Mon, 24 August 2015
Noel Biderman is the Founder and CEO of AshleyMadison.com. He's also my friend.
There has been a tremendous amount of controversy surrounding Noel since the leaking of more than 37 million pieces of information related to users of the site for discreet affairs.
Noel has always been kind to me, and when I've hung out in Toronto at the headquarters of AshleyMadison, what's remarkable is how much of a family business it appears to be.
Enjoy the encore interview with Noel.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. (c) 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Wed, 19 August 2015
Perez Hilton like you've never heard him before. Sensitive, reflective and dynamic, the former "Queen of Mean" and I finally set up a time to chat, after years of being mistaken physically for one another (although one of us is now a skinny bitch).
Perez talks about his dad dying, the struggle of being known for how he was as a younger version of himself and not being able to shake off the perception despite his own spiritual evolution, doing Big Brother UK, going to therapy, Oprah and much more.
PerezHilton.com and affiliated sites do 3+ million visitors a day and his media empire has been bubbling up for almost a decade. Fascinating to have one of the first internet gossip pioneers on our show, and even more interesting that he's much more likable and sincere than I expected.
Thanks Perez, Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. Episode produced by CC Hutten. (c) 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Mon, 17 August 2015
Love Addicts & Soul Mates. Supermodel Amber Smith (addict) and Super-mom Kristen Rae (Soul Mate Expert)
Love Addicts & Soul Mates: Amber Smith is a supermodel and actress. She's graced the covers of 300+ magazines and starred in films and TV shows over her famed 25 year career.
At 19, she developed a pill addiction which bled its way into alcohol and other drugs. As she got help for that from Dr. Drew Pinksy, she discovered the root of her addictions was Love Addiction. She got herself into Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (a 12 step program) and has been in recovery for 4 years.
Kristen Rae was the founder of one of the largest healing institutes in the United Kingdom (Theta Healing UK). She's since moved to Australia, where she runs Theta Healings Australia, and she's the author of "50 Beliefs About Soul Mates and Relationships That Will Transform Your Love Life." She's teaching courses this Fall in Sydney on Soul Mates and Relationships.
So much of us have an addiction to love and sex and we don't even know about it. This episode certainly uncovers some of what may be inside us all.
Enjoy. - Jake
Twitter | @AmberLeeSmith
URL for Kristen Rae | www.ThetaHealings.co.au
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC (c) 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Episode produced by CC Hutten
Wed, 12 August 2015
Canadian Music publicist Tara Muldoon shares her story of rape from the inside of forgiveness. She's the founder of F-U: The Forgiveness Project, and together with Bishop Desmond Tutu, she's established the International Day of Forgiveness, December 10th.
When Tara was 18, she moved from Nova Scotia to University in Toronto. She was a contestant on the Canadian version of "American Idol" and one of the other contestants raped her.
She talks about the experience, in detail, and also what many in the world who are victims aren't talking about: the importance of forgiveness.
Enjoy the episode. - Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved. Episode produced by CC Hutten.
Mon, 10 August 2015
We are a generation obsessed with building Community. From Summit Series, Airbnb, Coachella to Uber, micro-communities are everywhere -- even in our philanthropic work in the US and overseas.
Jacy Cunningham is the Head of Fitness and Movement at Summit Series' $40 million summit: Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah.
Brett Emmons, a former gambling addict and professional Broadway dancer, is head of internships at an inner-city non-profit that helps refugees and asalym-seekers get used to life in America. He is also a member of the Baha'i Faith and serves his Faith at a regional level.
Both of them have unique perspectives on community and capacity building and both of their perspectives came out of a lot of pain and suffering.
This episode is to help us understand why we crave so much to be apart of communities and what we can be doing to build better and stronger ones where everyone can thrive.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. (c) 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Episode produced by CC Hutten.
Wed, 5 August 2015
We hit episode 100! To celebrate, we have an episode on why we care about Our Roots.
Six-time Grammy nominated jazz singer Tierney Sutton, Graham Oxman, a Boston Geologist, and Karen Rocco, a talent executive and one of the first employees at Sirius XM radio, give us perspectives on our roots -- why we care about them and why they're important.
Tierney talks about the roots of all music found in jazz, and the importance of discipline meeting spontaneity in creative pursuit.
Graham talks about how humans think their roots are in their familial ancestory, but the story of rocks and geology tell a far different story.
Karen Rocco talks about the roots of funk, Howard Stern and in Sirius XM radio.
Happy 100. Thanks for listening everybody.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved. This episode produced by CC Hutten
Mon, 3 August 2015
Dajiow, the popstar formally known as David Jordan, came up in the music industry at the same era as Amy Winehouse (they were friends, and signed by the same management company).
That also included a ton of drugs, a string of hit songs (Sun Goes Down) and access to pretty much anything Dajiow wanted. As he says "they kept me just high enough."
After the label dropped him, he spiralled. In the downward turn, he found clarity and a sense of spirituality he hadn't had before.
He picked himself up, and for the last four years, he's starred in the West End of London in a show called "Thriller." A thrilling journey that he shares quite candidly with me.
From being puppetered to not being able to deliver on the hits, Dajiow is one of the only artists I've heard speak so honestly about the inside of the music business.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved. Episode produced by CC Hutten
Wed, 29 July 2015
Vince Nance was the only non-Korean ever to represent Korea at the International Jiu-Jitsu Competition in Abu Dhabi. He started training in his early teens so that he could defend himself at home.
Matt Pipkin is the founder of SPEAK YOUR SILENCE. He's kept his secret for 20 years without telling a soul. His non-profit now helps kids who have suffered abuse get the counseling they need, but often cannot afford.
Two straight men tell their stories of childhood -- their trauma and how they used emotionally chaotic environments to become the best in the world at what they do.
Enjoy the episode! - Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. This episode produced by CC Hutten. (c) 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Mon, 27 July 2015
Joe Hawkins' mom, Carol Hawkins, was convicted of stealing nearly $4 million from U2 Bassist Adam Clayton. She worked for and lived with Adam Clayton for more than 15 years. While Carol been spending time in prison in Ireland, no one from her family has spoken publicly... until today.
