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Whether you don’t want to read, don’t have the time to read, or are simply on the lookout for great books to read, you’re in the right spot. With the discipline of wrestling and professional fighting and the lesson planning of a former teacher, I study all kinds of books (including kids' books) and teach their lessons. I also interview guests from all walks of life.

A bit about me, the host...former Spanish teacher turned UFC fighter. Fight name: The Spaniard. Current mission is to embody and inspire lifelong learning through speaking, writing and podcasting.

The Spaniard Show Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 130 Ratings

Whether you don’t want to read, don’t have the time to read, or are simply on the lookout for great books to read, you’re in the right spot. With the discipline of wrestling and professional fighting and the lesson planning of a former teacher, I study all kinds of books (including kids' books) and teach their lessons. I also interview guests from all walks of life.

A bit about me, the host...former Spanish teacher turned UFC fighter. Fight name: The Spaniard. Current mission is to embody and inspire lifelong learning through speaking, writing and podcasting.

    Talks 398 - Solosode - Our Trip to Acadia National Park, Part 2

    Talks 398 - Solosode - Our Trip to Acadia National Park, Part 2

    This week's episode picks up where last week's left off. You'll hear all about the second half of the week, which included some amazing scenery and experiences in the home stretch of our trip to Acadia. 
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    To support The Spaniard Show, utilize the links below:
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website

    • 25 min
    Books 1474 - Into the Magic Shop

    Books 1474 - Into the Magic Shop

    This is a book about the connection between the brain and the heart. It is one man's story of finding his own path in life, learning about himself and letting go of his past. It's also about loss and being misguided, but, ultimately, it's about finding oneself and helping others. A tremendous book packed with life lessons that will help you in a hundred different ways. 
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    To support The Spaniard Show, utilize the links below:
    Get this book here: Into the Magic Shop
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website

    • 26 min
    Talks 397 - Solosode - Our Trip to Acadia National Park, Part 1

    Talks 397 - Solosode - Our Trip to Acadia National Park, Part 1

    We recently spent a week in Maine visiting Acadia National Park. This week and next, I'll be sharing details of our trip. You can use our experiences to help plan your own trip to Acadia, and for those of you who don't plan to visit, I hope you enjoy learning about Acadia and all that it has to offer. Part 1 shares our planning, travel, lodging and Days 1 and 2 in the park. 
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    To support The Spaniard Show, utilize the links below:
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website

    • 25 min
    Books 1473 - The War of Art

    Books 1473 - The War of Art

    This week's book takes a look at creativity - where it comes from, what encourages it, what hinders it - so that you and I can create, and be, our realest, most authentic selves. It wasn't until later in life that I began to lean into creativity. It came as a byproduct of speaking, writing and podcasting. You may not currently think of yourself as a creator, nor feel the urge to create, but this book takes creativity and makes it much more doable and relatable. 
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    To support The Spaniard Show, utilize the links below:
    Get this book here: The War of Art
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website

    • 31 min
    Talks 396 - (Placeholder Episode) - Our Trip to Acadia National Park

    Talks 396 - (Placeholder Episode) - Our Trip to Acadia National Park

    So as to not rush these episodes, I decided to put in a placeholder episode. As I type this, it's 8:57 PM on Wednesday evening, and we're three days into our vacation to Acadia NP. It's been incredible. My plan is to create two episodes in the next two weeks (one replacing this placeholder episode) to share information about Acadia and our trip that can help you plan future trips to Acadia and other National Parks. I'm no pro (this is our second NP), but it's amazing what you can learn in such short time. Bed is calling. Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain is calling (wakeup time 3:15ish).

    • 7 min
    Books 1472 - Turning Pro

    Books 1472 - Turning Pro

    The title says it all. This book is about living your life as a pro, leaving the amateur life behind you. It's a decision you make, or you don't make. This is a fast and powerful read meant for someone who's ready to up their game in life.  ...
    To support The Spaniard Show, utilize the links below:
    Get this book here: Turning Pro
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    For speaking information, click here: Spaniard Website
     

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 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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