Louis and Kyle

Weekly interviews with fascinating entrepreneurs, creators, investors, and top performers.
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Matt Slater is a veteran cryptocurrency investor. In this conversation, we cover Matt's background leading him on this path, the founding and selling Hedgy, the world's first bitcoin derivatives exchange, how he felt like he "missed Bitcoin" in 2013, founding his venture firm, the future of metaverse real estate, communities that Matt has been a member of, marrying the centralized and decentralized worlds, and kite surfing.

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Jon Ostenson is the CEO of FranBridge Capital, a firm committed to helping people successfully launch and build non-food franchise businesses. In this episode, we get into Jon's story, the basics of franchising, why it is often the best option for starting a business, lucrative niches within franchises, and how Jon helps people become business owners. We also get answers to questions including how much startup capital franchises require and what kind of skills are necessary to get started on this path.

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Victoria Ransom is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and change maker. After successfully exiting the first two companies that she co-founded, she had children and was confronted with the difficult decision of how to properly educate them. Being unsatisfied with her options, Victoria and her husband set out on a journey to solve it. In this conversation, we dive into her new venture, Prisma, an answer to the broken 4-8th grade education system, and discuss how Prisma better engages students and prepares them for the everchanging world that we live in.

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Two simultaneous realizations led Tony Lopez to create Alternative Living Spaces: how much of his paycheck was going toward rent every month and how cheaply his father built a livable tree house in his backyard. Tony started with a storage container conversion from craigslist that he completed over the course of nine months. The final product went viral, and production has not stopped since. Alternative Living Spaces designs and produces small, functional living spaces in contrast to traditional cookie cutter builds. Their products include container homes, container RV's, container gym's, and more. In this conversation Tony shares the backstory of founding the business, his philosophy for why alternatives are necessary and often better, and the exciting developments in the future of smaller living spaces.

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Weatherbell's Chief Forecaster, Joe Bastardi, joins the podcast to share lessons and opinions gained from decades of experience reporting the weather. Joe has been obsessed with the weather since he was a small child, and he possesses a mind-blowing knowledge of global weather history. In addition to being a popular weather media personality, Joe still competes as a bodybuilder into his 60s. We discuss Joe's values in the realm of scholarship, search for truth, asking questions, individualism, inconsistencies, arrogance, CO2, water vapor, weaponized weather, weather history, extreme events, counterexamples, and Joe's proposed policy solutions.

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With 686,000 subscribers on YouTube, Tom Merrick, aka The Bodyweight Warrior, has built quite the reputation for his expertise in bodyweight training, calisthenics, yoga, flexibility, nutrition, and sleep. After getting a bad case of mono (glandular fever) Tom was not allowed to do any heavy-lifting which motivated him to switch his focus to calisthenics. Seven years later, he's become an extremely accomplished bodyweight athlete. In this conversation, Tom shares advice for setting training goals, developing realistic expectations, eating more naturally, cultivating energy, intensity, and rigor, getting better sleep, and diversifying income streams through real estate. Tom also shares his backstory including why and how he started making YouTube videos in the first place. Tom is a UK-based entrepreneur and content creator.

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Tylah McConnell is a midwife in Australia who, with a group of 8 friends, published a book for young people navigating the difficult period of life after high school. In this episode, we chat about Tylah's chapter in the book, 18 & Lost, the 5:30 am club, emotional intelligence, self-abandonment, masculine vs feminine energy, Anthony de Mello, and how expansion and contraction each have their place in life.

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Matt Redler is the Founder and CEO of Panther, a venture backed seed stage startup that is rolling up compliance, payroll, taxes, and benefits for globally distributed teams and making it easy to hire in any country in the world. Throughout this interview, we talk about the path forward for Panther, the collective economic and human benefit of unlocking the global workforce, asymmetric bets, raising millions of venture capital, entrepreneurship, and Matt's early startups.

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About Us —

Louis and Kyle became close friends over their shared passions in self-education, reading, real estate, entrepreneurship, and technology.

Their closely aligned life goals and deeply held principles made them suited to be great long term partners in a number of projects.

They decided to start their podcast to share the conversations they were already having with successful entrepreneurs and investors in order for the wisdom they were uncovering to be shared to a wider audience.

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Real Estate Investors

Students at The University of Alabama