The Little Pod That Could
By Kevin Turner
We believe in the power of stories! We analyze successful people and organizations through understanding their stories. Thanks @oregonkid.93 for the intro/outro beat.
#82 What is the Greatest TV Show of All Time?
Today, I'm breaking down the potential candidates for the GOAT TV Show. I give some background, talk about why certain shows can't be the best and then give you my pick as the winner along with the top 4. This topic sparks a lot of debate. If you think I'm an idiot, let me know. Tell me what I missed. Tell me why my pick was spot on! Bring it on!
June 16, 2022
#80 Why Your Content Sucks and How to Fix it with Michael Richeson
I have admired Michael for awhile. He makes incredibly engaging content and is humble and self deprecating, a rarity in the marketing space. He openly shares how he continues to help his clients improve their engagement and make better content. Spoiler alert, it's not to get a certain type of camera. I learned a lot about how to make better content from our conversation and I hope it helps you too. If you are interested in making better content, this is a must listen.
June 07, 2022
#81 How to Be a Better Leader and Grow Your Twitter
Jacob is an old friend and currently works for the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. He has been helping people improve their leadership skills for nearly a decade. He also has built a 20K plus Twitter following organically. He is a thoughtful and skilled communicator. We breakdown some of his thoughts on leadership and how he grew his social media presence. I learn a lot every time he is on. You can find him on Twitter @mrjacobespi. On his Twitter, you can find links to his newsletter and his upcoming leadership online course.
June 07, 2022
#79 How Churches Are Navigating the Pandemic and Why Cobra Kai is Awesome!
Today's guest is the senior pastor at Creekside Bible Church. We have been friends for probably 20 years, but haven't talked in a long time. We reminisce, talk about his experience leading a church, and discuss the merits of Cobra Kai. We had a fun time and even if you're not into religious content, I think you'll like this episode just because Chad is a great guy! We did have some trouble with the internet so a few sections are choppy Sorry, I did my best to edit it out. He also has a new podcast out called, Testimony, where he talks to people about their story of how they became a Christian. It is available on all major platforms. His first guest is Grayson Boucher, aka The Professor, who has dodged my podcast for the time being. His second guest, episode just posted, is Jacob Espinoza, who was cool enough to be on this pod as well (Ep 49 if you want to check it out) You can follow Chad on Instagram and again you can find his new podcast on Spotify, Apple Pods etc. Thank you again! Hope you're having an amazing week!
February 07, 2022
#78 Brendon Hates the Professor and Betty White
Brendon comes back on the pod to talk about Covid in sports, why he thinks the Professor sucks at hoops and can't name one thing Betty White is in, but claims she's a legend. We also talk Yellowstone and Cobra Kai. We were all over the place, and I couldn't have had more fun! Thank you as always for supporting, listening, sharing and all that!
January 31, 2022
#77 Lose 20 Pounds By Breathing and Freezing, My Conversation with Colten Anderson
Over the past 3 years, Colten has become one of my closest friends. This last year, he really got focused on his health and has made huge strides. We talk about that and get into the specifics of his routine. We also talk goals, TV shows, and a bunch of other stuff. We had a good time and I played too much with my new sound effects that I figured out. Anyway, thanks as always for listening! You guys rock!
November 22, 2021
#76 Tackling the Tough Issues with Casey Kulla, Gubernatorial Candidate for Oregon
The podcast is really getting a glow up. We are official now. I had a chance to talk with Casey Kulla, who is running for governor in the state of Oregon. And, I pulled no punches. We talked about the homeless crisis, the violence in Portland, the issues with police, and more. I appreciated him taking the time to have a discussion with me. You can find more info about Casey on his Instagram @caseykulla or at his website: https://www.kullafororegon.com/
September 10, 2021
#75 How a Mustard Packet Helped Him Finish a Half Ironman, My Conversation with Jake Fohn
Jake and I get caught up and talk about his recent experience competing in a half Ironman in Salem, Oregon. Jake is a CPA and certified badass. We talk about his training, his time running with Nat Borchers (who he didn't know at the time), and even his Lil Eddie days. If you want to know more about him, you can check him out on IG @jakefohn. Thanks as always for listening! This is good one!
September 08, 2021
#74 Should You Start a Podcast? My Conversation with Matt Cox, host of the Saucetown Stories Podcast
I talk with Matt about a bunch of stuff. We talk about the origins of his podcast, what we've learned from podcasting, and the importance of good communication skills. We had a fun time and there was a lot of good info discussed. As always thank you for listening, subscribing, etc! I hope you're having a restful summer and you can check this out while you're hiking!
August 02, 2021
#73The NBA Playoffs, 5 Questions and Steve Nash's Hairy Knuckles
Brendon and I are back. We break down the first week of the NBA playoffs. We then did a cool thing where he asked me 5 personal questions and then I returned the favor. We then finished with a new segment we came up with on the spot, that leads to Brendon talking about Steve Nash's hairy knuckles. We laughed a lot, shared some cool stuff and tried to sound like we know what we're talking about when it comes to hoops. If you like it, please share, subscribe, and all that good stuff! Video version will be out next weekend. Don't forget to subscribe to the Youtube channel and click the bell so you never miss an episode!
