Hustle & Motivate

Hunter Radenslaben - Founder & CEO of Athlete Nation

An episode of Hustle & Motivate

By Joker Mag
Interviewing real-life underdogs in the world of sports, entertainment, and more. They reveal their blueprint for conquering obstacles and overcoming adversity on the path to greatness. Brought to you by, the home of the underdog.
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Collin Saring - Professional Arena Football QB (Pt. 1)
One summer night after his sophomore year of college, Collin Saring's life changed forever.  He spent two and half months in the hospital with a brain infection and was in a coma for two weeks. When he finally came out of it, his mind had regressed to the state of a child.  He needed to re-learn everything -- how to walk, how to talk, and how to go to the bathroom on his own. Today, Collin Saring is a professional arena football quarterback for the Gulf Coast Fire.  This is his story. SHOW NOTES [4:01] Why Collin Saring's football career didn't start until 7th grade[ [10:55] Taking advantage of a career-changing opportunity [14:17] What it was like being teammates (and rivals) with future NFL players [21:05] A late start to the recruiting process and how mental toughness carries you through adversity [32:45] Sticking around to train through the summer and the night that changed everything Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
April 18, 2019
Dan Lazzaroni - Former Professional Pitcher & Creator of The Wave Method
Dan Lazzaroni a former professional pitcher who endured a rollercoaster of ups and downs throughout his career. He spent time bouncing around the indy leagues before signing a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.  After rising through the ranks, all the way up to Triple-A, a shoulder injury threw his career off the rails. With his dream all but over, Dan had a revelation. He calls it The Wave Method, describing it as "a technique and discipline of how to use the body to properly release a baseball while utilizing the energy within and around oneself to produce maximum efficiency, consistency and velocity." SHOW NOTES [7:57] Dealing with an uncertain future while pursuing a lifelong dream. [9:48] Exactly where Dan's inner belief comes from. [11:09] How Dan landed his first pro contract and the mind-boggling whirlwind that immediately followed. [18:25] What it was like to be traded, lied to, released, and picked up by an affiliated team over the span of 24 hours. [24:21] The many reasons why minor league numbers don't always tell the whole story. [29:14] Processing the realities of a career-ending injury. [35:11] Finding a new purpose in life and the beginnings of The Wave Method. [43:07] The goal of The Wave Method and why it's 100% free. [50:33] Dan Lazzaroni's biggest piece of advice for those dealing with adversity in life. Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
March 27, 2019
André Butler - Assistant Baseball Coach at Penn State University
André Butler went from being barely recruited to a Division 3 school, to being an assistant coach on one of the top Division 1 baseball programs in the country. Coach Butler started a movement at Penn State called the "Graveyard Mentality".  He describes his outfield as "a place where the hopes of base hits are laid to rest". The "Graveyard" has helped to not only energize his players but is also a huge reason that the team is off to such a hot start this season. Hustle & Motivate is brought to you by, the home of the underdog. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
March 21, 2019
Manny Espinal - MLB Reporter
Manny Espinal is a Major League Baseball reporter for Big Sports Bulletin and Canal America, a news station in the Dominican Republic. Based out of New York, Manny spends a lot of time at both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field throughout the season interviewing players. In our conversation, Manny gives us a behind-the-scenes look into the life of a professional sports reporter. You can follow Manny on Twitter @_Manny95 Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
February 22, 2019
Matt Morrison - Director of MLB at LW Branding
Matt Morrison put in serious work before finding his home at LW Branding, a boutique branding and marketing agency working with professional athletes such as Kirk Cousins, Matt Carpenter, Brent Suter, and more. His insane work ethic and genuine nature is a reason he's been able to get to where he is today. In this episode, Matt tells his story and provides insights on how to build a career in the sports industry. Check out LW Branding at Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
February 15, 2019
Jesse Bradley - Former Professional Goalkeeper
Jesse Bradley is a former professional goalkeeper who played in Africa and Scotland. He’s also a radio host, podcaster, author, and pastor at Grace Community Church in Auburn, Washington. Since he was 3-years-old, Jesse's mission was to be a professional athlete. He played three sports in high school and was a goalkeeper at Dartmouth where he won two Ivy League championships. While Jesse was playing professional soccer in Zimbabwe, he was prescribed a drug called Lariam to protect against malaria. The controversial drug built up toxic levels in his system, forcing him out of the game and into a battle for his life.  Through those dark times, Jesse learned extremely valuable lessons that can help anyone dealing with adversity. You can find out more about Jesse at! Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T. 
February 7, 2019
King Blitz - Rapper, Producer, and Songwriter
