BOPcast

Bopcast

BopCast is an audio and video experience interviewing some of today's hardest working young outliers who are breaking the mold, and pursing their dreams regardless of the status quo.

This podcast is hosted by rapper, producer, DJ and podcaster Ryan R. Sullivan and is available on all major podcast platforms.

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Erick Cloward - Host of the Stoic Coffee Break on How Stoicism can Change Your Life, 3 Million Podcast Downloads, and a Conversation about Socialism
Erick Cloward - Host of the Stoic Coffee Break on How Stoicism can Change Your Life, 3 Million Podcast Downloads, and a Conversation about Socialism

"The biggest thing about stoicism is understanding that there are very few things you have control over in your life. The problem is we spend a lot of time trying to control things that are out of our control. I think a lot of people try to control other people, or their reputation [when] there's very few things you can control." -Erick Cloward on StoicismStoicism has enabled me to make a massive shift in my perspective, so I'm happy to bring you today's episode. Erick Cloward found stoicism later in life. He was raised in a religious family, in a religious area and found himself consistently questioning the views that he was explicitly told not to question. After reading the book, https://amzn.to/2xKQj04 ( A Guide To The Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy), he opened his mind to the world of stoicism, and what it has to offer. Erick hosts the Stoic Coffee Break podcast that has now amassed over 3 million downloads. He breaks down the philosophies, writings, and teachings of ancient Stoics like Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and the like. In today's episode, you'll discover the benefits of stoicism, why stoicism is often interpreted wrong, how Erick's podcast grew to 3 million downloads, and a first-hand view of living in a socialist country. Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda (Click Here to Try it) - https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda Please Join Our Email List for Special Offers, Q+A's, Live Podcasts, and More - To Join, https://www.sullybop.com/ (Scroll to the Bottom of This Page) Previous Guests Include https://open.spotify.com/episode/2h9bHhMmQmL8WSSYDcj2mf?si=2a61889cb6244fe4 (Samad Savage), https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hudFx2Bh0no9aOpNVAfhL?si=b7f7c14b327f434b (Travis Chappell), https://open.spotify.com/episode/7r7aODbOtia2BjhG5GRcHh?si=ae47b9a90c21405d (Austin Belcak), https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ceJNa3MAyZlk8Lw3rsW1Q?si=e901236209e948f5 (Young Benny), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0qZVBnOGSUcAmt4EFphNcR?si=38763a2013084f6a (Adam Miller), https://open.spotify.com/episode/6lPiZinAXh3yDdSnLShDiA?si=74dc6a03560b4de9 (The Real Johnny Bravo), and more. Links Below: _ Watch the Video Version on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yW2ZNS4Iq7ff_EeKe3HkQ (YouTube) @sullybop on Instagram Search 'BOPCAST' on any platform! (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube) Visit https://www.sullybop.com/ (SullyBop.com) for more information, show notes and to join our monthly newsletter. Big shouts to the folks who make this possible: Video - https://www.instagram.com/ferrarib98/ (@ferrarib98) Logo - https://www.instagram.com/ryannkelly20/ (@ryannkelly20) Producer - https://www.instagram.com/minishep13/ (@minishep13) Sponsor - https://www.instagram.com/soda_rewriters/ (@soda_rewriters) Theme Song - https://www.instagram.com/jello.wav/ (@jello.wav)

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Perry Grone - Comedian, Podcast Host, IG Reel's Legend on His Start in Standup Comedy, Content Creation and More
Perry Grone - Comedian, Podcast Host, IG Reel's Legend on His Start in Standup Comedy, Content Creation and More

