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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.

The Divergent Path with Rollie Peterkin Rollie Peterkin

    • Society & Culture
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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.

    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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    • 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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    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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    My book - The Cage: Escaping the American Dream http://amzn.to/1Y0xbzD

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 75 - Mark Neilan: Extreme Endurance Athlete

    Ep. 75 - Mark Neilan: Extreme Endurance Athlete

    Mark Neilan never ran cross country in high school. And he wasn't very into sports. But now he runs 100-mile races regularly. Find out how he made the transition to becoming an endurance athlete, how he trains, and the mentality he uses to survive such grueling tests of willpower. Mark is the owner of Excel Fitness Center.
    IG: @excelfitnesscenter @mark_neilan
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    My book - The Cage: Escaping the American Dream http://amzn.to/1Y0xbzD

    • 54 min
    Tommaso Ferrari: Heavy Metal to Sound Engineer

    Tommaso Ferrari: Heavy Metal to Sound Engineer

    Tommaso Ferrari hails from Verona, Italy, of Romeo and Juliet fame. Tommaso played guitar in a heavy metal band as a teenager, but soon found that he was paying more attention to the sound equipment and acoustics. He became so passionate about audio engineering, that he decided to pursue a career in the field.

    Tommaso wanted to work on films and TV. So he worked as a driver whenever people from the film industry visited Verona. And one day he was driving to the set of Hollywood movie Letters to Juliet, when they noticed that he was the only person around who spoke English. This led to his breaking into the industry.

    Now Tommaso resides in Tenerife in the Canary Islands and works on film and TV sets all around Europe.

    Read more about Tommaso here: https://www.rolliepeterkin.com/tommaso-ferrari
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    My book - The Cage: Escaping the American Dream http://amzn.to/1Y0xbzD

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

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.

CabreraNation ,

Outstanding

Rollie is one of the more fascinating guys you will find out there, and he knows how to tell a fantastic story. Bonus is that it’s all nonfiction!

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