93 episodes

Matt Bowles interviews today’s most interesting real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and world travelers and pulls out actionable tips and advice that you can begin applying in your own life each week. Hear personal stories about their worst failures, biggest breakthroughs, amazing travel adventures, and most valuable lessons learned on their journey to financial success, location independence and lifestyle freedom. Guests include investment property owners traveling the world on their passive income, location-independent business owners designing epic lifestyles, long-term digital nomads who globe-trot on their own terms, and other inspiring people. You’ll get their recommendations for the most influential books, resources, tools, hacks and practices that can help you take your entrepreneurship, investing, and lifestyle design to the next level.

The Maverick Show with Matt Bowles Matt Bowles

    • Investing
    • 4.9, 119 Ratings

Matt Bowles interviews today’s most interesting real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and world travelers and pulls out actionable tips and advice that you can begin applying in your own life each week. Hear personal stories about their worst failures, biggest breakthroughs, amazing travel adventures, and most valuable lessons learned on their journey to financial success, location independence and lifestyle freedom. Guests include investment property owners traveling the world on their passive income, location-independent business owners designing epic lifestyles, long-term digital nomads who globe-trot on their own terms, and other inspiring people. You’ll get their recommendations for the most influential books, resources, tools, hacks and practices that can help you take your entrepreneurship, investing, and lifestyle design to the next level.

    92: Becky Gillespie on Repelling into the World’s Largest Cave, Living in Japan for 12 Years and Falling in Love with Shimokitazawa

    92: Becky Gillespie on Repelling into the World’s Largest Cave, Living in Japan for 12 Years and Falling in Love with Shimokitazawa

    In this episode, Becky Gillespie talks about her experience growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, studying abroad in Europe and then deciding to move to Tokyo at age 22.  She shares her experience upon arrival and her subsequent choice to stay in Tokyo for 12 years before becoming a full-time digital nomad.  Matt and Becky discuss the food scene in Tokyo and also talk about their experiences in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Naoshima.  Becky then shares some of her most epic travel experiences including trekking Everest Basecamp, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and repelling down into Hang Son Doong—the world’s largest cave—in Vietnam.  After traveling to 69 countries, she shares her top tips for female solo-travelers. Becky then talks about her podcast, The School of Travels. And finally, she discusses her new book:  Shimokitazawa: A Tokyo Beginner's Guide to the World's Most Walkable Neighborhood.Becky explains why Shimokitazawa is her favorite neighborhood, why this one small section of Tokyo deserves its own 200+ page book, and what made her fall in love with the neighborhood and choose to live there for 9 years.  FULL SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT: www.TheMaverickShow.com

    • 56 min
    91: Matt Bowles Interviewed on his Activism, Social Justice Background and Nomadic Lifestyle

    91: Matt Bowles Interviewed on his Activism, Social Justice Background and Nomadic Lifestyle

    DESCRIPTION:
    On this episode, the tables are turned and Matt Bowles is interviewed by Becky Gillespie about his activism, social justice background and nomadic lifestyle.  This wine-induced conversation off the coast of Dubai starts off talking about Matt’s path getting fired from his job, transitioning to become a location independent entrepreneur, building Maverick Investor Group, and traveling the world full time.   It then goes back to trace his history of social justice activism, starting with how his initial awareness of the African-American struggle was raised through politically consciousness hip hop music and how that shaped his academic trajectory to study race, class and gender inequality as well as the colonial processes over Native Nations.  He then explains his decision to do a Master’s Degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and reflects on his initial travel to conflict regions like Palestine and the north of Ireland, sharing his reflections on those trips, and his subsequent solidarity activism.  He then shares his experience working professionally in the non-profit advocacy space up until the age of 30, and then making a major life transition to build a location-independent business, but being intentional to ground it in his activist values.  He gives tips on how to make a transition in a way that enshrines your values into the business so you can continue to affect positive change in the world as you grow your company.  And, finally, Matt talks about his current nomad lifestyle, his experiences on programs like Remote Year and Nomad Train, and how he curates the social groups with whom he has epic travel adventures on an ongoing basis. FULL SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT: www.TheMaverickShow.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    90: Empowering Kids to Explore the World through Children's Books with Shambrekia Wise

    90: Empowering Kids to Explore the World through Children's Books with Shambrekia Wise

    DESCRIPTION:
    Shambrekia Wise tells her story of growing up in a small, low-income Arkansas town with less than 1,000 residents, but having a loving community and developing her passions for science, adventure and learning about the world through books. After getting her Master’s Degree in Public Health, she opens up about being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, turning to writing as a healing process, and publishing her first book. She then tells the story of traveling with her 6-year old daughter, Sandy, and experiencing new adventures together but also coming to terms with racial and class inequality. She explains how it was Sandy’s desire to help other kids to travel that led to the creation of the “Sightseeing with Sandy” children’s book series. Shambrekia shares how she and Sandy co-created the series as a way to empower kids to explore the world without the financial burden of travel and to inspire kids to learn about other cultures until they are able visit those places in person. Shambrekia breaks down the statistical benefits of child travel on improving educational performance, and explains the boost in curiosity and confidence kids get from traveling. She then talks about Sandy’s empowering experience co-creating the book series and helping to market the books. She concludes by sharing her top overall parenting tips, her favorite travel destinations, and her Top 5 Hip Hop MCs of all time. FULL SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT: www.TheMaverickShow.com

