Mega Ran in... Random Encounters

Mega Ran in... Random Encounters

By Mega Ran
Teacher/Rapper/Hero Mega Ran tells stories from the road, the classroom, and from life. And hopefully learns a lesson from them.
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Episode Twenty: Lio Rush
Lio Rush has seen the highest highs of Wrestlemania and the lowest of lows in a state of depression, and through it all he maintains a positive outlook. As one of hundreds of WWE personnel released on April 15 dubbed “Black Friday,” Lio has quickly adjusted to life after WWE through music and family. Hear from Lio on his musical output and influences, what life in the WWE meant to him, and if he still maintains that he’ll never wrestle again. It’s a great chat with “The Man Of The Hour.” Get Lio Rush’s new project “Ever After” on streaming services today and follow him at @itsLioRush on all social sites.
29:32
May 18, 2020
Episode Nineteen: Tyler Breeze
WWE Superstar Tyler Breeze holds the distinction of being the only superstar to wrestle the legendary Jyushin Thunder Liger in a WWE ring….and managed to kick him in the nuts during that match. From sledding to school in a small Canadian town to hockey player to wrestling star who’s won championships all over, Breeze keeps himself occupied while staying entertaining. Breeze talks about the response to “Fashion Files,” as well as the strangest difference between NXT and Raw/SmackDown events, favorite video games, his obsession with the supernatural and being the “good cop” while running a wrestling school. Thanks to Tyler for a great chat. Get more Tyler Breeze: Twitter: @mmmgorgeous Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/TheSweetzLive Flatbacks Wrestling School: flatbackswrestlingschool.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheSweetzPlus/ Get tickets to this week’s RANDOM HOUSE STUDIOS featuring Bryan Zane and Fat Tony here: http://tinyurl.com/RandomHouseLive And watch Mega Ran get his hair cut by his wife this week on Twitch: Https://twitch.tv/mega_ran
38:05
May 11, 2020
Episode Eighteen: Rocky Romero
As a multiple time champion, and current manager to New Japan tag team Roppongi 3K, Rocky Romero has wrestled all over the world, and we talk about his journey, wrestling post-COVID-19 and what’s left to accomplish in such a long career. He’s also doing podcasts, music and amazing TikTok content, so stay up with all things Rocky Romero on twitter: twitter.com/azucaroc
32:03
May 4, 2020
Episode Seventeen: Erin Ashley Simon
Just Create. Those words from eSports rep/freelancer/journalist Erin Ashley Simon pushed her to astounding heights while recognizing her worth and claiming her greatness. From collegiate athlete to content creator, Erin’s journey has been extremely inspirational, so we talk about what the pandemic has done to her creative process, the mainstream media’s view on eSports and the respect level it’s received and what’s next for both Erin and eSports, and where she would send a friend in NYC for the best food in town. She also gives some great advice for creatives in our chat. Stay in touch with Erin at @erinasimon on most social media sites, or on twitch at twitch.tv/erinasimon
33:23
April 27, 2020
Episode Sixteen: Mickey Factz
If Mickey Factz hadn’t been bitten by the radioactive rap bug, during a stint at NYU Law, he would probably be a lawyer or accountant. As it stands though, Mickey is one of the world’s best freestyle MCs. He’s also a new father. How has the pandemic affected his workflow? Ran and Mickey talk about strategies on navigating the new world post-COVID-19, and some thoughts on Jay Electronica’s release and strategies, his favorite go-to meal and how MySpace made him famous. Also, we play Factz’ newest collaboration on the new SaxKixAve project called “Optimism.” Get more Mickey Factz: Twitter.com/mickeyfactz Instagram.com/mickey.factz
28:14
April 20, 2020
Episode Fifteen: GrandPOOBear
How does life change for a professional gaming speed runner in the midst of a worldwide pandemic? More than you’d think. Redbull-sponsored speed runner GrandPooBear is a former snowboarder who turned near-tragedy into triumph when he decided to “get good” at gaming and eventually make it his profession. Get more GrandPOOBear at https://www.twitch.tv/grandpoobear Mega Ran’s next live stream show is TUESDAY April 14, get tickets here: https://www.universe.com/events/random-house-studios-mega-ran-live-stream-concert-series-tickets-B9GF3P
22:37
April 13, 2020
Episode Fourteen: Cheeseburger
How does a 135-pound man make it in one of the most physically demanding sports ever? Hard work, that’s how. Cheeseburger talks about his start, what it takes to get into the business, and of course, the best Cheeseburgers in the world. Follow Cheeseburger on twitter at @CheeseburgerROH If you’re interested, ‘Burger runs a wrestling school in PA, The Worldwide Wrestling Dojo. Look them up online at @WorldwideDojo For training inquiries contact: WorldwideWrestlingDojo@gmail.com
27:34
April 7, 2020
Episode Thirteen: Fear vs. Faith With DJ Q*Bert
DMC world champion DJ Q*Bert explains how he’d probably be doing bad things if he had not found the turntables. He's lost far more battles than he’s won, and learned a lesson from each one. He also explains that money is karma, and the importance of maintaining a hustler’s spirit, and how he only allows himself to play video games for 20 minutes. He also explains how COVID-19 has made this the best time to be a creative, and the story gets interesting when we talk about what happens at the end of your life. We also get to play a sneak peek of “Doom Box,” from Q*Berts upcoming release “WAVE TWISTERS ZERO: THE ORIGINS.” get more at Thudrumble.com. *things get a little explicit*
25:29
March 30, 2020
Episode Eleven: Myq Kaplan, Part 2
Ran and Myq talk about the beginnings, college, and what brought them down this path of entertainment. Also, A caller tells us about Nashville coming together in the midst of crisis.  Get more Myq Kaplan at http://myqkaplan.com/
23:13
March 23, 2020
Episode Ten: Myq Kaplan, Part 1
While on the JoCo Cruise, Mega Ran sat down with comedian Myq Kaplan to talk about the highs, the lows and some general tips for living in these times. Music by DJ DN3. Get bonus footage from this episode at https://patreon.com/megaran.  Follow Myq Kaplan at @MyqKaplan on all socials. His podcast "Broccoli and Ice Cream" is also available wherever you get podcasts.
