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Just a Good Conversation

Just a Good Conversation

By Matt Brown
Who doesn't love to sit down and have a good conversation with someone. Just a Good Conversation host Matt Brown plans on doing just that as he sits down and talks to creatives, coaches, business owners and more. All with the intention of giving you a little inset into their world and learn a little. Nothing is really off limit as long as it's a good conversation.
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Just a Good Conversation: Robert Lachman
Robert Lachman has been around photography since his childhood. He attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he earned a bachelor's degree of fine arts in photography. Robert started at the LA Times as a intern in 1974 and had been a staff photographer and photo editor for 42 years. He covered the Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls, Stanley Cup presidential elections and other major events in Southern California.
01:17:56
September 10, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Austin Perryman
Austin Perryman is a staff photographer at Mississippi State Athletics. He oversees and maintains Mississippi State's photography systems while covering MSU's events for all 14 intercollegiate teams. We talked about covering the 2021 College World Series during covid as well as working through a very difficult personal moment while covering the final game.
01:34:22
August 20, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Rodney Allen Rippy
Rodney Allen Rippy is a former American child actor, television personality, marketing director, producer, and politician. He appeared in TV commercials for the fast-food chain Jack in the Box in the early 1970s, as well as in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Caron, The Odd Couple, The Six Million Dollar Man and Blazing Saddles. Rodney was also a candidate for Mayor of Compton in 2013. We talk about that and more on the podcast.
02:02:08
August 13, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Franze
Mike Franze is the owner of the Fullerton and Buena Park bicycle shops as well as the Fullerton electric bikes. We talk about his love for BMX, September 11th and buying a small business. www.fullertonbicycle.com www.facebook.com/FullertonBicycleCo/ www.instagram.com/fbbicycles/ www.youtube.com/channel/UCIrs_VDHzLRFNiymL7bdIeg/featured
02:20:03
August 6, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Ron Henry
Ron Henry is huge lawn care geek and uses his youtube channel to share what he's learned along the way with the world. He documents all the steps over several seasons. www.youtube.com/c/RonHenry/videos
47:02
July 16, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Mora Part 2
Robert's work then earned him a position as Staff Photographer at Getty Images where he photographed high profile events in the news and entertainment industry. His success enabled him to open his own business in 2003 where he has since served clients such as MGM Resorts, Golden Nugget, Adidas, and The Honda Center.  Robert Chief Team Photographer for the LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer's most successful club.
01:23:59
July 9, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Mora Part 1
Robert Mora began his photography career in high school at the age of fifteen. After attending Art Center College of Design, he became an assistant photographer at Bernstein & Associates in Los Angeles. His experience grew immensely at the age of twenty one while being one of the team photographers for the Los Angeles Lakers and Kings.
01:35:37
July 2, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jon Wilhite
Jon Wilhite is the sole survivor in the fatal drunk driving crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart Henry Pearson and Courtney Stewart in April of 2009. Suffering an internal decapitation might have been the easy part to what happened to Jon and dealing with the aftermath has become his real challenge.
01:37:24
June 25, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Dr. Sarah Lepe
Rebranded Athlete was founded by Dr. Sarah Lepe who is a former Division I Cal State University, Fullerton Volleyball Alumni. Athletics played a tremendous role throughout Sarah’s life and especially in pursuing her career goals. After the final whistle of her last game, little did she know what a challenge it would be to transition out of athletics and pursue her career.
02:45:36
June 11, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jenny Topping
Jenny Topping is one of the best softball players period! Pac 10 newcomer of the year, 3 time Big West player of the year. Gold medalist at Pan American Games 2003, Gold medalist at the Athens Olympics 2004, International Sports Invitational Champion 2005, Softball world Champion 2006 and 2012 Olympic Hall of Fame as well as Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015. She started a softball training center goldmedaltraining31.com to help young girls better understand the softball. We talk about that and more on the podcast.
02:07:09
June 4, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Todd Bigelow Part 2
Todd Bigelow is an adjunct professor of photography & photojournalism, founder of The Business of Photography Workshop, and author of "The Freelance Photographer's Guide To Success: Business Essentials. You can find Todd on Youtube as well talking about business practices for a freelancers. We talk about this and more on the podcast. We talk about what makes a good contract and a bad one. The power of the internet and how it changed the way photography was seen and more.
