Bout That Time|Real.Insightful.Empowering.

Anthony McClain

The goal is to enlighten and empower people through casual conversations with dope human beings. Sharing the stories of others and hopefully helping people realize that the struggles they face are not unique to them. I just hope people walk away with a different perspective as well. Something they can take with them on the journey to becoming their best selves.

Premise of Season 2: Self-Actualization
Trailer 1 min 52 sec

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On this episode with Mellody Hobson we emphasize the importance of financial literacy, its role in establishing wealth and security, and why so few people engage in the stock market. We also reflect on her personal definition of success, making sure our memories aren't bigger than our dreams, as well as taking time to pause during times of great pain and anguish to reflect on what the universe is trying to teach us. Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

May 2019

41 min 33 sec

Mellody Hobson and I discuss a number of influences and experiences that got her to where she is today. She is the President of Ariel Investments, Vice Chair of the Board of Starbucks, Chairman of After School Matters, and, amongst other things, was named to TIME's 100 Most Influential People list. We touch base on her upbringing, how she went from intern to president, the impact fitness has on her life performance, her peerless work ethic, her marriage, circle of friends, as well as the realization that everyone doesn't want what she wants. Truly a FORCE and an insightful listen.   Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

May 2019

48 min 48 sec

Following our first interview we had to talk about what's really real. We highlight the inherent inequities that still persist in America and how we can move forward and potentially come together to solve them. We go about it from all angles. Biases, accountability, crabs-in-a-barrel mentality, the need for allies, and how the the progress may be slow, but progress nonetheless. Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

May 2019

43 min 36 sec

Sometimes life chooses you! Had the chance to sit down and chop it up with Trammell Logan, Master SoulCycle Instructor and Founder of East Side Dance Crew in Manhattan. Trammell and I discussed his start at Harlem Boy's Choir, surviving a pulmonary embolism and then striving afterwards, the love of the SoulCycle community, the opportunities within the struggle, and the importance of self validation. Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

Apr 2019

49 min 22 sec

On this episode with Dr. Danielle Simmons, PhD, we discuss the stigma behind mental health, the importance of exercising emotional intelligence, the role of self acceptance in healing, imposter syndrome, and whatever it is that I am 'suffering' from. Speak life into you! Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

Apr 2019

59 min 45 sec

On this episode Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy, and I discuss how passion can override intelligence, how he dealt with imposter syndrome, and how the key is to never stop growing. We also broached a topic that's not often discussed, the connection via oppression of African Americans and Jewish Americans. Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

Apr 2019

49 min 42 sec

On this episode with Ben Weprin aka TrapMoney Benny, Founder and CEO of AJ Capital and Graduate Hotels, we discuss not being afraid to stand out, when being true to yourself means blazing a trail, the journey from job-career-calling, and the infamous Will Smith treadmill quote! Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

Apr 2019

49 min 55 sec

On this episode with Robbie Robinson, Partner at BDT Company, we discuss how the most meaningful part of his journey was his LOWEST point. It was in that moment, with the support of his wife, he realized that he was here for a reason. I think THAT part is so important. We all have a low point and we don't allow ourselves to honestly reflect on what it means, what should I be learning from this, what am I meant to do next. Don't live in your low point, learn from it. We also emphasize how Gratitude really is the key to us living a life of purpose. It is something that is always available to you no matter how bad any situation may be. It is also a PRACTICE. It isn't always easy to be grateful or to choose gratitude but it is our responsibility if we want to maximize our possibility. Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

Apr 2019

52 min 33 sec

Tapping into something special with the incomparable Angela Manuel Davis! Angela is THEE Master Instructor at SoulCycle in West Hollywood. You're going to want to listen to this one several times :). We talked about the POWER of living in your truth, how easy doesn't make us better, and how following your calling is the only true path to greatness. Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @AngelaManuelDavis @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

Mar 2019

49 min 3 sec

In part 2, my mother and I discuss our journey together. Our partnership, understanding, and willingness to be there for each other. The way she got me to behave in school, and her commitment to empowering me. I am me because of her.   Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T85zXIMZqpQ Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis  

Mar 2019

51 min 23 sec

In part 1, My mother shares her truths, her journey, her wisdom, her intellect, her emotional intelligence, and her PAIN. A truly remarkable story from a truly phenomenal woman.    Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T85zXIMZqpQ Sound Editor: Chuck Lewis

Mar 2019

51 min 36 sec

Some insight into the most important relationship in my life. How we met, how rude she is, how we definitely see color, how much we love each other, how we make each other better, how we got to this point, and what's next for us in the future. Please rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgJ6aE4T8co  

Mar 2019

1 hr

Added insight into myself, Anthony McClain. The ins, the outs, the why behind mission of the podcast, and what I wish to contribute to the world. ALL of this positivity, encouragement, and support isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Get familiar! Please share, rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skkbgi_gjXM

Feb 2019

45 min 57 sec

Self Actualization. Shine through. Season 2 begins February 25th with new episodes releasing every Monday. Please rate, review, and subscribe! @McClainStrong @ProgProductions www.AnthonyMcClain.com

Feb 2019

1 min 52 sec

We covered a significant amount of ground. The genesis of SoulCycle and how it use to be, her personal and professional development on and off the bike, the potentially pernicious impact of social media, a pinch of savage lol, and, most importantly, EMPOWERMENT. @McClainStrong @CharleeAtkins AnthonyMcClain.com Le-Sweat.com This episode marks the close of season one of the podcast! Words cant express the amount of gratitude I have for those who have participated and contributed up until this point.  Season 2 is going to be phenomenal and will coalesce, to an even greater extent, around the importance of empowerment and its many facets, as well as ways to implement real change/action in one's life and mindset. Mark my words. Keep ascending.

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Jul 2018

46 min 54 sec

Andrew Schwertfeger. Emmy award winning dope ass friend of mine! We cover a wide range of topics on this episode. Masculinity, responsibility, parenting, film making, and some other things.  Thank you for joining me, Andrew. Thank you for listening.

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Jul 2018

33 min 25 sec

Experimenting with a more conversational approach and enamored with the product. I love the transparency and the honesty with which we broached the topic of white male privilege, and just privilege in general. Would love all positive and constructive feedback to be emailed to BoutThatTimeCast@Gmail.com IG: @McClainStrong @ThisIsBoutThatTime @its_what_ev @barnesy08omy What a bad IG name, Barnes!

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Apr 2018

24 min 31 sec

Brandon Breaux. What isn't this dude doing?! Topics covered include mental illness and its perception in communities of color, the success of creatives/artists from Chicago, getting more children from underserved communities exposed to art, what he's been up to, what he's planning to do, the WHY behind all of his work, his mentors, and so much more. Instagram @BBreaux @McClainStrong

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Mar 2018

1 hr 4 min

Covered a wide range of topics on this one. We get personal. We find levity. We talk about family, the importance of education, Black Panther, as well as the art of DOING.

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Mar 2018

1 hr 48 min

A lovefest to start, turned into a discussion about life, love, and progress. My favorite topics.  Rochelle spells out how life was for her growing up in Chicago, meeting Charlie Trotter, professional development, taking risks, philanthropy, the lack of black chefs in fine dining, and much more. Instagram @rochelletrotter @McClainStrong

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Jan 2018

1 hr 37 min