Podcast Episodes

EPISODE 1 – REHAM KHAN, POLITICAL ACTIVIST, BROADCASTER

We are honored to have Reham Khan as our very first guest of the betterthanPeter Podcast. She is a British-Pakistani Political Activist, Broadcaster, and Journalist who speaks her mind and doesn’t mince words. Worth mentioning, famously or infamously she is known for being the current Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan’s ex wife. Through the years, Reham was able to build a successful career as a broadcast journalist and anchor, and has established herself as a powerful media force and is quite active on Twitter An entertaining episode, listen as she shares interesting insights including the current state of affairs in Pakistani politics, the challenges of being a woman leader in a deeply patriarchal society, and on a lighter note, how she can’t live without Spotify.

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EPISODE 2 – JOSH YORK, CEO GYMGUYZ

Josh York is the founder and CEO of GYMGUYZ, a fast growing, revolutionary fitness franchise that is the first to deliver mobile personal training offering convenient, customized, and creative workouts whether it be at home, office, outdoors or any place that can be used to train. He broke ground on his dream of building a fitness business at the age of 25 and has since grown it to 29 states and 3 countries ever since its conception in 2008. Josh brings in a ton of knowledge and value as he provides an in-depth discussion on how he established GYMGUYZ, the challenges he faced, and for him there are no excuses when it comes to achieving one’s goal. Intense and always full of energy (without the help of any caffeine), this episode will definitely get you pumped.

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EPISODE 3 – JORN BJORN AUGUSTED, TWO-TIME TED TALKS SPEAKER

Jorn Bjorn Augestad is no ordinary traveler. The Norwegian has traveled to EVERY country in the world, and he has more than a few tales to share from being arrested to being hospitalized and ofcourse some pleasant ones along the way. He is a 2 times Ted Talks Speaker and managed to travel to every country by the time he was 29. Co-vid hasn’t slowed him down and he shares about traveling from Norway to Baghdad, Iraq by car in 3 Months. This and much more in an adventure filled episode on the Podcast.

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EPISODE 4 – JOE DE SENA, CEO OF SPARTAN, TWO-TIME NYT BEST SELLING AUTHOR

We welcome in 2021 with an episode featuring the CEO of Spartan and a 2-time New York Times Best Selling Author, Joe De Sena. According to him, the No.1 “motivator” for our species is the “avoidance” of discomfort. JDS is the embodiment of the complete opposite. He started out in the pool cleaning business, had a successful career in Wall Street, and eventually established the most well-known race brand that holds obstacle racing events around the globe with millions of participants. Interesting Fact – Joe walks around with a 44 Pound kettlebell wherever he goes including travelling abroad. Listen in WHY You can sum up JDS as a person who seeks discomfort rather than avoiding it all the while living a healthy lifestyle. If you feel like you’re losing motivation and slowly slipping away from your fitness goals, this podcast is a perfect listen to get you right back on track.

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EPISODE 5 – ADITI KAKKAR, PROFESSIONAL CROSSFIT ATHLETE, THIRD FITTEST INDIAN WOMAN

Episode 5 of of the podcast features Aditi Kakkar a Crossfitter from India who within a year of taking up the sport finished as the second fittest woman for her country and that too by accident. With a determined focus, Aditi is gearing up to participate in the Crossfit Open games later this year and she shares how she started the sport, how she hardly cheats on her diet and her pride in wearing the National colours for her country.

Enjoy!

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EPISODE 7 – DJ MIKE SINCERE, PROFESSIONAL DJ, CONTENT CREATOR, BLOGGER

From being discovered on Craigslist for a gig to DJ for the likes of David Beckham and Katy Perry, he has pursued his passion with a relentless focus. He has spun at top clubs in L.A. and Vegas and worked with music industry legends such as Russell Simmons and Missy Elliott and is the resident DJ for the South bay Lakers, the G league affiliate of the Los Angeles Lakers. In this episode, he talks about having to pivot during the pandemic and working on content creation with a focus on his love which is food, specifically Plant based food which he showcases on his Instagram page @plantbasedamor. A must listen for people who got affected by COVID with the takeaway being to pivot and adapt.