"At some point, I have to not care. People used to get arrested for saying a curse word on stage. Then people fought to say what you should be able to say. Now it's kind of flip-flopped where the people are telling you what you can and can't say. Comics and society fought so hard to get to a point where it's like, we should be able to say what we want to make it funny. People got arrested for saying words!" - Perry Grone on comedy's reception because of the internet. Perry Grone is a standup comedian, content creator, podcast host, and hilarious dude. His peanut butter-packed, multicultural IG Reels have entertained me for the past few months and I constantly look forward to seeing them. Perry and his brother, Dakota team up to create content which includes their podcast, The Brother Show where they interview funny folks and break down random news with a witty, comedic spin. I connected with Perry through a fellow podcast guest, Luke Miller who was on the shows a couple months back. Once I became a fan of Perry, I sent Luke a message asking to make the intro and that's what got us here. Thanks for listening! https://www.instagram.com/perrygrone/ (Watch Perry's IG Reels) https://discord.gg/aNUbNyzU (Join Perry's Discord ) https://linktr.ee/thebrothershow (Watch The Brother Show on YouTube ) Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda (Click Here to Try it) - https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda Please Join Our Email List for Special Offers, Q+A's, Live Podcasts, and More - To Join, https://www.sullybop.com/ (Scroll to the Bottom of This Page) Previous Guests Include https://open.spotify.com/episode/2h9bHhMmQmL8WSSYDcj2mf?si=2a61889cb6244fe4 (Samad Savage), https://open.spotify.com/episode/2hudFx2Bh0no9aOpNVAfhL?si=b7f7c14b327f434b (Travis Chappell), https://open.spotify.com/episode/7r7aODbOtia2BjhG5GRcHh?si=ae47b9a90c21405d (Austin Belcak), https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ceJNa3MAyZlk8Lw3rsW1Q?si=e901236209e948f5 (Young Benny), https://open.spotify.com/episode/0qZVBnOGSUcAmt4EFphNcR?si=38763a2013084f6a (Adam Miller), https://open.spotify.com/episode/6lPiZinAXh3yDdSnLShDiA?si=74dc6a03560b4de9 (The Real Johnny Bravo), and more. Links Below: _ Watch the Video Version on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yW2ZNS4Iq7ff_EeKe3HkQ (YouTube) @sullybop on Instagram Search 'BOPCAST' on any platform! (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube) Visit https://www.sullybop.com/ (SullyBop.com) for more information, show notes and to join our monthly newsletter. Big shouts to the folks who make this possible: Video - https://www.instagram.com/ferrarib98/ (@ferrarib98) Logo - https://www.instagram.com/ryannkelly20/ (@ryannkelly20) Producer - https://www.instagram.com/minishep13/ (@minishep13) Sponsor - https://www.instagram.com/soda_rewriters/ (@soda_rewriters) Theme Song - https://www.instagram.com/jello.wav/ (@jello.wav)

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Jake Bjorseth - How to Get 8 Billion Views on an Ad Campaign, Founding a Gen Z Media Company, and Why the Modern Influencer has Changed
Jake Bjorseth - How to Get 8 Billion Views on an Ad Campaign, Founding a Gen Z Media Company, and Why the Modern Influencer has Changed

"What's inevitable is the decentralization of social media. Things will become platformless, and when they do, they will become influencer-powered platforms. It will be at that moment when influencers take power from the platforms themselves, that they helped create. At the end of the day, these platforms don't exist without influencers. That is the future. That will take place in the next 5-10 years." - Jake Bjorseth on BopCast Jake Bjorseth is the founder of Trndsttrs Media - an advertising company by Gen Z'ers, for brands looking to connect with the Gen Z audience and customers. Since founding Trndsttrs, they've amassed over 10 billion impressions for their clients with countless viral ad campaigns. You may recognize names like Denny's, Garmin, the North Face, and PacSun among the many brands they've worked with. Jake has been in the space for almost 5 years now starting in college. He found himself in a room with some suits being questioned about Gen Z behaviors when he realized there was an opportunity for a business. In this episode, you'll discover how Jake and his team created one of the most successful ad campaigns in history amassing over 8 billion views on TikTok. Along with that, we touch on Jake's story and how he turned an impromptu meeting into a full-blown business from bootstrapping to dropping out of college. We end with the state of social media as it relates to Gen Z and the future of influencer marketing. https://www.instagram.com/jakexbjorseth/ (Follow Jake Here) https://www.linkedin.com/in/trndsttr/ (Connect with him on LinkedIn) https://www.trndsttrs.com/ (Visit Trndsttrs) Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda (Click Here to Try it) - https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda Please Join Our Email List for Special Offers, Q+A's, Live Podcasts, and More - To Join, https://www.sullybop.com/ (Scroll to the Bottom of This Page) Links Below: _ Watch the Video Version on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yW2ZNS4Iq7ff_EeKe3HkQ (YouTube) @sullybop on Instagram Search 'BOPCAST' on any platform! (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube) Visit https://www.sullybop.com/ (SullyBop.com) for more information, show notes and to join our monthly newsletter. Big shouts to the folks who make this possible: Video - https://www.instagram.com/ferrarib98/ (@ferrarib98) Logo - https://www.instagram.com/ryannkelly20/ (@ryannkelly20) Producer - https://www.instagram.com/minishep13/ (@minishep13) Sponsor - https://www.instagram.com/soda_rewriters/ (@soda_rewriters) Theme Song - https://www.instagram.com/jello.wav/ (@jello.wav)

