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Pulse of the SZN Podcast

Pulse of the SZN Podcast

By Stephen-Michael
The Pulse of the SZN Podcast, powered by SZN Media is Stephen's podcast that will include interviews and discussions.

The platform will be a chance for people to tell their stories and "check their pulse"
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SZN 1, EP 5: Breaking It Down With Brian H Waters

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SZN 2, EP 2: Impact Beyond The Pitch
Renee Washington is amazing in everything she does! Through anchoring, production, audio, writing, and digital content; she brings her best efforts consistently!  She was a four-year starter, all-conference player, and a three-time All-America at La Salle in Soccer.  Next, she worked as a sports multimedia journalist and news anchor with Gatehouse Media covering The Intelligencer, The Bucks County Courier Times, and the Burlington County Times. Additionally, she's made waves through the National Lacrosse League, ESPN+, Fox 1340AM Sports, and the Philadelphia Union of the MLS. She is also the host of Beyond the Headlines with Renee Washington on Fox Sports Radio 96.9FM/1340AM. In this episode, we talk about her ventures within sports media. Also, she gives us gems on how to be multifaceted with an impact. And more importantly, we talk about her experiences as being a Black Woman in Sports Media.
February 12, 2021
SZN 2, EP 1: Following JB's Beat
Jasmine Brown a native of PG County, MD. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. She previously covered various teams such as Maryland, Washingon Mystics, Georgetown, and more! Jasmine previously worked at ESPN as a Production assistant and now she's currently a social programmer at Bleacher Report’s highlightHER. In this episode, we talk about her story and the unique path she's blazing as a Black Woman in Sports!
February 02, 2021
SZN 1, EP 11: Inside The Football Gameplan
Emory Hunt founded Football Gameplan in 2007, billing it as the one-stop-shop for the football fan. As a former college football player at a mid-major school, Hunt understood the importance of representation of ALL programs and ALL leagues, and that they should be covered equally. Hunt's passion and drive led Football Gameplan to become one of the fastest rising sites for content on the web. With Football Gameplan, Hunt was able to become one of the first online football outlets to jump into the YouTube space and the Podcasting space before it all became both popular, and common practice. Since 2009, Football Gameplan's YouTube channel has grown organically to over 19,000 loyal subscribers and over 7.5 Million Views. Because of Football Gameplan's multi-platform growth and popularity, Hunt began to develop a media presence which led him to opportunities in the broadcast booth, where he is now a College Football Color Analyst, doing games on ESPN3, local and regional television network. You can also see Hunt consistently on CBS Sports HQ, and other CBS Sports properties, providing the analysis that has been a huge part of the growth of FBGP. In 2019, Football Gameplan became a cable TV show. "Football Gameplan on Game+ Network", is a 30-minute show airing in the #1 media market on the Game+ network In addition to that, Hunt has authored, co-authored and published 5 football books since 2014.
January 22, 2021
SZN 1, EP 10: I Cried And He Heard
Cayla Chase an Author, Entrepreneur, and Visionary, who loves to be transparent and prays that through her transparency that people see the grace of Christ, His mercy and love.  She is the author of "Outcry of a Teenage Girl: The Unmasking Experience". In her book written as a teenager, she talks about her struggles or "Masks" and what it took to get them removed with God's help. ​Cayla is also the visionary and director of Daughters of Compassion. A Christian young ladies mentorship group founded in 2015 for ages 8-18. The core purpose of this group to provide support to the whole person. An emphasis is placed on individuals finding their purpose and their value.  In this episode, we talked about her upbringing, her latest book, and what's next. Buy Her Book Here:
December 20, 2020
SZN 1, EP 9: Report Of A Survivor
Kyle J. Andrews is a high school sports reporter for Baltimore Sun. He is a 2018 University of Baltimore graduate and a Randallstown native. Before joining Baltimore Sun Media, Kyle was a Ravens and Orioles reporter for 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore. He also interned with Pressbox Media and Fox Sports 1340 AM. More deeply, Kyle is a cancer survivor. Through the struggles of medical issues and pressures of sports media, Kyle beat cancer and he's a survivor. In this episode, hear Kyle's story, his love of sports media, and his ability to thrive under pressure.
December 09, 2020
SZN 1, EP 8: Rising From The Mental Halfway House
Shawn E. Morrison II is a 24-year-old Branding and Strategic Development Specialist from. Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Shawn’s purpose in life is to be a Poverty Disrupter by getting people from an impoverished mindset to being able to immediately break the bond of mental and financial poverty in their families and surrounding communities.  Between his lessons at Morgan State and the path to writing his book, "The Mental Halfway House, Shawn is a great example of betting on yourself and doing the work to do so. On this episode, we talk about mental health and creating your own path. 