May 31, 2021
#72 Chasing His Major League Dreams, My Conversation with Alex Emerson
Alex Emerson is an outfielder for the Portland Mavericks minor league baseball team. He shares his story of coming out of a two year retirement to tryout and make the team. He talks about his training schedule, the tryout process and what he was thinking when he hit a grand slam last weekend. He also talks about the college recruiting process. We had a fun time and I hope you are inspired. If you want to get tickets or stream the game you can visit the link here. You can also follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
May 22, 2021
#71 How Social Media Influencers Make Money and Grow Audiences, My Conversation with Conner Bobay
Social Media Influencer, Conner Bobay talk about what it was like to become famous on the internet in high school, how he grew his audiences, what he's up to now and the upcoming Youtubers vs TikTokers boxing event. You can check out his podcast on Youtube. You can also check out his Instagram. He also is trying to get on the undercard of the Youtubers vs TikTokers boxing event. To vote for him text Conner Bobay to 310-388-6763. As always, thank you for listening. I get some kind of awesome feedback every episode! It makes it all worthwhile. I hope this finds you well and brings you some value!
May 10, 2021
#70 Explaining the David Dobrik Scandal and Why You Should Care About It...Even if You're Over 30!
Brendon is back on the pod so we can discuss the current controversy surrounding David Dobrik. We break down why it matters and how it's relevant in the ever changing culture. We also talk about some other random topics, but I think as celebrity culture shifts, this is an important situation to understand. Thanks as always for listening, subscribing, sharing, etc. I left the new logo as the episode artwork because it's just so sick! Thanks to Matt Maghan for this awesome new logo!
April 22, 2021
#68 Get Fit and Still Eat Panda Express, My Conversation with Mason Shultz
Mason Shultz is a bartender, fitness expert, model and athlete. He has been featured in ads for Nike, Adidas, Dicks and Lululemon. He shared about his journey and opened up about how he stays in great shape and how he has learned to make it a lifestyle instead of the extremes. He is thoughtful and had a bunch of wisdom to share. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. If you want to know more about him or his girlfriend (who is also a fitness expert) check out their Instagrams. Mason's is here and Erica's is here.
March 28, 2021
#69 Can You Make Money With Sports Cards, My Conversation with Mike Gioseffi
Big episode today. Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know the sports card market is SUPER hot right now. My guest, Mike Gioseffi, is an expert in the card market and one of the hosts of the Sports Card Nonsense podcast powered by the Ringer and Spotify. We break down the grading system, as well as how collectors who have been out of the game for decades can get back into it. We talk about all aspects of the hobby and even if you're not interested in sports cards, it's an entertaining and interesting conversation. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast where ever you listen to or watch your podcasts. If you want to know more about sports cards, you can listen to the Sports Card Nonsense podcast on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can also check out their website here or their IG here
March 21, 2021
#67 Trader Joe's protests, Tiger King doesn't get pardoned, Cobra Kai is legit, and We Build Our All Time NBA Teams
My friend Brendon and I cover a bunch of topics. We are all over the place. It was supposed to be a podcast mostly where we argue over our all time NBA teams. But, we also covered why you suck if you protest masks at retail locations. I also ride hard for Cobra Kai and talk about how disappointed the Tiger King must be to not be eating McChickens right now. Was the last episode about COVID and this episode we talk about Tiger King not getting pardoned? Yup. Also, I'm still learning the new software I'm using. I know the audio wasn't great on the pod with Miranda about COVID. The video version is posted and the audio is a little better on Youtube. If you want to see old pics of Brendon you can find his IG here. Thanks for hanging with me as I work out the kinks with the new gear and new software! I appreciate you!
March 03, 2021
#66 A Nurse's Perspective on COVID, My Conversation with Miranda Hire
I had a chance to talk to Miranda last week. We talked about all things Covid, from her experiences at the beginning of the pandemic, to the vaccine roll out. She also tells a gnarly story about one of the worst things she's seen in the ER. I honestly cut it kind of short cause it was making me queasy. Anyway, Covid is a highly polarizing topic. We did our best to just report her experiences and what she has noticed. It can be difficult to know who is telling the truth, so I wanted to get a perspective of someone who is actually doing the work on the ground every day. You can find out more about her by connecting with her in Instagram. Thank you again as always for listening! Make sure to subscribe on the platform of your choice! I appreciate you!
