One Word One Hour

One Word One Hour

Every other week we invite guests of all professions to share their ideas on one topic. The primary focus is to open new perspectives and have in-depth conversations with questioners of the world. Hosted by 21-year-old college student, Faisal Imami. Music by Oak Palace.... Show More

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June 24, 2019 63 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Eric Duffert to discuss the topic of momentum. Duff is a fellow podcaster and co-hosts the TOL Podcast with Josiah Cafiero. Duff discusses what it was like hitting rock bottom and how he uses that experience to continuously find a way to guide his momentum in a positive manner. Throughout the episode, Faisal and Duff dive into the importance of using momentum in a way to battle through any difficulty tha... Read more

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June 10, 2019 65 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Manny Lopez to discuss the topic of sacrifice. Born to a family of immigrants, Manny shares his inspiring life story and the countless sacrifices he watched his parents make to give him the opportunity of a lifetime. From being a troubled student to graduating college with law school on the horizon, Manny shares all the experiences that helped him get to this point in his life. This episode is truly an h... Read more

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May 27, 2019 63 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Josiah Cafiero to discuss their thoughts on the topic of multipotentialism. Josiah is a fellow podcaster and co-hosts the TOL Podcast which is a conversational podcast with guests and topics ranging from lifestyle, pop culture, music and more. Faisal and Josiah get into a raw discussion about how there is no limit to what can be done especially with the millennial generation.

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May 13, 2019 57 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Ronnell Cuison to discuss their thoughts on the topic of legacy. Counting down the days to college graduation, Ronnell shares some of the things he's learned along the way that have helped him close a chapter he is proud of. It started with his experience abroad in Macau where he began to think heavily about the word legacy and its meaning. We explore how his time spent there helped him redefine the word... Read more

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April 15, 2019 69 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Nick Toma to discuss the topic of comedy. Comedy is what brought these two guys together and now they share their pursuit in becoming comedians.

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April 1, 2019 63 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Aqui Sanchez and Juju to discuss the topic of expectations. Aqui is a true entrepreneur at heart combining his love for music with business and Juju is an artist creating sounds deeply rooted with his own style of compelling emotions. These two guys are on a mission to bring San Diego a new music venue experience and show under the name of No Expectations. Their first show is set to take place on Friday,... Read more

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March 18, 2019 65 min

Faisal Imami sits down with fellow podcaster Matthew Leong to discuss the topic of commitment. Matt is a host for the State of Sports podcast and came as a guest onto our show to share a few things he's learned related to this topic throughout the course of his life.

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March 4, 2019 62 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Evyn Del Rosario to discuss their thoughts and ideas on the topic of mistakes. Don't be fooled, Faisal and Evyn share the mistakes they've made in their lives including some of the funny situations they found themselves in. Let's face it, mistakes are inevitable and with every mistake, comes a great lesson. These guys know that and dive into it without any hesitations. 

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February 18, 2019 63 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Aaron Samudio to discuss their thoughts on the topic of decisiveness. They share the good, the bad and the truth about some of the decisions they've made in their life. All in good fun, Faisal and Aaron find a way to make the stories they share relatable. From the good to the bad and everything in between, they touch on some of the major key points that comes to mind when presented with a decision that m... Read more

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February 4, 2019 63 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Juwan Armstrong to discuss the topic of acceptance. Juwan doesn't hold back and brings forth an interesting perspective to the topic by discussing the journey he had to go through to accept himself and his sexuality. Now on the path to becoming a media personality and pursuing a career in radio, Juwan shares the power that comes with embracing who you are.

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January 21, 2019 60 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Sophia Gallardo to discuss their ideas and perspectives on the topic of perseverance. Sophia is a San Diego native that embarked on a journey to Philadelphia where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Law and Sociology. After returning from the East Coast, she is now on the path to becoming a lawyer and is a current law student at California Western School of Law. Together,... Read more

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January 7, 2019 68 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Loren Fernandez to discuss their thoughts on the topic of contrarian. Loren is a fellow podcaster and host of the "That's Wassup" show where he interviews up-and-coming artists, creators and talent. Together, Faisal and Loren explore what it takes to go against the grain of society and be a contrarian.

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December 24, 2018 64 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Jarnard Sutton to discuss their ideas on the topic of happiness. Jarnard is the founder and owner of Nardcast Media, a San Diego based photography and video production company. There have been many ups and downs for Jarnard, but he has come a long way and recently celebrated The Nardcast's 10th anniversary. Together, Faisal and Jarnard reflect on their highs and lows thus far and relate it all to the top... Read more

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December 10, 2018 82 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Jojit Roy to discuss their ideas and perspectives on the topic of boundaries. Jojit and Faisal have been friends for nearly four years and in that time, they've seen each other constantly grow. Now, Jojit is finding himself continuing that momentum while pursuing his master's degree. He's a fellow South Bay native and shares the boundaries he had to push when deciding to make a career change.

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November 26, 2018 63 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Troy Miller to discuss their ideas and perspectives on the topic of sports. Together, they share the powerful connections and lessons that stem from sports and explore the influence it can have on everyone. 

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November 12, 2018 60 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Sage Perez to discuss their ideas on the topic of prosperity. Sage grew up moving from one city to the next only to realize that there was so much more he wanted to see in the world. This led him to going on a solo backpack trip across a couple of countries in Europe which opened his eyes to the power of prosperity. 

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October 29, 2018 63 min

Faisal Imami sits down with childhood friends Alec Vicedo and Jacob Quintero to discuss their thoughts on the topic of friendship. They share their thoughts, but also joke around on stories from the past. Together, the three of them explore the evolution of their friendship over the years.

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September 30, 2018 68 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Robert Paolella to discuss their ideas and perspectives on the topic of politics. Two friends with two opposing political views sitting down and having a civil conversation. Faisal and Robert dive into everything from Trump to immigration to social movements. Together, they share their viewpoints proving that it's possible to have a good political discussion without resulting in hatred or anger.

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September 16, 2018 58 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Simar Kaur to discuss their ideas and perspectives on the topic of vulnerability. Simar is a young entrepreneur who's work was inspired by her own vulnerabilities. There has been a series of challenges Simar encountered and all of them offered her a new perspective to embrace the good with the bad even when that means being raw with yourself. 

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September 2, 2018 60 min

Faisal Imami sits down with Mark Anthony Tierno to discuss their ideas and perspectives on the topic of imagination. Mark is the author behind the 13 book long sci-fi series Maldene. As a professional writer, Mark shares his journey to becoming a published author and he dives into the world he created using one thing - his imagination. 

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