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As I pursue my main focus—helping students gain life skills—I constantly aim to learn and grow in my own life, and I talk about that process on ”The Spaniard Show.” After years of producing up to six episodes a week, I’ve evolved a flexible routine of publishing highlights from my latest reading, talks with fascinating guests, and solosodes about life and business. Listen and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to take down and knock out (puns intended) any challenge. Learn to live!

Hosted by former Spanish teacher turned UFC fighter Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

The Spaniard Show Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

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    • 4.9 • 132 Ratings

As I pursue my main focus—helping students gain life skills—I constantly aim to learn and grow in my own life, and I talk about that process on ”The Spaniard Show.” After years of producing up to six episodes a week, I’ve evolved a flexible routine of publishing highlights from my latest reading, talks with fascinating guests, and solosodes about life and business. Listen and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to take down and knock out (puns intended) any challenge. Learn to live!

Hosted by former Spanish teacher turned UFC fighter Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

    Talks 459 - Youth Sports Insights and Observations

    Talks 459 - Youth Sports Insights and Observations

    Fresh off a youth wrestling tournament, I'm bringing some observations and insights that can help you navigate the world of youth sports. 

    Subscribe to our other podcasts (for students): Read with a Fighter, Spaniard School
    Watch on YouTube: Spaniard School, Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
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    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 24 min
    Talks 457 - Why I Sauna

    Talks 457 - Why I Sauna

    The sauna has become a staple in my life the last few years. What I once dreaded as a hot box to lose and make weight has turned into one of the most peaceful, pleasant and beneficial aspects of my life. In this episode, you'll hear my sauna use details, as well as the many benefits backed by science. 

    Subscribe to our other podcasts (for students): Read with a Fighter, Spaniard School
    Watch on YouTube: Spaniard School, Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 13 min
    Talks 458 - Why I Cold Plunge

    Talks 458 - Why I Cold Plunge

    While I've been sauna'ing for years consistently, the cold plunge is a newer habit I've picked up. First learning about Wim Hoff (the OG of cold plunging) years ago on Rogan, I've been slowly dipping my toes (and body) into various cold tubs. My take is that cold benefits are a bit less agreed upon than sauana benefits, but it's something I'm currently committed to nonetheless. Tune in to hear the science behind it and how you can create your own cold habit for less than $100. 

    Subscribe to our other podcasts (for students): Read with a Fighter, Spaniard School
    Watch on YouTube: Spaniard School, Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 15 min
    Talks 456 - For Athletes: How to be a lean, mean fighting machine

    Talks 456 - For Athletes: How to be a lean, mean fighting machine

    From: Spaniard
    Purpose: To provide a simple and effective guide for maintaining ideal weight and conditioning throughout the season. (ie. To be a lean, mean fighting machine)
    IMPORTANT: I am not certified in anything nutrition related. Take this with a grain of salt and talk with a certified nutritionist prior to implementing anything below. This is how I live my life.

    Subscribe to our other podcasts (for students): Read with a Fighter, Spaniard School
    Watch on YouTube: Spaniard School, Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 20 min
    Talks 455 - Tips & Protocol for Youth Sports (for coaches and parents)

    Talks 455 - Tips & Protocol for Youth Sports (for coaches and parents)

    I created this episode because youth sports needs a reboot, or at least some course correction. While there are some major advancements and new opportunities for young athletes, there are some glaring holes in the system. I was fortunate to have great parents and many good coaches throughout my athletic career, and I'm in a phase of life where youth sports is prominent. I'm seeing it all, and I have a few things to say about it. We'll start with some awareness, and we'll finish with some actionable steps. 

    Subscribe to our other podcasts (for students): Read with a Fighter, Spaniard School
    Watch on YouTube: Spaniard School, Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 37 min
    Books 1524 - Discipline is Destiny

    Books 1524 - Discipline is Destiny

    "The power of self-control" says the subtitle. Second in the series of Ryan Holiday's four books on the Stoic virtues, Discipline is Destiny teaches about temperance (discipline/self-control). Discipline is one of the few habits that will open up the world of possibilities to you. The ability to say yes to the things you know you should say yes to. Not doing the things you know you shouldn't do. All part of your plan to create the person you hope to be. 

    Get this book here: Discipline is Destiny
    Subscribe to our other podcasts (for students): Read with a Fighter, Spaniard School
    Watch on YouTube: Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Tawny and Kyle Heselpoth ,

Hi Charlie!

Kyle and I really enjoyed your Solosode Episode, after he listened to it he had me listen to it right away. We are 100% on the same page! Looking forward to future episodes and sharing with our reading boys. Take Care!

RevyRhino ,

Great Podcast!

Both my husband and I enjoy this podcast and get a lot of useful information and book ideas out of it. And super excited for a kids’ podcast as we have two young boys.

Peace With The Process ,

Great Source!

Not only is this podcast a great source but Charlie does an amazing job of putting together the resource on his website to help you find the next great book to impact your life!

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