February 16, 2021
#65 David Dobrik Almost Killed Him with a Pine Cone: My Conversation with Alex Neumann
Alex Neumann aka New Alex is a recurring member of David Dobrik's vlog. We talk about how he navigates the two vastly different worlds he lives in. We also talk about his near fatal pine cone fight, his different moments in David's vlog, and his love of sports. He incorrectly picks the outcome of last weeks NFC championship game...don't bet against Tom Brady I guess. This was an awesome behind the scenes look at what fame looks like in 2021 as more attention drifts to the internet. Alex and I laughed a lot! I hope you enjoy the episode. As always, thanks for listening. This would be a cool episode to share (hint hint lol). If you want to connect with Alex check his Instagram. You can check out his new podcast, the Down Bad Podcast on their Instagram or on Spotify.
January 29, 2021
#64 Beahr is Dropping New Music: Braden Taylor is Back and He's Beahring Gifts!
Braden Taylor aka Beahr makes a triumphant return to the pod! This is his trilogy episode! He talks about his new single, Sacrifices, out now on all major platforms. We get caught up on pandemic life and then talk about his new project. You can stay up to date with him by following his Instagram. Also, we sure to like his artist page on Spotify or wherever you get your music. If you want to check out the producer he's been working with his Instagram is here. We also talk about his girlfriend and her acting career. You can find her Instagram here. I always enjoy chatting with BTay!
January 25, 2021
#63 Backpacking in Asia During a Pandemic: My Conversation with Hunter Christenson
I sat down a few weeks ago with Hunter Christenson. He was in the middle of a backpacking trip through southeast Asia when COVID hit. We talk about his trip, and having to change plans because of the pandemic. We also talk about local businesses through his experience working at Basil and Board. It was cool to hear his global perspective on the beginning of COVID. His instagram and Facebook are the best places to connect with him. As always, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND CHECKING OUT THE POD! I am trying to improve the product so I'm using some new software, so my mic sounds like I'm recording on to an 8 track. Sorry, it will get better as we go. His audio sounds great though. I hope you're staying safe and finding a way to thrive.
January 19, 2021
#62 Running a Restaurant During a Pandemic and How to Improve your Grilling Skills: A Conversation with Roger Schneider, Pitmaster at Roger That BBQ
If you live in Oregon and haven't been to Roger That BBQ in Salem, you are definitely missing out. I sat down to talk to Roger Schneider, owner and pit master at Roger That. He tells the crazy story of how he opened the business and how he has navigated the restaurant industry during the pandemic and gives a few tips to improve your grilling skills. Toby, my dog decided to kick the power cord out at the beginning of the podcast, so I missed the first few minutes. Sorry about that. If you want to know more about Roger That, you can check out their website, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. If you want to call in your order ahead of time or to order some merch, you can call them at 503-363-6716. The YouTube channel Roger talks about in the pod is here.
December 31, 2020
#61 Trips to Austin to See Chappelle, The Comedy Store Doc, and Did Joe Rogan Jump the Shark, My Conversation with Bryan Bowman
Bryan Bowman returns to the pod to talk about his trip to Austin to see his favorite entertainer, Dave Chappelle in person. We also breakdown the Showtime documentary on The Comedy Store and argue about whether the Joe Rogan podcast is better or worse than it was 5 years ago. (Spoiler alert, I say it's worse). I talked about Damon Wayans comedy special I watched as a kid. If you want to check it out here's the link.
December 24, 2020
#60 From Foster Care to Business Owner My Conversation with David Hendricks of Safe Haven
I recently had the chance to sit down with David Hendricks the President of Safe Haven Inc. He talks about his journey from the foster care system to running a successful business and building his a real estate business as well. We talk about the habits that make him successful, the lessons he's learned from running a business and the importance of networking. It was a fun time catching up with an old friend. I hope you enjoy it as well! Thanks again, as always, for listening! It means the world to me! You can find out more about David by visiting his LinkedIn or emailing email@example.com
November 14, 2020
#59 An Entrepreneurial Powerhouse, My Conversation with Top-Selling Realtor Rebecca Donaldson
A lot of my guests have been friends or friends of friends. Today's guest and I have never talked before this episode. I just thought her billboard was one of the best pieces of creative I had seen. I wanted to find out more about the person behind that billboard. I am glad I did. Rebecca is a constant worker, life-long learner, who takes her craft seriously. She talks about her routines, recommends some books and YouTube series and talks about her experience working with Ryan Serhant. She was so convincing I bought his book this weekend! Rebecca had a bunch of great nuggets of wisdom to be mined for anyone trying to maximize their potential. You can find her at her website, her Instagram and her Facebook. It was a real treat to have her on and as always THANK YOU for listening. This would be a good episode to share, and againI love the Little Pod community! PS I had some trouble with the dimensions of the billboard art for this episode's artwork. So, check those out on her website.
October 19, 2020
#58 How to Build a Computer on a Budget and Customizing your Builds with Reilly Leaton, Owner of Prexium Custom Builds
Today's guest is Reilly Leaton. He is a computer wizard and has recently started his own business. He helps anyone to develop a computer build on a budget that makes sense for them. He also does repair and troubleshooting. However, his passion is doing cool custom builds. You can see his work on his Facebook, Instagram, or website. I learned a lot. Some of the early stuff was over my head, but we hit our stride a few minutes in, and there was some really good stuff if you're thinking about building your own computer. Also, we talked about the customizing that he's doing. Just like with all tech, I think this is going to become a more and more common thing. I suggested a Cobra Kai custom build. If anyone wants to make that for me, I'll give you a shoutout on the pod! LOL. As always, thank you for listening!
