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E47: Tom Segura


Comedian Tom Segura comes on for a second show with AJ. They talk about their newborns, kids playing football, counseling, and more in this hilariously random chat. Tom just released his second successful 1 Hour special on Netflix Mostly Stories, streaming now.

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E46: James “Iron Cowboy” Lawrence


“Just be empowered to do that hard thing in your life… however low you are, wherever you are, there’s someone out there that loves you and there’s someone out there that can support you and there’s a way to climb out of it.” Known as the Iron Cowboy, James Lawrence completed an absolutely unprecedented and mind-boggling 50 ironman-distance triathlons in 50 states in just 50 days. This involves swimming 2.4 miles, pedaling your bike 112 miles and then running a marathon, 26.2 miles every single day for 50 days straight traveling through the night to the next starting line in the neighboring state. James completed this challenge with his wife and 5 children along his side for the entire journey. Previously James had set the Guiness Book of World Records for most half-ironman races completed in a year (22) and the most full distance ones (30). This feat shattered the later, and it’s an amazing story.

Follow James on Twitter @IronCowboyJames
Instagram: @ironcowboyjames
Facebook: @Ironcowboy
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E45: Robert Greene


Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, and The 50th Law. His highly anticipated fifth book, Mastery, examines the lives of great historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, Paul Graham and Henry Ford and distills the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters. In addition to having a strong following within the business world and a deep following in Washington, DC, Greene’s books are hailed by everyone from war historians to the biggest musicians in the industry (including Jay-Z and 50 Cent).

Greene attended U.C. Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a degree in classical studies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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E44: Josh Duhamel


Josh Duhamel is an actor, former model, previous college football quarter back, you name it. He’s well known as Leo du Pres on the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children along with NBC’s prime time drama, Las Vegas, where he was head of security Danny McCoy. Josh has won the title of Male Model of the Year and acted in the Transformers trilogy. Josh is married to singer Fergie and they have a son together. AJ and Josh chat about a little of everything from Sports to intimidating meetings to air-brushed abs on movie sets.

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E43: Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday


Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company. He’s the author of three books – Trust Me I’m Lying, Growth Hacker Marketing, and The Obstacle Is The Way which is discussed extensively in this episode.

You can follow Ryan on Twitter @RyanHoliday
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E42: Pam Oliver

Pam Oliver


Pam Oliver is a journalist known for her work on the sidelines for various NBA and NFL games. She started her career in 1985 as a news reporter. Pam joined ESPN in 1993 and moved on to join Fox Sports in 1995 where she worked on the sidelines for games with the network’s number-one broadcast team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. In 2005 she also joined TNT as a sideline reporter for their NBA Playoffs coverage. Today she’s still at Fox Sports reporting from the sidelines on game days.

Please follow Pam on Twitter @serioustomboy

E41: Gerry Matalon



Gerry Matalon is a seven-time Emmy Award recipient. He’s also actively involved in programs for mentoring, diversity, and recruitment. Most recently Gerry was the Senior Coordinating Producer of On-Air Talent Development for ESPN TV Production and ESPN Radio. His duties included on-air performance evaluation, personal coaching, and career management. He also works closely with on-air personnel to identify growth opportunities. From 2005-2008 he was in charge of studio content for live game coverage on ESPN and ESPN2, the network’s highest-priority programs. His responsibilities included overseeing producers, coordination of staffers, technical operations, and programming budget. It’s an honor to have Gerry on the show.

Please follow Gerry on Twitter @GerryMatalon

E40: Ryan Grant



Ryan Grant is hard working former teammate of AJ’s. He was a running back for the Green Bay Packers originally signed by the New York Giants but was traded to the Packers shortly before the 2007 season. He played college football at Notre Dame, under head coaches Bob Davie and Tyrone Willingham, where he rushed for over 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Grant had a very successful first season with the Packers, rushing for almost 1,000 yards, including five 100+ yard games, in 10 starts. He set franchise records with 201 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns in the Packers’ divisional playoff game win against the Seattle Seahawks, a performance for which he was heavily praised, as they went on to reach the NFC Championship Game. He also spent some time with the Washington Redskins before returning to Green Bay in 2012.


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