Dad Saves America

Emergent Order Foundation

We’re on a mission to celebrate, empower, and entertain Dads, could-be Dads, and father-figures of all stripes. We deliver powerful stories to inform and inspire as we build a movement of dads who embrace their heroic calling. Dads need their own superhero league to take on the challenges of today, where they can discuss ways to find solutions and take action. That’s where we come in. read less

He Fell 100 Feet And Lived To Tell The Story | Pop Wisdom
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He Fell 100 Feet And Lived To Tell The Story | Pop Wisdom
Jeff Sandefer has some wisdom to share. After striking it big in the oil industry before the age of 30, Jeff set off on a path of discovering where true meaning and purpose can be found how individuals can maximize their impact on the world. He’s applied the purposeful risk-taking of entrepreneurship to raising his own kids, going as far as to let his son start paragliding at age three! Jeff is a successful entrepreneur-turned-business school professor who was considered to be one the best business professors in the country during his time at UT’s McComb School of Business. Later, he went on to found Acton MBA, a tough-as-nails business school that rivaled Harvard and was attended by the likes of Navy Seals and Olympic athletes. He also co-founded Acton Academy, a global network of innovative K-12 schools, alongside his wife Laura Sandefer. Jeff’s latest project is called “Next Great Adventure,” which is a program to help people of all ages find their calling and live a life of meaning, without bankrupting students in the process. _____________________________________ Learn more about Next Great Adventure: https://www.nxtgreatadventure.com/ Learn more about Acton Academy: https://start.actonacademy.org/?gclid=CjwKCAiA5sieBhBnEiwAR9oh2jvDytxDsskXKyqjCxmcb733-e9TakqXC9fKYLAK_-XZxxojjKYl8hoCMagQAvD_BwE _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RF7pL7Lkp1U Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Why College Is A Ripoff | The Show
Jan 26 2023
Why College Is A Ripoff | The Show
At one time, a college degree came with the legitimate promise of a better life. For generations of families it was part and parcel with ‘The American Dream.’ Unfortunately, the return on investment isn’t what it used to be. Today’s guest, Jeff Sandefer, knows this issue inside and out and is working to provide parents with an alternative to educate their children. He’s a successful entrepreneur-turned-business school professor who was considered to be one the best business professors in the country during his time at UT’s McComb School of Business. Later, he went on to found Acton MBA, a tough-as-nails business school that rivaled Harvard and was attended by the likes of Navy Seals and Olympic athletes. He also co-founded Acton Academy, a global network of innovative K-12 schools, alongside his wife Laura Sandefer. Jeff’s latest project is called “Next Great Adventure,” which is a program to help people of all ages find their calling and live a life of meaning, without bankrupting students in the process. _____________________________________ Learn more about "Next Great Adventure": https://www.nxtgreatadventure.com/ Learn more about Acton Academy: https://www.actonacademy.org/ _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [2:32] Teenage lessons in working efficiently [6:44] Jeff’s big break in big business [12:33] Taking a year off to find a purpose [14:23] Jeff becomes a top-tier business professor [21:13] The 7 principles for running a good university [28:37] What are the real benefits of college? [34:00] Prestige vs competence [39:17] Acton MBA was built by refugees from UT [47:27] College has uses, but it’s mostly fraud [49:24] The hero’s journey [51:12] The elements of entrepreneurship [56:16] You can be in the top 1% of something [59:43] Transformation gets harder as you age [1:02:49] Entrepreneurship training for kids [1:06:24] Would you rather be right or surprised? [1:08:29] Markets are tools for human flourishing [1:12:28] “Next Great Adventure” [1:23:45] Forget the politics and starting fixing problems [1:27:15] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R8XqcaU2D1Y Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Chris Powell Opens Up About ‘Extreme Weight Loss,’ Drugs, And Divorce | The Show
