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SportTokz with SportProfz

SportTokz with SportProfz

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SportTokz with SportProfz is co-hosted by Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media professors, Prof Walz (Laurel Walzak), Prof Joe (Joe Recupero) and Dan Berlin. The show is produced LIVE via Zoom conferencing call every Monday night at 8pm. For 1-hour we interview/chat with sport pros and profs about their careers and insight on recent sports news, academic research, and advice for students pursuing the business. To watch our LIVE episodes on Monday nights at 8pm and gain access to exclusive offers & contests, subscribe at www.sporttokz.com. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @sporttokz
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Episode #14 - Chanelle S. Reynolds - August 17, 2020

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Episode #16 - Jesse Pollock - TSN Producer - Aug.31.2020
On Monday, August 31, 2020 TSN Producer and RTA graduate of the 2018 and first graduating class of the RTA Sport Media program, joined SportTokz and "Jesse was energized, so articulate and beaming with life!" - Prof Walz. Jesse provided thoughtful insight on critical topics and offered advice for students entering the RTA program at Ryerson this year. He discussed ways in which students can start to value professional goofiness and how the sky is the limit for creation. See topic list below! Jesse Profile We're Not Going to Take It Athletes Supporting Black Lives Matter EsportsTokz: Life in the Bubble Social Media Chatz Rapid Fire Q’z
56:30
September 22, 2020
Office Hours - Tara Slone - Rogers Hometown Hockey & Sportsnet Top of Her Game
Co-host of Rogers Hometown Hockey and Host of Sportsnet Top of Her Game, Tara Slone joined me on an episode of Office Hours to chat about her incredible experience in the entertainment business. Did you know she started as an Opera singer?! Real Pat Benatar vibes. Jeff Marek also contributed with a real thought-provoking question and you can't miss Tara's inspiring and empowered answer. Listen on our Podcast now! See our Topic List below: 1. CAREER BACKGROUND 2. USING YOUR VOICE 3. BROADCASTING IN FAN-FREE SPACES 4. TOP OF HER GAME 5. LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PANDEMIC 6. PANDEMIC IMPACTING WOMEN'S SPORTS 7. QUESTION FROM JEFF MAREK 8. ADVICE FOR STUDENTS Thank you for listening to SportTokz with SportProfz! We would love to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts on our show by submitting a testimonial on our website on the Contact page. Also, check out SportTokz Pod on Apple Podcast to submit a rating & leave a review.
35:33
September 10, 2020
Episode #15 Jeff Marek Ft. Sydney Large & Vince Capano - August 24, 2020
On Monday August 24th we welcomed NHL Host on Sportsnet and 31 Thoughts the Podcast, Jeff Marek! Jeff is one of the most trusted voices in hockey journalism and respected because he cares about the professionals in sport that he interviews. He prioritizes building relationships with athletes, coaches, GM’s and other organizational pros and only wish to seek the stories they want to tell. We were are also excited to have Sydney Large, student at the University of Minnesota & founder of Support Women in Sport (@SupportWSports - Twitter) and recent grad from Brock University & founder of (@sportchat2020), Vince Capano as our Featured Guests! On this episode we chatted about discrimination in sports following the recent misogynistic comments by Mike Milbury and the homophobic commentary from Thom Brennaman. We discussed these topics from both an academic and industry perspective. Our profs, Jeff and our featured guests offered thoughtful analysis leading to profound quotes such as “We need to get to a point where we have an all women's panel and not call it a “women's” panel" and “There is no such thing as sloppy broadcasting if it is not in your unconscious bias” See full topic list below. 1. 31 Thoughts on Jeff Marek 2. Bubbles & Broadcast 3. EsportsTokz: Embracing Innovation During the Pandemic 4. Mike Milbury Comments 5. Thom Brennaman Suspension 6. Support Women in Sports w/ Sydney Large 7. Sport Chats w/ Vince Capano 8. Rapid Fire Q’z Thank you for listening to SportTokz with SportProfz! We would love to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts on our show by submitting a testimonial on our website on the Contact page. Also, check out SportTokz Pod on Apple Podcast to submit a rating & leave a review.
