Episodes

Enjoy each episode’s audio podcast and shownotes.
For video content see our YouTube page.

Great Replacement Theory vs Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0275

Great Replacement Theory vs Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0275

The Great Replacement Theory has been in the news since it was mentioned in the Buffalo mass shooter’s manifesto. Let’s be real. This is a conspiracy theory based on racism and fear of “different” people coming to America to replace white voters. Different races,...

read more
Pete Murray for San Diego Judge, Criminal Justice, JRP0274

Pete Murray for San Diego Judge, Criminal Justice, JRP0274

Pete Murray joined me to discuss his campaign for judge in San Diego County. This was an incredible podcast conversation going nearly 4 hours (a new JRP record!). The depth and breadth of topics covered is too long to list, but here are some highlights: Pete Murray's...

read more
Richest Man in Babylon, Personal Finance, JRP0273

Richest Man in Babylon, Personal Finance, JRP0273

Seven Cures to a Lean Purse The First Cure: Start thy purse to fattening. Arkad (Richest Man in Babylon) advises saving 10% of your annual income to start building up your wealth (or purse). "For every ten coins thou placest within thy purse take out for use but...

read more
Oklahoma Abortion Bill, JRP0272

Oklahoma Abortion Bill, JRP0272

Oklahoma Abortion Ban Will they enact an Oklahoma abortion ban? It’s looking that way. We break down all of the new abortion laws passed in Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Colorado as states prepare for the potential overturn of Roe vs Wade....

read more
Daylight Savings, Ukraine, Tatis, Poway News, JRP0269

Daylight Savings, Ukraine, Tatis, Poway News, JRP0269

Daylight Savings Time is Whack The US Senate just approved making daylight savings time permanent for the entire nation. Will the House pass it? And what’s the deal with the California vote in 2018 to end this clock changing nonsense? I’m tired of the twice a year...

read more
Poway Election Season is Here.  Is Pete Neild?, JRP0270

Poway Election Season is Here. Is Pete Neild?, JRP0270

Pete Neild shares his announcement on his potential candidates for Poway City Council District 1.  We discuss a wide range of Poway issues including development, roads, SDG&E, Mayor Steve Vaus, Caylin Frank, Dave Grosch, Barry Leonard, the failed recall of Steve...

read more
Putin, Trudeau, Vaus, and the Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0268

Putin, Trudeau, Vaus, and the Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0268

Putin Justifying Invasion of Ukraine based on Blood and Religion Russian troops are at the Ukrainian border and invasion is imminent! Biden is trying to negotiate but doing so on weak footing. Meanwhile Trump is calling Putin a “genius” for his strategy. What in the...

read more
Electric Vehicle Shopping Adventures, Presidents Day, JRP0267

Electric Vehicle Shopping Adventures, Presidents Day, JRP0267

EVs Selling as Much as $15K over MSRP Have you been on an auto dealer lot lately? The prices for cars are all out of whack. The supply chain crisis has created huge distortions in the price of cars. I am in the market for a new EV and every option is selling for...

read more
NFL, Cannabis, and Canadian Truckers, JRP0266

NFL, Cannabis, and Canadian Truckers, JRP0266

NFL Studying Marijuana to Help Players Manage Pain My alma mater UC San Diego was just awarded a $500,000 grant from the NFL to study the impact of cannabis as a pain relief medication. Isn’t the answer obvious? We take a look at the UCSD study and discuss well known...

read more
Eileen Gu’s Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0265

Eileen Gu’s Pursuit of Happiness, JRP0265

Personal Success as a Skier, Student, Model and Symbol of International Unity Eileen Gu won the gold in the Big Air freestyle event Tuesday while competing for China in the Winter Olympics. But this episode is much more than her athletic feats. Gu’s “right double 1440...

read more
The Happiness Dashboard, JRP0264

The Happiness Dashboard, JRP0264

Your Life Goal Should be Happiness How happy are you on a 0-10 scale? We discuss the topic of The Happiness Dashboard. This system (similar to the Wheel of Life) provides a framework to score your happiness in every major category of life: FinancesCareerPhysical &...

read more
Poway and Rancho Bernardo, Top Stories in 2021, JRP0263

Poway and Rancho Bernardo, Top Stories in 2021, JRP0263

In today’s podcast episode we take a look back at the top 2021 stories in the Poway and Rancho Bernardo area. Our friends at Pomerado News highlighted the top local stories. We take the time to reflect on each of them. These top local stories span the spectrum of...

read more
Candy Cane Lane, Elon Musk WSJ Interview, JRP0262

Candy Cane Lane, Elon Musk WSJ Interview, JRP0262

Last week I experienced the positive energy and festivities along Poway's Candy Cane Lane (or should I say Candy Cane Courts). To say that this community “decorates in excess” is an understatement! We discuss the history, the planning, and the mob scene that shows up...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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. ...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more
“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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
$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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Join

Join the John Riley Project – Insider’s Group

Our closed Facebook group offers bonus content not available in the regular podcast.  Answer a few easy questions to gain access.