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Rebellious. Audacious. Obsessed. Hot-Blooded. Weird. Hypnotic. Emotional. These are not vices—they are 7 virtues that can lead to standout success when used wisely.

In this explosive podcast series inspired by the book Rare Breed, Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger explore the power of human imperfections and interview celebrities, misfits, and cultural provocateurs who have turned vices into virtues.

While society asks us to conform our “undesirable” habits, Rare Breed celebrates how our vices are actually a unique magic, priming us to live and lead in ways never thought possible. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rarebreedleaders/support

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Rebellious. Audacious. Obsessed. Hot-Blooded. Weird. Hypnotic. Emotional. These are not vices—they are 7 virtues that can lead to standout success when used wisely.

In this explosive podcast series inspired by the book Rare Breed, Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger explore the power of human imperfections and interview celebrities, misfits, and cultural provocateurs who have turned vices into virtues.

While society asks us to conform our “undesirable” habits, Rare Breed celebrates how our vices are actually a unique magic, priming us to live and lead in ways never thought possible. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rarebreedleaders/support

    Bretman Rock: Life at the Boiling Point

    Bretman Rock: Life at the Boiling Point

    We sat down with the infamous, hot-blooded Bretman Rock for a deep interview on how he's become YouTube and Instagram famous by owning who ALL of who he is, not just the pretty parts. 

    Yes, Bretman is courageous, flamboyant, and fierce (which makes him incredibly intriguing) but he's also got many other sides, too. We were excited that he allowed us to reveal them.  

    🎧to the episode on iTunes now. It's really, really, really (did we say, really?) good.


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    • 17 min
    GRAMMY Award Winner PJ Morton Credits His Success to His Rebelliousness

    GRAMMY Award Winner PJ Morton Credits His Success to His Rebelliousness

    On this latest episode of @RARE BREED, Grammy award winner and Maroon 5 keyboard player and backup singer, PJ Morton talks to authors and hosts Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger about everything from why he didn’t become a preacher like his father,  starting out on the indie circuit, to cooking, to what it was like  auditioning for @Maroon 5 and how he clicked with lead singer Adam  Levine.  

    Morton has been pushing back since he was a kid. Growing up in New Orleans, the son of a popular preacher, everyone always thought Paul- otherwise known as PJ, would follow in his father's footsteps.

    But after some soul searching and a streak of rebelliousness, PJ  stepped out of his father’s shadow and burst onto the music scene. He’s  now blended a successful solo career with a life on the road as piano  player for one of the world's most popular band’s, Maroon 5.


    YOU'LL LEARN HOW PJ:
    ✔️ Told his father he wasn’t going to be a preacher 
    ✔️ Got the gig with Maroon 5 
    ✔️ How he made going to church cool 
    ✔️How PJ’s father “freed” him 
    ✔️Why he turned down big money deals to stay true to himself 
    ✔️How he turned being a rebel into a superpower

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    • 17 min
    Why Are You So Weird? Learning to Accept Your Weirdness with Gaby Dunn

    Why Are You So Weird? Learning to Accept Your Weirdness with Gaby Dunn

    Podcaster and best-selling author Gaby Dunn @Gaby Dunn goes deep on what it’s like to be weird in a world full of ordinary.

    She’s known since she was two years old that she was a little different than the other kids (right after sticking her face in a puddle). Now she's learned to love being an oddball and actually turned this vice into a superpower.

    On this episode of Rare Breed @RARE BREED, Dunn talks to authors and hosts Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger @RARE BREED about everything from coming out as a bisexual, how other kids treated her differently, what her therapist said about the guys she likes to date, and how anyone can harness the power of being weird.

    Dunn has written several books and co-hosts the wildly popular Just Between Us Show @Just Between Us with Allison Raskin.

    Dunn uses her platform to spread positivity and inclusivity while tackling issues relating to sexuality, mental health (anxiety, depression, depersonalization, etc), relationships, finance, and life.

    You’ll learn how Gaby:

    ✔️ Deals with the loneliness of being weird
    ✔️ How she came out as a bisexual to her parents
    ✔️ What her therapist thinks about her attraction to other weirdos
    ✔️ The dark side of her weirdness
    ✔️ And why it’s ok to let your freak flag fly

    Maybe you know what it’s like to feel like an outsider or weirdo. Maybe you feel like a bit of an oddball and you’re different than everyone else, and wonder how not to be ashamed of that.