02:01:59
May 28, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Todd Bigelow Part 1
Todd Bigelow is an adjunct professor of photography & photojournalism, founder of The Business of Photography Workshop, and author of "The Freelance Photographer's Guide To Success: Business Essentials. You can find Todd on Youtube as well talking about business practices for a freelancers. We talk about this and more on the podcast.
01:55:14
May 21, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Robert Huskey
The lost art of building and maintaining work relationships is the topic Robert Huskey and I discus. From mentoring, working together to now a working partnership. Take a listen to how he did it and the pay off in the end. Check out his work at huskeyweddings.com or roberthuskey.com
01:00:58
May 14, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Rodriguez Part 2
For over 35 years Southern California was lucky to have my guest Paul Rodriguez making images in local newspapers. We discus his time at the OC Register, cover major events and getting better light You can see his work at www.paulrodriguez.biz
01:28:47
May 7, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Paul Rodriguez Part 1
Paul Rodriguez spent 33 years making Orange County his visual playground. He’s was never one to back down from pushing the envelope to when it came to making a power image. We talk about his journey to the OC Register, Keep letters and his love of all things USC. You can see his work at www.paulrodriguez.biz
01:27:52
April 30, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Isaac Salazar
Isaac Salazar is the director of strength and conditioning at Cal State Fullerton. Isaac earned his bachelors degree in exercise and sports science at Vanguard University and his masters degree in kinesiology (performance enhancement emphasis) at Cal State Fullerton. We talk about getting into weights at all ages, what to eat and not eat make when lifting and more. 
01:38:31
April 23, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Gaby Mullinax
Not too many people can say they have changed an industry for the better,  my guest Gaby Mullinax changed the photo lab industry and more. She bought Fullerton Photographics in 1999, within two years she and her team tossed the photo lab industry upside down. We talked about buying a small business, the challenges of covid as a business owner and the future of Fullerton Fast Signs.
01:51:12
April 16, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jim McCormack
You can’t say Long Beach Press Telegram with saying Jim McCormack. For more than 40 years that newspaper was his life. He worked as a beat writer covering Long Beach State athletics, copy editor, Sports Editor, he did lay out, was a Religion Editor and even got his hands on a camera from time to time get a photos in the paper. We talk about his career and the newspapers future.
02:35:25
April 9, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Coronado
Michael Coronado is an old soul, a true newspaper man. He’s covered the news for small local papers and traveled half way around the world to cover the war in the middle east. Now a professor at Cypress College he’s teaching the next generation of journalist on how to cover the next big story and the smallest ones as well. Michael and I talk about journalism, mustaches and Land Rovers.
02:49:46
April 2, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Peter Proemba
Peter Proemba worked at Dynalite Lighting for over 40 years, 28 as the CEO. One of the best strobe company in the photo business for many of those years. In January of 2020 the New Jersey-based company founded in 1970 filed for Chapter 7. Peter and I sit down and talk about finding the business, it's growth and the end.
02:06:33
March 26, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Bill Alkofer Part 2
Bill Alkofer hails from the hinterlands of North Dakota. He received a degree in journalism in 1985 and has been shooting pictures professionally for over 42 years, including stints at the Orange County Register, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Daily News. Bill was shooting a football game in late to 2018 when he started having trouble lifting his arms. Weeks later Bill was diagnosed with ALS. 
01:31:22
March 19, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Bill Alkofer Part 1
Bill Alkofer has been shooting pictures professionally for 42 years, including stints at the Orange County Register, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Daily News. In spite of a dearth of opportunities in Southern California, Bill is a prolific curler, having won the 1979 Walsh County, North Dakota Curling Championship. He drew up in Minnesota, lives in Long Beach—but is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He’s also an expert in United States presidential history; in his view, the best presidents were James Buchanon, Andrew Johnson and Warren G. Harding.
01:30:54
March 12, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Ben Liebenberg
Ben Liebenberg is a 4-time Emmy award winning, Los Angeles based photographer. His passion and drive has allowed Ben to travel the world. For the last 14 years, Ben has worked for the National Football League as the Director of Photography and Lead Photographer. He has covered and managed the imaging of hundreds of games and professional media events, including many Super Bowls. 
