Manly creativity and culture. Triumph and Disaster is a show dedicated to fascinating conversations with real guy's guy artists in every creative field and endeavor. Whether it's acting, writing, directing, producing, photography, art, music, cooking, brewing, distilling, raw denim, blacksmithing, custom furniture, coffee roasting, custom cars/motorcycles... you name it. Any manly art and creative craft goes on the T&D Podcast as long as it's done with balls and integrity. Brought to you by creator and host, Cameron McHarg.
T&D Podcast #36 - Robin Petgrave
Robin Petgrave is the second Elon Musk that you may not have heard of yet, but will. Robin is a self-made philanthropist, entrepreneur, mentor, leader, pilot, teacher, visionary, and creator and founder of Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in Los Angeles. He truly is the real life most interesting man in the world. I'm so happy to have him on the show. Enjoy!
T&D Podcast #35 - Fahim Anwar & Lance Cantstopolis
Stand up comedian Fahim Anwar(Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Neighbors, Conan, Last Call with Carson Daly) stops by at The World Famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip to talk comedy with host Cameron McHarg. (Extra: brief special appearance by Lance Cantstopolis!)
T&D Podcast #34 - Luke Wessman
World famous tattoo artist, designer, influencer, and creator of Instagram's Lost Art of the Gentleman, Luke Wessman talks with host Cameron McHarg about their mutual blue collar roots, the influence of the samurai Bushido warrior code and the influence of the warrior poets on him, ideas about masculinity and manhood in relation with the #metoo movement, and the importance of empathy and understanding.
T&D Podcast #33 - Angel Colmenares
A short episode with cinematographer and photographer Angel Colmenares recorded at his studio in Seattle. Angel was born in Cuba, and talks about his newest love and obsession, tintype photography with cameras and lenses that are more than 150 years old. Angel talks about how he overcame the loss of his right eye and his creative process, and then actually shot a couple of tintype of host Cameron McHarg. See it at www.triumphanddisasterblog.com
T&D Podcast #32 - Rigan Machado
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend and World Champion, Rigan Machado talks about doing what you love in your life and not being afraid to fail as many times as it takes to get where you want to go. We also discuss how training in martial arts like Jiu Jitsu or Systema can help you in any creative endeavor and even make you a better person.
Mention that you heard about him on the "Triumph & Disaster" podcast, and he'll train you for a free class at The Academy Beverly Hills!
T&D Podcast #31 - Eagle Yu
Eagle Yu, butcher extraordinaire and founder and owner of Aged Butchery, stops by a German beer garden for a conversation with host Cameron McHarg about what the deal is with grass fed vs. pasture raised, why going local isn't just for hipsters on unicycles, why most meat at grocery stores is horrible, and everything about how and what it is that makes a great steak. Fascinating episode! Don't miss it!
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Triumph And Disaster
Don"t let the bombastic opening fool you.Cam is a thoughful and literate host with a sincere love of the arts that is borderline contagious. Treat yourself to something better and give this podcast a listen.
Great, great listen. The time just flies by. Cam approaches each episode with an authentic quest to learn more about his guests while quietly sharing it all with his listeners. It's amazing how before you know it, you're many levels deep on a subject that you didn't expect. The conversations are so genuine and not the cookie cutter template that dominates our culture right now. Calling them interviews feels like a slight and certainly an inadequate description.
Cameron has a way of engaging his guests in conversations that go beyond what you would expect from a podcast.
He has a such a natural way of asking questions, bringing up a topic, and letting his guests talk, all the while never losing the feeling that he is there connecting with them.
In addition, these conversations go beyond what you might expect from simply seeing who the guest is.
Jeff Dowd is a perfect example. There are of course mentions of "The Dude" but the way Cameron leads the interview and engages him, you get to know Mr. Dowd, and the same can be same for other guests, in a new way you didn't know, in a nutshell, you get to meet the human beings behind the names you already know.
This is hands down the best podcast I have heard in years.
All of this comes together with the knowledge and passion Cameron has of art, film, the world, and his guests.