    • 59 min
    89: The Psychological Trauma of Systemic Racism with Dr. Dina Cuervo

    89: The Psychological Trauma of Systemic Racism with Dr. Dina Cuervo

    Dr. Dina Cuervo shares her personal upbringing in a Los Angeles immigrant community, plagued by violence and institutional racism.  She shares her path to becoming a clinical psychologist and her passion for supporting under-served communities of color that have been victimized by trauma. Dina then explains the psychological trauma caused by systemic racism and how racism is literally a public health crisis.  She talks about the concept of “toxic stress” that is created through institutionalized racism.  She then explains how racism functions as a form of dehumanization and emotional abuse that has caused ongoing individual and collective injury. She then examines racial trauma in the educational system, the pathologizing of Black children, the replacement of school counselors and social workers with police, and its impact on Black youth.  She then talks about the traumatic effects of police interaction with the Black community and explains some of the trauma triggers and stress responses to police encounters.  She then discusses inter-generational racism, epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences, and the culmination of the “cradle-to-prison pipeline.”  Dina then recommends transformative changes such as the re-allocation of resources back into education and social services as well as a trauma-sensitive approach to conflict resolution centering on restorative justice.  She emphasizes the importance of acknowledging white privilege, validating Black experiences, and actively diversifying Universities.  She also emphasizes the vital importance of increased police training around mental health and trauma.  Dina then discusses her location independent therapy practice, answers the lightning round questions, and names her Top 5 Hip Hop MCs of all time. FULL SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE AT WWW.THEMAVERICKSHOW.COM

    • 1 hr 6 min
    88: Defunding and Dismantling Police Departments and How You Can Support Ending Systemic Racism

    88: Defunding and Dismantling Police Departments and How You Can Support Ending Systemic Racism

    In this episode, Matt Bowles contextualizes the U.S. movement to defund and dismantle police departments in the history of institutionalized white supremacy and police violence in the United States.  He talks about the consistency of police violence and repression of the Black community for hundreds of years without pause, from slavery to the convict-lease system to Jim Crow to the “war on drugs” and the explosion of prison-industrial-complex.   He shares how the trend for the last 4 decades has been to cut social services, criminalize social problems, and expand the role of the police to handle them.  He talks about the school-to-prison pipeline, the privatization of prisons, the financial incentives to keep people incarcerated, and the rise of mass incarceration.  He also shares how the police have been increasingly militarized over the last few decades, receiving billions of dollars of military hardware from the Pentagon as well as training from the Israeli military.  He then reviews the extensive attempts at “police reform” by the Minneapolis police department over the past 5 years and how they have all failed. He clarifies that policies of both Republican and Democratic Administrations have contributed to the problem.  The movement currently underway is people taking matters into their own hands at the grassroots level and working with City Councils to defund police departments and re-allocate those resources back into communities of color, social services, education, and needs.  And the commitment to dismantle the Minneapolis police department opens up opportunities to explore new models of public safety that can be used to build communities that, for the first time in American history, are safe for Black people.   Full Show Notes Available at www.TheMaverickShow.com

    • 22 min
    87: Black Lives Matter, the U.S. Uprising and How You Can Contribute

    87: Black Lives Matter, the U.S. Uprising and How You Can Contribute

    In this episode, Matt Bowles contextualizes the U.S. uprising in the history of institutionalized white supremacy in the United States.  He discusses the lynching of George Floyd in the context of systemic racialized state violence.  He then talks about how police are currently attacking nonviolent protesters and journalists, and how the situation is quickly becoming militarized as the US Military is deployed to occupy U.S. cities.  He contrasts the way the police have arrested over 4,000 protesters in the last 72 hours for nonviolent offenses, as well as members of the press, but have NOT arrested 3 of the police officers that lynched George Floyd.  He then shares specific ways that you can support the Black Lives Matter movement and help seek justice for George Floyd from anywhere in the world. He shares phone numbers to call, petitions to sign, ways to pay for bail and legal support for demonstrators, and ways to financially donate to support movement work against racism and police violence in the U.S. Full Show Notes Available at www.TheMaverickShow.com

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Ms_Wise ,

Matt Is Perfect. Period.

I had the pleasure of being a guest on his show and even though we were friends prior, he totally blew me away with his preparation, professionalism and the heart that went into our episode. The amount of research he did on me alone was flattering and he truly made me feel welcome on his show. He’s got a fan for life!!

Slappyzsgh ,

Awesome Host and Awesome Content!

I love people that can run businesses while traveling the world….and not just running a small business, but a large successful business. To me getting behind the minds of people like that is amazing and Matt is one of those guys! Keep up the content man!

Alta360 ,

Started off with Great Content...

I recently starting listening to the Maverick and enjoyed a few episodes. While trying to stay current with all great podcasts I do not plan to stay subscribed since listening to the BLM movement episodes. Personally I thrive from balanced views not too far right or left. Not sure this podcast aligns with my daily/weekly feed anymore.

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