02:23:18
March 5, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Coach Ted
Coach Ted Jablowski lives his life motivating others. He wants you to be the BEST at the one thing you desire to dominate. Ted Jablowski is a passionate man who has coached many sports including Live-Action Chess, Interpretive Dance Battles, Aqua Badminton, Kick-Ball, Greco-Roman Mud Wrestling, and Frisbee Golf. He was cast as “Lil’ Lightning In A Bottle” on the television show American Gladiators in the early 90’s. He never made it to episode one due to a tennis ball to the growing accident during rehearsal. A man with positive goals for others, Coach Ted Jablowski is a genius who can coach every sport that nobody wants to coach… even your life. www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kfBlFRfbIHxZw8fGeKxqg
41:37
February 26, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Marcus Yam Part 2
Part 2: Marcus Yam is a roving Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and staff photographer. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he left a career in aerospace engineering to become a photographer. In 2019, Yam was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for his unflinching body of work documenting the everyday plight of Gazans during deadly clashes in the Gaza Strip. He was also part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news teams that covered the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks in 2015 for the Los Angeles Times and the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash. in 2014, for the Seattle Times. His previous work has also earned an Emmy Award for News and Documentary, World Press Photo Award, DART Award for Trauma Coverage, Scripps Howard Visual Journalism Award, Picture of the Year International’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award, Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award, National Headliner Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
01:31:24
February 19, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Marcus Yam Part 1
Part 1: Marcus Yam is a roving Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and staff photographer. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he left a career in aerospace engineering to become a photographer. In 2019, Yam was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for his unflinching body of work documenting the everyday plight of Gazans during deadly clashes in the Gaza Strip. He was also part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning breaking news teams that covered the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attacks in 2015 for the Los Angeles Times and the deadly landslide in Oso, Wash. in 2014, for the Seattle Times. His previous work has also earned an Emmy Award for News and Documentary, World Press Photo Award, DART Award for Trauma Coverage, Scripps Howard Visual Journalism Award, Picture of the Year International’s Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award, Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award, National Headliner Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.
02:03:04
February 12, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Stephanie Sampson
Stephanie Sampson was an athlete at Long Beach State were she was on the track team. We talk about working in sports at UCLA and Long Beach State and dealing with the craziness that comes with the jobs. She has been working at LAX for 6 years now, the last two as the Director of Communications at airport. We dive into all that and more.
01:56:40
February 5, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Malcolm and Willem Brown
It's been a year and I thought I'd have a conversation with my two youngest son Malcolm and Willem Brown about Covid and how it's been for them. When the pandemic start Willem was in 8th grade enjoying time with buddies and getting ready for high school. Malcolm was a sophomore at Servite high school where he was doing great and loving to learn how to pole vault. A year and I wanted to see what they thought of the whole experience. 
46:45
January 29, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Ric Tapia
Ric is commercial photographer with an emphasis in creating sports imagery. He has been recognized three times by the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio for Action Photography. Ric’s work has been viewed by millions of people across all platforms including: Los Angeles Rams billboard, Sports Illustrated covers, ESPN poster, Skechers in-store displays, Kia television commercial, and all over the internet for the NFL. We talk about finding photography and building clients as well as managing his business.
02:20:23
January 22, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Demian Brown
Demian Brown graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 1997 with a degree in communications, Brown was a four-year letter winner for former Head Coach Al Mistri as a defender for the Titans from 1992-94 and 1996, helping Fullerton to the semifinals of the 1993 College Cup. Over the last 16 years as both an assistant coach and head coach, Brown has helped the Titans to seven Big West regular season titles (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019), eight conference tournament crowns (2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019) and eight appearances in the NCAA Tournament - including a trip to the “Sweet 16” in 2005 a second round berth in 2006 and first round trips in 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019.  We talk about falling in love with soccer, finding your ACL and learning how to communicate with women. 
02:45:20
January 15, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: John Benton Part 2
John Benton: switching loyalties from GM car culture to the aircooled Porsche world at 23, John Benton has never looked back. His 912, which he still drives today, is a rolling manifestation of all his dreams over the years. That love has translated into the brick and mortar establishment we know today as Benton Performance. A chat with him usually reveals two things; his deep knowledge of all that is aircooled and his genuine interest in helping those who need it.
