John Riley Project
A podcast about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

About The John Riley Project

A Podcast Exploring Big Ideas

John Riley interviews politicians, community leaders, athletes, coaches, authors and influencers covering a wide range of topics including free market economics, entrepreneurism, politics, leadership, current events, sports and self-improvement.


Your life belongs to you.  What greater wealth is there than to own your life and spend it on growing?  We discuss decisions you make to live a flourishing life.


In order to live a life of self ownership, we need the liberty to make choices that are in our own rational self interest.  We explore political topics and current events through the lens of liberty.

Pursuit of Happiness

Are you doing what you love?  Are you living your life according to your own values?  We discuss topics and interview guests about giving their life meaning and joy.

Latest Podcast Episodes

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...

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...

We discuss living your life on your own terms, having the political freedom to make your own choices, and a variety of topics that give life meaning and joy.

Latest Blog Articles

Rebranding the Cleveland Baseball Team

Rebranding the Cleveland Baseball Team

The news just broke today that the MLB franchise in Cleveland is changing its name from the Indians to the Guardians.  I like this decision. The End of the Indians Of course, this name change is a long time coming.  Stanford University abandoned the Indians...

27 Ways to Massively Expand Your Podcast Audience

27 Ways to Massively Expand Your Podcast Audience

Do you have a podcast and need more listeners?  If so, this article is for you!  We will show you 27 ways to dramatically boost your podcast’s audience.  Let’s get started!   #1:  Target a Narrow Niche. Listeners of podcasts are looking for specific topics that...

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