In this episode, we talk about Marshal’s introduction to Intermittent fasting, the physical/mental benefits of IF, how Marshal’s father’s diagnosis of ALS inspired him to build a life for himself around fitness, the victim mentality, and more. Without further ado, here is our exhilarating conversation with Marshal Mackenzie.
This time, we sat down with producer Justin Caruso who has toured the world with top acts like The Chainsmokers and Tiesto. Justin recently released his latest single ‘Good Parts’ which is an absolute jam. The acoustic version is live now as well so go slap that link wherever you listen to music.
Justin also performed at Moonrise festival earlier last month and will be supporting Loud Luxury on their “Nights Like This” tour in October and November in LA, Chicago, Philly, and Boston. In this episode, Justin discusses playing Jäger pong with Tiësto, studying music business at USC, developing an original sound, Fortnite, and more. Without further ado, here is our exhilarating conversation with Justin Caruso.
This time, we sat down with Nomadic Matt, real name Matthew Kepnes, a New York Times best selling author who traveled the globe for ten years straight. On this episode, we discuss why Matt does not have a set morning routine, starting conversations with strangers, relationships on the road, maximizing travel time, his new book Ten Years A Nomad and more.
This time, we sat down with Andy Nguyen (@andythenguyen), the owner and founder of Afters Ice Cream, Groundhouse Burger, PigPen Delicacy, and many other top-notch food establishments on the West Coast.
As a lifetime creative entrepreneur, Andy has grown powerhouse ventures from scratch in real estate, fashion, and now food. He is a master of putting the pieces together, getting the most out of his teams, and positioning his brands to build hype and deliver high-value products.
For Andy, the customer experience and story behind the brand is inseparable from the product. In this conversation, Andy discusses his passion for dance, bringing his streetwear mentality to the food business, how Afters Ice Cream changed the game, dropping out of school, and more. Without further ado, here is our wide-ranging conversation with Andy Nguyen.
This time, we sat down with Andrew Meagher and Cody Savonen, the brains behind Mugatunes.com. Mugatunes (@mugatunes) is a community of Tastemakers from around the country who come together to share the best music. No bots, no algorithms, no shitty music. It’s human music curation from people you can trust.
As an avid Spotify junky, I have had my heart ripped out by mismanaged playlists. So often, money, pressure from major labels, and other factors come into play for getting the top spots on Spotify and Apple Music playlists. Mugatunes is the cure for shitty music curation. Playlist creators, who Mugatunes refers to as Tastemakers, are vetted individually before being allowed to create playlists on the platform. From there, real humans vote on the best songs and playlists, which you can see out in the open on Mugatunes.com. No shady algorithms, just human-driven jams.
I’ve been bumping Mugatunes playlists for the past month since I met Cody and Drew at a rooftop party that Mugatunes was sponsoring in Brooklyn. I can attest that these playlists are miles beyond some of what some of the other major players have to offer. To put it simply, I’m addicted. On this episode, we discuss how Mugatunes works as a platform, the beginnings of Drew and Cody’s interest in music, the conversations that sparked Mugatunes in a college dorm room, and their upcoming 20 city Blockparty tour. Without further ado, here is our wide-ranging conversation with Drew and Cody of Mugatunes.
This time, we sat down with Randal Koene, a well-respected neuroscientist and founder of CarbonCopies.org, the outreach and roadmapping organization for advancing substrate independent minds. What is a substrate independent mind? Fair question. According to Carbon Copies, substrate independence is when “our cognitive processes are then no longer tied to a single version of the brain’s processing architecture. Instead, our thoughts and feelings will be able to exist on a variety of processing substrates.”
In other words, our minds, our consciousness can exist outside of our brains, the mushy stuff, potentially forever on another platform. Randal Koene has dedicated his life to mind uploading, whole brain emulation, and making it possible, as he puts it, “to choose our brain and body much as we can choose our winter or summer clothes to suit our needs.”
Randal explains the concept of mind uploading and its implications far better than I will ever be able to so I’ll let him take it from here. This topic is important, and although mind uploading may not seem like a reality, it may be closer than you think and can solve many of the problems we deal with today as we are limited by our biology. So without further ado here is our wide-ranging conversation with neuroscientist Randal Koene.