02:28:43
January 8, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: John Benton Part 1
John Benton: switching loyalties from GM car culture to the aircooled Porsche world at 23, John Benton has never looked back. His 912, which he still drives today, is a rolling manifestation of all his dreams over the years. That love has translated into the brick and mortar establishment we know today as Benton Performance. A chat with him usually reveals two things; his deep knowledge of all that is aircooled and his genuine interest in helping those who need it.
01:53:31
January 8, 2021
Just a Good Conversation: Jennifer Bauer
I sit down with Jennifer Bauer to discuss marketing at Intel and the LA Angels to finding her new career in Life Coaching. We dive deep into her 20 Year journey after her mom’s suicide and dealing with covid-19 now and in the future. Jenn has a hiding passion....It's photography! She has traveled to many beautiful places in the world and put together a book "Nature Guides" full of wonderful photos and more. You can find more information about Jenn and life coaching as well as the book at www.jennbauerhealing.com
01:46:43
December 18, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Nick Carver
Nick Carver photo career started off in 2006 and in 2008 he began teaching private photography lessons in Orange County, CA. His success as a one-on-one instructor eventually grew to include popular group classes, field workshops, and online courses. Although Nick still offers private lessons, the bulk of his efforts now are spent on commercial architectural photography work, online photography courses, and content creation for his own YouTube channel. Check out his website NickCarverPhotography.com and look him up on YouTube.
02:36:48
December 11, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Eric Sorenson
Eric Sorenson is one hell of a good writer for D1 Baseball and Athlon Sports. You've seen him on ESPN and College Baseball Today. There aren't a lot of guys who dedicate to covering a college baseball nationally, Eric is one of them. We sit down and talk about growing up in the midwest, finding writing and his love of college baseball. If you enjoy a good read and a better laugh check him out on twitter @ Stitch_Head. 
02:38:20
December 4, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mel Franks
Mel Franks was a sports reporter for the Daily News Tribune and a  public relations representative the California Angels before coming to Cal State Fullerton were he spent the next 32 years the Sports Information Director. Mel was inducted into the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017. Mel Franks was one of the best to ever do it. When it came to relating with the media and keeping track of Cal State Fullerton's athletic achievements throughout the years, no one did it better.
02:38:22
November 27, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Joseph Mahon
Joseph Mahon has been involved in the restaurant industry since he was 16 years old. Joseph quickly moved through the ranks in the local restaurant scene and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Joseph's drive and passion landed him working weekends for free in New York City's 3 and 4 star kitchens. Eventually, he earned an intern position at Cafe Boulud with Andrew Carmellini. Upon graduating from school, Joseph was picked from his class to go work in the south of France. Returning to the United States, his passion for food led him back to Cafe Boulud in NYC. Feeling secure in his cooking foundation from Daniel Boulud and Andrew Carmellini; Joseph went on to take positions at Danube and Bouley under David Bouley where he was Chef de Partie. Joseph moved back to California to become Sous Chef of Sona with David Myers in Los Angeles. He was recruited for opening Chef de Cuisine position of the Fairmont Newport Beach and Executive Chef of 208 Rodeo in Beverly Hills. Joseph went on to become Executive Chef of the now 'infamous' Bastide in West Hollywood. Critics noted his ability to do the simple things very well, maximizing flavors of his ingredients, innovative technique and overall balance on all of his plates. During his tenure, Bastide was awarded Top Food in Zagat with 27 for food. 4.5 Stars for opentable.com, 2.5 stars from the LA Times and Best Restaurant by LA FEAST with a score of 93. He went on open 'Burger Mondays' at Bastide which turned out to be a huge hit. Joseph was surprised and inspired at the reactions of such a simple dish. Joseph notes, “Every Monday there was at least 2-3 people saying it was the best burger they ever had. At that moment, I knew what I was going to do next”. Three months later 'The Burger Parlor' was born.
02:39:31
November 20, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Don Bartletti
Don Bartletti is Southern California based photojournalist. His 32-year career at the Los Angeles Times and 10 years prior with other San Diego County newspapers took him throughout the United States and around the world for news. Don is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist dedicated to creating photo essays, videos, exhibits, lectures and guest teaching to promote a greater understanding of causes and consequences of illegal immigration into the United States from Mexico and Central America.
02:42:21
November 13, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Eric Vallely
Eric Vallely is a 4th generation Newport Beach resident and he has a huge passion for the ocean. He began surfing at the age of 5 at Blackies, which is located next to Newport Pier. He bought a camera and was determined to figure it out. It took a few years to really begin capturing images the way he wanted and imagined them. He spends time making beautiful images of his hometown of Newport Beach.
