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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EPISODES

Founder of Strange Living - Nick Gates on Relentless Positivity, Getting Married at 23, How to Plan to Achieve Any Goal, and The Difference Between Purpose and Passion
Founder of Strange Living - Nick Gates on Relentless Positivity, Getting Married at 23, How to Plan to Achieve Any Goal, and The Difference Between Purpose and Passion

The last few episodes have been packed full of examples of how mindset and self-improvement can (and will) change your life. Personally, I have some pessimistic tendencies when things don't go my way, but in the last few years I've become much more positive. Contributing to that positivity in my life has been today's guest, Nick Gates - founder of Strange Living Collective, coach, and speaker. Nick's relentless positivity has fueled what he calls, "The Beautiful Journey:" a 3-step process of self-discovery he developed as he set out to build a life surrounded by his dreams, purpose, and passion. In today's episode we cover: Relentless positivity and if it's possible to maintain positive through anything. How his business, Strange Living Collective came to be and what he learned building it. The Beautiful Journey: Nick's personal 3-stage process to find and live a fulfilled life. Overcoming negative emotions, and how to use others to identify your flaws. The power of coaching to build the life you want and identity blindspots. The power of planning to achieve any goal, and how to start immediately. This episode was completely different than my last two with Nick, but somehow even more mind-blowing and uplifting. I had the privilege to go through a simple exercise after the show that changed my perspective on my own life goals. Give Nick a follow https://www.instagram.com/nicholasgates13/ (Here) and Reach out to Ask Him any Questions you Might Have Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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.

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Entrepreneur Christian Lopez on Podcasting as an Introvert, Molding and Changing Your Identity, and Applying Discipline to Anything
Entrepreneur Christian Lopez on Podcasting as an Introvert, Molding and Changing Your Identity, and Applying Discipline to Anything

There are very few people who have an unstoppable mindset - the type of people you would trust in any situation regardless of what is going on. Christian Lopez is an entrepreneur, finance expert, college graduate, host of the DemiGod Chronicles, and self-improvement aficionado. He's one of the most well-read folks we've had on the podcast and I can't say enough about his presence and articulation. At the age of 8, Christian was separated from his mother and sister in a custody battle. He was forced to live with his father for 6 years, and in the cold winter of 2004, he began to experience life differently. Leaving Garfield, NJ to attend a catholic school in 2010, Christian's life began to open up in a positive way. He found himself striving on the football field and later attended Muhlenberg College to play football after high school. Muhlenberg showed him an entirely different side to life. https://www.christianblopez.com/post/what-i-learned-in-100-seasons (More on Christians's story on his website. ) In this episode we cover: Overcoming introversion to become a podcast host Thinking outside of the box to create podcast content The power of mindset in your life How Christian had to change his entire identity as a football player after college How comments about his veganism fueled him to become obsessed with his fitness goals How the self-esteem movement ruined a generation of kids What it takes to learn a second language Budget your time effectively to remain ambitious and accomplish your goals This was seriously a life-changing episode for me. We hope you enjoyed listening as much as we did recording it. Follow Christian https://www.instagram.com/cb.lopez/ (Here) Listen to the DemiGod Chronicles https://anchor.fm/thedgc (Here) Read Christian's "What I Learned In 100 Seasons: Article https://www.christianblopez.com/post/what-i-learned-in-100-seasons (Here) Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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.

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"The Real Johnny Bravo," Kurt Heeren on Gaining 100k on TikTok, Moving to Cali., Finding a Job You Love out of College and Personal Training
"The Real Johnny Bravo," Kurt Heeren on Gaining 100k on TikTok, Moving to Cali., Finding a Job You Love out of College and Personal Training

