#16 - Kathy Odell - Thoughtful Leadership, Ethics in Business and Personal Life

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#16 - Kathy Odell - Thoughtful Leadership, Ethics in Business and Personal Life

In this episode we change things up and talk with Kathy Odell who is a senior executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in early stage and high growth enterprises. Kathy talks with host Chris Odell about her history and challenges from growing up in a time where women had just entered the workplace to becoming a successful self taught executive.

Yes Kathy is Chris' mother so we explore some family history as well. It's surprising what one can learn about their own mother via an interview format vs pieces of stories told at various times.

Also discussed:
  • The surprising prevalence of very small businesses in the US
  • The importance of treating employees with great appreciation and care
  • How mindset may be the main factor in a miserable outlook
  • How once basic needs are met we can address higher level problems to help benefit all
  • How to succeed by staying true to yourself and pursuing a career that you truly care about


Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#15 - Ulises Bella - The Street Dragon, Nonstop Chaos

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#15 - Ulises Bella - The Street Dragon, Nonstop Chaos

The long delayed interview with Grammy winning artist and Jiu Jitsu black belt, Ulises Bella of Ozomatli. Chris and Ben were able to sit down with him recently in Los Angeles at the Ghetto Dojo for a fun conversation full of unexpected turns. The running theme of this interview is the importance of honest self expression in music, Jiu Jitsu and life in general. Also discussed is the upcoming Ozomatli album, Nonstop Mexico to Jamaica.


Related links:
Uli's Twitter


Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#14 - Noble Smith - The Wisdom of the Shire

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#14 - Noble Smith - The Wisdom of the Shire

Datsusara founder and podcast host, Chris Odell has often been compared to a Hobbit by at least one member of the Datsusara team. So it's more than appropriate that this month's discussion is with award winning author of Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith -- who, among other things, also writes fiction, has produced films, and has worked with an international human rights foundation.


Related links:
The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life by Smith, Noble http://www.thewarriortrilogy.com
https://twitter.com/ShireWisdom


Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#13 - Joe Henney - Industrial Designer, Father & Farmer.

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#13 - Joe Henney - Industrial Designer, Father & Farmer.

Chris Odell and co-host Ben Charles sit down with industrial designer, father and farmer Joe Henney. We talk about why he chose to work in the industrial design field, working as a freelancer, time management as a father, and life on his 6 acre farm.



Related links:
http://www.joehenney.com

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#12 - Chris Odell - Ask Me Anything

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#12 - Chris Odell - Ask Me Anything

The second in our "Ask Me Anything"(AMA) style episodes with Datsusara founder Chris Odell and co-host Benjamin Charles. Chris answers the questions below that were submitted via social media and talks about winter challenges.

  1. I always hear about how hemp can generate much more paper than trees, but see very little signs of people trying to make it. why? Can you walk us through the difference between myth and reality regarding all the claims made in The Emperor Wears No Clothes?
  2. Does datsusara get hemp from Canada, or now that recreational marijuana is legal in Oregon, are you able to supply your hemp more locally? Do you have to process the hemp yourself?
  3. How does your business mentality influence the products you create?
  4. What future products do you have planned?
  5. Hi Chris, wondering about those long sleeve t styled hemp training shirts you spoke about on Mat Therapy? Are those available?
  6. Wanna chat about some of your favorites in the Datsusara Wall of Heroes? What you like about them, etc.?
  7. Do you have some great stories from behind the scenes at EBI? What's interesting and/or surprising? How have they evolved? Who should Rogan face in a superfight? Are you surprised by how it's become one of the standards of competition grappling?
  8. Why are Datsusara gis so great? Some elements of kimono design and construction are obvious, but others aren't. What would you look for or watch out for in a gi, that the avg. player doesn't usually consider?
    Have DSgear users had any adventures using it?
  9. What's your vision for Datsusara 5 or 10 years out?
  10. ETA (or progress) on the a BIG bag? 
  11. It's excellent that you're tracking down the actual sources just referenced by other hemp info dumps. Could you explain your motivation and why you think it's important? Note: We didn't cover this well, but plan to on the next AMA, it's a very good question.
  12. I have to deal with numerous vendors for my HEMA club. They're relatively small companies that cater for, what's now, a niche market -- but only a few of them have customer service even close to the Datsusara standard. What do you think sets you apart?
  13. Why do you hate leglocks?
  14. I'd like to learn about tea, from your perspective

