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1 on 1 with Don Drew

1 on 1 with Don Drew

By Don Drew
In depth interviews with your favorite characters from the sneaker universe and beyond tackling the most relevant happenings in sports, music, pop culture, business, current events and of course...sneakers.
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The Game is The Game with Sockjig
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with Sockjig which begins with short origin and some background info on what a sock jig actually is. The conversation turns to the viral clip of Sean Wotherspoon on this show talking about how he loves Nike and hates adidas. They talk about how that clip will play now that Sean is working with adidas. Drew tells a story about that SW and the marketing campaign for Superearth. The move on to bots, cook groups and reselling. Of course, there is pizza talk towards the end. To find out more about this guest, check out his Twitter and Instagram,  @Sockjig. Check out his blog as well on sockjig.com. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast or would like to advertise, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
52:44
September 4, 2020
Quarantined with Kids & The Sneakers App with DJ Matt Bain
DJ Matt Bain joins Don Drew 1 on 1 to discuss being locked in the house with kids during the Covid shutdown. They share stories and experiences and discuss challenges that many parents face in this unprecedented time. The conversation transitions to the Sneakers app where Matt gives Drew the rundown and unpacks the ins and outs of this social networking app for sneakerheads.  You can find DJ Matt Bain on Twitter & Instagram @DJMattBain and you can find the Sneakers app by searching the app store in the social networking category or go to www.sneakers-app.com. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast or would like to advertise, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
51:16
August 26, 2020
PGA Tour 2K21 with Shaun West
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with Senior Producer for PGA Tour 2K21, Shaun West. Shaun talks about how he went from working construction to doing quality assurance for HB Studios and worked his way up to Senior Producer. They get into the details of the game and what went into bringing it to life. They talk about some of the pros and courses chosen, the MyPlayer feature and course design. Shaun goes into what he wants the game franchise to become and looks ahead to the future.  You can follow Shaun on twitter @_shaunwest and check the game out by following the @PGATOUR2K. The game releases to the public on 8/21/2020. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast or would like to advertise, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
31:25
August 11, 2020
The Hater Misses Nothing with Corgishoe
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with the legendary Corgi Shoe. They start out with a quick run through the current state of the sneaker game and look at where resell is with platforms like Stock X. Corgi talks about his time at Supreme and what sneaker content he likes and doesn't like. He gets into his current passion working with LA's homeless population and gives some eye opening information about this huge problem. There are some in depth thoughts on social media and the impact it has on society as well. Drew & Corgi cover a lot of topics in the wide ranging interview.  Check out Corgi's resale page on Instagram @Corgishoe and his homeless interviews can be found also on IG at @LA.Homeless. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast or would like to advertise, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:03:53
August 3, 2020
Crack it Open with Matt Lucia & Kyle Powers (aka Guru)
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 (well really 2 on 1) with Matt & Guru from the Crack it Open podcast. Drew opens the pod with Boston venom immediately and then the guys get into an interesting discussion on the explosion of the sports card trend. They discuss the infusion of sneaker resellers and players into the hobby and how similar tactics used to buy limited shoes are in play with sports cards. There is some MLB and NBA conversation and predictions as sports begins to start back up after a COVID induced hiatus and then Drew slaughters Boston as an overrated food city.  You can find the guys on twitter @matt_lucia and @GuruOpensCards and you can check out the Crack it Open podcast on YouTube and all podcast platforms. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:13:28
July 16, 2020
Urban Necessities with Jaysse Lopez (TwoJsKicks)
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with co-owner of the well known consignment boutique, Urban Necessities, Jay Lopez, better known as Two Jays Kicks. The episode starts with talk about UN and what the brand stands for. Drew and Jay talk about the key master machines and get into the legitimacy of early pairs. Jay talks about his come up from being homeless to his partnership with the multi-billion dollar retailer, American Eagle. He talks about selling pairs for well known people like Mayor and Jimbo Slice. He talks about some of the tech improvements that he's trying to make at UN and what's next for the brand. You can find Jay on Instagram & Twitter, @TwoJsKicks and on his You Tube Channel, also named Two Js Kicks. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:18:36
July 3, 2020
The Mainstream Sneaker Guy with Jacques Slade aka Kustoo
