#656 – Live Call In Show

Mattew Souza (00:00):

It was like, it was crazy.

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

He handled it, He handled it so well. Yeah. I, I thought it was gonna be inappropriate that I said that Bam. We’re live. But, uh, did you see me like, take a pause? I’m like, and some of us don’t even have until there’s like, say it, say

Mattew Souza (00:17):

It. He knew right where you were going with it. Yeah. Yeah. I, I

Caleb Beaver (00:20):

Was, I don’t know what it is, but people who have lost their dads or something always have that sense of humor and they’ll just, they just take it.

Mattew Souza (00:28):

Well, I could tell you Grace doesn’t have all that sense of humor like she does. But

Sevan Matossian (00:32):

Grace lost her dad.

Mattew Souza (00:34):

Yeah. Five, five years ago. Four years ago.

Sevan Matossian (00:38):

Oh, that’s inte. And, and Haley lost her dad when she was one. He died of cancer.

Mattew Souza (00:42):

Oh shit. Yeah. Grace’s dad passed away for, uh, pancreatic cancer

Sevan Matossian (00:45):



Dude, I’ve been, So basically I, since we had the cancer guy on Uhoh, you guys are gonna love this. Since we’ve had the cancer guy on, I’ve made a new rule. I’m just, I’m gonna try to, basically I’ve cut my, now I’m mixing my coffee about 75%, um, decaf and 25% the paper street beans. So I’ve, I’ve really cut back on my coffee and I’m not drinking coffee afternoon anymore. And I’m sleep at, you know, 12 o’clock and I’m sleeping just so much better. Not that I was ever, Yeah, I guess I was sleeping bad. It doesn’t bother me, but I just know that I should be sleeping through the night more instead of tossing and turning. And I was always blaming it on my shoulder. But cutting back on the coffee, it’s, um, it’s helped tremendously. I’m actually making whole nights through the night. And, uh, the other thing is, is I, I’m not eating. I, I stopped eating all deli meats. I’m never gonna eat another deli slice ever again. No salon. I’m never, ever, I’m done.

Caleb Beaver (01:42):

Wow. You’re getting ripped into comments for that a little while ago. It was kind of funny.

Sevan Matossian (01:46):

Oh, good. And, um, <laugh> rip away people. I am here, I am here to be ripped on and I’m not eating any meat unless it’s, it’s given to me. So, like this morning I told Hailey, I said, I said, Hey, uh, could you steam ahead of broccoli for me? So when I’m done with the show, I’m just gonna need ahead of broccoli. I think my pro, I think my prostate’s great. I had someone, someone, uh, someone stuck a finger in my ass. Uh, and then they sent me to a specialist cuz they said it wasn’t perfectly round and he stuck a finger in my ass and it seems good. <laugh>. They said it seems

Mattew Souza (02:17):

Good. Wait, are you feeling full after the veggies? I feel like I would eat that and just would not feel like satisfied.

Sevan Matossian (02:23):

Uh, yeah. I feel crazy. Fool. And not satisfied. You, you nailed it. Really? I feel crazy. Fool. And not satisfied.

Caleb Beaver (02:31):

Interesting. I never wanna see another steamed vegetable again.

Sevan Matossian (02:35):

<laugh>. I Why do you say that?

Caleb Beaver (02:38):

That’s all they have here. It’s just fucking steamed vegetables. And they’re not even like, well steamed. It’s like they’re still hard.

Sevan Matossian (02:48):

Yeah, I, Well, and, and to be honest too, the, the, I mostly just eat raw vegetables. Like over the weekend I eat three bags of beans while I watch huge bags of beans while I watch the, um, the, what did we just do? The Rogue Invitational, Man, that was, that was a fucking run. We did. Were you able to, Caleb, are you, were you able to watch those and do the shows like

Caleb Beaver (03:16):

Only like Saturday, A little bit of Saturday and Sunday, I think.

