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In a culture that often sees the world as one big competition, people believe that nice guys finish last. This is the absolute opposite! One simple truth remains, and that is our greatest successes in life are often found in helping others succeed. Welcome to Life Masters! Hosted by Tanya Memme, Life Masters is an inspirational podcast about UNBELIEVABLE real life stories of rock bottom to triumph - insanely difficult circumstances, hardships, losses, and failures all the way to success and ...
 
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Life in Haiti has rarely been easy. It’s the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Corruption is rampant. And it’s been invaded more than once since independence, including by the United States. It’s little wonder that the half-Island nation has suffered repression and political turmoil And, on July 7, it’s president, Jovenel Moïse, was assass…
 
When I was a kid I learned about the Alamo. It’s 1836. Houston said to Travis, fortify the Alamo. Volunteers came from across the continent to fight and die for the dream of a free and independent Texas. Like the Ballad said, One hundred and eighty five holding back five thousand. In the southern part of Texas, near the town of San Antone, like a s…
 
Afghanistan, the site of America’s longest war, is changing. The Taliban is gaining ground in the North while peace talks stall. The U.S. continues its withdrawal and the Afghan military is left to pick up the pieces. Here to help us understand what’s going on is Ali M. Latifi. Latifi is an Afghan journalist living in Kabul. His work has appeared i…
 
World-class athlete and NFL champion Willie Gault lives large but in a humble way, owing mostly to the amazing foundation his parents brought him up in. In this episode, Willie sits down in a private and real interview with Tanya Memme. Sharing anecdotes about his successes and failures, he emphasizes what it takes to be a champion at any stage of …
 
It doesn’t take high technology to kill someone. Simple chemicals propel pieces of lead out of steel tubes. Other simple chemicals are placed in larger vessels and are triggered by the weight of a vehicle or even a human body. Some are even set off by strings attached to fuses. Not one computer involved. But the weapons of warfare do evolve - some …
 
Do you feel like you’ve been dealt a bad hand through your life? In this episode, Tim Storey, an acclaimed author, speaker, and life coach, joins Tanya Memme as they talk about looking at life through the lens of laughter, humour, and enjoyment amidst great hurdles. From a kid living in Compton to one of the world’s best speakers and coaches in the…
 
So far, in the political battles at the heart of our democracy, they have been AWOL. Just as they should be. The military is an expressly non-political institution, even if they do report to an elected commander-in-chief. But with political divisions deepening, could that change? Eliott Ackerman took on just that issue in a recent column for the Ne…
 
Having resilience in life allows you to look at any obstacle differently, and with enough training, see the opportunities behind it. Having gone through a devastating accident, Rodney Flowers, joins Tanya Memme in this episode to talk about the pivotal moment in his life. Rodney is a motivational speaker, an author, and a resilience trainer. With a…
 
Over the past few months the world watched as the conflict between Israel and Palestine flared up. I’m not interested in litigating the facts of that conflict in this opening and you’ve likely already decided where you stand on the conflict. For some, it’s complicated. For others, the very idea that someone would call it complicated is an insult. H…
 
COVID-19 has brought about a huge shift in society, especially in terms of people’s daily routines. In this episode, Tanya Memme welcomes Rob Mack back to talk about how life has changed for him since COVID forced everyone into their homes. Rob is a psychology coach, speaker, and author who lives a life of strict routine. He shares tips on how to s…
 
For the last two decades, America has been possessed with a Global War on Terror. The threat of militant Islam has funded the security state and given the Pentagon an overarching goal. But that threat feels increasingly distant and a new specter is haunting America—that of white nationalism. Both groups are complicated, varied, and prone to in-figh…
 
What is the truth of things? In this episode, New York Times bestseller, Dr. Rick Hanson, joins Tanya Memme as they uncover the truth from the inside out. They also talk about bringing together practical brain science and the mystics to create practical, experiential things and overcome pain and loss. Get an overview of Dr. Rick’s new book, Neurodh…
 
When you hear the word Sparta, there’s an immediate association with war and the military. Of the Greek City States, it’s the one most associated with battle. Spartan men were expected to be warriors and their society was geared almost entirely toward training for war. For generations, military leaders have drawn inspiration from Sparta. Much of th…
 
No one is exempted from the challenges that life brings to the table, and in that aspect, everyone is equal. It’s up to each individual to use the tools available to them, and mastering resilience is one such tool that you can count on. Having bounced back from the darkness that life has to offer, Neeta Bhushan, the Cofounder of Global Grit Institu…
 
There’s a maxim that says “No two countries that both have a McDonald’s have ever fought a war against each other.” This so-called Golden Arches theory enjoyed a brief moment of prominence in the 1990s, got shaky after 9/11, and has been out-right assaulted by pundits and political theorists in the past ten years. It died it’s final death in Octobe…
 
