More Than Ordinary



Advice on how to succeed at work, parenting, sports, school and anything else that crosses our mind. Perspective without being pretentious.


  • Freestyle Judo Author Steve Scott

    14/11/2019 Duração: 22min

    More Than Ordinary guest Steve Scott has written 19 books on judo and other martial arts, wrote and copyrighted the freestyle judo rules and spent 50 years teaching and practicing combat sports.

  • Drunk Podcasting Advice with Julia

    29/08/2019 Duração: 32min

    Julia and AnnMaria take turns drinking shots of peppermint schnapps and giving each other advice, They touch on everything from risk-taking to parties to reality TV. Despite the shots, Julia's advice on starting a career in the entertainment industry makes a lot of sense. AnnMaria has some advice on budgeting, requested by Julia.

  • Social Media, Mental Health & Rental Wives

    11/08/2019 Duração: 36min

    Dani Marie and AnnMaria discuss what led to the Rousey Effect blog and "Messages to Ronda", Dani's struggles with mental health and support for those with mental health issues. They also dive into social media, both the negatives (weirdos!) and the positives. The two also discuss the challenges and motivations for starting a business and AnnMaria's brilliant (in her opinion) idea of the Can-do.

  • Student Debt, Corporate Shills & Judo

    01/08/2019 Duração: 35min

    More Than Ordinary - the podcast that makes you smarter. How do you balance international competition, graduate school and a career? Chris Round, former Olympic hopeful and current environmental scientist joins AnnMaria De Mars to discuss current events from climate change to student debt to the difference between corporate life and startup culture.

  • Dave and AnnMaria Fix Judo

    25/07/2019 Duração: 27min

    Is there a place in judo for adult, non-competitor players? Can adults come do judo in a gym for fun like they do Brazilian jiu-jitsu or even basketball? We discuss these questions with Judo Chop Suey podcaster, Dave Roman. We also talk about work-life balance. How do people find time to have a job, a family and work out? Also, what's going on with 7 Generation Games these days?

  • So, you want to be a professional gamer

    14/07/2019 Duração: 21min

    Wonder what it takes to become a professional gamer? Do people really spend ten years trying to reach the professional level in esports like they would for say, basketball? What happens after your professional gaming career is over? Is there anything you learn from it that can be applied in the real world? All these questions and more are answered in our latest interview with UYU President, Drew Kim.

  • People who believe in you when no one else does

    06/07/2019 Duração: 42min

    Jason Harai, Round 2, where we talk about the people who teach judo at the YMCA, how training camps still count even if you don't post on Instagram.

  • Running an esports team with your mom? Meet Drew Kim

    30/06/2019 Duração: 27min

    What's it like running an esports team with your mom? Yes, you read that right and it's exactly what Drew Kim started doing after his first career as a music producer.

  • Not everyone speaks English and other lessons from Chile

    16/06/2019 Duração: 21min

    What's it like living in Chile and the misconceptions Americans have. Interview with Daniel Mondaca Plaza, Strong Mind Studios Country Manager for Latin America.

  • Jason Harai Asks AnnMaria Judo Questions

    07/06/2019 Duração: 31min

    Part 1 of the interview with Jason Harai of Ippon Judo Dojo in Washington. He turns the tables and asks AnnMaria questions about judo.