The Indy is the Santa Barbara Independent’s podcast, hosted by Molly McAnany. On this week’s episode, we sit down with Shaun Tomson, former World Surfing Champion and Noah benShea, philosopher and best-selling author of 20 books that have inspired many around the world. 

Together, they wrote The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive and Ride Life’s Waves, which talks about paving a path of purpose in life. We discuss their serendipitous collaboration, letting go of the past, and finding connectivity with others. The book was written and published right here in Santa Barbara, and they have already begun their local book tour.

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All music for this episode written by Molly McAnany.

Sources referenced on this episode:

The Surfer and the Sage Trailer

Shaun Tomson: Live the Code

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