1:14:16
September 2, 2020
Episode #14 - Chanelle S. Reynolds - August 17, 2020
On Monday August 17th we welcomed Washington NFL Executive & author of her upcoming release “The Success Playbook”, Chanelle S. Reynolds! Chanelle discussed what it's like working as an NFL executive and the steps Washington is taking as an organization. She offers thoughtful insight to breaking barriers as a woman working in sports. Chanelle also provides important nuggets from her book by taking us through basic principles that contributed to her trailblazing career path, including; Understanding Your Power, Being intentional, The Art of Taking L’s, and Unleashing your beast mode. See our topic list below. 1. Chanelle Profile 2. Washington NFL hires Jason Wright 3. Book Club Picks - "The Success Playbook" 4. NBA Playoffs - Who you got? 5. Rapid Fire Q'z - "GO!" 6. Women Breaking Into #SportBiz 7. CFL's $30M federal government loan request denied 8. _____ UPDATE (Fill in the blank) Thank you for listening to SportTokz with SportProfz! We would love to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts on our show by submitting a testimonial on our website on the Contact page. Also, check out SportTokz Pod on Apple Podcast to submit a rating & leave a review.
56:38
August 25, 2020
Office Hours - Zack Brame - Career Profile & NHL Bubble with the Carolina Hurricanes
On this episode of SportTokz Office Hours we chat with Zack Brame, Digital Content Producer for the Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL! See the topic list below. 1. Career Profile 2. Applying for the Carolina Hurricanes 3. Inside the NHL Bubble 4. Oh Canada - So much love for us eh? 5. Piston Cup Racing - “He did what in his cup?” 6. Best Social Media in Sports 7. Career Advice - Can you come back to sports if you step away? 8. Networking Tips for Post-Secondary Students Thank you for listening to SportTokz with SportProfz! We would love to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts on our show by submitting a testimonial on our website on the Contact page. Also, check out SportTokz Pod on Apple Podcast to submit a rating & leave a review.
37:57
August 12, 2020
SportTokz Office Hours - NHL Seattle Kraken Launch Analysis
We are launching a new segment to our show called SportTokz Office Hours! This will be a space where we focus on specific topics or profiles of sport professionals and professors. You can find deep dives on important issues and detailed analysis of sport media, digital marketing, broadcast, game operations, sport business, social media and more.  We introduce SportTokz Office Hours with Dan Marrazza, Erin Hodges, and Kassie Epstein as we dive deep toward the Seattle Kraken and analyze the branding & social-digital media wins and losses of the 32nd NHL team’s launch. How does it compare and contrast with the Vegas Golden Knights launch? 1. Analyze the launch - Storytelling (from teasers to the name announcement) 2. Analyzing the logos & colour choice 3. Branding via digital production 4. Branding on social media 5. Moving forward - How can Seattle break the status quo? Thank you for listening to SportTokz with SportProfz! We would love to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts on our show by submitting a testimonial on our website on the Contact page. Also, check out SportTokz Pod on Apple Podcast to submit a rating & leave a review.
1:31:45
July 31, 2020
Episode #13 - Dan Marrazza & Erin Hodges - July 20, 2020
Dan Marrazza - most recently NHL Vegas Golden Knights, Director of Digital & Social Media, & Senior Specialist, Social Marketing at DraftKings, Inc. and our Featured Guest, Erin Hodges - Digital Marketing at the Tampa Bay Rays joined us on Monday July 20th, 2020 to chat everything sport social media and digital marketing. See our topic list below. 1. Dan & Erin Profile 2. Social Content During COVID: Who's standing out? 3. Twitch/Simulated game potential value, during COVID and post COVID 4. _____ UPDATE (Fill in the blank) 5. Industry Retrospective: How much the biz has changed in 10 years 6. Rapid Fire Q'z 7. Breaking Into the Biz
1:12:24
July 28, 2020
Episode #12 - Shireen Ahmed - July 6, 2020
The spark and a firecracker herself, Shireen Ahmed - Sports Journalist, TEDx Speaker, Sports Activist, Podcaster, Consultant - joined us on July 6th, 2020 to discuss activism in sport and her takes on the changes we see happening in the industry now. Shireen was FULL of energy and it will be impossible for you to not feel inspiration by the end of the episode. You can follow her on Instagram @footybedsheets and @_shireenahmed_ on Twitter. See our topic list below. Shireen Ahmed Profile NWSL Challenge Cup Athletes opting out of seasons/tournaments Esports + D&I Esports at the Olympics Team Name Changes (MLB, CFL, NFL) (NHL??) _____ Update (fill in the blank) Rapid Fire Q'z Disclaimer: In light of Edmonton CFL's recent news that was released after the recording of this episode, regarding the retirement of their name, we now only refer the team as the “EE Football Team".
