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Carl Landau Author, Podcaster

Carl Landau is co-author of the new book, Pickleball for dummies. He has been an entrepreneur since the age of 26 and now in (un)Retirement is founder of Pickleball Media. He has started and sold three successful media companies, published five magazines (software development, winemaking and craft brewing industries). He currently hosts the popular podcast I Used to be Somebody, inspiring 50-plus-year-olds how to build their (un)Retirement good life, including, of course, a little bit about the virtues of the game he loves — pickleball.

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Martinus Evans: Founder Of Slow Af Run Club &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs081 Martinus Evans
Martinus Evans: Founder of Slow AF Run Club

The Martinus Evans story is a very surprising one. As an adult he had many jobs, including a career  as a suit salesman at The Men's Warehouse. Being on his feet 10 hours a day caused him hip pain. H…

The Martinus Evans s…

The Martinus Evans story is a very surprising one. As an adult he had many jobs, including a career  as a suit salesman at The Men's Warehouse. Being on his feet 10 hours a day caused him hip pain. He saw a doctor that said, "Your hip hurts because you're too fat. You should walk to lose weight." Martinus was shocked and angered by his doctor's words. And then he turned that into the goal to  run a marathon. He's never looked back. Martinus launched a blog, 300 Pounds and Running, is an 8-time marathon runner, formed the Slow AF Run Club that now has 30,000+ members, graced the cover of Runn…

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Jeannine Barr: Here Comes The Judge -- Now Singer / Songwriter! &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs080 Jeannine Barr
Jeannine Barr: Here comes the Judge — Now Singer / Songwriter!

Everyone please rise this week on I Used to be Somebody. Carl interviews his first judge ever! Jeannine Barr was an assistant district attorney who decided after 9 years to throw her hat in the politi…

Everyone please rise…

Everyone please rise this week on I Used to be Somebody. Carl interviews his first judge ever! Jeannine Barr was an assistant district attorney who decided after 9 years to throw her hat in the political ring, (brave move) and then became a criminal district court judge for 24 years. She oversaw cases on "all the people you are afraid of." She tells us what it was like to have a high profile, elected position as a Texas judge. In another big brave move, Jeannine left the bench and has created a fascinating second act as a storyteller/singer and songwriter. She has a beautiful voice and is also…

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Sky Bergman: Professor Turns Filmmaker &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs079 Sky Bergman
Sky Bergman: Professor Turns Filmmaker

Sky Bergman has a zest for life and wants to share it with you. Her positivity is infectious. An accomplished and award-winning photographer and professor, it is no wonder her university students love…

Sky Bergman has a ze…

Sky Bergman has a zest for life and wants to share it with you. Her positivity is infectious. An accomplished and award-winning photographer and professor, it is no wonder her university students love her! She's also on a passon mission to capture the beauty of life and wisdom of older people as they tell their stories. Sky released her debut documentary, Lives Well Lived to sold-out live audiences and has two more films in the works. There's no stopping this woman's positive energy! Sky started pursuing her second act in her 50's as a filmmaker. She hit it big with her very first movie, now a…

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Adam Bryant: Nyt &Amp;Quot;Corner Office&Amp;Quot; Columnist Moves To His Own C-Suite &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs078 Adam Bryant
Adam Bryant: NYT "Corner Office" Columnist moves to his own C-Suite

This month we have a very thought provoking conversation with award-winning journalist Adam Bryant. He worked for 30 years as a journalist including 18 years as a reporter, editor and columnist at the…

This month we have a…

This month we have a very thought provoking conversation with award-winning journalist Adam Bryant. He worked for 30 years as a journalist including 18 years as a reporter, editor and columnist at the New York Times. He's probably most famous for his column at the NYT called, "Corner Office" where he interviewed 500+ CEOs. What he learned during these interviews is fascinating and his insights can help everyone in creating their second act. Adam also shares his personal experience about what it was like to give up his dream job at the  NYT to start his own C-Suite position. And this month we …

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Patty Forehand: Elementary School Teacher Becomes Stand-Up Comedian &Amp;Raquo; Ep77.Card Apple
Patty Forehand: Elementary School Teacher becomes Stand-Up Comedian