Enjoy.

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EPISODE 8 – GEORGINA MEACHAM, BRITISH ACTRESS, MODEL, VEGAN

Some times recording a Podcast episode does not feel like work, this episode was just that.

A relaxed conversation with British Model and actress Georgia Meacham where she talks about getting into the modelling industry at a young age, transitioning from being vegetarian to vegan and her passion for animals,  challenges of getting roles in movies and how she kept her appearance in the Fast and Furious a secret till it actually was released.

Enjoy this episode

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EPISODE 9 – EVA MARSEILLE AKA PILOT EVA

Pilot Eva is a well known Pilot from her Instagram profile @flywitheva where she takes her more than 200K followers on the journey with her.

In this Episode, we go into details right from her pursuing aviation later in life while initially studying to be a journalist, how tough it was in the beginning(she graduated at the height of the recession) and struggling to get her first break. Eva candidly talks about working customer service and operational roles before getting her first opportunity with Ryan Air.

Learn from Eva about:

  1. Why you should not give up on your passion
  2. The journey in aviation from education to career for aviators

She also opens up about presently being a Cargo Pilot for a Boeing 747 while based in Hong Kong, flying during the pandemic, future of travel and being a Social Media Influencer in aviation.

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EPISODE 10 – SHINTA “BUBU” WITOYO, BUBU FOUNDER, STARTUP MENTOR, ANGEL INVESTOR

Shinta Witoyo Dhanuwardoyo aka Shinta Bubu is one of Indonesia’s tech pioneers.

Recognized as one of Globe Asia’s 99 Most Powerful Women and FORBES’ Inspiring Women, she has established herself as a Start-up mentor.

In this episode, she talks about the early days of starting her company Bubu and that she had to convince her first client about the benefits of having a “website,” her several failures through the years, and how those experiences are just part of the entrepreneurial journey.

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EPISODE 11 – ALICE GU, DIRECTOR OF THE DONUT KING

In this Episode, Director Alice Gu takes us thru an incredible journey when she made ‘The Donut King’ which is available to view on various platforms including Amazon Prime and more recently even aboard American Air. The film has been covered in the press by publications including Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NY Times to name a few.

In the 1980s, at their peak 90% of all Donut shops in California were run by Cambodians, How you might ask? Even Dunkin Donuts didn’t stand a chance

Cambodian refugee Ted Ngoy builds a multi million dollar empire by baking America’s favorite pastry – the donut.

But the story is much more than just that.

The story shows Ted living the American dream but behind that was escaping Genocide, being dirt poor, fighting for his love, marrying his love, sponsoring Cambodian refugees and setting them up with the Donut business and than the dark side of his gambling addiction and losing it all.

This is truly Hollywood stuff, Enjoy the first of the two part episodes where host Rohan talks with Alice.

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EPISODE 11 – (PART 2, FINAL) ALICE GU, DIRECTOR OF THE DONUT KING

In part 2 of the Episode, continue listening to the inspiration that sparked the making of the Donut King. Alice discusses what exactly is a “Cambodian Donut” and insights into some of behind the scenes that are even more dramatic than Hollywood itself.

BONUS – The part that didn’t make the movie…the unknown story of Ted Ngoy’s romantic and dramatic risk taking past prior to coming to America and marrying the most beautiful woman he ever saw.

Enjoy!

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EPISODE 12 – CHEF JOE FRIDAY, CHEF, ENTREPRENEUR, CONSULTANT

Chef Joe Friday wears different hats but all of them are connected to the kitchen.

In this chat, he talks about his early days, growing up in Japan, working in Hawaii, being thrown in the deep end early on in his career, working for brands that include Disney, Nobu, Hilton to name a few and his upcoming ventures that include a Burger Concept and his range of bbq sauces.

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EPISODE 13 – MATT AYER AKA VEGGIE PILOT, PILOT, CONTENT CREATOR

A frank and interesting conversation with the Veggie Pilot, Matt Ayer who talks about his journey from being a Vegetarian to a Vegan, losing his job during the pandemic and than having a self evaluation on next steps, challenge of being authentic on Social Media, which places would he like to visit next and even a bit about Bitcoin…

Happy Listening!

