At more than 200 episodes and 5+MM downloads, Jake Sasseville’s long-running talk show is a catalyst to the heart and mind. It features inspirational interviews with masters, heart-searching conversations with presidents of fortune 500 companies and NBA teams and highlights the common thread of what makes us all profoundly human. Widely considered as one of the most influential interviewers of his generation (and the youngest TV host in late night TV history on ABC), Jake’s style is inquisitive, humorous and heartfelt. He’s open about weight issues, watching his brother die when he was 17, failing in dozens of business ventures during his 20s, his recovery in 12 step programs — and his most recent move to Maui, the launch of his Institute and his global real estate endeavors.

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In this episode of BTSZD, Jake looks at the GAP between when we desire something and why it takes time to come into our lives. That gap, he suggests, is where the magic and growth is. Minding the Gap. He talks about getting what you want in your life and how most human beings aren't looking for the shiny new thing, but rather a steady stream of beautiful things flowing through.

How does that awareness change how you live your life? Surrendering, he suggests, helps bring what you want to experience most in life into your today. 

The Jake Sasseville Show (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved. For more info: www.JakeRadio.org

Direct download: BTSZD_Mind_the_Gap.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

On this episode of The Jake Show, the panel talks about the importance of fame and its cultural relevance, Andy Warhol, Emma Watson as our favorite Gen Y celeb of 2014, Warren Buffet and why he gives his money away to Bill Gates charity and the DC brothers arguing live on the air who get a call from their mother.
 
Vivienne recounts getting waxed before rendezvous in Dubai, James, Kodi and Topher talk the spiritual implications of making drugs legal based on a study that was just released. Happy holidays from The Clique.
 
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Producers also include Michael Howard Nathanson, Kodi Seaton, James McCrae and Topher Keene. (c) 2014 JAKE INC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Direct download: The_Clique_12_26_.mp3
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In this episode of BTSZD, Jake discusses his relationship challenges with his father and how accepting our parents as they are, not as we wish them to be, is empowering and relieving. Also, he discusses how we choose our Adult Family and the AHAs that come from being decisive with our boundaries in all relationships, including with our parents.

The Jake Sasseville Show (c) JAKE INC 2014 All Rights Reserved. More at www.JakeRadio.org

Direct download: BTSZD_Forgiving_Parents.m4a
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Jake, Kodi, James, Topher and Vivienne chat along with their producer Mick about Sony’s cancellation of THE INTERVIEW (even Obama says this is a bad idea).

We also talk about North Korea’s (non) involvement and Obama opening up trade relations with Cuba, the insidious comments of the Cleveland Police Union president toward the Cleveland Browns, the no-knock raids happening with police nationwide and the banning of South Dakota’s “Don’t Jerk and Drive” campaign.

Why hilarious ad campaigns should be more popular in America, Childesh Gambino's social media blackout and the dais comes up with ways people could protest and see better results.

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Producers also include James Mccrae, Kodi Seaton, Topher Keene and Mick Nathanson. (c) 2014 JAKE INC. All Rights Reserved

Direct download: TheClique1219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Happening now on #TheJakeShow, the panel discusses about the breaking news that Sony Pictures has now cancelled the December 25 release of "The Interview," which cost the studio $44 million to make.

The dais discusses whether or not the leak came from North Korea or inside Sony as a publicity stunt, Viv discusses her recent trip to Cuba and the differences between communist-North Korea and Cuba, as well as Obama's announcement to lift sanctions against Cuba.

Full episodes of The Clique on #TheJakeShow go live every Friday. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Kodi Seaton also produces. Associate producers Topher Keene, James Mccrae and Michael Howard Nathanson. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved

Direct download: The_Clique_teaser_1218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EST

This episode of BTSZD discusses the nuances of business and interrelational partnership, why we stay too long (even when we know it's over!), and how to create the optimal creative work environment to inspire the geniusness that is within us all. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Topher Keene, Kodi Seaton and consulting producer Michael Howard Nathanson. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved. 


NBC Investigative Reporter Lu Ann Cahn was hired by the peacock network in 1987. She had already been in television news for almost a decade. 

