Living Sport Podcast
By Living Sport
Our podcast is all about helping you find a career in the sport industry. Geared toward college students and recent graduates, we’re combining education with entertainment to provide you with an inside look into the industry. We’ll mix in our #AskLivingSport show episodes and classroom sessions on sport business and entrepreneurship. We’ll also do interviews with sport business professionals and fireside chats with people we meet while traveling the world through sport. Listen in for advice on how to gain an edge over the thousands of job seekers looking to score a gig in sports!
Podcasting 101: Starting Your Show From Scratch
Join us as we head to Buffalo, New York! Our guest today is Kurt Haumesser, Co-Host of the Laces out Podcast. Kurt stepped outside of his comfort zone in college to try podcasting and years later sees success with thousands of listeners. One of the biggest lessons from this episode is, as with everything in life, what you put into it, is what you get out of it. Kurt will explain how his audience started off with less than 5 people and continuing to put in the work on his podcast is beginning to pay off. If you’re thinking about starting your own podcast as Kurt did, stay tuned as we are going to cover everything you need to know to get started. A lot goes into developing your own Podcast, and we are going to set you up with industry knowledge from years of experience!
September 30, 2021
Don't Be Afraid of a Sales Job
Join us as we head to Huntsville, Alabama! Our guest today is Chelsie Bingham, Manager, Stadium Events at the Rocket City Trash Pandas. Chelsie is a Barcelona ’17 Living Sport Alum, and she embodies everything that we preach here at Living Sport. You’ll learn how and why Chelsie took an opportunity in sales and earned a full-time gig in another department. If Chelsie didn’t get out of her comfort zone to try sales, she would never be in the spot she is today! We’ll chat about working for the Trash Pandas, and how every step along the way in her career lead to this opportunity, the importance of sales experience in developing young professionals in this industry, and how the Living Sport family has shaped her personal and professional career.
September 1, 2021
Securing Opportunities Outside of Your Hometown | Tre' Pickel, Nashville Superspeedway
Welcome to the Living Sport Podcast, where we connect you to young professionals and sport business experts from around the world. I am Connor Herlihy, your host, and in this episode, I am joined with Tre' Pickel, Living Sport Athens ’19 Alum, and Account Executive at Nashville Superspeedway. What will you learn in this episode? Why making the move for a role is so important, benefits of working outside of the Big-4, how to jumpstart your career by working in sales, and how to utilize LinkedIn Effectively.
August 18, 2021
How to Show You Are Made for this Industry | Jennifer Wunder, Gateway Grizzlies
Welcome to the Living Sport Podcast, where we connect you to young professionals and sport business experts from around the world. I am Connor Herlihy, your host, and this episode I am joined with Jennifer Wunder, Living Sport Hamburg ’19 Alum and Director of Promotions and Community Engagement at the Gateway Grizzlies. What will you learn in this episode? How to utilize your network, how to stand out from the crowd in this competitive industry, how to challenge yourself creatively, and the importance of leaving your comfort zone!
August 4, 2021
Whether You Think You Can or Think You Can't, You're Right | Allysia Rohlehr, IMG Academy
Welcome to the Living Sport Podcast, where we connect you to young professionals and sport business experts from around the world. This weeks’ episode dives into game-changing career advice with Allysia Rohlehr, Program Manager, Athletic and Personal Development at IMG Academy. Allysia is an Athens ’19 Alum, was a Junior Mentor on our recent Athens ’21 program, and life after the Living Sport Program is amongst her expertise. Tune in to learn more about her career journey and how mentality can change the trajectory of your career.
July 21, 2021
A Career of Fun & Games in Sport Promotions | Lindsey Knupp, Rocket City Trash Pandas
Let’s throw it back to our very first episode and go behind the scenes with 17-year Minor League Baseball Veteran, Lindsey Knupp, Vice President, Marketing, Promotions, & Entertainment at the Rocket City Trash Pandas. This episode is filled with industry advice, real-world work stories, and sport office shenanigans that will leave you understanding just why everyone wants to work in sports. Under Lindsey’s direction, the IronPigs' forward-thinking and unique promotions won multiple awards and have been highlighted in numerous national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Sports Illustrated. Lindsey was the recipient of the 39th MiLB Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award, presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club or league, or to baseball. Now, she is on to her next adventure and is opening a brand new ballpark in Madison Alabama! Fun fact - Lindsey currently serves on the Living Sport Advisory Board!
May 25, 2021
Bringing the Vibe of the City to the Game Experience | Melissa Silberman, Atlanta Hawks
Welcome to the Living Sport Podcast, where we connect you to young professionals and sport business experts from around the world. I’m Connor Herlihy, your host and I’m inviting you to join us as we head to State Farm Arena, Home of the Atlanta Hawks. This is a LIVE session where we recorded as we took a tour of the facility to learn about the Hawks and participate in Q&A sessions. Our guest today is Melissa Silberman, Director, Partnership Activation, and she provides really great insights for a career in the NBA and dives into how renovations can change everything from fan experience to partnerships!
