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The Mike Is Yours

The Mike Is Yours

By Mike Mainier
Each episode, host Mike Mainier brings on guests from all walks of life for an in-depth interview.
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Would you cancel all meetings? A short book review of ‘Brave New Work’
A very short review of Aaron Dingman’s new business book, ‘Brave New Work’! Visit
July 3, 2019
Don’t Overthink It!!!
Executing on your idea and the barriers to overcome...
June 27, 2019
Guest Preview!! July 10th - The Larkin Plan.
Here’s a preview of the next podcast featuring Buffalo based band “The Larkin Plan” which will be streamed LIVE on Facebook at 8pm EST on July 10th!
June 26, 2019
Beer, Banjos, & Bluegrass: An Interview w/ Musician Mark Panfil
Multi-instrumentalist and Buffalo Music Hall of Famer, Mark Panfil, has not only entertained thousands across the country but has used his God given talents to teach and inspire others to play a little bluegrass.  As a music educator, Mark taught for over thirty years in the public school system while raising his own family in the same musical traditions his father passed onto him.  His influence within the bluegrass movement is best known through his passion for playing the dobro, banjo and his first love, the harmonica.   Mark was kind enough to share his story over a few beers that his son, Scott Panfil, had recently brewed.  A special thanks to Scott and his project WNY Brews for the use of his very awesome home recording studio.  Check out some of Mark's many projects mentioned throughout the podcast: The Panfil Brothers - Facebook page Creek Bend Band - Mark's Bluegrass Band Follow Mike Mainier on: Website:    Facebook:  @mmainier   YouTube: The Mike Is Yours Channel Twitter: @mmainier  Instagram: @mmainier LinkedIn: 
June 14, 2019
How to Live Your Life on a Sailboat - An Interview with Angela Smith Covey
Greetings from Marsh Harbor, Abaco!  Piano performance major / entrepreneur turned sailing enthusiast Angela Smith Covey dials into the podcast remote from the BAHAMAS! Angela shares how her passion for the open water turned into a decision to 'sell it all' and live full-time on a boat in the Caribbean with her husband Perry. Born in the mid-west with no prior experience in sailing, Angela explains how her dream of living on the ocean took shape over the course of 30 years. After running a family owned cookie business, leading corporate training events, as well as attending culinary school, Angela settled down to live life on the S/V Lily Belle (a 43’ Catalina sailboat). No matter if you are a boater or a land lover, her journey will surely inspire a life of travel, adventure, and most importantly to always live your best life!  Angela and Perry’s sailing blog ‘Happy Sails’ can be found at    In This Episode You Will Learn:  Buying a boat and preparing to set sail (7:12) Life after selling everything and leaving for the Bahamas (13:00) How many days/weeks can a boat be on the open water? (15:30) Specs on the S/V Lily Belle (18:13) Life before the water, traveling to 41 countries and the journey (21:02) Love of the culinary world AKA a love of FOOD (26:44) Angela’s tips for cooking on a boat (30:02) Preparing for the variables on the open water (31:13) Blue water sailing 8,000ft deep (33:00) Tales from the ‘Happy Sails’ Blog (35:13) Staying alive through the most dangerous channel in the Bahamas (36:27) Boating Communication 101…with your spouse (39:45) The difference between a boating vacation and committing to boating life. (43:00) Naming your boat and the ‘Happy Sails’ blog (47:35) Measuring sea sickness using the DEFCON scale (49:00)   Follow Mike Mainier on: Website:  
June 6, 2019
An Interview with Singer/Songwriter Samuel Tambe
Musician Samuel Tambe stops by Studio A to talk about growing up in the Buffalo music scene, the most important thing to know when playing in a band, how he conquered stage fright, and other important lessons he's learned along the way.  From being a hired gun playing 6-strings in a bunch of rock bands, to his most memorable moment as a musician, you won't want to miss his humble words of wisdom whether you've never played a song or have been on stage for years.  Sam also gives a soulful live performance of his new original song "Fine Time" which will debut on his new album "Deep Breath" dropping June 28th, 2019.    
May 25, 2019