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Whether you don’t want to read, don’t have the time to read, or are simply on the lookout for great books to read, you’re in the right spot. With the discipline of wrestling and professional fighting and the lesson planning of a former teacher, I study all kinds of books (including kids' books) and teach their lessons. I also interview guests from all walks of life.

A bit about me, the host...former Spanish teacher turned UFC fighter. Fight name: The Spaniard. Current mission is to embody and inspire lifelong learning through speaking, writing and podcasting.

The Spaniard Show Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

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    • 4.9, 118 Ratings

Whether you don’t want to read, don’t have the time to read, or are simply on the lookout for great books to read, you’re in the right spot. With the discipline of wrestling and professional fighting and the lesson planning of a former teacher, I study all kinds of books (including kids' books) and teach their lessons. I also interview guests from all walks of life.

A bit about me, the host...former Spanish teacher turned UFC fighter. Fight name: The Spaniard. Current mission is to embody and inspire lifelong learning through speaking, writing and podcasting.

    Kids 110 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3

    Kids 110 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3

    Enjoy this trip down memory lane, as we talk video games, getting in trouble and having your friends call your mom to try and get you out of trouble. All of this, of course, wrapped around the storyline of Wimpy Kid. 
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    Books 1072 - American Serengeti 2

    Books 1072 - American Serengeti 2

    Today, we take a look at the the connection between us, present-day'ers, and the oldest civilization in the New World, the Clovis Paleo-Indian Culture.
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    Books 1071 - American Serengeti 1

    Books 1071 - American Serengeti 1

    North America has a long, long history of big and awesome animals. Going back to the Ice Age, author Dan Flores takes us through an exploration of those animals as they once lived on the Great Plains, as well as an exploration of the ones that remain. 
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    Books 1070 - That Wild Country 5

    Books 1070 - That Wild Country 5

    We finish our week of public land exploration with some philosophy and a look at our "responsibility to preserve."
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    Books 1069 - That Wild Country 4

    Books 1069 - That Wild Country 4

    Mark's philosophy on outdoor expeditions is very similar to how I look at physical pursuits (training/competition). Periodic bouts of stress and pain is well worth it on the other end. We touch on this idea as well as the variety of people (quite diverse) involved in the public land movement on today's episode. 
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    talks 298 - Mark Kenyon, ”That Wild Country” Author, ”Wired to Hunt” Podcaster

    talks 298 - Mark Kenyon, ”That Wild Country” Author, ”Wired to Hunt” Podcaster

    There is a special place in The Spaniard’s heart for the great outdoors, and a recent book really got his blood pumping: ”That Wild Country - An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands.” That title captures how the book blends writing on history and travel. Spanny speaks to the author, Mark Kenyon, about his path through life to the book and how he wrote it. Mark is an enthusiastic lifelong outdoorsman who slowly expanded his audience from hunters to any lover of nature and student of outdoor adventure.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

Tyler B. Christensen ,

Covers a lot of ground

This is one of those podcasts that covers a lot of ground. Because Charlie reads and reviews so many books, this is a great place to get ideas... and because there are so many epsiodes you're bound to find stuff that relates to your life. Charlie is a great example of life-long learning and it's inspiring to see how he's spending his time now that he's out of the ring. Great show.

Rollie Peterkin ,

Great show

Charlie has lived a really interesting life and brings his perspective into his shows. He is constantly learning new things and growing in different ways and invites the listen to grow along with him!

Talen2005 ,

Insightful, helpful, and intriguing.

Really glad I start binging on this podcast. It covers a wide range of topics and offers a lot of great insight. Take the time to dive deep into what Charlie offers.

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