May 12, 2021
How to Secure Opportunities in Motorsports & Beyond | Nino Nuccio, Talladega Superspeedway
Welcome to the Living Sport Podcast, where we connect you to young professionals and sport business experts from around the world. I’m Alicia Marinelli, your host and I’m inviting you to join us as we head south to the iconic Talladega Superspeedway. This is a LIVE session where we recorded onsite at Talladega as we walked around the massive facility to learn about the motorsports industry and participate in Q&A sessions. Our guest today is Nino Nuccio, Group Sales Account Executive provides really great advice for a career inside the realm of motorsports and other industries as well! Let listen in as Nino provides helpful hints on how you can fast track your career!
April 28, 2021
Part 2 of 2: Starting a Professional Sports Team from Scratch | Kevin McCorry & Staff, Rugby ATL
Today we jump into part two of our LIVE session with the staff of the Rugby ATL. If you didn’t listen to part one, I suggest you go back and listen to that, hear from Peyton, Jon, and Neil, so you get the full scope of the entire front office staff at Rugby ATL and the stories they shared. In Part 2 today, we are joined by Kevin McCorry, Vice President of Rugby ATL as he runs a full Q&A session with members of our Atlanta ‘21 team. These are questions from aspiring sport professionals just like yourself! Be sure to listen to this episode until the end as Kevin leaves us with some really great life advice. Living Sport is sending a HUGE SHOUT OUT to everyone at Rugby ATL as we join forces and partner for a 2-week Developmental Camp at Rugby ATL headquarters. We are currently recruiting the industry’s best and brightest aspiring sport professionals to partake in this 2-week camp that is scheduled to run June 13-27, 2021. Applicants will be vying for placement on three teams within Rugby ATL including Marketing, Ticket Sales, and Operations. Program participants will have involvement in day-to-day operations and will assist in executing 2 home rugby matches played at Life University also known to ATL fans as the “Snake Pit”. Listen up as Kevin brings a ton of value that is sure to inspire and if you want some more of it, join us at our 2-Week Developmental Camp by applying at livingsport.com.
April 15, 2021
Starting a Professional Sports Team from Scratch | Peyton Van Schalkwyk & Staff, Rugby ATL
Today, we have another rendition of our Living Sport Podcast LIVE where we tune into a session we recorded while in Atlanta, Georgia as a part of our Sport Business Program. This will be a 2-part episode, so be sure to circle back to listen to the second half. While in Atlanta, one of our groups largest takeaways was how cool of a sport rugby is. Many of us never played it. After our session learning about the business side of the sport, the amazing staff at Rugby ATL took us outside for an actual Rugby session. The staff at Rugby ATL is simply wonderful and I can wholeheartedly say that THIS IS A PLACE all young professionals should want to work! In this episode, learn about the thought process behind starting a new team, including developing a set of core values that define the organization, and how with a lot of time and hard work by the staff, everything's coming together for the 2021 season. It's about time we TRY out some Rugby led by staffer Peyton Van Schalkwyk along with Jon Garbin and Neil Baptiste.
April 14, 2021
An Olympian Mindset to Propel You Forward | Liliya Podkopayeva, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast
This week on the Living Sport Podcast, we have a LIVE edition episode that was recorded while in Atlanta, Georgia during our recent Sport Business Program. Atlanta has a rich Olympic history, hosting the Games in 1996. Olympic Rings can still be found around town and make for a great photo op. While in Atlanta, we surprised our group when we introduced them to an actual Olympian who participated in the ‘96 Games. Today we share with the world our conversation with Liliya Podkopayeva, Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast from Ukraine, who since has made Atlanta her home. Liliya shares some really great motivation and advice in this short segment including how she almost gave up on gymnastics the year before winning her gold medal proving that if your heart is set on something, you should continue to give it all you have despite the obstacles. Enjoy the sounds of Atlanta as this episode was recorded right outside of Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown,
April 7, 2021
A Sport Media Career Not Often Discussed in Class | Michael Weinman, Director of Game Presentation and Production at Tampa Bay Rays
This week is another rendition of our Living Sport Podcast LIVE edition where we tune into a session we recorded while in Tampa, Florida for Super Bowl LV! Our LIVE session episodes end with a Q&A with our live audience of sport business students & recent grads which likely have the same questions as YOU! So be sure to stick around for the full podcast. With Baseball right around the corner, let's slide into the Major League Baseball scene with Mike Weinman of the 2020 American League Champions, the Tampa Bay Rays. Mike is the Director of Game Presentation and Production, a unique and creative Multimedia Production position that many young professionals in sport management don’t know much about. If you have an interest for graphic design, video editing, and creating all the content seen on videoboards at your favorite ballpark, listen in as Mike provides many tips throughout the episode. Kat Lucas, Senior Coordinator of Game Presentation also joins the show! Show Notes: IDEA Conference (Information Display Entertainment Association) | ideaontheweb.org
March 24, 2021
NFL Stadium Happenings Beyond Home Games | Christie Bonk, Special Events Professional
Our guest Christie Bonk, is a sport industry professional with years of experience in special events with the Miami Dolphins and is currently an independent contractor in our industry. This means sports events from all over the country hire her to help run the show, and she travels to wherever location an event may bring her...Pretty cool, right? Her most recent gig was a big one. Christie was in Tampa Bay, where she joined the team at Populous to manage important logistical aspects of Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Listen in on how she began her career in sport, what it was like facilitating events at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, and insights on managing the inner workings of Super Bowl LIV in Miami and Super Bowl LV in Tampa.