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Austin from Boston - Building his Exhaust Company, Valvetronic from Scratch, Getting Pulled Over for 170mph in a 65mph Zone, and More Stories
Austin from Boston - Building his Exhaust Company, Valvetronic from Scratch, Getting Pulled Over for 170mph in a 65mph Zone, and More Stories

"If you don't make the car quieter you either have to sell the car, or I'm going to make sure the exhaust goes back to stock." - Austin's Mom unknowingly providing the inspiration to start his company, Valvetronic.Austin Huffman, also known as Austin from Boston is a car enthusiast, engineer, and mastermind behind Valvetronic; a car exhaust company that lets you control the sound of your car with the click of a button. From 17 years old Austin has been modifying exhausts. Initially invented to solve his own problem, Austin tinkered with the system in his BMW to make it possible to come home late at night, or not be targetted in residential neighborhoods. Since the inception of Valvetronic, the business has grown substantially providing some of the first production-level manufactured valve-controlled exhaust systems. Austin joins me today to uncover what it's like to get arrested for speeding, leave scotfree after getting pulled over for 170mph in a 65mph zone, the inception of Valvetronic, and more. This was a lot of fun, and you can find Austin online below. https://youtu.be/kBVJ2N3EMbM (Watch Austin on VinWiki ) https://valvetronic.com/ (Visit Valvetronic's Site ) https://www.youtube.com/c/SavageGarage/videos (Savage Garage) https://www.instagram.com/afromb3/ (Follow Austin)

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David Justice - Becoming a Realtor in 2 Weeks, Jumping Out of Planes in the Army, and the Power of Micro Greens
David Justice - Becoming a Realtor in 2 Weeks, Jumping Out of Planes in the Army, and the Power of Micro Greens

"For you to survive in the military, in that environment. Being in this really weird place. You have no choice but to adapt really quick or you cycle out. When people get out and do other things they have that same mentality. I think a lot of business owners who are also military will be very successful." - David JusticeIn this episode, you'll discover how David went from a college student to an Army servicemember jumping out of planes, to a car salesman, business owner, real estate investor, and author within the span of a few years. He speaks on what it takes to leave a high-paying job to pursue a career that you love, and the steps he took to land his first deals in real estate with very little experience. David Justice is an American author, Army Servicemember, realtor, real estate investor, and entrepreneur. After closing 2 LLCs, leaving car sales behind, marrying his wife, and taking a chance, David pivoted to real estate and his newest venture, https://urbangrowngreens.com/ (Urban Grown Greens). Urban Grown is a family-owned and operated agricultural business that seeks to educate people about micro-greens - young miniature versions of their adult plants that can be grown almost anywhere. Along with Urban Grown, David has pursued real estate and is quickly establishing himself as a prominent agent in South Jersey after moving from his home state of Delaware. We connected on Instagram and after browsing through his book, "Learning to Say F It," I knew he'd be a great fit for the show. Connect with David on https://www.instagram.com/davidmjustice/ (Instagram) Buy his book, https://www.theyoungmerchant.com/online-store/Learning-To-Say-F-It-Paperback-p373856466 ("Learning to Say F-It - The Power of Making a Choice." ) Learn about https://urbangrowngreens.com/ (Urgan Grown Greens) Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda (Click Here to Try it) - https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda Please Join Our Email List for Special Offers, Q+A's, Live Podcasts, and More - To Join, https://www.sullybop.com/ (Scroll to the Bottom of This Page) Links Below: _ Watch the Video Version on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yW2ZNS4Iq7ff_EeKe3HkQ (YouTube) @sullybop on Instagram Search 'BOPCAST' on any platform! (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube) Visit https://www.sullybop.com/ (SullyBop.com) for more information, show notes and to join our monthly newsletter. Big shouts to the folks who make this possible: Video - https://www.instagram.com/ferrarib98/ (@ferrarib98) Logo - https://www.instagram.com/ryannkelly20/ (@ryannkelly20) Producer - https://www.instagram.com/minishep13/ (@minishep13) Sponsor - https://www.instagram.com/soda_rewriters/ (@soda_rewriters) Theme Song - https://www.instagram.com/jello.wav/ (@jello.wav)