August 30, 2020
SZN 1, EP 7: Lessons At The Lunch Table
"DavyJ The Virgo" or David Abraham is a media personality, marketer, and entertainment content creator. He's mostly known as the CEO of The Lunch Table Blog Show.  "TLT" serves as a base for college-based content on social media as well as other content based on entertainment, black culture, and current events. What turned from a small gathering on the campus of Towson University is a full media brand with thousands of followers and high engagement rates. In this episode, I talk to Davy about his lessons and victories after 5 years of The Lunch Table Blog Show. Follow Davy J at: @davyjthevirgo Follow Stephen-Michael at: @szn_media
June 13, 2020
SZN 1, EP 6: Let It Out In Kayla's Office
Kayla Evelyn-Cunningham is a dear sister to Stephen-Michael as well as a future therapist. She has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology. Kayla understands the human mind and what causes people to do what they do. In this episode, Kayla talks about Mental Health, Relationships, and Emotions from an educated perspective as well as from a young adult's view! Follow Kayla at @misskaybae_iv! Follow Stephen-Michael at @szn_media!
June 10, 2020
SZN 1, EP 5: Breaking It Down With Brian H Waters
Brian H. Waters is an older version of Stephen-Michael. Between attending Morgan State, being raised in the church, having various media skills, and even being a huge Wrestling fan; Brian has played a huge role in my personal growth.   At Johns Hopkins Medicine, he is a two-time award-winning Communications Specialist on the Media Relations team. He is also the Co-Host and Co-CEO of the Wrestling Wrealm. In addition to that, he's a business owner of BWaters Productions. In this episode, he breaks down his growth and various experiences he's had. Follow Brian at @BrianHWaters on all social media platforms! Follow Stephen-Michael at @szn_media!
June 08, 2020
SZN 1, EP 4: The Innovative & Curly Content Creator
Nia Wellman, commonly known as Nia Imani, is an innovative digital marketer, content and social media strategist, and business consultant with a proven track record of results and high engagement. She is well-versed in the cosmetics, multiethnic hair, and beauty technology industries, where she has created experiential marketing activations and experiences for top brands. She has amassed a combined social media following of 165,000+ supporters through her content creation on YouTube. She is also the CEO and Founder of Campus Curlz, Inc., a national collegiate organization that provides opportunities, resources, and educational support to more than 500 women and men on 13+ college and university campuses. Campus Curlz also doubles as a marketing agency where they partner with beauty, lifestyle, and educational brands to gain traction within the multicultural millennial and Gen-Z community. This September, she plans to launch her first book coined “Brand Like A Girl: Transforming Your Platform Into An Empire” accompanied by her digital community that will train women of color on how to successfully launch and maintain digitally native brands. Follow Nia at @niabiafoefia!
April 25, 2020
SZN 1, EP 3: Tiny Footsteps With A Major Impact
Corin ‘Tiny’ Adams is truly a legend within herself. A 2010 Morgan State graduate who also earned her master’s degree at the University. Adams played four seasons for the Lady Bears, playing in 121 career games. Adams scored 2058 career points, 455 assists, 404 steals, and 564 rebounds. Adams is the school’s all-time leader for both men and women in points, assists and steals. Adams went on to have an illustrious professional career abroad. From 2010-2017 Adams played professional basketball in 12 different countries.  Off the court, Adams Co-Founded a non-profit organization: T3 Sports Inc. She also wrote a testimony and released an autobiography entitled Tiny Setbacks, Major Comebacks: From Brooklyn To Europe in September of 2015. On top of that, she's been an agent, basketball coach, and referee and now she has a giant dream: Becoming a Men's D1 Basketball Coach. Follow Tiny at @coach_ta9 on Instagram & Twitter!
April 22, 2020
SZN 1, EP 2: The Journey of a Natural Boss
Kiara Nelson is truly a boss within herself. From moving from a small town in the midwest then making her mark at Howard and North Carolina A&T; Ms.Nelson truly has had a journey during her time in undergrad.  Kiara, the founder of Natural Boss Branding, strives to ensure that everyone who works with her feels empowered through the brand materials that she makes. Natural Boss Branding has one simple mission in mind: to generate revenue via creative solutions for the female entrepreneur through research, strategy, and design. More deeply, she's one of Stephen-Michael's close friends and today; she will talk about her journey and what's next for the Natural Boss. Keep Up With Kiara: | @_kiaranelson 
April 05, 2020
SZN 1, EP 1: Getting To Know Stephen-Michael
Ariana Greene from Ariana's Canvas sits down with Stephen-Michael to get learn his story and understand who Stephen-Michael really is! Follow Ariana: IG: @arianascanvas, Website: Follow Stephen: Twitter: @szn_media, Business IG: @szn_media, Personal IG: @stephen.michael_, Website:, Email:
April 01, 2020