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Actor and photographer Josh Fingerhut (Brooklyn 99, Sneaky Pete, Hawaii Five-0) shares how his casual cocaine use as a 3.5 GPA Northwestern University student led to thirteen years later almost losing his arm (and life) as an intravenous meth user while working regularly as an actor in Los Angeles. We discuss the psychology of addiction, the power …
 
Jeff talks about the new "Intelectualish" reboot and then chats with Gregg Clunis, the host of "Tiny Leaps, Big Changes" about his top 4 "meta self help tips", his new habit of running, developing consistency, and the woo-woo stigma of vision boards. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (IG) IMDB Gregg Clunis (guest) @greggclunis (Twit…
 
Jeff is joined by writer, director, and author Todd Berger (It’s A Disaster, Happytime Murders, Cover Versions, Showdown City) to discuss why recent well-meaning celebrity cause videos have elicited such strong backlash. Plus, is Maya Rudolph secretly the coolest person on earth? Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (IG) IMDB Todd Berg…
 
Food journalist Marisel Salazar brings on two nationally acclaimed chefs -- David Nayfeld of Che Fico and Eric Rivera of Addo -- to chat with Jeff about the flawed economics of the restaurant industry. This passionate conversation hits a wide range of topics: Challenges of the PPE program, reopening in the Covid Era, server vs. kitchen staff wage d…
 
Tyler "The Apple Addict" Schnabel is back to talk about Apple's 2020 WWDC introducing huge changes to Apple iPhone OS, iPad OS, MacOS going to 11 (Big Sur), and Mac saying goodbye to Intel chips. Plus Watch, Bike Maps, iPhone Widgets, App Clips, and what to expect from Apple this fall! Jeff Grace @jeffgrace Twitter @jeffgrace Instagram Tyler Schnab…
 
Jeff talks with ModelCitizenBox.com founder Sam Gostnell about the importance of wearing masks to stop the spread of Covid-19 and reopening the economy. Sam lost his directing job during the lockdown and started helping nursing homes procure surgical masks. Soon he was in the middle of the wild west PPE economy before starting a monthly subscriptio…
 
Jeff's longtime friend, Marcus Jones, a writer/director in Los Angeles chats about growing up black in Indiana, The George Floyd Protests, the "shame walk" of Mayor Jacob Frey, and concerns that "Defund The Police" will help get Trump reelected. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (IG) Marcus Jones (guest) @majesticjones (Twitter) @jo…
 
In this sometimes heated exchange, Jeff and "Accidental Twitter Provocateur" and BNN founder Matt Bilinsky discuss the media's reporting on Charlottesville, "Bannon vs. Bernie" Populism, Trump's handling of Covid19, the NBA reopening, and the nature of discourse on Twitter. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (IG) Matt Bilinsky (guest…
 
Rob Healy is back to talk all things Covid19. We talk about the bad advice from TV Doctors, Sweden Goes "Herd Immunity", Vox's Ezra Klein's hard takes on "Reopening The Economy", and the still shocking lack of testing. Jeff Grace @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (IG) Rob Healy (guest) @parttimerob (IG) @PartTimeRob (Twitter) Mentioned in this Episod…
 
Rob Healy is back to share is extensive meta-research about all things COVID-19: Should I wash my groceries? The power of masks? Why do soap bubbles kill the virus? Is the economy really going to be "back to business" by Easter? Plus understanding all the confusing data and why the UK quickly changed course on its rapid "herd immunity" plan. Jeff G…
 
Are timeshares a scam? Kevin Brennan returns with SaSo Founder Matt Brennan (Kevin's brother) for the insider's take on Timeshares! One of Matt's early careers was as a high-end timeshare salesman for some of the top vacation destinations in the world. Kevin sold "lower end" time shares during his days as a touring musician. Together, they talk abo…
 
Jeff chats with Devin Gordon of The Atlantic about his article "Why Is Joe Rogan So Popular?" They discuss how the left misunderstands Joe Rogan's politics, his rise to becoming "the next Tim Ferris", the war on "bro culture", and how Rogan might be the best hope to break the spell of Trump. Jeff Grace @jeffgrace Twitter @jeffgrace Instagram Keith …
 
