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The David Binkowski Podcast

The David Binkowski Podcast

By David Binkowski
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Javier Hernández, Author of "Puerto Rico For Puerto Ricans - Why It Will Always Be That Way"
Author Javier Hernández joins David to discuss his new book Puerto Rico for Puerto Ricans - Why It Will Always Be That Way.  Topics include: :03 Colonialism, Puerto Rican culture and nationality :13 English and Puerto Rico's class system :16 The myth of Puerto Rico Statehood :20 Why Statehooders hate Casa Pueblo :23 National Rail/Transit for Puerto Rico :26 2014 GAO Report :30 The Reality of Taking Congressional Seats :34 Financial Independence and "Puerto Rico: The Economic Case for Sovereignty" :36 The Need for Election Oversight in PR Elections :42 Electoral Alliances :49 Immigration and Xenophobia If you enjoyed this episode please subscribe and rate us on Apple and Spotify Podcasts!
June 20, 2022
The No Mamba Mentality NBA Finals Game 5 Recap + Game 6 Preview
In this mini episode, David eats (a little) crow for his NBA Finals Game 5 predictions, recaps keys to the Warriors win/Celtics loss, talks about what to look for in Game 6 and calls out Jayson Tatum.
June 16, 2022
NBA Finals with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
We're smack dab in the middle of the NBA Finals and SportGrid CTO Arturo Galletti joins the pod to talk C's, Dubs, Brad Stevens, Danny Ainge, Steve Kerr and how the Celtics are up 2-1 headed into a pivotal Game 4 in Boston. We also talk Lakers hiring Darvin Ham and what the Utah Jazz should do next.
June 10, 2022
NBA Playoffs with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
We're back! SportsGrid CTO joins David Binkowski to talk NBA Playoffs, including recaps of the first round series, the almost closed out series and those that could go to 7 games. 
April 27, 2022
NBA Western Conference Wins with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
The Western Conference win/loss totals episode! Plus we definitely do not talk about Ben Simmons and best bets to win the West and each Division.
October 19, 2021
Frank Garza
College sensation and National Player of the Year Luka Garza's father, Frank, joins TDBP on this historic day for the Garza family as Luka signs his first NBA contract with the Detroit Pistons.
September 24, 2021
SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
Episode 26 is HERE and we are talking: 🎤 Comedian Norm Macdonald 🏆 NBA Hall of Fame 🏀 NBA Eastern Conference Over Under Win Totals and Bets Give us a follow on Twitter @tdbpofficial and @dbinkowski and as well today's guest Arturo at @AmericanNumbers and if you're seeing this on Apple Podcasts a 5 star rating. Gracias!
September 21, 2021
Manuel Alvarez Rivera and JPIP's Ian Piovanetti and Gabriel Torres
The 25th episode of TDBP is a two part episode with Manuel Alvarez Rivera (@malvareezrivera) and JPIP San Juan's Ian Piovanett (@JPIPSanJuan) and JPIP Bayamón's Gabriel Torres (@JPIPBayamon). In the first part, Manuel goes over the 2020 Puerto Rico election data to discuss trends that are impacting the growth of the PIP and MVC parties and decline of the PNP and PPD parties. The next segment is a discussion with Ian and Gabriel from JPIP (Juventud Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño) who organized and attended an island-wide gathering of JPIP members in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. In this episode we discuss: - Voting trends in Puerto Rico - Outcome of Juventud in San Lorenzo - Five myths about Puerto Rico independence
August 23, 2021
SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
Episode 24 is HERE and we are talking: 🏀 NBA Eastern and Western Conference Finals 🐴 Rick Carlisle and the Mavs new Front Office 🎰 NBA Draft Lottery, the Pistons number 1 pick and a surprise in the Warriors future? 💉 Who's Juicin'? Give us a follow on Twitter @tdbpofficial and @dbinkowski and as well today's guest Arturo at @AmericanNumbers!
June 25, 2021
Inauthentic Social Media Episode w/ BotSentinel Founder Christopher Bouzy
BotSentinel Founder Christopher Bouzy joins the pod to discuss the latest tweaks made to the BotSentinel ahead of the US 2022 midterm elections and David reveals research showing suppression of support for the now former public Puerto Rican power line repair company AEE.
