Why I'm Not - with Brant Pinvidic

Why I'm Not - with Brant Pinvidic

The Why I’m Not… podcast, hosted by documentary filmmaker and veteran television producer Brant Pinvidic is a light-hearted weekly podcast in which Brant explores topics that he doesn’t fully understand by interviewing the people who do. In each episode, Brant explores one of the latest topics, fads, trends or addictions from all sides, and tries to remind you… before you judge it, try to understand it.... Show More

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Amanda Cerny has catapulted herself into mainstream model fame by sheer will and grassroots popularity. Easily one of the most popular figures (figuratively and literally) in the world today, this wildly talented and unconventional social media star has broken all the rules. In this episode Brant talks about her incredible journey from the Playmate Centerfold nobody had heard of, to the superstar everyone is talking about. Hear Ama... Read more

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January 17, 2019 62 min

King Bach, the Internet sensation and comedic star has become one of the most prolific and successful content creators in social media history. He holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the most Vine followers, and his Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook videos average tens of millions of views per month. By all accounts, he is the definition of social media influencer. In this episode Brant gets up close and personal with one th... Read more

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Nolan Gould, who plays the iconic dimwit Luke Dunphy on the mega-hit series Modern Family joins the podcast to talk about being nothing like what people see on TV. In this episode Brant gets up close and personal with one of the industry's most interesting and surprising young actors, Nolan Gould. A member of MENSA, he graduated high school and college before his 15th birthday and has grown up on TV playing the goofy character Luke... Read more

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Director McG join the podcast to talk all things being in the inner Hollywood circles. In this episode Brant gets up close and personal with one of the industry's most prolific and talented directors, McG. Known for mega-hits like Charlie's Angels and The OC, McG shares personal and professional insight to the world of Hollywood A-list directing in a raw and unfiltered interview. Can't miss moments include McG turning the mic back ... Read more

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Cody Christian joins to talk about growing up as one of Hollywood's hottest young actors. In this episode Brant continues the exploration of the phenomenon of being 'teen famous'. Cody's raw and revealing interview is in stark contrast to some of the stereotypical perceptions of today's youth culture. It's a can't miss discussion. Brant also interviews Dr. William Todd Schultz, Professor of Psychology at Pacific University in Oreg... Read more

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Cody Christian joins to talk about growing up as one of Hollywood's hottest young actors. In this episode Brant continues the exploration of the phenomenon of being 'teen famous'. Cody's raw and revealing interview is in stark contrast to some of the stereotypical perceptions of today's youth culture. It's a can't miss discussion. Brant also interviews Dr. William Todd Schultz, Professor of Psychology at Pacific University in Oreg... Read more

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February 28, 2018 65 min

Legendary actor Rob Lowe joins to talk about the ups and downs of growing up as a teen idol. In this episode Brant explores the phenomenon of being 'teen famous', as kids today grow up with social media fame (or infamy) just a few clicks away.

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NOTE: Episode recorded BEFORE Hope announced her candidacy for President of US Soccer In a candid and revealing interview, the legendary Hope Solo sheds some shocking light on the culture and business of being a female professional athlete. In this episode, Brant takes a look at the glaring disparities between male and female athletics and discovers some surprising facts and dynamics you may not have thought about. The WNBA's firs... Read more

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In a candid and revealing interview, the legendary Hope Solo sheds some shocking light on the culture and business of being a female professional athlete. In this episode, Brant takes a look at the glaring disparities between male and female athletics and discovers some surprising facts and dynamics you may not have thought about. The WNBA's first president and one of the most influential figures in women's sports Val Ackerman help... Read more

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Why I’m Not: Podcast with Brant Pinvidic | Why I’m Not:  A Professional Wrestler –  with guests “Mankind” Mick Foley, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, Lilian Garcia How does professional wrestling still work after all these years? It works very, very well. Brant explores the phenomenon of the WWE and the many incarnations and adjustments the company has […]

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Why I’m Not: Podcast with Brant Pinvidic | Why I’m Not:  Losing Weight with guests JD Roth and Paul McKenna Weight loss is a billion-dollar industry with the same dirty politics and false promises as any billion-dollar industry. As a producer of weight loss TV for more than a decade, Brant shares the ins and outs […]

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Why I’m Not: Podcast with Brant Pinvidic | Why I’m Not: A YouTube Star with guests Freddie Wong and Matthew Santoro Two of YouTube’s most prolific creators: Rocket Jump’s Freddie Wong and list master and vlogger Matthew Santoro discuss how YouTube has changed the creative world and allowed creators to distribute content straight to their fans. For YouTube […]

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Why I’m Not A Politician: Part 2 – After The Cast with Jack Burkman After an explosive first interview, controversial lobbyist Jack Burkman joins Brant in the studio to dig even deeper the business of lobbying and politics. In this more intimate and in-depth conversation Jack shares exclusive insights not meant for the general public. […]

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Ever wonder if the parents of today are raising kids that can hack it in the world of tomorrow? As a father of 3 Brant questions his ultra soft parenting style and compares it to the intense helicopter and sports parenting that exists today. Brant talks candidly with Ivywise consultant and former Yale admissions councilor […]

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Why I’m Not: Podcast with Brant Pinvidic | Why I’m Not:  High with guests Jason Ellis, Jesse Stanley, Royal Oakes and Scott Chipman Smoke up America, weed is legal now… sort of. Do you know the laws, do you know the science, and do you know the truth? Brant’s 16-year-old son is on a collision course with […]

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December 20, 2017 70 min

In a riveting and raw interview, Halle Berry’s ex-husband Eric Benet speaks for the first time about the events that lead up to checking himself into a sexual addiction rehab facility. Brant also speaks with Dr. Chris Samuels, the founder of the Sexual Addiction Treatment and Training Center. Have you ever wondered if sex addiction is actually a real thing? Brant explores the definitive differences between sex addicts and sex offe... Read more

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Why I’m Not: Podcast with Brant Pinvidic | Why I’m not… A Reality TV Star: with guests Spencer and Heidi Pratt, and Jonathan Murray Reality TV has produced some of the most famous and infamous celebrities in pop culture history, and the business of being famous, for being famous, is booming. But if you think being famous […]

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Who said it was OK to talk politics everywhere with everyone? Brant explores the business of politics with guests including conservative heavyweight commentator Ben Shapiro, liberal icon and former Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, and D.C.’s #1 lobbyist Jack Burkman. Is everyone an expert in politics now? If you look at your social media feed people […]

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Why I’m Not: Podcast with Brant Pinvidic | Why I’m Not: A YouTube Star with guests Freddie Wong and Matthew Santoro Two of YouTube’s most prolific creators: Rocket Jump’s Freddie Wong and list master and vlogger Matthew Santoro discuss how YouTube has changed the creative world and allowed creators to distribute content straight to their fans. For YouTube […]

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Why I’m Not: Podcast with Brant Pinvidic | Why I’m Not:  Losing Weight with guests JD Roth and Paul McKenna Weight loss is a billion-dollar industry with the same dirty politics and false promises as any billion-dollar industry. As a producer of weight loss TV for more than a decade, Brant shares the ins and outs […]

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