Sevan Matossian (03:21):

Oh, well, that, that was the good place. That’s pretty busy. Sunday was really, Saturday was the worst day. Like, just cuz it’s for whatever reason in the of it, it’s just right in the middle. But Sunday morning when I woke up, I don’t know if I was pumped because we were almost done. And then Hiller did that heavy grace and that kind of just shot me out of a can. I kind of fell in love with him when he did that. Yeah,

Caleb Beaver (03:42):

That was cool. I can’t believe he did that. I’m still beside myself.

Sevan Matossian (03:47):

Um, Austin Hartman. I see Sevan dressed up as an Armenian midget this year for Halloween kind of offensive. Um, Austin, I saw you in the comments during the show. Um, someone said I was weird and you said you guys like me because I was weird, offended,


Always saying, I am so fucking normal. It’s weird. That’s the only weird part about me is how normal I am. I’m just normal. I don’t need to, I don’t, I’m just normal. There’s so many fucking weirdos out there that now normal has become weird. What is normal? Normal’s just like you wake up, you eat. I started eating oatmeal too. I’ve never eaten oatmeal in my life. Normal’s. I just wake up in the morning, you know, like I put in a load of wash, then I do the podcast, then I walk around the yard with my kids and I pick up dog poop. Then I take ’em to the skate park. I call you my friends incessantly. I laugh. I tell, I tell dirty jokes. <laugh>. I, I, I, I, I, I, I try to, I wonder what my mom is doing and call my mom. I come back home, do a little more work while the kids’ play in the yard. I go to the beach. I’m just normal. I just, I, if I see trash, I pick it up. I, I stop for old people. Um, I’m just normal. I, I’m not, I don’t, I don’t dye my hair. I don’t,


I fight with my wife about me wanting to use Tide soap versus she wants to use non-chemical soap. I mean, it’s just, I just have such a, like a mundane, weird look what Caleb does. Caleb Caleb’s a fucking American that lives out in the desert in a fucking, and and he can’t tell us where he is. That’s weird.

Mattew Souza (05:19):

<laugh> ab normal.

Sevan Matossian (05:21):


Caleb Beaver (05:23):

It’s a little weird.

Sevan Matossian (05:24):

You, you, I, I don’t, I I just, I I stand under the shower with hot water and just rinse my hair with cold water. You, the rest of you guys, fuck not you, Caleb. The rest of you guys go to the store and buy shit with all these fancy chemicals and crazy names and are influenced by something you saw on TV and put that shit in your hair and suds it up. And then use a straightener and use a blow dryer and then use this stick with these bristles on. I mean, you guys do all have all of these weird fucking habits. I’m just normal. I just go in the shower, make the water hot, make it cold, run my fingers through the hair. I, I wonder if Susan thinks I’m gonna be late to the show. I, I’m just normal. I, I’d never had anal sex. I don’t, I don’t think about doing weird shit to girls. I, I’m, I’m, I’m normal. Not even accidentally. No. Well, I can’t. I mean, I don’t think so. I don’t think so. I’d hate to, I wouldn’t like bet my life on it, but I don’t think so. I’m just normal. I used condoms in the eighties, or no, I didn’t have sex until I was 1890s. Two thou whenever

Mattew Souza (06:22):


Sevan Matossian (06:24):

But Austin, I just want you to know I’m normal. I’m, it’s, um, I I I I don’t, I don’t wear high tops. I don’t, I’m not, I don’t sco spend hours scouring the internet for a cool pair of that shoes that like match my outfit. I, I, I just, I just put on shoes if I have to. If it’s cold outside,

Mattew Souza (06:42):

You lived in LA or your normal might be different, then you’d have to match your outfits and

Sevan Matossian (06:47):

Blow down Jeremy World. Seon. You are as normal as Danny Spiegel is the beacon of morality in the world. All right. I guess that, I guess, I guess I didn’t convince anyone.