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with Jacques Slade AKA Kustoo. The episode starts with Drew & Jacques talking about the current state of the country with COVID and all of the protests & inequality issues. They talk about You Tube and Jacque's climb to the top of the platform and debate how much luck is involved in that level of success. Jacques talks about being a rapper and trying to make it as an entertainer in music and films before turning to you tube. Kustoo discusses his role as a person with influence and how he will use that to impact society and they debate whether or not big companies and brands will sustain their current level of enthusiasm towards improving equality. There is some golf talk as the episode winds down with Kustoo talking about some of the celebrities he has worked with like Tiger Woods, Karl Anthony Towns, KD and Kobe Bryant. You can follow Jacques on Twitter & Instagram, @Kustoo and check out his You Tube channel by searching Jacques Slade. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:14:06
June 25, 2020
NBA Coming Back! with Julien Rodriguez
On this episode of the 1 on 1 podcast, Don Drew is joined by Julien Rodriguez (@juicemanji on twitter & IG) to discuss the NBA restart and format. A lot of NBA talk and banter, Juice gives some predictions and takes and they run through the 22 teams and their chances. Towards the end there is some MLB banter and talk about how the Houston Astros skated without really facing the music. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:01:53
June 12, 2020
Not Just One of the Guys with Kimberley Martin
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with ESPN NFL reporter, Kimberley A Martin. The episode was taped last week before the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. This incident has captivated the nation so Kimberley hopped back on to quickly discuss the impact that it's had over the last week on athletes and people throughout society. In the originally taped interview, Kimberley talks about playing basketball growing up, being an "enforcer" like Charles Oakley and her rise to ESPN as a journalist and obstacles she's faced covering sports as a woman. She talks about the potential effects of COVID-19 on journalists and sports reporters and what sports could look like in a post COVID world. The conversation turns to the "Rooney Rule" and why there aren't more minority head coaches and front office execs in the NFL. There's some sneaker and style talk towards the end before they wrap up. You can follow Kimberley on Twitter @ByKimberleyA and on Instagram @KimberleyMartin and you can catch all her work on ESPN. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:05:35
June 2, 2020
State of StockX with Josh Luber
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with Stock X Co-Founder Josh Luber. The conversation starts with Josh discussing his role with the organization and company infrastructure. He talks about dealing with significant challenges over the last few months and some of the key initiatives going forward including the IPO program, trading cards & global expansion. Josh discusses the business in the current & post COVID climate and how his team has had to deal with the pandemic.  You can find Josh on Twitter & Instagram, @JoshLuber or check out stockx.com.  If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
55:46
May 26, 2020
Kicks on Court with Nightwing
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with Chris AKA Nightwing2303 of Weartesters. The conversation starts discussing basketball performance reviews and some of the brands & styles that Chris dives into most. He talks about his start in the industry at Sneakerfiles and how he carved out his lane reviewing basketball shoes. He talks about a run in with a major blog which gave him an important education in trademark laws and caused him to rebrand. We unpack the last dance and what MJ meant as a basketball player and as a sneaker icon. Of course there's some LeBron, MJ, Kobe stuff and more sneaker talk.   You can find Chris on Twitter & Instagram, @Nightwing2303. The performance reviews are available on the Wear Testers You Tube channel and on Weartesters.com. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
57:04
May 19, 2020
Get Ready 4 Combat with Premium Pete & Dallas Penn
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 (well really 2 on 1) with Dallas Penn & Premium Pete to pay homage to the legendary Combat Jack Show. Dallas starts by discussing the origin of the show and how it came to be. Pete jumps in to talk about his involvement and some more show history. Both guys give an overview of the podcasting medium, how it evolved to what it is today and the influence of The Combat Jack Show in that space. They shared stories and talked about their favorite episodes & moments from "The Spaceship" as well as some tough or difficult times that they had to overcome with the late great Reggie Osse. They remember Reggie as a pioneer in the industry. You can follow Premium Pete on Twitter & Instagram, @PremiumPete and you can find his podcast on all platforms by searching for The Premium Pete Show. You can follow Dallas Penn on Twitter & Instagram, @Dallas_Penn.  If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:35:07
May 12, 2020
The Lunatic Fringe with Jason Koeppel