Jeff & Tyler record first impressions right after the September 10th Apple Keynote that launched the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, The New iPad, Apple Watch Series 5, and pricing info about Apple TV+ and Arcade (hint: $4.99). We chat about missing rumored products and features: Two-way charging, Sleep Tracking, Apple "Tile" competitor, Macbook 16",…
 
This is an interview with Jeff from "My Instruction Manual" by Keith McArthur. Keith gets Jeff to open up about his first acting gig on Mad Men with Jon Hamm, being forced to take Franklin Covey organization classes at his first job in advertising, his goals for Self Obsessed, his obsession with finding the perfect email system, and the "culty" sid…
 
Jeff chats with staff writer for The Atlantic and Preventative Medicine M.D., James Hamblin, about his recent articles about Probiotics, The Gut Biome, and recent trends in diet including, Intermittent Fasting, Keto, Veganism, and "eating apples from the top down." Jeff Grace @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Instagram) James Hamblin @jameshamblin T…
 
Jeroen Kraaijenbrink of Forbes talks about his article "Why Self Help Books Don't Work (And How To Nevertheless Benefit From Them)" and his new "meta self help book" on how to keep social media and information overload from making you "go bananas." Jeff Grace @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Instagram) Jeroen Kraaijenbrink @JKraaijenbrink(Twitter) …
 
Kristin Wong of The New York Times is back to chat with Jeff about how to negotiate a higher salary whether you are starting at a new company, working freelance, or feel overdue for a raise at your current job. They discuss "anchoring", debate "who should put forth the first number", and why you could lose $500K over a lifetime by not actively nego…
 
This week Jeff speaks with filmmaker turned visual artist, Bret Roberts about how a sobriety intervention changed the course of his life over eight years ago. He has since taken up painting and is now a globally recognized artist. Brett and Jeff go way back and talk about how they met in college, how they have maintained a friendship over a series …
 
This week Jeff chats with KENT founder Stacy Anderson on launching brands on Kickstarter, sustainable fashion, and best practices to being a successful entrepreneur. Jeff Grace @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Instagram) Stacy Anderson Annual Brief Kickstarter (ends July 3rd) @KENTwoman Mentioned in This Episode The Annual Brief Kickstarter WeFirst…
 
This week I'm joined by Nick Douglas of Lifehacker to talk about his article "The Tasks You're Doing in the Wrong Order", mastering Email overload, Reddit, and why you should read less (bad) books. Jeff Grace @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Instagram) Nick Douglas Bradley @toomuchnick (Twitter) Mentioned in this Episode Lifehacker: The Tasks You'r…
 
I'm back with Paul Duddridge, who’s current podcast, Election 2020: Meet The Candidates, is his attempt as a Brit, to interview all 500+ candidates running for president in 2020. Paul is a rare Trump advocate living in Los Angeles, and we have a lively discussion about the positives he sees in Trump and how his growing up on welfare in the UK makes…
 
Jeff speaks with BuzzFeed journalist Jane Bradley, who wrote the year-long investigative story "Unlimited Power" about the sexual misconduct accusations against the world’s most famous self-help personality, Tony Robbins. The two-part series details allegations of sexual misconduct in the late 1990s and early 2000s by former employees and seminar a…
 
Dig in all things Apple productivity as Jeff and Tyler geek out about Apple WWDC 2019. They discuss how the new iPad OS will make the iPad the productivity laptop of the very near future. Also, they talk about the return to a "cheese-grater" Mac Pro, Jeff's theory that Catalyst/Marzipan is a trojan horse for Apple to move to ARM laptop chips, disap…
 
This week Jeff chats with Writer/Director/Producer and former UK talent agent, Paul Duddridge, who was Jeff's first mentor upon moving to Los Angeles. Paul eventually directed Jeff's first stand-up special Jeff Grace: Live In Los Angeles and was instrumental in convincing him to direct his first feature film. Paul talks about growing up on the UK w…
 
Jeff talks with TV/Film editor and longtime friend Kyle Martin about his mysterious life reboot, Burning Man, moving to Hawaii to live in a tent, and how "surviving" a false nuclear missile launch changes a man's perspective on life. Jeff Grace (Host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Instagram) Kyle Martin (Guest) Instagram - @virtual_kyle Mentione…
 