Mattew Souza (06:59):


Sevan Matossian (07:02):

Oh my goodness. I, uh, I, I, what’s uh, interesting is I’m starting to do a lot, You know, I do this, uh, we have a lot of guests on the show and I do research on ’em. And the Black Lives Matter thing was always in, in, in all of that stuff. All, all the racism stuff, all the people who said that they were fighting racism or against fascism were acting in the most racist ways and fascist ways. And now we’ve seen the outcome of it in the last two years. If, for example, you’ve heard me say this a million times, you thought that in the last two years that you were, uh, posting your black square and being against racism, we can, we can see all the numbers now. Uh, p poverty has skyrocketed in your marginalized communities. Death and murder has skyrocketed in your marginal communities.


Uh, businesses have never closed down at a faster rate in your marginalized communities. Uh, uh, death of, uh, black man being murdered in this country has risen 34% in the last two years because of your action. And yet no one has still, no one has come out. The, the, the only thing I’ve seen anywhere in media where anyone apologizes, where we had that affiliate on, who apologized to Greg anywhere in all of media <laugh>. It’s fascinating to me. But now what’s coming around is now it’s very clear that, um, that all the people who were for the injection, now it’s very clear the things that they were saying, Hold no water because there were no studies on transmission. And now I’m doing research on all of these new guests I’m having and I’m starting, you know, and that’s another thing. It’s so hard for me to have those guests on cause I don’t wanna play Gotcha with them and bring it up. But until the show starts, it’s like in my head like, Hey, you, you, you wanted people to wear masks. You wanted to keep kids out of school and you did all of this because a talking head on CNN told you. It’s, it’s mind boggling to me. When, when do they start apologizing? When do you start getting embarrassed? You, you were accomplices in people dying. I, I, I’m so normal like that. I did. I did not, I did not not participate in that.

Mattew Souza (08:56):

Um, normal would’ve been following group. Think, I mean, guess say Salem Witch trials and keeping in, in a Halloween theme here. Think about the Salem Witch trials

Sevan Matossian (09:06):

And, and you’re using these

Mattew Souza (09:07):

Not far that one often,

Sevan Matossian (09:08):

Right? And you’re using these excuses, Well, we didn’t know. We did know. Just because you don’t know doesn’t, like, if it’s completely dark, do you just start running off in one direction and say, Well, I didn’t know cuz it was dark. That’s at, at bare minimum. You knew it was dark. Uh, Seon, um, Steven Plyler Seon isn’t happy to have his Instagram canceled. He wants to be buried under the jail. I’m, I’m not happy that my Instagram was canceled, but I’m also not, um, upset. And I think you could ask anyone around me. I don’t think, uh, you’ll ever, you, you won’t ever hear Caleb or Matt or any or my wife ever hear me be like, Oh, I’m so sad. What am I gonna do? Oh, no, there was, I didn’t even mourn it. But I’m definitely not happy. I’m happy when the oatmeal is a perfect temperature and it doesn’t burn my lips. That’s when I’m happy.

Mattew Souza (10:02):

<laugh> normal.

Sevan Matossian (10:02):

Sorry, sorry. Go ahead. Ke

Caleb Beaver (10:05):

I’m surprised you, I mean, whatever. I’m surprised you weren’t more disappointed that you lost your Instagram because of how much content was on it.

Sevan Matossian (10:12):

Like when my, So that’s very funny you say that because I posted a picture of Avi Skateboarding the other day and it, and it, and it actually did. I actually had that thought and that did hurt me a little bit. You’re absolutely right. I stand corrected.

Caleb Beaver (10:24):

Like my, my mom had, she’s a photographer too, and she just had like thousands and thousands of pictures of like, over decades of our lives, like from growing up until now, basically. And she lost her Facebook account and that was like, devastating just because

Sevan Matossian (10:40):

Why did she lose

Caleb Beaver (10:41):

It to somebody hacked it and like, disabled it essentially. And

Mattew Souza (10:46):

Oh, bomber.

Sevan Matossian (10:47):

I, I do have all of that stuff. I do have all of that stuff. It’s just not, it’s just spread out all over the Yeah.

Caleb Beaver (10:54):


Sevan Matossian (10:55):

Drives and shit. But yeah, that part did that part, um, that part is, uh, sevan. If you use the other two holes, what’s abnormal about the third? I don’t know, just that one poop comes out of, So I, I just, I, I just, I just feel like I’m just normal. I, I feel so, I, I don’t, I guess I, I don’t, I don’t like roller coasters. I don’t have piercing tattoos.

