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Kyle Thiermann is a professional surfer, podcaster, and filmmaker from California. He creates gonzo-style mini-documentaries about current issues happening all over the world. These are conversations with fascinating people he meets along the way.

The Kyle Thiermann Sho‪w‬ Kyle Thiermann

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    • 4.9 • 434 Ratings

Kyle Thiermann is a professional surfer, podcaster, and filmmaker from California. He creates gonzo-style mini-documentaries about current issues happening all over the world. These are conversations with fascinating people he meets along the way.

    #266 Inside California's Prison System - Chris Buroughs

    #266 Inside California's Prison System - Chris Buroughs

    After serving 14 years in prison, 90 days of which were in solitary confinement, Chris Buroughs is now the director of Garden 31, a group that works to localize food production in San Diego's low income neighborhoods by training new farmers with a focus on formerly incarcerated men and women as well as those suffering from substance abuse issues.
    Get involved at: thefarmacyinitiative.com
    Contact Chris at: cburoughs1129@gmail.com
    If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show.
    Learn about my work at kyle.surf
    Brought to you by the Nell Newman Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training.
    The Nell Newman Foundation is dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative planetary ecology. They support the small, visionary, and perhaps untested organizations. They fund the underdogs and unpopular ideas Paul Newman championed.
    RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order.
    Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone!
    Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That’s all the payment I need.
    Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
    Contact: info@kyle.surf
    The Motherfucker Awards
    Intro music by Nashe Howe
    “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.”
    - Ferris Buller

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #265 The Psychedelic Revolution - Rick Doblin

    #265 The Psychedelic Revolution - Rick Doblin

    Rick Doblin, PhD, (@rickdoblin) is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. maps.org
    Listen to Big Friend
    Watch listener Lucy Jane's Documentary: Surf Girls Jamaica
    If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show.
    Learn about my work at kyle.surf
    Brought to you by the Nell Newman Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training.
    The Nell Newman Foundation is dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative planetary ecology. They support the small, visionary, and perhaps untested organizations. They fund the underdogs and unpopular ideas Paul Newman championed.
    RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order.
    Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone!
    Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That’s all the payment I need.
    Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
    Contact: info@kyle.surf
    The Motherfucker Awards
    Intro music by Nashe Howe
    “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.”
    - Ferris Buller

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #264 Toolkit to Navigate Relationships - Sara Russell

    #264 Toolkit to Navigate Relationships - Sara Russell

    Sara Russell (@Betheradicalway) is a Skills For Change Coach and Qi Gong instructor who helps her clients analyze behaviors, relationships, and systems to see where old habits are no longer serving them.
    Check out Sara's work here
    If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show.
    Check out my writing at thiermann.substack.com
    Join our book club at kyle.surf
    Brought to you by the Nell Newman Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training.
    The Nell Newman Foundation is dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative planetary ecology. They support the small, visionary, and perhaps untested organizations. They fund the underdogs and unpopular ideas Paul Newman championed.
    RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order.
    Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone!
    Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That’s all the payment I need.
    Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
    Contact: info@kyle.surf
    The Motherfucker Awards
    Intro music by Nashe Howe
    “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.”
    - Ferris Buller

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #263 In Defense of Anarchism - Larkin Rose

    #263 In Defense of Anarchism - Larkin Rose

    Larken Rose is an anarchist and author of the book, The Most Dangerous Superstition. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison for willful failure to file income tax returns in five years in which the government alleged that his income was approximately $500,000. He was released from prison in December 2006. Rose wrote a 79-page discussion on his views, and sold a video entitled Theft by Deception.
    larkenrose.com
    If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show.
    Check out my writing at thiermann.substack.com
    Join our book club at kyle.surf
    Brought to you by the Nell Newman Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training.
    The Nell Newman Foundation is dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative planetary ecology. They support the small, visionary, and perhaps untested organizations. They fund the underdogs and unpopular ideas Paul Newman championed.
    RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order.
    Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone!
    Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That’s all the payment I need.
    Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
    Contact: info@kyle.surf
    The Motherfucker Awards
    Intro music by Nashe Howe
    “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.”
    - Ferris Buller

