Unlocking

Pursue Your Passion

Dark fiction and MMA author, Mark Tullius, and yogi, Anthony Johnson, explore the positive experiences that have helped transform them into happier and healthier individuals. 

#109 Unlocking: "Twenty-Third District"

Mark explains how a hip-hop dance lesson with his daughter kept him from competing in jiu jitsu. He also talks about a new plan for improvement and mentions another book he'll create with a friend in his Try Not to Die horror series. He also narrates the short story "Twenty-Third District" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days Plus 5 More. (11:50)

#108 Unlocking: "Seventeen Soldiers"

Mark takes a close look at his use of time in 2017, breaking down the amount of hours spent on his hobbies and health. He also plans his 2018 and narrates the short story "Seventeen Soldiers" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (31:20)

#106 Unlocking: "Twenty-Two Pine Avenue"

Mark hangs out with co-author, 10th Planet purple belt, and Tales of Macaque podcast host, Marshall Stamper. He also narrates the short story "Twenty-Two Pine Avenue" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (44:00)

#105 Unlocking: "Twelve O'Clock High"

Mark talks about his Monday where he stopped by Kings MMA, trained at 10th Planet Oceanside and 10p San Diego along with a fun visit to his brother's. He also narrates the short story "Twelve O'Clock High" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (23:00)

#103 Unlocking: "Two Minutes to Midnight"

Mark discusses how his fear of CTE from all the brain damage he accumulated over 14 years of football, boxing, and MMA is now motivating him to begin a new nonfiction project. He also narrates the short story "Two Minutes to Midnight" from his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days" Plus 5 More. (20:15)

#102 Unlocking: Dawna Gonzales

Mark talks with Dawna Gonzales, the host of Mat Therapy and an actress who has narrated a couple of his projects, including this episode's short story, "Mutual Understanding" (46:15) Dawna talks about her upcoming competition at the Onnit Invitational, what martial arts has done for her, why she enjoys teaching women in her self-defense program.

#100 Unlocking: "Twenty-Twenty"

Anthony Johnson returns for a very irreverent episode 100. Talking yoga, MMA, tattoos, confessions, Messiah related porn, giving away a dog, and trying to figure out what the hell's wrong with Mark.
(33:50)Includes the Unlocking the Cage prologue
( 50:30) And the dystopian short story "Twenty-Twenty."