The Donut Show Ep. 013: Philosophies About Life and an Interview With Near-Death Experiencer Val Rampersaud


Episode 013 of The Donut Show is unlike any other previous podcast we’ve released… We interview the great VAL RAMPERSAUD about his amazing life and his near-death experience. This show is a little more subdued and much less random than our other episodes, but we hope you enjoy the experience as much as we did.

“I live to die and die to live.” — Val Rampersaud

SHOW NOTES for Episode 013:

1. Welcome | Intro
— Special guest Val Rampersaud

2. An Interview With Val Rampersaud
— The story of Val’s near-death experience
— Inner strength
— The early years of Val’s life
— The beginnings of Val’s business empire
— Val’s club ownership and wild days
— Conversion to a Christian and church-going man
— Val’s Justin Bieber connection

3. Our Personal Philosophies About Life
— Val: I live to die and die to live.
— Willis: One day at a time.
— Keith: Life is about trying.
— Jason: Better safe than sorry — and — Everybody can be happy (at the same time).
— Val encounters his assailant years later…
— Val the inventor; Val’s second awful injury
— Val talks money and business
— Val helps at-risk youth
— Val helps revolutionize the growth of medical marijuana

4. Willis’s World
— Women and relationships
— Meaning behind the name The Donut Show
— Val’s favorite donut

5. The Men’s Department
— Val: Men need to be men (and what that means)
— “Man Up” – what does it mean?

6. Considering the Cinema with Jason Pyles
– Theater: Last Vegas (2013)

7. Are You Getting Fat?
— The benefits of cold-press juicing
— Val recommends checking out Liquid Life

8. Natalie’s Book Corner
Glimpses Beyond Death’s Door by Brent Top and Wendy Top
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander

9. Word of the Day | Trivia
Word of the Day: Keith
Trivia: Willis
— Toronto’s scandalous mayor

10. Donut Time
— iTunes review

11. Closing

We’d like to thank the sponsor of our show — Bee Potion. And we’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song.


Val’s book recommendation: The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren

Toad the Wet Sprocket’s New Constellation

We highly recommend Eclectic Audio – a podcast review site!

Check out our friend Matt Warren’s What Do You Know? app

Keith’s plugs:
Keith on Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Willis’s plugs:
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror movie podcast
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)

Jason’s usual plugs:
The Dave Eaton Element
Jason’s band’s music video: Brief Relief
Jason’s BIG Movie Podcast: Movie Podcast Weekly — listen to Episode 050!
Jason’s little Movie Podcast: Movie Stream Cast
Especially for HORROR MOVIE FANS: Horror Movie

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4 thoughts on “The Donut Show Ep. 013: Philosophies About Life and an Interview With Near-Death Experiencer Val Rampersaud

  1. Terribly disappointed in the Val episode. Shame on you Willis for being so rude in telling the world you were bored by your guest. You owe Val an apology as far as I’m concerned.

    I think Keith may as well; for interrupting Val all the time. Very nerve-wracking. Enjoyed the show up to this point . . . this one bombed!!

    And primary host , Jason you should have given them hell!

    And with all due respect to your guest; I was waiting, and waiting, and waiting to hear what he experienced while dead . When you hear someone say they’ve had a death experience; most follow-up with what they experienced while dead!

    Stick to the old format.

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