The Get Real or Die Trying Podcast

Hosted by Amadon DellErba

By Global Change Media

A free-form podcast about transformation, growth, and purpose; elevating and expanding the super-conscious mind while honoring the down-to-earth wisdom that keeps us grounded and real.

"Nothing you do matters, unless what you do matters." Amadon DellErba is on a journey of self-mastery. Join him in the exploration of the spiritual, psychological, intellectual, and emotional elements that make up the mortal life.

Equal parts profound and profane; sacred and secular, "Get Real or Die Trying" is a reality check for a world becoming increasingly more unreal.

Ep. 27: Anarchy vs. Spiritual Hierarchy

In this podcast Amadon DellErba discusses anarchy vs. spiritual hierarchy.  In response to the corruption we see in politics and governments today many youth embrace anarchy, but does it work?  Recognizing the need for change, in 2011 and 2012 Amadon and the Global Change Media team attend...

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Ep. 26: Patience & Perseverance - Righteousness vs. Self Righteousness

In this podcast Amadon DellErba reflects on patience and perseverance by commenting on a video he shot five years ago on self righteousness vs. righteousness. We humans can so easily adopt a holier-than-thou attitude.  The “reformed smoker” syndrome is real and we can probably all r...

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Ep. 25: Unity Without Uniformity

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba discusses unity without uniformity, a concept from The URANTIA Book. In our world today that is so divided in so many ways, the attainment of unity can feel like an impossible goal; but it isn’t.  What inhibits and what fosters unity among people? An encou...

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Ep. 24: Listening As A Spiritual Practice

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba explores the art of listening as a spiritual practice and the difference between listening vs. hearing. Amadon introduces the concept of triune listening; listening with the heart, mind, and soul. Truly listening to others with a desire to understand and empathize wi...

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Ep. 23: Interview with Masud Olufani - Multidisciplinary Artist, Activist, & Writer

In this podcast Amadon DellErba interviews Masud Olufani, a multidisciplinary artist, activist, & writer, based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a follower of the  Bahá'í faith; the host of “America's Most Challenging Issue,” a podcast about racism in America; and the co...

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Ep. 22: Ascension Science - The Fusion of Spirituality and Science

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba discusses Ascension Science, the fusion of spirituality and science, and how this way of identifying truth can assist our spiritual growth process. He speaks about the parallels of the practical application of scientific approach to discovery of knowledge to spiritua...

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Ep. 21: Interview with The Machine Gun Preacher - Sam Childers

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba interviews Sam Childers, the real Machine Gun Preacher. Childers is a full-time missionary and faith minister who remains loyal to God’s calling for him; to rescue children from the war-torn conditions of southern Sudan, Africa. He reached popular notoriety i...

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Ep. 20: Ode to My Mother - Niánn Emerson Chase

In this podcast Amadon DellErba reads “Ode To My Mother” a poem he wrote for Niánn Emerson Chase. He pays tribute to this “Cosmic Woman of Grace” who many consider to be a modern-day living saint. Niánn Emerson Chase is a direct descendant of tran...

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Ep 19: Spiritual Life Lessons from Boxing, UFC, MMA, & Other Combat Sports

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba talks about the spiritual life lessons from boxing, UFC, MMA, and other combat sports. In the ring of life, we can learn a lot from the champions of discipline and self-mastery. Professional athletes display a level of fortitude and commitment to their goals that we ...

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Ep 18: Self-Awareness - Growing Out of Self-Importance

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba discusses self-awareness and the importance of growing out of self-importance. In the pursuit of self-mastery we have to go through the painful process of ego death; becoming more aware of our true self and less invested in our false identity.  Self-importance,...

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Ep 17: The Duality of Man: Human Nature vs. Spiritual Nature

In this podcast, Amadon Dellerba discusses the Duality of Man - Human Nature vs. Spiritual Nature. Through recent self-work, he shares some prose that he wrote about his own personal shortcomings and his goals for overcoming his lower nature in the pursuit of his true nature. Part of getting real is...

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Ep. 16: Interview with Fitzgerald Pucci, host of Deconstruct podcast

On this podcast, an interview with Amadon DellErba & Fitzgerald Pucci, host of the Deconstruct podcast. Together, they discuss a wide range of topics including masculinity, the role of balanced men in our society; alter egos, the facades and personas that we carry masking our true selves; and pu...