We start 2024 with a lot of laughs. You're going to love Patty Forehand who was an elementary school teacher for 32 years and now is a successful stand-up comedian who talks about marriage, sex, and g…

We start 2024 with a…

We start 2024 with a lot of laughs. You're going to love Patty Forehand who was an elementary school teacher for 32 years and now is a successful stand-up comedian who talks about marriage, sex, and growing older. And she is FUNNY! Who doesn't like a 61- year old grandmother who can tell a good dirty joke? Tune in to hear about her chance to work with Michelle Pfeiffer and find out about her weirdest gig ever. Lots of laughs with a woman who has a heart of gold. • More about Patty Forehand: https://www.backstage.com/u/patricia-forehand-1 • Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blo…

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Dewey Forward: Night Club Owner Pivots To Popcorn Shop &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs076 Dewey Forward Scaled
Dewey Forward: Night Club Owner Pivots to Popcorn Shop

We're ending 2023 on a very high note with Dewey Forward. He was a highly regarded concert promoter and nightclub owner that organized over 4,000 concerts. He's worked with with groups like Pearl Jam,…

We're ending 2023 on…

We're ending 2023 on a very high note with Dewey Forward. He was a highly regarded concert promoter and nightclub owner that organized over 4,000 concerts. He's worked with with groups like Pearl Jam, REM, Donovan, Bon Jovi and countless others. Dewey started and owned Peabody's DownUnder in Cleveland where he created the precursor to the House of Blues concept. After living the crazy music and restaurant business for over 40 years, he now owns and operates the iconic Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop. He's a great storyteller and just funny as hell. What a great way to wrap up year! • More about D…

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Bob Wolfe: The Pinot Guy Now Pickleball Guy &Amp;Raquo; Iusbs075 Bob Wolfe
Bob Wolfe: The Pinot Guy now Pickleball Guy

Carl gets his Sideways fix in with his interview with Bob Wolfe. In the movie, actor Paul Giamatti plays a serious Pinot fanatic. In real life, Bob Wolfe is one of the foremost Pinot Noir experts. In …

Carl gets his Sidewa…

Carl gets his Sideways fix in with his interview with Bob Wolfe. In the movie, actor Paul Giamatti plays a serious Pinot fanatic. In real life, Bob Wolfe is one of the foremost Pinot Noir experts. In fact, people simply refer to Bob simply as The Pinot Guy! There is something for everyone in this fun-filled interview, besides Pinot Noir talk. You'll learn what it's like to grow up in a tiny rural farming town, working on a nuclear submarine, and even what it's like to get a 4:30am call with Donald Trump way back in the day. Bob is totally forthcoming about finding himself at a crossroads in hi…

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Jed Smith: Creative Marketing Exec Thrives In Italy As Artist &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs074 Jed Smith
Jed Smith: Creative Marketing Exec Thrives in Italy as Artist

We've all been on vacation to some wonderful places in the world and said to ourselves, "I wonder if I could live here?" That is as far as most of us go. Jed Smith -- actually did it! He made the move…

We've all been on va…

We've all been on vacation to some wonderful places in the world and said to ourselves, "I wonder if I could live here?" That is as far as most of us go. Jed Smith -- actually did it! He made the move to Italy in his mid-50's and has thrived there ever since.  Jed transformed himself from marketing exec into an accomplished painter, photographer and writer. He loves his new-found Italian culture and lifestyle so much that now he helps others who are interested in Moving to Italy. He has truly an inspirational story of a boy who grew up in the South with little confidence and now has taken on …

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Dat Truong: High Tech Exec To Best Pho And &Amp;Quot;Grandma'S Secret&Amp;Quot; &Amp;Raquo; Ep73.Card Dat
Dat Truong: High Tech Exec to Best Pho and "Grandma's Secret"

This is one of the best interviews we've ever had. Talk about an unlikely story! Dat Truong grew up in Vietnam and at 5 years old escaped just days before the fall of Saigon. He had careers on Wall St…

This is one of the b…

This is one of the best interviews we've ever had. Talk about an unlikely story! Dat Truong grew up in Vietnam and at 5 years old escaped just days before the fall of Saigon. He had careers on Wall Street and Silicon Valley but it wasn't until he moved to Portland, OR that he found his way to a life that he feels truly fits who he is today. What is "Grandma's Secret"? You're going to need to listen to find out! • More about Dat Truong:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/datlinkedin • Lela's Bistro: https://www.lelasbistro.com • Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Dat-Truong-In…

