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Each week on the podcast, I’ll be interviewing the world’s top experts in attraction, dating, communication, sex, and relationships, as well as coaching real women LIVE, through their real life dating challenges… that are probably a lot like yours!
 
We are an amateur endurance auto racing team. We hope to show everyone that they too can participate in performance driving. We are a relatively new team and learning right along with you. Our assumption is that you know very little to nothing about the sport but are interested in learning to drive better and eventually maybe even race in a local event of interest. We will cover all forms of racing and hope to be entertaining as well as educational.
 
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In this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we discuss the debate between fast hands and slow hands. The natural tendency of each driver varies, often by how they grew up. Go karters and autocrossers usually have a tendency to have faster hands. Ben discusses with us the usefulness of both and what we think of as the "proper" hand speed. Also, Ben sta…
 
Marni asks the Master Coach of the Institute for Living Courageously, Sherrie Toews, to explain ways to fix your online dating process to increase your chances of finding real love. For 25 years, Sherrie has been a licensed therapist in California. Her work focuses on what causes people to be stuck, and she creates a foolproof plan detailing how th…
 
Dave Peters started the HPDE Junkie website to help everyone to find a local HPDE track day by compiling every HPDE event across the United States at every track with every organization. He is an HPDE Junkie himself and has even had Ben Dawson as his coach early in his driving progression. The focus of this episode is on what an HPDE is and how to …
 
As part of Marni’s contribution to the How to Actually Feel Worthy of Love Podcast Tour curated by Veronica Grant, client Janice Busing joins the show to describe the love connection she made after doing the work. Key takeaways from this episode: How to feel worthy of love Believing you are enough Why you are attracting the wrong guy Dating differe…
 
On this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we are finally able to discuss what lift off oversteer is thanks to a recent article that Bill found on the internet. At least we now know what it is and how we can address this potential issue on the track. The fourth time is the charm. Finally. Lol. If you would like to help the podcast, you can subscribe …
 
GHIT 0246: Our Autobahn Country Club HPDE 2021 Vicki and Bill attended the recent NASA Great Lakes HPDE at the Autobahn Country Club. It was the first time Vicki was on this track and she was in the HPDE 2 run group. Bill was in HPDE 4 and instructed a HPDE 1 student Saturday and Sunday. Bill also completed his MSF Level 2 instructor in car trainin…
 
Marni and Chris connect to extract real-life dating lessons from the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise. Unexpected break ups, playing the victim after heartbreak, and saying I love you first add to the intrigue and appeal as we say goodbye to yet another season. Key takeaways from this episode: How to tell what a guy is really thinking How to b…
 
Marni welcomes relationship expert Jayson Gaddis into the Den to discuss lessons gleaned from his latest book, Getting to Zero: How to Work Through Conflict in Your High-Stakes Relationships. In addition to being an author and coach who teaches people how to do relationships, Jayson is also the host of the long-running The Relationship School Podca…
 
In this Dominating with Dawson episode, we go over how to apply the throttle on a track, what our default habits are and the various reasons for deviating the application of the throttle. We also go into the various features of the track and the vehicle that may affect the application rate. We also try to cover what the desired throttle application…
 
The 91 Octane podcast is hosted by our two guests, Randy and Jon. The podcast focuses on car news and car culture, as well as their personal car passion related stories, including their projects and progression as drivers. They are based in Southern California, a hot bed for the world's car culture. They obviously love cars and we are excited to se…
 
Marni and Chris join forces to dissect the real-life dating lessons extracted from the 3-hour case studies openly provided by Bachelor in Paradise. The contestants may be on TV, but they date just like the rest of us. Key takeaways from this episode: What to do when something feels off and a guy pulls away How to stay positive when you feel rejecte…
 
Marni welcomes behavioral scientist turned dating coach and author Logan Ury into the Den to discuss the top dating tips from her book, How Not to Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love. Logan is the Director of Relationship Science at Hinge, where she leads a research team that specializes in helping people find love. Key t…
 
In this Dominating with Dawson episode, we use a recent article by podcast friend Ross Bentley for this first installment of the If-Then Game. On this weeks episode, we focus on braking in track. Join us and play along with our two contestants from the Garage Heroes In Training Team. We are sure this will go into global syndication soon, lol. Speci…
 
In episode 20, Key (he/they), Gray (he/him) cover the third week of Love on Tour! After a brief introduction, they get into a discussion of the seventh stop on Harry’s tour: Washington DC (4:10). They then break down Detroit (11:40), St. Paul* (20:40), Chicago Night One (27:15) and Chicago Night Two (32:56). Listen to hear discussions of Harry’s va…
 
Everyday Driver started as one of the early YouTube channels in 2007 and again they started an early podcast in 2014 that Bill first discovered in late August. The fundamental premise for Everyday Driver is that cars can and should be fun and they work tirelessly to help by testing virtually all types of new cars and many used cars. In addition, a …
 
