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Sometimes you hear about someone extraordinary. Someone that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Someone that puts a community’s needs before their own and makes an actual difference. This man is our next guest. He’s been a highly decorated LAPD Law Enforcement Consultant and Officer for over 25 years, specializing in Homelessness and Community…
 
Our next guest is a dream chaser with a will to win. What do I mean by that? He went from zero experience in social media, branding and marketing to becoming the Senior Platform Strategy Producer for one of the biggest names in marketing and entrepreneurship - Gary Vaynerchuk - in under 2 years. He is currently the Head of Community & Social Media …
 
Our next guest is an entrepreneur who founded and is rapidly growing one of the most prominent and educational online platforms in physical therapy called Rehab Science. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from Chapman University and has been helping patients ranging from Cirque du Soleil athletes to soccer moms move better and alleviate …
 
In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Kimiko Hahn, Monica Youn, Paul Tran, and Megan Fernandes join Kevin Young to read their work, and to discuss Asian-American poetics and the role of poetry in our tumultuous times. Kimiko Hahn, a distinguished professor at Queens College, City University of New York, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship an…
 
Toi Derricotte joins Kevin Young to read “We Feel Now a Largeness Coming On,” by Tracy K. Smith, and her own poem “I give in to an old desire.” Derricotte is a poet, memoirist, and co-founder, with Cornelius Eady, of the literary organization Cave Canem. Her honors include the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry and the Paterson Poetry Prize for Sustaine…
 
Our next guest is an entrepreneur who helps companies build awesome software engineer teams. He runs Superstruct, an LA-based consultancy specializing in building in-house engineering teams for tech startups, He’s the VP of engineering at Outlier, pivoting college education into an affordable, high quality online educational platform, He’s worked a…
 
Our next guest has one of the strongest American names I’ve ever heard and it’s fitting because he is a true American hero. A Santa Barbara, CA native, he joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 and initially served in the Infantry, then as a PSD (Personal Security Detail) and then as an elite operator in the Marine Scout Sniper platoon deploying to Ira…
 
Our next guest is the Founder & CEO of LeshTronix Drone Systems, a UAV/Drone Technology Company based out of Westchester, New York who are developing the first ever Hovering Smartphone Case called PhoneQuad. He also has one major thing in common with Gary Vee - let us know in the comment section below when you hear it! We’re coining the phrase #sel…
 
Margaret Atwood joins Kevin Young to read “A Stranger,” by Saeed Jones, and her own poem “Flatline.” Atwood, a prolific poet and novelist, is known for brilliant books such as “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Blind Assassin.” Her many distinctions include the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, the pen Center U.S.A.’s lifetime…
 
Our next guest is the Founder & CEO of LeshTronix Drone Systems, a UAV/Drone Technology Company based out of Westchester, New York who are developing the first ever Hovering Smartphone Case called PhoneQuad. PhoneQuad is a hands-free way of communication, pictures and videos using it’s compact, durable and foldable Drone-Phone Case. The Selfie Stic…
 
Our next guest is the Chief Security Officer for a global law firm, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton that focus on large, international corporate clients. He is directly responsible for cybersecurity strategy, security operations, risk mitigation, and compliance initiatives for some of the largest companies on the planet with experience in areas s…
 
Our next guest is the Chief Security Officer for a global law firm, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton that focus on large, international corporate clients. He is directly responsible for cybersecurity strategy, security operations, risk mitigation, and compliance initiatives for some of the largest companies on the planet with experience in areas s…
 
He is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Rankipedia, a software ranking platform that ranks professionals in various health industries in a non-biased source of knowledge for end consumers to compare and select their doctors wisely, free of all marketing agendas. His entrepreneurial journey started when he founded the original Ticketmaster platfor…
 
He is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Rankipedia, a software ranking platform that ranks professionals in various health industries in a non-biased source of knowledge for end consumers to compare and select their doctors wisely, free of all marketing agendas. His entrepreneurial journey started when he founded the original Ticketmaster platfor…
 
Joy Harjo joins Kevin Young to read “Still-Life with Potatoes, Pearls, Raw Meat, Rhinestones, Lard, and Horse Hooves,” by Sandra Cisneros, and her own poem “Running.” Harjo is the current Poet Laureate of the United States, as well as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her many honors include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and the Wallace …
 
He is the oldest brother of three and CEO of Kitu Life, makers of Super Coffee, one of the most successful and health-based coffee brands on the planet, being recognized by Inc. 5000 as the #1 Fastest Growing Company in Food and Beverage and #18 Fastest Growing Company in the US. Only 18 months after launching their coffee company from their younge…
 
He is the CEO of Flighthouse, one of the fastest growing Gen Z, pop culture digital media brand and THE Juggernaut of curated content brands on TikTok with over 25.8 million followers, 2.2 B likes, 150 million views per month, and 18 Billboard Hot 100 placements. He is also the VP of Business Development at Create Music Group, one of the fastest gr…
 
