More Than Ordinary

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More Than Ordinary guest Steve Scott has written 19 books on judo and other martial arts, wrote and copyrighted the freestyle judo rules and spent 50 years teaching and practicing combat sports.
Julia and AnnMaria take turns drinking shots of peppermint schnapps and giving each other advice, They touch on everything from risk-taking to parties to reality TV. Despite the shots, Julia's advice on starting a career in the entertainment in
Dani Marie and AnnMaria discuss what led to the Rousey Effect blog and "Messages to Ronda", Dani's struggles with mental health and support for those with mental health issues. They also dive into social media, both the negatives (weirdos!) and
More Than Ordinary - the podcast that makes you smarter. How do you balance international competition, graduate school and a career? Chris Round, former Olympic hopeful and current environmental scientist joins AnnMaria De Mars to discuss curr
Is there a place in judo for adult, non-competitor players? Can adults come do judo in a gym for fun like they do Brazilian jiu-jitsu or even basketball? We discuss these questions with Judo Chop Suey podcaster, Dave Roman. We also talk about w
Wonder what it takes to become a professional gamer? Do people really spend ten years trying to reach the professional level in esports like they would for say, basketball? What happens after your professional gaming career is over? Is there an
Jason Harai, Round 2, where we talk about the people who teach judo at the YMCA, how training camps still count even if you don't post on Instagram.
What's it like running an esports team with your mom? Yes, you read that right and it's exactly what Drew Kim started doing after his first career as a music producer.
What's it like living in Chile and the misconceptions Americans have. Interview with Daniel Mondaca Plaza, Strong Mind Studios Country Manager for Latin America.
Part 1 of the interview with Jason Harai of Ippon Judo Dojo in Washington. He turns the tables and asks AnnMaria questions about judo.
Would you like to be AnnMaria's new cohost? She explains the financial and judge-y reasons that Maria has decided to take a hiatus. If you like this podcast, buy our games at
AnnMaria gives her life advice on how not to make yourself crazy. Recognize when you're the best. Realize that maybe you aren't getting the same traction as the big companies because they have $600 million and you don't. Trying to do the work o
When Maria said this podcast was not producing enough game sales for 7 Generation Games, I did the only thing I could do. I replaced her as podcast co-host with less of a Debbie Downer. My new, to-be-revealed co-host and I discuss the secrets t
AnnMaria calls in from Santiago to fill in Maria on how things are going in Start-up Chile, which has selected 78 companies from 21 countries around the world to build out their companies in Latin America. Find out how Maria is managing running
We've been SO busy that's a podcast in itself! The topic of unpaid versus paid internships caused so much debate around the office this week that we decided we just had to stop everything and record it. Maria has some VERY strong feelings on th
Most people with artistic interests think their choices are starving artist or becoming an accountant. Adrianna Garcia explains her career path from art therapist to art entrepreneur. Did you ever wonder what an art therapist actually does? Can
AnnMaria and Maria give the questions for the Family Textbook trivia contest. We debate whether the problem is that Maria is too boring or AnnMaria is too disgusting and obscene. Since our Howler monkey was out to lunch the swearing exceeded Ma
Hillbrook School in Los Gatos has been engaged in maker spaces for 80 years and now has a Center for Social Entrepreneurship in a school for grades K-8 (yes, you read that right). Today, we are joined by Annie Makela and Bill Selak to talk abou
Pam Barnhill has experience with all sides of education - as a teacher, a home school parent, an author, a podcaster. As 3 mothers, 2 of whom have home schooled children, Pam, AnnMaria and Maria discuss the pros, cons, similarities and differen
How does one go from heavy metal radio show host to history podcaster? Every day Joe DeCristoforo writes, records and edits Joe's Daily U.S. History Lesson podcast, with 5 minutes every day of what happened on this date in U.S. History. He sha
Dale Sidebottom is SO not your average gym teacher. He explains how his unusual name forced him to come up with games when he was a substitute teacher (called 'supply teacher' in England and Australia, where he has taught). He has created 35 ap
Dean Dauphinais, Jr. rejoins us for another episode where he talks about his current venture, All Star Vets. The organization uses sports, outdoor activities and possibly, soon, gaming, to bring together veterans with and without physical disab
Dean Dauphinais, Jr. is a Marine, enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe, father, history major, social entrepreneur who is the CEO of All Star Vets. In this first of a two-episode interview, he discusses how his service in the Marines ,
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