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Steve Israel: Eight Term Us Congressman Now Cool Bookstore Owner &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs072 Steve Israel
Steve Israel: Eight Term US Congressman Now Cool Bookstore Owner

It took 72 episodes, but Carl finally got a politician on the show. And he got a big time Congressman in Steve Israel. He was an eight-term congressman out of New York who is proud to have been a bi-p…

It took 72 episodes,…

It took 72 episodes, but Carl finally got a politician on the show. And he got a big time Congressman in Steve Israel. He was an eight-term congressman out of New York who is proud to have been a bi-partisan representative who brought both sides of the aisle together. Since leaving congress, Steve has been a political commentator on CNN, MSNBC and HBO and the author of two critically acclaimed political satires. In 2021, he became a first-time entrepreneur and launched a new dream job--as the owner of an independent bookstore, Theodore's Books in Oyster Bay, NY. Former Congressman Israel is ve…

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Maxine Clark: Build-A-Bear Mega Founder Turns To Social Entrepreneurship &Amp;Raquo;
Maxine Clark: Build-A-Bear Mega Founder Turns to Social Entrepreneurship

We have a celebrity sighting this month on the show......Maxine Clark. She is one of the true innovators in the retail industry. At age 48 she became a first-time entrepreneur and founded Build-A-Bear…

We have a celebrity …

We have a celebrity sighting this month on the show......Maxine Clark. She is one of the true innovators in the retail industry. At age 48 she became a first-time entrepreneur and founded Build-A-Bear Workshop. Within just a few years, she took her company public on the New York Stock Exchange. Most importantly, she's had a big impact on millions of children and adults from their Build-A-Bear experience. What makes her story even more amazing is what Maxine is doing now her 70's... • More about Maxine Clark: https://clarkfoxstl.com/team/maxine-clark  • Episode Content: https://pickleballm…

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Donna Apidone: Popular Npr Host Now Helps New Audience Find Purpose &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs070 Donna Apidone
Donna Apidone: Popular NPR Host Now Helps New Audience Find Purpose

This is a super fun interview with popular NPR radio host and talented interviewer Donna Apidone. Her commitment to her work became a lifestyle, waking up at 1:30am and getting to the studio by 3am an…

This is a super fun …

This is a super fun interview with popular NPR radio host and talented interviewer Donna Apidone. Her commitment to her work became a lifestyle, waking up at 1:30am and getting to the studio by 3am and hosting CapRadio's Morning Edition. But, 21 years of hosting the show in a 8 x 8 windowless studio and being consumed by the news led her to a world of meditation. And she is excited now for a new journey and helping others along the way to a calm and complete life. • More about Donna Apidone: https://www.donnaapidone.com  • Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Donna-Apidone-…

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Steve Segner: Pet Biz Exec Reinvents Himself, Builds Luxury Hotel &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs069 Steve Segner 1
Steve Segner: Pet Biz Exec Reinvents Himself, Builds Luxury Hotel

Who moves to Sedona, AZ in. their 50's and without any experience in the hospitality business, builds a luxury hotel? Steve Segner did! The same guy at 21 years old buys his first pet store while he h…

Who moves to Sedona,…

Who moves to Sedona, AZ in. their 50's and without any experience in the hospitality business, builds a luxury hotel? Steve Segner did! The same guy at 21 years old buys his first pet store while he has another day job. And then ends up becoming a pet biz mogul, by starting a line of regional pet stores and creating and selling one of the first all-natural healthy pet food lines. Whether it's the pet industry or building the El Portal, a top end adobe style hotel -- Steve is the poster child for our (Un)Retirement good life! • More about Steve Segner: https://elportalsedona.com/the-story-of-…

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Brian Smith: Founder Of Ugg &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs068 Brian Smith
Brian Smith: Founder of UGG

What a fun interview with the founder of UGG boots! At 29, Brian Smith left the accounting world and Australia and headed to the beaches in Malibu to surf and look for the next big thing. Ever heard o…