Caleb Beaver (11:25):

I’m not gonna haunted houses for Halloween.

Sevan Matossian (11:27):

No, no. I just wanna go to my friend’s yard. I am getting old though. Like, I’m doing things that old people do. I know. I’m, I’m, uh, when the kids go crazy in the house, I have such low tolerance for it. I, I feel like an old man going quiet.

Mattew Souza (11:44):


Mattew Souza (11:47):

Oh my

Sevan Matossian (11:48):

Goodness. Um, I want, I want, I wanna show you this, uh, number 19, uh, you’re gonna have to scroll down on that page a little bit, Caleb, to see the video and start it at 4 25. It’s, it’s, it’s, it’s a, it’s a small video. I couldn’t find the YouTube link. Um, if you scroll, keep scrolling down. Keep scrolling down. And while you’re finding this, uh, keep going, keep going. As far as it goes, it’s here. Oh, okay. Go back the other way. Oh, maybe they have it blocked. Go up, go up a little bit. Maybe it’s up a little bit. Oh, here we go. Take a break. Uh, no, not that. Sorry. Keep going up higher. Oh, click on that picture of Tucker Carlson. See, and see if it, No, here’s

Caleb Beaver (12:32):

The screenshot.

Sevan Matossian (12:33):

Anyway, um, it, it, it sounds like we have a 25 day supply of diesel left in the United States and in the White House press conference, they asked the guy, I don’t know why they have a guy doing it. They didn’t have that lady doing it. Um, but, uh, they, they asked the guy basically, What are you, what are you gonna do? We only have 25 days of diesel left. And his response was, I don’t have an answer for you, but don’t worry, we will keep sending, uh, oil to Europe. That was the fucking White House’s response.

Caleb Beaver (13:12):

I don’t give a shit about sending oil to Europe.

Sevan Matossian (13:14):

I know it was, it was, it was bat shit. It was bat shit crazy. We’re running, we have a 25 day supply left of diesel. He said, What are we concerned about that? And he said, I don’t have an answer for you about that now, but I do know that we will make sure that our European partners keep getting, um, uh, fuel. And it was just like, Wow. Why are we sending it to Europe? Fake news. Maybe it is fake news. But, but, but it wasn’t fake news that they asked him that in the, in the, in the, in the, uh, press conference at the White House. I watched it with my own eyes. He could have easily have said, No, we’re not running out or anything. Uh, Jeff Beko, we won’t run out of diesel. That’s literally nonsense. Cool. Uh, cool. Great. <laugh> Awesome. Well, that’s all set. Thanks Jeff. Awesome, Jeff. Uh, okay. Uh, number 20. Caller. Hi.

Speaker 6 (14:13):

Hello. Hi. How’s going on? Is this a live call in number?

Sevan Matossian (14:18):

This is,

Speaker 6 (14:20):

Oh, yeah. I was trying to, trying to call

Sevan Matossian (14:22):

In. Okay. You, you’ve achieved your goal for the day. Do you have any other goals?

Speaker 6 (14:28):

Well, I think, I think I’m behind on the fucking, uh, the damn podcast I was calling about the dang oil of the Yeah, that’s a great goal to get in. You know, I’m gonna tell JR how that I got in on it. I wish he was on the show today just to mess with him a little bit.

Sevan Matossian (14:43):


Speaker 6 (14:45):

Anyways, I was calling about the, uh, dang the, the sending oil over

Sevan Matossian (14:50):

To Europe. Yeah, you like that?

Speaker 6 (14:52):

And I was, Yeah, I liked it. I was too, too far behind. So I have no idea where we’re talking now. What’s,

Sevan Matossian (14:57):

We’re there, we’re there, we’re there, we’re still there. We’re there. You, you called at a perfect time. The only thing that’s ruining the show is that is you, but other than that, you did everything else perfect. So keep going.