Remember the show Johnny Bravo? I think back to watching cartoons as a kid, and hearing his classic catchphrases while the self-proclaimed macho man attempted to court every lady he laid eyes on. Lucky enough for me, a long-time friend of mine is the internet-proclaimed, "Real Johnny Bravo." Kurt Heeren is a fitness trainer at F45 Training, an Accounts Receivable expert at EXOS, and most importantly: he's the Real-Life Johnny Bravo. He's garnered over 100,000 followers on TikTok in less than 6 months. After a friend filmed him at a Halloween party as Johnny Bravo, the video went viral on TikTok and Kurt began to realize that his small time in the spotlight could lead to some big things. In this episode we talk about: Leaving New Jersey to move to California How being mislead turned his Cali. move into shit-show the first hour he was there Personal training, and what it's like taking a group fitness class vs. 1-on-1 Finding and loving a 9-5 while persuing dreams on the side How his Halloween costume turned into a viral sensation overnight His TikTok philosophy, and where he's taking his persona next I enjoyed sitting down with Kurt on this episode, catching up after all of these years and hearing his rise to TikTok fame. Thanks for listening! Watch his TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@thereal_johnnybravo/video/6921361526448327941?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 (Here) https://www.tiktok.com/@thereal_johnnybravo/video/6921361526448327941?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 Follow Kurt https://www.instagram.com/kurtheeren/ (Here) https://www.instagram.com/kurtheeren/ Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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.

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Vegan Bodybuilder Sean Nastelon on the Science of Modern Nutrition, Holistic Health, and Extreme Discipline
Vegan Bodybuilder Sean Nastelon on the Science of Modern Nutrition, Holistic Health, and Extreme Discipline

Sean Nastelon is a holistic health coach who believes with conviction that he's figured out the perfect diet for the human genome. What does that mean? I have no idea. So I sat him down to talk about it. On this episode we cover these topics and more: The issue with the traditional American diet, and how we were lied to since childhood. Why and how eating meat is bad for your health. The science behind the vegan diet. The water your drinking is not what you think it is. Alkaline versus acidic foods and why knowing the difference could change your life. Inflammation and its effect on the body. How Sean practices extreme discipline, and doesn't give in to temptation. I connected with Sean on Instagram a couple of years back. I thought he was going to try to sell me a workout program, but he turned out to an extremely kind and community-oriented person. He went on to build an Instagram community of like-minded people which was the result of multiple podcast guests for myself and even a collaboration with a fellow artist 'GitheRapper,' in 2020. Sean isn't only the most jacked' vegan I've ever met, he's actually the most disciplined and physically fit person I've ever spoken with. Trett and I were talking about this episode for days after (and will continue to) and we both agreed it's one of the most powerful episodes in the history of BopCast. Connect with Sean on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seanthesexyscientist/ (Here) - https://www.instagram.com/seanthesexyscientist/ Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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.

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Comment Hacking, Untraditional Marketing, and Launching a Podcast about Mindset with Harrison Kelly
Comment Hacking, Untraditional Marketing, and Launching a Podcast about Mindset with Harrison Kelly

As you know, many great friendships start with a LinkedIn direct message. Harrison Kelly connected with me on LinkedIn in March 2020 and since then I've had the privilege to help him launch his podcast, "The Innovative Mindset" which has garnered more audio plays than any podcast I've been a part of. Harrison is an SEO and Content marketing consultant at Clean Media by day full-time, and also the social media director for TailHand: a new workbench for contractors. Clean Media is owned and operated by the director of SEO at Audible, AJ Mihalic who's been in marketing for over 10 years. These pursuits along with Harrison's podcast fuel his drive to learn more about people, and also allow him to use his marketing mind to take projects to the next level. We had a wide-ranging conversation today about how Google's algorithm works, how to comment on posts to get hundreds of thousands of people to view your profile, and how our generation might end overworking. Harrison's Links: https://theinnovativemindset.captivate.fm/ (The Innovative Mindset) (Podcast) - https://theinnovativemindset.captivate.fm/ https://www.instagram.com/harrisonkelly10/ (Instagram) - https://www.instagram.com/harrisonkelly10/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrison-kelly-772157bb/ (LinkedIn) - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harrison-kelly-772157bb/ Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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.

