episodes.

June 21, 2021

speak your dreams into existence.

On today's episode, I talk about my new career ventures, the company I'm potentially building and how it's all been made possible by me simply speaking my dreams into existence. If you enjoyed today's show, please consider le...

June 17, 2021

a TikTok star on cracking the code + Alex Cooper gets PAID.

Alex Cooper and the Paul brothers are disrupting the traditional media industry , and I absolutely LOVE it because it shows that if you're entertaining, anything is possible. Plus, TikTok star Jillian Bennett joins me for a c...

June 14, 2021

a takeaway from a weekend in New Hampshire & a show update.

My recent travels have taken me to beautiful places: picturesque mountains, old mining hotbeds and idyllic college towns, to name a few. But what's the point? Plus, I deliver some news about the future of the podcast. If you ...

June 10, 2021

Detrapel CEO David Zamarin on "Shark Tank" appearance, mentorship & managing the ego.

Today's guest once cold-emailed billionaire media mogul Mark Cuban, eventually receiving a response that landed him an appearance on popular business TV show "Shark Tank." Zamarin tells me about the six-figure company he buil...

June 07, 2021

some morning thoughts from Portland, Oregon.

From a hostel in Portland, I update y'all on my travels and then ask you, the loyal fans, some important questions about the podcast and what you want me to talk about going forward. For more podcasts, blogs and videos, pleas...

June 03, 2021

lacrosse star Lyle Thompson on "the medicine game," early fatherhood & mistreatment of Native Americans.

One of the best athletes on the planet joins the show today to discuss a variety of things, including how he reaches "flow state," insane kettlebell workouts he taught himself during the pandemic and the powerful spiritual me...

May 31, 2021

nothing matters: realize this and your life will change.

On my last day in Arizona, I discuss a simple mindset shift that has changed my life. If you apply it, it can completely change yours as well. For more advice on how to navigate your 20s, check out our blogs over on TheTroyFa...

May 27, 2021

traveling: stop dreaming and start doing.

After talking about my Tuesday night at a townie bar in Gilbert, AZ, I discuss why it's so important for young people to get out there and see the world. We all say we want to see new places, but we rarely actually follow thr...

May 24, 2021

Allen Yates on progress made & lessons learned since May 25, 2020.

One year after the murder of George Floyd, my friend Allen takes me back to his childhood, telling me about his own mistrustful relationship with police officers, why he alters his behaviors around them and the talk his paren...

May 20, 2021

growing up abroad, spontaneous life decisions & staying off social media w/ Nancy Aburto.

One of the most interesting people I've met joins the podcast today to discuss growing up in Europe and what it was then like attending college in America. Plus, Nancy talks about zig-zagging through life, overcoming loneline...

May 17, 2021

5 things I've learned about myself in Colorado.

On my last day in Colorado, I share five lessons I've learned about myself and the world (11:34). But before that, I read an essay explaining why making mistakes as a young person is actually a really good thing. To read the ...

May 13, 2021

childhood, wild career stories, leaving ESPN, minimalism & Halsey fandom.

In a wide-ranging discussion, an old boss of mine, Tom Goslowski, talks to me about my dreams growing up and how they didn't pan out. Then, I talk about some internship stories (which may or may not include a famous naked man...

May 10, 2021

virtue signaling: are you really down for the cause?

Change starts with action, not words. On today's episode , we discuss how young people are at the forefront of so much great change happening in the world and how, unfortunately, some of us are talking a big game but not actu...

May 06, 2021

Alexis Porter on her Olympic dream, activism, personal growth & Colorado.

On today's episode , U.S. wrestler (and Marvel superfan) Alexis Porter joins the show to discuss her illustrious wrestling career and a tough decision she's recently made regarding it. But before that, Alexis and Troy get rea...

May 03, 2021

just turn it off: the antidote to our phone addiction problem.

Do you struggle with spending too much time on your cell phone? Don't worry, I do too. But there's ways to cut back. Check out today's episode to learn how to do so.

April 29, 2021

Nico Enriquez on making Forbes' "30 Under 30" list, disrupting the hard seltzer industry & finding your "why."

The CEO and co-founder of Willie's Superbrew , a craft hard seltzer company, joins the show to tell the origin story of his company, which may or may not include a goat farmer. Plus, Nico discusses earning the respect of olde...

April 26, 2021

why you have to keep an open mind.

We can't stay stuck in our old ways. On today's episode, Troy explains why, as young people, we must constantly challenge the status quo. If you liked today's show, please consider leaving a review on our web site or on Apple...

April 22, 2021

ESPN's Alyssa Lang on authenticity, "imposter syndrome" & donut fraud.

SEC Network's Alyssa Lang joins the show to discuss how a rap she made in college landed her a job at ESPN. She also gives some career advice for young people. Plus, she shares stories about a 16-mile hike gone horribly wrong...

April 19, 2021

social media: post what YOU want to post + AMA

Likes/favorites/retweets/views/clicks are all forms of validation, and it's a dangerous game we play. On today's episode, we discuss social media as social currency and how we can use it to be more authentic, not destructive....

April 15, 2021

Tik Tok haters, the power of gratitude, IG captions & 2021 dating advice w/ Jasmine Noonan

On today's must-listen episode , an old friend from UAlbany discusses why she moved to Miami a few months ago, how writing three things she's grateful for every day changed her life and how she deals with all the mean comment...

April 12, 2021

stop what you're doing and find a mentor.

It's extremely important that we find people to look up to. On today's episode, we discuss why. Today's quote : “Whatever thing you have wrong in your life with a person -- it might be small or big -- let that shit go. It doe...

April 08, 2021

a mystery guest + Mike Miner on playing w/ Kevin Huerter, polite persistence & wacky business ideas.

On today's episode, the woman behind the brilliant "Cereal with a Stoic" Instagram account (@cerealwithastoic) joins us to talk about why she posts videos talking about Stoicism while eating cereal, and how this ancient philo...

April 05, 2021

what we do is not who we are.

On today's podcast, we challenge all the listeners to stop talking about our jobs so much. Our jobs don't define us, and they're not as important as we think. Today's quote : "And, when you want something, all the universe co...

April 01, 2021

music, mental health & self-care w/ Caity Gallagher

An old friend joins the show to discuss her solo singing career, taking us behind-the-scenes of her latest music video and her songwriting approach . And, as a mental health counselor, Caity talks about some coping strategies...