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The Bunker is a podcast about people and their stories. Almar Hilmarsson, aka the Midlifecrisiswarrior talks to fascinating people about where they come from, what they do, and how the hell they ended up where they are now. They tell us how they overcame challenges, why they made the choices they made, and how they somehow moved from one place in life to another. Every person is a universe, and in The Bunker you never know what’s coming. The Bunker is recorded in Prague in the Czech Republic
 
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Lars Jyde Nielsen is a certified Free Diving instructor, a father of seven children and has a long international career in management. He was born in Denmark and his dream was to go into the military to be a diver but health issues prevented him from doing that. So very randomly he started a career for a carpet retail chain that took him to Poland,…
 
Lenka Vagnerová is an independent choreographer, dance teacher and dancer on the contemporary Czech and International dance scene. In 2012 she founded her dance group Lenka Vagnerová & Company which has since its inception won numerous awards both locally and internationally. Lenka visited my show and told me about her childhood under communist rul…
 
Gabriela Dittrichova is the author of the upcoming book The (R)evolution of Love, a co-founder of the feminist magazine Vagina-Nomics and an operations manager at Femme Palette which helps women advance in their careers and professional development with a mentoring program. She visited my Bunker and told me about her journey, how she as a very well…
 
The FBI helicopter was hovering over their building, then Emiliano knew something was off..... Emiliano Sanchez was born and raised in Costa Rica where Pura Vida is the mantra that the Costa Ricans live by. Today he is an recognised international expert in online gambling who has worked and consulted over 30 different Casinos, poker brands and spor…
 
Geoff Tyson has lived his life in the music industry since he was 15 years old. Growing up in Berkeley California which was a hotspot for new rock and metal music in the early 80's. There he witnessed the rise of bands such as Metallica, Megadeth and Testament to name a few. From the age of 13 he was a private student of the legendary guitar virtuo…
 
Soon after the fall of the Iron Curtain a young Lucie Rosecka left her home in the Czech Republic to spend a year in the UK as an au pair....she stayed away for 17 years. During that time she lived in Brighton, Mallorca Ibiza, Greece and basically went wherever life took her. She went from boys to girls both, danced at some of Europe's biggest nigh…
 
"Bad" Jeff Cohen is the owner of one of Prague's most popular restaurants, Bad Jeff's Barbeque. Raised in Florida in the US, Jeff has been in gastro since an early age and has cooked in over 100 restaurants and for some of the world's biggest celebrities and politicians. Jeff told me his story, the story of gastro in his family, his troubles in sch…
 
Paula Arendasova is a certified Twerk coach and a master student in psychology. She was born in Nitra, a small town in Slovakia and her parents supported her in whatever she wanted to try and achieve. However whenever she achieved something that raised attention to her, her schoolmates bullied her because of the size of her butt. So over time she s…
 
Andrej Nestrasil is a professional Ice Hockey player, he has captained the Czech national team in hockey, played for teams in the NHL in the US, in Russia and now just signed a contract with a top Czech team. Most of his major achievements have come after a spine injury that would have ended most people's career. But Andrej is cut from a different …
 
Dashi Stardust is a musician, actress, podcaster, dancer, model and she also does web designs from time to time. She visited my bunker and told me her story that started in a small town in Slovakia just after communism ended. Things were a bit more old fashioned than what we are used to nowadays so when her brother came out as gay back in the early…
 
Omar Sattar's family emigrated from Pakistan to Scotland where he eventually was born. He went to University and made a career in real estate that eventually got him to Prague where he currently lives with his family. Omar has had a very interesting journey which has been heavily influenced by his family background and religion. Omar had to hide aw…
 
Davíð Arnórsson and his business partner opened the Artic Bakehouse in Prague in 2018. Their amazing bakery became an instant hit in the city and they both became icons of their neighborhood. It is not uncommon to hear people refer to them as Mr Loveballs which is a direct translation of a traditional Icelandic pastry ástarpungar. Davíð is extremel…
 
Simona Barbry is a trainer, coach with a passion to assist people and companies to feel happier, more fulfilled and in general to increase the quality of their approach in life. She told me a bit about her very interesting life that includes her plan of hitchhiking around the world with 100 german marks in her pocket to be wanted by Interpol. Simon…
 
Is being woke a new religion? Is it mass psychosis or just a normal development of the world we live in? Was Covid a goldmine for woke people? Richard Grannon visited my Bunker again. Richard's mission is to assist humans with life by giving them insights from psychology and philosophy. We talked about collective narcissism, self identity and lack …
 
Sean Ríordáin is from an Irish family and was born and raised in New Jersey , the home of the Sopranos. After living in the US, Mexico and Spain he ended up in Prague where he does stand up comedy, makes rap music, teaches young kids and does charity work. We talked about life in the US when he was growing up, how the Irish embrace their background…
 
Katarzyna Byrtek is a feminist, activist, podcaster, teacher and guide book writer. As if that is not enough then she also has an alter ego called Zorya Blue who is a very talented Burlesque dancer. We discussed her journey, how she got into Burlesque dancing and how and if it fits with feminism. You will also be surprised to hear how much effort a…
 
