Adventures In Design
373 - Bobby Kim of The Hundreds

If you want someone to listen you have to grab their attention. If you want to keep that attention you need to have something worth saying. Everyday each of us are endlessly marketed to and Bobby Kim of The Hundreds found his own way to cut through the white noise and speak directly to the world from his early blog posts to his current seat at the head of the streetwear industry where he now uses the attention he earned to continue fighting for a better world. The Hundreds was the first platform Bobby used to gain our attention yet there is so much more to this politically charged, socially introspective, feminist father who applies his mind to his own impact on the community around him. Far from an out of touch and jaded who's who in the fashion world, Bobby has pioneered what a brand can do and how they fit into the marketplace from the small doors to mall doors. So listen up because Bobby has something to say and its definitely worth your attention.

Talking Points

  • How wanting to be involved with your interests and hobbies transfers over when you run your own business.
  • The early signs of streetwear and why it is so difficult to put your finger on the beginning of something special.
  • The importance in labeling a movement so it can be marketed.
  • The initial goals of The Hundreds and how they distinguished themselves as more than just another shirt based brand.
  • Blogging before using a computer was cool.
  • Finding the avenues available to express yourself when the obvious ones are closed off.
  • How social media has changed the ability to find and engage with mentors.
  • How being DIY pushes you to be better at what you're doing and the benefit of having an adversary.
  • What to do as a parent when your kids have no obstacles to overcome.
  • Bobby the Lawyer and how he found his true calling.
  • Leaning on IP for recognition from fans and how to properly use a flip to actually say something.
  • Bobby shares a cryptic legal outlook shared by Tim Doyle.
  • Focusing on yourself and not being concerned with what others are doing.
  • The lack of sustainability in a company with nothing to say.
  • Bracing yourself for the eventual backlash of expressing your opinion in an overly sensitive public spectrum.
  • Is opening a location with high visibility and even higher rent a fiscally beneficial move?
  • The secondary aspect of a brand that also acts as an ad agency be leveraging credibility within their fanbase.
  • Telling a story within a collaboration to give it impact and meaning for both parties involved.
  • The true fate of Boba Fett.
  • Turning consumers into eventual paychecks over time.
  • The pros and cons of going from Fairfax to Mall Doors and how controlling distribution can protect and limit your brand.
  • Two Walt disciples geek out over Disneyland and what is was like for Bobby to own a piece of it for five hours.
  • How to impress the 15 year old inside of you.
  • Leaving breadcrumbs for anyone interested enough to follow you.
  • The joy in connecting with other people
  • The pressure of defining what is next and staying as funky as your last cut.
  • Handling the responsibility of representing a company that has employees counting on it and people depending on it to maintain its credibility.


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Joining us in Cave of Cartoons this week is our good pal and exceptionally talented poster artist, James Flames. He brings by one of his favorite cartoons from his childhood in Brooklyn, "Ducktales"!  We discover on this episode if "Ducktales" really is as good as we remember or was it just another cartoon with a really catchy theme song. Does Disney's first weekday syndicated cartoon show hold up? Let's find out!

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Anthony Green has used his life to travel down many creative roads and in every incantation you will find the same burning spirit waiting underneath to be unleashed. While luck and raw talent have played a pivotal role in his success, there is no denying that Anthony has a connection with every aspect defining the human experience from the most vulnerable to the most carnal. By publicly surrendering to these raw emotions, people around the world have transcended language barriers and jumped over literal barriers to share just one moment in proximity to the emotions Anthony personifies on stage that also drive them. All these experiences come at different costs that Anthony welcomes from balancing family time and life on the road to overcoming addiction and developing a whole new playbook on coping. Nothing is held back as Mark and Anthony leave it all on stage for everyone to hear in this emotional interview into the mind and heart of a perfect hollywood height little god.

*Cover photo courtesy of Andrew Swartz.