Joe, 24 at the time, candidly opens up about his mom and his experience -- from growing up alongside one of the biggest rock bands in the world, living in the same home-estate where the famed U2 album "The Joshua Tree" was recorded -- to couch surfing after his mom was arrested and convicted of 181 counts of theft, and having to learn even how to open his own bank account.
Intensely private, Joe shared about his privileged childhood, his spiritual nature, two-near-death experiences overdosing on drugs, why he's still playing music and what he really thinks about his mom. While Joe's story is incredibly unique, we all can learn from what to do when a world is turned upside down.
This is an incredible episode that took a lot of strength on Joe's part, and I hope you enjoy.
FMI on Joe Hawkins: www.robotboymusic.com
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved. This episode produced by CC Hutten.
Wed, 22 July 2015
Vianna Stibal is the founder of the ThetaHealing® technique. She's rarely done up close and revealing interviews -- that is, until today.
Vianna is on the leading edge of spirituality and unlocking our understanding of the power of our minds -- and while the ThetaHealing technique doesn't come without its set of controversies, it's spread like wildfire in the past 18 years: there are over 300,000 practitioners worldwide.
Vianna talks about our ability to heal ourselves, how we all have beliefs and emotions that affect our dis-ease and illnesses, and through her techniques, she's seen physical and emotional transformations in her clients.
She and her team have recently re-located THInK® (ThetaHealing Institute of Knowledge®) from Idaho to Montana. She took her lunch break to chat with me.
Worth the listen for anyone who is or knows someone who is experiencing illness in their life.
Enjoy the show, thanks so much for checking it out. -Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC and CC Hutten. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 20 July 2015
I never intended for this audio to be released publicly.
Leah Komaiko did a private session with me. She's part muse, part brand strategist, part sage. I've been coached by the best in the world -- and no one comes close to the profound breakthrough that I made with Leah. It's today's show.
Leah calls Hollywood royalty, the biggest brands in the world, Olympic champions and hip-hop artists her clients. Her breadth of experience and ability to "see inside and under the hood" to reveal what makes you, your brand and business one in a million is a unique talent -- I just didn't expect it to be so personal or uncomfortable.
Enjoy the show! -Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 13 July 2015
Zoe Nightingale's 'sexy' and 'sassy' brings grown men to their knees. It gives life to women who want to release their own childhood shame. Her comedy is recklessly acute, her intelligence is nearly lethal - and in recent weeks her podcast (which she's been at for two years) is blowing up.
Behind the brash tough girl Jew and mouthy DC-native, though, there is a humanitarian at heart that you ought to care about -- because she's emerging as a voice in our generation. She cares deeply about people and cares deeply that you care about them, too.
This show is all about Zoe -- the good, challenging and ugly. She is an almost perfect mirror to how you feel about yourself, so get ready.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human Media. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 8 July 2015
Although few black gay men from the South ever talk about their sexuality or coming up in the deep south, the ones that do stand out.
Lawayne Childrey shouldn't be alive today.
When he was 4, he watched his cousin burn alive in a fire. When he was 5 all the way to second grade, Lawayne was molested. Diagnosed with HIV and then "full blown AIDS," he watched his lover die in the early 90s as well as heterosexual friends all around him. He then developed drug addictions and got into abusive relationships.
He was gone beyond repair.
And yet, he turned it around. This is how he did. He always believed in God and that his life had purpose. He's an Edward R. Murrow Award Winning Journalist who lives in Nashville. His book is: "Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph."
Enjoy the episode!
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human Media. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 6 July 2015
Shep Gordon x Legends & Mensches x Spirituality & Being Famous x Growing Up Jewish x Friends as Family
Shep Gordon is a legend... and he's been very kind to me.
He's the focus of the 2014 Mike Meyes doc: "SUPERMENSCH: The Legend of Shep Gordon." Shep has managed Luther Vandross, Alice Cooper, Raquel Welch, Teddy Pendergrass, Emeril and others. Hollywood royality, British royalty and the Dalai Lama consider him a friend. He lives in Maui and he has a life that is as fascinating as it is instructive.
I loved SUPERMENSCH, made a few calls, and Shep agreed to come on the show. Live from the beach. We talk about family, love, adoption, spirituality, cause, effect and so much more.
Thanks so much for listening.
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. This episode was produced by Emma Bracy. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. www.JakeRadio.org for more information.
Mon, 29 June 2015
Equality and #LoveWins.
An episode about about why now, and how it happened so quickly, a look back, why it took so long, what roll popular culture played and the spiritual shift that had to happen for same-sex marriage to be legalized in all fifty states.
Thanks to Topher Keene, CC Hutten, Matt Baume, George Lizos, Joseph Matthew Garrett for being apart of it.
An incredibly important episode. Thanks for listening. Enjoy.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by CC Hutten. Associate producer Kodi Seaton. (C) PROFOUNDLY HUMAN 2015 All Rights Reserved
Wed, 24 June 2015
James McCrae, author of SH&T YOUR EGO SAYS talks "writing to live" and getting published by Hay House
James McCrae, author of SH*T YOUR EGO SAYS, talks at length about the process of writing his book, including moving to NYC penniless, becoming homeless in Hurricane Sandy and eventually hitting rock bottom -- only to realize that much of his suffering (and his incredulous thoughts that he was a fraud) was due to the ego.
From a beach in the Caribbean, the stranded wanna-be author started writing his book -- which became SH*T YOUR EGO SAYS. Two years later, James got the call just last week from the president of Hay House Publishing that Hay House would publish the book in 2016.
James has been called the "Eckart Tolle for the MTV generation" and his story is a great reminder of how important it is to create great art, to ship it, to stick with it and to live a life that is interesting.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producer Kodi Seaton (C) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN LLC All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 22 June 2015
With the recent killings of nine Bible Study members in South Carolina, we look at the real root issues -- best as we can -- about race in America. White people have to stand up and realize that they're part of the 2-sided issue and that it's not enough to be color blind.
Our guests are Kweku Mandela, grandson of South Africa's Nelson Mandela, Mr. Jeff Dess, author of "Deconstructing Ratchet" and writer of the one-man show "Deep Breath" and James McCrae, creator and author of "S#it Your Ego Says."