March 9, 2021
The Making of a Super Bowl Champion | Keaton Kovacs, Account Executive at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This week you are tuning in to our Living Sport Podcast LIVE edition. That’s right you are joining one of our LIVE sessions we recorded in Tampa, Florida during our recent Sport Business Program where we partnered with Super Bowl LV! It was a historic Super Bowl to say the lease. We learned a ton and are excited to share this session with you. The term “Champa Bay” was coined for a reason. The Tampa Bay sport scene is as hot as it's ever been and the team of the hour is the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ever wonder what it was like being a part of the Bucs organization when Tom Brady announced he signed with the team? That is something anyone working in sport would love to be a part of. Today, you will hear our session with Keaton Kovacs, Account Executive at the Buccaneers who explains in detail what it was like selling tickets during the Brady craze and how the pandemic also threw everything for a loop. It doesn’t get any better than the highs and lows and all the craziness of the sport industry. Also learn about Keaton’s journey that led him to the Bucs organization, his unique role with the team, and what he learned along his path working in sport. Before we begin, I want to remind you to please subscribe to our podcasts and rate it 5 stars. Also follow us on social at @iamlivingsport.
February 23, 2021
How to Build a Historic Career in Sport | Danita Johnson, President of Business Ops at D.C. United
Today’s guest has been all over the news, I’m pretty confident you have heard about Danita Johnson’s BIG move from the LA Sparks to become the President of Business Operations at D.C. United. This move is historical, and positions Danita as the third woman in league history to become President and the first African-American President of any Major League Soccer club. It's always great to have those ahead of us, like Danita, to look up to while we are out there CREATING our own path to greatness. What I loved about this podcast was how open Danita was about her journey and what positioned her to be a successful woman working in sport. And spoiler alert, this advice is great for the guys listening too! You will learn exactly why Danita made the switch from the WNBA to the MLS and her plans moving forward in her new role. If you love this episode be sure to share it with your friends. If you haven’t already checked out how you can gain valuable experience, knowledge, and a newfound network through our Sport Business Program, now is the time to do so. We are heading to Atlanta, Georgia for spring break this March and we are currently recruiting teammates. Check us out at livingsport.com.
January 19, 2021
A Championship Mindset for 2021 & Beyond | Jake Lee, Sport Psychologist
The New Year is right around the corner so the time is now to get your mind right for 2021. Today we will head to SoCal to chat with Sport Psychologist, Jake Lee. The episode is packed with great advice to help motivate you to achieve your greatest potential as Jake brings us 5 tips to build a championship mindset.
December 30, 2020
The Ins and Outs of Stadium Ops | Rachel Pierce, Facilities Coordinator at Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
Not sure what managing an arena like Target Center actually entails? In this episode Rachel walks you through her role with the Timberwolves & Lynx as she advises everyone that it's the little jobs she does that are a big part in making sure everything is running smoothly throughout her facilities. The mindset of every young professional should be to learn everything you possibly could so you can take that knowledge to grow to become a future manager and ultimately lead the entire department. So remember those that show up everyday willing to do the little jobs, with a smile on their face, will be rewarded!
December 8, 2020
Your Network is Your (Business) Family | Annual Living Sportsgiving Episode
If you read the title of this podcast, it’s true, your network is your business family! The closer you are with the people that make up your business network the better your network will work for you. Many young professionals learn what networking is but they aren’t taught the correct steps and the nurturing that should be done to effectively build out their community. Rule #1 in building your business family is similar to that of your real family...You have to be there through thick and thin... whether you need something or not. In fact, your network grows most when you AREN’T looking to get something out of a relationship... like a job, a recommendation letter, or an introduction to someone in the industry… When you give your time and an ear to listen to others, or help others, without asking for anything in return, you may not know it, but you are building trust, the core foundation to a strong network. Today’s episode was recorded at our recent networking event in beautiful Yosemite National Park in Central California. We spent hours together outside climbing mountains, sharing laughs, and creating memories. A full weekend with limited access to wifi was okay because we were so engaged with the people we were spending time with. This podcast will walk you through our self-reflection on what we are thankful for during a year when it may be a little easier to forget how fortunate we really are. We always refer to this time of year as Living Sportsgiving, our annual celebration within the Living Sport community commemorating our gratitude for strong connections, similar passions, and friendships made. The Yosemite trip was a perfect celebration. Now let's turn to our conversation with our Living Sport alums, Marcus, Tina, Mike, Jenna, Tre’, Caela, Karen, Sean, and Mentor Chasity...with Connor as the producer. A warm and special shoutout to all Living Sport alumni that continue to make our community one of the truest and strongest networks you can find in the sport industry. Happy Living Sportsgiving everyone!
