The latest Planet Hawkins Podcast is with Gavin McInnes. Although I have done some others I’ve really liked, this is my favorite one to date.
You may have seen Gavin on Fox News, heard about him about being deplatformed by various social media outlets or heard about the controversy over the group he founded, the Proud Boys. Gavin McInnes is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center for falsely claiming that the Proud Boys are a hate group. You can help fund that lawsuit which is being handled by top-of-the-line First Amendment lawyer Ron Coleman at Defend Gavin. I put my money where my mouth was by chipping in $100 and I’d encourage you to do the same.
During the podcast, I asked Gavin why Vice turned out to be such a successful website. His answer was profound and I think you’ll find it’s applicable in a lot of areas in your life. Enjoy this edited version of the conversation and then listen to the podcast.
John Hawkins: There are an awful lot of people who’ve done websites with great content that have never taken off like VICE. Looking back on it, why was VICE successful? How did it draw so much traffic? Investors? Did you have a traffic source? What made that so successful?