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My name is Rollie Peterkin and this is The Divergent Path. I am here to share the stories of people who have chosen an alternative path in life and taken risks. I hope you're as inspired by their stories as I am.

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My name is Rollie Peterkin and this is The Divergent Path. I am here to share the stories of people who have chosen an alternative path in life and taken risks. I hope you're as inspired by their stories as I am.

    Ep. 81 - Lauren McGough: International Falconer

    Ep. 81 - Lauren McGough: International Falconer

    I've been waiting a long time to get the chance to talk to Lauren! She is a fascinating person and had led a truly Divergent Path. Lauren is a falconer who has worked with may species of birds of prey around the world. She even trained with Kazakh hunters in rural Mongolia. I mean, come on! Who does that? Lauren does. I was so happy to finally speak with her and hear her story.
    Website: https://rolliepeterkin.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/rolliepeterkin
    Lauren: https://www.instagram.com/eaglefalconer/

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 80 - Andy Interviews Rollie About World Travels

    Ep. 80 - Andy Interviews Rollie About World Travels

    In this episode, my old friend Andy interviews me about my recet travels. Andy was a atural in his podcast debut and it was such a fun conversation. YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GkYmtbVAuw
    Website: https://rolliepeterkin.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rolliepeterkin
    Andy: https://www.instagram.com/ohhebandy/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jonathan Wolff on Creating the Seinfeld Theme Song

    Jonathan Wolff on Creating the Seinfeld Theme Song

    In this episode of the podcast, I get the chance to speak with legendary music composer Jonathan Wolff who wrote music for 75 primetime series, including the theme songs for 44 TV shows. Most famously, he wrote the iconic theme song for Seinfeld. Jonathan is a fascinating and thoughtful person and it was such a pleasure to speak with him!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Quint Clarke: How Kilimanjaro Changed His Life Forever

    Quint Clarke: How Kilimanjaro Changed His Life Forever

    Quint Clarke had a successful career as a lawyer. And he admits that he hadn't led a very adventurous life before he decided to book a trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. And his life was never the same. So profound was Quint's experience that he came home, quit his job, and spent the next year traveling the world. Since then, Quint has been teaching history at Blair Academy for the past twenty years. But the story doesn't end there.
    Inspired by his experiences abroad, he always encouraged students to travel and experience the world. And he has led countless student trips abroad in search of a greater understanding of the world. And on one trip to Africa, he was inspired to make a difference. So he began raising money to build a school there. Today, they have two schools where serve 1,000 Kenyan students.
    Read more here: http://www.blairinkenya.com/
    Quint's journey is fascinating and I was so happy to have him share it with me on this episode of The Divergent Path!
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    Website - https://www.rolliepeterkin.com/podcast
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rolliepeterkin
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/rolliepeterkin
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rollie.peterkin
    My book - The Cage: Escaping the American Dream http://amzn.to/1Y0xbzD

    • 46 min
    Ryan Warner: Producing “The Smiths” and “Wrestling Changed My Life”

    Ryan Warner: Producing “The Smiths” and “Wrestling Changed My Life”

    Ryan Warner is the host of the Wrestling Changed My Life podcast. He is one of the premier voices in the wrestling community and has interviewed all of the greats. He most recently produced the 7-part audio docuseries The Smiths which follows John and Pat Smith, two of the most successful American wrestlers. In this episode we talk about some of the challenges of producing the documentary and some of the inspirations behind it.
    IG: @wrestlingchangedmylife
    Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner
    https://wrestlingchangedmylife.com/
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    Website - https://www.rolliepeterkin.com/podcast
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rolliepeterkin
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/rolliepeterkin
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rollie.peterkin
    My book - The Cage: Escaping the American Dream http://amzn.to/1Y0xbzD

    • 48 min
    Dr. Coyte Cooper: Minimalism, Living in an RV, and a Meaningful Life

    Dr. Coyte Cooper: Minimalism, Living in an RV, and a Meaningful Life

    Dr. Coyte Cooper is a former university professor at UNC, holds a PhD, was a Division I All-American wrestler, speaker, and has authored three books. It seems like he's done it all. But Coyte and his family have recently embarked on a new adventure: they sold all of their possessions and bought an RV. Together with his wife and two children, they have been traveling around the country for the last 5 months, experiencing a nomadic lifestyle. And they have no plans to return to their stationary life. It was a fascinating discussion we had!
    Learn more about Coyte : https://coytecooper.com/
    Instagram: @coytecooper / @livingoutsidethelimits
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    Website - https://www.rolliepeterkin.com/podcast
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    My book - The Cage: Escaping the American Dream http://amzn.to/1Y0xbzD

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Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

saraho'keefe ,

Ep 80!

Loved ep 80, switching up the space and putting you in the hot seat. Andy’s questions were great and hearing about your adventures and perspective after so much travel is insightful! Thanks for sharing Rollie, every time I listen I feel like it’s a pregame warmup for more travel/adventure💛

Makram123 ,

Inspiring stories

Rollie gets so many people to tell inspirational stories of taking risks in life and following their passions. Definitely one of my favorite podcasts.

J.t. Fox ,

Great content!

The different ways people can live their lives outside the cultural norms is astounding. Great perspective and highly motivating to go your own way.