 

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#11 - Matt Ross - Captain Fantastic

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#11 - Matt Ross - Captain Fantastic

Matt Ross is a film and television actor whom you may have seen in American Psycho, The Aviator, Big Love or Silicon Valley. He more recently wrote and directed a film called Captain Fantastic which is about a father completely dedicated to raising his six children, by very unconventional means, in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

He is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner amongst other interesting things that are discussed in this episode such as living in the wilderness vs city centers, raising children, working in Hollywood and the general problems of modern civilization.

Related links:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0743671/
http://www.bleeckerstreetmedia.com/captainfantastic


Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).

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#10 - Richard Manning - Go Wild, Freedom from Modern Afflictions

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#10 - Richard Manning - Go Wild, Freedom from Modern Afflictions

Investigate journalist and author Richard Manning talks with us on a broad range of topics, from environmental issues to how to prevent disease by living more in accord with our genes. In particular we focus on issues covered in his book "Go Wild: Free Your Mind and Body from the Afflictions of Civilization".



Related links:
http://www.richardmanning.net


Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#9 - Antero Alli - Embrace the Void

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#9 - Antero Alli - Embrace the Void

Antero returns to the podcast to wax philosophical with Chris about various subjects ranging from personal integrity of action to the potential for bliss or terror created by freedom of time.

Antero Alli comes from a deep background of writing, directing, and producing experimental theatre and numerous underground films. He is also the author of eight books including Angel Tech, The Eight-Circuit Brain, and Towards an Archeology of the Soul.


Related links:
http://www.paratheatrical.com
http://www.verticalpool.com
Antero's Facebook

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#8 - Nathan Orchard & Phil Schwartz - Liberation, Violence, & Jiu Jitsu

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#8 - Nathan Orchard & Phil Schwartz - Liberation, Violence, & Jiu Jitsu

Nathan and Phil are founders of 10th Planet Portland, a branch of the 10th Planet no-gi Jiu Jitsu system. Nathan is a black belt and Phil a high level brown belt. Nathan has competed at the Eddie Bravo Invitational which airs on UFC Fight Pass.

They have both had great success by leaving unfulfilling jobs and following their passion for Jiu Jitsu. They are also advocates for cannabis and Phil (who has a legal background) also works in the cannabis business investment field.

Related Links:
http://www.10thplanetpdx.com



Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#7 - Rollie Peterkin - Leaving Wall Street to Become an MMA Fighter in Peru

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#7 - Rollie Peterkin - Leaving Wall Street to Become an MMA Fighter in Peru

Rollie Peterkin is an excellent example of a Datsusara as he left a lucrative career on Wall Street to become an MMA fighter in Peru. His journey doesn't stop there and you'll hear all about it in this episode. It's a great example of how a more simple and more natural life can also be a more fulfilling life.

Related Links:
Rollie's book The Cage: Escaping the American Dream
http://rolliepeterkin.com
@RolliePeterkin

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#6 - Chris Odell - Ask Me Anything

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#6 - Chris Odell - Ask Me Anything

This is the first of our occasional "Ask Me Anything"(AMA) style episodes with Datsusara founder Chris Odell and co-host Benjamin Charles. Chris answers questions that were submitted via social media. Topics range from industrial hemp issues to which Star Trek captain is the best. Enjoy.

