Episodes

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Smash and Grab, JRP0261

Smash and Grab, JRP0261

Smash and Grab is in the news as we see flash mobs showing up, not to dance, but to damage property and steal goods from stores. We are even seeing increased crime of commercial establishments here in my hometown of Poway CA. What is going on here? On one hand police...

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Solana Beach Climate Change Policies, JRP0260

Solana Beach Climate Change Policies, JRP0260

City government officials in Solana Beach have passed new laws mandating EV charging stations and solar panels. At the same time they want to ban natural gas. Is this a serious climate change policy for the city or just virtue signaling by elected leaders? The Solana...

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Poway School Board Death Threats, JRP0259

Poway School Board Death Threats, JRP0259

Death threats directed at Poway Unified School Board trustees. Protesters showing up at school board members’ private homes with a manifesto filled with demands. What in the heck is going on here? We break down this whole story and then explore the nationwide heated...

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SANDAG per mile tax, Squid Game, Poway News, JRP0258

SANDAG per mile tax, Squid Game, Poway News, JRP0258

SANDAG has a plan to tax you per mile to help pay for their $160B public transportation plan. Why this big push for a utopian mass transit system when so few people use the existing trolleys and carpool/bus systems? We break down SANDAG’s plan including their proposal...

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Roots of San Diego State’s Exclusion from PAC-12

Roots of San Diego State’s Exclusion from PAC-12

Why are UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCLA so afraid of competing with San Diego State University? For the past 2-3 decades we have seen SDSU rise up both athletically and academically to create a national brand that is respected from coast to coast. SDSU regularly...

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Poway Parks, Facebook Whistleblower, JRP0255

Poway Parks, Facebook Whistleblower, JRP0255

Controversy in Poway! Free Range Kids invading our Poway parks! We break down the City of Poway’s plan to open up Starridge Park to Poway Girls Softball, including the objections from the local neighbors. Are neighborhood Poway parks just for neighbors? When is a...

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Reliving a Near Death Experience, JRP0254

Reliving a Near Death Experience, JRP0254

First a near death experience after a motorcycle accident and supernatural dreams in a coma. Then reliving a near death experience when revisiting the scene of the accident and fulfilling promises made. Mike Smith and Pete Neild join me to discuss their recent trip to...

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Sales and Marketing Tips, Ed Franklin, JRP0253

Sales and Marketing Tips, Ed Franklin, JRP0253

John Riley joins Ed Franklin on his No Limits podcast to discuss Poway News, the Jim Collins book Good to Great, and a range of sales and marketing tips. We discuss email marketing, SMS text marketing, podcasting, sales skills, communication, setting expectations, how...

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Ed Franklin, No Limits, JRP0252

Ed Franklin, No Limits, JRP0252

Ed Franklin, the host of the No Limits podcast, joined me today for a fun discussion about self-improvement, marketing and growing up in Poway.  Ed’s podcast is all about inspiring you to achieve success by sharing his life stories and experiences.  Many of his...

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JRP Happy Hour 20210820, JRP0251

JRP Happy Hour 20210820, JRP0251

The JRP Happy Hour invites podcast listeners, guests, and fans to join us in a wide open, free form conversation during a livestream.  Challenge me on my thoughts from previous episodes, bring up your own issues, or just hang out and have a fun discussion. ...

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Afghanistan Withdrawal and Personal Independence, JRP0250

Afghanistan Withdrawal and Personal Independence, JRP0250

We break down the good, bad and ugly of America’s involvement in Afghanistan for the past 20 years.  Is there any good?  Probably just bad and ugly.  President Biden’s speech from Aug 16th provides a good jumping off point to discuss a range of issues...

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California Recall and Biden Infrastructure, JRP0249

California Recall and Biden Infrastructure, JRP0249

We break down the Recall Election of California Governor Gavin Newsom. We examine Newsom’s record as governor and on recalls as a tool to hold politicians accountable. We also look at his competitors including Larry Elder and former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer....

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“Free Road Trip”, Delta Variant, and Tonopah NV, JRP0248

“Free Road Trip”, Delta Variant, and Tonopah NV, JRP0248

Imagine a road trip where gas stations are giving away free gas. That’s the equivalent of what I experienced in this road trip that offered free charging up Highway 395 to Lake Tahoe and back home through the Nevada desert. We discuss the flare ups of the COVID delta...