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Ep 15: Being a Protector | The Role of a Man as Father and Spiritual Warrior

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba talks about being a protector and the role of a man as a father and spiritual warrior to his family and loved-ones. He delves into the difference between being a provider versus being a protector and looks at the historic role of father/protector/warrior vs. the mode...

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Ep 14: Confrontation vs. Carefrontation | Effective Conflict Resolution

In this podcast Amadon DellErba discusses confrontation vs. carefrontation and effective methods of conflict resolution and deep, meaningful communication. To be a righteous man or woman, we must have the courage and vulnerability to confront others, and be grateful when we receive correction. "Rig...

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Ep. 13: False Idols & True Heroes

In this podcast, Amadon DellErba looks at celebrity worship; the false idols that are looked up to in American 'culture.' He also looks at what constitutes a true hero, a selfless servant.  Western society is addicted to social media like Twitter and TikTok. We idolize rock stars, movie stars,...

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Ep. 12: Hypocrisy

Amadon Dellerba gets real about hypocrisy - having a pretense of being something we are not. He discusses personal hypocrisy in relation to systemic hypocrisy that is often found and recognized in religious organizations. There is a difference between our inner ideals, our silent process of interna...

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Ep. 11: Interview with Peter Bigfoot

Amadon DellErba interviews Peter Bigfoot, a survivalist, naturalist, herbalist, and legendary mountain man who lives deep in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, Arizona. Peter is founder and director of Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance where he passes on his vast body of knowledge to ...

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Ep. 10: White Privilege

In episode 10, Amadon DellErba discusses white privilege and systemic racism in America. He recalls his own experiences protesting injustice, police brutality, and the militarization of the police in various cities across the country. Amadon speaks from the heart “at the risk of being misunder...

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Ep. 9: Interview With Brigitte Mars

Amadon DellErba interviews Brigitte Mars - herbalist, author of 14 books, professor, & natural chef with close to 50 years of experience in her field – to explore health in these times of global pandemic & the body/mind/soul connection to our wellbeing. Brigitte teaches Herbal Medicine...

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Ep. 8: Drop the Facade!

In Episode 8 Amadon DellErba delves deeper into what it means to “get real” in his exploration of what it means to “drop the facade”.  What masks do we wear, consciously or unconsciously, to appear how we think we should be?  Or how we think others want us to be? O...

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Ep. 7: Fight or Flight? ...Neither

In episode 7, Amadon DellErba talks about the fight or flight response that arises for us when we are met with certain situations in life. Ultimately, we should neither fight or flee. We need to shift our attitudes from reactions to responses; reactions being more emotional. He talks about being an ...

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Ep. 6: Know Your Limitations

Amadon DellErba discusses knowing your limitations and boundaries. He recalls past times when he was forced to accept his own limitations through pain and suffering.  Ambitious souls often push the boundaries ahead of appropriate timing. Amadon sees boundaries and limitations as weaknesses...

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Ep. 5: The Pursuit To Balanced Masculinity - Part II

Amadon DellErba discusses “The Pursuit to Balanced Masculinity.” Part two of a two-part podcast. Part I was released as Episode 4. In this episode, Amadon discusses men's lack of willingness to be disliked, high standards, and failure. Balanced masculinity is a practice of self...

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Ep. 4: The Pursuit To Balanced Masculinity - Part I

Amadon DellErba discusses “The Pursuit to Balanced Masculinity.” Part one of a two-part podcast. Part II will be released as Episode 5. In this episode, Amadon poses questions many men ask themselves about identity and masculinity. “What is it to be manly?” Balanced masculini...

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Ep. 3: Fear Prevents, Courage Provides

Amadon DellErba discusses the fact that fear prevents us from becoming who we are meant to be and limits us in our growth towards self-discovery. Fear and courage are linked to accountability and responsibility. Amadon considers fear to be a ‘mind killer.’ The Master considered fear...

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Ep. 2: Envy is Weakness. Honor is Strength

Amadon DellErba discusses the lower human traits of envy and jealousy and how they can be blind spots in our growth. Using multiple sources, he examines what great minds of the past have said about the vice of envy. He also explores the virtues of honor and recognition, and the value of having...

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Ep. 1: "What does it mean to be real?"

Amadon DellErba shares his inspiration for starting the podcast, what to expect, and what not to expect in the episodes to come. He states his case for what he has to offer as a spiritual warrior poet, expressing his opinions, insights, and perspectives on living the optimum life. The pursuit o...

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