#14 - Olympic Marathoner Jared Ward

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Rio Olympics marathoner, professional athlete, family man, and college professor, Jared Ward, shares what it's like to compete on a professional level and talks in-depth about his experience competing in the 2016 olympic games. Jared also discusses his training routine, how mental toughness plays a roll in long-distance running, and his love for running overall.


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#13 - Finding God with Mason Alpert

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In this episode, Mason Alpert discusses his experience finding God and how faith has positively impacted his life and the decisions he makes. Mason talks about mission trips across the world and how experiences with other cultures have impacted his perspective. Mason also talks about his current life and how he finds balance between a successful professional career and a strong faith and family. Regardless of your background or beliefs, this episode is sure to inspire and motivate.


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#12 - Talking real estate with Keenan Coit

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Keenan and I sit down to discuss real estate, some of the specifics of the industry and how it effects us. We discuss knowing when the right time to buy is and where to get started if you're interested in buying. We also talk about Keenan's own drive to work hard and be successful in his field. In edition to real estate and a few other business topics, Keenan and I turn our conversation to faith and how faith can benefit everyone in their lives. Keenan talks about the positive impact that it has been to have his mother as a pastor and the influence she has had on his life.


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#11 - Designing Life with Tommaso Cardullo

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show, Tommaso Cardullo joins us to describe his passion for his new brand that he has recently started and about how his Italian heritage influences his career. Additionally, Tommaso talks deeply about his Christian faith and the influence that it has had on his life such how it eventually brought him over to America where he still lives today. As Tommaso says throughout the episode, "Carpe Vitam", meaning "Seize Life". Consider this an average man's guide to living a more than adequate life. 


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#10 - 17 Years in the Marine Corps with Robert Shake

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show, Robert Shake discusses some of his experiences and takeaways from 17, going on 18, years of military service in the United States Marine Corps. Shake talks about what it was like to serve on the enlisted side of the military for most of his career, then to switch to the officer side. He also discusses what makes effective Marine Corps leadership, how the culture of the military changed after 9/11, the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to a military related discussion Shake also touches on family, faith, and childhood stories such as when he got in a fight with now MMA fighter Nate Diaz in grade school. Consider this an average man's guide to living a more than adequate life. 


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#9 - 63 Days in Nepal with Tom Taylor

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Mountain climber and experienced traveler Tom Taylor recounts his intense experience climbing Mount Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world. He talks about some challenges he faced when breaking his ankle during his decent and what it was like to plan such an expedition. He also discusses the Welsh language, which he teaches at BYU, and what he foresees as the future for the language. Tom talks about some of the people who have influenced his life and his overarching life philosophy. 

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#8 - Music of Las Vegas with Tyler Tingey

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In this episode of the Ben Steele Show, lead guitarist and talented musician Tyler Tingey talks the Las Vegas music scene, his own story as an artist, bird watching, and faith. Tyler dives deep into his creative process, his practice schedule, some of his music influences, and his solo album, which will be released in 2019. He talks about what it's been like to know and perform along side artists such as Joshua James, Mumford & Sons, and Imagine Dragons. He also talks about his mission in England and other things that he finds important in his life. 

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#7 - Reminiscing with Viktor Akebrand

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show, Viktor joins me from Gothenburg Sweden to discuss a variety of topics from our time living in England, to faith, to minimalism, to traveling to Rome, to the book "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling. We dive deep into a few experiences that have made Viktor into the person he is today and into some of his goals looking to the future. This episode is very positive and will hopefully inspire whoever is listening. Thank you. 


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#6 - Underground Hip-Hop with Dylan Owen

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show, Dylan and I take a deep dive into his music and life as a NYC hip-hop artist. We discuss how he got started, where he draws his inspiration, what he does to promote his music, and about some of his favorite experiences. We also talk about less specific things such as life in NYC in general, morning routines, and Durango Colorado.

Dylan Owen’s new album comes out soon, so be sure to check it out on iTunes and Spotify. Youtube is also a good place to find him.


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#5 - "Meditations" with Tanner Rozier

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show, Tanner and I take a deep dive into “Meditations”, writings by Marcus Aurelius. Tanner discusses some of his favorite passages and how they have impacted his life for the better. Tanner also talks about he practices daily meditation himself and how it has had a positive impact on his own life.

In addition to the above, Tanner and I talk in depth about the sport of rock climbing and how Tanner has traveled the world doing both sport climbing and bouldering. We talk about some of his favorite spots to climb, from Fontainebleau in France to the Peaks District in England, and why he climbs in the first place.

This episode is full of tips and tricks that Tanner follows in order to live his most fulfilling and enjoyable life, things that will undoubtably be valuable for the listener as well.


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#4 - Wildland Firefighting with Ryan Russon

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During this episode of The Ben Steele Show, I am able to sit down with the very talented and interesting Ryan Russon. Over the past five years Ryan has accomplished a variety of things from graduating college, completing his firefighting academy, working as a wildland firefighter, and becoming a trained paramedic. In this episode, Ryan and I are able to discuss all of these things and really dive into what it’s like working in some of the more challenging fields of public service.

In addition to the things above, Ryan and I also discuss nutrition from the Paleo to the Keto diets, fitness and running, as well as people that we look up to in the public eye. Ryan talks about books that have inspired him including “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason. Lastly, Ryan talks about one of his favorite daily practices of meditation.


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#3 - Ultra running and Denver tech with Jesse Sumrak

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show, I am able to sit down with the talented marketer, ultra marathoner and tech guru Jesse Sumrak. Jesse and I discuss what it’s like to get into the ultra running scene and some of the races that he as competed in such as the Moab 55k and the North Face 50k in Park City Utah. Jesse talks about the training routine, nutrition, and recovery habits that enable him to be one of more competitive ultra runners in America at this time.

In addition to our conversations regarding running, Jesse and I talk about his life as a marketer and how he started and sold a successful online blog while attending college. We also talk about the tech company that he is currently working for in Denver, Colorado and about his plans to eventually learn coding himself.

As usual in The Ben Steele Show, Jesse and I talk about a variety of things that he does in order to live his best life and contribute to society in the best way he knows how.


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#2 - When two brothers go hunting

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show, I sit down with my brother Matt Steele to discuss a variety of topics such as fellow podcaster Joe Rogan, some of our favorite artists including Post Malone, to Fortnite, to hunting while growing up, to books that have most influenced us, to Game of Thrones, to art. My brother Matt is an enlisted member of the United States Air Force and offers a unique perspective on life and what’s important.

During this podcast, Matt and I talk about ways that we have been able to improve our own lives in order to become both more effective and happier. As in everything that I do, I hope that listeners can draw value from this episode and a list of things to apply to your own lives.


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#1 - The episode that started it all

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In this episode of The Ben Steele Show I had the opportunity to sit down with my two friends and fellow Marine Corps Officers Travis Soubie and Collin Burke. Also, my friend Bret McHale, who is an aviation supply officer, made a quick appearance half way though the show.

If you have ever wondered what it’s like to be an officer in the military, the USMC specifically, than this is the episode for you. We discuss everything from surviving Officer Candidates School, to infantry training at The Basic School, to our current lives at our Military Occupational Specialty training in North Carolina. We talk about some of the challenges that we have faced in Marine Corps training as well as the many benefits that we have received.

In addition to the military talk, we also discuss developing effective morning routines, fitness, nutrition, and keys to becoming a successful person in general. We talk about some of the people who have positively influenced us as well as some things that we are working on to be better people.

This is the 1st episode of many for The Ben Steele Show and really gets down to the roots of why this podcast was started. Consider this an average man’s guide to living a more than adequate life.


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