IG: theveggiepilot

YouTube: veggiepilot

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EPISODE 14 – ARTIST MARIO HENRIQUE, NFT DISCUSSION, BEEPLE TALK

Mario Henrique is an artist from Portugal who paints and his art has been listed in various private collections across Europe, America and Asia. He talks about his start, his style and how the pandemic has potentially made ‘art’ more accessible and broken certain stereotypes.

He has recently also forayed into the NFT (Non Fungible tokens) space and this episode covers that in detail and how there are a lot more pretenders and people in it to make a quick buck rather than ‘Actual’ artists. It also seems a good Crypto play and Mario is candid and forthcoming in this discussion.

Not just for art lovers, a good listen for all!

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EPISODE 15 – THAT PILLOW GUY, OLEG LEE

Oleg Lee or the man better known as ‘That Pillow Guy’ is an entrepreneur who has built a successful business making customized Pillows. In this episode hear about his journey, and how it is not just a Pillow he sells but an emotional connect which keeps people from all walks of life ordering in.

Having a who’s who of Clients, he talks about constant innovation, turning around an order within a day’s time and some of the specific systems and processes he has built which makes his business unique and how there is a lot of work to be done.

Enjoy!

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EPISODE 16 – COLLEEN AUGUSTIN, MMA FIGHTER, VEGAN

The very first MMA fighter on the Podcast is a young upcoming fighter from Malaysia, Colleen Augustin. Recording the podcast a day removed from her surgery from her hospital bed, Colleen was open and passionate about pursuing her passion for MMA and how she aims to bounce back in 2022 and be a name which people recognize. MMA is a tough sport and Colleen is as tough as it gets.

Starting at an early age, she has a background in ballet, basketball in addition to being a competitive Spartan athlete, Colleen was open about how she wanted to raise the profile of a fighter out of Malaysia who not just competes but aspires to be a World beater.

Happy Listening!

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EPISODE 17 – JOSH CAHILL, YOUTUBER, AIRLINE REVIEWER

Welcome to first part of the two part episode series featuring Josh Cahill. Cahill is one of the most recognizable names and a leading Youtuber in the Airline Review space and has Millions of views across his various channels.

Starting of more than a decade ago, with a desire to travel and limited money, he embraced Couchsurfing and travelled to several off the beat destinations and along the way discovering different cultures and shattering stereotypes such as his visit to Iran.

Josh converted his passion into a career and he is known for his straight shooter style while giving reviews across his channels and that has sometimes landed him in controversies notably with Malaysian and Singapore Airlines and that was covered in detail across the two episodes. 

Enjoy this episode. The second of the two parts releases April 26th.

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EPISODE 17 – (PART 2) JOSH CAHILL, YOUTUBER, AIRLINE REVIEWER

In this second and final part of the conversation with Josh, he starts by talking about the infamous controversy with Singapore airlines before transitioning into more pleasant topics such as being part of a historic All Female crew aboard Kam Air, an Afghan carrier.

He also discusses being in the cockpit and having the best seat in the house and remains optimistic of travel starting to normalize back again.

Happy Listening!

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EPISODE 18 – SHANNON WILD, PHOTOGRAPHER, WILDLIFE FILMMAKER

Shannon Wild is an Australian photographer based in South Africa for the past 7 years and has worked as a wildlife photographer and cinematographer for clients such as National Geographic, NatGeo Wild, United Nations as well as various wildlife NGO’s and non profits.

In this episode, she talks about how she started, by marrying her passion into a career, what made her move to South Africa, starting from the bottom and building her way up and not to mention her several injuries especially the infamous ‘Cheetah incident’ Plenty to sink your teeth into and listen in

Additionally, she has an active Instagram page (@Shannon_wild) where she posts daily and includes apart from the majestic animals, photo tips, camera settings and behind the scenes.