Jan 19 2023
Chris Powell Opens Up About ‘Extreme Weight Loss,’ Drugs, And Divorce | The Show
What can we do as dads to keep our kids healthy? And how can we improve our own health to have as much time with them, and our future grandchildren, as possible? Today’s guest, Chris Powell, is an expert on fitness and the psychological struggles that often come along with any wellness journey. He hosted the popular TV show Extreme Weight Loss on ABC, where he helped numerous people overcome obesity. Today, he’s working on a new project called Move One Million. It’s a daily broadcast designed to connect the world through movement. He also cohosts the I Needed That podcast. Chris has dedicated two decades to helping severely obese people achieve their weight loss goals and found his life’s purpose in the process. We discuss everything from how weight lifting helped a young Chris build confidence to his struggle with substance abuse and financial ruin. His dedication to service has helped carry him through every obstacle he’s faced in life, no matter how daunting. Chris is a great example of how helping others overcome their own personal challenges can bring deep meaning and fulfillment to our own lives.  _____________________________________ Learn more about Move One Million: http://moveonemillion.org/ Check out Chris's podcast, I Needed That: https://ineededthatpodcast.podbean.com/ _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [2:18] Food needs to be enjoyable [6:56] Chris was the small kid in school [9:48] Becoming an amateur trainer at the school gym [14:25] Exercise science and human psychology [16:19] Chris almost become a commercial pilot [22:57] Local TV can change lives for the better [29:08] How do you start an extreme weight loss journey? [32:43] Every diet strategy kind of works [35:27] The link between extreme obesity and sexual trauma [39:37] Substance abuse and financial ruin [43:17] You can’t run from your problems [47:08] A victim mentality is the enemy of self improvement [49:34] Why do men struggle to ask for help? [50:48] Reality TV is ethically messy but still can do good [56:53] Does “body positivity” do more harm than good? [1:04:05] The pros and cons of working with your spouse [1:07:39] How to minimize the harm of divorce [1:16:54] Chris has found happiness in service [1:18:32] Bringing together tech, fitness, and mindfulness [1:22:18] Chris wants to help give people hope for a better America [1:23:08] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BlbtEhH3NJI Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Top Gun Dad Let Chris Powell Fly A Plane At Age 10 | Pop Wisdom
Jan 13 2023
Top Gun Dad Let Chris Powell Fly A Plane At Age 10 | Pop Wisdom
Chris Powell has some wisdom to share. This father of four may be a health and fitness expert, but he also knows how to have some fun. Whether it’s flying planes with his dad or making his kids cringe with goofy jokes, Chris’s life is full of good memories. On top of that, Chris has plenty of great advice on how to support your children’s passions and set them up to explore the world on their own one day. Chris hosted the popular TV show Extreme Weight Loss on ABC, where he helped numerous people overcome obesity. Today, he’s working on a new project called Move One Million. It’s a daily broadcast designed to connect the world through movement. He also cohosts the I Needed That podcast. Chris has dedicated two decades to helping severely obese people achieve their weigh loss goals and found his life’s purpose in the process. He is a great example of how helping others to overcome their own personal challenges can bring deep meaning and fulfillment to our own lives. _____________________________________ Learn more about Move One Million: http://moveonemillion.org/ Check out Chris's podcast, I Needed That: https://ineededthatpodcast.podbean.com/ Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realchrispowell/ Chris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/realchrispowell/ _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iBw9G0FYO8U Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.