In this heartfelt interview with Jake, they discuss how they first met at NBC, why Lu Ann felt she had to start her life over by doing something new each day for 365 days (it's an activity that landed her a book deal, the book is called "I Dare Me") and how it reminded Lu Ann to be childlike and playful as an adult. 

She talks about what many of us face: she was on a hampster wheel at work and while her gig at NBC is sexy and paying the bills, it wasn't fulfilling. Adults rely on experience rather than discovery. Jake and Lu Ann talk about surrendering as a way to start over.

A touching exchange between a woman who was one of the pioneers of television journalism and a guy who was barely out of diapers when she first started.

For more information on this or other shows, visit www.JakeRadio.org or @jakesasseville on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Kodi Seaton also serves as producer. Special thanks to Mina Sabet. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved

Direct download: Jake_Sass_Ep_15_Lou_Ahn_Khan.mp3
Category:talk show, nbc, entertainment, lu ann cahn, -- posted at: 3:00am EST

On The Clique: 19-year-old Eric Garner Jr. sits down with James, Jake, Kodi, Viv & Topher to talk about his dad's memory and what he wanted most for his son. Eric Jr. also talks about the work that the NBA and Russell Simmons are doing on this, what is being called America's modern day civil rights movement. 

Also, the panel discusses Queen Bey, King James, The Duchess, The Prince and of course, Hovah in their highly staged Royal Rendezvous in the Republic of Brooklyn this week.

 

Topher tells us why Tony Robbins sent him an advance copy of his new book "Money: Master the Game" and what we need to learn about financial institutions.

Also included, why the word "because" is the most powerful word in the English language according to one Harvard prof and 5 tips for men looking to flirt better (hint: it has to do with chocolate, celery and dancing).

For more information, get us online at www.JakeRadio.org or @jakesasseville on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly along with Kodi Seaton. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved


[CLIP] 19-year-old Eric Garner Jr. joined The Jake Sasseville Show today to talk about the #ICantBreath movement that is spreading across the globe, the grand jury decision in NYC that was released last week not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in his dad's death, his dad's legacy and what he wanted most for his son and how Eric Jr. plans to use this platform to change the world. 

>> Entire Interview is available on The Jake Sasseville Show on Stitcher Radio or iTunes Friday December 12, 2014.

For more information, visit www.JakeRadio.org or @jakesasseville on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Gregory Stutzer, Vivienne Kelly and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved


On today's episode of BTSZD, a look at Peak Performance tactics and the difference between the commonly used term "hacking." Discussion includes Tony Robbins, Dr. Richard Bandler, NLP and strategies for getting into peak state, and why peak states are important to a more meaningful life. 

This episode of The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Topher Keene, Kodi Seaton and consulting producer Michael Howard Nathanson. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved

Direct download: BTSZD_Peak_Performance_Hacking_and_State.m4a
Category:BTSZD -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Anthony David Adams is a serial entrepreneur and inventor who has dealt with mental illness diagnoses and found spiritual solutions. His epiphany came when he nearly jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Twice. He talks about the experience in bold and revealing detail. 

As the founding member of Summit Series, co-founder of PRmatch.com and Credit Covers (skins for your credit cards) and Editor in Chief of the Time Magazine top 25 blog DetentionSlip.org, Anthony is no underachiever. In his 30s, he's more honest and raw about his life than ever before. 

Currently, you can find Anthony in the boardrooms of corporate America coaching leaders on Intimacy in the workplace, something he feels particularly passionate about. He discusses with us ego sacrifice and being a good lover, his journey in transcending his psychotic mania and Bipolar 1, medication and ultimately the spiritual solutions that were available to him. 

According to Anthony, "life is a spiritual discipline, you can feel your emotions and be grateful for them, too."

FMI www.JakeRadio.org or @jakesasseville on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Vivienne Kelly, Gregory Stutzer, Kodi Seaton and Jake Sasseville. Consulting producers Topher Keene and Michael Howard Nathanson. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved.  

Direct download: Jake_Sass_Ep_15_Anthony_David_Adams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

 

Emotions are running high today on The Clique at The Jake Sasseville Show. An educated, insightful and passionate conversation follows.