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EPISODE 19 – KRISTINE LILLY, EX US SOCCER PLAYER, 2 TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST, 2 TIME WORLD CHAMPION

In our latest episode, hear Kristine Lilly former member of the US women’s national team share her journey of playing for the US women’s soccer team for 23 years. A 2x world cup champion. 2x Olympic Gold medalist. She has over 354 International appearances which is a World record for any player male or female and have been inducted into the Hall of fame for US soccer.

She is also an author of book “Powerhouse” is a Speaker, co-founder @teamfirstsocceracademy , wife, daughter, sister, and of course Mom.

Listen to Kristine shine a light on:

  • Getting paid $10 a day while playing for the US team in the beginning
  • How teamwork makes the dream work and more…

Happy Listening!

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EPISODE 20 – JAIMEN HUDSON, AUSSIE DRONE ARTIST, QUADRIPLEGIC LIFE LOVER

In episode 20 of the Podcast, you will meet Jaimen Hudson, who shares his powerful and inspirational journey of how he reclaimed control of his life, after a life changing devastating Motorbike accident at the age of 17 which left him paralyzed and quadriplegic. He talks about the road to recovery and how an accidental meeting led to his passion of drones and than filming. He also shares marrying his life partner, becoming a Dad, and recently driving. An inspirational episode.

Listen in to learn:

  • The importance of having a great support system.
  • Accepting the irreversible is necessary.
  • The conversation you have with yourself matters.

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Episode 21 – (PART 1 OF 2) WITH NELUFAR HEDAYAT, DOCUMENTARY MAKER & JOURNALIST | WORK CAN BE SEEN ON NETFLIX, AMAZON PRIME, BBC

Nelufar Hedayat is a British Afghan Documentary Maker & Journalist and has a background made for a movie…. where her mother escapes with her and siblings from war ravaged Afghanistan as refugees into the UK all the while the original destination was meant to be Germany.

In part 1 of the 2 part episode mini series on the Podcast, she talks about her background and her motivation to be a journalist and her resilience and daring attitude, no coincidence comes from her background. Perhaps best known for her work in the series, ‘ The Traffickers, on the podcast she is frank, raw and strongly opinionated and one part was never going to be enough to cover it all….

Recommended listen for all.

PART 2 is out on 24th MAY.

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Episode 21 – (PART 2 OF 2) WITH NELUFAR HEDAYAT, DOCUMENTARY MAKER & JOURNALIST | WORK CAN BE SEEN ON NETFLIX, AMAZON PRIME, BBC

In this second and final part of the Podcast, Nelufar talks about having empathy for the new generation who have been weighed down with so many pressures in addition to having to deal with Co-vid related struggles whether it be in terms of job losses, mental struggles and it’s important to hang in there.

On a lighter note, she talks about being a Master Chef, being able to cook up amazing Afghan delicacies and spending time with her Mother in the kitchen while growing up.

Enjoy!

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Episode 22 – Justin Paperny, Prison Consultant, From the Boardroom to Federal Prison

Not your average Episode on the Podcast.

Justin Paperny is a former investment executive who worked for firms such as Bear Stearns and UBS where he managed more than $250 million in investor assets as a top-earning stockbroker, but than made a series of poor decisions and pleaded guilty to violating securities laws and served an 18-month sentence in Federal Prison. He candidly shares that and more on the Podcast. He now works as a self titled “Prison Consultant” and he talks about representing some of the families and clients in the US College Admissions Scandal.

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Episode 23 – Brittany Gilman, Soccer Sports Agent, CEO BG Sports Enterprises

Describing Brittany Gilman usually turns into an extremely long bio, she has worn several different hats and her list of accomplishments also serve to highlight her fierce determination and desire to beat the odds. In brief some of her notable highlights include being an ex professional snowboarder and competing in the junior Olympics, Graduate Assistant Football Strength Coach at USC, launching her Sports Agency BG Sports in 2007.

She has worked with several high profile athletes across different sports including NBA, NFL, UFC and constantly continues to evolve and adapt and in this Episode she shares some of her journey, the highs, the lows and moving forward.

Enjoy!

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