Interviews with interesting and unique guests on the podcast.
Author of the best seller "The Library at Mount Char," and undercover SysAdmin by day.
Get free books from new authors? Heck yes we want that.
Coding update and a little bit about Bret Kenney
Maybe you should train like a girl more often.
Kickstarter, music, videos, and fatherhood? This poet does it all.
Now, what in the heck is a vision quest?
An author, marketing expert, business owner, and father all wrapped up into one person- Andrew Brandt.
With an admirable taste for adventure, Taylor Moore has worked for the CIA, contracted for government agencies, and most recently, written a book!
The most dangerous of the Winter siblings, Christy is basically one step away from being a character on Breaking Bad.
To quote Doug's instagram, "Just a big, hairy, American winning machine." Aka, an incredibly kind-hearted guy, according to Andrew and Daniel.
Besides being Andrew's mom, Donna has accomplished some amazing feats in the last few years. Finding her why, running a 50k, and helping others discover their passions, just to name a few.
In a world of risk-averse, unkind, and uncaring people, Cedric Harris stands out. He's constantly learning, looking to spread wisdom, and helping people. Be like Cedric.
Jonathan Harris is one of those wise-beyond-their-age souls. He's helped develop apps for Sonic, broken his back, and is probably the daddest of dads out there.
An ultimate frisbee rivalry, comedy, and affirmations. The host of Up Super Late, Kenny Harris joins us for a quick interview.
That's right, Daniel's often referenced mother is this episode's guest!
"Sometimes you've gotta make the crazy decisions up front." -Faith McAllister. This episode is for all of you high achievers out there.
Derrick is not your average nerd. He's collaborated with Express on a collection, has some of the most beautiful shots of Indianapolis that you'll ever see, and still manages to stay humble.
Kurt is a math teacher in Dallas at Richardson. He's one of the funniest people we know and easily has one of the largest video game collections though you'll have to talk to him about that. Tune in for teacher life, a bit about theater, and how Kurt has managed to meld his passion for travel with a career that allows for it while simultaneously bringing fulfillment.
Dr. Shawn Kinser is a vet here in Amarillo at Swann Animal Clinic. He's one of the kindest people we've met and helped us shed some light on what it's like pursuing this field of medicine. Tune in for parasitology, Oklahoma and a distinct lack of tigers in his daily life, and how fitness has helped him mentally. Shawn was raised in southeastern Oklahoma and attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and graduated in 2015.
Sporting the most rad mohawk any mechanical engineer has dared to wear, Austin Fielding is living the life in Austin, TX working at Samsung by day, and hitting the 1000 lb club at night when he's not rolling dice or creating costumes. We talk about sacrifice, work/life balance, punk rock while on the 8-5 engineer crunch, career changes, and out dancing coked-up Australians.
A combat veteran, author of The War I Always Wanted, former Obama Administration official, and the genius behind Rakkasan Tea, Brandon Friedman is a true renaissance man. A transplant most recently from DC to Dallas, Brandon is bringing some of the most interesting and unique teas from around the world to our shores. We talk about starting a business, why Brandon writes, and the Trinity River project in Dallas. If you love tea, want to love tea, are interested in marketing or starting your own business, or love military memoirs, this is the episode you've been waiting for.
Stephen Mobley has spent the last few years reshaping his career, chasing mountain tops, and raising three kids with his unendingly patient wife. He received a degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech (Guns Up!) and currently resides in Portland, OR with his family. We cover what it's like trading a less lucrative career for a better life, backpacking and hiking, fathering twins, and jumping about the U.S. after school. If you're into trains, learning about public transportation, BNSF, or what to do with your engineering degree- this episode is for you!
Michael is a man of many hats. He's a father and husband, Amarillo High and Aggie grad, and one of our Monday night gaming regulars as mentioned in our Friends and Free Time episodes. He, his wife, and their son just moved back to Dallas, Tx from California! We cover what it is to be a sacrificial leader, how determination and positivity can get you through life, and what kind of mindsets Michael focuses on.
Kevin is a manufacturing engineer at one of the larger corporations in America. Not only do we go a bit into how he achieved this, but we also cover loneliness, the environment, how to make friends and join organizations, and pursuing higher education. Plus, there's plenty of stories from our school days, including Andrew's friendship necklaces, Kevin's commitment to the dart game, and Daniel sabotaging the physics class. Most importantly though, we've decided that Minneapolis is pretty cool, and Raising Canes better hit us up soon with a coupon as our unofficial sponsor before we find us a new brand to sacrifice our bodies to. (Like the city of Minneapolis).
Shelby Flores is a certified health & life coach. She helps young professionals lose weight and live anxiety-free. She's a lot like a personal trainer, but for what you eat and how you treat your body. She works to help clients achieve and maintain a healthier life through lifestyle, diet, and mindset modifications.
Our very own host, Daniel, brought his sister Beth on for this episode. Beth is a mentor and coordinator for the Forerunner program in Dallas, TX. We cover how mentoring and being mentored can help you grow and make better decisions, how dealing with chronic illness can help you fix your mindsets, why you should ask better questions, and the relationship between fear and curiosity, just to name a few. Oh, and how Beth lost her "warrior spirit" according to Daniel when they were kids.
Dr. Jason Coffman talks to us about orthopedic surgery, mindsets for getting through medical school and beyond, and a lot of weird stuff that happened in college. If you have any questions about getting into med school, the struggles of getting through med school, and the many grinds through it all and after along with the residency program that's not actually much of a light at the end of the tunnel, this is the episode for you! Jason is a great friend of both of ours, and has had some wild obstacles thrown at him as he's pursued his career in medicine down in Houston with his wife Kim and recently born son. This was a blast to record, so we hope you enjoy listening to it half as much as we enjoyed recording it!
On this episode of DxT, Andrew and Daniel talk with Jordan, a man of many talents, including a savvy business mind, excellent fitness and health knowledge, and what we suspect are some hacker skills that he did not confirm or deny. We cover a range of topics including how to stay healthy, balance work and fun, and Daniel and Jordan's mutual love for the Dallas Mavericks. Don't forget to share us with your friends and foes!
Dude Check This Out is a Podcast hosted by Noah and Kevin, and this episode we were lucky enough to borrow Kevin to chat about everything from marching band, being laid off, engineering, Dungeons and Dragons, Ultimate Frisbee, and so much more.
Daniel and Andrew welcome their first guest, Sam, to talk about what commitment and loyalty means to him. Sam is a Texas A&M graduate, whose career choices have brought him into minisitry with a focus on helping others learn how to grow enough to travel abroad and introduce Christianity to other cultures without the usual misconceptions that are involved in cultural white-washing that is normally associated with this kind of work. If you've ever been curious about what it's like working in a church, or how to go abroad to make an impact on both your life and others, Sam is the guy you need to hear from.