Adam Carolla Says Children’s Books Are The DJ Khaled Of Literature | Pop Wisdom
Jan 5 2023
Adam Carolla Says Children’s Books Are The DJ Khaled Of Literature | Pop Wisdom
Adam Carolla has some wisdom to share. On the last episode of Pop Wisdom, I spoke with Dr. Drew, a father of triplets. In keeping with the theme, this week’s guest is a father of twins - and also was Dr. Drew’s co-host for ten years on KROQ’s long-running radio show Loveline. Despite their friendship, these two dads have very different perspectives on parenthood. Adam is a comedian, podcast host, author of six books and star of the recent documentary No Safe Spaces. In his latest book, Everything Reminds Me of Something, he answers real questions from his fans and famous friends with an unapologetic sense of humor. Adam bootstrapped his way to success, from construction work to coaching boxers, before breaking into the entertainment industry and setting the world record for most downloaded podcast. Adam didn’t take no for an answer, and certainly didn’t let fear stop him from achieving his goals. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Adam's book: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Reminds-Me-Something-Apologies/dp/1637582684 Adam's website: https://adamcarolla.com/ Adam on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/adamcarolla Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamcarolla?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aJ_fLu7XlX8 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Adam Carolla Is Worried We’re Raising Kids Like Pets | The Show
Dec 29 2022
Adam Carolla Is Worried We’re Raising Kids Like Pets | The Show
The current culture of fear has made our kids nervous wrecks and has wreaked havoc on comedy in the process. Not taking yourself or your fears too seriously is one of the best ways to overcome them, so we sure aren’t setting up kids for success.  Today’s guest, Adam Carolla, isn’t afraid to tell his kids, and the rest of us for that matter, to toughen up, get over it, and move forward. He’s a comedian, podcast host, author of six books and star of the recent documentary No Safe Spaces. In his latest book, Everything Reminds Me of Something, he answers real questions from his fans and famous friends with an unapologetic sense of humor.  Adam bootstrapped his way to success, from construction work to coaching boxers, before breaking into the entertainment industry and setting the world record for most downloaded podcast. Adam didn’t take no for an answer, and certainly didn’t let fear stop him from achieving his goals. Subscribe and ring the notification bell so you don’t miss a single video! _____________________________________ Adam's book: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Reminds-Me-Something-Apologies/dp/1637582684 Adam's website: https://adamcarolla.com/ Adam on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/adamcarolla Adam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamcarolla?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [2:38] Is it the worst era to be a dad? [7:35] Boredom is an important part of childhood [11:16] How kids learn to manage danger [14:10] Adversity can be an opportunity [20:34] Why don’t teens care about driving? [27:50] Modern culture is like virtual reality [33:47] Manual labor teaches you to assess risk [38:46] Participation trophies and self-esteem [45:11] The best and worst things about bullying [50:21] How cancel culture works in Hollywood [58:31] Why Dave Chappelle makes people mad [1:02:42] Kids are being crate-trained [1:05:52] Safe spaces and octagons [1:09:58] Teach your kids through your actions [1:13:05] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/p-hhNAEE6vU Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Dr. Drew Partied In The Back Of A Ranchero At 60 MPH | Pop Wisdom
Dec 22 2022
Dr. Drew Partied In The Back Of A Ranchero At 60 MPH | Pop Wisdom
Dr. Drew Pinsky has some wisdom to share. This father of triplets may be a well-known media personality, but he knows that in the end, fatherhood isn’t about being the cool dad or the best dad, and certainly isn’t about being a famous dad. It’s about being present and engaged so that your kids can reach their own potential, whatever that may be. Dr. Drew is a practicing doctor of internal medicine as well as an addiction specialist and has become known for hosting KROQ’s Loveline for over 30 years, starring in VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, and hosting a number of daytime shows. Dr. Drew recently wrote a teen guide on consent that deals with identity and relationships that he co-authored with his daughter Paulina Pinsky called It Doesn’t Have To Be Awkward. Dr. Drew’s currently hosts Dr. Drew After Dark, produced by Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky’s YMH Studios, hosts Ask Dr. Drew, and co-hosts The Adam and Drew Show with Adam Carolla. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ It Doesn’t Have To Be Awkward: https://www.amazon.com/Doesnt-Have-Awkward-Hard-Talk-About/dp/0358396034 The Mirror Effect: https://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Effect-Celebrity-Narcissism-Seducing/dp/B002NSLMUE Ask Dr. Drew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBWjXRZQjbk&list=PLWNl59msikR1DLABN4ll9ZmHMiX4UyGpX Dr. Drew After Dark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuTEfmEQxA&list=PL-i3EV1v5hLfMRcYoJ3dSwzPLVKDCmgxE Dr. Drew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drdrew?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author Dr. Drew's Website: https://drdrew.com/ _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/u9czOOX2J2M Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Former MMA Champ Ben Askren Has The Best Reaction To "Quiet Quitting" | The Show
Dec 15 2022
Former MMA Champ Ben Askren Has The Best Reaction To "Quiet Quitting" | The Show
What does the rise of “quiet quitting” say about the future careers of the youngest generation? Is it based on legitimate frustrations with the current career landscape or is it the result of a cultural devaluation of self-reliance and work ethic? Either way, how do we inspire our kids not to fall into this cycle of passivity? Today’s guest, Ben Askren, is anything but passive and certainly isn’t a quitter. He’s a former wrestler and mixed martial artist with numerous championships under his belt. His new autobiography, Funky, chronicles his love affair with wrestling, and how he went undefeated for over a decade in MMA.  Throughout his time as an amateur and professional fighter, Ben knew the secret to his success would be to master the art of outworking everyone and he did just that. He now runs and coaches at five wrestling academies, inspiring his students to have the same grit and determination that led to his success. Ben’s perseverance to achieve his goals, and to teach others to do the same, serves as an inspiration to anyone, whether the goal is winning Olympic gold, or being a great dad.  Subscribe and ring the notification bell so you don’t miss a single video! _____________________________________ Purchase a copy of Ben's book: https://www.amazon.com/Funky-Defiant-Through-Combat-Sports/dp/1637582994 Askren Wrestling Academy: https://awawisconsin.com/ Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Benaskren?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Ben on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benaskren/?hl=en _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [2:13] Starting combat sports [12:55] Ben’s college wrestling career [16:45] Dealing with Olympic loss [18:57] Work ethic, discipline, and self-reliance [22:34] How Ben switched to MMA [26:11] Planning for the future and learning to move on [30:08] Bellator, ONE Championship, and Dana White [35:19] How Ben came to terms with his short-lived UFC career [39:21] Ben’s thoughts on “quiet quitting” [43:25] Turning a profit by developing virtues in young wrestlers [49:47] Ben’s deep thought about parenthood [54:13] What is masculinity? [1:01:13] How Ben raises his kids to share his values [1:08:40] Why male role models matter [1:13:21] Ben’s impact on the world [1:14:43] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m586qUVkqIY Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
This Economist Might Memorialize His Rap Career On His Tombstone | Pop Wisdom
Dec 8 2022
This Economist Might Memorialize His Rap Career On His Tombstone | Pop Wisdom
Russ Roberts has some wisdom to share. This father of four has spent a long time thinking about why having kids is so special. Russ may be an economist and a college president, but his stories about his grandfather, his dad, and his kids leave no doubt that his first priority is family. His latest book, Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions That Define Us, takes the analytical approach of economics and explores how it can be adapted for questions that don’t have measurable data and can’t be answered with calculations. Russ believes that economics is really about figuring out how to lead a good life, and that includes financial questions alongside major life decisions. Russ is currently the president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. He hosts the popular EconTalk podcast and he, along with host John Papola, co-created the viral "Keynes vs. Hayek" rap videos. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Purchase a copy of his book, Wild Problems: https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Problems-Guide-Decisions-Define/dp/0593418255 Listen to EconTalk: https://www.econtalk.org/Russ on Medium: https://russroberts.medium.com/ Russ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EconTalker?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HRDarX2Q34Q Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
These Guys Made YouTube’s First Viral Rap Battle | The Show
Dec 2 2022
These Guys Made YouTube’s First Viral Rap Battle | The Show