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Kathryn Cloward on the Passing of Father Joe, JRP0247

Kathryn Cloward on the Passing of Father Joe, JRP0247

Kathryn Cloward joined us to reflect on the passing of Father Joe Carroll.  Kathryn is the author of the recent book: “Father Joe, Life Stories of a Hustler Priest.”  We shared so many wonderful stories how Father Joe made an impact in Kathryn’s life and the...

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7 Lessons I Learned as an Entrepreneur, JRP0246

7 Lessons I Learned as an Entrepreneur, JRP0246

As I celebrate my 17th year of being self-employed, I share 7 key lessons I learned as an entrepreneur.  Starting my own business has been the most challenging and rewarding assignment of my professional life.  If I could travel back in Mr. Peabody’s Way...

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Ditching a Bad Job, JRP0245

Ditching a Bad Job, JRP0245

One of the bright spots from the pandemic are workers deciding to take their life seriously and quit their bad job.  There is so much opportunity now with the worker shortage where people can earn more money with better benefits and less stress.  Plus, there...

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COVID Independence Day, JRP0244

COVID Independence Day, JRP0244

California has opened back up!  It’s COVID Independence Day!  We discuss the details of California’s reopening including the response from local businesses and the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.  We also take a moment to discuss the upcoming...

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Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day, JRP0243

Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day, JRP0243

Today is Flag Day so discuss the American Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance.  We do a deep dive on the history of the Pledge from an article written by Connor Boyack that shows the socialist and authority loving goals of the Pledge’s author.  I share some...

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Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego Housing, JRP0242

Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego Housing, JRP0242

A new housing development in Rancho Penasquitos is causing an uproar in this San Diego community.  We discuss The Junipers project and its impact on the local area.  We also discuss NIMBYism, the California housing crisis, and the greater San Diego economy.  We find...

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JRP Logo and Origin Story, JRP0240

JRP Logo and Origin Story, JRP0240

Every hero has an origin story.  I discuss the power of origin stories and how they give greater insight to understanding the way people are wired.  I share my own origin story and how it has shaped me as an adult.  I also tell the story of my podcast...

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Black Wall Street and Wealth Creation, JRP0239

Black Wall Street and Wealth Creation, JRP0239

We discuss the Tulsa Race Massacre and the burning of Black Wall St.  But how did Blacks prosper and build wealth 100 years ago?  We explore the story within the story.  Plus we share tips to be a more powerful networking in both our business and...

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EVs and Johnny’s Rules for Life #2, JRP0238

EVs and Johnny’s Rules for Life #2, JRP0238

I break down getting greater control of your business and personal life by sharing some of my own life lessons.  Rule #2 is to “Say No and Say It Often”.  I also share a Business Tip to help attract more customers.  We kick off the podcast discussing the financial...

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Near Death Experience, Mike Smith, Pete Neild, JRP0237

Near Death Experience, Mike Smith, Pete Neild, JRP0237

Mike Smith shared his story about a terrible motorcycle accident in Maui and the experiences he had during a 2-week coma where he encountered God, the afterlife, and a return to today’s reality.  Mike shared the incredible coma dreams he had about love and...

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Johnny’s Rules for Life #1, JRP0236

Johnny’s Rules for Life #1, JRP0236

We start a new segment where we explore Johnny’s Rules for Life.  These are life lessons that I have learned, often the hard way, that I want to pass down to others to improve their life.  Today we discuss Taking Your Life Seriously.  Plus, we talk...

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California Ending COVID Restrictions, JRP0235

California Ending COVID Restrictions, JRP0235

California is lifting the COVID restrictions on June 15.  Finally!  I discuss the damage and destruction caused by overly aggressive govt policies that violated our basic rights.  Then we have a conversation about getting money out of politics and...

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Unhappy Tax Day, Pay Your Fair Share! JRP0234

Unhappy Tax Day, Pay Your Fair Share! JRP0234

It’s National Tax Day so we do some venting about the whole topic of taxation.  We cover crazy taxes when you buy certain products in some states, the topic of “Fair Share”, and the morality of taxation.  Plus, we talk about corporate taxes, capital gains taxes, The...

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OMG Inflation!, JRP0232

OMG Inflation!, JRP0232

Inflation is skyrocketing in housing, gasoline, food, and labor.  I break down the reasons why, but the common theme is that government is restricting supply while fueling demand.  We also go deep on gas taxes, housing costs and the Leaving California phenomenon.  I...

