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Adam welcomes in his Adam Carolla Show co-host Gina Grad for this week's episode of Take A Knee. Adam and Gina dive deep into Gina's history moving to LA and working in retail and various other jobs before getting an opportunity to run an overnight board-op job in local LA radio. As the show progresses they explore the entire trajectory of Gina's career and how she got to where she is now including the mantra she learned from former Take A Knee guest Teresa Strasser, 'Comb Your Hair & Leave The House'.
7/17/2017
Kevin and Adam dive deep into their upcoming, The 10 Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful People, and why being recovering fuck ups qualify them as the perfect authors for the book. Adam then chats about the last hurdle that he has to overcome, a lack of sleep. Kevin and Adam then chat about the two things that could get you a long ways toward success, shooting for early and early morning alone time, be it jogging or reading the Times. Kevin then covers autobibliotherapy - reading as much as you can to better yourself - and how that has helped him grow during the peak of his success. Kevin also runs down several books that he has read to assist in his quest for self perfection including 'Man's Search For Meaning' by Victor Frankl, Rick Hanson's 'Buddha's Brain', 'The Body Keeps The Score' by Bessel van der Kolk, 'King, Warrior, Magician, Lover' by Robert L. Morre and 'Mating in Captivity' by Esther Perel.
7/10/2017
Adam and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit start the podcast up by chatting about Aubrey's roots in or just outside of the San Fernando Valley. Sports were a major influence on Aubrey's life, as they solidified his limitations and ceiling in life. Adam and Aubrey then talk about how stress and discomfort are the forces that strengthen determination and grit. Aubrey's Plant Medicine Trips and how facing your greatest fears through psychedelics can help shed the mental shackles that prohibit growth. The wrap the episode on the topic of emotions dictating broken thought.
7/3/2017
Legendary manager and producer George Shapiro joins Adam to talk George's new documentary If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast. Adam and George chat about the spark of talent that very few have and the work it requires to light that spark. They then chat about the differences between the academic and business world compared to the creative. They then talk about George's life in the Bronx and P.S. 80, the public school that birthed legends like Howard West, Gary Marshall and George himself. Finally, George and Adam talk about the necessary steps to embrace sadness and how that is one of the keys to a happy life.
6/26/2017
Alan Alda join's Adam for this week's Take a Knee and they kick off the episode by chatting about the tenants of improv being the foundational elements of effective communication. They then discuss what it means to listen and how leaving yourself open to change is key in interacting with people in everyday life. Alan then talks about how his time hosting Scientific American Frontiers and his time at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science formed his desire to write his new book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face. Adam asks Alan about his days on M*A*S*H and his work with Woody Allen and they close the episode chatting about Alan's mother's mental illness as well as mastering gardening.
6/19/2017

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