November 24, 2020
How a Great Idea Grows into a Business | Michael Silva, QB54 Football Game
Where’s my future entrepreneurs at? This one's for you! We travel to New Jersey to talk with Michael Silva, Co-Founder of QB54 as he shares his story of how his tailgate game went from a family Thanksgiving tradition to something he and his brother turned into a brand new product that is getting a lot of attention. If you're anything like me when I was in college or recently graduated, the idea of entrepreneurship intrigued me a lot but I didn’t have THE IDEA, the one that could make the reality come to fruition and build a successful business. So what I did next was I learned everything I could, I learned sales, media, graphic design and when I saw a really cool idea that inspired me I would catalogue it in my mind. What happened was over the years was I began to piece all of those little learning lessons together and that's how my IDEA with Living Sport came together. In this episode we dive into another startup, a product called QB54, which surprisingly is the only football related tailgate game on the market! Mike provides an insight into getting an idea off the ground and shares the good times and the not so good time of being an entrepreneur. Listen in for some great tips that can help provide you the courage to go after that IDEA you want to pursue. Let’s jump in to our conversion with Mike Silva, Co-Founder of QB54.
November 10, 2020
How to Chase Success | Michael Lineman, LA Chargers, SoFi Stadium at Legends
We're inviting you to join us as we head to Los Angeles, California to learn about the industry’s highly touted property and a true sports and entertainment destination, SoFi Stadium. Our guest today is Mike Lineman, Premium Sales Consultant at the Los Angeles Charges, SoFi Stadium & Entertainment District at Legends. Mike is proof that with a bit of hard work and drive, a small town kid with large aspirations can make anything happen. You will hear just how Mike sets his mind and chases success. We’ll chat about working for Legends at SoFi Stadium, how to muster up the courage to move away from home, the importance of having a mentor, and what opportunities are available for you worldwide at Legends. Before we begin, I want to remind you to please subscribe to our podcasts and rate it 5 stars. Also follow us on social at iamlivingsport.
October 27, 2020
Key Elements of a GREAT Internship | Lauren Shelly & Blair Sumner, American Junior Golf Association
Join us as we travel to Braselton, Georgia the home of the American Junior Golf Association. The American Junior Golf Association or AJGA for short, is considered by many leaders in the golf industry to be the premier junior golf association in the world. With alumni such as Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, and the list goes on, who could disagree? The AJGA is a great organization and what I absolutely love about them is their stellar internship program. This is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest in the golf industry while traveling the country putting on junior golf tournaments. You know we love the chance to mix sport and travel and most likely you do too. The AJGA internship is by far one of the best opportunities we have come across for young professionals in sport. It provides a fantastic growth experience with real world responsibility and ownership of tasks that directly lead to the success of their events. Learn more about the American Junior Golf Association as we talk with two outstanding females in the sport industry, Lauren Shelly, the Director of Training and Development, and Blair Sumner the Director of Recruiting. Their passion for not only developing young golfers but also young sport professionals is evident during this episode so tune in to hear useful tips that could just lead you to your next gig in the industry.
October 13, 2020
Your Personality is Your Business Card | Larry Staub III, New Orleans Saints & Pelicans
Hey there listeners, Alicia Marinelli here, the host of the Living Sport Podcast, where we connect you to young professionals and sport business experts around the world. Today we travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, home to Drew Brees and Zion Williamson but now also the new home to Living Sport Dublin ‘18 alumnus and young professional, Larry Staub III. In this episode you will follow Larry’s journey from growing up in upstate New York to attending college in Pennsylvania, and how he built and utilized his sport industry network. You will learn about how Larry scored interviews with 8 professional sports teams before he even entered his final semester in college! I’m excited to share this episode because simply, this kid does it right. With a really fun-loving personality and a can-do attitude, I really believe Larry’s personality can get him any job. Listen in as Larry tells his story of how he landed his current role with the New Orleans Saints and the Pelicans, and how he is doing in his first 3 months on the job. NOTES: We mentioned the Robert Morris Sport Business Career Summit, which is now going digital on October 7, 8, and 9th. Register here: https://www.rmu.edu/academics/schools/sbus/sports/summit
September 29, 2020
Part 2 of 2: How to Make Moves in Your Sports Career | Alex Yoh, Delaware Blue Coats (G League)
Welcome back Podcasters! You are diving into part two of our discussion with Delaware Blue Coats Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Alex Yoh. If you didn’t listen to part one, I suggest you go back and listen to that as Alex provides a ton of really great advice on getting a job in sport. Afterwards come check out part 2 where Alex digs into his role with the Blue Coats, the relationship with Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, and why working in the minor leagues will develop you more than you know. Before we begin, I want to remind you to please subscribe to our podcasts and rate it 5 stars. Also follow us on social at iamlivingsport. Now let's get back to it and learn some more about the #sportsbiz!
