Build Upon The Good

Build Upon The Good

The Build Upon The Good podcast is a show where Kean interviews guests about what kind of legacy they hope to leave. From celebrities to every day people, guests open up about what "good" they hope to pass down to the next generation and what led them to that desire.

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December 8, 2021 24 min

Jesse Iwuji's path to becoming a NASCAR driver and teaming up with NFL great Emmitt Smith is unlike any other. From his family's Nigerian roots to playing football at Navy, Jesse shares why it's so important to focus on what you want in life and to go after it.

www.jesseiwuji.com

Follow Jesse on IG/FB/Twitter @jesseiwuji @jesse.iwuji.motorsports

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Paul Newman's legacy of giving it all away continues to be the gold standard in philanthropy. Dr. Miriam Nelson, CEO of Newman's Own Foundation, shares what led her to the foundation, why every penny of profit (over $550 million) is donated to worthy causes, and what's next for the foundation.

A NY Times bestselling author, renowned scientist and researcher, Miriam's commitment to improving children's wellness, ...

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Wall Street Journal Best Selling co-authors and veterans Brian Andrews & Jeff Wilson share how their experiences as a submarine officer and a combat surgeon for Navy SEALs led to writing their thriller action novels. The authors of numerous books, including "Sons of Valor" and recently released "Dark Intercept" share their writing process, how being "good" has led their way forward, why it's so impor...

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August 26, 2021 47 min

Former US Navy SEAL and Founder/CEO of Bonefrog Coffee Company & Bonefrog Cellars, Tim Cruickshank, shares how he's using coffee and wine for his next mission, the meaning of the BoneFrog & SEAL Brotherhood, the struggles of being a Dad while serving, why his wife is the true hero and the importance of giving back to the Naval Special Warfare community.

www.bonefrog-coffee.com       www.bonefrogcellars.com

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What if you could protect & pass something on forever? Teri Ptacek has been doing just that with land for decades as Executive Director of the Agricultural Stewardship Association. As Teri nears retirement, she shares lessons on leading a not-for-profit, what she believes she's really protecting and why it's important to believe in goodness.

www.agstewardship.org To learn about ASA & land conservation

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April 25, 2021 29 min

US soccer legend John Harkes shares how his childhood in Kearney, NJ shaped his life, what "good" he hopes to pass down, how MLS succeeded in the early days, the two players he wishes he could've played alongside and his reaction to joining a made up list with Kean and David Beckham. John is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, former US National Team Captain, played in 2 World Cups, won 2 MLS titles and curren...

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April 1, 2021 39 min

What would you do if you died, but then got a 2nd chance at life? That's what happened to Phil Passero III's father and he shares the miraculous moment witnessing it as a then 14 year old boy and how it shaped his father's path forward. A powerful message of faith, family and providing a legacy to your children while you're still alive.

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March 19, 2021 25 min

How does one go from being born in South Africa to serving as a US Navy SEAL Commander to becoming a mindfulness teacher? Jon Macaskill, known as "The Mindful Frogman", shares his struggle with depression, losing brothers on the battlefield, becoming a Dad and how meditation/mindfulness led to inner balance.

Follow Jon on LinkedIn @jonmacaskill, IG/FB/CH @mindfulfrogman

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After the heartbreaking loss of US Navy SEAL Charlie Keating IV, his family created something beautiful with the C4 Foundation in his honor to help fellow SEALs and their families. Charlie's father (Charlie Keating III) and Charlie's widow (Brooke Keating) share insight into Charlie, the importance of the SEAL family, the foundation and how Charlie's legacy lives on.

Follow on social media (@c4foundation) and www.c4...

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February 21, 2021 21 min

Cobra Kai's hired badboy in Karate Kid III, soap opera star (General Hospital, Bold and Beautiful, Young and the Restless), to the current Amazon Prime Video hit tv show Studio City, Sean Kanan shares his story and discusses his upcoming book, Way of the COBRA.