Marni and Chris Gillis are back discussing the real-life dating lessons gleaned from this season of Bachelor in Paradise. They unpack why the ‘spark’ may be leading Tia to attract emotionally unavailable men, why Kendall should not be looking to Joe for consolation, and how sharing emotions turned Riley from bicep-guy to boyfriend material. Key tak…
 
Marni welcomes the Founder and Chairman of the Optimum Health Clinic which is one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics. Alex is also the creator of the Therapeutic Coaching Methodology and the In Therapy with Alex Howard, Youtube series. They discuss what may be keeping you stuck from having deeper, more intimate connections. Key tak…
 
Alex Levinson has a ton or racing and wrenching experience, especially with Miatas of all vintages. So when he "volunteered" to come over for a work weekend, we quickly lined up everything we could think of to finish up several projects on each of the team's 3 Miatas. However, our best laid plans did not come together as we had hoped. New car lift?…
 
In this Dominating with Dawson episode, Ben goes over his personal plateau story and what it means to be stuck at a driving plateau. To this point, our team has not been at a plateau and has been slowly or quickly improving to this point. One of the key areas to look at for breaking plateaus is to do something new or differently and learn from it. …
 
Jaime Garcia started the Race FF Podcast to share with everyone his racing and building progress and to help everyone get started in racing by showing them that it can be done. Since we have essentially the same goals, it was natural to have him on the podcast. As his podcast title indicates, Jaime races a Front engine Front wheel drive in both HPD…
 
In episode 19, Key (he/they), Gray (he/him), and their surveyed listeners take on the second week of Love on Tour!! After a brief introduction that includes blaming Harry Styles for their recording schedule and a dissection of the Don’t Worry Darling teaser trailer (1:16), they get into a discussion of the four stop on Harry’s tour: Dallas (6:17). …
 
Marni welcomes the co-founder of the video speed dating app, Filter Off, Zach Schleien. Zach is a TEDx speaker who knows dating. His passions are technology, health, and creating authentic connections. Zach and the app have been featured in the New York Times and BBC. Key takeaways from this episode: What makes video dating efficient How Filter Off…
 
It all started with a great idea, let’s go to an HPDE event with the hosts of the Shifting Points podcast. Audra had raced with us at the Thompson race in August and Jess & Kathy had visited for moral support and wanted to try track driving. There was a ladies event with MassTuning set for mid September. Sounds like a blast. Until it wasn’t. In wha…
 
On this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we play our jeopardy jargon game with Ben and go into the topic of (Bill lost his place) oppo lock or counter steer and how it can be used on track. You can subscribe to our podcast on the podcast provider of your choice, including the Apple podcast app, Google music, Amazon, and YouTube etc. Also, if you co…
 
In episode 18, Key (he/they), Gray (he/him), and their surveyed listeners take on the first week of Love on Tour!! After a brief introduction that includes blaming Harry Styles for their recent sleepless nights they get into a discussion of the first three stops of Harry’s tour: Las Vegas (5:15), Denver (24:03), and San Antonio (33:55). Listen to h…
 
Tim Fokine is a commercial pilot and also involved with the training of pilots, as such it was no surprise that he is involved with the training of drivers and instructors within NASA Great Lakes and a few other groups. Bill first met Tim in HPDE 2 at Mid Ohio and Tim was further motivated to progress quickly, lol. This past week however, like a ba…
 
Marni and Chris discuss the dating lessons gleaned from the latest episode of Bachelor in Paradise. They touch on great basic dating tips to how to get past your childhood wounds and date like an adult. Key takeaways from this episode: Rekindling with an Ex Having sex on the first date Playing the victim when you don’t get what you want Dealing wit…
 
Marni welcomes the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Battle-tested CEO Krister Ungerböck to the podcast to discuss a communication framework that can save relationships at work and home. Krister shares simple verbal shifts that can transform conversations, reduce conflict, and create intimacy within your relationships. Key takeaways from th…
 
The Garage Heroes In Training team has had quite a summer on the track so far and with our racing season beginning to wind down, but far from done on the track, we thought we would bring everyone up to speed with where we are with the podcast, how our driving and racing is progressing, and what our car related projects are going into the fall and w…
 
On this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we go over jargon again and cover what body roll is, how it affects your car, and how it can help and hurt you on track. The physics of racing are consistent and not able to be broken, but knowing them allows you to use them to your benefit and minimize any deleterious impacts through driving accommodations …
 
Ken Hill is an accomplished motorcycle racer and sought after coach. Ken was kind enough to join us for a great discussion on track driving and riding. While often thought of as very different, most of the skills and techniques translate fully between riding a motorcycle and driving a car on a track. Ken has a podcast that goes into a lot of Ken’s …
 
In episode 17, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) are joined by their friend Ava (she/her) to see who can come up with the best Harry Styles closet! After a brief introduction that includes blaming Harry Styles for a hurricane that never happened (1:21) and defending Ava’s One Direction-themed Halloween costume discussed in the previous episode,…
 
Marni and Chris get together to discuss what insane people do when they are dating that they don't think they do. After watching the double episode of Bachelor in Paradise, Marni took away the obvious dating lessons to share. If you think the way to get a quality guy is to be the ‘cool girl' or you are afraid to commit because you don't want to mis…
 