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Spring Mountain Adventure, JRP0231

Spring Mountain Adventure, JRP0231

Pete Neild joined me to discuss his (our) adventure in Pahrump NV at the Spring Mountain Raceway May 1-2, 2021.  Pete raced his Corvette Calypso on the track as part of his own birthday present.  Pete shares his experience on the raceway, mastering the Bus...

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Human Trafficking in San Diego, JRP0230

Human Trafficking in San Diego, JRP0230

Human traffickers transporting illegal immigrants crash off of San Diego’s Point Loma coastline leaving 3 dead and dozens hospitalized.  We discuss how our immigration policy incentivizes this type of risky behavior.  Plus, we explore Florida Governor Ron...

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Groceries, Poway and Mike Ryan, JRP0229

Groceries, Poway and Mike Ryan, JRP0229

Mike Ryan joined us to discuss the potential of a fully automated Amazon Fresh coming to our hometown of Poway.  Mike shared many stories about the work he does helping customers and focusing on quality products as a professional in the grocery business.  We...

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Apple and 5000 San Diego Jobs, JRP0228

Apple and 5000 San Diego Jobs, JRP0228

We discuss the massive changes planned in San Diego's economy and housing market including news on Apple's expansion adding 5000 new jobs, the expansion of office space in Downtown San Diego, more dense community hub housing along El Cajon Blvd, and further comments...

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Automated Amazon Supermarket, JRP0227

Automated Amazon Supermarket, JRP0227

Could they be building a mysterious, fully automated Amazon supermarket here in Poway?  We discuss the benefits of this new technology for both shoppers and grocers.  Then we discuss life lessons from last night’s Padres-Dodgers game.  Finally, we...

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Police Reform San Diego Budget JRP0226

Police Reform San Diego Budget JRP0226

We kick off the podcast talking about the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.  Then we get into a wide range of suggestions for police reform and criminal justice reform that would not result in the terrible outcomes that killed George Floyd, Breonna...

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Father Joe, JRP0225

Father Joe, JRP0225

Father Joe Carroll joined us to discuss his new book “Father Joe: Life Stories of a Hustler Priest” authored by Kathryn Cloward.  Father Joe is an icon in San Diego history rising from a parish priest to the leading community activist to fight the homelessness...

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Biden and Overcoming Adversity, JRP0224

Biden and Overcoming Adversity, JRP0224

Joe Biden is pulling American troops out of Afghanistan. We discuss strategies on overcoming adversity, how and when to change strategy, and when to call it a day.  We also examine Bernie Madoff, the pause on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, fighting Poway City...

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Amazon and Justice, JRP0223

Amazon and Justice, JRP0223

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has come out in favor of a tax hike on corporations and in support of President Biden’s infrastructure bill.  We discuss the recent Amazon union vote, minimum wage, corporate taxes and paying your fair share all within the context of...

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Georgia and MLB, JRP0222

Georgia and MLB, JRP0222

MLB moved the All Star Game out of Atlanta in a protest to the new voting laws in Georgia.  We discuss cases of corporate integrity when businesses stand up for their values and principles.  We also discuss personal integrity, my love of the MLB All Star game and a...

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Charles Barkley on Politicians, JRP0221

Charles Barkley on Politicians, JRP0221

Charles Barkley said what many of us think, but rarely hear in the mainstream media.  The politicians are dividing us and getting us fighting amongst ourselves so they can stay in power.  We break down Barkley’s video clip from the NCAA Final Four and then...

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John Oliver and National Debt, JRP0220

John Oliver and National Debt, JRP0220

We break down John Oliver’s recent HBO video dismissing the importance of the National Debt.  We discuss good debt vs bad debt, the morality of government debt, and the responsibility vs. irresponsibility of both personal and government debt.  We also get...

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Vaccines as a Carrot on a Stick JRP0219

Vaccines as a Carrot on a Stick JRP0219

Dr. Leana Wen says on CNN that govt should withhold our liberties until you get a vaccine.  What happened to our inalienable rights?  We spend a great deal of time discussing housing on Poway Rd. within the context of property rights.  Plus we enjoy...

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Vaccine Passports, JRP0218

Vaccine Passports, JRP0218

Imagine having to show proof of a COVID vaccine in order to do everyday activities like shopping and dining.  We discuss the idea of a Vaccine Passport and how that aligns with our inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Is this...