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producer Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Wed, 17 June 2015
Celebrate Dad's: Matt Sweetwood Became a Single Dad of Five Kids; Hired Ex-Israeli Military as His Nannies.
Our (slightly off) Father’s Day episode!
In 1996, Matt Sweetwood, the author of "Man Up" became a single dad of five children who were between the ages of 18 months and 8 years old. Matt’s ex-wife (and mother of his five children) left the house (in handcuffs, as Matt recalls). Apparently during one of her psychotic breaks, she tried to take Matt's race car for a spin. That, Matt says, was the final straw. She hasn’t seen the children in 13 years.
Matt’s new book -- “Man Up” -- talks about becoming a single dad, not trying to replace their mom, different methods he used (including hiring two members of the Israeli military as his live-in nannies!!!) and others. Great, inspiring, Father-of-the-Year type story.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Also produced by Kodi Seaton, Emma Bracy, Rob Peterpaul and CC Hutten. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Mon, 15 June 2015
Mindie Kniss has a Ph.D in Heart Intelligence. She teaches headstrong entrepreneurs how to dip into their heart.
On the personal side, she talks about filing for bankruptcy, a home foreclosure and how she ended up living in her office for a time in her early career. “Part of my journey, apparently…” said Mindie.
She's married to superstar speaker and inspirational fellow Sean Stephenson. What a combo.
Great conversation, enjoy. Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty, CC Hutten, Rob Peterpaul, Kodi Seaton and Emma Bracy. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Wed, 10 June 2015
Adam Gilbert used to be in finance, but has transformed his clients lives as the founder of MyBodyTutor.
He's a nationally recognized health, fitness and motivational expert and trainer.
Loved having Adam on the show. Long time coming. Enjoy, Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate producers Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Mon, 8 June 2015
Cindy is the wildly insightful founder of “Make Love Not Porn.” She's done my most favorite TED talk ever and she's the owner and designer of New York City's famed “Black Apartment."
Cindy's life imitates art, and art is imitating everything she stands for. She's 55, she dates younger men (thirty years younger!) and she's on a mission to change how we think about love, porn and sex.
I love her, and if you don't know her yet, you'll love her, too!
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate producer Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All rights reserved.
Wed, 3 June 2015
Norweigan Grammy Winner Maya Vik may be from Oslo, Norway, but her new song ---Young Michael Douglas (YMD) --- is turnt up on radio dials / internet channels / computer screens worldwide.
Maya told me that the song, her first US release, was inspired by a clip she saw where Michael Douglas told the interviewer his cancer was caused by his sex addiction.
That set the pace for a left-of-center and interesting interview with Maya.
Enjoy Maya! I sure did.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate producers Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 1 June 2015
Kenton Lee is an incredible entrepreneur who tried to sell his "The Shoe that Grows” to Tom’s, Crocs, Sketchers and everyone else. When no one bit, Kenton patented it, and started to fundraise. Then, seemingly overnight, his “Shoe that Grows” has become a global sensation. It's a shoe. That grows. And it's helping kids all over the world.
Rarely do we get to have an inside peak at an entrepreneur as his company is just about to take off. His gee-whiz approach to business (he's from Idaho ya'll!) and contributions to human beings is inspiring. Also, he has some wicked business insight from the front lines.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by CC Hutten. Associate producers Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 27 May 2015
Garrett Madison was leading 14 people up Mount Everest when an earthquake shook Nepal in April. That earthquake also caused avalanches that decimated base camp and Garrett's only forseeable way out. He was at roughly 21,000 feet (almost a 4,000 feet above base camp) when the quake hit.
For the first time since being rescued off of Everest, Garrett Madison tells his story on The Jake Sasseville Show, including how he led 14 people through nearly three days of being stranded on the tallest mountain in the world and the untimely death of his girlfriend Eve, a medic who was stationed at base camp while Garrett and the others climbed to Camp 2.
A tale of survival, leadership, love lost and never -- ever -- giving up.
No words can describe how grateful I am that Garrett came on The Jake Show.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate Producer Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA. All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 25 May 2015
If you're an artist or consultant, Tracey Erin Smith (founder of SOULO Festival and kickass corporate consultant) will have you at HELLO. She's is an incredible storyteller! My most favorite interview this month and the most fun I've had in 100 episodes.
She believes that we should tell our stories more often, that it would heal our past and create a more optimistic future. She’s a super powerful corporate communicator who lends her experiences (like training Walmart sales people with English as a Second Language) into one-woman shows.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate Producer Kodi Seaton. (C) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 20 May 2015
Super-Entrepreneur RAJ LAHOTI is the “Online Guru” and Inc’s 30 under 30 (DMV.org & UnitedStates.org) who recently checked himself into a wellness center in Arizona to detox. We talk about entrepreneurship, why we didn't speak for two years, ego and a lot of other cool stuff. We laugh a lot.
We talked right before he was set to leave the center catch a plane home to Southern California.
“I was looking to feel better by doing something even bigger than I had in my work even with all the millions of dollars earned… I realized, ‘I want to be thinner… that would make me happy.’”
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate producers Brenton Gieser + Emma Bracy + Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Sun, 17 May 2015
Locky Brownlie is Katy Perry’s lead backup dancer. He used to dance for Taylor Swift. Cue the questions. He could "feel the beat" in his body at the age of 2, and for much of his childhood he was the only boy in dance in his small town in Australia.
He now tours the world with music superstars and Broadway shows, and recently appeared at the Superbowl.
He sat down with me in Macau while on tour with Katy to talk about Taylor, living his dream and a few other things.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly + Gregory Stutzer. Produced by CC Hutten. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton + Brenton Gieser + Emma Bracy. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Wed, 13 May 2015
George Kourounis is an extreme storm chaser and star of “Angry Planet.”
He tells the story of chasing a 12,500 foot wide tornado (2.5 miles) with swirling winds of 200 MPH, and how he lost his dear friends in the chase. George stopped by the show to talk to us about climate change and chasing extreme weather, and about his recent visit to the coldest continuously inhabited place on the planet.
His show, "Angry Planet" airs Fridays aton Pivot. Enjoy it, Jake
“You don’t understand life until you understand death. People think I’m fearless. Not true. I acknowledge the fear, and if I have fear, it means to me that I need to take action of some kind.”