Talking Points

  • Serendipitous moments cluing you in to where you need to be in life.
  • Taking different paths to end up in the same place.
  • Decompressing from tour to take care of your family life.
  • Surrendering to the freedom found on stage.
  • The common bond between Anthony and his audience.
  • The wave on stage and in song.
  • Acknowledging the sexual energy that surrounds everything.
  • Facing your insecurities in front of everyone.
  • Giving your kids the contact buzz.
  • Looking at the family you grew up in and the family you made.
  • Changing everything about your life to develop a new playbook.
  • Anxiety, insecurity, and overcoming it.
  • Where do you place your energy and how does that reflect on what you want?
  • The evolution of the relationship with your parents.
  • Biting the bullet and soldiering on.
  • A dangerous energy lurking behind confidence.
  • Intimacy as a necessity and balancing who delivers the discipline as new parents.
  • Mrs. Doubtfire-ing it 100% no matter which side of it you're on.
  • Fighting back for your freedoms.
  • Feeling and defining God.
  • Battling with your addiction to placate introverted needs and how Young Legs pivoted to Pixie Queen.
  • The short cut to feeling great and losing your regular coping mechanisms.
  • Self reflected relationships with Scott Weiland on social media.
  • Offering yourself up to the world and holding the audience in the palm of your hand.
  • Breaking the cycle of hero worship and sharing what you're scared of the most.
  • Anthony's Black Book and daily exercises to express yourself.
  • Seeing past the wildness to your wellspring of inspiration.
  • Becoming a mountain and staying in love with music.
  • Staying humble in the face of praise.
  • Hearing your voice for the first time on old tape recordings.
  • The  unquenchable desire to make music even during your off time.
  • Different bands. Different energies.
  • Yoko Ono Syndrome and being yourself at home.
  • The father Anthony wants to be.
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Mark Brickey and Sean Mort watch a lot of shit so you don't have to! Comment Below your weekly guide to entertainment.

This Week On Comment Below

Your Top 5 Songs And Freaky Friday With Little Dicky

West World Season 2 Episodes 1-4 Reviewed
(Spoiler and Spoiler Free Versions)

Deadpool 2 Reviewed
(Spoiler and Spoiler Free Versions)

Isle of Dogs Reviewed

In The Circle of Trust

Solo A Star Wars Story Previewed
(Spoiler and Spoiler Free Versions)

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Alfred Kurt Berger III has worked on Disney's Tron Legacy, Alice Through The Looking Glass and Clash of The Titans. He's a visual effects designer, a storyboard artist, a character designer and damn good portrait illustrator. All of that is the least fascinating thing about the guy whom I think may be the most fascinating guest yet! Sit back, grab a cold coffee and get the headphones in your earholes because we're going on an adventure and your new bud Alf is leading the way.

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Jake Williams from Bright Sun Films shares with us how creating documentary-style films for YouTube back in high school was merely just a hobby when he started. Now graduated from High School and taking a break from college this filmmaker has grown his YouTube channel to over four hundred thousand subscribers and has made his hobby his career. Hear Mark and Jake bond over the excitement of being a content creator and the pains of their creations.

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In Today's Comment Below
- The Wisdom of Kanye West
- The Art of Donald Glover
- The Top Songs In America
- 3 New TV Shows To Watch This Week
- Send Mark & Sean To The Movies
- Ready Player One Reviewed
- What Is Star Wars Canon
- A Guide To Deadpool 2 And X-Force
- Who Are We Streaming On YouTube
- And So Much More!

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Cinematographer Judd Overton visits us all to share his new project on Netflix. The Let Down where he worked as the director of photography. Mark explores Judd's last four years of growth as a cinematographer who has evolved tremendously as an artist at his craft.

If you feel let down that you're not as wealthy or popular as you'd hope to be, Mark tries to share with you his thoughts on how the world is not fare but is balanced. How maybe adjusting one's expectations can increase your happiness in pursuit of passion over profit.

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Episode 03 of Between Meals is ALL about STRESS, it’s effects on the body and how to cope. I am joined by my good friend and clinical psychologist at UCLA Dr. Deborah Schleicher, Psy.D and we talk about one of life’s most inevitable challenges.
Whether it comes from your job or family life, financial stressors, stress surrounding your diet and your health or even pressure from social media – while stress may be an unavoidable part of the human experience, it’s how we handle those stressors that is most important.
Listen to learn how living in a state of chronic stress can affect our health in catastrophic ways, along with simple tools to manage both internal and self-inflicted stressors, tips for practicing self-compassion, plus expert advice on how to know when to seek additional support. 
Support the Between Meals Podcast by clicking SUBSCRIBE on your podcast app. Your positive reviews and ratings are also highly appreciated and would really help us out as we grow. If you liked this episode or others, please share with friends and family! 
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On Today's Episode Of Comment Below

  • May TV Preview Part 01
  • Top 10 TV Shows
  • Top 5 Songs
  • Upcoming Movies
  • Send Mark & Sean To The Movies
  • Infinity War Conclusion And Review
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