October 12, 2020
#57 From Oregon to Nepal, A Conversation with Hayden Rue about Non-profits, Helping Others, and the Importance of Bees
Hayden is one of the most thoughtful people I know. We had a fun conversation talking about all the work he has been doing in Nepal. We cover a whole host of topics and I learned a ton (like Nepal is NOT a third world country). You can connect with Hayden and check out what he's doing by visiting his website, Grow Facebook, Grow Instagram, or his personal LinkedIn. As always thank you so much for listening! The number of listeners continues to trend upward! That is really encouraging! Thank you so much! I would love it if you share your favorite episode on social media! If not, that's cool too! Humbled that you're listening!
October 06, 2020
#56 We're Over 2020! Can the Aliens Just Invade Already?!
Max and I are back. We talk about the NBA Bubble, books and TV shows we're consuming during the pandemic. We spend a lot of time discussing nasal breathing and the health benefits of mouth taping at night. We finish talking about masks and the election, but wanted to keep it light since every day seems to bring more chaos.
September 14, 2020
#55 How a Suicide Pact Led to the Best Year Ever: My Conversation with Mike Richeson
The podcast has been on a little break. My producer was moving, and then had some equipment issues. And, I've made a commitment to be better about taking care of my health so I've been filling my time with swimming laps and changing eating habits. So, to the Day1's out there, my bad. And, I recorded this episode weeks ago. I think it was really close to the George Floyd murder. We spend a good deal of time talking about the current state of the US. Some of it may sound dated because it was a few weeks ago. Crazy times we live in. This is definitely one of the best episodes we've done. Mike is throwing fastballs the entire time. I learned a ton from him and was deep in the conversation. Mike is a marketer, guitar player, BJJ practitioner and possesses a wide range of skills. You can see some of his creative endeavors at https://mikerichesoncreative.com/
July 27, 2020
#54 A Conversation with Bryan Marugg, A Black Belt in Life
I've been friends with Bryan for about 15 years. I have watched him grow and develop into an amazing human. He is a life long learner and seeks to do his very best at everything he does. Whether its Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, BBQing, helping people move better, or rescuing dogs, Bryan always tries to be the best he can at it. He takes no shortcuts and is an extremely hard worker. Not only. that he is friendly, and humble and always encouraging. I'm glad you get to hear from my friend, Bryan Marugg! We spend probably a little too much time talking about chickens and rescue dogs, but hey it's a conversation between two friends.
June 12, 2020
#53 The Last Last Dance or Did Dominoes Pizza Poison the Greatest Hooper of All Time?!
What can you say about this episode?! Coach Noza and I are back talking about the final two episodes of this epic docu-series. Some highlights we discuss: -OG Karen from Indiana -Steve Kerr's dad -The 98 Pacers -Rodman missing practice DURING the finals for a professional wrestling appearance I've had a blast doing this with Coach Noza...and he's edited it so it actually sounds good! Now, if only I knew what I was talking about...
May 29, 2020
#52 "Winning has a Price." Coach Noza and I Break Down Episodes 7 and 8 of The Last Dance
Episodes 7 and 8 of the Last Dance see MJ get more philosophical, films Space Jam, and "beats up the littlest guy on the team". Coach Noza and I talk about our favorite moments and I do a deep dive on the Fab 40 at the end of the episode. We're loving the doc! Check it out wherever you get your podcasts.
May 18, 2020
#51 Coach Noza and I Reflect on Episodes 5-6 of the Last Dance
@salemhoopsproject and I get into episode 5 and 6 of the Last Dance. We talk Dream Team, MJ crushing the hearts of Blazers fans in the 90s (one crowd shot has them all wearing these terrible pink hats), and the Mars Blackman commercials. I go full old man mode and get off track numerous times telling stories about all kinds of stuff, me getting into the Laker locker room, and sneaking into a coaches clinic with Coach K and a bunch of other legends. I hope you enjoy and it helps you get through the quarantine grind.
May 12, 2020
#50 The Last Dance Episodes 1-4 From An Expert...and Me
My friend, Matt Espinoza (@salemhoopsproject) and I talked about our impressions of the first 4 episodes. Hes a hoop head and really loves the game. I'm a faker, but I thought we had a good discussion about the Michael Jordan docu-series everyone is watching because of the quarantine. I'll admit, I was a Magic Johnson guy, but this doc is soooo good. If you haven't been watching, get caught up. Even if you're not a basketball fan, it's worth the watch. Anyway, I sound like an old man telling kids to get off my lawn and wishing for the old days, but I'm ok with that. I hope you enjoy! MJ is the GOAT. Don't @ me!
