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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.


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.  

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Thanks for listening!

Nik Hawks

Oct 24, 2019

Principle Investigator at the Anne Andrews Research Group at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behavior

Leads research on anxiety & depression

Trying to understand how...

Sep 26, 2019

From abalone hunter to national park service law enforcement to viral video cat rescuing star, Shannon Jay is the kind of guy you just love to sit down and listen to.  A fantastic story teller, he is one of my favorite people to catch up with.


In the podcast he talks about hunting giant red abalone on the Lost Coast,...

Aug 22, 2019

Stan Graham sticks out in any crowd.  At 6'5" with a shock of white hair, he's a physical presence.

He can also move that mass pretty quickly.  In October of 2019 he's aiming for a world record for the 50 and over crowd.

We talked about running a bit in the show, but went more deeply into his beliefs, how he got into...

Aug 14, 2019

Scott Mann shares his journey from revenge-driven Green Beret "putting scalps on the barn" in Afghanistan to creative storyteller helping guide other veterans through the process of transitioning from the military to civilian life.

Scott takes us through his career including why he turned down a military command...

Jun 30, 2019

Been working on this piece of writing for a while, thought I'd share one of the first drafts with you.  As you'll hear, this comes from my experiences riding earth energy, would love to get your feedback on it.  Rock on!

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