Jake, James, Viv, Kodi & Topher discuss Eric Garner and the #ICantBreathe non-indictment. Viv reflects on the origins of racism and the Atlantic Slave Trade, Kodi talks about his role as a Big Brother in DC and how difficult it is to talk to kids about Eric Garner, Jake considers how white people may need to admit they're a little bit racist and James and Topher weigh in on the news narrative as a theatrical experience.

Also discussed in the episode, Chris Rock and his Vulture.com statements, NASA and its plans to send humans to Mars by 2030 and the law banning strangulation, face sitting and caning in the United Kingdom porn industry. Also, Terry Crews and feminism. 

For more, www.JakeRadio.org or #TheJakeShow.

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Gregory Stutzer, Vivienne Kelly and Kodi Seaton. Contributing producers James Mccrae, Topher Keene. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved

Direct download: The_Clique_III_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am EST

On today's BTSZD, a look at co-dependency and unconditional love and some tools for how we all can be more unconditionally loving in relationship, partnership and friendship. 

This episode of The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Topher Keene, Kodi Seaton and contributing producer Michael Howard Nathanson. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved 


 

Susie Pearl (P2) has repped Michael Jackson and is working on the global platform for hallucinogens as healing substances with Ricki Lake, and everything in between. She is one of the rare ones - in the category of Russell Simmons and few others - who have been powerhouses in entertainment and then left it all for a calmer more meditative and reflective life behind the camera.

Susie led MTV Europe in it’s heyday. She was responsible for the MTV Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards and all related MTV-related festivals. She then built the top-3 entertainment agency in all of Europe, Kazoo PR, launching and nurturing big brands and big celebrity careers, including Sony, MTV, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Spice Girls & Victoria Beckham. She sold that agency and retired.

After her retirement, legendary hypno-scientist and NLP co-founder Dr. Richard Bandler asked Susie to run his global training program. She said yes, but not before moving out of London onto the sunny island of Ibiza, off the coast of Spain.

In this revealing two-part interview, the best-selling author of “Instructions for Happiness and Success,” discusses new age corporate management techniques, doing hallucinogens, living with her gay BFF in a forest in Ibiza, personal meltdowns and transformations, working with talk show personality Ricki Lake on exploring the frontiers for using ayahuasca to cure cancer, addiction and tumors, creating reality and death and dying process.

Susie was my mentor and has become one of my dearest friends and I think you'll find wisdom and hilarity here, as I do in our relationship. 

 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Vivienne Kelly, Gregory Stutzer and Kodi Seaton. Consulting producers Topher Keene and Michael Howard Nathanson (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved.


Susie Pearl has repped Madonna and done ayahuasca, and everything in between. She is one of the rare ones - in the category of Russell Simmons and few others - who have been powerhouses in entertainment and then left it all for a calmer more meditative and reflective life behind the camera.

Susie led MTV Europe in it’s heyday. She was responsible for the MTV Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards and all related MTV-related festivals. She then built the top-3 entertainment agency in all of Europe, Kazoo PR, launching and nurturing big brands and big celebrity careers, including Sony, MTV, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Spice Girls & Victoria Beckham. She sold that agency and retired.

After her retirement, legendary hypno-scientist and NLP co-founder Dr. Richard Bandler asked Susie to run his global training program. She said yes, but not before moving out of London onto the sunny island of Ibiza, off the coast of Spain.

In this revealing two-part interview, the best-selling author of “Instructions for Happiness and Success,” discusses new age corporate management techniques, doing hallucinogens, living with her gay BFF in a forest in Ibiza, personal meltdowns and transformations, working with talk show personality Ricki Lake on exploring the frontiers for using ayahuasca to cure cancer, addiction and tumors, creating reality and death and dying process.

Susie was my mentor and has become one of my dearest friends and I think you'll find wisdom and hilarity here, as I do in our relationship. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Vivienne Kelly, Gregory Stutzer and Kodi Seaton. Consulting producers Topher Keene and Michael Howard Nathanson (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved.

 

 


Today on The Clique, Kodi, Topher, Jake, James and Vivienne digg into sexuality, masculinity and why Asian men aren't seen as inherently sexual or attractive (more of the "best friend next door type").  