Imagine attending a corporate seminar and expecting the same round of speakers and boring talks but instead faced with drums and a whole lot of noise-making. This is Natalie Spiro’s approach to solving communication issues within teams - industries and businesses coming together through rhythm and music, especially drumming, to help co-workers, wor…
 
In the summer of 2020, violent riots broke out across America between ordinary citizens and police. These riots led to groups finding ways to develop their own security forces to deal with violence from police, opposition groups, and other antagonists on the ground. Here to help us understand what’s going on is Nikki West. West is a local Seattle p…
 
Why do you matter? In this episode, Matthew Emerzian, the Founder and CEO at Every Monday Matters, joins Tanya Memme as they discuss the things that matter most, focused on making the world a better place. Get to know Mattew deeper as he shares his journey through the years and the lessons he’s learned along the way. From working with the biggest m…
 
Growing up in a religiously conservative family with a limited environment, Lori Harder broke through and eventually changed her surroundings. She joins Tanya Memme on today’s podcast to share that story. A leading expert in fitness and transformational work, Lori explains how you can define yourself as an authority in your field and start teaching…
 
Literally recorded as missiles hit and news broke. Guest: Noga Tarnopolsky, a reporter on Israel and Palestine. Angry Planet has a substack! Join the Information War to get weekly insights into our angry planet and hear more conversations about a world in conflict. https://angryplanet.substack.com/subscribe You can listen to Angry Planet on iTunes,…
 
Russia and Ukraine have been fighting ever since Little Green Men invaded Crimea in 2014. That wasn’t enough for Russia. The former evil empire then aided separatist enclaves inside the rest of Ukraine. The Ukrainian military was unprepared, the world mostly sat back and watched, and an ugly stalemate ensued. If a stalemate includes tanks firing at…
 
In a world where everybody wants to fit in wherever they can, how do you know the right fit for you? In this episode, Lawrence Zarian joins Tanya Memme to share his story of finding his own place in the world. Lawrence is a lifestyle and fashion expert who has been on many TV shows such as Live with Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Clarkson, Rachael Ray, and …
 
What is light language? In this episode, Lara Jaye, Reiki Master/Teacher and Light Language Transmitter, joins Tanya Memme as they explore the world of light language, the original language of oneness. Get to know Lara’s work with executives in the corporate world as she talks about her journey and how this all came about. Through Lara and her work…
 
“From mud, through blood, to the green fields beyond.” The tank was meant to push through entrenched enemy lines and put an end to the stale-mate of trench warfare during The Great War. It created a whole new kind of combat. It was high risk, high reward, as men in armored units trundled across the world. With us today is comics writer Garth Ennis.…
 
Everyone has received help, and everyone has given help in return, no matter how small it seems. Joseph McClendon III joins Tanya Memme in this episode to talk about the time in his life when he got help from a stranger that jump-started his journey of helping others reach their goals faster. Joseph is a Doctor of Neuropsychology and one of the mos…
 
Jeffrey Saad had known at an early age what he wanted to be one day. In this episode, he joins Tanya Memme to share his journey from a traumatic experience that led him to share his love for food. Jeffrey was a runner up on Season 5 of The Next Food Network Star and Chopped All-Stars. Afterward, he became the host of the hit Cooking Channel series,…
 
When Islamic State’s capital, Raqqa, finally fell in late 2017, America wasn’t really paying close attention. We’d had nearly a year of turmoil here at home, and, in many ways, Islamic State was old news. And if we weren’t paying that much attention to the fight, we paid even less attention to the fighters. So, today we’ll tell the story of the Kur…
 
Hard work always pays off. In this episode, Jason Schneidman of THEMENSGROOMER joins Tanya Memme as they talk about overcoming worst-case scenarios. Jason used to be homeless and an addict. Get to know him deeper as he shares his journey through addiction and how he became a hairstylist for men. Learn how Jason got himself back on track after hitti…
 
Guns, guns, guns. America loves them and their use is enshrined in the second amendment. It’s such a big deal here that an entire culture has grown around it. From the outside looking in, gun culture can seem...surreal and fetishistic. The truth is more complicated. The overwhelming majority of American gun owners are responsible and are not taking…
 
Being homeless is often related to drugs and alcohol, and the way for such people to get back into a healthy society is through rehabilitation. In this episode, joining Tanya Memme is Jason Schneidman, the owner of THEMENSGROOMER, who used to be homeless and an addict himself until he said enough, and someone extended a helping hand. Being on the r…
 
Billions of people eat fish every day and as the global population has exploded, so too have human efforts to catch more and more fish. As more people take to the high seas looking for protein, very human problems have followed them. We’re fighting over fish. Here to walk us through this is someone actively working on the problem in Washington D.C.…
 
Everyone goes through a transition in life at some point or another. The key is to not let it take you down. That’s what Jason Goldberg emphasizes in this episode with Tanya Memme. Jason is an international transformational speaker, trainer, and coach who strives to help his clients overcome challenges and develop opportunities through the simplici…
 