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She Does it All - Combining Film and Analytics, Combatting and Overcoming OCD, Streaming on Twitch, and a Special Performance with Tuzz (Lauren Tuozzolo)
She Does it All - Combining Film and Analytics, Combatting and Overcoming OCD, Streaming on Twitch, and a Special Performance with Tuzz (Lauren Tuozzolo)

I've known Tuzz for years now. We had mutual friends in high school and hit it off after celebrating the fact that everybody around us called us by some version of our last names. Tuzz's actual name is Lauren Tuozzolo and she also goes by "Lolascend" on her Twitch profile which has recently been gaining traction for her on-air personality and action-packed gameplay while streaming the game, "Apex Legends." Fast forward 4 or 5 years after we became friends, and Lauren now has a full-time job at nCino - the world's leader in cloud banking. In this episode, she details what it took to get this job, and how combining her passion for film and her love for analytics led her to the exact dream job she was looking for. On top of her freelance film projects, full-time job, Twitch Streaming, and helping me with my web development for Podcast Principles, Lauren also has a love for music which she gave us a taste of on the podcast. Two live performances in a row on BopCast? I'm loving this! I hope you enjoyed the episode as much as we did recording it! Subscribe to Tuzz on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/lolascend (Here) - https://www.twitch.tv/lolascend Follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lauren_tuozzolo/ (Here) - https://www.instagram.com/lauren_tuozzolo/ Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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 join our monthly newsletter.

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A Rare Live Performance on BopCast - How to Bend Genres, Handle Opinions of Your Music and Get the Room Jumpin' with Lupe Dragon
A Rare Live Performance on BopCast - How to Bend Genres, Handle Opinions of Your Music and Get the Room Jumpin' with Lupe Dragon

I met Lupe Dragon for the first time at a MadMinds artist open-mic. When I saw her, I assumed she was a singer. What I got wrong about her was the fact that she's also a rapper, songwriter, and most notably an incredible performer. Her energy is infectious and you can tell she is there only to pour her heart into her music; not to impress anybody in the audience or try to make you like what she creates. Lupe has been releasing music since high school and she recalls some conversations on YikYak - an app for people to speak about others anonymously - where she read conflicting opinions on her sound. Since then, she has never let the opinions of others get in the way of her songwriting and you can tell by her raw and emotion-filled lyrics. Lupe emphasizes the part her influences played on her being able to open up in her music the way she does. Thank you for tuning in, and I hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did recording it. Stream Lupe's Latest EP, "Bedroom Files" https://open.spotify.com/album/2JXUAsjR4PxliazaKTGZvx?si=IB3QC2kbRyuPRdq7m0SWAA&dl_branch=1 (Here) - https://open.spotify.com/album/2JXUAsjR4PxliazaKTGZvx?si=IB3QC2kbRyuPRdq7m0SWAA&dl_branch=1 Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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.

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How to Open for Big Rappers as a New Artist, a Conversation with Mod Sun and Quitting the 9-5 to Start a Production Company with AK40DEVIN
How to Open for Big Rappers as a New Artist, a Conversation with Mod Sun and Quitting the 9-5 to Start a Production Company with AK40DEVIN

I met Devin Dwyer, known by his stage name AK40DEVIN at a MadMinds open mic event. I've mentioned the MadMinds countless times throughout this podcast, but it wasn't until our video shoot with MadMinds co-founder, fellow BopCast guest and artist, Sye for our song, "5 Fingers," where I actually got to know Devin. When I met him I saw him as a videographer and had no idea he had been rapping, writing and releasing music for over 6 years. I then went through his discography to discover songs about his childhood, his brothers, inspirations and his son who is now 3 years old. On this episode, you'll hear how Devin went from working at a pizza shop to launching his own videography business. Also, how he bought tickets to his own show to build his reputation as an artist and performer. Finally, he speaks on his music, influences and how not to get into the videography world when you have no experience. I had a great time talking with Devin and he even freestyled a bit once we turned the cameras off! That footage will be released when we start our Patreon in the next month. Follow Devin https://www.instagram.com/ak40devinofficial/ (Here) - https://www.instagram.com/ak40devinofficial/ Stream his music https://open.spotify.com/artist/2vQVLaLLoYJFtdmzgr9qLg?si=uECtbnkHR7GD2aoapacjrw&dl_branch=1 (Here) - https://open.spotify.com/artist/2vQVLaLLoYJFtdmzgr9qLg?si=uECtbnkHR7GD2aoapacjrw&dl_branch=1 Today's Sponsor is https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (SodaBeats.com) - the Easiest Way to Make HipHop and Rap Beats Online for Free. https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ (Click Here to Try it) - https://sodabeats.com/Sign-Up/ 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.

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