What a fun interview…

What a fun interview with the founder of UGG boots! At 29, Brian Smith left the accounting world and Australia and headed to the beaches in Malibu to surf and look for the next big thing. Ever heard of UGG sheepskin boots?  He first targeted surfers and surf shops. You need to hear about the super-crazy ups and downs Brian faced into building a new cultural movement and a brand that is today a billion dollar operation. • More about Brian Smith: https://briansmithspeaker.com/about-brian-smith  • Episode Content: https://pickleballmediahq.com/blog/Brian-Smith-Interview-Founder-of-UGG  •…

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Doug Villhard: Big Time Entrepreneur Pays It Forward &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs067 Doug Villhard
Doug Villhard: Big Time Entrepreneur Pays It Forward

Carl plays therapist in the tiki bar with guest Doug Villhard, as Doug talks about his mom who was disappointed if he got an A- on a report card. We think it all turned out OK, since Doug and his busi…

Carl plays therapist…

Carl plays therapist in the tiki bar with guest Doug Villhard, as Doug talks about his mom who was disappointed if he got an A- on a report card. We think it all turned out OK, since Doug and his business partner recently cashed in on the sale of their software platform company for $30 million. Doug's story is an amazing one, which includes the fun fact that Doug and his wife actually started a high school. Who does that? He has found a new passion in his (un)Retirement life by teaching 400 MBA students each year on how to create and innovate to make their budding entrepreneurial dreams come t…

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Ted Bahr: Drone King Turns Into 60'S Rock Art Gallery Owner &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs066 Ted Bahr
Ted Bahr: Drone King turns into 60's Rock Art Gallery Owner

This week's interview is a super fun one! There is something in this episode for everyone. What do the Grateful Dead, high tech 1980's, the advent of drones and psychedelic artwork have in common? Ted…

This week's intervie…

This week's interview is a super fun one! There is something in this episode for everyone. What do the Grateful Dead, high tech 1980's, the advent of drones and psychedelic artwork have in common? Ted Bahr! You'll learn what it was like to be in the middle of the crazy, high tech world of magazine publishing at its explosion in the 1980's.  Plus, Ted's journey from a prestigious media executive with a wife, 3 kids and a big mortgage who went for broke to become an entrepreneur for the first time in his 40's. At the height of the recession, Ted put all his chips on the table again with one of …

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Denise &Amp;Quot;Larana&Amp;Quot; Cerreta: James Beard Award For Humanitarian Of The Year &Amp;Raquo; Iutbs065 Denise Larana
Denise "Larana" Cerreta: James Beard Award for Humanitarian of the Year

Carl is a bit out of his all-business comfort zone when he interviews Denise "Larana" Cerreta, who has embarked on amazing spiritual journey and had successful businesses along the way. It all starts…

Carl is a bit out of…

Carl is a bit out of his all-business comfort zone when he interviews Denise "Larana" Cerreta, who has embarked on amazing spiritual journey and had successful businesses along the way. It all starts when Larana closed her acupuncture practice to open One World Everyone Eats Cafe. Her vision became one of the first community cafes in the world run 100% on donations-- you pay what you wish.  The cafe was a huge success and Larana then founded the non-profit One World Everybody Eats foundation. The culmination was receiving a prestigious James Beard Foundation for Humanitarian of the Year in…

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Drew Evans: Creates His Own (Un)Retirement -- The Pickleball Librarian &Amp;Raquo; Ep.64.Card .Drew Evans.
Drew Evans: Creates his own (Un)Retirement — The Pickleball Librarian

Carl interviews Drew Evans who has created the most out-of-the-box second/third acts ever.  His story is an interesting one---his dad served in Vietnam and Drew spent his early years growing up in Ma…

Carl interviews Drew…

Carl interviews Drew Evans who has created the most out-of-the-box second/third acts ever.  His story is an interesting one---his dad served in Vietnam and Drew spent his early years growing up in Malaysia. The family eventually lived all over the the world on U.S. Army bases. He grew up always wanting to help others. Drew became a law school graduate who hated being a lawyer. Instead, he followed his passions and became a distinguished law school librarian. (He also happens to be a black belt in martial arts and runs a studio.) Now, Drew has combined his passions (again!) as a librarian and …

Listen · 53:10
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