May 04, 2020
#49 A Conversation with Jacob Espinoza on Why Leadership Matters and Other Things
Jacob and I have known each other for years. But, this was the first time we've been able to collaborate professionally. We had an awesome time talking about what matters in organizations, how to figure out what you really want in life and a number of other topics. He is a wealth of knowledge and I hope everyone will take the time to listen. It's definitely worth it!
April 25, 2020
#48 Flip the Script Again: I'm Back as a Guest on the Jelly Filled Podcast
Isaac has a Patreon account and creates extra content for paying members. This episode was originally planned for that. However, COVID-19 has changed all of that for a lot of us. So, he put this out a few weeks ago on his feed, and I always think our conversations are insightful so I asked if I could post it on mine. Be sure to check him out @jellyfilledpodcast on IG and on YouTube (Ipdxcreative). Stay safe and I hope this helps to pass the time while we all social distance! I couldn't get the picture to fit correctly. Hopefully, it was too distracting ha!
April 12, 2020
#47 Mad Max and the aPODcalypse
Max and I talk about this crazy time we're living in. We talk about some serious stuff, but then we also talk about video games (New Call of Duty, Animal Crossing) and Netflix recommendations (Tiger King and others). Hopefully, it helps you pass the time as we quarantine. Thank you as always for listening. Now, since a lot of you have extra time, this would be a great time to make sure you're subscribed, and that you share your favorite episode! Stay safe out there!
March 27, 2020
#46 My First Radio Appearance! Guest Hosting on the Cool Sheets Radio Show/Podcast
My biggest claim to fame so far has been as a smile contestant on the Ramblin' Rod show. Most people will have no idea what that is...and that's the point. Here, I talk with Brian Hart about 5 things we are into currently. The list of the show in order is: This episode’s cool sheets with links: YouTube Channel: Peter McKinnon Podcast: Murder in Oregon Book: Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin TV Show: Good Girls Website: Blue Feed, Red Feed YouTube Channel: Charisma on Command Movie: Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles by Jon Foy Book: It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad Video: The Real Thing by Julianna Villarosa Health practice: Sitting in a sauna for 30 minutes Check out Brian and Karen's podcast, Cool Sheets where ever you listen to your podcasts. I hope you enjoy! As always please like and subscribe!
March 16, 2020
#45 A Conversation with Casey Jost, Producer for Impractical Jokers and Possible Future Bridge Painter
In today's episode, Casey and I discuss his time writing for Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. We also talk about Impractical Jokers and his music career (just search his name on Spotify or Apple Music). He had a lot of fun behind the scenes stories about his time in the entertainment industry. We also talk a little about his brother, Colin Jost, who currently co-hosts Weekend Update with Michael Che on SNL. He also referenced his favorite show, Nathan For You. You can catch it on Netflix and Disney+. There was so much cool stuff in our conversation. I hope you enjoy! JV Squadcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3fHNj24WJU7WraxFtQ3Qeb IG: @caseyjost
March 08, 2020
#44 What do Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Old School Have in Common?
Max and I break down our lists of our most rewatchable movies. We talk about what makes a great rewatchable and then compare our lists. We then go over how we are going to analyze each movie. We laughed a lot. We talked about ridiculous things. It was a good time as usual. Please don't forget to subscribe and it helps a ton if you share your favorite episode with a friend. Put in in your insta story with some cool music behind it. You know whatever!
February 26, 2020
#43 A Conversation with Garrett McBride: Cyber Security Expert and All Around Deep Thinker
Garrett McBride and I talk about the importance of protecting your data. If you are a business owner this is a must listen. I learned a lot about how these groups are attacking vulnerable organizations. Garrett gives some good thoughts on how to keep your data safe, but more on why it was important to think about preventing attacks in the first place. We then discussed his brief MMA career, his diet and exercise routines. Then we got deep in the woods on politics, the public school system, and the polarized nature of our country. It was a great time and I learned a ton from the conversation. The blog he was referencing is: https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/story-of-us.html Please don't forget to subscribe on whatever platform you get your podcasts. Also, if you're so inclined please share the pod. It helps us get the word out! Thanks as always for listening!
February 17, 2020
#42 Is Jon Jones the Greatest P4P MMA Fighter of All Time?
I originally wanted to write this as an article, but as I dug into the research it was much bigger than I expected. I figured I could cover the content in half the time as a podcast. So, here it is. I take 13 fighters and narrow it down to who I believe is the greatest P4P fighter in modern time. Check it out. Let me know if I'm way off, or if I missed something. I always appreciate the feedback. Hopefully this gets you more stoked for the fight Saturday night. If you're listening after the fact, maybe that fight will change the list....only time will tell!