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Turkish Royale - Creating a Community For Artists, by Artists, Being Great at a Job You Don't Love, and Bringing Back Independent Thinking
Turkish Royale - Creating a Community For Artists, by Artists, Being Great at a Job You Don't Love, and Bringing Back Independent Thinking

"MadMinds was created as a platform for local artists like myself. I came up as a rapper, I was getting scammed by all these shows. I needed to create that space where people like me, and all my friend could come and perform their hearts out. We did that for 5 years straight, and 2 years of it was no job, no school, just MadMinds. I was living in the mind of a beast, I'm going to eat no matter what. People don't realize this is a dream - you can dream it lucid." - Turkish Royale on BopCast. Artists have always surprised me on this show, and most of the time it's not because of their art itself. Turkish Royale is a rapper, artist, lyricist, business owner, and event connoisseur. He's been performing hiphop for over 8 years and launched the collective, MadMinds to build a space where artists could perform together. Turk and I have a lot in common from our journies of personal growth, working in the car industry, being rappers, and sharing the mission of trying to get our music out there to the world. It's evident that his mind and his intentions are in the right place, and that's why he's been able to cultivate a fanbase and sell hundreds of tickets to his sold-out shows. Turk is the mastermind behind the MadMinds brand and vision, but it's really his selfless attitude and genuine care for other artists that have made his events so successful. In this wide-ranging episode, we dive into the current state of media, social media, and the struggle to find conversations based on understanding and rational thought. We also cover how having a job and a work environment that doesn't align with your values can be detrimental to your mental health. On top of that, we discover the ups and downs of Turk's journey to build a platform for artists over the last 5 years and create a full-time job around it. There is a Special Promo Code Hidden in This Episode for the MadMinds Show on November, 6th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madminds-takeover-stanhope-house-tickets-189002069277 (Purchase your Tickets Here) https://www.instagram.com/turkishroyale/ (Follow Turk) Stream his Music Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda (Click Here to Try it) - https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda Please Join Our Email List for Special Offers, Q+A's, Live Podcasts, and More - To Join, https://www.sullybop.com/ (Scroll to the Bottom of This Page) Links Below: _ Watch the Video Version on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yW2ZNS4Iq7ff_EeKe3HkQ (YouTube) @sullybop on Instagram Search 'BOPCAST' on any platform! (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube) Visit https://www.sullybop.com/ (SullyBop.com) for more information, show notes, and to join our monthly newsletter. Big shouts to the folks who make this possible: Video - https://www.instagram.com/ferrarib98/ (@ferrarib98) Logo - https://www.instagram.com/ryannkelly20/ (@ryannkelly20) Producer - https://www.instagram.com/minishep13/ (@minishep13) Sponsor - https://www.instagram.com/soda_rewriters/ (@soda_rewriters) Theme Song - https://www.instagram.com/jello.wav/ (@jello.wav)

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Julian Palermo - Racing Leased Cars, Financial Habits You Must Break in Your 20's, and How to Be a Phenom
Julian Palermo - Racing Leased Cars, Financial Habits You Must Break in Your 20's, and How to Be a Phenom

"You have your revenue-producing passions that you like, which are related to your passion-passion. It's a great place to be in. With [our brand] we said, what could we do? We could make some shirts. We wanted to be a lifestyle. The slogan was, ''be a phenom." Not just in the gym, but be the best in what you do. That's the lifestyle we wanted to embody." - Julian PalermoJulian Palermo is a financial advisor, driver, and fitness enthusiast. Julian caught the car bug early on. Growing up, his father influenced him through his incessant love for racing, stock cars, and vehicles in general. As he got older he began to head to the track on the weekends with his own cars. Along with his enthusiasm for cars, Julian was also interested in finance and entrepreneurship. After graduating college and realizing that working for a large company wasn't going to fuel him, he landed a job as a financial advisor so he could be his own boss, make his own hours, and help people. In college, he and a friend founded, Phenom - a lifestyle and apparel brand centered around bodybuilding, powerlifting, and fitness. The brand has died down some in the last couple years, but the lessons he learned from it remain true. In today's episode, we cover the pros and cons of leasing cars, how Julian leases cars to race on the track, what financial habits people should break immediately, the motivation behind a clothing brand, and the challenges with it amongst related topics. Follow Julian Please Join Our Email List for Special Offers, Q+A's, Live Podcasts, and More - To Join, https://www.sullybop.com/ (Scroll to the Bottom of This Page) Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda (Click Here to Try it) - https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda Links Below: _ Watch the Video Version on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yW2ZNS4Iq7ff_EeKe3HkQ (YouTube) @sullybop on Instagram Search 'BOPCAST' on any platform! (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube) Visit https://www.sullybop.com/ (SullyBop.com) for more information, show notes, and to join our monthly newsletter. Big shouts to the folks who make this possible: Video - https://www.instagram.com/ferrarib98/ (@ferrarib98) Logo - https://www.instagram.com/ryannkelly20/ (@ryannkelly20) Producer - https://www.instagram.com/minishep13/ (@minishep13) Sponsor - https://www.instagram.com/soda_rewriters/ (@soda_rewriters) Theme Song - https://www.instagram.com/jello.wav/ (@jello.wav)