The guys also dig into why it's awkward for beautiful people (Liam Hemsworth) to kiss other beautiful people (Jennifer Lawrence) #Lies. Kodi talks about why he feels attractive now, Vivienne talks about ethnic awkwardness in dating and the clique weigh in.

To top it off, cuddle parties and the emerging business models that are coming from them and Jadan and Willow Smith and their spiritually progressive views about life and time. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced today by Jake Sasseville, Topher Keene, Vivienne Kelly, Gregory Stutzer, Kodi Seaton, James McCrae. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved


BTSZD: Intimacy (Into-Me-See), Psychosis, Mental Illness and the Pathway to Spiritual Breakthrough

In this powerful two-part essay (part 2 is next week), we take a deep dive into the areas of Intimacy, creative relationships, what we can learn from psychosis, the $20 billion anti-psychotic / anti-depressent / anti-ADHD industry and how mental illness could be a path onto higher spiritual awareness. 

Accused of being bi-polar for many years by many different business partners and friends and finding that spiritual acceptance and love helped diminish his particular symptoms, this is an issue close to Jake's heart. We believe it's not being brought into the light as much as it ought to be, nor is it being celebrated.

Let us know if this episode speaks to you by using the hashtag #TheJakeShow

This episode of The Jake Sasseville Show was produced and written by Jake Sasseville and Topher Keene out of Massachusettes. Associate Producer Kodi Seaton in Washington, DC. Special thanks to Anthony David Adams who's incredible work on intimacy inspires. (c) 2014 All Rights Reserved


Ferguson, Missouri vs. Apartheid, South Africa: Best-selling author + survivor of apartheid Mark Mathabane exclusively joins Jake, professor and author of "Deconstructing Ratchet" Mr. Jeff Dess and producer Topher Keene for this heartfelt and in-depth conversation around the parallels of the oppressive regime of Apartheid and the non-indictment decision of the Grand Jury in Ferguson. 

In this episode which is a powerful expression of our collective humanity, Mark speaks candidly about the parallels, brute and unaccountable force by police in charge, what he learned from Nelson Mandela (who he lived one block away from Mark in the ghettos of Alexandra, South Africa) about solving the racial divide and why it's imperative as a collective humanity that we have this discussion now, instead of accepting what media feeds us. We must open our hearts firstly, and have compassion for those who have wronged us, secondly. 

Mr. Jeff Dess and Topher Keene weigh in on student reactions, the "What can we actually do" helpless feeling and shifting how we see those who trespass us. 

Share with a friend who needs it most.

 

The Jake Sasseville Show was produced by Jake Sasseville, Topher Keene and Mr. Jeff Dess. Special thanks to Mark Mathabane. 


Stormy Simon is the 46-year-old President of Overstock.com, one of the only female presidents of any Fortune 500 company in the United States.

In this revealing and often humorous conversation with Jake, not only does Stormy discuss what she's never discussed before: rumors she was an exotic dancer and a murder trial that changed her life, but she is a shining example of a powerful woman in business and she shares the non-traditional approach she took to get to the top. 

Her "school of hard knocks" education is colored by two teenage pregnancies, dropping out of college to be a single mom, producing and DJing for the top-rated country station in Salt Lake City and doing the best she could with what she had. 

Jake and Stormy discuss how they met. Stormy was the first advertiser to buy over $100,000 in ads on Jake's first show on ABC changing the course of his life forever. They recall stories of doing a TV show together at NBC, only to sneak out of their greenroom and break into the Jerry Springer studio next door (and getting caught by NBC security). There is a long and beautiful history between the two of them.

In all, Stormy shares pearls of wisdom from the front lines of business as a woman who beat odds, doesn't take NO for an answer, is as fierce as she is loyal and who gives everyone the benefit of the doubt.

"The best teams don't always win," Stormy says. "Every player has a story, and many of my people realize I know and try to understand theirs." 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Gregory Stutzer, Vivienne Kelly and Kodi Seaton. Contributing producers Topher Keene, Michael Howard Nathanson and James McCrae. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved


Jake, Kodi, James, Viv + Topher are part of the revolving panel on #TheJakeShow that discuss the philosophy of popculture for those slightly above average.
 