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Padres 2021 Preview, Leland, JRP0217

Padres 2021 Preview, Leland, JRP0217

David Leland joined me to discuss the Padres 2021 season.  We break down the opening day roster and surmise the likely choices for the starting rotation and bullpen.  We also talk about expectations and the impact of COVID on home attendance.  Plus, we...

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Voting Rights and Bicycles, JRP0216

Voting Rights and Bicycles, JRP0216

Did someone cancel Southern Hospitality?  We break down the changes in voting laws in Georgia and discuss voting rights, #StoptheSteal and living your life so voting almost doesn’t matter.  Then we discuss Amit Asaravala’s guest column on encouraging more biking in...

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Road Trips and Mass Shootings, JRP0215

Road Trips and Mass Shootings, JRP0215

I just got back from a road trip and I am refreshed and energized.  I share some of my stories about my week-long sabbatical through the isolated places of Nevada in my electric vehicle.  Plus, we discuss Equal Pay for Equal Work and then do a deep dive on solving gun...

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Biden Border Crisis, JRP0214

Biden Border Crisis, JRP0214

Children are being detained at the border.  What is Joe Biden to do?  We discuss the current crisis at the US Mexico border, and we get into a broader discussion on immigration including US immigration history and potential solutions.  Plus, it’s St....

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Biden Tax Hike, VW EVs, JRP0213

Biden Tax Hike, VW EVs, JRP0213

So much money has been spent on the COVID recovery under both Trump and Biden.  Plus, there is a $2-$4T infrastructure bill in the works.  Now they are talking about tax increases to partly pay for it, but the math still doesn’t add up.  We also discuss...

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Saturday Morning TV Cartoons, JRP0212

Saturday Morning TV Cartoons, JRP0212

Pepe Le Pew and Speedy Gonzalez are getting the Cancel Culture treatment.  We examine this cartoon controversy and how Republicans and Democrats are spinning it.  Then we take a walk down memory lane discussing Saturday Morning TV Cartoons from the 1970s.  Finally, we...

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San Diego’s Serra High School, JRP0211

San Diego’s Serra High School, JRP0211

The Serra High School Conquistadors in San Diego just changed their name to the Canyon Hills Rattlers.  We discuss Cancel Culture, the value of name changing, and my personal project to visit all of California’s Missions.  Plus, we have some fun discussing school name...

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Royal Family, Schools, Stimulus JRP0210

Royal Family, Schools, Stimulus JRP0210

There’s a con game going on and many are not seeing the evidence right before their very eyes.  We discuss the Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as the history of the Royal Family.  We talk about the great results La Jolla Country Day School...

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Joy Reid, La Mesa Schools, JRP0209

Joy Reid, La Mesa Schools, JRP0209

MSNBC’s Joy Reid is upset that Texas is opening up their economy.  We examine racial justice issues and systemic racism within the context of the COVID pandemic.  We also look at the recent comments by La Mesa Spring Valley School Board Vice President Chardá...

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Kathryn Cloward, She Roared, JRP0208

Kathryn Cloward, She Roared, JRP0208

Kathryn Cloward joined us to share her positive energy and good vibes as she works to make a difference in people’s lives.  We discuss her song “She Roared” about celebrating the heroic actions of warrior women.  We speak at length about her new Kathryn the Grape...

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Poway News, San Diego Housing JRP0207

Poway News, San Diego Housing JRP0207

We discuss Poway Mayor Steve Vaus’ appearance on KUSI and his update on construction, housing, a new community center, open space, and other updates on our “City in the Country”.  We also discuss bills being discussed in Sacramento to overcome NIMBYism and make...

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The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Game JRP0206

The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Game JRP0206

Life is a game.  Are you playing to win?  Do you know the game event exists?  Some people are playing and winning.  We discuss strategies to take advantage of conditions in the economy to help you improve your business and personal life.  We...

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Fry’s Electronics, JRP0205

Fry’s Electronics, JRP0205

We discuss the demise of Fry’s Electronics while Best Buy enjoys record profits and a surging stock price.  What happened?  What were your experiences shopping at these two stores?  Has your shopping behavior changed and moved more online?  Plus,...

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Tatis, Texas, and SDG&E, JRP0204

Tatis, Texas, and SDG&E, JRP0204

We're feeling the amazing energy of Fernando Tatis Jr.  We discuss Tatis’ impact and the great themes from his press conference that we can use to improve our personal and business lives. We also discuss electric vehicles and lessons learned with SDG&E.  I also...