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly + Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate Producers Emma Bracy + Kodi Seaton + Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Mon, 11 May 2015
Marco Borges is Beyonce’s business partner and author of The 22-Day Revolution, advocating for a plant based diet.
The Godfather of spin class in Miami (in the early 90s!), Marco's parents met in Miami, despite being born in Cuba, and Marco’s life is all about contributing to the health and wellness of others… proactively.
Great, fun and important interview, and raised my awareness a lot about what I eat.
“I initially wanted to be a doctor. I decided I’d rather prevent disease than treat it.”
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly + Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate producers Kodi Seaton + Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 6 May 2015
Bobby Bailey is the co-founder of Invisible Children. We talk addiction, nonprofits, his brother, redemption, Invisible Children, Jason Russell, tribal history and historical rights of passage and people-owned companies.
“The CEOs of our generation are still operating at 395% more income than their employees. The gap is dangerous.”
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly + Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate producers Kodi Seaton + Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 4 May 2015
Jennifer Russell's powerful conversation about polyamory, BDSM, freedom vs. devotion (Paradox of Romance), money systems, belief systems and more left me breathless more than once.
She’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs create 6, 7, and 8-figure mission driven businesses with a unique combination of business strategy and deeply transformative identity level work.
She feels she's now at the center point of getting more women in roles that require them to be decision makers. She opines on how she would've coached the leaders of Occupy Wall Street to achieve greater results.
She discusses the structure of her polyamorous relationship with Bryan Franklin for the first time. What a whirlwind interview!
“Bryan Franklin and I have a relationship where we’ve been approached hundreds of times over people admiring it and wanting to know more…”
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer + Vivienne Kelly. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton + Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Fri, 1 May 2015
Activist DeRay McKesson joins us live from Baltimore to discuss the arrest of six officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
Profoundly Human senior editors Emma Bracy and Mtali Banda, both who have written extensively on race, over-policing and the murders of unarmed black men fill out the panel.
We discuss how to move forward, things the public can do that are not on the ground, how a few hundred days and these arrests doesn't erase 400 years of oppression. It's an honest and real conversation among four friends who happen to also work together.
Special edition of The Jake Sasseville Show. Produced by Jake Sasseville, Emma Bracy, Mtali Banda (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA. All Rights Reserved
Tue, 28 April 2015
Spiritual Leader + Best Selling Author Marc Gafni x "Love as a Perception, not an Emotion” x Power Dynamics in Sexuality and Spirituality
Marc Gafni is a controversial and remarkable spiritual leader and author of more books than I can count. He created the Success 3.0 Summit with John Mackey (CEO of Whole Foods) and Ken Wilbur. He invited Arianna Huffington, Alanis Morissette and Tony Hsieh to speak among two dozen others.
More than his accomplishments, Marc’s commitment to love, growth and expansion is what I found most impressive. He talks about the shared story of meaning and how desperately we need it.
Marc was a child of parents who survived Holocaust and he talked about how this impacted him. We talk about OUTRAGEOUS LOVE and how to LOVE OUTRAGEOUSLY.
Marc discusses the power dynamics in sexual and spiritual relationships and addresses the allegations of his own sexual impropriety over the years honestly and lovingly. Was touched by his openness. You will be, too.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Dwain Doty. Associate producers Kodi Seaton + Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Sun, 26 April 2015
Hip-hop Artist + Producer Gregory Stutzer has opened for B.o.B, Wale, DJd for Tyra Banks and corporate clients -- but perhaps his most meaningful work is his new single, "Let Go," out today, about the suicide of his childhood best friend, Mike.
Greg is half black, half white, born in Tanzania, grew up in Kansas City and speaks to so many of who we are as dreamers, immigrants, artists and creators.
He considers himself an “African kid with a white dad that didn’t know his place, but musically, the tribal melodies and exotic guitar riffs were imprinted on me.”
The “Halfblood prince” moved to Kansas City, Missouri and got involved with crowds he wasn’t proud of. He talks Faith, music, mental illness and the suicide of his best friend.
We debut the single "Let Go" at the end of the episode.
Enjoy the show, thanks as always for listening. Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Tue, 21 April 2015
(P2) Adam Barr, Emmy Winning Producer, Deep Dives into the Business of TV, Creativity, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more
In Part 2 of my interview with Adam Barr, Emmy winning producer, he tells me about the "stupid business of Hollywood," including how it's a one "ruled by sociopaths." (again, from Adam's mouth)
And yet, he says, "I love it more than anything, because I can create. But I don't forget that it's ephemeral."
Thank God for honesty and redemption. This is perfect for any writer, actor, director in the business or aspiring. We take a sober trip down memory lane on his various gigs, inside the insane world of writer's rooms and TV pitch meetings. and Adam shares the relevant pearls of wisdom and intimacy of it all.
"I've seen more tears in a comedy writer's room than not."
Adam shares on what it's like to work so closely with people like Julia Louis Dreyfus (Seinfeld, Christine, VEEP), Jimmy Burrows (Friends, Will and Grace, Mike and Molly, The Big Bang Theory, Mary Tyler Moore), Debra Messing (Will and Grace, Smash) and Conan O’Brien.
This two-parter is one for the record books. Thanks Adam. Enjoy everyone.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Tue, 21 April 2015
(P1) Emmy Winning Producer Adam Barr shares a rich 25 year history working on the inside of Hollywood
(P1) Emmy winning TV writer & producer Adam Barr and I first met when I was 17. In fact, I'll be the first to say that Adam gave me my "big break," inviting me, a then overweight (350 pounds) local access TV host in Maine, onto the NBC set of "Will and Grace" in Los Angeles to interview the entire cast. It set my life on a whole new trajectory, taught me that anything was possible and created so much joy.
Adam's credits include "Will and Grace," "Desperate Housewives," "Old Adventures of New Christine," "Suburgatory," "The New Normal," "Growing Up Fisher," "Kath and Kim," among other gigs.
We talk about growing up in the same town in Maine, how our mom's knew each other and then we deep dive into the HOWs and WHYs of comedy and TV and the ins and outs of surviving in Hollywood for nearly three decades.
Adam talks about "Will and Grace" and how all the actors originally refused the roles. Plenty of laughs and touching insight.