Speaker 6 (15:06):

I’m glad. I’m glad. Okay. I’m happy for that. Yeah, Yeah. Who care? Why, why are we sending it to Europe? I I’ve completely, I’m completely boggled on that the whole time, but they’re never gonna give a straight answer. It’s just a bunch of bullshit.

Sevan Matossian (15:19):

So, so yeah, the article went on to say the reason why we’re sending it to Europe is to mitigate the, um, oil reduction that’s arriving in Europe because of, uh, whatever pipelines have been destroyed or whatever’s going on in the Ukraine and with Russia that basically we told those people over there, Hey, don’t worry, we’ll start sending you our oil. So that’s supposedly, uh, the reason why we’re sending it over there.

Speaker 6 (15:43):

Well, how nice about it.

Sevan Matossian (15:44):

Yeah. Great. Yeah. Unbelievable. So, so that, that, that was the logic. But Jeff Beko says not to worry. Um, so, uh, and that there’s three guys on the podcast with, um, instead of staying on subject, he’s decided to attack the messenger. This, this is a, this is some great, uh, where is that? Oh, did he erase it? I see. Uh, oh, three guys on a podcast with no sense of geopolitical or history. Brother, in the time that you could’ve written that, you could’ve explained something else that would’ve added to the show. No, he

Speaker 6 (16:18):


Mattew Souza (16:19):

Continues to

Sevan Matossian (16:20):

Shit on us. Yeah.

Mattew Souza (16:21):

And you won’t

Sevan Matossian (16:22):

Explain anything. I know. Thanks Jeff. It’s amazing.

Mattew Souza (16:25):

You’re a really cool

Speaker 6 (16:25):

Guy. My God.

Sevan Matossian (16:26):

It’s like arguing. Uh, I’m not gonna say it. I’m not gonna say. Okay. Anyway, Yeah, it’s, it’s bizarre. It’s, um, it’s bizarre in, but, but so much, I mean, I don’t know if you saw this the other day, Jeff, I don’t know if you saw this. Maybe you can enlighten us. Uh, they are going j uh, Joe Biden’s trying to pass, and maybe I have a clip of it here coming up, Joe Biden’s trying to make it so that it, if you write, if you bounce a check, that you will not be the banks. It will be illegal for banks to charge you a fee for a bounced check. And it’s because it disproportionately affects, uh, people with melanated skin and marginalized people, whatever the fuck that means.

Speaker 6 (17:07):

Who writes checks anymore.

Sevan Matossian (17:08):

But, but, but also that’s just straight fucking people don’t have, That’s just what that is, is it’s this massive push by the Democrats. And, and, and you could say Republicans too, I don’t care. But in this instance, the Democrats to absolve every one of all personal responsibility and accountability, Why don’t we just give the government all of our lands so we can absolve ourselves of picking up our trash, um, mowing our lawns, um, paying our mortgage. We could be just like North Korea, <laugh> just like them. It, it’s, it’s, it’s just complete fucking idiocy. Okay. Thank you caller.

Speaker 6 (17:47):

Yep, No

Sevan Matossian (17:48):

Problem. Thank you. You were a great addition to the show. I got some good one-liners off you <laugh>, uh, number 21. This is amazing. We’ll probably start and stop this, uh, as this, um, goes on. I just wanted you to know that as a kid, and I, I know it’s not fair. You shouldn’t just always talk, uh, from where you stand. But, but I do it a lot and I’m guilty of it. I’ll take the blame. But basically when I was a kid, I would get a job and I would start just being crazy competitive. So I got a job at a store where I was a cashier. It was like a little mini, it was like a Costco, but tiny. And they sold all stuff in bulk. And they sold, like, they sold a lot of cool stuff. It was like a drug store, but they sold everything in bulk.


And I always wanted to work the most amount of hours. I wanted to be the fastest checker. I wanted to be the guy that every single person who came through my line liked. If people were rude to me, I would just, I would, I lived to, um, bring down the aggression. I wa I I want, I wanted to be them to, to to, to just at a young age. I, I just wanted to do that. I, I didn’t think of it consciously, but I wanted everyone who passed through that line to be like, holy, like to be impressed by me, to be like, Wow. And they would, people would come through there I was 16 years old, man. Uh, people would offer me jobs while I was working there. <laugh>, that was, and I wanted to say that again.