What do hip hop and economics have in common? Well, until host John Papola and Russ Roberts met following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, there was very little overlap between those two topics. John learned of Russ after listening to his popular podcast, EconTalk, which sent John down the economics rabbit-hole. This led to an unlikely collaboration between John, a filmmaker, and Russ, economist. In 2010, “Fear the Boom and Bust: Keynes vs. Hayek” debuted on YouTube and became an internet sensation, practically overnight. It was the first viral rap battle of its kind, predating the popular “Epic Rap Battles Of History” by over 8 months. This project ended up changing the course of John’s career, eventually leading to Dad Saves America. In this episode of Dad Saves America, these two friends discuss their shared passions of economics, storytelling, Adam Smith, and emergent order. Russ recently published a book about thinking through the big questions in life called Wild Problems: A Guide to the Decisions That Define Us. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Purchase a copy of his book, Wild Problems: https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Problems-Guide-Decisions-Define/dp/0593418255 Listen to EconTalk: https://www.econtalk.org/ Russ on Medium: https://russroberts.medium.com/ Russ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EconTalker?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:51] What is economics? [11:09] What are trade-offs? [15:13] Incentives matter [19:51] Skin-in-the-game and responsibility [22:59] Subjective value [27:56] Incentives matter, continued [32:04] What is emergent order? [39:14] Trade is not a zero-sum game [41:59] Say’s law of markets and Keynesian spending [46:10] Adam Smith’s theory of why we’re nice to people [51:29] The impartial spectator [54:54] Being loved and being lovely [58:44] How do you know what you want? [1:03:48] Your child is an autonomous extension of you [1:09:46] What is the nature of being a dad? [1:12:48] Making the world better isn’t about grandiose theories [1:15:17] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTKcJdgz7U4 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Venture Capitalist Reveals His Top-Secret Steak Recipe | Pop Wisdom
Nov 17 2022
Venture Capitalist Reveals His Top-Secret Steak Recipe | Pop Wisdom
Evan Baehr has some wisdom to share. He may be a successful investor and entrepreneur, but Baehr’s most important role is as a devoted family man. In this episode of Pop Wisdom, we cover everything from how faith informs his conception of masculinity, his greatest childhood pranks, and most importantly, his secret steak recipe. Baehr is managing partner of Learn Capital, a venture capital fund that backs and builds companies that drive human flourishing. He’s also the founder of Teneo, an organization committed to cultivating the next generation of American leaders, and author of the best selling book Get Backed. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Evan Baehr’s website: https://www.evanbaehr.com/ Get Backed: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Backed-Perfect-Launch-Venture/dp/1633690725 _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/N2K2bbb13Gc Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Pitch Perfect: Welcome To Business School | The Show
Nov 11 2022
Pitch Perfect: Welcome To Business School | The Show
Is the point of a successful career to gather as much money as possible so that you can later start “doing good,” or should increasing your net worth and improving human welfare go hand-in-hand? Evan Baehr would argue that the best kind of entrepreneurs take the latter approach. The first step to being an effective entrepreneur is finding a problem that you’re passionate about solving. The bigger the problem is that you try to tackle, the more good you can do along the way. Baehr is managing partner of Learn Capital, a venture capital fund that backs and builds companies that drive human flourishing. He’s also the founder of Teneo, an organization committed to cultivating the next generation of American leaders, and author of the best selling book Get Backed. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Evan Baehr’s website: https://www.evanbaehr.com/ Get Backed: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Backed-Perfect-Launch-Venture/dp/1633690725 _____________________________________ Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:58] What is Teneo? [3:19] Princeton, Yale, and Harvard [9:25] How is culture created? [15:11] Building a network to get stuff done [20:32] Peter Thiel changes Evan’s view of business [25:57] Personal agency and venture capital [28:57] Pitfalls of disruptive innovation [42:16] Investing in teams vs ideas [45:45] Persuasion and decision making [48:08] Becoming a parent is a new reality [51:57] Faith, fatherhood, and community [58:58] Marriage counseling is for everyone [1:03:41] Facing challenges as a family [1:09:05] Managing expectations of your kids [1:11:42] Leaning into vulnerability as a father [1:14:39] Include your kids in activities you care about [1:20:20] Men need people to confide in [1:29:49] Fitness is about being there for your kids [1:32:05] Schools fail to teach financial literacy [1:38:47] 3 books that give great advice [1:44:48] The hero’s journey [1:46:48] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm3LtmU2SC4 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Growing Up In Rio Teaches You To Evaluate Real Risk | Pop Wisdom