This is one of my favorite, most profound and far-reaching interviews I've ever done. Proud and blissed out. Enjoy it.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Sun, 19 April 2015
Sean Stephenson may only be a 2-foot-8-inch man, but his global reach and message is undeniable.
I asked if Sean would come on the show, having heard of him before from my friends at Summit Series, but never having imagined I'd meet a philosopher and psychotherapist all in one.
Doctors said Sean wouldn't live beyond age 1 due to Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease). He's now 35 and proudly says "I've outlived most of the doctors that mis-diagnosed me."
He willingly addresses my probing about his sex life and his marriage, addressing recent tabloid rumors that he's unable to satisfy his wife sexually. Apparently everyone talks about his sex life, but never to him. He was happy for the question. He has shared the stage and friendship with Bill Clinton, the 14th Dalai Lama and Tony Robbins.
“We work because we’re trying to figure out ourselves… the best speeches I've given are the ones where I've gotten on stage and spoken to myself.”
This episode is for anyone with any physical, mental or emotional handicap, and thanks to Sean, you can recognize that you are not your condition.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton + Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 15 April 2015
Shabs Mogharabi is the CEO of SoulPancake.com. She talks about YouTube as a business, insider trends and insights, the wisdom of arranged marriages, her business partnership with "The Office" star Rainn Wilson and creating a media company filled with joy and laughter.
Soul Pancake was founded in 2009 and the YouTube channel launched in 2012. Three years and nearly a billion video views later, Shabs and the team produce hit series and plenty of feel-good and heart-felt material. We take a deep dive to understand what makes the company and its people tick.
Loved our matter-of-fact and genuine conversation.
For fans of Soul Pancake, content creators, brand marketers, producers and anyone in new media, you’ll find Shabs insightful and inspiring!
Thanks to our sponsors of this episode FanDual, State Farm and Nature Box.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers Brenton Gieser and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 13 April 2015
Nathan Otto and I talked about the trickiness of inheriting lots of money. Interesitng how shame often comes up around whether or not we work for something we receive, and how we deal with success (and failure).
Nathan co-founded Holometrics with Bryan Franklin, a company that measures an organization's alignment. We take a deep dive into corporate and organizational structure, leadership and how to engage with teams. Sounds dense, but of course, we made it light and Nathan makes it fascinating.
Tangentially, we talk about what makes a best friend, including play and pleasure, how Nathan deals with freedom challenges in his marriage and shame around money and receiving it.
Nathan's wonderful and I learned a lot. You will too.
“We are all already unified. We are the ones that cause separation. What’s happening is our pretense of being separate tribes no longer works because all of our borders touch each other.”
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Wed, 8 April 2015
Laura Robinson is the creator of the board game BALDERDASH. Twenty nine years ago with her then boyfriend Paul, the two saw the success of Trivial Pursuit and thought: "Hey, we can do that!"
She's been an actress for years, having guest starred in Frasier and Cheers, but she's most enjoyed a life and career of playing games. She's the creator of "Celebrity Name Game" along with partners Courtney Cox and David Arquette, and she dishes on how she pitched and sold the show almost a half dozen times before it got on air.
I found my interview with Laura refreshing. We talked about maintaing joy amidst rejection (after rejection!), had quite a few laughs and insights, too. For any actors, creators, inventors or those obsessed with the business of TV or board games, this interview is for you. Enjoy.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Brenton Gieser and Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 6 April 2015
Alex Allman is the Founder of RevolutionarySex.com. Undoubtedly, one of my most awkward lift-off’s in an interview yet! Alex was gracious and made the ride a little less bumpy.
I started off with a story of multiple male orgasms sans ejaculation (something Alex is studying), and from there we steered into sex, sexual energy, shame and porn, what is man’s worst enemy when it comes to sex, and more. At the end of the interview, Alex gives (3) tips on how to re-wire any relationship you have, sexual or otherwise.
“Multiple male orgasms without ejaculation is like when a boxer who trains for years learns not to flinch when hit. It’s only at that moment of not flinching, that the boxer can really box.”
The Jake Sasseville Show show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA LLC All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 1 April 2015
The Rabbi joins me today for a great chat about Religion, its purpose, our purpose, and how revolution in human consciousness requires us to get beyond the tribalist mentality.
Loved the Rabbi. He's authored 23 books, one even on his addictions and recovery in 12-step program. Rabbi Rami has the most human-focused approach to Religion I've heard. He refers to Religion as Languages, and Judiasm is simply his mother tongue. Should be a real treat for you all to hear.
“Religion tells us more about the worshippers more than the object of their worship."
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer / Vivienne Kelly. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Max Mogensen and Brenton Gieser (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN MEDIA All Rights Reserved
Tue, 31 March 2015
Statement from Jake Regarding the Arrest of Mick The Producer.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Brenton Gieser and Max Mogensen (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 30 March 2015
Sarah Colonna on Chelsea Lately was always my favorite panelist. She seemed down to earth and relatable. Found out she was from Arkansas. Yup. Makes sense.
Her interview with me was no different. We geeked out on pop-culture, about my appearance on Chelsea Lately and how Ross Matthews (Tonight Show, E! News) introduced Sarah to her fiancé, NFL Seattle Seahawks champ, Jon Ryan.
Sarah is open about her thoughts about women in comedy, sex on the first date, love at first sight, dating an NFL player and the levels of stress she has with releasing her second book after the first one was a best-seller.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Max Mogensen and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human Media All Rights Reserved
Wed, 25 March 2015
I affectionately call Dr. Lou Marinoff my “Socratic Shrink.” He is the author of “Plato not Prosaic” and eight other books, including most recently "The Power of Tao: A Timeless Guide to Happiness and Harmony."
He's a real Canadian (Montrealier) live-wire. He's a world table hockey champ and has theories about eliminating ADHD and bulleying from schools by instituting table hockey tournaments (as has been done in Quebec).
Twenty years ago, Lou forecasted culturally induced illness and getting in trouble for it among his peers. Now, people call on him as an expert in the area.
“People have an innate desire to be themselves," Lou said. "People can’t sleep, eat or wakeup anymore without being medicated. Sometimes what’s wrong with you mentally is that you’re not spending enough time focused on what’s right with you."