June 07, 2021
Comedian and @30RockTree Creator Matt Haze
This episode's guest created the wildly popular @30RockTree Twitter account where he tweets as the infamous Christmas Tree at 30 Rockefeller Center -- and sometimes with The Today Show's Al Roker. Matt is also a podcasting and content expert who also grew up in the midwest, moved to NYC and is now living in Puerto Rico. We also talk about his viral tweet thanks to the Phildelphia Flyers mascot Gritty. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @matthaze and the tree at @30RockTree. Enjoy!
May 17, 2021
The Puerto Rico Episode with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
There are two bills going to the US Congress to deal with Puerto Rico's status; one for statehood and one for self determination. While both look unlikely to pass, with self determination garnering more support than statehood, Arturo (@AmericanNumbers on Twitter) and I look at the reality of the situation, where the US is at and some ideas for moving Puerto Rico forward to help the people now.
April 29, 2021
Parallel18 Operations Director Eduardo Padial
Puerto Rico is rich with entrepreneurship and a budding ecosystem that is supporting 18 accelerators/incubators. In this episode Eduardo Padial, Operations Manager at Parallel18 (or P18) joins me to talk about his background, the history of Paralell18, the programs they're currently working on and how you can get involved. If you're an entrepreneur, investor or company looking to dive into the growing startup culture in Puerto Rico this is well worth the listen to get caught up on existing opportunities. Apply for Gen 9 at
March 30, 2021
SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
We are BACK! Arturo (@AmericanNumbers & @DataStrictly) helps kick off 2021 by joining the pod to talk: 🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 🏀 NBA, including the 2021 season to date (New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and their "Process", Troy Weaver, Lamelo Ball, Blowing up the Warriors, Utah Jazz playoff chances, LA Lakers problems) ❓ Who's Costco Harrison Barnes? 🎓 NCAA Tournament prediction 📣 Podcast recommendations and Twitter follows 🎸 Plus a new intro written by my brother Matt!
March 16, 2021
SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
Join David as he talks NBA with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti. In this episode we talk NBA Draft, Westbrook and Harden potentially leaving the Rockets and Dave eats a tweet.
November 13, 2020
Kindred Co-Founder Ian Schafer
Society is demanding more from businesses. Businesses are demanding more from their leaders. That's why Ian Schafer, former founder of digital agency DeepFocus, launched Kindred. Hear how he pivoted the company post-COVID pandemic and how he and the 100 OG member companies are paving the way for socially responsible businesses.
October 23, 2020
Adweek Creative and Innovation Editor David Griner
Join TDBP as my guest, Adweek Creative and Innovation Editor and podcast co-host of "Yeah, That's Probably An Ad" David Griner sits down to catch up and talk about the state of the advertising industry, where it's headed, how many push ups he can do since quarantine started and much more.
October 08, 2020
Bot Sentinel founder Christopher Bouzy
Join me as Christopher Bouzy, founder of Bot Sentinel, talks about his efforts to use machine learning to rid the Twittersphere of paid trolls and bad actors, the challenges that come with it and look ahead to new features and platforms to help squash disinformation from spreading.
October 01, 2020
NBA Finals with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti 🇵🇷
Arturo is back to recap Eastern and Western Conference Finals, give a preview of the NBA Finals including our picks, NBA Head Coach vacancies and the future needs of Lebron and the Lakers.
September 30, 2020
NBA Conference Finals talk with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
It's time for the NBA Conference Finals so SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti re-joins the pod to talk what we've seen from the Lakers, Nuggets, Clippers, Jimmy Butler and the Heat and ponder if Denver is one player away from a chip. There's coaching talk (cough, cough Doc) and so much more. Plus, get gambling tips for the rest of the NBA Conference Finals.
September 17, 2020
New Hampshire Democratic Candidate for State Representative Carlos Cardona 🇵🇷
At age 17, Carlos Cardona became the youngest elected person in New Hampshire's history when he was elected to the local school board. Flash forward to 2020 and he just won the primary for State Representative with a shot to be elected the first LBGTQ Latino in state history. Did I mention he's Boricua too? 🇵🇷 Join us for an enlightening discussion on politics, homophobia, Puerto Rico and more.