1:09:59
July 22, 2020
Episode #11 - RTA Grad Celly & Class of 2024 Welcome - June 29th, 2020
On Monday, June 29th we were back with another #SportProfz edition of our show to celebrate Ryerson University’s RTA Graduating Class of 2020 and Welcome the Incoming Class of 2024! RTA Professors, Prof Walz, Prof Joe, Dan “The Coach” Berlin, and Dr. Nicole Forrester came back to be our hosts for the evening. Students reflected on their 4 years the program and share knowledge and advice to incoming students to create excitement for the incoming class! See our topic list below. 1. Celebrate defining moments in RTA 2. RTA 2020 Superlatives 3. Wisdom to impart to first year students 4. What’s next? Graduates to Professionals
1:16:58
July 9, 2020
Episode #10 - Dr. Jen Welter - June 22nd, 2020
Dr. Jen Welter, First Female Coach, NFL & Madden, PhD Sport Psych and Author joined us on June 22nd, 2020 to chat about coaching at all levels of sport and how her experiences have shaped her life. Dan "The Coach" Berlin finally met his match as Dr. Welter absolutely killed the Rapid Fire Q'z segment and had viewers applauding her for being the first to truly get a hang of the game. 1. Dr. Jen Welter Spotlight 2. COVID Positive Tests - What Now? 3. ESPYS - Love for Hosts, Megan Rapinoe & Sue Bird 4. NASCAR - Bubba Wallace 5. EsportTokz Update 6. Rapid Fire Q’z - “Go!” 7. _____ Update (Fill in the blank) 8. Social Media - Arizona Christian University 9. Questions from our viewers
1:11:28
July 2, 2020
Episode #9 - PRIDE x SportTokz - June 15th, 2020
We partnered with You Can Play to celebrate PRIDE in sports! Jonas Worth, Brock McGillis, Harrison Browne, and John Epping joined SportTokz With SportProfz on June 15th, 2020. See our topic list below. 1. Spotlight Speaker's Story & Connection to Sport 2. Sport's Response to LGBTQ Issues 3. You Can Play and Pride 2020 4. Pride Support in Pro Sports 5. US Supreme Court ruling for LGBTQ 6. Rapid Fire Q’z with Dan "The Coach" Berlin 7. ______ Update (fill in the blank) 8. Social Media w/ Chelsea Vern
1:23:02
June 23, 2020
Episode #8 - Dr. Nicole Forrester - June 8, 2020
Dr. Nicole Forrester (Prof Forrester), Joe Recupero (Prof Joe), Dan Berlin (The Coach) and Laurel Walzak (Prof Walz) discussed Racism and Injustice Affecting the Black Community Through the Lens of Sport. June 8th, 2020 "What's going on right now isn't a US problem, isn't a black person problem, it's a world problem". (Quote by Dr. Nicole Forrester, RTA Sport Media). 1. Drew Brees 2. NFL Mistake with Kaepernick 3. Bryndon Minter Speaks Out 4. Kevin Weeks, Kim Davis & Hockey Is Not For Everyone 5. Sports Resuming 6. Statements 7. $100 Mill - Michael Jordan 8. Globalization: Olympics
59:04
June 18, 2020
Episode #7 - Marissa Roberto - June 1, 2020
Host of TSN's Digital SportCentre & Esports LIVE, Marissa Roberto joined SportTokz on June 1st, 2020. See our topic list below. 1. MRob Promo Time 2. The Latest Returns 3. Celebrating Pride Month 4. EsportTokz Q’z 5. A Day in the Life of a Gamer 6. Supporting Women and Diversity in Gaming 7. Converting Sports Fans to Esports 8. ____ Update (fill in the blank) 9. Profs Rapid Fire Q’z 10. Social Media with Chelsea Vern
53:51
June 18, 2020
Episode #6 - David and Sarah Ayres - May 25, 2020
Emergency NHL Backup Goaltender, Dave & his wife Sarah Ayres joined SportTokz on May 25th, 2020. See our topic list below. 1. Dave’s Emergent Upcoming 2. Disney x NBA 3. Sport Docs - The Last Dance & More 4. UFC Event Coverage in Florida 5. CFL - Shortened Season in September 6. Premier League Clubs Vote Stage 1 7. Profs Rapid Fire Q’z 8. ____ Update (fill in the blank) 9. Break of Protocol - Can athletes stay safe & isolated? 10. Sarah on Social with Chelsea Vern
57:47
June 18, 2020
Episode #5 - Michael 'Pinball' Clemons - May 18, 2020