25:28
March 17, 2020
Episode Nine: 24/8.
Mega Ran shares thoughts on the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant.  Thanks to Chris H. for the kind words.  Join the convo on Mega Ran's Patreon page: http://patreon.com/megaran Upcoming Shows:  Feb 27-March 1 - PAX East Thursday, March 26, 2020 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie Friday, March 27, 2020 New York, NY Cmon Everybody (LPR Presents) Saturday, March 28, 2020 Burlington, VT Monkey House  Sunday, March 29, 2020Boston, MA Middle East
08:12
January 31, 2020
Episode Eight: Never Read The Comments.
Mega Ran shares a story of accepting criticism and self-doubt....It happens to the best of us.  Thank you for listening. Beats by The Alumni.  Special Shout out to Patreon supporter Rodney W.  Become a Patron at patreon.com/megaran Upcoming Show Dates:  1/24/20 - Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ 8 PM 1/25/20 - The Game Preserve NASA, Houston, TX 4-7 PM
09:46
January 16, 2020
Episode Seven: Kanye West Won't Do Kickstarter
Mega Ran gives the story on how his first Kickstarter success and what he’s learned since then. Follow these tips for GUARANTEED crowdfunding success!* Music by DJ DN3, Yon.Li and Rifti Beats Ran is back on Kickstarter funding BLACK MATERIA: THE REMAKE: check that out and support here: http://bit.ly/BlackMateriaRemake *nothing is guaranteed.
12:17
October 24, 2019
Episode Six: QUITTING IS GOOD
Mega Ran recently announced he was stepping down from the Mat Mania Podcast (hear that on Episode 152). In quitting, he reflects on how quitting is good, and talks about the lessons learned from stepping down from a few previous jobs, including the heartbreaking story of how teaching ended for Mega Ran. Thank you for listening!  Upcoming Mega Ran show dates:  Oct 12 @ EXP Con, St. Augustine FL Oct 19 @ Cal Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Nov 1 @ Youmacon, Detroit, MI
15:22
October 10, 2019
Episode Five: Checking The Boxes
Ran tells the story of a trip to Washington DC reshaping his young mind, and how a girl broke his heart in 6th grade. Background music by Crunk Witch.
08:23
September 5, 2019
Episode Four: Dealing With Death
  Mega Ran tells the story of losing loved ones, through stories about Michael Jackson, Nipsey Hussle, Trap House and Dave New York. Rest in Peace.  Upcoming tour dates:  Aug 23 @ Dante's Portland OR Aug 24 @ West Seattle Beer and Music Fest, Seattle, WA Sept 10 @ Illegal Pete's, Tucson, AZ Sept 11 @ Last Exit Live, Phoenix, AZ Sept 12 @ Toxic Toast Theatre, Long Beach, CA Sept 13-15 @ MAGWest, San Jose, CA Sept 16 @ Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA
11:11
August 15, 2019
Episode Three: Don't Try This At Home
Mega Ran tells the story of how 1988 was a crucial year of his upbringing, from drugs to Pro-Wrestling to Nintendo. Thanks for listening! Upcoming Tour dates:    Sept 10 @ Illega Petes, Tucson, AZ Sept 11 @ Last Exit Live, Phoenix, AZ Sept 12 @ Toxic Toast Theatre, Long Beach, CA Sept 13-15 @ MAGWest, San Jose, CA Sept 16 @ Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA Tickets at megaran.com/shows
08:14
August 3, 2019
Episode Two: Ran's First Comic Con
Mega Ran tells the story of moving from Philly to Arizona and attending his first San Diego Comic Con.
13:58
July 19, 2019
Episode One: Losses vs Lessons
Mega Ran talks about some of the worst show experiences ever.
11:14
July 12, 2019