The CaveCast is a podcast recorded in the Salt Cave at Floatopia hosted by the co-founder of Floatopia, James Michaels and radio personality Hip-Hop Mike.
The CaveCast features local business owners, comedians, health professionals, athletes, artists, musicians, stock and bitcoin specialist, nutritionists and more.
Floatopia is a host to so many different many people with interesting backgrounds, stories, and educational information, we decided that we should introduce them to you with a podcast!
Hope you enjoy!
MEET THE HOSTS
On this first episode, James and Mike discuss how Floatopia got started, what Floatopia is, their own personal background and how they ended up doing this podcast together!
They also discuss the guests that they've talked to already and future guests to come.
JAY DIPIETTO OF HEMP SMARTS HOLIST HEALING STUDIO
Jay Depietto joins James and Mike to talk CBD! Jay is known for opening up Long Islands first CBD Holistic Healing Studio on Long Island. Despite the limitations with being a pioneer in a field which is. still heavily unregulated, Jay is adamant about bringing CBD to the main stream. A lot of people don't know the benefits of CBD and how it can be a natural way to remedy so much from ADHD to muscle tensions. Jay is an expert when it comes to the stuff so if you're looking for a first hand education he's the guy.
FMW MEDIA FOUNDER & CEO, VINCE CARUSO
FMW Media Founder / CEO Vince Caruso joins James and Mike in the Floatopia Wellness salt cave to talk everything from ticket sales to crypto. Talking about his float experience, Vince also tells his story to the guys about how he got into media as an investor and built a business empire over the years by being a genuine guy. Mike's mind is blown as Vince discusses buying up domain names in the 80's putting him way ahead of his time as he still is today while exploring the world of cryptocurrency. This episode is a must hear for anyone interested in business and culture combined.
STAND-UP COMIC /PODCASTER
The very funny host of "Cheaper Than Therapy Podcast" Mick Thomas joins James and Mike after his first float experience at Floatopia. They talk about the backstory of Mick moving to the US from Irland, getting into stand-up comedy, taking advantage of the all the free time during the quarantine, running marathons, his first float experience and even aliens. One of the funniest CaveCasts yet!
RETIRED UFC FIGHTER/ L.I.MMA & ISLAND KAVA OWNER
Local Long Island Native Ryan Laflare talk with James and Mike about New York gym government shutdowns, retirement from UFC, coaching local up and coming MMA fighters, and opening one of the first Kava Tea bars on Long Island! Ryan has a real passion for Kava Tea and he gets in detail about the uses, benefits and why he opened up a Kava Tea bar on Long Island.
COMIC ANTHONY DIDOMENICO &
DJ JUANITO FROM HOT97
Comic Anthony D is a stand-up comic and Host of the "WW Bro Podcast". James and Mike talk with Anthony about his weight loss journey loosing over 200lbs on Weight Watchers, his stand-up comic career and the challenges of being as big as he was on stage and off.
James and Mike are also joined by DJ John from Hot97. DJ John talks about his first float experience at Floatopia and also being on Weight Watchers!
It's a very inspirational podcast about overcoming the challenges of weight loss and achieving goals.
TREVOR ZABAR FOUNDER OF CROHNE'S CRUSADERS
Trevor gets into detail about his own journey using the power of eating the rights foods to heal from his own chronic illness, Crohn’s disease. He also gets into detail about how conventional medicine is not always the answer; your body and nature know best. Along with the importance of gut ecology and experimenting with natural food sources to assess your body’s response.
His story is extremely captivating and very informative.
RACHEL RAPPA FOUNDER OF COASTAL CRAFT KOMBUCHA
James and Mike sit down with Rachel Rappa, the founder and owner/operator of Long Island based Coastal Craft Kombucha. Rachel goes into detail about how she turned a "booch under the bed" home brew into a successful local kombucha manufacturer. They also get into the benefits of kombucha and what the future is for Coastal Craft and more.
NYPD'S MOST INFAMOUS COP
Michael Dowd, star of the popular Netflix documentary "The Seven Five"...Maybe he's part cop, maybe he's part gangster but one thing for sure, he's one of the most interesting and charismatic people we've had on the CaveCast. James and HipHop Mike sit down with Mike Dowd on the CaveCast after his first time floating in a sensory deprivation tank at Floatopia. They spoke about Mike's documentary "The Seven Five", being labelled as "The Most Infamous Cop in NY History", his time in Federal prison, growing up in Brooklyn and Brentwood Long Island, and so much more. You don't want to miss this one.