Before he won Lost Reality Music's $10K contest, King Blitz was grinding on the independent circuit. Through years of raw determination, passion, and unwavering self-belief, he broke through the noise and emerged as the label's new breakout artist. You can keep up with King Blitz at Intro music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T. 
January 31, 2019
Tanner Reklaitis - Writer & Coach
A few years ago, Tanner Reklaitis was a sophomore NAIA pitcher throwing 81 mph.  Then, one day, he decided he was tired of being average.  After a grinding away on the Driveline training program six or seven days a week for two years, he topped out at 95.9 mph, putting himself closer than ever to being a legitimate draft prospect. Today, he’s helping retired athletes transition into life after sports. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
January 22, 2019
Corey Taylor - Writer & Motivational Speaker
Corey Taylor was born with a severe facial deformity and has spent the last 30 years of his life inspiring others and showing them that you can overcome any obstacle put in front of you. This is a man who's been through a heck of a lot more than most people and has kept a positive attitude the entire way. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
January 15, 2019
Hunter Radenslaben - Founder & CEO of Athlete Nation
Athlete Nation started as a Twitter account in 2012, when Hunter Radenslaben was just 12-years-old. Heading into his freshman year of high school, Hunter lost his mother to cancer. It was during that time that he made the decision to create something bigger than himself. A place to share uplifting messages that would create a positive impact on the world around him. Today, Athlete Nation is a sports media company helping athletes, brands, and athletic programs share stories that matter. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
December 20, 2018
Coach Joe Hart - Average Is The Enemy
A year ago, Joe Hart decided to change his life for the better. After detoxing his social media and getting back in shape, he made the decision to start sharing his message with the world. That message? Average is the Enemy. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
December 13, 2018
Anthony John - Long Island-Based Rapper
Quiet and shy growing up, Anthony John turned to music as an outlet. Through consistent hard work, his confidence grew over time. And it's taken him a long way. A short time ago, he won the Funk Flex freestyle contest. Today, he's an up-and-coming artist who's worked with the likes of established hip-hop heavyweights such as Cassidy and Mark Battles. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
December 7, 2018
Russell Wilde - COO of Front Office Sports
Russell Wilde joined the Front Office Sports team after founder Adam White posted in the University of Miami's Facebook group asking for some help with a new project. Since then, they've built their publication into an authority in the sports business industry. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
November 26, 2018
Nicolas Sebastian - College Dropout Turned Online Entrepreneur
Just a year ago, Nicolas Sebastian was playing Fortnite in his college dorm room. Now he makes a full-time income online. And he's made it his mission to help you do the same. It all starts with your mindset. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
November 13, 2018
Kat Kallergis - Steadicam Operator in The Film Industry
Chatting with New York-based Steadicam Operator, Kat Kallergis. From working at her father's restaurant to shooting the opening monologue of Saturday Night Live, Kat's pursuit of her dreams is filled with lessons we can all learn from.
November 6, 2018
Jacolby Gilliam - Founder of 9INE POINT Magazine
Chatting with Jacolby Gilliam, a walk-on Division 1 athlete at Oklahoma who built his own sports media platform called 9INE POINT Magazine. It's an athlete-driven platform with the goal of inspiring athletes to achieve their version of greatness. Jacolby has found a way to overcome every obstacle put in front of him, and his journey will teach you how you can do the same. Presented by, the #1 destination for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 29, 2018
Brandon Friederich - Maxim Staff Writer & Billboard Contributor
Chatting with Maxim Magazine staff writer and Billboard contributor Brandon Friederich. Hailing from a small town in Iowa, Brandon worked his way into a role with one of the most popular men's magazines in America. His never-say-die attitude will show you what it takes to reach your goals. Presented by, the #1 destination for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music kindly provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 26, 2018
Jah’Fear Toler - Brand Builder & Motivational Speaker
Chatting with Jah’Fear Toler, a 19-year-old entrepreneur with a truly special outlook on life. Jah’Fear is an aspiring motivational speaker currently building a lifestyle brand in college. His infectious energy and positive spirit will undoubtedly inspire you to go for your dreams. Presented by, the #1 destination for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 22, 2018
DJ Scher - Social Media Marketer in the Music Industry
Chatting with DJ Scher, an 18-year-old making serious moves on multiple fronts. DJ is a social media marketer, working closely with both established and up-and-coming artists in the music industry. He’s also a YouTuber and future college baseball player. His work ethic and mindset at his age is second to none. Listen in on our insightful conversation and learn lessons you can apply to your own life and business. Presented by, a place for ambitious young hustlers seeking a fresh perspective. Music provided by TYSHii & A.N.T.
October 16, 2018
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