GHIT 0237: Breaking News With Eric Rood - On the Saving Saturn Protest and Other Lemons Rally News As part of our journalistic responsibility, we caught up with Eric Rood from the 24 Hours of Lemons to discuss the recent protest at General Motors HQ that was aimed at resurrecting the legendary Saturn brand. The rally was respectful but filled with …
 
DwD 0231: Breaking Down A Turn - One Approach On this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we go over a way that (hopefully future guest) Ken Hill breaks down a turn into entry turns and exit turns where you can prioritize either speed in, or speed out of a turn or balance of both. The discussion goes into a few different directions than originally int…
 
Tom O’Gorman is currently racing the Grid Life GLTC series with ASM and has competed and won at some of the highest levels as a professional driver for several teams. He is also a sought after racing coach for drivers at all levels. We talk with him about his entire career, remaining goals, as well as his driver coaching. Far be it from us to not a…
 
Marni and Chris hunker down in the Den to talk about the dating lessons learned from following the recent Bachelor episode. There were some real no-nos this week and some great examples of the issues many of us have when dating. Key takeaways from this episode: Why fake it ‘til you make it doesn't work in dating Become rejection-proof Don’t take th…
 
WOOT Stands for Way Off Our (normal) Topic so this is NOT a driving or racing episode What began as a simple review of James Gunn's new movie The Suicide Squad quickly became a debate of the DC Extended Universe and the MCU from Marvel. Benny and Alex return to their WOOT origin and feel Bill is biased against the DCEU. So we rank all the DCEU and …
 
On this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we go over why most of our racing series require the steering wheel lock to be removed from the vehicle and why airbags are not used in race cars. Apparently, the police were in the area during our discussion, apologies for the sirens. Neither of these will help you on track in a race car and both can actual…
 
We finally have the whole El Jeffe team together to discuss our all ladies piloted team. Elizabeth and Audra joined Jennifer and Vicki to talk about the race, how things went over the weekend and if/when the ladies will be returning to the track together. The results of the race were exceptional. The only issues we had that were racing related were…
 
Marni welcomes a former Bachelor winner and Dating with Dignity client into the Den. In 2016, Estella Renee was chosen by Bachelor Bob only to find out he was dating someone else. Today, she is happily engaged and runs a successful health and wellness business. She shares what she needed to shift before finding the man she has always wanted. Key ta…
 
On this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we discuss the mutual ideas of adapting a car to a driver and adapting your driving to the car. Both of these are keys to improving your performance at and especially during a race. We even have a great time with Vicki and Ben bulldozing each other several times in a row. Lol. We lost the last few seconds so…
 
Samir Abid has been a vehicle dynamics engineer for road and racing car suspensions for over ten years. He then created a sports engineering business to help pro and Olympic teams and athletes to optimize their performance through analytical techniques. In addition, Samir is also competing himself in club level racing and understands the needs and …
 
This Bachelorette recap features real-life dating advice taken from the most recent episodes of the show. Marni and Man Panelist Chris Gillis talk about the trainwreck finale that includes angry family members, Katie and Blake getting engaged and some of the worst hosting in TV history. Key takeaways from this episode: How to step back from an argu…
 
Marni welcomes Michael Tennant, the Founder of the conversation card game, Actually Curious, into the Den to discuss how to create connection and conversation through empathy and curiosity. Michael is an advocate for diversity, mental well-being, and empathy. His workshops and the card game have been featured in the New York Times, Goop, Forbes, Co…
 
Our ladies team came to Thompson and even though the entire prep week blew up in our face, the weekend as a whole went fantastically. Vicki and Jen go over some of the highs and lows of the race on this episode. We are hopeful for a part 2 with Audra and Elizabeth, and perhaps even Alan, to go over their thoughts on the weekend. The El Jeffe race t…
 
On this issue of Dominating with Dawson, we cover the new to Jennifer term of tossing a car into a turn. While it seems to be losing popularity, we have heard it a few times at the track in the paddock, so in our pursuit of not looking like we don't know anything, we thought we would cover it here. We then move into a discussion of driving styles a…
 
Ryan Power recently graduated from comp school with his racing license and competes in wheel to wheel sprint races in his 2019 ND2 Miata. Bill had met Ryan and been driving at HPDE’s with Ryan for the past few seasons. While still relatively new at racing, Ryan’s results are very good for his rookie season with several podium finishes and race wins…
 
This Bachelorette recap features real-life dating advice taken from the most recent episodes of the show. Marni and Man Panelist Chris Gillis talk about the mesmerizing episode where Greg Grippo breaks up with Katie! Does Katie have her love shield up? Is Greg too ‘real' for TV? Key takeaways from this episode: Navigating conflict in a relationship…
 
This week Marni welcomes Guy Shahar into the Den. Guy is the co-founder and lead facilitator of the Tantra Institute and the originator of Tantra Speed Date. He is an advanced certified Tantra educator, writer, and entrepreneur. With decades of experience, he teaches people how to become better lovers and how to heal the rift between masculine and …
 
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