February 08, 2020
#41 A Conversation with Bryan Bowman, Traveling South America, Float Tanks, Stand-up Comedy, and Embarrassing Stories
@bryanbowmania and I sit down to have a completely random conversation. We laughed a lot. We told some stories. We committed to doing an open mic Stand-up comedy spot. We just had fun and talked about things that matter. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of listening as I did recording it! I even tell my most embarrassing story of all time. Trust me, it's a dousy! Don't forget to subscribe, and I asked in the intro, but it would be awesome if you would share your favorite episode. I know it's a few clicks, but I believe in you! Ha!
January 26, 2020
#40 Netflix Shows, Star Wars Games and Why Max Loves Trashy Reality TV
Max and I are back talking about a gang of shows. We deep dive into the Netflix doc, Don't F*ck with Cats. We also talk about make the case for why you should or shouldn't watch The Circle, Good Girls, Atypical, and the Aaron Hernandez doc. We also discuss the last two Star Wars video games, Fallen Order and Battlefront 2. We had a good time. We laughed a lot and spent way too much time analyzing Netflix shows! Check it out! And don't forget to subscribe!
January 20, 2020
#39 A Conversation with Rodney Cuda, Relationships Still Matter
Rodney is the owner of DLH Screenprinting. . We talk entrepreneurship, screenprinting, and ideal travel destinations. It was a fun time. I hope you enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Also, special shoutout to Venti's Cafe for giving us a great place to record the pod and being overly hospitable!
January 13, 2020
#38 Role Reverse Episode: Interview with Isaac Moreno
I was lucky enough to be on, The Jelly Filled Podcast. Isaac is a natural conversationalist. I had a fun time and enjoyed our talk. I hope you enjoy it too! Also, make sure to check out his podcast. You can find him at https://jellyfilledpodcast.com/
December 29, 2019
#37 Emergency Podcast: Rise of Skywalker SPOILER ALERT
Major SPOILER WARNING. We are breaking down the new movie! If you haven't seen it yet, don't listen. Max and I talk about the final film in this epic saga!
December 21, 2019
#36 Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie, and other Christmas Controversies!
Max and I are back talking all things Christmas! We rank our top 5 Christmas movies, talk about whether Christmas music is amazing or annoying. We also try to get to the bottom of what fruitcake really is and why its a Christmas tradition. Plus Max goes hard in the paint for Krampus. He supports threatening people into believing in Santa. We hope you have an awesome time with your friends and families during this season! Happy Holidays and again we are so thankful for all of your support! Here's to an incredible holiday season and a strong start to 2020!
December 18, 2019
#35 A Conversation with Elisabeth Herrera, Mental Health Counselor
Elisabeth and I discuss mental health and self care. We talk about her career journey and the current trends and topics around mental health. It was a really enjoyable conversation! You can find her on Facebook at Elizabeth Herrera Counseling and on Instagram @eh_counseling. I hope you you enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe to the pod so you never miss an episode!
December 09, 2019
#34 The Jeffrey Epstein Saga and What it Might Mean to the Future of the Country
Max and I talk about the past and death of Jeffrey Epstein. We also dive into the generational differences in the response to the case and what we think this says about the powerful elite in this country. It's a little heavier than our normal episodes, but we thought it was important to discuss. Let us know what you think. Also, I reference a Netflix doc, "The Great Hack". I suggest everyone check it out. It was eye opening!
December 03, 2019
#33 A Conversation with Jordan Carter
Jordan Carter, is an executive at a non-profit. He and I discuss a number of the factors that have shaped him and helped him to be successful. We also reminisce about his journey and how that has led him to the place where he is today. I had a lot of fun with this conversation, and while he wasn't sure what value it had to add, I think his perspective and self-reflection will bring listeners a lot of value! I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed making it! If you want to find out more about Jordan check out his wife's blog at: https://theguestroom.blog/ and on IG: @adventuresinfinnland and @laurennoelcarter.
November 24, 2019
#32 Do Cranberries belong at Thanksgiving, Who's the Best WWE Star, & is Disney+ killing Netflix?
After a few week break, we are back and we're bringing the heat! We break down the best and worst of Thanksgiving foods. We also discuss the top 5 WWE/WWF wrestlers of all time and talk about Disney+ impact on the streaming industry.
November 18, 2019
#31 A Conversation with Isaac Moreno, Host of The Jelly Filled Podcast
I had a fun conversation with Isaac Moreno, @isaacrmoreno, about podcasting and the creative process. We also veer off into talk about movies, TV and Malcolm Gladwell's new book. It was a fun conversation. A lot of people should be thinking about starting a podcast to help promote their business or cause. Isaac and I shared our struggles and successes. I really enjoyed the time. Check out his Youtube or his Instagram. He also wanted to give a shout out to @brickandthicket for the logo work that you can see on this episode's artwork.
October 19, 2019
#30 A Conversation with Solomon Frank: Creating Economic Infrastructure and Empowering People
Today we talk with Solomon Frank (@solamalu), about his efforts in the Micronesian islands to help establish seaweed farms and empower the people on the islands. We also talk about the NCAA's need to pay the players and how he ended up across the world from his hometown working with the United Nations. If you want to check out more of what he is doing you can see: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OuterAtollResources/ It was a fun conversation! I hope it brings you value!