Nov 3 2022
Growing Up In Rio Teaches You To Evaluate Real Risk | Pop Wisdom
Dr. Carlos Carvalho has some wisdom to share. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Carvalho learned what real danger is. That upbringing, combined with his career as a statistician, has resulted in a unique perspective on age-appropriate risk-taking for his own kids, especially compared to the typical American parent of his generation. Dr. Carvalho is a professor of statistics and the Executive Director of the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He’s an expert in analyzing data and weighing the tradeoffs of competing economic policies, parenting approaches, or any other decision-making process. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Dr. Carvalho's Website: https://faculty.mccombs.utexas.edu/carlos.carvalho/index.html  Salem Center for Policy: https://salemcenter.org/ _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ei7NzFuXY88 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
There Are No Solutions In The Real World, Only Tradeoffs | The Show
Oct 27 2022
There Are No Solutions In The Real World, Only Tradeoffs | The Show
Should we “trust the science”? What does that even mean? Dr. Carlos Carvalho is a professor of statistics and the Executive Director of the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He’s an expert in analyzing data and understanding the tradeoffs of competing policies. Dr. Carvalho doesn’t believe we should “trust the science” because science is not capable of leading people. The scientific method is a process of gathering information about the world, but in the end, decision making lies with each of us, according to our values. That said, Dr. Carvalho knows how important data is to the decision making process. In fact, one of the biggest problems today is that, whether the issue is poverty, climate change, or infectious disease, most people don’t have an accurate dataset on which to base their decisions. In his classes, he teaches the current generation of college students how to avoid these pitfalls and develop reliable critical thinking skills to carry with them into their lives after college. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Dr. Carvalho's Website: https://faculty.mccombs.utexas.edu/carlos.carvalho/index.html Salem Center for Policy: https://salemcenter.org/ _____________________________________ Outline:  [0:00] Intro  [1:35] The value of data and statistics  [5:47] College students are missing important facts  [14:49] The cause of widespread ignorance  [20:16] Should we “trust the science”? [26:49] No solutions, only trade offs  [29:18] Economics is the study of scarcity  [32:39] If government interferes, it will be more expensive  [38:46] Cognitive dissonance when confronting economic truths  [44:54] There are no “right” answers to parenting  [49:30] Collective human behavior and wellbeing is a mystery  [53:54] Decision making is all about values  [1:03:05] Interest, mortgages, and the value of time [1:06:54] Social reinforcement of untrue orthodoxy  [1:12:50] The “expert class” tends to seek power, not truth  [1:17:47] What’s so special about America?  [1:25:37] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9IR_jlFCcCw Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
He Couldn’t Beat His Dad In Arm Wrestling Until His Mid-20s | Pop Wisdom
Oct 20 2022
He Couldn’t Beat His Dad In Arm Wrestling Until His Mid-20s | Pop Wisdom
Brian Gitt has some wisdom to share. The example his dad set helped Gitt develop the entrepreneurial and adventurous spirit he has today, and a few experiments with fireworks taught him a lesson or two about risk-taking along the way. A little mischief can be good for kids, but Gitt recalls how he and his friends “could’ve burned down the whole neighborhood” on a few occasions. Gitt has spent his whole career as an entrepreneur in the energy sector and cares deeply about protecting the environment. He also believes that our energy production has to serve the needs of people, not ideologies, and so he rejects the quasi-religious notion that fossil fuels can simply be replaced with solar, wind, or any other of the highly inefficient forms of renewable energy currently on the table. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ Brian's blog: https://briangitt.com/ Brian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianGitt?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author Brian's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-gitt _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Omx-6BX_bvQ Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Dr. Drew Sees Parallels Between Homelessness and Celebrity Status | The Show