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Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 2, JRP0203

Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 2, JRP0203

In Part 2 of our series, we examine some of my own private visual diagrams that represent self-discoveries I have made as a middle-aged adult.  We discuss balancing marriage, children, career, and parents while still trying to maintain a sense of self.  We also show...

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Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 1, JRP0202

Flow Charts in your Mind Pt 1, JRP0202

Do you ever get a visual diagram in your head that perfectly captures a process, relationship or some other way of looking at the world?  We discuss these flow charts in our mind with Pete Neild.  Pete shares his revelations of seeing timelines of various people...

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Jacob Nix and Second Chances, JRP0201

Jacob Nix and Second Chances, JRP0201

We discuss the redemption story and comeback trail of Padres’ pitcher Jacob Nix as he makes the most of his second chance.  Plus we discuss the apology of Justin Timberlake, forgiveness criminal justice reform and bending the knee. #JohnRileyProject #JacobNix...

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San Diego is Thinking Big, JRP0200

San Diego is Thinking Big, JRP0200

San Diego has many HUGE projects underway or on the drawing board.  In the mix is a water pipeline from the Colorado River, a massive transportation overhaul, major projects along the San Diego Bay, SDSU West and the Aztec Football Stadium, UCSD Expansion and Pure...

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$1400 Stimulus Check Game, JRP0199

$1400 Stimulus Check Game, JRP0199

Who will get the $1400 stimulus check? We discuss the game playing by politicians in DC why regular people are played as pawns in the game.  We also discuss when schools will fully reopen in San Diego County and Poway Unified specifically.  Finally, I share some ideas...

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Pete Murray, Trump Impeachment, JRP0198

Pete Murray, Trump Impeachment, JRP0198

Pete Murray joined us to explain the details of the upcoming Trump Impeachment Trial.  Pete’s experience as a Deputy Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney gives him keen insight to the legal and procedural aspects for the senate trial.  We discuss...

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Biden vs GOP COVID Stimulus, JRP1097

Biden vs GOP COVID Stimulus, JRP1097

We break down the latest proposals for COVID economic stimulus from Joe Biden and the GOP.  Are these two parties really total opposites?  Or are they simply different degrees of the same thing.  Why does the GOP claim they oppose socialism while supporting huge...

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GameStop and Joe Biden, JRP0196

GameStop and Joe Biden, JRP0196

Are you following all the GameStop story?  We discuss Reddit, Robin Hood, GameStop, and the crazy reaction in the market and in society as the little guy is sticking it to Wall St Hedge Fund guys.  I share a number of perspectives from a different angle than what the...

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Preparing for Economic Shift, JRP0195

Preparing for Economic Shift, JRP0195

I’m back baby!  I give everyone an update to my absence these past 6 weeks and then we discuss a range of topics including the Economic Shift that is currently underway, the COVID stay-at-home order being lifted, and many ideas how you can escape the rat race working...

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Happy Electoral College Day, JRP0194

Happy Electoral College Day, JRP0194

Today is Electoral College Day which normally is a footnote in the news, but today is a major story.  We discuss some of the election chaos and fake news, but also question the necessity of the Electoral College in the 21st Century.  Then we shift gears and discuss...

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Busting Electric Vehicle Myths, JRP0193

Busting Electric Vehicle Myths, JRP0193

Electric cars can’t go more than 100 miles!  They’re really expensive!  There is not enough charging infrastructure! They pollute the environment!  We break down all of these EV myths.  Plus, I get into all of the financial benefits of driving an EV including state...

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Marijuana Legalization, JRP0192

Marijuana Legalization, JRP0192

It’s insane that marijuana remains illegal, but at lease the House of Representatives is finally taking action.  The law won’t pass Senate but I like the direction.  We discuss the benefits of legalization and the lunacy of keeping the drug illegal.  Plus we discuss...

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Cancel Student Debt, JRP0191

Cancel Student Debt, JRP0191

Our friends on the left are demanding that President Elect Biden cancel student debt shortly after he is inaugurated.  Can President Biden do that without Congress’ approval?  We discuss the issue at length, particularly the morality of cancelling student debt.  We...

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Star Wars 501st Legion, JRP0190

Star Wars 501st Legion, JRP0190

We talk Star Wars and cosplay with Jaime Tobitt and Todd Felton from the Imperial Sands Garrison of the 501st Legion.  Their mission is to keep the story of Star Wars alive for current and future generations by creating high-quality costumes and props based on the...

