Staying Fluid with Chris Gentile (Pilgrim Surf + Supply)

Chris Gentile is the creator and owner of Pilgrim Surf + Supply, a surf and apparel shop in Brooklyn. Chris is a visual artist, a surfing enthusiast, and a filmmaker who has combined his creative interests and love of the ocean to craft a unique lifestyle for himself, which we discuss on this episode. 

Some topics covered:

creative intuition

authenticity

curiosity

adaptability 

Notes:/Links

Pilgrim Surf + Supply

Pilgrim Instagram

Mexican Summer

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, spotify

Dungen + Woods

Bones BrigadeStreets of FireSkateboard Madness

Rodney MullenNatas KaupasTommy GuerreroLance MountainGlen FriedmanMike McGillTony Hawk

The Meatmen

Barbarian Days  by William Finnegan

Dave Hickey 

Billy Al BengstonJohn McCrackenLight and Space MovementEd RuschaRobert Rauschenberg

Gregory Lind Gallery

Mollusk

Manuel CaroRich PavelChris ChristensonJosh HallJim PhillipsJoe FalconeTyler Hatzikian 

Beams

Andy Spade

David  ZwirnerLucas Zwirner

Andrew Tarlow, Zeb Stewart

Peaking Lights, Allah-las, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden

Matt Warshaw

Morning of the Earth, Sea of Joy, Evolution, Bali High

The Explorer - Ryan Duffy

Ryan Duffy --- international explorer and adventurer -- shares his experiences and advice on story finding and telling. Currently, Ryan hosts Nat Geo's Explorer and serves as the Director of Original Video at The Players' Tribune. Previously, Ryan hosted Huffington Post's Now What with Ryan Duffy, and spent his early journalism days as one of the original video correspondents at Vice.

NOTES:

Explorer

Huffington Post - Now What with Ryan Duffy

Vice 

REDEF

Ken Burns' The Vietnam War

Ryan on instagram- @ryanduffy

Banjo Life - Bennett Sullivan

Bennett Sullivan - bluegrass musician & entrepreneur - shares his story on Episode 13.

Music has brought Bennett all over the world -- from North Carolina to international cruise ship adventures to Brooklyn and eventually to Broadway as a member of Steve Martin's and Edie Brickell's show 'Bright Star'. 

Along the way, Bennett developed a love for teaching music, a passion that led to the creation of his company, 'Tunefox' 

NOTES:

Bennett Sullivan Music

Tunefox

Bright Star

Steve Martin

Peter Asher

Noam Pikelny

Punch Brothers

Béla Fleck

Tony Rice

Earl Scruggs

Art Protection - Ms. Brown

As a long-time business owner in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill, Ms. Brown believes in the power of art and the importance of protecting it. For nearly thirty years she has provided custom framing and art consultation to her customers, spreading good energy in her community all the while. In this episode, she explains more about her journey as an independent entrepreneur.

Staying Healthy with Riki Bryan

Take care of your health so you can take care of your life. Riki Bryan will show you how.

Riki is the owner of Hardboiled Holistics, a fitness speakeasy in Brooklyn where he coaches and guides his clients toward physical strength and mobility. 

With ambitions spanning beyond physical training, Riki plans to use HB as a step toward his larger goal to create a lifestyle rehabilitation retreat.  

In this episode, we discuss the importance of exercise and how consistent movement and a clean diet can have healing effects on mental health, addiction, and more. 

Please enjoy.

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NOTES:

Hard Boiled website

Hard Boiled Instagram

Greg Ramirez

 

Visual Art with Pierce Meehan

What drives your creativity?

Pierce Meehan is a visual artist working with materials related to 'aquaculture'. His latest focus - his surf panel series - is inspired by his southern California roots and love of family.

In this episode, Pierce discusses his inspirations + aspirations, his creative process + workspace,  and his roundabout way of ending up where he is now.

Please enjoy the lively thoughts of Pierce Meehan...

Notes:

Pierce's work

Jeff "Yoki" Yokoyama

Richard Serra

Ed Ruscha

John McCracken

The Danger Artist

California Avocados

Chris Gwaltney

Pilgrim Surf + Supply

 

 

 

Ted Thompson - Reading, Writing, & Storytelling

Why does reading matter? Ted Thompson, author of The Land of Steady Habits, shares ideas on how reading stories can spark our potential.

Books referenced:

The Catcher in the Rye
By J.D. Salinger
The Stories of John Cheever
By John Cheever
Revolutionary Road
By Richard Yates
The Land of Steady Habits
By Ted Thompson

General George Casey

Cory Schneider

Cory Schneider is the starting goalie for the New Jersey Devils. The day before his last game of the 2015-2016 season, Cory and I discussed his background and what it takes to excel as a teammate and a leader. Thank you for listening.