USC as the head coach. 
     
    " Faith is a hope in evidence of things that are unseen" -  Josh Adam  
    Topics we discuss: 
    Studying History of the Iberian Peninsula  
    Learning how to listen verses speaking 
    The essence of competition  
    The true definition of love 
    Sitting with a life coach to discuss it  

    Learning how to balance EGO among family, work and life  
    How to become authentically Human and  
    figuring out your purpose  

    Learning about leadership as a young coach to now divulging into potential recruits  
    The definition of success 
    how its perceived 

    How to coach  
    What does it mean to make it  
    Perfect flow state, and how it doesn’t have to equal success  
     
    References: 
    Martin Buber "I and Thou" 
    Aristotle De Anima / On The Soul 
    Self talk 
    Radiohead "Where I End and You begin" 
    Flow state  
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 
     
    Credits: 
     
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes 
     
    Music: 
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive. 
    Guest theme:  "Keel" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Wendy Kim /// Split Similarities /// Season4:E0107

    Wendy Kim /// Split Similarities /// Season4:E0107

    Wendy Kim is a #1 International Best-Selling Author of the book, Beyond Blending In: An Immigrant Daughter's Guide to Overcoming Cultural Bonds For A Life of Authenticity and Abundance.
     
    Wendy loves to read and is the mother of 2 amazing kids who she loves to surf with!
     
    She is also a Professional Public Speaker and Empowerment Coach. Wendy is committed to empowering women of color to find their voice, stand up and step out to make a difference in the world. Wendy is also committed to diversity & inclusion in the workplace and in leadership.
     
    What if you weren't meant to blend in? Wendy spent her whole life trying to blend in. Being bi-racial and living in a predominantly white community, she tried hard to be "white" and to blend in even though that wasn't possible. Later on, she moved to a primarily "Asian" community and didn't  fit in there either. This pattern continued into college and the corporate world until she finally broke through to live her best life. It is Wendy's deepest desire that you will find the inspiration and tools to go beyond and live the most authentic and abundant version of yourself.
     
    "You don't have to try and be more Asian, or try and be more White, or try and be more Black. You are who you are and you're really blessed you can have the best of both worlds." - Wendy Kim 
    Topics we discuss:
    What it meant to her to be "White"Mixed Race as Korean and German
    Rejecting Korean Heritage
    Origin of "Whiteness"
    Her Reckoning with her identity through her coaching
    The guilt and shame of this journey

    The behavioral expectations of women of colorWhat the behavior looks like
    The psychological burden
    Privilege

    Coming to accept and embrace her Korean cultureUsing food to connect

    Cultural racism within racial groupsMinority privilege

    Growing up in PittsburghRaised by Single Dad until 11
    Dad was German side of heritage
    Her parent's split and choosing how to raise her

    Where she is today on her identityBeing a bridge
    Teaching her kids

    Consulting women of color to get pursue what they wantAsking for a promotion

    References:
    Wendy's Book - Beyond Blending In
    Recipe for Kimchi
    Mandu (Korean Dumplings)
    Author Min Jin Lee - Pachinko
    Nav the Poet - More In Common Episode
    Alhambra in Spain
    AKA
    Beyond Blending In - The Podcast
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "Iberian Shuffle" by Megan Nadin

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Julian Lewis /// Ledgeless /// Season4:E0106

    Julian Lewis /// Ledgeless /// Season4:E0106

    Julian A Lewis II is a Marketing Practitioner, rocking a Salesperson’s Fedora. In constant pursuit of his Ikigai, a Japanese term meaning purpose, he maximizes his time seeking ways he can make an impact beyond himself. Currently retired from corporate, he’s focused on empowering others through audio as the CoFounder of StudioPod, a podcasting production and media company. Oh, and he’s an Adjunct Professor, elevating the next generation as he rises.
     
    "I can say that I'm self-driven but I'm self-driven by the fact that I have a support system that is going to allow for me to do me…" - Julian Lewis 
    Topics we discuss:
     Leaving stability to pursue his passionMaking the decision
    Building the financial muscle to make it happen
    Getting involved with Studio Pod

    Economic PrivilegeGetting help from others
    Relationship with MoneyHow his parents modeled the relationship

    Generational influence

    The impact of not Drinking
    Family dynamic growing upRelationship with Sister
    Support and belief from his parents
    Dad's influence

    Cultural dynamics with Diverse representationHis experience at Pinterest and what he brings

    Managing Mental Health
    Gift Pod
     
    References:
    Ikigai
    Studio Pod
    Gift Pod
    Dave Ramsey - Total Money Makeover
    Podcast - Lessons from a Quitter
    Pinterest
    (Drink) Mezcal Negroni
    'The Playbook'
    Masters of Scale Podcast
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "Step on Chest" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Patrick DeNicola /// Zen to the Trees /// Season4:E0105

    Patrick DeNicola /// Zen to the Trees /// Season4:E0105

    Patrick is on a mission to inspire others to challenge the old models of life, igniting our free thought, creativity, knowledge, and inner truth through the practice of holistic conscious living.
    His journey to holistic wellness living started under the guidance of my father who through practices of nutrition, meditation, karate, tai chi and knowledge of ancient history and philosophy helped me lay a foundation of self-realization. Though hidden underneath, this foundation grounded me once revealed and pushed me towards transformation.
    He has built a method to help others find their true selves and purpose in their lives and we are thrilled to have him with us today. 
     
    "Sleep, to me, is at the forefront of every issue.  It's at the forefront of every illness." - Pat DeNicola 
    Topics we discuss:
    The Old models of lifeHow he defines them and how he looks at them.
    How they box us in.
    The Rat Race of Life

    Eastern vs. western philosophies
    His Growing up with native American philosophiesInfluence of his dad
    Rebelling against the lifestyle of his childhood
    Almost getting arrested

    Hitting Rock Bottom
    Emotional IntelligenceHow we learn it or don’t learn it
    Impact of knowing and not knowing

    Social Constructs and their impact
    Legality vs. Morality
    SLEEP and the importance of itThe difficulty for many in getting sleep
    How he got into it

     
    References:
    Patrick's Website
    Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
    Quantum Entanglement
    1918 Flu Pandemic
    Epstein Bar Virus
     
    Credits:
    Lead editor + Producer: Ruf Holmes
     
    Music:
    Main Theme: "Eaze Does It" by Shye Eaze and DJ Rufbeats, a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.
    Guest theme:  "Car Chase" by DJ Rufbeats created as a More In Common Podcast Exclusive.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

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36 Ratings

36 Ratings

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Great start to my day

I’ve been starting my day with the More in Common podcast and am so glad I’ve been doing so. The diverse perspectives shared by the hosts and guests, all anchored around compassionate conversation, is a great way to ground my thoughts before carpet diem-ing. I appreciate how personable the hosts are as well. Thanks for the great podcast, Rodney and Keith!

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Rodney and Keith exemplify what’s good in the world

The conversations these two have with people from all walks of life is truly inspiring and a beacon of light in the world, we were honored to be guests on their show and we absolutely loved the conversations we were able to have and the ideas we could share. Keep up the incredible work you two.

dmygan83 ,

Thank you

Keith has been a friend for many years, it's amazing to see what sort of man he has become and the company (Rodney) he keeps. Rodney hits with such great questions really gets you thinking and keep this going! We need these conversations!

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