This time, we sat down with Zuby (@ZubyMusic), a professional rapper, podcast host, public speaker, and an overall creative entrepreneur. He recently gained a massive amount of attention by destroying the British Women’s Deadlift and Bench record. The video of him doing so currently has over 1.7 million views on Twitter and he’s been invited to speak on platforms like The Candace Owens Show, Louder with Crowder, The Ben Shapiro Show, and more. How did HE break the women’s records and why did he do it? We’ll get into that soon.
An Oxford graduate with a degree in computer science, Zuby quit his corporate job to become a full time, independent music artist. Since then, he has sold over 25,000 albums and recently surpassed 100k followers on Twitter alone. As a British Nigerian who grew up in Saudi Arabia, Zuby has a unique perspective of how different cultures operate. What’s normal to you is not normal to everyone else, something that I am still learning every day.
On this episode, Zuby and I get into the mindset behind breaking the Women’s British lifting records, the modern-day attack on free speech, waxing balls in women’s salons, his music career, how to talk to strangers, and more. Without further ado, I hope that you never experience getting your balls waxed and please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Zuby.
This time, we sat down with Will Witt (@TheWillWitt) of PragerU. In their own words, PragerU’s mission is to promote what is true, what is good, what is excellent, and what is noble through digital media. Will Witt runs the Man on The Street Series for PragerU where he asks strangers questions like:
Are The Police Racist?
Can someone be Gay and Republican?
Should Healthcare be free in America?
I very much enjoy Will’s videos and I’m a dedicated listener to the Candace Owens show, also a part of the PragerU Network. Like myself and many others, Will has shaped his values and political ideologies overtime alongside his view of the world. In a time where a loud minority of extremist views on social media can sway the public’s actions, it’s important to voice reasonable opinions and back them up. Will does that interestingly and effectively.
In this conversation, we discuss affirmative action, equal pay for women’s soccer, long-distance relationships, and porn. Not hard to see how those last two fit together. Without further ado, here is our wide-ranging conversation with Will Witt.
This week, we sat down with Deryck Whibley, the lead singer, songwriter, and producer of the band Sum 41. I have been listening to Sum 41 since I was 12 years old and I am incredibly grateful to have been able to sit down with Deryck and have this conversation. We spoke about the rockstar mentality, the early days of the band, their latest record Order In Decline, Deryck’s journey to sobriety, and more.
On to this week’s episode. This time Cole Cuchna, host of the Dissect podcast, sat down with us. Dissect is one of the most popular podcasts out there today. In Cole’s words, “Dissect picks one album per season and analyzes one song per episode, measure by measure, word by word.
Last year, Dissect got picked up by Spotify and Cole know makes a living off of creating the show, which puts him in an elite group of podcasters. But that was far from the case at the start of Dissect. Cole started the first season with Kendrick Lamar in his basement, while caring for a family, and working full time as the creative director of a coffee shop. He somehow managed to spend 20 hours on each episode to get it just right. 20 hours for the love of the podcast, on each episode, everything himself, and he had no idea how big this would become.
I am a regular listener of the Dissect podcast and it was an honor to speak with Cole for over an hour. It is not an exaggeration to say that he is changing the culture. As someone who makes a living off of doing what he loves, Cole is someone that I look up to and I’m grateful that we had this conversation. I hope that this episode can add a little bit to your perspective and without further ado, here is our wide-ranging conversation with Cole Cuchna.
On this episode, we sat down with tattoo artist and painter Jason Ackerman (@jasonackerman) of Soho Ink. In Jason’s own words, he likes to make people uncomfortable. And I like exploring topics that make people uncomfortable, so let's see if I can succeed in making Jason uncomfortable, if only for a moment. On this episode, we talk about drug abuse, the weirdest tattoos Jason’s ever given, painting controversial figures like Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, reuniting with his son, and more.
On our podcast with filous, we discussed the art of giving and receiving criticism. This is something that I've struggled with on both ends. How do you give someone actionable feedback on a product or service while maintaining brutal honesty? How do you take the feedback? Here are some things that have helped me and hopefully can help you.
This time, we sat down with photographer Sam Dameshek for Round 2 in person. We had Sam come by our studio in Brooklyn and had a wide-ranging conversation. We spoke about the shoot with Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes, fitness, tattoos, the benefits of building long term relationships in business, and more. Sam is an absolute beast at what he does, and hopefully, this conversation can inspire a listener to pursue what they love and harness a purpose. So without further ado, here is our eye-opening conversation with Sam Dameshek.
