Podcasts – Opt Out

Episodes

Episode 28

Fredrik Saroea – Rock Star in the Living Room

6 days ago · 1:21:58

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Recorded on location in France, Dana sips wine with Norwegian rockstar and restauranteur Fredrik Saroea. People often think that musicians are rolling in cash and fame. But most of them are somewhere in between. And that’s good news for creatives who want the “opt out” approach to life. Frederick’s story is proof that you can […]

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Episode 27

Kahana Kalama – Aloha is the Answer

2 weeks ago · 1:08:41

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In a world where we are glued to our screens, is there a better word to snap you out of your trance than “Aloha”?  It’s a word that means all things good, as we learn from guest Kahana Kalama. Kahana owns a lifestyle brand called Aloha Beach Club. He grew up surfing, and then later […]

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Episode 26

Riley Brown – 9 to 5 Isn’t the Story

3 weeks ago · 56:26

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We’re on location at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, with Riley Brown. And we have a confession to make.  You don’t have to leave your job to opt out!  This episode shows exactly how someone can opt in and opt out all at the same time. There are plenty of people who feel in […]

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Episode 25

Chuck Patton – The Gritty Ambassador of Coffee

4 weeks ago · 57:00

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How do you take your coffee? Do you like it black? With cream? Slow roasted? Or with sugar? Let us pour you a hot cup as you sit back for today’s story. Our guest is Chuck Patton, founder of an award winning local coffee roaster named Bird Rock Coffee. Chuck didn’t know he would end […]

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Episode 24

Jack Haldrup – The Kid and His Soap Brand

1 month ago · 1:06

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This episode’s guest – Jack Haldrup – had a somber realization at a young age. One day, Jack was on a plane, returning home from a project for that job. His mind raced. That thought came back again. He wasn’t fulfilled in his work. So he made a promise. Jack decided right then and there, […]

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Episode 23

Ariel White – A Dream That Starts With “V”

1 month ago · :45

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This is the story of Ariel White. She is a creative hustler who has found the perfect balance of work and serenity in the hills of Topanga Canyon. We talk through her story, surrounded by the art and photography of her husband, who is himself a successful creative entrepreneur. Ariel’s business is called MyLittleYoni.com. What’s […]

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Episode 22

George Esquivel – Celebrity American Shoemaker Story

2 months ago · 1:10

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We’re on location for this special episode, with our good friend George Esquivel. Who is George? Well, George Esquivel makes shoes. That may not sound remarkable. But, it is. It is remarkable because he makes shoes in the U.S., where everything seems to have been outsourced. It is remarkable because of where his story begins. […]

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Episode 21

Todd Wente – Write Your Way to Life Unchained

2 months ago · 1:02

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This on-location episode is the story of Todd Wente, a former 9-5’er who is living proof that a person with a job and a career can transform into an opted-out master of their own domain, who lives anywhere they choose.  Even if that choice is a tiny Swedish town. Todd didn’t launch a venture funded […]

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Episode 20

Alan Ezeir – The Dot Com King of Samoa

2 months ago · 1:09

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In 1997, a young businessman got a wild idea. He and his partner would strike up a business deal with the King of Western Samoa. The plan? To use the tiny island country’s rights to the “.ws” domain extension to create a new “website” alternative for the world to use. Incredibly, that young businessman (our […]

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Episode 19

Dana Robinson – Co-Host and Mentor to All Mankind

2 months ago · 1 minute read

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Who is Dana Robinson? Well, in the world of the Opt Out Life, he needs little introduction. He is the founder of this movement, the author of the book Opt Out, and the “most interesting man in the world.” For our 19th episode, we’ve turned the tables to feature the deep-voiced co-host of the podcast. Ready […]

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