Episode 59 - My Friend Mike V on Climbing Out of Hell

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  • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
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Episode:

  • The Mike V Show! Mike's own podcast is on! http://themikevshow.com
  • Skateboarding, of course, but much more too
  • Daniele's english pronunciation... (shakes head)... "Tombstone"
  • "So what? I have lots of friends" "I don't"
  • Taking a flurry of bullets for those you love
  • Learning the essence of life from Western movies
  • Mike and the Conan episode
  • Toughness and sweetness
  • Essence more than content. Sharing a larger than life approach to existence is infinitely more important than sharing specific cultural tastes
  • The skateboarding industry never cared for Mike. Real people did and still do
  • "I, yes. You, no"
  • Mike V as my anger-management counselor
  • Spinning the tires on a mountain of failure
  • People think I'm a hero and I can't feed my family
  • What if you can't answer the bell and you are letting everybody down?
  • The night in Puerto Rico
  • Climbing out of hell
  • How do you create strength our of nothing?
  • Emily
  • Creating a family business
  • Sweden: "Mike V never gives up". Walking six miles in the cold
  • Positive rage
  • The bike ride
  • "I got on my bike, and I rode home. And I was home."
  • Mike's website http://www.streetplantbrand.com

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