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Max Mogensen and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN All rights Reserved
Mon, 23 March 2015
Announcing www.ProfoundlyHuman.com - a news + entertainment hub launched thanks to the raw human emotion of guests and spontaneity of THE JAKE SHOW.
PROFOUNDLY looks at the human impact of news in areas of culture, biz, spirituality, tech & relationships. Proud of the entire launch team including Max, Brenton, Mick, Vivienne, Gregory, Mtali, Jayme, Dieter, Summer, George, Topher, James and Mark.
Mick the Producer and I also talk about organizational structures and Dave Logan’s "Tribal Leadership" book and the five stages of tribal leadership, the process of creating Profoundly Human, the voices in our heads that inspire us and hold us back and more.
Proud, very proud. Inviting you all to check it out.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Brenton Gieser, Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 18 March 2015
Non-Launch of ProfoundlyHuman.com. PROFOUNDLY, a news site we're starting alongside The Jake Show, was supposed to launch... twice... this week. We didn't.
In this episode of THE JAKE SHOW, I tell a few stories about Patience, an online dating experience and meeting someone after two years of "talking." Patience is what has brought me to detachment in the startup process, but also in life.
Truth is I make clearer decisions when I'm patient. I treat others better when I'm patient. I'm easier on myself when I'm patient. We've got this one life. It's worth learning to be patient.
Have a listen, and enjoy - Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Max Mogensen, Kodi Seaton, Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN LLC All Rights Reserved
Mon, 16 March 2015
Kerwin Rae x Addiction x High Performing Entrepreneur x Working with Jordan Belfort (Wolf of Wall Street) x Fantastic & Personal Conversation
"Australia's Tony Robbins," as I affectionately refer to Kerwin Rae, our guest today, is from Sydney and his organization has helped thousands of entrepreneurs generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue over the past twenty years.
Kerwin and I had a great chat on the show. His super model girlfriends, sports cars and millions of dollars all led to momentary happiness in his 20s. He's lost it all a couple of times, and each time, comes back with a stronger sense of detachment than before.
He talks about having a stroke in his early 30s, traveling to Peru for clarity only to find out his problems continued to follow him and how he sees life even clearer these days.
"Addiction was one of the most important parts of my journey early on because it taught me the power of resourcefullness," Kerwin told me.
A must listen for wantrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, innovators, creators or spiritual folks at any level. A real treat. Thanks Kerwin, and enjoy. Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Kodi Seaton and Brenton Gieser. (c) 2015 PROFOUNDLY HUMAN All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 11 March 2015
Reza Salazar x Law and Order x Clowning in South America x Releasing Shame from Being Raped x Letting the Sun Back In
Reza Salazar starred in “Law and Order” (NBC) twice before the age of 21. He was also raped as a young boy and took more than 20 years to talk about it. Now he does.
An inspiring moment for anyone who carries shame from their childhood and how Reza dealt with his.
In this incredibly heart-warming interview with my very best friend of more than a decade, Reza talks growing up in South America, where he performed as a clown alongside his mom from age 5 until his teen years.
By 13, he came to North Carolina as a trained clown, spoke no English but was just in time for high school.
By 19, he had guest starring roles in “Law and Order” and currently he stars in and writes plays in New York City, guest stars on television shows and does film work, too.
“As it relates to being raped, don’t try to forget,” Reza says. “Forgive. That’s been my job the last 29 years.”
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Brenton Gieser and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Sun, 8 March 2015
Annie Lalla’s work in understanding love & relationships is reflected in her marriage to Eben Pagan. Her daughter’s name is Love Being (Eben’s idea, she swears!) and Annie is a love and relationship coach - one of the best, I'd argue.
We cover the bases and run the gamut together in this interesting, raw and odd interview that will engage and delight you. Annie candidly shares that relationships aren’t compromises, they are investments.
“Would you say going to a grocery store and purchasing veggies is a compromise?” Annie asks. No, it’s an investment, in your family or your health. Same with relationships. Relationships aren't compromises.
What I found particularly engaging about Annie is her deep sense of understanding on the areas she covers with an incredibly human touch.
Speaking of touch, she’ll share how she learned to invoice her clients in a more timely manner (and without shame!) by withdrawing $2000 in 20-dollar-bills, laying them on a bed and masterbating in the bed of $20s.
On Love Cynics…
"Every cynic is a failed idealist," Annie says. “I know there’s an ember burning in every cynic…”
On her marriage to Eben…
“I fell in love with who I get to be… to live into that, I have to grow, stretch and abandon my identity… I didn’t fell in love with my husband, I fell in love with the possibility to be extraordinary…”
Loving Annie Lalla. You will too.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Brenton Gieser, Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human LLC All Rights Reserved
Wed, 4 March 2015
Rosie von Lila is a communications specialist who works with CEOs to catalyze them into storytellers. She is Cultural Relations Maven for Burning Man, helping them grow the culture worldwide (which may one of the most interesting jobs I've ever heard of).
I was perturbed by an email from Rosie to Mick the Producer, so I talked about with Mick, and then addressed it with Rosie in the show. What I discovered was an incredibly open and loving human being who has been transformed by the events at Burning Man. Worth checking out for sure.
Rosie added “Von” to her name at the suggestion of her friend Tom. Tom and Rosie were riding bikes gleefully through the streets of Amsterdam. They were on their way to a surprise birthday party in Croatia. This seems to be how Rosie's life works out -- easily and effortlessly.
She talks online dating, 42 point data plans based on Amy Web's TED TALK, "Dating... a Love Story" and Rosie reveals what she feels like she's hiding in life.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton, Brenton Gieser, Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human All Rights Reserved
Mon, 2 March 2015
Charles Eisenstein is the author best known for his revolutionary book: Sacred Economics. He declines most all interviews. Ours he decided to accept. And I’m grateful for it.
He has a new book out, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.
Charles blew my mind. It is the single best explanation of the money system, consumerism, its emptiness and solutions of what to do about it that I’ve ever heard.
We talk about how interest bearing debt breeds the illusion of competition, which causes human beings to strive for power. Scarcity, including world hunger, Charles told me, is artificial.