In a special episode of the Poetry Podcast, Tracy K. Smith, Marilyn Nelson, and Terrance Hayes join Kevin Young to read their work, and to discuss its relationship to protest and liberation. Tracy K. Smith served two terms as a U.S. poet laureate, and has won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and a Pulitzer prize. Her latest collection is “Wade in the W…
 
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Sebastian Siegel, who is a British-American director, actor, author, athlete, and dexterous artist of many talents. He is preparing for a much anticipated release of his latest feature film that he wrote produced and directed called GRACE AND GRIT, based on Ken Wilber’s acclaimed book. Trailer You may have s…
 
In part 2 of Call To Action Podcast with Emmy Award winner Sergey Gordeev, we talk about what happens behind the scenes while reporting at the Fifa World Cup in 2018 for NatGeo like getting beat with cold, wet branches, to even getting the whole crew accidentally drunk! Oh, and of course the practicality of meditation and sound advice to anyone str…
 
In part one of Call To Action Podcast with Emmy Award winner Sergey Gordeev, we talk about moving from Russia to the USA at an early age, using your gifts to survive and thrive, to reporting on the highest level at the Fifa World Cup in 2018 for NatGeo, and much more! - Don't miss an episode and download our Call To Action Podcast app in the Apple …
 
Kwame Dawes joins Kevin Young to read “The Season of Phantasmal Peace,” by Derek Walcott, and his own poem “Before Winter.” Dawes is the author of over twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His many honors include a 2019 Windham Campbell Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the Ford Prize for …
 
He is a wildly successful A-List entrepreneur, investor and heavy hitter in the Mecca of innovation, Silicon Valley aka San Fransisco, California. He’s founded and been hired by some of the biggest software companies over the last 20 years, he’s lead capital funding rounds of over tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars, to which have lead many…
 
Ellen Bass joins Kevin Young to read “Quahogs,” by Frank X. Gaspar, and her own poem “Because.” A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Bass has received the Lambda Literary Award for poetry, the Pablo Neruda Prize for poetry, and fellowships from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.…
 
Mary Jo Bang joins Kevin Young to to discuss her translation of Dante’s Purgatorio, excerpts of which are featured on newyorker.com. Bang is a poet who has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Her latest book is “A Doll for Throwing.”…
 
Vijay Seshadri joins Kevin Young to read “The Moon and the Yew Tree,” by Sylvia Plath, and his own poem “Cliffhanging.” Seshadri is a poet whose work has been honored with the James Laughlin Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His latest book is “3 Sections,” and he recently became the poetry editor of The Paris Review.…
 
Welcome to the Call To Action Podcast #CTAP where we bring you incredible people and even more incredible stories with discussions, and topics about what it takes to sacrifice everything to overcome hardships and failures to achieve success. Drum roll please... She is crowned the Godmother of Silicon Beach. An Entrepreneur and a 3 time founder. She…
 
Eliza Griswold joins Kevin Young to discuss her poetry sequence "First Person," featured on newyorker.com. Griswold is a poet and journalist who has contributed to The New Yorker since 2003. She is the author of, most recently, "Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America," which won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction…
 
Ariel Francisco joins Kevin Young to read "By a Lake in Minnesota," by James Wright, and his own poem "Along the East River and in the Bronx Young Men Were Singing." Francisco is a poet and translator who published his debut poetry collection, "All My Heroes Are Broke," in 2017. His new book, "A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship," is forthcoming in 2020…
 
Campbell McGrath joins Kevin Young to discuss “Realism” by Czeslaw Milosz, and his own poem, “The Human Heart.” McGrath has published several poetry collections and received fellowships from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. His latest book is "Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems."…
 
Natasha Trethewey joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Charles Wright's poem "Toadstools," and her own poem "Repentance." Trethewey, a former United States Poet Laureate, is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent poetry collection is "Monument."…
 
Craig Morgan Teicher joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Forrest Gander’s poem “Son” and his own poem, also titled “Son.” Teicher is a poet and critic whose collection "The Trembling Answers" received the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. His latest book is "We Begin in Gladness: How Poets Progress."…
 
Deborah Landau joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Anne Sexton's poem "Little Girl, My Stringbean, My Lovely Woman" and her own poem "Solitaire." Landau's poetry collections include “The Uses of the Body” and “The Last Usable Hour,” both Lannan Literary Selections; the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poe…
 
Kaveh Akbar joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Ellen Bryant Voigt’s poem "Groundhog" and his own poem "What Use is Knowing Anything If No One Is Around". Akbar is the author of the poetry collection “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” as well as the recipient of a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the 2018 Le…
 
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