 

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#5 - Mark Cheng - Training, Healing & Balance

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#5 - Mark Cheng - Training, Healing & Balance

Dr. Mark Cheng has carved a unique path in the world of human performance as both a sought-after clinician and a respected strength & conditioning coach / martial arts researcher. He talk to us about how he became a healer after training in the martial arts for many year. Also discussed is the lack of balance seen in modern martial arts between fighting and healing knowledge.

His background in traditional East Asian medicines (with a Ph.D. in Chinese medicine & acupuncture), instructorships in a variety of martial arts (including Jeet Kune Do & Filipino Kali certification under the legendary Dan Inosanto), and extensive experience as a faculty member of both Functional Movement Systems and StrongFirst has led him to develop a "combat clinical" perspective on developing, training, & healing the body.



Related Links:
http://drmarkcheng.com
Mark's Facebook
@DrMarkCheng

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#4 - Duncan Trussell - Escape Velocity Comedy

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#4 - Duncan Trussell - Escape Velocity Comedy

Duncan Trussell talks about his journey to becoming a successful comedian and podcaster, the energy it takes to set your own course, and his thoughts on the state of the human condition.

Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comic, known for his podcast "The Duncan Trussell Family Hour" and his appearances on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He also does voice acting on Adventure Time and Animals.


Related Links:
http://duncantrussell.com
Duncan's Facebook
@duncantrussell

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#3 - Henry Akins - Hidden Jiu Jitsu

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#3 - Henry Akins - Hidden Jiu Jitsu

Henry Akins has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 20 years. He is a black belt under the legendary Rickson Gracie and taught at Rickson's school for 10 years. He currently teaches the art full time at Dynamix MMA in Santa Monica, California where he has been since 2011. He is also the founder of Hidden Jiu Jitsu which is his take on Rickson's BJJ concepts.

Topics include:

• His path to becoming a full time BJJ instructor including his experiences training with Rickson Gracie.
• The original intention of Jiu Jitsu as a complete martial art instead of a sport.
• His natural mindset to live a free life and the conflicts with his upbringing.


Related Links:
http://hiddenjiujitsu.com
https://dynamixmartialarts.com/instructors/henry-akins/
Henry's Facebook
@HenryAkinsBJJ

Co-Host: Ben Charles
Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#2 - Daniele Bolelli - On the Warrior's Path

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#2 - Daniele Bolelli - On the Warrior's Path

Daniele Bolelli is an Italian-born writer, martial artist, university professor, podcaster and father. He talks with us about his path to get where he is now and his trials along the way. We also discuss time management and other issues at the heart of the Datsusara lifestyle.

He is the author of several books including 
On the Warrior's Path.

Related Links:
http://www.danielebolelli.com
http://thedrunkentaoist.com
http://historyonfirepodcast.com
Daniele's Facebook
@DBolelli

Co-Host: Ben Charles
Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#1 - Antero Alli - Living Outside the Machine

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#1 - Antero Alli - Living Outside the Machine

Antero Alli is about as Datsusara as one can be as he has led a life of integrity independent of the corporate machine. He shares his history and tales of his adventures along the way along with advice on how to find yourself and stay true.

Antero Alli comes from a deep background of writing, directing, and producing experimental theatre and numerous underground films. He is also the author of eight books including Angel Tech, The Eight-Circuit Brain, and Towards an Archeology of the Soul.


Related links:
http://www.paratheatrical.com
http://www.verticalpool.com
Antero's Facebook

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).


#0 - Chris Odell - Introduction to The Datsusara Podcast

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#0 - Chris Odell - Introduction to The Datsusara Podcast

Chris Odell with a brief introduction to help set the stage for what you can expect from the show.

In this episode:

• The definition of Datsusara
• Chris' summarized Datsusara journey
• The Datsusara way of life
• Podcast format, guest standards and content
• Self deprecation
• Plug for Chris' company (also called Datsusara)
• Acknowledgments

Sponsored by Datsusara
Twitter: @DatsuChris
Facebook: Chris Datsusara Odell

Intro and outro music by Twenty Shades of Red with excerpts from a speech by Alan Watts  (Do You Do It, or Does It Do You).