    • 1 hr 58 min
    #262 Microdosing, Sleep, & Living Stronger - Dr. Ted Achacoso

    #262 Microdosing, Sleep, & Living Stronger - Dr. Ted Achacoso

    Dr. Ted Achacoso a polymath who has one of the highest IQs ever measured (range 186-210, among world’s top 5). He’s an internationally renowned anti-aging physician who created Health Optimization Medicine (HOMe), a clinical framework for optimizing health. He’s also a former computational neuroscientist who has had pioneering contributions to neuroscience/AI and wireless communication technology. He’s also an advanced meditator and shaman (Ancient Tibetan Bonpo Dzogchen) and psychedelic aficionado.
    Listen to Sourgrass
    If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show.
    Check out my writing at thiermann.substack.com
    Join our book club at kyle.surf
    Brought to you by the Nell Newman Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training.
    The Nell Newman Foundation is dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative planetary ecology. They support the small, visionary, and perhaps untested organizations. They fund the underdogs and unpopular ideas Paul Newman championed.
    RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order.
    Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone!
    Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That’s all the payment I need.
    Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
    Contact: info@kyle.surf
    The Motherfucker Awards
    Intro music by Nashe Howe
    “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.”
    - Ferris Buller

    • 1 hr 33 min
    #261 Understanding Public Defenders - Zach Schwarzbach

    #261 Understanding Public Defenders - Zach Schwarzbach

    Zach Schwarzbach is an attorney specializing in criminal defense. He worked as a Public Defender for 11 years. In 2019, Zach opened his own practice in Santa Cruz, where he has worked his entire career. He has tried dozen of cases in front of juries, representing humans from all walks of life, in all types of cases from misdemeanors to double homicides. Zach has made a career of defending the accused, and subverting state authority. Contact: zdschwarzbach@gmail.com 
    Listen to Light The Band
    If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show.
    Check out my writing at thiermann.substack.com
    Join our book club at kyle.surf
    Brought to you by the Nell Newman Foundation, Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training.
    The Nell Newman Foundation is dedicated to humanitarian, scientific and environmental action that foster a resilient and restorative planetary ecology. They support the small, visionary, and perhaps untested organizations. They fund the underdogs and unpopular ideas Paul Newman championed.
    RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order.
    Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone!
    Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That’s all the payment I need.
    Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube
    Contact: info@kyle.surf
    The Motherfucker Awards
    Intro music by Nashe Howe
    “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.”
    - Ferris Buller

    • 1 hr 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
434 Ratings

434 Ratings

dietz.a ,

Love to Kyle & friends

This is absolutely my favorite podcast (I’ve found myself listening to even more often than other favorites - including Tangentially Speaking, the Tim Ferris podcast, JRE, etc). I find Kyle to be wise beyond his years, an all around inspiring, motivating, and kind-hearted human, as well as a fascinating and increasingly talented conversationalist (rather than interviewer, though that too) 😎
✌️

Ol Pal Dane ,

Informative, actionable and simply a pleasure

I came across this podcast and was instantly hooked. If you like to surf, hunt, learn, grow, or simply enjoy a solid conversation with interesting guests/experts from a plethora of fields, give a listen and feel the stoke.

jamie1985!?!?$/&295 ,

What a good show

Interview with Molly S was fuego when they started talking about addiction from the perspective of a casual/non junkie user. We don’t get that everyday, always get the war stories from hardcore rock bottom junkies. It’s cool to listen to somewhat normal guests as well instead of Uber famous millionaires like most podcasts. Very thoughtful and great conversationalist. Brings in guest that HE really wants to interview, not just people that will get his views up. I wish I could buy stock in this guy! Keep it going Kyle!

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