Today on The Clique, we discuss if "The Cosby Show," known for its family values and gee-whiz humor of its patriarch, ought to be taken off the air because of the recent Cosby rape allegations.
 
We also discuss the gray area of rape vs. consent, condemining professional sports athletes for how they discipline their children (Vikings' star Adrian Peterson has said he may serve Minnesota better if he leaves the team after his suspension).
 
We talk about the politics of spanking, gays who are afraid to come out (despite being on Grindr) and much more. 
 
This episode The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Topher Keene, Vivienne Kelly, James McCrae, Kodi Seaton & Gregory Stutzer (c) JAKE INC 2014 All Rights Reserved
Direct download: The_Clique.mp3
Category:the clique, popular culture, philosophy, the jake sasseville, -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

In this week's Bitesized on The Jake Sasseville Show, Jake shares an article Huffington Post asked him to write just as gay marriage was becoming legalized in many states around the country.

In it, he shares how being closeted for most of his childhood, teens and twenties prevented him from recognizing that while not much changes when you come out of the closet, that everything actually does.

He talks about winning lucrative ad business from extremely conservative American brands (Denny's, Ford, Coca-Cola, State Farm, Overstock.com) despite his concern that if those companies found out he was gay that they'd pull the plug.

He also shares the techniques his coach Fred Dodson advised him on to come out of the closet. 

The Jake Sasseville Show was produced this week by Jake Sasseville and Kodi Seaton. Contributing producer Carolina Alduey. (c) 2014 All Rights Reserved


Jogyo is a Grammy-nominated musician from Kingston, Jamaica but who spent his teens and 20s in New York City. His style borders art-rock and hip hop with an artisan showmanship akin to Lady Gaga.

One year ago at the time of this interview (July 2014) Jogyo was walking home from his friends Brooklyn apartment on a bright Sunday afternoon when he was gruesomely and savagely attacked by a deranged man with a hammer. The attack, which Jogyo shares details of in a loving, almost peaceful way, left him blind.

In this poignant exchange, Jake and Jogyo discuss the art of forgiveness, and how Jogyo wanted to find it in himself to forgive his assailant even as he was being attacked so that if he did die, that he would have died at peace. A lesson of tremendous compassion for us all.

While he's been left blind, Jogyo sees much clearer than most of us. He discusses art, the creation of music, his work with children and others with autism and a way of life that is compassionate and gentle. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Gregory Stutzer, Vivienne Kelly and Kodi Seaton. Contributing producers include Topher Keene. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved


BTSZD: An Open Letter to Alcoholics, Addicts & Those Affected

In this week's BITESIZED, Jake reads an essay and blog post he wrote about his challenges and feelings about being an adult affected by family member alcoholics. 

While very personal, it is our aim and intention that by bringing radical truth to that which makes us usually want to hide, we can live fuller, more meaningful, more open lives. Feel free to let us know your experiences by using #TheJakeShow. 

The Jake Sasseville Show was produced by Jake Sasseville and Kodi Seaton (c) 2014 All Rights Reserved. 


Pat Croce, Philly 76ers President & Owner, on Allen Iverson, Management & Passion, Deep Dives for Shipwrecks, Pirates, Houdini and more

Pat Croce, according to Success Magazine, made history as the only pro sports team owner to go from the training room to the boardroom. After selling his company, Sports Physical Therapists, for $40 million, Croce helped buy the last-place NBA Philadelphia 76ers in 1996. His first draft pick: Allen Iverson. He led the 76ers to their Championship game against the LA Lakers in 2001. 

Pat openly talks with Jake about the legend that is Allen Iverson and the tricky management of the franchise between Iverson and Coach Larry Brown. He says if that Iverson liked to practice more, he'd still be in the NBA today. 

Bold and unapologetically honest, Pat opens up about why his relationship with Larry Brown was never the same, his obsession with pirates and how piracy and exploration in the 1500s set the pace for entrepreneurship in this century, why his relationship of 42 years with wife Diane still works and the cultural similarities between Iverson and Harry Houdini (Pat owns half the world's Houdini artifacts and collection). 