Sarah Charmoli is the Director of Operations of Effiji Breath, a breathwork training center founded by Elijah Nisenboim with workshops being held all over the country. Jeff chats with her about "The Iceman" Wim Hof, alternative healing, and the key differences between meditation and breathwork. Jeff Grace (Host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Ins…
 
Ariel Garten is the founder of InteraXon, the creators of the first consumer neurofeedback EEG device, Muse. Jeff, a long time user of Muse, chat's with her about EEG guided meditation, neurofeedback ADD treatments, the future of machine-to-brain interfaces, and her favorite brain supplements. **Special Self Obsessed 15% discount link on the Muse h…
 
Jeff and Matt/Kyle of Hazart discuss how Youtube and podcasting are fueling a long-form intellectual revolution called The Intellectual Dark Web. If you have recently started hearing names like Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, The Young Turks, ContraPoints or Ben Shapiro, then you might already know about The IDW. We discuss key players and …
 
Nate Hale is one of the world's top orchestral bassoonists. We originally met during my podcast with director Marc Webb as he was in town auditioning for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. We caught up recently to talk about the incredibly high stress audition process for the top symphony orchestras, the widespread use of Beta-Blockers by orchestral mus…
 
Following this week's 3/25 Apple Event, Jeff and Tyler debate if Apple's shift into "services" is good for consumer productivity and pocketbooks. They also talk about their mixed opinions about the new iPad Mini, iPad Air, Airpods, Apple Credit Card, Apple News, Apple Arcade, and the murky direction of Apple's TV strategy. Lastly, Jeff talks about …
 
Jeff chats with actor/writer/director Linas Phillips (Rainbow Time, Twin Peaks, Eastbound & Down) about his recent two-year journey out of depression through the works of Byron Katie ("The Work) and Eckhart Tolle ("The Power of Now"). Along the way, we talk about advice he received from Jay Duplass, going to the movies with Werner Herzog, and the p…
 
Jeff chats with the founder of Super Fun Productions, Rob Healy, about his passion to better understand the neuroscience behind various smart drugs (nootropics) that can improve memory, creativity, cognition, and can stave off age-related memory decline. We talk about the long term dangers of stimulants, the racetam class of drugs that are banned i…
 
NOTE: Some listeners reported the previous MP3 file for this episode wasn't playing on certain players. This is a repost to fix that and should now play on all platforms. Jeff chats with actress Claudia Christian (9-1-1, Castle, Babylon 5) about her Ted Talk on how she used a pill called Naltrexone to cure her alcoholism and once again drink in mod…
 
Jeff chats with actress Claudia Christian (9-1-1, Castle, Babylon 5) about her Ted Talk on how she used a pill called Naltrexone to cure her alcoholism and once again drink in moderation. It's a growing alternative "non abstinence" alternative to AA for treating drinking disorders that has become her life's work. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace (Twitt…
 
Jeff chats with YouAte founder Tom Kiss about losing 80lbs in one year, recent trends in dieting, emotional eating, the limits of calorie tracking, and his fast growing YouAte app that just was accepted into the highly prestigious Techstar incubator. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Instagram) Jeff Grace (IMDB) Tom Kiss (guest) @k…
 
Jeff and Molly Worthen talk about her article in the New York Times titled "The Pod Bros Want To Optimize Your Life." They talk about the rapidly growing self-help movement in podcasting and on Youtube lead by Tim Ferris, Joe Rogan, Sam Harris, Aubrey Marcus, Lewis Howes, and more. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace (Twitter) @jeffgrace (Instagram) Jeff …
 
Jeff talks to Lloyd Evans from the popular John Cedars YouTube channel (2.5 million viewers) about his escape from the Jehovah’s Witness faith, Jordan Peterson, Brexit, tactics of cults in politics, and how skepticism isn’t the same as cynicism. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace Twitter @jeffgrace Instagram IMDB Lloyd Evans (guest) @cedarsjwsurvey Twitt…
 
Jeff takes an ADD quiz with longtime friend and writer/director Todd Berger (Happytime Murders, It’s A Disaster) to discover they have a surprising ammount in common when it comes to Attention Deficit, their history with Ritalin/Adderall, and the strategies they use to keep focused as writer/directors working in Hollywood. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgr…
 