Omar is born in the Czech Republic but as one could guess from his name, then his family background is elsewhere. It was fine when he was a young kid, nobody cared that he was different until 911 happened, then overnight it changed. He told me his story, how he got accidentally into Masterchef on TV and overnight became known. With that came a lot …
 
Madison was born in the north of England, she was a pretty normal teenager, got herself a University degree in design and worked for an Icelandic company as a designer in Prague. She had a boyfriend and they had a child. Pretty straight forward right? Then the relationship ended and Madison did a career transformation and became an escort girl, tra…
 
Gabriel Matula is a photographer from Argentina who has been living and working in Europe for the past 7-8 years. He visited the Bunker and described the mentality of the Argentine nation as it appears to him and explained why they always loved Maradona no matter what mess he made. On top of that we covered Gabriel's journey, how the hell he got to…
 
Lenka was traumatised in her mothers womb and has been searching for healing from early teenage years. Born and raised under communism in the Czech Republic Lenka's path led her to Jehovah's Witnesses which she was part of for a few years, then onwards to England where she got into Cranial Sacral Therapy. She has experimented with psychedelics, aya…
 
Sofia is a well educated young woman, daughter of a diplomat, talented, good looking. She was an award winning student in private schools all over the world and was on the poetry team! Perfect picture right? Not when you dig deeper. Her father was very abusive and the constant moving made her rootless. She has been dealing with these issues in the …
 
The Prince of Polo Naveed's family emigrated from Pakistan to Manchester UK shortly before he was born. His parents died tragically when he was just 9 and he ended up in an orphanage for a while. Naveed went on to have a career in top management, which eventually took him to Prague. It was the type of career that most people would just hang on to a…
 
Barbora Langer and Dimana Mabhena are the ambassadors for the Prague chapter of Future Females which is a global movement to inspire more female entrepreneurs, and better support their success. Established in 2017 in South Africa, Future Females provide a platform digitally, physically and emotionally where women can connect, inspire and collaborat…
 
Get overwhelmed easily by lights, sounds, smells and such? Do you get stressed when there is a lot to do? Feel bad after seeing violent movies? After a busy day do you need to withdraw yourself to relief? If this is the case you might belong to 15-20% of the world population in what is called Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP). Pavlína Hanzíková is one…
 
Marlene Wilfing was born into a family of wine farmers in Austria and studied Dutch language. She was planning a career in translations or anything where her Dutch skills could come in handy..........but then her long term relationship ended and she went to Prague where she was reborn as the musician Marley Wildthing! She came to my Bunker and told…
 
The rapper Johnny Youngblood was born in Portsmouth, Virginia (crime rate 132% higher than US average!). He was born with a defect that has influenced his life until this day. Johnny could easily have gone down a path that would have led to no good but he kept on going and still does despite numerous setbacks including bullying, sexual abuse and dr…
 
Silvie Lauder is an awarded journalist, at the magazine Respekt, in the Czech Republic. For over a decade she has been an influential writer on politics and has covered some of the biggest stories and people in that world. Lately she has become very active in writing about feminism and equality. A lot of people see her as a threat to the status quo…
 
Tomas Müller was a teenage champion in cross country skiing, then he became a champion in investments and consulting, all before 30! He turned his back on it and went after his childhood passion, video games. He is now the CEO of an esport team. Believe it or not then that is a real business, pro players, sponsors, fans, training camps and the work…
 
How the hell did Carmine Rodi go from crime infested Napoli to become a standup comedian in Prague? Carmine Rodi is so much more though, role playing games (not the ones you imagined first though), storyteller, coach, blogger, video game player, critic and a family guy.... https://www.facebook.com/carminestandup https://carminerodi.net/…
 
How the hell do a few teenage friends from Iceland go, from driving a pastel blue VW beetle for a photo shoot in the cemetery black metal style, to play for thousands of fans worldwide today? Addi the frontman of Sólstafir visited the bunker. He has been knocked down multiple times but never gave up. Addi never had a plan b......it was rock or bust…
 
How the hell do you go from military training to cocaine addiction and then work your way back from the edge of disaster to become a published author, youtuber and a well known expert in dealing with narcissistic abuse? Richard Grannon, the Spartan Life Coach, came to The Bunker to tell his story, explain Neuro Linguistic Programming, Narcissism an…
 
How the hell did Kraig become an Icon in Prague? Hear about that as well as, barbering, masculinity, Donald Trump, Eurovision, how he and Deep Purple's former singer sang together and last but not least the one and only, Santa Claus! https://www.americanbarberinprague.com/By Almar Hilmarsson
 
How the hell does a girl from a small French town end up as a contemporary dancer in Prague, with a detour in Northern Sweden? Fanny Barrouquère enters The Bunker to talk about how she fought her way through a traumatic childhood of domestic violence and alcohol abuse. She had a million reasons to give up, but she didn't. https://www.facebook.com/f…
 
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