The Random Show, Episode 22 – Home Defense, Start-ups, Raccoon Throwing, Public Stock Investing, and Mail-Order Urine

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There are dozens of topics covered in this wine-infused, bromantic episode of scatterbrained nonsense. Some of it might improve your stock picking or even save your labradoodle from being eaten alive. Or you can just choose to waste tons of money on awesomeness. O-tanoshimi dane!

This special edition of The Random Show was recorded and edited by Graham Hancock (@grahamhancock). For all previous episodes, including the epic China Scam episode, click here.

Below are all the show notes and links, courtesy of kind reader Jonathan Wu. Thanks, Jonathan!

FULL SHOW NOTES:

1) St Vincent’s Restaurant SF

2) Taser Dual-Shot Pistols

3) Chef Steve Rinella

4) The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine by Steve Rinella

5) Pee Mart

6) Deer RedLight Deterrent

7) Surefire LED Defender

8) Foundation.kr (David Copperfield)

9) Theory 11 Magic Trick Online Guides

10) Every Day Carry (EDC)

11) Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert

12) Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

13) Tim Ferriss Monthly Audio Podcast (TBA)? “Tim Tim Talk Talk”?

14) The Tech Guy by Leo Laporte

15) Foundations.kr with Jack Dorsey

16) The Graveyard Books Audiobook by Neil Gaiman

17) The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton

18) Foundation by Isaac Asimov

19) Ender’s Game Series by Orson Scott Card

20) Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert a Heinlein

21) Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

22) Kevin Rose’s Top 3 Stock Picks A. TSLA B. AMZN C. APPL

23) Netflix

24) Game of Thrones

25) SOG Tomahawk Knives

26) Food Photography Made Easy

27) Flow Free

28) Heroes of Ismia

29) creativeLIVE free high-def classes

Posted on: August 12, 2013.

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108 comments on “The Random Show, Episode 22 – Home Defense, Start-ups, Raccoon Throwing, Public Stock Investing, and Mail-Order Urine

  1. More Notes:

    St. Vincent Restaurant

    http://www.stvincentsf.com/

    Wine

    http://flowerswinery.com/

    Kevin Throwing Raccoon:

    Steven Rinella’s The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine

    Theory 11 (aka Etsy for magicians)

    http://www.theory11.com/

    Every Day Carry

    http://everyday-carry.com/

    SOG Knives and Tomahawks

    http://www.sogknives.com/tactical-tomahawk-black.html

    Heroes of Ismia Board Game

    http://www.heroesofismia.com/

    David Copperfield

    http://www.davidcopperfield.com/html/

    David Blaine

    http://davidblaine.com/

    Cranial Competition was a tie (23.5 inches)

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  2. Full Show Notes

    Show Notes:

    1) St Vincent’s Restaurant SF

    2) Taser Dual-Shot Pistols

    3) Chef Steve Rinella

    4) The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine by Steve Rinella

    5) Pee Mart

    6) Deer RedLight Deterrent

    7) Surefire LED Defender

    8) Foundation.kr (David Copperfield)

    9) Theory 11 Magic Trick Online Guides

    10) Every Day Carry (EDC)

    11) Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert

    12) Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

    13) Tim Ferris Monthly Audio Podcast (TBA) “Tim Tim Talk Talk”

    14) The Tech Guy by Leo Laporte

    15) Foundations.kr with Jack Dorsey

    16) The Graveyard Books Audiobook by Neil Gaiman

    17) The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton

    18) Foundation by Isaac Asimov

    19) Ender’s Game Series by Orson Scott Card

    20) Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert a Heinlein

    21) Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

    22) Kevin Rose’s Top 3 Stock Picks A. TSLA B. AMZN C. APPL

    23) Netflix

    24) Game of Thrones

    25) SOG Tomahawk Knives

    26) Food Photography Made Easy

    27) Flow Free

    28) Heroes of Ismia

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  3. Tim-

    I’d love to see your podcast have at least one episode that focuses solely on the various ‘Smart Drugs’ that you have previously discussed on a previous Random Show as well as the Joe Rogan Experience. You, Joe Rogan, and a few others know so much about these that it would be really cool to shed some light about what works and what doesn’t as well as the common side effects that someone might experience after taking them.

    This is a somewhat taboo topic as you already know, but I think this venue would be a perfect way to get all the facts and details out there!