CFL General Manager, Toronto Argonauts, Michael “Pinball” Clemons joined SportTokz on May 18th, 2020. See our topic list below. 1. The Pinball Story 2. CFL - Funding 3. MLB - Salary Debate 4. NBA - ESPN’s Top 10 Players of All-Time 5. Networking The Sports Industry 6. MLS - Update 7. Profs Rapid Fire Q’z 8. ____ Update (fill in the blank) 9. Athletes On Social. Top 10 with Chelsea Vern
1:10:47
June 18, 2020
Episode #4 - Jamie Campbell - May 11, 2020
Sportsnet Anchor, Toronto Blue Jays TV Host, Jamie Campbell joined SportTokz on May 11th, 2020. See our topic list below. 1. 1000 Phone Calls 2. Baseball, Up Next 3. Hub Cities and NHL 4. Who is “Resuming Practice & Play” 5. Esports with Aksel Lielmanis 6. NFL - Flag Football and Schedule 7. Profs Rapid Fire Q’z 8. ____ Update (fill in the blank) 9. Athletes On Social. Top 10 with Chelsea Vern 10. Student Q&A With Campbell
1:04:18
June 18, 2020
Episode #3 - Matt Scianitti - May 4, 2020
TSN Reporter, CFL Sidelines, Matt Scianitti joined SportTokz on May 4th, 2020. See our topic list below. 1. CFL, Up NEXT 2. MLB To RESUME? 3. MLS' RETURN 4. THE WORLD OF TENNIS 5. ______ Update (Fill in the Blank) 6. Esports WITH AKSEL LIELMANIS 7. THE LAST DANCE PART 2 8. PROFS RAPID FIRE Q's - "GO" 9. ATHLETES ON SOCIAL, TOP 10 10. STUDENT Q&A WITH SCIANITTI
1:14:52
June 10, 2020
Episode #2 - Darren Dreger - April 27, 2020
TSN’s Hockey Insider, Darren Dreger joined SportTokz on April 27th, 2020. See our topic list below. 1. NFL Draft 2. NHL Virtual Draft 3. NBA Practices 4. Kawhi Leonard & Nike 5. NWHL In Toronto 6. Esports - Fortnite & Travis Scott feat. Artillery Squid 7. The Last Dance 8. Profs' Rapid Fire Q's - "Go" 9. Athletes On Social, Top 10 10. Who Is Next To Start Their Season?
55:49
June 10, 2020
Episode #1 - Scott MacArthur - March 30, 2020
Scott MacArthur from Sportsnet 590 The FAN joined SportTokz on March 30th, 2020. See our topic list below. Why we miss baseball? feat. Dan Berlin Esports: SPORT VIDEO GAMES LeBron James: Nike TIK TOK: Prof Walz's Obsession NFL Signings Women's Soccer Olympics 1: Expert Sebesta's Program Planning Olympics 2: Prof Joe's Take Scotty MAC's RAPID FIRE BONUS "GO" Things on social media about sports that bug us Things we miss the most about sports
57:01
June 10, 2020
SportTokz Pod Trailer
SportTokz with SportProfz is co-hosted by Ryerson University’s RTA School of Media professors, Prof Walz (Laurel Walzak) and Prof Joe (Joe Recupero) with recurring Featured Guests, Dan “The Coach” Berlin, Aksel Lielmanis, and Chelsea Vern. The show is produced LIVE via Zoom conferencing call every Monday night at 8pm. For 1-hour we interview/chat with sport pros and profs about their careers and insight on recent sports news, academic research, and advice for students pursuing the business. In the short time we have been operating, we have had an overwhelming response from students and speakers interested in participating such as Toronto Argonauts’ GM - Michael 'Pinball' Clemons, TSN's Digital SportCentre - Marissa Roberto, CFL Reporter - Matthew Scianitti, Hockey Insider - Darren Dreger, NHL EBUG - David Ayres, Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell, and Fan590’s Scott MacArthur, Jonas Worth from You Can Play, former Pro athlete - Harrison Browne and Brock McGillis and Canadian Curler - John Epping. We record the entire show for our social media platforms to later post highlights of our speaker's expert insight and advice. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @sporttokz To watch our LIVE episodes on Monday nights at 8pm and gain access to exclusive offers & contests, subscribe at www.sporttokz.com Stay tuned for previous episodes to be uploaded which will lead us into our regular scheduled programming. 
02:48
June 2, 2020