This is a an audio portrait of a kid that came from the streets of Philadelphia, dreamed big, learned how to negotiate early on and recognized (thanks to Zig Zigler) that enthusiasm and positivity could be the rule, not the exception. 

At the top of the show, Jake & Cait talk about how Jake met Pat and Cait’s half marathon in Philadelphia. 

The Jake Sasseville Show was produced this week by Jake Sasseville, Gregory Stuhtzer and Vivienne Kelly out of New York City. Associate producer Kodi Seaton and Caitlin Engel. Consulting producer James McCrae. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved

 


BTSZD: An Honest Essay on Relationships, Cheating, Lying, Forgiveness and Being Whole

Relationships. They come in all forms and sizes. Here's an essay written about relationships, codependency, tricks of how to make it through, how to get radically honest and other humorous anecdotes and ideas about how to be a better partner.

Let us know things that have worked or haven't worked in your relationship by using the hashtag #TheJakeShow

This episode of The Jake Sasseville Show was produced and written by Jake Sasseville, Topher G. Keene out of Massachusettes and Michael Howard Nathanson out of Dallas, Texas. (c) 2014 All Rights Reserved

Direct download: BITESIZE-Relationships.m4a
Category:bite size, relationships, love -- posted at: 3:00am EST

If you or someone you know struggles with mental illness, this episode is for you. 
 
Wendy Brennan, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NYC) joins Jake and producer Topher G. Keene and as our special guest along with Jenna Kyle, a musical contributor on the benefit album #IWILLLISTEN.
 
#IWILLLISTEN is a social media campaign with the distinct focus on telling those around us who struggle with mental illness that you are willing to listen to them. 
 
Mental illness, and the stigmas associated with identifying or being treated for it, is a subject close to Jake’s heart. Wendy, Jake, Topher and Jenna take a deep dive into the nuances of mental illness, they share personal stories, what prevents many from getting help, how you're not alone even if you are, how to deal with friends or family that have early onset mental illness, how mental illness is actually a path (according to Jake) to spiritual breakthrough and how together we can remove the shame. We aim to celebrate those among us who walk a different path on this show, and this episode seeks to find ways to support and love. 
 
NAMI-NYC has it’s annual benefit gala Thursday November 6, 2014 with actor Christopher Noth (Sex and the City, Law and Order) serving as emcee for the evening. For more information or to get help or support, visit NAMInyc.org
 
The Jake Sasseville Show was produced this week by Jake Sasseville, Topher G. Keene, Gregory Stuhtzer, Vivienne Kelly, Caitlin Engel and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2014 All rights reserved. 

Kevin Bracken on Toronto, The Lies of Silicon Valley, the Urban Playground Movement, Radical Event Marketing & Getting Investigated by the Feds
Kevin Bracken left New York when he was 18 years old. He made good on a public promise in 2004 to move to Canada if George W. Bush were re-elected. Bush was re-elected, and Kevin now calls Toronto home most of the year. 
 
Part event planner but mostly a philosopher, Kevin is the instigator behind his global events juggernaut Newmindspace, founded in Toronto. He has produced thousands of events in over 200 cities around the world. His contribution to culture has impacted hundreds of thousands of people. 
 
With Jake, Kevin discusses his idea of the “urban playground movement” (a phrase he coined), how he and his team have evolved the rave culture and why it’s so important to him re-imagine how urban centers are used. He talks about the lies of Silicon Valley (he’s received venture capital funding for two startups) as well as breaking rules, causing chaos, marketing smartly and being genuine. 
 
Today, October 27, it’s election day in Toronto, and Kevin is planning an event called “Rob Ford: The Business as Usual Party” which celebrates the departure of crack addict Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The fun starts at 9PM at Toronto City Hall.  
 
At the top of the show, Jake and Cait discuss Caitlin's desire to bring a third person (a second woman) into her relationship in the bedroom to spice things up and a meeting that followed with the $100 million founder & CEO of AshleyMadison.com in Toronto. 
 
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Gregory Stuhtzer, Vivienne Kelly, Caitlin Engel in New York City, Christopher G. Keene in Massachusetts and Kodi Seaton in Washington D.C. (c) 2014

Doug Akin, co-founder of Mr. Youth (MRY) on Advertising, Finding Yourself through Travel, Being Passionate and Winning Business

Doug Akin was the quintessential Mad Man. He co-founded the Mr. Youth advertising agency (which he later sold for millions), launched a restaurant in the West Village right near his apartment. His agency helped to define the social media revolution in the 21st century and continues making huge waves today.  