Oct 13 2022
Dr. Drew Sees Parallels Between Homelessness and Celebrity Status | The Show
Dr. Drew Pinsky’s 2008 book, The Mirror Effect, was an insightful analysis of celebrity culture when originally published. Looking back, it’s also turned out to be a prescient guide to the social media landscape that’s emerged over the past decade. In this episode of Dad Saves America, we discuss social media, narcissism, substance abuse, therapy, and Dr. Drew’s wide-reaching career. Dr. Drew is a practicing doctor of internal medicine as well as an addiction specialist and has become known for hosting KROQ’s Loveline for over 30 years, starring in VH1’s Celebrity Rehab, and hosting a number of daytime shows. Dr. Drew recently wrote a teen guide on consent that deals with identity and relationships that he co-authored with his daughter Paulina Pinsky called It Doesn’t Have To Be Awkward. Dr. Drew’s currently hosts Dr. Drew After Dark, produced by Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky’s YMH Studios, hosts Ask Dr. Drew, and co-hosts The Adam and Drew Show with Adam Carolla. Subscribe and ring the notification bell so you don’t miss a single video! _____________________________________  Outline: [0:00] Intro [1:48] Dr. Drew’s medical career [10:21] Dr. Drew’s media origin story [13:59] The Mirror Effect [16:46] What is narcissism? [18:34] Link between homelessness and celebrity status [22:04] Social media an addiction machine [28:03] Researching celebrity narcissism [32:15] Narcissism is self-help gone wrong [35:12] Socio-emotional development in childhood [38:27] Mental health and social contagion [43:09] The downfall of American news media [48:37] Dealing with homelessness is an uphill battle [53:30] The difference between helping and enabling an addict [57:54] Substance abuse, narcissism, and manipulation [1:01:09] Bloomberg article on social media lawsuits [1:03:55] Why are people, especially men, suspicious of therapy? [1:06:00] Therapy helped Dr. Drew deal with anxiety [1:07:54] Advice for finding a good therapist [1:11:02] What went wrong with American psychiatric care? [1:13:29] JFK, not Reagan, dismantled our mental health infrastructure [1:15:30] Family court throws civil rights out the window [1:20:16] Envy doesn’t end well [1:22:30] Dr. Drew says no substance use for teens, no matter what [1:26:08] Drug laws vs family rules [1:30:01] Building rich relationships in a family [1:32:23] Dr. Drew’s positive cognitive bias [1:34:09] Dr. Drew is in awe of the American story [1:36:00] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toeo_RCG8J8 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Dreaming Of A Solar-Powered Future? Don't Hold Your Breath. | The Show
Oct 6 2022
Dreaming Of A Solar-Powered Future? Don't Hold Your Breath. | The Show
Brian Gitt’s conversion from mainstream environmentalism was an accident. For decades, he believed that solar and wind power were the future, and that it was only a matter of time before fossil fuels were a thing of the past. However, after creating a startup that helped homeowners compare utility costs, he realized that the numbers just didn’t add up for the environmentalists’ favorite kinds of energy. Gitt has spent his whole career as an entrepreneur in the energy sector and cares deeply about protecting the environment. He also believes that our energy production has to serve the needs of people, not ideologies, and so he rejects the quasi-religious notion that fossil fuels can simply be replaced with solar, wind, or any other of the highly inefficient forms of renewable energy currently on the table. Subscribe and ring the notification bell so you don’t miss a single video! _____________________________________ Brian’s blog: https://briangitt.com/ Brians’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianGitt?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author Brian’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-gitt _____________________________________ Outline:  [0:00] Intro  [1:49] Finding meaning in the wilderness  [10:54] Becoming an environmentalist  [13:24] The importance of hands-on experience  [20:54] Build a network to build a career  [23:39] Entrepreneurship in green building  [35:49] Returning to the private sector  [43:43] Why Brian changed his mind on solar power  [59:15] Renewable energy decisions must be local  [1:07:30] The “energy transition” isn’t actually happening  [1:11:40] Average people pay for environmental “progress” [1:16:30] Renewable energy undermines energy security  [1:19:12] The origin of climate alarmism  [1:23:27] Human innovation drives human welfare  [1:26:49] The dark reality of renewable energy production  [1:31:54] Combatting utopian attitudes about energy [1:34:51] Raise your kids to think critically  [1:42:36] How people make decisions  [1:46:36] Making the world a better place  [1:47:42] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEvxj_0awnM Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