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with President of NYSF Magazine, Jason Koeppel. The conversation starts with Jason describing the origin of the magazine and how it came to life. He goes into detail about his passion for the NY Jets organization and how that passion began a successful campaign to get former GM John Idzik fired and a failed one for current Head Coach Adam Gase. Jason then opens up about getting a media credential, having it revoked, receiving cease & desist letters from the organization & how they threatened to sue him. It's a wild ride detailing heated battles with members of the front office.  You can follow Jason Koeppel on Twitter & Instagram, @NYSFmag and you can check out the magazine at nysfmag.com. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:01:48
May 5, 2020
4th and Long with Jesse Holley
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with former NFL player, Jesse Holley. Jesse discusses his humble beginnings and the obstacles he overcomes to achieve his goals. He talks about being a two sport star in high school and college, including the wild recruiting trips along the way. He goes into what life is like as an un-drafted free agent rookie, failure, and then his incredibly unique rise to a career with the Dallas Cowboys. Jesse shares a story about his time at training camp with the New England Patriots during the summer of the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation.  You can follow Jesse Holley on Twitter, @Mr4thAndLong and you can watch Jesse on the reality show "4th and Long" which is available on iTunes.  If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:16:23
April 28, 2020
Uncivilized with Mr Foamer Simpson
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with You Tube creator, podcaster and apparel brand mogul, Mr. Foamer Simpson. Foamie talks about his experience playing pro basketball overseas, his upbringing in & around NYC and his relationship/partnership with his brother. We discuss what went into the growth of his You Tube channel, the finances behind it and the possible future of You Tube as a platform as well as whether or not ignorant comments on social media get to him. You really get to know Foamie in this interview and who he is as a person and as a creator. Lastly, there is a very important discussion on NYC pizza, how it compares to other cities like Chicago and New Haven and whether or not certain prior guests have been unfair in their criticism of it. You can check out his You Tube channel by searching Mr Foamer Simpson and follow his Twitter & Instagram @mrFOAMERSIMPSON.  If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:04:36
April 21, 2020
Is it the Shoes? with Reham Habib
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with former Jordan Brand & Nike executive Reham Habib. She talks about her rise from clothing & streetwear companies to being an executive for the most recognizable athletic sneaker & apparel company on the planet. She goes in depth on that experience and how it took her all over the globe. She shares her thoughts on fakes, replicas and unauthorized pairs from a Jordan brand perspective, living & working in Shanghai. Reham also talks about being a woman of color in a male dominated industry and what it took for her to ascend & the challenges she had to overcome. She shared stories about working with G-Unit in the early 2000s and the impact of Kanye leaving Nike & joining adidas.  You can follow Reham Habib on Twitter and Instagram, @RehamHabib. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
59:40
April 14, 2020
Green Jackets & Gang Green with Mark Cannizaro
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with legendary sports columnist & author, Mark Cannizaro discussing the effects Covid-19 is having on sports, and the impact of the postponement of the iconic Masters golf tournament as well as potential long term effects on sports journalism as we know it. Mark talks about his book "7 days in Augusta" and gives some insight on some of the key players in the game today. At 36:07 the conversation shifts to the NFL and the New York Jets. Mark gives his thoughts on Coach Adam Gase, the Jets organization as well as some of his colleagues in the media.  You can find Mark on twitter, @MarkCannizaro and read his columns at nypost.com. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
1:10:00
April 7, 2020
Qulture Vulture? with Qias Omar
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with one of the most successful creators on You Tube, Qias Omar. His channels, QrewTV & QrewKicks have more than 1.8 million subscribers in total. Qias goes in depth on how he grew his channel to be one of the biggest on You Tube, where he started, how the public sees him vs what his reality is and how he feels about his "haters".  You can find Qias on Twitter & Instagram, @QiasOmar and on his You Tube channels QrewTV & Qrew Kicks. If you have any questions or comments about this episode or any other episode of the 1on1 Podcast, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram, @TheDonDrew.
59:23
March 31, 2020
Fat Kid Everything with Scott Bregante (BaseLaRock)
Don Drew goes 1 on 1 with founder of Fat Kid Mafia, West Coast Pro Wrestling, and Co-Founder of Fat Kid Deals, Scott Bregante aka BasedLaRock. Based talks about where he came from and how he built one of the most successful affiliate link companies on the internet and an entire professional wrestling organization from the ground. Then, he slanders NYC pizza and argues with Don Drew about several legendary NYC pizza joints. You can find Based on Twitter, @BasedLaRock or on Instagram, @FatKidMafia. For great deals on all kinds of stuff, check out @FatKidDeals on Twitter. If you have any questions or comments about the show, you can email Don Drew at thedondrew@me.com or hit him on Twitter & Instagram @TheDonDrew.
54:45
March 24, 2020