He taught me about how the “space between stories” allows something new, unexpected and beyond imagination to emerge in life. Really powerful interview with someone that I think will be crucial in the next forty years and beyond.
“Reasons are really rationalizations or justifications,” Charles said, referring to why he was divorced, and chose to get married again.
Jam packed episode, enjoy it.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Brenton Gieser, Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human LLC All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 25 February 2015
Stuart Knight is said to be "one of the best conversationalists" ever. Kevin Bracken (boy genius founder of Pillow Fight Day, Newmindspace and the newly acquired GymSurfing) told me I had to have Stuart on The Jake Show because it's almost as if he has "conversation down to a science."
With a pitch like that, I was curious.
Stuart and I got on real well. He's an internationally reknowned (and talented / funny) speaker. We deep-dive into our childhoods, Russian brides (minus the married part), his new company "The Powerful Group" and the impact and art of powerful conversations. We both grew up on Tony Robbins, talk about theism and atheism being opposite sides of the same coin, what it takes to be powerful in our relationships with others and plenty of humour along the way.
Stuart tells me why he feels vulnerable around having a child, why he'll never get married and of course some friendly flirting. One of my favorite shows to date because of how real it got. Loving it.
"The Jake Sasseville Show" is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Topher Keene and Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human LLC All Rights Reserved
Mon, 23 February 2015
James Mccrae, Creator of "Sh*t Your Egy Says" and Frederick Dodson, founder of "Reality Creation" are two of my best friends. I asked them to do an impromptu episode.
We catch up -- we haven't hung out in more than a year together. What follows is odd, insightful, interesting and humorous.
We talk spirituality and marketing, running a startup versus getting one funded, Ego, Presidential Politics and HuffPoLive, straws that break the camels back, best friend relationships that end and plenty of LAUGHS and INSIGHTS.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate producers James Mccrae, Kodi Seaton, Topher Keene and Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human LLC All Rights Reserved.
Wed, 18 February 2015
Diane Badié is a fashion designer who took a right turn and a few detours after she graduated from New York University with a MPA.
She didn't go to FIT or have years under a mentor. She's designed clothes, much like she's lived her life: on her own terms. Called by Brooklyn Magazine "top 5 women artists to watch" Diane Badié apparel is bold yet wearable.
She's a sassy, lovable and determined artist and is one of my dearest friends.
I had her on the show because her life is an example to us all that even though our parents may have certain expectations for us, we still get to make the choice of how we want to live our life.
Diane went from a love of sketching design ideas in a notebook to launching several lines since 2012. Her design work is exquisset and she talks about the creative process, collaborating musically with her husband Mike Slott, and how she keeps the pure joy of design from burning out.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Gregory Stutzer and Vivienne Kelly. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers include Kodi Seaton and Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human All Rights Reserved
Wed, 11 February 2015
Kweku Mandela is the grandson of Nelson Mandela. He and I are both 29 years old and we're both men. That's where you'd expect the similiarities to end. Not true.
I loved my conversation with Kweku, who shared with me that beneath his grandfather's steely determination, Mr. Nelson had reservations about assuming the roles that were thrust upon him.
Kweku talked about the challenges in his relationship with his dad (something I identify with personally) and how he healed it. We talk about an incredible documentary film he released ("Beyond Right and Wrong") and how forgiveness in action is a big part of his life, based on what his granddad taught him.
Ironically, Kweku grew up in Amherst, Mass. before moving back to South Africa when his granddad became president. He became a filmmaker and travels the world. I'm impressed with how connected and rooted Kweku is despite having a last name that is globally recognized as a symbol of justice, equality and dignity.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate produced by Kodi Seaton and Topher Keene. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human. All Rights Reserved.
Mon, 9 February 2015
Susan Blond on her BFF Andy Warhol, representing Michael Jackson, Ozzy and Tina Turner and NYC over the last fifty years
Susan Blond is a legend. BFFs with Andy Warhol, who she told me was an expert in PR and publicity before it became a profession, Susan has represented Michael Jackson, The Clash, Joan Jett, Meatloaf, James Brown, Ozzy, Cindy Lauper, Sade, Tina Turner, Morrissey, Julio Iglesias, Boston, Luther Vandross and me. She was my first publicist and we would often attend events together.
People, she told me, are fundamentally fascinating if you give them enough space and time to talk. She talks about Michael Jackson's naivite and asexuality, what's inspiring her these days and what turns her on these days.
A class act, I loved my conversation with Susan Blond and am touched that she agreed to sit down and talk. If you want a glimpse into NYC nightlife and artlife from the 1960s to today and how popculture has become so damn popular, look no further.
FMI @jakesasseville on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. JakeRadio.org for show notes.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Associate produced by Kodi Seaton, James Mccrae and Topher Keene. (c) Profoundly Human 2015 All Rights Reserved
Wed, 4 February 2015
Bob Fuller x Youngest US University President x Rankism, the Dignity Movement, Making Race history and being kind
Bob Fuller was the youngest (age 34) University president in US history at Oberlin College. He earned a Ph.D in Physics at 23. Although we're fifty years apart in age, we agree we're kindred spirits.
We talked about what it means to become a somebody (Rankism) and then fall from grace (shame). After leaving the presidency at Oberlin, Bob became what he calls a "nobody." The phone stopped ringing. No one wanted to have lunch. Bob told me that as occassional nobodies, we must stand up and realize we have nothing to lose except for the shame that got us there in the first place.
Then President Jimmy Carter called. Then the USSR. Then Werner Erhard. Life is constantly in ebb and flow.
I loved the story of how Bob made history not only as the youngest president, but then pushed his board to vote 6-to-4 to authorize the first black head of athletics in history.
Bob is in his 70s now, and the conversation and stories of the life he's lived is simply extraordinary.
Enjoy Bob as much as I did. Jake.
Bob Fuller: "Dealing with racism at the college athletic level felt like war. I thought that if we didn't win this thing, we won't win as a country."
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton, Topher Keene and Max Mogensen (c) 2015 Profoundly Human All Rights Reserved
Mon, 2 February 2015
Marcie Prohofsky has been my secret weapon in the boardroom since 2009. She's a powerhouse sales, influence, life and relationship coach. She's encouraged personal breakthroughs, helped me drive millions in sales and has a huge heart.