Caleb Beaver (19:10):

That was my dream. Like whenever I was a kid and I was like bagging my mom’s groceries, I just wanted somebody to be, to offer me a job, like on the spot because of how good my grocery bagging was.

Sevan Matossian (19:19):

<laugh>. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I prided myself cuz I had to type in the price of everything. It was before scanners. And I prided myself on ha having double bags open quickly, packaging it very nicely, asking ’em, Do you want heavy bags or light lag bags? I want, and I wanted it all to be efficient. I wasn’t one of those checkers that checked and then made small talk and then bagged. I was doing everything simultaneously. I would even look at the items as they came down the conveyor, the big ones first, the heavy ones first, the shapes of them. I, it was just I’d for it. It was like fucking Tetris. It, it was the whole thing. And I lived for it. And I wanted to have the biggest paychecks. Not because I wanted the most money. I just wanted to be the hardest worker.


I wanted to be good. I appreciated a challenge. I loved it when my line was so fucking long. I loved the pressure. I loved talking to people at the end of the line. Thank you for your patience. I like the eye contact, all of it. I loved all of it by the way. It’s not easy working with me. Like, uh, these guys like Caleb Suza, Will Branstetter, Jen McDonald, they get, uh, uh, Taylor, um, uh, JR. Brian, I send texts all hours of the day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I don’t respect anyone’s sleeping hours. I don’t work like that. I don’t, I don’t do. Oh, by the way, can we guys, I’m just like, hey, why the fuck don’t we have sub clips, boundaries, boundaries?

Caleb Beaver (20:45):

I’ll go to 138

Sevan Matossian (20:46):

Texts the other day. <laugh>. Yeah. I, I I don’t, I don’t, Yeah, I believe it. I don’t, um, we’re, we’re a machine that moves forward. I don’t have to, We have a, we have a, uh, a goal and, and I’m not interested if anyone’s worried about me hurting their feelings, that that’s never my intention to make anyone look bad or hurt anyone’s feelings. But on the other hand, it’s never my intention. I’m not, we’re moving forward at all times. You did a great, I don’t make shit sandwiches for them like I do my guests. It’s just, I just fucking throw shit. <laugh>, uh, ka all von Joiner. Believe us. We know. All right. Fine. <laugh>. Hey, that, that guy, that guy did that. I, that was impressed. That guy put up his heavy grace time the other day. Did you see that in the show? I forget what it was I did, but I was, Yeah. I I’ve never done heavy grace. That’s fucking bat shit crazy. I’ve, I’ve never even clean and jerk 2 25. Do you clean, have you cleaned your 2 25 Caleb? Yeah. Have you su Yeah. Damn, damn, damn, damn. Uh, if you know, you know Uncle Joe 54 54. Wow.



Mattew Souza (22:02):

That’s like, that’s a hidden message right there. Like the 54 54. What’s happening?

Sevan Matossian (22:08):

Google’s uh, uh, Google’s Caleb’s gonna, uh, get on it.

Mattew Souza (22:11):

Yeah. Caleb’s gonna break that coat quick.

Sevan Matossian (22:14):

Uh, Tom Garrin, I managed at McDonald for 9 25 an hour and came to work to make every day a competition to be better than yesterday. Yeah. Yeah. Fuck yeah. You want, you wanna make the person who comes in there completely fucking miserable fucking leave with a smile,

Mattew Souza (22:30):

You know? You know who kills the competition amongst the, uh, team members?

Sevan Matossian (22:35):

Yes, yes, yes.

Mattew Souza (22:36):

A boss that holds nobody accountable.

Sevan Matossian (22:39):

Oh, oh, oh no. I didn’t know.

Mattew Souza (22:40):

What were you gonna, what were you gonna

Sevan Matossian (22:41):

Say? I thought you were gonna say Chick-fil-A.

