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Founded by David Clark, a former 320-pound alcoholic, drug addict, food junkie turned accomplished endurance athlete, bestselling author, plant-based fighter, and happiness warrior. Ultramarathoner and coach Bill Stahl is continuing David's legacy to bring you inspirational stories of ordinary people overcoming alcoholism, addiction, obesity, or catastrophic injuries or illnesses to accomplish epic achievements like running ultramarathons, climbing Everest, etc. We also bring you world-class ...
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Wild ideas. Wild growth. Every Wednesday morning a new entrepreneur shares the wildly creative and unusual ways they grew their business - and teaches you how to do it, too. Hear the minds behind WordPress, Stacy's Pita Chips, Drybar, NFL RedZone, Big Mouth Billy Bass, the voice of Bart Simpson, and more Wild stories. Hosted by Max Branstetter, Founder and Podcast Producer at MaxPodcasting
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In January, 2022, episode #187, we brought to you the story of Holocaust survivor Lili Berliner. It is to this day, our episode with the highest number of downloads. We recently lost Lili at the age of 97, and I thought, in a first for the WASP, that we should replay this episode both for those of you who heard it earlier, as well as for those who …
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Margo Jordan, the Founder and CEO of Enrichly, joins the show to share her journey from serving in the Army to helping kids boost their self-esteem through games and e-learning. Hear why self-esteem is so important, how to find your ideal client, how to build tech as a non-tech founder, the creative games on Enrichly, and her favorite video game of…
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Trevor Farnes founded MTN OPS, a self-described outdoor performance supplements company. You may ask why you would listen to a chat about another company in this crowded space, but you will quickly find out that MTN OPS is a very different kind of company. For one, their customers are not anonymous buyers but part of a community that shares experie…
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Priscila Martinez, the Founder and CEO of The Brand Agency, joins the show to share her journey from the world’s most beautiful college campus to starting the award-winning PR agency that works with Fortune 5 clients and celebrities. Hear how to work with bigger clients, how to land big features as a startup, the best way to pitch press, how to kee…
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What a difference a year makes. After a bunion that broke through the skin and eventually resulted in surgery wiped out pretty much all of my running and other activities in 2023, this year has seen me excitedly get back into doing big things - whether it was an amazing mountaineering trip in Chile, tearing out the turf in part of my yard and repla…
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Hilah Stahl, the Co-Founder and CEO of Spoak, joins the show to share her journey from working on bizarre reality TV shows to creating the easy online platform for interior design. Hear how to build software in a new category, identify the personas of your customers, recognize when to stop, load the dishwasher like Tetris, and the secret to making …
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Bill Shufelt, the Co-Founder and CEO of Athletic Brewing Co., joins the show to share his journey from working at a top hedge fund to starting the biggest non-alcoholic craft brewery in the US. Hear how he discovered the opportunity for non-alcoholic craft beer, how to reinvent a product category, what’s driven the success of Athletic Brewing, the …
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After Nick Jonsson, a Swedish-born, Southeast Asian businessman, found the mounting stresses of his job and climbing the corporate ladder untenable, he began drinking heavily, abandoned his fitness regimen, and put on a ton of weight, leading to him losing his job, as well as his wife and son. After getting help to control his alcoholism, Nick, who…
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Dal LaMagna, the Founder of Tweezerman, joins the show to share his journey from starting Tweezerman with $500 to selling the iconic tweezer business for $57 million. Hear the first person you should hire, the Equilateral Triangle of Focus for your business, why you should fear success more than failure, the best lasagna Dal LaMagna’s ever had, and…
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On a bike ride on an open road in New Jersey in 2011, Ron Gold was struck head-on by an SUV whose driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel even though it was the middle of the day. He barely survived, suffering critical injuries, and was left a paraplegic. It was bad enough the driver was totally unapologetic about causing this tragic event. Ron s…
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Stephen Lease, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Octopus of goodr, joins the show to share his journey from ultradistance marathons to creating the best running sunglasses ever invented. Hear how a 100-miler works, how he comes up with goodr’s iconic designs and names, how to grow your flock of flamingos aka your team, how to create a fun place to…
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The We Are Superman Podcast has hit 300 episodes... we think. But thanks to David's impetus, inspirational WASP guests have touched millions of listeners around the world. Or at least thousands. After a quick historical recap, I'm honored to bring you my recounting of my truly amazing trip to Chile and climbing peaks in the Andes as high as almost …
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Tina Sharkey, the Advisor, Professor, and Co-Founder of Brandless and iVillage, joins the show to share her journey from working at Sesame Street to disrupting the categories that demand our attention today. Hear how she got the job with Sesame Workshop, how to manage your time as an advisor, when you are most productive, how she coined the term so…
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Imagine you are an 18-year-old and you have worked your entire life and gotten to the cusp of achieving your dream of playing hockey on the Division 1 collegiate level and then the NHL, and suddenly you are told that your dream is now kaput due to a health issue. That was the reality faced by David Carle, a star defenseman from Anchorage, Alaska fo…
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Dr. Juan Salinas, the Founder and CEO of P-nuff, joins the show to share his journey from bodybuilder to creating the peanut protein puff and ripping off his shirt on Shark Tank. Hear what Mark Cuban is like in real life, how to find the right mix of ingredients, how to get distribution in major retailers, how sports and fitness help you as an entr…