These days though, Doug can be found living on a bus. Specifically, the Gratitude Bus, which is parked in the Hamptons. After he sold the agency, Doug started on a trek across the world to find himself. 

He shares with Jake what he realized after he visited his twentiest country --  the key to what he had been looking for his whole life. He talks about the early days of Mr. Youth, how he won business with Nestle, JetBlue, HP and every major brand in the United States, getting the call from the Facebook co-founder asking for help and what he says propelled him to material and spiritual success. 

Doug can best be reached at instagram.com/IamDougAkin

At the top of the show, Jake and Cait discuss spirituality and giving your friendship an occassional sabatical. Womp womp. Hint. Hint. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville & Gregory Stutzer. Also: Kodi Seaton, Caitlin Engel, Vivienne Kelly and Christopher G. Keene. (c) 2014 All rights reserved. 


Tara DeFrancisco on SNL, Second City, Chicago and Improv Comedy as a way of Life

Tara DeFrancisco is considered by many to be one of the greats of improv comedy this country has ever seen. 

Certainly in Chicago, but all over the world, Tara has made a name for herself as a playful and insightful entertainer who Free Press calls the "funniest woman in Chicago" and Curves Magazine wrote is by far the "top 25 funniest females in the United States." 

Early in her career after being cast out of 700 hopefuls, Tara followed in the steps of Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Jane Lynch, Martin Short and others cutting her teeth 250 days a year touring with Second City. By 33, Tara had done over 3,000 shows. 

In her ever candid, often hilarious and consistently vulnerable interview with Jake, Tara discusses Saturday Night Live, why she loves Chicago, the art of improv, taking risks, following her dreams and self-acceptance. She takes us on a deep dive inside her mind and heart and we get to explore what makes her tick, how she got so good and why she keeps coming back for more. 

At the top of the show, Jake and Cait talk about the Men's Health magazine article slamming females in sports, Jake's childhood (and adult) closet obsession with Rosie O'Donnell and Caitlin's new film "A Long Walk to Forever," adapted from a Kurt Vonnegut Jr. short story. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Caitlin Engel and Vivienne Kelly. (c) 2014 All rights reserved. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Michael Simmons Forbes Columnist on Relationship Building and Nurturing

Michael Simmons' father died when Michael was eight years old. That, he says, is why his life in business has been all about defying the odds.

He's the CEO of Empact Summit, has spearheaded over 600+ entrepreneurial education workshops at universities around the world and is the popular columnist at Forbes about relationship building in the age of social media.  

Michael sits down with Jake to discuss relationships, the #1 mistake he says people make when trying to be social on social networks, why being open and vulnerable with all people, not only certain ones, is imperative to being successful and how to build rock solid relationships even if you're a quiet or shy person (hint: it's about serving others, not you!)

At the top of the show, Jake and Cait discuss important lessons learned (and mistakes made) in building relationships in business and why Cait won't go with Jake on the Transiberian railroad from St. Petersburg, Russia to Beijing, China. 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville and Gregory Stuhtzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Caitlin Engel and Vivienne Kelly. (c) 2014 All Rights Reserved

Direct download: Michael_Simmons_Episode_-_FINAL.mp3
Category:interview, news, entrepreneurship, popculture -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Wade Davis Jr., First Openly Gay NFL Player talks football, Love & Acceptance Both In and Out of the Closet

In his NFL career, Wade Davis Jr. played for the Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks. He's currently the CEO of the You Can Play Foundation.

Jake sat down with Wade to talk about getting the call from Michael Sam that he wanted to come out of the closet, what it's like playing in the NFL and why he felt safest in the locker rooms with his team mates. Wade also talks about the transformations that came with coming out and what he would say to his dad, who still hasn't acknowledged and accepted that his son is gay.

At the top of the show, Jake and Cait talk about Cait's weekend with Oprah, their trip to the Cayman Islands, Jake's unfortunate mishap at the massage parlour and more.  

