May 19, 2018
Rapper Meek Mill pulls out of a meeting with President Trump over prison reform.
It's one of the most overlooked stories of the week, and the main point of differing with my guest Melvin Taylor, a NYC radio and TV host who was formerly a student of mine.
In this episode, we weave in and out of how worldview shapes (or breaks) success, why the most dangerous bullies in school are when one is teaching the class...and explore why so many people who say they want something never actually try.
Check out Melvin on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
May 9, 2018
I thought this podcast was done. But when I went to delete it, I found that it was still getting hundreds of downloads.
I guess I should explain. I started Neighbors Again as a way to find common ground in an increasingly divided America. At the time, I had a full time job, and this was my only means to speak to the world. Then, I launched a company and joined two other podcasts, which now reach more than 70,000 people per month. (Want help starting your own podcast that reaches 10,000 in the first three months? Check this out). Oh, and I wound up with a syndicated radio show.
But when I went to delete Neighbors Again, I realized it was getting more than 100 downloads per month of old espisodes. Honestly, I had no idea anybody still cared.
So, we're gonna try this again.
My guest is Dometi Pongo, a contributor to WGN and the Chicago Sun Times. Check out Dometi's work.
November 8, 2017
Adam Kail is the CEO and founder of Harrison Gray Search and Brothers Leather Supply.
He's also one of the five most popluar guests on Neighbors Again so far
In this episode, Adam breaks down the proposed tax reforms, and goes into detail about why the housing market could be affected...and the amount of lobbying dollars that are being funneeled into both sides of the debate.
October 26, 2017
Connect with BJ on Twitter. Check out BJ's organization Build a Better Us.
Listen to my other shows:
Stronger Together (Sunday nights at 9pm eastern/8pm central on Shine.FM...search "Shine.FM Podcasts" if you're not using native iTunes)
The Consultant and the Millennial (with my friend & mentor Haydn Shaw. This show will grow your career & make you money)
The Jim Fannin Show (I co-host w/the #1 mental success coach in the world--A. Rod, Frank Thomas, etc. This show will make you money and better at everything).
Thinking about starting your own podcast? I help with that. Hit me at 815-494-6517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 13, 2017
Haydn Shaw is one of the most brilliant business minds I've ever met, and my co-host on the career oriented podcast The Consultant and the Millenial.
Hopefully you can find that show on iTunes or wherever you download podcasts by the time this is out...if not, check your podcast provider again in a few days.
October 12, 2017
Drew Griffin is a fellow writer for Relevant Magazine and penned an article entitled "Do We Love Amendments More than People" after the Vegas shooting.
The article link seems to be broken at the moment...but we try to find some common ground between pro and anti gun stances.
Read more of Drew's work at relevantmagazine.com
September 27, 2017
Ruslan Karaoglanov immigrated Southern California with his family as a young child.
He learned the immigrant work ethic from his parents and hip hop from the neighborhood.
Which is a story we've heard before. What makes Ruslan unique is that his family are Armenians...6-8 million decendents of an ancient European empire who share a common language, culture and (often times) faith, but are scattered throughout the U.S., Russia, Brazil, Germany, Iran, Lebenan, and a handful of other countries.
During WWI, the Ottoman Empire (modern day Turkey) murdered millions of Armenians. It's a travesty the United States still refuses to acknowledge due to relations with Turkey.
For an episode about mass murder, we also have a lot of fun talking hip hop, entrepenuerism and adjusting to life in the United States.
Check out Ruslan's latest project, Indie Jones, on iTunes.
Connect with him via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and his website.
September 15, 2017
Griffin Jackson lived in Lebenan, a place where up to 1/3 of the entire (albiet tiny) nation is made up of refugees.
For two people who share a very similar worldview and generally agree on how to handle the refugee crisis, we find a lot to disagree about.
Connect with Griffin and read more of his writings at griffinpauljackson.com/
September 1, 2017
Haydn Shaw is one of the foremost experts in America on generations...and also the other half of my new business podcast, The Consultant and the Millennial. (If you didn't get it, he's the consultant, I'm the Millennial).
The name is screwed up on iTunes, so you can search for it by searching either "Seth Tower Hurd" or "Haydn Shaw" in your podcast player.
Also, the pilot episode is at the end of this episode.
Connect with Haydn via Twitter and Facebook. You can also book Haydn via his website at peopledrivenresults.com