01:27:07
November 6, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Dave Martinez
Dave Martinez, the founder of the La Habra boxing club, a former amateur boxer in the U.S. Army, a well-respected professional cut man and a lifelong La Habra resident who grew up in the camps. David was award the Silver Star Medal as an Army medic during the Vietnam War. He sits down and talks about his humble and beautiful life.
02:27:12
October 30, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Andy Gutierrez
My guest is Cal State Fullerton mens soccer goalkeeper coach Andy Gutierrez. He dodged gangs and murder while growing up in South Central LA. He fell in love with soccer has a teenage. We talk about growing up in a life of gangs and missing a chance to play D1 basketball basketball and what he likes in a goalkeeper. 
02:14:04
October 23, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Maggie Weston
Maggie Weston has been a real estate agent for over 30 years. She is the host of The Face of Fullerton Youtube channel that is posted weekly were they share short videos about the city of Fullerton, Ca. and its surrounding cities. From where to eat, to where to play, to its rich history. Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and again 2014. We talked about those challenges and more.
01:38:05
October 16, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Dedrique Taylor Part 2
Cal State Fullerton head men's basketball coach and long-time college assistant Dedrique Taylor talks about his 20 year career in NCAA basketball. Entering his eighth season at Cal State Fullerton we examined providing leadership to young men, the unseen pressures of coaching, basketball recruiting and dealing with covid today and moving forward. We discus the life altering surgery that Coach Taylor under went after the basketball season.
01:54:16
October 9, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Dedrique Taylor Part 1
Cal State Fullerton head men's basketball coach and long-time college assistant Dedrique Taylor talks about his 20 year career in NCAA basketball. Entering his eighth season at Cal State Fullerton we examined providing leadership to young men, the unseen pressures of coaching, basketball recruiting and dealing with covid today and moving forward. We discus the life altering surgery that Coach Taylor under went after the basketball season.
01:51:46
October 9, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Michael Kitada
Michael Kitada earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication with an emphasis in photojournalism from California State University, Fullerton. After graduation, he was employed as a staff photographer at the Orange County Register where he was able to travel and document top events of the time over the last 25 years. For the last 10 years, he managed his own photography business and taught photojournalism as an adjunct at UCLA, California Baptist University and Biola University.
01:51:39
October 2, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Michelle Gromacki
Former Cal State Fullerton Head Coach Michelle Gromacki coached the Titans' softball program for 12 years and has made Fullerton one of the most prestigious programs in the nation. A head injury during the 2007 season changed her life forever.  Gromacki has devoted the past 17 seasons to the Titans' program after spending five years as an assistant. Regarded as one of the best catchers in the nation, Gromacki helped lead the Titans to a combined 170-19-1 overall record and a 65-10-1 mark in the Big West as a player from 1985-87 while helping Fullerton claim the 1986 NCAA National Championship. Gromacki was also inducted as part of the inaugural class of the Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame in her hometown of Antioch, Calif. The first female athlete chosen for induction, Gromacki was a three-time Most Valuable Player at Antioch HS and her jersey was officially retired at AHS in April, 2007.
02:52:16
September 25, 2020
Just a good Conversation: Ryan Ermeling
Ryan Ermeling graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 1997 with a B.A. in Communication. After graduation, Ryan moved into collegiate athletic media relations, eventually serving as the primary media contact for the Cal State Fullerton baseball team, which captured the College World Series championship in 2004. Shortly thereafter, he left to pursue his fledgling business, Stretch Internet. During his 15 years as President and CEO, he grew Stretch into the largest streaming video provider in the collegiate athletics space, with a client base of nearly 600 colleges and universities (more than 40 percent of the market). In 2017, Stretch was placed on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in the country. The company was acquired in May, 2018, by Battery Ventures, a global, technology-focused investment firm.
02:37:38
September 18, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Bahare Mehrinfar
My guest is the Director of Human Resources at Incipio Group Bahare Mehrinfar. With so many people looking for work for the first time in a long time I thought hearing from a person in HR would be very helpful. The do's and don't of resumes and interviews as well as other tips to getting a job. 