Jeff chats with military sleep scientist Dr. Rob Carter III, author of The Morning Mind, about sleep, diet, and circadian rhythms. Dr. Rob Carter III, FACSM, FAIS, a US Army Officer, is an expert in human performance and has adjunct appointments at various academic institutions. Find more about the book: HarperCollinsLeadership.com/the-morning-mind…
 
Jeff chats with Keith McArthur of My Instruction Manual. Keith got a second chance at life in 2017 when his sister donated her kidney for transplant. Now he writes and podcasts about his journey to becoming happier and healthier. Keith is the creator of My Instruction Manual -- a website, podcast, and book series providing high-quality, personal-de…
 
Jeff chats with Drew McCoy from popular Youtube channel Genetically Modified Skeptic. Drew is an atheist, but even more than that, a skeptic. He has strict standards of evidence and holds doubt as a virtue. In this episode, we discuss his experience growing up a devout fundamentalist Christian in Texas, what caused him to start one of the leading "…
 
Jeff chats with Molly McHugh from The Ringer about how to go Amazon free this holiday season, tips to reduce your screen time, Apple as accidental privacy advocate, the MarK Duplass Twitter controversy regarding Ben Shapiro, the IDW, the attention economy, and why internet companies escape classic antitrust classifications. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffg…
 
// NOTE: These is some microphone rustle during this podcast. Sorry for the audio inconvenience. // Jeff chats with Michael Jay Moon about neuro-linguistic programming, a form of therapy or a way of thinking about the mind that started in the 70s. Michael has lived and worked in Silicon Valley for the last 40 years. In this episode, Michael shares …
 
Is Landmark (a.k.a. The Landmark Forum) a cult? Jeff and his longtime friend Adam Adair (an entrepreneur) discuss how Adam got involved in the controversial self-help organization Landmark. They discuss Landmark's high pressure recruitment style, odd bathroom policy, and it sometimes being described as a "cult". They also discuss how Landmark chang…
 
Jeff chats with writer Hussein Kesvani (Vice, HuffPost and The Gaurdian) about his Mel Magazine article on "Hustle Porn" and the culture of self help on Youtube. Check out the article - https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/rise-grind-and-ruin-the-dangerous-fetishization-of-hustle-porn Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace Twitter @jeffgrace Instagram Hussein…
 
Jeff chats with author Cait Flanders about alcohol, debt, and consumerism. Check out Cait Flanders' new book - The Year of Less Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace Twitter @jeffgrace Instagram Cait Flanders @CaitFlanders Twitter @CaitFlanders Instagram Mentioned in this Episode... Books I Will Teach You to be Rich Hyperfocus Deep Work People Anthony Ongar…
 
Jeff chats with author Rosecrans Baldwin about his riveting GQ article “My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside L.A.’s Cult of Betterness”, what constitutes a “cult”, and how the aggressive leadership style of President Trump is similar to that of cult leaders. GQ Article: My Life Cleanse: One Month Inside L.A.’s Cult of Betterness by Rosecrans Baldwin -…
 
Jeff chats with film/podcast producer and cinema journalist Ryland Aldrich about his experience attending the Tony Robbins “Unleash The Power Within” 4 day program, producing Folk Hero & Funny Guy, organizational systems, and Ryland’s teen days getting tear-gassed at the 1999 Seattle WTO protests. Jeff Grace (host) @jeffgrace Twitter @jeffgrace Ins…
 
Jeff and Tyler break down yesterday's Brooklyn Apple Event. They discuss if the iPad is the future of the entry level Mac, why the Macbook 12 isn't an "Air", the odd pricing segmentation of the Mac laptop lineup, and try to figure out if the powerful new Mac Mini is still hobbled with a lame Intel graphics card (a.k.a. can this thing power Premier …
 
This is the definitive "daily task list" podcast. Listener Note: Swipes App fans skip ahead to 14:30 to get straight into the interview with Kasper. Jeff takes the first 14:29 to describe the 6 fundamentals of forming a lasting "daily task list" habit. They are... Use the same notebook, planner, or app to capture all tasks. Dump your brain of all t…
 
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