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Hard Questions on Veterans Day, JRP0189

Hard Questions on Veterans Day, JRP0189

Do you have hard questions for a veteran?  We discuss Jonathan Wong’s article about opening more frank conversation with veterans in order to get a better understanding of their experience and our nation’s foreign policy.  We also discuss Federal Reserve Chairman...

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Finding Purpose in Career, JRP0188

Finding Purpose in Career, JRP0188

I share some of my own stories as I have worked to find purpose in both my career and my own business.  It’s easy to say, “do what you love, and the money will follow”, but it’s a lot harder to achieve.  But it is important to go for it.  You only live once. I discuss...

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Joe Biden and Liberty, JRP0187

Joe Biden and Liberty, JRP0187

Biden and Liberty? I must be smoking something, right?  We discuss some of the likely actions by Joe Biden in his first few days as President of the United States.  We get into his planned Executive Orders on the Paris Accord, the World Health Organization,...

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2020 Election Aftermath, JRP0186

2020 Election Aftermath, JRP0186

Ladies and Gentleman, it’s Joe Biden!  We discuss the cable news talking heads, the problems with our election process and all of the reactions by President Trump.  We take a look another look at some of our local races, particularly San Diego Measure E that will make...

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San Diego County Election, JRP0185

San Diego County Election, JRP0185

The election results are coming in and we break down the unofficial results while they are still counting the remaining ballots.  There are many story lines, predictions gone wrong and other false narratives that we discuss at the national, state and local levels.  We...

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Who is the President of You?, JRP0184

Who is the President of You?, JRP0184

It is Election Day Eve and people are feeling anxiety, worry and excitement about the upcoming election results.  People want to know who their leaders are going to be.  But should you be looking to them as leaders, or instead lead your own life?  We talk about the...

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2020 Election Predictions, JRP0183

2020 Election Predictions, JRP0183

If I should be so bold, I decide to share my election predictions in many of the 2020 political races.  These are not who I want to win, but instead who I would bet on to be victorious.  We go through the races for President, San Diego County Supervisor, San Diego...

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Alex Mathers, JRP0182

Alex Mathers, JRP0182

Alex Mathers joins us to discuss his new book: Building Firm.  Financial Independence with the Right Mindset.  We had a great discussion about financial education, how to build wealth and some of the lessons each of us learned about money as we grew up.  We discuss...

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Racism in Poway Schools, JRP0181

Racism in Poway Schools, JRP0181

Poway Unified is implementing new curriculum and other policies to combat racism largely due to the efforts of two students, Nene and Ekene Okolo.  We discuss the racist incidents that the Okolo sisters and other students experienced at Poway Unified.  We share some...

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Trump Biden Debate #3, JRP0180

Trump Biden Debate #3, JRP0180

We break down the final Trump Biden debate and get into a wide range of discussion and commentary with our livestream podcast audience.  We cover socialized medicine, public option, “The Talk”, racial injustice, minimum wage, tariffs, trade war, protectionism, and...

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Robert Reich, Ministry of Truth JRP0179

Robert Reich, Ministry of Truth JRP0179

We cover local Poway news including the public getting cut off at a Poway City Council meeting, The Farm in Poway, Barry Leonard podcast commentary, term limits and even Yanni’s out on Scripps Poway Parkway.  We then get into Robert Reich and his proposal for a Truth...

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Barry Leonard, Poway Incumbant JRP0178

Barry Leonard, Poway Incumbant JRP0178

Incumbent Poway City Councilman Barry Leonard was my guest, and we discussed a range of Poway issues.  Barry shared his experience getting into politics, his original appointment to the city council, his relationship with Steve Vaus and winning his first election.  We...

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Time, Money and Clayton Kershaw JRP0177

Time, Money and Clayton Kershaw JRP0177

We discuss lessons about time and money that I wish I learned as a kid.  We get into earning money vs making money, saving money, selling your time, and buying other people’s time.  I share my thoughts about the mindset required to prosper in today’s economy which...

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Amy Coney Barrett Nomination, JRP0176

Amy Coney Barrett Nomination, JRP0176

Amy Coney Barrett and self-improvement in a podcast episode?  Yeah, that’s what we’re doing here.  We talk about ACB’s nomination for the Supreme Court.  I share my opinions on abortion, gay rights, and the Affordable Act…  and what Barrett might end up deciding to do...

