In this episode, Ryan and I talk to the incredibly interesting, level headed, and insightful Joe Baker, the night after we met him at a Louis the Child concert with the Friendship crew.  We start the episode out talking about the cultural differences we’re experiencing out here, expressing doubt about the conventional track of how we live our lives, the importance of having our ideas regularly challenged and to us, what is God?  Then the conversation becomes incredibly intense: Ryan and I give an in depth analysis of the situations we were in at the concert the night before, our interactions with the friend crew, and just about every thought that was running through our confused, anxious heads during the experience, Joe tells an insane story of a drunk driving accident turned into a bizarre deception scheme, and we all discuss the biggest risks we took in our lives.  Speaking of risks, I made myself a promise to never release anything on my website that didn’t make me feel uncomfortable to publish, and this podcast is one of the most revealing and outlandish episodes ever.  I’m feeling nervous and physically uncomfortable as I write this up and prepare to release the episode.  Part of me is afraid of the response, and the rest of me isn’t sure what I should be scared of, but is still anxious regardless.  I thrive in uncomfortable situations, so here’s the episode anyway.  Thanks for listening.

“The goal would be to build a life around learning” -Charlie Griffin

“I feel like going to college and taking a normal job was the biggest risk I’ve ever taken” – Joe Baker

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The 'Art of Learning' a new trick right after finishing a podcast episode. Bigspin kickflip. Photo by Ryan

The ‘Art of Learning’ a new trick right after finishing a podcast episode. Bigspin kickflip. Photo by Ryan

Joe thinking about puppies, learning a frontside 180. Photo by Ryan

Joe, thinking about puppies, learning a frontside 180. Photo by Ryan