My Favorite Podcasts

In no particular order:

The Tim Ferris Show

#1 business podcast on all of iTunes. Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use.  This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more. One of the best interviewers out there.

Locked on the Gamecocks Podcast

Brought to you by JC Shurburtt and Keith Allsep. These guys get down into the weeds on football and men’s and women’s basketball games, recruiting, and depth.

Gamecock Central Radio

A really good podcast. Maybe not quite as much into the weeds as the one above, but you get great interviews about Gamecock baseball on this one. They also do a spectacular breakdown of football games.

Neil Corcoran (Tantric Dex)

A selection of various mixes in various styles. Updated Weekly “A DJ that displays a wealth of talent & versatility” Muzik Magazine (UK) “Serves up some seriously funky sounds” (Mark McAvoy, Cluas.com) “Irelands funkiest export”

Deep Energy 2.0–Music for Sleep, Meditation, Relaxation, Massage, and Yoga

Super relaxing. I wouldn’t recommend this on your commute though.

The Tom Woods Show

Serving up a helping of rebelliousness against the State. Tom also is a master of Internet marketing and has frequent tips and advice on this score.

Diplomacy Cast

Eric Meade and Nathan Barnes produce this show. It’s not a sophisticated production, and they revel in it. You would have to be a huge board-gaming nerd to even begin to like this podcast. But if you’re a Diplomacy player, it’s a blend of hilarity and advice on becoming a better FTF player.

Scott Horton Show Interviews

Don’t listen to this unless you want to take the red pill. Anti-war and anti-State.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Dan says he isn’t a historian. I don’t know about that but he is a damned good story-teller. Most stories about warfare from the cold war to the Genghis Kahn.

I Was On a Warship Off the Normandy Coast on June 6

Just a young naval aviator at the time, it was cool to participate in the celebration of the 40th anniversary (1984) commemoration of the D-Day landings of World War II. I was aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a United States super carrier, which patrolled up the Normandy coast on June 6-7, 1984, honoring the WWII D-day combatants.

The Ike operated in the area for several weeks before the commemoration. I had the pleasure of making port calls in Brest, France, and Portsmouth, England. I took leave when we made port in Portsmouth and traveled north to London.

London town was abuzz about an upcoming visit from then U.S. President Ronald Reagan. At that time, Guinness, a beer company from Ireland, was running a successful international marketing campaign based upon obtaining photographs of famous celebrities drinking Guinness.

Reagan, of Irish descent, was scheduled to visit Ireland as part of the D-day celebration. Controversy arose. Some experts in diplomatic matters felt it would highly unseemly of a U.S. President to allow himself to be used in a crass commercial promotion. The issue was hotly debated in the media, with most conservative commentators believing Reagan would never allow himself to participate in the Guinness marketing scheme.

When I awoke in London the morning after Reagan’s visit to Ireland, the headlines on the London papers screamed out the headline:

He Drank the Guinness!!!