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Bobby Spears, Jr.

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Key Takeaways From Episode:

In this dynamic episode, Bobby Spears, Jr. and Gary Scott Thomas have an open and honest conversation about race, politics, raising kids, and more.

Also in this jam-packed episode:

  • What it means to leave a legacy for his kids
  • How not being a millionaire is a good thing
  • Changing the way minorities are viewed and how they view themselves
  • The truth about minorities and poverty
  • How the media’s portrayal of minorities and poverty is perpetuating self-limiting beliefs
  • How the media could help
  • Getting pulled out of his car because of the color of his skin
  • Being “1 step away from Armageddon”
  • How words lose meaning because of hashtags
  • What Americans really have in common
  • His rule for comedians
  • Being an observer
  • His new book
  • and more!

Quotations:

“I’m trying to leave something for my children.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

“If you give your children too much, they don’t understand the value of those things.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

“There’s a value in rolling your sleeves up.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

“When you don’t have a plan B, you throw everything into plan A.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

“I’ve never seen a crime happen in front of me.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

“People spend more time insulting and tearing down each other than having discussions.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

“Politics is supposed to be the art of compromise.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

“If you can’t laugh at yourself, you’re brittle.” ~Bobby Spears, Jr.

Guest’s Bio:

Bobby Spears, Jr. is a husband, father, and writer. Spears attended Howard University on an Annenberg Scholarship awarded in part to an academic paper he wrote on the importance of changing the ways minorities are viewed and view themselves in the media. After graduating in 1996 with a BA in television and film production, he chose to work in his family business, providing housing and attendant care to the mentally disabled. Over more than 20 years, the Spears family has grown their business into the largest privately-owned personal care provider in Pennsylvania. At their height, the company housed and cared for nearly five hundred disabled clients monthly.

During his career, Mr. Spears provided assistance to nearly ten thousand clients and families, worked with thousands of third-party health care providers, dealt with three state administration changes, and consulted for multiple entrepreneurs opening their own facilities. Spears never gave up his desire to impact the world through media, so at the age of forty-three, he decided to focus on writing and television, and film production. He is supported and motivated to succeed by his wife Adrienne and two children, Zakhari and Zoie.

Guest’s Contact Info:

David Bahnsen

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Key Takeaways From Episode:

  • Being bicoastal
  • What’s forcing people out of California
  • Moving Tax Day
  • The difference between wanting socialism and hating capitalism
  • Telling the whole story of the cogs of a free society
  • Crisis of responsibility
  • What he would say to Bernie Sanders
  • Decline of the relevance of college
  • His new book, There’s No Free Lunch
  • Consequences of inadequate self-responsibility

Quotations:

“I blame the voters.” @DavidBahnsen

“Human liberty creates a greater good.” @DavidBahnsen

“We get the government we deserve.” @DavidBahnsen

“If we sit around waiting for the government to shrink itself, we’re wasting our time.” @DavidBahnsen

“People don’t hate billionaires because they have too many zeroes and commas, they hate billionaires because they’re richer than they are.” @DavidBahnsen

Guest’s Bio:

As the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer,  David oversees the management of over $3.5 billion in client assets.

Prior to launching The Bahnsen Group, he spent eight years as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and six years as a Vice President at UBS. He is consistently named as one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and the Financial Times (2016-2021).more …

He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fox Business, and is a regular contributor to National Review. He hosts the popular weekly podcast, Capital Record, dedicated to a defense of free enterprise and capital markets. He is a regular lecturer for the Acton Institute and the Center for Cultural Leadership and writes daily investment commentary at thedctoday.com and weekly macro commentary at dividendcafe.com.

David is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute and the King’s College, both in New York City.

He is the author of several best-selling books including Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (2018), and The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World (2019). His newest book, There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths, was released in November 2021.

David’s true passions include anything related to USC football, the financial markets, politics, and Chinese food. His ultimate passions are his wife of 20+ years, Joleen, their children, Mitchell, Sadie, and Graham, and the life they’ve created together on both coasts.

Guest’s Contact Info:

  • https://twitter.com/DavidBahnsen
  • https://thebahnsengroup.com/

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick

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Main Topics:

  • Jon Bramnick’s Thoughts On Donald Trump
  • Why Controversy Sells and Why Networks Always Like To Show Extremists
  • If You Want a Voice, Become a Politician
  • Inside and Behind the Writings of Jon Bramnick’s Book “Why People Don’t Like You”

Quotations:

“Local politics are boring and it doesn’t sell, what sells is being controversial.” – Jon Bramnick

“If you want a voice in our society, I don’t care how rich you are or how famous you are, politicians have the voice.” – Jon Bramnick

“I think the Republican party knows that they don’t want the baggage of Donald Trump.” – Jon Bramnick

“Most of the time you’re voting against somebody instead of voting for somebody.” – Jon Bramnick

“Unless you’re part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.” – Jon Bramnick

“What I did was, I came up with two hundred reasons I don’t like you and each page has a different reason and it has a drawing by my wife.” – Jon Bramnick

Guest’s Bio:

Assemblyman Jon M. Bramnick is an experienced lawyer, professor, and dedicated public servant for the counties in New Jersey’s 21st district. Assemblyman Bramnick was elected by his colleagues in November 2015 to serve his third term as the Assembly Minority Leader, making him the highest-ranking member of the Republican Caucus in the Assembly.

Guest’s Contact Info:

https://votebramnick.com/

Seth David Radwell

By Author, Personal Growth, Politics No Comments

In This Episode:

  • What It’s Like Being The CEO of Major Brands Such As Proactive
  • Cancel Culture, Extremist Views, and Political Correctness
  • The Enlightenment and the Modernists Verses the Radicals
  • Why America Is a Beacon of Hope
  • Equality of Opportunity Versus Equality of Outcome
  • Rank Choice Voting and Changing Some Of The Ways We Do Elections 
  • Seth David Radwell’s Book “American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing our Nation”

Quotations:

“At every age that there’s been communication, there’s been various uses of propaganda, misinformation, and shouting. It’s not very new.” – Seth David Radwell

“That cancel culture on the left is very dangerous and detrimental as much as I think some of the extreme Right is as well because we have to be able to express ourselves.” – Seth David Radwell 

There is a part of our media model, especially in digital media, is that whatever shouts the loudest, gets the most clicks, is what gets the attention.” – Seth David Radwell

“Twelve years is a long time, you should be able to become a good legislator in twelve years. If by then, if you can’t figure out how to legislate and develop some good policies in twelve years, you’re probably the wrong person for the job.” – Seth David Radwell
“Knowledge and certainty are actually contradictory.” – Seth David Radwell

Guest’s Bio:

SETH DAVID RADWELL is an internationally known business executive with a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Columbia University. He served as President of e-Scholastic, the digital arm of the global children’s publishing and education company, and as President of Bookspan/Bertelsmann, where he oversaw all editorial, marketing, media, and digital functions for iconic brands such as Book of the Month Club and developed book clubs for a diverse readership, including Black Expressions.

Guest’s Contact Info:

sradwell@SethDavidRadwell.com