24 episodes

Raw, long form conversations with the world’s most unique undiscovered thinkers, deconstructing our society, psychology, and purpose.

The Josh Boone Show Josh Boone

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Raw, long form conversations with the world’s most unique undiscovered thinkers, deconstructing our society, psychology, and purpose.

    #24: Rishi Rawat – Intuition, Specialization & Buyer Psychology

    #24: Rishi Rawat – Intuition, Specialization & Buyer Psychology

    Rishi Rawat is the founder of Frictionless Commerce. As a world-class expert in buyer psychology and conversion optimization, Rishi has spent the past 13 years laser-focused on running marketing experiments that help eCommerce brands remove friction and massively increase sales.

    In our conversation we dive into:
    Self-awareness as a superpowerIntuition versus empirical dataDelegation and installing your operating system into a teamBusyness, laziness, and essentialismSpecialization and the pursuit of excellenceThe placebo effect, gossip, and evolutionary psychologyExternal and internal realitiesConsumerism and ethical marketingand much more...
    Connect with Rishi:
    Website: frictionless-commerce.comLinkedIn: @rawatrishiSubscribe to Rishi's channel on YouTube
     Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify

    • 1 hr 59 min
    #23: John Heers – Sacrifice, Spirituality & Old World Wisdom

    #23: John Heers – Sacrifice, Spirituality & Old World Wisdom

    John Heers is the Co-Founder and Director of the First Things Foundation, and the host of the podcast, Why Are We Talking About Rabbits?
     
     The First Things Foundation is a non-profit organization that takes young people from the “new world” of the West to the “old world” of developing countries where they immerse, learn the language, and connect with local entrepreneurs and helps empower them to spur organic, ground-up development in their communities. They have active projects in Guatemala, Sierra Leone, the Georgia Republic, Ethiopia, and Appalachia near and dear to me here in the Rust Belt of the United States.
     
    John has a Master's Degree in History from Columbia University. Previous to First Things Foundation, John worked overseas serving the Peace Corps as a water resource manager in Mali, oversaw emergency relief in the Georgian Republic, and taught history for 9 years in South Bronx and Harlem in New York City and Haiti.
     
     In our conversation we dive into:
    The global response to COVIDMetaphysics, spirituality, and secularismWealth inequalityCorruption in the non-profit worldPsychedelics and simulation theoryNihilism, and spiritual versus the material worldLoneliness and the opioid epidemicCommunity, and extreme povertyDemocracy and revolutionThe declining health of western cultureHow technology may make or break our future
     Connect with John:
    Website: First-Things.orgInstagram: @firstthingsfoundationPodcast: Why Are We Talking About Rabbits?
     Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify

    • 2 hr 19 min
    #22: Chris Giuseppini - Coping with ADHD as an Entrepreneur

    #22: Chris Giuseppini - Coping with ADHD as an Entrepreneur

    Chris Giuseppini is a cinematographer, entrepreneur, and founder of Sondor Media. He's helped YouTube influencers reach over a million subscribers, and worked on videos that advertised for Sony, Canon, and Fujifilm. 


    In our conversation we dive into:
    The day-to-day struggles of living with ADHD, personally and professionally.Approaching ADHD as a latency problem.Overcoming perfectionism and conflict avoidance.And much more...
    Connect with Chris:
    Website: SondorMedia.comLinkedIn: @ChrisGPresents
    Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #21: Christopher Silvestri – Freelancing, Copywriting, Empathy & Personal Boundaries

    #21: Christopher Silvestri – Freelancing, Copywriting, Empathy & Personal Boundaries

    Christopher Silvestri is a rock-star freelance conversion designer & copywriter. Over the past 15 years, he has honed his craft at the intersection of copywriting, UX design, and digital psychology to help SaaS and eCommerce companies convert more prospects into customers.
    In our conversation we dive into:
    Meditation, imposter syndrome, and freelancing.Lifestyle design and his travels to over 20 countries.Copywriting, user experience design, and psychology.Strategic approaches to learning.How to become an expert listener.The experience of having a twin.And much more.Connect with Chris:
    Website: ChristopherSilvestri.comLinkedIn: @SilvestriChris
    Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify

    • 2 hr 9 min
    #20: Roy Steves – Marketing Disruptions, Burnout & Life as an Agency Owner

    #20: Roy Steves – Marketing Disruptions, Burnout & Life as an Agency Owner

    Today Josh speaks with Roy Steves about the chaotic life of the marketing and agency world.
    Some of the topics we dive into are:
    The emotional rollercoaster of starting and maintaining a marketing agency.The issues of incentives, scope creep, and managing expectations with clients.Advice for young people getting into marketing and the agency world.What Roy and I would do differently if we had to start again.Escapism, imposter syndrome, and the trappings of success.Existential threats, and the importance of therapy for entrepreneurs.AI, machine learning, and the unexpected implications of complex systems.Crypto, Brave, and BAT.The future disruptions in digital marketing, social media, and the attention economy.And lots more.Roy is an industry veteran, who over the last 20 years his career evolved from being a programmer to running several of his own businesses, being the VP of Digital Marketing and CMO of two prominent eCommerce brands, to ultimately co-founding StatBid in 2015.
    StatBid is a boutique paid search and SEO agency, where Roy and his team work with direct-to-consumer eCommerce brands to optimize and scale their digital marketing.


    Connect with Roy:
    Website: StatBid.comLinkedIn: @RoySteves
    Music by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify

    • 3 hr
    #19: Sam McNerney – Ukraine, Russian Propaganda & Information Warfare

    #19: Sam McNerney – Ukraine, Russian Propaganda & Information Warfare

    Today Josh speaks with Sam McNerney on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Some of the topics we dive into are:
    The geopolitical reactions and support of Ukraine.Putin’s mental health and motivations behind the invasion.Russia's political and economic future.The prospects of WW3.How Russia and Ukraine are both using propaganda as part of information warfare.The differences between Russian and American oligarchs.And much more.
    Sam McNerney is an applied behavioral scientist, market researcher, and brand strategist based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked with brands such as Walmart, Procter & Gamble, and CitiBank.

    As a writer, he has interviewed business and academic leaders including Arianna Huffington, Andrew Yang, Jonathan Haidt, and Charles Murray – and his essays have been featured in publications like The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and Scientific American.

    Connect with Sam:
    Website: SamMcNerney.comTwitter: @SamMcNerneyMusic by Kirby Johnston – check out his band Aldaraia on Spotify

    • 2 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

shejaiehsu ,

Interesting podcast

This last podcast ep was intriguing. One thing I love about Josh, is he really paints the picture when he talks. He is, in fact a story teller, and am amazing one at that.
I think often at times we go through life and not really question much, whether that be what we see/hear in media, to even what we learned in school… But listening to Josh and his guest made me realize how many conspiracies we look past on a daily basis, and how most of us are on autopilot.
Opened my eyes to a bigger picture, these podcasts are gold. I genuinely enjoy listening.

Sammcner ,

Great mix of marketing insights, thought leadership, and philosophy

They say you arrive at good ideas obliquely, never in a straight line, when you least suspect it, and with insights from outside sources.

Josh is a great host because he finds those sources, and then, through simple questions, unearths the perspective and thinking you didn’t realize you needed.

Think Ancient Greece meets 60 minutes.