'CODA' Oscar Winner Troy Kotsur Discusses Career, Family, And Heroes | The Show
Sep 29 2022
'CODA' Oscar Winner Troy Kotsur Discusses Career, Family, And Heroes | The Show
At the 94th Academy Awards, Troy Kotsur won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in CODA, available on Apple TV+. He is first deaf man, and second deaf performer after Marlee Matlin, to win an Academy Award. However, long before this historic accomplishment, Kotsur already had a successful career on stage, particularly in Deaf West Theatre productions. He also has appeared in movies and on TV, including joining George Lucas’ Star Wars universe as a Tusken Raider in Disney’s The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau and currently streaming on Disney+. Kotsur visited Austin, Texas in June to collaborate with Dad Saves America on an upcoming documentary about his story, with a focus on the impact of dads on the flourishing of their children. Kotsur’s visit culminated in a live event at Texas School for the Deaf, during which he taught an acting workshop for students and, later in the evening, gave a speech that drew a packed audience. Subscribe and ring the notification bell so you don’t miss a single video! _____________________________________ Troy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/troykotsur/?hl=en Troy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TroyKotsur?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author Texas School for the Deaf: https://www.tsd.state.tx.us/ Deaf West Theatre: https://www.deafwest.org/ _____________________________________ Outline:  [0:00] Intro  [1:43] The impact of “CODA”  [12:35] Choosing roles as an actor  [15:15] Educating the public about ASL  [17:00] Troy’s dad is his hero  [27:19] Rejecting victimhood  [30:27] Growing up deaf  [35:04] Cochlear implants aren’t for everyone   [42:42] The public school experience as a deaf teenager    [55:40] Troy’s dad was pillar of the community  [58:38] Advice for parents of deaf children  [1:01:17] Sending your children out into the world  [1:07:25] Acting is a tough job  [1:12:03] Bringing together deaf and hearing audiences   [1:17:34] What it means to be a hero  [1:20:09] The role of dad in the American story  [1:24:21] Troy’s plans for the future  [1:25:24] Outro _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wNm28M8Fsl8 Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
His Teen Rebellion Was Going To Church | Pop Wisdom
Sep 22 2022
His Teen Rebellion Was Going To Church | Pop Wisdom
Marian Tupy has some wisdom to share. Growing up in Communist Czechoslovakia, Tupy learned to appreciate and strive for liberty from a young age. He cherished any connection with the culture and freedoms of the West and sought out opportunities for adventure, sometimes taking on serious risks in the process. More than anything, his parents taught him through their actions how to be true to himself, even in the face of oppression. Tupy is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ "Superabundance": https://www.amazon.com/Superabundance-Population-Innovation-Flourishing-Infinitely/dp/1952223393 HumanProgress: https://www.humanprogress.org/ Jordan Peterson's recent interview with Marian Tupy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iC_hY4qhyk _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SLwJquGlftU Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.
Breakfast Is The Best Meal For This Cool Dad And Former Gang Leader | Pop Wisdom
Sep 16 2022
Breakfast Is The Best Meal For This Cool Dad And Former Gang Leader | Pop Wisdom
Antong Lucky has some wisdom to share. When Lucky was sentenced to seven years in prison at age 21, he knew that something had to change in his life. Upon his release, he began working with Bishop Omar Jahwar, founder of Urban Specialists. On this path of redemption, Lucky combats the school-to-prison pipeline and bring peace to communities, and takes care of his family as the father that he never had growing up. Subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss a single episode, and feel free to leave a rating or review! _____________________________________ A Redemptive Path Forward: https://www.amazon.com/Redemptive-Path-Forward-Incarceration-Activism-ebook/dp/B09CYNGPXB Urban Specialists: https://urbanspecialists.org/ Heal America Movement: https://healamericamovement.org/blog/antong-luckys-story/ _____________________________________ Watch the video version on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VrPYj_-TAI Make a tax-deductible donation to Dad Saves America: https://secure.anedot.com/emergent-order-foundation/dad-website? Visit our website: https://www.dadsavesamerica.com/ _____________________________________ Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.