September 16, 2020
How to Make Moves in Your Sports Career | Alex Yoh, Delaware Blue Coats (G League)
Hey everyone, Welcome back to the Living Sport Podcast, where we connect you to young professionals and sport business experts from around the world. I’m Alicia Marinelli, your host and In this episode we will travel to Wilmington, Delaware where we sat down with the Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA’s G League Affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers. This episode is filled with advice on how to stay ahead of everyone else out there vying for a career in sport. Our frequent listeners know I am super hype on the minor league experience. Personally, I never experienced working in the G League so today we will find out its similarities to working in other minor league sports. Today you just may realize why you would enjoy working in the G League. We got another two-part podcast for you today. We just keep having such great conversations with our Living Sport Network that we can’t fit it all in one episode! Our podcast guest is Alex Yoh, the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications at the Blue Coats. Alex will tell you in this podcast that sometimes he is juggling 40 different responsibilities and those tasks may not even be related to what you read in his job title. It’s a mindset, a great attitude, along with persistence, a word Alex and I used frequently throughout our conversation. Get your mind right, and a notepad ready for some really great advice in part one of our two-part episode with Alex Yoh.
September 15, 2020
Part 2 of 2: Staying Creative During a Canceled Season | Rocket City Trash Pandas Staff (MiLB)
Today we jump into part two of our session with the staff of the Rocket City Trash Pandas, the Double-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. You will learn about two vital positions in the Minor League Baseball world... First from Rob Sternberg Senior Director, Production & Entertainment, and then Lindsey Knupp the Vice President, Marketing, Promotions & Entertainment. If you didn’t listen to part one, I suggest you go back and listen to that, hear from Lucas and Mac so you get the full scope of the Trash Pandas’ Marketing & Entertainment department. Ever wonder who comes up with all the crazy and fun Minor League Baseball promotions? For the Trash Pandas, it's these two and I’ll let Lindsey and Rob tell you about what they do and how a typical season differs from a season with no baseball and but still lots of creativity.
September 4, 2020
Staying Creative During a Canceled Season | Rocket City Trash Pandas Staff (MiLB)
This week we’re traveling south to Madison, Alabama the brand new home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas, the Double-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. What’s harder than being creative for the typical 140 game Double-A baseball season? How about being creative with zero baseball games? Yes, sports including Minor League Baseball have been hit hard this year and just because there are no baseball games for the Trash Pandas there is still a lot of work to be done. What makes their situation even more difficult is that 2020 was supposed to be their inaugural season at their brand new ballpark. If anyone can make magic with no games and no team history it's definitely the front office staff in Rocket City. In this two part podcast, let's dive into a session we had with the Trash Pandas Marketing, Promotions & Entertainment department on August 7th at Toyota Field in Madison, Alabama.
September 3, 2020
Part 2 of 2: My NFL Career Didn't Start in the NFL | Q&A w/ Tennessee Titans Staff
Welcome back! You are jumping into part two of our discussion with Tennessee Titan’s staffers Jim Rice and Matt Mango. If you didn’t listen to part 1, we suggest you go back and listen to that. Learn about their sport career paths and their current role at the Titans and afterwards come check out part 2 where we opened the floor for a Q&A session with our Living Sport program participants from our most recent Nashville 2020 trip. Before we begin, I want to remind you to please subscribe to our podcasts and rate it 5 stars. Also follow us on social at @iamlivingsport. Now lets #titanup, and get focused on our future in the #sportsbiz!
August 19, 2020
My NFL Career Didn’t Start in the NFL | Jim Rice & Matt Mango, Tennessee Titans
Just a week ago we returned from our Sport Business Program in Nashville Tennessee where we traveled with 18 aspiring sport professionals from all over the country. While in Nashville we met with the Nashville Preds, the Triple-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Nashville Sound, and the Tennessee Titans. Nissan Stadium was the only sports facility that was still on lock down due to COVID, but we had two Titans staffers that were gracious enough to come hang out with us at our hotel conference room. In this two-part podcast you will meet Jim Rice, Senior Manager of Ticket Sales and Matt Mango, Group Sales Manager at the Tennessee Titans. Both guys have really interesting paths to the Titans and those paths didn’t start in the NFL out of college. Learn about the buzz of the city during last year’s playoff run, and what happens when you're selling more tickets than ever, then all of sudden the season is on the line. Lets jump into our meeting that took place on August 4th in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
August 18, 2020
Positioning Yourself for Success | Andrew Haines, Sport Industry Entrepreneur
Today’s guest is Andrew Haines, a guy that wears many hats in the industry from owning sports teams to working for franchise teams, and everywhere in between. Andrew and I really connected because he has a true passion for seeing young professionals grow in the industry, and you know I love to see that! We’ll dive into his unique story of how he got into owning multiple sports teams, which is a common answer when I ask the interview question of “What is your dream job in sports?”. Lots of young professionals mention owning a team and we will hear just how Andrew made that happen. We will also talk about getting involved and doing things in the industry that other people aren’t doing because you have to do what others aren’t to get noticed. Before we begin, I want to remind you to please subscribe to our podcasts and rate it 5 stars. Also follow us on social at @iamlivingsport. To learn more about Living Sport and the amazing sport business programs we offer, visit us at livingsport.com.