    Whatever rises up in you when you hear the word “weird,” you owe it to yourself to watch this exclusive interview.

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    • 22 min
    Why a Bit of Madness is Key with Dodie

    Why a Bit of Madness is Key with Dodie

    Get ready to dive in deep with Dodie (@doddleoddle), a 24 year old UK singer-songwriter, author, and YouTuber known for her emotionally complex lyrics. Her latest EP, Human, has amassed over 28.2 M streams on Spotify.

    Authors Sunny Bonnell (@sunnybonnell) and Ashleigh Hansberger (@ashleigh_hansberger) interview Dodie on Rare Breed (@thisisrarebreed) to talk about the virtue “Obsessed”, one of seven unconventional traits explored in their new book Rare Breed: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different.

    In this intimate, powerful interview, Dodie explains her struggles, pain, and obsessive tendencies, and how she’s learned to give it all meaning. She’s given obsession a higher purpose in order to create work that is absolutely brilliant and gut-wrenchingly honest.

    Dodie uses her platform to spread positivity and inclusivity while tackling issues relating to sexuality, mental health (anxiety, depression, depersonalization, etc), relationships, and life.

    You’ll learn how Dodie learned to:

    ✔️ Leverage obsession as a vice and turn it into a virtue

    ✔️ Create a community where people connect and share feelings

    ✔️ Navigate fast stardom

    ✔️ Work through mental health to find purpose and clarity

    ✔️ Why her obsession has a dark side

    Maybe you too know what it’s like to have some demon-like obsession take hold of you. Maybe you too feel wired differently than everyone else, and wonder how not to be ashamed of that.

    Whatever rises up in you when you hear the word “obsessed”, you owe it to yourself to watch this exclusive interview. After all, like Dodie’s tattoo says, “A bit of madness is key.”

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    • 17 min
    Follow Your Weird with iMomSoHard

    Follow Your Weird with iMomSoHard

    Feeling hopeless? Nihilistic? Convinced that the human race is going to hell in the proverbial handbasket?

    After you’ve marinated in the dark side of parenting, head over to #IMomSoHard for the antidote. Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are a duo of comic moms who bring the hilarious about the real s**t that moms worry about: Spanx, trying on bathing suits, sagging boobs, lying to your kids, post-childbirth lady parts that resemble “a basset hound with its head out the window, just flapping in the wind,” and of course, wine. Lots of wine.

    In other words, the self-deprecating moms of #IMomSoHard have turned being weird into a comedy empire. That’s why we’re proud to call them Rare Breeds. The now-infamous “trying on a bathing suit” video that nearly broke the Internet was Kristin and Jen at their best: real, vulnerable, and funny as hell.

    In this episode, hosts Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger discuss with Kristin and Jen what it means to follow your weird, be your authentic self in a world that tells you you're not good enough, and how they've made being weird into a career.


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    • 22 min
    Burn the Plan with The Novogratz

    Burn the Plan with The Novogratz

    Audacious Rare Breeds don’t really suffer from a lack of big, reckless, borderline ridiculous ideas. You know, because you’re like a piñata filled with wild, complicated dreams that no one else thinks can ever come true. You’ve gotten used to your close friends, siblings or parents grabbing you by the shoulders and shouting, “What the hell were you thinking?”

    It’s the plan that keeps you up at night. Not making a plan, exactly, but the idea that you have to have one. Your career or your business will shape your future for decades. Why restrict it based on a plan that you won’t even stick to? Why not steer the ship based on your vision and what brings you satisfaction and joy? That’s a better way to get where you want to go, both in our view and that of Cortney and Robert Novogratz.

    The Novogratz, as they’re known, are a husband and wife design and architecture powerhouse who seem to excel at everything, including parenting. They’ve been creating gorgeous spaces for living and playing for twenty-five years, including redesigning what seems like half of New York in their distinctive style that blends vintage and modern touches, reimagining entire city blocks; and renovating the Hollywood Hills castle where they live with their seven—yes, you read that right—children.

    They have books, their own retail brand, shows on Bravo and HGTV, and a pretty audacious life. But how? How does this couple basically run the world while living a life that looks like the subject of a feature in Envy the F**k Out of Us magazine?

    We asked them and they told us why the audacity to burn the plan is the key to their success. 

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