Mattew Souza (22:43):

No. <laugh>. No. I always tell the story. Like we had this one boss when I was a bartender, and, uh, everybody hated him because he was a hard ass. He, he would come in, Why isn’t this done? Why isn’t this do it to spec, follow the book? You know? And he was kind of like straight down the line on everything. And everybody was, Hey, oh, I hate him. I hate John Lynn. He’s such an asshole, Blah, blah, blah. And then we got a new guy in there, this guy named Mark, and he was, wanted to be friends with everybody. It didn’t matter. That was fine. Oh, somebody else could figure it out. And quickly, the whole place just to send it into chaos. Things weren’t being done. Things weren’t prepped the night before. And it just bogged down everybody. And then since people weren’t being held accountable for not doing it, the people that did do it or created the competition to work harder said, Why the hell would I do this when I’m just gonna get either screwed with more work or the guy behind me ain’t gonna do it. And um, so that’s why they always, people always think, Oh, it’s gonna be better if we get a, a nicer boss or somebody. That just makes it comfortable for everybody rather than just driving the line and and making sure everything’s being done.

Sevan Matossian (23:39):

Yeah. A hundred percent. The grass is always greener. Yeah. All the people when we worked, worked at CrossFit stand standby. Uh, yes, I do remember that. Be. So thank you. That was a good conversation and I appreciate it. Uh, call her. Hi.

Speaker 7 (23:53):

Hey, Sivan, how you

Sevan Matossian (23:54):

Doing? I’m great. I’m excited. I, I look forward to these mornings because like, there’s just, I’m just gonna get to hang with Matt and, uh, Caleb.

Speaker 7 (24:03):

Well, first off, I wanted to thank you for all of the coverage of Rogue. You guys did an awesome job. And the team that you have is amazing.

Sevan Matossian (24:10):

Thank you. I know, it’s crazy, right? It is. And I don’t even know how it happened. I, I was trying

Speaker 7 (24:15):

Oh, all, they’re all like, the fact that you have like Taylor and like, everyone that’s actually like competed in Hiller who tried to be competitive, I feel it adds so much

Sevan Matossian (24:24):

To the show. And there’s such geeks, right? Like, they like him, Brian Taylor and uh, um, uh, JR Howell, they’re such geeks. John Young. John Young text me throughout the weekend after every event and said, Hey, I’m ready if you need me. And I, I could,

Speaker 7 (24:38):

Oh yeah, they love it.

Sevan Matossian (24:39):

Great. Thank him enough. Brian from Barbell Spin came on with fucking three minutes notice. Yeah. The everyone’s great. Tyler Watkins said he was at up, up at Bad the whole time, ready to go. I mean, I, It’s cool. It’s really cool.

Speaker 7 (24:52):

Oh, it’s so cool. But I do, I have a, So my question is what your thoughts are about the online L one?

Sevan Matossian (25:00):

I would never do that. They offer it. I would never do that.

Speaker 7 (25:04):

So I took it

Sevan Matossian (25:05):


Speaker 7 (25:06):

Because of Covid. Okay. And, uh, I had a, my, my old gym, my coach wanted me to, or we had a, the owner of the gym asked if I could start helping coach. And I was like, Yeah, that’d be great. Like, thing would be fun to do. So I took the online L one and I just don’t like, I, I personally, I don’t think it offered me, like, other than the classes, which would, I mean the online format of all their, all the information is perfectly put together. But then, like my class was just a five hour zoom call and you’re like watching people squat, you know, and other parts of the country, which is cool. But you know, they’re on like a two by two Zoom, you know, thing. So I just be like,

Sevan Matossian (25:50):

So it’s live. I

Speaker 7 (25:51):

Like they’re missing an opportunity.

Sevan Matossian (25:52):

Let me ask you this. So it’s live.

Speaker 7 (25:56):

Yes, it’s live.