Follow Sean on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@seankanan) and www.wayofthecobra.com.

Join our "community of good" at www.BuildUponTheGood.com 

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February 14, 2021 24 min

Marc Summers was the host of the '80s Nickelodeon hit tv show Double Dare and several well known shows, including the Food Network's Unwrapped. 

Marc shares how his midwest upbringing and multiple health issues impacts his outlook on life. The perfect mix of humor and humility provides an entertaining and inspiring message. 

Marc can be followed on social media and www.marcsummerstv.com 

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January 26, 2021 18 min

Super Bowl Champion, Best Selling author, speaker/coach and known as the "Reverend of the Revolution", Setema Gali Jr shares what childhood experience shaped him as a father and how failures can propel us into another level of success. 

Follow @setemagali on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. 

www.SetemaGali.com

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*Special thank you to Sean Kelly and The Samples for permission to use "Streets ...

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January 14, 2021 22 min

Author and historian Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky shares what sort of legacies our founding fathers hoped to leave and how the people around them impacted it. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton (the man and musical), Abigail Adams, Martha Washington and more are discussed. 

Lindsay also shares what cabinet positions would be most important in today's political landscape. And, my dogs interrupt our interview, but ...

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January 1, 2021 49 min

Lead singer and song writer of the band The Samples, Sean Kelly shares how his childhood shaped him, what music and artists influenced his style and how The Samples came together to ultimately sell over 1 million albums. -Part 1

www.TheSamples.com

Instagram: seankelly600    Facebook: Sean Kelly of The Samples

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*Special thank you to Sean Kelly and The Samples for permission to use "Streets in the Rain....

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December 17, 2020 27 min

Will Moses is a well known folk artist and also the great grandson of another famous artist, Grandma Moses. Will shares how his childhood and family history impacted his life, which relative encouraged him to paint the most, what he hopes to be remembered for... and why life can be compared to a conveyer belt. Norman Rockwell, Grandma Moses and Will Moses are icons of Americana.

To view Will's paintings and learn more, visit hi...

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December 13, 2020 21 min

Celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman, referred to as the "Michael Jordan of Dentistry", shares how he landed in the Guinness Book of World Records twice, the one gift he'd pass down to every child and why his LEAP Foundation continues to make a positive impact on today's youth. 

Dr. Bill is also a NYT Best Selling author and guest co-host of the CBS daytime hit show The Doctors.

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November 24, 2020 28 min

Jason Coffin is one of Kean's childhood best friends with an amazing story of how his family legacy goes back to the Mayflower! Just in time for Thanksgiving, Jason shares how digging deeper into his family's past, which includes a wild ship wreck that made it into a book, gave him a better understanding of just how grateful we are to be alive today.

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*Special thank you to Sean Kelly and his band The...

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November 8, 2020 29 min

Kean interviews former Navy SEAL and commanding officer Vice Admiral (ret) Sean Pybus. 

How was he able to separate being a father at home, while having the huge responsibility of commanding our elite warriors? What lessons did he learn along the way? What good does he hope to pass down to his children?

Pybus is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Navy SEAL Foundation. Please support our warriors and their families at www.n...

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November 1, 2020 3 min

November 1st is known in many circles as Day of the Dead or All Saints Day. In short, it's usually a day that people feel their deceased loves one are near to them. In that spirit, let's also make November 1st "Build Upon The Good Day" and honor our loved ones. Kean shares why November 1st has taken on a new meaning.

Kean returns next week with more full interview episodes.

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October 18, 2020 23 min

Kristine Lilly is a soccer legend. Member of the famed "99'ers", US women soccer's first super team. Two time World Cup Champion, 2 Olympic Gold and 1 Silver Medals, and 4 time NCAA Champion. Holds the world soccer record for most caps (games) for a national team. Author of "Powerhouse." 

Kristine shares what it takes to succeed in sports, how her parents inspired her work ethic, why she was able to stay at ...

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