July 21, 2020
How to Get a Job in Esports | Pete Powell, Nerd St. Gamers
Today’s episode is all about esports and understanding the landscape of it. We have been hearing from a lot of you in the Living Sport Network that you are interested in a career in this rapidly growing sector of sport but you may not know where to start. Well, we went directly to the source and in this episode we chat with Pete Powell, Chief of Staff at Nerd St. Gamers, a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers. Nerd St. Gamers is a company that is just 3 years old and is making tremendous waves in the industry and luckily for you, they will be hiring for many positions around the country in the very near future. Throughout my career I have learned that there is no better time to get involved in an organization than when it is starting out. When businesses are just starting up they are always looking for extra hands that can help out. If you are that guy or that gal that is there from the beginning and adds value to the company, many times that volunteer work or that internship turns into a full-time job when the company begins to hire more people to grow their staff out. esports may not be just starting, but in the past few years it has seen tremendous growth and will be on the uprise for the foreseeable future. Let’s turn it over to Pete and learn about his role at Nerd St. Gamers.
July 7, 2020
Why You Should Start Building Your Brand | Chris Nascimento, The Route Podcast
We have been saying for the last few months how important it is to keep busy during this time. Whether you want to hear it or not, one of the most popular upcoming interview questions for the next year will be “How did you make the most out of the time you had during quarantine?” And guess what, interviewers are going to hear some great stories. I’ve been watching all you go-getters out there! People have been building, creating, and working hard during this time. If you are not prepared for that question just yet, you are in luck! The best thing you can do if your stuck on what it is you should do, is be inspired by others! Listen to their story and open your mind to all the possibilities. If you do this, and truly open up, the idea you need may just come to you. Our guest today is someone you want to meet. Chris Nascimento, is a recent college grad who has that entrepreneur mind. He wasn’t even out of college when he started building his brand, @nascimentomktg, and now he is hosting his own sport business podcast called THE ROUTE, and is also working on a very exciting new project that involves Living Sport that we will talk about in this podcast.
June 23, 2020
How Twin Brothers Paved Different Paths to the Sport Industry | Max & Zach Hedges, 49ers & Sharks
This week were going to come home to the states and take a visit to Northern California to meet up with the Hedges brothers. Max and Zach Hedges are certainly a dynamic duo when it comes to young sport professionals. They are digging in and making sure they make their mark in the industry. Max and Zach have different takes on the industry. Max works as the Coordinator of SBL & Ticket Finance for the San Francisco 49ers and Zach is an Inside Sales Consultant for the San Jose Sharks. When you listen to this podcast, take notes from these guys. I’ve always been impressed by their well-rounded business knowledge and eagerness to learn. Now as young professionals in the industry, the confidence and passion that they both exude when they talk about what they do is exciting and contagious. This podcast is filled with tips for future interviews, advice on decision making, and how you can go from being unemployed, to being flown to the Super Bowl for work in just 7 months! Let’s tune in as Max and Zach provide you a look into the life of a young sport professional in the Bay Area. If you haven’t already, please subscribed to the Living Sport podcast and follow us on social @iamlivingsport.
June 9, 2020
How an International Sport Career Became a Reality | Connor Herlihy, Junior Golf Tour of Asia
Let's make a stop in Southeast Asia to the city of Thailand, a hot tourist destination for sure but let's chat with a local working in sport. Former Living Sport Barcelona ‘17 Alum, Connor Herlihy is the Media & Communications Manager at the Junior Golf Tour of Asia. In the conversation with Connor we will talk about how a sport management student from Pennsylvania finds his way all the way across the world for a career in the sport industry.
May 26, 2020
The State of International Mass Participation Events During COVID-19 | Armandos Linardos, Oceanman
In today’s episode we continue our series talking with our Living Sport community about COVID-19 and how others are handling it, and how we can learn from them during this time. The borders may be closed to international flights but today I am going to take you to Athens, Greece to talk with our event partner and friend, Armandos Linardos, Race Director of Oceanman Greece and Oceanman Cyrpus, an open-water swimming event with locations around the world. Armandos will provide his perspective on event management in the time of COVID-19, provide insight on some of the decision making that happens at the Event Director level, and explains how event management is a team sport!
May 12, 2020
Building Your Career in the Middle of a Pandemic | w/ NHL, MiLB & NCAA Young Professionals
In this episode of Living Sport Podcast we sit down with a few guests that are currently working in the sport industry to hear their story of building their career during this pandemic. We discussed their thoughts on the current state of sport business, how their role in the industry has changed since COVID-19, and they also offer up advice throughout the show on how to navigate through this time. It is amazing to see their positivity shine bright even when some outcomes aren’t ideal. For all those out there that feel they are alone in navigating their current or future careers, we are here to help and that is the power of the Living Sport network.
April 28, 2020
Navigating COVID-19 as a Young Professional | Chasity Brown, Educator Extraordinaire
We put together this podcast episode to help young professionals and students navigate through COVID 19 right now and in the upcoming months ahead. Beyond COVID 19 Chasity Brown shares tips on what young professionals should be thinking about now to achieve success later. We touch upon numerous different topics like when to say no, comparing yourself to others, and even thoughts around purchasing a new car. If you're up to improving yourself personally or professionally, take a listen to Chasity as she shares her stories and provides you a roadmap on how you can prepare yourself to live your best life.