Sevan Matossian (25:57):

That, that part is actually pretty cool. When I think of the, excuse me, the L one level one, uh, the CrossFit seminar, uh, level one. I always, when I picture it being online, I always think, um, that it’s not live. That you just watch videos at your own pace. The fact that it’s live does make me

Speaker 7 (26:15):

Like, so, so you take a test, so you, you go through all the information it takes about, I mean, it takes a couple days to go through cause there’s so much information. So

Sevan Matossian (26:22):

You’re actually facing, you can see the other people in the class and you can actually see Chuck Carswell going, Okay, everyone’s stand up and let’s start squatting. And it’s real time. Yes. You can be like, Hey Chuck, your shirt looks nice today. And he’ll be like, Thank you. It’s a real person.

Speaker 7 (26:35):

Yes. Okay. You can do that. Okay. I just feel like, I feel like af after like what you talk about, like the L one and stuff, I just feel like I missed out on an opportunity to like actually be in person and go through the class.

Sevan Matossian (26:48):

I think you did. Here’s why. Cause

Speaker 7 (26:51):


Sevan Matossian (26:52):

I don’t the culture Talk about it. Yeah, go ahead. Sorry.

Speaker 7 (26:56):

Well, how you talk about it, like, you just make it like you feel inspired and so excited to go back and improve and cross. And like, I have started taking CrossFit, like competitively lies. Like we just, like, me and my friends do a bunch of local comps and stuff and we love it. It’s super fun. But I just feel like I missed like the coming back to a gym and being super motivated and excited that I took my L one, I feel like that’s the part that I missed. And I just feel like because CrossFit’s offering it, like, I think it’s great that they can, you can do online in L one. I just feel like you’re missing so much without, like, I just feel like I missed that motivation and energy to like spread the L one to people because it was online. I didn’t get that like, experience in person.

Sevan Matossian (27:42):

What I noticed about the level ones, all the level ones I’ve taken and all the level ones I’ve filmed is, this is the part I can’t ever imagine being transferred online is the culture. So I go in there with all my judgments. I see all the wallflowers, I see all the douche bags. And by the end I like everyone there. I appreciate the douche bags, the wallflowers that are longer wallflowers. The old lady and the fittest guy are now friends. They’re talking and, and, and, and those trainers there in that place, they facilitate that. They put you in a situation where all of you kind of become a team to get better. And that’s what goes back to the, um, affiliates. That’s, I I really do think that’s why the affiliates are like that because the owners of the affiliates got that culture and now they’re like, Holy shit, I wanna spread that culture with this nutrition and with this movement.


And that’s where the whole cult thing comes. And so you, you, I I’m, I have to guess that the shared suffering component, all the fri chit chat, the fun, the talk meeting, the strangers, like if you go to L one, you’ll meet every single person in in your L one. You’ll know them all by the end. Oh yeah. And, and I just can’t imagine getting that online. It’s like, it’s like summer camp that you never went to the camp and spent the night and got to sneak out in the middle of the night. It’s like, what the fuck? Oh yeah, exactly. That’s 80% of summer camp.

Speaker 7 (28:55):

So I guess my point is do you think they should even offer it as an

Sevan Matossian (28:58):

Online? No. Me neither. Kill it right after Covid. It was necessary. I don’t, And I, but I also know it’s hugely successful for them. But no, I do not think they should. Oh, it is. Cause

Speaker 7 (29:08):

That was my whole point is I just thought that they, as a company, especially with like new management and stuff, I mean, I get it during Covid, but I feel like now that’s over. There’s, I mean, yeah, if it was ever over, ever started, you know what I mean? I feel you. But um, but now that like all that regulations and stuff are off, I just feel like there’s no need to even offer it. Cause if you go on their, if you go to the website right now and you look at it, all the online ones are sold out.

Sevan Matossian (29:36):

Yeah. It

Speaker 7 (29:36):

It, and I just feel like they’re missing so much by offering it online instead of having everyone come in person. Cause I just, I mean, I feel that I miss now and I’m like, when runs out in three years or whatever, I wanna take it again, but I wanna go in.

Sevan Matossian (29:51):

Yeah. I, it’s, I, I I have not taken the online. I cannot imagine, I mean,

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