October 15, 2019
#29 A Conversation with Nadav Heyman, The Man of Many Talents
I had a chance to talk to Nadav Heyman (nadavheyman.com), writer, director, actor, model, and dancer about his journey to becoming an entertainer and his thoughts on filmmaking, writing, and the ever changing entertainment industry. Nadav was very thoughtful and candid about his work. His thoughts on how he has had the success he's had by learning by doing are applicable to entrepreneurs and anyone trying to learn new skills. We also discuss his current short film, Jesus. If you haven't checked it out, please watch it before listening to the pod as it will help that section of the pod make more sense. He also has a new short film that is not out yet, but has some serious buzz from the festivals. We get into all that and more! I hope you enjoy!
September 29, 2019
#28 A Conversation with Matt Maghan: The Nike Designer You Can't Find Online
Matt and I have been friends for 20 years. He is a talented designer with shrewd business insights. We laughed a lot and got off track frequently, but he shared some great insights and he brought the good stuff. We had some audio issues. Hopefully, it doesn't distract from the nuggets he's dropping!
August 30, 2019
#27 Another Conversation with Braden Taylor about Mental Health
This is a different kind of episode. I have been wanting to talk about mental health for awhile. Braden and I haveo had numerous conversations about this over the last few years so he seemed like the perfect guest to have on to talk about mental health and our personal struggles with depression and anxiety. This was a really personal conversation and I'm still not sure how I feel about putting it out. Anyway, I hope it brings some value to you.
August 13, 2019
#26 A Conversation with Shaun Menke, co-owner of Bridge City Fight Shop
In this episode, I chat with co-owner of Bridge City Fight Shop about what he's learned over the past nearly 7 years about running a business, entrepreneurship and success. We spend the first five minutes or so talking about his Jiu-Jitsu journey and then spend the rest of the podcast on business. I really enjoyed the conversation. I hope you find some valuable nuggets!
August 05, 2019
#25 A Conversation with James Puopolo
James, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) black belt world champion and owner of Salem-Keizer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, stops by to talk about his BJJ career, his mindset and his training. The first section of our discussion focuses on his BJJ career and his thoughts on the current state of BJJ. The second part of our conversation deals with his business and entrepreneurship. We discuss the key points in both his life and career and how he has faced those and succeeded. If you train martial arts, or are just interested in the thoughts of a successful business owner, you will find a lot of wisdom in this podcast. James opens up the playbook and shares the insights he's learned over the course of the last 14 years. You can find them at www.skbjj.com, on Facebook at Salem-Keizer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and on Instagram @jamespuopolo. Enjoy!
July 25, 2019
#24 A Conversation with Finn Dowling, Social Media Manager for Mutual Rescue
I had the privilege of talking to Finn Dowling, a rescue veteran of more than 20 years. She talks about the science behind rescuing an animal and how it's been shown to have positive benefits for both humans and animals alike. She also discusses a variety of ways you can get involved regardless of whether you are ready to adopt an animal or not. I was especially impressed with her Doggie Day Out program. Make sure to check that out. If you are an animal lover, this podcast is pawfect! If you would like to learn more about Mutual Rescue check out the following: Instagram Facebook To see the films go to https://mutualrescue.org/films/ To find out more about day foster and find a program near you, go to https://mutualrescue.org/doggy-day-out/ Buy the book
July 05, 2019
#23 A Conversation with E.T. the Barber: Success Leaves Clues
I sit down with one of the hottest barbers in the game, Eric Tolento (aka E.T. the Barber). We discuss his journey to get to his barbering success, but also discuss the healthy habits and routines that help him become a lifelong learner and be constantly improving. We chop it up about entrepreneurship and life goals And, you won't believe his Doc Brown impression at the end of the episode!
June 29, 2019
#22 A Conversation with Cisco Garcia, Top Selling Honda Salesman in the Willamette Valley
My guest today is Cisco Garcia. He is the top selling Honda salesman in Salem, Oregon. We talk about business, goal setting, and how to make sure you get a good deal when buying a car. We also talk about marketing, social media and the best books he's read. This was a fun conversation and has some really good stuff for anyone looking for a car, or who is interested in a career in sales.
June 20, 2019
#21 A Conversation with BLYN, a Seattle area band
A seattle area band, BLYN drops by to talk about their upcoming EP, the origins of the band and everything in between. Connor Hedge, Alex Rosas, and Ulises Ponce join me in talking about the songwriting process, what it's like to be in a band, and share info on their indiegogo. You can find them at their linktree: https://linktr.ee/blynsound. Their instagram will be linked in our IG post as well. I had a fun time talking with these guys today! Please take a minute to check out these talented musicians.
June 10, 2019
The Most Disappointing Episode of Game of Thrones?
Ulises and the Professor Emeritus are back. We're breaking down Season 8, episode 5. Controversial, major deaths, and finally a dragon used correctly! We break it all down on this episode of the pod!