April 14, 2020
Q&A w/ Future Female Sport Execs | Kylie Hucks, Ryane Heater, Sarah Holzer & Abbey Kootsillas
While in St. Louis for the NHL All-Star game we recorded with some of our female alumni that traveled with Living Sport to Dublin, Ireland and Hamburg, Germany in 2019. The energy these ladies provide is contagious and positive energy is something we all need these days. You can’t hear this enough… The strength of your network will be a huge factor in determining your future in the sport industry. I have to ask, have you taken the time we have now to catch up and reconnect with your contacts? Enjoy the Q&A from future female sport executives.
March 31, 2020
How to Never Work a Day in Your Life | Matt Panto, Ivy League
On this episode, we welcome Matt Panto, Associate Executive Director of Strategic Communications & External Relations for the Ivy League. Today we discuss Matt's love for sport and how one action taken can change the trajectory of your future. Be sure to get out the pen and paper and get ready for a great discussion!
March 17, 2020
Game Changing Tips for Aspiring Professionals | Mike Wasco, Legends
On today's episode, we sit down and talk to Living Sport's very first International Sport Business Program participant, Mike Wasco, Premium Sales Manager at Legends, University of Utah. Peer mentors and business allies are just as crucial in developing a strong network as connecting with professionals is. Mike is that type of guy you want to know and want to grow in the industry with. In his young career he has already worked in numerous facets of the industry and most recently received a promotion that took him from New York city to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is working in college sports. This episode is packed with great stories and learning lessons, so tune in and enjoy!
March 3, 2020
How to Win in Media Relations | Chris Tunno, St. Louis Cardinals
Hey Podcast! Baseball season is upon us and we are celebrating through our "Welcome Back, Baseball" episode. Today, we travel to Busch Stadium, home to the St. Louis Cardinals, where we sit down with St. Louis Cardinals Administrator of Information and Media Services, Chris Tunno. Throughout Chris' professional career, he has worked seven Major League Baseball postseason's, three World Series games, five league championships and seventy-nine total playoff games. Quite the lucky charm! In this episode, Chris shares his story of how he paved his path in sport and how he strives to give back to the next generation of sport professionals. Whether you're in the car or on the couch, be sure to tune in because this is a can't miss!
February 18, 2020
What Your Network Can Do for You | Program Alumni Tyler Mersch, Hayden Weaver, Stephen Brown & Trenton Gaston
On today’s episode, we travel to St. Louis, Missouri and sit down with four program alumni who have traveled to The Lou to gain experience in the sport industry at the 2020 NHL All-Star break. We are joined by Hayden Weaver (Glasgow ’19), Tyler Mersch (Glasgow ’19), Stephen Brown (Glasgow ’19) and Trenton Gaston (Athens ’19). These four are truly are a traveling friendship that doesn’t let distant impact their network. During our discussion, we discuss what it means to be apart of this Living Sport family, the development of future goals and how their paths led to St. Louis. Take a listen as we dive into the bond that these four alumni share through sport!
February 4, 2020
The World of Social in Australian Rules Football | Kate Orme, West Coast Eagles
Today we have a special edition for you! WHY IS THAT? Because we are handing the keys over to a guest host today! The guest host is Ben Muell, a Living Sport Advisory Board Member and program mentor, who has spent years working as a sport business professional in the collegiate and Minor league baseball industries. For Ben’s first Living Sport Podcast hosting gig, he chose to take it to the next level and record Living Sport’s first international guest! In this episode, Ben chats with his former colleague and close friend Kate Orme, from Perth, Australia. Kate is currently the Digital and Social Media Producer with the West Coast Eagles Australian Football team. We will dig into what exactly the sport of Australian Football is and how Kate made a career out of it in more ways than one! We have a great episode for you but we can’t ignore the terrible bushfire crisis that Australia is currently going through. These fires have burned more than 17 million acres of land affecting more than 2,000 homes. If you are able, we encourage you to please support Kate and millions of other Australians by making a donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief of Australia at redcross.org.au. Are you ready to learn more about Kate and the makeup of sport in Australia? Sit back, relax and take a listen to Ben and Kate!
January 21, 2020
Ensuring a Level Playing Field | Jack Felt, United States Anti-Doping Agency
On today's episode, we travel back to Colorado and sit down with two professionals that are reaching great heights in Olympic City USA. We sit down with Jack Felt, Distribution & Inventory Coordinator with the US Anti-Doping Agency; joined with Matt Guiod, Interim Director of Strategic Communications with the Rocky Mountain Conference. Jack and Matt have a unique background as they both attended Lock Haven University where they studied Sport Management together and found themselves beginning their careers in Colorado Springs. These two are living proof of the benefits from keeping your professional network alive. This naturally leads to us diving deep into their professional backgrounds, networking and building personal brand via social media. Whether you are listening from your office or passing the time during your commute, sit back and enjoy our conversation with Jack and Matt.
