Class #58: The Asshole with Mike Dawson

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Mike Dawson [Twitter] is the voice of The Adam Carolla Show.  He also hosts his own podcast, Front of House, where he interviews musicians and then lets them play a few tunes.  He's also considered a polarizing personality and many think he's an asshole.

In this class we talk about:

  • Taking his great voice with him everywhere he goes.
  • Being a North California hippie guy.
  • Growing up in Concord, California.
  • Living a sheltered, Catholic school life.
  • Going to multiple colleges.
  • Defending his degree from UC-Santa Barbara.
  • Winning people over with charm.
  • Having social advantages.
  • Getting into the highly dysfunctional radio business.
  • Being in charge of radio stations.
  • Working the shitty jobs in radio.
  • Not making millions but, being happy.
  • Balancing partying and work.
  • Helping out interns who deserve a break.
  • Staying off the radar on The Adam Carolla Show.
  • Being short tempered.
  • Discovering that he wanted to be a radio DJ.
  • Studying his father’s mean face.
  • Liking yourself.


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