Below the Line with James Beshara

By James Beshara

Host James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, & general startup-helper in Los Angeles, CA. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. Now he's talking openly and honestly with others about what's going on "below the line" — the 90% of the story you don't read about or hear about anywhere else. Below the Line has evolved into a powerful weekly show that consistently takes a deep dive into the real journeys, the unspoken perspectives, and the psychological side of creating, founding, and learning.

  1. 1.
    #106 — Music to a Creator’s Ears— Guster's Ryan Miller
    2:04:57
  2. 2.
    The Real MVP (Minimum Viable Product) — Below the (Hot)Line #11
    18:07
  3. 3.
    #105 — Doing The Work — Steven Pressfield
    1:10:45
  4. 4.
    Fear Of Failure— Below the (Hot)Line #10
    13:03
  5. 5.
    #104 — Putting a Dent in Mental Illness: The Promising Results of Psychedelics — Rick Doblin
    1:53:16
  6. 6.
    Your New Favorite Productivity Tip: No Meetings — Below the (Hot)Line #9
    13:05
  7. 7.
    #103 — Thinking Deeply — Adam Robinson (Part 2)
    2:00:03
  8. 8.
    The *Actual* Bitcoin Environmental Impact — Below the (Hot)Line #8
    16:32
  1. 9.
    #102 — Thinking Deeply — Adam Robinson (Part 1)
    2:15:13
  2. 10.
    What to Look for in a New Hire (Qualities of a 10x Employee) —Below the (Hot)Line #7
    10:02
  3. 11.
    #101​ — The Mindset of a Grandmaster — Maurice Ashley
    1:55:16
  4. 12.
    What is BitClout?— Below the Hotline #6
    11:42
  5. 13.
    #100 — Woman Evolve — Sarah Jakes Roberts
    1:53:21
  6. 14.
    The CRAZIEST (plausible) Idea I've Ever Heard — Below the Hotline #5
    11:10
  7. 15.
    #99 — The Archbishop of Crypto — Balaji Srinivasan
    1:54:24
  8. 16.
    Setting Boundaries: The Key to Work/Life Balance — Below the Hotline #4
    9:29
  9. 17.
    #98 — The Keys to Angel Investing — Elad Gil
    1:24:42
  10. 18.
    Why I Invested in Clubhouse (And is it worth $4 Billion???) — Below the Hotline #3
    25:33
  11. 19.
    #97 — How to Not Die Alone — Logan Ury
    1:53:02
  12. 20.
    #96 — Nutrition's Impact on Mental Health — Dr. Uma Naidoo
    1:16:34
  13. 21.
    What are NFTs? | Below the Hotline #1
    12:06
  14. 22.
    #95 — The Most Influential Rabbi in America — Rabbi David Wolpe
    1:17:00
  15. 23.
    #94 —Philosophy, Theology & Ethics — Philip Clayton
    2:26:04
  16. 24.
    #93 — The Argument Against Reality — Dr. Donald Hoffman
    1:59:47
  17. 25.
    #92 — Spencer Rascoff — Founders, SPACs & Digital Junk Food
    1:55:10
  18. 26.
    #91 — Jeff Goodby — Pushing Through Rejection
    1:53:27
  19. 27.
    #90 — #DeepDive — Lee Jacobs — Starting a Venture Capital Fund
    1:44:27
  20. 28.
    #89 — How to 10x Your Chance at Startup Success
    1:02:20
  21. 29.
    #88 — Diana Chapman — Trust vs Fear
    1:30:14
  22. 30.
    #87 — #DeepDive — Dylan Beynon — The Innovative Future of Psychedelics
    1:38:06
  23. 31.
    #86 — Dr. Carl Jung — Heroes, Alchemy, and Connection
    1:19:16
  24. 32.
    #85 — Tara Viswanathan — The Honest Truth
    1:34:00
  25. 33.
    #84 — On Failure: Eat A Bit Of Poison Every Day
    51:22
  26. 34.
    #83 — Airbnb IPO with Lenny Rachitsky and Marc McCabe
    1:47:03
  27. 35.
    #82 — DeepDive — The Age of The Newsletter — With Lenny Rachitsky
    1:30:56
  28. 36.
    #81 — Henry Shukman — One Blade Of Grass, One Single Experience
    1:59:59
  29. 37.
    #80 — Alan Watts — You’re It
    42:18
  30. 38.
    #79 — Turning The Tables — James Gets Grilled (w/ChaseFeiger)
    2:00:24
  31. 39.
    #78 — Joseph Emmett — Surfer Monk
    1:53:12
  32. 40.
    #77 — Andrew Dudum — Hims & Hers, Highs & Lows
    1:27:22
  33. 41.
    #76 — Ravi Patel — In Pursuit Of Happiness
    2:04:17
  34. 42.
    #75 — Plog — Ready, Fire, Aim
    16:02
  35. 43.
    #74 — Plog — The Secret to Getting Mentors
    12:06
  36. 44.
    #73 — Scott Kelley — Covid Under The Big Sky
    1:47:18
  37. 45.
    #72 — Kevin Rose — Founder Turned Angel Turned VC
    1:34:20
  38. 46.
    #71 — Plog — Startups: Experiments with Truth
    27:54
  39. 47.
    #70 — Plog — Creator Psychology (and The Desire To Exist)
    36:24
  40. 48.
    #69 — DeepDive — The World of PR — Ed Zitron
    1:41:51
  41. 49.
    #68 — Plog — Mental Wealth
    37:35
  42. 50.
    #67 — Check-In with James Beshara
    56:18

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