"The Jake Sasseville Show" is produced by Jake Sasseville and Gregory Stuhtzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Caitlin Engel and Vivienne Kelly. (c) 2014 All rights reserved. 

Direct download: Wade_Davis_SOFT_Final_.mp3
Category:sports, NFL, talk, opinion, entertainment -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Yvette Noel-Schure P2: Publicist to Beyonce, Prince, Adele, Mariah Carey

Jake sat down and spoke with Yvette Noel-Schure, journalist-turned-superstar-publicist, for this two-part interview. 

On part 2, find out what Yvette did when she found out Mariah Carey was her first client at Sony in 1993, what quirks Prince has about publicity, how Wyclef Jean brought Jake and Yvette together and why Yvette believes the public doesn't deserve anything more from Beyonce than great art. Yvette's interview is personal and raw.

At the top of the show, Jake and Cait (best friend) reunite to discuss why women who adjust their clothing make Jake uncomfortable, Tommy Boy and Chris Farley, why Jake keeps running into the Premiere Minister in Canada and learn more about Caitlin's childhood growing up with a black mom in sales and a white dad who was a US diplomat.

"The Jake Sasseville Show" is produced by Jake Sasseville and Gregory Stuhtzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton and Vivienne Kelly. 


Debut Episode: VMA nominated producer and best friend Caitlin Engel

Caitlin Engel is best friend, publicist, producer and chief beaut to The Jake Sasseville Show. She's also the beard for Jake himself. 

This is the very first episode of the show. Don't let that fool you though: Caitlin and Jake discuss who's coming up in the next several episodes, the vision for The Jake Sasseville Show, virtual assistants in India and Salt Lake City, the meaning of their every day lives, Liberace, The Dark Night of the Soul and ego death.

 

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Gregory Stutzer, Vivienne Kelly and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved

Direct download: Jake_Sass_Ep_1_Revision_2__1.mp3
Category:comedy, entertainment, talk show -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

Yvette Noel-Schure, Part 1, Superstar Publicist, Growing up in Grenada, attending City College and living the American Dream

Yvette Noel-Schure has been shaping popular culture and the music industry's biggest superstars since before Jake was born. She spent eight years as the editor of Black Beat Magazine, then moved to a green-behind-the-ears publicist at Sony.

Since 1993, she has gone on to masterfully shape the careers of Mariah Carey, Adele, Prince, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson, Will Smith. She currently represents Beyonce and has for almost twenty years. 

In this candid and revealing two part interview, Yvette discusses growing up in Grenada and arriving in America, the day she became a "woman," having to settle for City College of New York instead of New York University and the seeds that were planted as a young girl that has enabled her to become arguably one of the kindest and most successful publicists in the entertainment business. 

Part one focuses on Yvette's life and growing up and part two focuses on her career and the careers she's touched. Perfect for anyone who's been on the road less traveled with far too many detours to count. (E 102)

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Gregory Stutzer, Vivienne Kelly and Kodi Seaton (c) JAKE INC 2014 All Rights Reserved 

Direct download: Jake_Sass_Ep_2.mp3
Category:entertainment, interview, popular culture -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

James Murray - Star, Creator, Executive Producer of Impractical Jokers on TruTV

James Murray pitched the same version of Impractical Jokers, the show that is now one of the most popular unscripted shows on cable today, three times since 1999. Various pilots and agreements never went, but James continued to press on with his three friends from high school. 

Impractical Jokers is now in it's fourth season, and James candidly describes how he manuevered through an often impenetrable world of television development, how he licenses Jokers in foriegn territories around the world, what it was like head writing for Jake on Jake's first ABC show, what he likes best about touring the country with the guys and how the success of Jokers has led to other development deals. 

This episode is an extraordinary inside look at why James and the guys had to keep true to their vision for almost 13 years before it got picked up on television. Perfect for any entrepreneur, entertainer, artist or comedian plotting next moves. (E 103)

The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Jake Sasseville, Gregory Stutzer, Vivienne Kelly and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2014 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved 

Direct download: Jake_Sass_Ep_3._revised_mp3.mp3
Category:comedy, entertainment, talk show, improvisation -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

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