Podcasts – Opt Out


Episode 24

Jack Haldrup – The Kid and His Soap Brand

6 days 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”

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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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Episode 18

Gabe Douek – A Billion Dollars is Still Cool

2 months ago · 57:29

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Imagine your doorbell rings. You walk over, open the door, and standing right in front of you is William Shatner and those two Property Brothers from HGTV.  And a film crew. Sound crazy?  Our guest today made that story come true for a Star Trek and HGTV superfan, through his most recent venture, Guru Global.  […]

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Episode 17

Laura Maly – Grab That Life By The . . .

2 months ago · 1:15

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This is our best podcast episode to date. In it, we sit down with our guest Laura Maly and talk about her rise to becoming a successful entrepreneur and liver of the “Opt Out Life”. What makes this episode, and Laura’s story, so great, is that just a few years ago she bottomed out. She […]

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Episode 16

Summer Travels for You, Mr. Bourdain

2 months ago · 36:30

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We love to travel. It’s a big reason we’ve decided to live the Opt Out Life. In summer 2018, your hosts Dana and Nate are taking several trips across the globe. In this episode, we take a break from our typical format to detail our travels to places like Iceland, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, the South of […]

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Episode 15

Ryan Mulvany – Secrets of the Amazon Whisperer

2 months ago · 1:09

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It started with used books. Then new books. Then toys. And games. And foods. And soaps. And beauty products. And yes, even Justin Bieber pillow cases. Our guest is Ryan Mulvany. He’s a self-proclaimed Amazonoholic, or as we’re calling him, the “Amazon Whisperer”. Joking aside, Ryan has been selling products on Amazon for nearly 10 […]

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