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Chris Olps, Poway Candidate, JRP0175

Chris Olps, Poway Candidate, JRP0175

Chris Olps is back for another podcast episode where we discuss all things Poway including his campaign for Poway City Council.  I always enjoy my discussions with Chris because we cover so many issues at incredibly detailed levels.  Chris always does his research and...

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Kidnapping Michigan Governor, JRP0174

Kidnapping Michigan Governor, JRP0174

There was a plot to kidnap the Michigan Governor.  What in the hell is going on around here?  This political season is getting nuttier every day as we approach election day on November 3rd.  Plus, there is more crazy is coming, including after the election.  We...

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GOP, Dems and Eddie Van Halen, JRP0173

GOP, Dems and Eddie Van Halen, JRP0173

Are the Republicans and Democrats dramatically different or shockingly similar?  We discuss a long list of issues where the two parties only show only modest differences of degree, but not in kind.  We cover foreign policy, monetary policy, budget, taxes, trade...

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The Pope and Capitalism, JRP0172

The Pope and Capitalism, JRP0172

In the Pope’s latest teachings, he has criticized capitalism for the response to COVID, but also more broadly with income inequality, trickle down theory and individual rights.  We break down the article in AP News that summarizes many of the Pope’s comments.  We...

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CA Props, Poway Measure P, JRP0171

CA Props, Poway Measure P, JRP0171

People are already starting to vote, so I thought I would share my choices for the California Propositions and Measure P in Poway.  I share my opinions on the proposition process as a general idea and also my philosophy of respecting individual rights in my choices. ...

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Demented Debate Debacle, JRP0170

Demented Debate Debacle, JRP0170

It was demented.  It was a debacle.  We cover the first Presidential Debate of 2020 and comment on the train wreck that it was.  I always get excited for political debates like I do for a big sporting event.  I love the conversation.  I like seeing who is winning and...

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Padres 2020 Playoffs, Leland, JRP0169

Padres 2020 Playoffs, Leland, JRP0169

David Leland is back to talk Padres and a wide range of other sports news.  David reviews the Padres regular season and how the team exceeded expectations and his own predictions.  Then we get into the MLB playoffs.  David previews the game 1 match up with the St....

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Poway Protesters #2, JRP0168

Poway Protesters #2, JRP0168

Violence in the streets of Poway!  We cover the overly charged, overly caffeinated Poway Protesters on the corner of Pomerado Rd and Twin Peaks Rd.  As we get closer to the election, the energy, enthusiasm, and ugliness is ramping up.  We discuss the facts as we...

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Breonna Taylor, JRP0167

Breonna Taylor, JRP0167

We discuss the Breonna Taylor tragedy in depth including an exploration of the facts of the case and the issue of No-Knock Warrants.  We also explore the topic from the perspective of the Castle Doctrine, the Second Amendment, and the War on Drugs.  Of course, we also...

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Social Dilemma, JRP0166

Social Dilemma, JRP0166

We discuss a range of issues in this podcast including the Netflix movie The Social Dilemma, American Exceptionalism, election interference, and the possibility of a big recession on the horizon.  I share my frustration with The Social Dilemma’s presentation of social...

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RBG and Addition by Subtraction JRP0165

RBG and Addition by Subtraction JRP0165

We reflect on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her legacy on the Supreme Court and the GOP response. We discuss RBG’s higher ideal of Equal Rights and how that synchronizes with our Declaration of Independence.  We then get into the idea of Addition by Subtraction...

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Individual Initiative, JRP0164

Individual Initiative, JRP0164

Politics often comes down to group warfare.  Essentially trying to use govt to exert power over another.  We discuss this idea and then juxtapose it with taking individual initiative as you work to improve your own life.  We get into local issues here in Poway that...

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Steve Dow and Rancho Bernardo, JRP0163

Steve Dow and Rancho Bernardo, JRP0163

Steve Dow returns to the John Riley Project to discuss current events, President Trump, and local issues in Rancho Bernardo.  Steve is the author of the book “15 Reasons People Voted for Trump in 2016 and Why These Don’t Apply in 2020”.  We discussed the possibility...

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Caylin Frank Poway City Council JRP0162

Caylin Frank Poway City Council JRP0162

Caylin Frank joined us for a podcast conversation about her re-election campaign for Poway City Council.  Caylin previously joined us 2 years ago where we learned a great deal about her.  This podcast episode got into much more about policy and city projects, but...

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