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Lonely Leo - 20k+ Followers on TikTok in One Year, Clapping Back at Haters, and Building a Team for the Right Reasons
Lonely Leo - 20k+ Followers on TikTok in One Year, Clapping Back at Haters, and Building a Team for the Right Reasons

"A true artist is who they are, and they defy what's reasonable to express. And it's your job to feel however you want to feel about it. I'm just being true to me. I'm just doing what I know is interesting to me. I'm not being a rapper to please people." Lonely Leo, on BopCast Season 3, EP.33  Lonely Leo is a rapper and songwriter originally from New Jersey, now residing in Arizona. He's most known for his polarizing and sometimes controversial opinions about everything from politics to sports on his TikTok page,https://www.tiktok.com/@lowlyfeleo?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 ( LowLifeLeo).   In the past few years, he's made a name for himself on the internet while growing his fanbase at the same time. Leo's electro-trap Travis-Scottesque bars and wavy flows have solidified him as an artist to keep an eye on as he grows in AZ and beyond.   In this episode, we dive into his newfound TikTok rise, his unapologetic methods of content creation, how to know if you're ready to build a team, and his latest single,https://open.spotify.com/album/0oV8c2P0EG70d7VnpDW5ou?si=OxkC98q4TNaw5x2rlPf7Xw&dl_branch=1 ( Medusa).   Ironically, Leo has created music with 2 other BopCast Guests,https://open.spotify.com/episode/4NjIZCST5j3eUJ4b9TwHaT?si=b6353cc7c2f44142 ( Tunezzup) andhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/2NDGnaOlgxoswTRlgzqB8r?si=1fec1b900dd74b99 ( Tireek), and it was fun to explore these collaborations.   Media Mentioned: Stream Tireek and Leo's Album, "https://open.spotify.com/album/47YNzEgxryxgdS3ZwykbhN?si=B4n5xYUETweKMSSBG_rOeA&dl_branch=1 (Crookland)." Stream Tunez and Leo's EP, "https://open.spotify.com/album/5ciEl9cmHb6AZSAApXR6Iu?si=Mi6MdZTnQB-IC30z8OeI2g&dl_branch=1 (The Lonely Stoner.)" Stream Leo's Latest Single, "https://open.spotify.com/album/0oV8c2P0EG70d7VnpDW5ou?si=__DDnAfJQL2apTNIDD1XCg&dl_branch=1 (Medusa)." Follow Leo's Infamoushttps://www.tiktok.com/@lowlyfeleo?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 ( TikTok) Today's Sponsor ishttps://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ ( SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free.https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda ( Click Here to Try it) - https://bopcast.captivate.fm/trysoda Please Join Our Email List for Special Offers, Q+A's, Live Podcasts, and More - To Join,https://www.sullybop.com/ ( Scroll to the Bottom of This Page) Links Below: _ Watch the Video Version onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5yW2ZNS4Iq7ff_EeKe3HkQ ( YouTube) @sullybop on Instagram Search 'BOPCAST' on any platform! (Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube) Visithttps://www.sullybop.com/ ( SullyBop.com) for more information, show notes, and to join our monthly newsletter. Big shouts to the folks who make this possible: Video - https://www.instagram.com/ferrarib98/ (@ferrarib98) Logo - https://www.instagram.com/ryannkelly20/ (@ryannkelly20) Producer - https://www.instagram.com/minishep13/ (@minishep13) Sponsor - https://www.instagram.com/soda_rewriters/ (@soda_rewriters) Theme Song - https://www.instagram.com/jello.wav/ (@jello.wav)

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