E56: James Kofford, Piloting & Pee Stalls
03/20/2018 | 54 MINUTES
This week’s guest: James Kofford - a professional pilot based out of New York who is passionate about doing anything that involves flying…and that’s not always on an airplane. Having a “dream” job has its perks of seeing the world, but what you don’t realize is how hard it is for a pilot to have some personal space in an airport. Ticked attendants, please grab your headphones and prepare for take-off.
- Adrenaline, straight up adrenaline.
- Because girls are a tick, a sub-tick is anything to stand out from the “competition”
- Dating apps! (Plug your ears if you met your loved one on Tinder, ahem, Lib)
- Outdated profile pictures on your dating app. What is the cut-off? A 2 year old photo?
- Group pictures - which one is my future wife?!
- A pitch to follow you on social media. You might be cute but I know you just want followers.
- Selfish people when it comes travel. I’m talking to you, Boarding Group B!
- WARNING - Bathroom talk is next
- Airport bathrooms. Why have we not fixed the stalls so that the doors swing outward instead of inward and large enough to fit a person AND their luggage?!? And don’t forget, the 2-inch wide gaps in the stall doors…oh, hi stranger!
- The desire to find a job where you never work a single day in your life.
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Lib and Ben are keeping it professional. Listen to a round-robin style podcast where we cover our working upbringing, events and decisions that led us to the jobs we currently have, and cover our ticks and tick offs around professional life.
Caleb Hendricks and Josh Wright just wanna talk about Ben! It’s his birthday, like….today (the day this episode is being released!) so it only made sense to have two of Ben's closest friends talk about his “angelic” nature but also those pesky tick offs. Just remember, if you say something bad about him, he might jot down some notes for his rebuttal.
Mike Schmidt, an outdoor enthusiast and advocate who markets products to those who live life on the move. He’s a “Swiss army knife” when it comes to guiding people on outdoor adventures to help eliminate the intimidating factor that outdoor marketing can sometimes place on us. A word or warning: If you do sign up for an adventure with this guide, don’t flake out on him last minute, or he’ll be left without his Cheetos –which was your assignment.
Jonny Lineman – a New Zealand native and self-proclaimed NCMO king who took a chance on friendly advice to come to the US and play rugby, and eventually football, for BYU. He started as a Rugby Fly-Half winning 3 NCAA National Championships (one of which was his game-winning dropkick), then walked-on to punting, appearing twice on the Ray Guy national watch list. He’s funny by nature, serious about his financial spreadsheets, and ticked off around flaky and dumb complainers.
Andrew Muse – A travel and adventure content creator. He has created a life full of adventures, along with his dog, Kicker, to create marketing content. He tries to make sure that he is a positive force in the world. Though he lives a life that many may envy, he makes sure to try and work harder than anyone else out there.
Stephen Nielsen – An app developer that helps businesses simplify and save money by eliminating “ghost punching”. Using a farmer’s approach to build things, he’s been able to help his wife run a better business. Make sure you hear his full list of personal tick-offs on this episode, just don’t listen to it at 1.5x speed…
Oakley's a mother living the dream, and founder of Nothing Down About It. Motherhood has made her who she is and why she shares and writes on her blog. She believes that together, we can shrug off stigmas and help people embrace the goodness of children who have Down Syndrome and most importantly “reach and teach.”
Ciera Montoya and Kenny D talk all about Lib! We invited two people very close to him to talk about what Lib does that makes us tick, and highlight those habits he has that really tick us off! From researching vicious animals, to his outstanding verbal communication, we delve into Lib’s personality traits that make us tick!
And we’re back! Welcome to season 2! Ben and Lib take a break from the standard template, sip on their Maverik drinks, and talk about our ticks and tick offs for the coming year. 2018 is going to offer amazing athletic feats, and out-of-country events that will have all single (and married) girls swooning. It’s being dubbed as “The Year of Women,” so let’s raise a Maverik Coke, and take 2018 by storm! Never Stop Starting, and Stay Ticked.