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This past late winter I met a truly impressive group of athletes on a trip to the rugged and beautiful, high-elevation Atacama Desert of Chile. One of these is Kat Edwards of Richmond, Va. A relative newcomer to ultrarunning at 24 years old, and having never experienced performing at altitude, Kat crushed climbing peaks of 16,000 and 18,000 feet be…
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Kordel France, the Founder and CTO of Theta Diagnostics, joins the show to share his journey from self-driving tractors to developing the sense of smell in robots and machines. Hear how smell sensors work, the top use cases for machines that can smell, how to convince potential clients your technology isn’t too futuristic, the dog breed with the be…
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This is a very special and personal episode for me. I want to introduce you to Nate Zayonc, a young man whom I am very proud of. His life was not in the most positive place a bit more than a year ago, but now he is thriving as a private in the U.S. Army. Nate was a top distance runner on the cross country and track teams at Bear Creek H.S. where I …
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Sam Rosen, the Co-Founder and CEO of Deskpass, joins the show to share his journey from starting a rollerblading delivery service growing up to making coworking spaces easier to reserve than ever. Hear how he started the first coworking space in Chicago, the most creative coworking spaces, how to manage thousands of customers, his favorite lessons …
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Erika De Santi, Co-Founder of WeRoad, joins the show to share her journey from a life-changing trip to Peru to creating the group travel and adventure company used by hundreds of thousands of Millennials. Hear how to design the trip of a lifetime, build a community, embrace Plan B, the most unique trips on WeRoad, and the hardest Italian words to p…
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Scott Dikkers, Founder of The Onion and Bestselling Author of How to Write Funny, joins the show to share his journey from cartoonist to building one of the funniest newspapers and websites in history. Hear the time he got stalked by Saul Goodman, how The Onion comes up with its headlines, how it evolved formats over the years, how to write funny j…
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Jack Rubalcave and I are at the end of our now-four-part summation of our amazing trip to Asia this past fall. I hope you’ve gotten a lot out of hearing about our adventures and that we have helped inspire you to go explore the world yourself. As you have been hearing, we encountered so many unexpected experiences, but they were almost all positive…
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Greg Berry, the Founder and CEO of Municibid and Surplus.com, joins the show to share his journey from city councilman to creating the online government surplus auction marketplace. Hear the most random items ever sold on Municibid, how to manage an online marketplace, whether to focus on buyers or sellers, how to nail a cross-country road trip in …
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Katie Thomson, the Co-Founder and CEO of Square Baby, joins the show to share her journey from first-ever Nutritionist at Starbucks to creating the only organic baby food offering 100% daily nutrition. Hear how to leave your dream job, come up with fun and delicious flavors, find customers, how we develop taste preferences, and the best flavor comb…
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David Sauers, the Co-Founder of Royal Restrooms, joins the show to share his journey from porta-potty horror story to creating the luxury portable restroom franchise across the country. Hear how to differentiate your product and service, find your target customer, start a franchise, unusual fun facts about toilets, and the most notable celebrity we…
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Tim Kaufman fell victim to all of the classic American poor lifestyle choices. He ate primarily processed food – and large quantities of it. After surgery related to a crippling disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, doctors prescribed painkillers and soon he was hooked on them. Like most addicts, he connived ways to get more of them and even more …
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Camilla Opperman Morse, the Founder and CEO of Nimbus, joins the show to share her journey from selling late night grilled cheese and cookie dough to cooking up the innovative shared kitchen company. Hear how to run your business more efficiently, expand to multiple locations, raise funding from angel investors, the best business lessons from gymna…
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Jack Rubalcave, my 24-year old traveling companion, with whom I’ve previously traveled to Portugal, the Azores, and Ecuador, took an amazing 3½-week long trip to Asia this fall, and we want to share with you some of our adventures and inspire you to seek your own. We carried nothing but a backpack, took 13 flights, visited seven incredibly interest…
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Nicole Smith, the Founder and CEO of Flytographer, joins the show to share her journey from selling her car to stay in business to creating the vacation photo marketplace that’s captured over 4 million memories in nearly 400 cities around the world. Hear how to sleep on a trampoline, turn your side hustle into a full-time business, stay easy to wor…
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March is Women's History month, and on this episode of Talking Classic Cars, Wayne Carini sits down with Shirley Muldowney, the First Lady of Drag Racing, Cindy Cisson, Executive Director of Women in Motorsports North America and Terri Coppens, General Manager of Stahl's American Auto Experience for three great interviews conducted at the fabulous …
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If you think you can’t accomplish a lot of change and challenge yourself to achieve new goals in a short amount of time, then you’ll benefit from listening to this chat with Diarra Cropper. I’ve gotten to know the ever-enthusiastic Diarra through the Black Men Run community. Black Men Run is a dynamic nationwide organization that is a movement that…
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Peter Rojas, the Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Gizmodo and Engadget, joins the show to share his journey from being intrigued by the early days of Wi-Fi to starting some of the most popular tech blogs on the planet. Hear how to decide what to post about, how to grow your audience quickly, the time Peter interviewed Bill Gates, his favorite gad…
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