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of seeing Drax Project live at Soho House and was blown away. When they whipped out the saxophone I knew that I had to have them on the podcast. On this episode, Matt and Sam of Drax Project talk how the band came to be, opening for Ed Sheeran, painting houses, how they are inspired by The 1975, and more.
This time, we sat down with Dr. Ian Kerner, a licensed psychotherapist, nationally recognized sexual counselor, and author of the bestselling book She Comes First. Although the foundation of the Auxoro podcast will always be music, we’ve recently been branching out to include conversations from other lanes like business, sports, science, and other interesting fields. I want to follow my curiosity, even if it leads me outside of music, and I hope that you come along for the ride. What better subject to explore that curiosity than the art of cunnilingus, going down on a woman. In this conversation, Dr. Kerner opens up on the journey through his early sexual experiences, why the clitoris is the powerhouse of the female orgasm, the best techniques to bring pleasure to a woman with your tongue, and the concept of coreplay versus foreplay.
I’m a 25-year-old single dude in NYC and I’ve had some embarrassing sexual experiences. Sometimes it’s tough to find an outlet to talk about topics like this, which is why I’m grateful that Dr. Kerner could shed some light on how to navigate the cunnilingus department. I can personally attest that techniques and mindsets in She Comes First work and I encourage you to check it out and continue to educate yourselves sexually. Whether you are a straight man or a gay woman, or you just want to learn more about becoming a cunnilinguist and improving your clitoracy, this is the episode for you. Without further ado, here is our wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Ian Kerner.
This time, Ty James (@tyjames), an artist and producer from Indiana, talks getting girls numbers while working at Starbucks, how he keeps his confidence, and the effect his Dad has had on his music. Ty is an exciting young talent whose Instagram bio says “destined for greatness.” Without further ado, here is off the record with Ty James.
On this installment of Off The Record, Cape Francis(@capefrancismusic), who lists himself on Instagram as a musician, video editor, photographer, and Cat Dad, discusses being overweight as a kid, how Bon Iver changed his perspective on music, and balancing a full-time job with being a music artist.
This time, we sat down with the Noah Kahan, who has described himself in the past as the Jewish Ed Sheeran. The Question is, does Ed Sheeran describe himself as the Christian Noah Kahan? That’s the real mystery and we have to see if we can get some footage on that. A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of watching Noah play a small, private show at the Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC and it was a beautiful evening. We were surrounded by some edgy artwork, like a picture of Eminem holding a firecracker to his crotch and Tupac naked in the bathtub, and you what, Noah still stole the show.
That’s right Eminem, Noah looked your crotch right in the face and said, Slim, I love you, but this is my night and you’re not gonna take this from me. It was truly a divine showcase of sound. Noah has an album that just dropped, called Busyhead, and on this episode, we spoke about the creative process behind his debut album, as well as The Office, first date tips, dealing with anxiety, and more. Without further ado, here is our deep and wide-ranging conversation with Noah Kahan. It's dinner time bitches.
This time, we sat down with the man, the myth, the legend, Mikaelin ‘Blue’ Bluespruce (@mixedbyblue). Blue is a Grammy Winning Engineer and record producer, a top respected name in the industry, and most importantly, a new father and a stand-up gentleman. Blue is a relatively reserved, calm dude, much like myself, but for the next 90 or so minutes we are going to take about how he is quietly making a dent in the music game with a nonstop work ethic. He has worked with prominent artists like Solange, Skepta, and those involved on the Hamilton Mixtape.
Style-wise, Blue does not look like your typical engineer. This dude dresses fly as shit to show up to the studio with the tapered joggers, fade on point, sneaker game stupid, and that’s who he is. He brings his own brand to the beat beyond just the moves he makes in the studio. When Blue touches a track, you know it’s him, and he’s here to tell you how he developed his own unique aesthetic. In this episode, Blue discusses his early creative experiences with music, the routine that leads to greatness, the creative process with Solange, pulling all-nighters in NYU studios, the flow state of engineering, and more.
This time, we sat down with Louis Futon. I saw Louis Futon back in the day when he opened up for Odesza in Chicago November of 2017. He crushed that set and he’s been someone I’ve been trying to hunt down to speak with on the podcast, so I am ecstatic to release this conversation. In this episode, we talk about the insane beat challenges where he recreates songs from other artists like Tyler The Creator and Childish Gambino. It’s insane, he completely flips them and gives each track its own funky twist. We also talk about Louis Futon dropping out of college, the sense of smell, Adderall addiction, live shows, and the inspiration behind his debut album Way Back When.