The James Altucher Show

Ep. 25 Adam Carolla: The Next President of the USA


This week, Adam Carolla, American comedian and host of The Adam Carolla Show, joins The James Altucher Show. You probably know Adam best from his show on Comedy Central, The Man Show. But what you might not know is how the show actually originated. Today, Adam reveals the secret to the show that may shock many listeners. Like James, Adam chose a more unconventional path in life. He was a college dropout who tried every job in the book. But with perseverance, he was able to go around the gatekeepers of the industry that he wanted to pursue. You'll hear all the struggles and hurdles that got Adam to where he is today. A humbling side of Adam is revealed as he shares the story of his first consistent paying job where the little things meant so much to him. Things as simple as sitting in air conditioning and getting paid to interview people... He says he just could not fathom the idea of it. Even when his ideas were shut down, he found incentive to move forward and continue building his idea muscle... Here, you'll learn that you have to break out of your comfort zone to really succeed. Plus, you won't want to miss this, Adam discusses his newest book President Me: The America That's in My Head. It's your chance to sit down and have a one-on-one with the author himself. James and Adam discuss the general entitlement that people seem to have across America, as mentioned in his book. And for anyone seeking advice or wisdom on starting a podcasting career... listen up, because Adam has several priceless suggestions. You'll also hear all about what Adam calls his "patent troll," opening up about a recent lawsuit his podcast is facing...