Rob Nicholson x Marcie Monday.
The first Monday of each month, I ask Marcie to come on the show and meet a new extraordinary leader or entrepreneur who's needing some help in a particular area of life. It's often deeply personal and vulnerable. Rob is no exception.
This month, Rob Nicholson bravely faces the chaos of his family system. Rob co-founded a multi-million dollar business with his mom at age 20. His mom died, and through a series of unfortunate events which he explains, Rob's company was inhereted by his bitter sister.
He got nothing for the company he co-founded, and now is trying to figure out why he's having a tough time charging for his services as -- you guessed it -- a family business consultant. Starting life over and unable to figure out how to make money. We've all been there. If not yet, we will be. If not with money, then with something else.
Marcie Prohofsky: "All the u-turns in our lives are because the having of the things we want is actually beyond what is safe for us to have. It takes re-learning."
Enjoy this episode, Jake
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. This episode produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Kodi Seaton, Topher Keene and Max Mogensen. (c) 2015 Profoundly Human LLC All Rights Reserved
Wed, 28 January 2015
Jenna Nicholas gave a speech to the Queen of England and Archbishop Desmond Tutu when she was 12 years old. Her childhood friend is actress Emma Watson and her collective life experience has made her a powerhouse influencer at the age of 24.
She and Jake used to run around London and San Francisco together as teens, and they reunited on this episode of The Jake Show.
Jenna is the CEO and Founder of Phoenix Global Impact, a consultancy focused on investment strategy of big companies and re-allocating investments to sustainable energies. Currently, she is working with a $4.5 billion social movement, Divest-Invest Philanthropy.
A fascinating and insightful young woman, Jenna talks openly about her belief in the Baha'i Faith, how it has informed how she moves in the world and also speaks quite vulnerably about growing up without a dad in her life.
A shining example for all women and young 20-somethings everywhere.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate produced by Kodi Seaton, James Mccrae, Max Mogensen and Topher Keene (c) 2015 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved
Mon, 26 January 2015
Noel Biderman has generated $1 billion in the last decade thanks to infidelity. He is the controversial founder of AshleyMadison.com (promising discreet affairs for those who are married).
Jake and Noel deep dive into relationships, cheating, why lovers cheat, how his family values informs his company and more.
Before being the most hated man on the internet, Noel was the “Jerry Maguire of Europe,” acting as agent, deal maker, broker and confidant for basketball athletes. He frequently received 2AM phone calls from athletes in Italy, complaining that their American wives were coming for a visit. The problem was that the players had Italian wives also, and they'd ask Noel to figure out a solution. Thus, AshleyMadison was born.
When Ashley Madison launched in Japan, Noel found that sex is a form of entertainment in there. He talks about sex across cultures, how his data has make him sought after for advice and ideas for how to grow healthy relationships and more.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Produced by Michael Howard Nathanson. Associate producers Max Mogensen, James Mccrae, Topher Keene and Kodi Seaton. (c) 2015 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved
Wed, 21 January 2015
John Ruhlin on Appreciative Leadership, Becoming #1 Out of 1-Million, Gifting $250,000 a Year and other Tales from a Poor Farm Boy
John Ruhlin, in his mid 30s, gifts $250,000 per year. He's also #1 sales person of all time at Cutco knives (out of 1-million total people). It's what he calls being a living example of "Appreciative Leadership," something John learned from his grandfather, growing up a poor farm boy in Ohio.
John is the CEO of the Ruhlin Promotional Group and works with fortune 500 companies, global non-profits, major sports teams and others to appreciate those most important in their personal or professional lives. His team researches, plots and plans the very best, most unexpected and most thoughtful gifts for those who deserve.
John and Jake are old friends.They talk western culture and its transactional relationships, great stories from the front lines of winning business and lifetime friendships through thoughtful gift giving and the personal side to the art of appreciation.
At the top of the show on the "slightly above average panel," Jake, Max, Vivienne and Topher talk about working with and dating your boy/girlfriend and the best way to avoid the pitfalls.
FMI: @JakeSasseville on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and www.JakeRadio.org.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. The show is produced by Michael Howard Nathanson and Max Mogensen. Associate producers James Mccrae, Kodi Seaton and Topher Keene (c) 2015 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved
Mon, 19 January 2015
Prosper Ishimwe, 28, is a Rwandan genocide survivor. He's currently seeking asylum in the United States. He tells his story, the whole story, for the very first time to Jake.
The inciting incident, the propaganda and politics, fleeing from his home during a night time raid, seeing his mother for the last time, running from gun fire, scaling dead bodies, crossing rivers at night and the execution of his grandfather and cousin point blank in front of him. All before his 9th birthday.
The Jake Sasseville Show is co-executive produced by Vivienne Kelly and Gregory Stutzer. Producers include Michael Howard Nathanson and Max Mogensen. Associate Producers Kodi Seaton, James Mccrae and Topher Keene (c) 2015 JAKE INC All Rights Reserved
Wed, 31 December 2014
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
Fri, 26 December 2014
[The Clique} Emma Watson is our favorite Gen Y star of 2014, Andy Warhol and Fame, Politics, CSPAN and Mom and Drug Use Overall Down since 1975
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
Wed, 24 December 2014
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.
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Fri, 19 December 2014
The Clique: North Korea says Sony are "scoundrals," Cuba's our friend, South Dakota removes its "Don't Jerk and Drive" Campaign & Jake's Rendezvous on the One Republic Tour Bus
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
Thu, 18 December 2014
[Clip] Sony Cancels "The Interview," North Korea calls the producers "Scoundrels" & Obama seeks to "Normalize" Cuban Relations
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.
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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
Mon, 8 December 2014
Anthony David Adams on Summit Series, DetentionSlip.org, Credit Covers, Life after Transcending a Bipolar Diagnosis & Jumping Off the Golden Gate Bridge
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."
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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.
Fri, 5 December 2014
THE CLIQUE: Topher, James, Viv, Jake & Kodi discuss Eric Garner, #ICantBreathe, Chris Rock & Vulture.com, the state of the UK Porn Industry and Feminism through the eyes of Terry Crews
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.
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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
Mon, 13 October 2014
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.