The John Roa Show

The John Roa Show

The John Roa Show explores the gray areas of success through honest, raw and entertaining conversations with the most interesting celebrities, creative leaders and entrepreneurs. John’s diverse background as a successful entrepreneur, humanitarian and global adventurer creates a unique opportunity to explore some of the most important stories and topics of today.... Show More

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September 21, 2020 44 min
Chris Gronkowski, one of the famous football Gronkowski brothers, turned to a startup after finishing his NFL career. That led him to Shark Tank, where he did a deal with Mark Cuban and A-Rod. Hear his incredible story of success at two of the toughest gigs in the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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The Jordan Harbinger Show is a unicorn in the podcast space - it throws off millions a year in profit and has millions of listeners per week. He has interviewed some of the most interesting and important people in the world. And the story of how he got there is even more impressive. Hear John and Jordan discuss this journey, and the lessons learned therein. John is joined by Janelle Draper (instagram.com/janellejokes). Follow Jorda...
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David Meltzer was the CEO of Lee Steinberg’s (Jerry Maguire) eponymous sports agency, and was worth some hundreds of millions of dollars. He then went bankrupt. His story is one of ego, materialism and redemption. And now, he’s on a quest to make a billion people happy. John is joined by Janelle Draper (instagram.com/janellejokes). Follow David: http://instagram.com/davidmeltzer Pre-order my book, “A Practical Way to Get Rich … an...
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Mara Schiavocampo has four Emmys to her name, received during almost two decades of service as a journalist. During her journey of reporting from tragic disasters, she has gained incredible insights on what really matters to her, her family, and the world. Join her and John Roa for a powerful, no-holds-barred chat on race, family, overcoming adversity, and Mara's ability to move on from fear. This is a chat that is not to be mi...
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For going on 40 years, Andy Bernstein has captured the most iconic photos in NBA history. Jordan’s famous dunk? Andy. Kobe through the backboard? Andy. His incredible success has not come without personal sacrifice and adversity, however. Join John Roa for this incredible conversation with one of the NBA’s behind-the-scenes legends. Pre-order my book, “A Practical Way to Get Rich … and Die Trying”, now at any online bookseller: htt...
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Devon Levesque is a different kind of athlete. He grew up in a family of weight lifters and has been blessed with genes that give him an edge on everything fitness. But he's also dealt with tremendous adversity personally, which have already created a level of wisdom rarely seen in such a young man. From being an owner of New York City's most exclusive gym to being the poster boy for some of the most relevant fitness brands...
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He won an Oscar in 1995 for "One Survivor Remembers" before sitting in for 25 years as the President of Miniseries at HBO, only to recently take his leave to focus on a new true-crime venture. Kary Antholis has seen it all behind the camera and learned a lot about himself, and life, in the process. He also brought us some of the most important miniseries in recent history, including "Chernobyl" and "The Night Of...
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Mario Lopez is one of the biggest celebrities in the game today, and has achieved that through a somewhat atypical path. He lived life to the fullest, experienced his share of adversity, and ultimately found his true calling as a man of family and faith. And, work ethic. John met up with Mario at his studio in Los Angeles to dish on life, family, and lessons learned along the way. John is joined by Janelle Jokes (instagram.com/jane...
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We need more Scott Budnicks in the world. Try to imagine what he did: being at the top of the Hollywood game—one of the most aspirational in the world—to quit and start a revolutionary nonprofit organization, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, so you can focus your energy and influence on criminal justice reform. And then find your way back behind the camera in order to tell stories that shift mindsets and create movements. You’ll also...
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Melissa Ben-Ishay started her eponymous cupcake business over a decade ago, on a whim, and with the encouragement of her dad and brother. Over a decade later, they’ve sold over a staggering 100,000,000 cupcakes, and she has recently taken on the mantle of CEO and mother. There are a lot of awesome things about Melissa - but maybe the coolest is that she just tells it how it is. She joins John for a raw talk about what she’s learned...
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Every time I speak with today’s guest the world feels a little bit better. Keyon Harrold (@keyonharrold) is a Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, immortalized by his musical portrayal of Miles Davis in Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead. He has also recorded with the likes of Jay Z, Beyoncé, Gregory Porter and Common. Today on the show, Keyon talks about his reality of being a black man and father during these important but trying times. He ...
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Hey! John Roa here. Welcome to my new show. I’ll be the first to admit—I have no clue what I am doing with my own podcast. But it sure is fun! I told my producers and my podcast team—the one thing we will ALWAYS do on The John Roa Show is to do things our own way. No rules. No conforming to a pre-built system. We’ll do things as we see fit. So, with that spirit in mind, we are flipping the first episode on its head. My friend Jorda...
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June 29, 2020 4 min
The John Roa Show explores the gray areas of success through honest, raw and entertaining conversations with the most interesting celebrities, creative leaders and entrepreneurs. John’s diverse background as a successful entrepreneur, humanitarian and global adventurer creates a unique opportunity to explore some of the most important stories and topics of today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-...
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It’s been seven weeks since the coronavirus pandemic began. In that time, John has talked to 19 different leaders. From a mega real estate broker, to the owner of a hair salon in Chicago, to an NFL coach, and the drummer of The Smashing Pumpkins.  This final episode of Leading from Home highlights some of these incredibly inspiring conversations and gives some insight into the ways in which people are leading with empathy, explori...
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John speaks with performance coach Courtney Seard on the importance of managing expectations, and some ways to navigate life and business, through the coronavirus pandemic.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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John and his close friend, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin -- one of the founding members of The Smashing Pumpkins -- discuss how the coronavirus has affected the music industry, how it compares to other shakeups over the decades, and what may happen next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Louis Black, co-founder of SXSW, joins John on today’s episode from an Airbnb in the small town of Lockhart, Texas, to talk about the festival’s cancellation, retirement, as well as, the profound and often unpredictable ways he’s helped transform Austin Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Keyon Harrold, one of the foremost trumpeters of his generation, joins John on today’s episode to talk about cancelling his spring tour dates, writing songs with a conscience, and using jazz as a force for good. He even recorded a special track just for us, called "Peaceful Ghostown". This isn't one to miss. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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The coronavirus is changing the entertainment industry worldwide. From theatrical releases to film festivals, the outbreak has effectively cancelled Hollywood. And there’s no end in sight. So, what will a post-pandemic Hollywood look like? John speaks with Academy Award-nominated film and TV producer Laura Bickford, who shares her feelings, predictions, and thoughts on returning to work.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https:...
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John’s joined by Kirsten Jordan, a real estate adviser with the mega-brokerage firm Compass, to discuss some of the ways the pandemic has changed the Manhattan luxury market, how she’s managing active listings remotely, and her real estate predictions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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