January 7, 2020
The Brains Behind the Stadium Videoboard | Interview w/ Matt Zidik, Ross Video
On today's episode, we discuss the behind the scenes of the stadium videoboard and control room as we sit down with Matt Zidik, Art Director at Ross Video Creative Services. Matt is no doubt, the best in the business at what he does. After spending many years in the front office of professional teams, Matt has taken his talents to Ross Video, where he now creates for many sports franchises around the nation. We will discuss what goes in to being the mastermind behind the in-game promotions and creative you see at professional and collegiate sports games. Come on along with us as we take a deep dive into the interworkings of sport stadium technology.
December 24, 2019
Living Sportsgiving @ Dodger Stadium | Part 2
This week we return to sunny Los Angeles at historic Dodger Stadium to bring you part two of the inaugural Living Sportsgiving episode. As Thanksgiving week represents the time of year Americans give thanks, we too are very thankful! While at Dodger Stadium, we brought together Living Sport alumni from the Los Angeles area to join the podcast and share stories from their sport journey. We previously spoke with Marcus Slane and Kenny Maley and today we finish up our conversation with Anna Audler, Operations Coordinator at ZogSports Los Angeles and Tina Schirmeister, Manager at Imbue Winter Guard. Join us as we continue in for part two of the Living Sportsgiving episode!
December 10, 2019
Living Sportsgiving @ Dodger Stadium | Part 1
This week we travel to sunny Los Angeles to historic Dodger Stadium to bring you the inaugural Living Sportsgiving episode. As this week represents the time of year Americans give thanks, we too are very thankful! While at Dodger Stadium, we brought together Living Sport alumni from the Los Angeles area to join the podcast and share stories from their sport journey. We sat down with Marcus Slane, Inside Sales Representative with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kenneth Maley, Sales and Experience Manager with the XFL, Anna Audler, Operations Coordinator at ZogSports Los Angeles and Tina Schirmeister, Manager at Winter Guard. Join us as we jump in to Part 1 of the Living Sportsgiving episode!
December 10, 2019
Who Am I As a Person? | #AskLivingSport w/ Dylan Hammon - Part 2
While in Colorado Springs, CO, we recorded this #AskLivingSport segment with National Events Coordinator at USA Triathlon, Dylan Hammon. Dylan has traveled across the world putting on events while always finding new ways to get involved in the industry. He will provide a wealth of knowledge and experience while answering questions from a student from James Madison University during this episode.
November 12, 2019
Event Production & Life Decisions | Dylan Hammon, USA Triathlon - Part 1
During our visit to Olympic City USA, Colorado Springs, CO, we sat down with USA Triathlon, National Events Coordinator, Dylan Hammon. Prior to his role with USA Triathlon, Dylan spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Monsters, the Cleveland Sports Commission, and many sport organizations across Ohio. With a continuous drive to better himself and those around him, Dylan was a perfect fit to join the podcast. Dylan is a Miami University of Ohio graduate and a Living Sport International Sport Business Program London ‘18 alum. Listen in as we relive Dylan’s journey while providing advice for you along the way!
November 6, 2019
From London to Pittsburgh | #AskLivingSport w/ Pirates Sales Rep Chris Kuo
On today's podcast, we are introducing our brand new series, #AskLivingSport! With this format, we turn the keys over to young professionals! After a short interview with our Co-Host, we will take to the phones. We have an aspiring sport professional on the line as we look to share insight into the sport industry. Our Co-Host today studied at Kent University, traveled with the London 2018 Living Sport International Sport Business Program, and is currently an Inside Sales Representative with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chris Kuo. Chris has continued his involvement with Living Sport as a Living Sport Ambassador and was awarded Ambassador of the Month in May 2019. Join us today as we share networking tips, insider ticket sales knowledge, and fun behind the scenes stories!
October 22, 2019
A Career of Fun & Games in Sport Promotions | An Interview w/ Lindsey Knupp
Let’s go behind the scenes with 15-year Minor League Baseball Veteran, Lindsey Knupp, former Vice President of Marketing & Entertainment for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. This episode is filled with industry advice, real-world work stories, and sport office shenanigans that will leave you understanding just why everyone wants to work in sports. Under Lindsey’s direction, the IronPigs' forward-thinking and unique promotions have won multiple awards and have been highlighted in numerous national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Sports Illustrated. Lindsey was the recipient of the 39th MiLB Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year Award, presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to her club or league, or to baseball. Lindsey currently serves on the Living Sport Advisory Board.
October 8, 2019
Living Sport Podcast Trailer
Our brand new podcast is all about helping you find a career in the sport industry. Geared toward college students and recent graduates, we’re combining education with entertainment to provide you with an inside look into the industry. We’ll mix in our #AskLivingSport show episodes and classroom sessions on sport business and entrepreneurship. We’ll also do interviews with sport business professionals and fireside chats with people we meet while traveling the world through sport. Listen in for advice on how to gain an edge over the thousands of job seekers looking to score a gig in sports!
September 30, 2019