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Thanks for checking out the Nik Hawks Show, where my general mandate is to follow the pursuit of excellence. 

My background is in business, adventure, the military, athletic challenges, and working with world class athletes.

Those are all starting points for my guests, though not always.  I've talked to cryptographers, sleep scientists, authors, reporters, climbers, and adventurers.

All of them have useful insight for YOU, which is the reason I make the show public.  

Whether we're talking about cryptocurrency or rowing a boat across the Atlantic, my idea was to share the conversations I was having with radical people.  Lately I've been adding in my own thoughts in separate Nik-i-sodes.

HISTORY

I started this podcast in 2014, but it wasn't called The Nik Hawks Show. My wife Lee and I own the company Paleo Treats, so I called the show the Paleo Treats Podcast.

Over the course of 50+ episodes it became apparent that the podcast didn’t really have anything to do with Paleo. Sometime around episode 58, based on feedback from listeners and iTunes reviews, I decided to change the name to reflect what I was actually talking about.

That should catch you up to speed for now.  

To read more, find the latest episodes and news along with a way to support this show, please visit my site nikhawks.com

Thanks for listening!

Nik Hawks

Jul 24, 2018

“If you insulted Mackay you could expect to get in a fistfight.” 

My good friend and author Greg Crouch comes back on the Paleo Treats podcast to discuss the story of John Mackay, one of the four Bonanza Kings who ran the massive profitable Con. Virginia mine on the Comstock Lode.

Greg talks about how the digital...


Aug 10, 2016

Bob Gannon, World Flying Adventure

Ready to listen to the embodiment of curiosity?  Bob flew around the world two and a half times in a plane about the size of a Ford F-250.  He’s visited a few hundred countries and the “accomplished” side of his bucket list reads like a compilation of any 5 normal people.

“At a project up in Spirit Lake, Iowa,...


Jul 17, 2016

Every so often you come across a dude who appears normal but turns out to be a real gem.  Brad Barlage is one of those guys.  At 5'9 and all of 150 lbs, he's a rangy, stringy dude with bright eyes and a stoked smile.

How you do one thing is how you do everything.

A superb climber (redpointed 5.14), a real adventurer (


Jul 1, 2016

I first heard about Gavin when I watched The Rocky Mountains Traverse.  The possibilities of paragliding immediately captured me, specifically the vol-biv work he and Will Gadd were doing.

If you're into adventuring, whether it's kayaking, sailing, kite surfing, or paragliding, you'll probably dig Gavin's take on...


Sep 22, 2015

Peter Defty from Vespa Power rejoins us and shares the life that brought him to be on the leading edge of fat burning performance.  From his early days hunting and butchering animals on the farm to flying a biplane all over Guatemala as a young man to his current day job working to bring Vespa & OFM to performance...