September 09, 2020
Talking NBA with SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti
In this episode of TDBP we're joined by Arturo Galletti, CTO of to talk NBA playoffs including the second round, Scott Foster and his influence on games, coaching matchups and picks for each series. Plus, we look ahead at potential Conference and NBA Finals matchups and who we think Steve Nash should add to his bench.
September 04, 2020
Record Label GM Patti Hauseman
Episode 10 of TDBP features Patti Hauseman, a music industry veteran (Former GM of Big Picnic Records, former Arista, Virgin & more) who joins the pod to talk about working the last 25 years in the music business, the Seattle and Atlanta music scenes, a lil' gossip and our takes on who is the most overrated artist or band of all time.
September 03, 2020
Word of Mouth Marketing Veteran, Author and Fizz CEO Ted Wright
Ted Wright, author of Fizz: Harness the Power of Word of Mouth Marketing to Drive Brand Growth and CEO of word of mouth marketing firm Fizz joins the pod to talk about how to create a successful word of mouth marketing campaign, how he created the chocolate milk for athletes campaign  and social media advice for businesses.
August 28, 2020
Awesome Labs Co-Founder and's Bob Troia
Bob Troia (@bobtroia), Co-founder of Awesome Labs, joins me for Episode 8. Bob is a technology innovator who understand data and uses his genius to help people understand themselves better through technology. 
August 21, 2020
SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti 🇵🇷 is BACK
Arturo (@americannumbers) is BACK on TDBP to talk odds and betting the opening round of the NBA playoffs, who he likes in each matchup and how you can make money hedging your bets.
August 15, 2020
MediaNut's Josh Sternberg
Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) writes a daily media-focused newsletter called MediaNut. He's a former Editor for Adweek, NBC News, WaPo and Digiday and his writing has appeared in Atlantic, Pacific Standard and The Awl joins Dave to talk about the history, current and future state of the US media, his guitars, Phish concerts and more. Subscribe to Josh's newsletter at:
August 13, 2020
Lawyer, Diversity Consultant and Author Bärí A. Williams
Bärí A. Williams (@bariawilliams) is a Lawyer, Consultant, Author of "Diversity in the Workplace: Eye-Opening Interviews to Jumpstart Conversations about Identity, Privilege, & Bias" and former Tech Operations for Facebook and Stubhub. She joins the pod to discuss how companies can recognize and tackle the issue of privilege and bias in the workplace, her testimony to the US Financial Services Committee's Equitable Algorithms: Examining Ways to Reduce AI Bias in Financial Services Task Force, the inherent bias in data and algorithms and how she unknowingly got a retweet from former Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons Coach and current ESPN commentator Stan Van Gundy..
August 11, 2020's Brooke Binkowski
Truth or Fiction's Brooke Binkowski (@brookylnmarie on Twitter) joins TDBP to talk fact checking and disinformation, facism, immigration, social media, the media and journalism's role in combating bad actors.
August 06, 2020
SportsGrid CTO Arturo Galletti 🇵🇷
CTO of SportsGrid Arturo Galletti (@americannumbers) joins this emergency pod to talk Puerto Rico, nuclear weapons, gambling and the restart of the NBA regular season.
July 29, 2020
Miss Universe Puerto Rico Isis Casalduc 🇵🇷
Join me in Episode 2 as Miss Universe Puerto Rico Isis Casalduc (@isiscasalduc) talks about how she went from growing up in the hills of Puerto Rico to winning Miss Universe PR as a 16 year old, meeting Donald Trump, living in Germany, her favorite place in the world to travel and what it's like training for a triathlon. 
July 27, 2020
Author Scott Raab
The Author of "The Whore Of Akron" and "You're Welcome, Cleveland", and ESPN 30 for 30 producer of "Believeland" Scott Raab (@scottraab64) kicks off the first episode of my podcast where he talks writing for Esquire and GQ, his books, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, getting a tattoo with Dennis Rodman and more.
July 21, 2020