November 23, 2021

rejection is what motivates me.

Originally from my YouTube channel , this podcast focuses on the one thing that motivates me above all else: Rejection. Sure, I want to make the world a better place. Yes, I want to make some money. I'd like to think I can co...

November 18, 2021

6th grade crush Hilary Strano on life as a travel nurse, meeting new people & making spontaneous decisions.

Hilary, who I haven't spoken to in 10+ years, joins me to discuss everything that's happened in her life since the middle school days, like her moves to Kansas City, North Dakota, the Jersey Shore and the middle-of-nowhere in...

November 15, 2021

first impressions, how to start something new, creating for others, hard work & more.

On today's episode, I expand on five blog posts I've written in the past week, sharing insights from my own life experience along the way. (21:15) the importance of first impressions. Read it here. (16:10) whenever you start ...

Personal Growth

November 04, 2021

Anna Bottino on cross-country moves, sexuality, lifelong learning & why balance isn't as important as we think.

One of my favorite people in the world tells me what she's been up to since the UAlbany days, a story that includes a 1-year stay in Los Angeles, driving across all of Canada, many odd jobs, the pursuit of a phD, coaching fie...

Personal Growth

November 01, 2021

how mixed martial arts changed my life.

After running through some of my recent travels, I talk about the sport of MMA and how it's affected every aspect of my life from my career, to my friendships, and to my physical and mental health. For more from me, check out...

Personal Growth

October 22, 2021

3 pieces of work advice for young professionals.

On today's episode, I read t hree blogs I wrote this week on TheTroyFarkasShow.com . After that, some more thoughts on how young people can improve their work lives.

October 17, 2021

life updates: hobbies, "live free or die" and the happiest I've felt in a while.

I explain my recent absence from the podcast. Then, I tell you why I'm loving New Hampshire life and why this is the happiest I've been in a long time. (I've stayed active on the blog though, so please check it out over on Th...

Personal Growth

September 30, 2021

my Swedish friend Malcolm Thulin on Europe's obsession with America & his budding career in comics.

Malcolm Thulin-Carpenter, who I met while abroad in the fall of 2016, joins me today for a lovely chat about recently marrying his longtime sweetheart, who actually proposed to him because he waited too long! Then, we get int...


September 17, 2021

the hardest lesson I've learned this year.

This gets surprisingly emotional.

September 16, 2021

these two mentalities will help you conquer your Fears.

Fear is our biggest enemy, the thing that holds us back from achieving our dreams. In Part Four of my "5 for 5,000 series," I outline two strategies you can adopt to help you overcome Fear. Missed the podcasts from the last t...

September 15, 2021

invest in yourself: 6 ways to get the most out of life.

For a company to thrive, proper investment of resources is essential. On today's podcast , I tell you why you should treat your life like a business, giving you 6 steps you can take to get the most out of yourself. You can re...

September 14, 2021

let self-awareness determine where you live.

I chose to live in Portsmouth, NH over Denver for one reason: self-awareness. On today's episode , I tell you how self-awareness guided my decision and why it's the key to helping you with big decisions in life. You can read ...

September 13, 2021

I'm going all in on kindness, and you should too.

In Part 1 of my "5 for 5,000" series, where I'm revealing five big lessons I've learned in the year since I started this podcast, I read you an essay about kindness. Then, I tell you why I'm choosing to double down on it goin...

September 09, 2021

my kindergarten teacher Miss Thorne on 9/11/2001, young me & how to parent in 2021.

Twenty years ago, I went to my kindergarten class expecting a normal day. But things didn't unfold that way. Miss Thorne, my teacher at the time, joins me today to help me remember what September 11, 2001 was like at Skano El...

September 03, 2021

big news: I've landed a job at the only company I want to work for.

In February, I left my job at ESPN, and vowed to never work for a big corporation again. That is, unless one specific company came calling. Today, I've signed a contract at that one company. Listen , watch and read all about ...

August 30, 2021

my first week living in Portsmouth, NH.

After officially settling into my new home, I tell you about the grand experiment I'm undertaking, overcoming my gratitude problem (11:18), a fun show announcement (14:40) and why my mental health is the strongest its been in...

August 19, 2021

how to run a marathon, dealing w/ flakes, breaking up in your 20s & more w/ Jake Lenok.

One of my best friends from Connecticut returns to the show to talk about his impact on my life, why it took a while for me like him and why all of us need to stop being flakes. PLUS, we discuss: his emotional experience runn...

August 16, 2021

weekend recap: college memories, cherishing precious moments & conquering the mind.

On today's episode, I share some lessons learned from a trip to my old college campus (10:56), a party with lifelong best friends, a read through my high school journal and a big decision I made yesterday (15:22). If you enjo...

August 12, 2021

Shelby Lam on the importance of alone time, fertility nursing & the #bookstagram community.

Shelby Lam, an old high school friend, joins me for a conversation about her recent Western travels, which included visits to five national parks. PLUS, we discuss: her career as a fertility nurse (15:03) her "bookstagram" ac...

August 09, 2021

some morning thoughts after living #VanLife for a weekend.

I was supposed to go to Philadelphia this weekend, but then I decided to rent a van in the Catskill Mountains instead. My newest blog post, " why you should stop consuming the news every day " is also available on TheTroyFark...

August 05, 2021

Ex-roommate Amanda Foster on bodybuilding, raising pigs & the perfect Hinge profile.

I reunite with one of my favorite people on the planet to revisit our joint decision to leave ESPN and Connecticut earlier this year. Also on today's episode, Amanda I talk about a BREAK-IN that happened at our house, her od...

July 29, 2021

NBA player Kevin Huerter on working in silence, title hopes & remembering his roots.

My old high school teammate joins me for some reminiscing and to tell me about life in the NBA.

July 22, 2021

TV reporter Josh Rultenberg on covering Trump, going home & the Israel trip that changed his life.

Six years ago, I interned for JR at an Albany TV station. Today, I tell him the valuable lesson he taught me and then we discuss his beloved Philadelphia, what it was like covering Donald Trump's presidency (41:22), advice fo...

July 19, 2021

is success more difficult than struggle?

Conor McGregor, a sports superstar, has me wondering: Is it possible that staying at the top is harder than getting there in the first place? On today's episode , I talk about this question and how it relates to my profession...