44:47
September 8, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Scott Himelstein
If you are looking buying or selling your home realtor Scott Himelstein gives us an inside look at what to expect. Every year, Scott is consistently one of the top producers in the San Fernando Valley. Previously before moving to Park Regency Realty, Scott was the Number #1 agent at his Keller Williams Market Center averaging more than 20 million in production. Prior to his career in real estate, Scott broadcast Long Beach State & Cal State Northridge basketball games on the radio. Scott also worked several years for all of the major networks as an associate director, stage manager, & statistician covering the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and PGA. Scott had the opportunity to cover such events as the NBA Finals, the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals and the British Open.
01:13:23
July 25, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Richard Mackson
Former Vice President at Kodak and Sports Illustrated photographer Richard Mackson talks about 40 years in the photo industry.  Richard has photographed World Cup Soccer, America’s Cup Yachting, fourteen Olympic Games, Rose Bowls, the Oscars, Kentucky Derbies, NCAA Final Fours, BCS/CFP Championships, NBA Finals, over thirty Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, World Championship Boxing, and countless other national and international sporting events. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Arts Education from California State University, Long Beach, and is also a frequent and enthusiastic speaker and lecturer on photography, technology and business strategy topics.  Today Richard resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife Joy and their daughter Lauren.
02:22:29
July 25, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Travon Free
Travon free is a comedian, actor and writer. He formerly wrote for The Daily Show and now writes for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Travon has won Emmys on both shows for writing. A former Division I college basketball player at Long Beach State, after he injured his knee during his second year he took a comedy writing class. We chat about his early life growing up in the Compton, Gang life, playing basketball, coming out as bisexual and falling for comedy.
01:19:36
July 25, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mark Rightmire
35 years as a photographer is long, Mark Rightmire has spent that just at the OC Register as a staff photographer.  Everything from Oscars, Stanley Cups, Major Fires and the Winter Olympics this Ohio university grad is still making beautiful photos every day. His love nature and the ocean shows up in his work as well as the ability to tell a story in a single photo. We said down and talked about learning photography in the 70's and starting to working the 80's. There has been a lot of changes during that time and we disgust those challenges. 
01:49:40
July 22, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee Part 1
Mike Greenlee current works as the design coordinator for Associated Students Inc., at Cal State Fullerton, after nearly 20 years of part- and full-time service in the University's Athletics Department. He graduated with his bachelor of fine arts degree from Fullerton in 1998, after having competed as a member of the Titans baseball team from 1995-97. Mike was inducted into the CSF Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2013, with his 1995 NCAA College World Series Champion teammates.
01:54:19
July 13, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Mike Greenlee Part 2
Mike Greenlee current works as the design coordinator for Associated Students Inc., at Cal State Fullerton, after nearly 20 years of part- and full-time service in the University's Athletics Department. He graduated with his bachelor of fine arts degree from Fullerton in 1998, after having competed as a member of the Titans baseball team from 1995-97. Mike was inducted into the CSF Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2013, with his 1995 NCAA College World Series Champion teammates.
01:44:10
July 13, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Jay Seidel
I had a wonderful conversation with Jay Seidel. Jay is a professor and head of the drone technology and journalism programs at Fullerton College. He is a certificated drone pilot and has written a book on drone piloting. He was the editor and publisher of the La Habra Journal, a community newspaper in Orange County. Prior to becoming a college instructor in 2005, he worked for 12 years as a writer and editor for various publications, including the Los Angeles Times and Popular Hot Rodding. He served 11 years in the U.S. Army and California Army National Guard where he worked as a combat engineer and photojournalist.
02:43:30
July 10, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Phil Thurman
Phil was born and raised in Orange County, California. After graduating film school at Chapman University, he created his own production company Odessa Films, USA where he produced and directed two feature films (Degenerate and Guy In Row Five). He has also produced and directed various commercials, documentaries, sports promos, and web content. Phil Thurman enters his 15th year as Fullerton College's Sports Information Director. He oversees media relations and publication production for all of the FC athletic department's sports programs.
02:36:08
July 10, 2020
Just a Good Conversation: Welcome and Introduction
Just a Good Conversation host Matt Brown talks about why he restarted his podcast and what he hopes you get out of it. I've been making visual images for over 30 years. During that time I've always loved a good conversation with people inside and outside the photo business. So I thought I'd seat them down and talk to them with a microphone this time and let you enjoy the good conversation.
06:47
July 8, 2020