Syria’s Bashar Al Assad had no such hesitancy. Thousands of people died. The U.S. threatened to strike Syria, but Russia suggested striking a deal instead. It was weird. To talk us through the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons throughout the country’s civil war is Joby Warrick of the Washington Post. Warrick is the winner of an improbable two …
 
What do mid-century funnyman Tom Lehrer, nuclear Armageddon, and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action have in common? They’re all features of the excellent podcast The Deal—a show all about the Iran nuclear deal. As its host once said, he’s not here to fix problems. He’s just here to narrate the collapse. Well, that narrator is here with us today…
 
What are the pivotal markers in your life? In this episode, Jim Gardiner, a performance coach at LeapZone Strategies, joins Tanya Memme as they talk about helping and guiding others in life on their path to growth. Jim is a business and life performance coach, a brand strategist, and a speaker who helps entrepreneurs and high performers get in touc…
 
Your mind is a powerful thing that can have control of your body and, ultimately, your life. Dawson Church, the Director of EFT Universe, sits down with Tanya Memme to talk about manifesting what’s in your brain into the world. Having studied the brain, Dawson explains how manifesting affects your perception and what you do, and how the universe pl…
 
It’s a weird time for the US military. Endless small-scale wars. Veterans joining the riots at the capital. Right-wing extremism in the ranks. Tens of thousands of troops refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. So, time for a status check. To help us understand what’s going on, we have Meghann Myers who is the Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times. Angry…
 
How does a monk become the CEO of a highly successful company? That’s what conscious entrepreneur Dawa Tarchin Phillips shares in this episode with Tanya Memme. Dawa is an innovative leader and executive, an experienced global meditation teacher, and an author who studied with Tibetan Buddhist Masters in France for twelve years. He is also the CEO …
 
It’s been a long time since the sun set on the British Empire and many institutions in British society have changed a great deal. In some ways, the British Army is the exception - a living linkage between imperial great power status and the current post-colonial European nation. In other ways, like the US military, the British Army has been compreh…
 
Have you built your company to withstand catastrophic events? In this episode, Chris Allen, the Founder of iDevices, a Hubbell company, joins Tanya Memme to discuss the importance of planning for catastrophic events, especially during these uncertain times. Chris has built and sold a lot of successful companies throughout his career. Tune in and di…
 
We live in a world shaped by the Iraq War. No, not that Iraq War. No, not that one either. We’re talking about the Iran-Iraq war. Just after Iran’s Islamic Revolution, it fought an eight year war with Iraq. The details of that war are incredible, and in the west, little known. Children cleared minefields, Iraq used chemical weapons, drones flew thr…
 
At one point in their lives, everybody has hit rock bottom or somewhere close, but in the end, triumphed and held their heads up high. In this episode, Charlie Frattini joins Tanya Memme to talk about the fair share of mishaps and challenges he had overcome in his journey. Charlie is a Master Builder and the host of A&E’s Sell This House Extreme. H…
 
The United States’ military is an all volunteer force and has been since 1973. The people who fought both Gulf Wars and the war in Afghanistan asked to join up. They had as many reasons as there are troops, but not one was compelled by the government. Today, we’re talking to Beth Bailey, Distinguished Professor at Kansas University and the author o…
 
Dubbed as the Fastest Man In The World on Prosthetic Legs, Blake Leeper doesn’t let the fact that he was born without legs deter him from achieving greatness. He believes that he may have two disabilities but he has a thousand other abilities that make him special. This is what he embodies and aims to show people as an inspirational speaker, especi…
 
After surviving a poisoning attempt, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny returned to his home country and was arrested. Now he’s been sentenced to serve a 3 and a ½ year prison sentence. After Navalny’s arrest in mid-January, people took to the streets of Russia’s cities to protest. We’ve seen this before, but there is a sense that this time i…
 
Here's a look at what we've been working on in the premium feed. Sign up at angryplanetpod.com or angryplanet.substack.com. Angry Planet has a substack! Join the Information War to get weekly insights into our angry planet and hear more conversations about a world in conflict. https://angryplanet.substack.com/subscribe You can listen to Angry Plane…
 
Why can’t most people find love? In this episode, April Beyer, the Founder and CEO of LEVEL Connections, joins Tanya Memme as they take a look at the world of dating from the eyes of a relationship and dating expert. April is a dating coach, matchmaker, and relationship expert with 20+ years of success. Today, learn what holds back most people and …
 
State Houses across the country are filled with monuments to losers, traitors, and terrorists. General Robert E Lee and Benjamin Tillman are lauded alongside figures like George Washington. The reasons why are complicated, but they’re bound up in something called The Myth of the Lost Cause. If you’ve never heard of this or don’t understand why it’s…
 
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