May 19, 2019
Bran Sleeps Through the Most Epic Battle Ever
Why did the Night King not even take out his sword? What dragon was attacking who? And why was the episode so dark? We cover all of this in the latest episode!
May 04, 2019
The Coldest Thing in Winterfell is Sansa's Shoulder: Recap of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1
You've eagerly waited 2 years for it to come back. Did it live up to your expectations? Ulises makes his rookie debut on the podcast and we break down episode 1!
April 19, 2019
The Fellowship on Ice: Recap of Season 7 Game of Thrones
Dr. Thrones and I are back breaking down season 7. Less than 2 weeks away from the start of season 8! We're helping you get prepared!
April 05, 2019
Bastard on Bastard Crime: Season 6 Recap of Game of Thrones
Dr. Thrones and I are back. Talking season 6. Hear our thoughts on Flay Pie!
March 20, 2019
For the Watch: Season 5 recap of Game of Thrones
Dr. Nick and I break down Season 5 of Game of Thrones. This season really pops off. Don't miss us talking about the crazy events of season 5 and arguing over the pronunciation of "gif". It's all going down on the pod!
March 05, 2019
UFC 235 Preview
My friend, Tevon and I talk about the stacked card that is UFC 235. We also talk about GSP retiring, and why Derek Carr should have been allowed to have an MMA fight. Get ready for this amazing card that's only 7 days away!
February 24, 2019
Impin' Ain't Easy: Game of Thrones Season 4 Recap
We revamped the format! No more book report style! After you listen to this episode, picture me in a scene from Gladiator shouting, "Are you not entertained?!" Which character would we like to punch in the throat? What's the biggest WTF moment of the season? Listen to find out!
February 18, 2019
Cannabis Growers Can Help Save the World: An Interview with Timothee Holtsclaw
Timothee Holtsclaw, owner Genuine Green Compost (Genuine Green Compost on FB @genuinegreencompost on IG), discuss a number of pressing agricultural issues, including the need to make our food production more sustainable. I really enjoyed this conversation. I hope you do too!
February 14, 2019
It's a Nice Day for a Red Wedding: Season 3 of Game of Thrones
Season 3 of Game of Thrones is going down! Dr. Nick and I are back breaking down the ins and outs of season 3. If you're not listening, you're missing out. Winter is coming!
February 05, 2019
Baby Dragons, Baby Makin', and Baby it's Cold Outside. A recap of season 2 of Game of Thrones
Dr. Nick aka Dr. Thrones and I are back talking all things season 2 of Game of Thrones. Need a tour guide through Westeros? Let us help!
January 20, 2019
Kyle Atkinson: A Real Life Superhero
In today's episode, I talk to Kyle Atkinson (@kyletatkinson), a brain cancer survivor, 3 point assassin, and all around amazing human!
January 15, 2019
Witches be Crazy and other Thoughts from Season 1 Game of Thrones
Nick and I are back breaking down Season 1 of Game of Thrones. Whether you're just watching for the first time or getting geared up for the upcoming season, let us be your guides through Westeros!
January 06, 2019
Gary is an Asshole: Our Take on Netflix's Bird Box
My buddy, Nick, and I talk about the newest Netflix sensation, Bird Box. SPOILER ALERT: We are going over every part of the movie. Enjoy!
January 02, 2019
UFC 232 at Buffalo Wild Wings
Enjoy the chaos. We talk about the fights. I make a case for why Jon Jones is not a good guy. You can hear the restaurant go nuts when Nunes wins. Guest appearance by my friend, Chris Major, and a brief cameo from Tyler. We had fun. I hope you enjoy!
December 30, 2018
Rubbing Elbows with Jonah Hill from 10 Feet Away: Braden Taylor's Hollywood Journey
In today's episode, I talk to Braden Taylor, an aspiring actor currently living in LA. He shares his story and his plans for the future. I hope you enjoy. Check him out on Instagram and Twitter @bteezy_2
December 28, 2018
The Jersey Floribama Challenge Episode
Jordie and I discuss the end of the Challenge Reckoning. We also talk about Jersey shore then and now and JRod makes a case for why we should start watching Floribama Shore, spoiler alert, I still ain't watchin!
December 12, 2018
All Things MMA/UFC 231 Preview
My friend, Jordie, and I break down the upcoming PPV, we talk about the current state of the UFC, Conor McGregor's future, the terrible Chuck v. Tito fight, and I make the case that Logan Paul should get a fight in the UFC! We end the pod talking college football playoffs, the NBA and NFL and even manage to squeeze in some baseball.
December 06, 2018
All Things Survivor
On the latest episode of, The Little Pod that Could, my friend Vince and I discuss the latest season, the history of the show, our time trying out, and where we would like to see the show go. If you're a fan of the show this is a must listen!
November 26, 2018
Who's the Craziest of the Crazy? Ranking the Teen Moms
My mom and I rank the teen moms and talk about other issues surrounding the show!
November 18, 2018