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  4. • Saint-Vincent Tavern – Good pork and wine
    • Tasers for home defense – good alternative for guns and protection against raccoons (vs. just throwing one, like Kevin did)
    • Steve Vanell (?) – Chief, hunter and NYTimes writer that helped Tim
    • Tim’s suggestion for home defense are phone for break-ins and red flashing lights for protection; firearms only as last resort
    • Pee Mart – Sells coyote urine to scare away pests on lawns
    • Surefire Flashlight – Flashlight that will blind assailants or thieves
    • Kevin recently met David Copperfield for Foudnation.kr, Kevin’s Internet show about entrepreneurs
    • Kevin did a magic trick and is disappointed magic isn’t more “socially” cool, especially among girls (aka – he hasn’t read The Game)
    • Theory11 – Website about magic, sponsored by David Copperfield; it sells video instructional guides and gimmicks for magicians; promotes young magicians
    • Memorable ideas from Copperfield interview: Cooperfield is most concerned about entertaining audience; he initially wanted to be a performer rather than a magician. He tries to find 2-3 ways to do the same thing in case anyone figures out how to do it.
    • Kevin was inspired to interview Copperfield after seeing David Blaine. Initially met Cooperfield over Twitter.
    • Everyday-carry.com – Shows what various guys carry on a daily basis, with a focus on defense (ex: switch blades, etc.). Tim loves this site.
    • Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert, Harvard Professor – Argues that what people thinks will make them happy, rarely makes them happy. Tim and Kevin compare it to Predictable Irrational by Dan Ariely that looks at how odd people behave.
    • Tim is thinking about starting a monthly podcast (“Tim Tim Talk Talk”) – Would have 1-2 guests a month; get people who are really good at sometimes and find out what helps them be successful.
    • Twit (The Tech Guy) – Podcaster Kevin likes because he knows how to bring interview back on track.
    • Commonalities among people Kevin interviews – surround them with the best talent, demand excellence; and constantly “edit” the team (in Jack Dorsey’s words)
    • When firing, Kevin prefers to specifically explain why it happen, pointing to 2-3 things they have done poorly and give them a few recommendations. Believes it’s important to not delay firing, which is hard. Also, believes CEOs have to have strong backbones.
    • Tim only read non-fiction for 15 years, but changed his mind recently; Kevin doesn’t read business books and prefers fiction.
    • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman – Tim’s fiction recommendation (Children’s fantasy novel…Tim, is that the only kind of fiction reading you do?)
    • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers – Book about cancer recommended by Daria, Kevin’s wife.
    • Sci-fi books:
    o The Reality Dysfunction and Pandora’s Star by Peter Hamilton – Daria likes
    o Foundation by Isaac Asimov –Kevin likes
    o Ender’s Game by O – Tim likes
    o Stranger in A Strange Land – Tim likes
    • Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem – Funny book about detective with a tick disorder
    • Tim doesn’t invest in public stocks because he feels he doesn’t have enough information or can influence outcome
    • Kevin takes the Warren Buffet approach to investing; invests in stocks for 5 years; only owns 3-4 stocks
    • Kevin’s high-risk / high-growth investments: Tesla, Amazon (Tim likes), and Apple. Kevin invests in Tesla because of its battery switching stations (think Exxon), Amazon because of Prime (think laziness), and Apple because they have the best designer. Watches Netflix and LinkedIn stocks
    • Tim believes Netflix’s House of Cards will get at least one or two Emmys (nominated by 7) in September. Will be changing television forever. Kevin believes this can event can create a television app ecosystem with small studios making shows, which will leave Netflix behind.
    • Tim got the flies at an LA restaurant and didn’t introduce himself to Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi) and John Snow.
    • SOG – Tim likes their tomahawks, which were deployed in Vietnam; threw them in New York
    • Daria’s recommendations for apps that make food photos look good (bit.ly/tf-food) – Snapseed, Camera+, Pro HDR and (#1) Instagram
    • Flow Free – Tim likes playing that iPhone
    • Isma – An upcoming game on Kickstarter which Kevin likes
    • Kevin and Daria play Dungeons & Dragons
    • Kevin took off his wedding ring and pretended it was a magic trick

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  5. Okay first off, I love these Random Shows and wish there were more of them and Kevin, I’m sorry you are mistaken about magic. Girls do love magic, done well. I am a semi professional magician and if you are in New York ever will be glad to show you. From my experience most people will give you the benefit of the doubt when you perform magic (so you better produce the goods). And I would probably avoid doing card tricks in a club/bar (though I’ve been paid to do so). I guess like anything else, it’s how you frame it and yes there are a small percentage of people who do not like magic, but from my experience girls love it.

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  6. My recent favorite board game – DixIt; best for 5-6 players and requires lots of imagination. Instructions are somewhat longwinded, but the actual game very addictive. Great episode, thanks!

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  7. Hah! My cousin introduced me to Flow Free recently. Clean game … played it for hours. Makes me feel nauseous though. Don’t know about the iPhone, but it is a battery killer on my Android Phone (Sony). Back to crosswords (by Splash Pad Mobile) …

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  8. Bro. bro. Bro.

    A podcast from you would be awesome.
    Seriously.
    To hear your personal questioning/interviewing process with a master at someone would be such an insane education in how to get that shit done

    And also to hear from a huge variety of guys I’d not normally even care about.

    Would be so down for that

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  9. Tim, if you really want to blow some cash on outrageously awesome gear, you have to join the USN Forum. It’s a community of professional knife and gadget makers, gear nerds, and generally obsessive types – you’d love it. There’s a “pocket dump” thread thats 1446 pages long, with around 20,000 different EDC loadouts. Also, there’s stuff for sale there that you simply can’t find anywhere else.

    http://www.usualsuspect.net/forums/showthread.php?36158-Pocket-Purse-duuuuuuump!!!!/page1446

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